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Do you know whose Whose %$&*@ sig lines these are?

Kos is considering getting rid of all of our sig lines. I hope he doesn't. They have many uses, among which is a venue for new users to differentiate themselves right off the bat. Toying around with my sig line was one of the things I first enjoyed as a new user.

Note: to anyone thinking of joining DKOS as a new user, once you sign up you get to choose a sig line. It can be something that defines you, something that strikes you as amusing, or can be linked to an action you're working on.
I enjoy reading sig lines and then mentally noting later whether the user's comments are in synch with the sig line. I'm not sure how many other kossacks do that. In fact, I'm not sure how many even pay attention to sig lines, but I know some of youse do. In any case, we still have them for now. So put on your whiz kid cap and let's see how good you are at identifying them.
Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.
Everyone knows that one. It must be the most well-known one on the site next to the one Kos has, "              ."

The one below may not be quite as well known, but it has a couple of dead give-aways in it. If you look closely you'll see coffee stains and telltale signs of spinning on it....

Follow * New Day * for Kossack event info :: Native American Netroots
No clues are offered on the remainder chosen from across the site, except to say that they belong to users who at least post enough for me to be familiar with their sig lines. Amma hoping that everyone will recognize at least one....
1. "Throwing a knuckleball for a strike is like throwing a butterfly with hiccups across the street into your neighbor's mailbox." -- Willie Stargell

2. Justic is a commodity.

3. Regulate banks, not vaginas

4. Maya Angelou: "Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."

5, No longer Hoping for Change. Now Praying for a Miracle.

6. nosotros no somos estúpidos

7. look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening.

8. "Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." Arundhati Roy  

9. -1.63/ -1.49 "Speaking truth to power" (with snark of course)!

10. The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

11. shake well

12. I don't mind if you're straight. Just don't flaunt it in public.

13. Calling other DKos members "weenies" is a personal insult and therefore against site rules.

14. Not Your Average American

15. Daily Kos an oasis of truth. Truth that leads to action.

16. "If you're going through hell - keep going!" -- Winston Churchill

17. "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

18. I sing praises in the church of nonsense, but in my heart I'm still an atheist, demanding sense of all things.

19. Il s'agit d'une ligne de signature imaginaire

The last two below are really unfair cheats on my part, but I couldn't resist (Please note that Meteor Blades is NO LONGER the moderator).
20. Meh

21. Despite his abject failure to be perfect, Meteor Blades appears to be doing an outstanding job as moderator.

Give it a shot. See if you can match one or more of #1-21 above to a username.
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Latest Updates on Kossack Regional Meet-Up News Below the New Day sunrise cloud

:: 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

:: Regions Organizing ::
>>>Instructions on HOW TO FORM A NEW DAILY KOS GROUP
NEW GROUPS IN THE PROCESS OF ORGANIZING:
Send a Kosmail to the organizers and ask for an invitation to the group.
Northern Indiana Area: Kosmail Tim Delaney

Long Island: Kosmail grannycarol

Northern Michigan: Kosmail JillS

Nebraska: Kosmail Nebraska68847Dem

Westburbia Chicago Kossacks: Kosmail Majordomo

New York Hudson Valley Kossacks: Kosmail boran2

North Carolina Triangle Kossacks: Kosmail highacidity

Caprock Kossacks (Panhandle/Caprock/Lubbock/Amarillo area) : Kosmail shesaid

West Texas Kossacks (including Big Bend Region and El Paso) : Kosmail Yo Bubba

Note to the above new leaders: Feel free to leave a comment any day reminding readers about your new group. Also, tell us about your progress in gathering members. Kosmail me when you've chosen a good name for your group and have created a the group. Then I'll move you to the NEW GROUPS LIST. When you've planned a date for your first event I'll make a banner for you to highlight your event in our diaries and your diaries.
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These are the groups that have started since * NEW DAY * began. Please Kosmail navajo if you have started a group before that.
NEW GROUPS LIST:

California Central Valley Kossacks - Formed: Jul 29, 2012, Organizer: tgypsy

New England Kossacks - Formed: Aug 6, 2012, Organizers:
Clytemnestra for Lower New England (Conneticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island)
nhox42 for Upper New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont)

Houston Area Kossacks - Formed: Aug 7, 2012, Organizer: Chrislove

Kossacks in India - Formed: Aug 14, 2012, Organizer: chandu

CenTex Kossacks - Formed: Sep 9, 2012, Organizer: papa monzano

Central Ohio Kossacks - Formed: Sep 26, 2012, Organizer: VetGrl

Kansas City Kossacks - Formed Oct 15, 2012, Organizer: [Founder stepped down]

Phoenix Kossacks - Formed Oct 16, 2012, Organizer: arizonablue

Chicago Kossacks - Formed: Oct 31, 2012, Organizer: figbash

Koscadia the Pacific Northwest coast from Northern California to Alaska  
- Formed Oct 17, 2012, Oganizer: Horace Boothroyd III based in Portland, OR

Boston Kossacks - Formed: Nov 7, 2012, Organizer: GreyHawk

Motor City Kossacks South East Michigan (Detroit) Area - Formed: Nov 10, 2012, Organizer:  peregrine kate

Pittsburgh Area Kossacks - Formed: Nov 12, 2012, Organizer: dweb8231

Salt Lake City Kossacks - Formed: Nov 17, 2012, Organizer: War on Error

Twin Cities Kossacks - Formed: Nov 17, 2012, Organizer: imonlylurking

Dallas Kossacks North Texas - Formed: Nov 21, 2012, Admins: Catte Nappe and dalfireplug. Please contact them to join the group. An Event Organizer needed.

The Southern California Inland Empire Kossacks - Formed: Dec 3, 2012, Organizer: SoCaliana

Los Angeles Kossacks - Formed: Dec 17, 2012, Organizer: Dave in Northridge  

Northeast Ohio Kossacks - Formed: Jan 16, 2013,  Organizer: GenXangster

Kansas & Missouri Kossacks - Formed: Jan 17, 2013, Organizer: tmservo433

I-77 Carolina Kossacks who live from Columbia, SC to north of Winston-Salem, NC. - Formed: Jan 30, 2013, Organizers: gulfgal98 and eeff

Indianapolis Kossacks - Formed: Feb 6, 2013, Organizer: CityLightsLover

Southwest Ohio Kossacks - Formed: May 10, 2013, Organizer: Dr Erich Bloodaxe RN

Northern Arizona Kossacks - Formed:  Jul 5, 2013, Organizer: Sam Sara

Mexican Kossacks - Formed: Apr 14, 2013, Organizer: roberb7

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ESTABLISHED GROUPS LIST: (List will grow as we discover them)

SFKossacks Founded by navajo, Formed: May 2, 2005

Maryland Kos Founded by timmyc, Formed: Feb 23, 2011. Contact: JamieG from Md for a group invite.

New York City Founded by Eddie C - Contact the group organizer for meet-up events: sidnora

Baja Arizona Kossacks, Event Organizer: Azazello

Three Star Kossacks Tennessee, Founded by maryKK, Formed: Apr 8, 2011

Nashville KosKats, Founded by ZenTrainer Formed: Jan 30, 2012

Virginia Kos Founded by JamieG from Md, Formed: May 3, 2011

Kos Georgia Founded by pat208, Formed: Feb 13, 2011

Colorado COmmunity Founded by Leftcandid, Formed: Feb 13, 2011

New Mexico Kossaks Founded by claude

Philly Kos Founded by mconvente Formed: Aug 29, 2011

DKos Florida Founded by ThirstyGator, Formed: Feb 14, 2011, Currently organizing: Kosmail Vetwife to be included in next event.

Oklahoma Roundup Founded by BigOkie, Formed: Feb 13, 2011, Currently organizing: Kosmail peacearena to be included.

DKos Asheville Founded by davehouck, Formed: Feb 13, 2011 - Organizing Assist by: randallt

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:: Events Currently on the Books for ALL Kossacks ::
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Saturday, August 3rd

SFKossacks "Bike the Math" Action at the Chevron Refinery

TIME: 10:00 AM
LOCATION: Richmond BART station
Edge of the Plaza on the west side (turn right after exiting ticket gates)  • Richmond

ORGANIZER: Send citisven a kosmail for more info, otherwise just show up. We'll be accompanying the marchers back and forth on their way from BART to Chevron (about 3 miles) until we get to the refinery gates.

Join 350.org and Bill McKibben for this rally & march to the Chevron refinery.

RSVPs:
1. citisven
2. Glen The Plumber
3. TLO™
4. navajo (I'll be marching with Idle No More)
5. remembrance (marching)
6. dsb

Maybees:

Latest diary: Chevron touts big oil profits [= past] while cyclists generate people power [= future]

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Sunday, August 4th

SFKossacks Meet BeadLady and the Okiciyap Quilt!

TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Saul's Restaurant & Delicatessen
1475 Shattuck Ave (at Vine)  • Berkeley

ORGANIZER: Send navajo a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. BeadLady
2. navajo
3. Catilinus
4. dharmasyd
5. norm
6. Lorikeet
7. side pocket
8. Pam from Calif
9. Pam from Calif's Mom
10. kimoconnor
11. remembrance
12. TLO™
13. Glen The Plumber
14.
Maybees:
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Sunday, August 4th

NYC Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: Noon
LOCATION:  Spitzer's Corner
101 Rivington Street (Ludlow) • NYC

ORGANIZER: Send Sidnora a kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. joanbrooker
2. mconvente
3. belinda ridgewood
4. Yasuragi
5. sidnora
6. Its the Supreme Court Stupid
7. blue jersey mom
8. kathny
9. ask
10. rubyr
11. plf515
12. thankgodforairamerica
13. No Exit
14. gchaucer2
15. Design the Future
16. MBNYC
17. andgarden
18. hayden

Maybees:
Ollie Garkey
aoeu
clenchner
nyceve
Rosalie907
PsiFighter37

Latest diary: NYC Meetup: Beat the Dog Days, Next Sunday, 8/4!!
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Sunday, August 11th

Nashville KosKats Meet-up

TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION:  Bosco’s
[Address] • Nashville

ORGANIZER: Send ZenTrainer a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. peregrine kate
2. ZenTrainer
3. Land of Enchantment
4. jnhobbs
5. Patrick is Lucky
6. JKTownsend
Maybees:
Sandy on Signal
VelvetElvis
ladybug53
Latest diary: Nashville KosKats Meet-Up
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Saturday, November 2nd

SFKossacks BBQ in the Wine Country

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: Andrew McGuire's home in the Wine Country
Address to be given privately to RSVPs • Windsor

ORGANIZER: Send navajo a kosmail to attend.


Andrew McGuire is Executive Director of California One Care

RSVPs:
1. Andrew McGuire
2. navajo
3. Shockwave
4. Hunter
5. elfing
6. Hunter/elfling offspring
7. smileycreek
8. paradise50
9. dharmasyd
10. maggiejean
11. norm
12. Lusty
13. dksbook
14. Mr. dksbook
15. kimoconnor
16. jpmassar
17. side pocket
18. Mrs. side pocket
19. ceebee7
20. ceebee7's sister

Maybees:
Glen The Plumber
remembrance
TLO™

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