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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 10:38:20500485360
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 19:57:2711627946
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 16:53:09467695295
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 20:51:314798589130
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 09:48:552507811
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 05:09:15480371870
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 13:17:463019914101
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
Lubna Imran02013-01-04 17:04:31143508
Trever McGhee18,273+Take2seconds to click the add button on this circle!Last week +Kurt Smith asked people to name 5 people they thought should be named the 'Best of Google Plus 2012'.  He received 1,308 nominations for 730 Plussers.We were honored to be among them, so we've created two circles to honor those chosen.This is the second of 2 circles from that list.Their all worthy of a follow .. a circle  to see what they bring to your stream.Check them out for a week...keep the ones that you like at the end of the week and then put the rest aside for another time :-))))People always ask me to add them or another person to the next circle when I share circles from other people to help them connect with others...Well I can't add you to their circle but what I can do is create another circle for you.So if you would like to be in the next one or would like to recommend someone,1st. please leave a comment of why you or they should be in the next circle, why people should circle you back.2nd. please share this circle to the public stream to help these people connect with others.I'll create a circle once a week with your suggestion.P.S. if your in the above circle and would like to be in the next one, just let me know. #bestofgoogleplus   #bestofgoogleplus2012   #circle   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedmycircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publicshare   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomecircle   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle  +Circles 2013-01-02 20:58:1649052430
Kurt Smith21,124Here's The 'Best of Google Plus 2012' Circle Share (Circle 3 of 3)Last week I asked other plussers to name 5 Plussers they think should be named the 'Best of Google Plus 2012'. They nominated others based on what they think makes a really good Google Plusser - original & quality content; makes you think, laugh, & enjoy Google Plus more; engages with others; shares and helps others; etc. We got 1,308 nominations for 730 Plussers.This is the third of 3 Circle Shares of those named the 'Best of Google Plus' - this circle contains those who got 2-3 votes. These are plussers other plussers think are among the Best on Google Plus and I believe we should all circle and consider following them because other quality plussers we can trust recommend following them.Like the other circles I've curated ('Thought Provokers' & 'Plussers Who Give A Boost') you can only get in these circles on the recommendation of another plusser (no "add me" going on here). So this is a quality group that should be recognized for making Google Plus better for all of us.Let's encourage quality on G+ and the best way we can do that is to Add & Share these circles. It took some work to put this together, so the best 'thank you' you can give me (and the nominees) is to add, share and encourage your followers to do the same.Circle 1 (those who got 4+ nominations): http://goo.gl/tAePDCircle 2 (those who 2-3 nominations): http://goo.gl/7IBkVWondering who nominated you? Here's the original post to find out: http://goo.gl/0gHFk#bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus2012 #circle #circles #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #publicshare #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #addmetoyourcircles #awesomecircle #awesomeness #awesomepeople 2012-12-31 15:55:53486535266
Shells Bells5,180Best of 2012 CircleThis circle is some of the G+ awesomeness that has enriched my life this year - and I am grateful.  A while back +Sean Cowen asked what G+ has meant to us.  After watching Brene Brown's TEDTalks (http://www.ted.com/speakers/brene_brown.html) I realize that for me, G+ has been a lesson in vulnerability and courage. I have been humbled by the courage of every one of you.  I love that women post no make-up pictures and that you all speak your minds (your clever, creative, crazy & beautiful minds...). I have been blown away by the public sharing regarding topics as deep as abuse and depression - talk about vulnerability and putting yourself out there - absolutely amazing.  By doing so, you have helped others in ways you may never know.  <3Inspiration's what you are to me, inspiration, look... see.  Led Zeppelin - Thank YouYou have inspired me. (warning TL:DR personal stuff below) Oh, & I did include some new peeps.  If they're freaks, blame +Ben Zaitz.This month, I gathered some courage and let three people see me in, what was to me, a position of vulnerability.The first was a very dear friend from Elementary School.  For the past few years, I avoided HIRLing because I was ashamed of my weight and I guess I didn't want to disappoint him.  The same reason recently kept me from seeing a dear High School friend.  I saw them and each did not care that I was not perfect, they love me for me.  Mann, it was great to see their faces again, talk in person and have some non-virtual hugs.  <3I attribute this change in thinking to your responses to a July post: https://plus.google.com/115807723984369772514/posts/Ui2TQBPuELKAmong the other awesome words from you peeps, +Alvin Stearns wrote, "Never again compare yourself to others so that you make unfair and useless judgments about yourself or others.  That includes comparing yourself to you in the past."  The third was that, with your encouragement on a private post, I actually asked a guy out.  I would have never even considered doing that a year ago.  (He has a gf, so no deal, but it's all good cause he was cool.)I know these are little things, but I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.  And thank you to +matthew rappaport, Bobbi Jo Woods and +Tiffany Henry for coordinating the first NYCHIRL. Due to my kiddies, I couldn't see +Daria Musk and +Ryan Van Sickle2012-12-31 06:09:4450026231
Charles Cortes (Chuckster)2,842The Best Of 2012 – Chuck’s “The Amazing Circle” 100 Favorite GPlussers You Should Have Circled2012 has been mostly a good year for me, especially with Google+ being my social home and watching as my following grow thru out the year. I have met lots of awesome people and enjoyed some really cool upgrades to Google+. Now that the year is ending and a new one is about to start I wanted to share one of my favorite circles I call The Amazing Circle that is chock full of awesomeness. These are my top 100 favorite people to follow as they each have something that makes them special be it the awesome posts they share or the excellent comments they make. Everything from beautiful images, funny jokes and gifs, interesting articles on technology, politics and current events and also great opinions on just about any topic. These people have earned my respect even when we sometimes don’t agree. So hurry up and circle these GPlussers and watch your stream come to life. #mybest2012  2012-12-27 19:58:2410012137

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2014-09-07 15:18:36 (40 comments, 3 reshares, 30 +1s) 

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2014-08-27 15:26:01 (13 comments, 9 reshares, 59 +1s) 

Unless the ice is in my whisky glass.

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2014-09-15 00:31:34 (25 comments, 0 reshares, 114 +1s) 

A year ago today

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2014-09-20 23:20:39 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s) 

Just passing thru O'Hare on the way to Asheville to visit with my folks. Being a rabid Sharks fan, I hope the food here doesn't poison me!

Just passing thru O'Hare on the way to Asheville to visit with my folks. Being a rabid Sharks fan, I hope the food here doesn't poison me!___

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2014-09-20 18:38:39 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s) 

Very interesting book

Plagues Weren't Handled Any Better in America
SF faced 8 yr battle as much against entrenched bias as the disease

Given the chest-beating about conditions in Africa exacerbating the spread of Ebola, it might be worthwhile to consider how the US has reacted to contagion, notably when the plague hit turn-of-the-century San Francisco. 

Denial The press and politicians claimed there was no plague. 

Science Skepticism Much as we see with Tea Party-Republican denial of climate science, there was widespread denial of how the plague was spread. SFChron: "The plague bacteria had been discovered only in 1894, and it was still not known how it entered the body. A French scientist at the Pasteur Institute had made the crucial rat-flea connection in 1897, but experts rejected his hypothesis, insisting that the plague was "a scourge of dark-skinned aliens."

Racism  Chron/Chase: "Many whites believed that the Chinese were inherently more susceptible to disease because they ate less meat than whites, and that the whole quarter was tainted by a disease-breeding "miasma."

Business Fought Health Measures "When Kinyoun warned other states that passengers and freight from California could carry the plague, Gage and the state's business interests exploded in rage. Gage told the press that Kinyoun had created the plague himself by mishandling bacterial cultures on Angel Island, then hinted that he had deliberately infected cadavers with the bacilli."

Finally, after two outbreaks threatened business interests, action and eradication: "By 1908, after 2 million rats had been killed and 190 people had died in the two outbreaks, the plague was finally eradicated from San Francisco. The poobahs who once scorned Blue held a glittering banquet in his honor at the Fairmont Hotel. San Francisco's eight-year battle against one of humanity's most lethal enemies was over."


SFChon (paywall) article:http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/S-F-leaders-denied-concealed-major-plague-5768180.php


Book with preview on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Barbary-Plague-Victorian-Francisco/dp/0375757082/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1411235662&sr=8-1&keywords=he+Barbary+Plague%3A+The+Black+Death+in+Victorian+San+Francisco___Very interesting book

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2014-09-20 13:49:55 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

Thanks +Alex Grossman. A very insightful article by +David Brin

Moderate Republicans, fighting back, at last?  This article says it’s happening. But I will believe it when I see it.

see: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ej-dionne-when-moderates-fight-back/2014/09/07/42c08a86-352b-11e4-9e92-0899b306bbea_story.html

Meanwhile, see my Friday posting explaining the eight phases of the American Civil War. (We are embroiled in the latest, as we speak.)The world needs an America that is pragmatic, with a can-do, problem-solving attitude. We are nasty and not very useful, when we go through these intervals of getting mired in dogma.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/09/phases-of-american-civil-war.html___Thanks +Alex Grossman. A very insightful article by +David Brin

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2014-09-19 02:16:57 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s) 

Enjoying a nice pino Grigio on a warm fall night. 

Enjoying a nice pino Grigio on a warm fall night. ___

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2014-09-18 22:56:09 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s) 

Great idea!

Man with a plan

#isis   #ebola   #happyhour  ___Great idea!

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2014-09-18 13:52:08 (11 comments, 7 reshares, 23 +1s) 

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2014-09-18 13:51:28 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s) 

Waiting for other govt institutions to recognize this

Air Force fliers don't have to claim God as their co-pilot

The USAF has backed down on a change implemented last fall to the oath / affirmation for all airmen that required them to swear, "so help me God," even if they are atheists. The Air Force has been alone in applying that rule.

http://www.af.mil/News/ArticleDisplay/tabid/223/Article/497535/af-to-change-instructions-for-oaths.aspx

“We take any instance in which Airmen report concerns regarding religious freedom seriously,” said Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James. “We are making the appropriate adjustments to ensure our Airmen's rights are protected.”

After consultation with  the Pentagon, they've realized that Article 6 and the First Amendment of the Constitution kind of make imposing a religious test on enlistees to be ... well, a bit dubious.

In an earlier kerfuffle back at the Air Force Academy, it was pointed out that the oath that was sworn by troops under George Washington's command at Valley Forge didn't include any language about God:

'I, ..., do acknowledge the United States of America to be Free, Independent, and Sovereign States, and declare that the people thereof owe no allegiance or obedience to George the Third, King of Great Britain; and I renounce, refute and abjure any allegiance or obedience to him; and I do swear that I will to the utmost of my power, support, maintain, and defend the said United States, against the said King George the Third, his heirs and successors, and his and their abettors, assistants and adherents; and will serve the said United States in the office of ... which I now hold, with fidelity, according to the best of my skill and understanding.'

(http://goo.gl/agMTPV)

Glad to see the Air Force has chosen to side with those radicals of the Continental Congress.

Previous posts on the subject:
http://hill-kleerup.org/blog/2014/09/10/bryan-fischer-is-a-dolt-no-atheists-allowed-in-my-foxholes-edition.html
http://hill-kleerup.org/blog/2014/09/05/is-god-is-my-obligatory-co-pilot.html___Waiting for other govt institutions to recognize this

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2014-09-17 02:36:42 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 52 +1s) 

At the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA, waiting for Heart. 

At the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA, waiting for Heart. ___

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2014-09-16 03:50:16 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s) 

So interesting!

After more than twenty years in the glare of publicity, stem cell therapies are beginning to show more promise other than in bone marrow transplants.   There have been too many glitzy advertisements and treatments of dubious authenticity that haven't been beneficial.  Scientist and researchers have found it very difficult to figure out how to use the stem cells, which ones show the best promise, and how to put them in the human body.  There have also been cases of dubious research  such as the supposed breakthrough in ability to create stem cells by placing regular cells in an acid bath.   There was also a huge ethical problem in using embryonic stem cells when potential life would be destroyed.   Finally though, back in 2006, Shinya Yamanaka, a Japanese Research, found a way to turn adult cells back into stem cells. He won a Nobel prize for that.  What followed was a great deal of grant and research work on treating diseases and researching diseases with stem cells.  The California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (a state stem cell agency) has awarded more than 2 billion dollars in grants since 2006.   They also have ten human clinical trials right now where patients are being enrolled. In the United States alone there are about 4,500 human clinical trials in progress for a whole range of diseases including heart disease, cancer, blindness, diabetes, blood cancer and many other conditions.   In effect there is a renewed promise that medicine and treatment for all kinds of disease will be revolutionized as scientists, researchers, and physicians understand genetics, molecular biology, and the complex working of the human body much more completely.  

What's the biggest development?  To me, it seems clear that it is the finding that patients will probably not need to use their own stem cells to treat their illnesses.   Since induced pluripotent stem cells can be produced without the defects embedded in the patient's own stem cells, very healthy stem cells from donors can be used.   This also means that it is very unlikely that a patient's body will mount an immune attack against the stem cells.   The study that Mr.Edgar Irastorza enrolled in back in 2008, (his story leads this article off) with many other volunteers, repaired his heart so that he could dance again and lead a very healthy life.  It also showed that the body would not mount an immune attack to stem cells donated by others.  That's another big breakthrough.  It look like stem cell recipients will not have to take immune suppressant medications for the rest of their lives.

You'll enjoy this article very much because it tells the story of the rough road and the many lurches forward and backward stem cell therapies have endured.  Physicians are gaining the wisdom to know what to use, how best to use them, and how best to introduce them to the human body now.  They have started to answer those three very important questions I discussed earlier.   This will give you a good introduction to where this field stands today.   There are many excellent embedded links here and there are also many names and institutions you want to follow up on to understand this better.   Remember 4,500 human clinical trails tells us that there is a strong reason to be hopeful.  These cost many millions of dollars each and that money and that investment is not made without a high level of success in laboratory experiments and animal trials.    The headline should be more like Hopeful Progress For Stem Cells.

#stemcelltherapy #stemcellresearch #stemcells #stemcelltransplant #stemcelltreatment #pluripotentstemcells #medicalbreakthrough #medicalresearch  ___So interesting!

2014-09-16 02:25:06 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

OMG I have blepharitis

OMG I have blepharitis___

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2014-09-15 04:13:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s) 

Vote!

A Bigger Midterm Election Turnout
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
SEPT. 14, 2014

Excerpt:
Staying home on Election Day carries a heavy cost.

In Ferguson, Mo., where only 12 percent of voters showed up in the last city election, the cost of nonparticipation was a City Council wholly unrepresentative of the town’s population. On the national level, Democrats and independents — most of whom did not vote in the 2010 midterm Congressional elections — were swamped by Republicans who voted in much larger proportions. The result was a Republican House dominated by the hard right, which over four years became the largest impediment to economic growth and equality. The same thing has happened in many statewide elections.

It’s now seven weeks from the midterms. Will voters realize that decisions made on Nov. 4 will reverberate in laws not passed, roads not built and jobs not created?___Vote!

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2014-09-15 04:12:05 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s) 

Great recommendations. I think they're implementing some of these already in California

Twelve easy steps for fixing our education system

These steps are simple and realistic, and I expect to see them recommended by think tanks and reformers any day now.___Great recommendations. I think they're implementing some of these already in California

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2014-09-15 04:08:11 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

Great comment by +Rima Regas

Read #PaulKrugman 's op-ed for tomorrow, then read my comment: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/15/opinion/paul-krugman-how-to-get-economic-policy-wrong.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss#permid=12809731___Great comment by +Rima Regas

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2014-09-15 03:54:39 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s) 

Yes, this is serious

Shit Just Got Real in Africa
Its time to put aside politics and seriously help out in Africa. This is getting worse.

#ebola #africa___Yes, this is serious

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2014-09-15 00:31:34 (25 comments, 0 reshares, 114 +1s) 

A year ago today

A year ago today___

2014-09-15 00:20:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

Great to read. Hope it changes things

___Great to read. Hope it changes things

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2014-09-14 15:41:16 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s) 

I remember when the Osbourne 1was so cool.

Portable computer comparison -1st to recent (1981-2014)
Yesterday, I posted about the 1983 bankruptcy of the company that made the first successful portable computer, the Osborne 1. I thought it might be fascinating to do a “quick and dirty” spec comparison between the Osborne 1 and today's Apple MacBook Pro.

Sources:
•http://www.cs.virginia.edu/brochure/museum/osspecs.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osborne_1
•https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/specs-retina/___I remember when the Osbourne 1was so cool.

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2014-09-13 14:37:01 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s) 

Join this great community!

The Big Week

Dear members, no this isn't about the February 1944 bombing initiative, but it is a request of each and every member! 
Between now and next Friday, 19 September, would each of you reach out to one person in your circles who you just know would be an active contributor to History as Prologue? 
This is about quality, not quantity, so please contact that American history buff you know and invite them to join this Google+ Community!
Thanks to all for the great content that is now a regular part of our community! - Mark___Join this great community!

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2014-09-10 16:32:30 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 58 +1s) 

Thanks for sharing +John Saseen. An important observation

Don't look over here, look over there.___Thanks for sharing +John Saseen. An important observation

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2014-09-10 02:49:40 (16 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s) 

Excellent

Judge Posner’s gay marriage opinion is a witty, deeply moral masterpiece

The modern arguments against gay marriage may be breathtakingly SILLY —but by mocking them, we ignore the profound HARMS that marriage bans inflict on gay people and their families. By placing these families at the CENTER of his analysis, Posner Restores the Equal Protection clause to its rightful place as the safeguard for ALL whom the State seeks to harm unjustly. His message for those who hope to demean Gay people and their Children is clear: Not on my watch.
http://tinyurl.com/pugrrfu___Excellent

2014-09-07 17:37:14 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

Happy Birthday +Liz Quilty! Hope you have a great celebration and a wonderful year ahead

Happy Birthday +Liz Quilty! Hope you have a great celebration and a wonderful year ahead___

2014-09-07 17:36:40 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Happy Birthday +Robert E. del Sol! Hope this is the start of a really good year

Happy Birthday +Robert E. del Sol! Hope this is the start of a really good year___

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2014-09-07 17:32:28 (24 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s) 

Courtesy of +Ralph Gauthier

Conservative talking point "US corporations pay the highest tax rate." The reality: many US corporations are screwing us, the citizens of this country, but utilizing loopholes to pay less, or pay nothing at all. IN fact, many actually profit from our tax dollars!

Here are some facts below, as well as an important message from me at the bottom (hint: read the whole thing damn it!)

• As a group, the 288 corporations examined paid an effective federal income tax rate of just 19.4 percent over the five-year period — far less than the statutory 35 percent tax rate.

• Twenty-six of the corporations, including Boeing, General Electric, Priceline.com and Verizon, paid no federal income tax at all over the five year period. A third of the corporations (93) paid an effective tax rate of less than ten percent over that period.

Pay attention to this one: Two thirds paid higher corporate tax rates to _foreign governments where they operate than they paid in the U.S. on their U.S. profits._

These findings refute the prevailing view inside the Washington, D.C. Beltway that America’s corporate income tax is more burdensome than the corporate income taxes levied by other countries, and that this purported (but false) excess burden somehow makes the U.S. “uncompetitive.”

Other Findings:

• One hundred and eleven of the 288 companies (39 percent of them) paid zero or less in federal income taxes in at least one year from 2008 to 2012.

• The sectors with the lowest effective corporate tax rates over the five-year period were utilities (2.9 percent), industrial machinery (4.3 percent), telecommunications (9.8 percent), oil, gas and pipelines (14.4 percent), transportation (16.4 percent), aerospace and defense (16.7 percent) and financial (18.8 percent).

• The tax breaks claimed by these companies are highly concentrated in the hands of a few very large corporations. Just 25 companies claimed $174 billion in tax breaks over the five years between 2008 and 2012. That’s almost half the $364 billion in tax subsidies claimed by all of the 288 companies in our sample.

• Five companies — Wells Fargo, AT&T, IBM, General Electric, and Verizon — enjoyed over $77 billion in tax breaks during this five-year period.

Source: http://www.ctj.org/corporatetaxdodgers/sorrystateofcorptaxes.php

It boggles my mind why there are conservative idiots running around the internet repeating the same faux news talking points about poor corporations. This is coming from people that make NO MORE than most of us do, yet, they are the mouthpiece for the wealthy, and don't even know why.

I'm sure some would claim this came from a liberal media source, but the source in fact has been cited by many conservatives when the data supports their views. This is an organization that reviews taxes, and promotes a fair tax system.

Our country can't sustain this slow degradation of the middle-class much longer. We continue being squeezed, and the discussion about how future never comes up; just the future of the stock market, or the future of large corporations and their tax loopholes... What about us? What about our environment? What about our history? What about the air we breathe? Why our are concerns always int he background, even though WE make up this government?

We accept paying hundreds and even thousands per month taken out in our taxes, as citizens, while those making enormous amounts of money pay a far lower percentage. Where is the fairness there? Of course, corporations are the first ones to whine about fairness, while paying HIGHER taxes overseas! 

All I'm saying is that we can't sustain this, and need to do something. It starts with doing stuff like voting in the election coming up in November, but it doesn't end there! We need to hold our elected officials accountable, and remember that WE decide the message. The message conservatives promote is the message their crazy base promotes. We need to speak loud and clear about the injustices, and the things that concern us, the people of this great nation.

Stepping off the soapbox now.___Courtesy of +Ralph Gauthier

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2014-09-07 15:18:36 (40 comments, 3 reshares, 30 +1s) 

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2014-09-07 15:14:12 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s) 

Happy Birthday +Rebecca Harrison! I hope this is the start of a truly great year

Happy Birthday +Rebecca Harrison! I hope this is the start of a truly great year___

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2014-09-06 15:23:20 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s) 

Great use of social media.

Figuring Far-Flung Football Fandom from Facebook Favorites

An interesting look, county by county, at what National Football League team's page is most Liked via Facebook.

What I find fascinating are the edge cases.  Why is the border between Broncos and Seahawks where it is (and why are there clusters of Cowboys fans up there? And Packers?). Does LA really have an affinity for the long-absent Raiders, or is it simply that they don't have any alternatives (yet).  Why does the Upper Peninsula split between the Lions and the Packers, rather than being one or the other?  And pity poor Kentucky, divided between four different teams (none of them their own) and a sprinkling of others, or Florida, also with four (though none of them from Atlanta) and others besides.

Nice use of social media data.___Great use of social media.

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2014-09-06 14:52:15 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

I'm with John. I can't see the change happening. If anything they're getting more right wing and religious. Hatred seems to pull their tribe together.

"Twice in its history, the Republican Party regained its direction and popularity after similar disasters by returning to its original defense of widespread individual economic success. The same rebranding is possible today, if Republicans demote Reagan from hero to history and rally to a leader like Lincoln, Roosevelt or Eisenhower — someone who believes that the government should promote economic opportunity rather than protect the rich."___I'm with John. I can't see the change happening. If anything they're getting more right wing and religious. Hatred seems to pull their tribe together.

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2014-09-04 00:22:49 (35 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s) 

Guess what I'm doing tomorrow morning

Guess what I'm doing tomorrow morning___

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2014-09-02 19:29:26 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Very interesting - and it looks like big consequences

The attention on Bárðarbunga has prompted a discussion of the relationship between volcanoes, melting glaciers, and climate change: http://nyr.kr/1x6QWfQ #Iceland  ___Very interesting - and it looks like big consequences

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2014-09-01 23:09:19 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 47 +1s) 

Very well said

NO LONGER

I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me.

I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.
- Meryl Streep

http://blogs.indiewire.com/bent/let-meryl-streeps-wise-words-usher-you-into-september-20140901___Very well said

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2014-09-01 21:45:32 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s) 

No surprise. Will probably have to sue. To see footage, and can't trust the courts will agree.

___No surprise. Will probably have to sue. To see footage, and can't trust the courts will agree.

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2014-09-01 21:20:20 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 14 +1s) 

Sharing from +Erik O - missing from San Jose

I'm sharing this on all my social media accounts.
My daughter has been missing for over 36 hours and while the police do have an ongoing investigation, the officer in charge told me it was okay to go on social media and make everyone aware.
If you can, PLEASE share this and help me bring her home.  Thank you! #AlanaGonzalezmissing   #MissingPerson   #MissingJuvenile  ___Sharing from +Erik O - missing from San Jose

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2014-09-01 21:16:07 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s) 

Sad situation, and it appears Obama can't do much of anything about it

Guantanamo costs $3 million per detainee per year

+The New York Times has a fascinating piece today about the current state of Gitmo. Here are a few tidbits: 

A detainee needed a stent placed in a coronary artery. So the Pentagon spent a million dollars on a mobile unit just for him. He refused the procedure, and the equipment was rolled outside to decay in the tropical heat, never used. 

The cell blocks are separated for some prisoners who want to watch regular TV and movies, and others who want to watch shows and movies that don’t show women not wearing burkas. They also have a media room for watching TV while sitting in a Lay-Z-Boy chair. 

Prisoners have a gardening class, where they grow mint, tomatoes and beans. 

Also: The original Camp X-ray is abandon, and being reclaimed by nature: 
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/09/01/us/guantanamo-camp-x-ray-ghost-prison-photographs.html

Here’s the story: 
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/01/us/politics/decaying-guantanamo-defies-closing-plans.html?_r=0___Sad situation, and it appears Obama can't do much of anything about it

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2014-09-01 21:09:35 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s) 

Think I could become a football coach?

Is Your State's Highest-Paid Employee A Coach? (Probably)
In the compensation competition,  jocks win over dorks
"You may have heard that the highest-paid employee in each state is usually the football coach at the largest state school. This is actually a gross mischaracterization: Sometimes it is the basketball coach."

"Based on data drawn from media reports and state salary databases, the ranks of the highest-paid active public employees include 27 football coaches, 13 basketball coaches, and 11 dorks who aren't even in charge of a team."

Read more:
http://deadspin.com/infographic-is-your-states-highest-paid-employee-a-co-489635228?


#laborday  ___Think I could become a football coach?

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2014-09-01 16:58:10 (16 comments, 3 reshares, 48 +1s) 

Do you think if I eat all the roasted garlic on my salad no one will sit next to me on my flight home today?

Do you think if I eat all the roasted garlic on my salad no one will sit next to me on my flight home today?___

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2014-09-01 02:32:51 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s) 

In case you're tempted to try these yourself

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-22/snack-review-cappuccino-lays-cheeto-doritos-and-more-from-pepsi___In case you're tempted to try these yourself

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2014-09-01 02:30:11 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s) 

Check yours

HEADS UP: Kraft Foods Group is recalling 7,691 cases of American Singles cheese because of possible premature spoilage or food poisoning.

A supplier failed to store an ingredient in compliance with Kraft's temperature standards. Products recalled had “Best When Used By” dates of Feb. 20 and Feb. 21, 2015.

*FULL STORY --> http://abc7.la/1qSRe13
*SHARE THIS POST to spread the word!___Check yours

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2014-09-01 02:29:29 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s) 

Great news for my city, San Jose

Well, well, well...___Great news for my city, San Jose

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2014-08-30 15:38:56 (27 comments, 6 reshares, 57 +1s) 

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2014-08-30 15:30:05 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Great animation

In case you didn't know, now you do.___Great animation

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2014-08-30 01:02:34 (30 comments, 2 reshares, 59 +1s) 

Wrong on so many levels

Practicing Shooting People on Vacation

Wasn't going to jump on the bandwagon about the 9-year old that accidentally  killed a shooting instructor until I looked at this photo. The target is an outline of a person. That's the idea behind this "sport", to practice shooting humans. For fun. Taking a child to a shooting range on vacation to learn how to shoot people. Not a bulls-eye, not an animal. Another human being. 

Say whatever you want about purported constitutional rights, or the need for self-defense, or different cultural values, that is flat out sick. Period. 

pic from:
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/deputies-9-year-old-arizona-girl-accidentally-shoots-kills-gun-instructor-with-uzi08262014___Wrong on so many levels

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2014-08-27 20:26:45 (17 comments, 1 reshares, 28 +1s) 

Yes, I'm back in Chicago!

Yes, I'm back in Chicago!___

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2014-08-27 20:06:24 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s) 

What he said

How conservatives deliberately use flawed metrics to deceive people about economics.

There has been a couple big articles floating in the toilet bowl known as the conservative blogosphere for a few days now that try to pretend that the United Kingdom is actually poorer than any US State, even Mississippi. You can read these at http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2014/08/why-britain-is-poorer-than-any-us-state-other-than-mississippi/ by +Fraser Nelson of +The Spectator and http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2014/08/25/britain-is-poorer-than-any-us-state-yes-even-mississippi/ by +Tim Worstall (last name not ironic) . Their premise appears to be to twofold: try to show that European “socialism” impoverishes a nation and that the poor in the US actually have it quite good and should stop complaining. In essence, just more hideous pieces of pro-Robber Baron propaganda. 

Here is why their bullshit should get flushed. Purchasing Power Parity is just as misleading as the #BigMacIndex. They are both pseudoscience ways to try to pretend that the only relationship that matters is income vs. how much shit you can buy. That is horribly flawed, partly because it leaves out every factor from the value of public services (like transport, education, health care, etc.), to the fact that people don't actually need to spend 100% of their income, to factors like paid time off and worker productivity.

Another scheme of these corporate bootlickers is to use GDP Per Capita. It is another horribly flawed metric that gives an illusion of prosperity where none exists. If 1 person has an income of $100,000,000 and 100 others try to survive on $10,000 per year, the per capita income is $1,000,000, giving the impression that they ALL must be rich. Use median values instead to arrive at an accurate conclusion about the economic realities people actually face. http://content.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1957746,00.html

Anyone that has been to the American South can obviously see that it is far poorer than any corner of Great Britain, just as they can see that progressive Blue states have an overall greater amount of wealth than conservative Red states. There are large swaths of the South that are literally like an impoverished “3rd World” (under-developed) country. You just don't find that in the UK, and no matter what type of deceptive tactics these deceptive authors try to use, don’t fall for their propaganda. It’s all bullshit. 


#PPP #Economics #Poverty ___What he said

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2014-08-27 17:38:59 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 25 +1s) 

Ha

___Ha

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2014-08-27 17:35:38 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s) 

Put your money into causes that matter most

The graphic has since developed a bit of a life of its own. Belluz uses it to critique celebrity-driven campaigns for rare diseases such as the ice bucket challenge for ALS, compared to more frequent, but less glamorous conditions...Its also relevant to think not just about numbers of deaths, but numbers of years lost. It is understandable that people will treat a disease that kills children more seriously than one that most affects people who are nearing the end of their lives.
Read more at http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/infographic-shows-differences-between-diseases-we-donate-and-diseases-kill-us#rsQHRuLvoCle5QIZ.99___Put your money into causes that matter most

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2014-08-27 17:27:40 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s) 

Oh yes, I'm totally savoring the moment - 4 crackers, 4 pieces of cheese, some grapes and half a walnut

Oh yes, I'm totally savoring the moment - 4 crackers, 4 pieces of cheese, some grapes and half a walnut___

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2014-08-27 15:26:01 (13 comments, 9 reshares, 59 +1s) 

Yes

Unless the ice is in my whisky glass.___Yes

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2014-08-27 13:21:50 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s) 

This looks interesting

___This looks interesting

2014-08-27 13:16:07 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

TSA pee-check is great - I don't care that they have some personal info. Leaving SJC for LAX and then ORD for the weekend

TSA pee-check is great - I don't care that they have some personal info. Leaving SJC for LAX and then ORD for the weekend___

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2014-08-26 04:46:52 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s) 

Well said

This is what we had all feared.  The possible tipping point.  Methane plumes are emanating from at least 570 seafloor cold seeps on the outer continental shelf and the continental slope, Mississippi State University reported.  A potential disaster that I warned about in EARTH (1989), accelerating ocean acidification and turning the greenhouse into a runaway.
http://www.hngn.com/articles/40189/20140825/methane-leaking-from-sea-floor-could-change-ocean-acidity-oxygen-content.htm

"Warming of ocean temperatures on seasonal, decadal or much longer time scales can cause gas hydrate to release its methane, which may then be emitted at seep sites," said Carolyn Ruppel, study co-author and chief of the USGS Gas Hydrates Project.  "Such continental slope seeps have previously been recognized in the Arctic, but not at mid-latitudes.  So this is a first."

To be clear, methane is a far worse greenhouse gas than CO2… and rising ocean temps will cause icy methane hydrates to fizz, all over the globe, possibly causing a runaway effect.

Which leaves me with this to say to you wretched, monstrous, science-hating fools, with your “hypnotize-me!” Fox-Nuremberg rallies and neo-confederate rant-fests against all big-city-university “smartypants” types.  

No evidence will change your opposition to negotiating even moderate, sensible, precautionary interim measures to increase energy efficiency or do basic R&D. You sabotage TWODA (Things We Ought to be Doing Anyway.)  You helped to sabotage the satellites and instruments and research vessels that could have nailed it all down.  

You help to denigrate and geld the smartest, most knowledgeable, competitive and wisest human beings whom our species has ever produced, and thereby you declare yourselves to be brave authority questioners and skeptics!  While kneejerk-robotically obeying  the hypnotize-me channels owned by coal and oil barons... and never once sniffing the suspicious irony.

Millions of science loving moderates (like me) have been willing to negotiate the best measures that would (win-win) simultaneously take reasonable efficiency precautions and boost economic activity instead of squelching it.  We do not want to “shiver in the dark”… but you SOBs have never shown the slightest willingness to sit and make a deal with moderates on the other side. It has become a reflex. You... never... negotiate.

Instead you empower and enable a New Civil War which has reduced the world’s greatest and most scientific and future-oriented nation to utter dysfunction, unable to perform politics and negotiation at even the most basic level.

You refuse to look at actual outcomes, by which measure your “side” has proved insanely incompetent.  You refuse to follow the money or look at who are the winners from your movement’s loony wars or from the Tobacco-style denialist-delay campaign on climate change.  EVERYTHING to you is “right versus left” — a loony metaphor that allows you to ignore one blatant fact -- that Adam Smith … today… would be a Democrat. As would any moderate-libertarian-capitalist scientist, like me.

You are jibbering crazies, who don't give a damn about your grand-children or your nation or planet.  And when the seas rise, the climate refugees will legitimately claim your homes.___Well said

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