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John Blossom123,173End of the Mayan calendar got you down? Celebrate the destruction of the universe on this On-Air Hangout! What are your predictions for the end of time? What will you do with all that spare time? Come join us - if we're all still here...Celebrate the Apocalypse on 12-21-12!2012-12-21 18:30:0010 

John Hardy didn't vote for Abbott has been shared in 157 public circles

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Becky Collins17,256Entrepreneurs & Freelancers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-07 05:03:53447001
Able Lawrence100,166100K Engagers Celebration Circle Thank you all those who have followed me and engaged with my posts and taking me to the milestone of 100,000 followers. Goolge+ has been an exhilarating journey of 3 years and I would like to thank all those who have followed me and engaged on my posts whether they were on Science or Birds or Technology. The circle has been created using  * +Circloscope * which is the work of +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh All of you are free to share your favorite posts in the comments and also reshare this circle. If you are included in the circle, you will get a notification.  2014-07-17 17:22:18340491787
Ole Olson46,666This is my original circle of progressives on G+. Add it for some hard hitting, unapologetic political information geared toward activating forward progress in America. 2014-06-28 03:56:553636518
Michael Ginsburg284#sharedcircle  of #Australians  on Google+. Over 1400 people in the circle but Google+ only allows to share 500 at a time.If you want to be added to the circle, please like and comment (so I am not accused of spamming) and also I need to be able to verify you are in #australia . Pages welcome provided again they are #Australian  and I can verify that. If there is a lot of interest from pages, I might consider starting a separate circle for #Australian pages.2014-05-22 00:25:16501414
Paul Snedden16,109Advance Australia ShareThe CircleWhat an absolutely amazing response I got after I asked for your favourite #Aussie  G+ers. Here is the circle, as promised, with 372 amazing reasons why I love this great country of ours.There's a lot of people to thank, so here goes.The Contributors+Mz Maau +Charles Strebor +Jaana Nyström +Kamal Tailor +Lady Fran W +Clint Fudge +Kära Cathryn +Stephen Lord +Phillip Tyson +Kathryn van Nieuwkerk +Belinda Kamel +Paul Pavlinovich +Alizah MacLeod +James Brown +Chris Anderson +Neale Oxley +Aleta Curry +Shinae Choi Robinson +2014-05-11 11:36:433721662548
andi steven320please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-09 04:02:2150111514
Maksim Tauzhnyanskiy1,193#1 Делюсь с вами активным кругом! Хотите много общения и +1? тогда этот круг для вас ;)Активные пользователи которыми я горжусь! ;Р__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddMeToYourCircles #AddPeople #Affiliate #afo #AllSortsOfPeople #Art #AstroPhotography #AuthorCircle #Authorshelpingauthors #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomeIdeas #AwesomeIndividuals #AwesomeJuice #AwesomeNess #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #Best #bestengager2014-05-08 07:40:55482271431
Tourej Ansari16,188My new Worldwide circle of travelerPlease plus, comment add and share! These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content you produce. This circle contains people who have Plussed my posts within the last few weeks.#CircleShare #SharedCircles #Circle #CircleOfTheDay #SharedPublicCircles #GooglePlusTips #Google+ #Google #teamelitecircle #Hearingaids #Hearing #PublicCircle #SocialMedia #Engagers #TeamElite #Circles #EliteInnerCircle #HearingLoss 2014-05-05 10:00:50483241545
Ryan Johnson2,352sharedcircle   #publiccircleshare     #circleshare     #circleoftheday  #circleshares     #circlesharing     #circlesshare    #publicsharedcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircle   #todayspublicsharedcircle  #todayssharedcircle     #publiccircle   #circle     #circles    #awesome   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #shareyourcircle     #bestengagers   #followers   #followback     #awesomecircles  #topsharedcircle   #topsharedcircle     #myseoissocial     #besocial     #socializethesocial     #trust   #circles   #sharedcircle     #followers      #social     #socialnetworking     2014-04-16 05:12:352629212
Shashi S5,567Circle of Great Engagers________________________There is no doubt this is one of the most powerful group of engager's who will make your time of exploring worthwhile in Google Plus. Share and enjoy...Sorry if I missed anyone. Please comment I'll include you in the next shared circle. :)Also, This is a Great Circle and includes Google+   #TopEngagers : really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.Top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle (include yourself) *3 - add +1 to the post4 - *Start something new and share with the world of google plusMore you share more you get!__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #Friday #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   #influencermarketing #sundaycircle  2014-04-11 10:40:52294211430
John Nuntiatio33,101#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health #tennis #europe   #asia   #america   #africa   #australia   #football   #golf   #basketball   #news  2014-04-09 06:25:5632961213
John Nuntiatio32,035#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health2014-04-02 19:40:104824125
Alister Macintyre42,106Do not confuse this circle with the one I have on Native American Indian interests.  My India Circle has people whose lives have either passed thru the great nation of India, are there now, or interested in India.  My interests range world wide, some nations more than others.  I recently started an Asia circle, and tried to pour into it my circles for Australia, China, Japan, India, some other countries, but bumped into another of G+ silly ceilings.  I have circles for several major regions of the world, including Middle East, Eu-W, and Eu-other.  I also have circles for specific nations like Germany and Haiti.2014-03-27 18:26:53148002
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:45475126
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:00475125
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:45:28475014
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:44:37475126
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:43:264755010
John Nuntiatio29,392#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-10 06:55:19356117
John Nuntiatio29,392#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-10 06:55:003561094
Alister Macintyre41,863Here is my circle of people interested in Asia or actually there.  I tried to add more to this circle (My India circle is bigger) but sometimes G+ won't let me do some things.While I follow the story of MH 370 flight down in Asia, I will be sharing my updates with this circle, and a few others.2014-03-09 23:08:58183212
John Nuntiatio29,361#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-09 11:43:13251109
Ian Archibald16,093Circle of Google PlussersSo, I often get asked Who should I circle?  I say whomever strikes your interest. Find topics of interest and connect with those people who share that interest.I would very much like to share with you "my" circle of Plussers of whom I LOVE to engage with.  There are people in science, sports, networking, technology, comics, art and medicine found inside, and likely some others as well.  I've been spending the last couple years curating this list.I hope that you will connect with some of these folks!Have a great weekend everyone!2014-02-15 01:16:53326182225
Ian Archibald14,517Google PlussersThis would be my circle of other awesome people who I have connected with over the past couple years here on Google+. Some awesome people here!As the cool kids say, These kids are dopeI don't take requests to add to this circle. To be added, engage with me, and the others here. You'll be noticed, trust me.2014-01-27 23:35:29320221729
Ole Olson38,548٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶If you're looking for some of the BEST engagers on Google+, this is it.Top notch commentary, good content support, and some out of this world posts to boot. =========================================I sculpted this circle personally over the last year, and this is it's first full release. The Top Engagers is guaranteed to make your G+ experience better. =========================================    #publicsharedcircles       #publiccircle       #circle         #circles    #thebigcommunity   #kingcircle #topcircleshare   #awesome       #awesomepeople       #shareyourcircle    #circleoftheday         #circleshare       #circlesharing           #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-01-27 09:48:552507711
CircleCount67,537Profiles/Pages having a CircleCount link on their about page.This is the follow up link to this post: https://plus.google.com/+CircleCount/posts/Uoru6vQw9gnThanks for the idea +Luc Suy, these are all awesome people/pages ;)Thanks for using CircleCount to all!2014-01-06 21:45:0633721424
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,563My Christmas Circle Share...have a great christmas and holidays everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-26 03:38:50501314
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,563My Christmas Circle Share...have a great christmas and holidays everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-26 03:37:41494222
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,473My Friday Late Friday Circle Share...have a great weekend everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-22 01:27:26500204
Justin Hart7,625Circle Share for December 20th...nice circle with a great variety of people and content...enjoy! 1. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-21 03:58:12501181135
David Leonhardt2,546I built on the Sunday Circle by +Ian Archibald to spread it even further.Recommended:1. Plus the circle.2. Leave a comment3. Save the circle as one of your own circles (Click on "Add people" to do this).4. Share the circle as I am doing now (but don't forget to "Include yourself" when sharing).5. Get offline for a while, too.  :-).#circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing#followers #social #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshared    #sharedcircleoftheday #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomepeople   #circlecount  #newfollowers   #googleplus  2013-12-16 01:30:4323211213
Ian Archibald9,118Sunday Circle Share of Google PlussersThis is my top circle filled with some of the top Google Plussers, Engagers, and Educators.  You will also find some people you likely don't know, but should.You all know people like +Mike Allton +Michael Q Todd +Christine DeGraff and +Billy Funk who bring the awesome every day. But do you know +Rusty Ferguson +Milan Pavlovic +Steven Krohn +David Oldenburg or +Brandee Sweesy ?  All of whom are simply awesome people who have a lot of great content, and engage!.Add this circle to your own today.  If you have other Engagers, add them to the circle, share it out and tag me in your share. Always looking for more engagers!I would be honoured if you would +1, Comment and Share this circle.Hope you all have a fantastic week!!2013-12-15 14:08:26229231330
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,322Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Add  +Best Cars 2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-12-15 05:39:26494202
Brett Gibson5,754It's been a while since I've shared my "Australia" circle (probably 12 months) - *But I do keep it up to date. *Inactive people or Brands are kicked out. New ones are added. So here are the 100+1 (me) Australian's I think that are worth following on G+cc: +Paul Snedden +Kamal Tailor Cheers Gibbo.2013-12-12 03:08:26101938
Francesco Zambelli527#circlesharing   #circleshare   #topengagers   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   a very good circle is being built... to be included you have to1) share this circle2) +1 to this post3) comment it.2013-11-07 19:36:45198117
Johnny Huntington0#webdesign #sharedcircles #webdevelopment  Here is a great shared circle of Professional Web Designers.2013-11-04 13:45:45501003
J.T. Smith40These are all people I was recommended to follow! They are currently in my Temporary circle, and I'll follow them permanently based on their engagement with me in the next day or so! #circleshare    #sharedcircles   #publiccircle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circlemaster   #circle   #addmetoyourcircles   #addmetocircles   #addmenow   #addmepleasethanks  2013-10-19 19:57:21492207
Silvio De Rossi2,696It's a Circle Time my Google+ #friends! :DThis is super #Sharedcircle of #topengagers, a group of interesting people who share unique and original content. The name of this Circle is #ExplorerCircle!What are you waiting to add them to your circles? :)To be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1) Do +1 t the post2) Comment the post and specify your "category" (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)3) Include the circle among your circles4) Share the circle (include yourself)5) Smile to life, sun in sunshine.Special thanks my dear #friends and #followers:+Raffaele Romeo Arena +Tancredi Matranga +Jasmina Brozović +Sam Stormborn OrmandyHave a good life!#topsharedcircle   #facciamolastoria   #leonardo   #deroplus   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial  #trust #circles  #circleshare  #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social   2013-10-13 18:10:20494712665
Doroteya Delcheva1,214A nice circle to explore G+: ...  to meet people; to discover places; to appreciate the nature; to approach arts, science and technologies; … (updated October 11th, '13)#circles  #circleshare  #sharedcircle  #circlesharing #followers #social2013-10-11 17:09:36490774083
Mario Falcetti20,881A nice circle to explore G+: ...  to meet people; to discover places; to appreciate the nature; to approach arts, science and technologies; … (updated October 11th, '13)#circles  #circleshare  #sharedcircle  #circlesharing #followers #social2013-10-11 16:43:11491279133240
Ole Olson20,256Top Circlers on the GooglesphereI've been sharing one and only one circle per day lately, picking the most interesting ones I've found. My goal is to share a diverse selection of circles, some based on topics like the environment, or interests like scifi, or well designed share circles. Probably about time I share one of my OWN circles for a change!Below is my recently updated Top Circles circle. These folks have a good track record of forging excellent share circles. Add them immediately.  #HashtagZoo  (concept courtesy of +Peter Edenist) #Circles   #Sharedcircles   #PublicCircles   #topcircles   #circlequeen   #circlemaster   #SharingIsCaring  2013-08-15 08:12:489515921
Uniikii0Uniikii's networking #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   #sharedcircles                 #2013-08-14 15:07:53483309
Domus Vitae Inc.153Shared Circle of #entrepreneurs  www.domusvitae.ca   #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   2013-08-05 19:31:504824114
Dallas McMillan7,412Circle from the land downunder - Australia's top 200 PlussersWho are Australia's most followed people on Google Plus?I've put together this circle of Australia's top 200 profiles (by follower numbers - not engagement - some aren't particularly active) on Google Plus.It's pretty interesting to see the types of profiles which make the cut.Here is my quick overview:By far the most dominant characteristic of the top 200 are photographers - professional and amateur.The other notable individuals are a couple of cricketers in the top 10, a smattering of celebrity chefs, musicians, writers, artists, models and other celebrities.There are also fair numbers of Google employees, IT workers, social media and marketing types as well as a decent number of scientists and mathematicians. The only politician I noticed was Malcolm Turnbull - the Prime Minister and Leader of the opposition are conspicuous by their absence.I got the list from +CircleCount http://www.circlecount.com/au/profileslist/ and I've made a few tweaks - removing a couple of profiles that were inactive or had moved away from Australia. There were a number of others which probably don't belong as they now work in the USA or elsewhere.  #australia   #australianphotographers   #circleshare  I've notified members of the circle - let me know if you don't want to be listed.2013-08-04 14:24:522009213
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 15:19:0049018312
Ole Olson17,448This is my #SocialMedia  circle. The focalizers in here must contribute something to either enhance the G+ experience (technical, apps, guides, or just outstanding regular user advice) or have an expertise about another social media site. I've known many of these folks for years (many of them from my old days on +Digg). #PublicCircles   #SharedCircles   #circleoftheday  2013-07-15 09:31:47146808
Daniel Mihai Popescu4,968A circle based on +Richard Green's last creation! Add it to yours, share it! They all have some wonderful spark in them!If you're notified, you're in! Sorry to disturb you with the notification! If you want out, just say so :)2013-06-19 09:59:4539032733
Steven Krohn1,616The Popular Choice Circle________________________Richard Green originally shared:Here's version 2 of my Popular Choice circle. The members of this circle were nominated for inclusion here (http://goo.gl/vY07d). Anecdotal evidence suggests that this circle is a pretty good one to add: after the last share, somebody that I follow made the comment:I have to admit I have never had so many people add me back so shortly after adding a shared circle.As guest members of the circle this time, I'm including everyone who has created a circle with me in it in the last four weeks, including +Chris Cota, +Steven Krohn, +Marlo Angelo Tito, +Leo Walsh, +Cesare Riccardo, +Michael Bennett, +1212Scenery, +Daniel Mihai Popescu, +Gai Xinh, +Mithu Hassan, +Daniel Stock, +Marino Puletti, +Christy Sandhoff, +Johnathan Yesson, +Roleta Anedotas, +Linda Dee, +Mariusz Zapart, +César Bustíos Benites, +Andrea Orselli, +Katherine Vucicevic, +Networx, +Rome Heels, +Thumb up your Followers ►, +AyJay Schibig, +Zbynek Kysela, +Ewart Corrigan, +Hamilton Carter, +Don Dobbie, +Brian Buckley, +Wajahat Khan, +Crazy Circles, +Laurent Jean Philippe, +Maria Leoni and +Wolfgang Wodeck.  I'd especially like to thank +Scott Buehler, +Ludovic Moreeuw and +Science on Google+: A Public Database for including me in some particularly exciting circles: the Hyperball, the VIIP Circle and the Smokin' Science Circle, respectively.And now the surprise feature: I invite everyone to leave a comment on (the original post of) this circle share containing a link to one of your own posts. Ideally, this should be something that you posted recently and that you are particularly pleased with. (Don't post spam though; I will delete it.)2013-06-18 14:06:1838425937
Daniel Mihai Popescu4,802I have added version 2 of +Richard Green's  Popular Choice, re-freshed with my nucleus of Invincible circle and brushed of inactive accounts :)If you are notified, you're in, of course :)Thank you for sharing!2013-06-17 10:29:4338924937
Richard Green16,268Here's version 2 of my Popular Choice circle. The members of this circle were nominated for inclusion here (http://goo.gl/vY07d). Anecdotal evidence suggests that this circle is a pretty good one to add: after the last share, somebody that I follow made the comment:I have to admit I have never had so many people add me back so shortly after adding a shared circle.As guest members of the circle this time, I'm including everyone who has created a circle with me in it in the last four weeks, including +Chris Cota, +Steven Krohn, +Marlo Angelo Tito, +Leo Walsh, +Cesare Riccardo, +Michael Bennett, +1212Scenery, +Daniel Mihai Popescu, +Gai Xinh, +Mithu Hassan, +Daniel Stock, +Marino Puletti, +Christy Sandhoff, +Johnathan Yesson, +Roleta Anedotas, +Linda Dee, +Mariusz Zapart, +2013-06-17 04:33:32384693082

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2014-10-15 09:55:01 (24 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Also worth recalling: Russia has nukes.

Most reshares: 14

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2014-10-16 21:26:02 (1 comments, 14 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Now this is the new world order. Protecting journalistic sources is now impossible. Furthermore the police are being used as tools of politicians to seize and cover up any evidence of their wrongdoing.

In case you thought all these new security laws in Australia et al were designed to deal with threat of ISIS terrorism, you would be mistaken. The true enemy of the Five Eye governments are the likes of Edward Snowden, investigative journalists and you, the general public.

New Zealand Cops Raided Home of Reporter Working on Snowden Documents

by Glenn Greenwald 

Agents from New Zealand’s national police force ransacked the home of a prominent independent journalist earlier this month who was collaborating with The Intercept on stories from the NSA archive furnished by Edward Snowden. The stated purpose of the 10-hour police raid was toidentify ... more »

Most plusones: 77

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2014-10-19 01:51:36 (5 comments, 8 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

LoL

Latest 50 posts

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2014-10-22 22:49:30 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

He was a quiet kid...

Smart #kid .!!..... #Acting   #talent  starts early in life.!!...


#funnygifs___He was a quiet kid...

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2014-10-22 22:46:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Throw these bastards out!

Throw these bastards out!___

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2014-10-22 21:53:41 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

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2014-10-22 21:51:50 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Going to try this out.

The project I've been working a lot on the past year has finally launched. If you know the other technology I work on, you can probably guess how it's used. :)___Going to try this out.

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2014-10-22 21:22:49 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Jacqui Lambie is one step higher than a terrorist, she's a hysteriaist. 

Jacqui Lambie is one step higher than a terrorist, she's a hysteriaist. ___

2014-10-22 12:32:49 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Australian Greens 10,000 members
Australian Labor Party 40,000 members
Liberal Party of Australia 80,000 members

New Zealand Labour Party 20,000 members 😯

Australian Greens 10,000 members
Australian Labor Party 40,000 members
Liberal Party of Australia 80,000 members

New Zealand Labour Party 20,000 members 😯___

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2014-10-22 06:28:59 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

It wouldn't have been so easy if Labor hadn't been distancing themselves from Gough for the past 35 years.

If you compare the political programs of the two parties you will see a lot more Gough Whitlam in the Green party than the modern ALP.

Labor needs to get back its egalitarian mojo and quickly or the mantle will pass permanently to the Greens.

Excerpt from the article by LATIKA BOURKE
A simple meme celebrating Gough Whitlam's achievements has sparked a legacy war with Labor accusing the Greens of "grave robbing".
Labor is demanding Greens senator Lee Rhiannon take down a post on her Facebook page which celebrates the late Labor prime minister's policy of free tertiary education.
This image, distributed by the Greens, has upset Labor.
The image, featuring the Greens logo, notes Mr Whitlam's move to abolish university fees in 1974, saying his legacy "for a progressive Australia will be remembered". 
Labor backbencher Tim Watts raised the issue in caucus, later telling Fairfax Media: "The appropriation of Gough Whitlam's political legacy on the day of his death is nothing short of grave robbing on the part of the Greens."
Mr Whitlam, who was prime minister from 1972 to 1975, died on Tuesday aged 98.
Frontbencher Anthony Albanese said it would be like the Labor Party trying to claim former Greens leader Bob Brown as their own. 
"I think that that is cheap, opportunistic and offensive, given that Gough Whitlam was a Labor man his entire life," Mr Albanese told reporters at Parliament House. 
Mr Albanese refused to back Mr Watt's claim that it was 'grave robbing' but said he found it "offensive" and called on the Greens to take the image down. 
"Just do the right thing, pull it down and admit it was an error of judgement," he said. 
"They clearly are trying to appropriate Gough Whitlam's legacy for the Greens," he said. 

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/grave-robbing-labor-slams-greens-use-of-gough-whitlam-image-20141022-119r0u.html#ixzz3GqKtQRHS___It wouldn't have been so easy if Labor hadn't been distancing themselves from Gough for the past 35 years.

If you compare the political programs of the two parties you will see a lot more Gough Whitlam in the Green party than the modern ALP.

Labor needs to get back its egalitarian mojo and quickly or the mantle will pass permanently to the Greens.

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2014-10-22 06:04:32 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Albo: NOT covering himself in glory for the second time this month.

Future leader of the ALP?

___Albo: NOT covering himself in glory for the second time this month.

Future leader of the ALP?

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2014-10-22 05:59:13 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Ammaia. A Roman town in Lusitania

Ammaia. A Roman town in Lusitania___

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2014-10-22 02:31:40 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Elizabeth Warren (not Hillary Clinton) for Prez.

Not that I get a vote.

Elizabeth Warren (not Hillary Clinton) for Prez.

Not that I get a vote.___

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2014-10-21 11:25:03 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

#comics   #philosophy   #computerscience  

#comics   #philosophy   #computerscience  ___

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2014-10-21 11:07:08 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

What would scientists know? Nothing. So let's get them to fix the problem.

Howard promised to introduce an emissions trading scheme if re-elected in 2007. Even so, he tells me he has never been convinced of the dangers of climate change. Oh, he knows the scientists' predictions are dire, but surely they can come up with a technological solution. "Technology has solved so many things," he says. 

http://www.smh.com.au/good-weekend/john-howard-speaks-exclusively-to-fairfax-about-life-after-politics-20140919-10im6k.html

What would scientists know? Nothing. So let's get them to fix the problem.

Howard promised to introduce an emissions trading scheme if re-elected in 2007. Even so, he tells me he has never been convinced of the dangers of climate change. Oh, he knows the scientists' predictions are dire, but surely they can come up with a technological solution. "Technology has solved so many things," he says. 

http://www.smh.com.au/good-weekend/john-howard-speaks-exclusively-to-fairfax-about-life-after-politics-20140919-10im6k.html___

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2014-10-21 10:45:07 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

"Coal is good for humanity," he said in a direct rebuke to a growing anti-coal campaign.

"Energy is what sustains our prosperity, and coal is the world's principal energy source and it will be for many decades to come."

The comments, predictably, outraged environmentalists. The global expansion of electricity generation dominated by coal is the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions that scientists estimate will increase global temperatures by a catastrophic 3 to 4 degrees by the end of the century if no action is taken.

But the remarks also produced gasps of incredulity among financial analysts.

Markets have already let their views be known on coal's prospects - driving down prices by 60 per cent since their highs of 2011.

While the government has been dismantling climate-change mitigation policies, acting as boosters... more »

"Coal is good for humanity," he said in a direct rebuke to a growing anti-coal campaign.

"Energy is what sustains our prosperity, and coal is the world's principal energy source and it will be for many decades to come."

The comments, predictably, outraged environmentalists. The global expansion of electricity generation dominated by coal is the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions that scientists estimate will increase global temperatures by a catastrophic 3 to 4 degrees by the end of the century if no action is taken.

But the remarks also produced gasps of incredulity among financial analysts.

Markets have already let their views be known on coal's prospects - driving down prices by 60 per cent since their highs of 2011.

While the government has been dismantling climate-change mitigation policies, acting as boosters for the mining industry and wreaking havoc among renewable energy firms, investors worldwide have been flocking to clean energy companies.

As one writer observed, the investment banks now "sound like green NGOs".

Citigroup believes coal demand is in structural decline. HSBC says traditional power plants will never see profitability "anything near" that of the past decade. Deutsche Bank won't finance polluting industries.

"Australians have been sold the myth that the world has an insatiable and everlasting desire to buy our coal," says Kobad Bhavnagri, head of the Australian operation of Bloomberg New Energy finance.

"The reality is demand for coal in the developed world is declining, and the developing world is turning as fast as it can to other sources of power.

"At some stage coal is destined to become a low-value commodity, probably at a faster pace than many appreciate or are willing to admit.

"Meanwhile, Australia's policymakers are doubling down on tying the economy to a fuel source of the past."

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2014-10-21 10:08:06 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Meanwhile in the occupied Palestinian territories, Israeli ethnic cleansing continues unabated.

Meanwhile in the occupied Palestinian territories, Israeli ethnic cleansing continues unabated.___

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2014-10-21 09:43:17 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

It's notable that all the speeches today from the Labor side were utterly content free. They like to bask in the Whitlam legacy but they are too frightened to articulate any of its principles or goals.

Those were to make Australia a forward thinking, independent and egalitarian society. One in which equality was a important, whether of gender, race or social class. Where access to education and medical services were a right, not a privilege.

And also to get us out of a war of US aggression and bring our troops home from Vietnam.

The reason why so many genuine tears were shed today was because the passing of Gough, which at 98 was expected, reminded us of the death of that fair Australia that the Labor party of today is too embarrassed to mention.

Gillard didn't mention it, Shorten didn't say a word about it. To them Gough was a loveable but slightly deranged... more »

Gough Whitlam was one of Australia's best and best remembered Prime Ministers. He introduced many things in the 1970s from equal rights of women and men and as well as Medicare (free medical for all) something that Tony Abbott, our current Prime Minister wants to destroy (who I did not vote for and he is similar to the republicans of the USA). The current Prime Minister is in bed with the Murdoch media to destroy the good of our land. But people stand up. Were not going to have our Medicare stripped. ___It's notable that all the speeches today from the Labor side were utterly content free. They like to bask in the Whitlam legacy but they are too frightened to articulate any of its principles or goals.

Those were to make Australia a forward thinking, independent and egalitarian society. One in which equality was a important, whether of gender, race or social class. Where access to education and medical services were a right, not a privilege.

And also to get us out of a war of US aggression and bring our troops home from Vietnam.

The reason why so many genuine tears were shed today was because the passing of Gough, which at 98 was expected, reminded us of the death of that fair Australia that the Labor party of today is too embarrassed to mention.

Gillard didn't mention it, Shorten didn't say a word about it. To them Gough was a loveable but slightly deranged uncle that did weird stuff like bringing sewers to Cabramatta .

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2014-10-21 08:19:56 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I was handing these out at primary school.

1972: It's Time!

The Australian Labor Party has not generated anywhere near the same level of excitement since.

Tony Abbott actually made a better speech today in remembrance of Gough's passing than Bill Shorten did. That really just shows how fucked we are.

I was handing these out at primary school.

1972: It's Time!

The Australian Labor Party has not generated anywhere near the same level of excitement since.

Tony Abbott actually made a better speech today in remembrance of Gough's passing than Bill Shorten did. That really just shows how fucked we are.___

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2014-10-21 08:12:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Excerpt from the article by JOHN LORD
n contrast to Hawks raspy delivery Whitlam was all eloquence and style and he took me on a journey that had “It’s Time” engraved on every word he spoke.
It’s a journey that has lasted 52 years and adhered social justice, the collective common good and social reform on every fiber of my being.
Gough made it so that it would never go away. My hope in his passing is that the Labor Party might once again find those ideals that Gough with such clarity of vision, and force of personality, sought to execute and did.
To those who would be critical I say this. The best measure of a man is the legacy he leaves behind.
In his book “Crash through or Crash”, Laurie Oakes said this:
In his brief three years the Prime Minister produced profound and lasting changes – reforms which could not have been so broadly conceived and so firmlyimplemented b... more »

Excerpt from the article by JOHN LORD
n contrast to Hawks raspy delivery Whitlam was all eloquence and style and he took me on a journey that had “It’s Time” engraved on every word he spoke.
It’s a journey that has lasted 52 years and adhered social justice, the collective common good and social reform on every fiber of my being.
Gough made it so that it would never go away. My hope in his passing is that the Labor Party might once again find those ideals that Gough with such clarity of vision, and force of personality, sought to execute and did.
To those who would be critical I say this. The best measure of a man is the legacy he leaves behind.
In his book “Crash through or Crash”, Laurie Oakes said this:
In his brief three years the Prime Minister produced profound and lasting changes – reforms which could not have been so broadly conceived and so firmly implemented by a lesser man. The Whitlam Government without doubt was the most creative and innovatory in the nation’s history. Under Whitlam, Australia’s foreign policy came of age. His Government made education its top priority and poured money into schools and colleges throughout the country. It created Medibank, set up community health centres, gave a new deal to pensioners, took an active role in urban improvement and development, provided funds directly to local government, and gave a healthy boost to sexual equality and aboriginal advancement. It promoted greater Australian ownership and control of resources, legislated against restrictive trade practices, introduced the most civilised and sensible divorce laws in the world, gave encouragement to the arts, and in its final budget implemented some fundamental reforms which made the income tax system considerably more equitable. Whitlam himself dominated both his party and the Parliament, and he commanded respect when he travelled overseas in a way no previous Australian Prime Minister had done.
TO READ MORE = http://theaimn.com/a-giant-of-a-man-yes-he-was-indeed/___

2014-10-21 08:10:22 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Which is why we have Snowden, Greenwald and Poitras.

Assange is just a shameless attention whore.

What the actual I don't even know...___Which is why we have Snowden, Greenwald and Poitras.

Assange is just a shameless attention whore.

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2014-10-21 02:58:24 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

"I am not talking about girls. I am talking about economic girlie men.
I don’t think there’s anything gender specific here. 
Not girls, girlies, it’s very different. 
I hope you are not going to say I am a sexist misogynist."

— Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance

Is that a chillum he's smoking with?

"I am not talking about girls. I am talking about economic girlie men.
I don’t think there’s anything gender specific here. 
Not girls, girlies, it’s very different. 
I hope you are not going to say I am a sexist misogynist."

— Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance

Is that a chillum he's smoking with?___

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2014-10-21 02:27:45 (21 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Europe slowly waking up? It's time to throw off the tyranny of German oppression. 

Europe slowly waking up? It's time to throw off the tyranny of German oppression. ___

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2014-10-21 01:38:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Breaking my promise from the previous post one last time.

Somehow I managed to live this long without having heard this one. Recalled by +Stephen Lord and +Emlyn O'Regan

...Sir Winton Turnbull [who represented a large rural seat] was raving and ranting on the adjournment and shouted: "I am a Country member!"

I interjected "I remember".

He could not understand why, for the first time in all the years he had been speaking in the House, there was instant and loud applause from both sides.

— Gough Whitlam, former Australian Prime minister, Sydney Town Hall, 24 May 2000___Breaking my promise from the previous post one last time.

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2014-10-21 01:18:43 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Re: Bill O'Really [sic], Mitt Romney, Tony Abbott, the GOP, the Tories and the Australian LibNats.

I'm willing to retire a certain swearword beloved by Australians in favour of this term. You know exactly the type it refers to.

I've always called these guys CIS's (cunts in suits), but this spirited and thoughtful presentation of the term "douchebag" as the correct epithet to hurl at entitled wealthy white guys has me convinced.

It's longish, starts slowly, but worth sticking with.___Re: Bill O'Really [sic], Mitt Romney, Tony Abbott, the GOP, the Tories and the Australian LibNats.

I'm willing to retire a certain swearword beloved by Australians in favour of this term. You know exactly the type it refers to.

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2014-10-21 01:15:47 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

RIP Gough, the best prime minister Australia ever had.

The Libs think "It's Time" and Tony is the Anti-Gough. The only difference: nobody voted for this.
___RIP Gough, the best prime minister Australia ever had.

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2014-10-20 21:52:59 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Looks like it has a really fantastic camera in it. I'm not in the market (Android first) but I see this as the best reason to buy one.

New MKBHD Video is live - Apple made a big phone! And I prefer it over the smaller one. Here's why it's my favorite iPhone ever.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Review!

Feel free to +1/Share if you enjoy!___Looks like it has a really fantastic camera in it. I'm not in the market (Android first) but I see this as the best reason to buy one.

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2014-10-20 21:16:56 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Auuugh... shoot me now.

#excitement #marvel

h/t: http://i.imgur.com/Ik6wjKr.jpg___Auuugh... shoot me now.

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2014-10-20 11:46:40 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2014-10-20 09:38:46 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Just shut up and pay your damned taxes.

Via +James Salsman

Just shut up and pay your damned taxes.

Via +James Salsman___

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2014-10-20 08:20:38 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

You can't touch this

You can't touch this___

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2014-10-20 04:09:05 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

In economics jargon, Amazon is not, at least so far, acting like a monopolist, a dominant seller with the power to raise prices. Instead, it is acting as a monopsonist, a dominant buyer with the power to push prices down.

In economics jargon, Amazon is not, at least so far, acting like a monopolist, a dominant seller with the power to raise prices. Instead, it is acting as a monopsonist, a dominant buyer with the power to push prices down.___

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2014-10-19 22:25:02 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

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2014-10-19 21:34:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2014-10-19 01:51:36 (5 comments, 8 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

LoL

LoL___

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2014-10-18 06:29:19 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

We do not need this stinking treaty. Nobody does.

Kill it with fire.

___We do not need this stinking treaty. Nobody does.

Kill it with fire.

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2014-10-16 22:18:08 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

If Apps Were Superheroes

Google+? How the hell did you do that?

I'm Google, bitch. Duh.

Nailed It!

If Apps Were Superheroes

Google+? How the hell did you do that?

I'm Google, bitch. Duh.

Nailed It!___

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2014-10-16 22:05:48 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Zafra Fallapadax.

" Or does Jesus have to separately visit their planet?
Right. That’s a serious theological problem. Most theologians are pretty seriously averse to the idea that the son of God will have to visit every planet and get crucified on every planet."___God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Zafra Fallapadax.

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2014-10-16 21:51:52 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Nothing is what it seems in Syraq.

The real game is being played against Syria by Turkey, Saudi and Israel. On the other team is Assad. Iran and the remnants of the Iraqi government. The US led Coalition of Hapless Idiots is just adding fireworks. Very expensive fireworks paid for by compliant tax payers.

A Caliph in a wilderness of mirrors
By Pepe Escobar 

I'm aiming at you, lover
Cause killing you is killing myself 
- Orson Welles (director), The Lady from Shanghai,1947 

He's invincible. He beheads. He smuggles. He conquers. He's the ultimate jack-of-all-trades. No Tomahawk or Hellfire can touch him. He always gets what he wants; in Kobani; in Anbar province; with the House of Saud (which he wants to replace) trying to make Putin (who he wants to behead) suffer because of low oil prices. 

If this was a remakeof Orso... more »

Nothing is what it seems in Syraq.

The real game is being played against Syria by Turkey, Saudi and Israel. On the other team is Assad. Iran and the remnants of the Iraqi government. The US led Coalition of Hapless Idiots is just adding fireworks. Very expensive fireworks paid for by compliant tax payers.

A Caliph in a wilderness of mirrors
By Pepe Escobar 

I'm aiming at you, lover
Cause killing you is killing myself 
- Orson Welles (director), The Lady from Shanghai,1947 

He's invincible. He beheads. He smuggles. He conquers. He's the ultimate jack-of-all-trades. No Tomahawk or Hellfire can touch him. He always gets what he wants; in Kobani; in Anbar province; with the House of Saud (which he wants to replace) trying to make Putin (who he wants to behead) suffer because of low oil prices. 

If this was a remake of Orson Welles's noir classic The Lady from Shanghai, in the mirror sequence the lawyer (American?) and the femme fatale (Shi'ite?) would also get killed; but The Caliph of Islamic State would survive as a larger than life Welles, free to roam, plunder and "give my love to the sunrise" - as in a Brave Caliphate World shining in "Syraq" over the ashes of the Sykes-Picot agreement. 

He's winning big in Iraq's Anbar province. The Caliph's goons are now closing in on - of all places - Abu Ghraib; Dubya, Dick and Rummy's former Torture Central. They are at a mere 12 kilometers away from Baghdad International. A shoulder-launched surface-to-air missile (or MANPAD) away from downing a passenger jet. Certainly not an Emirates flight - after all these are trusted sponsors. 

Hit, in Anbar province, is now Caliph territory. The police forces and the province's operational command have lost almost complete control of Ramadi. The Caliph now controls the crucial axis formed by Hit, Ramadi, Fallujah; Highway 1 between Baghdad and the Jordanian border; and Highway 12 between Baghdad and the Syrian border. 

The Caliph's goons are no less than taking over the whole, notorious Baghdad belt, the previous "triangle of death" in those hardcore days of American occupation circa 2004. Message to Donald Rumsfeld: remember your "remnants"? They're back. And they're in charge. 

Both Ramadi and Fallujah have been reduced to an accumulation of bombed-out schools, hospitals, homes, mosques and bridges. Residential streets are virtually deserted. According to the United Nations, there are a least 360,803 internally displaced persons in Anbar, as well as 115,000 others in areas under The Caliph's control. At least 63% of the 1.6 million people living in the province are classified as "in need" - with hair-raising minimal access to water, food and health care, and receiving little to absolutely zero humanitarian support from that fiction, the "international community." US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power is not screaming her lungs out for R2P ("responsibility to protect"). 

How could the Pentagon's spectacular Full Spectrum Dominance possibly not see any of this happening? Of course they see it. But they don't give a damn. The Pentagon occasionally uses AH-64 Apache helicopters to attack some of The Caliph's goons in Ramadi and Hit. But Apaches can be easily hit with MANPADS. They are stationed at Baghdad International and their only mission is to protect the airport. Who cares about local, civilian "collateral damage"? 

Married to the Mob
In Kobani, the former third-biggest town in Syrian Kurdistan, in the far northeast, The Caliph also wins big. Another biblical exodus has reached 300,000 refugees - and counting, with over 180,000 headed to Turkey. 

The Caliph counts on indirect help from The Sultan (or alternate Caliph), aka Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. Tehran is - rightfully - furious, as it sees the "West" - and Turkey - betraying the Kurds all over again. It's no secret Sultan Erdogan is doing nothing because he wants to screw the guerrillas of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the Syrian-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD); let them die instead of repelling The Caliph and then be strong enough to threaten Turkish domination of those huge, essentially Kurdish patches of Anatolia. Thus the only thing Sultan Erdogan does support is aimless bombing by the Pentagon cum coalition of the clueless-cowards. 

Anybody who believes the US Central Command's spin that House of Saud and United Arab Emirates fighter jets conduct "bombing raids" on the outskirts of Kobani gets a one-way ticket to Oz. Imagine these clowns being able to deploy precision-guided bombs or trained laser spotters. To start with, the Pentagon has zero local intel - as in zero operatives able to paint lasers on targets. Thus the "coalition" can barely hit the odd tank (out of 25 around Kobani) or Humvee out of 2,000 crammed in a valley for almost two weeks now. 

But the "coalition" certainly is able - miraculously! - to hit Syrian state infrastructure, as in energy installations. In June, the official Pentagon excuse was, "We don't have any drone assets in Iraq." Now there's no excuse for drones which can read a "Smoking Kills!" warning in a packet of Marlboros not hitting The Caliph's assets in Kobani - or in Anbar province for that matter. So it's down to a mix of incompetence and neglect. It was so much easier to hit Pashtun wedding parties in the Waziristans. Especially because no one was paying attention. 

Erdogan's own goons, meanwhile, have instituted a curfew on all major towns and cities in southeast Anatolia, and are even gunning down peaceful Kurdish protesters. Fifteen million Kurds in Anatolia cannot be wrong; Erdogan wants Kobani to fall. Ankara remains for all practical purposes the top logistical hub for The Caliph's goons. The Sultan is using The Caliph as a proxy army to smash the Kurds. 

Terminal evidence has been offered by the leader of the Kurdish PYD, Salih Muslim, meeting Turkish military intel and asking for help. Conditions: abandon any hope of self-determination for Syrian Kurds; give up all your self-governing towns and regions; and watch as we install a Turkish "buffer"/no-fly zone inside Syrian territory. 

Don't expect the Obama "Don't Do Stupid Stuff/We Have No Strategy" administration to sentence, "Erdogan must go". Besides, the pathetic club of National Security Advisor Susan Rice and her deputy Ben Rhodes has no clue about what's goin' on. 

To the Green Zone!
Tehran, for its part, has clearly identified Erdogan's nasty game. The Sultan knows monster B1-B bombers flying over Kobani are absolutely useless - while The Caliph's goons deploy massive car bombs and keep advancing. "Boots on the ground" will be needed. Enter NATO asset Turkey. But with one condition: regime change in Damascus, or at least a prelude, via that "buffer"/no-fly zone over Syria. 

The Big Picture remains the same. Sultan Erdogan and the House of Saud want regime change in Damascus (Erdogan dreams of a Sunni puppet as a vassal of Ankara; the Saudis want their own Wahhabi schemer). Israel merrily agrees. And if that comes with a bonus - attacking the new Iraqi government, still supported by Iran, in the American-made Green Zone - even better. The lowdown: "Don't Do Stupid Stuff" translates as the Gulf Cooperation Council, Turkey and Israel using Washington to advance their quite explicit agenda. 

Sultan Erdogan, as a Mob boss, does seem to heave learned a thing or two from watching Martin Scorsese'sGoodfellas. He's extracting the maximum pound of flesh from the bewildered "Don't do Stupid Stuff" team. The Sultan is boldly aiming at Turkish boots on the ground gloriously invading Syria in NATO "humanitarian intervention" mode. And all this sold as NATO offering "protection" to a member-nation. NATO's new secretary-general, former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, has just been to Ankara. Saudi Arabia has already "voted" out loud for the "buffer"/no-fly zone. Same for General Francois Hollande, that pitiful excuse for President of France. 

Once again, it's Tehran to the rescue. The Foreign Ministry has duly announced Iran is ready to liberate Kobani from The Caliph's goons (and they can do it) if Bashar Al-Assad says the word. Now that's how you work the chessboard; NATO is left with zero excuses to mount an invasion of Syria, whatever Mob Boss Erdogan comes up with. 

Operation Hands Off My Toyota
The Caliph also wins big in the "bleeding the Pentagon" department. A single US "strike" against his goons - involving F-15s, F-16s or F-22s - costs up to US$500,000. The Pentagon has just revealed it has spent no less than $1.1 billion against The Caliph since June. 

What for? Virtually all the assets being destroyed by American bombing are made in the USA, deployed to the Iraqi army and then duly captured during The Caliph's offensive. So here we have the Empire of Chaos spending a fortune from the US Treasury to smash tanks, Humvees and other gear already paid for by American taxpayers. No wonder taxpayers are fuming. Thus Operation Hands off My Toyota. 

Additionally, the Pentagon does not have a clue on how to build its Obama-designed proxy "rebel" force to fight The Caliph (with no US soldiers or marines; only fanatic Wahhabis and assorted mercenaries). 

To start with, they have no clue who the hell qualifies as a "moderate rebel". The rabble must be "vetted" - and then sent to, of all places, Saudi Arabia for training. There the guy in charge will be - who else - a Special Ops honcho, Major General Michael Nagata. Even under the most optimistic scenario, the Pentagon won't have its proxy "moderate rebel" army on the ground in Syria before the summer of 2015. 

Hefty bottles of Chateau Margaux can be bet that all this prime US weaponized know how will ultimately end up captured by The Caliph's goons. Same applies to reliable "rebel" intel on the ground. 

But the real Dadaist masterpiece is that first these "rebels" will be politely asked by the Pentagon to forget about getting rid of Assad to fight The Caliph. At least for a while. Re-enter Stoltenberg, the new NATO head: "Next year, at the ministerial meeting, we will take decisions regarding the so-called spearhead but, even before it is established, NATO has a strong army after all. We can deploy it wherever we want to." OK, tough guy; why not "Syraq"? 

If this all sounds like a plot straight out of hit seriesBlacklist, that's because it is. Why not get Red (James Spader) to fight The Caliph? And then again, what if Redis The Caliph? He pretends to fight himself - and he wins, handsomely. Back to Welles' The Lady from Shanghai: "Killing you is killing myself". Yet nobody could possibly want The Caliph dead when he's such a smashing, undisputed box-office success. ___

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2014-10-16 21:26:02 (1 comments, 14 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Now this is the new world order. Protecting journalistic sources is now impossible. Furthermore the police are being used as tools of politicians to seize and cover up any evidence of their wrongdoing.

In case you thought all these new security laws in Australia et al were designed to deal with threat of ISIS terrorism, you would be mistaken. The true enemy of the Five Eye governments are the likes of Edward Snowden, investigative journalists and you, the general public.

New Zealand Cops Raided Home of Reporter Working on Snowden Documents

by Glenn Greenwald 

Agents from New Zealand’s national police force ransacked the home of a prominent independent journalist earlier this month who was collaborating with The Intercept on stories from the NSA archive furnished by Edward Snowden. The stated purpose of the 10-hour police raid was toidentify ... more »

Now this is the new world order. Protecting journalistic sources is now impossible. Furthermore the police are being used as tools of politicians to seize and cover up any evidence of their wrongdoing.

In case you thought all these new security laws in Australia et al were designed to deal with threat of ISIS terrorism, you would be mistaken. The true enemy of the Five Eye governments are the likes of Edward Snowden, investigative journalists and you, the general public.

New Zealand Cops Raided Home of Reporter Working on Snowden Documents

by Glenn Greenwald 

Agents from New Zealand’s national police force ransacked the home of a prominent independent journalist earlier this month who was collaborating with The Intercept on stories from the NSA archive furnished by Edward Snowden. The stated purpose of the 10-hour police raid was to identify the source for allegations that the reporter, Nicky Hager, recently published in a book that caused a major political firestorm and led to the resignation of a top government minister.

But in seizing all the paper files and electronic devices in Hager’s home, the authorities may have also taken source material concerning other unrelated stories that Hager was pursuing. Recognizing the severity of the threat posed to press freedoms from this raid, the Freedom of the Press Foundation today announced a global campaign to raise funds for Hager’s legal defense.

In August, one month before New Zealand’s national election, Hager published Dirty Politics, which showed that key figures in Prime Minister John Key’s National Party were feeding derogatory information about their opponents to a virulent right-wing blogger named Cameron Slater. Hager published evidence in the form of incriminating emails, provided by a hacker, demonstrating coordination between National Party officials and Slater. The ensuing scandal forced the resignation of a top Key ally, Justice Minister Judith Collins, and implicated numerous other National Party officials and supporters. Despite the scandal, the National Party won a resounding victoryin the election, sending Key to a third term as prime minister.

On October 2—less than two weeks after the election—detectives from a regional “major crime team” came to Hager’s Wellington home armed with a search warrant authorizing them to seize anything that might lead them to the identity of his source for Dirty Politics. The warrant shows that prior to the raid, a police “intelligence analyst” had studied Hager’s media appearances in an effort to discover information about his sources for the book, taking particular note of references Hager made to knowing the source’s identity.

While there is no evidence that Hager’s work on NSA documents was a factor in the raid, it is possible that authorities knew or suspected that he had been given access to some of those documents. Over the past several months, Hager has exchanged multiple encrypted emails with reporters at The Intercept which, if obtained by New Zealand authorities under a warrant, could have tipped them off to the existence of a relationship. When The Intercept reported last month on the activities of the nation’s surveillance agency GCSB, we made clear that we were working with local journalists on further stories, and it was widely speculated that Hager was the likeliest local candidate for such a partnership. At the time, Key expressed concern that future stories from the Snowden archive could jeopardize the country’s bid for a seat on the U.N. Security Council.

Whether or not Hager’s work with The Intercept may have partially motivated the raid, the situation underscores the dangers of using invasive law enforcement tactics against reporters—they impede the reporting process, render source relationships very difficult to protect, and offer the very authorities that reporters are attempting to hold accountable a window into their ongoing reporting. (The Intercept‘s collaboration with Hager will proceed.)

The raid at Hager’s home took place while he was out of town, visiting the University of Auckland to give a series of lectures. Six officers arrived at his home at 7:45 a.m., waking his 22-year-old daughter, who was presented with a search warrant as she answered the door.

Once they entered the property, detectives spent ten hours sifting through Hager and his family’s personal effects, making copies of any USB storage devices they found and seizing Hager’s computer, personal documents, a camera, a dictaphone, CDs, and dozens of other items—not to mention his daughter’s laptop, cellphones, and iPod.

“This was an unusually heavy action for New Zealand police to take against someone in the media,” Hager told The Intercept. “Occasionally police use a warrant to go after a particular piece of evidence held by a media person or organization. But hours of sifting through someone’s files and seizing piles of their materials does not normally occur. It has a strong smell of politics about it.”

Hager, New Zealand’s most well known independent reporter, emphasized the potential damage the raid could have on work that is wholly unrelated to Dirty Politics: “It is disruptive to anyone’s work to suddenly not have their computers and especially an investigative journalist’s work. There is now also the legal battle to get my equipment and files back untouched. There is no choice about fighting it. I have to protect this and other sources for life or why should anyone ever trust me again?”

The New Zealand Police did not immediately respond to email request seeking comment. Hager is challenging the legality of the warrant in court, and the property that was seized remains sealed and unavailable to the police for the time being.

Although he is being represented by pro bono counsel, Hager has already incurred legal expenses reaching into the thousands of dollars, and New Zealand’s “loser pays” provision could subject him to a very large monetary judgment if he loses. The Freedom of the Press Foundation campaign to raise money for Hager is intended to help him fight for the return of his property, challenge the legality of the raid, and defend himself against any potential future threats stemming from his work as a journalist. (The Intercept‘s Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras are co-founders of the foundation and, along with Edward Snowden and Intercepttechnology analyst Micah Lee, are also board members; in May, The Intercept‘s parent company First Look Mediadonated $350,000 to the foundation.)

Press freedoms are under increasing assault in the English-speaking world—there have been similar controversies in the other Five Eyes alliance nations of the U.S., the U.K., Australia, and Canada—and the ability of New Zealand police officers to cavalierly raid the home of a reporter who has criticized the government in power threatens to establish a dangerous precedent everywhere reporters operate. A successful campaign on Hager’s behalf would signal that people around the world are willing to defend basic press freedoms and stand against such assaults. Those wishing to do so cancontribute to Hager’s defense fund here.
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2014-10-16 12:03:31 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Amazon Fire Phone Sales Aren’t Just Disappointing But Near Non-Existent | http://www.androidheadlines.com/2014/10/amazon-fire-phone-sales-arent-just-disappointing-but-near-non-existent.html

#android   #firephone   #amazon   #amazonfire  

Amazon Fire Phone Sales Aren’t Just Disappointing But Near Non-Existent | http://www.androidheadlines.com/2014/10/amazon-fire-phone-sales-arent-just-disappointing-but-near-non-existent.html

#android   #firephone   #amazon   #amazonfire  ___

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2014-10-16 10:38:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Detroit, Michigan, c. 1960

Detroit, Michigan, c. 1960___

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2014-10-16 10:33:17 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

CDC sends contradictory messages about Ebola

How the Ebola outbreak is being mishandled

Amber Vinson is the 29 year old nurse identified as the second Texas healthcare worker to be diagnosed with Ebola.

She was one of the more than 70 workers who had helped cared for Thomas Duncan, a Liberian national who died of the virus, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.

After contracting a slight fever and while being monitored for exposure to the virus, she took a commercial flight from Cleveland to Dallas/Forth Worth on October 13.

Taking that flight was a violation of CDC guidelines according to director of the CDC Thomas Frieden. Frieden stated that the guidelines preclude any public transportation for anyone under self-monitoring for Ebola exposure. Furthermore he stated that Vinson had not reported her small rise in temperature to the... more »

CDC sends contradictory messages about Ebola

How the Ebola outbreak is being mishandled

Amber Vinson is the 29 year old nurse identified as the second Texas healthcare worker to be diagnosed with Ebola.

She was one of the more than 70 workers who had helped cared for Thomas Duncan, a Liberian national who died of the virus, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.

After contracting a slight fever and while being monitored for exposure to the virus, she took a commercial flight from Cleveland to Dallas/Forth Worth on October 13.

Taking that flight was a violation of CDC guidelines according to director of the CDC Thomas Frieden. Frieden stated that the guidelines preclude any public transportation for anyone under self-monitoring for Ebola exposure. Furthermore he stated that Vinson had not reported her small rise in temperature to the CDC.

However, David Daigle, a CDC spokesman, said that Vinson had in fact contacted the agency prior to the flight and had received clearance for the flight from a CDC official. Vinson had also informed the agency that her temperature had not exceeded 38 degrees.

The CDC will now ensure that those monitored will have travel restricted to controlled moments.

In addition to this mishandling by the CDC, a national nurses group alleges mishandling by the Texas Hospital.

National Nurses United alleges that the hospital failed to provide appropriate training to the health care workers assigned to Duncan. Deborah Burger who is co-president of the nursing group also claims that the hospital did not give appropriate personal protective equipment.

The nurses were also assigned to other patients, potentially exposing others to risk. After Duncan was diagnosed with Ebola, he was not immediately isolated and was left in an area with other patients for hours.

Burger quotes nurses as saying that the blood samples taken from Duncan were not hand delivered to the lab but were instead sent via the general tube system for the hospital. This could potentially contaminate the tube system resulting in infecting the blood shipped around the hospital.

Burger also stated the waste in the patient's room was stacked to the ceiling citing the hospital's failure to remove waste properly.

The group calls on the President to issue uniform standards for treatment using executive authority.

#Ebola

What should the President be doing?___

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2014-10-16 05:48:52 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Of course the Mafia votes for the Australian Liberal Party. They're respectable business owners.

As the scandals start to become a daily occurrence, something makes me think the Napthine government is finished.

The suspected mafia ‘‘godfather’’ of Melbourne helped bankroll a Liberal Party marginal federal seat campaign in the 2013 election, raising the prospect that the proceeds of crime have flowed into Liberal coffers.

Business as usual I guess.

#australia   #politics  ___Of course the Mafia votes for the Australian Liberal Party. They're respectable business owners.

As the scandals start to become a daily occurrence, something makes me think the Napthine government is finished.

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2014-10-16 05:39:37 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

I did terribly.

Via +Peter Billing

26/26, of course...___I did terribly.

Via +Peter Billing

2014-10-15 23:39:57 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Gruber: Android looks a lot better than it used to, that’s for sure.

Me: iOS looks a lot worse.

Gruber: Android looks a lot better than it used to, that’s for sure.

Me: iOS looks a lot worse.___

2014-10-15 23:37:01 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Krugman:

From the beginning, economists who had studied the Great Depression warned that policy makers needed, above all, to be careful not to pull another 1937 — a reference to the fateful year when FDR prematurely tried to balance the budget and the Fed prematurely tried to normalize monetary policy, aborting the recovery of the previous four years and sending the economy on another big downward slope.

Unfortunately, these warnings were ignored. True, the Fed at least stood up to the inflationistas demanding tighter money now now now; but its actions were at the least hobbled by the chorus. The ECB actually did raise rates for a while, as did the Riksbank in Sweden. And fiscal austerity driven by fear of the invisible bond vigilantes (and justified by faith in the confidence fairy) was the norm everywhere, although worse in Europe.

And now things are sliding everywhere.A... more »

Krugman:

From the beginning, economists who had studied the Great Depression warned that policy makers needed, above all, to be careful not to pull another 1937 — a reference to the fateful year when FDR prematurely tried to balance the budget and the Fed prematurely tried to normalize monetary policy, aborting the recovery of the previous four years and sending the economy on another big downward slope.

Unfortunately, these warnings were ignored. True, the Fed at least stood up to the inflationistas demanding tighter money now now now; but its actions were at the least hobbled by the chorus. The ECB actually did raise rates for a while, as did the Riksbank in Sweden. And fiscal austerity driven by fear of the invisible bond vigilantes (and justified by faith in the confidence fairy) was the norm everywhere, although worse in Europe.

And now things are sliding everywhere. Actually, Europe already had one 1937, with its slide into a double-dip recession; but now it’s very much looking like another. And the world economy as a whole is weakening fast.

So now we have another milestone: Earlier today the 10-year yield dropped below 2 percent. It’s up again slightly as I write this, but all the market signals are saying that once again the big risk is deflation or at least very sub-par inflation.

I hope that the Fed will stop talking about exit strategies for a while. We are by no means out of the Lesser Depression.___

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2014-10-15 23:32:36 (16 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

This seems to be true of tablets in general.

This seems to be true of tablets in general.___

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2014-10-15 21:37:29 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Unlike the E-Cat scam that was making the rounds earlier this week, this new announcement from Lockheed-Martin -- that their Skunk Works team has been working on a compact fusion reactor which may be at the working-prototype reactor stage within five years, and productionizable a few years after that -- is actually quite interesting. They haven't broken any laws of physics: this is a magnetic-confinement fusion reactor, and their advances have been clever engineering and coming up with smarter ways to shape the confinement fields. 

(For those who know the subject: the details aren't 100% clear to me, but it looks like they're building a pair of magnetic cusps facing one another, and using a Polywell-like approach to "bounce" plasma off of those and into the center where the fusion happens. Which is not an insane design)

Rather nicely, the people doing this design... more »

Unlike the E-Cat scam that was making the rounds earlier this week, this new announcement from Lockheed-Martin -- that their Skunk Works team has been working on a compact fusion reactor which may be at the working-prototype reactor stage within five years, and productionizable a few years after that -- is actually quite interesting. They haven't broken any laws of physics: this is a magnetic-confinement fusion reactor, and their advances have been clever engineering and coming up with smarter ways to shape the confinement fields. 

(For those who know the subject: the details aren't 100% clear to me, but it looks like they're building a pair of magnetic cusps facing one another, and using a Polywell-like approach to "bounce" plasma off of those and into the center where the fusion happens. Which is not an insane design)

Rather nicely, the people doing this design have actually thought through how it would fit into existing power architectures. (Very few people working on fusion have any experience with that) They expect the units to stay around the size of the device you see in the photo below -- truck-transportable nodes, each producing around 100MW. One could run a ship; a building full of them, or perhaps more conveniently, several different buildings in different places, could run a city. (As my experience in deploying big hardware has taught me, having your system take the form of a bunch of identical medium-sized nodes is really wonderful. If the nodes are too small, you spend all your time dealing with how to wire thousands of things up; if they're too big, then your smallest quantum of deployable capacity is a pain in the ass. 100MW is just about perfect for power generation.) 

If this system works, it would have nearly immediate commercial viability; opex plus fuel for such a device is very low (less than any other kind of power plant running, even if you consider dumping pollutants into the air as absolutely free). Capex for early generations won't be cheap but won't be prohibitive, either, as you can buy in 100MW increments and easily scale up. Maintenance is straightforward. Direct pollutants are zero: the only waste product is Helium. (Probably not enough to be worth selling, but you could fill some party balloons) There's an indirect pollutant, in that the neutron absorber shell which gathers the energy from the reaction will gradually be activated and turn radioactive; this shell will probably have to be replaced every twenty years or so, but (especially with clever choice of materials) isn't actually that radioactive and isn't that much material, either.

There have been lots of fusion designs which have seemed promising in the past, but this one seems to have a lot of engineering good sense behind it, and contact with practicalities. That makes me interested.

So it's still far too early to be popping the champagne corks, but it's a promising design being put together by serious people, and so I'd say that it has a decent chance of actually going somewhere. ___

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2014-10-15 12:46:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

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2014-10-15 09:55:01 (24 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Also worth recalling: Russia has nukes.

Also worth recalling: Russia has nukes.___

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2014-10-14 10:54:55 (13 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Fucking hell.

And now just reporting these blundering buffoons attracts a ten year prison sentence.

The targets of the raids were Shiite, not Sunni, so had nothing to do with Daiesh.___Fucking hell.

And now just reporting these blundering buffoons attracts a ten year prison sentence.

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