update

Changed the layout of the site a bit – create your own blogg.com weblog by clicking the link in the upper right hand corner of the main page (blogg.com).

Still looking into a way to restore blogs from the old system.  Thanks for the patience!

You all have a good weekend!!!

live again

Hello all!  We had some technical issues in the last few days causing the need for a fresh wordpress install.

This is NOT great news for some of the users on this site, as the old blogg.com is no more.  I do have a recent copy of the database and will be working with those affected users in the near future to restore (hopefully) their data.  Please be patient with me on this!

I encourage everyone to sign up again in the meantime…  This is a very new version of wordpress with some cool features.

I will be doing quite a bit to tweak the site in the near future.

Thank you all-

Small Washington Town Hit By Mudslide Accepting Bitcoin Donations

By U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin Park [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Last week the rural town of Darrington, WA was hit by a catastrophic landslide. Over 200 rescue workers are currently searching  for survivors in an aftermath that covers a square mile and consists of a mixture of mud and debris measuring 15 feet deep in some spots. According to NBC News, there are 17 confirmed deaths and 90 people missing. The death toll is expected to increase Friday evening.

Early Friday afternoon the town posted a Bitcoin donation link on their official website. According to coordinators, donations will cover basic needs “including housing, transportation and medical expenses.”

The donation link was set up by Paden Newberry who lives in Bellingham, WA but grew up in Darrington and has many family and friends in the area. Newberry told Bitcoin Magazine: “I was born and raised near the slide. I knew many of the victims and I was left with a horrible feeling of helplessness not being there when it happened. Setting up bitcoin donations is my way to help the community of Darrington.”

Contributions will be kept at Coinbase until the official donation bank account can be linked. Once that is done, all donations will be converted to USD. Newberry expects verification early next week.

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