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|Irish (Catholic) Priest Who Came Out In January Thanks Parishioners For Accepting Him
|Top Comments - Investments in Self
|Do black lives REALLY matter?
|The Grieving Room: Memorial Day Open Thread
I am posting this as an Open Thread for people who want a place to gather. Many people today are grieving family and friends who served and/or died in uniform. Others are grieving deaths that ...
|The Evening Blues - 5-25-15
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of ...
|My Buddhism Comes Out Of The Closet
On April 27 my life changed forever with a seizure and following that: the diagnosis of brain cancer. I am beginning full spectrum treatment on Thursday the 28th with radiation, chemo, and cannabis.
|Swatting on Memorial Day: bored Daesh punks with cellphones
ABC News Videos Fighter Jets Scramble Following at Least 6 Reports of Threats to Passenger Planes, Officials Say A Saudi Airlines flight from Saudi Arabia was also escorted to a remote ...
|In case you're an emergency, break my glass.
"Where are we headed?" she said. "To a bar" I said. "a land without feelings or genuine interest In order To reduce the awareness of Our mortality thru sin, vice, and false language in a failed ...
|Charles C. Johnson gets booted off Twitter for wanting to "take out" Deray McKesson
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|Meditation-Waking Up Now
It is only human for us to think we will find happiness someplace “out there.” We think, “If I could just get the right job, then I could be happy,” or “If I just had someone to love me, ...
|Russian Waitress educates customer on how to treat a woman.
|sHell No: Deniers Double Down on Purity Test Trolling
Protests against Shell's plan for Arctic drilling have received global attention. From the actions of kayaktivists around Seattle to Shell's annual stockholder meeting, Shell has been receiving a ...
|Street Prophets Coffee Hour: Memorial Day
Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. - ...
|It's Memorial Day - Noon on the West Coast.
Pardon me while I take one minute from what I'm doing to stop and ask the same question I've asked ever since I returned from Viet Nam. ...
|How do you know what kind of day it is?
A war I did not fight. Thermonuclear war and Climate Change both suck. Memorial Day is an American Holiday. Except from the Southron side.
|Memorial Day Songs
Just some songs for the holiday....
|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 ...
Every Memorial Day I try to think of those who lost their lives in service to our country, but I can never focus on abstract deaths, nor on so many. I always end up thinking about fellow ...
|High Impact Posts: May 24, 2015||jotter||05/25/2015||4|
|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 ...
|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.
|So You Want To Control Global Population? Easy.
|NOM's Self-Refuting Rationalization Of The Passage Of Marriage Equality In Ireland
It's a tough time to be on the wrong side of history right now. The side that constantly crows "Let the people vote!" lost 62-38 on Friday. Of course, democracy only matters to them when it goes ...
|When American troops were welcomed and remembered
with love and honor can be seen in a a piece in today's Washington Post titled Americans gave their lives to defeat the Nazis. The Dutch have never forgotten. It is about an American cemetery in ...
|Morning Open Thread ~ Advice for those considering joining the military
Good Morning Kossacks and Welcome to Morning Open Thread (MOT) We're known as the MOTley Crew and you can find us here every morning at 6:30 am Eastern (and perhaps sometimes earlier!). Feel ...
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|Falafel-Safe: gaming the Sunni/Shia nukes c/Israel as variable
A neoconservative hypothetical: What if Mecca and Karbala are nuked by their respective fundamentalists, noting that Israel could be a variable in this tip-for-tap exchange. Sidney Lumet and ...
|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 ...
|Top Comments: Role Model Edition
In the midst of 24/7 exposure on social media to the horrific mess that is admitted child molester Josh Duggar and his felony coverup parents, I read a variety of tweets under the hashtag #...
| Aussie cops raid stoner's home, post his to-do list on twitter.
found on CNN Essentially, the police raided - actually raid is too strong: they executed a search warrant with no report of theatrics - this man's house and found this and posted it. It was ...
|IGTNT: "I Served in the United States Navy"
I Got The News Today (IGTNT), which is one of the oldest continuous series on Daily Kos, provides members of this community a venue to pay their respects to those who have died as a result of the ...
|Mozilla Firefox Do I Have To Update?
I need simple software advice. Please leave all advice in the comments . Thank You . I know whom to ask. Kossack's know everything! I am a computer illiterate. Probably, maybe a 1st grader and I don'
|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|
|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 ...
|Did Jim Bob and Michelle think reporting Josh's behavior would "damage the body of Christ"?
Looking at the Josh Duggar police report, one question is obvious--how in the world did Jim Bob and Michelle not go to the police immediately? This was light years beyond kids messing around. ...
|Christian Dem in NC||05/24/2015||64|
|North Carolina Open Thread
North Carolina Outer Banks Welcome to North Carolina Open Thread , a new weekly feature of North Carolina Blue. We hope this regular platform will give readers interested in North Carolina politics ...
|"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 ...
|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 ...
|When Scientists Put A Thumb On The Scale
Autism from vaccines? Cloning stem cells? Easy way to create stem cells? These erroneous studies were published in the peer reviewed Lancet, Science and Nature say a couple of scientific journal ...
|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 ...
|Memorial Day Lesson, with Steel Guitars
In my early days of the Vietnam War, my crew and I slept on Guam, an island from which our B52s flew west day and night. Sometimes, our flying schedule left us some room to head to the airbase's ...
|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. ...
|The function of criticism
It's just amazing how much criticism of elite Republicans goes on here at DailyKos.com! So what does all of this criticism say about elite Republicans? They play us for suckers , they wage war on ...
|Week's High Impact Posts: May 16-22, 2015||jotter||05/24/2015||6|
|High Impact Posts: May 23, 2015||jotter||05/24/2015||4|
|UPDATED: PERSONAL: Here's why I reacted so strongly to the "Attorney Chad" incident.
About a week ago, I posted an off-topic entry called "Attorney Chad" is about to have a really bad weekend. It appears that after the tragic Amtrak derailment a couple of weeks ago, a Philadelphia-...
|Dublin Catholic Archbishop: Church Needs a Reality Check
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin says he voted no, but recognizes that this election represents a reality check for the Catholic Church. Ireland, one of the world's most predominantly ...
|Odds & Ends: News/Humor (with a "Who Lost the Week?" poll)
I post a weekly diary of historical notes, arts & science items, foreign news (often receiving little notice in the US) and whimsical pieces from the outside world that I often feature in "Cheers & ...
|Absolutely Nothing: A Veteran’s Savage Indictment of the Iraq War
Is the title of this post by someone named Jim Wright, which I think you will want to read. It is a totally brutal putdown of the likes of Mitt Romney and John McCain, of the neocons who pushed us ...
|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 ...
|Wildflowers at 7500' in the Southern Rockies ~Photo Heavy
Earlier this week, in between the much-appreciated & simultaneously disagreeable-to-hiking rain storms, I took my dogs out for a wildflower sight-seeing hike. We went to a close, common hike for us, ...
|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. ...
|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.
|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 ...
|Morning Open Thread: SAY IT NOW
Good Morning Kossacks and Welcome to Morning Open Thread (MOT) We're known as the MOTley Crew and you can find us here every morning at 6:30 a.m. Eastern (and perhaps sometimes earlier!). Feel ...
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