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I am retired from working as a social worker/counsellor for 48 years. I am an atheist very involved in political economics, social action and politics. A friend once described me as an iconoclast -- smasher of sacred cows -- because of my tendency to see a different point of view.

I used to be a credible athlete and still can perform in some sports at a credible level. I am handy with tools and home renos. I am a voracious reader of many subjects. Last summer my ex-wife, kids. and grandkids went to a resort together where we had a wonderful time on the beach, skiing, boating, tubing, canoeing, and eating!

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I have a question for the people that are 100% certain that no gods exist. How are you THAT certain?...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 22, 2019:
This is why. It is ludicrous. And actually the universe is 50-70 billion light years across not 13.
I bought this plant, as a pathetic starter vine with 3 leaves, in May. A little TLC and it has ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 21, 2019:
Gorgeous flower.
Question: Sexual positions are for practical purposes endless (at least 700 variations). What are ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 21, 2019:
Any that I can remember.
I'm supposed to be writing today instead I am distracted by all you Witchy women and all of your ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 21, 2019:
I get it.!
She's my good, scratch that, very good and sexy friend Bianca, she's sexy as hell, a photographer ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 21, 2019:
She is a charmer!
Good morning sunshine! A view from my house this morning. Sunrise over Mt Pilchuck and the Cascades...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 21, 2019:
My community buried them all. No wires in sight.
Democracy is being killed in the US
ToolGuy comments on Jul 21, 2019:
So much for free speech and freedom of choice.
Sitting in a coffee shop right now, as I do most Sunday mornings, and I am overwhelmed with ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 21, 2019:
Are you journaling? I too am alone most days and being retired, I wonder if I collapse and die would anyone come looking for me? But I write a lot. I belong to some political and social action groups. I have a self-imposed mission to reshape the thinking of people through my writing and occasional interactions. But I would encourage you to. Journal about your experiences. From a third person perspective. And start by identifying for what you are feeling grateful. A coffee shop and the ability to afford coffee. Not a bad start. Elaborate on the feelings that evokes. Talk this over with your therapist.
Star Trek: Picard | SDCC Trailer - Sir Patrick Stewart Returns - YouTube
ToolGuy comments on Jul 21, 2019:
Twitter went nuts over this news. Tons of posts.
What number R U ???
ToolGuy comments on Jul 21, 2019:
6
I live in Philadelphia and it is about 62 zillion degrees today, so I am inside and looking for some...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 21, 2019:
Couldn’t care less.
Would you honestly stay in America if Trump wins again
ToolGuy comments on Jul 21, 2019:
His policies and the policies of every president and Congress impact the rest of the world more than perhaps they should. You would not be escaping him, just getting different impacts.
My philosophy
ToolGuy comments on Jul 21, 2019:
My sentiment exactly.
Parents Should Sleep With Babies At Least 3 Years for Optimal Brain Development, Pediatrician Says....
ToolGuy comments on Jul 21, 2019:
Once again we ignore individual differences as well as individual differences. This is a classic example of a reified theory. Some babies are fine with these arrangements. Some are not. I have completed several hundred family assessments and worked with preschoolers in treatment for 7 years. We had several children who followed this practice and they were still anxiously attached. And then there are my nieces and nephew who did not follow this practice and all are well over the average in height. No energy wasted there. All very healthy. There is a lot of empirical evidence saying this is not true.
Good morning! 😉 Going out to have some fun😅 how about you? How are you spending your weekend?
ToolGuy comments on Jul 21, 2019:
Painting and/or getting rid to paint.
Describe your sex life using a movie title. Free Willy
ToolGuy comments on Jul 21, 2019:
The Hand
One more atrocity from trump
ToolGuy comments on Jul 21, 2019:
Incompetence. Cruel. Irresponsible.
Question: Do you like your butt cheeks played with? Clothed, not clothed...how?
ToolGuy comments on Jul 20, 2019:
Think so. Hard to remember. Must remember to be hard!
Landscapes — 1: Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia, 2006. 2: St Ives, Cornwall, England,...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 20, 2019:
Lovely.
“That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Today marks 50 years since ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 20, 2019:
An awesome achievement.
Freddy McConnell, transgender man who gave birth, fights to be named as father on child's birth ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 20, 2019:
Does this give a new meaning to the phrase "Go f**k yourself?
Rare $0.05 cent Canadian bill found in U.K.
ToolGuy comments on Jul 20, 2019:
Hahahahaha! I have a bundle of them including the other denominations. I used to work at Canadian Tire pumping gas and a customer told me he was saving up for a Cadillac. Didn’t have the heart to tell him the we didn’t sell them. We just sold parts for them. Lol
Josh and Shannon Harris separation: The author of abstinence book I Kissed Dating Goodbye is ending ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 20, 2019:
I was just thinking about how I should write a book now at my age while I still can. Not about dating but counselling. Talked with other therapists about my ideas and practice and I get good resonance.
Spotlight on Texas [westerndigs.org]
ToolGuy comments on Jul 20, 2019:
Fascinating articles. Blows the bible dates out of the water! Lol
The Cats Trailer Looks Great, You Weirdos
ToolGuy comments on Jul 20, 2019:
Thanks for posting this. Looks great.
Full disclosure: I’m just points mongering here.
ToolGuy comments on Jul 20, 2019:
Why bother?
I have a strange question. Why do "believers" hold their hands together and bow. Do all ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 20, 2019:
Who cares?
Any of you Ethical Sluts doing something fun this weekend?? Any parties or sexiness going on? Yes......
ToolGuy comments on Jul 19, 2019:
Nada, as usual.
Ya think, @germangirl90439? lol...just another faery tale.
ToolGuy comments on Jul 19, 2019:
Right on.
[yahoo.com] Trump fumes over media coverage of Ilhan Omar's welcome home - jealous you think? - ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 19, 2019:
Pushback against his racism.
I photograph what I love. This is a very favorite. My granddaughter, who is 14 now. lol
ToolGuy comments on Jul 19, 2019:
Exceptional photo.
Very interesting article about therapy, and how it might be improved. [app.getpocket.com] Edit: ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 19, 2019:
This is click bait to get people to sign up with Pocket.
my old obsession, petroglyphs! There are several here I've not seen - [smithsonianmag.com]
ToolGuy comments on Jul 19, 2019:
We have a Petroglyphs park near where I live and I saw what seemed to be Petroglyphs when I travelled up the Amazon River.
I wonder what cockpit will be changed to.
ToolGuy comments on Jul 19, 2019:
Is that not just a rude word for a container where one puts cocks? Surely they won’t change it to vagina! It is at times like this I really miss George Carlin! The origin off the word likely has something to do with a place of entertainment — you know where male roosters fight each other for the honour of procreation but the viewers gamble on the winner. Which leads me to the super max controversy. But I think I will stop my ramblings here. Too Sensitive a topic for this whose loved ones died.
Another favorite beach shot, the little guy is my four year old grandson Ben. 😊
ToolGuy comments on Jul 19, 2019:
Nice action shot!
Have been fortunate in life to have experienced demonstrated unconditional love, from grandmother ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 19, 2019:
Yep. My mother. Grandkids.
Do you watch porn? What's your favorite? I dont generally watch porn... but being alone sometimes...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 18, 2019:
Tried watching it but it was too predictable and boring. And a lot of it was distasteful. Too many women are forced into performing.
[yahoo.com] The House votes to set aside vote on impeachment today - I am disappointed anyone ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 18, 2019:
It will get worse as Trump gets more desperate.
What do you suppose she's thinking? Make your own caption...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 18, 2019:
Can I trust you?
Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress - The Hollies For some reason people think this is CCR [youtu.be]...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 18, 2019:
The song was written in the swamp rock[4][5] style of Creedence Clearwater Revival, in terms of the vocal, rhythm, and melodic style. It came out in the spring of 1972 (the same year Creedence split up). Clarke imitated John Fogerty's vocal style, which was based on the Creedence song "Green River". According to Clarke, the song was written "in about five minutes". This is a quote from Wikipedia.
We seem to be in a spiral.
ToolGuy comments on Jul 18, 2019:
Unfortunately this meme is dreadfully inaccurate. The economy tanks after the Dems take over and raise taxes cutting the deficit which is austerity because they also cut programmes and services. Reducing taxes on the rich is a two-for-one bonus. It saves the 1% tax money AND gives them the opportunity to buy government bonds thereby receiving interest from the debt. So they have a reduction in tax liability and an increase in holding government debt or assets. Also the measure of economic progress seems to be an increase int he Dow Jones’s and Nasdaq.
Trump pop quiz.
ToolGuy comments on Jul 18, 2019:
I vote for e.
[m.youtube.com] Yeah I would
ToolGuy comments on Jul 18, 2019:
Not available
Date Bars - Cooking Light
ToolGuy comments on Jul 18, 2019:
Stealing! In my K.M. Recipe book! Lol
I hung my camera over the fence to catch the sunflowers. But when I downloaded the picture, there ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 18, 2019:
You hung well.
Was jesus entirely made up
ToolGuy comments on Jul 18, 2019:
Christ was a mythical figure used to market the new corporate church. Miracles attributed to him were described in ancient Egypt and folded into the narrative to get people to buy in.
He forgot the toilet paper
ToolGuy comments on Jul 18, 2019:
Dog using a bidet?
Question: Sexual positions are for practical purposes endless (at least 700 variations). What are ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 18, 2019:
Don’t remember.
This post is about grief. My mom died last week. My husband died last year. My grandpa a few years...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 18, 2019:
Yes. I have endured a lot of losses and while none is easy, all are surmountable.
I am often WOWed by science, but occasionally, I am WOWed by the extreme level of stupidity of some ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 18, 2019:
He is a mythical creature. Never existed. It is all a giant con game with the corporate church running a public relations campaign second to none.
‘Trump’s Going to Get Re-elected, Isn’t He?’
ToolGuy comments on Jul 18, 2019:
This guy is part of the problem.
Hot hot hot! There's gonna be a four day heat wave in NYC and much of the surrounding areas, ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 18, 2019:
I believe that they are calling it a heat dome. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/what-heat-dome-everything-you-need-know-n614176
Rand Paul delays attempt to reauthorize 9/11 first responder bill
ToolGuy comments on Jul 18, 2019:
Only the Republicans. Some of the dems.
Are We Having Too Much Fun? - The Atlantic - Pocket
ToolGuy comments on Jul 17, 2019:
I am not feeling it as fun.
Elementary-School Curriculum Is All Wrong - The Atlantic
ToolGuy comments on Jul 17, 2019:
The young girl drawing clowns exhibited a common reading mistake where she did not read the whole word.Sometimes indicative of a learning disability
[msnbc.com] Why did Kelly Conway ask a Jewish reporter "what's your ethnicity"? Was this ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 17, 2019:
To deflect from her boss.
A few witticisms to start the day: I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything until noon. Then ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 17, 2019:
Good ones. Some of them resonate!
You are not alone [youtube.com]
ToolGuy comments on Jul 17, 2019:
Too funny! Great show!
World's Greatest Gallery of Mushrooms That Look Like Butts
ToolGuy comments on Jul 17, 2019:
This post reminded me of a photo I took two years ago. This time the tree reminded me of a butt and the fungi was something one could speculate on.
What is it that makes holy water holy.... is it the gestures or is there some incantation that we ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 17, 2019:
Why does it matter? Mythology. It comes from the radiators of cars because the hell has been boiled out of it.
The Rise and Fall of the English Sentence - Nautilus - Pocket
ToolGuy comments on Jul 17, 2019:
Interesting read.
Not one Republican votes to allow debate on resolution condemning Trump’s racist attacks | Raw ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 17, 2019:
Terribly sad state of affairs.
Cactus doesn't need much care and it doesn't need water everyday, they are strong to survived every ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 17, 2019:
Love cacti! I am hearing you!
An observation; Over the past generations, child-rearing has become a competitive sport, our kid's ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 16, 2019:
As a 12 year old boy I worked for a drug store stocking shelves when I wasn’t delivering drugs and such. Carried a pouch with money as my float for making change and rode my bike up to 5 miles away from the store. Did that until age 14. Took a little over a year off working and then at age 16 worked at a 24/7 gas bar pumping gas and sometimes was alone all night with cash. Once worked non-stop from 7am Saturday morning until 11 am Sunday morning when the supervisor finally showed up and the day crew arrived. My mom was not pleased. Lol My kids NEVER had to do that kind of work. But they have travelled the world and my daughter decided in her early 20s to tour around the world living by herself in Colombia for three months. Easier for me to tell you where she has never been. Both my sons also have been to places I have never gone to. And the have all been to places that I have been to except Newfoundland and Labrador.
[yahoo.com] The ACLU files suit vs the Trump administration for eliminating asylum protections. ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 16, 2019:
Right on. Somewhat overdue.
5,910 more points to level 9!
ToolGuy comments on Jul 16, 2019:
The death of capitalism may save human life on this planet.
Me tonight.
ToolGuy comments on Jul 16, 2019:
Make a plan and schedule for tomorrow. Do that each night.
Just a reminder of how lost conservatives tend to be ... Do you have an achievement you'd like to ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 16, 2019:
This is NOT really accurate. Some — many — have been undone and others are in deprogress. It is designed to make cons look like losers. If there were a tic box beside each category I would tick off the ones that the Liberals won in the beginning but have lost since.
Sounds right to me...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 16, 2019:
Artificial dialogue that likely would not take place from the get-go.
Why do the Rethuglicans hope to gain by justifying the President's attacks?
ToolGuy comments on Jul 16, 2019:
POWER.
I don't know if this is the place for this but here goes..The End of the Empire [truthdig.com]
ToolGuy comments on Jul 16, 2019:
This is an almost 2 year old article. No better prognosticator exists in the USA today.
[theguardian.com] Every single Roman Catholic is implicated in this RCC inspired policy. Where ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 16, 2019:
The world is mad.
Society is pushing elite bad actors into the spotlight who were shielded by their ivory towers. Your...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 16, 2019:
I liked the little survey machine in the middle of the article. The USA restored the aristocracy and oligarchy early immigrants were fleeing from in Europe.
Anybody ever end a relationship and feel both good and bad about doing it? seems like doing the ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 16, 2019:
Every one of them.
[m.youtube.com] Yeah I would give up everything just to have Norm back
ToolGuy comments on Jul 16, 2019:
Interesting sky where it sort of looks like the North American continent in blue framed by the clouds. Lovely sentiments in the song.
Woo Hoo!!! Just hit level 7.9!!! Time to shamelessly debase myself all over the site hoping for ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 16, 2019:
Don’t worry about it. Likely you will not get one. They told me that they had run out. That was over a month ago. I reached the mark for one over 40,000 points ago. Still no shirt.
Is Consciousness Fractal? - Nautilus - Pocket
ToolGuy comments on Jul 15, 2019:
I helped my youngest son with a science fair presentation on fractals when he was in elementary school.
If you are not actively opposing Donald Trump now, you are part of the problem.
ToolGuy comments on Jul 15, 2019:
True dat!
My joke fell flat. How do you recover?
ToolGuy comments on Jul 15, 2019:
He took it personally.
Woman Arrested For Driving With A Pool On The Roof, With Kids In It - Oddee
ToolGuy comments on Jul 15, 2019:
Mental health status assessment in order?
[dailykos.com] Trump administration stole at least 18 babies as young as 4 months from migrant ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 15, 2019:
Crimes against humanity.
[motherjones.com] Will a $15 minimum wage kill jobs and hurt the poor?
ToolGuy comments on Jul 15, 2019:
Nope.
It's here! Valley Review's Greg Mcconkey has put together your one-stop-shop to prepare you for ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 15, 2019:
Voting based on the sales pitches of parties is silly. Look at the philosophies and values of the parties and their representatives. And look at actual data. Is there evidence to show that the parties are rejecting the rule of Neoliberalism? And is Neoconservatism on the rise with right-wing populism? Of course the crucial question is the climate crisis and the 6th extinction now under way. We live in the Neoliberal Age of Austerity and corporate rule for whom there is no austerity but lots of handouts — socialism for the rich. Fossil fuels subsidies and pipelines come to mind. None of this will change without reforming our electoral system to make it genuinely representative with MMPR but Trudeau lied about that one. We have three Neoliberal parties — The Neoliberal Triangle made up of Greens, Libs and Cons — and one quasi-social Democratic Party — the NDP. Neoliberal parties prefer to enact policies when in power that benefit their corporate friends — The Greens like green-washed corporations and their limited reps in BC and Ontario have already sided with LibCons against Labour — but will often present a platform that tries to get progressive voters or ordinary Canadians to support them with goodies that we then are told are unaffordable without means tests or some other qualifier. And the LibCons then erode them. Health care and pensions are examples that started as universal because the NDP held the balance of power but we have since lost bits and pieces during LibCon rule because of Paul Martin’s austerity practices in part. He eroded federal transfers to provinces who then limited programmes providing universal healthcare. Progressive income taxes used to hold inequality in check but they are no longer very progressive on higher incomes with tons of loopholes and hence inequality is taking off. Inequality means that the rich 1% receive more benefit from the economy than they deserve and certainly more than the 99% who often produce the wealth growth. Look at the change in the share of economic growth that has gone to different segments of society. Unfortunately, none of the federal parties will state the obvious. Sovereign federal governments have the power to create the money needed for the programmes voters want and to fix the problems facing us but instead pretend they don’t and further pretend the income tax system is their only source of revenue. It isn’t. Provincial and municipal governments do not have that money creation power unless they establish Public Banks and even then it is limited. Yanis Varoufakis has described a model for fixing the EU political system and moribund economy which should also be enacted in Canada. The same types of problems between federal and regional authorities exist here as ...
BBC - Future - Has humanity reached ‘peak intelligence’?
ToolGuy comments on Jul 15, 2019:
Very informative. Well written. touched on may aspects and while reading it, as I thought of critical points they were often addressed.
My sister died yesterday after being sick for 2-3 years. They asked me to do a reading at the mass. ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 15, 2019:
My mom was a Mennonite and her kids are all atheists. I wrote and read a eulogy describing her life from the perspective of a woman who faced trauma from: early childhood in WW1, the Russian revolution, economic hardship, emigrating to a foreign land at age 14, one year of schooling in that land, the depression of the thirties, interment in a concentration camp for a few weeks during WW2, three children, losing two husbands, sexual assault, etc. What allowed her to survive those experiences and live to be almost 101? I postulated that it was because she populated her life with beauty: music, art, leatherwork, flowers, etc. And how it informed my work as a therapist. So what made your sister special as @Julie808 suggests? But it is NOT easy to get up and say the words in front of everybody. None of it has to be religious.
Follow-up to a post from 2-3 weeks ago: I recently reported that a local guy had expressed interest...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 15, 2019:
Give me ambiguity or give me something else.
A beautiful woman is more than her body... Here's a very beautiful woman... Don't you think so ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 15, 2019:
Beautiful!
Dark Chocolate Chewy-Gooey Brownies
ToolGuy comments on Jul 14, 2019:
Stealing. Putting it my K.M. Section on recipes!
[dailykos.] AG Barr is destroying the Justice Department - the lawyers working there just staged ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 14, 2019:
Good on them.
Question: Do you enjoy cunnilingus? Giving, receiving, or both?
ToolGuy comments on Jul 14, 2019:
Giving of course!
Good morning! A Sunday morning quote from Bill Gates, to which I can totally relate: "Just in ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 14, 2019:
Make a special breakfast and the same thing I do every morning. I am retired!
Anyone else feel that it isn’t necessary to get married? Most people I date want to get married, ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 14, 2019:
Marriage or common-law is no different in many places. Getting into a relationship is relatively easy but leaving is difficult married or not. One of my friends got married at age 89 and died a few years later. His wife kept her house and she moved back into it after he died.
How many of you feel as if your lack of any sort of religious or spiritual belief system has ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 14, 2019:
I was an Atheist before I entered puberty so do not relate to this.
Brazil is becoming a theocracy, in Rio de Janeiro, there are Christian thugs who belong to the drug ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 14, 2019:
I get that you want to escape Brazil. My son-in-law is frown there and left when he was 12 or so. We went there for his wedding with my daughter and I toured several parts of the country after including the Rocinha Favela which is now experiencing violence after relative peace. Very sad.
Do you think it is dysfunctional when 50 YO kids and their parent(s) spend nearly all their free ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 14, 2019:
Hardly see my kids. Special occasions.
Anyone else feel that it isn’t necessary to get married? Most people I date want to get married, ...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 14, 2019:
Not necessary.
‪we are all americans not democrats and republicans. We are not white, black, hispanic, christian,...
ToolGuy comments on Jul 14, 2019:
But that is NOT how most people see it.
Why We’re Patriotic - Nautilus - Pocket
ToolGuy comments on Jul 13, 2019:
Understanding our biological and hereditary factors is really important but we are still at the beginning of that exploration.
Skin peel story
ToolGuy comments on Jul 13, 2019:
I think that custom was started long before his alleged existence. But it is really funny!
Question: What kind of porn is your biggest turn on?
ToolGuy comments on Jul 13, 2019:
An actual story line.

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