Login now

Not your profile? Login and get free access to your reports and analysis.

Tags

Sign in

No tag added here yet.
You can login on CircleCount to add some tags here.

Are you missing a tag in the list of available tags? You can suggest new tags here.

Login now

Do you want to see a more detailed chart? Check your settings and define your favorite chart type.

Or click here to get the detailed chart only once.

Paula Jones has been shared in 145 public circles

You can see here the 50 latest shared circles.
If this is your profile, you can check your dashboard to see all shared circles you have been included.

AuthorFollowersDateUsers in CircleCommentsReshares+1Links
John Wood14,205If you received a notification, please reshare to your circles If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this postIf you would like to be removed from future circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future.#topofthepeople   #influencermarketing  #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday  #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle2014-09-17 10:38:20500525564
Tessa Schlesinger21,767This is my inner core circle  - the people from whom I share frequently. Sometimes, if someone hasn't been posting for a while, I will put them into another circle. I divide my circles into:1. Inner core ; people whose posts I share more often than others.2. Engagers: people with whom I engage and visa versa.3. My science circle. Geeky info that I like to read.4. My temporary circle; when I try out new people.2014-08-30 16:22:3688534
Kerpi Burgan4,490#awesome #awesomepeople #chadwick #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #community #followback #followers #gplus #influence #leadership #public #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #ripples #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #socialmedia #theplus #tcs #team #круги   2014-08-28 10:13:33453405
Nick Warner645Check out these awesome Crowdfunders2014-08-07 16:05:31470001
Hadrian Micciche20,993All of my posts today are shared from some of the people I follow. They may not have me in their circles, but I don't care. I want to see what they post and almost always find it informative and entertaining. These select few are in this circle.People who have either shared my posts, commented on them, or both, are also included. These are people who have engaged with my content and are likely to do the same for you. All of these folks are worthy of being added to your circles.Want to be added ? I don't do the typical "plus, comment, and share this circle" circle jerk. You know, of course, that folks always include themselves in a shared circle. I don't need you to indiscriminately promote me by sharing this circle. Just share or comment on any post of mine you find worthy and you'll be added to my circles. Offer void where prohibited by you posting:1. Only shares of other people's posts. I need to see original content, please.2. Blind links AKA link litter -- that is, not providing any commentary with your posts.3. Too many cat pictures -- if only done sparingly and other posts are informative and entertaining, no problemo.4. Too many pictures of your lunch, your overstarched shorts, or other inanities. That's what Facebook is for. :)5. Too many memes.6. Too many cat pictures. 7. Too many cat pictures.(Did I mention cat pictures?)8. Slurs or slander about LGBT folk, racism, sexism...9. Mistaking your fears for reality.10. Mistaking reality as a left-wing conspiracy.Yes, I'm a picky SOB --  but know this. None of the people in this circle do any of that stuff. Want to add people who have been vetted, have engaging content, and will engage with yours? Add this circle. 2014-07-13 16:53:56216223
Becky Collins12,812Small Business Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-08 05:12:1542311513
Ole Olson46,666This is my original circle of progressives on G+. Add it for some hard hitting, unapologetic political information geared toward activating forward progress in America. 2014-06-28 03:56:553636518
nery secy1,333+nery secy best shared share circle daily of the world best today circle nice beautfil super perfect best share circle#sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   #circleoftheday   #circledaily   #nicecircle   #photography   #photographer   #bestphotographer   #topphotographer   #AddCircle   #FindCircles   #awesome   2014-06-28 00:27:04457316
Len Raleigh3,122This is my June 2014 Google+ Engagers CircleIncluded in this #circle  are people and pages that have made my G+ experience a great one! This circle contains people and pages that over the last couple of weeks have been active and +1, post, and engage here on Google+, either on my stream or in other places on Google+ that I am active in. If you are in this circle chances are you will find others that you will want to circle. Please share this circle if it will benefit your followers or people who’d like to get more active on Google+. If you’d like to be included just be active, as I’ll make another circle soon. And of course if you’d like to be removed just send me a PM and I’ll take you out of the circle. Thank you plussers!2014-06-17 19:57:2711627947
Kylie Jenner743GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 7   -  *Share the circle* *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared 2014-06-02 14:49:5930810312
Maria Morisot31,250Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle01 June, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-06-01 13:53:3330098102124
John Nuntiatio37,043#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #tennis #golf #photography #health #weightloss 2014-05-23 10:06:26444476
Circle Network5,303Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                              119This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!Circle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle  Circlenetwork CircleNetworking IPNetwork NetworkingCircles2014-05-17 19:29:12501496584
Hadrian Micciche20,273In this Circle: EngagersWhat are the most annoying platitudes? There’s no "I" in Team? Good things come to those who wait? It was meant to be? Time heals all wounds?Who are the people worth circling? These people. Why? Because everything happens for a reason. No wait, thats not it. Let's try again.They post interesting, original content. They share and comment on mine. They are likely to do the same with yours. Engagers and in my circles. They can be in yours too.As a platitudinous man once said: Listening is hearing with insights. Don't just hear but listen and connect!  Ugg.Use the circle. Share it. Be platitude free.2014-05-09 02:26:2720482114
Tessa Schlesinger20,569This is the circle of people I follow. I am not in it (so I'm not promoting myself). I follow them because they are interesting, sincere, have good stuff. Some of them have been here with me from day one.  They don't always interact every day, but I think it really depends on what you're looking for on G+. If you want people to interact with you, well, nobody can interact with everybody who adds them. There just isn't enough time to do that. On the other hand, if you'd like to read someone because they present informative, interesting, entertaining stuff, then this circle is interesting. I think it would appeal to atheists, agnostics, people who love beauty, travel, occasional humor, who are visual, intellectual, thinkers, humanist, and/or liberal. :)2014-05-08 15:31:52186503
Sinta Riani517This is a good circle. all of account on this circle is OnNow you can ADD People From this CircleBefor you ADD This people to your Circle, You must Vote g+ on my Blog please.> vote g+ on this link : https://plusone.google.com/u/0/_/+1/fastbutton?count=true&url=http://blog-kangramzi.blogspot.com/> After that. You can add this people to your CircleThank you#vote #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles   #shared   #circle #voteg+?2014-04-17 10:16:50501447
Irina Sadokhina19,423Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle   . This #circle    is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle   . Apr. 21st, just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circlecirclecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #circleshare   #hyperball   #plusmastermind   #crazycircles   #circleoftheweek  2014-04-14 16:53:094558052121
Irina Sadokhina18,499Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle  . This #circle is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle   . Apr. 14th, just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circleshare   #circlescirclescircles   #circlecircle   #circlecirclecircle   #circles   #hyperball   #plusmastermind   #crazycircles  2014-04-08 12:47:424927248106
Irina Sadokhina17,311Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle  . This #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle . Apr. 7th, just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circlecirclecircle   #circles   #circlescirclescircles   #circleshared   #crazycircles   #hyperball   #plusmastermind   #circleoftheweek  2014-03-31 18:07:204536655108
Irina Sadokhina16,720Hello my dear friends!!! This is my weekly #mondaycircle  . This #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last mondaycircle . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle    on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next  #mondaycircle   , March 31st. just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circlecirclecircle   #circlecirclecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #hyperball   #crazycircles   #plusmastermind   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheweek   #circleoftheday  2014-03-24 18:59:534707753123
Irina Sadokhina15,346Hello my dear friends!!!HELLO! This is my weekly  #mondaycircle . This  #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last  #mondaycircle . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome  #circle   on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next  #mondaycircle   , March 17th just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circlecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #hyperball   #rustyball   #crazycircles   #plusmastermind  2014-03-11 16:53:09467695295
Lucy Tran0HELLO! This circle is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last. Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my circle  just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!2014-03-04 10:57:18480301
Irina Sadokhina14,526Hello my dear friends!!!HELLO! This is my weekly #mondaycircle    . This #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome #circle      on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle  just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #crazycircles  2014-03-03 20:51:314798589130
Hertzer Tsaitwase788Sekali klik, teman google plus jadi bertambah.Ini merupakan circle spesial saya, dimana orang di dalam sini merupakan bule dan memiliki potensi aktif di google plus.Mau akun anda ada di dalamnya? Anda boleh bergabung dengan kami dengan memenuhi syarat di bawah ini :Syarat Gabung :> Akun google plus aktif (yang akan dioptimasi)> Harus mau +1 dan share ulang postingan shared circlenya> Harus follow google plus saya (agar saya mudah mengenali akun dan memantaunya, saya juga akan follow balik kalian)Syarat Pendukung :> Membuat artikel mengenai "cara memperbanyak followers google plus" dan diberi link ke url shared circle (saya ada materinya untuk diposting dan boleh copas artikel saya)=====================================================Jika merasa sanggup dengan semua syarat di atas, silahkan daftarkan diri anda.Cara Gabung :> Klik tambahkan orang dan buat lingkarang baru> Follow google plus saya> +1 dan share post ini>  komen dengan hastag #addmetosharedcircle  #Sharedcircle   #circle   #publiccircle  2014-01-27 16:17:5747920923
Ole Olson38,548٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶If you're looking for some of the BEST engagers on Google+, this is it.Top notch commentary, good content support, and some out of this world posts to boot. =========================================I sculpted this circle personally over the last year, and this is it's first full release. The Top Engagers is guaranteed to make your G+ experience better. =========================================    #publicsharedcircles       #publiccircle       #circle         #circles    #thebigcommunity   #kingcircle #topcircleshare   #awesome       #awesomepeople       #shareyourcircle    #circleoftheday         #circleshare       #circlesharing           #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-01-27 09:48:552507811
Artur M.36,283circle of people, with active life position in Google+Круг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.2014-01-25 13:12:34481431263
Mikhail Petrovsky61,653Good morning / evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг / This social circle #EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-12 05:09:15480371870
Artur M.34,610A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.#forfriends  2014-01-11 15:17:52474451767
Marc Section487Enrich your stream with the new CONTENT-CREATORSs CIRCLE #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  2014-01-09 06:34:05500303538
Circle Distribution0And then there was the RANDOMNESS #CircleOfRandomness 7.0 (7.1 & 7.2 will follow this circle share over the next couple of days).(Not to be confused with #CircleYouShare  which will be revamped separately, hopefully based on equal shares to individuals)Just because I think #YoureAwseome and/or new to G+ and need a little shove into the swing of things, I have included you in this random circle share.So yeah, if you're in this circle I'd like it if you shared it. Why? Because YOU deserve to be shared... so yeah, share it!#FriendsShareFriends   #SnowballEffect   #YoureAwesome    #AlteredDNAFsF #CircleOfRandomness   #CircleYouShare  #AlteredDNACircleSharingSupport Here: http://goo.gl/fWrJj52014-01-09 02:13:3649618397110
Armando Lioss39,653“Active Engagers Shared Circle” 6.0Also known as the “Circle of Rivals” conformed by G+ users ready to stand for their points of view in an educated discussion and/or extending the discussion to their own streams... if you are looking into making your stream more dynamic, these are the guys you want to include... they are a diverse bunch of great plussers that includes liberals, progressives, conservatives, libertarians, religious, agnostics, atheists… from all around the world.In this shared circle you will find some interesting people to add to your circles, all of these G+ users currently actively engage my stream as well as other G+ users posts, so you can be sure they are getting involved in the Google Plus community.This “Active Engagers Shared Circle” version has been built with an improved algorithm that will filter occasional users and those that use hate speech or other nuisances to the common user. The main purpose of this series of Shared Circles is to expose new G+ users that are active engagers, but you may find even first generation ones in them.If you do not wish to be included in my future shared circles, please let me know with a comment to this post. I will remove you from any future shared circle I create, but I will keep you in my G+ circles.For TIPS TO GET PEOPLE TO CIRCLE YOU you may want to check:https://plus.google.com/u/0/111635150542674847021/posts/Q6c3ikBhdT3Thank you for your help making Google Plus adventure and exhilarating one… #activeusers   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #commenters   #topcircles  #circlesunday  PS: I don’t necessarily share or identify with the views of these G+ users, in fact with some of them we have completely antagonistic points of view and dissimilar interests…2013-11-12 20:19:27348191523
Tessa Schlesinger12,664These are the people I follow. If you would like to follow these people, feel free. There is no guarantee that they will add you if you do. You will be following them because you would like to hear what they have to say. There is no need to plus it, add a comment, and then share it in order for you to be added to some new circle which will be shared. This is the way we shared circles for the first two years. So feel free to add, or not. And I'm not in it so it isn't promoting myself. It's a gift to you, if you would like it. And, I suppose it's a gift to those who are in the circle that I freely give with no expectation of return.2013-11-03 12:52:17133335
Brian Wolfe22,328I haven't shared a circle in a long time. Maybe too long.Anyways.. Here is the circle that my browser spends the most time on.   Just in case I become a petulant child and walk away (not that I'm planning on doing so , just in case.)2013-08-22 05:36:251941335
Uniikii0Uniikii's networking #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   #sharedcircles                 #2013-08-14 15:07:53483309
Domus Vitae Inc.153Shared Circle of #entrepreneurs  www.domusvitae.ca   #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   2013-08-05 19:31:504824114
Laura Tomaja895Let's try this again:  This is my circle of those with whom I interact the most.  Not including photographers. :)2013-07-22 22:12:43154905
Stephanie Calahan1,218FABULOUS WOMEN ON G+ Part 4 of 4My goal was to crowd-source a list of Fabulous Woman on G+ that are Actively posting and Engaging on Google+.  I had originally expected maybe 50 names.  Much to my surprise and , I received over 400+ comments filled with love and positive energy to help curate this list of well over 1491 beautiful people. I would say this was a success and now I'm sharing with everyone PUBLIC.  I hope you will share it far and wide too.  #Google+ will only allow me to share 500 at a time, so the list has been broken down in to 4 circles.  Groups 1-4 do not indicate any specific preference to any woman.  I would have shared one massive circle if I was allowed.Fabulous Women on G+ Part 1 Can be found here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/Srvv4xzeuYmFabulous Women on G+ Part 2 Can be found here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/DRFwReXQvbFFabulous Women on G+ Part 3 Can be found here:https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/7wiyEUFuKsHWhat You Can Do Now------------------------------------* Add these circles to your own circles by pressing the "View shared circle" button below. Then you can either add it to an existing circle of yours or add it as a new circle by giving it a new name. I've labeled mine "Fabulous Women on G+".  (You won't be able to see the circle on mobile or ipad -- you must be on a desktop or laptop.)  See other G+ quirks below.* Once you've added it, I recommend visiting the stream for this circle and browsing through it to see what you find interesting, encouraging, and enlightening. Then, share some love by commenting, +1ing or sharing the posts of your sisters!* Please note, this is a very diverse group of women.  You're likely to see some people in these circles who will see, understand, or experience things differently than you.  They may or may not share your similar interests.  With that in mind, a few suggestions:     -- If you disagree with someone's views, you can very easily remove them from your circle.     -- Please post public vs to these circles directly.  Each of us has separate preferences on notifications and we want to lift one another up, not bog down notifications.  I hope you all see some increased activity, make some new and inspired connections, and lift one another up as we share each other's brilliance.#fabwomenonG+If You Received Notification About this Circle--------------------------------------------------------------------If you're getting a notification about this it's because you've been identified me or others in the circle as a Fabulous Woman on G+ that is Actively posting and Engaging here.  Original Post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/HHzp7g9aW9tI thought you would want to know that you have been identified as someone the G+ community should connect with!  I don't send out notifications unless it is 100% warranted. G+ Quirky Things to Note----------------------------------------* Google+ has a daily limit of 500 for adding people to your circles. If you haven't added 50 people or more today, you should be fine to add one of the circles daily.2013-06-09 22:47:5043927622
Too Big Has Failed135Our circle of highly interactive people on the topic of Wall Street corruption. This circle has nearly doubled since the last time we shared it, and we hope it will double again. These are good people to add if you want 1) interaction and 2) Wall Street reform. Let us know if we inadvertently missed you, and we'll add you to the circle!2013-05-22 20:28:26132617
Ole Olson14,742Leaders of Google+ in #progressive   #politics  Add this circle for a well vetted collection of thought leaders that post a high degree of quality political content. The focalizers here are also excellent engagers. I have been sculpting this circle since G+ began. Other public circles I've shared that you might like:The Top 50 Progressives Circle on G+https://plus.google.com/111051039748078110427/posts/PETHgTMqpcDVisual and/or Fun content https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/DbBUtg3f8q8Top Science Circle https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/WYqn7FXjsAmProgressive Media on G+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/1t3HVRfNhuCForward Thinking Journalists on Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/4h7jniYWcxaMy Top Circler Circle https://plus.google.com/111051039748078110427/posts/cjSWip8ayqH #Liberal   #Green   #SharedPublicCircles   #Occupy   #CircleOfTheDay   #Environment   #PublicCircle   #activism   #CircleSharing   #Unions   #Feminism   #HumanRights   #LGBT   #secular   #science  2013-05-21 17:23:0549516413
Hadrian Micciche7,927The Engagers ◦ Level 3: ☛ The Plus PeopleA circle of people who have regularly engaged with my posts by giving them a plus. Unlike many shared circles, these folks are vetted engagers -- plus they are all way cool. Add and engage with them, and they may do the same. Please feel free to re-share2013-04-27 01:26:31119605
Danial Hallock6,197The Three Hundred"Completed" CopyAs most of you probably know by now, I have been working on a #circlemanagement  project for quite some time now, in which I sought to increase the vetting process that occurs when I add people to my circles.  As most of you also know, I've been absolutely swamped and have barely had time to share content (let alone post my own or curate circles), so it's taken me a while to get here.However, after only six months to the day (lucky coincidence) I've managed to finish what I would consider a mostly-complete copy of this circle.  You can see the vetting process and the history of it here (http://goo.gl/kqE8h), and as always I encourage you to add and share this circle as you see fit!If you're notified, you're in it!  If you do not wish to be included in any future circle shares, please let me know via private message. #circleshare   #sharingiscaring   #engagers  2013-04-20 13:17:463019914101
Ole Olson12,447This is my main political circle. It contains people that post a high ratio of left leaning political content. If you are not progressively inclined and would like to be removed from this circle, please let me know.  #SharedCircles   #Liberal   #progressive   #politics  2013-04-12 16:31:0349016213
Ole Olson11,096The Top 50 Progressives Circle on G+  This is the best of the best forward thinkers that I've found here on Google+. To be in this very small circle, I've set a few basic guidelines:1. High quality and volume of progressively oriented political posts from a variety of sources and topics2. Long history of activism on G+ and steady activity3. Strong Engagment (+1's, shares, comments) on other people's posts  I'm pretty sure I've missed out on a lot of folks that should be in this circle, but this is the best I can do for the time being, so don't feel slighted if you're not in there. This is a work in progress, but I can guarantee that you will enjoy adding this circle.  #Gplus   #Politics   #progressive   #liberal   #activism   #SharedCircles  2013-03-18 17:30:17589312
Artur M.15,584Круг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+Circle of people, with active life position in Google+#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circlesharing #publiccircle2013-01-25 07:34:1049528344
Slavo Herman180I'd like to share with you the circle in which a little surprisingly I discovered my name. It is a circle with people who got one nomination to "Best of Google Plus 2012" created as the Circle No. 3 by +Kurt Smith.(He also created two more circles, No. 1 and 2, containing people with more nominations - you can find them at http://goo.gl/tAePD and http://goo.gl/7IBkV respectively :)2013-01-07 16:40:4448423115
Lubna Imran02013-01-04 17:04:31143508
Trever McGhee18,273+Take2seconds to click the add button on this circle!Last week +Kurt Smith asked people to name 5 people they thought should be named the 'Best of Google Plus 2012'.  He received 1,308 nominations for 730 Plussers.We were honored to be among them, so we've created two circles to honor those chosen.This is the second of 2 circles from that list.Their all worthy of a follow .. a circle  to see what they bring to your stream.Check them out for a week...keep the ones that you like at the end of the week and then put the rest aside for another time :-))))People always ask me to add them or another person to the next circle when I share circles from other people to help them connect with others...Well I can't add you to their circle but what I can do is create another circle for you.So if you would like to be in the next one or would like to recommend someone,1st. please leave a comment of why you or they should be in the next circle, why people should circle you back.2nd. please share this circle to the public stream to help these people connect with others.I'll create a circle once a week with your suggestion.P.S. if your in the above circle and would like to be in the next one, just let me know. #bestofgoogleplus   #bestofgoogleplus2012   #circle   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedmycircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publicshare   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomecircle   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle  +Circles 2013-01-02 20:58:1649052430
Kurt Smith21,124Here's The 'Best of Google Plus 2012' Circle Share (Circle 3 of 3)Last week I asked other plussers to name 5 Plussers they think should be named the 'Best of Google Plus 2012'. They nominated others based on what they think makes a really good Google Plusser - original & quality content; makes you think, laugh, & enjoy Google Plus more; engages with others; shares and helps others; etc. We got 1,308 nominations for 730 Plussers.This is the third of 3 Circle Shares of those named the 'Best of Google Plus' - this circle contains those who got 2-3 votes. These are plussers other plussers think are among the Best on Google Plus and I believe we should all circle and consider following them because other quality plussers we can trust recommend following them.Like the other circles I've curated ('Thought Provokers' & 'Plussers Who Give A Boost') you can only get in these circles on the recommendation of another plusser (no "add me" going on here). So this is a quality group that should be recognized for making Google Plus better for all of us.Let's encourage quality on G+ and the best way we can do that is to Add & Share these circles. It took some work to put this together, so the best 'thank you' you can give me (and the nominees) is to add, share and encourage your followers to do the same.Circle 1 (those who got 4+ nominations): http://goo.gl/tAePDCircle 2 (those who 2-3 nominations): http://goo.gl/7IBkVWondering who nominated you? Here's the original post to find out: http://goo.gl/0gHFk#bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus2012 #circle #circles #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #publicshare #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #addmetoyourcircles #awesomecircle #awesomeness #awesomepeople 2012-12-31 15:55:53486535266
Shells Bells5,180Best of 2012 CircleThis circle is some of the G+ awesomeness that has enriched my life this year - and I am grateful.  A while back +Sean Cowen asked what G+ has meant to us.  After watching Brene Brown's TEDTalks (http://www.ted.com/speakers/brene_brown.html) I realize that for me, G+ has been a lesson in vulnerability and courage. I have been humbled by the courage of every one of you.  I love that women post no make-up pictures and that you all speak your minds (your clever, creative, crazy & beautiful minds...). I have been blown away by the public sharing regarding topics as deep as abuse and depression - talk about vulnerability and putting yourself out there - absolutely amazing.  By doing so, you have helped others in ways you may never know.  <3Inspiration's what you are to me, inspiration, look... see.  Led Zeppelin - Thank YouYou have inspired me. (warning TL:DR personal stuff below) Oh, & I did include some new peeps.  If they're freaks, blame +Ben Zaitz.This month, I gathered some courage and let three people see me in, what was to me, a position of vulnerability.The first was a very dear friend from Elementary School.  For the past few years, I avoided HIRLing because I was ashamed of my weight and I guess I didn't want to disappoint him.  The same reason recently kept me from seeing a dear High School friend.  I saw them and each did not care that I was not perfect, they love me for me.  Mann, it was great to see their faces again, talk in person and have some non-virtual hugs.  <3I attribute this change in thinking to your responses to a July post: https://plus.google.com/115807723984369772514/posts/Ui2TQBPuELKAmong the other awesome words from you peeps, +Alvin Stearns wrote, "Never again compare yourself to others so that you make unfair and useless judgments about yourself or others.  That includes comparing yourself to you in the past."  The third was that, with your encouragement on a private post, I actually asked a guy out.  I would have never even considered doing that a year ago.  (He has a gf, so no deal, but it's all good cause he was cool.)I know these are little things, but I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.  And thank you to +matthew rappaport, Bobbi Jo Woods and +Tiffany Henry for coordinating the first NYCHIRL. Due to my kiddies, I couldn't see +Daria Musk and +Ryan Van Sickle2012-12-31 06:09:4450026231
Charles Cortes (Chuckster)2,842The Best Of 2012 – Chuck’s “The Amazing Circle” 100 Favorite GPlussers You Should Have Circled2012 has been mostly a good year for me, especially with Google+ being my social home and watching as my following grow thru out the year. I have met lots of awesome people and enjoyed some really cool upgrades to Google+. Now that the year is ending and a new one is about to start I wanted to share one of my favorite circles I call The Amazing Circle that is chock full of awesomeness. These are my top 100 favorite people to follow as they each have something that makes them special be it the awesome posts they share or the excellent comments they make. Everything from beautiful images, funny jokes and gifs, interesting articles on technology, politics and current events and also great opinions on just about any topic. These people have earned my respect even when we sometimes don’t agree. So hurry up and circle these GPlussers and watch your stream come to life. #mybest2012  2012-12-27 19:58:2410012137

Activity

Average numbers for the latest posts (max. 50 posts, posted within the last 4 weeks)

9
comments per post
2
reshares per post
24
+1's per post

769
characters per posting

Top posts in the last 50 posts

Most comments: 500

posted image

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

posted image

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

Unless the ice is in my whisky glass.

Most plusones: 115

posted image

2014-09-15 00:31:34 (25 comments, 0 reshares, 115 +1s) 

A year ago today

Latest 50 posts

posted image

2014-09-20 23:20:39 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s) 

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

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

posted image

2014-09-20 18:38:39 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s) 

Very interesting book

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

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

Denial The press and politicians claimed there was no plague. 

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

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

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

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


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


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

posted image

2014-09-20 13:49:55 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

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

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

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

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

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

posted image

2014-09-19 02:16:57 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s) 

Enjoying a nice pino Grigio on a warm fall night. 

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

posted image

2014-09-18 22:56:09 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s) 

Great idea!

Man with a plan

#isis   #ebola   #happyhour  ___Great idea!

posted image

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

___

posted image

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

Waiting for other govt institutions to recognize this

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(http://goo.gl/agMTPV)

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

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

posted image

2014-09-17 02:36:42 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 54 +1s) 

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

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

posted image

2014-09-16 03:50:16 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s) 

So interesting!

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

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

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

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

2014-09-16 02:25:06 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

OMG I have blepharitis

OMG I have blepharitis___

posted image

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

Vote!

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

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

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

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

posted image

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

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

Twelve easy steps for fixing our education system

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

posted image

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

Yes, this is serious

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

#ebola #africa___Yes, this is serious

posted image

2014-09-15 00:31:34 (25 comments, 0 reshares, 115 +1s) 

A year ago today

A year ago today___

2014-09-15 00:20:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

Great to read. Hope it changes things

___Great to read. Hope it changes things

posted image

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

Join this great community!

The Big Week

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

posted image

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

Thanks for sharing +John Saseen. An important observation

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

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

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

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

posted image

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

Guess what I'm doing tomorrow morning

Guess what I'm doing tomorrow morning___

posted image

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

Sharing from +Erik O - missing from San Jose

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

posted image

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

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

Guantanamo costs $3 million per detainee per year

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

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

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

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

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

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

posted image

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

___

posted image

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

Wrong on so many levels

Practicing Shooting People on Vacation

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

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

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

posted image

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

Put your money into causes that matter most

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

posted image

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

Yes

Unless the ice is in my whisky glass.___Yes

posted image

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

This looks interesting

___This looks interesting

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

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

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

posted image

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

Well said

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

posted image

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.

2014-08-24 18:53:47 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +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___

posted image

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

posted image

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

True

I so agree!___True

posted image

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

2014-08-17 02:00:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

___

posted image

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

Happy Caturday

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

posted image

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

posted image

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.___

posted image

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

(The onion rocks)

(The onion rocks)___

posted image

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

posted image

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

posted image

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

posted image

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?

posted image

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. ___

posted image

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!___

posted image

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.___

posted image

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.___

posted image

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.

posted image

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.___

posted image

2014-08-07 02:30:55 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 43 +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.___

Buttons

A special service of CircleCount.com is the following button.

The button shows the number of followers you have directly in a small button. You can add this button to your website, like the +1-Button of Google or the Like-Button of Facebook.






You can add this button directly in your website. For more information about the CircleCount Buttons and the description how to add them to another page click here.

Paula JonesFacebookCircloscope