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Sacramento Area Activists Rally Against Monsanto at State Capitol
Over 300 people participated in a rally and march on Sunday, May 24 at the State Capitol in Sacramento from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The protest was part of more than 420 "Anti-Monsanto/Anti-GMO" ...
Dan Bacher 05/28/2015 1
Write On! One Impossible Thing
Science fiction writer Jules Verne did not believe in impossible things. In each of his novels, he explained in loving detail how the marquee invention would work. Whether it was launching people ...
James Wells 05/28/2015 6
SpiritSisters: Writing In Women's Voices. New diary series
Graphic by Michelle Robinson. Used by permission of the artist. Activist women have walked many different paths, and have come from many different places and life experiences to get to where we ...
Denise Oliver Velez 05/28/2015 59
The GOP's Iraq Problem
In recent days we've been entertained by the desperate flip-flopping of Republican candidates on the issue of the Iraq War. Beyond the humor factor there is a deadly seriousness to the ...
gjohnsit 05/28/2015 9
I almost died just now
Sorry, nothing aviation related. The statistics will tell you that flying is quite safe even if your "gut" says otherwise. It was much more mundane than that. Someone almost ran me over.
Major Kong 05/28/2015 66
62 percent of Republicans still say Iraq War was the 'right thing' to do
This has to ...
Hunter 05/28/2015 73
EPI: Government's state jobs report for April shows recovery still plodding
Click here and scroll briefly for an interactive version of this map.
Meteor Blades 05/28/2015 2
Barstow Police Slam Pregnant Black Woman to Ground - for Refusing to Provide ID
BodyCam video shows Barstow police slamming a 8-month pregnant black woman to the ground for refusing to provider her identification following road rage despite in a parking lot. Caution: Trigger ...
Frank Vyan Walton 05/28/2015 11
Midday open thread: Is rent out of reach? Col. Graham retiring; Cubans not keen on Marco Rubio
Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Introducing Louis 'Flash' Maltby :
Meteor Blades 05/28/2015 13
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 11
Income inequality reflected in mental health statistics, according to new study
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control— Serious Psychological Distress Among Adults: United States, 2009–2013 —confirms what common sense and the experts have long told us: The ...
Meteor Blades 05/28/2015 14
Self-publishing 101: 5 ways to get feedback on your book
A hearty thanks to James Wells for hosting the last SP 101 ! Before getting started, if you're in the Bellingham, WA area, I'll mention his book launch for The Great Symmetry at 7 pm this Saturday .
akadjian 05/28/2015 15
Could Jeb Bush's time on boards of corporations with legal troubles become a 2016 focus?
Busy, busy, busy. Ron Green at the Associated Press has taken a look at all the corporate and non-profit boards and advisory boards Jeb Bush has served on since he ...
Meteor Blades 05/28/2015 23
Pennsylvania paper apologizes for Memorial Day letter calling for execution of President Obama
'Divisive rhetoric', and so on.
Hunter 05/28/2015 59
The Thundering Failure of the Democrats
I'm a Tom Joad democrat, a prison reform democrat, an anti-poverty democrat and a pro-justice democrat - so the party left me a long time ago...and they never looked back as they went chasing after ...
One Pissed Off Liberal 05/28/2015 266
The Daily Bucket - Newly Arrived Squabs!
After a lovely 5 day weekend, I'm back with news of the wilds of upstate New York. Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing and birds are hatching! Follow me below the orange nest for fantastic photos ...
Attack Gardener 05/28/2015 48
The Daily Bucket - Leucistic white female Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana)
Southeastern Wisconsin I readily admit that I am charmed by the often misunderstood Opossum. This infatuation has motivated us to set up a few HD cameras around the property, in order to record the ...
Critter Farm 05/28/2015 33
"We didn't have enough processing power for women players in our videogame"
Sydney Leroux is apparently too hard to draw.
elfling 05/28/2015 182
"a disturbing and frightening echo of the summer of 2006"
With great fanfare, Baghdad is launching a military offensive to take back Ramadi, and Anbar province in general, from ISIS. The many problems that this offensive symbolizes can best be summed up ...
gjohnsit 05/28/2015 23
Cheers and Jeers: Thursday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… The Things You Find Between the Sofa Cushions Please rise and place your hand over your heart as Billy in Portland Maine, age 7 circa 1972, leads us in the Pledge:
Bill in Portland Maine 05/28/2015 94
Open thread for night owls: Fox News still making their viewers dumber. And angrier.
Hunter 05/27/2015 75
Jeb Bush's favorite author pens book asking rich Americans to nullify U.S. laws
Jeb Bush is a "total nerd" for Charles Murray. ThinkProgress is the latest ...
Hunter 05/27/2015 63
Vander Plaats won't require 2016 Republican candidates to sign another 'Marriage Vow'
This is bad news for Rick Santorum In the wake of a 2012 Republican campaign season that did not go off as planned, the anti-LGBT religious conservative group run by noted ...
Hunter 05/27/2015 13
Bookflurries-Bookchat: The Book I Didn’t Write
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. Last week at ...
cfk 05/27/2015 94
Jade Helm conspiracy theorists are kind of dumb. Who knew?
F-35 fighters over Texas. Because they were built there. The Boston Globe went to ...
Hunter 05/27/2015 132
Nebraskan lawmakers override Gov. Pete Ricketts's veto to abolish state death penalty
State Sen. Ernie Chambers finally won his 38-year battle to get Nebraska's death penalty repealed. With Wednesday's override vote in its one-house legislature, Nebraska ...
Meteor Blades 05/27/2015 117
Activists tell officials to file criminal charges against Plains All American
In breaking news, the activist organization Avaaz revealed that Plains All American CEO Greg Armstrong raked in over $5 million in compensation last year and is guaranteed $29 - $87 million in ...
Dan Bacher 05/27/2015 5
Spotlight on green news & views: Shooting a black rhino for fun; extreme rainfall; protesting Shell
Check out OceanDiver's post . Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs,
Meteor Blades 05/27/2015 19
No, Governor Walker. State Mandated Rape is not "a cool thing."
What Governor Walker and his deviant cohorts across the country are trying to explain away is rape - State Mandated Rape. And there is nothing "cool" about any of it. In an interview with ...
Onomastic 05/27/2015 312
ExxonMobil says mankind has 'enormous capacity to deal with adversity' caused by climate change
'Gentlemen: To evil.' ExxonMobil has a plan to deal ...
Hunter 05/27/2015 83
Rand Paul joins Leadership Institute, vows to free American colleges from 'the clutches of the left'
It looks like Rand Paul's campaign advisers have ...
Hunter 05/27/2015 91
Midday open thread: Drug cartel builds CCTV network; 'clickbait' enters dictionary; microbead ban
Today's comic by Matt Bors is Reasonable measures :
Meteor Blades 05/27/2015 18
The Daily Bucket - small gosling drama on a mudflat
Put this together a while back...nothing very dramatic (well maybe it was for them), photos not great, very common bird and all, but I liked the moment. And we have no bucket yet today, so - The ...
OceanDiver 05/27/2015 67
Big media's sneering, dismissive coverage of Bernie Sanders is a plague on democracy
The media are more interested in ...
Meteor Blades 05/27/2015 300
Advocacy groups urge Governor Brown to stop irrigating crops with oil field wastewater
Oil industry representatives, in response to criticism over their use of water for fracking and steam injection oil drilling operations during the drought, have claimed that oil field wastewater can ...
Dan Bacher 05/27/2015 9
An Other Feminism: a review of Hilary Klein's book "Compañeras: Zapatista Women's Stories"
By Charlotte Maria Sáenz May 27, ...
Bev Bell 05/27/2015 3
Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Things I Learned from Republicans in May: The giant, pulsating Bin-O-Edumacation is already full to the brim with four days to go. To quote the great Colin Powell:
Bill in Portland Maine 05/27/2015 73
Open thread for night owls. Cole: Kaplan's call for renewed imperialism in Middle East is boneheaded
Let's have some more cakewalks, 'kay? Robert D. Kaplan recently wrote a piece (behind a paywall) saying it's time to bring imperialism back to the ...
Meteor Blades 05/26/2015 53
Happy Birthday Daily Kos, and...
happy birthday to me as well. May 26 2002 May 26 ...
claude 05/26/2015 27
Comfort Makes Me Right: Indigo Kalliope: Poems From the Left
Copper, cotton and fool's gold beaten into mash, shoveled down maws of metal monkeys, greater than the sum of ribs, thumbs, and vertebrae. Acid leak squeals spray from split purple lips. Road ...
ruleoflaw 05/26/2015 7
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
Original Americans forgotten on Memorial Day
The All-Nations Native American Veterans Memorial in Jefferson, Oregon [This is an edited and updated reprise of an essay first written for Memorial Day in 2010.] My ...
Meteor Blades 05/25/2015 55
The Daily Bucket - Suspect Apprehended and Brought to Justice
I have mentioned in previous conversations that a large snake has been living in my basement. The snake itself had eluded observation, but there were plenty of pieces of shed skins to convince me ...
foresterbob 05/25/2015 148
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
Do not call me girl: Women in the workforce
Years ago, when my career depended on my being so much better at what I did than were the men I worked with, and my willingness to work twice as hard for 60.2 percent ...
Susan Grigsby 05/24/2015 120
2015 Backyard Science Yardbird Race Tally #5
Welcome to the 2015 Daily Kos Backyard Science Yardbird Race! This is the fifth tally for 2015, and is the official place to post your sightings, ask for help, and brag some if you wish. Here's ...
bwren 05/24/2015 86
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
The Daily Bucket - Enormous Plankton Database
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. Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, birds ...
enhydra lutris 05/23/2015 52
Saturday Morning Garden Blogging ~ Vol 11.13: May Musings
It's been a rough and tumble May. Temperatures up and down, no rain, but the garden persisting throughout. We even had snow in May! More garden musing shared below....
kishik 05/23/2015 428
Saturday Morning Home Repair
The Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog (SMHRB) is where we gather to discuss the many and varied aspects of home repair. Some here are trained professionals. Some, talented DIYers. All are welcome.
eeff 05/23/2015 39
The Daily Bucket - Friendly Seal sighting
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......
OceanDiver 05/22/2015 90
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 108
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 ...
Milly Watt 05/21/2015 58
Bookflurries-Bookchat: Driver, Follow That…Book!
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. It is necessary in ...
cfk 05/20/2015 142
Wonder What Bin Ladin Read in Bed?
Need to know what volumes were on Bin Ladin's bookshelf? Curious if his reading tastes were close to yours? Ever consider if what you read makes you who you are, or is who you are dictated by what ...
Limelite 05/20/2015 66
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 ...
Elizaveta 05/20/2015 90
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: May's 3rd Tuesday & Salute to a Friend
So, here I am, racing another deadline, though I've had a pretty good idea of what I was going to write about for at least a few days. As long as I've admired the work of poets I have the privilege ...
Kit RMP 05/19/2015 10
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 ...
Lenny Flank 05/19/2015 56
Monday Murder Mystery: Debtors' prisons and 'The Devil in the Marshalsea'
Marshalsea Prison, 1773 Click to enlarge On June 1, 1729, William Acton, one-time butcher and deputy ...
Susan Grigsby 05/18/2015 8

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