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Budgie comments on Nov 28, 2019:
A favourite from way back may a time it was sung on camps, at uni, when drunk etc.
One for the Brits and the Aussies.
Budgie comments on Nov 28, 2019:
My favourite of their's is I Wanna Rule the World,
The story by itself is worth the watch.. []
Budgie comments on Nov 25, 2019:
Love the Aussie yelling out "No we're not!" Great artist and story teller.
For me one of the most inventive bands to come out of post-punk, new wave, both musically and ...
Budgie comments on Nov 25, 2019:
I saw these guys many years ago and being Aussies we all sang Aussie Red at them not sure why could have been the whiskey, might have been the gin, could have been the three or four 6 packs...
Someone’s spelling error will be a sore point for quite a while?
Budgie comments on Nov 25, 2019:
Crosby, Stills & Nash Marrakesh Express & Blackbird Woodstock 1969 []
Budgie comments on Nov 25, 2019:
Two good songs
[] Haven't heard this one in a while
Budgie comments on Nov 25, 2019:
Love the Eagles got confused with America sorry they are on my mind as I am going to see them in concert soon.
Well he was in Genesis. []
Budgie comments on Nov 25, 2019:
Right up there with Ewan McGregor being used as jesus.
What made you change from believer to non-believer?
Budgie comments on Nov 25, 2019:
When I watched my world going to hell in a hand basket, when as a good little child I prayed and prayed for the starving in Africa to be helped so that the children had what they needed. Then I became a teenager and started to think why does all of this bad happen, if he is omnipotent why does he allow this to happen why am I following this rubbish.
Are Believers Better Citizens?
Budgie comments on Nov 25, 2019:
Given that the prisons are full of xtians and not atheist I am guess not. "We have this statistic thanks to a 2013 report released by the United States Federal Bureau of Prisons obtained by blogger Hemant Mehta. The report looks at all the federally run prisons in the U.S. — that makes up about 218,000 prisoners — and the inmates’ religious affiliations. When they say that less than one percent identify as atheist, they actually mean 0.07 percent. That’s right, 0.07 percent. That is way less than one percent."
Do you agnostics decorate for Christmas?
Budgie comments on Nov 25, 2019:
Atheist Yup but it is about the traditions of our family that connect me to them, I have the decorations from our tree when I was a child with my parents both dead it is a connection to them as I carefully put on the decorations, I hang apples in honour of Sir Issac Newton suns for the winter solstice and lights Dr Who lights and more lights and some more lights because I loves the twinkly lights. Did I mention the lights?
A band from New Zealand but Australian often adopts them as ours.
Budgie comments on Nov 24, 2019:
Happy Sunday, you lovely people! For your viewing enjoyment. []
Budgie comments on Nov 24, 2019:
So cute. I can not hear this song now without thinking of CPR from my First Aid Course perfect timing for performing CPR.
The Animal People []
Budgie comments on Nov 24, 2019:
I was writing posts on Facebook disparaging the government and putting public links to contact government officials, and was told by some people that I should not speak out like that or I could end up under surveillance. i pointed out that if I was quiet because of some possible risk then the government had already won. You have to speak out and I am all for boycotting a company if they are not doing the right thing.
Budgie comments on Nov 24, 2019:
Thanks for the share, I am chilling to it right now.
Budgie comments on Nov 24, 2019:
I am feeling mellow tonight so this fits well with that.
I know it's not nice, but the dog did it
Budgie comments on Nov 24, 2019:
Sorry now I want to do it just to see what happens oh I am so evil.
Colour or black and white?
Budgie comments on Nov 24, 2019:
I like both. Might go with the colour one a bit more but not by much.
Cass McCombs-Sidewalk Bop After Suicide []
Budgie comments on Nov 24, 2019:
Very much suits my mood tonight. Thanks for the share.
Budgie comments on Nov 23, 2019:
Definitely a classic remember this from a child can not think who say that one. Heard so many versions of it.
Roy Clark - Malaguena []
Budgie comments on Nov 23, 2019:
Great guitar playing. Have to respect talent like that.
And now for some TECHNO! BBBASE-Buttechno []
Budgie comments on Nov 22, 2019:
I love using this type of music when I am fire twirling.
I have my new fish pond filter/hydroponic set up assembled, now for a trip to the hardware store for...
Budgie comments on Nov 22, 2019:
I have two IBCs just have to get someone to help me with the technical aspects and get it set up to a garden. The idea is to have something like you have there on the top with herbs, salad greens, that need a lot of water up here, in them able to put their roots into the water. Then fish in the water to produce fertilizer and the water runs through the garden bed for hardier vegetables to use before being pumped back to the fish all filtered. Takes a bit of set up but hopefully with my brother's help we will manage it this wet season (easiest time to dig the ground to put in the plumbing)
Has anyone watched the new Neil Gaimen take on a Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaimen book called good ...
Budgie comments on Nov 22, 2019:
I loved it but did miss the line about faggots not being in it. That section always cracked me up. How language changes over time.
John Mann, the singer died today, age 57 of early onset altzheimers []
Budgie comments on Nov 22, 2019:
Very sad my favourite author died from alzheimers this guy had a great voice. Thanks for sharing.
Don't Fear the Reaper (Cover) - Ninja Sex Party It's not everyday that you find a cover song that...
Budgie comments on Nov 22, 2019:
Very dreamy sounds, quite like it. Then they slammed me. Was not ready for that. Still good.
Sugar Candy Mountain - Crystalline Ran across this one on the “Modern Psychedelic” Spotify ...
Budgie comments on Nov 22, 2019:
The sort of music I like listening to in the dark with glow lights or incense which I am waving around. It is the little things that amuse me some days.
With reference to "god's plan" and why god would do (or not do) certain things, or allow (or not ...
Budgie comments on Nov 22, 2019:
For me it is a case of the men in power thought, "I can not answer that, there is no answer for that," and so went unknowable, unfathomable do not question, blind obedience obey obey etc. It is all a load of made up rubbish. If there is a sky fairy out there then it is malicious, vindictive and nasty not something I would want to put my faith in.
Can you love a racist?
Budgie comments on Nov 20, 2019:
Yes it is possible to have respect and love for a parent who you can recognise is still carrying the values they were raised with and not questioning them. My father that I loved and adored for all of his good traits was born and brought up in a vastly different world, he was sent to catholic schools and went to church, he did not agree with homosexuality, he was a racist. These are all products of the time he was raised in the fact that he did not question his upbringing and was supported in this by his wife (not my mother) who was also raised the same. She is much worse and her I ignore. I would point out that what he was saying was racist (mainly jokes) and not funny. But like Matthew I would tell him I loved him. It did not help that my father started to develop dementia and was then no longer able to think clearly about issues and with the nasty wife he had he spouted her hatred/ intolerance of people. I think you are in a tough place and will need to play it by ear as to how you respond to him and if or when he meets your children.
Bad Student. Good Thinker. :P
Budgie comments on Nov 20, 2019:
I am a teacher I would be giving full marks and bonuses for making the teacher laugh. These questions are poorly worded.
Question for members.
Budgie comments on Nov 20, 2019:
Contact Women's shelters, homeless shelters near you they generally would hand over stuff to those that need it.
Ohio House passes bill allowing student answers to be scientifically wrong due to religion This is ...
Budgie comments on Nov 20, 2019:
I am a teacher and I could not in good conscious mark a question correct if it is not. I would get into so much trouble because I would point out there is a correct answer and then there are a thousand wrong ones. Use a wrong one and I am marking it wrong because my beliefs say that you have to be truthful. Whose beliefs get precedence?
My older brother died of a brain embolism almost 5 years ago and I recently found out that his ...
Budgie comments on Nov 20, 2019:
Sorry for your loss. I know there used to be a memorial page for those who died due to lack of medical care because they followed the cults orders. I can not find it now but can find this page.
The Comet is Coming - Summon the Fire One of my favourite bands of 2019 but what genre would you ...
Budgie comments on Nov 19, 2019:
Don't know what you would call it but I like it.
[] Seal. - Crazy. Live from the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, Oslo 2012.
Budgie comments on Nov 19, 2019:
I have always loved this song, so much power and energy in it.
BW STEVENSON "Peaceful Easy Feeling"...
Budgie comments on Nov 19, 2019:
I know this from The Eagles, do you know who covered whom?
Hi everyone! I have never given a car of mine a name have you? What is it?
Budgie comments on Nov 18, 2019:
A couple of my cars have had names one was You Bastard (always broke down at inconvenient times but then the moment a friend who was a mechanic turned up started and purred like a kitten at him) He was replaced with Amadeus Wolfgang Mozart (who was going to run like a well tuned instrument I had learnt my lesson, also the first brand new never been used car that I bought) Referred to a Amadeus unless it was a formal occasion. Beautiful car that ran fantastically until the rust did him in. Since then none of them had had the right personality for a name the current one seems to be Stupid Car which I had to get as my other was going to cost more than it was worth to fix and there was no guarantee that something else major would not go wrong. It beeps at me all the time and I hate that, I have a 50m drive and a gate to open and shut before leaving I am not putting my seatbelt on I don't care how much it beeps at me I just turn up the radio and sing real loud. Honestly new cars and their stupid safety devices.
Budgie comments on Nov 18, 2019:
I love Deacon Blue. Thanks for the share.
Today I was traveling with a friend to a few wineries.
Budgie comments on Nov 18, 2019:
Not sure what I would have done there but if I have some free time in hotels I do a bit of editing of the gideon's that you find, I start out with a new preface of This is a work of fiction and any resemblance to people living or dead is purely coincidental. Never had time to to put in markers for where is contradicts itself but have dog eared a few pages and written on them read this first (mainly the pages about not being judgmental and speaking lies)
What is your favorite fruit and why ?
Budgie comments on Nov 15, 2019:
Pineapple love the tang the sweet the juicy yum now I want some.
Baby, don't hurt me.
Budgie comments on Nov 15, 2019:
No never!
[] Not The Nine O’Clock News - Monty Python Worshippers . (BBC early 1980’s)
Budgie comments on Nov 15, 2019:
Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition. Love Monty Python. Never seen this sketch I am in fits over it.
What's the most awkward question you've evsr asked someone, or been asked?
Budgie comments on Nov 15, 2019:
I am a teacher and a parent came in one morning, told me she and some of the other mothers had been talking about me, (I braced this as going to be interesting, did they not like the way I was teaching, had I somehow overstepped some boundary they felt I should respect, they were mainly army wives) and they wondered if I "batted for the other team." I looked at her confused and said, "I don't play sport." Then my brain kicked in was not expecting to be asked if I was gay. I simply said that my sexuality was no one business but mine and surely they have better things to discuss. I was stunned they felt they could ask that.
Anybody else remember Wet Willie?
Budgie comments on Nov 15, 2019:
Never heard of them thanks for the intro to them.
[] Eagles. - Dirty Laundry (live)
Budgie comments on Nov 15, 2019:
I really like it when a band I like has the same opinion as me. Love the Eagles love that they know what rupert murdoch is like (a slimy skeeze ball)
What if God is the wrong thing to call something?
Budgie comments on Nov 15, 2019:
I read this from Douglas Adams (Sci Fi writer, thinker) I think it sums up why we ended up with gods/goddesses, we were trying to explain the world around us without science.
Can anyone with theology knowledge (or knows someone with) explain this?
Budgie comments on Nov 15, 2019:
I remember reading something about the whole birth of jesus thing where some historians tried to work it out. This link is to a religious site but they have done a bit of the work to determine when it is most likely he was born. Given as others have said that only the people of Palestine who were going back to their place of birth and some noted the distance which would only have taken a week at most even on foot to cover given the average person could walk about 20 miles a day easily, I know I did a ten mile walk as a child. People must have moved around even then for joe to have meet mary. However we are basing all of this on a poorly written text that had multiple authors over many years and has been translated from the original by people who wanted it to suit their own views at the time.
Yes! Yes! Yes! Ok, so this occurred to me while reading a different post; how many of us exclaim ...
Budgie comments on Nov 15, 2019:
I had a friend who believed in a god (brought up catholic never kicked the habit) he was a great person and during one of our discussions we ended up with me getting my own personal god as he said I could not say god dammit if I didn't believe so I started using his name instead given it was Rob it made it easy to substitute. If he was around and I said god he responded with a yes what can I do for you today. I think I swear ie JFC just because some people consider it to be so wrong and that makes the swearing better.
I was reading a post by a member about how hard it is to find love with another atheist because not ...
Budgie comments on Nov 14, 2019:
1. I would ask them why it matters. Why they feel only an xtian can meet their needs. Ask them how they would feel if you asked them and refused to deal with them because they were xtian. Find a few quotes about acceptance and charity from the bible and quote that at them asking them if they believe and follow the bible. I would not lie but I am not in your situation. 2. I would ask them why they talk about god a lot and tell them that I don't believe, they will either accept you for who you are, try to "save you" or walk away. I have done this and they walked but better to know up front rather than later. Good luck either way.
Adam Bandt on Genuine Satire - brilliant speech - YouTube
Budgie comments on Nov 9, 2019:
The first thing a tyrannical or dictatorial government does is shut down any form of protest. Are we at all surprised at this. I am outraged but not surprised.
IgNobel Prize Just to remember that this exists and it is AMAZING []
Budgie comments on Nov 6, 2019:
This looks like it would be a fun evening. Must add it to the list of things to do when I win some money.
To any educators in the group.
Budgie comments on Nov 5, 2019:
As a primary school teacher I taught about dinosaurs because all of the students were interested in them. Only had two problems one in a pre-school when a parent instructed me not to say that dinosaurs existed millions of years ago because her cult did not believe that. I told her that term is a bit irrelevant to pre-schoolers who were struggling with counting to 10, and that I tell them a long time ago. My aide went to the same cult and when a child asked me how long I proudly said millions of years. Never heard from the parent about it. Second was when a teacher had to cover my class as I had a meeting and she wrote me a note telling me how uncomfortable she was teaching the lesson as there was another side to this. (I went over my notes and could not find anything confronting as it was a class of 7,8 and 9 year olds) wondered what she was on about then the cult magazines rocked up in my pigeon hole. I carefully arranged them in the bin so she could she I had thrown them out. I left her a note telling her she could believe what she liked but not to put that stuff in my pigeon hole. She never spoke to me again.
Welcome to new members. What's you favorite Film, Book or Show?
Budgie comments on Nov 5, 2019:
I grew up on Blake's 7, Dr Who, Catweazel, The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings in Primary School our teacher read us The Weirdstone of Brisingamen. I pretty much love it all. My favourites would be Babylon 5, Firefly, Warehouse 13, Dark Matter, Almost Human, (there sort of is a trend of me liking something and it getting cancelled) As far as books go, The Pern series, SirPterry's Discworld, Sheri S Tepper, Raymond E Feist, Jim Butcher, Tanith Lee, that said I think I need to go back and reread some of them as I am having trouble remembering who wrote what. I do go to Australian Conventions when I can afford it, as I have to fly pretty much halfway if not all the way across the country, book a hotel, pay for taxis/transport and food (more expensive to eat out than to eat at home) a single weekend can cost me over $2000 not to mention the time off work without pay. I love meeting the Actor, Writers etc and hearing them talk about what motivates them. Some times you come away with a new found respect for them some you decide to love the character they play and their performance but know that their personality is not what you hoped for. There is always a danger in meeting your heroes. While I have never met a nasty one some were just a little more preoccupied with themselves than I was hoping for. Some are a blast, John Barrowman is so naughty and wonderful. I will forever treasure being able to meet Stan Lee and Ron Glass. Cary Elwes is such a generous and giving person he came down from the stage and shook the hands of the people in the audience (about 50 of us) and thanked us for coming to listen to him.
How would you respond to "You can't have true love without God"?
Budgie comments on Nov 5, 2019:
Firstly can I say I feel for your situation having never had the problem of having to pretend to believe. My response would probably be to point out to the all the horrific things done in the name of a god, all of the passages in the bible that talk about doing horrific things to people and ask them how they could love if they believe in a god.
Any red dwarfers here...
Budgie comments on Nov 4, 2019:
You betcha I am. Love the show.
Any Terry Pratchett fans out there?
Budgie comments on Nov 4, 2019:
I loved the Discworld. I love the way he pokes fun at the world and helps us to understand it better.
We don't seem to have a lot of atheist science fiction and fantasy fans, I wonder why?
Budgie comments on Nov 4, 2019:
I am a huge fan of Sci fi and Fantasy. My favourite show is Babylon 5 but I grew up watching Blake's 7 with my mother, love Firefly, when it comes to Fantasy The Late Great SirPterry wins all the prizes but also like Tolkien, Raymond E Fiest. I was reading one of his books on a train in England and the other passengers were watching me as I could see the fate of my favourite character I knew he was going to die and I was getting more and more angry shouting at the book and when he died I slammed it shut and threw it on the floor, then I remembered where I was. I looked at them and said, "He just killed my favourite character." and quietly sunk into my seat for the remainder of the trip.
Now that much of the country has been b|ainwashed into wearing hiviz shirts comes the first warning ...
Budgie comments on Nov 2, 2019:
I know someone in the safety industry. The Hivis for daytime wear should not have the reflective band on it just be the bright stand out colour. The one with the reflective band is for nighttime. The band is made from beads of glass so it will get hot if worn in the sun. Not saying that OH&S has not gotten crazy just pointing out something I was told when I commented about the incident.
Robert Goulet []
Budgie comments on Nov 2, 2019:
If I have this correct it comes from Paint Your Wagon? I know that I heard it listening to a movie that my parents were watching when I was young. It has been a while since I have listened to the songs from it.
Hi just joined and not sure what to do next.
Budgie comments on Nov 1, 2019:
Thank you everyone for the warm welcome. I have ventured into a few groups and posted a comment or two.
What can you use as a substitute for milk in tea and coffee, I have tried soya but it tastes like ...
Budgie comments on Oct 31, 2019:
I use coconut milk I tried soy but it did not taste good at all. I only drink tea so have no idea how it goes in coffee.
Hello everyone :) I hope everything is going well.
Budgie comments on Oct 31, 2019:
I tend to look straight at them and ask them why my food choices make them feel so guilty. The general reply is that they are not to which I say then why do you feel the need to attack my choices when I am not making any comments on your food choices? They tend to shut up and go away.
I know there are multiple reasons for going vegan or vegetarian. What are yours?
Budgie comments on Oct 31, 2019:
I had a problem with killing animals, so gave up eating meat. I have chickens that run around in my yard and get all of the scraps from cooking I eat their eggs so not vegan, use coconut milk for milk.
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