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Landscape Photography Community10,786*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  
NovoPulp1,241Yes 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)25,615Getting 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 Tom17,295You 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)25,615A wee photowalk.South Bank Photo Walkabout2013-05-04 17:00:0017  
Olivio Sarikas5,623One 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 Sarikas5,623Let´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 Sarikas5,623Team 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 Tom17,295You 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 Sarikas5,623Let´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 Diprose34,150*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 18:00:00566  
Hubble Space Telescope8,054,707A 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

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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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2016-08-23 07:46:46 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 77 +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...

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2016-11-23 04:57:48 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Seem familiar?
It should.

Encyclopedia Britannica made this 10 minute video about how a country slides into despotism. Please watch.___Seem familiar?
It should.

2016-11-09 04:52:45 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Half-assed programming was a time-filler that, like knitting, must date to the beginning of the human experience.

Excerpt From
Vinge, Vernor. “Zones of Thought Trilogy.” 

Half-assed programming was a time-filler that, like knitting, must date to the beginning of the human experience.

Excerpt From
Vinge, Vernor. “Zones of Thought Trilogy.” ___

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2016-11-08 05:47:23 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

The director of public prosecutions is considering a complaint that voters were misled by the Leave campaigns ahead of the EU referendum, it was announced today.

The complaint, which cites “undue influence” on the referendum by the Vote Leave and Leave.EU campaigns, was submitted by an independent group led by Professor Bob Watt, an expert in electoral law from the University of Buckingham.

Alison Saunders, the director of public prosecutions, is considering the complaint, which centres on “instances where the Leave campaigns continued to make assertions of fact that were knowingly misleading”, including a claim of the EU costing the UK £350m a week which could be given to the NHS.

The complaint also cites pro-Brexit leaflets that said Nissan and Unilever supported Brexit and posters claiming Turkey is joining the EU.

Professor Watt said: “It isclear that... more »

The director of public prosecutions is considering a complaint that voters were misled by the Leave campaigns ahead of the EU referendum, it was announced today.

The complaint, which cites “undue influence” on the referendum by the Vote Leave and Leave.EU campaigns, was submitted by an independent group led by Professor Bob Watt, an expert in electoral law from the University of Buckingham.

Alison Saunders, the director of public prosecutions, is considering the complaint, which centres on “instances where the Leave campaigns continued to make assertions of fact that were knowingly misleading”, including a claim of the EU costing the UK £350m a week which could be given to the NHS.

The complaint also cites pro-Brexit leaflets that said Nissan and Unilever supported Brexit and posters claiming Turkey is joining the EU.

Professor Watt said: “It is clear that there remains deep public concern over the conduct of the referendum campaigning. In referring this public interest matter to the DPP, concerns centre on instances where the Leave campaigns continued to make assertions of fact that were knowingly misleading.

“Under election law, these amount to 'fraudulent devices or contrivances' which constitute a serious criminal offence.

"Other fraudulent devices include misrepresentation of businesses and individuals as having supported Leave where they made it very clear they did not, as well as certain leaflets and websites which we believe were intentionally designed to trick voters.”

He added: “None of us is willing to allow the UK to be dragged down to some kind of populist 'who can lie and deceive the most?' race to the bottom, such as we witnessed earlier this year.”

Under normal circumstances, a police complaint must be lodged before evidence can be considered by the Crown Prosecution Service but under the 1983 Representation of the People Act, Ms Saunders is permitted to consider cases of election offences when they are referred to her office directly.

A CPS spokesperson said: “We can confirm that this letter has been received and we are currently considering its content.”

It is being dealt with by the special crime team, which deals with election offences.

Under electoral law "undue influence" is considered a corrupt practice and includes the use of "a fraudulent device or contrivance" to "impede or prevent or intend to impede or prevent the free exercise of the franchise"

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/brexit-cps-considers-complaint-leave-campaigns-misled-eu-referendum-votes-a3389361.html___

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2016-10-19 13:01:41 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Senior Conservative MPs have seized on a forgotten Government promise to let Parliament decide the response to any referendum result – insisting it must hold true for Brexit.

Ministers agreed, exactly six years ago, that referendums “cannot be legally binding” – which meant MPs and peers should decide “whether or not to take action” on the verdict given by voters.

The unequivocal statement flies in the face of Theresa May’s repeated insistence that her Government, not Parliament, will decide how to deliver Britain’s withdrawal from the EU.

The Prime Minister is locked in a court battle for the right to use the ancient royal prerogative – legal authority derived from the Crown – to trigger the Article 50 withdrawal process, ignoring Parliament.

But, in October 2010, David Cameron’s Government stated exactly the opposite in alittle-noticed respon... more »

Senior Conservative MPs have seized on a forgotten Government promise to let Parliament decide the response to any referendum result – insisting it must hold true for Brexit.

Ministers agreed, exactly six years ago, that referendums “cannot be legally binding” – which meant MPs and peers should decide “whether or not to take action” on the verdict given by voters.

The unequivocal statement flies in the face of Theresa May’s repeated insistence that her Government, not Parliament, will decide how to deliver Britain’s withdrawal from the EU.

The Prime Minister is locked in a court battle for the right to use the ancient royal prerogative – legal authority derived from the Crown – to trigger the Article 50 withdrawal process, ignoring Parliament.

But, in October 2010, David Cameron’s Government stated exactly the opposite in a little-noticed response to an inquiry by a House of Lords committee.

That inquiry concluded that “because of the sovereignty of Parliament, referendums cannot be legally binding in the UK, and are therefore advisory”.

In response, then-constitutional reform minister Mark Harper stated: “The Government agrees with this recommendation.

“Under the UK’s constitutional arrangements, Parliament must be responsible for deciding whether or not to take action in response to a referendum result.”

Nicky Morgan, the former Education Secretary who has called for a vote on Article 50, told The Independent that the document bolstered the case for that vote to take place.

She said: “The referendum was advisory and Parliament has to be responsible for deciding whether or not to take action in response to that result.

“The 2010 Government made that important commitment and – although the complexion of the Government has changed since - the current Prime Minister was a very important part of that Government.”

Dominic Grieve, the former Attorney General, said: “It is the case that all referendums are advisory – that’s absolutely, abundantly clear.

“The Government doesn’t have a blank cheque on what model we pursue as we come out of the EU, or our future relationship with the European Union, because the electorate made no pronouncement on that whatsoever.”...
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2016-10-17 06:51:47 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

There is no magic bullet.

There is no magic bullet.___

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2016-10-14 11:13:25 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

We Have Had Enough


We Have Had Enough
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2016-10-13 05:47:49 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Tesco has stopped selling dozens of its most famous household brands to its online shoppers because of a dispute with its biggest supplier, Unilever. The row is said to have developed when Unilever - which says it faces higher costs because of the fall in sterling - attempted to increase wholesale prices.

Included are Marmite, PG Tips tea, Pot Noodles and Surf washing powder...Comfort fabric conditioner, Hellmann's mayonnaise and Ben & Jerry's ice cream.

The products are still being sold in stores but Tesco said its shelves were running short of several products.

It said it was "currently experiencing availability issues on a number of Unilever products".

"We hope to have this issue resolved soon," the company added. However, it did not indicate when that might be.

Sterling has dropped by 16% against the... more »

Tesco has stopped selling dozens of its most famous household brands to its online shoppers because of a dispute with its biggest supplier, Unilever. The row is said to have developed when Unilever - which says it faces higher costs because of the fall in sterling - attempted to increase wholesale prices.

Included are Marmite, PG Tips tea, Pot Noodles and Surf washing powder...Comfort fabric conditioner, Hellmann's mayonnaise and Ben & Jerry's ice cream.

The products are still being sold in stores but Tesco said its shelves were running short of several products.

It said it was "currently experiencing availability issues on a number of Unilever products".

"We hope to have this issue resolved soon," the company added. However, it did not indicate when that might be.

Sterling has dropped by 16% against the euro since the UK's Brexit vote.

Unilever is the UK's biggest food and grocery manufacturer with many famous brand names.

Tell me more about the economic advantages of #Brexit.
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2016-10-10 07:36:51 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

"When small men begin to cast big shadows, it means that the sun is about to set." -Lin Yutang, writer and translator

Via wordsmith.org

"When small men begin to cast big shadows, it means that the sun is about to set." -Lin Yutang, writer and translator

Via wordsmith.org___

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2016-10-10 06:18:42 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

If your neighbour offends you give his child a drum....

Revenge.
hallbeck.com___If your neighbour offends you give his child a drum....

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2016-10-08 05:04:51 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 


Leading foreign academics from the LSE acting as expert advisers to the UK government were told they would not be asked to contribute to government work and analysis on Brexit because they are not British nationals.

The news was met with outrage by many academics, while legal experts questioned whether it could be legal under anti-discrimination laws and senior politicians criticised it as bewildering.

“It is utterly baffling that the government is turning down expert, independent advice on Brexit simply because someone is from another country,” said Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrats’ EU spokesman.

“This is yet more evidence of the Conservatives’ alarming embrace of petty chauvinism over rational policymaking.”

Sara Hagemann, an assistant professor at the London School of Economics who specialises in EU policymaking processes, EUtreaty matt... more »


Leading foreign academics from the LSE acting as expert advisers to the UK government were told they would not be asked to contribute to government work and analysis on Brexit because they are not British nationals.

The news was met with outrage by many academics, while legal experts questioned whether it could be legal under anti-discrimination laws and senior politicians criticised it as bewildering.

“It is utterly baffling that the government is turning down expert, independent advice on Brexit simply because someone is from another country,” said Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrats’ EU spokesman.

“This is yet more evidence of the Conservatives’ alarming embrace of petty chauvinism over rational policymaking.”

Sara Hagemann, an assistant professor at the London School of Economics who specialises in EU policymaking processes, EU treaty matters, the role of national parliaments and the consequences of EU enlargements, said she had been told her services would not be required. Hagemann tweeted on Thursday:

Sara Hagemann
(@sarahagemann)
UK govt previously sought work& advice from best experts. Just told I & many colleagues no longer qualify as not UKcitizens #Brexit @LSEnews

Asked to clarify whether she was responding to speeches at the Conservative party conference pledging tough new immigration controls, Hagemann, who is Danish, said she had been informed specifically that she would not be contributing to any further government Brexit work.

It is understood up to nine LSE academics specialising in EU affairs have been briefing the Foreign Office on Brexit issues, but the school was informed by a senior FCO official that submissions from non-UK citizens would no longer be accepted. The staff group concerned were then made aware of the instruction.

One of the group is understood to be a dual national, with citizenship of both the UK and another EU member state.

The Foreign Office was said to be concerned about the risk of sensitive material being exposed as article 50 negotiations over Britain’s exit from the EU – and subsequent talks on its future trade and other relations with the bloc – start to get under way.

A spokesman denied non-British nationals had been barred from the work, saying it had been misunderstood. “The FCO regularly works with academic institutions to assist in its policy research and nothing has changed as a result of the referendum,” a spokesman said.

“It has always been the case that anyone working in the FCO may require security clearance depending on the nature and duration of their work. Britain is an outward-looking nation and we will continue to take advice from the best and brightest minds, regardless of nationality.

But Steve Peers, a professor of EU law at the University of Essex who has advised the government, said it should be “perfectly possible to get useful input from some of the best-qualified people in the country” without anything sensitive being revealed.

“I don’t really get the security or sensitivity argument,” he said. “Whatever the reasons, this will come across as hostile, narrow and xenophobic.” He tweeted:

Steve Peers
(@StevePeers)
_One of the best EU political scientists in the country
What kind of know-nothing nativist govt rejects the expertise of all non-citizens? https://t.co/Dm6N0x51Lp_

Legal experts questioned whether the FCO could be in breach of UK public procurement law by requiring the work be carried out by British nationals. Albert Sanchez Graells, a senior law lecturer at Bristol university, said it “definitely” would be if the work was in the context of a services contract.

AlbertSánchezGraells
(@asanchezgraells)
@DavidAllenGreen if this was in context of a services contract, most definitely. I am happy to provide free legal opinion on this @LSEnews

Simon Cox, a migration lawyer at the Open Society Justice Initiative, said it might be possible for the government to legally restrict high-level advisers to British citizens, but added that the way the situation had been handled was “beyond disrespectful, and in a worryingly xenophobic context”.

The LSE said in statement that the government regularly called on its academics for advice, adding: “We believe our academics, including non-UK nationals, have hugely valuable expertise which will be vital in this time of uncertainty around the UK’s relationship with Europe and the rest of the world. Any changes to security measures are a matter for the UK government.”

LSE interim director Prof Julia Black said in an internal school update memo on the matter that the world-renowned university stood by its academic principles of independence. “You may have seen reports in the media that the Foreign Office have advised us that they will be issuing tenders to contract for advisory work, but that only UK nationals will be eligible to apply,” she said in the memo, which was posted on Twitter.

“Whilst the Foreign Office has long had a rule restricting the nationality of employees or secondees, the extension of the bar to advisory work seems to be new. However, it is for the Foreign Office to determine what its national security arrangements are, and their legality, not for us.

“We are standing firm to our principles of academic independence and valuing our truly international community of scholars. We will continue to stand by our colleagues and we strongly value the work that you all do.”

UK in a Changing Europe, a thinktank on UK-EU relations of which Hagemann is a senior fellow, said it believed there was “a more pressing need than ever before for academic expertise to inform the multitude of difficult decisions to be taken in connection with Brexit” and that it would continue to publish research “whatever the nationality of the author”.

Separately, the Guardian has learned that another EU national – a migration specialist who asked not to be identified – was approached by a private recruitment firm for a Foreign Office post for which she was well qualified, but informed after several conversations that only British citizens would be eligible.

European academics, who make up about 15% of research and teaching staff at British universities, responded with dismay. Jan Eichhorn, a fellow in social policy at Edinburgh university, tweeted: “For the first time this makes me question whether it makes sense to continue working at a UK university as an EU policy-focussed academic.”

The government has come under sustained fire over immigration since the Conservative conference when the home secretary, Amber Rudd, said it was considering requiring companies to declare the proportion of international staff in their workforce.

Ministers were said to want to see lists of companies published and those employers with the highest proportions of foreign staff “named and shamed” for not employing British people when they could.

Rudd, who was forced to defend herself on radio against allegations of xenophobia, also announced a crackdown on overseas students and work visas, and pledged to prevent migrants “taking jobs British people could do”.

Theresa May was also accused after her conference speech of stoking anti-immigrant sentiment in the country by playing to fears about the impact of foreign workers on jobs and wages.

The prime minister said the EU referendum result legitimised a tougher line on immigration and some people did not like to admit that British workers could “find themselves out of work or on lower wages because of low-skilled immigration”.
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2016-10-08 04:55:46 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

All EU nationals currently living in Britain will be allowed to stay following Brexit, after the Home Office discovered that five in six could not legally be deported.

There are around 3.6 million EU citizens living in the UK, more than 80 per cent of whom will have permanent residency rights by the time Britain leaves the union in early 2019, official research has concluded.

The remainder – more than 600,000 people – will be offered an amnesty, with several Cabinet ministers telling The Telegraph that those citizens will be offered the right to stay permanently, in a policy that may prove controversial.

Theresa May, the Prime Minister, has refused to guarantee the rights of EU citizens currently living in the UK, saying she believes that the Government must not “reveal its hand” ahead of Brexit negotiations, which will begin when she triggers Article50 next y... more »

All EU nationals currently living in Britain will be allowed to stay following Brexit, after the Home Office discovered that five in six could not legally be deported.

There are around 3.6 million EU citizens living in the UK, more than 80 per cent of whom will have permanent residency rights by the time Britain leaves the union in early 2019, official research has concluded.

The remainder – more than 600,000 people – will be offered an amnesty, with several Cabinet ministers telling The Telegraph that those citizens will be offered the right to stay permanently, in a policy that may prove controversial.

Theresa May, the Prime Minister, has refused to guarantee the rights of EU citizens currently living in the UK, saying she believes that the Government must not “reveal its hand” ahead of Brexit negotiations, which will begin when she triggers Article 50 next year.

Once an EU citizen has been in the UK for more than five years, they are given permanent residency rights.

Home Office research has concluded that when Britain leaves the EU, just over 80 per cent of EU citizens in the UK will qualify for residency, sources said. “The remaining people will, of course, be allowed to stay in the UK,” a senior source said.

“That’s a given. We just need to work out exactly how we do it.”

Another Cabinet source said: “They will be allowed to remain in Britain. But it is important that reciprocal agreements are made with the EU to ensure that British people abroad get the same rights.”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/07/every-eu-migrant-can-stay-after-brexit-600000-will-be-given-amne/___

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2016-10-05 19:44:14 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

+Amber Jacks​ might get a kick out of this...

___+Amber Jacks​ might get a kick out of this...

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2016-10-05 06:26:17 (13 comments; 3 reshares; 54 +1s; )Open 

Some of #tedscousins travel every day ....

Some of #tedscousins travel every day ....___

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2016-10-04 17:37:48 (11 comments; 0 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

Meanwhile, a moment ago. ...
Heading off for a 36 hour round trip to Amsterdam.

Meanwhile, a moment ago. ...
Heading off for a 36 hour round trip to Amsterdam.___

2016-10-03 20:04:36 (16 comments; 1 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

Chemo sucks.

Chemo sucks.___

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2016-09-29 04:38:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

“Those who were unsettled by the government’s insistence on its defence being kept secret will now be surprised by the contents, including submissions that Brexit has nothing constitutionally to do with the Scottish and Northern Ireland devolved governments, that parliament ‘clearly understood’ it was surrendering any role it might have in Brexit by passing the EU Referendum Act, that it has no control over making and withdrawal from treaties and that individuals can have fundamental rights conferred by acts of parliament stripped away if and when the executive withdraws from the treaties on which they are based.

“These arguments will be tested in court next month, but now they can be debated by the public too.”

“Those who were unsettled by the government’s insistence on its defence being kept secret will now be surprised by the contents, including submissions that Brexit has nothing constitutionally to do with the Scottish and Northern Ireland devolved governments, that parliament ‘clearly understood’ it was surrendering any role it might have in Brexit by passing the EU Referendum Act, that it has no control over making and withdrawal from treaties and that individuals can have fundamental rights conferred by acts of parliament stripped away if and when the executive withdraws from the treaties on which they are based.

“These arguments will be tested in court next month, but now they can be debated by the public too.”___

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2016-09-28 06:27:06 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Measles has been eliminated in all of the Americas, from Canada to Chile, the World Health Organization declared Tuesday.
We cannot become complacent with this achievement, but must rather protect it carefully. Measles still circulates widely in other parts of the world, and so we must be prepared to respond to imported cases"....

"It is critical that we continue to maintain high vaccination coverage rates, and it is crucial that any suspected measles cases be immediately reported to the authorities for rapid follow-up."

The U.S. fought off an outbreak in 2014 and 2015 that started with an imported case in California's Disneyland. At least 147 people were infected.

Holes in vaccine coverage are to blame for outbreaks, health officials say. Nearly 9 million U.S. children are not fully vaccinated against measles and risk getting infected,... more »

Measles has been eliminated in all of the Americas, from Canada to Chile, the World Health Organization declared Tuesday.
We cannot become complacent with this achievement, but must rather protect it carefully. Measles still circulates widely in other parts of the world, and so we must be prepared to respond to imported cases"....

"It is critical that we continue to maintain high vaccination coverage rates, and it is crucial that any suspected measles cases be immediately reported to the authorities for rapid follow-up."

The U.S. fought off an outbreak in 2014 and 2015 that started with an imported case in California's Disneyland. At least 147 people were infected.

Holes in vaccine coverage are to blame for outbreaks, health officials say. Nearly 9 million U.S. children are not fully vaccinated against measles and risk getting infected, according to a 2015 report.

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2016-09-26 16:01:15 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

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2016-08-26 17:01:07 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +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; 17 +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 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 77 +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 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +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; 12 +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; 36 +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; 53 +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 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +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; 58 +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; 13 +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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