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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.

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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 8 hours ago. 82 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 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

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 Joan Denoo on February 17, 2013 at 11:57pm

Steph, cat on keyboard looks as I feel. Cat for pope; he could not do any worse. 

Grinning Cat, cat on a keyboard; am I seeing a trend here? Ah Ha! I was right, there is a trend of cats on keyboards. 

Tony Carroll, "Truth" sign is what we need right now! and a lion with courage. Oh! How we need courageous leaders. 

sk8eycat, welcome back; looking forward to some good conversations. 

Well, dear friends, that's all for today. Nice to end the day with your fun and funny contributions. 

Dust Sculptures in the Rosette Nebula - http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap070606.html

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 17, 2013 at 11:22pm

Thanks for your update sk8eycat. Cute LOLcats everyone. I'm bushed tonight so just a quick "Good night, All."

Comment by Steph S. on February 17, 2013 at 10:24pm

Comment by Steph S. on February 17, 2013 at 10:23pm

Tony I agree -cool posters.

Grinning Cat - love the lolcat.

Nice to have you back Felaine - I missed you. Yes, there has been lots of news on lately about shootings.

Comment by sk8eycat on February 17, 2013 at 10:02pm

O HAI!  I'm back from spending almost a week with Debonair Duncan (and I forgot to take my camera again!)  Looks like I have a lot to catch up on.

How is every buddy?  I'm a little tired (and blind); I spent way too much time glued to MSNBC.  It all started Tuesday afternoon when the rogue ex-cop and his arsenal staged a shoot-out with various law enforcement orgs in Southern California...he killed 4 people before he shot his own self inside a burning rustic cabin.  This isn't very nice, I hate to say this, but I'm glad he's dead.  Saved the survivors a lot of pain, and the taxpayers a LOT of money. 

Then there was the rousing SOTU speech that had me cheering, and what's-his-name's awkward drink of water, and the same old same old "just say filibuster" from the GOPhers.  Only they're saying it's not a filibuster (so what is it, then?)

About Rat-Boy in Rome...another "I hate to say this," but from some photos I've seen recently, it looks like the dirty old man is a major cat fan...unless the pics were all PhotoShopped. 

That does NOT excuse his involvement in covering up the centuries-old "custom" of child abuse within the Crutch, but IMO even teaching small children that some supernatural being killed his own son out of "love" is also child abuse. (I wasn't heavily indoctrinated as a child, but I wonder how many children who are fear that their own parents might sacrifice them to that same invisible being.)

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Melinda, are you driving to Key West?  (I hope you're not taking a Carnival cruise! Those floating giant apartment buildings scare me!) Keep an eye, and a camera, on the lookout for Key Deer.  They are amazing, dainty little things; worth the entire trip.

Have a wonderful time!

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I have a little more to say, but not tonight.  I have to get reacquainted with Pumpkin and Hairy Jerry; I came home smelling like a strange (to them) cat, and they've been ignoring me.  As usual.

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 17, 2013 at 8:49pm

Tony, so true!

Steph, a feline cat-lick pope would do a much better job at "live and let live"! (S/he'd also recognize that every cat is the center of the universe!)

And thanks about the lolcat! Here's another apropos one....

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 17, 2013 at 7:10pm

Or, as The Cowardly Lion put it, "Ain't it the truth, ain't it the truth!".

 

Comment by Steph S. on February 17, 2013 at 6:26pm

A cat could do a better job - yes.

Comment by Steph S. on February 17, 2013 at 6:25pm

Sounds like a lovely trip booklover - take some beautiful pictures.

That's so cute Grinning Cat - it answers the lolcat I posted. so cute.

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 17, 2013 at 7:27am

'When will I be old enough to LOL?' (wen will ai b old enuf to LOL?) 'Don't worry, you'll get there.'

 

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