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Andrij “Andrew” Harasewych217,780On 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 23:00:00133G+

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Jan Koncewicz2,304Attention:  New Circle to Share!2014-07-02 18:37:54499303CC G+
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 14:14:30501415CC G+
Shivakant Tripathi1,773IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle   2014-06-05 23:05:224351048CC G+
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 11:29:50433337CC G+
Paul Snedden16,109Advance Australia ShareThe CircleWhat an absolutely amazing response I got after I asked for your favourite #Aussie  G+ers. Here is the circle, as promised, with 372 amazing reasons why I love this great country of ours.There's a lot of people to thank, so here goes.The Contributors+Mz Maau +Charles Strebor +Jaana Nyström +Kamal Tailor +Lady Fran W +Clint Fudge +Kära Cathryn +Stephen Lord +Phillip Tyson +Kathryn van Nieuwkerk +Belinda Kamel +Paul Pavlinovich +Alizah MacLeod +James Brown +Chris Anderson +Neale Oxley +Aleta Curry +Shinae Choi Robinson +2014-05-11 11:36:433721662548CC G+
Ryan Johnson3,346My new some cool, fun & interesting people CirclePlease reshare it#circles           #circlescirclescircles           #circleshare         #circleshare2014-04-25 06:14:362357820CC G+
Shivakant Tripathi1,650IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not. (。◕‿◕。)#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles 2014-04-16 21:12:284362111CC G+
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 20:35:49202407CC G+
Becky Collins2,634Learning and Knowledge Management Circle - Feb22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:31:49991013CC G+
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 00:55:3849011716CC G+
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 09:48:552507811CC G+
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 20:54:42500191628CC G+
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 20:09:414975412CC G+
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 18:56:4250016519CC G+
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 03:08:26101938CC G+
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 12:52:17133335CC G+
Fabian Weiland531#sharedcircles #sharedcircle #research #learning #communications  2013-10-31 09:13:1597104CC G+
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 09:52:116923937CC G+
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 09:47:558524441CC G+
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 06:19:40270405CC G+
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 08:55:012312016CC G+
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 09:00:03376000CC G+
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 14:24:522009213CC G+
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 22:47:5043927622CC G+
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 08:26:21417926392CC G+
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 10:14:364985410CC G+
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 21:40:0230400CC G+
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 10:21:514985217CC G+
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 17:23:23456401440CC G+
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 01:28:348910114CC G+
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 17:24:13499431736CC G+
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 13:59:393881267894CC G+
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 03:27:35100371727CC G+
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 05:03:12500724CC G+
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 22:49:24500403CC G+
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 01:47:255005711CC G+
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 13:14:52331922960CC G+
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 14:46:4710314111CC G+
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 18:59:3810011918CC G+
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 15:57:58275613057CC G+
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 07:46:0310010316CC G+
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 14:42:35136391052CC G+
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 22:36:03436692946CC G+
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 07:50:52185664865CC G+
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 06:26:433277010CC G+
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 09:50:2144911776113CC G+
Stephan Irgenfried200Joined the ENGAGERS CIRCLE today and share it again to invite you to join it.2012-12-13 15:05:5145110119CC G+
AyJay Schibig12,080ECLECTIC 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 2012-12-12 04:23:1442210216CC G+
Jason Hurtado Daniels9,760Newbie CircleAt the request of a new-found G+ friend, +Kathryn Brewer, I culled through nearly 10,000 followers to find almost 200 people with a breadth of backgrounds and a common core of human decency. Download this group and your world will open up.I know some of these folks better than others, but I will guarantee that they are "mostly harmless." I try to connect people from around the world and across the curriculum. Topics include #science   #photography   #economics   #politics   #art   #music   #entrpreneurship   #sustainability   #OpenSource   #software   #organic  Welcome to my world, welcome to our world!If you like my mix, share it with a friend!Jason 2012-12-11 21:23:381849210CC G+
AyJay Schibig11,911ENGAGERS CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this Circle of Engaging G Plussers! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-10 03:03:0845017230CC G+

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2014-08-09 01:15:17 (26 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

It's old and has seen better days. Does anyone know what it's called and have some recipes? I remember my mother making scones when we were camping but it must have other uses...

Most reshares: 8

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2014-08-08 08:39:52 (12 comments, 8 reshares, 17 +1s)

Ebola! Panic! 
Or not ... if you're informed by some smart animals with the help of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization.

#ebolaoutbreak   #ebola   #dontpanic  

Most plusones: 23

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2014-08-15 06:33:43 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 23 +1s)

Excerpt: "...the real problem the budget faces is that it violates the unwritten rules of fairness that are as close to the essence of a national identity as we have. 

... it has reminded people that we live in a society, not an economy, and that it is simply not enough for a government to screech "balanced budget" ad infinitum as a cover for what amounts to an attempt to dismantle social programs people consider part and parcel of a civilised nation.

Don't get me wrong, there is a long way to go. The neoliberal consensus still rules, and certain elites still have way too much sway over government policy. But the budget backlash suggests that there are limits to what a reactionary government can do when the people push back.

The lesson we should learn is simple: push harder .

Fits well with the previous post....

#auspol  

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2014-08-20 09:04:29 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

!!
#doctorwho  

In an exclusive one-on-one interview Julia Zemiro meets the incoming 12th Doctor, Peter Capaldi.

Filmed in Sydney, the interview will explore Peter's experiences playing this role of such global cultural significance.

Tonight from 8.00pm on ABC.

ABC TV | http://ab.co/1rW0oM3___!!
#doctorwho  

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2014-08-20 08:14:46 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)

heh, heh, heh
can we nominate pollies?
via +CHOICE Australia 

We're calling for nominations in the 2014 #Shonkys - our annual awards that name and shame the shonkiest products and companies taking advantage of Australian consumers http://goo.gl/Tn5XGH

Nominate a #Shonky and you could win a brand new iPad Air! Nominations are open here http://goo.gl/C4Eilp and close midnight Tuesday 30th September.

Do you know of a product that is misleading or makes false promises? Have you experienced service that was a complete rip off?___heh, heh, heh
can we nominate pollies?
via +CHOICE Australia 

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2014-08-20 08:13:57 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Another red man! This whimsical one by Chen Wenling (I suspect the same artist we saw in Cambodia and China) but spotted at McClelland Sculpture Park near Frankston - Australia. Well travelled sculptures! 

Another red man! This whimsical one by Chen Wenling (I suspect the same artist we saw in Cambodia and China) but spotted at McClelland Sculpture Park near Frankston - Australia. Well travelled sculptures! ___

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2014-08-20 06:27:06 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

One day I'll remember to use Evernote!
#teachinginchina   #lists  

One day I'll remember to use Evernote!
#teachinginchina   #lists  ___

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2014-08-20 04:09:21 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

Liberal senators such as Sarah Henderson who are currently trotting out inanities regarding the effectiveness of work for the dole schemes would be wise to do a modicum of research. 
"If all the unemployed filled all official vacancies, there would still be 580,900 unemployed"” ... "That is, over 1.5 million people either unemployed or underemployed.
" This, and not work-shy welfare recipients, is the problem that needs to be fixed .
Work for the dole does nothing to create jobs and incorrectly presumes that all job hunters are lazy incompetents. Many "jobs" are meaningless, pointless bits of demeaning drudgery.  

I wonder if she'll reply to my question on her FB page? Not holding my breath.
#workforthedole   #lnpfail   #unemployment  

Liberal senators such as Sarah Henderson who are currently trotting out inanities regarding the effectiveness of work for the dole schemes would be wise to do a modicum of research. 
"If all the unemployed filled all official vacancies, there would still be 580,900 unemployed"” ... "That is, over 1.5 million people either unemployed or underemployed.
" This, and not work-shy welfare recipients, is the problem that needs to be fixed .
Work for the dole does nothing to create jobs and incorrectly presumes that all job hunters are lazy incompetents. Many "jobs" are meaningless, pointless bits of demeaning drudgery.  

I wonder if she'll reply to my question on her FB page? Not holding my breath.
#workforthedole   #lnpfail   #unemployment  ___

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2014-08-20 02:55:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

On academia and social media...
Excerpt: "Twitter and blogging just make good academic sense. And while you need to avoid all the kittens and trolls, click bate and self-promoting gits, these forms of social media are rapidly evolving in to the places where the academic community is embodied. They are doing the job of the seminar, and the letters page. They are where our conversation is happening."
#communication  
via +Andrea Learned 

Read this and forward to your academic friends who are not convinced about blogging and/or Twitter...

"If we simply continue in an older vein – having small (vociferous) conversations amongst ourselves, in professional seminars and at conferences, through book reviews and in the specialist hard copy press – we will lose our place in the broader social dialog. If there is a ‘crisis’ in the humanities, it lies in how we have our public debates, rather than in their content."

There are lots of people outside the ivory towers who'd like a glimpse at the in-process thinking, and who would like to get to better know some of those thinkers...

#academic #socialmedia  ___On academia and social media...
Excerpt: "Twitter and blogging just make good academic sense. And while you need to avoid all the kittens and trolls, click bate and self-promoting gits, these forms of social media are rapidly evolving in to the places where the academic community is embodied. They are doing the job of the seminar, and the letters page. They are where our conversation is happening."
#communication  
via +Andrea Learned 

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2014-08-20 00:44:46 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)

Not all is rosy up in the sunshine state - " ... sometimes voters can see a pattern through the noise.

Sometimes, they can see the pig through the lipstick."
Let's hope so!

via +Winston Close 
#qldpol   #auspol   #corruption  

Even with the NSW Liberal Party losing MPs daily from revelations of dodgy donation, suspicious donations in Queensland are being shrugged off by Queensland's unaccountable LNP Newman Government. Alex McKean and Stephen Keim SC report.
‘They that sow the wind, shall reap the whirlwind’ (Hosea 8:7)
THERE HAVE BEEN REVELATIONS, this week, of another cash for legislation deal involving the Newman Government. But, like those that have gone before, it has just been shrugged off by those involved.
The Australian Financial Review has revealed that the largest single donor to the Queensland LNP was granted approval to dredge his Airlie Beach marina, close to the Great Barrier Reef, a week after making a donation of $150,000.___Not all is rosy up in the sunshine state - " ... sometimes voters can see a pattern through the noise.

Sometimes, they can see the pig through the lipstick."
Let's hope so!

via +Winston Close 
#qldpol   #auspol   #corruption  

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2014-08-19 23:32:57 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

A thoughtful response to a challenge which is apparently doing the rounds. I'm pleased that +martin shervington took the time to reflect on his discomfort with this challenge and express his views so clearly.
My view: Donating to a charity, reposting a meme or handing out a challenge should be something freely given and not done as a result of manipulation.
#icebucketchallenge  

Why I won’t be taking the Ice Bucket challenge.
Has anyone asked you to throw ice over your head yet or pay a fine of $100?

One very friendly, kind, caring member of the Plus Your Business community member challenged me and, well, I refused. And I really like and respect the person who challenged me.

Before I get started, I know these will be the responses...

“Well, you are no fun.”

"Spoilsport."

“But it is for a good cause. Don’t you believe in giving to charities?”

“You do silly things on Google+ they involve lots of people doing campaigns…”

Sure, I take on-board all of that but something in me would not allow me to do it.

Actually, I was pulling up outside the garage to buy some ice, when I felt a deep feeling that doing this seemingly simple act was going to be a ‘bad’ move. All I heard was someone screaming ‘noooooo’. You know, like that scene in ‘The Man with Two Brain’s’ when Steve Martin character (Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr) asks permission from his departed wife to marry again. Not seen it? Shame on you. It is awesome. 1983 at its best.

The Man With Two Brains -- just give me a sign

Needless to say, he ignored ‘the sign’.

And I even was thinking of challenging one of the Geek Beat team (which one was undecided), but alas, no.

The easiest thing for me to have done was to say yes, to pass the parcel to the next person. To allow them to be the one who has to make a choice.

“But Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Bill Gate, Mark Zuckerberg have done it…”

I don’t care who has done it. Increasing the social proof around something that I feel deeply is a bad move to do is not going to make me do it.

I’ve sensed in my life, time and time again, the tension between social expectations and my personal freedom of choice, and as a kid you didn’t want to be seen as a ‘spoil sport’, so you just did it.

And, here is what I think it going on…

The challenge is genius, but faulty:

This challenge is spreading like wild fire. Why? Because we have:

a) a very worthwhile cause (my father died of Motor Neuron Disease, so I’ve seen first hand the suffering such diseases like ALS bring)

b) a simple, replication methodology for getting involved, i.e. entry price of the ticket is simply the ice bucket

c) a mode of communication, i.e. social (inc. video), which enables ease of information transfer

d) influential people getting involved, and through this endorsement others feel they should follow suit

This really is a monster meme. Clever, but nonetheless faulty in my view...

The Outer Game:

The mechanism of a highly socialized campaign, with ‘all the big names’ doing it, is very appealing. But it is build on a few key principles:

The game forces people to buy into the conditions of the game or be shown to be non-compliant to a larger audience. In other words, it is a bind, a social trap. And as I say, a very clever one.

So let’s look at the three main responses available in this situation:

1. They accept the challenge to tip the ice bucket

2. They refuse the challenge but still ‘play the game’ and pay the fine

3. They refuse to play the game, and therefore fail to be a 'team player' or are a spoil sport in a game to which they never chose to party.

The last one may well be met with a response that they will, however, give to charity (as did Obama). This is a concessionary move to exit the relational loop in a way then allows both parties not to have lost.
No real surprise Obama refused to be put in a bind. 

I am sure this could be far more eloquently explored: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_theory

There is also an inner game for each player…

The Inner Game of 'Stick or Twist'

I’m sure you know the card game BlackJack (or a version called Pontoon as we used to say as kids).

Imagine you have 16, that is 5 short of getting 21. Do you twist? Do you take the gamble? Possibly.

What about when you have 19 or 20?

You stick right?

Why? Because you know the odds in that game.

In a much broader and more complex social game you cannot know the odds - relationships are far more complex. So when someone challenges someone to do something in a public space, they are throwing down the gauntlet there are several ways it can go.

Let’s look at the ice bucket challenge specifically:

The person challenges someone in perceived authority or a subordinate (both of which I am sure is happening in corporates around the world right now) and in essence that person takes a gamble.

At this point their dopamine levels will kick in and they get a high. “Will they DO IT?”

Then they wait for the response. And that person either buys into the game, or not.

But either way, you wait to see if you influenced them to take the challenge.

The gamble people take is a very similar internal experience as e.g. “will they email me back?” or if I plus mention them in this Google+ post, will then arrive on my thread, or as in my ‘Why Dave? Why didn’t you click the button?” video, will they +1 my hilarious/insightful/entertaining comment.

Why? Why didn't you click the button Dave?

i.e. it is a gamble against yourself, all the time. You decide on the wave you take, and the ones you leave.

But here is the thing if you reject the games, the approaches, the requests: you are not responsible for someone else’s dopamine. They take a gamble, and you just have to do your best in your response.

It is similar as to when people may ask you to share their content, putting you (on occasions) in an awkward position. If you stand up and say 'no', they may feel bruised by this, but it is they who took the gamble. You cannot be responsible for the response people may have to your actions, e.g. the refusal to accept the bet that someone made against you without your agreement to be party to it. You can still love them, but you don’t have to play their game.

There is a social risk that needs to be insured against though, so people's response could well be to try to make the person who refuses to play 'look bad', to name and shame. Or simply, this is inherent with the rejection of the game itself - you are excluded from that tribe, but is a tribe you never choice to join.

The meme will morph. They usually do.

There is another response which is this: they change the rules of the game, and in fact because the foundations of this game were faulty i.e. ice or money, it has morphed towards ‘ice+$10’ or $100.

Already we seen the meme move from the original ‘Ice bucket or fine’ to ‘Icebucket and $10, to fine’ to Charlie Sheen’s “forget the ice, I just challenge you to donate $10,000’, which is great.

Charlie Sheen -- Ice Bucket Challenge with a BIG Twist

Well done Mr Sheen.

In a wider scheme, I do wonder about the effect of adults, with great awareness, endorsing the ice bucket action.

Money may well be raised for a cause, but I bet you this meme has hit many a school playground and is now used as a form of bullying.

Why do I think this? I’ve run many campaigns and there is always the risk of it ‘going wrong’ i.e. simply not being in your control, and this can include it being taken in a negative or abusive direction.

What is all fun and games on minute can become abusive the next, especially when it doesn’t have a very tight time constraint when the game organizing can call an end.

As such, yes, I decided not to play.

Hold on a minute, I know I’ve heard all this somewhere before. It was 1983…

That scene from War Games

Sometimes the winning move it not to play.

Seth Godin, tribes and asking permission:

For those looking more at a Google+ angle on all this, then this bit is for you...

I have enormous respect for Seth Godin and his influence upon me is daily. Between him Jay Baer, Chris Brogan and Mike Stelzner I am beating my own path in the world, and seeing who want to join the movement.

One time I saw Mike refuse to do something on stage in front of 1800 people at a conference (I think it was a dance upon the request of a speaker). At the time, I 'noted it'. And now I know why. He chose not to be forced into someone elses game.

But let me be 100% transparent once more about what I do...

Myself and the team Google+ to build the communities; along the way I build my personal brand, and to connect with likeminded people with whom I can collaborate.

As you may have noticed, I give you free content, a lot of it. In return I do expect something though. I expect you to ‘tell your friends’, or in G+ speak, +1/comment/share, and this is what naturally happens when you like something. This will signal to Google’s algorithm that this content is ‘WOW’ and should surface in Google Search. This is then found by people interested in those topics, and who visit the websites, and maybe even sign up and buy something from myself and the community members involved.

To help this process I create content that many people would sell, and then give it away for free to people. Very often I will create a circle of people who are interested in previewing the content, which brings them together and gives them a bonus in return for me being allowed to notify them when the big post goes live. I kind of a bribe, yes.

The method I often us is to ask people “Who would like to join a circle for content around e.g. Google+ Marketing” i.e. they opt in.

In other words, I ask your permission would you like to join in. Or, alternatively, you follow me on Google+ by adding me into circles and you choose whether or not to engage on my content.

The ice bucket challenge approach is contrary to the one I tend to take.

I believe the permission marketing approach is so much more healthy than a meme which could easily turn into a mechanism for dominance, creating a social trap for those who are unable to transcend the emotional discomfort and reject the game outright.

And sure, they have raised $15 million+, but it has been raised this approach may not benefit the charity long term. As the L.A.Times says, “The concern of philanthropy experts is that high-profile fundraising campaigns like this end up cannibalizing other donations” and continues “You want to contribute to the fight against ALS, great. But if you're doing it just because you saw or heard about Bill Gates, Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake or Ethel Kennedy dumping ice water on their head, maybe you should give a bit more thought to where you donate your money.”

Conclusion:

The memes we create, join, and perpetuate are the ones which will determine the cultural norms of the future i.e. what is ‘ok’ and what is not ‘ok’, which is why I’ve chose not to put people over a barrel, well, under an icy cold bucket.

I also owe a huge thank you to the person who challenged me, you know who you are; you have enabled me to say express something that would not have otherwise been said. It is much appreciated, truly.

My final words are this: Donate to charity. A charity to which you relate.

I’ve just donated here: http://www.mndassociation.org/

Then invent your own games. Find those who want to play of their own free will.
And let everyone leave when they want, hopefully with a smile on their face.

#icebucketchallenge  ___A thoughtful response to a challenge which is apparently doing the rounds. I'm pleased that +martin shervington took the time to reflect on his discomfort with this challenge and express his views so clearly.
My view: Donating to a charity, reposting a meme or handing out a challenge should be something freely given and not done as a result of manipulation.
#icebucketchallenge  

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2014-08-19 08:02:26 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

Lotus flowers. Cambodia. I love the way they unfurl like a delicate, complex piece of origami.

Lotus flowers. Cambodia. I love the way they unfurl like a delicate, complex piece of origami.___

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2014-08-19 06:46:54 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

It's always someone else's fault. 
Report card = A for lies and the refusal to accept responsibility for actions.
F for honesty, integrity, humility, statesmanship, credibility .....
via +Kam-Hung Soh 

You and I might think that getting thousands of dollars in envelopes is a bit suspicious. PM Abbott has a different view.

'But he said "the problem" was that the former NSW government had banned donations from property developers and introduced caps on the total amount able to be donated to political parties and individual candidates.'

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/tony-abbott-blames-confusion-over-developer-donation-ban-for-libs-icac-woes-20140818-105d3h.html#ixzz3AoZMM54J___It's always someone else's fault. 
Report card = A for lies and the refusal to accept responsibility for actions.
F for honesty, integrity, humility, statesmanship, credibility .....
via +Kam-Hung Soh 

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2014-08-19 06:30:26 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 14 +1s)

Here you are Joe, it can be done!
"Why should Big Business, the Big Banks, and Big Mining continue getting off scot free, while Mr Hockey continues threatening everyday Australians with even more of his cruel budget cuts, and making life even harder for our community's most vulnerable people?

If we:
Abolish tax breaks for Big Mining, raising $12.8 billion
Retain the price on pollution, raising $18 billion
Implement the original super profits tax on Big Mining, raising $35.5 billion
Impose a $2 per tonne levy on thermal coal exports, raising $1.7 billion
Reduce tax avoidance by taxing discretionary trusts (excepting farmers) the same as corporations, raising $3.6 billion
Implement a Millionaires Tax on incomes over $1 million, raising $637 million
Apply a public insurance levy on the Big Four Banks that are 'too big to fail', raising $16.8... more »

Here you are Joe, it can be done!
"Why should Big Business, the Big Banks, and Big Mining continue getting off scot free, while Mr Hockey continues threatening everyday Australians with even more of his cruel budget cuts, and making life even harder for our community's most vulnerable people?

If we:
Abolish tax breaks for Big Mining, raising $12.8 billion
Retain the price on pollution, raising $18 billion
Implement the original super profits tax on Big Mining, raising $35.5 billion
Impose a $2 per tonne levy on thermal coal exports, raising $1.7 billion
Reduce tax avoidance by taxing discretionary trusts (excepting farmers) the same as corporations, raising $3.6 billion
Implement a Millionaires Tax on incomes over $1 million, raising $637 million
Apply a public insurance levy on the Big Four Banks that are 'too big to fail', raising $16.8 billion
we can raise over $88 billion dollars. Instead, Joe Hockey has chosen to make the lives of everyday Australians even harder by enforcing a $7 fee to visit the doctor, increasing university fees, punishing people who are trying to find jobs, and making cruel and brutal cuts."

http://campaigns.greens.org.au/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1792&ea.campaign.id=31061&ea.tracking.id=grns

#budgetfail   #hockeyfail   #lnpfail   #greens  ___

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2014-08-19 00:26:41 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

Put away the cynicism! Sharing and potentially raising awareness is also worthwhile.

via +Glenn Murray 

Sign this petition to Malcolm Turnbull to eliminate bias in our mainstream media.

http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/malcolm-turnbull-please-require-commercial-print-radio-and-televised-news-media-in-australia-to-undergo-the-same-auditing-process-as-the-abc-to-ensure-lack-of-political-bias?share_id=iOukQXxoAP&utm_campaign=share_button_action_box&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition___Put away the cynicism! Sharing and potentially raising awareness is also worthwhile.

via +Glenn Murray 

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2014-08-19 00:08:27 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

#citizenscience   #nasa  
via +Dean Howell 

NASA needs your help!

http://geoawesomeness.com/nasa-needs-help/___ #citizenscience   #nasa  
via +Dean Howell 

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2014-08-18 07:13:42 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

The Red Piano - Siem Reap.
It was strange seeing a group of these red bowing men in Xuzhou China then this one in Siem Reap. Red men travel widely!

The Red Piano - Siem Reap.
It was strange seeing a group of these red bowing men in Xuzhou China then this one in Siem Reap. Red men travel widely!___

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2014-08-18 02:13:26 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)

via +Kerry Wright 
#medicare   #lnpfail   #lnpteaparty  

#australia   #auspol   #peterdutton   #medicare   #budget2014   #savemedicare   #copaynoway  ___via +Kerry Wright 
#medicare   #lnpfail   #lnpteaparty  

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2014-08-18 01:58:27 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Good one Abbott it should be obvious to everyone who you serve - and it's NOT the people of Australia:

Independent modelling commissioned by the Climate Institute and other environmental groups, and which will be released Monday, found that under the termination scenario, coal-fired power generators would reap an extra $25 billion in profits between 2015 and 2030 .

There would be no reduction to household power prices and carbon emissions would climb by 15 million tonnes a year on the back of a 9 percent increase in coal-fired power.

So much for the empty promise of jobs creation and Australia being "open for business" . 

It's worth reading the fightback comments at the end of this article: http://reneweconomy.com.au/2014/the-500-a-day-service-charge-designed-to-kill-solar-71705

#auspol   #abbottsteaparty   #renewableenergy  #ren... more »

The Renewable Energy Target (RET) only adds a few percent to the cost of electricity compared to more than 50% for the distribution network, yet PM Abbott still wants to abolish it.

"The Australian Financial Review understands Prime Minister Tony Abbott has asked businessman Dick Warburton, whom he handpicked after the election to review the RET, to do more work on the option of terminating the target altogether. This was after Mr Warburton’s review leant towards scaling back the RET."

http://www.afr.com/p/national/abbott_plan_to_axe_ret_H2znp8ix2CuwbJe6jyb5ZP___Good one Abbott it should be obvious to everyone who you serve - and it's NOT the people of Australia:

Independent modelling commissioned by the Climate Institute and other environmental groups, and which will be released Monday, found that under the termination scenario, coal-fired power generators would reap an extra $25 billion in profits between 2015 and 2030 .

There would be no reduction to household power prices and carbon emissions would climb by 15 million tonnes a year on the back of a 9 percent increase in coal-fired power.

So much for the empty promise of jobs creation and Australia being "open for business" . 

It's worth reading the fightback comments at the end of this article: http://reneweconomy.com.au/2014/the-500-a-day-service-charge-designed-to-kill-solar-71705

#auspol   #abbottsteaparty   #renewableenergy   #renewableenergytarget   #renewableenergyjobs  
via +Kam-Hung Soh 

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2014-08-18 01:41:47 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)

Brilliant resource for pictures. Good on the CSIRO!!
#csiro  
via +Tom Croft 

What a resource!  The +CSIRO science image  is a free image library specialising in science and nature images. It is presented by +csiro  Australia's major science research organisation.

In excess of 4000 images now available under +Creative Commons attribution licence.

scienceimage also provides access to CSIRO's database of film and video productions, making it easy to search for footage to suit your requirements.


#scienceimage  ___Brilliant resource for pictures. Good on the CSIRO!!
#csiro  
via +Tom Croft 

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2014-08-18 00:56:19 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

Australia’s leaders wanted to know what we thought of the dodgy Trans-Pacific Partnership deal -- they were feeling nervous about signing us up to secret international courts where big business can sue the government. So over 11,000 of us responded to let them know: “don’t sign up to this dangerous deal!

But instead of listening to the voices of Australians who don’t want these secret courts, our leaders have said on the inquiry's website that they have only received 121 “submissions”, and that SumOfUs members’ responses are merely “correspondence ”.

That’s totally unacceptable -- we need to send a clear message that our messages matter just as much as the corporate lobby. And we’re going to make sure politicians listen to us.

That's why we're getting ready to take out adverts in major Australian newspapers,highlighting our submis... more »

Australia’s leaders wanted to know what we thought of the dodgy Trans-Pacific Partnership deal -- they were feeling nervous about signing us up to secret international courts where big business can sue the government. So over 11,000 of us responded to let them know: “don’t sign up to this dangerous deal!

But instead of listening to the voices of Australians who don’t want these secret courts, our leaders have said on the inquiry's website that they have only received 121 “submissions”, and that SumOfUs members’ responses are merely “correspondence ”.

That’s totally unacceptable -- we need to send a clear message that our messages matter just as much as the corporate lobby. And we’re going to make sure politicians listen to us.

That's why we're getting ready to take out adverts in major Australian newspapers, highlighting our submissions against the TPP. We need to raise at least $10,000 to get the first ad off the ground, and the more we raise, the bigger our message can be. It’s true that we might not get the recognition we deserve from civil servants in Canberra - but we can go one better, and make sure we have exposure in the national press.

Can you chip in $AU1 to help cover the cost of ads in major Australian newspapers to highlight our opposition to the TPP?

This won’t be our first attempt to get our message across to government officials. We already teamed up with GetUp to send thousands of messages to MPs, asking them to find out what happened to our contribution to the consultation.

But so far, the government just doesn’t seem to be taking the views of everyday Australians seriously -- people who don’t want harmful new rules that could hurt the environment, jeopardise affordable medicine or expose us to dangerous pesticides.

Now, it’s time to make sure that changes. Most politicians start their day flicking through the news - either in the papers over the breakfast, or on their phone on the journey to the office. We need to make sure that they hear our message in a place where they can’t ignore it.

http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Foreign_Affairs_Defence_and_Trade/Trade_and_Foreign_Investment_Protecting_the_Public_Interest_Bill_2014
#tpp   #stopthetpp  ___

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2014-08-17 10:38:10 (12 comments, 5 reshares, 10 +1s)

This is a long piece which lays significant blame for the current embarrassment of a government, which is floundering around out of its depth, where it's due - on inept "journalists". 
"Hockey has become intellectually lazy as the glorious sunshine of an unquestioning media simply transcribed anything and everything he said, in deliberate contrast with the doubt cast over anything and everything Labor said and did. Swan could say that water was wet and Hockey would pooh-pooh it, and the press gallery presented the pooh-pooh as further evidence of superior competence at government. "
#auspol   #budgetfail   #lnpfail   #journalism   #journalistsunderfire  
 

This is a long piece which lays significant blame for the current embarrassment of a government, which is floundering around out of its depth, where it's due - on inept "journalists". 
"Hockey has become intellectually lazy as the glorious sunshine of an unquestioning media simply transcribed anything and everything he said, in deliberate contrast with the doubt cast over anything and everything Labor said and did. Swan could say that water was wet and Hockey would pooh-pooh it, and the press gallery presented the pooh-pooh as further evidence of superior competence at government. "
#auspol   #budgetfail   #lnpfail   #journalism   #journalistsunderfire  
 ___

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2014-08-17 08:04:16 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)

Excerpt: "For the past two decades, as our civic institutions have become increasingly corrupt and decrepit, Americans, particularly on the left, have turned to our court jesters as a means of opiating our anger and helplessness. Morality gets served up, these days, with a mandatory laugh track.
...
In the end, the segments that have critics and regular old people buzzing aren’t necessarily the funniest. They’re the ones in which Oliver is teaching us something vital that the rest of the media has not seen fit to cover. Or which they cover so simplistically or sensationally as to render unintelligible .
...
As corny as it might sound, Oliver is performing a public service with his program. He is following in the tradition of our finest journalists, which is to help us understand the hidden systems of power and injustice in the world around us."

via +God Emperor LionelLau... more »

TL;DR: Last Week Tonight is what The Daily Show would be if it was a lot braver.
If you're not already a fan, check it out.
http://www.salon.com/2014/08/14/john_oliver_wont_be_your_therapist_how_he_torpedoed_the_reassuring_tropes_of_fake_news/___Excerpt: "For the past two decades, as our civic institutions have become increasingly corrupt and decrepit, Americans, particularly on the left, have turned to our court jesters as a means of opiating our anger and helplessness. Morality gets served up, these days, with a mandatory laugh track.
...
In the end, the segments that have critics and regular old people buzzing aren’t necessarily the funniest. They’re the ones in which Oliver is teaching us something vital that the rest of the media has not seen fit to cover. Or which they cover so simplistically or sensationally as to render unintelligible .
...
As corny as it might sound, Oliver is performing a public service with his program. He is following in the tradition of our finest journalists, which is to help us understand the hidden systems of power and injustice in the world around us."

via +God Emperor Lionel Lauer 
#johnoliver  

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2014-08-17 01:45:31 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Never put the paper in the toilet! Teaching in China, squat toilets and more! What would travel be without the toilet story?
#teachinginchina   #toilets   #restrooms  

Never put the paper in the toilet! Teaching in China, squat toilets and more! What would travel be without the toilet story?
#teachinginchina   #toilets   #restrooms  ___

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2014-08-16 04:11:59 (18 comments, 4 reshares, 13 +1s)

The Vic Napthine Government are moving to scrap the Victoria Energy Efficiency Target  (VEET), despite their own modelling telling them that it’s working. And they’ve gone on record saying the VEET needs to be cut because it’s affecting the profitability of coal generators !  

VEET has delivered efficiency benefits like smart lighting and weather-proofing directly into Victorian homes. Importantly, it has made sure low-income households don’t miss out just because they can’t afford the up-front costs.

It has also reduced greenhouse emissions and created over 2,000 jobs.

VEET is a policy that ticks all the environmental, social and economic boxes. So why would you scrap it?
#energyefficiency   #election2014   #napthine   #endfossilfuelsubsidies  

The Vic Napthine Government are moving to scrap the Victoria Energy Efficiency Target  (VEET), despite their own modelling telling them that it’s working. And they’ve gone on record saying the VEET needs to be cut because it’s affecting the profitability of coal generators !  

VEET has delivered efficiency benefits like smart lighting and weather-proofing directly into Victorian homes. Importantly, it has made sure low-income households don’t miss out just because they can’t afford the up-front costs.

It has also reduced greenhouse emissions and created over 2,000 jobs.

VEET is a policy that ticks all the environmental, social and economic boxes. So why would you scrap it?
#energyefficiency   #election2014   #napthine   #endfossilfuelsubsidies  ___

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2014-08-15 06:33:43 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 23 +1s)

Excerpt: "...the real problem the budget faces is that it violates the unwritten rules of fairness that are as close to the essence of a national identity as we have. 

... it has reminded people that we live in a society, not an economy, and that it is simply not enough for a government to screech "balanced budget" ad infinitum as a cover for what amounts to an attempt to dismantle social programs people consider part and parcel of a civilised nation.

Don't get me wrong, there is a long way to go. The neoliberal consensus still rules, and certain elites still have way too much sway over government policy. But the budget backlash suggests that there are limits to what a reactionary government can do when the people push back.

The lesson we should learn is simple: push harder .

Fits well with the previous post....

#auspol  

Excerpt: "...the real problem the budget faces is that it violates the unwritten rules of fairness that are as close to the essence of a national identity as we have. 

... it has reminded people that we live in a society, not an economy, and that it is simply not enough for a government to screech "balanced budget" ad infinitum as a cover for what amounts to an attempt to dismantle social programs people consider part and parcel of a civilised nation.

Don't get me wrong, there is a long way to go. The neoliberal consensus still rules, and certain elites still have way too much sway over government policy. But the budget backlash suggests that there are limits to what a reactionary government can do when the people push back.

The lesson we should learn is simple: push harder .

Fits well with the previous post....

#auspol  ___

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2014-08-15 06:03:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

“Vested interests, backed by the ­current government, have prevailed, much to the detriment of our people and our nation’s future.

“In their world, a high-quality ­universal education and health ­services are a drain on the budget, not a platform for a fairer and more prosperous ­economy.”

The Wayne Swan article makes an interesting read alongside this one: 
http://vitalvoterviews.blogspot.co.uk/p/state-of-nation.html?m=1

via +Scott Hamilton 

The corporate and mining sectors led a campaign to rid Australia of the Labor government from the moment it was elected in 2007 because they were angry at the repeal of Work Choices, former federal treasurer Wayne Swan contends.___“Vested interests, backed by the ­current government, have prevailed, much to the detriment of our people and our nation’s future.

“In their world, a high-quality ­universal education and health ­services are a drain on the budget, not a platform for a fairer and more prosperous ­economy.”

The Wayne Swan article makes an interesting read alongside this one: 
http://vitalvoterviews.blogspot.co.uk/p/state-of-nation.html?m=1

via +Scott Hamilton 

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2014-08-15 04:14:23 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)

sigh

via +Kerry Wright 

Source:  http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/critics-attack-joe-hockeys-claim-poorest-dont-drive-cars-as-completely-fallacious-20140813-3dmrj.html

#australia   #auspol   #tonyabbott   #joehockey  ___sigh

via +Kerry Wright 

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2014-08-14 08:56:05 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

sharing to read later
via +Ellim Sluouf 

___sharing to read later
via +Ellim Sluouf 

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2014-08-14 08:32:27 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 15 +1s)

Twitter today -  a good spot to vent some spleen

 
#OtherThingsThePoorDontDo  

Twitter today -  a good spot to vent some spleen

 
#OtherThingsThePoorDontDo  ___

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2014-08-14 05:19:41 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s)

Whew - we're all safe as long as we're not using electronic computers!

#theshovel   #satire   #brandisfail   #lnpfail  

Whew - we're all safe as long as we're not using electronic computers!

#theshovel   #satire   #brandisfail   #lnpfail  ___

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2014-08-13 03:09:24 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

If you don't understand depression, how the funny guy could harm himself, or the pressure to keep up the act, read this. It's longish. Make time to see life from the other side. It's worth it. Especially telling are the comments people are prepared to make when a joke from the reliably funny guy falls flat. I've seen similar comments made on Adam Hills' FB page and they make me cringe. As he says "Don't be a dick"

via +Chris Fink +Nichole St Pierre

#depression   #suicide   #compassion  

This.

If it wasn't for the Internet....I'm pretty sure I would be dead by now. That sounds awful but it's true. Without a place like this to vent (while being the hyper/funny one), I would explode.

People...in real life... simply don't want to be around depressed people. So what do we do? We hide it. And it hurts.

So that's why I vent on here. Where people can acknowledge it if they want... or ignore it if they feel uncomfortable.

I get it. I don't want to be around me either when I'm in a "mood."

But I can't run away from myself.___If you don't understand depression, how the funny guy could harm himself, or the pressure to keep up the act, read this. It's longish. Make time to see life from the other side. It's worth it. Especially telling are the comments people are prepared to make when a joke from the reliably funny guy falls flat. I've seen similar comments made on Adam Hills' FB page and they make me cringe. As he says "Don't be a dick"

via +Chris Fink +Nichole St Pierre

#depression   #suicide   #compassion  

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2014-08-13 02:56:43 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

An excellent 4 min video reminding us why sharks are important. We need them and they're far more valuable alive than in a bowl of soup.

#sharkweek   #sharks  

via +Gina Drayer 

Sharks are important Keystone predators. Without them, our oceans would be out of balance.___An excellent 4 min video reminding us why sharks are important. We need them and they're far more valuable alive than in a bowl of soup.

#sharkweek   #sharks  

via +Gina Drayer 

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2014-08-12 23:02:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This is a transcript of an All in the Mind interview with Daniel Levitin  (who played rock music from childhood, and in his early adult life worked as sound engineer recording the music groups such as Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Santana and The Grateful Dead. ) and Tobias Picker the New York composer who appears in Oliver Sacks book Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
Long and worth reading (or listening to) if you're interested in how music is affected by, and affects the brain.
#music   #oliversacks   #neuroscience   #neurochemistry  

This is a transcript of an All in the Mind interview with Daniel Levitin  (who played rock music from childhood, and in his early adult life worked as sound engineer recording the music groups such as Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Santana and The Grateful Dead. ) and Tobias Picker the New York composer who appears in Oliver Sacks book Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
Long and worth reading (or listening to) if you're interested in how music is affected by, and affects the brain.
#music   #oliversacks   #neuroscience   #neurochemistry  ___

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2014-08-12 09:47:24 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Mmmmhmmmm. 
h/t +Nico Nieuwendijk 

“The treacherous are ever distrustful.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers___Mmmmhmmmm. 
h/t +Nico Nieuwendijk 

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2014-08-12 09:37:28 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

This is gorgeous - the interview from hell!
thanks +Wolfie Rankin 

Jana Wendt and Robin Williams in an interview which doesn't quite go to plan.

#robinwilliams  ___This is gorgeous - the interview from hell!
thanks +Wolfie Rankin 

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2014-08-12 07:18:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

It seems like an appropriate day to remind people that Mental Health Week is coming up and the ABC has lots planned. Todd Sampson, Jeremy Fernandez, Emma Alberici and Rove McManus are some of the quality ambassadors ...
Emma Alberici: "We wouldn't hesitate to see a doctor when we break an arm or a leg but we rarely have that same instinct to seek help when our spirit is broken. Together, we can change that. The ABC's mental health week gives us the opportunity to talk about the pain of living with an illness which still carries so much shame and confusion."

#depression   #bipolar   #anxiety   #mentalhealth   #mentalhealthawareness  

It seems like an appropriate day to remind people that Mental Health Week is coming up and the ABC has lots planned. Todd Sampson, Jeremy Fernandez, Emma Alberici and Rove McManus are some of the quality ambassadors ...
Emma Alberici: "We wouldn't hesitate to see a doctor when we break an arm or a leg but we rarely have that same instinct to seek help when our spirit is broken. Together, we can change that. The ABC's mental health week gives us the opportunity to talk about the pain of living with an illness which still carries so much shame and confusion."

#depression   #bipolar   #anxiety   #mentalhealth   #mentalhealthawareness  ___

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2014-08-12 00:12:02 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

Talking Australian geography in China to teachers who'd never experienced drought.
#teachinginchina   #teachers   #teaching   #china   #geography  

Talking Australian geography in China to teachers who'd never experienced drought.
#teachinginchina   #teachers   #teaching   #china   #geography  ___

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2014-08-11 23:45:51 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

“The latest unemployment figures expose the folly of policies that cast young people adrift without income support for six months and make them search for 40 jobs a month.

"The reality is that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find work, not easier. In many parts of the country, the jobs simply aren’t there. There are less jobs available to young people now than there were before the GFC six years ago.

“If the number of available jobs is declining, the reality of a job simply can’t be realised for everyone, no matter how hard they try.”

According to University of Melbourne Economist Jeff Borland, the best way for a government to reduce unemployment is to keep economic growth as high as possible .

Job creation? Nope. Support? Nope. Follow sound advice from people who understand the sector? Nope. The grubbyment chooses to do theopposite of... more »

“The latest unemployment figures expose the folly of policies that cast young people adrift without income support for six months and make them search for 40 jobs a month.

"The reality is that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find work, not easier. In many parts of the country, the jobs simply aren’t there. There are less jobs available to young people now than there were before the GFC six years ago.

“If the number of available jobs is declining, the reality of a job simply can’t be realised for everyone, no matter how hard they try.”

According to University of Melbourne Economist Jeff Borland, the best way for a government to reduce unemployment is to keep economic growth as high as possible .

Job creation? Nope. Support? Nope. Follow sound advice from people who understand the sector? Nope. The grubbyment chooses to do the opposite of what's recommended by the experts. Brilliant!

#lnpfail   #unemployment   #youthunemployment  ___

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2014-08-11 10:25:44 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

Is work a noble pursuit or a way of filling the available time? Are we productive? Is being busy necessary, or a way to feel important? Some good points to ponder in the article.

via +Tyger AC 

What if we viewed leisure time not as goofing off, but as necessary time for reflecting?___Is work a noble pursuit or a way of filling the available time? Are we productive? Is being busy necessary, or a way to feel important? Some good points to ponder in the article.

via +Tyger AC 

2014-08-11 09:15:33 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

Aussies are invited to join the March Australia community to keep up to date with events around the country.

h/t +Skye Lindsay 

You are invited to join the March Australia Community on Google+. We hope that you will accept this invitation and help us to spread the word about events happening around the country to show Abbott and his crew what we think of their un-Australian attempt turn our nation into a tin-pot dictatorship.
We all have a multitude of reasons to loathe this regime, and that discussion is happening all over the Social Media-sphere, so we see this community as another means to tell people of event happening in their regions and around the country, rather than as another loathe-in. Details of the various marches happening in the last weekend in August will be posted here as well as links to their pages and sites.
Pretty well all of the organising effort for these marches is being done on FB, so we will be happy to put people who are interested in getting more actively involved into contact with the organising group from their region/city. Once you are linked you may see value in forming a local g+ Community.
Once again, please join us in reviving an Australia that we can all be proud of and that our children will be glad to inherit.
#marchaustralia #marchinaugust #auspol ___Aussies are invited to join the March Australia community to keep up to date with events around the country.

h/t +Skye Lindsay 

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2014-08-11 09:10:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

via +Colin Gradolf & +Skye Lindsay 

Brisbanites might like to share this with everyone they know in the area - they have a great lineup of speakers and musicians

https://www.facebook.com/marchaustraliabrisbane #marchaustralia #marchinaugust #auspol
___via +Colin Gradolf & +Skye Lindsay 

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2014-08-11 06:08:32 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

What wind energy means to one small part of Victoria. It's the way we need to go, (along with other renewables) but it's being stymied by the State and Federal liberal govts. – "four proposed wind farms totaling $1.68 billion of capital investments and a $100 million injection into the local economy during construction. Furthermore, $1.5 million would go every year to host landholders, who were often located on marginal agricultural land, and $1.3 million in income from rates. Jobs-wise, the development of wind farms will involve 900 construction jobs and 60 direct and 74 indirect ongoing jobs during the operation of the wind farms over a period of 25 years. Then there’s $300,000 a year in community grants and investment and construction opportunities over 25 years delivering in excess of an additional $400 million."
#renewableenergy   #windpower  

What wind energy means to one small part of Victoria. It's the way we need to go, (along with other renewables) but it's being stymied by the State and Federal liberal govts. – "four proposed wind farms totaling $1.68 billion of capital investments and a $100 million injection into the local economy during construction. Furthermore, $1.5 million would go every year to host landholders, who were often located on marginal agricultural land, and $1.3 million in income from rates. Jobs-wise, the development of wind farms will involve 900 construction jobs and 60 direct and 74 indirect ongoing jobs during the operation of the wind farms over a period of 25 years. Then there’s $300,000 a year in community grants and investment and construction opportunities over 25 years delivering in excess of an additional $400 million."
#renewableenergy   #windpower  ___

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2014-08-11 05:43:37 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Could you run that past me again please -  I didn't quite understand ...
via +Kam-Hung Soh 
#lnpfail   #brandis   #incompetence  

No space for an "Internet for Dummies" book in AG George Brandis' parliamentary bookcase?

https://newmatilda.com/2014/08/09/excuse-me-sir-i-speak-brandish-transcript-hell___Could you run that past me again please -  I didn't quite understand ...
via +Kam-Hung Soh 
#lnpfail   #brandis   #incompetence  

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2014-08-11 05:37:19 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

Wait for the end - this isn't what it appears to be. 
It's a bit too subtle for my liking, but is an interesting idea. I wonder how effective it's been. Does anyone know?

via +Merry Weathers& +Allison Sekuler 

Test Your Awareness : Whodunnit?
via +Allison Sekuler ___Wait for the end - this isn't what it appears to be. 
It's a bit too subtle for my liking, but is an interesting idea. I wonder how effective it's been. Does anyone know?

via +Merry Weathers& +Allison Sekuler 

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2014-08-11 05:17:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Stuff thoughtlessly discarded, kills, maims and injures wildlife. 
To prevent painful death, Reduce, Repurpose, Reuse, Recycle and then carefully dispose of rubbish. 

h/t +Kam-Yung Soh 
#platypus   #rubbish   #rubberbands   #pollution  

One lucky platypus, +Sue Travers. "Veterinarian Dr Franciscus Scheelings, a vet nurse and former Platypus keeper Ian Elton together discovered Donna had a hair tie around her body and entangled fishing line wrapped around her neck. Despite these alarming finds, Donna was a very healthy Platypus, weighing in at 828g. She was untangled and microchipped for Melbourne Water to keep track of her before being released into the Yarra River late Thursday night.

“Although this story has a happy ending, pollution in our waterways can cause grave harm to our wildlife,” Mr Glen Holland, Healesville Sanctuary’s Director said. “When rubber bands, hair ties, loom bands and other plastics get washed into our waterways, thousands of animals suffer from entanglement and ingestment, with only a small proportion of injured animals ever found. Please remember to put your rubbish securely in the bin to help save our species.”"___Stuff thoughtlessly discarded, kills, maims and injures wildlife. 
To prevent painful death, Reduce, Repurpose, Reuse, Recycle and then carefully dispose of rubbish. 

h/t +Kam-Yung Soh 
#platypus   #rubbish   #rubberbands   #pollution  

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2014-08-11 01:24:41 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

If you've been ill in a foreign country where you have trouble communicating your symptoms, you'll understand how stressful it can be, especially when the standard treatment differs markedly from what you're familiar with.

#teachinginchina   #travel   #teachers   #hospital   #travelsickness   #jesie   #medication   #illness  

If you've been ill in a foreign country where you have trouble communicating your symptoms, you'll understand how stressful it can be, especially when the standard treatment differs markedly from what you're familiar with.

#teachinginchina   #travel   #teachers   #hospital   #travelsickness   #jesie   #medication   #illness  ___

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2014-08-09 01:15:17 (26 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

It's old and has seen better days. Does anyone know what it's called and have some recipes? I remember my mother making scones when we were camping but it must have other uses...

It's old and has seen better days. Does anyone know what it's called and have some recipes? I remember my mother making scones when we were camping but it must have other uses...___

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2014-08-08 08:39:52 (12 comments, 8 reshares, 17 +1s)

Ebola! Panic! 
Or not ... if you're informed by some smart animals with the help of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization.

#ebolaoutbreak   #ebola   #dontpanic  

Ebola! Panic! 
Or not ... if you're informed by some smart animals with the help of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization.

#ebolaoutbreak   #ebola   #dontpanic  ___

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2014-08-08 07:20:18 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

Music to the ears when read in rich Attenborough tones.
"...the Liberal politician starts to edge away from danger so he can retreat to the safety that can only be found in the arms of other deeply conservative rich men who like mining both the earth and rights of others."
"the stench of logic"
Beautifully written!
h/t +Peter Macfarlane  

___Music to the ears when read in rich Attenborough tones.
"...the Liberal politician starts to edge away from danger so he can retreat to the safety that can only be found in the arms of other deeply conservative rich men who like mining both the earth and rights of others."
"the stench of logic"
Beautifully written!
h/t +Peter Macfarlane  

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2014-08-08 07:00:29 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

So, everyone's got this Team Straya guff clear? Yes? No? Maybe? And we know what's going on? Yes? No! .... Hang it all - FDOTM explains!

#firstdogonthemoon   #fdotm   #cartoons   #auspol   #teamaustralia   #vomit  
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/cartoon/2014/aug/07/first-dog-team-australia

So, everyone's got this Team Straya guff clear? Yes? No? Maybe? And we know what's going on? Yes? No! .... Hang it all - FDOTM explains!

#firstdogonthemoon   #fdotm   #cartoons   #auspol   #teamaustralia   #vomit  
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/cartoon/2014/aug/07/first-dog-team-australia___

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2014-08-08 03:21:55 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 21 +1s)

Love it! 
We forget we have power till we need to use it.
h/t +Winston Close 
#lnpfail   #budgetfail   #hockeyfail  

HOCKEY BUDGET SINKING IN QUICK SAND TOGETHER WITH THE ABBOTT CLAYTON GOVERNMENT.
Cartoon by David Pope___Love it! 
We forget we have power till we need to use it.
h/t +Winston Close 
#lnpfail   #budgetfail   #hockeyfail  

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2014-08-07 23:26:41 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Perhaps I should have entitled this post "Horses"! These horse sculptures in Xuzhou were outstanding and captured the size, strength and eagerness of the battle horses to get moving! Look at those sinews! I also enjoyed the recently unearthed knee-high terracotta warriors in battle formation. It was a good day to pause and reflect - something I'd like to encourage our current batch of politicians to do.
#china   #teachinginchina   #history   #JESIE  

Perhaps I should have entitled this post "Horses"! These horse sculptures in Xuzhou were outstanding and captured the size, strength and eagerness of the battle horses to get moving! Look at those sinews! I also enjoyed the recently unearthed knee-high terracotta warriors in battle formation. It was a good day to pause and reflect - something I'd like to encourage our current batch of politicians to do.
#china   #teachinginchina   #history   #JESIE  ___

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