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The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud yesterday. 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 Joan Denoo on August 23, 2012 at 12:52pm

Idaho Spud, No, I don't have a cat myself, but I have a wildlife refuge in my back yard and every cat in the neighborhood knows about it and comes calling every day. They had regular patterns, some come once a day, others more frequently. I have set up bird feeders and water with cages around them so the birds can escape the pouncing cat, thus, I have the best of both worlds. And I don't have to take care of anything, other than fill bird food and water daily. If I don't, the birds have a lovely pond just a block away from my home. Ducks and geese nest to the east of my house and fly over every morning on the way to their pond. A lovely sight to see them in formation going about their daily routine. 

Comment by Steph S. on August 23, 2012 at 11:38am

Thanks sk8eycat - that was interesting.

Hope all of you are having a good day.

Comment by sk8eycat on August 23, 2012 at 11:34am
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As I was lying in bed pondering the problems of the world, it suddenly occurred to me that I don 't really care.
Think about this:
1. If walking/cycling is good for your health, the postman would be immortal.
2. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water, and is fat.
3. A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years.
4. A tortoise doesn 't run and does nothing, yet it lives for 450 years.
And you 're telling me to exercise? I don 't think so. I 'm retired. Go around me.
Comment by Steph S. on August 23, 2012 at 8:41am

What a beautiful hummingbird picture you posted Tony.

I saw a hummingbird just the other day in the yard by one of the apple trees.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 23, 2012 at 6:30am

Joan Denoo, I'm seriously considering bringing a cat home to live with me and wonder if you have any thoughts on the subject.  I get the idea you don't have one.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 23, 2012 at 5:49am

Subwoofers made me smile :)

Comment by Tony Carroll on August 23, 2012 at 5:43am

Good Morning! Getting ready to go to work, will see all tonight. Have a good one.

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 23, 2012 at 2:23am

Paula, I'm sorry to hear of your father's passing. His memories and influence, and that bond of love, will continue to be a part of your lives.

Comment by Ian Mason on August 23, 2012 at 1:54am

Noli me tangere

Comment by Plinius on August 23, 2012 at 1:36am

Patricia, such a break in your family is so painful, I'm happy that you found what you need somewhere else!

Thanks for sharing Paula! My condolences, and best wishes for your speech.

 

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