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Christmas lHolidays 2016

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No New Posts Happy Holidays 2016

Conversation and chit chat about the winter holidays.

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No New Posts Holiday TV Specials

2 3 Old Favorites
by Jessiealan
Dec 8, 2016 20:46:34 GMT -5
No New Posts The Nutcracker

Various versions and adaptations of The Nutcracker

1 5 The Nutcracker movie
by transcriber
Dec 5, 2016 20:43:21 GMT -5
No New Posts Holiday Decorations

Moderator: beth

2 12 Christmas Themes
by beth
Dec 8, 2016 22:37:05 GMT -5
No New Posts Gift Ideas

Moderators: beth, mouse

1 23 Black Friday's Over. Now What?
by beth
Jan 3, 2015 17:33:16 GMT -5
No New Posts Holiday Recipes and Food

Moderator: beth

7 11 Hummingbird Cake
by Sysop3
Dec 9, 2016 19:47:58 GMT -5
No New Posts Music and Videos

Christmas Mosic and Video with Christmas and Holidays Content

Moderators: Dex, beth

2 20 Christmas and Seasonal Music
by ladylinda
Dec 22, 2015 18:50:11 GMT -5

Site Information

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Post Conversion "What's New" on Gates of Babylon

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19 255 Winter Wonderland
by chefmate51
Dec 8, 2016 19:45:09 GMT -5
No New Posts Information Exchange

Check here for conversions: Time, Temperature and Money

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Dec 25, 2015 20:49:51 GMT -5
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Nov 16, 2016 21:50:48 GMT -5
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Assistance with questions and site issues

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Birthdays, Daily Chat and Welcomes

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No New Posts Birthdays and Celebrations

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219 1,611 Happy Birthday Mouse!
by mouse
Nov 29, 2016 6:06:51 GMT -5
No New Posts The Daily Forum - 1 Viewing

A space for us to talk about the day to day happenings in our lives, compare notes and swap information

46 10,551 December 2016, Daily Thread
by shades
Dec 10, 2016 22:48:10 GMT -5
No New Posts Intros and Welcomes

Welcome new members

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News and Current Events

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Open only for breaking news

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Current news stories and headlines

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No New Posts Immigration - 1 Viewing

General Immigration Discussion

164 1,061 Don't invite the migrants
by mouse
Dec 5, 2016 5:59:51 GMT -5
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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
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News Related Photography ONLY

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No New Posts Gun Violence in the U.S.

Link to "Gun Violence Archive"

Moderators: Dex, Sysop3

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No New Posts Headline Crime

Detailed discussion of various crime related subjects and cases

299 2,573
No New Posts Justice: Trials and Sentences

Trials, Sentencing and Follow-up

Moderator: beth

177 1,778 Idiocies of Texas prison libraries
by mouse
Dec 1, 2016 5:03:01 GMT -5
No New Posts Capital Punishment

Ed's Thread and other threads for related discussion.

Moderator: beth

Sub-board: Executions (Ed's Thread)

11 926 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

96 800 Legalised emulation of the prophet
by fretslider
Nov 18, 2016 16:26:38 GMT -5
No New Posts Criminal Process

Criminal Process and notable crimes

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

346 4,926 Sharia Law: Complimentary and simply “under-resourced”?
by mouse
Nov 2, 2016 5:09:41 GMT -5
No New Posts Crime In The News - 1 Viewing

Cases being covered by media.

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498 3,175 Maria Landenburger: Danke Schon Frau Merkel
by mouse
Dec 6, 2016 9:11:52 GMT -5

Terrorism Watch

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Moderator: mouse

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No New Posts Africa, Asia, Pacific Rim

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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

60 426 Japanese Spies During World War II
by True Patriot
Nov 19, 2016 13:56:42 GMT -5
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Discussion of Terrorists Activity and Events

Moderator: fretslider

145 668 Majority of Paris Attackers Posed as Refugees
by mouse
Oct 10, 2016 3:54:12 GMT -5


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No New Posts Donald Trump's Cabinet

Information and opinion about the new cabinet appointees

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18 28 Secretary of State
by beth
Dec 10, 2016 21:20:10 GMT -5
No New Posts U.S. Election 2016: Transition

Discussion concerning the transition period from Obama to Trump

Moderators: Dex, Sysop3

21 461 CIA Accessment Report
by Sysop3
Dec 10, 2016 22:58:35 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 - 3 Viewing

418 2,491 “When did we condemn the bombing?”
by fretslider
Dec 10, 2016 16:38:31 GMT -5
No New Posts U.S. Politics

Political Discussion regarding the United States

Moderator: beth

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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

26 577 most picturesque & best preserved medieval streets in Englan
by mouse
Nov 15, 2016 5:29:59 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 - 1 Viewing

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

384 3,845 Kicking back against the loony matriarchy
by mouse
Dec 2, 2016 8:36:48 GMT -5
No New Posts Discrimination and Bias

Discuss real or perceived discrimination

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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 - 1 Viewing

Cerebral discussion does not have to be complex and difficult

Sub-boards: Philosophy, Psychology

151 3,185 2017 and the Occult
by beth
Dec 6, 2016 0:04:07 GMT -5
No New Posts Zen, Meditation and Martial Arts

6 181 Tai Chi
by mouse
Nov 17, 2016 6:18:05 GMT -5
No New Posts Good Health and Well Being

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

Moderator: beth

185 843 Flu Tracker - Mayo Clinic
by chefmate51
Dec 10, 2016 14:04:54 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

8 202 Christmas and Christians
by mouse
Dec 10, 2016 8:07:14 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

44 297 Samhain, Druid/Celtic New Year
by Sysop3
Oct 29, 2016 23:26:54 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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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

Awards, News and Opinion

335 914 Early December Movie Releases
by beth
Nov 24, 2016 20:19:45 GMT -5
No New Posts Media Watch

News of Entertainment Media, whether main stream or underground.

Moderator: beth

524 2,985 Fake News Sites
by chefmate51
Dec 10, 2016 21:13:35 GMT -5
No New Posts Images and Graphics

art and photography in its many forms

229 936 Book Review: Diane Arbus, Photographer
by kronks
Dec 8, 2016 22:29:45 GMT -5
No New Posts Books and Magazines - 1 Viewing

The space for discussing things we've read

Moderator: beth

99 769 Virginia Goes Fahrenheit 451
by men an tol
Dec 4, 2016 1:02:33 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 15 David Bowie: A Life In Pictures
by beth
Jul 30, 2016 23:13:11 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
Nov 29, 2016 23:20:12 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

124 1,977 Today I'm Mostly Listenin' To...
by Mike Marshall
Dec 6, 2016 15:58:01 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

50 1,246 Favorite Poems
by ladylinda
Dec 8, 2016 15:01:05 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

10 songs to a theme

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

Moderator: Dex

1 4,621 Song Theme Game
by Sysop3
Dec 10, 2016 22:47:34 GMT -5
No New Posts Games, Jokes and Riddles

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

59 742 Cookie and other monsters
by beth
Dec 7, 2016 13:30:03 GMT -5
No New Posts Three Word Day

have your (brief) say

Moderator: beth

1 1,463 Three Word Day
by Dex
Dec 1, 2016 13:52:31 GMT -5
No New Posts In the Garden with Mouse

Gardening and related discussion

Moderator: mouse

Sub-board: Motoring

8 904 The Gardening Thread
by mouse
Oct 30, 2016 1:50:57 GMT -5
No New Posts Foodies

Talk about food and recipes

95 1,733 What's On Your Menu Today?
by chefmate51
Dec 10, 2016 22:38:33 GMT -5
No New Posts Coco's Paws Space

All about animals

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