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The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris Feb 19. 14 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

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Such Lyrics!

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 13. 9 Replies

Hello Friends,I was ruminating a bit today on my sixty-some years existence. My mind went back to teenage years when I first figured out religion is not only obnoxiously loud, but also nothing I wanted anything to do with. Truly. I knew by age 15…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 11. 1 Reply

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

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Questions......

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   It has been 6 month now since I signed up for Atheist Nexus membership. The past year has been sort of a bi-polar wave of emotions for me. I hope I wasn't offensive to the folks on here and I think I have been but I don't know to who. My desire…Continue

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris Jan 31. 15 Replies

As some of you may or may not know, my daughter is a television news producer, currently working in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her assignment is the morning news, which means she blasts herself up at umpti-ump in the morning to organize and prepare a…Continue

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Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jan 9. 19 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on December 12, 2016 at 2:01am

Daniel, a lot of overhead work with power tools; how is your back hold up? I suppose there is a lot of strain on your arms as well. 

It will look so good and your meals will be just fantastic. 

Comment by Daniel W on December 11, 2016 at 9:37pm

I think this is project day 6 for my kitchen modification to accommodate county building code requirements for the new gas stove.  Looks pretty bad, but demolition is now completed.  I need to trim a little more of the soffit framing, then I start re-construction.  Instead of taking off the entire soffit, I used a skill-saw to cut 2 inches off the bottom of the 2X8 framing so it's now 2X6 framing. Builder's code does not require even the 2X6, so we are OK.   I cut the framing in-situ.  What a mess.  But, demolition is the worst part, and now each project day will mean positive progress.  I hope.

Making the final cuts over the east wall, the hardest part to cut.

This was before that last section was removed.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 9, 2016 at 7:54am

Ian, sorry the job didn't work out for you.  Glad you're not worried over it.

Just curious, is anyone else experiencing sporadic delays getting email notifications from A|N?  

For example, I'm now getting notifications of posts Joan made 12 hours ago.  And I haven't yet received a notice about Ian's post below from 53 minutes ago.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 9, 2016 at 6:55am

Go Kathy! Very brave of you.

That's one of my favourite poems, Joan. And that earthquake must have been frightening.

No job this time around. So it goes. I'm not worried.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 9, 2016 at 3:41am

It was April 4, 1965, Don was a dentist in the army and we lived on base at Ft. Lewis. I felt the quarters begin to rock and a sound began that became louder and more shrill. I ran to the bedroom and looked at Cary, 19 months old in his crib, and the twins, Craig and Laura, 14 months old, trying to figure out which one I would carry outside first. I couldn't make that decision, so I grabbed all three of them and carried them downstairs and outside to a large lawn area. We were safe and soundly shaken. 

Puget Sound area, Washington 

1965 04 29 15:28:43.7 UTC 

Magnitude 6.5 

Intensity VIII

This earthquake caused about $12.5 million in property damage and killed five people. 

The Duwamish River and its mouth slumped, as did Harbor Island, damaging buildings. The ground under a major highway along Admiral Way slumped.

In Issaquah a brick building collapsed, a school suffered extensive damage, chimneys in the area sustained heavy damage. 

The quake occurred in an area of Puget Sound where at least four glaciations occurred. During the interglaciation periods, sediments filled valleys and shorelines with sand, gravel and silt, in some places two to four thousand feet deep. The earthquake caused these deposits to “liquify”, causing failures of buildings, bridges, and highways. In general, the damage was directly related to geology. 

~ Geologic Hazard in Seattle,

http://www.tubbs.com/geohaz77/geohaz77.htm.

~ The Seattle Earthquake of April 29, 1965,

http://www.johnmartin.com/earthquakes/eqpapers/00000015.htm

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 9, 2016 at 1:32am

Nothing remains, not the vast forests and field, nor the armies and navies used to conquer other lands, nor the art and music of the liberal arts, nor the science and discoveries of that era, nor the royalty with Pharaohs, nor the obscene wealth.  

All that remains are stone with words and images chiseled into them. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 9, 2016 at 12:28am

I've never experienced an earthquake or even tremors.  The thought of them scares the bejesus out of me.  When tornado weather is in the forecast and on the horizon I can prepare.  Not so much with an earthquake.  They can occur at any time of the year, day or night.

On a related topic, scientists predict Los Angeles will slide north of San Francisco approximately 15 million years from now.  That is sure to cause havoc with subways, sewers and underground cable connections.  

Comment by Loren Miller on December 8, 2016 at 10:06pm

Stone ain't all that tough.  Ask anyone who has ever lived through an earthquake.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 8, 2016 at 8:33pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 8, 2016 at 7:50pm

Try again: 

 

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