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Forest Fire

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Jul 21. 14 Replies

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change.org

Started by Patricia. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Jul 16. 6 Replies

There's a new petition taking off on Change.org, and we think you might be…Continue

Optical Illusions

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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

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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

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Comment by Loren Miller on December 15, 2013 at 9:32pm

Thinking of The Wizard of Oz, my wife and I just went to see Wicked at the State Theater in downtown Cleveland.  Simple review: if you have so much as the remotest chance, SEE IT!!!

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on December 15, 2013 at 9:21pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on December 15, 2013 at 7:40pm
Comment by sk8eycat on December 15, 2013 at 2:09pm

The comments are as funny as the "article."

This ought to twist some KKK Krischun knickers.


http://m.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/12/1262236/--We-re-Not-White-Guys-Megyn-Kelly-By-Jesus-and-St-Nicholas?detail=email

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Comment by booklover on December 15, 2013 at 10:00am

I didn't know that Felaine!  I told my husband as he is an Atheist and a huge fan of The Wizard of Oz.  That's AWFUL that you can't have the necessary surgery without losing your home!  That is SO UNJUST.

Cute pic Steph!  My son still isn't better, I hope those antibiotics start working!  It's making me nervous.  My daughter said she had a nice time on her date, and she'd go out with him again, so that's good.

Hope everyone has a relaxing Sunday.

Comment by Steph S. on December 14, 2013 at 8:47pm

Hope your son gets better Mindy and congrats on your daughter's first date - I hope it goes well for the two of them.

Comment by Steph S. on December 14, 2013 at 8:43pm

Comment by Patricia on December 14, 2013 at 7:49pm

No fusion Sk8ey, but they did remove the arthritis, which they said would develop again over about 20 years. It's been 15 now & I just got the news on Thursday my back is ''loaded'' with it again when I had an x-ray on my hip. Now I have to have a cat scan to see the extent.

Morphine is deadly for me too, & I got Demerol which was in a pump to dose myself when I needed it.......which was not too often. I think after the sciatic pain nothing comes close so is easier to deal with.

I woke up with the sciatic pain gone too, & feeling in my toes had returned as well. Like you, I have twinges down my left leg or in my butt occasionally, but nothing to set me back.

Medical covers everything here, & I disagree you have to pay through the nose for the rest of your life to stay among the living! It's an outrage, to be polite!

My medical care was great with the exception of one nurse who was so negative, she just irritated me no end. I got rather mouthy after one more incident, but thankfully she wasn't on shift too often. Everyone kept helping me do what I could do, but she was continuously telling me what I couldn't do.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 14, 2013 at 7:38pm

Mindy, did you know that the man who wrote all the song lyrics, and a goodly part of the script for "The Wizard of Oz" (Yip Harburg) was a lifelong atheist?  I have a collection of his poems called "Rhymes for the Irreverent."  Funny stuff.

I think L. Frank Baum was an atheist, too. There is just too much very sly stuff in the first book that pokes fun at religion and conservative politics...IF you look at it in a certain way.  The "heartless" Tin Man, etc.  He was certainly passionate about politics in his private life.

 

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