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Joe Lancaster

Joe Lancaster 

Based Doge │ ♣ Mayor of Google+

Occupation: Filmmaker (Freelance)

Location: Brisbane

Followers: 19,859

Following: 736

Views: 4,802,766

Cream of the Crop: 10/23/2011

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BruhItsTeresa68,736Idk what to put here XD but come celebrate my birthday w me virtually XD ily allTeresa's Birthdaaaaaay, 2014-08-12 06:00:0036  
Fraser Cain992,159To celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover - the Mars Science Laboratory - we'll be running a special live hangout.  In conjunction with @106911959181067745693. We'll have all your favorite space/astronomy journalists on hand to discuss the mission in depth, and celebrate the landing live, when it happens. Join Fraser Cain, @109036978092446954908, @108952536790629690817 and @102887292457967781591 for this special event. Over the course of this 4-hour Google+ Hangout on Air, we'll interview members of the Curiosity team live in the hangout, as well as other special guests from the @111419948721791453320 and the @108759765804984663877. @109479143173251353583 and @107051665537162034944 will be on location at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to interview members of the engineering team, and show you what it's like to be at NASA during this amazing moment. We'll update this event as we lock down more of the guests and participants. See you there! You can follow the hashtag #marshangout   (this will replace our regular Sunday night @100902337165997768522)Google+ Hangout - Curiosity Landing Coverage2012-08-06 05:00:004843  

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Most comments: 23

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2016-07-01 10:24:22 (23 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

WHY DO THE AUSTRALIAN GREENS OPPOSE A PLEBISCITE ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY?

It might seem counter-intuitive but it isn't. Here is why.

A plebiscite is a public vote on policy, like a referendum, but a referendum is only needed when a constitutional amendment is necessary or if parliament does not have the authority to enact a certain law. On the issue of marriage equality, the High Court of Australia has already confirmed that parliament does already have the authority to enact the relevant law changes. #Brexit  was a referendum.

A nationwide plebiscite will cost taxpayers at minimum $160 million, and could be as high as $525 million! http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-14/525-million-price-tag-on-same-sex-marriage-plebiscite-study/7243298

It isn't needed, because we already have reliable, government endorsed polling indicating overwhelming support for... more »

Most reshares: 24

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2016-07-24 07:41:42 (21 comments; 24 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

In what is probably the biggest story of the year so far, the #DNCLeaks provide concrete, inescapable proof that the Primaries were rigged. She simply could not ever win without it and they knew it from the get go.

If you, like me, looked on in disbelief as Hillary somehow kept up with Bernie in 'votes' while knowing full well that genuine Hillary supporters were nowhere to be seen, if you too saw what I saw and wondered where all these 'voters' were that you never encountered in daily life, if you suspected something was fishy (to put it lightly), then this is your vindication. You were right to suspect something was wrong. It was.

To all those who were sceptical and even said things like "there is no conspiracy, if Bernie loses it is not because of foul play" - it is clear and objective truth now that you were wrong. 'I told you so' is the... more »

Most plusones: 32

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2016-08-08 23:53:37 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 32 +1s; )Open 

When all of ploos is frustrated and bothered. Everyone logout, and we'll reconvene tomorrow.

😂😂😂😂😂

#PloosIsKill  
#EndOfPloos  

Latest 50 posts

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2016-08-27 07:39:34 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

#DOFH  

#DOFH  ___

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2016-08-27 07:23:45 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Christ. Nuclear scale catfish.

Christ. Nuclear scale catfish.___

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2016-08-27 05:47:35 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Special message to all my ploos:

Special message to all my ploos:___

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2016-08-27 05:32:18 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

GET EM WHILE THEY ARE UP! #somar  

THEY'RE BACK!!!!!!!!

Back by popular demand! get them while they're still up!

if you don't wanna buy one please reshare, thanks!

List of the Honorary 12 that bought them last summer
+Ward A 
+King Jaffe Joffer 
+Angélica Garcia 
+Zander D. ( HE DESIGNED THIS SICK SHIRT GO THANK HIM!)
+Kyle Flicker 
+Joe Lancaster 
+citizen j 
+Denisha V
+Obi Debo 
+Tom C 
+Tim Reeb 
+Carlos Escanlar 

If you bought one and I missed you please let me know, thanks!___GET EM WHILE THEY ARE UP! #somar  

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2016-08-26 02:13:45 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

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2016-08-25 11:11:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

#MusicBomb  

#MusicBomb  ___

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2016-08-24 13:27:00 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

#WCW
Duh. +Sommer Chase 

#WCW
Duh. +Sommer Chase ___

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2016-08-22 16:22:59 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Spread the word.

#dicksoutforharambe   #dofh   #jumpforharambe   #jumpofftheharbourbridgeforharambe  

Spread the word.

#dicksoutforharambe   #dofh   #jumpforharambe   #jumpofftheharbourbridgeforharambe  ___

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2016-08-22 16:18:59 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

#dicksoutforharambe  

#dicksoutforharambe  ___

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2016-08-20 10:12:27 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Every. Damn. Time.

current situation___Every. Damn. Time.

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2016-08-18 11:05:19 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Classic.

#ploosiskill  

Classic.

#ploosiskill  ___

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2016-08-18 10:57:13 (1 comments; 10 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Classic.

#ploosiskill  

Classic.

#ploosiskill  ___

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2016-08-15 21:14:58 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Finally I won the thing. :D

Almost forgot to post my #MCM
This weeks is obviously my G.I.+Joe Lancaster ___Finally I won the thing. :D

2016-08-14 00:52:32 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

tfw you finally win the "I love you more" competition xD

tfw you finally win the "I love you more" competition xD___

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2016-08-13 23:22:50 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

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2016-08-12 07:55:35 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

OH FUCK HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

Top kek I lost so hard

via +Wlad Yurkov ___OH FUCK HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

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2016-08-08 23:53:37 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 32 +1s; )Open 

When all of ploos is frustrated and bothered. Everyone logout, and we'll reconvene tomorrow.

😂😂😂😂😂

#PloosIsKill  
#EndOfPloos  

When all of ploos is frustrated and bothered. Everyone logout, and we'll reconvene tomorrow.

😂😂😂😂😂

#PloosIsKill  
#EndOfPloos  ___

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2016-08-08 10:59:31 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

when you're going through old bae pics and realise you terrify yourself sometimes

#missher

when you're going through old bae pics and realise you terrify yourself sometimes

#missher___

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2016-08-04 03:22:29 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Oh my god someone necro-bumped this. I can't believe I didn't cop more backlash for it. Surely I offended almost every human being. LMFAO

Here's something interesting.

So there's a story running rampant on the internet and spreading through the news media digestive tract like bleach through Amanda Todd. It claims that this 4chan guy, or 4chan users collectively, have embarked upon a threatening intimidation campaign against Emma Watson, following her refreshingly decent UN speech on gender equality and feminism.¹

As literally everyone in the world knows, feminism is out of fucking control. You can blame Germaine Greer, you can blame Tumblr, you can blame... actually it's Tumblr. Fuck those cunts. Blame them. Anyway point is it's a dilapidated mess. Much like when Google+ was overrun with depressed teenage faggots who take to their arms with pathetic little knives even smaller than the one that ISIS dickface pretends to use in the fake beheading videos. It's fucked and I laugh at it.

Emma's take was pretty goddamn good though and is clearly a good crack at steering the motorboat back in the right direction. Now it might be that I'm just prone to agreeing with her because she's hot and I'd like to anally penetrate her (fingers crossed she grows her fucking hair back out first), but for the most part I approved. Well done, Emma, you have a gift for articulation and I wish you'd give our cocksucking Prime Minister² some pointers.

Where was I going with this... Oh yeah. The story about 4chan (100% composed of the /b/ board if you're a 'journalist') making these threats and organising their basement dwelling, cheese-odoured, neckbearded hacking mafia to attack poor Hermione. They even made a countdown website³ and everything! Fuck those thrushcunts! How dare they do this to the innocent Harry Potter hottie behind 98% of the global male population's ethically questionable fapping material?

But wait. Did they? I mean, it's on news websites so it must be true, right? It's an easily solved question - we just hunt down the source of the reports, and they will have a link to, or screenshots of, the material, presumably. So I searched and I found most articles lead back to this website: http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/228407/4chan-threatens-emma-watson-with-nude-photo-leak-over-un-speech-on-gender-equality/

Death and Taxes mag curiously does not provide a link or even any screenshots of the supposed comments made on /b/, in their article which has now been referenced by almost every news source I could Google with one hand (I still had pics of 16 yr old Emma on screen, don't judge). I tried to comment to ask for the sources, but like a beloved veteran comedian I was left hanging. They link to a website created by someone with literally no details other than a picture of Watson, a countdown, and a 4chin logo, but that's it.

>Why?

Oh, right. Because it didn't happen.⁴ Or at least no-one on that board, infamous not just for its penchant for masturbating to gore but also for revelling in notoriety, seems to know what the entire fuck these people are talking about.†

I know it's easy and perhaps fun for media outlets to bash this 4chon guy and get away with it unquestioned - 4chun is basically the unarmed black guy to the media's 'american cop' - but I think I might call you out on this, Death and Taxes. Or should I say +Robyn Pennacchia (author). You just straight up made this shit up, didn't you? Now I'm not saying you have some sort of chip on your shoulder after some form of "hi /b/!" titsign was not well received or anything... but it would be fair to say you really don't appear to like the users of that shithole, and like to conflate them with 'MRA' mouthbreathers. BTW I sincerely hope that arm tattoo is fake... Christ, woman.

Plus also, everyone with any connection to civilisation anywhere knows Emma Watson nudes do not exist. End of story. She has never even taken her clothes off. Not even to shower. Otherwise that shit would have already spread over the internet quicker than World Trade Centre dust over NYC. And would be remembered as a more significant event.

tl;dr: So-called 'journalists' don't do research; have a fairly unreasonable h8red for 4chen; spreads like cancer killing /b/.

¹ http://youtu.be/p-iFl4qhBsE
² http://www.zgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/tony-abbott-cunt.jpg
³ http://www.emmayouarenext.com/
Do any of you fags know differently? I know some of you are regulars. I didn't see anything...
http://4archive.org/b/thread/570112894#p570116058___Oh my god someone necro-bumped this. I can't believe I didn't cop more backlash for it. Surely I offended almost every human being. LMFAO

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2016-07-29 11:49:10 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Such an outstanding interview and really gives a good perspective.

#NeverHillary  

Jane Sanders: Why Bernie Voters Shouldn't Get Over It
Bernie's wife discusses her proudest and most difficult campaign moments, the DNC email leak and the future of his revolution. #BernieSanders #Bernie2016 #TheBernContinues #PoliticalRevolution #TrueLeadersWillRise #TulsiGabbard #JillStein2016 #GreenParty #WETHEPEOPLE #EndCorruption___Such an outstanding interview and really gives a good perspective.

#NeverHillary  

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2016-07-29 10:44:59 (10 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Definitely the most unsettling video I've ever seen. Try to get to the end. Post how far you get below.

#TooManyCooks  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrGrOK8oZG8

Definitely the most unsettling video I've ever seen. Try to get to the end. Post how far you get below.

#TooManyCooks  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrGrOK8oZG8___

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2016-07-28 18:02:50 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Emotions get a little crazy sometimes

Emotions get a little crazy sometimes___

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2016-07-27 15:14:36 (0 comments; 11 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Christ almighty. It all makes sense.

#neverhillary   #jillstein  

Christ almighty. It all makes sense.

#neverhillary   #jillstein  ___

2016-07-27 14:47:02 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

He ran the most incredible and inspiring campaign of all time. He never gave up. He fought to the very very last minute and conceded in the most gracious way I have ever seen a politician do. And he isn't even stopping there. Gotta fucking love this man.

Now, on to Jill Stein. Let's do the impossible!

#bernie2016   #neverhillary   #jillstein   #demexit  

He ran the most incredible and inspiring campaign of all time. He never gave up. He fought to the very very last minute and conceded in the most gracious way I have ever seen a politician do. And he isn't even stopping there. Gotta fucking love this man.

Now, on to Jill Stein. Let's do the impossible!

#bernie2016   #neverhillary   #jillstein   #demexit  ___

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2016-07-27 10:04:54 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Un-fucking-believably funny and all a REAL TRANSCRIPT. Bahahahahaha

Rick and Morty reenact an actual court transcript from Georgia...
un-be-liev-able___Un-fucking-believably funny and all a REAL TRANSCRIPT. Bahahahahaha

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2016-07-26 18:31:15 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Can anyone verify this?

#neverhillary #bernthednc #bernie2016

Can anyone verify this?

#neverhillary #bernthednc #bernie2016___

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2016-07-25 17:52:42 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN THIS: https://twitter.com/mobilematt/status/757632260178792448

"They don't know your name is being put in nomination, that's for sure" - Jane Sanders

#berniesanders   #bernieorbust   #bernie2016   #neverhillary   #seeyouinphilly   #dncleaks   #dnc   #bernthednc   #demexit  

SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN THIS: https://twitter.com/mobilematt/status/757632260178792448

"They don't know your name is being put in nomination, that's for sure" - Jane Sanders

#berniesanders   #bernieorbust   #bernie2016   #neverhillary   #seeyouinphilly   #dncleaks   #dnc   #bernthednc   #demexit  ___

2016-07-25 17:42:28 (13 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

holy shit
anyone else see the livestream just now of Bernie speaking?
So much energy in the crowd it was unbelievable. It was heroic.
then he said
"we must elect Hillary Clinton"
and the whole fucking room turned
BOOOOOOOOOO
NEVER HILLARY NEVER HILLARY
WE WANT BERNIE WE WANT BERNIE
and he could not get back on track. Lost em completely. Ended the speech with a relative whimper amid jeers and booos
fucking hell it was so so sad

#NeverHillary   #bernie2016   #dncleaks   #dnc  

holy shit
anyone else see the livestream just now of Bernie speaking?
So much energy in the crowd it was unbelievable. It was heroic.
then he said
"we must elect Hillary Clinton"
and the whole fucking room turned
BOOOOOOOOOO
NEVER HILLARY NEVER HILLARY
WE WANT BERNIE WE WANT BERNIE
and he could not get back on track. Lost em completely. Ended the speech with a relative whimper amid jeers and booos
fucking hell it was so so sad

#NeverHillary   #bernie2016   #dncleaks   #dnc  ___

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2016-07-24 07:41:42 (21 comments; 24 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

In what is probably the biggest story of the year so far, the #DNCLeaks provide concrete, inescapable proof that the Primaries were rigged. She simply could not ever win without it and they knew it from the get go.

If you, like me, looked on in disbelief as Hillary somehow kept up with Bernie in 'votes' while knowing full well that genuine Hillary supporters were nowhere to be seen, if you too saw what I saw and wondered where all these 'voters' were that you never encountered in daily life, if you suspected something was fishy (to put it lightly), then this is your vindication. You were right to suspect something was wrong. It was.

To all those who were sceptical and even said things like "there is no conspiracy, if Bernie loses it is not because of foul play" - it is clear and objective truth now that you were wrong. 'I told you so' is the... more »

In what is probably the biggest story of the year so far, the #DNCLeaks provide concrete, inescapable proof that the Primaries were rigged. She simply could not ever win without it and they knew it from the get go.

If you, like me, looked on in disbelief as Hillary somehow kept up with Bernie in 'votes' while knowing full well that genuine Hillary supporters were nowhere to be seen, if you too saw what I saw and wondered where all these 'voters' were that you never encountered in daily life, if you suspected something was fishy (to put it lightly), then this is your vindication. You were right to suspect something was wrong. It was.

To all those who were sceptical and even said things like "there is no conspiracy, if Bernie loses it is not because of foul play" - it is clear and objective truth now that you were wrong. 'I told you so' is the understatement of the year.

I implore any remaining followers I have who had planned to vote for Hillary to abandon her in light of these revelations, and join the revolution. You cannot in good conscience continue to consider supporting the DNC or HRC. Please give up on her. Any continued support for the party with her at the helm is only damaging to the country, the world, and the principles of democracy.

#DNCLeak #neverhillary #demexit #abandondemocrats

http://observer.com/2016/07/wikileaks-proves-primary-was-rigged-dnc-undermined-democracy/___

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2016-07-23 19:04:33 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

OH MY GOD. Hahahahahahahaha Melania Trump's speech writer rickrolled her:

https://youtu.be/hp_YGpnoyuc?t=5m49s

From about 5:45

OH MY GOD. Hahahahahahahaha Melania Trump's speech writer rickrolled her:

https://youtu.be/hp_YGpnoyuc?t=5m49s

From about 5:45___

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2016-07-23 13:53:08 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Lol this was awesome.

Lol this was awesome.___

2016-07-23 07:29:14 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

So now that we have actual, substantiated, objective, undeniable proof, thanks to the Wikileaks #DNCLeaks, that the DNC rigged the primary against Bernie Sanders, and that Bernie literally in fact won the primary, will Hillary supporters now fall in line and support Bernie?

#NeverHillary #Bernie2016

So now that we have actual, substantiated, objective, undeniable proof, thanks to the Wikileaks #DNCLeaks, that the DNC rigged the primary against Bernie Sanders, and that Bernie literally in fact won the primary, will Hillary supporters now fall in line and support Bernie?

#NeverHillary #Bernie2016___

2016-07-22 13:57:21 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

A couple of you saying I can't rap. breh.
Okay in a way you're right, I haven't recorded anything original yet. Here is another cover while you wait for me to drop my original mixtape.

https://soundcloud.com/1v1/eminem-bad-guy-1v1-cover

A couple of you saying I can't rap. breh.
Okay in a way you're right, I haven't recorded anything original yet. Here is another cover while you wait for me to drop my original mixtape.

https://soundcloud.com/1v1/eminem-bad-guy-1v1-cover___

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2016-07-22 12:15:36 (16 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Indiscriminate photo dump from little holiday getaway for my birthday on the Gold Coast. ^~^

Indiscriminate photo dump from little holiday getaway for my birthday on the Gold Coast. ^~^___

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2016-07-16 16:43:25 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

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2016-07-15 11:35:42 (11 comments; 2 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Democrats: we warned you. :)

#neverhillary  

Democrats: we warned you. :)

#neverhillary  ___

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2016-07-15 11:30:00 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

I'm laughing my ass off.

I'm laughing my ass off.___

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2016-07-11 13:27:25 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

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2016-07-11 10:37:57 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

This is the Melbourne based team behind many of those fake viral videos over the last two years. The close encounter with a shark, the outback tornado selfie, the lightning striking a girl with hilarious boyfriend reaction, the bear chasing the snowboarder, the lion attacking the game hunters, the stormtrooper falling down stairs etc etc.

Topkek well done. 

This is the Melbourne based team behind many of those fake viral videos over the last two years. The close encounter with a shark, the outback tornado selfie, the lightning striking a girl with hilarious boyfriend reaction, the bear chasing the snowboarder, the lion attacking the game hunters, the stormtrooper falling down stairs etc etc.

Topkek well done. ___

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2016-07-10 17:14:40 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Shout out to the cutest and best girl in the world, Fiona, and to cute af dates. #100 #bae

Shout out to the cutest and best girl in the world, Fiona, and to cute af dates. #100 #bae___

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2016-07-08 11:16:34 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

There is no way to justify this, but police apologists will try

Video: http://bit.ly/29BrF8F
‪#‎JusticeForPhilandroCastile‬

There is no way to justify this, but police apologists will try

Video: http://bit.ly/29BrF8F
‪#‎JusticeForPhilandroCastile‬___

2016-07-05 15:15:55 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Are you fucking kidding me....

Are you fucking kidding me....___

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2016-07-02 06:56:43 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Propaganda being handed out by LNP PARTY MEMBERS at voting booths today while saying "Stop the lockout laws, put Labor last."

It's against regulations for volunteers to hand out anything other than 'how to vote' cards, so they dubiously skirt this by taking off their LNP shirts before handing these flyers out.

Secondly, it is 100% dishonest, because this is a FEDERAL election and the lockout laws are a STATE issue. Your vot today has literally no bearing on the lockout laws in any way. When I confronted them they changed the subject to lies about the Greens.

#PutTheLNPLast

Propaganda being handed out by LNP PARTY MEMBERS at voting booths today while saying "Stop the lockout laws, put Labor last."

It's against regulations for volunteers to hand out anything other than 'how to vote' cards, so they dubiously skirt this by taking off their LNP shirts before handing these flyers out.

Secondly, it is 100% dishonest, because this is a FEDERAL election and the lockout laws are a STATE issue. Your vot today has literally no bearing on the lockout laws in any way. When I confronted them they changed the subject to lies about the Greens.

#PutTheLNPLast___

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2016-07-02 02:49:08 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

It's lit.

#burninggoosememe

It's lit.

#burninggoosememe___

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2016-07-01 10:33:48 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

In Australia, we are lucky enough to have a preferential voting system. That means that your primary vote is never 'wasted'. There is no such thing as 'splitting the vote'. So for example you could vote [1] your actual preference, even if it is not one of the old parties, and then simply ensure that the order of your remaining numbers preferences the major party that you would settle for above the party that you want OUT.

I could, for instance, put a [1] next to the Greens candidate, a [4] next to the ALP candidate, and eventually the Liberal candidate last. Then once the two frontrunners are established, if one of them is not the Greens, my vote will be transferred to the next preferenced out of those two frontrunners (Eg: the ALP).

So do not be afraid to vote your conscience! It will still count!

Secondly, the laws have recently changed regarding vote... more »

In Australia, we are lucky enough to have a preferential voting system. That means that your primary vote is never 'wasted'. There is no such thing as 'splitting the vote'. So for example you could vote [1] your actual preference, even if it is not one of the old parties, and then simply ensure that the order of your remaining numbers preferences the major party that you would settle for above the party that you want OUT.

I could, for instance, put a [1] next to the Greens candidate, a [4] next to the ALP candidate, and eventually the Liberal candidate last. Then once the two frontrunners are established, if one of them is not the Greens, my vote will be transferred to the next preferenced out of those two frontrunners (Eg: the ALP).

So do not be afraid to vote your conscience! It will still count!

Secondly, the laws have recently changed regarding vote preferencing. There are no longer any back room deals for one party to give its 'preferences' to another. Only YOU decide where your preferences go now. You can no longer fill in a valid ballot by simply putting a [1], and instead you should number every box (or at least 6 above the line / 12 below the line) if you want your vote to count. If this process seems daunting to you, you're not alone. I suggest picking the party you most align with, and grabbing one or their 'how to vote' cards being handed out at the polling booths. They will generally give you a suggestion of the preference order to make for maximum benefit to that party. You don't have to follow it, but it's a useful guide.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/01/the-guardian-view-on-the-australian-election-big-ideas-shrink-in-a-small-target-campaign

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2016-07-01 10:24:22 (23 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

WHY DO THE AUSTRALIAN GREENS OPPOSE A PLEBISCITE ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY?

It might seem counter-intuitive but it isn't. Here is why.

A plebiscite is a public vote on policy, like a referendum, but a referendum is only needed when a constitutional amendment is necessary or if parliament does not have the authority to enact a certain law. On the issue of marriage equality, the High Court of Australia has already confirmed that parliament does already have the authority to enact the relevant law changes. #Brexit  was a referendum.

A nationwide plebiscite will cost taxpayers at minimum $160 million, and could be as high as $525 million! http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-14/525-million-price-tag-on-same-sex-marriage-plebiscite-study/7243298

It isn't needed, because we already have reliable, government endorsed polling indicating overwhelming support for... more »

WHY DO THE AUSTRALIAN GREENS OPPOSE A PLEBISCITE ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY?

It might seem counter-intuitive but it isn't. Here is why.

A plebiscite is a public vote on policy, like a referendum, but a referendum is only needed when a constitutional amendment is necessary or if parliament does not have the authority to enact a certain law. On the issue of marriage equality, the High Court of Australia has already confirmed that parliament does already have the authority to enact the relevant law changes. #Brexit  was a referendum.

A nationwide plebiscite will cost taxpayers at minimum $160 million, and could be as high as $525 million! http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-14/525-million-price-tag-on-same-sex-marriage-plebiscite-study/7243298

It isn't needed, because we already have reliable, government endorsed polling indicating overwhelming support for marriage equality among Australians. In fact, here is the Liberal Party's own go-to research firm - Crosby/Textor - reporting support for marriage equality at 72%: http://www.crosbytextor.com/news/crosby-textor-same-sex-marriage-research-2014/

And this poll was taken in 2014. Other metrics have shown a consistent RISE in support for marriage equality in the 2 years since then. So the debate has been had, and we don't need to spend half a billion dollars to tell us something we already know. But why else is a plebiscite problematic?

The government is not bound by a plebiscite vote. That's right, even if the outcome is overwhelmingly a 'yes', the sitting government can still vote against it. So in essence, it would be nothing more than a glorified expensive poll. For something already so clear as measured by numerous reputable polls, it just isn't necessary. It's not like the polls are showing anything close to 50% - it is well outside the margin of error.

Furthermore, the earliest this plebiscite would occur would be 2017, and would likely take years longer to action anything. The last time we had a nationwide plebiscite was in 1977 (on changing the national anthem) and that took a further 7 years to implement. The reason conservative parties are now pushing for this is to delay marriage equality, now that ignoring the issue is no longer an option.

Furthermore, plebiscites are fraught with opportunity for rigging and corruption. Believe it or not, there are actually no federal guidelines for how they are conducted and they do not have strict regulation like referendums or elections do. The PM can set and phrase the question, and voting is voluntary, not mandatory. This unfortunately skews voting in favour of the elderly - a voting bloc which is historically more conservative than the younger generations. It's unfortunate because young people SHOULD be voting in numbers as great as older people, but research shows that they don't - often due to working or studying more hours. The results then would very likely overrepresent mature age people (statistically more likely to be conservative) and underrepresent gen X, millennial, and younger voters (statistically more likely to be progressive). There are also no safeguards or transparency measures mandated.

Furthermore, a nationwide debate, vote, and all accompanying advertising and attacking would give a very prominent platform to very vocal anti-LGBTi lobbyists. Research by US firm Hatzenbuehler also shows a significant negative impact to the mental health of LGBTi people during these prominent national debates in other countries. http://media.theaustralian.com.au/multimedia/pdf/marriage-equality-march-2016.pdf

So why do The Greens oppose a plebiscite on marriage equality? Because they support marriage equality, the LGBTi community and allies, and align on this issue with the large majority of Australians. Don't be fooled. This is a debate that can be held immediately, in parliament, and we should only be voting in the politicians who will ensure it passes.

#auspol   #Greens16  ___

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2016-06-27 13:15:34 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

#Hillary  keeps a bag of these in her purse right next to the hot sauce.

#Hillary  keeps a bag of these in her purse right next to the hot sauce.___

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