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Afrodisiacs – African Aphrodisiacs

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo yesterday. 4 Replies

Am I so old and not know the definition of aphrodisiac, and its historical definition being based on Aphrodite, that her name came from the African drugs that Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans used for sexual enhancement? Dhu!  Aphrodite, ancient Greek…Continue

Tags: Africa, Lady, Victorian

Degrees of Doubt: The Claims and Credentials of Ravi Zacharias (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris May 17. 1 Reply

Anyone here ever run onto an apologist by the name of Ravi Zacharias?  I've seen his name dropped multiple times on YouTube as supposedly being THE ONE APOLOGIST that no atheist wants to cross swords with, because of his facility with christian…Continue

Tags: Ravi Zacharias, Steve Baughman, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Most Hated Woman in America (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Gary S Apr 19. 7 Replies

Before Aron Ra and Matt Dillahunty, before Dawkins or Dennett or Harris or even Hitchens, there was Madalyn Murray O'Hair.  In the midst of an America where Christianity was being flaunted as a defense against the godless communists of the Soviet…Continue

Tags: Frank Zindler, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Todd Williams Apr 12. 16 Replies

As some of you may or may not know, my daughter is a television news producer, currently working in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her assignment is the morning news, which means she blasts herself up at umpti-ump in the morning to organize and prepare a…Continue

Tags: Emmy, news, television, daughter, dad

attacking ideas (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 1 Reply

Attacking ideas is a considerable portion of what we as atheists do.  Why attack ideas?  Ideas earn attack when they don't serve people, not just us but those who adopt said ideas, mistakenly thinking that they have value when they don't.  Our…Continue

Tags: ideas, Islam, TheraminTrees

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 40 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Ian Mason on July 9, 2015 at 2:08pm

Returned today from Copenhagen. Spent a few hours with my daughter and son-in-law and then an evening at Tivoli enjoying Tony Bennett and Gaga. They were consumate professionals with real style and had a really good band behind them, so the show was a true delight.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzl8zYz8JDs

Comment by Ian Mason on July 9, 2015 at 2:03pm

Felaine, I hope all goes well for you. My Father had terrible leg pains until he had a balloon down the artery on one side and a bypass on the other. He brightened up a lot afterwards. I'll be thinking of you.

Carl, it sounds like you might sympathise with St. Sebastian.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 9, 2015 at 8:57am

It appears you're keeping your sense of humor, Felaine, despite your situation. Thinking of you.

Comment by Plinius on July 9, 2015 at 3:58am

Holey Pin Cushion.

Succes,Sk8eycat!

Comment by sk8eycat on July 9, 2015 at 3:14am

Thank you all for your good wishes and concern. 

I think this is a result of Pfizer changing their so-called patient assistance program 18 months ago...they discontinued providing Glucotrol XL and other meds to low/no-income patients.  I never could afford a month's worth at the pharmacy's standard rates, and generis isn't that much cheaper.. 

Medicareless Part D is nothing but corporate welfare, and as you've noticed, I get pissed off at gov't scams easily.  Plus the doctor who took over my case when Dr. (Bad Jokes) Haber retired doesn't seem to give a damn, or her office help is brain damaged.

One of the first things I'm going to ask for is a social worker....

PS: St. Joe's is an excellent hospital, with really caring nurses and LVNs.  They just insist on hanging those gruesome scarecrows on the walls.... and a large mosaic (donated by Delores Hope) of St. Sebastian shot full of arrows.  Oh, joy.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 9, 2015 at 2:53am

I panicked this afternoon and did NOT call an ambulance.....yet.  There have been so many brush fires and leftover fireworks accidents that I didn't want to interfere with a real emergency.  BUT I have to do something ASAP...my dad went through something like this 30 years ago, was in St. Joe's for weeks having vein grafts and stuff.

I have been paying for ambulance service for 15 or 20 years, and have not needed it till now....so I won't have to shell out big bux.  I'll try to get some sleep, and then call the EMTs when morning drive time is over.

Frankly, I'm terrified.

Comment by Plinius on July 9, 2015 at 2:20am

(((((Felaine!)))))

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 9, 2015 at 1:26am

Felaine, your condition worsened so fast, I knew you were having problems but had no idea it is as bad as it is. What a horrid experience you have. Please, bring us up to date as soon as you are able. I fear the worst as I hope for the best outcome. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 9, 2015 at 1:16am

Felaine, I am surprised at your reaction to the "down time" of Atheist Nexus. Of course, one can think one is being kicked off the site. It is one explanation. I interpreted it to mean that I had made some mistake with my computer and I had to correct myself. Others could think the site was closed for maintenance. I suppose there are other reasons people could come up with, but I can't think of them just now. 

I am really sorry you were under the impression you were kicked off those few hours of down time. The feeling of rejection is a lonely one. No knowing what happened made it even worse, I suspect. 

In any event, you and I and the rest of the A/N family continue on the site and can wallow in the joy of belonging to a support system such as this. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 8, 2015 at 9:58pm

Oh dear, Sk8eycat/Felaine!

Thanks for the wonderful wildlife description of your bedroom in Laura's home, Joan.

I know what you mean about blood tests, Flying Atheist. I'm gald you're handling the statins OK. I had an idiot specialist prescribe prescription strength NSAIDs when I was on Lipitor, and got liver problems after 3 months. I was too trusting, and never had the energy to read all of the details about my new med.

 

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