I just wanted to see how many different kinds of people we got going on this site :D

Just give a holler and let everyone know what area you represent!

 

I'm from Brampton, but for the sake of simplicity I'll say Toronto! WOO!

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Ben, welcome to A/N.

You Aussies have a v-e-r-y interesting prime minister. I've seen a few stories about her positions on issues. Most recently, her remarks about the Mayan calendar caught the attention of America's sensation-seeking news media.

There's an interesting shot of earth's lighted regions in today's (tomorrow's to Aussies?) NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day. The large lighted region of west-central Australia surprised me. Googling 'NASA APOD' will show you to its daily pic and to its archive of pix.

Wow, that IS a great picture. Glad to see the Gold Coast is not that crowded since i hope live there someday. It certainly looks less crowded than the northeast of America where I am now!

I ask the same question of everyone outside of the US. Is the cost of living high in your area ?Are properties or renting expensive ? I have been retired for some time and would love to visit in your part of the world.

Detroit Michigan.... Fighting for logic and reason.... and stuff...

Logic and reason!?  everything is meaningless . hope so,   or strange things will happen !!

Nothing comes prepackaged with meaning. Meaning comes from minds forming subjective opinions. Thus there is no meaning to life other than what you make of it. 

One of my fav Simpsons snippets: Lisa: Perhaps there is no moral to this story. Homer: Exactly… It’s just a bunch of stuff that happened.-The Simpsons, “Blood Feud”

I'm in Spokane, Washington state, rejoicing in the growing numbers of people joining our ranks. There is a very important message and consequence to letting go of mythology and superstitions and reaching for evidence while making our decisions. 

Joan, the ranks of those ending the feds' idiotic war on pot or those ending the xians' mean-hearted war on LGBT?

Both of the above? Congratulations.

Enjoy, while more of us catch up with you.

Kent, welcome to A/N from a guy who knows where Cedar Key is, unless it's somewhere along the way to Key West and I'm confusing it with a Cedar Keys on the Gulf Coast. Many times during the 1950s I drove past the road to one or the other on trips between St. Pete and UofF in Gainesville.

Again, welcome.

Hi, I'm from Dumfriesshire in South West Scotland - where we used to strangle witches before we burned them - and the Presbyterians think I'm the crazy one!

Hi, Scotswoman, welcome to A/N.

The "burning times" you mentioned were well portrayed in the 1973 English movie, The Wicker Man. Set in your part of the UK, it recently, and thoroughly, persuaded me those times were not for freethinkers, or any newcomers to a community. The Hollywood remake doesn't deserve even this small mention.

Again, welcome to A/N.

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