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Picture yourself spending some time with congenial friends, sharing your lives and pictures from your cell phones." They're curious about that cool game, song, movie, camping trip, art show, or other event that fascinated you. You talk about all kinds of stuff, poetry, styles, personal achievements, relationships, and bad days. You can share your inner child, and laugh together. They sympathetically listen to your feelings about serious topics like politics or climate change, even when they don't agree.

Personal validation comes from paying attention to one another, giving more than you get. Everyone respects you and themselves, despite our amazing range of personal tastes and interests. They'll tell you they don't agree with an idea or behavior without implying you're a bad person or somehow deficient. It's an "I'm OK, You're OK" kind of fellowship, where nobody tries to make himself look better by picking on somebody else.

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bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever 8 hours ago. 37 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Sep 6. 0 Replies

If you are associated with religion and especially a fundamentalist religion, doubt is intolerable.  Certainty, however it may be achieved or imposed, becomes a necessary element, especially considering the utter dearth of any form of evidence or…Continue

Tags: religion, TheraminTrees, punish, doubt

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 2. 17 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly Sep 2. 3 Replies

Ever decide that you wanted to read the whole bible, cover to cover, only to realize half-way through Deuteronomy that the darn thing is industrial-strength BORING?!?  Well, never fear!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, has done the Cliff's…Continue

Tags: bible, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 29. 22 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2016 at 2:01pm

Daniel, you made the only choice that made sense when you worked. A new leaf has turned and I am happy to read your full name. "wokenhime" That is distinctive enough and easy to pronounce, especially having those clues. 

Facebook lists two:

Daniel Wachenheim
and 
Daniel Wachenheim
Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey
By the way, Denoo rhymes with   the new'  with the accent on the second syllable. 
Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on August 31, 2016 at 1:37pm
Joan, I'm really glad your procedure went so well. They are usually routine with quick results, but everyone is different. As it turned out, that's awesome.

Im going to assume we've lost Pat. He never had such a long dry spell. There was no indication that he was unhappy with Nexus. He was an older gentleman with heart disease and diabetes. Im grateful he was here. He was a good guy. If I'm wrong, that would be a happy thing.

I never knew Pat's last name. If we knew that, we could at least check for an obit, and have some closure.

Regardless of that, Thank you Pat for being here.

Partly for that reason, and for sveral other readons, and after some internal debate, I'm going "Full Monte" with my screen name again. I hesitated because I truly value privacy, and a less than 100% open screen name, meant I could be open and not self censor here. The old screen name helped me feel a litle safer about career risks, but that's done too. A new leaf requires turning. So be it.

The pronunciation of the first part rhymes with "Wok" and the last part rhymes with "time".
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2016 at 1:04pm
Comment by Idaho Spud on August 31, 2016 at 7:58am

"Good, or bad, the not knowing drives me nuts, ruins my sleep, & I can't think of anything else other than something is wrong."

I can relate Qiana.  I'm the same.  I would tell my doctor how it affects me, and ask him to PLEASE let me know without a waiting period.

Comment by Loren Miller on August 31, 2016 at 5:43am

Joan, I dropped a note to Pat some time back, and have not heard from him ... and yeah, I worry, 'cuz I really enjoy his presence here.

And as for solar roadways, I still would like to know: what happens when you drop a bowling ball or a safe on one?  What happens during a winter freeze/thaw cycle?  How do you repair them???

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 30, 2016 at 11:49pm

Am I crazy, or does this title make no sense?

"Marvellous Technology S Biggest Flops And Why Solar Roadways Are Se...

I understand "Marvellous Technology" and "Flops" but the rest of it has no meaning. The captions on the photos provide more confusion than illumination.

Here is another dandy:

"Excellent The Has Laid World S First Solar Road We Go Eyes Solar Pa...

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 30, 2016 at 11:29pm

Daniel, yes, arthroscopic surgery was the procedure. It only took 15 minutes and I felt almost immediate relief. I do hand exercises to restore flexibility and have returned to normal activity. I have hair cuts that hurt more than this. 

Loren, I just sent another message to Pat with a not so subtle, "Are you OK?" Daniel wrote to him earlier as well with no response. I wonder if he has family that collects his mail?

  

Comment by k.h. ky on August 30, 2016 at 10:59pm
Thank you Daniel. That's kind of you. I was just really curious about anyone being called in for test results. Just seems odd. I've been called by a doctor to go straight to the hospital because I was having an ectopic pregnancy and the surgeon would be waiting for me. Holiday weekends are a hard time to get information :\
Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on August 30, 2016 at 10:16pm
I wish I could say something more helpful. I just hope there is something useful from your test, and not a big deal. Please do keep us posted, I will be concerned for you.
Comment by k.h. ky on August 30, 2016 at 10:10pm
This doctor and I are friendly. The nurse's always call with the results and any follow up with a prescription or referral. If everything checked out OK they just call and tell me that.
It may be a matter of new policy. A new place came here about eight years ago and seems to be ran in much the way Daniels prior job was. A lot of turnover in the physicians dept and no compete clauses for three years.
I was just curious because I've never had one asked me to schedule for follow up on test results and didn't know anyone who has.
Whatever it is I'll find out Tue.
 

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