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Kerpi Burgan4,490#awesome #awesomepeople #chadwick #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #community #followback #followers #gplus #influence #leadership #public #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #ripples #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #socialmedia #theplus #tcs #team #круги   2014-08-28 10:13:33453000CC G+
Nick Warner645Check out these awesome Crowdfunders2014-08-07 16:05:31470001CC G+
Hadrian Micciche20,993All of my posts today are shared from some of the people I follow. They may not have me in their circles, but I don't care. I want to see what they post and almost always find it informative and entertaining. These select few are in this circle.People who have either shared my posts, commented on them, or both, are also included. These are people who have engaged with my content and are likely to do the same for you. All of these folks are worthy of being added to your circles.Want to be added ? I don't do the typical "plus, comment, and share this circle" circle jerk. You know, of course, that folks always include themselves in a shared circle. I don't need you to indiscriminately promote me by sharing this circle. Just share or comment on any post of mine you find worthy and you'll be added to my circles. Offer void where prohibited by you posting:1. Only shares of other people's posts. I need to see original content, please.2. Blind links AKA link litter -- that is, not providing any commentary with your posts.3. Too many cat pictures -- if only done sparingly and other posts are informative and entertaining, no problemo.4. Too many pictures of your lunch, your overstarched shorts, or other inanities. That's what Facebook is for. :)5. Too many memes.6. Too many cat pictures. 7. Too many cat pictures.(Did I mention cat pictures?)8. Slurs or slander about LGBT folk, racism, sexism...9. Mistaking your fears for reality.10. Mistaking reality as a left-wing conspiracy.Yes, I'm a picky SOB --  but know this. None of the people in this circle do any of that stuff. Want to add people who have been vetted, have engaging content, and will engage with yours? Add this circle. 2014-07-13 16:53:56216223CC G+
Becky Collins12,812Small Business Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-08 05:12:1542311513CC G+
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 03:56:553635517CC G+
nery secy1,333+nery secy best shared share circle daily of the world best today circle nice beautfil super perfect best share circle#sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   #circleoftheday   #circledaily   #nicecircle   #photography   #photographer   #bestphotographer   #topphotographer   #AddCircle   #FindCircles   #awesome   2014-06-28 00:27:04457316CC G+
Len Raleigh3,122This is my June 2014 Google+ Engagers CircleIncluded in this #circle  are people and pages that have made my G+ experience a great one! This circle contains people and pages that over the last couple of weeks have been active and +1, post, and engage here on Google+, either on my stream or in other places on Google+ that I am active in. If you are in this circle chances are you will find others that you will want to circle. Please share this circle if it will benefit your followers or people who’d like to get more active on Google+. If you’d like to be included just be active, as I’ll make another circle soon. And of course if you’d like to be removed just send me a PM and I’ll take you out of the circle. Thank you plussers!2014-06-17 19:57:2711627946CC G+
Kylie Jenner743GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 7   -  *Share the circle* *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared 2014-06-02 14:49:5930810312CC G+
Moan Lisa31,250Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle01 June, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-06-01 13:53:3330098102124CC G+
John Nuntiatio37,043#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #tennis #golf #photography #health #weightloss 2014-05-23 10:06:26444476CC G+
Circle Network5,303Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                              119This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!Circle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle  Circlenetwork CircleNetworking IPNetwork NetworkingCircles2014-05-17 19:29:12501496584CC G+
Hadrian Micciche20,273In this Circle: EngagersWhat are the most annoying platitudes? There’s no "I" in Team? Good things come to those who wait? It was meant to be? Time heals all wounds?Who are the people worth circling? These people. Why? Because everything happens for a reason. No wait, thats not it. Let's try again.They post interesting, original content. They share and comment on mine. They are likely to do the same with yours. Engagers and in my circles. They can be in yours too.As a platitudinous man once said: Listening is hearing with insights. Don't just hear but listen and connect!  Ugg.Use the circle. Share it. Be platitude free.2014-05-09 02:26:2720482114CC G+
Tessa Schlesinger20,569This is the circle of people I follow. I am not in it (so I'm not promoting myself). I follow them because they are interesting, sincere, have good stuff. Some of them have been here with me from day one.  They don't always interact every day, but I think it really depends on what you're looking for on G+. If you want people to interact with you, well, nobody can interact with everybody who adds them. There just isn't enough time to do that. On the other hand, if you'd like to read someone because they present informative, interesting, entertaining stuff, then this circle is interesting. I think it would appeal to atheists, agnostics, people who love beauty, travel, occasional humor, who are visual, intellectual, thinkers, humanist, and/or liberal. :)2014-05-08 15:31:52186503CC G+
Sinta Riani517This is a good circle. all of account on this circle is OnNow you can ADD People From this CircleBefor you ADD This people to your Circle, You must Vote g+ on my Blog please.> vote g+ on this link : https://plusone.google.com/u/0/_/+1/fastbutton?count=true&url=http://blog-kangramzi.blogspot.com/> After that. You can add this people to your CircleThank you#vote #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles   #shared   #circle #voteg+?2014-04-17 10:16:50501447CC G+
Irina Sadokhina19,423Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle   . This #circle    is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle   . Apr. 21st, just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circlecirclecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #circleshare   #hyperball   #plusmastermind   #crazycircles   #circleoftheweek  2014-04-14 16:53:094558154121CC G+
Irina Sadokhina18,499Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle  . This #circle is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle   . Apr. 14th, just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circleshare   #circlescirclescircles   #circlecircle   #circlecirclecircle   #circles   #hyperball   #plusmastermind   #crazycircles  2014-04-08 12:47:424927148105CC G+
Irina Sadokhina17,311Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle  . This #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle . Apr. 7th, just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circlecirclecircle   #circles   #circlescirclescircles   #circleshared   #crazycircles   #hyperball   #plusmastermind   #circleoftheweek  2014-03-31 18:07:204536757107CC G+
Irina Sadokhina16,720Hello my dear friends!!! This is my weekly #mondaycircle  . This #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last mondaycircle . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle    on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next  #mondaycircle   , March 31st. just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circlecirclecircle   #circlecirclecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #hyperball   #crazycircles   #plusmastermind   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheweek   #circleoftheday  2014-03-24 18:59:534707753122CC G+
Irina Sadokhina15,346Hello my dear friends!!!HELLO! This is my weekly  #mondaycircle . This  #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last  #mondaycircle . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome  #circle   on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next  #mondaycircle   , March 17th just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circlecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #hyperball   #rustyball   #crazycircles   #plusmastermind  2014-03-11 16:53:09467695296CC G+
Lucy Tran0HELLO! This circle is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last. Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my circle  just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!2014-03-04 10:57:18480301CC G+
Irina Sadokhina14,526Hello my dear friends!!!HELLO! This is my weekly #mondaycircle    . This #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome #circle      on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle  just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #crazycircles  2014-03-03 20:51:314798689132CC G+
Hertzer Tsaitwase788Sekali klik, teman google plus jadi bertambah.Ini merupakan circle spesial saya, dimana orang di dalam sini merupakan bule dan memiliki potensi aktif di google plus.Mau akun anda ada di dalamnya? Anda boleh bergabung dengan kami dengan memenuhi syarat di bawah ini :Syarat Gabung :> Akun google plus aktif (yang akan dioptimasi)> Harus mau +1 dan share ulang postingan shared circlenya> Harus follow google plus saya (agar saya mudah mengenali akun dan memantaunya, saya juga akan follow balik kalian)Syarat Pendukung :> Membuat artikel mengenai "cara memperbanyak followers google plus" dan diberi link ke url shared circle (saya ada materinya untuk diposting dan boleh copas artikel saya)=====================================================Jika merasa sanggup dengan semua syarat di atas, silahkan daftarkan diri anda.Cara Gabung :> Klik tambahkan orang dan buat lingkarang baru> Follow google plus saya> +1 dan share post ini>  komen dengan hastag #addmetosharedcircle  #Sharedcircle   #circle   #publiccircle  2014-01-27 16:17:5747920923CC G+
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 09:48:552507811CC G+
Artur M.36,283circle of people, with active life position in Google+Круг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.2014-01-25 13:12:34481431263CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky61,653Good morning / evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг / This social circle #EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-12 05:09:15480371970CC G+
Artur M.34,610A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.#forfriends  2014-01-11 15:17:52474451867CC G+
Marc Section487Enrich your stream with the new CONTENT-CREATORSs CIRCLE #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  2014-01-09 06:34:05500303538CC G+
Circle Distribution0And then there was the RANDOMNESS #CircleOfRandomness 7.0 (7.1 & 7.2 will follow this circle share over the next couple of days).(Not to be confused with #CircleYouShare  which will be revamped separately, hopefully based on equal shares to individuals)Just because I think #YoureAwseome and/or new to G+ and need a little shove into the swing of things, I have included you in this random circle share.So yeah, if you're in this circle I'd like it if you shared it. Why? Because YOU deserve to be shared... so yeah, share it!#FriendsShareFriends   #SnowballEffect   #YoureAwesome    #AlteredDNAFsF #CircleOfRandomness   #CircleYouShare  #AlteredDNACircleSharingSupport Here: http://goo.gl/fWrJj52014-01-09 02:13:3649618398110CC G+
Armando Lioss39,653“Active Engagers Shared Circle” 6.0Also known as the “Circle of Rivals” conformed by G+ users ready to stand for their points of view in an educated discussion and/or extending the discussion to their own streams... if you are looking into making your stream more dynamic, these are the guys you want to include... they are a diverse bunch of great plussers that includes liberals, progressives, conservatives, libertarians, religious, agnostics, atheists… from all around the world.In this shared circle you will find some interesting people to add to your circles, all of these G+ users currently actively engage my stream as well as other G+ users posts, so you can be sure they are getting involved in the Google Plus community.This “Active Engagers Shared Circle” version has been built with an improved algorithm that will filter occasional users and those that use hate speech or other nuisances to the common user. The main purpose of this series of Shared Circles is to expose new G+ users that are active engagers, but you may find even first generation ones in them.If you do not wish to be included in my future shared circles, please let me know with a comment to this post. I will remove you from any future shared circle I create, but I will keep you in my G+ circles.For TIPS TO GET PEOPLE TO CIRCLE YOU you may want to check:https://plus.google.com/u/0/111635150542674847021/posts/Q6c3ikBhdT3Thank you for your help making Google Plus adventure and exhilarating one… #activeusers   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #commenters   #topcircles  #circlesunday  PS: I don’t necessarily share or identify with the views of these G+ users, in fact with some of them we have completely antagonistic points of view and dissimilar interests…2013-11-12 20:19:27348191523CC G+
Tessa Schlesinger12,664These are the people I follow. If you would like to follow these people, feel free. There is no guarantee that they will add you if you do. You will be following them because you would like to hear what they have to say. There is no need to plus it, add a comment, and then share it in order for you to be added to some new circle which will be shared. This is the way we shared circles for the first two years. So feel free to add, or not. And I'm not in it so it isn't promoting myself. It's a gift to you, if you would like it. And, I suppose it's a gift to those who are in the circle that I freely give with no expectation of return.2013-11-03 12:52:17133335CC G+
Brian Wolfe22,328I haven't shared a circle in a long time. Maybe too long.Anyways.. Here is the circle that my browser spends the most time on.   Just in case I become a petulant child and walk away (not that I'm planning on doing so , just in case.)2013-08-22 05:36:251941335CC G+
Uniikii0Uniikii's networking #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   #sharedcircles                 #2013-08-14 15:07:53483309CC G+
Domus Vitae Inc.153Shared Circle of #entrepreneurs  www.domusvitae.ca   #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   2013-08-05 19:31:504824114CC G+
Laura Tomaja895Let's try this again:  This is my circle of those with whom I interact the most.  Not including photographers. :)2013-07-22 22:12:43154905CC G+
Stephanie Calahan1,218FABULOUS WOMEN ON G+ Part 4 of 4My goal was to crowd-source a list of Fabulous Woman on G+ that are Actively posting and Engaging on Google+.  I had originally expected maybe 50 names.  Much to my surprise and , I received over 400+ comments filled with love and positive energy to help curate this list of well over 1491 beautiful people. I would say this was a success and now I'm sharing with everyone PUBLIC.  I hope you will share it far and wide too.  #Google+ will only allow me to share 500 at a time, so the list has been broken down in to 4 circles.  Groups 1-4 do not indicate any specific preference to any woman.  I would have shared one massive circle if I was allowed.Fabulous Women on G+ Part 1 Can be found here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/Srvv4xzeuYmFabulous Women on G+ Part 2 Can be found here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/DRFwReXQvbFFabulous Women on G+ Part 3 Can be found here:https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/7wiyEUFuKsHWhat You Can Do Now------------------------------------* Add these circles to your own circles by pressing the "View shared circle" button below. Then you can either add it to an existing circle of yours or add it as a new circle by giving it a new name. I've labeled mine "Fabulous Women on G+".  (You won't be able to see the circle on mobile or ipad -- you must be on a desktop or laptop.)  See other G+ quirks below.* Once you've added it, I recommend visiting the stream for this circle and browsing through it to see what you find interesting, encouraging, and enlightening. Then, share some love by commenting, +1ing or sharing the posts of your sisters!* Please note, this is a very diverse group of women.  You're likely to see some people in these circles who will see, understand, or experience things differently than you.  They may or may not share your similar interests.  With that in mind, a few suggestions:     -- If you disagree with someone's views, you can very easily remove them from your circle.     -- Please post public vs to these circles directly.  Each of us has separate preferences on notifications and we want to lift one another up, not bog down notifications.  I hope you all see some increased activity, make some new and inspired connections, and lift one another up as we share each other's brilliance.#fabwomenonG+If You Received Notification About this Circle--------------------------------------------------------------------If you're getting a notification about this it's because you've been identified me or others in the circle as a Fabulous Woman on G+ that is Actively posting and Engaging here.  Original Post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/HHzp7g9aW9tI thought you would want to know that you have been identified as someone the G+ community should connect with!  I don't send out notifications unless it is 100% warranted. G+ Quirky Things to Note----------------------------------------* Google+ has a daily limit of 500 for adding people to your circles. If you haven't added 50 people or more today, you should be fine to add one of the circles daily.2013-06-09 22:47:5043927622CC G+
Too Big Has Failed135Our circle of highly interactive people on the topic of Wall Street corruption. This circle has nearly doubled since the last time we shared it, and we hope it will double again. These are good people to add if you want 1) interaction and 2) Wall Street reform. Let us know if we inadvertently missed you, and we'll add you to the circle!2013-05-22 20:28:26132617CC G+
Ole Olson14,742Leaders of Google+ in #progressive   #politics  Add this circle for a well vetted collection of thought leaders that post a high degree of quality political content. The focalizers here are also excellent engagers. I have been sculpting this circle since G+ began. Other public circles I've shared that you might like:The Top 50 Progressives Circle on G+https://plus.google.com/111051039748078110427/posts/PETHgTMqpcDVisual and/or Fun content https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/DbBUtg3f8q8Top Science Circle https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/WYqn7FXjsAmProgressive Media on G+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/1t3HVRfNhuCForward Thinking Journalists on Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/4h7jniYWcxaMy Top Circler Circle https://plus.google.com/111051039748078110427/posts/cjSWip8ayqH #Liberal   #Green   #SharedPublicCircles   #Occupy   #CircleOfTheDay   #Environment   #PublicCircle   #activism   #CircleSharing   #Unions   #Feminism   #HumanRights   #LGBT   #secular   #science  2013-05-21 17:23:0549516413CC G+
Hadrian Micciche7,927The Engagers ◦ Level 3: ☛ The Plus PeopleA circle of people who have regularly engaged with my posts by giving them a plus. Unlike many shared circles, these folks are vetted engagers -- plus they are all way cool. Add and engage with them, and they may do the same. Please feel free to re-share2013-04-27 01:26:31119605CC G+
Danial Hallock6,197The Three Hundred"Completed" CopyAs most of you probably know by now, I have been working on a #circlemanagement  project for quite some time now, in which I sought to increase the vetting process that occurs when I add people to my circles.  As most of you also know, I've been absolutely swamped and have barely had time to share content (let alone post my own or curate circles), so it's taken me a while to get here.However, after only six months to the day (lucky coincidence) I've managed to finish what I would consider a mostly-complete copy of this circle.  You can see the vetting process and the history of it here (http://goo.gl/kqE8h), and as always I encourage you to add and share this circle as you see fit!If you're notified, you're in it!  If you do not wish to be included in any future circle shares, please let me know via private message. #circleshare   #sharingiscaring   #engagers  2013-04-20 13:17:463019914101CC G+
Ole Olson12,447This is my main political circle. It contains people that post a high ratio of left leaning political content. If you are not progressively inclined and would like to be removed from this circle, please let me know.  #SharedCircles   #Liberal   #progressive   #politics  2013-04-12 16:31:0349016213CC G+
Ole Olson11,096The Top 50 Progressives Circle on G+  This is the best of the best forward thinkers that I've found here on Google+. To be in this very small circle, I've set a few basic guidelines:1. High quality and volume of progressively oriented political posts from a variety of sources and topics2. Long history of activism on G+ and steady activity3. Strong Engagment (+1's, shares, comments) on other people's posts  I'm pretty sure I've missed out on a lot of folks that should be in this circle, but this is the best I can do for the time being, so don't feel slighted if you're not in there. This is a work in progress, but I can guarantee that you will enjoy adding this circle.  #Gplus   #Politics   #progressive   #liberal   #activism   #SharedCircles  2013-03-18 17:30:17589312CC G+
Artur M.15,584Круг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+Circle of people, with active life position in Google+#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circlesharing #publiccircle2013-01-25 07:34:1049528344CC G+
Slavo Herman180I'd like to share with you the circle in which a little surprisingly I discovered my name. It is a circle with people who got one nomination to "Best of Google Plus 2012" created as the Circle No. 3 by +Kurt Smith.(He also created two more circles, No. 1 and 2, containing people with more nominations - you can find them at http://goo.gl/tAePD and http://goo.gl/7IBkV respectively :)2013-01-07 16:40:4448423115CC G+
Lubna Imran02013-01-04 17:04:31143508CC G+
Trever McGhee18,273+Take2seconds to click the add button on this circle!Last week +Kurt Smith asked people to name 5 people they thought should be named the 'Best of Google Plus 2012'.  He received 1,308 nominations for 730 Plussers.We were honored to be among them, so we've created two circles to honor those chosen.This is the second of 2 circles from that list.Their all worthy of a follow .. a circle  to see what they bring to your stream.Check them out for a week...keep the ones that you like at the end of the week and then put the rest aside for another time :-))))People always ask me to add them or another person to the next circle when I share circles from other people to help them connect with others...Well I can't add you to their circle but what I can do is create another circle for you.So if you would like to be in the next one or would like to recommend someone,1st. please leave a comment of why you or they should be in the next circle, why people should circle you back.2nd. please share this circle to the public stream to help these people connect with others.I'll create a circle once a week with your suggestion.P.S. if your in the above circle and would like to be in the next one, just let me know. #bestofgoogleplus   #bestofgoogleplus2012   #circle   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedmycircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publicshare   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomecircle   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle  +Circles 2013-01-02 20:58:1649052430CC G+
Kurt Smith21,124Here's The 'Best of Google Plus 2012' Circle Share (Circle 3 of 3)Last week I asked other plussers to name 5 Plussers they think should be named the 'Best of Google Plus 2012'. They nominated others based on what they think makes a really good Google Plusser - original & quality content; makes you think, laugh, & enjoy Google Plus more; engages with others; shares and helps others; etc. We got 1,308 nominations for 730 Plussers.This is the third of 3 Circle Shares of those named the 'Best of Google Plus' - this circle contains those who got 2-3 votes. These are plussers other plussers think are among the Best on Google Plus and I believe we should all circle and consider following them because other quality plussers we can trust recommend following them.Like the other circles I've curated ('Thought Provokers' & 'Plussers Who Give A Boost') you can only get in these circles on the recommendation of another plusser (no "add me" going on here). So this is a quality group that should be recognized for making Google Plus better for all of us.Let's encourage quality on G+ and the best way we can do that is to Add & Share these circles. It took some work to put this together, so the best 'thank you' you can give me (and the nominees) is to add, share and encourage your followers to do the same.Circle 1 (those who got 4+ nominations): http://goo.gl/tAePDCircle 2 (those who 2-3 nominations): http://goo.gl/7IBkVWondering who nominated you? Here's the original post to find out: http://goo.gl/0gHFk#bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus2012 #circle #circles #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #publicshare #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #addmetoyourcircles #awesomecircle #awesomeness #awesomepeople 2012-12-31 15:55:53486535266CC G+
Shells Bells5,180Best of 2012 CircleThis circle is some of the G+ awesomeness that has enriched my life this year - and I am grateful.  A while back +Sean Cowen asked what G+ has meant to us.  After watching Brene Brown's TEDTalks (http://www.ted.com/speakers/brene_brown.html) I realize that for me, G+ has been a lesson in vulnerability and courage. I have been humbled by the courage of every one of you.  I love that women post no make-up pictures and that you all speak your minds (your clever, creative, crazy & beautiful minds...). I have been blown away by the public sharing regarding topics as deep as abuse and depression - talk about vulnerability and putting yourself out there - absolutely amazing.  By doing so, you have helped others in ways you may never know.  <3Inspiration's what you are to me, inspiration, look... see.  Led Zeppelin - Thank YouYou have inspired me. (warning TL:DR personal stuff below) Oh, & I did include some new peeps.  If they're freaks, blame +Ben Zaitz.This month, I gathered some courage and let three people see me in, what was to me, a position of vulnerability.The first was a very dear friend from Elementary School.  For the past few years, I avoided HIRLing because I was ashamed of my weight and I guess I didn't want to disappoint him.  The same reason recently kept me from seeing a dear High School friend.  I saw them and each did not care that I was not perfect, they love me for me.  Mann, it was great to see their faces again, talk in person and have some non-virtual hugs.  <3I attribute this change in thinking to your responses to a July post: https://plus.google.com/115807723984369772514/posts/Ui2TQBPuELKAmong the other awesome words from you peeps, +Alvin Stearns wrote, "Never again compare yourself to others so that you make unfair and useless judgments about yourself or others.  That includes comparing yourself to you in the past."  The third was that, with your encouragement on a private post, I actually asked a guy out.  I would have never even considered doing that a year ago.  (He has a gf, so no deal, but it's all good cause he was cool.)I know these are little things, but I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.  And thank you to +matthew rappaport, Bobbi Jo Woods and +Tiffany Henry for coordinating the first NYCHIRL. Due to my kiddies, I couldn't see +Daria Musk and +Ryan Van Sickle2012-12-31 06:09:4450026231CC G+
Charles Cortes (Chuckster)2,842The Best Of 2012 – Chuck’s “The Amazing Circle” 100 Favorite GPlussers You Should Have Circled2012 has been mostly a good year for me, especially with Google+ being my social home and watching as my following grow thru out the year. I have met lots of awesome people and enjoyed some really cool upgrades to Google+. Now that the year is ending and a new one is about to start I wanted to share one of my favorite circles I call The Amazing Circle that is chock full of awesomeness. These are my top 100 favorite people to follow as they each have something that makes them special be it the awesome posts they share or the excellent comments they make. Everything from beautiful images, funny jokes and gifs, interesting articles on technology, politics and current events and also great opinions on just about any topic. These people have earned my respect even when we sometimes don’t agree. So hurry up and circle these GPlussers and watch your stream come to life. #mybest2012  2012-12-27 19:58:2410012137CC G+
Artur Mashnich16,232Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг    #ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother This is a Social Circle *Круг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+*Circle of people, with active life position in Google+#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circlesharing #publiccircle2012-12-17 18:58:0349943261CC G+
Andrey Mashnich40,357Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle  #ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother Круг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circlesharing #publiccircle2012-12-13 18:17:14496452065CC G+

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2014-08-12 05:50:36 (500 comments, 3 reshares, 19 +1s)

In the latest Times Magazine, Robert Draper profiled youngish libertarians — roughly speaking, people who combine free-market economics with permissive social views — and asked whether we might be heading for a “libertarian moment.” Well, probably not. Polling suggests that young Americans tend, if anything, to be more supportive of the case for a bigger government than their elders. But I’d like to ask a different question: Is libertarian economics at all realistic?
The answer is no. And the reason can be summed up in one word: phosphorus.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/11/opinion/paul-krugman-the-libertarian-fantasy.html?_r=0

Most reshares: 9

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2014-08-27 15:26:01 (13 comments, 9 reshares, 58 +1s)

Unless the ice is in my whisky glass.

Most plusones: 58

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2014-08-27 15:26:01 (13 comments, 9 reshares, 58 +1s)

Unless the ice is in my whisky glass.

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

Yes, I'm back in Chicago!

Yes, I'm back in Chicago!___

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

What he said

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

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

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

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

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


#PPP #Economics #Poverty ___What he said

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

Ha

___Ha

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

Put your money into causes that matter most

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

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

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

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

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2014-08-27 15:26:01 (13 comments, 9 reshares, 58 +1s)

Yes

Unless the ice is in my whisky glass.___Yes

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2014-08-27 13:21:50 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)

This looks interesting

___This looks interesting

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

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

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

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2014-08-26 04:46:52 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)

Well said

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-08-25 14:12:09 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)

Yes. Send their own kids.

News Icon Dan Rather went on CNN to speak about the continuing situation in Syria and Iraq, the dangers the world holds to journalists today – currently around 60 journalists have been kidnapped and many of them killed. He then put the chickenhawk warmongering douchebags on blast, challenging them to send their own kids if they REALLY want to go to war.

Where are the journalists like this? Ever since Fox News perverted American mainstream media we haven’t had a strong voice that is willing to speak up against the usurpation of the free press by the war-mongering profiteers that are influencing Congress towards a doctrine of perpetual war.___Yes. Send their own kids.

2014-08-25 14:06:04 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Happy Birthday +Susan Stone! Hope this is the start of a great year. Thanks for all of your posts

Happy Birthday +Susan Stone! Hope this is the start of a great year. Thanks for all of your posts___

2014-08-24 18:53:47 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

Happy Birthday +Paul Nahas! Hope this is the start of a great year

Happy Birthday +Paul Nahas! Hope this is the start of a great year___

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2014-08-19 03:21:23 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)

"Even if Michael Brown were a petty thief, this does not excuse the cold-blooded shooting death of the 18-year-old. Of course the right-wing took the robbery claim at face value, and began labeling Michael Brown as a ‘thug‘ who did not deserve due process.

But instead it looked like he was a teenager who was enjoying a few cigars which he purchased at the local store. The store owners did not claim he stole from them. Video evidence shows him paying for the cigars found on him. The police attempt to paint Michael Brown as anything but a victim is a complete and total fraud."

"Even if Michael Brown were a petty thief, this does not excuse the cold-blooded shooting death of the 18-year-old. Of course the right-wing took the robbery claim at face value, and began labeling Michael Brown as a ‘thug‘ who did not deserve due process.

But instead it looked like he was a teenager who was enjoying a few cigars which he purchased at the local store. The store owners did not claim he stole from them. Video evidence shows him paying for the cigars found on him. The police attempt to paint Michael Brown as anything but a victim is a complete and total fraud."___

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2014-08-19 03:20:18 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)

No surprise. And it means jobs, too

Kentucky is Saying Obamacare is Working

Well, Pshaw!  ;')  

“The thing I’m thrilled about most of all is that this is going to make Kentuckians so much more healthy over the long term, and it`s going to move our state so far up in the rankings we are going to leave a lot of these states in the dust that are refusing to face reality,” Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, a Democrat, told Chris Mathews last week on MSNBC’s Hardball.___No surprise. And it means jobs, too

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2014-08-19 03:17:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

I still know too many people who need these lessons

Things you aren't taught in school

Actually, a lot of sage words of advice here. That's kind of scary.___I still know too many people who need these lessons

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2014-08-19 03:05:06 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

The lawyers will get rich but none will go to the people of the town

___The lawyers will get rich but none will go to the people of the town

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2014-08-19 03:03:46 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

True

I so agree!___True

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2014-08-18 13:45:25 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 22 +1s)

+Lisa Cohen captures it perfectly. We are white and live in a different world.

From my blog today, reproduced here.

Once upon a time, I fooled myself into believing I could always keep my boys safe. It was simpler to suspend my disbelief about the real world when they were small. In those days, I could wrap them in safety gear, manage their experiences and interactions, and generally keep our lives controlled. (Of course I know - I even knew then - that this is a comfortable fiction.)

As they got older, I learned to pull back more and more, giving them longer and longer 'safety tethers' as they learned to negotiate the larger world. Suddenly, they are grown up. In two weeks, both boys will be off to college. The younger one starts as a Freshman, the older one as an upperclassmen.


It's ironic: I write stories with young teen and young adult protagonists in them. In much of my work, the characters have problematic relationships with parents and authority. And they face challenges and dangers, but none of the stories I have ever invented are as frightening to me as what I saw happen on the streets of Missouri this past week.


I certainly don't have to worry about either of my sons being abducted into the world of Faerie, having to cope with prescient visions of inner-city violence, or dealing with a space ship whose heavily damaged and paranoid AI is trying to get them killed. These are the dangers of my fictional worlds.

It's telling what I do worry about in the actual world my children inhabit: car accidents, painful relationships, disappointments. I don't worry about either of my sons getting shot by the police or considered a threat because of the way they look.  

That is what white privilege looks like.

Let me tell you what has become an amusing story in our family. If we were African American or Latino, or any other non-white minority, it might very well have ended differently and not been amusing, but a tragedy.

When my older son was a high school senior, he participated in an independent study project that released him from classes for the latter half of his year. Instead, he commuted via the 'T' every day to an inner-city community farm. His commute required that he connect in a large urban train station. One morning, he noticed two men following him through the station. He sped up. They sped up. He thought for sure he was going to be mugged and tried to get away from them, but they shouted for him to stop and finally identified themselves as undercover transit cops.

My son stopped, quite confused, wondering what he might have done wrong.

They insisted he show them ID.

Ultimately, they hadn't believed him to be a student (my son is over 6' tall and had a thick beard) and assumed he was using a student transit pass illegally. They still didn't really seem to believe him, despite him showing them all 4 years of his HS photo ID's (identifying him as a student in a well regarded suburban district). But my son is (despite being large) softly spoken, polite, and has an air of innocence/naivety about him. They all laughed and he headed to his assignment.

I didn't think of it at the time, but now I look back in horror. What if we were not white? What if he'd been wearing a hoodie? Or his pants were sagging? My son is tall. He looks intimidating from a distance. He was wearing headphones and had music on. It had taken him some time to realize the men were shouting at him. I can imagine a narrative where two cops see a black man doing something they identify as illegal, and then rushing away from them when they tell him to stop.

That's not what happened. And I hadn't even imagined any other scenario. That is what white privilege looks like.

I have the luxury of worrying about my sons' grades and if they will get enough sleep and make it to their morning classes. I worry about alcohol, not gun violence. And I don't ever even consider that either of them might get shot in the street.

We live in a community where our biggest brush with crime was a stolen bicycle. My younger son, who does not yet have his driver's license, often walks home from friends' houses late at night and I have no concern that he will be questioned by police or be the victim of crime. I have every reasonable expectation that my sons will live to graduate college. That is what white privilege looks like.

This is what we need to be talking about, in painful, frank conversations both within our own communities and outside them. We will be a 'post-racial' society only when no mother has to worry about her child making it home alive at the end of every day.___+Lisa Cohen captures it perfectly. We are white and live in a different world.

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2014-08-18 00:53:21 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)

Yes, personal touch is very important.

What Does Teaching Mean to You ?

Is it a job, a calling, what?  ___Yes, personal touch is very important.

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2014-08-18 00:50:07 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)

Not surprised, but there sure are a lot of contenders

The Worst Governors in America Report

CREW's report on the nation’s worst governors includes 18 — six of whom are the worst of the lot, six others whose conduct raises serious questions about their leadership, and six others who engaged in some action suspect enough to suggest their decisions merit close scrutiny.
 
Some governors on the list essentially turned their authority and regulatory agendas over to special interests. Others abused their office in return for gifts and campaign contributions. Many appointed donors to key positions and gutted transparency measures. All failed to live up to the public trust.
 
Until publishing its first report on the nation’s worst governors in 2010, CREW primarily focused on the ethics of federal government officials. CREW chose to look at governors because their actions have a major impact on public welfare, but state ethics issues often escape attention.
 
Now, with Washington mired in partisan gridlock, much of the legislative action takes place at the state level. As a result, it is critical that governors’ conduct be beyond reproach.

The Ringmasters:
Nathan Deal - Georgia
Paul LePage - Maine
Bob McDonnell - Virginia 
Rick Perry - Texas
Rick Scott - Florida

CREW assessed the governors based on the following criteria:

~ Corruption: Has there been outright corruption? Did a governor violate state ethics laws or campaign finance laws, or did the governor use his or her position to influence the awarding of state contracts?

~ Transparency: Did a governor block access to records that state law deems discoverable? Similarly, did the governor oppose legislation to make public records more accessible or promote measures to make government less transparent? Finally, did the governor take steps to foil transparency, such as, for instance, using private e-mail accounts for public business?

~ Partisan politics: Did a governor appear to put partisan politics above the interests of the citizens of his or her state?

~ Pressuring public officials: Has a governor attempted to pressure or intimidate other state officials in an inappropriate manner?

~ Cronyism: Did a governor abuse his or her position to reward family, friends, or major donors with state employment or other benefits?

~ Self-enrichment: Did a governor use his or her position for personal financial enrichment?

~ Scandal: Was a governor involved in a personal scandal that clearly distracted from his or her ability to govern effectively?

~ Mismanagement: Did a governor fail to discharge his or her duties responsibly and in the public interest?

CREW attempted to confine research to the governors’ actions while in office or running for office. In a few cases, however, investigations into a governor’s actions before taking office raised substantial questions or have had an impact on the governors’ ability to govern, forcing exceptions.

http://www.citizensforethics.org/worst-governors-in-america

Read the report:
http://www.citizensforethics.org/page/-/PDFs/Reports/CREW_Worst_Governors_in_America_fullreport.pdf?nocdn=1

Watch the video:
The Worst Governors in America___Not surprised, but there sure are a lot of contenders

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2014-08-17 15:27:31 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)

Self regulation doesn't work

To get one fuel they use another fuel in hydraulic fracturing operations (frack)

It seems there's no government agency to monitor this.

"The report, published this week by the Environmental Integrity Project, found that between 2010 and July 2014 at least 351 wells were fracked by 33 different companies using diesel fuels without a permit. The Integrity Project, an environmental organization based in Washington, D.C., said it used the industry-backed database, FracFocus, to identify violations and to determine the records had been retroactively amended by the companies to erase the evidence."___Self regulation doesn't work

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2014-08-17 15:22:00 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 34 +1s)

Yep. I'm old.

___Yep. I'm old.

2014-08-17 15:20:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

Happy Birthday +Tessa Schlesinger! Hope this is the start of a really great year.

Happy Birthday +Tessa Schlesinger! Hope this is the start of a really great year.___

2014-08-17 02:00:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

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2014-08-16 15:38:38 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 54 +1s)

Happy Caturday

Cat Comic
http://sarahcandersen.com/post/94249292739___Happy Caturday

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2014-08-15 13:52:44 (20 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)

A very true summary of what it really takes

Ten factors that contribute to success, and hard work isn't one of them.

1. Born in the right country in the right moment in history. If you were born in central Africa ten years ago to a mother with HIV, no matter how hard you tried, you probably wouldn’t get much food or medical treatment, so no amount of effort on your part would have resulted in an extended life, a good job, a marriage, or much else.

2. Born to the right parents with the right genes. While there is a constant nature/nurture argument, scientists working with twins and triplets are pretty certain that some things, like intelligence, are genetic. So if you won the genetic lottery and you were born with an awesome talent, looks, plenty of energy to work long hours, and some brains to boot, you’re on your way to certain success.

3. Born in prosperous circumstances. Early education and resources develop talent, brain, and provide opportunities for an early start. These are not available to those born in poverty. In a competitive world, it's the guy who gets there first that wins. 

4. Born at a time when talents and ability fitted with opportunities in one’s geographical location. There are plenty of historical figures who discovered much that was rediscovered, but because the people around them were still superstitious, etc. they were not able to promote and benefit by their knowledge and skill.

5. Facilities to develop one’s skills. If one is born with a talent for ballet dancing, and there are no ballet dancing schools in one’s geographical location, and one’s parent’s cannot afford to move, then the talent is never developed. To quote from Gray’s Elegy, “Full many a rose is born to blush unseen, and waste its sweetness on the desert air.”

6. One has available time. Many awesome things need time, and that time is not available to everybody. They may have to work 60 hours a week just to support a crippled spouse, a dying mother, or more. Wilbur Smith’s wife worked when he quit his job as a journalist to write full time. Bill Gates had his full board paid for by his parents and worked in their garage.

7. One has the right teachers. The difference between success and failures often has to do with been taught solid foundation skills. Many people spend their lives working with erroneous information supplied to them courtesy of an inferior education or an ignorant parent/boss.

8. Parents who are supportive or who are able to provide sufficient opportunity to develop children’s abilities. This does not mean that there is no dysfunction in the home. It just means that there was sufficient opportunity for the child to grow in the areas necessary to succeed.

9. The right connections make succeeding a lot easier than those with no connections at all. When one moves in circles where it’s easy or possible to meet the kind of people who can help one move forward, it’s one more factor on the pathway to success. People who through the wrong religion, the wrong skin color, the wrong friends, etc. don’t have those connections first have to try to make them. So they have a further path to travel.

10. Sufficient safety or security to be able to work without anxiety. Studies have shown that people who are caught in a poverty trap have their mind working overtime in the background, thus draining them of the energy necessary to invest in creativity and resolve problems.___A very true summary of what it really takes

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2014-08-15 02:54:27 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 25 +1s)

Such good, sensible news. Violence begets more violence

___Such good, sensible news. Violence begets more violence

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2014-08-14 15:06:37 (29 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s)

Can I change? For 20+ years I've had a side-by-side refrigerator. Yesterday this arrived. Gotta figure our a tall shelf for open wine bottles. Gotta get used to the freezer bibs on the bottom. First world problem.

Can I change? For 20+ years I've had a side-by-side refrigerator. Yesterday this arrived. Gotta figure our a tall shelf for open wine bottles. Gotta get used to the freezer bibs on the bottom. First world problem.___

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2014-08-14 04:08:26 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)

Thanks +Kent Goertzen - an excellent article.

If you are at all interested in American history or in understanding its modern politics, you should read this article. Despite what you might think from the title, it's not primarily about the modern Tea Party, but about the history of the Civil War and Reconstruction, both the versions which many of us were taught in school and the versions which rather deliberately weren't taught. 

The article itself is brief, but is richly sourced and links to many other important articles on the subject. One text which it doesn't link, but which I also highly recommend, is Amar's America's Constitution: A Biography, an extraordinary work about the history of how the Constitution has developed from its earliest history to the present day. In particular, Amar's book discusses the rather complex history of the Second Amendment, and how its interpretation changed after the Civil War, from being focused on "regulated militias" to independent gun ownership as a way for people to protect themselves from things that the government refused to protect them from -- that is, political changes which they could not accept.

Via +Colm Buckley and +Valdis Kletnieks.___Thanks +Kent Goertzen - an excellent article.

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2014-08-13 14:17:14 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)

Yep, almost all women would qualify

17 Signs That You'd Qualify as a Witch in 1692. "Are you a woman of any kind? If so, you are probably one of the devil’s many hell brides." http://shar.es/1n5zl9 ___Yep, almost all women would qualify

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2014-08-13 14:11:23 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 35 +1s)

What great news

Maryam Mirzakhani won the Fields medal yesterday.

As a child in Tehran, she didn't intend to become a mathematician - she just wanted to read every book she could find!  She also watched television biographies of famous women like Marie Curie and Helen Keller.  She started wanting to do something great... maybe become a writer.

She finished elementary school while the Iran-Iraq war was ending, and took a test that got her into a special middle school for girls.  She did poorly in math her first year, and it undermined her confidence.  “I lost my interest in math," she said.

But the next year she had a better teacher, and she fell in love with the subject.  She and a friend became the first women on Iranian math Olympiad team.  She won a gold medal the first year, and got a perfect score the next year.

After getting finishing her undergraduate work at Sharif University in Tehran in 1999, she went on to grad school at Harvard.  There she met Curtis McMullen, a Fields medalist who works on hyperbolic geometry and related topics.

Hyperbolic geometry is about curved surfaces where the angles of a triangle add up to less than 180 degrees, like the surface of a saddle.  It's more interesting than Euclidean geometry, or the geometry of a sphere.  One reason is that if you have a doughnut-shaped thing with 2 or more holes, there are many ways to give it a hyperbolic geometry where its curvature is the same at each point.  These shapes stand at the meeting-point of many roads in math.  They are simple enough that we can understand them in amazing detail - yet complicated enough to provoke endless study.

Maryam Mirzakhani took a course from McMullen and started asking him lots of questions.  “She had a sort of daring imagination,” he later said.  “She would formulate in her mind an imaginary picture of what must be going on, then come to my office and describe it. At the end, she would turn to me and say, ‘Is it right?’ I was always very flattered that she thought I would know.”

Here's a question nobody knew the answer to.  If an ant walks on a flat Euclidean plane never turning right or left, it'll move along a straight line and never get back where it started.  If it does this on a sphere, it will get back where it started: it will go around a circle.  If it does this on a hyperbolic surface, it may or may not get back where it started.  If it gets back to where it started, facing the same direction, the curve it moves along is called a closed geodesic.  

The ant can go around a closed geodesic over and over.  But say we let it go around just once: then we call its path a simple closed geodesic.    We can measure the length of this curve.  And we can ask: how many simple closed geodesics are there with length less than some number L?

There are always only finitely many - unlike on the sphere, where the ant can march off in any direction and get back where it started after a certain distance.  But how many?

In her Ph.D. thesis, Mirzakhani figured out a formula for how many.  It's not an exact formula, just an 'asymptotic' one, an approximation that becomes good when L becomes large.  She showed the number of simple closed geodesics of length less than L is asymptotic to some number times L to the power 6g-6, where g is the number of holes in your doughnut. 

She boiled her proof down to a 29-page argument, which was published in one of the most prestigious math journals:

• Maryam Mirzakhani, Growth of the number of simple closed geodesics on hyperbolic surfaces, Annals of Mathematics 168 (2008), 97–125, http://annals.math.princeton.edu/wp-content/uploads/annals-v168-n1-p03.pdf.

This is a classic piece of math: simple yet deep.  The statement is simple, but the proof uses many branches of math that meet at this crossroads. 

What matters is not just knowing that the statement is true: it's the new view of reality you gain by understanding why it's true.   I don't understand why this particular result is true, but I know that's how it works.  For example, her ideas also gave here a new proof of a conjecture by the physicist Edward Witten, which came up in his work on string theory!  

This is just one of the first things Mirzakhani did.  She's now a professor at Stanford.

"I don't have any particular recipe," she said.  "It is the reason why doing research is challenging as well as attractive. It is like being lost in a jungle and trying to use all the knowledge that you can gather to come up with some new tricks, and with some luck you might find a way out."

She has a lot left to think about.  There are problems she has been thinking about for more than a decade. "And still there’s not much I can do about them," she said.

"I can see that without being excited mathematics can look pointless and cold. The beauty of mathematics only shows itself to more patient followers."

I got some of my quotes from here:

http://www.simonsfoundation.org/quanta/20140812-a-tenacious-explorer-of-abstract-surfaces/

and some from here:

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/aug/13/interview-maryam-mirzakhani-fields-medal-winner-mathematician

They're both fun to read.

#spnetwork doi:10.4007/annals.2008.168.97 #geometry #mustread___What great news

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2014-08-13 14:09:54 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

Who will clean their. Condos? Park their cars?

___Who will clean their. Condos? Park their cars?

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2014-08-13 02:32:37 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 55 +1s)

What a combination. Jeff Beck (playing now) and ZZ Top playing at the Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA

What a combination. Jeff Beck (playing now) and ZZ Top playing at the Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA___

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2014-08-12 19:26:46 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)

(The onion rocks)

(The onion rocks)___

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2014-08-12 05:50:36 (500 comments, 3 reshares, 19 +1s)

Yes, fantasy

In the latest Times Magazine, Robert Draper profiled youngish libertarians — roughly speaking, people who combine free-market economics with permissive social views — and asked whether we might be heading for a “libertarian moment.” Well, probably not. Polling suggests that young Americans tend, if anything, to be more supportive of the case for a bigger government than their elders. But I’d like to ask a different question: Is libertarian economics at all realistic?
The answer is no. And the reason can be summed up in one word: phosphorus.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/11/opinion/paul-krugman-the-libertarian-fantasy.html?_r=0___Yes, fantasy

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2014-08-11 01:58:53 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 50 +1s)

I'm only in the 6th row but you probably can't see David Sanborn, the headliner at today's San Jose Jazz. A wonderful
Day. Fantastic concerts all day long. Perfect weather - about 80 degrees. Life is good.

I'm only in the 6th row but you probably can't see David Sanborn, the headliner at today's San Jose Jazz. A wonderful
Day. Fantastic concerts all day long. Perfect weather - about 80 degrees. Life is good.___

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2014-08-10 22:31:46 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

Yes. This is so well done

This is SO well done!___Yes. This is so well done

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2014-08-10 21:06:49 (12 comments, 4 reshares, 21 +1s)

Total bs

More on Oprah-Dr. Oz's Nonsense

Vox.com: ""Ninety percent of the stuff that (Dr. Oz) is claiming will boost your metabolism has zero scientific evidence behind it," said Dr. Jensen. "The 10 percent that does, the increase in metabolism you would get from it is so small that in a million years you're not going to have an effect on weight."

... "So even though you can't control the speed of your metabolism, you can control how many calories you eat and what you burn through physical activity. When people ask Dr. Jensen how to boost their metabolisms, he tells them "go for a walk." That's something raspberry ketones just won't do. And it's free."___Total bs

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2014-08-10 18:04:28 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

Another flas from the past. I used to own this record

#SundaySillies  

Tom Lehrer - Poisoning Pigeons In The Park___Another flas from the past. I used to own this record

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2014-08-10 17:59:36 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)

Have you ever heard the original version. Of this song?

#SundaySillies

Lonnie Donegan - Does Your Chewing Gum Lose it's Flavour?___Have you ever heard the original version. Of this song?

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2014-08-10 17:53:02 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)

An editorial by David Suzuki.

Quote: Fortunately, most people don’t buy irrational attempts to disavow science. A Forum Research poll found 81 per cent of Canadians accept the reality of global warming, and 58 per cent agree it’s mostly human-caused. An Ipsos MORI poll found that, although the U.S. has a higher number of climate change deniers than 20 countries surveyed, 54 per cent of Americans believe in human-caused climate change. (Research also shows climate change denial is most prevalent in English-speaking countries, especially in areas “served” by media outlets owned by Rupert Murdoch, who rejects climate science.)

It’s time to shift attention from those who sow doubt and confusion, either out of ignorance or misanthropic greed, to those who want to address a real, serious problem. The BBC has the right idea, instructing its reporters to improve accuracy bygiving less a... more »

An editorial by David Suzuki.

Quote: Fortunately, most people don’t buy irrational attempts to disavow science. A Forum Research poll found 81 per cent of Canadians accept the reality of global warming, and 58 per cent agree it’s mostly human-caused. An Ipsos MORI poll found that, although the U.S. has a higher number of climate change deniers than 20 countries surveyed, 54 per cent of Americans believe in human-caused climate change. (Research also shows climate change denial is most prevalent in English-speaking countries, especially in areas “served” by media outlets owned by Rupert Murdoch, who rejects climate science.)

It’s time to shift attention from those who sow doubt and confusion, either out of ignorance or misanthropic greed, to those who want to address a real, serious problem. The BBC has the right idea, instructing its reporters to improve accuracy by giving less air time to people with anti-science views, including climate change deniers.
Solutions exist, but every delay makes them more difficult and costly. ___

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2014-08-10 01:16:46 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 37 +1s)

Now listening to Dixieland Jazz. Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning!

Now listening to Dixieland Jazz. Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning!___

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2014-08-09 23:41:15 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)

I've been at the San Jose Jazz Festival since noon. Now over at Gordon Biersch with a front row seat for Legally Blue. See the guitar player? 20 years ago I worked for him - Aart DeGeuss, CEO of Synopsys and a mean guitar player.

I've been at the San Jose Jazz Festival since noon. Now over at Gordon Biersch with a front row seat for Legally Blue. See the guitar player? 20 years ago I worked for him - Aart DeGeuss, CEO of Synopsys and a mean guitar player.___

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2014-08-09 02:38:02 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 46 +1s)

At San Jose Jazz. Bootsy Collins. Funky.

At San Jose Jazz. Bootsy Collins. Funky.___

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2014-08-08 18:56:09 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 22 +1s)

Yes. The Bush ideas were hopelessly naive and created this horrible situation.

___Yes. The Bush ideas were hopelessly naive and created this horrible situation.

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2014-08-08 18:46:47 (13 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s)

Joined a new gym and look what's next door! Yea, this is going to help me lose weight.

Joined a new gym and look what's next door! Yea, this is going to help me lose weight.___

2014-08-07 13:50:20 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Happy Birthday +Ron Dobbs! Hope this is the start of a great year.

Happy Birthday +Ron Dobbs! Hope this is the start of a great year.___

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2014-08-07 02:30:55 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 44 +1s)

My car had a bad day today. Seemed perfectly healthy yesterday, but today it started missing and a warning light went on about a mike from work. Had it towed to the Acura dealer and will get it back Friday after I give them about $2500. This is the first big problem after 110,000 miles and almost 10 years. Driving a loaner RLX and boy, it's huge! Will be glad to get mine back.

My car had a bad day today. Seemed perfectly healthy yesterday, but today it started missing and a warning light went on about a mike from work. Had it towed to the Acura dealer and will get it back Friday after I give them about $2500. This is the first big problem after 110,000 miles and almost 10 years. Driving a loaner RLX and boy, it's huge! Will be glad to get mine back.___

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2014-08-05 19:29:07 (28 comments, 6 reshares, 29 +1s)

Thanks +Jay Weixelbaum. Who can argue with these classifications?

___Thanks +Jay Weixelbaum. Who can argue with these classifications?

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2014-08-05 01:30:24 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 25 +1s)

What a great idea!

Stop Whatever You Are Doing and Give Someone Nearby a Kiss___What a great idea!

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