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Ted Ewen

Ted Ewen 

Founder of HermitStudio.com

Occupation: Gregarious Misanthrope, Hermit at Large (Hermit Studio)

Location: Vadsby, DK

Birthday: 02/14

Followers: 19,870

Following: 66

Views: 29,740,655

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Landscape Photography Community10,860*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 22:00:00572  
NovoPulp1,244Yes 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)25,661Getting 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 Tom17,376You 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)25,661A wee photowalk.South Bank Photo Walkabout2013-05-04 17:00:0017  
Olivio Sarikas5,637One 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 Sarikas5,637Let´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 Sarikas5,637Team 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 Tom17,376You 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 Sarikas5,637Let´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 Diprose34,219*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 18:00:00568  
Hubble Space Telescope8,032,943A 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 19:00:00439  

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2016-08-21 06:29:15 (39 comments; 11 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

New York University scholars Oeindrila Dube and S.P. Harish analyzed 28 European queenly reigns from 1480 to 1913 and found a 27 percent increase in wars when a queen was in power, as compared to the reign of a king. “People have this preconceived idea that states that are led by women engage in less conflict,” Dube told Pacific Standard, but her analysis of the data on European queens suggests another story....

http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/01/european-queens-waged-more-wars-than-kings.html

Most reshares: 11

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2016-08-21 06:29:15 (39 comments; 11 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

New York University scholars Oeindrila Dube and S.P. Harish analyzed 28 European queenly reigns from 1480 to 1913 and found a 27 percent increase in wars when a queen was in power, as compared to the reign of a king. “People have this preconceived idea that states that are led by women engage in less conflict,” Dube told Pacific Standard, but her analysis of the data on European queens suggests another story....

http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/01/european-queens-waged-more-wars-than-kings.html

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2016-08-13 10:44:48 (5 comments; 3 reshares; 105 +1s; )Open 

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2016-08-26 17:01:07 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Oddly, these statistics have circulated for decades, persistently, despite the efforts of researchers to debunk them as ridiculously inaccurate....The message should be clear: This is a bogus, Four-Pinocchio statistic unworthy of citation.

Oddly, these statistics have circulated for decades, persistently, despite the efforts of researchers to debunk them as ridiculously inaccurate....The message should be clear: This is a bogus, Four-Pinocchio statistic unworthy of citation.___

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2016-08-24 20:55:59 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Exotic Cosmic Locales Available as Space Tourism Posters
via +NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Imagination is our window into the future. New travel posters from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, envision a day when the creativity of scientists and engineers will allow us to do things we can only dream of now.

You can take a virtual trip to 14 alien worlds, and maybe even plaster your living room with planetary art, via the new, futuristic space tourism posters. The posters are available free for downloading and printing at

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=5052

Repost to cut out the middleman blog.

Exotic Cosmic Locales Available as Space Tourism Posters
via +NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Imagination is our window into the future. New travel posters from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, envision a day when the creativity of scientists and engineers will allow us to do things we can only dream of now.

You can take a virtual trip to 14 alien worlds, and maybe even plaster your living room with planetary art, via the new, futuristic space tourism posters. The posters are available free for downloading and printing at

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=5052

Repost to cut out the middleman blog.___

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2016-08-24 20:53:15 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Exotic Cosmic Locales Available as Space Tourism Posters
via +NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

magination is our window into the future. New travel posters from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, envision a day when the creativity of scientists and engineers will allow us to do things we can only dream of now.

You can take a virtual trip to 14 alien worlds, and maybe even plaster your living room with planetary art, via the new, futuristic space tourism posters. The posters are available free for downloading and printing at

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=5052

Repost to cut out the middleman blog.

Exotic Cosmic Locales Available as Space Tourism Posters
via +NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

magination is our window into the future. New travel posters from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, envision a day when the creativity of scientists and engineers will allow us to do things we can only dream of now.

You can take a virtual trip to 14 alien worlds, and maybe even plaster your living room with planetary art, via the new, futuristic space tourism posters. The posters are available free for downloading and printing at

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=5052

Repost to cut out the middleman blog.___

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2016-08-24 19:36:08 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

How awesome! Octobot
Pretty and groundbreaking and just a bit of squee.
Yup, awesome.

The manufacturing process reminds me of when I was a young boy, using my Mattel ThingMaker to create Creepy Crawlers (tm)___How awesome! Octobot
Pretty and groundbreaking and just a bit of squee.
Yup, awesome.

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2016-08-24 19:29:55 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

[...]
“It may be one of the last, large national parks that we see in our lifetime,” said Theresa Pierno, president and chief executive of the National Parks Conservation Association in an interview Wednesday, adding that in a few years, “We’ll look back and say, ‘We can’t ever imagine why this was a controversy.’”
[...]

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/08/24/obama-creates-what-could-be-the-last-large-national-park-site-on-the-east-coast-in-maine/?utm_term=.cb5470f4b969

[...]
“It may be one of the last, large national parks that we see in our lifetime,” said Theresa Pierno, president and chief executive of the National Parks Conservation Association in an interview Wednesday, adding that in a few years, “We’ll look back and say, ‘We can’t ever imagine why this was a controversy.’”
[...]

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/08/24/obama-creates-what-could-be-the-last-large-national-park-site-on-the-east-coast-in-maine/?utm_term=.cb5470f4b969___

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2016-08-24 18:50:19 (7 comments; 2 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Trump? Farage?? In MISSISSIPPI???
Is it possible we will see the first documented ignorance black hole? Ignorance so dense no glimmer of intelligence can escape?

I fear we might.

Trump? Farage?? In MISSISSIPPI???
Is it possible we will see the first documented ignorance black hole? Ignorance so dense no glimmer of intelligence can escape?

I fear we might.___

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2016-08-24 09:59:56 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

I've been searching for years for my spirit animal and failing to find it. It seems I was forgetting one very important animal in my considerations: the human animal.

It turns out my spirit animal has been right there all along, with plenty of cultural references to lead me to it. Today, those references finally did just that - I have found my spirit animal: The Dutch

I've long considered myself a "Dutch uncle at large" - in English, a Dutch uncle is a person who issues frank, harsh, or severe comments and criticism to educate, encourage, or admonish someone. Anyone who has read me, knows tha accuracy of this.

I was looking for the defintion today and ended up at wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_uncle) and looked at the sections on the origin of the term. I passed over the war/nationalism part as irrelevent (see Spanish,... more »

I've been searching for years for my spirit animal and failing to find it. It seems I was forgetting one very important animal in my considerations: the human animal.

It turns out my spirit animal has been right there all along, with plenty of cultural references to lead me to it. Today, those references finally did just that - I have found my spirit animal: The Dutch

I've long considered myself a "Dutch uncle at large" - in English, a Dutch uncle is a person who issues frank, harsh, or severe comments and criticism to educate, encourage, or admonish someone. Anyone who has read me, knows tha accuracy of this.

I was looking for the defintion today and ended up at wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_uncle) and looked at the sections on the origin of the term. I passed over the war/nationalism part as irrelevent (see Spanish, German, French, and English pox for why) but the secondary origin intrigued, and described, me:

Another proposed explanation is that the term, often expressed as "talk to one like a Dutch uncle," originated in the early 19th century as an allusion to the sternness and sobriety attributed to the Dutch. Dutch behaviour is defined in the book Culture Shock! Netherlands: A Survival Guide To Customs and Etiquette as "practical, direct, outspoken, stubborn, well-organised, blunt and thinking they are always right."

Yup, that's me! (Mostly - I'm not terribly organized ;)___

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2016-08-23 22:04:20 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Some of #tedscousins  know just how it feels to be over full of (wood) chips....

Thanks, +Jeremy Seifert!

+Ted Ewen might approve of this.___Some of #tedscousins  know just how it feels to be over full of (wood) chips....

Thanks, +Jeremy Seifert!

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2016-08-23 20:23:20 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Having just been introduced to +Chris Hallbeck's work a moment ago, I now commend him to your attention.

He makes me laugh :D

Encounter.
http://maximumble.thebookofbiff.com/2016/08/22/1388-encounter/___Having just been introduced to +Chris Hallbeck's work a moment ago, I now commend him to your attention.

He makes me laugh :D

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2016-08-23 19:40:36 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

https://teechip.com/you-are-the-result#id=0&c=131313&sid=fruit-of-the-loom-cotton-t&s=front

https://teechip.com/you-are-the-result#id=0&c=131313&sid=fruit-of-the-loom-cotton-t&s=front___

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2016-08-23 17:16:14 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

Bagpipes - they can kill you
not just make you wish you were dead....

...An autopsy didn’t explain much. It merely showed that his lungs were badly scarred, which was attributed to the years of inexplicable HP. The medical examiner chalked the cause of death up to “acute exacerbation of ILD,” or interstitial lung disease, a broad category.

Now, however, nearly two years after the man’s death, doctors say they have solved the medical mystery.

In a report published Monday in the medical journal Thorax, a team of five UHSM researchers coined a new term for the man’s condition.

“Bagpipe lung.”

According to the paper, when doctors initially tried diagnosing the man’s illness, they overlooked his daily hobby: playing the bagpipes.

Tests conducted on the man’s bagpipes found a slew of fungi and yeastliving inside the... more »

Bagpipes - they can kill you
not just make you wish you were dead....

...An autopsy didn’t explain much. It merely showed that his lungs were badly scarred, which was attributed to the years of inexplicable HP. The medical examiner chalked the cause of death up to “acute exacerbation of ILD,” or interstitial lung disease, a broad category.

Now, however, nearly two years after the man’s death, doctors say they have solved the medical mystery.

In a report published Monday in the medical journal Thorax, a team of five UHSM researchers coined a new term for the man’s condition.

“Bagpipe lung.”

According to the paper, when doctors initially tried diagnosing the man’s illness, they overlooked his daily hobby: playing the bagpipes.

Tests conducted on the man’s bagpipes found a slew of fungi and yeast living inside the musical instrument.

Inside the air bag was a mixture of Paecilomyces variotti, Fusarium oxysporum, Rhodotorula mucilaginosa, and Penicillium species. In a petri dish, they formed a psychedelic swirl of green, orange and red mold.

There was pink yeast on the instrument’s mouthpiece as well as fungi on the neck, chanter, chanter reed, chanter reed protector, bass drome and tenor drome, researchers found. Even the bagpipe carrying case had mold inside.

The moist, airtight bagpipes made an ideal home for the spores.

Unknown to the piper, who was not named in the study, every time he played his instrument, he was inhaling a mixture of mold that caused his illness.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/08/23/he-withered-away-for-7-years-doctors-didnt-realize-his-passion-was-killing-him/

His brief recovery in Australia had coincided with him leaving his bagpipes home in the U.K.___

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2016-08-23 07:46:46 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 70 +1s; )Open 

Some of #tedscousins are quite grumpy, what with being stuck on the East German side and always looking out over the prosperity of the West...

Some of #tedscousins are quite grumpy, what with being stuck on the East German side and always looking out over the prosperity of the West...___

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2016-08-23 07:37:57 (23 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Germans told to stockpile food and water for civil defence

The ratio seems backwards.
The Survival Rule of Threes.
You can live:
3 minutes without AIR.
3 hours without SHELTER.
3 days without WATER.
3 weeks without FOOD.

That's a rule of thumb and subject to context but it illustrates my point. Surely the most stockpiled item should be water?

Citizens are advised to store enough food to last them 10 days, because initially a disaster might put national emergency services beyond reach.

Five days' water - two litres (half a gallon) per person daily - is advised.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37155060

Germans told to stockpile food and water for civil defence

The ratio seems backwards.
The Survival Rule of Threes.
You can live:
3 minutes without AIR.
3 hours without SHELTER.
3 days without WATER.
3 weeks without FOOD.

That's a rule of thumb and subject to context but it illustrates my point. Surely the most stockpiled item should be water?

Citizens are advised to store enough food to last them 10 days, because initially a disaster might put national emergency services beyond reach.

Five days' water - two litres (half a gallon) per person daily - is advised.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37155060___

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2016-08-23 07:10:21 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

The Top 20
Of 714 artists played
I'm kinda surprised really, both by who is on the list and who is not.

Yes, I know there are 21 on the list, but Lois McMaster Bujold is a writer - I commend her to your attention if you like SF and Fantasy.



The Top 20
Of 714 artists played
I'm kinda surprised really, both by who is on the list and who is not.

Yes, I know there are 21 on the list, but Lois McMaster Bujold is a writer - I commend her to your attention if you like SF and Fantasy.

___

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2016-08-23 06:57:03 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Just a sense of what I've been listening to the last couple of years... I see a trend, +Krinny J :D

Just a sense of what I've been listening to the last couple of years... I see a trend, +Krinny J :D___

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2016-08-23 05:55:13 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

I like optimism.

I understand she comes with baggage. But I personally know people who are giving input on her science, engineering, technology and education policies. These are good people and they are working towards a world that is inclusive, proactive, compassionate and above all, optimistic.

Kudos to Wired for taking a stand.

I like optimism.

I understand she comes with baggage. But I personally know people who are giving input on her science, engineering, technology and education policies. These are good people and they are working towards a world that is inclusive, proactive, compassionate and above all, optimistic.

Kudos to Wired for taking a stand.___

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2016-08-22 12:10:02 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

Meanhile, a few moments ago...
These twelve chicks appeared. We were not expecting them. They are our second batch of 'feral' chicks, and I wonder how many more hens we have brooding out there right now.

While I was waiting for YouTube to process the first video, Google+ combined three, added cuts and filters, and even added a soundtrack. YouTube still hasn't finished with the first.



Meanhile, a few moments ago...
These twelve chicks appeared. We were not expecting them. They are our second batch of 'feral' chicks, and I wonder how many more hens we have brooding out there right now.

While I was waiting for YouTube to process the first video, Google+ combined three, added cuts and filters, and even added a soundtrack. YouTube still hasn't finished with the first.

___

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2016-08-22 10:44:27 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

For the first time ever, an equal number of men and women were convicted of involuntary manslaughter or bodily harm last year in Denmark, according to figures from Statistics Denmark.

In general, the number of women sentenced for committing some type of violent offence increased from 186 in 1980 to 1,106 in 2015.

Thirty years ago, men were 25 times more likely than women to be sent to prison for a violent crime, while in 2012, the ratio dropped down to eight to one.

According to Britta Kyvsgaard, the research director at the Justice Ministry, women are not only becoming more violent, but people are also more likely to report violence committed by women than in the past.

When comparing figures for assaults, the number of cases involving women increased from 171 in 1990 to 583 in 2015, while the number of cases involving men went up from 3,518 to 4,103... more »

For the first time ever, an equal number of men and women were convicted of involuntary manslaughter or bodily harm last year in Denmark, according to figures from Statistics Denmark.

In general, the number of women sentenced for committing some type of violent offence increased from 186 in 1980 to 1,106 in 2015.

Thirty years ago, men were 25 times more likely than women to be sent to prison for a violent crime, while in 2012, the ratio dropped down to eight to one.

According to Britta Kyvsgaard, the research director at the Justice Ministry, women are not only becoming more violent, but people are also more likely to report violence committed by women than in the past.

When comparing figures for assaults, the number of cases involving women increased from 171 in 1990 to 583 in 2015, while the number of cases involving men went up from 3,518 to 4,103 in the same period.

However, men are still more likely to commit murder.

In 2015, men were convicted in 34 murder cases, while only 5 women were sent to prison for a murder.

http://cphpost.dk/news/more-women-convicted-for-violent-offences-in-denmark.html___

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2016-08-22 09:05:42 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Silk. So named because she is orange. I guess we could as easily have named her Kilroy. Those in the UK should get the reference...

She is a Vorverk.

Silk. So named because she is orange. I guess we could as easily have named her Kilroy. Those in the UK should get the reference...

She is a Vorverk.___

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2016-08-22 07:19:34 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

With colour, for +A. David 

With colour, for +A. David ___

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2016-08-21 20:04:06 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Peeper plus Prisma
Six week old Silver Laced Wyandotte female. Curly line filter.


Peeper plus Prisma
Six week old Silver Laced Wyandotte female. Curly line filter.
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2016-08-21 10:11:45 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 35 +1s; )Open 

Thanks, Jens!

+Ted Ewen​ maps lets me take a half decent screenshot. Come to the dark side! ___Thanks, Jens!

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2016-08-21 09:05:17 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 52 +1s; )Open 

Thanks, Inanna!

God is watching you

some of #tedscousins are divine
+Ted Ewen ___Thanks, Inanna!

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2016-08-21 06:29:15 (39 comments; 11 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

New York University scholars Oeindrila Dube and S.P. Harish analyzed 28 European queenly reigns from 1480 to 1913 and found a 27 percent increase in wars when a queen was in power, as compared to the reign of a king. “People have this preconceived idea that states that are led by women engage in less conflict,” Dube told Pacific Standard, but her analysis of the data on European queens suggests another story....

http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/01/european-queens-waged-more-wars-than-kings.html

New York University scholars Oeindrila Dube and S.P. Harish analyzed 28 European queenly reigns from 1480 to 1913 and found a 27 percent increase in wars when a queen was in power, as compared to the reign of a king. “People have this preconceived idea that states that are led by women engage in less conflict,” Dube told Pacific Standard, but her analysis of the data on European queens suggests another story....

http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/01/european-queens-waged-more-wars-than-kings.html___

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2016-08-20 08:04:41 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

+Amos Lee has a new album, Spirit
It's quite good and fits in with the rest of his music quite well, filling the 'slow and soulful' gap one might feel existed previous to this release.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL0I0AXaZ6k

+Krinny J - I came upon your Soulsuckers post while looking for info, and so am pinging you here :D

+Amos Lee has a new album, Spirit
It's quite good and fits in with the rest of his music quite well, filling the 'slow and soulful' gap one might feel existed previous to this release.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL0I0AXaZ6k

+Krinny J - I came upon your Soulsuckers post while looking for info, and so am pinging you here :D___

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2016-08-20 07:46:38 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 55 +1s; )Open 

The grimaces of the objects
Ever notice the seemingly humanistic faces that stare at you, from the most unlikely places?
Image donated by Emanuela Schiraldi:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EmanuelaSchiraldi/posts
Thanks, Emanuela...

#face   #pareidolia  

The grimaces of the objects
Ever notice the seemingly humanistic faces that stare at you, from the most unlikely places?
Image donated by Emanuela Schiraldi:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EmanuelaSchiraldi/posts
Thanks, Emanuela...

#face   #pareidolia  ___

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2016-08-16 07:07:53 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 


VFXLAB testing Seabob powered shark piloted by diver in a local hotel pool

+Bruce Shark, new summerwear?



VFXLAB testing Seabob powered shark piloted by diver in a local hotel pool

+Bruce Shark, new summerwear?
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2016-08-15 17:01:39 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Because pretty.

___Because pretty.

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2016-08-14 17:19:21 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

In the months before the 2016 election, Trump and #NeverHillary supporters displayed "terror, repression and propaganda" across the land. Trumpist organizations "monitored" the vote process...

See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_federal_election,_March_1933


Sometimes the comparison is valid, Mr. Godwin.

In the months before the 2016 election, Trump and #NeverHillary supporters displayed "terror, repression and propaganda" across the land. Trumpist organizations "monitored" the vote process...

See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_federal_election,_March_1933


Sometimes the comparison is valid, Mr. Godwin.___

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2016-08-13 11:37:54 (1 comments; 5 reshares; 42 +1s; )Open 

Snicker

on the spectrum___Snicker

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2016-08-13 11:24:12 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 97 +1s; )Open 

Do you really want to know what he's laughing at Mister?

Thanks, Oliver!

+Ted Ewen​ ___Do you really want to know what he's laughing at Mister?

Thanks, Oliver!

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2016-08-13 10:44:48 (5 comments; 3 reshares; 105 +1s; )Open 

Ok, this one genuinely made me snort my coffee.

Thanks, Mikela!

+Ted Ewen​___Ok, this one genuinely made me snort my coffee.

Thanks, Mikela!

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2016-08-13 10:40:06 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Last one on Dansk today....


Last one on Dansk today....
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2016-08-13 10:25:53 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 42 +1s; )Open 

via +Paul Pavlinovich - thanks again paul.

___via +Paul Pavlinovich - thanks again paul.

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2016-08-13 10:24:37 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

And a classic: Kamelåså!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-mOy8VUEBk

And a classic: Kamelåså!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-mOy8VUEBk___

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2016-08-13 10:23:50 (10 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

I have long maintained that Danish is a language best spoken mostly, but not completely, drunk on beer. Now I have proof.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqgRC5sfCaQ

I have long maintained that Danish is a language best spoken mostly, but not completely, drunk on beer. Now I have proof.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqgRC5sfCaQ___

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2016-08-13 08:14:45 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 56 +1s; )Open 

Thanks Paul!

Faces of Ted, this one's got little beady eyes, big bushy eyebrows and a flowing beard.

#facesofted

+Ted Ewen___Thanks Paul!

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2016-08-13 06:50:18 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 38 +1s; )Open 

Thanks, Marcin!

Omnomnomnom

Something for +Ted Ewen​ collection :-)___Thanks, Marcin!

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2016-08-13 05:44:50 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Thanks +Liz C :D

Stumbling through the archives tonight ....
I realized I'd encountered another life form in space... or was it just one of #TedsCousins ?!?!

#tedscousin  +Ted Ewen 
#AlienAbductionFriday +Alex Lapidus +Heiko Mahr +Janice Hackney +Jetski +Alien Abduction Friday
#unsharpsaturday +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Patrice Christian +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski +Unsharp Saturday v2.0
#FloralFriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson +Eustace James ___Thanks +Liz C :D

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2016-08-12 19:41:21 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Ouroboros has become my goto metaphor for this political season, given #NeverAnybody  and all the general extremism these days:

Eventually the extremes horseshoe so far that they meet and start eating their own ass.

Ouroboros has become my goto metaphor for this political season, given #NeverAnybody  and all the general extremism these days:

Eventually the extremes horseshoe so far that they meet and start eating their own ass.___

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2016-08-12 18:46:56 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

Thanks, +Daniel J. Stern 

Ooh, lookie! I even see some of #tedscousins .___Thanks, +Daniel J. Stern 

2016-08-12 17:40:53 (7 comments; 2 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

There’s No Such Thing As A Protest Vote
We’re in the season of protest vote advocacy, with writers of all political stripes making arguments for third-party candidates, write-in votes, or refusing to vote altogether. For all the eloquence and passion and rage in these arguments, however, they suffer from a common flaw: there is no such thing as a protest vote.

The authors of these pieces rarely line up their preferred Presidential voting strategies — third-party, write-in, refusal — with the electoral system as it actually exists. In 2016, that system will offer 130 million or so voters just three options:

A. I prefer Donald Trump be President, rather than Hillary Clinton.
B. I prefer Hillary Clinton be President, rather than Donald Trump.
C. Whatever everybody else decides is OK with me.

That’sit. Those are the... more »

There’s No Such Thing As A Protest Vote
We’re in the season of protest vote advocacy, with writers of all political stripes making arguments for third-party candidates, write-in votes, or refusing to vote altogether. For all the eloquence and passion and rage in these arguments, however, they suffer from a common flaw: there is no such thing as a protest vote.

The authors of these pieces rarely line up their preferred Presidential voting strategies — third-party, write-in, refusal — with the electoral system as it actually exists. In 2016, that system will offer 130 million or so voters just three options:

A. I prefer Donald Trump be President, rather than Hillary Clinton.
B. I prefer Hillary Clinton be President, rather than Donald Trump.
C. Whatever everybody else decides is OK with me.

That’s it. Those are the choices. All strategies other than a preference for Trump over Clinton or vice-versa reduce to Option C.

People who believe in protest votes do so because they confuse sending a message with receiving one. You can send any message you like: “I think Jill Stein should be President” or “I think David Duke should be President” or “I think Park Eunsol should be President.”

Similarly, you can send any message you like by not voting. You can say you are sitting out the election because both parties are neo-liberal or because an election without Lyndon LaRouche is a sham or because 9/11 was an inside job. The story you tell yourself about your political commitments are yours to construct.

But it doesn’t matter what message you think you are sending, because no one will receive it. No one is listening. The system is set up so that every choice other than ‘R’ or ‘D’ boils down to “I defer to the judgement of my fellow citizens.” It’s easy to argue that our system shouldn’t work like that. It’s impossible to argue it doesn’t work like that.

This is frustrating, of course, but that’s how our Presidential elections are set up. Democracies alternate the coalition in power, but different systems do so in different ways. In multi-party systems, voters get the satisfaction of voting for smaller, ideologically purer factions — environmental parties, anti-immigrant parties, and so on. The impure compromises come when those factions are forced to form coalitions large enough to govern. The inevitable tradeoffs are part of the governing process, not the electoral process.

In America, by contrast, the coalitions are the parties. Our system also produces alternation of power, and requires compromises among competing interests, but those compromises happen within long-standing caucuses; issues come and go, but the two parties remain. This forces the citizens themselves to get involved in the disappointing tradeoffs, rather than learning about them after the fact. No one gets what they want in a democracy; two-party systems simply rub voters’ noses in that fact.

People who plan to throw away their vote on Option C usually argue that their imagined protest won’t be futile, by offering one of three theories of change: their protest will work as a boycott, or as a defection, or as a step to third-party victory.

The first theory of change, the boycott, assumes that if people simply refuse to vote, it will threaten the establishment with loss of legitimacy. This will in turn cause that establishment to become more responsive to the demands of the boycotters. Boycotts can work in countries where voting is mandatory, because not voting can be an act of civil disobedience. In the United States, however, voting is not and has never been required. (Our elites have always preferred minimal participation, and laziness is a cheaper tool than suppression.) In Presidential elections, non-voters always outnumber voters who choose the winning candidate. With that much passive non-participation, active non-participation gets lost.

The second theory of change is defection, where voters believe they can force a loss on either the Democrats or the Republicans, and thus make that party adopt their preferred policies, rather than face another such loss in the future.

Damage from defection has sometimes happened, as with James Weaver taking votes from Benjamin Harrison in 1892, but the two most widely-discussed recent cases — Ross Perot taking votes from George H.W. Bush in 1992 and Ralph Nader from Al Gore in 2000 — are not clear cut. In Perot’s case, he drew votes from Clinton and Bush; in Nader’s case, it’s not obvious how many of his voters would otherwise have stayed home.

Furthermore, even in rare cases where there was the damage, the losing parties did not heed the defecting voters: the Republicans did not become notably friendlier to urban workers after Weaver, nor did the Democrats become more notably anti-corporate from the perceived threat of Nader.

The third theory of change from protest voting is the obvious one: outright victory. This has never happened. Third-party candidates come in third, for the obvious reason.

In two centuries of American politics, only 54 such candidates have ever received over one vote in a hundred. None won, and the only second place loss, Teddy Roosevelt, had already been President twice, before he ran as an outsider against his hand-picked successor, William Taft. He failed at the election, but succeeded in splitting the Republican vote so badly a Democrat became President for the first time in twenty years.

It’s clear why third-party candidates want votes, but it’s not clear why voters would want third parties. The Green Party, for example, hasn’t elected so much as a member of Congress, much less fielded a credible Presidential candidate, and their organization does no actual environmental work. Greenpeace helps the environment more in any given week than the Green Party has in its entire existence, a problem common to third parties generally. If you’re a Libertarian, you’re better off donating to Cato than voting for Gary Johnson. If you’re a paleoconservative, you’re better off donating to the Rockford Institute than voting for Darrell Castle.

This is the legacy of protest votes: None of the proposed theories of change change anything. Boycotts don’t work, since non-voting is a normal case. Defection elects the greater of two evils from the voter’s point of view — and that’s if it works — while doing little to the parties. And victory never happens; not one third-party candidate has ever won, or come close.

Advocates of wasted votes don’t bring up this record of universal failure, because their votes aren’t about changing political results. They’re about salving wounded pride.

Throwing away your vote on a message no one will hear, and which will change no outcome, is sometimes presented as ‘voting your conscience’, but that’s got it exactly backwards; your conscience is what keeps you from doing things that feel good to you but hurt other people. Citizens who vote for third-party candidates, write-in candidates, or nobody aren’t voting their conscience, they are voting their ego, unable to accept that a system they find personally disheartening actually applies to them.

The people advocating protest votes believe they deserve a choice that aligns closely with their political preferences. With 130 million voters, hundreds of issues, and just two candidates, this idea doesn’t even make mathematical sense, much less political sense. No matter who you are, voting isn’t about you. You are not promised a candidate you love, or even like, because no one is guaranteed that. Presidential voting is an exercise in distinguishing the lesser of two evils. Making that choice is all that’s asked of us, and all that’s on offer.

Picking the lesser of two evils is an easy choice to dislike (who likes it?) but when a winning candidate has to appeal to 65 million or so citizens with diverse interests, that’s a forced move for most voters most of the time. People who choose Option C aren’t being purer about their political choices — they’ve abandoned politics altogether. (The strategy of voting third-party in safely red or blue states just makes this explicit; those voters only indulge their fantasy that their vote will make a difference if they’re guaranteed it won’t.)

None of this creates an obligation to vote, or to vote for one of the two viable candidates. It is, famously, a free country, and you can vote for anyone you like, or for no one. But if you do, don’t kid yourself — and certainly don’t try to kid anyone else — that you are creating some kind of positive political change.

Noisily opting out as a way of demonstrating your pique is an understandable human act. It’s just not a political act. It’s an elaborate way of making the rest of us do the work of deciding.

https://medium.com/@cshirky/theres-no-such-thing-as-a-protest-vote-c2fdacabd704#.cd8pejquj

via +Joseph Milan___

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2016-08-11 07:53:03 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

The family of slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich is calling on conspiracy theorists to stop speculating about factually baseless connections between his death and a WikiLeaks hack.

"The family welcomes any and all information that could lead to the identification of the individuals responsible, and certainly welcomes contributions that could lead to new avenues of investigation," Bauman said.

He added:
"That said, some are attempting to politicize this horrible tragedy, and in their attempts to do so, are actually causing more harm than good and impeding on the ability for law enforcement to properly do their job. For the sake of finding Seth's killer, and for the sake of giving the family the space they need at this terrible time, they are asking for the public to refrain from pushing unproven and harmful theories about... more »

The family of slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich is calling on conspiracy theorists to stop speculating about factually baseless connections between his death and a WikiLeaks hack.

"The family welcomes any and all information that could lead to the identification of the individuals responsible, and certainly welcomes contributions that could lead to new avenues of investigation," Bauman said.

He added:
"That said, some are attempting to politicize this horrible tragedy, and in their attempts to do so, are actually causing more harm than good and impeding on the ability for law enforcement to properly do their job. For the sake of finding Seth's killer, and for the sake of giving the family the space they need at this terrible time, they are asking for the public to refrain from pushing unproven and harmful theories about Seth's murder."

Since Rich was shot while walking home in Washington, DC, on July 10, online conspiracy theorists have speculated that his death may have been connected to the hack and subsequent leak of internal DNC emails.

The group WikiLeaks on Tuesday offered $20,000 for information leading to a conviction in Rich's case. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange took the offer a step further in an interview, suggesting that Rich was potentially a WikiLeaks source.

In a statement to Business Insider on Wednesday, Brad Bauman, a spokesperson for the Rich family, thanked investigators and implored high-profile figures to stop attempting to politicize Rich's death by perpetuating unfounded theories about the shooting.

http://nordic.businessinsider.com/dnc-seth-rich-wikileaks-politicize-2016-8?r=US&IR=T___

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2016-08-11 07:05:33 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

For weeks, Russian and Ukrainian forces have been staring each other down from across a tense border. The fighting in the not-so-frozen conflict in eastern Ukraine between Russian-backed separatists and forces loyal to Kiev has been intensifying. This familiar tempo of increased hostilities has led many to speculate that it is all a prelude to a provocation requiring broader Russian intervention in the former Soviet Republic. That provocation may have arrived on Wednesday, writes Noah Rothman for US-based monthly Commentary Magazine.

In a statement, the Russian security service FSB said that it had disrupted two coordinated terrorist plots that were intended to sow chaos in occupied Crimea and to disrupt the upcoming elections of federal and regional authorities. They said they discovered explosives and ammunition in the possession of these terror suspects and that an FSB officer was shot... more »

For weeks, Russian and Ukrainian forces have been staring each other down from across a tense border. The fighting in the not-so-frozen conflict in eastern Ukraine between Russian-backed separatists and forces loyal to Kiev has been intensifying. This familiar tempo of increased hostilities has led many to speculate that it is all a prelude to a provocation requiring broader Russian intervention in the former Soviet Republic. That provocation may have arrived on Wednesday, writes Noah Rothman for US-based monthly Commentary Magazine.

In a statement, the Russian security service FSB said that it had disrupted two coordinated terrorist plots that were intended to sow chaos in occupied Crimea and to disrupt the upcoming elections of federal and regional authorities. They said they discovered explosives and ammunition in the possession of these terror suspects and that an FSB officer was shot and killed in the effort to arrest them. The Russian security services alleged that those suspects were acting on the orders of the Ukrainian Minister of Defense's Main Intelligence Directorate. Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the attempted attack by declaring that Kiev was seeking to provoke Moscow into a conflict. "Ukraine is choosing terror," he averred.

If Moscow needed a casus belli to reignite the conflict in Ukraine, they have one. For several weeks, international observers have indicated that this is precisely what they are looking for.

Though the slow-motion conflict has slipped from the front pages of Western newspapers, the fighting never truly ended in eastern Ukraine. There, militia members loyal to the so-called breakaway Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics, which are little more than fronts for Russian enlargement, continue to target Ukrainian military positions.

This spike in the fighting in Europe comes amid an ominous buildup of Russian forces on the Ukrainian border. Reports of a large number of Russian soldiers and armor amassing on the other side of the border have spread panic in Ukraine and prompted authorities in Kiev to warn that an invasion may be imminent. "The occupiers are conducting maneuvers, and we should understand that at any minute, at any hour, they could start a large-scale or small-scale attack," said Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for the country's anti-terror forces.

If this is all a prelude to something larger, it will be following a pattern. It isn't in spite of American elections and international spectacles but because of them that Russia feels at liberty to test the West's willingness to enforce limits on Moscow's freedom of action within its former Soviet sphere. Russia has no compunction about conducting large-scale military operations during international events like the Olympics and amid American presidential elections. The Russian invasion of Georgia began on August 8, 2008, the same day as the opening ceremonies in Beijing. Even as Russia was welcoming the world to Sochi in 2014, it was preparing a "coup" in Crimea that would culminate in the full-scale invasion of the peninsula less than a week after the game's closing ceremonies.

Given Russia's willingness to put its thumb on the scales in the American presidential election, it's not impossible to see why the Kremlin would be interested in gauging the West's response to expanded military operations in Ukraine. One of America's presidential candidate's has demonstrated an unflappable willingness to provide Vladimir Putin with the benefit of the doubt. He has cast aspersions on the NATO alliance, softened the GOP's support for Ukraine in his party's platform, and suggested that Washington will not come to the aid of the Baltics if they are attacked by Russian forces.

All of these menacing developments in Eastern Europe may come to nothing. Russia has built up forces on the Ukrainian border before only to draw them down again in the ensuing weeks. But past is prologue, and Putin has every incentive to test his luck in Ukraine. He may be ready to throw the dice.

http://uatoday.tv/press/an-august-surprise-from-russia-713857.html___

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2016-08-11 06:26:09 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Yeah, because getting to Australia after self-immolation is gonna be sweeeeet.

Mr Dutton downplayed the leak, saying most of the allegations had "been reported before".

"I won't tolerate any sexual abuse whatsoever. But I have been made aware of some incidents that have been reported, false allegations of sexual assault, because in the end people have paid money to people smugglers and they want to come to our country," he told 2GB Radio.

"Some people have even gone to the extent of self-harming and people have self-immolated in an effort to get to Australia, and certainly some have made false allegations in an attempt to get to Australia."

Yeah, because getting to Australia after self-immolation is gonna be sweeeeet.

Mr Dutton downplayed the leak, saying most of the allegations had "been reported before".

"I won't tolerate any sexual abuse whatsoever. But I have been made aware of some incidents that have been reported, false allegations of sexual assault, because in the end people have paid money to people smugglers and they want to come to our country," he told 2GB Radio.

"Some people have even gone to the extent of self-harming and people have self-immolated in an effort to get to Australia, and certainly some have made false allegations in an attempt to get to Australia."___

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2016-08-11 05:31:45 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Intended for gaming, applicable to life.

OK, I could definitely see using something like this as a replacement for standard alignment for a game emulating Chivalric Romance (Arthurian/Caroligian), or Wuxia, or something similar.___Intended for gaming, applicable to life.

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