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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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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Sunday. 95 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius Sep 28. 8 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

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

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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

A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 21. 2 Replies

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

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Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

Tags: Japanese Idol, Babymetal

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Comment by Thomas Murray on September 1, 2017 at 12:45pm

...I forgot to add these scientists ignited these mini fireballs to confirm that it is gas...... maybe they get a rush out of it too...

Comment by Thomas Murray on September 1, 2017 at 12:42pm

Joan,

I am sorry you can't open the National Geographic link. I am not a member either and I don't understand why it is not opening. But your article basically on the same subject of gasses being released into the atmosphere. The National Geographic basically explains that greenhouse affect has since melting ice age permafrost , more gasses are being released, specifically methane gas and thus in turn, contribute an accelerate rate of global warming. Some scientist were able to walk onto just recently unfrozen ground and stomp on it and will see and hear gasses bubbling out like mini volcanoes....

Source: National Geographic Dec 2012

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 1, 2017 at 12:16pm

Forest fires in Alaska: A ticking climate time bomb

"About 33 miles northwest of Fairbanks along Highway 2, the verdant vegetation comes to an abrupt halt. Burnt tree stumps and scorched earth stretch from this point on, as far as the eye can see. It's deathly quiet. A cool wind blows, while here and there a few blades of bright green grass push up through the sodden black soil. And though this devastated landscape, runs an oil pipeline."

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 1, 2017 at 12:11pm

Thomas, I wasn't able to open the National Geographic link because I am not a member. I found another article about the release of carbon:

Canada’s huge wildfires may release carbon locked in permafrost

Canada certainly has many known and unknown causes of their huge fires. The image of Earth on fire is not just some crazy nightmare but happens, fire-by-fire. 

Comment by Thomas Murray on September 1, 2017 at 11:38am

..or the forest fires coulda been started by methane gas.....

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/12/methane/lavelle-text

Comment by Ian Mason on September 1, 2017 at 3:34am

I've been getting Facebook ads about 'Meet your Muslim spouse' Meet other Christians' 'Bible studies in Israel'. I've stopped them all and reported to FB that they were 'misleading'.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 1, 2017 at 3:16am

Patricia, I am very happy you are back with us. I like your contributions!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 1, 2017 at 3:13am

Let us not forget that the Climate Change created weather conditions that dried the forests and the soils, producing a perfect condition for distressed trees that beetles attacked leaving the weakened forests vulnerable to fires when lightning storms come through.

There are those who continue to claim that Climate Change is not happening and if it is, human activity does not cause it. 

And then there are the realities of poor forest management, "idiots who toss burning cigarettes out & leave campfires burning."

Comment by Plinius on September 1, 2017 at 1:10am

The idiots are always with us, as Jeebus said. 

Comment by Patricia on August 31, 2017 at 3:32pm

We can't forget the idiots who toss burning cigarettes out, & leave campfires burning. Then there are the ones who start fires deliberately!

 

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