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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat 14 hours ago. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius Sep 28. 8 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

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27. 5 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

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10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26. 2 Replies

It seems as though lately, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is evolving into America's Best Patriot.  She has recently been taking some fairly well-aimed shots at a certain Orange Nightmare and his sycophantic hangers-on, regarding the…Continue

Tags: patriotism, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 21. 2 Replies

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

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Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 7, 2016 at 10:02am

Speaking of incredible sights, this also happened in Chicago:

Cubs World Series celebration ranks as 7th largest gathering in human history

http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/215601786-story

Loren, I don't believe this would have happened in Cleveland.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 7, 2016 at 9:57am

Chris, I don't know what else to say about the NASA photo you posted, but it is really F'n cool. I love when natural phenomena play tricks on our eyes and minds without using artificial manipulation.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 7, 2016 at 9:54am

And now, a little something to lighten your day:



Scaramouch, Scaramouch, will you do the fandango?!?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 7, 2016 at 9:53am

Joan, I saw the same story about the Siberian snowballs yesterday on BBC. Their article has a little more explanation of how they are formed. According to the article this has also occurred in Finland and also right here on Lake Michigan just last year. I seem to recall reading about it in the local news.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37883003

Comment by Loren Miller on November 7, 2016 at 9:50am

I'm not getting notified either, Carl.  You might Report an Issue on it.  Think I will, too.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 7, 2016 at 9:44am

Is anyone here experiencing problems with notifications from A|N?

I'm not getting notified when someone posts in a group I belong to or in a discussion I participate.

I checked my overall email settings here on A|N and all are the same as they've been for years.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 7, 2016 at 8:01am

Chris, that is an opportunistic photograph if ever I saw one.  Thanks for posting!

Joan ... that's just ... WEIRD!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 7, 2016 at 7:52am

‘White cannonballs’: Thousands of weird giant snowballs appear on S...

I'll be watching to learn how climatologists explain this phenomenan. 

Comment by Plinius on November 6, 2016 at 11:34pm

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap161107.html

Another way to look at Chicago..

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 5, 2016 at 8:17pm

Great video, Daniel. It's very mild profanity. I liked "sentient septic tank" and if you cut Mein Kampf into tiny pieces it sounds like tRump on twitter.

As to the black son story, it's not a story without DNA.

 

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