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Daria Musk3,559,118IT'S OUR FIRST HANGOUTIVERSARYG+niuses, I'm so thrilled to announce this biG+ concert celebration! Last summer I met you in my first Hangout Concert and you changed my life overnight. Now it's one year later and whether you're in New York City or around the world on Aug 10th, I want to see your faces and sing your praises, like alwayses. ❤ Details below!JOE'S PUB GOES PUBLICOn August 10th we're going rock out and hangout live from on of New York City's most famous stages - Joe's Pub! It might sound like the name of a little dive bar like the one I was lugging my amps through the rain to play this time last year, but it's actually an incredibly beautiful music spot, widely-known as the best sounding venue in the city. It's a part of The Public Theater (think Shakespeare In The Park).Adele, Bono, Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys, and many more have sung from its stage...And now we're taking that stage together with a giant on-stage Hangout!It'll be the first live-interactive global show in the venue's storied history. We're crashing the party guys! ;)READY TO CELEBRATE?Here's details to come be there live in person - Hugs! Cupcakes! Bubbly Toasts! Balloons! and if you can't get to NYC here's the details to join the hangout live and a guest-star on stage.BE THERE IN PERSON:♬ Get Tickets: www.joespub.com or 212.967.7555♬ Address: 425 Lafayette St, NYC♬ Doors open at 9pm ♬ Show starts at 10pm♬ Raise a glass, sing along, rush the stage, celebrate the night away with me and our nyc familyNote: I hope to be joined by some other awesome musicians who you know from Hangouts here! Special guests TBA!HANGOUT FROM AROUND THE WORLD:♬ Comment here to be added to the first-invite circle! (We'll rotate like always)♬ Find the Hangout on my G+ Page: +Daria Musk and my YouTube page: www.youtube.com/dariamusk♬ Global Times: http://bit.ly/P0RwzuThank You For The Best Year Of My LifeThis relationship is getting serious G+. We've spent every waking minute together for a year. You've changed my life. You've changed my heart. I've written you love songs. You've met my mama. And now it's time to celebrate our first anniversary together. See you there.XO, DariaDaria Musk :::: Hangoutiversary Concert :::: Live In NYC2012-08-10 22:00:00110 

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Kenneth Nicholson9,952This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle  #circleshare  #circlesharing  #circles  2014-11-26 12:05:55374101219
Nolan Harvey218More friend today #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #morefollowers  2014-11-05 16:59:40501001
Russell Miller5,853This is the circle that I presently have as "Good Posters".  It doesn't mean anyone in my other circles necessarily isn't, it's just what this circle is at this particular point in time.If you circle these people, you're pretty sure to get mostly good posts and very little bullshit (though I make no guarantees, any one could go nuts one night and completely trash everything. :) )I'm including myself because I'm narcissistic that way. :) #circleshare  2014-11-01 01:04:0738102
Kenneth Nicholson6,980Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#sharedcircleday #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #sharedpublicircles #circle #circles #circlemeup #awesomepeople #awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle #epicengagers #davidromaphotography #addcircle #addpeople #affiliate #awesome #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besocial #bestengagers #bestsharedcircle #circle #circlefriday #circlemonday #circlesunday #circleoftheweek #circlemeup #circles #circleshare #communities #community #coolpeople #findcircles 2014-10-24 12:15:41498445685
steph wanamaker108,346#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle!2014-10-17 13:48:5620335337
Becky Collins17,256Entrepreneurs & Freelancers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-07 05:03:53447001
steph wanamaker107,669#followfriday   my must read circle !  +AccuraCast and  +Scredible you are in here!2014-10-03 20:01:5048815
Aahana Priyadarsinee22,011COOKIES CIRCLE SHARE: AVATAR #2!Yeah its The cute COOKIES CIRCLE share this time!The circle is ready for its second journey...only difference is it got biggerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!:DYeah yeah! I know it doesn't contain any sort of yummy cookies ....but a good number of interesting ENGAGERS on GOOGLE+! These people and pages are just so sweet like cookies that one cant avoid them but follow there much interesting pages!So friends, lets enjoy our time on G+!If you wish to get featured in the next circle share kindly do the following :1)Add me i.e. +Aahana Priyadarsinee  and my page +Magnetix Circles!  to your circle!2)+1 , comment and publicly share this circle in your stream.3)Grab a cookie and smile while eating it!@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ #circle   #awesomepeopleongplus   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #bestcircle   #bestcircleshare   #circleoftheday   #circlemenow   #circlesharing   #circlemeup   #dcircle   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagerscircleshare   #followback   #followme   #follow4follow   #googlepluscircles   #googlepluscircleshare   #ripplescircle   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #topcircleshare  2014-10-01 19:46:08429635
steph wanamaker107,379#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle2014-09-19 15:57:0019957047
Tessa Schlesinger21,767This is my inner core circle  - the people from whom I share frequently. Sometimes, if someone hasn't been posting for a while, I will put them into another circle. I divide my circles into:1. Inner core ; people whose posts I share more often than others.2. Engagers: people with whom I engage and visa versa.3. My science circle. Geeky info that I like to read.4. My temporary circle; when I try out new people.2014-08-30 16:22:3688534
steph wanamaker106,513#followfriday  This is my awesome men who comment circle2014-08-29 14:59:4519872262
steph wanamaker106,076#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle!2014-08-15 19:12:4919676366
steph wanamaker105,275#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle !2014-07-18 16:26:0820355655
Aahana Priyadarsinee9,780Another Great circle Share from me!ENGAGER CLUSTER: VERSION 5!Hey friends ENGAGER CLUSTER is ready to be shared, you to get MORE FOLLOWERS! This circle features some of the coolest GOOGLE + engagers who love keeping us engaged with their cool posts!Just to the following to feature in the next Edition of this Awesome Circle share:1. +1 this post!2.Publicly share this circle and if possible leave a comment behind!3.Don't forget to add me i.e. +Aahana Priyadarsinee 4.Keep smiling and enjoy the weekend! #saturday   #saturdayshare   #topsharedcircle   #awesomepeople   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #engagerspeople  2014-07-04 22:45:17400171221
Jan Koncewicz2,304Attention:  New Circle to Share!2014-07-02 18:37:54499303
Ole Olson46,666This is my original circle of progressives on G+. Add it for some hard hitting, unapologetic political information geared toward activating forward progress in America. 2014-06-28 03:56:553636518
steph wanamaker104,936#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle ! Happy Weekend2014-06-27 17:07:25203661170
Aahana Priyadarsinee7,415Featuring a COOL CIRCLE OF TOP GOOGLE PLUS ENGAGERSTo be included in this circle just do the following:1)Add me to your circles!2)+1, share and comment on my posts!3)+1 and Share this circle publicly in your stream!4)If possible please leave a comment behind so that I can know you have done the above steps!Enjoy your weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #fridaycircle   #fridayfun   #fridaycircleshared   #funcircle  #sharedcircle   #publiccircleshare     #circleshare     #circleoftheday  #circleshares     #circlesharing     #circlesshare    #publicsharedcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircle   #todayspublicsharedcircle  #todayssharedcircle     #publiccircle   #circle     #circles    #awesome   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #shareyourcircle     #bestengagers   #followers   #followback     #awesomecircles  #topsharedcircle   #topsharedcircle     2014-06-20 18:30:4740115615
Ryan Johnson6,972These are some of the most active and interesting users on Google Plus. If you want to join the list please do the following:1) Plus one this post2) Share this circle PUBLIC3) Leave a message at the original post#bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #circlesharing 2014-06-18 12:53:45486623171
Maria Morisot32,165Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle11 June, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-06-11 13:19:112997072102
Dina Tika0Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment. 2014-06-10 05:52:43484102
hoang thao0We are funny circle :))2014-06-04 02:38:49171102
steph wanamaker102,980#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle2014-05-09 18:45:0721769474
Tessa Schlesinger20,569This is the circle of people I follow. I am not in it (so I'm not promoting myself). I follow them because they are interesting, sincere, have good stuff. Some of them have been here with me from day one.  They don't always interact every day, but I think it really depends on what you're looking for on G+. If you want people to interact with you, well, nobody can interact with everybody who adds them. There just isn't enough time to do that. On the other hand, if you'd like to read someone because they present informative, interesting, entertaining stuff, then this circle is interesting. I think it would appeal to atheists, agnostics, people who love beauty, travel, occasional humor, who are visual, intellectual, thinkers, humanist, and/or liberal. :)2014-05-08 15:31:52186503
steph wanamaker102,001#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle  2014-04-18 18:47:4620213111
Jack C Crawford86,096Another cool circle.2014-03-22 17:03:555000517
steph wanamaker100,376#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle2014-03-14 21:47:1917682566
John Nuntiatio29,361#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-09 18:58:21488207
steph wanamaker99,599#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle 2014-02-28 20:13:431691406
Joanna Posch5,417You are all part of the Premiere of my circle-share   ^_^;;This circle contains:   Inspiring, Interesting and Incredible PlussersMy next circle will be bigger and his is also the way how you can be part of it in the nearby future  :DWarm embrace and Enjoy your day~ Feel free to Add and Share2014-02-21 15:13:59111627
steph wanamaker98,623#followfriday  this is my must read circle  i get all notifications from them! emphasis on  +Farhad Divecha who owns +AccuraCast one of the coolest  pages for trending topics 2014-02-07 20:13:394913015
steph wanamaker98,429#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle2014-01-31 19:45:4118176567
steph wanamaker97,908#followfriday  this is my must read circle !2014-01-17 19:33:494413121
Jason Hurtado Daniels29,824High Content Circle at 30,000I am sharing the New Year’s edition of my High Content circle as my community tops the 30,000 mark. This is my most carefully curated circle yet, and includes some of the most interesting people who have joined my G+ community over the past two and a half years. This group of artists, business leaders, educators, engineers, futurists, programmers, and scientists represents the kind of collaborative core we'll need to solve the problems of this century.Not everyone could make in. This circle contains proven friends and new acquaintances.  There are representatives of every continent and dozens of professions. Those who know me are aware that I do not ask for conformity, just civility and good will.Thank you for being a part of this community. Welcome to my world, our world. Make yourself at home and... Enjoy!Blessings,JasonTopics#3DPrinters  #Activism  #Agriculture  #Analysis  #Art  #Artist #Bicycle  #Biodiesel  #Biofuel  #Biogas  #Biomass  #Business #BusinessDevelopment  #Change  #Christian #CivilDisobedience  #CivilLiberties  #CleanTechnology #ClimateChange  #Coaching  #Cogeneration  #Collaborate #Collaboration  #Communications  #Consulting  #Cooperative #Creative  #Creativity  #CRM  #Crowdfunding  2014-01-01 20:54:42500191628
Jason Hurtado Daniels29,824High Content Circle at 30,000I am sharing the New Year’s edition of my high content circle as my community tops the 30,000 mark. This is my most carefully curated circle yet and includes some of the most interesting people who have joined my G+ community over the past two and a half years. This group of artists, business leaders, educators, engineers, futurists, programmers, and scientists represents the kind of collaborative core we'll need to solve the problems of this century.Not everyone could make in. This circle contains proven friends and new acquaintances.  There are representatives of every continent and dozens of professions. Those who know me are aware that I do not ask for conformity, just civility and good will.Thank you for being a part of this community. Welcome to my world, our world. Make yourself at home and... Enjoy!Blessings,JasonTopics#3DPrinters #Activism #Agriculture #Analysis #Art #Artist #Bicycle #Biodiesel #Biofuel #Biogas #Biomass #Business #BusinessDevelopment #Change #Christian #CivilDisobedience #CivilLiberties #CleanTechnology #ClimateChange #Coaching #Cogeneration #Collaborate #Collaboration #Communications #Consulting #Cooperative #Creative #Creativity #CRM #Crowdfu2014-01-01 18:56:4250016519
steph wanamaker96,928#31mostrelevantpeeps   here is my new years circle share ! On a pc go to your circles page and click on relevance in teh dropdown and make your own circle !2014-01-01 16:39:163126324
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,563My Christmas Boxing Day Circle...hope everyone had a good christmas and holidays :) 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-26 22:12:29500012
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,473My Saturday Late Friday Circle Share...have a great weekend everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-22 07:03:16500002
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,322Sharing my CIRCLE #5. Add +Best Cars   for new circles daily !Welcome to the newest version of my #Active   #Engagers   #Circle  Please add and share this circle and you will be guaranteed to grow your own following. Be open to commenting, sharing, and plussing posts from people in this circle. Most will respond, and in turn it will make your experience on Google + better.If you are NOT in this circle and would like to be added, just let me know in the comments below, and share this circle. Thank you!#circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circlemaster#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-12-15 05:38:13500001
Tessa Schlesinger12,664These are the people I follow. If you would like to follow these people, feel free. There is no guarantee that they will add you if you do. You will be following them because you would like to hear what they have to say. There is no need to plus it, add a comment, and then share it in order for you to be added to some new circle which will be shared. This is the way we shared circles for the first two years. So feel free to add, or not. And I'm not in it so it isn't promoting myself. It's a gift to you, if you would like it. And, I suppose it's a gift to those who are in the circle that I freely give with no expectation of return.2013-11-03 12:52:17133335
Jane Ellen43,979I call this one my Big Ball-0-Fun.  I started with Dede's Fundies, thank you +Dede Craig King and added smaller circles I had made, along with a science circle from +Ray Sanders ,  and some small circles from +Lynette Young and +Carter Gibson and I don't even know who else.  So I haven't organized circles in two years.  You wanna make sumpin' of it? #sharedcircles   #circleshare  #newbies 2013-09-06 17:42:0642925629
Backup of Serendipity Diamonds0Great #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircles well worth adding and sharing.2013-09-05 14:25:03172112
Uniikii0Uniikii's networking #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   #sharedcircles                 #2013-08-14 15:07:53483309
Domus Vitae Inc.153Shared Circle of #entrepreneurs  www.domusvitae.ca   #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   2013-08-05 19:31:504824114
steph wanamaker82,635#followfriday  here is my awesome men who comment circle  freshly curated2013-07-19 16:10:4715463660
Kabita Singhania0Join and Share .... #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-07-18 18:42:30494001
Jack C Crawford67,189So you all might remember the Angels circle, right?This one has 440 cool guys (caveat emptor ... my preferences may differ from yours ... I like all of these gentlemen).So here's to the men!G+{I added myself just because ...}2013-07-10 20:10:59441913783
Kelvin Williams3,027Here are the people I'd recommend you follow on this #FollowFriday .I think these people are so awesome I'm sharing this circle again.  Add it, share it, and I'll put you into the next one.  :)(This is a slightly modified circle that was shared earlier in the week--I had some people left out.)2013-06-21 20:52:51202303
Raymond Duke2,369I only use one circle for people I add on G+. This is it. Unfortunately, due to G+'s shortcomings, only 500 people are allowed. Maybe one day they will open it up to more, like Twitter did recently with shared lists. Why do I use just one circle?Because I treat everyone the same. If you are on the internet, it doesn't matter what you do. We are all equal on the web. Our conversations and interactions will determine the context of our relationship, not how I categorize you. 2013-06-20 16:03:47500315
Kelvin Williams3,027This circle rightchea....  This is the only one you ever need.  This is the bestest circle on Google+ without question.Import it and share it.  It will make your Google+ more better.2013-06-20 00:51:1319176338

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2014-10-29 01:54:18 (89 comments, 4 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

How this can be considered "social" is beyond me. Ugh. The guy who follows her for 5 minutes is super creepy.

On the one hand, I can understand why some men do it - there are no negative consequences for them. But it is hurtful and is but one of the many many micro-aggressions women face on a daily basis.

h/t to all the people I've seen share this already.

#yesallwomen

Most reshares: 20

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2014-10-29 11:37:18 (57 comments, 20 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

In a development that will surprise no one, the actress in the NYC catcall PSA video's harassment is now continuing online.

Most plusones: 79

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2014-11-10 02:46:33 (44 comments, 0 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

Yo woman. I'm gonna tell you how it really is, because as an MRA, I'm an expert on how women think and how they feel. And women like being catcalled, that's why men keep doing it.

I want to slap this guy in the face and facepalm at the same time.

h/t +Eula Reed 

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2014-11-20 16:31:02 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Now here we have a fine example of a distinguished gentleman who shows all the symptoms of selective memory loss when faced with a challenging situation.

Chinn reports that Hartfield later apologized for repeatedly asking her if she speaks English, and claimed that he did not remember using the N-word to describe the Mwangi family.

Now here's an example of a public servant who should be fired.___Now here we have a fine example of a distinguished gentleman who shows all the symptoms of selective memory loss when faced with a challenging situation.

Chinn reports that Hartfield later apologized for repeatedly asking her if she speaks English, and claimed that he did not remember using the N-word to describe the Mwangi family.

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2014-11-18 02:38:47 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

This is what happens when a company's desire to portray itself as religiously sensitive overrides common sense.

While clients have received the recent development with a sigh of relief, one former client had harsh words for the management.

“It's a good thing I have moved my company vessels to Westports.  For us as a shipping line, an hour of delay translates to easily US$20,000 (RM66,000) in operational cost and lost opportunities,” said the senior shipping line executive.

This is what happens when a company's desire to portray itself as religiously sensitive overrides common sense.

While clients have received the recent development with a sigh of relief, one former client had harsh words for the management.

“It's a good thing I have moved my company vessels to Westports.  For us as a shipping line, an hour of delay translates to easily US$20,000 (RM66,000) in operational cost and lost opportunities,” said the senior shipping line executive.___

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2014-11-18 01:56:42 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

h/t +Jason Hurtado Daniels 

Nope, not an exaggeration at all.

This sadly, is not an exaggeration.___h/t +Jason Hurtado Daniels 

Nope, not an exaggeration at all.

2014-11-14 06:00:44 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

An accountant, a surgeon, and a politician were at a bar arguing about which was the oldest profession.

The surgeon said, "God made Eve from Adam's rib. This means God was a surgeon and medicine is the oldest profession."

The accountant countered, "But before God did this, God created order from chaos. That's what we accountants do so accounting is the oldest profession!"

The politician simply smiled, sipped his drink, and finally countered, "Ah, but who created the chaos?"

An accountant, a surgeon, and a politician were at a bar arguing about which was the oldest profession.

The surgeon said, "God made Eve from Adam's rib. This means God was a surgeon and medicine is the oldest profession."

The accountant countered, "But before God did this, God created order from chaos. That's what we accountants do so accounting is the oldest profession!"

The politician simply smiled, sipped his drink, and finally countered, "Ah, but who created the chaos?"___

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2014-11-10 02:46:33 (44 comments, 0 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

Dear ladies of America,

As an expert on women, this guy knows women better than you women know yourselves. Therefore, believe him when he says that women want to be catcalled on the streets.

Sure, you might think that you just want to be left alone but that's because your pliable minds have been influenced by all that feminazi BS.

Because feminazis want to convince you that if you're being catcalled, you are being harassed. But think about the poor guy's perspective, maybe if he didn't catcall, feminazis would still be targeting man for harassing them by not catcalling. It is so hard to be a man.

And if you women cannot overcome your feminazi programming, and you feel threatened by guys catcalling you, you know, just get a gun!

Yo woman. I'm gonna tell you how it really is, because as an MRA, I'm an expert on how women think and how they feel. And women like being catcalled, that's why men keep doing it.

I want to slap this guy in the face and facepalm at the same time.

h/t +Eula Reed ___Dear ladies of America,

As an expert on women, this guy knows women better than you women know yourselves. Therefore, believe him when he says that women want to be catcalled on the streets.

Sure, you might think that you just want to be left alone but that's because your pliable minds have been influenced by all that feminazi BS.

Because feminazis want to convince you that if you're being catcalled, you are being harassed. But think about the poor guy's perspective, maybe if he didn't catcall, feminazis would still be targeting man for harassing them by not catcalling. It is so hard to be a man.

And if you women cannot overcome your feminazi programming, and you feel threatened by guys catcalling you, you know, just get a gun!

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2014-11-10 02:13:04 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Dear Chicago women,

If you'd just smile a bit more, take off your sunglasses and earbuds so this guy can pass you creepy unsolicited compliments like "Your eyes match your scarf", that would make him (and a lot of guys like him) much less frustrated.

Because, you know, it's all about relieving his frustrations. Nothing to do with you simply wanting to be left alone because that would be really anti-social of you.

How the hell do you parody someone like this idiot?
I'm dying to stop you on the street and pay you the occasional compliment ("You're really rocking that tweed dress today - I love your style."). But I can't - because you're always walking around with your damn earbuds in ("Don't talk to me!") and your sunglasses on, even when they're not necessary (which incidentally doesn't make you look cool or sexy, only unapproachable). I can't speak for my male brethren, but for this guy? So. Frustrating
Data point: The earbud tactic still works! Yay!
http://jezebel.com/local-chicago-man-would-like-women-to-smile-accept-his-1643988160
#yesallwomen   #casualsexism   #rapeculture   #streetharassment  ___Dear Chicago women,

If you'd just smile a bit more, take off your sunglasses and earbuds so this guy can pass you creepy unsolicited compliments like "Your eyes match your scarf", that would make him (and a lot of guys like him) much less frustrated.

Because, you know, it's all about relieving his frustrations. Nothing to do with you simply wanting to be left alone because that would be really anti-social of you.

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2014-11-09 03:36:16 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

There'll be a two day seminar at the National University of Malaysia (UKM in Malay) on the influence of djinn and withcraft in medicine.

And some people wonder why Malaysian universities are not taken seriously....

There'll be a two day seminar at the National University of Malaysia (UKM in Malay) on the influence of djinn and withcraft in medicine.

And some people wonder why Malaysian universities are not taken seriously....___

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2014-11-09 01:15:21 (13 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I can understand being displeased or disappointed with Obama's policies but this is beyond the pale.

h/t +Sarah Lee 

The pastor admits that it's not Obama's policies. He just hates him. ___I can understand being displeased or disappointed with Obama's policies but this is beyond the pale.

h/t +Sarah Lee 

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2014-11-08 16:30:31 (18 comments, 11 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Marty McLain is a pastor from Georgia who believes that the Bible should be taken literally.

So, watch what happens when he is brought to Scandinavia to see what they think of religious beliefs. 

He ends up saying, "Wow!" a lot.

h/t +Jaana Nyström 

While interviewing several members of a church in Copenhagen, McLain makes the mistake of assuming that, given their faith, they must be homophobes like he is. After he laments the fact that the oppressive government made Denmark’s churches perform same-sex marriages, the Reverend had to awkwardly tell him that neither he nor anyone else at the church had a problem with gay people. McLain’s pained expression is priceless.

Marty McLain is a pastor from Georgia who believes that the Bible should be taken literally.

So, watch what happens when he is brought to Scandinavia to see what they think of religious beliefs. 

He ends up saying, "Wow!" a lot.

h/t +Jaana Nyström 

While interviewing several members of a church in Copenhagen, McLain makes the mistake of assuming that, given their faith, they must be homophobes like he is. After he laments the fact that the oppressive government made Denmark’s churches perform same-sex marriages, the Reverend had to awkwardly tell him that neither he nor anyone else at the church had a problem with gay people. McLain’s pained expression is priceless.___

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2014-11-08 14:40:39 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

A trillion dollars spent and thousands of lives wasted for... this. Not an easy watch.

h/t +Stephen Allen 

A trillion dollars spent and thousands of lives wasted for... this. Not an easy watch.

h/t +Stephen Allen ___

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2014-11-06 15:49:19 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

This "questionable trial" should end tomorrow and we shall finally have some closure on what Anwar Ibrahim's fate will be.

At this point in time, Anwar has technically been found guilty of sodomy and sentenced to 5 years prison with a stay of execution pending his appeal to the Federal Court (the final appellate court).

If the Federal Court upholds the guilty verdict, then Anwar Ibrahim is off to jail, the opposition will probably be thrown into disarray, there will be a by-election in his seat of Permatang Pauh and Kuala Lumpur will probably experience a few public protests in the coming days. There is also a cross-appeal by the prosecution to sentence him to more than 5 years. Whether it's 5 years or more, Anwar's political career will be finished.

If the Federal Court overturns the guilty verdict, Anwar goes free and the whole sodomy playbook... more »

This "questionable trial" should end tomorrow and we shall finally have some closure on what Anwar Ibrahim's fate will be.

At this point in time, Anwar has technically been found guilty of sodomy and sentenced to 5 years prison with a stay of execution pending his appeal to the Federal Court (the final appellate court).

If the Federal Court upholds the guilty verdict, then Anwar Ibrahim is off to jail, the opposition will probably be thrown into disarray, there will be a by-election in his seat of Permatang Pauh and Kuala Lumpur will probably experience a few public protests in the coming days. There is also a cross-appeal by the prosecution to sentence him to more than 5 years. Whether it's 5 years or more, Anwar's political career will be finished.

If the Federal Court overturns the guilty verdict, Anwar goes free and the whole sodomy playbook can no longer be used against him. Anwar has been bogged down by accusations of sodomy for the past 17 years but never actually found guilty and punished for it - he was acquitted the first time round but served time for corruption.

Either way, it will be a game changer. The first scenario means that the political opposition in Malaysia will officially move into the "post-Anwar" era and it is unclear to see who will ultimately take the mantle as the "No. 1" of the Pakatan Rakyat pact. 

The second scenario means there will be some (temporary) backlash against the ruling government while Anwar will be able to ride a popularity crest for a while. Until he opens his mouth and says something that seriously undermines his credibility again.

Interesting times...___

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2014-11-06 00:18:47 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Selective anti-vaxxer.

h/t +Cindy Brown 

Good grief! ___Selective anti-vaxxer.

h/t +Cindy Brown 

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2014-11-01 06:05:02 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

I suppose I'm a few hours late since Halloween is pretty much over in most time zones. I hope nobody went out with inappropriate Halloween outfits like this though..

(cartoon by Dan Reynolds)

I suppose I'm a few hours late since Halloween is pretty much over in most time zones. I hope nobody went out with inappropriate Halloween outfits like this though..

(cartoon by Dan Reynolds)___

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2014-10-29 11:37:18 (57 comments, 20 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

In a development that will surprise no one, the actress in the NYC catcall PSA video's harassment is now continuing online.

In a development that will surprise no one, the actress in the NYC catcall PSA video's harassment is now continuing online.___

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2014-10-29 01:54:18 (89 comments, 4 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

How this can be considered "social" is beyond me. Ugh. The guy who follows her for 5 minutes is super creepy.

On the one hand, I can understand why some men do it - there are no negative consequences for them. But it is hurtful and is but one of the many many micro-aggressions women face on a daily basis.

h/t to all the people I've seen share this already.

#yesallwomen

How this can be considered "social" is beyond me. Ugh. The guy who follows her for 5 minutes is super creepy.

On the one hand, I can understand why some men do it - there are no negative consequences for them. But it is hurtful and is but one of the many many micro-aggressions women face on a daily basis.

h/t to all the people I've seen share this already.

#yesallwomen___

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2014-10-22 15:29:37 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

From a private share...

Apparently, this is Lidl's (German discount supermarket) take on American food. Not sure how authentic it is though...

And I'm not sure I like the idea of pre-cooked bagels, burgers, or pancakes.

From a private share...

Apparently, this is Lidl's (German discount supermarket) take on American food. Not sure how authentic it is though...

And I'm not sure I like the idea of pre-cooked bagels, burgers, or pancakes.___

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2014-10-22 13:23:53 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

When keeping the doctor away turns out to be a bad idea...

Well they say an apple a day..___When keeping the doctor away turns out to be a bad idea...

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2014-10-22 03:56:54 (32 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

In my last post, I spoke about a young man who organised an event to get Muslims to "touch a dog" [1]. It was, as you might imagine, controversial. A few days later, do his critics:

A) Ask for forgiveness for overreacting to a gesture of goodwill, or

B) Accuse him of being a Christian agent of the international Jewish/Shiite conspiracy, threaten to stone him for trying to subvert Muslims and pull off the hijab of all women who attended?

h/t to +Asrulfeezam Haniffa for posting this earlier...

[1] Original post here: https://plus.google.com/118370548304204473212/posts/KeAE9xkA7Gp

In my last post, I spoke about a young man who organised an event to get Muslims to "touch a dog" [1]. It was, as you might imagine, controversial. A few days later, do his critics:

A) Ask for forgiveness for overreacting to a gesture of goodwill, or

B) Accuse him of being a Christian agent of the international Jewish/Shiite conspiracy, threaten to stone him for trying to subvert Muslims and pull off the hijab of all women who attended?

h/t to +Asrulfeezam Haniffa for posting this earlier...

[1] Original post here: https://plus.google.com/118370548304204473212/posts/KeAE9xkA7Gp___

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2014-10-20 14:10:33 (31 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

A young man organises an event to encourage Muslims in Malaysia to get close to dogs in Malaysia. Does he:

A) Get a commendation from the authorities for trying to correct some misconceptions about dogs, or

B) Get put under investigation by the authorities for insulting Islam?

If you guessed A..... guess again.

A young man organises an event to encourage Muslims in Malaysia to get close to dogs in Malaysia. Does he:

A) Get a commendation from the authorities for trying to correct some misconceptions about dogs, or

B) Get put under investigation by the authorities for insulting Islam?

If you guessed A..... guess again.___

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2014-10-12 18:23:17 (20 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

New York pizza in KL

So, this was for lunch the other day. I haven't had any pizza since I left New York because -- well, I knew I'd probably be disappointed if it wasn't NY or Italy and I've been to neither since.

I recently broke that rule when I had the chance to visit a New York-style pizzeria in Kuala Lumpur some days ago. The pizza, dare I say it, really did taste like something I could have had in New York. It's not the most awesome slice ever but it's about as authentic as it gets out here. That's good enough.

Waffle fries were good too and there was even egg cream. It's authentic enough that there is neither egg nor cream... alas, the chocolate syrup used was Hershey's (not Fox's U-Bet). But still... good enough.

New York pizza in KL

So, this was for lunch the other day. I haven't had any pizza since I left New York because -- well, I knew I'd probably be disappointed if it wasn't NY or Italy and I've been to neither since.

I recently broke that rule when I had the chance to visit a New York-style pizzeria in Kuala Lumpur some days ago. The pizza, dare I say it, really did taste like something I could have had in New York. It's not the most awesome slice ever but it's about as authentic as it gets out here. That's good enough.

Waffle fries were good too and there was even egg cream. It's authentic enough that there is neither egg nor cream... alas, the chocolate syrup used was Hershey's (not Fox's U-Bet). But still... good enough.___

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2014-10-12 15:32:41 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

There's a bit of hand-wringing going on right now about Ebola.

So I thought I'd get on the Ploos and do my bit to correct a few misconceptions....

There's a bit of hand-wringing going on right now about Ebola.

So I thought I'd get on the Ploos and do my bit to correct a few misconceptions....___

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2014-10-09 17:16:51 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

So this happened yesterday.

There was an altercation of some sort in a nightclub on Jalan Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur -- a major tourist thoroughfare -- and it escalated to the point that two grenades were tossed from a nearby building. One went off, killing one and injuring about a dozen others.

Bukit Bintang has always been a slightly seedy joint, it's the sort of place where backpackers, street walkers, drug dealers, refugee seekers, junkies, and a few militant fundamentalists jostle up against one another. But a grenade going off raises more than a few eyebrows.

The most likely scenario is one the police have already posited -- that this is the some underground turf war -- but there are many who wonder if this is instead the hand of over-zealous militants.

Worrying times...

+Andreas Lucas F I think you hung around this place a lot on your... more »

So this happened yesterday.

There was an altercation of some sort in a nightclub on Jalan Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur -- a major tourist thoroughfare -- and it escalated to the point that two grenades were tossed from a nearby building. One went off, killing one and injuring about a dozen others.

Bukit Bintang has always been a slightly seedy joint, it's the sort of place where backpackers, street walkers, drug dealers, refugee seekers, junkies, and a few militant fundamentalists jostle up against one another. But a grenade going off raises more than a few eyebrows.

The most likely scenario is one the police have already posited -- that this is the some underground turf war -- but there are many who wonder if this is instead the hand of over-zealous militants.

Worrying times...

+Andreas Lucas F I think you hung around this place a lot on your (many) trips to the region.___

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2014-10-07 15:38:34 (18 comments, 5 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Dip'n'Dip - a sweet business model

I've never seen anything like it before. A franchise operation dedicated solely to chocolate desserts that, as far as I could tell, appeals to a wide range of demographics in Malaysia:

1. About 80% of the customers appear to be from the Muslim Malay community although there are a fair number of Malaysians of Indian and Chinese descent as well.

2. All age ranges represented including the key 20s demographic but also the middle aged.

The franchise first entered Malaysia in Bangsar in 2012 and has since expanded to another location (e@Curve in Mutiara Damansara) and what amazes me is that it is consistently packed. There are queues to enter the venue all the time including, as I found out, on a Tuesday night. Managing to do this for two years is no mean feat considering that the F&B industry is highly... more »

Dip'n'Dip - a sweet business model

I've never seen anything like it before. A franchise operation dedicated solely to chocolate desserts that, as far as I could tell, appeals to a wide range of demographics in Malaysia:

1. About 80% of the customers appear to be from the Muslim Malay community although there are a fair number of Malaysians of Indian and Chinese descent as well.

2. All age ranges represented including the key 20s demographic but also the middle aged.

The franchise first entered Malaysia in Bangsar in 2012 and has since expanded to another location (e@Curve in Mutiara Damansara) and what amazes me is that it is consistently packed. There are queues to enter the venue all the time including, as I found out, on a Tuesday night. Managing to do this for two years is no mean feat considering that the F&B industry is highly competitive in Malaysia -- probably about 50% of all places die within their first year of operations.

I'm told that Dip'n'Dip started in 2009 in Damascus (+Kawthar A, can you confirm?) and rapidly spread throughout the Middle East including Kuwait, Lebanon, the UAE, Saudi Arabia while Oman is coming soon. I'm not sure if they are that popular in the other Middle East countries.

I guess the key to the Malaysian stomach (and wallet) is very sweet chocolate...___

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2014-09-30 16:01:44 (25 comments, 0 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Google Maps Street View has gone live in Malaysia

And I actually appear on Google Maps Street View twice. This is from October 2013. I remember seeing the Google Maps Street View car and thinking, "Oh damn, I shouldn't be staring right at the camera."

My only thought when I see this is... wow, I really have lost quite a bit of weight since the time this picture was taken!

+Kooi Hwei Lee 

Google Maps Street View has gone live in Malaysia

And I actually appear on Google Maps Street View twice. This is from October 2013. I remember seeing the Google Maps Street View car and thinking, "Oh damn, I shouldn't be staring right at the camera."

My only thought when I see this is... wow, I really have lost quite a bit of weight since the time this picture was taken!

+Kooi Hwei Lee ___

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2014-09-28 13:29:04 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Some interesting stuff going on in Hong Kong right now. My guess is not much will change and it starts with tear gas but if the crowd does not disperse, water cannons or rubber bullets may be deployed to discourage protesters.

My understanding is that the protesters are mostly students and while some of their older fellow citizens may support more democracy in Hong Kong, they generally don't agree that massive street protests are the way to achieve it.

All things considered, the Hong Kong police have been comparatively restrained in containing protests. If this were Malaysia or Singapore, tear gas would only have been the start.

Police fire tear gas at #HongKong democracy protests. How will it end?___Some interesting stuff going on in Hong Kong right now. My guess is not much will change and it starts with tear gas but if the crowd does not disperse, water cannons or rubber bullets may be deployed to discourage protesters.

My understanding is that the protesters are mostly students and while some of their older fellow citizens may support more democracy in Hong Kong, they generally don't agree that massive street protests are the way to achieve it.

All things considered, the Hong Kong police have been comparatively restrained in containing protests. If this were Malaysia or Singapore, tear gas would only have been the start.

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2014-09-28 09:30:33 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Malaysian boy done good in the wider world. What spurred him to go to the US?

After school, I dreamed of becoming an engineer, but I could not get into my local university, because Malaysia's race-based quota system limits the number of ethnically Chinese students. Like many of my friends, I had to leave Malaysia to go to university.

Malaysian boy done good in the wider world. What spurred him to go to the US?

After school, I dreamed of becoming an engineer, but I could not get into my local university, because Malaysia's race-based quota system limits the number of ethnically Chinese students. Like many of my friends, I had to leave Malaysia to go to university.___

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2014-09-23 06:22:24 (25 comments, 2 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Seen on Twitter.

Young kid gets a silly question on a homework assignment. Responds like a boss, though.

(see question 6)

Seen on Twitter.

Young kid gets a silly question on a homework assignment. Responds like a boss, though.

(see question 6)___

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2014-09-18 03:52:21 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

More adventures in weight loss

So, this finally happened today. I finally crossed my "180 lb" barrier into the 179 territory. It'll probably fluctuate up and down a little bit depending on the amount of "waste material" in me when I weigh myself in the morning. But still... below 180! And, as I had anticipated, just in time for the Scottish #referendum  too.

At a time like this, it helps to know where one came from to keep one motivated on where one wants to go.

Even more significantly, most of this weight loss has been in fat with very little change in lean weight. So I'm not getting things too far wrong....

More adventures in weight loss

So, this finally happened today. I finally crossed my "180 lb" barrier into the 179 territory. It'll probably fluctuate up and down a little bit depending on the amount of "waste material" in me when I weigh myself in the morning. But still... below 180! And, as I had anticipated, just in time for the Scottish #referendum  too.

At a time like this, it helps to know where one came from to keep one motivated on where one wants to go.

Even more significantly, most of this weight loss has been in fat with very little change in lean weight. So I'm not getting things too far wrong....___

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2014-09-15 11:35:56 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Malaysian merchandising fail

I meant to put this up some months ago but never got round to it. I was in a hardware store and saw a gun safe taking up valuable floor space in a prominent part of the store (right by the entrance).

If you're wondering why this is strange, this is because:

1. Malaysia has some of the strictest gun laws in the world. You must be licensed to have a gun and the license must be renewed yearly with the police. There's an exam - if you fail, you have to surrender your gun. Possession of a gun without a license leads to a 7-year jail sentence and flogging.

2. If you discharge your firearm and injure or kill someone for any reasons other than self-defense, you are put to death.

Practically nobody I know has a gun in Malaysia with the exception of prominent judges, businessmen or politicians (who... more »

Malaysian merchandising fail

I meant to put this up some months ago but never got round to it. I was in a hardware store and saw a gun safe taking up valuable floor space in a prominent part of the store (right by the entrance).

If you're wondering why this is strange, this is because:

1. Malaysia has some of the strictest gun laws in the world. You must be licensed to have a gun and the license must be renewed yearly with the police. There's an exam - if you fail, you have to surrender your gun. Possession of a gun without a license leads to a 7-year jail sentence and flogging.

2. If you discharge your firearm and injure or kill someone for any reasons other than self-defense, you are put to death.

Practically nobody I know has a gun in Malaysia with the exception of prominent judges, businessmen or politicians (who can reasonably get a permission due to the hazards inherent in their jobs). Selling a specialist gun safe, and pricing it at a premium to other safes, seems like a strange choice for a retailer.___

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2014-09-13 17:35:51 (22 comments, 5 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

We will never forget that fateful day.

We will never forget that fateful day.___

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2014-09-07 13:13:53 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

This made me think of +Zaid El-Hoiydi, +Zohreh Jafari and +Javier Seen who seem always to be reminiscing about the joys of running.

Sit as little as possible; do not believe any idea that was not born in the open air and of free movement — in which the muscles do not also revel. All prejudices emanate from the bowels. — Sitting still (I said it once already) — the real sin against the Holy Ghost.
-- Nietzsche

This made me think of +Zaid El-Hoiydi, +Zohreh Jafari and +Javier Seen who seem always to be reminiscing about the joys of running.

Sit as little as possible; do not believe any idea that was not born in the open air and of free movement — in which the muscles do not also revel. All prejudices emanate from the bowels. — Sitting still (I said it once already) — the real sin against the Holy Ghost.
-- Nietzsche___

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2014-09-07 01:03:10 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

This article describes, in excruciating detail, the tribulations an Eritrean man had to go through to leave his country and claim asylum in Britain in a trip that took three years.

It was October 2010 and Solomon's sprint across the lunar landscape of northern Eritrea marked the start of a three-year odyssey to Britain that would see him chased by traffickers, forced to drink his own urine, held at gunpoint by smugglers and cross the Channel in the back of a lorry carrying chilled cabbages.

This article describes, in excruciating detail, the tribulations an Eritrean man had to go through to leave his country and claim asylum in Britain in a trip that took three years.

It was October 2010 and Solomon's sprint across the lunar landscape of northern Eritrea marked the start of a three-year odyssey to Britain that would see him chased by traffickers, forced to drink his own urine, held at gunpoint by smugglers and cross the Channel in the back of a lorry carrying chilled cabbages.___

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2014-09-05 07:08:53 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

One thing about Malaysian families that has been true for as long as I can remember. Parents (or grandparents) will scrimp and save for many years - for their entire working lives if they have to - to make sure there is enough for the children to get a decent education.

De Cruz earns about RM3,000 a month from driving a lorry during the day and a taxi at night.

He works 16 hours a day, seven days a week just to ensure that he has an extra RM250 a month so that his four-year-old daughter can go to kindergarten.

He is also saving up to send his two-year-old son to preschool when he turns four.

“It’s expensive, but education is number one. Eating less is okay to save money as long as it’s for our kids’ education,” said De Cruz, 33, at his flat in Bandar Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.

One thing about Malaysian families that has been true for as long as I can remember. Parents (or grandparents) will scrimp and save for many years - for their entire working lives if they have to - to make sure there is enough for the children to get a decent education.

De Cruz earns about RM3,000 a month from driving a lorry during the day and a taxi at night.

He works 16 hours a day, seven days a week just to ensure that he has an extra RM250 a month so that his four-year-old daughter can go to kindergarten.

He is also saving up to send his two-year-old son to preschool when he turns four.

“It’s expensive, but education is number one. Eating less is okay to save money as long as it’s for our kids’ education,” said De Cruz, 33, at his flat in Bandar Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.___

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2014-09-04 09:31:25 (21 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

How to use G+

I've had this question many times before and I'm still getting questions like these. 

As far as I'm aware, unless things have changed recently, there is no way to prevent people from adding you to circles without permission is there?

I'm certain, however, there is no way to make someone uncircle you beyond actually requesting that they uncircle you besides asking nicely and hoping that they comply. And if they don't comply, the best you can do is block them so that they will never see anything you post again unless you subsequently unblock them.

More importantly, I've been asked questions like these because, for some reason, people see me as someone who "knows a lot about G+". This has been happening since the earliest days of G+ and it's still going on which tells me that the word is somehow not really... more »

How to use G+

I've had this question many times before and I'm still getting questions like these. 

As far as I'm aware, unless things have changed recently, there is no way to prevent people from adding you to circles without permission is there?

I'm certain, however, there is no way to make someone uncircle you beyond actually requesting that they uncircle you besides asking nicely and hoping that they comply. And if they don't comply, the best you can do is block them so that they will never see anything you post again unless you subsequently unblock them.

More importantly, I've been asked questions like these because, for some reason, people see me as someone who "knows a lot about G+". This has been happening since the earliest days of G+ and it's still going on which tells me that the word is somehow not really getting around very well.

I think the whole point of G+ is not to make it a network of already existing connections (the way Facebook is structured) but one in which you create a network of interests. So, if I find myself interested in "credit default swaps" , to pick a random example, I would go out and search for people who talk about credit default swaps and maybe start circling a bunch of people so we can all go on our merry way and geek out with credit default swaps, tranches, and such.

That brings me to the other point about "privatising" a G+ account. Privatising implies restricting the distribution of content so, if you only want a limited number of people seeing your content, you post it only to those people. If you post public, like how this post is public, everyone on the network can potentially search for it and find it. The best way to "privatise" is to control distribution. Make sure you only send private stuff to the people you are certain should be seeing it and don't post anything publicly unless you are comfortable with potentially everyone seeing it.

Don't fear being added by someone you don't know. If you've been careful about your content distribution, you shouldn't worry about what's been put out publicly since that is generally stuff that you don't mind other people seeing! Try and embrace the idea of "unknown people adding you" because this is the gateway to some interesting conversations. I've had many interesting conversations and even met many interesting people this way.

Let me know if you have other thoughts or if I've made some mistake in my interpretation.___

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2014-09-03 16:15:46 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

I know a lot of people don't really know much about Malaysian politics but, if you ever wondered why I seemed to rant a lot about it in the past, this is why. Malaysian electoral history since 1974. Never been a change in government.

I don't rant so much anymore nowadays because, well, it's easy to stop caring after a while.

I know a lot of people don't really know much about Malaysian politics but, if you ever wondered why I seemed to rant a lot about it in the past, this is why. Malaysian electoral history since 1974. Never been a change in government.

I don't rant so much anymore nowadays because, well, it's easy to stop caring after a while.___

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2014-09-02 16:03:06 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

This is grim. Really grim.

Military teams should be sent to West Africa immediately if there is any hope of controlling the Ebola epidemic, doctors on the frontline told the United Nations on Tuesday, painting a stark picture of health workers dying, patients left without care and infectious bodies lying on the streets___This is grim. Really grim.

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2014-09-01 02:46:14 (38 comments, 13 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

Saw this on 9gag. Must be comforting to sleep with all that freedom.

Saw this on 9gag. Must be comforting to sleep with all that freedom.___

2014-08-30 16:59:03 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Is there a word in English to describe the feeling you get when, say, you have eaten a very oily/greasy meal? For example, you've just eaten a tub of lard or a slab of butter.

You aren't actually full or stuffed like you might be if you'd eaten a lot of lean meat or vegetables or bread or something like that. I suppose you'd be feeling nauseous but that's just a symptom of too much oil in your stomach at one time.

What is that word? I've been trying to think of it for a while now but I still can't figure it out. Is there even such a word?

Is there a word in English to describe the feeling you get when, say, you have eaten a very oily/greasy meal? For example, you've just eaten a tub of lard or a slab of butter.

You aren't actually full or stuffed like you might be if you'd eaten a lot of lean meat or vegetables or bread or something like that. I suppose you'd be feeling nauseous but that's just a symptom of too much oil in your stomach at one time.

What is that word? I've been trying to think of it for a while now but I still can't figure it out. Is there even such a word?___

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2014-08-27 05:28:46 (17 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Sexual jihad? Now I've heard of everything.... O.o

Jihad Al-Nikah refers to a controversial concept where Sunni women allegedly offer themselves in sexual comfort roles to fighters for the establishment of Islamic rule.

My vocabulary is insufficiently expansive to express just how disgusted I am by this idea. Barbarians.

Sexual jihad? Now I've heard of everything.... O.o

Jihad Al-Nikah refers to a controversial concept where Sunni women allegedly offer themselves in sexual comfort roles to fighters for the establishment of Islamic rule.

My vocabulary is insufficiently expansive to express just how disgusted I am by this idea. Barbarians.___

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2014-08-25 02:03:37 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Trials and Tribulations in Weight Loss (Part II)

When I posted my weight loss "thus far" last week, the air was rent with the shrill sound of scoffing.

Without much ado, I present to you the update. 2.4 pounds (1.1 kg) in a week.

It's working...

Trials and Tribulations in Weight Loss (Part II)

When I posted my weight loss "thus far" last week, the air was rent with the shrill sound of scoffing.

Without much ado, I present to you the update. 2.4 pounds (1.1 kg) in a week.

It's working...___

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2014-08-22 11:16:46 (12 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

This is bonza. Watch it now, you bloody drongos!

"30% of Australians are casual racists. Which means the other 70% are full time."

Funny shit. You dickheads should watch it.___This is bonza. Watch it now, you bloody drongos!

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2014-08-21 11:07:08 (5 comments, 12 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

This is old news but it's interesting to note that the Icelanders were in mourning in December 2013 because it had it first fatal police shooting since 1944. An update yesterday finds that police in Iceland have never discharged a firearm since.

Meanwhile in America............

This is old news but it's interesting to note that the Icelanders were in mourning in December 2013 because it had it first fatal police shooting since 1944. An update yesterday finds that police in Iceland have never discharged a firearm since.

Meanwhile in America............___

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2014-08-21 04:28:06 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

It's not entirely fair since not everyone got waterboarded. After all, he did send people to Gaddafi and Assad's men to be "processed".

___It's not entirely fair since not everyone got waterboarded. After all, he did send people to Gaddafi and Assad's men to be "processed".

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2014-08-20 08:21:59 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Well, since so many of the people who were so gung ho about deporting these children back to their home countries because they are "illegals" like to describe themselves as God-fearing Christians, I quote Leviticus 19:33-34.

"When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God."

They came to us for shelter...___Well, since so many of the people who were so gung ho about deporting these children back to their home countries because they are "illegals" like to describe themselves as God-fearing Christians, I quote Leviticus 19:33-34.

"When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God."

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2014-08-18 02:43:51 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Weight loss trials and tribulations

Since the topic has come up twice over the past 5 minutes, I thought I'd put up a chart of my weight since I started measuring daily from November 2013 until this morning. You're all my accountability buddies now.

The idea is simple, I weigh myself every morning after I've woken up and done the customary morning rituals to make sure that I'm comparing like with like (empty GI tract and bladder). 

On the chart, you can clearly see when I've gone back home for a long family visit. There's a strong upward trend in December 2013-January 2014. You don't get a prize for guessing why.

Weight loss trials and tribulations

Since the topic has come up twice over the past 5 minutes, I thought I'd put up a chart of my weight since I started measuring daily from November 2013 until this morning. You're all my accountability buddies now.

The idea is simple, I weigh myself every morning after I've woken up and done the customary morning rituals to make sure that I'm comparing like with like (empty GI tract and bladder). 

On the chart, you can clearly see when I've gone back home for a long family visit. There's a strong upward trend in December 2013-January 2014. You don't get a prize for guessing why.___

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2014-08-15 12:15:41 (34 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

A young Malaysian boy, perhaps for the lulz or perhaps accidentally (as he says), clicks "Like" on an I Love Israel Facebook page. His teacher shares it and the post goes viral. People threaten to burn the kid, kill him, and do generally nasty things to him.

Now he's been called up by the police and faces a sedition charge which carries a sentence of up to three years.

All because he clicked on a "Like" he shouldn't have. Poor kid is probably scared shitless.

A young Malaysian boy, perhaps for the lulz or perhaps accidentally (as he says), clicks "Like" on an I Love Israel Facebook page. His teacher shares it and the post goes viral. People threaten to burn the kid, kill him, and do generally nasty things to him.

Now he's been called up by the police and faces a sedition charge which carries a sentence of up to three years.

All because he clicked on a "Like" he shouldn't have. Poor kid is probably scared shitless.___

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2014-08-11 02:19:11 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

h/t +Cindy Brown 

Never saw it this way but... hmmm... makes sense.

___h/t +Cindy Brown 

Never saw it this way but... hmmm... makes sense.

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2014-08-07 09:50:30 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

They got a lot more mercy than their victims ever did but they finally got their just desserts deserts.

The former Khmer Rouge senior figures Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan have been found guilty of crimes against humanity and given life imprisonment by a court in Cambodia.___They got a lot more mercy than their victims ever did but they finally got their just desserts deserts.

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2014-08-06 14:55:58 (15 comments, 4 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Israeli MK Moshe Feiglin is calling for Gaza to be totally conquered, its citizens to be put in tent cities and then forcibly relocated.

Hmm, calling for land to be ethnically cleansed and its people to be put in concentration camps. Sounds familiar somehow but I can't place it......

Israeli MK Moshe Feiglin is calling for Gaza to be totally conquered, its citizens to be put in tent cities and then forcibly relocated.

Hmm, calling for land to be ethnically cleansed and its people to be put in concentration camps. Sounds familiar somehow but I can't place it......___

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2014-08-04 03:28:39 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

h/t +Michel Alexandre Salim 

US citizens tend to feel more strongly that Israel's influence is positive compared to Israelis themselves? How very odd.

Western opinion 'rapidly turning against Israel' foreign secretary admits http://goo.gl/zQCmQ7 . Such a fun chart. Overly attached evangelical America is more positive about Israel's influence than Israel itself :) 
Here's a good read bout US's foreign policy in the Middle East , how much AIPAC matters and some stats about public support that shape how the US Congress acts.
http://www.vox.com/2014/7/24/5929705/us-israel-friends___h/t +Michel Alexandre Salim 

US citizens tend to feel more strongly that Israel's influence is positive compared to Israelis themselves? How very odd.

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