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Daria Musk3,610,818IT'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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Ryan Johnson24,317This 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 #Sharedcircles #circleshare  #sri_lanka #colombo #australia #adelaide #australia #cairns #australia #darwin #australia #hobart #new_zealand #auckland #new_zealand #wellington #papua_new_guinea #papua_new_guinea #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday 2015-01-31 06:57:474625912
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Ryan Johnson19,638This 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 #Sharedcircles #circleshare #publiccircle #followme #public #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circleall #circlecircle #circleday #Colombia  2014-12-04 12:49:38428141824
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Russell Miller5,935This circle has slightly changed its composition in the last few weeks.  A few were added, and sadly a few removed too.  I appreciate all of the people in my circles, but this circle is full of people who usually post really good stuff (far above average).  Stuff that makes you think, stuff that makes you laugh, and occasionally stuff that makes you hit the mute button.You can't go wrong with this circle.  In my opinion, anyway.2014-11-27 04:55:3141000
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 16:59:40501138
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 05:03:534473015
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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
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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
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2014-12-24 00:58:49 (258 comments, 25 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

Indeed, President Obama and his team are probably looking back at the 2012 race with glee right about now:
 
* The Romney Standard: Mitt Romney said during the 2012 campaign that if Americans elect him, he’d get the unemployment rate down to 6% by 2016. Obama won anyway and the unemployment rate dropped below 6% two years faster.
 
* The Gingrich Standard: Newt Gingrich said during the 2012 campaign that if Americans re-elected the president, gas prices would reach $10 per gallon, while Gingrich would push gas down to $2.50 a gallon. As of this morning, the national average at the pump is a little under $2.38.
 
* The Pawlenty Standard: Tim Pawlenty said trillions of dollars in tax breaks would boost economic growth to 5% GDP. Obama actually raised taxes on the wealthy and GDP growth reached 5% anyway.

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2014-12-24 00:58:49 (258 comments, 25 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

Indeed, President Obama and his team are probably looking back at the 2012 race with glee right about now:
 
* The Romney Standard: Mitt Romney said during the 2012 campaign that if Americans elect him, he’d get the unemployment rate down to 6% by 2016. Obama won anyway and the unemployment rate dropped below 6% two years faster.
 
* The Gingrich Standard: Newt Gingrich said during the 2012 campaign that if Americans re-elected the president, gas prices would reach $10 per gallon, while Gingrich would push gas down to $2.50 a gallon. As of this morning, the national average at the pump is a little under $2.38.
 
* The Pawlenty Standard: Tim Pawlenty said trillions of dollars in tax breaks would boost economic growth to 5% GDP. Obama actually raised taxes on the wealthy and GDP growth reached 5% anyway.

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2014-12-24 00:58:49 (258 comments, 25 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

Indeed, President Obama and his team are probably looking back at the 2012 race with glee right about now:
 
* The Romney Standard: Mitt Romney said during the 2012 campaign that if Americans elect him, he’d get the unemployment rate down to 6% by 2016. Obama won anyway and the unemployment rate dropped below 6% two years faster.
 
* The Gingrich Standard: Newt Gingrich said during the 2012 campaign that if Americans re-elected the president, gas prices would reach $10 per gallon, while Gingrich would push gas down to $2.50 a gallon. As of this morning, the national average at the pump is a little under $2.38.
 
* The Pawlenty Standard: Tim Pawlenty said trillions of dollars in tax breaks would boost economic growth to 5% GDP. Obama actually raised taxes on the wealthy and GDP growth reached 5% anyway.

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2015-01-29 11:26:55 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

When it just might be better to leave that lost password lost.

You better make darn sure you never lose that password. Hahaha

Porn Tech Support: http://youtu.be/QSKBoO5hBHk___When it just might be better to leave that lost password lost.

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2015-01-27 02:30:48 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Two Beijing-based photographers, Stefen Chow and Lin Hui-Yi, started a project called The Poverty Line in which they invite residents of several developed and developing countries to take pictures of the amount of food a person living at the official poverty line can buy each day. In the Malaysian case, that's the amount of food you can buy for US$1.36 per day (the equivalent for the US is US$4.91).

The result is a visually powerful reminder of the challenges of poverty. The initiators of this project want their work to encourage discussion, so discuss away.

Two Beijing-based photographers, Stefen Chow and Lin Hui-Yi, started a project called The Poverty Line in which they invite residents of several developed and developing countries to take pictures of the amount of food a person living at the official poverty line can buy each day. In the Malaysian case, that's the amount of food you can buy for US$1.36 per day (the equivalent for the US is US$4.91).

The result is a visually powerful reminder of the challenges of poverty. The initiators of this project want their work to encourage discussion, so discuss away.___

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2015-01-24 16:01:28 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

h/t +Sordatos Cáceres 

Life for the "have nots" in one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

There is massive privation for people suffering from poverty everywhere but it is especially hard in the developing world. Inadequate as they are, the developed world at least has some form of social net (or, at the very least, stricter building codes) that try to provide some level of support for the poor.

I don't know how the rat tribe of Beijing or, for example, the migrant workers who toil in the desert sun putting up tall buildings in Dubai manage it but I admire their resilience.

The rat tribe of Beijing___h/t +Sordatos Cáceres 

Life for the "have nots" in one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

There is massive privation for people suffering from poverty everywhere but it is especially hard in the developing world. Inadequate as they are, the developed world at least has some form of social net (or, at the very least, stricter building codes) that try to provide some level of support for the poor.

I don't know how the rat tribe of Beijing or, for example, the migrant workers who toil in the desert sun putting up tall buildings in Dubai manage it but I admire their resilience.

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2015-01-21 00:02:04 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

h/t +Jürgen Hubert 

Presented without comment because, well, the article says it all really.

"I knew going into the movie that he would be glorified and sanitized for mass consumption. What I was not prepared for is the outrageous lengths to which the film goes to erase US criminality in Iraq while portraying the local Arab population, including small children, as violent irrational monsters."___h/t +Jürgen Hubert 

Presented without comment because, well, the article says it all really.

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2015-01-20 14:33:15 (18 comments, 1 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

In Hong Kong

In Hong Kong until the end of the week. First impressions: I was completely prepared for the stereotyped rude Hong Kong service (it's my first time in Hong Kong in decades) and I was surprised to find that most Hong Kong service people were actually quite nice and helpful.

Then I went to this char chaan teng with the most lackadaisical service I've ever met and where the young staff didn't even know enough English to differentiate between rice and noodle. WTF? Hong Kong was a British colony for centuries. Fortunately, between my shit Cantonese and their non-existent English, I got what I wanted. +Dragon Pak What is wrong with your people? ;)

Photo was from an excellent lunch earlier in Wan Chai, one of the best pork knuckle noodles I've ever had.

To my Google+ friends, I haven't completely disappeared.... more »

In Hong Kong

In Hong Kong until the end of the week. First impressions: I was completely prepared for the stereotyped rude Hong Kong service (it's my first time in Hong Kong in decades) and I was surprised to find that most Hong Kong service people were actually quite nice and helpful.

Then I went to this char chaan teng with the most lackadaisical service I've ever met and where the young staff didn't even know enough English to differentiate between rice and noodle. WTF? Hong Kong was a British colony for centuries. Fortunately, between my shit Cantonese and their non-existent English, I got what I wanted. +Dragon Pak What is wrong with your people? ;)

Photo was from an excellent lunch earlier in Wan Chai, one of the best pork knuckle noodles I've ever had.

To my Google+ friends, I haven't completely disappeared. I just have a habit of showing up again when I'm in a strange city...___

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2015-01-10 04:16:54 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Misheard lyrics makes O Fortuna very hard to listen to with a straight face ever again.

Misheard lyrics makes O Fortuna very hard to listen to with a straight face ever again.___

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2014-12-31 15:25:13 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

The last post I made about Obama's policies generated so much discussion that I couldn't help but point out some of the other facts and figures on the Obama presidency thus far. Happy 2015. ;)

As a Green, I may not be a big supporter of many of +Barack Obama's policies but you do have to give him credit for much of this. And maybe it'll shut the Republican/Tea Party folks up for a while? Wait. Who am I kidding? No it won't.___The last post I made about Obama's policies generated so much discussion that I couldn't help but point out some of the other facts and figures on the Obama presidency thus far. Happy 2015. ;)

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2014-12-28 04:10:59 (17 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Oh dear, another harrowing day for Malaysian aviation (AirAsia is a Malaysian budget carrier).

Oh dear, another harrowing day for Malaysian aviation (AirAsia is a Malaysian budget carrier).___

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2014-12-27 10:00:04 (15 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

So this has been going on in my country.

Malaysia is seeing the worst floods in at least 40 years with over 132,000 people displaced. That's about 0.4% of the entire population having to relocate. Scaled up to a country the size of the United States with a population of 316 million, that's 1.26 million "US equivalent" population relocated. It's no wonder they're calling it "Malaysia's Katrina moment".

My family and I are fine since we live off the west coast away from the brunt of the storms. But the scale of the flooding is difficult to visualise. 

So this has been going on in my country.

Malaysia is seeing the worst floods in at least 40 years with over 132,000 people displaced. That's about 0.4% of the entire population having to relocate. Scaled up to a country the size of the United States with a population of 316 million, that's 1.26 million "US equivalent" population relocated. It's no wonder they're calling it "Malaysia's Katrina moment".

My family and I are fine since we live off the west coast away from the brunt of the storms. But the scale of the flooding is difficult to visualise. ___

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2014-12-24 00:58:49 (258 comments, 25 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

Indeed, President Obama and his team are probably looking back at the 2012 race with glee right about now:
 
* The Romney Standard: Mitt Romney said during the 2012 campaign that if Americans elect him, he’d get the unemployment rate down to 6% by 2016. Obama won anyway and the unemployment rate dropped below 6% two years faster.
 
* The Gingrich Standard: Newt Gingrich said during the 2012 campaign that if Americans re-elected the president, gas prices would reach $10 per gallon, while Gingrich would push gas down to $2.50 a gallon. As of this morning, the national average at the pump is a little under $2.38.
 
* The Pawlenty Standard: Tim Pawlenty said trillions of dollars in tax breaks would boost economic growth to 5% GDP. Obama actually raised taxes on the wealthy and GDP growth reached 5% anyway.

Indeed, President Obama and his team are probably looking back at the 2012 race with glee right about now:
 
* The Romney Standard: Mitt Romney said during the 2012 campaign that if Americans elect him, he’d get the unemployment rate down to 6% by 2016. Obama won anyway and the unemployment rate dropped below 6% two years faster.
 
* The Gingrich Standard: Newt Gingrich said during the 2012 campaign that if Americans re-elected the president, gas prices would reach $10 per gallon, while Gingrich would push gas down to $2.50 a gallon. As of this morning, the national average at the pump is a little under $2.38.
 
* The Pawlenty Standard: Tim Pawlenty said trillions of dollars in tax breaks would boost economic growth to 5% GDP. Obama actually raised taxes on the wealthy and GDP growth reached 5% anyway.___

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2014-12-19 00:25:04 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I am sure it was all justifiable in the name of national security.

___I am sure it was all justifiable in the name of national security.

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2014-12-18 10:38:07 (28 comments, 6 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

"I don't feel safe in this country anymore," the researcher said. "It's like you are guilty until proven innocent. Anyone can make a phone call to accuse another person out of malice or vengeance and, without proof or investigation, the religious authorities will come to your place."

"I don't feel safe in this country anymore," the researcher said. "It's like you are guilty until proven innocent. Anyone can make a phone call to accuse another person out of malice or vengeance and, without proof or investigation, the religious authorities will come to your place."___

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2014-12-18 02:18:45 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

One of the guilty pleasures I have in life is Campbell's chicken noodle soup. Sadly for me, it is remarkably difficult to get outside the US. 

Must be that time of year.
Bastards! I really wanted some chicken soup.___One of the guilty pleasures I have in life is Campbell's chicken noodle soup. Sadly for me, it is remarkably difficult to get outside the US. 

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2014-12-14 13:09:23 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

America is a post-racial society, they said.

America is a post-racial society, they said.___

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2014-12-12 11:38:32 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

The crux of the matter is that the CIA tortured a lot of folks - many of whom were totally innocent and did not play any role in "global terrorism". Now that the Obama administration has acknowledged that these abuses did take place, is the Obama administration going to actively prosecute the people who permitted this?

Or is the extent of "action" going to be simply this, "We did some wrong stuff under the previous administration but now that we've cleared the air about the wrong stuff that we did, let's move on"?

I fear it's the latter...

The crux of the matter is that the CIA tortured a lot of folks - many of whom were totally innocent and did not play any role in "global terrorism". Now that the Obama administration has acknowledged that these abuses did take place, is the Obama administration going to actively prosecute the people who permitted this?

Or is the extent of "action" going to be simply this, "We did some wrong stuff under the previous administration but now that we've cleared the air about the wrong stuff that we did, let's move on"?

I fear it's the latter...___

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2014-12-10 07:48:04 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

77% of Malaysian voters feel that corruption in Malaysia is serious. The remaining 23% are probably so used to corruption that they don't see mundane forms of corruption like bribing cops as problematic.

77% of Malaysian voters feel that corruption in Malaysia is serious. The remaining 23% are probably so used to corruption that they don't see mundane forms of corruption like bribing cops as problematic.___

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2014-12-02 19:41:46 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

h/t +God Emperor Lionel Lauer 

The officers claim that in instances where African Americans have been shot by cops, officers that are not black get much harsher treatment by the police department than cops who are.

::headdesk::

___h/t +God Emperor Lionel Lauer 

The officers claim that in instances where African Americans have been shot by cops, officers that are not black get much harsher treatment by the police department than cops who are.

::headdesk::

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2014-11-30 12:39:33 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

+Catherine Maguire +Kathryn Huxtable +Cod Codliness +Michelle Cameron 

Walked past earlier today and nope, Westminster Cathedral still isn't a mosque.

Unless one is the kind of mouth-breathing inveterate racist that UKIP seems to attract, Domine Jesu Rex et Redemptor, per sanguinem tuum salva nos doesn't quite sound like an Islamic call to prayer. And that man in white robes isn't a firebrand Wahhabi preacher.

+Catherine Maguire +Kathryn Huxtable +Cod Codliness +Michelle Cameron 

Walked past earlier today and nope, Westminster Cathedral still isn't a mosque.

Unless one is the kind of mouth-breathing inveterate racist that UKIP seems to attract, Domine Jesu Rex et Redemptor, per sanguinem tuum salva nos doesn't quite sound like an Islamic call to prayer. And that man in white robes isn't a firebrand Wahhabi preacher.___

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2014-11-29 11:52:59 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

When Britain first, at Heaven's command
Arose from out the azure main;
This was the charter of the land,
And guardian angels sang this strain:
"Rule, Britannia! rule the waves:
"Britons never will be slaves."

Because this has been happening for many years (in America), I'm pretty sure that all stores who have these 'super specials' purposely do this in order to get people to fight over goods. Because it becomes headlines, it's free publicity, which sells them even more goods. And that means more profit, and that's the point. 

So why do people who fight like animals? It's attention. People who are desperate for attention do this a) they can boast about a cheap purchase b) they see it on TV so they think it's acceptable c) they're extremely unevolved people dominated by lustful appetites.___When Britain first, at Heaven's command
Arose from out the azure main;
This was the charter of the land,
And guardian angels sang this strain:
"Rule, Britannia! rule the waves:
"Britons never will be slaves."

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2014-11-29 11:42:02 (50 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

It's not men objectifying women but women objectifying themselves. Men are only reacting by catcalling, wolf whistling, and so on, because they are only reacting to how women actually want them to react.

Yup..... OK, I think I got that!

It's not men objectifying women but women objectifying themselves. Men are only reacting by catcalling, wolf whistling, and so on, because they are only reacting to how women actually want them to react.

Yup..... OK, I think I got that!___

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2014-11-27 08:51:39 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Full English breakfast

Because, when I'm in England, I need to have this at least once. Preferably the morning after I arrive because I need the proteins to help me through the jetlag.

Picture is a bit dark because the cafe did ask for pictures to be taken without flash and it was a little dark indoors. This was the full English breakfast with poached eggs, bacon, Cumberland sausage, tomato, mushrooms, and black pudding.

No baked beans of course because I find baked beans revolting. I may eat black pudding but baked beans are beyond the pale. I am not a brute.

It was good to have a "proper" English breakfast for a change but here's my bit of controversy for the day: I feel the English breakfast does not hold a candle to the Malaysian breakfast. The English breakfast sometimes feels a bit "assembled" - it is something that any... more »

Full English breakfast

Because, when I'm in England, I need to have this at least once. Preferably the morning after I arrive because I need the proteins to help me through the jetlag.

Picture is a bit dark because the cafe did ask for pictures to be taken without flash and it was a little dark indoors. This was the full English breakfast with poached eggs, bacon, Cumberland sausage, tomato, mushrooms, and black pudding.

No baked beans of course because I find baked beans revolting. I may eat black pudding but baked beans are beyond the pale. I am not a brute.

It was good to have a "proper" English breakfast for a change but here's my bit of controversy for the day: I feel the English breakfast does not hold a candle to the Malaysian breakfast. The English breakfast sometimes feels a bit "assembled" - it is something that any home chef can do and many of the differences in quality lie in the quality of the ingredients that one has purchased. The Malaysian breakfast, on the other hand, tends to be cooked for hours before it is served for breakfast. As a result, the skill of the cook strongly influences the breakfast and people tend to have their favourite nasi lemak or kuay teow soup places or what have you. Although I guess the idea of having rice or noodles for breakfast sounds strange to the uninitiated. :)

Still, this English breakfast plays an important role in helping me overcome my jetlag although I still feel tired at inappropriate times..

Oh, and happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!___

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2014-11-20 16:31:02 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +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, 43 +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 (45 comments, 0 reshares, 88 +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, 20 +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, 36 +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, 19 reshares, 20 +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 (87 comments, 3 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, 2 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, 13 +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 (11 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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