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Picture yourself spending some time with congenial friends, sharing your lives and pictures from your cell phones." They're curious about that cool game, song, movie, camping trip, art show, or other event that fascinated you. You talk about all kinds of stuff, poetry, styles, personal achievements, relationships, and bad days. You can share your inner child, and laugh together. They sympathetically listen to your feelings about serious topics like politics or climate change, even when they don't agree.

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Forest Fire

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Jul 21. 14 Replies

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change.org

Started by Patricia. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Jul 16. 6 Replies

There's a new petition taking off on Change.org, and we think you might be…Continue

Optical Illusions

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jul 3. 58 Replies

This one seems a bit creepy, like the middle one shouldn't be able to change rotation like that. from Cheezburger.comContinue

Saving Number 90 - From Seth Andrews (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 1. 9 Replies

Seth says himself that the following is a departure from the usual fare his YouTube channel features.  Personally, I think it's a positive and constructive move, because it demonstrates that no, we are NOT just about atheism.  We're also very much…Continue

Tags: abuse, animal, puppy mills, Henry, The Thinking Atheist

Human Rights for Atheists, Agnostics and Secularists

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 27. 11 Replies

I just ran onto this YouTube video, promoting a change.org petition aimed at amending the United Nations charter supporting the abolition of all anti-blasphemy laws. The petition referenced by the video is…Continue

Tags: petition, anti-blasphemy laws, UN, United Nations

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Comment by Randall Smith yesterday

A true, but a bare fragment of all the abuses and crimes, etc. we have in America. Sad state of affairs. The Ray Rice case is a good example.

Comment by booklover on Saturday

Depressing, but becoming too true.  I hope the world stops this insanity that's going on everywhere it seems.

Comment by booklover on Saturday

Congrats on Brooklyn, Joan! :)

My son is SO excited!  He gets to order his 2015 Mustang today!  He has 2/3 of the cost already saved for it, and won't get to pick it up for a few months, so he can save some more.  It's his dream car. I am not a car person, but I'm happy for him.

I plan on having a relaxing weekend!  I hope all of you have one too!

Comment by Randall Smith on Saturday

Speaking of shitty shows, I was sorely disappointed in the PBS "special" on honoring Tina Fey with the Mark Twain humor award. Except for Steve Martin, the guests were pathetically unfunny.

On the other hand, the PBS shows on wildlife, especially about the orangutans (two: sign language and sex) last Wed., were exceptionally good.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on Saturday

Hey Joan, enjoy the new addition to your family! 

Ian, that comic is so true to life.  Does Denmark have the same type of shitty reality shows we have here?    

Comment by Ian Mason on Saturday

Comment by Ian Mason on Saturday

Congratulations on the new family member, Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on Friday

Home of close family friends, July 24, 2014. The ceiling came down around them, scared them to "death". metaphorically speaking. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on Friday

Brooklyn Grace Staab was born yesterday about noon. Mother and baby doing fine. They might come today if Laurie's blood pressure and blood sugar are remaining normal. 

Comment by booklover on Friday
My daughter and I love Weird Al's Word Crimes video! It is so well done! And Im ashamed to admit, I also like Robin Thickes song. Not the video, or even the meaning. I just like the sound of it, and it's fun to sing along to. I love when it says in the parody video "Weird Al ha a big...... Dictionary!" Ha!
 

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