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  1. BetteTheRed

    TRUMP - Some people think......... How do you feel?

    And you be careful dissing gingers, my dear!
  2. BetteTheRed

    Novel Coronavirus

    "Disposables" are what is protecting the world from antibiotic resistant bacteria. It's another horrible dilemma in our predicament. If there's one place we need to maintain single use plastic, at present, it's medicine, largely because of c diff and other AMR.
  3. BetteTheRed

    How was church today?

    We have to figure out what to do about youth ministry, and that just didn't come up. I'm team leader of FFCE, our youth minister's contract expires in August, our youth are both few and fragile, although our congregational numbers are not bad. Our demographic is strongly "ancient", although we...
  4. BetteTheRed

    TRUMP - Some people think......... How do you feel?

    Are you talking about what Rita posted? Did you listen to it? To start with, Tim, as I've said a couple of times, is Oz. Although he did, in fact, play the role of Judas in the Arena version of JC Superstar in the U.K. a few years ago. A fabulous production; really unique, but faithful to the...
  5. BetteTheRed

    How was church today?

    Ugh. Annual Congregational Meeting. Our dear Chair is something of a plodder, I was stuck playing secretary, went on too long. I like combining the meeting with worship, but it can drag. Started at 10, not done til 12:15. Thank Godde for potlucks; that part was nice. And I had a 90th birthday...
  6. BetteTheRed

    Forum Game: Make a five word sentence with the last word of the previous one

    Are challenged; that is so.
  7. BetteTheRed

    TRUMP - Some people think......... How do you feel?

    Mystic, I don't think that you 'get' English or Oz humour. They're somewhat similar, and very different to American humour. "Drown the bitch" is a perfectly 'normal' English response to a text with a pic of a weak cuppa tea. It's just the way they talk, when you can understand them at all. These...
  8. BetteTheRed

    The other F word

    The U.S. is definitely on the downhill slide from its peak Empire point. How it will end, and how much we will be dragged down with them as the Empire falls, is hard to predict. I was reminded of an unfortunate fact by the speaker of our latest DVD series, Michael Dowd: that during times of...
  9. BetteTheRed

    'Saved FROM What?' or "'Saved FOR What?'? What Is Salvation, Anywho?

    I like to hear a wide variety of translations of the prayer of Jesus. Growing up knowing/hearing/saying only the very patriarchal "Our Father" version really limits one's vision of Godde into a very narrow point that is not much help to humanity, particularly women. My favourite starts: Eternal...
  10. BetteTheRed

    TRUMP - Some people think......... How do you feel?

    Absolutely. Which is exactly what Canada has done. As usual, when it comes to social morals, the U.S. seems often to be a decade or two behind the rest of the developed world. Bit slow, our neighbours.
  11. BetteTheRed

    TRUMP - Some people think......... How do you feel?

    Tim Minchin is very funny, and people who don't get all excited about "bad words" find him quite insightful. Interventionist prayer is just a flawed premise, a petition to an angry god created in the image of the pray-er. I should think that Speaker Pelosi would include Donald Trump in her...
  12. BetteTheRed

    Novel Coronavirus

    Local Health Networks. Like I said it was a wyrd call. Said RVH but then something else, that I heard as LHN. Why would you be robocalling a county of people to find out if they'd experienced breathlessness?
  13. BetteTheRed

    Forum Game: Make a five word sentence with the last word of the previous one

    Working life interferes with fun.
  14. BetteTheRed

    Novel Coronavirus

    Perhaps. I answered no anyway, but I have a feeling it was legitimately from the hospital, perhaps some effort to scan for coronavirus?
  15. BetteTheRed

    TRUMP - Some people think......... How do you feel?

    Evidence? Funny thing is that the SBC was very supportive of Roe vs Wade in the 70s. The church has been all over the map on this one, and for most of that "all over the map" time, men have been in charge of most religious institutions. Doesn't give the anti-choice position much credibility in...
  16. BetteTheRed

    'Saved FROM What?' or "'Saved FOR What?'? What Is Salvation, Anywho?

    Let's not dis fathers here, either. There's nothing magical, or indeed "maternal" about gender.
  17. BetteTheRed

    Last Post Thread

    I would not say that this would be easy for us. I ran into a "Publisher" incompatability problem between office computers today. She asked me, I said yes, she'll get my handwritten notes and she'll type them. I've chaired enough of the damned things, and I generally know how they go. What I'm...
  18. BetteTheRed

    Novel Coronavirus

    No, it was quite strange. It was a robocall (and neither my name or any others were mentioned), and person gave their contact info if you were aware enough to write it down. Said it was from the Royal Victoria LHN (I have no call display or anything to confirm the origin of the call). And it...
  19. BetteTheRed

    TRUMP - Some people think......... How do you feel?

    In my experience, most Republicans vote for Trump with their noses held, because they claim to be absolutely committed to restricting/outlawing all abortion rights. Which is, of course, essentially misogynist, but there ya go.
  20. BetteTheRed

    Conspiracy Of Silence Conspiracy Theory ...

    No one argues that vaccines are 100% safe for all humans. They argue that the benefits outweigh the risks. Of course it's not nonsense. How do you think we conquered smallpox? It's not "mandatory" most places, unless you wish to access the public education system I'm not sure where you're...
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