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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat yesterday. 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 Joan Denoo on September 18, 2017 at 4:04am

Bertold, I agree, Mother Jones provides excellent investigative journalism. It is biased to the left and reports on the hard stuff, i.e. it's investigation of private prisons resulted in a change of policy with the Justice Dept to not send prisoners to private prisons, a truly outstanding bit of reporting.  

Comment by Patricia on September 17, 2017 at 4:23pm

There'd be a lot less problem if people would mind their own business, & stop making everything such a big issue, I'm sure.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 17, 2017 at 3:32pm
Comment by Ian Mason on September 17, 2017 at 12:43pm

A couple in England have withdrawn their child from school because a trans pupil has been allowed a choice of toilets. I don't know if cakes are an issue.

Comment by Plinius on September 16, 2017 at 1:28am

Great!

Comment by Patricia on September 16, 2017 at 12:56am

Oh isn't religion just grand?!

Comment by Plinius on September 16, 2017 at 12:49am

Thanks for the links, Carl, they look very useful!

The wedding cake issues are not widespread here at all - but luckily we don't live in a bible belt. Luca and I don't attract negative attention - but a very tall transwoman we know gets male agression.

The first lines in our constitution says that in this country everyone is free and equal and not to be discriminated against, whatever the reason. And because of that, wedding cake hate messages among other things are forbidden.

In other parts of Europe it's the same as with you: more religion, more discrimination. The Poles are ignoring the facts of life in their churches and the Russians are terrified of our western vices...  

Comment by Patricia on September 15, 2017 at 2:39pm

I just have trouble figuring out the drama aspect or the sensationalism about the news now.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 15, 2017 at 2:36pm

I have used a few references as a general guide to decipher the credibility of news sources.  You can have both left and right-leaning media outlets that have high standards without going to the extreme in either direction.  In my opinion, these guides are pretty much on point.

Media Bias/Fact Check

Please Stop Sharing Links to These Sites

The News  (I have looked and searched for the creator and the original source for this chart but cannot find any info.  I agree with the contents, though.) 

Comment by Patricia on September 15, 2017 at 2:04pm

Good one Chris.

Thanks Bertold.

 

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