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How long have you been modeming?
I went out to lunch today with an old friend who I met when they ran a BBS I started calling in the early 1980s, and we've remained friends since. I remember calling, way back when, on my Atari 800,
BFSkinner 06/02/2015 11
LGBT Computer Science Scholarship at UC San Diego
The Center for Networked Systems at UC San Diego has just created a scholarship for LGBT students called the Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship supports Computer Science and ...
gmporter 06/02/2015 1
Daily Kos Radio's KITM podcast (AUDIO): polling roundup; FBI's spy planes; on King v. Burwell watch
Greg Dworkin gets ...
David Waldman 06/02/2015 1
Mike Huckabee: I wish I 'felt like a woman' in high school so I could 'shower with the girls'
You are a strange, strange man. Republican contender Mike Huckabee has an odd internal belief system. Molesting your ...
Hunter 06/02/2015 142
Hear the Speech Evan Young Wasn't Allowed to Give as Valedictorian Because He is Gay
This will be a short diary. Since Evan Young was denied the right to give his address to his graduating class as Valedictorian of Twin Peaks High School in Longmont, Colorado , he was given the ...
Steven D 06/02/2015 6
So Kerry Broke A Leg In Switzerland
So sorry, best wishes, get well soon. But how would average injured Americans fare in Switzerland? Probably a whole lot better than they would here. Just saying'
dana anderssen 06/02/2015 37
Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!
Well, we went a little crazy on the Denny Hastert legal hairsplitting yesterday. But that's what we do with the show. I won't lie about that! That leaves us with a lot of catching up to do, and ...
David Waldman 06/02/2015 6
Atheist/Secular Group Works to Secure the Safety of Humanist Activist Taslima Nasrin
Taslima Nasrin is a Humanist Activist who was facing death threats from the same Al-Qaeda-linked extremists who have claimed responsibility for the assassination of three other Bangladeshi ...
pierre9045 06/02/2015 4
The Christian Right Hands Down Another Death Sentence
In Australia, the push for marriage equality has reached a tipping point. We're seeing opponents change their minds like never before, and yesterday, a bill was introduced into our Parliament to ...
leftprogressive 06/02/2015 17
IAN: Tuesday, June 2, 2015: Penitentes or Penitentes? You Decide.
One thing leads to another. . . wasn't there a song about that? Tuesday! A day to make strange connections. . .
ejoanna 06/01/2015 17
An *impossible* music video game: I dare you to play...
In the past I've started Alphabet games, where everyone comes up with a band from a certain decade or genre that follows down the alphabet...and we've managed to do so without any problems. Tonight ...
BFSkinner 06/01/2015 114
Is Lyme the Next Infectious Disease Disaster?
In 1995, a young woman discovered a rash that looked strangely like a bull’s eye on her stomach but she ignored it. A few years later she began having pain in her knees, irregular heart beats, ...
eclift 06/01/2015 10
How to categorize myself
How to categorize myself In the past few months I’ve run into somewhat of a quandary and it has to do with what to label myself. I would simply call myself an ...
antoon 06/01/2015 10
America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, Explains Religious Freedom
America's Best (fundamentalist) Christian, Betty Bowers, is back to school us on religious liberty. Many of us remember her magnificent explanation of what a Bible-based marriage is. With ...
librarisingnsf 06/01/2015 12
Who saw THAT coming? Phoenix mosque protest organizer sets up GoFundMe account
See a pattern here? Do or say something that's batshit crazily offensive, like refusing to serve pizza to a gay couple, then complain when the not-insane world says nasty things about you and ...
Mother Mags 06/01/2015 49
Fox News just can't stop calling Caitlyn Jenner 'he'
"Call me Caitlyn," the upcoming cover of Vanity Fair says, over a picture of the woman who became famous as Olympic champion Bruce Jenner and had more recently been prominent on reality television ...
Laura Clawson 06/01/2015 90
Can money stop determining health sometime this century?
I'm nyhcmaven84 , an entrepreneur and writer very active on Alternet. Former tax advisor who was disturbed by the massive wealth disparity I saw and became morally opposed to the system I had to ...
nyhcmaven84 06/01/2015 10
Most Americans support same-sex marriage. Republicans still don't.
Most of America is ready for the Supreme Court to grant nationwide same-sex marriage ...
Hunter 06/01/2015 58
Daily Kos Radio's KITM podcast (AUDIO): 2016 field gets some depth; Hastert & hairsplitting
We're back after a week of computer repairs, and got a rocky start technically, but were returned to the air by the diligent work of ...
David Waldman 06/01/2015 3
Welcome Caitlyn
Not a long diary, but I thought it would be good to point fellow Kossacks to the new Vanity Fair cover with Caitlyn Jenner, 1976 Decathalon Gold Medalist. Caitlyn Jenner on the Cover of Vanity ...
CPT Doom 06/01/2015 32
GBCW
but not just yet. As a very few of you know, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 lung cancer in late 2012 and treated with radiation in 2013. The treatment appeared to have beaten the disease into ...
WisePiper 06/01/2015 395
Drugs Showing Significant Effect On Cancer - But At High Cost
There is a new class of anti-cancer drugs which stop the cancer "hiding" from the body's immune system which are showing considerable promise in clinical trials. Over the past week, the results of ...
Lib Dem FoP 06/01/2015 14
Well, Folks, I am Officially Homeless...But in a Good Way :)
How's THAT for a clickbait title? ;) As some of you already know, I've been making plans for several months now to give up my apartment, sell all my stuff, convert a cargo van into a camper van, ...
Lenny Flank 06/01/2015 110
Daily Kos Radio is LIVE ONCE AGAIN at 9 am ET!
We are back on the air at last, with the newly refurbished Kagro in the Morning Super Computer! Hey, how about that Denny Hastert guy, eh? We've got a lot of catching up to do! And yes, that is ...
David Waldman 06/01/2015 2
On The Path - 101
I realize that everyone is "much" smarter than I am. That everyone here knows so much more than I do. That everyone here is so much more important than I am. And for those of you who feel or think ...
nicolemaschke 06/01/2015 16
When Comparing Quality of Education Around the World, Don't Forget the Family
The financial, social, and emotional security of the family unit is an incredibly important factor to integrate into the discussion when dealing with causes of problems in the school systems. I ...
otto 05/31/2015 23
Connect! Unite! Act! L.A., Glacier Nat'l Park, Maine & Phoenix Meet-Up Info — Gay Pride?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
Steven Payne 05/31/2015 142
For The Record
With all that I have learned in life, all the books, and studying, the one thing that I have always found to be true is... The more you know, the less you know. Please refer to the bottom of the ...
nicolemaschke 05/31/2015 6
Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Theology and Numerology Edition
And Enkidu said unto Gilgamesh "Lo, magic bulls are one thing, but these Republicans speweth magic bullsh!t."
Mark Sumner 05/31/2015 167
NOM's Hypocrisy Over Marriage And The Presidential Race
One very fascinating thing I have found about the most ardent anti-equality politicians is that they cannot understand why they may be questioned on their absurd positions after campaigning on them ...
leftprogressive 05/31/2015 6
It Is Time To Stand Up for Ourselves ! Time To Demand Our Rights
You all have been reading my diaries for a while now. You know I have been treated like crap from PM. You also know that I have been fed up with our treatment. Not just mine but everyone who has ...
funtony47 05/31/2015 6
The Christian Right’s claims of persecution by the secular state ring hollow
Religious exemptions to various laws and regulations have been much in the news in recent years, particularly in relation to the advance of LGBTQ rights and marriage equality. But the history of ...
Frederick Clarkson 05/30/2015 21
Top Comments: Telluride is turning off the lights and turning on the sky
But First, A Word From Our ...
Steven Payne 05/30/2015 78
Am I the only one? Any other undecided voters? A poll.
I read Daily Kos every day and every night. I see the *passionate* people support either Clinton or Sanders or O'Malley and the reasons that they give. I understand why each candidate gets the ...
BFSkinner 05/30/2015 71
This Week in the War on Women, May 24-30, 2015: Climate Change, No Chocolate!?! And Other Calamities
I have recently learned that climate change will be MUCH worse than previously thought: It is already affecting chocolate! That's right, the elixir that gives guys a fighting chance is already 25% ...
elenacarlena 05/30/2015 104
In Longmont, CO: Gay Valedictorian gets silenced by HS principal, then outed to his parents.
Clearly, we still have a looong way to go fighting for LGBTQIA acceptance. From Boulder's Daily Camera: http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-schools/ci_28209959/longmont-valedictorian-silenced-
ApostleOfCarlin 05/30/2015 325
Reincarnation: Street Prophets Saturday
Reincarnation is a concept which is tolerated by some religious traditions, strongly embraced by others, and vehemently denied as a form of blasphemy by a few. The concept of reincarnation is fairly ...
Ojibwa 05/30/2015 32
20 burning questions Fox News' Megyn Kelly should ask Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will break their silence with Fox News Megyn Kelly " next week ." Looks like America's best Christians, the beleaguered Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will come out of ...
Scott Wooledge 05/30/2015 212
Catholics for Marriage Equality and other Religious Views
Source for image: Image ...
AllenMcw 05/30/2015 15
Connecticut Pastor Of LGBT-Inclusive Church Shot In Suspected Anti-Gay Hate Crime
librarisingnsf 05/30/2015 24
Written in Bone: Ambulocetus
The whales are the largest animals that have ever lived on earth. But the huge marine whales evolved from a small animal about the size of a large dog. And these earliest whales had four legs and ...
Lenny Flank 05/30/2015 12
Religion and Climate Change
One day a reporter called me and asked me why I believed in the "Climate Movement." I replied, "Climate Movement?" I sensed she was talking about an ideology or religious/political belief in her ...
CCL Group Leader 05/30/2015 14
Some people drive me nuts: A crohn's disease rant.
This is a rant...and it contains references to poop. So...if either is not your thing, please do not proceed.
BFSkinner 05/29/2015 26
Phyllis Schlafly bemoans that today's immigrants aren't white enough to her liking
Phyllis Schlafly has always been a racist, right-wing jackass, but at least she's honest about ...
Steven Payne 05/29/2015 237
The Daily Bucket: Another Walk at Sawgrass Lake
Sawgrass Lake is a wildlife refuge right in the middle of the city of St Petersburg FL. It is one of my favorite places to spend an afternoon, since it has a variety of wildlife and plants. Here are ...
Lenny Flank 05/29/2015 40
Daily Kos Radio is BOUND FOR DC at 9 am ET!
Yes, it's a "scheduled absence" today. I'm on my way to hang out with and/or near President Obama. That is, I'm taking my kids on a standard, public White House tour this morning. I was going to ...
David Waldman 05/29/2015 0
Comedy classic game: Can you find one?
The other night I wrote a diary asking everyone to list their favorite childhood 45, one in which they wore out the needle on. A lot of people wrote in the comments section and shared their ...
BFSkinner 05/28/2015 26
Bill O'Reilly: Simpletons responsible for liberals catching up to conservatives
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Steven Payne 05/28/2015 69
The Birth of The Armored Tank
By 1917, World War One was a stalemate. Both the Entente and the German armies were bloodied and exhausted. The development of the machine gun and the shrapnel artillery shell had given the ...
Lenny Flank 05/28/2015 19
Daily Kos Radio is STILL UNDER REPAIR at 9 am ET!
It looks like the week is a wash for new episodes, since tomorrow was going to be another planned absence. So in a way, I guess this was a relatively good week to run into technical problems. ...
David Waldman 05/28/2015 0
Daily Kos Radio is WAITING PATIENTLY FOR THE APPLE STORE GENIUSES at 9 am ET!
Technically, it's only been a day and a half since they got the Kagro in the Morning Super Computer in their hands, so they're still well within the predicted range for the repairs. You go, Apple ...
David Waldman 05/27/2015 2
Music Game: Find one and only one song from your childhood...
....that you have not seen or heard in ages and post it. I have found one in the deep recesses of my brain, and now it is your turn. :) Was there a 45 you wore out when you were a kid that you've ...
BFSkinner 05/26/2015 131
Game of Thrones 5.7—'The Gift'
Hast thou tried Head and Shoulders? Winter is coming. Remember that saying? Sure, it's floating on all those (now a bit sad looking) Stark banners, but it's also a big, honking, important theme ...
Mark Sumner 05/26/2015 134
The Bat Bomb: America's Oddest Weapon
No, it's not a Hollywood scifi movie about a caped superhero . . . In World War Two, the US military had actual plans in the works to use bats--Mexican Free-tailed Bats, to be specific--as living ...
Lenny Flank 05/26/2015 23
The Daily Bucket: Where Did Florida's Sand Come From?
Florida is of course famous for its sandy sunny beaches. Most people assume that this sand comes from broken and crushed coral, and for a small portion of the state that is true. But for most of ...
Lenny Flank 05/26/2015 43
Daily Kos Radio is STILL IN THE SHOP at 9 am ET!
The KITM Super Computer is still in the shop today. Or more accurately, it finally got into the shop today. See, at the Apple Store, you've got to make an appointment to tell them your computer is ...
David Waldman 05/26/2015 2
Memorial Day Songs
Just some songs for the holiday....
BFSkinner 05/25/2015 27
Daily Kos Radio is IN FOR REPAIRS at 9 am ET!
What does that mean? It means that the trusty MacBook that has powered the show for three years is on the blink, and might have to go live on the Apple Farm, if you know what I'm saying. But, ...
David Waldman 05/25/2015 2
Connect! Unite! Act! Houston, Seattle, LA & Glacier Park Meet — Have You Ever Been to Ireland?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
Steven Payne 05/24/2015 121
It's the iPhone's world, we just live in it ... for now
A wild boar and domestic pigs from Darwin's The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication In 2001, Michael Pollan authored a fine popular science book called ...
Mark Sumner 05/23/2015 80

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