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Come on in, pull up a chair!

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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 6. 82 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz Apr 16. 6 Replies

My take on the recent melt down at Hang With Friends, of which I missed part, is that some of us were tripped up by a habit of thought. It's something we learn growing up, and use without realizing how much pain it can generate -  failing to…Continue

Tags: dispute at Hang With Friends

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Mar 29. 3 Replies

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling"the internet is a lifeline for people trapped in the most restrictive and stifling forms of…Continue

Tags: Warren Jeff, internet, FLDS

Ode to Yahweh (Non Stamp Collector & 43alley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 24. 1 Reply

Ages ago (five or six years, I guess it is) when I first started recognizing my own atheism, one of the first atheist YouTubers I ran onto was Non Stamp Collector.  His handiwork wasn't up to Disney's standards, nor even Hanna-Barbera, but his wit…Continue

Tags: Yahweh, YouTube, 43alley, Non Stamp Collector

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 15. 3 Replies

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline"Populations of Eel-like lamprey have suddenly plummeted since the year 2000 in the Columbia Basin, surprising…Continue

Richard Dawkins, Growing Up in the Universe

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 14. 2 Replies

Here is an oldie, the young Richard Dawkins teaching kids about the universe. I especially like the one demonstrating how the eye evolved. This should answer those who believe it was impossible to evolve an eye. Continue

Tags: universe, teaching, Dawkins, Richard

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Comment by Mac Rex on May 15, 2011 at 1:07pm
Thank you for the invite Ruth. I don`t do much on the Nexus any more, other than following discussions in various groups. Most of my social computer time is spent on "Facecrack", as I haven't been able to get any of my relatives here (and yet, none of them are religious).
I live in what I call "Buttfuck" Alberta, between "Diddlysquat" and "Fuckall" (Veteran, Alberta, Canada. Google Earth that and you'll know what I mean). My official job is an oil field truck driver/rig hauler, driving a 2002 Peterbuilt winch truck, hauling parts of oil and gas drilling rigs around the prairies (mostly eastern Alberta/western Saskatchewan). This is only part of what I do though, as it is a little village, we have to be very diverse. The company I work for is also the local auto and heavy duty repair shop, Commercial Vehicle Inspection Place (CVIP safety inspection shop) and tire shop. We do a wide variety of other thing, but they're too numerous to mention. I also do some machining for our shop.
For relaxation, I machine stuff in my living room, read books on science, do photography, and try to learn as much as I can.
You'll have to excuse me now, as I have a piece of aluminum that needs to be milled into shape, as a component on the hydraulic winch on our bed truck. The aluminum was part of a damaged set, that made up a suspension hanger on a Western Star truck, and I'm recycling it into part of the bed truck's winch. I love this type of recycling!
Comment by Loren Miller on May 15, 2011 at 10:36am
Thanks, Ruth, and hi, gang!  Yours truly is from Cleveland, Ohio.  Unemployed at the moment, but with some prospects on the horizon, and close enough to retirement age that I can SMELL it!  I'm half-crazy ... and I'm not 100% certain about the other half!
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 14, 2011 at 3:48pm
Thanks, David. I feel that too. The whole idea of this group is to create a safe community, where people can express themselves.
Comment by David Webb on May 14, 2011 at 12:44pm
It's funny, I have never met a single one of you, but you somehow feel like family. Weird huh?
Comment by David Webb on May 14, 2011 at 12:40pm
Your group is rapidly growing Ruth :).
Comment by Daniel Agnone on May 14, 2011 at 12:27pm
Thanks much for the invite, Ruth!
Comment by Hazel H. on May 13, 2011 at 3:31pm
Thank for the invite, Ruth! Love the group! <3
Comment by Jennifer Kaufman on May 12, 2011 at 9:43pm
Hello, y'all.  West Virginian ex-Jew here.  Going to a bat mitzvah this weekend and trying to keep sane.  It is not gonna be easy...all the relatives are going to give me a hard time about my 9 yr old, and why he hasn't even started religious school.    ...Um, because I don't agree with the hocus pocus...and no, mom, I won't use it as an excuse to throw thousands of dollars away for a fancy party.
Comment by Susan Stanko on May 12, 2011 at 8:45pm
Thanks for the invite!
Comment by Park Bierbower on May 12, 2011 at 6:09pm

does it strike anyone else that ruth's picture looks sorta like she's peekin' down at the people below on the group icon? 

 

Fuckin hilarious!

 

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