Ian Mason
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"It's the time of year for bad colds according to Fox News."
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"A very caring couple. Two hands working do more than a thousand clasped in prayer."
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"Congratulations on the new, improved hearing Chris. Friends who use hearing aids say that the sounds can be overwhelming at first. I've been using reading glasses for the past 18 years. Anything closer that arms length is a blur."
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"It is hard to find the right words sometimes. That's why we fall back on clichés. I've heard variations on 'sorry for your loss' recently and while it's often used as a default, I take it as a genuine expression of…"
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"Thanks, Ruth and GC."
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"Thanks, Joan. I hope that for all of us. 'To cease upon a midnight with no pain' as John Keats wrote."
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Ian Mason commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"True, Chris. There was a woman in the same home as my Mum who sang all day long. For the last few months my Mum kept petting a dog or cat that wasn't there. I was actually relieved that she'd reached that stage."
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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

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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

Aberingi
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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