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Hang With Friends

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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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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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

Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Jan 5. 7 Replies

Ian, for some reason, my comment would not "send" on Hang with Friends; perhaps it will here!Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing. It goes in my file. I especially like the thought of surprising myself. Laura made a special trip to my Spokane home to…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jan 1. 0 Replies

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

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 31, 2016. 27 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 14, 2016. 27 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Dec 7, 2016. 10 Replies

Long story short, it's those near misses, the almost-but-not-quite, close but no cheroot moments, or, would you believe ... Near Death Experiences!  So what's the big deal?  Betty Bowers, America's BEST Christian and self-proclaimed expert on such…Continue

Tags: Near Death Experiences, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Joan Denoo on November 2, 2016 at 6:21pm

Attempt #4 at posting this: 

Drifting into Arctic Un-Winter

"Many call it global weirding. But weird just barely describes what’s happening in the Arctic right now. To the consternation of some, I’ve warned that the process we are now witnessing is the start to ... that will assuredly happen if we don’t stop burning fossil fuels soon. But we could just as well call it un-winter. Or de-wintering. Whatever you want to name it, and regardless of whether your initial inclination is to downplay it or to shout it from the hills, what’s happening in the Arctic right now is unprecedented and more than a little scary."

robertscribbler

Is it too late to restore our climate of recent centuries? If it is too late, from where do we find assistance? 
Climate deniers, you should be held accountable for impeding thought and action to keep us safe. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 2, 2016 at 5:37pm

I'll try to post again over here:

Daniel, next years sweet corn, or whatever you plant in the garden with all that chicken much will just love you and reward you with bushel crops. That will also be an excellent place to plant the three sisters. 

"The Three Sisters are the three main agricultural crops of various Native American groups in North America: winter squash, maize (corn), and climbing beans (typically tepary beans or common beans)."

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 2, 2016 at 2:34pm

It worked, now to the rest of my A/N friends, Good afternoon. I will take advantage of the successful last tries and say how glad I am to have you to participate with trying to get oil companies to explore and develop alternative energy sources. 

I successfully sent an invitation to A/N members from A to L to join the group, Renewable Energy Sources

I am unable to send invitations to A/N members because I have been unsuccessful in figuring out how to send to A/N friends. I will keep trying. 

My old brain just can't keep up with this new-fangled technology and I send hugs to all those who are smart and able. How I envy you your brightness!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 2, 2016 at 2:27pm

Attempt #2
Hi, Spud, it seems our little group has a reason to grow now that some fossil fuel corporations look to doing research on alternative energy sources. There exist great opportunities for those who create, invent, develop alternative energy. 

We live in an incredibly exciting time of human development. I jus wish I could remember how to invite A/N members to this site. I tried and tried, finally got through A - L and then sent that request off. I tried to duplicate sending the rest and I am still struggling with how to invite A/N members. 

I'm too old for this kind of brain twisting. 

How are you doing!

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 2, 2016 at 11:10am

Ian, you mentioned practicing scales on your bass guitar; couldn't resist this:

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 1, 2016 at 11:45pm

Kathy, have you tried Lore's recommendation? Go to Loren's page

Ning, Error 500s, and Whether to Migrate

page 2 about 1 hour ago. I also made a check list to follow for his instructions. 

Let me know if you can't find it. 

Comment by k.h. ky on November 1, 2016 at 10:55pm
Here we go again. One comment will post the next one won't.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 1, 2016 at 3:21pm

Please pardon this little rant.

Last night, October 31 (Halloween), I walked over to the Walgreens pharmacy to pick-up a prescription. They already had Xmas items on display next to the Halloween items.

Today I received an email from Amazon.com announcing their "Countdown to Black Friday."

Ugh! I'd like to fast forward to Thanksgiving, enjoy that day, and then fast forward again to the day after the Super Bowl.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 1, 2016 at 1:16pm

Ruth,that's the sort of day I would call productive. I'm so untidy by nature that any kind of sorting out is a victory.

I spent the morning at the gym and the middle of the day at a new meeting place for those who don't get out much such as psych patients, handicapped, the severely shy (me) and anyone else who wants to join in. Quite nice. The rest of the day's gone on household chores and practicing scales on my bass guitar.

Comment by Daniel W on November 1, 2016 at 11:04am

Randy, your comment here did show up.

I don't see your comment on Loren's discussion.  Mine also took a while to appear, but not this long.

 

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