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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 24. 9 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

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27. 5 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

Tags: America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26. 2 Replies

It seems as though lately, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is evolving into America's Best Patriot.  She has recently been taking some fairly well-aimed shots at a certain Orange Nightmare and his sycophantic hangers-on, regarding the…Continue

Tags: patriotism, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Randall Smith on May 27, 2016 at 6:56am

It never ceses to amaze me that so many people accept "Noah fables" and the like (Jonah...) as the so-called Gospel truth. Of course, they reject evolution.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 26, 2016 at 8:25pm
We already have nonhuman autonomous entities operating in our society with the legal rights of humans. These entities - corporations - act to fulfill their missions without love or care for human beings.

That's for sure, Bertold!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 26, 2016 at 7:33pm

Joan - Thanks for the tip the other day on the book What to Think about Machines That Think. It's quite a fascinating read. One of my favorite quotes so far:

  • We already have nonhuman autonomous entities operating in our society with the legal rights of humans. These entities - corporations - act to fulfill their missions without love or care for human beings.
  • . . . The corporate boards of the future will be circuit boards.
  • . . . Of course, the first superintelligent machines probably won't be corporate; they'll be operated by governments. And this will be much more hazardous.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 26, 2016 at 6:53pm

Ruth, you remind me of the guy having a Rorschach test who says, "But doc, you're the one with all the dirty pictures!"

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 26, 2016 at 6:35pm

Does the right end of that ark resemble a hairy scrotum, or is that just my imagination?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 25, 2016 at 2:23pm

Good news, Randy.  Glad you two are reunited. 

Comment by Plinius on May 25, 2016 at 9:39am

There you are again at last! With all the NING-problems and real life interference I haven't seen you for a week at least! Glad your dog is back, Randall!

Comment by Loren Miller on May 25, 2016 at 7:12am

Outstanding news, Randall!  Give Dot a big scritch-scritch for me!

Comment by Randall Smith on May 25, 2016 at 7:06am

Finally, back on A/N. My dog, Dot, (Molly was my old dog, hit by a vehicle, Joan) is back, safe and sound. She was "rescued" by a farmer, put in a pen for safekeeping overnight. Dot would have found her way home, I imagine, but couldn't "escape". I went house to house to find her--and did! Thanks for the kind words.

Comment by Ian Mason on May 22, 2016 at 11:17pm

Hope your dog turns up soon, Randall. I know it must be a worry.

 

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