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United States Army War College Implications of Climate Change for the U.S. Army

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Miller Oct 28. 1 Reply

If climate change is real then the U.S. government and military institutions have to take action. Are preparations being made by the U.S. military? What about civilian preparation? This report covers…Continue

Tags: and, Force, DoD, National, Context

Anxiety, fear, anger, and helplessness

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Oct 18. 4 Replies

A jet stream splits the US,…Continue

Tags: groundwater, field, magnetic, anxiety, fear

Why Did Trump EPA Approve Pesticide Linked to Brain Damage?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Plinius Aug 27. 2 Replies

Science revealed that many of the products used in agriculture were developed during World War !! by the Germans and used as a weapon of war to gas their enemies. After the war, Dow Jones used these…Continue

Tags: pests, garden, &, diseases, damage

The gift of participating in the existence of the Earth

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 26. 1 Reply

Extremely hot weather causes drought, dried out forests burn ferociously, towns burn, people, flora and fauna die, glaciers and polar ice melt, the oceans’ water levels rise, famines stretch across…Continue

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Joan Denoo commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Today, Dec 5,  is World Soil Day. https://www.un.org/en/observances/world-soil-day"
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Joan Denoo commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Loren, Happy Birthday! Another trip around the sun and still fighting the good fight! Even the cats gather to wish you health, happiness, and energy for the struggle. "
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Joan Denoo commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Ian, how awful! Sorry to learn of the delay in care and happy to learn you got through the procedure. You prove to be a survivor and a thriver! Heal quickly and keep us up to date, please.  "
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Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's blog post Then What Are You For?!
"Absolutely right on target. Of what use is the bible and religion if it does not lead us out of old attitudes, beliefs, customs, traditions, and values held by the generations of humans and over wide swaths of continents? Science, based on…"
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Joan Denoo replied to Grinning Cat's discussion Russian trolls' new tactics: first, gain followers with innocent, uplifting tweets in the group No Nonsense
"The underworld of professional Russian trolls, in the form of @IamTyraJackson impersonating legitimate care and compassion in our social media, and @PoliteMelanie’s goal of selling disgust, taps into our gullibility and lack of…"
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Joan Denoo replied to Grinning Cat's discussion Russian trolls' new tactics: first, gain followers with innocent, uplifting tweets in the group No Nonsense
"I'll be damned! Suckered again!  " the tweet about Warrick Dunn was really a Trojan horse to gain followers in a larger plan by a foreign adversary. [...] the IRA’s goal was two-fold: Grow an audience in part through…"
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"Good night! I just finished my last drink of water and am heading off to bed. Have a nice day/night whatever! "
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Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Akiba, an old-fashioned country Rabbi asked after recalling historical events in the O.T., "What did we (the Jews) learn? We learned that Adonai, the Lord our God, OUR God, is not good. He is not good. He was not ever good. He was only on our…"
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"Patricia, your lisp-coffee schedule cartoon works for me and I join the kitty in the pleasure of coffee aroma in the morning. "
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"Earthquake hit Albania 2019-11-26 02:54:12.0 UTC, 6.3 on the Richter Scale.  Epicenter 19.54°E 41.45°N GEOFON  http://geofon.gfz-potsdam.de/eqinfo/event.php?id=gfz2019xdig."
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Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"As to promoting principled anti-corruption action, it pisses them off and they let everyone know they are pissed! They also start blaming everyone except themselves when confronted with corrupt action. "
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"“The things that make me different are the things that make me.” ― A. A. Milne"
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About Me:
I am an 83-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 evolved from faith in superstition to behavioral scientist. I am a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, a survivor of breast cancer thanks to the fine diagnostic work and treatment at Spokane's Providence Health & Services and Cancer Care Northwest, which included surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Dreadful stuff, but a wake up to living each and every minute.
Life is meant 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. I traveled to 32 nations in the Western, Eastern, Northern and Southern Hemispheres interviewing women about their family and work lives, their health care, education, social structure, child and elder care, depression, and anxiety, and family violence. I had to be subtle when seeking information about violence. People do not like to reveal their vulnerabilities.

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Do I matter?

Posted on January 9, 2019 at 5:26pm 5 Comments

Do I matter? 

No! I don’t matter! The point isn’t to depress you or me. I am not that important.  The central issue is, I don’t matter. It is a delusion to think that I matter, that I am powerful or weak. Denial holds me in delusions.

What does matter? The planet, soils, water, air, & life matters.

I will vanish, unremembered, like the…

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Who were a few of the Black Civil Rights Movement and what did they do?

Posted on October 12, 2018 at 4:40am 1 Comment

What does it take for a weak individual to stop being afraid and think about his or her situation, find ways to stand up, and take action?

What does it take for a weak community to build coalitions of like-minded people and challenge those who dominate? 

Who were a few of the Black Civil Rights Movement and what did they do?

Asa Philip Randolph, the…

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Taking on the Generative Stage of Life, Waiting to die

Posted on July 4, 2018 at 12:40am 0 Comments

The next step in this progression from birth through death, I am at the closing-down-my-home-of-42-years-stage!

A friend asked my daughter who was moving; her reply: 

"My mom has 40+ years of items that she kept, all well organized though, plus mountains of paperwork from her business and teaching and giving speeches, and genealogy records from both sides of her parents dating back centuries, and old photographs…

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Taking on the Generative Stage of Life, Waiting to die

Posted on July 4, 2018 at 12:40am 0 Comments

The next step in this progression from birth through death, I am at the closing-down-my-home-of-42-years-stage!

A friend asked my daughter who was moving; her reply: 

"My mom has 40+ years of items that she kept, all well organized though, plus mountains of paperwork from her business and teaching and giving speeches, and genealogy records from both sides of her parents dating back centuries, and old photographs…

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At 4:12pm on November 11, 2019, Jesse Francis said…

Hi Joan, it is a pleasure to meet you here.
I have been in Hawaii since 86.
I am 51 so its quite possible you were here before I was born in 68.

I visited BC Canada a few months ago but amidst the islands not in what must be very cold NE WA. I have a cousin living in Pullman so I may get near there some day.

I also rode a Greyhound once through Montana, across Idaho and we came down from the mountain pass into Couer De Lane It was so beautiful but I did not get to stop there.

The format here is a bit confusing to me, commenting in places other than what I am responding to but I'll try to keep up.

I grew up in the methodist and born again cults, I turned away from them despite the great fear of the demonic and hell which they implanted in me since early childhood. At about 13 I read some Ram Dass and Robert Anton Wilson materials, and I suppose the hundreds of sci-fi shorts I had read as child all helped me escape that malarkey. I have gone through many changes since.

I stepped outside and took a picture so you can see who I am and how cold it is here, 82F and predicted a shivering 69F overnight. (Sorry it is a habit to gloat about the weather when there are no hurricanes lurking).

Be well and keep warm Joan!
Aloha!

At 6:26am on July 13, 2019, Meri Weathers said…
I'm glad to be back!
At 2:51pm on July 11, 2019, Meri Weathers said…
Hello friend, I had been lost for a time, I've found my self again. How are you? I felt bad I didn't have the means to communicate.
At 1:25pm on April 22, 2019, Andrea Quinn said…

Sorry for the delay in response. I only get on this site about 1x/wk right now. Can't wait 'til summer, I'm a teacher.

I liked your comment under "Do I matter?" It is how I feel as well. You're right, we do seem to have much in common :)

At 10:09am on April 5, 2019, Lee K said…

Yes I am very interested in space travel and have been forever!  My picture of the SLS should in no way though be taken as an endorsement that building a giant rocket to throw away after each flight is the way to go, however....

At 3:19pm on April 2, 2019, Ted Harrell said…

I look forward to finally being able to have conversations with more than my small group of atheist friends.  It's not that they aren't interesting conversationalists, but we tend to run out of ideas for new topics.

At 5:18pm on April 1, 2019, Jackson Waruingi Mwaura said…

Joan,

I was born into Catholicism and was a devout catholic until i was about 17 or 18 from there, I found the "truth" and moved to protestant churches where I started of as a Pentecostal and eventually a baptist.

So yeah I have been a practicing bible preaching Christian for a solid 23 of the 24 years of my life.

How I got out of the superstition is a barrage of different events, each with its on effect statistically, but the one that played the biggest role was being a Protestant.

So in being a protestant I was encouraged to read the bible more so as to avoid the "heretic teachings" of Catholicism.  Talk of the kettle calling the pot black. So I really dived into the bible when I became protestant and I read the bible cover to cover and I was like what the hell. (prior to this I had never read the bible for myself, any Catholic would know that bible reading in the manner which I did is not overly encouraged in the Catholic church)

And so I started asking questions, very very very many questions and the answers that I was getting were not even close to being convincing. Where I come from (Kenya) ministers of the word of the christian god are very respected people in the society and thus you can't argue out your case, you will be seen as disrespectful to authority. But I started reading more more and more and by my 23rd birthday I was all but done with the christian god. What was holding me back was fear and it still holds me back because my whole community (family, friends, neighbors) are very christian.

When I moved to the USA in November last year, I was able to do little things like go to youtube and listen to the likes of Seth Andrews and I eventually got over the fact that dokeys don't talk and the noah's arc is as true as the earth being 5000 - 6000 years.

I'm still in the closet but more free by virtue of being in the West. Atleast here I have the virtual freedom still being careful on my twitter and instagram until I'm ready to come out.

Granted, turning protestant wasn't the only thing, but it sure does account for the bulk of the percentage, almost 65%-70%.

Oh writing that felt very cathartic. :)

At 7:35pm on March 17, 2019, Michael Rupp said…

Hello friendly person,

I was active in the Atheism world a while ago. I got served some bitter vinegar though that put me off till recently. It was the announcement of Google that they were shuttering g+ that got me here. I was trying to migrate the content from my profile and two of the forum's I started (one & two) from g+ to my new Friendica server (new one & new two). Friendica is Federated so #AwesomeSauce.

One of the posts I was migrating was from a guy I knew locally that did the Reason podcast. A DuckDuckGo search located him on here. I wanted to ask him if he wanted free server space to get his website back up.

At 8:27am on January 11, 2019, Sofia Magee said…
Can I chat with you?
At 4:40pm on December 22, 2018, Blue Grey Brain said…

1. Joan's words:

  • "Welcome, Blue Grey Brain, to Atheist Nexus. I, for one, do not believe there is such a thing as, "Scientific purpose of the human species" because that implies there is a designer who planned the existence of Homo sapiens. I see no evidence of any such designer or planner when looking through scientific lenses."


2. My response:

  • Hey Joan. Respectfully, you seem to be responding to a comment I did not make, i.e. the OP does not talk about any deities.
  • You may be confusing the "teleological argument" with "teleonomy". The teleological argument is the popular religious concept, concerning deities and purpose.
  • In contrast, the OP builds on teleonomy, which is an atheistic/scientific way to describe nature in terms of purpose driven language. This is why Richard Dawkins, a militant atheist, supports teleonomy and has contributed to teleonomy.

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