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My grandmothers had no personal or professional rights. They could not deny their husband sex, even if it meant babies arrived every 11 or 12 months until their bodies gave out. They could not…Continue

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tom sarbeck commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Joan, have you viewed and evaluated RT, or are you remembering American Cold War propaganda?"
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Joan Denoo commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"@Daniel, your cautionary tale holds true when it comes to RT. I can't find your quote, but the gist was that a Russian TV station is a propaganda machine. I hope you can remember and repeat it here. "
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Joan Denoo commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
""Manure and wood ashes settled villages.The living produce the living, the dead decay into compost.  While digging, dozens of worms were sliced down - victims of friendly fire.  Dearly respect the lifestyle of…"
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tom sarbeck commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"There were social studies then?"
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Bertold Brautigan commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
">Who lies more, American TV or Russian TV? They didn't cover that in social studies class."
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tom sarbeck commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"If those are Russia's active measures, what do we call the measures America has been using since the Monroe Doctrine? First the native Americans, then the South and Central Americans, then Russian communists, now the world. Oh, and always the…"
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Bertold Brautigan commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Today’s Russia hearings actually revealed something new and important [WAPO] >the goal has been to provoke the Trump into repeating them or retweeting them to his millions of followers. Well, we know THAT would never work."
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tom sarbeck commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Since Jill Stein's previous run, I saw no evidence of her building a Green Party. Without Green majorities in Congress, her presidency would fail. Less politely, women are about equally capable of egotism. German Greens built a party and…"
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Joseph P commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"And sadly, the tertiary and quaternary parties are a mess of issues, themselves.  People kept pointing me to Jill Stein as an alternative.  Even if voting for the Green party right now wasn't effectively throwing away your vote, I…"
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tom sarbeck commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Joan, a metaphor follows; don't read it literally. Decades ago I decided that if both Dems and Repubs are shooting at me, I may be in the right place. Alternatively, the leaders of both major parties are predators. They cooperate to weaken or…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Daniel W's blog post Happiness and Success. A perspective from North Korean defectors.
"The problem I have with freedom is allowing the other to have freedom of speech, assembly, and thought. I lived among the rich and the poor and each classification have people with freedom of foolishness.  I grew up working hard and have not…"
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"Tom, my interpretation of G.C. comment is to keep on doing what you are doing, it works. ~ Grinning Cat "keep having powerful, moving stories that resonate with other voters""
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"Excellent site, Daniel. I have read and watched only part of it and it deserves a closer look. For right now, the sun and garden call their siren songs!"
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I am an 80-year-old curmudgeon; I like the 1500s spelling best and definition:
"An ill-tempered (and frequently old) person full of stubborn ideas or opinions."
I changed from faith to science. I am a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, a survivor of breast cancer thanks to the fine diagnostic work and treatment at Cancer Care Northwest, which included surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Dreadful stuff, but a wake up to living each and every minute. Life is to remember the past, live in the present and remember a preferred future. One can be good without god! My family demonstrates it

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Family Life Five Generations

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Winter Solstice offers a time to look back on the past year to acknowledge my challenges and the things I chose to do to solve those problems. This recent past year was a very hard one for me with th…

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Winter Solstice offers a time to look back on the past year to acknowledge my challenges and the things I chose to do to solve those problems. This recent past year was a very hard one for me with the death of my oldest son, Cary, a victim of cancer at the young age of 53 years and one month. This loss turned out to be harder on me than I imagined. Thankfully, Craig and Laura and their families walked these dark days with me. 

After wallowing in that pain I turn my attention to the…

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Part 4 Booms and busts punctuate the history of capitalism; it is a systemic problem.

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Part 4 Booms and busts punctuate the history of capitalism; it is a systemic problem.

Remember General Motors, producer of automobiles? Over the last thirty years, General Motors created a subsidiary called GMAC, General Motors Acceptance Corporation. It is a bank. It lends money. It began by lending money to people to buy cars because their wages couldn’t pay for them. Then GMAC discovered they could make more money off the interest of the loan than they could make…

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Part 3 We reached the limits of the kinds of capitalism this society can endure.

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Part 3  We reached the limits of the kinds of capitalism this society can endure.  

Turning, now, to the big business community, the last thirty years have been spectacular. Everything about the working class, with the introduction of computers, U.S. workers became more and more productive. We had a thirty-year period of rising labor productivity. Each year the worker produces more, and the wages stayed the same. 

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At 8:36am on May 7, 2017, Lemual Poot said…

Now that I'm seventy I feel I should be more outspoken about atheism.  Years ago, I stupidly got into a religious discussion with one of my kid's teacher.  When I pointed out the many atrocities, including genocide, that has been performed in the name of Christianity, she told me she wasn't "that kind of Christian."  "What kind is that?" I asked.  She replied, "the kind that forces others to believe as I do."  Once again I had to display my utter stupidity by making a joke of her response.  I told her that I thought that being a Christian who doesn't push their religion is like being a Hells Angel who doesn't drink, fight, or ride a motorcycle.  After I experienced the helplessness of being told by a police officer to, "sit down and shut" up in my own home, while a representative from social services conducted a welfare check, I shelved the idea of so sharing my beliefs.     

Those who worship the heavenly rapist may be in charge but that don't make them right!  They can peddle salvation door-to-door, disturbing whoever they wish to, but if we try to point out the illogic of it all we're told, "No talking religion!"    

Don't they claim that he got a girl pregnant without her permission?  Without her even knowing about it!  If that isn't rape I don't know what could be.  Why was she delivering the kid away from home and in a barn?  Because she was drummed out of her hometown for being a pregnant tramp that's why.  Forced into a loveless marriage for survival, she hung in there, she raised that child of rape.  Then, after everything that poor girl went through, he has him tortured to death right in front of her.  What in the hell could that girl ever have done to deserve that?

Makes me kinda understand why Catholics make such a big deal out of how cool Mary was.

At 6:27am on May 6, 2017, Chris said…

Hi Joan,

It seems that drug addiction should be treated as a medical problem rather than a legal problem. I hear that about 80% of state prisoners are incarcerated for drug use.

I understand that Meth and Opiate addiction plagues rural America.

Sometimes my computer, internet connection, Ning and A/N  doesn't work well.

This topic would be a good discussion.

At 4:48am on May 1, 2017, Peter Kornis said…

Hi Joan,

Thank you  for welcoming me to this forum. Untill yesterday I didn't know that it existed. Regarding your comment on my profile. 

 I have grew up in a communist country Romania and I emigrated to Israel when I was in high school. The communist regimes had two advantages:

a) It was atheist. The reason for that is that they wanted communist ideology and personality cult of the leaders to replace religion (see today's North Korea) .

b) Books +education were cheap

Nowadays, with the comunism gone for almost thirty years , I am stunned that people in Romania got religious again and that they are longing for the monarchy days.

 Regarding Israel and the Palestionian conflict, I could politicize a lot. It seems that the Palestinians do not want to compromise. To them it is all or nothing. Meanwhile Israel is an advanced hi tech hub which is growing in population and wealth in spite of its regional challenges. There are also internal challenges like the political power of ultra-orthodox religious parties and the national religious parties. They want to impose their way of life on a majority of atheist and non-observant population who happen to be the engine of progress and development. 

At 1:09am on April 30, 2017, Chris said…

Hi Joan,

I don't use recreational drugs either.

I think Meth is the most damaging drug to individuals and society  there is. California made meth posession a misdemenor.  Of all the illegal drugs Meth is the one that  that needs the most intervention.

I used to live in a farmland area where farmers use anhydrous ammonia for fertalizer.  Meth cooks set up shop on the hunderds of acres of farmland the farmer owns, using the fertalizer to cook the drug.

Something has to be done to prevent meth use and production.

The Oregonian had an indebth piesce about the danger of meth.

Faces of Meth, 10 years later: The Oregonian revisits the people behind the mugs

covers the followup with links to the original article describing the damage meth does.

At 5:20am on April 13, 2017, tom sarbeck said…
Joan, I hope your joining the Power for Her proves helpful.

I hope the steps tell the story clearly, of how children create democracy where they are. Implied, of course, is that their parents and others allow them to do so.
At 3:57pm on March 19, 2017, Banjo said…

Hi Joan.

Yes I am a 10 minute bus ride from the Sydney CBD. Is there a  way for me to change my profile on the site to a user nom de plume rather that Dale Cleary?. I was called Banjo over at TTA. A theist troll began to mess with me and the admin' did not support me but supported the xian. At that point I decided I needed a safe area.

I at into my fourth year fighting a deadly cancer, for which I had 256 chemotherapy treatments and spent over 1 1/2 years in hospital. Than 19 months on an experimental mind damaging drug. I feel quite frail.

Is this a safe haven for a lifelong atheist to be?

many thanks. Dale.

At 12:30pm on March 19, 2017, Pharmer said…

Hi Joan!  :)

thanx for the warm greeting. I don't really know how to proceed from this point as re discussions etc. Too, i think i mentioned(somewhere here) about meeting atheists here specifically in my area. So far the only reply(ies) received have been from folks way far away .  Typing is a real chore for me for a variety of reasons and it would just be nice if i could meet locals and engage in discourse in a more direct and personable fashion. oh sht..wait i just noticed my reply to of Feb 27....so i already said alot of stuff endagering to repeat myself....so.....what happens next?  wanna bash some theists? just kidding...for am not quite sure how to initiate a conversation in this situation or if that is even required !

  Failing all that i'm home all day doing laundry....if u wana chat or something gimme a buzz k? 

At 11:32pm on March 18, 2017, Andrew said…
Joan, thanks for the note. I've been struggling / researching religion for most of my life. My parents raised me (mostly, but that's another story) in a pretty secular environment, and I eventually came to the view that skepticism was a normal way of thinking and being. I now realize that families who went to church regularly and embraced the dogma were a bit foreign to me. Anyway, long story short, I have gotten older and wiser, and believe that I better see religion in general as a regressive and corrosive impediment to the advancement and progress of humanity. I hope to share my thoughts with other like minded people who are just tired of all the BS.
At 1:04pm on February 27, 2017, Pharmer said…

Hi Joan!  Thanx for the note and warm welcome. This being my first post to any blog , am treading new unfamiliar waters. Consider me more a gardener rather than a Farmer. I incorporated the PH into my handle to delineate more precisely my leaning to medical MJ.<wink>,,,Though I was hoping to connect with folks in my area of Humboldt Co. Calif.  for reasons of making specifically friends/contacts within visiting distance, Too, even though I suspect there are many atheists here we, as most atheists, don't advertise ourselves around here and it does get a bit tedious at times socializing with believers all the time.

  Your hunch is correct though in that we are indeed in earthquake country!  Several dozen a day is not an exaggeration small ones mostly but quite often a 2-4 pointer is quite common..Wanna be pen pals? I always enjoy meeting new people :)   Allow me then to compliment you on your garden photos, more precisely the garden itself !  Beautiful! Thanx for sharing..  :) 

As mentioned , this being my first blog experience, am gonna have to remember to check in with this blog for I am rather surprised at how soon I received a msg.  Which I would add brought a welcome smile to me face. Oh dear what a blabber i am!!  Wel, gotta run now...again so very nice to make your acquaintance Joan !...   All my best to you and the great Nor'west !! tah!

At 9:23am on February 27, 2017, Paul Davidson said…
Joan, really like these tiny critters :). All shots on Coraxyn are own.

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