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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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Does not raking leaves kill the grass? I tried searching this question and an answer was not clear. ...
Barnie2years comments on Nov 9, 2018:
If they are thick enough it cuts off air and will turn the grass brown. And if you get a layer of snow on top of that yet, you will not have a pretty yard in the spring. Also, if you have a wet winter it can develop mold and screw up your lawn. If you are not going to take them off, at least mulch them with the lawnmower. That is what our township suggested.
Having a bit of a spat with my son 49 years old I am 70y.o. sort of strange!
Barnie2years comments on Nov 17, 2018:
As long as it’s a bit of a spat and not a full blown war, it’s all good. Our kids are people in their own right if we did our job as parents right. That means we will not always agree. It’s how we handle the disagreements that counts. Do we respect our differences, or like children, hold steadfast to our position with no room for dissent? I hope you work things out.
[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!
Does anyone else get multitudes of spam phone calls from foreign countries? (for me, sometimes up ...
Barnie2years comments on May 27, 2019:
Never happens to me that I know of.
Today I said goodbye to my friend. Her service was private and small an religious. Which was a ...
Barnie2years comments on May 6, 2018:
I have pre-arranged and paid for my funeral expenses. I specified that there was to be no viewing, other than my son or stepson, if they so chose to. My body was to be cremated (I am a listed organ donor) and there was to be NO religious ceremony whatsoever in my name. If my mom, should she still be living, or my son, who has embrassed religion thanks to his wife, need to pray, they can do it on their own. My son accepts my Atheism, so I don’t foresee a problem with him, and he will deal with my mother’s needs to deal with their god issues. I also purchased a special biodegradable urn, which when planted in the ground with a seed in the top will become a Maple tree. My version of life after death or reincarnation, depending how you want to look at it. ?
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.
My friend tagged me on FB to participate in a 7 day challenge which entails posting the cover of ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 3, 2018:
Don’t judge, you asked for favorite! ?
Has anyone met somewhere here and actually had a date?
Barnie2years comments on May 6, 2018:
We are planning on meeting this week, so I would have to say YES!
[outabouter.com] It's funny....
Barnie2years comments on Jan 16, 2019:
So sad! They may have to switch to “Blessings and tears.”
George Carlin was a free thinker and had the ability to state simply when others complicate and ...
Barnie2years comments on Jul 23, 2018:
Loved George Carlin’s views on religion (and most other things as well).
My current boyfriend was raised by his Grandfather in TX to be a Southern Baptist, I tell him I have...
Barnie2years comments on Jul 10, 2018:
I guess you are in a position to answer the Christian/Atheist couple question. It makes what is complicated (relationships) even more complicated.
While at work yesterday, a customer commented on my fast pace, and how I'm always on the move. She ...
Barnie2years comments on Jan 29, 2019:
When I was working as a local transit bus driver I often had eight hour shits with my only opportunity to stand an occasional run to the bathroom. When I got home, most of my time was spent at my desk doing stuff on the computer or watching TV. Now that I’ Retired and have a dog I actually walk far more than I did the 42 years I was working.
Another good one...move it Jew boy...I'm sweeping up the trash....update: try this link.... ...
Barnie2years comments on Dec 7, 2018:
You have to join the group to see the link.
Say whaaaaaaat? Can't be! [msn.com]…/ar-AAE8HvJ?ocid=spartandhp
Barnie2years comments on Aug 10, 2019:
Vanilla is my go to flavor. I don’t eat much ice cream, so I occasionally go off script an get soft ice cream mix cone, or something more exotic like cookies and cream or moose tracks.
Republican TV ads are becoming more unhinged by the day! Associating every Democratic candidate with...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 27, 2018:
https://abcn.ws/2tEP0hj I am not sure this is tha ad, but it was similar.
[yahoo.com] Trump has no choice but to land a trade deal with China. Doesn't want a bear market.
Barnie2years comments on Jun 1, 2019:
Are you kidding? A roller coaster stock market for those behind the scenes is as good as winning the lottery! Get everybody all excited with juiced up economic numbers, sell your stocks on the crest, then create turmoil with trade disputes, fabricated fears, stocks go down. Go on a buying spree, settle everything, get the good news out and they sail back up so you can sell and reap the profits. Thump loves buying in a distressed market, he announced that back in 2008.
What is it do you think that makes you resistant to organized religions! Is it the structure? Is it ...
Barnie2years comments on Apr 29, 2018:
Because organized religions are personality driven, much more so than deity controlled. Why is there thousands of Christian sects, why? They are all working out of the same book. Religion is driven by the con men who make up the rules and collect the tolls. From the Popes to Martin Luther, from the TV evangelists to the tent ones, from Shakers to Amish, they are driven by the personalities of their founders and their leaders who follow in their footsteps. This is why I don’t believe in Religion, appart from the fact that the idea of a god defies any logic based in reality. They have less validity than many social clubs.
I’ve just realized how difficult it is to date when you work till 6 but you go to bed between 8 ...
Barnie2years comments on Nov 14, 2018:
I kind of had that when I was working, though I rarely went to bet before 11:30 and often had to be at work at 5:30 or 6:00. But weekends were for catching up on sleep lost during the week.
For those of you who have been focusing your anger and discontent at Trump the past few years, it is...
Barnie2years comments on Jul 17, 2019:
This book helps explain the direction our governments, from local school boards to the President of the United States, are headed. And it’s a scary place that is getting harder and harder to put the brakes on!
Exactly... [facebook.com]
Barnie2years comments on Sep 14, 2019:
Interesting!
Delicious
Barnie2years comments on Mar 22, 2018:
Ha, French Lavender sounds more like what I might expect you to smell like than something I would eat! LOL
To those lovely sluts
Barnie2years comments on Jul 14, 2019:
I call my dog's mom a Street Slut! She was running the streets having sex with who knows what kind of dogs! Cute puppies, but we have no idea who dad was.
Are atheist as racist as religious people?
Barnie2years comments on Aug 27, 2018:
From what I have seen on here and in other forums, people are people, regardless of belief. Much of racism is based on fear; fear of the unknown, fear of the not like us, fear passed down through generations. Fear can also be enhanced by the media. If your most common exposure to people of color, Muslims or even Jews is movies or television, you are going to have a very skewered view of these people. Though there has been some improvement, dark skinned people, especially men, were always portrayed as the drug dealers, the pimps, the criminals in most TV shows and movies. Muslims are generally portrayed as terrorists and thieves, Jews as money hoarders and con men. If your primary exposure to people not like you is the media, chances are you are going to have low opinions of those “others.” I ran into this a lot in the small villages of Pennsylvania, where the only contact many people had with anyone not white was very limited, but they had TV and movie theaters. Even if you were a non believer, your views on race were being formed in negative ways.
How many of you have had Shingles? I'm doing that this week. I worked in pain all last week, ...
Barnie2years comments on Feb 26, 2019:
My father had in his lower back. It did permanent damage to his spine and leg.
[yahoo.com] It's been over 300 days since the Pentagon gave a press briefing - WTF!!!!!! What ...
Barnie2years comments on Apr 17, 2019:
No one is allowed to speak but Herr Orange Furrrball or his cheerleading squad!
Hey there, I have been an atheist since forever, no religion growing up to speak of.Lots of guys ...
Barnie2years comments on Jun 23, 2018:
If there is one downside to being Atheist or a non-believer, it is the lack of community and networking. For many, the community and social aspect of their church is just as if not important than the actual belief. Atheist have no meeting places, social clubs or organized activities, especially if you are outside a larger metropolitan area. Where you live, you surely feel very alone, especially as a widow, without a support group. I am not too far away, but I know it is difficult to meet new people if you don't hang out at bars or belong to some kind of club. I do belong to a motorcycle club, but even there it is hard to meet anyone who is not religious. My lack of belief has scared a few people away. We are friendly with each other at the breakfasts and get togethers, but we don't have much to talk about outside of that. If you would like to chat, feel free to contact me. I am not much of a camper or outdoorsman, but I am open minded and talk too much, a pretty good listener too. And I have a cute dog! LOL
Good morning - a little follow up from yesterday's post. I could post these in the photography group...
Barnie2years comments on Dec 11, 2018:
Winter wonderland! I love the snow covered landscapes! Even more since I don’t have to go out driving it! Always makes it interesting for smaller dogs ? If it’s crusty, the little ones can run on the top, which helps until it starts to soften. Hopefully the next one doesn’t hit you so hard.
Board Games
Barnie2years comments on Mar 24, 2018:
It's been ages since I played. Monopoly, Las Vegas were two favorites.
Study Shows Canadian Women Think Being Bilingual Is Sexier Than Having A 6-Pack - MTL Blog
Barnie2years comments on May 22, 2018:
Bonjour! Je parle français aussi bien que l’anglais. Mais pas de « six pack ». ?
"The American people are a welcoming and generous people. But those who enter our country illegally,...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 25, 2018:
In defending its “zero tolerance” border policy that has caused the separation of families, the Trump administration has argued that the Obama and Bush administrations did this too. That’s misleading. Experts say there were some separations under previous administrations, but no blanket policy to prosecute parents and, therefore, separate them from their children. “Bush and Obama did not have policies that resulted in the mass separation of parents and children like we’re seeing under the current administration,” Sarah Pierce, a policy analyst with the Migration Policy Institute, told us. https://www.factcheck.org/2018/06/did-the-obama-administration-separate-families/
'The Ryan Project' underway in Utah County, in memory of teen who took his own life
Barnie2years comments on Nov 15, 2019:
In this day and age, as sad as it is that kids can’t see a future and choose suicide, there is certain solace that they do it alone. Unlike those who decide to take other innocent kids with them and go on a shooting rampage before killing themselves or sometimes not even doing that in the end.
Tricky situation so feedback accepted. My father in law is very elderly and will not be around for ...
Barnie2years comments on Oct 23, 2018:
My father dies about three years ago. He made his wishes well known while he was alive. My dad was, I feel, Agnostic, though he never declared himself as such. My mom on the other hand is deeply religious. Both have prepaid for their cremation, so he was cremated. My parents had moved around a lot in their life, so he had asked that we have three memorial services for him. The first one in Florida where they were currently living. We had that in the church mom attends and he occasionally went to. The pastor gave a service and I gave a secular remembrance. Next, we had a service in Lancaster, PA where I live and mom was born and still had family as well as friends. That was held in a rented hall. Next, we had a service in Harveyville, PA, where he was born and still had family members. This one was held at a VFW, with military honors and a 21 gun salute, mostly organized by my cousins. After the ceremony, our immediate family went out to the farm he was born and grew up on and according to his wishes, scattered his ashes in the field near the house. Was all this a hassle? Yes, of course. Was it worth it to feel we had honored his memory as he had wanted? Absolutely! I just hope my simple wishes at my death (prepaid and prearranged) are followed as well. If you have no church connections, do your best to find someone willing to help you provide what he requested, within reason. In the long run, it should make you feel respect for his memory and last request.
Extended Survey about Atheism - This survey is for atheists/non-believers/agnostics, etc.
Barnie2years comments on Apr 28, 2018:
They closed the survey it said when I tried the link.
Calvin and Hobbes is my favourite
Barnie2years comments on May 4, 2018:
Love K&H! I own at least four of the books, loved the newspaper strips!
So, Kentucky...wtf? [usatoday.com]
Barnie2years comments on Mar 30, 2019:
Now wait! If it bans “Senate Bill 67 prohibits sexual contact between a person and an animal, defining sexual contact as "any act committed between a person and an animal for the purpose of sexual arousal, sexual gratification, abuse or financial gain." Then it would have to ban artificial insemination, which basically involves fisting a cow for “financial gain!” ?
“The Perfect Man” Americans Love a Con Man!
Barnie2years comments on Apr 28, 2018:
I came VERY close to getting scammed! I had run into a few others, but most of them were pretty easy to spot and tripped themselves up early in the game. But one, on a legitimate foreign dating site (one of my friends met his wife on it) came very close to costing me a lot of money. Fortunately, at the last minute I started doing some research and all it cost me was depression and a little heartbreak (not major, because in the back of my mind, I knew it was too good to be true). My guess is the article made it seem lopsided to women getting ripped off because a lot of men would be too embarrassed to report it or file a complaint.
Compatibility issues
Barnie2years comments on May 16, 2018:
When I was doing online dating (not on here), sometimes I put Atheists, sometimes other, sometimes left it blank. None of them produced results, so I am not sure it made a difference.
What would life be like if there was not the phrase “in God we trust” in our lives?
Barnie2years comments on Jul 30, 2018:
Exactly the same as if it said e pluribus unum or Mars Rules. It’s just a stupid moto for stupid people.who need constant verification that they are “special.”
This is my Shawn is an asshole face !
Barnie2years comments on Jan 21, 2019:
You’ve stayed with him far too long!
Guess what everyone! I just inadvertently posted the entire convo. with my latest post, about that ...
Barnie2years comments on May 6, 2019:
I’m glad you’re here! 😊
Beto O'Rourke and the Persistence of Hope
Barnie2years comments on Nov 2, 2018:
What amazes me is the numbers in recent polls here in Pennsylvania, of people who 5 days away from voting, are undecided. For our Senator and governor they were over 10%. At least in the Beto/Cruz poll it was only 2% in the poll I saw. What do these people do, get in the voting booth and flip a coin? The candidates and their positions are so diometrically opposed, with very little middle ground, how can you not take a side?
A former cop said he killed a man in ‘a gay panic’ — an actual legal defense that worked - The...
Barnie2years comments on Dec 11, 2018:
Is every guy that kills his wife/girlfriend now going to claim Hetro-panic or Fem-aversion? What psycho-babel bullshit is this.
Sorry this made me laugh..... All I need Sex, sleep & music
Barnie2years comments on Nov 3, 2018:
Didn't come out right for me. Unless my phone number is 1-0-3, which it is not.
I am feeling happier today than I have felt in a little more than two years. Anyone else feel that ...
Barnie2years comments on Jan 25, 2019:
Maybe the fromage is ripe and needs to be enjoyed and shared! ?
Have you ever been annoyed by just the sight or voice of a person?
Barnie2years comments on May 26, 2019:
It doesn't happen often, but I can think of at least two people I worked with that the sight or hearing their voice made me want to leave the room. And neither of them had actually done anything to me personally to make me feel this way. It was just an instant feeling of dislike.
[yahoo.com] Trump's administration has broken the law yet again. They transferred hundreds of ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 7, 2019:
Mulvaney is sucking on Trump’s ass so hard his cheeks are starting to look hollow! 🀭
Is religion a delusion? I was musing about this today, and a strong conviction which is unreasonable...
Barnie2years comments on Jul 4, 2018:
I have a dear friend who is in a really bad situation relationship wise. She is from China and hooked up with a friend of mine on an internet dating site. She is a really fun, active person. She came over here with her teen daughter and married, and for the first couple of years, they had a great time, even though the daughter had emotional issues. She did great in school (very bright) but was not happy with her new step father and life in general, to the point of needing professional help. Then after a couple of years of happiness, he had a serious stroke on a highway miles from medical care. The result is paralysis on his entire right side, and the general mental capacity of a mean three year old! She could have easily ran, she is quite capable of taking care of herself, but she chose to dedicate herself to taking care of him (I might mention that there is a 20 year age difference between them). Anyway, to relate this to the topic, she found a Chinese church here in Lancaster which she started attending I think just for the social aspect of being with people she could communicate in her own language, but found that the idea of an invisible friend and a better afterlife gave her comfort and helped her cope with the daily grind of dealing with her home situation. We kind of stopped talking for a few years because, obviously I am somewhat irreverent, and topics we used to talk about are now off limits. But she contacted me recently for some help and we are talking again. We started a discussion on spirits, since in February I had a heart failure and was technically dead for ten seconds. She told me that she had become a Christian because at some point in her indoctrination she had seen the “spirit” of Jesus, and she believed that all our spirits survive death. We had a very civil conversation, though I pointed out that people can be made to believe they see all kinds of things and wondered where all these spirits are living? But by the same token, given the way she is living, the delusion of rewards in an afterlife for doing the right thing in this one would certainly make it easier to not go completely out of your mind.
Being judged
Barnie2years comments on Sep 10, 2018:
Given your stated reaction, I think you are handling it quite well. Find the others that are unconventional and hang out with them. If you have a couple of friends, the others don’t matter. Just be you.
[friendlyatheist.patheos.com] Survivors of priest abuse say they got lower settlements because ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 31, 2019:
That’s pretty much the story for people of color in the white world for centuries.
I DO celebrate Christmas, but as a celebration of light and family warmth and feeling in Winter. I ...
Barnie2years comments on Dec 10, 2018:
Over the years I have had some VERY bad Christmas seasons. I also find the greed and obsession of spending money people can’t afford on things people don’t really need disturbing. My immediate family (mom, my sister and her husband) gets together every year for Christmas for a week or so. We visit remaining family in the area, an ever smaller number. My son and his family live nearby as well (two grandsons), so we generally do the traditional gift exchange with them. The past few years, instead of gifts for the adults, who need nothing, I donate money to various charities that I feel they would value. Buy the grandsons some little gifts but mostly put money into education funds for both of them all year, something that will be of far more value than any toy they will break or discard in a week or two. I don’t decorate, leaving that job to my sister and her husband, who seem to enjoy the activity, once they get here. All I have to do is take it down and store it for next year after they leave!
I spent far too much time responding to a post that was made with a foundation of hate. I promised ...
Barnie2years comments on Jun 30, 2019:
Responding to asses only becomes an exercise in futility. Better to ignore the ignorant and find the people who lend you support and make you laugh. I have very little negativity in my life because I don’t allow it in (other than the damn daily Trump news, which I try to ignore as much as possible).
That kinda day... Took out frozen spaghetti sauce, let it thaw out <never actually confirmed it was...
Barnie2years comments on Nov 20, 2018:
I guess you have been informed! Just goes to show the best way to find out new things you like is to wing it! Let us know how you liked it. You can call it South of the Border Spaghetti! ?
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? πŸ˜ƒ I actually had to do that for an ex, along with cleaning out the feed which had clogged because of the full bag. πŸ˜„
Should athiest really be saying 'rest in peace'
Barnie2years comments on Mar 21, 2018:
I think resting in peace is fine, especially if your life was full of suffering at the end. Cancer, Alzheimers, or other health problems, death is personal peace, an end to suffering. Does not have to have anything to do with what you believe comes after.
How are members feeling about all the memes and links on the site? Asking for a friend. :)
Barnie2years comments on Aug 28, 2018:
No problem. If they are not relevant to me, I just move on, like I would any other post that is not of interest. If they are really good, I post them to Facebook or comment. There is no way to please everyone with everything. If you don't like something, don't comment, just go to something you do.
Cremation or burial for your funeral?
Barnie2years comments on Apr 3, 2018:
Ashes to ashes as they say. And I already have my biodegradable tree growing urn! Ashes in the urn, seed in the top and plant it, water it, and a maple tree shall grow. I told my son when all those little propeller seeds come down, and the leaves in the fall, they will be cursing me out for decades! ??
Any of you who would like to see my picture, if you are on Facebook, you can find me there.
Barnie2years comments on Jul 4, 2018:
Under Joantheloon? ?
Well, I voted this past Tuesday. I found out a few things. There are 700,000 more registered ...
Barnie2years comments on May 21, 2018:
Primaries are generally not a good forecast of the general election, especially in areas where there is not too many people running in one or the other party. I know on my ballot here in PA, for my district, there was pretty much no choice, unless you wanted to write in someone, since only one Democrat was running for each office (our incumbent governor, senator, etc.), except the lieutenant governor. Thant was the only one that had an actual choice. We can only hope that by November will have screwed things up so badly that the Republicans will stay home out of disgust and the Democrats register and show up at the polls!
Religion is a harmful addiction. If it is used in place of mental health treatment, then the ...
Barnie2years comments on Jul 4, 2018:
I don’t know. For many people, thanks to the group support system of a church, and the ability of the pastors (con men or not), the euphoria of belief can be a lifelong high. I have known many people who go through life with a smile on their face, even in the middle of adversity. I have also known deeply religious people who were the most miserable malcontents you could imagine, but didn’t give up their faith out of belief that their god was just testing them. All they need is one thing to go right every so often to reload their faith.
Carolyn wrote the following 7 years ago and I thought it brilliant, just as she is. so, on 9-11 ...
Barnie2years comments on Sep 11, 2019:
This is a wonderful idea, but not likely to get much traction. Lives are still being lost in foreign countries due to this attack, including first responders who had to fight for compensation for ills suffered from working on the wreckage. Fear is what drives politics, especially on the Right, it sells air time and newspapers. It allows scam artists to try and guilt people into making donations to fake charities. And it completely overlooks the fact that the death of 3,000 Americans in this attack caused the death of millions of Iraqis who had nothing at all to do with it. But history and memory are often only loosely based on facts.
Who or what do you sleep with at night?
Barnie2years comments on Jul 17, 2018:
Absolutely nobody! A pillow under my head and at least a sheet over my body. That’s it, but not by choice.
Next Friday is Friday the 13th AND there's gonna be a full moon. If you see me in the woods dancing ...
Barnie2years comments on Sep 9, 2019:
Don’t forget to take some selfies! πŸ˜„πŸ˜
Fun article. Though I still stick to my original suspicion these guys were taking some mad ...
Barnie2years comments on Mar 30, 2019:
Love the Monty Python clip! ?
45 gets called out for lying about about crowd size by El Paso FIre Department. [politico.com]
Barnie2years comments on Feb 12, 2019:
He absolutely does not know how to not lie! It’s ingrained into his life so deep he just doesn’t even know when he’s doing it I think. It just blasts out of his mouth unfiltered by thought.
I am in love with this woman and we've been seeing each other for 3 years now. It's so difficult to ...
Barnie2years comments on Jul 19, 2019:
If it was possible to die of a broken heart, I would have been gone long ago! And there were several times that my actions were not designed to get me to old age, but thankfully I survived them. Age and a long period of being alone have taught me I can survive alone. I still have strong feelings for my last ex-wife and we are platonic friends. I continue in my heart to think it could be more, but know in my head he’ll would freeze over first. But since I can’t seem to even get a dinner date at this point, having a friend to watch my dog or an occasional meal with is at least something. I love her son, he was a big part of our being together in the first place. So it is easier to stay in his life if his mom and I are friends. And she is so miserable no one else can put up with her for very long, so I am pretty much her only support system. 😁 Hang in there, it sounds like she is working things out. Some people need to wade into the pool slowly. Enjoy the time you spend together, continue to show respect for her needs, and never despair. If you wait, life has a way of working things out.
I deeply believe that there is no guiding Force or Purpose in life -- only what you make out of it. ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 20, 2018:
Chaos theory. Every action and choice we make has repercussions way beyond what we are aware of and that we will never know of.
What moral code do you follow now that you are non-religious?
Barnie2years comments on Apr 7, 2018:
The same as if I were religious. Do no harm.
This question is going to be controversial, but with the subject matter it's to be expected. Is it ...
Barnie2years comments on Jul 9, 2018:
I have seen white women on dating sites say they are only interested in dating black men or only looking to date other women. It’s really no different than wanting to date thin women or full bodied women, short or tall women. Most people have a phisical preference they gravitate to, even if it isn’t put in stone. Go for what makes you feel comfortable and what you want. I did note that you mentioned several times having a mental illness. I hope it is not related to the assaults and regardless of why, that you are getting help with it. There is non religious support groups and therapists out there, seek them out.
My computer is acting very strange. must be the devil.
Barnie2years comments on Sep 28, 2018:
Don't forget to give it last rites if it looks like it's going to die! My primary computer died on Monday, quite unexpectedly. Poor thing never got the last rites, so I fear for it may have gone to purgatory. I did take it to Wizard shop and they are going to try to revive it. If not, I will download it's brain using life support and curse it for eternity! LOL
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. 😑
Finding a relationship when you're a hopeless romantic stuck in hookup culture is more difficult ...
Barnie2years comments on Jul 22, 2018:
Maybe it’s your age group? I was never interested in one night stands, even less so now.
Do you have a preference as to which side of the bed you sleep on?
Barnie2years comments on Jul 17, 2018:
I extend the life of my sheets. Since I am alone in a queen size bed, I sleep on one side for a period of time. Then I switch to the other side, clean sheets without all the work! ?
How do you respond when people say they will pray for you?
Barnie2years comments on Jul 17, 2018:
If it makes them feel better, have at it! As long as they are not requesting I chant along.
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.
Enjoy your “freedom” America
Barnie2years comments on Jul 4, 2019:
While we still have it! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Is public groping assault if not consensual?
Barnie2years comments on Sep 4, 2018:
After my own experience, I have a tendency to be somewhat skeptical and open to the idea of “unintentional.” Years back, I used to go roller skating two or three times a week at a local rink. The vast majority of the time there were very few adults on the rink, and most of those were there with their young children. I was one of few there by myself. I was a fairly proficient skater and skated fairly fast when the music was fast, feeling I could react quickly enough to kids falling in my path or making unexpected moves. One evening, as I was going along at a pretty good clip a group of three young teen girls suddenly came out of the center of the rink directly in front of me. I did not have time to stop, and had I colided with them, I was substantially bigger and one of them might have gotten hurt. So I did my best to cut around them and used my hand to keep the one on the end to my side and out of my skates. No one fell and I continued skating, no harm done. Shortly after, I noticed one of the rink guards seemed to be following me around. I was not doing anything unusual, so I didn’t worry about it too much. After a while, he came up alongside of me and addressed me. He said a young girl had lodged a complaint with him that I had touched her “inappropriately”. I was floored! First, for a moment, I couldn’t even think what would have made anyone even say that. Then I thought of the close call earlier. I had no idea where I had touched her as I was busy trying not to flatten her! I explained to the guard what had happened, and thankfully he believed me (I was a regular at the rink, so the employees kind of knew me). But the situation really shook me up! What if the staff had not believed me or known me? How could I have proved that I had been avoiding a collision, not groping? I kind of stopped going skating after that, out of the realization that I was putting myself at risk. What if her father had been there and reacted the way some of the people on this post have? I would have been defending myself against possible violence for something I wasn’t even aware of doing. I have not seen the video of Ariana and the preacher, only the sill photo. Given their difference in size, the emotions of the moment, the man’s position as the orator of the service, I would be inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt. My guess is Ariana who would be most knowledgeable of what happened at that moment felt the same way. It is only trial by social media, where everyone feels the need to be judge and jury of situations taken out of context that can get you condemned with little recourse to defend yourself.
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Barnie2years comments on Aug 27, 2019:
Welcome to the forum! I hope you find it as interesting as I told you it would be!
My hair is dark again. Like my soul.
Barnie2years comments on Apr 3, 2018:
You look great either way! I have never been hung up on hair color.
I am less than 3 wieners. 🌈
Barnie2years comments on Jun 10, 2019:
I love wiener lovers!
How about.. before the end, what's in between that matters more than anything. How often we find ...
Barnie2years comments on Apr 12, 2018:
Regret, much like worry, is wasted energy. I have often told people that life doesn't have a rewind button. Those things you did, or did not do, in your past are what got you to where you are now, good or bad. You can affect the future, you live in the present, the past is over and done. And, as a non believer, there is nothing after! ? Don't waste it trying to rethink what could have been. In the long run, it might have turned out worse.
Thoughts on people who claim not to be religious but still believe in Jesus/god/sin/heaven etc?
Barnie2years comments on Mar 30, 2019:
I dated a woman who called herself Christian, but never went to church. She felt she had read the Bible and in her mind, understood the message much better than any of the preachers and biblical historians and others who have studied it for centuries before. So she did not participate in religion as such, while still believing the tenets.
Ted Cruz re-election poster. I laughed so hard. He is whining because Beto is cool. This is his ...
Barnie2years comments on Sep 1, 2018:
Should be ads showing Trump calling him “lying Ted!” all the time. That would inspire the base to vote for him I think?
What is the ONE thing that makes you the happiest? What is the ONE thing you wish you had in your ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 7, 2018:
A love/sexual relationship, an intimate partner to experience those things in our bucket list that are more fun done with a partner is what I wish I had in my life. The thing that makes me happiest right now is my puppy, but it can’t compare to being in love with a woman.
60/40 I read somewhere that most relationships are 60/40 not 50/50 on give/take Do you believe ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 26, 2018:
That was the financial settlement my second ex wanted, with her getting the 60%, even though we would have had nothing to settle if I hadn’t been putting money away. Final accord was pretty close to 55/45
Posted this on my Facebook page and my Christian friends are up in arms..hit too close to home, ...
Barnie2years comments on Jul 17, 2019:
Sadly, this is the direction they are heading!
Coast Guard begins reselling seized cocaine amid government shutdown. Bring your own bag. ...
Barnie2years comments on Feb 20, 2019:
The reality is worse! They just arrested a Coast Guard Lieutenant today for planning a murder rampage targeting civilians and high profile Democrats and actors. He had a arsenal and toxins ready to go.
I detest a mansplainer.
Barnie2years comments on Mar 23, 2018:
That's a problem because I don't speak fluent Womanese! ??
Well, here I am single again....
Barnie2years comments on Sep 2, 2019:
Thank you! You just pointed out a whole bunch of reasons why I should be happy I am by myself. Not that I needed reassurance, all I have to do is hang around with many of my married friends for a time and it makes me appreciate it already! Like my cousin and his wife who were here Saturday night and I went up to see the new bathroom I had done upstairs, and she proceeded to tell me how I had chosen the wrong paint colors and should repaint it immediately! I told her that is at least one reason I am not married, I am no longer always wrong, no matter what I do! LOL And I don't have to remodel my house (as they do) every six months because the tile and colors or decor are not trendy! SMH Learn to enjoy spending time by yourself Paul, you may just get to appreciate it at some point. I have been for almost 15 years.
Just a thought
Barnie2years comments on Dec 5, 2018:
I seem to be a dog!
If an airline learned that a pilot was talking publicly about being “the Chosen One” or “the ...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 27, 2019:
All those jobs mentioned are certainly ones you would not want held by a delusional person. But how much worse is it when the person with these delusions of grandeur has sole access to a huge nuclear arsenal capable of ending life as we know it. And that’s not even taking into consideration his position to ruin the economy, the environment and world peace in general. These are scary times!
Standardized expectations are not always a good measure of success. I think a healthy child can ...
Barnie2years comments on Jun 12, 2018:
Education is what separates us from animals. Standards of education keep it going in an efficient way. It may not work for everyone, but we seemed to have advanced better than any other creatures.
Time Sensitive! I need some advice! I met a cute guy on Wednesday who seemed into me. I sent him...
Barnie2years comments on Aug 28, 2018:
Call a good friend and go out and have fun.
I forgot to put my windshield sun shade in place today. It's very hard to drive when you cannot ...
Barnie2years comments on Jun 28, 2018:
Feel lucky! Did you see the news item last week were the mother went to add water to her baby’s pool with a hose that was laying in the sun for a couple of hours? Baby had second degree burns all over its body. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/baby-burned-by-scalding-water-from-garden-hose-left-in-sun-las-vegas/
[yahoo.com] 7 US Military members are discovered to be White Nationalists. - Do you think they ...
Barnie2years comments on Mar 18, 2019:
From the Daily Beast: In a Military Times poll of more than 1,000 active-duty troops, nearly one in four said they had seen white nationalism in the military. Forty-two percent of non-white respondents said they had personally experienced white nationalism in the military, as opposed to only 18 percent of white respondents. Thirty percent of all respondents said white nationalists posed a significant threat to national security, more than Syria, which only 27 percent of respondents described as a national security threat. Nearly 5 percent of respondents wrote comments complaining that groups like Black Lives Matter should have been included as national security threats, the Military Times reported.
The hardest part of Human Service work is becoming close with clients who you eventually won't see ...
Barnie2years comments on Nov 19, 2019:
If you made a positive difference in even one life, you’ve done more than many people do. Be proud of what you accomplished and it sounds like you will return to do more at another time. Life goes on!
Kentucky Democrats Sell $200K in "Moscow Mitch" Merchandise in 48 Hours
Barnie2years comments on Aug 4, 2019:
https://store.kydemocrats.org/ To buy merch supporting the Kentucky Democratic Party.
Is there love after 60?
Barnie2years comments on Jul 6, 2019:
Age does not change our human needs. The knowledge we obtain with age may change the way we satisfy those needs, or our ability to act on them. I cherish the loves I had, even though they didn’t survive life and would be thrilled to find the feeling again at 67 or any time in the future. I do envy those who meet the love of their life, no matter whether it be the first time or after many tries. I have friends, it was his third marriage and her second, and they are truly devoted to each other. He is my age. So in answer to your question: yes!
How long should you go without sex before giving up?
Barnie2years comments on Jan 22, 2019:
It seems that I have no cut off. It has been two or three without any sexual partner and 13 without any actual intercourse. I could never have imagined this possibility in my younger days, but here I am. I guess I used up my quota when I was younger.
Would you want a Christian God to be real?
Barnie2years comments on Sep 10, 2018:
I have absolutely no interest in everlasting life. I will be quite all right with just going to sleep and not waking up. No need to repeat life either. If I have to come back, I would rather come back as a well fed house cat! ?
Would you rather date someone with opposing political views or opposing religious views?
Barnie2years comments on Aug 11, 2018:
Oven that for me they usually are the same thing, it’s a non issue. No!

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