Faith or spirituality, whether or not outlined as a guiding perception, or a philosophy of life, or one thing you are feeling however you simply cannot identify, is one thing everybody shares. Because it explains in its mission assertion, the Road Prophets take “a broad view of faith, and wish to embrace many voices which are sometimes excluded from non secular boards. Through the years, our writers have included pagans, Christians (Protestant and Catholic), Jews, Muslims, atheists, agnostics, and plenty of others.” It’s, has all the time been, and can proceed to be a welcoming nook of Day by day Kos, a spot to search out peace and are available away refreshed.
Michelewln, who has been part of Road Prophets virtually from the start, calls it “an oasis in a world of anger,” and “a respite for these troublesome days.” Ranging from religion and politics—since all religion calls believers to make the world a greater place and politics is the mechanism to make that occur—the Road Prophets Group channels philosophy into motion. Day-after-day, the group posts an open-thread Espresso Hour at round 1p.m. PST; it’s a spot for chatting, with a subject to get issues began. “The Espresso Hour hosts have totally different pursuits,” Ojibwa mentioned, “and their posts replicate this: recipes, artwork, theater, non secular research, museums. Maybe most necessary are the efforts to assist others with the Humpday Help Coffee Hour … Road Prophets is about neighborhood and because of this we attempt to assist one another.”
From the early days of “Little Blue” to at present, regardless of your taste of perception, the Road Prophets Group welcomes everybody to share and to assist. Or simply to speak—that works, too.
This week’s roundup exhibits that racism and its reckoning are very a lot on our collective minds, as 4 of our 10 rescues this week cope with whitewashed historical past and persevering with makes an attempt to repress minority participation in democracy; three others study right-wing extremism, each in authorities and on the street. The query of how white Individuals may help to construct a extra simply, extra equitable, inclusive and honest nation for all can be one which the Day by day Kos Group is discussing proper now.
10 STORIES RESCUED FROM 1P.M. PDT FRIDAY, JULY 9, TO 1 P.M. PDT FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021
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I’m following Besame’s lead from final week in making the blurbs shorter and inspiring you to click on by means of and skim the story. The numbers in parentheses after every creator’s identify point out the yr that member joined Day by day Kos, what number of tales they’ve printed, and what number of we’ve rescued.
What would a accountable authorities do when its residents are dying from a recognized trigger? “Assist them” involves thoughts. What is going to Republicans do when the temperature soars into triple digits? In Arizona, it is a matter of life and demise, however we are able to guess what the GOP will say.
Ulanopo begins a weekly sequence of sport opinions with Century: Golem Version. This tabletop sport is Euro-style, “a method of sport that tends to function much less battle (and fewer interplay general), an absence of participant elimination, much less randomness, and a give attention to buying and selling, negotiation and engine-building”—all expertise we are able to actually use today.
“I’ve by no means needed to wait in a protracted line to vote, definitely not for hours. I’ve by no means had anybody provide me meals or water, most likely as a result of my waits in line have been brief. I’ve by no means solid a vote on Sunday. That’s as a result of I’m not Black,” Stevescoop writes. “Nor have I ever had my voter identification challenged. I don’t even ever recall seeing ‘ballot watchers’ solid their gaze or goal their cameras my approach after I did my democratic and patriotic obligation to take part in our type of authorities.” If white Senators, or white individuals normally, needed to overcome the obstacles put in the best way of minority voters, then would they get it? Would they perceive the urgency of voting rights?
Pwoodford explores the pressurization necessities that permit Richard Branson and his companions go to area of their shirtsleeves as an alternative of pressurized fits, and wonders why industrial airliners cannot fly at a lot decrease altitudes with out passengers going by means of routine ear-popping.
What occurred on Jan. 6 was not a international assault, however one which got here from inside. First-time author Kravox explains how that assault was “the story of us,” and the way we as a rustic have achieved loads of not-so-nice issues and spent a lot of our time whitewashing and justifying our actions. Now could be the time to cease.
First-time author Erin McClelland unmasks the gamers in a dizzyingly brazen monetary rip-off in probably the most advisable rescue of the week. The collapse of Greensill Monetary is “a practical depiction of a brand new, post-2008, Wall Road safety scheme. The depth and breadth of its injury stays to be decided.”
At present’s “commie” scare that has all of the upstanding right-wingers panicked is vital race concept, and Idaho’s lieutenant governor has organized a bunch of “hunters” to smell out any whiff or trace of it within the academic system. MDGluon16 asks simply what they intend to outlaw, how far they will go, and whether or not they’re conspiracy theorists or simply political poseurs; in addition they assert that training is just too necessary to censor.
Sandyc954’s first rescue is a celebration of bald eagles and different wildlife, and an examination of the dangers they face in secondary poisoning, whether or not from rodenticide or lead pellets, in addition to different poisons that journey up the meals chain. Accountable hunters “wish to eat meals they bagged, and so they have nice respect for wildlife, the continuation of their love for pure magnificence and toxin-free plentiful sport.”
First-time author babushka remembers the pleasure of slamming down a rotary telephone receiver as “deeply extra satisfying” than something Steve Jobs may ever provide. She traces the evolution of enterprise communication and the devolution of person pleasure, all the best way right down to a two-inch display.
After a dialog about racism and American historical past, Kenwards presents himself as “Exhibit A”: a mannequin of studying a sanitized model of American historical past as taught in public colleges, “largely as a result of it offers me an opportunity to brag about myself, but in addition to point out what a poor job now we have achieved traditionally with the instructing of historical past.” The bragging is on the muted facet, whereas the U.S.’ poor job of instructing historical past—and the way that produced individuals who sincerely imagine the whitewashed public faculty model of historical past—is showcased.
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