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sibelian Donating Member (543 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:22 PM
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The world is full of horrible things. Why can't it be full of nice things?

I AWAIT YOUR WISDOM.

(sits down. hands in lap. BIG eyes.)
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:31 PM
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1. Twitter has all the answers.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 10:23 PM
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12. Well, that answered that other thread about Jersey Shores here...
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 07:03 AM
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2. I've got a wife, three daughters, two dogs, three cats and a bunny. Those are nice things.
;)

I've also got a fish and a bunch of hermit crabs, but that wouldn't fit in the subject line.

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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 12:42 PM
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4. LOL
So many things to be thankful for! Life is good HH!
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sibelian Donating Member (543 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 12:33 PM
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14. That's good answer.

What is the collective noun for hermit crabs?
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 12:17 PM
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3. Big eyes! YOU'RE a nice thing.
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sibelian Donating Member (543 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 12:33 PM
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15. GASP!

I had not considered this.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 11:43 PM
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32. Well played! Okay, but consider this: Without the bad, we would not see the contrasting good and
Edited on Fri Nov-25-11 11:44 PM by freshwest
I could tell you stories that might make you cry of those moments when things were sweet, loving and beautiful. Destroyed within moments by those who were sadistic, mocking and cruel.

With a few minutes, that which brought my soul to a feeling of peace with the universe and rejoicing in the rapture of life vibrating around me, stripped away and dragged to the level of almost murderous hatred and a feeling of helplessness in the face of evil.

We live in a world of polarity, in which we want to believe and enjoy one thing or the other. If we believe that we have a choice, that this is all a game of learning, everything stops and I guess we either die or evolve, if there is such a thing.

:woohoo:

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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 02:12 PM
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5. The Republicans are why we cannot have nice things.!!
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 02:21 PM
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6. It *IS* full of nice things.
Edited on Thu Nov-24-11 02:35 PM by Richardo
You see what you look for.
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 02:30 PM
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7. There are an aweful lot of
fluffy kittens in the world. The breed like rabbits. But they are quite fluffy.

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sibelian Donating Member (543 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 12:36 PM
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16. Kittens grow up to become PREDATORS.

ooooh yes. it's all a ruse, you know.
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 03:58 PM
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18. not if you
turn them into kitty fur slippers first.

Then they stay fluffy and soft forever.
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sibelian Donating Member (543 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 05:42 PM
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20. ... ARG! you are EVIL.



may the killer kittehs chomp you!

:spank:
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 07:29 PM
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22. I just had an amazing thought
Scientists, if you are here, listen up..

The whole GMO food thing... That irritates many, and scares others. But you know what doesn't scare people?

Soft fluffy kittens.

Also warm comfortable slippers.

Imagine this... Combine the two. Self cleaning, self warming, purring, wearable fuzzy kitten slippers. Useful cats.

Get on it, scientists. The world is watching. Pull this one off, and we may even take a second look at some of your other ideas, global warming and whatnot. Who could not love/agree with the people who did such a thing for us?
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 11:34 PM
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31. Some Asian fur peddlers have already beaten you to it and the results have not been pretty.
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astral Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 05:06 PM
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8. It's a mixed bag.
Is your glass half-empty or half-full? I don't think anyone can (or should) keep the rose-colored glasses on all the time.

Out there, over here, it's the quietest day of the year. Today. Everyone's indoors enjoying whatever they are doing (watching TV or slaving in the kitchen), and there is a very, very high pile of snow on the ground from almost two days of heavy snowfall. It's really deep. And it's clean and it's quiet.

I chose today to not celebrate the holiday with anyone. It really felt like the only right choice for me, and I am sure there are others out there who feel the same, for whatever reason.

I don't want to feel sad, though. I can make a choice to just stay indoors, because I can, or go somewhere to enjoy the quiet peaceful day out there, which I kind of hope I will do. I kind of want to drive somewhere to get out and walk if I do that and I don't really feel like driving, although my car is all dug out nice and clean and the roads are all plowed, and last time I looked, it had stopped snowing.

Some days we have to look at the bad stuff, and some days we just have to turn away and only look for the good stuff.

Coffee and a handful of plain tortilla chips is all I want to eat today. Sometimes Thanksgiving is happy, sometimes it is sad. And sometimes it just comes during the wrong year.

God bless.
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warrior1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 05:56 PM
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9. It's all about perception
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ornotna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 06:09 PM
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10. Maybe not full
But there are many nice things in the world.

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dimbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 06:26 PM
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11. It is because Darwin. Life expands to fill the space available. n/t
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 12:36 AM
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13. The Cowboys won. That's a nice thing. nt
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sibelian Donating Member (543 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 12:37 PM
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17. What did they win? Did the Indians lose?

?
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 05:21 PM
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19. Why would the Cowboys care about Central Asia?
:shrug:
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sibelian Donating Member (543 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 05:44 PM
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21. Because of HUMANITY

you big uncaring thing you
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txwhitedove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 07:55 PM
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23. But it IS full of nice things. Take heart, because.....MAHNA MAHNA...
the Muppets are back! Great movie. The whole fam-damily just went to see it (except one idiot). It will make you happy all over.


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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 08:15 PM
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25. I KNOW! How bad can the world be while there's this???
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txwhitedove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 08:47 PM
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26. Yep, tears of laughter and tenderness. They sang it in the new movie.
My 4-yr old red-headed terror was transfixed, was quiet and sat through the whole movie. We voted to bring back the muppets for a better world, for "the lovers, the dreamers and me."




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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 07:59 PM
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24. It is full of nice things.
Music.
Chocolate.
Sunlight.
Flowers.
Kittens.


Especially kittens.
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Remember Me Donating Member (730 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 09:05 PM
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27. It IS full of nice things, wonderful things, fabulous things, astonishing things,
beautiful things, wondrous things, fantastic things, ... and so forth.

You only have to shift your focus.
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 09:40 PM
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28. It is.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 10:15 PM
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29. I was harrassed for years and saw the worst of human beings. But I still am greatfull
for the incredible people I have had in my life and still have. And all the incredible things like Books and the DU. I am so lucky in so many ways. And even when my reputation was crap I came across the kindest most decent of people everywhere. There is much more good than evil in the world. I've lived it!
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clyrc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 11:04 PM
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30. It is full of horrible and wonderful things
I am not a positive thinking type person, but I do think that taking the time to think about the good things in life is a good idea. There are a lot of things this can't solve, but sometimes it can make you feel better.

I live in a part of the world where atrocious things happen nearby, things like horrific exploitation, slavery, honor killings, female genital mutilation, child marriage,rape as a sanctioned act of revenge or war, and many other things that make me heartsick. Admittedly, most of these are at a minimum in the place where I live, but I hear stories that make me cry and feel terrible about human beings in general. There are times when all of it hits me and I not only feel horrible for suffering people, but I feel guilty because, through no effort of my own, I was born into a better situation. So I decided there were two things I can do- treat everyone as decently as possible, with a determination not to be one of the people making things worse. It is a very small thing, and it doesn't seem like nearly enough, but it is something. The second thing I do is focus on things I love, which I'm therefore grateful for. There have been times when listening to the birds outside has made me feel content. I tell myself that it is perfectly ok to feel horrible over horrible things, but not appreciating the good things seems wasteful.
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