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#FakeChristians (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia 19 hours ago. 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

GRIFTERS: The New Evangelical Con Game Organization (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Dec 6, 2019. 2 Replies

Betty Bowers is BACK!!!  She's just uncovered the latest in Evangelical Christian money-grubbing-I-mean MAKING schemes:  GRIFTERS!  Get Rich Instantly Following Trump's Evangelical Republican Supporters!  Hook up with Donnie and his Religious Reich…Continue

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

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 4, 2019. 95 Replies

This is supposed to be lifeless, just dissolved salts in hyperacidic water.…Continue

Tags: surreal

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Comment by Ian Mason on January 25, 2020 at 4:53am

Comment by Randall Smith on January 12, 2020 at 9:55am

Great news, Ian. Wish I was so fortunate. Then again.... (!)

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 12, 2020 at 3:56am

About the Australia image, what is the difference between a photo and a visualisation or a compilation?

"This is a 3D visualisation of the fires in Australia. NOT A PHOTO. Think of this as prettier looking graph.

"This is made from data from NASA’s FIRMS (Satellite data regarding fires) between 05/12/19 – 05/01/20. These are all the areas which have been affected by bushfires.

"Scale is a little exaggerated due to the render’s glow, but generally true to the info from the NASA website. Also note that NOT all the areas are still burning, and this is a compilation."

~ Snopes,  by Anthony Hearsey, “an image maker who specialises in photography, retouching and creative imaging,” which was compiled from NASA satellite data collected across the span of a month."

What does this mean:  05/12/19 – 05/01/20?

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 12, 2020 at 1:27am

Australia! What horror! Refugees from fires, floods, famines, diseases, political enemies, etc., and where will they all go? Surely, our nation will have refugees from such enemies and we will continue to be a beacon of light to those forced out of their homes and nations in spite of the sociopathic rantings of POTUS!

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”
― Emma Lazarus

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 12, 2020 at 1:09am

Ian, your news of a "romantic" relationship sounds splendid!

May you experience mutual care for each other,

that you feel relaxed and yourself with your partner,

that you have clear communication between you, 

that you experience the joy of seeing, hearing, smelling, and touching each other, 

and that you share a commitment that strengthens over time. 

Comment by Plinius on January 12, 2020 at 12:30am

Have a good time, Ian!

Comment by Patricia on January 11, 2020 at 11:11pm

All the best Ian.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 11, 2020 at 11:09pm

A milestone week. After a break of nearly 9 years, I've begun a relationship of the romantic type. It's with someone I've known slightly for a while but now things have taken off. Very nice indeed.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 11, 2020 at 8:21pm

I'm not donating to Australia, because I'd rather use my limited resources to fight the cause. I donate to the Sunrise Movement and Bernie.

Right now, 9:16 PM, just north of Philly, it's 67.8 degrees. Our heat has been off all day.

The weather's been a bit cooler and less windy in SE Australia. 

Comment by Patricia on January 6, 2020 at 6:13pm

Where can everyone go?

 

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