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The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller 17 minutes ago. 6 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Fan.tasia – A Disney Mashup by Lindsey McCutcheon

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud 2 hours ago. 8 Replies

Any of you remember that Hollywood musical dance number mashup that Nerd Fest UK created put together some months back?  Well, someone by the name of Lindsey McCutcheon has…Continue

Tags: Lindsey McCutcheon, animation, Disney

The Gun Industry's Killing in Killing (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G on Wednesday. 15 Replies

America's Best Christian has finally acknowledged that there may be one outfit which has her belief system beat for it's leverage on the government.  No great surprise, it's the NRA and the gun industries.  Betty's a good loser, though.  She's made…Continue

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

The God of Cancer (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 18. 10 Replies

Seth Andrews has been through the mill as it comes to dealing with those who insist that their faith in a deity is not just valid but necessary to their lives and to all lives.  Having dealt with that gauntlet and come out the other side an atheist,…Continue

Tags: cancer, god, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

We Are America / Love Has No Labels (John Cena - Ad Council)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 10. 3 Replies

It seems to be a repeating pattern: I wander around the internet and inevitably, I stumble onto all manner of stuff.  It happens all the time on YouTube, and as you doubtless have deduced, yours truly tripped over something a couple minutes ago,…Continue

Tags: patriotism, labels, love, Ad Council, John Cena

In God We Trust? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Jul 4. 4 Replies

HEY, gang!  Your favorite America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers is BACK and just in time for the Fourth of July!!!  This time, she's hit it big, coming to us live and in color from the Capitol!  Seems as though she's as upset about this whole "In…Continue

Tags: congress, god, Jesus, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by sk8eycat on January 12, 2015 at 10:53am

City of Los Angeles has that same rule about not bagging recyclables...IMO its only purpose is to eliminate a simple step in the sorting process.

I am often thankful for gazillion reasons that my parents chose Burbank to settle in.  Better public services all around.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 12, 2015 at 9:44am

I think I'll send the new mayor an email with my thoughts.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 12, 2015 at 9:39am

Spud, sounds like a good problem to take to the city council or whatever form of government you have. Putting paper in paper bags and plastic in plastic bags seems a reasonable thing to do. I certainly would not want paper and plastic flying all over. 

I spent a month at Mata Ortiz, Mexico, and they had a forest of plastic bags, blown by the wind and caught by cactus and mesquite. At first, it looked like a new species of desert plant. Oh! plastic trees! 

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 12, 2015 at 9:18am

My city doesn't allow us to put recyclables in any bag, so paper flies all over town.  Isn't that wonderful!

Comment by sk8eycat on January 11, 2015 at 4:45pm

Oh, and we put our recyclables in the paper bags for trash pickup.

Store2Door still uses plastic...it's part grocery and part deli.  And they DELIVER! 

Comment by sk8eycat on January 11, 2015 at 4:42pm

L.A. TIMES Editorial:

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-plastic-bag-referen...

It currently applies to supermarket chains and pharmacies only; convenience and liquor stores have a year to comply.

There were attempts when the plastic bags first became ubiquitous to have them made of biodegradable plastic, but that didn't work well...and some were so flimsy that they ripped as soon as you lifted them out of the shopping cart. 

None of the pharmacies I am familiar with have ever used plastic bags, but they sure do get carried away with stapling the Rx tags to the outside of the paper bags!  Fortunately, we have plenty of staple-pullers in this house...left over from when Dad had his accounting office in the den.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 11, 2015 at 7:46am

I can sympathize with you, Ruth. My back "went out" a couple days ago which restricts everything I do. Hope you'll be improving soon.

Felaine, did I hear or read that California has banned plastic bags?

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 10, 2015 at 10:16pm

Sorry Carl, received this "Server Error. 404 - File or directory not found. "

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 10, 2015 at 9:43pm

I don't think I have enough field mice that would support an owl family. The  good mousers moved away, but I notice a new cat has been coming around. Of course, I encourage them, even as I hate to have my little mouse family attacked. Mice can take down the sturdiest sunflower, corn stock or other plants so quickly. While I sick, it was fun to watch them. I don't think I will be so forgiving now that I am back on my feet. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 10, 2015 at 9:35pm

Ruth, I am so sorry you have these persistent health problems. You seem to be doing all the things possible as preventives. I assume your health care providers have the latest treatments protocols and you read up on all the information available.  

Just a little eye candy for you. 

 

 

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