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Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of Our Universe (Eric Whitacre)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia on Saturday. 3 Replies

We've all heard about the Deep Field observations of the Hubble Space Telescope, how, almost on a whim, the device was aimed at what was thought to be an empty, unoccupied section of sky and a long time exposure was taken.  What they discovered was…Continue

Tags: NASA, Hubble Space Telescope, Deep Field, Eric Whitacre

New Rule: Win or Go Home (Real Time with Bill Maher)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 4. 5 Replies

In case you hadn't noticed, we have a mid-term election coming up in three days, and it's more than a little important.  With it we can take back at least one if not both houses of Congress from the Republicans and send a message to Donald Trump…Continue

Tags: election, vote, millennials, Hitler, Donald Trump

Alexa for Evangelicals! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Oct 9. 1 Reply

Never let it be said that Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is anything less than up to date with the state of the art as it comes to the modern household.  However, as a discriminating conservative Christian, Betty would never tolerate…Continue

Tags: digital assistant, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

New Rule: Church and Destroy (Real Time with Bill Maher - HBO)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 30. 6 Replies

Bill Maher is an atheist [whoa, shock and amazement!].  He is also a dedicated opponent of Donald Trump and anyone who would support the man or his goals ... and that includes ol' Yahweh, himself!  As it turns out, there is a substantial correlation…Continue

Tags: Stalin, Mao, Hitler, New Rules, Donald Trump

concealing abuse (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 23. 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

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Comment by Loren Miller on September 7, 2017 at 3:49pm
Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 7, 2017 at 3:37pm

Beacon Rock Golf Course in North Bonneville, Washington

Picture no. 2 in the following link, Fortune Magazine.

Eagle Creek Fire Pictures: As Irma Churns, Oregon Burns

Comment by Patricia on September 7, 2017 at 3:25pm

Yeah, & with half the world burning, drowning, or dealing with earthquakes, it could be anywhere.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 7, 2017 at 3:15pm

The location wasn't indicated.

Comment by Patricia on September 7, 2017 at 2:51pm

Do you know where that is, Bertold?

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 7, 2017 at 2:34pm

Comment by Patricia on September 7, 2017 at 2:06pm

We had a few good days but are socked in again with the smoke. One thing in its favour.....the sun can't get through enough to get the heat up, so the temps have been more tolerable.

Many schools did not start up because of all this, & more evacuations have gone on so it isn't over by any means.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 7, 2017 at 1:16pm

This is a video by one of the homesteaders I follow daily. They live just over the mountain from where I live. The smoke has been terrible and not nearly as thick as what Patricia experiences. 

Wild Fire Evacuation Planning & Where is Our Dexter Family Milk...

Comment by Plinius on September 7, 2017 at 4:03am

Nice, Randall! 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 6, 2017 at 5:52pm

Just wanted to share this video.  It's such a beautiful story.

 

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