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The Trevor Project329,002Robbie Rogers, professional soccer player for the Los Angeles Galaxy, will be answering YOUR questions LIVE. He'll be joined by members of The Trevor Project's Youth Advisory Council and LZ Granderson, journalist and commentator for ESPN and CNN! Tweet  #TalkToRobbie  to ask Robbie a question.Live Chat with Robbie Rogers2013-07-14 23:00:00199 
Android Authority791,508AAonAir! Better a day late, than never! Join us tonight as we cover the latest news from the Android world.It's Friday night, sit back, grab a beer or some wine and enjoy the show.Android Authority On Air - Episode 57 - Happy Easter!2013-03-30 02:30:0032 
Daria Musk3,610,370IT'S OUR FIRST HANGOUTIVERSARYG+niuses, I'm so thrilled to announce this biG+ concert celebration! Last summer I met you in my first Hangout Concert and you changed my life overnight. Now it's one year later and whether you're in New York City or around the world on Aug 10th, I want to see your faces and sing your praises, like alwayses. ❤ Details below!JOE'S PUB GOES PUBLICOn August 10th we're going rock out and hangout live from on of New York City's most famous stages - Joe's Pub! It might sound like the name of a little dive bar like the one I was lugging my amps through the rain to play this time last year, but it's actually an incredibly beautiful music spot, widely-known as the best sounding venue in the city. It's a part of The Public Theater (think Shakespeare In The Park).Adele, Bono, Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys, and many more have sung from its stage...And now we're taking that stage together with a giant on-stage Hangout!It'll be the first live-interactive global show in the venue's storied history. We're crashing the party guys! ;)READY TO CELEBRATE?Here's details to come be there live in person - Hugs! Cupcakes! Bubbly Toasts! Balloons! and if you can't get to NYC here's the details to join the hangout live and a guest-star on stage.BE THERE IN PERSON:♬ Get Tickets: www.joespub.com or 212.967.7555♬ Address: 425 Lafayette St, NYC♬ Doors open at 9pm ♬ Show starts at 10pm♬ Raise a glass, sing along, rush the stage, celebrate the night away with me and our nyc familyNote: I hope to be joined by some other awesome musicians who you know from Hangouts here! Special guests TBA!HANGOUT FROM AROUND THE WORLD:♬ Comment here to be added to the first-invite circle! (We'll rotate like always)♬ Find the Hangout on my G+ Page: +Daria Musk and my YouTube page: www.youtube.com/dariamusk♬ Global Times: http://bit.ly/P0RwzuThank You For The Best Year Of My LifeThis relationship is getting serious G+. We've spent every waking minute together for a year. You've changed my life. You've changed my heart. I've written you love songs. You've met my mama. And now it's time to celebrate our first anniversary together. See you there.XO, DariaDaria Musk :::: Hangoutiversary Concert :::: Live In NYC2012-08-10 22:00:00110 

Kenneth Campbell has been shared in 253 public circles

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Интернет магазин одежды и обуви0Обмен кругами#круги   #обмен  #кругляши #круглим   #круги #Google+   #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles 2015-01-19 00:24:44237000
Ярослав Щербаков417#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2015-01-12 17:13:56323000
Mr.Lobster2,467#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-01-10 19:34:34500000
Bearman Cartoons78,865Just Because CircleThe other day I posted asking for those who I wasn't following back to let me know and I would add them back.  Got a total of 4 new people commenting.Of course my typical engagers had to pipe up as well.  So this circle is just a little way to thank all of them and you for keeping on keeping on.Original Post: https://plus.google.com/103857459148999991693/posts/ZuFoKDn5RXq2015-01-05 21:24:01538210
Talent Ph0Today's Circle :)No rules. :)2014-12-22 06:29:2950010510
Talent Ph0Talent Circle :)To be added in the circle:1. Add me to your circle.2. +1 the circle.3. Share the circle.4. Comment for me to know u already did steps 1-3.Thanks :)2014-12-19 07:37:32500212
Daniel Mihai Popescu67,133Music, Twitter and SFMy most recent circle! I hope you don't mind if I mention you in comments, since my notification system doesn't seem to work.It is the first round, I'm not sure this will be the definitive version.Best wishes :)Lately I developed a fixation for Tsu, and if you don't have a profile there, this is my invitation:http://www.tsu.co/DanielMihaiPopescuIf you already have one, let's be friends and help each other grow!It'll be awesome to meet you there too! #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #maximumperformance  A "+1" will be greatly appreciated :) 2014-12-16 20:37:1549811559142
Jason Ryckman0 Hey this is jason I'm a follower of your page, I think you might really enjoy my #health    #fitness   and  #weightloss    #review     page, Please head over and check it out, I just added you to one of my circles could you please add me to your circles in returnThese followers are currently active and many will add you back when you add this circle to your circles.#circleshare #circlesharing   #circleshares  SIMPLE STEPS1. Please add me to one of your circles2. Please comment and reshare this post to public3. please comment on the original post or i may miss it4. If you would rather not receive these posts or be in my circle shares please shoot me a message and i will remove you from the List2014-12-12 01:49:47466000
Jason Ryckman0 Hey this is jason I'm a follower of your page, I think you might really enjoy my #health    #fitness   and  #weightloss    #review     page, Please head over and check it out, I just added you to one of my circles could you please add me to your circles in returnThese followers are currently active and many will add you back when you add this circle to your circles.#circleshare  #circlesharing   #circleshares  SIMPLE STEPS1. Please add me to one of your circles2. Please comment and reshare this post to public3. please comment on the original post or i may miss it4. If you would rather not receive these posts or be in my circle shares please shoot me a message and i will remove you from the List2014-12-09 20:12:54467000
Becky Collins19,428Soccer 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 ?2014-12-02 07:20:4347814420
Sport News95Dear Google Friends! - You're in this CircleAdd Users & Pluss +1 & ShareThis is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#circleshare #circlesharing #circle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circlecount #circlecircle #naturephotographers #naturephotography #birdphotography #birdphotographers #circlesharing #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #sharedpublicircles #circle #circles #circlemeup #awesomepeople #awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle #epicengagers 2014-11-30 05:41:14500332
Bearman Cartoons77,214Thanksgiving Thank You CircleThis circle would probably be of no importance to anyone but me but I appreciate everyone in it.  These are the people that have shared me in a circle and more importantly many of them engage with me regularly.  To them and to all of you who continue to put up with me.  Thanks and hope this holiday brings lots of love and happiness.2014-11-27 23:04:21295641889
tunc serkan ozdinc1712014-11-26 20:50:52326000
Ryan Johnson18,123Active users on Google+. Circle Share 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#sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles  #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle  #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing  #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles2014-11-14 11:49:16496482651
Colin Wilson8,566Active users on Google+. Circle Share 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#topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle   #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circle #googleplus #google #thankyou 2014-11-13 12:36:27397686382
Kenneth Nicholson6,980Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - 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!#sharedcircleday #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #sharedpublicircles #circle #circles #circlemeup #awesomepeople #awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle #epicengagers #davidromaphotography #addcircle #addpeople #affiliate #awesome #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besocial #bestengagers #bestsharedcircle #circle #circlefriday #circlemonday #circlesunday #circleoftheweek #circlemeup #circles #circleshare #communities #community #coolpeople #findcircles 2014-10-24 12:15:41498445685
Нюша Богатырёва0─═ڿڰۣڿ◕ڿڰۣڿ◕ڿڰۣڿ═─ ─═ڿڰۣڿ◕ڿڰۣڿ◕ڿڰۣڿ═─ ♥ ★•。★•。♥★•。★•。★ ♥,*****#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger 2014-10-16 17:21:07307000
Евгений Пинчук0Активные люди, добавляющие в круги!#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2014-10-06 16:34:05315000
George Clark7,103Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - 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!I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.#topcircle #circleshareoftheday #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles   #fridaycircle   #themecircle   #mediterranean   #addbackspree   #ripplescircle   #addback   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #peoplescircle   #circleoftheday   #followme   #follow4follow  2014-09-27 10:52:53486372240
Viktor Yegorov5,233Обмен кругами#круги   #обмен  #кругляши #круглим   #круги #Google+   #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles 2014-09-18 04:12:482393119
Amaresh Singh11Circle of Daymy Friends! - You're in this CircleWelcome this circle dated August 29th, 2014.To be considered:1- Add circles2- Ask to be included in the Original post3- Re-share Circle4- Plushttps://plus.google.com/u/0/+OnlineResultPortalPlus/posts/exebUVFcFeW (Indian Universities Circle http://goo.gl/77wQkX)#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles#sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share#shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share#addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-08-29 10:25:10484433065
Becky Collins15,718 TV / TELEVISION 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 ?2014-08-26 05:30:28464649
Becky Collins15,071Dance 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 ?2014-08-16 05:13:064828316
Mikhail Petrovsky90,606Hey my friends. Good morning / evening to all!Circle brings together nice and interesting people with similar interests ...Share and be sharedЭтот круг объединяет людей со схожими интересами...Буду признателен всем, кто присоединится и поделится этим кругом.I would be grateful to all those who will join and share it around.#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother 2014-08-09 02:30:494238368121
Mike Elgan3,464,700Follow the Blogs of August!1. Click "Add people" then circle this shared circle (even if you did it before)2. Share with your circlesThe Blogs of August are bloggers who are either trying or have already decided to blog on Google+ exclusively for the month of August (or permanently). 2014-08-06 12:34:462215525
Mike Elgan3,437,756Behold! The new League of Extraordinary Circle Friends!My League of Extraordinary Circle Friends is my hand-picked group of super charming super-sharers! I want you to do three things: 1. Click the "Add people" button below and circle this group (especially if you've circle this group previously -- doing this will update the group without duplicates). 2. Share this post with all your circles. 3. Share this post with people who are looking for awesome people to circle on G+. I've added four new people to the League.+Amira Elgan! Yes: She's my wife. And I've been trying to avoid adding her for a year. But her stream is perfect for the League so I've added her. +Noble Ackerson is a super nice and interesting guy, a super nerd and consummate glasshole -- he uses Google Glass to great effect to bring you into his world. In fact, the only bigger glasshole I know is... +Cecilia Abadie and Noble work at the same company, and Ceclia is another Glass user with a wonderful Google+ stream. +Andreas Katifes gives you a window into Greek scenes and Greek food that's so compelling you might accidentally quit your job and move to Greece. Welcome to the League, everyone! 2014-07-27 23:39:2625111240
Becky Collins13,434Mobile Operator 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 ?2014-07-24 05:16:124763112
Lose Those Poundz1,283Health and Weight loss Circle V 1.0This is a super circle and in it I have put together a group of really interesting and active friends on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the *top Google+ users who share and reshare unique and original contents regarding weight loss and healthy eating.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with like minded people who share marvelous content:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be circled and added  to the next circle, do these simple steps:1 - Add this circle2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Plus 1 the post 4 - CommentIf you already have me in circle and want to be included in the next circle to be shared, don't be sad, just  leave a comment. Saying you wish to be included. More you share, more you get sharedHave fun! #circles     #circleshare     #circlesharing     #sharedpubliccircles     #addpeople     #addcircle       #weightloss   #healthyeating  2014-07-11 04:13:23483206
Mikhail Petrovsky88,676Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all!Circle brings together nice and interesting people with similar interests ...Share and be sharedБуду признателен всем, кто присоединится и поделится этим кругом.Этот круг объединяет людей со схожими интересами...I would be grateful to all those who will join and share it around.#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother 2014-07-09 23:41:0939311976131
Andro idReview2If you are not in this circle and want to be in this circle, please do the following:1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. Publicly share this post to public, your circles and extended circles.3. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above.2014-06-20 16:34:56473001
hạnh Đức1052014-06-08 19:03:50486304
Becky Collins10,282Mobile 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 ?2014-05-28 05:03:174777219
Ryan Johnson5,301MY BEST OF THE BEST CIRCLETo add yourself to the circle or stay in the circle:Add me and reshare the circle PUBLICOptional: Add the circle, plus or comment the post. :)#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   #influencermarketing #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #thursdaycircleshare   #circlethursday   #circlethursdaycircle 2014-05-21 12:34:0943016916
John Nuntiatio36,868#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #tennis #golf #photography #health #weightloss  2014-05-20 19:22:35440235
John Nuntiatio35,555#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small  2014-05-04 06:26:5436410921
Thibaut Delp22,406Time for some  #CircleShare   This is my  #Awesome  Circle! Awesome people for an awesome Google+ experience! Enjoy folks :)+Nothing but Circles +Shared Circles on G+ +Full Circle +Circles (CircleHub) 2014-03-07 19:15:572389713
John Nuntiatio29,141#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health   #entertainment #news2014-03-07 06:21:26497001
John Nuntiatio29,141#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health   #entertainment #news2014-03-07 06:21:05497104
Mike Elgan3,022,401Drafting +Renata Sherwin into the League!Click "Add people" below to circle my League of Extraordinary Circle Friends!" (And please SHARE with all your circles!)My Google+ charm offensive continues with the addition of one +Renata Sherwin into the League. Renata was an early Google+ superstar, then mysteriously vanished for awhile. Now she's back, bigger than life, and sharing her world and discoveries. Welcome to the League, Renata!!2014-01-26 18:46:493220625
Mikhail Petrovsky76,440Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-17 02:49:07494531988
Artur Mashnich44,824Circle of the Most Active Users of Google+A Very Social CircleКруг наиболее активных пользователей Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.#Forfriends  2014-01-17 02:01:13468522383
Hung cuavan607Get in More CirclesWhen You reshare with a circle, you should also explain the benefits of participating in shared circles. Explain the BenefitsExplain that when they add the circle many people in the circle will add them back. Also,Explain that if they re-share your post that the circle creator may add them to their future shared circles. If you do these two simple things you will increase your re-share rate. You’ll get in more circles and you’ll improve your own statistics.2014-01-15 09:38:5450020837
Mikhail Petrovsky62,004Good morning / evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг / This social circle #EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-15 08:27:365006133107
Artur M.32,760A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.2013-12-30 08:49:25500552880
Mikhail Petrovsky73,830This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2013-12-30 08:46:10491562493
Andrew Wisniewski37,529Good morning/evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle  #ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother 2013-12-23 04:21:38497522982
Artur Mashnich41,333A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.2013-12-23 03:18:18469512777
Mikhail Petrovsky58,928Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Круг интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2013-12-19 12:54:18499552579
Artur M.31,014A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.2013-12-14 05:10:20500534086
Vladimir Samsonov23,304Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-12-06 16:35:11468674185

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2015-01-27 20:49:16 (91 comments, 7 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Alabama Republicans are angry following two rulings from federal judges striking down marriage equality bans.  They have threatened to fight the rulings to ban gays from getting married.  In response, an openly LGBT Alabama Legislator has said that she is ready to out her Republican colleagues having extramarital affairs in order to shine light on their hypocrisy. 

Once the court's stay is lifted, Alabama will become the 37th state to legalize marriage equality.  Story here: http://gawker.com/alabama-politician-threatens-to-out-colleagues-who-are-1681947471   #LGBT  

Most reshares: 18

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2015-01-19 21:57:54 (1 comments, 18 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. #MLKDay  

Most plusones: 198

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2014-10-11 23:12:42 (20 comments, 1 reshares, 198 +1s)Open 

Happy National Coming Out Day!! 

Be true to who you are, who you love and be proud.

Did You Know: Fewer than 10% of Millennials are comfortable coming out in the workplace, according to Generation Progress. 

#NCOD  

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2015-01-27 20:49:16 (91 comments, 7 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Alabama Republicans are angry following two rulings from federal judges striking down marriage equality bans.  They have threatened to fight the rulings to ban gays from getting married.  In response, an openly LGBT Alabama Legislator has said that she is ready to out her Republican colleagues having extramarital affairs in order to shine light on their hypocrisy. 

Once the court's stay is lifted, Alabama will become the 37th state to legalize marriage equality.  Story here: http://gawker.com/alabama-politician-threatens-to-out-colleagues-who-are-1681947471   #LGBT  

Alabama Republicans are angry following two rulings from federal judges striking down marriage equality bans.  They have threatened to fight the rulings to ban gays from getting married.  In response, an openly LGBT Alabama Legislator has said that she is ready to out her Republican colleagues having extramarital affairs in order to shine light on their hypocrisy. 

Once the court's stay is lifted, Alabama will become the 37th state to legalize marriage equality.  Story here: http://gawker.com/alabama-politician-threatens-to-out-colleagues-who-are-1681947471   #LGBT  ___

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2015-01-27 15:25:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

All my friends on the East Coast:
DO YOU WANNA BUILD A SNOWMAN?

(fyi: I first heard this song a month ago and have had it on replay ever since...)

All my friends on the East Coast:
DO YOU WANNA BUILD A SNOWMAN?

(fyi: I first heard this song a month ago and have had it on replay ever since...)___

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2015-01-22 18:09:52 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

How're those eat healthy New Year resolutions going?
:P

#AbFab  

How're those eat healthy New Year resolutions going?
:P

#AbFab  ___

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2015-01-21 02:19:11 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

State of the Union: 2015 
Are you watching?

Quotes from the President's speech: 

"A better politics is one where we spend less time drowning in dark money for ads that pull us into the gutter, and spend more time lifting young people up, with a sense of purpose and possibility, and asking them to join in the great mission of building America.

"If we’re going to have arguments, let’s have arguments — but let’s make them debates worthy of this body and worthy of this country.

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"we defend free speech, and advocate for political prisoners, and condemn the persecution of women, or religious minorities, or people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. We do these things not only because they’re right, but because they make us safer."

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"I’ve seen something like gaymarriage go from ... more »

State of the Union: 2015 
Are you watching?

Quotes from the President's speech: 

"A better politics is one where we spend less time drowning in dark money for ads that pull us into the gutter, and spend more time lifting young people up, with a sense of purpose and possibility, and asking them to join in the great mission of building America.

"If we’re going to have arguments, let’s have arguments — but let’s make them debates worthy of this body and worthy of this country.

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"we defend free speech, and advocate for political prisoners, and condemn the persecution of women, or religious minorities, or people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. We do these things not only because they’re right, but because they make us safer."

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"I’ve seen something like gay marriage go from a wedge issue used to drive us apart to a story of freedom across our country, a civil right now legal in states that seven in ten Americans call home."

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"... for far too long, lobbyists have rigged the tax code with loopholes that let some corporations pay nothing while others pay full freight. They’ve riddled it with giveaways the superrich don’t need, denying a break to middle class families who do."___

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2015-01-19 21:57:54 (1 comments, 18 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. #MLKDay  

"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. #MLKDay  ___

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2015-01-16 16:46:14 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The Constitutional Crisis That Wasn't
CIA spied on Congress after it alleges Congress hacked it
Panel says it wasn't wrong


There's been a storm brewing between the Capitol and the Central Intelligence Agency.  And, despite a review board having concluded its work, the fight between members of Congress and the CIA continues. 

Here's a quick summary of what happened: The chief overseers of the CIA in the Senate, the Senate Intelligence Committee, discovered internal CIA documents that shine a bad light on the US government's torture policies.  When the CIA learned that the Senate had the information, it began spying on Congress.  The CIA then spied in order to identify who discovered the information and asked that the Intelligence Committee members responsible face criminal trial.  The Senate rebutted and asserted that the documentsit o... more »

The Constitutional Crisis That Wasn't
CIA spied on Congress after it alleges Congress hacked it
Panel says it wasn't wrong


There's been a storm brewing between the Capitol and the Central Intelligence Agency.  And, despite a review board having concluded its work, the fight between members of Congress and the CIA continues. 

Here's a quick summary of what happened: The chief overseers of the CIA in the Senate, the Senate Intelligence Committee, discovered internal CIA documents that shine a bad light on the US government's torture policies.  When the CIA learned that the Senate had the information, it began spying on Congress.  The CIA then spied in order to identify who discovered the information and asked that the Intelligence Committee members responsible face criminal trial.  The Senate rebutted and asserted that the documents it obtained may have come from a whistleblower or elsewhere.  Though, the review board ultimately found that the Senate staffers took the documents from an off-site CIA facility without the CIA's permission - or knowledge.  

Constitutional crisis: The Senate Intelligence Committee is the top overseer of the CIA and the rest of the Intelligence Community.  Its duty is to ensure that the CIA is acting in accordance with the Constitution.  However, when the CIA threatens and begins spying on the very same people entrusted to adhere it to federal law and protect Americans from CIA overreach, constitutional lines are crossed. 

Argument: Sure, one may reasonably assume that the CIA would investigate how/why classified documents were removed from its facilities, but it should have informed the Senate that it was investigating it -- and, at least give it a heads-up, "Oh, hey Senate Intelligence Committee, we're investigating you for counterespionage and treason!"

If one branch of government is unable to complete its obligation to provide oversight to the other, we're at a constitutional crossroads.  While the CIA acts almost autonomously, their actions merit a greater debate about what role congress may have in overseeing the Agency's work.  The review board had that same conclusion.  However, the review board failed to cite the CIA of any wrongdoing and suggested that the Senate was mostly in the wrong.  

Democrats released a review of the US government's torture policies months ago, much to the chagrin of the CIA.  For more than four years, the Democrats have asked the CIA to be more transparent and have often found themselves at odds with CIA chiefs.  Now that Republicans are in control of Congress, it remains to be seen whether they will continue the fight for more open and transparent congressional oversight of the Intelligence Community.  After it was learned that some intelligence agencies were conducting clandestine operations on American soil, Congress has stepped up its oversight -- but, still, that's not much -- at the end of the day, a minute group of representatives are allowed to be briefed by the CIA or review their activities.  

Until then, we're stuck with a congress and a spy agency that simply do not trust one another: a Senate that's concerned it's especially personal since the CIA threatened Senate staffers; and a CIA weary of opening itself to criticism. ___

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2015-01-16 15:39:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Must-see performance from the 70s(?): Tina Turner & Cher

Watch for a laugh this lovely TGIF morning :)

Must-see performance from the 70s(?): Tina Turner & Cher

Watch for a laugh this lovely TGIF morning :)___

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2015-01-16 03:57:02 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Love this track.  Sam Smith's Restart 

#NowPlaying  

Love this track.  Sam Smith's Restart 

#NowPlaying  ___

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2015-01-13 13:27:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I hope this bill gains some strong support in both houses.

As a consumer, think it's important that companies inform us when our data may have been compromised. I was on the road a few weeks ago, when I was informed that my bank account may have been compromised - though, I was not told when the potential compromise took place or how. I was simply told that I'd need a new credit card.

It seems foolish that college students pay ridiculous fees for textbooks and other classroom materials (much of which isn't necessary), but students' data is still sold and collected.

Republicans will oppose it. ___I hope this bill gains some strong support in both houses.

As a consumer, think it's important that companies inform us when our data may have been compromised. I was on the road a few weeks ago, when I was informed that my bank account may have been compromised - though, I was not told when the potential compromise took place or how. I was simply told that I'd need a new credit card.

It seems foolish that college students pay ridiculous fees for textbooks and other classroom materials (much of which isn't necessary), but students' data is still sold and collected.

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2015-01-09 00:38:54 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

The New State of the Union
~Obama transforms how +The White House communicates with the American people
~President makes first plea via online video for free college education to 9 million students across the Nation

Traditionally, presidents embargo most of the contents they are will announce in their State of the Union until only hours before they announce them, but President Obama has upgraded the way in which the Oval Office relays information to the America people.

The administration informed the press last week that the president would launch a 3-state tour, communicating to the American people the major concepts of his State of the Union speech before he delivers it to Congress on January 20.

In his first message, via Vine and Facebook, the president declared that his administration would push for free public community college education to students... more »

The New State of the Union
~Obama transforms how +The White House communicates with the American people
~President makes first plea via online video for free college education to 9 million students across the Nation

Traditionally, presidents embargo most of the contents they are will announce in their State of the Union until only hours before they announce them, but President Obama has upgraded the way in which the Oval Office relays information to the America people.

The administration informed the press last week that the president would launch a 3-state tour, communicating to the American people the major concepts of his State of the Union speech before he delivers it to Congress on January 20.

In his first message, via Vine and Facebook, the president declared that his administration would push for free public community college education to students who maintain above C+ averages, attend school at least half-time (roughly 6 credits, which is usually 2 classes), and make steady progress towards their degree.

This proposal could benefit 9 million students and save each nearly $4,000 in tuition. 

As part of the proposal, the federal government would be held responsible for 75% of the cost of the tuition, while states pay the remaining 25%.  The State of Tennessee has recently adopted its own form of free college education to high school graduates. 

Now, the new Republican Majority, who have already begun passing "cost-savings" initiatives, must decide whether they will take up the bill.  It's unknown whether the ranking education committee Republicans will support the initiatives - the chairman of House Education and Workforce Committee proposed in 2013 raising loan borrower rates and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee chairman served as the US Secretary of Education and represents Tennessee, the state which recently adopted a free college education measure. 

#FreeCommunityCollege   #HigherEducation   #College   #SOTU   #StateOftheUnion  ___

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2015-01-07 16:38:17 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

How the NYPD Lost the Support of the Public
Firstly: we admire the police, but arrogance, deceit, and stubbornness at its head has set NYC up for racial and political tension for decades to come

The debate between the NYPD and City Hall, alongside the debate between the NYPD and the black community, remains controversial.  It's painful to watch one of the country's strongest and most innovative police forces (with some of the most compassionate and relatable folks I know) so shaken up and lost, but this conversation we're finally having is important.  

Major Error #1: The NYPD repeatedly ignores and fails to acknowledge the plight of black people, including its own people of color serving on the Force

NYPD's leadership (political and otherwise) have had multiple opportunities to acknowledge the racial tension in the City, but theyc... more »

How the NYPD Lost the Support of the Public
Firstly: we admire the police, but arrogance, deceit, and stubbornness at its head has set NYC up for racial and political tension for decades to come

The debate between the NYPD and City Hall, alongside the debate between the NYPD and the black community, remains controversial.  It's painful to watch one of the country's strongest and most innovative police forces (with some of the most compassionate and relatable folks I know) so shaken up and lost, but this conversation we're finally having is important.  

Major Error #1: The NYPD repeatedly ignores and fails to acknowledge the plight of black people, including its own people of color serving on the Force

NYPD's leadership (political and otherwise) have had multiple opportunities to acknowledge the racial tension in the City, but they continue to sweep it under the rug.  NYPD's leadership has failed to acknowledge statements from black officers claiming that they have faced racial discrimination from their peers (both on and off duty), and have shoved their stories aside.  

The fact that the NYPD faces such strong internal racial discrepancies leaves little confidence in the public.  It's critically imperative that the NYPD's leadership operate in good faith both in public and in the management of its own internal affairs.


Major Error #2: "Anarchy" and Hypocrisy

NYPD's argument: If City Hall doesn't publicly apologize to the NYPD and denounce NYPD naysayers, it will fuel anarchy and leave anarchy in NYC.

The hypocrisy: NYPD and allies publicly denounce the city's top politicians, the people of color, victims of the NYPD, and organizes counter-protests to fuel the political fire in front of the buildings holding its highest ranking protectees.

The NYPD threatens anarchy brought on by protests, but spends thousands of dollars organizing protests, flying banners across the sky.  Why has the NYPD held everyone else to different standards? 


Major Error #3: The NYPD's Stubbornness, We-Can't-Apologize Attitude

According to the NYPD's logic it doesn't/can't owe the public an apology.  And, even if a majority of the Force wanted to publicly apologize or even acknowledge decades of mistrust between NYPD and people of color, recent actions suggest that top political leaders of NYPD would not support it.  

Suffice it to say, the NYPD's recent attitude in recent days, leading to a near "shutdown" of police activity, for which it blames protestors, exudes arrogance strong for even a native New Yorker.  This behavior is insulting and unacceptable to a 170 year old institution.  Not to mention an insult to the lives the NYPD has claimed or harmed in its nearly two-centuries old past.

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To suggest that the public isn't grateful for the protection the NYPD has offered the City since 1845 couldn't be further from the truth.  The fact that the City's top elected officials continue to praise these men and women and engage them in good faith is testament to that.  However, the public realizes the responsibility it owes to the 170 year old institution that the institution cannot seem to appreciate itself: racism still walks across the headquarters of the $5 billion NYPD holding its head much too high.  And, it's about time that the public upgrade the 170 year old institution's mindset on race to the 21st Century.  The public owes the NYPD that; and the public owes that to the 30%  minority of New Yorkers that compose New York's 8.5 million people.

No question that the NYPD has set up a standoff.  But before too much irreparable damage has been done, it's time that leadership publicly acknowledge the racial tension it has created at its own hands.  Otherwise, the NYPD will find itself at the head of a never-ending black vs. white battle that the City of New York won't survive without years of further racial tension.

_Photo: +New York Post _

#Ferguson   #NYPD   #RaceRelations   #RacialDivide   #Discrimination  ___

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2015-01-06 20:26:02 (31 comments, 11 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

What You Need to Know About the New Congress - 114
Jobs, immigration, and taxes set the debate
Will fewer than 78% of Americans still disapprove of the Congress?

The new Congress was sworn in only a couple of hours ago, opening with it a series of firsts for the United States.  Today marks the first time that Republicans have controlled the Senate since 2007, the first black Republican woman to ever serve in Congress, and the first time in a very long time that a Climate Change denier commands the powerful Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.  Today also marks a revival of the Tea Party's far right conservatism.

Jobs, jobs, jobs is the message of the new Congress.  The House passed a jobs bill in 2014, but hopes to send to the president a more concise bill in early 2015; however, Democrats and Republicans disagree on the nature of the bill. <... more »

What You Need to Know About the New Congress - 114
Jobs, immigration, and taxes set the debate
Will fewer than 78% of Americans still disapprove of the Congress?

The new Congress was sworn in only a couple of hours ago, opening with it a series of firsts for the United States.  Today marks the first time that Republicans have controlled the Senate since 2007, the first black Republican woman to ever serve in Congress, and the first time in a very long time that a Climate Change denier commands the powerful Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.  Today also marks a revival of the Tea Party's far right conservatism.

Jobs, jobs, jobs is the message of the new Congress.  The House passed a jobs bill in 2014, but hopes to send to the president a more concise bill in early 2015; however, Democrats and Republicans disagree on the nature of the bill. 

HERE'S THE DIFFERENCE between the GOP and the Democrats:
Democrats want to reinvest in America's infrastructure, make the tax code more friendly for working class America, and remain staunchly opposed to the Republicans' proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

Republicans propose expanding tax cuts, a smaller investment in the country's infrastructure and a transformation of Medicaid/Medicare, in addition to a repeal of the president's Affordable Care Act (albeit Senate Republicans have to-date disfavored many changes to Medicare and Medicaid).

NEXT STEP(s):
The Administration has made it clear that the president will veto the Republicans' proposed Keystone XL pipeline resolution, and Democrats are working to create legislative maneuvers in preparation for a fight.  Firstly, Democrats have been working behind the scenes to ensure that they have enough votes to keep a presidential veto in place, meaning that if/when the president vetoes the Keystone XL Pipeline, Republicans will have to move on.  But just in case, Democrats are to propose amendments to the Republican bill that would require the Pipeline, if created, to keep oil on American soil and create jobs using an American skilled workforce. 

Republicans aren't very interested in American infrastructure jobs here at home.  So, it seems unlikely - for the time being - that Democrats will receive much support from the majority in passing a comprehensive infrastructure bill, despite calls from international economists to do so.  

Republicans are going to hit the ground hard on attacking the president over immigration in the next couple of months.  The new committee leaders on defense and foreign policy will flex their muscles - or try to - in an attempt to agitate the White House and weaken the president's public support.  

MESSAGING:

(Background:) There's a fight brewing in the GOP.  Freshmen Republicans have privately expressed frustration with senior Republican members and with an angsty Tea Party in the wing, the Republicans will be tasked with appeasing their newest and most frustrated members.  House Republicans will also be forced to build support with their counterparts in the Senate, a less rambunctious crowd (excluding Ted Cruz, of course).

What this means: Republicans have to create an illusion of unity.  If they fail to do so, they'll find themselves out of the Capitol before a new president assumes office in 2017.  So, in the meantime, the Republicans will juggle appeasing far-right, Tea Party conservative members, while backpedaling them ever-so-lightly for a few months.  

Democrats have little room for error.  The public remains skeptical over the GOP's budget priorities and vague plans to revive the economy, so the ball's oddly in their court.  Despite that fact, Democrats wield little authority, particularly in the House where the spirit is less collegial than the Senate.  Democrats will be tasked with exposing faults in the Republicans' proposals, communicating with average Americans the need to make the tax code more appealing to the 99%, and securing the support of minorities and immigrants.  The Democrats' job now is to gear-up for the State of the Union and the looming 2016 presidential battle ahead.

Photo: PBS/Newshour
EDIT: Note that graphic depicts incoming members of Congress (those who were newly-elected as of the November 2014 election.) 
#Politics   #114thCongress   #NewCongress  ___

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2014-12-24 02:47:32 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

FDA Continues to Discriminate Against Gay & Bisexual Men
New rules to ban blood for one year from men who have sex with men

After significant public pressure, the FDA announced that it will finally recommend accepting blood donations from men who have sex with men. Previously, the FDA placed a lifetime ban on blood from men who had sex with men. It's hard to believe, though, that in 2015 - with advanced technology - that the FDA would place such a lengthy restriction on blood donation.

+Gizmodo writes: The glaringly problematic issue with this new policy is that men in monogamous relationships with other men still cannot donate blood. ... In the dark early days of the AIDS epidemic, testing for HIV could indeed be tricky. Thus the lifetime blood donation ban for any men who have had sex with other men after 1970 became policy in 1983. Three decades later, however,w... more »

FDA Continues to Discriminate Against Gay & Bisexual Men
New rules to ban blood for one year from men who have sex with men

After significant public pressure, the FDA announced that it will finally recommend accepting blood donations from men who have sex with men. Previously, the FDA placed a lifetime ban on blood from men who had sex with men. It's hard to believe, though, that in 2015 - with advanced technology - that the FDA would place such a lengthy restriction on blood donation.

+Gizmodo writes: The glaringly problematic issue with this new policy is that men in monogamous relationships with other men still cannot donate blood. ... In the dark early days of the AIDS epidemic, testing for HIV could indeed be tricky. Thus the lifetime blood donation ban for any men who have had sex with other men after 1970 became policy in 1983. Three decades later, however, we can now reliably and easily test for the HIV in blood.___

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2014-12-23 23:01:29 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

+Reuters: Off duty, black cops in New York feel threat from fellow police

What’s emerging now is that, within the thin blue line of the NYPD, there is another divide - between black and white officers. [...] The officers said this included being pulled over for no reason, having their heads slammed against their cars, getting guns brandished in their faces, being thrown into prison vans and experiencing stop and frisks while shopping. The majority of the officers said they had been pulled over multiple times while driving. Five had had guns pulled on them.

#BlackLivesMatter   #EricGarner  

+Reuters: Off duty, black cops in New York feel threat from fellow police

What’s emerging now is that, within the thin blue line of the NYPD, there is another divide - between black and white officers. [...] The officers said this included being pulled over for no reason, having their heads slammed against their cars, getting guns brandished in their faces, being thrown into prison vans and experiencing stop and frisks while shopping. The majority of the officers said they had been pulled over multiple times while driving. Five had had guns pulled on them.

#BlackLivesMatter   #EricGarner  ___

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2014-12-23 00:01:10 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Happy (Almost) Christmas from the best town square on the East Coast! 

Happy (Almost) Christmas from the best town square on the East Coast! ___

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2014-12-12 01:30:59 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

FYI: The Federal Government will shutdown in less than 4 hours if members of Congress fail to reach an agreement.

Congress isn't sure it has the votes to pass a short-term budget. 

From +TIME: "In what has become Washington’s worst holiday tradition, Congress flirted with a temporary government shutdown on Thursday night, as President Obama, members of his Cabinet and senior Republican officials scrambled to line up the votes to thread a huge spending bill through the House before midnight."

There's a potential short-term deal in place, that will keep the government funded a short while longer; though, there's uncertainty whether Republicans will have enough votes to pass anything.

FYI: The Federal Government will shutdown in less than 4 hours if members of Congress fail to reach an agreement.

Congress isn't sure it has the votes to pass a short-term budget. 

From +TIME: "In what has become Washington’s worst holiday tradition, Congress flirted with a temporary government shutdown on Thursday night, as President Obama, members of his Cabinet and senior Republican officials scrambled to line up the votes to thread a huge spending bill through the House before midnight."

There's a potential short-term deal in place, that will keep the government funded a short while longer; though, there's uncertainty whether Republicans will have enough votes to pass anything.___

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2014-11-28 23:26:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Today I learned that Australian newsbroadcasters are kray and they have a brilliant sense of humour. 

h/t to +BuzzFeed's Nick Wray: http://www.buzzfeed.com/nicholaswray/broadcast-battleground-oz

Today I learned that Australian newsbroadcasters are kray and they have a brilliant sense of humour. 

h/t to +BuzzFeed's Nick Wray: http://www.buzzfeed.com/nicholaswray/broadcast-battleground-oz___

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2014-11-25 20:59:25 (0 comments, 11 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

The LGBT Community's Problem with Ferguson
A community often regarded as unwelcome to POC, has trouble responding to polarizing civil rights case.

I was shocked last night by the small response to the Ferguson Decision from the LGBT community. I've grown accustomed to some "civil rights" organizations on Facebook posting one-thousand-and-one articles per day on LGBT rights and marriage equality and other political and social issues, but last night they all went silent. Generally reactive leaders and organizations said nothing. The community that so often refers to itself as the “new civil rights movement” had so little to say in response to a major civil rights case.

Regardless anyone’s stance on the Grand Jury’s decision, the ability for so many individuals to ignore the black community’s anguish, pain, and fear highlights the elephant in theroom: it’... more »

The LGBT Community's Problem with Ferguson
A community often regarded as unwelcome to POC, has trouble responding to polarizing civil rights case.

I was shocked last night by the small response to the Ferguson Decision from the LGBT community. I've grown accustomed to some "civil rights" organizations on Facebook posting one-thousand-and-one articles per day on LGBT rights and marriage equality and other political and social issues, but last night they all went silent. Generally reactive leaders and organizations said nothing. The community that so often refers to itself as the “new civil rights movement” had so little to say in response to a major civil rights case.

Regardless anyone’s stance on the Grand Jury’s decision, the ability for so many individuals to ignore the black community’s anguish, pain, and fear highlights the elephant in the room: it’s about so much more than the decision last night; it’s about decades of oppression that are rooted in truth. Period. Full stop. To ignore the very real experiences of people of color is the problem. Even if someone believed that the officer acted in good faith when he murdered Michael Brown, that individual should appreciate the fact that the black community has - and continues to - speak out against phenomenon in the United States: racial profiling, a system that was born to oppress people of color, and a community always labeled “guilty” before facing a trial. Not to mention the fact that racial tension exists between people of color and law enforcement, that stem back to the days before the very same law enforcement was tasked with apprehending, beating, and abusing the lives of the very same people. This is about a community of millions of people, like me, who have experienced racism first-hand and who are fighting for the right to have our story heard; and to have our lives and our experiences counted. 

To call this an “old wound” is ignorant. 

In response to public and media attention, or the lack thereof, to the deaths of POC, author Mia McKenzie wrote last year “Because all our lives we [POC] are told white people’s stories--through news, television, movies, etc.--our ability to see white people as people has been pretty solid. (This is also probably due to the fact that we have never needed an excuse to kidnap, enslave, or mass murder you, which is always easier to do to a race of people when you can deny their humanity). But even in the face of all the evil that white people have perpetrated against us, most of us, in the face of some individual white person or small group of white people in pain or suffering, have still been able to feel compassion. Sympathy. Empathy.”

The Human Rights Campaign (hrc.org), often criticized for its lack of black leaders and the organization’s silence on issues impacting POC, on Thursday night released a statement in support of Michael Brown’s family and called for an end to racial profiling. Despite HRC’s mission statement, which categorizes itself as a civil rights organization, its members last night lambasted the organization, writing strongly worded (and racist) comments, rejecting HRC’s involvement in the Ferguson case. Among those comments: 

” Please cancel any membership in HRC; another example of HRC not paying attention to their mission by trying to be an authority where they do not belong. Justice was served by a fair grand jury. Shame on HRC”

”I express my disappointment in HRC.”

” Headed outside to pull my HR sticker off my car. Who ever wrote this statement is showing bias to the law.” 

” And may HRC stay out of it.”

” You will no longer be receiving money or support from this gay police officer.” 

” I give a lot of money every year and I am an openly gay officer. The facts in this case are clear and easy, Michael Brown … was a criminal, that … was killed when he treated the life and safety of Officer Darren Wilson. I am ashamed after reading this to associate myself with HRC, and I mat pull my financial support of an organization that supports an uneducated opinion and crucifixion of someone innocent, after all if anyone should know what being innocently crucified is about, it is us homos!” [sic]

MTV/Logo's NewNowNext (newnownext.com) on Thursday night shared HRC’s statement and acknowledged the news on Tuesday morning with a more cheery post, captioning: “Because we could all use some good news today.” NewNowNext appears to have moderated some of the comments on its post, but amongst those received include:

” Come on ... these people are looking for justice but can't even behave. They are rioting now... Hurting family business for what? What did those business do. What they should be doing is educating themselves  learn how to change the future to make this a better world for the next generates. But no--they will do what they know---break the law. Continue the cycle.”

”The officer was doing part of his duty. A thief resisting arrest? Showing pure ignorance…”

” I'm ashamed for you posting this. This is not about race. This is about right and wrong. Would this be the same if he was Asian? No!”

Major LGBT outlets went silent: usually hyperactive social media channels ceased posting for the evening. These outlets commonly post political commentary, political cartoons, movie reviews, pop culture commentary, etc.; but last night, many were silent. Too often at rallies and events, I hear fellow LGBT activists refer to the LGBT rights movement as “the new black” or “the new civil rights movement” - but, last night, when the black community was struck, so many went silent; I was truly astonished by the silence exhibited on Facebook and other social media from organizations and leaders whom, again, post one-thousand-and-one articles per day about myriad political and social issues. Maybe they were as heartbroken and grieving as so many others last night. 

Nevertheless, as many major LGBT outlets went silent last night, I was proud to see so many LGBT individuals and allies speak-out. These include statements from Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, Mia Farrow, Jesse Williams, Katy Perry, Andy Cohen, Kerry Washington, Uzo Aduba, and others.

That being said, I understand the severity of last night's decision. This is not an issue of ethnicity vs. ethnicity; it's about people seeking compassion and empathy to tell their story. It's about young POC growing up in a society that was designed to oppress them. It's about finally enabling our Nation to have this debate and for us to appreciate the fact that, as the  noted, though progress in the black community has been made, after each advancement there is a major backlash. The President was correct when he announced to the world last night that "communities of color aren't just making these problems up". 

#Ferguson   #BlackLivesMatter   #LGBT  ___

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2014-11-25 03:41:58 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

Relevant to the Grand Jury's decision tonight. 

It's not about whether or not the shooter is racist. It's about how poor black boys are treated as problems, well before we're treated as people. Black boys in this country cannot afford to play Cops & Robbers if we're always considered the latter. [We] don't have the luxuries of playing war if we're already in one.

Where I'm from, routine traffic stops are more like mine fields. Any wrong move can very well mean your life.___Relevant to the Grand Jury's decision tonight. 

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2014-11-25 03:06:08 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

No words tonight.

As a journalist wrote earlier today, "The Ferguson prosecutor does not sound like someone who just lost a major case, which is technically what he is (or should be)."

#Ferguson   #BlackLivesMatter  

No words tonight.

As a journalist wrote earlier today, "The Ferguson prosecutor does not sound like someone who just lost a major case, which is technically what he is (or should be)."

#Ferguson   #BlackLivesMatter  ___

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2014-11-10 18:58:21 (21 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

36.6%:  # of Americans who voted this year
Is government as much to blame as the voting populace?

Low voter turnout is a problem. The problem isn't only seen in America - it's an issue in nearly every democracy. Somehow though, every year, we complain about the low turnout expecting the same results (see: insanity). According to a wonderful +TED Talk by activist +Alessandra Orofino, voter turnout has declined since the 1980s - but, what can we do about it? 

First, we have to ask ourselves: why don't people vote?
As Orofino points out in her Talk, and as I've said countless times, voters aren't motivated... and government has failed at motivating them. 

(1) Decision-making power: Voting is important; and it is more than a right, it's power. But voters are fed-up with the impression that they yield any once theydel... more »

36.6%:  # of Americans who voted this year
Is government as much to blame as the voting populace?

Low voter turnout is a problem. The problem isn't only seen in America - it's an issue in nearly every democracy. Somehow though, every year, we complain about the low turnout expecting the same results (see: insanity). According to a wonderful +TED Talk by activist +Alessandra Orofino, voter turnout has declined since the 1980s - but, what can we do about it? 

First, we have to ask ourselves: why don't people vote?
As Orofino points out in her Talk, and as I've said countless times, voters aren't motivated... and government has failed at motivating them. 

(1) Decision-making power: Voting is important; and it is more than a right, it's power. But voters are fed-up with the impression that they yield any once they delegate that power to an individual for 2, 4, or 6 years. That isn't enough incentive to make people feel incentivized. The 2012 elections (and many other presidential elections) are monumental because voters felt that they were investing in a mutual goal: hope, like never before.

(2) The power-share between politicians and the public isn't balanced enough to encourage civic participation. 

Imagine a democracy in which citizens not only elect their politician, but are (genuinely) solicited by that politician to draft budgets, spend money, and debate (serious) ideas. For example, New York City is on track (but has a long road to go) to make citizens part of the budget process through a system called "participatory budgeting". Through participatory budgeting, New Yorkers meet with their local council members to decide how several thousand dollars will be spent in their district. This money has already been levied and is held in trust for the varying districts, so citizens don't necessarily have a role in the entire budgeting process, but it's a step forward.

(3) Local government and outdated technology. Never underestimate the power of your mayor and local elected officials. These officials, in an ideal world, would be the most accessible, approachable, understanding, and interested politicians in the outcomes of all elections; after all, decisions made on every level (local, state, federal, international) will in one way or another impact a local politician's constituency. 

One issue I've encountered in my own city is City Hall's inability to engage with residents. Each election, there's little or no signage regarding elections; little or no public mailers or emails are distributed (to my knowledge, at least); and the value and importance of voting is not instilled in the youth and most vulnerable. This is highly disconcerting.

Locally serving politicians encouraging residents to engage and participate. What a novel idea...

Here's where technology comes in: As Orofino points out in her video, cities are great at leveraging technology for already existing purposes, but they do not engage intellectual conversation nor engage their residents. For instance, my city's website enables me to report potholes or submit a letter to my mayor, but it does not actually engage me. How about a forum for ideas to improve the city? How about an interactive, real-time poll to make local decisions? No, I'm not referring to those surveys school districts often send out soliciting public feedback - I'm referring to actual decision-making polls and forums; forums that yield power to the governed. These will enable and encourage a more active and more genuine participatory government. 

Why is it important?
In an age when public lacks faith in government (13% approval ratings), and when the public's interests is often challenged by the government's, we're at a crossroads: less voter participation with increased public outrage with continued results or increased voter participation with genuine debate between policymakers and voters yielding to a more cooperative (and effective) relationship, which will, of course, yield to happier people.

What will it take to engage? ___

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2014-11-06 23:29:17 (50 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Post-Election Commentary: Who Won? $3.7 billion, what's next?


In a blog post for the Center for Responsive Politics(+OpenSecrets.org: Tracking Money in Politics) by Russ Choma, titled "Money Won on Tuesday, But Rules of the Game Changed", Choma explores the role money played in the most recent US elections, which resulted in Republicans gaining control of the Congress.

The elections are over, which means it's now time to return to business. And, while it's (disappointingly) unlikely that the Congress will achieve much through January 3rd, the show goes on. While unemployment rates are lower, the Congress must do more to protect the interests of the unemployed and help folks get back to work; the United States boasts an outdated immigration policy that requires Congress to author new language appreciative of a diverse and robust modern economy; while... more »

Post-Election Commentary: Who Won? $3.7 billion, what's next?


In a blog post for the Center for Responsive Politics(+OpenSecrets.org: Tracking Money in Politics) by Russ Choma, titled "Money Won on Tuesday, But Rules of the Game Changed", Choma explores the role money played in the most recent US elections, which resulted in Republicans gaining control of the Congress.

The elections are over, which means it's now time to return to business. And, while it's (disappointingly) unlikely that the Congress will achieve much through January 3rd, the show goes on. While unemployment rates are lower, the Congress must do more to protect the interests of the unemployed and help folks get back to work; the United States boasts an outdated immigration policy that requires Congress to author new language appreciative of a diverse and robust modern economy; while graduation rates are higher, students aren't necessarily prepared for college-level studies - hence, a revived need for Congress to more adequately appropriate money to provide for better schools that can meet the demands of students in underrepresented communities and provide teachers with the pay they deserve. Over the past several years over more than two Congresses, the Congress has earned approval ratings lower than 15-20%; it's time that members address the public's lack of faith, interest, and support. It's time that members find better ways of engaging with their communities, while leveraging the new technology, talent, ideas, and optimism our country needs to move us forward. 

One step to restoring faith with the American public may be for Congress to work with the administration in addressing the growing concern of influence in government. Perhaps Congress will address the issue that money talks far too much.

A few incredibly important mentions of money in the elections are important to recall as we move toward two years of Republican control of the Congress, effective January 2015: 

- "Democrats [increased] their reliance on small donors since 2010 while Republicans turned sharply to big dollar donors."

- "Democratic/liberal groups channeled most of their money through organizations that disclosed donors, while their more conservative counterparts relied heavily on secret sources funneling money through political nonprofits."

- "Republicans dramatically reduced their reliance on donors who gave $200 or less, while Democrats leaned on them slightly more than in 2010."

- "The cost of the average winning campaign in both the House and Senate declined"

Sources: 
(1) Russ, Choma, The Center for Responsive Politics: Money Won on Tuesday, But Rules of the Game Changed
(2) The Center for Responsive Politics: 2014 Election Overview___

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2014-10-29 23:05:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

It's about time!

+Marvel Entertainment adds diversity to its films with first standalone black superhero: Chadwick Boseman

This is a step forward. I read a fascinating article not too long ago that echoed how this impacts the lives of young people; youth who watch superhero films that don't depict or more fairly depict people who look like us.

#Diversity   #Film  

It's about time!

+Marvel Entertainment adds diversity to its films with first standalone black superhero: Chadwick Boseman

This is a step forward. I read a fascinating article not too long ago that echoed how this impacts the lives of young people; youth who watch superhero films that don't depict or more fairly depict people who look like us.

#Diversity   #Film  ___

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2014-10-26 03:09:54 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Is it already that time of year?

The tree is up at Radio City! 

Is it already that time of year?

The tree is up at Radio City! ___

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2014-10-11 23:12:42 (20 comments, 1 reshares, 198 +1s)Open 

Happy National Coming Out Day!! 

Be true to who you are, who you love and be proud.

Did You Know: Fewer than 10% of Millennials are comfortable coming out in the workplace, according to Generation Progress. 

#NCOD  

Happy National Coming Out Day!! 

Be true to who you are, who you love and be proud.

Did You Know: Fewer than 10% of Millennials are comfortable coming out in the workplace, according to Generation Progress. 

#NCOD  ___

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2014-09-24 17:13:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

My office for the day. I love you, DC. Especially Dupont Circle.

It's Turkish Restaurant Week! Try their special metal - it's huge and so reasonably priced. 

(FYI meal pictured is rice pudding.) 

My office for the day. I love you, DC. Especially Dupont Circle.

It's Turkish Restaurant Week! Try their special metal - it's huge and so reasonably priced. 

(FYI meal pictured is rice pudding.) ___

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2014-09-20 02:37:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

United States finally recognizes LGBT families.

"New census data released Thursday made a simple but substantial change in categorizing same-sex married couples: They now are considered families."

Legally married same-sex couples represent roughly 0.5% of all 56 million married US couples.

#LGBT   #Forward   #Equality  

United States finally recognizes LGBT families.

"New census data released Thursday made a simple but substantial change in categorizing same-sex married couples: They now are considered families."

Legally married same-sex couples represent roughly 0.5% of all 56 million married US couples.

#LGBT   #Forward   #Equality  ___

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2014-09-17 15:03:10 (60 comments, 6 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Countdown: US Govt Shutdown - 13 Days

For the Second Time in Less Than 1 Year, Republicans May Shutdown the United States Government:

UPDATE: Unable to reach a comprehensive agreement, the House passed a continuing resolution that funds the federal government through December 11. The Senate is expected to pass the bill and send to the President.

October 1st. That’s the deadline for Republicans to reach an agreement with the President before the federal government is shut down. At this point, Washington leaders doubt that’ll happen. Most Republicans in Congress would rather “delay” a vote until mid-December. Why? Two reasons: (1) Republicans don’t want to be seen as cooperating or compromising with the White House; (2) If Republicans win the Senate in November, they’ll have more leverage and assume that the President will cave to their demandsin December... more »

Countdown: US Govt Shutdown - 13 Days

For the Second Time in Less Than 1 Year, Republicans May Shutdown the United States Government:

UPDATE: Unable to reach a comprehensive agreement, the House passed a continuing resolution that funds the federal government through December 11. The Senate is expected to pass the bill and send to the President.

October 1st. That’s the deadline for Republicans to reach an agreement with the President before the federal government is shut down. At this point, Washington leaders doubt that’ll happen. Most Republicans in Congress would rather “delay” a vote until mid-December. Why? Two reasons: (1) Republicans don’t want to be seen as cooperating or compromising with the White House; (2) If Republicans win the Senate in November, they’ll have more leverage and assume that the President will cave to their demands in December, fully aware that they could  more easily override his veto. 


Why would the GOP want to shutdown the government?

Ahead of the November elections, the GOP needs to distance itself from the President, casting him as the reason why Washington has been a “failure”. The Republicans’ solution to Democrats “failure”: more Republicans. A shutdown will present them the opportunity to do just that.

This is the GOP’s final chance to take control of Congress. It’s risky, but if done carefully enough, the President can be labeled wholly responsible by some.

If the GOP wins, they have a better chance of convincing Americans that America needs a Republican president in 2017.

A shutdown angers and mobilizes Americans. Perhaps it would help if the GOP mobilized its base in the south to vote. 


Here’s what may happen following midterm elections:

House of Representatives: Republicans will maintain control of the House and may gain at least 1 dozen additional seats. 

Senate: Republicans have at least a 60% chance of taking over the Senate. If this happens, the President will lose all majority support in Congress. 


Overall picture: Although, the House has already been under Republican control, a Senate Republican majority will mean that the President will: (~) not have an opportunity to appoint another progressive judge to the Supreme Court if Ruth Bader Ginsburg decides to retire in the next couple of years; (~)the White House will have a more difficult time shepherding presidential nominees through the confirmation process; and, (~) though highly unlikely, Republicans could more easily try to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Photo: Doral News___

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2014-09-15 21:04:10 (43 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

After Thursday, Europe Will Never Be the Same - 
With the vote only 2 days away, here's why Scotland's independence referendum matters:

It's no secret that Britain's Queen Elizabeth II favors a "No" vote. The Queen, a product of a Scottish-English upbringing, would see the decline of the kingdom she committed her life to protect and defend. Great Britain's very identity is the wealth of diversity, resources and people that accumulate England, Scotland and Wales. Besides, if Scotland votes "Yes", in 18 months there's no guarantee that Elizabeth II will be crowned Queen of an independent Scotland's first constitutional monarchy; especially, with Scottish republicans staunchly calling for an end to the monarchy with Scotland's departure from the kingdom. 

Suffice it to say, the Queen and members of her family arec... more »

After Thursday, Europe Will Never Be the Same - 
With the vote only 2 days away, here's why Scotland's independence referendum matters:

It's no secret that Britain's Queen Elizabeth II favors a "No" vote. The Queen, a product of a Scottish-English upbringing, would see the decline of the kingdom she committed her life to protect and defend. Great Britain's very identity is the wealth of diversity, resources and people that accumulate England, Scotland and Wales. Besides, if Scotland votes "Yes", in 18 months there's no guarantee that Elizabeth II will be crowned Queen of an independent Scotland's first constitutional monarchy; especially, with Scottish republicans staunchly calling for an end to the monarchy with Scotland's departure from the kingdom. 

Suffice it to say, the Queen and members of her family are constitutionally barred from publicly expressing their opinion on the referendum. So, despite the Queen's suggestions that Scots "think very carefully about the future", there will be no outright comments from the royal family. But, the monarchy is aware that it is losing. Her Majesty’s Government is quickly rushing behind the scenes to keep Scotland in the Union. Scotland knows that its at the nearly at the end of the line here, but for the first time in almost 300 years, Scotland is nearly the biggest priority of the monarchy, the Government, and of Europe. Scotland is in a position to demand exactly what it wants whilst challenging the Government without fear of retaliation.

Scotland’s government has played its cards wisely. If it separates from the UK, the world will be watching and the UK will likely ultimately be forced to support its defect throughout its transition. (After all, it will likely keep Elizabeth II as monarch and demand the same protections - at least, respect and consideration - as any other Commonwealth Nation.) If Scotland remains in the Union, it will have greater flexibility and authority over its own taxing and spending. Scotland appreciates that politically speaking, the United Kingdom would yield slightly less international clout, because it's represents fewer people. (Scotland represents 5+ million of the UK's 60+ million population.) 

Whereas the economy is concerned: an independent Scotland = a pound-less Scotland. The UK Government has informed Scottish voters, that if they vote "Yes", they will lose the British Pound and need to form their own currency (or trade via euros, if the EU were to admit an independent Scotland). It's a bold move and means that Scotland would lose the security it currently has a member of the pound currency. The international implications here could be severe. The UK represents one of the strongest economies in the world; an independent Scotland may yield a strike to the British economy and a strike to the international economy quickly thereafter. Uncertainty about the UK and Scotland's future may easily leave European stocks in-flux for months. 

Leadership from the European Union would be in high demand, as a presumably bitter UK and new, vulnerable Scotland work to get their footing under control. If Scotland votes "Yes", the political repercussions will be severe. Political strife will plague a Briton-Scots relationship for years, if not generations to come. 

Further, constitutionally, there's no certainty about the role of the monarchy; the UK Prime Minister will continue losing political support; and Scottish liberals and conservatives will be competing for power. Without the security of the British Pound, Scotland will have to spend its dollars more conservatively and wisely than ever before, as it works out how it funds its own new debts: a military, welfare, education, corporate rebates, international trade, etc. With a retiring population, Scotland will need to determine how it provides welfare support and subsidies to its aging population; no longer will Scots be entitled to the collective British welfare system. 

That all being said, however, Scotland's bountiful natural resources (including oil and natural gas, for example) will likely serve as great sources of income for a new Scotland, regardless. (Though, some question how long these reserves will be feasible.) 

Photo: One Europe   #IndyRef   #indyref2014   #Scotland   #UK   #UnitedKingdom  ___

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2014-09-12 23:40:14 (20 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

ME & +Barack Obama

It was great to meet you too, Mr. President. Thanks for everything you do.

ME & +Barack Obama

It was great to meet you too, Mr. President. Thanks for everything you do.___

2014-09-11 02:19:24 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Pushing Smart Diplomacy on #ISIL :

The President earlier today announced that the United States would lead an international coalition of partners to address the growing threats in the Middle East and North Africa. In his address to the Nation, the President asserted that the United States was not committing itself to another war or sending more troops into the battle, but instead would supply our allies and partners with training, equipment, and intelligence necessary to defeat the growing threats of terrorism. 

After reading SE Cupp’s +New York Daily News op-ed criticizing the President’s so-called lack of leadership, I asked myself: why did Republican SE Cupp accuse the President of "following" UK Prime Minister David Cameron and other global leaders?

"We stand with people who fight for their own freedom ... We stand for freedom,for j... more »

Pushing Smart Diplomacy on #ISIL :

The President earlier today announced that the United States would lead an international coalition of partners to address the growing threats in the Middle East and North Africa. In his address to the Nation, the President asserted that the United States was not committing itself to another war or sending more troops into the battle, but instead would supply our allies and partners with training, equipment, and intelligence necessary to defeat the growing threats of terrorism. 

After reading SE Cupp’s +New York Daily News op-ed criticizing the President’s so-called lack of leadership, I asked myself: why did Republican SE Cupp accuse the President of "following" UK Prime Minister David Cameron and other global leaders?

"We stand with people who fight for their own freedom ... We stand for freedom, for justice, for unity." It was a good speech. With an ineffective Congress, unwilling to provide any additional resources or more explicit support of the President’s objectives, there's only so much the President can do. Otherwise, Republicans in the House will again find another opportunity to decry an abuse of power. What new authorities or actions of war could he have announced without Congress' broad support? The President said what needed to be clarified: a clearer outline to address ISIL and the growing threat in Syria, and the reaffirmation that the US will lead. 

Keeping the promise he made to the American people and the world when he was elected, the President is also holding Iraq accountable. Had he acted before the country was (more) stable, who knows how the Iraqi elections would have turned out? What new threat could have emerged if he'd acted prematurely?

Where Prime Minister Cameron is concerned it's worth noting a couple of things: Cameron is losing the support of even his own party, so he needs to control as much as he can right now because his administration is at stake; Scotland, an important country in the UK, is seeking to break away under his leadership control; and UK media, in my opinion, has been more frank in discussing the significant number of UK citizens who have supported ISIL. When the press reports that as many as 500 citizens have offered support to terrorists, you've got to do something. Cameron has his own political future to look out for. Cameron needs to appear to be as tough as possible right now -- and, though Cupp did not note this in her op-ed, it seems only reasonable that the Prime Minister's office consulted the White House -- so her attempts to suggest that the President has not been involved in the international debate (which this is) is a mere political ploy, which is exactly what the US does not need right now. The divisiveness, even in such times, is disappointing.___

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2014-09-07 16:34:14 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

#SundayFunday: Dupont Circle Farmers Market - Dupont Circle, Washing ton DC

#SundayFunday: Dupont Circle Farmers Market - Dupont Circle, Washing ton DC___

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2014-09-05 02:32:16 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

IN THIS TEMPLE
AS IN THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE
FOR WHOM HE SAVED THE UNION
THE MEMORY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN IS ENSHRINED FOREVER


IN THIS TEMPLE
AS IN THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE
FOR WHOM HE SAVED THE UNION
THE MEMORY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN IS ENSHRINED FOREVER
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2014-09-04 20:41:03 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

One day. #2028

One day. #2028___

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2014-09-03 19:50:19 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Oh, hello +The White House

Oh, hello +The White House___

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2014-09-02 20:32:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Isn't this stunning? h/t to +Jordan Hotmann for taking this gorgeous photo!

___Isn't this stunning? h/t to +Jordan Hotmann for taking this gorgeous photo!

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2014-08-31 16:45:20 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

h/t to +POLITICO Playbook: "A black boy born today in the United States has a life expectancy five years shorter than that of a white boy."

"The net worth of the average black household in the United States is $6,314, compared with $110,500 for the average white household, according to 2011 census data. The gap has worsened in the last decade, and the United States now has a greater wealth gap by race than South Africa did during apartheid." (Whites in America on average own almost 18 times as much as blacks; in South Africa in 1970, the ratio was about 15 times.)

"The black-white income gap is roughly 40 percent greater today than it was in 1967."

Oh, and 3 years ago, a study found that "whites, on average, believed that anti-white racism was a bigger problem than anti-black racism." 

h/t to +POLITICO Playbook: "A black boy born today in the United States has a life expectancy five years shorter than that of a white boy."

"The net worth of the average black household in the United States is $6,314, compared with $110,500 for the average white household, according to 2011 census data. The gap has worsened in the last decade, and the United States now has a greater wealth gap by race than South Africa did during apartheid." (Whites in America on average own almost 18 times as much as blacks; in South Africa in 1970, the ratio was about 15 times.)

"The black-white income gap is roughly 40 percent greater today than it was in 1967."

Oh, and 3 years ago, a study found that "whites, on average, believed that anti-white racism was a bigger problem than anti-black racism." ___

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2014-08-29 22:59:39 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Not only is she one of Congress' strongest Democrats, Nita Lowey is one of the finest members of Congress to have had the privilege of representing Westchester County. 

Not only is she one of Congress' strongest Democrats, Nita Lowey is one of the finest members of Congress to have had the privilege of representing Westchester County. ___

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2014-08-29 21:07:09 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Obama #selfie

This doesn't feel like real life, guys. But yes, that is President Obama behind me

Obama #selfie

This doesn't feel like real life, guys. But yes, that is President Obama behind me___

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2014-08-29 01:57:17 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Arianna Grande's mother was chased down the street by a flock of pre teens. 

Arianna Grande's mother was chased down the street by a flock of pre teens. ___

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2014-08-25 23:56:18 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

DUMBO (Brooklyn) is a real treat.

#SummerInTheCity 

DUMBO (Brooklyn) is a real treat.

#SummerInTheCity ___

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2014-08-24 21:14:34 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Mesmerizing view of the Met Life Building. 

Mesmerizing view of the Met Life Building. ___

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2014-08-24 17:30:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

The City of Gotham

I return after my mini weekend getaway! 

The City of Gotham

I return after my mini weekend getaway! ___

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2014-08-23 21:06:17 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

View of Hell's Kitchen, New York City


View of Hell's Kitchen, New York City
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2014-08-23 00:10:56 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

House of Congress Trolls

The United States House of Representatives, led by Republican +John Boehner has been banned by +Wikipedia from editing articles, after congressional staffers and/or Representatives were found harassing and cyber bullying transgender individuals. This is the third time that the House of Representatives has been banned by Wikipedia.

And it's no wonder the House won't pass the Employment Non Discrimination Act.

House of Congress Trolls

The United States House of Representatives, led by Republican +John Boehner has been banned by +Wikipedia from editing articles, after congressional staffers and/or Representatives were found harassing and cyber bullying transgender individuals. This is the third time that the House of Representatives has been banned by Wikipedia.

And it's no wonder the House won't pass the Employment Non Discrimination Act.___

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2014-08-22 18:17:00 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

What's for lunch? A falafel sandwich!

Not pictured: fries with aoli seasoning.

Bet you can't find this in CA, +Mike Elgan. Well, probably, but not as cool as NYC overall. :) 

What's for lunch? A falafel sandwich!

Not pictured: fries with aoli seasoning.

Bet you can't find this in CA, +Mike Elgan. Well, probably, but not as cool as NYC overall. :) ___

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2014-08-21 22:41:26 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Protecting one's privacy and security on social media

Check out this great write-up in Reputation Management on protecting one's privacy and security online. There are a few dos-and-donts, as well as Google+ suggestions (amongst others) from yours truly! 

#SocialMedia   #Privacy   #Security

Protecting one's privacy and security on social media

Check out this great write-up in Reputation Management on protecting one's privacy and security online. There are a few dos-and-donts, as well as Google+ suggestions (amongst others) from yours truly! 

#SocialMedia   #Privacy   #Security___

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2014-08-21 01:00:09 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Having a proper cuppa tea and a Coronation chicken sandwich with some of my favourite Britons in town. Seriously, when are you mates going to send me to London?

Having a proper cuppa tea and a Coronation chicken sandwich with some of my favourite Britons in town. Seriously, when are you mates going to send me to London?___

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2014-08-20 23:01:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Best New Series: Extant 

CBS's new series, Extant, is easily one of the best new series out there. Starring Halle Berry, the cast features a class of true performers, with a few familiar faces. 

Extant is difficult to sum-up, simple because there are a couple of storylines woven together so perfectly. Regardless, each episode leaves you craving for more! 

Extant tells the story of an astronaut, Halle Berry's character, who has just returned to earth after spending 13 months in space. While re-acclimating herself to her work, family and life, she learns that somehow she is involved in a corrupt plot, which may or may not have brought alien life forms to earth. Meanwhile, there's a lot of drama, involving her husband, her son (who is not human), her best friend, and her predecesor, who is on-the-run. 

With a sci-fi edge, Extant is aneas... more »

Best New Series: Extant 

CBS's new series, Extant, is easily one of the best new series out there. Starring Halle Berry, the cast features a class of true performers, with a few familiar faces. 

Extant is difficult to sum-up, simple because there are a couple of storylines woven together so perfectly. Regardless, each episode leaves you craving for more! 

Extant tells the story of an astronaut, Halle Berry's character, who has just returned to earth after spending 13 months in space. While re-acclimating herself to her work, family and life, she learns that somehow she is involved in a corrupt plot, which may or may not have brought alien life forms to earth. Meanwhile, there's a lot of drama, involving her husband, her son (who is not human), her best friend, and her predecesor, who is on-the-run. 

With a sci-fi edge, Extant is an easy-to-watch mystery drama series with a bit of an action twist to it. There's purpose to each scene, a message in every dialog and beautiful photography. It's worth a watch!

#Television   #TV   #Review  ___

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