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Ole Olson has been at 26 events

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Ole Olson53,498*On July 15th, donate $15 in support of a $15 minimum wage.* After donating, send out a Google+/Twitter/Facebook/Instagram post with the hashtags #Bernie2016 and #FeelTheBern http://berniemoneybomb.com/ Since this is primarily being organized by the * SandersForPresident* community on Reddit  (http://www.reddit.com/r/SandersForPresident/), please use the donation link: http://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/reddit-for-bernie _Yes, that link is legitimate. All funds go to the Campaign. In fact, it was the campaign itself that created the page for our personal use._ Note- If you are also on Facebook, here is the event to share on there too: http://www.facebook.com/events/366889300167169/Bernie Sanders Money Bomb! Donate $15 on July 15th to support a $15 minimum wage2015-07-15 07:00:009  
Space Fan News!5,740,484Hello Space Fans! Tonight there will be a total lunar eclipse tonight in the Western Hemisphere.  @109479143173251353583  will be heading to Cerritos College in Norwalk, CA to do some on-site outreach with Dr. @107316294793809570474. Internet permitting, we'll be attempting to bring in a live feed of the lunar eclipse from LA and hopefully connect with our friends from the @100902337165997768522  and bring in feeds from there too! If you're in the Los Angeles area, you are more than welcome to join us on site. The event starts at 10:30 p.m. PT and parking is free after 10 p.m. Cerritos College: 11190 Alondra Blvd. Norwalk, CA 90650 Parking Lot C-6 off of Studebaker, just south of Alondra Blvd. Not local? That's okay too! Share with us your pictures of the eclipse in the event below!  Keep Looking Up! #ScienceEveryday   #Space   #Astronomy   #Eclipse   #LunarEclipse   #BloodMoon  Lunar Eclipse Live!2014-04-15 08:00:00388  
The White House2,925,859Join President Obama as he "travels" across the country in a virtual whistle-stop tour. The President will join Google+ Hangouts with people across the United States and talk with Americans about the issues laid out in his speech. RSVP now to watch the live Hangout on Friday, January 31. Watch the full video of the State of the Union and learn more about all the ways you can engage with us at http://WhiteHouse.gov/SOTU. #POTUSRoadTripA Virtual Road Trip with President Obama2014-01-31 20:00:0013492  
Science on Google+596,462Can you believe it! The +Science on Google+ community is approaching 200k members! We'll have reached that number by this weekend, so we're going to have a huge community celebration! Join your hosts +Scott Lewis and +Buddhini Samarasinghe as they start the celebration of being the #1 science community and the #10 community in *all of Google+*!!  During our Hangout On Air, you'll get a chance to meet the moderators  who dedicate so much time and energy into making sure that good, high quality science content is showcased in the community.  After we hear from the moderators on *who* they are, we'll have a discussion on what the curator team looks at for community posts to get put on the *Curator's Choice*.  We are all extremely excited to be celebrating with all 200,000 of you! Let's stay curious and find new and better ways to understand this amazing Universe we all live in! #ScienceSunday   #STEM   #ScienceEveryday   #SoGp200k  200,000 member community celebration!2014-01-12 22:00:00182  
The White House2,925,859Over the course of the season, about 70,000 people will tour the White House holiday decorations. On Thursday, you're invited to take a peek virtually through a Google+ Hangout. During a live event from the State Floor, White House pastry chef Bill Yosses and florist Laura Dowling will discuss this year's décor and answer questions from young people around the country.Holidays at the White House2013-12-19 18:30:00459  
Ole Olson53,498It has come to light that Google has started funding and supporting some of the most vile right wing extremist collectives and corporate front groups in America. Join us by changing your avatar and boycotting every single Google service for one day in protest.  *On Wednesday, December 11th make a serious attempt to not use anything Google.* No Google Searches. No Google+. No gmail. No Youtube. No Google Calendar. No Blogger. No Google Maps. No Google Photos. No Google translate. No Google reverse image search. No Google Play. No Google Drive. No Google Books. No Google Shopping. Nothing.  (Android is immune since it is Open Source).  If nothing else, just think of this as a challenge to see if you are able to spend a day on the internet without using a single Google product or service or just take the day off and enjoy the real world for a change.  _Google, many of us are your most loyal users, and we love the technical direction everything is heading by rolling all services into Google+_ but it must be understood in no uncertain terms that we vehemently disagree with your decision to start to fund proto-fascist, right wing extremist, anti-environmental, anti-worker, and anti-science shock fronts like: •ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) •American Conservative Union •Americans for Tax Reform •CATO Institute •Federalist Society •George Mason University Law School Law and Economics Center •Heritage Action •Mercatus Center •National Taxpayers Union •R Street Institute •Texas Public Policy Foundation ________________________________________________ *More information:* Don’t Be Evil? Google Funding a Slew of Right-Wing Groups http://billmoyers.com/2013/12/04/dont-be-evil-google-funding-a-slew-of-right-wing-groups/ Tell Google CEO Larry Page to Cut Ties with ALEC http://org.salsalabs.com/o/632/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=14651 Tell Google: Don't Be Evil With ALEC http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=8648 #ShameOnGoogle  #Google    #DontBeEvil  One Day Boycott of ALL Google Products2013-12-11 07:00:00159  
Science Bulletins at AMNH401,837The 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 Center The 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=429 The 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-arctic This 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  
Jason T. Wiser21,535*How do I monetize my social media activity?*  See full notes and podcast here! http://jtw.bz/CDsocial I hear this question every day. "I have a social media following but I'm not really sure how to convert my contacts into clients? What am I doing wrong?" Too often small business owners either get frustrated because everyone tells them they _have to_ be on social media. So they get started, get some followers, and get stuck either *finding potential clients* , stuck *spending too much time* on social media, or stuck trying to *get their connections to convert.* This week I'm talking with one of social media's biggest names +Christine DeGraff  who is literally *everywhere*. She has massive followings, huge communities, and great reach. Christine will share with us: How did she get started? How does she monetize her communities?  Where does she need to improve? Live Q&A We will be answering your questions on this event, start asking now!  Catch past interviews at http://ontracktips.com Subscribe to "Get on Track, Stay on Track" on YouTube http://bit.ly/u2beWS  OnTrackTips Playlist http://jtw.bz/OTTplaylist   Join us on Twitter using the hashtag #OnTrackTips  Pin this for later http://jtw.bz/CDpin8 Visit our Facebook App http://jtw.bz/FBonTrack If you like this series, *please Share this with 2 friends* Visit Christine at her website: http://blog.christinedegraff.com/  #socialmediatips   #businesstips   #monetize   #strategy   #marketing  How to Monetize Social Media2013-10-17 00:00:00280  
Nicholas Kristof1,418,949The issue of the moment is Syria, so I'm delighted to host a Google+ hangout in which we'll be able to pose questions to Secretary of State John Kerry about Syria policy. I'll be joined by +Lara Setrakian, a journalist whom I've long admired who specializes in Syria. Andrew Beiter, a social studies  teacher and a regional education coordinator for the Holocaust Memorial Museum, will also be in the Hangout. Most of all, we'll be joined by all of you--so jump into the conversation on this page and leave us your questions. In particular, with this Hangout we want to involve teachers and students, so spread the word in the schools, please, and student questions are particularly welcome! This kind of online interview is something of an experiment, and we're still figuring out how to make it work best. So we also welcome your suggestions and guidance before and criticisms after. Syria: Weighing the U.S. Response2013-09-10 20:00:006973  
The Planetary Society5,372,227Join +Casey Dreier and +Emily Lakdawalla from the Planetary Society as they host the Deputy Project Scientist of the Curiosity rover, Ashwin Vasavada. We'll talk about what discoveries Curiosity has made in its first year in operations, what's ahead, and revisit those seven terrifying minutes of landing. We'll take your questions via the hashtag #planetarylive  on Twitter, or on the comments on this event.Celebrate Curiosity's First Year on Mars with Deputy Scientist Ashwin Vasavada2013-08-06 01:00:00127  
Virtual Star Party11,978It's Sunday, which means it's time for the +Virtual Star Party ! Join your hosts +Scott Lewis and +Fraser Cain as they gather up their phenomenal group of citizen astronomers from across the globe in order to share their view of the universe from their telescopes in a Google+ Hangout on Air! *We've got a special guest today*: Kevin Nelson from Quantum Scientific Imaging will join us to talk about the QSI cameras that many of our astronomers use. In addition to Fraser, Scott, and the astronomers are PhD astronomers discussing and explaining the amazing space science and astronomy that's being viewed in the telescopes. We'll even take requests and answer questions left in the comments. To make a suggestion, ask a question or just say "hi" to the team, please leave your comments below in the Google+ event, through any of the shares of the live show, or on Twitter using the hashtag #StarParty     Also, The VSP is now on Twitter and Facebook! Give us a follow and/or a like!   http://twitter.com/The_VSP http://facebook.com/VirtualStarParty #VSP20130804   #Astronomy   #Space   #ScienceSunday   #ScienceEveryday   #Stars   #Galaxies   #Nebulae   #HangoutsOnAir   #TheVSP   #Telescope   #AmateurAstronomy  Virtual Star Party - 4 August, 20132013-08-05 06:00:19137  
Science on Google+596,462"There's a lot of amazing science out there. Let's go discover it together."  Join Dr. +Joe Hanson  biologist and host of popular YouTube/ +PBS Digital Studios series +It's Okay To Be Smart  + +AAAS  Mass Media Fellow at +WIRED  on a journey to the awesome side of science. This hangout will be hosted by Science on Google+'s +Amy Robinson , +Jason Davison   and +Nic Hammond   . *The hangout happens on Monday, July 22rd at NOON PT/ 3 PM ET.*  Joe will answer your questions and give insights on bringing science to the masses, the power of YouTube, why GIFs are awesome and much more.  _Add your thoughts and questions for Joe on this page. Joe will invite a few insightful fans to join the hangout in person!_ Get to know Dr Joe: check out his blog at http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com/ This is the second hangout in a new series that brings science to life through conversations with the world's leading minds. Subscribe to the Science on Google+ communities for the latest.It's Okay To Be Smart: A Science on Google+ Conversation2013-07-22 21:00:00120  
Cynthia S.11,072********************************************************************** This hangout is rescheduled for today at 4:30 p.m. CDT/5:30 p.m. EDT due to technical difficulties. ********************************************************************** Please join Sensible Politics for a Google+ Hangout with Daryl K. Washington and Jesuorobo A. Enobakhare, Jr  to discuss the Supreme Court's ruling on section 4 and its impact. _Daryl Washington's_ experience includes representing clients with Sports and Entertainment law matters, Contract drafting and negotiations, Compliance Matters, Business Transactions, Commercial Litigation, Civil Rights law, Personal Injury, and other matters involving complex and unique issues. Daryl also serves as the General Counsel for one of the largest national syndicated radio shows _Jesuorobo A. Enobakhare, Jr_ is a voice for the voiceless, a  political commentator for Black Legal Issues, Blogger and Moderate Democrat focused on cutting through political ideology and rhetoric to expose the truth.    In his spare time he is an avid collector of comic books and die hard supporter of the New Orleans Saints via Dallas, TX. For more information - http://www.dwashlawfirm.com/about-daryl-k-washington.html.Voting Rights Act Section 4 Ruling with Daryl K. Washington, PC2013-07-03 23:30:0010  
TakePart43,224Seven years ago former Vice President Al Gore released An Inconvenient Truth, kick-starting a global conversation about climate change (available on Google Play: http://goo.gl/ElYcc). The issue is as pressing as ever and Gore and Jeff Skoll, the film's executive producer, want to hear your ideas (http://youtu.be/ih3fEHv4wqA).  Throughout the coming week add your thoughts and questions in the Science on G+ Community (http://goo.gl/39w5t). Gore and Skoll will choose the most insightful participants to join them in a live Hangout on Air on June 11th at 2PM EST - come back then to tune in to the Conversation! Google+ Conversation with Al Gore about Combating Climate Change2013-06-11 20:00:002179  
Euro Maestro95,466Live hangout on air with Alexis Ohanian - co-founder of RedditSpotlight on Alexis Ohanian with Euro Maestro - Live Show2013-05-15 17:00:0064  
Sensible Politics0MINNESOTA BECOMES 12TH STATE TO ALLOW GAY MARRIAGE! Join us for a celebratory hangout with Commissioner +Spencer Cronk. We will be speaking to him live Wednesday morning, 10:30am ET/9:30am CT/7:30am PT. Also joining us will be +Lavi Soloway, founder of the +The DOMA Project, and +Ole Olson, our very own +Sensible Politics Minnesota moderator.  The Google Hangout is viewable on this Event page. Ask questions during the event by posting a comment here.   Minnesota: Governor Signs Same-Sex Marriage Into Law http://nyti.ms/16dN1jQ Join Sensible Politics Minnesota here http://goo.gl/YAujs sensiblepolitics.org #marriageequality   #gaymarriage   #HOA    Celebrate Marriage Equality in Minnesota Hangout2013-05-15 16:30:0024  
Euro Maestro95,466Live Hangout on Air ShowExplore Google Glass with Euro Maestro - Live2013-05-09 21:00:0083  
Sensible Politics0Join us in a live Google+ hangout Thursday, April 18th at 3pm ET (2pm CT) and help +Zack Kopplin re-launch the campaign to repeal Louisiana’s Creationism Law. Zack will be joining Sensible Politics to discuss his work to keep creationism out of public classrooms and his campaign to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act. The Google Hangout is viewable on this Event page. Ask Zack a question during the event by posting a comment here.  College student leads fight against anti-evolution teachings in schools - http://wapo.st/XpfzRl Repealing the Louisiana Science Education Act - http://www.repealcreationism.com/ Sensible Politics Community - http://goo.gl/Unumx Sensible Politics Louisiana Community - http://goo.gl/nYgs5 www.sensiblepolitics.org #zackkopplin   #HOA  Zack Kopplin on Keeping Creationism Out of Public Classrooms2013-04-18 21:00:0067  
Sensible Politics0Your favorite fructose intolerant White House Liaison, Tim Simons (Jonah) will be joining Sensible Politics to discuss the new season of VEEP. Join us in a live Google+ hangout Thursday, April 11th at 6pm EST (3pm PST) and get the inside scoop on what's to come. The Google Hangout is viewable on this Event page. Ask Tim a question during the event by posting a comment here.  VEEP Season 2 arrives Sunday, April 14. Watch full episodes on HBO GO: http://itsh.bo/N0uUUs Join our Sensible Politics Community - http://goo.gl/Unumx www.sensiblepolitics.org #veep #hbo  Tim Simons, from the Hit Show VEEP, in a Hangout with Sensible Politics2013-04-12 00:00:0053  
MediaShift588,127Watch the Mediatwits podcast LIVE here on Google+ this Friday at 10:30 am PT / 1:30 pm ET. This week's show is a special focused on the evolution of digital advertising and the rise of controversial "native ads" that look like editorial. Special guest Jonathan Perelman, VP at BuzzFeed, will be joining the roundtable, with host +Mark Glaser and regulars +Ana Marie Cox +Felix Salmon +Andrew Lih and +Monica Guzman. If you have questions or comments you'd like us to air, drop a comment into the Event, and we'll add them to the show!Mediatwits #74 LIVE! on the Evolution of Ads and Native Ads2013-04-05 19:30:0018  
E! Entertainment1,967,177Season three is coming! We're guest moderating the *@107769355698799433898 Community* here on Google+  RIGHT NOW! Join us here! http://goo.gl/ta4Kq Our resident *Game of Thrones* expert @100388540296975436977 for an hourlong Q&A about the season premiere! She's got *exclusive* scoop on season three, plus interviews with the cast about what to expect from the upcoming season, so join us in the Community for the Q&A session NOW!  http://goo.gl/ta4KqE! Entertainment's Game of Thrones Q&A!2013-03-29 01:00:0010  
Ole Olson53,498Join us for the first official Hangout hosted by the Progressives Community here on Google+. We will have a Question and Answer session of +Zach Green, founder of the #UniteBlue movement on Twitter. Special guest will be Dr. +Alan Rosenblatt, the guru of progressive social media and creator of #topprog . *IMPORTANT*: The time displayed above may be funky. This hangout will take place at *12:00 noon Eastern Time* (9:00am Pacific) on Monday, March 18th and last about 35 minutes. It will be broadcast here on #gplus and on #youtube . We will be taking your questions from the comments as well. You can ask questions about UniteBlue by using the #UBQA hashtag on G+ or Twitter before the event. Zach Green http://uniteblue.com/ http://twitter.com/140elect http://plus.google.com/114831816520855965087 Alan Rosenblatt https://twitter.com/DrDigiPol http://plus.google.com/101581418889721932594 Hosts: +Ole Olson, +Kelvin WilliamsRe-Uniting The Left: #UniteBlue Q&A Hangout2013-03-18 16:00:0032  
Ireland11,405Join us here in Ireland on G+ for St Patrick’s Day. Share your photos and events from all over Ireland and around the world with us. Everybody can be Irish on St Patrick’s Day :-) (Image source St Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin news1.ghananation.com )St Patrick’s Day in Ireland #StPatricksDay2013-03-17 13:00:00411  
The White House2,925,859First Lady Michelle Obama is kicking off a nation-wide tour to celebrate the third anniversary of Let’s Move! and you’re invited! On March 4th, the First Lady will join her first-ever +Google+ Hangout to discuss Let's Move!, her initiative to ensure that all our children grow up healthy and reach their full potential. Mrs. Obama will join families from around the country in a virtual conversation moderated by Kelly Ripa, co-­host of +LIVE with Kelly and Michael. Tune in to the First Lady’s Hangout live on the White House Google+ Page or Let's Move YouTube channel at 11:10 a.m. ET on March 4th. #firesidehangout   #LetsMoveTour   #letsmovehangout  First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Hangout2013-03-04 17:10:0012675  
The White House2,925,859In his State of the Union address, President Obama outlined his plan for a thriving middle class and a strong America. The President's plan focuses on making America a magnet for jobs and manufacturing, equipping every American with the skills they need to do those jobs, and ensuring that hard work leads to a decent living. On Thursday, February 14th, President Obama will join the latest in a series of "Fireside Hangouts" – a 21st century take on FDR’s famous radio addresses – to talk about his State of the Union Address. During the +Google+ hangout, the President will answer questions from Americans across the country about the issues and policies laid out in the speech. Watch the hangout live on Thursday, February 14th at 4:50 p.m. ET on the +The White House Google+ page, at http://youtube.com/whitehouse, and at http://wh.gov Learn more about the State of the Union, then share your Citizen Response at http://wh.gov/SOTU #firesidehangout   #SOTU  State of the Union: Fireside Hangout with President Obama2013-02-14 22:50:0034101  
The Planetary Society5,372,227Join +Emily Lakdawalla and +Sarah Noble for a chat about studying the Moon as a civil servant at NASA Headquarters. Sarah is a lunar geologist working in the Research & Analysis program at NASA Headquarters, and has recently been named Program Scientist for LADEE, NASA's next lunar mission. (Congrats, Sarah!)Planetary Society Hangout: Studying the Moon from NASA Headquarters with Sarah Noble2013-01-31 21:00:00166  

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2015-07-01 00:47:12 (122 comments, 14 reshares, 120 +1s)Open 

+Joe Rogan: There are only 2 reasons to hate gay marriage: either you're dumb or you're secretly worried that dicks are delicious.

There is actually some scientific backing to this: Psychologists- homophobia associated with homosexual arousal
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8772014

#LGBT   #Comedy   #Quote   #Psychology  

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2015-07-02 18:08:41 (34 comments, 46 reshares, 224 +1s)Open 

+Bernie Sanders: "Don't underestimate me.
A day after #Bernie2016  spoke to 10,000 people in Wisconsin, fundraising numbers were released. +CNN reports: "Sanders raised $15 million in their first quarter. 400,000 donations from 250,000 donors."  https://twitter.com/danmericaCNN/status/616647652466401280

Average donation size $33.51  http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/sanders-raises-15-million-launching-presidential-bid-32185238

Move videos of the packed event and rousing speech in Madison:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRDvr6eCqkvN8SoZLGc_PGQ

Mark your calendar! Bernie Sanders Money Bomb: Donate 15 dollars on July 15th to support a $15 minimum wage
http://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c2stdtp9quv8jcl334p7runh2fg
http://berniemoneybomb.com/
http://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/reddit-for-bernie
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2015-07-02 18:08:41 (34 comments, 46 reshares, 224 +1s)Open 

+Bernie Sanders: "Don't underestimate me.
A day after #Bernie2016  spoke to 10,000 people in Wisconsin, fundraising numbers were released. +CNN reports: "Sanders raised $15 million in their first quarter. 400,000 donations from 250,000 donors."  https://twitter.com/danmericaCNN/status/616647652466401280

Average donation size $33.51  http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/sanders-raises-15-million-launching-presidential-bid-32185238

Move videos of the packed event and rousing speech in Madison:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRDvr6eCqkvN8SoZLGc_PGQ

Mark your calendar! Bernie Sanders Money Bomb: Donate 15 dollars on July 15th to support a $15 minimum wage
http://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c2stdtp9quv8jcl334p7runh2fg
http://berniemoneybomb.com/
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2015-07-04 05:05:07 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Almost finished for today ...
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Almost finished for today ...
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2015-07-04 01:20:35 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Confederate Flag Designer Said It Is A Symbol Of White Supremacy – Not Southern Heritage

___Confederate Flag Designer Said It Is A Symbol Of White Supremacy – Not Southern Heritage

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2015-07-03 21:39:23 (8 comments, 6 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

The Kansas Supreme Court Has Only One Option: Sue Gov. Sam Brownback
In early June, Brownback signed a bill that will defund the entire state’s judiciary if the supreme court rules against a (probably unconstitutional) law the governor favors. The extortionist measure puts the court in a bind. If it bends to political pressure, it’ll reveal itself to be toothless. If it follows the constitution and upholds the law, it’ll instantly wipe out the state’s third branch of government.

Conservatives pretend to be for "small, limited government", but they have proven time and again that will abuse big government to push their radical agenda. Examples beyond what Brownback is doing to Kansas:

1. Michigan Republicans literally appointing corporate tyrants to take over cities in financial trouble and break contracts with city employees
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More news from the trickle down utopia of Brownbackistan. Don't like the ruling of the court, defund the judicial branch.___The Kansas Supreme Court Has Only One Option: Sue Gov. Sam Brownback
In early June, Brownback signed a bill that will defund the entire state’s judiciary if the supreme court rules against a (probably unconstitutional) law the governor favors. The extortionist measure puts the court in a bind. If it bends to political pressure, it’ll reveal itself to be toothless. If it follows the constitution and upholds the law, it’ll instantly wipe out the state’s third branch of government.

Conservatives pretend to be for "small, limited government", but they have proven time and again that will abuse big government to push their radical agenda. Examples beyond what Brownback is doing to Kansas:

1. Michigan Republicans literally appointing corporate tyrants to take over cities in financial trouble and break contracts with city employees
2. Oklahoma Republicans declaring that local governments cannot ban fracking for any reason
3. Pennsylvania Republicans trying to split the states electoral votes so that despite the overall state results, the GOP would get more
4. Reagan threatening to withhold all highway funds from any state that didn't raise the drinking age to 21
5. "States-rights" Conservatives trying to stop states from having the right to legalize marijuana (recreational AND medical)
6. Republican district line cheating (gerrymandering) that ensures conservatives get far more overall representation at the state and federal level than their vote totals should warrant

I know I'm missing a few more glaring examples. Please post them in the comments. 

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2015-07-03 20:41:18 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

22 Alabama counties refuse to issue gay marriage licenses because they believe in the traditional marriage of 1 man, 1 sister. +John Fugelsang 

#Quote   #LGBT   #Humor  

YAY southern heritage!___22 Alabama counties refuse to issue gay marriage licenses because they believe in the traditional marriage of 1 man, 1 sister. +John Fugelsang 

#Quote   #LGBT   #Humor  

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2015-07-03 19:40:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

'#Grassrootsmovement working': Bernie Sanders gains on the Clinton machine

#Women4Bernie #BernieSanders #FeeltheBern #DemocraticSocialism #RockTheVote #WinBernieWin 

'#Grassrootsmovement working': Bernie Sanders gains on the Clinton machine

#Women4Bernie #BernieSanders #FeeltheBern #DemocraticSocialism #RockTheVote #WinBernieWin ___

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2015-07-03 18:59:07 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

An early #Caturday  treat

___An early #Caturday  treat

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2015-07-03 18:07:05 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Carl Sagan: - Transcend politics. Embrace Humanity. Life is but a momentary glimpse of the wonder of this astonishing universe and it is sad to see so many dreaming it away on spiritual fantasy.

#Quote   #Atheism   #Science   #CarlSagan  

___Carl Sagan: - Transcend politics. Embrace Humanity. Life is but a momentary glimpse of the wonder of this astonishing universe and it is sad to see so many dreaming it away on spiritual fantasy.

#Quote   #Atheism   #Science   #CarlSagan  

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2015-07-03 08:18:08 (20 comments, 18 reshares, 89 +1s)Open 

European skinheads and neo-Nazis have sometimes use the Confederate flag
Especially in Germany, where the swastika and other symbols of Nazi Germany are officially banned by law
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2015/06/22/why-do-italian-soccer-fans-and-other-foreigners-fly-the-confederate-flag/

European skinheads and neo-Nazis have sometimes use the Confederate flag
Especially in Germany, where the swastika and other symbols of Nazi Germany are officially banned by law
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2015/06/22/why-do-italian-soccer-fans-and-other-foreigners-fly-the-confederate-flag/___

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2015-07-03 07:21:09 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

A new solar plane is attempting to fly around the world

According to FlightRadar24.com Solar Impulse is circling offshore of the Hawaiian Islands for a dawn landing. Check it out: 

http://www.flightradar24.com/SOLAR2/6b0a174___A new solar plane is attempting to fly around the world

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2015-07-03 05:48:55 (74 comments, 43 reshares, 109 +1s)Open 

10 Reasons To Ban Gay Marriage According To Conservatives

#Satire   #Funny   #LGBT  

10 Reasons To Ban Gay Marriage According To Conservatives

#Satire   #Funny   #LGBT  ___

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2015-07-03 05:01:33 (13 comments, 9 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Portions Of Federal ‘3 Strikes’ Sentencing Laws
The ruling paves the way for thousands of prisoners to have their sentences reduced and will cause the private prison industry to lose millions of dollars in profits.

Most Americans are shocked to learn that our country is the world's worst incarcerator of our own people. There are only two options: either the American people are chronic criminals by nature or our laws and punishments are just too severe. 

#SCOTUS   #SupremeCourt   #ThreeStrikesLaws   #CriminalJustice   #IncarcerationNation  

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Portions Of Federal ‘3 Strikes’ Sentencing Laws
The ruling paves the way for thousands of prisoners to have their sentences reduced and will cause the private prison industry to lose millions of dollars in profits.

Most Americans are shocked to learn that our country is the world's worst incarcerator of our own people. There are only two options: either the American people are chronic criminals by nature or our laws and punishments are just too severe. 

#SCOTUS   #SupremeCourt   #ThreeStrikesLaws   #CriminalJustice   #IncarcerationNation  ___

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2015-07-03 03:00:45 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

After getting accused of extremism, Bernie Sanders Annihilates Scott Walker's Extremism During Madison Rally
This video is fantastic.

All one needs to do is look at the difference between the direction Minnesota and Wisconsin has gone to see who the real extremists are. While progressive MN is the nation's #1 state for business where we raised taxes on the rich so much we still have a $2 billion surplus, even after increasing spending for free Kindergarten to EVERY child, the nation's best Obamacare program, cutting property taxes, paying back the $ Republicans confiscated from local schools, and expanded public programs. 

Conservatives in Wisconsin cut taxes for the rich and big corporations, leaving a $2 billion deficit even AFTER slashing spending on education, healthcare, infrastructure, environmental protections, sold off public utilities to theK... more »

Extremism:___After getting accused of extremism, Bernie Sanders Annihilates Scott Walker's Extremism During Madison Rally
This video is fantastic.

All one needs to do is look at the difference between the direction Minnesota and Wisconsin has gone to see who the real extremists are. While progressive MN is the nation's #1 state for business where we raised taxes on the rich so much we still have a $2 billion surplus, even after increasing spending for free Kindergarten to EVERY child, the nation's best Obamacare program, cutting property taxes, paying back the $ Republicans confiscated from local schools, and expanded public programs. 

Conservatives in Wisconsin cut taxes for the rich and big corporations, leaving a $2 billion deficit even AFTER slashing spending on education, healthcare, infrastructure, environmental protections, sold off public utilities to the Kochs, and cutting the UM Madison budget so much that they have to kill multiple departments.  Oh, and the median wage is $5,000 less in Wisconsin. 

Modern progressivism isn't everyday values, modern conservatism is extremism.

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2015-07-02 23:53:29 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Host or attend an organizing meeting on July 29th
https://go.berniesanders.com/page/s/organizing-meetings

I was hoping this would be on July 15th to coincide with the money bomb, but having a little extra cushion time should help to organize and publicize.

I live in a town of 10,000 in rural Minnesota, and hope to bring in folks from all over the county to my event. Sign up early. Prepare to send a letter to your local paper, and let's get this party started!


And mark your calendar for the Bernie Sanders Money Bomb. Ask everyone you know to Donate 15 dollars on July 15th to support a $15 minimum wage
http://berniemoneybomb.com/
http://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/reddit-for-bernie
http://www.facebook.com/events/366889300167169/
http://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c2stdtp9quv8jcl334p7runh2fg
Organized by... more »

Host or attend an organizing meeting on July 29th
https://go.berniesanders.com/page/s/organizing-meetings

I was hoping this would be on July 15th to coincide with the money bomb, but having a little extra cushion time should help to organize and publicize.

I live in a town of 10,000 in rural Minnesota, and hope to bring in folks from all over the county to my event. Sign up early. Prepare to send a letter to your local paper, and let's get this party started!


And mark your calendar for the Bernie Sanders Money Bomb. Ask everyone you know to Donate 15 dollars on July 15th to support a $15 minimum wage
http://berniemoneybomb.com/
http://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/reddit-for-bernie
http://www.facebook.com/events/366889300167169/
http://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c2stdtp9quv8jcl334p7runh2fg
Organized by http://www.reddit.com/r/SandersForPresident/

#FeelTheBern   #Bernie2016  ___

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2015-07-02 22:33:25 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

AlterNet Comics: Brian McFadden on the Political Blockbusters of Summer 2015
It's been quite a week.

AlterNet Comics: Brian McFadden on the Political Blockbusters of Summer 2015
It's been quite a week.___

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2015-07-02 18:24:41 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

That's wicked cool! Bioluminescent glow worms turn 30-million-year-old caves into alien skies

#Science   #Biology   #Caving  

~ Bioluminescent glow worms turn 30-million-year-old caves into alien skies ~ [The Verge] :: One of the biggest challenges of photographing the native glow worms of New Zealand's limestone caves is standing in freezing water for hours at a time. Auckland photographer Joseph Michael has been doing just this for the past few months, suffering through the cold and damp to capture images of the species known as Arachnocampa luminosa. He says the long-exposure shots in his new series Luminosity attempt to recreate the magical feeling of exploring caves lit only by the creature's natural glow. "Standing in cold water for hours on end looses its appeal pretty quickly but it's worth is when you see the results," he says. ::| #biology___That's wicked cool! Bioluminescent glow worms turn 30-million-year-old caves into alien skies

#Science   #Biology   #Caving  

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2015-07-02 18:08:41 (34 comments, 46 reshares, 224 +1s)Open 

+Bernie Sanders: "Don't underestimate me.
A day after #Bernie2016  spoke to 10,000 people in Wisconsin, fundraising numbers were released. +CNN reports: "Sanders raised $15 million in their first quarter. 400,000 donations from 250,000 donors."  https://twitter.com/danmericaCNN/status/616647652466401280

Average donation size $33.51  http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/sanders-raises-15-million-launching-presidential-bid-32185238

Move videos of the packed event and rousing speech in Madison:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRDvr6eCqkvN8SoZLGc_PGQ

Mark your calendar! Bernie Sanders Money Bomb: Donate 15 dollars on July 15th to support a $15 minimum wage
http://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c2stdtp9quv8jcl334p7runh2fg
http://berniemoneybomb.com/
http://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/reddit-for-bernie
Fi... more »

+Bernie Sanders: "Don't underestimate me.
A day after #Bernie2016  spoke to 10,000 people in Wisconsin, fundraising numbers were released. +CNN reports: "Sanders raised $15 million in their first quarter. 400,000 donations from 250,000 donors."  https://twitter.com/danmericaCNN/status/616647652466401280

Average donation size $33.51  http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/sanders-raises-15-million-launching-presidential-bid-32185238

Move videos of the packed event and rousing speech in Madison:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRDvr6eCqkvN8SoZLGc_PGQ

Mark your calendar! Bernie Sanders Money Bomb: Donate 15 dollars on July 15th to support a $15 minimum wage
http://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c2stdtp9quv8jcl334p7runh2fg
http://berniemoneybomb.com/
http://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/reddit-for-bernie

Finally, the Top 10 Things You Can Do To Help Bernie
http://plus.google.com/u/0/+OleOlson/posts/QQhhWLbkcUJ

#FeelTheBern___

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2015-07-02 17:16:36 (4 comments, 11 reshares, 91 +1s)Open 

Top 10 Things You Can Do To Help Bernie Sanders
A TO-DO list for newcomers to the political process

So you love what +Bernie Sanders has to say, and want to help out. That rocks. Thank you for committing yourself to fixing what ails our country. Below is a checklist of concrete things you can do to help out with starting today. Remember, the only thing required for villains to win is for ordinary folks to do nothing.

1. Like/Follow/Share Bernie’s official pages on every social media site you are on
2. Sign up to volunteer, donate, and buy some merchandise
3. Get to know the issues
4. Register to vote
5. Start attending your local Democratic Party meetings
6. Train how to campaign effectively
7. Host events
8. Recruit volunteers
9. Talk to everyone about Bernie
10. Have fun!



1. Like/Follow/ShareBe... more »

Top 10 Things You Can Do To Help Bernie Sanders
A TO-DO list for newcomers to the political process

So you love what +Bernie Sanders has to say, and want to help out. That rocks. Thank you for committing yourself to fixing what ails our country. Below is a checklist of concrete things you can do to help out with starting today. Remember, the only thing required for villains to win is for ordinary folks to do nothing.

1. Like/Follow/Share Bernie’s official pages on every social media site you are on
2. Sign up to volunteer, donate, and buy some merchandise
3. Get to know the issues
4. Register to vote
5. Start attending your local Democratic Party meetings
6. Train how to campaign effectively
7. Host events
8. Recruit volunteers
9. Talk to everyone about Bernie
10. Have fun!



1. Like/Follow/Share Bernie’s official pages on every social media site you are on

Google+  http://plus.google.com/+BernieSanders
Facebook  http://www.facebook.com/BernieSanders
Twitter  http://twitter.com/BernieSanders
Instagram  http://i.instagram.com/PeopleForBernie/
Reddit  http://www.reddit.com/r/SandersForPresident/

Make sure to check on his posts daily. Like each one, consider leaving a well thought out comment, and share it using the hashtags: #Bernie2016 and/or #FeelTheBern 


2. Sign up to volunteer, donate, and buy some merchandise

Volunteer http://berniesanders.com/volunteer/ 
Donate http://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/bernie-100000
Shop http://store.berniesanders.com/

This grassroots movement is going to take a while to get organized, so don't expect them to give you events to volunteer for right away. Much of this will you figuring out yourself how best to help out. Sign up to volunteer anyways, and get on the mailing list to stay up to date on what's going on.  Bernie is not going to be selling himself out to the billionaires who are pillaging our country, so it is important to donate anything you can afford. Even $5 seriously helps. If you can afford it, but some merchandise from the store to wear proudly in public to spread the word. Be cautious of unofficial merch sites though unless they specifically promise to donate most of the proceeds to Bernie's campaign. 


3. Get to know the issues

http://berniesanders.com/issues/ 

We are not going to win over people unless we actually understand WHY Bernie's message is so compelling and why he actually has the solutions to what ails our country.  This means actually reading up on the issues so you not only understand them, but can explain them to people who don't pay attention, and also to counter the common counter-arguments by the shock troops of the oligarchy. Start with the big 3: Wealth Inequality, Getting Big Money Out of Politics, and Stopping Climate Change.


4. Register to vote as a Democrat

http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Voting/Register.shtml

Registering to vote can be easy or tedious depending on whether your state's political structure is designed to encourage or discourage people from exercising their democratic right to vote. Even if you identify more as an Independent, Green Party, etc., make sure you register as a Democrat since Bernie is running in the Democratic Party. Once you're registered, make sure you stay registered next year, because a certain party has a habit of purging people from the voter rolls so they show up and suddenly are ineligible to vote. 
    

5. Start attending your local Democratic Party meetings

http://asdc.democrats.org/state-parties/
http://www.berniefacts.com/state-primary-info-2016.html

Nearly every part of America has some type of local Democratic Party unit that meets regularly. Some local units are highly organized, have regular functions, and good attendance. Others may just have a few people meet a few times each year, but have more regular meetings at the state capitol or large metropolitan areas. Whatever the case, start attending these meetings and take an active role. 
     
While most Democrats that attend meetings will likely agree with most of what you do too, understand that unlike the Republican Party that has a very strictly enforced ideological conformity, the Democratic Party is a “big tent.”  There are progressive, centrist, and even some conservative Democrats, and we have a wide variety of views on a wide variety of issues. Many Democrats support Hillary. That's OK. You can point out some differences, but don't go negative. Stay positive. 

Bernie has the edge on the authenticity, a message that resonates, and enthusiasm so our numbers will continue to grow. Show up, be nice, stay respectful, and bring friends, especially those that don't traditionally vote. We need to have enough Bernie supporters going to all tiers of Democratic Party meetings to eventually win the primaries in each state. This is essential. 


6. Train how to campaign effectively

http://www.wellstone.org/events
http://www.democracyforamerica.com/trainings
http://www.progressivemajority.org/training

Getting someone elected is way more complicated than it should be since big money has turned it into slick advertising campaigns, so there is a lot to learn. The oligarchy spent 42% of the money in the 2014 election to try to buy the results they want. Understand that it is very difficult to counter this caliber of corruption in our campaign system, but progressive champions like Paul Wellstone have proven throughout history that we can win with grassroots, people-powered politics if we fight hard enough and have a good game plan. To win, we need to FOCUS our energy and enthusiasm, and this requires getting trained on the best ways to campaign.

See if you can attend one of the incredibly informative trainings offered by Camp Wellstone, Democracy For America, Progressive Majority, various unions, or even your state's Democratic Party. Most of these are 2 day seminars of intensive study and interactive exercises, although there are some slightly less effective online courses. There is a cost to these, but if you are poverty stricken, let them or your local Democratic unit know, and there is often assistance to help defray the costs. 


7. Host events

http://www.pdafund.com/events/cat.listevents/
http://www.peopleforbernie.com/meetup_event_resources

Digital Activism, or Clicktivism is a good start, but real world solutions require real world action. You can start by hosting events. A good way to begin is with a Bernie Party at your house, at a local park, or  at a local coffee shop, restaurant, or bar. Consider putting it on the Progressive Democrats of America and/or People For Bernie calendar. Spread the word locally, let the local media know about it, then have some good conversations!  


8. Recruit volunteers

If we are going to defeat big money in this campaign with our grassroots movement, we are going to need legions of volunteers. This means recruiting others into the fold. Set a goal to get 10 new people involved by the end of the year, and encourage them to bring in 10 more people each. Town by town, neighborhood by neighborhood, county by county, and state by state we can win this, but it requires actually doing something, persuading voters, and getting new people involved.


9. Talk to everyone about Bernie

Talk to friends, relatives, neighbors, coworkers, and random strangers that you bump into about Bernie. 


10. Have fun!

While the issues our nation and world are facing can be daunting, fixing them is a joyous endeavor. It's never a question of whether something is possible or not, but HOW we do it. We are lucky to be embarking on an epic quest of this magnitude. We are the tip of the spear of bold reform, and when we are finished, life will be better for all Americans. Have fun in your daily journey to make this happen. 

#FeelTheBern   #Bernie2016   #Politics   #Progressive  ___

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2015-07-02 16:21:47 (13 comments, 11 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

Hope was for 2008. Justice and PROGRESS in 2016!   #FeelTheBern  

HT +The Bitchy Pundit 

Hope was for 2008. Justice and PROGRESS in 2016!   #FeelTheBern  

HT +The Bitchy Pundit ___

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2015-07-02 04:22:08 (12 comments, 10 reshares, 87 +1s)Open 

And now for something completely different: a crow riding an eagle 

Photo by +Phoo Chan via:
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/07/free-ride-a-crow-catches-a-lift-on-the-back-of-a-bald-eagle/

HT +Paul Ferguson 

#Wildlife   #Birds   #Crows   #Eagles   #Nature  

And now for something completely different: a crow riding an eagle 

Photo by +Phoo Chan via:
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/07/free-ride-a-crow-catches-a-lift-on-the-back-of-a-bald-eagle/

HT +Paul Ferguson 

#Wildlife   #Birds   #Crows   #Eagles   #Nature  ___

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2015-07-02 02:00:41 (6 comments, 19 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

What do you think about this  #FeelTheBern  T-shirt I just ordered from +Rachel Martin art?
http://www.redbubble.com/people/rachelmartinart/works/15376269-feelthebern

I love the creative fan art that people are making. +Bernie Sanders is really inspiring.

#Bernie2016  

What do you think about this  #FeelTheBern  T-shirt I just ordered from +Rachel Martin art?
http://www.redbubble.com/people/rachelmartinart/works/15376269-feelthebern

I love the creative fan art that people are making. +Bernie Sanders is really inspiring.

#Bernie2016  ___

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2015-07-02 00:13:09 (12 comments, 6 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

Bernie Sanders is just about LIVE in Madison. ~10,000 in attendance, 4k 8k watching on youtube

Another livestream that is panning the crowd from MSNBC:  http://www.msnbc.com/shift/watch/live-sen-bernie-sanders-holds-rally-in-wi-474521667923

#FeelTheBern   #Bernie2016   #WIunion  

The Bernie Sanders rally in #MadisonWI  is live. Bernie speaking in 20 minutes

#FeelTheBern  ___Bernie Sanders is just about LIVE in Madison. ~10,000 in attendance, 4k 8k watching on youtube

Another livestream that is panning the crowd from MSNBC:  http://www.msnbc.com/shift/watch/live-sen-bernie-sanders-holds-rally-in-wi-474521667923

#FeelTheBern   #Bernie2016   #WIunion  

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2015-07-01 23:14:06 (9 comments, 8 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

I'm not a religious man, but I tire of conservative christians trying to turn Jesus into some greedy, intolerant warmonger

Link love for the artist http://thepaincomics.com/
HT +Bearman Cartoons for the artist link

I'm not a religious man, but I tire of conservative christians trying to turn Jesus into some greedy, intolerant warmonger

Link love for the artist http://thepaincomics.com/
HT +Bearman Cartoons for the artist link___

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2015-07-01 22:37:35 (15 comments, 4 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Emails Reveal That Hillary Clinton Thinks That Fox News Is Insane
I'm a Bernie Sanders supporter, but Hillary hits the nail on the head here

#FoxIsNotNews   #FoxPropaganda  

___Emails Reveal That Hillary Clinton Thinks That Fox News Is Insane
I'm a Bernie Sanders supporter, but Hillary hits the nail on the head here

#FoxIsNotNews   #FoxPropaganda  

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2015-07-01 21:50:49 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Pope Francis: We have created new idols. They worship of the golden calf of old has found a new and heartless image in the cult of money and dictatorship of an economy which is faceless and lacking any truly human goal.

#Quote   #PopeFrancis   #Greed  

Pope Francis: We have created new idols. They worship of the golden calf of old has found a new and heartless image in the cult of money and dictatorship of an economy which is faceless and lacking any truly human goal.

#Quote   #PopeFrancis   #Greed  ___

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2015-07-01 18:46:50 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Bernie Sanders Rips Presidential Candidates For Disgraceful Citizens United Money Grubbing

On the deadline day for quarterly presidential fundraising, Bernie Sanders ripped presidential candidates in both parties while calling for the overturning of Citizens United.

#FeelTheBern

Bernie Sanders Rips Presidential Candidates For Disgraceful Citizens United Money Grubbing

On the deadline day for quarterly presidential fundraising, Bernie Sanders ripped presidential candidates in both parties while calling for the overturning of Citizens United.

#FeelTheBern___

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2015-07-01 18:10:33 (6 comments, 14 reshares, 83 +1s)Open 

If the media was liberal like conservatives claim, the black church burnings would be the #1 story days running

There has been a disturbing string of arsons against churches with predominantly black congregations in the southeast since the Charleston massacre.

Major media outlets have only been halfheartedly reporting on this if at all. The contrast is speaking volumes about their priorities.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-black-churches-naacp-20150630-story.html___If the media was liberal like conservatives claim, the black church burnings would be the #1 story days running

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2015-07-01 07:23:13 (2 comments, 8 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

A 2-hour long video of various Bernie Sanders speaking events for those curious to get to know him better

The video is loosely organized into topics, but each speaking segment covers a wider net of issues. From this, observers can clearly see that Bernie’s message is not only consistent, but it is precisely what America needs.

#Bernie2016  

A 2-hour long video of various Bernie Sanders speaking events for those curious to get to know him better

The video is loosely organized into topics, but each speaking segment covers a wider net of issues. From this, observers can clearly see that Bernie’s message is not only consistent, but it is precisely what America needs.

#Bernie2016  ___

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2015-07-01 06:14:12 (55 comments, 16 reshares, 118 +1s)Open 

The Tea Party reaction to recent Supreme Court rulings

Also note that despite what Fox "News" says, this is actually the most conservative SCOTUS in probably the last century:  http://newsjunkiepost.com/2010/04/12/restoring-balance-to-the-supreme-court/

The Tea Party reaction to recent Supreme Court rulings

Also note that despite what Fox "News" says, this is actually the most conservative SCOTUS in probably the last century:  http://newsjunkiepost.com/2010/04/12/restoring-balance-to-the-supreme-court/___

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2015-07-01 02:15:46 (119 comments, 13 reshares, 145 +1s)Open 

+Alan Grayson: What do you say to the opponents of gay marriage? Mind your own business.
Or, as the Pope put it, “Who am I to judge?”

Note- edited to remove the double Pope quote.

#LGBT   #MarriageEquality  is equal protection under the law, part of the constitution. 

+Alan Grayson: What do you say to the opponents of gay marriage? Mind your own business.
Or, as the Pope put it, “Who am I to judge?”

Note- edited to remove the double Pope quote.

#LGBT   #MarriageEquality  is equal protection under the law, part of the constitution. ___

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2015-07-01 00:47:12 (122 comments, 14 reshares, 120 +1s)Open 

+Joe Rogan: There are only 2 reasons to hate gay marriage: either you're dumb or you're secretly worried that dicks are delicious.

There is actually some scientific backing to this: Psychologists- homophobia associated with homosexual arousal
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8772014

#LGBT   #Comedy   #Quote   #Psychology  

+Joe Rogan: There are only 2 reasons to hate gay marriage: either you're dumb or you're secretly worried that dicks are delicious.

There is actually some scientific backing to this: Psychologists- homophobia associated with homosexual arousal
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8772014

#LGBT   #Comedy   #Quote   #Psychology  ___

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2015-06-30 19:19:54 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Elizabeth Warren: 'I love what Bernie is talking about'
So do we!

HT +Senator Elizabeth Warren for inching closer to officially nominating Bernie. We hope to have your endorsement by the end of Summer.  and HT +The Ed Show for making sure the corporate media doesn't completely ignore Bernie!

#FeelTheBern   #Bernie2016  

Elizabeth Warren: 'I love what Bernie is talking about'
So do we!

HT +Senator Elizabeth Warren for inching closer to officially nominating Bernie. We hope to have your endorsement by the end of Summer.  and HT +The Ed Show for making sure the corporate media doesn't completely ignore Bernie!

#FeelTheBern   #Bernie2016  ___

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2015-06-30 18:27:22 (18 comments, 3 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Look at all that conservative Heritage!

It reads "Republican", but to be fair, I'd label this conservative heritage since my Democratic Party was plagued with southern conservative racists in it until Civil rights passed and they fled to the GOP. The Republican Party was once the party of Lincoln that favored abolition of slavery, but now is plagued by southern conservative racists. 

___Look at all that conservative Heritage!

It reads "Republican", but to be fair, I'd label this conservative heritage since my Democratic Party was plagued with southern conservative racists in it until Civil rights passed and they fled to the GOP. The Republican Party was once the party of Lincoln that favored abolition of slavery, but now is plagued by southern conservative racists. 

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2015-06-30 16:47:44 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Bernie Sanders Was for Full Gay Equality 40 Years Ago
Ideological consistency like this is extremely rare in the shifting world of public opinion. But from women's rights, to minority rights, to LGBT rights, to civil rights, to human rights, Bernie Sanders has been a consistently strong champion for them from the start. His views don't shift in the wind like other politicians. 

#bernie2016  

Bernie Sanders Was for Full Gay Equality 40 Years Ago

Letter from 1970s shows Sanders was way ahead of this curve.___Bernie Sanders Was for Full Gay Equality 40 Years Ago
Ideological consistency like this is extremely rare in the shifting world of public opinion. But from women's rights, to minority rights, to LGBT rights, to civil rights, to human rights, Bernie Sanders has been a consistently strong champion for them from the start. His views don't shift in the wind like other politicians. 

#bernie2016  

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2015-06-30 16:18:40 (0 comments, 10 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

I'll be DAMNED if we're going to balance the budget on the backs of the elderly, the sick, the children, and the poor. That's wrong. +Bernie Sanders 

#FeelTheBern  

___I'll be DAMNED if we're going to balance the budget on the backs of the elderly, the sick, the children, and the poor. That's wrong. +Bernie Sanders 

#FeelTheBern  

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2015-06-30 04:51:10 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Past Decisions
I'm just watching an episode of one of my favourite TV shows, Castle, and something Richard Castle says to his daughter Alexis got me thinking.

You see, I'm in a pretty good section of my life right now. I have two absolutely amazing daughters who make me very proud. I have an intelligent and beautiful wife, a job that pays the mortgage and is fun at the same time. I have (almost) everything I'd wish for (isn't there always something else and isn't that what makes life fun?), but it wasn't always like that.

I've been through bad times too. Actually there was a time when I could've been called the black sheep in the family. When I look back at those times I often think how different my current life could be if I hadn't made those mistakes. And then, watching TV, this quote by Richard Castle comes along:

"One... more »

Past Decisions
I'm just watching an episode of one of my favourite TV shows, Castle, and something Richard Castle says to his daughter Alexis got me thinking.

You see, I'm in a pretty good section of my life right now. I have two absolutely amazing daughters who make me very proud. I have an intelligent and beautiful wife, a job that pays the mortgage and is fun at the same time. I have (almost) everything I'd wish for (isn't there always something else and isn't that what makes life fun?), but it wasn't always like that.

I've been through bad times too. Actually there was a time when I could've been called the black sheep in the family. When I look back at those times I often think how different my current life could be if I hadn't made those mistakes. And then, watching TV, this quote by Richard Castle comes along:

"One day you'll look back and you'll realise that every experience you ever had, every seeming mistake or blind alley was actually a straight line to who you were meant to be." ~ Richard Castle

Maybe this is not the deepest thought I've ever heard, but it gives me a sense of content, of belonging. Maybe if I had done only one thing differently in my past life, maybe even one of those decisions I'm least proud of, I might not have those two wonderful daughters now whom I love more than life itself. Maybe I wouldn't be with that wonderful wife who drives me mad at least once a day. Maybe my life would've turned out differently, but I doubt it'd have turned out better.

May the Plus be with you,
+Jens Graikowski​​​___

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2015-06-30 02:57:37 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Sixth Great Mass Extinction Event Begins; 2015 on Pace to Become Hottest Year on Record
Scientists like Bill Nye ("the Science Guy") are warning us to expect even more weather extremes as anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) progresses. Study co-author Paul Ehrlich: "The study shows without any significant doubt that we are now entering the sixth great mass extinction event. There are examples of species all over the world that are essentially the walking dead."

#Science   #Environment   #ACD   #ClimateChange   #Climate   #Biosphere   #Life  

Sixth Great Mass Extinction Event Begins; 2015 on Pace to Become Hottest Year on Record
Scientists like Bill Nye ("the Science Guy") are warning us to expect even more weather extremes as anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) progresses. Study co-author Paul Ehrlich: "The study shows without any significant doubt that we are now entering the sixth great mass extinction event. There are examples of species all over the world that are essentially the walking dead."

#Science   #Environment   #ACD   #ClimateChange   #Climate   #Biosphere   #Life  ___

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2015-06-30 02:10:52 (20 comments, 16 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

Star Trek TOS predicted the Fox News effect

Star Trek TOS predicted the Fox News effect___

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2015-06-29 23:51:37 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

+Dirty Reggae Punx  in a group photo before Udderfest, a local hard rock festival deep in the countryside near my hometown
If you get a chance to see a #DRP  show, you will not be disappointed. They are like a cross between Gwar and Green Jellÿ with a touch of reggae. They are going back on tour in August along the east coast and elsewhere.  http://www.reverbnation.com/dirtyreggaepunx

#Udderfest   #HardRock   #LiveShows   #DirtyReggaePunx  

+Dirty Reggae Punx  in a group photo before Udderfest, a local hard rock festival deep in the countryside near my hometown
If you get a chance to see a #DRP  show, you will not be disappointed. They are like a cross between Gwar and Green Jellÿ with a touch of reggae. They are going back on tour in August along the east coast and elsewhere.  http://www.reverbnation.com/dirtyreggaepunx

#Udderfest   #HardRock   #LiveShows   #DirtyReggaePunx  ___

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2015-06-29 23:18:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Where the population of Europe is growing – and where it’s declining
An interactive zoom map

#Europe   #Demographics   #Maps  

Where the population of Europe is growing – and where it’s declining
An interactive zoom map

#Europe   #Demographics   #Maps  ___

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2015-06-29 22:45:23 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Republicans rigged the House through gerrymandering. Democrats can fight back at the ballot box

Gerrymandering sucks, but please be advised that if a handful of blue states didn't gerrymander, the conservative Republican gerrymandering would be even more profound. http://election.princeton.edu/2012/12/30/gerrymanders-part-1-busting-the-both-sides-do-it-myth/

Our focus must be on "red" states until balance is brought back. I'll even support letting conservatives have a slight advantage overall if we can just get it closer to balance. 

The problem is this: if good blue states are the only ones playing fair, the conservative robbing of democracy will only get worse, and as it stands, Democrats have to win every Solid, Likely, and Lean, Dem district, every Swing district, ever Lean GOP district, and most of the Likely Republican districts just to... more »

Time to get ballot initiatives across the country in the problem Gerrymandered areas (and I mean on both sides, not just red state gerrymandering, there are blue states that have done the same).___Republicans rigged the House through gerrymandering. Democrats can fight back at the ballot box

Gerrymandering sucks, but please be advised that if a handful of blue states didn't gerrymander, the conservative Republican gerrymandering would be even more profound. http://election.princeton.edu/2012/12/30/gerrymanders-part-1-busting-the-both-sides-do-it-myth/

Our focus must be on "red" states until balance is brought back. I'll even support letting conservatives have a slight advantage overall if we can just get it closer to balance. 

The problem is this: if good blue states are the only ones playing fair, the conservative robbing of democracy will only get worse, and as it stands, Democrats have to win every Solid, Likely, and Lean, Dem district, every Swing district, ever Lean GOP district, and most of the Likely Republican districts just to break even
http://cookpolitical.com/house/maps

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2015-06-29 21:21:33 (9 comments, 7 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

The southern conservative racist Dixiecrats went Republican after northern liberal Democrats rammed Civil Rights down their throats
But that doesn't stop modern conservative Republicans from trying to pretend that "Democrats are the REAL racists"! They also pretend MLK was a Republican, even though that isn't true either. Deception is the game of chronic liars who have no evidence or morality on their side. That's the difference. Don't let right wingers trick you or anyone you know.

___The southern conservative racist Dixiecrats went Republican after northern liberal Democrats rammed Civil Rights down their throats
But that doesn't stop modern conservative Republicans from trying to pretend that "Democrats are the REAL racists"! They also pretend MLK was a Republican, even though that isn't true either. Deception is the game of chronic liars who have no evidence or morality on their side. That's the difference. Don't let right wingers trick you or anyone you know.

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2015-06-29 20:24:02 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Stunning new image of +Bree Newsome taking down South Carolina's Racist Flag

YAY Bree!___Stunning new image of +Bree Newsome taking down South Carolina's Racist Flag

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2015-06-29 19:43:47 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Pope Francis recruits Naomi Klein in climate change battle
Social activist ‘surprised but delighted’ to join top cardinal in high-level environment conference at the Vatican

Pope Francis recruits Naomi Klein in climate change battle

"Naomi Klein and Cardinal Peter Turkson are to lead a high-level conference on the environment, bringing together churchmen, scientists and activists to debate climate change action. Klein, who campaigns for an overhaul of the global financial system to tackle climate change, told the Observer she was surprised but delighted to receive the invitation from Turkson’s office."___Pope Francis recruits Naomi Klein in climate change battle
Social activist ‘surprised but delighted’ to join top cardinal in high-level environment conference at the Vatican

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2015-06-29 19:22:45 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

The right wing fear mongering and chronic ignorance over what they term "socialism" is hilarious
Of course, if Republicans actually accepted impartial evidence instead of having to resort to fear mongering, they'd probably be Democrats!

#Politics   #PolitcalHumor   #Socialism   #Funny  

The right wing fear mongering and chronic ignorance over what they term "socialism" is hilarious
Of course, if Republicans actually accepted impartial evidence instead of having to resort to fear mongering, they'd probably be Democrats!

#Politics   #PolitcalHumor   #Socialism   #Funny  ___

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2015-06-29 18:48:07 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Conservatives are wrong. The Supreme Court is still the most conservative in about a Century

Conservatives have been trying to complain that the recent LGBT Marriage Equality ruling by the SCOTUS is due to "unelected liberal Justices legislating from the bench". That is as absurd as saying Fox "News" has a liberal bias. 

4 out of 5 of the most ultraconservative Justices in the last century are on the Supreme Court today. To make matters worse, the "swing" vote is the 10th most conservative Justice in the last century. Table:

The 10 Most UltraConservative Supreme Court Justices:
Justice  %Conservative
1. Thomas  0.82 (current Justice)
2. Rehnquist  0.82
3. Scalia  0.76 (current Justice)
4. Roberts  0.75 (current Justice)
5. Alito  0.74 (current Justice)
6. Burger  0.74
7. O’Connor 0.68
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Conservatives are wrong. The Supreme Court is still the most conservative in about a Century

Conservatives have been trying to complain that the recent LGBT Marriage Equality ruling by the SCOTUS is due to "unelected liberal Justices legislating from the bench". That is as absurd as saying Fox "News" has a liberal bias. 

4 out of 5 of the most ultraconservative Justices in the last century are on the Supreme Court today. To make matters worse, the "swing" vote is the 10th most conservative Justice in the last century. Table:

The 10 Most UltraConservative Supreme Court Justices:
Justice  %Conservative
1. Thomas  0.82 (current Justice)
2. Rehnquist  0.82
3. Scalia  0.76 (current Justice)
4. Roberts  0.75 (current Justice)
5. Alito  0.74 (current Justice)
6. Burger  0.74
7. O’Connor  0.68
8. Powell 0.68
9. Whittaker  0.67
10. Kennedy 0.65 (current Justice)
Citation: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1126403 

How conservative is the Supreme Court? By anyones measure, extremely conservative. In the last century, Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, and Samuel Alito rank 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th respectively. Even Anthony Kennedy, the supposed swing vote in the Supreme Court is the 10th most conservative Justice since 1937. Justice John Paul Stevens summed up the situation, “Including myself, every judge who’s been appointed to the court since Lewis Powell has been more conservative than his or her predecessor.”

#MarriageEquality   #SCOTUS   #SupremeCourt   #Jurisprudence   #JudicialBranch  ___

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