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the value of offence | qualiasoup & theramintrees

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Mar 3. 3 Replies

To me, this is a big deal (though it may not be to them): two great YouTube video producers have joined forces to deliver one very powerful message on an important subject.  TheraminTrees and QualiaSoup (brothers, I believe) have recently released a…Continue

Tags: offence, offense, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

The myth of religions

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 16. 3 Replies

The creation myth of civilizations instructs men to dominate, to conquer, to go forth and multiply. No reasonable person would pay attention to such a god. No hunter-gatherer receives such a senseless message from wise elders.However, that idea…Continue

Tags: masculine, violation, imperative, go forth and multiply,, conquest

Winter Driving, Preparing for the worst

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 1. 2 Replies

Now that we enter the time the Celtics called Imbolc, a pagan celebration of the beginning of spring and season of new life, I ran across this video on preparing for winter driving. It offers reasons for each thing he puts in his vehicles to be safe…Continue

Tags: prepare, driving, winter

A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Dec 26, 2017. 10 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6, 2017. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Loren Miller on July 24, 2017 at 11:49am

There is actually such a thing as plum wine.  My wife and I have it regularly when we go to a Japanese hibachi-style restaurant.  Kinsen is our preferred brand.

Comment by Ian Mason on July 24, 2017 at 11:39am

Thomas, you might be thinking of South African Ruby Cabernet.  It's a very full, rounded red with a slight hint of sweetness, as far as a red wine can be sweet.

Comment by Ian Mason on July 24, 2017 at 11:36am

Spent the weekend in Silkeborg for a friend's birthday. Good grub and a walk around the lakes. Also saw 'Dunkirk' at the cinema. One critic called it a 'series of vignettes' but I think the writer/director has chosen to show three typical, personal and interlinked stories rather than a cast-of-thousands, all-action, blockbuster war film. I enjoyed it very much.

Today, went with some friends to visit the 'Ecolarium' in Vejle. It was delightfully full of children who, I hope, will learn to take better care of the world.

Comment by Thomas Murray on July 24, 2017 at 10:25am

   To wine connoisseurs, oenophiles, winos, or anyone who enjoys wine with friends.. I have a question.

Which wine has a distinct plum flavor to serve at supper? What is the name of this particular wine or wines and who produce these  wines?

  My mother-in-law may come to visit us and may stay a week (despite MiL have to endure as the butt of jokes, I look forward to her visit here). She enjoys good food ( I am a pretty good cook if I may say so).

   Or other suggestions of red, white, or rose' wines are welcome.

So how much am I willing to spend per bottle is "I don't know". The last time I sipped wine was over 25 years ago.

Much appreciated.....

Comment by Randall Smith on July 22, 2017 at 8:40am

Bertold, I'll add that drowning tragedy to my list of "why I'm a misanthrope". So sad. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 21, 2017 at 3:40pm

I wouldn't be surprised if people at the Heritage Foundation would yuck it up if the GOP wealthcare plan passes.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 21, 2017 at 2:08pm

Thomas - pretty much, yes. It's the "I've got mine so fuck you" mentality über alles.

Comment by Thomas Murray on July 21, 2017 at 1:39pm


Isn't this exactly the same mentality of the Republicans if they succeed in repeal/replace  Affordable Care Act for 10 million Americans?

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 21, 2017 at 1:09pm

From the What a Wonderful World Department:

Adisturbing video has surfaced of teens in Florida laughing at a disabled man drowning in a retention pond.

The five teens can be heard mocking Jamel Dunn, 32, as he screams begging for help. The ages 14 to 16-year-olds watch him struggle and ultimately fall under the water. When Dunn doesn’t resurface the teens continue to joke about him, The New York Daily News reported via Florida Today.

“Oh, he just died” one can be heard saying on the video. The group then laughs.

No one called 911 nor did they rush to help.

Raw Story

These kids must have been raised by atheists, right?


Comment by Plinius on July 18, 2017 at 10:53pm

It Is funny, but telemarketeering is a crappy job. The shopping centre here is full of colporteurs, etc. They ask time to talk to me, and I tell them 5 seconds. After 5 seconds I wish them a good day and go on. They look so surprised then!


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