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Every day is a new day and with that, a new opportunity.
EVERYONE is welcome and please join us each morning at 7:30 AM PACIFIC
to tell us what you're working on, share your show & tell, vent, whatever you want...  
...this is an open thread. Nothing is off topic.

"Love Thy Neighbor..."

Well, sometimes that doesn't always happen....

Tell us about your worst/best neighbor...

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You’ve all heard of my nasty lady from downstairs (complaining about  "too much noise", etc----so bad roomie had to move)…and many of us have similar stories.  So tell us about that neighbor of yours. The one that partied all night long; or banged on the walls, or maybe had domestic fights 2-3 times a week....

Did you ever have to call police?

Did you have verbal exchanges that got pretty serious.   We did...lots of F-bombs thrown back & forth.  

Or perhaps it is the neighbor in the next yard, that borrows things and never returns them; or mows the lawn @ 7AM, etc. You know that one---always wants to "one-up" you on how the yard looks.

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OTOH, perhaps you have a wonderful neighbor who is always helpful and looks out for your well-being…

My former neighbor from my prior home ownership, was the greatest person in the world---always watching out--always helping with yard chores----and of course, I returned the favor, many times over.

Of course, we both shared looking at a horrible rental house across the street where the tenants were the worst: loud, and on the front porch half the night.

So,tell us about about your bad (or good) experiences with your apartment or house neighbors...

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navajo here. We want your input on when to have a birding event. Before or after NN13? Please give your input in the comments or send a Kosmail to lineatus so we can get this event on the books.

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?day, June ??th

Pre or Post NN13 Birding Event?

TIME: ??:00 AM
LOCATION: TBD
TBD • TBD

ORGANIZER: Send lineatus a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. lineatus
2.
3.
Maybees:
Latest diary: [Waiting for linked diary]
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Latest Updates on Kossack Regional Meet-Up News Below the New Day sunrise cloud
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:: COMMUNITY BUILDING UPDATES ::
Let's build communities!

Every region needs a meatspace community like SFKossacks.
We take care of each other in real life.
I urge YOU to take the lead and organize one in your region.
Please tell us about it if you do and we're here for advice.


THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY

Click >>>HERE to see a list of all the regional Kossack groups that have organized for social and activism events. There are handy links to contact each organizer to join.

>>>Instructions on HOW TO FORM A NEW DAILY KOS GROUP

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:: Events Currently on the Books for ALL Kossacks ::
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Sunday, May 12th, Mother's Day!

SFKossacks Enjoy the 42nd Annual Stanford Powwow

TIME: Noon
LOCATION: Eucalyptus Grove on Stanford Campus
Arboretum Rd & Galvez St • Stanford University, Palo Alto

ORGANIZER: Send catilinus a kosmail to attend.

Bring a portable chair. It's very dusty and there's no grass to sit on. We will be sitting from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM (at least) and must hold our little area to camp in. Let's meet at Noon, stake out our chairs, and then visit the food booths nearby for frybread and other swell eats. The drumming and Grand Entry starts a 1:00 PM (killer-must-see) and you'll want to be all settled for that. We'll be meeting and sitting near the Grand Entry gate on the outside of the crowd. If you want to browse the many jewelry, t-shirt and art booths you should arrive well before Noon to take that all in. Nearby parking lots have a $6 or $7 dollar charge. Farther away parking lots are free. I promise you thunderous drumming and interesting people watching. Wear sunscreen.

RSVPs:
1. catilinus
2. no way lack of brain
3. dharmasyd
4. edrie
Maybees:
Latest diary: Kossacks, come to the Powwow!
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Thursday, May 16th

Chicago Kossacks Celebrate the 101st Anniversary of Studs Terkel's Birth

TIME: 6:00 PM (drinks & apps) 7:00 PM (dinner, optional)
LOCATION: Pegasus Restaurant
130 South Halsted St. • Chicago (Greek Town!)

figbash will be dressing like Studs and others can do the same. There will be SWAG for all attendees. Plus door prizes!

ORGANIZER: Send figbash a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. figbash
2. broths
3. Mr. broths
4. NormAl1792
5. winifred
6. Empower Ink
7. BobboSphere
8. Marzook
9. ipmurphy
10. MillieNeon
Maybees:
freshwater dan
Tim DeLaney
bsmechanic
Latest diary: Chicago Kossacks and Studs Terkel: Thurs, May 16th
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Saturday, May 18th

LAKossacks Meet-up

TIME: 12:30 PM
LOCATION: PitFire Pizza
5211 Lankershim Blvd. • North Hollywood

ORGANIZER: Send Dave in Northridge a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Dave in Northridge
2. poopdogcomedy
3. Zack from the SFV
4. susans
5. jaysunb
6. Gay CA Democrat
7. gmats
Maybees:
A Proud Progressive
otoelbc
Brecht
gmats's friend
Latest diary: LA Kossacks - May 18 Meetup, PitFire Pizza, NoHo Arts District
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Saturday, May 18th

Houston Area Kossacks: Meet-Up

TIME: 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mai's Restaurant
3403 Milam Street • Houston

ORGANIZER: Send Chrislove a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Chrislove
2. nomandates
3. suesue
4. Mr. suesue
5. cosette
6. krwheaton
2.
3.
Maybees:
Latest diary: Houston Area Kossacks: Meet-Up Scheduled for Saturday, May 18!
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Saturday, June 1st

Atlanta Area Kossacks Kick-off Meet-up

TIME: 2:30 PM
LOCATION: Manuel's Tavern
602 N Highland Avenue Northeast • Atlanta

ORGANIZER: Send racheltracks a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. One Pissed Off Liberal
2. racheltracks
3. annrose
4. nawlinscate
5. Burned
6. treesrock
7. Grapes
8. jobird
9. prose and thorn
10.
Maybees:
pragmaticidealist
xxdr zombiexx
eeff
Ashaman
lam2b2g
foresterbob
Lily O Lady
Latest diary: Atlanta Meet-Up
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New York Hudson Valley Kossacks

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DATE TBD

NY Hudson Valley Kossacks' First Meet-up

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: Hudson House
2 Main Street • Cold Spring, NY

ORGANIZER: Send boran2 a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. boran2
2. thankgodforairamerica
3. betson08 (if event is in April)
Maybees:
Latest diary: [Waiting for linked diary]
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June 20th - 23rd  •  REGISTER HERE  •  BOOK YOUR HOTEL!



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These tables have been organized for our groups to connect during NN13 in the plenary sessions. This is where the opening and closing keynotes take place along with many noon-time-speaking events. Box lunches are sometimes provided and it's great to have a place reserved with familiar faces. If you're attending you're invited to start a table or sit at any of the established ones. Just let me know in the comments or send me a Kosmail. Please note: This is not assigned seating. You may sit at any of the reserved tables at any time. I plan to move around and mingle. There will be over 2500 people there so being able to find each other is nice.

Netroots Nation 2013 in San Jose: Plenary Session Table Reservations

SFKossacks:
1. side pocket √
2. mrs. side pocket √
3. kimoconnor √
4. citisven
5. lineatus √
6. Cali Scribe
7. Glen the Plumber √
8. remembrance √
9. jotter √
10. aha aha √
SFKossacks:
1. Lusty √
2. RainyDay √
3. norm √
4. boran2 (Honorary)
5. Lorikeet √
6. madhaus
7. boatsie
8. maggiejean √
9. paradise50 √
10. smileycreek √
SFKossacks:
1. Kamakhya
2. dharmasyd √
3. Ebby
4. Bustergirl
5. BeninSC (Honorary)
6. sfbaytransplant
7. Senor Unoball
8. paradox
9. slouching √
10. shanikka
SFKossacks:
1. edrie √
2. Jeff in CA
3. Mrs. Jeff in CA
4. mber √
5. Susie Raye √
6. vcmvo2 (Honorary)
7. N in Seattle (Honorary)
8. catilinus √
9. timethief
10. dangoch √
SFKossacks:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Central Valley Kossacks:
1. tgypsy
2. Kestrel √
3. Caddis Fly
4. Sychotic1
5. peregrine kate (honorary)
6. ProvokingMeaning (honorary)
7. mrsgoo √ (mrgoo √)
8. ToKnowWhy √
9. MaKettle √
10.
Texas Kossacks:
1. nomandates √
2. texasmom √
3. texasdad √
4. doraphasia
5. krwheaton
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Los Angeles Kossacks:
1. Shockwave
2. jakedog42 √
3. susans √
4. murphy
5. gmats
6. Susan
7.
8.
9.
10.
NYC and beyond:
1. sidnora √
2. belinda ridgewood √
3. hayden
4. Todd Beeton
5. theroaringgirl
6. thankgodforairamerica √
7. devtob √
8. LuLu √
9. chicklet √
10.
Community Quilt Project:
1. Sara R
2. winglion
3. loggersbrat √
4. ramara (Arizona) √
5. Horace Boothroyd III
6. linkage
7.
8.
9.
10.
Military Community Members:
1. DaNang65
2. drnatrl
3. angelajean (Maybe)
4. exlrrp (Maybe)
5. ccasas
6. llbear (Maybe)
7.
8.
9.
10.
Cheers & Jeers Readers:
1. vicki √
2. Sharoney √
3. Spousal Unit √
4. brillig √
5. mik √
6. K1 √
7. cskendrick
8. Arenosa √
9.
10.

Gay Men of ANY Certain Age:
1. gizmo59
2. gizmo59's partner?
3. Dave in Northridge √
4. Steveningen
5. scaboni?
6. cooper888
7. gotmooned
8. FogCityJohn √
9. slksfca
10. sfbob √
Native American Netroots:
1. navajo √
2. Meteor Blades
3. 4Freedom √ (maybe)
4. no way lack of brain
5. translatorpro
6. Kitsap River √
7. Charles Curtis Stanley √
8. TheFatLadySings
9. TFLS's guest
10. TFLS's guest
raines √


Those with the √ have RSVP'd for the dinner below, you can join us also.
Just say in the comments or Kosmail me.

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Wednesday, June 19th

Cheers & Jeers - * New Day * Dinner

TIME: 5:30 PM
LOCATION: The Brit (Britannia Arms)
173 W. Santa Clara St. (walking distance from Conv. Center, 0.5 miles and 0.4 miles walking distance to the event after) • Downtown San Jose

Every year since 2007, Common Sense Mainer has organized a dinner for the readers of Cheers & Jeers who attend Netroots Nation. It has grown every year. Last year we had over 100 Kossacks attend. CSM always chooses a restaurant willing to handle a large crowd WITH SEPARATE CHECKS. (!?!) Yes, I know, hard to believe but it's worked the last several years. This year CSM has negotiated with The Brit for a special menu and separate checks are secured. If you'd like to join us please leave a comment in this diary and you'll be put on the RSVP list below. This year * New Day * and SFKossacks are co-hosting. All regional groups are invited to attend in addition to the loyal C&J following that Bill and Michael have.

ORGANIZER: Send navajo a kosmail to attend or leave a comment.

And the above event is followed by the official opening event featuring Howard Dean:

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Wednesday, June 19th

Liquid Courage party to open NN13

Our friends at the Courage Campaign have announced that they’re throwing a party to open Netroots Nation 2013. Gov. Howard Dean will be there!

TIME: 7:30 - 9:30 PM
LOCATION: The Tech Museum

201 S. Market St. (walking distance from Conv. Center, 0.2 miles) • Downtown San Jose
Arrive early on Wednesday to pick up your credentials at the Convention Center which will get you into the Liquid Courage event.

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Do You Need a Power Scooter or Chair at NN13?


TheFatLadySings is working with Eric at Netroots Nation to try to assemble a fleet of power scooters and power chairs that can be reserved and rented by those who need them at a discount. We need to assess how many people will make use of this service. Please Kosmail TheFatLadySings with your needs for NN13.
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Community Quilt Project

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smileycreek is organizing and asking all Community Quilt recipients to bring their quilts to NN13. We'll assemble at a pre-designated location and time for a group photo with one of the NN13 professional photographers. It will be a group hug celebrating one of the most beloved community building projects we have here at Daily Kos with Sara R and winglion at the center of it. navajo and Glen the Plumber are going to scout out and select a location in advance for all to meet with their quilts for a memorable photo opportunity. Stay tuned.
Date: TBD Time: TBD
1. paradise50
2. Dave in Northridge
3. remembrance
4. BeninSC
5. mimi
6. cskendrick
7. DaNang65
8. llbear (not attending, quilt only)
9. Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse (may not attend)
10. Smoh (not attending, quilt only)
11. slksfca
12. belinda ridgewood
13. Ebby
14. Bustergirl
15. Kitsap River
16. Charles Curtis Stanley
17. Dr. Lori (not attending, quilt only)
18. MsSpentYouth
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Glacier National Park
June 27- June 30th

Glacier National Park Kossack EPIC Meetup!

TIME: 24/7
LOCATION: Glacier National Park
402 9th St W • Columbia Falls, Montana

ORGANIZER: Send arizonablue a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. BlueJessamine
2. arizonablue
3. Mr.arizonablue
4. Truman
5. Ojibwa - arriving for the weekend
6. MTmofo
7. figbash!
8. spottedbear
9. jakedog42
10. Oke
11. cooltraveler
12. Mr.cooltraveler
13. state of confusion
14. Lute the Norwegian
15. Josh Blue
16. Thinking Fella
17. Blu Gal in DE
18. NormAl1792
19. winifred3

Maybees:
Joan McCarter
slksfca
Ed in Montana
BoiseBlue
BoiseBlue GF
Dave in Northridge
Timmethy

Latest diary: Glacier National Park Check In! Glacier National Park Meetup - Part II w/ lodging and campground info!
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