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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Thomas Murray yesterday. 5 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

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Thomas Murray on Friday. 4 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

Tags: America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Friday. 2 Replies

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

Tags: prayer, Donald Trump, Oval Office, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

Tags: Japanese Idol, Babymetal

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 11. 30 Replies

Today, I heard Seth Andrews talk about the question, "If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?"  My first thought was religion, but after a few seconds I decided it would be irrational or anti-scientific thinking.  That would take…Continue

Tags: anti-scientific, irrational

Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 11. 16 Replies

“Highly Religious Volunteer More, Lie Less, and Claim to Be Happier”~ Houston Chronicle; “Strongly Religious People are Happier than Non-Religious”  ~ Christian Daily."The study determined that 40 percent of highly religious adults—defined as those…Continue

Tags: Nones, happiness, non-religiosity, religiosity, bliss

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Comment by Ian Mason on July 30, 2017 at 9:10am

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 30, 2017 at 8:27am

Brugge has an interesting look from the air.  I wonder why most houses had red roofs.

Those roofs are so steep, I would guess they get lots of snow there.  I would hate to be a roofer there.

Comment by Plinius on July 30, 2017 at 8:22am

Still cobbles, I think, Randall. And it's quite different from cycling on asphalt. When I grew up there were cobbles everywhere, and you had to prevent that your bicycle wheel got stuck in the tramrails, or you made a nasty fall.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 30, 2017 at 7:56am

Lots of stuff to comment on, but I'll restrict myself to reflect on my visit to Brugge 50 years ago (gulp!).

I recall the city walls and moat. I remember a hay cart being pulled by a horse through the city. And mostly, I remember how difficult it was to ride a bike on cobbled streets! Mercy! It would be fun to return, although I'm betting it hasn't changed much. I am curious about the streets, however.

Comment by Plinius on July 30, 2017 at 7:43am

Joan, Brugge is a lovely town, very well-kept and beautiful. I've enjoyed my visits very much!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 30, 2017 at 6:27am

Ian, two hours before domestic flights is the rule of thumb in the US as well.  Depending on the airport and the time of day, you may be surprised how quickly you get through security.

For international flights leaving the US (your return trip) the general rule is to arrive three hours before flight time.

You're a seasoned traveler, so I'm sure you know all about the liquid restrictions for your carry-on bags.

https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/liquids-rule

One regulation which is brand new, and is expected to be implemented over the next few weeks and months concerns electronics.  Laptops were always required to be taken out of bags and placed in a separate bin for x-ray screening.  Now, any electronic items larger than a cell phone need to follow the same procedure.  This basically applies to iPads, tablets, E-Readers, etc.  

https://www.tsa.gov/news/releases/2017/07/26/tsa-raising-aviation-s...

https://www.tsa.gov/

I'm glad to answer any questions for you that I'm able to.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 30, 2017 at 5:48am

Joan, thanks for that picture of the Milky Way over Monument Valley.  I saved it.  It's beautiful and amazing.  I checked to see if it was photoshopped and it appears to be a real picture.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 30, 2017 at 5:31am

Chris, I enjoyed seeing your current home town of Schiedam. It looks so clean and well cared for. The narrow streets imply that horses and wagon probably moved through them at one time. Your home town is ancient, compared to mine. Yours was founded in 1309 whereas mine was in 1873. Of course, I like the windmills, the facads of the buildings, tile roofs, cobble or brick streets, and the water looks clean. 

If I remember correctly, my ancesters in Brugge, Belgium, used dogs to pull carts of coal and produce through their narrow streets. 

 

Comment by Ian Mason on July 30, 2017 at 5:29am

Chris, that looks like a lovely town. No wonder you thrive there.

Joan, what was LBJ like? I've seen a documentary that said where it not for the Vietnam war, he would have gone down in history as a more progressive president than Kennedy.

Carl, I'll make sure I see the Parthenon. I expect to come back from the trip tired and sated with experiences.

A practical question. How long should I allow for getting through airport security? In Europe people are asked to turn up two hours before their flight. Is that enough in the U.S.?

Comment by Plinius on July 30, 2017 at 3:32am

No Carl, I wasn't born here and I grew up in Rotterdam, where I stayed for 50 years. But I like Schiedam better, although we have unattractive suburbs too. 

 

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