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What are we greedy for?

Started by James Martin in News & Politics. Last reply by Hal A. Lujah 24 seconds ago. 27 Replies

Fox News announces GOP Debate Field

Started by Jerry Verlinger in News & Politics. Last reply by AeonPax 18 minutes ago. 12 Replies

Annual Garlic Festival

Started by Enoch in Wine & Food. Last reply by Enoch 44 minutes ago. 14 Replies

McDonald's Advises Employee to Apply for Food Stamps

Started by Jerry Verlinger in News & Politics. Last reply by Jerry Verlinger 2 hours ago. 76 Replies

Hijacked Grief

Started by XXJefferson#51 in Mental Health and Wellness 4 hours ago. 0 Replies

Racism ain't dead

Started by 1stwarrior in News & Politics. Last reply by screminmimi 4 hours ago. 14 Replies

Meet Limberbutt McCubbins, another 2016 US presidential candidate

Started by James Martin in News & Politics. Last reply by Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom 6 hours ago. 16 Replies

Alternative Presidential Candidate

Started by Petey Coober in News & Politics. Last reply by Petey Coober 6 hours ago. 128 Replies

Tiger Swallowtail ~ New Poster Image

Started by A. Macarthur in Photography & Art. Last reply by Broliver "TheSquirrel" Stagnasty 8 hours ago. 5 Replies

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Thick Nhat Hanh ~ Deep Listening

Posted by ambivalent on August 2, 2015 at 7:00am 10 Comments

This is a practice of listening in order to assuage pain in others (and to find ourselves as well).

I use this in my ministry with parents who have lost a child.

The ever-rebranding Confederate battle flag

Posted by James Martin on July 29, 2015 at 6:20pm 2 Comments

"Rebranding," says the article on that topic in Wikipedia,  "is a marketing strategy in which a new name, term, symbol, design, or combination thereof is created for an established brand with the intention of developing a new, differentiated identity in the minds of consumers, investors, and competitors."

The Confederate States of America was not a company, per se. It was not like a brand of toothpaste or ketchup. But a strong case can be made for something…


Confederacy Theory - About the Confederate Battle Flag

Posted by James Martin on July 26, 2015 at 2:35pm 19 Comments

- a documentary film about the use of the Confederate battle flag

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