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

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Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 1. 9 Replies

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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

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Something we should all think about.....

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Jun 19. 2 Replies

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Religious Calling (Mrs. Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller Jun 17. 0 Replies

Very curious - a Betty Bowers video with NO Betty Bowers!  Yahweh IS here, though, and he's gotten all 21st century with his own cell phone!!!  Can't help but notice that he's a bit selective with just WHO he wants to talk to.  Meh ... got to keep…Continue

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Ontario Premier, Kathleen Wynne

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Randall Smith Jun 15. 1 Reply

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Comment by Plinius on August 20, 2012 at 12:37pm

wackaloon, dickweed, the words you teach me are wonderful, and they're not in my well-behaved Dutch-English dictionary! I know it's a horrible story, but it's also necessary to LOL. Real life is often more idiotic than fiction, so laugh at every opportunity. Or I could send a flying camera...

;-D

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 20, 2012 at 11:06am

Chris, I take back my LOL.  Yes, that would be very upsetting having such a loose canon living next to me.  Very scary. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 20, 2012 at 11:04am

Wow Chris, I'd be a nervous wreck also, if I had a wackaloon like that harassing me!  

Comment by Plinius on August 20, 2012 at 10:48am

Thank you Steph, you're very kind, but I can assure you that I never felt strong...

Have a Happy Monday yourself too!

Comment by Steph S. on August 20, 2012 at 10:37am

Wow - how terrible Chris that you would have to put up with something like that. The truth is often stranger than fiction. I can see how the stress level would be intolerable. I don't see how you were able to put up with that as long as you did. You must be a very strong person.

Happy Monday everyone!

Comment by Plinius on August 20, 2012 at 10:24am

The man had a neglected diabetes and was hallucinating because of it: he thought I sent flying cameras into his apartment to spy on him. Terrorised me for three years to "stop it". Was seen in the street with a 20 cm. long knife to defend himself against me. Screamed every night about the witch (who couldn't sleep at all). I've never been so happy as when we could sell that apartment and move. Cost me some years to lose the stress.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 20, 2012 at 9:37am

LOL  Yeah, Chris.  I'd also like to know why a neighbor would think you were a witch. 

Idaho, your telephone device story reminded me of cheezy but fun Ray Milland movie, The Man With The X-Ray Eyes (1962).   At first it's fun to see through people's clothes to their underwear, but his x-ray vision increases and gets more intense to the point where he doesn't enjoy it anymore after seeing disturbing images.   

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 20, 2012 at 9:23am

Why was she convinced you were a witch, Chris?

Comment by Plinius on August 20, 2012 at 8:54am

That selfcentred concentration of her on your concerns is horrible - I can imagine you feeling like a fish in a bowl. Reminds me of my ex-neighbour who was convinced that I was a witch.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 20, 2012 at 8:34am

Yes, booklover, I was careful what I did after that.  I felt like a fish in a fishbowl.  I probably would have been better off not listening in on her. 

I'm reminded of movies that explore what it would be like to be able to read peoples minds ("What Women Want" is one I like because it's so funny), but most of them show more negatives to the ability than positives, and I think that may be true.  At least true if the ability can't be turned off & on.

Back to my busy-body neighbor, I remember her telling one person how I was reading the scriptures in church that day instead of listening to the speaker (as if her watching and reporting what others were doing wasn't just as bad or worse).  Not that I thought reading the scriptures instead of listening to a boring speaker was wrong.

But the things that bothered me the most were things she saw me do that she couldn't quite make-out, so she made-up a story about what I was doing.  Usually a story that put me in a bad light.  Oh well, perhaps I got what I deserved by using my electronic ability to spy on her. :)

 

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