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Andrew Hartwell has been shared in 43 public circles

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Becky Collins16,515Hot and spicy foods circle! :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-15 05:16:26463003
Becky Collins14,837Advertising Professionals Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-08-12 05:01:10486319
Cher Fauvél426This is my Elite Raw Rocks Shared Circle!This is my circle for anyone interested in raw, organic, vegan nutrition!May be you just wanna investigate raw living a little? You will find the leaders in this circle.Please G+ and share if you would like to be added :)Be sure to share the original post.Welcome to Raw Rocks Shared Circle!  #rawliving  #rawfood #rawfoodlifestyle #organic   #rawnutrition  2014-07-05 15:20:52500313
Ole Olson46,666This is my original circle of progressives on G+. Add it for some hard hitting, unapologetic political information geared toward activating forward progress in America. 2014-06-28 03:56:553636518
Shashi S5,567Circle of Great Engagers________________________There is no doubt this is one of the most powerful group of engager's who will make your time of exploring worthwhile in Google Plus. Share and enjoy...Sorry if I missed anyone. Please comment I'll include you in the next shared circle. :)Also, This is a Great Circle and includes Google+   #TopEngagers : really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.Top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle (include yourself) *3 - add +1 to the post4 - *Start something new and share with the world of google plusMore you share more you get!__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #Friday #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   #influencermarketing #sundaycircle  2014-04-11 10:40:52294211430
Ole Olson20,256Top Circlers on the GooglesphereI've been sharing one and only one circle per day lately, picking the most interesting ones I've found. My goal is to share a diverse selection of circles, some based on topics like the environment, or interests like scifi, or well designed share circles. Probably about time I share one of my OWN circles for a change!Below is my recently updated Top Circles circle. These folks have a good track record of forging excellent share circles. Add them immediately.  #HashtagZoo  (concept courtesy of +Peter Edenist) #Circles   #Sharedcircles   #PublicCircles   #topcircles   #circlequeen   #circlemaster   #SharingIsCaring  2013-08-15 08:12:489515921
Ole Olson14,742Leaders of Google+ in #progressive   #politics  Add this circle for a well vetted collection of thought leaders that post a high degree of quality political content. The focalizers here are also excellent engagers. I have been sculpting this circle since G+ began. Other public circles I've shared that you might like:The Top 50 Progressives Circle on G+https://plus.google.com/111051039748078110427/posts/PETHgTMqpcDVisual and/or Fun content https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/DbBUtg3f8q8Top Science Circle https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/WYqn7FXjsAmProgressive Media on G+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/1t3HVRfNhuCForward Thinking Journalists on Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/4h7jniYWcxaMy Top Circler Circle https://plus.google.com/111051039748078110427/posts/cjSWip8ayqH #Liberal   #Green   #SharedPublicCircles   #Occupy   #CircleOfTheDay   #Environment   #PublicCircle   #activism   #CircleSharing   #Unions   #Feminism   #HumanRights   #LGBT   #secular   #science  2013-05-21 17:23:0549516413
Ole Olson13,134My Top Circler CircleSpecial thanks to these people on G+ who have shared me in one of their circles. I don't say it very often, but I really do appreciate it.  As I went over the list on +CircleCount last night, I realized some of these folks had vanished from my own circles, which happens on G+ occasionally, but that has been rectified. These are all fine folks with an eclectic mix of quality posts. Add this circle for some outstanding engagers.   And for others, sculpting quality circles and SHARING them is a very important part to G+. Don't share a circle every day, but do it once in a while to help others find who is important to you on here. Dirk TalamascaAndrey MashnichJack C CrawfordCircleCountEuro MaestroSusanne RamharterMark SDaniel HarringtonPaul MeulmanRandy HilarskiJUSTIN MATTHEW (shouting!)Gideon RosenblattTrever McGheeArmando LiossMike ClancyJohn HardyRob SalzmanJason Hurtado DanielsAlister MacintyreTina ValeJohn KelldenBob MulhollandDaniel SandsteinJari HuomoGabriel FitzpatrickGiovanni TotaroRae OuztsDaniele VegaMelissa WalkerKimberly CrawleyShaun WheldenRichard Greenjohn sawyerWes ForsterMarko Shiva PavlovicWataru TengaDavid BeeAtheismJohn DoeMelisa BeliwiczErik BarrettAmy McLeodAaron StanleyJeffrey HarringtonJason MDaniel VoisinBill SewardAndrew HartwellJoys Maclaurinmatt vovakiss #CircleShare   #SharedCircles   #SharedPublicCircles   #CircleOfTheDay   #Engagers  2013-04-23 13:27:015013615
Ole Olson12,447This is my main political circle. It contains people that post a high ratio of left leaning political content. If you are not progressively inclined and would like to be removed from this circle, please let me know.  #SharedCircles   #Liberal   #progressive   #politics  2013-04-12 16:31:0349016213
Ole Olson11,096The Top 50 Progressives Circle on G+  This is the best of the best forward thinkers that I've found here on Google+. To be in this very small circle, I've set a few basic guidelines:1. High quality and volume of progressively oriented political posts from a variety of sources and topics2. Long history of activism on G+ and steady activity3. Strong Engagment (+1's, shares, comments) on other people's posts  I'm pretty sure I've missed out on a lot of folks that should be in this circle, but this is the best I can do for the time being, so don't feel slighted if you're not in there. This is a work in progress, but I can guarantee that you will enjoy adding this circle.  #Gplus   #Politics   #progressive   #liberal   #activism   #SharedCircles  2013-03-18 17:30:17589312
Alister Macintyre9,520Here is my circle of people who like to (and have demonstrated capability of) having a civilized conversation about Current Events from a Progressive point of view.2012-09-11 06:05:57252533
Hek Waves775In August, it was about one year I started my „Hek Waves“ stream on G+. In the meantime, I had the opportunity to “circle up” with a considerable group of people sharing interesting, amazing, sometimes critical and – if it’s needed – also a bit odd and jolting content. But – and that’s the point – it has always been a valuable, friendly, enlightening and engaging contribution to my personal G+ stream. Therefore, I think, that the first G+ anniversary is a good opportunity to say thanks to some of the top influencers of my stream and the best way to say Thank You on G+ is sharing carefully selected circles to the public. So, let me start with a first ”Thank You Circle”:This circle contains a first selection of people sharing social, political or environmental content on G+. It’s a pretty colorfull circle, so it doen’t address a single social direction or opinion. But it always contains people with a valuable point of view. And that’s, what makes G+ so unique. #ThankYouCircle   #reshare   #sharingiscaring   +Shared Circles on G+ BTW: Special thanks to +Susanne Ramharter  and +Andrew Hartwell  for the foundations to this circle.2012-09-02 12:33:1513724521
Kiki Moon (LunarDisco)0Moon's  #FUCKCENSORSHIP  Circle+1 or comment to be included if you aren't already in this circle. Feel free to share if that's your thang. #FreeGooglePlus   #Censorship   #SafeSearch   #MatureContentFilter   #OpFlagPlus   #UnityComesThruUnderstanding  2012-08-12 21:38:021021527
Blythe Metz9,079502 in the #stopmonsanto  circle! A circle who appreciates organic food! #nogmo  food! People who are fed up with the crimes of Monsanto! 3 weeks old!Add, share and join!BlessingsBlythe2012-07-23 03:16:45498319
Blythe Metz9,073Here is the update of the #stopmonsanto  circle! Please make sure you all click to add our new members! Please feel free to re share! Also please let me know if I missed you and you would like to join!It's a large circle of like minded people who care about our planets health! And the food we eat and feed our children!BlessingsBlythe2012-07-22 19:05:24493334
Blythe Metz9,060Good day to you #stopmonsanto  circle! 484 strong! Let's all share an add!Help us get #GMO  labeled! Help us #stopmonsanto  BlessingsBlythe2012-07-19 18:53:54481048
Blythe Metz9,035The #stopmonsanto circle is 462 strong! A fabulous group of people that believe in GMO labeling and our fed up with the crimes of #Monsanto!Please update, share and let me know if you would like to be added!2012-07-17 17:59:31462514
Blythe Metz8,909Good Morning #stopmonsanto - Hope you all slept well!Today is a Match day! If you have contributed yet please do! $1 is worth $2 -Indiegogo.com/stopmonsanto -Please add share our circleBlessingsBlythe2012-07-15 16:46:20452714
Blythe Metz8,909Update on the #stopmonsanto circle! 447 people that all share belief in an healthy planet and labeling foods properly!Please share update and add!Thank you all for your support!BlessingsBlythe2012-07-15 00:25:30447629
Alister Macintyre7,220My copy, of this circle of people interested in our Economy and how come it is in a mess, is over 600 people, but I can only share 500.  Some day, I will split the people here into smaller circles of secondary interests, or maybe installments.2012-06-15 03:15:52501314
Armando Lioss0“Active Engagers Shared Circle” 2.2In this shared circle you will find some interesting people to add to your circles, all of these GPlussers currently are actively engaging with my posts as well as with other GPlussers’ posts, so you can be sure they are getting involved in the G+ community.The main purpose of this series of Shared Circles is to expose new GPlussers, but you may find even first generation ones in them, in order to give everybody an opportunity this version include only GPlussers that have not been included in previous “Active Engagers Shared Circle” 2.X, if you are looking for a more comprehensive list of active engagers you may want to review these lists as well:AESC 2.0: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111635150542674847021/posts/KVJLKb25SatAESC 2.1: https://plus.google.com/111635150542674847021/posts/hhnjPfBmvMgIf you do not wish to be included in my future shared circles, please let me know with a comment to this post. I will remove you from this and any future shared circle I create, but I will keep you in my G+ circles.Furthermore, with each version I try to include new active engagers that are looking to meet other GPlussers to interact with, but I understand the old users may not have as much interest to meet new users and won’t circle them back, so I will prefer including users that really want to interact with new users.For TIPS TO GET PEOPLE TO CIRCLE YOU you may want to check:https://plus.google.com/u/0/111635150542674847021/posts/Q6c3ikBhdT3Thank you for your help making Google Plus adventure and exhilarating one…#SharedCirecles #CircleShare #ActiveUsers #Engagers #Commenters #TopCircles PS: I don’t necessarily share or identify with the views of these GPlussers, in fact with some of them we have completely antagonistic points of view and dissimilar interests…2012-04-14 16:44:003555513
Armando Lioss8,557“Active Engagers Shared Circle” v1.3If you do not wish to be included in my future shared circles, please let me know with a comment to this post. I will remove you from this and any future shared circle I create, but I will keep you in my G+ circles.Furthermore, with each version I try to include new active engagers that are looking to meet other GPlussers to interact with, but I understand the old users may not have as much interest to meet new users and won’t circle them back, so I will prefer including users that really want to interact with new users.For TIPS TO GET PEOPLE TO CIRCLE YOU you may want to check: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111635150542674847021/posts/Q6c3ikBhdT3Para ser incluidos en mi Círculo “Posts en Español” déjenme una nota: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111635150542674847021/posts/QUCDRtgVoNTThank you for your help making Google Plus adventure and exhilarating one…#SharedCircle #CircleShare #ActiveUsers #Engagers #Commenters #TopCirclesP.S. _Several engagers were left out due to shared circle limits... you will be included on future circles...-2012-03-18 18:09:48500191826
Sir John Hardy17,427There have been a few circles shared about lately. None, however, is as good as this one. Each person in this circle has been crash tested in a laboratory, simmered in a social incubator and boiled in the crucible of interaction. All have come up with a pH reading of 4 or higher.2012-03-11 14:36:3337538720
Andrew Hartwell1,189My G+ Left Wing Politics CircleI shared my right wing politics circle the other day, so I may as well share my leftist circle as well. Democrats, liberals, socialists, even a few anarchists: you'll find them all here. Lots of folks sharing interesting things, check it out! And I'm always trying to expand my G+ political circles, so let me know if you want to be included!2012-02-14 02:18:42501312
Erik Goldhar1,762Brilliant Marketing and Advertising Minds #PublicCircles2011-11-18 00:44:55292200
Wataru Tenga0Latest Progressive Politics circle2011-11-12 11:51:482281132
Rob Salzman3,579here are 500 of my "revolution" circle. :)Rob Salzman shared a circle with you.2011-10-30 01:27:47500531
William Stephens0Advertising ProfessionalsWilliam Stephens shared a circle with you.2011-10-28 15:59:25500105
Jeffrey Harrington234This is my Occupy I Circle. I've shared my Occupy circles before, but I've added people and those who'd like to hear the conversation might want to see if they've missed anyone.#ows #occupytopeka #occupywallst #occupyJeffrey Harrington shared a circle with you.2011-10-23 13:54:37494101
Aaron Stanley0Occupy Wall Street CircleAaron Stanley shared a circle with you.2011-10-21 00:29:19493111
Amy McLeod1,986Ok, I have recently expanded my articulate and engaged circle with circles other people have given out of people that are interested in or actively participating in the Occupy movement. I'm not guaranteeing everyone I'm sharing here, as 900 odd people is a bit much to go through. These are people who would normaly be all over the political spectrum, but all interested in the the problems with out of control finance and it's corruption of goverment, they will certainly hold many views totally contrary to yours on many issues, but on this issue they are the 99%. I can't even guarantee that everyone in this circle is what I've stated above, I just took on trust the circles that have been shared to me and added them to people I had circled as articulate and engaged before Occupy took off, some of them may even be incomprehensible and disinterested, feel free to sort through them yourself if you have time, but I'd urge you not to exclude anyone just because their views are the polar opposite of yours on other issues. 99% is more important than any other divide and on this one thing both left and right should be united.First 500 are here.Amy McLeod shared a circle with you.2011-10-19 15:12:51500301
Bill Seward897Bill Seward shared a circle with you.2011-10-18 16:26:08500502
Marshall McLuhan0Only 500 people can be shared at one time!Occupy Toronto shared a circle with you.2011-10-18 04:00:24497311
Lynne Flynn0+Sylvia Lee 2nd 99% Circle.Lynne Flynn shared a circle with you.2011-10-18 03:30:36376213
Jeffrey Harrington234People in my Occupy Circle - getting ready to start an additional circle.Jeffrey Harrington shared a circle with you.2011-10-17 23:40:14461413
Marshall McLuhan0There is a 500 add limit when sharing...so limit your circle size to make it easier to add others.Occupy Toronto shared a circle with you.2011-10-16 18:03:24500503
Lynne Flynn099% Circle - 763 so why can't I share them all, Googley Moogley? Spread the word!Lynne Flynn shared a circle with you.2011-10-16 15:00:275001336
Rob Salzman2,801+Vernon Swain-Nisbet here you go. (This is 1/2 of my OWS circle)Rob Salzman shared a circle with you.2011-10-14 20:41:52500601
Kyle Gottfried6So the "Occu Py" profile has been deleted, so here is my Occupy Wall Street circle so we can stay in touch.Kyle Gottfried shared a circle with you.2011-10-13 01:23:05198301
Jason M83As Promised, I will be sharing my 99% circle as it grows ... I will try every few days and/or when there is a big group added quickly [like today]It's 500 strong ... and growing, so here you go!I am, You Are, WE ARE, The 99%We will no longer be silent, Expect us!Jason M shared a circle with you.2011-10-13 01:05:34500926
Kyle Gottfried6My Occupy Wall Street circle.Check my earlier posts to view my earlier version of this circle that included only the most outspoken people I found on Google+Kyle Gottfried shared a circle with you.2011-10-12 17:32:59195110
Daniele Vega17My Occupy list. 99%ers.Daniele Vega shared a circle with you.2011-10-09 07:55:26187325
Marko Shiva Pavlovic (4N7IS3C)0One Important circle !#OccupywallstreetMarko Shiva Pavlovic shared a circle with you.2011-10-08 14:09:34311027

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2014-07-24 17:55:49 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

I don't think the Russians will apologize either.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655

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2014-08-22 00:18:13 (2 comments, 8 reshares, 5 +1s) 

Fear and Loathing in the Hundred Acre Wood.

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2014-08-22 00:18:13 (2 comments, 8 reshares, 5 +1s) 

Fear and Loathing in the Hundred Acre Wood.

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2014-09-16 21:39:42 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Awesome!

Awesome!___

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2014-09-16 20:41:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

"Had Yahoo held out for just a few weeks, fines could have easily surpassed the company's net worth, let alone its annual revenue or profit."

"Had Yahoo held out for just a few weeks, fines could have easily surpassed the company's net worth, let alone its annual revenue or profit."___

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2014-09-16 20:41:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

"Had Yahoo held out for just a few weeks, fines could have easily surpassed the company's net worth, let alone its annual revenue or profit."

"Had Yahoo held out for just a few weeks, fines could have easily surpassed the company's net worth, let alone its annual revenue or profit."___

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2014-09-16 20:19:55 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

Too weird.  Did anyone even really want this?

Too weird.  Did anyone even really want this?___

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2014-09-16 15:57:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

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2014-09-15 23:49:26 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Via Reddit: Bulba Fett

Via Reddit: Bulba Fett___

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2014-09-15 16:54:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

BREAKING NEWS FROM THE DAILY MAIL:

BREAKING NEWS FROM THE DAILY MAIL:___

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2014-09-14 20:33:21 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s) 

History's written by the winners:

Which nation contributed most to defeating Germany in 1945? French polls from 1945, 1994, 2004 . In the words of someone that clearly wasn't French ,  WW2 was won with American industrial capacity and technology  , English intelligence and Russian blood. If I were in a good mood I'd probably say this poll was heavily influenced by the Marshall Plan.  But all of us cynics know what's really going on here. ___History's written by the winners:

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2014-09-13 21:08:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Good idea:

Good idea:___

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2014-09-12 01:06:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

I've probably posted this before, but these are incredibly beautiful sounds.  Basinski apparently finished this on 9/11, then taped the sunset from the roof of his apartment in Brooklyn.

I've probably posted this before, but these are incredibly beautiful sounds.  Basinski apparently finished this on 9/11, then taped the sunset from the roof of his apartment in Brooklyn.___

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2014-09-06 21:13:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

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2014-09-02 22:28:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

This Windows 95 promo is pure tasty 90s cheese.  "The fightings as real as a game can get!"

This Windows 95 promo is pure tasty 90s cheese.  "The fightings as real as a game can get!"___

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2014-09-02 19:44:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

"To define oneself by media consumption is not just unhealthy, it’s vacuous. To do so is to go beyond the necessary distractions from the real world’s tedium and travails. It’s a demand for a Huxley-esque perpetual childhood."

"To define oneself by media consumption is not just unhealthy, it’s vacuous. To do so is to go beyond the necessary distractions from the real world’s tedium and travails. It’s a demand for a Huxley-esque perpetual childhood."___

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2014-08-29 15:39:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

Best flag ever?

Best flag ever?___

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2014-08-29 01:22:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

#waterboarding  

#waterboarding  ___

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2014-08-28 21:49:39 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

"They are against government overreach, but their definition of what counts as government never seems to be quite clear."

"They are against government overreach, but their definition of what counts as government never seems to be quite clear."___

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2014-08-28 18:21:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

            It sounded like a great idea at the time: L.A. would give students a boost into the 21st  century by putting tech directly into their hands. The city's United  School District would buy 700,000 iPads from Apple, each loaded with  educational software supplied by Pearson, the major textbook publisher.

             "In June 2013, the [Los Angeles] Board of Education approved a deal  with the Apple/Pearson team after senior staff assured members that its  proposal was both the least expensive and highest in quality, Pearson  provided curriculum; Apple was to supply iPads," Howard Blume writes in the Times.

             Apple's sleek tablets appeared in 47 Los Angeles public schools during  the 2013-14 academic year. Right out of the gate, however, it became  clear that there were problems with the $1 billioncontract. At a time  of drastic budget cut... more »

            It sounded like a great idea at the time: L.A. would give students a boost into the 21st  century by putting tech directly into their hands. The city's United  School District would buy 700,000 iPads from Apple, each loaded with  educational software supplied by Pearson, the major textbook publisher.

             "In June 2013, the [Los Angeles] Board of Education approved a deal  with the Apple/Pearson team after senior staff assured members that its  proposal was both the least expensive and highest in quality, Pearson  provided curriculum; Apple was to supply iPads," Howard Blume writes in the Times.

             Apple's sleek tablets appeared in 47 Los Angeles public schools during  the 2013-14 academic year. Right out of the gate, however, it became  clear that there were problems with the $1 billion contract. At a time  of drastic budget cuts and brutal teacher layoffs, Apple charged L.A.  more per device than other districts had paid. Pearson's software was glitchy and incomplete.  Schools weren't set up to deal with security concerns — protecting the  hardware, and blocking students from viewing inappropriate Internet  content proved difficult. The district bought iPads at full cost even  though their model was about to be replaced by a newer version.  "Students at three campuses, for example, deleted security filters so  they could browse the Internet — prompting officials to prohibit the use  of the devices outside school. At times, officials also provided  conflicting or incorrect answers about the project to a technology  committee headed by school board member Monica Ratliff."

             When government bureaucracies wind up paying too much money to private  contractors for goods and services that fall short — especially when the  deal gets cut quickly — it's reasonable to wonder whether the bidding  process was open and transparent. Based on a series of emails disclosed  at the request of the Times under the California Public Records  Act, communications between L.A. schools superintendent and executives  at Pearson and Apple, and the complaints of rivals who tried to land the  district's business, appear to indicate that an arm's-length approach  gave way to a level of institutional coziness that verges on outright  political corruption.

            "It looked like Apple was  positioned to be the choice," Chiara Tellini of Irvine-based Mind  Research Institute, groused to Blume.

            From Blume's report:

In  one email, from May 24, 2012, then-Deputy Supt. Jaime Aquino seems to  strategize with higher-ups from Pearson, an international  education-services company, on how to ensure that it got the job.
"I  believe we would have to make sure that your bid is the lowest one,"  wrote Aquino, who was an executive with a Pearson affiliate before  joining L.A. Unified.
Deasy was one of the last to participate in  that email exchange and made his comments after Aquino's, which covered  several topics.
"Understand your points and we need to work  together on this quickly," Deasy wrote. "I want to not loose [sic] an  amazing opportunity and fully recognize our current limits."

            Charming.

             (More from Blume: "On Sunday, Deasy said that the conversations were  only about a 'pilot program we did at several schools months before we  decided to do a large-scale implementation. We did work closely on this  pilot.'")

            Under fire and possibly facing an ethics probe, L.A. Unified has suspended the Apple/Pearson deal.

             "You should make every bidder think they have a slim chance of getting  the job," Stuart Magruder, a school bond oversight committee member who  questioned the deal at the time and got fired over it only to be later  reinstated, told Times columnist Steve Lopez. Deasy "didn't do  that." Lopez is not alone in wondering aloud whether Deasy's days at  L.A. Unified are numbered.

            If not, they ought to  be. In politics as in business, there's little effective difference  between the appearance of impropriety and outright corruption. Taxpayers  have the right not to have to wonder whether their money is being  safeguarded — and students have the right not to know they're being  shortchanged by a regime heavy on high tech and low on actual teaching.___

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2014-08-27 17:24:52 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s) 

If you really want to know....

If you really want to know....___

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2014-08-26 22:06:39 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

Because he's a jerk!

Because he's a jerk!___

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2014-08-26 20:58:12 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

Googling quotes to find if they are fake or not really isn't that hard...

Googling quotes to find if they are fake or not really isn't that hard...___

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2014-08-25 16:13:28 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s) 

Modern Marie Antoinettes:

Modern Marie Antoinettes:___

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2014-08-24 20:27:29 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s) 

What a grinch:

What a grinch:___

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2014-08-23 19:52:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Your suspicions have been confirmed: no one really pays attention on conference calls. http://on.wsj.com/1piU7M8

Your suspicions have been confirmed: no one really pays attention on conference calls. http://on.wsj.com/1piU7M8___

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2014-08-22 05:04:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

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2014-08-22 00:18:13 (2 comments, 8 reshares, 5 +1s) 

Fear and Loathing in the Hundred Acre Wood.

Fear and Loathing in the Hundred Acre Wood.___

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2014-08-20 04:22:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

The saga of police overreach reached a point of absurdity today: a Los Angeles police officer wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post saying people who are hurt or killed by police have only themselves to blame, because police can do anything they want with impunity and the victims ought to have known that.

The article even comes with a direct threat as a headline: “I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me.” This should terrify you.

Remember when police were members of the community, there to protect and help people? Yeah, those days are gone. Now we have thugs exercising their arbitrary authority over their helpless victims, demanding respect and instant compliance under pain of injury or death. In Officer Sunil Dutta’s own words:

❝ Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don’t want to get shot,tased, pepper-s... more »

The saga of police overreach reached a point of absurdity today: a Los Angeles police officer wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post saying people who are hurt or killed by police have only themselves to blame, because police can do anything they want with impunity and the victims ought to have known that.

The article even comes with a direct threat as a headline: “I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me.” This should terrify you.

Remember when police were members of the community, there to protect and help people? Yeah, those days are gone. Now we have thugs exercising their arbitrary authority over their helpless victims, demanding respect and instant compliance under pain of injury or death. In Officer Sunil Dutta’s own words:

❝ Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you. Don’t argue with me, don’t call me names, don’t tell me that I can’t stop you, don’t say I’m a racist pig, don’t threaten that you’ll sue me and take away my badge. Don’t scream at me that you pay my salary, and don’t even think of aggressively walking towards me. ❞

Pretty direct, huh? A list of things that are perfectly legal that will nonetheless get you hurt or killed, and this scumbag thinks that’s just fine. Officer Dutta goes on to argue that if your rights are violated, you can later “ask for a supervisor, lodge a complaint or contact civil rights organizations.” From your hospital bed, jail cell, or morgue slab, presumably.

He tells us we should try to understand the plight of the poor police officer: the risks of the job, the uncertainty of each encounter, and accommodate them. Listen, motherfucker, how about if you try and see it from our point of view? We’re suddenly and unexpectedly confronted with a big, mean man, an armed man, who has total power over our lives. He can do anything he wants to us short of murder with impunity, and has a good chance of getting away with murder, too. We have no real way to defend ourselves: even if we are armed, it won’t do any good. He can end our life right then just because he feels like it, and forget about it by dinnertime because he doesn’t give a crap.

Every single day we hear about police—criminals wearing uniforms, essentially—doing exactly that. Then shooting the dog, for good measure. They can pepper-spray students for sitting quietly. They can push a woman into the street, then arrest her for blocking traffic. They can execute a man wearing headphones for not obeying verbal commands quickly enough. They can put whole neighborhoods under martial law to hunt for one teenager. They can deploy military hardware against unarmed protesters. And they can suppress media reporting on their activities.

Police in Ferguson aren’t wearing name tags or numbered badges. The only reason for this is to get away with wrongdoing. They’re going out intending to abuse their authority, and they don’t care who knows it, because there won’t be any consequences. It’s so well-known that there won’t be any consequences that they aren’t even trying to hide it. They have to win, no matter what: like teenagers in street gangs, they can’t abide being “dissed.”

“Militarization” is the word that’s been thrown around lately, but people who have actually been in the military have pointed out that this goes beyond even that. Police in Ferguson, former soldiers tell us, are rolling with more firepower than the soldiers did in Iraq and Afghanistan, and confronting protesters so aggressively that it would violate the rules of engagement in actual war zones.

They want to play with their toys, and they want us to submit and respect their authority, and if they don’t, they will hurt us. And they don’t mind saying so under their own names in a national newspaper.

So, motherfucker, put yourself in our shoes for a minute. Faced with one of these people, what are we supposed to think other than oh my god, what is this criminal going to do to me? Are you surprised some of us might get upset?

They can blame the protesters for breaking the law—but the protesters are breaking the law because of police escalation. When you incite the riot, you get some of the blame for it. They can try to make Michael Brown look bad, and maybe he was bad—but it doesn’t matter. This isn’t just about one unarmed teenager any more. It’s about how “protect and serve” became “comply or die.”___

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2014-08-20 03:27:08 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

Haha, the NFL really is the worst.

Haha, the NFL really is the worst.___

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2014-08-19 23:12:58 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

"[CON:] Takes away that personal touch of beating a suspect to death with bare hands"

"[CON:] Takes away that personal touch of beating a suspect to death with bare hands"___

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2014-08-19 22:25:32 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

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2014-08-19 18:53:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

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2014-08-18 04:26:41 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s) 

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2014-08-15 20:23:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

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2014-08-14 19:42:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

This man has no idea what he is talking about:

This man has no idea what he is talking about:___

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2014-08-14 01:03:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

I used to work here, like 3 years ago.  I don't know any of the involved parties, but I know people who do who don't seem surprised.

I used to work here, like 3 years ago.  I don't know any of the involved parties, but I know people who do who don't seem surprised.___

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2014-08-12 17:43:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

#todayilearned "Donald 'Don' Featherstone is an American artist who is most widely known for his 1957 creation of the Plastic Pink Flamingo while working for Union Products. Currently Featherstone resides in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, where he keeps 57 plastic flamingos on his front lawn.  Featherstone and his wife Nancy, have been dressing alike for over 35 years."

#todayilearned "Donald 'Don' Featherstone is an American artist who is most widely known for his 1957 creation of the Plastic Pink Flamingo while working for Union Products. Currently Featherstone resides in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, where he keeps 57 plastic flamingos on his front lawn.  Featherstone and his wife Nancy, have been dressing alike for over 35 years."___

2014-08-11 19:43:52 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s) 

Really wish I could make Google Now's activation phrase something other than "OK Google."  I did discover that, "Obey, Google!" works, so I'm just using that for now, because demanding your phone obey you tickles me.

Really wish I could make Google Now's activation phrase something other than "OK Google."  I did discover that, "Obey, Google!" works, so I'm just using that for now, because demanding your phone obey you tickles me.___

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2014-08-09 19:36:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

   Fucking Russians are Coming!
A Russian crime ring has amassed the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials, including 1.2 billion username and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses, security researchers say.
#internetsecurity #trojan #securitythreat  

   Fucking Russians are Coming!
A Russian crime ring has amassed the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials, including 1.2 billion username and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses, security researchers say.
#internetsecurity #trojan #securitythreat  ___

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2014-08-06 23:02:45 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s) 

#kingofthehill  

#kingofthehill  ___

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2014-08-04 21:21:53 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 4 +1s) 

The weirdest grammatically correct sentence in the English language? "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo."  Buffalo is an obscure verb that means bully, so the sentence could read, "Bison from Buffalo that other bison from Buffalo bully, themselves bully bison from Buffalo."

The weirdest grammatically correct sentence in the English language? "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo."  Buffalo is an obscure verb that means bully, so the sentence could read, "Bison from Buffalo that other bison from Buffalo bully, themselves bully bison from Buffalo."___

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2014-08-04 19:47:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

#venndiagram  

#venndiagram  ___

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2014-08-04 19:43:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

#venndiagram  

#venndiagram  ___

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2014-08-04 17:47:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

#todayilearned that an 18th century Frenchman invented a pooping robotic duck: "Voltaire wrote that 'without...the duck of Vaucanson, you will have nothing to remind you of the glory of France.'"

#todayilearned that an 18th century Frenchman invented a pooping robotic duck: "Voltaire wrote that 'without...the duck of Vaucanson, you will have nothing to remind you of the glory of France.'"___

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2014-08-01 21:28:26 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

Yum...

Yum...___

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2014-08-01 17:23:53 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Finally, a change.org petition I can get behind!  I, too, was highly disappointed when I tuned into Fox & Friends and there was no fox.

Finally, a change.org petition I can get behind!  I, too, was highly disappointed when I tuned into Fox & Friends and there was no fox.___

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2014-07-30 17:12:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

Conservatives managed to created a law that violates both the Constitution AND the free market. 

Conservatives managed to created a law that violates both the Constitution AND the free market. ___

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2014-07-30 06:31:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

#music #psychedelic Cool, more stripped down version of Tame Impala's Elephant.  Dig that spacey synth bridge!

#music #psychedelic Cool, more stripped down version of Tame Impala's Elephant.  Dig that spacey synth bridge!___

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2014-07-30 02:54:10 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s) 

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2014-07-25 16:11:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

#sdcc Exclusive video from the part of Comic Con that's still focused on actual comics:

#sdcc Exclusive video from the part of Comic Con that's still focused on actual comics:___

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2014-07-25 16:02:18 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s) 

#music #beatles That time Batman had to figure out if Paul McCartney had died and been secretly replaced:

#music #beatles That time Batman had to figure out if Paul McCartney had died and been secretly replaced:___

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2014-07-24 17:55:49 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

I don't think the Russians will apologize either.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655

I don't think the Russians will apologize either.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655___

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