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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 18 hours ago. 9 Replies

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

Tags: dominant, morally, questionable, control, threats

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Tom Sarbeck commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"My vote goes to Jotham. My life has the purpose(s) I give it."
14 hours ago
Tom Sarbeck commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Thomas, we who wrote computer code checked what our code produced. We knew GIGO also meant garbage in gospel out."
14 hours ago
Tom Sarbeck commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Joan, way back before my now-70-plus kid sister married, she met a boy who lacked thermoception. He told her he might freeze and not know it."
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Tom Sarbeck commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Beware what “heroes” don’t say: “...and lessen the suffering of others, providing I do not increase my own suffering.” Both Winfrey and Tyson are entertainers."
15 hours ago
Joan Denoo commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Chris, I agree, "The purpose of life is to live it." Most humans arrive on this planet with "nine human senses: vision (sight), audition (hearing), gustation (taste), olfaction (smell), tactician (touch), thermoception (heat, cold),…"
17 hours ago
Jotham Timothy Bessey commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"What is the purpose of life? There's no "purpose" of life. It just is. You can give your life purpose, but life itself has no purpose."
17 hours ago
Chris replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Authoritarian Leadership Style
"Adrian Furnham Ph.D. A Sideways View The Mind of the Authoritarian What is the nature of authoritarianism? Whence the origin of ethnocentrism? Posted Feb 22, 2015 What is it like working for an authoritarian?  What does it mean to be an…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Loren, I agree with your assessment of Oprah!!! She entertains! Do we want to be entertained by such a POTUS? We need experience in leadership. Even if the experience is in delegating responsibility. Being an effective and efficient leader…"
21 hours ago
Joan Denoo commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Randy, The winter froze out my greenhouse and Laura and Larry move south in the winter. Their daughter and her partner, both from gardening families, move in the home and property during L&L's absence. They hope to build a home in an…"
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Patricia commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"A favourite....N.deG.T."
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Joan Denoo commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"How To Read a Soil Test And Make Adjustments To Your Garden Beds I gardened with both of my grandmothers and my Dad since before I can remember; I am  82 years old and I still garden, although I am slower and weaker than I have been in a long…"
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Thomas Murray commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
" The Oscar Wilde and Neil deGrasse Tyson are great quotes. I would like to add as for my personal development I follow G.I.G.O. ...Garbage in, Garbage out.  Garbage in  is religious indoctrination garbage and Garbage out ...  is…"
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Loren Miller commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Being the quote-monger that I am, I'll let this guy answer:"
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Bertold Brautigan commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Chris - I think Oscar Wilde had a pretty good thought on the purpose of life: The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for. That, coupled with another of his observations,…"
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Chris commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"What is the purpose of life? An eternal question, what is the purpose of life?, occupied philosophers’ thoughts throughout history. Stone pictographs reveal even primitive peoples reflected on this query. Each one has the capacity to define…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
""The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." ~ Socrates"
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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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