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Andrij “Andrew” Harasewych300,983On 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   @109783903175191665261 Total Solar Eclipse2012-11-13 23:00:00134 

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Jason Hurtado Daniels33,5652015 High Content CircleThis weekend I sorted through my many circle categories to identify the people most related to my projects for 2015. These old friends and new discoveries represent people in my network active in the following categories. If you feel you should be included, please indicate which category might be a good fit. Enjoy!#3D printing#ArtificialIntelligence#Biomass#Crowdfunding#Databases#Engineering#FOSS#GameTheory#Gardening#Geothermal#Makers#OpenSourceGovernance#Oregon#OSS#Recycling#RenewableEnergy#Robotics#Science#Software#Solar#Sustainability#Teams#WaterResources2015-02-09 01:42:39492001
Craig Deakin31,795Curated Circle of People That You Should Connect With & CircleThis is not a circle that was created by people sharing a previous circle or my content, it's specifically people that engage and are interesting to follow. If you need fresh content in your stream, consider adding this circle. If you know of anyone that you think should be included, let me know! Other places that you can connect with me:https://twitter.com/craigdeakinhttp://instagram.com/craig_deakinhttp://craigdeakin.tumblr.com/https://www.facebook.com/craigdeakinstreamhttps://www.tsu.co/craigdeakin2014-12-11 19:51:51419638
Christopher Prins50,249Chris' Sharers & Engagers Circle. week 47.If you're looking for highly active people on Google+, then you may find this circle to be most suitable for you. This is a curated list of the people who have been active on my profile for this past week. The idea behind this circle is to promote active people on Google+ and to show my appreciation to those who've shared and commented on my content over the past 7 days. Want to be included in next weeks circle?Just share or comment on my posts and get added to next weeks Sharers and Engagers circle. Thanks to all the people who commented and shared my content this week. If you've received a Direct Message about this post, it's because you've been included in the circle. #sharedcircles #engagers #circleshare #engagerscircle #circlesharing #publicsharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles   #googleplus #peopletofollow #commenters #publiccircle #commenterscircle #socialnetworking       2014-11-23 10:51:4971002
Becky Collins18,305Project Management Interest Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-29 05:09:31430002
Dig Bargain Australia0My First circle.Thank you all. #australia   #circle   #sharedcircles   #posts  2014-09-23 06:27:5892000
Becky Collins16,515Hot and spicy foods circle! :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-15 05:16:26463107
martin shervington601,579My circle of thanks for August! It has been a very busy few weeks, and thank you all for something you said/did/or even didn't do... And just in case you are feeling a little ridiculous, here you go: http://youtu.be/Pc7gPfysIU8Have an excellent weekend on and all :D2014-08-22 08:52:39200581694
Jan Koncewicz2,304Attention:  New Circle to Share!2014-07-02 18:37:54499302
Shivakant Tripathi1,827IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not. (。◕‿◕。)#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle   2014-06-23 14:14:30501417
Shivakant Tripathi1,773IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle   2014-06-05 23:05:224351048
Harry Day305Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle·         +1 this circle·         Share this circle·         Add this circle to your circles·         Comment on this post#SpecialNew #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #veryimpcircle #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #fashoncircle #fashion #model #pinterest #women #sharedcircles #share2014-05-16 11:29:50433337
Paul Snedden16,109Advance Australia ShareThe CircleWhat an absolutely amazing response I got after I asked for your favourite #Aussie  G+ers. Here is the circle, as promised, with 372 amazing reasons why I love this great country of ours.There's a lot of people to thank, so here goes.The Contributors+Mz Maau +Charles Strebor +Jaana Nyström +Kamal Tailor +Lady Fran W +Clint Fudge +Kära Cathryn +Stephen Lord +Phillip Tyson +Kathryn van Nieuwkerk +Belinda Kamel +Paul Pavlinovich +Alizah MacLeod +James Brown +Chris Anderson +Neale Oxley +Aleta Curry +Shinae Choi Robinson +2014-05-11 11:36:433721662548
Ryan Johnson3,346My new some cool, fun & interesting people CirclePlease reshare it#circles           #circlescirclescircles           #circleshare         #circleshare2014-04-25 06:14:362357818
Shivakant Tripathi1,650IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not. (。◕‿◕。)#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles 2014-04-16 21:12:284362111
steph wanamaker101,611#followfriday   #australianpeeps  thanks very much to paul sneddon for sharing his circle with me ! any australians I didn't include let me know!Happy Friday!2014-04-11 20:35:49202407
Becky Collins2,634Learning and Knowledge Management Circle - Feb22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:31:49991013
Johnny Stork7,288Spirituality & Self Development CircleWe all strive towards various personal, professional and for many, spiritual goals in life. In our increasingly crowded and interconnected planet, we are often reminded of how each of out lives intersect and how each of us share many of the same values and needs. Many of these shared values and shared needs included the welfare of others, the welfare of the entire planet and the welfare of all living creatures.One way to think of what it means to be "spiritual" or concerned with "self" development is simply to be concerned with something, or someone, beyond yourself, beyond the personal. Holding a transpersonal world-view.The people in this circle share these values, these interests in developing personally, professionally and spiritually for the sake of all people as well as themselves. I am honoured to share this circle of humanitarian, compassionate, learned and transpersonally inclined friends. #transpersonalpsychology   #spirituality   #selfdevelopment   #positivepsychology  2014-02-05 00:55:3849011616
Ole Olson38,548٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶If you're looking for some of the BEST engagers on Google+, this is it.Top notch commentary, good content support, and some out of this world posts to boot. =========================================I sculpted this circle personally over the last year, and this is it's first full release. The Top Engagers is guaranteed to make your G+ experience better. =========================================    #publicsharedcircles       #publiccircle       #circle         #circles    #thebigcommunity   #kingcircle #topcircleshare   #awesome       #awesomepeople       #shareyourcircle    #circleoftheday         #circleshare       #circlesharing           #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-01-27 09:48:552507711
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 20:54:42500211629
Jason Hurtado Daniels29,824High Content Circle at 30,000I am sharing the New Year’s edition of my high content circle as my community tops the 30,000 mark. This is my most carefully curated circle yet and includes some of the most interesting people who have joined my G+ community over the past two and a half years. This group of artists, business leaders, educators, engineers, futurists, programmers, and scientists represents the kind of collaborative core we'll need to solve the problems of this century.Not everyone could make in. This circle contains proven friends and new acquaintances.  There are representatives of every continent and dozens of professions. Those who know me are aware that I do not ask for conformity, just civility and good will.Thank you for being a part of this community. Welcome to my world, our world. Make yourself at home and... Enjoy!Blessings,JasonTopics#3DPrinters #Activism #Agriculture #Analysis #Art #Artist #Bicycle #Biodiesel #Biofuel #Biogas #Biomass #Business #BusinessDevelopment #Change #Christian #CivilDisobedience #CivilLiberties #CleanTechnology #ClimateChange #Coaching #Cogeneration #Collaborate #Collaboration #Communications #Consulting #Cooperative #Creative #Creativity #CRM #Crowdfu2014-01-01 18:56:4250016519
Brett Gibson5,754It's been a while since I've shared my "Australia" circle (probably 12 months) - *But I do keep it up to date. *Inactive people or Brands are kicked out. New ones are added. So here are the 100+1 (me) Australian's I think that are worth following on G+cc: +Paul Snedden +Kamal Tailor Cheers Gibbo.2013-12-12 03:08:26101938
Tessa Schlesinger12,664These are the people I follow. If you would like to follow these people, feel free. There is no guarantee that they will add you if you do. You will be following them because you would like to hear what they have to say. There is no need to plus it, add a comment, and then share it in order for you to be added to some new circle which will be shared. This is the way we shared circles for the first two years. So feel free to add, or not. And I'm not in it so it isn't promoting myself. It's a gift to you, if you would like it. And, I suppose it's a gift to those who are in the circle that I freely give with no expectation of return.2013-11-03 12:52:17133335
martin shervington230,927Google+ for business circle! (Plus Your Business)Here is a perfect circle for people looking to connect with others on this topic. Many are +Plus Your Business! community members as well as being dedicated to applying G+ in business. Hope you enjoy connecting further. #circleshare   #plusyourbusiness   #ns   #sharedcircles   #googleplusforbusiness  2013-10-23 09:52:116923937
martin shervington230,927People who love Google+ hints and tips!Here is a recent circle of people who are dedicated to learning more about Google+, including G+ psychology. Add them in if you also want to see people who produce great content on the subject too. #sharedcircles   #ns   #sharedpubliccircles  2013-10-23 09:47:558524440
Trevor Penwarden4,674Here is my Doctor Who Circle, thank you all for you entertaining posts and comments :)A question for you all, what is your favorite Doctor Who story/episode?I have so much trouble picking, but today I am picking 'Terminus' Where the Doctor, Tegan , Nyssa and Turlough visit the centre of the universe.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminus_%28Doctor_Who%29 #sharedcircles #DoctorWho #TARDIS #Terminus  2013-09-19 06:19:40270405
Charles Strebor13,581Let's InteractThis circle consists of 23 people that have recently circled me that I have circled back - or the other way around.In this group of 23, there is interest to be found: a few artists and photographers, a heap of nerds and myriad lovers of science and science fiction but, generally, just lots of #GoodPeople.Investigate what you find here - you might find a few new people for your G+ experience.#letsinteract #circleshare  #GoodPeople  2013-09-17 08:55:012312016
Sindicatum Sustainable Resources0Please join and share the Sindicatum Sustainability Circle, read our blogs and join the discussion http://sindicatum.com/category/blog/ ~Thanks and have a nice day!2013-09-12 09:00:03376000
Dallas McMillan7,412Circle from the land downunder - Australia's top 200 PlussersWho are Australia's most followed people on Google Plus?I've put together this circle of Australia's top 200 profiles (by follower numbers - not engagement - some aren't particularly active) on Google Plus.It's pretty interesting to see the types of profiles which make the cut.Here is my quick overview:By far the most dominant characteristic of the top 200 are photographers - professional and amateur.The other notable individuals are a couple of cricketers in the top 10, a smattering of celebrity chefs, musicians, writers, artists, models and other celebrities.There are also fair numbers of Google employees, IT workers, social media and marketing types as well as a decent number of scientists and mathematicians. The only politician I noticed was Malcolm Turnbull - the Prime Minister and Leader of the opposition are conspicuous by their absence.I got the list from +CircleCount http://www.circlecount.com/au/profileslist/ and I've made a few tweaks - removing a couple of profiles that were inactive or had moved away from Australia. There were a number of others which probably don't belong as they now work in the USA or elsewhere.  #australia   #australianphotographers   #circleshare  I've notified members of the circle - let me know if you don't want to be listed.2013-08-04 14:24:522009213
Stephanie Calahan1,218FABULOUS WOMEN ON G+ Part 4 of 4My goal was to crowd-source a list of Fabulous Woman on G+ that are Actively posting and Engaging on Google+.  I had originally expected maybe 50 names.  Much to my surprise and , I received over 400+ comments filled with love and positive energy to help curate this list of well over 1491 beautiful people. I would say this was a success and now I'm sharing with everyone PUBLIC.  I hope you will share it far and wide too.  #Google+ will only allow me to share 500 at a time, so the list has been broken down in to 4 circles.  Groups 1-4 do not indicate any specific preference to any woman.  I would have shared one massive circle if I was allowed.Fabulous Women on G+ Part 1 Can be found here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/Srvv4xzeuYmFabulous Women on G+ Part 2 Can be found here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/DRFwReXQvbFFabulous Women on G+ Part 3 Can be found here:https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/7wiyEUFuKsHWhat You Can Do Now------------------------------------* Add these circles to your own circles by pressing the "View shared circle" button below. Then you can either add it to an existing circle of yours or add it as a new circle by giving it a new name. I've labeled mine "Fabulous Women on G+".  (You won't be able to see the circle on mobile or ipad -- you must be on a desktop or laptop.)  See other G+ quirks below.* Once you've added it, I recommend visiting the stream for this circle and browsing through it to see what you find interesting, encouraging, and enlightening. Then, share some love by commenting, +1ing or sharing the posts of your sisters!* Please note, this is a very diverse group of women.  You're likely to see some people in these circles who will see, understand, or experience things differently than you.  They may or may not share your similar interests.  With that in mind, a few suggestions:     -- If you disagree with someone's views, you can very easily remove them from your circle.     -- Please post public vs to these circles directly.  Each of us has separate preferences on notifications and we want to lift one another up, not bog down notifications.  I hope you all see some increased activity, make some new and inspired connections, and lift one another up as we share each other's brilliance.#fabwomenonG+If You Received Notification About this Circle--------------------------------------------------------------------If you're getting a notification about this it's because you've been identified me or others in the circle as a Fabulous Woman on G+ that is Actively posting and Engaging here.  Original Post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/HHzp7g9aW9tI thought you would want to know that you have been identified as someone the G+ community should connect with!  I don't send out notifications unless it is 100% warranted. G+ Quirky Things to Note----------------------------------------* Google+ has a daily limit of 500 for adding people to your circles. If you haven't added 50 people or more today, you should be fine to add one of the circles daily.2013-06-09 22:47:5043927622
Peter Edenist21,203The Super SciFi CircleWeekend reshare--------------------------------------------The new Sci-Fi circle has people from the Sci-FI community (join here http://goo.gl/SvYC6) who have been active posters on all things SF. Also included are some awesome artists, illustrators of SF and some people who have made Scifi movies!PLEASE RESHARE! to spread the love!I am adding some wonderful people who haven't been in this circle before. If you want in, please comment saying 'add me'Thanks to all the people here who have made this circle possible!If you do not wish to receive notifications, please comment 'opt out' in the post.----------------------------------------------------#scifi   #scififans   #scifichat   #scifiwatcher   #scififriday   #science   #sciencesunday   #sciencefiction   #sciencefictionandfantasy   #sciencefictiontelevision   #scienceisawesome   #sciencefictiontelevision   #sf   #circle   #circlesharing   #circleshare   #circles   #circleshared   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharingcircle   #shared   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleslist   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publiccircles   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles #science   2013-05-24 08:26:21417926392
Jean Phillipe14,902My selection of G+ users who released great posts this month  part  10#sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharedcircleday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday  #circles  #bestcircle   #sharedcircle   #circletobeshared   #circleoftheday  #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers  #circle   #circles   #public   #publiccircle  #circleshare   #circlesharing    #sharedcircles      #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles#sharingcircle 2013-05-07 10:14:364985410
Terry Dyke969The EarthFuture circle -- a carefully-vetted group of people who post frequently and engage on how we humans might inhabit our planet in a sustainable, energy-smart, and humane way. If you are interested in joining the circle and expanding it, please do the following:1. Add this to your circles2. Add yourself to the circle3. Share the expanded circle to Public4. Include comments and #EarthFuture tagThanks!Terry Dyke #EarthFuture #sustainability #transition #sharedcircles2013-05-06 21:40:0230400
Jean Phillipe14,691My selection of G+ users who released great posts this week part 1#circle   #circles   #public   #publiccircle  #circleshare   #circlesharing     #sharedcircles      #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharingcircle 2013-05-05 10:21:514985217
martin shervington81,949Commoogling Engagers Circle 1 (April 2013)These circles are some of the longest and deepest connections I have made during my time on Google+. Thanks to everyone who make Google+ such a positive learning environment.Still learning... #commoogling  2013-04-11 17:23:23456401440
Jordan Hawker4,341Plus Help CircleIt's #CircleShareSunday  once again, and I've got a great #circle  for you today!  The people in this circle are great plussers interested in sharing and learning about how to best use the great features we have a G+!  Circle them and share in the wealth! #PlusHelp   #CircleShare   #GooglePlusTips  2013-02-25 01:28:348910114
Jason Hurtado Daniels0Open, Clean and Sustainable Clean Technology CircleHigh Content @ 15,000I have put together a circle with 499 environmentalists and technologists I follow and who follow me. Priority has been given to those who are interactive and who share interesting content.I will pass 15,000 followers today, so even at 499 this is a select group. I have not screened every person individually, so there may be a few surprises. If you want to join, let me know about your intersts. I hope this circle helps you to expand your network and to enrich your stream.Have a great week!JasonHere are some of the topics covered by this group:#3D #AI #ArtificalIntelligence #Biomass #Clean #Conservation #Database #Democracy #Developer #Energy #Environment #Farm #Food #Futurist #Game #Gamification #Gardening #Geothermal #Green #Hamradio #Linux #Opensource #Organic #OSS #Programmer #Recycle #Renewable #Robots #Science #Software #Solar #Sustainability #Sustainable #Technology #VOIP #Wind#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles2013-02-10 17:24:13499431736
Peter Edenist16,857The Merged Super Mega SciFi Circle - Weekend Special!!!!!!!!!!!!!This is the new circle which merges the SciFi Main circle as well as Scifi new circle (Circle 2)If you got dropped, please ask for an inclusion again!Some wonderful people here who have supported the SF community which has got pretty large, I just merged the circles since the support and reshares have dropped dramatically.✭▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬✭Our communities are located here -  Science on G+ - https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/111298192566988133095SciFi - https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/116559659196021786692Doctor Who - https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/104764744054347436297Mighty Shiny Browncoats - https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/108316556535206988185Ultimate Star Trek - https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/108157800476961230411Ultimate Star Wars - https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/113815258843697990915AI/ Coding / Robotics - https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/102462336367426662971✭▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬✭Please ✭✭✭*Reshare* ✭✭✭ to share the love and to support Science and SF!!!!!! ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬✭Big thanks to all who participated in keeping this circle alive!!! Thank you again for your support!#science   #sciencerules   #sciencesunday   #scienceeveryday   #scifi  #scififans   #scifichat   #scifiwatcher   #scififriday   #sciencefiction  #sciencefictiontelevision   #sciencefictionandfantasy   #sciencefictionmovies  #hardscifi   #fantasy   #worthsharing   #robotics   #drwho   #whovians  2013-02-03 13:59:393881267394
Jason Hurtado Daniels13,805100 People You Would Want to Recreate Civilization WithBeautiful minds, beautiful images, beautiful hearts.My Best Circle Ever.Topics include: renewable energy, poetry, open source software, education, entrepreneurship, organic gardening, 3-D printing, sustainable housing, makers, hackers, art, philosophy and science.2013-01-29 03:27:35100371727
Jason Hurtado Daniels13,131Wonderful Women of Google+I have put together a circle with 499 women I follow and who follow me. Priority has been given to women who are interactive and who share interesting content.I just passed 13,000 followers yesterday, so even at 500 this is a select group. I have not screened each person individually, so there may be some surprises!A few days ago I sent out a private version of this circle to give people an opportunity to opt out. Please let me know if you want to be added or deleted in the next version. I have included myself in this circle, so I can be associated with this great group. I hope this circle helps you to expand your network and to enrich your stream.Have a great weekend!Jason#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #circlesharing #publiccirclecirclecount.com2013-01-19 05:03:12500724
Jason Hurtado Daniels13,055Wonderful Women of Google+I have put together a circle with 499 women I follow and who follow me. Priority has been given to women who are interactive and who share interesting content.I just passed 13,000 followers yesterday, so even at 500 this is a select group. I have not screened each person individually, so there may be some surprises!A few days ago I sent out a private version of this circle to give people an opportunity to opt out. Please let me know if you want to be added or deleted in the next version. I have included myself in this circle, so I can be associated with this great group. I hope this circle helps you to expand your network and to enrich your stream.Have a great weekend!Jason#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #circlesharing #publiccirclecirclecount.com2013-01-18 22:49:24500403
Jason Hurtado Daniels12,888Shared CircleSustainability and Clean TechnologyThis is the first installment of a community I am growing. Please let me know if you want to be included. Frequent sharers about: #biology #biomass #biomedical #energy #environment #ethanol #gardening #food #geothermal #green #innovation #international #internet #Linux #methane #opensource #organic #renewable #science #software #solar #startup #strategy #sustainability #technology #wave #web #wind #wireless#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circlesharing #publiccircle  2013-01-16 01:47:255005711
Peter Edenist15,424The Doctor Who CircleAwesome circle now with an awesome dedicated community here!!!  - https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104764744054347436297For all people who like Dr.Who and wish to join please just press the link and click 'join community'. For an add into the circle, just comment for an add-in. If you are notified, you are in the circle! RESHARE! RESHARE! RESHARE! (Said in the voice of a Dalek).#drwho   #whovians   #doctorwho   #doctorwhocircle   #doctorwhofans   #doctorwhoaddict   #dalek   #daleks   #circle   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #publiccircles   #public   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #weekend   #weekendproject   #reshare   #reshared   #resharetags   #reshareday   #sharingcircle   #sciencefictiontelevision   #daleks   #thedoctor   2013-01-07 13:14:52331922960
Robert Hughey2,382This is the Thought Leaders Shared Circle.It is public and you're welcome to view and then add these people to your own Circles. Why would you do so?  Well, here you have a group of people who make up an excellent representation of not just Google+ - but of the 'Net itself.This Shared Circle and these people people, myself included, have a firm voice in their writing, keep daily or at least weekly blogs, and though I have not checked every single person as of right now, I would expect the #Klout  score of each member would not be below 50.Please add the Thought Leaders Shared Circle. 2013-01-06 14:46:4710314111
Jason Hurtado Daniels11,903High Content ~ Top Engagers and Thought LeadersThis circle contains some of my favorite people from 2012. They share valuable information and thought-provoking points of view. This is a great circle to follow to stay updated on science, technology, computing, news, business, and social trends.Frequent sharers about: #biology #biomedical #blog #business #code #collaboration #Constitution #democracy #development #economics #education #entrepreneurship #environment #freedom #humor #innovation #international #internet #Linux #marketing #network #online #opensource #philosophy #physics #photography #politics #psychology #religion #science #smallbusiness #social #socialjustice #software #startup #strategy #sustainability #team #technology #web #wireless#circleshare #sharedcircles #sha2013-01-05 18:59:3810011918
martin shervington28,933Circle of enrichment! - (new for 2013)This circle is full of awesome people who have most recently been enriching my life on Google+. There are also a couple of quality pages that have been supportive as well. In brief: add them in and you'll probably know with whom I interact the most.A huge thank you to everyone included and I look forward to sharing a great year ahead. #commoogling     #publiccircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #publiccirclesproject  2013-01-05 15:57:58275602856
Jason Hurtado Daniels11,529Jason Hurtado DanielsShared a circle with you:High Content ~ 2012 YearbookThis circle has been scrubbed to focus on content-oriented people from my circles. This is a great circle to follow to stay updated on science, technology, computing, news, business, and social trends.Frequent sharers about: #biology #biomedical #blog #business #code #collaboration #Constitution #democracy #development #economics #education #entrepreneurship #environment #freedom #humor #innovation #international #internet #Linux #marketing #network #online #opensource #philosophy #physics #photography #politics #psychology #religion #science #smallbusiness #social #socialjustice #software #startup #strategy #sustainability #team #technology #web #wireless#circleshare #sharedcircles #shar2013-01-02 07:46:0310010316
martin shervington28,430Personal Development circle! - getting ready for 2013If you received a notification you are in the circle...I asked people on Google+ who is into 'personal development' and this is the circle is the result.I may well have some community based events coming up, so you'll find like-minded folks in here as well. So, whether you want more content of: inspiration, motivation, gaining focus/planning, psychological techniques, or just people with a positive outlook, this could be a great circle to add in. #PlusYourLife  2013-01-01 14:42:35136391052
Paul Snedden7,059Advance Australia Share - The CircleWOW! What an absolutely overwhelming response I received to my request for your favourite Australians (http://goo.gl/mFLe1). You certainly did deliver.The circle contains a bunch of people who I was already following, but a wealth of freshly undiscovered goodness for me as well. In total, 436 Awesome Aussies waiting to fill your stream with all sorts of goodness. It's got photogs, geeks, writers, a kiwi (ANZACs all the way), expat Aussies living abroad and a couple of long-term Aussie residents who won't admit to being Australian :)I'd like to make special mention to the following people for making this circle possible.The Resharers+Mz Maau  +Giuseppe Basile +Starway Paul +JPG Photo Gallery  +Daryl Hunt +Jim Munro +Brad Chasenore +Annie Yim +Rose T +Rob E +James Fridley +Gerardine Rudolphy +Christopher Prins +Charles Strebor +Peter Lake and +Australia Great The Contributors+2012-12-31 22:36:03436692946
Peter Edenist14,517Hard SciFi Circle is up for reshare!!. This is an awesome circle with thoughtful people who are active in the SF space, like hearing, reading and watching SF. Add them up for the awesomeness!!Did you know?The matching Sci-Fi Community is located here - http://goo.gl/vTFvIThe Science Community invite is here (Science on G+) - http://goo.gl/7UPfFIf you wish to participate and moderate in the communities, please send me a Personal & Private post.If you want in on the circle, please comment on the Original Post for an add-in, as usual my circles are free to join and based on your opting in. Reshare to spread the Awesomesauce!!!#hardscifi   #hardsciencefiction   #hardscience   #sciencefiction  #scifi #scififans #scififriday #scifichat #scifiwatcher #sciencefiction #sciencefictiontelevision #sciencefictionmovies #sf #scifichannel #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles #publiccirclesproject #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles 2012-12-26 07:50:52185664865
AyJay Schibig12,717ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-21 06:26:433277010

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2015-02-18 08:49:03 (33 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Will we be "safer' from unnamed threats - no, international evidence is that data retention schemes don't work. Are potential baddies caught as a result of similar schemes overseas?  No. They've been found to be ineffective and expensive. Are there any negatives? Yes, it's not possible to guarantee the safety of the collected data. Basically, it's massive expense without any benefit to the public and at a massive cost to privacy. 

Edit: There are good links in this article:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-12/berg-going-against-the-grain-on-data-retention/5664082

"In a sample 12-month period, an Austrian review found that the most common law enforcement use of retained data was for cases of theft, followed by drugs, followed by stalking. Terrorism didn't rate.

Internet traffic data retained by Poland's scheme is being used&... more »

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2015-02-22 10:46:38 (9 comments, 12 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

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2015-02-27 06:46:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

It's great to hear when things go well!
I never thought I'd be interested in economics, politics, taxes and voting, but seeing what happens when it all goes pear shaped helped raise my interest level.

h/t +Glenn Murray 

___It's great to hear when things go well!
I never thought I'd be interested in economics, politics, taxes and voting, but seeing what happens when it all goes pear shaped helped raise my interest level.

h/t +Glenn Murray 

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2015-02-26 06:45:28 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Brilliant, as ever.

#satire   #istandwithgilliantriggs   #clarkeanddawe  

Brilliant, as ever.

#satire   #istandwithgilliantriggs   #clarkeanddawe  ___

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2015-02-26 04:07:03 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

This is a powerful piece of writing by Richard Flanagan, and well worth reading and reflecting on.
"... this is not a strong government. It is a deathmask of 1970s rightwing student bigotries and undergraduate bullying that has formed the most incompetent government in our history, the legacy of which conservatives will have to live down for decades.

In delivering us News Corp World, Tony Abbott has revealed himself as not a leader but a follower, and the ideas he follows are those of a world in which freedom is a privilege of the powerful, not the right of all; where truth must be convenient or it is to be crushed, and where the strong seek to punish the weak, and when challenged, destroy those, like Gillian Triggs, who will not bend their testimony to power.

We should expect more. We must expect more. Because if we do not, we will go somewhere far darker than the hells of Manus... more »

#TonyAbbott   attacked Triggs for defending the powerless 1 day another PM will apologise for it. #auspol #tonyabbott #bully #aggressive___This is a powerful piece of writing by Richard Flanagan, and well worth reading and reflecting on.
"... this is not a strong government. It is a deathmask of 1970s rightwing student bigotries and undergraduate bullying that has formed the most incompetent government in our history, the legacy of which conservatives will have to live down for decades.

In delivering us News Corp World, Tony Abbott has revealed himself as not a leader but a follower, and the ideas he follows are those of a world in which freedom is a privilege of the powerful, not the right of all; where truth must be convenient or it is to be crushed, and where the strong seek to punish the weak, and when challenged, destroy those, like Gillian Triggs, who will not bend their testimony to power.

We should expect more. We must expect more. Because if we do not, we will go somewhere far darker than the hells of Manus Island and Nauru. We will have become them."

Sobering, scary words. 

#istandwithgilliantriggs

h/t +Peter Macfarlane 

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2015-02-26 03:49:14 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Something like a winged keel?


h/t +Paulo Lourenco 

#surfing  

Laird Hamilton foil surfs Raglan Point.___Something like a winged keel?


h/t +Paulo Lourenco 

#surfing  

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2015-02-26 02:09:00 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

It's always worthwhile to read words of intelligence and calm reason. 

Self-serving, knee-jerk words leading to suspicion and divisiveness will not lead to a more wholesome society.

h/t +Jon Roder 
#julianburnside  

Nicely said as usual by Julian Burnside.  The government is turning against the people to protect itself as a bureaucratic entity as the confidence in both major parties is steadily eroded.

We have more chance of being killed at home by our own furniture than by terrorism, but lead by a pack of weak, craven xenophobes our society is turning against itself and putting up fences.

It would be more patriotic to take the stance that our country is strong enough and capable enough to help those in need, and that our culture is resilient enough to deal with the social issues that entails, but cowering in fear at an imaginary foe, they cede our hard won freedoms piecemeal to political opportunists.

#civilrights  
#liberty  
#terrorism  
#asylumseekers  ___It's always worthwhile to read words of intelligence and calm reason. 

Self-serving, knee-jerk words leading to suspicion and divisiveness will not lead to a more wholesome society.

h/t +Jon Roder 
#julianburnside  

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2015-02-26 01:50:18 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

The P&O cruise vessel Pacific Pearl dwarfs the regular yachts at Mornington harbour.

It was fascinating listening and chatting to people. Many were reminiscing about cruises past and comparing nostalgic notes. Many more were excitedly looking forward to their next cruise. Met up with an old neighbour and naturally bumped into relos, also got a hug from a stranger (a local real estate agent) cos we both love the Peninsula. It was all very jolly. Some groups were set up with breakfast picnics complete with tablecloths, champers and yummy looking cheeses. Lots of large busses and smaller tour operators were waiting for their groups to arrive. It was much more interesting than I expected!

#morningtonpeninsula   #cruise   #cruiseship   #tourism   #pandocruises   #nottempted  

The P&O cruise vessel Pacific Pearl dwarfs the regular yachts at Mornington harbour.

It was fascinating listening and chatting to people. Many were reminiscing about cruises past and comparing nostalgic notes. Many more were excitedly looking forward to their next cruise. Met up with an old neighbour and naturally bumped into relos, also got a hug from a stranger (a local real estate agent) cos we both love the Peninsula. It was all very jolly. Some groups were set up with breakfast picnics complete with tablecloths, champers and yummy looking cheeses. Lots of large busses and smaller tour operators were waiting for their groups to arrive. It was much more interesting than I expected!

#morningtonpeninsula   #cruise   #cruiseship   #tourism   #pandocruises   #nottempted  ___

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2015-02-25 21:44:09 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

This is really impressive! Congratulations Carnegie Wave Energy!!

The world's first wave-energy farm connected to the electricity grid has been switched on in Western Australia .

The project by Perth-based Carnegie Wave Energy will provide renewable electricity for Australia's largest naval base, HMAS Stirling, on Garden Island.

The same system is also used to run a small desalination plant, which will be used to supply up to one-third of the base's fresh water needs.

#waveenergy   #alternativeenergy   #supporttheret   #desalination   #HMASstirling   #gardenisland   #renewableenergy  

via a private share - with thanks

This is really impressive! Congratulations Carnegie Wave Energy!!

The world's first wave-energy farm connected to the electricity grid has been switched on in Western Australia .

The project by Perth-based Carnegie Wave Energy will provide renewable electricity for Australia's largest naval base, HMAS Stirling, on Garden Island.

The same system is also used to run a small desalination plant, which will be used to supply up to one-third of the base's fresh water needs.

#waveenergy   #alternativeenergy   #supporttheret   #desalination   #HMASstirling   #gardenisland   #renewableenergy  

via a private share - with thanks___

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2015-02-25 21:33:13 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Looks interesting esp with a few tweaks, and a helluvalot more sensible than the wasteful McMansions with concrete everywhere that are taking over massive tracts of viable market gardens.

h/t +Jane Rakali 

Nice work.___Looks interesting esp with a few tweaks, and a helluvalot more sensible than the wasteful McMansions with concrete everywhere that are taking over massive tracts of viable market gardens.

h/t +Jane Rakali 

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2015-02-25 07:42:36 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

This is the clearest explanation of the issues which I've read. No hype, no spin and in easy to understand language. Worth reading. 

H/t +Peter Macfarlane 
#istandwithgilliantriggs  

Time for Brandis to go! #auspol   #IStandWithGillianTriggs  ___This is the clearest explanation of the issues which I've read. No hype, no spin and in easy to understand language. Worth reading. 

H/t +Peter Macfarlane 
#istandwithgilliantriggs  

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2015-02-25 03:28:48 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

ok, this looks good!

I've seen a few posts about it in my stream today - 
This is a promise to myself to watch, and scour the website as suggested by +Phillip Tyson 
#comedy  

Risotto Is Just Hot, Wet Rice
Not since a little-known BBC show called Posh Nosh came out about 10 years ago have I come across a show quite like this. Aussie comedians Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney have joined forces and put together their very punny take on cooking programs The Katering Show.

The web series is six 7-minute episodes in which the two hosts put their dead-pan spin on the increasingly ridiculous modern world of food: from absurd intolerances, to fad diets, to expensive kitchen appliances and the increasingly ridiculous obsession with photographing every meal.

For an idea of the show's comedic sensibilties, I give you this excerpt from their web page; a delightful bio of one of the show's hosts who has been dragged into this experience by her food-obsessed friend:

"Kate McCartney has been interested in food since never. If you try to engage her in conversations about food and/or cooking, she will push you into the sea. In fact, her most successful recent culinary experience was when she saw a thing on the floor, picked it up and tried to eat it. It was a button."

I implore you to not only watch the episodes, but scour the website. It is absolutely laden with comedic gems. I have not laughed to myself so much in a very long time. More please!

http://thekateringshow.com/___ok, this looks good!

I've seen a few posts about it in my stream today - 
This is a promise to myself to watch, and scour the website as suggested by +Phillip Tyson 
#comedy  

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2015-02-24 23:11:05 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

I heard a rumour that greg hunt was going to order an immediate and urgent investigation into the extensive impacts of the coal mining industry, including fracking. I was told it would  include the negative health impacts on individuals and communities, generous subsidies/tax breaks to the industry (especially how this relates to foreign ownership and profits going offshore), impacts on water usage and contamination (both underground and surface) land degradation, and assorted other problems. 

Unfortunately it seems the rumour was completely wrong. All I could find is a call for an investigation into solar and shonky suppliers/installers. Oh well, we can live in hope that there will be an equivalent into coal, but I'm not holding my breath for that to happen any time soon.

This couldn't have anything to do with them wanting to wind back the renewable energy target couldi... more »

I heard a rumour that greg hunt was going to order an immediate and urgent investigation into the extensive impacts of the coal mining industry, including fracking. I was told it would  include the negative health impacts on individuals and communities, generous subsidies/tax breaks to the industry (especially how this relates to foreign ownership and profits going offshore), impacts on water usage and contamination (both underground and surface) land degradation, and assorted other problems. 

Unfortunately it seems the rumour was completely wrong. All I could find is a call for an investigation into solar and shonky suppliers/installers. Oh well, we can live in hope that there will be an equivalent into coal, but I'm not holding my breath for that to happen any time soon.

This couldn't have anything to do with them wanting to wind back the renewable energy target could it?

#coalmining   #coal   #solar   #alternativeenergy   #ret  ___

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2015-02-24 22:29:16 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Way too much to read now. Tucking aside for "later".
h/t +Leon M Scott 

Study revealed that just the tiny state of Rhode Island offshore wind farms can power the whole United States by generating 1000 GW.  ► http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy10osti/45889.pdf

Oil-gas-coal produce smog that causes early death for billions of people. :)  Cornell University says 40% of deaths are due to pollution ► http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2007/08/pollution-causes-40-percent-deaths-worldwide-study-finds  

some reasons for buying your next car electric and supporting solar-wind-green energy:

1.  help humanity since you no longer generate carcinogenic exhaust, otherwise known as smog, which kills millions of people each year ► http://goo.gl/jDj0hI and leads to lower IQ ► http://goo.gl/alNQIk and autism ► http://goo.gl/66nqwr.  

2.  save lives since you reduce heart attacks caused by traffic noise ►  http://goo.gl/Fuhvn.   Electric cars are much quieter.

3.   save humanity from oil wars that destroy the environment and kill countless civilians.  Iraq war trillions could have powered all US with solar/wind ► http://goo.gl/ZqN47.  

4.  you no longer have to change oil or spark plugs; no more smog check either; electric cars have 60% less parts, so you will go for repairs much less.  Combustion engines are noisy and only 15% efficient;  electric motors are 90% efficient. 

5.  bring the end of gas stations that poison the water wells with MTBE or other compounds leading to billions of dollars wasted in cleaning up the well water (example:  $0.4 billion settlement ► http://goo.gl/eKasZD)

6.  save money as you spend 2-4 times less money on fuel depending what area of the globe at the current low prices of oil, since electricity is 4 times cheaper than gasoline as a fuel.  If you have enough solar panels,  you get free CLEAN fuel for life, since you charge at home and utilities pay you for energy you put on the grid.  Likewise, Tesla Motors offers free solar ☼ charging for life ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgk5-eB9oTY?  

7.  save money for noble purposes because electric cars are cheaper than many oil cars after the federal and state rebates:  in Colorado, you can buy a Nissan Leaf for only 15, 000, while in most other states for 18-21, 000.  A Smart EV costs only $12, 000 in Colorado, see http://smartusa.com.  Mitsubishi i-MieV is only $13, 000 in California and $10, 000 in Colorado ► http://www.evworld.com/news.cfm?rssid=31881. 

8.  electric car batteries and solar panels are far greener than alternatives.  Battery recycling for today's oil car lead batteries is happening at a 97% rate globally. It will be even better for the far safer lithium car batteries.   Lithium Ion batteries are classified by the federal government as non-hazardous waste.  Lithium ion batteries are made from nontoxic lithium carbonate (used in ovenware), nontoxic cobalt oxide (in pottery glaze), nontoxic graphite (in pencils), and a polymer (plastic) membrane. The most toxic components are the electrolyte and lithium cobalt oxide, neither of which are persistent in the environment and both of which are increasingly being replaced by safer compounds.  Wang Chuan-Fu, CEO of BYD, demonstrated the safety of the electrolyte in their lithium ion batteries by drinking it. Zero Motorcycles founder Neal Saiki said that the Lithium Ion batteries they use are safe to eat

Solar is way better than coal, oil or natural gas which spew 100-1000 times more carcinogens in the environment per unit of energy produced, besides far more CO2.  How long does a solar panel system have to operate to recover the energy used for making the panel? Energy payback for rooftop panels is 1-4 years depending on type.   Assuming a life of 30 years for a panel, that means that most energy produced will be free from pollution of any sort ► http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy04osti/35489.pdf.   

9.  save time, thus money, since you are allowed to use the carpool lanes to avoid traffic if you drive an electric car, in many countries, even if there is only 1 person in the car.  

10. http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2007/08/pollution-causes-40-percent-deaths-worldwide-study-finds explains that 40% of deaths due to pollution.  Smog kills billions earlier.  Natural gas and Coal can be replaced with solar-wind immediately:) as a public health priority, especially since they are cheaper in many areas than fossil fuels and storage eliminates the need for sun-wind 24-7 ► http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjNKz8qXRmk.  In China's worst areas, smog makes people live only 4 decades ►  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1DNjJd2YfA.   Coal-fired plants lead to birth defects in China, see the 2 min video ► http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wImJC6xEoU.  In all nations, including USA, people near coal-fired plants often die of cancer at 45 or so, see the 10 min video ► http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZWAQ_3yoj8.  Coal pollution leads to cancer, asthma, autism (mercury), etc. Clean coal doesn't exist ► http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l0iqdfFyC0.

11.  Germany increased its solar capacity 16000 times between 1990 and 2012 ► https://plus.google.com/110265788529286523789/posts/2K5Ln8zyrqH.  It's possible.   In 2014, Denmark generated 39% electricity from wind ► https://plus.google.com/110265788529286523789/posts/1FraSFPpWBv. For comparison, the renewables percentage in the US is 15%, India & Australia & China 13%,   Germany 31%, Paraguay & Norway & Lesotho & Bhutan 100% (hydro), All Africa 32% (hydro), Japan 11%, Russia 15% (hydro), Mexico 26%, Indonesia & UK 18%, Canada 60% (hydro), Portugal 60% (hydro+wind), Brazil 90% (hydro), Iceland 100% (hydro+geothermal), Ghana 75% (hydro), Spain 45% (wind-solar-hydro),  New Zealand 80% (hydro+geoth+wind).___Way too much to read now. Tucking aside for "later".
h/t +Leon M Scott 

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2015-02-24 22:27:39 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

More on the undignified, inappropriate, 'deflecting from the real issue', appalling attacks on Prof Triggs here:
https://newmatilda.com/2015/02/24/george-brandis-plan-force-gillian-triggs-resignation-just-blew-his-face

Here we have a women with integrity fulfilling her role as was meant to happen. She completed the report with honesty, and to my understanding, in an appropriate time frame, exactly as professional should. And the lnp men don't like it. This is thuggish behaviour, more suitable for a group of smelly, aggressive year 9 boys, having a punch up behind the shelter sheds.

#istandwithgilliantriggs  
h/t +Kerry Wright 

Seems we've been here before. Tony Abbott has a track record in attacking powerful, outspoken women. Last time, most notably, it was Julia Gillard. This time it's Gillian Triggs. But there have been others;  Barbara Ramjan, for instance. 

Source:
http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/feb/24/tony-abbott-maintains-attack-on-gillian-triggs-in-face-of-inducement-claims?CMP=share_btn_tw

#australia   #auspol   #tonyabbott   #georgebrandis   #gilliantriggs   #IStandWithGillianTriggs  ___More on the undignified, inappropriate, 'deflecting from the real issue', appalling attacks on Prof Triggs here:
https://newmatilda.com/2015/02/24/george-brandis-plan-force-gillian-triggs-resignation-just-blew-his-face

Here we have a women with integrity fulfilling her role as was meant to happen. She completed the report with honesty, and to my understanding, in an appropriate time frame, exactly as professional should. And the lnp men don't like it. This is thuggish behaviour, more suitable for a group of smelly, aggressive year 9 boys, having a punch up behind the shelter sheds.

#istandwithgilliantriggs  
h/t +Kerry Wright 

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2015-02-24 09:34:25 (16 comments, 3 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

"Macdonald put an aggressive line of questioning to Triggs about the content of The Forgotten Children report, 
...
“I haven’t bothered to read the report,” Macdonald said, claiming its bias had motivated him to avoid it. Bias which, presumably, he detected via osmosis."

Every time you think they can't possibly go any lower, they do. This is disgusting behaviour; malicious, obnoxious, thuggish and entirely unprofessional. 


h/t +Qítiān Dàshèng Sūn Wùkōng 


#istandwithgilliantriggs   #childrenindetention   #bullying  

___"Macdonald put an aggressive line of questioning to Triggs about the content of The Forgotten Children report, 
...
“I haven’t bothered to read the report,” Macdonald said, claiming its bias had motivated him to avoid it. Bias which, presumably, he detected via osmosis."

Every time you think they can't possibly go any lower, they do. This is disgusting behaviour; malicious, obnoxious, thuggish and entirely unprofessional. 


h/t +Qítiān Dàshèng Sūn Wùkōng 


#istandwithgilliantriggs   #childrenindetention   #bullying  

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2015-02-24 02:27:49 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Ah ah! So that's why "real" gardeners have encouraged me to grow comfrey. 

#gardening   #comfrey  

h/t +Blake Kirby 

Nice video Stephen! I love my Comfrey plants. They are great for all the reasons you point out and they have some medicinal qualities as well. Keep it up buddy :)___Ah ah! So that's why "real" gardeners have encouraged me to grow comfrey. 

#gardening   #comfrey  

h/t +Blake Kirby 

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2015-02-23 22:22:38 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I want to get some seeds planted before it rains, so sharing to read when that's done.
ht +Nico Nightowl 

Some tests show that reading from a hard copy allows better concentration, while taking longhand notes versus typing onto laptops increases conceptual understanding and retention___I want to get some seeds planted before it rains, so sharing to read when that's done.
ht +Nico Nightowl 

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2015-02-23 06:44:14 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

It's going to be an extremely interesting Four Corners tonight. Anyone who is involved knows the system is ludicrous and can't possibly work.  And one has to ask, given that we know it can't work why are we paying massive figures to maintain and perpetuate a failed system? Hmm?

Ethics? Integrity? Honesty? 

" It's an impossible task ... there's not enough jobs to go around. You can't make people search for jobs that aren't there, and that's the dilemma of the whole system ."

#unemployment   #rort  

It's going to be an extremely interesting Four Corners tonight. Anyone who is involved knows the system is ludicrous and can't possibly work.  And one has to ask, given that we know it can't work why are we paying massive figures to maintain and perpetuate a failed system? Hmm?

Ethics? Integrity? Honesty? 

" It's an impossible task ... there's not enough jobs to go around. You can't make people search for jobs that aren't there, and that's the dilemma of the whole system ."

#unemployment   #rort  ___

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2015-02-23 06:26:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Will it make any difference? Possibly not, but you'll be able to look your children and grandchildren in the eye, and say you tried to raise awareness and encourage action at the political level. 
h/t +Qítiān Dàshèng Sūn Wùkōng 

Link to the afore-mentioned petition, part of which was tabled in parliament by my local MP +Cathy McGowan ___Will it make any difference? Possibly not, but you'll be able to look your children and grandchildren in the eye, and say you tried to raise awareness and encourage action at the political level. 
h/t +Qítiān Dàshèng Sūn Wùkōng 

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2015-02-23 05:58:38 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

It'll be all go on the Mornington Peninsula tomorrow with this humungous cruise ship due to arrive.
Roving musicians, food, coffee, wine (we have great vineyards here), more coffee, (we do really good coffee!) a herd of alpacas (what no kangaroos or drop bears?) more coffee and wine and a bit of sightseeing (we have stunning scenery). Could be fun!

Oh, and the visitors will get to experience Melbourne's famous weather. I hope it improves overnight ...
#pandocruises   #morningtonpeninsula   #mornington   #cruiseship  

It'll be all go on the Mornington Peninsula tomorrow with this humungous cruise ship due to arrive.
Roving musicians, food, coffee, wine (we have great vineyards here), more coffee, (we do really good coffee!) a herd of alpacas (what no kangaroos or drop bears?) more coffee and wine and a bit of sightseeing (we have stunning scenery). Could be fun!

Oh, and the visitors will get to experience Melbourne's famous weather. I hope it improves overnight ...
#pandocruises   #morningtonpeninsula   #mornington   #cruiseship  ___

2015-02-23 04:15:02 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Do we need more surveillance? No.

Will limiting freedom of speech improve our security ? (which implies it needs to be improved, which imo it doesn't.) No.

Does standing in front of a row of flags look like someone desperate to be in the US? We're Australia ffs, we don't need flags to remind us where we live - we're not that short of brains. 

h/t +Andrew Pam 

Today's Crikey editorial:

This is the most telling part of the government’s review of the Sydney siege:

"[Man Haron] Monis’ acts of personal violence were exclusively directed towards women who he knew in one capacity or another, rather than towards the public at large. National security agencies assessed there was nothing to suggest Monis was involved in terrorist related activities."

Monis didn't slip below the radar of security agencies. He was on it, constantly, and particularly in the days before the siege. But they decided he wasn't a threat.

Monis, they reasoned, had only been violent to women he knew, mostly in the privacy of his or their home. Nothing to see here, despite that violence, and despite a history of mental health problems.

Today, a desperate Tony Abbott, standing Obama-like in front of a row of flags, promised yet further strengthening of security and immigration laws, and further restrictions on free speech, and released a report calling for more money for security agencies.

What no one is addressing is the extensive evidence that agencies didn't need more power or more money or more information to stop Monis before he walked into the Lindt cafe -- they needed to see violence against women as more than just a niche issue unrelated to their job of protecting Australians.

Deaths from domestic violence are several orders of magnitude greater and a more immediate threat to Australians than terrorism.  Especially to Australian women and children.  If only we had an effective Minister for Women...___Do we need more surveillance? No.

Will limiting freedom of speech improve our security ? (which implies it needs to be improved, which imo it doesn't.) No.

Does standing in front of a row of flags look like someone desperate to be in the US? We're Australia ffs, we don't need flags to remind us where we live - we're not that short of brains. 

h/t +Andrew Pam 

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2015-02-23 03:59:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Where possible, it's worthwhile to check your sources, their credibility and standing in their professional community, the timeliness of the data they reference, and their sources of funding. 

"...often described on conservative news programs as a “Harvard astrophysicist,” Dr. Soon is not an astrophysicist and has never been employed by Harvard. He is a part-time employee of the Smithsonian Institution with a doctoral degree in aerospace engineering."
 
.... also has little formal training in climatology. 

Reliable?

via +Kam-Hung Soh 

"Dr. Oreskes, the Harvard science historian, said that academic institutions and scientific journals had been too lax in recent decades in ferreting out dubious research created to serve a corporate agenda."

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/22/us/ties-to-corporate-cash-for-climate-change-researcher-Wei-Hock-Soon.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0___Where possible, it's worthwhile to check your sources, their credibility and standing in their professional community, the timeliness of the data they reference, and their sources of funding. 

"...often described on conservative news programs as a “Harvard astrophysicist,” Dr. Soon is not an astrophysicist and has never been employed by Harvard. He is a part-time employee of the Smithsonian Institution with a doctoral degree in aerospace engineering."
 
.... also has little formal training in climatology. 

Reliable?

via +Kam-Hung Soh 

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2015-02-23 02:53:16 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

PSA.

I've recently been up to fire affected areas in Vic and it's heartening to see our tradition of helping those in need is alive and well. 

I hope some help gets to the small communities in Qld that seemed to be getting overlooked. Small is not the same as insignificant!

h/t +Alan Warren 
#volunteering   #volunteers  

Volunteering QLD

Particularly important right now... 

#volunteers   #community   #disasterrecovery  ___PSA.

I've recently been up to fire affected areas in Vic and it's heartening to see our tradition of helping those in need is alive and well. 

I hope some help gets to the small communities in Qld that seemed to be getting overlooked. Small is not the same as insignificant!

h/t +Alan Warren 
#volunteering   #volunteers  

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2015-02-23 01:09:40 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

I've added an extra stake and tether to the beans. Grabbed the ripening tomatoes and picked the almost ripe peaches. It's sounding very rumbly and the wind just died down. Batten down the hatches!! 

I've added an extra stake and tether to the beans. Grabbed the ripening tomatoes and picked the almost ripe peaches. It's sounding very rumbly and the wind just died down. Batten down the hatches!! ___

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2015-02-22 21:41:00 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

My first reaction is "Oh hell, not another US election already. Our news is going to be overrun yet again with US politics and the infighting, bile, irrationality and the inevitable finger pointing about $$$$$$$$$ and corruption." But this is a different kind of post, looking at a more human aspect of the whole process. Interesting. 
h/t +Giselle Minoli 

I have been publicly predicting for well over 2 years now that if The Hill runs for President, she will win. This has made for animated, interesting, often heated and passionate conversation on those threads (which I have copied below for fun). But my personal interest in this particular subject matter, while appearing to be a political one, is in fact social, cultural and psychological rather than having to do with politics.

And while my interest may appear to have something to do with Democrats vs. Republicans (or any other party), or Liberals vs. Conservatives, or Big Money and election influence, or American political dynasties, either perceived or real...my interest emanates from having voted since I was 18, and from watching, analyzing, deconstructing and otherwise attempting to figure out why we vote the way we vote, why the pendulum swings the way the pendulum swings, and what issues, agendas and events are swept up in the Political Jet Stream that determines who becomes POTUS every four years (or eight, as seems to be the case in our recent past).

So let me make it clear at the outset that my interest is not about affection or disaffection for The Hill, it's about assessing where I think the train that is running down the track is going to end up and determining (Yes, IMHO) that it is going to end up at Hillary Clinton Union Station.

My reasoning is entirely unscientific. It has nothing to do with polls, or statistics or constituencies or political advisors. It has to do with something that no one wants to come out and say because it raises people's hackles - I think that Hillary Clinton is going to win because she's a woman.

Because, after 43 Presidents, since April 30, 1789 when George Washington took office at the age of 57 years old, 226 years of American Presidential History have gone by with a man at the helm and the time has come for a woman to take that helm.

While the average age of American Presidents on taking office is around 55, people love to say thatThe Hill is over the hill. Yet Ronald Reagan was 69, William Harrison was 68, James Buchanan 65, and George Bush Sr. 64. While there are those of us who think Clinton's age is entirely irrelevant (I am one of them), the real point is that I think American women singularly and collectively do not like being told they have a shelf life when it comes to their productivity and what they are capable of accomplishing. A woman's biological re-productivity may have a number attached to its shelf life, but her brain does not.

That said, I think it's important to note that the work force is quickly closing in on a 50/50 women/men mix. And we all know that there are more women getting higher degrees at the moment then men. And the number of women who are the main breadwinners for their families is increasing.

All of this is not to suggest that Hillary's gender matters more than her resume. But the particular blend, in this one woman's case, of her gender with a stunning resume is why I think she'll win. She's an indomitable survivor, like RBG (a/k/a Ruth Bader Ginsburgy), another person considered Way to Over the Hill to be sitting on SCOTUS. But I digress. A tad.

Representationally, when all of this is addd up, in spite of whether one loves her or hates her, whether one agrees with her politics or does not, whether one thinks she's still a Democrat or some new-fangled party as yet to be described, defined, deconstructed...the fact remains that her resume, entering the running, is unparalleled in American politics.

It's the sort of resume that a woman has to have to get anywhere. It's the reason that she would be running again when she's older, after she has survived every attack that has been hurled against her - because a woman's resume has to be ten times as good, ten times as long in order to put her name on a ballot in the first place. We do not live in a country where having a female counterpart of young and swaggering Jack Kennedy is even remotely possible. His resume, as a candidate, paled compared to Hillary's.

And I'll wager that The Hill's resume is the kind that many American women wish they could amass without the fight that she had to put up with to get it: wife, mother, lawyer, 8 years as First Lady, 8 years as NY State Senator, 4 years as Secretary of State...author.

Presidential campaigns are normally run on foreign policy, on domestic policy, on tax policy (and a host of other sticky money-related issues, like whether the Social Security system will be done away with).  But when I look around and talk to women at work, and to mothers, and daughters, and grandmothers, and women who are single or starting their own business, or divorced and going it alone with their kids...what I feel, see, and sense is a palpable shift in the voice that they want to represent them this time around. And after 226 years it just be might the voice of a woman. 

No, it isn't a political assessment I'm making. And it most certainly isn't feminist. It's something far deeper and more complex than that.

It's a social assessment. A cultural, psychological and philosophical one. Call it a poetic assessment if you will.

Do I agree with Nate Cohn's inevitability assessment? Yes..but I've been saying it for a long, long time, and I didn't need graphs or statistic or pie charts or telephone polls to get there.

P.S. There are a lot of Hillary Clinton haters out there looking for a place to act out. Conversation is welcome, disagreement with me is welcome. But attacking me for posting this is not and I will not hesitate to delete hate comments. Just think of it as one of the many things that women hope will change in this country. Thank you.

Since it's the last day of 2012, December 31, 2012:
https://plus.google.com/+GiselleMinoli/posts/2EUbtyrhyAm

What an amusing gaggle of geezers, June 30, 2013:
https://plus.google.com/+GiselleMinoli/posts/KwahhxCjfjC

If Hillary Runs, January 27, 2013:
https://plus.google.com/+GiselleMinoli/posts/a2s3seYF7if

What a bunch of hooey, December 16, 2014
https://plus.google.com/+GiselleMinoli/posts/LCL35uvH3VL

#HillaryClinton   #POTUS   #PresidentialElection2015  ___My first reaction is "Oh hell, not another US election already. Our news is going to be overrun yet again with US politics and the infighting, bile, irrationality and the inevitable finger pointing about $$$$$$$$$ and corruption." But this is a different kind of post, looking at a more human aspect of the whole process. Interesting. 
h/t +Giselle Minoli 

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2015-02-22 10:46:38 (9 comments, 12 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

A lot of interesting comments have been shared on other posts, I'm collating a few of them here:

- A TED talk discussing how a rigged game of monopoly changes behaviour/attitudes: 

video: 
http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_piff_does_money_make_you_mean?language=en

transcript: http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_piff_does_money_make_you_mean/transcript?language=en Thanks to +Megan Owen for this info

New York Times - a fascinating article about two games which were invented many years before,  patented by a woman, enabling players to experience the difference between monopolies and anti-monopolies: 
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/15/business/behind-monopoly-an-inventor-who-didnt-pass-go.html?_r=0
Thanks to +nina bark for the link.

via +Jin Shei  & +SHELDON SMITH 

#monopoly   #monopolycapitalism   #games  

___A lot of interesting comments have been shared on other posts, I'm collating a few of them here:

- A TED talk discussing how a rigged game of monopoly changes behaviour/attitudes: 

video: 
http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_piff_does_money_make_you_mean?language=en

transcript: http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_piff_does_money_make_you_mean/transcript?language=en Thanks to +Megan Owen for this info

New York Times - a fascinating article about two games which were invented many years before,  patented by a woman, enabling players to experience the difference between monopolies and anti-monopolies: 
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/15/business/behind-monopoly-an-inventor-who-didnt-pass-go.html?_r=0
Thanks to +nina bark for the link.

via +Jin Shei  & +SHELDON SMITH 

#monopoly   #monopolycapitalism   #games  

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2015-02-22 06:19:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

This is one of those stories where I say "Make time and read this" especially if you need a break from toxic politics and miserable news. It's a long read, but so well worthwhile for the description of the assorted um ... "obstacles" and challenges. All faced with good humour and a positive outlook. 
And don't do what Gavin did.

(I suspect I'm especially drawn to it as there's a cruise ship about to appear off Mornington for the first time, and there'll be a few thousand (??) tourists heading off to wineries, markets, the beach and assorted other adventures)

Don't miss the boat, people!!

h/t +Kelli Halliburton 
#cruiseship  

Guy goes on cruise. Goes on hike at port of call, gets lost, misses boat. Flies to San Juan to catch boat, but flight is delayed, misses boat again. Flies to Haiti to catch boat, is first person ever to board at that port.___This is one of those stories where I say "Make time and read this" especially if you need a break from toxic politics and miserable news. It's a long read, but so well worthwhile for the description of the assorted um ... "obstacles" and challenges. All faced with good humour and a positive outlook. 
And don't do what Gavin did.

(I suspect I'm especially drawn to it as there's a cruise ship about to appear off Mornington for the first time, and there'll be a few thousand (??) tourists heading off to wineries, markets, the beach and assorted other adventures)

Don't miss the boat, people!!

h/t +Kelli Halliburton 
#cruiseship  

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2015-02-22 03:43:12 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

From a friend on FB (edited):
"Yep...I didn't coin the term 'shonky brothers college' for nothing. I have been banging on about this for years, from well before I lost my job at TAFE. We are all going to be faced with VET graduates who hold a piece of paper but actually have no skills to do the job. It's so dangerous.
Do you want to rely on a community worker who has no understanding of Australian systems or how to do a risk assessment/safety plan for a woman experiencing family violence?
Do you want your wiring done by an electrician who barely attended any class hours?
What about your elderly parents...do you want them cared for by someone with an aged care certificate who knows and cares nothing about gerontology and who only did a one week work experience stint during their course?
This is really scary stuff...and that's why 'qualifications' are... more »

From a friend on FB (edited):
"Yep...I didn't coin the term 'shonky brothers college' for nothing. I have been banging on about this for years, from well before I lost my job at TAFE. We are all going to be faced with VET graduates who hold a piece of paper but actually have no skills to do the job. It's so dangerous.
Do you want to rely on a community worker who has no understanding of Australian systems or how to do a risk assessment/safety plan for a woman experiencing family violence?
Do you want your wiring done by an electrician who barely attended any class hours?
What about your elderly parents...do you want them cared for by someone with an aged care certificate who knows and cares nothing about gerontology and who only did a one week work experience stint during their course?
This is really scary stuff...and that's why 'qualifications' are being recalled. I do feel for students however who have been duped in to paying for courses that have left them skill-less!

This report mentions many serious problems: http://www.aeufederal.org.au/Tafe/WRCAEU2015.pdf

#education   #userpays   #shonkybros   #publiceducation   #tafe   #fundeducationproperly   #rto  ___

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2015-02-22 02:58:18 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Cooeeee. This seems a bit of a tardy response +Telstra What's going on?
h/t the very frustrated +Vikas Thakur 

Hi +Telstra

Sent a letter to you yesterday on Twitter. Still haven't heard back from you guys.

#Telstruggle  ___Cooeeee. This seems a bit of a tardy response +Telstra What's going on?
h/t the very frustrated +Vikas Thakur 

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2015-02-22 02:26:15 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

This looks like it's worth reading and sharing. It's about vision and leadership and the big things in life. Not the tatty, corroded flotsam we're too often presented with as if it's worthy and nourishing. 
h/t +Dave Bath 

Lovely bit in The Saturday Paper with Ian Chubb, Australian Chief Scientist, on what the objectives of a country should be.  He is diplomatic, but scathing in the whole interview - but this bit is important:

Ramona Koval: Successful economies such as Singapore, Sweden and Finland have an innovation sector supported by government.  The level of collaboration between our researchers and business is one of the lowest in the OECD.  Whenever I hear we have to focus on the economy I don't understand why that doesn't also mean a focus on science and technology.

Ian Chubb: Yeah, well nor do I.  So you can imagine that economists and I have interesting discussions from time to time.  The real issue for me is what sort of country are we trying to build here?  How are we going to get there?  And we're not going to get there by thinking of economics as an endgame.  The economy is a means to an end.  Science is a means to an end.

Ramona Koval: What is the end?

Ian Chubb: We want our leadership to say, "This is the country we're building."  My view, not being a politician of course, is that we ought to be aspiring to somewhing magnificent.  And we need a conversation within the community to identify what that should be.  And it should be just slightly out of reach.  It oughtn't to be something easily obtained.  It oughtn'y tbe something where we can get in a boat with eight oars and row on seven and still get there.  It ought to be something we've got to strain to get to.  And it ought to be big and grand and aspirational.  What is the country we're trying to construct?

Well ... yes.

And to a certain extent, it could be said to be he wants a country that has a soul and a spirit, not just something mundane, dollars and cents ... but enough science and economics to develop something with an aesthetic of progress, of being human, not mechanical, not vegetative.

I suppose too that if he has what seems like an urge for leaders to build the conversation about what our country should be, rather than sit on our hands and just be Homo econonomicus ... given that nations or at least cultures should have a lot longer lifespan than individuals, it means that individuals cannot sit on their hands either, that becoming Homo economicus is unworthy, that we need something more important, a satisfaction of a soul well filled by dreams that are grand enough and work that is hard enough.  The dreams aren't the end.  The work isn't the end.  The money and comfort aren't the end - the end is a well-filled and happy soul.

http://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/life/science/2015/02/21/chief-scientist-ian-chubbs-scientific-methods/14244372001519

#AusPolitics   #ScienceAndSociety  ___This looks like it's worth reading and sharing. It's about vision and leadership and the big things in life. Not the tatty, corroded flotsam we're too often presented with as if it's worthy and nourishing. 
h/t +Dave Bath 

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2015-02-21 04:40:20 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Unsettling indeed.
#tpp   

Unsettling indeed.
#tpp   ___

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2015-02-20 23:53:36 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Cyclone aftermath - Be aware of all sorts of accidents waiting to happen, including snake/lizard/spider bites as well as assorted animals panicking due to being in the wrong environment. A friend needed skin grafts after slipping on a submerged something and falling heavily into something else. All made more difficult by challenging road conditions and crowded emergency facilities at the hospital. BE CAREFUL! 


Be Tetanus smart during ‪#‎TCMarcia‬ recovery and clean-up.

Tetanus is contracted through a cut or wound which becomes contaminated by the bacteria.

Some wounds are more likely to encourage growth of tetanus bacteria, especially any type of penetrating wound, such as from a rusty nail, or a wound contaminated with soil or foreign objects such as wood fragments.

Cover up any existing wounds before starting clean-up activities or entering floodwaters... more »

Cyclone aftermath - Be aware of all sorts of accidents waiting to happen, including snake/lizard/spider bites as well as assorted animals panicking due to being in the wrong environment. A friend needed skin grafts after slipping on a submerged something and falling heavily into something else. All made more difficult by challenging road conditions and crowded emergency facilities at the hospital. BE CAREFUL! 


Be Tetanus smart during ‪#‎TCMarcia‬ recovery and clean-up.

Tetanus is contracted through a cut or wound which becomes contaminated by the bacteria.

Some wounds are more likely to encourage growth of tetanus bacteria, especially any type of penetrating wound, such as from a rusty nail, or a wound contaminated with soil or foreign objects such as wood fragments.

Cover up any existing wounds before starting clean-up activities or entering flood waters, and clean any wounds with soap and water.

Vaccination is the best way to protect against tetanus, so if you do sustain a tetanus-prone injury, seek medical attention immediately.

More information on vaccinations and symptoms: http://conditions.health.qld.gov.au/…/Bacterial…/857/Tetanus

#cyclone  ___

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2015-02-20 10:20:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Some interesting weekend reading coming up!
UK info.
#teachers   #teaching  

Some interesting weekend reading coming up!
UK info.
#teachers   #teaching  ___

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2015-02-20 09:51:04 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

PSA
I can't even begin to imagine the anguish of Kyle's parents. 
h/t +Jamez Frondeskias 

12 months and still missing #KyleColeman  

It's hard to believe friends and family haven't seen this face for a year.

The following is from +ABC Australia 

Tomorrow it'll be 12 months since Kyle Coleman went missing.
He still hasn't been found. 

A look back at how we first heard he was missing, the latest on the case and his mother's plea for information: https://soundcloud.com/abcnorthwestqld/mount-isa-teen-kyle-coleman-still-missing-one-year-on

The full interview with Sonia Coleman can be accessed here: 
https://soundcloud.com/abcnorthwestqld/family-searching-for-answers-one-year-after-son-disappeared___PSA
I can't even begin to imagine the anguish of Kyle's parents. 
h/t +Jamez Frondeskias 

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2015-02-20 04:37:11 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

It's worth reading +Glenn Murray 
's comments on food labelling and its possible relationship to the #tpp  . We won't be safer. 
#foodsafety   #countryoforigin   #food  

Abbott says he won't introduce tougher food testing & labeling requirements to stop things like the frozen fruit hep-A outbreak: “The last thing I want to do is put a whole lot of additional requirements on business." Bad enough as that is, imagine if the TPP gets in. Under the TPP foreign companies could sue our government for getting tough on this sort of thing. If he's already reluctant to consider it, imagine how reluctant he'd be then! Would he take aim at the media for reporting it in order to avoid a law suit (as he did the Human Rights Commission for reporting child abuse in our detention centres)? Would he even legislate against reporting the names of companies that pack their fruit overseas, and prosecute journos who leak information in the public interest (as he's planning under the data retention bill)?

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/feb/18/national-hepatitis-a-response-planned-but-changes-to-food-labelling-rejected?CMP=share_btn_tw___It's worth reading +Glenn Murray 
's comments on food labelling and its possible relationship to the #tpp  . We won't be safer. 
#foodsafety   #countryoforigin   #food  

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2015-02-20 04:25:06 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Bit of a cat problem up north?

Stay safe everyone!

h/t +Dryade Geo 
#cyclone  

I hear Queensland has been having some cats! Stay safe all.___Bit of a cat problem up north?

Stay safe everyone!

h/t +Dryade Geo 
#cyclone  

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2015-02-19 11:58:01 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

There are "warmer than normal waters right round Australia. But it is the tropical temperature waters in the Arafura and Coral Sea that really drives cyclone intensity and moisture uptake making for more intense storms."
ht +John Englart 
#cyclone   #doublewhammy  

Two severe tropical cyclones are making Australian landfall almost simultaneously: TC Marcia is expected to be a category 5 intensity when it strikes the Queensland coast between Mackay and Gladstone, and TC Lan is category 4 intensity hitting the Northern Territory to the north east of Darwin.___There are "warmer than normal waters right round Australia. But it is the tropical temperature waters in the Arafura and Coral Sea that really drives cyclone intensity and moisture uptake making for more intense storms."
ht +John Englart 
#cyclone   #doublewhammy  

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2015-02-19 11:47:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

RSPCA Queensland Update for Pets 
ENSURE YOUR PET HAS IDENTIFICATION
If your pet becomes lost in a storm, having appropriate ID can help them be reunited safely. Is your pet microchipped and has a collar with ID?
WHAT TO DO IF YOU LOSE OR FIND A PET
Contact our Rspca Qld Lost & Found team on 1300 363 736 –
Contact your local Council
TIPS TO ENSURE YOUR PETS ARE SAFE
Create a safe and secure space for your all of your animals
Don’t tether pets if outside - they may do themselves more harm trying to break free.
Provide access to water and food in heavy bowls if outdoors.
Keep your cats indoors.
Take time to prepare a Disaster Pet Preparedness Plan for you and your pet if you need to evacuate.
Ensure objects in your yard are tied down.
WATCH FOR WILDLIFE
Call 1300 ANIMAL to report any sick or injured animals in need ofassi... more »

RSPCA Queensland Update for Pets 
ENSURE YOUR PET HAS IDENTIFICATION
If your pet becomes lost in a storm, having appropriate ID can help them be reunited safely. Is your pet microchipped and has a collar with ID?
WHAT TO DO IF YOU LOSE OR FIND A PET
Contact our Rspca Qld Lost & Found team on 1300 363 736 –
Contact your local Council
TIPS TO ENSURE YOUR PETS ARE SAFE
Create a safe and secure space for your all of your animals
Don’t tether pets if outside - they may do themselves more harm trying to break free.
Provide access to water and food in heavy bowls if outdoors.
Keep your cats indoors.
Take time to prepare a Disaster Pet Preparedness Plan for you and your pet if you need to evacuate.
Ensure objects in your yard are tied down.
WATCH FOR WILDLIFE
Call 1300 ANIMAL to report any sick or injured animals in need of assistance.
More information and tips can be found on our website:
http://www.rspcaqld.org.au/…/ani…/pet-tips-for-summer/storms
Be Prepared, Act Early, Be Considerate, Act Safe and follow the advice in the Pets in Emergencies Action Guide
https://www.em.gov.au/Documents/Action_Guide_Pets.pdf
For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
via GreenCross on FB
#cyclone   #rspcaqld   #rspca  ___

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2015-02-19 07:20:12 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Read the labels carefully! 
Grown in Australia, but packed overseas?
Packed in Australia?
Local and imported ingredients?
All sorts of sneaky terms and tiny fonts are used to obscure accurate and informative country of origin, or country of processing data.
#countryoforigin   #madeinaustralia   #foodlabelling  
ht +CHOICE Australia 

Want to know where your #food is from? Join our campaign calling for better Country of Origin labelling #CoOL http://choice.good.do/CoOL

Right now companies don’t have to accurately label the origin of our food. They can get away with vague statements like “Made in Australia using local and imported ingredients". This isn’t good enough.

We’ve been calling for better Country of Origin labelling for years. It’s time the government did something about it.

Join us in calling for the Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce to take action: http://choice.good.do/CoOL___Read the labels carefully! 
Grown in Australia, but packed overseas?
Packed in Australia?
Local and imported ingredients?
All sorts of sneaky terms and tiny fonts are used to obscure accurate and informative country of origin, or country of processing data.
#countryoforigin   #madeinaustralia   #foodlabelling  
ht +CHOICE Australia 

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2015-02-19 03:42:48 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

3 1/2 mins of utter brilliance!

#shaunmicallef   #madashell   #auspol   #theyrereallythatbad   #losttheplot   #lnpfail  

3 1/2 mins of utter brilliance!

#shaunmicallef   #madashell   #auspol   #theyrereallythatbad   #losttheplot   #lnpfail  ___

2015-02-19 03:08:55 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

On the difficulty of getting any information from the gubment on the #tpp . Paranoid secrecy leads to serious concerns about what is being traded away - fundamental aspects of our way of life could be gone at the stroke of a pen. 

Penny Wong notes "The first point I would make is that this Minister and this Government have only come in here to make what was, frankly, an extremely short and extremely uninformative statement to this chamber because they were ordered to do so by the Senate chamber ."

There has been no information on the following:

"...the Trans-Pacific Partnership must not do a number of things.

It must not affect our ability to deliver public services.

It must not undermine labour and environmental standards.

It must not reduce the capacity of Australians to access affordable medicine through the PBS.

It should... more »

SENATOR PENNY WONG___On the difficulty of getting any information from the gubment on the #tpp . Paranoid secrecy leads to serious concerns about what is being traded away - fundamental aspects of our way of life could be gone at the stroke of a pen. 

Penny Wong notes "The first point I would make is that this Minister and this Government have only come in here to make what was, frankly, an extremely short and extremely uninformative statement to this chamber because they were ordered to do so by the Senate chamber ."

There has been no information on the following:

"...the Trans-Pacific Partnership must not do a number of things.

It must not affect our ability to deliver public services.

It must not undermine labour and environmental standards.

It must not reduce the capacity of Australians to access affordable medicine through the PBS.

It should not radically alter the existing legal balance between creators and consumers of intellectual property."

Open and honest discussion on this important topic would be most welcome.

h/t +John O'Driscoll 

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2015-02-19 02:40:03 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

So many true aspects about those of us who tend towards introversion. Introversion isn't shyness but is, in part, related to finding large groups of people and noisy environments draining.

We can teach in an animated way, give engaging, energetic and lively presentations to large groups of people, and even be the life of the party ... for a short while, then we'll head off to a quiet place to recharge and engage with our own thoughts again.
via +Michael Ringland & +jason kowing 
#personality   #introvert   #introversion

Yes.
Yes!
YES!!

Everyone should read this because if you're not an introvert, chances are you have one in your lives.

h/t to +Sue McElligott!___So many true aspects about those of us who tend towards introversion. Introversion isn't shyness but is, in part, related to finding large groups of people and noisy environments draining.

We can teach in an animated way, give engaging, energetic and lively presentations to large groups of people, and even be the life of the party ... for a short while, then we'll head off to a quiet place to recharge and engage with our own thoughts again.
via +Michael Ringland & +jason kowing 
#personality   #introvert   #introversion

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2015-02-18 22:39:24 (24 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Bizarre? More like a train wreck in slow motion. 

h/t +Glenn Murray 
#census   #losttheplot  

This government is just so, so bizarre. Ditch data collection that's helpful for society (the census) and replace it with data collection that's helpful only for corporations (metadata retention)? When both cost around $400m... I feel like I'm in a movie dream sequence.

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/abbott-government-considers-axing-the-australian-census-to-save-money-20150218-13ieik.html___Bizarre? More like a train wreck in slow motion. 

h/t +Glenn Murray 
#census   #losttheplot  

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2015-02-18 08:49:03 (33 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Will we be "safer' from unnamed threats - no, international evidence is that data retention schemes don't work. Are potential baddies caught as a result of similar schemes overseas?  No. They've been found to be ineffective and expensive. Are there any negatives? Yes, it's not possible to guarantee the safety of the collected data. Basically, it's massive expense without any benefit to the public and at a massive cost to privacy. 

Edit: There are good links in this article:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-12/berg-going-against-the-grain-on-data-retention/5664082

"In a sample 12-month period, an Austrian review found that the most common law enforcement use of retained data was for cases of theft, followed by drugs, followed by stalking. Terrorism didn't rate.

Internet traffic data retained by Poland's scheme is being used&... more »

Will we be "safer' from unnamed threats - no, international evidence is that data retention schemes don't work. Are potential baddies caught as a result of similar schemes overseas?  No. They've been found to be ineffective and expensive. Are there any negatives? Yes, it's not possible to guarantee the safety of the collected data. Basically, it's massive expense without any benefit to the public and at a massive cost to privacy. 

Edit: There are good links in this article:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-12/berg-going-against-the-grain-on-data-retention/5664082

"In a sample 12-month period, an Austrian review found that the most common law enforcement use of retained data was for cases of theft, followed by drugs, followed by stalking. Terrorism didn't rate.

Internet traffic data retained by Poland's scheme is being used "more and more" for civil disputes - even divorce cases.

The Danish Justice Ministry found only two cases where session logging has been useful in half a decade. Neither concerned terrorism. Denmark gave up data retention in June this year.

Germany's Federal Crime Agency concluded that data retention had no statistically relevant effect on crime or crime clearance. Crime continued its long-term decline even after data retention was abandoned in Germany in 2010.""
#dataretention  ___

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2015-02-17 21:06:12 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Re Hep A in frozen berries and how the virus survives. 

And for anyone interested:
FROZEN berries recalled from Australian supermarket shelves were grown and packed in one of China’s most polluted provinces .

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/hepatitis-a-frozen-berry-recall-victorian-woman-embroiled-in-health-scare/story-fni0fiyv-1227223124188

#hepatitisa   #frozenberries   #nannas   #foodlabelling  

Re Hep A in frozen berries and how the virus survives. 

And for anyone interested:
FROZEN berries recalled from Australian supermarket shelves were grown and packed in one of China’s most polluted provinces .

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/hepatitis-a-frozen-berry-recall-victorian-woman-embroiled-in-health-scare/story-fni0fiyv-1227223124188

#hepatitisa   #frozenberries   #nannas   #foodlabelling  ___

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2015-02-17 09:30:35 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

18 mins.
For anyone who thinks free trade agreements always benefit signatory countries. Companies with billion dollar bottom lines rarely take kindly to potential threats to their profits.
h/t +Mark S Burgunder 

John Oliver's awesome take down of tobacco companies ... http://buda.li/6ycT4 #Marlboro #Jeffwecan #Tpp #freetrade ___18 mins.
For anyone who thinks free trade agreements always benefit signatory countries. Companies with billion dollar bottom lines rarely take kindly to potential threats to their profits.
h/t +Mark S Burgunder 

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2015-02-13 09:35:55 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

To read later.

Andrew Wilkie: Case against Abbott Government builds at The Hague.

Source:
http://www.andrewwilkie.org/content/index.php/awmp/home_news_extended/case_against_abbott_government_builds_at_the_hague

#australia   #auspol   #tonyabbott   #andrewwilkie  ___To read later.

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2015-02-12 07:55:44 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Nothing to be proud of here. Last year they were talking of closing 100 communities, now it seems to be 200 - but nothing is decided - and consultation is happening "in a general sense". Not welcome on their own lands. Utterly contemptible. 
ht +Alan Warren 
And I think of the lyrics of Solid Rock by Goanna: 
http://www.lyricsfreak.com/g/goanna/solid+rock_20233377.html

Australia may stop providing Water & Power to Remote Aboriginal Communities

"Up to 200 indigenous communities in Australia could lose access to power and water because the government says it can no longer afford to deliver the basic services. The remote communities are mainly located across the northern tip of Australia and the Kimberley in the country's northwest. The federal government announced late last year that it would stop paying for the utilities, making states responsible for the communities. The Western Australia (WA) state government says it can't afford to cover the costs. 

Apparently WA's Premier, Colin Barnett, "quashed" plans for a $1bn "Royalties for Regions" fund in programme, established from 25% of WA's mining royalties.

What a weak fucking #libturd scrote he must be! 

#aboriginalaustralia   #closethegap   #humanrights   #westaustralia  
#LNPlies   #COALition   #royaltiesforregions  

h/t +Isabel Storey ___Nothing to be proud of here. Last year they were talking of closing 100 communities, now it seems to be 200 - but nothing is decided - and consultation is happening "in a general sense". Not welcome on their own lands. Utterly contemptible. 
ht +Alan Warren 
And I think of the lyrics of Solid Rock by Goanna: 
http://www.lyricsfreak.com/g/goanna/solid+rock_20233377.html

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