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China pledges US$122 billion for China to UK Silk Road Rail Route

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 1, 2017. 2 Replies

“The ancient silk routes thrived in times of peace but lost vigor in times of war, and we should foster a new type of international relations featuring win-win cooperation, and we should forge…Continue

Tags: Road”, One, (OBOR), Civilization, peace

WHAT WE MUST DO, Bertrand Russell Why I Am Not a Christian

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WHAT WE MUST DO"We want to stand upon our own feet and look fair and square at the world—its good facts, its bad facts, its beauties, and its ugliness; see the world as it is, and be not afraid of…Continue

Tags: knowledge, kindliness, courage, self-respect, intelligence

Authoritarian Leadership Style

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Jan 15. 9 Replies

Authoritarian Leadership"Authoritarian, or dictator leadership. An authoritarian leader…Continue

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Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Bertold, thank you for that powerful poem, it gives me shivers. The idea clearly states the problem and scope of its influence.  No act of his creature-victims could justify this verdict of unsurpassable hate, injustice and  endless…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
""what was that you were saying about how the bible argues for the protection of unborn children?" ~ Loren Miller  "Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"“Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For indeed that's all who ever have. ” ― Margaret Mead, The World Ahead: An Anthropologist Anticipates the Future"
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"We, the general gardening population, becoming aware of the value of charcoal in plant production, have a growing demand for and sources of supply for charcoal. It can be made by the gardener and the farmer out of supplies of slash at…"
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"delightful to read this again! Powerfully written. "
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"Plinius, your excellent review makes a striking point, the gun lobby’s attempt to arm everyone wins out over CAREFUL THOUGHT!  GREED IS THE WINNER! With information such as you provided should rattle a few people into action. "
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Joan Denoo commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Bertold, a stunning photo. There is a name for that kind of cloud, but I can't remember it. Anyone else know? I looked up cloud forms just now, and my goodness, there are hundreds of different names for clouds that form under different…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Error, a Freudian slip, perhaps: "and fix your fucking gun laws!""
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"Bertold, clever cartoon; it represents the true impact of Uncle Sam and his real concerns. "
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"I've received about a dozen notices trying to send the rape of Trump by Russia. My comment was,  “Do you get the feeling that we have all been violated?” My message and the cartoon will not load. I will reboot and see if that…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Also, sorry I got the wrong organ. At my age,  each organ seems to make its existence known! If it isn't heart, it's a lung infection, or blocked bowel, or problems with sugar, or gluten. Ageing isn't for the weak!"
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"Patricia, can you give me some rationale for "Lectin.....& I'd run the other way!"?"
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Joan Denoo replied to Joan Denoo's discussion The myth of religions in the group Hang With Friends
"Tom, I am convinced that reason breaks through to some people, but to others, the only tool is ridicule. Remember the silly, stupid, dreadful, horrific things embedded in their belief system and use such things to evoke humility, shame, and guilt.…"
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"Patricia, your report of the mistreatment caused by your doctor outrages me. I would be going to the licensing board with a report of what he prescribed and its consequence to your liver problems or his Rx created more complex problems.  That…"
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About Me:
I am an 80-year-old curmudgeon; I like the 1500s spelling best and definition:
"An ill-tempered (and frequently old) person full of stubborn ideas or opinions."
I changed from faith to science. I am a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, a survivor of breast cancer thanks to the fine diagnostic work and treatment at Cancer Care Northwest, which included surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Dreadful stuff, but a wake up to living each and every minute. Life is to remember the past, live in the present and remember a preferred future. One can be good without god! My family demonstrates it. I bring to my community a worldliness that challenges attitudes and norms of a parochial and insular power structure.

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Family Life Five Generations

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Winter Solstice offers a time to look back on the past year to acknowledge my challenges and the things I chose to do to solve those problems. This recent past year was a very hard one for me with th…

Posted on December 24, 2016 at 4:38pm 5 Comments

Winter Solstice offers a time to look back on the past year to acknowledge my challenges and the things I chose to do to solve those problems. This recent past year was a very hard one for me with the death of my oldest son, Cary, a victim of cancer at the young age of 53 years and one month. This loss turned out to be harder on me than I imagined. Thankfully, Craig and Laura and their families walked these dark days with me. 

After wallowing in that pain I turn my attention to the…

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Part 4 Booms and busts punctuate the history of capitalism; it is a systemic problem.

Posted on November 20, 2016 at 5:02pm 1 Comment

Part 4 Booms and busts punctuate the history of capitalism; it is a systemic problem.

Remember General Motors, producer of automobiles? Over the last thirty years, General Motors created a subsidiary called GMAC, General Motors Acceptance Corporation. It is a bank. It lends money. It began by lending money to people to buy cars because their wages couldn’t pay for them. Then GMAC discovered they could make more money off the interest of the loan than they could make…

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Part 3 We reached the limits of the kinds of capitalism this society can endure.

Posted on November 20, 2016 at 4:59pm 2 Comments

Part 3  We reached the limits of the kinds of capitalism this society can endure.  

Turning, now, to the big business community, the last thirty years have been spectacular. Everything about the working class, with the introduction of computers, U.S. workers became more and more productive. We had a thirty-year period of rising labor productivity. Each year the worker produces more, and the wages stayed the same. 

The gap between what the workers…

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At 11:17pm on November 19, 2017, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Well you're my favorite curmudgeon, Joan.

At 7:07pm on October 30, 2017, Debbie Goddard said…

Hi!  I'm not that active on here but try to poke my head in every once in a while.  :)

At 2:37pm on October 29, 2017, Sheri M Larsen said…

Hi Joan, 

   Do you know of any Conservative Atheists in your area?

I know of only two in my area.  They are young men in their twenties, who are Liberarian Atheists.  Nice guys, but not always easy with which to talk.

   I do not communicate through social media in a regular, consistent manner.  I do better via telephone, or in person.  It seems, to put what I want to say in writing, takes me four times longer than to speak it.  So I tell my friends, "If your topic is time sensitive, tell me, and I will check with more frequency."  And now you know too.

   We are experiencing are first couple of thirty degree days of the Autumn.  It will bounce back up to the fifties in the next day or so.  I have my yard tucked in for the winter.  How is your place?

Sheri

At 10:41pm on October 17, 2017, Abaddon said…

That was quick.

Fair play. 

At 10:15pm on October 17, 2017, Abaddon said…

OK. Raised RCC and it still remains a mystery to me why or how my long dead parents managed to raise four heathens given they were, in fact devout RCC. Being, as I am, Irish, an atheist Irish man is somewhat of an isolate position. A majority here are what I would term functional atheists but nobody wants to admit that, in a fit of denial. Few will actually 'fess up to the reality. Thus, I reach out to other like minded folks at will.

At 3:44pm on September 26, 2017, Loren Miller said…

Here's the link to my "How to Do It" post on putting up videos.  Problem is: YouTube has changed their layout (AGAIN!!!), though the SHARE link is pretty easy to find.  The problem is that, so far as I can tell, they don't offer automated sizing when generating the embed code, so you have to do it by hand.

The default width looks to be 560 and the height is 315 in their code.  Change these to 385 and 217, respectively when you're putting code into the comment section of a group and you should be in shape.  The larger size works for posts and "root" comments on posts.  If you have any further problems, please give a shout.

At 2:44pm on September 26, 2017, Loren Miller said…

You appear to be having some problems posting to the new Quotations group, Joan.  Wassup?

At 5:51pm on September 9, 2017, Bruce Carroll said…

Thanks, Joan. It is funny, but in all my years as a theist, I never had a clearly defined purpose for my life. This, despite working as an actor, a magician, and an author. Suddenly, without the pressure of fulfilling some "divine purpose," I realized my aim in life is to bring joy to people. It has been for a long time. I just couldn't see it.

At 2:06pm on August 30, 2017, Patricia said…

Thanks, Joan.

At 6:20pm on August 25, 2017, Teresa Roberts said…

Thank you for sharing your story with me and befriending me. I appreciate it. You are a survivor, too, my friend. We are both lucky. 

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