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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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Canceling the Bible (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Jun 29. 6 Replies

It would seem as though Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has caught wind of the "cancel culture" which has been doing the rounds in the United States, surrounding the removal of certain statuary which celebrates the losing side of the…Continue

Tags: cancel culture, Franklin Graham, Jerry Falwell, Jr., America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Opening a Country With a Closed Mind (Betty Bowers)

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

Today, against the better judgment of just about EVERYONE with a brain and hard data supporting them, Georgia is going to open back up for business, including hair salons, bowling alleys, and ... GYMS???  Perhaps the biggest Petri Dish of them all? …Continue

Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, Brian Kemp, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian

Evangelicals Unmasked (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 26. 4 Replies

After roughly two months of "shelter-in-place," it would seem that evangelical Christians are champing at the bit to get back to their money-making-machines churches, because empty pews mean empty collection plates, which means no moolah in pastors'…Continue

Tags: ReOpen, churches, COVID-19, coronavirus, America's Best Christian

Do As You're Told!

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 26. 8 Replies

Spreading this around......As someone with a Masters in disease control, you can only imagine the sheer hell on earth that Facebook is for me at the moment.From Chantelle who has impressively made the leap from bath bomb retailer to consultant…Continue

#NeverBiden is the New #MAGA! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 14. 9 Replies

Apparently there is a new hashtag out there: #NeverBiden.  Now, I'm not much of a hashtag follower, but it would seem as though America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers IS ... and she's not at all happy with the point of view represented by the…Continue

Tags: #MAGA, #NeverBiden, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian

Thou Shalt Stay the Hell Home! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Apr 10. 4 Replies

Never let it be said that Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is a scofflaw as it comes to the whole "shelter-in-place" order ... ESPECIALLY when she has such a FABULOUS place to shelter in!  Problem is, she sees way too many other…Continue

Tags: virus, corona, shelter-in-place, , , America's, Best, Christian, , , Betty, Bowers"

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Comment by Plinius on June 25, 2020 at 2:52am

A good place to be, Ian, I love your plants!

Good news about Stella, Ruth!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 24, 2020 at 8:19pm

Neither of those links worked for me, Ian. The Feminist video was great, Patricia.

I've been absorbed by the new cat lately. And the pandemic. Got behind.

Stella wasn't eating well the first four days. She's better today. She's finally released into the house this evening, and rapidly inspected it all. The cat tree especially meets with her approval. 

PA is reopening, and our housecleaners cleaned the place today for the first time in a few months. Using masks and gloves. We'd found it shocking burdensome to do ourselves. My one finger easily triggers doing ordinary tasks, like putting on a fitted sheet. We decided to take the risk.

Comment by Patricia on June 24, 2020 at 1:19pm

Good to see some greenery.

Comment by Ian Mason on June 24, 2020 at 12:54pm

The balcony. The pot with bulbs is of course just brown now and the poppy died but the rest is flourishing. There is: rhubarb, mint, tomato, a rose, campanula, fuschia, lavender, azalea and a purple thing I don't know the name of.

Comment by Patricia on June 22, 2020 at 11:55pm

Yes, visualization helps.

Comment by Plinius on June 22, 2020 at 11:52pm

That's worth looking at, thanks Patricia! It means much more when you can compare.

Send a pic of your balcony, Ian?

Comment by Patricia on June 22, 2020 at 2:50pm

Animated graph showing virus deaths surpassing malaria

https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/2634167/

Comment by Ian Mason on June 22, 2020 at 2:08am

'Neofeudalism' is a new expression for me, Joan but I can understand why you use it.

I had whitefly in an azelea and the online tips I found were 1) spray with skimmed milk and let it go sour. They don't like the taste. 2) put strong-smelling plants (I have mint and lavender) next to the vulnerable ones to prevent re-infection. It's worked so far. Influenced by my ladyfriend Elna I've really gone to town with my balcony this year with some success. It's quite pleasant to sit outside with greenery, flowers, bees and hoverflies.

Comment by Plinius on June 21, 2020 at 10:55pm

powerful lyrics! Thanks for the subtitled song, Patricia! I haven't found a solution for my hearing problems yet...

Comment by Patricia on June 21, 2020 at 3:32pm

Powerful lyrics

 

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