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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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Viruses Don't Watch FoxNews (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Mar 12. 5 Replies

The above is the kind of headline which would likely send the Orange Nightmare into a royal hissy-fit ... but then, in addition to all the line-items outlined in the following video, viruses don't read, either!  Yes, I'm afraid that, once again,…Continue

Tags: virus, corona, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat Mar 3. 43 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

#FakeChristians (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Feb 22. 1 Reply

Once again, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers finds it necessary to saddle up and call the soi-disant Christians of the current era on their apparent lack of anything resembling behavior that the carpenter-turned-rabbi would find even remotely…Continue

Tags: Franklin Graham, Jerry Falwell, Jr., Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Short Future Coronavirus World

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 15. 1 Reply

Recent Climate Models predict an equilibrium climate sensitivity as much as 40% higher, which means that we significantly less than a decade to avoid locking in catastrophic climate change.But who has the emotional resources to discuss our…Continue

Tags: existential threats, coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jan 30. 44 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jan 30. 10 Replies

Hilarious Must Read Letter To The Citizens Of The United States Of America From Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.Published by BhaviniA MESSAGE FROM THE QUEENTo all the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen…Continue

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Comment by Plinius 4 hours ago

Looks good, Ian!

Comment by Ian Mason 5 hours ago
Comment by Plinius 5 hours ago

Astonishingly absent!

Here the panic buying has calmed down, but I hear in the USA people are panic shopping weapons. Some marksmen they have to shoot at a virus!

Comment by Patricia 7 hours ago

Amazingly absent, aren't they?

Comment by Joan Denoo 8 hours ago

Patricia! A more accurate claim cannot be made.

 

Comment by Patricia 11 hours ago

Comment by Patricia 15 hours ago

I think you may be one of the safer lot in your area.

Comment by Joan Denoo 15 hours ago

I have limited exposure to our quiet little town,  population 2,265. The shops closed and traffic on US-2 through town reduced. Spring work in the greenhouse keeps me physically active. Laura brought in a stationary bike to keep our heart rates active. My Attitude of Gratitude Journal keeps me focused on the positives in life. The little wildlife sanctuary that I see from my west window keeps me entertained. I am quite content. I like rural living. 

Comment by Loren Miller 19 hours ago

Pretty quiet here, too, apart from occasional thunderboomers this morning and again now.  My wife was working at home this week, except for yesterday, and next week will likely be much the same.  As for myself, I hang out here, on C|D Backfires and Hemant Mehta's site, and when I'm not doing that, I'm re-binge-watching Babylon 5 ... so I'm doin' okay.

Comment by Ian Mason 22 hours ago

Rather similar in DK, Chris. A lot more people going for walks though, particularly in the woods.

New legislation here will ban assemblies of more than 2 people (families excepted) even in private homes. Police to have the power to enforce this even to the extent of breaking doors down!

 

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