Hang With Friends

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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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Guns: Both Sides Now (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Wednesday. 2 Replies

Oh, NO!  The gun debate has gotten so heated that it has Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, TALKING TO HERSELF!  Apparently, one of her has had a stroke or a serious breakdown in cognitive skills, as she does little more than parrot the NRA's…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

the value of offence | qualiasoup & theramintrees

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Mar 3. 3 Replies

To me, this is a big deal (though it may not be to them): two great YouTube video producers have joined forces to deliver one very powerful message on an important subject.  TheraminTrees and QualiaSoup (brothers, I believe) have recently released a…Continue

Tags: offence, offense, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

The myth of religions

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 16. 3 Replies

The creation myth of civilizations instructs men to dominate, to conquer, to go forth and multiply. No reasonable person would pay attention to such a god. No hunter-gatherer receives such a senseless message from wise elders.However, that idea…Continue

Tags: masculine, violation, imperative, go forth and multiply,, conquest

Winter Driving, Preparing for the worst

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 1. 2 Replies

Now that we enter the time the Celtics called Imbolc, a pagan celebration of the beginning of spring and season of new life, I ran across this video on preparing for winter driving. It offers reasons for each thing he puts in his vehicles to be safe…Continue

Tags: prepare, driving, winter

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

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Comment by Ian Mason on February 16, 2017 at 11:05am

More science or more compassion? Why not both? Doesn't science without compassion produce atom bombs and Mengele? And doesn't compassion work better with science in hand (vaccinations etc)?

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 16, 2017 at 8:26am

Comment by Chris on February 15, 2017 at 6:13am


In the early days pacemaker wearers were told to stay away from microwave ovens. Is there still a warning about that?

I have some electrical devices such as a toothbrush that will recharge the battery electromagnetically - meaning it doesn't have to be plugged in.

Is your new pace maker's battery rechargable by electomagnetism?

How long does a pacemaker battery last? What kind of battery does it have?

Sorry for the technical questions.

I'm glad you are doing well.

Comment by tom sarbeck on February 15, 2017 at 6:12am

Playful, Joan, not felonious.

I loved maps when I was a kid, especially those in  National Geographic. I saw South America and Africa and knew they had to have once been joined.

The word cleverly combines Greek pan for "all" and gaia for "earth".

But it's always written in something like "all of the continents were one super-continent called Pangaea."

You know that in scientific matters I am a compulsive truth teller; I would write " super-continent now called Pangaea."

BTW, despite what the Bangers among us say, I have no mental condition that requires meds.

BTW2. Would you recognize hemlock if the people you query were to offer you some?

Comment by Plinius on February 15, 2017 at 4:51am

Late, of course! I´m glad your surgery went well, Joan!

Comment by Chris on February 15, 2017 at 4:33am

For the most part Tom Metzger and other White Supremist groups in the NW were shut down and lost their property from a law suit.  The Southern Poverty Law Center does as good a job as possible keeping racial violence in check.

I don't know where it stand now in Idaho.

A Year of Living Dangerously  is a 73 page report from the Southern Poverty Law Center about continuing problems with extreem elements in the U.S.

Comment by Chris on February 15, 2017 at 4:10am

The Missoula Floods which formed the Columbia River Gorge is interesting geology. Bretz did a good job of figuring that out. It took years before the general population believed his analysis of the area.

Comment by Chris on February 15, 2017 at 3:59am

Oregon and Washington used to be connected to Asia.

A small town had a "One Room" School house near

John Day Fossle Beds

where after an elementary school student went on to college and realized that one of the fossles found when he was in elementary school was a fossleized banana.

Other fossiles from the area were found in Asia and no place else leading to the theory that the NW used to be connected with Asia.

Oddly a "Born Again" Christian with a geology background told me about Pangea.  I don't know how a fundamentalist xtian can reconcile his religious beliefs with science.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 15, 2017 at 1:46am

Tom, you are silly! You know who called (named) it Pangaea! How do we know? Look at the shapes of the continents and how they pulled apart. At the edges were flora and fauna that matched, even though they were hundreds or thousands of miles apart with a sea between them. Even the rock structure itself often matched across the ocean. Any first-year geology student learns these things. It is the uneducated who don't understand how the continents drifted and continue to drift. 

You know all this, Tom! Have you been taking your medications properly? You aren't thinking! Are you OK? 

Comment by tom sarbeck on February 15, 2017 at 1:34am
May I stir some mischief?

So many people tell us that super-continent was called Pangaea.

Who 500 million years ago called it that, or anything?

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