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Whistling Past Marcel's at Midnight
Just to catch a whiff of some damn fine cuisine as we wait for the other shoe to drop and maybe catch a whiff of what the Ubers and Filthys* are up to. We're up late Jibbering our Jabber about ...
winkk 05/03/2015 2
Taxing Exertions
I like almost everything about the fitness center at University. I like the stylish two-story building: something like an Art Moderne airplane hangar. I like the stupendous view of the bay from the ...
Robert Dobbs 05/03/2015 2
Ayn Randed Part 4: Substance Abuse
During the short space in my early 20s when I took Ayn Rand's philosophy seriously, it occurred to me more than once that perhaps I found it appealing because I could understand it. Kant? No, I can't,
DaveElder 05/03/2015 5
Smith Trustees: Transgender women are women
The Smith College board of trustees has voted to accept that transgender women are women. The shift to a self-identification admissions policy at the women’s college in Northampton goes into ...
rserven 05/03/2015 21
S&PS Kos - Take the Initiative with Yoram Bauman
It's time for a get together, catch up with each other, have a drink, eat some good food and be entertained. Where: Pyramid Alehouse, Brewery and Restaurant 1201 First Ave S. (...
John Crapper 05/03/2015 5
Science Talks with the Taliban
Afghan government and Taliban officials have been talking in Qatar. Neither side now denies that this talking is going on. Afghan government officials and Taliban militants began two days of ...
Garrett 05/03/2015 8
Religious Right Outraged Over CBS Correctly Calling FRC An SPLC Designated Anti-Gay Hate Group
Last Sunday, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council was on Face The Nation to discuss marriage equality. Prior to beginning the discussion/interview, Bob Scheiffer mentioned that CBS had ...
librarisingnsf 05/03/2015 57
That 2012 Bernie Sanders Speech That Could Help Him Win In 2016
"You know, I, for the love of me, I cannot understand why people who have billions of dollars are compulsively driven for more and how many people have got to die because they don't go to a doctor,
Leslie Salzillo 05/03/2015 30
US Auto Industry Digs Itself Back Into the Same Hole
Talk about a flat learning curve - the US auto industry was bailed out back in 2009 as part of the TARP stimulus package for the banking and auto industry, but they're right back to the same ...
campskunk2 05/03/2015 131
Bernie, Hillary and the really really important future for our children, grandchildren....
Here's the thing. I love Bernie and have been supporting him for some time. But just because I love Bernie, will support/work for and vote for him does not mean I have to trash Hillary. This is ...
Jjc2006 05/03/2015 20
Voices of May Day: How Emma Goldman, at Age 18, Became an Activist
Haymarket Tragedy Note: This is not presented as a general overview of May Day history and the Haymarket Martyrs. For a general overview, please ...
ZhenRen 05/03/2015 23
Yes it's Sunday and once again...
time for the dizzy monster to eat dark holes in the spirit world' On this blessed, gettin' up Sunday morning I would like to talk about faith and the power of GOD...God...god! (think Echo...echo.
thepanamarick 05/03/2015 2
Conversation in a Rural Midwest Barbershop
I live in the rural Midwest. Agriculture is the dominant activity, and most folks live in small towns. In many respects, it is a good place to live. People are mostly decent and hard working. ...
pikachu 05/03/2015 42
4 ShelterBoxes and 525 towards 5th and Matching funds still not exhausted!
There are still matching funds available!!!!! Donate here! https://35409.thankyou4caring.org/pages/donation-page----nepal-earthquake Can print the donation form here https://35409.thankyou4caring....
TexMex 05/03/2015 17
The Inoculation Project 5/3/2015: Physics in Baltimore
Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
belinda ridgewood 05/03/2015 28
The Daily Bucket: Oyster Spraying, NW Coast Doings, and Pileated Woodpecker
Seeing no Daily Bucket and itching to post more links I see in my online neighborhood of the NW Coast..here tis. As usual, haha, you don't need my permission to use this as an open thread ...
KenBee 05/03/2015 75
I ♥ Democratic Socialism: Under cover at the "cleanest country music show on earth"
I keep a close watch on this heart of mine I keep my eyes wide open all the time I keep the ends out for the tie that binds Because you're mine, I walk the line I Walk the Line , by Johnny Cash ...
Galtisalie 05/03/2015 22
Dawn Chorus - Gull ID for fun and profit.
Okay, actually, no profit to be made from gull ID as far as I know. But if it's possible to tilt the meter from pure aggravation toward fun, that would be something. I've been trying to work on ...
lineatus 05/03/2015 36
March that will make MAY DAY
On this day in Labor History the year was 1886. A little after three o’clock on that Monday, in Chicago, radical labor activist and newspaper man August Spies climbed onto a box car to give a ...
The Rick Smith Show 05/03/2015 1
Mom Brings Gun to Daughter's Brawl With Girl over a Boy
They say a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun. Apparently that doesn't apply to women. . . . A Texas (where else) teenager (fourteen) showed up behind Pasadena High School for a ...
Village Vet 05/03/2015 46
Midnight at The Oasis
The Saturday Night Round Table - aka Wink and RG's Lonely Hearts Club Jam - is on! We're talkin' TeaBagger dip$h!ttery, Movies, Pop Culture and some News and Politics du jour. Join the convo at 417-
winkk 05/02/2015 1
What's the deal with Arizona education officials and websites? Please proceed
If it weren’t for his racist and asinine blog posts, former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal would likely be sitting in the same office today. Although the former ...
Mother Mags 05/02/2015 4
Research Rewind: Forward, Boy Commandos!
The end is near. By this I mean that I'm entering the home stretch of this year's six week long experiment in reprinting old diaries as I lurch grimly toward Kalamazoo. The paper is partially done,
Ellid 05/02/2015 23
Maryland - Truth & Reconcilliation
Baltimore - Washington - 2015 Born and raised in Maryland in the 1940s and 50s, I've spent the last half-decade settling family affairs in Prince Georges County between Baltimore and Washington DC. ...
HalFonts 05/02/2015 12
R.I.P. A Garden Grew in Oakland Today.
Oscar Grant Plaza filled Saturday afternoon with a couple hundred people come to the first #BlackSpring event in Oakland. The organizers came up with a great idea, an its already spread across the ...
jpmassar 05/02/2015 9
8-Year Old Creates Stunning Victory For Gender Equality
Congratulations to Els, from North London, for her astounding accomplishment. The 8-year old managed to convince a mega book publisher to stop marketing books that are titled 'for boys' and '...
Leslie Salzillo 05/02/2015 21
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
This week in the war on workers: Death on the job
This week, in honor of Workers Memorial Day, the AFL-CIO released its Death on the Job report. Some facts: In ...
Laura Clawson 05/02/2015 9
Jabberwocky
(By Lewis Carroll) `Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. "Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws ...
elfling 05/02/2015 82
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 137
The Daily Bucket: Plant/Herptile Interactions
- Curious about something you saw while walking in the woods? Spot the coolest bug ever? The prettiest flower and butterfly? Stumble on a rock and found a fossil? Or was it? This is the place ...
matching mole 05/02/2015 45
The Easter Rising, 1916, Part I
On Easter Monday morning, April 24, 1916, hundreds of men and women arrived at Liberty Hall, Dublin, many by bicycle, ready to fight for their independence from England. They came from the Irish ...
Emmet 05/02/2015 9
Lower the Voting Age
On March 23, 1971, the 26th Amendment was passed, lowering the national voting age from 21 to 18. It came about as a response to the fact that young people could be drafted but couldn't vote. Today, ...
Couchsachraga 05/02/2015 26
You Can't Read That!
You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news roundups. YCRT! Banned Book News I linked to an earlier story on this in a previous YCRT! diary, but here's more ...
pwoodford 05/02/2015 6
Obama touts education programs in weekly address
In a global economy, we’ve got to help ensure that everyone, of every age, in every zip code—urban and rural—has the chance to learn the skills that lead directly to a good job. President ...
Laura Clawson 05/02/2015 35
Shocking Facts for Anti-Blacks
Has anyone visited the comment section of an MSN news story, which involved police brutality of blacks, or just blacks? If you have, you probably noticed an ill feeling in your gut as you read the ...
TheLovingThinkingFighter 05/02/2015 73
We Are People for Bernie
Right after Bernie Sanders announced his intention to run, grassroots supporters from the occupy, labor, environmental and socialist movements published an open letter endorsing his candidacy . ...
clenchner 05/02/2015 48
From the Bedroom to the Streets
On this day in Labor History the year was 1968. That was the day the administration shut down the Paris University at Naterre. Student protests at the school had begun weeks before around the ...
The Rick Smith Show 05/02/2015 1
IAN: Saturday, May 2, 2015, Phases of the Moon, Part 3, The Full Flower Moon
Photo Credit: NASA Today, I hope to entertain you and include some sciencey stuff. Because astrology is both art and science.
Siris 05/01/2015 30
Smoking, Science and Racy Pictures of My Grandmother
This is my grandmother in the hospital. She is smoking. She is talking to my mother, who is smoking, in the hospital. Did I mention ...
earthyrobot 05/01/2015 23
How To Read A Seismic Hazard Map
Now that the USGS has preliminary come up with a way to quantify the short term hazard of potentially induced earthquakes it’s important to know what these maps are and mean.
terrypinder 05/01/2015 27
Books Go Boom!   Dai Sijie's 'Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress'
This book review is slightly long - but I crammed it full of thought, feeling, experience and imagination. Then I lovingly planished the prose until it flowed smoothly. This diary has sandpipers vs.
Brecht 05/01/2015 64
From Oakland to Baltimore. Labor & Community Against Police Terror on May Day.
A simple tweetpic essay. from the 510 to the 410 pic.twitter.com/3EhcbjcnWw — m4rg1n4L (@marg1nal) May 1, 2015 Putting the final touches on chalk art at Oscar Grant Plaza before the march ...
jpmassar 05/01/2015 6
Hallmark jerks tears for Mother's Day
Hallmark has a new campaign for Mother's Day, #PutYourHeartToPaper Alex, a transgender man, begins with this: My mom is the most light, bright, positive person I have ever met in my life, and that'...
rserven 05/01/2015 12
Too many politicians are followers (Mojo Friday post game show)
Welcome to the May 1, 2015 Post Game Show for Mojo Friday! Today, TexDem asks if you are a Leader or a Manager? Ask that question of our politicians ... at the local, state and national ...
bjedward 05/01/2015 11
Maggie Gallagher Pens Letter To Justice Anthony Kennedy Regarding Marriage Equality
Maggie Gallagher has penned a letter to Justice Kennedy and it is published in the National Review . In it she states four reasons she believes that Justice Kennedy should affirm the Sixth Circuit'...
librarisingnsf 05/01/2015 25
Fire in Chernobyl Contaminated Zone
RT RT and The Ecologist report that a huge forest fire near the abandoned contaminated zone around the Chernobyl disaster site in northern Ukraine is releasing plutonium as well as cesium and ...
Joieau 05/01/2015 14
OMG ShelterBox it's almost 1:00 Eastern Standard time!!!
See my previous diary!
TexMex 05/01/2015 5
GFHC open thread: at a certain place and time.....(photo diary)
One of the fun aspects of genealogy for me has been tracking down places my ancestors lived. On my father's side of the family, I've been to most of the places which are still extant where ancestors ...
mayim 05/01/2015 8
Talk Radio Live at 11 Becuz... Fri. News Dump
Arliss Bunny and OllieGarkey join us this hour for our Fri. News Dump and Recycle Center. Click Here to Join our Live Chat 11am to Noon ET to add your 2¢ to the Show convo. Or, Tweet us with your ...
winkk 05/01/2015 1
Mojo Friday - Are You a Leader or a Manager? - Edition
I love finding new quotes that capture the essence of a good leader. I've run across many over the years and they repeat a theme. It's not about them, it's about you. Let me hear from you guys as ...
TexDem 05/01/2015 252
$100,000 matching opportunity for ShelterBox Hammer time!!!!
In my mailbox to ShelterBox Ambassadors .... There is a new huge $100,000 dollar Matching opportunity from the Latika and Rajiv Jain Foundation to match every dollar starting May 1 at 1:00!!!! ...
TexMex 05/01/2015 21
Chairman of Baltimore County Economic Advisory Committee says private equity will not fix problem
Yesterday afternoon, I heard this stunning interview with Anirban Basu, CEO of Sage Policy Group and Chairman of the Baltimore County Economic Advisory Committee. In the interview, Mr. Basu said ...
akadjian 05/01/2015 7
Books In My Life: The Lure of Murder
The other day, I was perusing our Netflix watchlist for movies to stream as well as the Recently Watched list and then all the Because You Watched This, You Might Like This suggestions, and I turned ...
Phoebe Loosinhouse 05/01/2015 9
Missed the K.C. Kos MeetUp?
Arliss Bunny aka bunnygirl60 attended the K.C. event and gives us the rundown. Kudos to Diva, MB and tmservo433 aka Chris Reeves for getting this project up and running. For my money this is the ...
winkk 04/30/2015 7
Write On! Cheez-Its and Genre
Hello, writers. Write On! has returned now to the 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific timeslot that we had previously. I hope that will be more convenient for the West Coast folks. I mentioned last week ...
SensibleShoes 04/30/2015 108
Data diving at Pew
Apparently Pew Research Center didn't want to be left behind in the transgender race, so Sara Kehaulani Goo dug up a survey from 2013 and spelunked in the data contained therein. The online survey ...
rserven 04/30/2015 14
Boom! 4 ShelterBoxes bought 425 dollars toward box 5
(WLS photos) Donate here... https:
TexMex 04/30/2015 17
Self-publishing 101: How and why to copyright your book
I just received my official copyright notice so I thought I'd take a minute today to talk about copyrighting. The process itself is relatively easy but some of the questions along the way were a ...
akadjian 04/30/2015 18
Talk Radio Live at 11 Becuz... Arliss Bunny
Grab your notebook! Class is in session. bunnygirl60 aka Arliss Bunny joins us at 11:30 ET talking about her take on economics and modern monetary theory that we call Bunnynomics . Click ...
winkk 04/30/2015 1
The Daily Bucket: Wild Florida--The Southern Black Racer
Florida's tropical habitat makes it well-suited for reptiles and a population center for turtles and snakes. Most of our snakes are secretive and nocturnal, and despite their numbers are not often ...
Lenny Flank 04/30/2015 85
Whistling Past Marcel's at Midnight
Just to catch a whiff of some damn fine cuisine as we wait for the other shoe to drop and maybe catch a whiff of what the Ubers and Filthys* are up to. We're up late Jibbering our Jabber about ...
winkk 04/29/2015 1
Bookflurries-Bookchat: Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction
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. There are often ...
cfk 04/29/2015 87
We have bought 2 ShelterBoxes: 300 toward new 500 match.
Donate here! https://35409.thankyou4caring.org/pages/donation-page----nepal-earthquake Hi everyone, Sorry for writing so late but I can't write till I am free from my baby duties. So....... So ...
TexMex 04/29/2015 14
NYT Report on the Continuing War
Last year, President Barack Obama had said that the U.S. war in Afghanistan would be brought to a responsible end. And today, I’d like to update the American people on the way forward in ...
Garrett 04/29/2015 14
"In any place that there's tension with police officers, there's abject poverty."
Chuck Canterbury, President of the Fraternal Order of Police, on NPR yesterday : I think the tensions are there in a lot of areas, and I think there's one common denominator. In any place that ...
akadjian 04/29/2015 12
Coop Goes to Europe Part 1 - Parting Company
Previously that summer of 1973 I had made a note in my journal… I missed the 1968 generation. I came too late. That’s when we were still all together moving in the right direction. Now the ...
leftyparent 04/29/2015 3
2 Shelterboxes bought! 275 towards a new 500 match!
A Response Team volunteer message to donors. ShelterBox Response Team volunteer Becky Maynard has a message for donors and supporters which we're releaseing as she's 30,000 feet in the air flying ...
TexMex 04/28/2015 9
Throwing the Bones of Dreams
There should be voices singing laments, old songs for a new burning time. There should be drums pounding, feet marching, by the hundreds of thousands. Black feet, white feet, ...
Onomastic 04/28/2015 19
How Apple single-handedly lays waste to conservative ideology
kos 04/28/2015 362
A question for Peter Schweizer: If you're against money in politics, what should we do to stop it?
George Stephanopoulos interviewed Peter Schweizer yesterday in advance of his book “Clinton Cash”. He asked some decent questions focused on whether Schweizer has any evidence of criminal ...
akadjian 04/28/2015 20
2 ShelterBoxes! 270 towards a New 500 match!
Well here I am still begging because.... it works! My last diary closes out Shelterbox 2!!!!!!!!!! http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/27/1380689/-Shelterbox-1-and-510-toward-Box-2 Donate here: ...
TexMex 04/27/2015 23
Shelterbox 1 and 785 toward Box 2
Donate here: http://shelterboxusa.org/involved.php?page=113 A message ...
TexMex 04/27/2015 14
Peeling my skin in America - getting down to the root
Thoughts are swirling like Fall leaves on a windy day. But it's Spring in America. A time of rebirth, renewal, of May's green rush after a long winter. Even so, too much of our country remains ...
Onomastic 04/27/2015 43
Park the PARCC: Elyria 5th grader's editorial on Pearson testing
Is a 5th grader smarter than Ohio's PARCC testing initiative ? Ayden Pol won 3rd place in the Lorain County Chronicle-Telegram editorial contest with his aptly titled piece "Park the PARCC".
akadjian 04/27/2015 12
ShelterBox 1: Match met! with 510 dollars towards next box!
Good Morning Daily Kos. Looks like another aftershock hit. 6.7 magnitude. http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/earthquake-aftershock-hits-nepal-and-india-magnitude-6-7-1.3049305 Got an offer to match $500.
TexMex 04/26/2015 53
ShelterBox Diary: Team getting ready for Nepal!
The diary on the earthquake is here by bevenroDEUX. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/25/1380209/-Breaking-7-9-Earthquake-in-Nepal ShelterBox is getting ready to go to India. Lots of ...
TexMex 04/25/2015 47
Kitchen Table Kibitzing, 4/24/15
Sara R 04/24/2015 65
Fox 10 Phoenix and Transgender
This is going to be short and kind-of self-serving, but one isn't always featured in a five-minute segment in the 12th-largest media market in the US, so...
julimyers 04/24/2015 6
I. Want my. Robots.
Isaac Asimov promised me a robot that would obey the 3 laws of robotics. Many other promises were made.
akadjian 04/23/2015 42
Moral Surrender and Torture
FBI Director James Comey looks at the Holocaust, and our capacity for evil and moral surrender. The Holocaust was, as I said, the most horrific display in world history of inhumanity. But it was ...
Garrett 04/20/2015 30
Why we have an inheritance tax
The House of Representatives recently voted to eliminate the estate tax . Because of the recent vote, the topic may come up in conversations with people you know. This is an easy case to “win” ...
akadjian 04/20/2015 104

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