Neighborhood Highlight: Good issues occur while you least anticipate them

A friend’s bait-and-switch experience in military recruitment motivates left over ask for advice and a solicitor’s letter. The update of the story illustrates the camaraderie of the Daily Kos Community: “Thanks to everyone who contributed. I will not forget that you were there for this boy when I asked for help. I felt pretty hopeless. Good things happen when you least expect them. ”

Rise above the swamps history tells how she struggled to fulfill a family tradition that Grandma Ada in a. described comment to Cheers and cheers: “I buried an ancestor in the Methodist Cemetery in East Jewett, New York,” wrote Grandma Ada. “Our family has a tradition that if we are anywhere near, we should go there and take a picture of ourselves at his grave.”

In response, Rise saw an opportunity over the swamp and offered to help. “East Jewett is only 72 miles from me! Send me a selfie and I’ll put it on the grave and take a picture for you! ”In fact, Rise shared a photo of Grandma Ada’s selfie taped to an old shovel handle that was next to her ancestral tombstone.

We can be just as thoughtful of disagreements as when the community quickly calculated a Rah-Rah cryptocurrency Story, with only eight recordings with 211 comments. However, the criticism attacked the concept, not the author. G2Geeks comment sums up the answer: “Progressive patriots pay our taxes (the price of civilization), as opposed to Shitcoin-using tax fraudsters who dump the rest of us.”

When Glen the Plumber and his daughter conquered a desert in the eastern Sierra Excursion to a creepy cemetery they also discovered a creepy clown motel. And like friends, they shared their road trip saga in Kitchen Table Kibitzing, a story that quickly became too popular to need a rescue.

“When planning our last trip to explore the Eastern Sierras, I noticed that Clown Motel (Tonopah, NV) was only a few hours off our planned route. My little one has always watched ghost hunter shows on YouTube. So I added a day to our trip to explore the desert and spend a night at the motel … My little one had to play the part. You’d think she brought these clothes, which are inspired by the clown theme, but that’s actually an outfit that she normally wears. ”You can see the photo above (daughter is on the right).

Finally, ColoTim, in his weekly newspaper collect for Colorado residents, reflected a common problem people face in the western states – vegetation is extremely dry and we fear the high risk of wildfires this summer. Xerorest comment stands for our grief over past forest fires, but also for present worries: “Today 94 degrees again. No rain for two weeks. Scary orange sun. I can’t see the mountains for the smoke. As last year.”

Community interactions around forest fires, a topic that caught my attention this week, provided an unexpected respite. They reminded me that the world shares these inevitable realities, not just the American West, as fires burn in Siberia and the Amazon as well, and our western fires are smoking the eastern US alone; for a while I thought abstractly about fire instead of mentally inventorying the flaming flora and fauna of my home.

Encountering this little community exchange while scrolling through Daily Kos as a break from my wildfire mesmerism brought me some of my “good” moments this week, but most of them weren’t something I wasn’t expecting. I searched Daily Kos because I was sure that in the midst of the drumbeat of terrible news I would find happy stories and thoughtful conversations … and you haven’t let me down.


This week’s rescued stories dealt with serious issues – the coronavirus, corporate reform, cannabis legalization dilemmas, and voting rights – while two stories provide a break from pressing concerns. I encourage you to click through and read everything you missed.

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Visit to the emergency room for less than $ 150 by Chaplain M (2016-37-4)

A short but very informative firsthand report on the good medical care in Slovakia, including the surprisingly low bill compared to the US

The Carbonara Story, or Why I Owe OneRedShoe a Pot of Delicious Geoduck Chowder by Twins13 (2007-81-17)

The twists and turns involved in preparing a special meal on a budget as a treat for your loved one will end up being the treat, not the meal itself. Almost anything that could go wrong did, but the result was still a treat, even if it was inedible.

Bring the struggle for voters’ rights in Texas to the door with the staff of Democratic MPs by Bored with snow (2005-56-3?)

Hope Springs From Field PAC is a grassroots, door-to-door campaign to raise awareness that Democrats care about our voters and work to protect their rights, most recently in Texas. By notifying voters of their visits via robocalls, this team of campaigners found they found more open doors and had more conversations.

California’s marijuana legalization didn’t quite go according to plan by The orchid (2005-185-?)

Contrary to intuition, illegal large-scale growers are thriving with the legalization of cannabis in the state, from the Mojave Desert in the southeast to the Emerald Triangle in the northwest, creating more problems. “An important reason are the reduced penalties prescribed in Proposition 64 and the relatively lax enforcement.”

Failed leaders by 1320 feet (2019-1-1)

What do black spruce and the modern GOP have in common? Aside from the fact that they are both highly flammable, each produces a huge amount of failed leaders. Follow the link and you will have a new term in your head: “Trump Sticks”.

How dangerous is COVID-19? A worst-case analysis from Taiwan by Iron turtle (2020-386-2 +)

While Taiwan initially strictly managed COVID-19, cases have risen in recent weeks. With less than 2% of the population vaccinated, the virus spread quickly and offers a sobering look at how quickly the situation can change. This regular series on the coronavirus continues with an in-depth, fascinating case study.

Essay: Trade Unions and Corporate Reform by DrBobOpEd (2020-58-?)

This vision for corporate reform includes enforcing existing laws to prevent situations like “Amazon’s bold new experiment in monopoly by trying to control as many supply chains as possible.” The reform includes not only workers’ right to organize, but also safeguards that can help prevent the ongoing escalation of inequality.

The Daily Bucket: seagull and baby seal season by OceanDiver (2012-713-?)

It is high season for seals in the Salish Sea. When the sea lions are in their breeding grounds, the focus is on the seals, along with a wide variety of seagulls.

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