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KOSacks and the Orange Cloud: Street Prophets Coffee Hour
Have you ever sat looking at clouds with a group of people, calling out what the shapes look like to you, and everyone sees something different in the same cloud? Apparently KOSacks have the same ...
state of confusion 05/06/2015 2
Religion 101: Mystical Experiences
One of the common features found in many—and perhaps most—religious traditions is the mystical experience in which the realities of time and space are suspended and there are feelings of awe and ...
Ojibwa 05/06/2015 13
Wisconsin Would Save More than Any Other State by Expanding Medicaid
National Analysis Illustrates Budget Benefit of Expanding BadgerCare From a budget perspective, no other state has nearly as much to gain as Wisconsin from expanding Medicaid coverage for low-income ...
WI Budget Project 05/06/2015 8
On "identity politics" and income inequality
While I've been hesitant to join in some of the more heated conversations about these topics of late, I have read with interest a few diaries and comment threads related to them. Forgive me for ...
BoiseBlue 05/05/2015 199
Blueberries . . .
Today is National Teacher Day. Schools are closed for the celebrations, right? Hah. Teachers have come to accept that we are often under- (or completely un-) appreciated, misunderstood, and maligned.
lmackh 05/05/2015 11
Ghosts: Street Prophets Coffee Hour
Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Coffee Hour at Street Prophets. This is an open thread where we can discuss what’s happening in our lives, what we’ve been working on, and our opinions on ...
Ojibwa 05/05/2015 5
A Kossack Needs a Little Help
There are times when life gets a little financially rough. We have been asking for donations to help out elenacarlena . So far, we’ve raised enough to cover her rent payment (which was due ...
Ojibwa 05/05/2015 123
Blessed By Christian Terrorism Advocate, Huckabee Joked About Indoctrinating Americans "At Gunpoint"
I'll make this brief, because newly announced presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is not regarded as having much of a shot at the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. For one thing, Huckabee carries a ...
Troutfishing 05/05/2015 9
America, look in the mirror, your children are starving
I’m in a rage right now. Washington is not playing political games. They are destroying our country and our people. America is a world leader in child hunger, poverty, and homelessness. We are ...
StewartAcuff 05/05/2015 40
Top Comments: Non-Christian Christians
For decades now whenever I see intolerance, bigotry, hypocrisy, homophobia or the like it's almost certainly coming from someone who claims to be a "good, God fearing Christian". From the haters ...
Puddytat 05/04/2015 106
GEO Corp Holds Annual Shareholders' Meeting; Dream Defenders Show Up
On Wednesday, the 29th of April, GEO Corporation held its annual shareholders' meeting in Boca Raton, Florida. A little back story: GEO Corporation, if you don't know, is the largest prison for ...
nancyjones 05/04/2015 25
Meditation-Inspired Activism
It is completely counter-intuitive to turn in to suffering. In fact, most people spend their entire lives trying to aim for pleasure and avoid suffering. The problem with that strategy is that ...
Ooooh 05/04/2015 49
The two sides of religious persecution
This post is aimed mainly at Americans. Religious persecution has two sides: the persecuted, and the persecutor. You are the persecuted if you are being hassled for, or prevented from, ...
Lori Renee Fye 05/04/2015 40
Religious Freedom for all- is it really for all?
Have you heard about the new fangled cry for "Religious Freedom"? Has it penetrated your psyche as it seems to have penetrated the right wing conservative mass? Religious freedom, that's a GOOD ...
Paenumbra 05/04/2015 7
Satanists in Missouri argue that abortion 'waiting periods' violate their religious beliefs
The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings It's hard to figuratively pick up the newspaper these without seeing something concerning ...
Walter Einenkel 05/04/2015 87
This Should Be Interesting
I have Reid home from the hospital. The foot doesn't look as bad as I feared it would. He doesn't appear to be in pain and is glad to be home. Because of the long narrow shape of his foot I don't ...
michelewln 05/04/2015 6
Street Prophets Coffee Hour: Hard Boiled Eggs
This is an Open Thread / Coffee Hour and all topics of conversation are welcome. Today's suggested topic Hard Boiled Eggs . What is for ...
linkage 05/04/2015 21
The Satanic Temple seeks to bypass anti-abortion legislation through religious exemption
The Satanic Temple begins legal aid fund to offer exemptions against, and actively challenge, arbitrary, insulting, and outright harmful anti-abortion legislation. The Satanic Temple (TST), ...
Doug Mesner 05/04/2015 49
UPDATE X 2: URGENT! Fellow Kossack Needs a Little More Help
Please keep tipping and recommending so as many people as possible will see this diary! We only have a day to accomplish our goal. THANK YOU! Due to a situation far beyond our control, the Derby ...
Most Awesome Nana 05/04/2015 119
Governmental restrictions on abortions violate a woman’s religious freedom.
Progressives have been on the defensive when talking about a women’s right to make choices about continuing pregnancies and family planning. In addition, social conservatives have been successful ...
dgrhoads 05/04/2015 11
How I Create a Recipe: Street Prophets Sunday All Day Brunch
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. Today we are having Archer Farms Chai Spice ...
michelewln 05/03/2015 9
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 ...
davehouck 05/03/2015 10
9 Reasons Most Conservatives Are Not 'Christian'
Almost every day on Facebook, Twitter, or some other social media, I see a conservative ranting away with how the Republican Party is the party of, ahem, “good Christian values” Often ...
Jerry Nelson 05/03/2015 250
This Week in the War on Women
The big news: Nigerian army [http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/28/us-nigeria-violence-rescue-idUSKBN0NJ2FK20150428?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=twitter rescued 293 women and girls] ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 05/02/2015 22
What Bernie's campaign means to me from a systems perspective
I have said many times that we will never change the system through the electoral process. Now Bernie sanders seems to be contradicting me. But is he? Let's pretend that Bernie wins the ...
don mikulecky 05/02/2015 16
My Brother Reid is in the Hospital (EDITED)
This will be rather short as it has been the day from hell. Reid started feeling bad this afternoon. I dealt with diarrhea and vomiting. His blood sugar plummeted and he went into seizures. The ...
michelewln 05/02/2015 49
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
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 144
President Obama on Baltimore
Worth reading in its entirety: First, obviously, our thoughts continue to be with the family of Freddie Gray. Understandably, they want answers. And DOJ has opened an investigation. It is working ...
TomP 04/28/2015 92
Emulate @BarackObama: release your #climate anger
As part of President Barak Obama's speech at the White House Correspondent's dinner , as part of his speech, the President introduced his anger translator who expressed -- forcefully -- ...
A Siegel 04/26/2015 31

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