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Tue Jun 02, 2015 at 09:55 PM PDT

IAN: Wed, June 3, 2015

by Caedy

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As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group gives Kossacks a safe place to check in, a daily diary where we can let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected by such things as heat, blizzards, floods, wild fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, power outages, earthquakes, or other such things that could keep us off DKos. It also allows us to find other Kossacks nearby for in-person checks when other methods of communication fail - a buddy system. If you're not here, or anywhere else on DKos, and there are adverse conditions in your area (floods, heatwaves, hurricanes, earthquakes etc.), we and your buddy are going to check up on you. If you are going to be away from your computer for a day or a week, let us know here.  We care!
IAN is a great group to join, and a good place to learn to write diaries.  Drop one of us a Kosmail and ask to be added to the Itzl Alert Network anytime! We all share the publishing duties, and we welcome everyone who reads IAN to write diaries for the group!  Every member is an editor, so anyone can take a turn when they have something to say, photos and music to share, a cause to promote or news!  
We do have a diary schedule. But, when you are ready to write that diary, either post in thread or send FloridaSNMOM a Kosmail with the date. If you need someone to fill in, ditto. FloridaSNMOM is here on and off through the day usually from around 9:30 or 10 am eastern to around 11 pm eastern.
Monday: BadKitties
Tuesday: ejoanna
Wednesday: Caedy
Thursday: art ah zen
Friday: FloridaSNMOM
Saturday: Siris
Sunday: loggersbrat
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Reposted from weinenkel by rebel ga
Della Curry—doesn't believe in bootstraps
Della Curry is now the former kitchen manager at Dakota Valley Elementary School in Aurora, Colorado. Last week she was fired for giving out school lunches to elementary school kids who did not have money.
“I had a first grader in front of me, crying, because she doesn’t have enough money for lunch. Yes, I gave her lunch,” Curry said.

In the district, students who fail to qualify for the free lunch or reduced lunch program receive one slice of cheese on a hamburger bun, and a small milk.

Considering that over half of the children going to public schools in the United States these days are qualifying for school lunch aid because they are living at or below the poverty level, this must make people like Republican Jack Kingston furious. Children should work hard for their cheese sandwiches and not have some welfare-queen-lunchmarm giving them food for free. Those smiling faces ain't gonna pay for daddy's corporate tax break and it definitely won't build a state of the art children's prison. Compared to the rest of the nation, Cherry Creek schools are living high on the hog with only 29 percent of their students qualifying for free and/or reduced lunches.

Mrs. Curry, a mother of two, acknowledges that she broke the law and that the school district is just following the rules, as you can read below.

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One thing leads to another. . . wasn't there a song about that?

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Tuesday!  A day to make strange connections. . .
Itzl Alerting

As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group gives Kossacks a safe place to check in, a daily diary where we can let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected by such things as heat, blizzards, floods, wild fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, power outages, earthquakes, or other such things that could keep us off DKos. It also allows us to find other Kossacks nearby for in-person checks when other methods of communication fail - a buddy system. If you're not here, or anywhere else on DKos, and there are adverse conditions in your area (floods, heatwaves, hurricanes, earthquakes etc.), we and your buddy are going to check up on you. If you are going to be away from your computer for a day or a week, let us know here.  We care!
IAN is a great group to join, and a good place to learn to write diaries.  Drop one of us a Kosmail and ask to be added to the Itzl Alert Network anytime! We all share the publishing duties, and we welcome everyone who reads IAN to write diaries for the group!  Every member is an editor, so anyone can take a turn when they have something to say, photos and music to share, a cause to promote or news!  
We do have a diary schedule. But, when you are ready to write that diary, either post in thread or send FloridaSNMOM a Kosmail with the date. If you need someone to fill in, ditto. FloridaSNMOM is here on and off through the day usually from around 9:30 or 10 am eastern to around 11 pm eastern.
Monday: BadKitties
Tuesday: ejoanna
Wednesday: Caedy
Thursday: art ah zen
Friday: FloridaSNMOM
Saturday: Siris
Sunday: loggersbrat
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Reposted from mettle fatigue by Pam from Calif

Flora's Organics is the tiny one-woman organic seedling/plant/flower/veg/fruit nursery of VERY LOW INCOME kosak Mona Twocats-Romero, a Native American in the running at the WellsFargo Works Project small business $25,000 Contest. Please click on that link and then on the red rectangular button at the lower left side of her video at that page to vote for her organic business, help save bees and other natural pollinator species, and yeah, help save the planet.

This is a literal "Think Global, Act Local" chance for ALL OF US to make a difference:

Kosak mtwocats started Flora's Organics with the fall 2014 garden planting season, donating to community-garden-related non-profit organizations in Bakersfield a third of the plants she grew from seed to help them get a start, as well as selling to customers.
Your browser may not let you back to her page if you go to look at other businesses entered, so here's her contest entry page again.

Flora's Organics is so small that delivery of purchases is only throughout the Kern County CA Bakersfield-and-environs area, but customers who can drive from further away can arrange a meet-up to pick up their purchases. Here's Flora's Organics website and a July 2014 diary on her start-up. Here's the Flora's Organics listing in the Kos Katalogue GARDENING AND SUPPLIES section and this is mtwocats at Daily Kos.

Two clicks is all it takes to give Flora's Organics YOUR VOTE ... a vote to make a big banking industry heavy hitter help a hardworking low-income Native American woman instead of just the upper 1% for a change. Please put your political convictions into your clicks - it's not a lot to ask and it can keep her struggling little business, her sole income, from going under, and instead raise her up and an earth-friendly earth-saving business too. How often does an opportunity like that come along? Not a lot. Please help by clicking here and then on the red rectangle below left (of course!) at her video at the contest page.

SHOW THE DIFFERENCE THE DAILY KOS COMMUNITY CAN MAKE IN REAL LIFE.
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Reposted from PWB Peeps by rebel ga

I think I got in all the cheesy rhymes for June...

Dis iz mai spoon...
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Welcome to my version of Moondais....with furbutts and pooties and woozles and such.  Hope you all had a loverly weekend, but get up an' at 'em....iz time to face the week like the stalwart bunch you are!

Or, we could all say, "Fuggedaboudit!" and go back to bed.  Who's with me?

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::crickets chirping ::

oh.  You already went, huh.

Well, let's just have some fun, then.



You know how this works, but as always, a gentle reminder:

  • Be nice to each other.
  • No trolling the diary.
  • If you hate pootie diaries, leave now. No harm, no foul.
  • Share any and all pootie/woozle photos or issues that you would like . When it comes to problems, we may just have someone with experience who can help.
  • Whatever happens in the outer blog STAYS in the outer blog. This is a place to relax and play; please treat it accordingly.
  • There is no such thing as stealing a photo around here, but if you would like a pic from the comment threads, please ask the poster.  He/she may have a copyright to those pics.  Many thanks!

    Bring a pic, a tale, a tail, a tune, or a smile....or let us give you one.  Carry on, kids...carry on!

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Monday! So I am in the process of divorce, and have had to learn all kinds of new things.

Itzl Alerting

As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group gives Kossacks a safe place to check in, a daily diary where we can let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected by such things as heat, blizzards, floods, wild fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, power outages, earthquakes, or other such things that could keep us off DKos. It also allows us to find other Kossacks nearby for in-person checks when other methods of communication fail - a buddy system. If you're not here, or anywhere else on DKos, and there are adverse conditions in your area (floods, heatwaves, hurricanes, earthquakes etc.), we and your buddy are going to check up on you. If you are going to be away from your computer for a day or a week, let us know here.  We care!
IAN is a great group to join, and a good place to learn to write diaries.  Drop one of us a Kosmail and ask to be added to the Itzl Alert Network anytime! We all share the publishing duties, and we welcome everyone who reads IAN to write diaries for the group!  Every member is an editor, so anyone can take a turn when they have something to say, photos and music to share, a cause to promote or news!  
We do have a diary schedule. But, when you are ready to write that diary, either post in thread or send FloridaSNMOM a Kosmail with the date. If you need someone to fill in, ditto. FloridaSNMOM is here on and off through the day usually from around 9:30 or 10 am eastern to around 11 pm eastern.
Monday: BadKitties
Tuesday: ejoanna
Wednesday: Caedy
Thursday: art ah zen
Friday: FloridaSNMOM
Saturday: Most Awesome Nana
Sunday: loggersbrat
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Sat May 30, 2015 at 09:55 PM PDT

IAN: May 31, 2015 - and so it goes

by loggersbrat

I clocked out a bit early on Thursday, to go see my cousin and still get to where I needed to run an errand before the place closed.

Itzl Alerting As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group is for us to check in at to let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected by such things as heat, blizzards, floods, wild fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, power outages, or other such things that could keep us off DKos. It's also so we can find other Kossacks nearby for in-person checks when other methods of communication fail - a buddy system. Members come here to check in. If you're not here, or anywhere else on DKos, and there are adverse conditions in your area (floods, heatwaves, hurricanes, etc.), we and your buddy are going to check up on you. If you are going to be away from your computer for a day or a week, let us know here.  We care!

IAN is a great group to join, and a good place to learn to write diaries.  Drop one of us a PM to be added to the Itzl Alert Network anytime! We all share the publishing duties, and we welcome everyone who reads IAN to write diaries for the group!  Every member is an editor, so anyone can take a turn when they have something to say, photos and music to share, a cause to promote or news!

I was told that she finished being discharged and headed out to go home at almost exactly the time I clocked out.  In hospital less than two weeks for a heart transplant!
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What does it mean when I say your Moon is in Aries or Capricorn or Virgo or any of the other astrological signs?

Most likely, I'm talking about the sign your Moon was in at birth.  Because of the way our society is structured, many astrologers will tell you the Moon is the second most important planet in your chart.  They believe the Sun is the most important planet to look at in a chart.

I'm a bit of an outlier - though not alone - in believing the Moon and Sun have equal importance in a birth chart.

The Sun represents - through archetypal energy - our basic core, our life purpose - why we are here; how we get to the place where we fulfill our life purpose, and what makes us feel important or unique.

Just as important, our Moon represents - also through archetypal energy - what nurtures us, what makes us feel loved and what environments give us the most comfort.

Please follow  me below the orange curlicue for a brief discussion of each Moon sign.

Itzl Alerting

As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group gives Kossacks a safe place to check in, a daily diary where we can let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected by such things as heat, blizzards, floods, wild fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, power outages, earthquakes, or other such things that could keep us off DKos. It also allows us to find other Kossacks nearby for in-person checks when other methods of communication fail - a buddy system. If you're not here, or anywhere else on DKos, and there are adverse conditions in your area (floods, heatwaves, hurricanes, earthquakes etc.), we and your buddy are going to check up on you. If you are going to be away from your computer for a day or a week, let us know here.  We care!
IAN is a great group to join, and a good place to learn to write diaries.  Drop one of us a Kosmail and ask to be added to the Itzl Alert Network anytime! We all share the publishing duties, and we welcome everyone who reads IAN to write diaries for the group!  Every member is an editor, so anyone can take a turn when they have something to say, photos and music to share, a cause to promote or news!  
We do have a diary schedule. But, when you are ready to write that diary, either post in thread or send FloridaSNMOM a Kosmail with the date. If you need someone to fill in, ditto. FloridaSNMOM is here on and off through the day usually from around 9:30 or 10 am eastern to around 11 pm eastern.
Monday: BadKitties
Tuesday: ejoanna
Wednesday: Caedy
Thursday: art ah zen
Friday: FloridaSNMOM
Saturday: Most Awesome Nana
Sunday: loggersbrat
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Welcome to another Friday! So I'm having trouble waking up and focusing again today and I thought I'd share with you some music that gives me 'juice' when I need it. They also make good walking/exercise songs. I know they used to cut time off my walk to work or to the bus back when I could do that :).

Itzl Alerting

As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group gives Kossacks a safe place to check in, a daily diary where we can let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected by such things as heat, blizzards, floods, wild fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, power outages, earthquakes, or other such things that could keep us off DKos. It also allows us to find other Kossacks nearby for in-person checks when other methods of communication fail - a buddy system. If you're not here, or anywhere else on DKos, and there are adverse conditions in your area (floods, heatwaves, hurricanes, earthquakes etc.), we and your buddy are going to check up on you. If you are going to be away from your computer for a day or a week, let us know here.  We care!
IAN is a great group to join, and a good place to learn to write diaries.  Drop one of us a Kosmail and ask to be added to the Itzl Alert Network anytime! We all share the publishing duties, and we welcome everyone who reads IAN to write diaries for the group!  Every member is an editor, so anyone can take a turn when they have something to say, photos and music to share, a cause to promote or news!  
We do have a diary schedule. But, when you are ready to write that diary, either post in thread or send FloridaSNMOM a Kosmail with the date. If you need someone to fill in, ditto. FloridaSNMOM is here on and off through the day usually from around 9:30 or 10 am eastern to around 11 pm eastern.
Monday: BadKitties
Tuesday: ejoanna
Wednesday: Caedy
Thursday: art ah zen
Friday: FloridaSNMOM
Saturday: Most Awesome Nana
Sunday: loggersbrat
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Today, the strangest thing happened to me.  I was using a tablet to play a video game when Lil Zen texted me.  When I answer her, I always speak to Siri and he types what I say usually.  The times he types something else can be pretty funny, or frustrating.  In Oahu, when ever I asked him anything about Oahu, he gave me info about Wahoo, Nebraska.  Not quite the same thing I think although I am sure Wahoo is lovely.  I can tell you where the BOA atms are in Wahoo and that there are no BOA atms on Oahu.  But I digress.

So at one point, I tell Lil Zen that I will be here when Gina (my sister) comes to get me tomorrow for lunch.  Suddenly, the tablet lights up with a google search result for "I will be here when Jesus comes". Apparently, there is a gospel song called "I'll be here when Jesus Comes".  The pop up freaked me right out!  

Itzl Alerting

As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group gives Kossacks a safe place to check in, a daily diary where we can let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected by such things as heat, blizzards, floods, wild fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, power outages, earthquakes, or other such things that could keep us off DKos. It also allows us to find other Kossacks nearby for in-person checks when other methods of communication fail - a buddy system. If you're not here, or anywhere else on DKos, and there are adverse conditions in your area (floods, heatwaves, hurricanes, earthquakes etc.), we and your buddy are going to check up on you. If you are going to be away from your computer for a day or a week, let us know here.  We care!
IAN is a great group to join, and a good place to learn to write diaries.  Drop one of us a Kosmail and ask to be added to the Itzl Alert Network anytime! We all share the publishing duties, and we welcome everyone who reads IAN to write diaries for the group!  Every member is an editor, so anyone can take a turn when they have something to say, photos and music to share, a cause to promote or news!  
We do have a diary schedule. But, when you are ready to write that diary, either post in thread or send FloridaSNMOM a Kosmail with the date. If you need someone to fill in, ditto. FloridaSNMOM is here on and off through the day usually from around 9:30 or 10 am eastern to around 11 pm eastern.
Monday: BadKitties
Tuesday: ejoanna
Wednesday: Caedy
Thursday: art ah zen
Friday: FloridaSNMOM
Saturday: Most Awesome Nana
Sunday: loggersbrat

First off, creepy quote for a big time non-believer like myself.  Some people are color blind, I am god blind.  Its nothing personal, I just don't get messages from God.  But then there is this occasion.  Come on in for the second thing about this.

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Chocolate, rich, delicious chocolate!

If you have a chocolate/milk allergy, then I apologize, this diary is not for you.

ALSO!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FLORIDASNMOM!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Birthday FLSNMom!
Itzl Alerting
As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group gives Kossacks a safe place to check in, a daily diary where we can let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected by such things as heat, blizzards, floods, wild fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, power outages, earthquakes, or other such things that could keep us off DKos. It also allows us to find other Kossacks nearby for in-person checks when other methods of communication fail - a buddy system. If you're not here, or anywhere else on DKos, and there are adverse conditions in your area (floods, heatwaves, hurricanes, earthquakes etc.), we and your buddy are going to check up on you. If you are going to be away from your computer for a day or a week, let us know here.  We care!
IAN is a great group to join, and a good place to learn to write diaries.  Drop one of us a Kosmail and ask to be added to the Itzl Alert Network anytime! We all share the publishing duties, and we welcome everyone who reads IAN to write diaries for the group!  Every member is an editor, so anyone can take a turn when they have something to say, photos and music to share, a cause to promote or news!  
We do have a diary schedule. But, when you are ready to write that diary, either post in thread or send FloridaSNMOM a Kosmail with the date. If you need someone to fill in, ditto. FloridaSNMOM is here on and off through the day usually from around 9:30 or 10 am eastern to around 11 pm eastern.
Monday: BadKitties
Tuesday: ejoanna
Wednesday: Caedy
Thursday: art ah zen
Friday: FloridaSNMOM
Saturday: Siris
Sunday: loggersbrat
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Yep, another milestone.  And timely too.  I'm all 3-day-weekended out.  (Not complaining, you understand, just explaining.)

Tuesday!  A day to have a slice of IAN cake and sip a beverage.
Itzl Alerting

As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group gives Kossacks a safe place to check in, a daily diary where we can let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected by such things as heat, blizzards, floods, wild fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, power outages, earthquakes, or other such things that could keep us off DKos. It also allows us to find other Kossacks nearby for in-person checks when other methods of communication fail - a buddy system. If you're not here, or anywhere else on DKos, and there are adverse conditions in your area (floods, heatwaves, hurricanes, earthquakes etc.), we and your buddy are going to check up on you. If you are going to be away from your computer for a day or a week, let us know here.  We care!
IAN is a great group to join, and a good place to learn to write diaries.  Drop one of us a Kosmail and ask to be added to the Itzl Alert Network anytime! We all share the publishing duties, and we welcome everyone who reads IAN to write diaries for the group!  Every member is an editor, so anyone can take a turn when they have something to say, photos and music to share, a cause to promote or news!  
We do have a diary schedule. But, when you are ready to write that diary, either post in thread or send FloridaSNMOM a Kosmail with the date. If you need someone to fill in, ditto. FloridaSNMOM is here on and off through the day usually from around 9:30 or 10 am eastern to around 11 pm eastern.
Monday: BadKitties
Tuesday: ejoanna
Wednesday: Caedy
Thursday: art ah zen
Friday: FloridaSNMOM
Saturday: Siris
Sunday: loggersbrat
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