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God Emperor Lionel Lauer has been at 10 events

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Science on Google+821,034What does the immune system have to do with cancer? What exactly is immunotherapy? Join us for a @103561559026876981170 and @105917944266111687812 Hangout on Air as we speak to Professor @114273956265003439392 and Professor @115153658884769257551 about cancer immunotherapy.  Fran is a Professor of Cancer Biology at Queen Mary University in London and is a fantastic science communicator. Her research focuses on the links between cancer and inflammation. Ben is a Professor of Molecular Immunology at the University of Birmingham and his work focuses on understanding immune receptor recognition.    This HOA will be hosted by Dr @108510686109338749229  and Dr @113335632756591580747 . You can tune in on Friday July 24th at 4 PM UK time. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/ScienceHangouts) after the event.Cancer Immunotherapy2015-07-24 17:00:00102  
Six Beats Of Separation125*It is super simple...:* We need 1000 subscribers on our Six Beats Of Separation *YouTube page* in order to unlock a very special deal with YouTube, which will provided us with a facility to shoot in. This will save the project $40,000.00 in funding money that can better be spent to ensure the content we create is distributed to a larger audience!! *So..can you please click to subscribe?* There is NO content yet _( just one video)_  But this is where all of our celebrity interview videos will be in the future. _TWO Clicks.. and you help the future of countless charities!_ *Click HERE To SUBSCRIBE:* https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIjqwxZbSY3SS0mUN_-KFyA?sub_confirmation=1 To learn more about the project visit our Google PLus page @103624880731796939275 and check out our mission statement.Click your Mouse TWICE It Will Help Us Be Able To Create Tremendous Charity For Countless Causes ALL For FREE!2015-06-07 00:00:0080  
E-Cigarette Club318Cloud chaser battle v rap battle... Dj and free prize give aways!Ultimate Vape Battle2014-07-18 19:30:004  
Hanna Silver32,547@110051010103763256318 is a band consisting of @106684055695094351492 and @117660482641811999814 . A crowd funding campaign is being run to release their new album at http://pozible.com/tpos . If we get 25 supporters by Saturday 1.30pm (Melbourne time), Hanna will do a special crab dance to one of the new Prince Of Seagulls songs! $10 gets you a digital download of the album. $20 gets you the CD mailed to you. Plus more perks for high rollers!Hanna dances for The Prince Of Seagulls crowd funding campaign!2014-05-31 05:30:0038  
STEM Women on G+180,043Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to Dr.  @103389452828130864950 on how men can help with the issues of gender inequality in STEM fields. Yonatan is the Chief Architect of Google+ and also has a PhD in Physics with a strong engineering background. He is a passionate advocate of gender equality in STEM, and will talk to us about what we can do to encourage women in STEM. This HOA will be hosted by Dr @108510686109338749229   and Dr @110756968351492254645  , and you can tune in on Sunday March 2nd at 12.30 PM Pacific/ 8.30PM GMT. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel(http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event. Follow us on Twitter @stemwomen and on www.stemwomen.netSTEM Women: How Men Can Help with Dr Yonatan Zunger2014-03-02 21:30:0099  
Imagine Science Films677,634Join us to kick off the 2014  Experimenta Series! For the first episode of the year, we are excited to welcome guest Kelley Remole for a conversation about the mind, brain and behavior.   Post questions on the event page and join us Thursday on air at 11am. We hope to see you there!  *Kelley Remole, PhD* Dr. Remole is the Director of Neuroscience Outreach at the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University. She obtained her doctorate in neuroscience from Columbia University in the laboratory of Dr. Holly Moore, specializing in hippocampal alterations in a rodent model of schizophrenia. Concurrent with her scientific training, she developed a program to place graduate students in New York City public school classrooms to bring knowledge and interest of the brain to children. In her current role at the Zuckerman Institute, she works with scientists, educators and the public to create outreach programs for all ages.  She also helps lead the local chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. Under her leadership, the chapter produced braiNY, the New York City celebration of Brain Awareness Week, bringing together a dozen cultural groups and academic institutions to host coordinated public events about the brain. Dr. Remole was the Sackler Brain Specialist at the American Museum of Natural History from 2011 to 2013, where she developed and taught brain-based classes to youth and adult audiences.  She consults formally and informally on brain education initiatives in a variety of contexts. She received the Society for Neuroscience’s Next Generation award in 2011 in recognition of her work bringing brain science to the public.Experimenta: Mind, Brain & Behavior with Kelley Remole2014-01-16 17:00:0063  
GLAAD188,722Millions wear purple on #SpiritDay in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Getting involved is easy! Take the pledge now at http://glaad.org/spiritday to wear purple and go purple online on October 17th and help create a world in which LGBT youth are celebrated and accepted for who they are. Add a photo of you wearing purple on 10/17 and use the hashtag #SpiritDay! Spirit Day: Wear purple on October 17 to stand up against bullying! #SpiritDay2013-10-17 06:00:00218  
NASA2,833,945Having trouble watching the event? Try watching directly on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8LI5JiWEfs --------- Have you ever asked a question to someone in space? No? Well now’s your chance. In a first for the agency, NASA will host a Google+ Hangout live with the International Space Station on Feb. 22 from 10:30 a.m EST to 11:30 a.m. EST. Google+ Hangouts allow people to chat face-to-face while thousands more can tune in to watch the conversation live on Google+ or YouTube. This unique opportunity will connect you, our fans, with astronauts living and working on the orbiting laboratory 240 miles above the Earth. During the event, several video questions will be selected and answered by astronauts on the space station and on the ground. Additionally, NASA will ask real-time questions submitted by our followers on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook. Unique and original questions are more likely to be selected. You can view the Hangout live on the NASA Google+ page or the NASA Television YouTube channel to watch the astronauts answer the questions. SUBMITTING REAL-TIME QUESTIONS To ask a real-time question during the event on Google+ or Twitter, please use the hashtag #askAstro. You can also post a comment on a thread on NASA’s Facebook page that will open for questions on the morning of the event. WATCHING THE GOOGLE+ HANGOUT To join the hangout, and for updates and opportunities to participate in upcoming hangouts, visit NASA's Google+ page at http://plus.google.com/+NASA. During the hangout, astronauts Kevin Ford, Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn will answer questions and provide insights about life aboard the station. Station crews conduct a variety of science experiments and perform station maintenance during their six-month stay on the outpost. Their life aboard the station in near-weightlessness requires unique approaches to everyday activities such as eating, sleeping and exercising.NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station2013-02-22 16:30:008311  
Melbourne Photowalkers1,235The Melbourne walk for the @112937644482715977442 is announced. Register quickly as there are only 50 places. Extra people are welcome but won't be able to submit images or enter the prize draw. This walk is Sat Oct 13 from 2pm to 4pm and begins at Federation Square and ends at the old Treasury Building. Of course being +Melbourne Photowalk there is bound to be a dedicated sunset group walking long into Sunday! Make sure you sign up on this place to enter the prize draw... don't just say "I'm going" to this event! http://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/melbourne-vic-australia-federation-square/ Note that +Frank Yuwono has a Docklands walk in the wings too so keep an eye out. Be cool if yours was in the AM Frank, that way we can all do both :).Federation Square - Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk2012-10-13 14:00:0072  
Google Australia200,793The Hangout on Air has ended. Watch the recorded session on @116342625681243944813 or on youtube.com/deakinuniversity. Hangout with the PM was brought to you by @116342625681243944813, Fairfax and @106774666733668920065 powered by @101560853443212199687 Hangouts and @115229808208707341778.Hangout with the PM2012-07-21 03:00:00360  

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2016-01-30 16:59:02 (36 comments; 4 reshares; 45 +1s)Open 

Anyone who would restrict their cat to a vegan diet is an evil moron who shouldn't be allowed to own pets.
#caturday  

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2016-02-03 14:50:04 (0 comments; 18 reshares; 71 +1s)Open 

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2016-02-06 18:31:33 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

H.G. Wells: Lived Like He Wrote: Wild, Free, Out Of Step, Original

And that's no fiction...


I have done what I pleased," HG Wells once wrote, "so that every bit of sexual impulse in me has expressed itself. I am a very immoral person. I have preyed on people who loved me."

This may shock readers who think of Wells as a science fiction guru, the author of such influential work as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds.

Yet Wells was a man ahead of his time in more ways than one. Living in an age of sexual propriety, he had a fondness for extramarital affairs which, even to modern eyes, seems startling.

We will see a lot of Wells in 2016. Some 150 years after his birth and 70 years after his death, his work still resonates in popular culture.

But what was the man with such a vivid, tireless imagination really... more »

H.G. Wells: Lived Like He Wrote: Wild, Free, Out Of Step, Original

And that's no fiction...


I have done what I pleased," HG Wells once wrote, "so that every bit of sexual impulse in me has expressed itself. I am a very immoral person. I have preyed on people who loved me."

This may shock readers who think of Wells as a science fiction guru, the author of such influential work as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds.

Yet Wells was a man ahead of his time in more ways than one. Living in an age of sexual propriety, he had a fondness for extramarital affairs which, even to modern eyes, seems startling.

We will see a lot of Wells in 2016. Some 150 years after his birth and 70 years after his death, his work still resonates in popular culture.

But what was the man with such a vivid, tireless imagination really like?

Certainly he was always an oddity.

Born in 1866 to a lower-middle-class family, he rocketed out of his own narrow circumstances during an extraordinary four-year purple patch, when he published all of his most famous novels, starting with The Time Machine in 1895 and ending with The War of the Worlds in 1898.

The shopkeeper's son from Bromley found himself acclaimed as one of the most extraordinary minds of the age. His science fiction melded popular storytelling with a sharp eye for emerging scientific trends and set the template for a century of the genre.

Between then and his death in 1946, however, Wells also became one of the country's most successful and active writers and thinkers. He wrote more than 100 books of essays, world history and futurology.

And he predicted, among other inventions, nuclear weapons, mass surveillance, tanks and a worldwide web of knowledge that would allow students to "examine any book, any document" in their own homes.

He was equally forward-looking in his personal life. In an outwardly respectable Britain where careers could be ruined by rumours of promiscuity, Wells preached and practised the kind of "free love" that would not become acceptable for decades.

He had dreamed since adolescence, he later wrote, of encounters with "free, ambitious, self-reliant women who would mate with me and go their way", and, after a first marriage of sexual incompatibility, he set out to turn the dream into reality.

Many of these relationships edged dangerously close to public scandal.

When he attempted to flee to the Continent with Rosamund Bland, the daughter of his Fabian colleague Hubert Bland and the children's author E Nesbit, he received a duffing-up from her father at Paddington Station – though arguably Bland didn't have a leg to stand on, since Rosamund was in fact his illegitimate child by the housekeeper.

Another Fabian, Pember Reeves, is supposed to have staked out Wells's club with a loaded pistol after Wells absconded with his daughter Amber: the pair consummated their relationship, Wells later wrote, "before she went back to Cambridge for her examination for Part II of the Tripos".

But the man who later described himself as "the Don Juan of the intelligentsia" was soon busy elsewhere – not unknown to his second wife Jane, whom he claimed "had always regarded my sexual imaginativeness as a sort of constitutional disease" and who occasionally gave sanction to his dalliances.

Wells had affairs with the writer Violet Hunt, the model for Sylvia Tietjens in Ford Madox Ford's sequence of novels, Parade's End.

There was also Dorothy Richardson, who "would lecture me on philology and the lingering vestiges of my Cockney accent while there was not a stitch between us", and Martha Gellhorn (though the glamorous war correspondent always denied a sexual relationship).

With the novelist Elizabeth von Arnim, he enjoyed such energetic sex that they broke her hotel bed twice.

Other affairs were more durable.

Wells had a long entanglement with the writer Rebecca West, whom he met when he was in his mid-40s and she was 21. He also fathered a son during this relationship, the future writer Anthony West.

To Rebecca, Wells was known as Jaguar; to him she was Panther. "He smelt of walnuts," she later recalled, "and frisked like a nice animal."

In still later life, he became obsessively devoted to the mysterious Moura, Baroness Budberg, a Ukrainian adventuress and intimate of Lenin and Stalin who may well have been a Soviet double agent.

Among her other adventures, Budberg was for some years the lover of the diplomat and spy Robert Bruce Lockhart (supposedly the inspiration for James Bond).

It is plausible that she was reporting on her literary lover to the Russian authorities, who were fascinated by his socialist leanings, but she always ascribed Wells's attraction to the fact that his body smelt of honey.


'MORAL INDIGNATION IS JEALOUSY WITH A HALO'

Wells was never abashed by the rumours that swirled around his private life, contending that "sex is as necessary as fresh air" and that "moral indignation is jealousy with a halo".

Outside the bedroom, he was equally progressive.

He joined and abandoned the Fabian Society, judging its softly-softly approach to the socialist transformation of society too delicate.

He was a founder member of the National Council for Civil Liberties, now the civil rights group Liberty, and founded the Diabetic Association, which became the charity Diabetes UK.

His extensive writings on equality and human rights informed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the United Nations shortly after his death.

Against the backdrop of an Edwardian society that still believed that people should know their place and be bound by it, he often seems to resemble one of his own time travellers, beamed in from a more permissive future to alter the course of society.

"If the world does not please you, you can change it," he observed in his novel The History of Mr Polly. "Determine to alter it at any price, and you can change it altogether."___

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2016-02-06 14:01:17 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 35 +1s)Open 

For those outside Australia, he's the Premier of my state, a position equivalent to an American Governor.
#refugeeswelcome   #australia  

Source:
http://www.smh.com.au/victoria/premier-daniel-andrews-tells-malcolm-turnbull-that-victoria-will-take-asylum-seekers-20160206-gmnbvo.html

#australia   #auspol   #malcolmturnbull   #danielandrews   #asylumseekers  ___For those outside Australia, he's the Premier of my state, a position equivalent to an American Governor.
#refugeeswelcome   #australia  

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2016-02-06 13:58:53 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

I'd swear this was a hoax, except that when we were kids, my sister had a doll that'd eat goop & shit it out.

So wrong...___I'd swear this was a hoax, except that when we were kids, my sister had a doll that'd eat goop & shit it out.

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2016-02-06 13:23:24 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

#caturday  
Via +Katherine Phelps 

Relevant to our interests +Alona Tester​.___ #caturday  
Via +Katherine Phelps 

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2016-02-06 13:22:37 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

This is really bad. I may cancel my PayPal account to protest this move.

PayPal blocks VPN, SmartDNS provider’s payments over copyright violations - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/02/paypal-blocks-vpn-smartdns-providers-payments-over-copyright-violations/ we need new digital payments provider___This is really bad. I may cancel my PayPal account to protest this move.

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2016-02-06 12:53:56 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 36 +1s)Open 

The only difference between #PharmaBro  & any other OnePercenter is that this asshole is more open about it than most of them. This is why America needs Sanders.
#election2016   #feelthebern  

___The only difference between #PharmaBro  & any other OnePercenter is that this asshole is more open about it than most of them. This is why America needs Sanders.
#election2016   #feelthebern  

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2016-02-06 12:21:05 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

Oh jeez!
#election2016   #feelthebern  

<grin>___Oh jeez!
#election2016   #feelthebern  

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2016-02-06 11:55:24 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Sanders is looking more 'electable' every day. I bet these numbers will jump even higher when he has his big win in New Hampshire.
#election2016   #feelthebern  

Bombshell Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Winning The Hearts Of Democratic Voters
A new poll from Quinnipiac University shows that Bernie Sanders has virtually erased Hillary Clinton's national lead with Democratic voters. In the contest for the heart of the party, Sanders has swept Democrats off their feet.

According to Quinnipiac, “In the Democratic race nationwide, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has 44 percent, with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont at 42 percent, and 11 percent undecided. This compares to a 61 – 30 percent Clinton lead in a December 22 survey by the independent Quinnipiac University Poll.”

Use this as a springboard to help recruit new volunteers and fundraise, but remember the Polling Averages from different aggregates still have Bernie down by 13-17%:
538 has Clinton up by 16.8%  http://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/election-2016/national-primary-polls/democratic/
RCP 13.3%  http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/us/2016_democratic_presidential_nomination-3824.html
Huffpo/Pollster 12.9%  http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/pollster/2016-national-democratic-primary

Sign Up, Donate, Volunteer http://BernieSanders.com/  
Make sure everyone can http://VoteForBernie.org and if anyone has questions, get them to http://FeelTheBern.org 

#FeelTheBern  ___Sanders is looking more 'electable' every day. I bet these numbers will jump even higher when he has his big win in New Hampshire.
#election2016   #feelthebern  

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2016-02-06 07:01:52 (20 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

And this is why I didn't make a public fuss when I was tipped off that this scumbag was supposedly going to hold an unlikely number of public events on the same day around the world.
#yesallwomen
Via +Kee Hinckley 

___And this is why I didn't make a public fuss when I was tipped off that this scumbag was supposedly going to hold an unlikely number of public events on the same day around the world.
#yesallwomen
Via +Kee Hinckley 

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2016-02-06 06:37:59 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

I'd like to see Ted Cruz - & the other candidates who claim that god told them to run - do this.
#election2016   #atheism  

Praise the Lord .... ROFL___I'd like to see Ted Cruz - & the other candidates who claim that god told them to run - do this.
#election2016   #atheism  

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2016-02-06 06:32:48 (18 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Watch the video!

Watch the video!___

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2016-02-06 06:17:11 (14 comments; 1 reshares; 24 +1s)Open 

It turns out that MRA & self-confessed rapist, Roosh V, is literally a neck-bearded basement-dweller!
+David Futrelle 

It turns out that MRA & self-confessed rapist, Roosh V, is literally a neck-bearded basement-dweller!
+David Futrelle ___

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2016-02-06 06:10:17 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

#caturday  

#caturday  meets #Startrek  ___ #caturday  

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2016-02-06 06:08:33 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Clinton gives a 2008 campaign speech complaining about Obama using the same tactics that she's now using against Sanders.
#election2016   #feelthebern  

Since when do Democrats attack one another on universal health care?
___Clinton gives a 2008 campaign speech complaining about Obama using the same tactics that she's now using against Sanders.
#election2016   #feelthebern  

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2016-02-06 05:52:14 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 24 +1s)Open 

Why this feminist won't be voting for Clinton
"One of the things that was said to me over and over again during my time in the service:  “You just have to be patient for these changes.  It doesn’t happen quickly.”  At that time, I thought that if we had a woman president, that at least it would become easier for women.  And then Margaret Thatcher proved that powerful women can be equally as stupid as powerful men.  We must consider a woman individually the same as we consider the individual man.  (Voting for a woman just because she is a woman is just as sexist as voting for a man just because he is a man.)"
Via +Valkyrie 

"I am a Feminist, so I will NOT be voting for Hillary"

A compelling read.

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/2/5/1480272/-I-Am-A-Feminist-So-I-Will-Not-Be-Voting-for-Hillary

#Feminist   #NoToHillary   #YesToBernie   #BernieSanders   #FeelTheBern   #MyDailyBernie  ___Why this feminist won't be voting for Clinton
"One of the things that was said to me over and over again during my time in the service:  “You just have to be patient for these changes.  It doesn’t happen quickly.”  At that time, I thought that if we had a woman president, that at least it would become easier for women.  And then Margaret Thatcher proved that powerful women can be equally as stupid as powerful men.  We must consider a woman individually the same as we consider the individual man.  (Voting for a woman just because she is a woman is just as sexist as voting for a man just because he is a man.)"
Via +Valkyrie 

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2016-02-05 23:32:13 (8 comments; 4 reshares; 53 +1s)Open 

#seemslegit  

Did you know that the testicles of a rhino poacher can cure HIV/AIDS?___ #seemslegit  

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2016-02-05 23:29:51 (5 comments; 7 reshares; 45 +1s)Open 

Via +John Hardy not a Turnbull fan 

Funny... But true!___Via +John Hardy not a Turnbull fan 

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2016-02-05 23:28:36 (20 comments; 1 reshares; 39 +1s)Open 

#yesallwomen  

Never understood this nonsense. ___ #yesallwomen  

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2016-02-05 14:21:00 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Take "LGBT" rights out of your mouth +Hillary Clinton.  You're a liar and you disgust me.

Take "LGBT" rights out of your mouth +Hillary Clinton.  You're a liar and you disgust me.___

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2016-02-05 10:42:51 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

The LNP is trying to kill off public science research.
#australia  
Via +Sue Travers 

350 jobs cut in CSIRO Climate Unit___The LNP is trying to kill off public science research.
#australia  
Via +Sue Travers 

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2016-02-04 10:55:36 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Please sign this Amnesty International petition to keep the Australian government from sending refugee children back to Australia's terrifying gulag on the desert island of Naaru.
#australia   #humanrights   #refugeeswelcome  

Please sign this Amnesty International petition to keep the Australian government from sending refugee children back to Australia's terrifying gulag on the desert island of Naaru.
#australia   #humanrights   #refugeeswelcome  ___

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2016-02-04 05:52:18 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 58 +1s)Open 

LOL
(Source: http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_1916_how-future-civilizations-will-look-back-current-events_p2/ )

LOL
(Source: http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_1916_how-future-civilizations-will-look-back-current-events_p2/ )___

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2016-02-03 16:34:09 (21 comments; 5 reshares; 49 +1s)Open 

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2016-02-03 16:15:43 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Who else remembers the social spiders from Verner Vinge's Marooned In Real Time?

A Warrior Race OfJungle Spiders, Who Share A Hive Mind?


I found myself trudging along a muddy path in the Peruvian Amazon jungle, face to face with a spider colony several thousand strong.

Their funnel-shaped web arched from tree to tree, a structure containing too many of the creepy crawlies to count.

These were spiders but not as I knew them: they appeared to function as a society, just like ants or bees

Most spiders are indeed lone wolves, but a scant handful have evolved a level of sociality to rival ant colonies, bee hives, or even primate societies.

Anelosimus eximius, the species I encountered in the rainforest, is not the only kind of social spider in the world, but it does construct the biggest webs. Some can reach more than 25ft (7.6m) feet long and 5ft (1.5m) wide. A web that size could contain as many as 50,000 individual spiders.

 That is a lot of legs, eyes and fangs.

A. eximius was first discovered more than a century ago by a French arachnologist named Eugène Simon.

More social spiders have been discovered since. One was found as recently as 2006, in Ecuador, by entomologist Leticia Avilés.

Sociality shows up in at least seven spider families.

In all we know of around 25 social species among the 45,000 described spider species on the planet. Sociality evolved at least a dozen separate times among them.


more...___Who else remembers the social spiders from Verner Vinge's Marooned In Real Time?

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2016-02-03 16:13:00 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

This is funny as hell; nutjob fundies get all pissy & indignant that Trump is using their own bullshit tricks against them.
#schadenfreude   #election2016  
Via +Valkyrie 

___This is funny as hell; nutjob fundies get all pissy & indignant that Trump is using their own bullshit tricks against them.
#schadenfreude   #election2016  
Via +Valkyrie 

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2016-02-03 15:34:02 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Concerned community groups call for independent assessment of #TPP - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-03/concerned-community-groups-call-for-tpp-independent-assessment/7135944 be mad not to #AU

Concerned community groups call for independent assessment of #TPP - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-03/concerned-community-groups-call-for-tpp-independent-assessment/7135944 be mad not to #AU___

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2016-02-03 14:50:04 (0 comments; 18 reshares; 71 +1s)Open 

#election2016   #feelthebern  
Via +Valkyrie 

___ #election2016   #feelthebern  
Via +Valkyrie 

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2016-02-03 14:46:27 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

TLDR: Politifact are strongly biased against Progressives, & Sanders in particular, & stretch the truth to the breaking point to make him look bad, while giving a pass to Conservatives.
Quoting +Ole Olson:
Don't Let Politifact Mislead you About Bernie Sanders' Electability
Gotta love the whack job +PolitiFact is trying to do on +Bernie Sanders this campaign. He can say 100 times that "most polls indicate I do as good as or better", then they take the one quote where Bernie slips a bit off script and use that to make a broad statement, giving disinformation to the Clinton shills to deceive people. It's a classic smear job.

My Standard Reply whenever PF attacks Bernie unfairly like this:
Politifact has a pretty good track record of being mostly truthful, but Politifact is also guilty of artificially imposing a False Balance to appear not to... more »

Don't Let Politifact Mislead you About Bernie Sanders' Electability.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/jan/26/bernie-s/bernie-sanders-says-he-polls-better-against-gop-ca/___TLDR: Politifact are strongly biased against Progressives, & Sanders in particular, & stretch the truth to the breaking point to make him look bad, while giving a pass to Conservatives.
Quoting +Ole Olson:
Don't Let Politifact Mislead you About Bernie Sanders' Electability
Gotta love the whack job +PolitiFact is trying to do on +Bernie Sanders this campaign. He can say 100 times that "most polls indicate I do as good as or better", then they take the one quote where Bernie slips a bit off script and use that to make a broad statement, giving disinformation to the Clinton shills to deceive people. It's a classic smear job.

My Standard Reply whenever PF attacks Bernie unfairly like this:
Politifact has a pretty good track record of being mostly truthful, but Politifact is also guilty of artificially imposing a False Balance to appear not to be biased. They judge progressives far more harshly than conservatives. Politifact regularly gives partially true to false statements by conservatives and Republicans and partially true to true statements by progressives and Democrats.  For instance here with Bernie Sanders at http://www.politifact.com/personalities/bernie-s/statements/ they have rated the following True things as only partially true:   

•99 percent of all new income today (is) going to the top 1 percent.   
It IS True http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/28/upshot/gains-from-economic-recovery-still-limited-to-top-one-percent.html.  It is only partially true if you use selective data after taxes paid and before any public assistance programs. 

•In this last election in November, ... 63 percent of the American people chose not to vote.
   Just 36.4 percent of eligible voters turned out in 2014 http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/2014-midterm-election-turnout-lowest-in-70-years/

•From 2013-2015, the richest 14 Americans increased their net wealth by more than $157 billion, yet the Republican budget would not require these Americans to contribute one penny to deficit reduction. 
   Name one single tax increase the Republicans have proposed that would require the richest 14 people in America to pay one penny more.

•In 1952, the corporate income tax accounted for 33 percent of all federal tax revenue. Today, despite record-breaking profits, corporate taxes bring in less than 9 percent.
   To be fair: The share of taxes paid by corporations fell from 30% in the 1950's to 6% today http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/25/business/economy/25tax.html So the numbers were 3 points off, but probably even worse than what Sanders stated.

•One out of four corporations doesn't pay a nickel in (federal income) taxes.
   Actually one out of THREE: Two Thirds US Corporations pay nothing in federal income tax: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/most-companies-pay-no-federal-income-tax/

POLITIFACT rated the following things False, when they are actually at least partially true:
•Bernie Sanders says ExxonMobil paid no taxes in 2009
Exxon Mobile did pay nothing in US Federal Income Taxation for at least one year, along with G.E., Wells Fargo, Verizon, and many more big corporations: http://ctj.org/ctjreports/2011/06/twelve_corporations_pay_effective_tax_rate_of_negative_15_on_171_billion_in_profits_reap_624_billion.php

•Americans now work the longest hours of any people around the world
While that is admittedly not true, Americans do work more hours per year than most countries. 2013 data indicates we are the 11th worst on this list: http://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?DatasetCode=ANHRS  We work 400 hours per year more than our friends in Germany.

•U.S. doubles every other country in per capita health spending
Again, while this is admittedly not true, the US does spend more than almost any country in the world on health care per capita according to the World Health Organization. http://gamapserver.who.int/gho/interactive_charts/health_financing/atlasi3.html?indicator=i3  We are slightly less than the expensive countries of Norway and Switzerland, and just ahead of tax shelters like Luxemborg and Monaco. Overall however, we spent $8900 per capita which is double the OECD average and many times the world average. Cuba for instance has health care quality on par with the US, but they only spent $558 dollars per capita. 

•Texas Republicans want to abolish Social Security, V.A. health care
It’s right on the Texas Republican Party Platform to privatize both: http://www.tfn.org/site/DocServer/20...pdf?docID=3201  Turning strong public programs private IS abolishing them in their current form, regardless of what the privatized entity is called afterwards. Remember Republicans tried to put Social Security in the stock market under Bush too, which would have ended it. The same goes for the Republican quest to voucherize Medicare.   

And now to demonstrate they go soft on conservatives, they also put a Mostly True label on a completely FALSE statement by the right wing "Tax Foundation" that claimed the US has the highest corporation tax rate in the world.  The EFFECTIVE corporate tax rate (what they really pay) is only about 12% http://money.cnn.com/2013/07/01/news/economy/corporate-tax-rate/


Sanders Exaggerates Inequality
http://www.factcheck.org/2015/05/sanders-exaggerates-inequality/
Factcheck rates Bernie’s claim that “in America we now have more income and wealth inequality than any other major country on earth” as an exaggeration. Their premise mostly comes from their definition of what the term “major country” means. Usually “major” means an OECD country that is typically considered “First World” and “Developed”. This can of course be subjective, as Russia is not in that group, nor is Brazil, while Turkey and Chile are. 

The richest 10% own more wealth than the US in 6 countries (Russia, Turkey, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand). Out of those, only Turkey is an OECD country, and that definition is really nebulous as anyone that has ever been to Turkey can attest to.  Outside of Istanbul and Ankara Turkey is about as developed as Afghanistan.  When it comes to income inequality, there is more inequality in Chile and Turkey by the 2011 data: http://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?DataSetCode=IDD  Another OECD report lists the US and Israel as the worst: http://www.oecd.org/social/in-it-together-why-less-inequality-benefits-all-9789264235120-en.htm

Everything here hinges on how one chooses to define “major country”, and considering the US has the worst wealth and income inequality in what most people would consider to be “major countries”, I think Factcheck.org is splitting hairs here. Even if they did have a point that Turkey or Russia could be considered “major” countries, the point Bernie Sanders was making is still true: America has dangerous levels of wealth and income inequality where the richest 1% are consuming 99% of the recovery. 
#feelthebern  

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2016-02-03 14:40:34 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Yes, Australia runs a concentration camp.
#refugeeswelcome   #australia  

Yes, Australia runs a concentration camp.
#refugeeswelcome   #australia  ___

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2016-02-03 13:21:51 (5 comments; 3 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

Today's responsible gun-owner

Maybe he didn't like his face. ___Today's responsible gun-owner

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2016-02-03 04:21:51 (7 comments; 4 reshares; 24 +1s)Open 

VIa +Andres Soolo 

___VIa +Andres Soolo 

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2016-02-03 03:35:53 (14 comments; 1 reshares; 44 +1s)Open 

I've always tried to live by this maxim.
Via +Cindy Brown 

"Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live." -- John Woods___I've always tried to live by this maxim.
Via +Cindy Brown 

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2016-02-03 03:24:54 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

Iowa has proved that Sanders is electable.
#feelthebern  
Via +Valkyrie 

After 'Astounding the World in Iowa,' Sanders' Revolution Marches On | Common Dreams 

"Observers say virtual tie in Iowa represents a major upset for Democratic establishment and proves senator from Vermont can actually win this thing." 

Click to read and share the full article.___Iowa has proved that Sanders is electable.
#feelthebern  
Via +Valkyrie 

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2016-02-03 03:16:28 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

Photographer: Joanna Kustra
Designer: Waleria Tokarzewska-Karaszewicz
Headpiece: Greg Red
Stylist: Marcin Kulak
Hair/Makeup: Gabriela Ganczarska
Model: Agnieszka Maj

Photographer: Joanna Kustra
Designer: Waleria Tokarzewska-Karaszewicz
Headpiece: Greg Red
Stylist: Marcin Kulak
Hair/Makeup: Gabriela Ganczarska
Model: Agnieszka Maj___

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2016-02-03 03:02:25 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

#feelthebern  

#feelthebern  ___

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2016-02-02 08:45:20 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

See if you can guess what country this story is from. ;)

You shouldn't try and stiff paying for any professional. However refusing to pay snake catcher is foolishness of biblical proportions.___See if you can guess what country this story is from. ;)

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2016-01-31 11:31:18 (3 comments; 4 reshares; 60 +1s)Open 

This.
Via +John Hardy not a Turnbull fan 

#politicalcorrectness   #sexism   #racism   #homophobia   #misogyny   #bigotry  ___This.
Via +John Hardy not a Turnbull fan 

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2016-01-31 03:45:33 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 17 +1s)Open 

This woman's story is absolutely amazing. Born with a genetic illness that experts refused to believe women could have, she studied, researched, & proved them wrong. And along the way, she managed to save the lives of two people who didn't know they had the same mutation.

This is an interesting show.  Both women suffer from the same genetic disease.  But there's a slight difference between them, leading to one developing muscles and the other doesn't.

I was listening to it last week.  It was very very interesting.

I can't describe it enough to do it justice.  If you have any interest in science, medicine, genetics, or muscular dystrophy, go listen.

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/577/something-only-i-can-see?act=1#play

https://www.propublica.org/article/muscular-dystrophy-patient-olympic-medalist-same-genetic-mutation___This woman's story is absolutely amazing. Born with a genetic illness that experts refused to believe women could have, she studied, researched, & proved them wrong. And along the way, she managed to save the lives of two people who didn't know they had the same mutation.

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2016-01-31 02:03:03 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

The rock in Bernie's sling

In urging my apolitical son to support the Sanders campaign when it launched last spring, I pointed out that sometimes a long shot is your best shot — and further, that while the Sanders/Clinton smackdown would be a clash of David and Goliath-scale asymmetries, Sanders knew something establishment politicians like Clinton seemed vaguely aware of at best: that for years there’d been a revolution smoldering across the land — from Zuccotti Park to the streets of Baltimore — and the only missing element was a leader who could focus and catalyze that insurgent energy. And though Sanders didn’t have Clinton’s billionaire backing, he did have a big ugly rock in his sling: the truth — the simple, in-your-face truth — that billionaires, in fact, had hijacked the political process and were  selling the rest of us down the river. With Sanders wieldinghis blunt, uncom... more »

The rock in Bernie's sling

In urging my apolitical son to support the Sanders campaign when it launched last spring, I pointed out that sometimes a long shot is your best shot — and further, that while the Sanders/Clinton smackdown would be a clash of David and Goliath-scale asymmetries, Sanders knew something establishment politicians like Clinton seemed vaguely aware of at best: that for years there’d been a revolution smoldering across the land — from Zuccotti Park to the streets of Baltimore — and the only missing element was a leader who could focus and catalyze that insurgent energy. And though Sanders didn’t have Clinton’s billionaire backing, he did have a big ugly rock in his sling: the truth — the simple, in-your-face truth — that billionaires, in fact, had hijacked the political process and were  selling the rest of us down the river. With Sanders wielding his blunt, uncompromising honesty on a national stage, I assured my son, 2016 would be a whole different kind of election.

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2016-01-30 18:07:26 (7 comments; 2 reshares; 45 +1s)Open 

#atheism  
Via +Pamela Zuppo 

___ #atheism  
Via +Pamela Zuppo 

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2016-01-30 17:58:37 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 17 +1s)Open 

The thing of sending dick pics to strangers totally mystifies me. I mean, there is literally no possible way that it ends well for the guy. And massive props to these women for shoving this crap right back in their faces.
Via +Cindy Brown 

I work in social media. I have a daughter who is thinking about getting into content creation on YouTube. This girl is doing god's work.___The thing of sending dick pics to strangers totally mystifies me. I mean, there is literally no possible way that it ends well for the guy. And massive props to these women for shoving this crap right back in their faces.
Via +Cindy Brown 

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2016-01-30 17:21:07 (13 comments; 2 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

Sad but true. Also, some good advice.

Sad but true. Also, some good advice.___

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2016-01-30 16:59:02 (36 comments; 4 reshares; 45 +1s)Open 

Anyone who would restrict their cat to a vegan diet is an evil moron who shouldn't be allowed to own pets.
#caturday  

Anyone who would restrict their cat to a vegan diet is an evil moron who shouldn't be allowed to own pets.
#caturday  ___

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2016-01-30 16:41:49 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Bernie Sanders Is a Once in a Lifetime Presidential Candidate. The Time Is Now.

Bernie Sanders is the only presidential candidate to win the Congressional Award from the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also was wise enough to oppose Bush's invasion of Iraq. Bernie Sanders is the only presidential candidate to win the Congressional Award from the Veterans of Foreign Wars.


American Horizon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpGqLSAaOw0

Donate http://BernieSanders.com/donate/

#FeelTheBern

Bernie Sanders Is a Once in a Lifetime Presidential Candidate. The Time Is Now.

Bernie Sanders is the only presidential candidate to win the Congressional Award from the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also was wise enough to oppose Bush's invasion of Iraq. Bernie Sanders is the only presidential candidate to win the Congressional Award from the Veterans of Foreign Wars.


American Horizon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpGqLSAaOw0

Donate http://BernieSanders.com/donate/

#FeelTheBern___

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2016-01-30 16:33:03 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 23 +1s)Open 

#feelthebern  

This is what Hillary Clinton means by working with the corporate Congress to "get things done" #FeelTheBern  

Personally, I'd rather have a candidate that is willing to stand his ground and FIGHT for equality, justice, and liberty for ethnic minorities, women, LGBT, and everyone else. A candidate who doesn't shift with the dominant political winds, but will be as constant as the Northern Star.

Clinton flip flop compendium  https://nigclarke.wordpress.com/2016/01/16/hillary-clintons-flip-flops/

If Clinton gets the nomination and wins the presidency, and mark my words here, the following things will happen: 
1. The TPP will pass with only token revisions that don't stop the worst parts 
2. A new version of the KXL will go through (possibly renamed or slightly rerouted) 
3. A strong version of the EFCA will not go through to help unions
4. Her promised Wall Street "reforms" will get watered down to the point where they are ineffective 
5. Wealth Inequality will not be curbed, and there will only be a token raise of the minimum wage, but it will still be a poverty wage
6. Tens of millions of Americans will continue to not have health care, or be so undercovered that they can't afford to get sick
7. There will not be 12 weeks of paid maternal leave for new mothers
8. None of the big banks will be broken up. In fact they will continue to consolidate power and control even more of our GDP
9. Students will still struggle with being able to afford to go to college
10. We won't be raising the revenue we need by taxing the rich enough 

The blunt truth: with Bernie you know what you get. With Clinton you don't https://plus.google.com/u/0/+OleOlson/posts/2X8yAMWnFMV


We only have 2 more days to get persuade folks in Iowa to caucus for +Bernie Sanders, do something to help out. This is our moment in time. If everyone unites, we can do this.

Sign Up, Donate, Volunteer http://BernieSanders.com/ 
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#FeelTheBern #Bernie2016 #TheRealDeal #EnoughIsEnough #NotForSale #aStormIsComing
#Progressive #DemocraticParty #Politics #Democrats #Dems #WeAreBernie #HillNo   #IAcaucus  ___ #feelthebern  

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2016-01-30 14:57:20 (4 comments; 10 reshares; 55 +1s)Open 

Literal horseplay!
Via +Sue T. 

Horse Loves To Play Ball!___Literal horseplay!
Via +Sue T. 

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