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|IAN: May 22, 2015: Volunteer Scientific Research Sites
|Hair On Fire, People!
|Projecting a Climate Change Timeframe - Holy $h*t
In researching a book I'm writing I've been collecting prognostications about climate change. These have been gathered over time from numerous sources. But they are projections and hence a ...
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|Daily Kos World of Warcraft Update: I Guess The Cops Call It GamerWait
Standard disclaimer: Leave your loathing of meta, World of Warcraft, or community diaries outside. If you think we should be playing your MMO instead, start a guild and write a recruitment diary. ...
|If Hillary wants to avoid the beltway political media, well then, that's very smart
Hillary Clinton, at a small-business roundtable in Iowa, loses nothing by bypassing the traditional ...
|The Daily Bucket - Fiddling Around
At the beginning of May, Mr. Watt and I went up to the Sol Duc valley in the Olympic National Park. Among other things, the ferns along the trail to Sol Duc Falls were just coming up. So, I ...
|IAN:Thursday 05/21/2015 My world famous grilled cheese sandwich
I know, how exciting can a grilled cheese sandwich be, I mean really? But this particular version seems to please a lot of folks around here. I am not saying that I should be cooking on one of ...
|art ah zen||05/20/2015||26|
|TX Governor signs bill requiring direct 911 dialing
Good news from Texas for a change. For those not aware of this story it actually started in December 2013 when Kari Rene Hunt's estranged husband asked her to meet him in a hotel with their ...
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|The Daily Bucket: One person's weed...
What is a weed? According to my friend, Merriam Webster, it is "a (1) : a plant that is not valued where it is growing and is usually of vigorous growth; especially one that tends to overgrow or ...
|What will the TPP do about this atrocity?
Live export cattle on a truck outside Darwin. Footage obtained by animal activists allegedly shows cattle in Vietnam being hit repeatedly to the head to stun them before slaughter. Photograph: Dave ...
|IAN: Wednesday May 20, 2015
My muse is a fickle, fickle thing. Here are a few things that have struck her fancy as of late.... As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group gives Kossacks a safe place to check in, a ...
|Community Quilt for Gordon20024
CelticLassie's quilt. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts... It is a shock when you learn that a friend has cancer. Gordon20024 recently learned that he does. He is a person who is ...
|What's so funny about religion?
A friend shared the [http://www.patheos.com/blogs/monkeymind/2015/05/an-eighth-graders-yo-mama-jokes-for-unitarian-universalists.html "Yo Mama Jokes for Unitarian (Universalist)s"] that Jack ...
|Texas Gov. Greg Abbott does industry's bidding and signs state ban on local fracking bans
Two women await the results of a referendum banning fracking in Denton, Texas, last November. The city's ...
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|Daily Bucket: A Green Heron Hunts His Lunch
A few days ago, I happened upon a Green Heron hunting for his lunch. Green Herons are much more shy than other herons and egrets, so when he saw me watching him he froze completely still for a good ...
|IAN: Tuesday, May 19, 2015: Fire-Sports Redux, Now with Extra Spookiness
Uh-oh. Coincidence? Or spooky overload? You decide. First this: Then this!
|birds along the fox
|I never thought I’d grow up to be poor.
I didn’t really think I’d be rich either, except for a very small part of my brain that thought I’d be rich and famous when I grew up. Like, you know maybe I’d grow up to be a band. I guess ...
|Jane Goodall: We're destroying the planet; but there are solutions
Jane Goodall, the legendary researcher, is known for her ability to communicate with chimpanzees. She develops an emotional and verbal closeness which allows her to gain their trust and acceptance.
|Study finds military fails to protect sexual assault victims who report an incident
A new 113-page report from the Human Rights Watch has found that almost two thirds of service members who report being sexually assaulted face some form of retaliation. Worse yet, whistleblowers ...
|Four workers dead, 11 safety violations ... and a $99,000 fine?||Laura Clawson||05/18/2015||70|
|Moondai Furbutts: Cutes And Cuddles
Having a great weekend in Spring is a wondrous thing. They should be enjoyed and treasured. But Spring is an "iffy" thing....you can't always depend on fine weather or enough time to do as you like.
|#Shell No - Happening Now in Seattle
From King 5 news Right now all entranceways to Terminal 5 in the Port of Seattle are blocked in protest of Shell's plans to drill in the Arctic. Hundred of people converged on the terminal ...
|Western US drought advances; Washington State declares state of emergency
Not good, but nowhere near the catastrophic California drought. Yet. With only 16% of normal snowpack this year, half of Washington State is in drought condition; putting 1.2 bn of crops in ...
|The Daily Bucket - recent canoodling
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you. Rain, sun, wind...insects, birds, flowers......
|Sometimes, Life Intrudes...
I apologize for my somewhat running train of thought below, and this wasn’t what I’d intended to write tonight. But sometimes, life just intrudes, you know. There are times when the chronic ...
|IAN: Crutches R Us, Monday, May 18, 2015
Monday! No, not my crutches :) As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group gives Kossacks a safe place to check in, a daily diary where we can let people know we are alive, doing OK, and ...
|Chronic Illness: Yay or Nay?
Just a simple poll question tonight. I often wonder how many people out there have what could be labeled as a chronic illness, as told to them by their doctor. I apologize for the shortness of the ...
Last summer we had a bad thunderstorm that knocked out our electricity for several hours. After the storm ended, I was talking to my neighbor on my porch when a tiny black kitten came running up ...
|sad trestle trail
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