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Ted Ewen has been at 12 events

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Landscape Photography Community10,577*Landscape Photography Community:  Fog / Mist* *Dig out your best foggy or misty landscape photograph and share it to the event!!* *General Rules* 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community and contain an element of fog or mist. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, September 15, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so anyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #22: Fog/Mist2014-09-08 22:00:00571  
NovoPulp1,223Yes it is finally here! @107781032288819724254 (aka +#G+SF Anthologies), though @104121833908982880351 - Press Division, has published their first book: *_NovoPulp 2013/2014 Anthology._*  http://www.NovoPulp.com/store  To celebrate we are having a Launch Party HOA. SATURDAY 29th OF MARCH 2014 EST: 19:00 GMT: 23:00 SUNDAY 30th of MARCH 2014 CET: 00:00 AEDT: 10:00 READINGS FROM: @101942254766672606204  @108429362865809614439  OTHER GUESTS INCLUDE: @111830327627461921997  For those who don't know here is a little synopsis on the NovoPulp project: _Let’s bring back the best days of Pulp: Fiction written by and for those who love the genre. Pushing boundaries, asking the questions, demanding the answers, and even providing some._ _We collect, anthologise, and produce one volume a year of the very best Speculative Fiction that G+ can provide. All comers are welcome – we want everyone to have the chance to put their ideas before the world, to be the one who saw what the rest of us didn’t – or wouldn’t – and so change the world..._ *If you enjoy speculative fiction and great artwork you are in for a treat.* Even if you can't attend the HOA, if you can spread the word about the event or the book we would really appreciate it. You can find images and code for your website here: http://www.NovoPulp.com/spread-the-word To those that can make it please join us at the first NovoPulp Launch Party HOA this weekend (the 29th/30th of March 2014 - depending on your timezone). Notification Notice: If you were notified it is because you have circled the @107781032288819724254 (aka +#G+SF Anthology) page. We endeavour to keep these notifications to an absolute minimum, but if you would like to be removed or added to our notification circle please let us know. If you would like to be notified more frequently of NovoPulp news then please subscribe to our newsletter (http://eepurl.com/C_-Qf) or join our public Google+ community (https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115593955852120500953).    Thank you for all your support over the last two years :DNovoPulp 2013/2014 Anthology Launch Party HOA2014-03-30 00:00:0033  
Charles Strebor (Rantz)25,459Getting in early so as many people as possible can book their calendars for a wonderful afternoon and evening of poi training (plain, LED, fire and any other types available) followed by a night of fire and other light play. Please bring any poi that you may have - if you don't have them, you can order them on this link: http://www.homeofpoi.com/?friend=Rantz23 - you'll get a discount and I'll get a few credits. http://rantz.me/?p=5053 Poi Training and Fire Play2014-03-09 16:00:0037  
Peter Tom16,975You are invited to post your favorite photographs from May 1 to May 31 2013.Peter's May Exhibition Event2013-05-26 21:00:00122  
Charles Strebor (Rantz)25,459A wee photowalk.South Bank Photo Walkabout2013-05-04 17:00:0017  
Olivio Sarikas5,555One of the biggest challenges in game development is to build a community of people who are your base, your gamers, your fans, your family. But how do you get them? JOIN HANGOUT HERE: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/81583f9d8181c0a2120b71c6a736afaa4c34a80b?authuser=0&hl=enGame Dev Hangout #04: How to build a community?2013-04-27 16:00:0027  
Olivio Sarikas5,555Let´s talk about the process of designing and creating games. How to come up with  challenging mechanics, a interesting plot, a balanced game-play and entertaining action. And how to create all that into a finished game. Lot´s of questions, much to talk about. Join us :)  Find the hangout here: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/af627cfe32c7096cf291350b5bcdbf3bcbc6ad6b?authuser=0&hl=enGame Dev Hangout #03: How to design games?2013-04-20 16:00:0025  
Olivio Sarikas5,555Team Work and Crowd-sourcing are very powerful & fun tools in game development. But how are they done right? How do you find a team? And what can Crowd-sourcing be used for?Game Dev Hangout #02: How to do Team Work & Crowd-sourcing?2013-04-13 16:00:0019  
Peter Tom16,975You are invited to share as many of your images as you would like over the next week to this event. Participation is strictly opt-in.Peter Tom's Photography Exhibition2013-04-10 11:30:0078  
Olivio Sarikas5,555Let´s talk about how to organize all the different levels of Game Development. From the first ideas to managing your assets and code in a team down to license management and workflow organisation. Level: Beginner to Master - all are welcomeGame Dev Hangout: How to organize your Game Development?2013-04-06 16:00:0017  
Leigh Diprose33,763*CONDITIONS OF ENTRY* 1.  Add +Leigh Diprose  OR  +F Stop Lounge  to your circles. 2.  Be a member of the *Google+ Photographers Community*      https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115192306691687911760 3.  Enter only *ONE* photo to this event - it has to be your best photo. 4.  SHARE  this event with your circles *HOW DO I ENTER?* Follow the CONDITIONS OF ENTRY *WHAT IS THE THEME?* There is no theme. Simply enter only *ONE* of your best photos. *WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?* The Top THREE photos selected by the judges will each receive  1x Sony DSC TX20 Digital Still Camera. See the specs here: http://www.dpreview.com/products/sony/compacts/sony_dsctx20/specification *HOW WILL THE PHOTOS BE JUDGED?* There will be 10 judges. Each of the 10 judges will choose their favourite photo. The photos selected will form the finalists. The selected finalists will then be judged on a Judges Google+ Hangout and be given a score out of 100 on the following criteria - How creative, original and what the technical quality is like in the photograph. *HOW WILL THE TOP THREE PHOTOS BE CHOSEN?* The three photos that receive the highest score from the judges will be selected as the winning three photos. These three finalists will be announced LIVE on a Google+ On Air Hangout on Leigh Diprose's YouTube Channel. In the event the winner is disqualified for any reason, the photograph that received the next highest total score will be chosen as one of the winning photos. *REMEMBER TO WIN A PRIZE YOU MUST FOLLOW THE CONDITIONS OF ENTRY* (located at the top) *WHO ARE THE JUDGES?* +André Appel   +suzanne clements  +Leigh Diprose  +Joshua Fisher  +Andy Gray  +Kev Isabeth  +Don Noll  +Jack Salzke  +helen sotiriadis  +Duncan Wright  *THE LITTLE LEGAL SECTION - THE SMALL TEXT*     1.    You acknowledge that is Your responsibility for protecting your entry against image misuse by any third party. Leigh Diprose assumes no responsibility and will not be liable for any image misuse. 2.   There are no alternatives available for the prize winner. 3.   The winners photo will be published online on www.fstoplounge.com; the F Stop Lounge Google+ page, F Stop Lounge Facebook page and the Google+ Photographers Community. 4.   Photoshop and other editing techniques are allowed. 5   The prize will be sent to you within a reasonable time.  6.   Your submission must not contain content, material or any element that is unlawful, or otherwise in violation of or contrary to all applicable federal, state, provincial or local laws and regulations the laws or regulations in any state where the Photographs were created. 7. The judges have the right to disqualify anyone who submits multiple entries or is found to be cheating. Who is the sponsor of the prize? Sponsored by +Leigh Diprose Google+ Photographers Photo Competition - *To Enter Follow the Conditions of Entry below*2013-01-31 18:00:00565  
Hubble Space Telescope8,039,474A new, improved portrait of Hubble’s deepest-ever view of the universe, called the eXtreme Deep Field, or XDF, looks far away and back in time to reveal faint galaxies at one ten-billionth the brightness of what the human eye can see.  This is the culmination of 10 years of observing a patch of sky that contains thousands of far-flung galaxies. The full-color XDF image shows previously unseen galaxies as they looked in the early universe, billions of years ago. Astronomers continue studying this area of sky with Hubble. Extensive ongoing observing programs, led by Harry Teplitz and Richard Ellis at the California Institute of Technology, will allow astronomers to study the deep-field galaxies with Hubble to even greater depths in ultraviolet and infrared light prior to the launch of JWST. These new results will provide even more extraordinary views of this region of the sky and will be shared with the public in the coming months.                                Want to know more? You can participate in an online webinar and hear three key astronomers of the XDF observing team describe how they assembled the landmark observation. They will illustrate and explain what Hubble’s powerful new view tells us about the evolving universe.   Viewers can send in questions for our panel of experts to discuss. The webinar will be broadcast at 1 p.m. Thursday Sept 27. Join us here for this Google Event, or watch and leave questions at the HubbleSite YouTube Channel. (http://www.youtube.com/hubblesitechannel). You can also ask your questions in advance here in comments, and we'll pass them on to our panel. The panelists will be: Garth Illingworth, astronomer at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the principal investigator of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2009 (HUDF09) Project.   Pascal Oesch, astronomer at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is a co-investigator with the HUDF09 Project.   Dan Magee, programmer/data analyst at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is a co-investigator with the HUDF09 Project. There's some more info here: http://hudf09.ucolick.org/xdf.html #xdf  Meet the Hubble eXtreme Deep Field Observing Team2012-09-27 19:00:00438  

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2017-07-27 13:45:39 (16 comments; 1 reshares; 76 +1s; )Open 

Meanwhile, a moment ago... I had a feathered pillow!
Let me tell you, it's hard to stay in a bad mood under these circumstances.
The best part? They came to me, I didn't pick them up.

Jeg er kyllingmanden!
I am the chicken man!

#animalweek

Most reshares: 7

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2017-07-26 13:24:47 (3 comments; 7 reshares; 43 +1s; )Open 

Most plusones: 76

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2017-07-27 13:45:39 (16 comments; 1 reshares; 76 +1s; )Open 

Meanwhile, a moment ago... I had a feathered pillow!
Let me tell you, it's hard to stay in a bad mood under these circumstances.
The best part? They came to me, I didn't pick them up.

Jeg er kyllingmanden!
I am the chicken man!

#animalweek

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2017-08-19 18:14:35 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

Sorta related....

Sorta related....___

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2017-08-19 16:47:59 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 70 +1s; )Open 

Thanks, Gordon!

+Ted Ewen​, I don't think your cousin gives a hoot.......___Thanks, Gordon!

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2017-08-18 13:05:13 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

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2017-08-18 09:05:59 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Some of us have been warning you this storm was building for decades, but by all means get indignant now. Better late than never, I guess.

Except, if you'd cared about this as much as the Kardashians, Game of Thrones, or whatever other twaddle, we might not have Trump and the rest.

What happened to any reference to Nazis invalidates your argument?
Not so smarmy now, huh?

Some of us have been warning you this storm was building for decades, but by all means get indignant now. Better late than never, I guess.

Except, if you'd cared about this as much as the Kardashians, Game of Thrones, or whatever other twaddle, we might not have Trump and the rest.

What happened to any reference to Nazis invalidates your argument?
Not so smarmy now, huh?

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2017-08-18 09:00:49 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

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2017-08-18 08:59:25 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Via +Stephen M. Dupree

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2017-08-18 08:57:37 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

Via +Daniel J. Stern

"Brad" here has it nailed. Be like Brad.
#ImpeachTrump
#Naziapologistscanfuckrightoff ___Via +Daniel J. Stern

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2017-08-18 08:55:14 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

The Paradox of Tolerance

The Paradox of Tolerance___

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2017-08-17 07:47:52 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Thanks, +Kam-Yung Soh!

A pretty big #tedscousins here. "Spirit in Country

It took several attempts circling around at 3000 feet to direct my pilot into position so I could get the angle I wanted and keep the strut of the wing out of shot. To me, this looks like a person side-on laying in the earth.

Lake Eyre, South Australia

Nikon D800, Nikon 24-70 mm, 1/1600, f/8, ISO 200, handheld"

+Ted Ewen___Thanks, +Kam-Yung Soh!

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2017-08-14 12:51:47 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

The Roskilde Longship Museum

Made a wrong turn and ended up here. Thought of +Dan Radice, and here we are!

The Roskilde Longship Museum

Made a wrong turn and ended up here. Thought of +Dan Radice, and here we are!___

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2017-08-14 07:30:18 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 41 +1s; )Open 

I am Roost!
The pooper peepers are now 8 weeks old. They aren't quite as small as they used to be. They still come up and sit with/on me twice a day, though it gets a bit crowded. It's good to be the king 🐔

I am Roost!
The pooper peepers are now 8 weeks old. They aren't quite as small as they used to be. They still come up and sit with/on me twice a day, though it gets a bit crowded. It's good to be the king 🐔

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2017-08-11 08:29:06 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

One that brought Mary to mind
https://instagram.com/p/BSsvd-eF8Wp/

One that brought Mary to mind
https://instagram.com/p/BSsvd-eF8Wp/___

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2017-08-11 08:23:33 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Ooh, I miss our old 78 collection!

___Ooh, I miss our old 78 collection!

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2017-08-11 05:14:59 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

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2017-08-10 17:09:48 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

It's turtles all the way down!
Seen at the local vet today.

Also, the Danish word for turtle is skildpadde.

Skid pad. Appropriate, as you'll know if ever you've stepped on one.

#animalweek!
#joindaily - sitting

It's turtles all the way down!
Seen at the local vet today.

Also, the Danish word for turtle is skildpadde.

Skid pad. Appropriate, as you'll know if ever you've stepped on one.

#animalweek!
#joindaily - sitting___

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2017-08-10 17:08:39 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

The red coop has its base and is getting its yard!

The red coop has its base and is getting its yard!___

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2017-08-09 02:32:58 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

Thanks, Jim!

One for +Ted Ewen
https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/08/08/mother-nature-tears/___Thanks, Jim!

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2017-08-08 03:51:00 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Britain would have likely voted to remain in the European Union were its population educated to a slightly higher level, a new study has found.

Researchers at the University of Leicester say that had just 3 per cent more of the population gone to university, the UK would probably not be leaving the EU.

The researchers looked at reasons why people voted Leave and found that whether someone had been to university or accessed other higher education was the “predominant factor” in how they voted.

The level of higher education in an area was far more important than age, gender, the number of immigrants, or income in predicting the way an area voted, the researchers found.

Age and gender were both significant but not as important as education level, the researchers found. Income and number of immigrants in an area were not found to be a significant factor inhow... more »

Britain would have likely voted to remain in the European Union were its population educated to a slightly higher level, a new study has found.

Researchers at the University of Leicester say that had just 3 per cent more of the population gone to university, the UK would probably not be leaving the EU.

The researchers looked at reasons why people voted Leave and found that whether someone had been to university or accessed other higher education was the “predominant factor” in how they voted.

The level of higher education in an area was far more important than age, gender, the number of immigrants, or income in predicting the way an area voted, the researchers found.

Age and gender were both significant but not as important as education level, the researchers found. Income and number of immigrants in an area were not found to be a significant factor in how people voted. ..."

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-education-higher-university-study-university-leave-eu-remain-voters-educated-a7881441.html___

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2017-08-02 11:45:45 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 


via +Rhys Taylor, who wrote:
"Freedom of movement not only breaks down xenophobic barriers but forces local governments to ensure worker's rights are protected, otherwise workers can and do simply go elsewhere. The EU is not some tyrannical overlord that suppresses worker's rights, it's the exact opposite. Yes, it requires relinquishing some paltry powers of the sovereign nation state, but state control isn't a virtue in itself. It behoves a conservative-led state to reduce the individual's rights by denying them freedom of movement. The EU is a safeguard against overbearing states, not a sort of super-state that will swallow countries whole and somehow destroy their local traditions and cultures."

I would add that it encourages an expectation of integration over assimilation as well. As an American this whole EU question is absurd to me. Of course... more »

A fine demolition of the idea that free movement is bad for workers.

How many Leave voters realise that ending free movement means that they can't travel freely to Europe? Long queues at immigration, applying for visas, green cards for jobs in Europe, ...___
via +Rhys Taylor, who wrote:
"Freedom of movement not only breaks down xenophobic barriers but forces local governments to ensure worker's rights are protected, otherwise workers can and do simply go elsewhere. The EU is not some tyrannical overlord that suppresses worker's rights, it's the exact opposite. Yes, it requires relinquishing some paltry powers of the sovereign nation state, but state control isn't a virtue in itself. It behoves a conservative-led state to reduce the individual's rights by denying them freedom of movement. The EU is a safeguard against overbearing states, not a sort of super-state that will swallow countries whole and somehow destroy their local traditions and cultures."

I would add that it encourages an expectation of integration over assimilation as well. As an American this whole EU question is absurd to me. Of course Europe should unify. The economic and social benefits are manifold and universal. We are all improved though the free exchange of ideas and money and people. Xenophobia and nationalism beget what they always have: war, strife, and suffering on colossal scales.

Want to know who profits from war, strife, and suffering on a colossal scale?
Look at those who oppose the EU. They are either profiting by it or too ignorant to know what they support.

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2017-08-02 08:07:55 (8 comments; 2 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

Oh, where to put this? Silly Monkeys? Politics? Nah, it's family!
Some of #tedscousins quite enjoy making fools of bigots, racists, and other such lowlives. Much like #tedhimself!

Thanks, +Kam-Yung Soh ! Pure win.

Really?!?! Probably a first for #tedscousins +Ted Ewen. "A Facebook group for Norwegians opposed to immigration was widely mocked after members apparently could not tell the difference between empty bus seats and burka-clad women.

A user posted a photo of empty bus seats to the Facebook group Fedrelandet viktigst (roughly translated as ‘Fatherland first’) with the question “what do people think about this?”

What they thought is apparently that they were seeing a bus full of burka-clad women and proof of the ‘Islamification’ of Norway.

Member after member sounded off on how “frightening”, “tragic” and “scary” the scene was. Others decried that such a thing could happen in Norway (it didn’t) and worried that the phantom passengers could have “weapons and bombs” under their garments (they didn't because, well, there were no passengers).
[...]
The responses from the closed group went viral after Facebook user Sindre Beyer posted screenshots of people’s incredulous reactions.

“What happens when a photo of some empty bus seats is posted to a disgusting Facebook group and nearly everyone thinks they see a bunch of burkas?” he wrote in a post that was shared over 1,500 times and elicited widespread mockery of the Fedrelandet viktigst group.

“Just when I thought that nothing from that group could surprise me, they manage to actually surprise me,” a commenter wrote in response to Beyer’s post."___Oh, where to put this? Silly Monkeys? Politics? Nah, it's family!
Some of #tedscousins quite enjoy making fools of bigots, racists, and other such lowlives. Much like #tedhimself!

Thanks, +Kam-Yung Soh ! Pure win.

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2017-07-31 08:21:28 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 40 +1s; )Open 

Thanks, Franc!

+Ted Ewen​ found these 2 hiding in the corner. Just wondering what they are up to ;)___Thanks, Franc!

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2017-07-30 19:39:02 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 41 +1s; )Open 

That one was napping on my shoulder again tonight, same same. (This image is from the other night, and is used for illustration.)

She stood up, walked down to my knee, positioned herself so her vent was hanging over empty space, pooped (missing my leg) and walked back up to my shoulder to resume napping. Never seen the like from a chicken before. She reallllllly wants to be a cuddle chirpie!

That one was napping on my shoulder again tonight, same same. (This image is from the other night, and is used for illustration.)

She stood up, walked down to my knee, positioned herself so her vent was hanging over empty space, pooped (missing my leg) and walked back up to my shoulder to resume napping. Never seen the like from a chicken before. She reallllllly wants to be a cuddle chirpie!___

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2017-07-28 20:50:42 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-fda-tobacco-regulation-idUSKBN1AD1VW

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-fda-tobacco-regulation-idUSKBN1AD1VW___

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2017-07-28 12:29:51 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 42 +1s; )Open 

Via +George Station

___Via +George Station

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2017-07-28 12:28:45 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Need a smile? Click through for the video.

https://instagram.com/p/BXFig4EFx5z/

Need a smile? Click through for the video.

https://instagram.com/p/BXFig4EFx5z/___

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2017-07-28 11:09:58 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Just sayin.
Click through for the animation.

https://www.facebook.com/TheJokeAndToke/videos/1962623494015485/ #NS

Just sayin.
Click through for the animation.

https://www.facebook.com/TheJokeAndToke/videos/1962623494015485/ #NS___

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2017-07-27 16:21:53 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

Meanwhile, some moments ago... Another corvid visitor.

So, we have a lot of corvid neighbours. Stormcrows, ravens, and magpies.
We have long known that the magpies take advantage of the feeders and waterers around the place. They happily go in and out of the shed and the yard of the large coop, eat from the feeders and generally make themselves at home. The chickens do not seem to mind them, and they do not seem to be stealing eggs from the coops, though any laid outside are fair game. Got to see a magpie take an egg, whole, into its beak, though it took some trying, and fly away with it. Good on him, he earned it.

A side effect of this however, is that they occasionally get startled and forget where the door is. Then I get to go in and catch them, take a video or some photos, put a soothing balm on my nips and scratches ( 1. They have awfully strong feet and very, very sharp... more »

Meanwhile, some moments ago... Another corvid visitor.

So, we have a lot of corvid neighbours. Stormcrows, ravens, and magpies.
We have long known that the magpies take advantage of the feeders and waterers around the place. They happily go in and out of the shed and the yard of the large coop, eat from the feeders and generally make themselves at home. The chickens do not seem to mind them, and they do not seem to be stealing eggs from the coops, though any laid outside are fair game. Got to see a magpie take an egg, whole, into its beak, though it took some trying, and fly away with it. Good on him, he earned it.

A side effect of this however, is that they occasionally get startled and forget where the door is. Then I get to go in and catch them, take a video or some photos, put a soothing balm on my nips and scratches ( 1. They have awfully strong feet and very, very sharp talons! 2. Although their beaks are long and pointy, and lack a cutting edge like a parrot's, they are also have quite a strong bite. The bill length develops quite a lot of leverage and when that force is concentrated on the needle sharp tip of the bill, well....), then come and post about it.

So, here is today's visitor, a rather young magpie who put up with my manhandling rather well, I must say.

#animalweek___

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2017-07-27 13:45:39 (16 comments; 1 reshares; 76 +1s; )Open 

Meanwhile, a moment ago... I had a feathered pillow!
Let me tell you, it's hard to stay in a bad mood under these circumstances.
The best part? They came to me, I didn't pick them up.

Jeg er kyllingmanden!
I am the chicken man!

#animalweek

Meanwhile, a moment ago... I had a feathered pillow!
Let me tell you, it's hard to stay in a bad mood under these circumstances.
The best part? They came to me, I didn't pick them up.

Jeg er kyllingmanden!
I am the chicken man!

#animalweek___

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2017-07-27 02:23:03 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

So yum, and he kinda looks like family...a distant #tedscousin if you will...

"[iNaturalist.org] Our Observation of the Day is this insane weevil, seen in The Philippines by tonyg! Wow!"___So yum, and he kinda looks like family...a distant #tedscousin if you will...

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2017-07-27 01:54:28 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Another from the archives for #animalweek. Back in 2012, we were host to a flock of swallows as they trained their fledgelings to live in the wider world.

They started off by catching bugs and feeding the kids gently, landing and giving them them the insect they had caught. As time went on they started feeding them from a quick hover, then as they flew by slowly, then quite forcefully as they zoomed past at terrific speeds.

The next day started with more of the same. Then the rules changed again, with the adults dropping the insects as they flew over, at ever increasing heights and speeds.

By the fourth day, the kids were flying with the adults, catching their own food on the wing.

Here is an album of images from those days. Do click through, there are some great pics! This is my favourite however. Look closely and you will see the luckiest dragonfly in Denmark,... more »

Another from the archives for #animalweek. Back in 2012, we were host to a flock of swallows as they trained their fledgelings to live in the wider world.

They started off by catching bugs and feeding the kids gently, landing and giving them them the insect they had caught. As time went on they started feeding them from a quick hover, then as they flew by slowly, then quite forcefully as they zoomed past at terrific speeds.

The next day started with more of the same. Then the rules changed again, with the adults dropping the insects as they flew over, at ever increasing heights and speeds.

By the fourth day, the kids were flying with the adults, catching their own food on the wing.

Here is an album of images from those days. Do click through, there are some great pics! This is my favourite however. Look closely and you will see the luckiest dragonfly in Denmark, on that day at least.


https://photos.app.goo.gl/09GRuAeSXCZ7X6cg1___

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2017-07-27 01:17:41 (5 comments; 3 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

One from the archives for #animalweek curated by +Heidi Anne Morris .

This one breaks the rules, as it is not my own photo. It was shot by a dear old friend of mine in Florida, and is used with permission. But, because it is #animalweek and not#ooohlookatmeimaphotographer week, I don't feel too badly about it, because AWESOME TIGER! (And a good cause, check them out and throw them a few dollars if you can. They do good, well.)

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TIGER!
HUMAN!
A photo by one of my oldest friends, M. Ford,  of a tiger at Single Vision in Florida, USA (http://singlevisioninc.org/):


Single Vision, Inc. an Endangered Species Educational Facility:

Protecting the Vanishing Wild ~ Remember: Extinction is Forever

_Single Vision, Inc. was founded to help educate the public about the plight of tigers in what is left of the WILD, and to... more »

One from the archives for #animalweek curated by +Heidi Anne Morris .

This one breaks the rules, as it is not my own photo. It was shot by a dear old friend of mine in Florida, and is used with permission. But, because it is #animalweek and not#ooohlookatmeimaphotographer week, I don't feel too badly about it, because AWESOME TIGER! (And a good cause, check them out and throw them a few dollars if you can. They do good, well.)

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TIGER!
HUMAN!
A photo by one of my oldest friends, M. Ford,  of a tiger at Single Vision in Florida, USA (http://singlevisioninc.org/):


Single Vision, Inc. an Endangered Species Educational Facility:

Protecting the Vanishing Wild ~ Remember: Extinction is Forever

_Single Vision, Inc. was founded to help educate the public about the plight of tigers in what is left of the WILD, and to provide a permanent life-long home for two beautiful Bengal Tigers as well as to many other beautiful big cats and wildlife animals.

Single Vision Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit educational wildlife facility in Melrose, Florida. Our mission is to educate the public on the dangers our exotic wildlife are facing in the wild.

Most exotic species are endangered today due to illegal poaching and habitat destruction. If we don't give them a voice and fight to keep them alive, soon captivity will be the only place most of these amazing animals will be found.

Through educational programs and exhibiting our animals, we hope to inspire people to help change the plight of these rare creatures.

It is up to us to make a difference.___

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2017-07-27 01:11:54 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

Lol, via +Jeremy Seifert

Giggles

Ded

#giggles___Lol, via +Jeremy Seifert

2017-07-26 14:03:24 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Added photos to #ANIMALweek a picture sharing event (all forms of Art welcome) for everyone on GOOGLE PLUS.

Added photos to #ANIMALweek a picture sharing event (all forms of Art welcome) for everyone on GOOGLE PLUS.___

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2017-07-26 13:24:47 (3 comments; 7 reshares; 43 +1s; )Open 

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2017-07-26 13:10:37 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Yorkshire Sculpture Park | YSP This Season http://buff.ly/2uWrf5Y found a day out! :)

Yorkshire Sculpture Park | YSP This Season http://buff.ly/2uWrf5Y found a day out! :)___

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2017-07-26 13:07:02 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Alt-right activists say Trump and Bannon are giving them “space to destroy” by keeping FBI away

Alt-right activists say Trump and Bannon are giving them “space to destroy” by keeping FBI away___

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2017-07-26 13:01:41 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

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2017-07-26 13:00:26 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

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2017-07-26 09:29:25 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

From statbank.dk, the true numbers regarding immigrant employment in Denmark. I am especially interested in two subsets of this data: Non danish speakers, and immigrants with disabilities, but they are not available as standard extracts. At 100 bucks an hour for a custom dataset, I can do without it right now.

The numbers are pretty grim, and I can say that the popular view that immigrants do not /want/ to work is flat out wrong. We do, but Danes aren't hiring us. This is all the more absurd given the fact that:

​More than a third of companies in this industrial and technically advanced nation can no longer recruit enough skilled workers to fill posts. Vacancies abound for I.T. specialists, computer scientists, engineers and mechanics, as well as for electricians and carpenters. The wages needed to lure them are creeping up. Affected firms are scaling back production, turningd... more »

From statbank.dk, the true numbers regarding immigrant employment in Denmark. I am especially interested in two subsets of this data: Non danish speakers, and immigrants with disabilities, but they are not available as standard extracts. At 100 bucks an hour for a custom dataset, I can do without it right now.

The numbers are pretty grim, and I can say that the popular view that immigrants do not /want/ to work is flat out wrong. We do, but Danes aren't hiring us. This is all the more absurd given the fact that:

​More than a third of companies in this industrial and technically advanced nation can no longer recruit enough skilled workers to fill posts. Vacancies abound for I.T. specialists, computer scientists, engineers and mechanics, as well as for electricians and carpenters. The wages needed to lure them are creeping up. Affected firms are scaling back production, turning down contracts and postponing expansion plans.

​After a painful recession, unemployment is now at 4.3 percent, which is about as low as it can go without provoking inflation. During an economic boom a decade ago, joblessness fell as low as 2.4 percent, igniting an unsustainable spiral of higher wages and prices that the government desperately wants to avoid today.​

Yet I have met engineers, teachers, doctors, mechanics, tradesmen, IT professionals, administrators, immigrants all who are forced to work in shops, or warehouses, in the fields, or not at all.


So, here are the official numbers:

Population at the first day of the quarter by ancestry and time 2017 Q2
Immigrant 577,640


Employed (end November) by time and country of origin 2015
(Immigrant and refugee numbers have increased significantly since 2015, with a corresponding reduction of employment rates, according to the Statistics office)'

121,301 Immigrants from western countries
133,748 Immigrants from non-western countries
255,089 Total'

Employed Immigrants / Total Immigrants = 44.6%
44.6% of immigrants are outside the labour force

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Immigrants 16-64 years by country of origin, time, period of residence
permit and socioeconomic status"
Total Immigrants: 236,982

Employed Unemployed Outside the labour force
125,386 9,212 102,384
52.91% 3.89% 43.20% (Rounded values)

48.09% of working age immigrants are without employment.


Employment rate for people with ​disabilities and reduced work capacity: 25%
Employment rate for immigrants: 52.91%
Expectation of employment, immigrant with disabilities and reduced work capacity: 13.23%

or, 1 in every 7.56 people in my circumstances are employed.

This does not include language barriers.
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2017-07-24 21:03:54 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

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2017-07-24 17:02:48 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

I am very tired of the language bigotry. Danes are incredibly proud and vocal about the fact that everyone speaks English and that everyone learns English from an early age in Denmark. Google translate is available for those rare cases where 8 years of English education and a lifetime of exposure to English language media is not enough for effective communication.

I appreciate that some official communications must be in Danish, by law. But there is nothing stopping them and other service providers from also providing that information in English to their English only members, customers and clients.

You Danes have all the advantages, yet you choose not to communicate effectively in a language you have studied for years, instead demanding immigrants speak a language whose difficulty to learn you take pride in; all while begging for English speakers to come work here and keep your... more »

I am very tired of the language bigotry. Danes are incredibly proud and vocal about the fact that everyone speaks English and that everyone learns English from an early age in Denmark. Google translate is available for those rare cases where 8 years of English education and a lifetime of exposure to English language media is not enough for effective communication.

I appreciate that some official communications must be in Danish, by law. But there is nothing stopping them and other service providers from also providing that information in English to their English only members, customers and clients.

You Danes have all the advantages, yet you choose not to communicate effectively in a language you have studied for years, instead demanding immigrants speak a language whose difficulty to learn you take pride in; all while begging for English speakers to come work here and keep your economy afloat.

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2017-07-24 16:57:44 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

The real numbers are terrifying, especially for men.

Depending on how you define unemployment, the unemployment rate in the U.K. is as high as 21%.___The real numbers are terrifying, especially for men.

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2017-07-24 16:53:50 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

#Brexit: UK economic outlook downgraded as it becomes slowest-growing advanced nation in the world

Well done Brexiteers. Please tell me how leaving the EU will benefit our country in any way!

#Brexit: UK economic outlook downgraded as it becomes slowest-growing advanced nation in the world

Well done Brexiteers. Please tell me how leaving the EU will benefit our country in any way!___

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2017-07-24 16:47:19 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Mandala generator? Yes please!

Mandala Creator – #Free Basic Edition via @pixelsurplus___Mandala generator? Yes please!

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2017-07-24 11:28:42 (0 comments; 6 reshares; 34 +1s; )Open 

#ProletariatRevolution

#ProletariatRevolution ___

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2017-07-23 11:41:44 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

Because pretty!

Today's #joinindaily theme selected by +Johnny Wills
Light Is Peeping Through___Because pretty!

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2017-07-22 12:26:15 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

How to catch a chicken.

How to catch a chicken.___

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2017-07-22 09:46:12 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

From the latest iOS app.
So the app isn't supported by the app?
FYG!

From the latest iOS app.
So the app isn't supported by the app?
FYG!___

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