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Good Morning Kossacks and Welcome to Morning Open Thread (MOT) We're known as the MOTley Crew and you can find us here every morning at 6:30 a.m. Eastern (and perhaps sometimes earlier!). Feel ...
by officebss
Comment Count 48 comments on Mon Apr 06, 2015 at 03:20 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
I went into the bathroom this morning. As I walked up to my mirror my reflection looks at me and yells out... "Hey asshole... one more word about that "mirror mirror, on the wall....", crap, and it'
by nicolemaschke
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Apr 02, 2015 at 02:47 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
The Scalise-Duke story illustrates the position of racism in the current Republican Party. No, they are not all racists, but they must tolerate a little racism in order to keep racists in their ...
by Frank Palmer
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Dec 30, 2014 at 02:56 PM PST with 0 Recommends
On this Veteran's Day, I usually write about being a pacifist Quaker on a day devoted to eulogizing soldiers and those involved in active combat. I have, however, little more to add to the discourse.
by cabaretic
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 06:49 AM PST with 3 Recommends
"Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Oct 15, 2014 at 07:06 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
What follows has been weighing on my heart. I have a bit of a personal quandary that is testing my Quaker faith and my belief in pacifism. I would greatly appreciate your advice and feedback, should ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 26 comments on Tue Oct 07, 2014 at 02:34 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
My father is a complex character. As he has gotten older, I have been increasingly aware that I will not have him with me forever. It is for that reason that I’ve sought communication with him ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 07:49 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Last week marked the end of one of the more important acts of collective action and protest we've seen since the systematic dismantling of Occupy in 2011-2012. A little over 2 months ago, 30,000 ...
by iandanger
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 06:40 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
This is an essay I published on September 15, 2001. What Would Gandhi Do? I'm fine here on Ninth Street, but like everybody in New York, every day I'm finding out about more friends-of-friends who ...
by Kevvboy
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 07:13 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Each and every time the United States considers military action, those of us who are members of pacifist peace churches feel conflicted and torn. We protest, we march, we register our complaints, ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 114 comments on Tue Sep 03, 2013 at 07:15 AM PDT with 43 Recommends
For most of us, Memorial Day is a joyous occasion. We may think of idyllic, lazy summer days of childhood, whole months away from school. Our greatest concern might well be the inevitable traffic ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri May 24, 2013 at 07:50 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Yeap, I'm an evil pacifist. I am that crazy cousin that your family never talks about that goes on road trips and preaches nonviolence. I will destroy us all with my naivete and my unwillingness ...
by sujigu
Comment Count 31 comments on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 07:56 PM PST with 23 Recommends
On this Memorial Day, I take my traditional, tried-and-true, consistently conflicted position. A Quaker and a pacifist, I am never sure how to commemorate military service. Many Friends find today ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 31 comments on Mon May 28, 2012 at 06:19 AM PDT with 32 Recommends
Recent discussions have reminded me that pacifism is not popular. Being a pacifist or making arguments against violence and aggression is often met with eye-rolling incredulousness, as if believing ...
by xajaxsingerx
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon May 21, 2012 at 06:05 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Recently there has been a lot of talk in American politics about two issues: whether the government should require health insurance plans to cover birth control pills, and whether the United States ...
by Eric Stetson
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 07:57 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
I abandoned pacifism before I abandoned Christ, though. My friends and family would argue with me about the untenable nature of my stance. They would argue that in a world where there are people who ...
by Spencer Troxell
Comment Count 16 comments on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 02:33 PM PST with 5 Recommends
Dear Kossacks: On 9/11/2001 I was in my apartment on 9th Street in Manhattan, writing an email to a friend about the weird Michael Jackson tribute concert I'd attended on 9/10/2001. Then I heard a ...
by Kevvboy
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Sep 09, 2011 at 03:39 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
In a bit of a twist, a Christian school has banned the National Anthem. “As a result of a thoughtful, thorough, prayerful period of listening, learning and discerning,” the Goshen College Board ...
by omnipotentpoobah
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Jun 16, 2011 at 06:55 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Today has been Mothers Day here in the US. I believe that it has coincided with Mothers Day in other places too, it doesn't always. I get confused, and my wife is frequently moved to cast pitying ...
by twigg
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun May 08, 2011 at 07:15 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Left Leaning in my Right Mind The following was posted on my personal blog -- Left Leaning in my Right ...
by Mark Throckmorton
Comment Count 68 comments on Sun Apr 03, 2011 at 06:00 AM PDT with 23 Recommends