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London 20121,477,895The Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games is almost here! We can’t wait for the celebrations to begin. But the Olympics isn’t just for those inside the Olympic Stadium in London – it’s for everyone to enjoy wherever you are in the world.We want you to join in and show us how you’re celebrating the start of the Olympic Games.We’ve created this Event on Google+ to bring the pictures of your Opening Ceremony parties (and some from the Stadium too!) together in one place. Wherever you are in the world, simply join this Event and upload your pictures via Android, iPhone or the web.// What you need to do nowTell us you’re ‘going’ to the event by clicking the blue 'Are you going' button above and selecting 'Yes'. Then download the Google+ App to your Android or iPhone and sign in with your Google Account details.Share this event with others who you’ll be celebrating with!// What you need to do on Friday from 7.30pmOn the evening of the Opening Ceremony you'll be able to add photos and comments.Android: Open the Google+ App, select Events, then click the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony Event. Check in, and enable Party Mode (http://goo.gl/ziNdk). Then use the camera as usual to take photos of your celebration. These will upload to the Event page.iPhone: Open the Google+ App, select Events, then click the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony Event. From there, click the Camera icon in the bottom right hand corner and take photos of your celebration. These will upload to the Event page.Web: Click the red “Add Photos” button at the top of this page, and upload photos manually to the Event page through the interface. Please note: This is a family-friendly event. Inappropriate photos or comments will be removed. For more information, please refer to our Moderation Policy (http://goo.gl/s7LvC).London 2012 Opening Ceremony: The Worldwide Watch Party!2012-07-27 20:30:004700G+

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Greg Strandberg942Sci-Fi and Fantasy Readers CircleWant to connect with #fantasyauthor  and #scifiauthor  ?This #circleshare  has those folks and chances are you'll get some interesting things in your feed. #circlesharing   #googleshare   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #fantasywriters   #sciencefictionfantasy   #scifi  2014-07-10 23:13:52173000CC G+
Eli Just1,549Are you an avid reader or want to connect with avid readers? Share and add this awesome circle of BOOK LOVERS who read and support authors. Lots of great connections in here that I enjoy hearing from daily.To be added to this circle--please add it, +1 it, comment on and share it!  #reader #readers #readersrocks #readingisfun #readinglist #authors #authorsupport #avidreaders #readinglist #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #isupportauthors  2014-06-27 14:09:34390200CC G+
Michael Junghans4,995Great people on google+ Amazing information, you should watch out.#sharedcircles #publicsharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles2014-06-08 10:54:19500314CC 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+
Carms Perez47,102Here's a circle with amazing women to follow on G+! My most recent find is+Kristen Macready  who is very engaging and always has a positive and uplifting word to say! Do you know any other amazing G+ women that I'm missing in this circle? Please mention them in the comments! :) #ns  2014-02-26 23:30:07425809CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky77,776Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-27 02:02:59453472471CC G+
Artur M.34,801A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in 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.#forfriends  2014-01-13 10:29:00460422368CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky75,337This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-09 00:53:44453421865CC G+
Andrew Wisniewski38,062Good 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!2013-12-29 06:11:00479411769CC G+
Georgia Mizuleva1,739Very Creative People Circle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #share #sharedpubliccircles #circle  2013-12-21 23:26:22470161223CC G+
Jan Havrda20,092Deep Thinkers.2013-11-15 00:06:31141216CC G+
Kathryn Nokony7,394Here is a circle of dynamic Women from all walks of life #circleshare  2013-10-08 17:50:17422815CC G+
Alex Grossman56,667G+ Engagers CircleIt's been a while since I shared a circle, so here's a small circle of people I recommend following. They are great to engage with, full of energy and opinions and fun, with very little anger, disrespect, or poor manners. Hope you enjoy all of them as much as I do. They certainly make my time in G+ lots of fun. :)2013-08-22 03:31:187510711CC G+
Jack C Crawford69,267Gender wars! Here's the latest share of some quite amazing persons.Angels, you have been emailed - please let me know if that is still OK with you.It is has now hit the maximum sharable circle size of 500.  Stay tuned for circle 2 in the future.2013-08-02 23:24:0450016435150CC G+
Jake Olimpi731Returning the favor to all of those who have added me! Simply:1) Add me2) +13) Share4) Comment and..5) Add!Keep the sharing going!!!#SHAREthelove  #circleshare  #g+ #oneforall  2013-07-22 01:14:35451608CC G+
New Online Dramas4,1972013-07-18 08:17:4049814618CC G+
Jake Kern24,894The Silver DonutBeen wanting to do a circle share for a while, but I just haven't wanted to put in the work to get a group of 100 for another #GoldenDonut. Instead, I grabbed the top 500 from my Google relevancy algorithm. Then I removed a couple people who don't like being in circle shares & some pages so I could stretch the 500 a bit. (For instance, both +Melissa Bagley & +Melissa Ann Bagley Photography would be in the circle--in the top 25, actually--but I just included Melissa's personal profile even though you should circle both.)Many amazing people in here. Thank you for making this corner of the Internet worthwhile.Peace. #SilverDonut  2013-07-13 22:19:3849915024134CC G+
Alessandro Folghera4,993Thanks to +Jack C Crawford for this #talentedcircle  I liked this #sharedcircle  and I decided to share it too. #ladiescircle   #fashionstyle  2013-07-03 04:31:334456216CC G+
Mz Maau10,204I rarely share circles, and I regret to inform, this is not the promised #CircleDirk , rather, it's a circle I've been semi-maintaining since last spring, when it was created for +Pierce Arner to jump-start his Plus experience.Today, I'm resharing the current version on behalf of +Søren Dalsgaard Brath, who, like Pierce, is looking for new content for his stream.I figure he and I probably have a chunk of overlap, so I've added a few extras he might not yet know about.Some notes about the curation of this circle:I've tried to set aside those who have not posted recently, and I've tried to only include those who post publicly, or to extended circles.  I may have missed a few, and if you're in this circle and would like to be permanently removed, please let me know.This is not the final version, as I'm not sure such a thing is possible.This circle DOES come with a warning:You will, most likely, NOT enjoy everyone in this circle.  I, like many, have eclectic tastes, and I'm still a bit gun-shy after seeing some of the explosions from last year's crossing of the streams, so PLEASE, edit this circle to your liking with that in mind.If I ping you, you're in the circle.  There is no expectation or requirement to add this circle, it's merely a courtesy ping.  Again, if you would like to be removed from any future circle shares, please let me know.And yes, I promise, I'm still working on the #CircleDirk .Also note:  This is NOT an indication of who I like best, though some are included in this circle.  It is simply meant to be a sample of the diversity I follow.#PinkAndFluffyPersonsOfQuestionableRepute2013-06-22 16:38:09164143576CC G+
Lacerant Plainer46,953Want a better G+ experience? ..... Here is how.... add this circle!My VIP circle of top engagers melded with the circle of people who are my friends, supporters and essentially those who make what G+ is for me.Wonderfully supportive of my writing, posting and most of them are now close friends. When I started out, it was all about engagement, I did not expect so many friends! (I may have missed some people here due to oversight, please just comment and I will rectify it. No sleight is intended).Thank you all for being who you are and for the wonderful time on Googleplus!! Share if you like the circle :) #sharingcircle #vip #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharingiscaring #awesomepeople #awesomesauce #topcircles #circle #circleshare #suggesteduserlist  2013-06-02 05:48:1239026268139CC G+
Bob Mulholland15,429Love the way these new Circle Shares look!Anyway, the good people inside this circle just can't get enough of everybody's favorite sci-fi show: Star Trek[waits for backlash on the above statement]So click +1 if you want to hang out with the cool kids in this groovy looking Circle.  #StarTrek   #SharedCircles   #CircleShare  2013-05-15 23:18:174846315CC G+
Stephanie Calahan513FABULOUS WOMEN ON G+ Part 1 of 4My goal was to crowd-source a list of women on Google+.  I had originally expected maybe 50 names.  Much to my surprise and , I received over 400+ comments filled with love and positive energy to help curate this list of well over 1310 beautiful people. I would say this was a success and now I'm sharing with everyone (this is shared public too).If you're getting a notification about this it's because you've been identified as a Fabulous Woman on G+ that is Actively posting and Engaging here.  See the bottom of this message for the original post where names were collected.I thought you would want to know that you have been identified as someone the G+ community should connect with!  I don't send out notifications unless there is 100% warranted.#Google+ will only allow me to share 500 at a time, so the list has been broken down in to 4 circles.  I would have shared one massive circle if I was allowed.What You Can Do Now* Add these circles to your own circles by pressing the "View shared circle" button below. Then you can either add it to an existing circle of yours or add it as a new circle by giving it a new name. I've labeled mine "Fabulous Women on G+".* Once you've added it, I recommend visiting the stream for this circle and browsing through it to see what you find interesting, encouraging, and enlightening. Then, share some love by commenting, +1ing or sharing the posts of your sisters!* Please note, this is a very diverse group of women.  You're likely to see some people in these circles who will see, understand, or experience things differently than you.  They may or may not share your similar interests.  With that in mind, a few suggestions:     -- If you disagree with someone's views, you can very easily remove them from your circle.     -- Please post to public vs to these circles directly.  Each of us has separate preferences on notifications and we want to lift one another up, not bog down notifications.  I hope you all see some increased activity, make some new and inspired connections, and lift one another up as we share our brilliance.Original Post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/HHzp7g9aW9t2013-05-08 19:56:31324401632CC G+
Stephanie Calahan513FABULOUS WOMEN ON G+ Part 1 of 4My goal was to crowd-source a list of women on Google+.  I had originally expected maybe 50 names.  Much to my surprise and #Gratitude , I received over 400+ comments filled with love and positive energy to help curate this list of well over 1310 beautiful people. I would say this was a success and now I'm sharing with everyone (this is shared public too).If you're getting a notification about this it's because you've been identified as a Fabulous Woman on G+ that is Actively posting and Engaging here.  See the bottom of this message for the original post where names were collected.I thought you would want to know that you have been identified as someone the G+ community should connect with!  I don't send out notifications unless there is 100% warranted.#Google+ will only allow me to share 500 at a time, so the list has been broken down in to 4 circles.  I would have shared one massive circle if I was allowed.What You Can Do Now* Add these circles to your own circles by pressing the "View shared circle" button below. Then you can either add it to an existing circle of yours or add it as a new circle by giving it a new name. I've labeled mine "Fabulous Women on G+".* Once you've added it, I recommend visiting the stream for this circle and browsing through it to see what you find interesting, encouraging, and enlightening. Then, share some love by commenting, +1ing or sharing the posts of your sisters!* Please note, this is a very diverse group of women.  You're likely to see some people in these circles who will see, understand, or experience things differently than you.  They may or may not share your similar interests.  With that in mind, a few suggestions:     -- If you disagree with someone's views, you can very easily remove them from your circle.     -- Please post to public vs to these circles directly.  Each of us has separate preferences on notifications and we want to lift one another up, not bog down notifications.  I hope you all see some increased activity, make some new and inspired connections, and lift one another up as we share our brilliance. #women #womenongoogleplus #fabfems #female #femalesongoogleplus #activeusers #activedirectory #activeengagers #googleplusengagers  Original Post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/HHzp7g9aW9t2013-05-08 17:49:2927121419CC G+
Bob Mulholland15,049#StarTrek   #SharedCircle  Beam these awesome Trekkies into your Circles. Want to be assimilated? No Tribble at all, just +1 this post and I'll pull you in with my tractor beam.Energize.2013-05-03 23:43:2447511516CC G+
Profectum Foundation43A great group of people helping advance awareness for those on the #Autism spectrum.   #publiccirclesproject   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  If you would like to be added to the circle just share the circle and give us a +1.  Thanks 2013-05-03 13:12:36305001CC G+
Jack C Crawford60,726I'd like to share a special circle with you.  These folks are amazing most of the time.  When they are not, you must be patient.  They will be amazing very soon thereafter.Enjoy!(disclaimer: I added myself because I really like this group)2013-04-16 03:30:36501572755CC G+
Matthew Shuey1,381Socially Influential Google+ UsersThis is a hand picked circle of highly influential Google+ Users.To be added tho this or other circles do the following.1. Share this circle publicly2. Make sure your profile description is complete and country are visible in your profile3. Leave a comment4. Have a wonderful experience! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-03-18 22:46:5842726913CC G+
Matthew Shuey1,289Socially Engaged Google+ Users Updated 3-15-13Shared public circle of socially engaging and socially influential Google+ users.Feel free to add and share. To be added to this or other circles please do the following.1. Share this circle2. Confirm your share by leaving a comment on this postThis is a hand picked circle. #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles Enjoy!2013-03-15 20:29:3641813515CC G+
Matthew Shuey880Socially Engaged Google+ Users UpdatedThis circle contains socially influential and socially engaging  Google+ users.2013-03-08 04:24:2537411310CC G+
Matthew Shuey734Socially Engaged Google+ Users #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  2013-03-03 16:20:563541368CC G+
Bob Mulholland13,387Bob's G+ To-Do listMonday: Share my Don't Panic Circle ✔Tuesday: Share my Star Trek Circle ✔Wednesday: Share my Discover Indie CircleThursday: Share my Frank Zappa Fans CircleFriday: Share my Bacon Lovers Circle+1 today's Circle to get hooped.2013-02-19 18:22:1646516421CC G+
Stephane Desautels152+Lacerant Plainer originally shared this post:2013 Special!(If you're notified, you are in it!)Wish all you people a very Happy New Year! Carefully curated top of the pops people in this circle.... who are in here? People from all walks of life, but mainly helpful, funny, kind, wonderful and people worth following. Don't believe me? add them as a separate circle and watch that stream :)If you ever feel your Google Plus needs a boost, these are the people who you need to add!Feel free to reshare if you like!2013-01-02 11:22:4630017219CC G+
Lacerant Plainer26,483VIP Top Circle 2013 Special!(If you're notified, you are in it!)Wish all you people a very Happy New Year! Carefully curated top of the pops people in this circle.... who are in here? People from all walks of life, but mainly helpful, funny, kind, wonderful and people worth following. Don't believe me? add them as a separate circle and watch that stream :)If you ever feel your Google Plus needs a boost, these are the people who you need to add!Feel free to reshare if you like!(added myself, but feel free to drop me) #awesome   #happynewyear   #topcircles   #vip   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharingcircle   #sharingiscaring   #boost   #gplus   #googleplus  2013-01-01 09:38:02301772845CC G+
AyJay Schibig13,174AWESOME CIRCLESome awesome people in my new edition of this circle.  Add and  Re-Share  then Comment below if you believe you should be included !I keep  names and faces "fresh" across all of my 11 circles, so please ask only if you are not already in any of  my other circles. Thanks.Circles I am curating:21ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS (1&2), ALL KINDS, DISCOVERY, FULL CIRCLE,SOCIAL, ECLECTIC,ENGAGERS, AWESOME, NEW HORIZONS and BOOST#circleoftheday     #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou  2012-12-29 22:34:01331528CC G+
Bob Mulholland12,616+Dammit Jim! It's #StarTrek   #SharedCircle  time!Resistance is futile. We are Trekkies. We will assimilate you. You will click +1 or you will share this Circle, and you will be assimilated. We are Trekkies. We will assimilate you. Resistance is futile. Happy holidays, gang!2012-12-20 19:27:024668620CC G+
AyJay Schibig12,308AWESOME CIRCLESome awesome people in my new edition of this circle.  Add and  Re-Share  then Comment below if you believe you should be included !#circleoftheday    #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles    #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou  2012-12-14 03:17:263915411CC G+
Bob Mulholland12,239Live long and add this Circle #StarTrek   #SharedCircle  +1 to get beamed in.I don't notify anymore, but I add the  #StarTrek  hashtag to all Trekkie posts. Don't forget to add my Page +Dammit Jim! 2012-12-04 15:24:0045810414CC G+
AyJay Schibig11,448AWESOME CIRCLESome awesome people in my new edition of this circle.  Add and  Re-Share  then Comment below if you believe you should be included !  #circleoftheday    #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles    #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou  2012-12-03 23:23:444038312CC G+
Andrey Mashnich34,403Here is my top engager's circle ! #followfriday #Circles #Public #PublicCircle #CircleShare #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle #QSC #querosercirculado   #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare   #addmetoyourcircles #awesomeness   #awesomepeople #awesomecircle   #awesome   #awesomesauce #awesomeness #awesomepeople #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #awesomesauce #круг #SecretSanta   #círculo   #サークル   #cercle   #دائرة   #HappyBirthdayKim #Christmas2012 #FirstWorldProblems Apple #TheHobbit2012-11-28 20:40:424995315CC G+
Dave Tozier0Jack C Crawford originally shared this post:550 people .... they can't all fit in one circle, but they are all just as much fun.Hope you enjoy these two circles this evening!2012-11-23 01:53:06500204CC G+
AyJay Schibig10,675AWESOME CIRCLESome awesome people in this circle.  Add and  Re-Share  then Comment below if you believe you should be included !  #circleoftheday    #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles    #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou  2012-11-18 04:57:4742412319CC G+
Yvan Da Silva4,840Hi everyone,As many of you already know, I have a nice circle called "ReadThis", the name says it all. From time to time I go check what that circle is doing because I know they do great posts, have absolutely brilliant minds and have caught my attention at a moment or another.You don't have to do anything special to get in, this circle is in constant movement. People get in, some people get out etc. Depending on their posts, comments and activity. If you are new to Google+ then this is definitively a circle you might consider. You do not have to add them all, you can actually select which people you want to follow! Hope it will help you find great people.Happy Friday everyone ! #followfriday   #followfridaycircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  2012-11-09 16:53:45199303CC G+
Lacerant Plainer11,919My 'Awesome Engagers' CircleAlso sometimes called my 'VIP Circle'... Highly recommended folk with some extent of tech / geekiness / science / art and photography chops. But more importantly, people who I think are worth following. Their content is always great, engaging with them is a pleasure!Some of them don't even have me in their circles, but they are totally worth it! try adding this as an evaluation circle and see the awesomeness in your stream!If you want to see why some of them are added, follow the hashtag! Share this if you like the circle :) #lacerantplainerscircles  2012-10-27 03:43:342911132750CC G+
Alex Grossman27,422Last time I shared a relevancy circle was back in July. From then until now (October 19), it's only changed by 7 people, and most but not all of that was near the end of the list. So, it's remarkably consistent.These 99 users are on top of my relevance list (plus me since I'm relevant to myself, so a total of 100). I excluded Pages that were in there so as to only have people.Most of these folks are engaging with me through posts or comments (though some are clearly more by e-mail, such as a family member) and the Circle is definitely more accurate now than last time. Does the algorithm get better over time due to more data? I still suspect that as you go down you end up with a number of close calls in which the algorithm can go either way. If anybody has more details on the relevancy algorithm, I'd still be curious and interested to learn more about it.Anyway, these people are relevant to me and truly help me enjoy my time sharing, talking, discussing, and hanging out on G+. So, thank you to all of you :)TGIF and have a great start to the weekend!P.S. - Typical inconsistent G+ - I could share the Movie Lovers Circle earlier today with about 130 people being notified. However, by mid-morning I couldn't notify the 99 people in this Circle. Now, I can again. But it appears that instead of setting a limit on the number of people in a circle, maybe they've set a limit on the number of people you could notify in a set period of time? Very strange. If anybody has any clue as to why this is, please let me know.2012-10-20 03:24:2710023124CC G+
Alex Grossman27,364It's TGIF so hope you have a great day. Here's a Circle I thought I'd share today for Follow Friday - Movie Lovers Circle. This Circle is by request only and filled with people who love to talk about movies, all kinds, all genres, languages, you name it - the point is to have fun and share. If you're interested in joining in to the discussions, engaging with others, sharing and exchanging comments, please let me know and I can try and add you to this Circle (notification limits permitting). If you're a member of this circle, you agree to participate in a respectful manner. Due to the changing and, at times uncertain, notification restrictions Google has in terms of number of people you can notify with a post I've split this up into two Circle. The overflow from this Circle can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/102001774674190160714/posts/Ad9LJFo9PLrFYI - you can find today's movie thread at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/102001774674190160714/posts/RDDzuGdsvLX #followfriday   #followfridaycircle   #movies   #film  2012-10-19 14:01:4110111219CC G+
Dávíd Ben-'Ánáh'gín (‫דויד‬‎)4,609Healthy LivingIf you're interested in organic, fair-trade organic products (as in fair-trade chocolate and fair-trade coffee), non-GMO food (genetically modified organism), gluten-free, vegetarian lifestyle, vegan lifestyle, raw food lifestyle, raw vegan lifestyle, alternative medicine, naturopathic medicine, ayurvedic medicine (alternative medicine in India), homeopathic medicine, herbal medicine; then this is the circle for you.If you could careless about the above and/or are into starting arguments about why allopathic (peer-reviewed medicine and scientists) is more right than naturopathic (alternative medicine and scientists), then please click on the arrow on the upper right corner and click mute. This will save a lot of precious time for myself as well as for you.Otherwise enjoy the information shared in the circle. Unfortunately, I wont be able to add anyone to the circle, because I'm tapped out and at the Following limit of 5k. Add yourself to the circle and to your circle collection and you should be able to see our posts to this circle.Happy plussing!2012-10-18 13:54:08173011CC G+
Peter Edenist7,110SciFi Circle for share! SF Circle #2 (Also termed as SF New circle)This is the final share of this circle before a hard curate and removal of any inactive accounts, so please bear with me.If you are dropped, please ask for an add back and I will!My algorithm awards points for sharing, plussing, engaging, posting (relevant) etc. etc. I can't capture everything and sometimes it gets silly!Please share!!!#scifi #scififans #scififriday #scifichat #scifiwatcher #sciencefiction #sciencefictionandfantasy #sciencefictiontelevision #sciencefictionmovies #sf #scifichannel #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles #publiccirclesproject #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #sharingmeansthankyou #topcircles #science #sciencefiction #circlesunday #weekendproject #newcircle   #awesomesauce   2012-10-04 10:46:23489607035CC G+
Bob Mulholland9,885#SharedCircles  It's #StarTrek #CircleShare time!Resistance is futile+1 to get beamed in.2012-10-01 03:09:384495525CC G+
Yvan Da Silva4,570I know I don't always read all your post guys, but if you are in here is because you do have posts that ROCK the world :D And because I don't have time to read all your posts, I give here the chance to others to do it :D  #sharedcircles   #circleshare  2012-09-17 12:36:44183603CC G+
Alex Grossman26,002It's TGIF so hope you have a great day. Here's a Circle I thought I'd share today for Follow Friday - Movie Lovers Circle. This Circle is by request only and filled with people who love to talk about movies, all kinds, all genres, languages, you name it - the point is to have fun and share. If you're interested in joining in to the discussions, engaging with others, sharing and exchanging comments, please let me know and I can try and add you to this Circle (notification limits permitting). If you're a member of this circle, you agree to participate in a respectful manner.FYI - you can find today's movie thread at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/102001774674190160714/posts/4Mfu1vAyyzg #followfriday   #followfridaycircle   #movies  2012-09-07 20:52:151001449CC G+

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2014-08-16 18:06:23 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Turkey is only the 4th country I‘ve been to so I‘m not exactly well-traveled. 4 countries is enough to start me wondering, "Why is this so common graffiti?"

Taiwan, Philippines, USA, Turkey... wildly different languages, religions, food, ways of crossing the street, social norms of queues and seating...why should each of them write the same English word in their graffiti?

Most reshares: 3

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2014-08-24 13:54:14 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)

The world is much smaller than I thought. Today the guest preacher at Nations Church here in Istanbul was my best friends from high school, Isaiah Persson and Jesse Emanuel, pastor in Beijing. Mark and Dayna Blair.

#Istanbul

Most plusones: 15

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2014-08-23 19:03:00 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

As I was getting on the ferry today somebody ran up and asked to take a picture with me. I found this a little odd until he said "because you're wearing my home country flag."

Turned out to be a group of 4 friends all from Taipei here to sight see in Istanbul--but only this guy was bold enough for a picture. I could have talked them into it but the rest of my group was getting on the boat without me.

We spoke almost entirely in Chinese and understood each other! I was really encouraged by this because (excepting Matthew Yang) all of the other Chinese-speakers I've met here in Istanbul have been from China or Hong Kong and they didn't hardly understand me which led to some "OMS, my Chinese sucks!" moments.

He had me write down my name so he could add me on FB, but I have already forgotten his name. :/ I did tell them to drop me a message when... more »

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2014-08-27 08:53:03 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Facepalm Moment

The janitor speaks to me in Turkish, my classmate Bugra translates to English, and I speak back to the janitor in Chinese.

Really helpful, Anna.

Facepalm Moment

The janitor speaks to me in Turkish, my classmate Bugra translates to English, and I speak back to the janitor in Chinese.

Really helpful, Anna.___

2014-08-26 16:06:29 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Friday can‘t get here soon enough! Finals week blues are hitting hard. In the words of my student Kevin, 「Play 下課,OK嗎?」Translation: play class dismissed, OK?

#CELTA #Kanghe #Chinglish

Friday can‘t get here soon enough! Finals week blues are hitting hard. In the words of my student Kevin, 「Play 下課,OK嗎?」Translation: play class dismissed, OK?

#CELTA #Kanghe #Chinglish___

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2014-08-26 08:26:30 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Shia Turkmen, Yazidis, Christians, Shiite Muslims... do they plan to kill everyone but themselves?

:'(

___Shia Turkmen, Yazidis, Christians, Shiite Muslims... do they plan to kill everyone but themselves?

:'(

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2014-08-26 08:18:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Very like.

Anatomy of Films - there are no new plots
http://bit.ly/1tBfgRX___Very like.

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2014-08-25 21:32:11 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Procrastination? What‘s that? We‘re not putting off lesson planning. Face masks totally help your concentration AND reduce TTT.

#CELTA

Procrastination? What‘s that? We‘re not putting off lesson planning. Face masks totally help your concentration AND reduce TTT.

#CELTA___

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2014-08-24 13:54:14 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)

The world is much smaller than I thought. Today the guest preacher at Nations Church here in Istanbul was my best friends from high school, Isaiah Persson and Jesse Emanuel, pastor in Beijing. Mark and Dayna Blair.

#Istanbul

The world is much smaller than I thought. Today the guest preacher at Nations Church here in Istanbul was my best friends from high school, Isaiah Persson and Jesse Emanuel, pastor in Beijing. Mark and Dayna Blair.

#Istanbul___

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2014-08-24 13:45:12 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

I think I can hear the Hallelujah Chorus!

#Istanbul

I think I can hear the Hallelujah Chorus!

#Istanbul___

2014-08-23 21:26:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

For the poetry of Ecclesiastes I prefer KJV. This was my first time reading this chapter in NLT and it felt like reading it for the first time. Take a look!

http://bible.com/116/ECC7.1 A good reputation is more valuable than costly perfume. And the day you die is better than the day you are born. Better to spend your time at funerals than at parties. After all, everyone dies— so the living should take this to heart. Sorrow is better than laughter, for sadness has a refining influence on us. A wise person thinks a lot about death, while a fool thinks only about having a good time. Don’t long for “the good old days.” This is not wise. Wisdom is even better when you have money. Both are a benefit as you go through life. Wisdom and money can get you almost anything, but only wisdom can save your life. Accept the way God does things, for who can straighten what he has made crooked? Enjoyprosper... more »

For the poetry of Ecclesiastes I prefer KJV. This was my first time reading this chapter in NLT and it felt like reading it for the first time. Take a look!

http://bible.com/116/ECC7.1 A good reputation is more valuable than costly perfume. And the day you die is better than the day you are born. Better to spend your time at funerals than at parties. After all, everyone dies— so the living should take this to heart. Sorrow is better than laughter, for sadness has a refining influence on us. A wise person thinks a lot about death, while a fool thinks only about having a good time. Don’t long for “the good old days.” This is not wise. Wisdom is even better when you have money. Both are a benefit as you go through life. Wisdom and money can get you almost anything, but only wisdom can save your life. Accept the way God does things, for who can straighten what he has made crooked? Enjoy prosperity while you can, but when hard times strike, realize that both come from God. Remember that nothing is certain in this life. I have seen everything in this meaningless life, including the death of good young people and the long life of wicked people. So don’t be too good or too wise! Why destroy yourself? On the other hand, don’t be too wicked either. Don’t be a fool! Why die before your time? Pay attention to these instructions, for anyone who fears God will avoid both extremes.
Bible.com/app___

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2014-08-23 19:12:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

The #CELTA peanut gallery, L-R: Bugru, me, Steve, Vuslat, and Samantha. Vuslat sits with us, but she‘s much too angelic to sass like the rest of us do. And even though we whisper nonstop we still manage to provide approx. 75% of the answers. I‘m gonna miss them come September!

Picture taken on Vuslat‘s camera by classmate Mohammed.

#Istanbul #同學愛

The #CELTA peanut gallery, L-R: Bugru, me, Steve, Vuslat, and Samantha. Vuslat sits with us, but she‘s much too angelic to sass like the rest of us do. And even though we whisper nonstop we still manage to provide approx. 75% of the answers. I‘m gonna miss them come September!

Picture taken on Vuslat‘s camera by classmate Mohammed.

#Istanbul #同學愛___

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2014-08-23 19:03:00 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

As I was getting on the ferry today somebody ran up and asked to take a picture with me. I found this a little odd until he said "because you're wearing my home country flag."

Turned out to be a group of 4 friends all from Taipei here to sight see in Istanbul--but only this guy was bold enough for a picture. I could have talked them into it but the rest of my group was getting on the boat without me.

We spoke almost entirely in Chinese and understood each other! I was really encouraged by this because (excepting Matthew Yang) all of the other Chinese-speakers I've met here in Istanbul have been from China or Hong Kong and they didn't hardly understand me which led to some "OMS, my Chinese sucks!" moments.

He had me write down my name so he could add me on FB, but I have already forgotten his name. :/ I did tell them to drop me a message when... more »

As I was getting on the ferry today somebody ran up and asked to take a picture with me. I found this a little odd until he said "because you're wearing my home country flag."

Turned out to be a group of 4 friends all from Taipei here to sight see in Istanbul--but only this guy was bold enough for a picture. I could have talked them into it but the rest of my group was getting on the boat without me.

We spoke almost entirely in Chinese and understood each other! I was really encouraged by this because (excepting Matthew Yang) all of the other Chinese-speakers I've met here in Istanbul have been from China or Hong Kong and they didn't hardly understand me which led to some "OMS, my Chinese sucks!" moments.

He had me write down my name so he could add me on FB, but I have already forgotten his name. :/ I did tell them to drop me a message when they did add me so I would know who it was. Sure hope they do!

#Istanbul #Taiwan #台灣___

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2014-08-21 22:03:44 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

#ABKA  

Excuses are easy to manufacture, but hard to sell.  Read the #Word  ___ #ABKA  

2014-08-21 21:18:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Oh my word. 3rd week of #CELTA  is flying by. I'm 3/4th done with assignments and 5/8ths with teaching practices.

It's not as hard as I thought it would be, honestly. And it's much more applicable to my classroom at #Kanghe  than I thought it would be.

Now, to finish strong!

#Istanbul  

Oh my word. 3rd week of #CELTA  is flying by. I'm 3/4th done with assignments and 5/8ths with teaching practices.

It's not as hard as I thought it would be, honestly. And it's much more applicable to my classroom at #Kanghe  than I thought it would be.

Now, to finish strong!

#Istanbul  ___

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2014-08-21 06:16:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

很讚!

#ALSIceBucketChallenge #cpop

很讚!

#ALSIceBucketChallenge #cpop___

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2014-08-19 22:20:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Still my all-time favorite #cpop  song and one of the few I can kind-of-sort-of sing.

+林俊傑 JJ Lin 你是我最愛的!

Still my all-time favorite #cpop  song and one of the few I can kind-of-sort-of sing.

+林俊傑 JJ Lin 你是我最愛的!___

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2014-08-19 21:41:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Via a +1 from +Jeremy Hodges 

Still one of my favorite quotes of all time:
Uncle Iroh: Pride is not the opposite of shame, but it's source. True humility is the only antidote to shame.

For myself, I am weary (and indeed within myself) that so many see pride as anything other than the very peril of the soul that it is.___Via a +1 from +Jeremy Hodges 

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2014-08-19 21:37:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

A bit of love for your stream! :')

My granddaughter lost most of her hair from falling our after a surgical operation. Each day more hair was falling out. So eventually it was easier to cut it all off.

My other granddaughter got all her hair cut off at the same time so her sister would not feel alone.

It is a big thing to cut off all your hair but a bigger thing to show love and support for your sister.

___A bit of love for your stream! :')

2014-08-19 06:52:05 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

"You've proved yourself by your years of training. You've proved yourself by taking and passing a rigorous test for each rank. Your belt is the proof of that work and the work, time and effort are the proof of the belt. So, out on the street you don't have to prove anything. Karate ni sente nashi. Karate man never strikes first." --my Sensei +Scott Murry 

That might not be an exact quote but it was the gist of a lesson Mr. Murry gave us about when we should and shouldn't use our karate.

Yesterday in a conversation with a #CELTA  classmate, Bugra, about friendships and how they weather through the years I said "If it's someone I did karate with..." and Bugra immediately bent over with laughter.

"What?"

"*You* took a karate course?!"

"I've been doing karate for 11 years now."more »

"You've proved yourself by your years of training. You've proved yourself by taking and passing a rigorous test for each rank. Your belt is the proof of that work and the work, time and effort are the proof of the belt. So, out on the street you don't have to prove anything. Karate ni sente nashi. Karate man never strikes first." --my Sensei +Scott Murry 

That might not be an exact quote but it was the gist of a lesson Mr. Murry gave us about when we should and shouldn't use our karate.

Yesterday in a conversation with a #CELTA  classmate, Bugra, about friendships and how they weather through the years I said "If it's someone I did karate with..." and Bugra immediately bent over with laughter.

"What?"

"*You* took a karate course?!"

"I've been doing karate for 11 years now."

"Really? Could you kick my ass?"

"I'm not gonna to right this moment."

And it honestly didn't tick me off. He knows nothing and that's not his fault. And I have nothing to prove. I already did that in the ring.

#ABKA  ___

2014-08-19 05:08:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

For my #OKC friends.

**CASTING CALL**
We need one boy and one girl (ages 6-9) for a Skit Guys mini-movie that films TOMORROW TUES AUG 19 in Oklahoma City. Both are paid roles, and no previous experience is required. Good manners and able to follow instructions are a big plus! Please send pictures to production@skitguys.com to be considered for the project!

HAVE AN OLD CAR?
Do you have a 1975 or earlier car in good condition and live in the Oklahoma City area? Come to our movie set TOMORROW TUES AUG 19 and let a Skit Guy drive your car! We'll even pay you! Please send pictures of your car to production@skitguys.com.___For my #OKC friends.

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2014-08-18 21:19:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

I think this #ALSIceBucketChallenge is harder to do in Asian culture so it means more to me that Asian popstars would do it. I‘m very curious to see if Jolin will accept the challenge considering Chinese people‘s ideas of women‘s health.

Way to go +林俊傑 JJ Lin !! Hope you gave money, too!

#cpop

I think this #ALSIceBucketChallenge is harder to do in Asian culture so it means more to me that Asian popstars would do it. I‘m very curious to see if Jolin will accept the challenge considering Chinese people‘s ideas of women‘s health.

Way to go +林俊傑 JJ Lin !! Hope you gave money, too!

#cpop___

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2014-08-18 15:48:45 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

Hehehehe!

;)___Hehehehe!

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2014-08-18 09:04:00 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

星期一快樂!Happy Monday!

Here's an acoustic from a Taiwanese rocker band to start your work week off with.

This will be week three of #CELTA  for me. What's on your agenda?

#cpop  

星期一快樂!Happy Monday!

Here's an acoustic from a Taiwanese rocker band to start your work week off with.

This will be week three of #CELTA  for me. What's on your agenda?

#cpop  ___

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2014-08-17 21:58:12 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

I Peter 5:8-11
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

彼得前書 5:8-11
你們要謹守、警醒。你們的仇敵魔鬼,好像吼叫的獅子走來走去,尋找可以吞吃的人; 你們要用堅強的信心抵擋他,因為知道你們在世上的弟兄,也經歷過同樣的苦難。但滿有恩典的 神,就是在基督裡召你們進入他永遠榮耀的那一位,在你們受了短暫的苦難之後,必定親自成全你們,堅固你們,賜力量給你們,建立你們。 願權能歸給他,直到永遠。阿們。

Bible.com/app... more »

I Peter 5:8-11
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

彼得前書 5:8-11
你們要謹守、警醒。你們的仇敵魔鬼,好像吼叫的獅子走來走去,尋找可以吞吃的人; 你們要用堅強的信心抵擋他,因為知道你們在世上的弟兄,也經歷過同樣的苦難。 但滿有恩典的 神,就是在基督裡召你們進入他永遠榮耀的那一位,在你們受了短暫的苦難之後,必定親自成全你們,堅固你們,賜力量給你們,建立你們。 願權能歸給他,直到永遠。阿們。

Bible.com/app___

2014-08-17 21:22:04 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Perceptions of Americans

There's only one other American in my #CELTA class, a gal named Sheila originally from Boston and most recently from Connecticut.

Last week she had trouble with her US bank flagging a money transfer that was supposed to pay her landlord. She was on the phone with them for an hour. She paced all up and down the lobby and library of the school, yelling into her phone, demanding to speak to managers, and thoroughly chewing out what felt like the entire Chase organization. As I fled out the door to go hang out with the smokers outside just to get away from her voice, I drawled in my head Rude Yankee!

And then I wanted to cry cuz I realized to all the non-Americans she and I were both yankees. No wonder they don't like us rude Americans, I thought to myself.

The very next day somehow I ended up in a conversation with Sheila and... more »

Perceptions of Americans

There's only one other American in my #CELTA class, a gal named Sheila originally from Boston and most recently from Connecticut.

Last week she had trouble with her US bank flagging a money transfer that was supposed to pay her landlord. She was on the phone with them for an hour. She paced all up and down the lobby and library of the school, yelling into her phone, demanding to speak to managers, and thoroughly chewing out what felt like the entire Chase organization. As I fled out the door to go hang out with the smokers outside just to get away from her voice, I drawled in my head Rude Yankee!

And then I wanted to cry cuz I realized to all the non-Americans she and I were both yankees. No wonder they don't like us rude Americans, I thought to myself.

The very next day somehow I ended up in a conversation with Sheila and a few other people that started off with Sheila being obviously a Northeastern American and ended up with Sheila point-blank asking me "You don't think I'm rude, do you?" I didn't say anything for about two seconds and she jumped in "So you do think I'm rude." I responded diplomatically with "No, I think we come from very different cultures with very different social norms of politeness."

I think she was still hurt and mad. Yankee.

#CulturalVignette   #Istanbul  ___

2014-08-17 17:15:08 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Perceptions of Americans

The first day of my #CELTA class I brought my passport for the school to copy. I was chatting with some other students as we sat at too-small tables filling out paperwork. Hany from Egypt, Francis from the States, Saied from Iran... When the secretary returned my passport Hany was riveted.

"Can I see it?" He asked. I hesitate and he laughs at me. "Just to look!"

As he thumbed through it he said "I‘ve been told that if someone has one of these and gets into trouble anywhere in the world the American govt will send an army to help them."

I laugh unbelievingly as I tuck it away in the inner-most pocket of my bag. "Hahaha, no. I‘m definitely on my own. If I get into trouble they will say its my own dumb fault. The US consulate won‘t even help with getting a translator if I‘marreste... more »

Perceptions of Americans

The first day of my #CELTA class I brought my passport for the school to copy. I was chatting with some other students as we sat at too-small tables filling out paperwork. Hany from Egypt, Francis from the States, Saied from Iran... When the secretary returned my passport Hany was riveted.

"Can I see it?" He asked. I hesitate and he laughs at me. "Just to look!"

As he thumbed through it he said "I‘ve been told that if someone has one of these and gets into trouble anywhere in the world the American govt will send an army to help them."

I laugh unbelievingly as I tuck it away in the inner-most pocket of my bag. "Hahaha, no. I‘m definitely on my own. If I get into trouble they will say its my own dumb fault. The US consulate won‘t even help with getting a translator if I‘m arrested."

Hany seemed to weigh what I said carefully but he didn‘t say anything about it again. I wonder if he believed me and how wide-spread that idea is.

#CulturalVignette  ___

2014-08-17 15:59:56 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

What‘s this hollow feeling in my core? Oh, maybe I need to do more than drink coffee and eat 10 almonds in a day.

I was busy, OK?

What‘s this hollow feeling in my core? Oh, maybe I need to do more than drink coffee and eat 10 almonds in a day.

I was busy, OK?___

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2014-08-16 20:40:14 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

I don't usually care for Distractify, but this article is really good! Perspective can change everything.

I don't usually care for Distractify, but this article is really good! Perspective can change everything.___

2014-08-16 19:09:40 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

I have no idea why it's only just #autoawesome  ing this, but here ya go!

#Kinmen   #金門  

I have no idea why it's only just #autoawesome  ing this, but here ya go!

#Kinmen   #金門  ___

2014-08-16 19:04:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

"Suppose one reads a story of filthy atrocities in the paper. Then suppose that something turns up suggesting that the story might not be quite true, or not quite so bad as it was made out. Is one’s first feeling, `Thank God, even they aren’t quite so bad as that,’ or is it a feeling of disappointment, and even a determination to cling to the first story for the sheer pleasure of thinking your enemies as bad as possible? If it is the second then it is, I am afraid, the first step in a process which, if followed to the end, will make us into devils. You see, one is beginning to wish that black was a little blacker. If we give that wish its head, later on we shall wish to see grey as black, and then to see white itself as black. Finally, we shall insist on seeing everything - God and our friends and ourselves included - as bad, and not be able to stop doing it: we shall be fixed for ever in aunive... more »

"Suppose one reads a story of filthy atrocities in the paper. Then suppose that something turns up suggesting that the story might not be quite true, or not quite so bad as it was made out. Is one’s first feeling, `Thank God, even they aren’t quite so bad as that,’ or is it a feeling of disappointment, and even a determination to cling to the first story for the sheer pleasure of thinking your enemies as bad as possible? If it is the second then it is, I am afraid, the first step in a process which, if followed to the end, will make us into devils. You see, one is beginning to wish that black was a little blacker. If we give that wish its head, later on we shall wish to see grey as black, and then to see white itself as black. Finally, we shall insist on seeing everything - God and our friends and ourselves included - as bad, and not be able to stop doing it: we shall be fixed for ever in a universe of pure hatred." - C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity___

2014-08-16 18:19:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Via +Peter Bromberg

I have a Marine who needs emergency housing for him and his family in Columbus, Ohio...anyone out there can help?

Here's the Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/Assistance/comments/2dnfe8/marine_veteran_trying_to_avoid_homelessnessxpost/___Via +Peter Bromberg

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2014-08-16 18:17:08 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

Excellent read!

The trouble with trolls (and how to beat them)

Twitter exploded in activity after the tragic suicide of actor and comedian Robin Williams. http://goo.gl/q5fQbd

The vast majority of the commentary was in the form of loving tributes and remembrances of a widely beloved entertainer.

But two days later, William's daughter Zelda said this on Twitter: "I'm sorry. I should've risen above. Deleting this from my devices for a good long time, maybe forever. Time will tell. Goodbye."

Zelda Williams was driven off of Twitter by a troll or trolls using the names PimpStory and MrGoosebuster. The accounts sent her messages and pictures that are too horrible to relate here. She tweeted to her followers: "Please report @PimpStory @MrGoosebuster. I'm shaking. I can't. Please."

This event is the trolling crisis in a nutshell. A vulnerable person. A sociopath or two on social media tormenting that person without consequence, totally beyond the reach of everyone (in fact, the pain caused and the attention grabbed rewarded them). Even millions of well-wishers and supporters can't overcome the pain caused by the heartless trolling of a tiny number of people.

The Telegraph newspaper this week published an article with a headline that proclaimed, "Online Trolls Are Forcing Women "Offline."

Anyone can be hurt by trolls. But some people are especially targeted -- women, youth, members of LGTB community, minorities and those suffering from personal crises.

Trolls silence, shame, harass, horrify and stress people, sometimes to a life-threatening degree.

Can anything be done about it?

The answer is yes. Here's how: 
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250405/The_trouble_with_trolls_and_how_to_beat_them_

#troll   #trolling   #trolls  

(Pic props to Nintendo)___Excellent read!

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2014-08-16 18:06:23 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Turkey is only the 4th country I‘ve been to so I‘m not exactly well-traveled. 4 countries is enough to start me wondering, "Why is this so common graffiti?"

Taiwan, Philippines, USA, Turkey... wildly different languages, religions, food, ways of crossing the street, social norms of queues and seating...why should each of them write the same English word in their graffiti?

Turkey is only the 4th country I‘ve been to so I‘m not exactly well-traveled. 4 countries is enough to start me wondering, "Why is this so common graffiti?"

Taiwan, Philippines, USA, Turkey... wildly different languages, religions, food, ways of crossing the street, social norms of queues and seating...why should each of them write the same English word in their graffiti?___

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2014-08-16 11:02:08 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

Zing! As usual, humor lets us see ourselves better.

___Zing! As usual, humor lets us see ourselves better.

2014-08-16 09:38:05 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

英文語法 , 我討厭你 . I hate you, English grammar.

#CELTA  

英文語法 , 我討厭你 . I hate you, English grammar.

#CELTA  ___

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2014-08-15 18:18:03 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

My student Ceren is introducing me to Turkish music. :-D

Nil Karaibrahimgil - İstanbul'dayım: http://youtu.be/s5KS_A5LMvk

My student Ceren is introducing me to Turkish music. :-D

Nil Karaibrahimgil - İstanbul'dayım: http://youtu.be/s5KS_A5LMvk___

2014-08-15 07:58:48 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

I know that...

My life is awesome. I'm living the dream. I have a job I love. I get to travel. I'm growing as a person.

My life is full of wonderful people--family, church, coworkers, karate, students. They treat me so well and they are so precious to me.

There are other people, whole communities that have really, really big problems right now. Their everyday struggles are beyond my comprehension.

So, in light of all that, is it wrong for me to say this?

I'm tired of being single. I really wish I had that one person that was just mine and I was just his. And we could live this dream with these wonderful people and continue to grow together.

I know that...

My life is awesome. I'm living the dream. I have a job I love. I get to travel. I'm growing as a person.

My life is full of wonderful people--family, church, coworkers, karate, students. They treat me so well and they are so precious to me.

There are other people, whole communities that have really, really big problems right now. Their everyday struggles are beyond my comprehension.

So, in light of all that, is it wrong for me to say this?

I'm tired of being single. I really wish I had that one person that was just mine and I was just his. And we could live this dream with these wonderful people and continue to grow together.___

2014-08-14 06:24:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Cultural Vignette

One of my classmates at ITI is Annie May, a lady from Mindanao, Philippines living here in Istanbul. I've always seen her wearing long sleeves, full-length pants/skirt, and a head scarf. Last night we were looking together at pictures from her family vacation to the Philippines and she noted that in her home country she is free and open--she doesn't cover herself.

"I didn't use to cover up here in Istanbul, but in 2009 I was harassed. They thought they could because I wasn't covered. So now I think it's safer to cover up."

She asked me why I had gone to San Isidro and I said that my friend Pastor Leo's seminary classmate had a church there and we went to see him. This led to questions about faith. I described myself first as Christian and with further questioning as Protestant. She said her mother had been... more »

Cultural Vignette

One of my classmates at ITI is Annie May, a lady from Mindanao, Philippines living here in Istanbul. I've always seen her wearing long sleeves, full-length pants/skirt, and a head scarf. Last night we were looking together at pictures from her family vacation to the Philippines and she noted that in her home country she is free and open--she doesn't cover herself.

"I didn't use to cover up here in Istanbul, but in 2009 I was harassed. They thought they could because I wasn't covered. So now I think it's safer to cover up."

She asked me why I had gone to San Isidro and I said that my friend Pastor Leo's seminary classmate had a church there and we went to see him. This led to questions about faith. I described myself first as Christian and with further questioning as Protestant. She said her mother had been Protestant, but then she married a Catholic so she raised her family as Catholic. Now Annie May has married a Muslim so she is raising her family as Muslim. When I asked her what her own faith was she laughed said "What my husband is--Muslim."

#Istanbul   #CELTA   #Philippines   #CulturalVignette  ___

2014-08-13 20:58:50 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

+James Bavido would be proud of me. I'm NOT going to see what all the yelling/cheering/honking/fireworks-or-was-that-gunfire hubbub is about approximately 2 blocks away. No, I'm being a good girl, just sitting here working on my lesson plan...

#Istanbul   #CELTA  

+James Bavido would be proud of me. I'm NOT going to see what all the yelling/cheering/honking/fireworks-or-was-that-gunfire hubbub is about approximately 2 blocks away. No, I'm being a good girl, just sitting here working on my lesson plan...

#Istanbul   #CELTA  ___

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2014-08-12 07:23:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

I'm listening to a lot of music as I do the #CELTA  so fair warning that the majority of my posts here in August might be music videos.

I think it was +Geof Fantastico that posted Johnny Cash's Hurt the other day. I still prefer that version, because the lyrics are so powerful. However, these cellos communicate the same emotion--I found it quite moving.

I'm listening to a lot of music as I do the #CELTA  so fair warning that the majority of my posts here in August might be music videos.

I think it was +Geof Fantastico that posted Johnny Cash's Hurt the other day. I still prefer that version, because the lyrics are so powerful. However, these cellos communicate the same emotion--I found it quite moving.___

2014-08-12 06:04:49 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

I came to the sudden realization that somewhere in the past 6 months the G+ mobile app has really slid down hill.

--It doesn't notify me when it should. I will open the app and find 5 notifications waiting for me that I had no idea where there.

--It doesn't refresh the stream when I open the app. It's like it's frozen in time from the last time I opened it.

--It's incredibly slow to load.

What happened +Google+ ?! :(

I came to the sudden realization that somewhere in the past 6 months the G+ mobile app has really slid down hill.

--It doesn't notify me when it should. I will open the app and find 5 notifications waiting for me that I had no idea where there.

--It doesn't refresh the stream when I open the app. It's like it's frozen in time from the last time I opened it.

--It's incredibly slow to load.

What happened +Google+ ?! :(___

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2014-08-11 05:32:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

"The first reported instance of the reclaimed use of the letter actually took place during a church service in east Baghdad on Sunday, led by Zako. According to reports, about 200 Muslims had joined in solidarity, many holding leaflets stating “I am Iraqi, I am Christian.” Other marked themselves with the letter ن."

"The first reported instance of the reclaimed use of the letter actually took place during a church service in east Baghdad on Sunday, led by Zako. According to reports, about 200 Muslims had joined in solidarity, many holding leaflets stating “I am Iraqi, I am Christian.” Other marked themselves with the letter ن."___

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2014-08-10 19:51:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

No story here. Just a song I really like.

#cpop  

No story here. Just a song I really like.

#cpop  ___

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2014-08-10 19:18:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Here's a musical flashback for you.

I first heard this song when Tomoko, a Japanese exchange student spending 3 weeks in the tiny wheat town I lived in in Eastern Washington, played a Savage Garden cd for me. I was 11 or 12 and I was pulling away from my dad's idea that any music with a beat was evil. The lyrics of this song appealed to me the most out of the 10 or 12 songs on the album. I don't even remember which album it was. I remember I copied the lyrics down into my notebook from the CD cover booklet.

Here's a musical flashback for you.

I first heard this song when Tomoko, a Japanese exchange student spending 3 weeks in the tiny wheat town I lived in in Eastern Washington, played a Savage Garden cd for me. I was 11 or 12 and I was pulling away from my dad's idea that any music with a beat was evil. The lyrics of this song appealed to me the most out of the 10 or 12 songs on the album. I don't even remember which album it was. I remember I copied the lyrics down into my notebook from the CD cover booklet.___

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2014-08-09 10:14:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

"Convert to Islam, pay a fine, or die by the sword." ISIS ultimatium to Christians in Mosul, Iraq.

My Iraqi brothers and sisters are so strong! Horror is the only word I can think of to describe the situation. :'(

#PrayForMosul

"Convert to Islam, pay a fine, or die by the sword." ISIS ultimatium to Christians in Mosul, Iraq.

My Iraqi brothers and sisters are so strong! Horror is the only word I can think of to describe the situation. :'(

#PrayForMosul___

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2014-08-09 06:16:33 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

大家早安!Good morning everybody! I‘m not very into selfies, hut I feel like good hair days should be recorded!

#vanity

大家早安!Good morning everybody! I‘m not very into selfies, hut I feel like good hair days should be recorded!

#vanity___

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2014-08-08 22:44:24 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Got to enjoy friends and live jazz in Taksim on a Friday night! It felt like a dream!

I don‘t know this couple in the windowsill but I loved how it framed them and how peaceful they were in the midst of a flurry of activity.

Got to enjoy friends and live jazz in Taksim on a Friday night! It felt like a dream!

I don‘t know this couple in the windowsill but I loved how it framed them and how peaceful they were in the midst of a flurry of activity.___

2014-08-08 21:02:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

The Chinese word for Dad is 爸爸、ba ba. The number eight 八 is also pronounced ba. So, August 8th is Chinese Father‘s Day!

+James Bavido 父親節快樂!

The Chinese word for Dad is 爸爸、ba ba. The number eight 八 is also pronounced ba. So, August 8th is Chinese Father‘s Day!

+James Bavido 父親節快樂!___

2014-08-05 05:40:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

My plus notifications grouped all the birthday greetings together and when tapped on would only show me the most recent. That just sucks +Google+

To all of you dear people who thought of me on my birthday, THANK YOU!!!

My plus notifications grouped all the birthday greetings together and when tapped on would only show me the most recent. That just sucks +Google+

To all of you dear people who thought of me on my birthday, THANK YOU!!!___

2014-08-01 14:28:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Buying groceries through a language barrier is always an adventure. What I thought was milk has turned out to be a thin SALTY yogurt. The Scot in me is so cheap I‘m gonna drink it anyway!

#Istanbul  

Buying groceries through a language barrier is always an adventure. What I thought was milk has turned out to be a thin SALTY yogurt. The Scot in me is so cheap I‘m gonna drink it anyway!

#Istanbul  ___

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2014-08-01 10:49:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

2014 karate and English summer camps photo dump.

#Kinmen #ABKA #金門

2014 karate and English summer camps photo dump.

#Kinmen #ABKA #金門___

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2014-08-01 08:46:46 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

Excellent read

___Excellent read

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