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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 24. 9 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. 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

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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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

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 10, 2017 at 1:18pm

Welcome back, Randy!  Glad you had a good trip.  At least you're in the comfort of your own home for your cold. Hope it goes away fast.   

Comment by Loren Miller on November 10, 2017 at 9:56am

Idaho, I was in India in 1985.  The traffic consisted of bicycles, motorcycles, cars and pedestrians, all taking their chances.  If there were rules to those roads, they weren't much in evidence!

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 10, 2017 at 9:45am

Interesting traffic in China.  It looks like they have no traffic laws, or don't enforce them.

Comment by Plinius on November 10, 2017 at 5:22am

Thanks Ian, that's another one to prove my point. I heard utilitarianism makes an atmosphere in which children are pushed.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 9, 2017 at 10:22pm

Winter holiday sorted out: Morocco in January.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 9, 2017 at 10:14pm

Chris (NL): I've read the autobiography of J.S. Mill. His father made him study Greek, Latin and other advanced subjects almost as soon as he was out of nappies. The result was a breakdown and severe depression at the age of 20. He went on to become an interesting philosopher but bore the scars on his mind for life.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Stuart_Mill

Comment by Ian Mason on November 9, 2017 at 10:05pm

Welcome back, Randall. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the trip (and got out before Trump arrived).A bit of a pain in the bum catching a cold but that will pass. Looking forward to hearing more when you're up and about again.

Comment by Chris on November 9, 2017 at 6:42pm

The pilot of the airplane should  have used  the thermal devices available to destroy the criptrographic and communication equipment in his plane before landing.  I wonder what happened to him. As a minimum he should have been court marshalled.

If navy vessles ware around he should have dumped the plane.

Some things you never hear about.

Comment by Chris on November 9, 2017 at 6:25pm

When I went to China I was called Horse face, because of my nose and mustache. Maraqua(t) is what they called Americans.

I thought the Chinese were friendly. I arrived shortly after the  airplane was captured.  I told the locals I was Australian.

http://rense.com/general11/capture.htm

My tour was to explre art, Bonsai, history and pyylosophy.  I have a rubbing framed on my wall of Confuscious.

I went to some small towns. It would be neat to explore Western China. I was only in Eastern China.  It's a huge country.

I was thinking about going to a zoo, but was warned it my be too tragic to see.  Another place I wanted to see was the Chinese space museum.  The National newspaper reported that the space museum was open.  I found that wasn't available.

I imagine the traffic is way worse than when I visited. I saw a byclist get run over.  Two cycle trikes were abundantly pouring out smoke.   It was amazing how much a bicyclist was able to transport.

What did you find the most interesting Randy?

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 9, 2017 at 4:54pm

Randy, I missed you! Can't wait to read your journal! The thing that impressed me the most was the clay army, to think that a person or persons would have the power to get all the people involved to create such a force and then bury it! The Great Wall impressed me because of realizing the tremendous number of people it took to build it, and the incredibly hard work, even if they secured their safety from intruders.

I am glad to learn they were friendly with you; I found them incredibly friendly, generous and curious about a white-skinned, round-eyed person. I was there shortly after China opened its doors to the west in 1972. I had a "handler," did you?

I wish you could have visited the farming areas; can you imagine feeding all those people? I don't remember the number of people when I was there, but the crowds were beyond anything I had ever experienced, all kind, intrigued, and gracious.

I understand modern/western clothes, foods, architecture, and business practices have taken hold in the cities. Too bad! I liked the ways the people appeared to build strong residential communities; I hope that is still true.

Please take your time and write as much as you can. I want to read every word you offer us.

 

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