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Is a picture worth a thousand words?

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Who Gives a Bleep?

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Donald R Barbera commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post Nipples, Nipples, Nipples
"It just doesn't seem worth the effort. Now, there are some things that definitely don't work well for me. A friend to me too lunch at a topless and bottomless bar, restaurant or whatever. Despite my prurient interests, I have to draw the…"
9 hours ago
Freethinker31 commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post Nipples, Nipples, Nipples
"Very interesting  blog  Donald,    I agree and also feel that Americans  are  such prudes  compared to the Europeans.......If  children  here had  more exposure  to  nudity  there…"
15 hours ago
Michael Penn commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post Nipples, Nipples, Nipples
"Yep, blurring out nipples or breasts only increses desire to see them. I agree fully. Personally I liked the Janet Jackson "breast incident" and I tend to favor nipples as big as silver dollars. Just my choice. I agree with Joan also that…"
23 hours ago
Sentient Biped commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post Nipples, Nipples, Nipples
"Who can explain popular culture, mores, and tastes?  As for myself, I can barely go shirtless as a patient in the doctor's office.  It's not prudery - I'm far from being a prude.  More, personal modesty or…"
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Donald R Barbera commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post Nipples, Nipples, Nipples
"Joan--I just don't see the problem. All the hiding and playing like it doesn't exist makes it "forbidden fruit." While attending Catholic school all I wanted to do was have sex because combined with raging hormones and something…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post Nipples, Nipples, Nipples
"I'm all for that! In Sweden and in Indonesia, men and women were nude at the public beaches and no one fainted and no child was molested as far as I know. nipples are like ears, fingers or toes, just parts of the body of most Homo sapiens and…"
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Nipples, Nipples, Nipples

There, I’ve said it. Outside of a conversation on breast feeding, nipples seem to be off limits for television. Recently, a television show featuring reconstructive surgery featured breast augmentation among other procedures aired on The Learning Channel. Breasts of all shapes, sizes and colors filled the screen, but in every…See More
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Donald R Barbera commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post Skin Politics: Propaganda and Reality
"It is interesting how disaster,severe trauma or adversity can open one's eyes to other people and their pain, especially when we are hurting also. Suddenly, we are rowing the same boat--pain. Coming from a small town I saw all flavors of…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post Skin Politics: Propaganda and Reality
"I was so incredibly lucky, I was born in 1936 at the end of the Great Depression, unemployment was very high, farm kids were leaving the farms and moving to cities looking for work. Modern technology required fewer farm workers than before the…"
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Joan Denoo liked Donald R Barbera's blog post Skin Politics: Propaganda and Reality
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Sentient Biped commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post Skin Politics: Propaganda and Reality
"Don, the town where I grew up in Illnois was so segregated, and we were so isolated and sheltered from races other than my own, I did not come to appreciate the vast racist culture until I left. Military life was not a perfect equalizer, but I…"
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Donald R Barbera commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post Skin Politics: Propaganda and Reality
"Sentient--As usual, you are on the money. Skin color has and hasn't been an issue for me. Growing up light blacks were often picked upon and ostracized by my own people, while to whites of that time I was just another "nigra." I…"
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Sentient Biped commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post Skin Politics: Propaganda and Reality
"Even though I don't think it's my place to offer an opinion about African American cultural biases with respect to skin color..... I do understand why people have self esteem issues, about any trait, especially in cultures were skin color…"
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Donald R Barbera commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post Skin Politics: Propaganda and Reality
"Me too. He said it was a skin softener that did it, much like the millions I lost in the stock market. If that was happening why didn't he stop? Evidently it spread across his hands and arms and other places."
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Freethinker31 commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post Skin Politics: Propaganda and Reality
"Wow  I was unaware  that Sammy Sosa's  skin  color changed  so drastically....I thought he looked  great the way he was....   "
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Nipples, Nipples, Nipples

Posted on July 20, 2014 at 8:00pm 6 Comments

There, I’ve said it. Outside of a conversation on breast feeding, nipples seem to be off limits for television. Recently, a television show featuring reconstructive surgery featured breast augmentation among other procedures aired on The Learning Channel. Breasts of all shapes, sizes and colors filled the screen, but…

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Skin Politics: Propaganda and Reality

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 8:06pm 26 Comments

Do You Know Any of These People?

Skin politics in the African American community is dirty laundry rarely discussed in public…

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To Weave or Not to Weave? That is the question.

Posted on June 28, 2014 at 5:00pm 35 Comments

Controversial topics never made me hide my pen or computer. In fact, the more contentious the subject, the more I am inclined to include it my repertoire of taboo themes. However, there are some areas I only touch only with thick kid gloves. In the black community, any discussion of skin and hair can be a highly…

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How Low Can You Go? (Part II in Places to Visit Series)

Posted on May 21, 2014 at 8:41am 7 Comments

“The sins of the fathers shall be visited upon his sons unto the 7th generation”—Wording may change, depending on which of the hundreds of biblical conversions available.

I was just a kid when I first saw limbo dancers bend back a scoot themselves under a thin pole nearly walking…

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Heaven or Hell (First in Series)

Posted on May 19, 2014 at 8:06am 19 Comments

Do we go directly to heaven or hell when we die?

This question is of no importance to readers in this community, but for Christians it should be an interrogative of great concern.

While it seems a straightforward query it seems that Christian scholars cannot provide a "yes" or "no" answer. Instead,…

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At 11:18am on January 21, 2014, Luara said…

Hi Don,

You said you would be interested in seeing what I come up with in reading about delayed food allergies.  I just posted a blog post on the likely mechanism of my kind of delayed food allergies.  With tons of references!

At 1:00pm on December 4, 2013, Luara said…

Don,

Maybe you would be interested in my review of the Manual for Creating Atheists.

At 1:25pm on December 1, 2013, Luara said…

You might be interested in my review of Carl Hart's book High Price.Laura

At 8:58am on November 28, 2013, Sentient Biped said…
Don have a happy Thanksgiving!
At 11:11pm on January 7, 2013, Sentient Biped said…

Here is my review of King Leopold's Ghost.  If you are interested.  I thought of your book reviews when I wrote this.

At 2:46pm on August 22, 2012, Harlem Humanists said…

Thanks for reaching out to us. It'd be great if you could visit us some time that you're in NYC. 

At 1:36pm on July 26, 2012, Tammy S said…

Thanks for the add Donald, I really enjoy your postings!

At 11:43am on July 26, 2012, Steph S. said…

Thanks for the email Donald -  I always enjoy your writing.

Hope you have a great day!

At 12:41pm on March 22, 2012, Sentient Biped said…

New group, in case you are interested.  I always read your thoughtful posts with great enthusiasm and interest:

Justice For All

Justice For All

Atheists have our own ideas about what is just and what is unjust.  This group will explore the elusive concept of justice.  Topics include racial injustice, death penalty, imprisonment, crime, and other aspects of justice in modern society and in history.  Without gods, what is the basis for justice?  What do humanists and others say about justice?  What do you think about current controversies and cases regarding justice or injustice?

At 4:03pm on February 22, 2012, Steph S. said…

Glad to hear you are doing better. My thoughts are with you.

 
 
 

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