Hang With Friends

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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 The Flying Atheist on January 11, 2017 at 10:10pm

On the topic of celestial events, I saw this today.  Awesome opportunity.

A new bright 'star' could appear in the night sky in 2022

A huge collision between two stars some 1,800 light-years away could add a bright new object to our night sky, say scientists – though this temporary star will only be visible for two or three years.

Remember though that technically this collision – should we be able to witness it – actually happened a long, long time ago, as the light we'll be seeing will be 1,800 years old.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 11, 2017 at 10:01pm

Ian, make sure you seek out some good crab cakes to eat when you're in the DC/Maryland area.

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 11, 2017 at 3:36pm

"Social media attention economy" encapsulates it, Ruth! You wrote about how rage and fear memes are more attention-getting, and thus more profitable, and will tend to displace everything else unless we make significant changes.

Comment by Chris on January 11, 2017 at 3:32pm

The solar eclipse wil only be a day so if you want to view it Ian plan accordingly. The other eclipse may last at least 4 years.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 11, 2017 at 3:29pm

Hi, all! I've been lurking lately, rather than contributing. Too crazy, with all the political destruction - in the midst of and accelerating climate destruction. Trying to make sense of the emerging social media attention economy "Social Organism" as Luckett calls it. Finished The Social Organism but not coherent enough to post a review here.

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Comment by Grinning Cat on January 11, 2017 at 2:56pm

I'm still angry that after this very questionable presidential election, we squandered two chances to avoid the Putin/tRump/Pence slate: in the face of tRump's "unpresidented" conflicts of interest and lack of qualifications, on December 19 only two Trump electors voted for other people, and on January 6 not a single Democratic Senator joined seven Democratic House members in objecting to his electoral votes.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 11, 2017 at 2:06pm

At least 4 years.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 11, 2017 at 2:03pm

Charming and peaceful, Daniel.

Thanks for the tips. They're just the kind of things I was looking for. Is it true that the Great American Eclipse starts in January and will last 4 years?

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 11, 2017 at 2:02pm

Attractive view Daniel.

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 11, 2017 at 1:37pm

(also quietly) Yes, thanks for the lovely picture into a bit of your life!


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