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News and Current Events

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No New Posts Breaking News

Open only for breaking news

Moderators: beth, fretslider

165 1,424 Redistributing Wealth
by mouse
Jan 19, 2017 5:11:58 GMT -5
No New Posts Media Splash

Current news stories and headlines

Moderator: fretslider

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No New Posts Individuals in the News

Discussion about note-worthy and/or well known people in the news

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No New Posts News Discussion

Discuss items from the media

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No New Posts Sport News and Views

Talk about sports and sporting competitions here

Moderator: soulman

Sub-board: U.S. College Football, 2015

320 1,949 Brazil Soccer Team Plane Crash
by Dex
Nov 30, 2016 15:23:15 GMT -5
No New Posts Photographs of Interest

News Related Photography ONLY

110 1,727


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No New Posts Gun Violence in the U.S.

Link to "Gun Violence Archive"

Moderators: Dex, Sysop3

25 267 210 People in America Shot, 1/01/17
by mouse
Jan 6, 2017 5:44:25 GMT -5
No New Posts Headline Crime

Detailed discussion of various crime related subjects and cases

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No New Posts Justice: Trials and Sentences

Trials, Sentencing and Follow-up

Moderator: beth

179 1,804 Girl gets life for raping man
by Mike Marshall
Jan 19, 2017 17:21:38 GMT -5
No New Posts Capital Punishment

Ed's Thread and other threads for related discussion.

Moderator: beth

Sub-board: Executions (Ed's Thread)

11 929 Is Death Penalty Dying In America?
by Mike Marshall
Sept 12, 2016 15:24:19 GMT -5
No New Posts Crime Discussion

Ongoing discussion of Crimes and Criminal Justice

Moderators: markindurham, fretslider

101 809 Hastert Wants His Hush Money Back
by beth
Jan 19, 2017 22:29:30 GMT -5
No New Posts Criminal Process

Criminal Process and notable crimes

Sub-boards: Courts, Trials and Justice, Parole Concerns, Death Row and Executions

347 4,928 Italian Court Rejects New Trial (Meredith Kercher)
by ladylinda
Jan 11, 2017 18:27:51 GMT -5
No New Posts Crime In The News

Cases being covered by media.

Moderator: beez0811

499 3,177 Taking a leaf out of the climate science playbook
by mouse
Jan 19, 2017 5:39:12 GMT -5

Terrorism Watch

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No New Posts General Discussion

Moderator: mouse

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No New Posts Africa, Asia, Pacific Rim

Moderator: markindurham

25 69 They Survived Boko Haram
by mouse
Oct 16, 2016 12:55:12 GMT -5
No New Posts Middole East

Moderator: markindurham

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No New Posts United States and the Americas

Moderator: beth

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No New Posts United Kingdom and Europe

Discussion of Terrorists Activity and Events

Moderator: fretslider

147 672 'Real Housewives of ISIS'
by mouse
Jan 5, 2017 8:18:52 GMT -5


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No New Posts Donald Trump's Cabinet

Information and opinion about the new cabinet appointees

Moderators: beth, josephdphillips

20 73 Education Secretary
by mouse
Jan 19, 2017 6:09:01 GMT -5
No New Posts U.S. Politics

Political Discussion regarding the United States

Moderator: beth

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No New Posts U.S. Election 2016: Transition

Discussion concerning the transition period from Obama to Trump

Moderators: Dex, Sysop3

31 642 The Vice President's Residence
by Dex
Jan 19, 2017 12:01:24 GMT -5
No New Posts 2016 Elections and Beyond

Discussion of Elections, particularly 2016 U.S. Elections

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No New Posts Editorial Cartoons

Fresh Editorial Cartoons

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No New Posts Political Discussion

General Political discussion

Moderators: beth, fretslider

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No New Posts U.K. and European Politics - 1 Viewing

427 2,522 chancelors tone has gone off like a bomb in Berlin
by mouse
Jan 17, 2017 9:46:12 GMT -5
No New Posts Opinions and Editorials

Columns and articles in op-ed - editorals or opinion

Sub-boards: All Other, Neutral Ground, Conservative, Liberal

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No New Posts Nostalgia and Memories

Threads concerning nostalgia and past times discussion

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No New Posts Ages Past

Use this space to talk about events in history

Sub-boards: Famous and Noteworthy, World War II, The Manhattan Project, Ancient Warriors

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No New Posts Tech and Science

Discussion concerning science and technology.

Moderator: fretslider

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No New Posts Travelogues

Thoughts and Information about where we are visiting or where we've traveled in the past.

Moderator: beth

28 580 The New Map of the UK
by mouse
Jan 14, 2017 14:12:27 GMT -5

Social Issues

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No New Posts Cuiltural Exchange

A space for exchanging cultural information, views and ideas.

Moderator: beth

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No New Posts Gender Related Discussion

Discuss issues involving males and females, and the gray area inbetween.

386 3,856 Feminists, glaciers and science
by mouse
Jan 15, 2017 6:27:03 GMT -5
No New Posts Discrimination and Bias

Discuss real or perceived discrimination

392 3,394

Mind, Body, Spirit

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No New Posts Gates of Babylon Survey

Based on the Proust Questionaire and just for fun :)

Moderators: beth, fretslider

1 13 The Questionaire
by ariel
Jul 26, 2016 19:18:24 GMT -5
No New Posts Deep Thought

Cerebral discussion does not have to be complex and difficult

Sub-boards: Philosophy, Psychology

153 3,233 Anger Issues
by mouse
Jan 13, 2017 5:54:50 GMT -5
No New Posts Zen, Meditation and Martial Arts

7 182 Greek Mythology. Strange Inspirations
by Jessiealan
Dec 22, 2016 12:34:49 GMT -5
No New Posts Good Health and Well Being - 1 Viewing

Holistic health, pro-active whole body health,
Mind-body connection, Maintaining Health, Recovering Health, Dealing with Illness, more ...

Moderator: beth

187 847 Antibiotic Resistant Illnesses
by beth
Jan 17, 2017 0:21:08 GMT -5
No New Posts Christianity and the Bible

Discussions about the Christian Religion

Moderator: beth

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No New Posts General Religious Discussion

Discussion involving Religions and/or Religious Beliefs

Moderator: beth

10 157 SOUL
by Scottish Lassie
Jan 18, 2017 22:39:01 GMT -5
No New Posts Pagan and Earth Based Religions

A thread for discussion of things related to Pagan and Earth Based Religions

Moderator: Sysop3

45 303 Happy Yule, Dec. 21st 2016
by Sysop3
Dec 22, 2016 20:18:25 GMT -5
No New Posts Comparative Religion

Discussion of the large world religions

Moderators: fretslider, mouse

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Creative Arts

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No New Posts Creative People

The people that make up the entertainment industry.;

Moderators: beth, annaj26

Sub-board: Actors and Others in Entertainment

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No New Posts News and Views - 2 Viewing

Awards, News and Opinion

338 923 Golden Globe Awards
by annaj26
Jan 11, 2017 13:37:03 GMT -5
No New Posts Media Watch

News of Entertainment Media, whether main stream or underground.

Moderator: beth

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No New Posts Images and Graphics

art and photography in its many forms

230 938 Book Review: V for Vendetta (The Guardian)
by beth
Jan 11, 2017 22:00:57 GMT -5
No New Posts Books and Magazines

The space for discussing things we've read

Moderator: beth

100 772 Farewell Kabul: From Afghanistan to a More Dangerous World
by chefmate51
Jan 13, 2017 13:18:35 GMT -5
No New Posts Movie and TV

Video scenes, clips, polls and discussion regarding movies and television shows.

Moderator: Dex

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No New Posts Dirt

Show Biz and Celebrity Rumors and Gossip

Moderator: beth

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No New Posts Musicians

Musician News, Information and Tributes

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No New Posts Patter and Pictures

Music news and gossip

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No New Posts Fret Slides

A collection of performances by fret, with pics and information about his music.

Moderator: fretslider

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No New Posts David Bowie

David Bowie Tribute

Moderators: fretslider, beth

4 16 David Bowie: A Life In Pictures
by annaj26
Jan 11, 2017 17:59:21 GMT -5
No New Posts Weekend Music Quiz

Weekend Quiz

Random music su ject matter

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No New Posts Circle of Fifths

The art of sound in a melodious, harmonious and rythmically organised form.

Moderator: fretslider

Sub-boards: The Treble Clef, Fortissimo, Trans-Fusion

29 1,265 The Full Monty
by beth
Jan 2, 2017 20:24:35 GMT -5
No New Posts Music on the Mainstream

Discussion about mainstream music and musicians. Audio and video links and embeds.

Moderator: Dex

Sub-boards: Lyricists and Lyrics, Non-Mainstream Music, Radio Gaga

125 1,993 Side Roads - Indie and more
by ladylinda
Jan 12, 2017 15:45:02 GMT -5


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No New Posts A Tapestry of Poetry

Favorite Poems

Original Poems

Moderator: ladylinda

Sub-boards: Poetry Writing and Discussion, Other Poetry

51 1,268 Original poems 2017
by ladylinda
Jan 9, 2017 9:20:19 GMT -5
No New Posts Favorite Quotations

Post your favorite quotes from fiction or real time

150 358 Quotes for Fall, 2016
by beth
Nov 23, 2016 16:35:08 GMT -5
No New Posts Writers Workshop

Creation and Imagination

Moderator: beth

Sub-boards: Original Non-Fiction, Fiction, Non-fiction

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No New Posts Roundtable

Discussion of members' work, on-going writing projects, critiques and helpful tips and hints for beginning and seasoned writers..

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Chat and Play

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No New Posts Babylon's Back Porch

Stop and chat

Moderator: maggie

Sub-boards: Page 2 and Beyond, Crafty Talk, Just for Laughs, Let's Talk About .....

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No New Posts Cool Videos

Videos you like and want to share.

No obscenity but, otherwise, any subject should be fine.

Moderators: beth, Sysop3

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No New Posts Song Theme Game - 1 Viewing

10 songs to a theme

the player who adds the 10th song title chooses the new theme

Moderator: Dex

1 4,731 Song Theme Game
by beth
Jan 19, 2017 20:46:50 GMT -5
No New Posts Games, Jokes and Riddles - 1 Viewing

Play or add a game, Joke or riddle.
All members are welcome to start new threads here.

60 761 Hope this is acceptable to post here!
by Scottish Lassie
Jan 9, 2017 14:10:14 GMT -5
No New Posts Three Word Day

have your (brief) say

Moderator: beth

1 1,465 Three Word Day
by mouse
Dec 29, 2016 7:06:41 GMT -5
No New Posts In the Garden with Mouse

Gardening and related discussion

Moderator: mouse

Sub-board: Motoring

8 911 The Gardening Thread
by mouse
Jan 3, 2017 9:57:29 GMT -5
No New Posts Foodies - 1 Viewing

Talk about food and recipes

99 1,894 What's On Your Menu Today?
by annaj26
Jan 19, 2017 14:34:34 GMT -5
No New Posts Coco's Paws Space

All about animals

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