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God Emperor Lionel Lauer has been at 8 events

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Hanna Silver29,785+The Prince Of Seagulls is a band consisting of +Hanna Silver and +Paul Harmon . A crowd funding campaign is being run to release their new album at http://pozible.com/tpos . If we get 25 supporters by Saturday 1.30pm (Melbourne time), Hanna will do a special crab dance to one of the new Prince Of Seagulls songs!$10 gets you a digital download of the album.$20 gets you the CD mailed to you.Plus more perks for high rollers!Hanna dances for The Prince Of Seagulls crowd funding campaign!2014-05-31 05:30:0037G+
STEM Women on G+99,873Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to Dr.  +Yonatan Zunger on how men can help with the issues of gender inequality in STEM fields. Yonatan is the Chief Architect of Google+ and also has a PhD in Physics with a strong engineering background. He is a passionate advocate of gender equality in STEM, and will talk to us about what we can do to encourage women in STEM.This HOA will be hosted by Dr +Buddhini Samarasinghe   and Dr +Zuleyka Zevallos  , and you can tune in on Sunday March 2nd at 12.30 PM Pacific/ 8.30PM GMT. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel(http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event.Follow us on Twitter @stemwomen and on www.stemwomen.netSTEM Women: How Men Can Help with Dr Yonatan Zunger2014-03-02 21:30:0097G+
Imagine Science Films428,870Join us to kick off the 2014  Experimenta Series! For the first episode of the year, we are excited to welcome guest Kelley Remole for a conversation about the mind, brain and behavior.  Post questions on the event page and join us Thursday on air at 11am. We hope to see you there! Kelley Remole, PhDDr. Remole is the Director of Neuroscience Outreach at the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University. She obtained her doctorate in neuroscience from Columbia University in the laboratory of Dr. Holly Moore, specializing in hippocampal alterations in a rodent model of schizophrenia. Concurrent with her scientific training, she developed a program to place graduate students in New York City public school classrooms to bring knowledge and interest of the brain to children. In her current role at the Zuckerman Institute, she works with scientists, educators and the public to create outreach programs for all ages.  She also helps lead the local chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. Under her leadership, the chapter produced braiNY, the New York City celebration of Brain Awareness Week, bringing together a dozen cultural groups and academic institutions to host coordinated public events about the brain. Dr. Remole was the Sackler Brain Specialist at the American Museum of Natural History from 2011 to 2013, where she developed and taught brain-based classes to youth and adult audiences.  She consults formally and informally on brain education initiatives in a variety of contexts. She received the Society for Neuroscience’s Next Generation award in 2011 in recognition of her work bringing brain science to the public.Experimenta: Mind, Brain & Behavior with Kelley Remole2014-01-16 17:00:0061G+
GLAAD119,094Millions wear purple on #SpiritDay in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Getting involved is easy! Take the pledge now at http://glaad.org/spiritday to wear purple and go purple online on October 17th and help create a world in which LGBT youth are celebrated and accepted for who they are.Add a photo of you wearing purple on 10/17 and use the hashtag #SpiritDay! Spirit Day: Wear purple on October 17 to stand up against bullying! #SpiritDay2013-10-17 06:00:00217G+
NASA1,512,139Having trouble watching the event? Try watching directly on YouTube at: NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station---------Have you ever asked a question to someone in space? No? Well now’s your chance. In a first for the agency, NASA will host a Google+ Hangout live with the International Space Station on Feb. 22 from 10:30 a.m EST to 11:30 a.m. EST. Google+ Hangouts allow people to chat face-to-face while thousands more can tune in to watch the conversation live on Google+ or YouTube. This unique opportunity will connect you, our fans, with astronauts living and working on the orbiting laboratory 240 miles above the Earth.During the event, several video questions will be selected and answered by astronauts on the space station and on the ground. Additionally, NASA will ask real-time questions submitted by our followers on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook.Unique and original questions are more likely to be selected. You can view the Hangout live on the NASA Google+ page or the NASA Television YouTube channel to watch the astronauts answer the questions.SUBMITTING REAL-TIME QUESTIONSTo ask a real-time question during the event on Google+ or Twitter, please use the hashtag #askAstro. You can also post a comment on a thread on NASA’s Facebook page that will open for questions on the morning of the event.WATCHING THE GOOGLE+ HANGOUTTo join the hangout, and for updates and opportunities to participate in upcoming hangouts, visit NASA's Google+ page at http://plus.google.com/+NASA.During the hangout, astronauts Kevin Ford, Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn will answer questions and provide insights about life aboard the station. Station crews conduct a variety of science experiments and perform station maintenance during their six-month stay on the outpost. Their life aboard the station in near-weightlessness requires unique approaches to everyday activities such as eating, sleeping and exercising.NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station2013-02-22 16:30:008357G+
Lady Fran W6,887Can you make an ordinary running kitchen tap look fab?This challenge came about following a conversation in a thread with +Megan Huddle (thanks for the inspiration babe!). Whilst on a recent trip to New Zealand, I got my very first 'soft milky water' shot of a stream, and purely by luck. I had no ND filter, no tripod, just good light and a little bridge to lean the camera on. See here - http://goo.gl/Vpz58I'm now obsessed with trying out this kind of photography wherever I go. I'm searching for streams, waterfalls, beaches, you name it. +Megan Huddle suggested I could make anything look good (uber flattered). .. and so the challenge came about. A camera, an idea, and a plain old running tap in the kitchen sink.    Can you make it look fab?   I think you can. Work your magic. Show us what you’ve got.Any camera, and setting, any processing.It’s all open to your imagination and creativity.Sooooo, why not give it a go?  There's no prizes I'm afraid. No rewards. (Unless some super generous sponsor out there wants to throw something in as incentive.) Otherwise, it's all about the glowing recognition, compliments and praise from your G+ peers. Due date: 11:30pm, Friday 8 December Saturday 9 December -----------------------------------------------------------PS PUBLIC EVENT! - Apparently one can't invite large numbers of guests to an event (ie big circles), soooo, please feel free to forward this around and get people involved. =)Photo challenge - A simple tap2012-12-08 13:30:0072G+
Melbourne Photowalkers1,140The Melbourne walk for the +Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk is announced. Register quickly as there are only 50 places. Extra people are welcome but won't be able to submit images or enter the prize draw.This walk is Sat Oct 13 from 2pm to 4pm and begins at Federation Square and ends at the old Treasury Building. Of course being +Melbourne Photowalk there is bound to be a dedicated sunset group walking long into Sunday!Make sure you sign up on this place to enter the prize draw... don't just say "I'm going" to this event!http://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/melbourne-vic-australia-federation-square/Note that +Frank Yuwono has a Docklands walk in the wings too so keep an eye out. Be cool if yours was in the AM Frank, that way we can all do both :).Federation Square - Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk2012-10-13 14:00:0073G+
Google Australia148,476The Hangout on Air has ended. Watch the recorded session on +Deakin University or on youtube.com/deakinuniversity.Hangout with the PM was brought to you by +Deakin University, Fairfax and +OurSay Australia powered by +Google+ Hangouts and +YouTube.Hangout with the PM2012-07-21 03:00:00361G+

God Emperor Lionel Lauer has been shared in 301 public circles

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steph wanamaker106,076#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle!2014-08-15 19:12:4919678367CC G+
Moan Lisa39,707Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle14 August, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-08-14 10:36:48300111147145CC G+
Gerard Blacklock23,700Gerry's Australian Photographers Circle Version 3Hey Aussie togs, this is a pretty big update to this circle from the last one, this time I have been more selective in the fact that inactive glus members get booted, the circle was over 600 and as such I needed to comply with 'the less than 500 requirement' hence culling was needed.Note, this is the only circle I share since I really have a interest in local content.Feel free to reshare as you see fit, the main purpose is to facilitate more engagement between local aussie togs.Please feel free to comment and let me know if you know anyone (or if you are indeed one) who is a quality, active and interesting Australian based photographer.Two great communities/themes to get involved with if you like Australia content is #photomaniaustralia +Photo Mania Australia and Australian Landscape Photography https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/1060822645285719679572014-08-13 02:56:2844712320CC G+
steph wanamaker105,275#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle !2014-07-18 16:26:0820355655CC G+
Moan Lisa35,573Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle07 July, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-07-07 10:34:5330090102133CC G+
Cher Fauvél426This is my Elite Raw Rocks Shared Circle!This is my circle for anyone interested in raw, organic, vegan nutrition!May be you just wanna investigate raw living a little? You will find the leaders in this circle.Please G+ and share if you would like to be added :)Be sure to share the original post.Welcome to Raw Rocks Shared Circle!  #rawliving  #rawfood #rawfoodlifestyle #organic   #rawnutrition  2014-07-05 15:20:52500313CC G+
steph wanamaker104,936#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle ! Happy Weekend2014-06-27 17:07:25203661170CC G+
Rodney Pike2,538,148Best Artist Circle on G+It's been a long time since I've shared this artist circle. It's way overdue. You'll find some of the finest artists and some of the most influential people on Google+ here. My newest addition is a friend from facebook, +Shannon Maer. Please welcome her and share!!2014-06-11 22:02:2248615824CC G+
Shivakant Tripathi1,773IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle   2014-06-05 23:05:224351048CC G+
John Nuntiatio37,244#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle  #photography #health #weightloss 2014-05-28 09:17:58496328CC G+
Moan Lisa30,654Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle24 May, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-05-24 17:43:08300678596CC G+
Tourej Ansari17,611Another great circle of photographers1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post#circle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #fashion   #fashionblogger   #fashionblog   #pinterest   #pictures   #fashionstyle   #photography   #photo   #photographer   #photooftheday   #photooftheweek2014-05-23 13:12:444527412CC G+
Rosie Taylor229WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS A Circle of Women You re-share is appreciated! Follow and add to your circles  and  you will find why these women are wonderful innovative creators with a gentle touch.To be considered for this circle, please:1- Share this circle in your stream.2- Ask to be included in the comments section of the original post.3- Make sure you've added our page to your circles.4- You must post your own original work in your stream.Thanks#circle   #share   #addfriends   #addcircles   #addpeople   #circlesharing  2014-05-19 16:35:00301526CC G+
Moan Lisa30,275Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle19 May, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-05-19 14:12:213008390120CC G+
Moan Lisa30,124Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle15 May, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-05-15 16:03:413006589116CC G+
curator Circle0Circle Curator Edition 5All promised last week this is the #CircleCuratorEdition  5. In the circle, I hand picked those that shared the Edition 4 of my circle share, those that showed their interest to be included in this new edition by commenting the relevant post (based on their thematic fit) and some of the best #photographers  and #active   #entrepreneurs  on Google+.As usual, if you receive this message, it means that you are in. Therefore here are the rules; obviously, make sure you add me in your circles if you haven't done so yet.1. Plus the circle and re share if you want to be included in the next one.2. Comment to ask for inclusion if you are not in. The next Edition (6) will be shared by the end of the week.2014-05-13 15:12:48456193017CC G+
Kristin Milton9,730Hi everyone, This is a starter circle for +Ben Milton.It's mostly my 'most relevant' circlers, heavily weighted for sciency content.Enjoy :)2014-05-13 12:51:4398105CC G+
Tourej Ansari16,880News Update CIRCLE SHARESRe-share this circle in your stream Plus and comment#sharedpubliccircles #TechNews #EntertainmentNews #SportsNews #WorldNews #USNews #BusinessNews2014-05-12 10:46:52476231041CC G+
Moan Lisa29,925Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle11 May, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-05-11 12:15:14300527390CC G+
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 11:36:433721662548CC G+
Walter Gawronski27,725Here's my Oz Shooters circle +Paul Snedden feel free to reshare.2014-05-10 22:05:45413705CC G+
Tourej Ansari16,540All Kinds of People Shared CircleReshare or comment or plus to be in the next circle share!  Let me know if you want to be in the circle! Circle these plussers they are cool people! #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles2014-05-10 11:00:124583111CC G+
steph wanamaker102,980#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle2014-05-09 18:45:0721769474CC G+
Moan Lisa29,785Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle08 May, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-05-08 14:41:26300425785CC G+
Moan Lisa29,655Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle07 May, 2014RESHARE if you want to be included.moanlisa.org2014-05-07 18:00:513007891102CC G+
steph wanamaker102,001#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle  2014-04-18 18:47:4620213111CC G+
Shivakant Tripathi1,650IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not. (。◕‿◕。)#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles 2014-04-16 21:12:284362111CC G+
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 05:12:352629212CC G+
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 06:25:5632961213CC G+
Cableicous2,524Two Years of #Cableicous: Thank you, thank you and thank youTwo years - we've now been sharing #Cableicous  beautaliciousness for two years here on geeplus: thanks muchly to all of you who have contributed your +Cableicous imagery over these two years and I look forward to more of your cable beauty.Very much so.It must be time for a drink to celebrate.Very much so.And cables - many, many more cables.Very much so.#photography #cables #cableicous #circleshare #2014 #cableriacirculus2014-03-26 09:26:12433479125CC G+
Jack C Crawford86,096Another cool circle.2014-03-22 17:03:555000517CC G+
steph wanamaker100,376#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle2014-03-14 21:47:1917682566CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:45475126CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:00475125CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:45:28475014CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:44:37475126CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:43:264755010CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,392#circles  #sharedcircles  #circlesharing  #circle  #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health #news2014-03-10 19:56:08471227CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,392#circles  #sharedcircles  #circlesharing  #circle  #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health #news2014-03-10 19:55:42471336CC G+
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 23:08:58183212CC G+
Bob Mulholland20,590Haven't done a  #FollowFriday  in a while. Beam these mofos into your Circles , Scotty!Nothin' but a buncha  #StarTrek  nerds in here.... #SharedCircles  2014-03-07 20:06:14486519CC G+
steph wanamaker99,599#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle 2014-02-28 20:13:431691406CC G+
Jay Carter7,522Haven't shared a Circle in 2 years so... This is my "Haven't Sorted" circle which generally means people I find have great sense of humour and are all interesting :-) 2014-01-26 21:27:3117920034CC G+
Artur Mashnich44,824Circle of the Most Active Users of Google+A Very Social CircleКруг наиболее активных пользователей Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.#Forfriends  2014-01-17 02:01:13468522384CC G+
Moan Lisa22,945Moan Lisa's Circle BombRESHARE if you want to be included15 January, 2014moanlisa.org2014-01-15 14:21:503002812842CC G+
Hung cuavan607Get in More CirclesWhen You reshare with a circle, you should also explain the benefits of participating in shared circles. Explain the BenefitsExplain that when they add the circle many people in the circle will add them back. Also,Explain that if they re-share your post that the circle creator may add them to their future shared circles. If you do these two simple things you will increase your re-share rate. You’ll get in more circles and you’ll improve your own statistics.2014-01-15 09:38:5450020837CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky62,004Good morning / evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг / This social circle #EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-15 08:27:365006234110CC G+
Moan Lisa21,866Moan Lisa's Circle BombRESHARE if you want to be included06 January, 2014moanlisa.org2014-01-06 12:45:5430173103122CC G+
Kimberly Hurlbut28,850My Favorite G+ersThis is the first time in a long time that I've shared this circle! Please add and don't forget to share this circle full of G+ ultra-engagers of much awesomeness! Your stream will never be the same again....and you will thank me for it. ;-)2014-01-06 05:00:57100001CC G+
Kimberly Hurlbut28,850My Favorite G+ersThis is the first time in a long time that I've shared this circle! Please add and don't forget to share this circle full of G+ ultra-engagers of much awesomeness! Your stream will never be the same again....and you will thank me for it. ;-)2014-01-06 05:00:14100001CC G+

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2014-08-23 05:27:57 (34 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)

The age-old vi vs EMACS debate, summarised.
Via +James Cariello, in one of +Yonatan Zunger's posts.
#vi   #emacs   #religiouspersecution   #flamewars  

Most reshares: 19

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2014-08-25 15:06:09 (13 comments, 19 reshares, 34 +1s)

Useless bastards! Lucky for them they're so cute.
http://www.jspowerhour.com/comics/121

Most plusones: 43

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2014-08-24 13:23:23 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 43 +1s)

Presumably, this sign is at a magic shop, & should probably be taken seriously.

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2014-08-27 13:31:38 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 19 +1s)

But slutty books are the best books!
http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2014/08/13#.U_3cznWHu0U

But slutty books are the best books!
http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2014/08/13#.U_3cznWHu0U___

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2014-08-27 13:11:37 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

Despite my grumbling about the shitty state of the Ebook market, none of which is the fault of the author, this book is a damn fine read, which I ended up inhaling in under 24 hours. Highly recommended
Imagine an SF police procedural / detective story, with a non-befuddled Robocop as one of the detectives, a clever plot, & witty dialog. This is the story that Asimov would've written instead of Caves of Steel, if he hadn't sucked at characterisation. 
TL;DR: Go read read the first five chapters online, & if you like them, you'll like the whole book:
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/08/read-the-first-five-chapters-of-john-scalzis-lock-in
Oh, & buy it from TOR if at all possible, because unlike +Amazon.com  & +Barnes & Noble, they aren't trying to screw over readers.

Today is the day! Lock In is out an available in stores, and I also start my book tour, which takes me all over the US to see folks. I hope you enjoy the book, and that you'll come see me while I'm out on the road. At the link below you'll find all the information you'll need about the book and the tour. Enjoy and see you soon!

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2014/08/26/lock-in-its-out/___Despite my grumbling about the shitty state of the Ebook market, none of which is the fault of the author, this book is a damn fine read, which I ended up inhaling in under 24 hours. Highly recommended
Imagine an SF police procedural / detective story, with a non-befuddled Robocop as one of the detectives, a clever plot, & witty dialog. This is the story that Asimov would've written instead of Caves of Steel, if he hadn't sucked at characterisation. 
TL;DR: Go read read the first five chapters online, & if you like them, you'll like the whole book:
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/08/read-the-first-five-chapters-of-john-scalzis-lock-in
Oh, & buy it from TOR if at all possible, because unlike +Amazon.com  & +Barnes & Noble, they aren't trying to screw over readers.

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2014-08-27 12:06:22 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 26 +1s)

I always find it hilarious, albeit in a frightening way, when actual adults claim that money doesn't buy politicians.
Via +Kimberly Chapman 

I'm increasingly impressed by Stephan Pastis' ability to integrate social commentary into his consistently funny strips, as today's comic illustrates. #pearslbeforeswine   #corporatepersonhood   #citizensunited   #punintended  ___I always find it hilarious, albeit in a frightening way, when actual adults claim that money doesn't buy politicians.
Via +Kimberly Chapman 

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2014-08-27 11:10:33 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)

Piercings, Small Cat, piercings.
http://poorlydrawnlines.com/comic/cool-small-cat/

Piercings, Small Cat, piercings.
http://poorlydrawnlines.com/comic/cool-small-cat/___

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2014-08-27 08:46:36 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

More funny-because-it's-true annoying cat stuff.
http://threepanelsoul.com/2007/07/25/on-third-story-windows/

More funny-because-it's-true annoying cat stuff.
http://threepanelsoul.com/2007/07/25/on-third-story-windows/___

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2014-08-27 07:06:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Wisdom of the Boo Boo.

___Wisdom of the Boo Boo.

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2014-08-27 04:19:02 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)

This is how it's really done, right +Kimberly Chapman?
http://threepanelsoul.com/2007/05/04/on-alchemy-and-pastries/

This is how it's really done, right +Kimberly Chapman?
http://threepanelsoul.com/2007/05/04/on-alchemy-and-pastries/___

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2014-08-27 03:29:45 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

I have no idea why this was published on an Electrical Engineering site, but it's a rather lovely story of one EE's relationship with his father, & a heart-warming read:
http://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=36&doc_id=1322720

I have no idea why this was published on an Electrical Engineering site, but it's a rather lovely story of one EE's relationship with his father, & a heart-warming read:
http://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=36&doc_id=1322720___

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2014-08-27 02:20:58 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

OMFG! SQUEEE!!!

___OMFG! SQUEEE!!!

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2014-08-27 01:37:48 (31 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)

Today's Responsible Gun Owner.

Today's Responsible Gun Owner.___

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2014-08-27 01:37:26 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 13 +1s)

I have no words.
#facepalm  
Via +Cindy Brown 

I'm beginning to understand why there will never be peace in the Middle East. These people are nuts.___I have no words.
#facepalm  
Via +Cindy Brown 

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2014-08-26 11:17:26 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)

Fortunately, the eucalyptus-leaf diet makes for pleasant breath.
(Local news for me. ;)
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/22/koala-survives-after-rescuers-give-it-cpr-heart-massage-and-oxygen

Fortunately, the eucalyptus-leaf diet makes for pleasant breath.
(Local news for me. ;)
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/22/koala-survives-after-rescuers-give-it-cpr-heart-massage-and-oxygen___

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2014-08-26 10:14:08 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Released today: +John Scalzi's Lock In
I've just read the 1st chapter online at TOR*, loved it, & have decided to buy the ebook  to read on my PC or Kindle - except that it doesn't seem to be possible, despite your announcement saying that it's available in DRM-free ebook format. This, BTW, is why I've never bought a (mainstream** ebook before; in theory, it should be easy as pie, but every time I've tried in the past, I jump through a bunch of hoops & never end up in a place where I get to hand over my payment details (CC or PayPal) & actually end up with a DRM-free file containing a book.
Why on earth is it so much harder for me to hand over some money to download a book than it is to do the same for a thousand-dollar software package, or even a $800 PC? GRRR!
http://whatever.scalzi.com/2014/08/26/lock-in-its-out/
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Released today: +John Scalzi's Lock In
I've just read the 1st chapter online at TOR*, loved it, & have decided to buy the ebook  to read on my PC or Kindle - except that it doesn't seem to be possible, despite your announcement saying that it's available in DRM-free ebook format. This, BTW, is why I've never bought a (mainstream** ebook before; in theory, it should be easy as pie, but every time I've tried in the past, I jump through a bunch of hoops & never end up in a place where I get to hand over my payment details (CC or PayPal) & actually end up with a DRM-free file containing a book.
Why on earth is it so much harder for me to hand over some money to download a book than it is to do the same for a thousand-dollar software package, or even a $800 PC? GRRR!
http://whatever.scalzi.com/2014/08/26/lock-in-its-out/

* http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/08/read-the-first-five-chapters-of-john-scalzis-lock-in
** I've bought several independently published ebooks via GoodReads & similar without any problems at all.
#ebook   #drm   #johnscalzi  ___

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2014-08-26 07:05:47 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 22 +1s)

I would argue that both techniques are used to keep us in our places.

___I would argue that both techniques are used to keep us in our places.

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2014-08-26 06:37:30 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

At $33, one of these would make a great upgrade for my old Nokia DubyaPhone, but alas, they're only available in India.
On the other hand, if you live in India & want a smart-ish phone, go check out: http://www.snapdeal.com/product/intex-cloud-fx/1356760619?

Ultra cheap entry-level Firefox OS smartphone. India only.___At $33, one of these would make a great upgrade for my old Nokia DubyaPhone, but alas, they're only available in India.
On the other hand, if you live in India & want a smart-ish phone, go check out: http://www.snapdeal.com/product/intex-cloud-fx/1356760619?

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2014-08-26 04:45:30 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Today's 'Responsible Gun Owner'.

Today's 'Responsible Gun Owner'.___

2014-08-26 04:20:45 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)

Something for all you Libertardians to read.
Via +Cindy Brown 

For the anarchists/minarchists/libertardian/nihilists I run into all too often.

In any discussion of statism vs whatever the other side calls itself — anarchism, libertarian, whatever — the terms statism or statist are used as a pejorative, as an insult. If you acknowledge the need for any collective means by which a society can govern itself, you are labelled a statist. You don’t have to be a trade unionist or socialist or even the president of the home owners’ association.

The implication is that to put one’s trust in state power, no matter how reluctantly, is to be a stooge of the oligarchs. You’re weak and unable to think for yourself — sheeple, they say. And you are a rube if you accept the existence of a social contract, the idea of self-government that links modern democracy through the founders all the way back to Plato. Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Jefferson, Madison, all understood the nature and value of an implicit contract of cooperation and mutual support. 

The retort to this, probably to be found in some YouTube video, is to ask “where’s my signature?” This is a tell. If the only obligations you will accept are contractual, you only accept codified cooperation. Any other expectation is called coercive.

So if you’re not a statist, what are you? You are a corporatist or as Mussolini would say it, a Fascist. His word, not mine. 

The opposing pole of statism is corporatism or perhaps neo-feudalism. It will be corporatism if some vestige of civil power remains but if it were to fail, it will be neo-feudalism, the powerful few riding over everyone else. 

Today, power is vested in two places: the market and the state. Citizens have varying degrees of control over both, through the democratic process or the power of the purse. 

There is no other power in the modern post-industrial world. The individual no longer has the power or the means to opt-out, to go home to the farm and live purely by the sweat of his brow, growing his own food, heating and cooking with what he cuts from his own woodlot. 

The neo-feudalists are stuck in a pre-industrial mindset, where people could be independent of the market if they chose. I suppose they forget that the founders were independently wealthy white men — no tradesmen, no women, no one of color. How else could they hold all their meetings and conventions and write long letters to each other and to newspapers? They could opt out of commerce or civic obligation, supported by their property, their servants and laborers, even slaves in some colonies. That was all gone with the wind when the Industrial Revolution arrived. 

Modern society is best served by a tension between the two poles, where the desire to see a thing done, even if it requires public expense, is opposed by the desire leave it alone unless someone can make a profit from providing that good or service. Some things make no sense to leave to the market and some things that are necessary for the greater good would never make a profit. Agricultural and building inspectors come to mind. Fire protection and traffic/public safety should be uncontroversial as well. 

We have access to services that the founders didn’t foresee. They didn’t even have gas light and we are a generation or two beyond that. Regulated utilities — standardized and universally accessible in exchange for local monopoly power — wouldn’t be possible in the neo-feudalist world. We don’t want different utility providers running wires or pipes into our houses: that should be available to all to both enable participation by everyone and to keep costs down. But the things we connect to those services can and should be determined by the market. 

Every rule and regulation that pertains to product safety, food inspections or consumer protection is rooted in the behavior of bad actors somewhere along the line. The belief that business interests are at best benign and at worst easily corrected through market pressure is just that: a belief. In an age when industries are consolidated down to a handful of players — see telcos, banks, railroads, automakers, cable/internet providers, broadcasters, newspapers — what market pressure can an individual bring to bear? 

As for corrective action in the market, what compensation was Union Carbide liable for in the wake of Bhopal? How badly was BP harmed after poisoning the Gulf of Mexico? The Ford Pinto’s fatal design flaws and the more recent GM ignition switch scandal make clear how unlikely it is for bad actors to be punished. The financial meltdown of 2008 yielded no criminal prosecutions and the same organizations are as wealthy as before, if not more so. 

Yet young men die on the streets of a midwestern town for the crime of refusing to defer to abusive state power. Where is the libertarian/minarchist/anarchist outrage? Where were the defender of the people’s right to keep and bear arms when various occupy encampments exercised the people’s right to peaceably assemble? Where was the libertarian/minarchist/anarchist support for that? 

They have showed themselves as corporatists, neo-feudalists, fascists in all but uniform. They don’t admit or understand it, being more interested in attacking whatever their masters tell them is statism. The ACA? A rich, fat compromise that does not include a single payer/government healthcare plan, but instead encourages everyone to buy insurance while forcing insurers to get rid of unacceptable policies. It expanded the customer pool for commercial interests yet the neo-feudalists insist it was socialism. 

Does this mean private enterprise is bad or that corporations are inherently evil? Not at all, no more than a baby is evil. Much depends on the guidance and boundaries laid down early and throughout development. And just as no sensible parent will admit their child is too big or too powerful to be corrected, no functioning state should accept that a chartered business or individual is too powerful to be held accountable. 

Capital markets and the economy as a whole are simply tools to be used to some end. The ends vary as we see around the world. The promise of market capitalism is that the profit motive rewards enterprise while sharing risk. Sadly, many corporations are proxies for the unbridled anti-social behavior of their investors and managers. The lack of accountability is not new but I think it has gotten worse with the consolidation of corporate power and the underfunding of regulatory controls. The end, all too often, is “more.” Never “enough.” 

The only force that can keep those impulses in check is the state, the collective power of citizens who need to use both levers — the franchise and the power of the purse — to steer their ship. It might have been a French king who said it but “l’etat, c’est moi” is more true for citizens of a democracy than it was for him. ___Something for all you Libertardians to read.
Via +Cindy Brown 

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2014-08-25 15:09:42 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Today's responsible gun-owner.

#gunappreciationday  

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/08/25/3475106/georgia-restores-gun-rights-to-ex-cop-who-tried-to-sexually-assault-a-woman-with-his-gun/___Today's responsible gun-owner.

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2014-08-25 15:06:09 (13 comments, 19 reshares, 34 +1s)

Useless bastards! Lucky for them they're so cute.
http://www.jspowerhour.com/comics/121

Useless bastards! Lucky for them they're so cute.
http://www.jspowerhour.com/comics/121___

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2014-08-25 14:30:39 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)

Come on in, kids! No, not you - you're too old, ma'am!

___Come on in, kids! No, not you - you're too old, ma'am!

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2014-08-25 13:42:01 (15 comments, 4 reshares, 30 +1s)

I love children, but I can never eat a whole one.

I love children, but I can never eat a whole one.___

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2014-08-25 09:48:16 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)

Here, have a Dumbo Octopus!

Have you ever heard of the Dumbo Octopus? They're pretty cool!___Here, have a Dumbo Octopus!

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2014-08-25 09:09:30 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)

Abbott threatening to kill off research funding if academics don't STFU & let them bring in US style rip-off university fees:
http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/government-may-target-university-research-funding-if-education-reforms-are-blocked-20140823-107fvp.html

Abbott threatening to kill off research funding if academics don't STFU & let them bring in US style rip-off university fees:
http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/government-may-target-university-research-funding-if-education-reforms-are-blocked-20140823-107fvp.html___

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2014-08-25 06:34:57 (24 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)

Why you should use Bing for your porn searches
(And yes, they provide graphic (albeit censored) proof.)
“Google introduced filters a while ago that remove a lot of porn from search results, even if you have safe search turned off.”
_“Going on Bing and video searching gets you the porn you want. No one cares about text or image searching, it’s all about the video searching.” _
“Also since no one uses Bing, they will never see your previous/recommended searches.”
“I just assumed that if someone else checks my search history, they sure as hell aren’t going to check my Bing search history. They’ll check my Google one.”
Via +Peter da Silva 

Why you should use Bing for your porn searches
(And yes, they provide graphic (albeit censored) proof.)
“Google introduced filters a while ago that remove a lot of porn from search results, even if you have safe search turned off.”
_“Going on Bing and video searching gets you the porn you want. No one cares about text or image searching, it’s all about the video searching.” _
“Also since no one uses Bing, they will never see your previous/recommended searches.”
“I just assumed that if someone else checks my search history, they sure as hell aren’t going to check my Bing search history. They’ll check my Google one.”
Via +Peter da Silva ___

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2014-08-25 05:09:44 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

Oopsie!
Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.
#davidattenborough   #richardattenborough  

"Some lovely tweets paying respect to David Attenborough tonight. I'm sure he'll enjoy reading them, what with him not being dead & all that". 

Thousands of Twitter users - and at least one media organisation - have expressed their condolences ... for the wrong brother.

http://ow.ly/AFBns ___Oopsie!
Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.
#davidattenborough   #richardattenborough  

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2014-08-25 04:48:25 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

It's amazing how much the Wingnuts love Muslim terrorists when they think they're on the same side.
Via +Pamela Zuppo 

___It's amazing how much the Wingnuts love Muslim terrorists when they think they're on the same side.
Via +Pamela Zuppo 

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2014-08-24 13:23:23 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 43 +1s)

Presumably, this sign is at a magic shop, & should probably be taken seriously.

Presumably, this sign is at a magic shop, & should probably be taken seriously.___

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2014-08-24 13:19:48 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

And this is the Penny Arcade strip that introduced the sex education guest strips I've been posting
http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/07/21/the-talk-by-mike-krahulik

And this is the Penny Arcade strip that introduced the sex education guest strips I've been posting
http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/07/21/the-talk-by-mike-krahulik___

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2014-08-24 12:58:48 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)

Hominid mating rituals, explained
http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/07/23/the-talk-by-abby-howard

Hominid mating rituals, explained
http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/07/23/the-talk-by-abby-howard___

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2014-08-24 12:51:07 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 32 +1s)

What happens if you wimp out of teaching your kids about sex
http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/07/28/the-talk-by-bill-amend

What happens if you wimp out of teaching your kids about sex
http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/07/28/the-talk-by-bill-amend___

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2014-08-24 12:49:06 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)

Even more sex education!
http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/08/01/the-talk-by-erika-moen

Even more sex education!
http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/08/01/the-talk-by-erika-moen___

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2014-08-24 12:39:00 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Well, I'd been undecided about how to vote in the upcoming State election, but it looks like that decision's just gotten a whole lot easier:
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/aug/24/victorian-labor-would-legalise-access-to-medicinal-marijuana?CMP=ema_632
#oz   #straya   #australia   #victoria  

Well, I'd been undecided about how to vote in the upcoming State election, but it looks like that decision's just gotten a whole lot easier:
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/aug/24/victorian-labor-would-legalise-access-to-medicinal-marijuana?CMP=ema_632
#oz   #straya   #australia   #victoria  ___

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2014-08-23 11:53:38 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 30 +1s)

Even more sex education
http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/08/04/the-talk-by-amy-t.-falcone

Even more sex education
http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/08/04/the-talk-by-amy-t.-falcone___

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2014-08-23 11:30:11 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

More sex education
http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/08/06/the-talk-by-katie-rice

More sex education
http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/08/06/the-talk-by-katie-rice___

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2014-08-23 11:18:04 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)

Sex education
http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/08/08/the-talk-by-kris-straub

Sex education
http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/08/08/the-talk-by-kris-straub___

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2014-08-23 10:44:20 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

#fergusonpolice  

#fergusonpolice  ___

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2014-08-23 10:30:30 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

#fergusonpolice   #fergusonshooting   #ferguson  

#fergusonpolice   #fergusonshooting   #ferguson  ___

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2014-08-23 10:18:39 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

#fergusonpolice   #fergusonshooting   #fergusonriots   #ferguson  

#fergusonpolice   #fergusonshooting   #fergusonriots   #ferguson  ___

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2014-08-23 10:17:17 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Oblivious, racist asshole 'explains' why black parents shouldn't be worried for their kids, even though statistics show that they have every reason to be.
#ferguson   #racism   #fergusonshooting  

Oblivious, racist asshole 'explains' why black parents shouldn't be worried for their kids, even though statistics show that they have every reason to be.
#ferguson   #racism   #fergusonshooting  ___

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2014-08-23 10:10:25 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

#fergusonpolice   #fergusonshooting   #ferguson  

#fergusonpolice   #fergusonshooting   #ferguson  ___

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2014-08-23 10:00:11 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Meet the Kardashians

Meet the Kardashians___

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2014-08-23 09:59:37 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Saturday night music! If you hate videos in your stream, now would be a good time to mute me for the day. :)

Saturday night music! If you hate videos in your stream, now would be a good time to mute me for the day. :)___

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2014-08-23 09:26:03 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)

Baby octopi!
Via +Jane Satan Rakali 

Baby octopi!
Via +Jane Satan Rakali ___

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2014-08-23 08:34:59 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)

Helpful safety tip: Don't be gay, Muslim or black in Louisiana, or the cops might murder you.
On the bright side, cops who actually say this on national TV might possibly get fired, which I'm sure is a huge comfort to the families of those who've already been murdered by these shitbags.
#ferguson   #fergusonpolice   #fergusonshooting   #fergusonriots  

Helpful safety tip: Don't be gay, Muslim or black in Louisiana, or the cops might murder you.
On the bright side, cops who actually say this on national TV might possibly get fired, which I'm sure is a huge comfort to the families of those who've already been murdered by these shitbags.
#ferguson   #fergusonpolice   #fergusonshooting   #fergusonriots  ___

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2014-08-23 07:56:32 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

Yeah, probably should've come as Bindi.
#oz   #straya   #strine   #australia  

Yeah, probably should've come as Bindi.
#oz   #straya   #strine   #australia  ___

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2014-08-23 07:47:14 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

House of Cue Cards
Warning: includes spoilers for Season 2, for the 3 of you who haven't seen it yet.
#houseofcards

House of Cue Cards
Warning: includes spoilers for Season 2, for the 3 of you who haven't seen it yet.
#houseofcards___

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2014-08-23 06:04:25 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 33 +1s)

How to win the #icebucketchallenge .
Via +Kelvin Williams 

Brilliant! Sir Patrick Stewart wins!___How to win the #icebucketchallenge .
Via +Kelvin Williams 

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2014-08-23 05:58:45 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

Welcome to Amerika. You have been assimilated.

This. You.. You... You... fuck I miss task music.
#AndrewBorntragerYouCunt #GailsMuzakFails #NostalgiaSublime___Welcome to Amerika. You have been assimilated.

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2014-08-23 05:41:52 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 27 +1s)

LOL.
Via +Gail Grimm 

Take the Dick Cheney Challenge___LOL.
Via +Gail Grimm 

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2014-08-23 05:27:57 (34 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)

The age-old vi vs EMACS debate, summarised.
Via +James Cariello, in one of +Yonatan Zunger's posts.
#vi   #emacs   #religiouspersecution   #flamewars  

The age-old vi vs EMACS debate, summarised.
Via +James Cariello, in one of +Yonatan Zunger's posts.
#vi   #emacs   #religiouspersecution   #flamewars  ___

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