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Pros and cons of home schooling?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Plinius Oct 27, 2016. 11 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 commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"any device, Joan? Have you tried asking? We could make a list. I'm from 25-2-1954, I think Americans would write 2-25-1954. Looks strange to me."
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Plinius commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Your birthday? Many happy returns, Randall, and a great day!"
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Plinius replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Beyond fake news, bot networks, and trolls - to automated behavior manipulation in the group Geek & Nerd Haven
"astonishing, Ruth, and somehow not really unexpected....."
Sunday
Plinius commented on Claire Donnelly's group LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends
"sad.."
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Plinius commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Someone here put me on the track of the film 'I, Daniel Blake' but I forgot who. Beautiful and shocking film, about surviving the neo-liberal welfare in Great Britain. Beautiful because the main character manages to keep his…"
Mar 21
Plinius commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Thanks, Ian! Trumpinde... the clones are popping up everywhere! Here one of the xian politicians has earned the name Wilders light, as in cola light."
Mar 20
Plinius replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion 80 years to North Pole rain in the group Eco-Logical: A Group for Environmentalists
"appalling!"
Mar 20
Plinius commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"You're right, Ian, and it has been going on a long time. The socialist red bled colour until it was hardly pinkish and collapsed completely this time. How is the political balance in Denmark?"
Mar 17
Plinius commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I'm glad Wilders is isolated, but I'm not at all happy with the election results. The majority in the new government will probably be liberal, and that's not left wing liberal like in the US. Right wing liberal means…"
Mar 16
Plinius commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Yes, the trump-clone has won 20 out of 150 seats in parliament, but he can do nothing but stay in the opposition because no one wants a coalition with him, they refused that deal before the elections. The coalition will be quite a patchwork this…"
Mar 16
Plinius commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Elections tomorrow, Randall. Keep your fingers crossed for us, or is that a religious expression? And the price of stamps has risen enormously, I even stopped bookcrossing because a new book is about the same price as an old book by post. I bring my…"
Mar 14
Plinius commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Todo, to-do of course. In Dutch, like in German, we have the habit to stick words together into longer lorger words, and Sometimes I forget to check. We'll have to wait for the elections on Wednesday. Because of those,  our politicians are…"
Mar 13
Plinius commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"What a todo! The Turkish and the Dutch government bitching at each other and Geert Wilders - our own little trump clone - adding fuel to the fire. Mind - we'll have elections on Wednesday and I hate to think how that will work out. I fear a…"
Mar 12
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"Jealousy doesn´t help you, so I´m glad that I´m not jealous."
Mar 9
Plinius commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"You know what they say - copper wire was invented by two Dutch fighting for a penny. And I love the story about the irrigation ditches!"
Mar 9
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"Beautiful pictures, Ian!"
Mar 7

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Posted on February 16, 2017 at 12:30pm 9 Comments

I´ve always thought of partner and myself as an ordinary hetero couple, even if my attention often wandered to women. Perhaps we still are the ordinary couple, but things can suddenly change in unexpected ways, even for people of over sixty.

On Januari 1 of this year we were still drinking wine with a couple of neighbours when our neighbour put off her wig in the overheated room - she is still in transition. Rien, who is usually not very spontaneous put on her wig, and suddenly all…

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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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At 2:45pm on January 21, 2017, Chris said…

The good thing about living in the San Fancisco bay area is the diversity.

At 1:18pm on January 21, 2017, Chris said…

A name is nothing without a personality behind it.

Sorry if I'm stepping on yours.

Fortunately in my world I've met and have become friends with people from different cultural backgrounds.

It may be unfortunate that others haven't had the experience to meet people from other places.

I wish I had the oppertunity to meet you.

At 2:12am on October 24, 2016, BenGee said…

Thank you Plinius :)

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.

 
 
 

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