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Lorin Olsen has been shared in 41 public circles

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Becky Collins18,073Most engaging android smartphone & tablet users 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 ?2014-10-25 09:06:20493002
Lo Sauer563One of the finest Android users in this circle with great personalities  in it. I added my favorites, and  the circle includes many shared by +Tony Simons . Count me in :) #Android #mobile #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing #followers #social2013-11-07 18:39:32499218
J.T. Smith40These are all people I was recommended to follow! They are currently in my Temporary circle, and I'll follow them permanently based on their engagement with me in the next day or so! #circleshare    #sharedcircles   #publiccircle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circlemaster   #circle   #addmetoyourcircles   #addmetocircles   #addmenow   #addmepleasethanks  2013-10-19 19:57:21492207
Jonha Revesencio0A list of some of the must-follow programmers and geeks on Google+ #sharedcircles   #publicsharedcircles   #geeksongoogle  2013-09-13 15:45:18250000
Markos Giannopoulos5,491Geeks rule! // +CircleCount has added a new tag system (see announcement here http://bit.ly/15XaDov). Thousands of profiles have been tagged already, so here are the top (by number of followers) geek-tagged plussers (full list at http://bit.ly/134FoFN) The top ten: 1) +Robert Scoble 2) +Amanda Blain 3) +Darya Pino Rose 4) +Michelle Marie 5) +Brian Matiash 6) +Wick Sakit 7) +Joe Azure 8) +Keith Barrett 9) +Derek Ross 10) +Ahmed Zeeshan  For other rankings see also - Most popular geeks by comments/+1's/shares http://bit.ly/16SAddw- Most engaging geeks http://bit.ly/15XdZYm #circleshare   #circlesunday   #geeks  2013-07-21 15:19:0049018312
Tony Simons35,934Time to blow up a few inboxesIt's Friday, so I figured I'd kick off another one of my famous Android circle shares. Here are 500 of the most engaging Android smartphone and tablet users on +Google+.If you are a new user, this is your one-stop shop for all things Android. Please feel free to add these fine folks, as they will surely make your experience here 10x better than it already was.If you were notified, you're in -- you know what to do!Keep calm and mash those +1 button and reshare buttons!Happy Friday, kiddos! Don't do anything I wouldn't do (without posting pics).2013-06-21 18:10:2950010159153
Tony Simons35,543The Mother of All Android CirclesIn an attempt to clean up my circles, I've combined all of my nearest and dearest Android "Circlees" into one mega circle.Here the are; all 500 of them!Add these fine folks, and make sure to say hello! They will certainly brighten up your stream!If you were notified, that means you're in. Would you be so kind as to +1 and reshare this thread? Let's get the ball rolling on Circle #2!2013-05-25 19:59:1250010791200
CircleCount52,441The people who have voted on our first pollCheck out the people who have voted on our first poll on CircleCount (http://www.circlecount.com/poll/1).Why are these people interesting? Because they are active! ;)We had a very good discussion with +Richard Hoefer and +Bearman Cartoons here: https://plus.google.com/+CircleCount/posts/AMbHGT3Qu1m and one idea was to feature a special group of people and not only the most followed or most engaging ones.I think this circle is not really what +Richard Hoefer meant, but it goes hopefully in the right direction ;)We like such unusual shared circles, since these people didn't act because we have offered to share them in a circle afterwards. They just did/voted/reviewed! ;)A year ago we have already shared a circle like this with the people who have written a review for our Chrome Extension:https://plus.google.com/+CircleCount/posts/6WCpwBTQxKj2013-04-19 10:25:26165772972
Cliff Wade8,116This is my Android #2 circle. Again, most of these folks should be quite active. I recommend you circle everyone in this circle and the one I shared previously. Again, this is per a request by +Jesse Wojdylo And if you wish to be added to an Android circle, please comment and let me know.2012-11-19 22:06:24277312
Bike Commuter Cabal357Hey gang, the +Bike Commuter Cabal has more than doubled in size since the Trend the Bike Commuter Cabal event, time to get to know our new kits, I have requests from +Chris Davies and a couple of others to share the circle so here you go, these are your bike commuters and fanboys.For those that do not know who we are, the Bike Commuter Cabal is a loose international confederation of utility cyclists, people who ride their bikes to work, to the store, for getting around, or even just wish you could.Circle us up and join the society.2012-11-03 01:34:44347419
Tony Simons13,680Oh you thought I was done, huh?Think again!Here's round 3 of my MUST ADD Android pages and profiles!If you were notified, that means you're included. You don't have to reshare this post, but it would be great if you did.If you're not in this circle, don't fret. I'll be sharing the rest of them throughout the day/night today. If I have you circled already, odds are you're already in one of them. (I keep 'em to 100 people max to avoid having daily add limit issues)If I don't already have you circled, and you'd like to be included, all you have to do is reshare this post publicly. The more exposure the better, right?Thanks to all for making these awesome#CircleShares possible. Without you, I'd probably still be stuck on Twittter. Thank you for that.2012-10-07 23:03:039811820
Thomas Power32,090some great people to get to know worldwide in this Circle feel free to share2012-09-12 13:56:1650110220
Tony Simons12,692And then there's part 3 of my Android circles...Don't forget to add these fine folks!2012-08-30 06:40:241008114
Cliff Wade7,170This is my Android circle #2 for #FollowFriday . Everyone needs to follow these folks because they are awesome and of course because they are Android folks! :) 2012-08-24 15:02:58246424
Randy Culler3,593This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included#kindlefire #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheday #circlecount2012-08-10 13:25:23139404
Randy Culler3,511This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included#kindlefire #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheday #circlecount2012-08-03 19:29:01138001
Randy Culler3,055This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included#kindlefire #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheday #circlecount  2012-07-26 17:02:48134414
Jeff Jockisch18,43275 Non-GhostsI haven't done a circle share recently to let you know who I'm interacting with a lot.  This is half of my top 150 most relevant.  I couldn't stop at 50 or 100 -- too many good people here :)  Look for the other half of the 150 most relevant share as *75 Non-Idiots*2012-07-25 01:41:037532632
Chris Cota0Thanks +Tony Simons Fellow Android fanatics! #snowballcircleIt has been a while since I've shared one of my cherry-picked, curated circles, hasn't it? I've managed to fill my third Android circle now and I figured it's time to give these fine folks the royal treatment!These are 100 of the most active people on +Google+ who are a part of the Android Community. Feel free to add them all and re-share this circle, as they are a great bunch of people, who love to engage and talk about #Android .If you were notified, that means you made the cut. It's not mandatory, but I'd definitely appreciate a re-share of this circle.Without further adieu, let's #PlusBang these fine folks' notifications and let them know why G+ is the place to be!2012-07-19 17:22:33102201
Tony Simons11,717Fellow Android fanatics!It has been a while since I've shared one of my cherry-picked, curated circles, hasn't it? I've managed to fill my third Android circle now and I figured it's time to give these fine folks the royal treatment!These are 100 of the most active people on +Google+ who are a part of the Android Community. Feel free to add them all and re-share this circle, as they are a great bunch of people, who love to engage and talk about #Android .If you were notified, that means you made the cut. It's not mandatory, but I'd definitely appreciate a re-share of this circle.Without further adieu, let's #PlusBang these fine folks' notifications and let them know why G+ is the place to be!2012-07-19 17:15:36100221326
Randy Culler2,573This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included#kindlefire #circleshare2012-07-12 11:02:34127011
Richard Frost6,866Babylon 5 Fans CircleIts been awhile since I shared my Babylon 5 Fans Circle.. over 240 members strong now..  enjoy.. If you want to be in it just message me If you were added and want to be removed - I apologise and I will remove you from the circle.Enjoy   #babylon5   #babylon5fans  2012-07-04 18:15:522442319
David D. Stanton5,770Here is my Geek's Circle: (Note I have just cleaned my G+ to try to remove inactive users.) Enjoy! 2012-06-25 08:47:49501012
Randy Culler2,204This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop a comment if you'd like to be included#kindlefire #circleshare #publiccircles #circlecount #publicsharedcircles2012-06-21 11:00:06126512
Randy Culler2,170This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop a comment if you'd like to be included #kindlefire #circleshare #publiccircles #circlecount #publicsharedcircles  2012-06-16 12:54:28116412
J J Esquire1,890I haven't shared this circle in a while...It's full of #babylon5 fans and includes +Patricia Tallman (verified). If you aren't a part of this circle, and you would like to be, please let me know and I will add you. 2012-06-06 22:36:26176903
Randy Culler2,107This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included#kindlefire #circleshare2012-06-01 10:35:221091035
Randy Culler1,951This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop a comment if you'd like to be included #circleshare #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #circlecount #kindlefire2012-05-12 12:26:03102503
Richard Law2,521This circle was originally shared by +Jack C Crawford as his Great Interacters circle. He was right; it's one of my favorite circles. #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles2012-04-29 14:19:54183313
Randy Culler1,833This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included #circleshare #kindlefire #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles2012-04-26 10:43:0399001
Randy Culler1,612This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included #circleshare #kindlefire #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles2012-04-13 10:59:2696800
Randy Culler1,320This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included #kindlefire #circleshare2012-03-30 10:58:5283502
Randy Culler1,152This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included2012-03-15 17:01:00741001
Randy Culler902This is my shared circle of #kindlefire users. Comment if you'd like to be included.+Shared Circles on G+ +Shared Circles Google+2012-02-04 14:02:4462301
Randy Culler843This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included2012-01-27 12:07:2552011
Richard Frost5,923Its that time again where I share my curated Babylon 5 Fans circle..to the world to find more fans.. if you are a fan and you are not in this circle please add a comment to the post to request to be added.#b5fancircle2012-01-21 21:42:491562514
Randy Culler790This is my shared circle of #kindlefire users. Comment if you'd like to be included2012-01-15 14:05:1946000
Marius Voila183+Chris Porter Yes, you're right sorry about that...I'm correcting that right nowMarius Voilă shared a circle with you.2011-10-20 12:13:24500630
Robert Scoble161,698A circle of geeks (part I). Here's almost 1,000 active geeks. Programmers, developers, and highly technical people. Here's A-K.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-10-12 03:14:05493797563
Robert Scoble141,470This is another of my circles. This one is of programmers/developers and highly technical folks. I usually call this my "geek" circle. Unfortunately this one usually has 900+ in it, but using this new "share circles" feature I can only share 250. How it picks the 250 no one knows, but anyway this will be a fun starting place. I guess sometime soon I'll split up my circles into batches of 250 and share the whole thing.Hope you enjoy these.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-09-27 09:59:4925010583120
Robert Scoble141,470Here's 250 tech executives and entrepreneurs. Sorry, I can't share my entire circle with you. My circle has 534 members in it, so you aren't seeing half a circle. Hope you enjoy these circles.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-09-27 04:34:582509769129

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2014-10-28 23:23:23 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Hello.....

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2014-11-15 16:59:46 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Ten Stupid Rules That Drive Great Employees Away http://buff.ly/1EMv6OW

Most plusones: 15

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2014-10-28 23:23:23 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-26 18:17:26 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Amen!

"It's not happiness that makes us grateful; it's gratefulness that makes us happy."___Amen!

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2014-11-25 23:13:22 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

3 Things I Know For Sure About ‪#Ferguson.

1) I know for sure that I don't know all the information about what happened.
2) I know for sure I am not qualified to determine what happened.
3) I know for sure I have a responsibility to love and pray for the people and city of Ferguson, Missouri.

3 Things I Know For Sure About ‪#Ferguson.

1) I know for sure that I don't know all the information about what happened.
2) I know for sure I am not qualified to determine what happened.
3) I know for sure I have a responsibility to love and pray for the people and city of Ferguson, Missouri.___

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2014-11-25 16:37:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

And I'm on the nightly train again!

The only regret I have about this is the fact that I need Voice Over WiFi at my daughters house. Other than that, I'm really loving CM12 - even in an unofficial state.

And I'm on the nightly train again!

The only regret I have about this is the fact that I need Voice Over WiFi at my daughters house. Other than that, I'm really loving CM12 - even in an unofficial state.___

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2014-11-24 20:24:58 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Lollipop is sweet - and a little savory.

I've been running Android 5 for a few hours. [Note: I'm running an unofficial CM12 on my SGS5. There are some pretty touches and some valuable additions. Right now, I am most worried about coverage and WiFi calling at home. But at this moment, my tech longings are temporarily sated.

Lollipop is sweet - and a little savory.

I've been running Android 5 for a few hours. [Note: I'm running an unofficial CM12 on my SGS5. There are some pretty touches and some valuable additions. Right now, I am most worried about coverage and WiFi calling at home. But at this moment, my tech longings are temporarily sated.___

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2014-11-24 15:24:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Fort those who missed it, here is the new life of a bill on Capitol Hill.  

Fort those who missed it, here is the new life of a bill on Capitol Hill.  ___

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2014-11-21 21:35:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Finally.  An accurate infographic!

Gruber has hauled in nearly $6 million consulting on health policy around the nation___Finally.  An accurate infographic!

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2014-11-21 21:28:09 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Global warming activists (not scientists) find a reason for the phenomenon that they have denied.

It seems that compelling data is forcing some to admit that "global warming" hasn't happened in the manner that was predicted by Al Gore (and the IPCC).  The current culprit is volcanoes.  They are what is causing temperatures to drop.  

This may very well be true.  But are the activists truly saying that noxious, gaseous emissions from volcanoes are substantively different from noxious, gaseous emissions from automobiles?  I thought that sulfur dioxide molecules and carbon dioxide molecules had the same effect - whether they came from cars or volcanoes.  Or is it the soot and ash?

Recent volcanic eruptions help explain the global warming hiatus.
#environment #climatechange ___Global warming activists (not scientists) find a reason for the phenomenon that they have denied.

It seems that compelling data is forcing some to admit that "global warming" hasn't happened in the manner that was predicted by Al Gore (and the IPCC).  The current culprit is volcanoes.  They are what is causing temperatures to drop.  

This may very well be true.  But are the activists truly saying that noxious, gaseous emissions from volcanoes are substantively different from noxious, gaseous emissions from automobiles?  I thought that sulfur dioxide molecules and carbon dioxide molecules had the same effect - whether they came from cars or volcanoes.  Or is it the soot and ash?

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2014-11-21 19:53:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The law has not changed.

If Obama has decided to exercise prosecutorial discretion and not pursue illegal aliens, then what prevents state law enforcement from enforcing the law of the land?  Can Texas Rangers arrest illegal aliens and hand them to ICE?  

And wouldn't this be an amazing thing for the governors of Texas and Arizona to do?

The law has not changed.

If Obama has decided to exercise prosecutorial discretion and not pursue illegal aliens, then what prevents state law enforcement from enforcing the law of the land?  Can Texas Rangers arrest illegal aliens and hand them to ICE?  

And wouldn't this be an amazing thing for the governors of Texas and Arizona to do?___

2014-11-21 13:00:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

"For a president to toss aside such deep traditions of governance is a radical, imprudent step."

David Gergen nailed it.  Our President has acted beyond his Constitutional authority.  But the real issue is the manner in which he acted.  This was not done as an extension of existing legislative policy.  This was done out of wounded pride and petulance.  That makes this a tyrannical executive order - one which comes from a Roman tyrant.  This was not born of an emergency.  Nor was it the product of either legislative extension or the will of the people.  This is fiat - plain and simple.  

And our President should be ashamed of himself.

"For a president to toss aside such deep traditions of governance is a radical, imprudent step."

David Gergen nailed it.  Our President has acted beyond his Constitutional authority.  But the real issue is the manner in which he acted.  This was not done as an extension of existing legislative policy.  This was done out of wounded pride and petulance.  That makes this a tyrannical executive order - one which comes from a Roman tyrant.  This was not born of an emergency.  Nor was it the product of either legislative extension or the will of the people.  This is fiat - plain and simple.  

And our President should be ashamed of himself.___

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2014-11-20 19:55:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

So, the reason for why it is getting colder is that global warming is asserting itself even more dramatically.  The obviousness of this logic is positively compelling.  

One year since the last crazy US winter, and the theory that global warming is messing with the jet stream is, if anything, even stronger than before ___So, the reason for why it is getting colder is that global warming is asserting itself even more dramatically.  The obviousness of this logic is positively compelling.  

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2014-11-20 19:48:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Let's build a society and culture that respects the law, not one that ignores the law.  If laws need to change, then we have a gentler means of redress than executive tyranny.  

Giving presidents the notion that they can pick and choose (discretion) which laws to enforce destroys the rule of law and leads toward tyranny.___Let's build a society and culture that respects the law, not one that ignores the law.  If laws need to change, then we have a gentler means of redress than executive tyranny.  

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2014-11-18 20:33:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

This is an astonishing web site.  Well worth the time to explore and enjoy.

Walk in the footsteps of heroes…

Explore Middle-earth in the newly updated Chrome Experiment, "A Journey through Middle-earth", based on the film ”+The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”.

Built by +Warner Bros. Pictures  and North Kingdom, the experiment uses the latest web technologies to bring the characters and locations from the epic film trilogy to life across your laptop, phone, and tablet. Check out the Chrome Blog for more: goo.gl/kB5KOV.

Head over to goo.gl/TheHobbit to explore Middle-earth now. ___This is an astonishing web site.  Well worth the time to explore and enjoy.

2014-11-16 13:04:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"There is still time for him to respect the limits of his office, the lines of authority established by the Constitution, the outcome of the last election..." and the sincerity of his own rhetoric.

"There is still time for him to respect the limits of his office, the lines of authority established by the Constitution, the outcome of the last election..." and the sincerity of his own rhetoric.___

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2014-11-15 16:59:46 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Does your company use any of these ten rules?

If so, what are you going to do to help relieve management of their burden of idiocy?

Ten Stupid Rules That Drive Great Employees Away http://buff.ly/1EMv6OW___Does your company use any of these ten rules?

If so, what are you going to do to help relieve management of their burden of idiocy?

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2014-11-15 16:52:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

But how do you measure what is right?

This simple message is so very true - and so very incomplete.  The law will never save you.  And our goal should be to do that which is 'right' and not just that which is legal.  More importantly, we should do whatever is right - even if it is illegal.  But what is our standard for right and wrong.

As for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.  Our standard can be found only in the Word of God.  

___But how do you measure what is right?

This simple message is so very true - and so very incomplete.  The law will never save you.  And our goal should be to do that which is 'right' and not just that which is legal.  More importantly, we should do whatever is right - even if it is illegal.  But what is our standard for right and wrong.

As for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.  Our standard can be found only in the Word of God.  

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2014-11-12 20:59:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Ausgezeichnet!

Congratulations! This is a big step!___Ausgezeichnet!

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2014-11-12 20:06:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The new Senate tally is now 53 (R) v. 44 (D) with Louisiana still awaiting results from the runoff.  

Another one in the bag.___The new Senate tally is now 53 (R) v. 44 (D) with Louisiana still awaiting results from the runoff.  

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2014-11-11 01:21:15 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The current model has brought us innovation and price competition.  

So I guess we need something better.  Let's treat broadband like a utility.  That means government controls.  That means government-determined pricing.  And that means a bureaucracy that cares and feeds the anointed monopoly.  

No!  For heaven's sake why would anyone want that?

The current model has brought us innovation and price competition.  

So I guess we need something better.  Let's treat broadband like a utility.  That means government controls.  That means government-determined pricing.  And that means a bureaucracy that cares and feeds the anointed monopoly.  

No!  For heaven's sake why would anyone want that?___

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2014-11-10 15:29:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Is anyone else worried that the President might use 'his pen and his phone' to nationalize broadband?  

His bravado, of late, has been rather astonishing.  So I'm a little worried that he might sneak in a government usurpation of private property via FCC regulation or executive order.  

Is anyone else worried that the President might use 'his pen and his phone' to nationalize broadband?  

His bravado, of late, has been rather astonishing.  So I'm a little worried that he might sneak in a government usurpation of private property via FCC regulation or executive order.  ___

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2014-11-10 14:27:21 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Semper fi, to the few, the proud, the Marines.

Ooh rah, Devil Dogs!

Happy 239th Birthday, US Marine Corps...the years look good on you! Semper Fi!! #usmarinecorps  ___Semper fi, to the few, the proud, the Marines.

Ooh rah, Devil Dogs!

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2014-11-09 23:19:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"Osgood was the one we flung on the fire to make the Master burn brighter." - Steven Moffat

Ingrid Oliver said it best: “It’s Doctor Who, so anything could happen, surely?”  

I sure hope that she is right.  I miss you already, Osgood.

"Osgood was the one we flung on the fire to make the Master burn brighter." - Steven Moffat

Ingrid Oliver said it best: “It’s Doctor Who, so anything could happen, surely?”  

I sure hope that she is right.  I miss you already, Osgood.___

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2014-11-09 20:29:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Let me be the song You sing.

Downhere - The Song You Sing: http://youtu.be/5eBZ3bvlY1Q

Let me be the song You sing.

Downhere - The Song You Sing: http://youtu.be/5eBZ3bvlY1Q___

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2014-11-09 18:26:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I both loved and hated the finale for the eighth season of the Doctor Who reboot.  

Spoilers ahead.  Don't read this if you still haven't watched this episode.

You have been warned.

Why did I love this episode?  

First, the acting was superb.  The Doctor was splendidly conflicted.  His frenemy was back.  And you could see the tumult on his face.  At the same time, you could see Clara acting equally conflicted.  In the previous episode, she was every bit the Master attempting to direct the Doctor's actions.  And in this episode, she was positively heartbreaking in the presentation of the power of love - even from beyond the grave.  Danny was amazing as a man suspended in the afterlife.  And you had to love the fact that both Danny and the Brigadier could withstand the impulses of the cyber collective. Finally, ... more »

I both loved and hated the finale for the eighth season of the Doctor Who reboot.  

Spoilers ahead.  Don't read this if you still haven't watched this episode.

You have been warned.

Why did I love this episode?  

First, the acting was superb.  The Doctor was splendidly conflicted.  His frenemy was back.  And you could see the tumult on his face.  At the same time, you could see Clara acting equally conflicted.  In the previous episode, she was every bit the Master attempting to direct the Doctor's actions.  And in this episode, she was positively heartbreaking in the presentation of the power of love - even from beyond the grave.  Danny was amazing as a man suspended in the afterlife.  And you had to love the fact that both Danny and the Brigadier could withstand the impulses of the cyber collective.  Finally, Missy was phenomenal.  She was unpredictable.  She was patently evil.  She was compellingly witty.  And she was heartbreaking in her absolute need to have the Doctor's approval.  She wins the best actress performance.

Second, the character writing was tremendous.  Yes, Moffat did what he always does - yank the heartstrings.  And he did it very well.  At the same time, he wrote a compelling sub-plot for every major character.  Each actor had an opportunity to shine.

But...  There is always a "but", isn't there?

The overall arch of the script was unsettling.  As a person of faith myself, this episode was an absolute affront to notions of life and death that I hold dear.  There was no compromise with this script.  Either you accepted the premise that the dead are nothing more than fodder for the Master, or you left with a very unsatisfying taste in your mouth.  

I don't want to say that any subject should be off-limits.  But this episode leaves me with the same feeling that I had when I watched The DaVinci Code.  I could either accept the assault on my fundamental faith or I could dismiss the fiction altogether.  And I truly want to do neither.  I will not accept this fanciful belief in the hereafter.  So my willing suspension of disbelief was voided.  

Bottom Line: I loved the writing - and I hated the basic premise of the writer.  ___

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2014-11-08 19:41:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Plex truly is one of the most versatile tools for any cord cutter.

I've been using Plex for a couple of years.  And this past year, I've been using it for most of my video viewing.  As most of you know, I've been bouncing between places in the KC area until my house sells.  Well, it's sold - or will be on Monday.  So it's time to start finishing up all the left over "to do's" at M&J's place.

About three weeks ago, I finished ripping all of the DVD's and Blu Ray's that they had.  And that included a truckload of TV programs.  So as of this moment, I have about 2TB of content on a WD MyCloud drive.  And I've installed Plex on her main desktop.  

And Meredith has been using all of that content through the Roku 3 that I gave to them.  Of course, the Roku is in their bedroom.  And the main TV is downstairs. That'... more »

Plex truly is one of the most versatile tools for any cord cutter.

I've been using Plex for a couple of years.  And this past year, I've been using it for most of my video viewing.  As most of you know, I've been bouncing between places in the KC area until my house sells.  Well, it's sold - or will be on Monday.  So it's time to start finishing up all the left over "to do's" at M&J's place.

About three weeks ago, I finished ripping all of the DVD's and Blu Ray's that they had.  And that included a truckload of TV programs.  So as of this moment, I have about 2TB of content on a WD MyCloud drive.  And I've installed Plex on her main desktop.  

And Meredith has been using all of that content through the Roku 3 that I gave to them.  Of course, the Roku is in their bedroom.  And the main TV is downstairs.  That's OK.  But I really don't want to buy another Roku - especially since the main purpose for that TV is the gaming that Joshua does.  

So any time that my daughter wants to watch content on the big screen, we have to cast is from a phone or table.  That's not a big deal.  But it is cumbersome - especially for my daughter.  

That all changed today.

About two weeks ago, the wizards over at Plex released an app for the Xbox One.  And since Josh has an Xbox One, the play was obvious.  But it took me quite a bit of fiddling.  I've never used a game controller (except very casually).  So ZI had to figure out which Xbox was connected through which HDMI connection.  I then had to find the HDMI input switcher and flip it over to the Xbox One rather than the Xbox 360.  Then I had to figure out how to connect the contolller to the console.  After about fifteen minutes of messing around with everything, I finally figured it out.  

Once I got everything connected, I was able to download the Plex app and hook it up with my Plex Pass.  And as of five minutes ago, I'm watching Dark Water (the first of the two-part Doctor Who Series 8 finale.  I can't wait to see next weeks ep.___

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2014-11-06 13:52:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"The party of economic despair will always lose."

"The party of economic despair will always lose."___

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2014-11-06 13:21:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Let's help the IRS work with less budget authority. Let's tell the new Congress to simplify taxes.

Flat Tax? Fair tax? I don't care what you call it. Simple taxes are essential. No exemptions. No deductions. No exlusions. No kidding.

Let's help the IRS work with less budget authority. Let's tell the new Congress to simplify taxes.

Flat Tax? Fair tax? I don't care what you call it. Simple taxes are essential. No exemptions. No deductions. No exlusions. No kidding.___

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2014-11-05 18:00:08 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Does anything ever change?

The pundits trumpet the news that we have just experienced a wave election.  I've heard that before.  I heard it in 1980 when Ronald Reagan was elected.  I heard it in 1994 when Republicans took over the House.  I heard it in 2006 when the Democrats reclaimed Congress.  I heard it when President Obama was elected.  I heard it when the Republicans reclaimed the house in 2010.  And now I'm hearing it again today.

But The Moddy Blues had it right when they said that nothing changes.  Politicians are people; they are fallen people who suffer from the same selfish ambitions that we all suffer from.  And whether their label is Republican or Democrat, they are all humans.  

Will the new Congress succeed where the preceding Congress failed?  Who knows?  But I do know one thing: God never changes.  And while we can always expecthumans to li... more »

Does anything ever change?

The pundits trumpet the news that we have just experienced a wave election.  I've heard that before.  I heard it in 1980 when Ronald Reagan was elected.  I heard it in 1994 when Republicans took over the House.  I heard it in 2006 when the Democrats reclaimed Congress.  I heard it when President Obama was elected.  I heard it when the Republicans reclaimed the house in 2010.  And now I'm hearing it again today.

But The Moddy Blues had it right when they said that nothing changes.  Politicians are people; they are fallen people who suffer from the same selfish ambitions that we all suffer from.  And whether their label is Republican or Democrat, they are all humans.  

Will the new Congress succeed where the preceding Congress failed?  Who knows?  But I do know one thing: God never changes.  And while we can always expect humans to live down to their basest impulses, we can always trust God to live up to his holy and unblemished nature.  

If you want to see real change, then follow Jesus and watch the changes in yourself.  Because these are the only changes that truly matter.  ___

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2014-11-05 16:03:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Best line after election: Today is a bad day aboard Golf Cart One!

From Marcus Wel, in comments at Politico.  

Best line after election: Today is a bad day aboard Golf Cart One!

From Marcus Wel, in comments at Politico.  ___

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2014-11-01 12:01:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Television mounting brackets are a fascinating combination of ingenuity and brute force - and they can be a challenge when you don't prepare first.

I am temporarily staying with one of my daughters and her family.  That's because I'm selling my house in Kansas.  That sale will be complete within ten days.  In the meantime, I get to do periodic repairs at her house.

The challenge for this week was to install a wall mount for a television.  I bought a Cheetah articulating arm bracket from Amazon.  And in order to mount it, I had to pick up a good stud finder.  My son-in-law had a stud finder.  Unfortunately, it did not work very well.  So I bought a nicer unit that I can use whenever and wherever I like.  [Note: I bought a Franklin Sensors 710, see http://youtu.be/gDoQncuVK2o for a review.]  With that device, I spent less than thirty seconds to find the bestmounting ... more »

Television mounting brackets are a fascinating combination of ingenuity and brute force - and they can be a challenge when you don't prepare first.

I am temporarily staying with one of my daughters and her family.  That's because I'm selling my house in Kansas.  That sale will be complete within ten days.  In the meantime, I get to do periodic repairs at her house.

The challenge for this week was to install a wall mount for a television.  I bought a Cheetah articulating arm bracket from Amazon.  And in order to mount it, I had to pick up a good stud finder.  My son-in-law had a stud finder.  Unfortunately, it did not work very well.  So I bought a nicer unit that I can use whenever and wherever I like.  [Note: I bought a Franklin Sensors 710, see http://youtu.be/gDoQncuVK2o for a review.]  With that device, I spent less than thirty seconds to find the best mounting point.

After a very quick installation (but not as quick as the one from the bracket installation video), I had their television successfully mounted on the wall.  

So what was the takeaway from this project?  That's simple.  If you have the  right tools and if you take the time to plan out the project, then most home improvement challenges are simple.  It just takes forethought and patience.___

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2014-10-31 19:02:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Now this is what I'm talking about!

A streamer with a powerful heart.  I can't wait to see both Plex and XBMC riding this pony.

Tronsmarts Draco AW80 TV Box Is the World's First Octa-Core Android Media Player http://www.androidheadlines.com/2014/10/tronsmarts-draco-aw80-tv-box-worlds-first-octa-core-android-media-player.html

#android   #tronsmarts   #draco   #octacore  ___Now this is what I'm talking about!

A streamer with a powerful heart.  I can't wait to see both Plex and XBMC riding this pony.

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2014-10-31 17:39:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

W00t! Now my Google content isn't as stranded as it once was.

We feel a major streaming marathon coming on! +Google Play is now on Roku in the US, Canada, UK and Ireland.___W00t! Now my Google content isn't as stranded as it once was.

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2014-10-31 15:17:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I can't wait... Huh? No WiFi Calling on T-Mo?  Um, nevermind.

I can't wait... Huh? No WiFi Calling on T-Mo?  Um, nevermind.___

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2014-10-31 15:01:58 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

That didn't take long

Jens Voigt's recent hour record has already been surpassed.  

Austrian cyclist Matthias Brandle has broken Jens Voigt's world hour record: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/1ynzy___That didn't take long

Jens Voigt's recent hour record has already been surpassed.  

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2014-10-31 13:41:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Terror mode is in full force among the Democrat faithful

In the last few days, I've seen them say many odd things.  But to say that none of this is Obama's fault is positively absurd.  He is the party leader.  He got his absurd agenda of unbridled debt increases through Congress.  And the international scene is wholly his to own.  
So when we hear that all of this is Bush's fault, let's all decide not to respond.  Instead, let's allow them a moment for introspection.  After all, total domination was in their grasp - and now, it's gone.  

Note Let's remember not to be too overconfident.  Elections are won or lost on turnout.  And every citizen (and I proudly mean citizen when I write citizen) must get out and vote.   It is our responsibility and our honor.  

Terror mode is in full force among the Democrat faithful

In the last few days, I've seen them say many odd things.  But to say that none of this is Obama's fault is positively absurd.  He is the party leader.  He got his absurd agenda of unbridled debt increases through Congress.  And the international scene is wholly his to own.  
So when we hear that all of this is Bush's fault, let's all decide not to respond.  Instead, let's allow them a moment for introspection.  After all, total domination was in their grasp - and now, it's gone.  

Note Let's remember not to be too overconfident.  Elections are won or lost on turnout.  And every citizen (and I proudly mean citizen when I write citizen) must get out and vote.   It is our responsibility and our honor.  ___

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2014-10-28 23:23:23 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Yes, I do remember.

Hello.....___Yes, I do remember.

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2014-10-28 17:21:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

These men have a message that they want you to hear.

Social media allows individuals to gain access to others without first going through the power brokers and the existing elites.  So one group of men is using direct access to state their case for real reform - both personal and political.  

___These men have a message that they want you to hear.

Social media allows individuals to gain access to others without first going through the power brokers and the existing elites.  So one group of men is using direct access to state their case for real reform - both personal and political.  

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2014-10-28 14:15:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Good moves.  But we need moar!

Specifically, we need WiFi Calling and VOLTE to be available on AOSP-based phones.   

Good moves.  But we need moar!

Specifically, we need WiFi Calling and VOLTE to be available on AOSP-based phones.   ___

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2014-10-28 12:17:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Carrier disdain is universal.

We just switched to T-Mobile.  And if you want to know the truth, I'm not very happy.  Why?  That's simple.  T-Mobile coverage is beyond poor.  Indeed, it's non-existent where I am staying.  The only saving grace is WiFi/VOLTE calling.  Without these inventions, I can't use my phone for normal telephone calls.

Sounds good, right?  Wrong.  To use these services, you have to be on the ROM that T-Mobile supports - or a derivative thereof.  

Up until now, that hasn't been too much of a problem.  I am running a ROM based upon the T-Mobile firmware.  But I really want to run CyanogenMod.  Unfortunately, T-Mobile doesn't release their WiFi/VOLTE calling to the community.  Therefore, I can't switch to an AOSP-based ROM.  

Rats!  There will be no Baton for me until Baton is un-bundled fromCyanogenMod or ... more »

Carrier disdain is universal.

We just switched to T-Mobile.  And if you want to know the truth, I'm not very happy.  Why?  That's simple.  T-Mobile coverage is beyond poor.  Indeed, it's non-existent where I am staying.  The only saving grace is WiFi/VOLTE calling.  Without these inventions, I can't use my phone for normal telephone calls.

Sounds good, right?  Wrong.  To use these services, you have to be on the ROM that T-Mobile supports - or a derivative thereof.  

Up until now, that hasn't been too much of a problem.  I am running a ROM based upon the T-Mobile firmware.  But I really want to run CyanogenMod.  Unfortunately, T-Mobile doesn't release their WiFi/VOLTE calling to the community.  Therefore, I can't switch to an AOSP-based ROM.  

Rats!  There will be no Baton for me until Baton is un-bundled from CyanogenMod or until T-Mobile releases their calling technology.  Tech is great.  But I hate it when I find myself crossing a bridge too far.___

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2014-10-28 00:00:42 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Amen!

___Amen!

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2014-10-27 19:48:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

If true, this is great casting.  But I want to see the names on the writing team - as this property could go terribly wrong.

___If true, this is great casting.  But I want to see the names on the writing team - as this property could go terribly wrong.

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2014-10-27 17:17:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

“Who takes your money before they prove that you’ve done anything wrong with it?” - Carole Hinders

The United States federal government, that's who.  

They did it to Ms. Hinders.  And they did it to me.

They seized almost $10K from me.  And they've held it for almost a year.  And they have been pursuing collection actions for over two years.  Why?  I don't know for sure.  They say it is because I didn't pay taxes on a stock sale.  True - cuz it was a $30K loss.  And I didn't provide the right documentation with the original tax submission.  

Of course, those facts (including proof of the losses) weren't acceptable to the IRS until they had harrassed me for over two years.  And each time, I submitted the same info (in a different format, per IRS requests) only to be told that I was going to have my salary garnished. There was no he... more »

“Who takes your money before they prove that you’ve done anything wrong with it?” - Carole Hinders

The United States federal government, that's who.  

They did it to Ms. Hinders.  And they did it to me.

They seized almost $10K from me.  And they've held it for almost a year.  And they have been pursuing collection actions for over two years.  Why?  I don't know for sure.  They say it is because I didn't pay taxes on a stock sale.  True - cuz it was a $30K loss.  And I didn't provide the right documentation with the original tax submission.  

Of course, those facts (including proof of the losses) weren't acceptable to the IRS until they had harrassed me for over two years.  And each time, I submitted the same info (in a different format, per IRS requests) only to be told that I was going to have my salary garnished.  There was no hearing.  There was no trial.  The only action was seizure w/o due process.  I call that theft.  So do the federal statutes.  But with the IRS, you are guilty until you prove yourself innocent.  

In my case, I have finally done so.  And the IRS has pledged to send me the seized moneys (from federal and state refunds) - in a few weeks.  Right now, I'm starting to believe that the IRS seizes money only to secure access to interest on those monies.   Let's hope that putting the screws to law abiding citizens is not the modus operandi for the US Department of the Treasury.  ___

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2014-10-26 16:51:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The blues really rock

The blues really rock___

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2014-10-26 16:13:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Sweet Home Chicago

I tried to introduce my eldest daughter and her husband to The Blues Brothers.  They weren't very receptive to the movie - which has absolutely everything that a good movie should have.  And I guess they aren't fans of the blues.  I guess good taste can't be inherited.

But you can certainly enjoy it when you hear it.  So here is some great music to kick off your week.  

Sweet Home Chicago

I tried to introduce my eldest daughter and her husband to The Blues Brothers.  They weren't very receptive to the movie - which has absolutely everything that a good movie should have.  And I guess they aren't fans of the blues.  I guess good taste can't be inherited.

But you can certainly enjoy it when you hear it.  So here is some great music to kick off your week.  ___

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2014-10-23 18:36:44 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Now that we've all seen it, what do you think?

Now that we've all seen it, what do you think?___

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2014-10-23 17:21:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I delight myself in You!

I delight myself in You!___

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2014-10-23 17:18:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

I don't need my name in lights.
I'm famous in my Father's eyes.
Make no mistake.  He knows my name.

I don't need my name in lights.
I'm famous in my Father's eyes.
Make no mistake.  He knows my name.___

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2014-10-23 17:11:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Greater is the one living inside of me...

Greater is the one living inside of me...___

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2014-10-23 14:23:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Gun control activists in the US (including MSNBC) are using yesterday's tragedy as a means of forwarding their agenda.

But it's too bad that truth has to get in their way.  Canadian gun control is currently even more restrictive than any of the policy suggestions being considered in the US.  

Gun control didn't prevent the use of a gun by a criminal/terrorist.  Period.  All it does is register law abiding citizens with the government.   

Canada's gun laws are at least as restrictive as most who desire more gun control in the US would like to see.___Gun control activists in the US (including MSNBC) are using yesterday's tragedy as a means of forwarding their agenda.

But it's too bad that truth has to get in their way.  Canadian gun control is currently even more restrictive than any of the policy suggestions being considered in the US.  

Gun control didn't prevent the use of a gun by a criminal/terrorist.  Period.  All it does is register law abiding citizens with the government.   

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2014-10-23 13:54:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

It is a sad and rainy day in the Midwest...

- Rain will prevent grass cutting today.
- I still can't find my access card for the office.
- I've been rebuilding / recreating all of the metadata for my Plex server.  And it's still not done yet!
- The IRS has yet to process my 2011 amended return.  They must think that this is a game or something.  I guess they need my money more than I do.  How else could they afford to keep paying Lois Lerner?
- +Derek Ross (and others) have still left me hanging (for an Inbox invite).


But there are some good things.

- God is good.  And His love endures forever.
- We are counting days until the house closes.
- Cindy will be here shortly.  I'm counting the days for this - even more than for the house closing.
- I already have the APK for Inbox.  I just need the invite.  Google? Derek? Scobleizer?

I though +Derek Ross was a friend.....
Until I did not get an #invite  .....
#SadDoctorSadPanda  ___It is a sad and rainy day in the Midwest...

- Rain will prevent grass cutting today.
- I still can't find my access card for the office.
- I've been rebuilding / recreating all of the metadata for my Plex server.  And it's still not done yet!
- The IRS has yet to process my 2011 amended return.  They must think that this is a game or something.  I guess they need my money more than I do.  How else could they afford to keep paying Lois Lerner?
- +Derek Ross (and others) have still left me hanging (for an Inbox invite).


But there are some good things.

- God is good.  And His love endures forever.
- We are counting days until the house closes.
- Cindy will be here shortly.  I'm counting the days for this - even more than for the house closing.
- I already have the APK for Inbox.  I just need the invite.  Google? Derek? Scobleizer?

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2014-10-22 18:28:56 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Invite to Google Wave, please?

What do you mean?  Google Wave is dead?  When did that happen?

Let's try this again...

Invite to GMail Inbox, please?  Now that looks so much better.  

#Inbox  ___Invite to Google Wave, please?

What do you mean?  Google Wave is dead?  When did that happen?

Let's try this again...

Invite to GMail Inbox, please?  Now that looks so much better.  

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