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Suicide is painless....


By:  @randy, 2 weeks ago
Comments:  65
Latest By:  @john-galt-1147, 2 weeks ago

I was watching TV earlier this evening and the movie version of M*A*S*H came on. It is different then the TV series in one important point. The theme song. Now my personal belief is that the original theme song was so seductive to potential suicidal folks that no network could (or would) bear the responsibility of any idea of anyone killing themselves. Whoever made that decision is very, very, very smart. Have you ever really listened to the words? And they are true. If done correctly... 
 
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Bazinga


By:  @krishna, 3 months ago
Comments:  4
Latest By:  @krishna, 2 weeks ago

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To see a miracle the true story of Zane. (health care)


By:  @kavika, 3 weeks ago
Comments:  26
Latest By:  @kavika, 3 weeks ago

I'm going to take this opportunity to address the on going debate about the ACA, single payer, socialized medicine or what ever name you choose to give it.  There are those on NT that are for the free market health care and those that favor ACA and some that favor single payer. I am an advocate of a single payer system.  Having actually lived in a country that has single payer (Australia) and family that still lives there and having a very personal experience with regard to the pro's... 
 
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Something off my chest, if that is OK? Ramblings by Randy


By:  @randy, 4 months ago
Comments:  52
Latest By:  @community, one month ago

  Sometimes I wonder what would have happened to me if I had taken the very different path that I had chosen to set before me? I had just turned 17 and I knew I was going to do one of two things and only those. I was either going to quit school and join the Air Force or I was going to stay in, graduate and go on to a Jesuit Seminary and become a Priest. I mean that is a big, big difference. It makes me think about where I would be today and what kind of a man I would be know if I had... 
 
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Disability Claim Time


By:  @randy, 2 months ago
Comments:  8
Latest By:  @katpen, 2 months ago

I have been on Social Security Disability for about seven years now and I am coming up on my review time to see if I should stay on it or if I am ready to get off from it and go back to work. If I am declared ready to go back to work then I will be denied benefits until I am 64 1/2 years and then I will officially retire. If I am allowed to stay on disability then I will stay on until the same age with no further review until I am then placed on regular Social Security at that age with the... 
 
hal-a-freeganlujah
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/06/04/evangelist-joshua-feuerstein-cant-handle-rainbow-colored-fry-boxes-at-mcdonalds/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&utm_campaign=Nonreligious&utm_content=44 Next weekend, three McDonald’s locations in Washington, D.C. will sell fries in rainbow-colored boxes to mark Pride weekend. It’s a simple way to show support for the LGBT community. Joshua Feuerstein, the vertical video-addicted evangelist whose complaint about... 
 
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Alzheimers Research and Tests


By:  @enoch, 3 months ago
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Latest By:  @enoch, 3 months ago

There are rapidly aging large groups of Americans. Concern for research dealing with Alzeheimers and other cognitive impairing diseases in this group is being funded by the NIH (National Institutes of Health). The costs of nursing homes is prohibitive. It can tank Medicaid budgets at present levels. Imagine what will happen if current funding is reduced? A simple DNA maker test using a cheap saliva swab can detect Amaloids and Tau's. These are two genetic markers which... 
 
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Gratitude is a Gateway Drug


By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 4 months ago
Comments:  5
Latest By:  @spikegary, 4 months ago

Gratitude is a Gateway Drug By Lisa Earle McLeod, LInkedin, April 12 2017 When was the last time you felt sorry for your self? How about annoyed? Think about the last time you felt low, for whatever reason. What thoughts were going through your head? If you examine your mental talk track during low periods, you’ll likely find one common theme: An absence of gratitude. Think about the most depressed, or angry, or lonely, or mean people you know. How much gratitude do they experience?... 
 
hal-a-lujah
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Our Biggest Mistake: We Did As We Were Told


By:  @hal-a-lujah, 4 months ago
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Latest By:  @barney-frank, 4 months ago

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/godlessindixie/2017/04/04/our-biggest-mistake/?utm_source=[!]%20Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NL%20Nonreligious&utm_content=15580 Those of us who broke up with Jesus (he wouldn’t return our calls) are accustomed to having our motives and our sincerity questioned by those still happy with their faith. We get it all the time. We hear that we weren’t authentic enough, or we weren’t fully surrendered to the will of God, or we had some unconfessed sin... 
 
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A warning, a gun sale and tragic consequences


By:  @randy, 5 months ago
Comments:  48
Latest By:  @kavika, 5 months ago

  Despite a mother’s plea, her mentally ill daughter was sold a firearm. Here’s why she sued. In Wellington, Mo. She called the police. Then ATF. After that, the FBI. Janet Delana was desperate to stop her mentally ill adult daughter from buying another handgun. Finally, Delana called the gun shop a few miles from her home, the one that had sold her daughter a black Hi-Point pistol a month earlier when her last disability check had arrived. Above: Janet... 
 
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After decades of dazzling tricks, a magician reaches his final act


By:  @sixpick, 8 months ago
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Latest By:  @sixpick, 8 months ago

Armella Leung for STAT   By Bob Tedeschi @bobtedeschi January 3, 2017   The man was 64 and he was dying of lung disease and this was his place: a stretch of concrete laid at the foot of an empty storefront and a bodega in Portland, Ore.   If you’d walked down NW 3rd Avenue 18 months ago, you might have noticed him on the sidewalk, most likely wrapped beneath blankets that were cleaner than those shrouding other homeless people in the area. It’s... 
 
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Sarah Palin To Give Trump Daily Unintelligence Briefings


By:  @krishna, 8 months ago
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Latest By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 8 months ago

NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Donald Trump transition team has another staffing announcement. In response to criticisms that he’s been skipping meetings with intelligence officials most of the week, preferring instead to have Vice-President-Elect Mike Pence attend them, Trump has agreed to receive classified information vital to our country’s national security every day. The briefings will come from former Vice-Presidential candidate and half-term Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin. “I’m... 
 
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Minnesota tattooing project helps vets confront pain


By:  @community, 9 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 9 months ago

ROCHESTER - Artist Misty Chastain is in the shop a little early on a recent Sunday to prepare. Iraq war veteran Derrick Brooks is there, too. They are an unusual pair who’ve come together as founders of an organization called Warrior Ink. The aim of their project is to pair her artistry with the needle with his skills as a listener to help veterans confront the wounds of war. They are believers in what is loosely called ink therapy, a Zen-like healing combination of endorphins and... 
 
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Melania Trump Is Very Upset By People Who Bully Others On The Internet


By:  @community, 10 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 10 months ago

Melania Trump returned from political exile on Thursday by making a rather eyebrow-raising claim: as first lady, she would combat bullying. That anti-bullying campaign, however, likely wouldn’t extend to her husband. “Our culture has gotten too mean and too violent,” the wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told a crowd here in the suburbs of Philadelphia. “It is never OK when a 12-year-old girl or boy is mocked, bullied or attacked. It is terrible when that... 
 
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I Used to Be a Human Being


By:  @community, 11 months ago
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Latest By:  @enoch, 11 months ago

I was sitting in a large meditation hall in a converted novitiate in central Massachusetts when I reached into my pocket for my iPhone. A woman in the front of the room gamely held a basket in front of her, beaming beneficently, like a priest with a collection plate. I duly surrendered my little device, only to feel a sudden pang of panic on my way back to my seat. If it hadn’t been for everyone staring at me, I might have turned around immediately and asked for it back. But I didn’t. I... 
 
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Stevie Ray Vaughan - Pride and Joy (Studio version)


By:  @community, last year
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Latest By:  @arkansashermit, 11 months ago

Why in this particular forum you ask?   [jrEmbed module="jrYouTube" youtube_id="0vo23H9J8o8"]     ...'cause this is my temple, and my place of peace. Sitting as I am now by the campfire in all of nature, listening to SRV, I am in in the presence of sacredness. :~)  
 
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How to Disarm an Armed Man with a Glass of Wine


By:  @ambivalent, last year
Comments:  5
Latest By:  @sixpick, last year

 
 
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Pamela Anderson has detailed the dangers of pornography in a lengthy and impassioned column. The 49-year-old actress, who herself was an unwilling porn participant when a sex tape starring her and then-husband Tommy Lee was leaked in 1995, has teamed up with rabbi counsellor Shmuley Boteach to pen a column for the Wall Street Journal . In the column, Boteach and former Playboy model Anderson encourage people to stop watching explicit material for fear of ruining their relationships.... 
 
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MY TRAVEL PLANS FOR 2016


By:  @1stwarrior, last year
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Latest By:  @marine24, last year

I have been in many places, but I've never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can't go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone. I've also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there.  If you want to get “down and dirty” this would be the place to let your hair down.    I have, however, been in Sane. They don't have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my children, family and work.   I would like to... 
 
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Leaving for awhile.


By:  @community, last year
Comments:  13
Latest By:  @nowhere-man, last year

I screwed up, again. This time on the thread of Hillary refusing the endorsement of the FOP. It seems it's become a daily occurrence with me and I am embarrassing myself and the site, both of which are very very painful to me. I plan on stop posting  both as a moderator and a member until such time as my own mental heath is good enough to return. I am truly sorry for those that have posted honest responses and that I have posted unknowingly dis-honest responses, some of which have led other... 
 
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Did internalised homophobia spark Orlando nightclub attack?


By:  @community, last year
Comments:  48
Latest By:  @bobby-nguyen, last year

By Jasmine Taylor-Coleman BBC News, Washington   Reports that Orlando gunman Omar Mateen had been a regular at the gay nightclub he attacked and used gay dating apps have led to speculation that he was motivated by internalised homophobia. But what is it, and could it have anything to do with the worst shooting in recent US history? Investigators are still trying to establish what led a 29-year-old security guard from Florida to murder 49 people and injure dozens more... 
 
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10 Things You Don't Owe Anyone


By:  @community, last year
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Latest By:  @badfish, last year

Not sure how this will work, but, I thought this was REALLY good! [jrEmbed module="jrYouTube" youtube_id="pSFP7FV7Z3s"] Sometimes people demand things of us that we can't do...  Maybe this will help us all!   Thanks for coming by!  
 
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By Max Ehrenfreund May 13   American politics always has surprises, but things have been especially unpredictable since President Obama took office. First, few observers were prepared for the tea party movement, which ousted several veteran GOP  lawmakers, replaced them with more radically conservative newcomers, and helped the Republican Party win control of the House of Representatives in 2010.   "That left a lot of analysts slack-jawed, wondering: What was this latent... 
 
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By Nathaniel P. Morris May 20 at 6:45 PM Nathaniel P. Morris is a student at Harvard Medical School.     In medical school, we take dozens of tests. But I’ll never forget a multiple-choice quiz that I once took on my own. It wasn’t assigned, and I didn’t want anyone to know I was taking it. I locked the door and drew the shades. I changed my browser setting to private on my laptop and clicked away in the dark, answering questions about my sleep and my energy,... 
 
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Do you inherit your parent's mental illness?


By:  @community, last year
Comments:  12
Latest By:  @community, last year

In the battle to find what causes mental illness, scientists are increasingly looking at genetic factors. For James Longman - whose father killed himself after suffering from schizophrenia - it's a very personal question. I'm often told I look like my dad, that I have his mannerisms and some of his habits. It's something I take pride in. But it's also something that worries me because he had schizophrenia, and when I was nine, he took his own life. After a particularly bad two-week... 
 
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