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Pros and cons of home schooling?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jay H Apr 30. 3 Replies

In this country is some discussion if home schooling should be forbidden. I think that's a good idea - I abhor monocultures and a family that isolates the children is a monoculture. The quality of…Continue

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Plinius replied to Dyslexic's DOG's discussion Rick Wiles Renounces U.S. Citizenship: Expect U.S. Citizen's Average Intelligence To Rise Sharply!
"That will teach him how funny it is to be stateless..."
9 hours ago
Plinius replied to Loren Miller's discussion Consider the Atheist (Madalyn Murray O'Hair) in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Really not the sort of person you want to quarrel with, but a fantastic speaker, clear, factual and sharp as a knife. I wasn't shocked in the first 10 minutes - every person needs to know herself first, how else can you face the world?"
17 hours ago
Plinius commented on Little Name Atheist's group Atheist Ailurophiles
"Thanks Joan! Two companions - Dido is in the picture too, but somehow people don't see black cats. I tested a few times with this picture, and all I got were remarks on the roses."
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Plinius commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Is Laura's house far from your old house, Joan?"
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Joan Denoo left a comment for Plinius
"Chris, I think you stated you did not know how to post a video or playlist. I ran across this instruction tonight and it may provide the answer to your statement.  Embed videos and…"
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Plinius commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I hope you can enjoy the concert, Ian! It will probably be cooler then, much better to be in a crowd, even if it's a bit wet."
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Plinius commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"They are still at it, Bertold, but they had different pictures in the fifties. I still like Doré's steel engravings..."
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Plinius commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"A NEW picture? Really Carl! I thought you used an old pic from the time you were young and healthy! Today I went to the museum where my husband works. It reopens in a new (old) building at the end of the week with three new exhibitions. You can…"
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Plinius replied to Atheist in FundyLand's discussion I'm sick after visiting my loony New Age anti-vaxxer cousin...probably nothing, but still...
"You'll never get emotional support from such people. I know that's hard to swallow, I know you keep thinking, "But it's family!" Don't think I'm hard on you, it's just that I swallowed the same pill."
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Plinius replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Marshall Islands' Runit Dome in the group Climate Concerns
"The things they did while I was growing up still stagger me. Just started reading Maralinga by Frank Walker, another staggerer."
Saturday
Plinius commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"I found four of them Kathy, perhaps you mean the cereus? common name for several night-blooming plants, some with white flowers, including: Nightblooming cereus species, including Hylocereus. Datura species, including D. inoxia Ipomoea species…"
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Plinius replied to Grinning Cat's discussion A Quick Puzzle to Test Your Problem-Solving in the group No Nonsense
"Nice!"
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Plinius commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Good news, Randall! After the long rather cold spring we have a very hot week. Not much to harvest yet, only herbs, garlic and lettuce. The first butterflies are out and also a big black and white spider, hunting."
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Plinius replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Toxic Faith
"And the real scary thing is: it could have been me - but I fled."
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Plinius replied to matthew greenberg's discussion the problem - American Anti-Intellectualism
"The bonkers xtian woman in the video - who knows how she lived? I know how difficult it is to get educated when parents etc. try to isolate you and keep you stupid and obedient. She is clearly the well-indoctrinated product of such a world. I…"
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"Playing in the garden with a new toy. Luna gets very excited about it."
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segregation

Posted on February 10, 2015 at 9:28am 12 Comments

I grew up in a fundie household in the 50s and 60s: parents, two brothers and myself. I quickly started to decode the things I was told. My mother said “we” when she meant herself and my father, my brothers said “we” when they meant “boys only”, and when my father said it, he meant himself, backed up by his god. It soon became clear that I was alone in my group.  I couldn’t be in a group with the girls at school…

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project brother-in-law

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 1:47am 5 Comments

We've been busy this year. Brother-in-law fell on his head in January and contracted brain damage..  So we went to the hospital (the rest of the family is dead or not interested) and kept contact with the staff, took decisions, shared information and did whatever was necessary. Then we went to his apartment and found that his cat was phobic about people, and the apartment was totally neglected, dirty and full of broken stuff. We found a cat-nanny who accepted the bizarre situation and tried…

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Crash Course - measures

Posted on September 27, 2012 at 3:04pm 0 Comments

One of the things to do was to get rid of debt. Six years ago we lived in a starter flat that was almost paid off - and a hallucinating mad neighbour terrorized us into moving and buying this wonderful apartment. I'm happy here, but I realize better than before that we've got a rather big debt that cannot be paid off in a few years. O well, it cannot be helped.

Shopping is more expensive now, as I'm trying to build up a food stock. But it's also a training; we expect necessary things…

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Crash Course

Posted on September 12, 2012 at 6:30am 4 Comments

 

I have never been a big consumer - my bank account wouldn't hear of it - and so I favoured a simple lifestyle, buying only what I needed and trying to find no-nonsense durable goods that could serve me a long time. I worked at our rather fragile household budget, wondered what to do if serious trouble arrived - our luck still holds - but also wondered about the destruction of nature, the depletion of oil etc. and what would happen to this planet and its inhabitants before the sun…

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At 10:22pm on July 5, 2015, Joan Denoo said…

Chris, I think you stated you did not know how to post a video or playlist. I ran across this instruction tonight and it may provide the answer to your statement. 

Embed videos and playlists

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/171780?expand=PrivacyEnhancedMode#privacy

Add YouTube videos and playlists to a website or blog by embedding it.

Here’s how to embed a video:

Click the Share key under the video.

Click the Embed link.
Copy the code provided in the expanded box.
Paste the code into your blog or website.


Here’s how to embed a playlist:

Click Playlists on the left side of your YouTube page
Click the playlist title you'd like to embed.
Click the Share link.
Click the Embed link.
Copy the embed code that appears in the menu below.
Paste the code into your website or blog.

At 11:16am on January 22, 2015, Don said…

Thank you!  Let me say you're not too old for POLLY, Plinius.  It's a fairly sophisticated construction for YA, but, in any case, the popularity of the genre among adults has been much remarked on and discussed in recent years.  I've written about it on my blog.  There are some good links.  You may be interested:

"What explains the popularity of YA fiction?"

At 2:10pm on November 15, 2014, sk8eycat said…

Thank you for the kind offer, and friendship.  I will gladly accept friendship, but my rejection of cell phones is only partly financial.  I really detest the things! 

The arrogance of people who use them in public places, and thoughtlessly disturb everyone around them with meaningless chatter, are a symptom of a sick (as in "terminally ill") society.  When I was working in an electronics store 20+ years ago, I swore an oath on my cats that I would never own one of the pesky things.  I did consider getting a very inexpensive "emergency" phone while I was commuting to work, but now that I can no longer drive a car, or own one, I don't need a phone to call the Auto Club.

Our land line may go out once a year, and I can live with that.  and,if I stop breathing, I DO NOT WANT to be revived, anyway.  I'm wearing a MedicAlert bracelet that advises EMTs NOT to resuscitate me EVER.

That may sound stupid, but I have heard too many stories of people who have had CPR performed on them, and "come back to life" permanently brain damaged.  NOT moi!

But many thanks for the offer; that was a kind and very thoughtful thing to do.  You just didn't know about my peculiar weirdness regarding cell phones.  <3

At 10:04am on July 20, 2013, john kennedy opiyo said…

Keeping you in mind always is the point ,wishing you well mum

At 10:01am on July 20, 2013, john kennedy opiyo said…

l love you Chris but above all l would like to work with you on matters touching on the development of what both of us believe in,finally darling allow me to keep in a special place right inside my heart,,,,,,,,,,,,

At 11:28am on February 26, 2013, The Flying Atheist said…

Thank you for the nice message and the friend request.  I'm honored to be a part of this community with you.  --Carl

At 7:36pm on December 31, 2012, John Jubinsky said…

May you and yours have an extra happy new year Chris.

At 6:42am on October 8, 2011, Steph S. said…
Greetings Chris! Thanks for replying to my discussion.
At 2:37pm on May 13, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Thanks for joining Hang With Friends, Chris. :D I thought I was the only one who liked tap water, hah-hah. I'd go to parties and get some instead of soda or wine.
At 11:59am on May 13, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Greetings, Chris! I'd like to invite you to a group where we talk about anything on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D
 
 
 

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