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An AN member passed away

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Deidre Aug 18. 4 Replies

Went into the chat room last Friday night, for the first time in a while, and learned that Mequa passed away. I had been good friends with him for a time, but we had differences and stopped talking back in the spring of this year. I knew however,…Continue

A Parable by Mrs. Betty Bowers

Started by Loren Miller Aug 17. 0 Replies

Betty Bowers is becoming SO GOOD at delivering as America's Best Christian, she now does 30-second parables!  (Okay, 32 seconds!  Picky, picky!) Have You Had YOUR Betty Today?Continue

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Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Michael Penn Aug 16. 8 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

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Steven Weinberg on his anti-theism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 2. 4 Replies

I like the sound of Steven Weinberg's voice. He has a calming impact on me as I rush to get my home of 41 years ready to sell and plan and put into motion the new garden at my daughter's home. My home is full o empty boxed quickly filling with the…Continue

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

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Comment by Pat on September 24, 2012 at 11:46am

@Ian - Security also varies on flights in the US. I've had things clear security checks in St. Louis and Philadelphia that were considered red flags in Las Vegas and Nashville. And, the one that cleared in St. Louis and was seized in Las Vegas was a tube of toothpaste, of all things. Just depends on the where you're at and what agent you have to clear.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 24, 2012 at 11:37am

something lethal, like baby poop.  Hahaha.

HRNK!  Hhahaha

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 24, 2012 at 11:35am

Steph, I love that Totoro "cat bus" cat carrier! (And thanks for the canine greetings too.)

Ruth, a friend described the sound of the Great Highland Pipes -- when in tune and played well -- as a glorious screech. Bagpipes and bombardes (a deceptively small, innocent-looking folk oboe with the decibel level of a smoke alarm) long predate Marshall stacks and amps that go up to 11!

("Loud Bagpipes" from the Cafepress store BagpipeStuff)

There actually are many kinds of smaller, softer bagpipes that can be played indoors with other instruments, no ear protection required.

Comment by Steph S. on September 24, 2012 at 6:00am

Have a great day everyone!

Comment by Ian Mason on September 24, 2012 at 3:03am

The Scottish Dizzy Gillespie :D

I'm lucky that the metal in my ankle is titanium. That doesn't set off alarms. My experience is that security varies on flights within Europe. A lot does depend on who's on duty that day. I think that flights to America from Europe are watched more carefully than others, basically because it HAS happened, although that's no excuse for stupidity.

Comment by sk8eycat on September 24, 2012 at 1:37am

Hmmm... I have some metal in my spine...  But I have no desire to go to the local airport after they named it for Bob Hope.  Amelia Earhart flew in and out of there more times than he ever did....

Frankly, I didn't (and don't) know why they couldn't just call it "Burbank Airport."  That's where it IS.  Where the eff is "Bob Hope"? In a cemetary somewhere.  BFD.

Comment by Plinius on September 24, 2012 at 12:05am

Bomb implants - that's a funny one! We've been to London this year, and forgot to mention at the airport that my partner has got a lot of metal in his body after a broken pelvis and hip replacement. Screaming alarums, they searched him three times over and he was treated with deep suspicion. Once we were on the plane we couldn't stop laughing.. 

Comment by Steph S. on September 23, 2012 at 11:28pm
That's funny LOL Ruth!
They will think of even more invasive scans and searches Ian.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 23, 2012 at 11:24pm

Sweet music for your bedtime relaxation.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 23, 2012 at 10:00pm

The next threat is said to be bomb implants, put in place by a surgeon. Imagine what kinds of examination/search that will lead to. :(

 

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