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Eustacia Tan1,147The discussion this time was pretty short, so I'm skipping the voting part and moving straight into announcing the theme/asking for submissions. And the theme for the next issue is.... *drumroll* _*CHARACTERS*_ _What we're looking for_ - Blogposts/book reviews/pictures/memes/really anything goes on the theme (characters) - Book reviews (on books by first-time authors/small publishers/self-published authors or on writing) - Announcements about your new book/your friend's new book/giveaways - Cover photo (about characters).  _How to submit_ - Email me (if you don't have my email, shoot me a message) - Use a private share.  _Deadline_ 23 April 2014 (If you're going to be a day or two late, let me know in advance so that I can make space for your post) _Additional information_ If this is your first time contributing, please send a short introduction of yourself (with links to your website/google+ page/etc if you want).  Thank you! Please feel free to spread the word(:An Excuse for Company May 2014 Issue2014-04-23 12:00:007 
Henry A. Otero (Hanko9)131,243The HISTORY® original series Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok _(Travis Fimmel)_, a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore—and raid—the distant shores across the ocean. His ambition puts him at odds with local chieftain Earl Haraldson _(Gabriel Byrne)_, who insists on sending his raiders to the impoverished east rather than the uncharted west. When Ragnar teams up with his boat builder friend Floki _(Gustaf Skarsgard)_ to craft a new generation of intrepid ships capable of conquering the rough northern seas, the stage is set for conflict. But for all its warfare and bloodshed, Vikings is also a story of family and brotherhood, capturing the love and affection between Ragnar and his wife, Lagertha _(Katheryn Winnick)_, a respected warrior in her own right. It is the tale of Ragnar’s brother Rollo _(Clive Standen)_, a fierce fighter who simmers with jealously; of Earl Haraldson’s wife Siggy _(Jessalyn Gilsig)_, a dutiful beauty who may be less than loyal; and of the monk Athelstan _(George Blagden)_, whose Christian morals clash with the Vikings’ pagan society. As ambition and innovation rattle a civilization, these characters will be put to the test—and their way of life will never be the same again. Vikings was created and written by Michael Hirst _(Elizabeth, The Tudors)_. Vikings, HISTORY's first scripted series, premieres Sunday 3.3.13 at 10/9c. http://history.com/vikings Add the +Vikings Circle Page to your TV Show circles for show updates and... Join the Vikings G+ Community to discuss the show and each episode! https://plus.google.com/communities/114114270073600513051 #Vikings  Vikings [Series Premiere]2013-03-04 04:00:0081 
Fringe +7,006Fringe returns for its 5th and Final Season! If you plan to watch Episode 1: Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11 with the rest of us Fringies the night it airs, make sure to mark yourself "yes" as going and share this G+ event with a friend.  Watch Season 4's Episode 19 "Letters of Transit" here: http://www.fox.com/fringe/full-episodes/14534589/letters-of-transit On the Season Premiere Episode of #FRINGE ... The fifth and final season picks up from the ominous events of last season’s “Letters of Transit” episode, in which the year is 2036 and the overpowering Observers rule. The Fringe team – preserved in amber for 20 years - is now a rebel resistance team fighting for freedom. Peter, reunited with his now adult daughter, Etta, sets out to find out what happened to his wife and Etta’s mom – Olivia – as they start their mission to save the world from the Observers.Fringe [Season 5 Premiere] - Transilience Thought Unifier Model-112012-09-29 03:00:001096 

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Shashi S9,821SHARING MY HAIKU GROUP MEMBERS ON GOOGLE PLUS...___________________________________________________________These are some of the amazing POETS AND AUTHORS  I found in HAIKU GROUP and thought of sharing them with you all .(IF YOU GOT A NOTIFICATION, THEN YOU ARE ALREADY IN THE CIRCLE)If you would like to join in my next group of amazing content creator and interactive GPlussers  ...1) Please add me in your circle.2) Please comment below3) Please share this circle4) JOIN HAIKU GROUP @ https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/112897607978453221696__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#Engagers #SocialMedia #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared#SharedCircle #EngagersCircle #SocialMediaMarketing #Google#Google+ #GooglePlusTips #PublicCircle #circleoftheday   #HaikuCircle   #haiku  2015-02-20 06:35:22416000
Ryan Johnson25,620This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare  #sri_lanka #colombo #australia #adelaide #australia #cairns #australia #darwin #australia #hobart #new_zealand #auckland #new_zealand #wellington #papua_new_guinea #papua_new_guinea #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday 2015-02-19 07:57:44415234
Robert Connor31,716This is a shared circle of people that help G+ to grow.Share and be shared.If you like this Circle, please share this post and Circle. If you want to be in the next circle, share this circle and post a comment here!#CircleSharing #Circle #Circles #CircleOfTheDay #razil #goiania #ilheus #londrina #manaus #natal #avegantes #porto_algere #porto_seguro #porto_velho #recife #rio_de_janeiro #salvador #sao_paulo #teresina #itoria #chile #chile #santiago #colombia #colombia #bogota #colombia #cali #colombia #medellin #ecuador #ecuador #guayaquil #ecuador #quito #guyana #guyana #georgetown #paraguay 2015-02-16 10:54:24331322
setyo aji0The Amazing  #Circle - Just Do It!#sports #triathlons #marathons #triathlon #exercise #health #nutrition #running #biking #swimming #Sport #FridaySharedCircle #SharedCircle of #sportlover #sportmen #sportwomen  #Sport #FridaySharedCircle #SharedCircle of #sportlover #sportmen #sportwomen 2015-02-14 13:01:18491010
steph wanamaker112,626#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle !2015-02-13 17:59:3220547252
Technology Pools262May be of interest...People who live, work and play in #London  #circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #bristol #somerset #london #britain 2015-02-10 07:59:34490011
Technology Pools262The Amazing  #Circle - Just Do It!#sports #triathlons #marathons #triathlon #exercise #health #nutrition #running #biking #swimming #Sport #FridaySharedCircle #SharedCircle of #sportlover #sportmen #sportwomen  #Sport #FridaySharedCircle #SharedCircle of #sportlover #sportmen #sportwomen   www.technologypools.co.uk2015-02-09 11:25:10491000
John Hannah12,699Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #elfopower #social #socialmedia #socialmediamarketing #socialnetworks #Mentoring #Sustainable #Music #NaturePhotography #Metabolic #Nonprofit #NonviolentProtest #Online #OnlineEducation #OpenSource #Oregon #Organic #Organization #vascular #Organizational #OrganizationalDevelopment #diabetic #Philosophy #Diabetes #Photography #Photovoltaic #pharma 2015-02-06 10:38:244397418
steph wanamaker111,805#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle 2015-01-23 18:05:3322022020
steph wanamaker111,805#followfriday  here is my subscription circle! I get notified because they are the cream of the crop!2015-01-23 18:00:4465203
Circles and Photography36,093Builders 10   1.21.15Add this circle to Build-up your G+ network! Please ReShare.#circleoftheday #circleshare  #circlesharing     #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles       #sharedpublicircles  #circle 2015-01-21 09:00:34419020
steph wanamaker111,441#followfriday  Here is my awesome  men who comment circle 2015-01-16 16:20:1121957458
steph wanamaker111,441#followfriday  this is my subscription circle I get all the notifies from these peeps!2015-01-16 16:08:2564707
Brian Mcquillan19,804Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #Gif #Cute #Anime #Animals #Online #Life #CatLovers #Cat #FunnyPics #Quote #Art #CaturdayEveryday #QuoteOfTheDay #Truth #Dog #Dogs #XD #Meme #LOL #Humor #Cute #Anime #Gif #Animals #Cat #CatLovers #Art #Online #Cats #Life #FunnyPics #CaturdayEveryday #Dog #Quote #Dogs #Truth #Manga 2015-01-15 07:18:52498323
John Cleese10,248Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!#circleoftheday #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #myseoissocial #besocial #socializethesocial #trust #circles #circleshare #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers #social #socialnetworking #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #googleplus #communities #topsocialcircle #influencers #influencer #socialnetworking #betrustable #popularitycircle #trustablesharedcircle #cerchiacondivisa #circuloscompartidos #smiletolife2015-01-15 05:26:16493000
Harry Day13,177*If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!4. Publicly share this circle...!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!*#photography  #circlesharingforthepeopleplc  #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #circlethursday #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #frankfurt #germany #hamburg #germany #munich #greece #greece #athens #greece #heraklion #greece #rhodes #portugal #funchal #portugal #lisbon #portugal 2015-01-09 10:32:47496112
Noah Wesley16,318This is a public circle of Photographers and Photography loversTo increase your chances of inclusion in future circles please leave a comment when sharing the circle.If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include +ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC PHOTOGRAPHERS  • Comment on this postIf you like what you find in this circle, please share it with your followers to help these individuals reach a wider audience. I will share more circles of those I find Inspiring in the future#beautifulpictures #beautifulplaces #amazingphotos #port_moresby #papua_new_guinea #wasu #ominican_republic #dominican_republic #santo_domingo #jamaica #jamaica #kingston #jamaica #montego_bay #puerto_rico #puerto_rico #san_juan #costa_rica #costa_rica #san_jose #guatemala #guatemala #guatemala_city #mexico #mexico #acapulco #mexico #cancun #mexico #guadalajara #mexico #mexico_city #mexico 2015-01-06 06:54:13473333
Ercan Çakir4,538 VIP-Circles-01#circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer   #topphotographer   #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome   #AwesomePeople   #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #weeklyreview #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   2015-01-05 06:06:41500000
Ercan Çakir4,538VIP-Circles-01 ------------------------------------- #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer   #topphotographer   #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome   #AwesomePeople   #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #weeklyreview #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle 2015-01-05 06:05:00500000
Ercan Çakir4,538 VIP-Circles-01#circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer   #topphotographer   #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome   #AwesomePeople   #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #weeklyreview #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   2015-01-05 06:03:49500002
Ercan Çakir4,538VIP-Circles-1 -------------------------------------- #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer   #topphotographer   #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome   #AwesomePeople   #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #weeklyreview #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   2015-01-05 06:02:39500002
Ken Krell1,156Here’s a circle of  #SuperEngagers . This is a shared circle of people that have followed me and have excellent influence in Marketing and Sales.If you add them, you will have an even better Google Plus experience as they add you to their circles, plus, share and comment on your posts.======================================================Just follow these simple steps:1. Make sure you have already added me into your circles2. Plus3. Comment and 4. Reshare this post* in PUBLIC, YOUR CIRCLES AND EXTENDED CIRCLES======================================================*Please make sure you plus, reshare and comment on the Original Post otherwise I may miss it.2015-01-03 07:52:30230000
Berry Canote5,939It has been a long while since I shared a circle. These are folks that I look forward to seeing their posts. I need to really add more folks to it as there are a lot of folks I interact with not in the circle.2015-01-01 16:56:50137101
Ken Krell999Here’s a circle of   #Engagers2015 . This is a shared circle of people that have followed me and have excellent influence in Marketing and Sales.If you add them, you will have an even better Google Plus experience as they add you to their circles, plus, share and comment on your posts.======================================================Just follow these simple steps:1. Make sure you have already added me into your circles2. Plus3. Comment and 4. Reshare this post* in PUBLIC, YOUR CIRCLES AND EXTENDED CIRCLES======================================================*Please make sure you plus, reshare and comment on the Original Post otherwise I may miss it.2014-12-29 14:15:53229000
Robert Connor27,004This is a shared circle of people that help G+ to grow.Share and be shared.If you like this Circle, please share this post and Circle. If you want to be in the next circle, share this circle and post a comment here!#CircleSharing #Circle #Circles #CircleOfTheDay #uk #SharedCircleOfTheDay #SharedCircles #SharedPublicCircles #Engagers #london #Shared #Google #travel #EngagersCircle #SocialMedia #SocialMediaMarketing #SEO #ADD #Google+ #ShareCircle #SharingCircles #Marketing #GooglePlusTips2014-12-22 10:21:504916668122
Doris Scott284#circleshare #circle #circlesharing #circlesunday   2014-12-14 13:58:08500639
steph wanamaker110,672this is my awesome men who comment circle!2014-12-12 18:57:5221166266
steph wanamaker110,550#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle! hoop em up and your stream will be perfect!#circleshare2014-12-05 17:06:0120851261
Circles and Photography34,575Builders 10     11.28.2014Add this circle to Build-up your G+ network! Please ReShare.#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2014-11-29 03:30:05421016
steph wanamaker110,421#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle!  circle them up and your stream will be perfect !2014-11-28 17:04:4720324026
Kenneth Nicholson9,952This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle  #circleshare  #circlesharing  #circles  2014-11-26 12:05:55374636297
Allan watson12,311This is a circle I created a few months ago and am now sharing with you in hopes that we can all benefit and grow our online presence.  This circle rewards those who take part in interaction as seen below..  Everyone in this circle continues to add followers.  IN 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.#Lebanon #Tajikistan #SharedCircles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle2014-11-18 10:35:46487648
Ryan Johnson18,123Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles  #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle  #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing  #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles2014-11-14 11:49:16496482651
Moe Tousignant7,145RPG Circle ShareIn this circle are a group of people somehow related to RPGs. They may be writers, developers, publishers, fans or fanatics. There are artists, layout experts, mappers and cartographers. Everyone here has chosen their G+ identity to start with either an H or an I.If you choose to circle any of them I suggest you say hi. I do this by putting anyone I just circled into a "new people" circle. Then I can send a message out to that circle introducing myself. After that I sort them into my usual sorting system (which as you can tell includes alphabetically broken down RPG folk).2014-10-18 15:53:5085000
steph wanamaker108,346#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle!2014-10-17 13:48:5620335337
steph wanamaker107,669#followfriday   my must read circle !  +AccuraCast and  +Scredible you are in here!2014-10-03 20:01:5048815
Scotty REwing25,330My artists circle consists of nearly 1500 people but G+ only allows a share of 500. Lame. Here is the 500 G+ allowed me to share with you. Some great art coming through my feed everyday and I love it. 2014-09-19 17:33:38500703
steph wanamaker107,379#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle2014-09-19 15:57:0019957047
Moe Tousignant7,110RPG Circle Share - H-IWhat you have here is a circle of gamers. All of these people have something to do with RPG gaming. It's a mix of designers, publishers, map makers, artists, writers, fans and fanatics. Each of these people have chosen to have their G+ user name start with either an H or an I.2014-09-16 16:49:1990002
steph wanamaker106,513#followfriday  This is my awesome men who comment circle2014-08-29 14:59:4519872262
steph wanamaker106,076#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle!2014-08-15 19:12:4919676366
Richard Green77,832Engagers Showcase Circle, August 7, 2014If I sent you a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Our cat, Chesterhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ToxRHsMHytsFibonacci numbers and corridors of width 4https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gCTyaSV4ugzWalk in the rainhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gVPzuv7aKHALenticular cloud (reshared from +Sean R. Heavey)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/giTgt4PUd1GGlass Paperweight by Paul Stankardhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/fLfKWxFj3f2“Mathematistan” by Martin Kuppehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/AcUBb8Y9uBjCat's back on the menu, boys!https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/aP3cZEnaqquWaterfall (reshared from +Keith Boone)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/S2pmsTTyiZzOak tree at “The Pig”https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/cv8pi2ffX1NThe Bargate, Southamptonhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/LsYSEpUS1bLCosmos flowerhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/KqvLW32KyXfThe Ashton Memorialhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/aK1E3XqWWSSThrough the castle windowhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/MT7uBM2SUt7Friedman numbershttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/32tzjfB8NnMThe Norfolk Knifehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/DHf4jfSkUKKThe lake at Wyresdale Parkhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/3xFACaympiNCastle of the Clouds2014-08-07 21:46:51451213121238
steph wanamaker105,275#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle !2014-07-18 16:26:0820355655
Trendii3,035They +1 everything! Awesome group of people to add!#CircleShare#CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#SharedPublicCircles#GooglePlusTips#Google+#Engagers#Google#CircleSunday#CircleOfTheWeek#PublicCircle#EngagersCircle#Share#engagersshowcasecircle#PublicSharedCircles#CircleofFriends#SharingCircles#Circles2014-07-11 11:51:034887611
Matt Massaro27,929Sunday Engagers & Awesome People Circle +1, Add, & Share! Thank you! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!  #CircleSunday   #sunday   #circle   #awesome   #engagers   #googleplus   #friends   #circles   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #circlesharing  2014-07-07 01:08:174874665111
steph wanamaker104,936#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle ! Happy Weekend2014-06-27 17:07:25203661170
Maria Morisot32,165Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle11 June, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-06-11 13:19:112997072102
Ryan Johnson6,525Circle of FriendsTo get in, and to ensure you stay in     #circleoffriends    you need to do the following:1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.3. If possible, leave a comment on this post.#circleshared #circlesdiscovery #shared #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #fashion #fashionphotography #WorldCup #Software #SwiftKey #Wednesday #Files #Hyderabad  #SouthAfrica2014-06-11 12:06:07474221239
hoang thao0We are funny circle :))2014-06-04 02:38:49171102
John Nuntiatio36,773#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #football #tennis #golf #photography #health #weightloss  2014-05-19 21:53:11494136

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In the men's room, washing my hands, when I hear a phone ring in one of the stalls. The guy answers it and starts a long, involved, apparently business call.

So I waved my hand at the towel dispenser and had it noisily roll me out a paper towel, which I ripped off with vigor.

Who answers a phone while they're sitting on the toilet? 

In the men's room, washing my hands, when I hear a phone ring in one of the stalls. The guy answers it and starts a long, involved, apparently business call.

So I waved my hand at the towel dispenser and had it noisily roll me out a paper towel, which I ripped off with vigor.

Who answers a phone while they're sitting on the toilet? ___

2015-02-25 03:47:02 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

As I'm looking at the blurbs for various indie books I came across this:
"They emerge from a secluded cabin to find marshal law instituted..."

Please hire a good editor before you publish your book.

As I'm looking at the blurbs for various indie books I came across this:
"They emerge from a secluded cabin to find marshal law instituted..."

Please hire a good editor before you publish your book.___

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2015-02-25 00:47:06 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

#KillerRobots

Should robots be able to decide who to kill and who not to kill without human intervention?

Sure, we already have weapons on fixed platforms that will fire when a target is within a certain range. but that mode has to be turned on by a human in specific circumstances.  Can we possibly make artificial intelligence that can decide who or what is a threat on the battlefield without the risk of significant collateral damage?

And of course, what if the programming broke, and the robots were out of control?

#KillerRobots

Should robots be able to decide who to kill and who not to kill without human intervention?

Sure, we already have weapons on fixed platforms that will fire when a target is within a certain range. but that mode has to be turned on by a human in specific circumstances.  Can we possibly make artificial intelligence that can decide who or what is a threat on the battlefield without the risk of significant collateral damage?

And of course, what if the programming broke, and the robots were out of control?___

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2015-02-24 20:59:56 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, grrrrrr!

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, grrrrrr!___

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2015-02-24 01:43:46 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Just because a movie has superheros or aliens doesn't mean that it's a bad movie. 


h/t to +Lisa Cohen 

Good film is good film. ___Just because a movie has superheros or aliens doesn't mean that it's a bad movie. 


h/t to +Lisa Cohen 

2015-02-24 00:55:42 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Last week, because of weather and flu, I worked at home all week.  Tomorrow will be my first day back in the office in 11 days. Cabin fever no more.

I've heard this flu thing is hitting everybody pretty hard in this area.  How it's going where you are?

Last week, because of weather and flu, I worked at home all week.  Tomorrow will be my first day back in the office in 11 days. Cabin fever no more.

I've heard this flu thing is hitting everybody pretty hard in this area.  How it's going where you are?___

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2015-02-22 19:34:24 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

This is a good deal, and it's for a good cause.

Have I mentioned the recent Humble Bundle yet here on G+?

It's your chance to get over 100 dollars of DRM-Free ebooks for super cheap.

What's more, a chunk of the proceeds will go to my charity, Worldbuilders.

There are some great books in there by great authors. Including one of my favorite books of all time...

It's a limited time offer, so you might want to head over there and check it out sooner rather than later.

Spread the word,

pat


https://www.humblebundle.com/books___This is a good deal, and it's for a good cause.

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2015-02-22 17:58:03 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

This is a superhero origin story just waiting to happen.

Could GMO Spider Venom May Be the Next Viagra?

in a series of elegant experiments, PnTx2-6, the active compound in wandering spider venom, was confirmed as a biological version of Viagra. Even better, it appears to have fewer side effects than existing ED drugs (in mice, anyway). Once the usefulness of wandering spider venom was conclusively demonstrated, the next problem became how to make enough of it to conduct clinical trials.___This is a superhero origin story just waiting to happen.

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2015-02-22 16:52:35 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

"Feminism is gendered not because women want to be treated better in the future but because they're being treated worse right now. Insisting on "equalism" means defining yourself by ignoring that fact. As if sexism, street harassment, pay differences, and rape threats affect genders equally. But the only way everyone could be affected equally is if we were conquered by the universe's worst aliens. And should we enter that dark space-future, and you get the job as commander of Babylon 5 with its dozens of alien races, then sure, equalism will be the way to go. But here on Earth we have a gender spectrum with two definite poles, and one of them is clearly treated worse than the other".

Like the Daily Show, one almost has to rely on comedy venues to get reporting that actually gets to the heart of the matter. And lately, on issues of equality, Cracked has been knocking it out of the park.

Also, though I refuse to enter the den of iniquity, the comments section is apparently a goldmine of examples of pretty much all eight things from the article, and not in an ironic way so much as in the usual "comments on articles about feminism prove the need for feminism" sort of way.___"Feminism is gendered not because women want to be treated better in the future but because they're being treated worse right now. Insisting on "equalism" means defining yourself by ignoring that fact. As if sexism, street harassment, pay differences, and rape threats affect genders equally. But the only way everyone could be affected equally is if we were conquered by the universe's worst aliens. And should we enter that dark space-future, and you get the job as commander of Babylon 5 with its dozens of alien races, then sure, equalism will be the way to go. But here on Earth we have a gender spectrum with two definite poles, and one of them is clearly treated worse than the other".

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2015-02-22 04:13:16 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Dog classified ads from a universe other than our own.

Most bizarre and entertaining fake dog classifieds ever. :]___Dog classified ads from a universe other than our own.

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2015-02-22 02:50:10 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

I haven't watched Two and a Half Men for a couple of years, but I had to watch the series finale, just to see if Charlie would make a cameo.  It was one of the strangest finales I've ever seen.  

Did anybody else watch it?  What did you think?

I haven't watched Two and a Half Men for a couple of years, but I had to watch the series finale, just to see if Charlie would make a cameo.  It was one of the strangest finales I've ever seen.  

Did anybody else watch it?  What did you think?___

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2015-02-22 00:24:17 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Remember the replicators on Star Trek?  They're almost here.

Remember the replicators on Star Trek?  They're almost here.___

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2015-02-21 23:18:32 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Yes, there are restaurants where you can eat outside with your dog.  Check it out.

Yes, there are restaurants where you can eat outside with your dog.  Check it out.___

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2015-02-21 19:04:49 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Did your city make the list?

Did your city make the list?___

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2015-02-21 18:42:17 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

A new rising sport: medieval longsword fighting.  Using five and six hundred year old manuals, the art of longsword fighting has been resurrected.

A new rising sport: medieval longsword fighting.  Using five and six hundred year old manuals, the art of longsword fighting has been resurrected.___

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2015-02-21 17:33:32 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

#SaturdayScenes  

This is from my unpublished novel, Policing Reality.

Chapter 3 - Hermes

Colt packed a week's worth of clothes and took them out to the car.  He looked at the card the Chief had given him.  The address was in North Highland, south of 23rd Street.  New Beginnings.  Hah.  More like holding onto what he had and not losing it.  If he didn't go to Rehab, he'd be off the Force, and he'd never have a chance to do anything about the death of his friend.  And he still wasn't convinced that Susie had left him.  But for right now, he was out of options.

It took about twenty minutes for him to drive over.  It was a large white one story building on a corner, with trees on one side and more buildings on the other. A sign above the door, in large gold letters on a dark blue background, said New Beginnings.  This must be theplace.
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#SaturdayScenes  

This is from my unpublished novel, Policing Reality.

Chapter 3 - Hermes

Colt packed a week's worth of clothes and took them out to the car.  He looked at the card the Chief had given him.  The address was in North Highland, south of 23rd Street.  New Beginnings.  Hah.  More like holding onto what he had and not losing it.  If he didn't go to Rehab, he'd be off the Force, and he'd never have a chance to do anything about the death of his friend.  And he still wasn't convinced that Susie had left him.  But for right now, he was out of options.

It took about twenty minutes for him to drive over.  It was a large white one story building on a corner, with trees on one side and more buildings on the other. A sign above the door, in large gold letters on a dark blue background, said New Beginnings.  This must be the place.

 He parked, hesitated for a minute, and then went inside.  He was in a large foyer with walls painted institution beige, with a few landscape paintings on the walls.  There were  hallways on both sides of the opposite wall and a glassed-in area in the middle with a receptionist.  She was an older lady dressed in a nurse's uniform.

"I'm Colt Darden.  My boss, Chief Johnston, sent me over here," he told her.

"Mr. Darden, we've been expecting you," the receptionist said.  "Let's get you checked in."

After check-in, he sat on the bed in his room, reading from the folder they'd given him with his schedule and the treatment philosophy for the center.  "Self-Reliance, Issue Resolution, Finding Serenity", he read.  

"Self-Reliance: this center can provide valuable support that's critical to success.  But you, and only you, can determine what happens to you.  We teach you how to live without alcohol."

"Issue Resolution: We'll teach you resolution techniques that will give you confidence in your problem solving skills.

"Serenity:  we will help you find peace by molding a program that's specific for you, using our highly trained and qualified counselors."

Good luck with any of those.  Maybe he really did need treatment.  

An orderly came to his room, and walked with him to intake.  He spent an hour with a doctor that did a physical exam then asked him questions about his health. 

He was taken to another room, with a couch instead of a physical exam table.  A doctor stepped through from a door in the back of the room  

"I'm Doctor Winger," she said.  "Could you tell me why you checked yourself in? Oh, and go ahead and have a seat of the couch."

He sat down, but he wasn't going to lay down on the couch.  "I checked myself in because I thought if I didn't that I would be fired."

"Fair enough.  Now, have you had any unusual stress in your life lately?"

"My best friend is probably dead, killed by a breach.  My fiancee is missing.  And now my boss has sent me to an alcohol rehab center.  Is that stress enough for you?"

She flipped through some screens on her tablet.  "According to your therapist at work, you've been doing well, with no unusual problems.  Did you tell your therapist that you were drinking?"

"Listen, I probably have one or two drinks a night at home.  Is that a problem?"

"You mean, like last night, when, according to this report that your Chief forwarded to me, the deputy says that you were 'belligerent' and 'clearly drunk'.  Drinking at home is not a problem.  Drinking and being arrested is most definitely a problem.

"Our purpose here is to help you learn to deal with your problems without the use of alcohol.  Your first group session is scheduled for 1:30, after lunch.  You can go ahead to lunch now, we're done."  She left the room.

Well, that went well.  Okay, not really.  As he was going towards the dining room, he saw a World Wide Delivery worker in the standard dark blue uniform standing at the nurses station.  "Here's your package," he said to the nurse behind the desk, and drew out what looked like a small silver staff with intertwined snakes on it and pointed it at her.  She slumped back in her chair and began to snore.

"Hey, what's going on!"  yelled another nurse, who could have doubled as a bouncer.  The man in blue zipped over to where the person yelling was, about 15 feet away,in the blink of an eye.  He touched the staff to the nurse's head, and he crumpled to the carpeted floor and began to snore also..  What the hell, nobody could move that fast.

The man in blue walked over to him.  "Try to hold down on the disbelief, please, this job is hard enough.  I'm Hermes.  Oh, and this 'silver staff' you keep thinking about is  a caduceus.  What ever happened to classical education?"

"Hermes?" Colt said.

"Yeah, Hermes, Greek God.  Keep up.  My brother said you were a lot of trouble, and I can see why."

"Brother?"

"Remember, Hephaestus?  Metatron? You've met so many gods in your line of work that you don't remember all of them?"

"Just shut up for a minute, okay? " He paused. Looking down at Hermes feet, he saw small golden wings on the inside and outside of the god's ankles, flapping inpatiently.

"Why are you here?  Do you have a message for me from a god?"  This was getting crazier and crazier.

"It depends on what or who you call a god nowadays.  It's been confusing since the Rupture.  All I know is, he called, and I answered."

"Who called you, what are you talking about? You have a message for me?"

"Yes, it's from Carnivean, Overlord of the Greater Darkness.  He says that he has Susie.  He says, how does it feel to be alone?"

"That doesn't make sense.  This sounds like something personal.  I don't know a Carnivean.  Where was he when he gave you this message?"

"He was at the center of what you call the Gateway Breach.  He used to be called Darius Baine."

Colt put a hand on his forehead.  Darius was alive.  But somehow, he wasn't Darius any more.  And he'd taken Susie!

"Listen," Hermes said, "You need to go. Here's my free tip for the day: the one who you loved before has the answers to saving the one you love now.  But you need to be sure that you make the right choice.

"Oh, the center has no record of you checking in, and the request from your Chief is no longer in their system.  You're welcome."  Hermes tipped his hat, and he was gone.

By the time he got back to his house, Trish had already come and gotten Benny.  That was good, it gave him about a week to do whatever he had to do.  He had to take stock and figure this out.

First, it looked liked Darius might be gone.  Whether he'd become a god, or been taken over by an breach-invader, it might not be possible to change him back.  But he had to try to make him revert.

Second, Susie hadn't run off, she was evidently a captive.  If it meant taking Darius down to get Susie out of their, he'd have to do that.
Third, that breach was still expanding.  Even if he made Darius revert, there was no way of knowing if Darius could take control of the breach.  It would be better to assume that he couldn't, which meant that they'd have to send another Shifter in.  But that would have to wait until Susie was out, and Darius was taken care of, one way or the other.

He needed a way to make sure that his mission would succeed.  He thought back on what Hermes had said.  The one he loved before.  Who could that be?

Then the answer came to him.  Eris.  It was Eris, stuck inside the Oklahoma State Fair Tower Breach.  Which meant that he'd have to go inside the Tower.  Would she even remember him? Or would she be totally alien, and gone from him forever? ___

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2015-02-21 17:14:37 (6 comments, 8 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Is this true?

___Is this true?

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2015-02-21 16:37:19 (42 comments, 96 reshares, 454 +1s)Open 

Your pet is a part of your family.  Please don't turn them over to an animal shelter.

Your pet is a part of your family.  Please don't turn them over to an animal shelter.___

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2015-02-21 15:27:16 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

It looks like there was a cat or raccoon or something on our front porch last night. The dogs, of course, slept through it.

It looks like there was a cat or raccoon or something on our front porch last night. The dogs, of course, slept through it.___

2015-02-21 03:57:31 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

#IcepocalypseNow

My back deck steps are coated with ice.  If I put down the pet-safe ice melt, it will be washed away by the freezing rain and sleet.

Of course, Gizmo wanted to go out and run around the yard for his last walk tonight, instead of letting me stay at the top of the steps while he went to the bottom and peed. I managed not to fall, but it was slippery.  A few years ago when I fell on ice I was in physical therapy for five weeks.

I hate freezing rain, and sleet.  I hate Winter. 

I'm glad it's going to get above freezing tomorrow.

#IcepocalypseNow

My back deck steps are coated with ice.  If I put down the pet-safe ice melt, it will be washed away by the freezing rain and sleet.

Of course, Gizmo wanted to go out and run around the yard for his last walk tonight, instead of letting me stay at the top of the steps while he went to the bottom and peed. I managed not to fall, but it was slippery.  A few years ago when I fell on ice I was in physical therapy for five weeks.

I hate freezing rain, and sleet.  I hate Winter. 

I'm glad it's going to get above freezing tomorrow.___

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2015-02-21 03:17:43 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

This is interesting.  Would you do this?

This is interesting.  Would you do this?___

2015-02-20 21:01:09 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Two days of zero or below morning temps. The good news is the temperature will rise to above freezing tomorrow. The bad news is that there will be freezing rain tonight, changing into sleet early tomorrow morning. Yay.

Since I'm working, my wife went to the grocery store. She said it was packed with people. I'm hoping that most of the various forms of frozen water outside will melt by tomorrow afternoon.

Is it Spring yet?


Two days of zero or below morning temps. The good news is the temperature will rise to above freezing tomorrow. The bad news is that there will be freezing rain tonight, changing into sleet early tomorrow morning. Yay.

Since I'm working, my wife went to the grocery store. She said it was packed with people. I'm hoping that most of the various forms of frozen water outside will melt by tomorrow afternoon.

Is it Spring yet?
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2015-02-20 20:10:47 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

#ReadingIsFundamental

So far this year I've read 22 books. Spending between 2 to 3 hours a day on public transit gives me time to do that. I read thrillers, horror, science fiction, fantasy and YA mostly?

Do you read fiction? What's your favorite genre?

The list, if you're curious: Caliban's War, The First Fifteen Lives of Henry August, Meta Zero One, Homecoming, This Book is Full of Spiders, Strands of Sorrow, Time and Time Again, Gods of Risk, Redemption Song, Nightfall, Black Dog, The Way into Magic, Through Many Fires, The Way into Darkness, Something More Than Night, The Fire Seekers, Willful Child, Die and Stay Dead, The Kraken Project, Fracture, Ancillary Justice, Stranger, Leviathan Wakes

#ReadingIsFundamental

So far this year I've read 22 books. Spending between 2 to 3 hours a day on public transit gives me time to do that. I read thrillers, horror, science fiction, fantasy and YA mostly?

Do you read fiction? What's your favorite genre?

The list, if you're curious: Caliban's War, The First Fifteen Lives of Henry August, Meta Zero One, Homecoming, This Book is Full of Spiders, Strands of Sorrow, Time and Time Again, Gods of Risk, Redemption Song, Nightfall, Black Dog, The Way into Magic, Through Many Fires, The Way into Darkness, Something More Than Night, The Fire Seekers, Willful Child, Die and Stay Dead, The Kraken Project, Fracture, Ancillary Justice, Stranger, Leviathan Wakes___

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2015-02-19 18:59:50 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Unions are important. As union membership declines, the gap between workers and upper level management increases.

H/t to +Irreverent Monk

In which I make a rare confession for a columnist:  I was wrong about something truly important....___Unions are important. As union membership declines, the gap between workers and upper level management increases.

H/t to +Irreverent Monk

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2015-02-19 18:15:33 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

A vast improvement in genetic engineering.Conditions caused by faulty genes may become a thing of the past. And after that, designer genes?

This is one of the reasons why the next ten years will not look like the last ten years.


http://www.businessinsider.com/the-biggest-biotech-discovery-of-the-century-is-about-to-change-medicine-forever-2015-2?IR=T___A vast improvement in genetic engineering.Conditions caused by faulty genes may become a thing of the past. And after that, designer genes?

2015-02-19 16:35:32 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

#SiberianExpress

This morning it was below zero fahrenheit, almost a record for this time of year. This is my fourth day working from home.

It's so cold that when my dogs go out in the snow-covered backyard they start to limp after about five minutes. We've tried booties and they just pull them off.

How is your day today? 

#SiberianExpress

This morning it was below zero fahrenheit, almost a record for this time of year. This is my fourth day working from home.

It's so cold that when my dogs go out in the snow-covered backyard they start to limp after about five minutes. We've tried booties and they just pull them off.

How is your day today? ___

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2015-02-18 21:02:31 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

#TVpilots2015

Some of the pilots that caught my eye:
The Brainy Bunch
Dr. Ken
Boom
Broad Squad
Supergirl
Scream Queens
Minority Report
Strange Calls
Blindspot
Warrior
Cheerleader Death Squad
Cordon

Do any of the pilots in the article look interesting?



#TVpilots2015

Some of the pilots that caught my eye:
The Brainy Bunch
Dr. Ken
Boom
Broad Squad
Supergirl
Scream Queens
Minority Report
Strange Calls
Blindspot
Warrior
Cheerleader Death Squad
Cordon

Do any of the pilots in the article look interesting?

___

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2015-02-18 17:30:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Paris is guarding the door.

Paris is guarding the door.___

2015-02-18 02:41:24 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Paradox much?

Reshare this if you hate posts that ask you to reblog based on your agreement with a conditional statement.___Paradox much?

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2015-02-17 22:32:19 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Why is this true? Why can't US auto makers do this?

H/t to +christina Fisher

This is 100% true. Damned socialists, and their constitution that includes provisions for workers!
http://www.forbes.com/…/germany-builds-twice-as-many-cars-…/___Why is this true? Why can't US auto makers do this?

H/t to +christina Fisher

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2015-02-16 21:27:52 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Is killing ever justified? What if that's the only way to stop that person from killing other people?

Can killing ever be completely justified?  Is it possible to commit guilt-free killing and not be a psychopath?  Yes to both. Given the right circumstances.  Read the blog. What do you think?___Is killing ever justified? What if that's the only way to stop that person from killing other people?

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2015-02-16 19:35:04 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

About 4 inches here in Kirkwood, Missouri. 

About 4 inches here in Kirkwood, Missouri. ___

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2015-02-16 18:01:08 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

For shame.

What good are cameras if officers can shut them off? ___For shame.

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2015-02-16 16:23:17 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

I can't even.

I must have this shirt.___I can't even.

2015-02-16 03:36:30 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

#SnowpocalypseAverted  

The weather forecasters have changed the 6 to 10 inches of snow forecast to 3 to 6 inches.  Not that it matters to me since I'll be working from home tomorrow anyway.

When I was in the Navy we used to call the forecasters Weather Guessers.  It seems that's still true.

#SnowpocalypseAverted  

The weather forecasters have changed the 6 to 10 inches of snow forecast to 3 to 6 inches.  Not that it matters to me since I'll be working from home tomorrow anyway.

When I was in the Navy we used to call the forecasters Weather Guessers.  It seems that's still true.___

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2015-02-16 00:41:06 (18 comments, 4 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

I'm German on my father's side.  St Louis has a lot of German influence, in addition to the French influence.

In the United States, German-Americans constitute the largest single ethnic group http://econ.st/1E7royv___I'm German on my father's side.  St Louis has a lot of German influence, in addition to the French influence.

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2015-02-15 03:04:01 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day, women of G+, part two___Happy Valentine's Day!

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2015-02-15 01:31:54 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

#SaturdayScenes  

From my unpublished novel, Policing Reality.

Chapter 2 - Out of Control

When he got up that morning, Susie wasn't in bed.  She wasn't in the kitchen or dining room, either.  With Bailey gone to spend a week with Susie's parents, Colt was by himself.  He wondered where Susie had gone, but he wasn't too worried about it.  She probably had some errand to run, and she'd just forgot to tell him.  He fixed himself some breakfast and hurried in to work.

Headquarters seemed subdued when he walked in.  Nobody talking, nobody laughing, nobody sharing stories. He needed to go to the source to find out what was going on, so he went to the Chief's office and knocked on the door.  He heard, "Come in!" through the door, and opened the door and went into the office.

"Close the door and take a seat,Colt,&q... more »

#SaturdayScenes  

From my unpublished novel, Policing Reality.

Chapter 2 - Out of Control

When he got up that morning, Susie wasn't in bed.  She wasn't in the kitchen or dining room, either.  With Bailey gone to spend a week with Susie's parents, Colt was by himself.  He wondered where Susie had gone, but he wasn't too worried about it.  She probably had some errand to run, and she'd just forgot to tell him.  He fixed himself some breakfast and hurried in to work.

Headquarters seemed subdued when he walked in.  Nobody talking, nobody laughing, nobody sharing stories. He needed to go to the source to find out what was going on, so he went to the Chief's office and knocked on the door.  He heard, "Come in!" through the door, and opened the door and went into the office.

"Close the door and take a seat, Colt," Chief Johnston said.  Colt did so, with a sick feeling in the pit of his stomach.

"Watch the screen," the Chief said, and the wallscreen came on. "This is the Gateway Breach at  two o'clock this morning."  The dome was mostly transparent, with a little touch of irridescent glowing green.

 Darius and Anchor Wilborn stood in front of the dome, dressed in tactical gear.  Wilborn stepped straight through the dome, while Darius shifted, becoming even taller and thinner, with pale white skin and black claws on the tips of his fingers.  He stepped through, and the dome clung to him, stretching as he stepped in, then finally popping closed behind him.  He turned to the camera and smiled, and his teeth were long and pointed.  Then he followed Anchor Wilborn down the path.
The scene shifted.  "This is an hour and ten minutes later," the Chief said. The focus was on the Arch, and suddenly the electric crackles and the green dome were gone.  The camera went back to ground level, and as one of the police officers stepped cautiously forward, the dome came back, only red instead of green, and instead of electric crackles, there were small red flickering flames on the Arch.  The police officer slowly reached out towards the dome, and as his finger touched it, he burst into white hot flames, and burned to ashes in seconds.  The viewscreen went dark.

"Just like the St Louis Reality Police entries, we had no contact with Shifter Baine or Anchor Wilborn except for an initial radio check.  Anchor Wilborn said they were going to the Arch."

"What the hell happened?" Colt said.

"I don't know," said the Chief.  We've never had a Level two breach do that before.  The plan was for Shifter Baine to take control of the breach. That hasn't happened, it's still expanding."

"What's the plan?" Colt asked.

"Well, the governor wanted to send in the National Guard.  We told her, 'No'.  We've never had any luck with tackling a breach with anybody that's not an Anchor or Shifter."

"You're going to send me, right?  How many Anchors and Shifters are you going to send with me?"  They had to get there quickly, who knows what had happened to Darius and Wilborn.

"I'm sorry, Colt, but no, I'm not sending you.  You know my policy about sending officers with family inside of Level two breaches."

"He's my firend, you have to let me go!"

"No, I don't.  Settle down.  Why don't you go home, take some time and get control of yourself."

Colt started to say something else, but the look on the Chief's face made him swallow his words.  He was just so angry about not being able to go, it was probably better that he wasn't in the office.  He managed to make it out of headquarters without an outburst, and drove home quickly.

Susie still wasn't home.  He looked in the bedroom, and noticed that the closet door was open a couple of inches.  He pulled the door alll the way open, and saw that one of the suitcases was gone, and some of her clothes.  She hadn't told him she was taking a trip, was this a work thing?

He called her boss, and she told him that Susie hadn't shown up this morning and that in fact she'd left a voicemail for Susie asking her to call.  Then he called her parents, and they hadn't seen her, either.  What was going on?  Had she run off?  Even if she'd left him, she'd never leave and not tell her parents.  This was getting weird.

He called the Sheriff's office. 

"This is Deputy Larkins, how can I help you?"

"I'd like to report a missing person,  my fiancee, Susie Carr."

"And what's your name, sir?"

"I'm Colt Darden.  She lives with me."

"How long has she been missing?"

"Well, I got up this morning, and she was gone."

"Sir, generally we wait for 24 hours before we start an investigation."

"I called her boss and Susie didn't go to work this morning.  I called her parents, and they don't know where she is.  Susie's daughter is staying with her parents."

"Sir, were you and your fiancee having problems?"

"Problems?  What?  No, no problems."  He managed to keep a level tone.

 "Listen, she's never done anything like this before."

"Is she on any medication? Problems with mental illness?"

"No, none of that."  He paused.  "One of our suitcases was gone, and some of her clothes."

There was a long silence, then the deputy said, "Sir, I recommend you wait a day.  Check your voicemails, check your emails, check around the house to see if she left a note.  If she hasn't come back by this time tomorrow, call us again."  There was a click, and the call was over.
He sat on the couch with his head in his hands.  He had a couple of drinks, then lay down on the couch.  When he woke up it was dark.  He took Benny out, then checked his voicemail and email.  Nothing.

"Looks like it's just you and me for a while, Benny,"  he said. He turned on the tv and flipped through some channels, but he couldn't concentrate.  He had another drink, then stepped outside.  The sky was overcast with no stars, and the road smelled of rain.  

He was restless, and frustrated.  He wanted to go somewhere, but he knew he shouldn't be driving.  That's okay, there was a little bar about a mile down the road.  He started walking.

About twenty minutes later, he saw the dimly lit bar.  He was able to read the sign.  Jerry's Paradox.  Funny name for a bar.  He went inside, and sat down at one of the barstools in front of the bar.

"Bourbon and coke, make it a double," he told the bartender.  As he sipped his drink, he glanced at the tv.  They were talking about having to cancel the baseball game with the St Louis Explorers, because of the breach.  They showed the red-tinged dome and the flaming Arch before they cut to another sports story.

He finished the drink quickly, and ordered another.  The bartender lifted an eyebrow, but brought him one anyway.

"Strange name for a bar," he looked at the bartender's nametag, "Bob.  What's that about?"

"This is pretty cool," Bob said.  "You see the statue at the end of the bar?"  It was a two foot replica of the Venus de Milo, sitting on top of the bar.

"Yes, what about it?"

"Watch this," Bob said.  He walked up, and took a karate chop at it.  His hand went straight though it.

"That has to be the best holo.. Whatever you call it.  That 3D thing," Colt said.  His head was a little fuzzy.

"It's not a hologram.  The boss found it like this one day.  He brought it with him when he opened the bar."

What was it?  Colt reached out and touched it, and felt the strangeness.  Fucking breach.  He pushed, and the strange went away.  He took his hand off it.

"What did you do?" Bob said, his voice panicky.  He touched the statue.
 "Boss?"  he called out to the back.

"I think I'll be going," Colt said, and got up and walked out and started home.  About five minutes later, a Sheriff's Department car pulled up beside him, hit the lights and siren for a couple of seconds, then the car shut off and a deputy got out.

"Sir, we have a report of some property damage at the bar up the street.  Would you know anything about that?" the deputy asked.

"Oh my god, Deputy Larkins!  Do you remember me?  I'm Colt Darden.  I called you this morning about my fiancee being missing, and you blew me off!"

"Sir, how many drinks have you had tonight?"

Okay, he was slurring his words a little bit.  So what?  "Um, not many?"

"Turn around please," she said, and when he turned around she grabbed his wrists and cuffed him.  She found his wallet in his back pocket, and opened it, showing his driver's license on one side and his badge on the other.  "Reality Police?" she said.

"Anchor Darden, at your service.  I'd shake your hand, but, you know."

She put him in the back of the patrol car and shut the door.  He saw her talking on the phone outside the car.  

When she got in, she said, "We're going to take you to the Sheriff's Department and let you sleep this off."  They arrived, and that was the last he remembered that night.

"Get up, Colt," he heard a voice say the next morning.  He stood up, and a deputy was unlocking the cell door.  When the deputy pulled the door open, he saw Chief Johnston glaring at him.  

"Come with me, Darden," the chief said.  They left the Sheriff's building, and the Chief drove Colt home and followed him inside.Benny was happy to see Colt.

"The deputy called me last night.  She could have arrested you for drunk and disorderly and malicious property damage.  I convinced her to let you sleep it off.  I talked to the bar owner, and his insurance company's going to cover his loss.

"We can't afford to lose a good Anchor, and you're not any good to anybody right now.  I want you to go to Rehab for a week, a voluntary committal.  Here's their card.  Call your daughter to take care of your dog, board him, do something.  I want you there by noon today.  Any questions?"

"No, Chief," he said.  He'd screwed up, his friend was probably dead, his fiancee was missing.  He felt like he was falling into a pit of despair.  "I'll do it."

"See that you do."  Chief Johnston left.

Colt held onto Benny for a couple of minutes and cried, then called and asked Trish to come get Benny and take care of him for a week, since he was going out of town.  He'd call her when he got back.
He went to the bedroom to pack. ___

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2015-02-15 00:17:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

75 years: a love story.

75 years: a love story.___

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2015-02-14 23:07:20 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

This is awesome.

"During a bit of stage banter at a New York show last summer, musician Matt Nathanson casually played the first few chords of AC/DC’s 'You Shook Me All Night Long.' It was only meant to punctuate something he was saying between songs in his set, but the crowd picked it up immediately and didn’t let the song end." -- I recommend watching through to the guitar solo. And then to the end. :)___This is awesome.

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2015-02-14 22:58:51 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I believe.

Don't do it.

Don't play or sing or even think about a Journey song today.
Don't.
Stop.
Seriously.

___I believe.

2015-02-14 17:54:19 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I hate when I post something and I look at it after I get a notification and the post has grammatical errors. Maybe I should read it again before I post it.

I hate when I post something and I look at it after I get a notification and the post has grammatical errors. Maybe I should read it again before I post it.___

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2015-02-14 17:44:49 (4 comments, 10 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

A beautiful and inspirational song from Pauley Perrette, who plays Abby on NCIS.

A beautiful and inspirational song from Pauley Perrette, who plays Abby on NCIS.___

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2015-02-13 15:50:10 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

+Brandon Sanderson will be at ConQuest, a science fiction convention in Kansas City, in May 22nd this year. Is anybody else going?




My Schedule for the Taipei International Book Exhibition


Saturday, February 14

2015 TIBE Forum 12:30–1:30 pm
Book Signing TIBE Hall 1 2:10–3:30 pm
Panel Discussion & Signing in Eslite Bookstore 7:00–9:30 pm

http://brandonsanderson.com/upcoming-events/#7207___+Brandon Sanderson will be at ConQuest, a science fiction convention in Kansas City, in May 22nd this year. Is anybody else going?

2015-02-13 15:37:03 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

#AdventuresInPublicTransportatiin

When I was in the Navy, I learned about the danger angle. When a ship rolls to one side due to waves, it will usually roll back upright. But if the angle is too great, it will continue to roll and flip upside down, capsizing. The danger angle is how far you can roll and still come back up

On the bus this morning, leaving the casino parking lot and going around a roundabout, I think the bus tilted to the danger angle. I'm surprised we didn't go up on two wheels.

Nothing like the threat of imminent death to get the old blood pumping.

#AdventuresInPublicTransportatiin

When I was in the Navy, I learned about the danger angle. When a ship rolls to one side due to waves, it will usually roll back upright. But if the angle is too great, it will continue to roll and flip upside down, capsizing. The danger angle is how far you can roll and still come back up

On the bus this morning, leaving the casino parking lot and going around a roundabout, I think the bus tilted to the danger angle. I'm surprised we didn't go up on two wheels.

Nothing like the threat of imminent death to get the old blood pumping.___

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2015-02-13 03:45:25 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Anybody who's ever had a dog as part of their family could tell you that dogs know what you are feeling.

Anybody who's ever had a dog as part of their family could tell you that dogs know what you are feeling.___

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