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Ole Olson52,105It 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=14651 Tell 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 07:00:00160  

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Allan watson24,768Active users on Google+. Circle ShareIf you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#Boston #Boston #February #Michigan #MI #Lansing #Detroit #January #Minnesota #MN #St #Paul #Minneapolis #May #Mississippi #MS #Jackson #Jackson #December #Missouri #MO #Jefferson #City #Kansas #City #August #Montana #MT #Helena #Billings #November #Nebraska #NE #Lincoln #Omaha #March #Nevada #NV #Philadelphia 2015-04-01 07:32:52372033
Ole Olson51,746This is my circle 1 of Google+ progressives2015-03-07 18:26:23356201
Noah Wesley20,488Great circle to find many interesting and interactive people!!! If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #circleshare #uk #business #unitedkingdom #ireland #publiccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #ukcircles #irishcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #hk #china #face #book #link #travel #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle2015-02-25 08:21:55498223
Nolan Harvey218More friend today #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #morefollowers  2014-11-05 16:59:40501138
Becky Collins18,305Project Management Interest Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-29 05:09:31430002
John Wood18,041This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circleIf you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circlesharing  #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #circlesharing   #circleshare2014-10-28 10:03:57409223
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 11:35:5650852856
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 Wellman287This 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 04:14:29496113
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 18:24:2918933830

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#gop #obama #republicans #teabagger #teaparty #conservatives #iran 

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2015-04-01 05:04:59 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

heh heh heh...

thanks, +Valkyrie and +Armando Lioss 

___heh heh heh...

thanks, +Valkyrie and +Armando Lioss 

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2015-03-31 02:52:03 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Ummm... just one data point, but... ummm...

thanks +Susan Stone 

___Ummm... just one data point, but... ummm...

thanks +Susan Stone 

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2015-03-31 02:40:59 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Arizona moves to remain atop the list of US states willfully ignorant of science

Judges say it may win the prize, depending of the level of abject stupidity wielded by TX, FL.

thanks, +Raw Story 

Arizona Gov. Ducey signs bill requiring doctors to tell patients about abortion ‘reversal’ http://ow.ly/2WHA8j___Arizona moves to remain atop the list of US states willfully ignorant of science

Judges say it may win the prize, depending of the level of abject stupidity wielded by TX, FL.

thanks, +Raw Story 

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2015-03-31 02:30:28 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

My fashion advice to all my friends and family.

thanks +Melisa Beliwicz 

___My fashion advice to all my friends and family.

thanks +Melisa Beliwicz 

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2015-03-31 02:24:13 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

What conservatives mean when they say they "want their country back"

In brief: They want to return to the good old days when straight, white, christian men controlled everyone else. (I fucking hate straight, white, christian men. Good thing I'm not a christian.)

And despite court orders and the myriad laws on the books, and the acceptance by most whites that black people have the right to eat at the same restaurants and work at the same jobs as whites, de facto discrimination against African-Americans still exists.  It's in our schools, which are more segregated than ever, in our neighborhoods, in lending and banking practices, in employment, and most cruelly in the way the criminal justice system disproportionately treats black defendants vs. white defendants.  So while some things have "changed" for the better, that improvement does not run veryd... more »

Seriously, read this.

By the time I was halfway through, I had forgotten why I was even reading it, and was just engrossed in the history of it.___What conservatives mean when they say they "want their country back"

In brief: They want to return to the good old days when straight, white, christian men controlled everyone else. (I fucking hate straight, white, christian men. Good thing I'm not a christian.)

And despite court orders and the myriad laws on the books, and the acceptance by most whites that black people have the right to eat at the same restaurants and work at the same jobs as whites, de facto discrimination against African-Americans still exists.  It's in our schools, which are more segregated than ever, in our neighborhoods, in lending and banking practices, in employment, and most cruelly in the way the criminal justice system disproportionately treats black defendants vs. white defendants.  So while some things have "changed" for the better, that improvement does not run very deep.

We see the same situation played out in the other major civil rights struggles of our times, such as those for women and for LGBT people.

… I have consistently seen a backlash year in and year out, over the course of my lifetime, regarding each advance in human rights for any group regardless of who they are, what color their skin is, what religion they practice or who they chose to love.

And now we have a law in Indiana (and similar ones in 19 other states) that expressly attempts to reinstate the right of individuals and businesses to discriminate against anyone they choose, if any law requiring fair and equal treatment  "substantially burdens" the exercise of these persons' religion.  It's a blatant attempt to grant legal immunity to bigots, and though the purpose of the law may have been aimed primarily at allowing discrimination against lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people, its clear to me that the supporters of this law do not intend to stop at trying to stuff gays back in the closet.

And here's the goal:

The Supreme Court's rulings gutting the Voting Rights Act and allowing onerous voting fraud laws to stand, along with decisions such as Citizens United and Hobby Lobby make it abundantly clear that freedom is a term limited to the corporations and those who practice the right form of Christianity.  *The Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana is another in a long line of laws intended to limit the freedom of people. it will allow one small group of people, under the guise of "religious freedom, to impose their own bigoted and hateful beliefs upon the many.*  Beliefs that, when acted upon, negatively impact the freedom of our brothers and sisters, and literally sanction the right to harm people they do not like for whatever reason.

when they say they want their country back, they really mean they want to turn back the clock to the way it used to be before civil rights laws were passed to protect, however ineffectively, the rights of those who do not fit within the narrow definition of straight, white Christian men.

thanks, +Valkyrie 

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2015-03-31 01:44:59 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Meet the new "Daily Show" host, Trevor Noah

thanks, +Alex Grossman 

Who is the new 'Daily Show' host? 5 things to know about Trevor Noah
http://on.today.com/1F9HlWg___Meet the new "Daily Show" host, Trevor Noah

thanks, +Alex Grossman 

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2015-03-29 22:39:47 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Frackers won't drink water with their own secret cocktail of chemicals in it, but they want you to.

thanks, +FreakOutNation 

Why won't these pro-frackers accept this generous farmer's offer to drink water tainted by fracking? Strange, HUH?___Frackers won't drink water with their own secret cocktail of chemicals in it, but they want you to.

thanks, +FreakOutNation 

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2015-03-29 20:16:52 (19 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

thanks, +Lawrence Bujak 

election 2016:  Ted Crux reinvented...
Canuck to Redneck jesusFreak™ Teabagger

#tedcruz   #Teabagger   #GOP   #canuck  ___thanks, +Lawrence Bujak 

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2015-03-29 19:56:23 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Republicans love to use Obamacare

They just don't want you to have access to it.

In fact, they love it so much they're willing to shut down the government and cost taxpayers 24 billion dollars to keep you from getting it.

thanks, +Valkyrie 

___Republicans love to use Obamacare

They just don't want you to have access to it.

In fact, they love it so much they're willing to shut down the government and cost taxpayers 24 billion dollars to keep you from getting it.

thanks, +Valkyrie 

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2015-03-29 19:16:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Hybrid vigor applies to cooking as well as mating: Why Indian food is so delicious

Hybrid vigor applies to cooking as well as mating: Why Indian food is so delicious___

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2015-03-29 01:47:22 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Our children's modern truth

thanks, +Being Liberal 

(S) This is brilliant. ___Our children's modern truth

thanks, +Being Liberal 

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2015-03-29 01:39:12 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Evolution happening before our eyes

thanks, +Irreverent Monk 

Oh, this is amazing! Science in action!

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/09/100901-science-animals-evolution-australia-lizard-skink-live-birth-eggs/___Evolution happening before our eyes

thanks, +Irreverent Monk 

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2015-03-26 00:24:29 (72 comments, 2 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

The nature of republican anger

As a psychologist, I really ought to understand how this illness comes to be. And how to fix it. (But I don't. Sorry, guys.)

thanks, +Armando Lioss 

___The nature of republican anger

As a psychologist, I really ought to understand how this illness comes to be. And how to fix it. (But I don't. Sorry, guys.)

thanks, +Armando Lioss 

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2015-03-25 21:23:42 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Quoting +Ole Olson, Real morality is what you do when nobody's looking

If Robertson thinks people need the threat of "heaven" and "hell" to tell them what's moral, he's undoubtedly up to no good at all.

Hell, he's up to no good when people are looking. I shudder to think what he does when they aren't.

Thanks, Ole.

Phil Robertson Hypothesizes About Atheist Family Getting Raped And Killed

This yuppie fauxbilly is of course completely wrong here. Morality does not stem from the promise of an eternal reward or punishment.  I would argue that any true morality is done outside the basis of whether one will be rewarded or punished for it. Real morality is what you do when nobody is looking. 

#AmericanTaliban   #ReligiousConservatives  ___Quoting +Ole Olson, Real morality is what you do when nobody's looking

If Robertson thinks people need the threat of "heaven" and "hell" to tell them what's moral, he's undoubtedly up to no good at all.

Hell, he's up to no good when people are looking. I shudder to think what he does when they aren't.

Thanks, Ole.

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2015-03-25 04:15:26 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Umm... but... doesn't he?...

Oh, right. No, he wouldn't appreciate the irony. He's an idiot. And, of course, a hypocrite.

thanks, +Admiral Taptap 

Oh, my Sweet Christmas! That is delicious.

#TedCruz #Obamacare #ACA___Umm... but... doesn't he?...

Oh, right. No, he wouldn't appreciate the irony. He's an idiot. And, of course, a hypocrite.

thanks, +Admiral Taptap 

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2015-03-24 22:49:59 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Tax sanity

If Wall Street can afford $1.5 million per day to control the government, then they can afford to pay taxes.

Think of what the nation could do with that kind of money: Infrastructure, education, healthcare... we could almost be a civilization.

Instead, they spend it to pay politicians to ensure they won't have to spend it.

thanks, +Valkyrie 

Wall Street can spend $1.5 million a day to influence Congress, they can afford the tax. Time to put things right, America.___Tax sanity

If Wall Street can afford $1.5 million per day to control the government, then they can afford to pay taxes.

Think of what the nation could do with that kind of money: Infrastructure, education, healthcare... we could almost be a civilization.

Instead, they spend it to pay politicians to ensure they won't have to spend it.

thanks, +Valkyrie 

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2015-03-24 03:46:31 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Schadenfreude

And I confess I'll probably be posting a lot more of this. (Who in their right mind doesn't love to hate this clown?)

Cruz's nomination is either going to be a joy fest for liberals or a WTF for us if he ends up getting elected POTUS.

For now, let's enjoy it and assume it'll be the former (while we work to make sure it is).

thanks, +Being Liberal 

(S) You'll love these suggestions for #TedCruzCampaignSlogans  ___Schadenfreude

And I confess I'll probably be posting a lot more of this. (Who in their right mind doesn't love to hate this clown?)

Cruz's nomination is either going to be a joy fest for liberals or a WTF for us if he ends up getting elected POTUS.

For now, let's enjoy it and assume it'll be the former (while we work to make sure it is).

thanks, +Being Liberal 

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2015-03-24 02:11:00 (14 comments, 6 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Well now, there's a dilemma...

heh heh heh

thanks, +Tioga Pa. Democrat and +Chad Peery 

A share___Well now, there's a dilemma...

heh heh heh

thanks, +Tioga Pa. Democrat and +Chad Peery 

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2015-03-23 00:58:40 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Insights into that mysterious brain structure, the cerebellum, from a man who grew up without one

Roughly half the brain's neurons reside in the cerebellum. But what are they up to? "Fine-motor control" is the answer you'll get from an Intro Psych text. But coordination, broadly defined, appears to be a better answer.

To this computationalist, the question of why half of the brain would be implicated in this is an interesting one.

Insights into that mysterious brain structure, the cerebellum, from a man who grew up without one

Roughly half the brain's neurons reside in the cerebellum. But what are they up to? "Fine-motor control" is the answer you'll get from an Intro Psych text. But coordination, broadly defined, appears to be a better answer.

To this computationalist, the question of why half of the brain would be implicated in this is an interesting one.___

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2015-03-22 22:54:16 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

What is "middle class" in the US?

What is "middle class" in the US?___

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2015-03-22 22:33:30 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

A glimpse at the depths of republican depravity

thanks, +Fred O 

Thanks to the Party of Stupid.___A glimpse at the depths of republican depravity

thanks, +Fred O 

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2015-03-22 20:22:47 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

thanks, +Valkyrie and +The Bitchy Pundit 

From the Fox News website,
"In a step that critics worry will inject political bias into search results, a Google research team released a report this month on ranking search results based on how factual websites are. They propose eventually using that to change Google rankings, which are currently based on website popularity.

The Google researchers give, as an example, websites that say President Obama was born in Kenya; such sites would be penalized in Google rankings, whereas sites that correctly say he was born in the U.S. would get a boost in rankings.

That fact is not controversial, but critics worry that this is a first step towards Google playing God and effectively censoring content it does not like. They fear that skeptics of things like climate change or more immigration (both subjects that Google founders have expressed strong feelings about) might find their websites buried if this ranking system were adopted."

Naturally, by "critics" they mean our executives. Did they just admit that the truth has a well known liberal bias?

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/03/05/google-works-to-rank-sites-based-on-truthfulness/___thanks, +Valkyrie and +The Bitchy Pundit 

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2015-03-22 19:56:25 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

The very real class war...

... which is only being fought by -- and can therefore only be won by -- one side. And if as the side that's fighting (the oligarchs, just to be perfectly clear) wins, it spells disaster for the rest of us.

thanks, +Susan Stone 

___The very real class war...

... which is only being fought by -- and can therefore only be won by -- one side. And if as the side that's fighting (the oligarchs, just to be perfectly clear) wins, it spells disaster for the rest of us.

thanks, +Susan Stone 

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2015-03-21 20:30:56 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

A recent history of the republican party

And an explanation of how they got to be so obstructionist, anti-government, radical, racist and sexist.

One little snippet (the whole thing is worth reading):

To maximize its appeal to these new Southern voters [starting in the mid-1960s], the Republican Party adopted an increasingly radical version of conservative thought and expressed it in increasingly harsh rhetoric. As liberals and moderates in the North and upper Midwest began to desert the Party, its Southern supporters became ever more important to it — which led to even more extreme advocacy and another round of desertions and defections. After 50 years, this relentless process of ideological purification has produced a party whose electoral appeal is almost wholly confined to rural and suburban whites, most of whom reside in Southern states.



This RepublicanPar... more »

___A recent history of the republican party

And an explanation of how they got to be so obstructionist, anti-government, radical, racist and sexist.

One little snippet (the whole thing is worth reading):

To maximize its appeal to these new Southern voters [starting in the mid-1960s], the Republican Party adopted an increasingly radical version of conservative thought and expressed it in increasingly harsh rhetoric. As liberals and moderates in the North and upper Midwest began to desert the Party, its Southern supporters became ever more important to it — which led to even more extreme advocacy and another round of desertions and defections. After 50 years, this relentless process of ideological purification has produced a party whose electoral appeal is almost wholly confined to rural and suburban whites, most of whom reside in Southern states.



This Republican Party shows little interest in the norms that have defined American politics because it has only contempt for the state those norms are designed to sustain.

Full of scorn for their own government, the ideologues who control today’s GOP feel free to disregard any limitation on their pursuit of conservative purity. The letter to Iran, and the invitation to Netanyahu, merely enact this principle in the realm of foreign affairs. The real concern of the Tea Party isn’t the modern American state, which it despises, but its own hermetic vision of the conservative “cause”– a cause that transcends national boundaries. Its adherents find it easier to cooperate with the leader of Israel’s Likud Party than with their Democratic colleagues in the American Congress. Tom Cotton’s dispatch to Tehran — or something like it — was the inevitable outcome of the process set in motion by Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan. We should expect more of the same in the future.

thanks, +Horton Copperpot 

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2015-03-21 01:00:56 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

thanks, +Armando Lioss 

___thanks, +Armando Lioss 

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2015-03-20 13:52:19 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

thanks, +Annette Cleary 

___thanks, +Annette Cleary 

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2015-03-20 03:27:50 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Asymmetrical "justice" isn't justice

One law for conservative white men. Another law for everyone else.

If Cliven Bundy were black (or female, or atheist, or hispanic, or...) he and all his gun-toting redneck friends would be dead, and the right-wing in this country would be crowing about it. You know they would: Imagine the verbiage out of Sarah Palin, Joe Scarborough, Bill O'Reilly or Michelle Bachmann if a Black version of Bundy had been gunned-down by the Feds. For a day, the Feds would be right-wing heroes. But Bundy is a white, right-wing religious nut, so when he opposes the Feds, of course it's the Feds who are to blame.

No matter how much he stole from taxpayers or how many he killed.

Fortunately, he didn't kill anyone. Yet. But through no merit of his own. Left to his own devices, I'm willing to wager he and his racist thugs would... more »

Today's "Armed White Man Not Killed By The Police"
Cliven Bundy: "The 67-year old Mormon and Nevada cattle rancher with over 50 grandchildren garnered national attention when he and his supporters got into a 8-day armed standoff with the federal government following a 20-year battle over $1.1 million dollars in unpaid grazing fees the Federal Bureau of Land Management said he owed for allowing his cattle to eat off of federal land. Despite pointing guns at federal agents, Bundy, who was known for riding around the standoff site on a horse, carrying the American flag, would become a folk hero for the conservative anti-government Right and would even gain some allies within the actual government, in particular Sen. Rand Paul and Nevada Sen. Dean Heller. However some of his supporters would jump ship when Bundy, who again was accused of letting his cattle roam for free for 20 years on government land, accused Blacks of living off of government subsidies and saying that we would have been better off picking cotton in slavery."

"According to ABC News, the standoff ended when the BLM backed down and said that it would no longer attempt to seize Bundy’s cattle. Not only would Bundy not spend a minute in jail, some of his comrades would get tazed and arrested. However they all were eventually released back into the comfort and security of White privilege."

Had He Been Black: "WHEN they were black, they were called MOVE and in the summer of 1985 Philadelphia local police (not even the feds) ended it’s standoff with the back-to-nature liberation group by dropping two one-pound bombs on their Osage Avenue rowhouse compound, killing 11 people including five children and destroying 60 nearby residencies. For a more detailed explanation of events, I suggest you check out the documentary 'Let The Fire Burn,' which is available to stream on Netflix"

http://madamenoire.com/458516/10-armed-white-men-die-police/3/___Asymmetrical "justice" isn't justice

One law for conservative white men. Another law for everyone else.

If Cliven Bundy were black (or female, or atheist, or hispanic, or...) he and all his gun-toting redneck friends would be dead, and the right-wing in this country would be crowing about it. You know they would: Imagine the verbiage out of Sarah Palin, Joe Scarborough, Bill O'Reilly or Michelle Bachmann if a Black version of Bundy had been gunned-down by the Feds. For a day, the Feds would be right-wing heroes. But Bundy is a white, right-wing religious nut, so when he opposes the Feds, of course it's the Feds who are to blame.

No matter how much he stole from taxpayers or how many he killed.

Fortunately, he didn't kill anyone. Yet. But through no merit of his own. Left to his own devices, I'm willing to wager he and his racist thugs would have reveled in killing as many as they could set their sights on.

Bundy should be in prison. If he were a minority, he'd be dead, and so would all of his friends. He got off only because he's a conservative white man. This shit has to stop.

thanks, +Hadrian Micciche 

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2015-03-20 02:10:18 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Perspective

thanks, +Bernie Sanders 

___Perspective

thanks, +Bernie Sanders 

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2015-03-19 02:12:17 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

This is going around, but one more round won't hurt.

Plus, it's so true.

thanks, +Ole Olson 

The 10 Republican Commandments

#PoliticalHumor   #GOP   #Cruzifiction  ___This is going around, but one more round won't hurt.

Plus, it's so true.

thanks, +Ole Olson 

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2015-03-19 00:58:11 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

The importance and truth of this statement are difficult to overstate.

And they apply broadly: "Austerity" measures are unnecessary, punitive measures imposed on the poor to pay for the errors and excesses of the rich.

thanks, +Ole Olson 

Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings.
-Nelson Mandela

The +UniteBlue  #Hashtagbomb  has begun (mostly on Twitter). Use the hashtag #GOPHatesPoorPeople  to highlight how the just released Republican proposed budget that cuts nutritional assistance, Pell Grants, Medicaid, etc. show that they just hate poor people. 

The GOP wants to dismantle Obamacare, privatize Medicare and turn Medicaid into vouchers. Their budget rolls back Wall Street regulations and taxes for Billionaires; then cuts Pell Grants and food stamps, all while massively increasing defense spending.


#Quote   #ClassWarfare   #Classwaronthepoor   #GOPbudget  ___The importance and truth of this statement are difficult to overstate.

And they apply broadly: "Austerity" measures are unnecessary, punitive measures imposed on the poor to pay for the errors and excesses of the rich.

thanks, +Ole Olson 

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2015-03-18 01:59:10 (22 comments, 3 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Obama hints at the truth, but is not at liberty to speak it.

We, by contrast, are free to speak it (for now).

"That's disturbing," Obama said in response to Inhofe's throwing of a snowball as "evidence" that there is no climate change.

Inhofe. The man in charge of the environment committee. A man who denies climate change. Let that sink in for a minute.

Putting Inhofe in charge of the environment is like putting a pedophile in charge of a daycare; or an anti-semite in charge of a synagogue; or a pyromaniac in charge of looking after the matches and gasoline.

It is completely and utterly insane. Unless, that is, you (The Person in Charge of Putting People in Charge of Things), have (a) a personal vendetta against the environment or (b) (equivalently) a personal stake in favor of those who make their billions by... more »

Obama hints at the truth, but is not at liberty to speak it.

We, by contrast, are free to speak it (for now).

"That's disturbing," Obama said in response to Inhofe's throwing of a snowball as "evidence" that there is no climate change.

Inhofe. The man in charge of the environment committee. A man who denies climate change. Let that sink in for a minute.

Putting Inhofe in charge of the environment is like putting a pedophile in charge of a daycare; or an anti-semite in charge of a synagogue; or a pyromaniac in charge of looking after the matches and gasoline.

It is completely and utterly insane. Unless, that is, you (The Person in Charge of Putting People in Charge of Things), have (a) a personal vendetta against the environment or (b) (equivalently) a personal stake in favor of those who make their billions by destroying the environment. In that case, it makes perfect sense to put Inhofe in charge.

So it is not "disturbing" that Inhofe is in charge of this; nor is "disturbing" even just putting it mildly. It is completely and utterly predictable that Inhofe should be put into this position and utterly disgusting and horrifying that the American people neither know enough to object to it nor have enough influence (or matter enough) to effectively object to it if they wanted to.

It is not "disturbing". It is perfectly symptomatic and symbolic of the completely dysfunctional oligarchic state of our union. Nobody but the 0.1% matters and they know it. Inhofe is just a way of shoving that fact in our faces.

How did this happen?

Gradually and through careful planning.

There is a kind of coalition of the very stupid (the majority of republican voters, who are driven by racism, sexism, homophobia and a fear than anti-christian forces are taking over this nation), and the very smart (oligarchs who control both the messages received by the very stupid [e.g., Fox "News", among others] and the government itself [via lobbying, etc.]). The oligarchs have been smarter than those fighting them: While the folks fighting the oligarchs (the liberals and progressives) have appealed to peoples' reason, the oligarchs have appealed to their fears and prejudices.

The result is that the President of the United States is forced to speak in "polite" terms about the fact that the person in charge of environmental protection is a person hellbent on environmental destruction.

We are living in the dystopia Orwell warned us about.

thanks, +Chris Conger ___

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2015-03-17 22:07:57 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Why the TPP is being kept secret

If it were good for any of us, they would be more than happy to tell us about it.

thanks, +G. Gibson 

"If the TPP would be as good for American jobs as they claim, there should be nothing to hide."___Why the TPP is being kept secret

If it were good for any of us, they would be more than happy to tell us about it.

thanks, +G. Gibson 

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2015-03-17 02:43:24 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Remember the Bush email scandal?

No, of course you don't. Even though it was hundreds or thousands of times worse than the Hillary email "scandal".

Because the "liberal" media excuses the crimes of conservatives, but not the transgressions of liberals.

Why do the "liberal" media do this? Because the media are only as "liberal" as the corporations who own them.

The claim that the "media have a liberal bias" is part of the propaganda you are being fed to keep you under the corporate thumb.

If you doubt this, think about who controls the messages the media feeds you and think about what they want you to believe.

thanks +Admiral Taptap 

___Remember the Bush email scandal?

No, of course you don't. Even though it was hundreds or thousands of times worse than the Hillary email "scandal".

Because the "liberal" media excuses the crimes of conservatives, but not the transgressions of liberals.

Why do the "liberal" media do this? Because the media are only as "liberal" as the corporations who own them.

The claim that the "media have a liberal bias" is part of the propaganda you are being fed to keep you under the corporate thumb.

If you doubt this, think about who controls the messages the media feeds you and think about what they want you to believe.

thanks +Admiral Taptap 

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2015-03-16 22:38:50 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Religion as a vehicle for censorship (and, of course, oppression)

Freedom of information is essential to keeping governments, and the men who lead them, transparent and accountable. It also enables a populace to expose corruption. Freedom of expression can help to ensure that rules of governance are debated openly and in the best interests of the populace.

Conversely, if we learn anything from history, it should be that censorship is enormously dangerous. Censorship stops truths or ideas from emerging, particularly those that draw attention to inequities of power or wealth, or to abuses by those in positions of authority. Most importantly, censorship keeps a population ignorant, which holds great appeal to dictators.

But while leaders need not be religious to rely upon censorship as a tool for domination, neither have religious leaders shied away from this tactic. Popes,... more »

"Research shows that less religion means better societal health. Try telling that to conservative Christians"___Religion as a vehicle for censorship (and, of course, oppression)

Freedom of information is essential to keeping governments, and the men who lead them, transparent and accountable. It also enables a populace to expose corruption. Freedom of expression can help to ensure that rules of governance are debated openly and in the best interests of the populace.

Conversely, if we learn anything from history, it should be that censorship is enormously dangerous. Censorship stops truths or ideas from emerging, particularly those that draw attention to inequities of power or wealth, or to abuses by those in positions of authority. Most importantly, censorship keeps a population ignorant, which holds great appeal to dictators.

But while leaders need not be religious to rely upon censorship as a tool for domination, neither have religious leaders shied away from this tactic. Popes, inquisitors, imams, and evangelicals have denied freedom of information by burning or forbidding books, and by controlling which books are printed, allowing only one book, or by claiming the exclusive right to interpret books. Freedom of expression has suffered similar injuries. We have seen how words spoken against scripture, gods, or the men who represent gods have too often been answered by censure, rejection, or worse, by torture or killing.

At their most shrewd, religious leaders have also applied tremendous emotional leverage to this kind of intellectual control—by making silence a virtue (calling it faith) and by making questioning a sin (calling it blasphemy). Knowledge itself can be seen as sinful, as is suggested in the central narrative of Adam and Eve and the tree of knowledge. A parallel of knowledge, reason, can become the “devil’s greatest whore,” to borrow from Martin Luther. What religious despots and secular dictators have in common is the understanding that knowledge leads to a sense of empowerment. It is perhaps for this reason that ambitious men have made such an effort to promulgate the central Abrahamic narrative of a terrifying, temperamental god who abhors knowledge and does not suffer questions, particularly those concerning the prevailing power structure. Such men have the advantage of our evolutionary history working in their favor.



the most secularized nations in the world (such as Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Holland) fare far better than the most religious countries on a wide array of societal health indices including “life expectancy, infant mortality, crime, literacy, GDP [gross domestic product], child welfare, economic equality, economic competitiveness, gender equality, health care, investments in education, rates of university enrollment, internet access, environmental protection, lack of corruption, political stability, and charity to poorer nations.” Other research reaches similar conclusions, showing that more religiosity (including rejecting Darwinian principles) is associated with poorer results on measures of societal health, which leads researchers to conclude that the socioeconomic or existential insecurity that comes with living in less prosperous countries may influence people to glom on to religious belief as a means of coping. In other words, where survival feels less secure, the comfort of religion may have added appeal, but it does not appear to result in creating better conditions of life.

Racism also tends to be associated with religiosity in America. Does having a religion based on a god with a chosen tribe, who espouses genocide against outsiders, play a role in this? Certainly American settlers have a long history of using the Christian religion to dominate the outside races—namely, the African slaves and Native Americans who were made to kneel before Europeans and their dominant male god. What role, if any, do the scriptures of racial domination have on contemporary racism? Consider what advice the Bible offers to slaves

Slaves, be obedient to those who are your earthly masters, with fear and trembling, in singleness of heart, as to Christ. (Eph. 6:5)
Let all who are under the yoke of slavery regard their masters as worthy of all honor so that the name of God and the teaching may not be defamed. (1 Tim. 6:1)

thanks, +Alan Williamson 

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2015-03-16 01:57:38 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

In the words of +George Heindel, ... the number one business in the USA

thanks George and +Armando Lioss 

___In the words of +George Heindel, ... the number one business in the USA

thanks George and +Armando Lioss 

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2015-03-16 01:48:12 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Republicans use words like "liberty" and "freedom" like religious mantras and work for exactly the opposite

Hypocrisy and Orwellian double-speak are their stock-in-trade.

thanks, +Valkyrie 

___Republicans use words like "liberty" and "freedom" like religious mantras and work for exactly the opposite

Hypocrisy and Orwellian double-speak are their stock-in-trade.

thanks, +Valkyrie 

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2015-03-16 00:04:40 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

In the words of +Ole Olson, Hate is taught, not innate.

___In the words of +Ole Olson, Hate is taught, not innate.

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2015-03-15 18:54:33 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

A taste of their own medicine: Satanists claim religious exemption from abortion laws

A brilliant move from a group that wants only to be free from the restrictions imposed by others religious beliefs.

thanks, +Adam Liss 

TL;DR: Satanists claim religious exemption from "informed consent" laws that require doctors to subject women to medically invalid, unscientific religious material before providing medical care.

Take-aways:

• There's a reason the Founders wrote laws to address fundamental concepts rather than specific issues. It makes the intent clearer, and it protects against built-in obsolescence. How long would the "right to bear muskets" have lasted?

• There's a reason for separation of church and state. Unless we're going to institute a national religion—which is strictly prohibited, thanks to the wisdom of the Founders—any law that applies to one religion must also apply equally to any other, even the ones you don't like.

• When you push a myopic, emotionally charged, personal agenda through Congress and uphold it via the Courts, you tend to consider it only from your own point of view. Lack of empathy is a double-edged sword: by failing to understand your opponents' perspective and dismissing them as lesser than you, you necessarily fail to anticipate their arguments and underestimate their strategy.

• At some point we, as a country, need to return to first principles. Whereas a few centuries ago we were united in pursuit of freedom, today we seek as many reasons as possible to reinforce the "us vs. them" mentality, where "we" must defeat "them" at any cost, to the utter detriment of the entire country. If we're going to have an operational government, we need to insist on transparency and rebuild an atmosphere of trust and cooperation. Rather than trying to deceive and outmaneuver each other, we need to lay our cards on the table and negotiate openly, in good faith, toward a government we can agree on. We seem to have forgotten how to do that.

I am by no means a fan of Hillary Clinton, but one particular statement she made in conversation with Eric Schmidt has stuck with me. She said that politics is all about negotiation and compromise. "When a political candidate says he will fight for what he believes in and will never compromise," she said, "you should never vote for him, because he'll never get anything done." I think history, especially recent history, leaves no room for argument about that.___A taste of their own medicine: Satanists claim religious exemption from abortion laws

A brilliant move from a group that wants only to be free from the restrictions imposed by others religious beliefs.

thanks, +Adam Liss 

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2015-03-15 02:05:56 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

More loveliness out of Texas: Anti-intellectual, anti-historical, anti-truth

More loveliness out of Texas: Anti-intellectual, anti-historical, anti-truth___

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2015-03-14 19:24:33 (44 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Why Obama supports TPP

I have long seen Obama's support for the TPP as his largest failing. I still think the TPP will be a terrible deal for the American people working people everywhere. But this article helped my to soften my opinion, even if just a little bit. In the least, the article helps to lay out some of the central issues in a way that I have not seen before and that is quite helpful.

thanks, +Valkyrie and +Being Liberal 

(C) Intriguing.___Why Obama supports TPP

I have long seen Obama's support for the TPP as his largest failing. I still think the TPP will be a terrible deal for the American people working people everywhere. But this article helped my to soften my opinion, even if just a little bit. In the least, the article helps to lay out some of the central issues in a way that I have not seen before and that is quite helpful.

thanks, +Valkyrie and +Being Liberal 

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2015-03-14 17:20:44 (15 comments, 7 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Not salary, just bonuses

thanks, +Progressives of Google + Page

___Not salary, just bonuses

thanks, +Progressives of Google + Page

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2015-03-14 01:24:14 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

The Plan

thanks, +Conservatives Are Destroying Our Future 

Get it ??___The Plan

thanks, +Conservatives Are Destroying Our Future 

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2015-03-13 20:06:30 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Change is coming

And it's bloody well about time.

thanks, +Progressives of Google + Page 

Salon:

There’s been a lot of media attention recently to the changing demographics of the United States, where, at current rates, people who identify as “white” are expected to become a minority by the year 2050. But in many ways, the shift in national demographics has been accelerated beyond even that. New data from the American Values Atlas shows that while white people continue to be the majority in all but 4 states in the country, white Christians are the minority in a whopping 19 states. And, nationwide, Americans who identify as Protestant are now in the minority for the first time ever, clocking in at a mere 47 percent of Americans and falling.___Change is coming

And it's bloody well about time.

thanks, +Progressives of Google + Page 

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2015-03-13 02:07:21 (13 comments, 3 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

thanks, +Valkyrie 

#gop #obama #republicans #teabagger #teaparty #conservatives #iran ___thanks, +Valkyrie 

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