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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.

Personal validation comes from paying attention to one another, giving more than you get. Everyone respects you and themselves, despite our amazing range of personal tastes and interests. They'll tell you they don't agree with an idea or behavior without implying you're a bad person or somehow deficient. It's an "I'm OK, You're OK" kind of fellowship, where nobody tries to make himself look better by picking on somebody else.

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Comment by sk8eycat on March 19, 2012 at 10:50am

HALP!  There's a discussion in here somewhere about the Westboro Baptwits planniing to (try to) disrupt the Reason Rally this weekend, and I had something I wanted to say on the subject, BUT now I can't find it.  I've been cat-sitting at a computerless house, and when I got home, there were no more emails from that discussion in my In-box.

Does anybody know where I can find that discussion?  Which group?

Not that what I had to say is terribly profound, but it's been on what I use for a mind, and it's driving me crazy...

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 18, 2012 at 2:51am

Comment by sk8eycat on March 17, 2012 at 3:54pm

I have some friends (3 cousins!) who seem to check NASA, Hubble, and other astronomical sites almost daily, and they send me the links to the super-cool stuff.

Makes me wish my dad was still alive...he was an astronomy fan, too.  He'd be glued to the screen 24/7.  (He used to take me to the Griffith Observatory at least once a year.)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 17, 2012 at 11:28am

Sk8eycat, thanks for sharing "Scale of the Universe."  That's one of the coolest things I've seen in a while. 

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 17, 2012 at 9:45am

This is so cool, a 24 hour live feed from the ISS.

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 16, 2012 at 10:32pm

"Scale of the Universe...as we know it."

I can see my house from there!

Comment by sk8eycat on March 16, 2012 at 10:23pm
Scale of the Universe...as we know it.
 
Use the scroll bar to zoom in and out. Click on objects to learn more.
Comment by sk8eycat on March 16, 2012 at 9:48pm

I don't watch much TV when I'm at hoome, but this past week I was house-sitting (CAT-sitting, really) for a friend, so I pigged out on MSNBC, Food Network, and a few other channels.  She has Time-Warner Cable, and they moved Animal Planet to a higher (more expensive) tier...the SOBs!

Humans are a planetary disaster now...there are too many of us, for starters, and we have been reproducing at an alarming rate.  (And that Edsel-faced InSanetorum wants to limit access to contraceptives, or outlaw them completely?  Sheee-yit!  There should be a way to sneak the stuff into the water supply... everywhere!)

Comment by booklover on March 16, 2012 at 2:51pm

sk8eycat, Love Animal Planet!  We were in Las Vegas this past week with our kids 17 & 20 and they wanted to go to the Shark Exhibit in (I forgot which hotel), and the exhibit was all about how humans have over-killed the animals that are killers in the ocean such as sharks and there was a sign talking about do you think humans are a  (damn, I'm losing my words, I swear), but like a scourge on the earth instead of part of the natural flow of things because we are the only species who lives on all continents in all conditions and ruin the natural order of things.  Like a cancer on a healthy cell!  I'm sure fundies at that exhibit were horrified by the thought!  I think it's true.

Comment by sk8eycat on March 16, 2012 at 1:11pm

@Chris Dodds: MSNBC?

I was glued to that this past week....I can't believe That R-money, InSanitorum, and Gingrinch are the best the GOP can dig up.  Even Raygun was smarter than the three of them put together, and he was showing signs of Alzheimer's as early as 1980.

I enjoy Rachel Maddow and Al Sharpton very much.

And there's always Animal Planet...

 

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