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.

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Guns: Both Sides Now (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Wednesday. 2 Replies

Oh, NO!  The gun debate has gotten so heated that it has Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, TALKING TO HERSELF!  Apparently, one of her has had a stroke or a serious breakdown in cognitive skills, as she does little more than parrot the NRA's…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

the value of offence | qualiasoup & theramintrees

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Mar 3. 3 Replies

To me, this is a big deal (though it may not be to them): two great YouTube video producers have joined forces to deliver one very powerful message on an important subject.  TheraminTrees and QualiaSoup (brothers, I believe) have recently released a…Continue

Tags: offence, offense, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

The myth of religions

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 16. 3 Replies

The creation myth of civilizations instructs men to dominate, to conquer, to go forth and multiply. No reasonable person would pay attention to such a god. No hunter-gatherer receives such a senseless message from wise elders.However, that idea…Continue

Tags: masculine, violation, imperative, go forth and multiply,, conquest

Winter Driving, Preparing for the worst

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 1. 2 Replies

Now that we enter the time the Celtics called Imbolc, a pagan celebration of the beginning of spring and season of new life, I ran across this video on preparing for winter driving. It offers reasons for each thing he puts in his vehicles to be safe…Continue

Tags: prepare, driving, winter

A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Dec 26, 2017. 10 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

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Comment by Plinius on December 6, 2017 at 12:55pm

Just back from Amsterdam. Partner had her intake in the genderclinic, long talks and a clear outline of the next steps. All went very well, we felt good about it. Spent the rest of the day walking in Amsterdam and visiting a museum. Great day!

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 6, 2017 at 11:39am

Chris, Good news! I like the evolution of the word and knowing that NEWS is not in reference to the four directions. To think such an ancient word has modern implications provides an interesting play on words.

Thanks for sharing. 

Comment by Patricia on December 5, 2017 at 1:32pm

I'm 1.52 M. & now 70.3 kg. Don't know BMI.

Comment by Plinius on December 5, 2017 at 1:24pm

Same for me, all the ancestors were short and fat, built for a northern climate. I'm strict about my food, almost no starch, no added sugar etc. but I'm 1.57 M and with a weight of 78 kg I also get a BMI of 26. 

Comment by Patricia on December 5, 2017 at 12:39pm

I agree with the poverty/weight issues with many. Nutritious foods are expensive compared to the cheaper starchy filler foods, as well as eating too many times per day, in between snacking.

I don't over-eat, snack, or enjoy sweets but come from a long line of short heavy people. In the last 4 years, I have managed to unload about 33 lbs., but unfortunately I am still 5 ft. nuthin......

Comment by Ian Mason on December 5, 2017 at 12:39pm

I'm 90kg = 198 pounds. That is slightly overweight as it gives a BMI of 26.7. I keep trying to lose that little bit but it's stubborn and won't go away. I'm reasonably fit though. My recent DNA test said that I would tend to weigh about 4% above average because that's how my ancestors survived the last Ice Age. I'm also an enthusiastic eater, even though I have a healthier diet that most people.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 5, 2017 at 11:23am

Hi from just north of Philly. Our thermometer says 63°F, and a mosquito is trying to get in through our sunroom window.

My 206 lbs is way above the U.S. average. But my mother looked very much my shape at this age.

The tabloid/gutter press, Faux News, and the right wing echo chamber muck is swallowed whole here too, Ian.

Comment by Plinius on December 5, 2017 at 10:38am

I shouldn't say anything because I've got weight trouble too, but this is horrible. And I think that people are not overweight from the good life but from poverty. Here you can see the same trend.

Comment by Randall Smith on December 5, 2017 at 7:29am

I recently read (from Zero Sugar Diet) that the average U.S. adult male weighs 195.5 lbs, female, 166. Whoa! 69% adults are "overweight" whatever that number is.  In 1961, a man averaged 165. Talk about inflation!

Comment by Ian Mason on December 4, 2017 at 10:59am

I've just come home from visiting some family in England. Very nice indeed.

One of the things I saw was the tabloid/gutter press and how many people swallow the muck whole. Quite frightening, really. Any view that's more intelligent and balanced is regarded as left-wing propaganda.


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