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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 yesterday. 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 Patricia on July 15, 2018 at 12:47pm

But global warming is fake ya know.....

No idea what the future will be for the young ones.

Comment by Plinius on July 15, 2018 at 4:05am

Small fires in sandy areas, but some dikes are in danger. A dike consists of stone, clay and water - it may collapse if it dries out too much, then big areas can flood.

Comment by Patricia on July 15, 2018 at 2:27am

I can't believe how careless people are with their cigarettes & campfires after all the publicity!

Comment by Ian Mason on July 15, 2018 at 2:21am

There have been grass fires in many places in Britain started by cigarettes, military 'live fire' exercises and even one by a gamekeeper burning the cover used by partridges. He wanted to be ready for the next big shooting party. Nothing serious in Denmark yet.

Comment by Patricia on July 15, 2018 at 12:56am

We've had quite a few rainy days so far, but we're still in a drought. I heard last year that it would have to rain all day every day for 3 years to repair our forests.....& we all know that ain't gonna happen. Then there's the lighting strikes that are very dangerous for all of it.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 15, 2018 at 12:49am

The forest is verdant green from all the rain and the grass looks like normal Ireland's hillsides. The heat has set in and things quickly dry out because of the sandy soil. We all keep watchful eyes on burning because the drying grasses make an excellent tender for the surrounding forests. Even with all the rain, the forests look stressed from an earlier drought. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 15, 2018 at 12:45am

We had terrible downpours a week or so ago. I thought the sand and gravel would end up in the creek in the valley. This glaciated soil does not hold water. The garden plots that I enriched last year in raised beds grow healthy weeds; I haven't planted them. Just have not been up to it. The greenhouse is all I can manage. 

Comment by Patricia on July 15, 2018 at 12:24am

Do you have to worry about fires?

Comment by Plinius on July 14, 2018 at 11:50pm

The same here. Anyone join me in a raindance?

Comment by Ian Mason on July 14, 2018 at 11:14pm

The predicted rain hasn't turned up yet except for the island of Bornholm so now there's a ban on almost everything including barbecues, a summer favourite for many. Drinking water in DK comes direct from the ground but hasn't been affected although there's a ban on watering crops near large cities. There might be some isolated, heavy showers in the coming week but we'll have to wait and see. It will take a lot of water to get things back to normal.

I do similar things, Kathy. Water shouldn't be wasted.

 

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