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God Emperor Lionel Lauer has been at 8 events

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Hanna Silver29,708+The Prince Of Seagulls is a band consisting of +Hanna Silver and +Paul Harmon . 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 05:30:0037G+
STEM Women on G+98,220Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to Dr.  +Yonatan Zunger 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 +Buddhini Samarasinghe   and Dr +Zuleyka Zevallos  , 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 21:30:0097G+
Imagine Science Films424,598Join 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, PhDDr. 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 17:00:0061G+
GLAAD117,444Millions 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 06:00:00217G+
NASA1,491,987Having trouble watching the event? Try watching directly on YouTube at: NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station---------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 QUESTIONSTo 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+ HANGOUTTo 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 16:30:008355G+
Lady Fran W6,875Can you make an ordinary running kitchen tap look fab?This challenge came about following a conversation in a thread with +Megan Huddle (thanks for the inspiration babe!). Whilst on a recent trip to New Zealand, I got my very first 'soft milky water' shot of a stream, and purely by luck. I had no ND filter, no tripod, just good light and a little bridge to lean the camera on. See here - http://goo.gl/Vpz58I'm now obsessed with trying out this kind of photography wherever I go. I'm searching for streams, waterfalls, beaches, you name it. +Megan Huddle suggested I could make anything look good (uber flattered). .. and so the challenge came about. A camera, an idea, and a plain old running tap in the kitchen sink.    Can you make it look fab?   I think you can. Work your magic. Show us what you’ve got.Any camera, and setting, any processing.It’s all open to your imagination and creativity.Sooooo, why not give it a go?  There's no prizes I'm afraid. No rewards. (Unless some super generous sponsor out there wants to throw something in as incentive.) Otherwise, it's all about the glowing recognition, compliments and praise from your G+ peers. Due date: 11:30pm, Friday 8 December Saturday 9 December -----------------------------------------------------------PS PUBLIC EVENT! - Apparently one can't invite large numbers of guests to an event (ie big circles), soooo, please feel free to forward this around and get people involved. =)Photo challenge - A simple tap2012-12-08 13:30:0072G+
Melbourne Photowalk1,136The Melbourne walk for the +Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 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 14:00:0073G+
Google Australia146,942The Hangout on Air has ended. Watch the recorded session on +Deakin University or on youtube.com/deakinuniversity.Hangout with the PM was brought to you by +Deakin University, Fairfax and +OurSay Australia powered by +Google+ Hangouts and +YouTube.Hangout with the PM2012-07-21 03:00:00361G+

God Emperor Lionel Lauer has been shared in 301 public circles

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steph wanamaker106,076#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle!2014-08-15 19:12:4919678365CC G+
Moan Lisa39,707Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle14 August, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-08-14 10:36:48300112150146CC G+
Gerard Blacklock23,700Gerry's Australian Photographers Circle Version 3Hey Aussie togs, this is a pretty big update to this circle from the last one, this time I have been more selective in the fact that inactive glus members get booted, the circle was over 600 and as such I needed to comply with 'the less than 500 requirement' hence culling was needed.Note, this is the only circle I share since I really have a interest in local content.Feel free to reshare as you see fit, the main purpose is to facilitate more engagement between local aussie togs.Please feel free to comment and let me know if you know anyone (or if you are indeed one) who is a quality, active and interesting Australian based photographer.Two great communities/themes to get involved with if you like Australia content is #photomaniaustralia +Photo Mania Australia and Australian Landscape Photography https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/1060822645285719679572014-08-13 02:56:284478319CC G+
steph wanamaker105,275#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle !2014-07-18 16:26:0820355656CC G+
Moan Lisa35,573Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle07 July, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-07-07 10:34:5330090102133CC G+
Cher Fauvél426This is my Elite Raw Rocks Shared Circle!This is my circle for anyone interested in raw, organic, vegan nutrition!May be you just wanna investigate raw living a little? You will find the leaders in this circle.Please G+ and share if you would like to be added :)Be sure to share the original post.Welcome to Raw Rocks Shared Circle!  #rawliving  #rawfood #rawfoodlifestyle #organic   #rawnutrition  2014-07-05 15:20:52500313CC G+
steph wanamaker104,936#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle ! Happy Weekend2014-06-27 17:07:25203661170CC G+
Rodney Pike2,538,148Best Artist Circle on G+It's been a long time since I've shared this artist circle. It's way overdue. You'll find some of the finest artists and some of the most influential people on Google+ here. My newest addition is a friend from facebook, +Shannon Maer. Please welcome her and share!!2014-06-11 22:02:2248615824CC G+
Shivakant Tripathi1,773IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle   2014-06-05 23:05:224351048CC G+
John Nuntiatio37,244#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle  #photography #health #weightloss 2014-05-28 09:17:58496328CC G+
Moan Lisa30,654Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle24 May, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-05-24 17:43:08300678796CC G+
Tourej Ansari17,611Another great circle of photographers1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post#circle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #fashion   #fashionblogger   #fashionblog   #pinterest   #pictures   #fashionstyle   #photography   #photo   #photographer   #photooftheday   #photooftheweek2014-05-23 13:12:444527412CC G+
Rosie Taylor229WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS A Circle of Women You re-share is appreciated! Follow and add to your circles  and  you will find why these women are wonderful innovative creators with a gentle touch.To be considered for this circle, please:1- Share this circle in your stream.2- Ask to be included in the comments section of the original post.3- Make sure you've added our page to your circles.4- You must post your own original work in your stream.Thanks#circle   #share   #addfriends   #addcircles   #addpeople   #circlesharing  2014-05-19 16:35:00301526CC G+
Moan Lisa30,275Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle19 May, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-05-19 14:12:213008490120CC G+
Moan Lisa30,124Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle15 May, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-05-15 16:03:413006589116CC G+
curator Circle0Circle Curator Edition 5All promised last week this is the #CircleCuratorEdition  5. In the circle, I hand picked those that shared the Edition 4 of my circle share, those that showed their interest to be included in this new edition by commenting the relevant post (based on their thematic fit) and some of the best #photographers  and #active   #entrepreneurs  on Google+.As usual, if you receive this message, it means that you are in. Therefore here are the rules; obviously, make sure you add me in your circles if you haven't done so yet.1. Plus the circle and re share if you want to be included in the next one.2. Comment to ask for inclusion if you are not in. The next Edition (6) will be shared by the end of the week.2014-05-13 15:12:48456193017CC G+
Kristin Milton9,730Hi everyone, This is a starter circle for +Ben Milton.It's mostly my 'most relevant' circlers, heavily weighted for sciency content.Enjoy :)2014-05-13 12:51:4398105CC G+
Tourej Ansari16,880News Update CIRCLE SHARESRe-share this circle in your stream Plus and comment#sharedpubliccircles #TechNews #EntertainmentNews #SportsNews #WorldNews #USNews #BusinessNews2014-05-12 10:46:52476231041CC G+
Moan Lisa29,925Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle11 May, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-05-11 12:15:14300527390CC G+
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 11:36:433721662548CC G+
Walter Gawronski27,725Here's my Oz Shooters circle +Paul Snedden feel free to reshare.2014-05-10 22:05:45413705CC G+
Tourej Ansari16,540All Kinds of People Shared CircleReshare or comment or plus to be in the next circle share!  Let me know if you want to be in the circle! Circle these plussers they are cool people! #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles2014-05-10 11:00:124583111CC G+
steph wanamaker102,980#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle2014-05-09 18:45:0721770475CC G+
Moan Lisa29,785Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle08 May, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-05-08 14:41:26300435885CC G+
Moan Lisa29,655Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle07 May, 2014RESHARE if you want to be included.moanlisa.org2014-05-07 18:00:513007891102CC G+
steph wanamaker102,001#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle  2014-04-18 18:47:4620213111CC G+
Shivakant Tripathi1,650IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not. (。◕‿◕。)#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles 2014-04-16 21:12:284362111CC G+
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 05:12:352629212CC G+
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 06:25:5632961213CC G+
Cableicous2,524Two Years of #Cableicous: Thank you, thank you and thank youTwo years - we've now been sharing #Cableicous  beautaliciousness for two years here on geeplus: thanks muchly to all of you who have contributed your +Cableicous imagery over these two years and I look forward to more of your cable beauty.Very much so.It must be time for a drink to celebrate.Very much so.And cables - many, many more cables.Very much so.#photography #cables #cableicous #circleshare #2014 #cableriacirculus2014-03-26 09:26:12433479125CC G+
Jack C Crawford86,096Another cool circle.2014-03-22 17:03:555000517CC G+
steph wanamaker100,376#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle2014-03-14 21:47:1917682566CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:45475126CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:00475125CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:45:28475014CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:44:37475126CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:43:264755010CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,392#circles  #sharedcircles  #circlesharing  #circle  #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health #news2014-03-10 19:56:08471227CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,392#circles  #sharedcircles  #circlesharing  #circle  #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health #news2014-03-10 19:55:42471336CC G+
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 23:08:58183212CC G+
Bob Mulholland20,590Haven't done a  #FollowFriday  in a while. Beam these mofos into your Circles , Scotty!Nothin' but a buncha  #StarTrek  nerds in here.... #SharedCircles  2014-03-07 20:06:14486519CC G+
steph wanamaker99,599#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle 2014-02-28 20:13:431691406CC G+
Jay Carter7,522Haven't shared a Circle in 2 years so... This is my "Haven't Sorted" circle which generally means people I find have great sense of humour and are all interesting :-) 2014-01-26 21:27:3117920034CC G+
Artur Mashnich44,824Circle of the Most Active Users of Google+A Very Social CircleКруг наиболее активных пользователей Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.#Forfriends  2014-01-17 02:01:13468522384CC G+
Moan Lisa22,945Moan Lisa's Circle BombRESHARE if you want to be included15 January, 2014moanlisa.org2014-01-15 14:21:503002912943CC G+
Hung cuavan607Get in More CirclesWhen You reshare with a circle, you should also explain the benefits of participating in shared circles. Explain the BenefitsExplain that when they add the circle many people in the circle will add them back. Also,Explain that if they re-share your post that the circle creator may add them to their future shared circles. If you do these two simple things you will increase your re-share rate. You’ll get in more circles and you’ll improve your own statistics.2014-01-15 09:38:5450020837CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky62,004Good morning / evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг / This social circle #EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-15 08:27:365006234110CC G+
Moan Lisa21,866Moan Lisa's Circle BombRESHARE if you want to be included06 January, 2014moanlisa.org2014-01-06 12:45:5430173103122CC G+
Kimberly Hurlbut28,850My Favorite G+ersThis is the first time in a long time that I've shared this circle! Please add and don't forget to share this circle full of G+ ultra-engagers of much awesomeness! Your stream will never be the same again....and you will thank me for it. ;-)2014-01-06 05:00:57100001CC G+
Kimberly Hurlbut28,850My Favorite G+ersThis is the first time in a long time that I've shared this circle! Please add and don't forget to share this circle full of G+ ultra-engagers of much awesomeness! Your stream will never be the same again....and you will thank me for it. ;-)2014-01-06 05:00:14100001CC G+

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2014-08-19 03:05:47 (46 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

Today's WTF news:
Wife told by husband's boss that what happens in the morgue, stays in the morgue.
http://gawker.com/ohio-morgue-attendant-admits-to-fucking-100-corpses-1623213085
#mybodyisready  

Most reshares: 29

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2014-08-18 09:53:53 (37 comments, 29 reshares, 105 +1s)

With all this racist crap happening in #ferguson  & teh Internets, let's have some fun with it for a change.
Be warned: you might wet yourself at the Hitler bit.

Most plusones: 105

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2014-08-18 09:53:53 (37 comments, 29 reshares, 105 +1s)

With all this racist crap happening in #ferguson  & teh Internets, let's have some fun with it for a change.
Be warned: you might wet yourself at the Hitler bit.

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2014-08-20 18:08:49 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

If you'd like to help out Michael Brown's family with funeral & legal costs, there's a fund for them:
http://www.gofundme.com/justiceformikebrown
#ferguson   #fergusonshooting   #fergusonriots   #fergusonriots  

If you'd like to help out Michael Brown's family with funeral & legal costs, there's a fund for them:
http://www.gofundme.com/justiceformikebrown
#ferguson   #fergusonshooting   #fergusonriots   #fergusonriots  ___

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2014-08-20 17:43:01 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)

The lobbyists will likely kill this off, but here's hoping!
Via +Greg S. 

I support this!___The lobbyists will likely kill this off, but here's hoping!
Via +Greg S. 

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2014-08-20 15:05:22 (8 comments, 7 reshares, 38 +1s)

RESPECT HIS AUTHORITAH!
#fergusonpolice   #ferguson   #fergusonshooting   #fergusonriots  

RESPECT HIS AUTHORITAH!
#fergusonpolice   #ferguson   #fergusonshooting   #fergusonriots  ___

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2014-08-20 11:30:34 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

World's first pizza vending machine?
The downside is that Australian marketing seems to have been infected by the irritating & meaningless term: 'artisanal'.
http://www.theage.com.au/small-business/entrepreneur/pizza-vending-machine-a-world-first-20140819-3dya0.html

World's first pizza vending machine?
The downside is that Australian marketing seems to have been infected by the irritating & meaningless term: 'artisanal'.
http://www.theage.com.au/small-business/entrepreneur/pizza-vending-machine-a-world-first-20140819-3dya0.html___

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2014-08-20 11:03:08 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

Further evidence for my long-held suspicion that Murdoch is only retaining his Australian print media empire for propaganda purposes:
http://www.theage.com.au/business/media-and-marketing/australian-newspapers-dragging-down-news-corp-20140820-1069v5.html

Further evidence for my long-held suspicion that Murdoch is only retaining his Australian print media empire for propaganda purposes:
http://www.theage.com.au/business/media-and-marketing/australian-newspapers-dragging-down-news-corp-20140820-1069v5.html___

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2014-08-20 09:27:30 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)

Some actual combat veterans comment on the how the cops are behaving in #Ferguson .
#fergusonpolice  

___Some actual combat veterans comment on the how the cops are behaving in #Ferguson .
#fergusonpolice  

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2014-08-20 08:36:41 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

In today's News of the Weird, it turns out that it's possible for a man to have sex with a snake.
Article is only mildly NSFW, but the linked video is very, very NSFW.

In today's News of the Weird, it turns out that it's possible for a man to have sex with a snake.
Article is only mildly NSFW, but the linked video is very, very NSFW.___

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2014-08-20 02:32:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

Missouri GOP leader butthurt that libs would stoop to exploiting racial conflict to attract voters, I guess because it violates their patent on that technique.
Via +The Bitchy Pundit 

___Missouri GOP leader butthurt that libs would stoop to exploiting racial conflict to attract voters, I guess because it violates their patent on that technique.
Via +The Bitchy Pundit 

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2014-08-20 02:00:51 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)

Gee, it must be be really scary to feel like people think you're a criminal who deserves the death penalty, even though you haven't even had a trial. If only those racist black people understood the poor guy's pain, maybe they'd stop picking on him!
#sarcasm   #tragic   #fergusonpolice   #ferguson   #fergusonshooting  

Via +The Bitchy Pundit 

___Gee, it must be be really scary to feel like people think you're a criminal who deserves the death penalty, even though you haven't even had a trial. If only those racist black people understood the poor guy's pain, maybe they'd stop picking on him!
#sarcasm   #tragic   #fergusonpolice   #ferguson   #fergusonshooting  

Via +The Bitchy Pundit 

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2014-08-20 01:52:03 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)

And this unconstitutional, thuggish attitude is why so many innocent people hate & fear the cops.

This is a profoundly disturbing editorial. It's an op-ed written by a police officer in the Washington Post, and its message is very simple: 

"If you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you. Don’t argue with me, don’t call me names, don’t tell me that I can’t stop you, don’t say I’m a racist pig, don’t threaten that you’ll sue me and take away my badge. Don’t scream at me that you pay my salary, and don’t even think of aggressively walking towards me. Most field stops are complete in minutes. How difficult is it to cooperate for that long?"

I wish I could tell you that this article betrayed a sense of the absurd, or that it was meant in some kind of satirical fashion. It isn't. His argument is simple: you have no idea what's going on for that cop or what the cop is going through. The cop has the right to use whatever force is needed. So if you don't want to get shot, do everything the cop says, never argue, never object. Later, he says, you can "ask for a supervisor, lodge a complaint or contact civil rights organizations if you believe your rights were violated."

To list a few of the exceptionally obvious things which this ignores:

(1) All of the arguments that you don't know what a cop is going through, that this "routine traffic stop" is actually very dangerous for them, and so on, apply just as well to the person being stopped. In fact, especially if you don't look white and upper-class enough, that routine stop is even more dangerous for you than for the cop: the cop doesn't know if you're armed and willing to become violent, but (by Dutta's own admission) you do know that the cop is. Saying that people being stopped need to be respectful and do what the cop says, but that the cop isn't under any such obligation to anyone else, is an invitation for violence.

(2) These post facto remedies which he suggests are incredibly limited in their value. Go ahead and lodge a complaint; it will promptly be filed in the appropriate place. Under the POBOR (Peace Officers' Bill of Rights, a California law) and similar laws elsewhere, you get all sorts of guarantees here: for example, that if a decision is made in regards to your complaint, you will be notified of that decision within 30 days. It does not guarantee, for example, that a decision will actually be made, and in fact it guarantees that if a decision isn't made within a year, the officer will face no consequences from it. The police have a tremendous degree of immunity, and outside of very exceptional situations, are investigated only by an internal system.

(You can read the text of the POBOR here: https://www.cslea.com/legal/pobor . Other states have similar laws, but you should check your own state's laws for the details)

(3) If a police officer does something wrong during a stop, it can have serious consequences for you, which will not be redressed no matter what. As far as the police are concerned, an arrest isn't a "consequence," since the courts can easily throw it out; but go ahead and explain that to your employer when you're telling them why you didn't come to work. Being threatened and harassed every time you walk out the door in your neighborhood isn't a "consequence," because if the cop didn't have a good reason, they wouldn't have done anything.

Knowing that you might be publicly bullied and humiliated, in front of your children, your spouse, or your employer, that you may be searched, beaten, or arrested at any time -- and that such things happen routinely to you and everyone around you -- is something acceptable, in the view of this editorial, because you have the right to file a grievance later with the same organization which has decided that this behavior is, at a baseline, OK.


My purpose here isn't to say that people should be rude or threatening to cops. I'm saying that the obligation of police and citizens is a reciprocal obligation. It is absolutely true that the work of police is dangerous and complicated, and they require certain allowances in order to be able to do their jobs; however, if you translate that to "they must be granted unlimited authority over the citizenry, and must never be challenged, except after the fact and in very limited ways," then the police have been set up to become villains, not heroes. 

Dutta's attitude is profoundly corrupted: he has taken the real and reasonable fears of police about doing their jobs, and expanded it into a notion of the police as being a class above the public, with tremendous powers of force and coercion, and subject to not even contradiction. If you heard this sort of statement from soldiers, you would think you were living in a military junta; if you hear this from police officers, you wonder if they think we are living in a junta.

h/t +Xenophrenia for the link.___And this unconstitutional, thuggish attitude is why so many innocent people hate & fear the cops.

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2014-08-20 01:15:38 (12 comments, 4 reshares, 35 +1s)

Every goddamn time.
Ditto for rapists.
+The Bitchy Pundit 

#Ferguson  ___Every goddamn time.
Ditto for rapists.
+The Bitchy Pundit 

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2014-08-20 01:01:38 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)

Really, Fox News?
Via +David Gerard 

Racism is totally over.  And yes, it's a real quote!___Really, Fox News?
Via +David Gerard 

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2014-08-19 14:41:52 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

Tony Abbott visits Scotland.
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/cartoon/2014/aug/18/aboott-scotland?CMP=ema_632

Tony Abbott visits Scotland.
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/cartoon/2014/aug/18/aboott-scotland?CMP=ema_632___

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2014-08-19 06:55:20 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)

How the Fox News / MSM tabloid types use selective editing to tell lies about people. Watch the whole thing - it starts with the screened edit of the little boy that makes him sound like a thug, then shows the original, unedited version in which he, uh, doesn't.
Just remember; you can make anyone look bad if you really want to, & have enough footage.
Via +Tim S 

Okay, that's just messed up.

#kidsandguns  ___How the Fox News / MSM tabloid types use selective editing to tell lies about people. Watch the whole thing - it starts with the screened edit of the little boy that makes him sound like a thug, then shows the original, unedited version in which he, uh, doesn't.
Just remember; you can make anyone look bad if you really want to, & have enough footage.
Via +Tim S 

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2014-08-19 06:42:54 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)

Ferguson PD's latest recruit
Via +Pat Reynolds 
#ferguson   #fergusonshooting   #fergusonpolice  

Ferguson PD's latest recruit
Via +Pat Reynolds 
#ferguson   #fergusonshooting   #fergusonpolice  ___

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2014-08-19 06:01:30 (13 comments, 7 reshares, 18 +1s)

Federal judge upholds idiotic, tyrannical police rule that allows the #ferguson  police to ban - & I shit you not - gathering or standing for more than five seconds on public sidewalks.
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/judge-denies-aclu-motion-for-an-order-to-stop-police/article_fb22afea-3720-5b45-8d4a-2d923e793925.html

Federal judge upholds idiotic, tyrannical police rule that allows the #ferguson  police to ban - & I shit you not - gathering or standing for more than five seconds on public sidewalks.
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/judge-denies-aclu-motion-for-an-order-to-stop-police/article_fb22afea-3720-5b45-8d4a-2d923e793925.html___

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2014-08-19 05:06:30 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)

Please sign this petition to let the Australian government know that most of us want them to stop abusing refugees.

Please sign this petition to let the Australian government know that most of us want them to stop abusing refugees.___

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2014-08-19 03:05:47 (46 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

Today's WTF news:
Wife told by husband's boss that what happens in the morgue, stays in the morgue.
http://gawker.com/ohio-morgue-attendant-admits-to-fucking-100-corpses-1623213085
#mybodyisready  

Today's WTF news:
Wife told by husband's boss that what happens in the morgue, stays in the morgue.
http://gawker.com/ohio-morgue-attendant-admits-to-fucking-100-corpses-1623213085
#mybodyisready  ___

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2014-08-19 02:45:51 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 32 +1s)

Like +Raven Lockwood, I'm feeling very much this way today.

Like +Raven Lockwood, I'm feeling very much this way today.___

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2014-08-19 02:42:41 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

Amazingly, it turns out that if a suspect's white, St Louis cops are actually capable of subduing them without shooting them.
Via +Brian Wolfe 

In St. Louis this guy broke a cops hand and kicked another officer but the officers saved their bullets.___Amazingly, it turns out that if a suspect's white, St Louis cops are actually capable of subduing them without shooting them.
Via +Brian Wolfe 

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2014-08-19 02:21:04 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)

Today's 'responsible' gun-owner.
I expect that it's a total coincidence that his name is 'Zimmerman'...
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/08/18/georgia-man-threatens-black-kids-at-bus-stop-over-noise-this-bullet-has-your-name-on-it/
#notracist   #noreally  

Today's 'responsible' gun-owner.
I expect that it's a total coincidence that his name is 'Zimmerman'...
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/08/18/georgia-man-threatens-black-kids-at-bus-stop-over-noise-this-bullet-has-your-name-on-it/
#notracist   #noreally  ___

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2014-08-19 01:40:52 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

Because it's not bad enough that street-workers are exploited for their bodies, the privileged also exploit their lives, emotions, & experiences for their own benefit:
http://dailyreview.crikey.com.au/sex-workers-accuse-playwright-of-exploitation/
See also +Slantist's take on this:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/108334187606993729732/posts/2ThMvhA4KRz
And http://slantist.com/ugly-mugs

Because it's not bad enough that street-workers are exploited for their bodies, the privileged also exploit their lives, emotions, & experiences for their own benefit:
http://dailyreview.crikey.com.au/sex-workers-accuse-playwright-of-exploitation/
See also +Slantist's take on this:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/108334187606993729732/posts/2ThMvhA4KRz
And http://slantist.com/ugly-mugs___

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2014-08-19 00:43:58 (27 comments, 9 reshares, 16 +1s)

This will surely end well.</sarcasm>
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/08/18/klan-heading-to-ferguson-to-guard-white-businesses-back-shooting-of-ngger-criminal/
#whatcouldpossiblygowrong   #ferguson   #racism   #kkk   #fergusonriots   #fergusonshooting  

This will surely end well.</sarcasm>
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/08/18/klan-heading-to-ferguson-to-guard-white-businesses-back-shooting-of-ngger-criminal/
#whatcouldpossiblygowrong   #ferguson   #racism   #kkk   #fergusonriots   #fergusonshooting  ___

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2014-08-19 00:31:36 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 25 +1s)

As usual, John Oliver hits it out of the park, this time on #ferguson :
(Includes video of the show)
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/08/18/oliver-deny-militarized-cops-their-fcking-toys-as-long-as-theyre-killing-unarmed-black-men/
#fergusonshooting   #fergusonshooting   #fergusonriots  

As usual, John Oliver hits it out of the park, this time on #ferguson :
(Includes video of the show)
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/08/18/oliver-deny-militarized-cops-their-fcking-toys-as-long-as-theyre-killing-unarmed-black-men/
#fergusonshooting   #fergusonshooting   #fergusonriots  ___

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2014-08-18 23:44:37 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)

How the  #ferguson  situation would be reported, if it was in another country.

How we'd cover Ferguson if it happened in another country

How would American media cover the news from Ferguson, Missouri, if it were happening in just about any other country? How would the world respond differently?

Try this on for size:
Chinese and Russian officials are warning of a potential humanitarian crisis in the restive American province of Missouri, where ancient communal tensions have boiled over into full-blown violence.

"We must use all means at our disposal to end the violence and restore calm to the region," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in comments to an emergency United Nations Security Council session on the America crisis.

The crisis began a week ago in Ferguson, a remote Missouri village that has been a hotbed of sectarian tension. State security forces shot and killed an unarmed man, which regional analysts say has angered the local population by surfacing deep-seated sectarian grievances. Regime security forces cracked down brutally on largely peaceful protests, worsening the crisis. 

America has been roiled by political instability and protests in recent years, which analysts warn can create fertile ground for extremists.

Missouri, far-removed from the glistening capital city of Washington, is ostensibly ruled by a charismatic but troubled official named Jay Nixon, who has appeared unable to successfully intervene and has resisted efforts at mediation from central government officials. Complicating matters, President Obama is himself a member of the minority sect protesting in Ferguson, which is ruled overwhelmingly by members of America's majority "white people" sect.

Analysts who study the opaque American political system, in which all provinces are granted semi-autonomous self-rule, warned that Nixon may seize the opportunity to move against weakened municipal rulers in Ferguson. Missouri's provincial legislature, a traditional "shura council," is dominated by the opposition faction. Though fears of a military coup remain low, it is still unknown how Nixon's allies within the capital will respond should the crisis continue.

Now, international leaders say they fear the crisis could spread.

"The only lasting solution is reconciliation among American communities and stronger Missouri security forces," Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a speech from his vacation home in Hainan. "However, we can and should support moderate forces who can bring stability to America. So we will continue to pursue a broader strategy that empowers Americans to confront this crisis."

Xi's comments were widely taken as an indication that China would begin arming moderate factions in Missouri, in the hopes of overpowering rogue regime forces and preventing extremism from taking root. An unknown number of Kurdish peshmerga military "advisers" have traveled to the region to help provide security. Gun sales have been spiking in the US since the crisis began.

Analysts warn the violence could spread toward oil-producing regions such as Oklahoma or even disrupt the flow of American beer supplies, some of the largest in the world, and could provide a fertile breeding ground for extremists. Though al-Qaeda is not known to have yet established a foothold in Missouri, its leaders have previously hinted at assets there.

Though Missouri is infamous abroad for its simmering sectarian tensions and brutal regime crackdowns, foreign visitors here are greeted warmly and with hospitality. A lawless expanse of dogwood trees and beer breweries, Missouri is located in a central United States region that Americans refer to, curiously, as the "MidWest" though it is nearer to the country's east.

It is known among Americans as the home of Mark Twain, a provincial writer from the country's small but cherished literary culture, and as the originator of Budweiser, a traditional American alcoholic beverage. Budweiser itself is now owned by a Belgian firm, in a sign of how globalization is transforming even this remote area of the United States. Analysts say some american communities have struggled as globalization has pulled jobs into more developed countries, worsening instability here.

Locals here eat a regional delicacy known as barbecue, made from the rib bones of pigs, and subsist on traditional crafts such as agriculture and aerospace engineering. The regional center of commerce is known locally as Saint Louis, named for a 13th century French king, a legacy of Missouri's history as a remote and violent corner of the French Empire.

Though Ferguson's streets remained quiet on Friday, a palpable sense of tension and uncertainty hung in the air. A Chinese Embassy official here declined to comment but urged all parties to exhibit restraint and respect for the rule of law. In Moscow, Kremlin planners were said to be preparing for a possible military intervention should political instability spread to the nearby oil-producing region of Texas.

http://www.vox.com/2014/8/15/6005587/ferguson-satire-another-country-russia-china?elq=~~eloqua..type--emailfield..syntax--recipientid~~&elqCampaignId=~~eloqua..type--campaign..campaignid--0..fieldname--id~~___How the  #ferguson  situation would be reported, if it was in another country.

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2014-08-18 23:38:00 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)

Time to bring back the Black Panther Police Patrols?
These days, it'd probably be better for them to arm themselves with video cameras, rather than firearms.
Read the whole thing:
http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/Don_Mulford_Makes_History_Again
Via +rone 

Time to bring back the Black Panther Police Patrols?
These days, it'd probably be better for them to arm themselves with video cameras, rather than firearms.
Read the whole thing:
http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/Don_Mulford_Makes_History_Again
Via +rone ___

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2014-08-18 15:53:55 (23 comments, 5 reshares, 38 +1s)

Here, have some pancakes.
It's a long way from breakfast time for me, but it might be for a lot of you. ;)

Here, have some pancakes.
It's a long way from breakfast time for me, but it might be for a lot of you. ;)___

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2014-08-18 14:52:06 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

Without comment
#rerun   #classic   #lol   #funny  

fuckyer video quality

%Fuck-yer___Without comment
#rerun   #classic   #lol   #funny  

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2014-08-18 14:31:47 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 7 +1s)

THIS
Via +Brian Wolfe 

From my blog today, reproduced here.

Once upon a time, I fooled myself into believing I could always keep my boys safe. It was simpler to suspend my disbelief about the real world when they were small. In those days, I could wrap them in safety gear, manage their experiences and interactions, and generally keep our lives controlled. (Of course I know - I even knew then - that this is a comfortable fiction.)

As they got older, I learned to pull back more and more, giving them longer and longer 'safety tethers' as they learned to negotiate the larger world. Suddenly, they are grown up. In two weeks, both boys will be off to college. The younger one starts as a Freshman, the older one as an upperclassmen.


It's ironic: I write stories with young teen and young adult protagonists in them. In much of my work, the characters have problematic relationships with parents and authority. And they face challenges and dangers, but none of the stories I have ever invented are as frightening to me as what I saw happen on the streets of Missouri this past week.


I certainly don't have to worry about either of my sons being abducted into the world of Faerie, having to cope with prescient visions of inner-city violence, or dealing with a space ship whose heavily damaged and paranoid AI is trying to get them killed. These are the dangers of my fictional worlds.

It's telling what I do worry about in the actual world my children inhabit: car accidents, painful relationships, disappointments. I don't worry about either of my sons getting shot by the police or considered a threat because of the way they look.  

That is what white privilege looks like.

Let me tell you what has become an amusing story in our family. If we were African American or Latino, or any other non-white minority, it might very well have ended differently and not been amusing, but a tragedy.

When my older son was a high school senior, he participated in an independent study project that released him from classes for the latter half of his year. Instead, he commuted via the 'T' every day to an inner-city community farm. His commute required that he connect in a large urban train station. One morning, he noticed two men following him through the station. He sped up. They sped up. He thought for sure he was going to be mugged and tried to get away from them, but they shouted for him to stop and finally identified themselves as undercover transit cops.

My son stopped, quite confused, wondering what he might have done wrong.

They insisted he show them ID.

Ultimately, they hadn't believed him to be a student (my son is over 6' tall and had a thick beard) and assumed he was using a student transit pass illegally. They still didn't really seem to believe him, despite him showing them all 4 years of his HS photo ID's (identifying him as a student in a well regarded suburban district). But my son is (despite being large) softly spoken, polite, and has an air of innocence/naivety about him. They all laughed and he headed to his assignment.

I didn't think of it at the time, but now I look back in horror. What if we were not white? What if he'd been wearing a hoodie? Or his pants were sagging? My son is tall. He looks intimidating from a distance. He was wearing headphones and had music on. It had taken him some time to realize the men were shouting at him. I can imagine a narrative where two cops see a black man doing something they identify as illegal, and then rushing away from them when they tell him to stop.

That's not what happened. And I hadn't even imagined any other scenario. That is what white privilege looks like.

I have the luxury of worrying about my sons' grades and if they will get enough sleep and make it to their morning classes. I worry about alcohol, not gun violence. And I don't ever even consider that either of them might get shot in the street.

We live in a community where our biggest brush with crime was a stolen bicycle. My younger son, who does not yet have his driver's license, often walks home from friends' houses late at night and I have no concern that he will be questioned by police or be the victim of crime. I have every reasonable expectation that my sons will live to graduate college. That is what white privilege looks like.

This is what we need to be talking about, in painful, frank conversations both within our own communities and outside them. We will be a 'post-racial' society only when no mother has to worry about her child making it home alive at the end of every day.___THIS
Via +Brian Wolfe 

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2014-08-18 11:00:45 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

More Trevor Noah, performing in my city. Also the first foreign performer I've heard who can do a really convincing Aussie accent.

More Trevor Noah, performing in my city. Also the first foreign performer I've heard who can do a really convincing Aussie accent.___

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2014-08-18 09:53:53 (37 comments, 29 reshares, 105 +1s)

With all this racist crap happening in #ferguson  & teh Internets, let's have some fun with it for a change.
Be warned: you might wet yourself at the Hitler bit.

With all this racist crap happening in #ferguson  & teh Internets, let's have some fun with it for a change.
Be warned: you might wet yourself at the Hitler bit.___

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2014-08-18 09:42:09 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 13 +1s)

Ooh! A delicious icecream you can share with a friend!
(Via a private community)

Ooh! A delicious icecream you can share with a friend!
(Via a private community)___

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2014-08-18 06:13:27 (38 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

  #fergusonpolice : The Empire Strikes Back
What idiot ordered these psycho cops back into action?

Who the hell thought it was a good idea to let the Ferguson/StL PD back in??

http://gawker.com/chaos-erupts-in-ferguson-as-police-launch-abrupt-offens-1623108362___  #fergusonpolice : The Empire Strikes Back
What idiot ordered these psycho cops back into action?

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2014-08-18 03:20:25 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)

I'm obviously biased in favour of Melbourne, but I can definitely confirm that Auckland is also a very nice & friendly place to visit.
http://www.theage.com.au/travel/travel-planning/travel-news/melbourne-named-the-worlds-friendliest-city-sydney-fifth-20140818-3dvj3.html
#melbourne   #auckland  

I'm obviously biased in favour of Melbourne, but I can definitely confirm that Auckland is also a very nice & friendly place to visit.
http://www.theage.com.au/travel/travel-planning/travel-news/melbourne-named-the-worlds-friendliest-city-sydney-fifth-20140818-3dvj3.html
#melbourne   #auckland  ___

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2014-08-17 12:30:26 (11 comments, 5 reshares, 42 +1s)

Marvel vs DC. This is fucking hilarious.
Via +Kimberly Chapman 

The Difference Between Marvel and DC.
#priceless  

H/t +Geeks are Sexy ___Marvel vs DC. This is fucking hilarious.
Via +Kimberly Chapman 

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2014-08-17 11:31:42 (24 comments, 4 reshares, 19 +1s)

Did you know that the toughest gun control laws were enacted due to pressure from the NRA, who were terrified that black people were arming themselves?
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/09/the-secret-history-of-guns/308608/
#ferguson   #fergusonshooting   #fergusonpolice   #guncontrol  

Did you know that the toughest gun control laws were enacted due to pressure from the NRA, who were terrified that black people were arming themselves?
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/09/the-secret-history-of-guns/308608/
#ferguson   #fergusonshooting   #fergusonpolice   #guncontrol  ___

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2014-08-17 10:55:10 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 38 +1s)

Here's a Monarch butterfly hatching from its chrysalis.
So pretty!
Via +ScienceSunday 

Another Queen Emerges

I know I shared a butterfly cocoon chrysalis emerging last week, but this one was a bit more fun. The key to a successful hatching is to have the cocoon chrysalis upside down. If it's pinned wrong, or if it falls, the butterfly will die. The wings may be permanently crippled or the butterfly may not be able to emerge. After emerging, the butterfly must remain upside down to let the wings successfully dry. Thankfully for this Queen, even though the cocoon fell, it decided to try to emerge while I was there. An interesting, and rather cool, experience. Just after, I let it grip a nearby stick so it could finish drying. :)

I used the Photo app to manual add motion. It's slightly off and repeats two photos, but it works well enough.

Edit: Thanks to +Oswald Reef for pointing out my cocoon/chrysalis typo. One for a moth, the other for a butterfly.___Here's a Monarch butterfly hatching from its chrysalis.
So pretty!
Via +ScienceSunday 

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2014-08-17 10:54:04 (38 comments, 4 reshares, 39 +1s)

Seeing as I've had some racist fuckwit in one of my posts about #ferguson , who thinks America needs a White History Month, this seems like a good place to start.
#whitehistorymonth  
Via +Pamela Zuppo 

There should be a White History Month in America. That way we can teach all about the things White Americans have done in history, like:
Cherokee Trail of Tears
Japanese American internment
Philippine-American War
Jim Crow
The genocide of Native Americans
Transatlantic slave trade
The Middle Passage
The history of White American racism
Black Codes
Slave patrols
Ku Klux Klan
The War on Drugs
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
How white racism grew out of slavery and genocide
How whites still benefit from slavery and genocide
White anti-racism
The Southern strategy
The rape of black slave women
CORE
Madison Grant
The Indian Wars
Human zoos
How the Jews became white
White flight
Redlining
Proposition 14
Homestead Act
Tulsa Riots
Rosewood massacre
Tuskegee Experiment
Lynching
Hollywood stereotypes
Indian Appropriations Acts
Immigration Act of 1924
Sundown towns
Chinese Exclusion Act
Emmett Till
Vincent Chin
Islamophobia
Indian boarding schools
King Philip’s War
Bacon’s Rebellion
American slavery compared to Arab, Roman and Latin American slavery
History of the gun
History of the police
History of prisons
History of white suburbia
Lincoln’s racism and anti-racism
George Wallace
Fox News
Cointelpro
Real estate steering
School tracking
Mass incarceration of black men
Boston school busing riots
And so on. No fear of running out of topics: there is more than one a day! I am sure my commenters can come up with tons more, probably some big ones that are not coming to mind at the moment (I did not list slavery, the abolitionist movement, the civil war, Reconstruction or Lincoln since they are, in fact, covered in history class, however poorly).___Seeing as I've had some racist fuckwit in one of my posts about #ferguson , who thinks America needs a White History Month, this seems like a good place to start.
#whitehistorymonth  
Via +Pamela Zuppo 

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2014-08-17 10:05:08 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

How to measure the speed of light using a chocolate bar, a ruler, & a microwave oven.
A practical benefit of  knowing this bit of theory is that the calculations involved are also the same ones you use when you're designing a radio antenna, such as a classical 1/4 wave whip, where you get the best signal from a straight conductor that is a quarter of the wavelength of the signal you wish to receive. So for the frequency used in the video, the optimal antenna length would be half the distance they measured on the ruler.

All you need to measure the speed of light is a microwave, a ruler & a bar of chocolate!

In the video, hosts Ross Exton and Nerys Shah use little more than a microwave oven and a chocolate bar to show how to calculate the speed of light. The video doesn't make it perfectly clear how measuring the melted bits on a chocolate bar relates to the speed of light. But breaking it down a little more just requires taking a look at some of the units used in their measurements.

Hertz is the physics stand-in for “cycles per second.” The microwave used in the video produced light waves with a frequency of 2,450,000,000 Hertz, or that many cycles per second. Going from peak to peak in a wave—in this case the distance between the first and third melted bit of chocolate—is one cycle. Exton and Shah measured that distance as 0.12 meters, or 0.12 meters per cycle. Multiplying something measured in “meters per cycle” by something in “cycles per second” will give a measurement in “meters per second.” That's the wave's velocity—the speed of light.

The trick that makes the At Bristol team's approach work is that we in the modern era already know a few important things about light: that it has a finite speed, and that that speed is largely constant. We also have the benefit of physicists having already teased out the relationship between wave length, frequency and velocity.

When Ole Rømer looked to Jupiter and first deduced the speed of light he came up with 214,000,000 meters per second: 
http://www.amnh.org/education/resources/rfl/web/essaybooks/cosmic/p_roemer.html

“This measurement, considering its antiquity, method of measurement, and 17th century uncertainty in exactly how far Jupiter was from the Earth, is surprisingly close to the modern value of [299 792 458] meters per second,” says Dave Kornreich for Cornell.

Using a microwave and a chocolate bar Exton and Shah got 294,000,000 meters per second—not bad for a little bit of kitchen science.

Above text from: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/theres-easy-and-tasty-way-measure-speed-light-home-180952245/#F0KDY4xtkWMsUqKE.99

#sciencesunday   #geekhumor   #physics  ___How to measure the speed of light using a chocolate bar, a ruler, & a microwave oven.
A practical benefit of  knowing this bit of theory is that the calculations involved are also the same ones you use when you're designing a radio antenna, such as a classical 1/4 wave whip, where you get the best signal from a straight conductor that is a quarter of the wavelength of the signal you wish to receive. So for the frequency used in the video, the optimal antenna length would be half the distance they measured on the ruler.

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2014-08-17 08:24:31 (26 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)

This is why it annoys me when people are fine with young boys being molested by adult women, even when they enthusiastically consent. Just because someone underage is willing to have sex with you, it doesn't make it healthy or okay.
Before anyone points it out, yes, this obviously applies to adult men & young girls too, I'm just pointing out the giant blindspot we have a acknowledging the harm done to sexually abused boys.
http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/other-mens-wives-20140812-3dksn.html

This is why it annoys me when people are fine with young boys being molested by adult women, even when they enthusiastically consent. Just because someone underage is willing to have sex with you, it doesn't make it healthy or okay.
Before anyone points it out, yes, this obviously applies to adult men & young girls too, I'm just pointing out the giant blindspot we have a acknowledging the harm done to sexually abused boys.
http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/other-mens-wives-20140812-3dksn.html___

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2014-08-17 07:49:46 (18 comments, 16 reshares, 46 +1s)

TL;DR: Last Week Tonight is what The Daily Show would be if it was a lot braver.
If you're not already a fan, check it out.
http://www.salon.com/2014/08/14/john_oliver_wont_be_your_therapist_how_he_torpedoed_the_reassuring_tropes_of_fake_news/

TL;DR: Last Week Tonight is what The Daily Show would be if it was a lot braver.
If you're not already a fan, check it out.
http://www.salon.com/2014/08/14/john_oliver_wont_be_your_therapist_how_he_torpedoed_the_reassuring_tropes_of_fake_news/___

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2014-08-17 07:03:06 (33 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

LOL. This 'Victoria Coursey' troll keeps on trying to mess with the same post, & the Spambot keeps zapping 'her'. Kudos to the G+ Anti-Spam team, y'all are doing a good job. ;)
https://plus.google.com/101775982476216396901

LOL. This 'Victoria Coursey' troll keeps on trying to mess with the same post, & the Spambot keeps zapping 'her'. Kudos to the G+ Anti-Spam team, y'all are doing a good job. ;)
https://plus.google.com/101775982476216396901___

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2014-08-17 06:28:49 (24 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

Heads up, folks. +Victoria Coursey is trolling #ferguson  posts with White Supremacist garbage.
If anyone recognises the person whose photos 'she' is using, please tip them off.
https://plus.google.com/u/0/101775982476216396901/about
#trolling  

Heads up, folks. +Victoria Coursey is trolling #ferguson  posts with White Supremacist garbage.
If anyone recognises the person whose photos 'she' is using, please tip them off.
https://plus.google.com/u/0/101775982476216396901/about
#trolling  ___

2014-08-17 06:02:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Yo! Solaris admins, can you spare a minute to help a friend get his Solaris VM working?
Answers on a postcard to the OP, please. :)
#solaris10   #solaris   #sysadmin  

I need some solaris 10 help. I have a dd output of sda from a solaris machine and need to get it to boot under vmware. Does anyone know what the magic incantation is to get it to boot instead of crashing the kernel within 1 second?___Yo! Solaris admins, can you spare a minute to help a friend get his Solaris VM working?
Answers on a postcard to the OP, please. :)
#solaris10   #solaris   #sysadmin  

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2014-08-17 05:37:01 (13 comments, 4 reshares, 24 +1s)

O.o
Via +Robyn Miller 

Even Teddy Bears have to have a snack now and then.___O.o
Via +Robyn Miller 

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2014-08-17 05:08:20 (35 comments, 5 reshares, 22 +1s)

Which is the same thing we're seeing on the Internet from equally privileged & oblivious white people.
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/119102/what-white-st-louis-thinks-about-ferguson
#ferguson   #fergusonriots   #fergusonpolice   #fergusonshooting  

Which is the same thing we're seeing on the Internet from equally privileged & oblivious white people.
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/119102/what-white-st-louis-thinks-about-ferguson
#ferguson   #fergusonriots   #fergusonpolice   #fergusonshooting  ___

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2014-08-17 02:44:37 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)

On behalf of the decent people of Australia, I, too, would like to apologise to the people of Scotland for our inflamed haemorrhoid of a PM & his intrusion into your Independence referendum.
 In our defence, he's actually English, not Australian, not that that excuses the idiots who voted him into power.

Dear +Yes Scotland

On behalf of Australia, I would like to personally apologise for Prime Cretin Tony Abbott's recent remarks re #scottishindependence   vote. He is a man who reintroduced #knightsanddames to Australia after they had been abolished decades ago. He is a man who trotted out his two virgin daughters (in white no less) for the visit of Prince Harry. If he had dressed them in wedding gowns, he couldn't have been more obvious in his ambitions for them. My fervent wish during the most recent Royal visit was that Prince George would have upchucked on him. As it is, George screamed when he saw him. Imagine how Australians feel every time we see him on TV.

In conclusion, your vote, be it either Yea or Nay, is none of Australia's fucking business and you should continue on as if this misogynistic, scumsucking, offensive pile of steaming shit that we are expected to acknowledge as our Prime Minister had ever spoken at all.

Love

WT Gator
(Lady Frightbat Gator)

PS I have no idea why Frances is howling at the sky. Truly terrifying. O_O___On behalf of the decent people of Australia, I, too, would like to apologise to the people of Scotland for our inflamed haemorrhoid of a PM & his intrusion into your Independence referendum.
 In our defence, he's actually English, not Australian, not that that excuses the idiots who voted him into power.

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2014-08-16 18:59:14 (30 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)

Because there aren't already enough reasons not to use Facebook.
The petition is here, if you care:
http://act.sumofus.org/go/5411?t=3&akid=6622.2140929.6dSllL
#facebook   #privacy  

Because there aren't already enough reasons not to use Facebook.
The petition is here, if you care:
http://act.sumofus.org/go/5411?t=3&akid=6622.2140929.6dSllL
#facebook   #privacy  ___

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2014-08-16 16:26:44 (43 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

Dim-witted religious fanatics are extremely butthurt at the possibly that anyone might do even the most minimal kind of checking to ensure that their homeschooled children actually learn something, & aren't too horribly abused.
Really though, recent history has shown that they have nothing to worry about, just as long as they don't actually kill too many of their kids, & are careful to beat it into them not to squeal to the authorities about daddy raping them.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/08/15/virginia-homeschooling-parents-say-state-standard-testing-doesnt-feel-right-for-their-kids/
#religiousreich  

Dim-witted religious fanatics are extremely butthurt at the possibly that anyone might do even the most minimal kind of checking to ensure that their homeschooled children actually learn something, & aren't too horribly abused.
Really though, recent history has shown that they have nothing to worry about, just as long as they don't actually kill too many of their kids, & are careful to beat it into them not to squeal to the authorities about daddy raping them.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/08/15/virginia-homeschooling-parents-say-state-standard-testing-doesnt-feel-right-for-their-kids/
#religiousreich  ___

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2014-08-16 15:59:31 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

*More #plusfail *

*More #plusfail *___

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