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The most racist areas in the United States
Red areas show highest association between searches and early deaths, the green areas ...
Susan Grigsby 05/03/2015 49
The OPOL Report: Fake change in a new box edition
Look, I don't know what we're supposed to do about our bullshit political system but it seems to me that it must start with facing up to the facts. Believing that this time, someone is actually ...
One Pissed Off Liberal 05/03/2015 85
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 & ...
Ed Tracey 05/03/2015 7
Gospel Brunch - Aaron Neville
Last day of Jazzfest. Go catch Aaron Neville @ The Gospel ...
NCTim 05/03/2015 6
"Freddie Gray Never Had a Chance"
is the title of this short piece by Eugene Robinson in the Post Partisan section of the Washington Post . Robinson reminds us that the entire incident reeks of racial bias. Gray was on a street ...
teacherken 05/03/2015 49
Morning Open Thread - For CelticLassie: Large Men in Kilts
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 7:00 am Eastern (and perhaps sometimes earlier!). Feel free to ...
Joy of Fishes 05/03/2015 72
Research Rewind: Forward, Boy Commandos!
The end is near. By this I mean that I'm entering the home stretch of this year's six week long experiment in reprinting old diaries as I lurch grimly toward Kalamazoo. The paper is partially done,
Ellid 05/02/2015 23
The Evening Blues Weekend Edition 05-02-15 Flaco Jimenez
Welcome! " The Evening Blues - Weekend Edition" is a casual community diary (published Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography ...
Johnny the Conqueroo 05/02/2015 75
Teachers' Lounge: Reading Suggestions
This past semester I have been teaching a class that introduces students to Interdisciplinary Studies in preparation for them proposing their own interdisciplinary major. There are generally two ...
annetteboardman 05/02/2015 4
First Public Appearance for Baby Princess
Just ten hours old, the Princess of Cambridge makes her first public appearance with her parents Prince William and Princess Kate. Unfazed by the cameras, noise and flashlights of the British press ...
Mopshell 05/02/2015 44
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aoeu 05/02/2015 15
Utah school selects transgender prom queen
Students at the Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts selected Maka Brown for their prom queen last weekend. Maka is believed to be the first transgender student to be so honored. Maka is a ...
rserven 05/02/2015 9
Community Quilt for Otteray Scribe's Daughter, CelticLassie URGENT
TrueBlueMajority's quilt It breaks my heart that this quilt is needed -- yet it is needed, urgently. UPDATE: The situation is dire. CelticLassie's brother and sister-in-law are on their way. ...
Sara R 05/02/2015 133
Derby Day Party and Fundraiser for elenacarlena
I am joining [Most Awesome Nana http://www.dailykos.com/user/Most%20Awesome%20Nana] and several others in the [Community Fundraisers http://www.dailykos.com/user/Community%20Fundraisers] ...
Most Awesome Nana 05/02/2015 168
The Easter Rising, 1916, Part I
On Easter Monday morning, April 24, 1916, hundreds of men and women arrived at Liberty Hall, Dublin, many by bicycle, ready to fight for their independence from England. They came from the Irish ...
Emmet 05/02/2015 7
You Can't Read That!
You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news roundups. YCRT! Banned Book News I linked to an earlier story on this in a previous YCRT! diary, but here's more ...
pwoodford 05/02/2015 6
Saturday Shuffle Mix - NOLA
Another day missing the annual Jazzfest pilgrimage. Let's take a Delorean ride through New Orleans.
NCTim 05/02/2015 11
ArtKos: Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.507
Hello again painting fans.
boran2 05/02/2015 6
Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog
Welcome again to Saturday Morning Home Repair blogging, where we talk about fixing up houses, doing repairs on all the things in and around them that are supposed to work but don't, and sprucing our ...
CodeTalker 05/02/2015 34
Must-read from Ta-Nehisi Coates on Baltimore
When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, ...
teacherken 05/02/2015 14
Some context to recent events in Baltimore
If you want some context to the recent events in Baltimore, read the piece linked below. Let me note as one who has taught just outside Baltimore for the past two years (first in Glen Burnie and ...
teacherken 05/02/2015 3
UPDATED: Britain Welcomes a Baby Princess
With Prince William by her side, Princess Kate, gave birth to a daughter at 8:34am local time (3:34am EDT) at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital. The baby girl weighs 8lbs 3oz. Her Royal Highness ...
Mopshell 05/02/2015 22
Morning Open Thread - The Himalayas from 20,000 ft
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 7:00 am Eastern (and perhaps sometimes earlier!). Feel free to ...
Joy of Fishes 05/02/2015 61
Books Go Boom!   Dai Sijie's 'Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress'
This book review is slightly long - but I crammed it full of thought, feeling, experience and imagination. Then I lovingly planished the prose until it flowed smoothly. This diary has sandpipers vs.
Brecht 05/01/2015 57
What's the opposite of Rioting? Baltimore cheers Cops being charged in Freddie Gray murder.
Baltimore celebrates after police charged in death of Freddie Gray Residents shouted with joy, embraced and honked car horns on Friday on the same Baltimore streets where rioters had clashed with ...
xxdr zombiexx 05/01/2015 33
The Evening Blues - 5-1-15
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 ...
joe shikspack 05/01/2015 118
Become Maladjusted to Injustice! MBOPRA, STDDs, Week 35
If there is one name that has been uttered more often than Freddie Gray's over the past week, it has been that of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. We know that the criminal, heartless Right Wing ...
JoanMar 05/01/2015 32
Hallmark jerks tears for Mother's Day
Hallmark has a new campaign for Mother's Day, #PutYourHeartToPaper Alex, a transgender man, begins with this: My mom is the most light, bright, positive person I have ever met in my life, and that'...
rserven 05/01/2015 12
an update on Felicity
Yesterday, in this posting , I explained about our youngest (at 12 years 7 months) rescued cat, her cancer, and her forthcoming leg amputation because of a tumor that encircled the leg. She had to ...
teacherken 05/01/2015 11
Name the Trolls on Top of the Bridge?
aoeu 05/01/2015 8
Funk Friday - The Meters
I hope everyone at Jazzfest is having a blast! The Meters are an American funk band based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Meters performed and recorded their own music from the late 1960s until 1977.
NCTim 05/01/2015 7
R.I.P Ben E. King
It is being reported that Ben E. King has died of natural causes. He was 76. Bestest cover of Stand by me ever.
BOHICA 05/01/2015 23
Books In My Life: The Lure of Murder
The other day, I was perusing our Netflix watchlist for movies to stream as well as the Recently Watched list and then all the Because You Watched This, You Might Like This suggestions, and I turned ...
Phoebe Loosinhouse 05/01/2015 9
The Repetitious Cable TV Coverage adds no Value to Incidents like Currently Occurring in Baltimore
When race-related incidents including riots like occurred in Ferguson, Missouri and currently Baltimore, cable TV goes into overdrive. This overdrive is mostly from Cable TV talk show programs.
melshim 05/01/2015 6
Morning Open Thread - John Rawls & Political Theory
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 ...
P Carey 05/01/2015 124
BFSkinner's good news: Leaving the hospital Sat, Sun, or Mon
I visited BFSkinner in the hospital this afternoon. He is no longer bleeding. He did *not* have a vena cava filter placed, and there is no plan for him to have one implanted at this time. He ...
2thanks 04/30/2015 31
Sometimes what matters can change in an instant
and all your previously decided priorities get tossed out. Earlier this month my wife discovered a growth on the right rear leg of one of our three remaining rescued cats, Felicity, the shyest. She ...
teacherken 04/30/2015 31
CA Kossack aitchdee: Struggling to Make It to SSDI
This is a followup diary to the one I posted last week ,
belinda ridgewood 04/30/2015 104
Write On! Cheez-Its and Genre
Hello, writers. Write On! has returned now to the 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific timeslot that we had previously. I hope that will be more convenient for the West Coast folks. I mentioned last week ...
SensibleShoes 04/30/2015 108
The Evening Blues - 4-30-15
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 ...
joe shikspack 04/30/2015 65
Data diving at Pew
Apparently Pew Research Center didn't want to be left behind in the transgender race, so Sara Kehaulani Goo dug up a survey from 2013 and spelunked in the data contained therein. The online survey ...
rserven 04/30/2015 14
Baltimore Police Triggered the Riots
Mother Jones magazine reported that police actions triggered the riot.
CharlesII 04/30/2015 112
Motives of Corruption
When we think of corruption in politics, money and sex immediately come to mind. Indeed, most corruption can be explained in terms of these two motives. In particular, when we think of the Clintons,
disinterested spectator 04/30/2015 4
Jazz - Brass Bands
Today, I have the blues. Each of the past twenty years, I have attended the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival . This year, the party goes on without me. Le bon temps roule!
NCTim 04/30/2015 7
In case you had any doubts, media is rolling with Washington Post's stenography for Baltimore PD
Late Wednesday night, The Washington Post reported played stenographer for the Baltimore Police Department, publishing a leaked document ...
Barbara Morrill 04/30/2015 115
Connect! Unite! Act! Bisbee, NYC, Dallas & EPIC Glacier Park Meet-Ups — Fiction or Non-Fiction?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
angry marmot 04/30/2015 89
Bookflurries-Bookchat: Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction
Welcome to bookchat where you can talk about anything...books, plays, essays, and books on tape. You don’t have to be reading a book to come in, sit down, and chat with us. There are often ...
cfk 04/29/2015 87
Black Protests, White Coverage: How The Mainstream Media Distorts The Uprising in Baltimore
You do not dress for war in order to wage peace. You do not suppress information when you have nothing to hide. You cannot serve & protect a community while you dig your knee into its neck. These ...
Virally Suppressed 04/28/2015 5
Rereading "Black Theology and Black Power" After Twenty Years
"How many of Cone's books have you read?" Ever since Jeremiah Wright posed that question to Sean Hannity eight years ago, I've been meaning to write a diary on James Cone, the premier figure of ...
dirkster42 04/26/2015 13
The Sun Paper: Wherein a Newspaper Does News: Freddie Gray
The Baltimore Sun has been bought and sold and bought since it was the newspaper I knew as a kid. My grandmother worked for The Sun when Mencken wrote for them. She believed he was the devil ...
gchaucer2 04/25/2015 59
The Rape of the Afghan Boys
excerpts from an article by Kelley B. Vlahos, April 13, 2010 http://original.antiwar.com/vlahos/2010/04/12/a-deal-with-the-devil/ (I TOTALY REDID THIS DIARY, ADDING SOME MORE OF MY OWN COMMENTS)
john972 04/25/2015 15
Connect! Unite! Act! Dallas, KC, Roanoke, Bisbee & NYC Meet-up Info — Got Self-Help?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
smileycreek 04/24/2015 156
Bookflurries-Bookchat: Gripping Adventures
Welcome to bookchat where you can talk about anything...books, plays, essays, and books on tape. You don’t have to be reading a book to come in, sit down, and chat with us. My readers are ...
cfk 04/22/2015 81
Monday Murder Mystery: When women decide that enough is enough
I don't know if any of you have been following the fight over the Hugo Awards in science fiction and fantasy—I wrote about it last week in Freeping the Hugos . In a ...
Susan Grigsby 04/20/2015 57
This place is like family. Please read about MY DAD...
My dad suffered a great deal for his work, helping our country, and even facing the McCarthy Commission. He was really a great guy. The nicest man I ever knew. The biggest heart. The kind of guy ...
Floyd Blue 04/20/2015 17
Banned books, authors of color, and characters of diversity
Made the list in 2010, 2011 and 2013 There is a movement within the science fiction and fantasy community to restrain the increasing diversity of award-winning novels. Too many women and ...
Susan Grigsby 04/19/2015 168

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