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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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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

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19, 2017. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27, 2017. 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

Tags: America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26, 2017. 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 Randall Smith on December 22, 2016 at 7:55am

I know the feeling, Daniel. Ever since I got my new TV and upgraded my DISH programming, I've problems with a pink, then frozen image. I have to unplug and reboot the receiver and TV waiting 10-15' to get a picture. I've called twice and got the run-around. Can't get the technician to come out, etc. etc. I asked for financial compensation for the troubles and aggravation, but "no". Next step, cancellation and go with DirectTV.

Comment by Chris on December 22, 2016 at 2:08am

Happy Saturnalia.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 22, 2016 at 2:04am

I am impressed with the quality and integrity of this fine group of people on Atheist Nexus, Hang with Friends! No one here willing to be gullible and accept poor performance by a provider, and especially sensitive to the beauty of the cycles of the year and its deeper meaning than religion. The Winter Solstice and the shortest day of the year, and the returning of the sun-light. 

I love the science of the event; it is even more miraculous than the fabricated stories of people who herded goats.

10 Things About the December Solstice

Comment by Chris on December 22, 2016 at 1:11am

"The do not call list" is available.

When you continue to receive unwanted messages from sales people tell them that you don't want to receive anymore calls from them.

That legally should stop the calls. 

If the calls persist denote it and file a complaint with the FCC.

Telephone polls and solicitors for donations fall outside the FCC "Do Not Call" list.

Comment by kathy: ky on December 21, 2016 at 10:39pm
I believe in your both your cases I would have lost it too.
Comment by kathy: ky on December 21, 2016 at 10:36pm
Daniel, Carl,
I'm proud of you both. The only time I've lost my temper and cursed someone it was a telemarketer. After six calls in less than 48hours, and me telling them politely each time I wasn't interested please don't call again, the seventh call I lost it. I screamed into the phone 'which f*****' part of don't call again do you not understand"? And I continued from there. They did not call again :-)
When it's business I'm much calmer and tell them I will report them to the BBB after I've spoken to their supervisor. Works every time.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 21, 2016 at 8:39pm

Just came across this video of the Christmas train display.  It shows it in action.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 21, 2016 at 8:38pm

Yes, Qiana, I did receive a check from them.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 21, 2016 at 8:04pm

Daniel, I don't blame you, especially when they require you to be home and then they're the no show.  Unbelievable!  

I'm not the cussing tirade sort of guy but I sure as shit was the morning a demolition contractor knocked a brick wall down onto my car from the garage they were tearing down next door.  I lashed out with both barrels.  He was the same contractor who remodeled my building, so I already had lots of (bad) history with him.  A very angry, pent-up genie was unleashed from me that morning.  This was before YouTube, but my rant certainly would have gone viral.  

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 21, 2016 at 6:22pm

Year 2016 seems to have had an overabundant amount of bad and tragic news.  Now, more than ever, it seems we need to take a deep breath and enjoy some of the simple and wonderful pleasures that are often overlooked.

Here's an article with lots of photos of what has become a yearly tradition at the Chicago Botanic Garden:  miniature trains running alongside landmark/iconic Chicago buildings made from all natural materials.   

Photos: Stunning Miniature Chicago Landmarks Shine At Botanic Garden


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