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10/6/09 4:13 P

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I have it on audio but I haven't started it yet. I think a discussion would be great!

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If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results. Jack Dixon

If we all did the things we are capabale of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
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JAZZIEGIRL05's Photo JAZZIEGIRL05 Posts: 1,178
10/6/09 1:49 P

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Amazon just delivered my Dawkins book (The Greatest Show on Earth). Maybe we should do a book group and discuss as we read...???? Anyway, it's sitting by my bed begging me to START.

Can't wait.

Jazzie

Edited by: JAZZIEGIRL05 at: 10/6/2009 (13:50)
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ADOPTMOM1 Posts: 8,660
10/4/09 9:53 A

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I'm reading it now. It's slow going for me as I have many interruptions around here.

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KRISCHICK's Photo KRISCHICK Posts: 8,470
10/4/09 9:38 A

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I sure do wish Colbert had let Dawkins speak more! But he did get a few good points in.

I have Dawkin's new book on audio. I'll listen to it when I get done with my current audio book.

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ADOPTMOM1 Posts: 8,660
10/4/09 9:06 A

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I've spent WAY too much time on FB and the like this summer. Of course, it's just about ALL I've been able to do since the entire summer was wasted with 2 foot surgeries. It's been my sanity saver when I couldn't go anywhere. At least I could still check in with my friends.

Still, 700 friends??? Those aren't friends, they're people you had a short coversation with ones. I'd have to look but I don't think I've friended anyone on SP. Not that I'm antisocial but I just never thing about it. I maybe have 40 on FB and half of those I have on "Hide" mode because I want to get class reunion announcements but not their constant line of religion babble. (Really, WHEN did my highschool classmates get so conservative. Our senior class float was made from PBR cans!)

Speaking of Dawkins, did anyone see him on the Colbert report? www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-re
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9/26/09 12:48 P

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700 is in the category of too much of a good thing me thinks emoticon ! I think I'm on 5 teams, and only keep up with my 2 favourites. There's a lot of temptation for sensory overload out there (not to mention husband neglect...I'm guilty of it too!!)

One could become any __________ (fill-in-the-blank) slut, huh!

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Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
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SWIFTSEATURTLE's Photo SWIFTSEATURTLE Posts: 3,328
9/26/09 12:39 P

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emoticon Thanks, Jazzie. My husband has been like the wife in the article. When I've stayed too long on the computer, I have to take 3 days off. With SP's focus, and our challenge, there's a balance.

I saw a Sparkpage of a fairly new member who had over 700 friends. Whatever floats your boat!

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9/26/09 12:12 P

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www.aarpmagazine.org/lifestyle/confe
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Is that it Turtle?

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
-Samuel Beckett

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
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These are my principles. If you donít like them, Iíve got others.
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SWIFTSEATURTLE's Photo SWIFTSEATURTLE Posts: 3,328
9/26/09 11:40 A

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I used to be married to a musician who didn't get paid.
You're lucky to have one of the good kind. Not that mine wasn't good.

I just came back to Sparkworld to correct my post about saving the little critters. That isn't speeding them into their next incarnation. Killing them is what would send them forward. So, why don't I? Because then I would come back as a slug, or a scorpion. . . I never had thought this much about it.

It's interesting to learn some of you are on Facebook. I can't go there. I'll try getting a link for another article on why. I see I have wandered into a brand new topic. . .Confessions of a Facebook Addict. That would be me.

Even on Sparkpeople, someone added me as a friend, and I had no clue why. But, I added her. Then, I noticed she added 50 others right way. I don't know if the friend feed goes that far, but I thought I counted.

Go to AARP.org, and put "facebook slut" in the search box. Sorry, I F'd up on getting the link!

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9/26/09 11:10 A

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The music festival was very low key. There was a booth for a group of agnostics and atheists in the lobby, but frankly, the festival wasn't all that well organized or publicized, and there were only about 50 people in the audience. It was raining, also, so that kept away the "fair-weather protesters," if there would have been any. There was nothing in the paper this morning, so I think the one TV station was the only traditional media that paid attention to the controversy, and it was a non-issue.
As long as my husband gets paid...
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9/26/09 10:35 A

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I catch crickets and the tiny lizards in a paper cup and take them outside if they get in the house. Never know if they'll come back as the next Nelson Mandela or Gandhi. I've killed 2 scorpions though (sorry). Spiders I just leave alone.

Linda, how was the festival? I wonder if the believers stayed away after the news about the money going to Dawkins. Had tickets been presold?

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Born again? Pshaw! As a reincarnationist, I've been born again and again and again...

Do not try and think outside the box. Instead, only try to realize the truth. There is no box.
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LINDAHUTCH53's Photo LINDAHUTCH53 Posts: 41
9/25/09 7:46 P

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If I had one I'd wear it! I'll make one for the next time...

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I'd have to wear my "Born-Again Skeptic" shirt.

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LINDAHUTCH53's Photo LINDAHUTCH53 Posts: 41
9/25/09 7:30 P

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BTW, going to the concert I'm wearing a T-shirt that says, "All you need is LOVE."

"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make."
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LINDAHUTCH53's Photo LINDAHUTCH53 Posts: 41
9/25/09 7:28 P

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OK, this is weird. I had never heard of Richard Dawkins before I read SWIFTURTLE's post yesterday. Then today, I found out that the local pop festival in which my husband's band is playing is giving all proceeds to the Richard Dawkins Foundation. Somebody got wind of it, alerted the local TV station, and this is what we get:
http://www.wbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=1
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(Hmmmmm... I obviously don't know how to insert a link, so you're on your own to copy/paste - sorry!)
So this is life in the Bible belt. If we were in New York or California, it would be no big deal. But you know, it's all about the music, and at least the guy is upfront about where the money is going - especially since there are probably plenty of concert promoters out there that donate money to all kinds of horrid causes, but you never know about it.
Leaving shortly, and not sure if protesters will be there since the TV station stirred up the controversy...

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KRISCHICK's Photo KRISCHICK Posts: 8,470
9/25/09 3:09 P

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Mare - you're funny!

I posted mine to FB too and I've had no commentary. I think I scare them :)

Kris

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I'd love to see someone prove god's existence. Remember the Babel fish?

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9/24/09 10:39 P

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My FB is kind of boring... how many posts of "Say yes to gay marriage" and "Say yes to legalizing pot" and "Say no to God" do you want to look at?
Bunch of hippy pantheistic freaks on my page.
Tee hee.

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ADOPTMOM1 Posts: 8,660
9/24/09 9:57 P

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Posted it to my FB page. Boy, it's getting some entertaining argument back and forth between one of my old highschool buddies who apparently lost his mind in the past 25 years and my newer friends. According to him you can prove god with argument and evidence like in a court of law. Say what???

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Wow! What a sexy woman!

And she even looks purty.

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9/24/09 7:31 P

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Finally got to view it. Thanks! I just talked to my son who is at Indiana University. He's already seen the video clip, so it's making the rounds. Hopefully ALL the copies will get taken up, "edited" of their misinformation/introduction, and viola! More copies for all!

Jazzie

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
-Samuel Beckett

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
-Dr. Seuss


These are my principles. If you donít like them, Iíve got others.
- Groucho Marx



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9/24/09 6:56 P

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Here's a link to the second one...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmHN3JtyUXg&
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ature=player_embedded#t=373

I enjoyed her synopsis. And, who doesn't need TP?

Mare-

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9/24/09 4:15 P

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I can't get the second one to load...unfortunately the first one loaded just fine! emoticon

I'll try again because I KNOW I'm gonna love it.

I just got my new Dawkins book delivered to my door yesterday. The Greatest Show on Earth. Can't wait to read it!

Thanks for the post...I'll try it again later.

Jazzie

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
-Samuel Beckett

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
-Dr. Seuss


These are my principles. If you donít like them, Iíve got others.
- Groucho Marx



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ADOPTMOM1 Posts: 8,660
9/24/09 3:15 P

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I actually found a Dawkins book at my local library this week. I nearly passed out. Now the goal is to keep the fundies from stealing it like they did books by Al Franken and Bill Mahar!

BTW, THAT was beautiful. Couldn't make it through Kirk's little diatribe w/o becoming ill but hers was great.

Tami

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9/24/09 2:47 P

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This part is in the second half of the second video in this link (please be patient while I get the link right.) When annoying ad appears just close it.

I like the way she says "horse-sheeet."

www.tinyurl.com/ltvjrw

OMGGG, I just watched the banana video--it's really not often I watch these things--but worth a second if you can spare it. The problem is, it takes a few minutes, more than a second. The banana link is somewhere in the middle.

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