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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.

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Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Jul 23. 3 Replies

Think Goodwill Industries does well by the poor?  Fact is, they do WAY BETTER for themselves, to the point where America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, thinks they're ripping off the christian playbook a bit too well!  Have a look for yourself:…Continue

Tags: ripoff, Goodwill Industries, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 10. 12 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jul 5. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

Betty Explains Religious Freedom (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 3. 10 Replies

Well, considering all the RFRA bills popping up all over the United States, plus all the fun and games ISIS is bringing to the good folks in Syria and Iraq, Betty Bowers, the epitome of well-dressed christianity, has decided to clarify the true…Continue

Tags: persecution, ISIS, Religious Freedom, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 6. 82 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz Apr 16. 6 Replies

My take on the recent melt down at Hang With Friends, of which I missed part, is that some of us were tripped up by a habit of thought. It's something we learn growing up, and use without realizing how much pain it can generate -  failing to…Continue

Tags: dispute at Hang With Friends

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Comment by Joan Denoo on November 6, 2012 at 1:41pm

Too bad he thinks only those who own assets are worthy of income security. What about families who have been hit with job lay-offs, downsizing, job elimination, sickness that causes bankruptcy, out of control costs of living, students trying to pay off loans and homeowners with foreclosed homes, people for reasons not of their making unable to work, too old to earn a living or too young, or too sick? 

Comment by dr kellie on November 6, 2012 at 1:23pm

My progressive group is meeting out to watch election results and I don't know if I can stomach it.  I guess it would be some comfort to be huddled with fellow liberals, but I might pull my hair out.  Or get drunk.  Or both.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 6, 2012 at 10:51am

I'm a traditionalist, I guess.  I vote on Election Day, almost without exception.  That one exception was when I knew I'd be out of town that day (the 1996 election, I think), and I wanted to make sure I got my $0.02 in.

Certainly having the convenience of early voting is good, but long as you got the attitude and determination TO vote, I think yer good.

Comment by Chris Dodds on November 6, 2012 at 10:49am

@ sk8eycat  How does one go about voting by mail?

@ everyone else, get out there and vote.  I don't give a shit who you vote for, just do it.  The sooner you vote, the sooner the electoral college can determine a winner, and the sooner we can get this whole election thing over with.

Comment by sk8eycat on November 6, 2012 at 10:45am

I've been voting by mail for more than 15 years.  I got tired of  my polling place being moved all over, trying to find a place to park, and shrieking kids whose parents don't sem to be able to teach them manners.

In Oregon and Washington, everybody votes by mail, and they have a much higher "turnout" percentage than the rest of the states.  It also saves cities, counties, and states a large amount of money.

I think it's time.

Comment by Steph S. on November 6, 2012 at 10:36am

Ruth I tried to add you on Twitter so I could follow you - but you aren't showing up.

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 6, 2012 at 9:15am

Great sign, Tony! Back when forms asked for "Race:" I thought "Human" was the best answer.

(Who was it who said, "Labels make useful servants but terrible masters"? They can be a starting point for describing yourself and learning about others, but shouldn't box you in.)

I'll be going to vote (just across the street) soon. Yes, the experience of voting in person is one of our valued rituals.

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 6, 2012 at 9:07am

Love the cat, Melinda. Just got up, heading out in a couple to my polling place. Hear they expect a big turnout. Thought about voting early, but I kinda like going through the experience of voting in person. Here's a little something for ya'll. Peace. See ya later.

 

 

Comment by sk8eycat on November 6, 2012 at 1:56am

Comment by sk8eycat on November 6, 2012 at 1:41am

Lillie: The poop charges an ocelot more for his fantasy business than McDonalds does for fries....

Loren: I'll check out thoseSF  groups tomorrow.  I'm currently rereading Mercedes Lackey's "The Last Herald Mage" series.  There's a lot of good stuff in there, but I still think Vanyel is a Drama Queen.

In the meantime, I need to crash.  G'Nite, all!

 

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