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Andrij “Andrew” Harasewych226,517On 2012 November 13/14, a total eclipse of the Sun is visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses Earth's southern Hemisphere. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow begins in northern Australia and crosses the South Pacific Ocean with on other no landfall. The Moon's penumbral shadow produces a partial eclipse visible from a much larger region covering Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.For those traveling to Australia for the eclipse, please note that the eclipse occurs on the morning of Nov. 14 local time.For more information, including specific timezones and best countries to view from see NASA's website here:http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEmono/TSE2012/TSE2012.html#sciencesunday    #solareclipse   #eclipse   #NASA   +ScienceSunday Total Solar Eclipse2012-11-13 23:00:00133 

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Becky Collins16,515Hot and spicy foods 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 ?2014-09-15 05:16:26463003
martin shervington601,579My circle of thanks for August! It has been a very busy few weeks, and thank you all for something you said/did/or even didn't do... And just in case you are feeling a little ridiculous, here you go: http://youtu.be/Pc7gPfysIU8Have an excellent weekend on and all :D2014-08-22 08:52:39200581694
Jan Koncewicz2,304Attention:  New Circle to Share!2014-07-02 18:37:54499303
Shivakant Tripathi1,827IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not. (。◕‿◕。)#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle   2014-06-23 14:14:30501417
Shivakant Tripathi1,773IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle   2014-06-05 23:05:224351048
Harry Day305Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle·         +1 this circle·         Share this circle·         Add this circle to your circles·         Comment on this post#SpecialNew #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #veryimpcircle #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #fashoncircle #fashion #model #pinterest #women #sharedcircles #share2014-05-16 11:29:50433337
Paul Snedden16,109Advance Australia ShareThe CircleWhat an absolutely amazing response I got after I asked for your favourite #Aussie  G+ers. Here is the circle, as promised, with 372 amazing reasons why I love this great country of ours.There's a lot of people to thank, so here goes.The Contributors+Mz Maau +Charles Strebor +Jaana Nyström +Kamal Tailor +Lady Fran W +Clint Fudge +Kära Cathryn +Stephen Lord +Phillip Tyson +Kathryn van Nieuwkerk +Belinda Kamel +Paul Pavlinovich +Alizah MacLeod +James Brown +Chris Anderson +Neale Oxley +Aleta Curry +Shinae Choi Robinson +2014-05-11 11:36:433721662548
Ryan Johnson3,346My new some cool, fun & interesting people CirclePlease reshare it#circles           #circlescirclescircles           #circleshare         #circleshare2014-04-25 06:14:362357820
Shivakant Tripathi1,650IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not. (。◕‿◕。)#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles 2014-04-16 21:12:284362111
steph wanamaker101,611#followfriday   #australianpeeps  thanks very much to paul sneddon for sharing his circle with me ! any australians I didn't include let me know!Happy Friday!2014-04-11 20:35:49202407
Becky Collins2,634Learning and Knowledge Management Circle - Feb22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:31:49991013
Johnny Stork7,288Spirituality & Self Development CircleWe all strive towards various personal, professional and for many, spiritual goals in life. In our increasingly crowded and interconnected planet, we are often reminded of how each of out lives intersect and how each of us share many of the same values and needs. Many of these shared values and shared needs included the welfare of others, the welfare of the entire planet and the welfare of all living creatures.One way to think of what it means to be "spiritual" or concerned with "self" development is simply to be concerned with something, or someone, beyond yourself, beyond the personal. Holding a transpersonal world-view.The people in this circle share these values, these interests in developing personally, professionally and spiritually for the sake of all people as well as themselves. I am honoured to share this circle of humanitarian, compassionate, learned and transpersonally inclined friends. #transpersonalpsychology   #spirituality   #selfdevelopment   #positivepsychology  2014-02-05 00:55:3849011616
Ole Olson38,548٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶If you're looking for some of the BEST engagers on Google+, this is it.Top notch commentary, good content support, and some out of this world posts to boot. =========================================I sculpted this circle personally over the last year, and this is it's first full release. The Top Engagers is guaranteed to make your G+ experience better. =========================================    #publicsharedcircles       #publiccircle       #circle         #circles    #thebigcommunity   #kingcircle #topcircleshare   #awesome       #awesomepeople       #shareyourcircle    #circleoftheday         #circleshare       #circlesharing           #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-01-27 09:48:552507811
Jason Hurtado Daniels29,824High Content Circle at 30,000I am sharing the New Year’s edition of my High Content circle as my community tops the 30,000 mark. This is my most carefully curated circle yet, and includes some of the most interesting people who have joined my G+ community over the past two and a half years. This group of artists, business leaders, educators, engineers, futurists, programmers, and scientists represents the kind of collaborative core we'll need to solve the problems of this century.Not everyone could make in. This circle contains proven friends and new acquaintances.  There are representatives of every continent and dozens of professions. Those who know me are aware that I do not ask for conformity, just civility and good will.Thank you for being a part of this community. Welcome to my world, our world. Make yourself at home and... Enjoy!Blessings,JasonTopics#3DPrinters  #Activism  #Agriculture  #Analysis  #Art  #Artist #Bicycle  #Biodiesel  #Biofuel  #Biogas  #Biomass  #Business #BusinessDevelopment  #Change  #Christian #CivilDisobedience  #CivilLiberties  #CleanTechnology #ClimateChange  #Coaching  #Cogeneration  #Collaborate #Collaboration  #Communications  #Consulting  #Cooperative #Creative  #Creativity  #CRM  #Crowdfunding  2014-01-01 20:54:42500191628
Christy Sandhoff25,496HNY 2014 Jason Hurtado Daniels==============Jason Hurtado Daniels originally shared: High Content Circle at 30,000I am sharing the New Year’s edition of my high content circle as my community tops the 30,000 mark. This is my most carefully curated circle yet and includes some of the most interesting people who have joined my G+ community over the past two and a half years. This group of artists, business leaders, educators, engineers, futurists, programmers, and scientists represents the kind of collaborative core we'll need to solve the problems of this century.Not everyone could make in. This circle contains proven friends and new acquaintances.  There are representatives of every continent and dozens of professions. Those who know me are aware that I do not ask for conformity, just civility and good will.Thank you for being a part of this community. Welcome to my world, our world. Make yourself at home and... Enjoy!Blessings,JasonTopics#3DPrinters #Activism #Agriculture #Analysis #Art #Artist #Bicycle #Biodiesel #Biofuel #Biogas #Biomass #Business #BusinessDevelopment #Change #Christian #CivilDisobedience #CivilLiberties #CleanTechnology #ClimateChange #Coaching #Cogeneration #Collaborate #Collaboration #Communications #Consulting #Cooperative #Creative #Creativity #CRM 2014-01-01 20:09:414975412
Jason Hurtado Daniels29,824High Content Circle at 30,000I am sharing the New Year’s edition of my high content circle as my community tops the 30,000 mark. This is my most carefully curated circle yet and includes some of the most interesting people who have joined my G+ community over the past two and a half years. This group of artists, business leaders, educators, engineers, futurists, programmers, and scientists represents the kind of collaborative core we'll need to solve the problems of this century.Not everyone could make in. This circle contains proven friends and new acquaintances.  There are representatives of every continent and dozens of professions. Those who know me are aware that I do not ask for conformity, just civility and good will.Thank you for being a part of this community. Welcome to my world, our world. Make yourself at home and... Enjoy!Blessings,JasonTopics#3DPrinters #Activism #Agriculture #Analysis #Art #Artist #Bicycle #Biodiesel #Biofuel #Biogas #Biomass #Business #BusinessDevelopment #Change #Christian #CivilDisobedience #CivilLiberties #CleanTechnology #ClimateChange #Coaching #Cogeneration #Collaborate #Collaboration #Communications #Consulting #Cooperative #Creative #Creativity #CRM #Crowdfu2014-01-01 18:56:4250016519
Brett Gibson5,754It's been a while since I've shared my "Australia" circle (probably 12 months) - *But I do keep it up to date. *Inactive people or Brands are kicked out. New ones are added. So here are the 100+1 (me) Australian's I think that are worth following on G+cc: +Paul Snedden +Kamal Tailor Cheers Gibbo.2013-12-12 03:08:26101938
Tessa Schlesinger12,664These are the people I follow. If you would like to follow these people, feel free. There is no guarantee that they will add you if you do. You will be following them because you would like to hear what they have to say. There is no need to plus it, add a comment, and then share it in order for you to be added to some new circle which will be shared. This is the way we shared circles for the first two years. So feel free to add, or not. And I'm not in it so it isn't promoting myself. It's a gift to you, if you would like it. And, I suppose it's a gift to those who are in the circle that I freely give with no expectation of return.2013-11-03 12:52:17133335
Fabian Weiland531#sharedcircles #sharedcircle #research #learning #communications  2013-10-31 09:13:1597104
martin shervington230,927Google+ for business circle! (Plus Your Business)Here is a perfect circle for people looking to connect with others on this topic. Many are +Plus Your Business! community members as well as being dedicated to applying G+ in business. Hope you enjoy connecting further. #circleshare   #plusyourbusiness   #ns   #sharedcircles   #googleplusforbusiness  2013-10-23 09:52:116923937
martin shervington230,927People who love Google+ hints and tips!Here is a recent circle of people who are dedicated to learning more about Google+, including G+ psychology. Add them in if you also want to see people who produce great content on the subject too. #sharedcircles   #ns   #sharedpubliccircles  2013-10-23 09:47:558524440
Trevor Penwarden4,674Here is my Doctor Who Circle, thank you all for you entertaining posts and comments :)A question for you all, what is your favorite Doctor Who story/episode?I have so much trouble picking, but today I am picking 'Terminus' Where the Doctor, Tegan , Nyssa and Turlough visit the centre of the universe.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminus_%28Doctor_Who%29 #sharedcircles #DoctorWho #TARDIS #Terminus  2013-09-19 06:19:40270405
Charles Strebor13,581Let's InteractThis circle consists of 23 people that have recently circled me that I have circled back - or the other way around.In this group of 23, there is interest to be found: a few artists and photographers, a heap of nerds and myriad lovers of science and science fiction but, generally, just lots of #GoodPeople.Investigate what you find here - you might find a few new people for your G+ experience.#letsinteract #circleshare  #GoodPeople  2013-09-17 08:55:012312016
Sindicatum Sustainable Resources0Please join and share the Sindicatum Sustainability Circle, read our blogs and join the discussion http://sindicatum.com/category/blog/ ~Thanks and have a nice day!2013-09-12 09:00:03376000
Dallas McMillan7,412Circle from the land downunder - Australia's top 200 PlussersWho are Australia's most followed people on Google Plus?I've put together this circle of Australia's top 200 profiles (by follower numbers - not engagement - some aren't particularly active) on Google Plus.It's pretty interesting to see the types of profiles which make the cut.Here is my quick overview:By far the most dominant characteristic of the top 200 are photographers - professional and amateur.The other notable individuals are a couple of cricketers in the top 10, a smattering of celebrity chefs, musicians, writers, artists, models and other celebrities.There are also fair numbers of Google employees, IT workers, social media and marketing types as well as a decent number of scientists and mathematicians. The only politician I noticed was Malcolm Turnbull - the Prime Minister and Leader of the opposition are conspicuous by their absence.I got the list from +CircleCount http://www.circlecount.com/au/profileslist/ and I've made a few tweaks - removing a couple of profiles that were inactive or had moved away from Australia. There were a number of others which probably don't belong as they now work in the USA or elsewhere.  #australia   #australianphotographers   #circleshare  I've notified members of the circle - let me know if you don't want to be listed.2013-08-04 14:24:522009213
Stephanie Calahan1,218FABULOUS WOMEN ON G+ Part 4 of 4My goal was to crowd-source a list of Fabulous Woman on G+ that are Actively posting and Engaging on Google+.  I had originally expected maybe 50 names.  Much to my surprise and , I received over 400+ comments filled with love and positive energy to help curate this list of well over 1491 beautiful people. I would say this was a success and now I'm sharing with everyone PUBLIC.  I hope you will share it far and wide too.  #Google+ will only allow me to share 500 at a time, so the list has been broken down in to 4 circles.  Groups 1-4 do not indicate any specific preference to any woman.  I would have shared one massive circle if I was allowed.Fabulous Women on G+ Part 1 Can be found here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/Srvv4xzeuYmFabulous Women on G+ Part 2 Can be found here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/DRFwReXQvbFFabulous Women on G+ Part 3 Can be found here:https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/7wiyEUFuKsHWhat You Can Do Now------------------------------------* Add these circles to your own circles by pressing the "View shared circle" button below. Then you can either add it to an existing circle of yours or add it as a new circle by giving it a new name. I've labeled mine "Fabulous Women on G+".  (You won't be able to see the circle on mobile or ipad -- you must be on a desktop or laptop.)  See other G+ quirks below.* Once you've added it, I recommend visiting the stream for this circle and browsing through it to see what you find interesting, encouraging, and enlightening. Then, share some love by commenting, +1ing or sharing the posts of your sisters!* Please note, this is a very diverse group of women.  You're likely to see some people in these circles who will see, understand, or experience things differently than you.  They may or may not share your similar interests.  With that in mind, a few suggestions:     -- If you disagree with someone's views, you can very easily remove them from your circle.     -- Please post public vs to these circles directly.  Each of us has separate preferences on notifications and we want to lift one another up, not bog down notifications.  I hope you all see some increased activity, make some new and inspired connections, and lift one another up as we share each other's brilliance.#fabwomenonG+If You Received Notification About this Circle--------------------------------------------------------------------If you're getting a notification about this it's because you've been identified me or others in the circle as a Fabulous Woman on G+ that is Actively posting and Engaging here.  Original Post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/HHzp7g9aW9tI thought you would want to know that you have been identified as someone the G+ community should connect with!  I don't send out notifications unless it is 100% warranted. G+ Quirky Things to Note----------------------------------------* Google+ has a daily limit of 500 for adding people to your circles. If you haven't added 50 people or more today, you should be fine to add one of the circles daily.2013-06-09 22:47:5043927622
Peter Edenist21,203The Super SciFi CircleWeekend reshare--------------------------------------------The new Sci-Fi circle has people from the Sci-FI community (join here http://goo.gl/SvYC6) who have been active posters on all things SF. Also included are some awesome artists, illustrators of SF and some people who have made Scifi movies!PLEASE RESHARE! to spread the love!I am adding some wonderful people who haven't been in this circle before. If you want in, please comment saying 'add me'Thanks to all the people here who have made this circle possible!If you do not wish to receive notifications, please comment 'opt out' in the post.----------------------------------------------------#scifi   #scififans   #scifichat   #scifiwatcher   #scififriday   #science   #sciencesunday   #sciencefiction   #sciencefictionandfantasy   #sciencefictiontelevision   #scienceisawesome   #sciencefictiontelevision   #sf   #circle   #circlesharing   #circleshare   #circles   #circleshared   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharingcircle   #shared   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleslist   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publiccircles   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles #science   2013-05-24 08:26:21417926392
Jean Phillipe14,902My selection of G+ users who released great posts this month  part  10#sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharedcircleday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday  #circles  #bestcircle   #sharedcircle   #circletobeshared   #circleoftheday  #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers  #circle   #circles   #public   #publiccircle  #circleshare   #circlesharing    #sharedcircles      #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles#sharingcircle 2013-05-07 10:14:364985410
Terry Dyke969The EarthFuture circle -- a carefully-vetted group of people who post frequently and engage on how we humans might inhabit our planet in a sustainable, energy-smart, and humane way. If you are interested in joining the circle and expanding it, please do the following:1. Add this to your circles2. Add yourself to the circle3. Share the expanded circle to Public4. Include comments and #EarthFuture tagThanks!Terry Dyke #EarthFuture #sustainability #transition #sharedcircles2013-05-06 21:40:0230400
Jean Phillipe14,691My selection of G+ users who released great posts this week part 1#circle   #circles   #public   #publiccircle  #circleshare   #circlesharing     #sharedcircles      #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharingcircle 2013-05-05 10:21:514985217
martin shervington81,949Commoogling Engagers Circle 1 (April 2013)These circles are some of the longest and deepest connections I have made during my time on Google+. Thanks to everyone who make Google+ such a positive learning environment.Still learning... #commoogling  2013-04-11 17:23:23456401440
Jordan Hawker4,341Plus Help CircleIt's #CircleShareSunday  once again, and I've got a great #circle  for you today!  The people in this circle are great plussers interested in sharing and learning about how to best use the great features we have a G+!  Circle them and share in the wealth! #PlusHelp   #CircleShare   #GooglePlusTips  2013-02-25 01:28:348910114
Jason Hurtado Daniels0Open, Clean and Sustainable Clean Technology CircleHigh Content @ 15,000I have put together a circle with 499 environmentalists and technologists I follow and who follow me. Priority has been given to those who are interactive and who share interesting content.I will pass 15,000 followers today, so even at 499 this is a select group. I have not screened every person individually, so there may be a few surprises. If you want to join, let me know about your intersts. I hope this circle helps you to expand your network and to enrich your stream.Have a great week!JasonHere are some of the topics covered by this group:#3D #AI #ArtificalIntelligence #Biomass #Clean #Conservation #Database #Democracy #Developer #Energy #Environment #Farm #Food #Futurist #Game #Gamification #Gardening #Geothermal #Green #Hamradio #Linux #Opensource #Organic #OSS #Programmer #Recycle #Renewable #Robots #Science #Software #Solar #Sustainability #Sustainable #Technology #VOIP #Wind#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles2013-02-10 17:24:13499431736
Peter Edenist16,857The Merged Super Mega SciFi Circle - Weekend Special!!!!!!!!!!!!!This is the new circle which merges the SciFi Main circle as well as Scifi new circle (Circle 2)If you got dropped, please ask for an inclusion again!Some wonderful people here who have supported the SF community which has got pretty large, I just merged the circles since the support and reshares have dropped dramatically.✭▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬✭Our communities are located here -  Science on G+ - https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/111298192566988133095SciFi - https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/116559659196021786692Doctor Who - https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/104764744054347436297Mighty Shiny Browncoats - https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/108316556535206988185Ultimate Star Trek - https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/108157800476961230411Ultimate Star Wars - https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/113815258843697990915AI/ Coding / Robotics - https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/102462336367426662971✭▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬✭Please ✭✭✭*Reshare* ✭✭✭ to share the love and to support Science and SF!!!!!! ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬✭Big thanks to all who participated in keeping this circle alive!!! Thank you again for your support!#science   #sciencerules   #sciencesunday   #scienceeveryday   #scifi  #scififans   #scifichat   #scifiwatcher   #scififriday   #sciencefiction  #sciencefictiontelevision   #sciencefictionandfantasy   #sciencefictionmovies  #hardscifi   #fantasy   #worthsharing   #robotics   #drwho   #whovians  2013-02-03 13:59:393881267894
Jason Hurtado Daniels13,805100 People You Would Want to Recreate Civilization WithBeautiful minds, beautiful images, beautiful hearts.My Best Circle Ever.Topics include: renewable energy, poetry, open source software, education, entrepreneurship, organic gardening, 3-D printing, sustainable housing, makers, hackers, art, philosophy and science.2013-01-29 03:27:35100371727
Jason Hurtado Daniels13,131Wonderful Women of Google+I have put together a circle with 499 women I follow and who follow me. Priority has been given to women who are interactive and who share interesting content.I just passed 13,000 followers yesterday, so even at 500 this is a select group. I have not screened each person individually, so there may be some surprises!A few days ago I sent out a private version of this circle to give people an opportunity to opt out. Please let me know if you want to be added or deleted in the next version. I have included myself in this circle, so I can be associated with this great group. I hope this circle helps you to expand your network and to enrich your stream.Have a great weekend!Jason#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #circlesharing #publiccirclecirclecount.com2013-01-19 05:03:12500724
Jason Hurtado Daniels13,055Wonderful Women of Google+I have put together a circle with 499 women I follow and who follow me. Priority has been given to women who are interactive and who share interesting content.I just passed 13,000 followers yesterday, so even at 500 this is a select group. I have not screened each person individually, so there may be some surprises!A few days ago I sent out a private version of this circle to give people an opportunity to opt out. Please let me know if you want to be added or deleted in the next version. I have included myself in this circle, so I can be associated with this great group. I hope this circle helps you to expand your network and to enrich your stream.Have a great weekend!Jason#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #circlesharing #publiccirclecirclecount.com2013-01-18 22:49:24500403
Jason Hurtado Daniels12,888Shared CircleSustainability and Clean TechnologyThis is the first installment of a community I am growing. Please let me know if you want to be included. Frequent sharers about: #biology #biomass #biomedical #energy #environment #ethanol #gardening #food #geothermal #green #innovation #international #internet #Linux #methane #opensource #organic #renewable #science #software #solar #startup #strategy #sustainability #technology #wave #web #wind #wireless#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circlesharing #publiccircle  2013-01-16 01:47:255005711
Peter Edenist15,424The Doctor Who CircleAwesome circle now with an awesome dedicated community here!!!  - https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104764744054347436297For all people who like Dr.Who and wish to join please just press the link and click 'join community'. For an add into the circle, just comment for an add-in. If you are notified, you are in the circle! RESHARE! RESHARE! RESHARE! (Said in the voice of a Dalek).#drwho   #whovians   #doctorwho   #doctorwhocircle   #doctorwhofans   #doctorwhoaddict   #dalek   #daleks   #circle   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #publiccircles   #public   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #weekend   #weekendproject   #reshare   #reshared   #resharetags   #reshareday   #sharingcircle   #sciencefictiontelevision   #daleks   #thedoctor   2013-01-07 13:14:52331922960
Robert Hughey2,382This is the Thought Leaders Shared Circle.It is public and you're welcome to view and then add these people to your own Circles. Why would you do so?  Well, here you have a group of people who make up an excellent representation of not just Google+ - but of the 'Net itself.This Shared Circle and these people people, myself included, have a firm voice in their writing, keep daily or at least weekly blogs, and though I have not checked every single person as of right now, I would expect the #Klout  score of each member would not be below 50.Please add the Thought Leaders Shared Circle. 2013-01-06 14:46:4710314111
Jason Hurtado Daniels11,903High Content ~ Top Engagers and Thought LeadersThis circle contains some of my favorite people from 2012. They share valuable information and thought-provoking points of view. This is a great circle to follow to stay updated on science, technology, computing, news, business, and social trends.Frequent sharers about: #biology #biomedical #blog #business #code #collaboration #Constitution #democracy #development #economics #education #entrepreneurship #environment #freedom #humor #innovation #international #internet #Linux #marketing #network #online #opensource #philosophy #physics #photography #politics #psychology #religion #science #smallbusiness #social #socialjustice #software #startup #strategy #sustainability #team #technology #web #wireless#circleshare #sharedcircles #sha2013-01-05 18:59:3810011918
martin shervington28,933Circle of enrichment! - (new for 2013)This circle is full of awesome people who have most recently been enriching my life on Google+. There are also a couple of quality pages that have been supportive as well. In brief: add them in and you'll probably know with whom I interact the most.A huge thank you to everyone included and I look forward to sharing a great year ahead. #commoogling     #publiccircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #publiccirclesproject  2013-01-05 15:57:58275613057
Jason Hurtado Daniels11,529Jason Hurtado DanielsShared a circle with you:High Content ~ 2012 YearbookThis circle has been scrubbed to focus on content-oriented people from my circles. This is a great circle to follow to stay updated on science, technology, computing, news, business, and social trends.Frequent sharers about: #biology #biomedical #blog #business #code #collaboration #Constitution #democracy #development #economics #education #entrepreneurship #environment #freedom #humor #innovation #international #internet #Linux #marketing #network #online #opensource #philosophy #physics #photography #politics #psychology #religion #science #smallbusiness #social #socialjustice #software #startup #strategy #sustainability #team #technology #web #wireless#circleshare #sharedcircles #shar2013-01-02 07:46:0310010316
martin shervington28,430Personal Development circle! - getting ready for 2013If you received a notification you are in the circle...I asked people on Google+ who is into 'personal development' and this is the circle is the result.I may well have some community based events coming up, so you'll find like-minded folks in here as well. So, whether you want more content of: inspiration, motivation, gaining focus/planning, psychological techniques, or just people with a positive outlook, this could be a great circle to add in. #PlusYourLife  2013-01-01 14:42:35136391052
Paul Snedden7,059Advance Australia Share - The CircleWOW! What an absolutely overwhelming response I received to my request for your favourite Australians (http://goo.gl/mFLe1). You certainly did deliver.The circle contains a bunch of people who I was already following, but a wealth of freshly undiscovered goodness for me as well. In total, 436 Awesome Aussies waiting to fill your stream with all sorts of goodness. It's got photogs, geeks, writers, a kiwi (ANZACs all the way), expat Aussies living abroad and a couple of long-term Aussie residents who won't admit to being Australian :)I'd like to make special mention to the following people for making this circle possible.The Resharers+Mz Maau  +Giuseppe Basile +Starway Paul +JPG Photo Gallery  +Daryl Hunt +Jim Munro +Brad Chasenore +Annie Yim +Rose T +Rob E +James Fridley +Gerardine Rudolphy +Christopher Prins +Charles Strebor +Peter Lake and +Australia Great The Contributors+2012-12-31 22:36:03436692946
Peter Edenist14,517Hard SciFi Circle is up for reshare!!. This is an awesome circle with thoughtful people who are active in the SF space, like hearing, reading and watching SF. Add them up for the awesomeness!!Did you know?The matching Sci-Fi Community is located here - http://goo.gl/vTFvIThe Science Community invite is here (Science on G+) - http://goo.gl/7UPfFIf you wish to participate and moderate in the communities, please send me a Personal & Private post.If you want in on the circle, please comment on the Original Post for an add-in, as usual my circles are free to join and based on your opting in. Reshare to spread the Awesomesauce!!!#hardscifi   #hardsciencefiction   #hardscience   #sciencefiction  #scifi #scififans #scififriday #scifichat #scifiwatcher #sciencefiction #sciencefictiontelevision #sciencefictionmovies #sf #scifichannel #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles #publiccirclesproject #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles 2012-12-26 07:50:52185664865
AyJay Schibig12,717ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-21 06:26:433277010
Peter Edenist13,798TOP Circle - Sensational Science Fiction Circle Resharers!☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆Weekend Share! we already have over 2000 people in our community, come visit!Your matching community is here - https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/116559659196021786692⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿Why should you add them? They are awesome - they support the SF initiative and are genuinely interested in Science Fiction and Science.============================================Reshare and Add for spreading the love#scifi #scififans #scififriday #scifichat #scifiwatcher #sciencefiction #sciencefictionandfantasy #sciencefictiontelevision #sciencefictionmovies #sf #scifichannel #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles #publiccirclesproject #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #sharingmeansthankyou #topcircles #sharingiscaring  #shareitall#resharetags   #2012-12-15 09:50:2144911776113
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2014-09-17 07:38:02 (26 comments, 18 reshares, 72 +1s) 

Via 100% Renewable on FB.
"Yesterday Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey said he found wind turbines "quite appalling". This is after his comments in May to Alan Jones that he found wind turbines “utterly offensive”.

We couldn't agree more and found a great example of a how wind farms ruin a beautiful landscape.

Can you help Joe out and suggest to him some things that are more "appalling" than wind turbines?" (Twitter would be a good place to share ideas!)
#windturbines   #windpower   #renewableenergy  

Most reshares: 18

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2014-09-17 07:38:02 (26 comments, 18 reshares, 72 +1s) 

Via 100% Renewable on FB.
"Yesterday Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey said he found wind turbines "quite appalling". This is after his comments in May to Alan Jones that he found wind turbines “utterly offensive”.

We couldn't agree more and found a great example of a how wind farms ruin a beautiful landscape.

Can you help Joe out and suggest to him some things that are more "appalling" than wind turbines?" (Twitter would be a good place to share ideas!)
#windturbines   #windpower   #renewableenergy  

Most plusones: 72

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2014-09-17 07:38:02 (26 comments, 18 reshares, 72 +1s) 

Via 100% Renewable on FB.
"Yesterday Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey said he found wind turbines "quite appalling". This is after his comments in May to Alan Jones that he found wind turbines “utterly offensive”.

We couldn't agree more and found a great example of a how wind farms ruin a beautiful landscape.

Can you help Joe out and suggest to him some things that are more "appalling" than wind turbines?" (Twitter would be a good place to share ideas!)
#windturbines   #windpower   #renewableenergy  

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2014-09-19 05:44:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

A great bit of thought provoking writing.
via +Winston Close 

Excerpt from the article by JOHN PILGER
There are times when farce and living caricature almost consume the cynicism and mendacity in the daily life of Australia’s rulers. Across the front pages is a photograph of a resolute Tony Abbott with Indigenous children in Arnhem Land. “Domestic policy one day,” says the caption, “focus on war the next.”

Reminiscent of a vintage anthropologist, the prime minister grasps the head of an Indigenous child trying to shake his hand. He beams, as if incredulous at the success of his twin stunts: “running the nation” from a bushland tent on the Gove Peninsula while “taking the nation to war”. Like any “reality” show, he is surrounded by cameras and manic attendants, who alert the nation to his principled and decisive acts.

But wait; the leader of all Australians must fly south to farewell the SAS, off on its latest heroic mission since its triumph in the civilian bloodfest of Afghanistan. “Pursuing sheer evil” sounds familiar. Of course, an historic mercenary role is unmentionable, this time backing the latest US installed sectarian regime in Baghdad and re-branded ex-Kurdish “terrorists”, now guarding Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Marathon Oil, Hunt Oil et al.

No parliamentary debate is allowed; no fabricated invitation from foreigners in distress is necessary, as it was in Vietnam. Speed is the essence. What with US intelligence insisting there is no threat from Islamic State to the US and presumably Australia, truth may deter the mission if time is lost. If yesterday’s police and media show of “anti-terror” arrests in “the plot against Sydney” fails to arouse the suspicions of the nation, nothing will. That the unpopular Abbott’s various wars are likely to be self-fulfilling, making Australians less safe, ought to be in the headlines, too. Remember the blowback from Blair’s wars.

But what of the beheadings? During the 21 months between James Foley’s abduction and his beheading, 113 people were reportedly beheaded by Saudi Arabia, one of Barack Obama’s and Abbott’s closest allies in their current “moral” and “idealistic” enterprise. Indeed, Abbott’s war will no doubt rate a plaque in the Australian War Memorial alongside all the other colonial invasions acknowledged in that great emporium of white nationalism – except, of course, the colonial invasion of Australia during which the beheading of the Indigenous Australian defenders was not considered sheer evil.
READ MORE = http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/19/tony-abbott-in-arnhem-land-a-display-of-farce-and-cynicism?CMP=ema_632___A great bit of thought provoking writing.
via +Winston Close 

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2014-09-19 04:22:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Despite the sustained vitriol and spite, all ABC programs “performed very well in achieving a varied mix of editorial content.  Further, content that was subject to public concern and/or debate was balanced with equal time given to both sides of the argument.”

Despite the sustained vitriol and spite, all ABC programs “performed very well in achieving a varied mix of editorial content.  Further, content that was subject to public concern and/or debate was balanced with equal time given to both sides of the argument.”___

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2014-09-19 04:08:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

Can you call Industry Minister, Ian Macfarlane, and ask him to leave the RET alone? Details in the link.

Can you call Industry Minister, Ian Macfarlane, and ask him to leave the RET alone? Details in the link.___

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2014-09-19 03:15:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Petition link: https://www.change.org/p/tony-abbott-there-s-noexcuse-for-domestic-violence-it-s-time-for-leadership-on-this-crisis

via +Winston Close 
#domesticviolence   #abbottfail  

___Petition link: https://www.change.org/p/tony-abbott-there-s-noexcuse-for-domestic-violence-it-s-time-for-leadership-on-this-crisis

via +Winston Close 
#domesticviolence   #abbottfail  

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2014-09-19 02:50:58 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Road deaths and trauma are never funny. Aggression isn't acceptable. The person abused could be my husband, my son, my daughter, my friends ... but not me - I stopped riding on the road years ago after too much smart-arsed behaviour from thugs.
http://theconversation.com/why-do-we-still-hear-people-joke-about-hitting-cyclists-31214
via +Tren C 

Do you use "humour" to discuss acts of violence towards groups you are not a part of? Are you really just a bully?
Do you even bother to apologize about it, or worse start with "I'm sorry but...."
This article is about a group I call myself a part of, but it applies equally well to racism, sexism, homophobia, etc... ___Road deaths and trauma are never funny. Aggression isn't acceptable. The person abused could be my husband, my son, my daughter, my friends ... but not me - I stopped riding on the road years ago after too much smart-arsed behaviour from thugs.
http://theconversation.com/why-do-we-still-hear-people-joke-about-hitting-cyclists-31214
via +Tren C 

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2014-09-18 05:37:50 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s) 

Uh huh, Fear Maintenance Officer - we seem to have a few of them atm. 
#clarkeanddawe  
via +Les Bell 

"The best performing division in the Australian government at the moment". #auspol #auspolitics  ___Uh huh, Fear Maintenance Officer - we seem to have a few of them atm. 
#clarkeanddawe  
via +Les Bell 

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2014-09-17 22:36:03 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

This isn't an article from The Shovel and makes a mockery of democratic ideas.
via +WT Gator 

This is completely unacceptable. Businesses get two votes to every citizen's single vote? I've never heard of such a thing before and it should not be allowed to pass into law. It's grossly undemocratic. #auspol  ___This isn't an article from The Shovel and makes a mockery of democratic ideas.
via +WT Gator 

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2014-09-17 22:31:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

What to do when you get sick of waiting for an inept grubment to act on health.
via +Sridhar Dhanapalan 

New website fills healthy food ratings vacuum

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-17/new-website-fills-healthy-food-ratings-vacuum/5751082___What to do when you get sick of waiting for an inept grubment to act on health.
via +Sridhar Dhanapalan 

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2014-09-17 22:19:33 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s) 

#atthemovies   #davidandmargaret  
via +Winston Close 

ILLEGAL DOWNLOADS DISCUSSION BY MALCOLM AND TONY
Cartoon by David Pope.___ #atthemovies   #davidandmargaret  
via +Winston Close 

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2014-09-17 11:55:11 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s) 

Via email:
The message below is from one of Australia's brightest and quirkiest scientist, TV and radio personality, author and all-things-science advocate, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki.

Dear new Best-Friend-Forever, 

There are only five days to go before the biggest coordinated climate mobilisation the world has ever seen. 

Back in 1977, Munich Re (one of the world's largest insurance companies) was already factoring the effects of the Greenhouse Effect (as it was called back then) into their insurance premiums. It took a little longer to convince the climate scientists, but by 1988, they agreed the climate was warming, we caused it, and that it would be bad. It's been a quarter of a century since then and yet, here we are. 

This Sunday 21 September, thousands of Australians are taking a stand for climate action. Not signed up yet? Sign upto... more »

Via email:
The message below is from one of Australia's brightest and quirkiest scientist, TV and radio personality, author and all-things-science advocate, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki.

Dear new Best-Friend-Forever, 

There are only five days to go before the biggest coordinated climate mobilisation the world has ever seen. 

Back in 1977, Munich Re (one of the world's largest insurance companies) was already factoring the effects of the Greenhouse Effect (as it was called back then) into their insurance premiums. It took a little longer to convince the climate scientists, but by 1988, they agreed the climate was warming, we caused it, and that it would be bad. It's been a quarter of a century since then and yet, here we are. 

This Sunday 21 September, thousands of Australians are taking a stand for climate action. Not signed up yet? Sign up today: https://www.getup.org.au/melbourne-march 

Here are five good reasons to get involved on Sunday. 

This is an international day of action. Fun fact: Melbourne's distance in relation to the Greenwich meridian means Australia will be the first involved country to see September 21. This means it's up to us to set the standard for the rest of the world. 

We also need to provide the international media with awesome images of Australians taking action on climate change.

The Ancient Greek philosophers thought that nature abhorred a vacuum – so, this Sunday, we're filling a void by taking Tony Abbott's seat at the table! 

This week it was confirmed our Prime Minister Tony Abbott won't even bother showing up for the UN's emergency Climate Summit.1 This summit will be attended by 125 heads of state including President Obama and President Xi Jinping from China, as well as global business and civil society leaders. But Australia's seat at the table will be left empty – leaving it up to us to show up in our Prime Minister's place. 

Australia is one of the largest emitters of carbon pollution per capita in the world! Yet, while the rest of the world steps up to reduce emissions, our government is actively trying to unwind every piece of legislation needed to avoid two degrees of warming and the dangerous climate impacts that will follow. 

On Sunday, thousands of Australians around the country will be demonstrating that Australia wants stronger climate action – will you join them? 

https://www.getup.org.au/melbourne-march 

xt = x0 (1 + r)t is the formula for exponential growth, where x0 is the starting value of "x" at time "0", "t" is the time, xt is its value after time "t", and "r" is the "growth rate". (What this means is, the more the merrier!) 

This Sunday, you'll join comedian and TV personality Lehmo, climate scientist Professor Tim Flannery, musicians, community leaders, farmers, and thousands of other like-minded, passionate Australians. After the formal part of the event, you'll have a chance to sign up for ongoing on-the-ground climate campaigns. These cover actions such as using your consumer power to switch to a clean energy provider, to getting involved in the "Vote Clean" Victorian election effort, to meeting your local campaign community groups – and many more. 

Why do we need to get loud? So people will hear! When you are listening to the quietest sound you can possibly hear, your eardrums are moving back-and-forth a distance equal to the diameter of a hydrogen atom. So there are Quantum Effects involved in hearing, as there are in vision. But at the other end of the scale, if we are loud enough, people will hear! 

The 125 Heads of State who will be meeting in New York for the emergency Climate Summit will hear the calls of people all over the world. They will see the tens of thousands of everyday Australians show up and be counted, instead of being led into the dark by a government determined to blindly unwind progress. Your actions on September 21 won't go unnoticed. 

Obviously, there are many many more than five reasons to stand with Australians and join the rest of the world in calling for climate action this Sunday. I know our country is capable of meeting this challenge, and I hope to see your tweets, messages, faces on TV and voices lifted from the streets this Sunday. Sign up today: https://www.getup.org.au/melbourne-march 

For the love of science, 

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki___

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2014-09-17 08:07:53 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s) 

What's going on inside the ABC? 
via +Winston Close 

___What's going on inside the ABC? 
via +Winston Close 

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2014-09-17 07:38:02 (26 comments, 18 reshares, 72 +1s) 

Via 100% Renewable on FB.
"Yesterday Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey said he found wind turbines "quite appalling". This is after his comments in May to Alan Jones that he found wind turbines “utterly offensive”.

We couldn't agree more and found a great example of a how wind farms ruin a beautiful landscape.

Can you help Joe out and suggest to him some things that are more "appalling" than wind turbines?" (Twitter would be a good place to share ideas!)
#windturbines   #windpower   #renewableenergy  

Via 100% Renewable on FB.
"Yesterday Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey said he found wind turbines "quite appalling". This is after his comments in May to Alan Jones that he found wind turbines “utterly offensive”.

We couldn't agree more and found a great example of a how wind farms ruin a beautiful landscape.

Can you help Joe out and suggest to him some things that are more "appalling" than wind turbines?" (Twitter would be a good place to share ideas!)
#windturbines   #windpower   #renewableenergy  ___

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2014-09-17 03:57:36 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 47 +1s) 

I'm a very proud mother. My daughter has had an article published in the CSIRO magazine The Helix. May it be the first of many! Congratulations +Amelia Travers
#CSIRO #Helix #sciencecommunication #Arctic #polarnight #rov

I'm a very proud mother. My daughter has had an article published in the CSIRO magazine The Helix. May it be the first of many! Congratulations +Amelia Travers
#CSIRO #Helix #sciencecommunication #Arctic #polarnight #rov___

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2014-09-17 02:59:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

Long. Will need to read it again. The graphs are worth pondering:
"Hardliners in the federal LNP would like to move Australia down the list to compete with the neo-conservative countries at the bottom of the barrel."

"The LNP’s silence about the need for tax reform in Australia actually protects wealthy families and corporations from making an appropriate contribution to an improvement in the government’s revenue base."

via +Winston Close 

Excerpt from the article by AIMN
Can alternative news metaphors be constructed?

Overseas experience suggests that most corporately driven societies cannot hold the line against a growing wealth divide.

In more competitive societies, the wealth divide usually increases as the remnants of social democracy are eroded by privatization as well as cut-backs in services and industrial awards.

The LNP’s silence about the need for tax reform in Australia actually protects wealthy families and corporations from making an appropriate contribution to an improvement in the government’s revenue base.

The notion that everyone benefits from economic rationalist strategies, as advocated by the LNP, is not evident in data from Oxfam.

None of the developed economies listed has achieved a more equitable income distribution since 1990 with the exception of a slight improvement in the USA, thanks to the presence of President Obama’s domestic initiatives.

Ironically, the US remains one of the most unequal societies in the developed world and the Abbott Government is committed to moving Australia in this direction
READ MORE = http://theaimn.com/politics-debt-crisis/___Long. Will need to read it again. The graphs are worth pondering:
"Hardliners in the federal LNP would like to move Australia down the list to compete with the neo-conservative countries at the bottom of the barrel."

"The LNP’s silence about the need for tax reform in Australia actually protects wealthy families and corporations from making an appropriate contribution to an improvement in the government’s revenue base."

via +Winston Close 

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2014-09-16 08:48:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

This is how to look at the citizenship issue. 
via +Winston Close 

Excerpt from the article by NOELY NEATE
When you put your hand up to represent your electorate, you sign a legal document with the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC). If you lie on that document, there are legal ramifications, as there should be.

The fact that maybe some of that law is outdated has nothing to do with this issue and is just a distraction. If Mr Abbott formally renounced his dual citizenship with the U.K. High Commission (as I am led to believe is the process for U.K. citizens) prior to 26 March 1994 when he signed his Candidate Nomination Form, then all is good.

There should be no issue showing us the paperwork, huh? I mean, there is a process and it does involve official paperwork, the sort of paperwork you do tend to keep on file.

Instead, an FOI request for this information has been denied.

I don’t know about you but I find this insulting. An Australian citizen should not be denied proof of the legal status of an MP’s citizenship. There is no good reason for it, no security issue or commercial confidence issue.

This FOI denial alone is what keeps this issue alive. This "distraction" can quite easily disappear into the ether by providing a copy of the paperwork renouncing of U.K. citizenship AND a copy of the AEC Candidate Nomination form when Mr Abbot first sought to win a seat in Parliament.
READ MORE :  http://www.independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/rulz-is-rulz-whether-you-are-joe-blow-jill-dill-or-pm-of-australia,6904___This is how to look at the citizenship issue. 
via +Winston Close 

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2014-09-16 08:31:37 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s) 

"The RET is working. It has built a $18 billion industry, created 30,000 jobs and is putting downward pressure on wholesale electricity prices. It seems the only reason the Abbott government wants the Renewable Energy Target scrapped is to prop up their mates in the big power companies."
Does Labor have the balls to fight for it and extend it? Somehow I see a limp fish not a party with guts and vision.

#ret   #renewableenergytarget   #renewableenergy  

"The RET is working. It has built a $18 billion industry, created 30,000 jobs and is putting downward pressure on wholesale electricity prices. It seems the only reason the Abbott government wants the Renewable Energy Target scrapped is to prop up their mates in the big power companies."
Does Labor have the balls to fight for it and extend it? Somehow I see a limp fish not a party with guts and vision.

#ret   #renewableenergytarget   #renewableenergy  ___

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2014-09-16 07:21:41 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s) 

28 years and now it's farewell for good. There are some great clips in the link - I especially like the Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush presentation!
#atthemovies   #margaretanddavid  

28 years and now it's farewell for good. There are some great clips in the link - I especially like the Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush presentation!
#atthemovies   #margaretanddavid  ___

2014-09-16 03:00:29 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

When: Sunday, 21 September
Meet at 10:30am for an 11am start
Where: Meeting outside Mr Tulk Cafe, Latrobe St at the side of the State Library.
We’ll all be marching to the Treasury Gardens
What to wear: Blue t-shirt

This Sunday, as the world’s leaders meet in New York City for the United Nations climate summit, people around the world will rally to call on our elected leaders to take our climate crisis seriously.

We need to let the Australian delegation, and the world, know that we want rapid, concrete action to address global warming and restore a safe climate.

And as people around the globe mobilise for climate action, Victorians are mobilising get our climate and environment on the agenda for the Victorian state election.

Our campaign to get all parties coming to the election with strong climate and environment policy is really gainingtra... more »

When: Sunday, 21 September
Meet at 10:30am for an 11am start
Where: Meeting outside Mr Tulk Cafe, Latrobe St at the side of the State Library.
We’ll all be marching to the Treasury Gardens
What to wear: Blue t-shirt

This Sunday, as the world’s leaders meet in New York City for the United Nations climate summit, people around the world will rally to call on our elected leaders to take our climate crisis seriously.

We need to let the Australian delegation, and the world, know that we want rapid, concrete action to address global warming and restore a safe climate.

And as people around the globe mobilise for climate action, Victorians are mobilising get our climate and environment on the agenda for the Victorian state election.

Our campaign to get all parties coming to the election with strong climate and environment policy is really gaining traction but with just two months to go, we need all hands on deck! Will you join us at the rally to ask people to pledge to Vote for their Environment at this state election? 

This global grassroots mobilisation is about us – about communities joining together in Australia and around the world. Our state and federal governments doing their best to wind back action on climate change, so let’s show them that Australians demand climate action!

As we countdown to the Victorian election, we need as many people as we can get on board, pledging to Vote for their Environment. Will you come to the rally and help us reach our target? It’ll send a strong message to our state politicians that the time for action on climate and environment is right now!

#march   #protest   #environment   #climateaction  ___

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2014-09-16 01:57:08 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

The issue with this government is not the simple totem of an absent Science Minister. It is the pervasive dismissal of evidence in all areas of policy .
#preciouspetal   #science   #sciencecommunication   #lnpfail  

The issue with this government is not the simple totem of an absent Science Minister. It is the pervasive dismissal of evidence in all areas of policy .
#preciouspetal   #science   #sciencecommunication   #lnpfail  ___

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2014-09-16 01:42:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

Near Bega and interested in action on climate issues? Details below. 
via +Winston Close 

Excerpt from the article by  Albert McKnight
A BYO picnic to discuss the climate change issue will take place in Merimbula this weekend.

Clean Energy for Eternity (CEFE) is hosting the event in conjunction with GetUp and other groups and organisations from the Bega Valley.

CEFE event organiser Prue Kelly said it is for people around the region to meet, have a picnic and talk about what they can do to fight against climate change.

“It’s about like-minded people coming together to support the plea for climate action,” Ms Kelly said.

“This isn’t just happening in our region, it’s all around the country and we are just one small part of it.

“We want to send a strong message to the Australian Government.”

The day, September 21, is the day for Peoples Climate March, which is a global event with the theme “action, not words” to demonstrate support for more action on climate change.

It is the weekend before the Heads of State Climate Meeting on September 23 in New York, which is hosted by United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon.  
READ MORE : http://www.begadistrictnews.com.au/story/2562109/peoples-climate-march-in-merimbula-food-for-thought/?cs=509___Near Bega and interested in action on climate issues? Details below. 
via +Winston Close 

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2014-09-16 01:34:59 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s) 

This is encouraging!
"In the coming months, the Herald will campaign for the federal government to outline its vision for the country's future, a plan that brings together science, innovation and education, as outlined by the chief scientist.
But a plan, by its very definition, is just the beginning.
To lay the foundations of a strong, competitive economy, the government needs to view funding for research as an investment, not a cost that can be slashed without consequence.
The government may figure this out themselves. Or maybe they'll need an angry mob of scientists to remind them."
#sydneymorningherald   #science   #fundingcuts   #sciencecommunication   #accountability   #lnpfail  

This is encouraging!
"In the coming months, the Herald will campaign for the federal government to outline its vision for the country's future, a plan that brings together science, innovation and education, as outlined by the chief scientist.
But a plan, by its very definition, is just the beginning.
To lay the foundations of a strong, competitive economy, the government needs to view funding for research as an investment, not a cost that can be slashed without consequence.
The government may figure this out themselves. Or maybe they'll need an angry mob of scientists to remind them."
#sydneymorningherald   #science   #fundingcuts   #sciencecommunication   #accountability   #lnpfail  ___

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2014-09-15 11:17:35 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s) 

via +Kristin Milton 
#teaching   #sciencecommunication  

Good morning plussers!

This one is specifically for Australian IT professionals.

Interested in spreading your passion for IT?  This is a really good program managed by CSIRO, and they are looking for volunteers.
I like this one because you can choose your level of involvement.
(You do need to get your Working with Children clearances)___via +Kristin Milton 
#teaching   #sciencecommunication  

2014-09-14 06:51:36 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s) 

Thanks for nothing AGL.
via +Michael Ringland 

+AGL, well they don't seem to have any interest in G+,  anyway,  they are my Gas energy suppliers, and they wrote to me with some great news.
Because Australia has abandoned all interest in lowering carbon emissions, thanks to +Liberal Party and the lowest common denominator Australian voter my gas bill is now about (I'm told) 4.5% lower than it would be, if we actively reduced our carbon emissions with a tax on Carbon. As the thing known as "climate change" takes increasing hold, this rebate wont help those who live in cyclone prone areas, but I don't care about them...I've got an extra 4;5%, the rebate won't help those living in low lying islands, but I don;t care about them either, it wont help those who live by fishing, as the increased acidity reduces fish stock until we're left with jellyfish (which has an interesting texture), but I don't care about them. It will affect my bushfire rating, and that might mean an extra slug on my insurance, and I'll need more fire pumps - but the extra 4.5% might help with that lot.
I'm hoping the volunteer fire fighters will come and help me when the fire does come...just as long as they aren't fishermen, have friends in cyclone prone areas or family in low lying islands they can come and HELP ME. I'll give them a few dollars donation, I'm generous like that. ___Thanks for nothing AGL.
via +Michael Ringland 

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2014-09-13 00:53:26 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s) 

"If Gina Rinehart wants to build a coal mine at the end of your street - you won't get to object. 

What if you knew the coal dust would blow across your town, right through your home? Worried about the health of your kids, or others in the community? Too bad. Or maybe you'd be worried about the local water supply. Now, with the new law, you don't get to object. "

also here: 
http://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au/news/agriculture/general/news/controversial-mining-bill-passes/2711695.aspx
via +Winston Close 

___"If Gina Rinehart wants to build a coal mine at the end of your street - you won't get to object. 

What if you knew the coal dust would blow across your town, right through your home? Worried about the health of your kids, or others in the community? Too bad. Or maybe you'd be worried about the local water supply. Now, with the new law, you don't get to object. "

also here: 
http://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au/news/agriculture/general/news/controversial-mining-bill-passes/2711695.aspx
via +Winston Close 

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2014-09-12 02:29:57 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

Curious to hear what others think about this. To me it reeks of fantasy land wishful thinking, but perhaps I'm a bit old and crusty and cynical?

Curious to hear what others think about this. To me it reeks of fantasy land wishful thinking, but perhaps I'm a bit old and crusty and cynical?___

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2014-09-11 22:49:41 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s) 

The Clarke and Dawe skit is too close to the truth to be funny. Should the govt be outsourcing medical and tax data to offshore agencies? I suspect it's not just the unions who are dismayed at the prospect. 

Article via +WT Gator http://www.smh.com.au/national/public-service/public-service-union-furious-over-tax-offices-manila-outsourcing-proposal-20140911-10fgeg.html

The Clarke and Dawe skit is too close to the truth to be funny. Should the govt be outsourcing medical and tax data to offshore agencies? I suspect it's not just the unions who are dismayed at the prospect. 

Article via +WT Gator http://www.smh.com.au/national/public-service/public-service-union-furious-over-tax-offices-manila-outsourcing-proposal-20140911-10fgeg.html___

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2014-09-11 22:38:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

So much to read, so little time.
via +Winston Close 

Excerpt from the article by MICHELLE GRATTAN
Reflecting on the anniversary of the Abbott government, Costello focused on trust and fairness.

He said political leaders needed to recognise some basics that were required to maintain people’s trust. They needed to “play by the rules”, avoid special deals for special interests, whether they be party donors or industries seeking largesse, and they should say what they meant and mean what they said.

“People expect a degree of dishonesty in political campaigns, but don’t imagine that means they accept it or forgive it. Breaking promises comes at a political cost. If you don’t intend to keep a promise, don’t make it.”

The trust deficit for politicians was much greater than the budget deficit. When there was not fairness people were not going to step up and make sacrifices, Costello said.
READ MORE = https://theconversation.com/abbott-government-blamed-for-not-for-profit-pessimism-tim-costello-31414___So much to read, so little time.
via +Winston Close 

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2014-09-11 12:39:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

This is a good short video reminding us all to ask colleagues and friends R U OK? Often behind the strong, smiling face is a person needing support and attention and 3 simple words and a listening ear is all that's needed to let them know you care.
#ruok   #anxiety   #depression  

This is a good short video reminding us all to ask colleagues and friends R U OK? Often behind the strong, smiling face is a person needing support and attention and 3 simple words and a listening ear is all that's needed to let them know you care.
#ruok   #anxiety   #depression  ___

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2014-09-11 07:59:31 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s) 

"Wouldn't it be wonderful if the government were as dedicated to supporting basic research as they were to supporting the fossil fuel industry?"
Wouldn't it be wonderful if the grubbyment celebrated the hard slog and rigour that scientists exhibit - which benefits us all. Discoveries aren't always in the short term, and advances also come in fits and starts. Scientists aren't highly paid sycophants, twisting words so that some shallow dweeb looks good. They're scientists because they're good at that. They're specialists. If they were trained and highly paid media marketers they wouldn't be scientists. 
via +Kam-Yung Soh 

I was asked for comments on the Australian Minister for Industry referring to science advocates as "precious petals" for being upset at the loss of a science minister. Here's the article where my comments appear: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/11/scientists-angry-about-ian-macfarlanes-precious-petals-remark #PreciousPetal

Here's what I sent to the author in response to his questions (about how scientists are responding and why):
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I'm deeply dismayed by the Minister's comments. The Australian scientific community is getting some real mixed messages lately about the role of science advocacy, but the thing that seems clear is that we don't have an ally in government -- at least not in Minister Macfarlane. A week ago, he came out saying that scientists need to "make some noise" and do more to advocate for our place in public life -- something that a lot of us have already been spending quite a lot of time on -- and now he turns around and calls us "precious petals" for doing exactly that. He's couching this in terms of complaints about the lack of a Science Minister. Personally, I think those complaints are valid, not because we necessarily need someone in government with that title, but because we need someone in government who is truly advocating for science's role in society and policy. We don't seem to have that. Between cuts to CSIRO, the decimation of climate change research and advocacy, dwindling resources for the Australian Research Council, and threats to initiatives such as the RET, we're left wondering if the government really values science at all. There's been a lot of talk about "innovation", which seems to be used to mean "technological advancements that lead directly to immediate profit", but basic research and long-term investments are being left out in the cold. Science doesn't work that way. You can't just tell scientists to innovate without supporting the kind of basic research and discovery that advances science into the future.

I don't think calling for government advocacy is whinging. I don't think advocating for sensible science policy is being a precious petal. I think the Minister is lashing out not because our complaints are petty but because he doesn't want to acknowledge what we have to say. We haven't, as the Minister alleged last week, "allowed [ourselves] to get pushed out of the community awareness space." We're advocating in the community and we're advocating to the government. We're advocating for the kind of science we most need, and the kind of funding that will help lead to genuine advancements in the future. The Minister just doesn't want to hear it. He says he wants us to ask for support -- just not from the government, apparently. He's treating us like a profit-making industry. We're not. We're a vital sector of society. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the government were as dedicated to supporting basic research as they were to supporting the fossil fuel industry?

As for what the community is saying -- most of what I've seen is people feeling rightfully betrayed and insulted. We're clearly not valued. We're not being heard. And all our fears about the lack of a Science Minister are being realized. So, yeah, we're upset. And we're worried for our futures and for the future of scientific advancement in Australia.
-----___"Wouldn't it be wonderful if the government were as dedicated to supporting basic research as they were to supporting the fossil fuel industry?"
Wouldn't it be wonderful if the grubbyment celebrated the hard slog and rigour that scientists exhibit - which benefits us all. Discoveries aren't always in the short term, and advances also come in fits and starts. Scientists aren't highly paid sycophants, twisting words so that some shallow dweeb looks good. They're scientists because they're good at that. They're specialists. If they were trained and highly paid media marketers they wouldn't be scientists. 
via +Kam-Yung Soh 

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2014-09-11 06:19:19 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s) 

So much to say about this and no time. 

via +Kam-Yung Soh 

"Scientists have reacted angrily to industry minister Ian Macfarlane’s description of them as “precious petals”, while the Greens have demanded that he apologise for the remarks.

On Wednesday, Macfarlane, who has science in his portfolio, said he would not accept “crap” criticism of Tony Abbott’s decision to do without a dedicated science minister in cabinet.

“It really does annoy me,” he said. “There’s no one more passionate about science than me, I’m the son and the grandson of a scientist. I hear this whinge constantly from the precious petals in the science industry.”

The remarks went down badly with many scientists, microbiologist Mel Thomson posting a picture on Twitter of her freezing petals with liquid nitrogen, ready to be smashed by a hammer. Criticism of Macfarlane has also been emblazoned on a T-shirt [ http://teespring.com/preciouspetal ]."___So much to say about this and no time. 

via +Kam-Yung Soh 

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2014-09-11 01:16:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

Freeloaders!
I took this a few years ago in WA on the Margaret River Bike Ride.

Freeloaders!
I took this a few years ago in WA on the Margaret River Bike Ride.___

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2014-09-10 03:11:48 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Are we being conned in some way or .... ?
#organic   #organicfood   #organicfarming  

Are we being conned in some way or .... ?
#organic   #organicfood   #organicfarming  ___

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2014-09-10 00:20:17 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s) 

Better than kittens!

via +His Royal Highness Martin C 

Ants working together to bring food home. That's an Alaskan Bull Worm. #gif #gifoftheday #ants___Better than kittens!

via +His Royal Highness Martin C 

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2014-09-10 00:12:47 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s) 

#firstdogonthemoon   #fdotm   #cybersecurity   #surveillance  
via +Winston Close 

CYBERNET SECURITY
Cartoon by First Dog on the Moon.___ #firstdogonthemoon   #fdotm   #cybersecurity   #surveillance  
via +Winston Close 

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2014-09-09 05:38:55 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s) 

via +Murray J Brown 

On the March to the largest Climate March in History
New York City, September 21, 2014

Watch DISRUPTION online: http://watchdisruption.com/

‘When it comes to climate change, why do we do so little when we know so much?’

Through a relentless investigation to find the answer, Disruption takes an unflinching look at the devastating consequences of our inaction.

The exploration lays bare the terrifying science, the shattered political process, the unrelenting industry special interests and the civic stasis that have brought us to this social, moral and ecological crossroads.The film also takes us behind-the-scenes of the efforts to organize the largest climate rally in the history of the planet during the UN world climate summit.

This is the story of our unique moment in history. We are living through an age of tipping points and rapid social and planetary change. We’re the first generation to feel the impacts of climate disruption, and the last generation that can do something about it. The film enlarges the issue beyond climate impacts and makes a compelling call for bold action that is strong enough to tip the balance to build a clean energy future.

http://watchdisruption.com/___via +Murray J Brown 

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2014-09-09 02:21:26 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s) 

Coal fired slogans. No wonder they seem outdated.

via +Kerry Wright &+Winston Close 

ABBOTT AND CO : THE THREE WORD SLOGAN FACTORY
Cartoon by David Pope.___Coal fired slogans. No wonder they seem outdated.

via +Kerry Wright &+Winston Close 

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2014-09-08 10:51:46 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s) 

Puppies!

#teachinginchina   #pets   #dogs  

Puppies!

#teachinginchina   #pets   #dogs  ___

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2014-09-08 09:28:10 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s) 

Tomorrow morning around 10am, the Investigator will arrive in Hobart - it's the place to be!

#csiro   #marinelife   #science  

Tomorrow morning around 10am, the Investigator will arrive in Hobart - it's the place to be!

#csiro   #marinelife   #science  ___

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2014-09-02 07:48:05 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

Alternative building in Australia - Workshops in Melbourne.

#alternativebuilding   #earthship  

Alternative building in Australia - Workshops in Melbourne.

#alternativebuilding   #earthship  ___

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2014-09-02 06:29:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

On being tall, blond, and blue eyed or sporting a beard in China. None are my claim to fame!
#teachinginchina   #beards  

On being tall, blond, and blue eyed or sporting a beard in China. None are my claim to fame!
#teachinginchina   #beards  ___

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2014-09-01 11:40:16 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s) 

A glimmer of hope and sanity amidst the brutality and gloom. 
h/t +Jamez Frondeskias 

Not all "boat people" flee because they are "opportunists" Tony Abbott. #auspol  

Hieu Van Le says his inauguration as the world’s first boat person to Vice Regal Office is a tribute to all migrants and refugees who’ve contributed to Australia’s rich cultural fabric.

A Vietnamese refugee who arrived in Australia 39 years ago with nothing but a “suitcase of invisible dreams” has been sworn in for a five year term as South Australia’s 35th Governor.
He is the first Australian of Asian decent to hold the position of Governor anywhere in Australia.___A glimmer of hope and sanity amidst the brutality and gloom. 
h/t +Jamez Frondeskias 

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2014-08-31 22:43:38 (19 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s) 

Does anyone have an opinion about the best kink-free, circular knitting needles? The inherited mohair stash is calling!
Project as yet unknown.
#knitting #knittingneedles #mohair

Does anyone have an opinion about the best kink-free, circular knitting needles? The inherited mohair stash is calling!
Project as yet unknown.
#knitting #knittingneedles #mohair___

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2014-08-29 08:26:46 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s) 

This is one example of the real impact of the govt's extremely negative attitude towards renewable energy. 
via +Zachary Shahan 
#renewableenergy   #renewableenergytarget   #solarpower   #endfossilfuelsubsidies  

RenewEconomy. Yingli Solar, the world’s largest solar manufacturer, has warned that the utility-scale solar market in Australia is effectively at a standstill, even while the market is growing strongly in the rest of the world. In a briefing overnight for…___This is one example of the real impact of the govt's extremely negative attitude towards renewable energy. 
via +Zachary Shahan 
#renewableenergy   #renewableenergytarget   #solarpower   #endfossilfuelsubsidies  

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2014-08-29 06:36:17 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s) 

Excerpt: "“The RET is exerting some downward pressure on wholesale electricity prices,” the report confirms. “Artificially low wholesale electricity prices can distort investment decisions in the electricity market.”
Translation: this horrible renewable energy is too damn cheap!

Cheaper wholesale electricity is only a problem if you’re making money out of selling electricity wholesale – say, if you’re a big energy company. And here we can see what the report is all about.

“The RET does not generate an increase in wealth in the economy,” the report complains, “but leads to a transfer of wealth among participants in the electricity market.”

And there you have it. The review panel is telling us that we have to get rid of the RET, because it is transferring wealth away from big polluters, and towards clean energy companies . You have to admiretheir honesty, at the... more »

___Excerpt: "“The RET is exerting some downward pressure on wholesale electricity prices,” the report confirms. “Artificially low wholesale electricity prices can distort investment decisions in the electricity market.”
Translation: this horrible renewable energy is too damn cheap!

Cheaper wholesale electricity is only a problem if you’re making money out of selling electricity wholesale – say, if you’re a big energy company. And here we can see what the report is all about.

“The RET does not generate an increase in wealth in the economy,” the report complains, “but leads to a transfer of wealth among participants in the electricity market.”

And there you have it. The review panel is telling us that we have to get rid of the RET, because it is transferring wealth away from big polluters, and towards clean energy companies . You have to admire their honesty, at the very least.

h/t +Ben Neill 
#ret   #renewableenergy   #renewableenergytarget  

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2014-08-28 23:35:00 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

Project time! ok so I have -3- -4- er lots on the go already in various states of completedness, but pfffft. This looks like fun!

#freepattern   #knitting   #teddybear   #blanket  

Project time! ok so I have -3- -4- er lots on the go already in various states of completedness, but pfffft. This looks like fun!

#freepattern   #knitting   #teddybear   #blanket  ___

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2014-08-28 08:54:41 (21 comments, 7 reshares, 32 +1s) 

The Renewable Energy Target could be axed if the government follows the recommendations of the Warburton Review that's just out.
EMAIL your MP and encourage them to save jobs, investment and show some courage by protecting the Renewable Energy Target: 
http://www.solarcitizens.org.au/email_your_mp
#ret   #renewableenergy   #renewableenergytarget  

The Renewable Energy Target could be axed if the government follows the recommendations of the Warburton Review that's just out.
EMAIL your MP and encourage them to save jobs, investment and show some courage by protecting the Renewable Energy Target: 
http://www.solarcitizens.org.au/email_your_mp
#ret   #renewableenergy   #renewableenergytarget  ___

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2014-08-27 09:04:35 (22 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s) 

Where does the money go?
h/t +Stephen Lord 

When you give to a charity these days do you look into where the charity dollars actually go?
Do you wonder at what the funds raised get used for?
There's been a huge international awareness over the last week or 2 with the "Ice Bucket Challenge" for ALS..
Now the ALS foundation, an American based charity that is leading the way into research into finding a cure for ALS (better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease) and are raising funds to find a cure.
But I question the same things over and over with charities....
How much is spent on actual research, after all, that's what so many charities are holding their hands out for, yours and my dollar so they can find a cure for  _(add the disease of the day here)_ 
Now I understand that there ARE people involved in charity work that do it because it actually means something real to them, they aren't in it for the money and the glory, they actually believe in a cause..
Take a quick look at some of these numbers.
President and CEO – $339,475.00
Chief Financial Officer – $201,260.00
Chief Public Policy Officer – $182,862.00
Chief of Care Services Officer – $160,646.00
Chief Chapter Relations and Development Officer – $152,692.00

so on and so on..
a lot of fancy titles being paid even fancier wages and bonuses.
That's the wages of the staff at the charity behind the Ice Bucket Challenge..
Now I'm NOT knocking the fact that people should be rewarded for their word and dedication, but when the total annual labour costs to run a charity add up to a total of $12.5 million out of $24 million total funds raised, it's perhaps a bit of a shock to think that every time someone tips ice on his head and writes a $100 cheque... over 50% of that donation goes to line the pockets of a good hearted person working for the charity.. 
Sorry... but I think being paid $6,528 a week to dabble in a charity is just ripping everyone off..
This is why I think very very hard before I donate to anything..

Oh.. ALS and research?  27 cents in the dollar actually goes to do what the charity claims to be about.. (according to their own statistics)___Where does the money go?
h/t +Stephen Lord 

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2014-08-26 09:39:19 (11 comments, 5 reshares, 15 +1s) 

Further to my earlier rant. Final year exams are coming up. Students are being encouraged to apply for tertiary education courses, and too many of them are receiving the message that if they don't get high marks and gain entry to a prestigious course that they're failures. Passing an exam isn't a predictor of living a rich, full and meaningful life. 
"The last exams of secondary school are part of life, one step. One small step in the path of many, many steps. The exams may be important, they may make it easier to gain immediate entry into university. But 'success' as a wholesome, interesting, intelligent, worthwhile human being does not and never will rest on achieving a high grade at the final exams in secondary school (or university for that matter)."
#exams   #stress   #mentalhealth  

Further to my earlier rant. Final year exams are coming up. Students are being encouraged to apply for tertiary education courses, and too many of them are receiving the message that if they don't get high marks and gain entry to a prestigious course that they're failures. Passing an exam isn't a predictor of living a rich, full and meaningful life. 
"The last exams of secondary school are part of life, one step. One small step in the path of many, many steps. The exams may be important, they may make it easier to gain immediate entry into university. But 'success' as a wholesome, interesting, intelligent, worthwhile human being does not and never will rest on achieving a high grade at the final exams in secondary school (or university for that matter)."
#exams   #stress   #mentalhealth  ___

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2014-08-26 01:47:05 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s) 

Info on the RET and the value in switching energy retailers.

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/renewable-energy-target-in-the-spotlight-20140825-107zn1.html

https://www.getup.org.au/campaigns/climate-action-now/energyswitch-faqs/our-massive-next-move-on-renewables?t=dXNlcmlkPTc1NDU3MCxlbWFpbGlkPTU1MDE%3D

#ret   #renewableenergy   #lnpfail  

Info on the RET and the value in switching energy retailers.

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/renewable-energy-target-in-the-spotlight-20140825-107zn1.html

https://www.getup.org.au/campaigns/climate-action-now/energyswitch-faqs/our-massive-next-move-on-renewables?t=dXNlcmlkPTc1NDU3MCxlbWFpbGlkPTU1MDE%3D

#ret   #renewableenergy   #lnpfail  ___

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2014-08-25 22:26:47 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s) 

Spring has sprung! The first nectarine bud has blossomed :-)
#spring 

Spring has sprung! The first nectarine bud has blossomed :-)
#spring ___

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