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Did a lot of moving growing up (not an army brat, an executive brat). I spent 10 years in Europe 1959/68. I still speak fluent French. It also gave me a chance to grow up without much church influence. Mom was devout, but not enough to go to a French church. Thankfully, by the time we got to Switzerland, where they had an American church, I was too scepital to be sucked in. Dad was kind of agnostic anyway, so if he skipped church, my sister and I usually didn’t have to go either.

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[yahoo.com] The lawyer for the whistleblower says they are willing to answer written questions ...
Barnie2years comments on Nov 3, 2019:
The whistleblower is smart to keep his identity hidden. The Trump acolytes would be gunning for him or her and putting up with 24 hour a day character assassination from the Republican mad dogs.
[alternet.org] Republican House members are planning an all out attack on the whistleblower and ...
Barnie2years comments on Nov 3, 2019:
Acting like the bozos they are. They can’t defend the actions of their god, so they go after those shining a light on his illegal activities. Typical activities of those most guilty, Trump’s little henchmen.
Back due to popular demand, but please stick to subject of dating photos. Thank you 😉 One for ...
Barnie2years comments on Nov 2, 2019:
I am really terrible at selfies. Bad lighting, reflections off my glasses and never sure how to hold the phone for a good angle. Even as a kid I hated having my picture taken. In everyday life I am smiling and laughing far more than serious face.
If you were a non believer in religion or god as a child did your school force you to say the Lords ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 29, 2019:
I grew up overseas in a non military household, The international schools I attended most of those years had no such thing. I did attend my cousin’s school a few times when we were back visiting and always thought the pledge and prayer before starting school were very weird.
When I was in high school, a classmate and I got into a religious discussion. I asked him, "you ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 28, 2019:
None of the stories made any sense to me on a logical basis.
So, this dog was not blown up when al-Baghdadi blew himself up by "suicide vest"? This picture ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 28, 2019:
If there is one thing Trump loves to do, it’s tell stories. Generally with little facts, huge exaggeration and somehow making himself the hero. Given photos of the compound I’m not sure how the dog would have survived if it was in the tunnel, nor who else was in there and heard AbÅ« Bakr al-Baghdadi “crying and whimpering like a dog”. Sounds more like something Commander Bone Spurs might do if he was cornered. Anyone remember when he thought someone was coming for him on the campaign trail?
I've conquered the final hurdle in my fear of being single after 22 years of marriage. Today I ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 27, 2019:
Every voyage starts somewhere! 😁 I will assume that it involved more than changing the bag? 😃 I actually had to do that for an ex, along with cleaning out the feed which had clogged because of the full bag. 😄
[yahoo.com] House Intelligence Chair, Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are left out ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 27, 2019:
We are living in the endtime of democracy as it was defined in the Constitution.
Truth be told right here, it's unfolding before our eyes every day.
Barnie2years comments on Oct 27, 2019:
We are well on our way! :-(
Well, my cats are finally here with me in Hagerstown, but my space here is quite the mess, so much ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 25, 2019:
Keep you busy and out of trouble! 😁
I see posts here saying "are Atheists this?" We do not all think the same. An atheist is a person ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 25, 2019:
The tendency to lump people together because of single factors in their life is a human failure more than anything else. It is what permits horrendous actions against "the others" in the name of "us". Be it religion belief or lack thereof, race, sexual preference, or any other factor. In the end we are all individuals prone to our own foibles brought on by genetics, the environment we grew up in, the choices in life we made. I have seen Amish in porn shops and hanging around men's rooms, I knew an Amish woman who was molested by her father. Obviously being Catholic is no more a sign of a child mollester than being Luthern. But as humans we always want to lump people into whatever tribe that we fear or love the most, to our own detriment.
Speaking of dying I just read a post about it. I wonder if hospices are in the business of gently ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 25, 2019:
I have nothing but good things to say about Hospice. They are there to allow people to die with peace and dignity, not prolong suffering and pain. Chances are your husband would not have lived a day more had you kept him at home. And given what you say, he may have taken you with him by burning down the house. It sounds like you were supportive to the end, be at peace with yourself and your decisions.
[news.yahoo.com] 12 Rethuglicans who stormed closed door hearings at the House were already ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 24, 2019:
Trump and his Republican stooges are just doing whatever they can to get TV time. Remember, this is just Trump’s new reality show. Except the fate of the country hangs in the balance and he will never win an Emmy for this either.
Tennessee official unleashes homophobic rant: "We've got a queer running for president"
Barnie2years comments on Oct 24, 2019:
Best thing that could happen is Mayor Pete gets elected president and all their heads explode! 😆
Its a free feature here!
Barnie2years comments on Oct 23, 2019:
Love PBS! Opinions are not just innocent escapes of gas or words! They far too often have consequences. Trump’s opinions often stir racial hatred, just as Hiller’s opinions resulted in millions of people being rounded up and gassed. European opinions that people with darker skin were less than human resulted in slavery, extermination of natives in both North and South America and most of Asia being subjugated to white European rule. So anyone who says everyone is entitled to their opinion and free to express is a Liberal looking to lose their rights to their own opinions. The Far Right is not so open to that whole idea.
HOLY TRIGGERED, BATMAN! I cannot believe how outraged some atheists get when they see someone ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 23, 2019:
You can’t let it bother you! In this day and age of descent into tribalism, any feeling you express, any facts you present, opinions you hold, will set somebody or some group off. It doesn’t matter what they call themselves (Christian, Atheist, Satanist, Buddhist), they will jump on one word, one phrase, and find something to be offended about. And thanks to the Internet, they have lots of targets and unrestricted forums to verbally attack anyone they don’t agree with. I often leave stupid posts up, here and on Facebook, because I know that the majority of readers probably agree with me. And even if they don’t, the attack tends to be so off the wall it reflects more on the issues of the writer than it does on my feelings. And my thoughts are certainly well founded enough that some pissant with a grudge is not going to ruin my day. Even if I do take the time to respond, I know there is little chance of changing their mind, so I don’t waste a lot of time other than perhaps to clarify my thoughts for other readers. Life is too short to worry about trolls and blockheads.
Abortion and same-sex marriage are now legal in Northern Ireland
Barnie2years comments on Oct 21, 2019:
They go forward out of theocracy as we in the US descend back into it. In Ireland it was the Catholic Church with control of the country. Here it is the Evangelicals with the help of the Republicans trying to put the hammer on personal liberty one at a time. They lost gay marriage, they are determined to bring back back alley abortions, discrimination by religious belief. We will soon be the most backward country of the wealthiest in the world.
[msn.com] Trump allies craft a list of potential Mulhavey replacements for Chief of Staff. A ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 20, 2019:
If Christie takes this job after the way he was treated during the election campaign (as detailed in his book) his balls have obviously shrunk to the size of a pea. Along with his brain and dignity.
True statesmanship from the past.
Barnie2years comments on Oct 19, 2019:
If all presidents were “stable geniuses.” 🤣
About it, I'd say
Barnie2years comments on Oct 17, 2019:
If Turkey ca find some connection to Biden and his son Trump will supply them with weapons and maps of Kurd outposts a military installations. 😡
"Donald Trump on Thursday evening claimed that energy efficient light bulbs make him look orange." ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 16, 2019:
Funniest thing I’ve read today! 🤣
Fake news fail! ABC claims footage from Kentucky gun range shows Turkish attack on Kurdish civilians...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 16, 2019:
Sad! Just handing Trump real ammunition. Guess it beats putting reporters at risk in a real war zone, but then just don’t put video with the reporting.
Mexican Senate Set to Pass Bill to Legalize Marijuana in Next Few Days
Barnie2years comments on Oct 15, 2019:
Shows just how behind the rest of the world we are.
Take the U. S. Secular Survey and be counted! Please take 5-10 minutes to participate in this ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 15, 2019:
Did it earlier, got an email.
Why do some men automatically think women should be flattered by cat calling, aggressive advances, ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 14, 2019:
Call me crazy, but I would guess that at some point in their life it either worked, or if they are with a group it is just showoff thing to prove they are the most "manly.' Watch the older TV shows and a lot of the movies and you find the brazen guy, the 'bad boy" often get's the girl in the end, so there is that. I have known lots of guys who I thought were kind of crass and blowhard, they seem to get dates. I tend not to and I like to think I have always been respectul, so it's confusing to males as well.
How often has coincidence made you feel like God could really have a plan after all? I learned to...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 14, 2019:
I speak fluently French, learned 60 years ago, when my father’s company transferred I’m over to France to open a factory. After three years in a French public school I spent most of my time in International schools and with English speaking friends. Came back to the States at 17 and have had little use for my French since. And yet I can hold an adult conversation with French people I meet, can watch and mostly understand French language movies and have several French friends I stay in touch with online through written French, with only very occasional use of Google Translate. Has nothing to do with god, everything to do with you being attuned to recognizing a French accent or showing interest in someone foreign. If you spoke Polish or Slovak or any other language, chances are you would run into some of them and start a conversation just for fun. Look up the Chaos Theory if you really want an explanation of coincidences without the need of a divine guide.
[yahoo.com] Sick and violent parody video is played at Trump's resort. In it he turns into a mass...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 14, 2019:
Trump and his minions are sick people! 🤬
Happy people.
Barnie2years comments on Oct 14, 2019:
I don’t think I need therapy. I need sex! Took me 20 minutes of staring to see anything but ❤️ 😁
White House sends talking points on ex-Ukraine ambassador meant for allies to House Democrats
Barnie2years comments on Oct 12, 2019:
I'm thinking more like sabotage from within. Trump's omerta is falling apart, bit by bit.
[aol.com] Federal judges rule vs Trump in 3 cases on executive powers: 1. His tax records for 8 ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 12, 2019:
Not probable: certain!
10, 9, 8, 7, 6....
Barnie2years comments on Oct 11, 2019:
Pretty much sums it up! 🤣
Dating sites. Here’s a follow-up post on my recent experience with Facebook dating. If you ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 10, 2019:
Gave up after trying a half dozen and being totally unimpressed. Almost getting taken in by a scam artist on one was the nail in the coffin. Could have cost me a lot of money.
There are so many posts about people having to hide non belief or listen to others continue to ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 9, 2019:
Pretty much how my lack of belief works. Many of my friends are religious. As long as they don’t follow my Facebook posts, we don’t spend our time together discussing religion (or politics, sex or finances for that matter), but whatever interests we share. Some haven’t even unfriended me on FB, they just don’t read the posts they don’t like and focus on the baby animals and funny stuff. Just as I pass up their god posts.
It's sad that some ppl bully others, even on this site who you have to block. I deleted a post about...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 9, 2019:
Sadly, social media has given assholes the power to spread their manure and poison the water of civil discourse on all platforms. I have seen some of the most innocuous posting draw strange and inappropriate responses from people with nothing whatsoever of interest to say. Negativity has overtaken those who can offer nothing of value to the conversations. I enjoyed your post and feel certain that your kind and compassionate conversation with people on that help line has made many feel better and surely saved lives. All I ca say is ignore the ignorant, they thrive on baiting and negativity, don’t let them get you down.
[alternet.org] Lindsey Graham demands GOP Senators sign letter in support of Trump because ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 9, 2019:
Trump has something really bad he is hanging over Lindsey and Mitch’s heads to get them to do his bidding. Hope that comes out in the wash too!
Bernie Sanders' daughter-in-law, Rainè Riggs, dies at 46 - UPI.com
Barnie2years comments on Oct 9, 2019:
Not having a good month! 🙁 Life does that to you sometimes.
Americans Think ICE Is the Worst Federal Agency, Poll Shows
Barnie2years comments on Oct 8, 2019:
Trump considers these guys his version of the SS troops in Nazi Germany. I look for him to use them in ways they were never legally set up to operate as these impeachment investigations proceed.
[alternet.org] Mitt Romney wants to decide Trump's fate in a Senate trial and he's freaking ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 8, 2019:
Ha, ha! Revenge is sweet! 😄
I thought this was funny af.
Barnie2years comments on Oct 7, 2019:
Love this! And if it hangs around too long, the smell ruins the whole house!
[alternet.org] The Trump campaign is rigging the GOP Primary to undermine his Republican ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 7, 2019:
Because Trump and the Trumptards have no respect for the Constitution, the rule of law nor the Republican Party except as it benefits them.
[alternet.org] Trump is scared to death. Legal experts weigh in on Federal Judge dismissing ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 7, 2019:
Except it didn’t work. It was delayed on appeal.
Saudi Arabia to allow unmarried foreign couples in hotel rooms | World news | The Guardian
Barnie2years comments on Oct 7, 2019:
I wouldn’t want to be the first couple to try it out! 😬
George Conway: Trump Is Unfit for Office - The Atlantic
Barnie2years comments on Oct 7, 2019:
That is long! Conway is obviously a lawyer. Everything he states was clear to see long ago, but the Republicans chose to ignore it. If the Electoral College was designed for any purpose, it was to protect the country from popularly electing a con man by overriding the popular vote. It failed in its duty. The 25th Amendment will fail because of fear of retaliation. Impeachment will fail in the long run, not just because the Republicans in the Senate will not vote on it, but because by the time the House goes through the process the 2020 election cycle will be in full progress and unless Trump goes completely off the rails, people won’t care as they put all effort into electing a better president. What a messed up time we live in, but such is the cycle of life.
[yahoo.com] McConnell fundraises off impeachment. He says impeachment stops with me in the ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 6, 2019:
Everyone already knew that anyway! This is not news, just stating the obvious. Everything legal and moral stops at Moscow Mitch's door.
NBC Breaking News 9:00 AM: A firm of attorneys confirms that his team represents multiple ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 6, 2019:
I’m leery! When you corner a con artist like the Don, he will try every trick in the book to weasel out of it. I seriously worry that in order to throw the impeachment off track, the Trump team will plant false allegations out there to overburden the investigation, then at some point show them to be totally made up. Maybe I give Don the Con more credit than he is due, but I wouldn’t trust the blowhard with a $10 loan.
[yahoo.com] Michelle Kolts, Florida woman arrested for building pipe bombs and possessing books ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 4, 2019:
I like to think if I found enough explosives in my kid’s room to blow up the neighborhood, I’d call the cops too!!
Sometimes I'm confused on what to call myself. I'm an Atheist in the sense that I 100% believe ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 4, 2019:
After reading the answers on here, I am not sure you have any better answer than you had before. So, I will throw my two cents in. I often consider myself a “realist” as much as an Atheist. Which means that I don’t spend a lot of time worrying about what I can’t prove, can’t see and doesn’t have any bearing on my life. Whether a “god” exists or not, I have seen no indication of it, it has no effect on my life, I have no fear of death because it is inevitable regardless of what you believe. Nobody has yet taken a picture of billions of humans who have died running around in heaven or hell. No pictures of winged people flying around protecting people. In wartime, most people on both sides pray, they die randomly anyway, not based on how many times they attended church or temple or mosque. If you are going to question that which is not seen and unprovable, what is your take on extraterrestrials? There are far more sightings, testimonials, and archeological evidence they exist or existed than what is available for proving a god. Or ghosts? Many people can testify they have experienced them. Where do you draw the line of what to believe and what not? By the numbers of people who favor that belief. The Abrahamic religions, taken as a group, certainly have the numbers. But some of that is due to the fact that they were great at killing off the competition! 😄
Every year, I post a birthday begging video on Youtube. This year, in an effort to widen the field ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 4, 2019:
👍🧚‍♀️ Here’s a little fairy for your birthday! She can’t work her magic until it actually is your birthday. Which means she will be in a holding pattern for the next month! You have so many gifts already; good looks, a good mind, a loving family, good health and a great sense of humor. It will take the fairy (let’s call her Betty!) at least a month to get that world peace thing going. And perhaps she can provide the House some help with their impeachment work as a great gift as well!
[alternet.org] Trrump gets stumped after a reporter asks if he cares about corruption that is ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 4, 2019:
Given that he is running the most corrupt government in modern history, this is laughable. But then many people thought Hitler was just a funny guy in his early years.
I suppose that after 14 years of being off and on dating sites and receiving many inappropriate ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 4, 2019:
You have to realize there is a theory out there espoused by certain men that directness is the best way to achieve a goal. In the world of sales it is taught that the law of averages says that the more “no’s” you get, the closer you are to a “yes”. In sales classes I attended this idea was carried over to the pickup world. That manifests itself in the idea that if you go up to enough women and ask them if they would like to give you a blow job, though you may get your face smacked or yelled at 95% of the time, at some point you will meet up with one of the 5% who will say yes. That, according to the theory makes it worth the effort. Seems your fellow falls into that mindset, and with online dating, the fear of physical violence makes it much less painful to test the theory. And easier, since you can broadcast your slime over a much wider audience. Sadly, for the same reason telemarking and phone scams work, this approach at some point probably does too. I know some pretty creepy dudes that have a lot more success in the dating pool than me, that’s for sure.
[alternet.org] Fox News fans lash out after legal analyst, Judge Neopolitano, agrees Trump ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 3, 2019:
Damn those Trumpettes hate the truth, no matter where it comes from! 😄
[yahoo.com] Kevin McCarthy has the cajones to request Nancy Pelosi suspend impeachment hearings ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 3, 2019:
Wait, wait! We have to give the president time to destroy all the relevant documents! Does anyone remember Reagan and Oliver North’s mad dash to shred all documents relevant to illegally supplying arms to Nicaraguayen rebels? Nixon I am sure would have liked more time to burn the tapes or at least add more blank spaces.
[yahoo.com] CNN refuses to air Trump ad attacking Joe Biden with falsehoods, attaching several ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 3, 2019:
I would be happy if all political ads which do anything beyond profiling the candidate, their positions, experience and priorities were banned. Negative ads should not be allowed at all on any platform.
[alternet.org] Pelosi slams GOP Minority Leader in epic exchange over impeachment. She crushed ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 3, 2019:
Honestly, I don’t think he had any to crush! Few of the Republicans have the balls to face off with Trump and his radical base.
[yahoo.com] Trump berates AP reporter, Jeff Mason, and refuses to answer his question. He attacks...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 2, 2019:
Steroids? More like off his meds!
So I don't have any problem believing that there is no Santa Clause . . .
Barnie2years comments on Oct 2, 2019:
Much of religion is based on fear. They use love to try and cover it over, but the driving force is fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of death, fear of being alone. The human need of tribalism, fear of “the other.” All are used to indoctrinate children into the fold of whatever the religious beliefs of their parents happen to be. As we grow older, we develop our own sense of need. Some leave their faith for stronger ones, cults if you will, out of fear that the one they were in had it wrong. Some go the other way and find more liberal believers to follow. And some like you just question what it is you believe but can’t accept the idea of nothing out of fear of being wrong. I had a friend who said he believed because he could not accept the idea that life on earth is finite, humans being the wonderful species we are. That there had to be more! Even my Dad, who I’m sure was an Agnostic even though he never stated it directly, as he neared the end, was hedging his bets and showing a religious side. You know, just in case. That is how deeply ingrained the idea was in his childhood. Speaking for myself, I am an Atheist. I went through many years when things in my life seemed too odd to be just random events or coincidence. So I espoused “fate” as propelling people’s lives to their “destinies.” The problem with that is fate and destiny require a master to orchestrate, which of course leads you back to a god. Then in watching the movie Butterfly Effect there was a short extra feature on the Chaos Theory as it relates to life. (The movie itself was not that great. I am not an Aston Krutcher fan. The earlier French version I though was better by far, called Happenstance I believe.) This theory explained to me exactly why things happen, sort of. They are not random, and not controlled by some invisible puppet master as in fate, and certainly not subject to change by human prayer, which I consider to be the equivalent and as useful as wishing. No, the things that happen in your life are created by not only decisions and actions that you yourself make, but by those made by millions of others all the time! This is a very simplified version of the theory and would probably take a book to explain exactly the thoughts behind it. But it was the time I pretty much became a certified Atheist. And I will remain one until the day someone will show me with photos, a map and introduction exactly where heaven is, who god is and where all the billions of people who have died over the eons of human existence are stored. 😄 Sorry, I ran on, don’t get to talk about this much.
I am finally moving out of Shawn's house ! Awhile back, he was drunk, of course and he gave me 30 ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 2, 2019:
Now that you are out of Shawn’s grasp, stay out. Expect him to try and lure you back at some point. Don’t! Be cautious if you still have things to move. Drugs, alcohol and religion create some very dangerous people.
This video is on a whole new level of funny! 😂😂 this woman says a demon slept with her ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 2, 2019:
I find this stuff so sad. Shows to a degree how little we as a species have evolved from our cave dwelling ancestors.
For the 2nd Time This Year, NYPD Gunfire Kills 1 of Its Own
Barnie2years comments on Sep 30, 2019:
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. When police departments went from 6 round revolvers to 17 round semi automatics, they were setting up for death. Instead of firing two or three rounds at a suspect, now they can fire ten or fifteen without taking a breath. And with semiautomatic weapons, once you start pulling the trigger it’s easy to keep pulling. Multiply that by half a dozen cops firing at the same time. Survival rate goes way down.
Two daring pranksters allegedly hacked a billboard to play pornography
Barnie2years comments on Sep 30, 2019:
Is nothing sacred? 😁
Noticed the ‘sunset glow’ a few hours too early. This doesn’t look good 😧
Barnie2years comments on Sep 30, 2019:
Forest fire smoke?
Haiti has been racked by corruption forever . I'm so ashamed that America has been part of ...
Barnie2years comments on Sep 29, 2019:
We have been supportive of corruption worldwide for over half a century, as long as the leaders of the countries do not declare themselves socialists or communists. Any Right Wing dictator can count on full financial support for himself and the oligarchs of the country to keep them in power. Left leaning governments can be certain that the US is providing support to overthrow them and financial sanctions to assure their government can never succeed.
Stupidest thing I saw on the internet today.
Barnie2years comments on Sep 27, 2019:
Just love how theist think they can speak to something they know nothing about. Some of the most religious people I know are some of the most miserable. But I don’t make that a blanket statement about believers; I know some that are euphorically happy, which is just as weird.
Atlantic writer offers an explanation for why Republicans continue to support a criminal executive, ...
Barnie2years comments on Sep 27, 2019:
What a great article! Shows just how much trouble our country really is in.
I finally got around to watching the PBS country music special by Ken Burns. My daddy loved ...
Barnie2years comments on Sep 26, 2019:
Sounds like Early Blues to me!
[youtu.be] Autumn has arrived...it’s a lovely early autumn day here in Northern Ireland and I ...
Barnie2years comments on Sep 26, 2019:
Love, love Vivaldi!
I had a hard time choosing the last word because there are so many that would fit ie, brain, heart, ...
Barnie2years comments on Sep 26, 2019:
Morals would fit as well.
[alternet.org] ...
Barnie2years comments on Sep 25, 2019:
Greatest negotiator ever that Trump! He doesn't negotiate, he just flat out steals and robs.
[dailykos.com] On Fox News, private lawyer, Rudy Guiliani refuses to say Trump did NOT dangle ...
Barnie2years comments on Sep 24, 2019:
Good old Rudy! Glad Trump keeps him around for levity, 😄
People don’t always say “I love you”.
Barnie2years comments on Sep 24, 2019:
I would accept any of the above.
I do not believe Pelosi would do this unless she felt she had Ironclad evidence. Hip hip ...
Barnie2years comments on Sep 24, 2019:
I think Trump was being so blatant about actually saying he broke the law and didn’t care (again) she had no choice.
[dailykos.com] Shocking everyone McConnell agrees to pursue the Ukraine whistleblower complaint.
Barnie2years comments on Sep 24, 2019:
When Republicans start doing the right thing it makes me even more nervous!
Britain still seems to have a reasonable Supreme Court!
Barnie2years comments on Sep 24, 2019:
It would seem better than ours. How are the justices for the British Supreme Court chosen?
Help Me Help Please
Barnie2years comments on Sep 24, 2019:
Find and vet your local abuse shelters if you have any, then recommend the ones you find most welcoming. Short of that, if she is being visibly beaten (bruises, bleeding or worse) call the cops. Without physical evidence I doubt they would do anything. Beyond that, it has to be her decision.
Yay! I’ve just joined the ranks of blockers!! Always swore that I would never do it, but being...
Barnie2years comments on Sep 24, 2019:
I held off as long as possible. But like everywhere else online, the trolls sneak in. Name calling, totally unsubstantiated claims, complete denial of facts in favor of “I know better because I do”. I think I have three or four in blocked jail.
Camel's testicles bitten by woman at Louisiana truck stop petting zoo: authorities
Barnie2years comments on Sep 23, 2019:
Ouch!
[friendlyatheist.patheos.com] Betsy Devos to Duke University Mideast Program - Be more ...
Barnie2years comments on Sep 23, 2019:
This administration is so far out in the brain dead zone, it’s a wonder they can function at all.
I am delighted Biden is no longer at the top . [vox.com]
Barnie2years comments on Sep 22, 2019:
Think at this point we need to get rid of the old and in with the new. Biden will not pull in the millennial voters needed.
Looking for advice on how to quit smoking without switching to vapes. The news has been scaring ...
Barnie2years comments on Sep 22, 2019:
The first step is done: wanting to quit. I quit twice. First time I quit cold turkey. Finished a pack of cigarettes and didn’t buy another. Withdraw symptoms are a bitch; flemme clogged throat, bowel changes are the primary physical ones. Not knowing what to do with my spare hand when I was drinking, not taking breaks because I didn’t know what to do with them and the socializing with other smokers were some of the mental ones. After almost 11 years I picked up a pack of cigarillos on the way to hunting camp. In the evenings the guys sat around smoking and telling hunting stories, I figured it would help me fit in. Next thing you know, I’m smoking a pack a day again! But the price of cigarettes was going up, smokers were becoming more and more ostracized and I just didn’t enjoy the taste. But after a couple of failed attempts I realized I couldn’t go cold again. I picked up a program, can’t remember the name, where you get progressively stronger filters (and look funny, like a 1920’s smoker) and quit over a four week period. I liked it, because the first two weeks you can pretty much smoke as much as you are used to, then taper off the second two weeks. You also keep a diary of what time you have a smoke and why (after breakfast, bored, coffee break, etc.). After four weeks, I smoked my last cigarette and have been smoke free since, probably going on 30 years. So, good luck, they didn’t have Chantix or patches when I was smoking and I think Nicorette gum was just coming out, but I knew I wanted the nicotine out of my system, so didn’t use them (I think I tried some and didn’t like the taste either). It is worth the effort.
Ohio Amish Men Escape Cops After Being Caught Partying in Their Buggy - Thrillist
Barnie2years comments on Sep 21, 2019:
They have some wild shindigs in the barns here in Pennsylvania too!
I had an eventful day. My beloved cat died a few months ago. I've just started to look for a new ...
Barnie2years comments on Sep 20, 2019:
As a motorcyclist myself I would like to say thank you for stopping and caring. Having gone down a few times myself in my younger days, I know it’s terribly embarrassing, especially if your not seriously hurt (I luckily never was). But having someone (a pretty woman even more) stop to check up on you and offer help would certainly help those feelings calm down. You are a sweetie! 👍😍
I shouldn’t be taken for granted.
Barnie2years comments on Sep 20, 2019:
That is all you need to know!
At 57 yrs 10 mos, I am about to do something I have never done before. I am going to be a roommate....
Barnie2years comments on Sep 19, 2019:
At this point in my life I think I would rather live in a shed by myself than have a roommate. Not ruling out falling in love (sometimes it does snow in August!) and having to make adjustments. And I have had short term visitors (I think three or four weeks is the limit) and survived, but felt much more comfortable when they left. But that’s just me. Some people need and enjoy closer human contact. Wishing you all the best if you proceed. As stated in other answers, get it in writing, have an exit plan and a conflict resolution method in place.
[scientificamerican.com] How Diversity Makes Us Smarter. Agree/Disagree?
Barnie2years comments on Sep 19, 2019:
One reason for my being on social media! You can meet people from unlimited backgrounds, countries and ethnic/racial cultures. I often enjoy well thought out debates (actual debates, not the name calling, sound byte generating reality shows on TV) with fact based support. If the other persons reasoning is “I believe”, “because”, degenerates into name calling or unsupported blabber, the discussion is over. There is always room for agree to disagree, since even facts seem to be fluid nowadays. Diversity for the sake of allowing those with violent, racist, unsupported threatening ideas a voice are not welcome into the discussions.
BREAKING NEWS MSNBC-Trump cancels California's emission standards set by Obama. How the f-ck can ...
Barnie2years comments on Sep 18, 2019:
They don’t need to succeed (why be as stupid as Texas was during Obama’s presidency?), they need to stonewall the Orange Moron in court until we get a chance to elect a real president rather than the Reality Show contestant we have now.
[msnbc.com] Trump finally explains his interest in addressing homelessness. - IT'S ALL ABOUT THE ...
Barnie2years comments on Sep 18, 2019:
Anything and everything he does or says is for his and his family’s personal gain. Nothing else matters to them. They are cold hearted, have no empathy, self centered money grubbing con artists!
[alternet.org] Former federal prosecutor-Corey Lewandowski may have perjured himself during House...
Barnie2years comments on Sep 18, 2019:
Lock him up, lock him up! Lock them all up!
[alternet.org] Trump lashes out at his golf buddy, Lindsey Graham, after he accuses the President...
Barnie2years comments on Sep 18, 2019:
Trump and Lindsey are in bed together, they just put on public spars for headlines.
Florida man, woman caught having sex in police car after DUI arrests
Barnie2years comments on Sep 18, 2019:
Wow, that is taking back seat sex to a whole new level! And their Blow test wasn’t even all that high.
Lewandowski hearing devolves into partisan circus - AOL News
Barnie2years comments on Sep 17, 2019:
This is the times we live in. The Republicans and their supporters at this point would sell their first born to maintain the presidency and control of the Senate.
Is the impeachment investigation a constitutionally defined inquiry, or a unofficial political ...
Barnie2years comments on Sep 17, 2019:
With the current Senate, they will never actually impeach Trump, no matter if they found actual bodies buried in Trump Tower next to a gun with his fingerprints on it, let alone anything short or treason. And his minions will not testify against him, you know Omerta and all that. So the chance of digging up something beyond what is already know is probably nill. But to do nothing, knowing that no one with nothing to hide goes to all the effort he is, is to give carte blanche to some of the most outright illegal behavior by a president in modern history.
[dailykos.com] Trump and Barr get an embarassing slap down as Grand Jury reportedly will not ...
Barnie2years comments on Sep 17, 2019:
The biggest crook’s finger pointing to take heat off himself is not working out very well! 😁
Here. Read this. Discuss. [medium.com] So I posted this because I find it interesting and ...
Barnie2years comments on Sep 16, 2019:
I’ve spent much of my life studying female pubic anatomy, both visually and tactility! According to this article, I might know more about them than the average doctor! 😁
[vice.com] Mount Everest is melting revealing tons of garbage and human bodies due to the ...
Barnie2years comments on Sep 16, 2019:
This is going on in many glaciers and other mountains as well. Sometimes bodies and objects thaw out that have historic and scientific value. I wonder if people who lost loved ones on the mountain are attempting to identify them and retrieve the bodies for burial?
I’ve been a grandma for 2.5 months now, and I have to say it’s a totally different kind of love....
Barnie2years comments on Sep 16, 2019:
Beautiful Mimi with a cutie pie grand daughter! Love the heck out of her! I hope she lives nearby.
[youtu.be] Mark Cuban from Shark Tank joined 'No Trump group' on Twitter. "At first as a ...
Barnie2years comments on Sep 15, 2019:
I can’t understand how even the people he screwed over, some repeatedly, still show him support. I read Chris Christie’s book Let Me Finish. Trump shit on him over and over and he kept coming back for more and still supports him! And Trump does the same to everybody, uses them when it suites him then tosses them like yesterday’s leftovers. I wouldn’t work for him if he laid a million bucks on the table in front of me!
Golden Toilet Stolen From the U.K.'s Blenheim Palace | Time
Barnie2years comments on Sep 14, 2019:
I think the French newspaper Le Monde suggested they investigate Trump too! 😄
Exactly... [facebook.com]
Barnie2years comments on Sep 14, 2019:
Interesting!
We so often learn far too late than the heroes of history were actually horrible people, and the ...
Barnie2years comments on Sep 12, 2019:
It’s pretty much standard in all countries. History is twisted to the benefit of the country teaching it. Why does the South honor men who were responsible for the deaths of thousands of men on both sides to support the slave economy? Japan and South Korea are fighting over Korean teaching that WWII Japanese used Korean women as troop prostitutes. Atrocities against Native Americans are pretty well never taught in K-12. This is the way of the world: countries want to promote their own glory, toot their own horn, no matter how many horrible things it took to get there.
The secret to making it last.
Barnie2years comments on Sep 12, 2019:
Hell, most the changes I found started about a week or two after the honeymoon! 🤣 Or maybe it was the day after the wedding.

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