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Lorin Olsen has been shared in 40 public circles

AuthorFollowersDateUsers in CircleCommentsReshares+1Links
Lo Sauer563One of the finest Android users in this circle with great personalities  in it. I added my favorites, and  the circle includes many shared by +Tony Simons . Count me in :) #Android #mobile #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing #followers #social2013-11-07 18:39:32499218CC G+
J.T. Smith40These are all people I was recommended to follow! They are currently in my Temporary circle, and I'll follow them permanently based on their engagement with me in the next day or so! #circleshare    #sharedcircles   #publiccircle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circlemaster   #circle   #addmetoyourcircles   #addmetocircles   #addmenow   #addmepleasethanks  2013-10-19 19:57:21492206CC G+
Jonha Revesencio0A list of some of the must-follow programmers and geeks on Google+ #sharedcircles   #publicsharedcircles   #geeksongoogle  2013-09-13 15:45:18250000CC G+
Markos Giannopoulos5,491Geeks rule! // +CircleCount has added a new tag system (see announcement here http://bit.ly/15XaDov). Thousands of profiles have been tagged already, so here are the top (by number of followers) geek-tagged plussers (full list at http://bit.ly/134FoFN) The top ten: 1) +Robert Scoble 2) +Amanda Blain 3) +Darya Pino Rose 4) +Michelle Marie 5) +Brian Matiash 6) +Wick Sakit 7) +Joe Azure 8) +Keith Barrett 9) +Derek Ross 10) +Ahmed Zeeshan  For other rankings see also - Most popular geeks by comments/+1's/shares http://bit.ly/16SAddw- Most engaging geeks http://bit.ly/15XdZYm #circleshare   #circlesunday   #geeks  2013-07-21 15:19:0049018412CC G+
Tony Simons35,934Time to blow up a few inboxesIt's Friday, so I figured I'd kick off another one of my famous Android circle shares. Here are 500 of the most engaging Android smartphone and tablet users on +Google+.If you are a new user, this is your one-stop shop for all things Android. Please feel free to add these fine folks, as they will surely make your experience here 10x better than it already was.If you were notified, you're in -- you know what to do!Keep calm and mash those +1 button and reshare buttons!Happy Friday, kiddos! Don't do anything I wouldn't do (without posting pics).2013-06-21 18:10:2950010362154CC G+
Tony Simons35,543The Mother of All Android CirclesIn an attempt to clean up my circles, I've combined all of my nearest and dearest Android "Circlees" into one mega circle.Here the are; all 500 of them!Add these fine folks, and make sure to say hello! They will certainly brighten up your stream!If you were notified, that means you're in. Would you be so kind as to +1 and reshare this thread? Let's get the ball rolling on Circle #2!2013-05-25 19:59:1250010791197CC G+
CircleCount52,441The people who have voted on our first pollCheck out the people who have voted on our first poll on CircleCount (http://www.circlecount.com/poll/1).Why are these people interesting? Because they are active! ;)We had a very good discussion with +Richard Hoefer and +Bearman Cartoons here: https://plus.google.com/+CircleCount/posts/AMbHGT3Qu1m and one idea was to feature a special group of people and not only the most followed or most engaging ones.I think this circle is not really what +Richard Hoefer meant, but it goes hopefully in the right direction ;)We like such unusual shared circles, since these people didn't act because we have offered to share them in a circle afterwards. They just did/voted/reviewed! ;)A year ago we have already shared a circle like this with the people who have written a review for our Chrome Extension:https://plus.google.com/+CircleCount/posts/6WCpwBTQxKj2013-04-19 10:25:26165772973CC G+
Cliff Wade8,116This is my Android #2 circle. Again, most of these folks should be quite active. I recommend you circle everyone in this circle and the one I shared previously. Again, this is per a request by +Jesse Wojdylo And if you wish to be added to an Android circle, please comment and let me know.2012-11-19 22:06:24277312CC G+
Bike Commuter Cabal357Hey gang, the +Bike Commuter Cabal has more than doubled in size since the Trend the Bike Commuter Cabal event, time to get to know our new kits, I have requests from +Chris Davies and a couple of others to share the circle so here you go, these are your bike commuters and fanboys.For those that do not know who we are, the Bike Commuter Cabal is a loose international confederation of utility cyclists, people who ride their bikes to work, to the store, for getting around, or even just wish you could.Circle us up and join the society.2012-11-03 01:34:44347419CC G+
Tony Simons13,680Oh you thought I was done, huh?Think again!Here's round 3 of my MUST ADD Android pages and profiles!If you were notified, that means you're included. You don't have to reshare this post, but it would be great if you did.If you're not in this circle, don't fret. I'll be sharing the rest of them throughout the day/night today. If I have you circled already, odds are you're already in one of them. (I keep 'em to 100 people max to avoid having daily add limit issues)If I don't already have you circled, and you'd like to be included, all you have to do is reshare this post publicly. The more exposure the better, right?Thanks to all for making these awesome#CircleShares possible. Without you, I'd probably still be stuck on Twittter. Thank you for that.2012-10-07 23:03:039811820CC G+
Thomas Power32,090some great people to get to know worldwide in this Circle feel free to share2012-09-12 13:56:1650110220CC G+
Tony Simons12,692And then there's part 3 of my Android circles...Don't forget to add these fine folks!2012-08-30 06:40:241008114CC G+
Cliff Wade7,170This is my Android circle #2 for #FollowFriday . Everyone needs to follow these folks because they are awesome and of course because they are Android folks! :) 2012-08-24 15:02:58246424CC G+
Randy Culler3,593This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included#kindlefire #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheday #circlecount2012-08-10 13:25:23139404CC G+
Randy Culler3,511This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included#kindlefire #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheday #circlecount2012-08-03 19:29:01138001CC G+
Randy Culler3,055This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included#kindlefire #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheday #circlecount  2012-07-26 17:02:48134414CC G+
Jeff Jockisch18,43275 Non-GhostsI haven't done a circle share recently to let you know who I'm interacting with a lot.  This is half of my top 150 most relevant.  I couldn't stop at 50 or 100 -- too many good people here :)  Look for the other half of the 150 most relevant share as *75 Non-Idiots*2012-07-25 01:41:037532632CC G+
Chris Cota0Thanks +Tony Simons Fellow Android fanatics! #snowballcircleIt has been a while since I've shared one of my cherry-picked, curated circles, hasn't it? I've managed to fill my third Android circle now and I figured it's time to give these fine folks the royal treatment!These are 100 of the most active people on +Google+ who are a part of the Android Community. Feel free to add them all and re-share this circle, as they are a great bunch of people, who love to engage and talk about #Android .If you were notified, that means you made the cut. It's not mandatory, but I'd definitely appreciate a re-share of this circle.Without further adieu, let's #PlusBang these fine folks' notifications and let them know why G+ is the place to be!2012-07-19 17:22:33102201CC G+
Tony Simons11,717Fellow Android fanatics!It has been a while since I've shared one of my cherry-picked, curated circles, hasn't it? I've managed to fill my third Android circle now and I figured it's time to give these fine folks the royal treatment!These are 100 of the most active people on +Google+ who are a part of the Android Community. Feel free to add them all and re-share this circle, as they are a great bunch of people, who love to engage and talk about #Android .If you were notified, that means you made the cut. It's not mandatory, but I'd definitely appreciate a re-share of this circle.Without further adieu, let's #PlusBang these fine folks' notifications and let them know why G+ is the place to be!2012-07-19 17:15:36100221326CC G+
Randy Culler2,573This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included#kindlefire #circleshare2012-07-12 11:02:34127011CC G+
Richard Frost6,866Babylon 5 Fans CircleIts been awhile since I shared my Babylon 5 Fans Circle.. over 240 members strong now..  enjoy.. If you want to be in it just message me If you were added and want to be removed - I apologise and I will remove you from the circle.Enjoy   #babylon5   #babylon5fans  2012-07-04 18:15:522442319CC G+
David D. Stanton5,770Here is my Geek's Circle: (Note I have just cleaned my G+ to try to remove inactive users.) Enjoy! 2012-06-25 08:47:49501012CC G+
Randy Culler2,204This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop a comment if you'd like to be included#kindlefire #circleshare #publiccircles #circlecount #publicsharedcircles2012-06-21 11:00:06126512CC G+
Randy Culler2,170This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop a comment if you'd like to be included #kindlefire #circleshare #publiccircles #circlecount #publicsharedcircles  2012-06-16 12:54:28116412CC G+
J J Esquire1,890I haven't shared this circle in a while...It's full of #babylon5 fans and includes +Patricia Tallman (verified). If you aren't a part of this circle, and you would like to be, please let me know and I will add you. 2012-06-06 22:36:26176903CC G+
Randy Culler2,107This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included#kindlefire #circleshare2012-06-01 10:35:221091035CC G+
Randy Culler1,951This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop a comment if you'd like to be included #circleshare #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #circlecount #kindlefire2012-05-12 12:26:03102503CC G+
Richard Law2,521This circle was originally shared by +Jack C Crawford as his Great Interacters circle. He was right; it's one of my favorite circles. #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles2012-04-29 14:19:54183313CC G+
Randy Culler1,833This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included #circleshare #kindlefire #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles2012-04-26 10:43:0399001CC G+
Randy Culler1,612This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included #circleshare #kindlefire #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles2012-04-13 10:59:2696800CC G+
Randy Culler1,320This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included #kindlefire #circleshare2012-03-30 10:58:5283502CC G+
Randy Culler1,152This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included2012-03-15 17:01:00741001CC G+
Randy Culler902This is my shared circle of #kindlefire users. Comment if you'd like to be included.+Shared Circles on G+ +Shared Circles Google+2012-02-04 14:02:4462301CC G+
Randy Culler843This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included2012-01-27 12:07:2552011CC G+
Richard Frost5,923Its that time again where I share my curated Babylon 5 Fans circle..to the world to find more fans.. if you are a fan and you are not in this circle please add a comment to the post to request to be added.#b5fancircle2012-01-21 21:42:491562514CC G+
Randy Culler790This is my shared circle of #kindlefire users. Comment if you'd like to be included2012-01-15 14:05:1946000CC G+
Marius Voila0+Chris Porter Yes, you're right sorry about that...I'm correcting that right nowMarius Voilă shared a circle with you.2011-10-20 12:13:24500630CC G+
Robert Scoble161,698A circle of geeks (part I). Here's almost 1,000 active geeks. Programmers, developers, and highly technical people. Here's A-K.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-10-12 03:14:05493827664CC G+
Robert Scoble141,470This is another of my circles. This one is of programmers/developers and highly technical folks. I usually call this my "geek" circle. Unfortunately this one usually has 900+ in it, but using this new "share circles" feature I can only share 250. How it picks the 250 no one knows, but anyway this will be a fun starting place. I guess sometime soon I'll split up my circles into batches of 250 and share the whole thing.Hope you enjoy these.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-09-27 09:59:4925011289124CC G+
Robert Scoble141,470Here's 250 tech executives and entrepreneurs. Sorry, I can't share my entire circle with you. My circle has 534 members in it, so you aren't seeing half a circle. Hope you enjoy these circles.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-09-27 04:34:582509973131CC G+


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2014-04-23 13:59:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Joss Whedon brings the band back together!

One of the coolest things that happens whenever Joss Whedon runs a production is that he re-assembles some of the old band.  In the first episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we saw Ron Glass as a S.H.I.E.L.D. scientist.  [Mr. Glass appeared as Shepherd Book in Firefly.]  In episode 18 (Providence), Patton Oswalt was revealed as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Eric Koenig.  [Mr. Oswalt appeared as Joel Mynor in Dollhouse.]  And in episode 19 (The Only Light in the Darkness), Amy Acker plays Audrey, a past flame of Agent Coulson's.  [Ms. Acker played Dr.  Claire Saunders (a.k.a., Whiskey) in Dollhouse (not to mention parts in Buffy as well as Cabin in the Woods).] 

Now that we are seeing more of Whedon's past actors showing up, I hope that we will see more appearances of Mr. Whedon's storytelling gift.  _Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D._ isfinally ... more »

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2014-04-22 18:36:09 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

It is well with my soul.

Jimmy Needham performs a wonderful interpretation of a classic hymn of confidence.    

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2014-04-22 02:25:33 (33 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)

O so true

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2014-04-20 15:29:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Interview with the winner Philippe Gilbert about Amstel Gold Race 2014

#AGR   #amstelgold   #AmstelGoldRace   #BMC   #PhilippeGilbert  

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2014-04-18 14:18:27 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Thank you for this love, Lord.

Worthy is the Lamb - Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir: http://youtu.be/LAplJ0_jDFc

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2014-04-18 14:12:59 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

While people all over the country celebrate #Passover, #IDF soldiers continue to protect the people of #Israel, allowing them to celebrate in peace. #ShabbatShalom and Happy Passover!

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2014-04-18 13:54:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Boldly I come into Your majesty.

When condemnation grips my heart
And satan tempts me to despair
I hear the voice that scatters fear
The Great I Am The Lord is here
Oh praise the One who fights for me
And shields my soul eternally

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2014-04-18 13:16:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Never ending joy, never-failing love, You are coming.

You are so much more than we can imagine.

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2014-04-17 20:00:10 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)


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2014-04-17 19:47:17 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

This is a chilling news report.

If this is true (and the sources can probably be trusted), then I am more than a little bit concerned by the dramatic implications.  Please pray for the peace of Jerusalem.  And please pray that God would protect His chosen people.  

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2014-04-17 14:07:36 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Chicago - Feeling Stronger Every Day

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2014-04-14 12:25:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

God's Not Dead* Is Uneven But Thought Provoking.*

Meredith read one of my posts about God's Not Dead last week.  So after church, we caught an early showing of the movie.  Fortunately, I had a gift card that paid for the tickets and much of the food and beverages...

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2014-04-12 17:16:01 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

The new PB Cascadia fenders are finally on Black Beauty.

Once I figured out that I should bend the hanger on the front fender, the install went well. I'm now ready for Monday's anticipated rainstorms. 

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2014-04-11 15:55:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Try this at home. ;)

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2014-04-11 15:32:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

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2014-04-11 13:14:13 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

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2014-04-11 12:12:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Can't ever have enough Ross in your day


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2014-04-10 15:07:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

There is always help to be found - if you know where to look for it!

Yesterday, I got the new fenders in the mail.  I was so psyched.  But by the time I had the animals fed and the dishes cleared, light was dwindling.  So I hurried, figuring that I could at least get the front fender installed.

So I sorted the nuts and bolts and got to work.  I flipped the bike over - because I don't have a stand where I'm currently staying.  I deflated the front wheel and pulled it off.  I then removed the old fender.  And I put the new fender in place.  

But something was wrong.  The tab that mounts the fender below the fork crown was way too big.  I figured that I might have to do some major adjustments to the fender arms to try and nuance the fender in place.  Unfortunately, I had lost the light outside.  So I got the bike ready for today's morning commuteinstead - b... more »

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2014-04-09 13:40:53 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

Funniest Pictures From The "Hail Hydra" Meme

If you are a Marvel fan have recently seen Captain America Winter Soldier or the latest episode of Agents Of Shield, this will increase the #lol  factor.

#marvel   #captainamericathewintersoldier   #agentsofshield   #hydra  

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2014-04-07 16:16:00 (28 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

If you believe, like Nietzsche, that God is dead, then how can you espouse any morality?  If we live in a system without God (and his moral absolutes), then what is the ontic referent?  How can anything be judged morally superior to anything else?  If there is no standard, then the "evils" that were committed by Hitler and Stalin were just another series of acts devoid of any moral context.  

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2014-04-07 15:22:53 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

God's Not Dead - He's living on the inside, roaring like a lion!

Let heaven roar and fire fall.
Come shake the ground with the sound of revival.  
Let hope arise and make the darkness hide.

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2014-04-07 13:50:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Watson, you idiot!

This is an amazing video from an amazing philosopher.  If you like this one, then you should read Why Jesus, by Ravi Zacharias (http://goo.gl/cqPBJo).

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2014-04-07 12:56:26 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

In the midst of a huge box office weekend, a little indie film sneaks its way into notoriety.

Captain America was big, really big, this weekend.  But a little film about a college kid versus Hercules (OK, it's Kevin Sorbo as a college professor) is pulling in some really respectable numbers.  In fact, it has revenues that are ten times the film costs.  That's pretty darned good in modern economics.  

Better still, the content is phenomenal.  This si the story about a young man of faith standing for what he believes despite the pressure that a prof can introduce.  I can't wait for it to open somewhere near me so that I can see it.  

Why do I care about this one?  Because I remember one of the very first times I stood up to a college prof.  It was a political science class with 200 kids and one very arrogant teacher.  He asked if anyone would standup and ar... more »

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2014-04-05 23:38:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Playon + Chromecast can satisfy the needs of most cord-cutters

The latest beta of Playon lets you cast most online content to your Chromecast. Right now, I'm watching Agents of Shield on my daughter's large format LCD panel. I'm really digging the integration via Android.

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2014-04-04 15:04:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

I am not a Roman Catholic.  Nor do I believe in the supremacy of the papacy.  Nevertheless, our nation (in the form of our President) should have a little more respect for people of faith.

Yes, the pope gave a rosary to our President.  And it could easily be assumed that this gift was a gift to the people of the United States.  Indeed, any such gift must be registerred with the State Department.  And there are rules that govern its disposition once received.  But more importantly, it would be honorable to at least honor the wishes of the person who gave the gift.  

What?  Lorin, are you kidding?  That was a gift to President Obama.  He can do with it whatever he pleases.  Well, no, it wasn't and no, he can't.  It was certainly not a gift from the Church to Mme. Pelosi.  The Church (and the Pope) recently chastened Mme. Pelosi for her stances that werecontrary to ... more »

2014-04-02 11:41:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

In case you missed it, Beta 3 is back online as of a few hours ago. It was pulled originally due to root issues caused (I.e. loss of root access and no translations for settings).

Sorry for the delay...


Change Logs:

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2014-04-01 15:39:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

On this April Fool's Day, I have a thought for those who follow after foolishness...

"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." 1 Corinthians 1:18

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2014-04-01 15:25:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

You're the song of my heart!

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2014-03-28 17:33:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Every corporate ad ever

/thx +Joe Walnes

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2014-03-28 13:53:28 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

The hard-to-find fact in this story is that he's a Democrat.
Rocket Launchers were some of the weapons he was trafficking.
I'm not an expert but I'm pretty sure those are even more dangerous than AR-15s. 

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2014-03-26 03:15:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

There's an awesome new feature in the latest PA beta. It's called Peek. It provides easy access to notifications - even from a locked screen.

Paranoid Android 4.2 Beta - PEEK Feature Review: http://youtu.be/agCTDHG2CF4

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2014-03-24 10:57:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Sing and shout! Open up our hearts and pour Your praises out!

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2014-03-21 11:59:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Let's see...No help to the Ukraine. No help to Syrian rebels.  But plenty of help to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.  Am I missing something?  

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2014-03-20 19:42:22 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain!

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2014-03-20 16:41:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

And those takers say, "it's government money and I deserve it."  
Just where do they think the government gets its money?

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2014-03-20 13:36:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

There is still a TYLT Tunz up for grabs.  This speaker looks like a winner with great portability and very clean looks.   Take a look at the review and see if this one meets your needs. 

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2014-03-20 12:46:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

So much for keeping all options open.

The President has ruled out military action (including support???) in response to the Russian invasion of the Ukraine.  I'm not an expert on such things.  So I really don't know if a military response is either warranted or practical.  But I do know that when you publicly take options off the table, then you are limiting yourself and you are drawing the line about how far something can go.  To unilaterally take options off the table seems premature - and maybe even a bit foolhardy.

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2014-03-19 15:28:54 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

This was just before he started laughing.

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2014-03-19 15:23:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

If you were an eastern European state, why would you trust anything that the West is saying?

By the time that the West decides what meager sanctions it may bleat about, the Russian leaders will already be in place in the new vassal state.  If you were a European leader, is there any way that the borken trust with Washington could be restored?

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2014-03-18 16:50:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Google is extending to wearables.  Will their vendor channel play along?

Here is the cool video about what Google will be doing with wearble technology.  A platform SDK is being released shortly.  And I'm sure that a lot of stuff will soon become available.  But what about the biggies who've already announced their own devices?  In particular, this Google tech may well vacate the Tizen platform that Samsung has been working towards.  

Is this something that I would wear?  Sure - especially if I'm not just strapping a small phone to my wrist.  If this becomes a real platform for embedded devices, then I will be impressed - and I'll probably be a customer as well.

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2014-03-18 15:53:28 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

This is too good not to share!

I remember when RDJ was a younger star (and when he was living a more troubled life).  But I never knew that he could sing.  He absolutely wails in this solo with Sting.  Wow!

BTW, there is a great Top Ten RDJ moments reel from Watch Mojo that is pretty darned good.  http://youtu.be/F5TnelLoOjg  There are a couple clips of him singing that hammer home the point that RDJ really can sing.

h/t +Felicia Cravens , +Mrs peter kinsler 

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2014-03-17 13:18:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Skillet - American Noise (Official Video)

Great band and great tune!!! Any Skillet fans out there?

#heartstone  #music

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2014-03-14 17:48:56 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

My Black Beauty is getting some minor upgrades

I've been riding my all-black Surly LHT for four years now.  And I've always reveled in the "blacked-out" configuration.  But this past Christmas, I got some Ergon PC2 pedals which interrupted the clean/pristine look of my commuting rig.  

And then someone at the office had a Brooks B17 saddle that he wanted to sell.  So I snatched it up despite the fact that it was an antique brown color rather than the all-black of my current rig.  And despite the oddity of the brown saddle atop a black bike, I'm really starting to like both the look and the feel of the saddle.  Now I'll have to get some matching handlebar tape and then I'll be feeling even better.  

So once I get the matching bar tape, should I change out the panniers for something with brown accents?

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2014-03-13 17:32:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Laws don't apply to the programs which are favored by our potentate.

Thank goodness our President can re-write legislation in order to bend it to the common good - as interpreted by himself.  I thought that the Supreme Court was the only branch that could do stuff like that!  ;-)

2014-03-11 14:55:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Somebody at Sprint finally gets it!

Softbank's CEO is now talking like price may be a motivator for consumers.  Duh!  More importantly, he wants to stake out a position being the most agressive price competitor.  It's about time that Sprint's leadership got to this point.  Congratulations, Masayoshi Son.  Maybe we may see some real competition and not just the standard government-endorsed duopoly. 

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2014-03-06 15:20:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

The Crimean Parliament votes their distrust

In the nineties, the US provided guarantees of Ukrainian sovereignty in exchange for dismantling their nuclear arsenal.  They trusted our guarantee - and they abandoned the nuclear club.  

Now, the Crimean Parliament wants Russia to be their benefactor.  Let's set aside the fact that the Russians repopulated Crimea with Russian nationals as a means of asserting control.  Indeed, it is exactly what the Germans did in Czechoslovakia.  But why else would the current Crimean people vote for Russia to take over?  Fear may be the reason.  Russia has now shown the fact that it wants Sevastopol and access to salt water in the Mediterranean.  

More importantly, the West has clearly signaled that it will no longer support the Ukrainian people.  Faced with the cowardice of the West, the Crimean parliament chose to protectthemselv... more »

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2014-03-05 21:12:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Who will blink?

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2014-03-03 14:35:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Our President has some harsh words for the only stable democracy in the Middle East.

“If not now, when? And if not you, Mr. Prime Minister, then who?”

These will be the words of introduction to a gambit that will pit Israel against the entire Western world.  I never thought that I would see such a day.  The United States may have served its purpose.  Through our efforts, the state of Israel was reborn.  But now, our President sounds as if we are asking Israel to relinquish its sovereignty and distinctiveness on the alter of "peace" and "cooperation." 

But these words (and the inflammatory posture that they represent) trouble me to my very core.  Will my nation abandon Israel?  Heaven forbid it.  May we come to our senses before it is too late.

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2014-03-02 22:48:39 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

"Ukraine, Syria, Iran -- America isn't leading from behind, it's being left behind."---

Putin has Snowden safely ensconced in Moscow, he’s calling the shots in Syria, he’s taken America’s place with Egypt, and Europe is addicted to his natural gas. 

His budget is in surplus and his coffers flush with oil revenues. 

His military is moving into regions the Americans are retreating from. 

He’s even sending warships to Cuba. 

History has a way of repeating itself, the Obama administration is looking a lot like the Carter administration. Only worse.

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2014-03-02 21:33:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

I can think of no more powerful confession than that I plead the cross of Christ. I deserve the separation. I deserve to be suspended between earth and heaven - never entering into Your presence. But by Your grace alone, I proclaim your worthiness and my utter insufficiency. Thank you for relieving me of the burden of my own sinful imperfection. 


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