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Lerato Majikfaerie

Lerato Majikfaerie Verified in Google 

Gorgeous Green Goddess. Cult Mistress.

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Location: New South Wales, Australia

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Ingress4,617,729Join the battle for Obsidian. The Resistance, led by Jahan and the Enlightened, led by The Acolyte are locked in a struggle to uncover ancient XM objects hidden by a ancient Roman explorer. Their hope? To redefine the balance of power between the two Factions, and between the Shapers and the N’zeer.  For start times, detailed information, registration, merchandise, and to order event tickets - click on the proper city registration link. To be eligible to receive the #Obsidian in-app medal, you must order an event ticket/kit (free or paid)*. *Primary: Rio de Janeiro, Brasil - Flash Shard Event (Rio Only)* - https://goo.gl/FxLHCA Hamamatsu, Japan - http://goo.gl/NSiqdh  Madrid, Spain - http://goo.gl/fqQqPq  Milwaukee, WI, USA - http://goo.gl/CosG98  Seattle, WA, USA - http://goo.gl/JC4MP7  GORUCK event registrations: Sign up here: http://ruck.ly/1NNFuZ8  Niantic recommends contacting your faction’s event city POC from this list to coordinate further on or off site activities: https://goo.gl/lsbIUu  XM Anomalies are free player events that bring together hundreds of Resistance and Enlightened Agents of all levels for an intense burst of walking, running, and biking gameplay.  *On-site participants will be awarded a medal code if a Supporter Kit has been purchased or a free one selected in advance upon checking-in at the event with a Niantic employee or authorized agent in person. Only those off-site support participants who ordered a Supporter Kit or the free option is selected AND served either in the role of intel operator, those involved with fielding, those involved with recharging portals, and those involved with the movement of shards/artifacts will be eligible for an in-app medal. Remote support most coordinate with their faction POC in advance to determine the eligibility criteria. Obsidian FAQs - https://support.ingress.com/hc/articles/212001897Obsidian2016-02-27 06:00:001216  
Ingress4,617,7294PM Group Photo @ Pirrama Park (pin location); 11-15 Pirrama Road 5PM Measurement 1 Pyrmont Wharves 6PM Measurement 2 Darling Harbour 7pm Measurement 3 Millers Point 8PM Measurement 4 The Rocks 8:30PM Afterparty @ Cafe Chicane; 20 Bond Street.   All times are local. *Please note that in order to attend this XM Anomaly, you MUST register and order your tickets here in order to receive an Abaddon in-app medal:* http://events.ingress.com/xmanomalies/abaddon/sydney This event is a part of the #Abaddon Anomaly Series, spanning the globe in over 28 cities. The world around you is not what it seems.  Statues, public art, and historical sites have been activated as Ingress Portals.  XM Anomalies are free player events that bring together hundreds of Resistance and Enlightened Agents of all Levels for an intense burst of walking, running, and biking gameplay.  Find your faction leaders for this event at: https://goo.gl/3rpQKT Sydney Details Clusters: https://www.ingress.com/intel?ll=-33.864201,151.200889&z=14 Cluster Portals (text): https://goo.gl/bmQNNJ IQTech Rules and Scoring Details: https://goo.gl/Wb8KDj MEASUREMENT TIMES: The Measurement Times below are in CST, China Standard Time. This Satellite Anomaly runs in sync with the NEW TAIPEI CITY Primary Anomaly. Measurement 1: 14:00 Measurement 2: 15:00 Measurement 3: 16:00 Measurement 4: 17:00#Abaddon XM Anomaly Satellite Sydney, Australia2015-11-14 16:00:00145  
Ingress4,617,729*Anomaly Schedule (times in JST/GMT+9 in-sync with Sendai Primary Site):* Measurement 1: 13:30 Measurement 2: 14:30 Measurement 3: 15:30 Measurement 4: 16:30 The world around you is not what it seems. Statues, public art, and historical sites have been activated as Ingress Portals. XM Anomalies are free player events that bring together hundreds of Resistance and Enlightened Agents of all Levels for an intense burst of walking, running, and biking gameplay. After the Anomaly, Agents rendezvous at the Cross-Faction Meetup to celebrate and meet new recruits. It’s time to move. New to Anomalies? We were all Level 1 once. Here are pro-tips to help you get started: 1. When planning to go to an Anomaly, reach out to your local RES or ENL lead. Find your local Faction lead (http://goo.gl/u56G6w). 2. Focus efforts on building rather than destroying by deploying Resonators and establishing Links and Fields.#Persepolis XM Anomaly Satellite: Perth, AU2015-06-20 11:30:00383  
Ingress4,617,729Measurement Times are in-sync with the Kyoto Primary Site (GMT+9): 2PM (GMT+9) Measurement 1 3PM (GMT+9) Measurement 2 4PM (GMT+9) Measurement 3 5PM (GMT+9) Measurement 4 Clusters 1-4: http://goo.gl/bMnx0G Primary: Kyoto, JP http://goo.gl/Xmsv5W Remote: Adelaide, AU http://goo.gl/ca5Kzc Remote: Christchurch, NZ http://goo.gl/LpqeWm Remote: Guangzhou, CN http://goo.gl/rynGPy Primary: Hanover, DE http://goo.gl/fR4Mzw  Remote: Cardiff, UK http://goo.gl/EFqXQC Remote: Reykjavik, IS http://goo.gl/znnK7o Remote: Yekaterinburg, RU http://goo.gl/Rm0aLB Primary: Pasadena, CA, US http://goo.gl/5fg6IT  Remote: Denver, CO, US http://goo.gl/sCq6sR Remote: Lima, PE http://goo.gl/S2oL6A Remote: Orlando, FL, US http://goo.gl/fKXNzH #Shonin  XM Anomaly Satellite: Adelaide, AU2015-03-28 14:30:00361  
Hanna Silver32,476@110051010103763256318 is a band consisting of @106684055695094351492 and @117660482641811999814 . A crowd funding campaign is being run to release their new album at http://pozible.com/tpos . If we get 25 supporters by Saturday 1.30pm (Melbourne time), Hanna will do a special crab dance to one of the new Prince Of Seagulls songs! $10 gets you a digital download of the album. $20 gets you the CD mailed to you. Plus more perks for high rollers!Hanna dances for The Prince Of Seagulls crowd funding campaign!2014-05-31 05:30:0037  
Ingress4,617,729Join Niantic Labs' @113686253941057080055 at The Plough Inn in Brisbane. All Agents are welcome. Share your Scanner suggestions, and meet local Agents face to face. For new recruits: Ingress transforms the real world into a global "game." Get it on Google Play at http://goo.gl/9k3aKF #Ingress  Cross-Faction Meetup at The Plough Inn, Brisbane2014-05-21 18:00:0031  
Ingress4,617,729Measurement Times in sync with Melbourne (13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 AEST). *MAY 17:*  Melbourne http://goo.gl/BFg59R  Kansas City http://goo.gl/5iBAod  SATELLITE SITES  Auckland http://goo.gl/9OFc4b  Brisbane http://goo.gl/u7XBFZ  Cheyenne http://goo.gl/WD2eJm  Sioux Falls http://goo.gl/BSS5ov  #Interitus  #Interitus XM Anomaly Satellite Site: Brisbane2014-05-17 12:00:00263  
Ingress4,617,729*ANOMALY SCHEDULE:*  12:00 Group photo and Operation Readiness Packs at Parliament  13:00 M1  14:00 M2  15:00 M3  16:00 M4  16:30 - 18:30 Cross-Faction Meetup at Perseverance *MAY 17:*  Melbourne http://goo.gl/BFg59R  Kansas City http://goo.gl/5iBAod  SATELLITE SITES  Auckland http://goo.gl/9OFc4b  Brisbane http://goo.gl/u7XBFZ  Cheyenne http://goo.gl/WD2eJm  Sioux Falls http://goo.gl/BSS5ov  #Interitus  #Interitus XM Anomaly Primary Site: Melbourne2014-05-17 11:30:00499  
Project HEAL126,140Join Project HEAL co-founders +Liana Rosenman  and Kristina Saffran, along with additional members of Project HEAL including: Executive Director +Sara Brody  Advisory Board member Benjamin O’Keefe, Utah chapter leader +Ali Hougnou, and more -as we share our personal experiences and advice on eating disorder recovery during the holiday season. We will also talk about our non-profit Project HEAL, upcoming events/activities, and how you can get involved! Project HEAL- Holiday Hangout On Air!2013-12-20 23:30:0067  
Jens Spaniel1,206Many agents gave their best. We gave our best! And what seem to be impossible... It become happen! We read already many report and the next days there will be more reports. But many of you do not like writing reports. But you took photos. Or you have one, two sentence to say what you experienced. Do please share this. And add your photos and what you did and experienced and leave a comment here! Thank you all. Nobody could imagine how much this event gave to us! #Unight8 #U8Completed *Edit* @113529487051291050537 will use some of your photos and comments for our official report. So we can help her when you add a comment to your photo where you leave some information, especially the place where it was taken. You can also share screenshots. But keep in mind: as I heard there should exist some (brilliant) tools which show some maps. But Niantic does not like these tools.... ;-)Unight8 Share your experience!2013-11-16 00:00:00700  
Julia Robertson10,195*Where:* See map :) http://goo.gl/maps/10EgE *Updated Map* *Who:* You! Photographers of all skill and levels. From beginners to pros. What if you only have a phone camera? YES! you too! *Why:* To celebrate the two year anniversary of Google+ by those of us in the G+ photo community. To hang out with other fun Google+ photographers. To SHARE MORE PHOTOS! To meet new and interesting people. *Cost:* All Free! The best things in life are free right?  *The finer details* If you are catching public transport we are starting at Roma Street Parkland's (Roma Street Station) and are finishing at The south bank side of the Good Will bridge (South Bank Station) alternately you can park at either end and catch the train back to your car. There is parking at both ends of the walk. We will start the walk at 1pm from the Waterfall at the parklands. Those who wish to arrive earlier and take advantage of the extra tme are more than welcome to. If there are enough people interested a sausage sizzle can be arranged for 11:30am behind the waterfall. We aim to be on the Goodwill Bridge by 4:45pm to take advantage of the sun set. There are a lot of places at the end of the walk for coffee food etc. If you have any questions please do If you would be interested in the sausage sizzle please contact me directly. *The categories for this years Photo Contest are:* Macro  Wildlife  Portrait  Landscape  Architecture  Black & White  Sunrise/Sunset  Photo Contest Rules: Entries are ONLY open to participants in one of the listed G+ Anniversary Photowalks on June 29th. The photo must have been taken during your photowalk and you can not enter it in more than one category.G + 2 Year Anniversary photowalk Brisbane2013-06-29 13:00:0036  
The LittleBigFund109,040Join one of three LGBT organizations we're featuring for July to discuss their story, their strategy and their difficulties. Read their story over on our website :: http://bit.ly/13I7U12 :: and then come here to ask questions that we'll answer live on air.  This is your chance to get to know the organizations your donations can help. We value transparency, openness, and want to give you the opportunity to make informed decisions about how to help the world around you. So go ahead! What do you want to know about the Q Center's SMYRC?The story of the Q Center's SMYRC2013-06-22 01:00:009  
Paul Roustan45,758Some of you guessed correctly the model I'll be painting this Thursday... +Jessi June!  Hooray! I know the 11am EST start time is strange because most americans will be at work, but guess what? So, will Jessi and I... at least some of you Europeans will finally get to view one of these body paint hangouts in the evening.  *WARNING* There will be nudity. So this is not for the faint of heart. Oh, and gamers, just wait until you see what I paint on her :) I will be posting the On Air Hangout here when the url is available. p.s. this is my first time trying the _Event_ setup dealy. My apologies if you get unwanted notifications.NSFW Body Painting JESSI JUNE Live On Air NSFW2013-02-28 17:00:00860  
Carra Riley54,241Help celebrate International Peace Day September 21, 2012 Post your photos of peace on this event and share the concept of World Peace....EASY..... just go up to "add photo" and post your photo of peace.   #PeaceDay Then tell your circles to come over and share too! Google+ friends sponsoring this event @111983961140937248134  Canada   @116905863525318361853   Arizona @117978225340034837729  Chicagoland Illinois @107463194690369779643  Florida  @108210288375340023376  Colorado   @113129299593678810557   Israel  @110314870942359593103  France @106049828009478130206  California  @107958599012052618167   Kansas City, Missouri  @103236949470535942612  Switzerland  @103698889037599783920  from midwest USA and @107617466014078748111  from Rhode Island USA @108274011286866375808  from Malaysia is helping with creating the final #peaceday  Circles   Thank you Vince!   @110314870942359593103 from #France  is personal friends with the Founder of @114229915466266170391  and the actual person who got the UN to recognize #PeaceDay  in 2002, Jeremy Gilley. There will be a LIVE from #London  event live streaming on youtube on the actual Peace Day, Friday, September 21, 2012.   Less than 5 hours away.... attend #PeaceDay with the founder Jeremy Gilley  Be part of the live streaming from London: "....headline performance from Elton John in his only London show this year plus performances from James Morrison, 2CELLOS and introductions by Peace One Day founder, Jeremy Gilley, Peace One Day Ambassador, Jude Law and Lily Cole. The show is set to be the biggest event of Peace One Day’s groundbreaking 13-year history and you can watch it on our official YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/peaceoneday) and on the @114229915466266170391 page." The UN link shares a bit more about the International Day of Peace also known as #PeaceDay "I urge everyone, between now and 21 September, to think about how they can contribute. Let us work together ...... sustainable development, sustainable peace… and a secure future for all." UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPIhF_GRLIQ  UN #peaceday support video!   Much more about the Peace Day and link to all events around the world. http://peaceoneday.org "The International Day of Peace, a.k.a. "Peace Day" provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982........ Anyone, anywhere can celebrate Peace Day. It can be as simple as lighting a candle at noon, or just sitting in silent meditation. Or it can involve getting your co-workers, organization, community or government engaged in a large event. The impact if millions of people in all parts of the world, coming together for one day of peace, is immense." *Join in shaPeace Day2012-09-26 09:30:00625  

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2016-08-14 15:44:29 (28 comments; 1 reshares; 52 +1s; )Open 

I know it's on the late side, but I have to get this off my chest.

I'm posting this with the hopes that I can convince people to never click a Daily Beast article ever again. Their actions weren't just amoral, or immoral, even. Their actions were reprehensible and have put people's lives at risk.

The short of it is, the author of the now-deleted article was trying to do a piece on sexytime at the Olympics, and Tinder wasn't working well enough, so he thought that using Grindr to lure (often closeted) gay athletes into the open was a marvelous idea. And The Daily Beast agreed, and posted the story.

In the US, "outing" someone can ruin families, cost jobs, and end up with people being ostracized.

Outside the US, people get ostracized, put in jail (sometimes their families too) and in some cases are sent to their deaths - if not... more »

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2016-08-11 13:43:19 (12 comments; 9 reshares; 117 +1s; )Open 

A little history.

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2016-08-11 13:43:19 (12 comments; 9 reshares; 117 +1s; )Open 

A little history.

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2016-08-27 06:52:44 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

Best omelette ever
Teenlet made lunch today. Srsly the best fluffiest, tasty omelette of all time. With fresh basil and three kinds of cheese and extra bacon and a little chilli. Omg.
#foodporn 

Best omelette ever
Teenlet made lunch today. Srsly the best fluffiest, tasty omelette of all time. With fresh basil and three kinds of cheese and extra bacon and a little chilli. Omg.
#foodporn ___

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2016-08-27 06:40:37 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 30 +1s; )Open 

We don't care what your gender is - you can use the bathroom
#LGBTQ #gender #bathroom #canada

Canada's largest fair, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto, which attracts thousands of attendees every year, has adopted gender-neutral restrooms with a sign that reads, “we don’t care”.

The signs on bathrooms at the fair, designed by artist Peregrine Honig, depict a mashup of the traditional male / female pictograms and the caption "we don't care". according to the general manager of CNE, Virginia Ludy, the signs had received a great deal of praise.
Lindy was quoted as saying the organisers wanted to find signs that reflected the new gender neutral bathroom policy while showing support for the trans community.
“We thought it said exactly what we wanted to say. It doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman, you can usethis wash r... more »

We don't care what your gender is - you can use the bathroom
#LGBTQ #gender #bathroom #canada

Canada's largest fair, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto, which attracts thousands of attendees every year, has adopted gender-neutral restrooms with a sign that reads, “we don’t care”.

The signs on bathrooms at the fair, designed by artist Peregrine Honig, depict a mashup of the traditional male / female pictograms and the caption "we don't care". according to the general manager of CNE, Virginia Ludy, the signs had received a great deal of praise.
Lindy was quoted as saying the organisers wanted to find signs that reflected the new gender neutral bathroom policy while showing support for the trans community.
“We thought it said exactly what we wanted to say. It doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman, you can use this wash room.”
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2016-08-27 01:53:13 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 43 +1s; )Open 

Hug a kraken today
#tentacular 

Hug a kraken today
#tentacular ___

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2016-08-26 14:30:38 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 31 +1s; )Open 

Spring is in the air. There's still a bit of a chill when the sun isn't out, but the garden is abundant with flowers and I'm enjoying so much just wandering around the forest and enjoying the lush nature.
So today I'm grateful for the end of winter
I'm grateful for gorgeous followers
I'm grateful for the myriad fruit trees blossoming with the promise of tasty harvest in the months to come.

#dailygratitude

Spring is in the air. There's still a bit of a chill when the sun isn't out, but the garden is abundant with flowers and I'm enjoying so much just wandering around the forest and enjoying the lush nature.
So today I'm grateful for the end of winter
I'm grateful for gorgeous followers
I'm grateful for the myriad fruit trees blossoming with the promise of tasty harvest in the months to come.

#dailygratitude___

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2016-08-26 01:46:25 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 31 +1s; )Open 

Prehistoric miniature lion fossil discovered in Australia named after Sir David Attenborough
#Australia #science #wildlife
It's an adorable handbag-sized lion from 18 million years ago! Can I have one as a pet?

Teeth and bone fragments from the kitten-sized predator, named Microleo attenboroughi, _were found in limestone deposits at the Riversleigh World Heritage Fossil site in north-western Queensland.
The researchers named the new species after the British broadcasting legend because of his work promoting the famous fossil site, which provides a record of nearly 25 million years of Australia's natural history._


Prehistoric miniature lion fossil discovered in Australia named after Sir David Attenborough
#Australia #science #wildlife
It's an adorable handbag-sized lion from 18 million years ago! Can I have one as a pet?

Teeth and bone fragments from the kitten-sized predator, named Microleo attenboroughi, _were found in limestone deposits at the Riversleigh World Heritage Fossil site in north-western Queensland.
The researchers named the new species after the British broadcasting legend because of his work promoting the famous fossil site, which provides a record of nearly 25 million years of Australia's natural history._
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2016-08-25 13:45:09 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 55 +1s; )Open 

Yesterday it rained a lot. Really a lot. The creek flooded. A lot, very fast. Which is not a problem, we're safe at home with plenty of supplies. I'm grateful for being prepared to survive the zombie apocalypse... But kidlet was out. Which is a problem, because I had no way to get my car out to pick her up from circus class. So I'm incredibly grateful that one of my extra daughters could pick her up and kidlet could stay with them. Super grateful.
Today the sun is shining and kidlet is home again, and I'm grateful for her. She's such a mature, intelligent person.
And it's the end of the day and I'm most of all grateful for a nice glass of wine and some dark chocolate.

#dailygratitude 

Yesterday it rained a lot. Really a lot. The creek flooded. A lot, very fast. Which is not a problem, we're safe at home with plenty of supplies. I'm grateful for being prepared to survive the zombie apocalypse... But kidlet was out. Which is a problem, because I had no way to get my car out to pick her up from circus class. So I'm incredibly grateful that one of my extra daughters could pick her up and kidlet could stay with them. Super grateful.
Today the sun is shining and kidlet is home again, and I'm grateful for her. She's such a mature, intelligent person.
And it's the end of the day and I'm most of all grateful for a nice glass of wine and some dark chocolate.

#dailygratitude ___

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2016-08-25 06:01:54 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 45 +1s; )Open 

Magic basil bouquet
Now, a bouquet of basil is nice and all... but it's not ART. Until I added several filters with apps on my phone - now it's a masterpiece.

Magic basil bouquet
Now, a bouquet of basil is nice and all... but it's not ART. Until I added several filters with apps on my phone - now it's a masterpiece.___

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2016-08-25 05:50:29 (7 comments; 2 reshares; 66 +1s; )Open 

Flags of countries where homosexuality is still illegal sewn into couture gown and modelled by a transgender model in a gorgeous display of art and raising awareness
#LGBTQ #gender #trans #humanrights

At the EuroPride festival in Amsterdam back in July, participants in the parade’s opening walk carried the flags of 72 different countries where homosexuality is still outlawed; in 12 of those 72, the death penalty is punishment for the crime. A team of artists has now come together to show support for these places where oppressed communities continue to fight for equality.

Cultuur en Ontspanningscentrum (COC), the oldest global center for LGBTQ+ advocacy, collected those diverse flags and partnered with fashion designer Matthijs van Bergen and artist Oeri van Woezik to sew them together into a couture dress. It was made to fit Valentijn De Hingh, IMG Models’ firsttra... more »

Flags of countries where homosexuality is still illegal sewn into couture gown and modelled by a transgender model in a gorgeous display of art and raising awareness
#LGBTQ #gender #trans #humanrights

At the EuroPride festival in Amsterdam back in July, participants in the parade’s opening walk carried the flags of 72 different countries where homosexuality is still outlawed; in 12 of those 72, the death penalty is punishment for the crime. A team of artists has now come together to show support for these places where oppressed communities continue to fight for equality.

Cultuur en Ontspanningscentrum (COC), the oldest global center for LGBTQ+ advocacy, collected those diverse flags and partnered with fashion designer Matthijs van Bergen and artist Oeri van Woezik to sew them together into a couture dress. It was made to fit Valentijn De Hingh, IMG Models’ first transgender model as well as the official Trans Ambassador for EuroPride. Photographer Pieter Henket was brought on board to capture an image of the piece, choosing Rijksmuseum (the city’s national arts and culture museum) as the photo's backdrop.___

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2016-08-23 03:06:23 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Baby Great White Shark
#shark #science #savesharks
Researchers video tagging a baby great white shark - hopefully we will learn about the breeding of these beautiful creatures so we can better protect them. We still don't know where and how great whites give birth, and the very young babies are virtually unseen.
But look at the adorable baby sharkling! 

Baby Great White Shark
#shark #science #savesharks
Researchers video tagging a baby great white shark - hopefully we will learn about the breeding of these beautiful creatures so we can better protect them. We still don't know where and how great whites give birth, and the very young babies are virtually unseen.
But look at the adorable baby sharkling! ___

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2016-08-22 15:00:33 (12 comments; 1 reshares; 59 +1s; )Open 

It's been a long day.
But I'm grateful for an awesome lunch out with the best ever burgers. Even though I ate too much.

I'm grateful for a nice day with Shark Girl, we braved an obnoxious shopping mall in search of something we didn't find, but we got special chocolate.

I'm grateful for a little fun playing ingress. Though I managed to fall down quite dramatically trying to get to a remote portal in thick bushland after dark.

And now I very much appreciate being home and snug and warm with my feet up.

#dailygratitude #3things

It's been a long day.
But I'm grateful for an awesome lunch out with the best ever burgers. Even though I ate too much.

I'm grateful for a nice day with Shark Girl, we braved an obnoxious shopping mall in search of something we didn't find, but we got special chocolate.

I'm grateful for a little fun playing ingress. Though I managed to fall down quite dramatically trying to get to a remote portal in thick bushland after dark.

And now I very much appreciate being home and snug and warm with my feet up.

#dailygratitude #3things___

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2016-08-22 02:13:46 (21 comments; 3 reshares; 59 +1s; )Open 

Turkish LGBTQ community march in protest against the brutal murder of a transgender woman
#LGBTQ #humanrights #gender #turkey
Hundreds of people have taken to the streets in Istanbul following the torture and killing of a transgender woman earlier this month.
The protestors are calling for justice for the brutal killing, and an end to the discrimination and hate crimes faced by the trans community in Turkey.
My heart is with them. 

Turkish LGBTQ community march in protest against the brutal murder of a transgender woman
#LGBTQ #humanrights #gender #turkey
Hundreds of people have taken to the streets in Istanbul following the torture and killing of a transgender woman earlier this month.
The protestors are calling for justice for the brutal killing, and an end to the discrimination and hate crimes faced by the trans community in Turkey.
My heart is with them. ___

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2016-08-22 02:08:21 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 30 +1s; )Open 

Amazing ceramic sculptures that look like intricate wooden carvings
#art #sculpture #awesome
This work is simply amazing! These exquisite pieces run from the gorgeous to the grotesque, each of them beautiful - ceramics creating the illusion of wood.
You simply must click through to see them all. 

Amazing ceramic sculptures that look like intricate wooden carvings
#art #sculpture #awesome
This work is simply amazing! These exquisite pieces run from the gorgeous to the grotesque, each of them beautiful - ceramics creating the illusion of wood.
You simply must click through to see them all. ___

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2016-08-21 16:06:18 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Happy #SpiderSunday - Happy Face spiders!
How can you not love spiders when they have a happy face?

Via +stuart richman​ #spider 

Happy #SpiderSunday - Happy Face spiders!
How can you not love spiders when they have a happy face?

Via +stuart richman​ #spider ___

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2016-08-21 16:02:18 (22 comments; 1 reshares; 64 +1s; )Open 

Today I'm grateful for getting all my laundry done. Every last thing washed, dry, folded, sorted and put away. Usually I just do one machine load and only the urgent stuff and there's always stuff left over till next time. But today I did all of it. I'm feeling quite a sense of accomplishment.

And I'm grateful for a clean house. I did all the floors and dusted everywhere (even in corners and around furniture!) normally I clean one bit each day, so the entire house is never all freshly clean all at the same time. It's never filthy, just in a well paced cycle of low grade tidiness. Only I achieved all the things! Even all the dishes!

I'm grateful for teenlet. She was super helpful and did many things without being asked or reminded. She made a very tasty omelette for lunch with a spicy sorpressa and havarti cheese. And she's doing an interesting project on... more »

Today I'm grateful for getting all my laundry done. Every last thing washed, dry, folded, sorted and put away. Usually I just do one machine load and only the urgent stuff and there's always stuff left over till next time. But today I did all of it. I'm feeling quite a sense of accomplishment.

And I'm grateful for a clean house. I did all the floors and dusted everywhere (even in corners and around furniture!) normally I clean one bit each day, so the entire house is never all freshly clean all at the same time. It's never filthy, just in a well paced cycle of low grade tidiness. Only I achieved all the things! Even all the dishes!

I'm grateful for teenlet. She was super helpful and did many things without being asked or reminded. She made a very tasty omelette for lunch with a spicy sorpressa and havarti cheese. And she's doing an interesting project on coal seam gas mining. Definitely a daughter to be proud of.

Today I told her I'm impressed with how she dealt the negative, petty attitudes of some other people; I told her I'm proud to see her rise above... And she said 'yeah, I rise - just call me helium'. Hahaha.

#dailygratitude #3things #domesticgoddess___

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2016-08-21 15:47:56 (14 comments; 1 reshares; 34 +1s; )Open 

+Snuggleshark Blåhaj​ can confirm.
#shark

illustration of how +Snuggleshark Blåhaj snuggles people ...

ping: +Lerato Majikfaerie ___+Snuggleshark Blåhaj​ can confirm.
#shark

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2016-08-21 14:52:18 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 30 +1s; )Open 

Say hello to my little friend
He just wants to be friends. And he's so tiny and so adorable!
#SpiderSunday #spider
+Spider Sunday​ curated by +Kimberly Hosey​ and +Lerato Majikfaerie​

Say hello to my little friend
He just wants to be friends. And he's so tiny and so adorable!
#SpiderSunday #spider
+Spider Sunday​ curated by +Kimberly Hosey​ and +Lerato Majikfaerie​___

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2016-08-21 07:49:23 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 35 +1s; )Open 

Amazing waterfall in a cave
The most beautiful place in the world is still just a pretty picture, but it's not ART until it's been run through a lot of filters.

Amazing waterfall in a cave
The most beautiful place in the world is still just a pretty picture, but it's not ART until it's been run through a lot of filters.___

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2016-08-20 15:10:02 (13 comments; 1 reshares; 88 +1s; )Open 

Today I'm grateful for teenlet's godfather. He's on the other side of the world so we don't see him often, but he's a special kind of awesome and I know he'll always be there for us.
He raced from India to Brazil, even running 10km up a mountain to get there on time to help me through giving birth.
We still have the baby blanket he brought. It's been with us on all our travels.

He travelled with me and kidlet when she was a baby and I was a single mum backpacking through Central and North America with a baby. He helped me set up a tent in northern California and took kidlet out to help her learning to walk when I was exhausted and needed a break. He helped me hitch a ride across Canada from BC to Quebec, and went on an epic mission to get kidlet into a hockey stadium, because he saw it as a sacred duty to introduce kidlet to ice hockey. And he got her her... more »

Today I'm grateful for teenlet's godfather. He's on the other side of the world so we don't see him often, but he's a special kind of awesome and I know he'll always be there for us.
He raced from India to Brazil, even running 10km up a mountain to get there on time to help me through giving birth.
We still have the baby blanket he brought. It's been with us on all our travels.

He travelled with me and kidlet when she was a baby and I was a single mum backpacking through Central and North America with a baby. He helped me set up a tent in northern California and took kidlet out to help her learning to walk when I was exhausted and needed a break. He helped me hitch a ride across Canada from BC to Quebec, and went on an epic mission to get kidlet into a hockey stadium, because he saw it as a sacred duty to introduce kidlet to ice hockey. And he got her her first hockey stick and taught her that Gretzky is the greatest.

We were together in Turkey when kidlet was a toddler, and he was there helping when I was camping at a festival in Germany. And again in Thailand. All over the world, time and again, he's been there, being awesome.

So it's been a few years and we lost touch a bit. But as soon as I reach out and say kidlet needs help, he's there again (well, not here - but thanks to the internet we can be together anywhere).

Is a rare thing in this world to have someone awesome, loyal, trustworthy, supportive and loving.
So for Tio DenZil I'm very, very grateful.

(photo circa September 2004, Ontario)___

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2016-08-19 14:33:41 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Drink Bruce!
Shark Girl brought home this juice and it reminded me of +Bruce Shark​
Also it's hilarious -
"BRUCE - Good, Better, Bruce"
"Perfect world you" aspires to the ideal life. "Real world you" lives in the Real World where intentions are good but outcomes fall short
I don't even know what that means, but it cracks me up.

Bruce makes tasty nutritious products so you don't have to. (Thanks for that Bruce)
Yep! Thanks Bruce!

And the best part
Shake Bruce before drinking. Just don't tire yourself out. You've got a big day.
Keep Bruce chilled
Yeah +Bruce Shark​ stay chilled.

#hilarible


Drink Bruce!
Shark Girl brought home this juice and it reminded me of +Bruce Shark​
Also it's hilarious -
"BRUCE - Good, Better, Bruce"
"Perfect world you" aspires to the ideal life. "Real world you" lives in the Real World where intentions are good but outcomes fall short
I don't even know what that means, but it cracks me up.

Bruce makes tasty nutritious products so you don't have to. (Thanks for that Bruce)
Yep! Thanks Bruce!

And the best part
Shake Bruce before drinking. Just don't tire yourself out. You've got a big day.
Keep Bruce chilled
Yeah +Bruce Shark​ stay chilled.

#hilarible
___

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2016-08-19 03:07:10 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 59 +1s; )Open 

Victoria passes bill allowing trans people to have their gender identity officially changed on their birth certificate and ID
#LGBTQ #gender #Australia #humanrights #trans

In a bill that was passed before parliament yesterday, the state of Victoria has now legislated to allow people who identify as a gender different to that on their birth certificate to legally change it.

The new rules also allow for people to specify a non-binary gender.

Parents and guardians will be able to apply for changes to the gender on birth certificates of their children if the child requests it and with accompanying statements from a physician.

Couples will be able to have their marriage certificate or registration of a defacto relationship updated to reflect the gender of anyone who applies to have their identification changed, without having to divorce (as was... more »

Victoria passes bill allowing trans people to have their gender identity officially changed on their birth certificate and ID
#LGBTQ #gender #Australia #humanrights #trans

In a bill that was passed before parliament yesterday, the state of Victoria has now legislated to allow people who identify as a gender different to that on their birth certificate to legally change it.

The new rules also allow for people to specify a non-binary gender.

Parents and guardians will be able to apply for changes to the gender on birth certificates of their children if the child requests it and with accompanying statements from a physician.

Couples will be able to have their marriage certificate or registration of a defacto relationship updated to reflect the gender of anyone who applies to have their identification changed, without having to divorce (as was previously the case).

This is fantastic news for the trans community in Victoria, and promising for the rest of Australia to follow suit. ___

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2016-08-19 02:05:24 (10 comments; 1 reshares; 56 +1s; )Open 

Target to upgrade all the department stores' bathrooms to single stall cubicles in support of gender equality
#LGBTQ #humanrights #gender #trans #bathroom #hb2
The American big box department store chain - which has already initiated a policy that staff and customers may use whichever bathroom fits their gender identity - has announced plans to invest $20 million to ensure that all stores have lockable single stall facilities nationwide as part of their greater campaign of support for transgender rights.

According to a Target press release, 1400 of the 1800 stores in the US are already using single stall bathrooms, and the new development will see the remaining locations with upgraded bathrooms.

Target - which also announced they will no longer shelve the toy department based on gender separation - has received some backlash from the homophobic conservative... more »

Target to upgrade all the department stores' bathrooms to single stall cubicles in support of gender equality
#LGBTQ #humanrights #gender #trans #bathroom #hb2
The American big box department store chain - which has already initiated a policy that staff and customers may use whichever bathroom fits their gender identity - has announced plans to invest $20 million to ensure that all stores have lockable single stall facilities nationwide as part of their greater campaign of support for transgender rights.

According to a Target press release, 1400 of the 1800 stores in the US are already using single stall bathrooms, and the new development will see the remaining locations with upgraded bathrooms.

Target - which also announced they will no longer shelve the toy department based on gender separation - has received some backlash from the homophobic conservative community, including a call to boycott the stores, but Target has remained steadfast in their support of LGBTQ rights and equality, stating that the impact of the negative response was "immaterial".

It's a great step when a major company openly takes action to support the rights of people in the community. Well done Target. Hopefully more businesses will follow suit and the ridiculousness of the great bathroom debate will become an historical side note.

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2016-08-18 13:30:38 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

My favourite ever #LizardsInHats - kidlet did a picture for +Amber Peall​
I'm so glad it arrived safely and not crumpled by the postal service!
She spent many many hours drawing and redrawing bearded dragons to get the lizard's pose just right; the house was littered with "not good enough" dragon paintings for weeks and I couldn't post any of them so as not to spoil the surprise.

But now the LizardsInHats queen has the artwork, so it's online for everyone to enjoy.
Do feel free to check out Kidlet's artist page and direct message her or me if you'd like to get some of her art for yourself - prints or originals. Requests taken :)

#art #awesome

I am honoured to present the work of the fabulous Lindy Archer, a talented young lady working in mixed medium to create this great piece of #LizardsInHats fan art!

I'm loving the surreal, psychedelic feel - I wish I had a better camera to do the layers justice. Thank you so much; I'll be framing this shortly and hanging it in the livingroom :-)

If you want to check out Lindy's other works, and even get behind a fast up-n-coming artist, click here:
https://www.instagram.com/lindyarcher/

If you would like to submit your own #LizardsInHats picture or fan art, give me a shout - I'd love to see it!___My favourite ever #LizardsInHats - kidlet did a picture for +Amber Peall​
I'm so glad it arrived safely and not crumpled by the postal service!
She spent many many hours drawing and redrawing bearded dragons to get the lizard's pose just right; the house was littered with "not good enough" dragon paintings for weeks and I couldn't post any of them so as not to spoil the surprise.

But now the LizardsInHats queen has the artwork, so it's online for everyone to enjoy.
Do feel free to check out Kidlet's artist page and direct message her or me if you'd like to get some of her art for yourself - prints or originals. Requests taken :)

#art #awesome

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2016-08-18 12:48:41 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 51 +1s; )Open 

Today I'm grateful for not managing to sleep last night. I haven't yet found the benefit, but perhaps it will mean I sleep great tonight.

I'm grateful for the luxury of a restful day. Something I will never take for granted.

And I'm grateful for the gorgeous green mermaid I have on my wall, now uncovered and on display thanks to our awesome new curtains. The mermaid was a gift from teenlet's godmother, who has been a good friend of mine since high school. I'm grateful for her - she's the bestest.

#dailygratitude #3things

Today I'm grateful for not managing to sleep last night. I haven't yet found the benefit, but perhaps it will mean I sleep great tonight.

I'm grateful for the luxury of a restful day. Something I will never take for granted.

And I'm grateful for the gorgeous green mermaid I have on my wall, now uncovered and on display thanks to our awesome new curtains. The mermaid was a gift from teenlet's godmother, who has been a good friend of mine since high school. I'm grateful for her - she's the bestest.

#dailygratitude #3things___

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2016-08-17 14:42:12 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 44 +1s; )Open 

Having visited the concrete jungle, I'm SO FREAKIN GRATEFUL to come home to my rainforest.
It's green and peaceful and it doesn't smell like exhaust and it doesn't sound like traffic and construction.

Seriously. I'm really grateful that I can't hear any traffic at my house. The only sound is the trickling water in the spring, birdsong in the day and the flapping of bats at night. It's quiet.

I'm grateful to live in such a beautiful place - I'm glad we aren't so remote that we can't visit the city when we want to, but I'm always glad that I don't have to live there.

#dailygratitude #3things 

Having visited the concrete jungle, I'm SO FREAKIN GRATEFUL to come home to my rainforest.
It's green and peaceful and it doesn't smell like exhaust and it doesn't sound like traffic and construction.

Seriously. I'm really grateful that I can't hear any traffic at my house. The only sound is the trickling water in the spring, birdsong in the day and the flapping of bats at night. It's quiet.

I'm grateful to live in such a beautiful place - I'm glad we aren't so remote that we can't visit the city when we want to, but I'm always glad that I don't have to live there.

#dailygratitude #3things ___

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2016-08-17 14:23:40 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 43 +1s; )Open 

The big night out...
Kidlet - well I might have to succumb to the will of the internet and start calling her teenlet - and her friend, earlier tonight, all dressed up and ready to go. Teenlet's first live concert, she was so excited. They spent hours getting ready - days really, planning the perfect outfits and hair and make up.
Yes, she's growing up, it's a big step, a rite of passage. And she was a great kid - I'm so lucky to have a daughter who is so mature and well behaved and awesome at all the things. She deserves a treat.
But great FSM I'm exhausted now - and I didn't even go into the concert! 

ETA - I posted this last night from google photos. No idea why it failed to send and suddenly came through now. Stupid google photos again

The big night out...
Kidlet - well I might have to succumb to the will of the internet and start calling her teenlet - and her friend, earlier tonight, all dressed up and ready to go. Teenlet's first live concert, she was so excited. They spent hours getting ready - days really, planning the perfect outfits and hair and make up.
Yes, she's growing up, it's a big step, a rite of passage. And she was a great kid - I'm so lucky to have a daughter who is so mature and well behaved and awesome at all the things. She deserves a treat.
But great FSM I'm exhausted now - and I didn't even go into the concert! 

ETA - I posted this last night from google photos. No idea why it failed to send and suddenly came through now. Stupid google photos again___

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2016-08-17 00:29:04 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 55 +1s; )Open 

The Force tips well
Saw this when I got my morning coffee. And yes, I helped a Jedi be born.
#geekery #starwars

The Force tips well
Saw this when I got my morning coffee. And yes, I helped a Jedi be born.
#geekery #starwars___

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2016-08-16 08:46:02 (16 comments; 0 reshares; 54 +1s; )Open 

Waiting in line to see a Melanie Martinez concert... I suddenly feel very old.
(And yes, I'm escorting my kid and her friend to a gig. Because I'm the cool mum).
#KidletsGrowingUp

Waiting in line to see a Melanie Martinez concert... I suddenly feel very old.
(And yes, I'm escorting my kid and her friend to a gig. Because I'm the cool mum).
#KidletsGrowingUp___

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2016-08-16 06:48:49 (13 comments; 0 reshares; 54 +1s; )Open 

Shark socks!
Yay! I got them for Shark Girl for her birthday. And they're jawesome
#shark #socks

Shark socks!
Yay! I got them for Shark Girl for her birthday. And they're jawesome
#shark #socks___

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2016-08-16 04:11:10 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 55 +1s; )Open 

Adventures in hair dyeing... the result!
It came out really great with gorgeous variations in colour, but I don't manage to get a good photo that shows it off - kidlet doesn't stand still long enough ;)

Adventures in hair dyeing... the result!
It came out really great with gorgeous variations in colour, but I don't manage to get a good photo that shows it off - kidlet doesn't stand still long enough ;)___

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2016-08-15 14:48:48 (10 comments; 3 reshares; 36 +1s; )Open 

Update on the deplorable "journalism" outing gay athletes at the Olympics - the article was finally taken down and the Daily Beast posted an official apology
#LGBTQ #humanrights #Olympics
Possibly too little too late, as the "newsroom" initially defended the piece, and then backpedalled one step by editing the article to remove identifying information while insisting that the writer responsible didn't represent the entire website.
Now there's a strong lobby for the IOC to completely revoke the press pass for the Daily Beast and the writer in question.

Ht +李麟

Update on the deplorable "journalism" outing gay athletes at the Olympics - the article was finally taken down and the Daily Beast posted an official apology
#LGBTQ #humanrights #Olympics
Possibly too little too late, as the "newsroom" initially defended the piece, and then backpedalled one step by editing the article to remove identifying information while insisting that the writer responsible didn't represent the entire website.
Now there's a strong lobby for the IOC to completely revoke the press pass for the Daily Beast and the writer in question.

Ht +李麟___

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2016-08-15 14:36:25 (14 comments; 0 reshares; 67 +1s; )Open 

Today I'm grateful for all the fruit trees. Not much is in season at the moment but I can see many flowers and buds growing. Spring is coming.

I'm grateful for the big bamboo grove. We use it to build many things.

I'm grateful for having some space. Feeling inspiration slowly coming back, and trusting that the motivation will follow. The road to recovery can be a slow journey.
Tomorrow will be a big day.

#dailygratitude #3things 

Today I'm grateful for all the fruit trees. Not much is in season at the moment but I can see many flowers and buds growing. Spring is coming.

I'm grateful for the big bamboo grove. We use it to build many things.

I'm grateful for having some space. Feeling inspiration slowly coming back, and trusting that the motivation will follow. The road to recovery can be a slow journey.
Tomorrow will be a big day.

#dailygratitude #3things ___

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2016-08-15 13:26:45 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 35 +1s; )Open 

Drop bear in wait
A photo of a drop bear is quite rare and special... but it's not ART until a bunch of app filters are added.

Drop bear in wait
A photo of a drop bear is quite rare and special... but it's not ART until a bunch of app filters are added.___

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2016-08-15 08:51:39 (11 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

Disgusting display of bigotry as openly racist group dresses up in mockery of Muslim people and storm a Sunday morning service at an Anglican church, shouting anti-immigration and anti-Islam slogans
#Australia #humanrights #Islam
I can't fathom the logic behind barging into a Christian Church service in protest of Islam, but a group of far-right extremists did just that. They then put down prayer mats and pretended to pray, while shouting propaganda against immigration and refugees, especially from Muslim countries.
The group proudly posted photos and video on their Facebook page of the stunt, urging people to "wake up" before Australia is "overtaken by Islam" (with the implication that the result would be Muslims taking over Christian churches - these people clearly don't understand how religion works, nor how immigration works).
... more »

Disgusting display of bigotry as openly racist group dresses up in mockery of Muslim people and storm a Sunday morning service at an Anglican church, shouting anti-immigration and anti-Islam slogans
#Australia #humanrights #Islam
I can't fathom the logic behind barging into a Christian Church service in protest of Islam, but a group of far-right extremists did just that. They then put down prayer mats and pretended to pray, while shouting propaganda against immigration and refugees, especially from Muslim countries.
The group proudly posted photos and video on their Facebook page of the stunt, urging people to "wake up" before Australia is "overtaken by Islam" (with the implication that the result would be Muslims taking over Christian churches - these people clearly don't understand how religion works, nor how immigration works).

The group has made public their connection to the One Nation party and is lobbying for section 18c of the racial discrimination act to be repealed - the law that states it's illegal to discriminate against people on the basis of race or religion. That's right - their platform is to legalise religious discrimination.
At this point I'll find a desk to bang my head on.
___

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2016-08-15 08:21:53 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 30 +1s; )Open 

More experiments in hair dyeing...
Kidlet had a friend over to try out blending several colours. For science. And because it looks cool. 

More experiments in hair dyeing...
Kidlet had a friend over to try out blending several colours. For science. And because it looks cool. ___

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2016-08-15 02:54:25 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 44 +1s; )Open 

#SpiderSunday pick of the week
#spider +Spider Sunday​curated by +Kimberly Hosey​ and +Lerato Majikfaerie​

Proper maintenance will guarantee a more successful catch. Not sure what happened to this orb weaver's web on my back porch. I would see some of the larger beetles fly through and break her web. However, she was quick to wrap-up her meals and go tend to her web.

#Macro #MacroPhotography #Nature #NaturePhotography #Spiders

#SpiderSunday +Spider Sunday is curated by +Kimberly Hosey and +Lerato Majikfaerie.

#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Chandro Ji +Terrie Gray +Robert Vierthaler +Albert Vuvu Konde

#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Albert Vuvu Konde, +Jean-Pierre Malézieux, +Ruth Benjamin and +William Banik

#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones

#macromaniacs for +MacroManiacs and +Sandra Deichmann

#Macro4All by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen, +Walter Soestbergen (+Macro4All)___#SpiderSunday pick of the week
#spider +Spider Sunday​curated by +Kimberly Hosey​ and +Lerato Majikfaerie​

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2016-08-14 15:44:29 (28 comments; 1 reshares; 52 +1s; )Open 

it is never okay to out someone without their permission
#LGBTQ #humanrights
This article was in my news feed this morning and I started writing a post to share it. But it made me feel so mad and I decided to drop it because the Daily Beast didn't deserve any more attention, even if negative. So I closed the page, deleted my half written post and walked away.
But the beauty of my awesome friends is that +Olav Folland​ said it all perfectly well.

The actions of this "journalist" are deplorable, but the editors who published the story are even more responsible. For shame. I hope the world learns from this and being gay (or not) stops being anyone else's business.

I know it's on the late side, but I have to get this off my chest.

I'm posting this with the hopes that I can convince people to never click a Daily Beast article ever again. Their actions weren't just amoral, or immoral, even. Their actions were reprehensible and have put people's lives at risk.

The short of it is, the author of the now-deleted article was trying to do a piece on sexytime at the Olympics, and Tinder wasn't working well enough, so he thought that using Grindr to lure (often closeted) gay athletes into the open was a marvelous idea. And The Daily Beast agreed, and posted the story.

In the US, "outing" someone can ruin families, cost jobs, and end up with people being ostracized.

Outside the US, people get ostracized, put in jail (sometimes their families too) and in some cases are sent to their deaths - if not by the government, at the hands of their neighbors.

The Daily Beast is going on my perma-ban list, and is getting blocked on Google searches. I hope you'll do the same, because no excuse for this is good enough. I also hope you'll tell your friends, whether or not you share my rant.


http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2016/08/11/the_daily_beast_s_olympics_grindr_stunt_is_dangerous_and_unethical.html?wpsrc=sh_all_dt_tw_top___it is never okay to out someone without their permission
#LGBTQ #humanrights
This article was in my news feed this morning and I started writing a post to share it. But it made me feel so mad and I decided to drop it because the Daily Beast didn't deserve any more attention, even if negative. So I closed the page, deleted my half written post and walked away.
But the beauty of my awesome friends is that +Olav Folland​ said it all perfectly well.

The actions of this "journalist" are deplorable, but the editors who published the story are even more responsible. For shame. I hope the world learns from this and being gay (or not) stops being anyone else's business.

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2016-08-14 15:21:04 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 38 +1s; )Open 

Big achievement! I've been teaching Shark Girl to use the sewing machine. It was a group effort and we made proper curtains for the bedroom. Took a few days to complete, but I took down the mess of 'temporary' towels and shawls that have been keeping out the early morning daystar for the past 3 years, and put up shiny new curtains!
They even open and close easily so I can enjoy the gorgeous view of the rainforest and the creek and kidlet on her trampoline. I can see the gorgeous rainbow stained glass again!

I'm so grateful. I'm grateful for completing a tricky task.
I'm grateful to rip down the stupid tea towels that I always disliked - my former housemate (the one who left a revolting festering mess of squalor) had barged into my room early one morning unannounced and uninvited while I was still asleep and tacked the towels to the wall with a staple gun,... more »

Big achievement! I've been teaching Shark Girl to use the sewing machine. It was a group effort and we made proper curtains for the bedroom. Took a few days to complete, but I took down the mess of 'temporary' towels and shawls that have been keeping out the early morning daystar for the past 3 years, and put up shiny new curtains!
They even open and close easily so I can enjoy the gorgeous view of the rainforest and the creek and kidlet on her trampoline. I can see the gorgeous rainbow stained glass again!

I'm so grateful. I'm grateful for completing a tricky task.
I'm grateful to rip down the stupid tea towels that I always disliked - my former housemate (the one who left a revolting festering mess of squalor) had barged into my room early one morning unannounced and uninvited while I was still asleep and tacked the towels to the wall with a staple gun, which annoyed me greatly. So I'm grateful to clear that away in many aspects.
I'm grateful for the warms kept in on cold winter nights.

And even though the fabric isn't as green as it could be, I'm grateful for nice heavy curtain fabric on sale for $1/metre. (I know it appears that the curtain rod isn't hung straight, but it is - we measured it with a spirit level - it's the house that's crooked!) I'll even be grateful that my house doesn't have a single truly square right angle in it, it's all part of the charm.

#dailygratitude #3things #homemade
(before and after photos) ___

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2016-08-14 00:55:03 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 45 +1s; )Open 

Beep boop beep - help me Obi wan Kenobi
Kenny Baker, the man who played R2D2, passed away... To a galaxy far far away, no doubt.
He will be missed, but the legacy of Star Wars lives on.

#geekery #starwars 

Beep boop beep - help me Obi wan Kenobi
Kenny Baker, the man who played R2D2, passed away... To a galaxy far far away, no doubt.
He will be missed, but the legacy of Star Wars lives on.

#geekery #starwars ___

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2016-08-14 00:48:57 (9 comments; 1 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Squirrel! Most awesome squirrelcam after a bushy-tailed critter grabbed a GoPro and ran around in the treetops filming
This is possibly the coolest thing I've seen all day.
I wonder if I could get a spider to carry a GoPro...
#wildlife #squirrel #GoPro

Squirrel! Most awesome squirrelcam after a bushy-tailed critter grabbed a GoPro and ran around in the treetops filming
This is possibly the coolest thing I've seen all day.
I wonder if I could get a spider to carry a GoPro...
#wildlife #squirrel #GoPro___

2016-08-13 13:46:51 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 33 +1s; )Open 

While eating nachos
"the best thing about growing bigger is now I can fit a whole chip in my mouth"
-- kidlet
#nachos 

While eating nachos
"the best thing about growing bigger is now I can fit a whole chip in my mouth"
-- kidlet
#nachos ___

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2016-08-13 13:14:24 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 61 +1s; )Open 

Today I'm grateful for butterflies. They remind me that when we're most broken we can spin a cocoon and emerge from the chrysalis changed into something new and beautiful.

I'm grateful for green. It makes my soul feel good and soothes my brain. I'm also grateful for migraine medication. That takes some of the hurt off my brain too.

And I'm grateful for my boots :) I wasn't up for going for today, but yesterday we went into town. It's cold and I probably overdid it and I'm paying for it now. But I had my boots and it feels like I'm safe and awesome and I can do anything.

#dailygratitude #3things

Today I'm grateful for butterflies. They remind me that when we're most broken we can spin a cocoon and emerge from the chrysalis changed into something new and beautiful.

I'm grateful for green. It makes my soul feel good and soothes my brain. I'm also grateful for migraine medication. That takes some of the hurt off my brain too.

And I'm grateful for my boots :) I wasn't up for going for today, but yesterday we went into town. It's cold and I probably overdid it and I'm paying for it now. But I had my boots and it feels like I'm safe and awesome and I can do anything.

#dailygratitude #3things___

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2016-08-13 06:59:40 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 54 +1s; )Open 

Kidlet got her nose pierced.
Before and after.
She's very happy!
And she was totally in love with the tattoo studio where we got it done - she was inspired by all the cool art. Fun times.

Kidlet got her nose pierced.
Before and after.
She's very happy!
And she was totally in love with the tattoo studio where we got it done - she was inspired by all the cool art. Fun times.___

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2016-08-13 05:10:01 (14 comments; 1 reshares; 32 +1s; )Open 

World's first Montserrat tarantulas bred in captivity
#spider #science

Researches at Chester zoo in the UK have successfully bred the rare and little-known Montserrat tarantula for the first time.
It's an exciting moment with around 200 spiderlings hatching up out of the ground in their enclosure.
While the babies are tiny now - each being carefully kept in its own pot and hand fed small flies, they grow up to 20cm across.

The spiders were first brought back from Montserrat by a curator who believes that spiders aren't too be feared - my kinda guy! The species is barely understood and scientists have never classified the female, so this is the first time researchers are getting to learn about them - important work for the preservation of the ecosystem where they live.

And more importantly, maybe they'll escape and take over Britain!... more »

World's first Montserrat tarantulas bred in captivity
#spider #science

Researches at Chester zoo in the UK have successfully bred the rare and little-known Montserrat tarantula for the first time.
It's an exciting moment with around 200 spiderlings hatching up out of the ground in their enclosure.
While the babies are tiny now - each being carefully kept in its own pot and hand fed small flies, they grow up to 20cm across.

The spiders were first brought back from Montserrat by a curator who believes that spiders aren't too be feared - my kinda guy! The species is barely understood and scientists have never classified the female, so this is the first time researchers are getting to learn about them - important work for the preservation of the ecosystem where they live.

And more importantly, maybe they'll escape and take over Britain! ___

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2016-08-12 10:19:25 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Fascinating discovery about sharks - Greenland sharks live to 400 years.
#shark #savesharks #ocean #science
And the history of nuclear testing is recorded in their ocular lenses.

My ancient cousins, the Greenland sharks. Such wisdom.
And science now discovered they live up to 400 years.
#shark #savesharks #ocean ___Fascinating discovery about sharks - Greenland sharks live to 400 years.
#shark #savesharks #ocean #science
And the history of nuclear testing is recorded in their ocular lenses.

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2016-08-12 09:36:16 (7 comments; 2 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

#shark #snuggleshark #cake

Heh heh. Sharks love cake.
#shark #snuggleshark #cake
http://shaaark.com/shark-cartoon-273/___#shark #snuggleshark #cake

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2016-08-11 14:01:50 (14 comments; 3 reshares; 53 +1s; )Open 

Nike ad features trans athlete in an inspiring show of corporate acceptance of trans people in sport
#LGBTQ #gender #trans #sport
"I want people, particularly young people, to know it is possible to be their authentic self and continue to play sports."
— Chris Mosier

The Nike ad campaign which will be aired during the Olympics includes segments with trans man Chris Mosier who competes in the US national duathlon (running and cycling) team. The powerful imagery highlights how gender is an issue that athletes face, but ultimately supporting trans people to compete in sports in accordance with their gender identity.
More high profile positive exposure like this is a great thing and only helps to normalise gender equality for all people.

Via +Blaine Hall​

Nike ad features trans athlete in an inspiring show of corporate acceptance of trans people in sport
#LGBTQ #gender #trans #sport
"I want people, particularly young people, to know it is possible to be their authentic self and continue to play sports."
— Chris Mosier

The Nike ad campaign which will be aired during the Olympics includes segments with trans man Chris Mosier who competes in the US national duathlon (running and cycling) team. The powerful imagery highlights how gender is an issue that athletes face, but ultimately supporting trans people to compete in sports in accordance with their gender identity.
More high profile positive exposure like this is a great thing and only helps to normalise gender equality for all people.

Via +Blaine Hall​___

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2016-08-11 13:45:41 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 36 +1s; )Open 

I want a remote control spider! /Verruca Salt voice
Well I have loads of live spiders that do my bidding, but this is still cool.
#spider

I have a new toy... Remote controlled spider.
Works really well. Now to get it to chase people around...___I want a remote control spider! /Verruca Salt voice
Well I have loads of live spiders that do my bidding, but this is still cool.
#spider

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2016-08-11 13:43:19 (12 comments; 9 reshares; 117 +1s; )Open 

A little history.

A little history.___

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2016-08-11 13:11:57 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

Reflections
Because my sunrise at the creek photo was nice and all... but it wasn't art
Now, with filters, it's fine photography at its best :)

Reflections
Because my sunrise at the creek photo was nice and all... but it wasn't art
Now, with filters, it's fine photography at its best :)___

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2016-08-11 13:10:03 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 35 +1s; )Open 

I'm grateful for early morning by the creek. I don't really like watching the sunrise - if I'm up that early it usually means I didn't manage to sleep at all. Mornings shouldn't start till the crack of noon... but it's definitely beautiful.

I'm grateful for the tap on the water filter leaking. The water slowly dripped overnight onto the counter, and between the cracks of the wooden bench, filling up the cupboard of baking pans and spare kitchenware before spilling out and ultimately leaving a big puddle on the floor. This meant we had to pull everything out and clean all the pans, the entire cupboard and the floor under it. Which really sucked, but at least everything's clean now. And we replaced the washers on the tap. I'm grateful for no more leaking tap.

I'm grateful for completely flaky people who take advantage of anyone in their path and... more »

I'm grateful for early morning by the creek. I don't really like watching the sunrise - if I'm up that early it usually means I didn't manage to sleep at all. Mornings shouldn't start till the crack of noon... but it's definitely beautiful.

I'm grateful for the tap on the water filter leaking. The water slowly dripped overnight onto the counter, and between the cracks of the wooden bench, filling up the cupboard of baking pans and spare kitchenware before spilling out and ultimately leaving a big puddle on the floor. This meant we had to pull everything out and clean all the pans, the entire cupboard and the floor under it. Which really sucked, but at least everything's clean now. And we replaced the washers on the tap. I'm grateful for no more leaking tap.

I'm grateful for completely flaky people who take advantage of anyone in their path and only care about themselves (and then call all the bounty they get from taking advantage of the generosity of others "miracles"). These people make me better at choosing my friends, and better at saying no. I'm grateful for the lesson in cutting toxic people out of my life.

#dailygratitude #3things___

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