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Shaun Burks (Stryse)521Good food.  Good peeps.  My birthday.   Birthday Brunch with Stryse2014-03-09 11:30:003G+

Xabier Ostale has been shared in 171 public circles

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Amaresh Singh11Circle of Daymy Friends! - You're in this CircleWelcome this circle dated August 29th, 2014.To be considered:1- Add circles2- Ask to be included in the Original post3- Re-share Circle4- Plushttps://plus.google.com/u/0/+OnlineResultPortalPlus/posts/exebUVFcFeW (Indian Universities Circle http://goo.gl/77wQkX)#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles#sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share#shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share#addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-08-29 10:25:10484003CC G+
Becky Collins15,071Dance 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 ?2014-08-16 05:13:064827313CC G+
Carlos Esteban50,970ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find a sample of recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle :) Have a great week!2014-08-11 15:57:3149910681156CC G+
Dyannah Terry171#sharing  an amazing #circle  . Ad plus and share! Have a great #summer  !!! #circlesharing   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles  2014-08-05 01:48:15407517CC G+
Mohit khoshiya9,385Shared Circles Magic G+ originally shared: >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>BEST OF THE BEST CIRCLE 11BEST OF THE BEST CIRCLE 11BEST OF THE BEST CIRCLE 11>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>PLEASE SHARE FROM ORIGINAL POST ONLYhttps://plus.google.com/103293115798339379299/posts/2CDJ9Rc1V88 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>YOU RECEIVED THE NOTIFICATIONBECAUSE YOU SHARED, PLUSSEDAND COMMENTED BEFORETHIS IS WHY YOU ARE NCLUDEDIN THIS NEW FANTASTIC CIRCLE!>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>This is my newest circleof best of the best engagers.I have done my best to keep thosewho are real engagers only.Because the circle was much biggerthan allowed 500, I had to split it for two.This means that another circleis coming tomorrow!I want to thank you allfor the great content you publish,for your shares, plusses and commentsand for the whole FUN ofsharing circles with you!Have fun!THANK YOU!>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>IF YOU WANT TO BE INCLUDED IN MY NEW CIRCLESFOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS PLEASE1.Add me to your circles.2.Share the circle from original post IN PUBLICLINK:https://plus.google.com/103293115798339379299/posts/2CDJ9Rc1V883.Plus and/or comment. This is an important step.4.Add the circle to your circles and ENJOY THE FOLLOW UP.THANK YOU!@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@Ian CollinsTHE SIMPLE COURSE IN MIRACLESSTARTS: 01 July 2014share with people you loveBEFORE IT'S TOO LATE...http://bit.ly/1tWCwKb@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@#circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare  #circlesharing   2014-07-18 16:50:1640716216CC G+
Doug Hyatt3,234MANY NEW PEOPLE #2 THAT WILL PLUS 1 and RESHARESimply ADD yourself to this circle, copy the #HASHTAGS, and REPOST#circles   #circlemania   #circletoday   #circleplus   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #CircleSharing   #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   #circleoftheday   #circledaily   #nicecircle   2014-06-29 10:59:0549119415CC G+
Wilco Wings23,037Shared Circle of people suggested by other PlussersA call ( https://plus.google.com/+WilcoWings/posts/bk6SJAgXBhB ) to mention your most favorite people on +Google+ , resulted in this 246 people shared circle. All blue heads and inactives for more than 8 weeks are removed using +Circloscope Beta. #sharedcircles  @SharedThemeCircles2014-06-13 19:59:38246353372CC G+
hạnh Đức1052014-06-08 19:03:50486304CC G+
Farid Shaikh171Google Friends! - You're in this   #Circle   -   #Share the circle *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:* Share and Be   #Shared   :¦:-•::••-:•:''''*                                              This is a super   #Circle   and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the 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   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 -   #Follow   your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles       #circleshare       #circlesharing       #sharedcircles                 #addcircles     #addpeople       #addcircle     #addfriends      2014-05-18 17:00:275015011CC G+
Carlos Esteban45,152ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find a sample of recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle :) Have a great week! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle 2014#82014-05-12 13:43:52499150113187CC G+
Ben Forstie54This is the best Circle of Engagers I have come across yet! If you want to increase your visibility, gain likes and shares, you need to add this circle! To get added to this circle in the future, simply +1 and Reshare!Enjoy!Ths circle consists of #seoexperts   #internetmarketing  and #awesomepeople  2014-04-30 20:52:39455617CC G+
BigBangBiceps2581.- Plus the post.2.- Share the post publicly in your own stream.3.- Please leave a comment so I am fully aware of your participation.4.- Please follow me (if you haven't reached the 5000 limit already!)#gatheringcircle   #thegatheringcircle         #circleshare       #circlesharing         #circleoftheday   #handpicked         #sharedcircles         #sharedcircle       #sharedpubliccircles     #fullcircleshare         #addmetoyourcircles     #circleoftheday     #bestsharedcircle         #thebestcirclesongoogle     #thebestcircle     #circles         #circle         #share  2014-04-14 16:46:494746410CC G+
Erik Barrett16,153Here is my #saturdaycircleshare   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #shared4shared   #sharedcircleoftheweek  JUST SHOWING SOME LOVE2014-04-12 18:13:56472492783CC G+
Mohit khoshiya6,881#circle #circles #circleshare #circleshares #circleshared #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #follow #followme #followers #following #authicle #authiclecircleshare #authiclecircle #authiclevol45  #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup 2014-04-10 17:04:5640416920CC G+
John Nuntiatio33,200#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news  #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-04-10 10:46:044893106CC G+
Thibaut Delp22,406Time for some  #CircleShare   This is my  #Awesome  Circle! Awesome people for an awesome Google+ experience! Enjoy folks :)+Nothing but Circles +Shared Circles on G+ +Full Circle +Circles (CircleHub) 2014-03-07 19:15:572389713CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky79,190Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-02-07 07:38:17500392080CC G+
Vũ Phá0So, someone asked me if when would i share a themed circle. I share circles of mixes of different people because i think it brings diversity of the circle.Well people, should i share a themed circle? Well if i would, it would be a different circle though, and it would be less frequent than my other two circles.. (this circle and the snowball one)Well circle Yulia seems kind since she did not remove any people this time, instead she added some!So everyone, this circle obviously contains people. They seem to be pretty normal perhaps.  Hahaha! :-P.Well they engage with people and they have great content in their profiles. Some in here are photographers, philosophers, humorists and everything nice! These guys are not only suggested by me but also suggested by others. So yea, i believe it's a pretty great mix... :-DNote: If ever you want to suggest someone to be included in the future editions of this circle, just tag them in the comments!2014-02-06 16:37:31501537CC G+
Johnny Wood28,960My Ultimate   #VIP Circle Is Back!For the last couple of months I've been locked away working on a Social Media Marketing training program, and its finally ready for you!  I am giving away free copies to a few lucky people...see this post to WIN a copy for yourself:https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JohnnyWood/posts/RwyaT9JSHeHI'm going to get back to more regular circle shares now too, and introducing some fun new circles.  You know the drill...1. RESHARE2. PLUS +13. ADD CIRCLE4. COMMENTIf nothing else just leave a comment to say hi...I'm looking forward to catching up with everybody!#circlesharing         #circleshare         #circles         #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles         #sharedcircles     #share  2014-02-05 01:12:15415572740CC G+
Elvis Duarte2,191New Version of Active Share Members CircleMany if these active members will add you back when you add this circle to your circles. Adding a shared circle helps you to increase the number of people following you.Please do this:1.  Plus this original post.2. Comment on this post.3. Add this circle to your circles4. Reshare this post publicly#circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #AwesomeCircle #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles#sharedcircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circle   #circleoftheday   2014-02-01 06:51:0249512320CC G+
Wilco Wings14,437Part 2/2 - People who +1'd, reshared or commented on my posts in the period between 17 and 20 January.I was going to make a shared a circle of active people on Google+ who engaged on one of my last 50 posts.  This idea did nor work out as expected, after 15 posts, I had already gathered about 800 people. So here they are... #engagers   #sharedcircles  Part 1/2 https://plus.google.com/112144785911700169746/posts/1sXPTYPJJVr2014-01-31 16:30:5540145972CC G+
Kimberly Hurlbut29,256New to G+? Just need more entertainment in your stream? THIS is the circle for you!This shared circle includes:* Artists   * Geeks   * Comedians   * Writers   * Engagers   * Original Posters   * Awesome and Amazing Individuals   * Some Well Known and Some Little Known G+ers   * Add more positive adjectives here:                  .I'm posting this despite the recent debate and ban by some people on shared circles that is apparently going on, but I know that if I hadn't grabbed awesome shared circles at the beginning of my G+ experience I would not still be here! Please help the newbies or the G+ers that need new and GREAT content in their stream by adding this circle and sharing. If I have included you and you would like to be removed please let me know. Thank you and have a nice day. :o)2014-01-23 09:53:358714816CC G+
Artur Mashnich45,164Circle of the Most Active Users of Google+A Very Social CircleКруг наиболее активных пользователей Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.#Forfriends  2014-01-20 23:53:54402511771CC G+
Elvis Duarte1,981 New Version of Active Share Members CircleMany if these active members will add you back when you add this circle to your circles. Adding a shared circle helps you to increase the number of people following you.Please do this:1.  Plus this original post.2. Comment on this post.3. Add this circle to your circles4. Reshare this post publicly#circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #AwesomeCircle #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles#sharedcircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circle   #circleoftheday   2014-01-16 16:10:42497161023CC G+
John Nuntiatio24,370#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport 2014-01-14 07:56:573977710CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky76,158Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-14 04:53:47500351977CC G+
John Nuntiatio24,103#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport 2014-01-11 11:17:06403506CC G+
John Nuntiatio23,700#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport 2014-01-08 21:04:48409609CC G+
John Nuntiatio23,597#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport 2014-01-07 19:25:59410609CC G+
Artur Mashnich41,769A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.2013-12-27 02:44:15401402157CC G+
Drew Pearson Sr.199Looking for some cool, fun, and interesting people to add to your circles (although, I think we all agree that everyone on G+ are all of the above)? Check out this circle share!     If you would like to be included: 1) Share the circle publicly & privately (public is preferred), as much as you feel necessary, my main objective is to have the people included in this circle, shared!  2) Add/Circle & Plus this page +CBM Fitness  , as well as leave a comment (Please do this if you would like to be included) letting me know that you’d like to be included.    3) Leave a comment on THIS post. This is a very important step, if you would like to be included in any of my circle shares, leaving a comment on this original post helps me know that, so please leave a comment stating your interest 4) Last but not least, REMEMBER to check out the awesome people who are included in this circle share. #FriendsShareFriends     #SnowballEffect     #YoureAwesome   #CBMFITNESS   2013-12-19 13:00:15501251525CC G+
John Nuntiatio21,467#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport  2013-12-15 11:28:4636716724CC G+
John Nuntiatio20,962#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share2013-12-09 13:46:27373171329CC G+
Marco Usai1,092WEB INFLUENCER MEGAMIX 1 Have a Great Sunday my Google+ Friends!I am happy to share with you my 1th #sharedcircle named Web Influencer Megamix.I put together a mix of #TopEngagers  - Really Interesting People who share unique and original content.   Do yo want to be added to the Web #Influencer Circle?To be included, be so kind to:   1 - Do +1 t the post   2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)   3 - Include the circle among your circles   4 - Share the circle (include yourself)   5 - Be free and smile to life! :)   #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #sundaycircle   #circleshare   #circlesunday   #sunday #circlesharing   #sundaycircleshare  2013-12-08 17:09:5148925820CC G+
Tancredi Matranga9,662WEB INFLUENCER MEGAMIX 15Have a Great Sunday my Google+ Friends!I am happy to share with you my 15th #sharedcircle named Web Influencer Megamix.I put together a mix of #TopEngagers  - Really Interesting People who share unique and original content.   Do yo want to be added to the Web #Influencer Circle?To be included, be so kind to:   1 - Do +1 t the post   2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)   3 - Include the circle among your circles   4 - Share the circle (include yourself)   5 - Be free and smile to life! :)   #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #sundaycircle   #circleshare   #circlesunday   #sunday #circlesharing   #sundaycircleshare  2013-12-08 16:29:044909757122CC G+
John Nuntiatio20,681#sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share 2013-12-05 19:37:004205210CC G+
John Nuntiatio20,681#sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share 2013-12-05 19:36:4538723837CC G+
Artur Mashnich38,751A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.*If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.2013-11-29 09:35:36402514081CC G+
matt vovakiss6,543Turkey Circle Turkey clucks and Plus1's.  In this circle you will find the finest #Turkey 's. #HOT , #JUICY , #PLUMP and full of #PLUS1 's. A Succulent Selection of G+. New and Improved #members   . With even more #random juiciness than ever before! You can update my #Appreciation Circles with this Turkey Circle. Don't forget to; #SHARE and #PLUS1 .  #active #users #thanksgiving #dinner #sharedcircles #circleshare #topsharedcircle #bestsharedcircle #happyholidays #hashtagspam #circlemaster #derp  2013-11-27 05:54:03420394454CC G+
Claudiu Narita3,3332013-11-20 02:26:3946114315CC G+
Claudiu Narita3,3332013-11-20 02:26:14489638CC G+
Johnathan Yesson11,902These is my circle of most relevant people ADD THESE AWESOME PEOPLE!Want more people to add you on G+?  Then take these steps:   1.) Click +1   2.) Re-share  3.) Add people  Then wait for the circles to roll in :)  #Circle #Circles #PublicCircle #CircleShare #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle #QSC #querosercirculado #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare   #addmetoyourcircles #awesomepeople #awesomecircle #awesomepeople   #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleday #shared #circleday 2013-11-02 19:26:06501301233CC G+
Artur Mashnich35,729Circle of people, with active life position in Google+Круг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-10-25 13:55:14436482081CC G+
matt vovakiss6,543Master Circle of Pluss'ers and a Few Others. A bunch of #new faces in here, along with a bunch of old friends.In this circle you will find great #pictures , posts, and connections. All #active #users contained within.The #best daily dose of G+ you can get on the net, right here!You know what to do #plus1 , #add , and #share . #sharedcircles #maximpact #maximumsharing #experimental #expert #masterclass #hashtagspam  2013-10-08 13:37:16420727272CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu17,452The Mix is a circle combination! I've chosen from various circles shared by my friends lately, I added my Invincible and voila!If you are notified, you're in! #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle  Add it and share it, dear friends, people here are exactly what's missing!(It's not in the final form, though)2013-10-05 10:09:38420573064CC G+
Laura Sanna La Lupa35,101                  Take Your Chances Circle Updated October the 2nd 2013 (Wednesday).... ever thought of playing a game with fate by using   ?Why not ! We are never too old to play and we never know what we can find ;)inspiration? friendship? new ideas and experiences? discoveries about life and people? love?Take your chances by adding this circle of very interesting people and see what is gonna happen ;)★_☆__★_☆__★_☆__★_☆__★_☆__★_☆__★_☆__★_☆__★If you wanna keep beeing in this circle or be added only 3 steps are necessary:1. Share the Circle Publicly or/and in a Community2. Plus 1this post3. Comment the post  ..... simple,isn't it?  ;)★_☆__★_☆__★_☆__★_☆__★_☆__★_☆__★_☆__★_☆__★Enjoy your dayEnjoy your fate andHave fun !   ;)2013-10-02 10:11:58469393352CC G+
Daniel Cesar2,634WEDNESDAY circle distribution of very important people.Add and share if you want to be included next time.I appreciate newbies and their reshares.2013-09-25 12:29:49486101416CC G+
Jane Ellen43,979I call this one my Big Ball-0-Fun.  I started with Dede's Fundies, thank you +Dede Craig King and added smaller circles I had made, along with a science circle from +Ray Sanders ,  and some small circles from +Lynette Young and +Carter Gibson and I don't even know who else.  So I haven't organized circles in two years.  You wanna make sumpin' of it? #sharedcircles   #circleshare  #newbies 2013-09-06 17:42:0642925630CC G+
Johnny Wood17,095My NEWEST Ultimate   #VIP  Snowball Circle Is Ready!!!1. RESHARE2. PLUS +13. ADD CIRCLE4. COMMENTIf you received an email notice then you are already in it – please help us to HELP YOU by following steps 1-4.  If you are not yet in it, then increase your chances of being added by completing steps 1-4! The people I include in the VIP circles typically get HUNDREDS of new followers within the first few days after I share it!  If you added this circle during the last round, then you can delete the old one AFTER you add this circle!This circle contains some of the most active Google Plus users and social media influencers on the internet!  These people will add value to your circles and help make YOU more influential online. Some of the top Google Plus talent  (bloggers, youtube, power networkers, science, comedy, tech , and  marketing to name a few) have made their way into this particular circle .  Together we will continue to make it go viral and remain one of the TOP circles of all time! Be sure to also check out my #RCP circles!For lots of Google Plus   #tipsandtricks  please check out my YouTube Channel:  http://www.youtube.com/JohnnyWoodTVMore videos to come soon!#circlesharing         #circleshare         #circles         #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles         #sharedcircles     #share  2013-09-06 00:14:57419160153171CC G+
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2014-08-05 15:24:40 (56 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)

My +1s don't work properly. I mean that in many of my posts they say I don't have +1s when I actually have. And when I +1 a comment or your posts often they disappear into thin virtual air.
Google plus is a ghost city, or it is haunted at least.

Most reshares: 4

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2014-08-02 09:32:44 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 8 +1s)

Fossils and the Birth of Paleontology: Nicholas Steno (1638 - 1686)
"If one day in history had to be picked as the birth of paleontology, it might be the day in 1666 when two fishermen caught a giant shark off the coast of Livorno in Italy. The local duke ordered that this curiosity be sent to Niels Stensen (better known as Steno), a Danish anatomist working at the time in Florence. As Steno dissected the shark, he was struck by how much the shark teeth resembled “tongue stones,” triangular pieces of rock that had been known since ancient times."
"Steno made the leap and declared that the tongue stones indeed came from the mouths of once-living sharks. He showed how precisely similar the stones and the teeth were. But he still had to account for how they could have turned to stone and become lodged in rock. Naturalists of Steno’s day were becoming convinced that matterwas c... more »

Most plusones: 27

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2014-08-22 05:01:57 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)

An ancient Roman god.
Consus was the god who protected underground stored grain. He was celebrated in the Consualia festivals, on August 21 and December 15. There was a mule race. Farm and dray horses were given the day off and attended the festival.
Consus also became the god who protected secret meetings and advice given in private.
In the pic: Underground grain storage, from the Republican era, underneath Santa Cecilia in Trastevere church in Rome.

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2014-08-29 21:35:31 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

I would be doing cartwheels if I was you.
Nighty night x

I would be doing cartwheels if I was you.
Nighty night x___

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2014-08-29 11:27:29 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Why has Margaret of Antioch just emerged from your body, dragon?

___Why has Margaret of Antioch just emerged from your body, dragon?

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2014-08-29 07:58:48 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

Death seems to have been a rather late invention in evolution
The Origin of Death by George Wald

Just go ahead and read this in its entirety.___Death seems to have been a rather late invention in evolution
The Origin of Death by George Wald

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2014-08-28 16:00:22 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)

Senatorial decree concerning the Bacchanalia (186 BC)
Bacchanalia were festivals in honor of Bacchus (in Greek, Dionysius), god of wine and debauchery, whose cult consisted in unbridled orgies and mysteries in an ecstatic fashion liberating all sort of sexual impulses. This cult of Bacchus was introduced from Southern Italy (Greek colonies) to Etruria and from thence to Rome. The rituals were carried on in secret and at night.
In 186 BC, the consuls Spurius Postumius Albinus and Quintus Marcius Philippus prepared a report on the excesses of the cult and its corruption of the youth, and presented it to the Senate. The conservative Senate outlawed its practices with very punitive laws through the decree Senatus auctoritas de Bacchanalibus or Senatus Consultum de Bacchanalibus.
The whole number of the initiated were said to be 7,000.
The inscription of the decree against the... more »

Senatorial decree concerning the Bacchanalia (186 BC)
Bacchanalia were festivals in honor of Bacchus (in Greek, Dionysius), god of wine and debauchery, whose cult consisted in unbridled orgies and mysteries in an ecstatic fashion liberating all sort of sexual impulses. This cult of Bacchus was introduced from Southern Italy (Greek colonies) to Etruria and from thence to Rome. The rituals were carried on in secret and at night.
In 186 BC, the consuls Spurius Postumius Albinus and Quintus Marcius Philippus prepared a report on the excesses of the cult and its corruption of the youth, and presented it to the Senate. The conservative Senate outlawed its practices with very punitive laws through the decree Senatus auctoritas de Bacchanalibus or Senatus Consultum de Bacchanalibus.
The whole number of the initiated were said to be 7,000.
The inscription of the decree against the Bacchanalia, engraved on bronze, was found in 1640.___

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2014-08-27 21:55:15 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

The Double (2013)
I think I've understood the movie. I've enjoyed it. It's both like to kill only the things you don't like of yourself and the fear that haunts you, and actually commit suicide. Double dipping and so on.

The Double (2013)
I think I've understood the movie. I've enjoyed it. It's both like to kill only the things you don't like of yourself and the fear that haunts you, and actually commit suicide. Double dipping and so on.___

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2014-08-27 06:42:39 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Healthy Roots and Healthy Trees
"One of the biggest killers of urban trees is use of heavy clay subsoils instead of topsoil and soil compaction. Heavy clays and soil compaction restricts water and oxygen uptake by roots, and is associated with use of deep sub soils as fill for landscaping and compaction from construction of roads, parking lots, and from foot traffic, construction machinery, livestock, poor soil preparation, and a host of other factors."

Another link on how to keep trees healthy:
http://www.bhg.com/gardening/trees-shrubs-vines/trees/keeping-trees-healthy/

Healthy Roots and Healthy Trees
"One of the biggest killers of urban trees is use of heavy clay subsoils instead of topsoil and soil compaction. Heavy clays and soil compaction restricts water and oxygen uptake by roots, and is associated with use of deep sub soils as fill for landscaping and compaction from construction of roads, parking lots, and from foot traffic, construction machinery, livestock, poor soil preparation, and a host of other factors."

Another link on how to keep trees healthy:
http://www.bhg.com/gardening/trees-shrubs-vines/trees/keeping-trees-healthy/___

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2014-08-26 19:16:49 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Breadline Britain (Jimmy Sommerville)
Where they'd privatise your mother 
If given half a chance
Jimmy Somerville - Breadline Britain

Breadline Britain (Jimmy Sommerville)
Where they'd privatise your mother 
If given half a chance
Jimmy Somerville - Breadline Britain___

2014-08-26 07:59:50 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Sometimes the Espheni try to hide their communication channels in the terrestrial spectrum.

Sometimes the Espheni try to hide their communication channels in the terrestrial spectrum.___

2014-08-26 07:07:42 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Rumor has it that Hamas has ties with ISIS.

Rumor has it that Hamas has ties with ISIS.___

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2014-08-26 03:42:39 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Mithridatic Wars
90 - 65 BC. Rome vs. Mithridates of Pontus    
Mithridates VI of Pontus was a minor king of a mountainous region in northern Asia minor, who managed to keep Rome embroiled in wars in the region for over twenty years. Pontus was one of several "buffer" states that separated the territory of Rome, from that of Parthia in the east. As a result of the Mithridatic wars, Rome's sphere of influence in the east increased, and her borders reached those of the Parthian kingdom.

Mithridatic Wars
90 - 65 BC. Rome vs. Mithridates of Pontus    
Mithridates VI of Pontus was a minor king of a mountainous region in northern Asia minor, who managed to keep Rome embroiled in wars in the region for over twenty years. Pontus was one of several "buffer" states that separated the territory of Rome, from that of Parthia in the east. As a result of the Mithridatic wars, Rome's sphere of influence in the east increased, and her borders reached those of the Parthian kingdom.___

2014-08-25 18:16:24 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)

+1

+1___

2014-08-24 19:21:23 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

And its fallen Emanation, the Spectre and its cruel Shadow (W Blake)
Economics is the art of clean and tidy confusion.
Economics is a mess. The most painstaking works, based on hypothesis, often steadily delivered as thesis that are not whatsoever, are toxic, with truths that show you what is the point, and where you should stay put and say nothing, the matter is set for all to nod, and there is a moral hum inviting to be humble, uncompromisingly algorithmic.
They can be so convincing. We are always demanding scientific proof for a hypothesis to be useful, and strict rules that assure they can be formally tested.
I don't think, however, they, not even the best Marxist schools, can deliver but wonderful constructions with an internal logic, but they can't publish anything that can be ever proven. Time changes the economic paradigms, and in two years from anytime many cry... more »

And its fallen Emanation, the Spectre and its cruel Shadow (W Blake)
Economics is the art of clean and tidy confusion.
Economics is a mess. The most painstaking works, based on hypothesis, often steadily delivered as thesis that are not whatsoever, are toxic, with truths that show you what is the point, and where you should stay put and say nothing, the matter is set for all to nod, and there is a moral hum inviting to be humble, uncompromisingly algorithmic.
They can be so convincing. We are always demanding scientific proof for a hypothesis to be useful, and strict rules that assure they can be formally tested.
I don't think, however, they, not even the best Marxist schools, can deliver but wonderful constructions with an internal logic, but they can't publish anything that can be ever proven. Time changes the economic paradigms, and in two years from anytime many cry because they realize that millions of hours of lectures are now worthless for the next two decades.
I think economics is hermetic, and its logic works inside its dim bubble, but it has no real connection with any process on the ground, and the descriptions of the processes become mere perfect pieces of literature, mathematical literature in many ways, a tiresome pandemonium of almost eternally tedious speech. From those who make a living out of economics analysis to those who use them as if they were real arguments in order to justify the exclusivity of a bunch of little livid numerical people who dream of an inexhaustible sea of fortunes, with its long waves, long and inhumane waves of the abstract, sad and tenuous gain that produces cancer of anus. From economics it emanates life, landscapes, galaxies too, the universe comes from economics itself. And it dictates the rules above everything we can know about.
The amount of reception by the public is overwhelming, and it influences/taints/sickens any single cultural, social or political event, any personal or collective decision. But the knowledge economic "theories" attain is by no means certain and always distorting. Economics is sometimes thought to be apart from the human endeavors, as ether apart from the world (where we think we exist as Earthlings), an external entity full of concepts that "magically" gives sense to all human trade and social processes in general.
Economics is superstition, delusion, void of knowledge.
I should elaborate this, but to debunk economics and the blathering about of its many followers, all and everyone of its different schools, and also the myriad of articles on Economics, reviews, examinations and explanations, because economics is such a cosmic mental garb, that we would need 745 years of publications and then we would have just begun to grasp the astronomical magnitude of the failure of economics "theories", the mirage of their solipsism and the ever-changing nature of its statements.
Economics is mystic, sobering wallowing in concepts and data, and its lack of clear boundaries, here and there, to define what it is about, the impossibility of proof beyond the data they choose as characteristic of any of their proposals, is beyond humans.
I have the spine-chilling sensation that humans are, in essence and for all intents and purposes, uneconomic, blatantly uneconomic, as a whole humans are apes eating apples who have become so many that they think they can reach some deep truth, an economic perplexity and the deep knowledge of being a lot of apes, with extra memory and process tools that enables them to leap to supra human evolution, a distinction and prestige that only economics can underpin.
Economics, in theoretical research and in pragmatic use, always brings a feeling of frustration and pain in the ass, global pain in the ass. 
(I think there is still, as always, an epistemological impossibility. We don't love knowledge, we flaunt about this sense of apparent knowledge we have acquired when we have proudly put the feet on the table. Economics in all its variants and riddles is the metaphor of our predictable falling asleep, satisfied as we are with our near leap to the many truths, farting and snoring and dreaming of thrilling levitation and nightmaring our plans for the world.)

Of course you can disagree with what I've said here. At the moment this confusion is just a blurred intuition.
But you don't need to post me links to charts comparing states affluence, percentages of tax values, GDPs, growth rates, production figures, profitability, trade volume, financial assets, movements of capital and a recipe for banana bread. It's enough if you say, Xabi, this is bullshit, you moron. I will smile.
A post-economics world has no sheep, and it's dangerously enjoyable.___

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2014-08-22 05:01:57 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)

An ancient Roman god.
Consus was the god who protected underground stored grain. He was celebrated in the Consualia festivals, on August 21 and December 15. There was a mule race. Farm and dray horses were given the day off and attended the festival.
Consus also became the god who protected secret meetings and advice given in private.
In the pic: Underground grain storage, from the Republican era, underneath Santa Cecilia in Trastevere church in Rome.

An ancient Roman god.
Consus was the god who protected underground stored grain. He was celebrated in the Consualia festivals, on August 21 and December 15. There was a mule race. Farm and dray horses were given the day off and attended the festival.
Consus also became the god who protected secret meetings and advice given in private.
In the pic: Underground grain storage, from the Republican era, underneath Santa Cecilia in Trastevere church in Rome.___

2014-08-21 21:25:58 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

In a plane crash, passengers can survive an impact up to 16 g-force
Nighty night x

In a plane crash, passengers can survive an impact up to 16 g-force
Nighty night x___

2014-08-20 18:31:44 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Grumpy me needs a break from time to time and lap up cheerful bonhomie.
Yay

Grumpy me needs a break from time to time and lap up cheerful bonhomie.
Yay___

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2014-08-20 05:56:17 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

From the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD.
The Roman Arena. How the games worked
A beast hunt in the morning, executions of people at lunch and gladiators in the afternoon.

From the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD.
The Roman Arena. How the games worked
A beast hunt in the morning, executions of people at lunch and gladiators in the afternoon.___

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2014-08-19 17:51:03 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

Thanks +Anne Sewell for this interesting article.
A 14th century Black Death mass grave in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter
"When the Black Death plague hit Spain back in the 14th century, the population reportedly plummeted from around six million to a mere 2.5 million people. However, the first mass grave from that period has only now been discovered, in Barcelona."
"Experts found the mass grave underneath a basilica in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, containing 120 bodies, identified as having died from the plague. This is the first discovery of its kind in Spain."
"The discovery was first made by archaeologists back in 2012, when they accidentally stumbled across the find, but September this year will see them begin the next excavation phase, which they hope will shed more light on how the bubonic plague actually affected 14th-century Spain."
(Don't... more »

Cheerful news...___Thanks +Anne Sewell for this interesting article.
A 14th century Black Death mass grave in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter
"When the Black Death plague hit Spain back in the 14th century, the population reportedly plummeted from around six million to a mere 2.5 million people. However, the first mass grave from that period has only now been discovered, in Barcelona."
"Experts found the mass grave underneath a basilica in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, containing 120 bodies, identified as having died from the plague. This is the first discovery of its kind in Spain."
"The discovery was first made by archaeologists back in 2012, when they accidentally stumbled across the find, but September this year will see them begin the next excavation phase, which they hope will shed more light on how the bubonic plague actually affected 14th-century Spain."
(Don't hesitate to add +Anne Sewell to your best informative g+ circles, she's a journalist with lots of curious and interesting articles.)

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2014-08-19 16:55:28 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Roundworm
Roundworm infection, toxocariasis or ascariasis, is common in Asiatic countries and in Nigeria, Africa, but it's endemic in many other Western countries (the prevalence of ascariasis is about 4 million people in USA).
It was a medieval very common disease, due to hygiene conditions that allows contact with human and pets' feces.
Most people have no symptoms, but others develop symptoms during both the early phase of larvae and the later phase of adult worms.

Early-phase symptoms
They usually begin four to 16 days after swallowing the eggs and last up to 3 weeks. They include:
- high temperature (fever) of 38C (100.4F) or above
- a dry cough
- shortness of breath
- wheezing

Late-Phase symptoms
If there are a lot of mature worms in the intestine they can cause blockages.  This will not occur before six... more »

Roundworm
Roundworm infection, toxocariasis or ascariasis, is common in Asiatic countries and in Nigeria, Africa, but it's endemic in many other Western countries (the prevalence of ascariasis is about 4 million people in USA).
It was a medieval very common disease, due to hygiene conditions that allows contact with human and pets' feces.
Most people have no symptoms, but others develop symptoms during both the early phase of larvae and the later phase of adult worms.

Early-phase symptoms
They usually begin four to 16 days after swallowing the eggs and last up to 3 weeks. They include:
- high temperature (fever) of 38C (100.4F) or above
- a dry cough
- shortness of breath
- wheezing

Late-Phase symptoms
If there are a lot of mature worms in the intestine they can cause blockages.  This will not occur before six weeks after the eggs have been swallowed.
Signs and symptoms associated with mature worms include:
passing a worm in your faeces
mild abdominal (tummy) pain
nausea
vomiting
diarrhoea (you may also notice blood in your stools)___

2014-08-18 22:22:35 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

You got to just take time to process things
Nighty night x

You got to just take time to process things
Nighty night x___

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2014-08-18 09:05:50 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)

Richard II, son of the Black Prince, was king of England from 1377 until he was deposed in 1399.
He was slight of frame and sensitive of disposition and his best achievement in life was the invention of the handkerchief to wipe his nose.

Richard II, son of the Black Prince, was king of England from 1377 until he was deposed in 1399.
He was slight of frame and sensitive of disposition and his best achievement in life was the invention of the handkerchief to wipe his nose.___

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2014-08-18 04:08:09 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)

History of the Guillotine

Build your own guillotine:
http://dreadwilliam.com/Build%20a%20Guillotine%20by%20dreadwilliam.html

History of the Guillotine

Build your own guillotine:
http://dreadwilliam.com/Build%20a%20Guillotine%20by%20dreadwilliam.html___

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2014-08-17 06:23:02 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)

#renewableenergy  
"The [Australian] Government has an ideological agenda. They want to carve out the impact of renewable energy on the network and they want to stop renewable in their tracks." John Grimes, Australian Solar Council.
The greedy tycoons and their corrupt politicians (Abbott and the like) don't want to see a cleaner future for all.

#renewableenergy  
"The [Australian] Government has an ideological agenda. They want to carve out the impact of renewable energy on the network and they want to stop renewable in their tracks." John Grimes, Australian Solar Council.
The greedy tycoons and their corrupt politicians (Abbott and the like) don't want to see a cleaner future for all.___

2014-08-15 15:50:01 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

If wishes were fishes

If wishes were fishes___

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2014-08-13 08:27:39 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

Ancient Rome.
Struggle of the Orders
http://www.unrv.com/empire/struggle-of-the-orders.php
"Roman imperium, or the power of law and command, was fully concentrated in the patrician class. The consuls were elected from among the patricians, as were the quaestors, praetors and censors. The ensuing class conflicts from the domination of political power by one class over another, in a virtual transfer of power from King to Senate, was called "the struggle of the orders". In effect, it was simply the recurring pattern of the patrician class attempting to hold onto power, while the plebeians worked to rise to social and political equality. The patricians, while mostly secure in their wealth and noble foundation, were also unable to exist without the plebeians. The Plebeian class not only produced the grain and supplied the labor that maintained the Roman economy; they also... more »

Ancient Rome.
Struggle of the Orders
http://www.unrv.com/empire/struggle-of-the-orders.php
"Roman imperium, or the power of law and command, was fully concentrated in the patrician class. The consuls were elected from among the patricians, as were the quaestors, praetors and censors. The ensuing class conflicts from the domination of political power by one class over another, in a virtual transfer of power from King to Senate, was called "the struggle of the orders". In effect, it was simply the recurring pattern of the patrician class attempting to hold onto power, while the plebeians worked to rise to social and political equality. The patricians, while mostly secure in their wealth and noble foundation, were also unable to exist without the plebeians. The Plebeian class not only produced the grain and supplied the labor that maintained the Roman economy; they also formed the recruiting basis as soldiers for the Legions."
Picture: The Secession of the People to the Mons Sacer in 494 BC (engraved by B. Barloccini, 1849)___

2014-08-12 20:34:07 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

My more-than-three-years-ago nostalgia gene has turned off for good to never turn on ever again. Henceforth I've got to put up with others' nostalgic never ending tales and take the rough with the smooth. Or not.

My more-than-three-years-ago nostalgia gene has turned off for good to never turn on ever again. Henceforth I've got to put up with others' nostalgic never ending tales and take the rough with the smooth. Or not.___

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2014-08-12 08:39:27 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Clothing in Ancient Rome
Most of the content in this site is the same as in Wikipedia, so I guess it's simply copied (I don't know how Chrystalinks works in that respect), however the images add value and comprehension to the explanations, so, credit to the sources aside, the site is informative.

Clothing in Ancient Rome
Most of the content in this site is the same as in Wikipedia, so I guess it's simply copied (I don't know how Chrystalinks works in that respect), however the images add value and comprehension to the explanations, so, credit to the sources aside, the site is informative.___

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2014-08-11 11:16:21 (25 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

The unstoppable march of the upward inflection?
They are delivering many hypothesis of why this is happening. None of them convinces me. My hypothesis is that idiocy is now at the forefront, resilient and infectious as never before. I don't think it's caused by the influence of different accents, but a pose and a tiresome one for the listeners.
Uptalking is no fun. When you say something because you want to be honest and direct you say it without upward inflection. You wouldn't say to someone who speaks always ending their sentences with upward inflection: "Your tone is ridiculous, f*ck off?", you would say "f*ck off! instead.
Your constant upward tone, you TV moron or you preposterous whippersnapper, is just unpleasant, disgusting, tiresome, sickening, itchy and very annoying. That's all.

The unstoppable march of the upward inflection?
They are delivering many hypothesis of why this is happening. None of them convinces me. My hypothesis is that idiocy is now at the forefront, resilient and infectious as never before. I don't think it's caused by the influence of different accents, but a pose and a tiresome one for the listeners.
Uptalking is no fun. When you say something because you want to be honest and direct you say it without upward inflection. You wouldn't say to someone who speaks always ending their sentences with upward inflection: "Your tone is ridiculous, f*ck off?", you would say "f*ck off! instead.
Your constant upward tone, you TV moron or you preposterous whippersnapper, is just unpleasant, disgusting, tiresome, sickening, itchy and very annoying. That's all.___

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2014-08-10 13:43:36 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)

Water

Water___

2014-08-10 08:44:34 (30 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

The brain sucks, the tale that eats the fish, and the brain that doesn't give a shit about you because it itself doesn't hurt
I tend to see the body mainly as the nervous system, from brain to toes. And the brain activity in clustered neurons, as chemical reactions. The byproduct of that chemical very complex reactions of many sorts is electricity. Well, neurotransmitters, because electricity is just gossip and fun.
The pathways of transmission of certain chemical reactions form patterns structurally meant to acquire and produce an effect in any part of the body from a net of ever-changing systematic activity that is the interpretation or transcription the brain constructs, usually following the same chemical rules for any of the inputs and their many possible outputs. All the chemical mayhem deriving from this for sure complex operation, should there, exactly in those areas of the... more »

The brain sucks, the tale that eats the fish, and the brain that doesn't give a shit about you because it itself doesn't hurt
I tend to see the body mainly as the nervous system, from brain to toes. And the brain activity in clustered neurons, as chemical reactions. The byproduct of that chemical very complex reactions of many sorts is electricity. Well, neurotransmitters, because electricity is just gossip and fun.
The pathways of transmission of certain chemical reactions form patterns structurally meant to acquire and produce an effect in any part of the body from a net of ever-changing systematic activity that is the interpretation or transcription the brain constructs, usually following the same chemical rules for any of the inputs and their many possible outputs. All the chemical mayhem deriving from this for sure complex operation, should there, exactly in those areas of the brain, already being balancing the chemical/electrical tension.
But, here comes the conundrum. When such a balance must put in place the amounts of chemicals for any further modification, development of the brain activity related to that concrete input, it doesn't take place as it should.
Why does this happen and why something that for chemical reactions automatically happens, starts to accumulate (and produce too) something new and not adequate at all? I don't think that the trigger is a thought, any thought just being a byproduct of the process in course.
I wonder, to the astonishment of the people who read this, that all the process happens because of either an overcharged area, or because of the previous processes that have happened in those exact areas leaving behind a myriad of chemical hurdles that interfere and even modifies the starting processes. That mixture left behind taints and shapes the process with the scattered chemical "syntax" of a previous different process related to another input. So the silly thing begins, develops and ends up being a weird incoherence, however effectively amplifying the reaction, leading to a murky interpretation, reproduction brain-like language, and the subsequent skew plan (based on a false self-created cause) and the response that is a somatization, a brain production of pain and signalling to the body commands with no apparent relation to any clear cause.
And then, there is such thing as somatization, when a kind of overcharged patterns trigger a chain of mistakes, accumulative mistakes in the transmission of new patterns,, mistaken pathways, erred ones, and lack, excess, imbalance of chemical-related processes (the brain is like a liquid maze) to make a mental image of what is the flux of electricity, neurotransmitters bound to the mistake, in a way that replicates or demand a response from another cluster of neurons, adding to the structures the patterns "translated" or modified according to the specialization of areas involved. A perfect choreography, although in this case not attached to the input, if any, but attached to a made up brain conundrum.
I suspect that most of the time (once any given input is totally misread by the areas that are forming a structured developing chemical process to cope with the interpretations of inputs that don't come already from outside the brain) this obsessively holds onto the brain areas, perpetuating it, reassuring it, silly-looping it (it being the symptoms of an illness nobody can tell what the hell it is). But again the brain is making up everything fast, filling the gaps, intensely wrong, and steadily insensitive to any real source, in a frenzy that makes it all difficult to correct, delete or re-check, for the brain doesn't care about your demand of sensible judgment. The prick convoluted monster has decided that as the construction has become so huge and demanding due to multiplication and magnification through the interneural communication, as the corrective mechanisms aren't written in that very strange code that overreacts itself not even giving a chance to new correct distribution of chemicals. And the brain construction of the pain without a real cause, is interpreted by the brain itself as the evidence that the symptoms come from a cause. Who knows why the brain implies that and what logic could support it. But the brain is anything but logic. (The brain just happens without your permission, and it makes difficult to think properly lol )
Because the brain forgets about the cause if it is not its new branded no-related-to-correct-input cause. And the made up cause is not even a cause, its the loop itself in this disparate process triggered by a not sweeping and cleaning up what the brain should in first place, or just indulging itself in what not. For the brain, there is just a "sense" of existing some sort of cause.
Somatization is not a leap from mental non-corporeal or virtual processes to physical outcomes. It's a set of chemical reactions triggered by the automatic responses of restitution, multiplication, decrease or modification of tensions (or even in many cases the failure of the normal balanced mechanisms) what brings a new chemical language that doesn't matches with the first income of information, be it from the brain itself, be it from any other area of the body, so in this case of somatization without a cause, the ultimate effect is not corresponding with the tendency to balance that the brain performs. Therefore causing a symptom from a cause that is not the right cause. That is not even a cause.
I mean that the eventual effect of a chemical/electrical script over the intricate labyrinth that constructs a reality representation or neural codification (chemical/electrical flux and transmission of chemical "orders" to be applied at the end of a path (electrical signal. the synapses and the response to the command from the neurons to other specific dendrites -very important is location, structure of patterns, the process of chemical response involved like multiplication, diversion, modification, transmission, etc, of chemical processes and where in the brain they all happen. Those are, somehow truncated, deformed, transformed via other defective patterns to the point of resulting in a "message" that doesn't represent or mislead the cause (might be stress, intense emotions, trauma both in the body or in relation to behavioral dysfunctions whose dimensional brain codification for this fybromalgical/allergic/digestive case is already awry.
The somatization, as the balance is not restored but the imbalance increased up in the messy sponge, is of a measure or intensity (this I totally guess) equal to the amount and characteristics of the chemical/electrical activity in all the structural parts and their many neural clusters. 
When we don't find physical evidence, nor reliable evidence, nor cause-effect consequential to determined processes that would point to a diagnosis, then the diagnosis is not possible, because the cause is not found, so it seems to be senseless basing it only on the narration of the symptoms the sufferer delivers in despair.
And all seems a mystery. Because people love the word "mystery", it is applied to anything annoyingly laborious to grasp and even to everything you want to impress with. A mystery because there is not cause, but a made up cause due to the chain of errors in the chemical processes taking place in the cage of singing birds. A brain structure or representation of a cause that doesn't exist in the information income from the body to the brain.
That somatization is indeed the response to what the brain (mislead information and chemical unpreparedness in areas of the brain to transmit what should be transmitted if the chemicals were in place when needed, according to the usual mechanisms of transmission that forms and regulates the brain response. So the brain response eventually is a mismatch or even a totally awry effect and the final real causes are not in that message-representation-structural formation.
Don't ever take the brain seriously, it's the great deceiver. Actually prospering in darkness, for no light comes through the skull.___

2014-08-08 14:38:13 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

I wish you solar panels and windmills.
See you, peeps.

I wish you solar panels and windmills.
See you, peeps.___

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2014-08-08 06:21:57 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Teuta 
Lady Pirates: The Queen Of Illyria (3rd century BC)
After the death of his husband Agron, Queen Teuta took charge and supported piracy on a great scale. The Romans crushed her ambitions in 229 BC.
"Two silver-tongued brothers, Gaius and Lucius Coruncanius, were sent to Teuta as "ambassadors". In fact, they were to put the upstart Queen in her place and make sure she understood that further affronts to "Roman citizens" would lead to horrible punishment. Teuta listened to the Coruncanius brothers and then told them flat out that there was absolutely nothing the Queen of Illyria could do about private citizens raiding ships at sea. Hearing this, Lucius lost his cool and insulted Teuta. She made no effort to respond in kind, but simply thanked and dismissed the Romans. Unfortunately for Lucius, Teuta had a long arm. On the caravan back to Rome, Lucius was... more »

Teuta 
Lady Pirates: The Queen Of Illyria (3rd century BC)
After the death of his husband Agron, Queen Teuta took charge and supported piracy on a great scale. The Romans crushed her ambitions in 229 BC.
"Two silver-tongued brothers, Gaius and Lucius Coruncanius, were sent to Teuta as "ambassadors". In fact, they were to put the upstart Queen in her place and make sure she understood that further affronts to "Roman citizens" would lead to horrible punishment. Teuta listened to the Coruncanius brothers and then told them flat out that there was absolutely nothing the Queen of Illyria could do about private citizens raiding ships at sea. Hearing this, Lucius lost his cool and insulted Teuta. She made no effort to respond in kind, but simply thanked and dismissed the Romans. Unfortunately for Lucius, Teuta had a long arm. On the caravan back to Rome, Lucius was killed by a group of Illyrian strong men." ___

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2014-08-07 06:13:08 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)

A grotesque funeral.
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/britannia/anglo-saxon/hastings/williamdeath.html
The Death of William the Conqueror (September 9, 1087)
When William died, commending himself to the Virgin, the wealthier in attendance immediately left, anxious to protect their property now that the king was dead. Those who stayed behind, says Orderic, "seized the arms, vessels, clothing, linen, and all the royal furnishings, and hurried away leaving the king's body almost naked on the floor of the house."
"It fell to a common knight to make the funeral arrangements and have the body conveyed down the Seine and then overland to Caen. There, as the abbot and his monks came to meet the bier, a fire broke out, destroying the greater part of the town. All rushed to extinguish it, leaving only the monks to complete the service."

A grotesque funeral.
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/britannia/anglo-saxon/hastings/williamdeath.html
The Death of William the Conqueror (September 9, 1087)
When William died, commending himself to the Virgin, the wealthier in attendance immediately left, anxious to protect their property now that the king was dead. Those who stayed behind, says Orderic, "seized the arms, vessels, clothing, linen, and all the royal furnishings, and hurried away leaving the king's body almost naked on the floor of the house."
"It fell to a common knight to make the funeral arrangements and have the body conveyed down the Seine and then overland to Caen. There, as the abbot and his monks came to meet the bier, a fire broke out, destroying the greater part of the town. All rushed to extinguish it, leaving only the monks to complete the service."___

2014-08-06 22:21:07 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

Don't let your personal sh!t cloud your judgment.
Nighty night x

Don't let your personal sh!t cloud your judgment.
Nighty night x___

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2014-08-06 12:15:44 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

History of Spain: The Carthaginians
"By 241 BC the Carthaginians started to focus their attention on Spain and began a campaign of conquest and settlement. In 237 BC Carthage invaded and captured the Iberian Peninsula. A capital for Carthage in Spain was established at Cartagena on the south east coast by Hasdrubal the son-in-law of Hamilcar and brother-in-law of Hannibal. The campaign continued under Hannibal who pushed further north, but came to blows with the Romans who were increasingly uneasy about the increasing expansion and strength of Carthage in Spain. In 219 BC Hannibal attacked and laid siege to the city of Seguntum (Segunto) and the Roman Senate reacted angrily, declaring Hispania to be a Roman province. By 214 BC the Romans had advanced and recaptured Seguntum."
Another more detailed link:... more »

History of Spain: The Carthaginians
"By 241 BC the Carthaginians started to focus their attention on Spain and began a campaign of conquest and settlement. In 237 BC Carthage invaded and captured the Iberian Peninsula. A capital for Carthage in Spain was established at Cartagena on the south east coast by Hasdrubal the son-in-law of Hamilcar and brother-in-law of Hannibal. The campaign continued under Hannibal who pushed further north, but came to blows with the Romans who were increasingly uneasy about the increasing expansion and strength of Carthage in Spain. In 219 BC Hannibal attacked and laid siege to the city of Seguntum (Segunto) and the Roman Senate reacted angrily, declaring Hispania to be a Roman province. By 214 BC the Romans had advanced and recaptured Seguntum."
Another more detailed link:
http://www.humanities360.com/index.php/the-invasion-of-spain-by-carthage-in-the-3rd-century-bce-4834/___

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2014-08-06 08:09:10 (52 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)

Via +Russell Davison 
Ebola: Several Britons across the UK quarantined at home after returning from West Africa

Via +Russell Davison 
Ebola: Several Britons across the UK quarantined at home after returning from West Africa___

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2014-08-06 07:40:42 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Some disturbing thoughts from a dork like me:
I wonder why, if the virus is so difficult to catch, there are so many caregivers and doctors getting it everywhere. And two things WHO and CDC contradicts themselves:
1) Only transmitted by bodily fluids and it's not airborne (saliva as well, so if you sneeze or cough?)
2) It's not transmissible during the incubation period. That's still to be seen.
Besides, they have handled the outbreak and it has become an epidemic.

Adding to that the elevated cost of repatriating the infected. Not only opening probabilities of making it a pandemic, but maybe that money would be worthier if used to help people in the areas where there are infected people.
I guess the only thing that can save face for WHO and CDC is that the pace of transmission is very slow... at least at the moment. Because the more people get infected the more... more »

The Ebola outbreak concentrated in West Africa is “out of control,” and the international community has no organized plan to address it, a global health expert said Tuesday.

“We’re now in a perfect storm,” Laurie Garrett, senior global health fellow for the Council on Foreign Relations, said Tuesday on a CFR conference call. “There is no strategic plan for how this epidemic will be brought under control.”

“People believe that there’s a giant World Health Organization office in Geneva stocked full of specialized equipment and talented health care workers,” she said. “Not only do we not have any such thing –- the WHO is essentially bankrupt.”___Some disturbing thoughts from a dork like me:
I wonder why, if the virus is so difficult to catch, there are so many caregivers and doctors getting it everywhere. And two things WHO and CDC contradicts themselves:
1) Only transmitted by bodily fluids and it's not airborne (saliva as well, so if you sneeze or cough?)
2) It's not transmissible during the incubation period. That's still to be seen.
Besides, they have handled the outbreak and it has become an epidemic.

Adding to that the elevated cost of repatriating the infected. Not only opening probabilities of making it a pandemic, but maybe that money would be worthier if used to help people in the areas where there are infected people.
I guess the only thing that can save face for WHO and CDC is that the pace of transmission is very slow... at least at the moment. Because the more people get infected the more probabilities of mutations to a more transmissible strain exist.
After the outbreak was mainly contained in rural areas the concern seemed to be low, extremely low. But now there is a second case in Lagos. Do WHO and CDC tell the danger of it being spread not in rural areas but in a densely populated too big a city like Lagos in Nigeria?

2014-08-05 22:04:00 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)

Centaurs have two rib cages.
Nighty night x

Centaurs have two rib cages.
Nighty night x___

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2014-08-05 18:07:27 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

Basel Earthquake (1356), Switzerland.
Considered the most destructive earthquake known for central Europe.
Picture: Selection of objects found in a debris layer at Fischmarkt 3 (Photo: Philippe Saurbeck). These date to the second quarter of the 14th century. The stove tiles and other findings show remarkable traces of fire. This might result from the fire following the 1356 earthquake, because this part of the city was not affected by the fires of 1354 and 1377.
Some links:
https://findery.com/heather/notes/october-18-1356-basel-earthquake
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1356_Basel_earthquake

And a more detailed and scientific study of the possibly between 6.7 and 7.1 magnitude earthquake:
http://gji.oxfordjournals.org/content/178/1/351.full

I've learnt about this earthquake thanks to mr +Russell Davison 

Basel Earthquake (1356), Switzerland.
Considered the most destructive earthquake known for central Europe.
Picture: Selection of objects found in a debris layer at Fischmarkt 3 (Photo: Philippe Saurbeck). These date to the second quarter of the 14th century. The stove tiles and other findings show remarkable traces of fire. This might result from the fire following the 1356 earthquake, because this part of the city was not affected by the fires of 1354 and 1377.
Some links:
https://findery.com/heather/notes/october-18-1356-basel-earthquake
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1356_Basel_earthquake

And a more detailed and scientific study of the possibly between 6.7 and 7.1 magnitude earthquake:
http://gji.oxfordjournals.org/content/178/1/351.full

I've learnt about this earthquake thanks to mr +Russell Davison ___

2014-08-05 15:24:40 (56 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)

My +1s don't work properly. I mean that in many of my posts they say I don't have +1s when I actually have. And when I +1 a comment or your posts often they disappear into thin virtual air.
Google plus is a ghost city, or it is haunted at least.

My +1s don't work properly. I mean that in many of my posts they say I don't have +1s when I actually have. And when I +1 a comment or your posts often they disappear into thin virtual air.
Google plus is a ghost city, or it is haunted at least.___

2014-08-04 10:56:13 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Let's tip the odds in our favor.

Let's tip the odds in our favor.___

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2014-08-04 07:53:52 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

The Death of Cicero (7 December 43 BC)
Tracked down by Antony.
Guess what happened with Cirero's head and hands.

The Death of Cicero (7 December 43 BC)
Tracked down by Antony.
Guess what happened with Cirero's head and hands.___

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2014-08-03 06:39:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

December 28, 1908: The Tsunami of Messina
"In the early morning of December 28, 1908 a 30 to 42 seconds long earthquake with a reconstructed magnitude of 6.7-7.2 hit the Italian cities of Messina and Reggio Calabria. The earthquake damaged 90% of the buildings and broken pipes fuelled a firestorm, an aftereffect known from many other earthquakes; however one of the most unusual effects of this earthquake was an 8 meter high tsunami which killed almost 2.000 people."
"The earthquake killed estimated 40.000 people in the two cities alone, 27.000 people along the shores of the Strait of Messina - some historic documents claim 100.000 to 200.000 victims – one of the deadliest natural disasters recorded during historic times in Europe."

December 28, 1908: The Tsunami of Messina
"In the early morning of December 28, 1908 a 30 to 42 seconds long earthquake with a reconstructed magnitude of 6.7-7.2 hit the Italian cities of Messina and Reggio Calabria. The earthquake damaged 90% of the buildings and broken pipes fuelled a firestorm, an aftereffect known from many other earthquakes; however one of the most unusual effects of this earthquake was an 8 meter high tsunami which killed almost 2.000 people."
"The earthquake killed estimated 40.000 people in the two cities alone, 27.000 people along the shores of the Strait of Messina - some historic documents claim 100.000 to 200.000 victims – one of the deadliest natural disasters recorded during historic times in Europe."___

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2014-08-02 22:03:10 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

I have to admit that I've enjoyed Ping Pong Summer. A silly tale, very silly indeed. lol
Nighty night little monsters x

I have to admit that I've enjoyed Ping Pong Summer. A silly tale, very silly indeed. lol
Nighty night little monsters x___

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2014-08-02 10:14:50 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)

Via +Marcos Chimeno 
Good clarifying article, with a very optimistic ending.

Ebola for Beginners: How it Works, Why There’s No Cure, and Why It’s So Hard to Control This Time

By Maren Hunsberger, reposted with permission (originally published at http://goo.gl/ZVwoBU)

The internet is awash with news that one of the world’s foremost Ebola-fighting physicians, Sheikh Umar Khan, has himself been infected with the disease (http://goo.gl/i5T6yj), along with two American aid workers (http://goo.gl/VuQJA9). History’s deadliest outbreak of Ebola is currently sweeping across Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia, having claimed more than 600 lives already. With a mortality rate of anywhere between 40% and 90% (this epidemic's is around 65%), what is it that makes Ebola one of the most lethal diseases in the pantheon of pathogens? Why is there no cure or vaccine? And why is so difficult to control?

The Basics: Ebola’s full name is Ebola haemorrhagic fever, a rather gruesome title (the details of which we’ll address shortly). It’s caused by the Ebola virus (no surprises there), which is a member of the Filoviridae family. For context, viruses can be 50-100 times smaller than bacteria, and come in a variety of shapes. Ebola virus, along with its sister, Marburg virus, is thread-like in appearance. Ebola is also a zoonotic disease (http://goo.gl/Kgo5Fu), which means it is transferrable from non-human animals to humans (and vice versa). In Ebola’s case, humans can catch it from non-human primates such as chimpanzees and gorillas, as well as from rodents, bats, and a few ungulates. Transfer of the virus occurs through close contact with infected bodily fluids such as blood, vomit, and feces, all of which abound after Ebola has done its damage.

A Little Background: The family of zoonotic diseases includes Rabies, Hanta virus, Anthrax, Lyme disease, the ever-infamous Plague (http://goo.gl/8Yeu5c), Toxoplasmosis, and many more, all of which have fascinating life cycles. They also present a unique challenge to communities that live in close contact with the animals that carry these diseases. Animals can often act as a reservoir, meaning they carry the bacteria or virus but present no symptoms themselves. Alternately, the disease can decimate populations of livestock and wildlife upon which a community might depend, contributing to a lack of resources and increased pressure on the human population. Identifying the natural reservoir of a disease is important in containing outbreaks--if you can identify the little bugger that carries the disease without showing it, you can minimize contact with the organism or take steps to control those populations. It’s widely believed that the fruit bat (http://goo.gl/C1qwqd) is the reservoir for Ebola. This is an issue because many communities in Ebola-prone areas consume the fruit that bats snack on (providing easy host-to-host transfer for the virus via bat saliva). Dwellings are also often located near fruit bat colonies. Some outbreaks may also begin when an individual consumes bush meat (http://goo.gl/15isqp), a dead animal carcass found in the vegetation surrounding the community. Consumption of bush meat is traditional in many parts of West Africa, and can sometimes be the only protein that is readily available. If the animal has been killed by Ebola or another zoonotic disease, the individual (and anyone to whom he feeds or sells the meat) can become infected. This ‘human-consumption-of-bushmeat’ infection path is the also leading theory for how the first human became infected with AIDS (http://goo.gl/Z8BZLM).

How it Works: Ebola. The nasty, worm-looking virus that’s causing  damage in West Africa. There are five subtypes (http://goo.gl/vWDxlt) known so far, all named  after their place of origin—the one that’s in the headlines right now is  closely related to the Zaire Ebola virus, the strain with highest mortality rate.  (As of now, no one knows what makes it more deadly than the other  strains). So how does it kill you? When your body produces any kind of  fever, that’s the immune system's response to an infection—inflammation  can help kill whatever’s bothering your body. Ebola essentially sends your  body’s immune system into overdrive. The virus infects the immune cells  that are your first line of defense--monocytes and macrophages. This  means your body is incapable of killing the virus when you first become  infected. The virus then gets to replicate as much as it wants, using your  own primary immune cells as hosts until the infection has grown so large  that the rest of your immune system can’t help but notice. In a valiant effort  to kill the virus, your body produces a fever so high that you go into shock,  your tissues start to degrade and your blood pressure drops, and eventually your organs start to fail.

The virus acts quickly. Initial symptoms of Ebola are varied and often resemble the symptoms of malaria, typhoid fever, influenza or various bacterial infections, all of which are more common than Ebola. It can take too long for Ebola to be diagnosed, and by then the secondary symptoms may have set in: diarrhea, red eyes, vomiting blood, gastrointestinal bleeding from the mouth or rectum, hemorrhaging from the nose and mouth, and bleeding in the brain that may lead to seizures and delirium. After the presentation of these symptoms and a miserable week or so, patients either recover or die from systemic multi-organ failure. While the visible hemorrhaging is what gives the virus its name, it actually presents in less than half of the patients infected with Ebola. Unfortunately for the current outbreak, the Zaire strain is the form of the virus that causes the most severe symptoms.

Why There’s No Cure: Viruses are too small to reproduce on their own, so they have to inject their genome into a host cell. This means that when the host cell replicates, so does the virus. In order for the virus to be able to do its injecting, ‘do all the hard work for me’ trick, it needs to be able to attach to a molecule on the surface of the host cell—this molecule is called a receptor. If the virus doesn’t have the equipment to attach to a certain kind of cell’s receptor, it can’t invade that cell. In fighting viruses, it’s important to identify the virus’ corresponding receptor so you can prevent it from binding and thus prevent it from replicating. With Ebola, this is the missing piece of the puzzle—we don’t know what the receptor is, so we don’t have  a way to stop the virus from proliferating. In humans, Ebola is capable of invading many different kinds of host cells, so it’s possible that it is capable of binding to more than one receptor, making it a dangerously versatile aggressor. Ebola is also notoriously hazardous to study, although many research universities (http://goo.gl/sR7Lk1) and institutions (http://goo.gl/ck7iPj) are working on unravelling its mysteries.

What’s Happening This Time: The current outbreak is the first time that Ebola has rapidly spread to urban areas. With previous incidents of the virus, responders were able to contain the infection within small, rural populations by identifying modes of transmission, points of origin, and mitigating the damage. With large, closely packed populations, however, the virus spreads faster. It’s much harder to identify who has it, who’s given it to whom, and it's difficult to stop people from leaving the area. The West African nations suffering from this outbreak also lack adequate medical facilities and personnel. Without isolation wards and advanced labs, the virus is extremely hard to contain. The infection of the physicians on the ground is a result of the sheer number of patients in their charge. They wore all the proper protective gear, but somewhere in the melee they came into direct contact with infectious fluid. Additionally, some traditional rural practices have accompanied recent transplants to the cities--it is customary in some of the cultures affected by the virus to wash a dead relative’s body by hand before the burial. This is obviously an issue when it comes to preventing disease transmission. To tackle the epidemic without losing the trust and cooperation of those being treated, it's necessary to implement informed, culturally appropriate health care and education.

David Quammen (http://goo.gl/XIS14W) has written an enthralling book, Spillover, about the histories, cultural contexts, and life cycles of the world's zoonotic diseases. His research makes a convincing case that the next human pandemic could be of zoonotic origin. Will it be Ebola? Probably not. In Q&A (http://goo.gl/Vzws4Y) with National Geographic, W. Ian Lipkin, of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University (http://goo.gl/VoTFvE) addresses the fear that Ebola will spread worldwide. He posits that with the health care systems available in high-income countries like the US and the UK, "it's unlikely that we would have widespread disease as a result. We would be on top of it, and we would be able to contain it. Our health care system affords people access to gloves and gowns and personal protective equipment. I don't think there's reason for panic that we're going to be hit with an outbreak of Ebola". All we can do is wait and see, stay updated on developments, and support WHO (http://goo.gl/nT6J0H) and Médecins Sans Frontières (http://www.msf.org/) in their efforts to combat the spread of the disease.

Further Reading:
Mechanism of Genus Ebolavirus (http://goo.gl/0B47zf)
National Geographic Ebola News (http://goo.gl/iJFqeh)___Via +Marcos Chimeno 
Good clarifying article, with a very optimistic ending.

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2014-08-02 09:32:44 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 8 +1s)

Fossils and the Birth of Paleontology: Nicholas Steno (1638 - 1686)
"If one day in history had to be picked as the birth of paleontology, it might be the day in 1666 when two fishermen caught a giant shark off the coast of Livorno in Italy. The local duke ordered that this curiosity be sent to Niels Stensen (better known as Steno), a Danish anatomist working at the time in Florence. As Steno dissected the shark, he was struck by how much the shark teeth resembled “tongue stones,” triangular pieces of rock that had been known since ancient times."
"Steno made the leap and declared that the tongue stones indeed came from the mouths of once-living sharks. He showed how precisely similar the stones and the teeth were. But he still had to account for how they could have turned to stone and become lodged in rock. Naturalists of Steno’s day were becoming convinced that matterwas c... more »

Fossils and the Birth of Paleontology: Nicholas Steno (1638 - 1686)
"If one day in history had to be picked as the birth of paleontology, it might be the day in 1666 when two fishermen caught a giant shark off the coast of Livorno in Italy. The local duke ordered that this curiosity be sent to Niels Stensen (better known as Steno), a Danish anatomist working at the time in Florence. As Steno dissected the shark, he was struck by how much the shark teeth resembled “tongue stones,” triangular pieces of rock that had been known since ancient times."
"Steno made the leap and declared that the tongue stones indeed came from the mouths of once-living sharks. He showed how precisely similar the stones and the teeth were. But he still had to account for how they could have turned to stone and become lodged in rock. Naturalists of Steno’s day were becoming convinced that matter was composed of different combinations of tiny “corpuscles”—what today we would call molecules. Steno argued that the corpuscles in the teeth were replaced bit by bit, by corpuscles of minerals. In this gradual process, the teeth didn’t lose their overall shape as they turned from tissue to stone."
"But how could fossils end up deep inside rocks? Steno studied the cliffs and hills of Italy to find the answer. He proposed that all rocks and minerals were originally fluid. Floating on the surface of the planet long ago, they gradually settled out of the ocean and created horizontal layers, with new layers forming on top of older ones. Molten rock sometimes intruded into the layers, reaching the top and spreading out into a new layer of its own. As the rocks formed, they could trap animal remains, converting them into fossils and preserving them deep within their layers. Those horizontal layers represent a time sequence with the oldest layers on the bottom and the youngest on top, unless later processes disturbed this arrangement. This ordering is now referred to as Steno’s Law of Superposition, his most famous contribution to geology."___

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2014-08-01 16:09:13 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Valencia to sue Calatrava over falling masonry at City of Arts and Sciences
Architect Santiago Calatrava is facing legal action from his home city of Valencia because parts of the opera house roof at his City of Arts and Sciences complex are falling off just eight years after completion.
1) Calatrava has been heavily criticised for the cost of the City of Arts and Sciences complex and was accused of "bleeding Valencia dry" over alleged fees of €100 million for the showpiece cultural centre, despite it coming in four times over budget at over €1 billion.
2) The starchitect is no stranger to legal disputes over his buildings and had to pay €3.3 million to settle a dispute last June after a conference centre he designed in the northern Spanish city of Oviedo suffered structural collapse.
3) His footbridge to the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao has also causedcontrov... more »

Valencia to sue Calatrava over falling masonry at City of Arts and Sciences
Architect Santiago Calatrava is facing legal action from his home city of Valencia because parts of the opera house roof at his City of Arts and Sciences complex are falling off just eight years after completion.
1) Calatrava has been heavily criticised for the cost of the City of Arts and Sciences complex and was accused of "bleeding Valencia dry" over alleged fees of €100 million for the showpiece cultural centre, despite it coming in four times over budget at over €1 billion.
2) The starchitect is no stranger to legal disputes over his buildings and had to pay €3.3 million to settle a dispute last June after a conference centre he designed in the northern Spanish city of Oviedo suffered structural collapse.
3) His footbridge to the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao has also caused controversy, with the city having to pay compensation to dozens of pedestrians who slipped on the glass surface in wet weather.
4) Calatrava is also being taken to court due to his footbridge over the Grand Canal in Venice coming in three times over budget and requiring what the city sees as excessive repairs.

The buildings, which require excessive repairs and always come over budget, are paid with public money.___

2014-08-01 11:51:00 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

A nap will better the world.

A nap will better the world.___

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2014-08-01 07:28:21 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Via +Brian Keith Thomas 
Two Americans With Ebola to Be Flown Back to US
Can they give us a clear reason for bringing back people infected to other continents, because I'm a dork and I totally don't understand what's the point. Why not to send resources to the countries affected instead?
More than the personal interests of the people infected, which are important of course, it's the global health, I guess. They don't let people in Africa leave the places where they are isolated, even if they are far from their villages, but they do that with American citizens. The danger is very low, but... what if... a plane crash, a stupid leak in some of the procedures of the hospital wards, no matter how well equipped they are and how strict the procedures are, we all know of things that go wrong in isolation wards, there have been already cases of contagion of other... more »

Via +Brian Keith Thomas 
Two Americans With Ebola to Be Flown Back to US
Can they give us a clear reason for bringing back people infected to other continents, because I'm a dork and I totally don't understand what's the point. Why not to send resources to the countries affected instead?
More than the personal interests of the people infected, which are important of course, it's the global health, I guess. They don't let people in Africa leave the places where they are isolated, even if they are far from their villages, but they do that with American citizens. The danger is very low, but... what if... a plane crash, a stupid leak in some of the procedures of the hospital wards, no matter how well equipped they are and how strict the procedures are, we all know of things that go wrong in isolation wards, there have been already cases of contagion of other dangerous pathogens inside hospitals... opening more (even though they were very low) probabilities for the spread of the epidemic seems to be totally stupid.
Keeping it local seems to me the wisest thing to do.___

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2014-08-01 06:41:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

Galba (3 BC - AD 69)
http://www.ancient.eu.com/Galba/
He was a barefooter and one of the Year of the Four Emperors (AD 69).

Here a map (from the exquisite webpage Ancient History Encyclopedia) of the Year of the Four Emperors. I always wonder if colorblind people can distinguish colored maps.
http://www.ancient.eu.com/image/548/

Galba (3 BC - AD 69)
http://www.ancient.eu.com/Galba/
He was a barefooter and one of the Year of the Four Emperors (AD 69).

Here a map (from the exquisite webpage Ancient History Encyclopedia) of the Year of the Four Emperors. I always wonder if colorblind people can distinguish colored maps.
http://www.ancient.eu.com/image/548/___

2014-07-31 21:20:16 (25 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

A watched pot never boils.
Nighty night x

A watched pot never boils.
Nighty night x___

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