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A couple of days ago, I posted a diary suggesting two worthy Kossacks for subscriptions.  I am happy to report that these two members are now subscribers.  Given that I didn't spend a dime of my money, I can't take credit for that.  The generous individual(s) who played Secret Santa deserves that (those) accolade(s).

Nevertheless, have shamelessly touted my suggestions, and having seen them answered with kindness, I am willing to go to the well once more.  So, below the fold, please see three new Kossack suggestions deserving of consideration.  One of these comes from me, another two come from one of the recipients of largesse.

Once again, I am  profiling the deserving Kossacks in alphabetical order:

Every Wednesday at noon, the Readers and Book Lovers republishes the anchor diary from the group Indigo Kalliope, which is nearly always first published on Monday nights.  IK celebrates poetry, especially of a poliltical bent.  One of the main supporters of this group is asterkitty, a DK member since September of 2008.  She writes wonderful and personal poetry (check out the latest edition of IK to see what I'm talking about).  On top of that, asterkitty is very supportive of other IK members, encouraging them to write poetry and get involved.

The Book Bear publishes a weekly series for the Readers and Book Lovers group entitled Young People's Pavilion.  It doesn't get a lot of eyes, which is a shame.  Because The Book Bear is both intelligent and articulate.  Beyond Young People's Pavilion, The Book Bear has published recent diaries on the origin of AIDS, whether smoking is a civil right, and Facebook privacy violations.  The Book Bear became a DK member in October of 2009.

quarkstomper  published a series for Readers and Book Lovers on Sundays,  centered around science fiction.  His diaries in this series average over 100 readers.  After having spent several weeks concentrating on The Lords of Light, he has recently moved on to The Space Chantey, and will be highlighting The Demolished Man this weekend.  quarkstomper has been a member since November of 2008, and is also active at Street Prophets.

Once again, I have not contacted any of these Kossacks to ask for permission to "nominate" them for subscriptions.  And I will again emphasize that I neither want nor need one for myself.  Frankly, were I to get one, I would feel obligated to "pay it forward", and I can't afford to do that right now.  There are many worthy causes, and mine right now, with my limited resources, is NFTT.  Take a look at this diary from earlier today, in which a soldier writes about what it is like to be in a war zone, and how packages from home make a real difference.  If you can, after reading the diary, make a donation to NFTT.  One anonymous donor today is matching donations up to $500.

Originally posted to aravir on Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 09:40 AM PST.

Also republished by Readers and Book Lovers.

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  •  Thank you for continuing to (6+ / 0-)

    list folks who would benefit from lifetime subscriptions. Also for directing more traffic to the matching donation NFTT diary.  

    Back to work now...

    The truth always matters.

    by texasmom on Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 11:53:13 AM PST

  •  Because of the Hat I Wear Here (3+ / 0-)
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    aravir, coquiero, cfk

    I feel EVERY R&BLers Editor is worthy of a lifetime subscription gift.  I can think of no other Group that does as much to contribute to the community than they.

    Just think, the high quality of writing, obviously of interest to and appreciated by at least 747 Kossacks is produced by regularly featured writers on at least a weekly basis -- and they do it w/o pay.

    I am amazed at the spirit of volunteerism shown by all those who make DK what it is, but I'm even more astounded by the R&BLers stable that produces some of the richest, most worthwhile reading on so many levels of appeal.

    Can you wonder that I wish a Secret Santa for each of them would slide down the R&BLers chimney?

    Again, from underneath my hat, I offer a special thank you to the Secret Santas who have already gifted two regular Contributors to R&BLers.  And a heartfelt thank you in advance to the next elf who follows "soot."

    Readers & Book Lovers Pull up a chair! You're never too old to be a Meta Groupie

    by Limelite on Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 08:01:17 PM PST

    •  Can't help but notice that neither you nor aravir (3+ / 0-)
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      coquiero, Limelite, cfk

      have lifetime suscriptions.  

      Hard for me to think that any others are more deserving than either one of you...

      There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. - Elizabeth Warren

      by Susan Grigsby on Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 09:53:41 PM PST

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      •  I access DK from work (4+ / 0-)
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        coquiero, Limelite, Susan from 29, cfk

        Because of the industry I work in, I have a T-1 connection.  No worries about speed here.  And, as I wrote before, the ads don't bother me.  Because my son's autism can make him unpredictable when it comes to equipment, etc., I prefer not to have a computer connection at home.  That may change a bit soon, as I am applying for a grant to get an I-Pad; they have great apps for autistics.  But even then, I will be able to download apps for him at the library up the hill, which has free Wi-Fi.

        Ancora Impara--Michelangelo

        by aravir on Thu Dec 15, 2011 at 05:53:24 AM PST

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        •  But on the other hand, a lifetime subscription is (3+ / 0-)
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          Limelite, cfk, coquiero

          just that.  It lasts a lifetime, and can follow you from office to library to home as circumstances change, it will remain available to you.

          I saw a segment on 60 Minutes about the use of iPads for autistic children.  It all makes so much sense and was really exciting news.  I hope you get that grant!

          There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. - Elizabeth Warren

          by Susan Grigsby on Thu Dec 15, 2011 at 11:53:18 AM PST

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  •  Funny, I clicked on your profile, Aravir (3+ / 0-)
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    Limelite, aravir, cfk

    to see if you have a lifetime subscription, because you surely deserve one.  What I found was this diary, which put my concerns to rest.

    It was a devious scheme DKos concocted here.  It is lovely to see all the generosity going on around, and I think it has put a smile on more than a few faces, plus helped out a lot of people.

    But, of course, there is the pay it forward aspect of it, which leads to a lot more subscriptions for DKos!  But one can hardly begrudge that--I can't think of a place or community more deserving.

    So, message received, no subscription wanted or needed by Aravir, but deserved, yes!

    I blog about my daughter with autism at her website

    by coquiero on Thu Dec 15, 2011 at 06:50:42 AM PST

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