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Raised Nazarene, quickly realized what I was taught made no sense. Lover of a good book,the outdoors and blues,bluegrass,sad Irish songs and all things fiddle. ISO good conversation and good company.

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I posted these pics in photography group but felt this belongs to the entire community. The B&W is from the Carlisle, PA Indian school. Children were taken from reservations and brought here to have their "savagness" removed. General Pratt who started the school had a motto "Kill Indian Save Man" the children could not speak their language, wear their clothing, keep their Native name, or keep their long hair. The goal was to "Americanize" them; the school lasted from 1879 to 1950. The colored photos are ones I took at the cemetery where burials took place for the children who died. Reservations in the Mid and Southwest are now asking for the remains of their children to be returned home. I am aware of 3 sets of remains being returned to the various tribes. The school and burial grounds are located on the Carlisle Military Barracks, now part of The U.S. Army War College.
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It would be nice if the US stopped doing evil things. What do we need to do to stop this? Because whatever it is, I'm in.
Sessions to Those Fleeing Domestic and Gang Violence: Not Our Problem - TheHumanist.com
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He is the last type of person we need in government.
Gearing up for Father's day BBQ. (part 3) Keylime pie (or more like lime cheesecake)... Will need to get some heavy cream to serve on top.
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Well Dang! Scientist, entertaining smart alec and a good cook?!! :o
My mantra is "this too shall pass." We have bickering and sniping on this site. We have the political spectrum going batshit crazy in the US. Other countries have their issues. Today is one day that I am relieved I have to go to work. This too shall pass, and I hope by the end of the day, or tomorrow some peace will be restored.
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Where's the batshit crazy? I missed it.
I know these are probably best suited for a different group, but I'm in enough groups now. At my sister's house:
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Aww
Tis the season. My favorite arachnid... I mean it's cousin Arthropod Bisque. #1 alive, #2 recup the meat, #3 extract the essence, #4 putting it together #5 Bliss.
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That's ok you all can keep the sea bugs for yourselves 🙊
Im 35 today
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Happy Birthday!!!🎆🎉🎂
Proof That Some People Are Lucky?
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Or very unlucky for others ;)
Why Australian Men's Rights Activists Had Their Bullshit Documentary Banned - VICE
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That's a shame. I saw an add for this film and had hoped it was a real, clear eyed investigation.
You got a secret crush on this forum. How many?
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IDK about crushes but there are a lot of people here I enjoy talking with.
I've seen this pic pass in my FB feed from time to time. It is a fascinating skull (sad as well). Just wanted to share
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Childs skull?
Eurydice Dixon: how one woman’s death put focus on ‘male rage’ in Australia https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jun/19/eurydice-dixon-death-male-rage-australia-women-men-attitudes
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So profoundly sad. Infuriating that people are still denying that there's an underlying problem.
Dating sucks. I'm no good at it. But this seems to be the way society has organized setting up relationships. So instead of going on dates, I've decided to go out for "hangouts" - anyone in Ottawa fancy a hangout? :P
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Not in Canada, so my opinion is probably irrelevant. That being said, I'll toss in my two cents anyway. My first reaction is HELL NO. If you aren't interested enough to even commit to an actual date you're not interested enough for me to be interested back
I Have Room For You
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Oh yes. I am so stealing this.
Or any other day
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Yep
What is going on!? So I started the day a-ok. Decent. Go to work, LA Dee daa. Go on my break to get my lunch and some jerk parked up against my car. Wiggled in only to find my car no longer can reverse (that darn tranny) so while I'm sitting in it smoking a cig and lamenting the fact that I won't have lunch today, I notice "boy there sure are some dark clouds in the sky. Isn't it going to rain?" Pull up the forecast and no the radar is clear as cream. Weird. Pull up a different radar just to double check, still crystal. Okay? I go back inside and sit at my desk and no sooner does my tush touch the seat it sounded like a bomb went off right outside my office. All the lights and computers go out and there's an awful smell and suddenly I'm surrounded by blaring alarms and security phones screaming and the lights start flickering. Then my lights and computers come back up, but somehow my office and the er are the only places with any power. We frantically call in all of the emergency people, trying to figure out why the generators failed and how to get them back, we have patients on ventilators and life support so it's kind of imperative that our generators work. Anyway Im having an anxiety attack while dealing with all of this. It's insane. Turns out the radar was very very wrong. Very wrong. And lightning struck our generators. The big boom. Everything is insane. We got the generators working again but the computer network has crashed, the coolers in surgery and ...
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Eek. Sorry your day went sideways. I hope tomorrow is better.
Children are bargaining chips
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This is one of the most awesome things I have read in awhile. I have a long fondness for these behemoths. There is a railroad museum in Savannah. And I was the kid....OK and I am adult waving and getting them to blow the horn. https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/where-can-i-see-big-boy-steam-locomotive
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I took my kids there 3 years ago. Highly, highly recommend it. The people who work there are great and the museum/ train ride is not to be missed.
Some smiles from our first meet up
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The wholesome continues
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I'm feeling personally attacked again...
What's your desire for a relationship or partner?
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I honestly can't visualize a place for a partner in my life these days. Watching my friends relationships stuggles just makes me vicariously annoyed. I've become a grouchy old lady set in my ways, I guess.
There is that
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@ EricTrommater! Look! One for us weirdos.
Bring Your Kid to Work Day
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Awww
Why are the nights always the hardest to get through?
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Hugs @adorkable.
I have a friend who just finished up her degree and has started as a therapist recently. She posted this today.
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