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Cheval Rex has been shared in 43 public circles

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Люда Петрова0─═ڿڰۣڿ◕ڿڰۣڿ◕ڿڰۣڿ═─ ─═ڿڰۣڿ◕ڿڰۣڿ◕ڿڰۣڿ═─ ♥ ★•。★•。♥★•。★•。★ ♥,*#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger 2014-10-20 19:18:57495122
Люда Петрова0Отличные люди - активные, интересные, знают русский ;-).Добавляйте их Себе в круги (если хотите расширить круг знакомых, друзей и читателей)...Всё по стандартной и отработанной схеме ;-)и так - Круг значительно расширился, правила остались прежними_Если Вы хотите попасть в этот Круг или добавить Всех одним махом ;-) , то: _............................. Вариант 1 .............................(длинный по описанию, но потратите на его выполнение около 1 минуты )1. Ставьте +1 к этому посту2. Жмите кнопку "Найдите друзей"3. В открывшемся окне введите название Круга4. Добавьте в этот Круг Сами Себя (нажав на кнопку "добавить в круги" и введя своё имя)5. Нажмите на синюю кнопку "Создать новый круг"*6.*Поделитесь созданным Кругом со Всеми............................ Вариант 2 .............................(небольшой по описанию, но чуть более долгий по исполнению, хотя и более эффективный)1. Ставите +1 и Поделитесь этим постом со Всеми2. В комментариях пишите "добавьте меня в круг"3. После этого я Вас добавлю в данный Круг и примерно через недельку выложу запись обновлённого Круга, где будет уже и Ваше имяДЕЛЬНЫЙ СОВЕТиспользуйте 2 варианта, если хотите найти новых знакомых, иметь больше интересных и адекватных друзей или продвинуть свою страницумоё дело предложить... ;-)автор Александр Баженов─═ڿڰۣڿ◕ڿڰۣڿ◕ڿڰۣڿ═─ ─═ڿڰۣڿ◕ڿڰۣڿ◕ڿڰۣڿ═─ ♥ ★•。★•。♥★•。★•。★ ♥,*****#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce 2014-10-20 19:13:18495001
Kenneth Nicholson6,074Active users on Google+. Circle Share. 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  #circleme   #circlenetwork   #circleoftheweek  #circleplus   #circleshare   #rikacircles  #circletoday   #circleup   #circleyoushare  #circlebyAmalRika   #AmalRikacircle  #googleplus   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc  2014-10-15 11:09:35494215
John Nuntiatio36,868#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #tennis #golf #photography #health #weightloss  2014-05-20 19:22:35440236
Kindle Ebooks Daily Sharing0HORROR WRITERS AND READERS V101.03.2014I created this circle to help HORROR WRITERSget connected with HORROR READERS.Many of writers included in this circlepublish a great content.This circle is:For those who SHARE and want to be SHARED!For authors who want to connect with more readers.For writers with a burning desire to succeed.For those who care, for those who want to make the world a better place.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXPLEASE SHARE, PLUS AND COMMENT FROM THE ORIGINALPOST HERE:https://plus.google.com/117311744918178042957/posts/dCCmrmRpNTpXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX****************************************************************************IF YOU ARE AN AUTHOR AND WANT TO MAKE YOUR PASSION NOTICEDANDYOU WANT TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE IN A NEW VERSIONOF THE CIRCLE (coming next week)THEN PLEASE FOLLOW THESE STEPS BELOW.IF YOU ARE A READER, PLEASE SUPPORT AUTHORS DOING THE SAME:)1. Leave a comment.2. Recommend friends who are willing to re-share, too.3. Re-share this post.5. Circle  because I will share the circle on this page.6. Enjoy, share JOY and ATTRACT JOY!PLEASE DO THAT ALL UNDER THE ORIGINAL POSTLINK:https://plus.google.com/117311744918178042957/posts/dCCmrmRpNTp******************************************************************************************************************XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXPS. SHARING, PLUSSES AND COMMENTS ARE the only way for me to know,that you are active and you would like to be included in a new version.Only active members will be included.Inactive members of new versions of the circle WILL NOT BE INCLUDED next time.What does it mean? They will stay where they are and miss possibly thousands of newreaders, possible agents, publishers, journalists who could see their work.Take your chance to show the world what you are writing:)This is what Google Plus is about: SHARING.It is a NEW and REVOLUTIONARY way to promote your passion.So you can make it a hard way, or easy way. The easy way is: SHARE THE CIRCLE AND LET OTHERS SHARE YOUR PAGE TOO.Rules of Twitter, Facebook, MySpace etc... does not apply anymore to G+G+ is different. Is fun. Easy and Powerful.All because of SHARING.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXIf you are serious about becoming a successful writeror if you LOVE to read books and are willing to supportwriters with your feedbackFEEL FREE TO JOIN OUR COMMUNITY:Writer's-Publisher's - Reader's Mastermind Communityhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/b/117311744918178042957/communities/104400299895603004034If you want to learn more about shared circles,about possibilities of free self-promotionyou may want to check this great course:http://www.plusmastermind.com/?a_aid=keytomindpowerXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX2014-03-01 14:12:08500442830
Sam Sager3,743Science-Fiction and Fantasy Writers CircleIt's been a very long time since I've shared this circle. It is long over due. This is a great group of writers to follow. They range from the very well known to the aspiring, but all are worth following. I learn something new and am very entertained by these people everyday.If you or someone you know is a science-fiction or fantasy writer and would like to be a part of this circle please let me know.2013-12-22 01:05:22308413
Brian Wolfe22,328I haven't shared a circle in a long time. Maybe too long.Anyways.. Here is the circle that my browser spends the most time on.   Just in case I become a petulant child and walk away (not that I'm planning on doing so , just in case.)2013-08-22 05:36:251941335
Katherine Vucicevic893Jumbo science fiction and fantasy writers circle! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-04-09 03:59:44234125
Sam Sager2,673A circle of Science Fiction and Fantasy WritersIt's been a while since I've shared this circle. So here it comes. These writers have been very fun to follow. They bring a certain amazing something to my G+ stream everyday. If you are a fan of literature in this genre or just want some great people to follow do not hesitate to add these people to your circles. The writers in this circle range from the insanely successful to the novice just getting started (and everything in between). If you are a Science Fiction or Fantasy writer, and would like to be a part of this circle just let me know.2013-01-21 04:00:292377713
Sam Sager2,673A circle of Science Fiction and Fantasy WritersIt's been a while since I've shared this circle. So here it comes. These writers have been very fun to follow. They bring a certain amazing something to my G+ stream everyday. If you are a fan of literature in this genre or just want some great people to follow do not hesitate to add these people to your circles. The writers in this circle range from the insanely successful to the novice just getting started (and everything in between). If you are a Science Fiction or Fantasy writer, and would like to be a part of this circle just let me know.2013-01-21 03:31:10237114
Cheval Rex0This is a Circle of People Who Want to Be in This Circle. If you want to be in the Circle of People Who Want to Be in This Circle, then please follow the steps below:1. Add the people in the Circle of People Who Want to Be in This Circle to your Circles.2. Go into your kitchen and make a sandwich. Do not eat the sandwich. Place it in a plain brown paper bag with a ketchup packet and and 3 coins of any denomination, minted in a leap year. Write the name Jared P Brooks on the outside of the paper bag. Get into your car, taking the sandwich with you.3. Drive south or west on the nearest state highway that has the number 4 in it. Keep driving until you see an abandoned hotel with a blue Ford pick-up truck parked in the otherwise vacant lot. Pull in and park next to the truck. Exit your vehicle, taking the sandwich with you. The driver's side door to the truck will be open and a King James Bible will be lying in the driver's seat. Remove the bible from the seat and replace it with one of the coins from your paper bag then close the door. A page will be bookmarked. Turn to this page and find the 4th verse from the top. Open your ketchup packet and write this verse in ketchup upon the windshield of the truck. With the remainder of the ketchup, draw a circle in the bed of the truck and leave the bible face down in the center of this circle, open to the page with the verse you wrote. Put the empty ketchup packet down the back of your pants.4. Find room 4 of the hotel. Beneath the doormat in front of the room you will find a key; use this key to open the door to room 4. DO NOT TURN ON THE LIGHTS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. The TV will be on, but the screen will be nothing but snow. Place the second of the coins atop the TV set, then seat yourself in front of the television and watch the screen carefully. Eat half the sandwich. When you've finished eating, numbers will begin to form on the screen. Say each number you see aloud. When you see the number four, close your eyes and you will hear a knock at the door. Call out "Come in".5. The door will open and you will hear heavy footsteps. DO NOT OPEN YOUR EYES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Hold the paper bag in front of you and say, "I believe this is your sandwich". The bag will be taken from your hand. Keep your hands in front of you, palms up. If your visitor approves of the sandwich, he will place the final coin in one of your hands. If he leaves without giving you the final coin, you have failed, and must return home never to try again.6. Once the coin is in your hands, ask "Are you Jared P Brooks?" If the answer is yes, run for the door without looking at the visitor. Get to your car as quickly as possible and don't look back. You'll find the bible in the passenger seat of your car. Drive home and toss the bible out the window at the exact halfway mark between the hotel and your home, shouting the bible verse as you do.7. If the answer is "No" put the coin in your pocket and stand up. You'll feel a cold, clammy hand take yours and lead you toward the back of the room. Do not open your eyes. You'll be lead through a door you had not previously seen and down a series of corridors. A chill emptiness will settle upon your bones, and you will grow weary, but perservere. Do not let go of the hand that guides you, or you will be forever lost.8. You will eventually reach a room that feels warm and inviting. A voice will say "Thank you for the sandwich". Your hand will be released and you will be left alone. You can now open your eyes.9. You will find yourself back in your home, in front of your computer. Despite your familiar surroundings, everything will feel somehow new, and not quite the same as it felt when you left your home. Nothing is out of place, everyone and everything is as it should be, and yet you will have a sense that you are somehow a stranger. The smiles2013-01-13 03:06:3271308
Vago Damitio8,732Creative Circle #8 of 11Creative Circle 1 of 11I am so impressed and enthused looking at the MicroVictoryArmy Stream  that I'm going to do something radical. I"m going to share my other circles, invite the members to join MVA, and then I'm going to delete all those circles so I can give more attention here.  I will keep  one circle of people like the +Dalai Lama  and +Richard Branson  who I would love to have join MVA but I don't want to lose track of if they don't. And that's it.  The Micro Victory Army is Victorious in my Circles and if you join - so are you. https://plus.google.com/communities/100245247140773385767  #microvictory  for figuring out how to enjoy G+ and manage my circles better! I'm about to delete you (unless you are in MVA - it's not personal - I still love you)2013-01-12 23:46:19148001
Peter Smalley (Merkabah)10,462#12daysofchristmas   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #writing   #amwriting   #aperfectwritingcircle  Dear Plustopians,Welcome to my Twelve Days Writing Circles of Christmas! Each shared public circle is full of fascinating, engaging Plussers, writers and other creative folk. I encourage you to add them, share them, and engage with them - I can personally guarantee they will fill your stream with ridiculous amounts of pure Awesome. Further, anyone who reshares one of these circles will be automatically entered in a drawing for a copy of my forthcoming hardboiled detective paranormal novella, Emerald City Blues! Bonus book is bonus!Cheers, and happy holidays to all! 2013-01-01 20:06:2497002
Ben Langhinrichs3,962Science Fiction Writers CircleThis is my recently-cleaned circle for authors of Science Fiction who are active on G+. It is intended to be used to find each other for writerly chit chat and advice, and for others to find us (i.e., fans, readers, bug-eyed monsters). This list is growing quickly, but some people have been removed because they don't seem active on Google+ (no public posts recently or at all).Please re-share this circle with fans and other SF writers. Let others who belong on this list let me know. I will share this periodically, but simply re-add it and it will figure out who is new. G+ is good like that.2012-10-21 14:37:4116617613
Anna Mannino2,231Whether you have told me you write, or you participated in #NaNoWriMo last year, this is my circle of writers. Strangely only 500 people can be shared at a time, so this is only most of you.If you'd like to be in my writers circle, let me know. I mostly post around and about NaNoWriMo stuff. I try to also do a lot of hangouts to help those who need the support of a local meetup but can't make their local meetups for whatever reason, or just prefer talking to strangers on the internet as opposed to strangers in a coffee house. (Whatever, I don't judge).2012-10-02 04:30:31501501
Sam Sager0Here's the latest iteration of my Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers circle. These people in here are pretty amazing and engaging. If you are fan of these genres I highly recommend checking this circle out. All of you who are part of this circle thank you for making G+ a much more interesting place.If you are a writer of science fiction or fantasy and would like to be included in this circle please let me know, and I will gladly add you.A special thanks to the following people for making this circle much better than I could have on my own. +The Final Colony - Author Lacerant Plainer , +Peter Edenist , and +Ben Langhinrichs.2012-09-23 18:29:342198818
Nicolas Amelio-Ortiz1,160ULTIMATE HORROR CIRCLEGood Morning Google+! It's sunday and that means new circles :)And here we got something I particularly love, which is Horror. This circle includes horror fans, filmmakers, reviewers, authors, writers, lovers, bloggers... Just about anything you need for a great google+ horror experience. And here are some of my personal favorites:+Tim Malik - Horror Artist, actor and great friend. You should check his amazing creations!+Brain Rotz - Horror Lover and host of his YouTube show Dr. Rotz's Laboratory+Carsten Berg - Horror Blogger and film reviewer. His blog +HorrorBug surprises you with a new horror movie you probably never heard of every day. +Danielle Tunstall - Horror Photographer. Takes some of the best horror pictures in the whole internet. Amazing shooting and photo editing skills.+Maira Pedroni - Horror Artist. Her artworks are scary and amazing, and her gallery is a must-see for any horror fan out there.+BACKWOODS HORROR - Horror News. I think there's nobody here in Google+ who updates you with everything horror as often as this site. It's on my favorites circle and I check it out almost daily.+karin Schranz - Horror Photographer. Her pictures are absolutely fascinating. You should check her gallery now, or even better... Wait until nighttime to see it.+The Flaying - Horror Movie (This is my first horror feature film, so check it out!)Hope you like the circle, and don't forget to share it! If you want to be a part of this circle, comment this post and tell me a little about yourself. Also, tag any person you think should be included here!+Public Circles +Nothing but Circles +Shared Circles on G+  #horror2012-08-05 17:27:3311031715
John Ward4,989This is a circle I have set up for people who enjoy Horror. If you'd like to be added to the circle, please let me know in the comments. Also, make sure you guys add the circle as well; so you can see other people's recommendations on the subject. Feel free to re-share this post.#circlesharesunday 2012-06-24 22:08:14704524
Alister Macintyre7,220My copy, of this circle of people interested in our Economy and how come it is in a mess, is over 600 people, but I can only share 500.  Some day, I will split the people here into smaller circles of secondary interests, or maybe installments.2012-06-15 03:15:52501314
Gabriel Fitzpatrick3,746Writers CircleA couple people have asked me to share a circle of writers because there apparently aren't enough of those. This is the first full one, and contains most of the writers whose posts and content I've found interesting and engaging (or at very least who haven't been so insufferable as to warrant an uncircling ^.^) If you aren't here, you may very well be in the second one. Don't jump to any conclusions :)2012-03-26 22:19:06499983
pio dal cin15,828A warm welcome to some great people here on G+'s Musketeers of Google plus circle#Musketeers.Please welcome: +Chris Lang +Mark Traphagen +Lee Smallwood +La Vergne Lestermeringolo Thatch +Travis Campbell Circle them for great content as well as the other 500+ (there is another circle of almost 200 that I'm sharing after this one having reached the 500 limit).If you are new to Google plus, set your stream full throttle on these two circles and you'll have all the updates and vital information to "play this great game".If you have been here long enough check these people once in a while; they are the "bricks" of this establishment.Don't forget that +Sharing is Caring on G+ , so when you want to show your G Love to someone share their content after you pluss it...they are going to love it as much as you do.There is another group here that you may want to join +Community Support - Friends That Listen designed and wanted by +M Monica for reaching out to anyone here on G+ and to let them know than nobody here is left alone.2012-03-05 22:14:1050013316
Alister Macintyre1,990+Grizwald Grim Here is circle of VBT participants ... there's 549 in my circle, but G+ only lets me share 500 of what is here.2011-12-29 05:20:385011104
Ben Langhinrichs2,821Science Fiction Writers CircleThis is a circle for authors of Science Fiction. It is intended to be used to find each other for writerly chit chat and advice, and for others to find us (i.e., fans, readers, bug-eyed monsters). This list is growing quickly, but some people have been removed because they don't seem active on Google+ (no public posts recently or at all).Please re-share this circle with fans and other SF writers. Let others who belong on this list let me know. I will share this periodically, but simply re-add it and it will figure out who is new. G+ is good like that.2011-12-12 03:46:45151604
Rob Gordon7,673Virtual Brain Trust Cooperative. I shared this last week privately, but thought I would now share this publicly and bring everyone up to date on a few of our activities. If you haven't heard of the VBT, there are a group of us here working on ways we can use our collective brain power - sometimes called the "cognitive surplus", for our mutual advantage. The primary way we are doing this is by working towards the formation of small teams, each dedicated to the success of a specific individual member who we call "the client". In these small groups, team members brainstorm to confidentially offer ideas, advice, and suggestions to help the client move forward in his or her life, business and/or career. The best way to learn about this group is probably the original post announcing the relaunch of this initiative: http://goo.gl/HxDGEThis project is perhaps not moving as fast as we would like, but it is moving forward. A few teams have formed and are making progress, and more importantly we have established a Coordinating Committee to help organize and guide the development of the VBT. The following people have agreed to serve on this committee, and I am absolutely delighted at the range and depth of talent we have been able to attract:+Lil Peck +Jason Pruim +Alister Macintyre +Renae Gibson-Suzuki +Ayoub Khote +Jim Will +Jera Wolfe +Mimi Passalacqua +Lesa Evans +Te-Erika Patterson +Honza Rejthar We have also developed a business/social network for this initiative. Google+ is great for meeting new like minded people, but for a number of reasons, it is not so great for organizing a project like this. If you are interested in this initiative, and especially if you are already in the VBT circle, please take a few minutes and create a profile at the link below. We are still calling this an "alpha" site2011-11-09 19:11:0015132288
Susan Ee0Happy NaNoWriMo! Here is a circle of 500 NaNo writers. Write on!2011-11-03 00:28:59500204
Doc Harvard (Social Strategist)25#experiment #writerActive Writer CirclePhase 1 - Steal UnderpantsAs many of you know I / 42wd Publishing has been collecting opt in writers on this post https://plus.google.com/101133961721621664586/posts/14wu9iAwfrY The goal was to gather those writers that specifically wanted to be added to the list. Well it has continuously grown.Phase 2 - ?Phase 3 - ProfitWe are now starting Phase 3 of this experiment and compiling active writers into a circle from this group and making a circle to be shared. This is the first offering.If you want to know more about the criteria check out this stream: https://plus.google.com/101133961721621664586/posts/1b771MG5k4ARemember, if you want to be evaluated for this circle remember to circle me and +mention me. The above stream explains the details of the why.This is leading into a Phase 4 that +Bliss Morgan may be helping 42wd Publishing with.2011-11-02 14:46:43123500
Elizah Kirt36I think this is the largest NaNoWriMo circle I have seen!2011-11-01 21:11:40501613
Ben Langhinrichs2,009Horror WritersIt seems like a good day to share this circle of those who write horror. Not horribly, although it is possible to do both of course. It is intended to be used to find each other for writing-related chit chat, notices about zombie walks, Halloween scares and advice, but also to get to know each other, and to let others who like this genre find us (i.e., fans, readers, ghouls and boys). This list is growing, but I have found that many Horror folks started G+ accounts and then never used them, at least not for public posts. I've tried to only add people who have posted in September/October.Please re-share this circle with fans, other Horror writers and anyone not-yet-dead, or at least a living wannabe. Let others who belong on this list let me, +Ben Langhinrichs, know. I will share this periodically, but simply re-add it and it will figure out who is new. G+ is good like that.2011-10-31 18:31:1454852
pio dal cin2,969welcome +Mike Elgan#Musketterspio dal cin shared a circle with you.2011-10-31 06:12:5587703
Anna Mannino (GoNoAMMo)213This is my current count of the NaNoWriMo challengers this year. I know there are more of you!Remember, there will be an ongoing Google+ hangout the entire month, as well as live streaming, you can pop in and out as needed and get a support group for your Novel no matter what you're writing about!Let me know if you would like to be added in. ^_^Anna Mannino shared a circle with you.2011-10-30 20:54:004541843
Nicole Rivera0Here's my NaNoWriMo circle 390 writers, supporters and fellow lunatics STRONG!! Best of luck everyone - I'm looking forward to my first adventure :)Nicole Rivera shared a circle with you.2011-10-29 05:38:03390906
Kayelle Allen0Science Fiction Writers. Do you belong in this circle? Feel free to share!Kayelle Allen shared a circle with you.2011-10-28 15:00:15156323
Ben Langhinrichs1,891Science Fiction Writers circleThis is a circle for science fiction writers. It is intended to be used to find each other for science fiction chit chat and advice, and for others to find us (i.e., fans, readers, BEMs). This list is growing quickly, but some people have been removed because they don't seem active on Google+ (no public posts, or none since July/August).Please re-share this circle with fans, other SF writers and aliens who threaten to probe you if you don't. (That probing hurts like hell!) Let others who belong on this list let me know. I will share this periodically, but simply re-add it and it will figure out who is new. G+ is good like that.Ben Langhinrichs (or perhaps a pod person impersonating him) shared a circle with you.2011-10-28 13:57:181461513
Mike Manz0Here is my current NaNoWriMo circle. Re-share and spread the love.Mike Manz shared a circle with you.2011-10-22 09:02:51454902
Aaron Graves869#DBCLASS #DB-CLASS DB class circle.Marc Laurens shared a circle with you.2011-10-18 21:25:12382100
Brittany Constable0Here, have some WriMos! My word, this circle has gotten big beyond all sense. Protip: Having trouble coping with being circled by mass amounts of people? Create a Pending circle and sort through them at your leisure! Thanks to +Kathie Leung for the advice.Brittany Constable shared a circle with you.2011-10-18 17:01:424391001
Ronnie Tucker2,007This is my NaNoWriMo circle. If you'd like to be added to it just drop me a message/comment.Ronnie Tucker shared a circle with you.2011-10-15 21:49:42911613
K. Joseph Steele0This is my NaNoWriMo circle. Anyone that wants to be added let me know.Joseph Steele shared a circle with you.2011-10-15 21:46:4590614
Joseph S0I have been trying to put together a list of writers and people who want to write so I can learn more and we can share with each other. This is by no means the only list, or even a comprehensive one, but it is the one I have. If anyone wants to be added to it let me know.I also want to do lists of genre writers and NaNoWriMo participants, so feel free to let me know if you want to be in either of those circles. I already have a NaNoWriMo circle started with 90 people in it.Joseph Steele shared a circle with you.2011-10-15 21:45:342975437
Elizabeth Marcellin21Writers and Authors from all around the worldElizabeth Marcellin shared a circle with you.2011-10-12 13:45:54500204
paul roemer25Here is a part of my writers circle, please let me know those I am missing. I am also looking to add publishers, editors and agents. Warm regards, Paulpaul roemer shared a circle with you.2011-10-01 11:59:3225055510
Doc Harvard (Social Strategist)25#experiment #writerThe original experiment can be found here: https://plus.google.com/101133961721621664586/posts/14wu9iAwfrYFirst I'd like to thank those people who provided external lists of writer. If you're just looking for lists I encourage you to use some of the resources listed in the above comments. That being said, just populating lists would have defeated the purpose of this experiment.The purpose was to create, possibly the first ever, circle that was purely opt in. The people in the circle knew what they were signing up for and choose to be here instead of just being thrown on someone's list and wondering why they're there.I encourage everyone that posted themselves as a writer to add this circle. I encourage those that were looking for writers that want to be read and followed to add this circle as well as go to the original message and add those folks that may have been missed by this circle.Now my challenge to you is to go out and create your own opt in circles to be shared. I'm curious to see how far this can spread so please +mention me if you create a new circle like this.Thanks to all who contributed.Doc Harvard shared a circle with you.2011-09-30 23:53:57179303
Eloise Berryman239Feel free to add who I have in my writer's circle. This circle has 284 people in it right now. If you're new on G+, this circle sharing thing is awesome for you since all the footwork has already been done for you. The max that can be shared is 250, so I dunno - it must be either the first 250 I added or a random 250.Eloise Berryman shared a circle with you.2011-09-27 04:22:45248312

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2013-01-13 03:06:32 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

This is a Circle of People Who Want to Be in This Circle. If you want to be in the Circle of People Who Want to Be in This Circle, then please follow the steps below:
1. Add the people in the Circle of People Who Want to Be in This Circle to your Circles.
2. Go into your kitchen and make a sandwich. Do not eat the sandwich. Place it in a plain brown paper bag with a ketchup packet and and 3 coins of any denomination, minted in a leap year. Write the name Jared P Brooks on the outside of the paper bag. Get into your car, taking the sandwich with you.
3. Drive south or west on the nearest state highway that has the number 4 in it. Keep driving until you see an abandoned hotel with a blue Ford pick-up truck parked in the otherwise vacant lot. Pull in and park next to the truck. Exit your vehicle, taking the sandwich with you. The driver's side door to the truck will be open and a King James... more »

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2013-02-08 13:26:19 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Disabled veteran asks for public support; service dog faces euthanasia for biting woman who beat him with metal pole
An Army Veteran with disabilities is asking for the public's help in saving his service dog, Dutch, from court-ordered euthanasia. After being punched, kicked, and hit with a metal pole for several minutes, Dutch bit his attacker and has now been accused of being a "vicious" dog. 

Dutch is a 4-year-old American Allaunt, who is a registered service dog and an important part of Jeremy Aguilar's life. Dutch has never shown any aggressive behavior before or after the incident and is a certified AKC Canine Good Citizen. 

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2012-12-30 18:49:21 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Mine will be 1366x768

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2013-05-05 18:40:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Basic income success. 

"Studies at the beginning, mid-point and end of the project confirmed that, in villages receiving payments, people spent more on eggs, meat and fish, and on healthcare. Children’s school marks improved in 68% of families, and the time they spent at school nearly tripled. Saving also tripled, and twice as many people were able to start a new business."

Basic income success. 

"Studies at the beginning, mid-point and end of the project confirmed that, in villages receiving payments, people spent more on eggs, meat and fish, and on healthcare. Children’s school marks improved in 68% of families, and the time they spent at school nearly tripled. Saving also tripled, and twice as many people were able to start a new business."___

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2013-02-10 23:17:10 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Wow.

Wow.___

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2013-02-08 22:51:41 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

via +peter k 

The Collapsed Middle Class: Greed Wiped it Out. One-Fourth of America's Largest Corporations Do Not Pay Taxes.

Americans remain deeply pessimistic about the nation’s economic future nearly four years into the recovery, and the vast majority think it will take “many years” for things to return to the way they were before the downturn, according to a poll released Thursday.
 
The survey by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University paints a picture of a nation wounded by the recession in ways that have diminished future expectations.

Nearly one in four respondents said they were laid off at some point during the past four years, and even larger numbers said they had immediate family members or close friends who were thrown out of work.

Many of those who found new jobs were forced to settle for less. Nearly half said they took a step down in status from their previous jobs, while 54 percent said they have had to accept lower pay. [23,000,000 people, in fact.] Often, the pay cuts were severe. On-third of re-employed workers said they swallowed salary cuts of more than 30 percent, while another third said their pay went down between 11 percent and 20 percent.

Even though the economy has recovered more than half the 9 million jobs lost during the Great Recession, the survey found that Americans perceive that the economy has descended to a new normal.

Fewer than one in five agree that jobs, careers and employment opportunities will be better for the next generation. Nearly three in five said the ability of young people to afford college — a crucial, if ever more uncertain, factor in upward mobility — is permanently damaged. More than two in five believed workers will never feel as secure in their jobs as they did before the recession. Nearly half said the elderly will have to find part-time work after retiring. And 86 percent of Americans said the availability of good jobs at good pay will never return or will not return for many years.

“We have had many months straight of private-sector job growth. Yet people are stuck with this attitude and perception,” said Carl Van Horn, director of the Heldrich Center. It speaks to how powerful, widespread and enduring this Great Recession is. The survey’s findings in many ways match other measures of the nation’s economic struggles after the worst downturn since the Great Depression.

The downturn destroyed nearly 40 percent of Americans’ wealth, according to the Federal Reserve, and pushed the unemployment rate to 10 percent.

The survey found strong support for three policy proposals aimed at improving the nation’s labor market. Eight in 10 wanted the government to award tax credits to employers that hire new workers. Three out of four supported stronger education and job training programs. And three out of five said the government should fund direct job creation programs.

Read more at http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2013/02/07/Great-Recession-Leaves-Long-Lasting-Scars-Poll.aspx#6EpUXoXWxRv62sBI.99 

Bernie Sanders on Tavis Smiley Show: The Absurdity of Continuing to Give Tax Breaks and Subsidies to Fossil Fuel Industries Needs Addressed. American people are pretty clear, across the political spectrum, they want the mega-corporations to contribute their share.

http://video.pbs.org/video/2332647491

#incomeinequality   #corporatewelfare   #ceogreed  ___via +peter k 

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2013-02-08 13:26:19 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Signal Boost

via +Brianne Villano 

Disabled veteran asks for public support; service dog faces euthanasia for biting woman who beat him with metal pole
An Army Veteran with disabilities is asking for the public's help in saving his service dog, Dutch, from court-ordered euthanasia. After being punched, kicked, and hit with a metal pole for several minutes, Dutch bit his attacker and has now been accused of being a "vicious" dog. 

Dutch is a 4-year-old American Allaunt, who is a registered service dog and an important part of Jeremy Aguilar's life. Dutch has never shown any aggressive behavior before or after the incident and is a certified AKC Canine Good Citizen. ___Signal Boost

via +Brianne Villano 

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2013-02-07 06:23:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I totally want to do this.

I think I found the perfect +A.V. Flox bait.

/via tailsteak's leftoversoup.com, which is excellent___I totally want to do this.

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2013-02-06 17:11:13 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I like +Ben Guilfoy 's idea. Writers, unite. We should all do this.

I'm going to use the term "Space Marine" in place of "The End" in all my books now.___I like +Ben Guilfoy 's idea. Writers, unite. We should all do this.

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2013-01-24 01:03:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

This is prolly showing up in a lot of people's stream today.

Good

I want this plastered all over Google Plus for everyone and anyone to see and read. 

This is prolly showing up in a lot of people's stream today.

Good

I want this plastered all over Google Plus for everyone and anyone to see and read. ___

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2013-01-23 10:04:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Band saw art.

Band saw art.___

2013-01-23 09:06:00 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Gah, screw this and screw you +Kobo Inc. 

+Kobo Inc.  is requiring full name, date of birth, and gender to update account settings

I bought a Kobo Mini from my favorite local bookstore around Christmas.  It's been great.  Today, I went to change a setting on my account, and found that I couldn't change several of the settings without also providing my name, date of birth, and gender.

This sucks, for several reasons:

It's bait and switch.  It's not required for new accounts, so new users can start buying books, or even pick up one of Kobo's ebook readers, before they one day discover that Kobo won't let them change certain settings without providing this extra information.  Ironically, the privacy-sensitive "Keep a list of items I have recently viewed so that I can get back to them quickly" option can't be turned off without providing more personal information!

It erodes reader privacy for no reader benefit.  eBooks have some necessary privacy compromises (especially if you want to be able to re-download books), but this is pushing us even farther from the anonymity of being able to purchase a book in a store with cash.  Asking for my credit card billing information is a necessary compromise to let me buy ebooks online.  Demanding demographic data isn't.

It's yet another copy of your DOB.  For better or worse, lots of places use your date of birth to verify you are who you say you are.  Kobo will happily display this to anyone who can get into your Kobo account, so they're just one more company whose security systems I have to trust.

Stereotyping sucks (even if it's done by a computer).  I don't know if they're using this to seed their recommendation engine or not, but:  Kobo has a recommendation engine that worked well for me without this information.  Feeding it demographic information will at best do nothing, and will at worst make it put less weight on the actual connections between books and more weight on whether the other people who liked them were demographically similar to me.

There's no "other" gender.  If you identify as something other than "male" or "female", you're outta luck.  Even Google+ got this one right.  If you're looking for demographics, learning that someone identifies outside the gender binary is actually really useful information.

I talked to one of Kobo's chat reps, who was terribly apologetic but did not provide any explanation besides that they used it to "create your profile" and for "company internal records".  (He also gave some bogus reasons, such that it's used for credit card verification.)

I'm talking to my local bookstore (where I bought the Kobo) to see if they can push back a little.  If you're a Kobo fan or just a proponent of privacy for readers, I'd encourage you to speak up.___Gah, screw this and screw you +Kobo Inc. 

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2013-01-23 01:09:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Virginia State Senator Henry Marsh, a black lawyer who grew up under Jim Crow, took the day off yesterday to attend President Obama's inauguration.

The Virginia Senate is split 50-50, but nothing pressing was on the calendar. So, the Republicans took advantage of his absence to redistrict the entire state, with no prior notice and no hearings, to gerrymander black voters into one district and make it difficult for black candidates to get elected anywhere else.

This is how Virginia Republicans celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday and the second inauguration of the first black president.

http://waldo.jaquith.org/blog/2013/01/senate-surprise-redistricting/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/va-politics/va-republicans-push-re-drawn-district-map-through-senate/2013/01/21/0277795c-6436-11e2-b84d-21c7b65985ee_story.html

Virginia State Senator Henry Marsh, a black lawyer who grew up under Jim Crow, took the day off yesterday to attend President Obama's inauguration.

The Virginia Senate is split 50-50, but nothing pressing was on the calendar. So, the Republicans took advantage of his absence to redistrict the entire state, with no prior notice and no hearings, to gerrymander black voters into one district and make it difficult for black candidates to get elected anywhere else.

This is how Virginia Republicans celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday and the second inauguration of the first black president.

http://waldo.jaquith.org/blog/2013/01/senate-surprise-redistricting/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/va-politics/va-republicans-push-re-drawn-district-map-through-senate/2013/01/21/0277795c-6436-11e2-b84d-21c7b65985ee_story.html___

2013-01-19 15:03:50 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

G+ can we just please stop this bullshit? I thought you wanted 'name-shaped names". Well Galen Dreamrezzer looks fairly name-shaped from where I'm standing.

Were you just waiting for the internet ire over nymwars to die down before you snuck in and started the suspensions again? People will notice, you know. Identity activists haven't been chloroformed by your brief flirtation with good will.  People can determine their own identities without your damned help!

Today i got the automated message, that Galen Dreamrezzer does not fit the "real name" conventions of Google+, and that my account will be cancelled, if i do not change the name to my real name.
For now, i changed my Google+ name to fit the conventions. But, dear Google+, did you ever thing avout virtual reality, and that we use different names for that? That our virtual names have the same importance and meaning as our real names? That real names do not have any use for virtual reality? That my circles are not even interested in my real name, they want and need my virtual name?

Until today I was a big fan of Google+, but Google made me re-think this attitude. I'm not sure if Google+ is modern enough, to fit the needs of virtual reality. Maybe time to change to a more open social network.

Well, another day will bring another insight, but I'm sure and a bit sad, that this behaviour of Google will lead to a huge decrease of virtual world citizens in G+.___G+ can we just please stop this bullshit? I thought you wanted 'name-shaped names". Well Galen Dreamrezzer looks fairly name-shaped from where I'm standing.

Were you just waiting for the internet ire over nymwars to die down before you snuck in and started the suspensions again? People will notice, you know. Identity activists haven't been chloroformed by your brief flirtation with good will.  People can determine their own identities without your damned help!

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2013-01-16 22:15:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I'll be honest, if I were in a stable housing situation I'd adopt this cat in a heartbeat. I'm in love with this darling without even having met her. If there is anyne out there who would consider giving this lovely cat a home, please contact the email provided.

This is not one a shelter photo and not the normal type of post you find here but this kitty desperately needs a home....NOW!!! This was the original email I received, the contact info is below the story. Please, keep comments to a minimum, Sammy needs to be shared far and wide...the finder CANNOT keep her and she has no place to go once released from the vet hospital. 
Here is Sammy's (aka Miss Kitty) story:

A month or so ago a black and white female stray ended up at my house. She was silky, sweet, and not a feral cat at all. We live in rural Geneva and often pets are dumped on our road. I currently have a deaf momma and her two kittens I have adopted. They were only 3 weeks old when she brought them to our woodpile. Now they are healty, fixed, and happy. Anyway, I called the kitty Sammy and fed her. She was one of the most lovable cats ever, actually standing on two hind legs just so you could stroke her head. She disappeared after a while and I thought she might have found another home on one of the nearby farms. 
She reappeared on New Years night about midnight on our front porch. I went out to give her some food and to my horror found she was missing half of her bottom jaw! She still purred and rubbed me even with her horrendous injuries. She had a horrible time eating and I noticed that she was quite dirty and thin.
I took her to the vets for what I thought would be euthanasia. The vet decided to at least give her a chance so they started antibiotics. I found a nearby rescue to help pay the vet bill. She underwent surgery after they got the infection under control. There was exposed and missing bone in her bottom jaw, and little they could do. They covered bone with skin and kept up the antibiotics. Her bottom jaw is now half an inch to the right of her upper jaw. They found she was around 5-6, and had been spayed. They also found she was FIV positive. But throughout the whole ordeal the vet clinic fell in love with her because of her extremely friendly nature and her will to live. She continued to purr and beg for attention. The most amazing thing of all is that this cat has learned to eat with her PAW! She cannot pick up food normally because her teeth do not match so she feeds herself with her paw. That is a cat with a big will to live!
Our problem is that we do not have a foster (or forever) home for the cat. I hate to think that after all she has been through now she will end up euthanized because no one will adopt her. Especially when she gives so much love! Can you help us out? I would appreciate it if you would consider helping. I have continued to solicit for donations to help pay the vet bill but the cat will soon be ready to go to a home. If someone would actually meet this cat they would fall in love with her. She needs a home INSIDE with either other FIV cats or a one cat family. Please let me know if you can help or have any suggestions. Sammy (or Miss Kitty) is at the Seminole Trail Animal Hospital in Winter Springs right now. They have been wonderful to work with and have been great to the kitty.

****If you can help Sammy, please contact Karen at: karen@lustre.us***

(Many vets are not up to date on FIV and so many tell people that the infected cat must be an only cat or with other FIV positive cats....that's not true. Some vets immediately recommend "euthanasia" for FIV positive cats. One of the leading veteranary universities (Cornell) has done many studies on FIV and it's transmission. FIV is transmitted via a deep puncture bite....it's highly unlikely that Sammy could bite another cat with only a portion of her jaw left. The one thing you need to be careful about with them is infection or illness...that is what takes their lives in the end, not the FIV....but, with any pet, when they get sick or hurt they should be seen by a vet.)
#Cat   #Cats   #Survivor   #SpecialNeeds   #Save #A   #Life   #Be   #A   #Hero   #Felines   #Help   #Animals  ___I'll be honest, if I were in a stable housing situation I'd adopt this cat in a heartbeat. I'm in love with this darling without even having met her. If there is anyne out there who would consider giving this lovely cat a home, please contact the email provided.

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2013-01-15 20:28:18 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Have you lost your precious memories?

I need lots of help please.  While walking in the Arches National Park in Utah on 31st December 2012, I picked up a SD card thinking it fell out of my camera. I have discovered that it is not mine at all and would like to get it back to its owner who seems to be an international traveller as was I. 

The 8GB SD card is completely full and it seems to be more than holiday pics although I have not looked closely except at these two photos that I have chosen to put up and have blurred the face of the woman appearing in both images to protect her privacy - she and her travelling companions will know who they are.

From what I can gather - the tourist visited Las Vegas around the 23rd December travelling via Wirepass Trailhead on the 29th December to reach Arches National Park where they visited on both 30th December and 31st December 2012. If... more »

Have you lost your precious memories?

I need lots of help please.  While walking in the Arches National Park in Utah on 31st December 2012, I picked up a SD card thinking it fell out of my camera. I have discovered that it is not mine at all and would like to get it back to its owner who seems to be an international traveller as was I. 

The 8GB SD card is completely full and it seems to be more than holiday pics although I have not looked closely except at these two photos that I have chosen to put up and have blurred the face of the woman appearing in both images to protect her privacy - she and her travelling companions will know who they are.

From what I can gather - the tourist visited Las Vegas around the 23rd December travelling via Wirepass Trailhead on the 29th December to reach Arches National Park where they visited on both 30th December and 31st December 2012. I found the SD card on the ground near the carpark of the Windows walking track. 

I am now back in Australia where I would like to get my search started. Please help me to spread the word across the world. I am very happy to send this to the rightful owner.___

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2013-01-13 07:59:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I love how this Tumblr site gives me ideas for books to read. I highly recommend for those who love to watch others reading, who are curious as to what others are reading, and love new ideas for books.

http://undergroundnewyorkpubliclibrary.com/

I love how this Tumblr site gives me ideas for books to read. I highly recommend for those who love to watch others reading, who are curious as to what others are reading, and love new ideas for books.

http://undergroundnewyorkpubliclibrary.com/___

2013-01-13 03:06:32 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

This is a Circle of People Who Want to Be in This Circle. If you want to be in the Circle of People Who Want to Be in This Circle, then please follow the steps below:
1. Add the people in the Circle of People Who Want to Be in This Circle to your Circles.
2. Go into your kitchen and make a sandwich. Do not eat the sandwich. Place it in a plain brown paper bag with a ketchup packet and and 3 coins of any denomination, minted in a leap year. Write the name Jared P Brooks on the outside of the paper bag. Get into your car, taking the sandwich with you.
3. Drive south or west on the nearest state highway that has the number 4 in it. Keep driving until you see an abandoned hotel with a blue Ford pick-up truck parked in the otherwise vacant lot. Pull in and park next to the truck. Exit your vehicle, taking the sandwich with you. The driver's side door to the truck will be open and a King James... more »

This is a Circle of People Who Want to Be in This Circle. If you want to be in the Circle of People Who Want to Be in This Circle, then please follow the steps below:
1. Add the people in the Circle of People Who Want to Be in This Circle to your Circles.
2. Go into your kitchen and make a sandwich. Do not eat the sandwich. Place it in a plain brown paper bag with a ketchup packet and and 3 coins of any denomination, minted in a leap year. Write the name Jared P Brooks on the outside of the paper bag. Get into your car, taking the sandwich with you.
3. Drive south or west on the nearest state highway that has the number 4 in it. Keep driving until you see an abandoned hotel with a blue Ford pick-up truck parked in the otherwise vacant lot. Pull in and park next to the truck. Exit your vehicle, taking the sandwich with you. The driver's side door to the truck will be open and a King James Bible will be lying in the driver's seat. Remove the bible from the seat and replace it with one of the coins from your paper bag then close the door. A page will be bookmarked. Turn to this page and find the 4th verse from the top. Open your ketchup packet and write this verse in ketchup upon the windshield of the truck. With the remainder of the ketchup, draw a circle in the bed of the truck and leave the bible face down in the center of this circle, open to the page with the verse you wrote. Put the empty ketchup packet down the back of your pants.
4. Find room 4 of the hotel. Beneath the doormat in front of the room you will find a key; use this key to open the door to room 4. DO NOT TURN ON THE LIGHTS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. The TV will be on, but the screen will be nothing but snow. Place the second of the coins atop the TV set, then seat yourself in front of the television and watch the screen carefully. Eat half the sandwich. When you've finished eating, numbers will begin to form on the screen. Say each number you see aloud. When you see the number four, close your eyes and you will hear a knock at the door. Call out "Come in".
5. The door will open and you will hear heavy footsteps. DO NOT OPEN YOUR EYES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Hold the paper bag in front of you and say, "I believe this is your sandwich". The bag will be taken from your hand. Keep your hands in front of you, palms up. If your visitor approves of the sandwich, he will place the final coin in one of your hands. If he leaves without giving you the final coin, you have failed, and must return home never to try again.
6. Once the coin is in your hands, ask "Are you Jared P Brooks?" If the answer is yes, run for the door without looking at the visitor. Get to your car as quickly as possible and don't look back. You'll find the bible in the passenger seat of your car. Drive home and toss the bible out the window at the exact halfway mark between the hotel and your home, shouting the bible verse as you do.
7. If the answer is "No" put the coin in your pocket and stand up. You'll feel a cold, clammy hand take yours and lead you toward the back of the room. Do not open your eyes. You'll be lead through a door you had not previously seen and down a series of corridors. A chill emptiness will settle upon your bones, and you will grow weary, but perservere. Do not let go of the hand that guides you, or you will be forever lost.
8. You will eventually reach a room that feels warm and inviting. A voice will say "Thank you for the sandwich". Your hand will be released and you will be left alone. You can now open your eyes.
9. You will find yourself back in your home, in front of your computer. Despite your familiar surroundings, everything will feel somehow new, and not quite the same as it felt when you left your home. Nothing is out of place, everyone and everything is as it should be, and yet you will have a sense that you are somehow a stranger. The smiles of your loved ones will seem false, and the surfaces of your environment will feel like a veneer barely covering a deep and dreadful truth.
10. Sit  before your computer. You will find your browser open to G+, and focused upon this post. In the comments, add your name, the denominations of the coins in your bag, and the type of sandwich you made. ADD NO OTHER INFORMATION. Go directly to bed. You will fall into a deep sleep and one of the people from the Circle of People Who Want to Be In This Circle will appear in your dreams and whisper to you the secret of the Circle of People Who Want to Be In This Circle. If you survive this grave revelation, you will awaken to find yourself a member of the Circle of People Who Want to Be In This Circle.
11. Congratulations, initiate. You are now a member of the Circle of People Who Want to Be In This Circle, and your life will never be the same. Share this Circle with as many victi... errrr... potential initiates as you can, and don't forget to give detailed instructions.

(yup, this is exactly how I feel when I see those posts of shared circles that give long detailed instructions on how to get into your shared circle)___

2013-01-11 05:28:44 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Hey plurkies. Is plurk down? my timeline won't load. It's horrifying!

Hey plurkies. Is plurk down? my timeline won't load. It's horrifying!___

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2013-01-08 21:27:29 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Too cute! And I love their names.

Too cute! And I love their names.___

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2013-01-05 18:59:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I may not get around to making up the bed today.

lots of #caturday

I may not get around to making up the bed today.

lots of #caturday___

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2013-01-01 16:17:20 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Wedding bells in Maryland -- what a way to ring in the New Year! Happy 2013!!

Wedding bells in Maryland -- what a way to ring in the New Year! Happy 2013!!___

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2012-12-30 18:49:21 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Mine will be 1366x768

Mine will be 1366x768___

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2012-12-28 21:32:46 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2012-12-21 21:04:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Quite an eye-opener

It's not just sudafed…it can take longer to get food assistance than a gun. ___Quite an eye-opener

2012-12-21 18:18:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Bryn Mawr put together an "It Gets Better" video. Can you pick out my best bud in it? Hint - he's the only guy (It's Bryn Mawr, after all).

Bryn Mawr put together an "It Gets Better" video. Can you pick out my best bud in it? Hint - he's the only guy (It's Bryn Mawr, after all).___

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2012-12-21 14:46:42 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

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2012-12-21 02:55:51 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

In honor of the impending apocalypse, I thought I would share a short story written by my best friend, +Richard Barry . This is one of my favorites by him (though I also enjoy the molasses story, and his recent Logan's Run sequel, among many many others). Anyway, enjoy. I hope this puts you in a festive mood for tomorrow's Armageddon.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B20NaCViwd60cW53M3Q4X0oxLWM/edit?pli=1

In honor of the impending apocalypse, I thought I would share a short story written by my best friend, +Richard Barry . This is one of my favorites by him (though I also enjoy the molasses story, and his recent Logan's Run sequel, among many many others). Anyway, enjoy. I hope this puts you in a festive mood for tomorrow's Armageddon.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B20NaCViwd60cW53M3Q4X0oxLWM/edit?pli=1___

2012-12-08 13:48:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

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2012-12-07 21:52:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2012-12-05 15:12:59 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

#Nanowrimo may be over, but International story a day month is just getting started. A new title is posted daily by +steff leffler and the idea is to write a story based on the title. Some great entries so far, and it's a good way to keep the juices flowing past nano, but without all the pressure of nano.

#Nanowrimo may be over, but International story a day month is just getting started. A new title is posted daily by +steff leffler and the idea is to write a story based on the title. Some great entries so far, and it's a good way to keep the juices flowing past nano, but without all the pressure of nano.___

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2012-11-30 03:31:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Brilliant idea!

Though I suspect it might take a bit to become profitable.

Brilliant idea!

Though I suspect it might take a bit to become profitable.___

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2012-11-29 19:28:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

My best friend posted this today. It's funny cuz it's true.

My best friend posted this today. It's funny cuz it's true.___

2012-11-29 19:26:30 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Edit: Hugs and gratitude everyone who responded to my original post. What a difference a day makes. I've got some possible solutions in the works, and I'll keep you informed of developments.

Edit: Hugs and gratitude everyone who responded to my original post. What a difference a day makes. I've got some possible solutions in the works, and I'll keep you informed of developments.___

2012-11-29 16:43:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I just wanted to poke my head in and say congratulations to those of you who are entering the home-stretch of nano. Though I couldn't participate this year, it's been fun and inspiring seeing all the progress you guys have made. You've done an awesome job. Now let's see those word counts.

#nanowrimo

I just wanted to poke my head in and say congratulations to those of you who are entering the home-stretch of nano. Though I couldn't participate this year, it's been fun and inspiring seeing all the progress you guys have made. You've done an awesome job. Now let's see those word counts.

#nanowrimo___

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2012-11-29 16:27:55 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

(more) DRM stupidity


The shear number of books I have in electronic form would cause me to lose my sh*t if this were to happen.

As the article says, a sale is a sale, regardless of what many rights holders want it to be (a lease rather than a sale).

tl;dr version: a customer of B&N purchased a eBook, downloaded and read it. Then went back much later to re-download and read but was not able because the CC they used to purchase with had expired.  *Long* after the sale had gone through.

(more) DRM stupidity


The shear number of books I have in electronic form would cause me to lose my sh*t if this were to happen.

As the article says, a sale is a sale, regardless of what many rights holders want it to be (a lease rather than a sale).

tl;dr version: a customer of B&N purchased a eBook, downloaded and read it. Then went back much later to re-download and read but was not able because the CC they used to purchase with had expired.  *Long* after the sale had gone through.___

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2012-10-16 12:39:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Today is Ada Lovelace Day

Who? Augusta Ada King (nee Byron), Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), was an English mathematician and the brains behind Charles Babbage's analytical engine. This Enchantress of Numbers is considered the first computer programmer.

Why? The goal is to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths by encouraging people around the world to talk about the women whose work they admire. Psychologist Penelope Lockwood says, “Outstanding women can function as inspirational examples of success. They demonstrate that it is possible to overcome traditional gender barriers, indicating to other women that high levels of success are indeed attainable.”

How? Just follow these simple steps to become a part of the worldwide celebration of women in STEM: Write about a woman in science, technology,enginee... more »

Today is Ada Lovelace Day

Who? Augusta Ada King (nee Byron), Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), was an English mathematician and the brains behind Charles Babbage's analytical engine. This Enchantress of Numbers is considered the first computer programmer.

Why? The goal is to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths by encouraging people around the world to talk about the women whose work they admire. Psychologist Penelope Lockwood says, “Outstanding women can function as inspirational examples of success. They demonstrate that it is possible to overcome traditional gender barriers, indicating to other women that high levels of success are indeed attainable.”

How? Just follow these simple steps to become a part of the worldwide celebration of women in STEM: Write about a woman in science, technology, engineering or maths whose achievements you admire. Publish your story online at findingada.com and here on G+, tagged #adalovelaceday .

#stemwomen #scienceeveryday #adalovelaceday  ___

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2012-08-31 10:07:11 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

So what playable races would you like to see added to gw2 in future expansions (yes, I'm already thinking about expansions - I intend to be playing this game for a long time). I think the Tengu should join the fight against evil. Come on Tengu - we need you (this has nothing to do with the fact that I'd love to play a character with pretty feathers).

And what about other wishes for the future of GW2? Anything else you'd like to see added? Classes? Features? Items? Activities?

#GuildWars2

So what playable races would you like to see added to gw2 in future expansions (yes, I'm already thinking about expansions - I intend to be playing this game for a long time). I think the Tengu should join the fight against evil. Come on Tengu - we need you (this has nothing to do with the fact that I'd love to play a character with pretty feathers).

And what about other wishes for the future of GW2? Anything else you'd like to see added? Classes? Features? Items? Activities?

#GuildWars2___

2012-08-24 08:45:59 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I know people tend to think of me as jaded, bitter and cynical. Hell, I tend to think of myself that way most of the time. So why do I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve? Is Guild Wars 2 really that good?

I've been playing since BWE2 and I've been watching the game grow into a beautiful, dynamic and challenging experience. It has revived my interest in MMOs, and maybe even restored my faith in the people who play them (a little). In short, I've been having fun. Remember fun?

I've been working my ass off all week so I can take this weekend off. I'll be locking the doors, switching off the phone, and taking off my pants. I won't be available to anyone, anywhere, for any reason, unless you want me to help you kill the Blood Witch, or use my cool mesmer powers to teleport you to a hard-to-reach vantage point.

Everyone else can see me on Monday, when I... more »

I know people tend to think of me as jaded, bitter and cynical. Hell, I tend to think of myself that way most of the time. So why do I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve? Is Guild Wars 2 really that good?

I've been playing since BWE2 and I've been watching the game grow into a beautiful, dynamic and challenging experience. It has revived my interest in MMOs, and maybe even restored my faith in the people who play them (a little). In short, I've been having fun. Remember fun?

I've been working my ass off all week so I can take this weekend off. I'll be locking the doors, switching off the phone, and taking off my pants. I won't be available to anyone, anywhere, for any reason, unless you want me to help you kill the Blood Witch, or use my cool mesmer powers to teleport you to a hard-to-reach vantage point.

Everyone else can see me on Monday, when I finally emerge from the darkness with cheeto-breath and a bad case of carpal tunnel.

So who's with me?

#GuildWars2___

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2012-07-28 10:00:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Please consider signing the pledge to boycott anti-gay chick-fil-a.

Please consider signing the pledge to boycott anti-gay chick-fil-a.___

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2012-07-06 21:41:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I'm not into fashion. I'm probably the least fashionable person I know. But as some people say of art, "I know what I like". And what I like is clothing made out of candy. Taking the edible panty idea to it's extreme is this sparkly evening gown made out of gummy bears. I'd never wear it, but I'd damn sure eat it.

I'm not into fashion. I'm probably the least fashionable person I know. But as some people say of art, "I know what I like". And what I like is clothing made out of candy. Taking the edible panty idea to it's extreme is this sparkly evening gown made out of gummy bears. I'd never wear it, but I'd damn sure eat it.___

2012-06-30 14:47:46 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

So I've been absent for quite a while, and I wish I could say it was for some awesome reason, or even an awful reason, like I was on safari or was in a coma, or maybe both, like someone took my comatose body on safari because they knew it was my dying wish to see the gorillas in their natural habitat, and there are pictures of me propped up against a tree with a baby gorilla flinging its poop at me, but sadly, comatose me has a much more exciting life than non-comatose me and I was not comatose. Hell, I don't even have a lousy excuse, much less an awesome/awful reason.

The truth is, I logged into G+ months ago to find the look had changed to a disturbing degree. Everything was crammed on on side of the screen, there were big-ass useless sidebars and everything looked unbalanced and asymmetrical and I just didn't like it. I tried to post things with this newfangled interface and all I... more »

So I've been absent for quite a while, and I wish I could say it was for some awesome reason, or even an awful reason, like I was on safari or was in a coma, or maybe both, like someone took my comatose body on safari because they knew it was my dying wish to see the gorillas in their natural habitat, and there are pictures of me propped up against a tree with a baby gorilla flinging its poop at me, but sadly, comatose me has a much more exciting life than non-comatose me and I was not comatose. Hell, I don't even have a lousy excuse, much less an awesome/awful reason.

The truth is, I logged into G+ months ago to find the look had changed to a disturbing degree. Everything was crammed on on side of the screen, there were big-ass useless sidebars and everything looked unbalanced and asymmetrical and I just didn't like it. I tried to post things with this newfangled interface and all I could come up with were stories about comatose people on a gorilla safari.

I'm sure waaaaaay back when these changes were first made they were discussed to death, but I missed all that because the new look gave me hives and I couldn't bring myself to log in. I'm certainly not trying to resurrect that conversation with this post, just explain what a shallow procrastinator I've been.

 I didn't make a conscious decision to leave G+ - just the opposite. I love the community, I love the conversation, I still very much considered myself a part of it. I just kept putting off logging in until tomorrow... and tomorrow... and then today happened and I thought I'd give this newfangled thing another go. So here I am back from the comatose gorilla safari and ready to party.

What's been happening?___

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2012-06-26 23:17:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

These are fabulous, but they really screw with my head. 

These are fabulous, but they really screw with my head. ___

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2012-03-31 01:36:35 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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ALOHA G'eeps... if THIS ticket wins... I will split $1million dollars between everyone who SHARES this post.
Good luck everyone!
Aloha!

EDIT:

No fine print. Error (corrected).
If that ticket... any of the 5 "picks" on that ticket... the ticket on top... the ticket that you can see the numbers...
If that ticket wins the jackpot... the monster half a billion dollar jackpot... I will split $1million of it with everyone who shares this post.
OK... one fine print... anyone who shares the post PRIOR to the numbers being drawn (8pm Pacific?).___sharing is caring

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2012-03-29 18:30:09 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Love these!

Love these!___

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2012-03-27 03:59:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I don't usually post videos, but I've had this song in my head all day and thought I'd pass on the earworm.

I don't usually post videos, but I've had this song in my head all day and thought I'd pass on the earworm.___

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2012-03-24 02:57:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

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2012-03-24 02:19:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Pictures of the Million Hoodie March for Trayvon Martin.

Pictures of the Million Hoodie March for Trayvon Martin.___

2012-03-19 18:50:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

More on Trayvon Martin:
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/46781618/ns/today-today_people/
http://abcnews.go.com/US/trayvon-martin-family-seeks-fbi-investigation-killing/story?id=15949879
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/post/under-suspicion-the-killing-of-trayvon-martin/2011/03/04/gIQAz4F4KS_blog.html
http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/03/on-the-police-investigating-the-killing-of-trayvon-martin/254679/

More on Trayvon Martin:
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/46781618/ns/today-today_people/
http://abcnews.go.com/US/trayvon-martin-family-seeks-fbi-investigation-killing/story?id=15949879
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/post/under-suspicion-the-killing-of-trayvon-martin/2011/03/04/gIQAz4F4KS_blog.html
http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/03/on-the-police-investigating-the-killing-of-trayvon-martin/254679/___

2012-03-17 03:01:45 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Interesting! Mine were 1. Language 2. Social 3. Self.

ooh, this was fun! not surprising that Linguistic came out as my top one, I love words and languages - followed by Intrapersonal (Self) and Interpersonal (Social), which again makes perfect sense, except that they claim I have good social skills... huh, what do they know... I'm a socially awkward penguin.


h/t +Eoghann Irving.___Interesting! Mine were 1. Language 2. Social 3. Self.

2012-03-14 14:04:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

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IF Apple announces the new iPad today... I'll give one away!

UPDATE! IT was announced! I'll order it today, they ship on March 16th so when I get it, I'll send it to the winner!

Here is how to enter:

1) You gotta have me in a Circle. Got that? Cool.
2) Publicly share this post!

That's it! So, if you want to be one of the first people to get your hands on an iPad3 here is your first chance!!! I'll announce the winner one week from today.

Oh, and this is only for US and Canada folks. Sorry! I love you guys across the pond but shipping is very, very difficult and expensive for these types of things.

PS - For those of you who are skeptical, YES - I really am giving away the new iPad. And +Cali Lewis and I give away stuff all the time. Most of the time we get things donated because of our show (GeekBeat.TV), but in this case I'm paying for the new iPad out of my own pocket and one of you lucky souls will win it. Enjoy!

PS Again! - I got the order in! Here's a sneak peak: https://plus.google.com/109938202835872364257/posts/P9RQ38Li5aB___Sharing

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2012-03-14 12:50:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Underwater ink photography. looks beautiful - almost silky.

Underwater ink photography. looks beautiful - almost silky.___

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2012-03-11 13:59:57 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

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