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Vicky Gallardo has been at 11 events

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Half the Sky Movement172,791Join  +The New York Times columnist +Nicholas Kristof and leaders in the fight against human trafficking from Girls Educational & Mentoring Services, +International Justice Mission, +Not For Sale and +UNICEF  in a conversation about modern solutions to a problem millions around the world are facing every day.Panelists include: Rachel Lloyd, Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS)  Gary Haugen, International Justice MissionDave Batstone, Not For SaleSusan Bissell, UNICEF What does 2014 hold for the fight against modern-day slavery?2014-01-10 19:00:00962 
Science on Google+416,632Isaac Newton's Birthday is on ChristmasJoin us in a Newton-inspired holiday physics hangout with rockstar physicist +Henry Reich of +MinutePhysics and +MinuteEarth  and brilliant ballerina biologist +Carin Bondar of +National Geographic, +Scientific American and host of Wild Sex, a science show about the strange reproductive habits of the animal kingdom. She knows how the world gets physical. +Veritasium  AKA +Derek Muller may pop in.  We hear there may even be more special guests so you should probably go ahead and RSVP yes to join the lively conversation. BYOB. Hosted by +Amy Robinson of +Science on Google+ .Happy Newtonmas Hangout2013-12-19 00:00:00145 
Science Bulletins at AMNH269,690The American Museum of Natural History’s Science Bulletins program is launching a new data visualization on changes in Arctic plant life and their forecasted impact on the climate system. Science Bulletins editorial producer Laura Allen will discuss the science with the ecologists whose work is featured in the visualization. The researchers will also answer your questions.Join Science Bulletins for this Hangout and meet:• Dr. Richard Pearson: Research Associate, American Museum of Natural History and Lecturer, University College London• Dr. Scott Goetz: Deputy Director and Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Research CenterThe data visualization is designed for informal education at museums and science centers. Its datasets are also available for live programming on NOAA’s Science on a Sphere (SOS)® spherical display system: http://www.sos.noaa.gov/Datasets/dataset.php?id=429The Hangout panel will also address ways to interpret the visualization for museum and educational audiences.View the visualization at http://www.amnh.org/explore/science-bulletins/(watch)/bio/visualizations/greening-of-the-arcticThis visualization and professional development training is supported by NOAA and NSF.How Green is the Arctic? A Science Bulletins at AMNH Hangout2013-11-13 21:30:0044 
Science on Google+416,632Be curious. Question assumptions. Explore the world from atoms to astrophysics with Veritasium.Join +Derek Muller of popular +YouTube Channel Veritasium on a journey to the beautiful, viral side of physics, hosted by Science on Google+ in honor of YouTube Geek Week (Aug 4-10). Our +Amy Robinson, +Jason Davison and +Nic Hammond will host, along with +Joe Hanson of +It's Okay To Be Smart and a few members of the community who ask Derek interesting questions on the event page.  The hangout happens on Wednesday, August 7th at 5 pm US PT / 8 ET.Derek will share why he creates Veritasium and how it has evolved into one of YouTube’s favorite sources of answers to epic science questions. He’ll also answer your questions so leave them here on the event page. You may be selected to join the hangout live and ask him in person.  Check out Veritasium on YouTube at http://veritasium.com This is the third hangout in a new series that brings science to life through conversations with the world's leading minds. Join +Science on Google+: A Public Database for the latest events.Veritasium: A Science on Google+ Conversation2013-08-08 02:00:00239 
V-Day18,799On V-Day 2013 we will be live streaming Risings from around the world! Here is a list of pending and confirmed streaming events, listed by local and Pacific Time. Details will be added as they are known.Manila on Ustream.tv: https://www.ustream.tv/embed/13346941 (time tbc)10:00 CAT / 00:00 PT: One Billion Rising: City of Joy, Demcratic Republic of Congo17:00 IST / 3:30 PT: One Billion Rising: New Delhi, India16:30 SAST / 6:30 PT: South Africa -- http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1287887/events/187975310:15 & 12:00 ET / 7:15 & 9:00 PT: Atlanta -- http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1022514/risingAtlanta14:00 CT / 12:00 PT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9argIMd1dPg19:00 ET / 16:00 PT: Miami -- http://new.livestream.com/accounts/2835490/events/1880583/videos/1156885916:00 PT: One Billion Rising: San Francisco20:00 ET / 17:00 PT: One Billion Rising: New York18:00 PT: One Billion Rising: Los Angeles19:00 PT: Oakland, CA -- http://www.ustream.tv/channel/onebillionrisingoakland18:00 HAST / 20:00 PT: One Billion Rising: The Island of Hawai'iOne Billion Rising 2013 - OFFICIAL EVENT2013-02-13 13:00:00360 
Breast Cancer Answers672,507On World Cancer Day, Feb 4th, join us here on Google+ to watch live interviews with the world's leading cancer experts and organizations. Don't miss this 2-hour LIVE event at 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. PST/3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EST.Here at BreastCancerAnswers, we believe that educating people can save lives. For the latest in breast cancer awareness, circle us at https://plus.google.com/113258379539644876834/.World Cancer Day Presented By BreastCancerAnswers2013-02-04 21:00:0081 
Andrij “Andrew” Harasewych225,603http://www.redbullstratos.com/The countdown has begun for Felix Baumgartner's epic jump from the edge of space. Supported by a team of experts, Felix will ascend in a helium balloon to an altitude of 120,000 ft / 36,576 m where he will take a leap of faith into the unknown in an attempt to become the first person to break the speed of sound during freefall.To follow the progress of this mission - launch date set for the week of 8th October 2012 - and to find out where and when to tune in to watch Red Bull Stratos rewrite history live please RSVP and join the Event. #science   #redbull   #stratos   #sciencesunday   #spacesunday   #skydiving  +ScienceSunday +Part-Time Scientists +Peter's Scifi page +Red BullRed Bull Stratos Mission - LIVE2012-10-14 14:00:00673 
Fraser Cain901,710Join us once again as we connect several telescopes into a live Google+ hangout and stream the night sky into your computer. The Moon won't rise until after we wrap up, so it should be a wonderful dark night with great seeing. Most of the planets are down, but Jupiter might make an appearance right at the end of the evening if we're lucky.If you want to get notifications of these events, make sure you circle the +Virtual Star Party on Google+.#vsp-oct13Virtual Star Party - Oct. 7, 20122012-10-08 04:30:00542 
Fraser Cain901,710If you want to get a reminder of the Virtual Star Party, you need to confirm that you're going.Are you going? Click "Yes"Every week we connect up multiple telescopes into a +Virtual Star Party, and showcase the night sky, right here on Google+. We'll point our telescopes at any planets, Moons or deep sky objects up at the time - even the Sun!We'll also have Ph.D. astronomers on hand to explain the science behind what we're looking at.We'll even take requests.I'm attaching last week's episode so you can get a sense of what this is all aboutIf you want to be notified about future broadcasts, make sure you add the +Virtual Star Party to your circles.#virtualstarparty-sep23Virtual Star Party - Sept. 23, 20122012-09-24 04:30:00427 
Fraser Cain901,710It's time again for another Virtual Star Party. Join us in a Google+ Hangout on Air and see a live view from multiple telescopes broadcasting their view of the night sky.You can even make requests.Virtual Star Party - August 12, 20122012-08-13 05:30:00110 
Fraser Cain901,710To celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover - the Mars Science Laboratory - we'll be running a special live hangout. In conjunction with +CosmoQuest. We'll have all your favorite space/astronomy journalists on hand to discuss the mission in depth, and celebrate the landing live, when it happens. Join Fraser Cain, +Pamela Gay, +Philip Plait and +Miles O'Brien for this special event.Over the course of this 4-hour Google+ Hangout on Air, we'll interview members of the Curiosity team live in the hangout, as well as other special guests from the +The Planetary Society and the +SETI Institute.+Scott Lewis and +Amy Shira Teitel will be on location at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to interview members of the engineering team, and show you what it's like to be at NASA during this amazing moment.We'll update this event as we lock down more of the guests and participants. See you there! You can follow the hashtag #marshangout  (this will replace our regular Sunday night +Virtual Star Party)Google+ Hangout - Curiosity Landing Coverage2012-08-06 05:00:004878 

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Richard Green81,215Engagers Showcase Circle, September 14, 2014If I sent you a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. I skipped over one post because it received too much engagement, but I'm including a link to it for completeness.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Do nuclear physicists have half life crises?https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ayw6WPGGaFESt Peter's Church, Heyshamhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9DEtmbdz15zSmiling cow?https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9NuqPpsgtBkThe look-and-say sequence and Conway's Cosmological Theoremhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/jEQ7zxFpJt4Cordyline australis, the “cabbage tree”https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/hktDAgyo6mA“Maurits, stop picking at it. You'll only make it worse.” by David Swarthttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gj327Ywh33T“Phyllotactic Portrait of Fibonacci” by Robert Boschhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/8LykdvHpRvPFountain in Williamson Parkhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/HzZTLQaQ9RT“Youth” by Silvia Cordeddahttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/T2Lo3c2zLxvThe arithmetic derivative, the Goldbach conjecture, and the twin prime conjecturehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9nY35Ma1pbUGlobe Thistlehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/i8mtiyVikWhTallinn (reshared from +Paul Harper)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/U4DAQxK5fkxCubes passing in the night (reshared from +Sean Walker)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/32JKvAFqP9SThe graph of arctanhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/FLvyDupud1z“Hopf Knott” by Peter Sittner2014-09-14 15:25:57463160109197
Kylie Jenner6,429#16 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-09-06 15:33:4245517923
Kylie Jenner6,326#17 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-30 19:19:44457161223
shareing circle9,133my Friends! - You're in this Circle ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥If You receive this message You are included in circle !!!  shared!2014-08-26 08:35:25469101015
Nana Xinh0GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#fridaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday  #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing        #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles        #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday       #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circlethursday  #followfriday  #follow    #followme     #followers #followback #circle#googleplus  #communities #hangouts  #events  #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles2014-08-25 17:53:46470429
George Clark5,136This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plusboost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post #bosmol #BosmolCircle #GrowthCIrcle #GooglePlus #CircleShare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circleshared #publiccirclesproject #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheday #google #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles 2014-08-25 11:39:264698778118
Andri Listriyono211#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWeb #JasaSkripsi #JasaTugasAkhir #JasaSEO #SEOMurah #BelajarWeb #Penulis #google 2014-08-13 01:35:464578414
exceptional circles208the nice circle for today2014-08-11 20:28:325006972115
Carlos Esteban50,970ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find a sample of recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle :) Have a great week!2014-08-11 15:57:3149910779158
Kylie Jenner5,348#8 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-09 07:14:3845611521
Kylie Jenner5,348#7 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-09 07:14:204555520
Richard Green77,832Engagers Showcase Circle, August 7, 2014If I sent you a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Our cat, Chesterhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ToxRHsMHytsFibonacci numbers and corridors of width 4https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gCTyaSV4ugzWalk in the rainhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gVPzuv7aKHALenticular cloud (reshared from +Sean R. Heavey)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/giTgt4PUd1GGlass Paperweight by Paul Stankardhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/fLfKWxFj3f2“Mathematistan” by Martin Kuppehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/AcUBb8Y9uBjCat's back on the menu, boys!https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/aP3cZEnaqquWaterfall (reshared from +Keith Boone)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/S2pmsTTyiZzOak tree at “The Pig”https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/cv8pi2ffX1NThe Bargate, Southamptonhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/LsYSEpUS1bLCosmos flowerhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/KqvLW32KyXfThe Ashton Memorialhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/aK1E3XqWWSSThrough the castle windowhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/MT7uBM2SUt7Friedman numbershttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/32tzjfB8NnMThe Norfolk Knifehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/DHf4jfSkUKKThe lake at Wyresdale Parkhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/3xFACaympiNCastle of the Clouds2014-08-07 21:46:51451213123237
Kylie Jenner4,909#1 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-04 11:55:5045614522
Marius Kiupelis279 If you received this notification you are in this circle♚♚  If you want to be shared in this circle ♚♚♚♚♚♚♚ Then just keep sharing! ♚♚♚♚♚2014-08-03 19:05:53201036
Lynda Chervil890Add this circle of excellent engagers, thinkers, innovators, and future tech leaders. My ++Solar Power++ Circle will provide you with the latest and greatest from the world of tech innovations, especially in the renewable energy sector. Simply add this circle and then share it!If you'd like to be added to this circle, please comment below, share and add the circle. Only those who qualify with content and expertise will be added. Thanks! #Tesla   #nikolatesla   #elonmusk   #solarenergy   #innovation   #technology   #solarpower   #hydroelectric   #science   #STEM   #research   #education   #futuretech   #futuretechnology  2014-07-31 14:24:32343125
Shared Theme Circles4,329Music Circle No 3Promote The Music!!Share if you are in this circle or if you want to be in this circleCircle for Music lovers metioned by Music lovers :)Bring more Music into life by helping to expand this incredible circleIf you are in this circle you are privileged to recommend other Music lovers. Blue heads ,(no profile picture), not allowed :)Follow the steps below to be included in the next Music circle:1. Add me to your circle (If you haven't already)2. +1 & Re-Share this circle in PUBLIC3. Leave a comment here so I know you are interested in getting circledHave a great day :)James Morrison - Slave to the Music [Acoustic]2014-07-26 10:46:19210493957
Kylie Jenner4,350GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-25 14:02:3045514417
Kylie Jenner4,350GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-25 14:02:2245614415
AyJay Schibig67,492DISCOVERY CIRCLE   7.24.14 by  +AyJay Schibig RESHARE  if you want to be included.Welcome to the latest edition of my Discovery Circle!   Discover lots of interesting and active  G+ members here!  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #circlesbyayjay2014-07-25 07:08:39486523462
Peter Edenist31,0152014 Super Sci-FI Circle : No, the Sky is not Falling!!! Also the Gravity is not sucking you in... please +1 this post to support it or you may have to take a trip in Snowpiercer, no need to thank me. Please reshare if you think this is a worthwhile circle. If you have been notified, you are in the circle!All the people in this circle are linked to our community (see link further down). As usual, please tag and recommend anyone who you think should be in this circle. Live long and prosper!Sci-FI Community here: http://goo.gl/s1NVd  Science Fiction Pics: http://goo.gl/sOSPK5Mighty Shiny Browncoats : http://goo.gl/9osg1tDoctor Who : http://goo.gl/z3uWX3Ultimate Star Wars : http://goo.gl/Wu8bv6Ultimate Star Trek : http://goo.gl/JJPql9Science on G+ community here: http://goo.gl/46uFH #sciencefiction #sf #scifi  2014-07-24 12:58:0746211960146
Able Lawrence100,166100K Engagers Celebration Circle Thank you all those who have followed me and engaged with my posts and taking me to the milestone of 100,000 followers. Goolge+ has been an exhilarating journey of 3 years and I would like to thank all those who have followed me and engaged on my posts whether they were on Science or Birds or Technology. The circle has been created using  * +Circloscope * which is the work of +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh All of you are free to share your favorite posts in the comments and also reshare this circle. If you are included in the circle, you will get a notification.  2014-07-17 17:22:18340491787
Kylie Jenner3,818GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 16   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-11 06:47:4645613617
Kylie Jenner3,818GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 17   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-11 06:47:3545712516
Greg Strandberg942Sci-Fi and Fantasy Readers CircleWant to connect with #fantasyauthor  and #scifiauthor  ?This #circleshare  has those folks and chances are you'll get some interesting things in your feed. #circlesharing   #googleshare   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #fantasywriters   #sciencefictionfantasy   #scifi  2014-07-10 23:13:52173000
Kylie Jenner3,468GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 16   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-06 17:47:5145613115
Kylie Jenner3,468GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 17   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-06 17:47:4145711314
Jan Koncewicz2,304Attention:  New Circle to Share!2014-07-02 18:37:54499303
Kylie Jenner3,197GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 16   -  RE-SHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-02 00:22:3745610118
Kylie Jenner3,197GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 17   -  RE-SHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-02 00:22:1745710315
Thiago Mello4,168 *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks! #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circlesharing #circlesharing  2014-06-30 15:06:2745716624
Kylie Jenner3,003GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 16   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-06-29 11:24:4945615521
Kylie Jenner2,919GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 16   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-06-27 15:44:2745715417
Kylie Jenner2,854GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 16   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-06-26 03:10:2145713219
AyJay Schibig64,871DISCOVERY CIRCLE   6.24.14 by  +AyJay Schibig RESHARE  if you want to be included.Welcome to the latest edition of my Discovery Circle!   Discover lots of interesting and active  G+ members here!  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #circlesbyayjay2014-06-25 03:25:34461332941
Farida L0 The Social Club !!Likeable people, who are not afraid to get to know new people!!!!!Thanks for your support :) #sharedthemecircles  2014-06-21 08:13:1950013482144
Peter Edenist30,747TESLA Super Science Circle 2014 - June Edition!!!! : A quality circle curated carefully and tended since 2011. Who is in this circle?  people who are either involved in science, love science or are active on the Science on G+ community. Community link is here http://goo.gl/46uFH and the Page is +Science on G+!Have you wondered where one can meet with like-minded people who love science and like to read about the real stuff? This is the ultimate SUL on science.... add and share to keep it alive.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Want to nominate someone? Please do so in comments. If you want to recommend something let us know. People who are notified are part of the circle.#science #tesla #scienceongplus #scienceeveryday 2014-06-19 13:39:49342755693
Dina Tika0Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment. 2014-06-10 05:53:52479001
Mikhail Petrovsky87,371Good morning /evening to all!Этот круг объединяет людей со схожими интересами и активной жизненной позицией в Google+Буду признателен всем, кто присоединится и поделится этим кругом.This circle unites people with similar interests and an active lifestyle in Google+ I would be grateful to all those who will join and share this circle. #ForFriends #EarthMyMother #photo 2014-06-10 02:03:08492452470
Carlos Esteban45,152ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find a sample of recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle :) Have a great week! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle 2014#82014-05-12 13:43:52499150112187
Richard Green68,138Engagers Showcase Circle, May 12, 2014If you received a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Peruvian glacier (reshared from +Irina Tcherednichenko)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/Z6NR7zaZa5qGrape hyacinthshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/GZoHH2bnRUiSymmetries of a regular octagonhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/bFcGcsurF5HHappy Easter!https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/YkWFA9WmxVAPerfect Squared Squareshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/HDU4mWD3wptOur dog Rexhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/5JtEcnt5MpPPerrott's Follyhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/8DzXHLn6fe4The Lonely Runner Conjecturehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/YHJkEdKg3jz“Owl” by Andrea Mininihttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/12uh9J9MjMXPenrose nanotileshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/7PZPSLaFkAx“Interlaced Stars” by Magnenauthttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/5vNjv1yjVMqBlack Forest View (reshared from +Ralph Reichert)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/YKPsvCFDyUv“Hippie Bus Apartments” by +Richie Montgomeryhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/iCMXCBVzjd2Not crazy enoughhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/d5EeDSoHe5u“Impossible Sphere” by Alexey Ermushevhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/J2yUMw6YASqBeethoven, high on 2014-05-12 05:07:06489214129230
Charles Barouch5,184G|+|ost Town #1 Circle of Awesome!http://www.hdwpbooks.com/books/g+ost-town/2014-05-03 06:56:1143417
Bakerson, LLC287This Circle is Amazing! If you want more likes, shares, and +1's, you will want to join and add this circle! To be added to this circle of Super Engagers simply +1, reshare, and comment!! You will be added to the next go around soon. Boost your social status quickly!2014-05-01 15:52:48479121014
Ryan Johnson3,346My new some cool, fun & interesting people CirclePlease reshare it#circles           #circlescirclescircles           #circleshare         #circleshare2014-04-25 06:14:362357820
Becky Collins8,289Engagers Showcase 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 ?2014-04-23 05:59:02400201526
Circlemania !!!2,173in this circle you can find people keen to publish, share, track and unr to good communities. see and discover new friends and circles that may interest you. Do not forget to follow me as: +Andres Aguilar  #circle   #circleshare   #circlemaina   #circlemeup  2014-04-19 15:48:55498261934
AyJay Schibig57,090DISCOVERY CIRCLE   4.18.14 by  +AyJay Schibig Welcome to the latest edition of my Discovery Circle!   Discover lots of interesting and active  G+ members here!  SHARE to be Shared  in my next edition.See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy   and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle  2014-04-18 21:22:20469432648
Richard Green64,997Engagers Showcase Circle, April 17, 2014If you received a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. Two of the posts below attracted too much engagement to be usable for the circle, but I am including links to them for completeness.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Adding cubeshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/WqimoVTZWL3Flower and snail shell (reshared from +Ralph Reichert)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/5st1n4VBMh5April Fools' Dayhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/Mxa1TNjYo4r“Trinity” by Jen Starkhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gfRheBovSZUHyperbolic honeycombs (reshared from +Roice Nelson)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/59yPx8yoFbuCoxeter—Conway friezeshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/4XvYb9biaLpTriple helix staircase (reshared from +Romain Brasselet)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/SRJ7CqGNrtLWhich airport is closest to you?https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/FxxdDb6orPy“Spinning Cosmos” by Paul Friedlanderhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/RjnVfRhBPmZStrč prst skrz krkhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/h87PZWs2MSbMersenne primes and perfect numbershttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/cLWBTddiSyy“Urge to fly” by Hermin Abramovitchhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/j2K97AvLvAoKeeper of Time (reshared from +Michael Quinn)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/QnaHrgKjsUUSeven mutual2014-04-17 04:49:32487185132233
Adam Black6,745The Doc Whobies/Fandom CircleBy popular Demand, my Circle Sharing Continues...This was Originally a #DoctorWho Fans Circle  with added Added #Browncoats and #ScienceFiction #Fandom  ( started out from Peter Edenist, but I  weeded it & doubled it )If you are tagged,  you are in it.This was my First Great GooglePlus Circle, and its filled with Interesting People that will give an all-over shot of awesome to your stream.Weblink for Mobile Users:https://plus.google.com/u/0/108177944448520252638/posts/bmyr4RtwQVfRecent SciFi Posts:Red Dwarf Is back :https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AdamBlack/posts/MhaycJuj3aHNew Mind-Blowing Ambient Film score to Metropolis( free Download. Trust me, You want this  )https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AdamBlack/posts/MsMJkKkyYJ4Other Upcoming Coming Circle Shares include:Cognitive/PhilosophyOfMind ( started from Peter Wells and Iv added lot of new relevant people )The Geekerati:You can recommend People to this one.  Authors, Scientists, Actors... They are famous or talented...PoliticalReform( started out with the AntiSopa movement and turned Hard Left at Romney, and more  center after #Justice4Aaron Aaron Swartz death  and Snowden.  If you are progressive you may love it, if Libertarian its probably  a mix Love/hate  )If you want to be added to those circles,  before I share them, let me know#GeekCulture   #CircleShare #DrWho   #scififans   #DoctorWhoCircle  2014-04-14 13:16:4124619016
Circle Connection570The Mix it Up Circle! #circleconnection  2014-04-10 20:22:45481723035
Richard Green62,178Engagers Showcase Circle, March 29, 2014If you received a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. My most recent post will be included next time.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Happy Pi Day!https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/74oomcTuJoVSierpinski sponge (reshared from +David Roberts)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ZKUreVJfWxoCloud Gate (reshared from +Christian Cable)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/XGRNqbbBjgEContinued fractionshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/2mbZvUrewmCFood mapshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/BKMgJ6WzfiyNeptune's Lament (reshared from +Paul Haworth)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/1AHZMatxm8JEscher's “Ascending and Descending”... in Legohttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9XJsanAguNCDead Horse Point State Park (reshared from +Tom Malloy)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/edKVZ8NqAW4It's the Chicken from Hell! (reshared from +Chad Haney)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/2tc9WchRABJDerangements, or how everyone got the wrong homework backhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/Bjb3CvDYBwxSnowy La Sal Mountains (reshared from +Tom Malloy)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/8tiW4gbzVrXMultimove chess2014-03-29 04:30:56482209162234

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2014-09-15 19:28:03 (14 comments, 16 reshares, 126 +1s) 

Map of Springfield at http://simpsons.playgis.com/

The ambiguity of the state that the Simpson's "average American" town of Springfield was located in was one of the biggest ongoing geography jokes of all time. The show characterized it as "a riddle wrapped in an enigma that is Springfield's location."

Episodes frequently made fun of the fact that Springfield's state was unidentifiable by making contradictory geographic descriptions, obscuring any maps shown onscreen, and disrupting any geographic references during conversations. Lisa teased that  "it's a bit of a mystery, yes. But if you look at the clues, you can figure it out."

Figuring the location from clues proved to be a pretty daunting task as the scenery showed a wide variety of geographic environments such as "forests, meadows, mountain ranges, volcanoes,a... more »

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2014-09-15 19:28:03 (14 comments, 16 reshares, 126 +1s) 

Map of Springfield at http://simpsons.playgis.com/

The ambiguity of the state that the Simpson's "average American" town of Springfield was located in was one of the biggest ongoing geography jokes of all time. The show characterized it as "a riddle wrapped in an enigma that is Springfield's location."

Episodes frequently made fun of the fact that Springfield's state was unidentifiable by making contradictory geographic descriptions, obscuring any maps shown onscreen, and disrupting any geographic references during conversations. Lisa teased that  "it's a bit of a mystery, yes. But if you look at the clues, you can figure it out."

Figuring the location from clues proved to be a pretty daunting task as the scenery showed a wide variety of geographic environments such as "forests, meadows, mountain ranges, volcanoes,a... more »

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2014-09-15 19:28:03 (14 comments, 16 reshares, 126 +1s) 

Map of Springfield at http://simpsons.playgis.com/

The ambiguity of the state that the Simpson's "average American" town of Springfield was located in was one of the biggest ongoing geography jokes of all time. The show characterized it as "a riddle wrapped in an enigma that is Springfield's location."

Episodes frequently made fun of the fact that Springfield's state was unidentifiable by making contradictory geographic descriptions, obscuring any maps shown onscreen, and disrupting any geographic references during conversations. Lisa teased that  "it's a bit of a mystery, yes. But if you look at the clues, you can figure it out."

Figuring the location from clues proved to be a pretty daunting task as the scenery showed a wide variety of geographic environments such as "forests, meadows, mountain ranges, volcanoes,a... more »

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2014-09-16 19:39:35 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s) 

It is insane that two men, sitting on opposite sides of the world, should be able to decide to bring an end to civilization.
~ John F. Kennedy, commenting on the Cuban Missile Crisis, 27 October 1962

"For thirteen days in October 1962 the world waited—seemingly on the brink of nuclear war—and hoped for a peaceful resolution to the Cuban Missile Crisis."
More at: http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/JFK-in-History/Cuban-Missile-Crisis.aspx And: http://microsites.jfklibrary.org/cmc/

Thank you, +Online Maps Blog 

Map used during the secret meetings on the Cuban Missile Crisis - shows the full range of the Soviet ballistic missiles deployed in Cuba___It is insane that two men, sitting on opposite sides of the world, should be able to decide to bring an end to civilization.
~ John F. Kennedy, commenting on the Cuban Missile Crisis, 27 October 1962

"For thirteen days in October 1962 the world waited—seemingly on the brink of nuclear war—and hoped for a peaceful resolution to the Cuban Missile Crisis."
More at: http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/JFK-in-History/Cuban-Missile-Crisis.aspx And: http://microsites.jfklibrary.org/cmc/

Thank you, +Online Maps Blog 

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2014-09-16 13:56:16 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s) 

The data visualization and computational universe of Mathematica brought to the masses. What a disruptive innovation.

Geeks and clever kids... this one's for you!___The data visualization and computational universe of Mathematica brought to the masses. What a disruptive innovation.

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2014-09-16 13:34:43 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s) 

So exciting!

We will make a major announcement today at 4 p.m. EDT regarding the return of human spaceflight launches to the United States. Whoever is chosen will have the goal to achieve certification of the system – including a test flight to the International Space Station with a NASA astronaut -- in 2017, returning a critical capability to America and greatly expanding the scientific research potential of the orbiting laboratory. Watch the announcement live on NASA TV at http://www.nasa.gov/ntv and find out details throughout the day on the Commercial Crew Program blog at http://blogs.nasa.gov/commercialcrew. ___So exciting!

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2014-09-16 13:24:59 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s) 

Excellent post by +Dave Shapiro on Lake Baikal in Siberia. There is only one thing I can think of that can make this awesome post just a little more awesome(r), and that is a bit of Lake Baikal Ice Music: BAIKAL ICE live sound Listen while you explore Dave's post.

Located in SIberia is one of the most unusual lakes found anywhere in the world: Lake Baikal. Though it is only slightly larger than Lake Erie in North America (one of the 5 Great Lakes) it hold 20% of the world’s fresh water. The lake is a little more than a mile (1600 m) deep. The volume of Lake Baikal is so massive that, if it was drained, all of the water in the Great Lakes could not refill it.
  
Due to its size the weather in the surrounding area is actually influenced by the lake; a mini climate. During the winter, the lake often freezes over. There are tales that the Trans-Siberian Railroad actually road on its surface.

Lake Baikal was formed by a rift valley. The Earth’s crust is pulling apart and this process is continuing today at a rate of 2 cm per year. The lake is 50 miles (80 km) wide at the largest point of the rift. The area is seismically active with numerous hot springs and earthquakes. Geologists suggest that Lake Baikal is one of the world’s oldest lakes probably dating to the Palaeocene Era.

There are many islands in the lake, the largest is Olkhon which at 45 miles,  is the second largest island found in any lake. Legends tell that Genghis Khan was born on Olkhon. Archaeologists have determined that the Yakut and Buryats originated in the area.

In 2009 astronauts spotted mysterious circles that would appear and disappear when the lake was frozen over. NASA scientists have determined that hot gases rise from below Lake Baikal and when they reach the surface, the gases melt some of the ice. The difference in the thickness of the ice layer is what causes the apparent circles.___Excellent post by +Dave Shapiro on Lake Baikal in Siberia. There is only one thing I can think of that can make this awesome post just a little more awesome(r), and that is a bit of Lake Baikal Ice Music: BAIKAL ICE live sound Listen while you explore Dave's post.

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2014-09-16 01:19:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

An offering and a plea.

#venetianeedsakidney  

Witch-doctors and Their Acolytes (Prose Poem)


The apprentices come by each morning, herded and hurried along, by their masters. One baby-skinned face interrogates me with questions that have already been asked, on preceding days. One can tell that he is filled with a sense of importance, as he puffs his meager chest out and taps his fingers on the metal bed railing, pondering my responses. It’s annoying but he does not seem to notice. I wonder if they think that I am obfuscating and hope to catch me in a lie. Meanwhile, the acolyte bustles busily around my aseptic room, waiting for the learned ones to disperse. After the inquisition, they listen to my heart and lungs. I feel like a horse, whose teeth and hoofs have been examined. They very learnedly make pronouncements and decisions, without really addressing THE issues that brought me here. I realize that they are as lost, as I am. The acolyte holding her clipboard inquires about today’s pain level. I resist the urge to employ hyperbole or advise her that my pain could place an entire army on sick leave. Instead, I tell her, that the pain level is a 10 out 10. She nods her head knowingly and attempts to commiserate with me, while stabbing me in the hand with a dagger aka IV needle. I resist the urge to smack her and breathe deeply, as she advises, though the daggers have skewered and mangled the veins. Twice so far, she has elicited a bellow of anguish. The pain and the deep-breathing manage to make me light-headed. Three unsuccessful stab attempts later, I tell her “no more”. She looks pissed-off. I wonder why, since I am the one who is lying in a hospital bed, eating crappy food and listening to people cry, getting stabbed in various limbs, while taking too damn long to die.


© Venetia Sjogren 2014___An offering and a plea.

#venetianeedsakidney  

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2014-09-15 19:28:03 (14 comments, 16 reshares, 126 +1s) 

Map of Springfield at http://simpsons.playgis.com/

The ambiguity of the state that the Simpson's "average American" town of Springfield was located in was one of the biggest ongoing geography jokes of all time. The show characterized it as "a riddle wrapped in an enigma that is Springfield's location."

Episodes frequently made fun of the fact that Springfield's state was unidentifiable by making contradictory geographic descriptions, obscuring any maps shown onscreen, and disrupting any geographic references during conversations. Lisa teased that  "it's a bit of a mystery, yes. But if you look at the clues, you can figure it out."

Figuring the location from clues proved to be a pretty daunting task as the scenery showed a wide variety of geographic environments such as "forests, meadows, mountain ranges, volcanoes,a... more »

Map of Springfield at http://simpsons.playgis.com/

The ambiguity of the state that the Simpson's "average American" town of Springfield was located in was one of the biggest ongoing geography jokes of all time. The show characterized it as "a riddle wrapped in an enigma that is Springfield's location."

Episodes frequently made fun of the fact that Springfield's state was unidentifiable by making contradictory geographic descriptions, obscuring any maps shown onscreen, and disrupting any geographic references during conversations. Lisa teased that  "it's a bit of a mystery, yes. But if you look at the clues, you can figure it out."

Figuring the location from clues proved to be a pretty daunting task as the scenery showed a wide variety of geographic environments such as "forests, meadows, mountain ranges, volcanoes, a desert, a gorge, a glacier, beaches, badlands, canyons, swamps, a harbor, waterholes, and waterways." Springfield had a bridge, a prison, a mall, a train station, a nuclear power plant and a Kwik-E Mart. 

Fan sites were set up to gather all the clues and speculate on the location: http://www.snpp.com/guides/springfield.list.html, but it remained such a mystery that the Simpson's Wiki came to the conclusion that Springfield simply moved from place to place: http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/Springfield's_State

Then in 2012, after 25 years of Simpson's episodes, Matt Groening, the series creator, finally revealed that the Simpson's Springfield was modeled after Springfield Oregon: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/matt-groening-reveals-the-location-of-the-real-springfield-60583379/?no-ist and http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/04/16/simpsons-oregon-chalkboard/

Now we find that Esri has created a beautifully detailed pictorial map of Springfield that includes everything from the nuclear plant to the Kwik-E Mart. But if you wander too near the edge the darkness swallows you and you are lost again. Well played, +Esri. Well played.

Also see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springfield_(The_Simpsons)

Thank you, +Maps Mania!

#thesimpsons   #springfield   #geography  ___

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2014-09-15 12:53:46 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s) 

Ian L. McHarg, Early GIS Pioneer and Father of Google Plusses +Alistair McHarg

One of the earliest and most eloquent descriptions of superimposing multiple thematic maps to reveal optimal locations was written by Ian McHarg, a landscape architect and planner, in his influential book Design With Nature. In a passage describing the process he and his colleagues used to determine the least destructive route for a new roadway, McHarg (1971) wrote:

"...let us map physiographic factors so that the darker the tone, the greater the cost. Let us similarly map social values so that the darker the tone, the higher the value. Let us make the maps transparent. When these are superimposed, the least-social-cost areas are revealed by the lightest tone. (p. 34)."
Design With Nature:http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-047111460X.html

URISA honors... more »

Ian L. McHarg, Early GIS Pioneer and Father of Google Plusses +Alistair McHarg

One of the earliest and most eloquent descriptions of superimposing multiple thematic maps to reveal optimal locations was written by Ian McHarg, a landscape architect and planner, in his influential book Design With Nature. In a passage describing the process he and his colleagues used to determine the least destructive route for a new roadway, McHarg (1971) wrote:

"...let us map physiographic factors so that the darker the tone, the greater the cost. Let us similarly map social values so that the darker the tone, the higher the value. Let us make the maps transparent. When these are superimposed, the least-social-cost areas are revealed by the lightest tone. (p. 34)."
Design With Nature:http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-047111460X.html

URISA honors Ian McHarg: http://www.urisa.org/awards/ian-mcharg/

More on Ian McHarg: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_McHarg and http://www.tumblr.com/search/Ian%20McHarg

"At the 1997 Esri User Conference, Jack Dangermond honored landscape architect Ian McHarg, author of Design with Nature, with the president’s award. In this video of McHarg’s acceptance speech, he reminisces with typical humor about his seminal discoveries of overlays and chronology, the challenges of environmental planning, and the role that GIS can play." at: http://video.esri.com/watch/127/video-of-ian-mcharg-at-the-esri-user-conference-in-1997

Ian McHarg, Harvard graduate, charismatic founder and emeritus professor of landscape architecture and regional planning at the University of Pennsylvania, was one of the greatest cultural figures in 20th-century planning and design, and winner of the Harvard Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Medal of Art, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture, and 12 other international medals and awards, including the very prestigious Japan Prize in City and Regional Planning.

And to my great and very pleasant surprise, he is also the father of Google Plusses brilliant, charismatic and worldly-wise +Alistair McHarg. If you haven't circled Alistair yet, I highly recommend you do. His gentle wisdom never fails to break my heart, make it whole, and send it soaring.

The human experience is inherently absurd; if you’re not laughing you’re not paying attention. We are all distracted by the same preposterous vanities; we all miss the point. Our visit is brief; leaving the campsite in better condition than it was in when we arrived must take precedence over all else.
 
Words are my tools, truth, however difficult, is my quarry, and humor is the sweet spot on my racquet. I adore the language and delight in giving it a rigorous workout. Entertainment is paramount but my work is rarely frivolous. I attempt to reveal the splendid shambles of life as it actually is; tragic, funny, unbearably beautiful.
~Alistair McHarg

Do not miss his blog and his books at http://alistairmcharg.com/Home_Page.html Thank you, +Alistair McHarg  I can see where you get your charm, your gentle humor, and your biting wit.

Notifying a few of my GIS circle: +Randal J. Hale +Jill Clark +Caitlin Dempsey Morais +Jackie Ng +Kristin Milton +Christina McCullough +Andrew Zolnai +Andrew Leahy +Sam Andrews +Jason Birch +Bill Dollins +Juan Carlos Sierra R +CADGIS +Dawn Wright +Scott Ball +Mike Pegg +Leslie Sox +Andrea Simmons +Adam Simmons +Rob Barber-Delach +Scott Holmes 

#ianmcharg   #gis  ___

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2014-09-14 16:34:37 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s) 

Baylands, San Francisco Bay Area, California as seen in Displayce

Create and share your own earth art. It is fun and the results are spectacular. The compilation below is the unforgettable bay area salt flats by scale as pictured in the foci application in displayce.

Try your own here: http://www.jammersplit.de/displayce/index.html

Baylands, San Francisco Bay Area, California as seen in Displayce

Create and share your own earth art. It is fun and the results are spectacular. The compilation below is the unforgettable bay area salt flats by scale as pictured in the foci application in displayce.

Try your own here: http://www.jammersplit.de/displayce/index.html___

2014-09-14 15:40:59 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Helm, Warp One. Engage!
~ Captain Jean-Luc Picard 

To find other engaging people on Google Plus, check out +Richard Green's curated Engagers Showcase Circle

Thank you, +Richard Green 

Engagers Showcase Circle, September 14, 2014

If I sent you a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.

This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. I skipped over one post because it received too much engagement, but I'm including a link to it for completeness.

Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.

Do nuclear physicists have half life crises?
https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ayw6WPGGaFE

St Peter's Church, Heysham
https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9DEtmbdz15z

Smiling cow?
https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9NuqPpsgtBk

The look-and-say sequence and Conway's Cosmological Theorem
https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/jEQ7zxFpJt4

Cordyline australis, the “cabbage tree”
https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/hktDAgyo6mA

“Maurits, stop picking at it. You'll only make it worse.” by David Swart
https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gj327Ywh33T

“Phyllotactic Portrait of Fibonacci” by Robert Bosch
https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/8LykdvHpRvP

Fountain in Williamson Park
https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/HzZTLQaQ9RT

“Youth” by Silvia Cordedda
https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/T2Lo3c2zLxv

The arithmetic derivative, the Goldbach conjecture, and the twin prime conjecture
https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9nY35Ma1pbU

Globe Thistle
https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/i8mtiyVikWh

Tallinn (reshared from +Paul Harper)
https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/U4DAQxK5fkx

Cubes passing in the night (reshared from +Sean Walker)
https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/32JKvAFqP9S

The graph of arctan
https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/FLvyDupud1z

“Hopf Knott” by Peter Sittner
https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/PcLfWoVQi3N

Archimedes and the quadrature of the parabola
https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/BiuKuuyBTTv

Adding the first n cubes, in an animation
https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/5L5TWT1BJp4

How Feynman thought
https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/CG5JzmdzmAx

Sunshine and Chester
https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/5vos4bD4tVK

Möbius Nautilus by Joaquin Baldwin
https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/Aet2Z6S8mVx

A new substitution tiling with 11-fold rotational symmetry
https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/JnpG7CA12tL

Sunscape
https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/FhoSinfBJny

As always, reshares of this circle are appreciated, and I look forward to seeing everyone's links. Thanks for reading my posts!___Helm, Warp One. Engage!
~ Captain Jean-Luc Picard 

To find other engaging people on Google Plus, check out +Richard Green's curated Engagers Showcase Circle

Thank you, +Richard Green 

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2014-09-14 15:30:27 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s) 

"Carlsbad is home to what’s arguably California’s most high-profile project to extract salt and impurities from the ocean to produce more potable water for drinking and washing, and utility and softened water for agricultural and other constructive uses. The San Diego County Water Authority and the company Poseidon are building the Carlsbad Desalination Plant at the Encina Power Station to push ocean water through a semi-permeable membrane to separate salt particles from water molecules in a process called reverse osmosis. The county and Poseidon plan for the plant to provide 50 million gallons of desalinated water to San Diegans each day once completed.

The plant will be live by 2016, and Poseidon plans for another desalination project to go live in Huntington Beach in 2018. They’re part of 17 desalination plants currently in development along the California coast to extract waterfrom ... more »

"Carlsbad is home to what’s arguably California’s most high-profile project to extract salt and impurities from the ocean to produce more potable water for drinking and washing, and utility and softened water for agricultural and other constructive uses. The San Diego County Water Authority and the company Poseidon are building the Carlsbad Desalination Plant at the Encina Power Station to push ocean water through a semi-permeable membrane to separate salt particles from water molecules in a process called reverse osmosis. The county and Poseidon plan for the plant to provide 50 million gallons of desalinated water to San Diegans each day once completed.

The plant will be live by 2016, and Poseidon plans for another desalination project to go live in Huntington Beach in 2018. They’re part of 17 desalination plants currently in development along the California coast to extract water from the Pacific Ocean. Poseidon claims that once the $1 billion Carlsbad project is complete, it will be the Western Hemisphere’s largest desalination plant. The possible construction of additional California desalination plants will likely depend on its success or failure."

Thank you, +Government Technology ___

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2014-09-14 03:02:03 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s) 

"Map illustrator Jenni Sparks, who has done whimsical, detailed hand-drawn maps of New York, London, and Berlin for the British outfit Evermade, has just created one for San Francisco featuring everything from Truck bar in the Mission to Cheese Plus on Polk."

Close up views of this awesome map at the artist's website: http://jennisparks.com/Hand-Drawn-Map-of-San-Francisco

Thank you, +Breaking SF News 

Check Out A New Illustrated Map Of S.F. Created By Artist Jenni Sparks:   "Having spent several months of research, Jenni has managed to illustrate a definitive culture map of the Golden City." [ more › ] http://dlvr.it/6tvhVx___"Map illustrator Jenni Sparks, who has done whimsical, detailed hand-drawn maps of New York, London, and Berlin for the British outfit Evermade, has just created one for San Francisco featuring everything from Truck bar in the Mission to Cheese Plus on Polk."

Close up views of this awesome map at the artist's website: http://jennisparks.com/Hand-Drawn-Map-of-San-Francisco

Thank you, +Breaking SF News 

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2014-09-13 15:39:00 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 34 +1s) 

Airplane Boneyard, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson Arizona in Displayce

Make your own map art!
See: http://www.jammersplit.de/displayce/index.html

More at: http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-russian-doll-of-maps.html

Thank you, +Maps Mania 

Airplane Boneyard, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson Arizona in Displayce

Make your own map art!
See: http://www.jammersplit.de/displayce/index.html

More at: http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-russian-doll-of-maps.html

Thank you, +Maps Mania ___

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2014-09-13 15:12:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s) 

Uluru / Ayers Rock Northern Territory, Australia in Displayce

"displayce - a series of experimental map interfaces from enhanced disorientation to playful geo-imagination"

Try it!

More visual map experiments at: http://www.jammersplit.de/displayce/index.html

From: http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-russian-doll-of-maps.html

Thank you, +Maps Mania 

Uluru / Ayers Rock Northern Territory, Australia in Displayce

"displayce - a series of experimental map interfaces from enhanced disorientation to playful geo-imagination"

Try it!

More visual map experiments at: http://www.jammersplit.de/displayce/index.html

From: http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-russian-doll-of-maps.html

Thank you, +Maps Mania ___

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2014-09-13 14:20:44 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

We are not a nation that says 'don't ask, don't tell.' We are a nation that says 'out of many, we are one.'
~ President Obama as he signs the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" (DADT) on December 22nd, 2010

President Obama Repeals "Don't Ask Don't Tell" - Veterans speak

Wolfgang's Links:

a. Tell: An Intimate History of Gay Men in the Military: http://www.gq.com/news-politics/big-issues/201109/dont-ask-dont-tell-gay-soldiers-military?currentPage=1

b. Don't ask, don't tell: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don't_ask,_don't_tell

c. Image: Joseph Rocha http://www.gq.com/images/news-and-politics/2011/09/do-ask-do-tell/joseph-rocha.jpg by +Dan Winters

Thank you, +Wolfgang Alexander Moens 

An Intimate History of Gay Men in the Military:

"[...] Leonard Matlovich initiated a long battle in which he managed to highlight many of the system's absurdities, inconsistencies, and cruelties—most pithily summarized by the quote on his gravestone: "When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one."

In Schoen's era, there were many men like him who, after years of service, were summarily dispensed with. "I don't ever expect to get a retirement check," he says. [...]"

"Marines #1: "Since I'm a single officer in the Marine barracks and I've got the highest security clearance you can get, I also serve at the White House in close quarters with President Bush and President Obama at social events. Very seldom was the president ever alone, but one time the president had said, 'Go and get the vice president,' and all the straphangers went, and the president went in the Blue Room and was just standing there waiting for Biden. And there was no Secret Service around or anything, and I went, 'Fuck it, I'm going to go and talk to the president about "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." ' He was looking out south—there's an incredible view down past the Washington Monument to the Jefferson. And I just stepped in and said, 'Sir?' and he turned around and walks to me and I just started: 'You know, sir, I want to let you know that there are a number of us that work very close to you who appreciate very much what you're doing on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"—more than you probably realize.' And he was shaking my hand, he looks up and it's like...he got it. I said, 'I want to thank you for this.' And he goes, 'No, I want to thank you. Thank you for your service, and thank you for your courage.' ""

Links below!___We are not a nation that says 'don't ask, don't tell.' We are a nation that says 'out of many, we are one.'
~ President Obama as he signs the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" (DADT) on December 22nd, 2010

President Obama Repeals "Don't Ask Don't Tell" - Veterans speak

Wolfgang's Links:

a. Tell: An Intimate History of Gay Men in the Military: http://www.gq.com/news-politics/big-issues/201109/dont-ask-dont-tell-gay-soldiers-military?currentPage=1

b. Don't ask, don't tell: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don't_ask,_don't_tell

c. Image: Joseph Rocha http://www.gq.com/images/news-and-politics/2011/09/do-ask-do-tell/joseph-rocha.jpg by +Dan Winters

Thank you, +Wolfgang Alexander Moens 

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2014-09-11 19:14:32 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s) 

"After more then two years of testing, California is ready to turn [the Earthquake Early Warning System, Shake Alert] beta into a prototype, then a rollout for a lot of people who are eager to use ShakeAlert for real—firefighters and other emergency responders, managers of large buildings and critical facilities, computer admins and earthquake geeks. Experts from other countries are eager to share their knowledge with us. All of those people were represented at the three-day conference, where they’d gathered to see and discuss the future.

The mechanics of ShakeAlert are ready to go. The U.S. Geological Survey, which has funded this line of research for over 20 years, published Open-File Report 2014-1097 in May, a detailed plan to complete the system. USGS representatives explained that this plan constitutes a pledge to build it when the money, about $80 million over five years, is in hand.It ... more »

California’s Earthquake Early Warning System Is Ready to Get Started

The Third International Conference on Earthquake Early Warning, held in Berkeley last week, was a revealing glimpse of our future, in which we'll get precious seconds of notice before earthquake shaking strikes our lives and buildings. Learn more from geologist +Andrew Alden at KQED Science.___"After more then two years of testing, California is ready to turn [the Earthquake Early Warning System, Shake Alert] beta into a prototype, then a rollout for a lot of people who are eager to use ShakeAlert for real—firefighters and other emergency responders, managers of large buildings and critical facilities, computer admins and earthquake geeks. Experts from other countries are eager to share their knowledge with us. All of those people were represented at the three-day conference, where they’d gathered to see and discuss the future.

The mechanics of ShakeAlert are ready to go. The U.S. Geological Survey, which has funded this line of research for over 20 years, published Open-File Report 2014-1097 in May, a detailed plan to complete the system. USGS representatives explained that this plan constitutes a pledge to build it when the money, about $80 million over five years, is in hand. It will look pretty much like the beta version, although researchers will continue to refine every part of it during implementation.

The benefits of even a few seconds’ warning are considerable. For instance, the BART system is already using the ShakeAlert beta. BART Director John McPartland said that if the Napa quake had occurred during service hours, railcars would have automatically slowed from 70 mph to 40 and from 30 mph to a stop, essentially eliminating the possibility of crippling derailments. Another speaker said that the cost of statewide ShakeAlert could be met by reducing economic losses less than one-half percent. Just avoiding a fraction of the inevitable building fires would suffice: this is why Japanese earthquake drills instruct people, if they have a few seconds before “drop, cover and hold,” to put out any open flames."

Thank you, +KQED SCIENCE and +Andrew Alden 

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2014-09-11 16:00:00 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s) 

"It’s been said the greatest dangers are the ones unseen. The maxim plays out aptly for Oakland, Calif., a city that recently rocked the news for its hundreds of residential buildings — and thousands of individual units inside them — prone to potential collapse in an earthquake.

The threat pinches a nerve for software developer Dave Guarino. For months Guarino has labored, half investigating and half collaborating, to develop an app that locates seismically vulnerable buildings. The new Web and mobile tool offers residents a quick way to check if their home could be vulnerable and lists each property’s current city evaluation status. Built within OpenOakland, a volunteer civic technology group, the app has mapped and color-coded high risk buildings based on data from the city and analysis by the Association of Bay Area Governments in 2013.

The app's name, SoftStory,stems f... more »

"It’s been said the greatest dangers are the ones unseen. The maxim plays out aptly for Oakland, Calif., a city that recently rocked the news for its hundreds of residential buildings — and thousands of individual units inside them — prone to potential collapse in an earthquake.

The threat pinches a nerve for software developer Dave Guarino. For months Guarino has labored, half investigating and half collaborating, to develop an app that locates seismically vulnerable buildings. The new Web and mobile tool offers residents a quick way to check if their home could be vulnerable and lists each property’s current city evaluation status. Built within OpenOakland, a volunteer civic technology group, the app has mapped and color-coded high risk buildings based on data from the city and analysis by the Association of Bay Area Governments in 2013.

The app's name, SoftStory, stems from the term used to label susceptible structures built on slopes or squatting atop hollow infrastructure like apartments over empty parking garages. Guarino was compelled to coordinate development of the app partly from his association with OpenOakland but mostly from pressures close to home.

"I read about these problems that stem from seismic vulnerability, and then I realized, I was probably living in one of these buildings," he said."

Thank you, +Government Technology ___

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2014-09-11 13:29:39 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 15 +1s) 

What happens if you give away hundreds of millions of books; not just the cheap ones, the top titles, too? Wonderful story brought to you courtesy of +Irina Tcherednichenko 

This is an interesting article, something I didn't know about, worth reading.

"In 1943, in the middle of the Second World War, America's book publishers took an audacious gamble. They decided to sell the armed forces cheap paperbacks, shipped to units scattered around the globe. Instead of printing only the books soldiers and sailors actually wanted to read, though, publishers decided to send them the best they had to offer. Over the next four years, publishers gave away 122,951,031 copies of their most valuable titles.
[...]
"Sales of paperbacks did slump, precisely as feared, in 1946. Surprisingly, though, it was the lighter fare that failed to sell. More serious works held their ground. Publishers adjusted, and redoubled their efforts at marketing. They found thousands of new outlets, precisely as Jacobs envisioned. They expanded their selection of titles, offering up literary novels, histories, collections of poetry, and books about science alongside their mysteries and westerns. Sales picked up. By 1950, publishers sold 214 million copies of 642 separate paperback titles, enough for every adult in the country to have bought a couple books."
#historythursday  ___What happens if you give away hundreds of millions of books; not just the cheap ones, the top titles, too? Wonderful story brought to you courtesy of +Irina Tcherednichenko 

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2014-09-10 14:01:28 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s) 

The Charge of the Light Brigade

Excellent post. Thank you, +Dave Shapiro 



On October 25,  1854, during the Crimean War, a great battle ensued northwest of Sevastopol; the Battle of Balaklava. What renders this battle so interesting is the suicidal charge of the Light Brigade. A ‘light brigade’ is comprised of fast, unarmoured cavalry units usually armed with lances and swords. At the Battle of Balaklava, the Russian forces had stationed artillery across the top of the hills. The English forces were camped just outside the valley formed by the hills. At one point the Light Brigade led by Lord Cardigan, charged the hills. Cardigan wrote: “We advanced down a gradual descent of more than three-quarters of a mile, with the batteries vomiting forth upon us shells and shot, round and grape, with one battery on our right flank and another on the left, and all the intermediate ground covered with the Russian riflemen; so that when we came to within a distance of fifty yards from the mouths of the artillery which had been hurling destruction upon us, we were, in fact, surrounded and encircled by a blaze of fire, in addition to the fire of the riflemen upon our flanks.”

The light brigade face not only the cannon but an estimated 5000+ Russian troops. The charge was a disaster and has been memorialized in several different ways including the famous poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson: The Charge of the Light Brigade. (It appears below.)  

The obvious question is: facing such horrible odds, why did the light brigade charge?
There are two theories; neither has been verified.

The first theory is that the commands sent to the light brigade were misunderstood for some reason. 

The second theory suggests that a Russian bugler was ordered to sound the British command to charge. When the British buglers heard the command, they began to sound the same command: charge!

The Charge of the Light Brigade

HALF a league, half a league, 
   Half a league onward, 
All in the valley of Death 
   Rode the six hundred. 
'Forward, the Light Brigade! 
Charge for the guns!' he said: 
Into the valley of Death 
   Rode the six hundred
'Forward, the Light Brigade!'
Was there a man dismay'd? 
Not tho' the soldier knew 
   Some one had blunder'd: 
Their's not to make reply, 
Their's not to reason why, 
Their's but to do and die: 
Into the valley of Death 
   Rode the six hundred.
Cannon to right of them, 
Cannon to left of them, 
Cannon in front of them 
   Volley'd and thunder'd; 
Storm'd at with shot and shell, 
Boldly they rode and well, 
Into the jaws of Death, 
Into the mouth of Hell 
   Rode the six hundred.
Flash'd all their sabres bare, 
Flash'd as they turn'd in air 
Sabring the gunners there, 
Charging an army, while 
   All the world wonder'd: 
Plunged in the battery-smoke 
Right thro' the line they broke; 
Cossack and Russian 
Reel'd from the sabre-stroke 
   Shatter'd and sunder'd. 
Then they rode back, but not 
   Not the six hundred.
Cannon to right of them, 
Cannon to left of them, 
Cannon behind them 
   Volley'd and thunder'd; 
Storm'd at with shot and shell, 
While horse and hero fell, 
They that had fought so well 
Came thro' the jaws of Death, 
Back from the mouth of Hell, 
All that was left of them, 
   Left of six hundred.
When can their glory fade? 
O the wild charge they made! 
   All the world wonder'd. 
Honour the charge they made! 
Honour the Light Brigade, 
   Noble six hundred.___The Charge of the Light Brigade

Excellent post. Thank you, +Dave Shapiro 

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2014-09-10 13:38:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

Witch-doctors and Their Acolytes (Prose Poem)


The apprentices come by each morning, herded and hurried along, by their masters. One baby-skinned face asks me questions that have already been asked, on preceding days. One can tell that he is filled with a sense of importance, as he puffs his meager chest out and taps his fingers on the metal bed railing, pondering my responses. It’s annoying but he does not seem to notice. I wonder if they think that I am obfuscating and hope to catch me in a lie. Meanwhile, the acolyte bustles busily around my aseptic room, waiting for the learned ones to disperse. After the inquisition, they listen to my heart and lungs. I feel like a horse, whose teeth and hoofs have been examined. They very learnedly make pronouncements and decisions, without really addressing THE issues that brought me here. I realize that they are as lost, as I am. The acolytehol... more »

Witch-doctors and Their Acolytes (Prose Poem)


The apprentices come by each morning, herded and hurried along, by their masters. One baby-skinned face asks me questions that have already been asked, on preceding days. One can tell that he is filled with a sense of importance, as he puffs his meager chest out and taps his fingers on the metal bed railing, pondering my responses. It’s annoying but he does not seem to notice. I wonder if they think that I am obfuscating and hope to catch me in a lie. Meanwhile, the acolyte bustles busily around my aseptic room, waiting for the learned ones to disperse. After the inquisition, they listen to my heart and lungs. I feel like a horse, whose teeth and hoofs have been examined. They very learnedly make pronouncements and decisions, without really addressing THE issues that brought me here. I realize that they are as lost, as I am. The acolyte holding her clipboard inquires about today’s pain level. I resist the urge to employ hyperbole or advise her that my pain could place an entire army on sick leave. Instead, I tell her, that the pain level is a 10 out 10. She nods her head knowingly and attempts to commiserate with me, while stabbing me in the hand with a dagger aka IV needle. I resist the urge to smack her and breathe deeply, as she advises, though the daggers have skewered and mangled the veins. Twice so far, she has elicited a bellow of anguish. The pain and the deep-breathing manage to make me light-headed. Three unsuccessful stab attempts later, I tell her “no more”. She looks pissed-off. I wonder why, since I am the one who is lying in a hospital bed, eating crappy food and listening to people cry, getting stabbed in various limbs, while taking too damn long to die.


© Venetia Sjogren 2014___

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2014-09-10 13:20:21 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 16 +1s) 

"A more honest representation of the boot [cartographic outline of Louisiana] would not erase the intractable disagreements — around global sea level rise, energy jobs versus coastal restoration jobs, oil and gas companies versus the fishing industry — that paralyze state politics, but it would give shape to the awesome stakes, both economic and existential, that hang in the balance. A new map would prove that Louisiana is ready to grapple with the extraordinary task ahead of it. A new map would prove that denial, like the boot, is a remnant of our past."

Thank you, +Wes Herche 

Cartography as propaganda, cartography as truth

https://medium.com/matter/louisiana-loses-its-boot-b55b3bd52d1e___"A more honest representation of the boot [cartographic outline of Louisiana] would not erase the intractable disagreements — around global sea level rise, energy jobs versus coastal restoration jobs, oil and gas companies versus the fishing industry — that paralyze state politics, but it would give shape to the awesome stakes, both economic and existential, that hang in the balance. A new map would prove that Louisiana is ready to grapple with the extraordinary task ahead of it. A new map would prove that denial, like the boot, is a remnant of our past."

Thank you, +Wes Herche 

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2014-09-10 12:43:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

Sharing is caring. Pass it on.

Hello All, I saw my family doctor again. The foot drop is improving as is the pain in both legs. I am working on a new poem, which I will post later. The kidneys are grimly hanging on and functioning at 14%. Thank you to all who have donated. If you would be so kind to pass  my website on, I would appreciate it.

Namast___Sharing is caring. Pass it on.

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2014-09-10 01:31:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

"After the deadly explosion in San Bruno, Pacific Gas & Electric hired a specialist to help fix the poor data system that contributed to the disaster, then fired him when he complained about PG&E's plan to increase rates and just superficially fix the problems, the man claims in court.
     Christopher Surbey sued Pacific Gas & Electric Co. in Superior Court, alleging retaliation and wrongful termination.
     Eight people died, 58 were injured and a neighborhood was leveled when a 30-inch PG&E gas pipeline exploded in San Bruno, on Sept. 9, 2010.
     "The explosion and subsequent investigation revealed that, among other serious oversights, PG&E was unaware of vital information about the pipe because of its outdated information systems and error-ridden data," Surbey says in the complaint.
     "Information about the pipe shouldhave been a... more »

"After the deadly explosion in San Bruno, Pacific Gas & Electric hired a specialist to help fix the poor data system that contributed to the disaster, then fired him when he complained about PG&E's plan to increase rates and just superficially fix the problems, the man claims in court.
     Christopher Surbey sued Pacific Gas & Electric Co. in Superior Court, alleging retaliation and wrongful termination.
     Eight people died, 58 were injured and a neighborhood was leveled when a 30-inch PG&E gas pipeline exploded in San Bruno, on Sept. 9, 2010.
     "The explosion and subsequent investigation revealed that, among other serious oversights, PG&E was unaware of vital information about the pipe because of its outdated information systems and error-ridden data," Surbey says in the complaint.
     "Information about the pipe should have been available at the click of a mouse as part of any industry-standard pipeline GIS [geographic information systems] implementation. PG&E's system limitations resulted in a lack of proper maintenance, and caused delays in pinpointing the location of the break, prolonging the release of gas and fueling the fire."
     PG&E has been aware for years "that its error-ridden GIS data, its negligent storage, its failure to update or confirm records and maps, and its outdated GIS technology has created a dangerously defective GIS implementation at PG&E," Surbey says in the complaint."___

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2014-09-10 01:30:32 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

"After the deadly explosion in San Bruno, Pacific Gas & Electric hired a specialist to help fix the poor data system that contributed to the disaster, then fired him when he complained about PG&E's plan to increase rates and just superficially fix the problems, the man claims in court.
     Christopher Surbey sued Pacific Gas & Electric Co. in Superior Court, alleging retaliation and wrongful termination.
     Eight people died, 58 were injured and a neighborhood was leveled when a 30-inch PG&E gas pipeline exploded in San Bruno, on Sept. 9, 2010.
     "The explosion and subsequent investigation revealed that, among other serious oversights, PG&E was unaware of vital information about the pipe because of its outdated information systems and error-ridden data," Surbey says in the complaint.
     "Information about the pipe shouldhave been a... more »

"After the deadly explosion in San Bruno, Pacific Gas & Electric hired a specialist to help fix the poor data system that contributed to the disaster, then fired him when he complained about PG&E's plan to increase rates and just superficially fix the problems, the man claims in court.
     Christopher Surbey sued Pacific Gas & Electric Co. in Superior Court, alleging retaliation and wrongful termination.
     Eight people died, 58 were injured and a neighborhood was leveled when a 30-inch PG&E gas pipeline exploded in San Bruno, on Sept. 9, 2010.
     "The explosion and subsequent investigation revealed that, among other serious oversights, PG&E was unaware of vital information about the pipe because of its outdated information systems and error-ridden data," Surbey says in the complaint.
     "Information about the pipe should have been available at the click of a mouse as part of any industry-standard pipeline GIS [geographic information systems] implementation. PG&E's system limitations resulted in a lack of proper maintenance, and caused delays in pinpointing the location of the break, prolonging the release of gas and fueling the fire."
     PG&E has been aware for years "that its error-ridden GIS data, its negligent storage, its failure to update or confirm records and maps, and its outdated GIS technology has created a dangerously defective GIS implementation at PG&E," Surbey says in the complaint."___

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2014-09-09 01:04:19 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s) 

'If Josh Bloom has his way, earthquake early-warning devices for the home will be as ubiquitous as fire alarms or carbon monoxide sensors.

And he's built one, for less than $110 in parts, to show how easily they could be made and installed in quake-prone areas.

Bloom, an astrophysics professor at UC Berkeley, cobbled together a Raspberry Pi single-board computer, an SD card, wired power speaker, and mini Wi-Fi adapter for his low-power early-earthquake-warning (EEW) device, which can run for up to days at a time on a USB battery. The gadget taps data from the ShakeAlert system, a prototype EEW for California now being beta-tested by the Bay Area Rapid Transit System, Google, and about 40 California scientists and engineers, including Bloom."

Bravo, Professor Bloom! Where do I get mine?

'If Josh Bloom has his way, earthquake early-warning devices for the home will be as ubiquitous as fire alarms or carbon monoxide sensors.

And he's built one, for less than $110 in parts, to show how easily they could be made and installed in quake-prone areas.

Bloom, an astrophysics professor at UC Berkeley, cobbled together a Raspberry Pi single-board computer, an SD card, wired power speaker, and mini Wi-Fi adapter for his low-power early-earthquake-warning (EEW) device, which can run for up to days at a time on a USB battery. The gadget taps data from the ShakeAlert system, a prototype EEW for California now being beta-tested by the Bay Area Rapid Transit System, Google, and about 40 California scientists and engineers, including Bloom."

Bravo, Professor Bloom! Where do I get mine?___

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2014-09-09 00:57:32 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s) 

+Gary Gale  talks about the evolution of HERE, recent turnovers in the company, the recent announcement by Samsung to replace Google Maps on its devices with HERE maps, and whether history may be repeating itself for HERE.

Thank you,  +Gary Gale  Pinging +Greg Rose 

+Gary Gale  talks about the evolution of HERE, recent turnovers in the company, the recent announcement by Samsung to replace Google Maps on its devices with HERE maps, and whether history may be repeating itself for HERE.

Thank you,  +Gary Gale  Pinging +Greg Rose ___

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2014-09-09 00:55:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

+Gary Gale talks about the evolution of HERE, recent turnovers in the company, the recent announcement by Samsung to replace Google Maps on its devices with HERE maps, and whether history may be repeating itself for HERE.

Thank you, +Gary Gale 

+Gary Gale talks about the evolution of HERE, recent turnovers in the company, the recent announcement by Samsung to replace Google Maps on its devices with HERE maps, and whether history may be repeating itself for HERE.

Thank you, +Gary Gale ___

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2014-09-08 23:25:20 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Great presentation by James Fee on GIS without GIS Servers at: http://tooshel.github.io/agic2014/#/ See the link below for more details. Thanks, +Carlos Silva 

Great presentation by James Fee on GIS without GIS Servers at: http://tooshel.github.io/agic2014/#/ See the link below for more details. Thanks, +Carlos Silva ___

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2014-09-08 23:23:42 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s) 

Great presentation by James Fee on GIS without GIS Servers at: http://tooshel.github.io/agic2014/#/ See the link below for more details. Thanks, +Carlos Silva 

Great presentation by James Fee on GIS without GIS Servers at: http://tooshel.github.io/agic2014/#/ See the link below for more details. Thanks, +Carlos Silva ___

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2014-09-08 16:57:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Enjoy!

"You might be a GIS professional if..."

#GIS   #esri   #government   #mapping  ___Enjoy!

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2014-09-08 16:56:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Enjoy!

"You might be a GIS professional if..."

#GIS   #esri   #government   #mapping  ___Enjoy!

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2014-09-07 15:58:17 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s) 

"We are at the very tip of a giant galactic "supercluster" [...] at the far, far edge of a long branch of swirling stars, an impossibly small seed dangling from an immense tree of light."
~ Robert Krulwich, emmy-winning NPR science correspondent

Thank you, +Susan Stone 

___"We are at the very tip of a giant galactic "supercluster" [...] at the far, far edge of a long branch of swirling stars, an impossibly small seed dangling from an immense tree of light."
~ Robert Krulwich, emmy-winning NPR science correspondent

Thank you, +Susan Stone 

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2014-09-06 21:06:19 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s) 

I took a bad fall the other day and was afraid that I had broke my hip. I ended up tearing muscle and have a huge bruise on my left butt that extends to part of my upper thigh. I am having shooting pains in my left leg, still have the foot drop in the left foot and the broken bone in my right foot is slowly recovering. If you remember Lurch from the Adam's Family, my gait looks exactly like Lurch...LOL

I saw my kidney doctor Wednesday and this what he has decided - he is trying to keep my kidneys as stable as he can because once I start dialysis, it makes a transplant a wee bit harder to tolerate. He has changed some of my medications and added new ones. I have an appointment with the social worker next month to discuss the actual process. He is delighted that I have three people ready to be tested for compatibility. I am still scared though. "It" (kidney transplant and/or dialysis)... more »

I took a bad fall the other day and was afraid that I had broke my hip. I ended up tearing muscle and have a huge bruise on my left butt that extends to part of my upper thigh. I am having shooting pains in my left leg, still have the foot drop in the left foot and the broken bone in my right foot is slowly recovering. If you remember Lurch from the Adam's Family, my gait looks exactly like Lurch...LOL

I saw my kidney doctor Wednesday and this what he has decided - he is trying to keep my kidneys as stable as he can because once I start dialysis, it makes a transplant a wee bit harder to tolerate. He has changed some of my medications and added new ones. I have an appointment with the social worker next month to discuss the actual process. He is delighted that I have three people ready to be tested for compatibility. I am still scared though. "It" (kidney transplant and/or dialysis) is coming though. I cannot escape "it". My kidneys cannot improve and "it" is intransigent. I am taking four hour naps daily, as my kidneys struggle to cleanse my blood. I am terrified. I am also grateful for the kindness of +Vicky Gallardo , +Charles Strebor , +Beryl Reid , +Julia Robertson , +Marciao Gualtieri, +Walid Younes , +Randy W. Weeks and many others.

Namaste___

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2014-09-06 20:30:09 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s) 

The rocks and railways of the Trans-Canada Railroad. Listen to the song while you read it. A lovely post by our favorite Geotripper, +Garry Hayes 

Driving the last stake of the Trans-Canada Railroad. Some geological and musicological thoughts...___The rocks and railways of the Trans-Canada Railroad. Listen to the song while you read it. A lovely post by our favorite Geotripper, +Garry Hayes 

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2014-09-05 08:24:43 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s) 

"The stick charts are a significant contribution to the history of cartography because they represent a system of mapping ocean swells, which was never before accomplished."

More at: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall Islands _ stick chart

Thank you, +Rob Jongschaap

Marshall Islands, Stick Charts

' ... When living in an archipelago of multiple isolated nodes, linking routes are far more relevant than specific sites.  Tiny islands can be reduced to dots, and seaways become virtual lines. The actual movement of the ocean is what eventually determines mobility. Invented as an everyday tool to commute between Marshall Islands, Stick Charts are maps representing islands, swells and currents. ... '

http://www.deconcrete.org/2011/02/02/cartographying-movement/___"The stick charts are a significant contribution to the history of cartography because they represent a system of mapping ocean swells, which was never before accomplished."

More at: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall Islands _ stick chart

Thank you, +Rob Jongschaap

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2014-09-05 07:53:59 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s) 

Your morning chuckle, and may your day be full of adventures:-)

Thank you, +Debra Roberts

___Your morning chuckle, and may your day be full of adventures:-)

Thank you, +Debra Roberts

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2014-09-04 15:20:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

What Mike said. Thank you, +Mike Pegg!

Currently hooked on The Documentary Network channel on YouTube! [goo.gl/vTR3yq]  Such amazing short (and long) docs to watch and learn from!  Chromecast is a nice bonus to watch this with. G+: https://plus.google.com/+documentary/posts ___What Mike said. Thank you, +Mike Pegg!

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2014-09-04 15:15:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Shortwave infrared (SWIR) sees through the smoke to map the flame front and hotspots to aid in firefighting.

Thank you, +DigitalGlobe and +CADGIS 

WorldView-3’s shortwave infrared (SWIR) imagery has the capability to unlock new information and insight. See how the SWIR sensor has the ability to look through the dense smoke of the forest fire in California’s Klamath National Forest last week: http://ow.ly/B2JFU___Shortwave infrared (SWIR) sees through the smoke to map the flame front and hotspots to aid in firefighting.

Thank you, +DigitalGlobe and +CADGIS 

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2014-09-04 14:30:38 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s) 

"Back in 2008, the Google Maps team launched Ground Truth, a project that aims to bring together all of the potential mapping data Google has and local volunteers to build the most accurate maps it can. The project started small, but as Google announced today, with the addition of Taiwan, Malaysia, Poland and Romania — as well as some regions of Russia that weren’t previously supported — the project now covers 50 countries.

This means these countries now feature significantly more detailed maps that include things like walking paths for pedestrians and turn restrictions for drivers, as well as more detailed maps of university campuses, for example.

With Ground Truth, Google combines authoritative data from governments and other organizations with the data it gathers itself through Street View and satellite imagery (and then runs through its computer vision algorithms). After that,there... more »

In honor of today's Ground Truth launch of 5 new countries, here's a look at the Ground Truth video with +Michael Weiss-Malik and +Andrew Lookingbill from #io13  ___"Back in 2008, the Google Maps team launched Ground Truth, a project that aims to bring together all of the potential mapping data Google has and local volunteers to build the most accurate maps it can. The project started small, but as Google announced today, with the addition of Taiwan, Malaysia, Poland and Romania — as well as some regions of Russia that weren’t previously supported — the project now covers 50 countries.

This means these countries now feature significantly more detailed maps that include things like walking paths for pedestrians and turn restrictions for drivers, as well as more detailed maps of university campuses, for example.

With Ground Truth, Google combines authoritative data from governments and other organizations with the data it gathers itself through Street View and satellite imagery (and then runs through its computer vision algorithms). After that, there is also still some manual work involved to correct mistakes and add information that isn’t otherwise available.

Here is a closer look at how Ground Truth works:"

More at: http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/03/googles-ground-truth-initiative-for-building-more-accurate-maps-now-covers-50-countries/

Thank you, +Mano Marks 

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2014-09-04 03:17:59 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s) 

"In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, Wilderness50 was launched by a coalition of agencies, organizations, and universities to help elevate wilderness protection.  Esri also recently handpicked eight “influential online federal and nongovernmental maps that anyone can use to become part of the nation’s wilderness conservation effort”. 

Thank you, +Caitlin Dempsey Morais! 

Eight Online Maps in Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act 
http://www.geolounge.com/eight-maps-in-celebration-of-the-50th-anniversary-of-the-wilderness-act/___"In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, Wilderness50 was launched by a coalition of agencies, organizations, and universities to help elevate wilderness protection.  Esri also recently handpicked eight “influential online federal and nongovernmental maps that anyone can use to become part of the nation’s wilderness conservation effort”. 

Thank you, +Caitlin Dempsey Morais! 

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2014-09-03 13:02:30 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s) 

This is +Venetia Sjogren, longtime google plusser, author, poet and multiple sclerosis survivor. But years of complications from MS has taken its toll. Venetia needs a new kidney and she needs help to pay for the deductible.

Consider a very small donation to help her today. It will mean the world to her. And it will do your heart good.

Once she reaches $1,100, I will add an additional $100 as I promised. So close, so close. And Arny will say "Hasta la vista, baby!"  (and be replaced by something that even makes me shudder).

So many of you have helped and shared already; THANK YOU!  We see you shining!  But she is still so far from having enough. Thanks in advance for your help, and as Venetia says, Namaste.

Please help me get a new kidney.___This is +Venetia Sjogren, longtime google plusser, author, poet and multiple sclerosis survivor. But years of complications from MS has taken its toll. Venetia needs a new kidney and she needs help to pay for the deductible.

Consider a very small donation to help her today. It will mean the world to her. And it will do your heart good.

Once she reaches $1,100, I will add an additional $100 as I promised. So close, so close. And Arny will say "Hasta la vista, baby!"  (and be replaced by something that even makes me shudder).

So many of you have helped and shared already; THANK YOU!  We see you shining!  But she is still so far from having enough. Thanks in advance for your help, and as Venetia says, Namaste.

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2014-09-03 02:26:47 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s) 

Mountains do not care how you fare on their slopes and summits. They were around for millions of years before your petty quest began, and they’ll still be standing beautiful yet uncaring when our grandchildren’s grandchildren feel the same restless urges to test themselves.
~ Alastair Humphreys, Adventurer, Microadventurer, Blogger, Motivational Speaker, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. Founder of microadventures.org.

Join Alastair on a microadventure to the wild places in the Isle of Skye. Thank you, +Maptia and +Alastair Humphreys 

"If you can spare five seconds I’ll tell you the story of my life. Or at least I can sum up this story: there are challenges and adventures at the very limit of your capabilities right here in Britain. You just need to go find them..."

Read about Al Humphrey's Mountain Microadventure here: http://buff.ly/1plrVJI___Mountains do not care how you fare on their slopes and summits. They were around for millions of years before your petty quest began, and they’ll still be standing beautiful yet uncaring when our grandchildren’s grandchildren feel the same restless urges to test themselves.
~ Alastair Humphreys, Adventurer, Microadventurer, Blogger, Motivational Speaker, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. Founder of microadventures.org.

Join Alastair on a microadventure to the wild places in the Isle of Skye. Thank you, +Maptia and +Alastair Humphreys 

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2014-09-03 00:52:08 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

Our favorite Geotripper brings out the bold font. Pay attention :-)

Thanks, +Garry Hayes 

Here we go again with the Yellowstone headlines...___Our favorite Geotripper brings out the bold font. Pay attention :-)

Thanks, +Garry Hayes 

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2014-09-02 15:48:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

"A new phone app by BART on Thursday will make it easier for riders to report crime and suspicious behavior without being heard, officials for the agency said.

The BARTWatch app will be available for free on all Apple iOS and Android devices and will allow riders to send a text description of what they are seeing on a train or at a station, along with a picture. A “one tap” button on the app also will connect a rider with BART police.
 
The app also allows BART police to send alerts to riders when a child is lost or missing."

Thank you, +Government Technology 

"A new phone app by BART on Thursday will make it easier for riders to report crime and suspicious behavior without being heard, officials for the agency said.

The BARTWatch app will be available for free on all Apple iOS and Android devices and will allow riders to send a text description of what they are seeing on a train or at a station, along with a picture. A “one tap” button on the app also will connect a rider with BART police.
 
The app also allows BART police to send alerts to riders when a child is lost or missing."

Thank you, +Government Technology ___

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2014-09-02 11:19:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s) 

"Lost Change displays the geo-located coins and mints of the British Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme. These coins have been found by members of the public in England and Wales and recorded by PAS staff.

The coins are displayed on the map on the left, the mints where they originate to the right. The size of the mint circles is proportional to the number of associated coins recorded by the scheme, with a minimum size for mints with low numbers of coins so that the mint is still clickable.

The coins are displayed by their numismatic period. These are Iron Age, Greek & Roman Provincial, Roman, Byzantine, Early Medieval, Medieval & Post Medieval."

More at: http://tracemedia.co.uk/portfolio/lost-change/

A fascinating visualization from Trace Media via +Jackie Ng 

An interesting map of antique coins___"Lost Change displays the geo-located coins and mints of the British Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme. These coins have been found by members of the public in England and Wales and recorded by PAS staff.

The coins are displayed on the map on the left, the mints where they originate to the right. The size of the mint circles is proportional to the number of associated coins recorded by the scheme, with a minimum size for mints with low numbers of coins so that the mint is still clickable.

The coins are displayed by their numismatic period. These are Iron Age, Greek & Roman Provincial, Roman, Byzantine, Early Medieval, Medieval & Post Medieval."

More at: http://tracemedia.co.uk/portfolio/lost-change/

A fascinating visualization from Trace Media via +Jackie Ng 

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2014-09-01 23:16:00 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s) 

TNT has announced that it's turning The Librarian - its hit TV movie franchise that starred ER/Falling Skies' Noah Wyle as Flynn Carsen, the sworn protector of the world's mythical treasures - into a new series called The Librarians.

Wyle is set to Executive-Produce the series along with Dean Devlin (The Librarian, Leverage) and John Rogers (Leverage). Wyle will also recur on the show as Flynn, while still starring as the lead on TNT's .

Now this looks like fun! Written and produced by Google Plusses own, +John Rogers 

More at: http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/04/10/tnt-orders-the-librarians-series

Thank you, +Fred Hicks 

Humanity's End | The Librarians | TNT

Delicious delicious +John Rogers ___TNT has announced that it's turning The Librarian - its hit TV movie franchise that starred ER/Falling Skies' Noah Wyle as Flynn Carsen, the sworn protector of the world's mythical treasures - into a new series called The Librarians.

Wyle is set to Executive-Produce the series along with Dean Devlin (The Librarian, Leverage) and John Rogers (Leverage). Wyle will also recur on the show as Flynn, while still starring as the lead on TNT's .

Now this looks like fun! Written and produced by Google Plusses own, +John Rogers 

More at: http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/04/10/tnt-orders-the-librarians-series

Thank you, +Fred Hicks 

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2014-09-01 16:05:06 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s) 

[French artist] Brusk from DMV has now wrapped up yet another new mural on the island of Djerba in Tunisia. In town for the Djerbahood Street Art Project, the French artist used the building's dome to create this fantastic dripping globe centered on Africa.

More at: http://www.streetartnews.net/2014/08/brusk-new-mural-djerba-tunisia-part-ii.html

A graduate of the Ecole des Beaux – Arts in St. Etienne, his thorough work on the graffiti becomes a completely a typical case for faculty. He craves new techniques and discusses various media (photo, video, computer), thereby pushing its limits and opening up new creative worlds. In control of numerous tools, he can work both with figures and abstraction, realism or graphic clean. Brusk develops its approach on a variety of media, it is often necessary to exhibit his work and invest unusual places. His style developed over the years, combines aca... more »

Street art in Djerba, Tunisia,
by French artist BRUSK
(for Djerbahood).
Photo by StreetArtNews.___[French artist] Brusk from DMV has now wrapped up yet another new mural on the island of Djerba in Tunisia. In town for the Djerbahood Street Art Project, the French artist used the building's dome to create this fantastic dripping globe centered on Africa.

More at: http://www.streetartnews.net/2014/08/brusk-new-mural-djerba-tunisia-part-ii.html

A graduate of the Ecole des Beaux – Arts in St. Etienne, his thorough work on the graffiti becomes a completely a typical case for faculty. He craves new techniques and discusses various media (photo, video, computer), thereby pushing its limits and opening up new creative worlds. In control of numerous tools, he can work both with figures and abstraction, realism or graphic clean. Brusk develops its approach on a variety of media, it is often necessary to exhibit his work and invest unusual places. His style developed over the years, combines a calligraphic work in 3D, characters and staging.

More at: http://artflymovie.blogspot.com/2012/11/brusk-street-art-from-france.html

For more Brusk art, visit his Tumblr here: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/brusk

Explore Brusk's interactive website here: http://mynameisbrusk.com/

Explore Brusk's graffiti instincts at: http://www.designwars.com/graffiti_streetart/brusk-graffiti-cant-stop-stop/

Thank you, +Dirk Schönfeld 

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2014-08-31 16:21:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s) 

The Internet Archive; the world's largest digital archive of books, video, websites, and music with over 500,000 hits per day. The effort to digitize and store the world's books of all time, to make them accessible, and to store them in perpetuity is really quite impressive. Explore it here: https://archive.org/

Thank you, +michael barth 

___The Internet Archive; the world's largest digital archive of books, video, websites, and music with over 500,000 hits per day. The effort to digitize and store the world's books of all time, to make them accessible, and to store them in perpetuity is really quite impressive. Explore it here: https://archive.org/

Thank you, +michael barth 

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2014-08-31 15:55:35 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s) 

50 of the greatest cult novels of all time. How many did you love (or not)? Many science fiction and fantasy classics that I loved in the list. Thank you, +The New York Public Library 

You can't really feel lukewarm about a cult novel; either you love it or you leave it. If you're ready to get obsessed, try one of these 50 Essential Cult Novels. http://on.nypl.org/1ll5xPq___50 of the greatest cult novels of all time. How many did you love (or not)? Many science fiction and fantasy classics that I loved in the list. Thank you, +The New York Public Library 

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2014-08-31 15:30:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

Combining data integration and machine learning to reduce the time to make connections, unlock patterns, test hypotheses, and make discoveries. The age of information becomes the age of discovery.

More at: http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/44697.wss and: http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/ibmwatson/discovery-advisor.html

Thank you, +Laston Kirkland 

Tip of the iceberg
I can think of a lot of ways to use this..___Combining data integration and machine learning to reduce the time to make connections, unlock patterns, test hypotheses, and make discoveries. The age of information becomes the age of discovery.

More at: http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/44697.wss and: http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/ibmwatson/discovery-advisor.html

Thank you, +Laston Kirkland 

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2014-08-30 17:43:50 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 30 +1s) 

While I drew, and wept along with the terrified children I was drawing, I really felt the burden I am bearing. I felt that I have no right to withdraw from the responsibility of being an advocate.
~ Käthe Kollwitz, Artist and Social Activist, 1869 - 1945

There is much in us of our childhoods -- Fate is what happens to us. And Destiny, that is what we make of it. To begin about Kathe Kollwitz, a little about her childhood, the fate she was born in. And after that the art -- the destiny -- she made of it.
~ Tim Grimsrud

See more of Tim Grimsrud fascinating compilation here:http://thinkingpacifism.net/2011/10/09/kathe-kollwitz-making-peace-with-art/

And a very in-depth, moving, and not-to-be-missed piece by Grimsrud here:http://peacetheology.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/kollwitz.pdf

"With black and white drawings, woodcuts, and sculpture—and with anam... more »

While I drew, and wept along with the terrified children I was drawing, I really felt the burden I am bearing. I felt that I have no right to withdraw from the responsibility of being an advocate.
~ Käthe Kollwitz, Artist and Social Activist, 1869 - 1945

There is much in us of our childhoods -- Fate is what happens to us. And Destiny, that is what we make of it. To begin about Kathe Kollwitz, a little about her childhood, the fate she was born in. And after that the art -- the destiny -- she made of it.
~ Tim Grimsrud

See more of Tim Grimsrud fascinating compilation here:http://thinkingpacifism.net/2011/10/09/kathe-kollwitz-making-peace-with-art/

And a very in-depth, moving, and not-to-be-missed piece by Grimsrud here:http://peacetheology.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/kollwitz.pdf

"With black and white drawings, woodcuts, and sculpture—and with an amazing reservoir of respect and compassion—Kollwitz gave to the ages unforgettable images of dignity amidst poverty and despair, resolve in the face of crushing injustice, and the occasional joy of human celebrations and solidarity."
Tim Grimsrud from: http://peacetheology.net/short-articles/pursue-peace-purpose-sept-2010-aug-2012/20-making-peace-with-art/

And there is an entire museum in Berlin dedicated to Käthe Kollwitz. See more here: http://www.kaethe-kollwitz.de/museum-en.htm 

Image "Seed for the planting shall not be ground" from: http://www.art-in-berlin.de/incbmeld.php?id=3263

Thank you for the inspiration, +blanche nonken And thank you to all the others who have shared Käthe Kollwitz art: +giacomo bencistà, +wolf guenter thiel, +Hector Merced, +Victor Vahe Kevorkian, +Michelle Beissel and many others.___

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