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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

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

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

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

Questions......

Started by Thomas Murray. Last reply by k.h. ky Feb 9. 6 Replies

   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

Tags: Emmy, news, television, daughter, dad

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 Grinning Cat on February 1, 2017 at 11:33am

Spud, thanks for that tip about phone scams that try to get you to say "yes" to some question, then use that out of context as "proof" you ordered something or authorized charges.

Another article about it:

"Beware new 'Can you hear me?' scam" (CBS News)

The question doesn’t have to be “can you hear me?” It could be “are you the lady of the house?”; “do you pay the household telephone bills?”; “are you the homeowner?”; or any number of similar yes/no questions. A reasonable response to any of these questions is: “Who are you, and why do you want to know?”

If the caller maintains they are with a government agency -- Social Security, the IRS, the Department of Motor Vehicles or the court system -- hang up immediately. Government officials communicate by mail, not phone (unless you initiate the call).

Which prompts the question -- how do we distinguish a legitimate phone survey or poll from a scam pretending to be one?

Comment by Daniel W on February 1, 2017 at 11:26am

If you have caller ID and the call is "anonymous", I think dont even answer.

Comment by Daniel W on February 1, 2017 at 11:26am

I think "Just hang up" is the best policy.

On alka-seltzer vs. tums - tums is a good source of calcium.  alka-seltzer is high in sodium., and also contains aspirin, which if your heartburn is due to an ulcer, it will make the ulcer worse and possibly cause bleeding.  There are newer alka-seltzer branded products that do contain calcium.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 1, 2017 at 11:06am
Comment by Idaho Spud on February 1, 2017 at 11:05am

When this company ran out of shovel sized boxes, it got creative:

Comment by Plinius on February 1, 2017 at 11:04am

Those companies are disgusting!

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 1, 2017 at 10:51am

Better yet, hang up without saying anything.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 1, 2017 at 10:49am

Never say yes.

If a telemarketer asks a question, such as "Can you hear me?"

https://consumerist.com/2017/01/27/if-a-telemarketer-or-robocall-as...

Comment by Randall Smith on January 30, 2017 at 7:48am

Bertold, cute play on words.

Thanks Chris and Carl. I think both commercials used the "try it, you'll like it" phrase. Hundreds of ads pop up in daily conversations (i.e. Wendy's "Where's the beef?"). We had better not get started!

Comment by Chris on January 29, 2017 at 8:57pm

Thanks for the microwave tips. I'll look for one that contains a convection oven so I can get rid of the toaster oven to clean up some of the kitchen clutter.

I purchased a referigerator from Sears. I don't remember the brand name. I understand that there are a few referigerator manufactures in the U.S. that sell under different brand names. It only lasted about five years.

My dentist told me to brush my teeth with baking soda. He said that neutralized the acid in the mouth which decreases cavaties. It also helps with acid reflux. He also said to sleep with a sativa soft lozenge between my cheek and gum. That prevents dry mouth and bacteria eats the sativa rather than attacking the teeth. I use Salese brand. An additional benifit is no morning breath.

 

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