"That was/is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
The UN divided Palestine in 1948, and gave part of it to the Jews BECAUSE they claimed it as their historical homeland....based on the Exodus myth. And there were a lot of homeless Jewish refugees…"
"Bertold, I absolutely NEVER drink coffee...I hates it. I do drink about 3 cups of weakish black (Tetley) tea a day, the rest of the time I drink filtered H2O or cranberry juice. Once or twice a year, I'll have a glass of wine, and…"
"Chris, the water (and foreclosure) situation in the Reno area is actually much worse than it is near Vegas. Add to that the people who are out of work, many of whom have movrd into vacant houses with no poer or water, and you have a disaster…"
""We" were compelled to accept patriarchal religions via conquest that took place over several thousand years.
I highly recommend that everyone, believers and non-believers, should read Merlin Stone's book, WHEN GOD WAS A…"
"I've lived as an atheist for long enough (and tried so hard to believe for 25 years before that) that I have no patience with the idiots who think all they have to do is mention a fictional "savior" and they'll have my full…"
"When they come to my door to "talk about Jesus," they get what they deserve...the ful brunt of my annoyance, and (sometimes) the monodigital salute. Their belief that all they have to do is tell people what we already know is fecking…"
"Speaking of telefakers, as soon as Microsoft stopped "supporting" Windoze XP, I started getting obvious boiler room calls from people with Asian accents. And Bill, ("My" tech who is trying to get it to reboot properly) said…"
"Not only mammals...there are many species of birds that mate for life, too. And sometimes they form homosexual pairs. Swans, eagles, and penguins...to name a few.
The main difference between all the other creatures and humans is that the…"
"If those begging letters come with postage-paid return envelopes, by all means SEND THEM BACK...empty! Or with used grocery lists, or some other junk inside. The organizations don't get billed by the USPS until the envelopes are…"
"Bertold, those damn sympathy cards always make me feel terrible, and usually make me cry because I KNOW there is no life after this one, and I will not be reunited with anyone...human or feline....or all the wonderful BIG dogs I used to…"
To answer your question of wed 'where is everybody' I thinkmmost of us are stranded at home. I'm iced /snowed in so bad l can't get in or out of the drive. Wish I was someplace where the weather would allow me to get out of the house. Hope you are well and mobile.