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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Hilarious Must Read Letter To The Citizens Of The United States Of America From Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.Published by BhaviniA MESSAGE FROM THE QUEENTo all the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen…Continue

Consumers do not see this coming

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Meri Weathers Jul 11. 5 Replies

GRAIN & FOOD PRICES TO SOAR! China Trade, Farmers, Weather, and GSMWhat can I do to be more self-sufficient? 1. grow more of my food,2. eat lower on the food chain,3. find simple, less expensive pleasures, 4. build support community, 5. prepare…Continue

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Evangelicals Breaking Up with Jesus (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 28. 10 Replies

Has evangelical Christianity lost sight of Christ?  Seems to me that there are a whole lot of evangelical Christians who are presuming to represent Jesus by not representing him or misrepresenting him or – let's be honest here – talking out of their…Continue

Tags: Franklin, Graham, Trump, Jesus, America's Best Christian

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck May 27. 15 Replies

So, this morning, I was at my local coffee shop as I am most weekdays between bus runs. I do the editing on my husband's books so I had my laptop with me. My wallpaper is a picture I found online sometime back of a double helix with the word atheist…Continue

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 24. 21 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

Water! Access to fresh water declines as populations grow, temperatures rise, immigration increases!

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Bobby May 15. 7 Replies

What are their options? The aquifer that provided a necessary element for successful crops for the past 100 years is predicted to dry up in 20 years. Four generations of farmers in one family may probably not be able to last for the fifth…Continue

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Comment by Tom Sarbeck on July 1, 2019 at 10:08pm

Ruth, I considered that.

I wanted “eyeballs” here and you gave me yours. Thanks.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 1, 2019 at 2:34pm

Tom, you might want to post that discussion on the Main page Politics Forum. It'll get more "eyeballs" than our group.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on July 1, 2019 at 11:55am

This group, Hang With Friends, needs at least one discussion forum that explores politics, a forum NOT named Politics Light.

I won’t start it; I visit too infrequently to know this group’s culture.

My reason for opining so?

In yesterday’s (June 30) NY Times, a Front Page article titled Trump Consultant Is Trolling Democrats With Biden Site That Isn’t Biden’s reminded me that today’s GOP lives in the ‘gutter’ while today’s Democrats seem incapable of visiting the gutter.

Or is it that AN ‘friends’ prefer to hang with friends and not visit AN’s political groups?

Comment by Randall Smith on July 1, 2019 at 6:34am

Did I hear correctly that 19 out of 20 G20 countries signed the climate pact? Guess which country didn't sign? Grrrrrr.

Comment by Plinius on June 30, 2019 at 11:12pm

Congrats Ian!

Here the climate talks have reached report time, and I must say that all parties have tried to do their best, but even so it's too little, too late.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 30, 2019 at 10:27pm

Avalon band is young, bouncy, and cheerful. I can see why you enjoyed them. A policy to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 70% before 2030 sounds so much better than the self-destructive crap in which my corrupt government is mired. Thanks, Ian.

Comment by Ian Mason on June 30, 2019 at 1:40pm

The wait and negotiations are over. Denmark gets a minority Social Democrat government that has conditional support from the left-leaning and green parties.

Comment by Ian Mason on June 30, 2019 at 1:37pm

There's been a change of personnel since this video was made but Avalon were the stars of the evening.

Comment by Ian Mason on June 30, 2019 at 1:26pm

It has been hot and sultry here. I'm sure I lost a litre or two sitting in humid marquees and stuffy clubs although I remembered to drink lots of water. The sun is still shining but the wind has picked up so the air is fresher.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on June 30, 2019 at 12:14pm

Silkeborg, in Denmark, one of the northern European nations in which, relative to the USA, many say it is more desirable to live.

I agree, Ian, some of the ecopolitical stuff below does seem absurd, or as in OED ‘wildly unreasonable, illogical, or inappropriate.”

A more assertive EU or a few centuries of religious war will lessen America’s drive for empire. Heck, China alone might do it.


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