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Growing up in the 1960s-70s as the youngest of 8 kids in a blue collar (my father was a bricklayer) household; I had always thought that I grew up poor. I didn't always get a lot to eat, but rarely ...
by tharu1
Comment Count 139 comments on Sat Jul 30, 2011 at 12:03 AM PDT with 258 Recommends
Increasing populations + rapidly decreasing access to water = Very. Bad. Stuff. (Photo below by AP)
by LaughingPlanet
Comment Count 115 comments on Sun Dec 06, 2009 at 09:30 PM PST with 256 Recommends
Last Update : from me for now--have to start my day. There's really nothing good coming out of this, except that the epicenter wasn't actually IN Kathmandu or Pokhara. Death toll is currently ...
by bevenroDEUX
Comment Count 101 comments on Sat Apr 25, 2015 at 02:13 AM PDT with 128 Recommends
Apparently it doesn't matter much where one lives on this planet. Humanity sucks. And wherever you go, there you are. Lest you think it is only countries which are more backward, we'll start out ...
by rserven
Comment Count 40 comments on Sat Sep 03, 2011 at 09:27 AM PDT with 94 Recommends
News of the earthquake in Nepal sends a shot of pain through the heart. Whether we keep track of events as they unfold or simply see the headlines in passing, a crisis like this is felt around the ...
by ruby red shoes
Comment Count 22 comments on Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 08:46 PM PDT with 83 Recommends
Not much of a date movie. As we left the theater the military guys behind us were talking about where to get hand sanitizer. Okay okay there's more to life than trying to unwind from the work ...
by guavaboy
Comment Count 61 comments on Sat Oct 08, 2011 at 02:23 PM PDT with 49 Recommends
For those of you who may have seen those old films about Jim Whittaker or Sir Edmund Hillary, the experience nowadays at the real Mount Everest is markedly different. Read the article by Mark ...
by Cartoon Peril
Comment Count 33 comments on Wed Jun 05, 2013 at 05:58 AM PDT with 48 Recommends
In the UK the Disasters Emergency Committee is a coordinating body of 13 charities which work together at critical times to raise funds and ensure aid is delivered effectively. Since their launch in ...
by Lib Dem FoP
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 06:56 AM PDT with 46 Recommends
OND Editors OND is a community feature on Daily Kos, consisting of news stories from around the world, sometimes coupled with a daily theme, original research or commentary. Editors of OND ...
by side pocket
Comment Count 33 comments on Sun May 17, 2015 at 08:58 PM PDT with 45 Recommends
FORCED LABOR IN THE PRODUCTION OF ELECTRONIC GOODS IN MALAYSIA A Comprehensive Study of Scope and Characteristics by Verité EXECUTIVE SUMMARY [Pg 9] The conditions faced by foreign ...
by jamess
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue May 12, 2015 at 07:53 PM PDT with 45 Recommends
Watch out for falling rocks! In the wake of the April 25, 2015 earthquake in Nepal, Salvation Army volunteers were making their way to remote villages to check on the needs of residents. Out of ...
by Jen Hayden
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri May 15, 2015 at 08:12 AM PDT with 42 Recommends
OND Editors OND is a community feature on Daily Kos, consisting of news stories from around the world, sometimes coupled with a daily theme, original research or commentary. Editors of OND ...
by side pocket
Comment Count 29 comments on Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 08:58 PM PDT with 38 Recommends
Beginning is here. After passing the border, I chose Paradise Hotel immediately to the right , there I changed Indian rupees to Nepali. The hotel is certainly not paradise, but I was pleased with ...
by FarEasterner
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Apr 23, 2012 at 08:16 AM PDT with 36 Recommends
Like Thailand, Nepal is an intensely religious country but Hinduism rather than Buddhism, predominates. It came from India where its tenets had taken root. Asoka the Great introduced Buddhism not ...
by Charlotte Lucas
Comment Count 17 comments on Fri Jun 18, 2010 at 02:02 PM PDT with 35 Recommends
Following Saturday's massive 7.8 earthquake in Nepal, the death toll ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 43 comments on Mon Apr 27, 2015 at 09:24 AM PDT with 33 Recommends
OND Editors OND is a community feature on Daily Kos, consisting of news stories from around the world, sometimes coupled with a daily theme, original research or commentary. Editors of OND ...
by side pocket
Comment Count 40 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 08:58 PM PDT with 32 Recommends
The big news: Nigerian army [http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/28/us-nigeria-violence-rescue-idUSKBN0NJ2FK20150428?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=twitter rescued 293 women and girls] ...
by Tara the Antisocial Social Worker
Comment Count 22 comments on Sat May 02, 2015 at 05:00 PM PDT with 32 Recommends
If you want to see photographs from my trips to Nepal, please visit In search of Shangri La . When I was a ...
by FarEasterner
Comment Count 16 comments on Sat May 02, 2009 at 09:36 AM PDT with 32 Recommends
This is personal photodiary on how I spent the Sunday’s morning and what I thought about.
by FarEasterner
Comment Count 16 comments on Sun Mar 28, 2010 at 10:03 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
Here's a sketch of some demographic and geopolitical implications of water shortages in Asian countries that receive much of their water from Himalayan/Tibetan Plateau glaciers. Climate scientists ...
by bob zimway
Comment Count 20 comments on Sat Oct 24, 2009 at 02:30 PM PDT with 31 Recommends