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Ole Olson48,121It has come to light that Google has started funding and supporting some of the most vile right wing extremist collectives and corporate front groups in America. Join us by changing your avatar and boycotting every single Google service for one day in protest. On Wednesday, December 11th make a serious attempt to not use anything Google. No Google Searches. No Google+. No gmail. No Youtube. No Google Calendar. No Blogger. No Google Maps. No Google Photos. No Google translate. No Google reverse image search. No Google Play. No Google Drive. No Google Books. No Google Shopping. Nothing.  (Android is immune since it is Open Source). If nothing else, just think of this as a challenge to see if you are able to spend a day on the internet without using a single Google product or service or just take the day off and enjoy the real world for a change. Google, many of us are your most loyal users, and we love the technical direction everything is heading by rolling all services into Google+ but it must be understood in no uncertain terms that we vehemently disagree with your decision to start to fund proto-fascist, right wing extremist, anti-environmental, anti-worker, and anti-science shock fronts like:•ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council)•American Conservative Union•Americans for Tax Reform•CATO Institute•Federalist Society•George Mason University Law School Law and Economics Center•Heritage Action•Mercatus Center•National Taxpayers Union•R Street Institute•Texas Public Policy Foundation______________________________________________More information:Don’t Be Evil? Google Funding a Slew of Right-Wing Groups http://billmoyers.com/2013/12/04/dont-be-evil-google-funding-a-slew-of-right-wing-groups/Tell Google CEO Larry Page to Cut Ties with ALEC http://org.salsalabs.com/o/632/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=14651Tell Google: Don't Be Evil With ALEC http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=8648#ShameOnGoogle  #Google    #DontBeEvil  One Day Boycott of ALL Google Products2013-12-11 07:00:00163 

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Tessa Schlesinger21,767This is my inner core circle  - the people from whom I share frequently. Sometimes, if someone hasn't been posting for a while, I will put them into another circle. I divide my circles into:1. Inner core ; people whose posts I share more often than others.2. Engagers: people with whom I engage and visa versa.3. My science circle. Geeky info that I like to read.4. My temporary circle; when I try out new people.2014-08-30 16:22:3688534
Nick Warner645Check out these awesome Crowdfunders2014-08-07 16:05:31470001
Hadrian Micciche20,993All of my posts today are shared from some of the people I follow. They may not have me in their circles, but I don't care. I want to see what they post and almost always find it informative and entertaining. These select few are in this circle.People who have either shared my posts, commented on them, or both, are also included. These are people who have engaged with my content and are likely to do the same for you. All of these folks are worthy of being added to your circles.Want to be added ? I don't do the typical "plus, comment, and share this circle" circle jerk. You know, of course, that folks always include themselves in a shared circle. I don't need you to indiscriminately promote me by sharing this circle. Just share or comment on any post of mine you find worthy and you'll be added to my circles. Offer void where prohibited by you posting:1. Only shares of other people's posts. I need to see original content, please.2. Blind links AKA link litter -- that is, not providing any commentary with your posts.3. Too many cat pictures -- if only done sparingly and other posts are informative and entertaining, no problemo.4. Too many pictures of your lunch, your overstarched shorts, or other inanities. That's what Facebook is for. :)5. Too many memes.6. Too many cat pictures. 7. Too many cat pictures.(Did I mention cat pictures?)8. Slurs or slander about LGBT folk, racism, sexism...9. Mistaking your fears for reality.10. Mistaking reality as a left-wing conspiracy.Yes, I'm a picky SOB --  but know this. None of the people in this circle do any of that stuff. Want to add people who have been vetted, have engaging content, and will engage with yours? Add this circle. 2014-07-13 16:53:56216223
Ryan Johnson9,043* Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle and follow*Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post#circle   #circleshare   #sharecircle   #circles   #sharecircleoftheday   #follow   #followback   #sport   #betting  2014-07-10 10:49:37492262053
Ole Olson46,666This is my original circle of progressives on G+. Add it for some hard hitting, unapologetic political information geared toward activating forward progress in America. 2014-06-28 03:56:553636518
Tessa Schlesinger20,569This is the circle of people I follow. I am not in it (so I'm not promoting myself). I follow them because they are interesting, sincere, have good stuff. Some of them have been here with me from day one.  They don't always interact every day, but I think it really depends on what you're looking for on G+. If you want people to interact with you, well, nobody can interact with everybody who adds them. There just isn't enough time to do that. On the other hand, if you'd like to read someone because they present informative, interesting, entertaining stuff, then this circle is interesting. I think it would appeal to atheists, agnostics, people who love beauty, travel, occasional humor, who are visual, intellectual, thinkers, humanist, and/or liberal. :)2014-05-08 15:31:52186503
Mark Anderson591This is a shared circle of people that have followed me and have an influence in the marketing industry. They vary from successful and just starting out but are all incredibly good people. Without a doubt, if you add them, you will have an even better Google Plus experience as they add you to their circles, plus, share and comment on your posts.#GooglePlus #CircleShare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles   #circlesharing  #circleshared  #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday  #sharedcircles #engagers #circleshare #engagerscircle #circlesharing #publicsharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #peopletofollow #publiccircle #socialnetworking #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #publiccircles  #publicsharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare2014-04-11 01:45:4749416919
Armando Lioss44,378“Active Engagers Shared Circle” 6.1Also known as the “Circle of Rivals” conformed by G+ users ready to stand for their points of view in an educated discussion and/or extending the discussion to their own streams... if you are looking into making your stream more dynamic, these are the guys you want to include... they are a diverse bunch of great plussers that includes liberals, progressives, conservatives, libertarians, religious, agnostics, atheists… from all around the world.In this shared circle you will find some interesting people to add to your circles, all of these G+ users currently actively engage my stream as well as other G+ users posts, so you can be sure they are getting involved in the Google Plus community.This “Active Engagers Shared Circle” version has been built with an improved algorithm that will filter occasional users and those that use hate speech or other nuisances to the common user. The main purpose of this series of Shared Circles is to expose new G+ users that are active engagers, but you may find even first generation ones in them.If you do not wish to be included in my future shared circles, please let me know with a comment to this post. I will remove you from any future shared circle I create, but I will keep you in my G+ circles.For TIPS TO GET PEOPLE TO CIRCLE YOU you may want to check:https://plus.google.com/u/0/111635150542674847021/posts/Q6c3ikBhdT3Thank you for your help making Google Plus adventure and exhilarating one… #activeusers   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #commenters   #topcircles  #circlesunday  Disclaimer: I don’t necessarily share or identify with the views of these G+ users, in fact with some of them we have completely antagonistic points of view and dissimilar interests…2014-04-07 15:38:3241991214
Becky Collins2,634Learning and Knowledge Management Circle - Feb22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:31:49991013
Claire Galczyk43,082I'll make this Simple....My only Shared Circle..Do what you want..2014-02-19 02:35:34136202
Brian Mcquillan2,5921. Plus this post2. Leave a comment (introduce yourself, if you’d like)3. Add this circle to your circles4. Add yourself to the circle5. Share this circle publicly to your stream#techlover   #photographers   #bloggers   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #share   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharemycircles   #sharemycircle   #iwillfollow   #followback   #followers#cardphoto   #circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #AwesomeCircle #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery   2014-02-11 07:29:252644211
Ole Olson38,548٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶If you're looking for some of the BEST engagers on Google+, this is it.Top notch commentary, good content support, and some out of this world posts to boot. =========================================I sculpted this circle personally over the last year, and this is it's first full release. The Top Engagers is guaranteed to make your G+ experience better. =========================================    #publicsharedcircles       #publiccircle       #circle         #circles    #thebigcommunity   #kingcircle #topcircleshare   #awesome       #awesomepeople       #shareyourcircle    #circleoftheday         #circleshare       #circlesharing           #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-01-27 09:48:552507811
Carlos Esteban32,281ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish. I will appreciate it. Have a nice day!Carlos 2014#3#circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle2014-01-16 13:53:50491129123180
Fabian Weiland619#sharedcircles #sharedcircle #neuroscience #psychology #science  2013-11-06 14:19:18139000
Tessa Schlesinger12,664These are the people I follow. If you would like to follow these people, feel free. There is no guarantee that they will add you if you do. You will be following them because you would like to hear what they have to say. There is no need to plus it, add a comment, and then share it in order for you to be added to some new circle which will be shared. This is the way we shared circles for the first two years. So feel free to add, or not. And I'm not in it so it isn't promoting myself. It's a gift to you, if you would like it. And, I suppose it's a gift to those who are in the circle that I freely give with no expectation of return.2013-11-03 12:52:17133335
Marie Axelsson9,706Hello and Thank you for the month of October!My month long project, with who interacts with me. Today the circle reached 500 people, but due to some bugs of G+ that I don't understand it doesn't say 500 anymore. However, here you all are. These are 500 people, who over the course of a month would have interacted with me. 500 people out of 9431 followers is a nice sum. :)Something I noticed is that some of the people weren't actually following me, but likely interacted due to someone else sharing their +1 activites on G+, which is a neat effect. Next month I will make another type of circle, not 100% sure yet, and there might actually end up being two for two purposes. They will of course both be shared. :D Good luck and enjoy each other's company! ;) 2013-10-31 16:57:1649855399
Fabian Weiland531#sharedcircles #sharedcircle #research #learning #communications  2013-10-31 09:13:1597104
Sharing Circle765MORE A CIRCLETo be included in close, just:1 - do +1 t the post;2 - comment the post;3 - include the circle among your circles;4 - share the circle (include yourself).Thanks..-#sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #diamondcircle   #awesome   #awesomesauce   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #diamondclub   #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles #publiccirclesproject #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #sharingmeansthankyou #topcircles #freakingawesome   2013-08-02 21:56:3850091026
Jan Havrda15,046This is Awesome circleVery vivid, visual and witty.Entertain yourself! #AwesomeCircle   #Awesome   #Circle2013-07-29 20:11:314307515
Steven Krohn5,460Here's a circle by someone that knows as much about circle sharing as anyone does.  +Jorgen Poulsen knows exactly what he's doing and this circle is his creation.  If you want in, please add and share before it gets too big because it will be growing quickly. Jorgen PoulsenShared publicly  -  Yesterday 4:36 AM #jpsharedcircles  ######################################G+ Captains and wannabe G+ Captains shared circleVersion 1: 20 July, 2013######################################This circle is purposely small so that new people who understand the concept of plussing, sharing and commenting can get in.If you’re already in this circle but don’t plus, share and comment then you will be removed next time it’s shared.To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:1) Plus the original post2) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)3) Comment on the original post when complete!Note: Add this circle weekly so you can get the new members!You can find all my shared circles by using #jpsharedcircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share   #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share   #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle   #socialmedia2013-07-21 22:39:161619418
Remi Vlăduceanu2,988Add yourself and share this Circe to grow. Happy Friday!2013-07-05 18:08:3215710010
Mithu Hassan24,721Happy Friday to you all !!1) Add circle to grow yourself2) Share Circled publicly to expand yourself3) Thanks to +Jorgen Poulsen to get favor you back. #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircles #publiccircle #fridaycircle2013-07-05 08:27:2215715840
Jorgen Poulsen15,429* G+ Veterans and G+ Newbies Shared Circle – Must Add*Let’s not forget that we all started with a big fat ZERO. Let’s help these newbies get some more followers.EVERYONE in this circle has engaged with me very recently. 1. If you’re already in the circle you know the drill. Plus and share.2. If you want to be in the circle then please leave a comment, plus the post and share it to Public, Your Circles and Extended Circles and I’ll add you in the next one.Feel free to connect with me at www.xeeme.com/jorgenpoulsenHere’s my latest blog: http://thecatalystpartnership.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/why-content-marketing-kicks-ss-infographic/#sharedcircle #circleshare #circlesharing #awesomepeople #sharedcircles #circles2013-07-05 08:07:54155424046
Frank Gainsford1,991 To help you decide if and whom you would like to include in your own stream, I’m adding some comments about these great people Warning: this contains information about each individual in the handpicked circle, so it’s long! ;-)Susanne Ramharter took the time to list everybody and explain their place in her circle.  this circle was orignaly shared by  +Susanne Ramharter and passed along by +Mark Traphagen  I added myself and shared again with you.  I blog about SEO  and  FUFISM at http://4ubrand.blogspot.combelow is Susanne's explanation of her circle to put you in the picture of who is in this shared  circle and why...My Google+ Mentors - people who are knowledgeable about Google+ and not only post great tips, but are always happy to engage and help out:++Denis Labelle  - Denis is a charming gentleman from Canada, who shares news, tips and helpful information about #Google +, #Technology and #Culture .+Euro Maestro - Euro Maestro is one of my ‘oldest’ companions here on Google+ and is passionate about Technology as well as social causes, which makes him especially important to me.+Jaana Nyström - Jaana is another one of the first people I met here, she is a wonderful, warm person who has done incredible work to help promote #Google + and its users and is not afraid to post the occasional cat photo - huzzah!+John Rakestraw -  John hosts hangouts on air to discuss various topics, many to do with the ‘human element’ of social media. He is a wonderful host and is kind enough to invite me to many of his #HOA .+Lee Smallwood - In addition to being a warm, yet also cool guy, Lee is editor of +imassera and the driving force behind +NOD3x, an excellent source of information about Google+ activities+Mark Traphagen - Mark impresses with his in-depth knowledge of marketing, social media and willingness to share it in a kind and friendly manner.+martin shervington - After much banter on posts and comments, Martin lured me into one of his hangouts about 18 months ago and has been a never ending source of information (do check out his videos!) , help, fun, and intriguing conversation ever since.+Ronnie Bincer - speaking of videos, Ronnie is my absolute ‘go-to’ guy when I need information or help with #video , #hangouts or #communities .+Thomas Morffew - Thomas is another great source of information about Technology and Google+ while lightening his stream with amusing lighter pieces to brighten the day.My fellow #Art Lovers and Artists:+Abigail Markov, +Lena Levin, +Marie Hélène Visconti, and +Marilyn Fenn are four intelligent, fantastic women, all artist in their own rights, who won’t spam your stream with their work, but provide regular information, stories, and inspiration about art and artists.2013-06-02 14:35:0551628
Susanne Ramharter50,233This can only happen on Google+:  Wow, and Thank You!I am not a celebrity, not a prolific photographer, nor a social media “guru”. And yet suddenly, I find myself in the circles of more than 50 Thousand people. Wow, and thank each and every one of you for your vote of confidence!Many of you who have added me to your circles in the last few weeks are fairly new to Google+.  To help you find great content, and as a way of saying Thank you to some of my “oldest friends” here on Google+, I’m going to indulge myself and share my “Must Read” circle. This circle contains people whose posts I don’t want to miss and it’s open in one of my tabs on Chrome whenever I’m online. To help you decide if and whom you would like to include in your own stream, I’m adding some comments about these great people Warning: this contains information about each individual in the handpicked circle, so it’s long! ;-)My Google+ Mentors - people who are knowledgeable about Google+ and not only post great tips, but are always happy to engage and help out:++Denis Labelle  - Denis is a charming gentleman from Canada, who shares news, tips and helpful information about #Google +, #Technology and #Culture .+Euro Maestro - Euro Maestro is one of my ‘oldest’ companions here on Google+ and is passionate about Technology as well as social causes, which makes him especially important to me.+Jaana Nyström - Jaana is another one of the first people I met here, she is a wonderful, warm person who has done incredible work to help promote #Google + and its users and is not afraid to post the occasional cat photo - huzzah!+John Rakestraw -  John hosts hangouts on air to discuss various topics, many to do with the ‘human element’ of social media. He is a wonderful host and is kind enough to invite me to many of his #HOA .+Lee Smallwood - In addition to being a warm, yet also cool guy, Lee is editor of +imassera and the driving force behind +NOD3x, an excellent source of information about Google+ activities+Mark Trapha2013-06-02 11:35:5650852956
Ole Olson14,742Leaders of Google+ in #progressive   #politics  Add this circle for a well vetted collection of thought leaders that post a high degree of quality political content. The focalizers here are also excellent engagers. I have been sculpting this circle since G+ began. Other public circles I've shared that you might like:The Top 50 Progressives Circle on G+https://plus.google.com/111051039748078110427/posts/PETHgTMqpcDVisual and/or Fun content https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/DbBUtg3f8q8Top Science Circle https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/WYqn7FXjsAmProgressive Media on G+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/1t3HVRfNhuCForward Thinking Journalists on Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/4h7jniYWcxaMy Top Circler Circle https://plus.google.com/111051039748078110427/posts/cjSWip8ayqH #Liberal   #Green   #SharedPublicCircles   #Occupy   #CircleOfTheDay   #Environment   #PublicCircle   #activism   #CircleSharing   #Unions   #Feminism   #HumanRights   #LGBT   #secular   #science  2013-05-21 17:23:0549516413
Ole Olson12,447This is my main political circle. It contains people that post a high ratio of left leaning political content. If you are not progressively inclined and would like to be removed from this circle, please let me know.  #SharedCircles   #Liberal   #progressive   #politics  2013-04-12 16:31:0349016213
Ole Olson11,096The Top 50 Progressives Circle on G+  This is the best of the best forward thinkers that I've found here on Google+. To be in this very small circle, I've set a few basic guidelines:1. High quality and volume of progressively oriented political posts from a variety of sources and topics2. Long history of activism on G+ and steady activity3. Strong Engagment (+1's, shares, comments) on other people's posts  I'm pretty sure I've missed out on a lot of folks that should be in this circle, but this is the best I can do for the time being, so don't feel slighted if you're not in there. This is a work in progress, but I can guarantee that you will enjoy adding this circle.  #Gplus   #Politics   #progressive   #liberal   #activism   #SharedCircles  2013-03-18 17:30:17589312
Susanne Ramharter31,019Top 99 Engagers Circleby special request, here is the circle of my 'most relevant' engagers on Google+, without pages or people that only engage via a page or hashtag.These are all people that I regularly see on Google+, either in Hangouts, or in threads of either their posts or my own. You will find people interested in:- Art- Photography- Social Issues- Business (Management, Organisations)- Internet, Social MediaI personally vouch for each and every one and recommend them all wholeheartedly!+Shared Circles on G+ +Shared Circles on G+ +CIRCLES on Google+ +Sharing is Caring on G+ 2013-01-30 16:19:099832537
Slavo Herman180I'd like to share with you the circle in which a little surprisingly I discovered my name. It is a circle with people who got one nomination to "Best of Google Plus 2012" created as the Circle No. 3 by +Kurt Smith.(He also created two more circles, No. 1 and 2, containing people with more nominations - you can find them at http://goo.gl/tAePD and http://goo.gl/7IBkV respectively :)2013-01-07 16:40:4448423115
Trever McGhee18,273+Take2seconds to click the add button on this circle!Last week +Kurt Smith asked people to name 5 people they thought should be named the 'Best of Google Plus 2012'.  He received 1,308 nominations for 730 Plussers.We were honored to be among them, so we've created two circles to honor those chosen.This is the second of 2 circles from that list.Their all worthy of a follow .. a circle  to see what they bring to your stream.Check them out for a week...keep the ones that you like at the end of the week and then put the rest aside for another time :-))))People always ask me to add them or another person to the next circle when I share circles from other people to help them connect with others...Well I can't add you to their circle but what I can do is create another circle for you.So if you would like to be in the next one or would like to recommend someone,1st. please leave a comment of why you or they should be in the next circle, why people should circle you back.2nd. please share this circle to the public stream to help these people connect with others.I'll create a circle once a week with your suggestion.P.S. if your in the above circle and would like to be in the next one, just let me know. #bestofgoogleplus   #bestofgoogleplus2012   #circle   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedmycircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publicshare   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomecircle   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle  +Circles 2013-01-02 20:58:1649052430
Kurt Smith21,124Here's The 'Best of Google Plus 2012' Circle Share (Circle 3 of 3)Last week I asked other plussers to name 5 Plussers they think should be named the 'Best of Google Plus 2012'. They nominated others based on what they think makes a really good Google Plusser - original & quality content; makes you think, laugh, & enjoy Google Plus more; engages with others; shares and helps others; etc. We got 1,308 nominations for 730 Plussers.This is the third of 3 Circle Shares of those named the 'Best of Google Plus' - this circle contains those who got 2-3 votes. These are plussers other plussers think are among the Best on Google Plus and I believe we should all circle and consider following them because other quality plussers we can trust recommend following them.Like the other circles I've curated ('Thought Provokers' & 'Plussers Who Give A Boost') you can only get in these circles on the recommendation of another plusser (no "add me" going on here). So this is a quality group that should be recognized for making Google Plus better for all of us.Let's encourage quality on G+ and the best way we can do that is to Add & Share these circles. It took some work to put this together, so the best 'thank you' you can give me (and the nominees) is to add, share and encourage your followers to do the same.Circle 1 (those who got 4+ nominations): http://goo.gl/tAePDCircle 2 (those who 2-3 nominations): http://goo.gl/7IBkVWondering who nominated you? Here's the original post to find out: http://goo.gl/0gHFk#bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus2012 #circle #circles #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #publicshare #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #addmetoyourcircles #awesomecircle #awesomeness #awesomepeople 2012-12-31 15:55:53486535266
Ivan Raszl6,155Here is my #atheist #circle . Feel free to follow these fine folks (or unfollow depending on your views ;). Unfortunately only 500 people can be shared at one time. Reshare this post and add a comment if you want to be included! #circleshare   #circles   #circlesharing   #atheism   #religon   #secular   #humanism   #gsm   #brights   #nogod   #god   #freethinker   #freethought   #freethinking  2012-10-19 18:59:50501805
Zachary Roovenback1,335Sharing my Atheist and Fellow Freethinkers circle again.  Almost 1,800 strong.  You can only add 500 a day, so let me know if you need it shared again.Stay thinking, my friends.2012-08-10 04:29:445016310
Tim Brooks3,886Now releasing the long awaited, newly updated, circle of Anti-theists and people who actively oppose religion.This is the most active atheist circle on Google+ as far as we know, there are others but not like this :) If you are an anti-theist or someone who actively opposes religion please feel free to comment on this post to be added.Add this circle. Enjoy this circle. Share this circle.  #atheism   #antitheism   #nogod   #antitheist   #atheist #SharedCircle #circleshare  2012-08-02 21:00:1723815517
Jeff Jockisch18,43275 Non-IdiotsI haven't done a circle share recently to let you know who I'm interacting with a lot.  This is half of my top 150 most relevant.  I couldn't stop at 50 or 100 -- too many good people here :)  Look for the other half of the 150 most relevant share as 75 Non-Ghosts2012-07-25 01:43:317521327
Alex Grossman24,072For my second Circle today for Follow Friday, here is my Respectful Politics Circle. This Circle is by request only and not for the faint of heart. It's filled with people who are passionate about politics and issues that impact society and come from across the political spectrum - the point is to have fun, learn and share. If you're interested in joining the discussions, please let me know and I can add you to this Circle. No commitment to share your own posts, but it is preferred that you at least comment semi-regularly so as to encourage discussion. Just keep in mind that if you do participate that you do so in a respectful and civil manner. Let your passion fill you, but always temper it with manners, respect and politeness. Bullies will not be tolerated. The point is not to "win" but to learn. #followfriday   #followfridaycircle   #politics  2012-07-20 15:10:0498901
Daniel Simons14,510New circle - Academic PsychologistsOver the past few weeks I've been compiling a circle of academic psychologists on Google+. It includes faculty, postdocs, and graduate students in psychology, all of whom are working in a university setting and most of whom do research in psychology. Many of them post about research in psychology on a regular basis (most post on other topics as well). Please feel free to share this circle/post widely. If you have suggestions for others to include, please add them in the comments on this post. (I will +1 each comment once I've added them), and I will re-share it on occasion as I add more people to it. I hope you find the circle useful.2012-07-16 16:25:3811215810
Lamar Jamieson0Quite an interesting circle. You will find here a great variety of people. From artists, writers and photographers to business people. Please add & share!2012-07-04 12:30:44190717
Craig Froehle4,629467 Plussers Well Worth FollowingSome curated recommendations to make your Tuesday a bit more interesting. I kept this circle largely free of celebrities, pages, and organizations, so these should (nearly) all be actual people. Enjoy!By the way, topic-wise, it's a bit of a potpourri, but with emphasis on technology, science, progressive politics, skepticism, and other fascinating things.Note that I don't always agree with everyone in this circle, so don't take this as an endorsement of their ideas...merely that they tend to be thoughtful when presenting them.2012-07-03 14:29:094671718
Daniel Simons14,199Psychologists and Neuroscientists on G+A shared circleIt has been a while since I last shared my Psychologist/Neuroscientist circle, and a number of people have been added since my last share.For those of you who have been around since the early days of G+, this was a circle I created of people who self-classified as psychology or neuroscience researchers. It is not a curated list, but there are many active G+ people in this circle. Free free to re-share. 2012-06-26 20:38:14203267
Bea Wellman0This is a great circle of people that I enjoy following.  Some of these posters are not for the faint of heart...er I guess that should be "faith" of heart.   My fellow Freethinkers / Atheists / Secular Community / and the obligatory badasses.  I have another circle with more of the same - but this is the circle that tends to share the most.For all of you that are in this circle - thanks for sharing and making me realize what a great community of thought I belong to.2012-06-26 04:14:29496114
Robert „Big Daddy“ Mosko1,841I don't normally share circles.  However I was planning to share this circle tomorrow for #circlesharefriday  .  I will not be available tomorrow, but this is a good thing for me.This circle is highly diverse in views and humor.  It is full of wonderful people who share and engage.  I hope this circle will enhance your G+ experience as much as it does mine.2012-06-21 20:21:462431205
Haroon Abbasi155Nice collection googlist+Shared Circles on G+  #sharedcircles  2012-06-21 18:39:04361916
Susanne Ramharter12,084Circle recommendation for new Google+ UsersIf you are wondering about what's the big deal about Google+ because your stream is empty then look no further. This is my crazy, mixed-up, circle of great people. You will find professors, authors, artists, class clowns, serious people, spiritual people, social media types, business people and some are here because they are just so nice.For TIPS TO GET PEOPLE TO CIRCLE YOU you may want to check:https://plus.google.com/u/0/111635150542674847021/posts/Q6c3ikBhdT3+Shared Circles Shared a Circle with You , +Best Shared Circle,  #circleshare   #circles  2012-06-21 18:24:2918934830
Henry A. Otero (Hanko9)9,525Google+ Engagers Circle #1... created by YOU!!! Everyone included in this circle was recommended by someone in the circle. These are YOUR favs!!!Here are the other 500 people from Circle #2 (there are NO duplicates).https://plus.google.com/117412175333096244275/posts/jPhkmiP8Fdf#circlemonday #circleshare #publiccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles +Nothing but Circles 2012-06-18 15:16:08500371552
Angela Estrada5,066I reached over 5000 followers last night ....So its time for a circle share. ;)My Top 500I follow only 578 people...so if you were left out..I don't know who you are and you may be removed soon.  I did leave out a couple of my favorites..because I feel they would of not of wanted to be shared. ;)ENJOY2012-06-14 13:11:2750118717
Tim Brooks3,572*Updated*Here is the new and updated, long awaited update of the Google+ infamous circle of Anti-theists and people who actively oppose religion.This is the most active atheist circle on Google+ and can easily provide you with all the atheism related discussion you will need.Circle. Enjoy. Share.If you would like to be added to this circle just leave a message in the comments. (on original post)#antitheism #atheist #nogod #atheism #antitheist #circleshare #thevoice #religion #religiousdiscussion #fathersday2012-06-13 23:09:3322043718
Tim Brooks3,552Here is the new and updated, long awaited update of the Google+ infamous circle of Anti-theists and people who actively oppose religion.This is the most active atheist circle on Google+ and can easily provide you with all the atheism related discussion you will need.Circle. Enjoy. Share.If you would like to be added to this circle just leave a message in the comments. (on original post)#antitheism #atheist #nogod #atheism #antitheist #circleshare #thevoice #religion #religiousdiscussion #fathersday2012-06-12 19:25:12201921019
James Bowie0Based on the feedback I am getting from the people in it I must share again. People are reporting over 300 people in 5 days!! That is how we keep #googleplusisawesome I consider most of these people real friends now it is fantastic! Add them to your circle you will see what I mean!Yes, every one matters equally on G+, but these are the folks that #influence and are #engagers who in one way or another have helped me or have directly made my G+ experience more than awesome. They also have intelligent things to say and produce quality content. Most of them have less than 2000k followers with some exceptions you might recognize. Again, ALL deserve respect.That is how we keep #googleplusisawesome I consider most of these people real friends now it is fantastic! Add them to your circle you will see what I mean!If you would like to be added please share the circle and plus 1 it also make a request in the comments so I can see. THX!We have #youtubers #filmmakers #science #technology and just great #peopletofollow #circleshare #circles #circlesharing #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #circleplusIf you would like to be added please share the circle and plus 1 it also make a request in the comments so I can see. THX!We have #youtubers #filmmakers #science #technology and just great #peopletofollow #circleshare #circles #circlesharing #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #circleplus2012-05-04 02:11:20450237

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2014-08-27 14:05:51 (49 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s) 

The Decline of Liberalism Threatens Secularism in America

Liberalism as we know it—the body of thought that gave rise to the idea that a government of the people for the people is a worthy experiment—is under assault. Secular Americans be warned: the collapse of liberalism will mean the collapse of secularism. 

Christian totalitarians seek to transform America’s secular democracy into a tyrannical theocracy. From Oklahoma to North Carolina, from Kansas to Kentucky, state legislatures have been turned into theocratic test tubes, and now we helplessly watch Frankenstein’s monster hatch.

#Liberalism   #Secularism   #Politics   #Theocracy  

Most reshares: 18

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2014-09-04 02:49:04 (41 comments, 18 reshares, 162 +1s) 

Why the corporatists secretly love ISIS

Same reason why Cheney, Rove and Bush loved 9/11.

Russell Brand is not entirely eloquent in the beginning of this video, but he's never wrong.

Most plusones: 162

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2014-09-04 02:49:04 (41 comments, 18 reshares, 162 +1s) 

Why the corporatists secretly love ISIS

Same reason why Cheney, Rove and Bush loved 9/11.

Russell Brand is not entirely eloquent in the beginning of this video, but he's never wrong.

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2014-09-19 04:45:00 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

Scotland rejects independence from Britain

I am not smart enough to know whether this was the right choice, but I am well informed enough to know that it is a choice that will matter for lots of people, not just the Scots.

I suspect we will all look back on this with much stronger opinions about whether this was the right choice or not.

Scotland rejects independence from Britain

I am not smart enough to know whether this was the right choice, but I am well informed enough to know that it is a choice that will matter for lots of people, not just the Scots.

I suspect we will all look back on this with much stronger opinions about whether this was the right choice or not.___

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2014-09-17 16:12:34 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s) 

Benghazi Select Committee starts today, so let's remember why it's worse than 9/11 and Pearl Harbor combined: 

Benghazi Select Committee starts today, so let's remember why it's worse than 9/11 and Pearl Harbor combined: ___

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2014-09-17 02:57:37 (16 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s) 

Money and the death of the public university

As "public" universities receive less and less money from public sources, they necessarily become more beholden to private donors... and all that implies. Academic freedom -- and with it, independent scholarship -- like independent journalism, is becoming a thing of the past.

The Salita scandal at the University of Illinois is only the most recent highly visible example of this trend.

thanks, +Jim Feig 

___Money and the death of the public university

As "public" universities receive less and less money from public sources, they necessarily become more beholden to private donors... and all that implies. Academic freedom -- and with it, independent scholarship -- like independent journalism, is becoming a thing of the past.

The Salita scandal at the University of Illinois is only the most recent highly visible example of this trend.

thanks, +Jim Feig 

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2014-09-17 02:18:03 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

About a dozen republicans campaign to seize Federal land, sell to oil, gas and logging companies

Can you say, sedition? How about mental illness?

thanks +Sarah Jones 

___About a dozen republicans campaign to seize Federal land, sell to oil, gas and logging companies

Can you say, sedition? How about mental illness?

thanks +Sarah Jones 

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2014-09-17 01:55:07 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s) 

Republicans suppress voters because they know no sane, informed person (who isn't also filthy rich) would vote for them

But we can only be rid of them if we get out and vote.

thanks, +Chris Sullins 

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/16/1330145/-Republicans-suppress-because-they-ve-lost-America
Lets hope so, Vote Blue and return America to the people!___Republicans suppress voters because they know no sane, informed person (who isn't also filthy rich) would vote for them

But we can only be rid of them if we get out and vote.

thanks, +Chris Sullins 

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2014-09-16 00:04:34 (25 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s) 

The American people vs. the Kochs

thanks, +Ole Olson 

His First Appearance On Meet The Press Bernie Sanders Terrifies The Koch Bros http://bit.ly/1SKMTP #p2 #UniteBlue___The American people vs. the Kochs

thanks, +Ole Olson 

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2014-09-15 00:35:04 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s) 

Evidence that refined sugar is, basically, poison

There are numerous diet fads. "Eat this; don't eat that." I do not want to contribute to that fashion.

However, this MD/PhD presents compelling evidence that the eating of refined sugar is not only largely responsible for the epidemic of obesity in the US, but explains the physiological mechanisms by which refined sugar fucks you up. It is fascinating from a scientific perspective if nothing else. It might also change the way you think about what you eat.

There is never a final word on medical research. (Perhaps you have noticed that MDs tend to be really crappy scientists. Fortunately, this guy is not just an MD.) But I find the arguments herein to be very interesting at least.

thanks, +Peter Abbamonte 

Evidence that refined sugar is, basically, poison

There are numerous diet fads. "Eat this; don't eat that." I do not want to contribute to that fashion.

However, this MD/PhD presents compelling evidence that the eating of refined sugar is not only largely responsible for the epidemic of obesity in the US, but explains the physiological mechanisms by which refined sugar fucks you up. It is fascinating from a scientific perspective if nothing else. It might also change the way you think about what you eat.

There is never a final word on medical research. (Perhaps you have noticed that MDs tend to be really crappy scientists. Fortunately, this guy is not just an MD.) But I find the arguments herein to be very interesting at least.

thanks, +Peter Abbamonte ___

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2014-09-15 00:21:22 (34 comments, 4 reshares, 17 +1s) 

Who created ISIS? (the US, of course)

In other words, US forces will pursue public legitimacy through conventional social welfare while simultaneously delegitimising local enemies by escalating intra-insurgent violence, knowing full-well that doing so will in turn escalate the number of innocent civilians “caught in the crossfire.” The idea is that violence covertly calibrated by US special operations will not only weaken enemies through in-fighting but turn the population against them.

In this case, the ‘enemy’ consisted of jihadists, Ba’athists, and peaceful Sufis, who were in a majority but, like the militants, also opposed the US military presence and therefore needed to be influenced. The JSOU report referred to events in late 2004 in Fallujah where “US psychological warfare (PSYOP) specialists” undertook to “set insurgents battling insurgents.” Thisinvolved actually... more »

Who created ISIS? (the US, of course)

In other words, US forces will pursue public legitimacy through conventional social welfare while simultaneously delegitimising local enemies by escalating intra-insurgent violence, knowing full-well that doing so will in turn escalate the number of innocent civilians “caught in the crossfire.” The idea is that violence covertly calibrated by US special operations will not only weaken enemies through in-fighting but turn the population against them.

In this case, the ‘enemy’ consisted of jihadists, Ba’athists, and peaceful Sufis, who were in a majority but, like the militants, also opposed the US military presence and therefore needed to be influenced. The JSOU report referred to events in late 2004 in Fallujah where “US psychological warfare (PSYOP) specialists” undertook to “set insurgents battling insurgents.” This involved actually promoting Zarqawi’s ideology, ironically, to defeat it: “The PSYOP warriors crafted programs to exploit Zarqawi’s murderous activities – and to disseminate them through meetings, radio and television broadcasts, handouts, newspaper stories, political cartoons, and posters – thereby diminishing his folk-hero image,” and encouraging the different factions to pick each other off. “By tapping into the Fallujans’ revulsion and antagonism to the Zarqawi jihadis the Joint PSYOP Task Force did its ‘best to foster a rift between Sunni groups.’”



Lest there be any doubt as to the extent to which all this covert military assistance coordinated by the US has gone to support al-Qaeda affiliated factions in the FSA, it is worth noting that earlier this year, the Israeli military intelligence website Debkafile – run by two veteran correspondents who covered the Middle East for 23 years for The Economist – reported that: “Turkey is giving Syrian rebel forces, including the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front, passage through its territory to attack the northwestern Syrian coastal area around Latakia.”

The Third Iraq War has begun. With it, longstanding neocon dreams to partition Iraq into three along ethnic and religious lines have been resurrected.

White House officials now estimate that the fight against the region’s ‘Islamic State’ will last years, and may outlive the Obama administration. But this ‘long war’ vision goes back to nebulous ideas formally presented by late RAND Corp analyst Laurent Muraweic before the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board at the invitation of then chairman Richard Perle. That presentation described Iraq as a “tactical pivot” by which to transform the wider Middle East.___

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2014-09-14 17:11:30 (23 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

GOP proposes sterilizing poor people

Raise you hand if you remember the last major political movement to support sterilizing "undesirables". That's right, it was the Nazis.

The similarities between the GOP and the Nazis are too frequent and too important to pass off as mere coincidence. They result from strikingly similar underlying ideologies.

thanks, +PoliticusUSA 

The GOP continues to use hate fests to broaden its base beyond its billionaire investors and people who believe the propaganda on Fox.___GOP proposes sterilizing poor people

Raise you hand if you remember the last major political movement to support sterilizing "undesirables". That's right, it was the Nazis.

The similarities between the GOP and the Nazis are too frequent and too important to pass off as mere coincidence. They result from strikingly similar underlying ideologies.

thanks, +PoliticusUSA 

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2014-09-13 23:22:52 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s) 

NRA defines American police culture

Is it any wonder our cops revel in killing innocent people?

"These are events that celebrate the efficiency in coordinated use of lethal force, using high-powered military weaponry," said David Correia, a University of New Mexico American studies professor and local organizer. "This is not some sort of municipal police conference ... if it were just about municipal policing it wouldn't just be about the use of high-powered weaponry; there would also be events about community policing or ways for officers to show their proficiency in community engagement."

NRA defines American police culture

Is it any wonder our cops revel in killing innocent people?

"These are events that celebrate the efficiency in coordinated use of lethal force, using high-powered military weaponry," said David Correia, a University of New Mexico American studies professor and local organizer. "This is not some sort of municipal police conference ... if it were just about municipal policing it wouldn't just be about the use of high-powered weaponry; there would also be events about community policing or ways for officers to show their proficiency in community engagement."___

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2014-09-13 22:56:52 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s) 

The real threat to American security

The ideologies of muslim and christian extremists are virtually identical. (Among other things, each will kill you for comparing them to the other.) One of them lives inside our borders, votes in our elections, freely collects and wields guns in public and exercises its freedom of speech to do everything in its power to curtail your freedoms when it doesn't agree with them. (And it disagrees with a hell of a lot of them -- same ones the muslim extremists do, in fact.) These same people are also the zombie-like puppets of the wealthy corporatists who comprise the most serious threat to our way of life.

Which of these groups do you think is the greater threat to your well-being?

thanks, +Wolf Revels 

___The real threat to American security

The ideologies of muslim and christian extremists are virtually identical. (Among other things, each will kill you for comparing them to the other.) One of them lives inside our borders, votes in our elections, freely collects and wields guns in public and exercises its freedom of speech to do everything in its power to curtail your freedoms when it doesn't agree with them. (And it disagrees with a hell of a lot of them -- same ones the muslim extremists do, in fact.) These same people are also the zombie-like puppets of the wealthy corporatists who comprise the most serious threat to our way of life.

Which of these groups do you think is the greater threat to your well-being?

thanks, +Wolf Revels 

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2014-09-13 22:38:12 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s) 

American gun culture and Stand Your Ground laws following their logical implications

Gun nuts: George Zimmerman is your public face. How do you like it?

thanks, +Matt Osborne 

___American gun culture and Stand Your Ground laws following their logical implications

Gun nuts: George Zimmerman is your public face. How do you like it?

thanks, +Matt Osborne 

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2014-09-13 22:31:23 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 28 +1s) 

Ouch.

thanks, +Wolf Revels and +The Bitchy Pundit 

Perspective. #ferguson  ___Ouch.

thanks, +Wolf Revels and +The Bitchy Pundit 

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2014-09-13 22:15:41 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s) 

Trickle-down economics is a dangerous lie

Even (smart) capitalists realize it. The middle class drives the economy. As though growing wealth disparity weren't bad enough on its own, this fact makes the disappearance of the middle class even worse for the economy as a whole.

And economic division is going to get worse: "By 2040, it is estimated that 48 percent of all American jobs will be low-wage service jobs." Think minimum wage. Without a living minimum wage, the (middle class) driver of the economy is going to stop driving.

thanks, +paul beard 

"By 2040, it is estimated that 48 percent of all American jobs will be low-wage service jobs. We need to reckon with this. What will our economy be like when it’s dominated by low paying service jobs? What proportion of the population do we want to live on food stamps? 50 percent? Does this matter? Should we care?"___Trickle-down economics is a dangerous lie

Even (smart) capitalists realize it. The middle class drives the economy. As though growing wealth disparity weren't bad enough on its own, this fact makes the disappearance of the middle class even worse for the economy as a whole.

And economic division is going to get worse: "By 2040, it is estimated that 48 percent of all American jobs will be low-wage service jobs." Think minimum wage. Without a living minimum wage, the (middle class) driver of the economy is going to stop driving.

thanks, +paul beard 

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2014-09-13 21:57:26 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s) 

The power of propaganda

There's no other way to explain why (some) people trust republicans more than democrats to deal with terrorism. Well, OK: Propaganda plus confirmation bias.

thanks, +Jack Malchow 

___The power of propaganda

There's no other way to explain why (some) people trust republicans more than democrats to deal with terrorism. Well, OK: Propaganda plus confirmation bias.

thanks, +Jack Malchow 

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2014-09-13 02:43:53 (3 comments, 9 reshares, 43 +1s) 

At first blush, this just looks like a win-win

More importantly, it is an explanation of why the politicians will never  tax the 1%.

thanks +Lynne Williamson and +Tina Vigilante 

___At first blush, this just looks like a win-win

More importantly, it is an explanation of why the politicians will never  tax the 1%.

thanks +Lynne Williamson and +Tina Vigilante 

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2014-09-10 03:31:14 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s) 

Republicans: We don't even try to hide our racism anymore

thanks, +Valkyrie 

*facepalm*___Republicans: We don't even try to hide our racism anymore

thanks, +Valkyrie 

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2014-09-10 02:05:26 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 14 +1s) 

15 things everyone would know if the media had a liberal bias didn't have a conservative bias

thanks, +Valkyrie 

An excellent summation.

Fifteen Things Everyone Would Know if there were a Liberal Media

h/t to +guyfriday72 for this.___15 things everyone would know if the media had a liberal bias didn't have a conservative bias

thanks, +Valkyrie 

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2014-09-09 15:45:50 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s) 

A small victory

The truth is a bit more complicated than this meme would suggest:
http://aluvionlaw.com/no-its-not-copyright-that-is-keeping-a-natural-gas-pipeline-off-of-peter-von-tiesenhausens-farm/

But I nonetheless reserve the right to be happy about von Tiesenhausen's victory, even if it is ultimately short-lived. 

thanks, +Brian Locke 

___A small victory

The truth is a bit more complicated than this meme would suggest:
http://aluvionlaw.com/no-its-not-copyright-that-is-keeping-a-natural-gas-pipeline-off-of-peter-von-tiesenhausens-farm/

But I nonetheless reserve the right to be happy about von Tiesenhausen's victory, even if it is ultimately short-lived. 

thanks, +Brian Locke 

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2014-09-09 15:01:23 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s) 

In their own words

You'll laugh; you'll cry. You'll be horrified. It's one thing to hear how conservatives think second-hand. It's a whole different experience actually listening to them.

It's ten and a half minutes (ten and a half long minutes). Have a bottle of Pepto Bismol handy for your stomach. And/or a bucket to hurl into.

This is the competition, progressives. These are the people the Kochs are controlling. Perhaps we need to aim our message lower somehow?

thanks, +AATTP 

When you get Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson and babbling, bobble-headed train wreck Sarah Palin on camera together, it is almost certain that the conversation will be filled with more verbal diarrhea than if Palin had been the recipient of Derby’s Dose on taco night.___In their own words

You'll laugh; you'll cry. You'll be horrified. It's one thing to hear how conservatives think second-hand. It's a whole different experience actually listening to them.

It's ten and a half minutes (ten and a half long minutes). Have a bottle of Pepto Bismol handy for your stomach. And/or a bucket to hurl into.

This is the competition, progressives. These are the people the Kochs are controlling. Perhaps we need to aim our message lower somehow?

thanks, +AATTP 

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2014-09-09 05:16:03 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

This woman is the victim of a crime.

That the greed of our plutocracy killed her is less forgivable than if a mugger had. At least a mugger would probably have been hungry

thanks, +Sarah Jones 

___This woman is the victim of a crime.

That the greed of our plutocracy killed her is less forgivable than if a mugger had. At least a mugger would probably have been hungry

thanks, +Sarah Jones 

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2014-09-09 02:54:20 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s) 

Made it through the Senate

The House is likely to prove more... difficult.

thanks, +Katie Hyde and +Being Liberal 

BREAKING: “The Senate on Monday advanced a constitutional amendment meant to reverse two recent Supreme Court decisions on campaign spending.

More than 20 Republicans joined Democrats in the 79-18 vote advancing the amendment, well over the 60 votes that were needed.” 

Source: http://bit.ly/1uglWXc___Made it through the Senate

The House is likely to prove more... difficult.

thanks, +Katie Hyde and +Being Liberal 

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2014-09-09 02:34:44 (13 comments, 5 reshares, 22 +1s) 

thanks, +Valkyrie and +Katie Hyde 

What a smarmy bastard. ___thanks, +Valkyrie and +Katie Hyde 

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2014-09-07 03:33:41 (32 comments, 4 reshares, 12 +1s) 

Yes, guns really do kill people

You've heard the gun nut's favorite mantra, "Guns don't kill people, people kill people."

Well, it turns out guns not only help people to kill people, guns also cause people to want to kill people. Just having guns on the scene makes people more aggressive in confrontational situations than they otherwise would be.

You already knew this, of course, but it turns out there's actually evidence to back it up: Multiple studies conducted over many years and subsequently supported by at least one meta-analysis.

So the next time someone mindlessly repeats the "guns don't kill people" mantra, you can respond with, "Actually, the science says they do."

thanks, +Vic Farrow 

Yes, guns really do kill people

You've heard the gun nut's favorite mantra, "Guns don't kill people, people kill people."

Well, it turns out guns not only help people to kill people, guns also cause people to want to kill people. Just having guns on the scene makes people more aggressive in confrontational situations than they otherwise would be.

You already knew this, of course, but it turns out there's actually evidence to back it up: Multiple studies conducted over many years and subsequently supported by at least one meta-analysis.

So the next time someone mindlessly repeats the "guns don't kill people" mantra, you can respond with, "Actually, the science says they do."

thanks, +Vic Farrow ___

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2014-09-07 03:15:42 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

In the words of +Valkyrie, you won't see this on Fox news

thanks also, +Taosnadh Spòrsach 

9/5/14 REPORT - IRS & TIGTA Management Failures Related to 501(c)(4) Applicants Engaged in Campaign Activity (Sept. 5, 2014)
http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/subcommittees/investigations/reports___In the words of +Valkyrie, you won't see this on Fox news

thanks also, +Taosnadh Spòrsach 

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2014-09-07 03:11:54 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s) 

If you've never seen a shock wave traveling through the air, now's your chance. (Yes, it's worth a minute of your time.)

thanks, +Philip Plait 

Best volcano footage EVER

Seriously. This has to be seen to be believed! And the shock wave is amazing.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/09/06/mount_tavurvur_video_of_a_volcano_exploding.html___If you've never seen a shock wave traveling through the air, now's your chance. (Yes, it's worth a minute of your time.)

thanks, +Philip Plait 

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2014-09-07 00:39:35 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 14 +1s) 

In unusually freakishly good news, local community victorious over fracking industry in precedent-setting case

In unusually freakishly good news, local community victorious over fracking industry in precedent-setting case___

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2014-09-06 02:12:37 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s) 

In case the US Surveillance State isn't already creepy enough for you...

thanks, +Alex Grossman 

Seventeen fake cellphone towers were discovered across the U.S. last week. Owned by mysterious entities, they look like Verizon or AT&T towers etc, but sift and steal messages, texts… anything they want. Interceptor use in the U.S. is much higher than people had anticipated. One of our customers took a road trip from Florida to North Carolina and he found eight different interceptors on that trip.  

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/mysterious-fake-cellphone-towers-intercepting-162645809.html___In case the US Surveillance State isn't already creepy enough for you...

thanks, +Alex Grossman 

2014-09-05 12:17:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Laniakea: Our home supercluster of galaxies in the universe

The Milky Way galaxy is a member of a very large supercluster of galaxies, Laniakea, which are united by virtue of being drawn to a common point in the universe. Just as our solar system resizes near the edge of the Milky Way, the Milky Way resides on the edge of Laniakea, close (in cosmic terms) to many galaxies that actually belong to a different supercluster. 

A four-minute video illustrating the structures of these superclusters, and describing how the superclusters are defined (namely, in terms of their constituent galaxies' gravitational attraction to a common point in space), appears on the right side of the page and is well worth a watch.

Laniakea: Our home supercluster of galaxies in the universe

The Milky Way galaxy is a member of a very large supercluster of galaxies, Laniakea, which are united by virtue of being drawn to a common point in the universe. Just as our solar system resizes near the edge of the Milky Way, the Milky Way resides on the edge of Laniakea, close (in cosmic terms) to many galaxies that actually belong to a different supercluster. 

A four-minute video illustrating the structures of these superclusters, and describing how the superclusters are defined (namely, in terms of their constituent galaxies' gravitational attraction to a common point in space), appears on the right side of the page and is well worth a watch.___

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2014-09-05 01:57:09 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s) 

Four minutes well spent.

thanks, +Ole Olson 

One of the most epic pranks I've seen all year: Mutant Giant Spider Dog___Four minutes well spent.

thanks, +Ole Olson 

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2014-09-04 02:49:04 (41 comments, 18 reshares, 162 +1s) 

Why the corporatists secretly love ISIS

Same reason why Cheney, Rove and Bush loved 9/11.

Russell Brand is not entirely eloquent in the beginning of this video, but he's never wrong.

Why the corporatists secretly love ISIS

Same reason why Cheney, Rove and Bush loved 9/11.

Russell Brand is not entirely eloquent in the beginning of this video, but he's never wrong.___

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2014-09-03 16:42:21 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s) 

The case for putting money onto Main Street

Even the Council on Foreign Relations now supports it.

The case for putting money onto Main Street

Even the Council on Foreign Relations now supports it.___

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2014-09-01 16:32:44 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s) 

The less obvious side of oligarchy

When we think of oligarchy, we tend to think of the undue and deleterious influence of business on government. Well, it turns out that street runs both ways.

thanks +Peter Abbamonte 

The less obvious side of oligarchy

When we think of oligarchy, we tend to think of the undue and deleterious influence of business on government. Well, it turns out that street runs both ways.

thanks +Peter Abbamonte ___

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2014-08-31 23:23:34 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

I suggest a truce, nay, an alliance, with the Tea Party

What's interesting about the first 10 minutes of this is that the Tea Partiers, at least as portrayed in this video, are not as insane as we (progressives) like to think they are. They have been taught (I leave it to the reader to figure out by whom) to hate/fear the government -- and to hate/fear progressives -- but what they are saying is, on a generous reading, not too far from what we are saying.

The government is in bed with industry. On this we agree.

The government is therefore not to be trusted. We would like to believe this can be changed. The tea partiers have been convinced it is hopeless and have been taught to conclude, ironically, to trust no one but private enterprise the very corporations who are manipulating them..

The tea partiers are racist, ignorant religious homophobes who have been... more »

___I suggest a truce, nay, an alliance, with the Tea Party

What's interesting about the first 10 minutes of this is that the Tea Partiers, at least as portrayed in this video, are not as insane as we (progressives) like to think they are. They have been taught (I leave it to the reader to figure out by whom) to hate/fear the government -- and to hate/fear progressives -- but what they are saying is, on a generous reading, not too far from what we are saying.

The government is in bed with industry. On this we agree.

The government is therefore not to be trusted. We would like to believe this can be changed. The tea partiers have been convinced it is hopeless and have been taught to conclude, ironically, to trust no one but private enterprise the very corporations who are manipulating them..

The tea partiers are racist, ignorant religious homophobes who have been manipulated by the likes of the Kochs to support their (the Kochs') agenda.

Our failure to turn the Tea Partiers to our advantage -- to make them realize we are in so may ways on the same page -- is our failure.

To belittle and ignore them plays into the Kochs' hands.

thanks, +Tina Vigilante 

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2014-08-31 19:16:34 (43 comments, 8 reshares, 48 +1s) 

gentle reminder

thanks, +Ole Olson 

___gentle reminder

thanks, +Ole Olson 

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2014-08-31 16:52:36 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s) 

thanks, +Pamela Zuppo 

sign please!___thanks, +Pamela Zuppo 

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2014-08-31 02:08:36 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 15 +1s) 

Different laws for cops

Not that you didn't know that already. 

thanks, +Rob Salzman 

___Different laws for cops

Not that you didn't know that already. 

thanks, +Rob Salzman 

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2014-08-28 14:58:04 (24 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s) 

University of Illinois behavior in Salaita decision unconstitutional

My own dear employer. Not only a violation of academic freedom; a violation of the First Amendment.

University of Illinois behavior in Salaita decision unconstitutional

My own dear employer. Not only a violation of academic freedom; a violation of the First Amendment.___

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2014-08-27 21:19:38 (35 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s) 

Global warming worse than reported; worse than if we did nothing at all to ameliorate it

… a consensus opinion is conservative by nature. In the case of climate science, the IPCC underestimates the impacts of climate change and discounts the most recent research.

The 2007 IPCC said Antarctic ice loss would not begin until after 2100. The 2013 IPCC said that Antarctic ice loss has now begun and it has almost caught up with Greenland. This is not because Antarctica suddenly began losing ice. In the late 1990s, the academic literature was quantifying Antarctic ice loss similarly to what the 2013 IPCC report says. It has taken the IPCC 15 years for these research findings to be incorporated into the IPCC consensus.

Based on which research is cited, methane (natural gas) has a GWP [global warming potential] that is 21 or 25 times more than carbon dioxide in the 100-yeart... more »

Global warming worse than reported; worse than if we did nothing at all to ameliorate it

… a consensus opinion is conservative by nature. In the case of climate science, the IPCC underestimates the impacts of climate change and discounts the most recent research.

The 2007 IPCC said Antarctic ice loss would not begin until after 2100. The 2013 IPCC said that Antarctic ice loss has now begun and it has almost caught up with Greenland. This is not because Antarctica suddenly began losing ice. In the late 1990s, the academic literature was quantifying Antarctic ice loss similarly to what the 2013 IPCC report says. It has taken the IPCC 15 years for these research findings to be incorporated into the IPCC consensus.

Based on which research is cited, methane (natural gas) has a GWP [global warming potential] that is 21 or 25 times more than carbon dioxide in the 100-year time frame, but in the 20-year time frame this GWP is 105 times that of carbon dioxide. (5)

More warming than if we did nothing at all

We now have the knowledge to create an "accounting" of warming from short and long-term climate pollutants that shows there is the distinct possibility that current policy will create more warming in the short-term (and thus the long-term through feedbacks) than if we did nothing at all. (8)

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, however, greatly increases the fugitive emissions from natural gas production and, being a short-lived climate pollutant, the short-term warming from natural gas is discounted.

In other words, methane creates more warming in the short-term time frame as compared to the 100-year time frame even if we swapped no coal for natural gas. It's the short-term nature of short-lived climate pollutants that matters. (10)

Global cooling pollutants reduced

Our climate did stop warming between World War II and the late 1970s, but it was because of air pollution from postwar industrial expansion and global cooling sulfate emissions from burning fossil fuels, mostly in the United States and Europe. (12)

The Clean Air Act in 1970 and similar regulations in Europe put air pollution controls into effect that basically cleaned up the sulfate (acid rain) pollution through the use of power plant sulfate emission regulations and catalytic converters on automobiles. With the global cooling pollutants cleaned up, warming resumed by the end of the 1970s.

The Big Picture

Because of the long-term bias of consensus climate policy, there is the distinct possibility of more warming in the critical short-term time frame than if nothing is done at all. Emissions reductions timing must be taken into consideration to minimize warming in the short, as well as the long-term. Decreasing coal use results in decreasing emissions of global cooling sulfates, which creates more warming in the short and long-term. Swapping natural gas for coal increases, not decreases warming in all but the longest time frames.___

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2014-08-27 14:05:51 (49 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s) 

Defeating religious totalitarianism in the US

The religious right has been gaining traction in this country for over 30 years -- trampling on basic human rights every step of the way -- despite the persistent (but slow) decline in religiosity nationally. Why this disconnect? And what can we do to defeat the the persistent and growing religious attack against human rights in the US?

Chris Hedges has an interesting proposal, which, while non obvious, is strikingly consistent with history: Defeat religious totalitarianism by defeating poverty: "We have betrayed the vast and growing underclass. Most believers within the Christian right are struggling to survive in a hostile world. We have failed them. Their very real despair is being manipulated and used by Christian fascists such as the Texas senator Ted Cruz. Give the working poor a living wage, benefits and job security and... more »

The Decline of Liberalism Threatens Secularism in America

Liberalism as we know it—the body of thought that gave rise to the idea that a government of the people for the people is a worthy experiment—is under assault. Secular Americans be warned: the collapse of liberalism will mean the collapse of secularism. 

Christian totalitarians seek to transform America’s secular democracy into a tyrannical theocracy. From Oklahoma to North Carolina, from Kansas to Kentucky, state legislatures have been turned into theocratic test tubes, and now we helplessly watch Frankenstein’s monster hatch.

#Liberalism   #Secularism   #Politics   #Theocracy  ___Defeating religious totalitarianism in the US

The religious right has been gaining traction in this country for over 30 years -- trampling on basic human rights every step of the way -- despite the persistent (but slow) decline in religiosity nationally. Why this disconnect? And what can we do to defeat the the persistent and growing religious attack against human rights in the US?

Chris Hedges has an interesting proposal, which, while non obvious, is strikingly consistent with history: Defeat religious totalitarianism by defeating poverty: "We have betrayed the vast and growing underclass. Most believers within the Christian right are struggling to survive in a hostile world. We have failed them. Their very real despair is being manipulated and used by Christian fascists such as the Texas senator Ted Cruz. Give the working poor a living wage, benefits and job security and the reach of this movement will diminish. Refuse to ameliorate the suffering of the poor and working class and you ensure the ascendancy of a Christian fascism."

This non obvious response to growing religious totalitarianism is well-supported by historical events. People turn to religion with life (i.e., society) offers them nothing else: "The Christian Right was not a political force to be reckoned with during the 1940s to 1970s in America, for the same reason Christian fundamentalism is not a political force in Western Europe, Canada and Australia today: healthy liberal democracies ensure people’s basic economic needs are met, which, in turn, maintains a lid on hyper-religious impulses."

And ironically, this poverty-breeds-religiosity relationship is self-perpetuating: "Consequently, the anger among the working and middle class is, without a functioning liberal class, being expressed in Christian totalitarian ideologies that not only detest democratic institutions and the civil liberties of a liberal democracy, but embrace the rabid ramblings of those who wish Christian dominionism to prevail over the secular state." Poverty breeds religiosity, which breeds enslavement and poverty.

It is no wonder the rich and powerful have always viewed religion as a tool for maintaining the status quo. Why should we think our current situation is any different?

thanks, +AlterNet 

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2014-08-27 13:38:51 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s) 

Privatizing retirement funds enriches fund managers, costs retirees

This is what Christie and other republicans mean by "fiscal responsibility". Remember this in 2016.

thanks, +Being Liberal 

Remember all this the next time you hear Social Security is broken, or that we need to move that money into investments where it can draw a higher yield.

Or when Chris Christie begins a 2016 presidential bid and claims to represent “fiscal responsibility.”___Privatizing retirement funds enriches fund managers, costs retirees

This is what Christie and other republicans mean by "fiscal responsibility". Remember this in 2016.

thanks, +Being Liberal 

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2014-08-26 19:35:08 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s) 

Minnesota vs. Wisconsin: An experiment pitting liberal vs. conservative

The data are in and they aren't good for conservatives

We've seen many of these data before, but here they are, summarized all in one place. Print this and keep it in your pocket for the next time your conservative uncle Max comes over for dinner.

thanks, +William Hodge 

It is not enough to have a political philosophy that you believe in. You must use one that actually gives results that you want. Of course it is possible that Republicans want the programs that help improve life for the people to fail___Minnesota vs. Wisconsin: An experiment pitting liberal vs. conservative

The data are in and they aren't good for conservatives

We've seen many of these data before, but here they are, summarized all in one place. Print this and keep it in your pocket for the next time your conservative uncle Max comes over for dinner.

thanks, +William Hodge 

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2014-08-26 19:13:45 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s) 

Separating the facts from the rhetoric on taxes

The next time a conservative spouts the same whining bullshit about taxes, here are some actual facts to set them straight.

thanks, +Ole Olson 

  The US #32 out of 34 of developed countries in terms of taxation per GDP. So much for all those right wing "taxes enough already" cries meant to protect the Robber Barons!

While it's no surprise that conservative Republicans are deceptive in a desperate attempt to protect the profiteering scheme their Corporate overlords have going on, it IS nice to have #charts to back up your debunking of their lies.

#Economics   #Politics   #Taxation   #Plutocracy  
 ___Separating the facts from the rhetoric on taxes

The next time a conservative spouts the same whining bullshit about taxes, here are some actual facts to set them straight.

thanks, +Ole Olson 

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2014-08-26 12:32:08 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s) 

Myths about sex from the religious right

From the Would be funny if it weren't true files

thanks, +AlterNet 

Despite the fact that people have been having sex since literally before there were people, the religious right never stops acting like sex is some great conspiracy to bring about the end of human civilization. You have to give them credit for coming up with endlessly creative ways to go into full-blown panic at the idea that people are still having sex. Here’s five of the latest and silliest myths and legends about sex being floated by the religious right.___Myths about sex from the religious right

From the Would be funny if it weren't true files

thanks, +AlterNet 

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2014-08-24 19:54:13 (11 comments, 5 reshares, 43 +1s) 

The Reagan myth

thanks, +Valkyrie and +Armando Lioss 

___The Reagan myth

thanks, +Valkyrie and +Armando Lioss 

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2014-08-24 19:43:50 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s) 

The downside of acting to prevent global warming

thanks, +Daniel J. Stern 

Yeah! That's what I wanna know!___The downside of acting to prevent global warming

thanks, +Daniel J. Stern 

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2014-08-24 18:32:16 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s) 

In case you're curious about how fascists turn the "uss" against the "thems"...

Lies like this can only come from the mouth of someone who has an extremely dangerous agenda.

thanks, +AATTP 

Yes, he really said this

http://bit.ly/FakeWarOnWhites 

#Alabama   #WhiteSupremacists   #Racism   #Conservatism  ___In case you're curious about how fascists turn the "uss" against the "thems"...

Lies like this can only come from the mouth of someone who has an extremely dangerous agenda.

thanks, +AATTP 

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2014-08-24 15:33:39 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s) 

A glimpse into the mind of a cop

Just one cop. And maybe he's not representative. But if we assume for a moment that he is representative, then that would explain a lot.

When a person thinks like this, the last thing any sensible society would do is give him a gun. The US, on the other hand, sees delusional thoughts like this and immediately thinks, "The perfect cop!"

thanks, +Chris Lichowicz 

Sgt. Weston needs to be nationally trolled, badly.___A glimpse into the mind of a cop

Just one cop. And maybe he's not representative. But if we assume for a moment that he is representative, then that would explain a lot.

When a person thinks like this, the last thing any sensible society would do is give him a gun. The US, on the other hand, sees delusional thoughts like this and immediately thinks, "The perfect cop!"

thanks, +Chris Lichowicz 

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2014-08-24 14:26:19 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 9 +1s) 

Fairy tales for grownups

thanks, +Craig Froehle 

I'm increasingly impressed by Stephan Pastis' ability to integrate social commentary into his consistently funny strips, as today's comic illustrates. #pearslbeforeswine   #corporatepersonhood   #citizensunited   #punintended  ___Fairy tales for grownups

thanks, +Craig Froehle 

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2014-08-24 14:22:40 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s) 

Exactly what -- or whose -- "rights" do they aim to protect?

thanks, +Tim Elkins 

___Exactly what -- or whose -- "rights" do they aim to protect?

thanks, +Tim Elkins 

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