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Do these songs speak to you?

I'm in Detroit at NetRoots Nation 14. I should be busy right now since it's 10:30 AM instead of 7:30 AM, which it would be if I were home. Since I'll not be likely to check in much today, and since I won't be posting my songs in smileycreek's CUA diary tomorrow, I'm going to made this diary a song diary. I chose these songs because they speak to me. They also keep me moving in the direction of doing just a little bit more. My hope is you'll not just like this group of songs but that you'll also be able to have the time to listen to the words. That's why I chose them.

These songs remind me of who I really am and why I believe in what I do.

Who has your back? Who knows your soul? Who cares and who is generous and kind? Who will fight for you? Who is loyal and trustworthy? These are the thinks I always want to know.

Have a great day! It's always our choice and we know it.

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Los Angeles Kossacks June 28th Meetup Report


by susansfor Los Angeles Kossacks

The Los Angeles Kossacks ranks have increased by 40% in the last few months. New members attended the latest recreational field trip to see the retired space shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center in Exposition Park near downtown Los Angeles.

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Back Row L-R: Vyan, Chiwere, susans, Otoelbc, mommyp00ka, Ducktape
Front Row L-R: Robin, 714day, Little Loner, Moody Loner, jakedog42 and grandaughter, SanFernandoValleyMom

Please visit susans's diary for details on the Space Shuttle. You can still REC it. You can join Los Angeles Kossacks by sending a Kosmail to susans.

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Seattle's Summer Solstice Meet up


by John Crapper  ♥ for Seattle and Puget Sound Kossacks

Organizer John Crapper completed another meet-up, from his agenda:

Next, I updated the group on our efforts to identify campaigns we would like to assist in the upcoming elections.  There are three that have been under active discussion but nothing has been firmly decided. We all agreed it was important to pick races that would help Washington Democrats regain control of the Senate.  

Next, I asked for ideas, suggestions and assistance identifying future guest speakers.  In connection with that I urged all to invite their friends to become Kossacks and join us to enhance our clout.

Longtime Kossack LarisaW, President of Progressive Radio Northwest (PRNW), was in attendance. She is leading an effort to bring back progressive radio to the NW.

All photos courtesy of mlharges:

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L-R: EagleKeeper - Flamingogrrl - doingbusinessas - momomia

Please visit John Crapper's diary for MORE photos and commentary! Enjoy! You can still REC it. You can join Seattle and Puget Sound Kossacks by sending a Kosmail to John Crapper.

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Event Organizers! Please contact wink from Netrootsradio.com by KosMail to schedule airtime with them to live broadcast your Event. Wink & Justice will then promote it on The After Show radio program!
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Thursday, July 17th

Daily Kos Caucus

TIME: 1:00 - 2:15 PM Please note this time change to accommodate Vice President Biden's Keynote at 3:30
LOCATION: Cobo Center, Room 353
Caucus lead by Markos Moulitsas and staff



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Plenary Session Tables during the rest of the Convention

ORGANIZER: Send navajo a kosmail to have a seat reserved for you in the main ballroom of the convention center for the big events. These tables will be there so we can all find each other as a group. The seating is not assigned. You can float from table to table. I'm only counting to see how many tables I need to reserve.

Motor City Kossacks:
1. peregrine kate
2. provokingmeaning
3. ChemBob
4. Brainwrap
5. Mrs. Brainwrap
6. Eclectablog aka Chris Savage
7. 2thanks
8. Sydneyluv
9. DoReMI
10. Mideedah
Motor City Kossacks:
1. GwenM
2. dkmich
3. NormAl1792
4. tgypsy [Honorary]
5. gregsullmich
6. SharonRB
7. SharonRB's friend
8. Muskegon Critic
9. ICanDoThis
10. Mr. ICanDoThis
SFKossacks Table:
1. navajo
2. Meteor Blades
3. smileycreek
4. paradise50
5. side pocket
6. Mrs. side pocket
7. Tim Delaney [Honorary]
8. maggiejean
9. Jeff in CA
10. Mrs. Jeff in CA
SFKossacks Table II:
1. a gilas girl [Honorary]
2. justiceputnam
3. Dragon5616 [Honorary]
4. DebtorsPrison [Honorary]
5. tmservo433 [Honorary]
6. shanikka
7. aha aha
8. jotter
9. norm
10. figbash [Honorary]
Los Angeles Table:
1. Shockwave
2. susans
3. Dave in Northridge
4. gmats
5. 714day
6. jakedog42
7. slowbutsure
8. cooper888 [Honorary]
9. gotmooned [Honorary]
10. zenbassoon [Honorary]
New York Table:
1. sidnora
2. Mr. sidnora
3. belinda ridgewood
4. thankgodforairamerica
5. Denise Oliver-Velez
6. hayden
7. TrueBlueMajority [Honorary]
8. belinda's dad
9. MBNYC
10. ericlewis0
Seattle, Portland & Texas Table:
1. Lefty Coaster
2. Sara R
3. loggersbrat
4. Albanius [Honorary]
5. linkage
6. nomandates
7. texasmom
8. texasdad
9. TexMex
10. 4Freedom [Honorary]
Cheers & Jeers Table:
1. Common Sense Mainer
2. Bill in Portland Maine
3. brillig
4. mik
5. K1
6. vicki
7. Cedwyn
8. Pam Miles
9. shermanesque and  
10. doggie269
Maybees:
kjoftherock, angry marmot, boran2, Turbonerd, northerntier, northerntier's SO,



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Friday, July 18th

Daily Kos Detroit VA Hospital Service Project

Sara R delivers 65 quilts, hand knit scarves and hats, books, 65 teddy bears, hand made greeting cards, and phone cards from the DK Quilt Guild, WAYWO, the Readers & Book Lovers, IGTNT and individual Kossacks to the nursing home at the Detroit VA Hospital. This is a wonderful project that many people can be involved with even if they don't attend the convention. If you care about veterans in a nursing home this is your project. Please volunteer to help.

DELIVERY TIME: Noon
LOCATION: Volunteer Office of the Detroit VA Hospital
4646 John R St. • Detroit

ORGANIZER: Send Sara R a Kosmail to participate in making the gifts and/or deliver them.

RSVPs to help deliver gifts:
1. Sara R
2. NormAl1792
3. Winifred
4. linkage (videographer)
5.
Maybees:
Latest diary: DK Quilt Guild: What Inspires You?



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Friday, July 18th

Rally from Netroots Nation to Sound Call: ‘Turn on the Water. Tax Wall Street’

Nurses, Activists, Cite Public Health Emergency Demand Moratorium End to Water Shutoffs

TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Cobo Center, Washington & W. Congress St
RALLY: 1:45 PM Hart Plaza

Latest diary: New Protest re: Detroit Water Shutoffs--Fri. 7/18, 12:30 PM @ Cobo Center (NN14 site)

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Sunday, July 20th

Kansas Missouri Kossacks Meet-up with Lyon County Democrats & Governor Candidate Paul Davis
Paul Davis (D-KS) who is running against Sam Brownback will be present. Potluck Dinner format and short meeting for Kossacks/Democrats afterwards. There will also be several other candidates and a full meeting of the county party.

POTLUCK!
TIME: 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Emporia Senior Center
603 E 12th Ave • Emporia, Kansas

ORGANIZER: Send tmservo433 a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. tmservo433
2.
3.
Maybees:
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Latest diary: Tim Huelskamp Asserts Benghazi is a Bipartisan Conspiracy.. And the Man who Could Beat him this year
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Saturday, July 26th

Meet the Candidates in Hutchinson, Kansas!
• Jean Shodorf (Candidate for Secretary of State)
• Brian E Davis (Candidate for State House of Representatives)
• Jim Sherow (Candidate for 1st District US House of Representatives)
• Jill Docking (Candidate, Lt. Governor)
• Various County Party Leadership

TIME: 11:00-3:00 PM
LOCATION: Pyle Park
100 E. Ave. B • Hutchinson
BBQ, watermelon and other food provided. Bring a lawn chair.

ORGANIZER: Send tmservo433 a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. tmservo433
2.
3.
Maybees:
Latest diary: Major Kansas Events: Your Chance to Change a State
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Sunday, July 27th

Phoenix Kossacks Roll Out the Red Carpet for navajo

Event will be potluck, so please sign up here with food, beverages or booze
TIME: 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mother Mag's Rooftop Terrace
(address given privately to RSVPs) • Downtown Phoenix

ORGANIZER: Send Mother Mags a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Mother Mags
2. navajo
3. Azazello
4. Mrs. Azazello
5. Sun Tzu
6. Stripe
7. Kane in CA
8. puzzled
9. Late Again
10. Mr. Late Again
11. rasbobbo
12. DaNang65
13.
14.
15. threegoal
Maybees:
dewey of the desert
Mr. dewey of the desert
PSzymeczek
Skippah
arizonablue
Mr. arizonablue
Latest diary: Arizona meet-up: Summer potluck with Navajo!
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Saturday, August 9th

Kansas Missouri Kossacks Picnic - Local Candidate Speaks
Meet at the Hays city park to enjoy a free hamburger/hotdog/watermelon feed. Jim Sherow along with other local candidates will be speaking.

TIME: NOON
LOCATION: Municipal Park
1st and Main • Hays, Kansas

ORGANIZER: Send tmservo433 a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. tmservo433
2. Skohays
3.
Maybees:
Latest diary: Major Kansas Events: Your Chance to Change a State
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Saturday, August 9th

LA Kossacks Meet-up
With guest speaker Bill Zimmerman

TIME: 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Guild Restaurant
611 W. 7th St • Downtown Los Angeles

ORGANIZER: Send susans a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. susans
2. Shockwave
3. navajo
4. Meteor Blades
5. Knucklehead
6. SanFernandoValleyMom
7. Otoelbc
8. Chiwere
9. Vyan
10. 714day
11. Ducktape
12. Mugwump Blues
13. Just Saying
14. Just Saying's friend
15. Panorama City Chick
16. jakedog42
Maybees:
Latest diary: Los Angeles Kossacks June 28th Meetup Report
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