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Brian D2,296These people are the "cream of the crop" people in my circles. I haven't reorganized lately, and when I get the chance, this is going to increase quite a bit, but in the meantime, these are some very interesting people to add.Some people here are ones that I interact with daily, and others are simply kept in my favorites because they have always been there. If you are a regular visitor of my posts, or if I am a regular on yours, chances are, you will be added to this shortly and are in my next favorite circle "Cool People."I have 3 main circles: "Favorite People," "Cool People," and "New People."Most of my favorites are still located in Cool People, but I haven't had a chance to reorganize. I also have many great people in New People, but it takes forever going through and weeding out people, so I avoid it. Plus, I have a thing for even numbers, so I usually add at once, so I can keep the groups even. ;-DThese people won't always agree with you, but chances are, if you enjoy my posts, you will enjoy 90% or more of their comments or posts.2014-12-03 19:59:0070104
Anjali Punjab629Great CircleHi, I just wanna share my great circle#CircleShare#CircleSharing#CircleOfTheDay#SharedCircles#EngagersCircle#SharingCircles#Shared#Google+#Circles#Engagers#Share#TopEngagers#SharedPublicCircles#Google#SocialMedia#SharedCircleOfTheDay#ShareCircle#ADD#GooglePlusTips2014-11-27 03:04:59501000
Nolan Harvey218More friend today #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #morefollowers  2014-11-05 16:59:40501001
John Wood14,205If you received a notification, please reshare to your circles If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this postIf you would like to be removed from future circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future.#topofthepeople   #influencermarketing  #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday  #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle2014-09-17 10:38:20500535665
Tessa Schlesinger21,767This is my inner core circle  - the people from whom I share frequently. Sometimes, if someone hasn't been posting for a while, I will put them into another circle. I divide my circles into:1. Inner core ; people whose posts I share more often than others.2. Engagers: people with whom I engage and visa versa.3. My science circle. Geeky info that I like to read.4. My temporary circle; when I try out new people.2014-08-30 16:22:3688534
Kerpi Burgan4,490#awesome #awesomepeople #chadwick #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #community #followback #followers #gplus #influence #leadership #public #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #ripples #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #socialmedia #theplus #tcs #team #круги   2014-08-28 10:13:33453405
Nick Warner645Check out these awesome Crowdfunders2014-08-07 16:05:31470001
Hadrian Micciche20,993All of my posts today are shared from some of the people I follow. They may not have me in their circles, but I don't care. I want to see what they post and almost always find it informative and entertaining. These select few are in this circle.People who have either shared my posts, commented on them, or both, are also included. These are people who have engaged with my content and are likely to do the same for you. All of these folks are worthy of being added to your circles.Want to be added ? I don't do the typical "plus, comment, and share this circle" circle jerk. You know, of course, that folks always include themselves in a shared circle. I don't need you to indiscriminately promote me by sharing this circle. Just share or comment on any post of mine you find worthy and you'll be added to my circles. Offer void where prohibited by you posting:1. Only shares of other people's posts. I need to see original content, please.2. Blind links AKA link litter -- that is, not providing any commentary with your posts.3. Too many cat pictures -- if only done sparingly and other posts are informative and entertaining, no problemo.4. Too many pictures of your lunch, your overstarched shorts, or other inanities. That's what Facebook is for. :)5. Too many memes.6. Too many cat pictures. 7. Too many cat pictures.(Did I mention cat pictures?)8. Slurs or slander about LGBT folk, racism, sexism...9. Mistaking your fears for reality.10. Mistaking reality as a left-wing conspiracy.Yes, I'm a picky SOB --  but know this. None of the people in this circle do any of that stuff. Want to add people who have been vetted, have engaging content, and will engage with yours? Add this circle. 2014-07-13 16:53:56216223
Becky Collins12,812Small Business Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-08 05:12:1542311513
Ole Olson46,666This is my original circle of progressives on G+. Add it for some hard hitting, unapologetic political information geared toward activating forward progress in America. 2014-06-28 03:56:553636518
nery secy1,333+nery secy best shared share circle daily of the world best today circle nice beautfil super perfect best share circle#sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   #circleoftheday   #circledaily   #nicecircle   #photography   #photographer   #bestphotographer   #topphotographer   #AddCircle   #FindCircles   #awesome   2014-06-28 00:27:04457316
Len Raleigh3,122This is my June 2014 Google+ Engagers CircleIncluded in this #circle  are people and pages that have made my G+ experience a great one! This circle contains people and pages that over the last couple of weeks have been active and +1, post, and engage here on Google+, either on my stream or in other places on Google+ that I am active in. If you are in this circle chances are you will find others that you will want to circle. Please share this circle if it will benefit your followers or people who’d like to get more active on Google+. If you’d like to be included just be active, as I’ll make another circle soon. And of course if you’d like to be removed just send me a PM and I’ll take you out of the circle. Thank you plussers!2014-06-17 19:57:2711627947
Kylie Jenner743GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 7   -  *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 #shared 2014-06-02 14:49:5930810312
Maria Morisot31,250Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle01 June, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-06-01 13:53:3330098102124
John Nuntiatio37,043#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #tennis #golf #photography #health #weightloss 2014-05-23 10:06:26444476
Circle Network5,303Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                              119This 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 your 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!Circle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle  Circlenetwork CircleNetworking IPNetwork NetworkingCircles2014-05-17 19:29:12501496584
Hadrian Micciche20,273In this Circle: EngagersWhat are the most annoying platitudes? There’s no "I" in Team? Good things come to those who wait? It was meant to be? Time heals all wounds?Who are the people worth circling? These people. Why? Because everything happens for a reason. No wait, thats not it. Let's try again.They post interesting, original content. They share and comment on mine. They are likely to do the same with yours. Engagers and in my circles. They can be in yours too.As a platitudinous man once said: Listening is hearing with insights. Don't just hear but listen and connect!  Ugg.Use the circle. Share it. Be platitude free.2014-05-09 02:26:2720482114
Tessa Schlesinger20,569This is the circle of people I follow. I am not in it (so I'm not promoting myself). I follow them because they are interesting, sincere, have good stuff. Some of them have been here with me from day one.  They don't always interact every day, but I think it really depends on what you're looking for on G+. If you want people to interact with you, well, nobody can interact with everybody who adds them. There just isn't enough time to do that. On the other hand, if you'd like to read someone because they present informative, interesting, entertaining stuff, then this circle is interesting. I think it would appeal to atheists, agnostics, people who love beauty, travel, occasional humor, who are visual, intellectual, thinkers, humanist, and/or liberal. :)2014-05-08 15:31:52186503
Sinta Riani517This is a good circle. all of account on this circle is OnNow you can ADD People From this CircleBefor you ADD This people to your Circle, You must Vote g+ on my Blog please.> vote g+ on this link : https://plusone.google.com/u/0/_/+1/fastbutton?count=true&url=http://blog-kangramzi.blogspot.com/> After that. You can add this people to your CircleThank you#vote #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles   #shared   #circle #voteg+?2014-04-17 10:16:50501447
Irina Sadokhina19,423Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle   . This #circle    is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle   . Apr. 21st, just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circlecirclecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #circleshare   #hyperball   #plusmastermind   #crazycircles   #circleoftheweek  2014-04-14 16:53:094558052121
Irina Sadokhina18,499Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle  . This #circle is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle   . Apr. 14th, just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circleshare   #circlescirclescircles   #circlecircle   #circlecirclecircle   #circles   #hyperball   #plusmastermind   #crazycircles  2014-04-08 12:47:424927248106
Irina Sadokhina17,311Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle  . This #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle . Apr. 7th, just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circlecirclecircle   #circles   #circlescirclescircles   #circleshared   #crazycircles   #hyperball   #plusmastermind   #circleoftheweek  2014-03-31 18:07:204536655108
Irina Sadokhina16,720Hello my dear friends!!! This is my weekly #mondaycircle  . This #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last mondaycircle . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle    on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next  #mondaycircle   , March 31st. just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circlecirclecircle   #circlecirclecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #hyperball   #crazycircles   #plusmastermind   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheweek   #circleoftheday  2014-03-24 18:59:534707753123
Irina Sadokhina15,346Hello my dear friends!!!HELLO! This is my weekly  #mondaycircle . This  #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last  #mondaycircle . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome  #circle   on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next  #mondaycircle   , March 17th just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circlecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #hyperball   #rustyball   #crazycircles   #plusmastermind  2014-03-11 16:53:09467664993
Lucy Tran0HELLO! This circle is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last. Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my circle  just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!2014-03-04 10:57:18480301
Irina Sadokhina14,526Hello my dear friends!!!HELLO! This is my weekly #mondaycircle    . This #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome #circle      on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle  just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #crazycircles  2014-03-03 20:51:314798387129
Hertzer Tsaitwase788Sekali klik, teman google plus jadi bertambah.Ini merupakan circle spesial saya, dimana orang di dalam sini merupakan bule dan memiliki potensi aktif di google plus.Mau akun anda ada di dalamnya? Anda boleh bergabung dengan kami dengan memenuhi syarat di bawah ini :Syarat Gabung :> Akun google plus aktif (yang akan dioptimasi)> Harus mau +1 dan share ulang postingan shared circlenya> Harus follow google plus saya (agar saya mudah mengenali akun dan memantaunya, saya juga akan follow balik kalian)Syarat Pendukung :> Membuat artikel mengenai "cara memperbanyak followers google plus" dan diberi link ke url shared circle (saya ada materinya untuk diposting dan boleh copas artikel saya)=====================================================Jika merasa sanggup dengan semua syarat di atas, silahkan daftarkan diri anda.Cara Gabung :> Klik tambahkan orang dan buat lingkarang baru> Follow google plus saya> +1 dan share post ini>  komen dengan hastag #addmetosharedcircle  #Sharedcircle   #circle   #publiccircle  2014-01-27 16:17:5747920923
Ole Olson38,548٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶If you're looking for some of the BEST engagers on Google+, this is it.Top notch commentary, good content support, and some out of this world posts to boot. =========================================I sculpted this circle personally over the last year, and this is it's first full release. The Top Engagers is guaranteed to make your G+ experience better. =========================================    #publicsharedcircles       #publiccircle       #circle         #circles    #thebigcommunity   #kingcircle #topcircleshare   #awesome       #awesomepeople       #shareyourcircle    #circleoftheday         #circleshare       #circlesharing           #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-01-27 09:48:552507711
Mikhail Petrovsky63,280Good morning / evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Это социальный круг / This social circleВам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-26 01:55:44478421659
Artur M.36,283circle of people, with active life position in Google+Круг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.2014-01-25 13:12:34481431263
Mikhail Petrovsky61,653Good morning / evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг / This social circle #EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-12 05:09:15480371869
Artur M.34,610A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.#forfriends  2014-01-11 15:17:52474451767
Marc Section487Enrich your stream with the new CONTENT-CREATORSs CIRCLE #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  2014-01-09 06:34:05500303538
Circle Distribution0And then there was the RANDOMNESS #CircleOfRandomness 7.0 (7.1 & 7.2 will follow this circle share over the next couple of days).(Not to be confused with #CircleYouShare  which will be revamped separately, hopefully based on equal shares to individuals)Just because I think #YoureAwseome and/or new to G+ and need a little shove into the swing of things, I have included you in this random circle share.So yeah, if you're in this circle I'd like it if you shared it. Why? Because YOU deserve to be shared... so yeah, share it!#FriendsShareFriends   #SnowballEffect   #YoureAwesome    #AlteredDNAFsF #CircleOfRandomness   #CircleYouShare  #AlteredDNACircleSharingSupport Here: http://goo.gl/fWrJj52014-01-09 02:13:3649618397110
Armando Lioss39,653“Active Engagers Shared Circle” 6.0Also known as the “Circle of Rivals” conformed by G+ users ready to stand for their points of view in an educated discussion and/or extending the discussion to their own streams... if you are looking into making your stream more dynamic, these are the guys you want to include... they are a diverse bunch of great plussers that includes liberals, progressives, conservatives, libertarians, religious, agnostics, atheists… from all around the world.In this shared circle you will find some interesting people to add to your circles, all of these G+ users currently actively engage my stream as well as other G+ users posts, so you can be sure they are getting involved in the Google Plus community.This “Active Engagers Shared Circle” version has been built with an improved algorithm that will filter occasional users and those that use hate speech or other nuisances to the common user. The main purpose of this series of Shared Circles is to expose new G+ users that are active engagers, but you may find even first generation ones in them.If you do not wish to be included in my future shared circles, please let me know with a comment to this post. I will remove you from any future shared circle I create, but I will keep you in my G+ circles.For TIPS TO GET PEOPLE TO CIRCLE YOU you may want to check:https://plus.google.com/u/0/111635150542674847021/posts/Q6c3ikBhdT3Thank you for your help making Google Plus adventure and exhilarating one… #activeusers   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #commenters   #topcircles  #circlesunday  PS: I don’t necessarily share or identify with the views of these G+ users, in fact with some of them we have completely antagonistic points of view and dissimilar interests…2013-11-12 20:19:27348191523
Tessa Schlesinger12,664These are the people I follow. If you would like to follow these people, feel free. There is no guarantee that they will add you if you do. You will be following them because you would like to hear what they have to say. There is no need to plus it, add a comment, and then share it in order for you to be added to some new circle which will be shared. This is the way we shared circles for the first two years. So feel free to add, or not. And I'm not in it so it isn't promoting myself. It's a gift to you, if you would like it. And, I suppose it's a gift to those who are in the circle that I freely give with no expectation of return.2013-11-03 12:52:17133335
Brian Wolfe22,328I haven't shared a circle in a long time. Maybe too long.Anyways.. Here is the circle that my browser spends the most time on.   Just in case I become a petulant child and walk away (not that I'm planning on doing so , just in case.)2013-08-22 05:36:251941335
Uniikii0Uniikii's networking #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   #sharedcircles                 #2013-08-14 15:07:53483309
Domus Vitae Inc.153Shared Circle of #entrepreneurs  www.domusvitae.ca   #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   2013-08-05 19:31:504824114
Laura Tomaja895Let's try this again:  This is my circle of those with whom I interact the most.  Not including photographers. :)2013-07-22 22:12:43154905
Stephanie Calahan1,218FABULOUS WOMEN ON G+ Part 4 of 4My goal was to crowd-source a list of Fabulous Woman on G+ that are Actively posting and Engaging on Google+.  I had originally expected maybe 50 names.  Much to my surprise and , I received over 400+ comments filled with love and positive energy to help curate this list of well over 1491 beautiful people. I would say this was a success and now I'm sharing with everyone PUBLIC.  I hope you will share it far and wide too.  #Google+ will only allow me to share 500 at a time, so the list has been broken down in to 4 circles.  Groups 1-4 do not indicate any specific preference to any woman.  I would have shared one massive circle if I was allowed.Fabulous Women on G+ Part 1 Can be found here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/Srvv4xzeuYmFabulous Women on G+ Part 2 Can be found here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/DRFwReXQvbFFabulous Women on G+ Part 3 Can be found here:https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/7wiyEUFuKsHWhat You Can Do Now------------------------------------* Add these circles to your own circles by pressing the "View shared circle" button below. Then you can either add it to an existing circle of yours or add it as a new circle by giving it a new name. I've labeled mine "Fabulous Women on G+".  (You won't be able to see the circle on mobile or ipad -- you must be on a desktop or laptop.)  See other G+ quirks below.* Once you've added it, I recommend visiting the stream for this circle and browsing through it to see what you find interesting, encouraging, and enlightening. Then, share some love by commenting, +1ing or sharing the posts of your sisters!* Please note, this is a very diverse group of women.  You're likely to see some people in these circles who will see, understand, or experience things differently than you.  They may or may not share your similar interests.  With that in mind, a few suggestions:     -- If you disagree with someone's views, you can very easily remove them from your circle.     -- Please post public vs to these circles directly.  Each of us has separate preferences on notifications and we want to lift one another up, not bog down notifications.  I hope you all see some increased activity, make some new and inspired connections, and lift one another up as we share each other's brilliance.#fabwomenonG+If You Received Notification About this Circle--------------------------------------------------------------------If you're getting a notification about this it's because you've been identified me or others in the circle as a Fabulous Woman on G+ that is Actively posting and Engaging here.  Original Post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/HHzp7g9aW9tI thought you would want to know that you have been identified as someone the G+ community should connect with!  I don't send out notifications unless it is 100% warranted. G+ Quirky Things to Note----------------------------------------* Google+ has a daily limit of 500 for adding people to your circles. If you haven't added 50 people or more today, you should be fine to add one of the circles daily.2013-06-09 22:47:5043927622
Too Big Has Failed135Our circle of highly interactive people on the topic of Wall Street corruption. This circle has nearly doubled since the last time we shared it, and we hope it will double again. These are good people to add if you want 1) interaction and 2) Wall Street reform. Let us know if we inadvertently missed you, and we'll add you to the circle!2013-05-22 20:28:26132617
Ole Olson14,742Leaders of Google+ in #progressive   #politics  Add this circle for a well vetted collection of thought leaders that post a high degree of quality political content. The focalizers here are also excellent engagers. I have been sculpting this circle since G+ began. Other public circles I've shared that you might like:The Top 50 Progressives Circle on G+https://plus.google.com/111051039748078110427/posts/PETHgTMqpcDVisual and/or Fun content https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/DbBUtg3f8q8Top Science Circle https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/WYqn7FXjsAmProgressive Media on G+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/1t3HVRfNhuCForward Thinking Journalists on Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/4h7jniYWcxaMy Top Circler Circle https://plus.google.com/111051039748078110427/posts/cjSWip8ayqH #Liberal   #Green   #SharedPublicCircles   #Occupy   #CircleOfTheDay   #Environment   #PublicCircle   #activism   #CircleSharing   #Unions   #Feminism   #HumanRights   #LGBT   #secular   #science  2013-05-21 17:23:0549516413
Hadrian Micciche7,927The Engagers ◦ Level 3: ☛ The Plus PeopleA circle of people who have regularly engaged with my posts by giving them a plus. Unlike many shared circles, these folks are vetted engagers -- plus they are all way cool. Add and engage with them, and they may do the same. Please feel free to re-share2013-04-27 01:26:31119605
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 13:17:463019813101
Ole Olson12,447This is my main political circle. It contains people that post a high ratio of left leaning political content. If you are not progressively inclined and would like to be removed from this circle, please let me know.  #SharedCircles   #Liberal   #progressive   #politics  2013-04-12 16:31:0349016213
Ole Olson11,096The Top 50 Progressives Circle on G+  This is the best of the best forward thinkers that I've found here on Google+. To be in this very small circle, I've set a few basic guidelines:1. High quality and volume of progressively oriented political posts from a variety of sources and topics2. Long history of activism on G+ and steady activity3. Strong Engagment (+1's, shares, comments) on other people's posts  I'm pretty sure I've missed out on a lot of folks that should be in this circle, but this is the best I can do for the time being, so don't feel slighted if you're not in there. This is a work in progress, but I can guarantee that you will enjoy adding this circle.  #Gplus   #Politics   #progressive   #liberal   #activism   #SharedCircles  2013-03-18 17:30:17589312
Artur M.15,584Круг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+Circle of people, with active life position in Google+#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circlesharing #publiccircle2013-01-25 07:34:1049528344
Slavo Herman180I'd like to share with you the circle in which a little surprisingly I discovered my name. It is a circle with people who got one nomination to "Best of Google Plus 2012" created as the Circle No. 3 by +Kurt Smith.(He also created two more circles, No. 1 and 2, containing people with more nominations - you can find them at http://goo.gl/tAePD and http://goo.gl/7IBkV respectively :)2013-01-07 16:40:4448423115
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2014-10-26 00:19:39 (22 comments, 6 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

The Number One Airborne Killer

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2014-10-26 00:19:39 (22 comments, 6 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

The Number One Airborne Killer

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2014-11-10 00:55:32 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

Before and after. Whew. They managed to get the old sink out without breaking any of the granite tiles!

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2014-12-20 18:53:36 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

CIA Clears CIA of Wrong Doing

Who needs Colbert when you've got reality? 

After careful deliberation, a CIA committee, appointed by the CIA director James O. Brennan, cleared the CIA and Brennan of violating the law when it broke into computers run by the Congressional oversight committee investigating other wrong-doing by the CIA. 

Brennan, meanwhile, refuses to answer questions by the oversight committee. Brennan, displayed zero sense of irony, when he criticized the torture report for not interviewing more CIA officials. 

NYT.com: "When the controversy over the search erupted, Mr. Brennan offered a vigorous defense of his agency. He later apologized after the C.I.A.’s inspector general concluded that the agency had improperly monitored the committee’s activities. The inspector general also found that C.I.A. officers had read the emails ofagency... more »

CIA Clears CIA of Wrong Doing

Who needs Colbert when you've got reality? 

After careful deliberation, a CIA committee, appointed by the CIA director James O. Brennan, cleared the CIA and Brennan of violating the law when it broke into computers run by the Congressional oversight committee investigating other wrong-doing by the CIA. 

Brennan, meanwhile, refuses to answer questions by the oversight committee. Brennan, displayed zero sense of irony, when he criticized the torture report for not interviewing more CIA officials. 

NYT.com: "When the controversy over the search erupted, Mr. Brennan offered a vigorous defense of his agency. He later apologized after the C.I.A.’s inspector general concluded that the agency had improperly monitored the committee’s activities. The inspector general also found that C.I.A. officers had read the emails of agency investigators and sent a criminal referral to the Justice Department based on false information.

"Mr. Brennan has enraged senators by refusing to answer questions posed by the Intelligence Committee about who at the C.I.A. authorized the computer intrusion. Doing so, he said, could compromise the accountability board’s investigation."___

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2014-12-20 17:58:31 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

The power of big media. It makes him lots of money, and that's what matters

I'm going to out on a limb and say it's more like 3/4! What a dirty hack. He must get paid a ton of money to keep lying to the public, and anyone who believes this idiot, needs to learn how to do research!
#drozshow   #fraud   #hack  ___The power of big media. It makes him lots of money, and that's what matters

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2014-12-20 02:20:30 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Terrible to read about this woman.

This is one of the most horrific stories I've yet to read about America's official torture program 

Any fan of the fantastic Nikita television show will be instantly reminded of the protagonist Nikita's antagonistic antiheroine, Amanda/Helen— except that this woman is not fiction, and much worse, she holds the equivalent of the rank of "General" in the CIA.___Terrible to read about this woman.

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2014-12-20 02:12:44 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

This point by point discussion is very interesting

The Case Against the Torture Report

Yeah, America's attention is beginning to wander away from the Torture Report from the Senate Intelligence Committee -- those gifts under the tree won't buy themselves, y'know.  But I think it worth a link, for the record and future discussion, to this article by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), a member of that Senate Intelligence Committee, which takes the case that CIA officials, and their supporters, have put forward against the report: that it was a partisan hack job, that the writers of it aren't using good information, that lots of critical and actionable intelligence came from the CIA's "interrogation program," etc., and directly addresses each point, including citations to the report itself.

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141217/12061129469/senator-wyden-responds-to-cia-defenders-distorting-truth-about-cia-torture.shtml___This point by point discussion is very interesting

2014-12-18 15:06:46 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday +Lars DeRuntz! Hope this is the beginning of a great year!

Happy Birthday +Lars DeRuntz! Hope this is the beginning of a great year!___

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2014-12-18 15:05:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

This process just gets worse, and it appears there s no way to fix this

Ultimately, the passage of the Cromnibus was the definition of everything that’s wrong with Washington: a 1,600 page bill that no one had time to read and fully digest that was filled with last-minute add-ins that had nothing to do with budgetary concerns and which ended in a “compromise” that nobody was really happy with outside of the entire financial sector and anyone willing to drop $775,000 on an election. The Obama administration has painted the Cromnibus as a successful compromise that kept the government running in the face of another shutdown and maybe that’s how they and a minority of House Democrats see it.

*esting the world into fiscal catastrophe, I want you to remember who it was that gave Wall Street the branch that made the axe that chopped the Oak down.Ultimately, the passage of the Cromnibus was the definition of everything that’s wrong with Washington: a 1,600 page bill that no one had time to read and fully digest that was filled with last-minute add-ins that had nothing to do with budgetary concerns and which ended in a “compromise” that nobody was really happy with outside of the entire financial sector and anyone willing to drop $775,000 on an election. The Obama administration has painted the Cromnibus as a successful compromise that kept the government running in the face of another shutdown and maybe that’s how they and a minority of House Democrats see it.

However, in 5 or 10 years—no matter who is in the White House or who controls Congress—when the economy is knee-deep in another recession and the muckety-mucks at Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase fly into town asking for trillions of dollars in government aide after recklessly investing the world into fiscal catastrophe, I want you to remember who it was that gave Wall Street the branch that made the axe that chopped the Oak down.___This process just gets worse, and it appears there s no way to fix this

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2014-12-16 00:48:40 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

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2014-12-14 17:09:22 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Agree. Just wondering when the, collapse will come

Thoughts, thoughts for this morning:

Parts of the world are destabilizing, in a combination of war, climate/environmental degradation (and the hunger and lack that go with it), persecution.  People flee.

People who are refugees cause pushback in areas where they head to, very often leading to growth in rightwing movements who feel threatened by the newcomers.

The global economic sector is powered by companies who pay the least amount of money possible back into the system, hiding as much taxable income as possible, to the point that sometimes they end up paying no taxes to a place where they use services, at the same time minimizing salaries, and switching as much of their costs to low paying locations, frequently where the work is sweatshopped.

Greed causes a financial crunch which causes the system to falter and forces some countries into horrible austerity measures because of the current economic philosophies of the global community.

The growing instability sees the rise of rightwing movements, often linked to a religious responses that use the religious fervor as both a nationalist/tribal flag and an excuse to attack.

All this made worse by long years of economic  exploitation of resource by colonial and post colonial powers that undercut the needs of the locals to feed the maw of the large economic blocks, and a series of wars seen as unjust that create the ferment to pull in the freedom fighting reflexes of young men and oppressed peoples.

Add to this a deteriorating climate, and jockeying that leads to denial or economic considerations that exacerbate it, delaying pragmatic approaches that might mitigate the worst.  But a growing problem with sea rising, water in the right areas, wildlife crashes,  overuse of land and a reduction of seed types making responses to the conditions even harder.

Looks like a recipe for collapse if I ever saw one...___Agree. Just wondering when the, collapse will come

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2014-12-14 16:45:10 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

And the rich bankers just keep getting richer

quote: But critics of the provisions say the plight of the Central States Fund is not a cautionary tale about unsustainable benefits but an example of Wall Street mismanagement. They note that Central States is the only major private pension fund where all the discretionary investment decisions are made by financial firms rather than by the fund’s board. Roughly a third of the pension system’s shortfalls -- or almost $9 billion -- can be traced to investment losses accrued during the financial industry’s 2008 collapse. Those losses were in addition to more than $250 million in fees paid by the plan to financial firms in just the last 5 years.

Many pension funds followed strategies that involved high fees for Wall Street companies while producing “financial returns that trailed plain vanilla investment strategies,” said Jay Youngdahl, a fellow with the Initiative for Responsible Investment at Harvard University. Central States appears to be a prime example, he said. “Before cutting benefits, we need to examine what exactly has happened.”

Financial firms came to manage the Central States Fund thanks to a 1982 federal consent decree that stripped the Teamsters of its power to oversee retirees’ money. In recent years, the decree divided a portion of the pension assets into low-cost index funds, and gave the rest of the fund’s assets to firms including Morgan Stanley, Northern Trust, JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs.___And the rich bankers just keep getting richer

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2014-12-14 04:49:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Go Sharks!

Go Sharks!___

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2014-12-14 04:08:36 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Santa's everywhere today around Union Square in San Francisco 

Santa's everywhere today around Union Square in San Francisco ___

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2014-12-13 15:23:33 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Thanks for sharing +Melody Polson

#DickCheney & #ISIS on #torture...

#TortureReport #JailCheneyandBush___Thanks for sharing +Melody Polson

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2014-12-12 14:25:04 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2014/dec/12/how-whale-poo-is-connected-to-climate-and-our-lives

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2014/dec/12/how-whale-poo-is-connected-to-climate-and-our-lives___

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2014-12-12 13:52:14 (14 comments, 5 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

I agree

Enhanced Interrogation___I agree

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2014-12-10 22:09:58 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Took a your of the 49ers stadium. Very impressive corporate meeting space. And very expensive

Took a your of the 49ers stadium. Very impressive corporate meeting space. And very expensive___

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2014-12-10 15:00:30 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

I would argue that we weren't that great 70 years ago, but at least we thought we had principles.

I am so fucking ashamed to be an american. How did we go from the saviors of the free world to a great villain in 70 years? ___I would argue that we weren't that great 70 years ago, but at least we thought we had principles.

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2014-12-10 14:54:07 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Sold!

Breaking News: Omnibus Bill Returns Huge Corrupting Contributions to National Parties, Permits Officeholders to Solicit and Individuals to Give $324,000 Per Year or $648,000 Per Two-Year Cycle For a National Party

Statement from Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer

Democratic and Republican congressional leaders have added provisions to the Omnibus Appropriations bill that will increase by tenfold the limits on the amount that an individual can contribute to a national party per year from $32,400 to $324,000. An individual could give $648,000 in a two-year election cycle and a couple could give $1,296,000 in a two-year election cycle. 

This makes the Great Train Robbery look like a petty misdemeanor

These provisions have never been considered by the House or Senate, and were never even publicly mentioned before today.

Republican and Democratic congressional leaders have entered into a Faustian bargain to return the massive corrupting contributions raised by federal officeholders for the national parties that Congress banned in the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002.

Republican and Democratic congressional leaders have chosen to embrace huge amounts of corrupting money for politicians over the interests and needs of the American people.

This only could have happened by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell entering into an unholy alliance to emasculate the national party contribution limits that were enacted to prevent corruption. 

With this action, Senators Reid and McConnell have demonstrated just how far out of touch they are with the hundreds of millions of ordinary Americans who, according to national polls, overwhelmingly object to the destructive role played by big money in our political system. 

Is it no wonder that Congress has a twelve percent approval rating from the American people.

President Obama should not become an enabler of this congressional Faustian bargain and the corruption of our democracy. The President should not sign into law this extraordinary ripoff of the American people. If the President does sign this bill, he will also own the return of massive corrupting contributions to our national parties and the national scandals that will no doubt follow.

Under the campaign finance provisions snuck into the Omnibus Appropriations bill, individuals will be permitted to give $97,200 per donor per year to each of three separate committees set up by the national parties - to fund the national conventions, to pay for the building funds and to pay for recounts and other legal proceedings, in addition to the current $32,400 maximum a donor can currently give per year to each party.  

Thus, a federal officeholder will be able to solicit and an individual donor will be able to give to a national party corrupting contributions totaling $324,000 per year – $97,200 times three plus $32,400 -- or a total of $648,000 from an individual donor in a two-year election cycle. A couple will be able to give corrupting contributions that total $1,296,000 to a national party in a two-year cycle.

These provisions are written for millionaires and billionaires. It is only millionaires and billionaires who can give these huge, corrupting contributions. 

It is only millionaires and billionaires who will be solicited for these huge corrupting contributions by a President, or a Senate Majority or Minority Leader, or a House Speaker or Minority Leader, or other federal officeholders.

This disgraceful bargain between Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress is an unmitigated disaster for the American people and an affront to the nation's citizens. 

http://www.democracy21.org/money-in-politics/press-releases-money-in-politics/breaking-omnibus-bill-returns-huge-corrupting-contributions-to-national-parties/

#IHateCongress  ___Sold!

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2014-12-06 20:32:37 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Outrageous that they have the gall to do this

Is Wall Street Serious????

They’re not even waiting for the New Year. The Big Banks — which have demonstrated time and again a downright pathological degree of greed — are at it again.

Wall Street lobbyists are trying to sneak a provision into the government funding bill currently working its way through Congress that would require taxpayers to insure the Big Banks’ riskiest activity.

Just as they did back in 2008 when they nearly destroyed the global economy, the Big Banks want to leave We the People holding the bag for their insanely volatile gambling on derivatives.

Derivatives, including “swaps,” are an incredibly and inherently risky type of investment. And Wall Street holds trillions (yes, with a “t”) worth of them.

A key feature of the landmark Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law required banks to keep derivatives separate from traditional banking services that are covered by the taxpayer-funded Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

But now, Wall Street allies in Congress are attaching a “rider” to the upcoming federal spending bill — which must pass to avoid another partisan government shutdown — that would roll back parts of Dodd-Frank and let the Big Banks go back to gambling with our entire economy while expecting us to bail them out if (more likely when) their greed again turns calamitous.

Add your name. Say “No, not on your life!” to Wall Street’s latest ploy to enrich itself at our expense.
http://action.citizen.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12637

This is exactly the kind of corporate-lobbyist-conceived legislative nonsense we can expect more and more of in the coming year when Congress is filled with more and more puppets of Big Business.___Outrageous that they have the gall to do this

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2014-12-06 16:48:28 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Of course

The Wall Street Journal reported that local police departments are not required to provide the FBI with either statistics or detailed records on how many individuals are killed by police officers. According to CBS News, police departments have “developed their own policies that generally permit officers to use force when they reasonably fear imminent physical harm,” which ultimately gives officers “the benefit of the doubt by prosecutors,” and makes and grand jurors “reluctant to second-guess their decisions.”___Of course

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2014-12-06 15:43:50 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

There are probably so many more

Have you seen these 9 environmental fugitives?

Interpol is calling on the general public to help it find fugitives wanted for crimes against nature.

Interpol, the 190-nation law-enforcement agency, recently launched its first operation targeting fugitives wanted specifically for environmental crimes, and now it's seeking help from the general public.

Titled "Infra Terra," the operation targets 139 fugitives sought by 36 countries for crimes that include illegal fishing, wildlife trafficking, illegal waste disposal, illegal logging and trading in illicit ivory.
 
Although Interpol plans to track down all 139 Infra Terra suspects, it has highlighted nine whose pursuit could use a boost from crowd-sourcing. This is part of the group's Turn Back Crime campaign, which encourages the private sector and the public to play an active role in crime prevention, both by starving criminal networks of their income and by helping police locate international fugitives.
 
"Even the smallest detail, which you might think is insignificant, has the potential to break a case wide open when combined with other evidence the police already have," says Interpol criminal intelligence officer Ioannis Kokkinis in a statement about the operation. "Sometimes all it takes is a fresh pair of eyes to bring new momentum to an investigation and provide the missing clue which will help locate these wanted individuals, some of whom have been evading justice for years."\

Read more: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/have-you-seen-these-9-environmental-fugitives#ixzz3L8CFVjsY___There are probably so many more

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2014-12-05 21:42:38 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Great statistics. Bad news.

Even if you have done your best you might fail... and it's not necessarily your fault.___Great statistics. Bad news.

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2014-12-05 05:01:39 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

It's a crisis, for sure!

This year is in the running to be the hottest globally since records began, early estimates show. If this year's current global trend continues for the next two months, the previous record years of 1998, 2005 and 2010 will be overtaken by a narrow margin.

Oh, by the way. “The West Antarctic Ice Sheet Is Retreating at a Much Higher Rate Than Previously Thought. “

https://news.vice.com/article/the-west-antarctic-ice-sheet-is-retreating-at-a-much-higher-rate-than-previously-thought

The only way to ignore all this is to join the cult of “scientists are sniveling liar/cheater/coward/lemmings — ALL of them! Who scrabble after “grants” that out side does NOT have to list or point to or document.  Because vague is good!  As is belittling the smartest, wisest and most competitive humans our species ever produced.”___It's a crisis, for sure!

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2014-12-05 04:56:36 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Can't believe what kids must feel about growing up in our violent society

This article really gets straight to the issue of living in a police state!  ___Can't believe what kids must feel about growing up in our violent society

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2014-11-30 17:04:47 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

This should have gone to a jury!

" It is the grand jury’s function not ‘to enquire … upon what foundation [the charge may be] denied,’ or otherwise to try the suspect’s defenses, but only to examine ‘upon what foundation [the charge] is made’ by the prosecutor. Respublica v. Shaffer, 1 Dall. 236 (O. T. Phila. 1788); see also F. Wharton, Criminal Pleading and Practice § 360, pp. 248-249 (8th ed. 1880). As a consequence, neither in this country nor in England has the suspect under investigation by the grand jury ever been thought to have a right to testify or to have exculpatory evidence presented." - Justice Antonin Scalia

In contrast, McCulloch allowed Wilson to testify for hours before the grand jury and presented them with every scrap of exculpatory evidence available. In his press conference, McCulloch said that the grand jury did not indict because eyewitness testimony that established Wilson was acting in self-defense was contradicted by other exculpatory evidence. What McCulloch didn’t say is that he was under no obligation to present such evidence to the grand jury. The only reason one would present such evidence is to reduce the chances that the grand jury would indict Darren Wilson.

Read more here:

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/11/26/3597322/justice-scalia-explains-what-was-wrong-with-the-ferguson-grand-jury/

___This should have gone to a jury!

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2014-11-29 03:04:06 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Excellent. He won the lawsuit.

This one should start to shine some light on the Pentagon's illegal practices!  Good work, Mr. Chapman!___Excellent. He won the lawsuit.

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2014-11-29 03:01:57 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

My Friday posting is about several cultural "wars" that are -- deliberately I hold -- shattering the essence of American society. Is the enemy ISIS? Militant terror or Eurasian hedgemons?  No, it is a relentless War on Science, including the science-savvy US military officer corps... extending all the way to an even more insatiably ferocious War By Christmas, that this year smashed the last resistance of Thanksgiving, the best and purest of our holidays.

It's no longer even concealed by hypocrisy, boys and girls.  The North Pole is melting and Santa has his sights on the Fourth of July.

Keep watching the skies.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-war-on-science-war-on-earth-and-by.html

My Friday posting is about several cultural "wars" that are -- deliberately I hold -- shattering the essence of American society. Is the enemy ISIS? Militant terror or Eurasian hedgemons?  No, it is a relentless War on Science, including the science-savvy US military officer corps... extending all the way to an even more insatiably ferocious War By Christmas, that this year smashed the last resistance of Thanksgiving, the best and purest of our holidays.

It's no longer even concealed by hypocrisy, boys and girls.  The North Pole is melting and Santa has his sights on the Fourth of July.

Keep watching the skies.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-war-on-science-war-on-earth-and-by.html___

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2014-11-27 16:54:30 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

This echoes my thoughts. It should have gone to trial. Grand juries don't decide guilt or innocence

h/t to +Larken Rose ___This echoes my thoughts. It should have gone to trial. Grand juries don't decide guilt or innocence

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2014-11-27 03:48:01 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Our health care system is so broken

This absolutely demanded to be posted!  This article was written by a person who IS covered by insurance (hopefully, since they are paying the premiums!) and what they were told by hospital personnel!___Our health care system is so broken

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2014-11-11 17:41:19 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

So true

Coming from a general who fought in the last two wars by the US, this seldom-said truth is good to spread around:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/11/opinion/the-truth-about-the-wars-in-iraq-and-afghanistan.html?_r=0___So true

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2014-11-10 01:12:34 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

It works. Making it harder to vote works for Republicans

The Republican electoral sweep in yesterday’s elections has put an end to speculation over whether new laws making it harder to vote in 21 states would help determine control of the Senate this year. But while we can breathe a sigh of relief that the electoral outcomes won’t be mired in litigation, a quick look at the numbers shows that in several key races, the margin of victory came very close to the likely margin of disenfranchisement.

North Carolina: In the North Carolina Senate race, state house speaker Thom Tillis beat Senator Kay Hagen by a margin of 1.7 percent, or about 48,000 votes.

While it is too early to assess the impact of the law this year, the Election Protection hotline and other voter protection volunteers reported what appeared to be widespread problems both with voter registrations and with voters being told they were in the wrong precinct yesterday.

Some numbers from recent elections suggest that the magnitude of the problem may not be far from the margin of victory: In the last midterms in 2010, 200,000 voters cast ballots during the early voting days now cut, according to a recent court decision. In 2012, 700,000 voted during those days, including more than a quarter of all African-Americans who voted that year. In 2012, 100,000 North Carolinians, almost a one-third of whom were African-American, voted using same-day registration, which was not available this year. And 7,500 voters cast their ballots outside of their home precincts that year.

Kansas: Governor Sam Brownback beat back challenger Paul Davis by a margin of 2.8 percent, or less than 33,000 votes.

We know from the Kansas secretary of state that more than 24,000 Kansans tried to register this year but their registrations were held in “suspense” because they failed to present the documentary proof of citizenship now required by state law. And while we do not yet have the data regarding the impact of the voter ID requirement this year, a recent study by the independent Government Accountability Office found that Kansas’s voter ID law reduced turnout by approximately 2 percent in 2012.

Virginia: Senator Mark Warner eked out a victory over challenger Ed Gillespie by only 0.6 percent of the vote, or just over 12,000 votes.

Like in Kansas, voters in Virginia faced a strict new photo ID requirement this year. According to the Virginia Board of Elections, 198,000 “active Virginia voters” did not have acceptable ID this year. While there are no studies yet on the impact on turnout in Virginia, Nate Silver estimates, based on academic studies, that in general such laws reduce turnout by about 2.4 percent. If that were applied to Virginia this year, it would amount to a reduction in turnout by more than 52,000 voters. That far exceeds the margin of victory here.

Florida: The governor’s race was decided by only a 1.2 percent margin, with Governor Rick Scott narrowly beating former Governor Charlie Crist by just under 72,000 votes.

Florida has passed a host of new voting restrictions over the past few years. Perhaps the most significant for this election was a decision by Scott and his clemency board to make it virtually impossible for the more than 1.3 million Floridians who were formerly convicted of crimes but have done their time and paid their debt to society to have their voting rights restored. Under Florida’s law, the harshest in the country, one in three African-American men is essentially permanently disenfranchised. Ironically, Scott had rolled back rights that were expanded under Governor Crist, who had established a path for people with past convictions to more easily get their voting rights restored. Under that process, more than 150,000 citizens had their rights restored before Scott changed the rules. This is part of a pattern this year of candidates benefiting from voting restrictions they helped to pass.

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It will likely be months before we have the data to assess the full impact of new voting restrictions on yesterday’s elections. But we already do know that their impact is far more than the number of hot races they could have turned.___It works. Making it harder to vote works for Republicans

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2014-11-10 01:04:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

While the vast majority of scientists in climate, atmospheres and weather agree on the essentials of human induced climate change, there are some areas where intense argument and discussion rage.  Such as whether the steady and dramatic arctic warming trends (leading the US Navy to plan how to counter 12 new navigable ports being built by the Russian Navy) might reach a "tipping point," releasing megatonnes of methane from both permafrost and undersea hydrate ices.  If that happened, the burst of greenhouse gas would make Al Gore look like a polyanna.  But can it happen?

Well, it will have to be investigated by Europeans and Asians, because Legislatures in the US, Canada and Australia have been deliberately sabotaging the research we need, in order to settle these matters.  There is no greater treason to humanity, of course.  And if the worst does happen, there won't be a humanbein... more »

While the vast majority of scientists in climate, atmospheres and weather agree on the essentials of human induced climate change, there are some areas where intense argument and discussion rage.  Such as whether the steady and dramatic arctic warming trends (leading the US Navy to plan how to counter 12 new navigable ports being built by the Russian Navy) might reach a "tipping point," releasing megatonnes of methane from both permafrost and undersea hydrate ices.  If that happened, the burst of greenhouse gas would make Al Gore look like a polyanna.  But can it happen?

Well, it will have to be investigated by Europeans and Asians, because Legislatures in the US, Canada and Australia have been deliberately sabotaging the research we need, in order to settle these matters.  There is no greater treason to humanity, of course.  And if the worst does happen, there won't be a human being on Earth who will admit to ever having been a republican.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2013/aug/05/7-facts-need-to-know-arctic-methane-time-bomb?CMP=share_btn_tw___

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2014-11-10 01:01:06 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Great read from masaccio!

Great read from masaccio!___

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2014-11-10 00:55:32 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

Before and after. Whew. They managed to get the old sink out without breaking any of the granite tiles!

Before and after. Whew. They managed to get the old sink out without breaking any of the granite tiles!___

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2014-11-07 04:45:21 (9 comments, 5 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Got my flu shot last week

How Vaccines Have Changed Our World In One Graphic
http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewherper/2013/02/19/a-graphic-that-drives-home-how-vaccines-have-changed-our-world/___Got my flu shot last week

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2014-11-07 04:41:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

So interesting

Researchers sending up NASA’s Cosmic Infrared Background Experiment on short duration rockets  have discovered something remarkable in the universe's diffuse background light: As many as half of the stars in the universe may have been stripped from their home galaxies and flung into space. Studying the extragalactic background light, Caltech astronomers  say there's just as much background starlight coming from these dim rogue stars as is coming from all of those giant galaxies.

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-half-stars-galaxies-rogue-universe-light-background-ebl-ciber-20141106-story.html___So interesting

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2014-11-07 04:37:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Tell the Department of Labor you support the compensation data tool!

Whoa! Being a mom is now a greater predictor of wage and hiring discrimination than being a woman. And the U.S. Census just found that women, working full-time, year round make only 78 cents to a man's dollar.

If we’re going to close the wage gap any time soon, we need the right tools.

What tools? Last April, President Obama announced an executive action requiring federal contractors -- who get federal tax dollars and employ more than 20% of the United States workforce – to report information to the Department of Labor on what they pay their employees using a compensation data collection tool. The Department of Labor will compile this information to help uncover pay discrepancies, improve enforcement of the pay discrimination laws, and to increase voluntary employercom... more »

Tell the Department of Labor you support the compensation data tool!

Whoa! Being a mom is now a greater predictor of wage and hiring discrimination than being a woman. And the U.S. Census just found that women, working full-time, year round make only 78 cents to a man's dollar.

If we’re going to close the wage gap any time soon, we need the right tools.

What tools? Last April, President Obama announced an executive action requiring federal contractors -- who get federal tax dollars and employ more than 20% of the United States workforce – to report information to the Department of Labor on what they pay their employees using a compensation data collection tool. The Department of Labor will compile this information to help uncover pay discrepancies, improve enforcement of the pay discrimination laws, and to increase voluntary employer compliance with those laws.

In other words, this executive order will fight wage discrimination! 

The maternal wage gap isn't just a “women’s issue.” It is a family and national economic security issue.  

Unfair pay impacts our overall economy, because when women (who make the majority of purchasing decisions) don't have funds to spend, then our local and national economies (which are fueled by consumer spending) suffer too. And, to be blunt, unfair pay practices also mean less money for food, education, housing, and retirement for millions of women and families nationwide. 

It affects real people and real families, including yours.  

But now the clock is ticking. We’ve got just two weeks to make sure that the U.S. Department of Labor knows we want the strongest possible tool to help fight unfair pay



*Tell the Department of Labor you support the compensation data tool! http://action.momsrising.org/sign/FairPayTool/?t=7&akid=5926.1994145.CBS-ed___

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2014-11-06 03:46:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

If only he would

The fight against secrets lost a key fighter last night

While Mark Udall's name came up in the news the last several years because of his being a US Senator for my state, where I often also ran across him was dealing with the NSA, CIA, and other "too many secrets" organizations, in his role on the Senate Intelligence Community. Where there were noises being made to reveal the extent of surveillance programs, determine the justifications the government had made for various monitoring practices, or releasing classified-to-save-face information, Udall was almost always at the forefront.

His loss, as well as the shift of the Senate Intelligence Committee to the likely chairmanship of someone who thinks secret intelligence activities are nothing to worry about, move along, will have unfortunate implications for probably decades to come.___If only he would

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2014-11-06 03:43:27 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Thanks +Tracy Hurley for sharing this

Sexism in Academic Science
A few days a go, +The New York Times published an Op-Ed by two psychology professors who argue that “Academic Science Isn’t Sexist.” On our blog, we look at the various problems with this article which is based on a review study conducted by the authors. The biggest issue is that the way they measure gender inequality does not match the data they have available. The researchers fail to account for institutional factors that impact on women's under-representation in STEM.

STEM workers, like all people, are impacted by socio-economic issues. The researchers have failed to engage with evidence of how parents, teachers, the media and other social influences discourage girls from pursuing STEM careers. Studies show that girls and boys perform equally well in STEM-related tests throughout school, but negative stereotypes, a lack of role models, and discrimination make it harder for women to succeed.

Research shows, for example, that male researchers are less likely to take women on as summer interns and students, and that hiring committees prefer male candidates even when women have the same qualifications and years of experience.

The researchers have also failed to account for issues of race, sexuality, disability and other forms of exclusion that further disadvantage minority women. 

We show why an Op-Ed such as this, published in a widely-read newspaper such as the New York Times, is damaging to diversity in science,. It gives the impression to the lay public that inequality is not a problem, and therefore undermines the struggle for progress.

Head over to our blog to read more about the scientific evidence we've used to critique this study, and the various other problems with their methodology: http://www.stemwomen.net/sexism-in-academic-science/

#stemwomen   #science   #mathematics   #stem   #womeninstem   #intersectionality  ___Thanks +Tracy Hurley for sharing this

2014-11-06 03:39:41 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Hatred of Obama is a powerful thing

In a overwhelming number of states voters elected Republican candidates who expressly oppose the issues the same voters stand for___Hatred of Obama is a powerful thing

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2014-11-03 02:29:02 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

That word, "experiment," has come to haunt Brownback as the data rolls in. The governor promised his "pro-growth tax policy" would act "like a shot of adrenaline in the heart of the Kansas economy," but, instead, state revenues plummeted by nearly $700 million in a single fiscal year, both Moody's and Standard & Poor's downgraded the state's credit rating, and job growth sagged behind all four of Kansas' neighbors. Brownback wound up nixing a planned sales-tax cut to make up for some of the shortfall, but not before he'd enacted what his opponents call the largest cuts in education spending in the history of Kansas.

Brownback hardly stands alone among the class of Republican governors who managed to get themselves elected four years ago as part of the anti-Obama Tea Party wave by peddling musty supply-side fallacies. In Ohio,... more »

That word, "experiment," has come to haunt Brownback as the data rolls in. The governor promised his "pro-growth tax policy" would act "like a shot of adrenaline in the heart of the Kansas economy," but, instead, state revenues plummeted by nearly $700 million in a single fiscal year, both Moody's and Standard & Poor's downgraded the state's credit rating, and job growth sagged behind all four of Kansas' neighbors. Brownback wound up nixing a planned sales-tax cut to make up for some of the shortfall, but not before he'd enacted what his opponents call the largest cuts in education spending in the history of Kansas.

Brownback hardly stands alone among the class of Republican governors who managed to get themselves elected four years ago as part of the anti-Obama Tea Party wave by peddling musty supply-side fallacies. In Ohio, Gov. John Kasich – whose press releases claim he's wrought an "Ohio Miracle" – has presided over a shrinking economy, this past July being the 21st consecutive month in which the state's job growth has lagged behind the national average.

In Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker, whose union-busting inadvertently helped kick off the Occupy movement, cut taxes by roughly $2 billion – yet his promise to create 250,000 new private-sector jobs during his first term has fallen about 150,000 jobs short, and forecasters expect the state to face a $1.8 billion budgetary shortfall by mid-2017.

A recent analysis by the Detroit Free Press, meanwhile, laid out how the tax policies of Gov. Rick Snyder, a wealthy entrepreneur who campaigned in Michigan as a nerdy technocrat, have resulted in businesses paying less ($1.7 billion less per year, to be exact), individuals paying more ($900 million per year) and – here's the kicker – job growth slowing every year since Snyder's cuts have been enacted.

Snyder and Walker remain in dead heats with their Democratic opponents, with Kasich holding a comfortable lead over his own. Of all these geniuses, though, Brownback exists in a class of his own, thanks both to the vainglorious scale of his project and the inescapable reality of its flop. And what must have longtime Brownback patrons like the Koch brothers most freaked out is how starkly his failure highlights the shortcomings of their own ideology.

Brownback's policies have been so unpopular, in fact, that a group of more than 100 moderate Republicans, nearly all of them former or current state officeholders, have publicly backed his Democratic opponent, state Rep. Paul Davis, who, until the race's recent tightening, had been leading consistently in polls. Calling themselves Republicans for Kansas Values, the moderates released a manifesto of sorts, which reads in part, "We are Republicans in the historical and traditional sense of the word. Yet in today's political climate in Kansas, traditional Republican values have been corrupted by extremists, claiming to be agents of change. It is a faction which hides behind the respected Republican brand in an effort to defund and dismantle our state's infrastructure. . . . The policies [they] espouse are radical departures. . . . They jeopardize the economy and endanger our children's future with reckless abandon. . . . We reject their extremist agenda." 

#libertarian   #BullShit   #FuckKochBrothers  ___

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2014-11-03 02:24:22 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Tomorrow we start demo for the new kitchen. The only thing that makes me sad is losing the growth chart of the kids. We've been here since Liam was three. He's 15 now.

Tomorrow we start demo for the new kitchen. The only thing that makes me sad is losing the growth chart of the kids. We've been here since Liam was three. He's 15 now.___

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2014-11-01 17:34:02 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

quote: In 2013, there were more laws passed to limit women’s reproductive rights than in the entire previous DECADE.

Many of us may have access to good health care, but our experience being a woman – and our rights – shouldn’t depend on our zip code. Our sisters in Texas, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Ohio, Arkansas, and so many other states don’t have what we have. The most regressive, anti­-woman, anti­-voting, anti-equality laws are being passed on the state level. This is why the MIDTERMS are so important.

The midterm elections on Tuesday, November 4th, are just as important as the Presidential elections. Need a reason to go vote? Check out these terrifying facts:

• 29 States in America allow a rapist to sue a women for custody and/or visitation of the child birthed from that rape. 
• 87% of all US Counties have no abortion provider. 
• 35%ofAmerican women will... more »

quote: In 2013, there were more laws passed to limit women’s reproductive rights than in the entire previous DECADE.

Many of us may have access to good health care, but our experience being a woman – and our rights – shouldn’t depend on our zip code. Our sisters in Texas, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Ohio, Arkansas, and so many other states don’t have what we have. The most regressive, anti­-woman, anti­-voting, anti-equality laws are being passed on the state level. This is why the MIDTERMS are so important.

The midterm elections on Tuesday, November 4th, are just as important as the Presidential elections. Need a reason to go vote? Check out these terrifying facts:

• 29 States in America allow a rapist to sue a women for custody and/or visitation of the child birthed from that rape. 
• 87% of all US Counties have no abortion provider. 
• 35%of American women will have an abortion by the age o f45. 
• In 35% states, Medicaid recipients do not have abortion coverage. 
• In 13 states a pharmacist can legally refuse to disperse birth control, even if you have a prescription.
• 26 states have waiting periods for abortion; only 11 have waiting periods for guns. 
• in 17 State the government forces women to go to counseling before she can have an abortion.
• In 32 State terminally ill women are forced to carry a pregnancy to term, regardless of her wishes or her living will. 
• More than 50 abortion clinics were shut down by unnecessary laws from 2010­-2013. Not including the dozens that were shut in Texas in the last month.

(For a state by state list of anti­-women/anti-equality laws go to the nifty state-by-state map at ladypartsjustice.com)

Power To The Peaceful and The Proactive!
Sarah Sophie, Maximilla Lukacs, Tennessee Thomas, Rebecca Fernandez, and Jorjee Douglass___

2014-10-31 02:44:33 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Truth

Very informative link. ___Truth

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2014-10-31 02:31:47 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Very upsetting that so many deny science

This is dismal, infuriating, and inexcusable.___Very upsetting that so many deny science

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2014-10-30 02:37:17 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

I've never owned a car this long!

I've never owned a car this long!___

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2014-10-29 02:46:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Up close, this is very scary

Yes, I've stood next to the lava path of Kilauea.
Today I send out prayers to all those in its path of destruction on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Aloha Arleen and the Volcano!: http://youtu.be/39hCsG9fdWw___Up close, this is very scary

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2014-10-29 02:40:09 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Don't tell anyone at Fox

Here’s something the Republicans hope you won’t hear until after the election: ISIS isn’t winning any more.

According to Fox News, and John McCain’s Committee to Reïnvade Iraq, the Islamic State is on the brink of conquering the USA, and can only be stopped with another few trillion dollars for another major ground war. They even work ebola into it, because fearmongering doesn’t need to make any sense, as long as people are trembling in terror.

But the last thing they want before an election is for you to decide that maybe a bunch of radical wankers no one had heard of a year ago who found some guns lying around haven’t quite developed the ability to project military power halfway around the world. Maybe the Islamic State isn’t such an existential threat. Maybe that Obama guy isn’t as bad as they say? They can’t have you thinking that.


http://www.vox.com/2014/10/28/7079695/isis-iraq-syria-defeat___Don't tell anyone at Fox

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2014-10-26 00:19:39 (22 comments, 6 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

The Number One Airborne Killer

The Number One Airborne Killer___

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2014-10-26 00:14:43 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

"Oh to love on Sugar Mountain" -Neil Young's first song at the Bridge School benefit concert. Sounds as good tonight as it did 40? Years ago.

"Oh to love on Sugar Mountain" -Neil Young's first song at the Bridge School benefit concert. Sounds as good tonight as it did 40? Years ago.___

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