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2 days ago2d

Posted by phxbillcee
Looks like this was a "Letter to the Editor" of a CA newspaper. I borrowed it from @redbai in "Political Debate" as I thought it was great. Hope y'all agree...
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Political debate
3 days ago3d

Posted by redbai
Just using their logic to it's natural conclusion to demonstrate how stupid it is.
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Religion & Spirituality
4 days ago4d

Posted by MacStriker
This post came through my social feed by a friend who is deeply religious. If you ever needed an example of cognitive dissonance, this is perfect. Understandably, kids will outgrow this belief of the Tooth Fairy, however are still conditioned (by ...
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Trump Pinata
1 week ago1w

Posted by Mofo1953
Another brilliant consequence from De Santis and his infrastructure leadership in the world. Fuck, even saying this sarcastically made me want to puke!
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Atheist Videos & Miscellany
1 week ago1w

Posted by phxbillcee
Matt Dillahunty Atheist Debates - Spiritual but not Religious
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Posts
1 week ago1w

Posted by Boomtarat03
Complicated 😅
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Posts
4 weeks ago4w

Posted by HippieChick58
Pleonasm PLEE-ə-naz-əm Part of speech: noun Origin: Greek, mid 16th century 1: The use of more words than are necessary to convey meaning (e.g. see with one's eyes), either as a fault of style or for emphasis. Examples of Pleonasm in a sentence...
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News & Links
1 month ago1m

Posted by snytiger6
LINKAfter Wrongly Predicting Trump’s Second Term, a “Prophet” is Ending His Ministry | Hemant Mehta | Friendly Atheist | Patheos
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LGBT+
1 month ago1m

Posted by MikeInBatonRouge
This article moved me. As a fifty-something gay man with my own trans relative, I could relate to the author's perspective. My Sister Became My Brother 50 Years Ago, Before Many Knew What 'Transgender' Meant
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Dog Lovers
1 month ago1m

Posted by Behind-the-dog
I've written at some length about one of my favorite authors, Kate Atkinson, in this post: "Are there any other fans of Kate Atkinson here?" It just occurred to me that one of the reasons I like her so much is that the most admirable characters in her books are often dog lovers (in ...
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Politics
Feb 9Feb 9

Posted by snytiger6
LINKFormer Republican Rep. Joe Walsh: The Trump-Obsessed GOP “Has Become a Cult” | Beth Stoneburner | Friendly Atheist | Patheos
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Progressives, Socialists, and Black Lives Matter
Feb 1Feb 1

Posted by nicestuff
A friend cited some interesting facts from former Social Security Administration worker and author Tom Margenau. "Out of 190 countries listed in one of the author's reference books, 177 have social security. Niger, for instance, has had it since ...
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General & Hellos
Jan 30Jan 30

Posted by nogod4me
The fact that it matters to them to the degree that it does, and that they are taking freedoms away from others because of their own beliefs, shows how dangerous the cult mind is. Dodger Stadium Mass Vaccine Site Shut Down In Los Angeles After ...
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Just for Laughs
Jan 26Jan 26

Posted by zeuser
Now here is a dish with a peel.
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News & Links
Jan 24Jan 24

Posted by snytiger6
LINKThese Cleverly-Designed Billboards Would Preach the Bible Right Back at Christians | Hemant Mehta | Friendly Atheist | Patheos
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Feline Fanatics
Jan 20Jan 20

Posted by Ladydiana
Butt dial you
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Trump Pinata
Jan 19Jan 19

Posted by silverotter11
To count the minutes.
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Atheists for Liberty
Jan 16Jan 16

Posted by atheistsliberty
“The whole reason I started speaking out is because I feel like there is a large group of people that were being silenced this year and being forced to play this game of wokeism or whatever it is,” Carano explained. “No matter who you voted ...
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Just for Laughs
Jan 15Jan 15

Posted by noworry28
When you need to know but can't pay the top price.
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General & Hellos
Jan 4Jan 4

Posted by Willow_Wisp
I watched Avengers End Game tonight, it gave me a weird emotion. Like the movie was a metaphor for 2020 somehow. It hit me hard, so many dead, I almost didn’t make it myself, heart attack December 21st 2020. Americans we have to do better for ...
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General & Hellos
Dec 22, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by JackPedigo
Another cuteness. From one of my favorite authors, Lyanda Lynn Haupt. The kitten has been named 'Joy.'
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Singles/Mingle/Chat
Dec 21, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by azzow2
I have been watching Star Trek Voyager seeing that I have never seen that series before. The captain in the series's name is Kathryn Janeway. I know that oftentimes authors will use words related to the subject at hand. I had asked Alexa what a ...
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handcrafters , fine artists, photographers, or other things of beauty
Dec 13, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by Annaleda
Some felted soaps I did. The two blue and cream ones are for a gift exchange. The red and cream one is for my Secret Santa giftee. It’s the avatar of his favorite authors main series.
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Posts
Dec 10, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by LifeIsEnough
I am a voracious reader, and I am happy to help edit. My reading habit is 1-3 books, articles, novellas a day. I own over 11k books electronically and a couple thousand in print. I have written in the past, but it has been some time. ...
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aussie sceptics
Dec 2, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by FrayedBear
December 1, 2020 Communiqué from the Australian Human Rights Commission. How creative they have been?
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Paleontology, Archeology, and Anthropology
Nov 30, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by JoeB
Eomakhaira molossus: A new species of small saber-toothed Sparassodont Marsupial from the Early Oligocene of Chile. The Sparassodonta, an extinct group of Metatherians (Marsupials and their extinct relatives), were the ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Nov 28, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by summatyme
Rediscovered a favorite chapter from Waking Life. Havent seen this film in ages. Good thing it's wine night. 🍷 ----- (A large bridge emerges from afar. And on the bridge is a shining light, from which a wild looking man in an afro appears. It is...
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Music Fans
Nov 23, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Ray13
The Bee Gees: Spicks & Specks
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Posts
Nov 20, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Ciarro
I trust that posting this is not a copyright infringement. this is one of my most favorite quotes and speaks the most to the humanist in me. while it inspires me to learn it simultaneously leaves me unsatisfied. A few question: what, if anything ...
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Paleontology, Archeology, and Anthropology
Nov 18, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Amzungu
LINKScientists Find Out Why the Terracotta Army's Weapons Were So Well Preserved
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Uncommon words and their meanings.
Nov 18, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by HippieChick58
CHRESTOMATHY kreh-STAH-mə-thee Part of speech: noun Origin: Greek, mid 19th century 1: A selection of passages from an author or authors, designed to help in learning a language. Examples of Chrestomathy in a sentence "Ryan relied on his ...
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Trump Pinata
Nov 17, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by OldMetalHead
Getting kicked out of Presidents' Club.
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Politics
Nov 15, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Hages
LINKThe Portable Enlightenment Reader
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Music Fans
Nov 11, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Marionville
Once again it’s come round to my bedtime ....so tonight I’m leaving you with a post of Heart performing Alone at The Royal Albert Hall, London in 2016...accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
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News & Links
Nov 11, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by HippieChick58
LINKMichael Cohen predicts Trump won't return to White House after Christmas at Mar-a-Lago
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Uncommon words and their meanings.
Nov 11, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Marionville
DISAMBIGUATE. - Verb...remove uncertainty of meaning from (an ambiguous sentence, phrase or other linguistic unit) “word senses can be disambiguated by examining the context”. Origin: Latin. DISAMBIGUATION. - Noun...the act of interpreting...
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Politics
Nov 10, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Druvius
11/10/2020 I Trump on the way out? I'm not so sure. Not at all. THE PARTIES ARE OVER, IT WAS FUN WHILE IT LASTED:
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Trump Pinata
Nov 10, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by DaisyMaeNot
I love the City of Philadelphia. They have an annual 10-mile Broad Street Run. Now they're having a Fraud Street Run from Four Seasons Landscaping to the Four Seasons Hotel to raise money for charity.
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Politics
Nov 6, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by ThisIsPatrick
Lock him up.
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Posts
Nov 2, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by actofdog
I'm not waiting for x-mas to post this.
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Conservative Atheists
Nov 1, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Thirst2learn
Which candidate is racist?
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Religion & Spirituality
Oct 30, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by Green_Soldier71
A small whisper that the Bible is just a badly written fairy-tale and the projections of its (very fallible) authors rather than the infallible words of an infallible God.
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General & Hellos
Oct 25, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by SpikeTalon
Since Halloween is right around the corner, thought this one was appropriate. Disney cartoon Lonesome Ghosts from 1937, enjoy.
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Paleontology, Archeology, and Anthropology
Oct 24, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by JoeB
Exploring the relationship between Litopterns and Perissodactyls The Mammalian group Litopterna was coined by Florentino Ameghino in 1889, as a Suborder of the Perissodactyla, with the aim to include the aberrant ...
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Bookwurmz
Oct 17, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by snytiger6
Just wanted to share some authors I enjoy, which go along the lines of police, detective stories in rural America. C. J. Box, who writes the Joe Pickett, game warden Series. Craig Johnson, who writes the Sheriff Longmire series (also made into a ...
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LIFE STORIES
Oct 17, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by JuanBobo
Hi all. Great to be here and thank you @Marionville for the welcome. Perhaps not a story per se but instead a recently acquired life lesson: ;) What drew me to join this group was the description, specifically the winning and losing, the gain and ...
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Paleontology, Archeology, and Anthropology
Oct 9, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by JoeB
Sinobaatar pani: A new species of Multituberculate Mammal from the Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota, with insights into the evolutionary development of the Mammalian middle ear. Attachment of the ectotympanic bone to the ...
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LGBT+
Sep 30, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by Theresa_N
Authors and publishers in UK publish their support for trans people:
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Philosophy
Sep 28, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by Mitch07102
This aspect of Stoic wisdom is one I've found useful many, many times for offenses big and small. From The Daily Stoic. "The events that happen to us are objective—we can’t help being victimized—but how we feel about them is up to us. We ...
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General & Hellos
Sep 18, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by Blackatheist1985
LINKThe Story of Air Max: 90 to 2090 | Air Max Day | Nike - YouTube
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Music, Movies & Books
Sep 16, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by whiskywoman
I wasn't enough for you
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General & Hellos
Sep 13, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by AgeofReason
On Labor Day, I did some some brush removal, broken trees and limbs, etc. I’m usually good at avoiding the poison ivy and poison oak, as I’ve had both rashes and prefer neither. I wasn’t so observant about the little berries that was growing up...
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Quotes
Sep 6, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by Hages
“I have a problem with people who take the Constitution loosely and the Bible literally.” - Bill Maher
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Jewish by Culture
Sep 3, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by kmaz
"....Atheism is entrenched in American Judaism. In researching their book American Grace, authors Robert Putnam and David Campbell found that half of all American Jews doubt God's existence. In other groups, that ...
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General & Hellos
Sep 1, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by FearlessFly
Police Across Canada Are Using Predictive Policing Algorithms, Report Finds Police across Canada are increasingly adopting algorithmic technology to predict crime. The authors of a new report say human rights are threatened by the practice.
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Community Senate
Sep 1, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by towkneed
I am making this post to suggest something for the new magazine and would like feedback. First, I wanted to say thank you to whomever chose my article as one to include in the beta. I don't know how the articles are curated, by whom or what, if ...
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Just for Laughs
Aug 25, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by bobwjr
Amazing taxidermy
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Out Of The Illusion
Aug 25, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by altschmerz
SO ... you don't need to read either of those, but perhaps if you don't, maybe refrain from commenting? Because what you have to say is already addressed by both of these authors. Ted Rall's argument for voting third party: Stephen ...
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General & Hellos
Aug 23, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by 273kelvin
I stole this from FB but left the authors name on it. Totally agree H/t Mand McLaren If I hear one more person go off on conspiracy theory tangents about Covid being a myth, or similar, I might get a little bit wild. Let’s take a minute to talk...
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Aug 21, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by Amzungu
LINKClimate change: 'Unprecedented' ice loss as Greenland breaks record - BBC News
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Posts
Aug 11, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by FearlessFly
Bad Love · Eric Clapton
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Bargain Hunters
Aug 10, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by Lorajay
Yay! I just got a software update recall on my Prius. They will check everything trying to sell me something else and then I can get it done cheaper some place else.
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Photography
Aug 8, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by Heidi68
A little rain makes everything blossom
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Uncommon words and their meanings.
Aug 2, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by HippieChick58
Corpus KOR-pəs Part of speech: noun Origin: Latin, early 18th century 1: A collection of written texts, especially the entire works of a particular author or a body of writing on a particular subject. 2: (Anatomy) The main body or mass of a ...
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News & Links
Aug 1, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by snytiger6
LINKAuthors Demand Removal from Anthology After Right-Wing Atheist’s Insane Foreword | Hemant Mehta | Friendly Atheist | Patheos
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Posts
Jul 31, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by dave1459
Inside fishing only! Fish in a barrel. It is a real headline
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Jul 21, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by Dead
Ok I will never bother you again! Hypothetical assholes!
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jul 20, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by phil21
I think this is the right category. Here is where I am: I can't see my life ever getting better. I have nothing to look toward. I will feeble and die and hopefully my body will be a benefit to something. I am 60. My purpose seems to be a list of ...
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aussie sceptics
Jul 19, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by Jolanta
Our Prime Minister has decided that they will not be sitting in Parliament due to the virus but is saying that others have to go back to work. Such hypocrite. This is happening in Australia. People are furious and so am I.
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AUTHORS, EDITORS, PUBLISHERS, AND READERS
Jul 17, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by skado
“The book in which you record your personal anthology of extracts is known as a ‘commonplace book’ and the practice of making the collection is known as ‘commonplacing’. From the Middle-ages up to the 19th century anyone who had the ...
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Posts
Jul 17, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by skado
Make Your Own Bible Rob Wheeler “The book in which you record your personal anthology of extracts is known as a ‘commonplace book’ and the practice of making the collection is known as ‘commonplacing’. From the Middle-ages up to the th ...
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Health & Happiness
Jul 13, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by OldMetalHead
A friend of mine just posted this on FB. Betsy DeVos we have a few questions for you: • If a teacher tests positive for COVID-19 are they required to quarantine for 2-3 weeks? Is their sick leave covered, paid? • If that teacher has 5 classes ...
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Politics
Jul 11, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by Lilac-JadeCanada
What part of we don't want you here don't you get? Canadians Say ‘Keep It’ To U.S. Congress Calls For Reopened Border A bipartisan group of United States politicians is pushing for the U.S.-Canada border to reopen. But ...
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Music, Movies & Books
Jun 30, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by 1EarthLovingGal
I’m so excited these came in today! I read the first two in 7th or 8th grade and have been looking forward to reading them again. It’s nice to have these stories as reminders of why I chose social work, specifically child welfare as a career. Not...
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Religion & Spirituality
Jun 27, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by KevinMR
The universe, for our practical purposes, is infinite, but religious texts don't explain what it is or how it got here. How was that NOT a red flag at a very young age to everyone? To me, at like 11 or 12, it was pretty good evidence the authors were...
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Posts
Jun 25, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by Larimar
Buried Warrior was 13 yr old girl
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Religion & Spirituality
Jun 19, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by IAJO163
LINKWhite Christians in the US have a race problem, a new book argues
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Politics
Jun 11, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by barjoe
The one saving grace Trump had going for him is that the market has held steady. This doesn't bode well for him. It doesn't bode well for most of us either.
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Progressives, Socialists, and Black Lives Matter
Jun 7, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by AnonySchmoose
LINK6 Ways Albert Einstein Fought for Civil Rights | Live Science
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Music, Movies & Books
Jun 1, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by FearlessFly
Has the Internet Archive violated Copyright ? why/not ?
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Religious Naturalism
May 26, 2020May 2020

Posted by Allamanda
While the elements of shamanism and ayahuasca etc. may or may not be intrinsic to the authors views, I thought this approach had something to offer, as when non-Buddhists follow the advice of the Dalai Lama. See what you think -
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36 Questions
May 26, 2020May 2020

Posted by FlippantLlama
It's Tuesday! I hope it's pleasant for all of you. Today's question is: What bit of trivia do you know that is very interesting but also very useless? I was on a Quick Recall team in high school, so I have all kinds of useless facts at my ...
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Mental Health Support
May 25, 2020May 2020

Posted by RavenCT
I've just moved a post to the author's profile page. We do not allow marketing. I'm not sure if that link was bad or not -I'll try to see what my antivirus program says but that's not conclusive for malware. If you clicked the link you might want ...
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Science, Health & History Tidbits
May 24, 2020May 2020

Posted by Mitch07102
A thorough, albeit long, listing of how cholesterol came to be falsely demonized. The author, Dr. Tim Noakes, is a well-known South African Doctor/Scientist who had his own battles with medical orthodoxy. (He won.) If interested in learning more, I ...
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General & Hellos
Apr 28, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by Omnedon
Saw this book at the library, and realized that the author's last name is also descriptive of the book.
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Bookwurmz
Apr 28, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by Spinliesel
No music today, just a photo. Today would have been the 72nd birthday of Terry Pratchett, one of the British trio of authors I adore the most. Pratchett, Adams, and Gaiman, they all shared a love of language, the landscape they lived in, and an ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Apr 25, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by SergeTafCam
"What that can be said will you be the first to say?" - Michael Stevens (Vsauce) I wasn't aware of the Library of Babel website until I watched this video. The idea of such a library is a bit decentering, until one considers the meaning behind what ...
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Music Fans
Apr 24, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by Huskygirl4ever
The Oak Ridge Boys Dream On Happy 77th birthday Richard sterban his voice is just amazing he's always been one of my favorite singers
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Apr 23, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by Archeus_Lore
"The World's Reason.—That the world is not the abstract essence of an eternal reasonableness is sufficiently proved by the fact that that bit of the world which we know—I mean our human reason—is none too reasonable. And if this is not ...
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General & Hellos
Apr 20, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by Omnedon
A random thought... I was driving earlier and a track from "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" by the Alan Parsons Project came up in the shuffle. Poe is one of my favourite authors, and on the album, Orson Welles reads this creepy passage, and his ...
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Posts
Apr 17, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by Muiren
Discussion of authors and their books expressing Social Progressive ValuesI am interested in sharing insight with anyone reading the following. Link to other relatively recent works that help inform my opinions. ΛSSΛ CO-OP ...
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Insomniacs
Apr 14, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by Petter
In case there's a power problem, I shall reply now to the usual "Goodnight" to us. Last night I didn't go to bed until 3am, but I couldn't sleep. My brain would not shut off. At 7am I got up. We'll see what tonight brings. Ciao.
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Politics
Apr 12, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by kmaz
Hi - For what it's worth, in the absence of anyone else doing this (that I'm aware) here is my very primitive and probably badly botched estimate calculation for the EXTRA US deaths attributable to the Trump Administration's incompetence ...
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Tales from the Lockdown
Apr 8, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by Petter
All I can do is sit here whilst gazing out, with a mug of coffee. This lockdown is so tiresome. 🤣🤣😝😝😂😂
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Jewish by Culture
Apr 6, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by kmaz
A pretty darned good knowledgeable-seeming essay on a path to overcoming the virus in the US. Ten Weeks to Crush the Curve List of authors. Harvey V. Fineberg, M.D., Ph.D. April 1, 2020 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMe2007263 Chinese Translation ...
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COVID-19
Apr 6, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by kmaz
A pretty darned good knowledgeable-seeming essay on a path to overcoming the virus in the US. Ten Weeks to Crush the Curve List of authors. Harvey V. Fineberg, M.D., Ph.D. April 1, 2020 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMe2007263 Chinese Translation ...
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Politics
Apr 6, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by kmaz
A pretty darned good knowledgeable-seeming essay on a path to overcoming the virus in the US. Ten Weeks to Crush the Curve List of authors. Harvey V. Fineberg, M.D., Ph.D. April 1, 2020 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMe2007263 Chinese Translation ...
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General & Hellos
Apr 6, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by HippieChick58
LINKJob hunting during the coronavirus pandemic: It’s dismal.
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Florida Freethinkers
Apr 3, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by ZantiMisfit
__Hey Florida Freethinkers! How are you all making out? __ What are you doing to fill the days? Gardening? Maybe rediscovering a favorite book or binge watching a new show? Yesterday I gave my tiki a reggae makeover :) What about you? And ...
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Just for Laughs
Apr 2, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by bobwjr
Having fun
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