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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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Betty Explains Religious Freedom (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randall Smith May 27. 9 Replies

Well, considering all the RFRA bills popping up all over the United States, plus all the fun and games ISIS is bringing to the good folks in Syria and Iraq, Betty Bowers, the epitome of well-dressed christianity, has decided to clarify the true…Continue

Tags: persecution, ISIS, Religious Freedom, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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

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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

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Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 19, 2011 at 7:16pm

Candance I live in TEXAS and think you're in a conservative area.  Here it's all a cross wrapped in a flag.

 

Links:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-to-use-solar-e...

 

https://secure2.convio.net/sierra/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&pag...

Comment by dr kellie on July 19, 2011 at 6:59pm

Yes, I do.  I even have a partner and we spend a few hours a week to learn songs to sing in two part harmony.  The first song we ever did was Sisters from White Christmas.  We are both hams and love the attention, and the other members ask for it, so they get it.  And all at my little College Station get-togethers.  We have a close group.  Maybe I'll have to stop in on a Dallas meeting with my best friend who lives there, and is also an atheist.

 

Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 19, 2011 at 6:57pm

Could be that sign alongs are illegal in Texas.

Now Candance, ole Thomas and I were very close friends so I must be older then you. 

BTW...If any one is interested in alternative energy my home town of San Antonio, TX will (in 6 years) be the first city to go all solar.  They are dumping coal and going with solar.  If one can do it so can others.

As for storage for night use that has been resolved as well.  Interested? Have links will share.

Comment by Susan Stanko on July 19, 2011 at 6:08pm
Hm...I was 5 when it came out then.  I don't know if I was watching it back then.  Either way, long enough time for me to learn the Preamble the hard way.  No way I was going to remember it for 4 or 5 years.
Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 19, 2011 at 5:55pm
Some days I feel old enough to have been one of the founding mothers.
Comment by dr kellie on July 19, 2011 at 5:47pm

Schoolhouse Rock aired the Preamble first in 1976.  Neat timing.

 

I was 8 that year, and you can bet I had that catchy tune down in no time.  I couldn't believe that other kids didn't know it two or three years later when we had to memorize it for school. 

 

I can attest that NOTHING brings  Progressives partygoers to their feet like when I break out my guitar and start playing it.  Talk about a sing-along.  Fun!

Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 19, 2011 at 5:26pm

It matters not how we learn, only that we do.  Suffrerin' Till Sufferage needs to have a come back.  What are women thinking today?  My children sang Conjuntion Junction till some days I thought I might cry if I ever heard it again. Then again they learned from that little song and that makes it alright with me.

 

The best of the Internet is lost because the sites most used are the ones that show on a quick search.  There is so much to learn and know about the constitution.  When in debate about an amendment I often use case law, this is but one of their links.

http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/data/constitution/amendment01/

Comment by Susan Stanko on July 19, 2011 at 5:01pm
I think I had to memorize it before Schoolhouse Rock did this.  It would have made it sooo much easier.
Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 19, 2011 at 4:58pm

For you Alysn...it's really pretty easy to remember...even if I don't know it set to music.  One of the curses of teaching.

"We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

 

Comment by dr kellie on July 19, 2011 at 4:43pm
 

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