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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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[alternet.org] Unusual? Reporters mystified as a large swath of deflated Republicans go missing ...
Barnie2years comments on Nov 20, 2019:
They didn’t want to be associated with the bullshit Nunes and Jordan were going to throwing around. They might not have been able to stifle their laughter! 😁
Randomly found this "Would you Rather" game card at my job laying around. I showed it to one of my ...
Barnie2years comments on Dec 9, 2019:
Tough choices! I would go with nauseous and animal noises! 😄 I hate throwing up, but the feeling I’m going to shit myself is worse! And the animal noises is just funny, depending on which animal.
Ukraine and Russia agree to implement ceasefire - BBC News
Barnie2years comments on Dec 10, 2019:
With Trump in the Oval Office nobody wants him in the negotiations.
Someone reminded me of this story, the fisherman and the businessman 🙂 I hope you enjoy it: ...
Barnie2years comments on Dec 18, 2019:
How true! People spend much of their life basically killing themselves in an attempt to find time to do nothing. But then many people I know are incapable of doing nothing, the word relax is not in their vocabulary. Others, accumulating a way of life. It becomes an end rather than a means. This is not a problem I share.
Over the span of 6 million or so years of man-not-kind do you think you have had an original ...
Barnie2years comments on Nov 4, 2019:
Not likely, given the ever changing environment in which we live and the constant flood of technological breakthroughs. How many people do you think ponder how to get their Smart Phone to download pictures faster or an even better cure for AID’s even 50 years ago?
😮😮😮 The Boiling River, Amazon. Where Everything Is Boiled Alive [youtu.be]
Barnie2years comments on Nov 7, 2019:
Wow!
Do you practice any rituals?
Barnie2years comments on Aug 20, 2019:
If the person being baptized is important to you, go and celebrate the joy of the parents. If not, just an acquaintance, I wouldn't bother. My son turned to religion when he was married because it was important to his wife, and became almost more so when they were separated due to his infidelity. So when his sons, my grandsons were baptized, I went to the service and sat quietly and shared their moment with them. They know I am an Atheist and I am sure would not have been angry if I had not showed up. But that is not how I do things, just as I would show up at a wedding or a funeral of someone important to me, but not as a participant. When my father died, I was in charge of the arrangements and had to give eulogies (he had requested three receptions for the people in various cities we had lived in). The first was at the church my mother attended in Florida. My eulogy was a celebration of his life and strength, no mention of god or heaven. The other services were in a community hall and an Amvet's. Dad was, though he never said it, most likely an Agnostic. So I don't regret any of the time spent in that church any more than I do the other locations and it was important for my mother. If you have your own feelings straight as to what you do or do not believe, there should be no fear of those who's beliefs you don't share. Just go with the flow, stand up, sit down when required and smile a lot with the knowledge that those couple of drops of water or even dunking will not define the future beliefs of the person being baptized. You will be their voice of reason as they grow.
Have you gone on a date with someone you met on this site?
Barnie2years comments on Feb 8, 2019:
Is there a way to redo a vote? I said no, but then I realized I actually had a date with someone on here. There wasn’t a second one, and I still follow her on Facebook. Haven’t seen her on here much since.
My heartfelt sentiments every holiday season.
Barnie2years comments on Nov 22, 2018:
Finally a card that expresses my holiday feelings! Thank!
Jacques Berlinerblau "How to Be Secular: A Call to Arms for Religious Freedom" Some quotations ...
Barnie2years comments on Jun 16, 2018:
This proves to me that having an opinion and writing a book about it is pretty much open to anyone.
Why do people think bad things that happen to people are part of god’s plan?
Barnie2years comments on Jul 13, 2018:
For the same reason that, had she survived after extended medical treatment, new developments in cancer treatment brought about by decades of human research, they would have called it a miracle from God. Forget about the science, the dedicated scientists and the willpower of the ill person to persevere and their personal strength. Religious people kind of make me sick!
The Social Mirror of Orange Is the New Black - TheHumanist.com
Barnie2years comments on Aug 11, 2018:
I love this show. I have to wait for the DVD’s to come out, but well worth bingeing.
[alternet.org] Trump goes off the rails in Fox News interview spewing Obama conspiracy theory. ...
Barnie2years comments on Nov 22, 2019:
He lost his mind decades ago.
'BIGFOOT EROTICA' BECOMES AN ISSUE IN VIRGINIA CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN. NY Times ?? Leslie Cockburn...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 2, 2018:
Steven Colbert's bit on this the other night was hilarious!
What happened when you came out of the closet as an atheist?
Barnie2years comments on Feb 11, 2020:
Never gave it much thought. Never made a big deal out of it. If it came up I would say I don’t believe and move on. Because I am pretty outspoken on Facebook more people are aware then before, but I have been pleased to find that many people I know are non-religious or non practicing as well, we just never brought it up.
Procrastination mode engaged. I had planned to be on the road by 8am yet here I sit with my ...
Barnie2years comments on May 12, 2018:
I blame it on lazy myself! And time challenged! It just seems that the older I get, the faster time goes. I figure I will start something that should take about 20 minutes, and an hour later, it still isn't done. Or I think I will sit and relax for a half hour, and the next time I look at the clock, two hours went by. The time gremlins get very active as I age!! LOL
What would you do if your significant other ended up becoming a Trump supporter? My sister is ...
Barnie2years comments on Nov 20, 2019:
A loved one I lived with would be impossible if they were ultra conservative or a Trump supporter. A loved one who I only interact with on occasion would be possible. My father was a conservative and hated Obama every bit as much as I hate Trump, but we never let it alienate us.
Nothing smells better than Self Promotion
Barnie2years comments on Oct 11, 2018:
I just saw this on FB! Made me laugh, they are certainly made for each other. Shame our presidency has become a reality show that has no winner.
I think it's time. I am heading to the hospital in a bit. Check you chumps later.? If you want a ...
Barnie2years comments on Jan 23, 2019:
Best wishes for a great delivery! ???
Narwhal, The Unicorn Whale 🐳🐳🐳 +++ 🦄🦄🦄 [youtu.be]
Barnie2years comments on Dec 10, 2019:
One of my youngest grandson’s favorite creatures. I had never even heard of them until I was reading a book to him one night about them.
Silly Turkey [youtu.be]
Barnie2years comments on Nov 23, 2018:
What a male won’t do for sex! And a female to keep him interested! ?
[yahoo.com] Sean Hannity wants special permission to run White House press conferences with Laura...
Barnie2years comments on Jun 14, 2019:
Why not? The whole Executive Branch of the government is just a bad reality show at this point anyway.
I just got a video call from my ex boyfriend who is working on a project for Brookings Institute in ...
Barnie2years comments on Apr 8, 2018:
I stayed friends, after a cooling down period of about 5 years, with two of my three wives. The second one just died last year, so now I only get to talk to one, but I help her and her son out as much as I can. And since I don't have any other relationship, it gives me some human contact. Besides, I fell in love with her little boy as much as I did with her and I am the only father he has ever really known, since her choice of men has been rather crappy at least as far as he is concerned. I would say a lot of your "friendship" with this fellow will depend on how his wife chooses to deal with it. I never got friendly to the point that I wanted to hand around with either of their boyfriends. Luckily, they didn't hand around too long! LOL!
[alternet.org] Experts stunned as DOJ abruptly changes course on Roger Stone sentencing ...
Barnie2years comments on Feb 11, 2020:
Not a surprise and Trump will spring him right after the November election, win or lose.
God hears me? Sitting at the park, being my hippie-witchy self...more importantly minding my own ...
Barnie2years comments on Jul 8, 2019:
I was coming back from walking my dog one morning and I took notice of a couple of African American male bible thumpers canvasing the neighborhood. As I approached my house, a young guy, maybe mid 20’s, was knocking on my neighbor’s door across the street. It was empty, she had passed the year before. So I called over to him and let him know. Of course, then he came over to my place. But he was very polite, and I politely told him I was an Atheist and informed him that my neighbor above me was too and would not open her door. My other neighbors were all working, so he didn’t save anyone in my neighborhood that day! 😊But I did save him some time. Being irascible to these morons just cements their views of Atheists as unkind. Better to out-nice them with sugary kindness; it befuddles their minds! 😁
Anyone else love their bed?
Barnie2years comments on Mar 11, 2019:
No, I am more prone to “bedepression”: The feeling of ennui every morning when my bed is the perfect comfort level but I know I have to get up and take the dog for a walk! ?
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.
Call your reps and demand the actual photo be on display!!! [msn.com]
Barnie2years comments on Jan 18, 2020:
They apologized and are putting the non redacted pictures up.
MSNBC Live at 4:36 PM from Trump - MENTAL ILLNESS CAUSED THESE SHOOTINGS - WTF!!!!! Same as ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 4, 2019:
Mental illness is common in Trump voters. He suffers from it himself; delusions of grandeur, sociopath, total lack of empathy, never refers to himself in the first person... The list goes on.
So... A friend of mine told me the story of how she inadvertently neglected to change the age ...
Barnie2years comments on Jan 20, 2019:
I wish I could have aged with one of my partners. I have been in relationships with women 20 years younger to 20 years older. Age was never the criteria for any of them. When I was still using dating sites, and even on here, I limit my searches to -10 to +2. I am not interested in starting life over.
Prophets Gather At Trump's Washington Hotel To Unleash Angel Armies On His Deep State Enemies | ...
Barnie2years comments on Mar 31, 2018:
Welcome to Trumperica!
Prostitution, how do you feel about it?
Barnie2years comments on Apr 7, 2018:
Found this to be interesting. For such a divisive activity, not sure how accurate the numbers are. But still gives at least a snapshot of the usage of paid sex workers in several countries. https://prostitution.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=004119
I only work part time in Hershey, PA as a dishwasher at Houlihan's, I'm glad I don't work today, as ...
Barnie2years comments on Feb 12, 2019:
Seems to mostly rain here in Lancaster. I have no choice but to take the dog out occasionally, so we both get wet. Last time the road didn’t seem to be freezing yet. Maybe after dark.
Dating for older foks
Barnie2years comments on Jul 24, 2018:
How about “FossilFuel.com”?
I'm trying to put my singing out there more, so I thought I'd share here too. This is my cover of ...
Barnie2years comments on Jun 20, 2019:
Very sexy voice! ❤️
Penny Marshall dead at 75, best known as TV's Laverne and director of 'Big,' 'A League of Their ...
Barnie2years comments on Dec 18, 2018:
I had a big crush on Penny Marshall as Lavern! Too bad, but we all have to go at some point.
Is it odd to occasionally look up and wonder... Is any of this real? Can this shitstorm that people ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 7, 2018:
There was an episode of the Twilight Zone that scared the hell out of me when I was a kid. The plot of the episode was this guy goes through his life, a rough life of growing up, committing crimes and getting caught. Finally, he gets arrested for a murder and sentenced to death. Near the end of the movie, he is in the electric chair, maintaining his innocence. They throw the switch and.... His life starts over, exactly the same. The idea of life being being a loop that keeps repeating itself just scared the shit out of me! I don’t have half the issues you do, but I have told people many times that I consider the ups and downs of life to be the only heaven and hell there is.
OK not to rain on anyone's parade but I'm going to take a contrarian position about tonight's ...
Barnie2years comments on Nov 7, 2018:
Well said. The only positive from last night was progressives and non old white men got a foot in the door! Two Muslim women were elected, a Native American, I believe at least two LGBTQ candidates took offices, as Colorado governor and I believe a representative. Pennsylvania sent more women to Congress than ever before. Progressives won seats in New York. So, while I am disappointed we could not get the senate from the reTuglicans, we got one branch. This is not going to help us avoid probably at least one more Trump appointed Supreme Court Justice. And McConnell has already announced that they are going to be rubber stamping conservative justice appointments throughout the system. So matter what we do in the next general election, the courts will lean white conservative for decades to come. His holding out appointments during the entire Obama administration is paying off big time!
Does anyone else feel this way...? I've had a crappy, emotional day on multiple levels that reminded...
Barnie2years comments on Jul 9, 2018:
Ha! God gives them the diseases and science and doctor help them live! Never heard a religious person follow that line of thought! I have also suggested to people who go on about how intensive medical treatment that is successful is a miracle from god; where the hell was their god 20, 30 or 50 years ago when even what is now routine medical care was primitive and usually deadly. Your first take on their god being an abusive lover is right on! Beat you down so you worship him in the hopes the next beating won’t be so bad if it comes despite your best effort. Reminds me of a family member going through a series of issues with her family saying “why me?” I told her why not? Everyone goes through bad times, rough days, times when life just seems to be working against us. We non believers just have to get up in the morning a muddle on, knowing that like those who pray to the imaginary friend, life will have ups to go with the downs if we seek them out!
This is so true!
Barnie2years comments on Apr 4, 2019:
I have a hard time giving up on bad decisions!
Today while snowshoeing, I learned a friend is gay.
Barnie2years comments on Feb 11, 2019:
The transition to the last sentence was rather abruptly. From hiking, revealing conversations to blizzard, warm indoors. Alone? With your old friend? Further thoughts on the reveal?
I wonder; is it possible to learn what can cause people to fall out of love with a significant ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 8, 2018:
Love is a powerful emotion and difficult to explain. It explodes, it fades, it changes directions, sometimes it multiplies. Falling in love can be just as hard to corner. Love can be lust, love at first sight, love that develops from friendship, love that builds over time or love that is never returned. It always bothered me when someone said that the person they were in love with lied to them when they said they loved them too. It is generally not that they lied, but that the feeling of love just faded away. The reason is not always evident even to the person who lost the feeling, but it doesn’t mean they didn’t love you when they said they did.
Making You Pay for Porn: Does Rhode Island Want to Impose Morality or Cash In? - TheHumanist.com
Barnie2years comments on Mar 26, 2018:
Once government censorship gets in the door, it's hard to get it closed. The Republicans are in the midst of a big push to get some kind of censorship on the books because they know that once they get the first law passed, they can start working on censoring other things they don't agree on, including news, political movements, talk shows and whatever else they can pursuade voters is causing harm. Porn has always been and alwasy will be available in some format. Hell, I used to get off on my mom's James Bond novels and tampon insertion instructions! LOL! Parents have a responsiblity to monitor what their kids do online and there is software to help them do it. The government is not the arbiter of adult choices in entertainment. I would sooner see them monitor Trump's need to use swear words in his speeches that appear in prime time news.
Oprah winfrey and stephen colbert take turns mocking god, jesus and the bible on the late show
Barnie2years comments on Mar 21, 2019:
What a bunch of claptrap. I am 67 years old and still find it amazing that people can read this kind of spew and entertain the idea that it matters. The author of this article is just the Christian version of the Taliban, so insecure in their belief that they fear any humor directed at their “savior.” Sadly, they have enough followers as to allow them to become very wealthy, all tax free. The only requirement to make that money is to keep your believers in total fear and make them believe you have the best way for them to enjoy life...after they die.
Can men and women just be friends? Age-old and cliche rhetoric... I am looking for people to hang ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 11, 2018:
Most of my friends are female. In fact, I don’t have any real male friends at this time. I used to, but circumstances changed and I don’t now. I have remained friends with most of my past girlfriends as well as wives, but that isn’t a requirement. So I vote yes!
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.
[yahoo.com] Another Federal Judge, of Washington DC this time, rules against Trump Asylum Policy. ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 3, 2019:
They will be a disappearing breed after another year of Trump and Moscow Mitch loading the courts with Far Right conservatives.
The article says Celine looks “breath-taking”. I think she looks positively Anorexic. What do ...
Barnie2years comments on Jan 30, 2019:
The bone show look doesn't do anything for me, but then neither does the ripped look. But hey, whatever floats your boat! I don't expect to get an invitation to date her anyway LOL. I know my dad went from 300 lbs to around 120 when he was sick. There was a brief time in the transition when he looked healthy. When you can count every bone in your body seems kind of extreme to me.
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.
President George W. Bush's chief speechwriter, Michael Gerson, excerpted below: "I had fully ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 6, 2019:
Just a reminder; we are only three or four generations removed from these people.
[yahoo.com] Temper Tantrum Trump threatens to sue investigators and demands they drop his buddy, ...
Barnie2years comments on Feb 18, 2020:
Wasting more tax payer dollars in support of his evil empire. America was asleep at the wheel and left this cancer develop in front of our eyes. Now there may be no non radical way to stop it.
Finished repairing a worn, threadbare shirt for a man
Barnie2years comments on Feb 3, 2019:
That is one expensive shirt! I wear stuff forever, but it would be in the rag bin before I spent any money to repair them. If it’s something simple I do it myself (not half as good as you, for sure). I have darned socks a few times, sewn a belt loop on or a pocket. This was major surgery!
[yahoo.com] GOP Senator from Texas says the Republicans don't have enough votes to stop the ...
Barnie2years comments on Nov 13, 2019:
Once the House votes to impeach, the Senate legally has to hold the trial. They cannot vote to stop the process from what I understand.
How do you refute nature's beauty?
Barnie2years comments on Jul 3, 2018:
Because there are scientific, factual reasons all these things exist. Natural order was here long before mankind and his need for an invisible force ever existed. There were jungles and mountains, sunrises and sunsets, long before there was humankind. Much of our species is just unable to accept the idea that something like us didn’t create the world we live in.
Well, this is what happened with Shawn. When I first came back here, he kept telling me he never ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 15, 2018:
I wish you good luck, but don’t get your hopes up. From what you shared on here, not only won’t he change, but chances are it will get worse. A lot of marriages end because the couple thought they could get their partner to change some traite they didn’t like if they just got married. It rarely if ever works.
Y'all this is to hysterical to not share. I couldn't decide which group - health & happiness, love ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 1, 2019:
You think that’s good, wrap your head around this: 😄 https://www.news-medical.net/health/Swallowing-Semen.aspx Could never get my wife to read the studies (yes, there is more than one).
It is a comfey couch.
Barnie2years comments on Jan 8, 2020:
Love my couch! 👍😁
What is the nicest thing anyone has ever said to you?
Barnie2years comments on Aug 10, 2018:
I love you Dad!
This is called Pray, 1930 photographed by Man Ray. I forgot how much i love his work until another ...
Barnie2years comments on Jan 31, 2019:
Kind of reminds me of Yoga class, except I had pants on. But the feeling of needing fart suppression was the same ?.
What was the most harrowing experience that you have ever had?
Barnie2years comments on May 18, 2018:
There has been a few. Getting caught in a whirlpool at a New Jersey beach, having my face slammed into the bottom sand, in about 5 foot of water, as I had been swimming along. Was only about 5 or 6, and I didn’t think I could get out of it, but once I hit bottom it let up. Another was crossing an ice covered quarry with a friend. He was ahead of me and had gotten to the bank and around to the path out. I was still about five foot out, when the ice started to crack, and suddenly I was in the cold water of a deep quarry, struggling to find the edge. I was dressed for winter, with heavy clothes. I would come up for air, see my friend on the path, curse him out for not coming to help me, go back under, kicking, trying to find the edge. I came up for the third time, and was running out of steam! Sank again and suddenly I felt solid ground. I clawed my way up the steep bank and around to the path, I gave my friend hell for not coming to help me (he really couldn’t have done much without risking sliding in himself). Then we had to try and figure out how to get me dried off before we went back to his house, since we were not supposed to be in the quarry. After we found we couldn’t get the snow covered wood to light up to start a fire, we rode our bikes to his house. Then, as luck would have it, no one was home anyway. We tossed my clothes in the dryer and never told anyone, until many years later.
??? Funny and not so Has my late FIL as a resident on White pages- wt! I'd love to know who else ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 30, 2018:
Aren't you lucky! Maybe we should worship you, your way better at this coming back to life stuff than he was! ??
[yahoo.com] Trump hammers Fed Chief, Jay Powell. Asks whether he is a worse enemy than Chi of ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 23, 2019:
They are already laughing their asses off at his snit over Greenland. The only one that will cuddle up to him will be Boris Johnson, who is also a laughing stock in the civilized countries.
Trump is destroying the country and yet he has these people cheering him on.What is preventing them ...
Barnie2years comments on Sep 22, 2018:
Despotic leaders enjoy the same suspension of reality from their believers as do the televangelist and snake oil salesmen. A part of the human brain is ripe for these con men and women to worm their way into it and take over their thought process. They become unable to sustain rational thought and for many they are led to perceive some form of success. Under the very worst of dictators, some people become very powerful and successful. They in turn make their followers believe that at some time, they will achieve that success as well. It is the entire premise of Pyramid schemes. At some point of course they collapse destroy themselves. Sadly we may see that in this country if we do not succeed in changing the momentum in November.
Do you ever feel like you live in a different world to everyone else?
Barnie2years comments on Aug 12, 2018:
I have felt likeI didn’t fit in my whole life! Some of it I blame on the fact that my father’s work has us moving every two to three years, often to different countries. You become used to developing your own way of thinking and don’t tend to let yourself make close attachments. Hard to be a sheep when your herd keeps changing! Being exposed to different cultures and values opens your mind to not being pigeonholed as well. But it makes it very hard to find a place to fit in. You find that groups may appeal to one part of your beliefs, but totally turn off others. I have lots of acquaintances, but not really any I would consider close friends. I belong to a motorcycle group and enjoy many of the people when we meet, but feel no real rapport with any of them and don’t associate outside our club activities. Same when I was working and a union member. I was an officer in my local, but never felt attached to my fellow officers or members. I have gotten used to being alone and find myself avoiding people as much as possible, while still being available to those few who take the time to contact me.
It's never too late for ________ (fill in the blank).
Barnie2years comments on Aug 4, 2018:
A nap! Sex! Love! Wine! List is endless ?
‘Using the Lord’s name in vain’: Evangelicals chafe at Trump’s blasphemy
Barnie2years comments on Aug 12, 2019:
He is their great Orange Savior! How petty holding him to task for his inability to speak English in an adult manner. Cheating, lying, stealing, adultery, and lack of empathy? No problem, good Christians all do that! But swearing? Big no no! 🙄
Soooooooo much better!
Barnie2years comments on Feb 7, 2019:
It would be fantastic! Trump would have been ashes 50 years ago!
My ex wrote this piece, on editor’s request, about our dog, Angel, and the Camp Fire, and climate ...
Barnie2years comments on Nov 28, 2018:
What a heart warming story! He was so lucky Angel survived with only damaged paws. I can’t imagine knowing my dog was in a fire and there was nothing I could do to rescue him! Gave me chills! This article puts a human (and pet) face on these disasterous fires.
Breaking news: msnbc 9:36 am - robert mueller will be making a statement at 11;00 am this am. About...
Barnie2years comments on May 29, 2019:
Don’t count on it! Just like Comey threw Hillary under the bus about the emails days before the election but neglected to mention they were investigating Trump for Russian connections. I expect nothing again but innuendo and political blabber, much like his 400+ page report.
Inches from disaster: American man miraculously missed by lightning strike (VIDEO) — RT USA News
Barnie2years comments on Aug 19, 2019:
I’ve had a couple of close calls, none captured on video. None a direct hit either, or I would not be typing this 😁.
BREAKING NEWS MSNBC: Trump slams Iran for attacking American Embassy in Iraq. Is this a stunt to ...
Barnie2years comments on Dec 31, 2019:
All to create a distraction. Him and Kim probably have a deal to start some kind of altercation to boost Trump’s tough guy image too.
What is your response when people threaten you with religious punishments? (i.e. Hell/Jahannam)
Barnie2years comments on Mar 17, 2018:
LAUGH! And tell them Santa isn't going to bring them anything for Christmas for being mean! LOL
[newsmax.com] Trump's ridiculous interaction with Denmark's prime minister over his personal whim...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 23, 2019:
He has been working on this for three years now. Him and Putin have a plan, I’m sure.
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!
How would you personally define an 'intense person'?
Barnie2years comments on Nov 28, 2019:
Not much fun! 🙀
I believe there are people that truly need the dogma and comfort of religion. They would not be able...
Barnie2years comments on Jun 23, 2018:
It's like giving up anything else you become dependant on, especially if you have an addiction problem. It is why so many of the drug and alcohol rehabilitation organizations are religiously oriented. They take you off the drugs and get you addicted to the idea of a greater force. Addicts can become the greatest believers, because once they latch on to something, they get obsessed. The religious like to point at porn addiction, computer game addiction, sex addiction, but they would never point out that religious fundamentalists, evangelicals and radical Islamists are nothing more than religious addicts, being often controlled by whatever leaders they have attached themselves to. Which is what in many ways make them dangerous. They lose the ability to think for themselves. The problem is never going to go away and free thinkers and people who can avoid addiction will always be a minority. And we tend to reproduce much slower than the believers!
I’m usually a glass half full type of person but I have reason to believe that there are no ...
Barnie2years comments on Mar 16, 2018:
I just started looking around this site. I spend most of my time on Facebook, much different format than here! But it's nice to know there are so many likeminded people. Spent much of my life feeling like I was alone in not believing. Getting to the subject at hand, one of the problems non-believers have is networking. If you're a believer, you have a plethora of churches full of people that you know you have at least one thing in common with. As Athiests we have nothing like that, we spend most of our lives surrounded by thiests who we know do not accept what we believe (don't believe). And unless we are open in our lack of belief, it's very hard to discover those others in our environ who might feel the same way. Maybe there are more non-believers in your area than you think, it's just hard to root them out!
I grew up on the coast of North Carolina. Normally I photograph the beauty of the place l call home ...
Barnie2years comments on Sep 11, 2018:
Wishing you well and strength in your endeavor. The forecast sure doesn't look very promising, but those like you and many others who step up to help in time of need are to be commended and honored. It takes a special person to step into a disaster area and help people try to put their lives back together. Thank you for your service and I am sure the people you help will be eternally grateful as well; family, friends or strangers.
Middle ground? Thats for pussies.
Barnie2years comments on Jan 7, 2020:
Only if he was one of ours.
Men and women What's the oldest age limit and what's the youngest age limit of a relationship that ...
Barnie2years comments on Jul 28, 2018:
I generally look for 10 under to maybe a tear or two over my age. That being said, if we met in the only fashion way, face to face, I have no cut offs, though I would seriously hesitate starting a relationship with anyone under 40. But I have met women into their 70’s or early 80’s who I would have been happy t spend time with.
Much needed help from an unusual source 💜💜💜 [youtu.be]
Barnie2years comments on Aug 19, 2019:
Yay! Something heartwarming and positive! Love a good ending! 💕😁
LIBERALS, THIS IS WAR! Opinion, Charles M. Blow [nyti.ms]
Barnie2years comments on Oct 8, 2018:
Sadly this is far closer to what I see happening than most articles I have read. The current majority does not want to maintain our Constitutional Democracy but rather shred it! ?
Does anyone have any experience with Demeter perfumes?
Barnie2years comments on Dec 28, 2018:
I argued with my ex-wife that I much prefered her natural scent to any perfume. Especially near the end of our relationship when she got taken in by an Avon salesperson. The stuff she used made my eyes water. Of course by then I think keeping me away was her end goal anyway!
Does anyone else find it bizarre how countries like The US and the UK try and call the shots on ...
Barnie2years comments on Apr 27, 2018:
I am not sure the UK has nuclear weapons, but France exploded quite a few in the Pacific over the years (as far away from France as they could get ?).
[alternet.org] Here are the groups who have been targeted for violence by white nationalists ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 9, 2019:
Don’t forget Democrats in general.
Coincidence that most atheists oppose Trump?
Barnie2years comments on Jan 31, 2019:
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/11/09/how-the-faithful-voted-a-preliminary-2016-analysis/ft_16-11-09_relig_exitpoll_religrace/
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.
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! :-(
Yes I voted for her & yes I think this is funny as hell! ????
Barnie2years comments on Feb 22, 2019:
I’m guessing he hears that a lot! ?
People don’t always say “I love you”.
Barnie2years comments on Sep 24, 2019:
I would accept any of the above.
Good morning everyone! Anyone else wake up to this nonsense?
Barnie2years comments on Dec 9, 2018:
So happy it stayed south! You got slammed!
I love me some Haka! [youtu.be]
Barnie2years comments on Jul 5, 2018:
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Military+haka&ru=%2fsearch%3fq%3dMilitary%2bhaka%26go%3dSearch%26qs%3dds%26form%3dQBVDMH=detail=F0CB1534449C864CF4DCF0CB1534449C864CF4DC&=vwrc=VDRVRV
Where he gets his info... [m.youtube.com]
Barnie2years comments on Jan 30, 2019:
I love Colbert! The movie he sites is exactly what Trump describes in his Tweet! The man has no concept of fact and reality, pretty much the same as the base that finds him so relatable. Sadly, they are not in the possession of the Nuclear Launch Code and the country. He is, and it is scary.
[alternet.org] Trump's Executive Privilege claim proves how little he knows about Congress and ...
Barnie2years comments on Jun 17, 2019:
He doesn’t care, and until there is an actual consequence, he will continue to not care. All his life he has gotten away with underhanded behavior. He is not going to stop now. He admitted as much on his ABC interview last night.
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Barnie2years comments on Apr 2, 2019:
Best truck ad I’ve seen in a long time! ?
Was becoming atheist difficult?
Barnie2years comments on Aug 15, 2018:
I’m not sure you “become” an Atheist so much as you just kind of wake up to the lies floating around you that are built on what at best is a really bad history book. I am not sure I ever swallowed the whole praying and thanking malarkey, since it was obviously kind of a useless pastime (people still died, food was bought at the store by money earned by working, Santa didn’t bring toys). I tend to question everything and search for logic, and there was none to be found in any religious practice I could find.
[yahoo.com] Trump has no idea if his "friend" from North Korea is building nuclear weapons - ...
Barnie2years comments on Jun 17, 2019:
But, but...Kim writes him pretty letters! Using small words and lots of heart emojis! 🤣
Been listening to the Moron-in-Chief tout what a great president he has been during an impromptu ...
Barnie2years comments on Jul 12, 2019:
I try to avoid the news. His 24 hour a day news appearances are what got the moron elected. As any public relations pro will tell you, good press or bad press doesn’t matter, as long as you can keep your name in the news cycle as much as possible.
How do you move from cheerfully flirting to being vulnerable?
Barnie2years comments on Sep 27, 2018:
In various sales jobs I have had over the years I was great at talking about whatever I was selling, terrible at the close. Sadly, the same goes for relationships. I love talking and can hold up my end of a conversation with strangers. But these interactions usually end in goodbye because I am incapable of asking if they are single or would like to get together sometime, exchange numbers or any other thing that might lead to further involvement. This can be very frustrating, but hard to overcome.
Prostitution, how do you feel about it?
Barnie2years comments on Apr 11, 2018:
Interesting article on this subject. https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/11/17188772/trump-sesta-fosta-bill-switter-sex-workers-mastodon

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