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Comment by sk8eycat on July 20, 2012 at 4:22pm

Ahhh.  Here's some encouraging news:

“Nones” climb to 19%

July 20, 2012

America’s “Nones” — the nonreligious — are at an all-time high, now comprising nearly one in five Americans (19%), according to a new study by the Pew Center for the People and the Press. The 19% count is based on aggregated surveys of 19,377 people conducted by the Pew Research Center throughout 2011 and reported by USA Today

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 20, 2012 at 4:12pm

I agree sk8eycat, and I like the space-cat.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 20, 2012 at 4:09pm

Good day for me also.  Took a mile walk, watered my garden, and noticed some cucumbers & beets nearly ready to eat.  How are you doing Steph?

Comment by sk8eycat on July 20, 2012 at 4:09pm

It may be "National Moon Day," but that's not a legal holiday.  And I'm disgusted that when the Apollo program ended (prematurely), everybody seemed to say, "Well, okay, we beat the Soviets, now lets forget about the moon, and go back to blowing money away on weapons and stuff." 

Skylab and the Shuttle were built with "off the shelf" technology... nothing really new has been developed in 43 years. Instead of playing with X-Box and FlakeBook, we could have been learning how to live on other worlds, and also how to build a comfortable transportation vehicle for the next step. 

Mars!

Comment by Plinius on July 20, 2012 at 3:52pm

I also had a good day: some nice contacts and I did a lot of chores, glad to be rid of those. Listened to Schubert songs this evening and now off to bed. It's said that a reader never goes to bed alone - I always take one or more books, and of course there's my husband and my two cats. Good company! Have a nice night!

Comment by Steph S. on July 20, 2012 at 3:33pm
Hope you feel better soon Jonathan.
Comment by Idaho Spud on July 20, 2012 at 3:10pm

National Moon Day.  Yay.  Happy NMD to you all.

Comment by Steph S. on July 20, 2012 at 3:05pm
Dale is a beautiful black cat Melinda. I think that was your profile pic for a while, if my memory serves me right.
How's everyone doing this Friday?
Comment by Tammy S on July 20, 2012 at 2:54pm

LOL Idaho Spud, I never even saw that Tammy Faye Baker conversation, gotta pay notice to she who puts the make-up on with a spatula! Bow before the bronzer!

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 20, 2012 at 2:49pm

It does. Just googled it, and today is 'National Moon Day'. Also 'National Lollipop Day'. Sweet!!! (Yes, bad joke intended).

Also 'International Chess Day, and Ugly Truck Day'. 

This is what the moon landing has to compete against. I think it can take the trucks and chess, but not so sure about lollipops. :)

 

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