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Ole Olson48,689It has come to light that Google has started funding and supporting some of the most vile right wing extremist collectives and corporate front groups in America. Join us by changing your avatar and boycotting every single Google service for one day in protest. On Wednesday, December 11th make a serious attempt to not use anything Google. No Google Searches. No Google+. No gmail. No Youtube. No Google Calendar. No Blogger. No Google Maps. No Google Photos. No Google translate. No Google reverse image search. No Google Play. No Google Drive. No Google Books. No Google Shopping. Nothing.  (Android is immune since it is Open Source). If nothing else, just think of this as a challenge to see if you are able to spend a day on the internet without using a single Google product or service or just take the day off and enjoy the real world for a change. Google, many of us are your most loyal users, and we love the technical direction everything is heading by rolling all services into Google+ but it must be understood in no uncertain terms that we vehemently disagree with your decision to start to fund proto-fascist, right wing extremist, anti-environmental, anti-worker, and anti-science shock fronts like:•ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council)•American Conservative Union•Americans for Tax Reform•CATO Institute•Federalist Society•George Mason University Law School Law and Economics Center•Heritage Action•Mercatus Center•National Taxpayers Union•R Street Institute•Texas Public Policy Foundation______________________________________________More information:Don’t Be Evil? Google Funding a Slew of Right-Wing Groups http://billmoyers.com/2013/12/04/dont-be-evil-google-funding-a-slew-of-right-wing-groups/Tell Google CEO Larry Page to Cut Ties with ALEC http://org.salsalabs.com/o/632/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=14651Tell Google: Don't Be Evil With ALEC http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=8648#ShameOnGoogle  #Google    #DontBeEvil  One Day Boycott of ALL Google Products2013-12-11 07:00:00163 

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Tessa Schlesinger21,767This is my inner core circle  - the people from whom I share frequently. Sometimes, if someone hasn't been posting for a while, I will put them into another circle. I divide my circles into:1. Inner core ; people whose posts I share more often than others.2. Engagers: people with whom I engage and visa versa.3. My science circle. Geeky info that I like to read.4. My temporary circle; when I try out new people.2014-08-30 16:22:3688534
Nick Warner645Check out these awesome Crowdfunders2014-08-07 16:05:31470001
Hadrian Micciche20,993All of my posts today are shared from some of the people I follow. They may not have me in their circles, but I don't care. I want to see what they post and almost always find it informative and entertaining. These select few are in this circle.People who have either shared my posts, commented on them, or both, are also included. These are people who have engaged with my content and are likely to do the same for you. All of these folks are worthy of being added to your circles.Want to be added ? I don't do the typical "plus, comment, and share this circle" circle jerk. You know, of course, that folks always include themselves in a shared circle. I don't need you to indiscriminately promote me by sharing this circle. Just share or comment on any post of mine you find worthy and you'll be added to my circles. Offer void where prohibited by you posting:1. Only shares of other people's posts. I need to see original content, please.2. Blind links AKA link litter -- that is, not providing any commentary with your posts.3. Too many cat pictures -- if only done sparingly and other posts are informative and entertaining, no problemo.4. Too many pictures of your lunch, your overstarched shorts, or other inanities. That's what Facebook is for. :)5. Too many memes.6. Too many cat pictures. 7. Too many cat pictures.(Did I mention cat pictures?)8. Slurs or slander about LGBT folk, racism, sexism...9. Mistaking your fears for reality.10. Mistaking reality as a left-wing conspiracy.Yes, I'm a picky SOB --  but know this. None of the people in this circle do any of that stuff. Want to add people who have been vetted, have engaging content, and will engage with yours? Add this circle. 2014-07-13 16:53:56216223
Ryan Johnson9,043* Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle and follow*Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post#circle   #circleshare   #sharecircle   #circles   #sharecircleoftheday   #follow   #followback   #sport   #betting  2014-07-10 10:49:37492262053
Ole Olson46,666This is my original circle of progressives on G+. Add it for some hard hitting, unapologetic political information geared toward activating forward progress in America. 2014-06-28 03:56:553636518
Tessa Schlesinger20,569This is the circle of people I follow. I am not in it (so I'm not promoting myself). I follow them because they are interesting, sincere, have good stuff. Some of them have been here with me from day one.  They don't always interact every day, but I think it really depends on what you're looking for on G+. If you want people to interact with you, well, nobody can interact with everybody who adds them. There just isn't enough time to do that. On the other hand, if you'd like to read someone because they present informative, interesting, entertaining stuff, then this circle is interesting. I think it would appeal to atheists, agnostics, people who love beauty, travel, occasional humor, who are visual, intellectual, thinkers, humanist, and/or liberal. :)2014-05-08 15:31:52186503
Mark Anderson591This is a shared circle of people that have followed me and have an influence in the marketing industry. They vary from successful and just starting out but are all incredibly good people. Without a doubt, if you add them, you will have an even better Google Plus experience as they add you to their circles, plus, share and comment on your posts.#GooglePlus #CircleShare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles   #circlesharing  #circleshared  #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday  #sharedcircles #engagers #circleshare #engagerscircle #circlesharing #publicsharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #peopletofollow #publiccircle #socialnetworking #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #publiccircles  #publicsharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare2014-04-11 01:45:4749416919
Armando Lioss44,378“Active Engagers Shared Circle” 6.1Also known as the “Circle of Rivals” conformed by G+ users ready to stand for their points of view in an educated discussion and/or extending the discussion to their own streams... if you are looking into making your stream more dynamic, these are the guys you want to include... they are a diverse bunch of great plussers that includes liberals, progressives, conservatives, libertarians, religious, agnostics, atheists… from all around the world.In this shared circle you will find some interesting people to add to your circles, all of these G+ users currently actively engage my stream as well as other G+ users posts, so you can be sure they are getting involved in the Google Plus community.This “Active Engagers Shared Circle” version has been built with an improved algorithm that will filter occasional users and those that use hate speech or other nuisances to the common user. The main purpose of this series of Shared Circles is to expose new G+ users that are active engagers, but you may find even first generation ones in them.If you do not wish to be included in my future shared circles, please let me know with a comment to this post. I will remove you from any future shared circle I create, but I will keep you in my G+ circles.For TIPS TO GET PEOPLE TO CIRCLE YOU you may want to check:https://plus.google.com/u/0/111635150542674847021/posts/Q6c3ikBhdT3Thank you for your help making Google Plus adventure and exhilarating one… #activeusers   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #commenters   #topcircles  #circlesunday  Disclaimer: I don’t necessarily share or identify with the views of these G+ users, in fact with some of them we have completely antagonistic points of view and dissimilar interests…2014-04-07 15:38:3241991214
Becky Collins2,634Learning and Knowledge Management Circle - Feb22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:31:49991013
Claire Galczyk43,082I'll make this Simple....My only Shared Circle..Do what you want..2014-02-19 02:35:34136202
Brian Mcquillan2,5921. Plus this post2. Leave a comment (introduce yourself, if you’d like)3. Add this circle to your circles4. Add yourself to the circle5. Share this circle publicly to your stream#techlover   #photographers   #bloggers   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #share   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharemycircles   #sharemycircle   #iwillfollow   #followback   #followers#cardphoto   #circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #AwesomeCircle #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery   2014-02-11 07:29:252644211
Ole Olson38,548٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶If you're looking for some of the BEST engagers on Google+, this is it.Top notch commentary, good content support, and some out of this world posts to boot. =========================================I sculpted this circle personally over the last year, and this is it's first full release. The Top Engagers is guaranteed to make your G+ experience better. =========================================    #publicsharedcircles       #publiccircle       #circle         #circles    #thebigcommunity   #kingcircle #topcircleshare   #awesome       #awesomepeople       #shareyourcircle    #circleoftheday         #circleshare       #circlesharing           #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-01-27 09:48:552507711
Carlos Esteban32,281ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish. I will appreciate it. Have a nice day!Carlos 2014#3#circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle2014-01-16 13:53:50491129123180
Fabian Weiland619#sharedcircles #sharedcircle #neuroscience #psychology #science  2013-11-06 14:19:18139000
Tessa Schlesinger12,664These are the people I follow. If you would like to follow these people, feel free. There is no guarantee that they will add you if you do. You will be following them because you would like to hear what they have to say. There is no need to plus it, add a comment, and then share it in order for you to be added to some new circle which will be shared. This is the way we shared circles for the first two years. So feel free to add, or not. And I'm not in it so it isn't promoting myself. It's a gift to you, if you would like it. And, I suppose it's a gift to those who are in the circle that I freely give with no expectation of return.2013-11-03 12:52:17133335
Marie Axelsson9,706Hello and Thank you for the month of October!My month long project, with who interacts with me. Today the circle reached 500 people, but due to some bugs of G+ that I don't understand it doesn't say 500 anymore. However, here you all are. These are 500 people, who over the course of a month would have interacted with me. 500 people out of 9431 followers is a nice sum. :)Something I noticed is that some of the people weren't actually following me, but likely interacted due to someone else sharing their +1 activites on G+, which is a neat effect. Next month I will make another type of circle, not 100% sure yet, and there might actually end up being two for two purposes. They will of course both be shared. :D Good luck and enjoy each other's company! ;) 2013-10-31 16:57:1649855399
Sharing Circle765MORE A CIRCLETo be included in close, just:1 - do +1 t the post;2 - comment the post;3 - include the circle among your circles;4 - share the circle (include yourself).Thanks..-#sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #diamondcircle   #awesome   #awesomesauce   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #diamondclub   #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles #publiccirclesproject #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #sharingmeansthankyou #topcircles #freakingawesome   2013-08-02 21:56:3850091026
Jan Havrda15,046This is Awesome circleVery vivid, visual and witty.Entertain yourself! #AwesomeCircle   #Awesome   #Circle2013-07-29 20:11:314307515
Steven Krohn5,460Here's a circle by someone that knows as much about circle sharing as anyone does.  +Jorgen Poulsen knows exactly what he's doing and this circle is his creation.  If you want in, please add and share before it gets too big because it will be growing quickly. Jorgen PoulsenShared publicly  -  Yesterday 4:36 AM #jpsharedcircles  ######################################G+ Captains and wannabe G+ Captains shared circleVersion 1: 20 July, 2013######################################This circle is purposely small so that new people who understand the concept of plussing, sharing and commenting can get in.If you’re already in this circle but don’t plus, share and comment then you will be removed next time it’s shared.To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:1) Plus the original post2) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)3) Comment on the original post when complete!Note: Add this circle weekly so you can get the new members!You can find all my shared circles by using #jpsharedcircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share   #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share   #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle   #socialmedia2013-07-21 22:39:161619418
Remi Vlăduceanu2,988Add yourself and share this Circe to grow. Happy Friday!2013-07-05 18:08:3215710010
Mithu Hassan24,721Happy Friday to you all !!1) Add circle to grow yourself2) Share Circled publicly to expand yourself3) Thanks to +Jorgen Poulsen to get favor you back. #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircles #publiccircle #fridaycircle2013-07-05 08:27:2215715840
Jorgen Poulsen15,429* G+ Veterans and G+ Newbies Shared Circle – Must Add*Let’s not forget that we all started with a big fat ZERO. Let’s help these newbies get some more followers.EVERYONE in this circle has engaged with me very recently. 1. If you’re already in the circle you know the drill. Plus and share.2. If you want to be in the circle then please leave a comment, plus the post and share it to Public, Your Circles and Extended Circles and I’ll add you in the next one.Feel free to connect with me at www.xeeme.com/jorgenpoulsenHere’s my latest blog: http://thecatalystpartnership.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/why-content-marketing-kicks-ss-infographic/#sharedcircle #circleshare #circlesharing #awesomepeople #sharedcircles #circles2013-07-05 08:07:54155424046
Frank Gainsford1,991 To help you decide if and whom you would like to include in your own stream, I’m adding some comments about these great people Warning: this contains information about each individual in the handpicked circle, so it’s long! ;-)Susanne Ramharter took the time to list everybody and explain their place in her circle.  this circle was orignaly shared by  +Susanne Ramharter and passed along by +Mark Traphagen  I added myself and shared again with you.  I blog about SEO  and  FUFISM at http://4ubrand.blogspot.combelow is Susanne's explanation of her circle to put you in the picture of who is in this shared  circle and why...My Google+ Mentors - people who are knowledgeable about Google+ and not only post great tips, but are always happy to engage and help out:++Denis Labelle  - Denis is a charming gentleman from Canada, who shares news, tips and helpful information about #Google +, #Technology and #Culture .+Euro Maestro - Euro Maestro is one of my ‘oldest’ companions here on Google+ and is passionate about Technology as well as social causes, which makes him especially important to me.+Jaana Nyström - Jaana is another one of the first people I met here, she is a wonderful, warm person who has done incredible work to help promote #Google + and its users and is not afraid to post the occasional cat photo - huzzah!+John Rakestraw -  John hosts hangouts on air to discuss various topics, many to do with the ‘human element’ of social media. He is a wonderful host and is kind enough to invite me to many of his #HOA .+Lee Smallwood - In addition to being a warm, yet also cool guy, Lee is editor of +imassera and the driving force behind +NOD3x, an excellent source of information about Google+ activities+Mark Traphagen - Mark impresses with his in-depth knowledge of marketing, social media and willingness to share it in a kind and friendly manner.+martin shervington - After much banter on posts and comments, Martin lured me into one of his hangouts about 18 months ago and has been a never ending source of information (do check out his videos!) , help, fun, and intriguing conversation ever since.+Ronnie Bincer - speaking of videos, Ronnie is my absolute ‘go-to’ guy when I need information or help with #video , #hangouts or #communities .+Thomas Morffew - Thomas is another great source of information about Technology and Google+ while lightening his stream with amusing lighter pieces to brighten the day.My fellow #Art Lovers and Artists:+Abigail Markov, +Lena Levin, +Marie Hélène Visconti, and +Marilyn Fenn are four intelligent, fantastic women, all artist in their own rights, who won’t spam your stream with their work, but provide regular information, stories, and inspiration about art and artists.2013-06-02 14:35:0551628
Susanne Ramharter50,233This can only happen on Google+:  Wow, and Thank You!I am not a celebrity, not a prolific photographer, nor a social media “guru”. And yet suddenly, I find myself in the circles of more than 50 Thousand people. Wow, and thank each and every one of you for your vote of confidence!Many of you who have added me to your circles in the last few weeks are fairly new to Google+.  To help you find great content, and as a way of saying Thank you to some of my “oldest friends” here on Google+, I’m going to indulge myself and share my “Must Read” circle. This circle contains people whose posts I don’t want to miss and it’s open in one of my tabs on Chrome whenever I’m online. To help you decide if and whom you would like to include in your own stream, I’m adding some comments about these great people Warning: this contains information about each individual in the handpicked circle, so it’s long! ;-)My Google+ Mentors - people who are knowledgeable about Google+ and not only post great tips, but are always happy to engage and help out:++Denis Labelle  - Denis is a charming gentleman from Canada, who shares news, tips and helpful information about #Google +, #Technology and #Culture .+Euro Maestro - Euro Maestro is one of my ‘oldest’ companions here on Google+ and is passionate about Technology as well as social causes, which makes him especially important to me.+Jaana Nyström - Jaana is another one of the first people I met here, she is a wonderful, warm person who has done incredible work to help promote #Google + and its users and is not afraid to post the occasional cat photo - huzzah!+John Rakestraw -  John hosts hangouts on air to discuss various topics, many to do with the ‘human element’ of social media. He is a wonderful host and is kind enough to invite me to many of his #HOA .+Lee Smallwood - In addition to being a warm, yet also cool guy, Lee is editor of +imassera and the driving force behind +NOD3x, an excellent source of information about Google+ activities+Mark Trapha2013-06-02 11:35:5650852956
Ole Olson14,742Leaders of Google+ in #progressive   #politics  Add this circle for a well vetted collection of thought leaders that post a high degree of quality political content. The focalizers here are also excellent engagers. I have been sculpting this circle since G+ began. Other public circles I've shared that you might like:The Top 50 Progressives Circle on G+https://plus.google.com/111051039748078110427/posts/PETHgTMqpcDVisual and/or Fun content https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/DbBUtg3f8q8Top Science Circle https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/WYqn7FXjsAmProgressive Media on G+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/1t3HVRfNhuCForward Thinking Journalists on Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/4h7jniYWcxaMy Top Circler Circle https://plus.google.com/111051039748078110427/posts/cjSWip8ayqH #Liberal   #Green   #SharedPublicCircles   #Occupy   #CircleOfTheDay   #Environment   #PublicCircle   #activism   #CircleSharing   #Unions   #Feminism   #HumanRights   #LGBT   #secular   #science  2013-05-21 17:23:0549516413
Ole Olson12,447This is my main political circle. It contains people that post a high ratio of left leaning political content. If you are not progressively inclined and would like to be removed from this circle, please let me know.  #SharedCircles   #Liberal   #progressive   #politics  2013-04-12 16:31:0349016213
Ole Olson11,096The Top 50 Progressives Circle on G+  This is the best of the best forward thinkers that I've found here on Google+. To be in this very small circle, I've set a few basic guidelines:1. High quality and volume of progressively oriented political posts from a variety of sources and topics2. Long history of activism on G+ and steady activity3. Strong Engagment (+1's, shares, comments) on other people's posts  I'm pretty sure I've missed out on a lot of folks that should be in this circle, but this is the best I can do for the time being, so don't feel slighted if you're not in there. This is a work in progress, but I can guarantee that you will enjoy adding this circle.  #Gplus   #Politics   #progressive   #liberal   #activism   #SharedCircles  2013-03-18 17:30:17589312
Susanne Ramharter31,019Top 99 Engagers Circleby special request, here is the circle of my 'most relevant' engagers on Google+, without pages or people that only engage via a page or hashtag.These are all people that I regularly see on Google+, either in Hangouts, or in threads of either their posts or my own. You will find people interested in:- Art- Photography- Social Issues- Business (Management, Organisations)- Internet, Social MediaI personally vouch for each and every one and recommend them all wholeheartedly!+Shared Circles on G+ +Shared Circles on G+ +CIRCLES on Google+ +Sharing is Caring on G+ 2013-01-30 16:19:099832537
Slavo Herman180I'd like to share with you the circle in which a little surprisingly I discovered my name. It is a circle with people who got one nomination to "Best of Google Plus 2012" created as the Circle No. 3 by +Kurt Smith.(He also created two more circles, No. 1 and 2, containing people with more nominations - you can find them at http://goo.gl/tAePD and http://goo.gl/7IBkV respectively :)2013-01-07 16:40:4448423115
Trever McGhee18,273+Take2seconds to click the add button on this circle!Last week +Kurt Smith asked people to name 5 people they thought should be named the 'Best of Google Plus 2012'.  He received 1,308 nominations for 730 Plussers.We were honored to be among them, so we've created two circles to honor those chosen.This is the second of 2 circles from that list.Their all worthy of a follow .. a circle  to see what they bring to your stream.Check them out for a week...keep the ones that you like at the end of the week and then put the rest aside for another time :-))))People always ask me to add them or another person to the next circle when I share circles from other people to help them connect with others...Well I can't add you to their circle but what I can do is create another circle for you.So if you would like to be in the next one or would like to recommend someone,1st. please leave a comment of why you or they should be in the next circle, why people should circle you back.2nd. please share this circle to the public stream to help these people connect with others.I'll create a circle once a week with your suggestion.P.S. if your in the above circle and would like to be in the next one, just let me know. #bestofgoogleplus   #bestofgoogleplus2012   #circle   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedmycircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publicshare   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomecircle   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle  +Circles 2013-01-02 20:58:1649052430
Kurt Smith21,124Here's The 'Best of Google Plus 2012' Circle Share (Circle 3 of 3)Last week I asked other plussers to name 5 Plussers they think should be named the 'Best of Google Plus 2012'. They nominated others based on what they think makes a really good Google Plusser - original & quality content; makes you think, laugh, & enjoy Google Plus more; engages with others; shares and helps others; etc. We got 1,308 nominations for 730 Plussers.This is the third of 3 Circle Shares of those named the 'Best of Google Plus' - this circle contains those who got 2-3 votes. These are plussers other plussers think are among the Best on Google Plus and I believe we should all circle and consider following them because other quality plussers we can trust recommend following them.Like the other circles I've curated ('Thought Provokers' & 'Plussers Who Give A Boost') you can only get in these circles on the recommendation of another plusser (no "add me" going on here). So this is a quality group that should be recognized for making Google Plus better for all of us.Let's encourage quality on G+ and the best way we can do that is to Add & Share these circles. It took some work to put this together, so the best 'thank you' you can give me (and the nominees) is to add, share and encourage your followers to do the same.Circle 1 (those who got 4+ nominations): http://goo.gl/tAePDCircle 2 (those who 2-3 nominations): http://goo.gl/7IBkVWondering who nominated you? Here's the original post to find out: http://goo.gl/0gHFk#bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus2012 #circle #circles #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #publicshare #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #addmetoyourcircles #awesomecircle #awesomeness #awesomepeople 2012-12-31 15:55:53486535266
Ivan Raszl6,155Here is my #atheist #circle . Feel free to follow these fine folks (or unfollow depending on your views ;). Unfortunately only 500 people can be shared at one time. Reshare this post and add a comment if you want to be included! #circleshare   #circles   #circlesharing   #atheism   #religon   #secular   #humanism   #gsm   #brights   #nogod   #god   #freethinker   #freethought   #freethinking  2012-10-19 18:59:50501805
Zachary Roovenback1,335Sharing my Atheist and Fellow Freethinkers circle again.  Almost 1,800 strong.  You can only add 500 a day, so let me know if you need it shared again.Stay thinking, my friends.2012-08-10 04:29:445016310
Tim Brooks3,886Now releasing the long awaited, newly updated, circle of Anti-theists and people who actively oppose religion.This is the most active atheist circle on Google+ as far as we know, there are others but not like this :) If you are an anti-theist or someone who actively opposes religion please feel free to comment on this post to be added.Add this circle. Enjoy this circle. Share this circle.  #atheism   #antitheism   #nogod   #antitheist   #atheist #SharedCircle #circleshare  2012-08-02 21:00:1723814418
Jeff Jockisch18,43275 Non-IdiotsI haven't done a circle share recently to let you know who I'm interacting with a lot.  This is half of my top 150 most relevant.  I couldn't stop at 50 or 100 -- too many good people here :)  Look for the other half of the 150 most relevant share as 75 Non-Ghosts2012-07-25 01:43:317521327
Alex Grossman24,072For my second Circle today for Follow Friday, here is my Respectful Politics Circle. This Circle is by request only and not for the faint of heart. It's filled with people who are passionate about politics and issues that impact society and come from across the political spectrum - the point is to have fun, learn and share. If you're interested in joining the discussions, please let me know and I can add you to this Circle. No commitment to share your own posts, but it is preferred that you at least comment semi-regularly so as to encourage discussion. Just keep in mind that if you do participate that you do so in a respectful and civil manner. Let your passion fill you, but always temper it with manners, respect and politeness. Bullies will not be tolerated. The point is not to "win" but to learn. #followfriday   #followfridaycircle   #politics  2012-07-20 15:10:0498901
Daniel Simons14,510New circle - Academic PsychologistsOver the past few weeks I've been compiling a circle of academic psychologists on Google+. It includes faculty, postdocs, and graduate students in psychology, all of whom are working in a university setting and most of whom do research in psychology. Many of them post about research in psychology on a regular basis (most post on other topics as well). Please feel free to share this circle/post widely. If you have suggestions for others to include, please add them in the comments on this post. (I will +1 each comment once I've added them), and I will re-share it on occasion as I add more people to it. I hope you find the circle useful.2012-07-16 16:25:3811215810
Lamar Jamieson0Quite an interesting circle. You will find here a great variety of people. From artists, writers and photographers to business people. Please add & share!2012-07-04 12:30:44190717
Craig Froehle4,629467 Plussers Well Worth FollowingSome curated recommendations to make your Tuesday a bit more interesting. I kept this circle largely free of celebrities, pages, and organizations, so these should (nearly) all be actual people. Enjoy!By the way, topic-wise, it's a bit of a potpourri, but with emphasis on technology, science, progressive politics, skepticism, and other fascinating things.Note that I don't always agree with everyone in this circle, so don't take this as an endorsement of their ideas...merely that they tend to be thoughtful when presenting them.2012-07-03 14:29:094671718
Daniel Simons14,199Psychologists and Neuroscientists on G+A shared circleIt has been a while since I last shared my Psychologist/Neuroscientist circle, and a number of people have been added since my last share.For those of you who have been around since the early days of G+, this was a circle I created of people who self-classified as psychology or neuroscience researchers. It is not a curated list, but there are many active G+ people in this circle. Free free to re-share. 2012-06-26 20:38:14203258
Bea Wellman0This is a great circle of people that I enjoy following.  Some of these posters are not for the faint of heart...er I guess that should be "faith" of heart.   My fellow Freethinkers / Atheists / Secular Community / and the obligatory badasses.  I have another circle with more of the same - but this is the circle that tends to share the most.For all of you that are in this circle - thanks for sharing and making me realize what a great community of thought I belong to.2012-06-26 04:14:29496114
Robert „Big Daddy“ Mosko1,841I don't normally share circles.  However I was planning to share this circle tomorrow for #circlesharefriday  .  I will not be available tomorrow, but this is a good thing for me.This circle is highly diverse in views and humor.  It is full of wonderful people who share and engage.  I hope this circle will enhance your G+ experience as much as it does mine.2012-06-21 20:21:462431205
Haroon Abbasi155Nice collection googlist+Shared Circles on G+  #sharedcircles  2012-06-21 18:39:04361916
Susanne Ramharter12,084Circle recommendation for new Google+ UsersIf you are wondering about what's the big deal about Google+ because your stream is empty then look no further. This is my crazy, mixed-up, circle of great people. You will find professors, authors, artists, class clowns, serious people, spiritual people, social media types, business people and some are here because they are just so nice.For TIPS TO GET PEOPLE TO CIRCLE YOU you may want to check:https://plus.google.com/u/0/111635150542674847021/posts/Q6c3ikBhdT3+Shared Circles Shared a Circle with You , +Best Shared Circle,  #circleshare   #circles  2012-06-21 18:24:2918934830
Henry A. Otero (Hanko9)9,525Google+ Engagers Circle #1... created by YOU!!! Everyone included in this circle was recommended by someone in the circle. These are YOUR favs!!!Here are the other 500 people from Circle #2 (there are NO duplicates).https://plus.google.com/117412175333096244275/posts/jPhkmiP8Fdf#circlemonday #circleshare #publiccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles +Nothing but Circles 2012-06-18 15:16:08500371552
Angela Estrada5,066I reached over 5000 followers last night ....So its time for a circle share. ;)My Top 500I follow only 578 people...so if you were left out..I don't know who you are and you may be removed soon.  I did leave out a couple of my favorites..because I feel they would of not of wanted to be shared. ;)ENJOY2012-06-14 13:11:2750118717
Tim Brooks3,572*Updated*Here is the new and updated, long awaited update of the Google+ infamous circle of Anti-theists and people who actively oppose religion.This is the most active atheist circle on Google+ and can easily provide you with all the atheism related discussion you will need.Circle. Enjoy. Share.If you would like to be added to this circle just leave a message in the comments. (on original post)#antitheism #atheist #nogod #atheism #antitheist #circleshare #thevoice #religion #religiousdiscussion #fathersday2012-06-13 23:09:3322043718
Tim Brooks3,552Here is the new and updated, long awaited update of the Google+ infamous circle of Anti-theists and people who actively oppose religion.This is the most active atheist circle on Google+ and can easily provide you with all the atheism related discussion you will need.Circle. Enjoy. Share.If you would like to be added to this circle just leave a message in the comments. (on original post)#antitheism #atheist #nogod #atheism #antitheist #circleshare #thevoice #religion #religiousdiscussion #fathersday2012-06-12 19:25:12201921019
James Bowie0Based on the feedback I am getting from the people in it I must share again. People are reporting over 300 people in 5 days!! That is how we keep #googleplusisawesome I consider most of these people real friends now it is fantastic! Add them to your circle you will see what I mean!Yes, every one matters equally on G+, but these are the folks that #influence and are #engagers who in one way or another have helped me or have directly made my G+ experience more than awesome. They also have intelligent things to say and produce quality content. Most of them have less than 2000k followers with some exceptions you might recognize. Again, ALL deserve respect.That is how we keep #googleplusisawesome I consider most of these people real friends now it is fantastic! Add them to your circle you will see what I mean!If you would like to be added please share the circle and plus 1 it also make a request in the comments so I can see. THX!We have #youtubers #filmmakers #science #technology and just great #peopletofollow #circleshare #circles #circlesharing #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #circleplusIf you would like to be added please share the circle and plus 1 it also make a request in the comments so I can see. THX!We have #youtubers #filmmakers #science #technology and just great #peopletofollow #circleshare #circles #circlesharing #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #circleplus2012-05-04 02:11:20450237
Susanne Ramharter8,399Friday is for sharing circles - here are my hand picked Top Engagers this is my 'go to' circle - it is hand picked and, if I had to limit my contacts to just one circle of 500, though I would certainly miss many people - this group would have absolute priority in my personal circle of 500.This group is international, smart, funny, and most of all, extremely nice and friendly, always ready to help someone new, speak words of encouragement, provide food for thought or just intelligent jokes. (very few cat pictures - but, occasionally....)Check them out, I can honestly recommend every single one!feel free to share, or recommend people that are your favorites2012-04-27 15:19:1512724316

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2014-10-15 14:50:43 (180 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

On the republicans' conveniently short memory of their own history

thanks to +paul beard, who quoted/summarized:

The Davis ad is an important one because it strikes at the heart of what movement conservatism has made of the Republican party, which once was the party of the Pure Food and Drug Act, trust-busting, the Interstate Highway System, the Clean Water Act, and the EPA. Over the past three decades, however, beginning with that epochal moment when Ronald Reagan said, in his first inaugural, that government was the problem -- not if you were a defense contractor, one thinks, or a mullah who wanted missiles -- the Republican party has profited uniquely from a massive internal contradiction that would have given a less well-funded institution the blind staggers. And the party has doubled down on that contradiction year after year, decade after decade. Simply put, the... more »

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2014-10-18 01:48:59 (19 comments, 9 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

I actually remember this. 

Most plusones: 34

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2014-10-08 21:21:00 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

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2014-10-23 03:08:53 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Capitalism

See how it breeds innovation?

thanks, +Craig Froehle 

Yet another case where it's easier/cheaper for a company to buy off a politician or two than it is to actually innovate and compete on a fair playing field. Crony capitalism + corruptible politicians = one helluva mess. #tesla  ___Capitalism

See how it breeds innovation?

thanks, +Craig Froehle 

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2014-10-22 01:38:18 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

A bit of sanity from the justice system

thanks, +Katherine Schock 

This judge gets my award for Best Person Of The Day!___A bit of sanity from the justice system

thanks, +Katherine Schock 

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2014-10-21 13:38:04 (34 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

See, open carry makes everyone safer

Just try to imagine how much damage those people could have done with their pingpong balls. Makes me shudder to think. And thank the gods (all 2000+ of them) that those responsible people were packing heat.

thanks, +AATTP 

Beer pong is serious business. Police are searching for a group of ‘responsible gun owners’ who took it upon themselves to ‘stand their ground’ against a loss at the popular drinking game.

#BeerPong   #Texas   #Guns  ___See, open carry makes everyone safer

Just try to imagine how much damage those people could have done with their pingpong balls. Makes me shudder to think. And thank the gods (all 2000+ of them) that those responsible people were packing heat.

thanks, +AATTP 

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2014-10-21 04:12:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

How bullshit propagates

Actually, this comic depicts the innocent (and thus rarer) way bullshit propagates. Replace the first frame of the comic with two people at, say, Faux News fabricating a "fact" for their political convenience (leaving the rest of the comic untouched) and you'll have an even more accurate picture.

thanks, +Zachary Horne 

How bullshit propagates

Actually, this comic depicts the innocent (and thus rarer) way bullshit propagates. Replace the first frame of the comic with two people at, say, Faux News fabricating a "fact" for their political convenience (leaving the rest of the comic untouched) and you'll have an even more accurate picture.

thanks, +Zachary Horne ___

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2014-10-19 19:28:38 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Some outstanding news (for a change)

tanks, +Being Liberal 

___Some outstanding news (for a change)

tanks, +Being Liberal 

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2014-10-19 05:41:31 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Cops are low-IQ racist thugs working for the 1% to keep the rest of us in check.

This little incident is only one tiny example, but it is just so painfully representative of what the cops have turned into.

Cops are hired for stupidity and trained for brutality. They are poorly paid and uneducated, so they are bitter, angry, ignorant and mean.

I really wish I could like the cops, respect them, trust them to protect us, the people. Isn't that supposed to be their job? (Actually, according to the Court, it is not their job: Legally, their job has nothing to do with "protect and serve". In fact, given the motives of their bosses, "protect and serve" is probably antithetical to their job.)

The American police have devolved into a gestapo. 

thanks, +Alan Atkins 

Cops hate dogs!!! ___Cops are low-IQ racist thugs working for the 1% to keep the rest of us in check.

This little incident is only one tiny example, but it is just so painfully representative of what the cops have turned into.

Cops are hired for stupidity and trained for brutality. They are poorly paid and uneducated, so they are bitter, angry, ignorant and mean.

I really wish I could like the cops, respect them, trust them to protect us, the people. Isn't that supposed to be their job? (Actually, according to the Court, it is not their job: Legally, their job has nothing to do with "protect and serve". In fact, given the motives of their bosses, "protect and serve" is probably antithetical to their job.)

The American police have devolved into a gestapo. 

thanks, +Alan Atkins 

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2014-10-19 05:05:51 (5 comments, 7 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Wanna know why Ebola's a problem?

thanks, +Valkyrie and +Fred Ora 

REPUGS and their cuts are again costing LIVES. 

#gopFAIL #FF #p2 #p2b #tcot #tlot #TeaParty #Democrats #Republicans #OWS #Veterans #RWNJ #ACA ___Wanna know why Ebola's a problem?

thanks, +Valkyrie and +Fred Ora 

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2014-10-18 23:11:10 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

A gentle reminder.

thanks, +James Kirk and +Godless 

~JD___A gentle reminder.

thanks, +James Kirk and +Godless 

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2014-10-18 22:43:05 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

A conservative on modern conservatism

Although this was written by an (old-style) conservative, it contains echoes of Bill Maher.

Whether you're conservative or liberal, it's worth a read.

thanks, +Rodrigo Mesa 

A conservative on modern conservatism

Although this was written by an (old-style) conservative, it contains echoes of Bill Maher.

Whether you're conservative or liberal, it's worth a read.

thanks, +Rodrigo Mesa ___

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2014-10-18 21:32:08 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

This would be great news for democrats if only republican voters could understand it.

thanks, +PoliticusUSA 

Heading into the home stretch of the midterm elections, attention appears to be focused on the Ebola virus, although not so much on the 10-year Republican cuts to the CDC and NIH that could have stopped the virus in Africa. Interestingly there has not been much noise from Democrats about why they allowed the NRA, and Rand Paul, to obstruct the President’s appointment of Dr. Vivek Murthy as U.S. Surgeon General to both inform and calm Americans’ fears about the potential of a massive epidemic. What is absolutely stunning, though, is the relative silence on two new economic reports that put a stake in the economic agenda Republicans are frothing at the mouth to enact should they win control of Congress.___This would be great news for democrats if only republican voters could understand it.

thanks, +PoliticusUSA 

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2014-10-18 20:38:47 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Another way in which the rich victimize the poor just because they can

thanks, +paul beard 

phrase of the day: predatory equity:
In New York City, for example, private equity firms have invested in neighborhoods — often low-income communities that investors were unfamiliar with — where the economics of their investment didn’t work out and tenants suffered. In some cases, residents watched their buildings fall into disrepair as their new Wall Street landlords sought to wring maximum profit. In others, tenants faced intense pressure to leave their homes as new landlords tried to gentrify neighborhoods and raise rents. Tenants’ rights groups have dubbed this style of landlordship “predatory equity.”

These practices have spread far beyond urban neighborhoods to the suburbs, where an abundance of cheap homes are teetering on the brink of foreclosure. In the wake of the housing crisis, Bloomberg reported, Blackstone Group raised $20 billion to purchase “as many as 200,000 homes.” As of 2013, the fund was renting residences in 14 cities. Ferguson was “largely avoided” by Blackstone, Goldstein writes, but other investment groups filled the gap.

So increasingly, in Ferguson and across America, homes that went through foreclosure during the crisis are now owned by large financial entities, many of which are staffed by individuals who had a hand in creating the crisis in the first place. And increasingly, Americans are renting from them.

This is part of a larger story, the real history of the United States. Institutionalized plunder, legal or sanctioned discrimination and segregation, rooted in nothing other than the power to do it. ___Another way in which the rich victimize the poor just because they can

thanks, +paul beard 

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2014-10-18 20:29:11 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Why George W. Bush lied about the fact that there really were WMDs in Iraq

The Bush administration didn't announce the existence of these decrepit munitions to the world because the US sold them to Iraq during the last Bush administration, and because pretending they weren't there meant the VA could blow off the affected soldiers.

... and by God, we're going to deploy the same catastrophically failed tactics that led us here to begin with. Why? Because eternal war means eternal weapons sales...and a nifty side benefit happens to be the irrational paranoia consistently dosed to the American public by way of the "news" media, which lets things like "George W. Bush was right and the Iraq war was good!" slide by unremarked.

The single greatest strength of the American right is their utter and complete lack of shame. They... more »

Why George W. Bush lied about the fact that there really were WMDs in Iraq

The Bush administration didn't announce the existence of these decrepit munitions to the world because the US sold them to Iraq during the last Bush administration, and because pretending they weren't there meant the VA could blow off the affected soldiers.

... and by God, we're going to deploy the same catastrophically failed tactics that led us here to begin with. Why? Because eternal war means eternal weapons sales...and a nifty side benefit happens to be the irrational paranoia consistently dosed to the American public by way of the "news" media, which lets things like "George W. Bush was right and the Iraq war was good!" slide by unremarked.

The single greatest strength of the American right is their utter and complete lack of shame. They will say anything - literally anything - if it moves the political ball even a few inches down the field.

P.S. The region of Iraq where the majority of these pre-1991 US-made chemical munitions can still be found is currently under the control of ISIS.___

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2014-10-18 01:51:53 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

American oil producers: Model citizens

thanks, +Pamela Zuppo 

A 20" Sunoco pipeline spilled 4,000 barrels of crude oil into Tete Bayou, a Louisiana tributary to Caddo Lake this week - http://bit.ly/SunocoCaddoLakeOilSpill

This, just a few months after the same Sunoco pipeline spilled 7,000-10,000 gallons of crude into the Oak Glen Nature Preserve along the Great Miami River in Ohio - http://bit.ly/SunocoOhioParkSpill

Home to the largest cyprus forest in the world and supposedly protected by the multilateral Ramsar Convention, Caddo Lake, like many lakes, aquifers, and wetlands today, is clearly threatened by decaying, inappropriate, and shockingly under-regulated infrastructure like toxic fuel pipelines.___American oil producers: Model citizens

thanks, +Pamela Zuppo 

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2014-10-18 01:48:59 (19 comments, 9 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

thanks, +Katie Hyde 

I actually remember this. ___thanks, +Katie Hyde 

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2014-10-18 01:11:49 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Before you vote republican...

If you do plan to vote republican, then please school me: Which of these things are not republican? Or, if it's easier, which are not idiotic?

In other words, Why would you vote for any of this?

thanks, +Ole Olson 

A reminder about how many things the rabid right hates

and this is just the tip of the iceberg___Before you vote republican...

If you do plan to vote republican, then please school me: Which of these things are not republican? Or, if it's easier, which are not idiotic?

In other words, Why would you vote for any of this?

thanks, +Ole Olson 

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2014-10-17 13:23:15 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Destruction of public funding for education means control of education for the wealthy

Whenever public funding for something -- education, media, you name it -- is cut, that means private money has to make up the difference.

And private money always comes with strings attached: "He controls the purse..."

Cutting public funding, and thus making something privately funded, doesn't mean "taking control form the government and giving it to the people." Quite the opposite: It means taking control from the many and giving it to the moneyed few.

When the something in question is education (or the media, or science) the results tend to be disastrous.

Everything the Kochs and their ilk convince us to stop funding publicly is another thing we allow them to control instead. It is a kind of quiet... more »

Climate Denial College: Only in the United States Would Colleges Sell Their Souls and Integrity to the Perverted Koch Brothers.

But students and alumni are fighting back.

Covering a deal struck between Koch and Arizona State University, LA Times reporter Michael Hiltzik asked, “When universities sell their souls, why do they have to sell so cheaply?” 

Koch’s sudden invasion of higher education has been widely protested and continues to escalate.

Brooklyn City University of New York (CUNY) flat-out rejected Koch’s offer for a multi-million dollar grant this year, to the ire of a professor negotiating with the Koch foundation.

At Florida State University (FSU), students and professors have exposed Koch influence since 2011, protesting how Charles Koch’s staff hold undue control over professor hires. The conversation at FSU remains heated, with students declaring that FSU’s revised contract with Koch is no better than its old contract, still conceding informal hiring control and other functions to Koch.

As FSU searches for a new president, one nominee in particular has drawn criticism from students and faculty for his lack of academic background, connections to Koch-funded groups and politicians, and his role as a Florida Senator in passing new legislation exempting university donor communications from public record requests.

At Suffolk University, an alumna has petitioned the university to address concerns over Koch money on campus. Suffolk University’s administration has been under fire for continuing allow Koch to run political campaigns out of the Beacon Hill Institute (BHI) in Suffolk’s name, on Suffolk’s campus.

George Mason University students have recently called upon their administration to make transparent their financial arrangements with Koch and other corporate interests (p. 12). GMU president Ángel Cabrera put up a response that didn’t address transparency concerns outlined by a student group calling itself “Transparent GMU.” On a recent Reddit AMA with President Cabrera, students cited a Politico Magazine article that implicated GMU as a major part of Koch’s political apparatus and pushed for answers. President Cabrera agreed to meet with students, though there is no indication that has yet happened.

The United Negro College Fund has become central in the Koch university debate after UNCF took $25 million from Charles Koch. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) withdrew its partnership with UNCF after learning UNCF president Michael Lomax personally attended Koch’s political strategy & fundraising meeting in June, 2014. Michael Lomax mocked his critics at the Koch donor summit, according to audio leaked to the press.

Students, faculty, alumni and activists alike have also spoken out at Catholic University, George Washington University, and University of Arizona.

Check out the interactive college map to find out if your alma-mater has sold its integrity to the Koch fuckers or check to see if any of the academic institutions listed are on your child's college lists:
http://greenpeaceblogs.org/2014/09/19/climate-denial-college-students-push-back-koch-attack-academic-freedom/

http://investigativereportingworkshop.org/investigations/the_koch_club/story/Koch_millions_spread_influence_through_nonprofits/___Destruction of public funding for education means control of education for the wealthy

Whenever public funding for something -- education, media, you name it -- is cut, that means private money has to make up the difference.

And private money always comes with strings attached: "He controls the purse..."

Cutting public funding, and thus making something privately funded, doesn't mean "taking control form the government and giving it to the people." Quite the opposite: It means taking control from the many and giving it to the moneyed few.

When the something in question is education (or the media, or science) the results tend to be disastrous.

Everything the Kochs and their ilk convince us to stop funding publicly is another thing we allow them to control instead. It is a kind of quiet totalitarianism.

thanks, +Pamela Zuppo 

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2014-10-17 05:27:23 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Just a slight attitude change for conservatives...

Not to worry. Very slight.

thanks, +Being Liberal 

A great idea for conservatives.___Just a slight attitude change for conservatives...

Not to worry. Very slight.

thanks, +Being Liberal 

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2014-10-17 05:22:20 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Republicans taking credit for ebola

Wait. What? Taking credit for ebola? What does that even mean?

It means republicans are blaming their opponents for a problem they (the republicans) caused.

Republican cuts to medical research caused the ebola problem.  (By allowing the virus to spread unabated.)

But republicans, unsurprisingly, blame democrats (especially Obama) for the epidemic.

In this way, republicans take credit for another of their failures.

The linked article is a bit shrill in tone, but who can blame them: The facts it cites are worth understanding.

If any republican has facts at her/his disposal to challenge these assertions, I more than welcome your input. I do not like to be wrong. Absent such rebuttal, I shall simply continue to assume that your leaders are lying douche bags who are (correctly) playing you for... more »

The other day, we posted an article on a stunning revelation from the publicly funded National Institutes of Health: that if it hadn’t been for Bush’s tax cuts, there very likely would have been no ebola epidemic. Yes, the same ebola epidemic that Fox and conservatives have been swearing will be coming to the United States on the backs of ISIS Mexicans…it almost certainly wouldn’t exist if not for G.W. Bush cutting the budgets of the people responsible for preventing outbreaks just like this.___Republicans taking credit for ebola

Wait. What? Taking credit for ebola? What does that even mean?

It means republicans are blaming their opponents for a problem they (the republicans) caused.

Republican cuts to medical research caused the ebola problem.  (By allowing the virus to spread unabated.)

But republicans, unsurprisingly, blame democrats (especially Obama) for the epidemic.

In this way, republicans take credit for another of their failures.

The linked article is a bit shrill in tone, but who can blame them: The facts it cites are worth understanding.

If any republican has facts at her/his disposal to challenge these assertions, I more than welcome your input. I do not like to be wrong. Absent such rebuttal, I shall simply continue to assume that your leaders are lying douche bags who are (correctly) playing you for fools.

thanks, +AATTP 

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2014-10-15 14:50:43 (180 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

On the republicans' conveniently short memory of their own history

thanks to +paul beard, who quoted/summarized:

The Davis ad is an important one because it strikes at the heart of what movement conservatism has made of the Republican party, which once was the party of the Pure Food and Drug Act, trust-busting, the Interstate Highway System, the Clean Water Act, and the EPA. Over the past three decades, however, beginning with that epochal moment when Ronald Reagan said, in his first inaugural, that government was the problem -- not if you were a defense contractor, one thinks, or a mullah who wanted missiles -- the Republican party has profited uniquely from a massive internal contradiction that would have given a less well-funded institution the blind staggers. And the party has doubled down on that contradiction year after year, decade after decade. Simply put, the... more »

On the republicans' conveniently short memory of their own history

thanks to +paul beard, who quoted/summarized:

The Davis ad is an important one because it strikes at the heart of what movement conservatism has made of the Republican party, which once was the party of the Pure Food and Drug Act, trust-busting, the Interstate Highway System, the Clean Water Act, and the EPA. Over the past three decades, however, beginning with that epochal moment when Ronald Reagan said, in his first inaugural, that government was the problem -- not if you were a defense contractor, one thinks, or a mullah who wanted missiles -- the Republican party has profited uniquely from a massive internal contradiction that would have given a less well-funded institution the blind staggers. And the party has doubled down on that contradiction year after year, decade after decade. Simply put, the Republican party deliberately has transformed itself from the Party of Lincoln to the Party of I've Got Mine, Jack.___

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2014-10-14 04:23:46 (16 comments, 3 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

The sole purpose of voter ID laws is to discourage voting:

The opinion of a conservative judge who was instrumental in passing the first such laws.

thanks, +Craig Froehle 

❝ If you read just one top-to-bottom dismantling of every supposed premise in support of disenfranchising Photo ID voting restrictions laws in your lifetime, let it be this one. ❞

Posner, who once supported such laws, looks at the evidence and says he (and the Supreme Court) were clearly wrong.___The sole purpose of voter ID laws is to discourage voting:

The opinion of a conservative judge who was instrumental in passing the first such laws.

thanks, +Craig Froehle 

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2014-10-12 21:55:21 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

How republicans turn you against yourself

This is how they get elected. If  you vote for them, then listen-up.

Maybe you'll like this and continue to vote for them. More likely, you won't.

thanks, +Pamela Zuppo 

The Republican Party makes much of the idea that people can be “dependent on government.” Whether their target is blacks (where we’re often told that, entitlement” handouts to blacks keep them “dependent” on the government), Latinos (where we’re often told immigrants are only coming to the United States for “free stuff”), or women (where we’re told they want free contraception to subsidize their slutty behavior), we are told that these people are motivated solely by the lure of “entitlements” and hand-outs.___How republicans turn you against yourself

This is how they get elected. If  you vote for them, then listen-up.

Maybe you'll like this and continue to vote for them. More likely, you won't.

thanks, +Pamela Zuppo 

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2014-10-12 21:45:22 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

The definition of science

thanks, +Godless 

~JD___The definition of science

thanks, +Godless 

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2014-10-12 06:23:08 (29 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Think before you vote

thanks, +Jack Malchow 

___Think before you vote

thanks, +Jack Malchow 

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2014-10-12 06:11:32 (19 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Trickle-down economics summarized

Any questions?

thanks, +AATTP 

One. Sentence.

#TrickleDown   #EconomicExploitation   #CorporateGreed  ___Trickle-down economics summarized

Any questions?

thanks, +AATTP 

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2014-10-12 03:56:21 (29 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

You pay for fast food whether you eat it or not

thanks, +Liberal Effects and +Armando Lioss 

___You pay for fast food whether you eat it or not

thanks, +Liberal Effects and +Armando Lioss 

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2014-10-11 01:14:26 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Republicans: You can see why this is true, right?

thanks, +Being Liberal and +Common Culture, not to mention Lewis Black

"Comedian Lewis Black blasted voting restrictions in Wisconsin in an ad posted by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Thursday.

“Elected officials shouldn’t get to choose who gets to choose elected officials,” Black rants. “Look, people marched and fought and died for the right to vote. And they want to legislate away that sacrifice to stay in power? Not on my watch, baby.”

The ad centers on a photo shoot involving Black — the group’s new “voting rights ambassador” — and Voting Rights Project Director Dale Ho."

Read the full story (and watch the hilarious video!) here:
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/10/lewis-black-rips-wisconsin-voter-id-law-in-aclu-ad-not-on-my-watch-baby/___Republicans: You can see why this is true, right?

thanks, +Being Liberal and +Common Culture, not to mention Lewis Black

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2014-10-11 01:09:38 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Oh, shit!

Conservative responses, please.

thanks, +Karen Peck 

___Oh, shit!

Conservative responses, please.

thanks, +Karen Peck 

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2014-10-10 23:14:52 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Capitalism at work

Republican voters are the primary victims of this, but they don't know it.

Republican "leaders" work to make damned sure that their voters don't know this. (And, by actively opposing education, ensure that they couldn't possibly understand it, even if someone told them.)

Which is all great for the republican "leaders", because no one is smart enough to justify it. Yes, that was a challenge.

The conservative agenda is worse than a lie. It is a lie designed to make you, the poor, ignorant conservative dupe, an enemy of yourself.

thanks, +Katie Hyde 

Read more here:

http://m.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/25/1332340/-Americans-want-CEO-pay-to-be-lower-but-they-don-t-get-just-how-high-it-is?detail=facebook___Capitalism at work

Republican voters are the primary victims of this, but they don't know it.

Republican "leaders" work to make damned sure that their voters don't know this. (And, by actively opposing education, ensure that they couldn't possibly understand it, even if someone told them.)

Which is all great for the republican "leaders", because no one is smart enough to justify it. Yes, that was a challenge.

The conservative agenda is worse than a lie. It is a lie designed to make you, the poor, ignorant conservative dupe, an enemy of yourself.

thanks, +Katie Hyde 

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2014-10-10 18:51:42 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Big Pharma working hard and playing dirty to save profits over lives.

Big Pharma working hard and playing dirty to save profits over lives.___

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2014-10-09 16:02:33 (73 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

More woes for University of Illinois Chancellor

On the heels of the Salaita scandal, (in case you need to be reminded:
http://www.suntimes.com/29823635-761/u-of-i-board-denies-faculty-appointment-for-controversial-teacher.html#.VDawodTF9U4) University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise now finds herself in hot water for massive self-plagiarism.

More evidence that the personality traits that lead one to rise in leadership are not the same ones that make one a good scientist.

More woes for University of Illinois Chancellor

On the heels of the Salaita scandal, (in case you need to be reminded:
http://www.suntimes.com/29823635-761/u-of-i-board-denies-faculty-appointment-for-controversial-teacher.html#.VDawodTF9U4) University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise now finds herself in hot water for massive self-plagiarism.

More evidence that the personality traits that lead one to rise in leadership are not the same ones that make one a good scientist.___

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2014-10-08 23:16:00 (37 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Strangely enough, it turns out a steady diet of propaganda distorts one's understanding of reality.

Or: Where republicans come from.

thanks, +Natasha 

Study Confirms That Fox News Makes You Stupid

In a summary carried by Alternet, the following falsehoods were most relayed by Fox News viewers:

91 percent believed the stimulus legislation lost jobs;
72 percent believed the health reform law will increase the deficit;
72 percent believed the economy is getting worse;
60 percent believed climate change is not occurring;
49 percent believed income taxes have gone up;
63 percent believed the stimulus legislation did not include any tax cuts;
56 percent believed Obama initiated the GM/Chrysler bailout;
38 percent believed that most Republicans opposed TARP;
63 percent believed Obama was not born in the U.S.

http://bit.ly/fauxnewsmakesyoustupid
http://bit.ly/foxnewsmakesyoustupid
http://bit.ly/watchingfoxdumbsyoudown___Strangely enough, it turns out a steady diet of propaganda distorts one's understanding of reality.

Or: Where republicans come from.

thanks, +Natasha 

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2014-10-08 21:21:00 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

We're number one!

thanks, +Kevin Fitzgerald and +Alan Atkins 

___We're number one!

thanks, +Kevin Fitzgerald and +Alan Atkins 

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2014-10-08 21:05:31 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Positively Orwellian: Feds allowed to steal your identity

thanks, +Jeff Jockisch

 
Feds say they own your identity if you are arrested for a crime...

DOJ essentially argues: "... if you’re arrested for a drug crime, including a crime unserious enough to merit a sentence of probation, the government retains the power to (a) steal your identity, (b) use that identity for drug policing, thus making your name and face known to potentially dangerous criminals, (c) interact with those criminals while posing as you, which could subject you to reprisals from those criminals, (d) expose photos of your family, including children, to those criminals, and (e) do all of this without your consent, and with no regard for your safety or public reputation." says +Radley Balko of the +Washington Post 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/10/07/once-youve-dehumanized-drug-offenders-its-easy-to-steal-their-identities/

Hat tip to +Kevin Mullett 

Image via http://ennaah.deviantart.com/art/No-identity-124551221___Positively Orwellian: Feds allowed to steal your identity

thanks, +Jeff Jockisch

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2014-10-07 06:34:14 (13 comments, 4 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Republicans committing serious voter fraud

Not the democrats they accuse of fraud: The republicans doing the accusing.

Hypocrisy, much?

Bald-faced lying, much?

These people will stop at nothing to kill Democracy. Democracy works against their interests.

Vote in November. Even if it's difficult. The alternative is having these guys in charge.

thanks, +Brenda Schouten-Beckett 

#teaparty #republicans #gop #obama #teabaggers #conservatives 
#kochbrothers  ___Republicans committing serious voter fraud

Not the democrats they accuse of fraud: The republicans doing the accusing.

Hypocrisy, much?

Bald-faced lying, much?

These people will stop at nothing to kill Democracy. Democracy works against their interests.

Vote in November. Even if it's difficult. The alternative is having these guys in charge.

thanks, +Brenda Schouten-Beckett 

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2014-10-07 06:26:41 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Take heart: There's always someone stupider.

Unless you're Michelle Bachmann, Ted Cruz, George Bush, Sarah Palin,...

OK. There's usually someone stupider.

thanks, +AATTP 

That's a whole lotta derp!___Take heart: There's always someone stupider.

Unless you're Michelle Bachmann, Ted Cruz, George Bush, Sarah Palin,...

OK. There's usually someone stupider.

thanks, +AATTP 

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2014-10-07 01:40:50 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

You know this. But it never hurts to be reminded.

Send it to your conservative Uncle Clive.

thanks, +Canis Poetam and +AATTP 

Once again, the almighty “job creators” have amassed obscene amounts of money while America’s poor continue to suffer under the burden of devastating Republican cuts to social programs.  For the second year in a row, America’s 14 richest individuals made more from investments than the entire $80 billion food stamp budget.___You know this. But it never hurts to be reminded.

Send it to your conservative Uncle Clive.

thanks, +Canis Poetam and +AATTP 

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2014-10-06 04:15:34 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

We are obviating ourselves: How our technology contributes to our declining worth and to wealth disparity.

Perhaps it is time to start rethinking the meaning of human value: Has the "protestant work ethic" outlived its usefulness?

thanks, +Peter Abbamonte 

We are obviating ourselves: How our technology contributes to our declining worth and to wealth disparity.

Perhaps it is time to start rethinking the meaning of human value: Has the "protestant work ethic" outlived its usefulness?

thanks, +Peter Abbamonte ___

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2014-10-06 03:58:25 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

"You have the right to remain silent." Well, actually, no, you don't.

More "good" news about the law and you.

If all this sounds ominous, Kent Scheidegger, with the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, isn't fazed. He says the reality is we never actually had a right to stay silent.

"What's in the Constitution is a right not to be compelled to be a witness against yourself," Scheidegger says. "The Constitution does not say you have a right to remain silent, and although there is a lot of overlap in those two, they are not the same thing."

"You have the right to remain silent." Well, actually, no, you don't.

More "good" news about the law and you.

If all this sounds ominous, Kent Scheidegger, with the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, isn't fazed. He says the reality is we never actually had a right to stay silent.

"What's in the Constitution is a right not to be compelled to be a witness against yourself," Scheidegger says. "The Constitution does not say you have a right to remain silent, and although there is a lot of overlap in those two, they are not the same thing."___

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2014-10-06 02:35:51 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Perhaps the students will succeed where their parents have failed

Perhaps the students will succeed where their parents have failed___

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2014-10-05 23:23:28 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

The spoils of austerity and epic stupidity

Even with Americans' pathetically short memories, this event may be enough to end Christie's political ambitions.

thanks, +Jared Garner 

___The spoils of austerity and epic stupidity

Even with Americans' pathetically short memories, this event may be enough to end Christie's political ambitions.

thanks, +Jared Garner 

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2014-10-05 21:40:49 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Police reinforcing their role as Enemies of the Citizens

Retaliating against those who would try to ameliorate that role.

thanks, +laurie corzett 

"Across the nation, local police departments are responding to organized cop watching patrols by targeting perceived leaders, making arrests, threatening arrests, yanking cameras out of hands and even labeling particular groups “domestic extremist” organizations and part of the sovereign citizens movement – the activities of which the FBI classifies as domestic terrorism.

Courts across the nation at all levels have upheld the right to film police activity. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and photographer’s assocications have taken many similar incidents to court, consistently winning cases over the years. The Supreme Court has ruled police can’t search an individual’s cellphone data without a warrant. Police also can’t legally delete an individual’s photos or video images under any circumstances."___Police reinforcing their role as Enemies of the Citizens

Retaliating against those who would try to ameliorate that role.

thanks, +laurie corzett 

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2014-10-05 17:44:49 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Of course people like this exist. Problem is, this guy is in a position of power rather than a mental institution, where he belongs

thanks, +Godless 

Religion has the capacity to hurt not only individuals, it can also hurt our planet. When people believe that man was "given dominion" over every other animal, that the Earth was made for us to live on (and exploit), and who cares what happens to it anyway because the Rapture is coming soon, this is the sort of thing that happens.

And still the invertebrates come here bleating, "where's the harm?"

~JD___Of course people like this exist. Problem is, this guy is in a position of power rather than a mental institution, where he belongs

thanks, +Godless 

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2014-10-05 17:23:13 (15 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Sad truth

thanks, +Canis Poetam and +Liberal Effects 

___Sad truth

thanks, +Canis Poetam and +Liberal Effects 

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2014-10-05 02:00:46 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Austerity: Yet another way the rich make poor pay for their mistakes

thanks, +Edward Morbius 

Austerity: Yet another way the rich make poor pay for their mistakes

thanks, +Edward Morbius ___

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2014-10-04 20:36:28 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Extremist on the way to winning in Iowa

thanks, +Valkyrie and +The Rachel Maddow Show 

Joni Ernst can't outrun her radicalism | MSNBC http://ow.ly/CgnH0
- If Ernst is elected -- and she leads in nearly every poll -- she will immediately become one of the most radical members of the U.S. Senate in recent history.___Extremist on the way to winning in Iowa

thanks, +Valkyrie and +The Rachel Maddow Show 

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2014-10-04 19:08:40 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

The irony of poverty and conservatism

A dark lesson in the flawed psychology of our species.

thanks, +Victor H and +Tioga Pa. Democrat 

Just saying.___The irony of poverty and conservatism

A dark lesson in the flawed psychology of our species.

thanks, +Victor H and +Tioga Pa. Democrat 

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2014-10-04 02:42:26 (22 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

The right wing in the US is just the same as right-wings have always been everywhere:

Regressive, delusional, anti-education, anti-truth and deeply destructive.

They are the kind of people Orwell warned us about. And if you vote for them, so are you.

thanks, +AATTP 

In a widely-mocked attempt to indoctrinate students into right-wing viewpoints that had some students stripping off their clothes in protest of “censorship” of their history classes, three conservative members of the five-person JeffCo School Board attempted to alter history classes to  “promote citizenship, patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free-market system, respect for authority and respect for individual rights,” as well as ensure that they do not “encourage or condone civil disorder, social strike or disregard of the law.”___The right wing in the US is just the same as right-wings have always been everywhere:

Regressive, delusional, anti-education, anti-truth and deeply destructive.

They are the kind of people Orwell warned us about. And if you vote for them, so are you.

thanks, +AATTP 

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2014-10-04 02:19:09 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Why is the NFL still considered a non-profit? Answer: Because It Can Be

The rubes are so infatuated with professional sports that they do not bother to know that the NFL is non-profit, much less wonder whether it ought to be.

As a commenter on +God Emperor Lionel Lauer 's original post observed: It's "funny" that people would rather pay money to build sports stadiums for their millionaire sports owners than to fund educations for their own children.

But it's not "funny" at all. It's a horrifyingly direct statement about our species' pathetic nature. Banal entertainment and hero worship over our children's -- never mind our society's, species' or planet's -- future: an attitude that makes it all too easy for the moneyed elite to keep us in check: "They'd rather be distracted by pointless sports than learn the... more »

WTF? How on earth is the NFL a non-profit?
There's a petition to fix this bit of idiocy:
https://vk.rootstrikers.org/petitions/184___Why is the NFL still considered a non-profit? Answer: Because It Can Be

The rubes are so infatuated with professional sports that they do not bother to know that the NFL is non-profit, much less wonder whether it ought to be.

As a commenter on +God Emperor Lionel Lauer 's original post observed: It's "funny" that people would rather pay money to build sports stadiums for their millionaire sports owners than to fund educations for their own children.

But it's not "funny" at all. It's a horrifyingly direct statement about our species' pathetic nature. Banal entertainment and hero worship over our children's -- never mind our society's, species' or planet's -- future: an attitude that makes it all too easy for the moneyed elite to keep us in check: "They'd rather be distracted by pointless sports than learn the tools that would allow them to overthrow us?? Thank the gods and build the stadiums! But be sure to bill the dupes for the stadiums. And the gods."

thanks, +God Emperor Lionel Lauer 

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2014-10-04 01:42:20 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Be wary of budget hawks' claims about spending cuts

Spending cuts always serve agendas but often cost more money than they save. 

Before you swallow a budget hawk's excuse for a budget cut, be sure you know which goal it serves.

thanks, +Pamela Zuppo and  +Hacim Llih

Critics have described some of the federal government's austerity over the past several years as "penny-wise and pound-foolish." Some cuts, however, not only damaged the economy, but also targeted sectors of the federal budget devoted to preventing wasteful spending or ensuring that the government collects revenues efficiently and fairly. In short, those spending cuts cannot even be described as penny-wise.

It may be counterintuitive to imagine a spending cut that increases deficits, but when cuts hinder competent program administration and oversight, the resulting increase in waste, fraud, and abuse is often larger than the related spending cut. Everyone agrees that waste, fraud, and abuse should be prevented in federal programs, but making that happen is easier said than done. Competent administration depends on adequate staff and resources, and rooting out cheating and corruption requires strong oversight.

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/budget/report/2014/10/01/98164/how-shortsighted-spending-cuts-increase-waste-fraud-and-abuse/?elq=~~eloqua..type--emailfield..syntax--recipientid~~&elqCampaignId=~~eloqua..type--campaign..campaignid--0..fieldname--id~~

How some budget cuts can actually add to deficits

Wednesday marks one year since the government shut down because of a congressional budgeting impasse caused by disagreements over how to reduce the nation’s deficit. That same legislative gridlock allowed government-wide spending cuts to take effect in March 2013, ushering in an era of sequestration that continues to this day and consequently continue to do damage to this day.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2014/10/01/how-some-budget-cuts-can-actually-add-to-deficits/?elq=~~eloqua..type--emailfield..syntax--recipientid~~&elqCampaignId=~~eloqua..type--campaign..campaignid--0..fieldname--id~~___Be wary of budget hawks' claims about spending cuts

Spending cuts always serve agendas but often cost more money than they save. 

Before you swallow a budget hawk's excuse for a budget cut, be sure you know which goal it serves.

thanks, +Pamela Zuppo and  +Hacim Llih

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2014-10-03 13:28:59 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

A glimpse inside the tea party

+AATTP had the guts (and patience) to attend a tea party rally in Ohio.

It's hard to stomach, but it's important to understand what the opposition is thinking. In case you need a reminder about just how insane it is possible to be and still command a large following, here's your chance. (In the world of batchit crazy, let's just say Charles Manson was an amateur chump compared to this.) And these people not only vote, they get elected and make laws. 

In case you're on the fence about it or think you might just be too busy, this is why you need to vote in November.

Thanks for doing the work, +AATTP.

The “grassroots” Tea Party event (sponsored by Murray Energy) at the St. Clairsville, Ohio courthouse on Tuesday was pretty much what we expected. Nevertheless, we threw on our best wading boots and delved into the sh*tstorm of dumbf*ckery that was a “grassroots” event sponsored by an extreme right-wing energy corporation who totally has the common man’s best interests at heart.___A glimpse inside the tea party

+AATTP had the guts (and patience) to attend a tea party rally in Ohio.

It's hard to stomach, but it's important to understand what the opposition is thinking. In case you need a reminder about just how insane it is possible to be and still command a large following, here's your chance. (In the world of batchit crazy, let's just say Charles Manson was an amateur chump compared to this.) And these people not only vote, they get elected and make laws. 

In case you're on the fence about it or think you might just be too busy, this is why you need to vote in November.

Thanks for doing the work, +AATTP.

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