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Violent Conflict and Climate Change

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grinning Cat Mar 31. 1 Reply

Don't have enough wars and rebellions? Do you hunger for more US "action" abroad? Climate Destabilization will meet those needs.Here are two important conclusions from the report that the IPCC…Continue

Tags: US boom in unconventional fossil fuel, Climate Destabilization, violent conflict

Organized Crime involved in Ukraine snatch

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Syria Tipping Point

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Obama is poised to intervene in Syria, morally outraged by the Syrian government's chemical assault on its citizens. What seems at first glance a clear cut moral issue is, from a larger perspective,…Continue

Tags: failure cascade, moral framing, military intervention, Syria, Climate Destabilization

 

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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Correction: My personality is NOT that of a worshiper....."
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I don't worship anything either, and didn't even when I was a believer.  Momonism didn't stress worship as much as other religions.  Besides that, my personality is that of a worshiper, brown-noser, yes-man, or flatterer.…"
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Felaine, thanks for the reference to filksongs.  Looks like some fun songs there.  In the Old Time Religion song, the verse that made me laugh-out-load was: Shall we sing a verse for Venus,     Of the Gods she is the…"
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I had another thought about plane safety.  If you fly very seldom like I do, and ride in a car often, then the chance of an accident in a car is probably thousands of time greater than in a plane."
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Carl, that's an interesting first plane ride video.  I was glad to see they enjoyed it, despite being scared at first. I couldn't help notice one comment I hear a lot about a plane being more scary than a car.  Something to the…"
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booklover commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"This reminds me of COSMOS."
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booklover commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Chris, your cat was lovely. :) Carl, great video.  I knew you'd like that my rights/your rights poster. Have a good middle-of-the-week day everyone."
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Plinius commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Thanks for the video of the Dutch women, Carl, it's very nice!"
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Joan Denoo commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Felaine, your English teach, Miss Esther Weinstock, was a treasure indeed. Some teachers just have a spark that brings young minds to life. You and I were blessed with having such teachers.  I was hard on my students, whether the college…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Carl, excellent question. It goes on the list. "Is god doing a good job?"  Googling this questions, this came up:  Poll: 52 percent approve of God’s job performance I would surely like to know who they…"
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sk8eycat commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"The Science Fiction filksinging community makes up song parodies using almost anything.  Another is based on "that Old-Time religion".... It was good enough for DagonThat conservative old PaganWho sill votes for Ronald Reagan.So…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Felaine, "My god's better 'cause she has eighteen tits" may be a reference to that wonderful myth of Artemis that goes back as far as the 8th century BCE. Her statue at Ephesus dates from the 1st century CE.  "
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"Carl, a delightful film. they obviously enjoyed the adventure.  "
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The Flying Atheist commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Joan, I can't remember if I saw this recently on Atheist/Nexus or elsewhere, but someone posted a topic/blog with the question, "Is god doing a good job?"  I think that is an excellent question to ask the believer.  I'm…"
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sk8eycat commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Joan, one of the favorite SF filksongs is "My God's Better than Your God," to the tune of the old Ken-L-Ration commercial, "My Dog's Better than Your dog." It has so many verses that it can be sung all night (the more…"
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"Joan, do you mean Miss Weinstock's love of Burns and shakespeare, or BHS's love of Miss Weinstock?  She WAS a treasure; she made Shakespeare's characters come to life for us, taught us to write our own thoughts on myriad…"
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Poo Fools (us all)

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Day after day I see Atheist Nexus members argue scripture details, spreading theistic memes here, without realizing their self-betrayal. Memetics still seems, to most, an abstract intellectual debate. We can't grasp religion as an infective agent. We can't see ourselves as merely copying machines for viruses.…

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At 3:11pm on March 9, 2014, Votaw said…
Thanks!
At 2:52am on March 7, 2014, Derek ~William Haughton said…

Hi Ruth

Many thanks for the welcome, I'll take a look at the groups you recommend!

At 9:43am on January 19, 2014, Nsajigwa sisi kwa sisi said…

Hi Ruth A G
Did you said I sound very bright when I was just joining the Atheist nexus some years ago..?
may be u were right in the "brights" sense of D Dennet meaning.
After reading / Finishing Breaking the spell I concur You, yes i am one of the Brights freethinker nonbeliever
There is god but one created by human being..!
Human beings created the gods..!

At 4:07am on January 13, 2014, AgeOfAtheists14 said…

tooshay... 

ok check this!

youtube.com/vice
and search within that chan/ for 'klan'

street level i tell u!
guess after reality hitting like a slap in the face
we're done here?
back to Earth ; )(
peace

At 11:07am on December 18, 2013, Steph S. said…

At 5:28am on December 5, 2013, Loren Miller said…

Hey, Ruth!

Considering your environmental consciousness, I thought today's entry from delancyplace.com was worth your time.  Wasn't sure if you were subscribed to them.  I am, and their daily vignettes I find both interesting and occasionally very important.

At 7:56am on December 1, 2013, Luara said…

Ruth,

I made a comment in a discussion that was for you - I'm copying it here so you will be sure to see it:

About 30% of people with IBS are estimated to have non-celiac gluten sensitivity.  More may have non-gluten food allergies.

I've been looking into the research on non-classical food allergies (not the kind of food allergy everyone knows about that may cause anaphylaxis).  The research on adults almost all relates to people with IBS. 

There isn't a lab test for non-celiac gluten sensitivity, but the best diagnostic procedure would be to do what was done in a study on NCGS.  They say people with NCGS were in two separate groups - people who were sensitive only to gluten grains, and people with multiple food allergies including gluten grains. 

The people with multiple food allergies were likely to have other allergy problems as well, such as allergic rhinitis, eczema and asthma.  So if you have allergy problems and IBS, food allergies are especially likely to be causing the symptoms. 

As was done in the study, one should first get tests for celiac disease, either the blood test panel or a biopsy of the small intestine.  Celiac disease may be misdiagnosed as IBS.
They did double-blind placebo-controlled food challenges, but in practice, a food challenge usually just means eating some of the food, after the hypoallergenic elimination diet described in the study, and seeing what happens.

Also, people with IBS may be helped by a low-FODMAPS diet. FODMAPS include the fructans that you already know cause problems for you.  I'm not sure if non-classical food allergies can cause people to be more sensitive to FODMAPS - it could be that if you quit eating certain foods, you would no longer have a general sensitivity to FODMAPS. 

It's a really good idea to know if you have NCGS, because it's theorized that NCGS may be a precursor to celiac disease - so avoiding gluten could prevent getting celiac disease in the future.  Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease, so if you have a family history of autoimmune problems or you have autoimmune problems yourself, you are more likely to have celiac disease. 

I have a LOT of those non-classical food allergies, but I'm not sensitive to FODMAPS in general.  I have BOTH autoimmune problems (Hashimoto's and probably celiac disease), AND allergy problems (allergic rhinitis and non-classical food allergies).

At 9:11am on November 28, 2013, Sentient Biped said…
Ruth have a happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for all of your contributions onNexus!
At 9:32pm on November 21, 2013, Steph S. said…

Hello Ruth!

Hope you are doing well my wonderful friend.

Always thinking about you.

HUGS

Steph

At 4:21pm on November 4, 2013, Ernst Hansen said…

Hi Ruth!

 

Thank you for your welcome (2011)

and sorry for being late! (I really enjoyed your welcome, but conceited, I didn't want to expose my poor English)

 

Brought up in a Pentecost-family, but living in a country with 85% atheists I ought to, mentally, feel at home rather in a country with 85% believers, so I read Nexus with high recognition.

 

With no problem being an atheist, I can pity the minorities of believers here. After all, our common forefather invented religions, deities, angels etc. So for me it's why?

 

50 years as an atheist (And chemist) my great interest is now evolution and cosmology, topics with build-in evolution. So I'm very grateful living in era with free papers like The Scientist where you can read of all subjects outside your own sphere. If you can sort out the rubbish Internet is a "blessing". ( I like biblical words because they are so human)

 

Best whishes

 

Ernst   

 
 
 

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