Ian Mason
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Ian Mason commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Thanks for the help. I must remember to write things down next time."
Ian Mason commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Trump is and always has been a buffoon. His selfish and callous side is really taking over now though, causing so much harm. I hope he will be toppled in Novermber. There may well be criminal charges afterwards but he could  escape conviction…"
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Ian Mason commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I've no idea what it is, Joan. It hasn't changed over the weeks."
Jun 26
Ian Mason commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"The balcony. The pot with bulbs is of course just brown now and the poppy died but the rest is flourishing. There is: rhubarb, mint, tomato, a rose, campanula, fuschia, lavender, azalea and a purple thing I don't know the name of."
Jun 24
Ian Mason commented on Calla's group Nexus Book Club
"I've just finished reading 'The Tattooist of Auschwitz'. Short, well-told and a paean to human spirit. Told to the author by the protagonist shortly before he died there may have been small inaccuracies but the overall story is very…"
Jun 22
Ian Mason commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"'Neofeudalism' is a new expression for me, Joan but I can understand why you use it. I had whitefly in an azelea and the online tips I found were 1) spray with skimmed milk and let it go sour. They don't like the taste. 2) put…"
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Ian Mason commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I really hope we can form the world, Joan. I certainly want to try."
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Posted on August 14, 2009 at 2:10pm 1 Comment

There was a recent news item on Danish T.V. where an opposition politician from the Social Democratic Party, Christine Antorini, said that the "Our Father" prayer should no longer be used in schools. "It belongs in church and not in schools. We have Christian, Muslim and Jewish children......"

I wrote to her expressing my support but pointing out that children do not get their religion via their D.N.A. but through their upbringing. Therefore it would be more correct to say children of a… Continue


Posted on January 29, 2009 at 12:34am 0 Comments

Have a listen to "Trees" on my music. It's by the daughter of an online friend and who's as yet undiscovered. Completely unprejudiced, I think it's good.

Hi-ho hi-ho, it's back to school I go.

Posted on January 5, 2009 at 2:09pm 4 Comments

The last day of freedom. Tomorrow I'll be back at health school, trying to get the bit of paper that says I'm qualified to do the job I've been doing for the past 12 years. Actually, it's long overdue but it was only in 2008 it became possible to get work experience credited and only take the theory part of the training. The other option has been to start again as a trainee on a trainee salary and spen 8 months in work experience as well as 6 months at school, so it's not so bad. I'll be… Continue

Not alone! At last!

Posted on December 31, 2008 at 1:33am 3 Comments

I've only started using a computer and the Internet this year, so it's been a pleasant surprise to discover that I'm not alone. Not that I live in an overwhelmingly religious society (Denmark) but I meet almost nobody who is a real skeptic/atheist. The vast majority spout things about "there are more things in heaven and earth", usually thinking they are quoting the Bible - it's Shakespeare - and without knowing the other half: "than are dreamt of in your philosophy, Horatio." Don't be narrow… Continue

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At 2:41pm on August 10, 2012, Sylvia said…

Good to know you also! I like the idea of having others who are like me! Peace brother!

At 10:31pm on January 22, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Perhaps you would also enjoy Odditorium.

At 9:11am on December 22, 2011, Ian said…

Thanks for the seasonal greetings - that's a great 'axial tilt' card!

All the best.

At 1:18pm on September 16, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
That particular quote was on the Bad Opinion Generator, but I didn't snag it. Too many choices.
At 1:39pm on May 16, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Greetings, Ian! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus lately. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
At 1:14am on March 24, 2011, Souradip Laha said…
Thanks for the reply.
At 12:01pm on October 21, 2010, Hiram said…
No luck, but got a job interview coming up this saturday with a restaurant ...
At 5:24pm on June 3, 2010, Ben Gold said…
Thanks! I just answered your question in the Psychology group!
At 8:25am on May 26, 2010, Aberingi said…
Gracias amigo

At 8:39am on December 11, 2009, Rayven said…
We don't live on the mainland so I'm not sure for that area, but on the island (Okinawa) where we live there are signs that Capitalism is on the move here. There are lots of business' that are family owned and the giant chains that are on island are usually frequented mostly by Americans and the younger generation (30 and under). As the area becomes more and more Westernized though (with the younger generation trying to be like the Americans they encounter- with expensive clothes and cars-) there is a real potential for it to become a hotbed for Capitalism. There is already a division on the island of the wealthly (business) section and then the more country area. With large chains like starbucks and Mc'D poping up more and more the untapped areas are starting to be dominated.

The housing is also inflated, alot of it has to do with the American presence here. Since landlord's are told how much Americans are given to live overseas they jack up the price of rent. Allowing those with big paychecks (high ranking military members and folks that work in the business district) to get the best housing, while the folks who own their own business' or have fishing/general labor jobs are forced to live in housing that is very simliar to the slums/projects in the states. With the push by the new government in Tokyo to curb the persence of American military on the island things could potentially change, but if not then it will only be a matter of time before this island is completely polarized.

There is also an increase in Christianity on the island as well. You don't have to drive far before you run into a church, many of which offer faith-based schools. Which plenty of Americans and an increasing number of Okinawans are opting to send their children to. While Okinawans generally don't care what your belief system is, there is a real push among the younger generation to be more "American".
It's 1140pm here so I hope that makes some kind of sense. And free of typos LOL.



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