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Who is the most overrated band in your opinion?
daylily comments on Aug 21, 2018:
All of them after 1980. Okay, 1985, but that's it!
twill replies on Aug 21, 2018:
BOOOO!!! Lots of great music and outstanding musicians since 1980. And 1985. Fantastic songs.
Who is the most overrated band in your opinion?
Clauddvon comments on Aug 20, 2018:
Rolling Stones
twill replies on Aug 21, 2018:
Live, from what I've heard...they suck. BADLY. (Except for "Get Yer Ya's Ya's Out.....w/ Mick Taylor) Absolutely the worst sounding, worst playing, sloppiest live band I've ever heard, on disc and film. Disclaimer: I've never been to one of their shows
Who is the most overrated band in your opinion?
Krish55 comments on Aug 20, 2018:
Can We Guess Who?
twill replies on Aug 21, 2018:
@Krish55 Guess Who, Burton Cummings....Great Band. Great Songs
Great article about dating services [yahoo.com]
Nottheonlyone comments on Aug 19, 2018:
It's so depressing. I'm starting to think that single men my age are all single for good reasons.
twill replies on Aug 20, 2018:
Aww .....I'd walk a mile for ya
Great article about dating services [yahoo.com]
Heliotrope comments on Aug 20, 2018:
Speaking as someone also on the wrong side of 50, need to face the reality that “baldies” are going to be in our dating pool. That in and of itself isn’t a dealbreaker for me. But some of her experiences sound frustrating.
twill replies on Aug 20, 2018:
Did you read the readers comments? I scrolled thru about 30 and they were heartless and unforgiving
Hypnosis changed my mind on religion and christianity.
RobLawrence comments on Aug 18, 2018:
Congratulations on your awakening! Sorry you had to endure so many years of psychological torture at the hands of the religious. My own awakening came my freshman year in college while taking a comparative religion course. Prior to taking that course, I had no idea how many "gods" were said to ...
twill replies on Aug 18, 2018:
Seems like the most brainwashed are the young. After 40, or few life experiences, or simply getting your head above and starting to think clears a lot of this up
A book I am reading now:The Darkening Age Anyone else?
Jthurston2 comments on Aug 15, 2018:
I'm looking forward to reading this one myself.
twill replies on Aug 15, 2018:
I got my copy from Amazon....had to wait quite a while. Almost 2 months
This is important.
seaspot_run comments on Aug 9, 2018:
The scary thing is in close contests enough leftists will want to stay "pure" by voting 3rd party to cost us valuable seats. I say this as someone who voted Nader in 2000, but that was in a deep red state. And I'm ashamed of that vote now.
twill replies on Aug 10, 2018:
If you don't your simply rubber stamping the worst of the democraP Party. How to vote for Hillary while disapproving of the way they railroaded Sanders? Seriously. And the truth is, they still haven't acknowledged their misbehavin', at least to my knowledge. SAD. Many elections (like 2016!) are HANDED to them on a silver platter. They slap the gumbo right onto the floor. The Dems have serious problems to fix, or they can continue to be RepublicanT Lite. I'm not ready to waste my vote and be their Gimp. Obama cost me $1000's ( more than a "few" !) ..... I've contributed to their idiocy. Mightily. 1000's of Americans lost their homes.......wtf, whose side do you think the Dems are on anyway????? No hope and just a little $change$ in my pocket. SO yes I voted 3rd Party again ( Wacko #3) in 2016. NO Guilt here whatsoever.
Here's what happens when religious teachings become immoral
p-nullifidian comments on Aug 9, 2018:
"Religions often treat faith or even religious certitude as a virtue." Not merely religions, but society as a whole seems to accept, if not promote, religious faith. Even Wolf Blitzer needed to be reminded that surviving a tornado is not the result of faith in a higher power! ...
twill replies on Aug 9, 2018:
I am sooooo tired of the "liberal, Secular, God Hating USA Media" promoting religion. It blows holes in the non stop christian chant about being picked on.
OK - Advice needed.
Strabo comments on Aug 6, 2018:
I'm intrigued because the level of risk-aversion displayed in the comments is much higher than I was expecting. My motivation for telling my boss now was to do the right thing by him and allowing him more lead time to arrange a replacement (as well as taking the opportunity to have a difficult ...
twill replies on Aug 6, 2018:
Then do what's best for your conscience Strabo. Businesses by definition as inanimate objects don't have one. Satisfy yourself, your needs. You have to live with it. If you get screwed, oh well.....just plan on it. If you don't get screwed, even better
So why does God/ Yahweh.
seaspot_run comments on Aug 4, 2018:
what I always wondered is why just once and why THERE? I mean, if you want to make sure everyone believes in you, wouldn't you show up on a regular basis?
twill replies on Aug 5, 2018:
Yes you'd think so. I guess that shows the value of a few "witnesses"?
So why does God/ Yahweh.
LucyLoohoo comments on Aug 4, 2018:
Funny--I just had this thought! If god really, REALLY wanted to communicate with us...why did he quit? Why not get a Facebook page? Why not use SKYPE?
twill replies on Aug 4, 2018:
Glad to hear! Thoughts / questions like this just pop into my head every once in a while. I guess having an open mind allows this? LOL
So why does God/ Yahweh.
joeymf86 comments on Aug 4, 2018:
You mean astrology?
twill replies on Aug 4, 2018:
No. I mean lining up, creating all of the stars in the shape of letters.
So why does God/ Yahweh.
Stevil comments on Aug 4, 2018:
If you become a God. Do this! But what language?
twill replies on Aug 4, 2018:
All of them. WTF....he's God
So why does God/ Yahweh.
Sensiwoman7 comments on Aug 4, 2018:
Because God usually chooses to send the messages trought the usual ways and people to believe . He don't want to shock because if you're not willing to believe a simple thing you'll not be willing to believe either a complicated thing..
twill replies on Aug 4, 2018:
Don't you think the Sky Writing would be the less complicated way to go?
Do you feel optimistic about the future??
Denker comments on Jul 20, 2018:
I take comfort from the fact that whatever we do, however badly we poison the planet and cut into its animal population, Mother Nature is very probably going to find a way to bounce back. Planet Earth has been through huge asteroid strikes, periods of malodorous atmospheres, ice ages and hothouse ...
twill replies on Jul 21, 2018:
That sums it up for me. Well said!
So, was talking to a friend of mine this weekend at a BBQ.
twill comments on Jun 17, 2018:
At the grocery store, and in restaraunts, I point out to my kids what obese/ extremely obese people eat.....
twill replies on Jun 18, 2018:
@Holli to learn how basic math, personal discipline and self awareness function together
So, was talking to a friend of mine this weekend at a BBQ.
birdingnut comments on Jun 14, 2018:
I raised my kids semi-vegetarian; much of their protein came from sprouted organic legumes, avocados, natural peanut butter, but they also drank kefir, ate homemade yoghurt, cheese, butter. They were never sick-never even caught colds-their entire childhoods, and were tumbling and dance ...
twill replies on Jun 17, 2018:
@SLBushway I tend to agree that it is the mass quantities of meat consumption that is harmful
In the back of my mind.
birdingnut comments on Jun 14, 2018:
Hi, Twill, Trump and Kim only met for 45 minutes, mostly as a photo op and to grandstand for their supporters. But all they did is sign a statement of intent, with no timeline schedule for disarmament. What army are you talking about..have you been watching the Conspiracy Channel, otherwise ...
twill replies on Jun 17, 2018:
Hi birdingnut....the army I am referring to is NK's. I can't be convinced of Trump's allegiance to America . Reasons are pretty obvious. I hope I am wrong.
A question that I hope will not turn ugly as I truly don’t mean it to be.
OrangeJuice comments on Jun 10, 2018:
Not sure if my two cents is worth much but some if it has to do with the cultural war. It seems people are given fewer and fewer options today. One must either be one one side or the other. We need a centrist party not given over to either a political or religious ideology.
twill replies on Jun 10, 2018:
It seems like 2 choices is what we get....bad and worser
Does anyome recommend any books similar to this one? [nytimes.com]
kiramea comments on Jun 8, 2018:
I like this book: https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Dark_Side_of_Christian_History.html?id=WQBbDQAAQBAJ=frontcover=kp_read_button#v=onepage&q&f=false It's old, but very informative.
twill replies on Jun 8, 2018:
Thanks
Excluding religion, what are some of the other forms of bullshit that you are growing tired of?
ProudMerry comments on May 2, 2018:
Hearing Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton mentioned in current Republican political ads (my primary is May 8 ). For shit's sake, neither one of them are in public office. Let it go.
twill replies on Jun 6, 2018:
I dunno.....1/2 the Dems are running against Trump. Even the dogcatcher
Excluding religion, what are some of the other forms of bullshit that you are growing tired of?
LouRaven comments on May 1, 2018:
Cancer research Organizations creating fundraising events for cancer research When the reality is: The chemotherapy business makes $ Brest cancer pink runs. Big bullshit right there! How about education on proper diet? Effects of detergents, fabreeze use, etc? Hormones in milk and meat?...
twill replies on Jun 6, 2018:
It would certainly do us much more service if prevention were part of the agenda
Has anyone here read One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America by Kevin...
VAL3941 comments on Jun 2, 2018:
Certainly not under Trump ?
twill replies on Jun 2, 2018:
@VAL3941 LOL. ..I wish! He's definitely getting the job done for the Christian WRONG. We are all expendable (I definitely see a Bad Moon Rising)
Has anyone here read One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America by Kevin...
VAL3941 comments on Jun 2, 2018:
Certainly not under Trump ?
twill replies on Jun 2, 2018:
Trump is just a Useful Idiot
"What Do You Know About The Separation of State and Church?
OpposingOpposum comments on May 29, 2018:
Link? Sounds fun
twill replies on May 30, 2018:
https://ffrf.org/ Click on the "Freethought quiz"
It is time to put up or shut up
Outlier comments on May 25, 2018:
Freedom From Religion Foundation I am a member and you can be a member too. https://ffrf.org
twill replies on May 29, 2018:
Time to join
It is time to put up or shut up
Ellatynemouth comments on May 27, 2018:
Your comment becomes problematic with: "we must take on the view that we wish to repress religion". Should theists around the world conflate this meme with atheism, they'll not only dig their heels in deeper but they'll also feel justified in attacking atheism. A passive, benign and friendly...
twill replies on May 29, 2018:
They are already at war .
Ever notice how Christians are always crying persecution, but are the main ones damning people to ...
HotAlutiiq comments on May 24, 2018:
Persecution is an essential part of the religion. Martyrdom is seen as essential to worthiness in the faith. It's not coincidence, it's built in. Perhaps the history of persecution of Christians and the persecution of Christians in other parts of the world add to the fervor. I do enjoy ...
twill replies on May 27, 2018:
@misstuffy I would call their "short memories" Hypocrisy. And it does not seem to stop.
Ever notice how Christians are always crying persecution, but are the main ones damning people to ...
misstuffy comments on May 24, 2018:
They are also trying to rewrite our national history with claims we were established as a Christian nation and trying to rewrite our laws and impose their religious beliefs on the rest of us as a result. Look at the fact that political candidates must claim Christian lifestyles in order to get ...
twill replies on May 27, 2018:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/26/opinion/project-blitz-christian-nationalists.html?mabReward=CBMG1=15BuJGG4AJziIkwpP2I9oWWyWDU=8=click=Homepage=CColumn=Recommendation=rechp&WT.nav=RecEngine
John F.Kennedy on economics...sounds a lot like Trump's plan
twill comments on May 23, 2018:
Of course it has never been proven that Kennedy was any good at being president. The more I learn about him, the worse he gets.
twill replies on May 24, 2018:
@gater Perhaps this is what you meant? http://bostonreview.net/us/galbraith-exit-strategy-vietnam
John F.Kennedy on economics...sounds a lot like Trump's plan
twill comments on May 23, 2018:
Of course it has never been proven that Kennedy was any good at being president. The more I learn about him, the worse he gets.
twill replies on May 24, 2018:
@gater A few I gathered. Did not bother to fully read them. Haven't found any that don't agree with me. http://www.sparknotes.com/history/american/vietnamwar/section5/ https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kennedy-announces-intent-to-increase-aid-to-south-vietnam https://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/JFK-in-History/Vietnam.aspx https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-kennedy-orders-more-troops-to-south-vietnam I would then venture to guess what he wanted was different from what he did?
The Church Ceremony Blessing People With Their AR-15s Was Weird As Hell | March 1, 2018 by Hemant...
AmelieMatisse comments on May 24, 2018:
As a Pennsylvanian I was totally astounded and disgusted by this blatant example of ammosexual behavior.
twill replies on May 24, 2018:
ammosexual....LOL don't tell the church members....they will have to ban themselves!!!
John F.Kennedy on economics...sounds a lot like Trump's plan
twill comments on May 23, 2018:
Of course it has never been proven that Kennedy was any good at being president. The more I learn about him, the worse he gets.
twill replies on May 24, 2018:
@gater Um, I am pretty sure he that he gave the OK to oust Pres. Diem in ...'61 or '62? (Diem was soon after killed. ) Kennedy was famously told regarding Vietnam, "If we (usa) break it, we own it". I understand that Johnson escalated USA involvement, but Kennedy did too. It seems he opened the floodgates and Johnson marched on in.
It seems to me that the Christians have been trying to get rid of guns for a long time! Now they ...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 21, 2018:
I have not seen Christians trying to get rid of guns… While I do not want to get rid of all guns I do want to get rid of assault weapons, raise the age to obtain a weapon and have rigorous background checks. It’s what we call common sense gun laws, Trump supporters wouldn’t understand.
twill replies on May 21, 2018:
@IpraiseMYSELF RU Kidding me? Have you seen the age of soldiers KIA???? The reasons the the age is so low: #1) excellent fitness #2) willingness to follow orders, i.e. mold the soldier ...and most important: #3) Very few people over the age of say 30 are going to buy into the propaganda that "war" is about freedom or patriotism. Get them young and gung ho right out of the church pews and high schools before they can see war for what war is
Anybody ever notice how a lot of religious people still rely on medical science when their god is ...
Jessipoo comments on May 20, 2018:
So many contradictions it makes my effin' head spin. Really!
twill replies on May 21, 2018:
Mental Gymnastics is what it takes to "believe"
The goal of any fundamentalist religion always has and always will be total control of females.
Novelty comments on May 18, 2018:
My step mother was part of the administration in the Clayhatchee Assembly of God Church. She was choir leader, Sunday school teacher, treasurer, and on the board of directors. Every weekend I cut the churches campus lawn, two acres, plus my dads two acres, and never got paid. Now to the point. ...
twill replies on May 20, 2018:
wow
I've been reading up on psychedelic drugs lately.
Freethinkerr comments on May 18, 2018:
Shrooms...which were dubbed to me “baby lsd”. And if that was the baby, I don’t need the adult.
twill replies on May 19, 2018:
'Shrooms are much cleaner. By that I mean, they leave your system without nany kind of "hangover" or ongoing "weirdness".
I've been considering the implications of current trends in technology.
evestrat comments on May 9, 2018:
As everyone has already said, universal basic income. I would also add universal health care ... but now we are getting all "socialised" up in here ... and as you said, the US will probably be one of the last (industrialised) countries to do so. One of my concerns that may be a bit controversial...
twill replies on May 9, 2018:
I'm not for restricting family size. But it is Financially and Environmentally INSANE to have an unlimited # of exemptions on Ye Olde 1040. 3 should be the maximum
Ok, my wife and I are separated but not divorced yet.
273kelvin comments on May 1, 2018:
Been there and its tough. You say she has drifted, okay accept it. It is hard I know but you cannot make someone love you. You want to stay friends but you will have to put some distance in between you and her before that can happen. In the mean time embrace the opportunity for change. Work out, buy...
twill replies on May 1, 2018:
That's about what I did. Lost weight. took care of myself. I Kicked Ass. Yoga. Exercise. Music. Some travel, some concerts.
Am I the only atheist that doesn’t smoke pot?
twill comments on Apr 21, 2018:
I don't smoke it. I try to take care of my lungs....I only have 2
twill replies on Apr 30, 2018:
@Ungod Yes, I'm not sure I've met regular smokers who like edibles. They are different. IDK about the health benefits to lungs and disease prevention, but it seems that the tar, nicotine and assorted pesticides and herbicides would outweigh it.
Am I the only atheist that doesn’t smoke pot?
twill comments on Apr 21, 2018:
I don't smoke it. I try to take care of my lungs....I only have 2
twill replies on Apr 29, 2018:
@Ungod Edibles are good. I indulge about once a month or so
This site, the members - all of us - outwardly deny the existence of deity.
bigpawbullets comments on Apr 26, 2018:
Interesting post. I've often pondered why "religion" became a core need of our species. I get the need to explain the unexplainable. But Damn!!! Religion just seems so embedded in our collective psyche. Why?
twill replies on Apr 26, 2018:
@MamaMOB craziness
OKAY.
McIntyre comments on Apr 23, 2018:
I've known someone my entire life who does that. I eventually concluded it is more to prove he is smart than anything else. I see two or three parts to the contradicting habit 1, 2. You are wrong (I know what you are saying and also that it is wrong, so I know twice as much as you do) ...
twill replies on Apr 23, 2018:
Sad but true, Huh?
Guys, I'd love to hear what your biggest challenge is when it comes to meeting, and connecting with,...
Humanity4all comments on Apr 21, 2018:
Ending up in the friend zone.
twill replies on Apr 22, 2018:
@RoadGoddess Of course, you can always meet a friend of friend.....
Guys, I'd love to hear what your biggest challenge is when it comes to meeting, and connecting with,...
indirect76 comments on Apr 21, 2018:
As a male, if you don’t actively try to ‘get’ with women, then you aren’t going to connect. I would say that’s my biggest challenge.
twill replies on Apr 22, 2018:
Must be that "you gotta work at it" thing. I hear ya. My relationship ambitions wax and wane
A friend of mine and I were talking about music the other day.
Nottheonlyone comments on Apr 18, 2018:
@twill
twill replies on Apr 19, 2018:
@Nottheonlyone : I DO! Did you like the Bruce Cockburn song? (I actually like the studio version better)
A friend of mine and I were talking about music the other day.
Nottheonlyone comments on Apr 18, 2018:
@twill
twill replies on Apr 19, 2018:
It seems the word Hallelujah in the song Hallelujah has several connotations, Including -gasp!- sex. There is a mention of the lord and God in the song. Generally, the word Hallelujah has a religious "tilt" I guess. But the song is deeply personal about a relationship. IDK how closely your friend has listened, or if he/ she has tried to interpret the lyrics Denise, but the beauty and meaning of the music is found by listening. At one time I was guilty of same, regarding this song.(Shrek anyone?) Then I started playing it and trying to sing it......and WOW! what a revelation. The hair on neck stood up.
OKAY.
ToolGuy comments on Apr 18, 2018:
Is it **intended** to be personal? Only with you? Or do they do it with others too? If only with you then it is about the relationship. If more general, then a personality quirk or an Oppositional Disorder. Are you **taking** it personally? Nothing is personal but only a reflection of how they see ...
twill replies on Apr 18, 2018:
Oppositional Disorder? Hmm. Internet search then kind of led to Anti Social Behavior. But, I sense that you're onto something. Not really taking it personally. I stood up many times to him (and her) and told them not to talk to me that way. Almost had it out physically (I'd a lost....my wife beat me up once too, but I let her). I had workers in the past tell me they were afraid. A fella at the scrapyard told me the other day that he always seemed pissed off. His sister says he won't "talk to anybody" (secretive life).
OKAY.
Deb57 comments on Apr 17, 2018:
Your last couple sentences sum it up nicely. Not a healthy relationship.
twill replies on Apr 17, 2018:
Thanks. I wonder if there is some sort of diagnosis/ name/ definition of this type of behavior.
OKAY.
LibrasDreams comments on Apr 17, 2018:
You are picking the wrong ones. Challenging someone you supposedly love is an aggressive behavior. You need to find a nice girl like me :)
twill replies on Apr 17, 2018:
Sweet....fort Collins to boot! I was through there last year. Stopped at . Mishawaka Amphitheatre
OKAY.
Condor5 comments on Apr 17, 2018:
That is a sign of discontent. The person is trying to push you away for some reason. Believe me, I know this ploy. He/she is unhappy and wants to put psychic distance between the two of you.
twill replies on Apr 17, 2018:
There is no doubt, to me, that the person I am thinking of is unhappy
Don’t set the bar too high ;)
findmegenie comments on Mar 6, 2018:
Discernment is different to judging.I interpret judging in this context as condemning or writing someone off totally.We have to discern everything but leave judgement to...god or something
twill replies on Apr 16, 2018:
Seems like you are comparing Judgement to Sentencing
Don’t set the bar too high ;)
Cast1es comments on Apr 1, 2018:
After reading so many posts here , I would say people regret setting the bar too low a lot more often than they regret setting it too high .
twill replies on Apr 16, 2018:
Spot on, Right on!
Why I'm not an activist for atheism (at this time): I am a de-converted person with very religious ...
OpposingOpposum comments on Apr 13, 2018:
Been there. I'm also reluctant to deprive someone of the one thing that might be keeping their head above water. The problem is that the real world effects of their beliefs have far reaching deletrious effects on other people.
twill replies on Apr 15, 2018:
Oh Boy......ain't that the truth
Sexual Compatibility
VictoriaNotes comments on Mar 30, 2018:
Were you compatible at the beginning of the relationship? In other words, did the decreased libido and difficulty maintaining an erection start happening after the "honeymoon" period, when the novelty started to wane? If so, I recommend reading up on the Coolidge Effect. Dopamine is at the heart ...
twill replies on Apr 15, 2018:
@Happyone Maybe you were just meant to be friends....IDK! Just throwing it out there
Just watched a movie on Netflix called The Most Hated Women In America.
ChrisLAbbey comments on Apr 14, 2018:
It's very, very, very inaccurate.
twill replies on Apr 14, 2018:
How so?
This is a true story.
WizardBill comments on Apr 13, 2018:
Ha! Ridiculous. He was beset with a nearly impossible situation. He was brilliant. The civil war was about slavery. Period. It was written into the Confederacy’s constitution. Revisionist historians bore me.
twill replies on Apr 14, 2018:
No doubt it all has to be put into the proper perspective.
This is a true story.
th14401 comments on Apr 13, 2018:
Abraham Lincoln had the most stressful presidency ever..he dealt with country breaking apart and a crazy wife. I can’t even imagine. The US Civil War was about slavery..any southern sympathizer today doesn’t see or ignores this fact. Lincoln recognized slavery had to end...even Russia ended...
twill replies on Apr 14, 2018:
Excellent synopsis
Do you believe all children are naturally born Atheist?
Lincster45 comments on Apr 9, 2018:
Chldren are a clean slate, we corrupt them on many levels, and that includes, in many cases, shoving religion down their throats. That's why there are psychiatrists!
twill replies on Apr 9, 2018:
We corrupt "them"? Actually we corrupt ourselves, as "them" are us
I recently moved to Maryland, part of the Bible Belt from California, land of the heathens.
MarvelAnn comments on Apr 5, 2018:
I've never heard that Maryland was part of the bible belt before; I thought that was southern states from NC to TX. I couldn't survive in the belt. Out here in the Midwest there are churches every couple blocks. It's crazy. They arent even affiliated with a denomination neccessarily...just Bill and ...
twill replies on Apr 6, 2018:
I think cutting back the tax breaks would slow down the Mom & Pop Church Business. OTOH, here in Indiana, church construction business must be doing better than the convenience store industry. .....well kind of the same thing......
Anyone have some Low Carb High Fat experiences?
twill comments on Apr 3, 2018:
I wish....I wish....I wish.....that Everytime someone mentioned Carbs, they prefaced with either "good" or "bad" ....or even "simple" or "complex". The misuse of words is pretty bad all around us. The usage of the word carbs" is one of the worst examples. Now we've lumped Spinach in with enriched...
twill replies on Apr 5, 2018:
@jperlow just a conversation. NBD. I'm always trying to learn. Have a good one
Anyone have some Low Carb High Fat experiences?
twill comments on Apr 3, 2018:
I wish....I wish....I wish.....that Everytime someone mentioned Carbs, they prefaced with either "good" or "bad" ....or even "simple" or "complex". The misuse of words is pretty bad all around us. The usage of the word carbs" is one of the worst examples. Now we've lumped Spinach in with enriched...
twill replies on Apr 5, 2018:
@jperlow How much weight is lost through exercise? And which exercises would you recommend?
Anyone have some Low Carb High Fat experiences?
twill comments on Apr 3, 2018:
I wish....I wish....I wish.....that Everytime someone mentioned Carbs, they prefaced with either "good" or "bad" ....or even "simple" or "complex". The misuse of words is pretty bad all around us. The usage of the word carbs" is one of the worst examples. Now we've lumped Spinach in with enriched...
twill replies on Apr 3, 2018:
@jperlow Why?
Anyone have some Low Carb High Fat experiences?
twill comments on Apr 3, 2018:
I wish....I wish....I wish.....that Everytime someone mentioned Carbs, they prefaced with either "good" or "bad" ....or even "simple" or "complex". The misuse of words is pretty bad all around us. The usage of the word carbs" is one of the worst examples. Now we've lumped Spinach in with enriched...
twill replies on Apr 3, 2018:
@jperlow any thoughts or experience with exercise and weight loss?
Anyone have some Low Carb High Fat experiences?
twill comments on Apr 3, 2018:
I wish....I wish....I wish.....that Everytime someone mentioned Carbs, they prefaced with either "good" or "bad" ....or even "simple" or "complex". The misuse of words is pretty bad all around us. The usage of the word carbs" is one of the worst examples. Now we've lumped Spinach in with enriched...
twill replies on Apr 3, 2018:
@jperlow no soda period almost. Maybe three or four per year
Anyone have some Low Carb High Fat experiences?
twill comments on Apr 3, 2018:
I wish....I wish....I wish.....that Everytime someone mentioned Carbs, they prefaced with either "good" or "bad" ....or even "simple" or "complex". The misuse of words is pretty bad all around us. The usage of the word carbs" is one of the worst examples. Now we've lumped Spinach in with enriched...
twill replies on Apr 3, 2018:
@jperlow No, no juices here. Sugar water.
Anyone have some Low Carb High Fat experiences?
twill comments on Apr 3, 2018:
I wish....I wish....I wish.....that Everytime someone mentioned Carbs, they prefaced with either "good" or "bad" ....or even "simple" or "complex". The misuse of words is pretty bad all around us. The usage of the word carbs" is one of the worst examples. Now we've lumped Spinach in with enriched...
twill replies on Apr 3, 2018:
@jperlow WOW! Really? A watermelon is the same as a donut? (76) Whereas in the GL the difference is almost 50% (17 donut/ 8 watermelon) I'm not arguing it's just a little hard to accept. As a big time fruit eater.....this worries me!
Anyone have some Low Carb High Fat experiences?
twill comments on Apr 3, 2018:
I wish....I wish....I wish.....that Everytime someone mentioned Carbs, they prefaced with either "good" or "bad" ....or even "simple" or "complex". The misuse of words is pretty bad all around us. The usage of the word carbs" is one of the worst examples. Now we've lumped Spinach in with enriched...
twill replies on Apr 3, 2018:
@jperlow Thank you. At the bottom there is the Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load. For me to avoid reading the whole article, at this point, which should more concern me?
Anyone have some Low Carb High Fat experiences?
twill comments on Apr 3, 2018:
I wish....I wish....I wish.....that Everytime someone mentioned Carbs, they prefaced with either "good" or "bad" ....or even "simple" or "complex". The misuse of words is pretty bad all around us. The usage of the word carbs" is one of the worst examples. Now we've lumped Spinach in with enriched...
twill replies on Apr 3, 2018:
@jperlow Veggies are Veggies, but not a carb? Or they are, but not so much. But they aren't because, oh heck U No what I mean by a carb. Except, I don't. But I'm trying to. I appreciate your input jperlow, especially based on your experience. I seek that wisdom. I guess I'm too exacting for everyday conversation. My sister had a minor stroke 2 years ago, recovering quite well now. My family had a food conversation on Sunday. But it got a little frustrating as we (me) had to work through the definition of things they were all trying to say. My point is when people off handedly "slam carbs" I have to come back with....does that mean veggies too? If so, why? Then they might come back with, I didn't mean veggies, I meant other carbs. And then it has to get worked out because.....they weren't clear from the beginning. Or I don't know the street lingo here. Or I am simply trying to guess as to how someone eats "healthy" with almost no nutrients except protein......
Just a few funny stories I thought I'd share about my 12 year old.
twill comments on Apr 2, 2018:
My 92 yr-old Mom is crying at me about my kids' religious beliefs, prayer, etc. My 13 yr old and I had a conversation about his lack of belief last week. He simply cannot rationalize it. I suppose at this point a christian parent would have a stockpile of answers to give him ......
twill replies on Apr 3, 2018:
@RaeBxtchens Thx. for your sympathy. I, OTOH, try to watch my words with my Mom. She's had a pretty un happy life. No sense in piling on. But I must always draw the line...in our family that means change the subject! (pretty dishonest, I know!) She doesn't have much to base her beliefs on (if U ask me). Her un happiness stems from her playing victim.....there is never a realistic or positive solution in sight, it seems. Just a piling on of problems.....that God will sort out for everybody after we die. Do I want my kids to inherit this behavior? Also her personality changes from "WHY ME?" to being being pissed off and self righteous "PRAY!!!"....have just turned me away I honestly can't even picture my Mom being happy in heaven and having eternal life.
Newly Nominated Secretary of State is a Holy Crusader - TheHumanist.com
sassygirl3869 comments on Mar 31, 2018:
Why aren't we hearing this on the news? Trumpty Dumpty is controlling the news cycle.
twill replies on Mar 31, 2018:
@Paul4747 You are correct. It really can't be "Fake News" if there is no news at all
Do liberals tend to be more tolerant, open, and thoughtful or are they often just as intolerant, ...
PeppermintDreads comments on Mar 28, 2018:
Replace liberals with conservatives and this is spot on. To answer your question, while we can fall into the name calling trap, we are generally more level-headed.
twill replies on Mar 31, 2018:
@MarkF being in the middle makes U a target for both sides. Get used to it....Exremists, Egotists, etc they want Acolytes. Still for me, the middle is best place to be.
Do liberals tend to be more tolerant, open, and thoughtful or are they often just as intolerant, ...
webbew1 comments on Mar 28, 2018:
Liberals tend to judge others based upon life decisions they have made. Conservatives are more apt to judge people by characteristics which they are born with.
twill replies on Mar 31, 2018:
I try to understand how people get to "where they are" through their life experiences, rather than an Ideology that they have bought into
Do liberals tend to be more tolerant, open, and thoughtful or are they often just as intolerant, ...
Jesusluvsu comments on Mar 29, 2018:
I'd like to hear from some of the conservatives on this group. I know they have a lot to say.
twill replies on Mar 31, 2018:
I think that I used to be one. Now the lines have shifted. (Same on the Left.) All I really know is that I am not an extremist
Do liberals tend to be more tolerant, open, and thoughtful or are they often just as intolerant, ...
Hyflyer72 comments on Mar 30, 2018:
When most conservatives have no intelligent response, they call liberals "elitist" and start calling names... Pretty similar to religious folk, that's why most conservatives are also theists. They use the same tactics for both religious and political debates.
twill replies on Mar 31, 2018:
I am so done with the name calling. Instant exit for me, either from conversation or FB. I have tried to "talk them down" .....Noooooo. They want to scream from the highest soapbox. It's a matter of saving my sanity now, not theirs
You died, I lived, god is good!
Eazyduzzit comments on Mar 30, 2018:
Yeah, a woman I know had breast cancer and even though she swears that god can heal people through prayer, she went to a doctor who used nasty old science on her to get rid of the cancer. As soon as it was in remission she proclaims how good god is. What about those poor folks who died of cance?
twill replies on Mar 30, 2018:
@carlyhorton Seems that God gets all of the credit and none of the blame. It's a pretty good gig if you can get it
I can barely tolerate my mother's company.
Crimson67 comments on Mar 30, 2018:
I limit my contact with my mother to text messages and an occassional visit. I think I have seen her in person 5 times in the last five years. It has been one of the healthiest things I've done. She is just one of those toxic people that no matter what you say or do she will always turn it into ...
twill replies on Mar 30, 2018:
Same here. Last time I went to visit, she just blasted the TV ( like always). Every silver cloud has a gray lining as I like to say.....
How biased is your news source? You probably won’t agree with this chart - MarketWatch
Reignmond comments on Mar 25, 2018:
One of our big problems is that we have essentially lost the Fourth Estate for investigative reporting, and now have to rely on the Fifth Estate to leak the news we need to keep tabs on our Politicians and what they do. The inherent problem with this is the highly suspect nature of the Fifth ...
twill replies on Mar 25, 2018:
@icolan I'd like to see her and Bill explain how they've made $250,000,000 serving the taxpayers
I’m so tired of not being enough.
sloryd comments on Mar 24, 2018:
Don't be so hard on your self Marcie.The only person you have to be enough for is yourself.
twill replies on Mar 25, 2018:
Exactly. I've learned that finally
Have you ever had a frenemy?
I_dont_know comments on Mar 25, 2018:
I just severed ties with one. It might have been more like an acquaintance than a friend, we didn't have much in common other than bicycle riding. For the last year(?), he would bring out the liberal/conservative difference. He'd say, "Got a picture of your girlfriend (Hillary Clinton) over your ...
twill replies on Mar 25, 2018:
I can't take all this political shit just under the surface. By brother, who I get along with, and see eye to eye politically can't even give it a rest. It is not only, his lense through which he not only sees the world, but also frames his conversation and becomes his personality.
It's totally okay to absolutely stuff yourself if you're eating salad, right?
resserts comments on Mar 24, 2018:
Sure, with chicken and steak and pork. ;) Depends on the salad. If you're eating a garden salad, with no meat or dairy, and a moderate amount of dressing, go wild. It's going to be difficult to actually overeat on lettuce and tomatoes and cucumbers. :)
twill replies on Mar 24, 2018:
Eating lots of water
Rock Hound?
twill comments on Jan 23, 2018:
Petoskey stones from Michigan. My son collects and polishes some....I'll ask him
twill replies on Mar 21, 2018:
@Annaleda I haven't forgot....we've talked about it. I'll get it figured out on our end. Soon I hope
Quote of the Day: "Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth"
Nottheonlyone comments on Mar 20, 2018:
I've been consciously working to rid myself of delusions. It's difficult but amazingly rewarding work!
twill replies on Mar 21, 2018:
It seems by ridding ourselves of External Delusions, we can begin to face the truths Within us. ? self awareness and personal responsibility. You know...the hard stuff.
Elias Caress Utah Magician, Salt Lake City magician, comedian, juggler
twill comments on Mar 15, 2018:
Are you a Mormon?
twill replies on Mar 20, 2018:
@EliasCaress Noooo...you are a smartass like me
Is it harder for women to get a date or for men?
Donotbelieve comments on Mar 16, 2018:
I can only speak from a woman's view. Finding a suitable, attractive, and engaging date is easy.
twill replies on Mar 16, 2018:
@OnaM No. Both my wives were assertive enough. However, it was other issues that drove us apart. I don't think that I've ever been with a wallflower
Is it harder for women to get a date or for men?
idlopalev comments on Mar 16, 2018:
I've been on and off dating sites for a year now. Not one date! Either fake profiles claiming to be Military men. or guys that literally live 15 minutes from me that Dont want to meet and just want to Sext. I agree with Edwin below I think looks have a lot to do with it. If I were Younger I wouldnt ...
twill replies on Mar 16, 2018:
I am Done with dating sites. Met a few women, but mostly invested a lot of time texting and chatting, then she'd never never be willing meet. So now, if I do meet someone on line, I don't wait too long to ask to meet. Or give them my # to call me. Let's get meeting out of the way, or we both just go away
Is it harder for women to get a date or for men?
Donotbelieve comments on Mar 16, 2018:
I can only speak from a woman's view. Finding a suitable, attractive, and engaging date is easy.
twill replies on Mar 16, 2018:
@OnaM You look cute in your picture
How many people have had the experience of having to deal with an AYA (Angry Young Atheist).
Crimson67 comments on Mar 15, 2018:
They are very common but I see it as a symptom of them finally stepping out/away from religion and being aware. I've never been a believer so I was never 'angry' at religion but I did go through a phase where I was hyper aware of religion how its tentacles were wrapped around everything here in ...
twill replies on Mar 15, 2018:
I think that you are right about it being a step. Also....kind of like an eruption. Time to let go of years (lifetime) of frustration.
A Bunch of Religious People Think Stephen Hawking Is Currently Burning in Hell – Friendly Atheist
GodlessSaint98 comments on Mar 14, 2018:
My condolences to Dr. Hawking and his family but seriously if their is a hell though and trust me I got the going to hell speech millions of times then Dr. Hawking is having a blast down there where he aint paralyzed there is booze, weed, girls, other atheists Charles Darwin, Nikola Tesla, ...
twill replies on Mar 14, 2018:
Don' forget Ronnie James Dio ROCK ON!
Government Tyranny
Gatovicolo comments on Mar 12, 2018:
It has happened. There are numerous examples of the US government repressing civil liberties by force. The union movement is a perfect example.
twill replies on Mar 14, 2018:
@Gatovicolo I'd like to put Joe Hill's last poem to music. I wonder if anyone else has?
Government Tyranny
Gatovicolo comments on Mar 12, 2018:
It has happened. There are numerous examples of the US government repressing civil liberties by force. The union movement is a perfect example.
twill replies on Mar 14, 2018:
@Gatovicolo Joan Baez sang a song about Joe Hill
Why is it that so many atheists are liberal leaning?
twill comments on Mar 14, 2018:
I'm probably 50/50 split. Respect for others tends to be a more liberal trait. Kind of hard to pin down a "conservative", as I don't see them conserving much but an ancient past and inherited money. I honor work. I am consevative with money, mine and others..... At this age I am more suspiscious ...
twill replies on Mar 14, 2018:
@norealgod Well...we all have friends!
Rules Are for Schmucks: The Lesson of Waco - TheHumanist.com
pnullifidian comments on Mar 6, 2018:
Having been raised a Seventh-day Adventist, the 5th generation of strident believers in 'the last days' prophecies, I understand all too well where the Branch Davidians are coming from... and trust me, they never went away. The core teachings of the Adventist faith include a strong wariness of the ...
twill replies on Mar 14, 2018:
One day the government will move against them....and Jesus will return to the earth. And the rest of us keep waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting ....for the bullshit to stop
Government Tyranny
Nebroxah comments on Mar 14, 2018:
I'm so sick of hearing this as an argument for gun ownership. Because your AR-15 is totally going to protect you from an entity that can pinpoint you from an AC-130 30,000 feet up and turn you and your whole house into a crater.
twill replies on Mar 14, 2018:
If the government were so tyrannical and they were going to rise up against a tyrannical government, they've had many a reason to be pissed by tyrannical government operations. Maybe the government just isn't so tyrannical after all ?
Government Tyranny
TjallTjall comments on Mar 12, 2018:
If enough of us got in the way of the government (their job is to accumulate power for themeselves and their donors), then I have no doubt the government would turn their power onto those people. There are far too many instances to show that when our gov't is unchecked it will do some very nasty ...
twill replies on Mar 14, 2018:
@TjallTjallOUTLK Property rights? Very important feature of our country. As an owner of a little bitty bit of property, I disagree with your comment . The pipeline thing was ugly, but do you want to transport huge amounts of oil by train?
Government Tyranny
jeffy comments on Mar 12, 2018:
I don't think the government, as composed of generally rational people in most of the departments, military, justice, and most the other offices are the problem. It is the corruption of elected officals and the unelected cabinet who are attempting to destroy the government and loot the treasury who...
twill replies on Mar 14, 2018:
It's an Economic War disguised as a Cultural War
Government Tyranny
Gatovicolo comments on Mar 12, 2018:
It has happened. There are numerous examples of the US government repressing civil liberties by force. The union movement is a perfect example.
twill replies on Mar 14, 2018:
Hell just educate yourself on West Virginia Gato
Government Tyranny
JosephHarrison comments on Mar 12, 2018:
With my government? No. We in the UK prefer to reserve military force for our foreign enemies. In the USA, the entire argument is stupid. The civilian populace is armed with pseudo-assault rifles, handguns and the odd shotgun. A ruthless military is armed with some of the finest fighter jets in ...
twill replies on Mar 14, 2018:
@Buddha They don't want to. The idea is to prolong the wars. Keep them going. Keep the military build up rolling along and the flags waving. Control 101: Provide an Enemy Image
Being respectful
Rockandroll134 comments on Feb 24, 2018:
I respect others others beliefs as long as they respect my lack of, of that is not possible then I get mean about it. Also, why I barely talk to my brother.
twill replies on Mar 14, 2018:
Same here. I got tired of being shouted down. Gave up on him. and this was before I even mentioned any kind of atheism to him. More truth on my part would have only made it worse. My Mom & Sister say, "Oh he's so funny". I said "Mom, he is the only one laughing"

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