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Ben Langhinrichs (Midas guy)

Ben Langhinrichs (Midas guy) 

If we don't tilt at windmills, the windmills win.

Occupation: Software Developer (Genii Software (Chief Honcho))

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beatstone2,119,023*September 25th we kick off the 2013 AITP Online Music Festival week. The fun all starts when Artists from all over the globe start arriving in LA. This event bringing you close to hundred emerging Artists worldwide. In person and virtually using Google Hangouts.  Is also part of this year's Social Media Week in Los Angeles.*   *Live from Village Studios* We will be bringing you live performances from thirty of your favorite Artists In The Plus musicians, streamed on YouTube worldwide.  In every decade since its founding, The Village has produced the favorite songs of all time. As the look and sound of music changes, so does The Village. From legends like Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, B. B. King and Bob Dylan to current artists like Coldplay, Taylor Swift and John Mayer you would be hard pressed to find an artist who hasn't recorded here.  *Live from Bergen* We have a special live event in Bergen, Norway Saturday September 28th, brought to you by the new European division of Artists In The Plus! You can join us in Bergen with performances by Madcraft, Ilona, and Artist Of The Year 2012 Myrna Braza from the beautiful Biblioteket Bar!  *12 Hours a day of Hangout On Air Performances!* We’ll have dozens of artists from _all over the world_ live on Youtube as well via Hangouts On Air.  *Los Angeles Photo Walk* We also will have Jordan Oram in LA with us, and he is planning a photo walk for the event on Monday September 30th! Contact Jordan if you would like to join us. *Unfamous AITP POST-FEST* Join us at *The Roxy Theater* 9009 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069. World famous live music venue on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood since 1973. This event will run Monday September 30th 9pm-2am    *Artists In The Plus RECORDING CONTEST WITH GRAMMY WINNING PRODUCER Val Garay!*  You can help one of your favorite Artists get the opportunity to have a song recorded with Val Garay. The Artists In The Plus panel and Val Garay will narrow those submissions down to five finalists. Those finalists will be announced live at Village Studios during the Online Music Festival. Then is up to you the fans, who gets a chance to record with Val Garay at his studio. He’s garnered over 100 gold & platinum records with total record sales over 125,000,000 worldwide. He’s been Nominated for Grammy’s on 9 different occasions and won for the “Record of the Year & Song of the Year” with Bette Davis Eyes in 1981 and an Emmy Nomination for Neil Diamond’s TV Special, “Glad You’re Here With Me Tonight”. *Luna Guitars and Artists In The Plus are giving away two guitars during the AITP Online Music Festival!* One Artists in The Plus fan will win a beautiful TRI PAR (Trinity Parlor)  Luna Guitar during the Artists In The Plus Online Music Festival. On Saturday September 28th fans can add a special catch phrase to any comment on YouTube, or or Facebook and Google+ event pages. This will make them eligible for the random drawing of a winner. They can simply add the phrase *“Artists In The Plus Online Music Festival 20132013-09-27 20:00:00573  

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2016-08-07 22:30:21 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

quote: The authors of these pieces rarely line up their preferred Presidential voting strategies — third-party, write-in, refusal — with the electoral system as it actually exists. In 2016, that system will offer 130 million or so voters just three options:

A. I prefer Donald Trump be President, rather than Hillary Clinton.
B. I prefer Hillary Clinton be President, rather than Donald Trump.
C. Whatever everybody else decides is OK with me.

That’s it. Those are the choices. All strategies other than a preference for Trump over Clinton or vice-versa reduce to Option C.

Most reshares: 6

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2016-11-17 15:33:08 (3 comments; 6 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Chances are good, every person reading this is in the hazard phase for some area of knowledge.
Act like an expert - assume you know far less than you think you know before speaking out or acting on anything.

(Credit for graph to Simon Wardley.)

Most plusones: 9

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2016-12-22 03:31:04 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

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2017-01-18 03:10:44 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Hey, +Google+! I don't want to switch to the new Google+.
It has never been as usable, clean or appealing. Listen to your users. Please don't make me choose, as I might just choose another platform.

Hey, +Google+! I don't want to switch to the new Google+.
It has never been as usable, clean or appealing. Listen to your users. Please don't make me choose, as I might just choose another platform.___

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2017-01-11 20:35:05 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

CoexLinks Journal & CoexLinks Migrate being introduced
We are adding a couple of products to the CoexLinks family to further embrace corporate email retention, governance and migration.
#ibm #ibmdomino #IBMVerse  

CoexLinks Journal & CoexLinks Migrate being introduced
We are adding a couple of products to the CoexLinks family to further embrace corporate email retention, governance and migration.
#ibm #ibmdomino #IBMVerse  ___

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2017-01-09 20:47:59 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

How is this not crystal clear?
It was unclear how any Kushner appointment would be affected by a federal anti-nepotism law that prohibits a president from hiring family members to serve in his administration.

Horrifying that the media is willing to equivocate about a blatant violation of federal law (even if it is relatively unenforceable, as the President nominates the Attorney General and this GOP Senate would confirm Cthulhu without a second thought).

http://fortune.com/2017/01/09/donald-trump-jared-kushner-adviser/

How is this not crystal clear?
It was unclear how any Kushner appointment would be affected by a federal anti-nepotism law that prohibits a president from hiring family members to serve in his administration.

Horrifying that the media is willing to equivocate about a blatant violation of federal law (even if it is relatively unenforceable, as the President nominates the Attorney General and this GOP Senate would confirm Cthulhu without a second thought).

http://fortune.com/2017/01/09/donald-trump-jared-kushner-adviser/___

2017-01-09 15:36:16 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

GOP following Trump over the ethical cliff (betting on autocracy?)
While there has long been a partisan divide between the right and left, the wholesale abandonment of ethical standards is frightening. In a sort of heady rush to grab all the power, Congressional GOP members seem to be making a long bet that nothing is going to be the same, and therefore they will never be held to account for what overstepping they do. If anything, that is more terrifying than the progressive wails.

Resolving conflicts of interest is standard government process, not the least because it protects the candidates as well as the government. Skipping that step leaves a lot of those cabinet members vulnerable... unless you assume that the old form of government is not coming back and that corruption is going to become the new normal. While this may have seemed possible under Trump, it is amazing to me how... more »

GOP following Trump over the ethical cliff (betting on autocracy?)
While there has long been a partisan divide between the right and left, the wholesale abandonment of ethical standards is frightening. In a sort of heady rush to grab all the power, Congressional GOP members seem to be making a long bet that nothing is going to be the same, and therefore they will never be held to account for what overstepping they do. If anything, that is more terrifying than the progressive wails.

Resolving conflicts of interest is standard government process, not the least because it protects the candidates as well as the government. Skipping that step leaves a lot of those cabinet members vulnerable... unless you assume that the old form of government is not coming back and that corruption is going to become the new normal. While this may have seemed possible under Trump, it is amazing to me how quickly the GOP had gotten on board, with a few lone voices arguing against it. Autocratic rule is seeming ever more likely and less like a paranoid fantasy.___

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2017-01-09 13:29:55 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Is Amazon Music Unlimited interesting or also-ran?
If you use "unlimited" music, does Amazon Music Unlimited seem appealing at this price point? I'm woefully uninformed about what options are and how they compare.

Is Amazon Music Unlimited interesting or also-ran?
If you use "unlimited" music, does Amazon Music Unlimited seem appealing at this price point? I'm woefully uninformed about what options are and how they compare.___

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2017-01-05 01:40:52 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Storystorm Days 3 & 4 - Thor and Loki in Jotunheim
Storystorm Days 3 & 4  I outlined two chapters together for Danger Tastes Dreadful , and I am so excited by them I am going to take a break from outlining and try putting these revisions into place. Instead of writing a new poem, I have posted one I wrote s...

Storystorm Days 3 & 4 - Thor and Loki in Jotunheim
Storystorm Days 3 & 4  I outlined two chapters together for Danger Tastes Dreadful , and I am so excited by them I am going to take a break from outlining and try putting these revisions into place. Instead of writing a new poem, I have posted one I wrote s...___

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2017-01-04 16:24:32 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

I made a poster for my office wall
I have a feeling I'll need it often over the next four years. I find that calling my local office gets the best results. #vigilance  

If you want to know your own representatives, check out http://whoismyrepresentative.com (and then search for their local office using something like "Sentator Portman's local office Clevelant"). Feel free to take the the image and overwrite your own contacts if you like.

I made a poster for my office wall
I have a feeling I'll need it often over the next four years. I find that calling my local office gets the best results. #vigilance  

If you want to know your own representatives, check out http://whoismyrepresentative.com (and then search for their local office using something like "Sentator Portman's local office Clevelant"). Feel free to take the the image and overwrite your own contacts if you like.___

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2017-01-03 02:27:10 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Storystorm Day 2 - This train
Storystorm Day 2 My outline was for the first chapter of my WIP, and I re-imagined both the setting and purpose of the train station.

Storystorm Day 2 - This train
Storystorm Day 2 My outline was for the first chapter of my WIP, and I re-imagined both the setting and purpose of the train station.___

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2017-01-01 22:51:23 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Storystorm Day 1 - Moonlit Romance
Storystorm Day 1 - Moonlit Romance As promised, I cleaned up and clarified the first chapter outline for Danger Tastes Dreadful - The Possible Revision . Here's my poem that hints at the changes (fairly broadly, this time). Most of my hints will have to be ...

Storystorm Day 1 - Moonlit Romance
Storystorm Day 1 - Moonlit Romance As promised, I cleaned up and clarified the first chapter outline for Danger Tastes Dreadful - The Possible Revision . Here's my poem that hints at the changes (fairly broadly, this time). Most of my hints will have to be ...___

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2017-01-01 18:49:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Storystorm - My plan
Tara Lazar is running a month long activity called Storystorm. It replaces the PiBoIdMo (which was a hard name to remember, but indicated writing picture books for a month), and has been opened to developing 30 story ideas in 30 days. If you are a Picture B...

Storystorm - My plan
Tara Lazar is running a month long activity called Storystorm. It replaces the PiBoIdMo (which was a hard name to remember, but indicated writing picture books for a month), and has been opened to developing 30 story ideas in 30 days. If you are a Picture B...___

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2016-12-22 03:31:04 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

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2016-12-21 19:03:11 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Some people write diatribes. I write poems.

http://www.writing.com/main/view_item/item_id/2106168-A-Clerihew-for-realDonaldTrump

Some people write diatribes. I write poems.

http://www.writing.com/main/view_item/item_id/2106168-A-Clerihew-for-realDonaldTrump___

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2016-12-08 15:35:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

A new picture book perfect for starting conversations about diversity and differences, and learning acceptance.

A new picture book perfect for starting conversations about diversity and differences, and learning acceptance.___

2016-12-05 21:40:37 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

He may be ignorant, but never doubt that Trump is clever
Among the random stupid stuff, there are some very clever moves by Trump Inc. For example, Ivanka is repeatedly saying that climate change is her priority. Well, that makes no difference unless she is part of the government, so liberals may be tempted to ignore her presence at meetings with foreign leaders and such because she is a "voice of reason" on climate change. But it is just a ploy. Donald Trump, the only one actually elected, will only embrace climate change remediation if he can figure out how to make more off it than by gutting climate change efforts.

He may be ignorant, but never doubt that Trump is clever
Among the random stupid stuff, there are some very clever moves by Trump Inc. For example, Ivanka is repeatedly saying that climate change is her priority. Well, that makes no difference unless she is part of the government, so liberals may be tempted to ignore her presence at meetings with foreign leaders and such because she is a "voice of reason" on climate change. But it is just a ploy. Donald Trump, the only one actually elected, will only embrace climate change remediation if he can figure out how to make more off it than by gutting climate change efforts.___

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2016-12-05 16:59:39 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Powerful and beautiful middle grade novel by Monika Schröder

Powerful and beautiful middle grade novel by Monika Schröder___

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2016-12-01 14:44:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

For four years, GOP has been free to flail and posture
Now, suddenly, they won't have Obama around to refuse to go along with their tantrums. They'll have to control themselves or live with results if they can't. Example: It's easy to rail against Obamacare and vote endlessly to repeal it, but what if nobody stops you? What if you own the results? Suddenly, Congress is supposed to be the grownups, like  a rebellious teenager suddenly forced to live on his/her own.
http://wpo.st/lkhI2

For four years, GOP has been free to flail and posture
Now, suddenly, they won't have Obama around to refuse to go along with their tantrums. They'll have to control themselves or live with results if they can't. Example: It's easy to rail against Obamacare and vote endlessly to repeal it, but what if nobody stops you? What if you own the results? Suddenly, Congress is supposed to be the grownups, like  a rebellious teenager suddenly forced to live on his/her own.
http://wpo.st/lkhI2___

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2016-11-17 15:33:08 (3 comments; 6 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Chances are good, every person reading this is in the hazard phase for some area of knowledge.
Act like an expert - assume you know far less than you think you know before speaking out or acting on anything.

(Credit for graph to Simon Wardley.)

Chances are good, every person reading this is in the hazard phase for some area of knowledge.
Act like an expert - assume you know far less than you think you know before speaking out or acting on anything.

(Credit for graph to Simon Wardley.)___

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2016-11-13 22:20:26 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Foxheart: review for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Foxheart: review for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday___

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2016-11-08 14:44:58 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

VOTE - But don't forget the snacks
In a perfect world, there would never be long lines at polling places, but in this world, take snacks with you. Also, if you are standing in a long line and see anybody who is infirm or pregnant, let them go ahead. We're all in this together.

VOTE - But don't forget the snacks
In a perfect world, there would never be long lines at polling places, but in this world, take snacks with you. Also, if you are standing in a long line and see anybody who is infirm or pregnant, let them go ahead. We're all in this together.___

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2016-11-07 15:09:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

everyone

everyone___

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2016-11-04 15:41:31 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

"Hamilton" Star DAVEED DIGGS gives a tour de force performance in "CLINTON VS. TRUMP". Maybe the single most important video to watch and share before you vote!

"Hamilton" Star DAVEED DIGGS gives a tour de force performance in "CLINTON VS. TRUMP". Maybe the single most important video to watch and share before you vote!___

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2016-11-04 15:29:58 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Me looking at my news feed #RN


Me looking at my news feed #RN
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2016-11-04 13:44:16 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Are we under a cyber attack right now?
There have been increasing cases in recent days where sites (such as http://washingtonpost.com today and twitter.com a few days ago) are  reported as not found or are redirected to virus sites. I think we are experiencing coordinated cyber attacks trying to disrupt the country and sow confusion and doubt. If I am right, these may increase up through election day, thus feeding into the paranoid who think the election is being stolen from Trump. (Note: these tend to be intermittent, so while others have confirmed the washingtonpost issues, it may or may not work for you.)

Are we under a cyber attack right now?
There have been increasing cases in recent days where sites (such as http://washingtonpost.com today and twitter.com a few days ago) are  reported as not found or are redirected to virus sites. I think we are experiencing coordinated cyber attacks trying to disrupt the country and sow confusion and doubt. If I am right, these may increase up through election day, thus feeding into the paranoid who think the election is being stolen from Trump. (Note: these tend to be intermittent, so while others have confirmed the washingtonpost issues, it may or may not work for you.)___

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2016-11-02 13:14:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Leftover Magic - a new work in progress
My newest WIP is tentatively called Leftover Magic , and I'm very excited about it. It is a middle grade novel with a mystery element and something which might be termed magical realism and might be termed light fantasy. The main character is Chester, a boy...

Leftover Magic - a new work in progress
My newest WIP is tentatively called Leftover Magic , and I'm very excited about it. It is a middle grade novel with a mystery element and something which might be termed magical realism and might be termed light fantasy. The main character is Chester, a boy...___

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2016-11-01 19:28:15 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

An incredibly beautiful  novel
If you like magical realism, and are open to a young adult novel, this should not be missed.

An incredibly beautiful  novel
If you like magical realism, and are open to a young adult novel, this should not be missed.___

2016-10-31 12:29:36 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

When tech companies don't listen (new Google+ edition)
There sometimes comes a point in a product or platform when the company and the users diverge. The company builds a new interface and the users don't like it... but the company doesn't listen.

At a time when Lotus Notes was a far more popular product, IBM introduced a new interface build around Bookmarks. It was received very poorly, but there were enough people who insisted that everybody else was just "resistant to change" and IBM heard them instead. Of course, this was not the only reason why Lotus Notes is no longer popular, but it is a very visible part of the reason. The company stopped caring what users actually wanted, and instead focused on what it wanted.

Google has a new interface (not that is is all that new anymore), and a lot of people hate it. But Google either doesn't care or is... more »

When tech companies don't listen (new Google+ edition)
There sometimes comes a point in a product or platform when the company and the users diverge. The company builds a new interface and the users don't like it... but the company doesn't listen.

At a time when Lotus Notes was a far more popular product, IBM introduced a new interface build around Bookmarks. It was received very poorly, but there were enough people who insisted that everybody else was just "resistant to change" and IBM heard them instead. Of course, this was not the only reason why Lotus Notes is no longer popular, but it is a very visible part of the reason. The company stopped caring what users actually wanted, and instead focused on what it wanted.

Google has a new interface (not that is is all that new anymore), and a lot of people hate it. But Google either doesn't care or is lulled by the people who insist everybody else is just "resistant to change". If Google is true to its mission, it will look at the number of long time users who refuse to use the new Google. But I don't think that will happen. Five years from now, or possible two, Google will be a bare shadow of its former self. Trying to force users to choose an interface they hate is a sure sign you've lost your focus.

Coca Cola tried this, and they had the good sense to walk it back. Will Google?___

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2016-10-28 13:43:46 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Maybe you could try, I dunno, actually doing your job?
GOP promises to spend all its time investigating Clinton, blocking nominations and generally obstructing government. Why is anybody voting for them?

http://cnn.it/2dQeTA4

Maybe you could try, I dunno, actually doing your job?
GOP promises to spend all its time investigating Clinton, blocking nominations and generally obstructing government. Why is anybody voting for them?

http://cnn.it/2dQeTA4___

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2016-10-27 16:52:08 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Why it is critical you vote, even if you think it might be all over

For her, for them, for us. Vote.

Why it is critical you vote, even if you think it might be all over

For her, for them, for us. Vote.___

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2016-10-26 02:39:25 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Hey, its last call for this cool opportunity to get your name on both of the CDs of singer +Evynne Hollens !! <3
The minimum to make this happen is $1 per month and Patreon only takes the pledges out ONCE A MONTH on the first.
https://www.patreon.com/evynnehollens

'Both' means her Disney Princess album AND the regular covers album that will include 'Try', 'Fight Song' and 'Brave' among them! :)
Evynne said: "Become my Patron by MIDNIGHT TONIGHT and get your name printed on both my albums coming out in December! #linkinbio #becomeapatron"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BL_vdgZgwQY/ ..


Hey, its last call for this cool opportunity to get your name on both of the CDs of singer +Evynne Hollens !! <3
The minimum to make this happen is $1 per month and Patreon only takes the pledges out ONCE A MONTH on the first.
https://www.patreon.com/evynnehollens

'Both' means her Disney Princess album AND the regular covers album that will include 'Try', 'Fight Song' and 'Brave' among them! :)
Evynne said: "Become my Patron by MIDNIGHT TONIGHT and get your name printed on both my albums coming out in December! #linkinbio #becomeapatron"
https://www.instagram.com/p/BL_vdgZgwQY/ ..
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2016-10-21 16:11:26 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Putin (to hackers): You incompetents! All I asked was that you manufacture a "smoking gun" so we'd get the puppet, not the nasty woman!

Putin (to hackers): You incompetents! All I asked was that you manufacture a "smoking gun" so we'd get the puppet, not the nasty woman!___

2016-10-21 14:23:00 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

I think it is disingenuous when GOP Senators decry Trump for not respecting how our democracy works while refusing to even hold hearings on Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court. In a number of ways, the GOP has told people repeatedly that they care more about getting their own way and less about democratic principles and the ways our government functions. Trump's dangerous position on the legitimacy of the election is another step down the path, but it is a path well trod by too many Republicans.

I think it is disingenuous when GOP Senators decry Trump for not respecting how our democracy works while refusing to even hold hearings on Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court. In a number of ways, the GOP has told people repeatedly that they care more about getting their own way and less about democratic principles and the ways our government functions. Trump's dangerous position on the legitimacy of the election is another step down the path, but it is a path well trod by too many Republicans.___

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2016-10-17 11:38:05 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

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2016-10-13 23:55:27 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Vote for our children, our people, our future
#vote #ImWithHer  
http://fortune.com/2016/10/11/hillary-clinton-tax-families/

Vote for our children, our people, our future
#vote #ImWithHer  
http://fortune.com/2016/10/11/hillary-clinton-tax-families/___

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2016-10-13 11:50:53 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Let's Be Proud of Who We Are
“We need to laugh at it. We need to refute it. We need to ignore it. And we need to stand up to it.” #vote #ImWithHer  

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/05/us/politics/hillary-clinton-campaign.html

Let's Be Proud of Who We Are
“We need to laugh at it. We need to refute it. We need to ignore it. And we need to stand up to it.” #vote #ImWithHer  

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/05/us/politics/hillary-clinton-campaign.html___

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2016-10-13 01:21:24 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

It’s time we end environmental racism
#vote #FlintWater

https://www.hillaryclinton.com/feed/its-time-we-end-environmental-racism-and-hillary-clinton-has-a-plan-to-do-it/?utm_campaign=feed_share_btn&utm_medium=share&utm_source=tw

It’s time we end environmental racism
#vote #FlintWater

https://www.hillaryclinton.com/feed/its-time-we-end-environmental-racism-and-hillary-clinton-has-a-plan-to-do-it/?utm_campaign=feed_share_btn&utm_medium=share&utm_source=tw___

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2016-10-12 16:47:14 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

We can do better together
"Clinton’s National Service Reserve would allow Americans pitch in with ongoing service projects addressing the addiction epidemic or helping the homeless, or perhaps to help provide emergency relief in national disasters and situations such as the water crisis in Flint, Mich." #ImWithHer #vote  

We can do better together
"Clinton’s National Service Reserve would allow Americans pitch in with ongoing service projects addressing the addiction epidemic or helping the homeless, or perhaps to help provide emergency relief in national disasters and situations such as the water crisis in Flint, Mich." #ImWithHer #vote  ___

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2016-10-12 16:28:38 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

While it is fun and easy to post anti-Trump posts...
I'd encourage people to balance these with positive Clinton stories. There is some fear in the Clinton campaign that Trump is trying to turn the whole thing so ugly that it depresses the vote. There are great reasons to vote for Hillary Clinton aside from her not being Trump. Let's share those as well. #vote #ImWithHer  

While it is fun and easy to post anti-Trump posts...
I'd encourage people to balance these with positive Clinton stories. There is some fear in the Clinton campaign that Trump is trying to turn the whole thing so ugly that it depresses the vote. There are great reasons to vote for Hillary Clinton aside from her not being Trump. Let's share those as well. #vote #ImWithHer  ___

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2016-10-11 15:48:43 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

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Blog post: http://planetlotus.org/ddd830
#tipsandtricks  

Enrich your content with inline audio using SoundCite
Blog post: http://planetlotus.org/ddd830
#tipsandtricks  ___

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2016-10-09 18:29:13 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles
My Comfy Chair #MMGM review: http://mycomfychair.blogspot.com/2016/10/root-beer-candy-and-other-miracles-mmgm.html?spref=tw

Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles
My Comfy Chair #MMGM review: http://mycomfychair.blogspot.com/2016/10/root-beer-candy-and-other-miracles-mmgm.html?spref=tw___

2016-10-09 16:39:09 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Fascinating and damning
Read through all the horrific things Trump did that didn't cause people to disavow him.

___Fascinating and damning
Read through all the horrific things Trump did that didn't cause people to disavow him.

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2016-10-06 00:40:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Glad to see an effort to better represent women of all sizes
"It is time to challenge the disparity of the 67%. Join forces with us to demand media feature women of all sizes, from all races and backgrounds, with equal representation. Using #SeeThe67, share how YOU want the media to be inclusive. R29 and Getty Images are offering everyone — from major magazines to independent bloggers — access to license our collection of images featuring women of the 67%."

Glad to see an effort to better represent women of all sizes
"It is time to challenge the disparity of the 67%. Join forces with us to demand media feature women of all sizes, from all races and backgrounds, with equal representation. Using #SeeThe67, share how YOU want the media to be inclusive. R29 and Getty Images are offering everyone — from major magazines to independent bloggers — access to license our collection of images featuring women of the 67%."___

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2016-09-20 15:37:54 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Unprecedented and significant.

___Unprecedented and significant.

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2016-09-13 15:00:40 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

A fun read for those who think about words and how we use them.


Curious, Curiouser and Curiouser...

... why learning English can be hard.

.___A fun read for those who think about words and how we use them.

2016-09-06 17:18:11 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

The normalization of Trumpism continues in the media. Hate crimes, ugly speech, racism all intensify. History has its eyes on us.

The normalization of Trumpism continues in the media. Hate crimes, ugly speech, racism all intensify. History has its eyes on us.___

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2016-09-04 14:55:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Nailed.
http://maximumble.thebookofbiff.com/2014/08/15/919-nailed/

Nailed.
http://maximumble.thebookofbiff.com/2014/08/15/919-nailed/___

2016-08-17 01:17:48 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Blocked another bloviating asshole. Sigh.

Blocked another bloviating asshole. Sigh.___

2016-08-07 22:30:21 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

People like to refer to it as "the lesser of two evils", but it is really "grownups have to make hard choices even when none are fun." Nobody ever promised that every choice you had to make would have a happy option. Be a grownup and deal with it.
h/t +Susan Stone 

quote: The authors of these pieces rarely line up their preferred Presidential voting strategies — third-party, write-in, refusal — with the electoral system as it actually exists. In 2016, that system will offer 130 million or so voters just three options:

A. I prefer Donald Trump be President, rather than Hillary Clinton.
B. I prefer Hillary Clinton be President, rather than Donald Trump.
C. Whatever everybody else decides is OK with me.

That’s it. Those are the choices. All strategies other than a preference for Trump over Clinton or vice-versa reduce to Option C.___People like to refer to it as "the lesser of two evils", but it is really "grownups have to make hard choices even when none are fun." Nobody ever promised that every choice you had to make would have a happy option. Be a grownup and deal with it.
h/t +Susan Stone 

2016-08-05 13:49:55 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

'Political correctness' isn't the term you're looking for
Political correctness refers to insistence on things like referring to 'herstory' rather than 'history', or on calling an aging person "chronologically gifted'. Avoiding being racist or misogynistic or generally abusive doesn't have to do with political correctness. It has to do with being a decent, civilized person.

Of course, you have a right to not be a decent, civilized person, but it has nothing to do with political correctness. You're just an asshole.

'Political correctness' isn't the term you're looking for
Political correctness refers to insistence on things like referring to 'herstory' rather than 'history', or on calling an aging person "chronologically gifted'. Avoiding being racist or misogynistic or generally abusive doesn't have to do with political correctness. It has to do with being a decent, civilized person.

Of course, you have a right to not be a decent, civilized person, but it has nothing to do with political correctness. You're just an asshole.___

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