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Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by sk8eycat yesterday. 41 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

Finding Your Roots

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Patricia yesterday. 4 Replies

I've been into genealogy for a long time. It's fun, especially with internet help, but increasingly frustrating. You see, I've hit "brick walls". And being a Smith doesn't make research any easier.Wouldn't you think I could find the death date and…Continue

Aljam

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Tuesday. 4 Replies

I'm not a news hound by any stretch, but I do like to stay informed about what's going on in the world. (I despise "local" news with all the reports of murders, robberies, fires, etc.)The national "evening" news shows really irritate me. I hate…Continue

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Sunday. 79 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Seth Andrews - The Copycats: How Christianity Steals The Best Ideas

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 21. 5 Replies

Many of us have observed or learned how christianity shamelessly borrows from other sources to bolster its position and show off its supposed wonderfulness.  Well, Seth Andrews of The Thinking Atheist podcast has compiled some of the more modern-day…Continue

Tags: steal, borrow, copycat, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Attacks in Canada Oct. 22nd/14

Started by Patricia. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Nov 20. 4 Replies

This was devastating for us........…Continue

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Comment by Ian Mason on February 14, 2012 at 7:32am

Very pretty Steph.Like it.

Comment by Ian Mason on February 14, 2012 at 7:31am

Wasn't that because Oz used the same system as Europe with 625 lines while the Americas still used the older 475-line type?

Comment by Meddlesome on February 14, 2012 at 3:10am

@The big blue frog, Larger Cathode Ray Tube type televisions do. My old company in australia had to setup different screens for clients in the northern hemisphere (Late 1990s).

Comment by Steph S. on February 13, 2012 at 4:49pm

Comment by The Big Blue Frog on February 13, 2012 at 11:34am

Meddlesome

TV's don't rely on the Earth's magnetic field. Otherwise, taking a TV from the US to Australia would render it inoperative. A shift or reversal in the Earth's field would play heck with compasses, but would not affect most ordinary electronics, except for the extra charged particles flooding the lower atmosphere.

Comment by Ian Mason on February 13, 2012 at 11:07am

An optical illusion

Comment by Meddlesome on February 13, 2012 at 10:58am

Oh yeah, it just occured to me that the big push from retailers a few years ago to get us all to buy flat screen tvs and move away from CRT type tvs was due to the magnetic field possibly flipping and rendering all tvs useless as they depend on magnetic fields to project an image correctly.

Comment by Ian Mason on February 13, 2012 at 10:53am

Sansdeity, a defector! Welcome to this side of the Iron Curtain

Comment by Ian Mason on February 13, 2012 at 10:51am

That's about it, Trevor. It'll be a good time to be an African oncologist. Plus there'll be Aurora at the equator.

And welcome to the sweet shop :-)

Comment by Trevor Johnson on February 13, 2012 at 10:34am

So Ian....to the best of your knowledge it is not as logical to worry about your memory cards getting scrambled as it is to worry about the.......what do you call it.......cosmic radiation I believe?.....that has the potential to enter the earth's atmosphere and come into contact with our delicate life cycle during the the period that the poles are ACTUALLY switching correct?

The more I ponder this subject the more excited I get to see what will happen, if anything noticeable happens that is. Wow it really helps being able to discuss topics like this with real people rather than just looking stuff up on the internet. sorry I'm new to this site so I am like a little kid who just discovered candy lol.

 

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