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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.

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concealing abuse (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday. 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 Bertold Brautigan on June 2, 2017 at 2:09pm

We should be so lucky. The GOP never pays any political penalty whatsoever no matter what ills they perpetrate.

Comment by Loren Miller on June 2, 2017 at 1:46pm

Lilac, so long as the Republicans in the House and Senate sit on their hands and pretend it's all okay, nothing untoward is likely to happen to Drumpf.  If, however, enough moderate congresspeople in the GOP get sufficiently pissed off to speak out and act, that's another kettle of fish entirely.  The problem though is that they likely slit their own throats politically, come the next election.

Comment by Ian Mason on June 2, 2017 at 12:45pm

I think 45 is doing a lot of good. Nigel Farage (UKIP) is a big and very public fan and now his party is down to single figures in polls. The FN in France has also suffered from a Trump knock-on effect and done badly. He's the bad example no-one wants to be linked to. Even the conservative parties in Denmark try to keep their distance.

Comment by Loren Miller on June 2, 2017 at 10:53am

So ... we join Syria and Nicaragua as the ONLY OTHER NATIONS not on board with the Paris Climate Accords ... mostly because Drumpf wants to cater to fossil fuels, which are yesterday's news and if they're not losing their influence on the world stage, they will soon enough..

I keep thinking Donnie can't get any stupider ... and he keeps proving me wrong.

Comment by Loren Miller on June 2, 2017 at 10:50am

THANK YOU, CAPED CRUSADER!!!

Comment by Plinius on June 2, 2017 at 10:42am

Comment by Plinius on June 2, 2017 at 10:16am

'his handlers'  isn't that the word for people who care for zoo animals? Perhaps I don't know.

Comment by Plinius on June 2, 2017 at 10:13am

I think that 'no obvious mental illness or deficiency' leaves the man without excuse for his intolerable behaviour...

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 2, 2017 at 10:00am

Ian and Randy, thanks for posting your photos.  I like them very much.  I'm glad when people travel and experience new surroundings, etc.  It's so rewarding.  

Regarding cheese, I had the pleasure of twice working at a Swedish deli as holiday help when I was furloughed from my airline job years ago.  The cheeses!  Oh, the cheeses!  Dare I say they were heavenly? Jesus, the cheeses were wonderful.  And all the other delicacies made it a great place to work.  

Chris, I would love to get my DNA tested.  From what I've heard and seen, most people have an unexpected surprise in their results, whether small or large.  I know I have majority Northern European ancestry, but it would be interesting to find out the percentages and/or some kind of background that never made it into my ancestor's oral family history.

Coincidentally, the host and his producer of one of the political broadcasts I watch recently aired the results of their DNA tests.  They brought on an expert to explain the results.  It was very interesting segment.  Here it is, if you're interested...

 

Plinius, I really can't express in words or emotions the degree of anger, frustration, and total embarrassment Trump is causing here and around the globe.  He is the opposite of everything right, moral, and ethical.

I can say only one positive thing about Trump.  He cannot be faulted for having an obviously apparent mental illness/deficiency.  Other than that, he is a totally incompetent, narcissistic, unethical, lying, predatory asshole.  It's even more alarming to see how long his handlers will allow him to continue his dangerous behavior.  

Comment by Plinius on June 2, 2017 at 4:50am

I almost enjoyed tRump's talk in which he backed out of the climate accord - a new enemy every day! Someone.. the Belgians, the Moldavians, whoever, was SO MEAN to poor little U.S.A.! I can hardly believe that man exists!

 

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