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    kishik

    This looks completely different in an actual glossary. All the frame, space, and margin issues work correctly in a diary.

    Tree Climbers is a safe place where people can speak about the abuse they suffered, give and receive support, learn more about childhood sexual abuse, and learn how to protect children.

    Once you become a member of Daily Kos, you can Follow (subscribe to) any diarist or group. From your home page, when you click on the word "Stream," a page will open that looks like an email Inbox. If you are curious about what a Stream page looks like, here is Sally Cat's Stream.

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    We recommend that you read 2 diaries published by SwedishJewfish and also listen to the Roxine's radio broadcast:

    “No One Spoke up for Us": For The Children Who Had No Voice and for Those Finally Finding Theirs

    F**k Joe Paterno. (This is a huge page and causes download problems for many computers. We are working on making it more accessible.)

    Roxine read a statement about her childhood sexual abuse on Dr. Laura's radio show.

    If you are new to Daily Kos, you can learn more at the Daily Kos Frequently Asked Questions page.

    Tree Climbers is a community diary series. People who are recovering from childhood sexual abuse and those who support them gather in our Tree. You might read a story of someone who survived being groomed by a pedophile (this does not mean hair brushing), fondled, raped, beaten, and mutilated. Some of these crimes have gone on for years. The families of many have refused to believe them. For years. Many report being dead inside. For years. Families and society have stifled their voices, magnifying and perpetuating the abuse. We invite you to climb up in our safe tree with us. We have broad branches, sunshine, hammocks, cushions, and plenty of tissues. Comment on what you have read, ask general questions about these events, and/or share your perspective or something you have learned. If you are too overwhelmed to speak, you can just Witness. That's okay. Our only rule is to be kind; trolls will be thrown out of our tree.

    If you are a primary caregiver, Intermittent Family Medical Leave could help you maintain your job and your sanity (U.S. Department of Labor).

    by 2thanks on Sat Feb 11, 2012 at 02:05:12 AM PST

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      The box looks completely different in a DIARY, not glossary.

      (Sorry, tired.)

      If you are a primary caregiver, Intermittent Family Medical Leave could help you maintain your job and your sanity (U.S. Department of Labor).

      by 2thanks on Sat Feb 11, 2012 at 02:38:29 AM PST

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      I love it all, but especially this one line....
      We have broad branches, sunshine, hammocks, cushions, and plenty of tissues....

      And that trolls will be thrown out....

      Really terrific job!

      I hope others will comment, too!

      All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

      by kishik on Sat Feb 11, 2012 at 10:06:40 AM PST

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      DON'T USE THIS ONE!

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      Use the LAST version down the page!

      And PLEASE start your Tree Climbers diary title with  2 words and a colon:

      Tree Climbers:

      If you are a primary caregiver, Intermittent Family Medical Leave could help you maintain your job and your sanity (U.S. Department of Labor).

      by 2thanks on Sun Feb 12, 2012 at 02:56:33 AM PST

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