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John Blossom123,158End of the Mayan calendar got you down? Celebrate the destruction of the universe on this On-Air Hangout! What are your predictions for the end of time? What will you do with all that spare time? Come join us - if we're all still here...Celebrate the Apocalypse on 12-21-12!2012-12-21 18:30:0010 

John Hardy didn't vote for Abbott has been shared in 159 public circles

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Susannah Birch5,126AUSTRALIAN FRUIT SALAD CIRCLEHere is a selection of interesting and active people on Google Plus. You'll find a mix of politics, humor, bloggers, businesses, photographers and who knows what else! Enjoy!  #Aussie   #Australia   #Circle  #Circles #Sharing #Engagers  2014-11-18 23:41:0343111
Michael Junghans10,859A big thank you. Great to be connected with you :-)Please share | +#sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare   #circlesharing   #teamelite   #teamelitecircle   #teameliteengagercircle    #sharedcircle #cerchiacondivisa   #condividicerchia   #cerchiadiitaliani   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #circleshare  #bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare 2014-10-26 18:14:54501739
Becky Collins17,256Entrepreneurs & Freelancers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-07 05:03:53447001
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
Ole Olson46,666This is my original circle of progressives on G+. Add it for some hard hitting, unapologetic political information geared toward activating forward progress in America. 2014-06-28 03:56:553636518
Michael Ginsburg284#sharedcircle  of #Australians  on Google+. Over 1400 people in the circle but Google+ only allows to share 500 at a time.If you want to be added to the circle, please like and comment (so I am not accused of spamming) and also I need to be able to verify you are in #australia . Pages welcome provided again they are #Australian  and I can verify that. If there is a lot of interest from pages, I might consider starting a separate circle for #Australian pages.2014-05-22 00:25:16501414
Paul Snedden16,109Advance Australia ShareThe CircleWhat an absolutely amazing response I got after I asked for your favourite #Aussie  G+ers. Here is the circle, as promised, with 372 amazing reasons why I love this great country of ours.There's a lot of people to thank, so here goes.The Contributors+Mz Maau +Charles Strebor +Jaana Nyström +Kamal Tailor +Lady Fran W +Clint Fudge +Kära Cathryn +Stephen Lord +Phillip Tyson +Kathryn van Nieuwkerk +Belinda Kamel +Paul Pavlinovich +Alizah MacLeod +James Brown +Chris Anderson +Neale Oxley +Aleta Curry +Shinae Choi Robinson +2014-05-11 11:36:433721662548
andi steven320please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-09 04:02:2150111514
Maksim Tauzhnyanskiy1,193#1 Делюсь с вами активным кругом! Хотите много общения и +1? тогда этот круг для вас ;)Активные пользователи которыми я горжусь! ;Р__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddMeToYourCircles #AddPeople #Affiliate #afo #AllSortsOfPeople #Art #AstroPhotography #AuthorCircle #Authorshelpingauthors #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomeIdeas #AwesomeIndividuals #AwesomeJuice #AwesomeNess #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #Best #bestengager2014-05-08 07:40:55482271431
Tourej Ansari16,188My new Worldwide circle of travelerPlease plus, comment add and share! These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content you produce. This circle contains people who have Plussed my posts within the last few weeks.#CircleShare #SharedCircles #Circle #CircleOfTheDay #SharedPublicCircles #GooglePlusTips #Google+ #Google #teamelitecircle #Hearingaids #Hearing #PublicCircle #SocialMedia #Engagers #TeamElite #Circles #EliteInnerCircle #HearingLoss 2014-05-05 10:00:50483241545
Ryan Johnson2,352sharedcircle   #publiccircleshare     #circleshare     #circleoftheday  #circleshares     #circlesharing     #circlesshare    #publicsharedcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircle   #todayspublicsharedcircle  #todayssharedcircle     #publiccircle   #circle     #circles    #awesome   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #shareyourcircle     #bestengagers   #followers   #followback     #awesomecircles  #topsharedcircle   #topsharedcircle     #myseoissocial     #besocial     #socializethesocial     #trust   #circles   #sharedcircle     #followers      #social     #socialnetworking     2014-04-16 05:12:352629212
Shashi S5,567Circle of Great Engagers________________________There is no doubt this is one of the most powerful group of engager's who will make your time of exploring worthwhile in Google Plus. Share and enjoy...Sorry if I missed anyone. Please comment I'll include you in the next shared circle. :)Also, This is a Great Circle and includes Google+   #TopEngagers : really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.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 your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle (include yourself) *3 - add +1 to the post4 - *Start something new and share with the world of google plusMore you share more you get!__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #Friday #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   #influencermarketing #sundaycircle  2014-04-11 10:40:52294211430
John Nuntiatio33,101#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health #tennis #europe   #asia   #america   #africa   #australia   #football   #golf   #basketball   #news  2014-04-09 06:25:5632961213
John Nuntiatio32,035#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health2014-04-02 19:40:104824125
Alister Macintyre42,106Do not confuse this circle with the one I have on Native American Indian interests.  My India Circle has people whose lives have either passed thru the great nation of India, are there now, or interested in India.  My interests range world wide, some nations more than others.  I recently started an Asia circle, and tried to pour into it my circles for Australia, China, Japan, India, some other countries, but bumped into another of G+ silly ceilings.  I have circles for several major regions of the world, including Middle East, Eu-W, and Eu-other.  I also have circles for specific nations like Germany and Haiti.2014-03-27 18:26:53148002
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:45475126
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:00475125
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:45:28475014
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:44:37475126
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:43:264755010
John Nuntiatio29,392#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-10 06:55:19356117
John Nuntiatio29,392#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-10 06:55:003561094
Alister Macintyre41,863Here is my circle of people interested in Asia or actually there.  I tried to add more to this circle (My India circle is bigger) but sometimes G+ won't let me do some things.While I follow the story of MH 370 flight down in Asia, I will be sharing my updates with this circle, and a few others.2014-03-09 23:08:58183212
John Nuntiatio29,361#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-09 11:43:13251109
Ian Archibald16,093Circle of Google PlussersSo, I often get asked Who should I circle?  I say whomever strikes your interest. Find topics of interest and connect with those people who share that interest.I would very much like to share with you "my" circle of Plussers of whom I LOVE to engage with.  There are people in science, sports, networking, technology, comics, art and medicine found inside, and likely some others as well.  I've been spending the last couple years curating this list.I hope that you will connect with some of these folks!Have a great weekend everyone!2014-02-15 01:16:53326182225
Ian Archibald14,517Google PlussersThis would be my circle of other awesome people who I have connected with over the past couple years here on Google+. Some awesome people here!As the cool kids say, These kids are dopeI don't take requests to add to this circle. To be added, engage with me, and the others here. You'll be noticed, trust me.2014-01-27 23:35:29320221729
Ole Olson38,548٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶If you're looking for some of the BEST engagers on Google+, this is it.Top notch commentary, good content support, and some out of this world posts to boot. =========================================I sculpted this circle personally over the last year, and this is it's first full release. The Top Engagers is guaranteed to make your G+ experience better. =========================================    #publicsharedcircles       #publiccircle       #circle         #circles    #thebigcommunity   #kingcircle #topcircleshare   #awesome       #awesomepeople       #shareyourcircle    #circleoftheday         #circleshare       #circlesharing           #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-01-27 09:48:552507711
CircleCount67,537Profiles/Pages having a CircleCount link on their about page.This is the follow up link to this post: https://plus.google.com/+CircleCount/posts/Uoru6vQw9gnThanks for the idea +Luc Suy, these are all awesome people/pages ;)Thanks for using CircleCount to all!2014-01-06 21:45:0633721424
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,563My Christmas Circle Share...have a great christmas and holidays everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-26 03:38:50501314
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,563My Christmas Circle Share...have a great christmas and holidays everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-26 03:37:41494222
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,473My Friday Late Friday Circle Share...have a great weekend everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-22 01:27:26500204
Justin Hart7,625Circle Share for December 20th...nice circle with a great variety of people and content...enjoy! 1. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-21 03:58:12501181135
David Leonhardt2,546I built on the Sunday Circle by +Ian Archibald to spread it even further.Recommended:1. Plus the circle.2. Leave a comment3. Save the circle as one of your own circles (Click on "Add people" to do this).4. Share the circle as I am doing now (but don't forget to "Include yourself" when sharing).5. Get offline for a while, too.  :-).#circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing#followers #social #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshared    #sharedcircleoftheday #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomepeople   #circlecount  #newfollowers   #googleplus  2013-12-16 01:30:4323211213
Ian Archibald9,118Sunday Circle Share of Google PlussersThis is my top circle filled with some of the top Google Plussers, Engagers, and Educators.  You will also find some people you likely don't know, but should.You all know people like +Mike Allton +Michael Q Todd +Christine DeGraff and +Billy Funk who bring the awesome every day. But do you know +Rusty Ferguson +Milan Pavlovic +Steven Krohn +David Oldenburg or +Brandee Sweesy ?  All of whom are simply awesome people who have a lot of great content, and engage!.Add this circle to your own today.  If you have other Engagers, add them to the circle, share it out and tag me in your share. Always looking for more engagers!I would be honoured if you would +1, Comment and Share this circle.Hope you all have a fantastic week!!2013-12-15 14:08:26229221330
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,322Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Add  +Best Cars 2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-12-15 05:39:26494202
Brett Gibson5,754It's been a while since I've shared my "Australia" circle (probably 12 months) - *But I do keep it up to date. *Inactive people or Brands are kicked out. New ones are added. So here are the 100+1 (me) Australian's I think that are worth following on G+cc: +Paul Snedden +Kamal Tailor Cheers Gibbo.2013-12-12 03:08:26101938
Francesco Zambelli527#circlesharing   #circleshare   #topengagers   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   a very good circle is being built... to be included you have to1) share this circle2) +1 to this post3) comment it.2013-11-07 19:36:45198117
Johnny Huntington0#webdesign #sharedcircles #webdevelopment  Here is a great shared circle of Professional Web Designers.2013-11-04 13:45:45501003
J.T. Smith40These are all people I was recommended to follow! They are currently in my Temporary circle, and I'll follow them permanently based on their engagement with me in the next day or so! #circleshare    #sharedcircles   #publiccircle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circlemaster   #circle   #addmetoyourcircles   #addmetocircles   #addmenow   #addmepleasethanks  2013-10-19 19:57:21492207
Silvio De Rossi2,696It's a Circle Time my Google+ #friends! :DThis is super #Sharedcircle of #topengagers, a group of interesting people who share unique and original content. The name of this Circle is #ExplorerCircle!What are you waiting to add them to your circles? :)To be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1) Do +1 t the post2) Comment the post and specify your "category" (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)3) Include the circle among your circles4) Share the circle (include yourself)5) Smile to life, sun in sunshine.Special thanks my dear #friends and #followers:+Raffaele Romeo Arena +Tancredi Matranga +Jasmina Brozović +Sam Stormborn OrmandyHave a good life!#topsharedcircle   #facciamolastoria   #leonardo   #deroplus   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial  #trust #circles  #circleshare  #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social   2013-10-13 18:10:20494712665
Doroteya Delcheva1,214A nice circle to explore G+: ...  to meet people; to discover places; to appreciate the nature; to approach arts, science and technologies; … (updated October 11th, '13)#circles  #circleshare  #sharedcircle  #circlesharing #followers #social2013-10-11 17:09:36490774083
Mario Falcetti20,881A nice circle to explore G+: ...  to meet people; to discover places; to appreciate the nature; to approach arts, science and technologies; … (updated October 11th, '13)#circles  #circleshare  #sharedcircle  #circlesharing #followers #social2013-10-11 16:43:11491279133240
Ole Olson20,256Top Circlers on the GooglesphereI've been sharing one and only one circle per day lately, picking the most interesting ones I've found. My goal is to share a diverse selection of circles, some based on topics like the environment, or interests like scifi, or well designed share circles. Probably about time I share one of my OWN circles for a change!Below is my recently updated Top Circles circle. These folks have a good track record of forging excellent share circles. Add them immediately.  #HashtagZoo  (concept courtesy of +Peter Edenist) #Circles   #Sharedcircles   #PublicCircles   #topcircles   #circlequeen   #circlemaster   #SharingIsCaring  2013-08-15 08:12:489515820
Uniikii0Uniikii's networking #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   #sharedcircles                 #2013-08-14 15:07:53483309
Domus Vitae Inc.153Shared Circle of #entrepreneurs  www.domusvitae.ca   #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   2013-08-05 19:31:504824114
Dallas McMillan7,412Circle from the land downunder - Australia's top 200 PlussersWho are Australia's most followed people on Google Plus?I've put together this circle of Australia's top 200 profiles (by follower numbers - not engagement - some aren't particularly active) on Google Plus.It's pretty interesting to see the types of profiles which make the cut.Here is my quick overview:By far the most dominant characteristic of the top 200 are photographers - professional and amateur.The other notable individuals are a couple of cricketers in the top 10, a smattering of celebrity chefs, musicians, writers, artists, models and other celebrities.There are also fair numbers of Google employees, IT workers, social media and marketing types as well as a decent number of scientists and mathematicians. The only politician I noticed was Malcolm Turnbull - the Prime Minister and Leader of the opposition are conspicuous by their absence.I got the list from +CircleCount http://www.circlecount.com/au/profileslist/ and I've made a few tweaks - removing a couple of profiles that were inactive or had moved away from Australia. There were a number of others which probably don't belong as they now work in the USA or elsewhere.  #australia   #australianphotographers   #circleshare  I've notified members of the circle - let me know if you don't want to be listed.2013-08-04 14:24:522009213
Markos Giannopoulos5,491Geeks rule! // +CircleCount has added a new tag system (see announcement here http://bit.ly/15XaDov). Thousands of profiles have been tagged already, so here are the top (by number of followers) geek-tagged plussers (full list at http://bit.ly/134FoFN) The top ten: 1) +Robert Scoble 2) +Amanda Blain 3) +Darya Pino Rose 4) +Michelle Marie 5) +Brian Matiash 6) +Wick Sakit 7) +Joe Azure 8) +Keith Barrett 9) +Derek Ross 10) +Ahmed Zeeshan  For other rankings see also - Most popular geeks by comments/+1's/shares http://bit.ly/16SAddw- Most engaging geeks http://bit.ly/15XdZYm #circleshare   #circlesunday   #geeks  2013-07-21 15:19:0049018312
Ole Olson17,448This is my #SocialMedia  circle. The focalizers in here must contribute something to either enhance the G+ experience (technical, apps, guides, or just outstanding regular user advice) or have an expertise about another social media site. I've known many of these folks for years (many of them from my old days on +Digg). #PublicCircles   #SharedCircles   #circleoftheday  2013-07-15 09:31:47146808
Daniel Mihai Popescu4,968A circle based on +Richard Green's last creation! Add it to yours, share it! They all have some wonderful spark in them!If you're notified, you're in! Sorry to disturb you with the notification! If you want out, just say so :)2013-06-19 09:59:4539032733
Steven Krohn1,616The Popular Choice Circle________________________Richard Green originally shared:Here's version 2 of my Popular Choice circle. The members of this circle were nominated for inclusion here (http://goo.gl/vY07d). Anecdotal evidence suggests that this circle is a pretty good one to add: after the last share, somebody that I follow made the comment:I have to admit I have never had so many people add me back so shortly after adding a shared circle.As guest members of the circle this time, I'm including everyone who has created a circle with me in it in the last four weeks, including +Chris Cota, +Steven Krohn, +Marlo Angelo Tito, +Leo Walsh, +Cesare Riccardo, +Michael Bennett, +1212Scenery, +Daniel Mihai Popescu, +Gai Xinh, +Mithu Hassan, +Daniel Stock, +Marino Puletti, +Christy Sandhoff, +Johnathan Yesson, +Roleta Anedotas, +Linda Dee, +Mariusz Zapart, +César Bustíos Benites, +Andrea Orselli, +Katherine Vucicevic, +Networx, +Rome Heels, +Thumb up your Followers ►, +AyJay Schibig, +Zbynek Kysela, +Ewart Corrigan, +Hamilton Carter, +Don Dobbie, +Brian Buckley, +Wajahat Khan, +Crazy Circles, +Laurent Jean Philippe, +Maria Leoni and +Wolfgang Wodeck.  I'd especially like to thank +Scott Buehler, +Ludovic Moreeuw and +Science on Google+: A Public Database for including me in some particularly exciting circles: the Hyperball, the VIIP Circle and the Smokin' Science Circle, respectively.And now the surprise feature: I invite everyone to leave a comment on (the original post of) this circle share containing a link to one of your own posts. Ideally, this should be something that you posted recently and that you are particularly pleased with. (Don't post spam though; I will delete it.)2013-06-18 14:06:1838425937

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2014-11-27 10:38:38 (20 comments, 5 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

#australia   #auspol  

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2014-11-27 10:38:38 (20 comments, 5 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-28 12:27:22 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Like Louisiana in the USA, the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has a severe land erosion problem. Every year it gets smaller and smaller and one day, probably some time around 2095, it will be so small that it will vanish from the map completely.

State on a Plate

Get your tasty #AboutAustralia  morsals here

What we mean by "New South Wales" in the 21st century is something quite different from what it meant in 1788, 1825 or 1859.

+State Records NSW was fortunate to come across this wonderful ceramic plate showing maps of the Australian colonies or states with the caption ‘Australia - Growth of a Nation'

But why does what we mean by New South Wales even matter? Understanding our changing borders can help us to understand what we can find in the archives of the State we now know as New South Wales!

Have a click through the images, and watch a nation grow.....

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#straya   #aussie   #downunder   #australia  ___Like Louisiana in the USA, the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has a severe land erosion problem. Every year it gets smaller and smaller and one day, probably some time around 2095, it will be so small that it will vanish from the map completely.

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2014-11-28 07:50:31 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

We really need to get rid of these mongrels.
Put the Libs last.

Via +Jim Munro​

We really need to get rid of these mongrels.
Put the Libs last.

Via +Jim Munro​___

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2014-11-28 07:41:55 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Read this

After taking a few days off from Google+ to calm myself down, I've decided to write about Ferguson and how it relates to me. I felt it was best to write on +Medium to avoid the giant post that won't get read. It's a 9 minute read written in my classic style of writing, for your Turkey Day festivities.

#Ferguson  ___Read this

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2014-11-28 03:40:57 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

This is what happens when you call the cops.

It's a catchy tune and it's supporting a good cause - the child who was injured by the SWAT Team.

via +robhustle 

This is what happens when you call the cops.

It's a catchy tune and it's supporting a good cause - the child who was injured by the SWAT Team.

via +robhustle ___

2014-11-28 03:24:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

If there was ever a man born to play Santa...

I'm Santa tonight at a community event. More excited than I really ought to be!___If there was ever a man born to play Santa...

2014-11-27 23:18:08 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

"If you get your news through the Fairfax press, Guardian Australia, the ABC or the leftist online services, you would believe the election of the Abbott government was a terrible mistake."
— Maurice Newman 

"If you get your news through the Fairfax press, Guardian Australia, the ABC or the leftist online services, you would believe the election of the Abbott government was a terrible mistake."
— Maurice Newman ___

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2014-11-27 22:16:46 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

#australia   #auspol   #tonyabbott   #COALition   #LNP   #budget2014  

#australia   #auspol   #tonyabbott   #COALition   #LNP   #budget2014  ___

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2014-11-27 10:38:38 (20 comments, 5 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

It's the "for life" bit that shits me the most.

#australia   #auspol  ___It's the "for life" bit that shits me the most.

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2014-11-27 10:28:49 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Overuse and abuse of this limited resource is a crime.

NEW! Remember when the state rationed democracy in case it ran out? More information here: http://scarfolk.blogspot.com/2014/11/democracy-rationing-public-information.html___Overuse and abuse of this limited resource is a crime.

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2014-11-27 08:29:31 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Good to see Labor sending some of their best and brightest to represent us here in the state seat of Essendon.

Danny Pearson: Australian Labor Party
Pearson worked for lobbying firm Hawker Brittan for 14 years in lobbying, issue management and government relations. He previously worked in the office of Steve Bracks. More recently Pearson has been Managing Director of Connect2Government, Australia's First Digital Lobbying Agency.

Translation: Danny hasn't worked a day in his life. After leaving state premier Bracks' office, he spent 14 years waiting for a safe seat to be offered to him, killing the time by doing lunch with various party hacks. Lobbying is a profession even less honourable than politics and it is what Danny hopes to return to after securing his extremely generous politician's superannuation by serving a mere 8 years in parliament. Danny has a... more »

Good to see Labor sending some of their best and brightest to represent us here in the state seat of Essendon.

Danny Pearson: Australian Labor Party
Pearson worked for lobbying firm Hawker Brittan for 14 years in lobbying, issue management and government relations. He previously worked in the office of Steve Bracks. More recently Pearson has been Managing Director of Connect2Government, Australia's First Digital Lobbying Agency.

Translation: Danny hasn't worked a day in his life. After leaving state premier Bracks' office, he spent 14 years waiting for a safe seat to be offered to him, killing the time by doing lunch with various party hacks. Lobbying is a profession even less honourable than politics and it is what Danny hopes to return to after securing his extremely generous politician's superannuation by serving a mere 8 years in parliament. Danny has a strong set of values, all of which revolve around furthering his career and making useful and high paying corporate lobbying connections. Vote 1 Danny___

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2014-11-27 05:18:37 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Opinion: "Was Michael Brown a demon or the Incredible Hulk?"
http://aje.me/1uJlcWJ

Opinion: "Was Michael Brown a demon or the Incredible Hulk?"
http://aje.me/1uJlcWJ___

2014-11-27 04:17:48 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Peter Lee:
Ferguson: The Problem Isn’t Black People
America has done a pretty good job of getting the middle class to fear poor black guys instead of rich white men.

Consider Mike Brown Exhibit, oh I don’t know, 1,000,001.

Because that’s a rough guesstimate the number of African-American men currently enmeshed in the gears of the US penal system, incarcerated in prisons, held in jails , on probation, or on parole or, in sum, as the Pew Charitable Trustput it in 2009, “under correctional control.” 

Correctional control rates are highly concentrated by race and geography: 1 in 11 black adults (9.2 percent) versus 1 in 27 Hispanic adults (3.7 percent) and 1 in 45 white adults (2.2 percent); 1 in 18 men (5.5 percent) versus 1 in 89 women (1.1 percent).  The rates can be extremely high in certain neighborhoods.  In one block-group of Detroit'sEast Side, for... more »

Peter Lee:
Ferguson: The Problem Isn’t Black People
America has done a pretty good job of getting the middle class to fear poor black guys instead of rich white men.

Consider Mike Brown Exhibit, oh I don’t know, 1,000,001.

Because that’s a rough guesstimate the number of African-American men currently enmeshed in the gears of the US penal system, incarcerated in prisons, held in jails , on probation, or on parole or, in sum, as the Pew Charitable Trustput it in 2009, “under correctional control.” 

Correctional control rates are highly concentrated by race and geography: 1 in 11 black adults (9.2 percent) versus 1 in 27 Hispanic adults (3.7 percent) and 1 in 45 white adults (2.2 percent); 1 in 18 men (5.5 percent) versus 1 in 89 women (1.1 percent).  The rates can be extremely high in certain neighborhoods.  In one block-group of Detroit's East Side, for example, 1 in 7 adult men (14.3 percent) is under correctional control. 

The black adult male population aged 18 to 64 roughs out at about 12 million x 9.2%, well you get the picture.

More recent data for incarceration rates are at the U.S. government’s Bureau of Justice Statistics:

Imprisonment rate ofsentenced state and federal prisoners per 100,000 U.S. residents, by sex, race,Hispanic origin, and age,

Total 478

Male 904 White 466 Black 2,805Hispanic 1,134 Other 963

Female 65 White 51 Black 113 Hispanic 66 Other 90

In other words, black male adults are six times more likely to be in prison than the population as a whole, three times more than the average for the male population.  More than one third of the state and federal prison population (540,000+ out of about 1.5 million) is black.

As to whether this is an unfortunate coincidence born of particular patterns of misbehavior among African Americans, I have my doubts.

Fact is, to characterize this issue as fundamentally one of racism—though excellent and important work has done on the persistence of racism and its role in selective enforcement and incarceration, particularly in the area of drug laws--may, in my opinion, actually miss the point.

Maybe it reflects the use of race-biased law enforcement to reinforce the narrative that America’s problem is Mr. African-American Adult Male…

…while the problem—and the solution—may actually be somewhere else.

My personal suspicion is that the US political and social system has a vested interest in black alienation.  

Maybe it is good politics to abuse African Americans, goad and provoke them, escalate the fear and anger on both sides, force an angry reaction and respond with a fear-laden counterreaction, so an economically disadvantaged community has its hands full staying out of jail and not getting shot, and isn’t thinking about forming common cause with other disadvantaged or less-advantaged groups to stick it to the rich guy in the next election.

In other words, it’s not Fear of a Black Voting Bloc; it’s Fear of a Unified Lower & Middle Class Voting Bloc.

And alienation cuts both ways.

Other groups are more concerned with the undeniable and understandable anger in the black community, and worrying about its consequences for them—and looking out for Number 1--than they are in finding common ground.

One of the most interesting transitions occurred in the 1990s, as far as I can remember.  Old fashioned Democratic liberalism and its doppelganger, noblesse oblige white shoe Republicanism, fell by the wayside.  I associated old liberalism with the idea that problems existed in society, and it was up to an enlightened electorate to remedy them using the interventionist power of the government as channeled and constrained by the constitution.  Silly me.

What came after, with the collapse of communism, I guess, and its perceived challenge to the Western formula for social justice, was the idea of neo-liberalism, that there was a near-perfect set of constitutional, electoral, and economic mechanisms, and interference with those mechanisms is what caused the problems.  So it was up to disadvantaged groups to use the machinery properly, and up to the society to enforce the criminal and political rules that kept the bad, the greedy, and misguided from gumming up the works. System’s workin’ but some people ain’t working hard enough.  That’s the problem.

If my model’s right, black political agency was attacked pretty much the same way that the union power was destroyed, by demonizing its demands as false entitlement and denigrating its needs as a call for privilege that degraded the overall functioning and fairness of the system. 

In other words, it’s up to America’s most marginalized, underprivileged, and over-incarcerated minority to solve its problems before we can talk about shared problems.  In other words, never gonna happen.  And for some people, that’s just fine.

Not just the hyper rich.

For Mr. White Middle Class Americans, pressure’s off.  Just sit back and let the miracle of liberal free market democracy work while the cops keep the troublemakers bottled up.  We’ll cut your taxes and put more cops on the streets. Hell, I’ll take that deal.  Hell, I took that deal.

But the problems—the alienation—seems to be getting worse instead of better.

So it doesn’t seem surprising that the system might have a vested interest in encouraging and escalating black alienation, so it makes sense that local police are shooting and killing young black men, women, and children.

As to whether this was a conscious plan or some ineluctable alchemy of class and race relations, well, I guess I’ll leave that to the philosophers for a while.

But for the time being, I guess the message is Black Lives Matter More Than White Privilege.  That includes Mike Brown’s life…and my privileges. 
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2014-11-27 02:24:56 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-26 11:31:16 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-26 11:04:16 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Read this. 

Read this. ___

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2014-11-26 10:40:37 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-25 22:34:26 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

#australia   #auspol   #worldheritage   #wilderness   #conservation   #rainforest  

#australia   #auspol   #worldheritage   #wilderness   #conservation   #rainforest  ___

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2014-11-25 21:50:01 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

More than 10 high rise towers (20+ storeys high) are to be built around the Moonee Valley racecourse against the wishes of the local residents. The local council has been overridden by the planning minister. This government is out of control. Throw Napthine Out!

More than 10 high rise towers (20+ storeys high) are to be built around the Moonee Valley racecourse against the wishes of the local residents. The local council has been overridden by the planning minister. This government is out of control. Throw Napthine Out!___

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2014-11-25 21:40:51 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

This horrendous Cthulhu must be stopped before it consumes Royal Park. Throw Napthine Out!

This horrendous Cthulhu must be stopped before it consumes Royal Park. Throw Napthine Out!___

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2014-11-25 21:27:02 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

"And to prove that you are one of us, Malcolm, you must gut the ABC as well."

"And to prove that you are one of us, Malcolm, you must gut the ABC as well."___

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2014-11-25 10:06:06 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

All hail the Duck God

All hail the Duck God___

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2014-11-25 10:00:37 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Great image and quite different from the stiff poses that came to represent photographic portraiture in the 19th century.

In this image you can get sense Cornelius, the photographer, in action. He stands still just long enough to get a blur free exposure but you can see that he's already thinking about the next step.

First Known Selfie 1839

The word selfie has only been around for a short number of years, becoming "word of the year" in 2013. The earliest usage of the word selfie has been traced back to 2002 when it first appeared in an Australian internet forum (ABC Online). But regardless of what title we give this graphical expression, the art of photographic self portraiture has been around for quite a while.

Robert Cornelius, an American pioneer in photography, produced a daguerreotype of himself in 1839 which is also one of the first photographs of a person. Because the process was slow, Cornelius was able to run into the shot for a minute or more, and then replace the lens cap. He recorded on the back "The first light Picture ever taken. 1839."

#firstknownselfie  

source: +Wikipedia ___Great image and quite different from the stiff poses that came to represent photographic portraiture in the 19th century.

In this image you can get sense Cornelius, the photographer, in action. He stands still just long enough to get a blur free exposure but you can see that he's already thinking about the next step.

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2014-11-24 09:12:26 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

So Bush Telegraph is going from the ABC as well as a host of other country services. That will upset the Nat's country voters no end.

Rupert meanwhile has wired his instructions quite unambiguously to Abbott: the ABC is to get out of digital because if he hasn't worked out how to make money out of it yet he sure doesn't want any competition coming from the government broadcaster of all places.

Despite big job losses however the ABC is doubling down and investing in digital big time. It is after all where the next generation of ABC viewers is at. Except the country viewers of course because, well, NBN.

So Bush Telegraph is going from the ABC as well as a host of other country services. That will upset the Nat's country voters no end.

Rupert meanwhile has wired his instructions quite unambiguously to Abbott: the ABC is to get out of digital because if he hasn't worked out how to make money out of it yet he sure doesn't want any competition coming from the government broadcaster of all places.

Despite big job losses however the ABC is doubling down and investing in digital big time. It is after all where the next generation of ABC viewers is at. Except the country viewers of course because, well, NBN.___

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2014-11-24 00:34:55 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

a nice hour talk between Eric Idle and John Cleese (via +Mark Evanier)

a nice hour talk between Eric Idle and John Cleese (via +Mark Evanier)___

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2014-11-23 22:20:03 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

LAMBIE VS PALMER & ABBOTT
Cartoon by Pat Campbell

LAMBIE VS PALMER & ABBOTT
Cartoon by Pat Campbell___

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2014-11-23 12:56:56 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Not to be confused with the Coptic religion.

Not to be confused with the Coptic religion.___

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2014-11-23 12:25:38 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-23 12:05:13 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-23 11:38:46 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Looks like Tony needs to employ a few hacks from The Australian newspaper to help him hone his message. It's all been falling a bit flat, apparently.

Even Rupert's sycophants and propagandists are starting to call Abbott "a oncer".

This is brilliant. Read it all.

#auspol  ___Looks like Tony needs to employ a few hacks from The Australian newspaper to help him hone his message. It's all been falling a bit flat, apparently.

Even Rupert's sycophants and propagandists are starting to call Abbott "a oncer".

2014-11-23 11:00:14 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Every year, spiders around the world eat the equivalent weight of the human population of Britain in flies and other insects.

Every year, spiders around the world eat the equivalent weight of the human population of Britain in flies and other insects.___

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2014-11-23 07:14:01 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Computer Engineer Barbie knows her shit.

Heh:___Computer Engineer Barbie knows her shit.

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2014-11-22 21:52:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

"Aunt" not "Mistress"

Via +CS Wong​

___"Aunt" not "Mistress"

Via +CS Wong​

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2014-11-22 12:11:37 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Via +Peter Billing​

Interesting.___Via +Peter Billing​

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2014-11-22 11:58:12 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-22 11:56:49 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

A figure from a very important academic paper:
http://www.scs.stanford.edu/~dm/home/papers/remove.pdf

The full story of which can be read here:
http://scholarlyoa.com/2014/11/20/bogus-journal-accepts-profanity-laced-anti-spam-paper/

A figure from a very important academic paper:
http://www.scs.stanford.edu/~dm/home/papers/remove.pdf

The full story of which can be read here:
http://scholarlyoa.com/2014/11/20/bogus-journal-accepts-profanity-laced-anti-spam-paper/___

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2014-11-22 11:42:46 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

There's a "me" hidden away in there too.

___There's a "me" hidden away in there too.

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2014-11-22 07:44:43 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Interesting that the Left doesn't have anything like these scurrilous rags. Ours are far too reasonable.

I'd pay to buy the paper with this headline.

#ourabc #auspol  ___Interesting that the Left doesn't have anything like these scurrilous rags. Ours are far too reasonable.

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2014-11-22 06:51:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Both, actually. Fascism isn't just a thing in our collective past, it's in our futures too.

Both, actually. Fascism isn't just a thing in our collective past, it's in our futures too.___

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2014-11-22 04:46:43 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-22 04:46:08 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

The European parliament is poised to call for a break-up of Google, in one of the most brazen assaults so far on the technology group’s power.

The gambit increases the political pressure on the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, to take a tougher line on Google, either in its antitrust investigation into the company or through the introduction of laws to curb its reach.

A draft motion seen by the Financial Times says that “unbundling [of] search engines from other commercial services” should be considered as a potential solution to Google’s dominance. It has the backing of the parliament’s two main political blocs, the European People’s Party and the Socialists.

The European parliament is poised to call for a break-up of Google, in one of the most brazen assaults so far on the technology group’s power.

The gambit increases the political pressure on the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, to take a tougher line on Google, either in its antitrust investigation into the company or through the introduction of laws to curb its reach.

A draft motion seen by the Financial Times says that “unbundling [of] search engines from other commercial services” should be considered as a potential solution to Google’s dominance. It has the backing of the parliament’s two main political blocs, the European People’s Party and the Socialists.___

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2014-11-22 03:39:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Australia is one of just four nations not on track to meet emissions reduction promises, a UN report has warned, while a US-based research firm has poured scorn on Tony Abbott’s insistence that coal is “good for humanity.”

A report by the UN Environment Programme states that the world should aim to be “carbon neutral” by 2070 at the latest. Exceeding a budget of just 1,000 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide would risk “severe, pervasive and in some cases irreversible climate change impacts”.

In an analysis of each signatory to a UN goal to limit global warming to 2C above pre-industrial levels, the report found that just four nations – Australia, Canada, Mexico and the US – needed to do more to meet their respective emissions reduction targets by 2020.

The UNEP analysis finds that Australia is set to emit 710 million tonnes of CO2 in 2020. This is well abovethe 555 million ton... more »

Australia is one of just four nations not on track to meet emissions reduction promises, a UN report has warned, while a US-based research firm has poured scorn on Tony Abbott’s insistence that coal is “good for humanity.”

A report by the UN Environment Programme states that the world should aim to be “carbon neutral” by 2070 at the latest. Exceeding a budget of just 1,000 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide would risk “severe, pervasive and in some cases irreversible climate change impacts”.

In an analysis of each signatory to a UN goal to limit global warming to 2C above pre-industrial levels, the report found that just four nations – Australia, Canada, Mexico and the US – needed to do more to meet their respective emissions reduction targets by 2020.

The UNEP analysis finds that Australia is set to emit 710 million tonnes of CO2 in 2020. This is well above the 555 million tonnes it would emit if it were to meet a goal of a 5% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2020, based on 2000 levels.

The report notes that Australia’s Coalition government has “replaced carbon-pricing mechanism with Emissions Reduction Fund. This results in an increase in projected emissions for 2020.”

After scrapping carbon pricing in July, emissions have risen in Australia, reversing a previous downward trend.

...

Mark Butler, Labor’s environment spokesman, said the UNEP report was evidence that the Direct Action climate policy wouldn’t work.

“Tony Abbott is taking Australia backwards, while the rest of the world moves forward,” he said. “The United Nations report demonstrates that under the carbon price mechanism, Australia’s carbon pollution reductions reduced by 7% – for the first time in history.

“World leaders, including some of Australia’s largest trading partners, have pledged to increase their emissions reduction targets. Tony Abbott would rather pay polluters to pollute and keep his head in the sand.”___

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2014-11-22 01:55:33 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

GENESIS
God: All right, you two, don't do the one thing. Other than that, have fun.
Adam & Eve: Okay.
Satan: You should do the thing.
Adam & Eve: Okay.
God: What happened!?
Adam & Eve: We did the thing.
God: Guys

THE REST OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
God: You are my people, and you should not do the things.
People: We won't do the things.
God: Good.
People: We did the things.
God: Guys

GENESIS
God: All right, you two, don't do the one thing. Other than that, have fun.
Adam & Eve: Okay.
Satan: You should do the thing.
Adam & Eve: Okay.
God: What happened!?
Adam & Eve: We did the thing.
God: Guys

THE REST OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
God: You are my people, and you should not do the things.
People: We won't do the things.
God: Good.
People: We did the things.
God: Guys___

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2014-11-22 01:49:00 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Let it Die

VR gig !!!___Let it Die

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2014-11-21 10:27:31 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Great idea.
Via +Ramin Honary​

Something I've been experimenting with and researching is building a desktop environment based off of Google's Material Design guidelines. 

I've been experimenting with several different layouts, and plan to come up with a design using ideas from Unity, GNOME, elementary, and KDE.

I plan to build it using the QtCompositor APIs, which allow building a Wayland compositor using almost pure QML. Right now this is just a normal QML app, but I plan to turn it into an actual compositor soon.

If anyone is interested in following or contributing to the project, I will be putting code on https://github.com/quartz-os, with my initial work on a Material Design toolkit in QML at https://github.com/quartz-os/qml-material.

#materialdesign   #quartzos   #linux  ___Great idea.
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2014-11-21 10:24:49 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-21 10:23:49 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Great free app for learning a language.

I've been doing the intro modules for Spanish.

Great free app for learning a language.

I've been doing the intro modules for Spanish.___

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2014-11-21 09:23:55 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Australia's leading coral reef scientists say Julie Bishop's remark that the Great Barrier Reef is not in danger from climate change flies in the face of even the Government's own reports.

World-leading scientists say the Great Barrier Reef will be "slaughtered" this century as seas warm and become more acidic, dismissing comments by Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop that Australia's natural icon was not at risk.

Ms Bishop told Sky News on Friday her office had sent the White House a briefing outlining the Australia's efforts to preserve the reef after US President Barack Obama's warning in Brisbane last weekend that its "incredible natural glory" was threatened by climate change.

"Of course, the Great Barrier Reef will be conserved for generations to come. And we do not believe that it is in danger," Ms Bishop... more »

Australia's leading coral reef scientists say Julie Bishop's remark that the Great Barrier Reef is not in danger from climate change flies in the face of even the Government's own reports.

World-leading scientists say the Great Barrier Reef will be "slaughtered" this century as seas warm and become more acidic, dismissing comments by Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop that Australia's natural icon was not at risk.

Ms Bishop told Sky News on Friday her office had sent the White House a briefing outlining the Australia's efforts to preserve the reef after US President Barack Obama's warning in Brisbane last weekend that its "incredible natural glory" was threatened by climate change.

"Of course, the Great Barrier Reef will be conserved for generations to come. And we do not believe that it is in danger," Ms Bishop said.

Mr Obama told the University of Queensland audience on the sidelines of the G20 meeting he wanted the reef to still exist "50 years from now" so his grandchildren could visit.

While Ms Bishop and other Coalition leaders have criticised the US President's intervention, leading scientists have come to his support.

Mr Obama was "right on the money", Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, director of the university's Global Change Institute, said. "He was stating a fact.

"We have one of the jewels of the planet in our possession and we should care a lot about climate and he wasn't getting that from our leader [Prime Minister Tony Abbott]," Dr Hoegh-Guldberg said.

Peer-reviewed research published by Dr Hoegh-Guldberg in 2012 said the global agreement to limit CO₂ concentrations to 450 parts per million in a bid to keep global warming to under 2 degrees from pre-industrial times would not be enough to protect the reefs.

Any increase above 1.5 degrees would be devastating, the research found.

The reef has already shrunk by half in 30 years, he added, with climate change a factor in its retreat.

Threats

Charlie Veron, a former chief scientist at the Australian Institute of Marine Science, went further, saying the Abbott government was downplaying the dire future facing the Great Barrier Reef and coral reefs everywhere.

"In the long term, that is the whole of this century, we are going to have the Great Barrier Reef slaughtered," Dr Veron, a world authority who has scientifically named about one-quarter of all known corals, said.

"There's no doubt about that at all, if carbon-dioxide emissions keep on tracking as they are."

CO₂, as the major greenhouse gas, traps radiation, heating up the planet. While natural variability plays a role, the background warming continues apace with 2014 on course to be the hottest year on record, the US National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration reported on Thursday.

The immediate threat is another outbreak of bleaching – some of which is now being detected – as ocean temperatures warm, disrupting coral ecosystems, Dr Veron said.

"In the short-term, the Great Barrier Reef is incredibly at risk from mass bleaching from the warming of the oceans," he said.

He also dismissed the federal and Queensland governments' Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan, released earlier this year.

"It's basically a five-year plan to head off UNESCO," Dr Veron said, referring to the UN body's review of the Great Barrier Reef's World Heritage status due for completion by mid-2015.

Acid effect

Dr Hoegh-Guldberg said government efforts to curb run-off of farm chemicals and the recent decision to ban off-shore dumping of dredge spoil – after approving major works to expand the Abbot Point coal port – would go some way to aid the reef's ability to cope with near-term challenges.

The increased concentration of CO₂ not only heats the atmosphere, it also results in an increase in the acidity of the world's oceans as carbon gets absorbed by the seas.

"It's just chemistry ... you can't deny that," Dr Hoegh-Guldberg said.

"It's dropped the amount of crucial building blocks for skeletons and shells by 26 per cent," he said.

"That's then had an impact on the abilities of corals and other organisms to build their skeletons and to rebuild them after storms, after damage from crown of thorns [starfish] and so on."

Work at the James Cook University has shown that altered chemistry affects some fish in ways that reduce their ability to identify predators and even find their way home. 

"It's just one of many, many significant changes that we are yet to discover," Dr Hoegh-Guldberg said.

The health of the reef was also covered in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports, which predicted "significant change in community composition and structure of coral reef systems in Australia".

"The ability of corals to adapt naturally to rising temperatures and acidification appears limited," the chapter on Australasia said.

Contradiction

Jon Brodie, a chief research scientist from James Cook University, said Ms Bishop's comments contradicted the government's own report on the state of the reef.

The Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report 2014"found the reef to be in poor condition and the outlook is for continuing deterioration," Dr Brodie said. "It's obviously in danger."

"Climate change remains the most serious threat to the Great Barrier Reef and is likely to have far-reaching consequences in the decades to come," the report said.

Dr Brodie said government efforts to improve the reef's water quality had made some headway "but it's small progress". He noted that the government had extended targets out to 2018 because goals set in 2009 had not been met.

The government's 2050 action plan, still in a draft stage, will "absolutely not work", Dr Brodie said, adding that it so far fails to set goals to address long-term threats such as climate change.

"Under that plan, the reef will continue to decline," he said. ___

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2014-11-21 09:02:15 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

According to the Rupert Murdoch owned media, the ABC should stop all investment in digital media, online and mobile, because clearly there's no future in it.

According to the Rupert Murdoch owned media, the ABC should stop all investment in digital media, online and mobile, because clearly there's no future in it.___

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2014-11-21 02:33:08 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Droogs, nicely summarises the senseless intellectual violence of these fools.

Middle Eastern terrorism really is financed from the petrodollars sent to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states. Don't like that? Stop filling your tank.

Halal yoghurt on the other hand finances about as much terrorism as kosher cheese finances the Israeli occupation.

___Droogs, nicely summarises the senseless intellectual violence of these fools.

Middle Eastern terrorism really is financed from the petrodollars sent to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states. Don't like that? Stop filling your tank.

Halal yoghurt on the other hand finances about as much terrorism as kosher cheese finances the Israeli occupation.

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