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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by booklover Apr 14. 75 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Poem - "Oh, Wait..."

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Luara Apr 11. 7 Replies

Before you ask, no, I didn't write this.  I discovered it in a comment on a Discovermagazine.com piece which…Continue

Tags: poem

Curious: Has anyone read the novel "Christian Nation"?

Started by Brent Feeney. Last reply by Plinius Apr 10. 11 Replies

So I've been thinking about this some lately, and I wanted to see what your thoughts were:I read a novel last fall that was making the rounds of Atheist blogs and what not called "Christian Nation", which is part alternative history and part…Continue

Stop the Religious Right. Four Steps You Can Take, Sean Faircloth.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9. 2 Replies

Thanks to Grinning Cat via Loren Miller led me to this additional video by Sean Faircloth. He provides positive and powerful examples of thinking and acting. Continue

Science, Atheism & the Joyful Life -- by Sean Faircloth, Richard Dawkins Foundation

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9. 6 Replies

Some speeches by atheists are factual and practical, dealing with the nuts and bolts of reality.  Some are diatribes against the superstitions we seek to overcome, pointing out the man behind the curtain and the fallacies and snake oil he tries to…Continue

Tags: life, joy, Richard Dawkins Foundation, Sean Faircloth

Bedtime Bible Stories (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 8. 0 Replies

Uh, oh!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, is at it again, THIS time with bedtime stories!  Somehow with her retelling of some of the classics, I'm dubious that her versions would go over with the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Anderson,…Continue

Tags: stories, bedtime, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Steph S. on March 20, 2013 at 9:50am

Comment by booklover on March 20, 2013 at 8:04am

I know Joan, outrageous right?!  I had to pay around $400 in total I think.  I am lucky we are good with money and had it.  Otherwise my Mom would insist on paying for it!  Our ins. co. pays for so much because my son is a type 1 diabetic, I have health problems, and my daughter and I are both on meds for anxiety.  They don't pay for preventive care.  My husband is in a Union, and the ins. we have is negotiated and in their contract, so I don't really have a choice.  It does suck!  They never paidfor any well-baby checks when my kids were babies either.  It's only now "good" ins. because they pay for stuff that is wrong with us.  I am worried about the upcoming contract.  I will say, our ins. for hospitilization, which is a different company, is wonderful.  I have had 2 kids, 3 operations, and my son was in when he was first diagnosed, and we didn't pay a dime for any of it.

Tony, love the cartoon!

Happy First Day of Spring everyone, even though it's freezing here in Northern Illinois, and there is snow everywhere! lol.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 20, 2013 at 2:07am
Tony, it is so funny. I don't see any dinosaurs. or alpacas. or snow leopards. or orangutans.
Comment by Patricia on March 20, 2013 at 12:27am

That's funny Tony!

Comment by Tony Carroll on March 19, 2013 at 11:36pm

Okay, I find this hilarious! LOL :)!!!

Comment by Steph S. on March 19, 2013 at 10:04pm

Comment by Steph S. on March 19, 2013 at 10:04pm

Love that lolcat booklover! Canada is wonderful!

You all are lucky Patricia.

Joseph - would love to see those cat pictures.

Comment by Steph S. on March 19, 2013 at 10:02pm

Comment by Patricia on March 19, 2013 at 9:07pm

All that stuff is covered in Canada!!!!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 19, 2013 at 8:50pm
Melinda! Your insurance doesn't pay for yearly mammograms? That is outrageous! How many women don't have that test simply because they don't have the money. Prevention is key! In my mother and grandmothers' day they didn't know they had cancer until it had grown to a point where successfully treating it was problematic! Do you know others on the same plan? I wonder if they would be willing and able to work together to get that changed.
I wonder if that is true for testicular cancer?
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