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Trever McGhee66,362Please accept my apologies if your one of the few that got hit by a bug in their system!This is my first event and for some reason Google notified some people 20 times and for some their system was planning on doing that within their calendars for the next 5 years...every single day...20 times a day...how it did or why it would set peoples calendars up to be notified 20 times a day...I don't know.Hopefully they've got it corrected, if not please let me know.I know I wanted to help peoples wishes come true but not in that way,The goal of this event my Birthday is give you as many of my Birthday Wishes as you require...why because you deserve it.My wish is here is to connect you to the thoughts/ the energy of thousands of people around the world all making a Birthday Wish for themselves from the heart... to you.I like to Imagine the energy from all those making a wish and the energy coming from the ones that come true(the smiles..the laughter..the tears...the overflowing of pure joy) being connected to you to power your own wish to come true.Thanks to some theories about Quantum Physics there's no space between you or me or them...topped with the fact they tell us energy is never destroyed, it's gotta go somewhere as each new person joins in, so why not to you to empower your wish to come true sooner rather than later.Imagine being connected to thousands....millions of others all making wishes...all hoping that your wish comes true for it will help empower their wish.They've documented several cases of where positive thoughts have made a difference, so why not around someones birthday who can then share it with everyone whose connected to that person...so me for this event.It's never been done before, so why not now....be part of it. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain as we go day by day, year by year building this community of wish granters.Now think of an image that represents your wish and then take2seconds to think of that image at least once a day until it comes true.Have fun with it, there's no right or wrong way when you come from the heart.Please let us know as each wish comes true...yes each wish...there's no law that says you're only granted one wish...you deserve everyone of them when they come from the heart..when that wish fills you with the passion for life...*****UPDATE at first I was focused on getting as many people as possible for this so that everyone had more energy but now after reading your comments..hearing your passion for life...the numbers have gone completely out the window for each one of you have brought your own unique energy to the equation that's priceless....THANK YOUIn my world Birthday wishes can be made everyday of the year because it's a celebration everyday that your here to share this with.So today I Celebrate being 44 aUpdate to fix Google Bug for "It's My Birthday and my wish is for your wishes to come true!!"2012-08-17 12:00:00205G+

Steve Thomas has been shared in 45 public circles

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Michael Junghans4,995People and organizations I am interested in. If you like, share this circle, wish you a great weekend!#sharedcircles #publicsharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles2014-06-08 10:47:49497438CC G+
Lynda Chervil534This circle is for +++++++Green Living folks++++++. You'll find green minded individuals who are committed to promoting an environmentally conscious approach to living, technology, business etc. Please feel free to add all of these fine folks and share this circle with your friends! Just add the circle and share it with your followers! #greenliving   #environmentalism   #environment   #alternativeenergy  2014-05-30 19:27:5849917717CC G+
Paul Snedden16,109Advance Australia ShareThe CircleWhat an absolutely amazing response I got after I asked for your favourite #Aussie  G+ers. Here is the circle, as promised, with 372 amazing reasons why I love this great country of ours.There's a lot of people to thank, so here goes.The Contributors+Mz Maau +Charles Strebor +Jaana Nyström +Kamal Tailor +Lady Fran W +Clint Fudge +Kära Cathryn +Stephen Lord +Phillip Tyson +Kathryn van Nieuwkerk +Belinda Kamel +Paul Pavlinovich +Alizah MacLeod +James Brown +Chris Anderson +Neale Oxley +Aleta Curry +Shinae Choi Robinson +2014-05-11 11:36:433721662548CC G+
Richi Jennings57,786Sunday Circle Share of Awesome... ~ A big HELLO to all the new Plussers I met over the past few weeks -- and a few I reconnected with. In the main, these folks are engagers, not passive consumers, so do add them if you're looking for interesting conversations here on G+. Also, feel free to share this publicly. Spread the love! Missed the previous share? Go here: plus.google.com/+richijennings/posts/frY3u1VdwamIf you're using the G+ mobile app, this may not work correctly, because circle sharing doesn't seem to be implemented right :-(#sharedcircles  #publicsharedcircle  #circleshare #sharedpubliccircle   #circlesharing   #circle  #hashtag  2014-04-06 15:10:3817813827CC G+
Krzysztof Skomra4,828New circle 201404031. Plus this post2. Leave a comment (introduce yourself, if you’d like)3. Add this circle to your circles4. Add yourself to the circle5. Share this circle publicly to your stream1. Dodaj Plus dla postu 2. Zostaw komentarz (przedstaw ślad po sobie, jeśli chcesz) 3. Dodaj ten krąg do swoich kręgów 4. Dodaj się do kręgu 5. Poleć ten krąg publicznie do strumienia #techlover   #photographers   #bloggers   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circles   #share   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharemycircles  #sharemycircle   #iwillfollow   #followback   #followers#cardphoto   #circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare#sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #AwesomeCircle #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup 2014-04-03 21:55:02501349CC G+
Aleksander Adamczyk0New circle 201404031. Dodaj Plus dla postu 2. Zostaw komentarz (przedstaw ślad po sobie, jeśli chcesz) 3. Dodaj ten krąg do swoich kręgów 4. Dodaj się do kręgu 5. Poleć ten krąg publicznie do strumienia EN.1. Plus this post2. Leave a comment (introduce yourself, if you’d like)3. Add this circle to your circles4. Add yourself to the circle5. Share this circle publicly to your stream#techlover   #photographers   #bloggers   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circles   #share   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharemycircles  #sharemycircle   #iwillfollow   #followback   #followers#cardphoto   #circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing#sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare#sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles#AwesomeCircle #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery  2014-04-03 21:29:32501011CC G+
Cableicous2,524Two Years of #Cableicous: Thank you, thank you and thank youTwo years - we've now been sharing #Cableicous  beautaliciousness for two years here on geeplus: thanks muchly to all of you who have contributed your +Cableicous imagery over these two years and I look forward to more of your cable beauty.Very much so.It must be time for a drink to celebrate.Very much so.And cables - many, many more cables.Very much so.#photography #cables #cableicous #circleshare #2014 #cableriacirculus2014-03-26 09:26:12433479125CC G+
Cableicous2,482Thanks for all teh cablezThis is the seventh circle of 99 people who have contributed their #Cableicous imagery, making +Cableicous what it is.Thank you.And a new circle of 99 begins.With thanks to +Jetski Jones, I'm addding the #hashtag  of #cableriacirculus to the +Cableicous shared circles.#photography #cables #cableicous #circleshare #2014 #cableriacirculus2014-01-12 08:37:599911030CC G+
Richard Green52,056Engagers Showcase Circle, January 9, 2014If you received a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. I waited too long to share the circle, so I ran out of room. As a consequence, several of my recent posts will be included next time instead.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.50,000 followershttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/CXAHuH8epQaHyperbolic honeycombs (reshared from +Roice Nelson)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/XkTecGK6CghMarie Antoinette: Let Them Eat Niphttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/hu9YeJxPVPmMy daughter jugglinghttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/F38QyMXs7YDBridge photography (reshared from +Eric Larson)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/XQsEw9CtLjSWhite-throated Kingfisher (reshared from +Anuradha Goyal)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/H6zMhGj3aS5What's up with 163?https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/7enyPxZW3RBSeascape (reshared from +Paul Haworth)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/3XxHeKz61wcLittlewood's Law of Miracleshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gLmKu3vPXhsKnot theorists of the world untie!https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/HLmx56CSPDEMelted crayon artwork (reshared from +Laura Ockel)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/FkeBeRvtnRR5-dimensional hypercubehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9soBKs4TtRmAs alwa2014-01-09 22:16:33499193142240CC G+
CircleCount67,537Profiles/Pages having a CircleCount link on their about page.This is the follow up link to this post: https://plus.google.com/+CircleCount/posts/Uoru6vQw9gnThanks for the idea +Luc Suy, these are all awesome people/pages ;)Thanks for using CircleCount to all!2014-01-06 21:45:0633721422CC G+
Crazy Circles0The 360 Degrees Circle - 12/31/13If you want to meet some brilliant ladies and guys who wait for you to begin a new relationship based on fun and friendship, add and share The 360 Degrees Circle, a marvellous fellowship of great people who turn everyday G+ to an awesome place!2013-12-31 10:14:3436012496145CC G+
Cableicous2,635Thanks for all teh cablezThanks muchly to all those who have contributed their #Cableicous  imagery for another grand week of beautaliciousness.And a new week begins...#photography #cables #cableicous #circleshare2013-11-16 23:18:4927006CC G+
Martina Pelucchi501Ciao a tutti gli amici di Google Plus! Questa è la mia nuova cerchia.... #socialmedia   #friends   ! It's my new amazing #circle !This is my #Sharedcircle of #socialmedia   #friends   , a group of interesting people who share unique and original content. What are you waiting to add them to your circles? :) To be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to: 1) Do +1 t the post 2) Comment the post and specify your "category" (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing) 3) Include the circle among your circles 4) Share the circle (include yourself) 5) Smile to life, sun in sunshine. Special thanks my dear #friends and #followers : +Silvio De Rossi +Raffaele Romeo Arena +Tancredi Matranga +Valentina Biffi +Riccardo Mantica +Anita Richeldi +Paolo Sperati   +Luca Talotta +Ilaria Zanchetta +Paolo Sperati +Fashion Circles have a good #weekend  #topsharedcircle   #facciamol2013-11-08 13:24:08445331728CC G+
Ilaria Zanchetta211#socialmedia   #friends   ! It's my new amazing #circle !This is my #Sharedcircle of #socialmedia   #friends   , a group of interesting people who share unique and original content.What are you waiting to add them to your circles? :)To be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1) Do +1 t the post2) Comment the post and specify your "category" (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)3) Include the circle among your circles4) Share the circle (include yourself)5) Smile to life, sun in sunshine.Special thanks my dear #friends and #followers :+Silvio De Rossi +Raffaele Romeo Arena +Tancredi Matranga +Valentina Biffi +Riccardo Mantica +Anita Richeldi +Paolo Cola +Luca Talotta +Martina Pelucchi +Paolo Sperati +Alessandro Folghera +Fashion Circles Have a good #monday !2013-10-28 16:13:09445481231CC G+
Alessandro Folghera19,770#socialmediamarketing  #SharedCircle  #MondaySharedCircle To 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)If you come accross Google error messages, incorporating my circles, please provide me the error, I'm classifying these errors. Have a wonderful weekend and a better popularityKeep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #Mondaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday        #sharewithyou         #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus    #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #afo #myseoissocial     2013-10-28 04:27:13443342640CC G+
Alessandro Folghera18,553#socialmediamarketing  #SharedCircle  #MondaySharedCircle To 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)If you come accross Google error messages, incorporating my circles, please provide me the error, I'm classifying these errors. Have a wonderful weekend and a better popularityKeep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #Mondaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday        #sharewithyou         #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus    #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #afo #myseoissocial     2013-10-21 04:21:03435393347CC G+
Alessandro Folghera17,439#socialmediamarketing  #SharedCircle  #MondaySharedCircle To 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)If you come accross Google error messages, incorporating my circles, please provide me the error, I'm classifying these errors. Have a wonderful weekend and a better popularityKeep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  Special thanks to my #friends and #engagers:+Raffaele Romeo Arena +Daniela Calabrò +Rome Heels +Allana Layton +Van Bordelon +Richard Sample +Slobodan Ognjenovic +Allyson Sangster +Tatjana Vidakovic +danilova pjaca +Francesco Del Punta +Laura Biagioti +2013-10-14 19:32:06501403851CC G+
Richard Green26,219Engagers Showcase Circle, September 13 2013If you received a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares.This week, I have been mostly posting about: Ramsey theory in mathematics; oddly comprehensible sentences; the wave/particle nature of light; and the mathematics of electrical networks. I've also posted some original photography and reshared posts from +Marjolein Caniels, +AyJay Schibig and +Debashish Samaddar.As always, reshares of this circle are appreciated, and I look forward to seeing everyone's links. Thanks for reading my posts!2013-09-13 15:31:32467212117222CC G+
Brian Buckley20,905Thank You To This Week's New EngagersHappy Friday everyone. Each Friday I share out a circle of new people who this past have:1. Added me to their circles  AND2. Engaged with me on my posts.This is a unique circle in that it is not full of the same familiar faces. It is also not a snowball circle, these people are in here because of the criteria above.If you were notified then you are in the circle. I want to thank you so much for connecting with me. It's interaction that makes Google+ special for me and you have helped make it special this week! Now I am sharing you with the world and hopefully you will find many great people to connect with.This is a great circle to add if you are looking for people who like to engage. Circle them up!#followfriday   #sharedcircle   #circleshare  2013-08-30 15:46:44204003CC G+
Brian Buckley20,905Thank You To This Week's New EngagersHappy Friday everyone. Each Friday I share out a circle of new people who this past have:1. Added me to their circles  AND2. Engaged with me on my posts.This is a unique circle in that it is not full of the same familiar faces. It is also not a snowball circle, these people are in here because of the criteria above.If you were notified then you are in the circle. I want to thank you so much for connecting with me. It's interaction that makes Google+ special for me and you have helped make it special this week! Now I am sharing you with the world and hopefully you will find many great people to connect with.This is a great circle to add if you are looking for people who like to engage. Circle them up!#followfriday   #sharedcircle   #circleshare  2013-08-30 15:46:08204001CC G+
Brian Buckley20,905Thank You To This Week's New EngagersHappy Friday everyone. Each Friday I share out a circle of new people who this past have:1. Added me to their circles  AND2. Engaged with me on my posts.This is a unique circle in that it is not full of the same familiar faces. It is also not a snowball circle, these people are in here because of the criteria above.If you were notified then you are in the circle. I want to thank you so much for connecting with me. It's interaction that makes Google+ special for me and you have helped make it special this week! Now I am sharing you with the world and hopefully you will find many great people to connect with.This is a great circle to add if you are looking for people who like to engage. Circle them up!#followfriday   #sharedcircle   #circleshare  2013-08-30 15:44:5720440560CC G+
matt vovakiss6,543Appreciation Circle  I have put together a #great #group of G+'ers here. All recently #active #users . All willing to #participate with YOU too. Spread this #circle far and wide, for it is the best circle to date!  Have a great day, #everyone !!!Ps. I would like to thank you all for your #comments , #plus 1's, and #shares .  You guys are #awesome . So glad to be #friends with you. Thanks again, much #love . #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #topsharedcircle #engagement #marketing #masters #hashtagspam #googleplus #breakingnews #newshoes :D2013-08-07 14:01:37420432956CC G+
Dallas McMillan7,412Circle from the land downunder - Australia's top 200 PlussersWho are Australia's most followed people on Google Plus?I've put together this circle of Australia's top 200 profiles (by follower numbers - not engagement - some aren't particularly active) on Google Plus.It's pretty interesting to see the types of profiles which make the cut.Here is my quick overview:By far the most dominant characteristic of the top 200 are photographers - professional and amateur.The other notable individuals are a couple of cricketers in the top 10, a smattering of celebrity chefs, musicians, writers, artists, models and other celebrities.There are also fair numbers of Google employees, IT workers, social media and marketing types as well as a decent number of scientists and mathematicians. The only politician I noticed was Malcolm Turnbull - the Prime Minister and Leader of the opposition are conspicuous by their absence.I got the list from +CircleCount http://www.circlecount.com/au/profileslist/ and I've made a few tweaks - removing a couple of profiles that were inactive or had moved away from Australia. There were a number of others which probably don't belong as they now work in the USA or elsewhere.  #australia   #australianphotographers   #circleshare  I've notified members of the circle - let me know if you don't want to be listed.2013-08-04 14:24:522009213CC G+
Cesare Riccardo51,055Cesare Riccardo  supports G+ friends by  mutual circle sharing!█▀▀░█▄░█ ░█▀▀ █▀█░█▀▀ █▀▀░ █▀█░ █▀▀:█▀▀░█░██ ░█ █░█▀█░█ █░█▀▀░ █▀██░▀▀█▀▀▀░▀░░▀ ░▀▀▀ ▀░▀░▀▀▀ ▀▀▀░ ▀░░▀░▀▀▀░█▀▀ █░█▀█░░█▀▀ █░░█▀▀░ ░█ ░░█░█▀██░█░░ █░░█▀▀░ *░▀▀▀ ▀░▀░░▀░▀▀▀ ▀▀░▀▀▀░ •►►► DISCOVER THE BEST G+ ENGAGERS ◄◄◄                 ►►► DAY  July 21st  ! ◄◄◄                  If notified, you are inside !I do my best to promote valuable g+ users from my circles according the following rules :► How much I like their posts► How much they support my activity on G+► How much they help to promote me and friends in my shared             circles► How much they interact with me and friends in my circlesI usually follow interesting people who interact with me: daily I create a new circle of engagers. Engager circles are constantly updated removing users that don't post or don't engagePlease note :▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬►I daily RESHARE some post from my closest friend       BUT I CAN RESHARE ONLY PUBLIC POSTS       SO -PLEASE -DEAR FRIEND  POSTS PUBLICLY :))▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬►     * I always reshare circles from my friends* !▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬►I keep shared circles for at least two days in my page after that I remove them. This is just because after two days reshared circles have no actual utility.▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬►I usually remove people from my circles that have no activity in 7 days.▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬►I  remove from my circles all the users that have not interactions with me in the last 30 days.2013-07-22 08:16:4749421429CC G+
Markos Giannopoulos5,491Geeks rule! // +CircleCount has added a new tag system (see announcement here http://bit.ly/15XaDov). Thousands of profiles have been tagged already, so here are the top (by number of followers) geek-tagged plussers (full list at http://bit.ly/134FoFN) The top ten: 1) +Robert Scoble 2) +Amanda Blain 3) +Darya Pino Rose 4) +Michelle Marie 5) +Brian Matiash 6) +Wick Sakit 7) +Joe Azure 8) +Keith Barrett 9) +Derek Ross 10) +Ahmed Zeeshan  For other rankings see also - Most popular geeks by comments/+1's/shares http://bit.ly/16SAddw- Most engaging geeks http://bit.ly/15XdZYm #circleshare   #circlesunday   #geeks  2013-07-21 15:19:0049018412CC G+
Dede King0Star Stuff Circle"We are all connected: To each other, biologically; To the earth, chemically; To the rest of the Universe, atomically."  - Neil Degrasse Tyson...And through G+, algorithmically. Thanks for the relevance. If you're new to G+, this is a pretty good circle if you want to liven up your stream or you're in the mood to pop a blood vessel or two. IJS. Have a happy Friday. #sharedcircles   #publicsharedcircles   2013-05-17 14:34:4948121641208CC G+
Laura Sanna La Lupa (She-Wolf)17,117ROCKERS and METALHEADS CIRCLE ...  U P D A T E D  March the 1th 2013°.¸¸.•´¯`»★°.¸¸.•´¯`»★°.¸¸.•´¯`»★°.¸¸.•´¯`»★°.¸¸.•´¯`»★°.¸¸.•´¯`»★°.¸¸.•´¯`»★If you wanna be added, Share the Circle Publicly,+1 and comment the post with ADD ME,so there can be more and more people to share the same interest ;)ROCKERS AND METALHEAD AROUND THE WORLD \(◣_◢)/RE-SHARING IS VEEERY APPRECIATED!  ^___^  #Public #PublicCircle #CircleShare #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle #QSC #querosercirculado #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #awesomeness #awesomepeople #awesomecircle #awesome #awesomesauce #awesomeness #awesomepeople #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #awesomesauce   #círculo #サークル #cercle #دائرة   #growyourcircles   #circles #circleshare #sharedcircle #diamondcircle 2013-03-01 18:53:06143214CC G+
Paul Snedden7,059Advance Australia Share - The CircleWOW! What an absolutely overwhelming response I received to my request for your favourite Australians (http://goo.gl/mFLe1). You certainly did deliver.The circle contains a bunch of people who I was already following, but a wealth of freshly undiscovered goodness for me as well. In total, 436 Awesome Aussies waiting to fill your stream with all sorts of goodness. It's got photogs, geeks, writers, a kiwi (ANZACs all the way), expat Aussies living abroad and a couple of long-term Aussie residents who won't admit to being Australian :)I'd like to make special mention to the following people for making this circle possible.The Resharers+Mz Maau  +Giuseppe Basile +Starway Paul +JPG Photo Gallery  +Daryl Hunt +Jim Munro +Brad Chasenore +Annie Yim +Rose T +Rob E +James Fridley +Gerardine Rudolphy +Christopher Prins +Charles Strebor +Peter Lake and +Australia Great The Contributors+2012-12-31 22:36:03436692946CC G+
Dave Tozier889Public Circle ADD & SHARE & ResharThis is a public circle of people that would like to be circulated in order to discover new people with similar interest and to gain more followers, if you would like to be included please follow these steps.     *1. Follow/Add our page.*     *2. Share the circle publicly.*PLEASE RE-SHARE.. SHARING IS CARING#Circle   #Circles   #Public   #PublicCircle   #CircleShare...Expand this post »2012-12-30 19:20:0149215825CC G+
Ivan Raszl6,155Here is my #atheist #circle . Feel free to follow these fine folks (or unfollow depending on your views ;). Unfortunately only 500 people can be shared at one time. Reshare this post and add a comment if you want to be included! #circleshare   #circles   #circlesharing   #atheism   #religon   #secular   #humanism   #gsm   #brights   #nogod   #god   #freethinker   #freethought   #freethinking  2012-10-19 18:59:50501805CC G+
Chris Cota0Hybrid Circle - #snowballeffect   #nothingbutcircles  Cool G+ Chicks! Circle them! from +Michelle Marie  and  "Social Media Peeps" from +Scott Ayres  #sharedcirclessharedacirclewithyou   #sharingiscaring   #circleshare  #livewelllaughoftenlovemuch  2012-07-20 21:19:52293012CC G+
Bea Wellman0This is a great circle of people that I enjoy following.  Some of these posters are not for the faint of heart...er I guess that should be "faith" of heart.   My fellow Freethinkers / Atheists / Secular Community / and the obligatory badasses.  I have another circle with more of the same - but this is the circle that tends to share the most.For all of you that are in this circle - thanks for sharing and making me realize what a great community of thought I belong to.2012-06-26 04:14:29496114CC G+
David D. Stanton5,770Here is my Geek's Circle: (Note I have just cleaned my G+ to try to remove inactive users.) Enjoy! 2012-06-25 08:47:49501012CC G+
Karl Hughes7,360Geeks, Designers, and Interesting PeopleThis is my most watched circle, so I figured I would share.  These people tend to post the stuff that I read and respond to most often, so if you like technology, you should add them.Enjoy!2012-06-13 14:22:22446124CC G+
Jason Castellani2,554The largest Social Media Circle that Google+ allows me to share. If you quickly want access to a large group of Social Media Players and Gurus, tap into this list. #socialmedia #socialbusiness #socialmediastrategy2012-05-23 16:23:095007511CC G+
Olivio Sarikas2,145Active Users on G+So here is the newest update of the people who interacted with my content on G+. This is part of the "On Display" Project, that i created to bring together active people on G+. Since i didn´t publish any shared circles of this project lately, this time it is a mix of all people who are new and all people i added to my "On Display" circle before. The project is called "On Display" because these are the people shown in the "In Olivio's circles" area of my profile.read more about the project here:https://plus.google.com/u/0/112686843091136170762/posts/5s5vfxoWCQJP.S.: accidentally all my pages are also in the shared circle. i hope you don´t mind. sorry for that mistakeif you want you can remove them. they are:+Note of absence - travel blog +What the Hack +The Art of Games +Electronic Garden2012-03-31 17:03:04159647CC G+
Ralph de Pagter2,948Hi G+ Community! I just want to share 500 of my 5000 ones which I have in my RalphArtPhotoCircle.2012-02-23 19:12:16501316CC G+
Ralph de Pagter2,461I would like to share some of my Circleteers with you! My Circleteers do enjoy my daily posted CherryPics, so add them and me to your circle.2012-01-16 19:50:54501000CC G+
Pasi Ääpälä1,442Technology circleSince everyone else is sharing circles... Here's my circle of tech-oriented people. Web, gadgets, programming, reviews, news and lots of other interesting things.Feel free to share. If you think someone should be in this circle, let me know...2012-01-06 16:21:13249113CC G+
Pasi Ääpälä1,305Technology circleMy circle of Technology-oriented people. I've removed inactive people, those who post very little and those who just advertise their own products.These are active (some very!) posters, who mostly share interesting posts. Feel free to re-share this circle if you want to. If you feel that there's someone missing, let me know.2011-12-29 12:59:41237601CC G+
Euro Maestro36Looks like this is turning into Circle Thursday. Or Circle Friday if you live on the right side of the ocean.Following +Joe Martinez and +Liz ℚuilty 's lead, I'm sharing a list.This is for those who need a little Apple in their diet.If you have any suggestions, please let me know.+Shared Circles Google Plus +Shared Circles on G+ +Public Circles2011-12-16 03:00:56305402CC G+
Gerard van Schip3,072I have been asked before to share my Atheist circle but I wanted to make sure it was a juicy one. Just now I went over the 500 share limit so here is my Atheist circle, enjoy ^_^2011-12-08 03:24:36500406CC G+
Kate Crosby19When I returned to G+ for about the third time and tried to actually give it a chance, I found the most frustrating issue was that there are so few active Australians that there are often long dead times while the rest of the world is asleep. Like me, many of the Australians in this circle posted a couple of things in July/August/September, but because no one else seemed to be posting anything they moved away. None the less, having got near enough to 500 Aussies, I figured I should share the circle and add it to the database. Perhaps with a heap of Australian circling going on it will wake things up a bit. I have tried to cull out the wannabe Australians and the completely inactive, but there may have been a few missed out. If I have missed you please feel free to post in the comments and I'll start work on a second Australians circle.2011-11-02 08:55:134993068CC G+
Marius Voila183+Chris Porter Yes, you're right sorry about that...I'm correcting that right nowMarius Voilă shared a circle with you.2011-10-20 12:13:24500630CC G+
Robert Scoble161,698A circle of geeks (part I). Here's almost 1,000 active geeks. Programmers, developers, and highly technical people. Here's A-K.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-10-12 03:14:05493797563CC G+

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2014-07-27 00:58:38 (101 comments, 84 reshares, 171 +1s)

They call us now.
Before they drop the bombs.
The phone rings
and someone who knows my first name
calls and says in perfect Arabic
“This is David.”
And in my stupor of sonic booms and glass shattering symphonies
still smashing around in my head
I think "Do I know any Davids in Gaza?"
They call us now to say
Run.
You have 58 seconds from the end of this message.
Your house is next.
They think of it as some kind of war time courtesy.
It doesn’t matter that
there is nowhere to run to.
It means nothing that the borders are closed
and your papers are worthless
and mark you only for a life sentence
in this prison by the sea
and the alleyways are narrow
and there are more human lives
packed one against the other
more than any other place on earth
Just run.
We aren’t tryingto kill... more »

Most reshares: 84

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2014-07-27 00:58:38 (101 comments, 84 reshares, 171 +1s)

They call us now.
Before they drop the bombs.
The phone rings
and someone who knows my first name
calls and says in perfect Arabic
“This is David.”
And in my stupor of sonic booms and glass shattering symphonies
still smashing around in my head
I think "Do I know any Davids in Gaza?"
They call us now to say
Run.
You have 58 seconds from the end of this message.
Your house is next.
They think of it as some kind of war time courtesy.
It doesn’t matter that
there is nowhere to run to.
It means nothing that the borders are closed
and your papers are worthless
and mark you only for a life sentence
in this prison by the sea
and the alleyways are narrow
and there are more human lives
packed one against the other
more than any other place on earth
Just run.
We aren’t tryingto kill... more »

Most plusones: 171

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2014-07-27 00:58:38 (101 comments, 84 reshares, 171 +1s)

They call us now.
Before they drop the bombs.
The phone rings
and someone who knows my first name
calls and says in perfect Arabic
“This is David.”
And in my stupor of sonic booms and glass shattering symphonies
still smashing around in my head
I think "Do I know any Davids in Gaza?"
They call us now to say
Run.
You have 58 seconds from the end of this message.
Your house is next.
They think of it as some kind of war time courtesy.
It doesn’t matter that
there is nowhere to run to.
It means nothing that the borders are closed
and your papers are worthless
and mark you only for a life sentence
in this prison by the sea
and the alleyways are narrow
and there are more human lives
packed one against the other
more than any other place on earth
Just run.
We aren’t tryingto kill... more »

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2014-08-29 08:17:52 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

I love it when Google+ does this: two posts, side by side, related themes (Abbott + dog). Brilliant!

I love it when Google+ does this: two posts, side by side, related themes (Abbott + dog). Brilliant!___

2014-08-28 03:21:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Things that annoy me, #9865
When I link to a form, and have to authenticate, and then the form knows my ID and my name, but requires that I enter my phone number and/or email address. BECAUSE they're in my LDAP record! This is just laziness on the part of whoever designed the form.

Things that annoy me, #9865
When I link to a form, and have to authenticate, and then the form knows my ID and my name, but requires that I enter my phone number and/or email address. BECAUSE they're in my LDAP record! This is just laziness on the part of whoever designed the form.___

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2014-08-23 07:03:55 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 8 +1s)

Breaking: Ice Bukkit challenge ends in tragedy

Breaking: Ice Bukkit challenge ends in tragedy___

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2014-08-23 06:50:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

What a great song ... one really worth Extending. From a great 80's band.

What a great song ... one really worth Extending. From a great 80's band.___

2014-08-23 03:55:19 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Red Nose Greatest Shave Ice Bucket .... why don't people people just give money to deserving causes? And no, I will not shave my bucket. I already gave.

Red Nose Greatest Shave Ice Bucket .... why don't people people just give money to deserving causes? And no, I will not shave my bucket. I already gave.___

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2014-08-22 03:30:05 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Crap. This doesn't look good ..... :(

Crap. This doesn't look good ..... :(___

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2014-08-19 00:05:00 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Spam is getting weirder ... this one is just word salad. No links, no attachments. What's the point? Unless it's a test?

Spam is getting weirder ... this one is just word salad. No links, no attachments. What's the point? Unless it's a test?___

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2014-08-18 03:17:41 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Damn. ... I was doing so well too :(

Damn. ... I was doing so well too :(___

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2014-08-13 10:16:48 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

The things you find when you start tidying your office: ten points if you know what this is. 

The things you find when you start tidying your office: ten points if you know what this is. ___

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2014-08-10 12:08:42 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

It's Wonder Woman aka DIana, as depicted by Arthur Rackham. One of many wonderful illustrations of Milton's Comus.

Full work here: https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/m/milton/john/comus/

It's Wonder Woman aka DIana, as depicted by Arthur Rackham. One of many wonderful illustrations of Milton's Comus.

Full work here: https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/m/milton/john/comus/___

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2014-08-09 13:06:10 (0 comments, 14 reshares, 13 +1s)

:D

:D___

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2014-08-09 12:09:19 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)

What the actual fuck were they thinking? 

What the actual fuck were they thinking? ___

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2014-08-09 11:13:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Amazing and beautiful photography. 

Amazing and beautiful photography. ___

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2014-08-07 10:09:37 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

The Secret Garden.

The Secret Garden.___

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2014-08-03 07:03:22 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

The Kama Sutra of Reading. lols

The Kama Sutra of Reading. lols___

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2014-08-02 00:41:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Yay! It's World Breastfeeding Week
Suck on that, Facebook!

World Breastfeeding Week begins today! ( #worldbreastfeedingweek )

#Breastfeeding is the natural way for mothers to provide their babies with key nutrients they require for healthy growth & development.

But there's plenty of things you might not know about feeding.

We keep you updated with 10 useful pieces of information in our latest breastfeeding blog:___Yay! It's World Breastfeeding Week
Suck on that, Facebook!

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2014-08-01 08:10:42 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

This is an awful piece of PR. Aside from the hilariously bad gobbledegook, there are a couple of glaring problems. In the first place, I don't have a LinkedIn profile. In the second place, my name is not Robert. And in the third place I'm not on LinkedIn in the first place.  Nothing here makes me want to do business with these guys.

This is an awful piece of PR. Aside from the hilariously bad gobbledegook, there are a couple of glaring problems. In the first place, I don't have a LinkedIn profile. In the second place, my name is not Robert. And in the third place I'm not on LinkedIn in the first place.  Nothing here makes me want to do business with these guys.___

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2014-07-31 13:30:49 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

OMG! I've been looking for this for years ... still remember when I first heard it, way back at the dawn of time (more or less). On the Pious Bird of Good Omen album. Mind altering, in a good way.

OMG! I've been looking for this for years ... still remember when I first heard it, way back at the dawn of time (more or less). On the Pious Bird of Good Omen album. Mind altering, in a good way.___

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2014-07-31 13:12:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Ah! Great rendition of a great song, by a great band.

Ah! Great rendition of a great song, by a great band.___

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2014-07-29 03:32:49 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)

Wow, fantastic dancing. ... If I have one regret, it's that I didn't learn to dance when I was young and flexible. Get into it kids. (Also, boys, the ladies love a man who can dance.)

Wow, fantastic dancing. ... If I have one regret, it's that I didn't learn to dance when I was young and flexible. Get into it kids. (Also, boys, the ladies love a man who can dance.)___

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2014-07-27 14:01:30 (0 comments, 13 reshares, 20 +1s)

Well, at the risk of losing a few more followers, here's a little more on the Gaza conflict. I won't comment except to say, especially to those who harangued me today, you need to educate yourselves. Nothing you've been told by the main stream media is complete, and much of it is simply pro-Israel propaganda. ... Oh, and Israel is clearly in breach of international laws, but oddly, none of the major powers seems to care about that. Its like they have a secret agenda, or something.

Well, at the risk of losing a few more followers, here's a little more on the Gaza conflict. I won't comment except to say, especially to those who harangued me today, you need to educate yourselves. Nothing you've been told by the main stream media is complete, and much of it is simply pro-Israel propaganda. ... Oh, and Israel is clearly in breach of international laws, but oddly, none of the major powers seems to care about that. Its like they have a secret agenda, or something.___

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2014-07-27 00:58:38 (101 comments, 84 reshares, 171 +1s)

They call us now.
Before they drop the bombs.
The phone rings
and someone who knows my first name
calls and says in perfect Arabic
“This is David.”
And in my stupor of sonic booms and glass shattering symphonies
still smashing around in my head
I think "Do I know any Davids in Gaza?"
They call us now to say
Run.
You have 58 seconds from the end of this message.
Your house is next.
They think of it as some kind of war time courtesy.
It doesn’t matter that
there is nowhere to run to.
It means nothing that the borders are closed
and your papers are worthless
and mark you only for a life sentence
in this prison by the sea
and the alleyways are narrow
and there are more human lives
packed one against the other
more than any other place on earth
Just run.
We aren’t tryingto kill... more »

They call us now.
Before they drop the bombs.
The phone rings
and someone who knows my first name
calls and says in perfect Arabic
“This is David.”
And in my stupor of sonic booms and glass shattering symphonies
still smashing around in my head
I think "Do I know any Davids in Gaza?"
They call us now to say
Run.
You have 58 seconds from the end of this message.
Your house is next.
They think of it as some kind of war time courtesy.
It doesn’t matter that
there is nowhere to run to.
It means nothing that the borders are closed
and your papers are worthless
and mark you only for a life sentence
in this prison by the sea
and the alleyways are narrow
and there are more human lives
packed one against the other
more than any other place on earth
Just run.
We aren’t trying to kill you.
It doesn’t matter that
you can’t call us back to tell us
the people we claim to want aren’t in your house
that there’s no one here
except you and your children
who were cheering for Argentina
sharing the last loaf of bread for this week
counting candles left in case the power goes out.
It doesn’t matter that you have children.
You live in the wrong place
and now is your chance to run
to nowhere.
It doesn’t matter
that 58 seconds isn’t long enough
to find your wedding album
or your son’s favorite blanket
or your daughter’s almost completed college application
or your shoes
or to gather everyone in the house.
It doesn’t matter what you had planned.
It doesn’t matter who you are
Prove you’re human.
Prove you stand on two legs.
Run.

Running Orders by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha

via http://goo.gl/8eqBcj___

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2014-07-26 09:02:42 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 9 +1s)

I wouldn't normally share anything from the Daily Mail, but this is powerful stuff ...

I wouldn't normally share anything from the Daily Mail, but this is powerful stuff ...___

2014-07-25 07:17:31 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

So, can I interest anyone in a huge analog tv, weighs about 100kg? No? Looks like I need a run to the dump then. 

(Got a new 32" FHD LED LCD for $290. Next up, need Chromecast.)

So, can I interest anyone in a huge analog tv, weighs about 100kg? No? Looks like I need a run to the dump then. 

(Got a new 32" FHD LED LCD for $290. Next up, need Chromecast.)___

2014-07-24 09:00:06 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

OK, so it looks like we need to buy a new tv -- the old analogue with set top box has suddenly decided not to play. So, expert opinions please: if I want to use it with Chromecast, will a 32" LED LCD with 1366 x 768 HD Resolution work for me? I can get one for $250. Not looking to impress the neighbours, just want to be able to watch Dr Who and the news.

OK, so it looks like we need to buy a new tv -- the old analogue with set top box has suddenly decided not to play. So, expert opinions please: if I want to use it with Chromecast, will a 32" LED LCD with 1366 x 768 HD Resolution work for me? I can get one for $250. Not looking to impress the neighbours, just want to be able to watch Dr Who and the news.___

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2014-07-22 11:54:25 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)

More brand-new beautiful chill-out music from Athens, via the excellent +Beats & Culture 

More brand-new beautiful chill-out music from Athens, via the excellent +Beats & Culture ___

2014-07-22 06:05:20 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

Amazing! Someone wants to copy some old 5.25 inch floppy disks, and asked if we have a PC capable of doing that. Well, as it happens ... our colleague Roland set up a PC for just that purpose, back in 2008, before he retired. Of course, it has sat in a corner for the past six years, unused.

Miraculously, I powered it up today and ... it still works!  I fully expected it to die as soon as I hit the power switch, but no. It's an HP/Compaq PC, running Windows 2000. Well done HP! Good build.
(And thanks, Roland, wherever you are now.)

Amazing! Someone wants to copy some old 5.25 inch floppy disks, and asked if we have a PC capable of doing that. Well, as it happens ... our colleague Roland set up a PC for just that purpose, back in 2008, before he retired. Of course, it has sat in a corner for the past six years, unused.

Miraculously, I powered it up today and ... it still works!  I fully expected it to die as soon as I hit the power switch, but no. It's an HP/Compaq PC, running Windows 2000. Well done HP! Good build.
(And thanks, Roland, wherever you are now.)___

2014-07-19 05:50:08 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Noooooo! Went shopping with a simple grocery list: 
cat food
cake.
Came back with bags of vegetables, fruit, meat, ... and NO CAKE!
#fail

Noooooo! Went shopping with a simple grocery list: 
cat food
cake.
Came back with bags of vegetables, fruit, meat, ... and NO CAKE!
#fail___

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2014-07-19 02:34:23 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Sometimes I think Google+ is messing with our heads ...

#serendipity #robotsinbondage  

Sometimes I think Google+ is messing with our heads ...

#serendipity #robotsinbondage  ___

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2014-07-19 00:20:04 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

Zionism is a political movement that does not represent all Jews .... powerful words. We need to educate ourselves, and we need to counter the extreme media bias over this conflict.

Zionism is a political movement that does not represent all Jews .... powerful words. We need to educate ourselves, and we need to counter the extreme media bias over this conflict.___

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2014-07-15 14:13:36 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Seriously scary, or seriously funny? Why not both!

Seriously scary, or seriously funny? Why not both!___

2014-07-13 03:22:05 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

Cool music from Aussie band Unkle Ho. Swing that thing!

Cool music from Aussie band Unkle Ho. Swing that thing!___

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2014-07-13 03:12:54 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

New music via Beats & Culture. We quite like it!

New music via Beats & Culture. We quite like it!___

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2014-07-13 02:14:11 (4 comments, 23 reshares, 17 +1s)

Well said, and right to the point.

you, as a person living on this planet, get to make a choice whether you want to hurt people or help people.

Yes, it's as simple as that.

Source: jezebel.com,  http://goo.gl/B74rIw

Well said, and right to the point.

you, as a person living on this planet, get to make a choice whether you want to hurt people or help people.

Yes, it's as simple as that.

Source: jezebel.com,  http://goo.gl/B74rIw___

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2014-07-13 01:56:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Math Myths - busted! This is excellent, and everything you think you know about Maths is (probably) wrong.

Math Myths - busted! This is excellent, and everything you think you know about Maths is (probably) wrong.___

2014-07-12 01:47:44 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Ah, that was the week from hell : Dementors at me every day, massively complex things to do, and I ended the week by twisting my knee. So here I am Saturday morning, on the couch, eating chocolate. .... Did you know that if you eat chocolate in small pieces, you have no idea how much you've eaten? :))

Ah, that was the week from hell : Dementors at me every day, massively complex things to do, and I ended the week by twisting my knee. So here I am Saturday morning, on the couch, eating chocolate. .... Did you know that if you eat chocolate in small pieces, you have no idea how much you've eaten? :))___

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2014-07-11 12:30:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Interesting. Not who I expected, but, OK! An admirable philosopher.

Interesting. Not who I expected, but, OK! An admirable philosopher.___

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2014-07-10 14:19:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This is awesome ... Sister's collection of One Direction posters transformed into something magical ... :D

This is awesome ... Sister's collection of One Direction posters transformed into something magical ... :D___

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2014-07-09 14:19:24 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)

Good for you, Penny Wong. Prime Minister material if you ask me.
#auspol

Good for you, Penny Wong. Prime Minister material if you ask me.
#auspol___

2014-07-09 09:46:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Dinner time. Favorite Chinese tonight. 

Dinner time. Favorite Chinese tonight. ___

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2014-07-08 23:29:32 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

In case anyone in Australia still thinks it's OK to hand the Tamil asylum seekers back to the Sri Lankan navy, read this:

Since the End of the War, the Sinhalese Buddhists have become even more xenophobic than before. A few of them, led by Buddhist monks no less, have organised themselves into Sri Lanka's version of the Ku Klux Klan known as The Bodhu Bala Sena (BBS). They are on the brink of instigating yet another civil war. History is repeating itself, except this time it is the Muslims that are being targeted, since the 'Tamils' have already been 'defeated'.

What Tony Abbott and Scott Morrison are doing is a simple act of bastardry, and totally un-Australian. They are despicable, and they must go.

The Fires of Hatred

This is one of those posts that I'm not sure I should publish, because it's personal, and the topic is complicated, and I don't feel that I have the historical/political expertise to do this any justice. But staying silent is harder so...here goes.

I am a Sri Lankan citizen, and I am ethnically a Sinhalese. A few years ago, Sri Lanka ended a brutal civil war that some of you may have heard about on the news. Sometimes I get asked about the war in Sri Lanka, and what it was like growing up with it. Answering that question is always hard for me. I suspect it's hard for a lot of people in my position, because the answer, the right answer, consists of a lot of words, and the person asking the question tends to want answers in the form of an easily digestible summary: "well, you have your Nazis on the one side, doing bad things like killing unicorns, and the daring pure-hearted heroes on the other saving those unicorns with their laser-beams" If it took less than five minutes to explain, it's all bullshit, no matter which side of the story you're hearing. Not to mention the fact that the person asking the question usually doesn't have a clue about the ethnic and geopolitical background that led to the whole mess, because who really cares about a tiny island in the middle of the Indian ocean?

But here is a simplified background on what happened, over thirty years ago.

So there is this country, Sri Lanka. Most of the people there are Sinhalese. Less people are Tamil. After becoming a semi-proper democracy back around 60 years ago, the majority Sinhalese began the standard democratic practice of treating the minorities like shit. Not nearly as badly as white America screwed over black America, I mean, we're not barbarians, but still there were some major disparities. So eventually, about 30 years ago, a small group of Tamils decided enough was enough, and made a fuss. A couple of soldiers died in that fuss. The Sinhalese population thought that was rather bad form, and rioted. Much chaos ensued, many Tamil-owned houses were burned to a crisp (sometimes with Tamils in them), and a lot of Tamils had to flee the country for their lives.

In the ensuing 30 years, a war was waged that resulted in a massive loss of life on both sides. It's difficult for me to explain how I feel about this part in an unbiased manner because seeing the results of a suicide-bombing first hand tends to hamper one's sympathy for the cause espoused by the bomber, as I'm sure you'll understand. Either way, the bloody war drew to an end a few years ago, with Sri Lanka declaring loud and proud that they truly 'defeated terrorism'. The loudest and proudest voices were of course, the Sinhalese Buddhists.

Since the End of the War, the Sinhalese Buddhists have become even more xenophobic than before. A few of them, led by Buddhist monks no less, have organised themselves into Sri Lanka's version of the Ku Klux Klan known as The Bodhu Bala Sena (BBS). They are on the brink of instigating yet another civil war. History is repeating itself, except this time it is the Muslims that are being targeted, since the 'Tamils' have already been 'defeated'. 

Why am I writing about this now? Last weekend, Aluthgama, a small town on the southern coast of Sri Lanka witnessed riots. Several people have been killed, and many more injured. The town is burning, and a curfew is in place. The people are running out of food because of the curfew, and the BBS is blocking any food parcels being sent in. The police are apathetic observers at best, because they are mostly Sinhalese Buddhists. Ignoring the violence is a matter of policy. The politicians are staunchly pro-Buddhists and racists against the Muslims. It is a jungle out there, and the violence is escalating. This incident is but one in a long series of events that rarely get reported on because of the atmosphere of silence. But disturbing snippets leak out. YouTube has a speech in which the leader of the BBS (a Buddhist monk) is heard saying that if even one 'marakkalaya' (a derogatory Sinhala word for Muslim) so much as laid a hand on a Sinhalese, that it would mean the end of all of them (Bodu Bala Sena Meeting - Aluthgama). The speech, in Sinhalese, makes me shiver because it is so reminiscent of the type of rhetoric that precedes communal and ethnic war. The sort of people who listen to racist priests and politicians.

The media in Sri Lanka is predictably silent. The 'adults' are predictably silent. The old hatred runs deep. But it is heartening to see commentary on social media condemning these incidents. I have seen many of my Sri Lankan friends, speak out against these events. Perhaps there is still hope. To paraphrase another article on this topic, it feels like "the war never ended, we just took some time off" (http://goo.gl/jpZFFe)

Image: Fire services struggling to control another Muslim shop on fire in #Aluthgama   (via http://goo.gl/X0hmeY)___In case anyone in Australia still thinks it's OK to hand the Tamil asylum seekers back to the Sri Lankan navy, read this:

Since the End of the War, the Sinhalese Buddhists have become even more xenophobic than before. A few of them, led by Buddhist monks no less, have organised themselves into Sri Lanka's version of the Ku Klux Klan known as The Bodhu Bala Sena (BBS). They are on the brink of instigating yet another civil war. History is repeating itself, except this time it is the Muslims that are being targeted, since the 'Tamils' have already been 'defeated'.

What Tony Abbott and Scott Morrison are doing is a simple act of bastardry, and totally un-Australian. They are despicable, and they must go.

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2014-07-07 10:45:11 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)

Suddenly, I can't wait for Christmas. I've found the perfect wreath for the front door! 
(Source:http://mistress-misanthropology.tumblr.com/post/89965242772)

Suddenly, I can't wait for Christmas. I've found the perfect wreath for the front door! 
(Source:http://mistress-misanthropology.tumblr.com/post/89965242772)___

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2014-07-07 10:32:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Ummm .... OK! \m/

Ummm .... OK! \m/___

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2014-07-07 09:04:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Godzone

(Australian for "God's own country", aka a beautiful place to live.)

#barossavalley   #southaustralia  

Godzone

(Australian for "God's own country", aka a beautiful place to live.)

#barossavalley   #southaustralia  ___

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2014-07-05 04:06:56 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Where will it all end? 

Where will it all end? ___

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2014-07-02 15:22:28 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Charlie Brooker nails it:

At least we can draw comfort from the fact that this terrifying power to sway the emotional state of millions is in the right hands: an anonymous cabal of secret experimenters who don't know what "empathy" is.

Charlie Brooker nails it:

At least we can draw comfort from the fact that this terrifying power to sway the emotional state of millions is in the right hands: an anonymous cabal of secret experimenters who don't know what "empathy" is.___

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2014-07-02 09:40:11 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Dinner at the Clown and Spectre, which seems to have reopened 

Dinner at the Clown and Spectre, which seems to have reopened ___

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2014-07-01 10:03:39 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

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2014-07-01 08:50:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Welfare unsustainable? Not so, according to the data: The number of people receiving welfare is declining overall. Like the "budget crisis", this is another lie from our  Federal government. They are spreading anxiety and stress for no good reason.
#auspol   #bluemeanies  

McClure report shows welfare dependency lowest in 17yrs___Welfare unsustainable? Not so, according to the data: The number of people receiving welfare is declining overall. Like the "budget crisis", this is another lie from our  Federal government. They are spreading anxiety and stress for no good reason.
#auspol   #bluemeanies  

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2014-06-28 04:29:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

It's like a James Bond theme, except this is good. :)

It's like a James Bond theme, except this is good. :)___

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