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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

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jul 3. 58 Replies

This one seems a bit creepy, like the middle one shouldn't be able to change rotation like that. from Cheezburger.comContinue

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

Tags: abuse, animal, puppy mills, Henry, The Thinking Atheist

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

Tags: petition, anti-blasphemy laws, UN, United Nations

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Comment by Idaho Spud on December 12, 2012 at 11:13am

Steph, the ear boop is cute.  Saving it.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 12, 2012 at 11:11am

I was going to make a comment at 12 noon and 12 minutes and 12 seconds, but I'll probably be at the library at that time.  Just thought it would be fun to write 12/12/12 12:12:12

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 12, 2012 at 10:53am

Ian, glad to know I can ignore that rule (I was going to anyway:)  

Grinning cat, thanks for the interesting article.  I often get technical and nit-picky, but I don't think I'm a pedant (new word for me), as I'm not trying to put anyone down.  I just appreciate accuracy and precision.  However, I'm far from perfect, so I try not to nit-pick too often and be called a hypocrite :)

That reminds me of a post I responded to on the Peanuts Comic Strip 2 days ago.  One guy said he had "winter for a month now", and was corrected by another that said "You’ve had extremely cold weather for a month. You haven’t had ANY Winter yet."  It irritated me, so I responded with "Some people may have a need for an official (arbitrary) start of winter, but not me. Winter starts when I say it does. Don’t give a harry rat’s patootie when the arbitrary one starts."

That started me thinking.  Is there a practical reason for a set time to start winter?

Comment by Steph S. on December 12, 2012 at 10:30am

Oh noes! It's 12-12-12 the end of the world! And we are still here.

Ha!
They were wrong. No end of the world.

Cool booklover! Love the LOLcat.

Hope everyone is doing well.

Comment by booklover on December 12, 2012 at 9:39am

I forgot to say Happy 12-12-12!  This will be the last same number 3-digit date any of us will ever see.  The next one will be (30)01-01-01, right?  Or am I REALLY bad at math?! lol.  If there are any people left on the Earth by then! Only half-joking!!!!

Comment by booklover on December 12, 2012 at 8:01am

Funny LOL Cats Steph!  GREAT video Felaine!  So beautiful!  Glad things are getting taken care of Ian.  It should be some relief when all is settled.

Have a good over-the-hump Wednesday.~ Melinda

Comment by Ian Mason on December 12, 2012 at 6:41am

I don't know, Felaine. No-one has ever proposed to me.

Off to England again on Friday. The good news is that the hospital will be transfering my Mum to a care facility for longer-term asessment, giving us (family) time to organise what has to be done in the future: sale of her upstairs flat, power of attorney to my brother etc.

Comment by Plinius on December 12, 2012 at 2:39am

Wonderful! One animal decides to watch the tourists and everything stops! Good for her!

Comment by sk8eycat on December 12, 2012 at 1:22am

I'm off to bed now, but this is what I will see first thing in the morning:

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 12, 2012 at 1:16am
Ian, thank goodness. I don't think I could keep up the "no preposition rule for the rest my life. I will dump it unless someone will have a porcupine over it.
 

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