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Pros and cons of home schooling?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Plinius Oct 27. 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 replied to Captain Red Lebanon's discussion Feminazi's are not feminists. in the group Feminist Atheists
"stupids! People who escape from oppression only to turn the tables and do a bit of oppression themselves, think with their gut."
16 hours ago
Plinius replied to Captain Red Lebanon's discussion Feminazi's are not feminists. in the group Feminist Atheists
"Well put, Ruth! "
20 hours ago
Plinius replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Narcissistic Personality Disorder
"Seems to be a world wide change, and I've got the bad feeling that there's more to come. I'm not looking forward to the elections here in March..."
21 hours ago
Plinius commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Success Kathy!"
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Plinius commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Thanks for the links, Joan. I'm aware of what happened in Congo, and the Netherlands have their own shameful colonial history: the genocide in the Banda Islands, the slave trade, the Dutch murderous reaction on Indonesia's bid for freedom…"
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Plinius commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I'll keep my fingers crossed for you, Ian!"
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Plinius commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"All five of them, Spud! And you're right, Kathy, better to have loved and lost... Sending kind cat vibes to all dogs..."
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Plinius commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I love the nativity scenes, Daniel! "
Tuesday
Plinius commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Of course, and it's not the children who protest, but their parents..."
Monday
Plinius commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Rutte is often described as a psychopath, and as far as I can see it's true. Four months more until the elections, and Wilders is the winner in the polls - another psychopath and that one walks on the Mossad's leash. I'm afraid…"
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Plinius commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"Sunny and cold here, around freezing point. I need to turn over my earthenware pots in the roof garden, before the rainwater freezes and breaks them, but I'm busy writing lessons for next week. Waving to all of you!"
Dec 4
Plinius commented on Steph S.'s group Wildlife
"I wouldnt buy it anyway - once dinnertime comes in sight they will deny everything and tell you that animals have no spirit and no feelings. On the other hand - everytime I had to say goodbye to one of my cats, someone starts the sentimental crap…"
Dec 4
Plinius commented on Daniel Wachenheim's group Godless in the garden
"Good plans, Joan, and I'm very glad you've got your spirit back! It looks a wonderful place to live, very special to someone in the city!"
Dec 4
Plinius commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Almost Sinterklaas - santa Claus - his birthday is celebrated on 5th December, and the discussion about his blackface servant has become quite heated in the last few years. Unlike our PM I want playing blackface to end - it's disrespectful and…"
Dec 4
Plinius commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Great work, Daniel, and I admire the methodical way you ordered your plans! Yes, people will discover all over again what patriotism does to people, but we can only encourage them to read their own history."
Dec 2
Plinius commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"National expansion - they do it only to get a better grip on a few small islands in the Meuse. I have not the slightest national or patriotic feeling and I really hate Wilders. He makes money from rousing people's unhappy feelings and puts the…"
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segregation

Posted on February 10, 2015 at 9:28am 14 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 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.

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.
 
 
 

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