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London 20121,470,812The Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games is almost here! We can’t wait for the celebrations to begin. But the Olympics isn’t just for those inside the Olympic Stadium in London – it’s for everyone to enjoy wherever you are in the world.We want you to join in and show us how you’re celebrating the start of the Olympic Games.We’ve created this Event on Google+ to bring the pictures of your Opening Ceremony parties (and some from the Stadium too!) together in one place. Wherever you are in the world, simply join this Event and upload your pictures via Android, iPhone or the web.// What you need to do nowTell us you’re ‘going’ to the event by clicking the blue 'Are you going' button above and selecting 'Yes'. Then download the Google+ App to your Android or iPhone and sign in with your Google Account details.Share this event with others who you’ll be celebrating with!// What you need to do on Friday from 7.30pmOn the evening of the Opening Ceremony you'll be able to add photos and comments.Android: Open the Google+ App, select Events, then click the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony Event. Check in, and enable Party Mode (http://goo.gl/ziNdk). Then use the camera as usual to take photos of your celebration. These will upload to the Event page.iPhone: Open the Google+ App, select Events, then click the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony Event. From there, click the Camera icon in the bottom right hand corner and take photos of your celebration. These will upload to the Event page.Web: Click the red “Add Photos” button at the top of this page, and upload photos manually to the Event page through the interface. Please note: This is a family-friendly event. Inappropriate photos or comments will be removed. For more information, please refer to our Moderation Policy (http://goo.gl/s7LvC).London 2012 Opening Ceremony: The Worldwide Watch Party!2012-07-27 20:30:004697 

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Greg Strandberg942Sci-Fi and Fantasy Readers CircleWant to connect with #fantasyauthor  and #scifiauthor  ?This #circleshare  has those folks and chances are you'll get some interesting things in your feed. #circlesharing   #googleshare   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #fantasywriters   #sciencefictionfantasy   #scifi  2014-07-10 23:13:52173000
Eli Just1,549Are you an avid reader or want to connect with avid readers? Share and add this awesome circle of BOOK LOVERS who read and support authors. Lots of great connections in here that I enjoy hearing from daily.To be added to this circle--please add it, +1 it, comment on and share it!  #reader #readers #readersrocks #readingisfun #readinglist #authors #authorsupport #avidreaders #readinglist #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #isupportauthors  2014-06-27 14:09:34390200
Michael Junghans4,995Great people on google+ Amazing information, you should watch out.#sharedcircles #publicsharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles2014-06-08 10:54:19500314
Bob Mulholland20,590Haven't done a  #FollowFriday  in a while. Beam these mofos into your Circles , Scotty!Nothin' but a buncha  #StarTrek  nerds in here.... #SharedCircles  2014-03-07 20:06:14486519
Carms Perez47,102Here's a circle with amazing women to follow on G+! My most recent find is+Kristen Macready  who is very engaging and always has a positive and uplifting word to say! Do you know any other amazing G+ women that I'm missing in this circle? Please mention them in the comments! :) #ns  2014-02-26 23:30:07425809
Mikhail Petrovsky77,776Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-27 02:02:59453472471
Artur M.34,801A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.#forfriends  2014-01-13 10:29:00460422368
Andrew Wisniewski38,062Good morning/evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!2013-12-29 06:11:00479411769
Georgia Mizuleva1,739Very Creative People Circle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #share #sharedpubliccircles #circle  2013-12-21 23:26:22470161223
Jan Havrda20,092Deep Thinkers.2013-11-15 00:06:31141216
Kathryn Nokony7,394Here is a circle of dynamic Women from all walks of life #circleshare  2013-10-08 17:50:17422815
Alex Grossman56,667G+ Engagers CircleIt's been a while since I shared a circle, so here's a small circle of people I recommend following. They are great to engage with, full of energy and opinions and fun, with very little anger, disrespect, or poor manners. Hope you enjoy all of them as much as I do. They certainly make my time in G+ lots of fun. :)2013-08-22 03:31:187510711
Jack C Crawford69,267Gender wars! Here's the latest share of some quite amazing persons.Angels, you have been emailed - please let me know if that is still OK with you.It is has now hit the maximum sharable circle size of 500.  Stay tuned for circle 2 in the future.2013-08-02 23:24:0450016435150
Jake Olimpi731Returning the favor to all of those who have added me! Simply:1) Add me2) +13) Share4) Comment and..5) Add!Keep the sharing going!!!#SHAREthelove  #circleshare  #g+ #oneforall  2013-07-22 01:14:35451608
New Online Dramas4,1972013-07-18 08:17:4049814618
Jake Kern24,894The Silver DonutBeen wanting to do a circle share for a while, but I just haven't wanted to put in the work to get a group of 100 for another #GoldenDonut. Instead, I grabbed the top 500 from my Google relevancy algorithm. Then I removed a couple people who don't like being in circle shares & some pages so I could stretch the 500 a bit. (For instance, both +Melissa Bagley & +Melissa Ann Bagley Photography would be in the circle--in the top 25, actually--but I just included Melissa's personal profile even though you should circle both.)Many amazing people in here. Thank you for making this corner of the Internet worthwhile.Peace. #SilverDonut  2013-07-13 22:19:3849915023134
Alessandro Folghera4,993Thanks to +Jack C Crawford for this #talentedcircle  I liked this #sharedcircle  and I decided to share it too. #ladiescircle   #fashionstyle  2013-07-03 04:31:334456216
Jack C Crawford66,439It's Ladies Night on Google+'s 2nd year anniversary.  Without them, all us dudes would here alone talking about androids and football.I am especially thankful to this growing list (440 and counting) of incredibly wonderful, talented and generous souls.This is a periodically notified circle. If you were notified, you are in this circle. Please let me know if you prefer not to be notified in the future. Thank you!2013-06-29 01:10:5344015627150
Mz Maau10,204I rarely share circles, and I regret to inform, this is not the promised #CircleDirk , rather, it's a circle I've been semi-maintaining since last spring, when it was created for +Pierce Arner to jump-start his Plus experience.Today, I'm resharing the current version on behalf of +Søren Dalsgaard Brath, who, like Pierce, is looking for new content for his stream.I figure he and I probably have a chunk of overlap, so I've added a few extras he might not yet know about.Some notes about the curation of this circle:I've tried to set aside those who have not posted recently, and I've tried to only include those who post publicly, or to extended circles.  I may have missed a few, and if you're in this circle and would like to be permanently removed, please let me know.This is not the final version, as I'm not sure such a thing is possible.This circle DOES come with a warning:You will, most likely, NOT enjoy everyone in this circle.  I, like many, have eclectic tastes, and I'm still a bit gun-shy after seeing some of the explosions from last year's crossing of the streams, so PLEASE, edit this circle to your liking with that in mind.If I ping you, you're in the circle.  There is no expectation or requirement to add this circle, it's merely a courtesy ping.  Again, if you would like to be removed from any future circle shares, please let me know.And yes, I promise, I'm still working on the #CircleDirk .Also note:  This is NOT an indication of who I like best, though some are included in this circle.  It is simply meant to be a sample of the diversity I follow.#PinkAndFluffyPersonsOfQuestionableRepute2013-06-22 16:38:09164143576
Lacerant Plainer46,953Want a better G+ experience? ..... Here is how.... add this circle!My VIP circle of top engagers melded with the circle of people who are my friends, supporters and essentially those who make what G+ is for me.Wonderfully supportive of my writing, posting and most of them are now close friends. When I started out, it was all about engagement, I did not expect so many friends! (I may have missed some people here due to oversight, please just comment and I will rectify it. No sleight is intended).Thank you all for being who you are and for the wonderful time on Googleplus!! Share if you like the circle :) #sharingcircle #vip #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharingiscaring #awesomepeople #awesomesauce #topcircles #circle #circleshare #suggesteduserlist  2013-06-02 05:48:1239026268139
Bob Mulholland15,429Love the way these new Circle Shares look!Anyway, the good people inside this circle just can't get enough of everybody's favorite sci-fi show: Star Trek[waits for backlash on the above statement]So click +1 if you want to hang out with the cool kids in this groovy looking Circle.  #StarTrek   #SharedCircles   #CircleShare  2013-05-15 23:18:174846315
Stephanie Calahan513FABULOUS WOMEN ON G+ Part 1 of 4My goal was to crowd-source a list of women on Google+.  I had originally expected maybe 50 names.  Much to my surprise and , I received over 400+ comments filled with love and positive energy to help curate this list of well over 1310 beautiful people. I would say this was a success and now I'm sharing with everyone (this is shared public too).If you're getting a notification about this it's because you've been identified as a Fabulous Woman on G+ that is Actively posting and Engaging here.  See the bottom of this message for the original post where names were collected.I thought you would want to know that you have been identified as someone the G+ community should connect with!  I don't send out notifications unless there is 100% warranted.#Google+ will only allow me to share 500 at a time, so the list has been broken down in to 4 circles.  I would have shared one massive circle if I was allowed.What You Can Do Now* Add these circles to your own circles by pressing the "View shared circle" button below. Then you can either add it to an existing circle of yours or add it as a new circle by giving it a new name. I've labeled mine "Fabulous Women on G+".* Once you've added it, I recommend visiting the stream for this circle and browsing through it to see what you find interesting, encouraging, and enlightening. Then, share some love by commenting, +1ing or sharing the posts of your sisters!* Please note, this is a very diverse group of women.  You're likely to see some people in these circles who will see, understand, or experience things differently than you.  They may or may not share your similar interests.  With that in mind, a few suggestions:     -- If you disagree with someone's views, you can very easily remove them from your circle.     -- Please post to public vs to these circles directly.  Each of us has separate preferences on notifications and we want to lift one another up, not bog down notifications.  I hope you all see some increased activity, make some new and inspired connections, and lift one another up as we share our brilliance.Original Post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/HHzp7g9aW9t2013-05-08 19:56:31324401632
Stephanie Calahan513FABULOUS WOMEN ON G+ Part 1 of 4My goal was to crowd-source a list of women on Google+.  I had originally expected maybe 50 names.  Much to my surprise and #Gratitude , I received over 400+ comments filled with love and positive energy to help curate this list of well over 1310 beautiful people. I would say this was a success and now I'm sharing with everyone (this is shared public too).If you're getting a notification about this it's because you've been identified as a Fabulous Woman on G+ that is Actively posting and Engaging here.  See the bottom of this message for the original post where names were collected.I thought you would want to know that you have been identified as someone the G+ community should connect with!  I don't send out notifications unless there is 100% warranted.#Google+ will only allow me to share 500 at a time, so the list has been broken down in to 4 circles.  I would have shared one massive circle if I was allowed.What You Can Do Now* Add these circles to your own circles by pressing the "View shared circle" button below. Then you can either add it to an existing circle of yours or add it as a new circle by giving it a new name. I've labeled mine "Fabulous Women on G+".* Once you've added it, I recommend visiting the stream for this circle and browsing through it to see what you find interesting, encouraging, and enlightening. Then, share some love by commenting, +1ing or sharing the posts of your sisters!* Please note, this is a very diverse group of women.  You're likely to see some people in these circles who will see, understand, or experience things differently than you.  They may or may not share your similar interests.  With that in mind, a few suggestions:     -- If you disagree with someone's views, you can very easily remove them from your circle.     -- Please post to public vs to these circles directly.  Each of us has separate preferences on notifications and we want to lift one another up, not bog down notifications.  I hope you all see some increased activity, make some new and inspired connections, and lift one another up as we share our brilliance. #women #womenongoogleplus #fabfems #female #femalesongoogleplus #activeusers #activedirectory #activeengagers #googleplusengagers  Original Post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/HHzp7g9aW9t2013-05-08 17:49:2927121419
Bob Mulholland15,049#StarTrek   #SharedCircle  Beam these awesome Trekkies into your Circles. Want to be assimilated? No Tribble at all, just +1 this post and I'll pull you in with my tractor beam.Energize.2013-05-03 23:43:2447511516
Profectum Foundation43A great group of people helping advance awareness for those on the #Autism spectrum.   #publiccirclesproject   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  If you would like to be added to the circle just share the circle and give us a +1.  Thanks 2013-05-03 13:12:36305001
Jack C Crawford60,726I'd like to share a special circle with you.  These folks are amazing most of the time.  When they are not, you must be patient.  They will be amazing very soon thereafter.Enjoy!(disclaimer: I added myself because I really like this group)2013-04-16 03:30:36501572755
Matthew Shuey1,381Socially Influential Google+ UsersThis is a hand picked circle of highly influential Google+ Users.To be added tho this or other circles do the following.1. Share this circle publicly2. Make sure your profile description is complete and country are visible in your profile3. Leave a comment4. Have a wonderful experience! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-03-18 22:46:5842726913
Matthew Shuey1,289Socially Engaged Google+ Users Updated 3-15-13Shared public circle of socially engaging and socially influential Google+ users.Feel free to add and share. To be added to this or other circles please do the following.1. Share this circle2. Confirm your share by leaving a comment on this postThis is a hand picked circle. #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles Enjoy!2013-03-15 20:29:3641813515
Matthew Shuey880Socially Engaged Google+ Users UpdatedThis circle contains socially influential and socially engaging  Google+ users.2013-03-08 04:24:2537411310
Matthew Shuey734Socially Engaged Google+ Users #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  2013-03-03 16:20:563541368
Bob Mulholland13,387Bob's G+ To-Do listMonday: Share my Don't Panic Circle ✔Tuesday: Share my Star Trek Circle ✔Wednesday: Share my Discover Indie CircleThursday: Share my Frank Zappa Fans CircleFriday: Share my Bacon Lovers Circle+1 today's Circle to get hooped.2013-02-19 18:22:1646516421
Stephane Desautels152+Lacerant Plainer originally shared this post:2013 Special!(If you're notified, you are in it!)Wish all you people a very Happy New Year! Carefully curated top of the pops people in this circle.... who are in here? People from all walks of life, but mainly helpful, funny, kind, wonderful and people worth following. Don't believe me? add them as a separate circle and watch that stream :)If you ever feel your Google Plus needs a boost, these are the people who you need to add!Feel free to reshare if you like!2013-01-02 11:22:4630017219
Lacerant Plainer26,483VIP Top Circle 2013 Special!(If you're notified, you are in it!)Wish all you people a very Happy New Year! Carefully curated top of the pops people in this circle.... who are in here? People from all walks of life, but mainly helpful, funny, kind, wonderful and people worth following. Don't believe me? add them as a separate circle and watch that stream :)If you ever feel your Google Plus needs a boost, these are the people who you need to add!Feel free to reshare if you like!(added myself, but feel free to drop me) #awesome   #happynewyear   #topcircles   #vip   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharingcircle   #sharingiscaring   #boost   #gplus   #googleplus  2013-01-01 09:38:02301772645
AyJay Schibig13,174AWESOME CIRCLESome awesome people in my new edition of this circle.  Add and  Re-Share  then Comment below if you believe you should be included !I keep  names and faces "fresh" across all of my 11 circles, so please ask only if you are not already in any of  my other circles. Thanks.Circles I am curating:21ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS (1&2), ALL KINDS, DISCOVERY, FULL CIRCLE,SOCIAL, ECLECTIC,ENGAGERS, AWESOME, NEW HORIZONS and BOOST#circleoftheday     #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou  2012-12-29 22:34:01331528
Bob Mulholland12,616+Dammit Jim! It's #StarTrek   #SharedCircle  time!Resistance is futile. We are Trekkies. We will assimilate you. You will click +1 or you will share this Circle, and you will be assimilated. We are Trekkies. We will assimilate you. Resistance is futile. Happy holidays, gang!2012-12-20 19:27:024668619
AyJay Schibig12,308AWESOME CIRCLESome awesome people in my new edition of this circle.  Add and  Re-Share  then Comment below if you believe you should be included !#circleoftheday    #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles    #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou  2012-12-14 03:17:263915411
Bob Mulholland12,239Live long and add this Circle #StarTrek   #SharedCircle  +1 to get beamed in.I don't notify anymore, but I add the  #StarTrek  hashtag to all Trekkie posts. Don't forget to add my Page +Dammit Jim! 2012-12-04 15:24:0045810414
AyJay Schibig11,448AWESOME CIRCLESome awesome people in my new edition of this circle.  Add and  Re-Share  then Comment below if you believe you should be included !  #circleoftheday    #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles    #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou  2012-12-03 23:23:444038312
Andrey Mashnich34,403Here is my top engager's circle ! #followfriday #Circles #Public #PublicCircle #CircleShare #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle #QSC #querosercirculado   #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare   #addmetoyourcircles #awesomeness   #awesomepeople #awesomecircle   #awesome   #awesomesauce #awesomeness #awesomepeople #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #awesomesauce #круг #SecretSanta   #círculo   #サークル   #cercle   #دائرة   #HappyBirthdayKim #Christmas2012 #FirstWorldProblems Apple #TheHobbit2012-11-28 20:40:424995315
Dave Tozier0Jack C Crawford originally shared this post:550 people .... they can't all fit in one circle, but they are all just as much fun.Hope you enjoy these two circles this evening!2012-11-23 01:53:06500204
AyJay Schibig10,675AWESOME CIRCLESome awesome people in this circle.  Add and  Re-Share  then Comment below if you believe you should be included !  #circleoftheday    #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles    #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou  2012-11-18 04:57:4742412319
Yvan Da Silva4,840Hi everyone,As many of you already know, I have a nice circle called "ReadThis", the name says it all. From time to time I go check what that circle is doing because I know they do great posts, have absolutely brilliant minds and have caught my attention at a moment or another.You don't have to do anything special to get in, this circle is in constant movement. People get in, some people get out etc. Depending on their posts, comments and activity. If you are new to Google+ then this is definitively a circle you might consider. You do not have to add them all, you can actually select which people you want to follow! Hope it will help you find great people.Happy Friday everyone ! #followfriday   #followfridaycircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  2012-11-09 16:53:45199303
Lacerant Plainer11,919My 'Awesome Engagers' CircleAlso sometimes called my 'VIP Circle'... Highly recommended folk with some extent of tech / geekiness / science / art and photography chops. But more importantly, people who I think are worth following. Their content is always great, engaging with them is a pleasure!Some of them don't even have me in their circles, but they are totally worth it! try adding this as an evaluation circle and see the awesomeness in your stream!If you want to see why some of them are added, follow the hashtag! Share this if you like the circle :) #lacerantplainerscircles  2012-10-27 03:43:342911132750
Alex Grossman27,422Last time I shared a relevancy circle was back in July. From then until now (October 19), it's only changed by 7 people, and most but not all of that was near the end of the list. So, it's remarkably consistent.These 99 users are on top of my relevance list (plus me since I'm relevant to myself, so a total of 100). I excluded Pages that were in there so as to only have people.Most of these folks are engaging with me through posts or comments (though some are clearly more by e-mail, such as a family member) and the Circle is definitely more accurate now than last time. Does the algorithm get better over time due to more data? I still suspect that as you go down you end up with a number of close calls in which the algorithm can go either way. If anybody has more details on the relevancy algorithm, I'd still be curious and interested to learn more about it.Anyway, these people are relevant to me and truly help me enjoy my time sharing, talking, discussing, and hanging out on G+. So, thank you to all of you :)TGIF and have a great start to the weekend!P.S. - Typical inconsistent G+ - I could share the Movie Lovers Circle earlier today with about 130 people being notified. However, by mid-morning I couldn't notify the 99 people in this Circle. Now, I can again. But it appears that instead of setting a limit on the number of people in a circle, maybe they've set a limit on the number of people you could notify in a set period of time? Very strange. If anybody has any clue as to why this is, please let me know.2012-10-20 03:24:2710023124
Alex Grossman27,364It's TGIF so hope you have a great day. Here's a Circle I thought I'd share today for Follow Friday - Movie Lovers Circle. This Circle is by request only and filled with people who love to talk about movies, all kinds, all genres, languages, you name it - the point is to have fun and share. If you're interested in joining in to the discussions, engaging with others, sharing and exchanging comments, please let me know and I can try and add you to this Circle (notification limits permitting). If you're a member of this circle, you agree to participate in a respectful manner. Due to the changing and, at times uncertain, notification restrictions Google has in terms of number of people you can notify with a post I've split this up into two Circle. The overflow from this Circle can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/102001774674190160714/posts/Ad9LJFo9PLrFYI - you can find today's movie thread at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/102001774674190160714/posts/RDDzuGdsvLX #followfriday   #followfridaycircle   #movies   #film  2012-10-19 14:01:4110111219
Dávíd Ben-'Ánáh'gín (‫דויד‬‎)4,609Healthy LivingIf you're interested in organic, fair-trade organic products (as in fair-trade chocolate and fair-trade coffee), non-GMO food (genetically modified organism), gluten-free, vegetarian lifestyle, vegan lifestyle, raw food lifestyle, raw vegan lifestyle, alternative medicine, naturopathic medicine, ayurvedic medicine (alternative medicine in India), homeopathic medicine, herbal medicine; then this is the circle for you.If you could careless about the above and/or are into starting arguments about why allopathic (peer-reviewed medicine and scientists) is more right than naturopathic (alternative medicine and scientists), then please click on the arrow on the upper right corner and click mute. This will save a lot of precious time for myself as well as for you.Otherwise enjoy the information shared in the circle. Unfortunately, I wont be able to add anyone to the circle, because I'm tapped out and at the Following limit of 5k. Add yourself to the circle and to your circle collection and you should be able to see our posts to this circle.Happy plussing!2012-10-18 13:54:08173011
Peter Edenist7,110SciFi Circle for share! SF Circle #2 (Also termed as SF New circle)This is the final share of this circle before a hard curate and removal of any inactive accounts, so please bear with me.If you are dropped, please ask for an add back and I will!My algorithm awards points for sharing, plussing, engaging, posting (relevant) etc. etc. I can't capture everything and sometimes it gets silly!Please share!!!#scifi #scififans #scififriday #scifichat #scifiwatcher #sciencefiction #sciencefictionandfantasy #sciencefictiontelevision #sciencefictionmovies #sf #scifichannel #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles #publiccirclesproject #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #sharingmeansthankyou #topcircles #science #sciencefiction #circlesunday #weekendproject #newcircle   #awesomesauce   2012-10-04 10:46:23489607035
Bob Mulholland9,885#SharedCircles  It's #StarTrek #CircleShare time!Resistance is futile+1 to get beamed in.2012-10-01 03:09:384495525
Yvan Da Silva4,570I know I don't always read all your post guys, but if you are in here is because you do have posts that ROCK the world :D And because I don't have time to read all your posts, I give here the chance to others to do it :D  #sharedcircles   #circleshare  2012-09-17 12:36:44183602
Alex Grossman26,002It's TGIF so hope you have a great day. Here's a Circle I thought I'd share today for Follow Friday - Movie Lovers Circle. This Circle is by request only and filled with people who love to talk about movies, all kinds, all genres, languages, you name it - the point is to have fun and share. If you're interested in joining in to the discussions, engaging with others, sharing and exchanging comments, please let me know and I can try and add you to this Circle (notification limits permitting). If you're a member of this circle, you agree to participate in a respectful manner.FYI - you can find today's movie thread at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/102001774674190160714/posts/4Mfu1vAyyzg #followfriday   #followfridaycircle   #movies  2012-09-07 20:52:151001449

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2014-11-27 00:45:25 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

It‘s Thanksgiving! It‘s Thanksgiving! Woohoo! This is my favorite holiday! Get to spend thed ay with family on the island and hopefully sneak in a Skype with family not here.

Better ping the family about that actually. Hold please. +James Bavido​+Janet Bavido​+Naomi Bavido​+Joshua Bavido​+Isaac Bavido​+Caleb Bavido​

OK, I‘m back! I‘m gonna start the day with some gradig (cuz I spontaneously gate crashed a school dinner last night instead of grading) and then brunch with my darling Ophelia and then cooking at +Jarita Bavido​‘s house. (Noonish ok to arrive? I can bring you lunch.)

So what are you doing? Drop me a note--I‘ll check back a few times today. Muah!

First things first, coffee.

Most reshares: 1

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2014-12-15 15:49:41 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Excited to get to teach this tomorrow at #寧中 In the meantime, y'all enjoy a listen, dear plussers.

[Official Video] Little Drummer Boy - Pentatonix: http://youtu.be/qJ_MGWio-vc

Most plusones: 13

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2014-12-18 01:57:56 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

My beautiful niece Lorien Elise Myfanwy Bavido joined us early on the morning of the 17th. Her Chinese name is 包柔恩。Mama and baby are already home and doing fantastic!

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2014-12-20 03:05:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Favorite thing about upgrading to a new S5 from my 2nd-hand S3: all my notifications work again! This is already drastically increasing my interactions on the Plus!


Favorite thing about upgrading to a new S5 from my 2nd-hand S3: all my notifications work again! This is already drastically increasing my interactions on the Plus!
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2014-12-20 03:01:53 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

My mind can't fully grasp this. What an amazing world!

My mind can't fully grasp this. What an amazing world!___

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2014-12-19 16:39:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Bend your reality for about 2 minutes and watch how it freaks you out. Now imagine trying to function like that 24/7.

Bend your reality for about 2 minutes and watch how it freaks you out. Now imagine trying to function like that 24/7.___

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2014-12-19 16:35:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

「 Unlike other forms of automation or algorithms where there’s a definable right answer, we’re seeing the birth of a new era, the era of judging machines: machines that calculate not just how to quickly sort a database, or perform a mathematical calculation, but to decide what is “best,” “relevant,” “appropriate,” or “harmful.” It’s one thing to ask a computer the answer to a factoring problem, or the quickest driving path from point A to point B — it’s another to have a computer decide for us who among our friends is most “relevant” to us, or what piece of news is of most importance, or who should be hired (or fired).」

「 Unlike other forms of automation or algorithms where there’s a definable right answer, we’re seeing the birth of a new era, the era of judging machines: machines that calculate not just how to quickly sort a database, or perform a mathematical calculation, but to decide what is “best,” “relevant,” “appropriate,” or “harmful.” It’s one thing to ask a computer the answer to a factoring problem, or the quickest driving path from point A to point B — it’s another to have a computer decide for us who among our friends is most “relevant” to us, or what piece of news is of most importance, or who should be hired (or fired).」___

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2014-12-19 16:26:34 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I tried to pick a quote from the article to go with my post and just about CCed the whole thing.

I tried to pick a quote from the article to go with my post and just about CCed the whole thing.___

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2014-12-19 15:47:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

好累!今天我覺得不舒服。四次吐了。頭好痛!

But I had 2 easy classes today and despite being miserable had a blast hanging out with students at the sports meet! We put pon-pons on each others heads amongst other things.

好累!今天我覺得不舒服。四次吐了。頭好痛!

But I had 2 easy classes today and despite being miserable had a blast hanging out with students at the sports meet! We put pon-pons on each others heads amongst other things.___

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2014-12-18 01:57:56 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

My beautiful niece Lorien Elise Myfanwy Bavido joined us early on the morning of the 17th. Her Chinese name is 包柔恩。Mama and baby are already home and doing fantastic!

My beautiful niece Lorien Elise Myfanwy Bavido joined us early on the morning of the 17th. Her Chinese name is 包柔恩。Mama and baby are already home and doing fantastic!___

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2014-12-18 01:27:51 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

It could be a great M. Night Shymalan movie!

___It could be a great M. Night Shymalan movie!

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2014-12-16 15:51:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Woohoo! It's a steal!

Free today on Google Play!___Woohoo! It's a steal!

2014-12-16 14:09:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Another flashback thanks to #AutoAwesome

Another flashback thanks to #AutoAwesome___

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2014-12-16 02:04:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Inspiring!

Inspiring!___

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2014-12-15 23:31:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Tragic. Let's be praying.

The siege is over.
Sadly some of the hostages are dead.
We have our church open between 8-9am today for those who would like to prayer. ___Tragic. Let's be praying.

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2014-12-15 15:49:41 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Excited to get to teach this tomorrow at #寧中 In the meantime, y'all enjoy a listen, dear plussers.

[Official Video] Little Drummer Boy - Pentatonix: http://youtu.be/qJ_MGWio-vc

Excited to get to teach this tomorrow at #寧中 In the meantime, y'all enjoy a listen, dear plussers.

[Official Video] Little Drummer Boy - Pentatonix: http://youtu.be/qJ_MGWio-vc___

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2014-12-15 08:49:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I don't know that I agree with everything he says. I'm sharing it for two reasons. 1, the writing is beautiful, well-written prose. 2, I like his point about technology innovations and inventions from the space sector benefitting all of society.

Hat tip to +Jyoti Q Dahiya​

Mankind left the Moon surface for the final time 42 years ago today
Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt successfully lifted off from the lunar surface in the ascent stage of the Lunar Module on December 14, at 5:55 pm EST.

"I'm on the surface; and, as I take man's last step from the surface, back home for some time to come - but we believe not too long into the future - I'd like to just [say] what I believe history will record. That America's challenge of today has forged man's destiny of tomorrow. And, as we leave the Moon at Taurus-Littrow, we leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind. "Godspeed the crew of Apollo 17" - Gene Cernan

Today we are a rudderless ship stuck on the plateau of shallow waters in Low Earth Orbit. Our desire for exploration tamed by the timidness and myopic vision of those in Power. We no longer send humans to explore the solar system but to a place 600 people before them have gone.

We send rovers to distant planets to be our proxy, our eyes and senses on the barren plains of Mars or to fly through the geysers of Enceladus. For our wandering spirit has been distracted by petty squabbles at home and we forget the engine of ingenuity that exploring can be. People today can't relate to the timeline of exploration not because it is hard, but because it takes too long. We go to Mars sometime in the next 30 years rings hollow with the average citizen because the only impact they see is the Billions it will cost to go.

They can't see the spinoffs, technology advances in their everyday life because we do a piss poor job of telling them. Can a public so bogged down in the what have you done for me lately relate to heart pumps from SSME turbopumps, or firefighter nozzles that are faster to extinguish fires with less water or improved air travel efficiency if it doesn't visible impact their lives? They chose not to go to the Moon or beyond because it is meaningless in the digital lifestyle of today. Send a drone, a rover, but why send a living breathing human with all the consumables, mass and other things our fragile species needs to survive in the harshness of space.

But we must go and hopefully our wandering spirit will be rediscovered sooner rather than later because eventually the sun will grow cold and our planet will die and if the seed of humanity isn't spread far and wide then when that day comes whether it be from natural disaster or blowing ourselves up, when the last vestiges of humankind is wiped from the face of Earth if that is our only home we cease to exist. All our heroes, philosophers, writers, explorers will be forgotten if we are still chained to our cradle of life. All our fights over dirt, religion, resources will have been for naught as the spoils of war will be erased and no one will remember in the arm of the spiral Milky Way galaxy a specie once had the chance to be great but squandered it by staying at home and never venturing out into the great beyond to take their place among the stars.
#apollo17   #sciencesunday   #spaceexploration  ___I don't know that I agree with everything he says. I'm sharing it for two reasons. 1, the writing is beautiful, well-written prose. 2, I like his point about technology innovations and inventions from the space sector benefitting all of society.

Hat tip to +Jyoti Q Dahiya​

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2014-12-15 01:25:18 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Hat tip to +Roland Taylor​

Three endangered African Wild Dog pups raised by a Golden Retriever at the Oklahoma City Zoo now have names reflecting their African heritage and their surrogate mother.  Read their story at http://bit.ly/1zlecVp and at +ZooBorns ___Hat tip to +Roland Taylor​

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2014-12-14 15:18:38 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

One of many funny things I saw today, one of the few actually photographed.

One of many funny things I saw today, one of the few actually photographed.___

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2014-12-14 07:13:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Happy Violin Day everybody!

It's national violin day today!!! My violins have been looking forward to this for months. I'm celebrating by practicing them all day. 📷Photo cred @elmakias#Nero___Happy Violin Day everybody!

2014-12-14 03:46:03 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

This message comes to you from a new Samsung galaxy s5 cuz I got my phone upgrade yesterday!! Woot woot! Thanks to cloud storage and Google sign-in it doesn't feel weird or different. Just no more lag like my poor 2nd hand s3 had.

Question 1: something feels funky about the space bar. I frequently end up with the space after thef irstl ettero ft hewo rd. Annoying, right?

Question 2: why won't +KKBOX​ even show up in app searches? 我住在金門 and have a Taiwanese phone number for crying out loud! It's like I have the worst of both worlds. I'm not allowed +Pandora​ cuz I'm in Taiwan. I'm not allowed KKBox cuz my Google account is American. If I change my +Google​ account I'm afraid I'll lose my Google Voice number capabilities inside Google Hangouts. 什麼掰?!

+Samsung Taiwan​ 

This message comes to you from a new Samsung galaxy s5 cuz I got my phone upgrade yesterday!! Woot woot! Thanks to cloud storage and Google sign-in it doesn't feel weird or different. Just no more lag like my poor 2nd hand s3 had.

Question 1: something feels funky about the space bar. I frequently end up with the space after thef irstl ettero ft hewo rd. Annoying, right?

Question 2: why won't +KKBOX​ even show up in app searches? 我住在金門 and have a Taiwanese phone number for crying out loud! It's like I have the worst of both worlds. I'm not allowed +Pandora​ cuz I'm in Taiwan. I'm not allowed KKBox cuz my Google account is American. If I change my +Google​ account I'm afraid I'll lose my Google Voice number capabilities inside Google Hangouts. 什麼掰?!

+Samsung Taiwan​ ___

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2014-12-13 15:21:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Free happy pills, oh yeah!

What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise And How It Makes Us Happier

"Exercise has been touted to be a cure for nearly everything in life, from depression, to memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s and more. At the same time, similar to the topic of sleep, I found myself having very little specific and scientific knowledge about what exercise really does to our bodies and our brains.

“Yes, yes, I know all about it, that’s the thing with the endorphins, that makes you feel good and why we should exercise and stuff, right?” is what I can hear myself say to someone bringing this up. I would pick up things here and there, yet really digging into the connection of exercise and how it effects us has never been something I’ve done.

Inspired by a recent post from Joel on what makes us happy I’ve set out to uncover the connection between our feeling of happiness and exercising regularly..."


| Fast Company | Business + Innovation http://bit.ly/1sE7dAs

#Health #Excercise #Brain___Free happy pills, oh yeah!

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2014-12-13 15:07:52 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I just discovered that the Tron Aventador comes in my favorite color. I feel faint.

I just discovered that the Tron Aventador comes in my favorite color. I feel faint.___

2014-12-13 13:32:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I just rediscovered +Flipboard​. See y'all sometime tomorrow.

I just rediscovered +Flipboard​. See y'all sometime tomorrow.___

2014-12-13 03:35:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

It‘s a good week to be a Thunder fan.

#ThunderUp

It‘s a good week to be a Thunder fan.

#ThunderUp___

2014-12-12 15:12:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

#AutoAwesome of my last 3 days.

「You see, George? You really have a wonderful life」

#Kinmen #金門 #寧中

#AutoAwesome of my last 3 days.

「You see, George? You really have a wonderful life」

#Kinmen #金門 #寧中___

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2014-12-12 12:29:57 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Also, night cap with cookies would be at 10 and midnight snack at midnight of course!

Hobbit Eating Schedule
etsy.me/1wG9Dai
#thehobbit  ___Also, night cap with cookies would be at 10 and midnight snack at midnight of course!

2014-12-12 12:27:53 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

#AutoAwesome is into some sort of #ThrowBackThursday or something. Here's an almost 2 year old story of my first trip to Davao. Oh, I love these people so much!

#ABKA   #Philippines  

#AutoAwesome is into some sort of #ThrowBackThursday or something. Here's an almost 2 year old story of my first trip to Davao. Oh, I love these people so much!

#ABKA   #Philippines  ___

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2014-12-11 03:39:32 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

+Yonatan Zunger​ further described this photo...
" A random "computer science through the ages" photo: Margaret Hamilton, lead software engineer for the Apollo Project, with the code for the guidance system. Yes, that's a printout of assembly language. Yes, it's taller than she is. Yes, it included a complete operating system that could handle multiple concurrent real-time processes. Computer scientists in those days had to be bad ass.

(Today, her company makes tools for developing critical software systems for things that have to run exactly right the first time. Like, say, spacecraft.)"

That's her LEM landing code threatening to fall over on her. ___+Yonatan Zunger​ further described this photo...
" A random "computer science through the ages" photo: Margaret Hamilton, lead software engineer for the Apollo Project, with the code for the guidance system. Yes, that's a printout of assembly language. Yes, it's taller than she is. Yes, it included a complete operating system that could handle multiple concurrent real-time processes. Computer scientists in those days had to be bad ass.

(Today, her company makes tools for developing critical software systems for things that have to run exactly right the first time. Like, say, spacecraft.)"

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2014-12-11 03:00:53 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Fascinating pretty graphs. Nevwr would have guessed Taiwan would be in the top 20.

全世界前35名, 最強大的軍隊 & 武力~
你猜猜看, 臺灣榜上有沒有名?
 
#臺灣     #Taiwan
#武力     #Miliatry___Fascinating pretty graphs. Nevwr would have guessed Taiwan would be in the top 20.

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2014-12-07 15:23:12 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

This never gets old. (Yes it does!)

What is an argument? Here's the tutorial___This never gets old. (Yes it does!)

2014-12-07 14:19:48 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Out of the blue I was given an #AutoAwesome story of an afternoon when Isaac, Caleb, and Mama came to visit. And it‘s not even #ThrowBackThursday!

Out of the blue I was given an #AutoAwesome story of an afternoon when Isaac, Caleb, and Mama came to visit. And it‘s not even #ThrowBackThursday!___

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2014-12-07 02:37:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
Bible.com/app

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
Bible.com/app___

2014-12-07 01:58:35 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Advent has much more significance this year as my whole family anticipates the arrival of my niece, Lorien. She should be here this week, Lord willing.

Waiting kinda sucks. I‘m glad I was born in the age of the New Covenant.

Advent has much more significance this year as my whole family anticipates the arrival of my niece, Lorien. She should be here this week, Lord willing.

Waiting kinda sucks. I‘m glad I was born in the age of the New Covenant.___

2014-12-07 01:55:42 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Psalm 27:8 in the Amplified version, aka word nerd version

You have said, Seek My face [inquire for and require My presence as your vital need]. My heart says to You, Your face (Your presence), Lord, will I seek, inquire for, and require [of necessity and on the authority of Your Word].


Psalm 27:8 in the Amplified version, aka word nerd version

You have said, Seek My face [inquire for and require My presence as your vital need]. My heart says to You, Your face (Your presence), Lord, will I seek, inquire for, and require [of necessity and on the authority of Your Word].
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2014-12-07 00:57:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Got my coffee and #cpop. Let‘s rock this Sunday!

有我的咖啡和八三夭。讓我們rock這個禮拜天!


Got my coffee and #cpop. Let‘s rock this Sunday!

有我的咖啡和八三夭。讓我們rock這個禮拜天!
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2014-12-05 17:32:55 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Most of the time I skip around singing "Life is beautiful!" But this week I‘m decidedly ill-content with being single. So here‘s a gloomier tune for you.

Most of the time I skip around singing "Life is beautiful!" But this week I‘m decidedly ill-content with being single. So here‘s a gloomier tune for you.___

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2014-12-05 04:50:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Not sure how I missed this post. Any thoughts from my writer buddies?

Positivity Is Not A Bad Thing - Project Hieroglyph's Push For Positive Science Fiction

In the last couple of decades the tone of science fiction has been over­whelm­ingly pessimistic. There's a cultural notion of late that it's more real­istic to portray every­thing as going wrong and being bad. Because that's what life is.

Except it isn't.

http://www.eoghann.com/positivity-bad-thing-project-hieroglyphs-push-positive-science-fiction___Not sure how I missed this post. Any thoughts from my writer buddies?

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2014-12-05 03:27:02 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I wonder what it would take to convince Thermal Windows to open up a plant and branch in Taiwan. Their first job could be replacing all EIGHT--count them, 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8!--- windows currently pouring cold air into my office.

I'm gonna attempt to lesson plan while doing jumping jacks.

On the bright side, I do love all the sunshine I'm getting through said windows.

And seriously, if you're building or remodeling, this company is awesome. Cost of the windows is easily paid back by savings in heating/cooling costs.

I wonder what it would take to convince Thermal Windows to open up a plant and branch in Taiwan. Their first job could be replacing all EIGHT--count them, 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8!--- windows currently pouring cold air into my office.

I'm gonna attempt to lesson plan while doing jumping jacks.

On the bright side, I do love all the sunshine I'm getting through said windows.

And seriously, if you're building or remodeling, this company is awesome. Cost of the windows is easily paid back by savings in heating/cooling costs.___

2014-12-04 16:55:19 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

我沒有願望看到惡魔。 但是,我沒有求你給我看天使。 我才要看到現實。 這裡有什麼權力?你的手在動什麼?我要認清我的戰場。

I have no desire to see demons. However, I don‘t ask You to show me angels. I just want to see reality. What powers are here? What is Your Hand moving? I want to clearly see my battlefield.

#JozaiSenjo

我沒有願望看到惡魔。 但是,我沒有求你給我看天使。 我才要看到現實。 這裡有什麼權力?你的手在動什麼?我要認清我的戰場。

I have no desire to see demons. However, I don‘t ask You to show me angels. I just want to see reality. What powers are here? What is Your Hand moving? I want to clearly see my battlefield.

#JozaiSenjo___

2014-12-04 06:26:02 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Elections in Kinmen

So, there was a big election here in Kinmen on Saturday last week. Actually the rest of the nation too, but I only get to watch Kinmen so that‘s what I‘ll talk about.

A few months ago a couple from my church decided to both run for different seats on the county council (probably roughly equivalent to state legislature in the States). It prompted several long coversations amongst church members about how Christians should conduct themselves in the public arena. This is the one I was in.

Bro. Chen: I very much admire how they‘re sticking to their Christian convictions and not buying votes.

Me: oh. People buy and sell votes here in Kinmen? This is news to me.

Bro. Chen: oh yes! The elections are very corrupt. We‘re not sure it‘s possible to win without buying certain precincts, but our brother and sister will findout.
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Elections in Kinmen

So, there was a big election here in Kinmen on Saturday last week. Actually the rest of the nation too, but I only get to watch Kinmen so that‘s what I‘ll talk about.

A few months ago a couple from my church decided to both run for different seats on the county council (probably roughly equivalent to state legislature in the States). It prompted several long coversations amongst church members about how Christians should conduct themselves in the public arena. This is the one I was in.

Bro. Chen: I very much admire how they‘re sticking to their Christian convictions and not buying votes.

Me: oh. People buy and sell votes here in Kinmen? This is news to me.

Bro. Chen: oh yes! The elections are very corrupt. We‘re not sure it‘s possible to win without buying certain precincts, but our brother and sister will find out.

Me: shocked silence.

So, I mull on this for a while and find it very puzzling. For elections to be corrupt there has to be a stick, a threat to not voting a certain way, right? And there isn‘t much of a mob presence here in Kinmen. They stick mostly to smuggling, usually drugs. So, how does the corruption work? Are the carrots that enticing they don‘t need the mob as a stick? Are the sticks also financial?

So, that week at work I bring it up to my coworker Brenda.

Me: I hear that some candidates in Kinmen buy votes.

Brenda: Oh, everybody does. It‘s against the law but nobody tries to stop it.

Me: So, are ballots not private? How do they know who you voted for?

Brenda: No, voting is private. They just trust you to vote for their guy.

Me: o.O So, it‘s a corrupt system that works on the ...honor system?

Brenda: Ummmm...yes.

So, that explains the small mob presence. @_@

Few weeks later I‘m speaking with my friend Ling Wang over breakfast. She‘s a cultural anthropologist and I really enjoy her perspective.

Me: So, if nobody knows how I vote (if I could vote) could I get money from several candidates?

Ling: Technically yes, but vote transactions are only done by people with the same last name.

Me: huh?

Ling: Candidate Lee will go to his ancestral home, whichever village here has the Lee family temple. And he‘ll buy the votes there. And Canidate Weng will go to DingBao and Candidate Tsai will buy all the votes in (village I can‘t spell that has the Tsai family temple). So, you can‘t sell your vote twice because you only have one family name.

Me: But what if there are two candidates named Lee?

Ling: whoever gets there first.

Me: Couldn‘t you get money from both?

Ling: Well, yes. But I don‘t think anyone does. That would be stealing! They feel that selling something you have like a vote is OK, but to just take money would be stealing and they‘re not comfortable with that.

Me: So, if I want to run for office I should change my family name to something more common like Chen?

Ling: Hahahaha! Yes, probably.

In the end, the wife of the couple from church won her election but her husband lost. So, yes, I guess an honest person can win in Kinmen, despite the corruption---that runs on the honor system.___

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2014-12-03 16:49:17 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Got to skype with the lil bro! Man, when did he get so big and handsome?!

Got to skype with the lil bro! Man, when did he get so big and handsome?!___

2014-12-03 16:47:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

最頻繁的騙是「沒事」。說出來啦!跟我講真正的!我不會看不起你。如果你弄錯了我還愛你。不知道我可不可以幫你但不管我在你的旁邊。Isn‘t this what friends are for?

This problem seems to be most common among Taiwanese people trying to save face and Christians who don‘t believe shit just happens. They labor under the delusion that shit can be prevented so to admit to having problems is to admit to sin.

最頻繁的騙是「沒事」。說出來啦!跟我講真正的!我不會看不起你。如果你弄錯了我還愛你。不知道我可不可以幫你但不管我在你的旁邊。Isn‘t this what friends are for?

This problem seems to be most common among Taiwanese people trying to save face and Christians who don‘t believe shit just happens. They labor under the delusion that shit can be prevented so to admit to having problems is to admit to sin.___

2014-12-03 13:57:26 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Ho hum ho hum! I really need it to stop raining so I can dash home to my heated room to skype with +Caleb Bavido . I'm glad we're getting the rain cuz we need it, but seriously?

Ho hum ho hum! I really need it to stop raining so I can dash home to my heated room to skype with +Caleb Bavido . I'm glad we're getting the rain cuz we need it, but seriously?___

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2014-12-03 13:22:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Truth.

#thunderup  

Truth.

#thunderup  ___

2014-12-03 07:48:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Today's my Friday. I'm like my worst ADD student the day before a holiday. FOCUS, GIRL!

Today's my Friday. I'm like my worst ADD student the day before a holiday. FOCUS, GIRL!___

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2014-12-03 02:47:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

A throwback to a 2012 #cpop hit 「說讚!」by +謝和弦 R-chord and 藍心湄 ​(她有official的加嗎?)

Is #throwbackWednesday a thing? Oh well. It‘s Thursday somewhere! #tbt​

A throwback to a 2012 #cpop hit 「說讚!」by +謝和弦 R-chord and 藍心湄 ​(她有official的加嗎?)

Is #throwbackWednesday a thing? Oh well. It‘s Thursday somewhere! #tbt​___

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2014-11-30 01:59:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

眾城門哪!抬起你們的頭來; 古老的門戶啊!你們要被舉起, 好讓榮耀的王進來。 那榮耀的王是誰呢? 就是強而有力的耶和華, 在戰場上大有能力的耶和華。 眾城門哪!抬起你們的頭來; 古老的門戶啊!你們要被舉起, 好讓榮耀的王進來。 那榮耀的王是誰呢? 萬軍之耶和華,他就是那榮耀的王。

#ABKA

眾城門哪!抬起你們的頭來; 古老的門戶啊!你們要被舉起, 好讓榮耀的王進來。 那榮耀的王是誰呢? 就是強而有力的耶和華, 在戰場上大有能力的耶和華。 眾城門哪!抬起你們的頭來; 古老的門戶啊!你們要被舉起, 好讓榮耀的王進來。 那榮耀的王是誰呢? 萬軍之耶和華,他就是那榮耀的王。

#ABKA___

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2014-11-29 15:39:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

From my friend who is battling throat cancer. He inspires.

#ABKA

From my friend who is battling throat cancer. He inspires.

#ABKA___

2014-11-27 00:45:25 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

It‘s Thanksgiving! It‘s Thanksgiving! Woohoo! This is my favorite holiday! Get to spend thed ay with family on the island and hopefully sneak in a Skype with family not here.

Better ping the family about that actually. Hold please. +James Bavido​+Janet Bavido​+Naomi Bavido​+Joshua Bavido​+Isaac Bavido​+Caleb Bavido​

OK, I‘m back! I‘m gonna start the day with some gradig (cuz I spontaneously gate crashed a school dinner last night instead of grading) and then brunch with my darling Ophelia and then cooking at +Jarita Bavido​‘s house. (Noonish ok to arrive? I can bring you lunch.)

So what are you doing? Drop me a note--I‘ll check back a few times today. Muah!

First things first, coffee.

It‘s Thanksgiving! It‘s Thanksgiving! Woohoo! This is my favorite holiday! Get to spend thed ay with family on the island and hopefully sneak in a Skype with family not here.

Better ping the family about that actually. Hold please. +James Bavido​+Janet Bavido​+Naomi Bavido​+Joshua Bavido​+Isaac Bavido​+Caleb Bavido​

OK, I‘m back! I‘m gonna start the day with some gradig (cuz I spontaneously gate crashed a school dinner last night instead of grading) and then brunch with my darling Ophelia and then cooking at +Jarita Bavido​‘s house. (Noonish ok to arrive? I can bring you lunch.)

So what are you doing? Drop me a note--I‘ll check back a few times today. Muah!

First things first, coffee.___

2014-11-27 00:28:11 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I am really enjoying the things Lecrae has been posting on his Facebook about the Ferguson fiasco. You should go take a look.

I am really enjoying the things Lecrae has been posting on his Facebook about the Ferguson fiasco. You should go take a look.___

2014-11-26 04:34:49 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

我壞想念去年的九年級學生!補習班和寧中都好想!

你們還好嗎?

#Kanghe #寧中

我壞想念去年的九年級學生!補習班和寧中都好想!

你們還好嗎?

#Kanghe #寧中___

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2014-11-25 15:57:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I love living in 金門 and I didn‘t love living in SE Oklahoma. BUT! One of the best things about living in the Tulsa metro area was the plethora of high quality live music. And it‘s one of the worst things about living in 金門。

Former student just posted pics and video of him at a +謝和弦 R-chord perfomance. It wasn‘t a venue rock concert---just a town square/night market type of event. Looked like good music and fun interaction with the crowd.

I may be just a little jealous.

#cpop​

I love living in 金門 and I didn‘t love living in SE Oklahoma. BUT! One of the best things about living in the Tulsa metro area was the plethora of high quality live music. And it‘s one of the worst things about living in 金門。

Former student just posted pics and video of him at a +謝和弦 R-chord perfomance. It wasn‘t a venue rock concert---just a town square/night market type of event. Looked like good music and fun interaction with the crowd.

I may be just a little jealous.

#cpop​___

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