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Google Local Austin359,449Win a pair of seats to our exclusive evening at Franklin BBQ – goo.gl/2Sn5jBWe're giving you a chance to experience every Austin carnivore's dream: the most mouthwatering brisket, ribs, sausage and salty sides imaginable...without waiting three hours in line!Want access to chow down at Franklin's during our private buy out, complete with live music, ice cold beer, and enough leftovers to last a week? Start writing local reviews on Google. Each high-quality review you write between now and August 6 will increase your chances of landing two coveted spots at our family style table. 1) Make sure you’re signed up for City Experts: g.co/cityexpert2) Enter the contest: goo.gl/2Sn5jB3) Get your reviews in by Wed., August 6.We'll announce the winners here (and via email) on Thurs., August 7.Photo by Franklin BarbecueFranklin BBQ Takeover2014-08-12 18:30:00112G+
Sarah Hill2,714,142Calling all inhabitants of the Ghost Town.  Let's #HIRL in Austin, TX!!!   (Hangout In Real Life).Hear how ★ Plusketeers are using the +Google+  platform to create their own #humanmedia posse and how 2013 could be the year for + Google +. Our venue only holds 100 so you must RVSP early and email googleplus@vu.com if you'd like to join us for lunch. +Veterans United is picking up the tab for free food and drinks but you're ghosts...so you don't eat much right?  ♥♥♥   #SXSWHIRL  HIRL in Austin, TX2013-03-09 12:00:00248G+

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Mike Elgan3,437,756Behold! The new League of Extraordinary Circle Friends!My League of Extraordinary Circle Friends is my hand-picked group of super charming super-sharers! I want you to do three things: 1. Click the "Add people" button below and circle this group (especially if you've circle this group previously -- doing this will update the group without duplicates). 2. Share this post with all your circles. 3. Share this post with people who are looking for awesome people to circle on G+. I've added four new people to the League.+Amira Elgan! Yes: She's my wife. And I've been trying to avoid adding her for a year. But her stream is perfect for the League so I've added her. +Noble Ackerson is a super nice and interesting guy, a super nerd and consummate glasshole -- he uses Google Glass to great effect to bring you into his world. In fact, the only bigger glasshole I know is... +Cecilia Abadie and Noble work at the same company, and Ceclia is another Glass user with a wonderful Google+ stream. +Andreas Katifes gives you a window into Greek scenes and Greek food that's so compelling you might accidentally quick your job and move to Greece. Welcome to the League, everyone! 2014-07-27 23:39:2625113CC G+
Jason Darrell20,419A Circle of Bloggers -|- FYIOver time, this circle has fluctuated in populace and purpose. It's simply called "Blogger" - at one point or another, I've read a blog, liked what I've seen and added the author thus.There will be some noticeable absences. I have Pro Copywriters, G+ on Steroids and Google Awesome circles, too. If you're not in here, blog and I engage regularly, you're in one of those.However, being in this circle doesn't preclude you from being in those others. I know several people here I have in multiple circles.This isn't a 'shared circle' as in: add your name, plus 1 it and share it.These peops have been hand-picked by me over (almost) 3 years. And, according to Circloscope, all have posted content within the last 6 weeks (unless they're exceptionally talented and they warrant inclusion due to the magnitude of their blogging skills, in which case I've left them in).Lastly, if you're included and have never posted content in your life, accept my apologies and drop me a note to be removed.2014-07-11 11:43:174091005CC G+
Lose Those Poundz1,283Health and Weight loss Circle V 1.0This is a super circle and in it I have put together a group of really interesting and active friends on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the *top Google+ users who share and reshare unique and original contents regarding weight loss and healthy eating.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with like minded people who share marvelous content:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be circled and added  to the next circle, do these simple steps:1 - Add this circle2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Plus 1 the post 4 - CommentIf you already have me in circle and want to be included in the next circle to be shared, don't be sad, just  leave a comment. Saying you wish to be included. More you share, more you get sharedHave fun! #circles     #circleshare     #circlesharing     #sharedpubliccircles     #addpeople     #addcircle       #weightloss   #healthyeating  2014-07-11 04:13:23483105CC G+
Norman Grant2,373#circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #circleshared2014-05-29 22:08:20454115CC G+
Norman Grant2,139I highly suggest adding each and every person in this #GoogleCircle  as they will b sure to interact with you.#circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #circleshared2014-05-21 02:12:03450121CC G+
John Nuntiatio36,773#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #football #tennis #golf #photography #health #weightloss  2014-05-19 21:53:11494136CC G+
Rosie Taylor0Google Friends! - You're in this  #Circle   -  #Share   the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be  #Shared   :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                              This is a super  #Circle   and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   #Google + users that share unique and original contents.#Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:#boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 -  #Follow   your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#circles      #circleshare      #circlesharing      #sharedcircles                #addcircles    #addpeople      #addcircle    #addfriends      2014-05-16 17:12:07458208CC G+
Rosie Taylor0Google Friends! - You're in this  #Circle   -  #Share   the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be  #Shared   :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                              This is a super  #Circle   and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   #Google + users that share unique and original contents.#Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:#boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 -  #Follow   your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#circles      #circleshare      #circlesharing      #sharedcircles                #addcircles    #addpeople      #addcircle    #addfriends      2014-05-15 09:08:16458208CC G+
Robert Connor8,250My new circle about circle shearing PEOPLE and page who update regular his circlePlus, Comment and Re-share this post in to PUBLIC and to EXTENDED CIRCLES#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleshares  #circlesharing  #circlesshare  #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles  #sharedcircleoftheday2014-05-15 08:17:17457312148CC G+
Ryan Johnson4,790Awesome circle with amazing photographers you want to have in your circlesRe-share this circle in your stream Plus and comment#sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #holidays #vacation #views #trekking #tourist #tour #honeymoon #cruise #landscape #sea #weekend 2014-05-12 09:51:28465114104138CC G+
John Nuntiatio33,831#circles #share #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news 2014-04-17 06:46:35484348CC G+
Jack C Crawford86,096Another cool circle.2014-03-22 17:03:555000517CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:58:15230002CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:57:53230022CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:57:28230003CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:57:04230022CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:56:44231305CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,572#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-12 06:21:31469007CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,572#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-12 06:20:51469102CC G+
Bob Mulholland20,590Haven't done a  #FollowFriday  in a while. Beam these mofos into your Circles , Scotty!Nothin' but a buncha  #StarTrek  nerds in here.... #SharedCircles  2014-03-07 20:06:14486519CC G+
Jean-François Durocher3,158I've never shared any circle but I'll try it today. This circle is on that I built over the last month or so of interesting people on G+. Some are popular some are less but I think it's a good idea to give them all a try and see what they can bring to your Google+ experience.Thanks guys for this cool G+ experience. #engagers   #circles   #circle  2014-03-03 20:50:551865312CC G+
Becky Collins2,634Learning and Knowledge Management Circle - Feb22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:31:49991013CC G+
Scott Buehler69,427Web Designers of Google+ - These are people that came up in my searches for web design on Google Plus. I'm sure this group has people that may not be actual designers but are people interested in design but nonetheless, I gave it a good effort.Keeping the community aspect alive. Get to know these people.This is a one time release. If you are a designer but I missed you, just leave a comment for others to find you. Rock on Google+Scott's New Community: https://plus.google.com/communities/115253059523607863437 #webdesign   #webdesigner   #circleshare  2014-02-09 22:54:294547830CC G+
Larry Chuon74I'm new to Google+.  My circle of PlusOne is for those who are leveraging Google+ to grow their circle and business.2014-02-08 04:36:20236304CC G+
Mike Elgan3,022,401Drafting +Renata Sherwin into the League!Click "Add people" below to circle my League of Extraordinary Circle Friends!" (And please SHARE with all your circles!)My Google+ charm offensive continues with the addition of one +Renata Sherwin into the League. Renata was an early Google+ superstar, then mysteriously vanished for awhile. Now she's back, bigger than life, and sharing her world and discoveries. Welcome to the League, Renata!!2014-01-26 18:46:493220625CC G+
Gerard van Schip19,561My best maintained circle is my "English speakers living in Japan" circle. In this circle you will find people from all over the world who are now living in Japan . About half of them are Japanese natives.Enjoy.2014-01-19 12:42:05216604CC G+
Custom Button Co.119People on Plus to Network with for feeding your Graphic Design NeedsSo we've been carefully curating the best designers, pages, and communities to procure the best logo designs for your business and more.If we were to fill up promotional space on buttons, business cards and other ideas, these are the people we'd look to for inspiration:Some of whom we've recently mentioned in our blog posts+Jake Dugard +Daniel Coelho - Graphic Design +Karl Gookey - Graphic Designer +Aylin Hakova Graphic Design +Chris Metzner Graphic Designer +F5 Graphic Design  #business   #graphicdesigners   #sharedcircles   #customdesign   #custombuttons  2013-12-12 22:00:23169013CC G+
Johnny Huntington0#webdesign #sharedcircles #webdevelopment  Here is a great shared circle of Professional Web Designers.2013-11-04 13:45:45501003CC G+
Fabian Weiland531#sharedcircles #sharedcircle #research #learning #communications  2013-10-31 09:13:1597104CC G+
Laura Milani1,520Topengagers Laura CircleHappy Saturday People !  May you have a great shopping day !This #sharedcircle has my top engagers for great ripples !Laura2013-09-07 15:57:562946214CC G+
Jane Ellen43,979I call this one my Big Ball-0-Fun.  I started with Dede's Fundies, thank you +Dede Craig King and added smaller circles I had made, along with a science circle from +Ray Sanders ,  and some small circles from +Lynette Young and +Carter Gibson and I don't even know who else.  So I haven't organized circles in two years.  You wanna make sumpin' of it? #sharedcircles   #circleshare  #newbies 2013-09-06 17:42:0642926630CC G+
Mike Elgan2,555,670Please click 'Add people' below!It's still August. And that means the Blogs of August experiment is still picking up steam. We've got 166 dedicated bloggers now blogging primarily on Google+. Please click Add people to add this circle (even if you've already added it in the past) then share this post to "Public!*2013-08-28 04:19:0216515829CC G+
Mike Elgan2,515,444More bloggers in the Blogs of August - Please 'Add people' again!I've added more bloggers to the Blogs of August circle since the last time you added this circle. Please add again to get the new people!Also: Please share this circle with all of YOUR circles. August is halfway done -- let's support Google+ blogging by adding, sharing and promoting the Blogs of August!2013-08-15 11:20:36148291535CC G+
Christy Sandhoff12,220from +Mike Elgan ...Get ready for the return of my charm offensive!I haven't added anyone to or promoted my League of Extraordinary Circle Friends circle in a long time. But the Internet's most charming and original crew of engagers is coming back!Here's what you need to know about the League:As a group, they're not the usual suspects.This circle is not tech heavy or filled with celebrities, pundits or people with massive circle counts (people who reach 100k followers are "graduated" out).This is my hand-picked, carefully curated list of people I personally recommend. So here's what I'm asking you to do: 1. Share this post2. Click "Add people" and circle this shared circle3. If you have a circle you share, please add this circle to that circle. 2013-07-11 19:07:5230033CC G+
Mike Elgan2,441,171Get ready for the return of my charm offensive!I haven't added anyone to or promoted my League of Extraordinary Circle Friends circle in a long time. But the Internet's most charming and original crew of engagers is coming back!Here's what you need to know about the League:As a group, they're not the usual suspects.This circle is not tech heavy or filled with celebrities, pundits or people with massive circle counts (people who reach 100k followers are "graduated" out).This is my hand-picked, carefully curated list of people I personally recommend. So here's what I'm asking you to do: 1. Share this post2. Click "Add people" and circle this shared circle3. If you have a circle you share, please add this circle to that circle. 2013-07-11 18:58:02299924CC G+
Max Huijgen46,779The 100 most relevant people on G+ you really should check out. It´s impossible to select the people which contributes most to my experience on G+ so I´ll let Google do the dirty work.These 98 people (and 2 pages I helped founding) are the most relevant ones according to Google´s circle sort so they deserve a spot in the Friday sun.  If you´re not in it, be assured I really enjoy your posts and/or comments. I meet a lot of great people here, but this self imposed limit to 100 is just to make it easier for others to circle the whole bunch and check them out.2013-06-21 19:32:111001221459CC G+
Technology Roundup0BMN's Designers, Graphic Artists, And General Artists ListWant some art in your life? Follow this circle of designers, graphic artists, and general artists. Know someone not on this circle who should be? Let us know!2013-06-21 01:12:47124113CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu4,968A circle based on +Richard Green's last creation! Add it to yours, share it! They all have some wonderful spark in them!If you're notified, you're in! Sorry to disturb you with the notification! If you want out, just say so :)2013-06-19 09:59:4539032733CC G+
Steven Krohn1,616The Popular Choice Circle________________________Richard Green originally shared:Here's version 2 of my Popular Choice circle. The members of this circle were nominated for inclusion here (http://goo.gl/vY07d). Anecdotal evidence suggests that this circle is a pretty good one to add: after the last share, somebody that I follow made the comment:I have to admit I have never had so many people add me back so shortly after adding a shared circle.As guest members of the circle this time, I'm including everyone who has created a circle with me in it in the last four weeks, including +Chris Cota, +Steven Krohn, +Marlo Angelo Tito, +Leo Walsh, +Cesare Riccardo, +Michael Bennett, +1212Scenery, +Daniel Mihai Popescu, +Gai Xinh, +Mithu Hassan, +Daniel Stock, +Marino Puletti, +Christy Sandhoff, +Johnathan Yesson, +Roleta Anedotas, +Linda Dee, +Mariusz Zapart, +César Bustíos Benites, +Andrea Orselli, +Katherine Vucicevic, +Networx, +Rome Heels, +Thumb up your Followers ►, +AyJay Schibig, +Zbynek Kysela, +Ewart Corrigan, +Hamilton Carter, +Don Dobbie, +Brian Buckley, +Wajahat Khan, +Crazy Circles, +Laurent Jean Philippe, +Maria Leoni and +Wolfgang Wodeck.  I'd especially like to thank +Scott Buehler, +Ludovic Moreeuw and +Science on Google+: A Public Database for including me in some particularly exciting circles: the Hyperball, the VIIP Circle and the Smokin' Science Circle, respectively.And now the surprise feature: I invite everyone to leave a comment on (the original post of) this circle share containing a link to one of your own posts. Ideally, this should be something that you posted recently and that you are particularly pleased with. (Don't post spam though; I will delete it.)2013-06-18 14:06:1838425937CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu4,802I have added version 2 of +Richard Green's  Popular Choice, re-freshed with my nucleus of Invincible circle and brushed of inactive accounts :)If you are notified, you're in, of course :)Thank you for sharing!2013-06-17 10:29:4338924937CC G+
Richard Green16,268Here's version 2 of my Popular Choice circle. The members of this circle were nominated for inclusion here (http://goo.gl/vY07d). Anecdotal evidence suggests that this circle is a pretty good one to add: after the last share, somebody that I follow made the comment:I have to admit I have never had so many people add me back so shortly after adding a shared circle.As guest members of the circle this time, I'm including everyone who has created a circle with me in it in the last four weeks, including +Chris Cota, +Steven Krohn, +Marlo Angelo Tito, +Leo Walsh, +Cesare Riccardo, +Michael Bennett, +1212Scenery, +Daniel Mihai Popescu, +Gai Xinh, +Mithu Hassan, +Daniel Stock, +Marino Puletti, +Christy Sandhoff, +Johnathan Yesson, +Roleta Anedotas, +Linda Dee, +Mariusz Zapart, +2013-06-17 04:33:32384693082CC G+
Matthew Shuey6,232Meet Web Developers on Google+This circle contains the top Web Developers, Web Designers, SEOs and Google+ Experts on Google Plus.If anyone would like to be added to this circle please do the following.1. Make sure your profile description mentions that you are either a Web Developer, Web Designer, App Developer, SEO, SMM, or Google Plus Expert.2. Share This Circle Publicly3. Leave a comment confirming your shareHave fun meeting your colleagues.! #webdesign #webdevelopment #seo #googleplus #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleday  2013-06-12 15:17:0129912213CC G+
Christy Sandhoff10,119Richard Green originally shared:Remember the Much Better than the Average Circle circles I used to share?  Well, this circle is much better even than those.  The people in this circle were recommended for inclusion in response to my call for nominations, and there are some really interesting profiles in here.  If you've never added a circle before, this one would make a good Starter Circle.I'd especially like to thank +Dirk Talamasca, +Ed Ross, +Korinne M Jackman, +Nina MJ and +Tim Utzig, each of whom suggested a large number of profiles for the circle.  I think I added everyone who was tagged in the nomination post; sorry if I missed anyone.And here's the circle.2013-06-04 04:14:1033821830CC G+
Richard Green15,407Remember the Much Better than the Average Circle circles I used to share?  Well, this circle is much better even than those.  The people in this circle were recommended for inclusion in response to my call for nominations, and there are some really interesting profiles in here.  If you've never added a circle before, this one would make a good Starter Circle.I'd especially like to thank +Dirk Talamasca, +Ed Ross, +Korinne M Jackman, +Nina MJ and +Tim Utzig, each of whom suggested a large number of profiles for the circle.  I think I added everyone who was tagged in the nomination post; sorry if I missed anyone.And here's the circle.2013-06-02 14:20:43338532176CC G+
Dede King0Star Stuff Circle"We are all connected: To each other, biologically; To the earth, chemically; To the rest of the Universe, atomically."  - Neil Degrasse Tyson...And through G+, algorithmically. Thanks for the relevance. If you're new to G+, this is a pretty good circle if you want to liven up your stream or you're in the mood to pop a blood vessel or two. IJS. Have a happy Friday. #sharedcircles   #publicsharedcircles   2013-05-17 14:34:4948121641208CC G+
Bob Mulholland15,429Love the way these new Circle Shares look!Anyway, the good people inside this circle just can't get enough of everybody's favorite sci-fi show: Star Trek[waits for backlash on the above statement]So click +1 if you want to hang out with the cool kids in this groovy looking Circle.  #StarTrek   #SharedCircles   #CircleShare  2013-05-15 23:18:174846315CC G+
Bob Mulholland15,049#StarTrek   #SharedCircle  Beam these awesome Trekkies into your Circles. Want to be assimilated? No Tribble at all, just +1 this post and I'll pull you in with my tractor beam.Energize.2013-05-03 23:43:2447511516CC G+
Danial Hallock6,197The Three Hundred"Completed" CopyAs most of you probably know by now, I have been working on a #circlemanagement  project for quite some time now, in which I sought to increase the vetting process that occurs when I add people to my circles.  As most of you also know, I've been absolutely swamped and have barely had time to share content (let alone post my own or curate circles), so it's taken me a while to get here.However, after only six months to the day (lucky coincidence) I've managed to finish what I would consider a mostly-complete copy of this circle.  You can see the vetting process and the history of it here (http://goo.gl/kqE8h), and as always I encourage you to add and share this circle as you see fit!If you're notified, you're in it!  If you do not wish to be included in any future circle shares, please let me know via private message. #circleshare   #sharingiscaring   #engagers  2013-04-20 13:17:463019914101CC G+
Dede King0The Fundie CircleIt's round. I've hand picked the ones I interact with not because they're relevant to me or because of what they post, but because I could pick them out of a line-up, state their name and at least one fact about them and they're generally wonderful people to know. The top 10 I'd probably bail out of jail and take a bullet for, but that's neither here nor there. One thing none of them can be accused of, is being soporific. As a disclaimer: Circle with caution or stalk quietly as the circle is filled with every type of G+ user that might not appeal to all tastes including:1. Photo fundies2. Meme fundies3. Gif fundies4. News link reshare fundies5. Art fundies6. Science fundies7. Music fundies8. Narcissistic fundies9. Selfie shot fundies10. Food fundies11. Passive-aggressive one liner vague posting fundies12. Contrarian fundies (not trolls, just opinionated)13. Long form post fundies14. Leg humper fundies15. Lastly, the G+ fundies (they know everything about G+ and will tell you how to Internet)16. High Voltage Noms (+A.V. Flox)17. Low Voltage Noms (+Jake Kern)18. Cat fundies (+Bobbi Jo Woods)19. Sine Wave Noms (+fan tai)It's not really a circle meant to be shared, just my way of saying hey to all of you that make this place worth while <3 No hard feelings if I forgot anyone, it happens. Have a wonderful day.2013-04-17 15:28:3834742831130CC G+
Jack C Crawford60,726I'd like to share a special circle with you.  These folks are amazing most of the time.  When they are not, you must be patient.  They will be amazing very soon thereafter.Enjoy!(disclaimer: I added myself because I really like this group)2013-04-16 03:30:36501572755CC G+

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2014-07-07 18:19:39 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

She found it offensive...
And that, my dear citizens, is how the rest of us find our hands tied, unable to work toward solving any issues in a sensible or practical fashion. Want to lower the number of teen abortions and save the taxpayers millions on health care?

"A state health initiative to reduce teen birth rates by providing more than 30,000 contraceptive devices at low or no cost has led to a 40 percent drop in five years, [Colorado's] Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday." That's great news in a state where seven out of ten teen pregnancies is unintended.

Left completely unchallenged in the reporting of the news is the opinion of the other side, who despite constantly railing against abortion and taxes, finds this progam that is so successful at reducing both, "offensive". Whether the woman is a hypocrite or delusional, she's welcome... more »

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2014-04-30 02:33:00 (9 comments, 14 reshares, 10 +1s)

Work: Programming Sucks
Why no one in this household ever asks, "So how was your day, dear?"

via +Alex Moffat 

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2014-07-07 03:15:30 (0 comments, 12 reshares, 40 +1s)

When did you stop dancing?
"In many shamanic societies, if you came to a shaman or medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions. When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence? Where we have stopped dancing, singing, being enchanted by stories, or finding comfort in silence is where we have experience the loss of soul. Dancing, singing, storytelling, and silence are the four universal healing salves."
~ Gabrielle Roth 

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2014-07-20 00:20:39 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)

Books: Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day
A cookbook designed especially to help those on a very limited budget, such as SNAP (food stamps) prepare healthy and delicious meals. Free pdf download.

Leanne Brown wrote this as her Master's project whose intent was "...to  create satisfying food that doesn't require you to supplement your meals with cheap carbohydrates to stave off hunger."

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2014-07-19 23:57:34 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 33 +1s)

Women Work: Delivering Ice
via Inspire52: http://www.inspire52.com/colored-old-photos/

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2014-07-17 18:40:04 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)

Seedpod

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2014-07-12 22:32:00 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)

Pink Ghetto: Brewers
If you had the potential to almost double your market share, could you take a fresh look at your assumptions? Beer companies already have the male market in their pocket; why do they continue to perpetuate the idea that beer is a man's drink ? Why not pitch ads to target the vast untapped market? Tradition? Laziness? Comfort zone? Baking and brewing were staples of housewifery as recently as a hundred years ago. To say that beer is a man's drink makes as much sense as saying bread is a man's food.
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From the article, "The main obstacles that women continue to face in this industry include perceptions of taste, media influence, and preconceived notions about their skill and ability."
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"The idea of women in the beer world is often parodied and, occasionally, openly mocked. But why?...The oldest known... more »

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2014-07-09 01:22:26 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)

The Measure of Man
From the article, "The male position is not the neutral position. It has a point of view, the male point of view, which not everyone shares, and which is not always superior. Either clarify everyone or clarify no one, otherwise it sends the message that one group is the norm and the other is a deviation, even when "the other" is more successful in the field.

"And next time someone on national TV refers to Landon Donovan as the all-time leading goal scorer for the U.S., it would be great if he displayed some of the dignity and grace we know he possesses and say, "All-time leading men's scorer. There are seven U.S. women higher on the list than me."

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2014-07-07 22:22:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Books: The Wheel on the School
I just bought a paperback copy of Meindert DeJong's lyrical The Wheel on the School to give to my niece for her eighth birthday. Although—or perhaps because—it was written before I was born it's truly a children's books where boys and girls together adventure out-of-doors: in this instance, trying to bring the storks back to nest in their village. Parents live in parallel reality of daily business and rarely intervene. But since it takes place in a tiny Dutch village where everyone knows each other, there are quite a number of quite old characters as well: every old man being a village grandpa and every old woman a village grandma. My niece has almost daily interaction with her grandparents and so I think she'll find the interactions in this multi-generational story familiar and satisfying.

Although I give it to my niece because Ilov... more »

2014-07-07 18:19:39 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

She found it offensive...
And that, my dear citizens, is how the rest of us find our hands tied, unable to work toward solving any issues in a sensible or practical fashion. Want to lower the number of teen abortions and save the taxpayers millions on health care?

"A state health initiative to reduce teen birth rates by providing more than 30,000 contraceptive devices at low or no cost has led to a 40 percent drop in five years, [Colorado's] Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday." That's great news in a state where seven out of ten teen pregnancies is unintended.

Left completely unchallenged in the reporting of the news is the opinion of the other side, who despite constantly railing against abortion and taxes, finds this progam that is so successful at reducing both, "offensive". Whether the woman is a hypocrite or delusional, she's welcome... more »

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2014-07-07 03:15:30 (0 comments, 12 reshares, 40 +1s)

When did you stop dancing?
"In many shamanic societies, if you came to a shaman or medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions. When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence? Where we have stopped dancing, singing, being enchanted by stories, or finding comfort in silence is where we have experience the loss of soul. Dancing, singing, storytelling, and silence are the four universal healing salves."
~ Gabrielle Roth 

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2014-07-01 22:34:12 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Supreme Court Extends Ruling to All Forms of Contraception
Well it only took one day and the supposed "narrow" ruling has already widened. So couples don't have to worry about their bosses playing doctor and overriding your real doctor's medical advice to choose the appropriate form of family planning for you. They can say no to all.

Side note: If corporations can have religion, can they be sued for practicing medicine without a license?

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2014-07-01 00:14:47 (9 comments, 8 reshares, 10 +1s)

Brain: Handwriting and Thinking
For the last two years I've carried on a lively correspondence with my almost-eight-year-old niece. She decorates her letters with drawings in the margins and I try to send her postcards from interesting places around the world and use a variety of unusual stationery. So we entertain each other and provide the joys both of anticipation and satisfaction, the exhilaration and sense of mystery when a letter from afar arrives in the post like a gift and one tears it open to see what secret thoughts it contains.

Beyond the pleasure of the correspondence itself, I find a special satisfaction in seeing a love for handwritten expression passing into a new generation. I'm quite sensitive to the tools I use for composing, for tools shape the product as well as the process. I write differently depending on the software I'm using and I write differently... more »

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2014-06-30 23:38:56 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 27 +1s)

An illustrated guide to American #Personhood.  (◕︹◕)✿ 

#atheism #atheist #AtheistRollCall #skeptic #agnostic #reason #irreligion #irreligious #Monicks #SCOTUS #HobbyLobby #BirthControl 

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2014-06-26 00:00:08 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

History: Names Define
I've always been bugged by my American history which lumped the diversity of Native American cultures under the misnomer "Indians". The different peoples who inhabited this land before the European conquest  were vastly different in language, custom, clothing, architecture, and habit. To put them under an umbrella term, to take away their names, is just another way to erase them from history.

I've always wanted a map like this.

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2014-06-25 00:20:07 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)

“Metaphorical thinking … is essential to how we communicate, learn, discover, and invent.”

But in order to think metaphorically, one needs a wide range of knowledge and experiences to make connections from what often are seen as disparate elements. Are education elites worldwide listening?

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2014-06-22 02:29:33 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 12 +1s)

Innovation versus Progress
Jill Lepore rips the cult of disruption and some of her points remind me of discussions we've had on Google+. I was drawn in specifically by her remark, "The idea of progress—the notion that human history is the history of betterment—dominated the world view of the West between the Enlightenment and the First World War...Replacing "progress" with "innovation" skirts the question of whether a novelty is an improvement: the world may not be getting better and better but our devices are getting newer and newer."

We have a restless love affair with change for no rhyme or reason. Questioning whether a change is for the better always makes one suspect: a whiner, a Luddite...especially here on Google+.

Lepore pokes holes in the theories and case studies surrounding "disruptive innovation", especiallyCla... more »

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2014-06-16 01:04:53 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)

Tradition

I’m the son of a farmer, and a grandson of a farmer, and a great-grandson of a farmer. Tradition dictated that I too would become a farmer.

Growing up, my father was a loving but strict parent. To this day I address my elders as Sir or Ma’am as easy as breathing. My father encouraged me to learn about crop rotation and animal husbandry, but those didn’t hold much interest for me. I worked the farm as required, but didn’t look forward to it with fondness.  I’d much rather stand in the field outside our house at night and look at the stars.

In school I was encouraged by my advisors to take classes like welding and “ag”. Things that would be practical for my future. I wanted to take all the math and science courses I could. My advisors would shake their heads, but my father approved every math and science course I wanted to take.
Recognizing ... more »

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2014-06-15 00:23:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)


Books are not only the arbitrary sum of our dreams, and our memory. They also give us the model of self-transcendence. Some people think of reading only as a kind of escape: an escape from the “real” everyday world to an imaginary world, the world of books. Books are much more. They are a way of being fully human.

I’m sorry to have to tell you that books are now considered an endangered species. By books, I also mean the conditions of reading that make possible literature and its soul effects. Soon, we are told, we will call up on “bookscreens” any “text” on demand, and will be able to change its appearance, ask questions of it, “interact” with it. When books become “texts” that we “interact” with according to criteria of utility, the written word will have become simply another aspect of our advertising-driven televisual reality. This is the glorious future beingcreated, and promised to ... more »

2014-06-10 02:00:03 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

ATX: We Talk Funny

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2014-06-09 01:52:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

ATX: Pothead 

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2014-06-07 11:50:32 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

"I don't think this is a problem because my book is the greatest novel ever written and the kids will all miss out by not reading it, but because I think that the role of an educator is to encourage critical thinking and debate, and that this is a totally inappropriate way to address 'controversial' material in schools."

+via +Irreverent Monk

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2014-06-07 02:36:06 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)

Under a Dark Cloud
Do I now have any "imagined appropriate roles"? I think it is rather the opposite. That I'm adrift on a very empty sea.

All my life there has been a tension between my need to feel anchored and my reality of being set adrift. I'm now so much more ethereal than grounded that I'm not sure I would know how to be otherwise. I suppose this is the difference between life as it is and how we imagine ourselves in it.

I no longer spend so much time imagining other lives I never had...I try to pay attention to the one I do have.

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2014-06-07 01:30:31 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Justice: Poverty versus Privilege in America
The bigger your crime, the less chance you'll do time. If you're white.

Consider this:
Kyle Dewitt goes to jail for catching a single bass out of season. He is too poor to pay the $155 fine. The judge's logic: "...am I supposed to tell the rest of the world, the rest of the law abiding citizens that they're chumps and fools for having respected the law and respected the court's orders? I'm not going to do that. I'm not going to make fools or chumps out of people who follow the law and comply with court orders."
http://www.npr.org/2014/05/19/312158516/increasing-court-fees-punish-the-poor

Maybe that's harsh but maybe it's fair. But then let's treat everyone the same...to be really fair.

So explain this? How does Cliven Bundy owe more than $1 million dollar to... more »

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2014-06-06 14:38:20 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Character: The Well of Strength is Filled by Tears 
"When I was young, I came home one day and I said, 'Dad, I was told men don't cry.' He looked at me and he said, 'Son, that's a lie. If you don't cry, you don't get rid of that poison that's in your body, that hurt, that pain. That's the only way you can truly be strong.'"
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When he was in grade school, Thompson says, he knew a child with intellectual disabilities. "One day, there was a bunch of us and we started throwing bottle caps at him," Thompson says.

"I picked one up and threw it — it smacked him in the head. I turned around and my dad was standing there. And I thought, 'Oops, I'm really in trouble now.' But he looked at me, tears in his eyes, and he said, 'Maybe I didn't teach you how to look after others. That's myfa... more »

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2014-06-01 15:53:22 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)

Confidence Gap: Fixed versus Growth Mindsets
A lot of what I've read lately about the confidence gap zeroes on differences between men and women, supposing that a lack of confidence has something to do with innate differences in the gendered brain.

I can't decide if this is a step forward or a step back from 70 years ago when the same kind of self-help advice would have been focused solely on the problems of business men and why some men (despite their intelligence or talents) just don't have the confidence and charisma, the self-salesmanship, the balls, of their colleagues. So cheers that women are now visible and have entered into the discussion; however, jeers that all that is visible about them is their womanliness.

When the discussions focus on behaviors, rather than demographics, then the root causes ring truer to my experience of the men and women... more »

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2014-05-27 00:26:05 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)

Tech: Wasted Brainpower
"...the brightest minds of a generation, the high test-scorers and mathematically inclined, have taken the knowledge acquired at our most august institutions and applied themselves to solving increasingly minor First World problems. The marketplace of ideas has become one long late-night infomercial."

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2014-05-26 02:56:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Science Informs Art: A Celebration of Irregularity and Randomness

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2014-05-20 04:28:39 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)

Occupation 
Currently I am occupied. When we describe our work as our occupation, we envision ourselves as actors and agents. Yet it is we who are possessed, our time and mental faculties engaged—occupied like a toilet on a plane, or a house. We are in use. Useful. Used, perhaps exploited.

I met a man the other day who told me he was of no use to anyone. Must everything and everyone have a use, have a purpose and a point? Utility or futility...are those the only choices? I can't deny that I'd rather be as one possessed, to be occupied, than to be vacant.

2014-05-19 02:12:41 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)

The term “elitist” has become one of the most used, and feared, insults in American life. Even in the country’s halls of higher learning, there is now an ingrained bias that favours the accessible over the exacting.

"There’s a pervasive suspicion of rights, privileges, knowledge and specialization,” says Catherine Liu, the author of American Idyll: Academic Antielitism as Cultural Critique and a film and media studies professor at University of California at Irvine. Both ends of the political spectrum have come to reject the conspicuously clever, she says, if for very different reasons; the left because of worries about inclusiveness, the right because they equate objections with obstruction.

America dumbs down
http://www.macleans.ca/politics/america-dumbs-down/

Via +Drew Nicholson

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2014-05-17 21:54:27 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)

Graduation Ceremony: Class of 2014
Seeing my son on the stage (thanks to that big monitor), getting his BBA in Finance from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas–yes, I was the happy, proud parent.

Typically, I shy away from formal ceremony. However, over the years, I've learned that publicly marking the passage of one stage of life to the next is valuable, both personally and to our community of friends and family. A ceremony also distinguishes the day from all the ordinary other days, providing that necessary moment of stillness between where one can pause and reflect on what has been accomplished and what is yet ahead.

#classof2014 #universityoftexas #bba  

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2014-05-17 00:19:03 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

We Don't Need No Education

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2014-05-14 01:22:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Lexicon: Vernepator Cur
Canis vertigus or Turnspit Dogs. Customs and terms forgotten. But doesn't it sound like a lovely curse?

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2014-05-14 00:34:57 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

European Right to be Forgotten Established:  Google has to remove private info

In an unexpected move Europe’s highest court has ruled that Google has to remove privacy related information if a duped individual asks for it.  

In this specific case a Spanish citizen whose house was sold because of debts. The auction list was published in a newspaper and got archived by Google so his name was forever linked to these debts.  Google will now have to remove that link between his name and the auction list.

Unexpected and unprecedented as the new European data directive establishing that ‘right to be forgotten’ is not even ratified in Europe. The European Court of Justice based its decision on older data protection laws and by doing so lays an extremely strong fundament for the right of private citizens to protect their good name.

Unexpected alsobecause ... more »

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2014-05-07 16:35:41 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Butchart Gardens: Tulipmania

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2014-05-07 16:28:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

Butchart Gardens
One of the few subtle color combinations. 

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2014-05-07 01:48:25 (13 comments, 5 reshares, 32 +1s)

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2014-05-07 01:44:28 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)

Blue Poppy

On my list of flowers I wanted to see before I died. Now I have. 

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2014-05-06 03:39:28 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 26 +1s)

Siwash Rock

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2014-05-06 03:16:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

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2014-05-01 01:04:22 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

Two Worlds, Two Languages
From the article...

"...in the world of the media, women are tragic and desperate and sad, and men are caddish and free. Because the media, apparently, believes that people are like characters in a crap romcom you wouldn't watch on a 14-hour flight.

"It would be nice, wouldn't it, to live in a world where the media – tabloid and broadsheet – didn't talk about and to unmarried grown women as if they were hysterical teenagers desperate to be saved by their prince, insane with a need to be married NOW. It would be equally nice if the media didn't portray unmarried men as naughty schoolboys, terrified of those crazed women lurking around every corner waiting to kidnap them and take them to the altar. But then writing about people as changeable, varied human beings requires thought, whereas trotting out gender cliches fromthe... more »

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2014-04-30 02:33:00 (9 comments, 14 reshares, 10 +1s)

Work: Programming Sucks
Why no one in this household ever asks, "So how was your day, dear?"

via +Alex Moffat 

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2014-04-27 18:49:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Amaryllis 'Dancing Queen'
The flowers on this thing are the size of a dinner plate. A bit over the top, so very aptly named.

Although sold as a potted bulb for the winter holidays in the USA, in Austin (where the ground doesn't freeze) you can plant them out and they are winter hardy. Even if the foliage dies down with winter freezes or summer droughts, amaryllis will come back and bloom year after year.

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2014-04-22 02:23:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Callirhoe involucrata
Winecup. Even the name is inviting.

#atx

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2014-04-20 17:54:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Crinum bulbispermum
Native to South Africa but naturalized in Texas.

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2014-04-20 00:33:30 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

Oenothera speciosa and Lupinus texensis
Pink evening primrose and Texas bluebonnets.

#atx #bluebonnets  

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2014-04-19 15:25:10 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

Free Speech With Consequences
Yes, you may speak.

No, I don't have to listen. I don't have to agree. I don't have to suppress a smile at your foolishness, nor my disdain for your idiocy. I don't have to stick around to listen to anything else you have to say.

Your speech has consequences. Like all your actions. If you thought for one moment that it doesn't, why do you even bother to open your mouth? When you act like a bigot or a cretin, do not blame others for thinking you one.

via +Cara Evangelista and +Nate Behary 

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2014-04-17 01:44:18 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

Girl Hunts with Eagle
via +Alex Moffat 

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2014-04-15 10:43:48 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 8 +1s)

Demographics: Black in America: The Usual Suspects 
Another story from the alternate reality which will probably fall on deaf ears of those in the default reality. That's the true failure of empathy. So many people think just because it doesn't happen to them that it doesn't happen or that it's no big deal. They lack imagination (which is more important than empathy).

What if you lived your entire life under a cloud of suspicion, not as a result of your actions and character, but because of your appearance.

From the article...
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My biggest challenge as a father will be to help my kids navigate a world where being black is both a source of pride and a reason for caution. I want them to have respect for the police, but also a healthy fear—at least as long as racial profiling continues to be an element of law enforcement. But Ial... more »

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2014-04-14 00:41:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Metaphor: The Power of Myth 
Literalists miss the unique capacity of the human mind—to convey meaning through metaphor. For something to be "literally true" does not make it somehow more important. To insist that the only truth is literal is a incredible misunderstanding of how human beings communicate the really important truths of both head and heart.

#fundamentalism   #literalism   #myth  

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2014-04-11 10:13:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Japan: Hot Springs and Hells: Beppu-shi
A little story on the town I once lived in, in Japan. Steam rises from the streets. And going to a public bath after drinking with your coworkers is just part of the evening out. Recreational bathing. Skinship.

#japan #onsen  

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2014-04-09 11:35:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Politics: Cupcake Fascism and Infantilizing Dissent
When the pressure to "be nice" really means "shut up and don't make a fuss that will disturb your elders and betters".

From the article...
"Thus the form of the [Keep Calm and Carry On] slogan is a perfect expression of the infantilized subject’s orientation towards reality. The same goes for the content. The idea that the best response to any situation is just to accept existing conditions, swallow your anger, swallow your pride, and continue as best you might is an expression of a sort of ideal Britishness, the “stiff upper lip.” But stiff upper lip is, dialectically speaking, nothing more than a form of cowardice; less a level-headed stoicism than a neurotic unwillingness to confront an unjust reality."
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"This last aspect of the infantilized subject’svision ... more »

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2014-04-09 02:08:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Stereotypes: The Obscuring Filter
From the article...
"People tend to think that stereotypes are honest reflections of what they see in the world. But instead, they often shape how we see the world, how we metabolize the data in front of us. It's confirmation bias"

#statistics #stereotypes #bias  

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