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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

Something we should all think about.....

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Jun 19. 2 Replies

Got this in my email today...........Patricia - There's a new petition taking off on Change.org, and we think you might be interested in signing it:Google Maps: Help people with mobility challenges. Make your maps accessible!By Randy…Continue

Religious Calling (Mrs. Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller Jun 17. 0 Replies

Very curious - a Betty Bowers video with NO Betty Bowers!  Yahweh IS here, though, and he's gotten all 21st century with his own cell phone!!!  Can't help but notice that he's a bit selective with just WHO he wants to talk to.  Meh ... got to keep…Continue

Tags: cell phone, Yahweh, Betty Bowers

Ontario Premier, Kathleen Wynne

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Randall Smith Jun 15. 1 Reply

Kathleen Wynne is Ontario’s 25th Premier. She was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2003 as the MPP for Don Valley West, and she became the leader of the Ontario Liberal Party in January 2013.Kathleen is dedicated to building a better…Continue

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Comment by Steph S. on August 15, 2012 at 6:10pm

Wow - all kinds of good stuff posted here. I've got to get caught up.

Patricia I love the dog GIFS - really cute.

I'm a night owl and find it easy to stay up late. I can still get up in the morning early - but not a morning person.

and a cool dog GIF - all for you dog lovers out there.

I hope you all had a good day today.

Comment by Patricia on August 15, 2012 at 6:04pm

I don't start feeling any energy until late in the day.....my prime hours are between 6 pm & 4 am.....always been this way. Got plenty of guilt over it & yelled at as if it was deliberate, & tried so hard for decades to change & become 'normal' that now my sleep is nothing more than a couple of hours. Then I said to hell with other opinions & sleep when I can.....clocks don't matter.  

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 15, 2012 at 3:49pm

TFA, nice to hear someone else is a morning person also.  One of the reasons I like to get things done in the morning, is because I get tired as the day goes on, so If I wait too long, I get nothing done.  I usually don't even feel like going to evening parties or dances.

In the 2 years that I flew model airplanes, I got up at 2AM so I could get to the airport just before sunrise, before others were there to distract me and cause me to crash!  Also, model airplanes are tough to fly if the breeze is above 4 miles/hour, and early morning is usually breeze-free.

Comment by Ian Mason on August 15, 2012 at 2:33pm

Nice neologisms. Will try to spread them.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 15, 2012 at 1:59pm

Sk8eycat & Steph, I think you're right about carbs.  Years ago, I went on the Atkins diet.  I lost 35 lbs, all my blood reading were good, most of my flatulence, burping, and acid reflux went away, but most importantly my Triglyceride level, which was high, went way down into the good area.

My present doctor doesn't like that diet, but I think I'm going to go on it again and not tell him.  See what he says about my blood tests after a few months.  I'm been getting a lot of exercise the last two months, and it looks like I may be able to keep it up, at least until very cold weather gets here, but that diet may give me extra help.

Sk8eycat, I like your new words, especially Mormoninnies, as I used to be one. :)

I'll have to admit I don't get what ElRoninnies are though.

Comment by Patricia on August 15, 2012 at 1:12pm

Love the new ''words'' Sk8ey!

Comment by Patricia on August 15, 2012 at 12:45pm

I don't have any cholesterol issues, so I can eat whatever the hell my stomach allows me to.....especially chicken, turkey, fish & seafood......not big on beef or pork, never was.

Comment by sk8eycat on August 15, 2012 at 12:44pm

Ahah!  Verrrrrry interrressstinnnnng!

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I bookmarked the article so I can refer back to it as needed.  Thanks!

I had to laugh because my 250+ lb sister (the JW), who thinks she knows more about everything than I do, is still on the low-fat, high pasta, vegetarian diet, and can't figure out why I'm losing weight and she's not. She drinks about 1 qt of low fat milk a day (well, she pours some of that on her Shredded Wheat...Heh! Talk about processing!), eats non-fat cottage cheese, has cous cous or angel hair pasta EVERY night with her dinner, uses margarine, while I won't use anything but 100% butter.

She swims almost every day while I either sit here or lie around reading....and I eat *gasp!* meat!  And one of my faves is bacon!  I cook it in the oven when the weather isn't as nasty hot as it's been lately; less mess.

If I knew where I could buy beef I could trust, I would grind my own...I have always loved Steak Tartare, but haven't had any in about 20 or 30 years because of all the frightful stories in the media.

Oh, noes!  Now I'm hongreeee!

Comment by Steph S. on August 15, 2012 at 11:33am

hey sk8eycat!

My other discussion answers that question - the question on finding a middle ground.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/healthfitness/forum/topics/the-pa...

Comment by sk8eycat on August 15, 2012 at 11:03am

Oh, dear.  I thought whole wheat was okay.  Whole multi-grain?

How about Swheat Scoop cat litter?  LOL  (It's a helluva lot better than clay, no perfumes, and lightweight.  Also expensive.)

 

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