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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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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo 5 hours ago. 81 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 on Thursday. 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 Ian Mason on February 15, 2015 at 6:25am

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 15, 2015 at 4:43am

Best one yet, Idaho Spud!

Helen Marie said:

"I dream of a world where chickens can cross the road without their motives being questioned."
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 15, 2015 at 4:36am

Ian and Joan, the dog's spinning behavior is symptomatic of a neurological condition to my knowledge.

It would surprise me if there weren't sites where parents or oven teens themselves share stories about sexual behavior with animals. My take is that sex is not a possible cause of this neurological symptom. Remember that the most lurid memes spread fastest.

Comment by Plinius on February 15, 2015 at 1:08am

Spud, I hope you realize I copy those for the next lesson....

Comment by Ian Mason on February 14, 2015 at 10:56pm

If you haven't already heard, two shootings in Denmark. One at a public debate on free speech and one outside a synagoge. Two dead and several wounded. A sad day, although a lot of Danes will be delighted about being part of the "club". Support for the nationalist "People's Party" will now go through the roof.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 14, 2015 at 5:44pm

Mobius reminds me of a great teacher of physics, and a maker of Mobius bottles, Clifford Stoll. As a teacher, I would have loved to have him as a student. His personality would inevitably disrupt a class ... however, disturbed class seeking answers can be a type that learns. His story is funny, and then his heartfelt recitation of a poem inscribed on a bell atop Hayes Hall.

"All truth is one. In this light, may science and religion endeavor here for the steady evolution of mankind, from darkness to light, from narrowness to broad-mindedness, from prejudice to tolerance. It is the voice of life, which calls us to come and learn."

Clifford Stoll: The call to learn

Comment by Ian Mason on February 14, 2015 at 2:40pm

My first thought when seeing the "whirling dog" was that the behaviour came from some kind of neurological quirk that might well have resulted from inbreeding. "Pure" pedigree dogs are sometimes unstable. Not very funny, in fact sort of sad.

Comment by Ian Mason on February 14, 2015 at 2:35pm

Good ones, Spud. They raised a laugh.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 14, 2015 at 2:05pm

I did a bit of hunting and found a story that may or may not be true. I Googled for the photo, then for the source. 

"I am the father/Redditor who lost his family after it came to light... 

submitted 2 years ago by concerneddad1965

I then hunted for verification of the story, including Snopes, and found nothing. Then this:

Therefore, I am sharing what I found with you and you can read it or not, that is up to you. If the story is true, we witnessed a sexually abused dog. 

During a hunt for more information, I discovered there are other sites where teengers go to explore sexuality. There exists a beastiality nature to it. I didn't go there. Several parent in Google searches reported their children had sexually abused their family pets and sought help for their children and their pets. 

teenagers, beastiality, sex sites

I now have emails directed to veterinarians for information. Nothing back yet. 

Well, this has been an enlightening hunt, full of fake claims, some suspicious, others possible. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 14, 2015 at 1:53pm

Helen Marie said:

"I dream of a world where chickens can cross the road without their motives being questioned."
 

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