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The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud on Sunday. 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

Seeing Things (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 25. 2 Replies

TheraminTrees doesn't release videos very often these days,  but when he does, they are positive GEMS.  Most recent of his works is the following, wherein he dismantles some of the common rebuttals atheist get from believers when we assert our…Continue

Tags: seeing things, YouTube, TheraminTrees

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

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 15. 4 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

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 28, 2013 at 10:51am

A standing ovation is a good endorsement. Guess I'm willing to try it.

Comment by sk8eycat on May 28, 2013 at 12:17am

Ruth, "a whole movie of interviews" got standing ovations when it was shown in Toronto in April.  It is getting NO publicity in the USof Ghod, and the producers are having problems finding anyone who wants to distribute it. NOT because it's boring, but because of the subject matter.

Remember "My Dinner With Andre"? Two men talking.  It wasn't a box office smash, but it wasn't quite invisible, either.  Not for everybody, but It did get one award (Boston Film Critics).

I'm a fan of independent filmmakers who don't follow the crowd.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 27, 2013 at 11:51pm

Aww! Thanks for the pic of Aunt Phyllis napping with her kitty, sk8eycat.

Interesting place for a half marathon, Ian. You do get around.

Have a good week everyone.

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 27, 2013 at 11:09pm

Steph, who wouldn't be happy with that kind of cat around! :)  And thanks for the Cheshire Cat manicure, Ruth!

As for Tardar Sauce (the Grumpy Cat cat) being sweet and friendly in real life, here's what Grumpy Cat might say about that:

Comment by sk8eycat on May 27, 2013 at 10:11pm

My dear, darling Aunt Phyllis, and her new buddy.

You're Never Too Old for a NAP!

Comment by Ian Mason on May 27, 2013 at 4:04pm

Tunnel and bridge, Denmark - Sweden. I ran a ½ marathon through/over this when it opened in 2000.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 27, 2013 at 12:46pm

Oh yes, I forgot chamomile tea, Ruth. Thanks for the reminder! And thank you for the list of "RICH SOURCES OF APIGENIN". 

I'm pooped; an 11:00 AM nap seems about right to me!

Have a very special day, each one of you. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 27, 2013 at 12:00pm

Happy Memorial Day to all of you in the US.

Have you started drinking chamomile tea yet, Joan? I like creative bridges and tunnels too.

Loren, I appreciate that grumpycat can get on people’s nerves.

Sk8eycat, Tardar Sauce’s brother looks even grumpier to me, with that one tooth showing. I don’t like the narrow columns, either. You might want so send a comment to Brother Richard about it. While I  see the issue of casting off antiquated religious and politically motivated approaches toward important current issues, a whole movie of interviews isn’t something for which I’d pay.

Thanks for the I kissed a cat pic, Steph. That beagle looks so happy.

Wow, Ian. Celery tastes like dirty water to you. Too bad. Fortunately there are other foods with apigenin.

RICH SOURCES OF APIGENIN

Although it is found in many fruits, vegetables and herbs, the amount of it varies. The richest natural sources are:

  • Parsley
  • Celery
  • Other spices such as rosemary, oregano, thyme, basil and coriander
  • Chamomile
  • Cloves
  • Lemon Balm
  • Artichokes and Spinach
  • Peppermint
  • Red wine
  • Licorice


This is for you, Grinning Cat

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 27, 2013 at 10:49am

Chris, your vacation sounds very special. I hope you have some little stories to share with us. I miss you when you are not her, welcome home!

There are several photos of the Netherlands that caught our attention and perhaps you are familiar with the sights. The design and engineering appeal to me. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 27, 2013 at 10:45am

Ian, good for you, you listen to your own body. Glad to know you have given celery a chance and know the answer, based on your body's messages. 

 

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