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"May the Force..."

Started this discussion. Last reply by jay H Jan 13. 6 Replies

Hillary Clinton ended the Democrat debate last night with "May the force be with you". I though that was great! No "God bless America (or you)". She did mention "god" once, when she said "God-given…Continue

"You ain't no Muslim, bruh"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Atheist in FundyLand Dec 13, 2015. 35 Replies

The "You ain't no Muslim" remark made by a bystander in the London subway stabbings has been a major internet sensation. Substitute "Christian" for Muslim, and we atheists would be saying it ALL the…Continue

Sisyphus

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randall Smith Nov 30, 2015. 4 Replies

You all know Sisyphus--trying to roll a boulder up a hill. I'm just wondering what his feelings are.Continue

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Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I don't know which would surprise me more, meeting a nice woman (to date) or a fellow atheist!"
3 minutes ago
Randall Smith commented on Randall Smith's blog post How Not To Die
"Donald, that's what most people think (genes). But, evidence refutes that except in a few examples--at least, according to the book I read. Twin studies have disproven the gene theory. It's like smokers who live to 100--statistically rare.…"
10 minutes ago
Donald L. Engel commented on Randall Smith's blog post How Not To Die
"I think genes have a lot to do with all of it. Everyone on my mother's side of the family has lived into their 90s. Mom lived to 96, and hated vegetables. When she was in her 80s, my sister suggested that she walk the mall for exercise. Mom…"
5 hours ago
Joan Denoo commented on Randall Smith's blog post How Not To Die
"A reminder to myself:  Thanks, Randy! "
20 hours ago
Joan Denoo commented on Randall Smith's blog post How Not To Die
"When my bloodwork revealed I was diabetic, I went to a licensed nutritionist who put me on the Adkins diet. After a month, or so, I thought I was going to die. My blood work showed many factors out-of-balance. My Dr sent me to an experienced…"
20 hours ago
Randall Smith posted a blog post

How Not To Die

Just a little over a year ago I wrote a blog entitled "The Big Fat Surprise", in response to a book of the same title that basically said eating fatty products--bacon and such--was not so bad for you afterall (i.e., the Adkins diet). It seemed to be well documented. I shouted HURRAH!  I also read Wheat Belly, which wants us to stop eating grains, whole or not. Another decision.Alas, woe is me--confused and distraught. Upon reading Dr. Michael Greger's new book, How Not To Die, everything the…See More
23 hours ago
Randall Smith replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Could Phony Smile become POTUS?
"What, no mention of his nose? Cruz's looks, words, and demeaner are repulsive."
yesterday
Randall Smith replied to Daniel W's discussion Digging for Pacific Razor Clams in Southwest Washington State in the group FISHING AND OTHER OUTDOOR STUFF
"I've learned a thing or two here. And the photos are great! Thanks for the post."
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Randall Smith commented on Loren Miller's blog post Priests and Pedestals
"Except for Unitarian Universalist ministers, I have little use for "the cloth". You've given a couple of examples. When my parents died, we had no funerals--for these very reasons, and then some. I pretty much treat ministers with…"
yesterday
Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Cool, Ruth! Your husband in the band, that is, not your dizziness. Hope you get to feeling better soon. That D-K Effect sounds like a good description of one of my son-in-laws. I won't say which one, but he lives in Honduras. Irritating, to say…"
Sunday
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Checked under my ground cover to see if "stored" parsnips were still there. Yes. I'm running low on them in my basement bucket. The garden looks pretty forlorn, all bare with no green. Won't be long! Time to start planning my…"
Sunday
Randall Smith commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"Good morning. Breezy, but unseasonably mild. The bottom drops out tomorrow, lasting all week. Winter's not about to give up its grip. However, three weeks from today, I'll be in northern Florida. Can't wait!"
Sunday
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Daniel, just the thought of clams makes my stomach turn! I'd rather forage for mushrooms. Good luck, anyway."
Sunday
Randall Smith replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Epicurious's Myth-Busting Guide to Cooking Beans in the group Food!
"Good stuff to know, esp. since one should eat a lot of beans. Thanks, Joan."
Saturday
Randall Smith replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Yellowstone Bison Slaughter in the group Wildlife
"As a big bison lover, this kills me. Why are we so stupid? Greed and power."
Saturday
Randall Smith replied to Daniel W's discussion Myths and Realities of Invasive Species, in the group Godless in the garden
"Interesting stuff here. I've fought a losing battle against garlic mustard over the years.  Likewise with honeysuckle. And, like Bertold, English Ivy spreading is beyond my desire to eradicate it. It's not so bad afterall!"
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Happily retired science teacher. Enjoy being outdoors, gardening, golfing, exploring. Do service work with Wilderness Volunteers and Sierra Club. Enjoy being indoors to read, play piano, cook and eat! Life is good being an atheist.

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How Not To Die

Posted on February 8, 2016 at 8:13am 4 Comments

Just a little over a year ago I wrote a blog entitled "The Big Fat Surprise", in response to a book of the same title that basically said eating fatty products--bacon and such--was not so bad for you afterall (i.e., the Adkins diet). It seemed to be well documented. I shouted HURRAH!  I also read Wheat Belly, which wants us to stop eating grains, whole or not. Another decision.

Alas, woe is me--confused and distraught. Upon reading Dr.…

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There, but for...

Posted on October 30, 2015 at 8:01am 22 Comments

As an atheist, a lot of little things bother me-- two, in particular.

How often, after a tragedy of some sort, do we hear "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families"? How inane is that sentence? Yes, I realize it's meant to be wellmeaning and supportive, but is it really necessary? What else can be said? I heard it many times after my father died last month. I inwardly cringed and said thank you. But I wanted so much to say, please don't pray for me. 

Far worse than that…

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THE BIG FAT SURPRISE

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 9:00am 8 Comments

For nearly all my adult years (>50),  I've been told to eat what was recommended to be the most healthy foods and avoid the "bad guys". No to whole milk. No butter. No red meats. No eggs. White poultry meat only. Eat lots of grains and carbohydrates.

We've been duped into believing that eating fat makes you fat, and that a high fat diet increases cholesterol numbers which in turn leads to heart diseases. No proof, just common sense. For 50 years the American Academy of Pediatrics…

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Baseball: Yawn

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 7:28am 1 Comment

I tried, really tried, to watch most of the World Series. After all, it's supposedly the national pasttime, whatever that means. Hot dogs, apple pie, and all that jazz. But, my goodness, it's paint-drying boring. 

For evidence as to how much I cared, in a one run game, last night, I went to bed after 8 innings. Like the last 2 minutes of a football game, I figured it would take at least 45 minutes to finish the game. Besides, my team (K.C., in this case) usually loses (witness Chi…

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At 11:00am on February 2, 2016, Jay Hass said…

I know a few atheists that are content keeping quiet about it because they don't want to ruffle feathers. I am getting more and more like David Silverman (btw, his book is great) -- i.e., becoming a firebrand.

At 5:50pm on February 1, 2016, Maria Sisk said…

Thanks for the welcome, Randall!  Hope you're having a great day!

At 7:23am on January 8, 2016, Jan Bodh said…
Thanks Mr.Smith
At 10:23pm on January 4, 2016, Phillip Loco said…

Thank you for the welcome

At 11:45am on January 2, 2016, Sarah Valero- McGovern said…
Thanks , anything I need to be weary of?
At 6:37am on November 5, 2015, George K. said…

Corfu is a beautiful island. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Zakynthos is beautiful, too. It's next to it. Here's a picture of a famous bay in Zakynthos:

At 7:40am on October 10, 2015, James Smith said…

Thanks for the compliment. Most would say I just can't make up my mind what I want to do. :)

No, I don't get many visitors from the USA. Not as many as I would like. As I said, with the dollar so high, this is a good time to visit. (hint)

At 8:14am on October 8, 2015, James Smith said…

Thanks for the greeting. Come on down to Brazil. Here in João Pessoa, the weather is almost always fine. The beaches are awesome and the dollar is so high right now, everything is cheap.

At 10:57pm on June 3, 2015, Brenda Lee said…

A karateka is a student of karate :) I started pretty late in the game, only a year and a half ago.

My sister-in-law lives out there near Rossville.

Thank you for the welcome!

 
 
 

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