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Ole Olson has been at 26 events

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Ole Olson54,664*On July 15th, donate $15 in support of a $15 minimum wage.* After donating, send out a Google+/Twitter/Facebook/Instagram post with the hashtags #Bernie2016 and #FeelTheBern http://berniemoneybomb.com/ Since this is primarily being organized by the * SandersForPresident* community on Reddit  (http://www.reddit.com/r/SandersForPresident/), please use the donation link: http://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/reddit-for-bernie _Yes, that link is legitimate. All funds go to the Campaign. In fact, it was the campaign itself that created the page for our personal use._ Note- If you are also on Facebook, here is the event to share on there too: http://www.facebook.com/events/366889300167169/Bernie Sanders Money Bomb! Donate $15 on July 15th to support a $15 minimum wage2015-07-15 07:00:00116  
Space Fan News!5,850,704Hello Space Fans! Tonight there will be a total lunar eclipse tonight in the Western Hemisphere.  @109479143173251353583  will be heading to Cerritos College in Norwalk, CA to do some on-site outreach with Dr. @107316294793809570474. Internet permitting, we'll be attempting to bring in a live feed of the lunar eclipse from LA and hopefully connect with our friends from the @100902337165997768522  and bring in feeds from there too! If you're in the Los Angeles area, you are more than welcome to join us on site. The event starts at 10:30 p.m. PT and parking is free after 10 p.m. Cerritos College: 11190 Alondra Blvd. Norwalk, CA 90650 Parking Lot C-6 off of Studebaker, just south of Alondra Blvd. Not local? That's okay too! Share with us your pictures of the eclipse in the event below!  Keep Looking Up! #ScienceEveryday   #Space   #Astronomy   #Eclipse   #LunarEclipse   #BloodMoon  Lunar Eclipse Live!2014-04-15 08:00:00388  
The White House2,951,980Join President Obama as he "travels" across the country in a virtual whistle-stop tour. The President will join Google+ Hangouts with people across the United States and talk with Americans about the issues laid out in his speech. RSVP now to watch the live Hangout on Friday, January 31. Watch the full video of the State of the Union and learn more about all the ways you can engage with us at http://WhiteHouse.gov/SOTU. #POTUSRoadTripA Virtual Road Trip with President Obama2014-01-31 20:00:0013490  
Science on Google+607,059Can you believe it! The +Science on Google+ community is approaching 200k members! We'll have reached that number by this weekend, so we're going to have a huge community celebration! Join your hosts +Scott Lewis and +Buddhini Samarasinghe as they start the celebration of being the #1 science community and the #10 community in *all of Google+*!!  During our Hangout On Air, you'll get a chance to meet the moderators  who dedicate so much time and energy into making sure that good, high quality science content is showcased in the community.  After we hear from the moderators on *who* they are, we'll have a discussion on what the curator team looks at for community posts to get put on the *Curator's Choice*.  We are all extremely excited to be celebrating with all 200,000 of you! Let's stay curious and find new and better ways to understand this amazing Universe we all live in! #ScienceSunday   #STEM   #ScienceEveryday   #SoGp200k  200,000 member community celebration!2014-01-12 22:00:00182  
The White House2,951,980Over the course of the season, about 70,000 people will tour the White House holiday decorations. On Thursday, you're invited to take a peek virtually through a Google+ Hangout. During a live event from the State Floor, White House pastry chef Bill Yosses and florist Laura Dowling will discuss this year's décor and answer questions from young people around the country.Holidays at the White House2013-12-19 18:30:00459  
Ole Olson54,664It has come to light that Google has started funding and supporting some of the most vile right wing extremist collectives and corporate front groups in America. Join us by changing your avatar and boycotting every single Google service for one day in protest.  *On Wednesday, December 11th make a serious attempt to not use anything Google.* No Google Searches. No Google+. No gmail. No Youtube. No Google Calendar. No Blogger. No Google Maps. No Google Photos. No Google translate. No Google reverse image search. No Google Play. No Google Drive. No Google Books. No Google Shopping. Nothing.  (Android is immune since it is Open Source).  If nothing else, just think of this as a challenge to see if you are able to spend a day on the internet without using a single Google product or service or just take the day off and enjoy the real world for a change.  _Google, many of us are your most loyal users, and we love the technical direction everything is heading by rolling all services into Google+_ but it must be understood in no uncertain terms that we vehemently disagree with your decision to start to fund proto-fascist, right wing extremist, anti-environmental, anti-worker, and anti-science shock fronts like: •ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) •American Conservative Union •Americans for Tax Reform •CATO Institute •Federalist Society •George Mason University Law School Law and Economics Center •Heritage Action •Mercatus Center •National Taxpayers Union •R Street Institute •Texas Public Policy Foundation ________________________________________________ *More information:* Don’t Be Evil? Google Funding a Slew of Right-Wing Groups http://billmoyers.com/2013/12/04/dont-be-evil-google-funding-a-slew-of-right-wing-groups/ Tell Google CEO Larry Page to Cut Ties with ALEC http://org.salsalabs.com/o/632/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=14651 Tell Google: Don't Be Evil With ALEC http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=8648 #ShameOnGoogle  #Google    #DontBeEvil  One Day Boycott of ALL Google Products2013-12-11 07:00:00159  
Science Bulletins at AMNH407,194The American Museum of Natural History’s Science Bulletins program is launching a new data visualization on changes in Arctic plant life and their forecasted impact on the climate system. Science Bulletins editorial producer Laura Allen will discuss the science with the ecologists whose work is featured in the visualization. The researchers will also answer your questions. Join Science Bulletins for this Hangout and meet: • Dr. Richard Pearson: Research Associate, American Museum of Natural History and Lecturer, University College London • Dr. Scott Goetz: Deputy Director and Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Research Center The data visualization is designed for informal education at museums and science centers. Its datasets are also available for live programming on NOAA’s Science on a Sphere (SOS)® spherical display system: http://www.sos.noaa.gov/Datasets/dataset.php?id=429 The Hangout panel will also address ways to interpret the visualization for museum and educational audiences. View the visualization at http://www.amnh.org/explore/science-bulletins/(watch)/bio/visualizations/greening-of-the-arctic This visualization and professional development training is supported by NOAA and NSF.How Green is the Arctic? A Science Bulletins at AMNH Hangout2013-11-13 21:30:0044  
Jason T. Wiser21,755*How do I monetize my social media activity?*  See full notes and podcast here! http://jtw.bz/CDsocial I hear this question every day. "I have a social media following but I'm not really sure how to convert my contacts into clients? What am I doing wrong?" Too often small business owners either get frustrated because everyone tells them they _have to_ be on social media. So they get started, get some followers, and get stuck either *finding potential clients* , stuck *spending too much time* on social media, or stuck trying to *get their connections to convert.* This week I'm talking with one of social media's biggest names +Christine DeGraff  who is literally *everywhere*. She has massive followings, huge communities, and great reach. Christine will share with us: How did she get started? How does she monetize her communities?  Where does she need to improve? Live Q&A We will be answering your questions on this event, start asking now!  Catch past interviews at http://ontracktips.com Subscribe to "Get on Track, Stay on Track" on YouTube http://bit.ly/u2beWS  OnTrackTips Playlist http://jtw.bz/OTTplaylist   Join us on Twitter using the hashtag #OnTrackTips  Pin this for later http://jtw.bz/CDpin8 Visit our Facebook App http://jtw.bz/FBonTrack If you like this series, *please Share this with 2 friends* Visit Christine at her website: http://blog.christinedegraff.com/  #socialmediatips   #businesstips   #monetize   #strategy   #marketing  How to Monetize Social Media2013-10-17 00:00:00280  
Nicholas Kristof1,421,609The issue of the moment is Syria, so I'm delighted to host a Google+ hangout in which we'll be able to pose questions to Secretary of State John Kerry about Syria policy. I'll be joined by +Lara Setrakian, a journalist whom I've long admired who specializes in Syria. Andrew Beiter, a social studies  teacher and a regional education coordinator for the Holocaust Memorial Museum, will also be in the Hangout. Most of all, we'll be joined by all of you--so jump into the conversation on this page and leave us your questions. In particular, with this Hangout we want to involve teachers and students, so spread the word in the schools, please, and student questions are particularly welcome! This kind of online interview is something of an experiment, and we're still figuring out how to make it work best. So we also welcome your suggestions and guidance before and criticisms after. Syria: Weighing the U.S. Response2013-09-10 20:00:006971  
The Planetary Society5,475,522Join +Casey Dreier and +Emily Lakdawalla from the Planetary Society as they host the Deputy Project Scientist of the Curiosity rover, Ashwin Vasavada. We'll talk about what discoveries Curiosity has made in its first year in operations, what's ahead, and revisit those seven terrifying minutes of landing. We'll take your questions via the hashtag #planetarylive  on Twitter, or on the comments on this event.Celebrate Curiosity's First Year on Mars with Deputy Scientist Ashwin Vasavada2013-08-06 01:00:00127  
Virtual Star Party12,001It's Sunday, which means it's time for the +Virtual Star Party ! Join your hosts +Scott Lewis and +Fraser Cain as they gather up their phenomenal group of citizen astronomers from across the globe in order to share their view of the universe from their telescopes in a Google+ Hangout on Air! *We've got a special guest today*: Kevin Nelson from Quantum Scientific Imaging will join us to talk about the QSI cameras that many of our astronomers use. In addition to Fraser, Scott, and the astronomers are PhD astronomers discussing and explaining the amazing space science and astronomy that's being viewed in the telescopes. We'll even take requests and answer questions left in the comments. To make a suggestion, ask a question or just say "hi" to the team, please leave your comments below in the Google+ event, through any of the shares of the live show, or on Twitter using the hashtag #StarParty     Also, The VSP is now on Twitter and Facebook! Give us a follow and/or a like!   http://twitter.com/The_VSP http://facebook.com/VirtualStarParty #VSP20130804   #Astronomy   #Space   #ScienceSunday   #ScienceEveryday   #Stars   #Galaxies   #Nebulae   #HangoutsOnAir   #TheVSP   #Telescope   #AmateurAstronomy  Virtual Star Party - 4 August, 20132013-08-05 06:00:19137  
Science on Google+607,059"There's a lot of amazing science out there. Let's go discover it together."  Join Dr. +Joe Hanson  biologist and host of popular YouTube/ +PBS Digital Studios series +It's Okay To Be Smart  + +AAAS  Mass Media Fellow at +WIRED  on a journey to the awesome side of science. This hangout will be hosted by Science on Google+'s +Amy Robinson , +Jason Davison   and +Nic Hammond   . *The hangout happens on Monday, July 22rd at NOON PT/ 3 PM ET.*  Joe will answer your questions and give insights on bringing science to the masses, the power of YouTube, why GIFs are awesome and much more.  _Add your thoughts and questions for Joe on this page. Joe will invite a few insightful fans to join the hangout in person!_ Get to know Dr Joe: check out his blog at http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com/ This is the second hangout in a new series that brings science to life through conversations with the world's leading minds. Subscribe to the Science on Google+ communities for the latest.It's Okay To Be Smart: A Science on Google+ Conversation2013-07-22 21:00:00119  
Cynthia S.11,085********************************************************************** This hangout is rescheduled for today at 4:30 p.m. CDT/5:30 p.m. EDT due to technical difficulties. ********************************************************************** Please join Sensible Politics for a Google+ Hangout with Daryl K. Washington and Jesuorobo A. Enobakhare, Jr  to discuss the Supreme Court's ruling on section 4 and its impact. _Daryl Washington's_ experience includes representing clients with Sports and Entertainment law matters, Contract drafting and negotiations, Compliance Matters, Business Transactions, Commercial Litigation, Civil Rights law, Personal Injury, and other matters involving complex and unique issues. Daryl also serves as the General Counsel for one of the largest national syndicated radio shows _Jesuorobo A. Enobakhare, Jr_ is a voice for the voiceless, a  political commentator for Black Legal Issues, Blogger and Moderate Democrat focused on cutting through political ideology and rhetoric to expose the truth.    In his spare time he is an avid collector of comic books and die hard supporter of the New Orleans Saints via Dallas, TX. For more information - http://www.dwashlawfirm.com/about-daryl-k-washington.html.Voting Rights Act Section 4 Ruling with Daryl K. Washington, PC2013-07-03 23:30:0010  
TakePart43,313Seven years ago former Vice President Al Gore released An Inconvenient Truth, kick-starting a global conversation about climate change (available on Google Play: http://goo.gl/ElYcc). The issue is as pressing as ever and Gore and Jeff Skoll, the film's executive producer, want to hear your ideas (http://youtu.be/ih3fEHv4wqA).  Throughout the coming week add your thoughts and questions in the Science on G+ Community (http://goo.gl/39w5t). Gore and Skoll will choose the most insightful participants to join them in a live Hangout on Air on June 11th at 2PM EST - come back then to tune in to the Conversation! Google+ Conversation with Al Gore about Combating Climate Change2013-06-11 20:00:002179  
Euro Maestro96,209Live hangout on air with Alexis Ohanian - co-founder of RedditSpotlight on Alexis Ohanian with Euro Maestro - Live Show2013-05-15 17:00:0064  
Sensible Politics0MINNESOTA BECOMES 12TH STATE TO ALLOW GAY MARRIAGE! Join us for a celebratory hangout with Commissioner +Spencer Cronk. We will be speaking to him live Wednesday morning, 10:30am ET/9:30am CT/7:30am PT. Also joining us will be +Lavi Soloway, founder of the +The DOMA Project, and +Ole Olson, our very own +Sensible Politics Minnesota moderator.  The Google Hangout is viewable on this Event page. Ask questions during the event by posting a comment here.   Minnesota: Governor Signs Same-Sex Marriage Into Law http://nyti.ms/16dN1jQ Join Sensible Politics Minnesota here http://goo.gl/YAujs sensiblepolitics.org #marriageequality   #gaymarriage   #HOA    Celebrate Marriage Equality in Minnesota Hangout2013-05-15 16:30:0023  
Euro Maestro96,209Live Hangout on Air ShowExplore Google Glass with Euro Maestro - Live2013-05-09 21:00:0083  
Sensible Politics0Join us in a live Google+ hangout Thursday, April 18th at 3pm ET (2pm CT) and help +Zack Kopplin re-launch the campaign to repeal Louisiana’s Creationism Law. Zack will be joining Sensible Politics to discuss his work to keep creationism out of public classrooms and his campaign to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act. The Google Hangout is viewable on this Event page. Ask Zack a question during the event by posting a comment here.  College student leads fight against anti-evolution teachings in schools - http://wapo.st/XpfzRl Repealing the Louisiana Science Education Act - http://www.repealcreationism.com/ Sensible Politics Community - http://goo.gl/Unumx Sensible Politics Louisiana Community - http://goo.gl/nYgs5 www.sensiblepolitics.org #zackkopplin   #HOA  Zack Kopplin on Keeping Creationism Out of Public Classrooms2013-04-18 21:00:0067  
Sensible Politics0Your favorite fructose intolerant White House Liaison, Tim Simons (Jonah) will be joining Sensible Politics to discuss the new season of VEEP. Join us in a live Google+ hangout Thursday, April 11th at 6pm EST (3pm PST) and get the inside scoop on what's to come. The Google Hangout is viewable on this Event page. Ask Tim a question during the event by posting a comment here.  VEEP Season 2 arrives Sunday, April 14. Watch full episodes on HBO GO: http://itsh.bo/N0uUUs Join our Sensible Politics Community - http://goo.gl/Unumx www.sensiblepolitics.org #veep #hbo  Tim Simons, from the Hit Show VEEP, in a Hangout with Sensible Politics2013-04-12 00:00:0053  
MediaShift593,371Watch the Mediatwits podcast LIVE here on Google+ this Friday at 10:30 am PT / 1:30 pm ET. This week's show is a special focused on the evolution of digital advertising and the rise of controversial "native ads" that look like editorial. Special guest Jonathan Perelman, VP at BuzzFeed, will be joining the roundtable, with host +Mark Glaser and regulars +Ana Marie Cox +Felix Salmon +Andrew Lih and +Monica Guzman. If you have questions or comments you'd like us to air, drop a comment into the Event, and we'll add them to the show!Mediatwits #74 LIVE! on the Evolution of Ads and Native Ads2013-04-05 19:30:0018  
E! Entertainment1,986,129Season three is coming! We're guest moderating the *@107769355698799433898 Community* here on Google+  RIGHT NOW! Join us here! http://goo.gl/ta4Kq Our resident *Game of Thrones* expert @100388540296975436977 for an hourlong Q&A about the season premiere! She's got *exclusive* scoop on season three, plus interviews with the cast about what to expect from the upcoming season, so join us in the Community for the Q&A session NOW!  http://goo.gl/ta4KqE! Entertainment's Game of Thrones Q&A!2013-03-29 01:00:0010  
Ole Olson54,664Join us for the first official Hangout hosted by the Progressives Community here on Google+. We will have a Question and Answer session of +Zach Green, founder of the #UniteBlue movement on Twitter. Special guest will be Dr. +Alan Rosenblatt, the guru of progressive social media and creator of #topprog . *IMPORTANT*: The time displayed above may be funky. This hangout will take place at *12:00 noon Eastern Time* (9:00am Pacific) on Monday, March 18th and last about 35 minutes. It will be broadcast here on #gplus and on #youtube . We will be taking your questions from the comments as well. You can ask questions about UniteBlue by using the #UBQA hashtag on G+ or Twitter before the event. Zach Green http://uniteblue.com/ http://twitter.com/140elect http://plus.google.com/114831816520855965087 Alan Rosenblatt https://twitter.com/DrDigiPol http://plus.google.com/101581418889721932594 Hosts: +Ole Olson, +Kelvin WilliamsRe-Uniting The Left: #UniteBlue Q&A Hangout2013-03-18 16:00:0032  
Ireland11,563Join us here in Ireland on G+ for St Patrick’s Day. Share your photos and events from all over Ireland and around the world with us. Everybody can be Irish on St Patrick’s Day :-) (Image source St Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin news1.ghananation.com )St Patrick’s Day in Ireland #StPatricksDay2013-03-17 13:00:00411  
The White House2,951,980First Lady Michelle Obama is kicking off a nation-wide tour to celebrate the third anniversary of Let’s Move! and you’re invited! On March 4th, the First Lady will join her first-ever +Google+ Hangout to discuss Let's Move!, her initiative to ensure that all our children grow up healthy and reach their full potential. Mrs. Obama will join families from around the country in a virtual conversation moderated by Kelly Ripa, co-­host of +LIVE with Kelly and Michael. Tune in to the First Lady’s Hangout live on the White House Google+ Page or Let's Move YouTube channel at 11:10 a.m. ET on March 4th. #firesidehangout   #LetsMoveTour   #letsmovehangout  First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Hangout2013-03-04 17:10:0012675  
The White House2,951,980In his State of the Union address, President Obama outlined his plan for a thriving middle class and a strong America. The President's plan focuses on making America a magnet for jobs and manufacturing, equipping every American with the skills they need to do those jobs, and ensuring that hard work leads to a decent living. On Thursday, February 14th, President Obama will join the latest in a series of "Fireside Hangouts" – a 21st century take on FDR’s famous radio addresses – to talk about his State of the Union Address. During the +Google+ hangout, the President will answer questions from Americans across the country about the issues and policies laid out in the speech. Watch the hangout live on Thursday, February 14th at 4:50 p.m. ET on the +The White House Google+ page, at http://youtube.com/whitehouse, and at http://wh.gov Learn more about the State of the Union, then share your Citizen Response at http://wh.gov/SOTU #firesidehangout   #SOTU  State of the Union: Fireside Hangout with President Obama2013-02-14 22:50:0034097  
The Planetary Society5,475,522Join +Emily Lakdawalla and +Sarah Noble for a chat about studying the Moon as a civil servant at NASA Headquarters. Sarah is a lunar geologist working in the Research & Analysis program at NASA Headquarters, and has recently been named Program Scientist for LADEE, NASA's next lunar mission. (Congrats, Sarah!)Planetary Society Hangout: Studying the Moon from NASA Headquarters with Sarah Noble2013-01-31 21:00:00166  

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Ted Cruz claims Captain Kirk is a Republican?!  ORLY...

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Fox "News" is the professional wrestling of cable news. Some people forget it's fake.

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The RWNJs refuse to see the truth!!

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5 Scientific, Peer-Reviewed Studies That Prove Republicans Are Just Stupid...

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MLK: "This country has socialism for the rich, "rugged individualism" for the poor"

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Pinterest as Google+'s New Target

If it's not abundantly clear already, Pinterest is emerging a much more clear competitive frame for understanding the future of Google+. It's an over-simplification, as there are significant difference, but it's still a useful one. 

A Newly Emerging Google Plus Strategy
The catalyst for this post were some thoughts from Bradley Horowitz just a couple hours ago: 

"Relieved of the notion of integrating with every other product at Google, Google+ can now focus on doing what it’s already doing quite well: helping millions of users around the world connect around the interest they love. Aspects of the product that don’t serve this agenda have been, or will be, retired. But you’ll also see a slew of improvements that make this use case shine."

Connecting people around "intereststhey lo... more »

Pinterest as Google+'s New Target

If it's not abundantly clear already, Pinterest is emerging a much more clear competitive frame for understanding the future of Google+. It's an over-simplification, as there are significant difference, but it's still a useful one. 

A Newly Emerging Google Plus Strategy
The catalyst for this post were some thoughts from Bradley Horowitz just a couple hours ago: 

"Relieved of the notion of integrating with every other product at Google, Google+ can now focus on doing what it’s already doing quite well: helping millions of users around the world connect around the interest they love. Aspects of the product that don’t serve this agenda have been, or will be, retired. But you’ll also see a slew of improvements that make this use case shine."

Connecting people around "interests they love" is another way of saying connecting people through an "interest graph." The battle for the social graph is pretty much over, and Facebook clearly won. Google's new strategy is a clear acknowledgement of this and an indication that it sees the battle for the interest graph as: a) important and b) far from decided. 
 
So, why is the interest graph so important, you ask? 

Supporting the Knowledge Graph 
Google is making a huge bet on its Knowledge Graph, as a central strategy for maintaining the technological superiority of its search engine. In fact, you could say that this service is actually in the midst of transforming from a search engine to a knowledge engine. Google Now is the visible end of this wedge, a wedge which will soon emerge as a Virtual Personal Assistant, and eventually as a much more powerful artificial intelligence agent. 

Understanding which people care about and have influence on particular topics will be one of the very valuable products of deepening Google+ investments in the interest graph. That, in turn, will strengthen the company's ability to execute on its Knowledge Graph strategy. 

The Bigger Battle with Amazon
In the big picture, the real competitive battle that Google faces as a company - is with Amazon. People were recently asked their top three places for researching gift purchases in the holiday season. “Online search” registered 45%, down from 49% a year ago. Meantime, the channel growing the most in popularity was the one that includes Amazon, jumping to 37% from 31%. 

The Google-Amazon battle is actually a battle of business models, with Google running an advertising strategy and Amazon a commerce strategy. Sure, there are exceptions, and the lines can get very blurry with things like "buy now" button ads, but by and large, that is how the competition is falling out. When you think about it, the searches that Amazon is increasingly winning from Google are searches that are most closely tied to actual sales. They are, in other words, some of the most lucrative advertising that Google has. 

Going back to the interest graph, perhaps more than any other company in the world, Amazon has a very detailed and extremely valuable mapping of the products and services you care about. It has, in short, a very lucrative interest graph, deeply embedded into its commerce business model. 

As noted above, monetization isn't the only reason that Google is building its interest graph. That said, it will be monetizing its interest graph, and it will be doing that through an advertising strategy - not primarily a commerce strategy like Amazon's. 

The Pinterest Opportunity
Pinterest was founded in 2010, one of many startups launched around that timeframe based on the premise of the interest graph. The rest have long-since failed, but Pinterest is now valued at $11 billion and its revenue generating potential is just starting to build steam. 

Pinterest's monetization efforts around things like "buy now" buttons are generating lots of intrigue, but I believe the company represents something more than that. They are a kind of fusion between online advertising and a retail environment. Pinterest's CEO Ben Silbermann likes to differentiate Pinterest from Google by noting that the service is about "discovery," not "search." People like to browse collections in Pinterest, to become inspired, to have their interests piqued, to discover stuff through seeming serendipity that they weren't specifically seeking in the first place. In other words, there's a kind of grazing, browsing behavior on Pinterest that does sort of feel like a retail store. 

In other words, Pinterest, with its strength in discovery, falls someplace in between the Amazon and Google commerce and advertising strategies. Just as importantly, behind the scenes, Pinterest is building an interest graph, tied to commercially valuable topics. And unlike Amazon, they're not integrating this interest graph with the core competencies of warehousing, returns, fulfillment and other aspects of a commerce company. In short, they're building the kind of interest graph that's of interest to an advertising giant; an interest graph chock-full with all kinds of insights into what end users care most about. 

Like Google. 

The Differences
Just to be clear: I'm not saying that Google+ will or should suddenly start looking and behaving like Pinterest. Despite the new Collections feature, Google+ is a very different beast. I would be very surprised if we woke up one day to find "buy it now" buttons showing up on Google+. And I don't even think that we'll be seeing many collections of "my favorite lipsticks" or "my favorite dresses" - the kinds of collections that are very common and natural on Pinterest. 

That just isn't the culture here on Google+. No, I don't see Google attempting to replicate the kind of "retail" environment strategy that Pinterest seems to be headed towards. The management here is smart enough to recognize the culture differences between G+ and Pinterest. Although now that Google+ is freed from its broader corporate mandates, which I think helped it take a pass on revenue-generating expectations, I will go on record here saying that I would not be at all surprised to find Google reversing its policy of 'no ads' here on Google+ - possibly within the next year or two.

What I do see quite clearly is Google moving down a path where Google+ becomes a more powerful addition to its interest graph building capacity. Search is already a very powerful tool for tracking end user interests over time. What it's missing is the ability to note interest in a more passive browsing mode. This is the discovery mode that Pinterest makes so much of, and it maps nicely to the streams, photos and sharing that now describes the team that will be remaking Google+. 


 
Bradley Horowitz post on Google+ changes:
https://plus.google.com/+BradleyHorowitz/posts/Aq59SxzyjWT

Pinterest CEO and co-founder Ben Silbermann, talking about Pinterest's strategy and the central importance of the interest graph:
https://business.pinterest.com/en/blog/video-ben-talks-about-interest-graph-and-future-pinterest

The Interest Graph Maps Our Connections to Ideas and Things
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/shared-interest-graph-in-work/

Google’s  Biggest Competitor…is Amazon
https://medium.com/@gideonro/the-google-amazon-slugfest-8a3a07a1d6dd

What is Google+ (Really)?
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GideonRosenblatt/posts/fxp3viNzg9d

#sharedinterestgraph   #pinterest   #amazon   #googleplus  
    ___

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2015-07-28 17:49:00 (2 comments, 8 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Internal fossil fuel industry memos reveal decades of disinformation—a deliberate campaign to deceive the public that continues even today.

The Climate Deception Dossiers.

Internal fossil fuel industry memos reveal decades of disinformation—a deliberate campaign to deceive the public that continues even today.

The Climate Deception Dossiers.___

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2015-07-28 16:08:11 (9 comments, 8 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

Sometimes karma is unavoidable

Sometimes karma is unavoidable___

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2015-07-28 15:12:04 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

The Centrifuge Brain Project

The "Centrifuge Brain Project" gives an insight on scientific experiments with amusement park rides.

#AmusementParks #Psychology #Sciencey

The Centrifuge Brain Project

The "Centrifuge Brain Project" gives an insight on scientific experiments with amusement park rides.

#AmusementParks #Psychology #Sciencey___

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2015-07-28 13:00:03 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

B.O.O.B.S. - Billionaires & Oligarchs Opposing Bernie Sanders

Looks like some of the same folks who brought us Billionaires For Wealthcare when conservative Republicans were opposing health care reform!  http://www.billionairesforwealthcare.com/

#FeelTheBern  #PoliticalHumor  #Videos

B.O.O.B.S. - Billionaires & Oligarchs Opposing Bernie Sanders

Looks like some of the same folks who brought us Billionaires For Wealthcare when conservative Republicans were opposing health care reform!  http://www.billionairesforwealthcare.com/

#FeelTheBern  #PoliticalHumor  #Videos___

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2015-07-28 11:45:03 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Bernie Sanders is the candidate our generation wants

Really well designed video showcasing why +Bernie Sanders is so appealing to so many people from so many different backgrounds.

#Bernie2016  #FeelTheBern

Bernie Sanders is the candidate our generation wants

Really well designed video showcasing why +Bernie Sanders is so appealing to so many people from so many different backgrounds.

#Bernie2016  #FeelTheBern___

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2015-07-28 08:33:27 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Science. Not even once.

Science. Not even once.___

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2015-07-28 07:20:48 (3 comments, 20 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Freedom of Religion does NOT mean punishing those who don't practice yours
I think this point is lost on many conservative christians that seem to interpret #ReligiousFreedom  as their freedom to force others to comply (or believe) their religious beliefs. These same religious conservatives would FREAK if a Muslim or any other religion tried to do that to them though.

Of course, most conservatives also fail to define freedom as what someone else can do. They tend to define it as their freedom only, and screw everyone else. 

HT +United Church of Christ for this meme. 

Freedom of Religion does NOT mean punishing those who don't practice yours
I think this point is lost on many conservative christians that seem to interpret #ReligiousFreedom  as their freedom to force others to comply (or believe) their religious beliefs. These same religious conservatives would FREAK if a Muslim or any other religion tried to do that to them though.

Of course, most conservatives also fail to define freedom as what someone else can do. They tend to define it as their freedom only, and screw everyone else. 

HT +United Church of Christ for this meme. ___

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2015-07-28 05:29:48 (8 comments, 6 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

If Bush was still President, he would have fought ISIS by invading North Korea

It's true. The fact that he created ISIS, doesn't mean he understands what's going on with them.___If Bush was still President, he would have fought ISIS by invading North Korea

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2015-07-28 04:08:50 (11 comments, 13 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

The Trust-Buster himself, Teddy Roosevelt would have broken up the Big Banks, and so should we.
If the big banks that caused The Great Recession are bigger now than they were when they were "too big to fail", it's time to break them up. Greedy Monopolies and Oligopolies are un-American. +Bernie Sanders has made this one of his top priorities, and if you want control of your country back from the big banks, now is the time to get involved. 

The nation's 10 largest financial institutions hold 54 percent of our total financial assets; in 1990, they held 20 percent. +Mother Jones - who also created a good chart that shows how many banks gobbled up others over the years:  http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2010/01/bank-merger-history

#FeelTheBern   #BankingCartels   #BreakUpTheBigBanks  

The Trust-Buster himself, Teddy Roosevelt would have broken up the Big Banks, and so should we.
If the big banks that caused The Great Recession are bigger now than they were when they were "too big to fail", it's time to break them up. Greedy Monopolies and Oligopolies are un-American. +Bernie Sanders has made this one of his top priorities, and if you want control of your country back from the big banks, now is the time to get involved. 

The nation's 10 largest financial institutions hold 54 percent of our total financial assets; in 1990, they held 20 percent. +Mother Jones - who also created a good chart that shows how many banks gobbled up others over the years:  http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2010/01/bank-merger-history

#FeelTheBern   #BankingCartels   #BreakUpTheBigBanks  ___

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2015-07-28 03:26:09 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

New #MPAA  email showcases anti- #Google  media attack plan
 

MPAA e-mail showcases anti-Google smear campaign

The memo says, "We propose working with MPAA (Vans), Comcast, and NewsCorp (Bill Guidera) to see about working with a PR firm to create an attack on Google (and others who are resisting AG efforts to address online piracy). This PR firm can be funded through a nonprofit dedicated to IP issues... After the Today Showsegment, you want to have a large investor of Google (George can help us determine that) come forward and say that Google needs to change its behavior/demand reform. Next, you want NewsCorp to develop and place an editorial in the WSJ [Wall Street Journal] emphasizing that Google's stock will lose value in the face of a sustained attack by AGs and noting some of the possible causes of action we have developed."___New #MPAA  email showcases anti- #Google  media attack plan
 

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2015-07-28 02:50:00 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

One of the best internet #memes  of all time! #FeelTheBern  
This would make good trollspray too

One of the best internet #memes  of all time! #FeelTheBern  
This would make good trollspray too___

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2015-07-28 01:58:37 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Abul ʿAla Al-Maʿarri - pessimistic freethinker and rationalist condemning religious superstition 1000 years ago
"Do not suppose the statements of the prophets to be true; they are all fabrications. Men lived comfortably till they came and spoiled life. The sacred books are only such a set of idle tales as any age could have and indeed did actually produce."

Always fun to expand you knowledge of history. Never heard of this guy before. From Wikipedia: Al-Maʿarri was a skeptic in his beliefs and denounced superstition and dogmatism in religion. He attacked the dogmas of religion and rejected Islam. He was equally sarcastic towards the religions of Jews, Christians and Zoroastrians.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Ma%CA%BFarri

#History   #Irreligious   #Philosophy  

This guy denounced superstition and religion while living under an Islamic regime in 10th century AD!___Abul ʿAla Al-Maʿarri - pessimistic freethinker and rationalist condemning religious superstition 1000 years ago
"Do not suppose the statements of the prophets to be true; they are all fabrications. Men lived comfortably till they came and spoiled life. The sacred books are only such a set of idle tales as any age could have and indeed did actually produce."

Always fun to expand you knowledge of history. Never heard of this guy before. From Wikipedia: Al-Maʿarri was a skeptic in his beliefs and denounced superstition and dogmatism in religion. He attacked the dogmas of religion and rejected Islam. He was equally sarcastic towards the religions of Jews, Christians and Zoroastrians.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Ma%CA%BFarri

#History   #Irreligious   #Philosophy  

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2015-07-28 01:36:35 (14 comments, 22 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Plutocracy Reborn: Income Gap and Top Marginal Tax Rate since 1917
The top graph shows the average income of the top o.o1% compared to the bottom 90%. The higher the peak the bigger the gap between the two groups. In 2006 you would need an income of over $10 million to make it into the top 0.01% while your income would have to be less than $100,000 to be in the bottom 90. The second graph shows the marginal tax rate over the same time period.

Wealth Inequality is killing The American Dream. When nearly every penny of new income in America since The Great Bush Recession hit have gone to the richest 1%, we need to stab a dagger in the black heart of failed Trickle Down economics. Tax cuts for the rich and big corporations do nothing but make everyone else poorer. We need to seriously raise the top marginal tax rate to restore the Meritocracy where anyone, rich or poor, has an equal... more »

Plutocracy Reborn: Income Gap and Top Marginal Tax Rate since 1917
The top graph shows the average income of the top o.o1% compared to the bottom 90%. The higher the peak the bigger the gap between the two groups. In 2006 you would need an income of over $10 million to make it into the top 0.01% while your income would have to be less than $100,000 to be in the bottom 90. The second graph shows the marginal tax rate over the same time period.

Wealth Inequality is killing The American Dream. When nearly every penny of new income in America since The Great Bush Recession hit have gone to the richest 1%, we need to stab a dagger in the black heart of failed Trickle Down economics. Tax cuts for the rich and big corporations do nothing but make everyone else poorer. We need to seriously raise the top marginal tax rate to restore the Meritocracy where anyone, rich or poor, has an equal chance to succeed or fail based on their own merits.

#WealthInequality   #Plutocracy   #Oligarchy   #FeelTheBern  ___

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2015-07-28 00:28:57 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

BREAKING: In Historic Vote Boy Scouts Elect To End Ban On Gay Adult Scout Leaders

#LGBT   #EqualRights   #BoyScouts  
Thank you +Boy Scouts of America for standing up for Equality for all human beings!

___BREAKING: In Historic Vote Boy Scouts Elect To End Ban On Gay Adult Scout Leaders

#LGBT   #EqualRights   #BoyScouts  
Thank you +Boy Scouts of America for standing up for Equality for all human beings!

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2015-07-27 20:17:58 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

75,000 signed up for 2000 events for Bernie nationwide on July 29th
Whether you're a fan or just curious, sign to attend an event near you. Or host one! http://go.berniesanders.com/page/s/organizing-meetings

#Bernie2016  

Check out a meet up for Bernie in western Minnesota this Wednesday
75,000 signed up for 2000 events nationwide so far!

There are currently meet ups scheduled for: 
Westbrook http://go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/july29organizingmeetingat7pmetpt/4v55r
Morris http://go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/july29organizingmeeting/4vxyt
Alexandria http://go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/july29organizingmeeting/4jvp5 Fargo/Moorhead http://secure.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/july29organizingmeeting/4jvq5
Grand Forks http://secure.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/july29organizingmeeting/wcc
Sioux Falls http://go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/july29organizingmeeting/4jvrw
St. Cloud (1) http://go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/july29organizingmeeting/4v7qd
St. Cloud (2) http://go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/july29organizingmeeting/4v77k

Please RSVP at the link if you want to attend. If there isn’t one near you, you could always sign up to host one at: http://go.berniesanders.com/page/s/organizing-meetings

#FeelTheBern ___75,000 signed up for 2000 events for Bernie nationwide on July 29th
Whether you're a fan or just curious, sign to attend an event near you. Or host one! http://go.berniesanders.com/page/s/organizing-meetings

#Bernie2016  

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2015-07-27 19:08:28 (46 comments, 9 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

Map of "I Side With" political questionnaire results. Bernie gaining fast!
Take the quiz to see which candidate you side with at: http://www.isidewith.com/political-quiz

Also Quick Answer: Who is your favorite potential candidate for the 2016 Presidential election? http://www.isidewith.com/poll/801555698

Note- the map above are the national results for the race for the Democratic nomination based on digital quiz responses, and should not be confused with a legitimate poll or actual expected geographical support:  http://www.isidewith.com/map/ncEO/2016-democratic-primary

HT +iSideWith.com 
#Politics   #DemocraticParty   #Quiz   #FeelTheBern  

Map of "I Side With" political questionnaire results. Bernie gaining fast!
Take the quiz to see which candidate you side with at: http://www.isidewith.com/political-quiz

Also Quick Answer: Who is your favorite potential candidate for the 2016 Presidential election? http://www.isidewith.com/poll/801555698

Note- the map above are the national results for the race for the Democratic nomination based on digital quiz responses, and should not be confused with a legitimate poll or actual expected geographical support:  http://www.isidewith.com/map/ncEO/2016-democratic-primary

HT +iSideWith.com 
#Politics   #DemocraticParty   #Quiz   #FeelTheBern  ___

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2015-07-27 10:50:48 (19 comments, 9 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

Abbie Hoffman #quote : You measure democracy by the freedom it gives dissidents, not assimilated conformists

✊___Abbie Hoffman #quote : You measure democracy by the freedom it gives dissidents, not assimilated conformists

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2015-07-27 08:26:41 (13 comments, 11 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

The reason why workers organize into Unions is because it gives them strength to work together

#unions   #OrganizedLabor   #CollectiveBargaining   #TradeGuilds  

The reason why workers organize into Unions is because it gives them strength to work together

#unions   #OrganizedLabor   #CollectiveBargaining   #TradeGuilds  ___

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2015-07-27 07:39:16 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Wicked cool animations of planet formation in HL Tauri

#Space   #Science  
cc +Lars DeRuntz 

New Computer Simulations Explain Observations Of HL Tauri
 In November 2014 we were amazed by the very first long baseline images of a baby solar system from the Atacama Large Millimetre/Submillimetre Array (ALMA).
Located in a nearby stellar nursery, the proto-planetary disc around the young star HL Tauri features a striking series of concentric, axisymmetric gaps, or rings, that can be explained by the presence of newborn planets.
Now a team of astronomers from Italy, Australia, and the UK have sought to explain the gaps seen in the ALMA long-baseline observations of the HL Tauri proto-planetary system.
Giovanni Dipierro, Daniel Price, Guillaume Laibe, Kieran Hirsh, Alice Cerioli and Giuseppe Lodato have found through extensive modelling and computer simulations that the observed gaps are explained by the different response of gas and dust to embedded planets in proto-planetary discs.
Astronomers have known for some years that planets can carve gaps in proto-planetary discs, but it has until now proved difficult to explain why HL Tauri does not exhibit the spiral pattern seen in other similar discs.
  Dipierro et al. performed global, three dimensional dusty smoothed particle hydrodynamics calculations of multiple planets embedded in dust/gas discs which successfully reproduce most of the structures seen in the ALMA image. Crucially, the scientists have found that their computer simulations explain the shape of the ALMA image because it shows a disc made of dust and not gas. Gaps carved in dust do not exhibit the spiral patterns that show up in observations of gas in young newly formed stellar systems.
They find a best match to the observations using three embedded planets with masses of 0.2, 0.27 and 0.55 MJ (Jupiter masses) in the three main gaps observed by ALMA.
There are however some remaining uncertainties in the exact planet masses from this disc model, so we can expect more observations and further modelling from astronomers keen to understand this nearby system of massive proto-planetary bodies caught in the act of forming planets.
On planet formation in HL Tau (2015) has been accepted for publication in MNRAS Letters and is available as a pre-print at :
http://arxiv.org/abs/1507.06719
The simulation movie can be viewed at :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKenxfslBMY
Image Credit : Dipierro et al. (2015).___Wicked cool animations of planet formation in HL Tauri

#Space   #Science  
cc +Lars DeRuntz 

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2015-07-27 06:29:22 (53 comments, 10 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Map of #LGBT  rights in Europe
While more socially liberal parts of Europe have a greater tolerance, this map demonstrates there is still a lot of work to be done on the European subcontinent. The study was done in May before the Irish referendum that legalized LGBT Marriage, so that country has probably shifted blue at this point. Another thing to note is that the gay rights were far more respected during a few epochs of the former USSR (mainly the Lenin and post-Stalin era) than they are today.

Via +ILGA-Europe  European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
http://www.ilga-europe.org/resources/rainbow-europe/2015

Map of #LGBT  rights in Europe
While more socially liberal parts of Europe have a greater tolerance, this map demonstrates there is still a lot of work to be done on the European subcontinent. The study was done in May before the Irish referendum that legalized LGBT Marriage, so that country has probably shifted blue at this point. Another thing to note is that the gay rights were far more respected during a few epochs of the former USSR (mainly the Lenin and post-Stalin era) than they are today.

Via +ILGA-Europe  European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
http://www.ilga-europe.org/resources/rainbow-europe/2015___

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2015-07-27 05:28:09 (2 comments, 9 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

FBI’s warning of white supremacists infiltrating law enforcement nearly forgotten

___FBI’s warning of white supremacists infiltrating law enforcement nearly forgotten

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2015-07-27 03:44:54 (20 comments, 5 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

The best sign from Bernie Sanders' speech in Louisiana tonight: Ernie Anders. (Cut the BS!)
The video from his speech in Louisiana:
http://youtu.be/IY_pN5Poego?t=35m19s

More good news too. There are finally a few polls that are including Bernie, and they show that he is very competitive. 
Bernie beats Trump by a wide margin, he is up by 5 points in the latest poll against Scott Walker, and is only 1 point behind Jeb Bush. He is also doing very well in swing states. 

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/us/general_election_trump_vs_sanders-5565.html
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/us/general_election_walker_vs_sanders-5518.html
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/us/general_election_bush_vs_sanders-5563.html... more »

The best sign from Bernie Sanders' speech in Louisiana tonight: Ernie Anders. (Cut the BS!)
The video from his speech in Louisiana:
http://youtu.be/IY_pN5Poego?t=35m19s

More good news too. There are finally a few polls that are including Bernie, and they show that he is very competitive. 
Bernie beats Trump by a wide margin, he is up by 5 points in the latest poll against Scott Walker, and is only 1 point behind Jeb Bush. He is also doing very well in swing states. 

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/us/general_election_trump_vs_sanders-5565.html
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/us/general_election_walker_vs_sanders-5518.html
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/us/general_election_bush_vs_sanders-5563.html
http://www.quinnipiac.edu/news-and-events/quinnipiac-university-poll/2016-presidential-swing-state-polls/release-detail?ReleaseID=2261

#FeelTheBern  
‪#‎ToTheBERNMobile‬
‪#‎BernieSandals‬ ‪#‎HillaryFlipFlops‬
‪#‎SlowBern‬
‪#‎BerntheMidnightOil‬
‪#‎MoneytoBern‬
‪#‎LiveLongandFeeltheBern‬
‪#‎BerntToACrisp‬___

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2015-07-27 02:53:03 (46 comments, 57 reshares, 235 +1s)Open 

We are all humans. Stop the hate.  #Unity   #StopRacism  

We are all humans. Stop the hate.  #Unity   #StopRacism  ___

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2015-07-27 01:32:36 (22 comments, 7 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

We've been on the defensive for too damn long. It's time for progressives and Democrats to get on the OFFENSIVE!
You don't win elections by watering down your message or compromising your values. You win by taking bold, consistent stands for truth, freedom, equality, jobs, and reform. 

In the words of +Robert Reich: Years ago when Paul Wellstone was running for the Senate from Minnesota he took positions I thought absolutely correct, but were to the left of most of his constituents. He assured me voters are more interested in the integrity and authenticity of candidates than the specifics of any policies they espouse. "They know that I believe what I say, and they trust I have their interests at heart," he told me. "That's why I'll win." Paul did win, and he became one of America's greatest senators. I often think about him these... more »

We've been on the defensive for too damn long. It's time for progressives and Democrats to get on the OFFENSIVE!
You don't win elections by watering down your message or compromising your values. You win by taking bold, consistent stands for truth, freedom, equality, jobs, and reform. 

In the words of +Robert Reich: Years ago when Paul Wellstone was running for the Senate from Minnesota he took positions I thought absolutely correct, but were to the left of most of his constituents. He assured me voters are more interested in the integrity and authenticity of candidates than the specifics of any policies they espouse. "They know that I believe what I say, and they trust I have their interests at heart," he told me. "That's why I'll win." Paul did win, and he became one of America's greatest senators. I often think about him these days, as Bernie gains momentum.

The video from his speech in Louisiana that just finished:
http://youtu.be/IY_pN5Poego?t=35m19s

Host or attend an organizing meeting on July 29th! http://go.berniesanders.com/page/s/organizing-meetings

#FeelTheBern  
#‎Bernado2016‬
‪#‎GoBernanas‬!
‪#‎NeverTooLateToBern‬
‪#‎LiveandLetBernie‬___

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2015-07-26 21:46:40 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Native Americans Fight To Take Back Sacred Land From US Mining Companies
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/07/24/3683935/citing-religious-freedom-native-americans-fight-take-back-sacred-land-mining-companies/

Native Americans Fight To Take Back Sacred Land From US Mining Companies
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/07/24/3683935/citing-religious-freedom-native-americans-fight-take-back-sacred-land-mining-companies/___

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2015-07-26 20:05:48 (59 comments, 32 reshares, 165 +1s)Open 

Ted Cruz claims Captain Kirk is a Republican?!  ORLY...

#SciFiSunday   #StarTrek   #Politics   #YouCruzYouLose   #Cruzifiction  

Ted Cruz claims Captain Kirk is a Republican?!  ORLY...

#SciFiSunday   #StarTrek   #Politics   #YouCruzYouLose   #Cruzifiction  ___

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2015-07-26 19:28:43 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Progress: Bernie Sanders outlines a progressive agenda for America
A new official video details why his vision is so popular that it is drawing record crowd sizes. FDR fundamentally improved America with the New Deal, and Bernie can do the same thing with the Real Deal.

#FeelTheBern   #Bernie2016   #Progress  

Progress: Bernie Sanders outlines a progressive agenda for America
A new official video details why his vision is so popular that it is drawing record crowd sizes. FDR fundamentally improved America with the New Deal, and Bernie can do the same thing with the Real Deal.

#FeelTheBern   #Bernie2016   #Progress  ___

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2015-07-26 19:07:20 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Internal Fossil Fuel Industry Memos Reveal Decades of Corporate Disinformation on Climate Change
No surprise that greedy corporations will lie, cheat, and steal to continue their harmful profiteering schemes, but here is direct evidence of it.

HT to the +Union of Concerned Scientists for this!
#Science   #Environment   #Climate  

Full 56 Page PDF file Report Published on July 9, 2015 and Uploaded to Google Drive: The Climate Deception Dossiers: Internal Fossil Fuel Industry Memos Reveal Decades of Corporate Disinformation. Report Published by the Union of Concerned Scientists

http://www.ucsusa.org

http://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/fight-misinformation/climate-deception-dossiers-fossil-fuel-industry-memos#.VbQRFvm6eM8

carbon dioxide co2 oil petroleum petrol gasoline natural gas frack fracking coal energy power plants us america usa u.s. u.s.a.united states american 'murica murica murican govt government corporate company business polluter pollution environment environmental gop right wing red state republican conservative libertarian tea party teabagger patriot patriotism evangelical christian lobbyist lobby fake lie lying fox news foxnews fauxnews science scientific scientist global warming extreme weather ___Internal Fossil Fuel Industry Memos Reveal Decades of Corporate Disinformation on Climate Change
No surprise that greedy corporations will lie, cheat, and steal to continue their harmful profiteering schemes, but here is direct evidence of it.

HT to the +Union of Concerned Scientists for this!
#Science   #Environment   #Climate  

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2015-07-26 16:13:05 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Sanders Can Win the Democratic Presidential Primary — Here’s How

The 2008 Democratic presidential primary fight proved that the Clinton machine can be beaten despite enjoying enormous advantages in terms of funding, connections, and name recognition. The question is: can Bernie Sanders repeat in 2016 what no one thought possible in 2008? Although Sanders can’t mechanically follow candidate Barack Obama’s playbook, team Sanders has to adapt some of that playbook’s strategic principles to have a shot at winning.

This is a long article, but it is a must read. It is the best analysis of Bernie Sanders' (and our) path to victory in the race for the Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States of America. Remember, resistance to the Clinton machine is not futile. We can do this.

PS. check out this listcicle:
#FeelTheBern#Bernie2016  #Po... more »

Sanders Can Win the Democratic Presidential Primary — Here’s How

The 2008 Democratic presidential primary fight proved that the Clinton machine can be beaten despite enjoying enormous advantages in terms of funding, connections, and name recognition. The question is: can Bernie Sanders repeat in 2016 what no one thought possible in 2008? Although Sanders can’t mechanically follow candidate Barack Obama’s playbook, team Sanders has to adapt some of that playbook’s strategic principles to have a shot at winning.

This is a long article, but it is a must read. It is the best analysis of Bernie Sanders' (and our) path to victory in the race for the Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States of America. Remember, resistance to the Clinton machine is not futile. We can do this.

PS. check out this listcicle:
#FeelTheBern #Bernie2016  #Politics #Progressive

#‎Bernado2016

#‎GoBernanas!

#‎NeverTooLateToBern

#‎LiveandLetBernie

#‎ToTheBERNMobile

#‎BernieSandals #‎HillaryFlipFlops

#‎SlowBern

#‎BerntheMidnightOil

#‎MoneytoBern

#‎LiveLongandFeeltheBern

#‎BerntToACrisp

#‎ToBernOrNotToBern

#‎BernTheTables

#‎BernTheOtherCheek

#‎TakeABernForTheBetter

#‎BernTheTide

#‎BernTheClockBack___

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2015-07-26 12:24:02 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Bernie Sanders playlist. Interviews, debates, speeches, old & new. OVER 100+ VIDEOS

Takes quite a while to wade through this extensive collection, but I found a bunch of good content to bookmark for future citations in debates.

Bernie Sanders playlist. Interviews, debates, speeches, old & new. OVER 100+ VIDEOS

Takes quite a while to wade through this extensive collection, but I found a bunch of good content to bookmark for future citations in debates.___

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2015-07-26 10:40:43 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

The Cost Of Inaction: How much doing nothing about Climate Change damage is truly costing us in the long run

HT to +The Economist Intelligence Unit for this special report
#Climate   #Economics   #Environment   #Science  

#PDF  Entire 63 page file uploaded to Google Drive
Publication Date -- July 24th 2015: The Economist Intelligence Unit Report on the Cost of Inaction on Climate Change



global warming extreme weather environment environmental science scientific scientist world globe global international trade networks fiduciary politics political politician govt government economy economics economical finance financial market mercantile currency money account accounting accountant stocks bonds commodity invest investor investment portfolio brokers stockbrokers stockholders investments dollar dollars us america credit rating debit debt exchange insurance insurer bank banking banker business corp corporate company inc administration management NYSE New York Stock Exchange London Stock Exchange FTSE Footsie Tokyo Stock Exchange Tōshō Tosho TSE Nikkei  Shanghai SSE Composite Index SZSE Component Hong Kong HKEx Euronext Deutsche Börse Boerse DAX Toronto TSX Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA NASDAQ NDX Standard & Poor's S&P 500 Moody's Investor Service Fitch Ratings #Economist   #TheEconomist  ___The Cost Of Inaction: How much doing nothing about Climate Change damage is truly costing us in the long run

HT to +The Economist Intelligence Unit for this special report
#Climate   #Economics   #Environment   #Science  

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2015-07-26 07:14:15 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Spacial analysis reveals where the world's straightest and most bendy roads are
The zoomable map is at  http://www.technomancy.org/openstreetmap/bendy-roads/

#Geography   #Transportation  

...spatial analysis revealed that the Midwest in the United States and the plains of Canada had significantly more roads that were straight compared to Europe. In Europe, the Netherlands stood out as the country with the straightest roads.___Spacial analysis reveals where the world's straightest and most bendy roads are
The zoomable map is at  http://www.technomancy.org/openstreetmap/bendy-roads/

#Geography   #Transportation  

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2015-07-26 05:45:39 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

 OK, I love kayaking, but this is, well, just wow!

I have experienced something like that before ... it's not always fun :)
http://share.gifyoutube.com/KdYxwY.gif___ OK, I love kayaking, but this is, well, just wow!

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2015-07-25 22:03:57 (14 comments, 18 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

Americans killed by #cannabis  last year: 0. Killed by police: 1,100.

___Americans killed by #cannabis  last year: 0. Killed by police: 1,100.

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2015-07-25 20:30:22 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

7 year old girl stands up to homophobic street preacher, gets high-fived by by spectators

7 year old girl, Zea, ain't got no time for #homophobic preachers
(。◕‿◕。)
Zea stood firm in the face of #hate over the weekend at a celebration of the Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage. When a preacher began ranting at her through a microphone, little Zea quietly waved her rainbow flag and never backed down.
Source imgur___7 year old girl stands up to homophobic street preacher, gets high-fived by by spectators

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2015-07-25 19:46:18 (18 comments, 22 reshares, 100 +1s)Open 

The political revolution will not be televised. #FeelTheBern  at a House Party for Bernie on July 29th to get things rolling
Sign up to host/attend: http://go.berniesanders.com/page/s/organizing-meetings

If we want to caliber of bold reforms our nation so desperately needs, it is critical to get involved on the ground here. This means going to meet ups with other Bernie supporters to get the ball rolling and to coordinate our efforts more effectively.

This campaign doesn't have a lot of money because it will never sell out to billionaires, so the message will not be spread on the corporate broadcast media (TV and Radio in particular). To spread the word means action in the real world, and these House Parties for Bernie are a good start. Please consider hosting one. See all of the House Parties For Bernie Sanders on a map:more »

The political revolution will not be televised. #FeelTheBern  at a House Party for Bernie on July 29th to get things rolling
Sign up to host/attend: http://go.berniesanders.com/page/s/organizing-meetings

If we want to caliber of bold reforms our nation so desperately needs, it is critical to get involved on the ground here. This means going to meet ups with other Bernie supporters to get the ball rolling and to coordinate our efforts more effectively.

This campaign doesn't have a lot of money because it will never sell out to billionaires, so the message will not be spread on the corporate broadcast media (TV and Radio in particular). To spread the word means action in the real world, and these House Parties for Bernie are a good start. Please consider hosting one. See all of the House Parties For Bernie Sanders on a map:
http://www.bernie2016events.org

Top 10 Things You Can Do To Help Bernie Sanders
http://plus.google.com/u/0/+OleOlson/posts/QQhhWLbkcUJ 

#Bernie2016   #GrassrootsPolitics   #Progressive   #Reform  ___

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2015-07-25 09:47:18 (34 comments, 4 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Men Kill Women in the U.S. So Often that It’s Usually Not Even Newsworthy


#Lafayette   #Misogyny  

Fuck the Patriarchy.___Men Kill Women in the U.S. So Often that It’s Usually Not Even Newsworthy


#Lafayette   #Misogyny  

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2015-07-25 08:21:09 (7 comments, 7 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

America could have funded free public university tuition for 30 years for the cost of the Iraq War
Priorities people!

#FeelTheBern  

Misplaced Priorities___America could have funded free public university tuition for 30 years for the cost of the Iraq War
Priorities people!

#FeelTheBern  

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2015-07-25 06:56:22 (12 comments, 7 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

A 7-day workweek is now legal in Wisconsin — here's why it could be disastrous
Conservative GOP policies have already been a complete, undeniable disaster for Wisconsin, and they just keep trying to make it worse for regular folks. Here in Minnesota by contrast, we have enacted a set of bold progressive policies that have led to prosperity.

For instance, MN is the #1 state in the nation for businesses (WI fares poorly), we have a $2 billion surplus (WI $2b deficit), we have free all day kindergarten (WI laying off teachers), MN froze tuition at state universities (WI cut $300m from the UW Madison so many entire depts have to be eliminated), MN has a far lower unemployment rate, a median income almost $9,000 higher, a rapidly growing economy, and a strong state health insurance program. 

Cheap Labor Conservatives in Wisconsin want to impose their Koch/ALEC corporatety... more »

With no unions to fight it how long before it will be mandatory or you lose your job? Soon Wisconsin workers could be "asked" to work over 8 hours too. People may think unions are bad, but with out them the worst is yet to come...___A 7-day workweek is now legal in Wisconsin — here's why it could be disastrous
Conservative GOP policies have already been a complete, undeniable disaster for Wisconsin, and they just keep trying to make it worse for regular folks. Here in Minnesota by contrast, we have enacted a set of bold progressive policies that have led to prosperity.

For instance, MN is the #1 state in the nation for businesses (WI fares poorly), we have a $2 billion surplus (WI $2b deficit), we have free all day kindergarten (WI laying off teachers), MN froze tuition at state universities (WI cut $300m from the UW Madison so many entire depts have to be eliminated), MN has a far lower unemployment rate, a median income almost $9,000 higher, a rapidly growing economy, and a strong state health insurance program. 

Cheap Labor Conservatives in Wisconsin want to impose their Koch/ALEC corporate tyranny on all of America, so everyone has to work longer, harder, and faster for less so the rich can get richer.

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2015-07-25 01:31:26 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

America's greatness is not judged by how much the rich have, but how well of the people in need are.
We do not exist to make wealth for the rich, their wealth exists to provide a developed nation where anyone can rise or fall based on their own merits.

#Bernie2016  

___America's greatness is not judged by how much the rich have, but how well of the people in need are.
We do not exist to make wealth for the rich, their wealth exists to provide a developed nation where anyone can rise or fall based on their own merits.

#Bernie2016  

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