Posting History for rb137
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing: 2/25/2015
|The DR Congo Climate Factor, and the Road to 2016.
All photos in this post are by Prince Balume and Achilles Balume, and are posted here with permission. In 2006, DR Congo passed a new constitution, which is similar ...
|One more thing anti-vaccers don't get...
I wasn't going to jump into this conversation, but I want to add another dimension to the discussion of the benefits vs. dangers of vaccinating. I feel qualified by the fact that my first-born child ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 01/15/15: Thank you, DK. You helped. A lot!
It's nice to see you all again -- meatworld has been chewing into my blogging time lately, so I don't get out as often as I'd like. I wanted to drop in and tell you about something wonderful, though.
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing: 9.25 Mount Dickerman
Greetings, all... I've not been around much for the past several months -- I've been up to more good than no good, though. Well, most of the time, anyway. And I do enjoy hanging out at KTK when I ...
|Beyond the Summit: Gorillas, Guerillas, Grit, and Green Energy
Dr. Emmanuel de Merode is Chief Warden of Virunga National Park in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. He has dedicated the past fifteen years of his career to protecting the National Parks ...
|People's Climate March Blogathon – Blog Team Thanks Meteor Blades
Our UN Climate Blogathon starts tomorrow -- and we have a great panel of guests, as well as some Daily Kos writers planning to post. This summit is a big deal. The US has been blocking international ...
|March on UN Climate Summit -- September 21
Do sign up and march if you can. It will make a difference. The US has been a primary source for the quicksand prior climate talks have encountered. They are slow realize their effect on the ...
|150 Years in Yosemite: Those Who Kill
As we celebrate 150 years of protecting Yosemite National Park, we have to look closer at how it became ours in the first place. The name itself -- Yosemite -- is a slur. It is a Miwok word that ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing, 06/25/14: Mountain Flowers
I'll let the flowers speak for themselves. The photos were taken ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 6/21/14, America in the World
Happy Solstice, everyone. At my house we celebrate this day with the mantra, "May you walk in peace and love." I work in non-profit. In short, I ...
|6th grade graduation speech...
This is a speech written for a 6th grade commencement -- by a 12 year old who wishes to remain anonymous. He or she has given me permission to post it here, and it is unabridged. When we were ...
|Saturday Morning Garden Blogging, Vol. 10.17
Maybe I could call this Gardening in the Dark. With Helpers. It's a long transition to perfectly blissful gardening with puppies. I want the yard to be compatible with our helpful garden buddies, ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 06/12/14: Have a safe hike.
View from the summit of Mailbox Peak, near North Bend, Washington. Last weekend, Mr. rb137 ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing: Twin Lakes Trail
If you look in Washington State trail books, this trail is to Twin ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing: Bridal Veil Falls and Lake Serene
May. Fair weather hiking season is underway in a lot of places. We had a lot of precipitation this year in the Puget Sound area, so it will be a while before we can get to the high places. There ...
|Oil exploration in Virunga National Park
Crossposted from here...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing: "We will hold hands and succeed together."
Last March, folks here at KTK helped to support this fundraiser , by reccing, sharing, reposting, learning, or donating. A group of teenage, ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing: Hinkin' thinkin' ... and spring.
Oh, spring. I'm still in a flurry of pulling weeds, and I'm way behind on yard stuff. My garden is getting to be a big slug buffet. The rainy season isn't quite over, and the sunny season is ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing: “I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of Him.”
Greetings, all, and thanks to remembrance for inviting me here. This is my first time hosting KTK. I had something prepared that was full of sweetness and light, when I learned ...
|Today is the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda
Well, the start of the genocide, anyway. It lasted 100 days and took roughly 800,000 lives. What most of us in the west do not realize is that this was a particular instance of extreme violence that ...
|Update -- Goal Met! Community Fundraisers: The Big Lie. And please help Tonya.
If you think 15% of people are unemployed, you're thinking that the glass is half empty. 85% of people are employed. With odds like that, you must be a real loser to not be on your way to living the ...
|Big Bang -- Gravity Wave Detection is Spectacular Evidence for Inflation
This is huge. See New York Times article, which (I think) wasn't yet published in time for any of the other diaries: Detection of Waves in Space Buttresses Landmark Theory of Big Bang. A ground-...
|Done! Brilliant Grassroots Project by Women In Congo FUNDED!
I understand ATM fatigue -- and if you have it, I am sympathetic. I am circulating this story just in case you don't. This great project needs just $314 before 4:00p PDT today, or all of the funding ...
|Abortion, really? Boycotting projects on pro-choice websites.
I recently started telling people about a fundraiser here and at Motley Moose. The diaries I posted are Women in Congo Succeeding Together and Women in Congo Paying It Forward Need Your Help. ...
|Women in Congo Paying It Forward Need Your Help
There is a community-based movement taking place in Democratic Republic of the Congo, supported by a program called Succeeding Together . It is structured to help women help each other by ...
|Are you kidding me Sean? You're not that stupid.
I just read Laura Clawson's Sean Hannity proposes adopt a woman birth control program, about one of Hannity's latest attempts to manufacture outrage among conservatives. How stupid does he think his ...
|Are you kidding me, Rand? Teasplain for me, please.
We're comparing the GOP's systematic dismantling of women's control over their reproductive lives to Bill Clinton's consensual affair with Monica Lewinsky. "Someone who takes advantage of a young ...
|Saturday Morning Garden Blogging, Vol. 9.43
Oh, winter. One of the reasons I like vegetable gardening is for the food. It isn't just that it's homegrown, or inexpensive, or that I can choose what to have and how much -- it's the genuine ...
|Butterfly Woman: Food-like products are making us sick.
A century ago, there was a genuine and serious shortage of food in the United States. Agricultural science went to work to create more efficient ways of producing and storing food with the hope that ...
|Hummingbirds: The Yosemite Rim Fire
Grocery store parking lot, 50 miles north of the fire. There is always something burning. Fires are part of the natural order of things, in fact, they play an important role in Sierra Nevada ecology.
|Hummingbirds: It is so dry in the gentle wilderness.
I've been a regular visitor to the Sierras in California for twenty years. It's hard to express what that means to me, but I'm drawn there and I feel like I belong. The Sierra lets me co-exist. I ...
|Saturday Morning Garden Blogging Vol. 9.26
Good morning, gardeners. How is the weather treating you? My yard is a slug buffet. It's a freak show, seriously. We had a little rain this week in the Pacific Northwest. That made me happy, ...
|Gothic Basin near Glacier Peak (photos)
The following pictures are from Gothic Basin yesterday. It's a rough hike, in fact, a lot of it isn't what most people would even call trail. It's more like a rock garden. It's steep and there are ...
|Community Fundraiser: We reached our goal! And the single parent's double bind
Update: Tonya sends her thanks. :) It takes a village. In the United States, we have a habit of lying to ourselves about our independence. Our story is about individual freedoms and personal ...
|Saturday Morning Garden Blogging Vol 9.21: Coming Up Roses
Thanks for having me here today. I read Saturday Morning Garden Blogging often -- but I live on the west coast, so I usually read it late compared to when it posts. I am a great fan of this series,
|Kos Katalogue: Our Choices Matter
I am a consumer. As much as I hate the fact -- I still depend on consumer goods to survive. The overwhelming majority of what I buy is for comfort, though. I rarely ask myself if passing up a ...
|Forward on Climate: The Problem with Novel Technologies
This week, we've had an impressive crop of diaries about the Keystone XL project -- an pipeline that hooks us more deeply into one of the more damaging fossil fuel extractions we've ever seen. ...
|SCOTUS to decide on DNA collection in rape case.
From RAINN: The US Supreme Court this month announced that it will decide whether it is legally permissible for police to take DNA samples from suspects arrested for violent crimes. The case is an ...
|War to break in DRC over military labor dispute. You can do something to help.
Earlier this week, a rebel militia [M23] captured Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. The streets are calm (for now), but there are more than 1 million people without power or potable water. The ...
|BROKEN: New epoch for the war in Congo
As many of you know, a new conflict has been brewing in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo for about a month. In short, the M23 rebel group marched into Goma yesterday, and now has control of the ...
|CCSOS: Climate change just isn't Santa anymore.
Climate denialists are having some trouble with science these days. Well, they've had trouble all along, but the final nails are in that coffin. The simple fact is that all of their attempts at ...
|This is Mitt's brain on Bain.
Now who can argue with this??? Those decisions were made by folks that were running the company differently. So I don't have the details of what decision-making went into it. Oftentimes what ...
|Proof of Big Bang theory wins prestigious award.
Today, the Wilkenson Microwave Anisotropy Probe won the prestigious Gruber Cosmology Prize for "observations and analyses of ancient light have provided the unprecedentedly rigorous measurements of ...
|The Grieving Room: "Tell them not to cry."||rb137||05/21/2012||61||40||2||287|
|KosAbility: What? Say again???
What did you say? Come again? A lot of us have hearing loss, and it's not clear when it becomes a disability. Profound deafness is clearly disabling. What about those with lesser hearing losses -- ...
|"A woman should never go where she will be raped."
For the past couple of years, I've posted a diary about sexual assault awareness -- mostly to point out that we are none very realistic about what makes us safer than not, and we often have a false ...
|Forced birthers wanted my baby
My first born daughter is twenty six years old. I was young, and pretty much on my own when I got pregnant. I had no family nearby, and her father didn't hold a lot of promise, either. Much of my ...
|I'm bored, Rush. Yawn.
For twenty five years, you've been talking your stuff. You've made your living riling angry white men, intellectually impaired misogynists, and anyone who is afraid of an identifable other. You'll ...
|NFTT: It's been a decade.
Ten years is a long time. Way back when, I was told that to serve, I needed to shop. Get out the credit cards. Pump that gas. Debauch and have fun. That was my patriotic duty. Flag-draped coffins ...
|Subscription drive: Because information is power.
From the Daily Kos Community ...
|1 in 6: Is it real food?
Today is World Food Day. It is also Blog Action Day , where bloggers all over the world will be writing about food. ...
|Moving Planet: Fossil Fuels Aren't Cheap
We've heard the arguments. The developing world must burn coal because of the bottom line. Clean energy costs are prohibitive for developing nations. Coal is cheap. Coal is easy. That is, it's ...
|Stop Tar Sands: Climate Denial is a Paper Tiger.
"Do you believe in global warming?" The climate denial propoganda machine wants to make sure that climate change gets perceived as a concept ...
|Kosability: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
KosAbility is a community diary series posted at 5 PM ET every Sunday and Wednesday by volunteer diarists. This is a gathering place for people who are living with disabilities, who love ...
|48 for East Africa: Millions and Counting
Famine is almost always manmade. It is a disaster that requires a series of ...
|East Africa Famine: Epic Crisis
James Orbinski, former director of Doctors Without Borders [MSF], ...
|Climate Scientists Face Threats of Violence, Sexual Assault & Attacks of Family Members
Earlier this month, Aaron Ross reported at Mother Jones that Austrailian climate scientists were ...
|Maisha Soul: "Our music is our gun."||rb137||05/10/2011||34||32||2||231|
|Let's talk torture, Dick. Myths I
So, Dick Cheney and friends want to claim that torture is responsible for Obama finding bin Laden. Think so? Many argue that when a prisoner gets tortured, he will say anything just to make the ...
|Clean energy loans still at risk.
The Obama administration is pushing for renewables in the face of rising oil prices, and while ...
|Damn that River
Coldness, darkness. I fell on the trail. My friend pulled me to my feet and said, You can't push the river. I pushed the river, anyway. Blind and shivering. I'm back in the mud. My friend laughed ...
|KosAbility: Now I eat like a freak
KosAbility is a community diary series posted at 5 PM ET every Sunday and Wednesday by volunteer diarists. This is a gathering place for people who are living with disabilities, who love someone ...
|Are you safe? April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
This is a repost of a diary I posted ...
|Deepwater Horizon Post Mortem Blowout
On March 20, the Department of the Interior released the final Deepwater Horizon autopsy report, Forensic Examination of Deepwater Horizon Blowout Preventor . You can view the entire ...
|Japan Nuclear Disaster Mothership #12: Prime Minister Calls Situation 'Dire'
You are in Mothership 12 coverage of the Japan Nuclear Disaster. Please Rec this diary, and this diary, only. Unrec previous diaries in the series. In general, try to ...
|Breaking: Officials fear radiation leaking from core.
Thursday, three radiation workers were exposed to highly contaminated water. Today, TEPCO released the isotope profile from ...
|"Hostile reaction," threats against climate scientists persist.
We watched the right wing threaten Democrats during the health care debate, and the tactics are not a lot different in the climate reform, particularly now that the EPA might succeed in regulating ...
|For me, Kitsap River has a Diary of the Year.
A few of you close to me know that I've been excessively sick for the past month or so. What most of you don't know is that Kitsap River and her diaries about diabetes and kidney disease are largely ...
|Inhofe v. Starbucks and Nike, oh my!
Early in December, four GOP senators ...
|Westboro Baptist to picket Elizabeth Edwards' funeral.
Just when I thought I'd seen the bottom of the barrel, Fred Phelps appears:
|Calling all bloggers! Climate Conference in Cancun.||rb137||11/28/2010||57||30||-||325|
|Daily Kos GOTV: Jim Hightower, Revitalize our Democracy||rb137||10/30/2010||23||35||-||269|
|Voting is a climate issue, and the time is now. With pooties.||rb137||10/25/2010||37||38||1||122|
|Seattle Times and PI endorse DelBene. Let's go red to blue!||rb137||10/13/2010||58||59||-||135|
|DelBene closing on Reichert. Let's pick up one blue.
I met Suzan DelBene for the first time some months ago, when we had a converstion about why she chose to run for congress. She impressed me at the time, and I have not been disappointed since. In ...
|Gulf Waters Riddled with BP Carcinogens||rb137||10/03/2010||91||248||4||106|
|Feeding America Blogathon: Hunger Awareness (introduction)||rb137||09/25/2010||96||89||-||177|
|Help Obama fight fossil fuel polluters.||rb137||09/15/2010||25||31||2||67|
|Instability threatens Congo rainforest.||rb137||09/12/2010||14||22||-||400|
|EcoJustice: The best of grassroots in the Congo.
In December, one of ...
|In defense of whores.
In daily speech, we tend to use epithets freely until they're called out. I want to encourage the Daily Kos community -- a group of people who usually do a pretty good job of not allowing hate ...
|Gulf Recovery: "It's [still] the economy, stupid..."
This week, Obama signed a $26 billion bill that eases state budget crises and saves 300,000 teachers and policemen from imminent layoffs. The trade-off was DOE's renewable energy and transmission ...
|EcoJustice: It's more than BP.
And it's more than the Gulf of ...
|Cleanliness is next to ECSTASY!
I've suffered with varying degrees of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity for twenty years, so I was one of the early devotees to environmentally friendly cleaning products. Given that most American ...
|Dave Reichert's ticking Boehner.
I've started canvassing in redder-voting areas, and while I've hardly gotten statistical sample size, I find that I hear the same stories again and again. People hurt. They are losing their business ...
|EcoJustice: "What I do" and What it Means to be Ruined.
My interest is in conflict resolution, and when I can, I volunteer my skills as an analyst and writer to help bloody circumstances in Democratic Republic of Congo. I've been writing about it a lot ...
|Please help 11th Hour Vote on the New Blood Diamonds.
We are complicit in a brutal civil war taking place in The Democratic Republic of Congo. Many of the metals that are used in technology come from the mining operations that support this war. You ...
|Not jotter's High Impact Diaries, June 19, 2010
Welcome jotterbots, and welcome all to another edition of Notjotter's High Impact Diaries! And a warm welcome to brian123, our newest of 109 new kogs. brian123 occupies uid=248286. Yesterday 119 ...
|Not jotter's High Impact Diaries: June 15, 2010
Welcome jotterbots, and ...
|EcoJustice: Action -- Help create conflict-free green technology.
The Second Congo War, also called Africa's World War, killed 5 million people between 1998 and 2003. It was the largest war in Africa's history; it involved eight African nations and more than ...
|Feeding America: Voice of the homeless in Tent City 4
In 2007, an estimated 1%
|Louisiana fishermen sickened from BP cleanup
Fishermen local to Louisiana are getting sick from working on the spill cleanup effort, although British Petroleum assures them that they don't need respirators or protective clothing.
|Morning Feature: A Starry Messenger
In the wee hours of morning, a ...
|Your cellphone is killing people!
E.C.S.T.A.S.Y. — E nd C onsumption, S ave T he A ir & S ea, ...
|Act now, save some lives.
There is a brutal civil war taking place in The Democratic Republic of Congo. We are complicit in this conflict, in fact, many of the metals that are used in technology come from the corrupt mining ...
|EcoJustice: Silence in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Meet Jeanne Muliri ...
|Earthday: Be safe, leave no trace.
The Eco community at Daily ...
|EcoJustice: Big Energy robs landowners of mineral rights.
Daniel Gilbert , a staff writer for The Bristol Herald Courier of Bristol Va/Tn, wrote a series ...
|ECSTASY: Not Buying It!
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