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Definitely more obvious now.
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Rodney is slowly getting shit faced. 
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You go Rodney!
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There seems to be quite an increase in people posting about their sex lives. Here's your anthem.

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hahahaha Love it! thank you
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Spiritual Independence
Your Own Concept Your Own Experience

Spirituality
Spirituality refers to the immaterial aspect of experience. I acknowledge my human limitation in comprehending what is limitless, metaphysical, or beyond space and time.

Being in Awe
I sometimes refer to the underlying intelligence from which all things manifest as the complexity factor; that point at which variability dances with phenomenon and eludes the framework of human rationality. As a scientist and researcher, I am constantly in awe.

I understand that there is a fact based world. I also understand there is an undefinable, unquantifiable, and immeasurable aspect of my inner self from which I draw creativity, love, compassion, meaning, and purpose. The way in which I navigate the real world while allowing guidance from beyond the linear rational mind is my dance with the complexity factor; aka God. It is within this dance that I experience the miraculous.

Fairy Tales and Belief Systems
"A mythology is an organization of symbolic forms, images, and narratives that are metaphoric of the possibilities of human experience and fulfill of a given society at a given time."
- Joseph Campbell

What I choose to call this inner landscape is my personal mythology. The concepts and language I use are not as important as what they do for me. Don't confuse the fairy tale for its function or relevance. 

Judging Another's Belief
Religious people judging others about their particular belief is no different than a so-called scientist judging someone for having a belief. It is an assault and all assaults are based on insecurity which is, ironically, where spiritual growth is needed. 

Everyone Has a Belief
A scientist that claims to have no belief is in denial. Spiritual belief shows up wherever there is meaning, purpose, or passion assigned. These attributes are fictional not factual. They are ultimately personal. Without this aspect we would be soul-less hairy bags of salt water; robots incapable of art, emotional expression, or even loving our own children. Everyone has an inner landscape where spiritual beliefs existence however developed or undeveloped.

No One Has the Same Belief
Sharing the same words is not the same as sharing the same experience and meaning which is impossible.

All beliefs are highly personal. Assuming someone shares a belief because they use the same terms, words, or language structures is a device used to promote judgement. This assumption is sometimes seen in religious communities to satisfy insecurities and promote hostility towards others not using the same words or phrases. Every person has their own unique experience. Identifying people based the words they use is silly. Honoring another's belief as personal and unique is a sign of higher conscious development.

No Wrong Belief
Those that argue about which fairy tale is right, or that there is no such thing as a fairy tale, miss the purpose of mythology which is to create meaning in an otherwise meaningless world. Beliefs are better judged by whether or not they are useful. Beliefs are not factual or scientific but they can be useful and even highly practical which is factual and is scientific. 

There is no right or wrong spiritual belief. Some of the most spiritual people I know are atheists. It is not the label that defines spiritual qualities but the way in which meaning is created and expressed. 

Other People
I embrace those with messages that inspire compassion, non-judgement, forgiveness, healing, acceptance, and spend their time empowering others. For me, these people are not limited to a pulpit but rather show up in all shapes and sizes including everyday people that just know how to live (this includes Christians and atheists). 

I avoid those that promote guilt, shame, judgement, separation and exclusion of others, and seek to dis-empower people for the benefit of an institution or organization (this includes Christians and atheists).

By Dr. John Cassone
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+Pam Adger Atheism is the USA is not the same as atheism in other developed countries. The vast majority of people in other highly developed countries don't care about god and 'spiritual' things. This is because when the State takes away the need for survival as a result of socialist programs, the need for a belief in a mystical god disappears. I don't think you've ever lived outside America, have you? So you've never experience living in a 'godless' society. You, therefore, have no evidence for calling atheists self-righteous. They aren't.

Atheists in the USA are militant as a result of the aggressive programs by religious people to convert others as well as the fact that the laws of the US (e.g. abortion, teaching creationism) is making the USA backwards and forcing 'unbelievers' to adhere to doctrines of the middle ages.

I don't think this conversation can go further. Suffice to say I am somewhat disappointed at your response. Not something I would have expected from someone with a degree in science.
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Sy and I were trying to do the show from this restaurant... And... Nope
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You guys need to punish the restaurant on Yelp and other social media venues. It kills me that places declare "We have WiFi", but it is so poor it is non-existent.

Just sayin'...
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10 am and it's 96°F  already  (35.5° C). Lord have mercy it's going to be a hot one. 
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Exactly +Jim Vanvranken​. Extreme heat isn't fun, but add humidity to that, and good luck taking deep breaths. The air gets so thick and staid that you can almost feel the humidity pushing against you like water currents. 
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I'm at that magical age where my boobs grow faster than my hair.
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I'm glad now that I'm older that I don't have big boobs...lol
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Hubby and his friend Paul need these shirts.

Via +Greg Ryals
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Yes hubby and his friend aren't a couple but 26 years of friendship and they have a similar banter with each other. 
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I was completely skeptical but I have to endorse this flavor. Usually I am not a fan of flavored potato chips. These taste just like biscuits and gravy. 
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Just swallow it +David Brennan,it will taste the same as when it came up.
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Fuck Trump, big game hunting, and any other US issue (including fracking) for just a week. Focus your efforts on contacting your elected officials, signing petitions, sharing the story and whatever else you feel compelled to do to get DuPont to make it right or go bankrupt trying. 

Oh and this is a LONG read...but it needs to be read. 
Via several people yesterday and +Malthus John today. 
 
How do you sell Dystopia as Utopia? 
With lies & propaganda, of course!

This is a great article by Mariah Blake on the willful negligence that has led to the nearly 100% of the planet's population being exposed to the toxic and carcinogenic chemical known as "C8" (perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA).  It's also a great story of the tireless efforts of a handful of people - former employees, neighbors, farmers, etc- that worked to make sure that this whole thing was not swept under the rug by the chemical industry and DuPont.

Typical things that expose us to C8: stain resistant carpets, carpet cleaning liquids, Teflon cookware, microwave popcorn bags, Gore-Tex, floor wax, treated upholstery, clothing, and furniture, etc., food contact paper & wrappers, and dental floss.

Highlights include that DuPont knew about the health risks for nearly 50 years and did everything they could to cover it up and side-step their responsibilities to the public.  While finally caught red-handed and ordered to pay the victims, communities, for clean up and even further research, etc. they still are doing everything possible to stall the actual restitution.  One legal firm hired to administer funds to people has used $9 million while delivering $50,000 so far to victims, to give you an idea of how that's going.

Other standard Industry tricks, like hiring "regulatory strategists", lobbyists, public relations firms, and paying for narrowly focused scientific research meant to cast doubt on anyone or anything said against their "better living with chemicals" philosophy, and spin things to appear in their favor, as well as finally, creating a new subdivision within their corporate legal structure to hopefully distance themselves from the full legal, financial, and social consequences of their bad-actor behavior.

There's a movie in here, that I hope gets made so that more people are aware of this.

Oh, almost forgot the good news:  2015 marks the final year of the phase-out of C8.  It has been replaced with the also largely exempt (grandfathered) or untested variants, like C6, C7, C5, etc.

Further reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfluorooctanoic_acid
http://www.foreffectivegov.org/blog/ten-years-after-toxic-chemical-settlement-dupont-failing-keep-its-promises
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weinberg_Group

#privatizationofscience   #chemicalindustry   #dupont   #C8   #Perfluorooctanoic_acid   #publicrelations   #liability   #lawyeredup   #toxins   #carcinogens   #contamination  
The story of one of the most brazen, deadly corporate gambits in U.S. history.
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We are celebrating Rodney's 50th birthday tomorrow at this Gastropub in Carlsbad. I wanted him to enjoy himself and not worry about drinking so I booked a hotel room nearby. We can walk to and from the hotel. So we just have to be sober enough to actually walk. 
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In this town, Uber has a wheelbarrow service....
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My daughter begged me not to give our 17 year old cats a teaspoon of half and half...Mom, just that little bit means big smelly changes in the litterbox. I said...honey, get used to it...it's the same with men
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+Pam Adger I rarely eat raw meat myself (considering fish separately) but the occasional bit of fillet steak may have been nommed....
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    Manufacturing Scientist, 2001 - 2008
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Introduction
I am a Project Manager at a major biotech company.
I used to manage the antibody commercialization process for a major biotech company but now I manage data. I am a data governance manager. I ensure the data kept on over 18,000 skus is correct and in line with the needs of our ERP system, Quality and Manufacturing organizations and of course our customers. 
Here is a link to explain what an antibody is:
http://www.news-medical.net/health/Antibody-What-is-an-Antibody.aspx 


 I would have loved to be a commentator (fancy name for pot stirrer) but never mastered the art of political correctness. I am married and the mother of two adult women.

To all of my followers…..MODERATION POLICY:  I moderate my posts for spam, trolls, bullies and people pages with BUSINESS names. I don't tolerate personal attacks on my posts. Your comments will be deleted without explanation and at my discretion. I have an age limit. If you are under the age of 20 I recommend you uncircle me. If you are under 18 and I find out I will block you. I am irreverent, opinionated and if you get your feelings hurt or take things personally, it might be a good idea to uncircle me. If you post content that I disagree with, I will comment freely about my disagreement. I will never attack you personally unless you go there first. If you ask my opinion, ask me a question, or in any way engage with me, expect honesty. I do not sugar coat, play the pc game, or spin things to make you feel better. I will listen, empathize, and offer advice, but don’t expect the nicey nice stuff from me. I am straightforward and often sarcastic. I don’t tolerate hate, violence or racism. I have strong opinions on politics which will piss you off and I check my facts and yours before I comment. Above all do not try to sell me anything especially your religion. I am not interested. I will not buy anything from you. I will not go to your church, synagogue, temple, or whatever your place of worship is. I will not criticize your right to believe; don’t criticize my right to not believe. If you are good with all this then I hope you stick around, if not then feel free to remove me from your circles.



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  • Snarky, Raunchy, Irreverent
  • MiraCosta College
    Biotechnology, 1996 - 1998
  • University of Phoenix
    Business Management, 2006 - 2008
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