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Mike Keller has been at 3 events

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The White House2,559,977Join President Obama as he "travels" across the country in a virtual whistle-stop tour. The President will join Google+ Hangouts with people across the United States and talk with Americans about the issues laid out in his speech. RSVP now to watch the live Hangout on Friday, January 31.Watch the full video of the State of the Union and learn more about all the ways you can engage with us at http://WhiteHouse.gov/SOTU. #POTUSRoadTripA Virtual Road Trip with President Obama2014-01-31 20:00:00112 
SmugMug45,135Dear SmugMug Photographer,In seven days, on Tuesday, July 30th at 10:30 a.m. PDT, we're unveiling the new SmugMug. We will be streaming our announcement live and direct from our headquarters in Mountain View, California.Join us for a 30-minute webcast with our CEO and Chief Geek, +Don MacAskill. See the new look, catch a live demo, and be a part of the biggest launch since SmugMug started in 2002.We’re so grateful you found us. Thank you for entrusting us through the years with your priceless photos. We consider you part of our family and can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on. We think you’re gonna love it.Please tune into our UStream channel on July 30th at 10:30AM PST to view the announcement!http://www.ustream.tv/smugmug+Chris MacAskill & +Don MacAskill Founders, photographers, regular guysUnveiling The New SmugMug2013-07-30 19:30:00290 
Google Analytics3,916,823How well does your site perform? Are the slow pages affecting your conversation rates or driving away potential visitors and clients? In this perfcast, we will talk with Justin Cutroni and Ilya Grigorik about the new "real user measurement" (RUM) capabilities available in Google Analytics: we will discuss how the data is collected, what it means, and take a deep dive into some of the advanced use cases of how you can leverage this data within Google Analytics.Link to event: http://goo.gl/5htIOMake the Web Fast: Measuring performance with Google Analytics Site Speed reports2012-08-14 23:00:00308 

Mike Keller has been shared in 23 public circles

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Peter Bryant7,517Fill your stream with great photosAdd these guys if you enjoy seeing original, awesome, photos in your stream. I've been curating this list for a couple of years.  I typically cherry pick people here only after viewing their stream and seeing a consistent set of images I enjoy.  I mostly don't put people here that simply re-share photos.There are a few of the 'to be expected' photo big shots.  Plus a few great (yet unknown, uncommonly followed) photographers.+Shared Circles on G+ #sharedcircles #photographers  2013-07-23 02:10:15373839
Sujana Keny754Full of funny stuff share circle.... Please like or share whatever you want...2013-04-17 06:58:535001169
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
Daniel Norman32,455+Photography Goolge Plus Photographers Circle #1from G+ Photographers list #1https://plus.google.com/106133480923323663427/posts/74b7nXnAhrk#photography   #streetphotography   #streetpics   #benchsaturday   #art   #photographers   #photo   #circles   #photowalk   #photowalkslondon   #photowalkparis   #photowalkla   #photowalknyc   #scottkelbyphotowalk   #filmfriday   #filmphotography   #plusstreetphotography   #landscapephotography   #landscape   #naturephotography   #nature   #portraittuesday   #portraitphotography   #portrait   #fineartphotography   #fineart   #nudephotography   #nude   #travelphotography   #travel   #visualart   2012-10-19 17:21:1344711913
Rami Saarikorpi14,842The World's Best Photographers circle update is here again! Some modifications, adds and edits done in these circles. This is Circle 2/5. So remember to check the other circles to, if you are looking for your self.IMPORTANT!If you are in one of these circles. Mark + to this update and share it! That's the only way to get more people in these circles and get your self to other circles.2012-10-01 09:37:55498171314
Anna Nguyen23,683Love my photography circle!2012-08-16 02:11:1150111313
Jeff Smith36,143And The Selfy Sunday Project "regulars" circle. Will need to start a new one since this one is at 499. Let me know if you are in for some regular Selfy fun.2012-05-29 04:12:4549920322
Chad LaFarge9,931Top 50 Most Relevant, and Why You Don't Need All of ThemFor whatever reason (obvious for many, not-so-obvious for others), Google has determined that these are the most "relevant" people in my circles. Undoubtedly it factors in interactions and shared circl...istas (?!?).These are among the people from whom I look forward to hearing and seeing in my stream daily.Do yourself a favor and screen them in a new circle rather than adding them to a circle that already has your important engagers.I say this because I don't want you to be stuck with people from whom I like to hear in case you happen to learn that I have terrible taste in content. Add the circle independent of any other, and go look at the posts from its members. Remove those that don't post content that you find compelling.Do this with any shared circle you add.Your stream can only be as amazing as you allow it be through your efforts and exercising your judgement, not simply accepting someone else's shared circle blindly.I hope this is helpful.2012-04-19 04:45:2350501
Rami Saarikorpi10,129World's best Photographers in G+ (Circle 2/5)These photographers circles is a collection of world's best photographers. Over 2000 members!If you are not in these circles (and you should be), just share it and you will be added. (if you are a photographer)ATTENTION! If you are not in the first circle, check the other 4 circles that are published by me.2012-02-20 08:14:085015210
Andrew Hartwell1,189My G+ Left Wing Politics CircleI shared my right wing politics circle the other day, so I may as well share my leftist circle as well. Democrats, liberals, socialists, even a few anarchists: you'll find them all here. Lots of folks sharing interesting things, check it out! And I'm always trying to expand my G+ political circles, so let me know if you want to be included!2012-02-14 02:18:42501312
Jeff Smith29,073The Selfy Sunday Project "Regulars" circleCheck to see if your name is here, add the circle to your circles if you like or just follow along.If you want to be in on a regular basis just let me know and I will add you.2012-02-11 18:28:5443830818
Joao Alves3,734I share with you my photographers' circle.2012-01-27 20:28:14500103
Rami Saarikorpi8,610World's best Photographers in G+ (Circle 5/5) (360 panorama photographers in this one)These photographers circles is a collection of world's best photographers. Over 2000 members! +400 add's in last 10 days!If you are not in these circles (and you should be), just + this mail, re-share it and you will be added. Or add the whole circle to your own G+ATTENTION! If you are not in the first circle, check the other 4 circles that are published by me.2012-01-20 07:33:40322523
Jeff Smith23,219Here it is, the amazing, incredible, awesome, undeniable, fun filled, ultra light, all new, old school, super sized, made fresh daily, organic, all natural, hypo allergenic, no MSG, slow roasted, dehydrated, reconstituted, fresh, never frozen, vine ripened, hand picked, air tight SELFY SUNDAY REGULARS CIRCLE ...... can you dig it?ENJOY, SHARE and RE-SHARE and remember the Selfy Sunday project wants you!Let me know if your IN on the original participation post, Jan. 15/12 is the date.https://plus.google.com/u/1/115961021629090154025/posts/A73yR34gubhPS - this is for you too +Ricardo Williams2012-01-11 01:21:07378292426
Rami Saarikorpi8,311World's best Photographers in G+ (Circle update) 5/5 Again I've been asked to share my Pro photographers circles, so people can add them selfs in them or share these circles to all their contacts. So Here you go again! :) (if you are not in my circles (and you should be), just let me know, or if you know someone who should be in! Just let me know)2012-01-08 18:20:06319516
asim alvi106share your circles with methank youasim alvi shared a circle with you.2011-10-28 11:47:22501000
Al Everett77I can only share about half of the people in my "Beer People" circle. I guess I'd better divide it up. "Pros" vs. "Amateurs"? "Writers", "Brewers" and "Fans"?How would you divide it up?Al Everett shared a circle with you.2011-10-27 16:51:17500201
Jeff Rushton176World Photographers #1 (updated)Jeff Rushton shared a circle with you.2011-10-23 00:59:59500010
Cameron Buckley0My ARTISTS circleCameron Buckley shared a circle with you.2011-10-17 19:53:56287403
Heidi Richardson Evans61My yummy, colorful, fantastic circle of artists so far:Heidi Richardson Evans shared a circle with you.2011-10-17 19:43:5044103
Jon Bishop3,725Some great photographers to follow.Jon Bishop shared a circle with you.2011-10-16 18:54:1861301
Andrij „Andrew“ Harasewych66I guess I'll need a BeerTwo Circle as well. At max capacity on my first one (didn't realize you can put in 950 but only share 500). I'll be splitting them into two, and probably adding a few more if you guys send me more circles! Anyone else have a beer circle to share? I'll be putting out some nice beer-centric content starting soon!Andrij Harasewych shared a circle with you.2011-10-13 22:21:045001023
Terrie Heslop65Here is my list for Nikon photographers, if your not on here let me know.Terrie Heslop shared a circle with you.2011-09-27 00:51:201071113

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2014-11-23 17:51:26 (38 comments, 12 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

The People's agenda for Congress:
1. Access to lower cost student loans--80% support.
2. Increase spending on infrastructure--75%
3. Raising the minimum wage--65%
4. Emergency funding for fighting Ebola in Africa--60%
5. Addressing climate change/reducing carbon emissions--59%
6. Building Keystone Pipeline--54%

A distillation of the Boehner/McConnell priorities in the order presented.
1. Repeal "Obamacare."
2. Authorize the Keystone Pipeline.
3. Pass the "Hire More Heroes" (veterans) Act.
4. Restore "traditional" definition of full time work week to 40 hours (see item 1.)
5. Protect and expand America's energy boom [thanks Obama].
6. Support charter schools with tax dollars.

Most reshares: 47

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2014-11-25 01:52:43 (15 comments, 47 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Most plusones: 86

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2014-11-23 22:14:21 (29 comments, 16 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

66 million Americans voted for Obama in 26 states. Only six presidents have ever earned more than 51% of the popular vote twice and Obama is one of them...In Palin’s mind, these people’s very existence puts the nation’s survival in jeopardy? The biggest threat to America’s future is Americans?

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2014-11-27 00:15:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Interesting thoughts

#thewalkingdead

Interesting thoughts

#thewalkingdead___

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2014-11-26 22:20:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Let’s reflect on the important parts of “Crossed,” last night’s episode. Let’s remember that this plague-riddled world is a dangerous place, and that we have to heed the lessons they’re trying to teach us if we hope to make it to next week.The Walking Dead is not all hugs and smiles and delicious turkey dinners. It’s a practical blueprint for survival.

#TheWalkingDead 

Let’s reflect on the important parts of “Crossed,” last night’s episode. Let’s remember that this plague-riddled world is a dangerous place, and that we have to heed the lessons they’re trying to teach us if we hope to make it to next week.The Walking Dead is not all hugs and smiles and delicious turkey dinners. It’s a practical blueprint for survival.

#TheWalkingDead ___

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2014-11-26 03:19:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The likely ancestors of the domestic dog date from more than 30,000 years ago. But domestic cats’ forebears join us in the skeletal record only about 9,500 years ago. This difference fits our intuition about their comparative degrees of domestication: Dogs want to be “man’s best friend”; cats, not so much.
#cats   #evolution   #naturalselection  

The likely ancestors of the domestic dog date from more than 30,000 years ago. But domestic cats’ forebears join us in the skeletal record only about 9,500 years ago. This difference fits our intuition about their comparative degrees of domestication: Dogs want to be “man’s best friend”; cats, not so much.
#cats   #evolution   #naturalselection  ___

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2014-11-26 03:10:57 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

These are the questions a real prosecutor would have been asking, if he wanted to make a case.

Lisa Bloom argued on Twitter that St. Louis County prosecutors did a bad job questioning Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson about the shooting of Michael Brown. She argued the questioning was basically a "tea party," far from the "grueling session" it should have been.

#Ferguson  ___These are the questions a real prosecutor would have been asking, if he wanted to make a case.

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2014-11-26 03:10:10 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Lisa Bloom argued on Twitter that St. Louis County prosecutors did a bad job questioning Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson about the shooting of Michael Brown. She argued the questioning was basically a "tea party," far from the "grueling session" it should have been.

#Ferguson  

Lisa Bloom argued on Twitter that St. Louis County prosecutors did a bad job questioning Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson about the shooting of Michael Brown. She argued the questioning was basically a "tea party," far from the "grueling session" it should have been.

#Ferguson  ___

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2014-11-26 03:03:31 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The Scotches with smoky, peaty flavors, like those from the islands of Islay and Skye in western Scotland, were inconsistent, needing more trial and error to produce the picturesque ring patterns. By contrast, those from the valley around the River Spey in northeastern Scotland “seem like they’ll work every time,” Mr. Button said.

#scotch   #whisky   #photography  

The Scotches with smoky, peaty flavors, like those from the islands of Islay and Skye in western Scotland, were inconsistent, needing more trial and error to produce the picturesque ring patterns. By contrast, those from the valley around the River Spey in northeastern Scotland “seem like they’ll work every time,” Mr. Button said.

#scotch   #whisky   #photography  ___

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2014-11-25 23:05:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

None of this fits with what we know of Michael Brown. Brown wasn't a hardened felon. He didn't have a death wish. And while he might have been stoned, this isn't how stoned people act. The toxicology report did not indicate he was on PCP or something that would've led to suicidal aggression.

Which doesn't mean Wilson is a liar. Unbelievable things happen every day. The fact that his story raises more questions than it answers doesn't mean it isn't true.

But the point of a trial would have been to try to answer these questions. We would have either found out if everything we thought we knew about Brown was wrong, or if Wilson's story was flawed in important ways. But now we're not going to get that chance. We're just left with Wilson's unbelievable story.



None of this fits with what we know of Michael Brown. Brown wasn't a hardened felon. He didn't have a death wish. And while he might have been stoned, this isn't how stoned people act. The toxicology report did not indicate he was on PCP or something that would've led to suicidal aggression.

Which doesn't mean Wilson is a liar. Unbelievable things happen every day. The fact that his story raises more questions than it answers doesn't mean it isn't true.

But the point of a trial would have been to try to answer these questions. We would have either found out if everything we thought we knew about Brown was wrong, or if Wilson's story was flawed in important ways. But now we're not going to get that chance. We're just left with Wilson's unbelievable story.

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2014-11-25 19:47:12 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Emily Kinney fans...

Emily Kinney fans...___

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2014-11-25 19:27:54 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The problem is, this yet-another special #Benghazi panel has to be voted on again. And this comes three days after the GOP-controlled permanent Intelligence Committee released its own findings following a two-year investigation: that the military and the Central Intelligence Agency responded appropriately to the attack. And that was the sixth panel to find no wrongdoing.

The problem is, this yet-another special #Benghazi panel has to be voted on again. And this comes three days after the GOP-controlled permanent Intelligence Committee released its own findings following a two-year investigation: that the military and the Central Intelligence Agency responded appropriately to the attack. And that was the sixth panel to find no wrongdoing.___

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2014-11-25 18:41:09 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Further, the scholars cited the fact that federal courts “also explicitly recognized prosecutorial discretion in general and deferred action in particular. Notably, the U.S. Supreme Court noted in its Arizona v. United States decision in 2012: ‘A principal feature of the removal system is the broad discretion exercised by immigration officials.'”

#immigrationreform 

Further, the scholars cited the fact that federal courts “also explicitly recognized prosecutorial discretion in general and deferred action in particular. Notably, the U.S. Supreme Court noted in its Arizona v. United States decision in 2012: ‘A principal feature of the removal system is the broad discretion exercised by immigration officials.'”

#immigrationreform ___

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2014-11-25 17:12:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

If you’re still debating when you should time your #Thanksgiving travel to beat Wednesday’s East Coast #snowstorm, the latest round of weather models should make that decision easy: Leave now.

If you’re still debating when you should time your #Thanksgiving travel to beat Wednesday’s East Coast #snowstorm, the latest round of weather models should make that decision easy: Leave now.___

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2014-11-25 17:07:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Video of a peaceful protest, but of course, the TV crews didn't go there.
#Ferguson  

A small vine video that shows a peaceful group.  Going to be a rarity going against the if it bleeds, it leads mentality of what makes news stories.___Video of a peaceful protest, but of course, the TV crews didn't go there.
#Ferguson  

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2014-11-25 16:52:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

The first thing to make clear about Time, Conflict, Photography is what it doesn’t show. There is no photojournalism and little reportage, no scenes of carnage or heroism. Anyone expecting an exhibition of traditional war photography will be disappointed. The Tate’s curator of photography, Simon Baker, describes it, instead, as “a conceptual reading of how war is remembered”. The passing of time is the governing principle, allowing Baker to show the ways in which photographers from the mid-19th century to the present have responded to war from different standpoints. These range from the almost immediate (Moments Later) to the historical (100 Years Later).

The first thing to make clear about Time, Conflict, Photography is what it doesn’t show. There is no photojournalism and little reportage, no scenes of carnage or heroism. Anyone expecting an exhibition of traditional war photography will be disappointed. The Tate’s curator of photography, Simon Baker, describes it, instead, as “a conceptual reading of how war is remembered”. The passing of time is the governing principle, allowing Baker to show the ways in which photographers from the mid-19th century to the present have responded to war from different standpoints. These range from the almost immediate (Moments Later) to the historical (100 Years Later).___

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2014-11-25 15:03:37 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

The judicial system as we’ve constructed it just isn’t equipped—or even willing—to hold officers accountable for shootings and other offenses. Or put differently, the simple fact is that the police can kill for almost any reason with little fear of criminal charges.

A good read, and this really addresses the problem. It doesn't matter whether Wilson was convicted of a crime, what matters is that he wasn't even indicted. In any type of case involving civilians, the suspect would at least have been indicted. The public needs at least the appearance of fair play.

#Ferguson  ___The judicial system as we’ve constructed it just isn’t equipped—or even willing—to hold officers accountable for shootings and other offenses. Or put differently, the simple fact is that the police can kill for almost any reason with little fear of criminal charges.

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2014-11-25 15:01:37 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

A good read, and this really addresses the problem. It doesn't matter whether Wilson was convicted of a crime, what matters is that he wasn't even indicted. In any type of case involving civilians, the suspect would at least have been indicted. The public needs at least the appearance of fair play.

#Ferguson  

A good read, and this really addresses the problem. It doesn't matter whether Wilson was convicted of a crime, what matters is that he wasn't even indicted. In any type of case involving civilians, the suspect would at least have been indicted. The public needs at least the appearance of fair play.

#Ferguson  ___

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2014-11-25 05:03:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

#Ferguson  

#Ferguson  ___

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2014-11-25 04:07:20 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Season's greetings from the #Ferguson  PD!

RT +The New York Times 
A scene from outside the police station in Ferguson. Police say they are using smoke to break up crowds

Season's greetings from the #Ferguson  PD!

RT +The New York Times 
A scene from outside the police station in Ferguson. Police say they are using smoke to break up crowds___

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2014-11-25 04:02:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

RT @RussPtacek:‪
#Ferguson‬: What may become an iconic moment. One man stands with his hands up blocking armored vehicles.@ksdknews

RT @RussPtacek:‪
#Ferguson‬: What may become an iconic moment. One man stands with his hands up blocking armored vehicles.@ksdknews___

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2014-11-25 03:55:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

RT @140elect:#Ferguson police seem to think excessive use of force will silence folks angry about their excessive use of force

___RT @140elect:#Ferguson police seem to think excessive use of force will silence folks angry about their excessive use of force

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2014-11-25 03:49:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Legal experts agree that, at any level, it is extremely rare for prosecutors to fail to win an indictment...Cases involving police shootings, however, appear to be an exception._

#Ferguson  

Legal experts agree that, at any level, it is extremely rare for prosecutors to fail to win an indictment...Cases involving police shootings, however, appear to be an exception._

#Ferguson  ___

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2014-11-25 03:25:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-25 02:03:02 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Utility executives say the trend has accelerated this year, with several companies signing contracts, known as power purchase agreements, for solar or wind at prices below that of natural gas, especially in the Great Plains and Southwest, where wind and sunlight are abundant.

Those prices were made possible by generous subsidies that could soon diminish or expire, but recent analyses show that even without those subsidies, alternative energies can often compete with traditional sources.

According to a study by the investment banking firm Lazard, the cost of utility-scale solar energy is as low as 5.6 cents a kilowatt-hour, and wind is as low as 1.4 cents. In comparison, natural gas comes at 6.1 cents a kilowatt-hour on the low end and coal at 6.6 cents. Without subsidies, the firm’s analysis shows, solar costs about 7.2 cents a kilowatt-hour at the low end, with wind at 3.7 cents.

#energy   #solarenergy   #windpower  ___Utility executives say the trend has accelerated this year, with several companies signing contracts, known as power purchase agreements, for solar or wind at prices below that of natural gas, especially in the Great Plains and Southwest, where wind and sunlight are abundant.

Those prices were made possible by generous subsidies that could soon diminish or expire, but recent analyses show that even without those subsidies, alternative energies can often compete with traditional sources.

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2014-11-25 02:02:03 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

According to a study by the investment banking firm Lazard, the cost of utility-scale solar energy is as low as 5.6 cents a kilowatt-hour, and wind is as low as 1.4 cents. In comparison, natural gas comes at 6.1 cents a kilowatt-hour on the low end and coal at 6.6 cents. Without subsidies, the firm’s analysis shows, solar costs about 7.2 cents a kilowatt-hour at the low end, with wind at 3.7 cents.

#energy   #solarenergy   #windpower  

According to a study by the investment banking firm Lazard, the cost of utility-scale solar energy is as low as 5.6 cents a kilowatt-hour, and wind is as low as 1.4 cents. In comparison, natural gas comes at 6.1 cents a kilowatt-hour on the low end and coal at 6.6 cents. Without subsidies, the firm’s analysis shows, solar costs about 7.2 cents a kilowatt-hour at the low end, with wind at 3.7 cents.

#energy   #solarenergy   #windpower  ___

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2014-11-25 01:52:43 (15 comments, 47 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-25 01:51:43 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

#illegalaliens   #jobs   #sarcasm  

#illegalaliens   #jobs   #sarcasm  ___

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2014-11-24 20:57:41 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

#education  

Nailed it.___ #education  

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2014-11-24 15:26:14 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

How not ironic.

How not ironic.___

2014-11-24 01:30:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Barnes & Noble is offering signed editions from 100 authors on Black Friday. In stores only. There's something you can't get on your Nook or Kindle.

#books  

Barnes & Noble is offering signed editions from 100 authors on Black Friday. In stores only. There's something you can't get on your Nook or Kindle.

#books  ___

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2014-11-24 00:38:32 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

I know how he feels.

#passwords   #security  

I know how he feels.

#passwords   #security  ___

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2014-11-23 23:13:29 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

This is actually pretty cool. Kind of expensive, but if you brew 5 gallons every few weeks, it would probably pay for itself.

#beer   #brewing  

This is actually pretty cool. Kind of expensive, but if you brew 5 gallons every few weeks, it would probably pay for itself.

#beer   #brewing  ___

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2014-11-23 22:32:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

This is an awesome video. Most space films try to show the slow grandeur of space; this video reminds us that the ISS is traveling at 28,000 km/hour. It's worth the three minutes.
#space   #ISS   #astronauts  

This is an awesome video. Most space films try to show the slow grandeur of space; this video reminds us that the ISS is traveling at 28,000 km/hour. It's worth the three minutes.
#space   #ISS   #astronauts  ___

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2014-11-23 22:15:24 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

“We’ll survive this president. The question is (overdramatic pause) can we survive the people who voted for him, twice?” 
...Palin seems to be arguing that her most pressing concern about America’s future isn't the president that disgusts her; it’s Americans themselves.

66 million Americans voted for Obama in 26 states. Only six presidents have ever earned more than 51% of the popular vote twice and Obama is one of them...In Palin’s mind, these people’s very existence puts the nation’s survival in jeopardy? The biggest threat to America’s future is Americans?___“We’ll survive this president. The question is (overdramatic pause) can we survive the people who voted for him, twice?” 
...Palin seems to be arguing that her most pressing concern about America’s future isn't the president that disgusts her; it’s Americans themselves.

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2014-11-23 22:14:21 (29 comments, 16 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

66 million Americans voted for Obama in 26 states. Only six presidents have ever earned more than 51% of the popular vote twice and Obama is one of them...In Palin’s mind, these people’s very existence puts the nation’s survival in jeopardy? The biggest threat to America’s future is Americans?

66 million Americans voted for Obama in 26 states. Only six presidents have ever earned more than 51% of the popular vote twice and Obama is one of them...In Palin’s mind, these people’s very existence puts the nation’s survival in jeopardy? The biggest threat to America’s future is Americans?___

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2014-11-23 18:30:14 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

This is a very cool pair of exhibits. To me, it's disappointing to see the Adams work as the lead photo in this review, because there's a lot of really great photos by other artists that need to be seen. Huntington Museum of Art.

This is a very cool pair of exhibits. To me, it's disappointing to see the Adams work as the lead photo in this review, because there's a lot of really great photos by other artists that need to be seen. Huntington Museum of Art.___

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2014-11-23 18:26:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

No small part of the very large achievement of Paul Strand (1890-1976) is how clearly his work disproved the assumption that #photography was inherently inferior to #painting. That achievement is on magnificent display in “Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography.” It runs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the exhibition’s only North American venue, through Jan. 4

No small part of the very large achievement of Paul Strand (1890-1976) is how clearly his work disproved the assumption that #photography was inherently inferior to #painting. That achievement is on magnificent display in “Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography.” It runs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the exhibition’s only North American venue, through Jan. 4___

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2014-11-23 18:15:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

#photography   #books   #gifts  

#photography   #books   #gifts  ___

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2014-11-23 18:11:11 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Like everything else, they'll try it even though they know it's a waste of time and taxpayer money.

#immigrationreform  

Reps. Ted Poe (R-Texas) and Diane Black (R-Tenn.) have introduced legislation to prohibit funding to implement President Obama's executive action on immigration...They seem surprisingly undeterred by the apparent problem that there is nothing to defund; Immigration Services is not appropriated funds via the Congress in the first place, but is self-funded by the fees it charges to applicants.___Like everything else, they'll try it even though they know it's a waste of time and taxpayer money.

#immigrationreform  

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2014-11-23 18:10:02 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Reps. Ted Poe (R-Texas) and Diane Black (R-Tenn.) have introduced legislation to prohibit funding to implement President Obama's executive action on immigration...They seem surprisingly undeterred by the apparent problem that there is nothing to defund; Immigration Services is not appropriated funds via the Congress in the first place, but is self-funded by the fees it charges to applicants.

Reps. Ted Poe (R-Texas) and Diane Black (R-Tenn.) have introduced legislation to prohibit funding to implement President Obama's executive action on immigration...They seem surprisingly undeterred by the apparent problem that there is nothing to defund; Immigration Services is not appropriated funds via the Congress in the first place, but is self-funded by the fees it charges to applicants.___

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2014-11-23 17:53:27 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Keeping in mind their promise "honor the voters' trust" it is interesting to note that there is only one item in common with the voters actual agenda for Congress, which is #6 on the people's list and #2 on B & M's list.

The People's agenda for Congress:
1. Access to lower cost student loans--80% support.
2. Increase spending on infrastructure--75%
3. Raising the minimum wage--65%
4. Emergency funding for fighting Ebola in Africa--60%
5. Addressing climate change/reducing carbon emissions--59%
6. Building Keystone Pipeline--54%

A distillation of the Boehner/McConnell priorities in the order presented.
1. Repeal "Obamacare."
2. Authorize the Keystone Pipeline.
3. Pass the "Hire More Heroes" (veterans) Act.
4. Restore "traditional" definition of full time work week to 40 hours (see item 1.)
5. Protect and expand America's energy boom [thanks Obama].
6. Support charter schools with tax dollars.___Keeping in mind their promise "honor the voters' trust" it is interesting to note that there is only one item in common with the voters actual agenda for Congress, which is #6 on the people's list and #2 on B & M's list.

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2014-11-23 17:51:26 (38 comments, 12 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

The People's agenda for Congress:
1. Access to lower cost student loans--80% support.
2. Increase spending on infrastructure--75%
3. Raising the minimum wage--65%
4. Emergency funding for fighting Ebola in Africa--60%
5. Addressing climate change/reducing carbon emissions--59%
6. Building Keystone Pipeline--54%

A distillation of the Boehner/McConnell priorities in the order presented.
1. Repeal "Obamacare."
2. Authorize the Keystone Pipeline.
3. Pass the "Hire More Heroes" (veterans) Act.
4. Restore "traditional" definition of full time work week to 40 hours (see item 1.)
5. Protect and expand America's energy boom [thanks Obama].
6. Support charter schools with tax dollars.

The People's agenda for Congress:
1. Access to lower cost student loans--80% support.
2. Increase spending on infrastructure--75%
3. Raising the minimum wage--65%
4. Emergency funding for fighting Ebola in Africa--60%
5. Addressing climate change/reducing carbon emissions--59%
6. Building Keystone Pipeline--54%

A distillation of the Boehner/McConnell priorities in the order presented.
1. Repeal "Obamacare."
2. Authorize the Keystone Pipeline.
3. Pass the "Hire More Heroes" (veterans) Act.
4. Restore "traditional" definition of full time work week to 40 hours (see item 1.)
5. Protect and expand America's energy boom [thanks Obama].
6. Support charter schools with tax dollars.___

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2014-11-23 02:47:13 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Mexican Shoneys!

Mexican Shoneys!___

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2014-11-22 14:20:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

A major driving force behind this political resegregation is the Republican State Leadership Committee, a deep-pocketed yet under-the-radar group that calls itself the "lead Republican redistricting organization." The RSLC is funded largely by Fortune 500 corporations, including Reynolds American, Las Vegas Sands, Walmart, Devon Energy, Citigroup, AT&T,Pfizer, Altria Group, Honeywell International, Hewlett-Packard. Other heavyweight donors not on the Fortune 500 list include Koch Industries, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and the US Chamber of Commerce. At the same time these big-name firms underwrite the RSLC's efforts to dilute the power of black voters, many of them preach the values of diversity and inclusion on their websites and in corporate reports.

#segregation #disenfranchised #voting

A major driving force behind this political resegregation is the Republican State Leadership Committee, a deep-pocketed yet under-the-radar group that calls itself the "lead Republican redistricting organization." The RSLC is funded largely by Fortune 500 corporations, including Reynolds American, Las Vegas Sands, Walmart, Devon Energy, Citigroup, AT&T,Pfizer, Altria Group, Honeywell International, Hewlett-Packard. Other heavyweight donors not on the Fortune 500 list include Koch Industries, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and the US Chamber of Commerce. At the same time these big-name firms underwrite the RSLC's efforts to dilute the power of black voters, many of them preach the values of diversity and inclusion on their websites and in corporate reports.

#segregation #disenfranchised #voting___

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2014-11-22 03:23:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

By 1999, nine years after it went up, Kryptos fans had deciphered three of the sculpture’s four messages — 865 letters punched through elegantly curved copper sheets that make up the most striking part of the work. (In fact, cryptographers at the National Security Agency cracked those messages in 1993, but kept the triumph to themselves.) The fourth and final passage, a mere 97 characters long, has thwarted thousands of followers ever since.

By 1999, nine years after it went up, Kryptos fans had deciphered three of the sculpture’s four messages — 865 letters punched through elegantly curved copper sheets that make up the most striking part of the work. (In fact, cryptographers at the National Security Agency cracked those messages in 1993, but kept the triumph to themselves.) The fourth and final passage, a mere 97 characters long, has thwarted thousands of followers ever since.___

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2014-11-22 03:01:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Way cool interview and shots of how sound gets put into a film.

#interstellarmovie   #film   #sounddesign  

Way cool interview and shots of how sound gets put into a film.

#interstellarmovie   #film   #sounddesign  ___

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2014-11-22 02:28:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Man, I hope that was a lake and not seawater!

Man, I hope that was a lake and not seawater!___

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2014-11-22 02:24:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

In a statement released by Committee Chairman Hal Rogers's (R-Ky.) office hours before Obama's scheduled national address, the committee said the primary agency responsible for implementing Obama's actions is funded entirely by user fees.
As a result, the committee said the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) agency would be able to continue to collect fees and carry out its operations even if the government shut down.
“This agency is entirely self-funded through the fees it collects on various immigration applications," the committee said in a statement. "Congress does not appropriate funds for any of its operations, including the issuance of immigration status or work permits, with the exception of the ‘E-Verify’ program. Therefore, the appropriations process cannot be used to 'defund' the agency."
#immigration  

In a statement released by Committee Chairman Hal Rogers's (R-Ky.) office hours before Obama's scheduled national address, the committee said the primary agency responsible for implementing Obama's actions is funded entirely by user fees.
As a result, the committee said the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) agency would be able to continue to collect fees and carry out its operations even if the government shut down.
“This agency is entirely self-funded through the fees it collects on various immigration applications," the committee said in a statement. "Congress does not appropriate funds for any of its operations, including the issuance of immigration status or work permits, with the exception of the ‘E-Verify’ program. Therefore, the appropriations process cannot be used to 'defund' the agency."
#immigration  ___

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2014-11-22 02:23:53 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

In a statement released by Committee Chairman Hal Rogers's (R-Ky.) office hours before Obama's scheduled national address, the committee said the primary agency responsible for implementing Obama's actions is funded entirely by user fees.
As a result, the committee said the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) agency would be able to continue to collect fees and carry out its operations even if the government shut down.
“This agency is entirely self-funded through the fees it collects on various immigration applications," the committee said in a statement. "Congress does not appropriate funds for any of its operations, including the issuance of immigration status or work permits, with the exception of the ‘E-Verify’ program. Therefore, the appropriations process cannot be used to 'defund' the agency."
#immigration  

In a statement released by Committee Chairman Hal Rogers's (R-Ky.) office hours before Obama's scheduled national address, the committee said the primary agency responsible for implementing Obama's actions is funded entirely by user fees.
As a result, the committee said the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) agency would be able to continue to collect fees and carry out its operations even if the government shut down.
“This agency is entirely self-funded through the fees it collects on various immigration applications," the committee said in a statement. "Congress does not appropriate funds for any of its operations, including the issuance of immigration status or work permits, with the exception of the ‘E-Verify’ program. Therefore, the appropriations process cannot be used to 'defund' the agency."
#immigration  ___

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2014-11-22 01:42:02 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

The Blue Wall is a block of states that no Republican Presidential candidate can realistically hope to win. On Election Day that block added New Hampshire to its number and Virginia is shifting. At the outset of any Presidential campaign, a minimally effective Democratic candidate can expect to win 257 electoral votes out of the 270 needed to win. If Virginia joins New Hampshire that number will be 270 out of 270.
...But what about that RED Map….well it accounts for 149 electoral votes. The biggest Republican victory in decades did not move the map. What was Red before in electoral politics is still Red (and maybe less Red considering NH and VA).

The Blue Wall is a block of states that no Republican Presidential candidate can realistically hope to win. On Election Day that block added New Hampshire to its number and Virginia is shifting. At the outset of any Presidential campaign, a minimally effective Democratic candidate can expect to win 257 electoral votes out of the 270 needed to win. If Virginia joins New Hampshire that number will be 270 out of 270.
...But what about that RED Map….well it accounts for 149 electoral votes. The biggest Republican victory in decades did not move the map. What was Red before in electoral politics is still Red (and maybe less Red considering NH and VA).___

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2014-11-22 01:20:13 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

The House Intelligence Committee report was released with little fanfare on the Friday before Thanksgiving week. Many of its findings echo those of six previous investigations by various congressional committees and a State Department panel. The eighth Benghazi investigation is being carried out by a House Select Committee appointed in May.

Darn those facts

Debunking a series of persistent allegations hinting at dark conspiracies, the investigation determined that there was no intelligence failure, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue, and no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria.

#benghazigate  ___The House Intelligence Committee report was released with little fanfare on the Friday before Thanksgiving week. Many of its findings echo those of six previous investigations by various congressional committees and a State Department panel. The eighth Benghazi investigation is being carried out by a House Select Committee appointed in May.

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2014-11-22 01:18:41 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Darn those facts

Debunking a series of persistent allegations hinting at dark conspiracies, the investigation determined that there was no intelligence failure, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue, and no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria.

#benghazigate  

Darn those facts

Debunking a series of persistent allegations hinting at dark conspiracies, the investigation determined that there was no intelligence failure, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue, and no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria.

#benghazigate  ___

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