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Ole Olson has been at 26 events

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Space Fan News!4,940,714Hello 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 08:00:00390 
The White House2,756,424Join 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 20:00:0013513 
Science on Google+557,688Can 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 House2,756,424Over 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 18:30:00461 
Ole Olson51,730It 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 07:00:00160 
Science Bulletins at AMNH369,490The 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. Wiser18,614*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 Kristof1,391,165The 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 20:00:006980 
The Planetary Society4,611,171Join +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 Party11,610It'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+557,688"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 21:00:00120 
Cynthia S.11,026********************************************************************** 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 
TakePart42,845Seven 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 20:00:002180 
Euro Maestro87,097Live hangout on air with Alexis Ohanian - co-founder of RedditSpotlight on Alexis Ohanian with Euro Maestro - Live Show2013-05-15 17:00:0065 
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 16:30:0024 
Euro Maestro87,097Live 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 
PBS MediaShift557,126Watch 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! Entertainment1,844,475Season 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 Olson51,730Join 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 
Ireland10,856Join 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 House2,756,424First 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 17:10:0012684 
Luke Mulvey39,872Join +Sensible Politics and +Governor Markell of Delaware in a Google Hangout covering two of the most pressing issues of our time: The future of Education and Gun Safety.  The hangout will be moderated by Richard Socarides, a writer and commentator and a former Senior Advisor during the Clinton Administration. Gov. Markell believes strongly that in order to have a world class education system we need to invest in high quality teachers and early education. Like the rest of us, Gov. Markell has been deeply affected by the recent senseless gun violence in our country and has proposed key reforms in his state that will protect communities, improve school safety and increase access to mental health treatment.  The event will take place at 2:15pm *EST* The following Sensible Politics members will be joining us as panelists: +Ole Olson +Monica RW +Aedan Saint +Dan Spina +Euro Maestro +Luke Mulvey  _Read more about Gov. Markell's Gun Safety Proposals_  - http://goo.gl/nm2Lb _Read more about Gov. Markell's Education Initiatives_ - http://goo.gl/p5W4M _Read more about Richard Socarides_ - www.richardsocarides.com _Join our *Sensible Politics Community*_ - http://goo.gl/Unumx www.sensiblepolitics.orgEducation and Gun Safety Hangout with Governor Markell2013-02-27 20:15:00161 
The White House2,756,424In 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 22:50:0034160 
The Planetary Society4,611,171Join +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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MBC Ser657#CircleShar  of the DayBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!------------------------#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshar #news   #travel   #travelphotography   #update #IndonesiaOnly #Jalan #Aberdeen #Belfast #Birmingham #Bristol #Cardiff #Dublin #EastMidlands #Edinburgh #Glasgow #LeedsBradford #London #Manchester #Newcastle #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing 2015-02-25 03:41:04440191638
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Aijaz ahmed3,130In this #SEO #Circle are Wonderful people with Interesting posts, You Must Have Them in Your Circles ...If You recieve this message You are included in #circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in this #circle you need to do the following:1. Add me +Aijaz ahmed  in your circles...!!!2. Plus this post...!!! 3. Publicly share this circle...!!!4. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the four steps above...!!!@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@+SEO Aijaz 2015-02-24 07:22:40500232224
AyJay Schibig86,894BOOST CIRCLE   2.23.15Give your circle stream a BOOST by Adding this mix of all kinds of active, interesting people to your circles!  Lots of new additions to this one!   Please ReShare.#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-02-24 02:01:14500242735
luis landi0Hi everybody! #importantcircle  Just started using G+, one my freinds much more experts +raffaele romeo arena shared one of his ten circles! iside these circle is full of intresting contract. If are you intresting to enlarge your circle you can reshare this circle. Resharing you could enlarge the our circle. is very easy:1)include me in your circle2)shared the circle3)add +1 to the post4)enjoy your new contacts #cerchiamassima   #SpecialNew   #circles   #sharedcircles   #addcircle   #veryimpcircle   #sharedpublicircles   #growfollowers   #circleshare   #publiccircle   #findcircles   #circlemeup   #influencers   #influence   #influencer   #influencemarketing   #sharedcircle   #circleshare   #howtoenlargecircle   #socialmediamarketing   #socialmediastrategy   #highheelsbrands   #socialnetworking   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheweek   #topofthecircle   #howenlargecircles   #topofthepeople   #enlargecircle   #lunedì   #mondaymotivation   2015-02-23 18:19:33468000
Raffaele Romeo Arena62,131Very Important circle. #importantcircle   Hi friends! This is an incredible circle, created with important selection from my other ten circles very importants.In this circle there are only engagment people. If you want to enlarge your circle, you have to reshare this circle. So, do you want to enlarge your circle? And now, what are you waiting for?*The most important engager is reshared, because only with it we could enlarge the our circle._ If you want to be part of the next  Special Cirlce V.30:2 - include me in your circles 3 - shared the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post 5 - happy life and sun is sunshine. More you share more you http://buzznews.it/milena-canonero-oscar-25696/#cerchiamassima    #SpecialNew     #circles   #sharedcircles #addcircle   #veryimpcircle   #sharedpubliccircles   #growfollowers #circleshare   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheweek #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #findcircles   #circlemeup #influencers   #influencer   #influence   #influencermarketing #sharedcircle       #raffoar     #circleshare   #howtoenlargecircle #socialmediamarketing     #socialmediastrategy #highheelsbrands     #socialnetworking       2015-02-23 13:29:57469001
Jennie0"High Quality New Active Blood Circle. Enjoy#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles  #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia#SharedCircle #Watches #Strap #Google #Engagers #Google+ #Fashion #SEO #SocialMediaMarketing #SmallBusiness #Entrepreneur #Startup #Business #Health #Infinityscarf"2015-02-23 09:14:17400000
Swimming Pools Quotes971"Circle brings together nice and interesting people.Join the Gathering Circle !! Full of nice and active friends #Engagers #EngagersCircle #SocialMedia #Google+ #SharedCircle #Marketing #SocialMediaMarketing  #Shared  #Social #GooglePlusTips #circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing  #circleoftheweek#london"2015-02-23 05:51:47400000
Robert Renard615https://plus.google.com/116703129387756846327/posts/1VxfttYoM3f #jokesoftheday   #jokes   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircle  2015-02-23 00:28:44488000
Robert Renard615#sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircle  2015-02-22 16:18:01488000
Swimming Pools Quotes926#sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #bristol #somerset #london #britain2015-02-20 07:27:31400001
Wise Words50Great circle about quotes that can make a difference!#quotes #spirituality #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-02-19 13:05:31501000
AyJay Schibig86,473ALL KINDS CIRCLE  2.18.15  by +AyJay Schibig Add this mix of All Kinds of Active G+ members and pages  to give some variety to your circles!  Please ReShare.#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia  2015-02-19 04:56:22500424953
Silvio De Rossi50,421TOP INFLUENCERS DeroPLUS CIRCLE 21!Yeppa! It's the DAY of the my new Circle Plus!#sharedcircle #sharedcircles #topcircleshare #deroplusThis is my new #Sharedcircle of #topengagers, a group of TOP interesting people who share unique and original contents.What are you waiting to add them to your circles? :)To be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1) Do +1 at the post!2) Include the circle among your circles!3) Share the circle (include yourself)!4) Smile to life, sun in sunshine!Have a good life!Special thanks my BEST #friends and #followers!#topsharedcircle   #facciamolastoria   #leonardo   #deroplus   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial  #trust #circles  #circleshare  #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social   #socialnetworking   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #googleplus  #communities   #topsocialcircle   2015-02-18 15:27:54483000
Conseltek11,752Still loving this amazing experiment. The #circleshare  of the day is this! Ad, plus and share :) #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheweek   #circleofthedaygoogle + #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharingcircles   #sharedcircle   #sharedpublicircles  2015-02-17 22:27:414791047
Circle Followers02015-02-17 16:26:44501001
Thomas Harlan70Another really good Circle2015-02-15 18:01:16449000
Thomas Harlan70Another really great Circle2015-02-15 18:00:08449001
Traveling Channel0Increase the rate of your followers on Google+ and be the part of this circle.Enjoy2015-02-14 00:20:38399011
Technology Pools423Circle brings together nice and interesting people.Join the Gathering Circle !! Full of nice and active friends #Engagers #EngagersCircle #SocialMedia #Google+ #SharedCircle #Marketing #SocialMediaMarketing  #Shared  #Social #GooglePlusTips #circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing  #circleoftheweek#london2015-02-13 12:07:09199011
Technology Pools423Circle brings together nice and interesting people.Join the Gathering Circle !! Full of nice and active friends #Engagers #EngagersCircle #SocialMedia #Google+ #SharedCircle #Marketing #SocialMediaMarketing  #Shared  #Social #GooglePlusTips #circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing  #circleoftheweek#london2015-02-13 12:02:42199011
Technology Pools378May be of interest...#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek#bristol #somerset #london #britain2015-02-12 12:00:00400001
Technology Pools423May be of interest...#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek#bristol #somerset #london #britain2015-02-12 11:59:2143415622
Milana Vinidiktova630#кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#SharedCircleOfTheDay#SocialMediaMarketing #CircleShare#Share#CircleSharing#Google#Google+#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#ADD#Circle2015-02-12 01:36:07465000
Top1Mattress.com291Circle for 2/12/2015If you want to continue or wish to get in, please complete 1-2 below.INSTRUCTIONS1. Plus and share this post to your wall: (IMPORTANT, please CLICK this post and do my rule) https://plus.google.com/u/0/117102374191978577636/posts/TFFnoF1WC692. Comment to inform me that you have done the above thing.-----------------IMPORTANT: Always publicly share my original shared circle.2015-02-11 18:38:41501000
Alessandro Rocchi3,065Circle for 2/12/2015If you want to continue or wish to get in, please complete 1-2 below.INSTRUCTIONS1. Plus and share this post to your wall: (IMPORTANT, please CLICK this post and do my rule) https://plus.google.com/u/0/117102374191978577636/posts/TFFnoF1WC692. Comment to inform me that you have done the above thing.-----------------IMPORTANT: Always publicly share my original shared circle.2015-02-11 18:38:14501000
Swimming Pools London587#sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #bristol #somerset #london #britain2015-02-11 09:32:54400000
AyJay Schibig86,092DISCOVERY CIRCLE   2.11.15  by  +AyJay Schibig Welcome to the latest edition of my Discovery Circle!   Discover lots of interesting and active  G+ members here!  Please Re-Share.#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-02-11 08:06:49499504759
Juhi Verma48The Amazing  #Circle - Just Do It!#sports #triathlons #marathons #triathlon #exercise #health #nutrition #running #biking #swimming #Sport #FridaySharedCircle #SharedCircle of #sportlover #sportmen #sportwomen  #Sport #FridaySharedCircle #SharedCircle of #sportlover #sportmen #sportwomen   www.technologypools.co.uk2015-02-09 12:57:59488000
Technology Pools262The Amazing  #Circle - Just Do It!#sports #triathlons #marathons #triathlon #exercise #health #nutrition #running #biking #swimming #Sport #FridaySharedCircle #SharedCircle of #sportlover #sportmen #sportwomen  #Sport #FridaySharedCircle #SharedCircle of #sportlover #sportmen #sportwomen   www.technologypools.co.uk2015-02-09 11:23:06200414
Technology Pools262The Amazing  #Circle - Just Do It!#sports #triathlons #marathons #triathlon #exercise #health #nutrition #running #biking #swimming #Sport #FridaySharedCircle #SharedCircle of #sportlover #sportmen #sportwomen  #Sport #FridaySharedCircle #SharedCircle of #sportlover #sportmen #sportwomen   www.technologypools.co.uk2015-02-09 11:20:13419000
Ethan Williams0#sharedpubliccircles   #circle #circleshare #circleoftheday   #circlesharing #sharedcircles  2015-02-09 10:58:44501678
Jason Hurtado Daniels33,5652015 High Content CircleThis weekend I sorted through my many circle categories to identify the people most related to my projects for 2015. These old friends and new discoveries represent people in my network active in the following categories. If you feel you should be included, please indicate which category might be a good fit. Enjoy!#3D printing#ArtificialIntelligence#Biomass#Crowdfunding#Databases#Engineering#FOSS#GameTheory#Gardening#Geothermal#Makers#OpenSourceGovernance#Oregon#OSS#Recycling#RenewableEnergy#Robotics#Science#Software#Solar#Sustainability#Teams#WaterResources2015-02-09 01:42:39492001
Technology Pools225#circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #public #publiccircle #China #Beijing2015-02-07 11:56:0942181014
Technology Pools198If you like this Circle, please share this post and Circle. If you want to be in the next circle, share this circle and post a comment here!#sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #bristol #somerset #london #britain2015-02-07 09:04:27421000
Alessandro Rocchi2,843Circle for 2/7/2015If you want to continue or wish to get in, please complete 1-2 below.INSTRUCTIONS1. Plus and share this post to your wall: (IMPORTANT, please CLICK this post and do my rule) https://plus.google.com/u/0/117102374191978577636/posts/TFFnoF1WC692. Comment to inform me that you have done the above thing.-----------------IMPORTANT: Always publicly share my original shared circle.2015-02-06 17:03:15501000
Top1Mattress.com0Circle for 2/7/2015If you want to continue or wish to get in, please complete 1-2 below.INSTRUCTIONS1. Plus and share this post to your wall: (IMPORTANT, please CLICK this post and do my rule) https://plus.google.com/u/0/117102374191978577636/posts/TFFnoF1WC692. Comment to inform me that you have done the above thing.-----------------IMPORTANT: Always publicly share my original shared circle.#Influencers#CircleShare#PublicCircle#ShareCircles#CircleSharing#Awesomepeople#CircleOfTheDay#ShareAndBeShared#ConnectingTheWorld#CircleShareExperiment#Circle#Sharers#Engagers#Followers#AddCircle#CoolPeople2015-02-06 17:01:43501225
AyJay Schibig85,768SHARERS CIRCLE   2.4.2015  by  +AyJay Schibig Welcome to my Sharers Circle!  This is a Circle of people who have recently shared my circles/posts !  Add these great Sharers to your circles to grow your G+ network.  Please ReShare!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia  2015-02-05 03:13:41416708080
Rok Šimec31,796This circle contains people who are very active on Google+. These are people who will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your circles as they are likely to interact with you. #circle   #circleshare  2015-02-04 11:21:39479543488

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2015-03-04 18:14:07 (59 comments, 36 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

Now here's a good question for that Tea Party uncle of yours

Most reshares: 61

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2015-03-05 15:45:38 (38 comments, 61 reshares, 114 +1s)Open 

Special note to the anti-govt “patriots” who love to put Bald Eagles on their profiles and want to kill the EPA: this bird would be extinct today if it wasn’t for intervention into the “free market” by environmental protections. Your worship of unregulated capitalism would have killed your favorite icon off forever.

It's not "socialism" to have a regulated marketplace that protects workers, consumers, and the environment, it's the general welfare of all Americans as afforded to us by the US Constitution.

More info:
http://www.fws.gov/midwest/eagle/recovery/biologue.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDT
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bald_and_Golden_Eagle_Protection_Act
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endangered_Species_Act

#Environment   #EPA   #Ecology   #Wildlife   #nature   #Regulation   #DDT   #BaldEagles  #Patriotism  ... more »

Most plusones: 135

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2015-03-03 16:13:57 (28 comments, 41 reshares, 135 +1s)Open 

Facts are facts: Science is real whether or not someone chooses to accept it.

+Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is probably the funniest thing on television right now. Or, if you don't have HBO, many of the best clips are on Youtube. 

#Science   #Comedy   #JohnOliver   #ClimateChange   #Evolution  

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2015-03-06 15:52:04 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

The Premiere video from Act Out! via Occupy.com has been released
They take on efforts to kill Net neutrality, the multi-national corporate trade deal TPP, and celebrate the effectiveness of a national movement to protect the internet from corporate interests.

There are some great links and ideas in the video. 
Also see: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Net Neutrality (HBO)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpbOEoRrHyU

and their website: Save The Internet http://www.savetheinternet.com/sti-home

#Preventingcablecompanyfuckery #netneutrality #noTPP #stopfasttrack #Occupy   #OWS  

The Premiere video from Act Out! via Occupy.com has been released
They take on efforts to kill Net neutrality, the multi-national corporate trade deal TPP, and celebrate the effectiveness of a national movement to protect the internet from corporate interests.

There are some great links and ideas in the video. 
Also see: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Net Neutrality (HBO)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpbOEoRrHyU

and their website: Save The Internet http://www.savetheinternet.com/sti-home

#Preventingcablecompanyfuckery #netneutrality #noTPP #stopfasttrack #Occupy   #OWS  ___

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2015-03-06 03:14:38 (10 comments, 7 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Scott Walkers Right To FIRE bill is taken DIRECTLY from the right wing corporate front group ALEC
Not surprised this is word for word since conservative Republicans take their marching orders directly from their corporate overlords.

#gop #obama #republicans #teabagger #teaparty #conservatives
___Scott Walkers Right To FIRE bill is taken DIRECTLY from the right wing corporate front group ALEC
Not surprised this is word for word since conservative Republicans take their marching orders directly from their corporate overlords.

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2015-03-06 02:02:02 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

The Onion nails it: Justice Department Calls On Ferguson To Align Level Of Institutional Racism With Rest Of Country

#Ferguson   #Racism  

___The Onion nails it: Justice Department Calls On Ferguson To Align Level Of Institutional Racism With Rest Of Country

#Ferguson   #Racism  

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2015-03-05 23:35:47 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

After 400 Million Years, Coelacanth at Risk of Extinction

The 6th Great Extinction continues in the Anthropocene as the footprint of our species continue to stomp out other forms of life. 

It may have hidden in the ocean for millions of years, but life today poses numerous challenges for the West Indian Ocean coelacanth (Latimeria chalumnae), the “living fossil” fish that was famously rediscovered off the coast of South Africa in 1938. The few areas in which the fish still swim face destruction from new port construction while the coelacanths themselves risk being caught up in fishing nets intended for sharks. Even climate change poses a new risk for the species.

After 400 Million Years, Coelacanth at Risk of Extinction

The 6th Great Extinction continues in the Anthropocene as the footprint of our species continue to stomp out other forms of life. 

It may have hidden in the ocean for millions of years, but life today poses numerous challenges for the West Indian Ocean coelacanth (Latimeria chalumnae), the “living fossil” fish that was famously rediscovered off the coast of South Africa in 1938. The few areas in which the fish still swim face destruction from new port construction while the coelacanths themselves risk being caught up in fishing nets intended for sharks. Even climate change poses a new risk for the species.___

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2015-03-05 22:33:21 (7 comments, 20 reshares, 106 +1s)Open 

A model of how many Earths will fit into the Sun

A model of how many Earths will fit into the Sun___

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2015-03-05 20:37:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Stellar views of The Sun by NASA


#Science   #Space   #NASA  

Stellar views of The Sun by NASA


#Science   #Space   #NASA  ___

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2015-03-05 20:03:19 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

The Demolition of Workers’ Comp
Over the past decade, states have slashed workers’ compensation benefits, denying injured workers help when they need it most and shifting the costs of workplace accidents to taxpayers.

Via +ProPublica 

The Demolition of Workers’ Comp
Over the past decade, states have slashed workers’ compensation benefits, denying injured workers help when they need it most and shifting the costs of workplace accidents to taxpayers.

Via +ProPublica ___

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2015-03-05 18:43:41 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Maddow Shreds Fox News And Bill O’Reilly Over War Reporting Lies
To be fair, if +Fox News didn't have lies, they wouldn't have a network. It's their bread and butter brand of "journalism".

When she reached out to Fox News for comment, they told her of O'Reilly's 'great ratings' because derp.___Maddow Shreds Fox News And Bill O’Reilly Over War Reporting Lies
To be fair, if +Fox News didn't have lies, they wouldn't have a network. It's their bread and butter brand of "journalism".

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2015-03-05 15:45:38 (38 comments, 61 reshares, 114 +1s)Open 

Special note to the anti-govt “patriots” who love to put Bald Eagles on their profiles and want to kill the EPA: this bird would be extinct today if it wasn’t for intervention into the “free market” by environmental protections. Your worship of unregulated capitalism would have killed your favorite icon off forever.

It's not "socialism" to have a regulated marketplace that protects workers, consumers, and the environment, it's the general welfare of all Americans as afforded to us by the US Constitution.

More info:
http://www.fws.gov/midwest/eagle/recovery/biologue.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDT
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bald_and_Golden_Eagle_Protection_Act
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endangered_Species_Act

#Environment   #EPA   #Ecology   #Wildlife   #nature   #Regulation   #DDT   #BaldEagles  #Patriotism  ... more »

Special note to the anti-govt “patriots” who love to put Bald Eagles on their profiles and want to kill the EPA: this bird would be extinct today if it wasn’t for intervention into the “free market” by environmental protections. Your worship of unregulated capitalism would have killed your favorite icon off forever.

It's not "socialism" to have a regulated marketplace that protects workers, consumers, and the environment, it's the general welfare of all Americans as afforded to us by the US Constitution.

More info:
http://www.fws.gov/midwest/eagle/recovery/biologue.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDT
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bald_and_Golden_Eagle_Protection_Act
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endangered_Species_Act

#Environment   #EPA   #Ecology   #Wildlife   #nature   #Regulation   #DDT   #BaldEagles   #Patriotism  ___

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2015-03-05 15:16:08 (6 comments, 7 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

Jeb Bush: "Pa says I can screw up the economy next!"

Jeb Bush: "Pa says I can screw up the economy next!"___

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2015-03-05 05:10:45 (11 comments, 27 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

Crowd dynamics test
This video is hilarious. 

GIFv version on Imgur:  http://i.imgur.com/iLoDJ9I.gifv
Source Video:  I've fallen, and I can't get up! https://vimeo.com/109169719

Crowd dynamics test
This video is hilarious. 

GIFv version on Imgur:  http://i.imgur.com/iLoDJ9I.gifv
Source Video:  I've fallen, and I can't get up! https://vimeo.com/109169719___

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2015-03-05 04:15:39 (11 comments, 5 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Steven Wright rocks. I'm going to have to go find more quotes from him now.

___Steven Wright rocks. I'm going to have to go find more quotes from him now.

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2015-03-05 01:15:12 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Incoming Twister!

Incoming Twister!___

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2015-03-04 23:22:02 (9 comments, 5 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Yep, we're definitely in a "post-racial society" now, except for all the lingering racism!

___Yep, we're definitely in a "post-racial society" now, except for all the lingering racism!

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2015-03-04 19:47:04 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

The time has come for Bill O'Reilly to be fired for lying about his war record.

Clear Proof Bill O'Reilly is a Serial Liar About His Past

Fox News' Bill O'Reilly has been under fire following a series of revelations that seem to show he lied about numerous major reporting milestones in his career, from witnessing the murder of nuns in El Salvador to being witness to combat in the Falklands War to personally seeing the suicide of a figure involved in the JFK assassination investigation.

#oReally #NoReilly #BilloReillyMisremembers #LittleKnownBilloFacts___The time has come for Bill O'Reilly to be fired for lying about his war record.

2015-03-04 19:09:02 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Welcome my friend Miranda to Google+. She's a photographer in #DuluthMN . 

Welcome my friend Miranda to Google+. She's a photographer in #DuluthMN . ___

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2015-03-04 18:14:07 (59 comments, 36 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

Now here's a good question for that Tea Party uncle of yours

Now here's a good question for that Tea Party uncle of yours___

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2015-03-04 16:55:07 (11 comments, 12 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Bank of Canada urges Star Trek fans to stop ‘Spocking’ their fivers

Well, this would only make me want to do it more!

I will start using the term "Spocking a fiver" in every day conversation when anything is hacked to make it more awesome. #Spock #Canada ___Bank of Canada urges Star Trek fans to stop ‘Spocking’ their fivers

Well, this would only make me want to do it more!

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2015-03-04 15:41:30 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

 A majority favors marijuana legalization for first time, according to nation’s most authoritative survey
For the first time, the General Social Survey -- a large, national survey conducted every two years and widely considered to represent the gold standard for public opinion research -- shows a majority of Americans favoring the legalization of marijuana.

Note that this poll appears to have lagged behind other ones that showed a majority favoring legalization earlier.

PPP: 52% favored full legalization in 2013  http://www.people-press.org/2013/04/04/majority-now-supports-legalizing-marijuana/  

GALLUP: 58% support legalization by Oct 2013 http://www.gallup.com/poll/165539/first-time-americans-favor-legalizing-marijuana.aspx

#Cannabis   #Marijuana   #Legalization   #LegalizeIt   #LegalizeFreedom   #Prohibition   #DrugWar  

#unitedstates #survey  ___ A majority favors marijuana legalization for first time, according to nation’s most authoritative survey
For the first time, the General Social Survey -- a large, national survey conducted every two years and widely considered to represent the gold standard for public opinion research -- shows a majority of Americans favoring the legalization of marijuana.

Note that this poll appears to have lagged behind other ones that showed a majority favoring legalization earlier.

PPP: 52% favored full legalization in 2013  http://www.people-press.org/2013/04/04/majority-now-supports-legalizing-marijuana/  

GALLUP: 58% support legalization by Oct 2013 http://www.gallup.com/poll/165539/first-time-americans-favor-legalizing-marijuana.aspx

#Cannabis   #Marijuana   #Legalization   #LegalizeIt   #LegalizeFreedom   #Prohibition   #DrugWar  

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2015-03-04 14:13:14 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Evil Abed anxiously awaiting the return of Community for it's sixth and final season

March 17th on +Yahoo Screen. Oh, and the trailer has been released:
http://screen.yahoo.com/community-season-six-trailer-premiere-175500821.html


#Community   #SixSeasonsAndaMovie   #CoolCoolCool  

Evil Abed anxiously awaiting the return of Community for it's sixth and final season

March 17th on +Yahoo Screen. Oh, and the trailer has been released:
http://screen.yahoo.com/community-season-six-trailer-premiere-175500821.html


#Community   #SixSeasonsAndaMovie   #CoolCoolCool  ___

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2015-03-04 01:52:06 (27 comments, 24 reshares, 111 +1s)Open 

Conservative Logic: Brian Williams is a liar, but there's just a liberal conspiracy against Bill O'Reilly

Conservative Logic: Brian Williams is a liar, but there's just a liberal conspiracy against Bill O'Reilly___

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2015-03-03 23:39:19 (15 comments, 10 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

So Walmart declares they are going to raise their minimum wage to $9/hour by this summer and $10/hr by next February. Where are the right wingers screaming about the impending price increases now?!  I guess it's OK if their unelected corporate boards do something, but it's "socialism" if our democratically elected officials dare try to raise wages for hard working Americans!  

Just goes to show who's side #CheapLaborConservatives  are on. (hint: it's not yours)

So Walmart declares they are going to raise their minimum wage to $9/hour by this summer and $10/hr by next February. Where are the right wingers screaming about the impending price increases now?!  I guess it's OK if their unelected corporate boards do something, but it's "socialism" if our democratically elected officials dare try to raise wages for hard working Americans!  

Just goes to show who's side #CheapLaborConservatives  are on. (hint: it's not yours)___

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2015-03-03 22:08:39 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

Betty Bowers rocks!

Yep. .___Betty Bowers rocks!

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2015-03-03 21:42:12 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Conservative Republicans in America will LOVE this because it attacks Obama. 

Pro-Russian Imperialism propaganda video targeting Obama goes viral — attracting millions of views http://ow.ly/2Vptbm___Conservative Republicans in America will LOVE this because it attacks Obama. 

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2015-03-03 20:12:08 (35 comments, 14 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

The Decline of Unions 1964-2014

Conservative Republicans are trying to sell out living wages in Wisconsin by ramming #RightToFire  (also known as #RightToWorkForLess ) down the throats of working folks. This is yet another assault on the #MiddleClass  by right wingers who lick the boots of #ALEC  and their unelected corporate overlords. 

They of course try to disguise it as "freedom", when in fact it is yet another step to destroy the freedom of people who actually work for a living to do so at a fair wage. The robber barons, corporate demons, and their right wing minions have been waging an all out war on Unions for decades, and the more damage they inflict on collective bargaining associations, the more the Middle Class is destroyed.

That's why we call them #CheapLaborConservatives , they don't care about living wages or the Middle Class,the... more »

The Decline of Unions 1964-2014

Conservative Republicans are trying to sell out living wages in Wisconsin by ramming #RightToFire  (also known as #RightToWorkForLess ) down the throats of working folks. This is yet another assault on the #MiddleClass  by right wingers who lick the boots of #ALEC  and their unelected corporate overlords. 

They of course try to disguise it as "freedom", when in fact it is yet another step to destroy the freedom of people who actually work for a living to do so at a fair wage. The robber barons, corporate demons, and their right wing minions have been waging an all out war on Unions for decades, and the more damage they inflict on collective bargaining associations, the more the Middle Class is destroyed.

That's why we call them #CheapLaborConservatives , they don't care about living wages or the Middle Class, they only care about corporate profits that vanish into the coffers of the richest 1% who hoard their piles of your money in overseas tax hideouts. They are robbing Americans of the wealth we create, and the median income has now fallen to about $24,000 per year thanks to Fiscal Conservative, Supply Side economics. 


Citations and More Information:
Fact Sheet: The Value of Unions and the Consequences of ‘Right-to-Work’ Laws  http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/labor/news/2012/12/13/48031/fact-sheet-the-value-of-unions-and-the-consequences-of-right-to-work-laws/

Thank a Union: 36 Ways Unions Have Improved Your Life http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/15/1092027/-Thanks-a-Union-36-Ways-Unions-Have-Improved-Your-Life

The secret #PowellMemo  that outlines the plans of corporate tyrants to destroy organized labor and lower wages  http://www.thwink.org/sustain/articles/017_PowellMemo/

Chart that proves Right To Fire states have lower wages (chart by +Charlene Schlueter )   http://plus.google.com/u/0/+CharleneSchlueter/posts/KJPQouma53c

GRAPH: As Union Membership Has Declined, Income Inequality Has Skyrocketed In The United States  http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/03/03/147994/unions-income-inequality/

Private Sector Union rates have plummeted, now only 6.6% http://www.bls.gov/news.release/union2.nr0.htm
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Note- Animation from +NPR 50 Years Of Shrinking Union Membership, In One Map
http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2015/02/23/385843576/50-years-of-shrinking-union-membership-in-one-map

#Labor   #Unions   #OrganizedLabor   #RightsAtWork   #Wages  ___

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2015-03-03 17:17:55 (8 comments, 8 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

#TexasTextbooks  - Right wing Republicans next assault on education

#gop #obama #republicans #teabagger #teaparty #conservatives ___ #TexasTextbooks  - Right wing Republicans next assault on education

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2015-03-03 16:13:57 (28 comments, 41 reshares, 135 +1s)Open 

Facts are facts: Science is real whether or not someone chooses to accept it.

+Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is probably the funniest thing on television right now. Or, if you don't have HBO, many of the best clips are on Youtube. 

#Science   #Comedy   #JohnOliver   #ClimateChange   #Evolution  

Facts are facts: Science is real whether or not someone chooses to accept it.

+Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is probably the funniest thing on television right now. Or, if you don't have HBO, many of the best clips are on Youtube. 

#Science   #Comedy   #JohnOliver   #ClimateChange   #Evolution  ___

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2015-03-03 15:04:44 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Earthlings! This post is dedicated to the power of love!

Good Morning Earthlings! This post is dedicated to the power of love!___

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2015-03-03 03:12:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Nothing funner than Dual wielding The Fork of Horripilation and Spoon of Madness (from the Rabbit Hole mod).
Made both legendary with max smithing and high enchanted smithing apparel. Everything looks like meal now.

Note- I can't recall which mod the Fork is found in, possibly Immersive Weapons?

Nothing funner than Dual wielding The Fork of Horripilation and Spoon of Madness (from the Rabbit Hole mod).
Made both legendary with max smithing and high enchanted smithing apparel. Everything looks like meal now.

Note- I can't recall which mod the Fork is found in, possibly Immersive Weapons?___

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2015-03-03 01:26:38 (24 comments, 3 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Hang members of the Congressional Black Caucus from a noose for not attending the Netanyahu speech? Yep, a conservative radio host went there.

And she is on Google+ at +Andrea Shea King 
Let her know what we think of racism and vitriol here on Google+

Here is the original +RightWingWatchdotorg article with full audio:  http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/far-right-pundit-hang-officials-who-skip-netanyahus-speech-congress

Disgrace how the this being speaks ___Hang members of the Congressional Black Caucus from a noose for not attending the Netanyahu speech? Yep, a conservative radio host went there.

And she is on Google+ at +Andrea Shea King 
Let her know what we think of racism and vitriol here on Google+

Here is the original +RightWingWatchdotorg article with full audio:  http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/far-right-pundit-hang-officials-who-skip-netanyahus-speech-congress

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2015-03-03 01:05:57 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Go away Monday!

HT +Emily Frederickson 

Go away Monday!

HT +Emily Frederickson ___

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2015-03-02 23:30:14 (7 comments, 7 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

This is how conservatives in the Republican Party rob democracy.

 This is why the GOP has 57 more seats in the US House despite only getting 52% of the popular vote nationally. It's blatant cheating and is un-American. 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/03/01/this-is-the-best-explanation-of-gerrymandering-you-will-ever-see/?tid=sm_tw___This is how conservatives in the Republican Party rob democracy.

 This is why the GOP has 57 more seats in the US House despite only getting 52% of the popular vote nationally. It's blatant cheating and is un-American. 

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2015-03-02 19:06:14 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

850,000 year old footprints surface on the English coastline, then are promptly washed away.

I really wish they would have taken out a few sections of this for further study before it was washed away. When I did archaeology work here in the US, we always tried to collect some samples from sites that could be examined later on when new technologies came about. 

Note the age: 850,000 to 900,000 years old. NOT 6,000.

#endofdebate   #wasntreallyadebateanyway  ___850,000 year old footprints surface on the English coastline, then are promptly washed away.

I really wish they would have taken out a few sections of this for further study before it was washed away. When I did archaeology work here in the US, we always tried to collect some samples from sites that could be examined later on when new technologies came about. 

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2015-03-02 18:35:35 (4 comments, 8 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

#BilloReillyMisremembers #LittleKnownBilloFacts #oReally #NoReilly 

___#BilloReillyMisremembers #LittleKnownBilloFacts #oReally #NoReilly 

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2015-03-02 15:57:21 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Some epic parting words from Leonard Nimoy

Some epic parting words from Leonard Nimoy___

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2015-03-02 15:35:30 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Free Your Mind

Edit: This piece is by Sócrates Magno Torres and is titled  Transfiguration

Thank you +Doug Senko for finding this out. 

Free Your Mind

Edit: This piece is by Sócrates Magno Torres and is titled  Transfiguration

Thank you +Doug Senko for finding this out. ___

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2015-03-02 15:11:45 (7 comments, 7 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Religiously Unaffiliated Highest in 13 States
22 more maps on America’s changing religious landscape: 
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2015/02/26/the-religious-states-of-america-in-22-maps/

I could not find a clear definition of "Religiously Unaffiliated", but there is likely a great deal of overlap with "Non-Religious". When compared to denominations, Religiously Unaffiliated is the largest group in 15 states and the 2nd largest in most of the rest of the states. 

This Data is from the +Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) http://publicreligion.org/

More than 1-in-5 Americans are religiously unaffiliated http://publicreligion.org/2015/02/10-things-the-american-values-atlas-teaches-us-about-religion/

Percent of Religiously Unaffiliated by state
(National Average 22%)
Oregon 37New H... more »

Religiously Unaffiliated Highest in 13 States
22 more maps on America’s changing religious landscape: 
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2015/02/26/the-religious-states-of-america-in-22-maps/

I could not find a clear definition of "Religiously Unaffiliated", but there is likely a great deal of overlap with "Non-Religious". When compared to denominations, Religiously Unaffiliated is the largest group in 15 states and the 2nd largest in most of the rest of the states. 

This Data is from the +Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) http://publicreligion.org/

More than 1-in-5 Americans are religiously unaffiliated http://publicreligion.org/2015/02/10-things-the-american-values-atlas-teaches-us-about-religion/

Percent of Religiously Unaffiliated by state
(National Average 22%)
Oregon 37
New Hampshire 35
Washington 33
Vermont 32
Montana 29
Alaska 28
Colorado 28
Maine 28
California 27
Idaho 27
Nevada 27
Hawaii 26
Arizona 25
Delaware 25
Kansas 24
Michigan 24
Iowa 23
Ohio 23
Connecticut 22
Illinois 22
Massachusetts 22
New York 22
Wisconsin 22
Wyoming 22
Florida 21
Indiana 21
Minnesota 21
New Mexico 21
Rhode Island 21
Virginia 21
West Virginia 21
Missouri 20
Utah 20
Kentucky 19
Maryland 19
Pennsylvania 19
New Jersey 18
North Carolina 18
South Dakota 18
Texas 18
Nebraska 17
Oklahoma 17
Georgia 16
North Dakota 16
South Carolina 16
Tennessee 16
Louisiana 14
Arkansas 13
Alabama 11
Mississippi 10

#Religion   #NonReligious   #USA  
HT +Harold Jones ___

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2015-03-02 14:13:19 (16 comments, 19 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

This image really hits the nail on the head of why the most conservative states lag behind progressive states. There are many more charts that pretty clearly demonstrate the failure of conservative policies across America here:  http://theprogressivecynic.com/2014/08/15/red-america-vs-blue-america-state-maps-illustrate-the-difference/

Further reading:
Blue States are from Scandinavia, Red States are from Guatemala
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/politics/magazine/108185/blue-states-are-scandinavia-red-states-are-guatemala

States Most & Least Dependent on the Federal Government
http://wallethub.com/edu/states-most-least-dependent-on-the-federal-government/2700/

How Blue America Subsidizes Red America
http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2012/02/14/how_blue_america_subsidizes_red_america.html

Poor Red States Leech off of Prosperous Blue... more »

Does anyone notice a recurrent pattern here?___This image really hits the nail on the head of why the most conservative states lag behind progressive states. There are many more charts that pretty clearly demonstrate the failure of conservative policies across America here:  http://theprogressivecynic.com/2014/08/15/red-america-vs-blue-america-state-maps-illustrate-the-difference/

Further reading:
Blue States are from Scandinavia, Red States are from Guatemala
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/politics/magazine/108185/blue-states-are-scandinavia-red-states-are-guatemala

States Most & Least Dependent on the Federal Government
http://wallethub.com/edu/states-most-least-dependent-on-the-federal-government/2700/

How Blue America Subsidizes Red America
http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2012/02/14/how_blue_america_subsidizes_red_america.html

Poor Red States Leech off of Prosperous Blue States
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3041/2987025203_fc2c517522_o.jpg

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2015-03-02 12:41:20 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

What America really needs is Medicare For All. Just end the age restriction and make it available to everyone, and voila, a Single Payer system that guarantees that every family has a doctor and access to health care.  The Affordable Care Act is far better than the "don't get sick, but if you do die quickly" health care plan before it, and I have usable health care coverage for the first time in my adult life, but a truly universal system would be far better.

Coming up this Wednesday is another stab at Obamacare, based on true semantics. The question has now become, will John Roberts finally kill it?

Here's a quick read of what you need to know:

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hold oral argument on the latest legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act, the new federal health-care law. The oral arguments in King v. Burwell will feature two high-profile lawyers, Michael A. Carvin of the Washington, D.C., law firm of Jones Day, for the challengers, and U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., defending the subsidy system designed to help millions of consumers afford health insurance.  The hearing is scheduled for one hour, but it may be allowed to run longer, especially since no other cases are up for argument that day.

Background
Five years ago, when Congress finished writing nearly a thousand pages that would become the new national health-care law, it was well aware that the finished product would be subject to strong challenges.  The Affordable Care Act was passed in both houses with not one Republican lawmaker voting for it.  The day after it passed, Republicans introduced a bill to repeal it.  The House has since voted some sixty times for repeal.

Still, the law remains on the books, while controversy goes on, and the Supreme Court has now allowed itself back into the middle of the dispute, for the second time in three years.

Backers of the bill have always said it had three interlocking parts that were vital — sometimes referred to as the three legs of a stool.  The stool metaphor, they said, was apt: cut off any of the legs, and the thing would collapse.

One leg was not controversial with many people: insurance companies could no longer deny coverage or hike premiums just because a person had existing problems — heart disease, for example — or a past history of such problems.  Insurers, though, were heavily involved in writing the new law, and they were being assured a nationwide pool of customers for their business.

Another leg, to insure that there would be that nationwide pool, was a mandate that every individual in the country would have to buy health insurance or else pay a financial penalty with their tax return.  That was the leg that challengers singled out three years ago, but a Supreme Court majority found a way to reinforce that leg constitutionally.

The third leg — the one now under challenge in the Court — created a system of tax credits, or subsidies, to enable middle- or lower-income people to afford health insurance.  It would be available to individuals who did not have coverage through their jobs, and could not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid.  They would shop for insurance on marketplaces (formally, “exchanges”) set up in every state, offering a smorgasbord of supposedly affordable insurance plans.

If that leg is cut off, the supporters of the ACA have always argued, it would set off a “death spiral” — death, here, in an economic sense.  Unable to afford health insurance without a subsidy, millions of healthy people would lose their policies, and the shrinking of the healthy consumer pool would lead insurance companies to escalate premium prices — spiraling into the death of the ACA.

The size of that threat may already be clear: in the latest sign-up period for health insurance under ACA, some 11.2 million Americans sought coverage, and eighty-seven percent of them did so with the support of a subsidy.

That third leg was so important to the entire enterprise, it seemed, that the Supreme Court agreed to rule on its legality even when there was then no split among lower courts on that question.  One might suggest that at least some of the Justices were eager to confront the issue.

In fact, the Court’s agreement to hear the case of King v. Burwell on November 7 has become part of a narrative that has dominated the nation’s news reporting on the case ever since.  That narrative’s theme is that the third leg of the stool is under a very serious threat, and probably won’t survive the Justices’ review.

Much of the political commentary, running up to the Court’s hearing on Wednesday, has sounded as if the issue were already settled, that the ACA was dead, or — at best — on life support.  In fact, a committee of the House of Representatives asked the Obama administration recently whether it had any plans to deal with the demise of the ACA at the hands of the Supreme Court, and the top health official in the government — Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell — wrote back with the dire word that it had no such contingencies in mind, and would offer none.

The Supreme Court, of course, will not begin working on an actual decision in the case until it goes on the bench at 10 a.m. Wednesday to hear the lawyers argue the case that carries Secretary Burwell’s name.  It will be argued by the government’s top Supreme Court advocate, and by one of the lawyers who had appeared before the Court for challengers when the ACA was last on the Court’s docket.

When the hearing unfolds, the focus will be on what Congress had intended in 2010 when it created the subsidy system, along with the system of exchanges — the only place where one can buy health insurance, under the ACA, with the help of a subsidy from the government.   There are policy arguments, on each side, but this is fundamentally a contest about how to read a federal statute.

This is not a constitutional controversy, although it has overturns of the fundamental debate that has gone on intensely throughout history over federal-state roles under the founding document.

At its core, the dispute is really quite simple.  The challengers note that Congress said the subsidies would be available on exchanges “established by the state,” so the outcome of the case should turn on those four words, as well as what they imply about Congress’s design of the system.  The government counters that this is a big and complex law, with a purpose of setting up a nationwide system, and many parts of the law’s content point to a universal system of exchanges operating within the subsidy system.  Focusing on just the language of the law, each side can cite some words with a “plain meaning” in support of their view.

The difference between those two positions is not just one of semantics.   That’s because of how exchanges got established when the ACA went into effect.

Sixteen states created their own exchanges.  No one disputes that consumers who shop in those states are eligible for subsidies.  But the other thirty-four states chose not to set up an exchange and, under the ACA, the federal government stepped in and set one up for each of those states. The challengers’ view is that subsidies are not available in those thirty-four states, that Congress said what it meant. The government says they are, that Congress wanted a nationwide system, not a patchwork.

No one disagrees about the effect of this difference: the ACA will not work with just a sixteen-state system of exchanges with subsidies.

The merits briefs by the two sides seek to enlarge the discussion beyond the actual words in the ACA.

The challengers contend that Congress was intent on giving the states the primary choice, and it used the subsidy system as an incentive to get them to go along; it has to accept the prerogative of some states not to take the bait.  And, the challengers have a variety of arguments about why Congress did not intend to leave the scope of the subsidy and exchange system up to the Internal Revenue Service — the government agency that actually wrote the rule saying that subsidies would be available in all fifty systems, no matter who created exchanges.

The government argued that the structure and design of the system make nationwide subsidies necessary to make the insurance policy reforms in the ACA work as intended, and to make the cooperative federal-state program function as planned. And the federal brief contended that the system is not like one in which the government hands out money to states with conditions attached, but rather are a federal benefit extended to federal taxpayers. As a backup argument, it contended that the view the IRS takes of the law’s scope is at least a permissible one, so the Court should defer to that agency’s expertise.

As with many high-profile cases with deep potential consequences, King v. Burwell has attracted a stack of amicus briefs on both sides.

The challengers’ amici are, for the most part, conservative or libertarian advocacy groups, along with six states, and fifteen members of Congress.   Some of the advocacy groups’ briefs seek to turn the case into a referendum on whether President Obama and his administration have overreached in their enforcement of government laws and policy in general. There are just short of two dozen of these briefs on that side.

The government draws the support of twenty-two states, along with liberal and civil rights advocacy groups, a host of health and health insurance industry groups, members of Congress and state legislatures, and labor unions.  Many of these groups’ briefs seek to warn the Court of the serious negative effects that they see following a decision against the government. There are just under three dozen amici on that side.

http://www.scotusblog.com/

Another perspective:
Roberts signed on to conservative colleague Antonin Scalia's majority opinion, which stressed the notion that interpretation of statutory language concerns not just the specific phrase at issue but also the broader context. Along with Kennedy, Roberts has voted most often since 2005 to support a government agency's interpretation of the law, according to a 2014 survey by Jack Beermann, a professor at Boston University School of Law.

Roberts has not always deferred to the government, even if warned of major consequences. In January, he rejected the government's interpretation of a whistleblower law despite what he conceded were genuine security concerns about the disclosure of sensitive information. He threw the ball back to the Republican-controlled Congress, as he could do with Obamacare.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/24/rpt-chief-justice-could-a_n_6742160.html

Another little article with a positive slant:
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/234200-is-john-roberts-ready-to-take-down-obamacare___What America really needs is Medicare For All. Just end the age restriction and make it available to everyone, and voila, a Single Payer system that guarantees that every family has a doctor and access to health care.  The Affordable Care Act is far better than the "don't get sick, but if you do die quickly" health care plan before it, and I have usable health care coverage for the first time in my adult life, but a truly universal system would be far better.

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2015-03-02 03:28:47 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

This is a fascinating article. It is particularly interesting that the 'founding fathers' understood that without a solid education, liberty would not survive.
Thank you +Benton Landry​

This is a fascinating article. It is particularly interesting that the 'founding fathers' understood that without a solid education, liberty would not survive.
Thank you +Benton Landry​___

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2015-03-02 00:23:44 (18 comments, 12 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

Just another "union thug" that could be making a more valuable contribution to society as a stock broker

___Just another "union thug" that could be making a more valuable contribution to society as a stock broker

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2015-03-01 21:10:41 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi may face death penalty, after he was sentenced to a prison term and 1,000 lashes over his religious and political views, The Independent newspaper reported Sunday.
According to the newspaper, Badawi's wife received information that the Saudi criminal court wants him to be subjected to a re-trial for apostasy. The "official sources" claimed that Badawi would face capital punishment if found guilty, The Independent reported.
In 2013, Badawi was sentenced to seven years in prison and 600 lashes for allegedly insulting Islam on the Liberal Saudi Network website in 2008. Following the sentencing, the Saudi appeal court increased the penalty to 10 years of imprisonment and 1,000 lashes, with the weekly flogging of 50 lashes.

Read more: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20150301/1018920167.html#ixzz3T9lX7Ovo

Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi may face death penalty, after he was sentenced to a prison term and 1,000 lashes over his religious and political views, The Independent newspaper reported Sunday.
According to the newspaper, Badawi's wife received information that the Saudi criminal court wants him to be subjected to a re-trial for apostasy. The "official sources" claimed that Badawi would face capital punishment if found guilty, The Independent reported.
In 2013, Badawi was sentenced to seven years in prison and 600 lashes for allegedly insulting Islam on the Liberal Saudi Network website in 2008. Following the sentencing, the Saudi appeal court increased the penalty to 10 years of imprisonment and 1,000 lashes, with the weekly flogging of 50 lashes.

Read more: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20150301/1018920167.html#ixzz3T9lX7Ovo___

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2015-03-01 17:30:14 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

It’s worse than Scott Walker and Ted Cruz: Secrets of conservatives’ decades-long war on truth
The right knows that facts and reason have a liberal bent. That's why their decades-long strategy is to lie

Anyone from outside of the USA can see this plain as day, but so many Americans have been brainwashed by the corporate media for so long that they have a hard time seeing it. That's why conservatives discourage both real education and people absorbing non-corporate US media.

quote: By the time of the George W. Bush administration, Movement Conservatives had constructed a post-modern political world where reality mattered far less than the popular story of Conservatives standing firm against the “Liberal agenda” of godlessness and communism. As a member of the Bush administration famously noted to journalist Ron Suskind, “the reality-based” view of the world was obsolete. It was no longer viable to believe that people could find solutions to societal problems by studying reality. “That’s not the way the world really works anymore,” this senior advisor to the president told Suskind. “We are an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors… and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.”___It’s worse than Scott Walker and Ted Cruz: Secrets of conservatives’ decades-long war on truth
The right knows that facts and reason have a liberal bent. That's why their decades-long strategy is to lie

Anyone from outside of the USA can see this plain as day, but so many Americans have been brainwashed by the corporate media for so long that they have a hard time seeing it. That's why conservatives discourage both real education and people absorbing non-corporate US media.

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2015-03-01 16:50:31 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Time to repost my Top 11 bars in North America (that I've found)
Edit: Miswrote the number of bars upon repost. Corrected now.

These are my Top 11 Bars in North America
What are your favorites?

Anchor Bar, Superior WI
+Swizzle Inn  Phoenix AZ
The Busted Lift, Dubuque IA
The Waterfall, Reno NV
International Bar, Austin NV
+Pravda Nightclub Wilmington NC
Shaka, Na’alehu Big Island HI
The Underground, Hermosa Beach CA
Tobacco Road, Miami FL
The Seahorse Tavern, Halifax Nova Scotia
Papas y Beer, Ensenada Baja California

I lived on the road, constantly moving about for the better part of 15 years, so had the chance to do quite a sampling of watering holes throughout North America. Most of the bars I enjoy the most are the ones where you can walk in by yourself as a stranger and walk out having half the bar as new friends. That type of quality conversation is key. ___Time to repost my Top 11 bars in North America (that I've found)
Edit: Miswrote the number of bars upon repost. Corrected now.

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2015-03-01 16:28:27 (31 comments, 28 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

When the Middle Class has been outsourced to virtual slave labor markets overseas, when the jobs with good wages and benefits just aren't there anymore, it's time to stop blaming the poor for being poor. It's time to take proactive steps to stop the bleeding and start to ensure that if nobody that is willing to work for a living should be living in poverty. Fair wages start with seriously raising the minimum wage, and putting an end to corporate servitude laws/gutting of worker protections. 

After all, at a time when Wall Street is at historic levels and corporate profits are at record highs, isn't it about time that the working folks that actually create that wealth get to share in a larger share of it?

#MinimumWage   #middleClassEconomics   #Wages  

When the Middle Class has been outsourced to virtual slave labor markets overseas, when the jobs with good wages and benefits just aren't there anymore, it's time to stop blaming the poor for being poor. It's time to take proactive steps to stop the bleeding and start to ensure that if nobody that is willing to work for a living should be living in poverty. Fair wages start with seriously raising the minimum wage, and putting an end to corporate servitude laws/gutting of worker protections. 

After all, at a time when Wall Street is at historic levels and corporate profits are at record highs, isn't it about time that the working folks that actually create that wealth get to share in a larger share of it?

#MinimumWage   #middleClassEconomics   #Wages  ___

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2015-03-01 14:12:39 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

The new Official Seal of the Republican Party

___The new Official Seal of the Republican Party

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2015-03-01 01:15:23 (13 comments, 11 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

This is why progressive economics kicks ass over conservative economics. MN has a $1.9 billion surplus, Wisconsin has a deficit that could hit $2.0 billion. New revenue by once again asking the rich to pay their fair share leads to surpluses and new investments, while conservatives giving tax cuts to the rich starves revenue and leads to serious budget shortfalls. Here is a longer list of why progressive Democratic policies are superior:

Here is a few of the DFL accomplishments in Minnesota:
•1.9 billion dollar budgetary surplus
•4.5% unemployment rate (vs. 6.1% US average)
•The first property tax cut in a decade
•Truly balancing the budget without any shady gimmicks
•Expanded Local Government Aid to help rural Minnesota
•All Day, Everyday Kindergarten
•Paying back the money Republicans confiscated from schools 
•Freezing tuition to help students dealwith education i... more »

Wisconsin, don't you get it now?___This is why progressive economics kicks ass over conservative economics. MN has a $1.9 billion surplus, Wisconsin has a deficit that could hit $2.0 billion. New revenue by once again asking the rich to pay their fair share leads to surpluses and new investments, while conservatives giving tax cuts to the rich starves revenue and leads to serious budget shortfalls. Here is a longer list of why progressive Democratic policies are superior:

Here is a few of the DFL accomplishments in Minnesota:
•1.9 billion dollar budgetary surplus
•4.5% unemployment rate (vs. 6.1% US average)
•The first property tax cut in a decade
•Truly balancing the budget without any shady gimmicks
•Expanded Local Government Aid to help rural Minnesota
•All Day, Everyday Kindergarten
•Paying back the money Republicans confiscated from schools 
•Freezing tuition to help students deal with education incurred debt
•Cutting unemployment taxes for ALL employers in Minnesota
•Closing Corporate Tax Loopholes
•Established MNsure to help people get health insurance with lowest rates in nation
•Eliminating sales taxes for counties
•Investments in infrastructure and education
•5th fastest growing state economy in the US
•8th best state for business

This is what the Republicans have done to Wisconsin:
•$2 billion budget deficit
•6.5% unemployment rate
•Heavily gerrymandered districts to cheat democracy and ensure a GOP legislature
•Restricted collective bargaining rights for workers
•Cut education funding
•Voter Suppression, including curtailing early voting and forcing govt issued IDs
•Turning Judicial elections into partisan contests
•Starved revenue with tax cuts to the rich and big corporations
•Shredded environmental protections
•Selling out public utilities to the Koch brothers
•Refused a state health insurance exchange or to expand Medicaid, rates 21% higher than US
•Cut state funding to K-12 schools by more than 15%
•Wisconsin ranks in the bottom half for business climate

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2015-02-28 23:54:10 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Tell @LOLGOP to get his ass active on Google+

They didn't tell us the only thing that would trickle down is the quality of George Bushes.___Tell @LOLGOP to get his ass active on Google+

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