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John Blossom125,530End of the Mayan calendar got you down? Celebrate the destruction of the universe on this On-Air Hangout! What are your predictions for the end of time? What will you do with all that spare time? Come join us - if we're all still here...Celebrate the Apocalypse on 12-21-12!2012-12-21 18:30:0010  

John Hardy didn't vote for Abbott has been shared in 171 public circles

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Simon Weiner6,3271.22 High Quality New Active Engager Circle. Enjoy:) #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #hillaryclinton   #president   #hillary2016  2015-04-18 05:38:07346011
John Wood34,309This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you streamBoost 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!#China #as #Japan #who #have #at #least #$ #million #in #disposable #assets #while #North #America #with #people #and #Western #Europe #with #people§Tourism #Thai #temple #complex #with #several #ornate #buildings #and #a #stupa #and #a #lot #of #visitorsWat #Phra 2015-04-10 05:05:55346014
Михаил Пушкарев973#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2015-03-30 16:23:07499415
Ole Olson51,746This is my circle 1 of Google+ progressives2015-03-07 18:26:233561014
Noah Wesley20,022Great circle to find many interesting and interactive people!!! 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 #uk #business #unitedkingdom #ireland #publiccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #ukcircles #irishcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #hk #china #face #book #link #travel #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle2015-02-18 05:12:27359191630
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 06:54:13473181744
Christian kaysen2,781↦ follow me (so I can include you)↦ ↦ share the circle (public or to a public community)↦ ↦ if you want, delete the last circle share↦ ↦ no plussing, no comments, no obligation,↦ just share it and circle the profile above#Circle#Sharers#Engagers#Followers#AddCircle#CoolPeople#Influencers#CircleShare#PublicCircle#ShareCircles#CircleSharing#Awesomepeople#CircleOfTheDay#ShareAndBeShared#ConnectingTheWorld#CircleShareExperiment#CoolPeople#Influencers#CircleShare#PublicCircle#ShareCircles#CircleSharing#Awesomepeople#CircleOfTheDay#ShareAndBeShared#ConnectingTheWorld#CircleShareExperiment#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  2015-01-01 13:23:26233001
Михаил Пушкарев420#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2015-01-01 08:18:41500202
Михаил Пушкарев420#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2015-01-01 08:18:30500004
Михаил Пушкарев301#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2014-12-20 08:13:59500103
Михаил Пушкарев0#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2014-12-13 08:06:48496213
Susannah Birch5,126AUSTRALIAN FRUIT SALAD CIRCLEHere is a selection of interesting and active people on Google Plus. You'll find a mix of politics, humor, bloggers, businesses, photographers and who knows what else! Enjoy!  #Aussie   #Australia   #Circle  #Circles #Sharing #Engagers  2014-11-18 23:41:0343111
Michael Junghans10,859A big thank you. Great to be connected with you :-)Please share | +#sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare   #circlesharing   #teamelite   #teamelitecircle   #teameliteengagercircle    #sharedcircle #cerchiacondivisa   #condividicerchia   #cerchiadiitaliani   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #circleshare  #bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare 2014-10-26 18:14:54501839
Becky Collins17,256Entrepreneurs & Freelancers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-07 05:03:534473015
Able Lawrence100,166100K Engagers Celebration Circle Thank you all those who have followed me and engaged with my posts and taking me to the milestone of 100,000 followers. Goolge+ has been an exhilarating journey of 3 years and I would like to thank all those who have followed me and engaged on my posts whether they were on Science or Birds or Technology. The circle has been created using  * +Circloscope * which is the work of +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh All of you are free to share your favorite posts in the comments and also reshare this circle. If you are included in the circle, you will get a notification.  2014-07-17 17:22:18340491787
Ole Olson46,666This is my original circle of progressives on G+. Add it for some hard hitting, unapologetic political information geared toward activating forward progress in America. 2014-06-28 03:56:553636518
Michael Ginsburg284#sharedcircle  of #Australians  on Google+. Over 1400 people in the circle but Google+ only allows to share 500 at a time.If you want to be added to the circle, please like and comment (so I am not accused of spamming) and also I need to be able to verify you are in #australia . Pages welcome provided again they are #Australian  and I can verify that. If there is a lot of interest from pages, I might consider starting a separate circle for #Australian pages.2014-05-22 00:25:16501414
Paul Snedden16,109Advance Australia ShareThe CircleWhat an absolutely amazing response I got after I asked for your favourite #Aussie  G+ers. Here is the circle, as promised, with 372 amazing reasons why I love this great country of ours.There's a lot of people to thank, so here goes.The Contributors+Mz Maau +Charles Strebor +Jaana Nyström +Kamal Tailor +Lady Fran W +Clint Fudge +Kära Cathryn +Stephen Lord +Phillip Tyson +Kathryn van Nieuwkerk +Belinda Kamel +Paul Pavlinovich +Alizah MacLeod +James Brown +Chris Anderson +Neale Oxley +Aleta Curry +Shinae Choi Robinson +2014-05-11 11:36:433721662548
andi steven320please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-09 04:02:2150111514
Maksim Tauzhnyanskiy1,193#1 Делюсь с вами активным кругом! Хотите много общения и +1? тогда этот круг для вас ;)Активные пользователи которыми я горжусь! ;Р__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddMeToYourCircles #AddPeople #Affiliate #afo #AllSortsOfPeople #Art #AstroPhotography #AuthorCircle #Authorshelpingauthors #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomeIdeas #AwesomeIndividuals #AwesomeJuice #AwesomeNess #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #Best #bestengager2014-05-08 07:40:55482261230
Tourej Ansari16,188My new Worldwide circle of travelerPlease plus, comment add and share! These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content you produce. This circle contains people who have Plussed my posts within the last few weeks.#CircleShare #SharedCircles #Circle #CircleOfTheDay #SharedPublicCircles #GooglePlusTips #Google+ #Google #teamelitecircle #Hearingaids #Hearing #PublicCircle #SocialMedia #Engagers #TeamElite #Circles #EliteInnerCircle #HearingLoss 2014-05-05 10:00:50483241545
Ryan Johnson2,352sharedcircle   #publiccircleshare     #circleshare     #circleoftheday  #circleshares     #circlesharing     #circlesshare    #publicsharedcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircle   #todayspublicsharedcircle  #todayssharedcircle     #publiccircle   #circle     #circles    #awesome   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #shareyourcircle     #bestengagers   #followers   #followback     #awesomecircles  #topsharedcircle   #topsharedcircle     #myseoissocial     #besocial     #socializethesocial     #trust   #circles   #sharedcircle     #followers      #social     #socialnetworking     2014-04-16 05:12:352629212
Shashi S5,567Circle of Great Engagers________________________There is no doubt this is one of the most powerful group of engager's who will make your time of exploring worthwhile in Google Plus. Share and enjoy...Sorry if I missed anyone. Please comment I'll include you in the next shared circle. :)Also, This is a Great Circle and includes Google+   #TopEngagers : really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.Top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle (include yourself) *3 - add +1 to the post4 - *Start something new and share with the world of google plusMore you share more you get!__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #Friday #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   #influencermarketing #sundaycircle  2014-04-11 10:40:52294211430
John Nuntiatio (TodayNews)33,101#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 06:25:5632961214
John Nuntiatio (TodayNews)32,035#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health2014-04-02 19:40:104824125
Alister Macintyre42,106Do not confuse this circle with the one I have on Native American Indian interests.  My India Circle has people whose lives have either passed thru the great nation of India, are there now, or interested in India.  My interests range world wide, some nations more than others.  I recently started an Asia circle, and tried to pour into it my circles for Australia, China, Japan, India, some other countries, but bumped into another of G+ silly ceilings.  I have circles for several major regions of the world, including Middle East, Eu-W, and Eu-other.  I also have circles for specific nations like Germany and Haiti.2014-03-27 18:26:53148002
John Nuntiatio (TodayNews)29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:45475126
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:00475125
John Nuntiatio (TodayNews)29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:45:28475014
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:44:37475126
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:43:264755010
John Nuntiatio (TodayNews)29,392#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-10 06:55:19356117
John Nuntiatio (TodayNews)29,392#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-10 06:55:003561094
Alister Macintyre41,863Here is my circle of people interested in Asia or actually there.  I tried to add more to this circle (My India circle is bigger) but sometimes G+ won't let me do some things.While I follow the story of MH 370 flight down in Asia, I will be sharing my updates with this circle, and a few others.2014-03-09 23:08:58183212
John Nuntiatio29,361#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-09 11:43:13251109
Ian Archibald16,093Circle of Google PlussersSo, I often get asked Who should I circle?  I say whomever strikes your interest. Find topics of interest and connect with those people who share that interest.I would very much like to share with you "my" circle of Plussers of whom I LOVE to engage with.  There are people in science, sports, networking, technology, comics, art and medicine found inside, and likely some others as well.  I've been spending the last couple years curating this list.I hope that you will connect with some of these folks!Have a great weekend everyone!2014-02-15 01:16:53326182225
Ian Archibald14,517Google PlussersThis would be my circle of other awesome people who I have connected with over the past couple years here on Google+. Some awesome people here!As the cool kids say, These kids are dopeI don't take requests to add to this circle. To be added, engage with me, and the others here. You'll be noticed, trust me.2014-01-27 23:35:29320221629
Ole Olson38,548٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶If you're looking for some of the BEST engagers on Google+, this is it.Top notch commentary, good content support, and some out of this world posts to boot. =========================================I sculpted this circle personally over the last year, and this is it's first full release. The Top Engagers is guaranteed to make your G+ experience better. =========================================    #publicsharedcircles       #publiccircle       #circle         #circles    #thebigcommunity   #kingcircle #topcircleshare   #awesome       #awesomepeople       #shareyourcircle    #circleoftheday         #circleshare       #circlesharing           #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-01-27 09:48:552507711
CircleCount67,537Profiles/Pages having a CircleCount link on their about page.This is the follow up link to this post: https://plus.google.com/+CircleCount/posts/Uoru6vQw9gnThanks for the idea +Luc Suy, these are all awesome people/pages ;)Thanks for using CircleCount to all!2014-01-06 21:45:0633721424
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,563My Christmas Circle Share...have a great christmas and holidays everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-26 03:38:50501314
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,563My Christmas Circle Share...have a great christmas and holidays everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-26 03:37:41494222
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,473My Friday Late Friday Circle Share...have a great weekend everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-22 01:27:26500204
Justin Hart7,625Circle Share for December 20th...nice circle with a great variety of people and content...enjoy! 1. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-21 03:58:12501181034
David Leonhardt2,546I built on the Sunday Circle by +Ian Archibald to spread it even further.Recommended:1. Plus the circle.2. Leave a comment3. Save the circle as one of your own circles (Click on "Add people" to do this).4. Share the circle as I am doing now (but don't forget to "Include yourself" when sharing).5. Get offline for a while, too.  :-).#circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing#followers #social #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshared    #sharedcircleoftheday #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomepeople   #circlecount  #newfollowers   #googleplus  2013-12-16 01:30:4323211213
Ian Archibald9,118Sunday Circle Share of Google PlussersThis is my top circle filled with some of the top Google Plussers, Engagers, and Educators.  You will also find some people you likely don't know, but should.You all know people like +Mike Allton +Michael Q Todd +Christine DeGraff and +Billy Funk who bring the awesome every day. But do you know +Rusty Ferguson +Milan Pavlovic +Steven Krohn +David Oldenburg or +Brandee Sweesy ?  All of whom are simply awesome people who have a lot of great content, and engage!.Add this circle to your own today.  If you have other Engagers, add them to the circle, share it out and tag me in your share. Always looking for more engagers!I would be honoured if you would +1, Comment and Share this circle.Hope you all have a fantastic week!!2013-12-15 14:08:26229221330
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,322Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Add  +Best Cars 2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-12-15 05:39:26494202
Brett Gibson5,754It's been a while since I've shared my "Australia" circle (probably 12 months) - *But I do keep it up to date. *Inactive people or Brands are kicked out. New ones are added. So here are the 100+1 (me) Australian's I think that are worth following on G+cc: +Paul Snedden +Kamal Tailor Cheers Gibbo.2013-12-12 03:08:26101938
Francesco Zambelli527#circlesharing   #circleshare   #topengagers   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   a very good circle is being built... to be included you have to1) share this circle2) +1 to this post3) comment it.2013-11-07 19:36:45198117
Johnny Huntington0#webdesign #sharedcircles #webdevelopment  Here is a great shared circle of Professional Web Designers.2013-11-04 13:45:45501003
J.T. Smith40These are all people I was recommended to follow! They are currently in my Temporary circle, and I'll follow them permanently based on their engagement with me in the next day or so! #circleshare    #sharedcircles   #publiccircle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circlemaster   #circle   #addmetoyourcircles   #addmetocircles   #addmenow   #addmepleasethanks  2013-10-19 19:57:21492207

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This "artist" sounds like a complete douche.

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2015-05-17 22:12:38 (5 comments, 9 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

The awful truth about climate change no one wants to admit

There has always been an odd tenor to discussions among climate scientists, policy wonks, and politicians, a passive-aggressive quality, and can be traced to the fact that everyone involved has to dance around the obvious truth, at risk of losing their status and influence.

This trepidation, incipient two decades ago, has become rank and file of the climate change denialists, even in the face of escalating climate chaos and in the 21st century, replete with advanced scientific discoveries and technologies. The problem is, the denialists are our policy makers who live lives of cognitive dissonance, picking and choosing which science data fits the narrative that will garner them campaign dollars.  

The obvious truth about global warming is this: barring miracles, humanity is in for some awful... more »

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2015-05-16 08:37:17 (4 comments, 9 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-23 14:47:31 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

If your not a socialist at 20 then you have no heart, but if you're not a conservative by middle age then you have no brain.

Unfortunately I was away the day they were handing out brains.

If your not a socialist at 20 then you have no heart, but if you're not a conservative by middle age then you have no brain.

Unfortunately I was away the day they were handing out brains.___

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2015-05-23 14:21:58 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-23 14:15:22 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I don't know why everyone is bitching about Chrome lately but they sure are. Has something changed? I use it daily on Linux with no complaints.

This extension might be useful if you have to use Chrome for anything.___I don't know why everyone is bitching about Chrome lately but they sure are. Has something changed? I use it daily on Linux with no complaints.

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2015-05-23 14:10:34 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Not even a parody.

Delicious, too!___Not even a parody.

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2015-05-23 04:25:05 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

This is an excellent application of technology. For something to have a real impact, it needs to move away from "corrective" technology and toward "superpowers for everyone" technology. Corrective technologies like eye glasses and contacts have been ripe for disruption for a generation and yet as a niche*, they have remained largely untouched.

Lens replacement surgery is a standard procedure for treating cataracts so the main innovation here is the replacement of a passive lens with an active one. The details are not explained in the article but the promise of improving the eyesight of everyone by 3 x 20/20 vision certainly sounds like a big deal.

*a niche but a pretty fucking huge niche at that.

Also via +Emlyn O'Regan​.

So, umm... little disruptive maybe?___This is an excellent application of technology. For something to have a real impact, it needs to move away from "corrective" technology and toward "superpowers for everyone" technology. Corrective technologies like eye glasses and contacts have been ripe for disruption for a generation and yet as a niche*, they have remained largely untouched.

Lens replacement surgery is a standard procedure for treating cataracts so the main innovation here is the replacement of a passive lens with an active one. The details are not explained in the article but the promise of improving the eyesight of everyone by 3 x 20/20 vision certainly sounds like a big deal.

*a niche but a pretty fucking huge niche at that.

Also via +Emlyn O'Regan​.

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2015-05-23 04:07:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Just as Jesus would have done.

David Rowe sums up the rohingya refugee situation.___Just as Jesus would have done.

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2015-05-23 00:25:26 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Repost

Jonathan Swift at age 30

When I come to be old. 1699.
Not to marry a young Woman.
Not to keep young Company unless they reely desire it.
Not to be peevish or morose, or suspicious.
Not to scorn present Ways, or Wits, or Fashions, or Men, or War, &c.
Not to be fond of Children, or let them come near me hardly.
Not to tell the same story over and over to the same People.
Not to be covetous.
Not to neglect decency, or cleenlyness, for fear of falling into Nastyness.
Not to be over severe with young People, but give Allowances for their youthfull follyes and weaknesses.
Not to be influenced by, or give ear to knavish tatling servants, or others.
Not to be too free of advise, nor trouble any but those that desire it.
To desire some good Friends to inform me wch of these Resolutions I break, or neglect, and wherein; and reform accordingly.
Not to talk much, nor of my self.
Not to boast of my former beauty, or strength, or favor with Ladyes, &c.
Not to hearken to Flatteryes, nor conceive I can be beloved by a young woman, et eos qui hereditatem captant, odisse ac vitare.
Not to be positive or opiniative.
Not to sett up for observing all these Rules; for fear I should observe none.___Repost

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2015-05-22 04:12:19 (37 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

This will enrage many people but I'm fairly ambivalent about it. This artist is pushing a boundary that needs to be pushed.

"Intellectual property", you say? How about "fair use"? What's fair and what's not is what is being explored here.

This "artist" sounds like a complete douche.___This will enrage many people but I'm fairly ambivalent about it. This artist is pushing a boundary that needs to be pushed.

"Intellectual property", you say? How about "fair use"? What's fair and what's not is what is being explored here.

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2015-05-22 03:34:39 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Has Tony Abbott ever actually condemned the sexual abuse of children within the Catholic Church? Is he anywhere on the public record as having done so? I am aware he once wrote a glowing character reference for convicted paedophile priest, Father John Nestor, but I cannot recall when he ever made a public statement supportive of the current Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse. As opposed to his vehemently vocal stance in support of the Royal Commissions into Unions and Pink Batts.

Source:
https://twitter.com/ChristineEwing7/status/601357791282860032/photo/1

Via:  @ChristineEwing7

#australia   #auspol   #tonyabbott   #johnnestor   #paedophilia   #royalcommission  

Has Tony Abbott ever actually condemned the sexual abuse of children within the Catholic Church? Is he anywhere on the public record as having done so? I am aware he once wrote a glowing character reference for convicted paedophile priest, Father John Nestor, but I cannot recall when he ever made a public statement supportive of the current Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse. As opposed to his vehemently vocal stance in support of the Royal Commissions into Unions and Pink Batts.

Source:
https://twitter.com/ChristineEwing7/status/601357791282860032/photo/1

Via:  @ChristineEwing7

#australia   #auspol   #tonyabbott   #johnnestor   #paedophilia   #royalcommission  ___

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2015-05-22 02:42:03 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Soon there won't be a patch of 3D space without a robot drone patrolling it.

___Soon there won't be a patch of 3D space without a robot drone patrolling it.

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2015-05-21 22:31:05 (33 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

“I thinks those SEALs did exactly what they should have done, and we need to shut up and move on about, you know, the realities of what happened in that building.”
—John Kerry

“I thinks those SEALs did exactly what they should have done, and we need to shut up and move on about, you know, the realities of what happened in that building.”
—John Kerry___

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2015-05-21 22:27:50 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

“the press especially tugs back and forth at itself, alternately pursuing the adrenal instincts unleashed by Watergate, the rabid distrust bred by a decade of out-front official lies, then abruptly playing the cozy lapdog.”
—Bill Greider on the press reaction to Seymour Hersh's CIA reporting in 1975

“the press especially tugs back and forth at itself, alternately pursuing the adrenal instincts unleashed by Watergate, the rabid distrust bred by a decade of out-front official lies, then abruptly playing the cozy lapdog.”
—Bill Greider on the press reaction to Seymour Hersh's CIA reporting in 1975___

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2015-05-21 22:09:28 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Barrels of ink have been spilled ripping apart Hersh’s character, while barely any follow-up reporting has been done to corroborate or refute his claims—even though there’s no doubt that the Obama administration has repeatedly misinformed and misled the public about the incident. Even less attention has been paid to the little follow-up reporting that wedid get, which revealed that the CIA likely lied about its role in finding bin Laden, which it used to justify torture to the public.

Barrels of ink have been spilled ripping apart Hersh’s character, while barely any follow-up reporting has been done to corroborate or refute his claims—even though there’s no doubt that the Obama administration has repeatedly misinformed and misled the public about the incident. Even less attention has been paid to the little follow-up reporting that wedid get, which revealed that the CIA likely lied about its role in finding bin Laden, which it used to justify torture to the public.___

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2015-05-21 11:00:00 (9 comments, 5 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-21 08:10:11 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Labor doing it's best to demonstrate its credentials as a "safe set of hands" when comes to administering the human population of Australia on behalf of their multinational stakeholders.

Shorten's desperate efforts to get into the Lodge will go unrewarded however. The corporations already prefer the Liberal party and the voters... well, given a choice between Conservative and Conservative-lite, the voters naturally prefer the Real Thing™.

I guess they didn't grok the hydra in the new pirate bay logo.___Labor doing it's best to demonstrate its credentials as a "safe set of hands" when comes to administering the human population of Australia on behalf of their multinational stakeholders.

Shorten's desperate efforts to get into the Lodge will go unrewarded however. The corporations already prefer the Liberal party and the voters... well, given a choice between Conservative and Conservative-lite, the voters naturally prefer the Real Thing™.

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2015-05-21 00:08:45 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Interesting article by Philip Giraldi, a former CIA officer and intelligence analyst. Certainly a lot more interesting than the blather coming out of the White House and its army of media apologists. The operation to eliminate Osama bin Laden really did happen, it's just that everything in the official account has been fabricated to make it sound more dangerous and heroic than it really was.

Shooting an unarmed and unaccompanied bin Laden who was being held as a prisoner and bargaining chip by the Pakistani government based on information from a handsomely paid informant doesn't fit very well into the preferred Hollywood action man narrative.

For what it’s worth, I have known Sy Hersh for more than 15 years and have a great deal of respect for him as a journalist. I am aware of how carefully he vets his information, using multiple sourcing for many of his articles,a... more »

Interesting article by Philip Giraldi, a former CIA officer and intelligence analyst. Certainly a lot more interesting than the blather coming out of the White House and its army of media apologists. The operation to eliminate Osama bin Laden really did happen, it's just that everything in the official account has been fabricated to make it sound more dangerous and heroic than it really was.

Shooting an unarmed and unaccompanied bin Laden who was being held as a prisoner and bargaining chip by the Pakistani government based on information from a handsomely paid informant doesn't fit very well into the preferred Hollywood action man narrative.

For what it’s worth, I have known Sy Hersh for more than 15 years and have a great deal of respect for him as a journalist. I am aware of how carefully he vets his information, using multiple sourcing for many of his articles, and I also know that he has a network of high-level contacts in key positions scattered throughout the defense, intelligence, and national security communities. For this article he cites three anonymous U.S. special ops and intelligence sources, three named Pakistani sources, and a number of unnamed Pakistanis. I think I know the identities of at least two of his American sources, both of whom are reliable and have access, while one of his other anonymous sources might well be Jonathan Bank, the former CIA station chief in Islamabad. If Sy says that someone revealed something to him either on background or anonymously, I am sure that he accurately conveys what was said, though that does not necessarily rule out the possibility that the source might be intentionally misleading him or somehow be mistaken.

...So what do I think is true? I believe that a walk-in Pakistani intelligence officer provided the information on bin Laden and that the Pakistanis were indeed holding him under house arrest, possibly with the connivance of the Saudis. I am not completely convinced that senior Pakistani generals colluded with the U.S. in the attack, though Hersh makes a carefully nuanced case and Obama’s indiscreet comment is suggestive. I do not believe any material of serious intelligence value was collected from the site and I think accounts of the shootout were exaggerated. The burial at sea does indeed appear to be a quickly contrived cover story. And yes, I do think Osama bin Laden is dead.___

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2015-05-20 22:20:49 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

While talk of terraforming Mars tends to dwell on changing the atmosphere, that's just the beginning. The Martian soil is also tremendously hostile to life. If life can made to sustain itself there it will have to set to work oxidising everything and making the surface less chemically active.

Send the printers first... send people in a decade or so after the life takes hold.___While talk of terraforming Mars tends to dwell on changing the atmosphere, that's just the beginning. The Martian soil is also tremendously hostile to life. If life can made to sustain itself there it will have to set to work oxidising everything and making the surface less chemically active.

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2015-05-20 09:58:50 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Cardinal Pell is a shit stain. If the Pope was really serious about addressing this issue, he would have fired, not promoted, this despicable man.

Content warning.

"Me: Excuse me, George, what the fuck are you talking about?
"George: I want to know what it will take to keep you quiet.
"Me: Fuck you, George, and everything you stand for."___Cardinal Pell is a shit stain. If the Pope was really serious about addressing this issue, he would have fired, not promoted, this despicable man.

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2015-05-20 07:57:16 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

The original paintings do so much to try to convince the viewer that what they depict is real that it's interesting to try to imagine what it would be like if they really were real.

___The original paintings do so much to try to convince the viewer that what they depict is real that it's interesting to try to imagine what it would be like if they really were real.

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2015-05-19 22:48:58 (12 comments, 4 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Just to highlight once again the futility of prohibition (of anything) in the Age of More.

As Richard Hughs said in comment on +Andres Soolo​​​'s post

1: sugar
2: yeast
3: science
4: any chemical you could conceivably want, really

Future Shock strikes again. Once more science creates something new that is not quite covered by laws written a century ago.
I guess it will soon be illegal to own yeast.___Just to highlight once again the futility of prohibition (of anything) in the Age of More.

As Richard Hughs said in comment on +Andres Soolo​​​'s post

1: sugar
2: yeast
3: science
4: any chemical you could conceivably want, really

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2015-05-19 09:24:21 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

These glasses work by blocking very specific wavelengths of light. The problem for red-green colour blind people is that because the red and green ranges are so close to each other (in fact they overlap) these people have a problem distinguishing between them. By blocking the wavelengths in the overlap region, it helps the brain separate out the colours and the effect is quite dramatic. Colours that used to be grey-brown now "pop" as either green or red. That also makes composite colours like yellow, purple and aqua really work too.

Very cool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTpCTDwjHZQ___These glasses work by blocking very specific wavelengths of light. The problem for red-green colour blind people is that because the red and green ranges are so close to each other (in fact they overlap) these people have a problem distinguishing between them. By blocking the wavelengths in the overlap region, it helps the brain separate out the colours and the effect is quite dramatic. Colours that used to be grey-brown now "pop" as either green or red. That also makes composite colours like yellow, purple and aqua really work too.

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2015-05-19 00:32:58 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Via +Aaron Helton​

Fascinating. It seems that there's some evidence that measles infection can cause a kind of "immune amnesia," erasing acquired immunities to other pathogens. That means that if your get measles as an adolescent or young adult, you have to reacquire all the other immunities you built up in childhood. This immune amnesia effect doesn't manifest with the measles vaccine, though. This helps explain why widespread measles vaccination is associated with such a large drop in death by infectious disease in general. Anti-vaccers like to point to the fact that overall infectious disease mortality rates dropped precipitously when the MMR vaccination became widespread, arguing that this shows other factors (e.g. hygiene improvements) are actually more important than vaccinations. This shows why they're mistaken, and gives a mechanism for the general drop in mortality. This is an even stronger reason to promote universal vaccination. ___Via +Aaron Helton​

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2015-05-18 22:18:54 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

We live in a world of appearances and speak in euphemisms. The bad old ways are long gone. The new ways are the old ways in new clothes.

I am a citizen of a nation in which slavery is legal. 

That’s a very hard thing for me to say, and a harder thing still to hear. Hard for me to say, because I have lived my life fighting for the idea that all citizens of our country are equal. Of course, I’ve always had the privilege of having white skin to hide me from the truth. Harder still to hear, because in a nation where slavery is accepted, no one is ever truly a free citizen. 

But I can’t hide from the truth anymore. Even the UN Report on Human Rights in the United States pulled no punches when released last week. 

http://www.upr-info.org/sites/default/files/document/united_states/session_22_-_may_2015/a_hrc_wg.6_22_l.10.pdf

I’m a lifelong, passionate student of history, and dreamer of the future. The song Imagine was released just before my birth. Born to an anti-Vietnam War hippie mom, who surely sang along to me in my crib the words of her favorite musician. I grew up listening to stories of those who had fought long and hard for equality. I read everything I could get my hands on about the struggles of this country to truly represent the freedom and rights enshrined in our laws. 

Slavery was stricken as constitutionally legal with the 13th Amendment. Yet the text itself left former slave owners with everything they needed to ensure they could continue prospering under the enforced labor of others. 

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

The system continued with Jim Crow laws. The “former” slaves were kept indebted to the land in the form of sharecropping. Requiring them to only get goods and seeds from the store associated with the landowner, and pay it off at the end of each growing season kept them too poor to leave. And if they did think about leaving, that’s when the laws against certain jobs, living in certain areas, shopping in certain places all applied. It was oh so easy to keep slavery going, because they had the force of law. A black man unknowingly breaking a Jim Crow law would find himself either lynched or imprisoned for a very long term. Almost certainly to work on a chain gang. 

And those prison jobs have always benefited the small local county sheriffs and police. They used the prisoners to staff their homes, care for their yards, and do labor for associates. While any profits were immediately pocketed by the police or sheriff. 

When Jim Crow officially ended, it was still decades before many could vote, or take any rights of citizens. 

But that pesky line in the 13th Amendment stayed there. 

The same sheriffs and police that fought to keep Jim Crow alive and well never left their cash cow behind. They stayed in office, and simply continued their normal practices. 

As a result, we now have a country that imprisons a far greater percent of our population than any other. That uses terms like “stop and frisk” as an acceptable practice to continue the enslavement and unfair imprisonment. 

You might say “Oh, what’s the harm in checking someone to see if they’re breaking the law?”. 

The harm comes in the violation of their 4th Amendment rights against illegal search and seizure. And in the overwhelmingly hard-handed use of these tactics against people of color. Even in “liberal” areas like the Bay Area.

http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_28084891/sjpd-data-show-san-jose-cops-detained-greater

A young white man is just as likely to be carrying marijuana as a young black man. Yet that young black man is many more times likely to be arrested for it. 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/06/04/the-blackwhite-marijuana-arrest-gap-in-nine-charts/

We’ve grown our prisons for many reasons. For profit prisons are thriving, and have created a huge lobby. That lobby does much to push for “mandatory sentencing”, to ensure that minor crimes or even victimless crimes are punished far longer--so there is more profit per prisoner to be had. 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/04/28/how-for-profit-prisons-have-become-the-biggest-lobby-no-one-is-talking-about/

Private prisons especially, but also many publicly run ones are continuing to be heavily used for their free/cheap labor. Your business have call center needs you don’t want to pay much for, or outsource overseas? Here’s the place for you! They even take the time to point out to racists that these prisoners speak English!! And their services include a great note Furthermore our agent turnover rate is less than half of the industry norm and the absenteeism rate is practically zero. Because there’s no such thing as a sick day or personal day in prison, and the average prison term is longer than most people can tolerate working in a call center environment outside the prison industry. 
http://www.convictionleads.com/services/

The Sheriff’s Union and Police Unions continue to rake in their profits, and have absolutely no incentive to hand over power. And since prosecutors depend on police cooperation to do their jobs, the police don’t get prosecuted for breaking the laws and violating civil rights of citizens. When citizens do try and speak up about the injustice, its easy to shut them down when you control all the power. 

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/05/06/3654931/sheriffs-threaten-cut-off-prisoner-phone-calls-cant-get-kickbacks

Slavery is, and always has been, a monetary system. There’s huge profit in enforced labor. Black lives in this country have only mattered as far as the monetary gain that can be stolen from their labor. 

And the answer to young black men and others of color is still the same as what it was for Jim in To Kill a Mockingbird. If you refuse to be stopped and imprisoned, if you refuse to be held any longer for crimes you haven’t committed, but merely for the color of your skin, that’s an immediate death penalty offense. 

Slavery or death. That’s the inevitable choice of people of color in the US. ___We live in a world of appearances and speak in euphemisms. The bad old ways are long gone. The new ways are the old ways in new clothes.

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2015-05-18 12:58:59 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Because the moon is less habitable than the Venusian atmosphere. Basically nowhere outside of Earth is a good place but Venus is closer to liveable than most other places.

As cool as this is, what I don't get is what you'd do once you're there -- aside from being able to study Venus more intensively (a worthy goal, but...) and learning more about living in space (which could be done anywhere, including in Venus orbit -- which would be much easier than this!). You couldn't dig habitats in the surface, you couldn't mine the surface for minerals; every cubic meter of habitable space would have to be built from materials brought from Earth -- unless you can move a mineral-rich asteroid into Venus orbit... but if you can do that, why not move it closer to Earth instead, and use it to build/supply habitats in Earth orbit?

The only real benefit I can see would be really long-term: use Venus as a guinea-pig for testing climate theories, e.g. blocking a significant portion of solar influx using giant screens in orbit or atmospheric seeding of some kind, where you wouldn't be screwing up anyone's habitat if you guessed wrong. If that works, you could end up with a terraformed Venus and a more thorough understanding of how to reverse the effects of (probably severe by then) global warming on Earth.

...okay, secondary long-term goal: learn how to build habitats for humans in really unpleasant conditions, for whatever reasons we might want to learn how to do that. The nearest environment that comes close to being as ugly as the surface of Venus, survival-wise, is the deep oceans of Earth... and you can survive being outside in that.

To my way of thinking, Luna looks like a much more reasonable goal for habitation: far easier to reach, far easier to escape from... and it has a surface that won't melt your habitat or cook its occupants if the power fails.___Because the moon is less habitable than the Venusian atmosphere. Basically nowhere outside of Earth is a good place but Venus is closer to liveable than most other places.

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2015-05-18 12:50:33 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

He's a very limp local member.

BAM, like a cobra. Too funny. ___He's a very limp local member.

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2015-05-17 23:23:40 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Abbott tries to reframe this humanitarian disaster as one about people smuggling. You know how to stop the boats, Tony? You address the forces at work that are turning large numbers of people into refugees. There are currently 10 million people dispossessed and forced to leave their countries of origin. They cannot return to their homes and they have nowhere else to go.

People smugglers therefore are only a symptom of this problem. Not the cause. Australia has an obligation as one of the worlds richest countries to help address this problem. We need to help save lives. Turning boats away is not saving lives.

Encouraging your neighbours to abandon their responsibilities is also not helping.

Abbott tries to reframe this humanitarian disaster as one about people smuggling. You know how to stop the boats, Tony? You address the forces at work that are turning large numbers of people into refugees. There are currently 10 million people dispossessed and forced to leave their countries of origin. They cannot return to their homes and they have nowhere else to go.

People smugglers therefore are only a symptom of this problem. Not the cause. Australia has an obligation as one of the worlds richest countries to help address this problem. We need to help save lives. Turning boats away is not saving lives.

Encouraging your neighbours to abandon their responsibilities is also not helping.___

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2015-05-17 22:12:38 (5 comments, 9 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

There is absolutely no reason to be optimistic that we will fix this in time. We have enough carbon resources to be able to cook ourselves several times over. We will use them.

The awful truth about climate change no one wants to admit

There has always been an odd tenor to discussions among climate scientists, policy wonks, and politicians, a passive-aggressive quality, and can be traced to the fact that everyone involved has to dance around the obvious truth, at risk of losing their status and influence.

This trepidation, incipient two decades ago, has become rank and file of the climate change denialists, even in the face of escalating climate chaos and in the 21st century, replete with advanced scientific discoveries and technologies. The problem is, the denialists are our policy makers who live lives of cognitive dissonance, picking and choosing which science data fits the narrative that will garner them campaign dollars.  

The obvious truth about global warming is this: barring miracles, humanity is in for some awful shit.

The image below are a number of climate models, developed by climate scientists. The black line is carbon emissions to date. The red line is the status quo — a projection of where emissions will go if no new substantial policy is passed to restrain greenhouse gas emissions.

We recently passed 400 parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere; the status quo will take us up to 1,000 ppm, raising global average temperature (from a pre-industrial baseline) between 3.2 and 5.4 degrees Celsius. That will mean, according to a 2012 World Bank report, "extreme heat-waves, declining global food stocks, loss of ecosystems and biodiversity, and life-threatening sea level rise," the effects of which will be "tilted against many of the world's poorest regions," stalling or reversing decades of development work. "A 4°C warmer world can, and must be, avoided," said the World Bank president.

But that's where we're headed. It will take enormous effort just to avoid that fate. Holding temperature down under 2°C — the widely agreed upon target — would require an utterly unprecedented level of global mobilization and coordination, sustained over decades. There's no sign of that happening, or reason to think it's plausible anytime soon. And so, awful shit it is.

Nobody wants to say that. Why not? It might seem obvious — no one wants to hear it! They want to hear that it is still possible to limit temperature to 2°C. Even more, they want to hear that they can do so while avoiding aggressive emission cuts in the near-term — say, until they're out of office.

http://www.vox.com/2015/5/15/8612113/truth-climate-change___There is absolutely no reason to be optimistic that we will fix this in time. We have enough carbon resources to be able to cook ourselves several times over. We will use them.

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2015-05-17 11:43:11 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Let's not get too fancy about this. Your burger is not that important when we consider that 6 out 7 billion people are going to need access to a cheap source of protein if we ever hope to end extreme poverty globally. Farmed beef is astonishingly inefficient (apart from also being a major source of greenhouse gas production). We need to be doing less of it rather than more. The scale of factory farming needed to supply chicken as a protein source is just astronomical and fairly horrific to consider. Via +Emlyn O'Regan​​

Professor Mark Post of Maastricht University, one of the world's foremost experts on synthetic meat, was responsible for that first fully lab-grown burger a few years ago which was generally reviewed as tasting not bad. At the time, it cost nearly a quarter of a million dollars to make - but in a new interview with the Australian Broadcasting Company, he says he's gotten the cost down to AU$80 per kilo - about US$29 per pound. In a few years, this could easily become cost-competitive with ordinary beef, and then even cheaper: cows are, if you think about it, an awfully inefficient way to convert water and grain into protein, going through that whole "life form" business in the interim.

I suspect that it will be a long time until lab-grown meat tastes as good as cow-grown (it's not easy to mimic the fat marbling process in good beef), and in particular lab-grown steaks will be a much longer time coming. But that's far less noticeable in ground beef, and it's not hard to imagine a future where that can be factory-produced far more cheaply than cattle, with cow steak becoming more of a luxury good.

The consequences for human diet and health may be profound: it makes protein suddenly a lot cheaper and easier to come by, even as changing climates can play merry hell with existing ranching.

Via +Ward Plunet​ and +Steven Flaeck​. ___Let's not get too fancy about this. Your burger is not that important when we consider that 6 out 7 billion people are going to need access to a cheap source of protein if we ever hope to end extreme poverty globally. Farmed beef is astonishingly inefficient (apart from also being a major source of greenhouse gas production). We need to be doing less of it rather than more. The scale of factory farming needed to supply chicken as a protein source is just astronomical and fairly horrific to consider. Via +Emlyn O'Regan​​

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2015-05-17 11:29:53 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

So much unintended truth in my stream today.
Starbucks delenda est!

Via +Rocco Dimase​

lol___So much unintended truth in my stream today.
Starbucks delenda est!

Via +Rocco Dimase​

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2015-05-17 11:04:45 (8 comments, 9 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Interesting way to generate power from wind. No moving parts and silent. Via +Vlad Markov​

Interesting way to generate power from wind. No moving parts and silent. Via +Vlad Markov​___

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2015-05-17 01:00:06 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

I accept this hypothesis. Certainly Ledger's Joker is the only thing watchable about this film. His character is so much better and more sympathetic than the dour libertarian Batman.

Via +iPan Darius​

___I accept this hypothesis. Certainly Ledger's Joker is the only thing watchable about this film. His character is so much better and more sympathetic than the dour libertarian Batman.

Via +iPan Darius​

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2015-05-16 23:40:20 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

"leaders would not attend if the word "Rohingya" was used in the invitation"

The knee-jerk rejection of any person of any Islamic persuasion has gone far past logic and reason and into the realm of generalized persecution.  It disgusts me when even "liberal" voices in the US (yes, you Bill Maher) broad-brush billions of people as less worthy and thus, in turn, weaken our ability to protest and condemn acts of countries such a Burma/Myanmar.

"leaders would not attend if the word "Rohingya" was used in the invitation"

The knee-jerk rejection of any person of any Islamic persuasion has gone far past logic and reason and into the realm of generalized persecution.  It disgusts me when even "liberal" voices in the US (yes, you Bill Maher) broad-brush billions of people as less worthy and thus, in turn, weaken our ability to protest and condemn acts of countries such a Burma/Myanmar.___

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2015-05-16 08:37:17 (4 comments, 9 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

#NoShortcuts  

#NoShortcuts  ___

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2015-05-16 06:59:22 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Awesome rendition.

Via +Lisa Chabot​

Awesome rendition.

Via +Lisa Chabot​___

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2015-05-15 12:00:12 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Facts are annoying things.

___Facts are annoying things.

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2015-05-15 11:23:15 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Social Democracy works. In fact, it's the only system that does work.

Taxes are not a bad thing. Used well. I live in Denmark, one of the most highly taxed nations on the planet. We pay 37% income tax and 25% VAT on many items. Know what?

I have far more disposable income. A public transport system that works. Medical care free. Subsidised education for life. My mortgage, travel, and other expenses are offset against taxes. We have a beautiful road network, and an equally beautiful and comprehensive bicycle and foot path system.  We make a large part of our electricity via renewable systems and are going for 100%.  

We have a social safety net that ensures everyone eats, everyone has a place to sleep. You have to work really hard to be down and out here.   Innovation is rampant. Almost everyone has a small business. Libraries are well stocked and everywhere. There are citizen music,arts, and science programs. There is more, but you get the idea.

I am more than happy to pay that level of tax. More than happy.
Why? Because I see that the money is being used well. Something I never felt in the US. 50% on military spending? No.

This heavily taxed nation of @6 million people is ranked 21st in the world based on GDP per capita. The US is 10th with 60 times the people and 223 times the land.

Finally, Denmark is always in the top 10 (usually the top 5) of the Best/Happiest places to live.  Satisfaction in Denmark rides around the 75-85% level.

As an American, I grow weary of the greedy and the selfish, the ignorant and the apathetic, telling us that it can not be done in the good old USA. Nonsense.

Social Democracy works.

#sanders2016  ___Social Democracy works. In fact, it's the only system that does work.

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2015-05-15 03:35:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Jesus is my copilot.

Backgtound:

http://www.smh.com.au/business/federal-budget-2015?eid=cpc:nnn-15omn0977-optim-nnn:adwords-06/05/2015-news_ae_-_federal_budget-dom-textad-nnn-smh-nnn&campaign_code=15caf323&promote_channel=sem&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=federalbudget2015&gclid=COOZge3jusUCFU4IvAodEnwAew

#australia   #auspol   #tonyabbott   #joehockey   #LNP   #budget2015 #havetogo  ___Jesus is my copilot.

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2015-05-15 01:14:40 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

New video is live - the definitive review of Apple's first wearable.

Apple Watch Review!

Feel free to +1/Share if you enjoy!

New video is live - the definitive review of Apple's first wearable.

Apple Watch Review!

Feel free to +1/Share if you enjoy!___

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2015-05-14 22:44:56 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Interesting that they didn't consider Ireland as a possible base. That's despite having an Irish domain name. via +Jürgen Christoffel​​

Ind.ie developer and his family are leaving UK. Among other reasons to avoid having to implement mandatory backdoors in his software.

“I never thought I’d say a Tory victory feels like Christmas, but it really does. It’s just that we, the electorate, are the turkeys.”___Interesting that they didn't consider Ireland as a possible base. That's despite having an Irish domain name. via +Jürgen Christoffel​​

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2015-05-14 12:25:15 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Imagine needing a hundred million year old fluid just to make it go. What household has a ready supply of that?

Via +Matt Hall​

What happens when an Electric car driver test drives a petrol car ?___Imagine needing a hundred million year old fluid just to make it go. What household has a ready supply of that?

Via +Matt Hall​

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2015-05-14 11:46:35 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Gold plate your Apple watch for only $399.

Gold plate your Apple watch for only $399.___

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2015-05-14 02:49:40 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Well, that's certainly one way to stimulate the economy. Better than the previous year and a half of scaring the living fuck out of it.

Via +Jodie O'Regan​

Well, that's certainly one way to stimulate the economy. Better than the previous year and a half of scaring the living fuck out of it.

Via +Jodie O'Regan​___

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2015-05-14 00:52:27 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Obama Presidential Library drone aviary proposal.

Via +mathew​​

Obama Presidential Library drone aviary proposal.

Via +mathew​​___

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2015-05-14 00:43:24 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Certainly I have had similar feelings about this movie and the entire Marvel hyper franchise. Superhero stuff is always ultimately complicated and corrupted by cross marketing concerns of their franchise holders. Tim Burton's Batman was destroyed by the merchandising concerns of DC. Joss Whedon's Avengers is now operating as an extended advertisement for all the other movie and TV franchises that we are supposed to be keeping up with. The freewheeling freedom of the early Marvel films: Ironman I, Avengers I etc. is being replaced with dumb business shit.

I enjoyed this rant.___Certainly I have had similar feelings about this movie and the entire Marvel hyper franchise. Superhero stuff is always ultimately complicated and corrupted by cross marketing concerns of their franchise holders. Tim Burton's Batman was destroyed by the merchandising concerns of DC. Joss Whedon's Avengers is now operating as an extended advertisement for all the other movie and TV franchises that we are supposed to be keeping up with. The freewheeling freedom of the early Marvel films: Ironman I, Avengers I etc. is being replaced with dumb business shit.

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2015-05-13 23:58:23 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-13 13:21:16 (30 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

The "Did Not Vote" party did incredibly well this election. 

The "Did Not Vote" party did incredibly well this election. ___

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2015-05-13 13:08:01 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Good run down on Apples vs Google watches.

Good run down on Apples vs Google watches.___

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2015-05-13 07:16:40 (7 comments, 7 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

http://xkcd.com/1524/

http://xkcd.com/1524/___

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2015-05-12 23:31:58 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

The Internet then is clearly the work of Satan and his depraved geek minions. All those who truly Believe should immediately disconnect from this diabolical system.

#amishification

There is hope.

"The Christian share of the U.S. population is declining, while the number of U.S. adults who do not identify with any organized religion is growing"___The Internet then is clearly the work of Satan and his depraved geek minions. All those who truly Believe should immediately disconnect from this diabolical system.

#amishification

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