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  1. Why Not Nature

    by , 02-09-2015 at 05:52 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Recently it has become patently obvious to me that most people are afraid of the natural world, and I'm not the first or only one to notice this disturbing change in human nature. I have known for quite some time that many people did not like the natural world, but those were just some oddballs who grew up in urban areas, so I didn't pay much attention to them. But in recent years they have become more common and more influential.

    Some of those people who fear nature have gained ...

    Updated 02-10-2015 at 03:06 PM by PeterL

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  2. I Just Want to Sell My Old Stuff

    I have a bunch of old (but perfectly good/functional) stuff lying around of which I no longer want, I could also use some extra money. I figured the best way to resolve both of these problems was to sell my unwanted stuff online. I considered my options carefully in what would seem to be the most convenient way to go about doing this.

    I am hesitant about selling on ebay because ebay charges a listing fee. Meaning that regardless of whether or not you actually sell your item and make ...
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  3. Nanny Government Versus Autonomy

    by , 02-07-2015 at 05:05 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Recently there has been a kerfuffle about parents not having their children vaccinated against measles. This arose from a small outbreak of measles among people who had visited Disneyland. Apparently someone came to the U.S. with measles, and several children who had not been vaccinated were exposed. There are a number of reasons why some parents prefer that their children not be vaccinated, and some of the reasons are very flaky, while a few of the reasons are reasonable. One of the flakier reasons ...

    Updated 02-07-2015 at 05:36 PM by PeterL

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  4. With Thanks to Laura Riding

    AN ELOQUENT BREVITY

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    Laura (Riding) Jackson(1901-1991) was an American poet, critic, novelist, essayist and short story writer whom I came to know about in the first years of my retirement after a 50 year student-and-paid-employment life: 1949 to 1999. In 1938 W.H. Auden called her "the only living philosophical poet, and in 1939 another American poet, Robert Fitzgerald, expressed the hope that with the 1938 publication of her Collected Poems, "the ...
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  5. Practicing Religion is within Human Capacities - Instructions for Religious Trainers.

    by , 02-06-2015 at 03:46 AM (The Promised Revival -- To Bring Faith Back Even If It Had Gone To Pleiades (i.e. weakened).)
    Peace be on you.
    God sends religious laws for the benefit of human who have diverse mental and physical capabilities. Religious laws in Holy Quran haveve minimum and maximum standards for practice. “Allah burdens not any soul beyond its capacity……” (Holy Quran ch2:v287). When human acts on His directives which He has asked to do, grants unlimited reward. Religious law or Shariah is based on softness.


    When a person came to Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah ...

    Updated 02-06-2015 at 03:48 AM by YALASH

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