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Walking on Eggshells - An experimental week of listening
The Daily Kos group blog Walking on Eggshells is an experimental laboratory for learning to bear witness without judgment, blame or shame. Each diary will serve as an experimental Listening space to ...
LilithGardener 06/14/2014 45 14 1 -
Violence in our Vernacular - Do you notice when you use it to shift the emotional tone?
We all tend to judge our own speech placing high priority on our own intentions. In contrast it's so easy to judge others' speech placing higher priority on the outcome, however we perceive it. What ...
LilithGardener 06/13/2014 114 29 - -
No one wins in a barroom brawl. Which role did you play?
In the Daily Kos Fight Threads™ how do you feel when things get out of hand? When it's degenerating into a a pie fight with "the other side" (however you define it)? If you stayed out of Fight ...
LilithGardener 06/12/2014 98 15 - -
Operational Overload aka Shell Shock
In a sketch on Euphemisms, George Carlin mocks the way that language has changed, “squeezing all the humanity” out of a term that needs to describe a state of extreme pain and distress. “Shell ...
LilithGardener 06/12/2014 16 15 1 -
Walking on Eggshells? How it Happens
"When I feel that I have to walk on eggshells in a diary it is a sign something is wrong. Sometimes one has to say exactly how one feels and it is also sometimes necessary for those hearing these ...
LilithGardener 06/11/2014 57 34 1 -
Stop. Tune in. What's really going on? No, not the other guy. What's going on with you?
The seed for this diary mini-series found its fertile ground after a few of us read a diary that included this elegant statement of the problem. We've decided to call this our Listening series. This ...
LilithGardener 06/09/2014 34 19 - -
"Us and Them" (Updated)
The seed for a conversation found its fertile ground after a few of us read a diary that included an elegant statement of the problem. "When I feel that I have to walk on eggshells in a diary it is ...
LilithGardener 06/08/2014 59 28 - -
Relax, I need some information first.
The seed for this diary found its fertile ground after a few of us read a diary that included this elegant statement of the problem. "When I feel that I have to walk on eggshells in a diary it is a ...
LilithGardener 06/07/2014 193 65 - -
Vernacular and Euphemisms - Get Out! Trigger warning? STFU!
Each of the terms in the title are words in the modern lexicon of dialogue. They mean something in context that is different than the literal meaning of the words. They are short-hand forms of ...
LilithGardener 05/31/2014 126 67 4 -
Put Vets Ahead of Jets! UPDATED
This is a call to action diary. It is dedicated to HoundDog. The Pentagon Budget - 22 Veterans Commit Suicide Every Day HoundDog has chased down an important story this weekend, about the ...
LilithGardener 05/24/2014 25 25 - -
NRA Propaganda at "the Daily Kos"
Over the past few days a new Kossack posted two diaries using genuine concerns about elections and gun safety as cover to push false memes and promote the NRA, here and here . We can use these ...
LilithGardener 05/19/2014 409 367 22 -
DC gun laws upheld in Federal Court
NEWSWIRE “The people of this city, acting through their elected representatives, have sought to combat gun violence and promote public safety. The court finds that they have done so in a ...
LilithGardener 05/16/2014 35 33 1 -
"It was like a mock execution"
Jennifer Longdon - A Progressive Activist What you'll see in the video: Jennifer Longdon is featured, in a wheelchair in her kitchen and her living room. She recounts the shooting that killed ...
LilithGardener 05/15/2014 56 81 - -
Stochastic Terrorism: Triggering the Shooters
Stochastic terrorism is the use of mass communications to stir up random lone wolves to carry out violent or terrorist acts that are statistically predictable but individually unpredictable. - ...
LilithGardener 05/15/2014 215 99 7 -
"Happy Mother's Day" threat from Florida gun instructor
A threatening "Mother's Day" video aimed at women calling for gun. reforms What you’ll see in the video: A man at a firing range looks at the camera, shows the pistol in his hand, saying, “...
LilithGardener 05/15/2014 136 85 2 -
Constitutional Accountability Center - The Constitution at a Crossroads
Reading Room - District of Columbia v Heller and McDonald v City of Chicago may be correctly decided, or not. I'm really not sure. That's above my paygrade. Either way, they are the current law of ...
LilithGardener 05/13/2014 14 13 - -
The Claim: Carrying a gun in public is like being black or holding your gay partner's hand
Seriously? Here's the claim:* If people feel afraid when they see an openly carried gun in public, that's the same as people fearing a black man or a gay couple holding hands. That claim was made ...
LilithGardener 05/09/2014 112 45 - -
Deleted Diary - Warning: Offensive Comment Threads
Fri May 09, 2014 at 5:37 PM PT : This diary was hijacked by Kossacks who wanted more than anything to talk about open carry, even though the diary was on a completely different subject. They ...
LilithGardener 05/08/2014 231 21 1 -
SCOTUS Denies Gun Rights Appeal - National Implications
Sometimes a dog that doesn't bark bears important news. Drake v. Jerejian offered the Supreme Court its fourth opportunity in a year to decide whether states must allow civilians to carry handguns ...
LilithGardener 05/05/2014 68 100 2 -
SCOTUS decision on whether to accept Drake v Jerejian gun rights appeal, postponed again
Firearms Law and Policy Newswire - John Drake runs an ATM service business. When he carries around cash, he'd also like to carry a handgun. Finley Fenton is a reserve sheriff's deputy who wants to ...
LilithGardener 04/30/2014 19 8 - -
NY State Police guide amended to ignore 7-round ammunition limit
Firearms Law and Policy Newswire - The 7-round limit of the NYSafe Act was struck down in Federal Court on December 31, 2013. This diary is a brief report that the NY State Police will suspended ...
LilithGardener 04/24/2014 21 9 - -
Ugly rhetoric at NYSafe Act protest rallies is hurting pro-gun cause
Firearms Law and Policy Newswire - This diary is a brief report on the growing internal division among gun rights groups. The NRA affiliate in New York state has decided to stop participating in ...
LilithGardener 04/23/2014 48 29 - -
Connecticut's Individual Right to Arms - 190 Years Before Heller
There is no ambiguity in Connecticut's constitutional right to armed self-defense. The right is explicitly stated as an individual right rather than a collective right. It has no connection to ...
LilithGardener 04/18/2014 59 15 1 -
I'm new here and I'm staying: Why? Because America is afraid and we can't go it alone...
Together with a few other visionary souls in pain about our national gun violence problem, I began a labor of love. Last fall right around Labor Day that effort morphed into the birth of a new Daily ...
LilithGardener 03/12/2014 58 33 - -
Former Prosecutor Holly Hughes on Institutional Racism: Let’s flip this
The racism evident in Florida's Stand Your Ground law seems obvious to some of us; " homicides involving white shooters and black victims are 11 times more likely to be deemed "justifiable" than ...
LilithGardener 02/23/2014 52 24 2 -
Challenging WHITE Privilege: A Community Conversation February 27 at Brown University
This diary is an event announcement brought to you via RIFuture.org . Challenging WHITE Privilege: A Community Conversation Rites and Reason Theater Churchill House 155 ...
LilithGardener 02/22/2014 5 11 - -
Emerging Trend in Gun Legislation? Rolling back "Stand Your Ground" Laws (Updated)
The Law Center for Prevention of Gun Violence reports that several Southern states have introduced legislation to amend their ALEC boilerplate "Castle Doctrine" laws, aka Stand Your Ground laws. ...
LilithGardener 02/18/2014 45 31 - -
Michael Dunn's Defense Did Invoke "Stand Your Ground"
There seems to be a lot of confused reporting asserting that the killings of Jordon Davis and Trayvon Martin have nothing to do with Florida's Stand Your Ground Law. This diary is a rebuttal to ...
LilithGardener 02/16/2014 161 54 2 -
"I wasn't quite expecting what we discovered" - Firearms Law and Policy
This diary is an invitation to have a frank talk about risk. Local risk. The kinds of daily risk you face where you live as you come and go from work, errands and social engagements. It's about the ...
LilithGardener 01/26/2014 111 23 - -
Firearms Law & Police Open Thread - Will Universal Background Checks Make Us Safer?
At least one gun owner from Pennsylvania thinks so. Larry Glick, former executive director of the National Tactical Officers Association, explains why universal background checks will help keep ...
LilithGardener 01/22/2014 143 15 - -
Background Check 101: What is a Straw Buyer?
Oral arguments in Abramski v US will be heard by the Supreme Court this coming Wednesday, January 22nd. The case is challenging a very important part of federal gun law that prohibits people from ...
LilithGardener 01/17/2014 52 12 - -
What is this lawsuit really about? NYSAFE Act Part III - Updated w/ poll
This diary is part of a tutorial series breaking down my lay person's approach to reading judicial opinions. We are reading the first federal court review of the New York Secure Ammunition and ...
LilithGardener 01/14/2014 18 7 - -
Firearms Law & Policy Open Thread - Should heirloom guns be exempt from a criminal background check?
In this diary we consider one of the permanent provisions of the Brady Act in a special context - when family heirloom guns are transferred to the next generation, to someone who lives in another ...
LilithGardener 01/12/2014 77 20 - -
"The Court ruled against us on guns" Lead plaintiff challenging NYSAFE Act - Firearms Law and Policy
LilithGardener 01/08/2014 34 6 - -
Congress got it done in just 7 days!
When Congress wants to pass a gun law they really do know how to do it. And when they want to get something done, they can pass a stand alone gun bill into law in just one week. On December 2, ...
LilithGardener 01/07/2014 23 20 - -
Firearms Law and Policy Open Thread - Did you get gun for Christmas?
In this diary we consider one of the permanent provisions of the Brady Act in a seasonal context – guns given as Christmas presents to someone who lives in another state. Justice is blindfolded, ...
LilithGardener 01/05/2014 51 19 - -
Sam and Sarah: A Love Story
--- For BadKitties, because Tommy reminded me of Sam and Sarah ---- Seven inches of fresh snow and BadKitties ' diary Tommy: A Love Story inspired a stroll down memory lane. It was love at first ...
LilithGardener 01/03/2014 16 21 - -
Firearms Law & Policy - Open Thread - January 1, 2014 - NYSafe Act Decision
LilithGardener 01/01/2014 52 15 - -
Dreaming of a White Christmas
And now, for something completely different. Dreaming of a White Christmas If the temperature drops just a little more than expected New York City might have a white Christmas eve. Fairly often ...
LilithGardener 12/23/2013 23 8 - -
Firearms Law and Policy - Restrictive Gun Laws (Part III) - Gun Registration in Washington DC
This diary is part of a series about gun law and policy in Washington D.C., which has arguably the most strict gun laws in the nation. Buying a gun in Washington DC begins with obtaining a ...
LilithGardener 12/22/2013 7 10 - -
Firearms Law and Policy - After a gun goes missing when does it become a law enforcement matter?
Unsecured firearms increase private and public risks of injury and death. Children may find them and shoot themselves or their siblings, (see Daniel Case 's diaries, here , and here , ...
LilithGardener 12/18/2013 101 14 - -
Firearms Law and Policy Open Thread - To Hell with the Second Amendment! Really?
Lady Justice Expressing Her RKBA If you can overlook this intentionally inflammatory title, the diary contains a detailed list of policy proposals that are worth at least a run through. For people ...
LilithGardener 12/15/2013 52 10 - -
Firearms Law and Policy - Purchase a Gun? How Long is the Wait? And Why?
Laws imposing waiting periods require that a specified number of days elapse between the time a firearm is purchased and it is physically transferred to the purchaser. […] There is no federal ...
LilithGardener 12/11/2013 124 13 - -
Firearms Law and Policy - Weapons in Case of Confrontation - Youth and young adults at Risk
Even for adults with training and experience, it is incredibly easy to escalate a situation and cross the line from self defense into fighting. Even if self defense is justified, using a gun bullet ...
LilithGardener 12/08/2013 62 16 - -
Transcript of Oral Arguments at SCOTUS in Rosemond v. US
This diary is a companion diary for TRPChicago's Is Rosemond Done For or Will He Get a New Trial? which will publish on Thursday evening at 8:30 PM Eastern.
LilithGardener 12/05/2013 13 2 - -
Firearms Law and Policy - Restrictive Gun Laws (Part II) - A Liberal Buys a Gun in DC
Washington Post reporter Chris Davenport was asked by his editor to buy a gun. Follow Davenport's journey as he navigates the practical and moral issues of purchasing and owning a handgun in D.C.
LilithGardener 12/04/2013 83 24 - -
Firearms Law and Policy - Do consumers have standing to challenge laws regulating gun sales?
United States Supreme Court building at dawn In Lane v Holder three gun owners have appealed to the Supreme Court to answer this question. Do consumers have standing to challenge the ...
LilithGardener 11/24/2013 72 18 - -
Firearms Law and Policy Frank Talk About Risk - "I can't own a gun"
We each have our own tolerance for risk and we all make numerous risk/reward decisions every single day. In this diary AndyT will join us to discuss his very touching personal diary in which he ...
LilithGardener 11/21/2013 123 24 - -
Firearms Law and Policy Open Thread - Some thoughts on Guns and Suicide - Sunday November 17, 2013
Effective suicide prevention should focus not only on a patient's psychological condition but also on the availability of lethal means — which can make the difference between life and death. [...
LilithGardener 11/17/2013 42 9 - -
Firearms Law and Policy Open Thread - The bearer of arms must also be ready Sunday Nov. 10, 2013
Having a gun is not sufficient - the bearer of arms must be ready Justice Ginsberg articulated what "bear arms" means and Justice Scalia* agreed; the bearer is ready to use the firearms in lawful ...
LilithGardener 11/10/2013 31 11 - -
Firearms Law and Policy Open Thread - What is a background check anyway? Wednesday Nov. 6, 2013
What the heck is a background check anyway? Justice is Blindfolded - But is that always good? In this Open Thread diary we present a short introduction to one of permanent provisions of the Brady ...
LilithGardener 11/06/2013 74 14 - -
Elyn Saks - MacArthur Genius Award Recipient & Expert in Mental Health Law (Open Thread - Updated)
NOTE: This diary has been significantly expanded to highlight the connection between Elyn Saks's work and issues of medical privacy and discrimination in the context of gun policy and law. The ...
LilithGardener 11/03/2013 50 19 2 -
Stand Your Ground Laws Don't Work for Moms - Sabrina, Lucia and Marissa
For far too long in America moms like Sabrina Fulton, Lucia McBath and Marissa Alexander have had to cross their fingers and pray every time their child walks out the door. The Dream Defenders have ...
LilithGardener 11/01/2013 49 36 - -
Firearms Law & Policy Open Thread "SCOTUS: Second Amendment Protects Individual Rights"
This Open Thread features Adam B's diary on the Heller decision from 2008. It is worth a read, especially if (like me and many others) you only recently became interested in gun law. Supreme Court ...
LilithGardener 10/24/2013 12 6 - -
Concealed Carry Law Petitions SCOTUS - Woollard v. Gallagher (UPDATED)
UPDATE 7:24 PM PT : SCOTUSblog showing denied. Looks like the petition was denied? h/t Mote Dai on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 07:11:44 PM PDT The diary and title have been edited accordingly. ...
LilithGardener 10/15/2013 40 19 - -
Constitutionally protected RKBA, political speech, or public menace? Open Thread w Poll
This is an open thread centered on what carrying guns in public means, in both practical and legal terms. Last week we introduced concealed carry law in our primer on The National Right to Carry ...
LilithGardener 10/11/2013 129 24 2 -
The Meaning of the Second Amendment - Study Hall
Long term readers of Daily Kos have been reading about gun law since at least the spring of 2008 when Heller was argued at the Supreme Court. This diary is the first in our Study Hall series, and is ...
LilithGardener 10/10/2013 45 12 1 -
Another Look at Estimates of Defensive Gun Use (Part VI) - Open Thread
In this open thread Ozy will join us to discuss his diary from January, which focused on four papers, including the 1995 survey of defensive gun use by Gary Kleck and Marc Gertz. To add Ozy's ...
LilithGardener 10/09/2013 57 12 1 -
What is Reciprocity? Introduction to Concealed Carry Weapons Law
To advocate effectively for repeal or passage of firearms legislation we must first know and understand current law and how both are implemented. In this primer we introduce the National Right-to-...
LilithGardener 10/02/2013 243 37 3 -
Dream Defender, Ahmad Abuznaid, Will Deliver Document to United Nations in Geneva
The UN gave Ahmad Abuznaid a scholarship to deliver the document to them in person when the committee will address US compliance with international standards of justice that were ratified by the US ...
LilithGardener 09/27/2013 113 43 - -
"Farewell to Privacy. Hello to Arms." Open Thread w Poll
A frightened fellow or female will happily adopt a policy or a pistol to relieve apprehension. Perhaps, that it why after the events of September 11, 2001, Americans, panicked and the power elite ...
LilithGardener 09/27/2013 48 9 - -
Getting Away with Murder - Unintended Consequences of Florida's Stand-Your-Ground Laws
"Stand Your Ground [law in Florida] essentially makes it legal to shoot one's way out of any situation that feels threatening..." We are going ahead with our coverage of Stand Your Ground laws. ...
LilithGardener 09/23/2013 70 29 - -
Report on Stand Your Ground Laws Highlights Racial Disparities
This diary is part one of a primer series for those who are beginning to think seriously about "Stand Your Ground" laws. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced that a Senate hearing on so-called "...
LilithGardener 09/18/2013 132 38 1 -
"Rethinking Gun Control" (open thread w poll)
Rethinking Gun Control is a reader's digest of the key Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm Related Violence (National Research Council and the ...
LilithGardener 09/16/2013 63 26 - -
Open Thread - WE LOST! "Why Liberals Should Love the Second Amendment" - UPDATED
WE LOST! Yes, we lost the Colorado recall election on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, setting a precedent in Colorado history. John Morse (D) will be replaced by Bernie Herpin (R) and Angela Giron (D) ...
LilithGardener 09/11/2013 196 14 - -
"Trigger Happy" - Priorities for Reducing Gun Violence from United Physicians of Newtown
Greg Dworkin is a pediatric pulmonologist practicing in Danbury and living in Newtown, Connecticut. He is a contributing editor for Daily Kos, and has worked on public health issues with the White ...
LilithGardener 09/10/2013 143 30 - -
OPEN THREAD w Poll – Are Some Rights More Equal Than Others?
Again, it's the dogs that don't hunt bark which require some attention, and in this case it's an argument which the Supreme Court [in January 2013] decided not to hear, implicitly affirming that the ...
LilithGardener 09/07/2013 13 14 - -
OPEN THREAD w Poll – “Weapons in Case of Confrontation”
The Daily Kos Firearms Law and Policy group was founded last month by LilithGardener , OregonOak , Glen the Plumber , ...
LilithGardener 09/06/2013 28 14 - -
Dream Defenders: Ahmir Questlove Thompson talks about hip-hop, his life, and racial profiling
Grammy award-winning musician, DJ, and writer, Ahmir Questlove Thompson ,* sat down with Democracy Now! to talk about his career, his first book, and painful incidents of racial profiling. He ...
LilithGardener 08/28/2013 120 51 1 -
Introducing a new Group: Firearms Law and Policy - Glossary of Resources
We are afraid. How did we come to be so afraid? Consider one Canadian's perspective on our national obsession with the right to bear arms, (h/t Vetwife ). America is Afraid!! Canada Rants! by ...
LilithGardener 08/27/2013 45 35 3 -
Sandy Hook Ride on Washington - March 12 (Day 4) - Meet the Riders
Our mini-blogathon covering the Sandy Hook Ride on Washington continues today as Team 26 completes the last leg of their 400-mile bicycle ride from Newtown, Connecticut to Washington, D. C. ...
LilithGardener 03/12/2013 61 33 - -
Sandy Hook Ride on Washington - March 11 (Day 3) - Meet the Riders
Our mini-blogathon to cover the Sandy Hook Ride on Washington continues today for the third day as Team 26 continues their 400 mile ride. Please heed the call to action in yesterday's wrap up by ...
LilithGardener 03/11/2013 79 51 3 -
ACTION UPDATE - Sandy Hook Ride on Washington - March 10 (Day 2) - Meet the Riders
Our mini-blogathon to cover the Sandy Hook Ride on Washington continues this morning with Sandy Hook Ride on Washington: Day 2! Rally with Team 26 in Parsippany! by Dave in Northridge Team 26 (AKA ...
LilithGardener 03/10/2013 51 56 2 -
UPDATED - Sandy Hook Ride on Washington - March 9 (Day 1) - Meet the Crew
Our mini-blogathon to cover the Sandy Hook Ride on Washington began this morning with Sandy Hook Ride on Washington: the ride begins! Rally with Team 26 in Newtown! by ...
LilithGardener 03/09/2013 65 71 1 -
Background Check 101 - What is a Straw Buyer?
The USA has 100 firearms per 100 people Most of the 300 million firearms in the US start out in the hands of a law abiding gun owner. With ongoing daily shootings and recent mass murders ...
LilithGardener 03/04/2013 27 20 1 -
Red Cross sends a truckload of blankets to Occupy Sandy – NYTimes (UPDATED)
Occupy Sandy Relief started their main hub in the Rockaways with a solar powered generator from Greenpeace. Before long, the National Guard was relying on OccupySandy to distribute food and water. ...
LilithGardener 11/10/2012 34 51 - -
Occupy Sandy Relief - Direct Donation Opportunities
Occupy Sandy Relief stepped up and mobilized relief efforts in partnership with local organizations. If you like to know where your donation money really matters, the organizations listed here are ...
LilithGardener 11/08/2012 2 7 - -
Con Edison not reporting customers who lost power – tells customers to DIY
Many buildings in Midtown and Lower Manhattan that had their electricity restored still have no heat and hot water, because they don't have steam. Con Edison is the company with the most experience ...
LilithGardener 11/07/2012 33 31 - -
Rockaway Needs Us - LIPA Lies to NY1 about customers without power
The Rockaways are evacuating again today because of the Nor'Easter coming through. The temperature dropped below freezing on Monday night, and LIPA (electric power) is lying about how many customers ...
LilithGardener 11/07/2012 13 13 - -
OccupySandy - direct donations through Amazon registry or St. Jacobi Church (UPDATEDx4)
Occupy Sandy’s main hub in the Rockaways began with a solar powered generator from Greenpeace at the YANA community center. Before long, the National Guard was relying on OccupySandy to ...
LilithGardener 11/07/2012 3 7 - -
OccupySandy - direct donations through Amazon registry or St. Jacobi Church (UPDATEDx3)
Occupy Sandy’s main hub in the Rockaways began with a solar powered generator from Greenpeace. Before long, the National Guard was relying on OccupySandy to distribute food and water. DIRECT ...
LilithGardener 11/06/2012 3 11 1 -
OccupySandy - direct donations through Amazon registry or St. Jacobi Church (UPDATEDx2)
Occupy Sandy’s main hub in the Rockaways began with a solar powered generator from Greenpeace. Before long, the National Guard was relying on OccupySandy to distribute food and water. The whole ...
LilithGardener 11/05/2012 6 20 1 -
OccupySandy - direct donations through Amazon registry or St. Jacobi Church (Updated)
Occupy Sandy now has a registry on Amazon.com - You can see for yourself what items are urgently needed and unavailable to people in the affected areas. Some of the items are things that are hard ...
LilithGardener 11/05/2012 22 24 1 -
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