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John Blossom124,605End of the Mayan calendar got you down? Celebrate the destruction of the universe on this On-Air Hangout! What are your predictions for the end of time? What will you do with all that spare time? Come join us - if we're all still here...Celebrate the Apocalypse on 12-21-12!2012-12-21 18:30:0010  

John Hardy didn't vote for Abbott has been shared in 172 public circles

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Simon Weiner6,3271.22 High Quality New Active Engager Circle. Enjoy:) #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #hillaryclinton   #president   #hillary2016  2015-04-18 05:38:07346011
John Wood34,309This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you streamBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next #Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#China #as #Japan #who #have #at #least #$ #million #in #disposable #assets #while #North #America #with #people #and #Western #Europe #with #people§Tourism #Thai #temple #complex #with #several #ornate #buildings #and #a #stupa #and #a #lot #of #visitorsWat #Phra 2015-04-10 05:05:55346014
Михаил Пушкарев973#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2015-03-30 16:23:07499415
Ole Olson51,746This is my circle 1 of Google+ progressives2015-03-07 18:26:233561014
Noah Wesley20,022Great circle to find many interesting and interactive people!!! If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf 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 post#circle #circleshare #uk #business #unitedkingdom #ireland #publiccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #ukcircles #irishcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #hk #china #face #book #link #travel #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle2015-02-18 05:12:27359191630
Noah Wesley16,318This is a public circle of Photographers and Photography loversTo increase your chances of inclusion in future circles please leave a comment when sharing the circle.If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include +ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC PHOTOGRAPHERS  • Comment on this postIf you like what you find in this circle, please share it with your followers to help these individuals reach a wider audience. I will share more circles of those I find Inspiring in the future#beautifulpictures #beautifulplaces #amazingphotos #port_moresby #papua_new_guinea #wasu #ominican_republic #dominican_republic #santo_domingo #jamaica #jamaica #kingston #jamaica #montego_bay #puerto_rico #puerto_rico #san_juan #costa_rica #costa_rica #san_jose #guatemala #guatemala #guatemala_city #mexico #mexico #acapulco #mexico #cancun #mexico #guadalajara #mexico #mexico_city #mexico 2015-01-06 06:54:13473333
Christian kaysen2,781↦ follow me (so I can include you)↦ ↦ share the circle (public or to a public community)↦ ↦ if you want, delete the last circle share↦ ↦ no plussing, no comments, no obligation,↦ just share it and circle the profile above#Circle#Sharers#Engagers#Followers#AddCircle#CoolPeople#Influencers#CircleShare#PublicCircle#ShareCircles#CircleSharing#Awesomepeople#CircleOfTheDay#ShareAndBeShared#ConnectingTheWorld#CircleShareExperiment#CoolPeople#Influencers#CircleShare#PublicCircle#ShareCircles#CircleSharing#Awesomepeople#CircleOfTheDay#ShareAndBeShared#ConnectingTheWorld#CircleShareExperiment#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  2015-01-01 13:23:26233001
Михаил Пушкарев420#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2015-01-01 08:18:41500202
Михаил Пушкарев420#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2015-01-01 08:18:30500005
Михаил Пушкарев301#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2014-12-20 08:13:59500103
Михаил Пушкарев0#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2014-12-13 08:06:48496213
Susannah Birch5,126AUSTRALIAN FRUIT SALAD CIRCLEHere is a selection of interesting and active people on Google Plus. You'll find a mix of politics, humor, bloggers, businesses, photographers and who knows what else! Enjoy!  #Aussie   #Australia   #Circle  #Circles #Sharing #Engagers  2014-11-18 23:41:0343111
Michael Junghans10,859A big thank you. Great to be connected with you :-)Please share | +#sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare   #circlesharing   #teamelite   #teamelitecircle   #teameliteengagercircle    #sharedcircle #cerchiacondivisa   #condividicerchia   #cerchiadiitaliani   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #circleshare  #bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare 2014-10-26 18:14:54501839
Becky Collins17,256Entrepreneurs & Freelancers 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 ?2014-10-07 05:03:534473015
Able Lawrence100,166100K Engagers Celebration Circle Thank you all those who have followed me and engaged with my posts and taking me to the milestone of 100,000 followers. Goolge+ has been an exhilarating journey of 3 years and I would like to thank all those who have followed me and engaged on my posts whether they were on Science or Birds or Technology. The circle has been created using  * +Circloscope * which is the work of +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh All of you are free to share your favorite posts in the comments and also reshare this circle. If you are included in the circle, you will get a notification.  2014-07-17 17:22:18340491787
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
Michael Ginsburg284#sharedcircle  of #Australians  on Google+. Over 1400 people in the circle but Google+ only allows to share 500 at a time.If you want to be added to the circle, please like and comment (so I am not accused of spamming) and also I need to be able to verify you are in #australia . Pages welcome provided again they are #Australian  and I can verify that. If there is a lot of interest from pages, I might consider starting a separate circle for #Australian pages.2014-05-22 00:25:16501414
Paul Snedden16,109Advance Australia ShareThe CircleWhat an absolutely amazing response I got after I asked for your favourite #Aussie  G+ers. Here is the circle, as promised, with 372 amazing reasons why I love this great country of ours.There's a lot of people to thank, so here goes.The Contributors+Mz Maau +Charles Strebor +Jaana Nyström +Kamal Tailor +Lady Fran W +Clint Fudge +Kära Cathryn +Stephen Lord +Phillip Tyson +Kathryn van Nieuwkerk +Belinda Kamel +Paul Pavlinovich +Alizah MacLeod +James Brown +Chris Anderson +Neale Oxley +Aleta Curry +Shinae Choi Robinson +2014-05-11 11:36:433721662548
andi steven320please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-09 04:02:2150111514
Maksim Tauzhnyanskiy1,193#1 Делюсь с вами активным кругом! Хотите много общения и +1? тогда этот круг для вас ;)Активные пользователи которыми я горжусь! ;Р__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddMeToYourCircles #AddPeople #Affiliate #afo #AllSortsOfPeople #Art #AstroPhotography #AuthorCircle #Authorshelpingauthors #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomeIdeas #AwesomeIndividuals #AwesomeJuice #AwesomeNess #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #Best #bestengager2014-05-08 07:40:55482271431
Tourej Ansari16,188My new Worldwide circle of travelerPlease plus, comment add and share! These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content you produce. This circle contains people who have Plussed my posts within the last few weeks.#CircleShare #SharedCircles #Circle #CircleOfTheDay #SharedPublicCircles #GooglePlusTips #Google+ #Google #teamelitecircle #Hearingaids #Hearing #PublicCircle #SocialMedia #Engagers #TeamElite #Circles #EliteInnerCircle #HearingLoss 2014-05-05 10:00:50483241545
Ryan Johnson2,352sharedcircle   #publiccircleshare     #circleshare     #circleoftheday  #circleshares     #circlesharing     #circlesshare    #publicsharedcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircle   #todayspublicsharedcircle  #todayssharedcircle     #publiccircle   #circle     #circles    #awesome   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #shareyourcircle     #bestengagers   #followers   #followback     #awesomecircles  #topsharedcircle   #topsharedcircle     #myseoissocial     #besocial     #socializethesocial     #trust   #circles   #sharedcircle     #followers      #social     #socialnetworking     2014-04-16 05:12:352629212
Shashi S5,567Circle of Great Engagers________________________There is no doubt this is one of the most powerful group of engager's who will make your time of exploring worthwhile in Google Plus. Share and enjoy...Sorry if I missed anyone. Please comment I'll include you in the next shared circle. :)Also, This is a Great Circle and includes Google+   #TopEngagers : really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.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!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle (include yourself) *3 - add +1 to the post4 - *Start something new and share with the world of google plusMore you share more you get!__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #Friday #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   #influencermarketing #sundaycircle  2014-04-11 10:40:52294211430
John Nuntiatio33,101#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health #tennis #europe   #asia   #america   #africa   #australia   #football   #golf   #basketball   #news  2014-04-09 06:25:5632961213
John Nuntiatio (TodayNews)32,035#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health2014-04-02 19:40:104824125
Alister Macintyre42,106Do not confuse this circle with the one I have on Native American Indian interests.  My India Circle has people whose lives have either passed thru the great nation of India, are there now, or interested in India.  My interests range world wide, some nations more than others.  I recently started an Asia circle, and tried to pour into it my circles for Australia, China, Japan, India, some other countries, but bumped into another of G+ silly ceilings.  I have circles for several major regions of the world, including Middle East, Eu-W, and Eu-other.  I also have circles for specific nations like Germany and Haiti.2014-03-27 18:26:53148002
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:45475126
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:00475125
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:45:28475014
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:44:37475126
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:43:264755010
John Nuntiatio29,392#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-10 06:55:19356117
John Nuntiatio29,392#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-10 06:55:003561094
Alister Macintyre41,863Here is my circle of people interested in Asia or actually there.  I tried to add more to this circle (My India circle is bigger) but sometimes G+ won't let me do some things.While I follow the story of MH 370 flight down in Asia, I will be sharing my updates with this circle, and a few others.2014-03-09 23:08:58183212
John Nuntiatio29,361#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-09 11:43:13251109
Ian Archibald16,093Circle of Google PlussersSo, I often get asked Who should I circle?  I say whomever strikes your interest. Find topics of interest and connect with those people who share that interest.I would very much like to share with you "my" circle of Plussers of whom I LOVE to engage with.  There are people in science, sports, networking, technology, comics, art and medicine found inside, and likely some others as well.  I've been spending the last couple years curating this list.I hope that you will connect with some of these folks!Have a great weekend everyone!2014-02-15 01:16:53326182225
Ian Archibald14,517Google PlussersThis would be my circle of other awesome people who I have connected with over the past couple years here on Google+. Some awesome people here!As the cool kids say, These kids are dopeI don't take requests to add to this circle. To be added, engage with me, and the others here. You'll be noticed, trust me.2014-01-27 23:35:29320221629
Ole Olson38,548٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶If you're looking for some of the BEST engagers on Google+, this is it.Top notch commentary, good content support, and some out of this world posts to boot. =========================================I sculpted this circle personally over the last year, and this is it's first full release. The Top Engagers is guaranteed to make your G+ experience better. =========================================    #publicsharedcircles       #publiccircle       #circle         #circles    #thebigcommunity   #kingcircle #topcircleshare   #awesome       #awesomepeople       #shareyourcircle    #circleoftheday         #circleshare       #circlesharing           #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-01-27 09:48:552507711
CircleCount67,537Profiles/Pages having a CircleCount link on their about page.This is the follow up link to this post: https://plus.google.com/+CircleCount/posts/Uoru6vQw9gnThanks for the idea +Luc Suy, these are all awesome people/pages ;)Thanks for using CircleCount to all!2014-01-06 21:45:0633721424
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,563My Christmas Circle Share...have a great christmas and holidays everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-26 03:38:50501314
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,563My Christmas Circle Share...have a great christmas and holidays everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-26 03:37:41494222
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,473My Friday Late Friday Circle Share...have a great weekend everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-22 01:27:26500204
Justin Hart7,625Circle Share for December 20th...nice circle with a great variety of people and content...enjoy! 1. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-21 03:58:12501181134
David Leonhardt2,546I built on the Sunday Circle by +Ian Archibald to spread it even further.Recommended:1. Plus the circle.2. Leave a comment3. Save the circle as one of your own circles (Click on "Add people" to do this).4. Share the circle as I am doing now (but don't forget to "Include yourself" when sharing).5. Get offline for a while, too.  :-).#circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing#followers #social #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshared    #sharedcircleoftheday #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomepeople   #circlecount  #newfollowers   #googleplus  2013-12-16 01:30:4323211213
Ian Archibald9,118Sunday Circle Share of Google PlussersThis is my top circle filled with some of the top Google Plussers, Engagers, and Educators.  You will also find some people you likely don't know, but should.You all know people like +Mike Allton +Michael Q Todd +Christine DeGraff and +Billy Funk who bring the awesome every day. But do you know +Rusty Ferguson +Milan Pavlovic +Steven Krohn +David Oldenburg or +Brandee Sweesy ?  All of whom are simply awesome people who have a lot of great content, and engage!.Add this circle to your own today.  If you have other Engagers, add them to the circle, share it out and tag me in your share. Always looking for more engagers!I would be honoured if you would +1, Comment and Share this circle.Hope you all have a fantastic week!!2013-12-15 14:08:26229221330
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,322Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Add  +Best Cars 2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-12-15 05:39:26494202
Brett Gibson5,754It's been a while since I've shared my "Australia" circle (probably 12 months) - *But I do keep it up to date. *Inactive people or Brands are kicked out. New ones are added. So here are the 100+1 (me) Australian's I think that are worth following on G+cc: +Paul Snedden +Kamal Tailor Cheers Gibbo.2013-12-12 03:08:26101938
Francesco Zambelli527#circlesharing   #circleshare   #topengagers   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   a very good circle is being built... to be included you have to1) share this circle2) +1 to this post3) comment it.2013-11-07 19:36:45198117
Johnny Huntington0#webdesign #sharedcircles #webdevelopment  Here is a great shared circle of Professional Web Designers.2013-11-04 13:45:45501003
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

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2015-04-12 23:32:36 (42 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

You know how the Left-Right political axis has been superseded and that we now have to use a two dimensional political compass http://www.politicalcompass.org ?

The new conventional wisdom is that we now have to account for four quadrants of political opinion ranging from social and economic liberalism through to social and economic conservatism. You know, the "I'm socially liberal but fiscally conservative" types. We've been told that the old political divisions no longer apply in the post Cold War, post New Deal era.

Actually, not so much. In reality, the four quadrant system is really only populated in two of those quadrants and so the old Left-Right axis is still there. Basically there are no libertarians in numerically significant numbers. They are in reality still either liberal leaning or conservative leaning.

In my experience, conservatives tend... more »

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2015-04-13 10:39:38 (7 comments, 8 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Things are getting very exciting at the LHC.

Most plusones: 474

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2015-04-25 23:19:06 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 474 +1s)Open 

This is hilarious. Since the only reason to buy a $10,000 watch is to convince other people you bought a $10,000 watch, why not just buy a $300 watch and paint it gold? That's what this guy did.

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2015-04-27 04:44:52 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I would have never lived to adulthood if these existed

I would have never lived to adulthood if these existed___

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2015-04-27 04:41:45 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

#dataretention #australia #lnp 

#dataretention #australia #lnp ___

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2015-04-26 21:45:44 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

The Soviet Union died on this day.

29 years ago happened biggest technological screw up in the mankind history. During routine systems test on Saturday, April 26 ,1986 at reactor number four of the Chernobyl plant there was a multiple unexpected events, which led to a reactor vessel rupture and a series of steam explosions. 
I was wild camping with my friends across Karelia during explosion, and we were told only on April 29th about disaster. For 3 days government were silent. No precaution measures were taken or recommended, we had no clue about extend of the disaster. ___The Soviet Union died on this day.

2015-04-26 21:42:54 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Left-handed people are sinister.

Left-handed people are sinister.___

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2015-04-26 21:39:28 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Close... but the pedant in me won't shut up.

Via +James Brown​​

A genius open / close sign by Japanese artist Ikeda Yosuke

http://homeli.co.uk/open-close-clockwork-sign-by-ikeda-yosuke/___Close... but the pedant in me won't shut up.

Via +James Brown​​

2015-04-26 07:42:02 (25 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

It is time Australia forgot ANZAC day.

It is time Australia forgot ANZAC day.___

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2015-04-26 01:46:23 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

This.

This.___

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2015-04-25 23:19:06 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 474 +1s)Open 

Mainly I enjoy this for the violence committed to Apple's packaging.

This is hilarious. Since the only reason to buy a $10,000 watch is to convince other people you bought a $10,000 watch, why not just buy a $300 watch and paint it gold? That's what this guy did.___Mainly I enjoy this for the violence committed to Apple's packaging.

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2015-04-25 13:17:44 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Lest we forget

The Armenian Genocide
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenian_Genocide

Lest we forget

The Armenian Genocide
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenian_Genocide___

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2015-04-23 22:05:26 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Lest we forget why all those men died.
God Save The King!



and the Kaiser too.

Lest we forget why all those men died.
God Save The King!



and the Kaiser too.___

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2015-04-23 22:00:23 (35 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Freedom, fuck yeah!

Freedom, fuck yeah!___

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2015-04-23 20:41:55 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

It's what sets us apart, our pale blue dot.

Via +Jodie O'Regan​​

Happy Earth Day___It's what sets us apart, our pale blue dot.

Via +Jodie O'Regan​​

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2015-04-23 06:35:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Belle Gibson. Even worse than Mel.

___Belle Gibson. Even worse than Mel.

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2015-04-23 00:39:35 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Fascist is the term for nationalists we don’t like.  
Nationalist is the term for fascists we do like.

Azov Battalion, Ukraine.

Fascist is the term for nationalists we don’t like.  
Nationalist is the term for fascists we do like.

Azov Battalion, Ukraine.___

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2015-04-22 23:08:54 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Apprntly Austrlia snt alone n ths rgard.
The prm mnstr f Nw Zlnd s lso a cnt.

Apprntly Austrlia snt alone n ths rgard.
The prm mnstr f Nw Zlnd s lso a cnt.___

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2015-04-22 22:04:44 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

They keep forgetting to mention that this guy was trading at home in his pajamas.

No.

There are no proximate causes here. The market's behavior during the flash crash was caused by the intersection of HFT spoofing algorithms, some big, dumb manual spoofing, and a few large banks' quick-but-stupid automated sell triggers. This resulted in a purely automated feedback loop which was beyond the control of any particular market actor, however large. (Or, in this case, however small.)

The fact that an unusually dumb spoofing operation was part of the cause simply demonstrates the brittleness which occurs at the interface of complex systems which make different assumptions about market behavior, but -- most importantly -- do not assume each other's behavior. Because they cannot. Because the specifics of that behavior are trade secrets.___They keep forgetting to mention that this guy was trading at home in his pajamas.

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2015-04-21 13:49:35 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Via +James Lamb​​

Seriously Australian Electoral Commission, don't fuck up our democracy with stealable elections. Internet voting is a difficult and fraught area. There are actually good reasons for not trying it at all.

Via +James Lamb​​

Seriously Australian Electoral Commission, don't fuck up our democracy with stealable elections. Internet voting is a difficult and fraught area. There are actually good reasons for not trying it at all.___

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2015-04-21 09:25:17 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Quiggin on Piketty on Australia.
There are several reasons why Australia has not been typical of English speaking countries in terms of rising inequality and falling social mobility. This doesn't mean that that there aren't some worrying trends in this area but Australian social and economic performance has been more similar to Western European countries which haven't experienced quite the same level of aristocratic capture of system as has happened in Britain and the USA. Government policy matters and there is no need to consider the direction taken in most of the Anglosphere as the only model for Australia's future — except perhaps as something to avoid.

Quiggin on Piketty on Australia.
There are several reasons why Australia has not been typical of English speaking countries in terms of rising inequality and falling social mobility. This doesn't mean that that there aren't some worrying trends in this area but Australian social and economic performance has been more similar to Western European countries which haven't experienced quite the same level of aristocratic capture of system as has happened in Britain and the USA. Government policy matters and there is no need to consider the direction taken in most of the Anglosphere as the only model for Australia's future — except perhaps as something to avoid.___

2015-04-20 23:51:09 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

With property rights being created before our eyes with ongoing advance of intellectual property, it is worth pondering the point that for every right granted another has been lost. Property is created not out of thin air but rather by theft and unjust appropriation from others. In the case of land it comes from enclosing commons or driving away hunter gatherers. In the intellectual sphere it comes from appropriating cultural artefacts and preventing them from returning to the public domain.

"there is no property in durable objects, such as lands or houses, when carefully examined in passing from hand to hand, but must, in some period, have been founded on fraud and injustice.”

—David Hume Of the Original Contract

With property rights being created before our eyes with ongoing advance of intellectual property, it is worth pondering the point that for every right granted another has been lost. Property is created not out of thin air but rather by theft and unjust appropriation from others. In the case of land it comes from enclosing commons or driving away hunter gatherers. In the intellectual sphere it comes from appropriating cultural artefacts and preventing them from returning to the public domain.

"there is no property in durable objects, such as lands or houses, when carefully examined in passing from hand to hand, but must, in some period, have been founded on fraud and injustice.”

—David Hume Of the Original Contract___

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2015-04-20 23:27:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

"It’s hard to pass this stuff if the public has access to it, but, I mean, if you are trying to hide it from the public and their elected officials in Congress, maybe it shouldn’t be passing Congress anyway."

"It’s hard to pass this stuff if the public has access to it, but, I mean, if you are trying to hide it from the public and their elected officials in Congress, maybe it shouldn’t be passing Congress anyway."___

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2015-04-19 22:24:58 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

“And though I don’t study economics or policy, I do know this: We are in a different climate than we were when our current infrastructure for water was built. And decisions on how to handle our water need to be made on the current climate, not the old climate.”

"Historical Data Prove Culprit Is Climate Change"

The San Francisco Chronicle (+SFGate ) has an article about my research group's work on the California drought, including the recent paper with +Daniel Swain  and +Danielle Touma , as well as the earlier paper on the "Ridiculously Resilient Ridge" led by Daniel (and including coauthor +Deepti Singh). And there is a nice photo of Justin Mankin and  +Daniel Horton.

Here is a link to +Daniel Swain 's California Weather Blog:
http://www.weatherwest.com

And here are links to the original papers and news stories from +Stanford University  :

http://www.pnas.org/content/112/13/3931.abstract

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/march/temperatures-california-drought-030215.html

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/september/drought-climate-change-092914.html

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/february/drought-climate-change-022714.html

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/february/videos/1321.html



#climatechange   #globalwarming   #CAdrought   #science   #sciencecommunication   #sciencesunday  ___“And though I don’t study economics or policy, I do know this: We are in a different climate than we were when our current infrastructure for water was built. And decisions on how to handle our water need to be made on the current climate, not the old climate.”

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2015-04-19 03:07:30 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Read.

Today, I’d like to talk a bit about economics. In particular, I want to look at why capitalism can both work amazingly well and fail amazingly badly, often at the same time, and is such a great factory for “best of times, worst of times” conditions. The seven-word summary is: “Free markets work, except when they don’t.”

I won’t spend too much time on the first part of the sentence, because presumably you’re familiar with the ways in which free markets can work well. Basically, if two people freely engage in a trade, by definition it makes both parties happier; if it didn’t, they wouldn’t have engaged in that trade in the first place. The more trade is possible, the more people can accumulate things that make them happy – e.g., more free time to spend with their families while getting the same amount of food. There are all sorts of mechanisms which amplify that; probably the most important is “comparative advantage,” which shows how if there are enough people around so that everyone can specialize in what they’re best at, everyone comes out ahead. (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparative_advantage if you want to learn more about it; Ricardo’s example is a good place to start)

However, if you’ve paid any attention at all to the world in the past few centuries, you’ve probably already got an objection to what I just said: “You think they wouldn’t have engaged in that trade if it didn’t make them happier? What if they didn’t have a choice?” And you would be perfectly right, and that part is the heart of “except when they don’t.” There are a few ways in which free markets can fail, but most of them are obscure and relatively easy to fix (e.g., limited money supply). The big one, which represents the overwhelming majority of all the problems, is coercion: the argument that a free trade makes both parties happier doesn't apply to trades which are not free.

(And note, by the way, that coercion harms free markets both locally – in that the individuals being coerced lose out, often by a lot – and globally, in that coercion is essentially a “tax” levied by one person on another. Those of you familiar with economics will recognize that whenever the price of something is pushed away from its natural equilibrium, overall value goes down. So when I talk about failures of capitalism, I mean failures that are simultaneously moral and financial failures.)

As far as I can tell, the large majority of coercion comes in three forms, which I’ll call externalization, capture, and inelasticity. These three overlap and most real situations combine them, but what they have in common is that they’re ways in which one person can force someone else to accept a trade that they would normally never take.


Externalization, also known as “negative externalities,” is when I can make everyone else pay my costs. The most common forms which don't overlap heavily with capture (the next item) are when I can take my costs from a poorly-policed commons (e.g., dump waste into an air supply that nobody is monitoring), or when I can spread the costs out so widely that every individual's cost of recovery would exceed the damages to them. (Playing games with individuals less able to individually recover is part of capture and inelasticity)

Capture is the classic positive-feedback problem of any system of human power: you can use your power to get more of it. Pure capture (as opposed to inelasticity) happens when there are central methods of regulation or other power-amplifying systems which you bring under your control via bribery, coercion, etc., and suddenly rather than regulating you they amplify you. That can be anything from regulation of pollution of commons to having the police keep Those People "under control" for you. 

Inelasticity is the result of the fact that the value of money isn't linear. If you have $100,000, then $1 means a lot less to you than if you have $10,000. In particular, people's needs up to a certain wealth level are dominated by constant overheads such as food and housing; so long as your total resource access is of the same scale as those overheads, your financial life is dominated by the severe consequences of falling below any one threshold. Once you're far from those overheads, the value of resources becomes far more linear. Often, a good way to measure this is in terms of "being one <event> away from disaster;" if the event is as small as a flat tire, versus if it's as big as inoperable cancer, it's a huge difference in life.

If two people are about to engage in a deal, and one of them is near-threshold while the other isn't, the one who isn't has huge negotiating leverage. For example, you can give someone a shitty job like mining coal that they would never accept if they had some option other than starvation. 

(Economists will note that in “inelasticity,” I’ve abused a term which actually represents something very natural, which is that the price of some goods isn’t very sensitive to supply or demand. The problem I’m describing here is really the problem of extreme inelasticity: specifically, when a person’s net resources are low enough that the costs of white-pill [“you need this in order to live,” nearly infinitely inelastic] goods become a dominant part of their financial calculus. Better terms for any of these would be welcome.)


There are methods to deal with all of these problems, and they work to varying extents.

The way you solve the first kind of externality is to not have poorly-policed commons. That doesn't necessarily mean enclosure, i.e. giving ownership of those commons to private individuals: in fact, enclosure is extremely susceptible to capture effects, as we saw with the original enclosures in 18th-century England. Methods like cap-and-trade, or simply either (a) requiring people to pay their own damned cleanup costs or (b) being up-front about the fact that we’ve decided to pay those costs as a community in exchange for the net benefits of whatever it is those people do, can be quite effective.

The second kind of externality, where people spread costs around widely – e.g., stealing $5 from every household in a city – can be solved by mechanisms like class-action suits, central regulators and law enforcement. In each case, the idea is to create some kind of entity (be it an ad-hoc collective of individuals or a dedicated set of professionals) which is strong enough, and incented properly, to pursue recovery whenever someone tries to steal from the community. 

There’s a hybrid kind of externality which also uses inelasticity: if you steal from the poor, they’re less likely to have the resources to go after you. This is based on the fact that recovery of any sort tends to have fixed overhead costs, e.g. the time, money, and knowledge required to sue someone. When people’s total spare budget of any of these is tiny because of their basic cost of survival – e.g., when someone is working hourly and can’t afford the time to engage in a lawsuit – it becomes a lot easier to steal with impunity. This is just a nastier variation of the second kind of externality, and is often best solved with a swift kick to a tender area of the anatomy.

You can solve inelasticity by reducing the overhead costs to zero. There are many different overhead costs -- food, shelter, transport, child care, etc., etc. -- and each can be analyzed separately and each creates value in its reduction. One way to reduce those is to literally reduce the cost of the items; e.g., the real cost of clothing has plummeted over the past few centuries, and now lacking clothing is only a major factor for people near the absolute bottom of the resource curve, where clothing is really being used as a substitute for shelter. Another way is to reduce need for the items, e.g. by having housing close enough to work and so on that people don't need lots of transport. A third way is to socialize the costs of these items, e.g. by having functional public transit or health care. That doesn't reduce their intrinsic costs, but it eliminates the inelasticity effect on individuals by averaging their cost over the entire population.

Capture is harder to solve. The best solution proposed so far has been democracy, but as we're well aware, that's more like "the worst solution except for all the other ones that have been proposed." There are some fields in which it can be solved by things like direct competition among regulators, but that has strange failure modes: consider, e.g., the competition among bond rating agencies which was supposed to ensure that bond ratings were meaningful. Unfortunately, all three of them were funded by bond sellers, not buyers, and so had the same incentives; a lot of the mortgage crisis was a consequence of that. (Specifically, that the various CDO's being traded had been AAA-rated based on completely nonsensical models, which any rater that had an incentive to actually think through would have known)


Importantly, though, I think that the first part of that original sentence about free trade is at least as important as the second: capitalism works well when coercion is brought under control. Communism was a recipe for making everybody miserable – and ultimately proved even more vulnerable to capture than capitalism. Feudalism and so on are even worse. Even more significantly, capitalism works better by its own metrics when coercion is eliminated: in fact, economists tend to model these things as a kind of tax on the system.

However, benefit to the system as a whole doesn't translate to benefit as individuals. In particular, if you're making a lot of money off (say) inelasticity, by having a large pool of desperate and subservient workers, then even though the aggregate wealth of society would go up a lot if they weren't so desperate, your own wealth (especially your effective wealth, divided by the cost of converting it to goods) would go down. That creates one hell of an incentive for capture, in forms ranging from direct regulatory capture by bribes, to funding astroturf organizations, to creating entire media and social panics, all the way out to creating social institutions – e.g., feudalism or slavery.

So while solving externalization and inelasticity are extremely important, capture is often the key to the whole deal.

Fortunately, it isn't always the key to the deal: sometimes, for example, someone figures out a way to knock the price of some key good down through the floor so quickly that existing groups can't figure out how to capture it in time. The expansion of Europeans through North America was an interesting example of that case (where the price of land became cheap because anyone could just kill people and take it -- or, once the cost of killing people got socialized into an army, just take it); their expansion through South America much less so, because there expansion was effectively captured as an industry by entrenched nobles. The rise of new technologies is a somewhat less bloodthirsty example: e.g., when companies like FedEx cratered the price of small-scale many-to-many shipping logistics, thousands of new businesses suddenly emerged.

Technology, wisely applied, can knock the pillars of inelasticity out from under people. That creates a sudden chance to rapidly equalize wealth distributions, which in turn has a strong negative effect on capture. The question of whether you can maintain that negative effect after the initial pulse, or whether wealth will inevitably end up re-aggregating through a combination of capture and externalization even in a zero-inelasticity world, is one of the major hard questions we're likely to face in the next few decades.

But it’s one of my major interests, and it’s why I spend my time working on technologies which I think can alter the basic cost calculus of the world, by making something previously necessary and expensive (be it knowledge, or communication, or data storage) nearly free.


Illustrative cartoon by Ape Lad (http://goo.gl/QI13CH), CC-NC-ND. Thanks as well to +Xenophrenia​​​ for the initial conversation which sparked this post, and for many other such arguments about the nature of capitalism.___Read.

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2015-04-19 00:01:56 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

It's baaaack!

Chain being made___It's baaaack!

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2015-04-17 23:16:45 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Parsing the Kremlin-speak I conclude that Dart is totally fucking dead. A good thing too.

The language of the web is JavaScript.

___Parsing the Kremlin-speak I conclude that Dart is totally fucking dead. A good thing too.

The language of the web is JavaScript.

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2015-04-17 22:42:57 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Like a typical day on G+.

___Like a typical day on G+.

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2015-04-17 00:12:24 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

150 years ago yesterday, this man witnessed the murder of President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth.

150 years ago yesterday, this man witnessed the murder of President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth.___

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2015-04-16 23:18:46 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Can hardly contain my boredom. 

Can hardly contain my boredom. ___

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2015-04-16 23:05:53 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

This story is being played out in Australia as well. As the ALP desperately tries to mirror the Liberal party it loses ground to the Greens. Voters when asked to choose between a conservative party and a conservative party-lite generally prefer the Real Thing™.

The dynamic here is that traditional labour and social democratic parties, a century on from their founding, have lost their political mooring. The consequence is for them to try and find it by competing for the same base the traditional conservative party. This is not a recipe for success, particularly in a recession where the "sensible centre" of politics has all but disappeared.

"The essential fallacy of British politics is that there is a large centre ground, and that this is where elections are decided. As Nick Clegg has discovered to his cost, in a period of economic depression this area has a tendency to shrink. Yet as the political situation polarises and the establishment parties feel the earth fall away beneath them, they cling ever more tightly to their belief in this centre ground. Labour is doing just this, as a matter of both principle and strategy. It is doing it because it thinks it’s the right thing to do, because it’s what the party is used to doing, and because it can’t do anything else."___This story is being played out in Australia as well. As the ALP desperately tries to mirror the Liberal party it loses ground to the Greens. Voters when asked to choose between a conservative party and a conservative party-lite generally prefer the Real Thing™.

The dynamic here is that traditional labour and social democratic parties, a century on from their founding, have lost their political mooring. The consequence is for them to try and find it by competing for the same base the traditional conservative party. This is not a recipe for success, particularly in a recession where the "sensible centre" of politics has all but disappeared.

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2015-04-16 22:04:40 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Put this in the "everything you think you know about Syria is wrong" file. NBC has been caught lying yet again.

Put this in the "everything you think you know about Syria is wrong" file. NBC has been caught lying yet again.___

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2015-04-16 11:15:47 (13 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Today we launched Google Handwriting Input (http://goo.gl/qWWhDU), which lets users handwrite text on their Android mobile device as an additional input method for any Android app, supporting 82 languages in 20 distinct scripts. It works with both printed and cursive writing input with or without a stylus. Beyond text input, it also provides a fun way to enter hundreds of emojis by drawing them (simply press and hold the ‘enter’ button to switch modes). It also works with or without an Internet connection. Learn more at http://goo.gl/j7lFbC

Today we launched Google Handwriting Input (http://goo.gl/qWWhDU), which lets users handwrite text on their Android mobile device as an additional input method for any Android app, supporting 82 languages in 20 distinct scripts. It works with both printed and cursive writing input with or without a stylus. Beyond text input, it also provides a fun way to enter hundreds of emojis by drawing them (simply press and hold the ‘enter’ button to switch modes). It also works with or without an Internet connection. Learn more at http://goo.gl/j7lFbC___

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2015-04-16 07:31:52 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Hey guys... It's time. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)‎

#beta #soysaucesquid

Hey guys... It's time. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)‎

#beta #soysaucesquid___

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2015-04-16 00:19:44 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Use this page to locate your Android phone on a map.
You can ring it, lock it or erase it.

https://www.google.com.au/android/devicemanager

Use this page to locate your Android phone on a map.
You can ring it, lock it or erase it.

https://www.google.com.au/android/devicemanager___

2015-04-16 00:01:39 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Somebody please tell Jacqui Lambie to stop worrying.

For those of you who are worried about creeping sharia law in the United States, here's a comprehensive list of places where it will ever show up:

(1) Wills, trusts, and other matters of estate law. The Koran includes some mandatory rules about inheritance. In a Muslim will, two-thirds of the estate is set aside for the dhawu al-farāʾḍ. The remainder is distributed as the testator prefers. Depending on the school of Islamic jurisprudence being followed, some of the remaining share can be dedicated to public use -- sharia law has its own equivalent of the common-law trust. 

How does someone end up with an Islamic will? Simple: they're a believing Muslim who writes a will, then specifies "sharia law" as an interpretive rule to resolve all ambiguities. The choice-of-laws rules governing wills are less powerful than those governing contracts, but many of these wills will end up valid. 

(2) Contract law. Most people who aren't attorneys don't know this, but if you look at any form contract you've signed, you'll find that it specifies the law of a specific state as the governing substantive law. This is pretty uncontroversial: the purpose of a contract, after all, is to memorialize the intents of the parties, and insofar as the intents are changed by the interpretive rules applied, choice of law can be pretty important.

This isn't limited to US law. Parties can agree to whichever sort of law they prefer, so long as it's sufficiently concrete that it can produce a ruling. French civil law? Sure. German law? Okay. Sharia law? Uh, that's weird, but, fine, I guess.

Why might people choose sharia law in their contract? Generally, it's because they're borrowing money at interest, which sharia forbids. Fortunately, you can do a collateralized sale and rent-back, which for all practical purposes is the same thing as a mortgage. If you specify sharia as a Muslim borrower, you get the increased consumer protections (and higher functional interest rate) which come along with a sharia contract.

(3) Binding arbitration. Occasionally, two parties might agree to bypass courts and attend binding arbitration with a religious figure. This is actually pretty common among Orthodox Jews, among Mormons, and among the Amish. Once you've gotten your binding arbitration, you take it to the court to be enforced; if you've agreed to it -- and what you've agreed to is basically a contract -- the court doesn't make substantial inquiries into the fairness of the arbitration you've engaged in.

This obviously can end up screwing one party or the other. It cannot, however, screw anyone who hasn't agreed to use sharia law as the interpretive framework from the moment the dispute arose.

(4) Prenuptial agreements. I've never seen this happen, or even heard of it happening, but there might potentially be an issue with prenuptial agreements -- which are, again, contracts -- drafted to include divorce terms congruent with sharia law. Hypothetically, this could actually be a problem.

In practice, however, prenuptial agreements are treated as a generally disreputable kind of contract, and interpreted according to a much lower unconscionability standard. Is it possible that someone could end up in a bad state this way? Sure. Is it different than any other kind of unconscionable prenuptial agreement? No.

That said, here's two places where it won't show up:

(1) Between two people who didn't agree, at some point, to resolve their dispute using sharia law. In every example discussed above, the way you end up in a US court, dealing with sharia law, is pretty simple: you agree to resolve your dispute according to sharia law. If you didn't agree to do that, then you don't end up in court, grappling with principles of Islamic law. Conditions would have to fundamentally change in order to subject anyone to sharia law who didn't want to be.

(2) In international child-custody cases. First: there are no Hague Convention signatories which operate under Islamic law. Even if we were required to send a child to another country to resolve a case under the appropriate local law, we wouldn't be sending them to a state under Sharia. Second: even if we did so, we'd be doing it because the child was a domiciliary of a state under sharia -- as in, they actually lived there. Third, Article 13(b) of the Hague Convention reads as follows:

Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding Article, the judicial or administrative authority of the requested State is not bound to order the return of the child if the person, institution or other body which opposes its return establishes that [...] there is a grave risk that [the child's] return would expose the child to physical or psychological harm or otherwise place the child in an intolerable situation.

And Article 20 goes on to say: 

The return of the child under the provisions of Article 12 may be refused if this would not be permitted by the fundamental principles of the requested State relating to the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Assuming that ISIS took over Syria, then signed the Hague Convention, and then citizens of the Caliphate began requesting the return of refugee children, the law does not behave mechanically. If there's a chance of grave harm to the child in particular, or grave danger imposed by the law in question, then the US can simply give the other Hague Convention signatory the finger and deny the motion to send off the child.

There are, in other words, no dangers here. Sharia panic is wholly imaginary.___Somebody please tell Jacqui Lambie to stop worrying.

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2015-04-15 10:05:29 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Luckily nobody needs to drive to Adelaide.

"Tesla Motors Unveils First Location Of Superchargers In Australia" http://cleantechnica.com/2015/04/14/tesla-motors-unveils-first-location-of-super-chargers-in-australia/ #environment #feedly ___Luckily nobody needs to drive to Adelaide.

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2015-04-15 00:22:02 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Source:
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/southern-crossroads/2014/jan/12/greg-hunt-negligent-direct-action-climate-change-denialist

#australia   #auspol   #tonyabbott   #greghunt   #directaction  

Source:
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/southern-crossroads/2014/jan/12/greg-hunt-negligent-direct-action-climate-change-denialist

#australia   #auspol   #tonyabbott   #greghunt   #directaction  ___

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2015-04-14 22:58:28 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

As suspected, a small but active community.

Hard Numbers on Google Plus Activity

I have just published the data from a study of more than 500,000 randomly selected Google plus profiles, to see just how much is going on over here.

The bottom line? It's small, but vibrant. It is a ghost town? Not at all? Is Google going to shut it down? I don't believe it for a second.  Read on for the details, and let me know what you think in the comments below!

https://www.stonetemple.com/real-numbers-for-the-activity-on-google-plus/___As suspected, a small but active community.

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2015-04-14 22:10:16 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

It is the PATRIOTIC duty of all Australians to go dark on government-mandated surveillance.

Anyone with a technical understanding knew from the beginning that the new data retention laws were primarily designed to target copyright infringement rather than crime prevention. This measure is part of Australia's compliance with the upcoming TPP deal.

Technically oriented Australians are moving the VPNs in droves. We also have responsibility to share the knowledge on how to do this as widely as possible.

#godark

"Over the past week TorGuard has seen a massive jump in Australian subscribers. Traffic from this region is currently up over 150% and recent trends indicate that the upsurge is here to stay,” TorGuard’s Ben Van der Pelt tells us."___It is the PATRIOTIC duty of all Australians to go dark on government-mandated surveillance.

Anyone with a technical understanding knew from the beginning that the new data retention laws were primarily designed to target copyright infringement rather than crime prevention. This measure is part of Australia's compliance with the upcoming TPP deal.

Technically oriented Australians are moving the VPNs in droves. We also have responsibility to share the knowledge on how to do this as widely as possible.

#godark

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2015-04-14 21:50:10 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I'm actually starting to like the new Microsoft.

Sweet, you can debug IE11 (and Spartan, soon) via the Chrome debug protocol (and DevTools): http://bit.ly/1O5jPvX - kudos to the IE team for building and releasing this! ___I'm actually starting to like the new Microsoft.

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2015-04-14 11:02:23 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Currently reading.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Reborn

Currently reading.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Reborn___

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2015-04-13 22:46:31 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

56 Quadcopters + 1 Android Phone = Microbots Ahead.
Join the Simple Science and Interesting Things Community and share interesting stuff! https://plus.google.com/communities/117518490246975838002

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56 Quadcopters + 1 Android Phone = Microbots Ahead.
Join the Simple Science and Interesting Things Community and share interesting stuff! https://plus.google.com/communities/117518490246975838002

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0A-T-cv-3sE/VSpUuMMvKYI/AAAAAAAA4Ng/0I30d98Vf68/w426-h237/ElatedHappyDungenesscrab.gif___

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2015-04-13 21:53:55 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

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2015-04-13 12:19:20 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Bush III vs Clinton II

The feudalization of American politics continues unabated.

Bush III vs Clinton II

The feudalization of American politics continues unabated.___

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2015-04-13 11:36:54 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Got the godless bit worked out. Still working on the getting rich.

Got the godless bit worked out. Still working on the getting rich.___

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2015-04-13 10:55:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Australia's newspapers.

Australia's newspapers.___

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2015-04-13 10:48:56 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

NEW! 1970s Confectionery-Branded Cigarettes. More info here: http://scarfolk.blogspot.com/2015/04/confectionery-branded-cigarettes-1970s.html

NEW! 1970s Confectionery-Branded Cigarettes. More info here: http://scarfolk.blogspot.com/2015/04/confectionery-branded-cigarettes-1970s.html___

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2015-04-13 10:39:38 (7 comments, 8 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Things are getting very exciting at the LHC.

Things are getting very exciting at the LHC.___

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2015-04-12 23:32:36 (42 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

You know how the Left-Right political axis has been superseded and that we now have to use a two dimensional political compass http://www.politicalcompass.org ?

The new conventional wisdom is that we now have to account for four quadrants of political opinion ranging from social and economic liberalism through to social and economic conservatism. You know, the "I'm socially liberal but fiscally conservative" types. We've been told that the old political divisions no longer apply in the post Cold War, post New Deal era.

Actually, not so much. In reality, the four quadrant system is really only populated in two of those quadrants and so the old Left-Right axis is still there. Basically there are no libertarians in numerically significant numbers. They are in reality still either liberal leaning or conservative leaning.

In my experience, conservatives tend... more »

You know how the Left-Right political axis has been superseded and that we now have to use a two dimensional political compass http://www.politicalcompass.org ?

The new conventional wisdom is that we now have to account for four quadrants of political opinion ranging from social and economic liberalism through to social and economic conservatism. You know, the "I'm socially liberal but fiscally conservative" types. We've been told that the old political divisions no longer apply in the post Cold War, post New Deal era.

Actually, not so much. In reality, the four quadrant system is really only populated in two of those quadrants and so the old Left-Right axis is still there. Basically there are no libertarians in numerically significant numbers. They are in reality still either liberal leaning or conservative leaning.

In my experience, conservatives tend to brand themselves as "libertarian" when their faction is out of power. When in power they are bigger champions of the State and its military might than any statist liberal.

The real basis of the Left-Right split is not hard to understand. It's about hierarchy and social stratification: those who are against it and those who are for it.___

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2015-04-12 23:02:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

The alien ass-hat griefer hypothesis:

#ft

The alien ass-hat griefer hypothesis:

#ft___

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2015-04-12 11:24:11 (41 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I'm going to look for one of these tomorrow.

New tablet, $39 from the supermarket, stock Android 4.4 and google play, 8gb/500mb/1ghz.___I'm going to look for one of these tomorrow.

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2015-04-12 08:03:57 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Bush said to the French president that when he looked at the Middle East, he saw "Gog and Magog at work"

Jacques Chirac then asked his staff, "Who the hell are Gog and Magog?"

Bush said to the French president that when he looked at the Middle East, he saw "Gog and Magog at work"

Jacques Chirac then asked his staff, "Who the hell are Gog and Magog?"___

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