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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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Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of Our Universe (Eric Whitacre)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck 17 hours ago. 10 Replies

We've all heard about the Deep Field observations of the Hubble Space Telescope, how, almost on a whim, the device was aimed at what was thought to be an empty, unoccupied section of sky and a long time exposure was taken.  What they discovered was…Continue

Tags: NASA, Hubble Space Telescope, Deep Field, Eric Whitacre

Canada Not a Loud Nation

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Dec 2. 11 Replies

Canada is a proud nation but not a loud nation.British newspaper salutes Canada . . . this is a good read. It is funny how it took someone in England to put it into words......Salute to a brave and modest nation - Kevin Myers , 'The Sunday…Continue

FFRF's 2018 National Convention: John de Lancie

Started by Loren Miller Nov 30. 0 Replies

John de Lancie is a lot more than just the infamous "Q" of Star Trek: The Next Generation.  He has portrayed characters as diverse as Clarence Darrow, Donald Trump, and Nazi administrator Hans Biebow, as you will learn when you watch this video.  He…Continue

Tags: Clarence Darrow, John de Lancie, Freedom From Religion Foundation, FFRF

Peak Prosperity, We are at the peak

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 26. 3 Replies

The world is at the peak and tipping point in many different factors, i.e. global warming, monetary growth, insect collapse. I don't intend to be an alarmist and scare people, my purpose is to inform you. Please block me if you don't want to read…Continue

New Rule: Win or Go Home (Real Time with Bill Maher)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 4. 5 Replies

In case you hadn't noticed, we have a mid-term election coming up in three days, and it's more than a little important.  With it we can take back at least one if not both houses of Congress from the Republicans and send a message to Donald Trump…Continue

Tags: election, vote, millennials, Hitler, Donald Trump

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Comment by Plinius on September 16, 2016 at 9:46am

A present but from whom? Sinterklaas? Anyway, I've got Ménière - a present I can't refuse. It explains a lot about dizziness, deafness, etc. Dank u, Sinterklaas!

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 13, 2016 at 5:17pm

Loren, that site "25 Logical Reasons to Vote for Donald Trump" actually makes a lot of sense. I will be sure to go out and vote on November 8!

(If you use a script blocker like NoScript, you'll need to allow 25logicalreasonstovotefordonaldtrump.com and createjs.com.)

With similar concise, authoritative information that doesn't pander to Big Pharma or liberal media lies, there's "How Do Vaccines Cause Autism?" (scroll down for a link to peer-reviewed research) and "Number of Ministers Forced to Marry Same-Sex Couples" (click on underlined numbers for details).

Comment by Ian Mason on September 13, 2016 at 10:53am

Thanks, good people. These bursts of running around probably show how easily amused I am.

Trump: I wish the whole thing was a bad TV show I could turn off. The problem is that the incumbent of the White House affects my life too.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 13, 2016 at 10:44am

Ian, you never cease to amaze me.  Congrats on your marathon run..

Loren, your link works fine for me.  Very funny.

Cute dog and cat pictures.

I was wondering if a dog or cat could be trained to leave the house when the smoke detector comes on.  I imagine part of the drill would need to include humans propping open the door upon leaving the house. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 13, 2016 at 10:27am

Wow, I got behind here rather quickly.  Lots of posts.

Qiana and Joan, luckily I've never been in an emergency landing or have had to evacuate an airplane. In fact, most flight attendants will work their entire career and not have to go through that experience.  None the less, it's the single most situation that we are heavily trained to be proficient.  Once a year all flight attendants must return to training headquarters to be evaluated and re-certified to perform evacuation functions.  Step by step movements and vocal commands are in place to save precious time and must be followed and executed correctly.  

Comment by Loren Miller on September 13, 2016 at 7:13am

The link still works for me, Idaho ... though the result isn't quite what one might expect!  Anyone else?

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 13, 2016 at 7:06am

My system can't find that post Loren.  I tried several places Google referred me to, and no luck.

Comment by Loren Miller on September 13, 2016 at 6:02am

Okay, enough amusement!  Time for SERIOUS stuff.  Did you realize there are 25 Logical Reasons to Vote for Donald Trump?  You DIDN'T???  Well, then, you should clearly click on the link above and find these out!

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 13, 2016 at 12:38am

Qiana, Ruth, nothing wrong with being easily amused!

(Great pictures!)

Ruth, a "Fresh Air" episode I heard today (Monday) in the car brought to mind what you said about your cats hiding in the basement when the smoke alarm sounds, and that in a fire you'd have no time to save them.

Terry Gross interviewed Sarah Ellis, author of The Trainable Cat, which made me think "what if her cats could learn to endure that particular horrible noise, and go instead to the door, or into their carriers!"

Listen, or read the transcript, at NPR's site: http://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=4932...

(Torrey Wiley / Flickr)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 12, 2016 at 11:11pm

Good point about simple things being the most fun, Qiana-Maieev.

 

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