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So this past Saturday morning I commented about two large earthquakes on the coast of California. I've been subscribed to the USGS ENS earthquake notifications since the Loma Prieta 6.9 here in 1989 (63 people were killed) to desensitize myself to earthquake fear. It has helped. We have small earthquakes nearly every day.

But, I was very uneasy reading that notification about a 4.8 at Hearst Castle and 5.5 near Ukiah 352 miles away at 4:33 AM that Saturday morning.

Region:                           CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
Geographic coordinates:           35.827N, 121.252W
Magnitude:                        4.8
Depth:                            87 km
Time near the Epicenter:          30 May 2015  04:33:55

Location with respect to nearby cities:
21 km (13 mi) NNW of San Simeon, California
44 km (27 mi) SSW of King City, California
54 km (33 mi) S of Greenfield, California
55 km (34 mi) WNW of Paso Robles, California
306 km (190 mi) S of Sacramento, California

Region:                           NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Geographic coordinates:           39.469N, 123.526W
Magnitude:                       5.5
Depth:                            38 km
Time near the Epicenter:          30 May 2015  04:33:38

Location with respect to nearby cities:
12 km (7 mi) WNW of Brooktrails, California
44 km (27 mi) NW of Ukiah, California
96 km (60 mi) NW of Clearlake, California
110 km (68 mi) NNW of Healdsburg, California
201 km (125 mi) WNW of Sacramento, California

What's next, the San Andreas??? Well, it motivated me to augment my emergency water supply and I should have a delivery today of several 5 gallon bottles of water to store. We're good on canned goods and grains in the freezer, which, btw, I rotate out to food banks before they expire and then replenish my emergency supply on a regular basis. After the 6.9 in '89 I have ready, camping supplies, i.e. tent, sleeping bags, etc. So we're good. And, I know how to shut of the gas main.

BUT, hold the phone! That evening I get more email notifications that the earthquake events were deleted! Wut? This is the first time I've noticed an event deleted. It turns out these large earthquakes were erroneously reported!

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"It's bogus," said John Bellini, a USGS geophysicist. "When the waves from these big quakes hit [the Northern Californian sensor] network they think it's a local quake. They have some kind of filtering system, but it's not working properly. There is some problem with that on their end."
Wow. Good to know.

What I suspected was a warning for the Big One is not stressing me now. But, I'm more prepared, so there's that.

So how 'bout that accidental fear-causing misinformation? Well it looks like Hollywood and the San Andreas movie that wants to strike fear into your hearts got a lot wrong.

1. Earthquake faults don't open up into canyons
2. The East Coast cannot feel a California quake
3. The San Andreas cannot produce a big tsunami
4. The Hoover Dam won't explode downstream in an earthquake
5. You can't run during a major earthquake
Once again, thanks movie industry. Heck of a job!

Have you ever been fooled by fear or scaremongering tactics?

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A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups regularly socialize but also get out the vote, support candidates and engage in other local political actions that help our progressive movement grow and exert influence on the powers-that-be. Visit us at Daily Kos every morning at 7:30 A.M. Pacific Time to see how you can get involved. The comment thread is fun and light-hearted, but we're serious about moving the progressive political agenda forward.

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When Was the Last Time You Held a Newborn?

I got to hold a newborn baby yesterday. I was allowed because I'm his Great Aunt. Here are just a few photos of him. Enjoy and aren't baby humans and itty bitty new born animals the greatest?!

Meeting Parker Dea Ogden for the first time. My grand nephew.
Great Aunt Neeta holding Parker, born 11 days ago

Meeting Parker Dea Ogden for the first time. My grand nephew.
Here's his tiny feet and legs with my thumbs for perspective, totes adorbs or what?

Meeting Parker Dea Ogden for the first time. My grand nephew.
Here's Parker with his big sisters, Brinley and Kennedy.
He's a lucky guy with these two to watch over him

Share Your Photos or Experiences About Newborns, Human or Animal

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Happy Mother's Day to All Who Mother
Everyone Mothers Something. Whom or What Do You Mother?

I'm a mother, not just of my offspring but also of friends, colleagues, strangers and various projects. I can't help it. You?

Requisite Mother's Day token photos:

Mother's Day flowers from Megan

Mother's Day flowers from Megan

Whom or What Do You Mother?


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A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups regularly socialize but also get out the vote, support candidates and engage in other local political actions that help our progressive movement grow and exert influence on the powers-that-be. Visit us at Daily Kos every morning at 7:30 A.M. Pacific Time to see how you can get involved. The comment thread is fun and light-hearted, but we're serious about moving the progressive political agenda forward.

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San Francisco Welcomes blue jersey mom!

On April 18th we met in kimoconnor's beautiful backyard city garden in the Mission district of San Francisco. It was a gorgeous day and Kim had manicured her garden to beautiful tip-top shape. We rallied with a luscious pot-luck and BBQ. Here are my photos:

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Mr. blue jersey mom, blue jersey mom wearing the orange boa of honor and navajo



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blue jersey mom, lineatus and Harlan



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Glen The Plumber, maggiejean, citisven, TLO and remembrance



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Deputized TLO headed up the Kansas-City-120-name-tag-stuffing project, her mom approves



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Fog City John wearing his new Gnu hat from belinda ridgewood



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blue jersey mom and Meteor Blades



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dharmasyd, kimoconnor, Mrs. side pocket and norm



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lineatus, Harlan, slksfca and Dixie the Tiny Dog



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Dixie the Tiny Dog is ready for her closeup




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A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups regularly socialize but also get out the vote, support candidates and engage in other local political actions that help our progressive movement grow and exert influence on the powers-that-be. Visit us at Daily Kos every morning at 7:30 A.M. Pacific Time to see how you can get involved. The comment thread is fun and light-hearted, but we're serious about moving the progressive political agenda forward.

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A Few Photos From KC

The premiere recap diary is tmservo433's: After Action Report: DailyKos Connects Kansas City - What a Weekend! (And Some News for Attendees) He gives a great summary of the event with nice photos from Michael Bersin at ShowMeProgress.com.

We had around 140 attendees and the venue was fantastic.

I was unable to take many photos because of my directing every minute of this event. But here's the few pics I did take.

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Markos addressing the crowd

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Markos unveiling DK5 beta

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Markos addressing the crowd

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Joan McCarter, unknown to me person (tmservo433 will fill us in), and Markos chatting during a break

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Meteor Blades strategizing with Denver Connect! Unite! Act! leader ColoTim

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Lunch pizza buffet and mingling hour. FTR, we had a lovely continental breakfast, also.

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I got to meet KJ in Missouri, note her tie-dye dress which pisses off her republican relatives. lol.

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navajo and KJ in Missouri !

Now we move on to the evening venue for our After Party at Anton's! Great venue and food! It was a place to network and divide up into breakout sessions.

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We had a fantastic buffet!

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Kansas City ambience

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tmservo433 and Will Rockafellow, General Manager of Daily Kos

And finally:

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Meteor Blades, Patricia Bynes and Monique Teal

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Meteor Blades, navajo and Monique Teal

I really loved meeting everyone!

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SIGN UP NOW: $30 registration fee at Eventbrite
Space will be limited to 200 attendees
Register now to secure your seat
Out-of-region folk welcome

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Daily Kos Regional Banner for Kansas City 2015
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Kansas City
Saturday, April 25th

DAILY KOS CONNECTS KANSAS CITY

LOCATION: Alamo Drafthouse
1400 Main Street • Kansas City

Join us for a day of camaraderie and progressive strategizing with Big Orange flavor. In a day-long seminar, learn how our Connect! Unite! Act! team maximized the Daily Kos forum to effect change in Kansas state politics. We are going to duplicate that effort across the nation. Participants will focus on organizing from the ground up.

SCHEDULE:
8:00 AM - Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM - Presentations, panels and Q&A's begin
Noon - Lunch served
1:30 PM - More presentations, panels and Q&A's
6:00 PM - After Party at nearby Anton's Taproom & Restaurant. We've reserved their Beer Garden, you'll need a wristband from the day event to get in.

You'll also get a chance to meet the blog's founder, Markos Moulitsas and some of the Daily Kos staff:

Meteor Blades, Senior Political Writer — The Value of Year Round Precinct Organizing
Jen Hayden, Social Media Editor
Neeta Lind aka navajo, Director of Community Building — How to Maximize the Daily Kos Forum
Joan McCarter, Senior Political Writer — Online to on-the-ground Activism
David Nir, Political Director — Midwest Politics and the Future
Will Rockafellow, General Manager
Monique Teal, Activism Team Member — Interview with Patricia Bynes
• Markos will give a preview of DK5, our new upgraded site plus an Ask Me Anything session

Special Guest Speakers:
Patricia Bynes, Ferguson Township Committeewoman — The Next Steps Between Issue Organizing and Electoral Action
Chris Reeves, Connect! Unite! Act! for Kansas & Missouri — Update on Kansas/Missouri Politics
Jacob Wagner, Director of Urban Studies at UMKC — The Future is Urban: Kansas City Region and the Implications for State/National Politics

SIGN UP NOW: $30 registration fee at Eventbrite
Space will be limited to 200 attendees
Register now to secure your seat
Benefactor level is also available if you plan to attend and buy a scholarship for someone, you and your attendee can have a front row seat. Angel level is also available if you can't attend but want to help someone else attend.
We've granted two scholarships! We have five more scholarships available thanks to our Benefactors and Angels. Please kosmail navajo if you need a scholarship to attend.
Chris Reeves, who blogs at Daily Kos as tmservo433, is our Connect! Unite! Act! leader for Kansas and Missouri. He's a great example of local organizing and has done an outstanding job of working with other progressive groups in Kansas this past election on registering disenfranchised voters, working to provide resources for every county to setup Democratic headquarters, and inviting progressives to sign up at Daily Kos. He credits our site with effectively broadcasting his events around the state. We want to duplicate his effort across the nation. The conference will focus on organizing from the ground up and why that's important.

If you are at more than a 3 Hour drive, we have a discount on hotels for FRIDAY and SATURDAY night. Choose between the Park Place Ramada or the nearby Holiday Inn for $40 per night - a discount of approximately 66%. You must kosmail tmservo433 to reserve. Transport back and forth from event to Hotel is also included.
Friday Night Pre-event party for Out-of-Towners and Interested Locals: A chance to mix & mingle, sponsored through Central Kansas Progressives, Kansas Kossacks, Equality Kansas, Sunflower and many others. You'll get a chance to relax, grab something to nosh and enjoy your evening in KC. Location and time: TBD
Sunday Brunch for Out-of-Towners and Interested Locals: An opportunity for individual groups to meet on their own before others have to fly out. Location and time: TBD
We'll have venues and times announced soon for Friday night and Sunday morning.
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New county line sign for Oglala Lakota County
New county line sign for Oglala Lakota County
I'm hoping this photo brings you as much pride as it did me. You all helped get out the vote to change the name of Shannon County to Oglala Lakota County in South Dakota.

This past December I wrote about the Daily Kos Community's many progressive accomplishments in 2014. One of those achievements was raising $163,739 to fortify GOTV efforts on South Dakota reservations! This campaign helped to build a long-term American Indian voter infrastructure that will pay off in the future of this state with a long, long history of suppressing the Native vote.

Excerpts of a statement from State Representative Kevin Killer who organized the South Dakota NDN Election Efforts PAC:

The efforts of the SD NDN PAC in the 2014 elections made a tremendous impact at the Federal, State and Local levels. With the generation [of] contributions from the Daily Kos community, we were able to hire organizers on 7 of 9 reservations and the urban areas of Sioux Falls and Rapid City. As South Dakota's voter turnout declined statewide, the only increases in turnout were in the Native communities of South Dakota.

[...]The turnout in the 2014 Senate race was higher than what Sen. Tim Johnson received in 2002 and Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin received in 2010. With investments in off election years and voter registration, the Native Vote will be prepared in 2016 and beyond to make their voices heard at all levels of government.

[...]History was also made this election with the voters of Shannon County approving changing the name to Oglala Lakota County by a 4 to 1 margin with thanks to the support from the Daily Kos community. [Shannon helped take land away from the Oglala Lakota in the 1800s.] This was the first time in over 100 years this happened in South Dakota. This successful campaign has helped spark conversation for other Native communities in South Dakota to consider chaining their county names and provides an opportunity to engage a new generation of voters to make history in their communities.

Shannon County is entirely within the Pine Ridge reservation and was named for a white guy who was key in grabbing the land away from the tribes in the late 1800s. Residents of Pine Ridge were very motivated to change the name to Oglala Lakota, the name of their tribe. Pine Ridge has the largest population of all the South Dakota reservations. The votes there and on the other reservations can be critical in elections in which the winning margin might be only hundreds of votes.

As you know, these motivators are not enough. Traditional get-out-the-vote methods are needed, and their grassroots efforts were supported by this community and shared with your networks. This was critical for folks who live on reservations where their homes are often several miles apart. Many don't have transportation. GOTV takes money and there's not much of that on the reservations, especially at Pine Ridge. It's important to reach out to disenfranchised communities in your state. They often can be huge voting blocks.

Thanks once again for supporting our reservation efforts. You helped raise that new sign above.

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A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups regularly socialize but also get out the vote, support candidates and engage in other local political actions that help our progressive movement grow and exert influence on the powers-that-be. Visit us at Daily Kos every morning at 7:30 A.M. Pacific Time to see how you can get involved. The comment thread is fun and light-hearted, but we're serious about moving the progressive political agenda forward.

The orange pinpoints are the location of each organized group of Daily Kos readers.
If you'd like to join a group, click on a point and a box will pop up showing contact links.
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Buy Your Registration Now to Attend the Kansas City Regional Gathering

Now is the time to reserve your seat at our Kansas City event on April 25th because our next action will be to send an email to all of our readers in the Midwest. That's thousands of subscribers. Our 200-seat room capacity will sell out then. So if you're thinking about attending, reserve a seat now. Out-of-region attendees welcome!

Daily Kos Regional Banner for Kansas City 2015
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Kansas City
Saturday, April 25th

DAILY KOS CONNECTS KANSAS CITY
Our first regional Daily Kos gathering.

Join us for a day of camaraderie and progressive strategizing with Big Orange flavor. In a day-long seminar, learn how our Connect! Unite! Act! team maximized the Daily Kos forum to effect change in Kansas state politics. We are going to duplicate that effort across the nation. Participants will focus on organizing from the ground up.

You'll also get a chance to meet the blog's founder, Markos Moulitsas and some of the Daily Kos staff:

Meteor Blades, Senior Political Writer
Joan McCarter, Senior Political Writer
David Nir, Political Director
Jen Hayden, Social Media Editor
Monique Teal, Activism Team Member
Neeta Lind aka navajo, Director of Community Building

TIME: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Alamo Drafthouse
1400 Main Street • Kansas City

SCHEDULE:
8:00 AM - Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM - Presentations, panels and Q&A's begin
Noon - Lunch served
1:30 PM - More presentations, panels and Q&A's
6:00 PM - After Party at nearby Anton's Taproom & Restaurant. We've reserved their Beer Garden, you'll need a wristband from the day event to get in.

RSVP on Facebook button

REGISTER HERE: $30 registration fee at Eventbrite
Space will be limited to 200 seats.
Register now to secure your seat.

Benefactor level is also available if you plan to attend and buy a scholarship for someone, you and your attendee can have a front row seat. Angel level is also available if you can't attend but want to help someone else attend.

We've granted two scholarships! We have four more scholarships available thanks to our Benefactors and Angels. Please kosmail navajo if you need a scholarship to attend.
Grow our network, unite our progressive communities, help win elections!
Chris Reeves, who blogs at Daily Kos as tmservo433, is our Connect! Unite! Act! leader for Kansas and Missouri. He's a great example of local organizing and will be directing us regarding the agenda for the conference. He's done an outstanding job of working with other progressive groups in Kansas this past election on registering disenfranchised voters, working to provide that every county has a Democratic headquarters set up and inviting progressives to sign up at Daily Kos. He credits our site with effectively broadcasting his events around the state. We want to duplicate his effort across the nation. The conference will focus on organizing from the ground up and why that's important.

If you're flying in, plan on arriving the Friday night before because our seminar will start first thing Saturday morning and continue until late afternoon. We'll have a Friday early evening welcoming bash and Saturday evening there'll be a big closing party. Sunday morning will be an opportunity for individual groups to meet on their own before others have to fly out. We'll have a location for that announced soon, along with the Friday night venue.

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Buy Your Registration Now to Attend the Kansas City Regional Gathering

Now is the time to reserve your seat at our Kansas City event on April 25th because our next action will be to send an email to all of our readers in the Midwest. That's thousands of subscribers. Our 200-seat room capacity will sell out then. So if you're thinking about attending, reserve a seat now. Out-of-region attendees welcome!

Daily Kos Regional Banner for Kansas City 2015
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Kansas City
Saturday, April 25th

DAILY KOS CONNECTS KANSAS CITY
Our first regional Daily Kos gathering.

Join us for a day of camaraderie and progressive strategizing with Big Orange flavor. In a day-long seminar, learn how our Connect! Unite! Act! team maximized the Daily Kos forum to effect change in Kansas state politics. We are going to duplicate that effort across the nation. Participants will focus on organizing from the ground up.

You'll also get a chance to meet the blog's founder, Markos Moulitsas and some of the Daily Kos staff:

Meteor Blades, Senior Political Writer
Joan McCarter, Senior Political Writer
David Nir, Political Director
Jen Hayden, Social Media Editor
Monique Teal, Activism Team Member
Neeta Lind aka navajo, Director of Community Building

TIME: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Alamo Drafthouse
1400 Main Street • Kansas City

SCHEDULE:
8:00 AM - Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM - Presentations, panels and Q&A's begin
Noon - Lunch served
1:30 PM - More presentations, panels and Q&A's
6:00 PM - After Party at nearby Anton's Taproom & Restaurant. We've reserved their Beer Garden, you'll need a wristband from the day event to get in.

RSVP on Facebook button

REGISTER HERE: $30 registration fee at Eventbrite
Space will be limited to 200 seats.
Register now to secure your seat.

Benefactor level is also available if you plan to attend and buy a scholarship for someone, you and your attendee can have a front row seat. Angel level is also available if you can't attend but want to help someone else attend.

We've granted two scholarships! We have four more scholarships available thanks to our Benefactors and Angels. Please kosmail navajo if you need a scholarship to attend.
Grow our network, unite our progressive communities, help win elections!
Chris Reeves, who blogs at Daily Kos as tmservo433, is our Connect! Unite! Act! leader for Kansas and Missouri. He's a great example of local organizing and will be directing us regarding the agenda for the conference. He's done an outstanding job of working with other progressive groups in Kansas this past election on registering disenfranchised voters, working to provide that every county has a Democratic headquarters set up and inviting progressives to sign up at Daily Kos. He credits our site with effectively broadcasting his events around the state. We want to duplicate his effort across the nation. The conference will focus on organizing from the ground up and why that's important.

If you're flying in, plan on arriving the Friday night before because our seminar will start first thing Saturday morning and continue until late afternoon. We'll have a Friday early evening welcoming bash and Saturday evening there'll be a big closing party. Sunday morning will be an opportunity for individual groups to meet on their own before others have to fly out. We'll have a location for that announced soon, along with the Friday night venue.

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A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups regularly socialize but also get out the vote, support candidates and engage in other local political actions that help our progressive movement grow and exert influence on the powers-that-be. Visit us at Daily Kos every morning at 7:30 A.M. Pacific Time to see how you can get involved. The comment thread is fun and light-hearted, but we're serious about moving the progressive political agenda forward.

The orange pinpoints are the location of each organized group of Daily Kos readers.
If you'd like to join a group, click on a point and a box will pop up showing contact links.
If you'd like to start a group, contact navajo for instructions.

View Interactive Map of Daily Kos Regional Communities in a full screen version.

Announcing Asheville, North Carolina as the location
for our next Regional Event! 9.26.15


Daily Kos Connects Asheville, N.C. 9.26.2015
Asheville, N.C. is the destination for September 26, 2015! DKos Asheville, the In-Real-Life group under the leadership of randallt, has been setting the example for other IRL groups across the nation regarding registering people to vote, getting out the vote, having a state open thread and setting up strategy conferences for their region. Because of this impressive leadership we've asked randallt to be the State Leader for all of North Carolina. We've got important work to do on the ground there and randallt has shown he's the person to make that happen.

All states are welcome to attend this event and if you do you can expect to meet Markos Moulitsas in person, as well as some of the Daily Kos staff. More details regarding this regional event will be shared in the future so please stay tuned to Connect! Unite! Act!

For now, SAVE THE DATE and spread the word!

Speaking of regionals.


Buy Your Registration Now to Attend the Kansas City Regional Gathering


Daily Kos Regional Banner for Kansas City 2015
Now is the time to reserve your seat at our Kansas City event on April 25th because our next action will be to send an email to all of our readers in the Midwest. That's thousands of subscribers. Our 200 seat room capacity will sell out then. So if you're thinking about attending, reserve a seat now. Out-of-region attendees welcome!

REGISTER HERE: $30 registration fee at Eventbrite
Space will be limited to 200 seats. Register now to secure your seat.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Kansas City
Saturday, April 25th

DAILY KOS CONNECTS KANSAS CITY
Our first regional Daily Kos gathering.

Join us for a day of camaraderie and progressive strategizing with Big Orange flavor. In a day-long seminar, learn how our Connect! Unite! Act! team maximized the Daily Kos forum to effect change in Kansas state politics. We are going to duplicate that effort across the nation. Participants will focus on organizing from the ground up.

You'll also get a chance to meet the blog's founder, Markos Moulitsas and some of the Daily Kos staff:

Meteor Blades, Senior Political Writer
Joan McCarter, Senior Political Writer
David Nir, Political Director
Jen Hayden, Social Media Editor
Monique Teal, Activism Team Member
Neeta Lind aka navajo, Director of Community Building

TIME: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Alamo Drafthouse
1400 Main Street • Kansas City

SCHEDULE:
8:00 AM - Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM - Presentations, panels and Q&A's begin
Noon - Lunch served
1:30 PM - More presentations, panels and Q&A's
6:00 PM - After Party at nearby Anton's Taproom & Restaurant. We've reserved their Beer Garden, you'll need a wristband from the day event to get in.

RSVP on Facebook button

REGISTER HERE: $30 registration fee at Eventbrite
Space will be limited to 200 seats.
Register now to secure your seat.

Chris Reeves, who blogs at Daily Kos as tmservo433, is our Connect! Unite! Act! leader for Kansas and Missouri. He's a great example of local organizing and will be directing us regarding the agenda for the conference. He's done an outstanding job of working with other progressive groups in Kansas this past election on registering disenfranchised voters, working to provide that every county has a Democratic headquarters set up and inviting progressives to sign up at Daily Kos. He credits our site with effectively broadcasting his events around the state. We want to duplicate his effort across the nation. The conference will focus on organizing from the ground up and why that's important.

If you're flying in, plan on arriving the Friday night before because our seminar will start first thing Saturday morning and continue until late afternoon. We'll have a Friday early evening welcoming bash and Saturday evening there'll be a big closing party. Sunday morning will be an opportunity for individual groups to meet on their own before others have to fly out. We'll have a location for that announced soon, along with the Friday night venue.

Daily Kos will organize locally in every congressional district, including the reddest of them. There is no other progressive forum like Daily Kos. Let's take advantage of our 24/7 conversation and the large population of readers. You can look for a group to join here and if you don't see one, please consider starting one. Kosmail me if you'd like to lead a Daily Kos group.

Let's connect all the like-minded readers here In-Real-Life and get some political work done.

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The orange pinpoints are the location of each organized group of Daily Kos readers.
If you'd like to join a group, click on a point and a box will pop up showing contact links.
If you'd like to start a group, contact navajo for instructions.

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San Francisco Kos Welcomes joanbrooker to Town!

So joanbrooker comes to town, all the way from New York. Well, San Francisco Kos welcomes her with open arms and more...

Meteor Blades and joanbrooker
Meteor Blades and joanbrooker

We had a great time, terrific food, great location, and loving our San Francisco digs.

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boatsie, Lefty Coaster [visting from Seattle] and Richard
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dsb, Lorikeet and citisven
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boatsie and side pocket
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navajo and norm (plus Richard's finger...)

We had a great time, enjoyed good food and drink plus all the bonding and stuff. I completely recommend you connect with your local peeps. If you don't know how, please Kosmail me. I'll help you.  

Our food pr0n is in my tip jar. It's seductively lit. ;)

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Thu Mar 05, 2015 at 04:48 PM PST

High Impact Posts: March 4, 2015

by navajo

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Yesterday 154 Kogs posted 186 posts of which 180 were recommended at least once by a cadre of 1662 recommending readers; 99 posts were recommended by 10 or more readers, 49 by 30 or more, and 12 by 100 or more. Commenters (1551) visited 185 posts; 98 had 10 or more commenters, 37 had 30 or more, and 1 had 100 or more.


Impact statistics from all 186 posts.
min = 0.01, median = 0.159, average = 0.36, max = 3.90, total =   67.9 bharns
r50 = 19 (at 0.82 bharns)

Recommendations and comments were collected Thu Mar  5 05:00:07 2015 EST


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