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Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 19. 0 Replies

The following showed up in my YouTube feed this morning, and I decided to have a look.  Turns out, the New York Times has given us a reasonably even-handed look at a good friend of ours, being one Jerry DeWitt, former bible-thumper and now a pretty…Continue

Tags: Bible Belt, atheist, Jerry DeWitt

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 10. 5 Replies

So, this morning, I was at my local coffee shop as I am most weekdays between bus runs. I do the editing on my husband's books so I had my laptop with me. My wallpaper is a picture I found online sometime back of a double helix with the word atheist…Continue

The Fake Christian Busybody Show (Andrew Bradley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Apr 9. 1 Reply

It seems as though there was a Gay Pride parade in some town somewhere and a Christian commentator, herein known as The Activist Mommy, apparently got her panties so in a bunch about it that she had to fire up her video camera and record a…Continue

Tags: gay, pride, The Activist Mommy, Andrew Bradley, America's Best Christian

America Held Hostage: Day 436 (MisterDeity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 9. 1 Reply

Now that Sinclair Broadcasting has stated their position regarding fake news and its threat to our democracy, Mister Deity's Brian Dalton has decided to throw his $0.02 worth in as well ... though I don't quite think his presentation was really what…Continue

Tags: fake news, Deity, Mister, Broadcasting, Sinclair

Guns: Both Sides Now (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 3. 3 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

how dogma pollutes discourse (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 3. 0 Replies

"The Lord is our God; the Lord is One." "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but by Me." "There is no god but Allah, and Mohamed is his prophet." Assertions, taught as fact, but without any form of corroborative…Continue

Tags: dogma, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Patricia on November 14, 2017 at 7:32pm

I don't mind Joan, & yes, that's what I had done, so its a major deal, but pain afterwards is quite low.....for me anyway.

The blood thinner side effects are far worse for me, but I do react badly to many drugs. This just happens to be another. But.....risking clots in the deep veins or lungs, is not something I care to experience.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 14, 2017 at 7:25pm

Patricia, I do not mean to intrude upon your experience, however, I am curious about what occurs to replace the hip joint? I found this video and wonder if it is what you had done?

Hip Replacement Surgery Video

Comment by Patricia on November 14, 2017 at 7:10pm

Hahaha.....I call it bull-headed stubbornness.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 14, 2017 at 7:08pm

Patricia, good news that you are doing your exercises, faithfully. It won't be long before you will be taking that route on your scooter to town, as you shared with us some time ago. You are one brave and determined person. 

Comment by Patricia on November 14, 2017 at 6:28pm

Chris, how many times do I have to say that I AM doing my physio, I AM doing my walking, & I AM doing what the doctors have told me.....SHEESH!

Comment by Chris on November 14, 2017 at 6:20pm

I'm glad your had your staples taken  out Patricia.

Again I would urge you to follow  Mary Ann Wilsons excercise routine. My underatanding is that you have to get the implant set through through walking - as painfull as it is.

 

Comment by Chris on November 14, 2017 at 5:52pm

Hi Randal,

Were you attempting to do a documentary series about China?

The reason I ask is because of the following post from you.

"World view of the Chinese government running roughshod over the people in order to modernize, etc., was negative. Eminent domain is a priority over there. But, it works. The people are heavily compensated for being forced to move. New homes/apartments are built and lots of money is given to those relocated. They grumbled at first, but now seem happy with their lives much improved. Below is a photo of a 60 yr old grandmother who we "interviewed" about her life then and now.

 I think the key word was "interviewed".

Beg the question.  No wonder no one wanted to look (or even talk with) at you.

On you next trip you may want to disect grasshoppers, or locusts.

Sorry for picking on you.

Comment by Patricia on November 14, 2017 at 5:41pm

Blood thinner side effects are bad & 15 mores days to finish.

Yes, I have to limit myself but the biggest thing is not to bend any more than 90 degrees for 6 months. I am doing my physio on my own.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 14, 2017 at 5:38pm

Patricia, very good news! How do you feel now? Are you going to have to pace yourself?

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 14, 2017 at 5:34pm

Yay!  Glad to hear things are going well.

 

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