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Pros and cons of home schooling?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jay H Apr 30, 2015. 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 Michael Penn's discussion Bathroom Transgender Hysteria
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Plinius replied to Donatien Alphonse François's discussion Such Lyrics! in the group Hang With Friends
"Horrible song - I can still hear the pounding of it in my parents' church."
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Plinius commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"That depends on the point of view - cow or bison."
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Plinius replied to Michael Penn's discussion Bathroom Transgender Hysteria
"Thanks Tom. I began to understand better when I remembered how once I was forced to behave right-handed when I KNEW I was totally left-handed. That was such a senseless violation which made me clumsy and unable to function. A…"
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Plinius replied to Michael Penn's discussion Bathroom Transgender Hysteria
"I've done some reading after meeting a few transgenders. From what I understand almost all of us KNOW what we are, and with most of us our bodies match that knowledge about ourselves. If the match is wrong you have a transgender.…"
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Plinius commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Coconut oil is good for cooking and it doesn't have a strong flavour that spoils your food. You can also use it for skin care and a small dollop will make a cat happy."
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Plinius replied to Joan Denoo's discussion France, Sweden, Italy and the Netherlands Rebel Against Relicensing of Monsanto’s Glyphosate in the group Godless in the garden
"What's pretty about a dead strip? Perhaps it's interesting for an undertaker? "
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Plinius replied to Daniel W's discussion More than half of Americans' calorie intake comes from ultra processed foods. in the group Food!
"I just binged on a bad of Dutch salty liquorice - wonderful - and I'm very glad it was only a small bag :-)"
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Plinius commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Welcome home, Randall! "
May 16
Plinius replied to Michael Penn's discussion Bathroom Transgender Hysteria
"My neighbour used my bathroom and half a year ago he came out as a woman. Should I get hysterical?"
May 14
Plinius commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"We'll see. I've spent hours trying to post messages this week, I hope thing will go back to normal."
May 14
Plinius commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Sorry I didn't answer, Spud! I've on antibiotics for a tooth problem, and the medicine made me completely brainless... My garden looks rather good - not that I could spend a lot of time on it - but the perennial plants grow like…"
May 12
Plinius commented on Little Name Atheist's group Atheist Ailurophiles
"Thanks Qiana!"
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Plinius commented on Little Name Atheist's group Atheist Ailurophiles
"My vet wouldn't even treat Dido because I wouldn't go to a specialist I can't afford, but she consented to give him the prednizone in the end - when she thought that I wouldn't go away - true! I read that vets…"
May 7
Plinius commented on Little Name Atheist's group Atheist Ailurophiles
"My cats are like that too: doors must be OPEN! I think I found the solution to Dido's problem - raw food. It's still early to say so for we started the raw food only days ago, but the three months long attack of diarrhea has finally…"
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Plinius commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"It's a beauty, Spud, I hope you'll have plenty of fruit!"
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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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