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concealing abuse (TheraminTrees)

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

We think of institutionalized child abuse and for many of us, the natural reaction is to think of the Catholic Church. Certainly, their guilt is beyond question, even as the headlines of the Boston Globe early in 2002 and the more recent news…Continue

Tags: Children of God, Jehovah's Witnesses, David Berg, child abuse, TheraminTrees

Liberal Redneck - Climate Change the Game (Trae Crowder)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Friday. 2 Replies

Trae Crowder isn't just about atheism.  He has a deep and abiding concern about what's going on with this planet's climate and the all-too-probable catastrophe we face from a fundamental change in weather patterns.  That said, Trae is thinking about…Continue

Tags: climate change, Al Gore, Trae Crowder

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 27. 20 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

CBS News Treats Uri Geller as Actual ESP Talent?

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 25. 1 Reply

CBS Sunday Morning is beginning to piss me off.  This morning they presented a story on the US governments foray into…Continue

Tags: espionage, fraud, ESP, Uri Geller, Sunday Morning

Is Christianity Persecuted? (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Aug 10. 7 Replies

Okay, gang ... when is the last time you saw Seth Andrews do an animated video on his YouTube channel?  Seems like donkey's years ago, don't it?  Well, apparently Jeff Sessions and his "religious liberty task force" got Seth's nelly up enough that…Continue

Tags: religious liberty task force, Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions, Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist

worshipping narcissists (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 4. 2 Replies

They're all around us: people who perceive the world as revolving around them and will go to considerable lengths to make it so: narcissists.  Such beings have been with humanity, I suspect, since humanity emerged from the gene pool.  Even worse,…Continue

Tags: narcissist, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Loren Miller on April 23, 2014 at 6:44am

I've been listening to Christopher O'Riley's piano transcriptions of songs by Radiohead a lot lately.  Many of them are truly beautiful, including this cover of "Street Spirit (Fade Out)":



Please enjoy.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 22, 2014 at 11:58pm

Loren, your version is great! Says what needs to be said. I'm posting that, too. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 22, 2014 at 9:44pm
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 22, 2014 at 9:13pm

ROFL, Ian. Thanks for the joke.

Happy Eaarth Day.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 22, 2014 at 4:51pm

Took this from FB too.

 
Betty & Tim were killed in an auto accident on the eve of their wedding. When
they reached the pearly gates, St. Peter met them. They asked if they could
still be married in Heaven.

Well, let me find out if this is possible. Stay here and I will be right
back.

Six months passed and finally Peter returned.

Yes, we can do this for you.

Well, as we have spent so much time together waiting for your answer, we need
to know that if things don't work out there's a possibility that we could be
divorced?' To which St. Peter answered It took me six months to find a priest
up here...how long do you think it will take me to find a lawyer?

Comment by Ian Mason on April 22, 2014 at 4:50pm

Feel free, Joan. FB is where I got it from :D

Comment by Loren Miller on April 22, 2014 at 3:29pm

So ... let's try this:


Comment by Loren Miller on April 22, 2014 at 3:09pm

Joan:

I could put: "a Mommy when I grow up" on the left side of the ledger and "a Mommy ... or a doctor or engineer or journalist or musician or ... Anything I Want!" on the right, but I thought that would break the overall theme of what was going on with the original.

I ain't much of an artist, and I hear you as regards that young beauty's sexual and gender-based possibilities, but I don't see it working in that context.  Now, that said ... gimme a couple minutes.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 22, 2014 at 1:56pm

Mindy, I am so glad to learn that you feel "fine" and enjoying your enforced rest. Will be looking forward to learning the report results. It is really hard to not know the facts. These are going to be good! And as to taking up space and time ... space and time very well spent. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 22, 2014 at 1:51pm

Thanks for reminding me Ian!

Happy Earth Day by Ashley Benson 

 

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