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To paraphrase another crooked president, let me make something perfectly clear: If you are a Trump supporter, do not bother sending a PM to me.

I lived on the north coast of California for 40 years. In those four decades, I rarely lived out of hearing range of the ocean. I could not see it, but I could hear it. On calm days, it was a subtle undertone; if you have ever held a seashell to your ear, you know what I mean. On days of extreme wind, it was a booming roar, assertive and powerful. Sometimes, the wind was not even local, but it still pushed waves from far out at sea, huge waves, big enough to lift tree trunks and throw them to the beach.

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Is Robert Reich correct? Is the American dream more myth than reality? [youtu.be]
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Aug 7, 2019:
Yes.
Check out this bit of GOP Facebook dumbassery.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Aug 7, 2019:
My cousin posted the same words today sans Clint Eastwood. So stupid.
We found this morning that our property was invaded by wayward cows.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Aug 7, 2019:
I live in a semi rural area and a bovine gets loose on occasion and runs down the road. One apparently got loose last fall and either it or the owner (in catching it) broke down a young cypress tree that I planted a couple of years ago. The only reason I knew was a broken tree and a large cow patty by it. I understand these things happen but dammit, the owner could have at least made reparations.
The victims of El Paso and Dayton.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Aug 6, 2019:
My sister and I were talking about this issue this morning. I am in no way numb and my sympathy for the victims is boundless, but like many, I despair over the lack of action on the part of Trumpass' administration and I wonder what can and will be done about the cult of mass murderers.
How do we define success in the world of popular music?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Aug 6, 2019:
I think that Loreena McKinnett is a very successful artist yet many people do not know her name. She did have a hit 21 years ago, but I doubt many remember it. While she might not be commercially successful, she has carved a niche, tours, and her fans are totally and utterly dedicated to her. She has maintained integrity as an artist, will not sell out, and obviously makes a good living.
I have always been fascinated by what religionists call wisdom.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Aug 6, 2019:
Hmmmm . . . I take this aphorism to mean that one should always tell the truth but in come cases, discretion is the better part of valor and saying nothing is the better option. Is that lying by omission? However, I can see some wisdom in this. When my ex BF asked, "Do these jeans make my butt look big?" I should have just said, "You know, the color flatters you" instead if "Yes, they do."
Its amazing that some days I feel as if revealing my atheist views could impact my relationships ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Aug 6, 2019:
My atheism has not impacted my relationships with close friends (I have none where I live, though) or my family. My older sister is Baptist, but she has grown more liberal as she has aged and values people over beliefs. I teach all online now, but when I taught on the local campus of a community college, my department chair was (is) aware of my nonbelief. This is only because a student complained to him that when I was still on campus that I was pushing my "pagan" beliefs in class. In reality, on the first day of class, a student asked me about my tattoos and I said they were all connected to mythology, which somehow got translated to my "spirituality" by the student. He dropped the class, but wanted to get me fired! I explained to the chair that I could not push my religious beliefs because I had none. My youngest son is a staunch atheist and refuses to let his kids be indoctrinated. My daughter-in-law is a very liberal Xtian who says that they can make up their minds when they are older. I was a practicing pagan for many years, though, and I had experience coming out of the "broom closet" in preparation for atheis. I only tell people whom I meet that I am atheist if the situation calls for it, but no one ever backed off or made the sign of the cross when I have. People can take me or leave me; if they leave me for my lack of belief, then I have lose nothing as I do not tolerate bigots of any type.
Advertising atheism.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Aug 6, 2019:
According to Merriam Webster: Advertising: the action of calling something to the attention of the public especially by paid announcements. I feel no need to call attention to my atheism. Unlike Christians, I do not evangelize. I am open about it when the situation calls for it.
Why should agnostics/atheists hide this about themselves?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Aug 5, 2019:
When I moved to Missouri 21 years ago, I was pagan, and my then BF told me I could tell NO ONE. I didn't for the first few months but decided to stop "not mentioning" it. I worked at Walmart and at first, people backed off. Most of them stopped being standoffish after a couple of weeks. No one ever dumped on me about it (though they gossiped) but they consistently dumped on another pagan in the store. It was because of how she presented herself. However, I have never tried to hide being an atheist. When people invite me to church or make other inclusionary remarks about Christianity, I just say, "I am an atheist." They can take it or leave it. I work from home, so coworkers are not an issue. I have found that attitude and presentation play a large part in how people perceive me.
This is something a man will do and get murder by the wife for it.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Aug 1, 2019:
What is wrong with this?
Do you think that some things are unforgivable or do you think that some people should be given a ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Aug 1, 2019:
As others have said, it depends. There are certain things that I will not (maybe cannot) forgive and some are not even personal. I once had an older man contact me on a dating site who seemed to be intelligent and erudite. However, in my 50s, I was not attracted to men in their 70s and told him so. He said that being friends was fine. I considered meeting him until he also told me that he was a registered sex offender for having molested his adopted Asian daughter. There was no way I could overlook that "mistake" (as he called it).
[yahoo.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 30, 2019:
I saw the tape and found it amusing that Trumpass just stood there, saying nothing. He apparently lost his mojo.
He's not wrong.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 29, 2019:
Yup.
Bishop claims if a pregnant woman has anal sex, the baby will be gay / LGBTQ Nation
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 29, 2019:
This would be uproariously funny if people would not believe what he says.
HOW DO CHRISTIANS EXPLAIN THEIR SUPREME GOD HAVING FLAWED CHARACTER TRAITS LIKE ANGER AND VIOLENCE?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 29, 2019:
The angry, vengeful god is largely a creation of the Jews (based on gods of other cultures) and is found in The Hebrew Scriptures. Christianity tried to soften him but as people prefer to have righteous vengeance on their side, Christians continued the tradition of the angry, jealous Yahweh despite what Jesus said. "He" is merely an excuse for taking what the Christians wanted and being able to justify the taking, killing, or whatever atrocity was committed in the name of god. Some Christians today say that the Crusaders were not "real" Christians, but yeah, they were: they practiced the Christianity of the time. Regardless of the "inerrant" word of god, people will practice a religion in any manner that they see fit.
Dogs should be banned from stores except for certified, seeing-eye dogs.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 28, 2019:
Totally agree.
Headline on MSN "BELLA THORNE COMES OUT AS PANSEXUAL" Firstly who the hell is Bella Thorne and ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 28, 2019:
If you don't care, why did you post a rant about her?
Jared Kushner's Family Company Faces More Than 170 Baltimore Violations
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 28, 2019:
Oh, damn! Too bad for them. I hope that they are roasted.
Here's an argument you can use on your religious friends. God is perfect?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 28, 2019:
To a believer, that is no argument. Apart from freewill, they will say that god is god and we cannot understand everything he does because we are not perfect.
How did you deal with the empty nest syndrome?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 28, 2019:
I had no problems; it was time for my sons to leave the nest. They came back a couple of times and when they left after those times, I was glad to have my house back. One lives six minutes away from me and though I love him and his family dearly (especially the grandkids), they have their lives and I have mine.
Listening to the news this morning, I'm starting to wonder if the R party is actively working to ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 27, 2019:
I have gone beyond wondering and actively think that they are.
Of the millions of sperm that were launched in Marathon to fertilize an egg, you are the one who has...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 27, 2019:
Why not?
Read an article on The Guardian and thought I would post this question.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 27, 2019:
Exceedingly--and would be surprised, as well.
War has one distinct and practical use.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 27, 2019:
Agreed.
What gives your life meaning? Why keep going? (just curious)
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 27, 2019:
I keep going because otherwise, it is time to die--and I am not ready to die. That is all the meaning I need.
A world without religion?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 26, 2019:
Yes and yes. For decades, I have said that getting rid of religion will not stop wars or any of the other self-inflicted ills that plague humankind. Religion is an excuse and a validation for the harm that humans do to one another. It sounds SOOO much better to say, "God gave this land to me," than to say, "I want your land and I am going to take it." It is "easier" to say that god decreed that women are not equal to men than to explain why some men dominate women based on their egos and cultural traits.
We, as a country, need many more women and men who, in their careers in both public service and in ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 26, 2019:
The situation exists because the only "true" god is Mammon. Humans originally fought physically to stay alive and to get ahead; after the invention of money and the privatization of goods, force was still used, but the objective was to get as much wealth as possible. Humans still war but in the pursuit of riches, they more often ignore ethics and principles to get ahead than killing their enemies. It is why religions are corrupt.
Mad at god or don't believe?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 25, 2019:
Those people who are mad at god will not admit it!
Just received an email with an INCREDIBLE opportunity!! This has to be legitimate!! I'M IN!! ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 23, 2019:
I had a guy on a dating site who said that he was related to the Rothchilds and another family who "owned" the Illuminati. Apparently, something nasty was going to happen to me for not wanting to date him. That was years ago and I am still waiting. I went public--maybe that's why they didn't dispose of me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hhISmf9uf0
This is a post in response to another thread where someone was accused of being an ableist for ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 23, 2019:
No one should have to justify why he/she does not want to date someone. A simple, "No, thanks" is all that is needed.
Man tries to guilt me into meeting him 2,000 miles away.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 21, 2019:
On another site, I had a message from a man (who could be a smooth scammer) who lives in NYC. He is in his 30s. I told him his age and the distance are both problems and thanks, but no thanks. He wrote back saying age was no problem and we could arrange to meet. It irks me that he thought that I assumed age would be a problem for HIM, not me! It makes me regret being polite.
Ilhan Omar death threat leads to arrest of New York Trump supporter
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 19, 2019:
Trump should be arrested and charged as an accomplice.
The Moon landing was racist! OK. Why don't we send the trashy four to Mars? One way trip!
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 19, 2019:
This is a joke, right?
Was jesus entirely made up
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 18, 2019:
Yes--myth is often built around a real person, or several real people. Robert Graves says the myth/legend of Hercules was based on a series of strong men of the name.
So... you mean to tell me Jesus was born from a woman who was a virgin?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 18, 2019:
Christian apologetics addressed this contretemps in former centuries by concocting the explanation that Joseph was much older than Mary and had children by a former wife. There is no support in the Xtian Scriptures for this "theory" though many accept the idea of the old Joseph as truth--if fiction can be considered as such.
Meeting/A Negative Experience
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 18, 2019:
I have met no one from this site and, most likely, never will. There are few local men here.
What is it that makes holy water holy.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 17, 2019:
It is because the Pope sticks his finger it--maybe spits in it.
Michael RUSE: "Dawkins et al.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 16, 2019:
I was beginning to think that I was the only one who thought like this. Thank you for sharing!
[dailykos.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 15, 2019:
We can only hope.
As recently as 30 years ago, America was over 90% Christian.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 13, 2019:
I would venture to say that some of the 75% are "Christian" in name only, and I don't mean the obvious hypocrites. When people are polled or asked about religion, they will sometimes identify with Christianity because that is what they grew up with.
I've been wondering for a while if most of us on Agnostic are mostly estranged from our families of ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 11, 2019:
I am not estranged from what is left of my family.
Reading about the mega enterprise: Holy See, aka Catholic Church is always entertaining.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 10, 2019:
Comparing the death penalty to abortion is a logical fallacy. They are two separate and distinct issues.
Wisdom and beauty are gentle and delicate with hints of subtlety.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 9, 2019:
How and why does beauty fit into that equation?
Comes under the heading no shit
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 9, 2019:
Yup.
So Trump snaps at the British Ambassador and Prime Minister thus supporting what the Ambassador's ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 9, 2019:
Go figure!
Peterson thinks we got our ethics from our Judeo-Christian heritage.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 9, 2019:
I did not watch the video, but the process was the other way around. Humans had to cooperate in order to survive. Cooperate begat ethics that built upon innate empathy. Religion codified the ethical standards.
Are we the masters of our lives?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 8, 2019:
Yes and no. When I was in grad school, one of my profs posed the question of whether we write or whether we are written: we are written. We are written by heredity, biology, and culture. We are written by religion even if we are nonbelievers. However, within those parameters, we have some choices--or at least we do if we live in "free" country. I had the choice of going to school or not; however, I could make that choice and be successful because I have a modicum of intelligence. I made the choice to get married and to get divorced. I made the choice to move from California to Missouri. The question of why some people are able to succeed and others are not are based on variables. Some succeed despite odds and other with great odds fail. Shrug.
Is Sport a Religion? | Psychology Today Australia
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 7, 2019:
I did not need to read the article to say, "Yes, it is."
This is just a random thought of mine, and it's completely tasteless.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 7, 2019:
Oh, that is just horrible! However, I can hardly wait for the party to begin. I think spitting contests should also be held.
Nature and Science made me more spiritual (by that I mean attuned to myself) than any religious ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 5, 2019:
Same here--it is why I call myself a pagan atheist.
Alabama prosecutor drops charges against woman who lost fetus after being shot
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 4, 2019:
I should think so.
Fair is fair! City council may give up opening prayers after Satanist concludes opening with ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 4, 2019:
And why not? Many years ago, I worked at Walmart before and shortly after returning to school to get an MA; at the time, I was a practicing pagan. I went to their Xmas party at a local hall and though the store disavows religious affiliations, the dinner opened with a prayer and they had gotten a Christian group to sing. I could have taken traditional Xmas carols, but when they started singing "you better straighten up or go to hell," I got up and walked out. I complained to management and they had the regional director come to a meeting. They said that the religious elements would not have been allowed on the store's premises, but were allowed at a hall. I I pointed out it was still under the auspices of Walmart and asked if I could have stood up and called the quarters and requested the presence of the goddess and god; they hemmed and hawed and said, "No." They were sweating it but as I quit the next week, I did not pursue it.
Disclaimer: the following is based on several years of personal experience with online dating and ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 3, 2019:
I am not fond of dating sites, but I have been on and off them for about 14 years, starting when I was 52ish. They are what one makes of them. I cannot comment on your other dating profiles, but here are some observations about your profile here: 1. I cannot see that you listed your age. Many men would wonder why not. 2. None of your pictures are fully body shots. Without such pictures, some men would think "curvy" means obese--or are least quite a bit overweight. 3. Your profile says that your interests are: Smoking, Drinking, Weed, Cars, Science, Music, Books, Outdoors, Sports, Art, Love, Theater, Sex, Pets, Travel, Games. Smoking will rule out a lot of men these days. Drinking, the same—unless the guy drinks a lot. Weed? Can't gauge that one, but it will attract the 420 crowd. Sex: that's all some men will see, and in biased, sexist, double standard world, they will think that is why you are on a dating site. (Not saying that's fair, but life is not fair.) 4. Education: Other. What does that mean? And this: “The absolute worst thing (IME) that a woman can be it seems, is curvy. Ok fat. Heaven forbid a woman should actually look like a woman is supposed to.” What the hell? Because I am not fat or “curvy,” I look like a man? Women are not intended to be fat. Yeah, that is surely unbiased. Purple hair? That is entirely your business, but do not criticize a man for not liking it. I have seen guys post that they would NOT shave their scraggly bears for ANYONE, and that’s fine, but I would not date any of them We like what we like. I am almost 67, and I have no problems attracting 30 year olds, either, but 99% of them think that older women are desperate for sex with a younger man. Some good-looking younger man have approached me but most of them cannot get a woman their age. The biggest issues I find is that men are much the same on dating sites—and real life. Another is that I don’t want a life partner, to live with someone, or even to fall in love. I just want someone smart and conversant in topics that interest me to have lunch on dinner on occasion. Methinks you take the dating site “thing” too seriously. Relax, have fun, and remember, there are men in “real life,” too--and many of them are superficial, too.
How to get two over 6 ft tall teenagers to do chores around the house?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 1, 2019:
There's nothing you can do. The time to have solved this problem was before it started. My sons are over six feet and it was not a problem. By the way, their height has nothing to do with the issue: their upbringing has.
How do you respond when somebody you have never met in person and only exchanged a sentence or two ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 1, 2019:
I say, "I have trust issues and people have to prove themselves to me. I think everyone is dishonest until he/she proves to me otherwise over a period of time."
So, falling squarely in the WTF category.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 1, 2019:
He's a DOCTOR--of course he gets a lighter sentence.
Exploring the Historical Roots of Religious Freedom - TheHumanist.com
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jun 27, 2019:
One had the freedom of religion, but not the freedom to be non-religious.
Two Questions??
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jun 27, 2019:
Both of my deceased cats and my son's dog are buried in my yard. If my offspring follow my wishes, I will be cremated.
How do you teach your teenagers ethics and values?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jun 27, 2019:
By teaching your two and three year olds ethics and and values.
Is the universe infinite?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jun 25, 2019:
If the universe is finite, what starts where it ends?
The Boomers Are to Blame for Aging America - The Atlantic
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jun 25, 2019:
Soooo . . . I just lay down and die? Put me out to pasture?
Is this writer correct? Do we owe Gore an apology? [npr.org]
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jun 19, 2019:
Yes.
To have loved and lost.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jun 19, 2019:
At almost 67, my last relationship let me know that in reality, I don't want a serious relationship.
Whilst having a slightly drunken conversation with my daughter, the subject of pedophile priests ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jun 19, 2019:
Teachers, counselors--the same professions that pedophiles use now.
Judge sanctions Alex Jones over alleged threats to lawyers in Sandy Hook case | TheHill
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jun 18, 2019:
If I were not an atheist, I would say that I will pray that he gets his just desserts.
Do you suspect there is an evangelical arm of atheism that wants to convert religious practitioners ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jun 18, 2019:
Duh. There are fundie atheists who want to outlaw religion. They espouse the ideas of those who they hate.
What would you have said?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jun 16, 2019:
Just as you handled it. Sometimes, discretion is the better part of valor and saying nothing is the kindest path and cost us nothing.
Does anyone else struggle with hating religion?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jun 16, 2019:
I don't hate "religion": religion is only as valid as the people who espouse and practice the harmful or beneficial aspects found in religion. Those aspects were included in the tenets by humans. I abhor and detest people who practice the harmful aspects and those who misinterpret even the beneficial aspects.
A hypothetical moral dilemma: Dan melody are dating, Dan ask Melody" are you on birth control?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jun 15, 2019:
Even though the question is about the man, this is thinly disguised misogynistic post intended to paint the woman in a bad light for lying about using birth control. There is no reason in the world why he would not tell her about the vasectomy unless he wanted to test her. She failed but so did he.
A hypothetical moral dilemma: Dan melody are dating, Dan ask Melody" are you on birth control?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jun 14, 2019:
Dan started the lies when he asked Melody about birth control--why would he do so if he had a vasectomy? Was he baiting her or setting her up? Also, vasectomies can fail, even years after they are performed.
Asking if there is no god, what is the purpose of life is like...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jun 12, 2019:
The purpose of life is to procreate.
What did you want to grow up and be as an adult when you were a pre -teen?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jun 8, 2019:
A famous writer and/or a teacher. I became the teacher and someday, will achieve the other goal--when I cut back on the number of classes that I teach.
Here is the sarcastic joke of today?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jun 7, 2019:
I can't see the pictures, but I wouldn't marry Donald Trumpass if he were the last man on Earth, or the moon, or in the universe.
Wrong! I once wrote an essay called “Wrong”.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jun 6, 2019:
I am not sure of the point. Things go right, as well--have you written an essay about those aspects,too? In addition, the issues are well known; what is the point of reiterating them? What was analyzed in the essay or was it merely a list of things that went wrong?
“You are not controlling the storm, and you are not lost in it. You are the storm.” Sam Harris
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jun 3, 2019:
I realize that I am a pessimist and a realist, but 99% of humans are not "the storm." The vast majority of people are just trying to wait out the storm, and for many, the onslaught never ends. They lack initiative and wait for an external "storm" to save them.
Swiped this off of Facebook & I'm not ashamed to admit it!
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jun 2, 2019:
Thanks--I just posted it on FB.
Men shouldn't be making laws about women's bodies
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jun 2, 2019:
Indeed, especially when the laws are not reciprocal. Personally, I would ban the sale of Viagra and throw men in jail for impregnating women when the women did not want to get pregnant.
I've posted this before but every time I do I get berated for doing so.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jun 2, 2019:
For the love of god [sic], why are you beating a dead horse? I explained this to you in linguistic terms in your last post. A word "means" whatever a person or culture wants it to mean. Because YOU have no concept does not mean that others do not. The concept of definition of god does not have to more than "the man in the sky" for the person who adheres to that thought. Logical fallacy: because I have no concept of the word "god," other people do not, either. And I would bet $100 against a nickel that you do have a "concept" of god: by even saying or thinking the word, thoughts or images come to mind. You want a definition? Here ya go: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/god
Father Forced 14-Year-Old Daughter To Marry Her Rapist | Michael Stone
Gwendolyn2018 comments on May 31, 2019:
Quite Biblical: Deuteronomy 22:28-29 New International Version (NIV) 28 If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, 29 he shall pay her father fifty shekels[a] of silver. He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives. The rationalization is that once she is raped, she is spoiled goods and no one else would marry her. A rapist for a husband was better than no husband at all.
Georgia church hires woman to make contact with the dead | Barry Duke
Gwendolyn2018 comments on May 31, 2019:
I should have applied for the job. I find this amusing as The Hebrew Scriptures are clear that the dead SHOULD NOT be consulted, i.e. the raising of Samuel by the Seer of Endor.
Thought my fellow agnostics would appreciate this!
Gwendolyn2018 comments on May 30, 2019:
Just sayin' . . .
How important is someones income to you?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on May 29, 2019:
For friends, doesn't matter, but I will not date a poor man again--or one who does not know how to manage his money.
Is it too late to save the life on this planet as we know it? [thetyee.ca]
Gwendolyn2018 comments on May 29, 2019:
"As we know it," yes. Humans will die and the next dominant species will arise. Unfortunately, we will take a lot of other species down with us.
This article popped up in my inbox today.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on May 29, 2019:
Caveat emptor.
Thought my fellow agnostics would appreciate this!
Gwendolyn2018 comments on May 29, 2019:
I know this isn't true because god is a cat. Duh.
Some wild flowers from the Olympic National Park including a rare orchid. We did see a banana slug.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on May 29, 2019:
Banana slugs . . . I lived in Northern Cali for 40 years. Those slugs can take down a garden bed overnight. Their slime is impossible to get off clothing. If they would only stay in the forest where they belong, all would be great.
If there was one thing that should make anyone doubt God exists it would be Televangelists.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on May 29, 2019:
Forty years ago, I heard Jim Bakker tell his "flock" that god wanted them to be rich but they had to do what he (god) wanted (and what Jim told them to do). He said that he was doing what god wanted and was being rewarded; if the viewers were not rich, they were not doing what god wanted.
In a few generations the caucasion race will be extinct.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on May 26, 2019:
I'm ok with that.
A friend and I were watching a documentary called Darwin: No Services Ahead.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on May 26, 2019:
I did a search using Goggle images and the closest match was pigeons and doves. :)
He Pope compares abortion to 'hiring a HITMAN' as he says it can never be condoned With the ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on May 26, 2019:
It's easy to talk the talk, not so easy to walk the walk. During the witch persecutions, midwives were target because they performed abortions and gave primitives versions of birth control.
PSA: Instructions for folding fitted sheets.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on May 25, 2019:
One of the few things of value that my mother taught me was how to fold a fitted sheet. I have at least six sets of sheets (to match the quilts that I have made). They are of varying quality but I am the only one sleeps on them so if I am happy, then "everyone" is happy.
Have you ever been annoyed by just the sight or voice of a person?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on May 25, 2019:
Yes, especially voices.
A couple weeks ago, an experienced volunteer who had dedicated her life to working with Pitbulls was...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on May 25, 2019:
I have a former student who has a rescue pitbull that attacked his mother's caregiver and his mother! They both had severe bites, but survived. He made excuses for the dog and kept it. If I had a chihuahua who attacked people, I would have it put down. While dog abuse abhors me, it is no excuse for keeping alive a dog that is dangerous.
My sentiments exactly!
Gwendolyn2018 comments on May 24, 2019:
My garage floor sprang "leaks" because the ground was so saturated, the water had no place to go. I have a small lake at the end of my property. Still, I am much luckier than the people who were truly flooded or were hit with tornadoes.
gothic metal is my life
Gwendolyn2018 comments on May 24, 2019:
How nice for you.
Nearly 40% of Americans can't cover a surprise $400 expense
Gwendolyn2018 comments on May 24, 2019:
Not necessarily--my offspring makes more money than I do and borrows money from me. This is not an isolated case. Most people do not live within their means; if they get a raise, they buy a new car, which not only means a higher car payment, but higher insurance. When I get a raise, I bank it. More people should be like Gwen
Performed lobotomy on himself.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on May 23, 2019:
It is hard for me to believe that this man ever passed his GE classes in order to become a doctor.
What small pleasures delight you?
Gwendolyn2018 comments on May 23, 2019:
Hands in the dirt. Knitting an afghan or sweater. Quilting. Getting an email from a grad student who thanked me for being a "rock star teacher" and another telling me that I was the "most engaged" instructor he has had.
Many are firmly convinced that religions are the greatest obstacle to peaceful and prosperous ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on May 23, 2019:
My opinion is that the problem is people. If all people died, there would be no religion.
Protesters Outside UK School Insist “God Created Women for Men’s Pleasure” | Hemant Mehta | ...
Gwendolyn2018 comments on May 23, 2019:
As an educator, parent, and grandparent, this enrages me in more ways than one.

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