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Daria Musk3,538,298IT'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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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
Daniel Mihai Popescu4,968A circle based on +Richard Green's last creation! Add it to yours, share it! They all have some wonderful spark in them!If you're notified, you're in! Sorry to disturb you with the notification! If you want out, just say so :)2013-06-19 09:59:4539032733
Steven Krohn1,616The Popular Choice Circle________________________Richard Green originally shared:Here's version 2 of my Popular Choice circle. The members of this circle were nominated for inclusion here (http://goo.gl/vY07d). Anecdotal evidence suggests that this circle is a pretty good one to add: after the last share, somebody that I follow made the comment:I have to admit I have never had so many people add me back so shortly after adding a shared circle.As guest members of the circle this time, I'm including everyone who has created a circle with me in it in the last four weeks, including +Chris Cota, +Steven Krohn, +Marlo Angelo Tito, +Leo Walsh, +Cesare Riccardo, +Michael Bennett, +1212Scenery, +Daniel Mihai Popescu, +Gai Xinh, +Mithu Hassan, +Daniel Stock, +Marino Puletti, +Christy Sandhoff, +Johnathan Yesson, +Roleta Anedotas, +Linda Dee, +Mariusz Zapart, +César Bustíos Benites, +Andrea Orselli, +Katherine Vucicevic, +Networx, +Rome Heels, +Thumb up your Followers ►, +AyJay Schibig, +Zbynek Kysela, +Ewart Corrigan, +Hamilton Carter, +Don Dobbie, +Brian Buckley, +Wajahat Khan, +Crazy Circles, +Laurent Jean Philippe, +Maria Leoni and +Wolfgang Wodeck.  I'd especially like to thank +Scott Buehler, +Ludovic Moreeuw and +Science on Google+: A Public Database for including me in some particularly exciting circles: the Hyperball, the VIIP Circle and the Smokin' Science Circle, respectively.And now the surprise feature: I invite everyone to leave a comment on (the original post of) this circle share containing a link to one of your own posts. Ideally, this should be something that you posted recently and that you are particularly pleased with. (Don't post spam though; I will delete it.)2013-06-18 14:06:1838425937
Daniel Mihai Popescu4,802I have added version 2 of +Richard Green's  Popular Choice, re-freshed with my nucleus of Invincible circle and brushed of inactive accounts :)If you are notified, you're in, of course :)Thank you for sharing!2013-06-17 10:29:4338924937
Richard Green16,268Here's version 2 of my Popular Choice circle. The members of this circle were nominated for inclusion here (http://goo.gl/vY07d). Anecdotal evidence suggests that this circle is a pretty good one to add: after the last share, somebody that I follow made the comment:I have to admit I have never had so many people add me back so shortly after adding a shared circle.As guest members of the circle this time, I'm including everyone who has created a circle with me in it in the last four weeks, including +Chris Cota, +Steven Krohn, +Marlo Angelo Tito, +Leo Walsh, +Cesare Riccardo, +Michael Bennett, +1212Scenery, +Daniel Mihai Popescu, +Gai Xinh, +Mithu Hassan, +Daniel Stock, +Marino Puletti, +Christy Sandhoff, +Johnathan Yesson, +Roleta Anedotas, +Linda Dee, +Mariusz Zapart, +2013-06-17 04:33:32384693082

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2014-07-24 23:26:32 (54 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

"South Texas businessman Chris Mapp, 53, told this editorial board that ranchers should be allowed to shoot on sight anyone illegally crossing the border on to their land, referred to such people as 'wetbacks,' and called the president a 'socialist son of a bitch,' the editorial reads.

Mapp later defended his remarks to the San Antonio Express-News, claiming use of the racial epithet is as "normal as breathing air in South Texas."

“We can't have illegal immigrants, drug cartels, human traffickers or terrorists coming across our border,” Mapp said. “Our borders can either be sealed by choice or force, and so far choice hasn't worked.”

http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/20140216-editorial-we-recommend-john-cornyn-in-gop-primary-for-the-u.s.-senate.ece
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2014-07-12 16:58:35 (50 comments, 38 reshares, 199 +1s)Open 

In this 13 minute short film, the brilliantly named protagonist (Yu Ming) is a bored retail worker in China dreaming of going places and seeing things. On a trip to a library, he spins a globe on the desk and ends up pointing his finger at Ireland. After he finds out that the official language of Ireland is Gaelic [1], he learns Gaelic in order to travel to Ireland.

He learns the rudiments of the language in 6 months [2] and travels to Dublin and tries to engage with the natives in Gaelic... to comic effect. 

Thanks +Tiffany Henry for indirectly leading me to this film.

[1] Yes, I know the official language*s* of the Republic of Ireland are Irish and English.

[2] It's probably very difficult to do but let's suspend disbelief and enjoy the film.

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2014-07-12 16:58:35 (50 comments, 38 reshares, 199 +1s)Open 

In this 13 minute short film, the brilliantly named protagonist (Yu Ming) is a bored retail worker in China dreaming of going places and seeing things. On a trip to a library, he spins a globe on the desk and ends up pointing his finger at Ireland. After he finds out that the official language of Ireland is Gaelic [1], he learns Gaelic in order to travel to Ireland.

He learns the rudiments of the language in 6 months [2] and travels to Dublin and tries to engage with the natives in Gaelic... to comic effect. 

Thanks +Tiffany Henry for indirectly leading me to this film.

[1] Yes, I know the official language*s* of the Republic of Ireland are Irish and English.

[2] It's probably very difficult to do but let's suspend disbelief and enjoy the film.

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2014-10-22 03:56:54 (18 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +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 (29 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +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 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +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, 37 +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, 1 reshares, 8 +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, 31 +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 (24 comments, 0 reshares, 42 +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, 46 +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 (13 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, 10 +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, 75 +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, 18 +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, 11 +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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2014-08-02 16:12:49 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Paladin with a sense of justice gone awry.

From http://oglaf.com/ulric/

Paladin with a sense of justice gone awry.

From http://oglaf.com/ulric/___

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2014-07-30 11:36:35 (16 comments, 8 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

There's just so much going on here. Mike describes it very well so I'll let you read his description instead.

Cocoa farmers who don't know what their product is used for try chocolate for the first time.

Cocoa farmers in Ivory Coast have only heard rumors about what their cocoa beans are used for. A journalist passes around a bar of chocolate, and they can't believe what they're eating.

This is a fascinating look at how disconnected we are from our food, and how globalization and industrial production has separated the experiences of people. Just as these farmers have never seen a chocolate bar before, most Americans -- who are very familiar with chocolate bars -- have never seen cocoa beans, cocoa trees and cocoa pods before, or understand how it's produced or fermented. 

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/cocoa-farmers-trying-chocolate-for-the-first-time-is-a-1612726978

Props to +Joanne Manaster ___There's just so much going on here. Mike describes it very well so I'll let you read his description instead.

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2014-07-30 02:43:34 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

If you have done nothing wrong, there is nothing to fear.

One can't help but be impressed by the pro-activeness and the technological capabilities of the Singaporean government in identifying "national security threats" and trying to "engineer a harmonious society" using mass surveillance. 

On the other hand, that sounds tremendously creepy.

If you have done nothing wrong, there is nothing to fear.

One can't help but be impressed by the pro-activeness and the technological capabilities of the Singaporean government in identifying "national security threats" and trying to "engineer a harmonious society" using mass surveillance. 

On the other hand, that sounds tremendously creepy.___

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2014-07-28 02:31:26 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Now coming to you for only $9.95 a month (or $99.95 a year)!

Sarah Palin now has her own online video channel.

Listening to her gnat-like brain trying to form sentences makes me want to jam pencils in my ears to make it stop. 

http://variety.com/2014/digital/news/sarah-palin-launches-online-video-channel-1201269982/___Now coming to you for only $9.95 a month (or $99.95 a year)!

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2014-07-28 00:30:03 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Ever wondered what "Barrister Fagbemi Lateef" or "Sir Garrick Ronald" who want to send you millions of dollars might look like? Wonder no more. Photographer Christina de Middel checks her spam mail and turns them into portraits of how the imaginary senders might look like.

:-) ___Ever wondered what "Barrister Fagbemi Lateef" or "Sir Garrick Ronald" who want to send you millions of dollars might look like? Wonder no more. Photographer Christina de Middel checks her spam mail and turns them into portraits of how the imaginary senders might look like.

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2014-07-27 13:49:40 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

h/t +Michel Alexandre Salim 

Might want to reconsider reviving chivalry.

So true..& funny___h/t +Michel Alexandre Salim 

Might want to reconsider reviving chivalry.

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2014-07-26 15:36:42 (28 comments, 4 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

h/t +Jaana Nyström 

I know it's crazy hot in Malaysia nowadays when it goes up to 41 degrees Celsius in the sun.

But 50 degrees in Finland? Would be strange if a Finn took a trip to the tropics to cool down. :)

This is ridiculous

Almost +50°C in sun in #Finland now.

#Scorchio #Weather #Jyväskylä___h/t +Jaana Nyström 

I know it's crazy hot in Malaysia nowadays when it goes up to 41 degrees Celsius in the sun.

But 50 degrees in Finland? Would be strange if a Finn took a trip to the tropics to cool down. :)

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2014-07-24 23:26:32 (54 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

h/t +Yonatan Zunger 

The hypocrisy about people like this is that they expound vehemently on how business, environmental, or firearm regulations are an overstretch of governmental authority. Yet when it comes to immigration, they argue that there is not enough governmental authority.

Makes one think that it's not about "the Second Amendment" or any of the other amendments, it's more a case of "I want the government to do anything that benefits me and nothing that benefits anyone else."

"South Texas businessman Chris Mapp, 53, told this editorial board that ranchers should be allowed to shoot on sight anyone illegally crossing the border on to their land, referred to such people as 'wetbacks,' and called the president a 'socialist son of a bitch,' the editorial reads.

Mapp later defended his remarks to the San Antonio Express-News, claiming use of the racial epithet is as "normal as breathing air in South Texas."

“We can't have illegal immigrants, drug cartels, human traffickers or terrorists coming across our border,” Mapp said. “Our borders can either be sealed by choice or force, and so far choice hasn't worked.”

http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/20140216-editorial-we-recommend-john-cornyn-in-gop-primary-for-the-u.s.-senate.ece

http://teapartycheer.com/bios/the-south/texas/chris-mapp-tx-bio/___h/t +Yonatan Zunger 

The hypocrisy about people like this is that they expound vehemently on how business, environmental, or firearm regulations are an overstretch of governmental authority. Yet when it comes to immigration, they argue that there is not enough governmental authority.

Makes one think that it's not about "the Second Amendment" or any of the other amendments, it's more a case of "I want the government to do anything that benefits me and nothing that benefits anyone else."

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2014-07-22 15:06:36 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

+Ferdinand Zebua +Michel Alexandre Salim +Yoki Panji Baskara 

Congratulations. Y'all came through in the end.

+Ferdinand Zebua +Michel Alexandre Salim +Yoki Panji Baskara 

Congratulations. Y'all came through in the end.___

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2014-07-21 07:49:19 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

I must have missed this but this went up about half a week ago. Puzzling that it took three years for Google to realise that the real names policy was not a very good idea.

I found it a little ironic though that "Danah Boyd" is quoted here describing a real names policy as "an authoritarian assertion of power over vulnerable people" when she's professionally known as danah boyd (all in lowercase). Isn't forcing capitalisation on someone who doesn't want it in itself an authoritarian assertion of power?

But still, better late than never.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/07/17/google_plus_finally_ditches_its_ineffective_dangerous_real_name_policy.html___I must have missed this but this went up about half a week ago. Puzzling that it took three years for Google to realise that the real names policy was not a very good idea.

I found it a little ironic though that "Danah Boyd" is quoted here describing a real names policy as "an authoritarian assertion of power over vulnerable people" when she's professionally known as danah boyd (all in lowercase). Isn't forcing capitalisation on someone who doesn't want it in itself an authoritarian assertion of power?

But still, better late than never.

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2014-07-12 16:58:35 (50 comments, 38 reshares, 199 +1s)Open 

In this 13 minute short film, the brilliantly named protagonist (Yu Ming) is a bored retail worker in China dreaming of going places and seeing things. On a trip to a library, he spins a globe on the desk and ends up pointing his finger at Ireland. After he finds out that the official language of Ireland is Gaelic [1], he learns Gaelic in order to travel to Ireland.

He learns the rudiments of the language in 6 months [2] and travels to Dublin and tries to engage with the natives in Gaelic... to comic effect. 

Thanks +Tiffany Henry for indirectly leading me to this film.

[1] Yes, I know the official language*s* of the Republic of Ireland are Irish and English.

[2] It's probably very difficult to do but let's suspend disbelief and enjoy the film.

In this 13 minute short film, the brilliantly named protagonist (Yu Ming) is a bored retail worker in China dreaming of going places and seeing things. On a trip to a library, he spins a globe on the desk and ends up pointing his finger at Ireland. After he finds out that the official language of Ireland is Gaelic [1], he learns Gaelic in order to travel to Ireland.

He learns the rudiments of the language in 6 months [2] and travels to Dublin and tries to engage with the natives in Gaelic... to comic effect. 

Thanks +Tiffany Henry for indirectly leading me to this film.

[1] Yes, I know the official language*s* of the Republic of Ireland are Irish and English.

[2] It's probably very difficult to do but let's suspend disbelief and enjoy the film.___

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2014-07-08 06:52:59 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Of course, engaging in this sort of sesquipedalian loquaciousness is superlatively garrulous pedantry.

Giggles

Scopperloit
(SKOP•ur•loyt)
Verb:
-To engage in rowdy, uproarious behavior or play.
or Noun:
-Rowdy, uproarious behavior or play.

Used in a sentence:
"I hope you'll pardon this mesonoxian and inaniloquent lamprophony from a nihilarian pronk; it is not so much a phenakist scopperloit as it is a finnimbrun, an infinite floccinaucinihilipilification."

Via: Grandiloquent Word of the Day and Cate McF
#giggles #wordporn  ___Of course, engaging in this sort of sesquipedalian loquaciousness is superlatively garrulous pedantry.

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2014-07-03 07:01:58 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Cruel government.

Soup kitchens in Kuala Lumpur have until Monday to relocate out of the city centre if they do not want to be fined by City Hall, Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said today.

He said Putrajaya was determined to clear the homeless from the city and had restricted programmes by non-governmental organisations to feed them.

“The image of my city is very bad. If I don’t do this sort of thing, society won’t be disciplined,” he told a new conference here today.

Cruel government.

Soup kitchens in Kuala Lumpur have until Monday to relocate out of the city centre if they do not want to be fined by City Hall, Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said today.

He said Putrajaya was determined to clear the homeless from the city and had restricted programmes by non-governmental organisations to feed them.

“The image of my city is very bad. If I don’t do this sort of thing, society won’t be disciplined,” he told a new conference here today.___

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2014-07-02 06:52:10 (7 comments, 6 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Ordnung muss sein.

Ordnung muss sein.___

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2014-06-30 18:57:25 (32 comments, 1 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

I think Google+ is the greatest social network of them all

Goodness me, I've pretty much tried all forms of "Internet social" from Usenet, IRC, ICQ, MSN, Friendster (remember that?), Orkut, OkCupid, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook. If you did a detailed search on me, you'd probably find a large number of profiles at varying degrees of completion. I've not logged in to most of these for years. They are the remnants of abandoned online social experiments that I just haven't got around to cleaning up.

Google+ (and Buzz before it) has been a very different experience.

I've been thinking deeper about why this is the case and I think one of the main reasons why I like Google+ - or why Google+ does not quite seem to have the mainstream level of success that Facebook has - is the different model of social interaction.

Yes, I know that... more »

I think Google+ is the greatest social network of them all

Goodness me, I've pretty much tried all forms of "Internet social" from Usenet, IRC, ICQ, MSN, Friendster (remember that?), Orkut, OkCupid, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook. If you did a detailed search on me, you'd probably find a large number of profiles at varying degrees of completion. I've not logged in to most of these for years. They are the remnants of abandoned online social experiments that I just haven't got around to cleaning up.

Google+ (and Buzz before it) has been a very different experience.

I've been thinking deeper about why this is the case and I think one of the main reasons why I like Google+ - or why Google+ does not quite seem to have the mainstream level of success that Facebook has - is the different model of social interaction.

Yes, I know that Google+ supposedly has "500 million users" while Facebook has "1.2 billion users" and 41.7% of Facebook's users is not an insignificant number. However, I mean "non-mainstream" in the sense that very few people I know in person are active on Google+. My relatives all have Facebook accounts. So do my ex-classmates from the various schools I've gone to in my life. Almost none of them have Google+ accounts

The most common reason I've heard from people on why they are not active on Google+ is: "But there's nobody I know there!" When I tell them that you can find new people there, the answer is almost invariably "But why would I want to do that?"

That's always stopped me from pressing the point further. Then I realised that my mental model of "social media" is probably different from what the common mental model of "social media" is. I tend to view "social media" as a way of meeting, and talking, with people who will have opinions I find interesting whether or not I agree with them or who share similar interests. Thus, it is a way for me to broaden my horizons by expanding my social "connections" irrespective of my physical location.

On the other hand, most of the people around me probably view "social media" as a way of connecting to people they already know. I'm guessing this is a way of trying to strengthen already existing social ties; physical location or personal connection is thus privileged over that of shared interests.

Speculating further, I'm guessing (for now) that the reason why Google+ attracts such a strong fan base is because it tends to attract more people "like me" who look for other connections for reasons such as shared interests or for the pleasure of conversation.

Or this could be an extended form of post-hoc rationalisation for my "uncommon" Google+ attraction since you all seem to be in the minority of people who tolerate my many eccentricities. :)

Anyway, happy birthday Google+!___

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2014-06-27 06:19:04 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

h/t +Benjamin Beaulieu 

I think other people in creative professions get the same thing too. One point he doesn't bring up but which sounds so familiar to me:

"I can't actually pay you but this project will look so good in your portfolio!"

Holy crap, this has almost busted 700 views in one day. Thanks guys. ___h/t +Benjamin Beaulieu 

I think other people in creative professions get the same thing too. One point he doesn't bring up but which sounds so familiar to me:

"I can't actually pay you but this project will look so good in your portfolio!"

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2014-06-26 03:37:22 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

The sad thing about all this is for a country that only just freed itself from a brutal dictatorship 16 years ago, a not insignificant number of Indonesians are seeing Nazi and fascist imagery in this presidential candidate and saying, "Yes, I'd like some of that please!"

wahlau! mind boggling ler. ___The sad thing about all this is for a country that only just freed itself from a brutal dictatorship 16 years ago, a not insignificant number of Indonesians are seeing Nazi and fascist imagery in this presidential candidate and saying, "Yes, I'd like some of that please!"

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