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Sally Morem has been shared in 35 public circles

AuthorFollowersDateUsers in CircleCommentsReshares+1Links
virginiavaginawati putrikumalasari1,283**CIRCLE MANIA**1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!2014-06-13 15:44:45480105
Adam Black6,732Transhumans CircleBy popular Demand,  I am sharing some of my Circles. This is +Mark Bruce  Transhumans Circle  Plus Others Ive been adding.If you are tagged,  you are in it.Web Link for Mobile https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AdamBlack/posts/6iQmLpEj1Zm #sharedcircles   #GeekCulture   #ScienceSunday #Transhumans #Transhumanism #HumanPlus  2014-04-13 06:25:0424522733
The Key Maker(Fan Page)0Sense of Humor #sharedcircles   #circleshare  2013-08-10 23:39:202000414
Markos Giannopoulos5,491Geeks rule! // +CircleCount has added a new tag system (see announcement here http://bit.ly/15XaDov). Thousands of profiles have been tagged already, so here are the top (by number of followers) geek-tagged plussers (full list at http://bit.ly/134FoFN) The top ten: 1) +Robert Scoble 2) +Amanda Blain 3) +Darya Pino Rose 4) +Michelle Marie 5) +Brian Matiash 6) +Wick Sakit 7) +Joe Azure 8) +Keith Barrett 9) +Derek Ross 10) +Ahmed Zeeshan  For other rankings see also - Most popular geeks by comments/+1's/shares http://bit.ly/16SAddw- Most engaging geeks http://bit.ly/15XdZYm #circleshare   #circlesunday   #geeks  2013-07-21 15:19:0049018412
The Conservative Circles364NEW UPDATE OF THE CONSERVATIVE CIRCLE (group 1)(PLEASE UPDATE YOUR CONSERVATIVE CIRCLES)This is the first group of  "conservative circles" if you are receiving this shared group is because you added +The Conservative Circles  to your circles or because your name was shared with another conservative circle.This is a conservative group only. If you are not a conservative or if your name is in this group by mistake or you wish to be removed from the list, send a private message to +The Conservative Circles , and your name will be removed in our next update. Please help us grow our community by share this circle and this page with your conservative friends.Make sure you share this circle with your conservative friends onlyIf this is your fist time following +The Conservative Circles , please add your request to be added to the list on this link:https://plus.google.com/u/0/101646190737929308703/posts/411vZGhYDTn#ConservativeCircles   #conservative   #SharedCircles   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #conservativeunion   #ConservativeCommunity  2013-06-14 08:11:36477021
1000 New Science Followers252Do you love science? Do you want more science followers? You should join our UPDATED Circle #2.You should also join circle #1 for more followers.This is a public circle of Science lovers that would like to be circled in order to discover new people who like Science and to gain more followers, if you would like to be included so that you too can obtain new followers please follow these steps.     1. Share the circle publicly.     2. Add these persons/pages to your circles     3. Plus this post and request to be added to this circle by commenting below.Please join our community as well https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111402759613306173535We are the most exclusive page dedicated to helping our community and page to gain new followers.Don’t be a SQUARE join our CIRCLE!#Circle #Circles #Public #PublicCircle #CircleShare #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #sharedcircleoftheday #1000newfollowers #addmetoyourcircles #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles2013-04-20 16:05:40145114
Brad Acker17,863ALERT, +Barry Ptolemy — film director, producer, writer, and Director of Transcendent Man (the documentary about futurist/investor/Google Director of Engineering Ray Kurzweil) — is NOW ON GOOGLE+! Please welcome him here by embracing him with a big circle! (I just included Barry in this circle, which i have shared before, without him, because he was not posting here. But NOW he is!)2013-03-11 18:20:121389817
John Deering808Atheist, free-thinker circle.These people have all sorts of interests and come from all walks of life, so are sure to liven up your stream, without filling it full of religious posts. If you need help with adding circles as a whole or picking a few, then please let me know.cheers #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #atheist   #athiet   #freethinker   #skeptic   #sceptic  2012-10-13 09:09:33500305
Nina Pelletier11,765I have been requested to share my writers circle many times over the last year, but I never felt right doing it. After 2 emails I received yesterday asking so kindly that I share it yet again, I figured it's time to do so.I have over 500 writers in my writers circle because, hey, that's why I'm here right? But sadly only 500 of them can be shared at once. So you won't get all of the wonderful writerly people I have met on this lovely world we call Google+, but here are 500 of them.  Enjoy and share.If I've missed any writers, please feel free to add them in the comments below.Thank you to this awesome community of literary quirkiness and genius. ♥  #writershelpingwriters   #writers  2012-09-12 15:13:0750121411
Zachary Roovenback1,335Sharing my Atheist and Fellow Freethinkers circle again.  Almost 1,800 strong.  You can only add 500 a day, so let me know if you need it shared again.Stay thinking, my friends.2012-08-10 04:29:445016310
Krewe Maynard0This circle share inspired by +Ken Holman 's thread: https://plus.google.com/u/0/101429312537446614010/posts/GWYmn9wRyJTIf I missed someone, I apologize. This is my conservative circle. Chances are, most of us are already amigos here. If not, we oughta be. :)2012-07-25 15:48:49306403
Joe Martinez26,875Best People to Circle on Google+ Part 2This is the 2nd circle of amazing people and brand pages to add to your Google+ circles! Know of other amazing people I should add to this circle? Let me know in the comments below! This circle includes people like +Mitch Hayes, +Colin Lovett, +Tessie L'Amour, +Johnny Roquemore, +Amanda Spurlock, +Jason ON, +Mark Bruce, +Naren Mangtani, +Ward Plunet, +Tom Rolfson, +Mellie B, +Nate Jay, +Daniel Ibanez, +Brian Matiash, +Rich Pollett, +Maria Bartiromo, +Matt Uebel, +Mari Thomas, +Kim Flowers, +2012-07-02 01:53:32442442033
David D. Stanton5,770Here is my Geek's Circle: (Note I have just cleaned my G+ to try to remove inactive users.) Enjoy! 2012-06-25 08:47:49501012
Christopher Hawkins47My futurism circle. If you want it, enjoy it.2012-06-16 18:22:44370301
Matt Uebel10,430#futurism   #singularity   #science   #circleshare   #circle .Realityzealot circle of futurism zealotry. 0_oThis is my circle of people that seemed to have expressed an interest in the future, the future of science and technology, and maybe some people that are flat out singlulartarians.If these topics interest you, please add and share this circle. This is the power of g+ folks ^_^2012-06-15 17:09:28358161610
Michael C.0This circle " THC " is a circle I put together for people interested in the legalization of marijuana . Whether it be for medical reasons , or you just advocate the use of marijuana for relaxation , share with friends , or maybe you are looking for a contact to advocate ,get info on marches , rally's e.t.c.2012-05-31 09:55:14500000
Joe Martinez25,016Best of the Best People to Follow on Google+ Circle #2A few weeks ago I shared the first circle of amazing people to follow on Google+ and now as promised here is the 2nd circle! These are some of the best posters out there on Google+ so make sure to add the circle if you want more outstanding content in your stream! Also feel to share as well! Some of the amazing people included in this circle are: +Jeremy Hall, +Farran Lee, +Tracie Smalls, +Elle Gray, +Tom Rolfson, +Siegfried Hirsch, +Marvin Chow, +Dalai Lama, +Mona Nomura, +Victor Bezrukov, +Adam Sandler, +David Greene, +Johnny Roquemore, +Richard Branson, +Natascha Otero, +Boris Gorelik, +Vince BadPanda Herrera, +Anthony Dash, +2012-05-15 06:44:45415391936
Alex Diaz (alexdiazeco)2,406Do you have a green circleSo many of you have joined since the last time I shared this circle that I think it's about time to reshare it. If you don't have a green circle of your own, feel free to adopt this one and keep adding people of like mind to it. If you think you should be in it, please let us know so we can all add you.Unfortunately, G+ doesn't let us share more than 500 at a time, and this circle is considerably bigger, so many of you were left out, and there's no way to know who it was without going one by one, which I lack the time to do right now.Still, the share serves a high purpose, so here it is.2012-04-07 18:57:54500030
Bill Shevlin2,547It has been a while since I shared my Green Circle. There are some really great people to interact with in this circle who are very active. If you are not part of this circle and are into #sustainability #green #energyefficiency #renewableenergy #solar #windpower or just want to make a difference let me know.Please feel free to share the circle and spread the Green around.2012-03-25 04:57:523911018
Trev Warth9,022Skeptics/FreethinkersIt's been two months since I last shared this and it's bulked up a little bit. The people in this circle are skeptics and post accordingly but may not always post specifically on that topic. I do enjoy this circle though even when it does deviate from skepticism.It seems I can no longer notify the people in the circle that I've shared them as it has grown over 100. Sorry about that.2012-03-05 01:48:1311419510
Jonathan Hatch1,712I'm sharing this circle again. Looking for writers in Minnesota. Established authors, aspiring authors, freelance writers & journalists. If you want to use your words for a living, join this circle and share it with your fellow writers. Minnesota has a lot of literary talent. I'd like to see some of it here.2012-02-14 14:53:4382311
Trev Warth3,785Skeptics/FreethinkersMy skeptics circle. All the people here fit into the above broad category in some way. They may not relentlessly post within that category but many of them do. Plenty of good reading and viewing comes out of this circle for me.It's been a couple or three months since I've shared this one so it has grown a bit. As always if you're in it you've got a notification to let you know you've been shared.2012-01-15 23:12:069824831
Sue Travers0+Alex Diaz shared his Green Circle of G+rs interested in the environment. His goal is to make this a huge enviro circle and invited us to include ourselves, contribute and pass on. Good on you Alex!2012-01-04 04:55:40347002
Alex Diaz (alexdiazeco)891Here's my green circle. I share it so you can add yourself to it if you're so inclined and share it on to your circles. The goal is for it to snowball into the biggest or one of the biggest sustainability circles on G+, with the bigger goal of spreading the message far and wide. Let's make sure everyone gets in, the big names and the anonymous ones. It's starting out with many of both. So let's do it.2012-01-04 03:41:1233924910
Jason M83Here's my MLB circle! Remember folks, we're one day closer to spring training and Opening Day ...Play Ball!!!2011-12-29 02:35:261341403
Idrialis Castillo11,456People in this circle shares the posts I must enjoy in Google+ ... This is a mix of my others circles, so you can find different interests in here such as food, photography, developers, scientist, techy people, politicians, artist, musicians, designers, astronauts, chromies, news people, animals lovers, lawyers, story teller, and some other.. I really love reading the post of people in here :-)Idrialis Castillo shared a circle with you.2011-10-24 17:43:2844419
Marius Voila183+Chris Porter Yes, you're right sorry about that...I'm correcting that right nowMarius Voilă shared a circle with you.2011-10-20 12:13:24500630
Melanie Shebel0I want to get everyone taking Stanford Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and/or Databases into my Stanford circle, please add these folks to your Stanford circles and then share your Stanford circles so I can add more people to my circle. :)Also, let me know if you are receiving this and you belong in the Stanford circle, but aren't already included.Melanie Shebel shared a circle with you.2011-10-17 18:18:084731123
Ian Geldard225My libertarian circle. 500 of 791 shared (Google limit)Ian Geldard shared a circle with you.2011-10-17 15:08:18501918
Jon Nellson33Geek CircleJon Nellson shared a circle with you.2011-10-16 15:23:13501765
Robert Scoble161,698A circle of geeks (part I). Here's almost 1,000 active geeks. Programmers, developers, and highly technical people. Here's A-K.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-10-12 03:14:05493797563
Anthony Fox1,041Here's a circle that knows a joke when they hear it. Some are really funny, but they all have a sense of humor.I'm crankin' out the comedy here, and they've all let me know what they like. They are even polite when I throw out the occasional stinker. I'm lucky they follow me.Be kind to these kind people, or the Gods of Comedy will CURSE YOU!!Anthony Fox shared a circle with you.2011-10-09 01:55:33208321020
Marcello Cardoso0Marcello Cardoso shared a circle with you.2011-10-03 14:42:21250703
Don Denesiuk27Wednesday share a circle that starts with W dayWriters.Don Denesiuk shared a circle with you.2011-09-28 14:29:3376111
Michael van der Galien1,797Here's my circle with plussers interested in politics in it. It consists mostly but not exclusively out of conservatives, libertarians and classically liberal people.Question to you: please also share your political circles with me. Always looking for more people to add to this circle, especially because politicos aren't that active on G+ yet.Michael van der Galien shared a circle with you.2011-09-27 08:06:202141445

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2014-06-07 01:21:11 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

Lennox is making the argument from morality.  However, there's a very large problem with that.  IF there is a very powerful, or perhaps an all-powerful creator God, this God would be morally responsible for every single thing that exists or occurs in the creation, including nasty natural events and human immorality.  This leads directly to both the Problem of Evil and the freedom of the universe.  The Problem of Evil has never been solved by any Christian theologian and cannot be because of the disjunction between the nature of what is clearly an unmoral universe and the purported morality of the creator God.  And then the freedom of the universe and the freedom of the human beings therein: Both are utterly impossible under the creation by an all-powerful God.  That God automatically swamps any possibility of any sort of freedom.  Here the Presbyterians got it right within the context of theirtheolo... more »

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2013-07-18 20:09:00 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 99 +1s) 

Watch John Williams and an orchestra make Star Wars music magic.

Most plusones: 99

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2013-07-18 20:09:00 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 99 +1s) 

Watch John Williams and an orchestra make Star Wars music magic.

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2014-08-18 03:28:01 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s) 

A 9-minute drum solo.  Who could get away with that?  Buddy Rich.  And he made it fabulous.  Thanks for posting.

A 9-minute drum solo.  Who could get away with that?  Buddy Rich.  And he made it fabulous.  Thanks for posting.___

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2014-07-04 22:35:49 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

Berlinsky is a non-believer who believes the fear of hell enforced by religious belief is the only thing that keeps humanity at least somewhat on the straight and narrow.  There is no evidence for this belief anywhere in human history since all of our ancestors were hunters and gatherers.

Berlinsky is a non-believer who believes the fear of hell enforced by religious belief is the only thing that keeps humanity at least somewhat on the straight and narrow.  There is no evidence for this belief anywhere in human history since all of our ancestors were hunters and gatherers.___

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2014-06-24 02:43:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

If 2001: A Space Odyssey had this stuff in the scene after Dave Bowman fell into the monolith, it would've been the ultimate trip.

If 2001: A Space Odyssey had this stuff in the scene after Dave Bowman fell into the monolith, it would've been the ultimate trip.___

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2014-06-15 00:17:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

D'Souza picked some doozies.  Prime examples of the following quote: "You have to be an intellectual to believe such insanity."

D'Souza picked some doozies.  Prime examples of the following quote: "You have to be an intellectual to believe such insanity."___

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2014-06-07 01:21:11 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

Lennox is making the argument from morality.  However, there's a very large problem with that.  IF there is a very powerful, or perhaps an all-powerful creator God, this God would be morally responsible for every single thing that exists or occurs in the creation, including nasty natural events and human immorality.  This leads directly to both the Problem of Evil and the freedom of the universe.  The Problem of Evil has never been solved by any Christian theologian and cannot be because of the disjunction between the nature of what is clearly an unmoral universe and the purported morality of the creator God.  And then the freedom of the universe and the freedom of the human beings therein: Both are utterly impossible under the creation by an all-powerful God.  That God automatically swamps any possibility of any sort of freedom.  Here the Presbyterians got it right within the context of theirtheolo... more »

Lennox is making the argument from morality.  However, there's a very large problem with that.  IF there is a very powerful, or perhaps an all-powerful creator God, this God would be morally responsible for every single thing that exists or occurs in the creation, including nasty natural events and human immorality.  This leads directly to both the Problem of Evil and the freedom of the universe.  The Problem of Evil has never been solved by any Christian theologian and cannot be because of the disjunction between the nature of what is clearly an unmoral universe and the purported morality of the creator God.  And then the freedom of the universe and the freedom of the human beings therein: Both are utterly impossible under the creation by an all-powerful God.  That God automatically swamps any possibility of any sort of freedom.  Here the Presbyterians got it right within the context of their theology.  Predestination.  EVERYTHING must be predestined by the act of the all powerful God.  Everything is scripted.  God has a plan for you, and you have no choice but to fulfill that plan.  The universe is a 4-dimensional eternal block of space-time, completely and forever arranged as it was is and will be by the all-powerful God.  I'm convinced all of these problems emerge from fundamentally flawed mental modeling of reality by theologians and Christian believers.  And I don't believe there is any solution, except to give up on such mental models.___

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2014-05-15 17:22:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s) 

A wonderful, brave cat.  Give him a bowl full of fish!

A wonderful, brave cat.  Give him a bowl full of fish!___

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2014-04-23 20:32:49 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s) 

I guess we all found out that 5 year olds aren't old enough for philosophy.  :)

I guess we all found out that 5 year olds aren't old enough for philosophy.  :)___

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2014-04-19 20:41:26 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s) 

I heard this priest is also a professional singer.  Has several albums out.  I can see why.

I heard this priest is also a professional singer.  Has several albums out.  I can see why.___

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2014-03-10 22:08:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

I found the transcript.  A very good lecture:  http://lms.ff.uhk.cz/pool/download_14.pdf

I found the transcript.  A very good lecture:  http://lms.ff.uhk.cz/pool/download_14.pdf___

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2014-03-07 21:06:07 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Americans pronounce German names that way.  I'm a member of a HUGE German-American family called Kanne.  We pronounce it Connie.  The Germans, no doubt, pronounce it something like Connah.

Americans pronounce German names that way.  I'm a member of a HUGE German-American family called Kanne.  We pronounce it Connie.  The Germans, no doubt, pronounce it something like Connah.___

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2014-03-05 17:49:12 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

What will we do when tech frees us to do anything we want to do and not have to worry about working for a living?  Anything we want.

What will we do when tech frees us to do anything we want to do and not have to worry about working for a living?  Anything we want.___

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2014-02-15 03:11:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day___

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2014-02-11 01:23:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Why am I here?  Why am I watching this?  Because I always loved science fiction and futurism, and am absolutely convinced that accelerating tech is by far the best predictor and driver of revolutionary change.

Why am I here?  Why am I watching this?  Because I always loved science fiction and futurism, and am absolutely convinced that accelerating tech is by far the best predictor and driver of revolutionary change.___

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2014-02-04 15:51:25 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 16 +1s) 

Khan Academy is one of the most important developments in the history of education.  Thanks for posting.

Khan Academy is one of the most important developments in the history of education.  Thanks for posting.___

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2013-12-30 19:20:30 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s) 

Noam Chomsky's hate-America leftism is airy-fairy nonsense.

Noam Chomsky's hate-America leftism is airy-fairy nonsense.___

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2013-12-28 19:41:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

I believe Watson was a very large step towards true AI.  Not there yet, but closer.

I believe Watson was a very large step towards true AI.  Not there yet, but closer.___

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2013-12-25 21:42:30 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

He's right.  I didn't detect even a smidgen of a real argument in the article he is reading.  Of course there is no real argument for statism and leftism.

He's right.  I didn't detect even a smidgen of a real argument in the article he is reading.  Of course there is no real argument for statism and leftism.___

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2013-12-25 17:48:44 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

Where did he get those figures on American deaths in the construction industry?  OSHA records are as follows:

4,383 workers were killed on the job in 2012 [BLS revised 2012 workplace fatality data*] (3.2 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers) – on average, more than 84 a week or nearly 12 deaths every day. (This is the second lowest preliminary total since the fatal injury census was first conducted in 1992.)

The total killed are in every area of work, including mining and farming, not just construction.  A whole lot less than he was claiming.  Probably a few hundred in construction.  Too many, of course, but again far fewer than he claimed.

Where did he get those figures on American deaths in the construction industry?  OSHA records are as follows:

4,383 workers were killed on the job in 2012 [BLS revised 2012 workplace fatality data*] (3.2 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers) – on average, more than 84 a week or nearly 12 deaths every day. (This is the second lowest preliminary total since the fatal injury census was first conducted in 1992.)

The total killed are in every area of work, including mining and farming, not just construction.  A whole lot less than he was claiming.  Probably a few hundred in construction.  Too many, of course, but again far fewer than he claimed.___

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2013-12-25 17:39:04 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s) 

Ghost bustin' makes me feel so good!

Ghost bustin' makes me feel so good!___

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2013-12-22 00:20:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

He's missing one possibility.  High-tech drop outs.  In short, instead of companies and governments laying off people, people start dropping out because their tech allows them to support themselves in style.  What may happen is the crumbling of large institutions because the work they are doing now will not be needed anymore.

He's missing one possibility.  High-tech drop outs.  In short, instead of companies and governments laying off people, people start dropping out because their tech allows them to support themselves in style.  What may happen is the crumbling of large institutions because the work they are doing now will not be needed anymore.___

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2013-12-22 00:09:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

He has one thing right.  Once we have true abundance, we will cease having economics.

He has one thing right.  Once we have true abundance, we will cease having economics.___

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2013-12-15 03:37:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

Very cool.  It would literally be infinite!

Very cool.  It would literally be infinite!___

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2013-12-12 22:03:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

When I was a kid, they still called those magazine sections of newspapers the "rotos".  Am I really getting that old?

ro·to·gra·vure  (rt-gr-vyr)
n.
1. An intaglio printing process in which letters and pictures are transferred from an etched copper cylinder to a web of paper, plastic, or similar material in a rotary press.
2. Printed material, such as a newspaper section, produced by this process.

When I was a kid, they still called those magazine sections of newspapers the "rotos".  Am I really getting that old?

ro·to·gra·vure  (rt-gr-vyr)
n.
1. An intaglio printing process in which letters and pictures are transferred from an etched copper cylinder to a web of paper, plastic, or similar material in a rotary press.
2. Printed material, such as a newspaper section, produced by this process.___

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2013-11-28 03:10:15 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 32 +1s) 

Hume in 3 minutes for 21st century web surfers.  Funny.

Hume in 3 minutes for 21st century web surfers.  Funny.___

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2013-11-19 01:08:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

He picked late November for Thanksgiving because it would serve as a harvest festival for most of the United States when harvest is occurring.  Except for northern states like Minnesota where harvest has been completed in Sept.

He picked late November for Thanksgiving because it would serve as a harvest festival for most of the United States when harvest is occurring.  Except for northern states like Minnesota where harvest has been completed in Sept.___

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2013-11-19 00:50:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

No absolute basis, but a whole lot of experience.  As in millions of years of experience going back way before our ancestors became human.

No absolute basis, but a whole lot of experience.  As in millions of years of experience going back way before our ancestors became human.___

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2013-11-19 00:33:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

LOVED it.  Back to the FUN Sixties.

LOVED it.  Back to the FUN Sixties.___

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2013-11-14 00:57:09 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Think of it as a federalist mind.  All of us will exist as individuals within it and it will exist as us in aggregate.  At one and the same time.  Think of it in another way.  Subatomic particles are also waves.

Think of it as a federalist mind.  All of us will exist as individuals within it and it will exist as us in aggregate.  At one and the same time.  Think of it in another way.  Subatomic particles are also waves.___

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2013-11-14 00:49:52 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 3 +1s) 

When everything is digitized, everything becomes subject to Moore's Law.  At that point, everything accelerates.  This insight has extraordinary implications for the future of economics, politics, culture, and the human race.

When everything is digitized, everything becomes subject to Moore's Law.  At that point, everything accelerates.  This insight has extraordinary implications for the future of economics, politics, culture, and the human race.___

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2013-11-07 02:02:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

I would add superproductivity.  With nanotech and 3-D printers, we may well be able to have personal highly productive systems everywhere in the world and be able to download millions of CAD programs to guide the production of whatever we want.  And this may well happen years before the technological Singularity.

I would add superproductivity.  With nanotech and 3-D printers, we may well be able to have personal highly productive systems everywhere in the world and be able to download millions of CAD programs to guide the production of whatever we want.  And this may well happen years before the technological Singularity.___

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2013-11-07 01:58:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

An excellent introduction to what will happen as a result of accelerating tech.

An excellent introduction to what will happen as a result of accelerating tech.___

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2013-07-29 03:27:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Ice Age coming?  Nooooooooo!  We Minnesotans won't stand for it!!!!  (Had enough of that this last nasty winter.)

Ice Age coming?  Nooooooooo!  We Minnesotans won't stand for it!!!!  (Had enough of that this last nasty winter.)___

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2013-07-29 03:18:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Saw the following here:  "I'm so dope, I'm illegal in 55 states." 

Clearly, an Obama supporter!

Saw the following here:  "I'm so dope, I'm illegal in 55 states." 

Clearly, an Obama supporter!___

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2013-07-25 17:20:58 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s) 

This has to be one of the most persuasive essays I've ever read on why America became the world's leading power in such a relatively short time.  The author's argument depends mostly on geography and partially on American willingness to take full advantage of its geographic advantages.

This essay totally debunks libertarian assertions about supposedly historical American isolationism and non-interventionism.  We didn't take control over the world's richest agricultural region along with the best navigable river system by being pacifist wallflowers.

Read and enjoy.

This has to be one of the most persuasive essays I've ever read on why America became the world's leading power in such a relatively short time.  The author's argument depends mostly on geography and partially on American willingness to take full advantage of its geographic advantages.

This essay totally debunks libertarian assertions about supposedly historical American isolationism and non-interventionism.  We didn't take control over the world's richest agricultural region along with the best navigable river system by being pacifist wallflowers.

Read and enjoy.___

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2013-07-19 22:34:05 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s) 

This agent, star of a new TV show to be seen this fall, has a computer chip embedded in his brain.  With it, he can pull up web pages from the Internet at will.  A reviewer said it was as if he was wearing Google Glass, though he wasn't.

Is this show evidence that the ideas we Singulatarians discuss are out there now, no longer restricted to us?

This agent, star of a new TV show to be seen this fall, has a computer chip embedded in his brain.  With it, he can pull up web pages from the Internet at will.  A reviewer said it was as if he was wearing Google Glass, though he wasn't.

Is this show evidence that the ideas we Singulatarians discuss are out there now, no longer restricted to us?___

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2013-07-18 20:09:00 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 99 +1s) 

Watch John Williams and an orchestra make Star Wars music magic.

Watch John Williams and an orchestra make Star Wars music magic.___

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2013-07-16 22:22:25 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s) 

Wherein I respond to Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals point by point.  Enjoy.

Wherein I respond to Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals point by point.  Enjoy.___

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2013-07-16 22:11:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

There is some hope for Egypt after all.

There is some hope for Egypt after all.___

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2013-07-16 21:59:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Race riots in response to Zimmerman verdict...or HOCKEY riots!  Another example of leftist fakery.

Race riots in response to Zimmerman verdict...or HOCKEY riots!  Another example of leftist fakery.___

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2013-07-15 16:10:58 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Need some space transportation?  Print your own.

Need some space transportation?  Print your own.___

2013-07-14 22:52:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

Absolutely gorgeous stuff.  Thanks for posting.

Absolutely gorgeous stuff.  Thanks for posting.___

2013-07-13 17:25:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

This quote is particularly appropriate for Truth Warriors:

“The word 'truth' itself ceases to have its old meaning. It describes no longer something to be found, with the individual conscience as the sole arbiter of whether in any particular instance the evidence (or the standing of those proclaiming it) warrants a belief; it becomes something to be laid down by authority, something which has to believed in the interest of unity of the organized effort and which may have to be altered as the exigencies of this organized effort require it.” 
― Friedrich A. von Hayek, The Road to Serfdom

This quote is particularly appropriate for Truth Warriors:

“The word 'truth' itself ceases to have its old meaning. It describes no longer something to be found, with the individual conscience as the sole arbiter of whether in any particular instance the evidence (or the standing of those proclaiming it) warrants a belief; it becomes something to be laid down by authority, something which has to believed in the interest of unity of the organized effort and which may have to be altered as the exigencies of this organized effort require it.” 
― Friedrich A. von Hayek, The Road to Serfdom___

2013-07-13 17:22:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

“Fascism is the stage reached after communism has proved an illusion.” 
― Friedrich A. von Hayek

“Fascism is the stage reached after communism has proved an illusion.” 
― Friedrich A. von Hayek___

2013-07-13 17:21:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

“The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.” 
― Friedrich A. von Hayek

“The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.” 
― Friedrich A. von Hayek___

2013-07-13 17:17:55 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

Thanks for the invite.  I'm an American conservative, philosophical agnostic Hayekian.  As you can tell, I seek the truth on all levels of existence.

Thanks for the invite.  I'm an American conservative, philosophical agnostic Hayekian.  As you can tell, I seek the truth on all levels of existence.___

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2013-07-12 21:12:29 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s) 

If you enjoy time travel, alternate history, and some serious cultural shock, read the 1632 series of novels and story collections.  This is the first book in the series.  A small (fictional) West Virginia town gets zapped back into time and space from the end of the 20th century to Germany during the Thirty Years War by advanced alien technology.  Watch how European history is totally changed by the intrepid Americans.

If you enjoy time travel, alternate history, and some serious cultural shock, read the 1632 series of novels and story collections.  This is the first book in the series.  A small (fictional) West Virginia town gets zapped back into time and space from the end of the 20th century to Germany during the Thirty Years War by advanced alien technology.  Watch how European history is totally changed by the intrepid Americans.___

2013-07-12 20:04:12 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Thanks for the invite.  I found this PDF loaded with Poe poetry and stories.  Not sure exactly what.  There is no table of contents, but it is over 1,000 pages of material.

Thanks for the invite.  I found this PDF loaded with Poe poetry and stories.  Not sure exactly what.  There is no table of contents, but it is over 1,000 pages of material.___

2013-07-06 16:58:12 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s) 

Since writing is a form of artistry, I'm offering you my art here.  My take on the Gettysburg Address.  Very timely, with the 150th anniversary of the battle.

The Gettysburg Address Reconsidered

After returning to Washington in November 1863, Edward Everett, a noted speaker in those times who had given his own Gettysburg Address, complimented Abraham Lincoln on the "eloquent simplicity and appropriateness" of his remarks at Gettysburg: "I should be glad, if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion, in two hours, as you did in two minutes." 

We writers echo Everett’s sentiments every time we read Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.  There is such a thing as writer’s envy.  Haven’t we Americans all heard about how wonderful that very short speech is far too often?  And aren’t we occasionallyannoyed at all ... more »

Since writing is a form of artistry, I'm offering you my art here.  My take on the Gettysburg Address.  Very timely, with the 150th anniversary of the battle.

The Gettysburg Address Reconsidered

After returning to Washington in November 1863, Edward Everett, a noted speaker in those times who had given his own Gettysburg Address, complimented Abraham Lincoln on the "eloquent simplicity and appropriateness" of his remarks at Gettysburg: "I should be glad, if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion, in two hours, as you did in two minutes." 

We writers echo Everett’s sentiments every time we read Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.  There is such a thing as writer’s envy.  Haven’t we Americans all heard about how wonderful that very short speech is far too often?  And aren’t we occasionally annoyed at all the praise?  After all, we’ve heard it so many times, it seems pedestrian to us.  It became such a commonplace over the generations of American life since the Civil War that even interrupted performances of it by Mayor Shinn in “The Music Man” still render it quite recognizable.

Actually, it is a very great speech.  This is why it’s still memorable after 145 years.  But why is it so good?  Lincoln was somehow able to pack a sense of the “central idea of the occasion” the dedication of the new national war cemetery at Gettysburg, the meaning of the long, bloody Civil War, and a call to complete the work of the fallen soldiers - into a mere 278 words.

Unlike many modern presidents, Lincoln never used a speechwriter.  He didn’t have to.  Before he was elected president, Lincoln had been a highly sought after lawyer in Illinois, known for summarizing his cases convincingly in closing arguments.  By 1863, Lincoln had fully mastered the art of rhetoric.  He loved the written word and was very good at crafting sentences and paragraphs that fully captured and expressed what would have proven in the hands of more uncertain writers to be merely vague, elusive ideas.  

He certainly put all his hard earned skills to work on the writing of the Gettysburg Address.  Let’s see how he did it by reading the text carefully.

He structured the speech in two paragraphs, quite deliberately, in my opinion.  The first paragraph addresses the past: the founding of the nation, the Civil War, the question of the survival of the Union, and the formal dedication of the grounds as a national military cemetery.

The second paragraph addresses the future: the deep-felt inability of the living to truly consecrate the cemetery, the vision of future generations remembering the soldiers and their deeds, a call for the living to complete their tasks, and a ringing assertion of his belief in the ultimate success of the American experiment in freedom.

Let’s begin with the first paragraph:

 “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.  Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.”

Why did he say “four score and seven” instead of 87?  First, he wanted to get the attention of the large, sure to be noisy, distracted crowd.  Saying ‘87” wouldn’t do the trick.  Four score and seven is longer, more drawn out, and somewhat puzzling.  The listener has to do some quick arithmetic to get it.  Lincoln is referencing the year 1776 and the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  It also gives the speech a ponderous, grand pace.  Just read it out loud and you’ll see what I mean.

To call the then (in 1776) new nation “conceived in liberty” is a lovely gloss on all the hard work and danger that went into the business of revolutionary war.  But just as the next phrase, “all men are created equal,” remains more an ideal than a reality even today, Lincoln meant it.  He loved the Declaration of Independence fiercely, believing it to be our nation’s beloved birth certificate and its announcement of American freedom to the world.  Jefferson wrote those words.  He meant them, too.  The Congress, then assembled, approved them.  Lincoln (who better?) well knew how America had fallen short of the Founders’ vision.  But Lincoln (again, who better?) also well knew how plain spoken words proclaiming our highest ideals to the world can help us advance toward them.

The Civil War as a test of the durability and viability of our free institutions was obviously of great concern to a president who had to live with the uncertainty of the impact of his decisions on the course of the war every single day up till then in the White House.  Lincoln knew the meaning of the word ‘test.’  Bear in mind that what Americans did in 1776 was a truly and fully radical and revolutionary act.  Nations simply had never been established that way before.  Traditional nations, as the word connotes, arise out of birth - extended families or tribes.  America didn’t.  America arose out of an idea.  So, in every sense of the word ‘experiment,’ in science and engineering, in sociology, in political philosophy, and in every day usage, America was indeed an experiment that had not yet completed its initiation.

“We are met” is another lovely, formal way of saying “we are here.”  And to state that the cemetery would be “for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live” is a poetic way of describing the metaphysical trade that is involved in making the ultimate sacrifice for one’s country, and is a wholly true statement.  “It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this” is also a statement of fact.  This is the kind of thing people do when they engage in very serious ceremonial rites.  And a dedication ceremony for a military cemetery is a very serious rite.  

The last sentence of the first paragraph also foreshadows what Lincoln says at the beginning of the second paragraph.  An extremely effectively transition device, a way of driving the speech forward:

 “But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

The use of three apparent synonyms, dedicate, consecrate, hallow, in Lincoln’s parallel construction shows an extraordinary sensitivity to nuance in the English language.  Those three words don’t actually have exactly the same meaning.  Dedicate, to set something aside for a specific use, has an almost bureaucratic tone to it.  Consecrate goes deeper into the matter.  It means to make something sacred.  And hallow has an even deeper meaning.  It means to bless something.  Here, Lincoln is saying that the living have no power to do any of those things, not even the most mundane of them.

The dead soldiers are able to and have done so “far above our poor power to add or detract.”  We the living can’t even edit their work, let alone do what they did.  Lincoln’s statement of humility about his own words proved to be not very prophetic (if it had been, we wouldn’t be discussing it now), but the statement allowed him to contrast the things we the living could do to what we could not.  We could finish the work of saving the Union, permit it “a new birth of freedom,” and preserve it for the ages.  These are the goals, Lincoln said, the soldiers “gave the last full measure of devotion” to attain.  Only the living could complete the task.  

The final clause in this great speech summarizes Lincoln’s deepest desire and the highest political goal he set for himself as president: “…and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”  This clause is also one of the greatest summations of American political philosophy and is also perhaps the most famous use of parallel construction in the history of human speech craft.  ‘Of the people’: The literal translation of ‘Republic’ from the Latin.  ‘By the people’: The literal translation of ‘Democracy’ from the Greek.  ‘For the people’: A truly original American insight.  The people doesn’t exist for the government; the government exists for the people.  To be able to compress so much philosophical insight from the Romans, Greeks and Americans into nine words shows Lincoln’s powers of speech craft to be almost transcendent.

And that last portion of the clause seems to express a desire so sharp it almost emerges as a cry to American ears: “…shall not perish from the earth.”  There was a young man who wrote to a science fiction magazine’s letter column years ago.  He told the editor he hoped that America would last for millions of years.  He, very likely unknowingly, channeled Lincoln’s sentiments in full.  And perhaps also sensed that if America was to perish, the greatest of human aspirations and achievements, the memory of Abraham Lincoln being at the forefront, would also perish.  A heartbreaking thought.

Charles Sumner eulogized the president in 1865:  “Lincoln was mistaken that ‘the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here.’ Rather, the world noted at once what he said, and will never cease to remember it. The battle itself was less important than the speech.”

Perhaps that’s the greatest measure of the effectiveness of the Gettysburg Address.  While it fully dealt with the issues at hand, it transcended them.  It wasn’t just an address delivered to the thousands of people gathered at Gettysburg that day so long ago.  It was also addressed to us.___

2013-07-06 16:55:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

Thanks for the invite.

Thanks for the invite.___

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2013-07-04 17:16:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Some images I really love.

Some images I really love.___

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