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Who Would You Be Now, If You'd Lived?
Dear Little Brother If you'd lived through Viet Nam, who would you be now? For one thing, you'd 69 years old, still six years younger than me. I still giggle when I remember how , as a child, you ...
scribe 05/25/2015 1
Moondai Furbutts: 25 May
Hope you're all enjoying your day off. Ceiling Cat says to spare a moment to remember those who cannot be here today. Thank you, and....
The Marti 05/25/2015 22
Hellraisers Journal: Mary R. Alspaugh: "The United Mine Workers of Colorado are starving today."
The capitalist class is always on strike against the working class. -Mary R Alspaugh ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Tuesday May 25, 1915 From ...
JayRaye 05/25/2015 4
Teachers of the Year tell us what's holding students back and where they'd spend education money
President Obama with 2015 teacher of the year Shanna Peeples. Every year, each state chooses its teacher of the year. This year, the Council of Chief State School Officers and ...
Laura Clawson 05/25/2015 30
Joseph Smith's Forty Wives - Thoughts on Organized Religion
In November of 2014, the Mormon Church officially admitted that its founder, Joseph Smith, had forty wives. While the polygamy of Mormon leader Brigham Young had long been acknowledged, founder and ...
pikachu 05/25/2015 28
A special pup needs some help and love.
A friend of mine recently began volunteering at a shelter in Texas. Recently, she encountered a puppy whose front legs don't seem to work right, and she captured the following moment on video.
Birddroppings 05/25/2015 21
History 101: "Globists Cannot be Christians"
Within the overall Christian community, there continues to be waged the debate over who is really a Christian and who is not. For many, this is a debate about belief: belief in the Bible rather than ...
Ojibwa 05/25/2015 13
Thank You to my Family Who Served Their Country
On this Memorial Day I am remembering the members of my immediate family who served in the Armed Forces.
michelewln 05/25/2015 1
Connect! Unite! Act! Houston, Seattle, L.A. & Glacier Nat'l Park Meet-up Info — Oh Baby?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
navajo 05/25/2015 92
Remembering soldiers of color on Memorial Day
United States Army Private First Class William K. Nakamura, U.S. Medal of Honor recipient, awarded posthumously. In "
Denise Oliver Velez 05/25/2015 105
IAN: Beaches, Monday, May 25, 2015
Monday! It has been raining and raining and raining in Colorado...and I'm missing the ocean. As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group gives Kossacks a safe place to check in, ...
BadKitties 05/24/2015 24
KosAbility: Taking a Step Back
I need to let y'all know that I've got some personal stuff occurring right now and coming up that, over the next couple or three months, is going to require a great deal of my time and small stores ...
postmodernista 05/24/2015 16
Meat Grown In A Vat. What Could Go Wrong?
Professor Mark Post of Maastricht University in the Netherlands made the news in 2013 with the world's first lab-grown hamburger. He and his research team have been working since then to turn the ...
Th0rn 05/24/2015 119
The Justice Department on Netroots Radio Presents: "The Streets of His Soldier Mind"
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justiceputnam 05/24/2015 1
Pond versus Swamp--Why I chose to swim in the Kos Pond
I've been paddling around the Kos pond for several days now. Quite friendly reception has been given me; thank you, fellow pond denizens. Well, in my travels, I happened to come across one of my ...
Alligator Ed 05/24/2015 7
Kitchen Table Kibitzing: May 24
New Views We are fortunate to live on a hill with nice views close and distant. The views change from season to season as trees leaf out and the become bare, but most of our trees are ...
side pocket 05/24/2015 82
Young People's Pavilion: Bedtime For Chickies
"To write a good young picture book ... You have to write with all the skill of an adult who understands words, rhythm, rhyme, character, and story and all the heart and soul of a child who ...
The Book Bear 05/24/2015 1
WAYWO: Memorial Day open thread
What Are You Working On? is for all things hand-made, home-made, and creative in a variety of mediums.
vgranucci 05/24/2015 17
DK Quilt Guild: Outlander Quilt
DK Quilt Guild: A place for quilters to gather, share ideas, projects, and to make the world a better place, one quilt at a time. Join us and share your thoughts, projects, questions, ...
Pam from Calif 05/24/2015 24
KosAbility: Pain 101
Our experience with pain is very personal in our journey through life. It can have an effect our physical disorders, emotions, social interaction and personal economics. This diary will focus on ...
studentofearth 05/24/2015 50
Huckabee Should Be Made to Eat These Words Now
When Huckabee gave his 'Uncle Sugar' speech in January 2014, I wouldn't have given him a pass on it the way that MSNBC did. Here's the text for those who are unable to access the video clip: “If ...
Mark Lippman 05/24/2015 54
Texas legislature further restricts women's reproductive rights
Texas Senate Bill 575 was voted out of the House’s State Affairs Committee late Saturday and put on track for a floor vote; and in exchange, Republican Rep. Jon Stickland pulled down an amendment ...
johnatx 05/24/2015 16
"Black People Had War Declared on Them By Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf."
On Thursday, May 21st, 2015, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, in response to window breaking during ...
jpmassar 05/24/2015 29
Addiction: The Moral Judgement Of Society Hinders Treatment of Addiction
This diary is in direct response to a diary republished earlier in our group as well as multiple comments on posts here in our group such as SlightKC's . The topic of addiction came up and ...
funtony47 05/24/2015 5
D'var Torah: Shavuot and the Book of Ruth
The five scrolls or megillot, The Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Ecclesiastes, and Lamentations, are read during the year on different holidays. Ruth, my subject here, is read on Shavuot . This is ...
ramara 05/24/2015 5
Situation Becomes Desperate in Kansas Mental Health Hospitals
The situation with Kansas mental health care providers has continued to grow more problematic. Over the last four years, I've written about continued cuts , Staffing Shortfalls , as well as concerns ...
Chris Reeves 05/24/2015 11
#sekritarmy robo calls (pooties, woozles, and stuff)
You ever get the feeling you aren't being heard? Don't worry, we have an app for that.
whoknu 05/24/2015 42
$15 minimum wage in L.A. is great. But it was only necessary because a Democratic Congress blew it
If national Democrats had done their job, ...
Ian Reifowitz 05/24/2015 107
Hellraisers Journal: Labor Editor of Chicago Denounces Upcoming Convention of Industrial Unionists
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Wednesday ...
JayRaye 05/24/2015 8
Eternal Life: Pros and Cons - Would Heaven Be All It's Cracked Up to Be?
I was sitting on the couch channel-surfing with my mom one afternoon when she stopped on Long Island Medium , a self-professed psychic who supposedly puts the living in contact with the dead. ...
SecularSchoolTeacher 05/24/2015 46
Ancient Europe: Solutrean
Prehistory refers to the past for which there is no written history, which means that the primary information comes from the findings of archaeology. One of the periods of European prehistory is the ...
Ojibwa 05/24/2015 25
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
Creative Explosion: Street Prophets Sunday All Day Brunch (Art Diary)
Welcome to Sunday All Day Brunch. This is an open topic thread so help yourself to the goodies and sit a spell and let us know what is new with you. It has been a while since I felt like doing art. ...
michelewln 05/24/2015 3
The Inoculation Project 5/24/2015: Human Circuits!
Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
belinda ridgewood 05/24/2015 16
GUS: Happy LGBT Equal Rights Demanded by the Irish Weekend w/ Recipes
Good Sunday, GUSgreenies!!!!!!! Sure, we all know my entire ancestral family pushed the vote wayyyyyy over the top for the Yes vote in Ireland for Marriage Equality. You can thank me and mine later.
gchaucer2 05/24/2015 40
DKos Sangha - Weekly Open Thread
Good morning! Welcome to the DKos Sangha weekly open thread. This is an open thread for members of the DKos Sangha and others who are interested in discussions concerning how we integrate our ...
davehouck 05/24/2015 13
Trusting...
Rested. Replenished. Stepping forward..
nicolemaschke 05/24/2015 6
Marriage Equality Opponents and their ludicrous claim about the 1st Amendment
Marriage Equality Opponents: the 1st Amendment does *not* give you the right to break the law! They constantly try to make themselves the victim because they are not allowed to force their ...
AllenMcw 05/23/2015 13
IAN: May 24, 2015: The more things change, ...
Last weekend, my mother stopped on her way home from visiting my other siblings and actually stayed one night. She arrived mid-day on Sunday and, a couple hours later in the middle of gossiping ...
loggersbrat 05/23/2015 43
A trip to the zoo with a homeless family
Makala sees a black bear This is an update on the family I'm trying to help. Please see this diary for the full story. For the record, I don't really like this title because I see Chelsie, Terrance,
patrickz 05/23/2015 21
Can Josh Duggar Really be Forgiven?
As I wrote in my last diary, the Huckster has been making news regarding Josh Duggar’s molestations by 1.) Defending Josh and seemingly ignoring the victims of Josh’s crime and 2.) Claiming that ...
Benthovens5th 05/23/2015 25
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 77
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDLXXVIII, Like Water for Food Edition
One vintage bumper-sticker type slogan goes: "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem." That came to mind when I was reading this NYT interactive article , "Your ...
chingchongchinaman 05/23/2015 21
Books So Bad They're Good: A Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Summer in Badbookistan
'Tis summer, and time for a middle aged woman's fancies to turn to thoughts of bad books. Not only bad books, of course. I picked up several excellent books at Kalamazoo last week, two of which I'...
Ellid 05/23/2015 25
Kitchen Table Kibitzing 5/23/2015: The Stag Cook Book
Chrislove 05/23/2015 86
WYFP: Breaking Your Back Making A Hugelkultur
Mature hugelkultur bed after 20 years I have 5 Ponderosa Pines at the end of my yard. Sure, they're great for shade, but what do you do with trees that shed long needles all over the place and ...
Gwennedd 05/23/2015 119
What's for Dinner? v9.43: Mauro Giuliani Roasted Potatoes with Asparagus
For this recipe, you will need 1 Pepe Romero 1 Neville Mariner 1 Chamber Orchestra of the Academy of St. Martin In the Fields (If Messrs. Romero and Mariner are otherwise engaged, or if you haven'...
ruleoflaw 05/23/2015 75
Meanwhile, Rick Scott Became Socialist (no, seriously)
The teaparty darling who hates all things Obama has allowed his hatred to go so far that he is parting with his core ideology. Florida's healthcare crisis is sinking us. Scott refuses to accept ...
SemDem 05/23/2015 13
Is Anyone Out There? Street Prophets Saturday
The vastness of the universe with millions, perhaps billions, of suns with planets circling them, is almost beyond the imaginations of many people. Contemplating the universe and the many ...
Ojibwa 05/23/2015 18
Glacier Park: The Trail of the Cedars (Photos and Meet Up Schedule)
Let’s say that you are a bit older, overweight, out of shape, and making your only visit to Glacier National Park. Now this is a National Park filled with hiking trails and lots of young, ...
Ojibwa 05/23/2015 15
Kitchen Table Kibitzing, May 22, 2015: Remembering Gallery K
I used to live in Washington, DC -- it seems a couple lifetimes ago, now. Washington can be pretty boring because so many people are rather full of themselves. And I worked with lots of lawyers, ...
Sara R 05/22/2015 52
Memorial Day
Vetwife 05/22/2015 24
Museums 101: Mustang Hardtops (Photo Diary)
Ojibwa 05/22/2015 13
IAN: May 22, 2015: Volunteer Scientific Research Sites
Morning folks! It's Friday once more in the Land of Ian. Today I'm going to show you some sites that I've been volunteering for on a daily basis since I can't really get out and volunteer in my ...
FloridaSNMOM 05/21/2015 24
Write On! Pacing
Hello, writers. Last week we talked about making time pass in a narrative. Now I’d like to talk about a related area, pacing. Pacing a story well means spending as little time as possible over ...
SensibleShoes 05/21/2015 107
Connect! Unite! Act! Dallas, Houston, Seattle, L.A. & Glacier Park Meet-up Info — Water Wisely?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
paradise50 05/21/2015 142
Rick Scott may have to climb in the clown car to get respect...Ha !
I am feeling a little blue today so bad news for Scott always cheers me up. Scott cannot get anyone to ...
Vetwife 05/20/2015 13
A View From the Shore - Randomness and Fuzzy Thinking
The thing I hate the worst about being mentally ill is that my freaking brain doesn't work right - and that's where I live. Lately I've been struggling a lot with it just not working right and it's ...
Mortifyd 05/20/2015 10
BREAKING: McConnell files to end Fast Track debate on Thursday
So much for Mitch McConnell's "robust amendment process". After the Senate debating only 2 amendments thus far (& possibly 2 more Wednesday), McConnell has already filed plans to invoke cloture to ...
Brown Thrasher 05/19/2015 8
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 ...
Caedy 05/19/2015 30
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 ...
Sara R 05/19/2015 70
Kitchen Table Kibitzing 5/19/2015: Nesting Season
Come oh come ye tea-thirsty restless ones -- the kettle boils, bubbles and sings, musically. ~ Rabindranath ...
belinda ridgewood 05/19/2015 115
River Surfing (Photos): Street Prophets Coffee Hour
Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Coffee Hour at Street Prophets. This is an open thread where we can discuss what’s happening in our lives, what we’ve been working on, and our opinions on ...
Ojibwa 05/19/2015 9
Community Quilt Project Video Testimonial - peregrine kate
At NN13, a number of our quilt recipients were kind enough to give video interviews about their community quilts and what they meant to them. Among them was someone who has become a good friend, ...
Sara R 05/19/2015 10
Game of Thrones 5.6—'Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken'
I'm not opposed to violence in entertainment. While I certainly don't desire any violence in my own life—or in anyone else's really—violence is part of the classic formula for drama. Whether it'
Mark Sumner 05/18/2015 227
birds along the fox
blueyedace2 05/18/2015 11
Kitchen Table Kibitzing - 5.18.15 — Pole Beans, sidepocket made me do it.
I wasn't going to plant tomatoes, squashes, peppers or beans this year due to the drought and the fact we took one week at the end of April/beginning of May to to go Mexico and I knew any starts ...
paradise50 05/18/2015 87
Charting the intersection of Politics, Science and Religion
Religious Groups vs. Environment and Evolution from Josh Rosenau at NCSE Last year, Tobin Grant at ...
Mark Sumner 05/18/2015 12
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders: My Take
I'm going to begin this diary by saying that yes, I do support Bernie Sanders' Democratic Primary run. I support him knowing full well he isn't going to win the primary. Even if he did manage to ...
Homer177 05/18/2015 15
sad trestle trail
blueyedace2 05/17/2015 16
What's Wrong With Video Games and Gaming Journalism? (Hint: It Ain't Anita Sarkeesian)
Perhaps this diary comes a bit late, but I'm just sick and tired of the faceless GamerGate® movement bitching about Feminism and harassing women in game development under the guise of Journalistic ...
Homer177 05/17/2015 35
Ancient Africa: A Short Overview of Homo Habilis
The first species to be classified as human, designated as Homo habilis , appeared in Africa over two million years ago. While similar in many physical features to the earlier Australopithecines, ...
Ojibwa 05/17/2015 33
The Inoculation Project 5/17/2015: Science Books!
Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
belinda ridgewood 05/17/2015 12

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