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Transitioning from the old TBD

Well, some of us made it over hear, and are trying to figure out this new site, or maybe have already figured it out. Lots of new people on now that weren't on the other site. Interesting to note that, out of 46,223 people on the old site, only 4.3% made it over here. Some, I know, didn't want to move over here, and I certainly respect that.

Added by Lowell Brandon on July 15, 2009 at 5:08pm — 9 Comments

California Bill AB1401: Transition to Organics Act 2009

Bill Summary:

The Organic Consumers Association favors the conversion of American agriculture to at least 30% organic by the year 2015, including major reforms in agricultural subsidies and appropriations to help family farmers make the transition to organic, develop local and regional markets, and adopt renewable energy practices. We know that California farmers who wish to transition from conventional farming to certified organic farming face a number of challenges. In particular, the… Continue

Added by OCNaturalDoc on July 15, 2009 at 4:39pm — No Comments

New Study Reveals Major Health Problems Linked to Genetically Engineered Foods

QUOTE OF THE WEEK



"We demand the systematic publication of the results of these tests, which we could only obtain on a case by case basis by taking legal action... It [the study] brings to light a significant underestimation of the initial signs of diseases like cancer and diseases of the hormonal, immune, nervous and reproductive systems, among others... The health crises may be more important than the international financial crisis because of the lack of transparency of the…
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Added by OCNaturalDoc on July 15, 2009 at 3:32pm — 3 Comments

Vegas

Looking forward to going to Las Vegas on my sister's birthday in November.

Added by joanne Sewell on July 15, 2009 at 3:14pm — 1 Comment

Student History of Philosophy

(A compilation of student research, edited by Stephen Hicks, Rockford College)



Is philosophy a waist of time? Ethical debates have been around for a long time, but nobody seems to have any answers. Ethnics are very important. Ethnics are a code of values to guide human life. Basically, what you do with your life comes down to your personal ethnics. For the world to be good means having strong Altruistic people to help the society survive in this doggy dog world.



To… Continue

Added by Bill on July 15, 2009 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Will he do it?

They're 1/2 way through the Tour de France and Lance is sitting in third, only 8 seconds out of the lead.
He never grabs the yellow shirt early, it's just too much to try and defend it for the whole 3 weeks of the race, and besides, it's who's wearing the shirt on the morning they head for Paris that matters.
Of course, I think they get a bonus for every day they wear it, sort of like "Lap Money" in the IRL.

Added by Johnny Wheels Esq. on July 15, 2009 at 1:49pm — 1 Comment

The Birth of a New Self

I see a psychotherapist once a week. I've been thinking about cutting down the sessions to once every two weeks, or even once a month. There is no magic in our sessions. I attach no feeling of specialness to our interaction. Psychotherapy should be magical, it should be special. Special in the sense that one feels sensations that are not experienced in the mundane world. One should feel some connection to one's inner self, a connection to one's past and one's future possibilities. One should… Continue

Added by Gary Freedman on July 15, 2009 at 12:30pm — 8 Comments

Lets Change the world

I'm dead serious. I am building a web site dedicated (more or less) to serious world issues of which I know very little about. I do understand the basics and I see a pattern and problems across politics, big business, judicial systems, police states, military, etc etc, on a global scale.



I can give you broad stroke plans and ideas to make this planet a much better place to live. I need you, THE PEOPLE, that know the ins and outs and all the details that can work my basics into a… Continue

Added by Jerr on July 15, 2009 at 11:57am — 12 Comments

The Confessions of a Psychoanalyst

THE FIRST HOUR:



A troublesome -- aren't they all? -- new patient, thirty-seven years old, raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father had a typical petty bourgeois Jewish Orthodox background. The patient's mother was a Polish-Catholic. He is highly intelligent, a compulsive talker, extremely narcissistic and exhibitionistic. He hides his intellectual arrogance behind ironic self-deprecation. He cannot stop his diarrhea of talk, because it is his way of denying his essential… Continue

Added by Gary Freedman on July 15, 2009 at 11:44am — 1 Comment

Breaking News!

I just dropped my coffee mug on the floor. It broke into a hundred pieces. I can't think of more tragic breaking news at the moment. Do people glue things back together anymore?

Added by Gary Freedman on July 15, 2009 at 10:22am — 4 Comments

Do Mice Make Good Tenants?

Yesterday, I was walking down the hall on my floor of my apartment building. I happened to notice a mouse scampering ahead of me. It would stop for a moment, I would catch up with it, it would scamper some more, I would catch up, then, scamper once again. I wonder if the mouse was a tenant in the building? How do mice reach the doorknobs to their apartments, I wonder? Is a lease signed by a mouse legally enforceable? And how do you evict a mouse for nonpayment of rent? They're damn hard to… Continue

Added by Gary Freedman on July 15, 2009 at 10:12am — No Comments

The Cup

Ikkyu, the Zen master, was very clever even as a boy. His teacher had a precious teacup, a rare antique. Ikkyu happened to break this cup and was greatly troubled. Hearing the footsteps of his teacher, he held the pieces of the cup behind him. When the master appeared, Ikkyu asked: "Why do people have to die?"



"This is natural," explained the teacher. "Everything has to die and has just so long to live."



Ikkyu, producing the shattered cup, added: "It was time for your cup… Continue

Added by Bill on July 15, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Breaking News!!!

Here I thought that the Party of No! The GOOP without leadership and without impetus to move things forward in this country was powerless and sitting on the sidelines doing nothing. After all, the US is in the midst of one of the biggest financial melt downs in its history. 70% of the American public demand Congress address national health care in some form or other. We are fighting wars on several fronts, Iraq and Afghanistan just to name a couple.



Forget those. Put them…
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Added by Madhatterat60 on July 15, 2009 at 7:59am — 2 Comments

Zen II - IV



Zen II



Sow fear and confusion

among the enemy ranks,



then sit back

and laugh.





Zen III



Laughter is a noise.

When the enemy can hear you,

laugh as if you laugh last.



It won't matter.

Either you won't know the difference,

or you will make it so.





Zen IV



While they look within,

encircle them.



When they look without,

strike from… Continue

Added by ZenDog on July 15, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Butterflies in Sonnet



Butterflies in Sonnet



They hovered near like monarchs in the night;

invading vain and raging ruminations

with lyric sound of soft and gentle flight.

To walk away, solitude's intention;

their lovely voices bid me 'Stay. Listen.'

They formed a semi-circle and they sang!

They sang so pure of love endured, I listened!

Stood rapt with awe and trembling, my heart rang!

with bitter tears unwept and raging pain . . .

Christine was but… Continue

Added by ZenDog on July 15, 2009 at 5:57am — No Comments

Ads Ads and Spreading the Word.

Is a social Networking Blog space an appropriate place to recruit business or talk about jesus?



I don't think so, it is offensive to me.



I guess I thought that if one was going to do such a thing, it would be in reference to self. I other words.



Man! I started my own business and I am raking in the nuts. All I have to do is get ten over people to sell for me and I get part on what they sell. You start out by just selling to you friends and family, they…
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Added by Grace Linda on July 15, 2009 at 4:34am — 8 Comments

Inferior Bags

It was very crowded at the supermarket, and the customer in front of me had a large order.

As the harried looking clerk lifted the final bag for her, its bottom gave way, sending the contents crashing to the floor.

"They just don't make these bags like they used to," the clerk blurted to the customer. "That was supposed to happen in your driveway."

Added by Bill on July 14, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

THREE GATES TO THE WORLD

THREE GATES TO THE WORLD



Philip Harrelson



1 John 2:16 KJV For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.



John has indentified the three avenues or gates of temptation that will constantly work to stop a man who is diligently trying to serve the Lord.



A. The Lust of the Flesh



The lust of the flesh has much to do with the five senses of feeling,… Continue

Added by Evangelist.R.Chandrasekaran. on July 14, 2009 at 8:34pm — 2 Comments

The LORD your God in your midst,

The LORD your God in your midst,



Lev 26:12, Mt 18:20,Hag 1:5.



Zep 3:15, 17.





1.The Deliverer.



Deut 23;14 "For the LORD your God walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you and give your enemies over to you; therefore your camp shall be holy, that He may see no unclean thing among you, and turn away from you.





2.The Reprover.



Gen 3:8 And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the… Continue

Added by Evangelist.R.Chandrasekaran. on July 14, 2009 at 8:22pm — No Comments

The Circles of The Christian Life.

The Circles of The Christian Life.

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1. Circle of Faith.



I Corinthians 15: 6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.





2. Circle of Service.



Luke 10: 1 After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would… Continue

Added by Evangelist.R.Chandrasekaran. on July 14, 2009 at 8:15pm — No Comments

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