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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

Tags: surreal

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 Chris on December 1, 2017 at 4:47am

Thanks Ian,

I don't know much, or anything about William Shakesphere's tradegy Hamlet.  If I had to take a test of the play, or writing I'd fail. Does that mean I don't know the tradegy of power and family failings?

I dislike reading text written in Old English (probably because of my bias against the King James Bible).

I should become more learned.

Comment by Plinius on December 1, 2017 at 3:07am

A beautiful one, Ian, and very true!

Comment by Ian Mason on December 1, 2017 at 1:46am

Quite right, Joan. I'm reminded of a quote I heard somewhere: 'Principles are like stars. We may never quite reach them but, like the mariners of old, we use them to steer by.'

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 30, 2017 at 8:57pm

Ian, if I ever am tempted to get a tatoo, it will be one similar to your "Per ardua ad caelum"! I donn't know the Latin for, "if I aim for the stars and miss, I will land in the universe; if I am for the barn door and miss, I will land in a pile of shit."

Comment by Thomas Murray on November 30, 2017 at 5:15pm

A note on Christian values....

A Trump supporter laughing....

The shirt, " Rope.Tree.Journalist. Some assembly required" was sold at Walmart, but the store eventually then removed them off the shelf.

Comment by Chris on November 27, 2017 at 9:30pm

What Pai will do with the internet is just part of the monopolistic plans he has for cable, broadcast TV, radio, and news print.

He's a disease  that will infect democracy.

Only opiions - not facts.  In Trump land there are no facts.

Comment by Chris on November 27, 2017 at 9:19pm

Electronic Freedom Foundation.

The FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order was a huge victory for Internet users. Thanks to the millions of us who spoke up for a free and open Internet, we won essential net neutrality protections.

Now those protections could disappear, as

Monopolost FCC Chairman Aijit Pai

is considering reversing the Open Internet Order and giving major telecommunications companies an unprecedented level of control over how we use the Internet.Please tell your members of Congress to oppose efforts to roll back net neutrality protections.

The FCC’s public comment period has ended, but it’s not too late to speak out for net neutrality.

So what do I do now?

Please urge your members of Congress to oppose efforts to roll back net neutrality protections?

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I wrote a harsh message. I've never been known for tact.
The Monopolist Chairman Aijit Pai objective to provide high speed lanes for his internet kickback pals has never been what internet was about.

It should have always been a public service such as a library or telephone.

After Pai gets the goo wiped off his lover lip, and has an enema he'll make a ton of money in the private industry.  

He certianly isn't working for the public.
Comment by Patricia on November 27, 2017 at 1:39pm

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Comment by Chris on November 27, 2017 at 6:58am

Blood Thinners.

Warfran bleeding can be kept under control with potasium while other new kinds of medicine such as pradaxa may cause uncontrolable bleeding  complications.

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/29/business/international/german-dr...

Comment by Chris on November 27, 2017 at 5:05am

A couple of years ago I attempted to look up last names.  All I came across were commercial web sites for "Coat of Arms," and other nonsense.

Last names may not be peternal.  With wars, displacement, adoption and other conflicts a last name shouldn't matter, nor should DNA.  

The story of the family should be more important than last names, or dna.

I'm guessing that people, such as the maternal side of my family desire and look for remote relatives related to Kings and Queens - while  ignoring murderes and rapists.

If one goes back far enough it's obvious we are all related to amoeba.

Regarding cinematography. I enjoy Independent films.

I haven't seen "The Hippotamus".  I'll try to check it out.

This evening I watched a Danish Independent film "Adam's Apples"

with English subtitles that was interesting.

 

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