All Blog Posts Tagged ' Belief/Religion' (298)

July 6 2015 A.D. - Cosmic Reflections of this past 239th "Independence Day"!

How ‘bout that Holiday (rimshot!)!

Why the signing matters: only rock-solid stone would be a stronger (known) medium for this purpose than mere paper.

By the affixing of one's signature, the mere paper signifies guarantee in perpetuity of…

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Added by fred hallman on July 7, 2015 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

We’ve got gay marriage, now what?

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

It’s official. A majority of the Supremes proclaimed that the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to same-sex marriage in all states. It is indeed an historic occasion. The love that dare not speak its name is proving these days that it will never be silent again.

This is not something I could've foreseen. When I came out, gay sex was illegal and gay men were routinely subjected to electro shock therapy to try and make them straight. Gay bars…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on June 27, 2015 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Obama leads in singing Amazing Grace in eulogy!

The President made me cry today, tears of joy that is!

Added by fred hallman on June 26, 2015 at 3:00pm — 11 Comments

WTF? - "the N-word" Heard Round the World

http://www.scpr.org/programs/the-frame/2015/06/19/43360/marc-maron-tells-us-what-the-f-is-with-him-intervi/

I have to admit I wondered what the hell was going on with President Obama's handlers when they decided to alter his LA fund raising itinerary to head over to Marc Maron's WTF garage studio in Highland…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on June 22, 2015 at 2:00pm — 23 Comments

What if? If only...

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There is a certain Texan here on Our Salon who regularly posts his own twisted version of current events with provocative language about conspiracy and race and customized "facts" which clearly invite comments and conflict.  This isn't Trollish behavior in the traditional internet ethic of creative chaos, but much more in the boorish pontification of bigoted and paranoid agit-prop commentary found in specialized chat rooms.

Never having been…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on June 20, 2015 at 4:30pm — 16 Comments

BTW: Good Politics, Questionable Policy - Disney Rewrites IT Lay-off with a Happy Ending

http://logok.org/disney-logo/

Three days ago I posted about Hillary Clinton's latest campaign speech with this title Good Politics, Questionable Policy and included this paragraph: "BTW:…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on June 17, 2015 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

Inland Surfing Florida Style

(Photography by A. Nony-Mouse with it's teeny weeny camera!)

Added by fred hallman on June 15, 2015 at 5:30pm — 8 Comments

The shame and the pride of it all

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

As an organizer of the first pride march in Philadelphia in 1972, I find it difficult to be proud of what passes for pride in the new millennium. It's not that I'm unwilling to change with the times. I just can't believe what's become of those defiant marches we used to stage on the last Sunday of June to commemorate a riot at a bar…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on June 13, 2015 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Intolerance, The True American on KPCC and a World without Hate

http://oursalon.ning.com/profile/TedFrier

Intolerance…: To give credit where it’s due, Ted Frier’s post, “Right Demands Respect for Intolerance in Jenner Controversy” inspires this post; that and the fact that I…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on June 4, 2015 at 9:00pm — 16 Comments

Hey evil minded creepoids---Find fault with this!

As further fruit of the Anastasia Solokova inspired renaissance 8 years ago of pole-dancing gymnastics in Ukraine and Russia and Europe, I bring you 5, 7, and 8 yr old Emily Moskalenko on one of several Ukrainian Idol type shows that air in Eastern Europe, Russia and are covered by Western European media.

8 year old Emily...

If you're…

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Added by fred hallman on May 14, 2015 at 11:00am — 10 Comments

Making sense of that which makes no sense

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

Nothing lasts forever. That may not be an original thought, but how often do we really think about it? We go about our busy lives, our routines, day after day, year after year, as if they will never end. 

They do. At some point. Sometimes when we least expect it. A sudden heart attack. An accident. It’s all over in the blink of an eye. Or we linger on for months, years, suffering and yet so many times clinging to that desperate hope that we’ll…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on May 13, 2015 at 8:08am — 5 Comments

My recent absence due to hospitalization bleh, bleh, bleh!

Okay this is where I've been the last few weeks and  more or less what I've been up to and through for that matter.Image result for hospitalization   About a month ago I began feeling listless, had no appetite, and was sleeping about 2 hours of every day.

I got very weak after a couple of weeks of this and you have to understand that my daily routine includes jacking myself into the air with a sling and chain hoist upon arising and after pulling myself down the hall via a monorail on the ceiling, dropping…

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Added by fred hallman on May 11, 2015 at 3:30am — 17 Comments

Straight Talk About Gay Rights--LGBTQ & Churches

Hands Around the God-Box 1994 demonstration

(Link to the page with description may be found at the bottom of this post.)

*I've posted the trailer below the movie for brevity's…

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Added by Poor Woman on May 6, 2015 at 11:30am — 39 Comments

Another verse in the song "Young Love!"

A magic moment caught between a dolphin and a dog. This clip is from the award-winning IMAX classic, DOLPHINS by MacGillivray Freeman Films, founders of the One World One Ocean Campaign. Learn more about dolphins and how you can help protect the ocean at…

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Added by fred hallman on May 5, 2015 at 3:32pm — 8 Comments

Further Explorations of Unitarian Universalism and Our Challenge of the 21st Century

http://www.yelp.com/biz/neighborhood-church-of-pasadena-pasadena

Further Explorations of UU Churchs…:  This morning I’m off on an eighty mile round trip to attend services at the Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church in Pasadena.  Arguably the oldest UUC…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on May 4, 2015 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

Not Sure Why…

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/05/gaza-israel-war/392024/

Not Sure Why…:  Because I could never explain it, but this photo lead in The Atlantic stopped me in my web surfing tracks.  I’m familiar with Bansky’s weeping Greek goddess in Gaza……

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Added by JMac1949 Today on May 2, 2015 at 7:30pm — 8 Comments

May Day… Origins, Dirty Rotten Commies and What’s Next in the 21st Century

http://patrickmurfin.blogspot.com/

May Day…Origins... : An ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival and usually a public holiday; it is also a traditional spring holiday in many cultures.  The earliest May Day celebrations appeared in pre-Christian times, with the Floralia,…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on May 1, 2015 at 9:30am — 15 Comments

Communion: Kneeling On The Bayous

Written in 2010,  about 10 months before becoming homeless, a piece from The American Daughter. Thank you,  Shanon and Jesse Mitchell, for archiving this at Thick White Porcelain

In…
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Added by Robin Sneed on April 30, 2015 at 1:00pm — 14 Comments

Zoe The Happy Dog (RIP) OS 02.24.14

 

My beloved Zoe,

Your Daddy Tim went back to San Francisco last night. This was the first night in more than one year that I have spent alone. Your bed is still on the floor beside mine. I’m not ready to face the cold empty wood that rests beneath it. On my way to bed I need…

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Added by Robert Starkey on April 29, 2015 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Kent State 45 years later

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

The slaughter of four students at Kent State 45 years ago made me realize that I could never be proud to be American. Not that I was. 

I grew up with images on our small-screened black and white television, that my aunt bought at a discount at GE where she worked on an assembly line, of black children blown up in churches and civil rights marchers hosed down and beaten by vicious cops in the South. I learned from the news that all men and women…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on April 29, 2015 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

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