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God Emperor Lionel Lauer has been at 8 events

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Hanna Silver29,869+The Prince Of Seagulls is a band consisting of +Hanna Silver and +Paul Harmon . A crowd funding campaign is being run to release their new album at http://pozible.com/tpos . If we get 25 supporters by Saturday 1.30pm (Melbourne time), Hanna will do a special crab dance to one of the new Prince Of Seagulls songs!$10 gets you a digital download of the album.$20 gets you the CD mailed to you.Plus more perks for high rollers!Hanna dances for The Prince Of Seagulls crowd funding campaign!2014-05-31 05:30:0037G+
STEM Women on G+100,795Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to Dr.  +Yonatan Zunger on how men can help with the issues of gender inequality in STEM fields. Yonatan is the Chief Architect of Google+ and also has a PhD in Physics with a strong engineering background. He is a passionate advocate of gender equality in STEM, and will talk to us about what we can do to encourage women in STEM.This HOA will be hosted by Dr +Buddhini Samarasinghe   and Dr +Zuleyka Zevallos  , and you can tune in on Sunday March 2nd at 12.30 PM Pacific/ 8.30PM GMT. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel(http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event.Follow us on Twitter @stemwomen and on www.stemwomen.netSTEM Women: How Men Can Help with Dr Yonatan Zunger2014-03-02 21:30:0097G+
Imagine Science Films432,099Join us to kick off the 2014  Experimenta Series! For the first episode of the year, we are excited to welcome guest Kelley Remole for a conversation about the mind, brain and behavior.  Post questions on the event page and join us Thursday on air at 11am. We hope to see you there! Kelley Remole, PhDDr. Remole is the Director of Neuroscience Outreach at the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University. She obtained her doctorate in neuroscience from Columbia University in the laboratory of Dr. Holly Moore, specializing in hippocampal alterations in a rodent model of schizophrenia. Concurrent with her scientific training, she developed a program to place graduate students in New York City public school classrooms to bring knowledge and interest of the brain to children. In her current role at the Zuckerman Institute, she works with scientists, educators and the public to create outreach programs for all ages.  She also helps lead the local chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. Under her leadership, the chapter produced braiNY, the New York City celebration of Brain Awareness Week, bringing together a dozen cultural groups and academic institutions to host coordinated public events about the brain. Dr. Remole was the Sackler Brain Specialist at the American Museum of Natural History from 2011 to 2013, where she developed and taught brain-based classes to youth and adult audiences.  She consults formally and informally on brain education initiatives in a variety of contexts. She received the Society for Neuroscience’s Next Generation award in 2011 in recognition of her work bringing brain science to the public.Experimenta: Mind, Brain & Behavior with Kelley Remole2014-01-16 17:00:0061G+
GLAAD120,315Millions wear purple on #SpiritDay in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Getting involved is easy! Take the pledge now at http://glaad.org/spiritday to wear purple and go purple online on October 17th and help create a world in which LGBT youth are celebrated and accepted for who they are.Add a photo of you wearing purple on 10/17 and use the hashtag #SpiritDay! Spirit Day: Wear purple on October 17 to stand up against bullying! #SpiritDay2013-10-17 06:00:00217G+
NASA1,531,340Having trouble watching the event? Try watching directly on YouTube at: NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station---------Have you ever asked a question to someone in space? No? Well now’s your chance. In a first for the agency, NASA will host a Google+ Hangout live with the International Space Station on Feb. 22 from 10:30 a.m EST to 11:30 a.m. EST. Google+ Hangouts allow people to chat face-to-face while thousands more can tune in to watch the conversation live on Google+ or YouTube. This unique opportunity will connect you, our fans, with astronauts living and working on the orbiting laboratory 240 miles above the Earth.During the event, several video questions will be selected and answered by astronauts on the space station and on the ground. Additionally, NASA will ask real-time questions submitted by our followers on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook.Unique and original questions are more likely to be selected. You can view the Hangout live on the NASA Google+ page or the NASA Television YouTube channel to watch the astronauts answer the questions.SUBMITTING REAL-TIME QUESTIONSTo ask a real-time question during the event on Google+ or Twitter, please use the hashtag #askAstro. You can also post a comment on a thread on NASA’s Facebook page that will open for questions on the morning of the event.WATCHING THE GOOGLE+ HANGOUTTo join the hangout, and for updates and opportunities to participate in upcoming hangouts, visit NASA's Google+ page at http://plus.google.com/+NASA.During the hangout, astronauts Kevin Ford, Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn will answer questions and provide insights about life aboard the station. Station crews conduct a variety of science experiments and perform station maintenance during their six-month stay on the outpost. Their life aboard the station in near-weightlessness requires unique approaches to everyday activities such as eating, sleeping and exercising.NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station2013-02-22 16:30:008357G+
Lady Fran W6,944Can you make an ordinary running kitchen tap look fab?This challenge came about following a conversation in a thread with +Megan Huddle (thanks for the inspiration babe!). Whilst on a recent trip to New Zealand, I got my very first 'soft milky water' shot of a stream, and purely by luck. I had no ND filter, no tripod, just good light and a little bridge to lean the camera on. See here - http://goo.gl/Vpz58I'm now obsessed with trying out this kind of photography wherever I go. I'm searching for streams, waterfalls, beaches, you name it. +Megan Huddle suggested I could make anything look good (uber flattered). .. and so the challenge came about. A camera, an idea, and a plain old running tap in the kitchen sink.    Can you make it look fab?   I think you can. Work your magic. Show us what you’ve got.Any camera, and setting, any processing.It’s all open to your imagination and creativity.Sooooo, why not give it a go?  There's no prizes I'm afraid. No rewards. (Unless some super generous sponsor out there wants to throw something in as incentive.) Otherwise, it's all about the glowing recognition, compliments and praise from your G+ peers. Due date: 11:30pm, Friday 8 December Saturday 9 December -----------------------------------------------------------PS PUBLIC EVENT! - Apparently one can't invite large numbers of guests to an event (ie big circles), soooo, please feel free to forward this around and get people involved. =)Photo challenge - A simple tap2012-12-08 13:30:0072G+
Melbourne Photowalkers1,141The Melbourne walk for the +Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk is announced. Register quickly as there are only 50 places. Extra people are welcome but won't be able to submit images or enter the prize draw.This walk is Sat Oct 13 from 2pm to 4pm and begins at Federation Square and ends at the old Treasury Building. Of course being +Melbourne Photowalk there is bound to be a dedicated sunset group walking long into Sunday!Make sure you sign up on this place to enter the prize draw... don't just say "I'm going" to this event!http://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/melbourne-vic-australia-federation-square/Note that +Frank Yuwono has a Docklands walk in the wings too so keep an eye out. Be cool if yours was in the AM Frank, that way we can all do both :).Federation Square - Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk2012-10-13 14:00:0073G+
Google Australia149,241The Hangout on Air has ended. Watch the recorded session on +Deakin University or on youtube.com/deakinuniversity.Hangout with the PM was brought to you by +Deakin University, Fairfax and +OurSay Australia powered by +Google+ Hangouts and +YouTube.Hangout with the PM2012-07-21 03:00:00361G+

God Emperor Lionel Lauer has been shared in 302 public circles

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steph wanamaker106,513#followfriday  This is my awesome men who comment circle2014-08-29 14:59:4519871260CC G+
steph wanamaker106,076#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle!2014-08-15 19:12:4919678367CC G+
Moan Lisa39,707Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle14 August, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-08-14 10:36:48300111147145CC G+
Gerard Blacklock23,700Gerry's Australian Photographers Circle Version 3Hey Aussie togs, this is a pretty big update to this circle from the last one, this time I have been more selective in the fact that inactive glus members get booted, the circle was over 600 and as such I needed to comply with 'the less than 500 requirement' hence culling was needed.Note, this is the only circle I share since I really have a interest in local content.Feel free to reshare as you see fit, the main purpose is to facilitate more engagement between local aussie togs.Please feel free to comment and let me know if you know anyone (or if you are indeed one) who is a quality, active and interesting Australian based photographer.Two great communities/themes to get involved with if you like Australia content is #photomaniaustralia +Photo Mania Australia and Australian Landscape Photography https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/1060822645285719679572014-08-13 02:56:2844714321CC G+
steph wanamaker105,275#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle !2014-07-18 16:26:0820355655CC G+
Moan Lisa35,573Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle07 July, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-07-07 10:34:5330090101133CC G+
Cher Fauvél426This is my Elite Raw Rocks Shared Circle!This is my circle for anyone interested in raw, organic, vegan nutrition!May be you just wanna investigate raw living a little? You will find the leaders in this circle.Please G+ and share if you would like to be added :)Be sure to share the original post.Welcome to Raw Rocks Shared Circle!  #rawliving  #rawfood #rawfoodlifestyle #organic   #rawnutrition  2014-07-05 15:20:52500313CC G+
steph wanamaker104,936#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle ! Happy Weekend2014-06-27 17:07:25203661170CC G+
Rodney Pike2,538,148Best Artist Circle on G+It's been a long time since I've shared this artist circle. It's way overdue. You'll find some of the finest artists and some of the most influential people on Google+ here. My newest addition is a friend from facebook, +Shannon Maer. Please welcome her and share!!2014-06-11 22:02:2248615824CC G+
Shivakant Tripathi1,773IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle   2014-06-05 23:05:224351048CC G+
John Nuntiatio37,244#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle  #photography #health #weightloss 2014-05-28 09:17:58496328CC G+
Moan Lisa30,654Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle24 May, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-05-24 17:43:08300678596CC G+
Tourej Ansari17,611Another great circle of photographers1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post#circle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #fashion   #fashionblogger   #fashionblog   #pinterest   #pictures   #fashionstyle   #photography   #photo   #photographer   #photooftheday   #photooftheweek2014-05-23 13:12:444527412CC G+
Rosie Taylor229WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS A Circle of Women You re-share is appreciated! Follow and add to your circles  and  you will find why these women are wonderful innovative creators with a gentle touch.To be considered for this circle, please:1- Share this circle in your stream.2- Ask to be included in the comments section of the original post.3- Make sure you've added our page to your circles.4- You must post your own original work in your stream.Thanks#circle   #share   #addfriends   #addcircles   #addpeople   #circlesharing  2014-05-19 16:35:00301526CC G+
Moan Lisa30,275Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle19 May, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-05-19 14:12:213008389119CC G+
Moan Lisa30,124Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle15 May, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-05-15 16:03:413006589116CC G+
curator Circle0Circle Curator Edition 5All promised last week this is the #CircleCuratorEdition  5. In the circle, I hand picked those that shared the Edition 4 of my circle share, those that showed their interest to be included in this new edition by commenting the relevant post (based on their thematic fit) and some of the best #photographers  and #active   #entrepreneurs  on Google+.As usual, if you receive this message, it means that you are in. Therefore here are the rules; obviously, make sure you add me in your circles if you haven't done so yet.1. Plus the circle and re share if you want to be included in the next one.2. Comment to ask for inclusion if you are not in. The next Edition (6) will be shared by the end of the week.2014-05-13 15:12:48456193017CC G+
Kristin Milton9,730Hi everyone, This is a starter circle for +Ben Milton.It's mostly my 'most relevant' circlers, heavily weighted for sciency content.Enjoy :)2014-05-13 12:51:4398105CC G+
Tourej Ansari16,880News Update CIRCLE SHARESRe-share this circle in your stream Plus and comment#sharedpubliccircles #TechNews #EntertainmentNews #SportsNews #WorldNews #USNews #BusinessNews2014-05-12 10:46:52476231041CC G+
Moan Lisa29,925Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle11 May, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-05-11 12:15:14300527390CC G+
Paul Snedden16,109Advance Australia ShareThe CircleWhat an absolutely amazing response I got after I asked for your favourite #Aussie  G+ers. Here is the circle, as promised, with 372 amazing reasons why I love this great country of ours.There's a lot of people to thank, so here goes.The Contributors+Mz Maau +Charles Strebor +Jaana Nyström +Kamal Tailor +Lady Fran W +Clint Fudge +Kära Cathryn +Stephen Lord +Phillip Tyson +Kathryn van Nieuwkerk +Belinda Kamel +Paul Pavlinovich +Alizah MacLeod +James Brown +Chris Anderson +Neale Oxley +Aleta Curry +Shinae Choi Robinson +2014-05-11 11:36:433721662548CC G+
Walter Gawronski27,725Here's my Oz Shooters circle +Paul Snedden feel free to reshare.2014-05-10 22:05:45413705CC G+
Tourej Ansari16,540All Kinds of People Shared CircleReshare or comment or plus to be in the next circle share!  Let me know if you want to be in the circle! Circle these plussers they are cool people! #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles2014-05-10 11:00:124583111CC G+
steph wanamaker102,980#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle2014-05-09 18:45:0721769474CC G+
Moan Lisa29,785Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle08 May, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-05-08 14:41:26300425785CC G+
Moan Lisa29,655Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle07 May, 2014RESHARE if you want to be included.moanlisa.org2014-05-07 18:00:513007891102CC G+
steph wanamaker102,001#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle  2014-04-18 18:47:4620213111CC G+
Shivakant Tripathi1,650IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not. (。◕‿◕。)#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles 2014-04-16 21:12:284362111CC G+
Ryan Johnson2,352sharedcircle   #publiccircleshare     #circleshare     #circleoftheday  #circleshares     #circlesharing     #circlesshare    #publicsharedcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircle   #todayspublicsharedcircle  #todayssharedcircle     #publiccircle   #circle     #circles    #awesome   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #shareyourcircle     #bestengagers   #followers   #followback     #awesomecircles  #topsharedcircle   #topsharedcircle     #myseoissocial     #besocial     #socializethesocial     #trust   #circles   #sharedcircle     #followers      #social     #socialnetworking     2014-04-16 05:12:352629212CC G+
John Nuntiatio33,101#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health #tennis #europe   #asia   #america   #africa   #australia   #football   #golf   #basketball   #news  2014-04-09 06:25:5632961213CC G+
Cableicous2,524Two Years of #Cableicous: Thank you, thank you and thank youTwo years - we've now been sharing #Cableicous  beautaliciousness for two years here on geeplus: thanks muchly to all of you who have contributed your +Cableicous imagery over these two years and I look forward to more of your cable beauty.Very much so.It must be time for a drink to celebrate.Very much so.And cables - many, many more cables.Very much so.#photography #cables #cableicous #circleshare #2014 #cableriacirculus2014-03-26 09:26:12433479125CC G+
Jack C Crawford86,096Another cool circle.2014-03-22 17:03:555000517CC G+
steph wanamaker100,376#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle2014-03-14 21:47:1917682566CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:45475126CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:00475125CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:45:28475014CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:44:37475126CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:43:264755010CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,392#circles  #sharedcircles  #circlesharing  #circle  #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health #news2014-03-10 19:56:08471227CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,392#circles  #sharedcircles  #circlesharing  #circle  #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health #news2014-03-10 19:55:42471336CC G+
Alister Macintyre41,863Here is my circle of people interested in Asia or actually there.  I tried to add more to this circle (My India circle is bigger) but sometimes G+ won't let me do some things.While I follow the story of MH 370 flight down in Asia, I will be sharing my updates with this circle, and a few others.2014-03-09 23:08:58183212CC G+
Bob Mulholland20,590Haven't done a  #FollowFriday  in a while. Beam these mofos into your Circles , Scotty!Nothin' but a buncha  #StarTrek  nerds in here.... #SharedCircles  2014-03-07 20:06:14486519CC G+
steph wanamaker99,599#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle 2014-02-28 20:13:431691406CC G+
Jay Carter7,522Haven't shared a Circle in 2 years so... This is my "Haven't Sorted" circle which generally means people I find have great sense of humour and are all interesting :-) 2014-01-26 21:27:3117920034CC G+
Artur Mashnich44,824Circle of the Most Active Users of Google+A Very Social CircleКруг наиболее активных пользователей Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.#Forfriends  2014-01-17 02:01:13468522384CC G+
Moan Lisa22,945Moan Lisa's Circle BombRESHARE if you want to be included15 January, 2014moanlisa.org2014-01-15 14:21:503002812842CC G+
Hung cuavan607Get in More CirclesWhen You reshare with a circle, you should also explain the benefits of participating in shared circles. Explain the BenefitsExplain that when they add the circle many people in the circle will add them back. Also,Explain that if they re-share your post that the circle creator may add them to their future shared circles. If you do these two simple things you will increase your re-share rate. You’ll get in more circles and you’ll improve your own statistics.2014-01-15 09:38:5450020837CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky62,004Good morning / evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг / This social circle #EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-15 08:27:365006234110CC G+
Moan Lisa21,866Moan Lisa's Circle BombRESHARE if you want to be included06 January, 2014moanlisa.org2014-01-06 12:45:5430173103122CC G+
Kimberly Hurlbut28,850My Favorite G+ersThis is the first time in a long time that I've shared this circle! Please add and don't forget to share this circle full of G+ ultra-engagers of much awesomeness! Your stream will never be the same again....and you will thank me for it. ;-)2014-01-06 05:00:57100001CC G+

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2014-08-30 05:42:58 (77 comments, 2 reshares, 24 +1s)

Gamers: This is how to disagree with +Anita Sarkeesian without being a goddamn dick.
Do scroll up & read the actual article as well, it's excellent.
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/224400/Gamers_dont_have_to_be_your_audience_Gamers_are_over.php#comment250150
#gaming   #gamergirl  

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2014-08-31 12:46:21 (52 comments, 38 reshares, 129 +1s)

How Tony Abbott & the LNP have deliberately wrecked solar power in Australia.
http://www.vice.com/en_au/read/how-australia-perfected-solar-power-then-went-back-to-coal
#australia   #straya   #oz   #solarenergy   #lnpfail  

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2014-08-31 12:46:21 (52 comments, 38 reshares, 129 +1s)

How Tony Abbott & the LNP have deliberately wrecked solar power in Australia.
http://www.vice.com/en_au/read/how-australia-perfected-solar-power-then-went-back-to-coal
#australia   #straya   #oz   #solarenergy   #lnpfail  

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2014-09-02 04:14:45 (15 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)

This nicely sums up Abbott & the LNP's medieval attitude towards the Internet.
http://www.theshovel.com.au/2014/08/06/brandi-laws-only-for-people-using-world-wide-web/
#oz   #straya   #australia   #satire  

This nicely sums up Abbott & the LNP's medieval attitude towards the Internet.
http://www.theshovel.com.au/2014/08/06/brandi-laws-only-for-people-using-world-wide-web/
#oz   #straya   #australia   #satire  ___

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2014-09-02 03:59:27 (18 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

I'm not a fan either. I guess that in theory, skeuomorphic design should make life easier for elderly computer-illiterates, but they're getting pretty rare anyway.
http://threepanelsoul.com/2012/12/04/on-skeuomorphic-design/

I'm not a fan either. I guess that in theory, skeuomorphic design should make life easier for elderly computer-illiterates, but they're getting pretty rare anyway.
http://threepanelsoul.com/2012/12/04/on-skeuomorphic-design/___

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2014-09-02 03:32:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Pretty much.
#australia   #oz   #straya   #lnpfail   #renewableenergy  

It's almost too close to the truth to be funny.___Pretty much.
#australia   #oz   #straya   #lnpfail   #renewableenergy  

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2014-09-02 03:12:31 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)

The caketurtle has an unusual defence mechanism.
Interestingly, there are real animals that do something like this, that is, they sacrifice a delicious part of their body to distract a predator so they can escape while it's being eaten:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autotomy
In Australia, the very familiar drop-tail lizard (Common Garden Skink)  is named for this:
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Garden_Skink
http://threepanelsoul.com/2012/01/23/on-caketurtles/
+ScienceSunday 

The caketurtle has an unusual defence mechanism.
Interestingly, there are real animals that do something like this, that is, they sacrifice a delicious part of their body to distract a predator so they can escape while it's being eaten:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autotomy
In Australia, the very familiar drop-tail lizard (Common Garden Skink)  is named for this:
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Garden_Skink
http://threepanelsoul.com/2012/01/23/on-caketurtles/
+ScienceSunday ___

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2014-09-01 09:22:38 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)

This marketing technique works for printer ink & toner cartridges too.
http://threepanelsoul.com/2010/10/12/on-salesmanship/

This marketing technique works for printer ink & toner cartridges too.
http://threepanelsoul.com/2010/10/12/on-salesmanship/___

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2014-09-01 08:18:57 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 26 +1s)

Most of the time, simple solutions only seem simple.
Via +Kimberly Chapman 

Epic nerdsmacking.  From here: http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2014/06/13/marvellous-mathematical-takedown-of-a-motivational-poster/___Most of the time, simple solutions only seem simple.
Via +Kimberly Chapman 

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2014-09-01 07:22:38 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

Another classic satirical take on Botticelli's Birth of Venus. This one's the cover of the [in]famous homage to Kurt Vonnegut, by Phillip José Farmer.
I actually own a copy of this edition, although I have no idea where it is, currently. :/
About Kilgore Trout:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilgore_Trout
#arthumor   #artnerd   #scifi   #kurtvonnegut   #literature  

Another classic satirical take on Botticelli's Birth of Venus. This one's the cover of the [in]famous homage to Kurt Vonnegut, by Phillip José Farmer.
I actually own a copy of this edition, although I have no idea where it is, currently. :/
About Kilgore Trout:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilgore_Trout
#arthumor   #artnerd   #scifi   #kurtvonnegut   #literature  ___

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2014-09-01 06:59:26 (33 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)

Honestly, would you even want to live in a world where drunken idiots are flying their cars over your head?
http://threepanelsoul.com/2008/11/05/on-advancements/
#flyingcar  

Honestly, would you even want to live in a world where drunken idiots are flying their cars over your head?
http://threepanelsoul.com/2008/11/05/on-advancements/
#flyingcar  ___

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2014-09-01 05:57:36 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

I'd actually be fine with this, except that this is the same government that has outlawed the sale of e-juice that contains nicotine, so we have to order it online from other countries. This is a huge barrier to entry for Victorian smokers who'd like to try vaping.
http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/a-dollar-to-light-up-smokers-brace-for-another-jump-in-tobacco-excise-20140831-10aln2.html

I'd actually be fine with this, except that this is the same government that has outlawed the sale of e-juice that contains nicotine, so we have to order it online from other countries. This is a huge barrier to entry for Victorian smokers who'd like to try vaping.
http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/a-dollar-to-light-up-smokers-brace-for-another-jump-in-tobacco-excise-20140831-10aln2.html___

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2014-09-01 05:10:53 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

I'm only sharing this because of the sheer WTFness of a drunken argument resulting in the plane being escorted by two jet arifighters(!!!), & if I'm going to be totally honest with y'all, the extreme hotness of these Canadian 'terrorists'.
PS: Protip, ladies: the trick to smoking in the toilets is to block or tape over the hole for the smoke-detector - or so I've heard.
http://www.watoday.com.au/travel/travel-incidents/drunk-smoking-passengers-force-plane-to-turn-back-under-military-escort-20140829-3eiy9.html

I'm only sharing this because of the sheer WTFness of a drunken argument resulting in the plane being escorted by two jet arifighters(!!!), & if I'm going to be totally honest with y'all, the extreme hotness of these Canadian 'terrorists'.
PS: Protip, ladies: the trick to smoking in the toilets is to block or tape over the hole for the smoke-detector - or so I've heard.
http://www.watoday.com.au/travel/travel-incidents/drunk-smoking-passengers-force-plane-to-turn-back-under-military-escort-20140829-3eiy9.html___

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2014-09-01 04:36:45 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

The story behind those godawful pornsite banners you see on popups for way too many websites. It's surprisingly interesting.
What probably won't surprise the cynics is that the 'sexy' come-ons in the fake Messenger windows are written by men.
http://www.vice.com/read/this-girl-designed-porn-banners-for-a-living

The story behind those godawful pornsite banners you see on popups for way too many websites. It's surprisingly interesting.
What probably won't surprise the cynics is that the 'sexy' come-ons in the fake Messenger windows are written by men.
http://www.vice.com/read/this-girl-designed-porn-banners-for-a-living___

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2014-09-01 03:36:22 (13 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)

Freedom blanket!

Saw this on 9gag. Must be comforting to sleep with all that freedom.___Freedom blanket!

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2014-09-01 03:05:22 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

Because spamming teh Internets with rape threats against any women who talk about gaming has been winning so many hearts & minds for your cause, eh guys?
#whatcouldpossiblygowrong  

Why am I not surprised.___Because spamming teh Internets with rape threats against any women who talk about gaming has been winning so many hearts & minds for your cause, eh guys?
#whatcouldpossiblygowrong  

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2014-09-01 01:14:21 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 22 +1s)

An Australian take on the whole gun control issue.
Via +Kelvin Williams 

He absolutely nails this..

And saying it to a room full of Americans takes balls.___An Australian take on the whole gun control issue.
Via +Kelvin Williams 

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2014-08-31 13:25:37 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

And an opposing view to the previous post

And an opposing view to the previous post___

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2014-08-31 13:22:14 (69 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)

Presented without comment
http://www.vice.com/en_au/read/is-reducing-the-male-population-by-90-percent-the-solution-to-all-our-problems

Presented without comment
http://www.vice.com/en_au/read/is-reducing-the-male-population-by-90-percent-the-solution-to-all-our-problems___

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2014-08-31 12:46:21 (52 comments, 38 reshares, 129 +1s)

How Tony Abbott & the LNP have deliberately wrecked solar power in Australia.
http://www.vice.com/en_au/read/how-australia-perfected-solar-power-then-went-back-to-coal
#australia   #straya   #oz   #solarenergy   #lnpfail  

How Tony Abbott & the LNP have deliberately wrecked solar power in Australia.
http://www.vice.com/en_au/read/how-australia-perfected-solar-power-then-went-back-to-coal
#australia   #straya   #oz   #solarenergy   #lnpfail  ___

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2014-08-31 07:18:53 (45 comments, 5 reshares, 23 +1s)

For anyone wondering why Australians sometimes use 'American' as a swear word.
http://www.thebaffler.com/blog/why-american-is-a-bad-word-in-australia/

For anyone wondering why Australians sometimes use 'American' as a swear word.
http://www.thebaffler.com/blog/why-american-is-a-bad-word-in-australia/___

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2014-08-31 06:02:22 (52 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)

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2014-08-31 05:35:18 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

How does your relationship deal with farts?
http://achewood.com/index.php?date=11262007

How does your relationship deal with farts?
http://achewood.com/index.php?date=11262007___

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2014-08-31 04:31:22 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

Ever wondered about the actual science behind trans-fats, polyunsaturated fats, saturated fats, etc?
+ScienceSunday 
#science   #foodscience  

Ever wondered about the actual science behind trans-fats, polyunsaturated fats, saturated fats, etc?
+ScienceSunday 
#science   #foodscience  ___

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2014-08-31 03:55:42 (8 comments, 29 reshares, 79 +1s)

"The Birth Of Suburbia" by Rosaleen Ryan
#arthumour   #artnerd  

"The Birth Of Suburbia" by Rosaleen Ryan
#arthumour   #artnerd  ___

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2014-08-31 03:29:24 (5 comments, 24 reshares, 75 +1s)

Big caturday!
#caturday  

Big caturday!
#caturday  ___

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2014-08-31 03:10:40 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Test post - feel free to ignore

Test post - feel free to ignore___

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2014-08-31 02:42:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

New to Gplus & want to get popular fast? Here's a repeat of the lustrous +Dede King's justly famous tutorial on How to Internets, the GPlus way.


Welcome to G+ oh new plusser you.  Have no fear, I am here to tell you how to internet in 10 simple steps. You are now a public figure, you have a responsibility to your audience and should thus follow these rules.

1. Create a +You. Make up a name then go to Google image search, type in 'hot guy' or 'hot girl' and choose the photo that catches your eye. People on G+ are idiots, they'll believe it's you. Even if they use Tineye to verify whether that hunk-o-steel is in fact you, you can convince them you are the original model. If you encounter that one smartass who knows it all, simply buy the rights to stock photos. 

2. To gain new followers, go to Circlecount.com, click on profiles with a lot of followers, add them and the circles they were included in. Do this until you have about 5000 people in your circles all of whom you will be interacting with 24/7. Be prepared to give up your life in favour of responding to a red box with a white number that will become the new metric for your self esteem.

3. Proceed to visit the most high profile profiles on a daily basis and start commenting on posts. Whatever you do, do not disagree with the original poster (OP). People on G+ have an affinity for echo chambers. The offending comments will be deleted and you will be summarily banned into oblivion and, here's the most important part, you will be discussed in private communities. The best way to engage new people is to place your hand in a cupped position, then jerk it up and down, as fast as you can, while you nod your head to everything they say.  

4. If the OP is a techie, comment often on Ubuntu, Droid, or Rooting. Refrain from using the letter 'i' in any of your comments. 

5. If the OP is a Scientist, for God's sake don't mention your familial connection to Adam or that Evolution is just a theory or that your chakras are out of balance since your spirit guide deserted you .

6. If the OP is a hunk or sexy poppie, comment often on how hot he or she is. 

7. If you happen to be the sexy poppie with boobs and a vagina, then you've hit the proverbial jackpot of the Internets. You don't have to do much. Just sit there and look hot. If you get bored of sitting there and looking hot, take some hot new profile photos. Don't forget to push your shoulders back, stick your chest out, chin up and hold your camera high enough so your boobs are in the frame. It should seem like your hardened nipples just popped out of nowhere. Effortlessness is key. Don't worry if people call you an attention whore, they do that with anyone who voices an opinion, changes their profile photo or breathes. 

8. So maybe you're not hot and can't get by on your looks, what do you do? So many options. You could go outside, walk up to the first leaf that you see, take a photo of it, then download a photo filter app, apply the lomu filter to your photo, upload it to G+ accompanied by commentary detailing your scenic trip and the exact aperture you used. Or, visit your local Starbucks, take a photo of the wholly original styrofoam cup, apply the lomu filter and upload. No need for commentary when Starbucks is involved. Because Bux.

9. But what if you're a free spirit, independent thinker, non-conformist, not a photographer, only drink red bulls and you're not hot?  Then perhaps trolling is for you. To be a troll, you have to be witty, sarcastic, snarky, poker faced and patronizing (this means talking down to people). You visit posts and make inflammatory comments with the sole purpose of getting a rise out of the OP.  Choosing topics to troll is quite simple; Choose anything with the following words: Jesus, Evolution, Science, Feminism, Obama, Sexism, Animal Rights, Atheism or The.

10. What if you're trolled? Again, simple. Immediately react by responding to every inflammatory comment using CAPITAL LETTERS, then call them the filthiest names you can think of, delete their comments, block them and finally make a new post about them in a private community where all your friends will be waiting for you with their hands in a cupped position, nodding their heads. 

Happy Plussing :)

In other news besides my imminent uncircling by the delicate flowers who will miss the fact that this post is tongue in cheek and think it's about them, I stuffed up my circles which means the ones who wanted to be notified and the others are out of whack. If you do not wish to be notified randomly please PM me. Have a good Tuesday x___New to Gplus & want to get popular fast? Here's a repeat of the lustrous +Dede King's justly famous tutorial on How to Internets, the GPlus way.

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2014-08-31 01:19:51 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 40 +1s)

It sure is.
Via +Melanie Avion 

___It sure is.
Via +Melanie Avion 

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2014-08-30 18:47:39 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)

Thanks, Satan!
Via +Brian Wolfe 

___Thanks, Satan!
Via +Brian Wolfe 

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2014-08-30 07:24:01 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 54 +1s)

Happy #caturday !

Happy #caturday !___

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2014-08-30 05:42:58 (77 comments, 2 reshares, 24 +1s)

Gamers: This is how to disagree with +Anita Sarkeesian without being a goddamn dick.
Do scroll up & read the actual article as well, it's excellent.
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/224400/Gamers_dont_have_to_be_your_audience_Gamers_are_over.php#comment250150
#gaming   #gamergirl  

Gamers: This is how to disagree with +Anita Sarkeesian without being a goddamn dick.
Do scroll up & read the actual article as well, it's excellent.
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/224400/Gamers_dont_have_to_be_your_audience_Gamers_are_over.php#comment250150
#gaming   #gamergirl  ___

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2014-08-30 05:38:55 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)

And for this one too.
http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=3450#comic

And for this one too.
http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=3450#comic___

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2014-08-30 05:36:27 (9 comments, 16 reshares, 47 +1s)

I'll save some time by apologising in advance for this terrible joke.

I'll save some time by apologising in advance for this terrible joke.___

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2014-08-30 05:01:32 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

All forms of genital mutilation need to be wiped out.
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/25/male-circumcision-ceremonies-death-deformity-africa

All forms of genital mutilation need to be wiped out.
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/25/male-circumcision-ceremonies-death-deformity-africa___

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2014-08-30 03:40:18 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

Ooh! Fun!
Via +Andrew Pam 

#EducationalToy #RoboticProgramming #Awesome #Science  ___Ooh! Fun!
Via +Andrew Pam 

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2014-08-29 15:50:53 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

As usual with articles about harassment by sexist assholes, I expect the responses to this piece to fully justify everything said in it.
Via +Cindy Brown 

___As usual with articles about harassment by sexist assholes, I expect the responses to this piece to fully justify everything said in it.
Via +Cindy Brown 

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2014-08-29 08:39:38 (36 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

It turns out that the ALS Association are sue-happy idea-thieves.
+ALS Association Greater New York Chapter   Nice work, assholes. :(
 +ALS Association of Georgia +ALS Association Louisiana 
Via +Akshay Bist 

ALS Association Tries To Trademark Ice Bucket Challenge, Despite Having Nothing To Do With It Originally - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140827/17325528346/als-association-tries-to-trademark-ice-bucket-challenge-despite-having-nothing-to-do-with-it-originally.shtml sad___It turns out that the ALS Association are sue-happy idea-thieves.
+ALS Association Greater New York Chapter   Nice work, assholes. :(
 +ALS Association of Georgia +ALS Association Louisiana 
Via +Akshay Bist 

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2014-08-29 08:34:31 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)

No wonder the people & cops in #ferguson  don't like each other
Via +Pamela Zuppo 

The disturbing tactic is common in cities across the U.S. (Quartz) http://qz.com/257042/these-seven-charts-explain-how-ferguson-and-many-other-us-cities-wring-revenue-from-black-people-and-the-poor/___No wonder the people & cops in #ferguson  don't like each other
Via +Pamela Zuppo 

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2014-08-29 08:08:23 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

I had no idea that Frank SInatra was such a cool guy. I am seriously impressed.
Via +Cindy Brown 
(And tagging +Lily Alice, in the admittedly unlikely event that she hasn't seen this interview before.)

Effin' Frank SInatra. What a mensch.___I had no idea that Frank SInatra was such a cool guy. I am seriously impressed.
Via +Cindy Brown 
(And tagging +Lily Alice, in the admittedly unlikely event that she hasn't seen this interview before.)

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2014-08-29 07:44:57 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

Woohoo! That's one in the face for the fundies trying to take over Australian politics!
#lnpfail   #lnpfascists  

Woohoo! That's one in the face for the fundies trying to take over Australian politics!
#lnpfail   #lnpfascists  ___

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2014-08-29 07:05:57 (34 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)

Mind you, I can totally see +Kimberly Chapman asking guys if they cosplay as Slutty Hugh Jackman.
Via +John Williams 

I chuckled smugly to myself. 

#Comics #ComicsAreForEveryone___Mind you, I can totally see +Kimberly Chapman asking guys if they cosplay as Slutty Hugh Jackman.
Via +John Williams 

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2014-08-29 04:22:40 (11 comments, 4 reshares, 27 +1s)

BEHOLD the graceful & elegant manatee!
Via +Brian Wolfe 

The magnificent manatee___BEHOLD the graceful & elegant manatee!
Via +Brian Wolfe 

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2014-08-29 03:54:29 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)

Dear MRA gamers - nice job of proving her point for her, you dickheads.

Not at all cool.

Since the project launched on Kickstarter way back in 2012, the gaming community has been treated to an incessant, deeply paranoid campaign against Tropes vs. Women generally and Sarkeesian personally. This includes a flood of violent comments and emails, videos documenting ways in which she's not a "real gamer," a game in which you can punch her in the face, and a proposed documentary devoted to exposing the "lies" and "campaign of misinformation" from what is, again, a collection of opinions about video games. Also, now, she's apparently spent the night with friends after contacting law enforcement about "some very scary threats" against her and her family. She's published a page of extremely violent sexual threats from the person who apparently drove her to call the police; in it, the user mentions the location of her apartment and threatens to kill her parents, who the user names and claims to be able to find.

And fuck you, you scum sucking fuckwits.  We'll own the games.  We're already just about there.___Dear MRA gamers - nice job of proving her point for her, you dickheads.

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2014-08-29 03:06:05 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

Ha! Let's hope there's going to be a lot more of this.
#fergusonriots   #fergusonpolice   #ferguson  
Via +Brian Wolfe 

Missouri police sued for $40 million over actions in Ferguson protests

One of the plaintiffs alleges she and her son were in a McDonald's restaurant when several police officers with rifles ordered them out. According to the suit, an officer threw her to the ground and handcuffed her, with she and her son both arrested.___Ha! Let's hope there's going to be a lot more of this.
#fergusonriots   #fergusonpolice   #ferguson  
Via +Brian Wolfe 

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2014-08-28 15:48:55 (45 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)

All satire aside, I think that the USA must be the only developed nation on earth where this would even be debatable.
http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/nation-debates-extremely-complex-issue-children-firing-military-weapons
Via +Lily Alice 

All satire aside, I think that the USA must be the only developed nation on earth where this would even be debatable.
http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/nation-debates-extremely-complex-issue-children-firing-military-weapons
Via +Lily Alice ___

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2014-08-28 13:59:24 (31 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Well, this is an interesting Notifications Tab. (This continues for several screen, too.)
I wonder if this post will actually work?

Well, this is an interesting Notifications Tab. (This continues for several screen, too.)
I wonder if this post will actually work?___

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2014-08-28 11:32:59 (8 comments, 9 reshares, 38 +1s)

#fergusonpolice   #ferguson   #fergusonshooting   #fergusonriots  
Via +David Formosa 

___ #fergusonpolice   #ferguson   #fergusonshooting   #fergusonriots  
Via +David Formosa 

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2014-08-28 11:25:36 (42 comments, 4 reshares, 28 +1s)

In response to +Kimberly Chapman's recent Muppet parody posts.
You're welcome!
#muppets   #rule34  

In response to +Kimberly Chapman's recent Muppet parody posts.
You're welcome!
#muppets   #rule34  ___

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2014-08-28 01:02:35 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

Signed & shared.
Via +David Formosa 

We do not need more chaplains in schools. We need qualified mental health professionals.

Young Australians are more likely to die by suicide than a car accident.  There is a mental health crisis amongst our youth. 

Tony Abbott is choosing to ignore this crisis, and wage an ideological war instead.

He’s decided to pour a quarter of a billion dollars into school chaplains, removing the option for schools to employ a secular youth worker.

Professionals with the skills to assist at-risk, marginalised, culturally diverse and LGBTIQ students are what our schools need. 

Under Tony Abbott’s plan, schools will no longer get to choose. They can have a chaplain or nobody at all.

Sign the petition and send a message to the government that students need access to professional mental health support at school:

http://grns.mp/student-mh

#australia   #auspol   #tonyabbott   #schoolchaplains   #australiangreens  ___Signed & shared.
Via +David Formosa 

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2014-08-28 00:23:34 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

What's the bet that this story will soon be showing up on MRA blogs, accompanied by a rant about the dishonesty of 'females'?

Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.. Amirite ladies?___What's the bet that this story will soon be showing up on MRA blogs, accompanied by a rant about the dishonesty of 'females'?

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2014-08-27 13:31:38 (22 comments, 4 reshares, 24 +1s)

But slutty books are the best books!
http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2014/08/13#.U_3cznWHu0U

But slutty books are the best books!
http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2014/08/13#.U_3cznWHu0U___

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2014-08-27 13:11:37 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

Despite my grumbling about the shitty state of the Ebook market, none of which is the fault of the author, this book is a damn fine read, which I ended up inhaling in under 24 hours. Highly recommended
Imagine an SF police procedural / detective story, with a non-befuddled Robocop as one of the detectives, a clever plot, & witty dialog. This is the story that Asimov would've written instead of Caves of Steel, if he hadn't sucked at characterisation. 
TL;DR: Go read read the first five chapters online, & if you like them, you'll like the whole book:
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/08/read-the-first-five-chapters-of-john-scalzis-lock-in
Oh, & buy it from TOR if at all possible, because unlike +Amazon.com  & +Barnes & Noble, they aren't trying to screw over readers.

Today is the day! Lock In is out an available in stores, and I also start my book tour, which takes me all over the US to see folks. I hope you enjoy the book, and that you'll come see me while I'm out on the road. At the link below you'll find all the information you'll need about the book and the tour. Enjoy and see you soon!

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2014/08/26/lock-in-its-out/___Despite my grumbling about the shitty state of the Ebook market, none of which is the fault of the author, this book is a damn fine read, which I ended up inhaling in under 24 hours. Highly recommended
Imagine an SF police procedural / detective story, with a non-befuddled Robocop as one of the detectives, a clever plot, & witty dialog. This is the story that Asimov would've written instead of Caves of Steel, if he hadn't sucked at characterisation. 
TL;DR: Go read read the first five chapters online, & if you like them, you'll like the whole book:
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/08/read-the-first-five-chapters-of-john-scalzis-lock-in
Oh, & buy it from TOR if at all possible, because unlike +Amazon.com  & +Barnes & Noble, they aren't trying to screw over readers.

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