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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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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo yesterday. 95 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

Tags: prayer, Donald Trump, Oval Office, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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

Tags: Japanese Idol, Babymetal

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Comment by kathy: ky on August 9, 2016 at 10:02pm
That's today rather.
Comment by kathy: ky on August 9, 2016 at 9:48pm
Lucia Graves has an excellent article about Trump's murder threat in *The Guardian* published yesterday. Wonderfully written she calls out all Republicans who would condone a physical threat against the democratic nominee.
Comment by Randall Smith on August 6, 2016 at 7:00am
Speaking of books, I just finished reading "A Hundred Year Walk" (by ? because I returned the library book yest.). It was about a lady's grandfather who survived the Armenian massacre 100 years ago. I knew very little about any of that horrific period in Turkish history. Very good book, but very upsetting.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 6, 2016 at 2:52am

That's a great video, Joan.  What a beautiful facility for those who need it, both the elderly and the young.

Kathy, I've been thinking recently about Pat (from southern Illinois) as well.  I noticed he hasn't been around for some time. I hope he's OK.

Comment by Plinius on August 6, 2016 at 12:36am

Thanks Joan! The Humanitas care homes are very good with a kind humanist view on life. They have grat ideas!

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 5, 2016 at 8:58pm
Comment by kathy: ky on August 5, 2016 at 8:45pm
Damned auto correct! That should have been ky of course ;)
Comment by kathy: ky on August 5, 2016 at 8:43pm
Loren, you're weather is also very similar to ours' here in western NY.
Have you caught the new show *Full Frontal* with Samantha Bee on the comedy central network? If you haven't I highly recommend it. I remember you too are a fan of Jon Stewart's. Samantha Bee is the next best thing IMHO.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 5, 2016 at 2:08pm

Here is the citation for Minsky:

Hyman P. Minsky 1982, 2016

Minsky, Hyman (2016-04-14). Can "It" Happen Again?: Essays on Instability and Finance (Routledge Classics) (Kindle Location 38). Taylor and Francis. Kindle Edition. 

Comment by Loren Miller on August 5, 2016 at 12:03pm

At 8 AM this morning in Cleveland, Ohio, it was 82°F, and right now (1:02 PM) it is 93!!!  I've heard of Dog Days, but this is ridiculous!

 

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