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Disease awareness/cure walks have jumped the shark. (And, yeah, I've dealt with the eminently treatable affliction known as eczema.) What's next? A dance-a-thon to cure dandruff? shakeOffDandruff.org?

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Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these agents from the grindiest achievement of this vaunted level.

Once again, I'm proud to be an agent in the United Chicagoland Resistance.
 
Sweet 16 at the Bean

On a rainy Friday night in May,  a group of United Chicagoland Resistance (UCR) L16 players gathered in Chicago’s Millennium Park to make the city’s first L8 portal built entirely by L16 players (also known as a “Level 16 Portal”). 

Although the group had intended to get together shortly after 8 players had made L16, busy schedules plus a few overachievers pushed the number to 11. Chicago's grindiest included 2 women and 9 men. Agents arrived by foot, car, subway, and commuter rail to gather for an evening of camaraderie, photo ops and farming.

The team chose Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate (colloquially known as “The Bean”) for its significance in Chicago as well as its status as one of Chicago's original portals. The Bean is a Chicago landmark and is located in the heart of Millennium Park in Chicago’s Loop. And it looks beautiful at all hours of the day and night.

Once the team completed the deployment of the Bean, other members of UCR joined to walk the park and make P8s. The group made 75 in total before adjourning for the night.

Agents involved in the op were:

PoloTheGr8
DGarnier
Cakely
Bigtoad
g13stand
SickSix6
NinjaPaul
DovBee
bonerstew
killerspice
OpelBlitz

With thanks to YachtFan, CatLover, Ntruder, Psephopaiktes, landspeed, njmills, iamamiwhoami and IRDABEERMAN for joining us for a rainy walk in the park when there were probably a million other things to do that were less wet.

A big thank you to chibri, a lowly L14 who helped many agents with gear in their quest to 16. His photographic skills captured the gathering, as well as his big scary face.

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I don't always draw on my whiteboard at work, but when I do, I leave off all units and explanatory markings.

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+Victor Linares​, 😲😦😲😦😲😦 D-:
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March 29, 2014 -- Recursion Los Angeles. This photo was taken just as we were learning that the Enlightened had won the event by a minuscule margin and now the Resistance had to mount a two-hour defense of the shard target portal to ensure a Resistance victory for the Recursion series. I used over 200 VRPS on the target portal and nearly exhausted my L8 resonator inventory.

The very first batch of United Chicagoland Resistance patches had been delivered just days before Recursion Los Angeles, and I was proud to debut the patch in public at the event. (+Joe Philley​​​ and +Bill Kilday​​​, you were among the first people in the world to get those patches, which now regularly appear prominently in swag collection photos.)

Recursion LA was where I met so many people in person for the first time. +Sean Graham​​​, who I was with when the earthquake struck the night before the event. +Linda Besh​​​, +RaMs BaMs​​​, +Rai Molki​​​, +Damien Mórka​​​, +Vitaly Kabernik​​​, +Anton Khudozhnik​​​, and +Mike Quigley​​​, when I accidentally crashed the Elite V dinner. +Ethan Lepouttre​​​, +Fevenis Silverwind​​​, +Melissa Lujan​​​, +Kevin Creelman, and​​​ +Scheurmann R.​​​ on Team Lazuli. +Ruth Shepherd​​​, +Zeke Cao​​​, and +Amanda Saunders​​​ of Team Taco. +Brian Rose​​​ and +John Hanke​​​, who rendered me a starstruck, mute fanboy.  +Kira Kroger​​​ and +Trocar​​​ at the after-after-after party, when we almost got kicked out of the Westin lobby. (And many more I've inadvertently missed in the list above!)

My Gplus-famous sunburn photo (26k views!):
https://plus.google.com/+BrianPeterson/posts/3XrhDbikmdR

Accidentally ended up in a Sennheiser commercial for a split second:
https://youtu.be/o_fUNad5Ucw?t=2m3s

+Ingress​​​ #ingressScowls #ingressSmiles #ingressLaughs #ingressSunburns #ingressFriends #ingressMemories #Recursion
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+Linda Besh And us getting kicked out for taking over the hotel lobby with booze.
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Urban picnic on Lake Street under the 'L'.
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👆best crash scene evar!! 
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Something seems off. Will it float? ;-)
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I've been thinking a bit about +Ingress​​ #MissionsForGood and wondered how many food banks and homeless shelters are portals. While some would be at places of worship and therefore fit the portal submission guidelines, many would be elsewhere and have no features that make them likely portal candidates. I did a Google Maps search for chicago area food banks and the results make it look like Chicagoland has chicken pox. http://www.foodpantries.org/ci/il-chicago lists 21 in the city proper with dozens of links for more in the suburbs.

It'd be great to have each food bank be a portal and then make missions to visit several in one area with the mission description suggesting the agent drop off food donations at each as they complete the mission. And, of course, we'd want to do this everywhere, not just in Chicagoland.

EDIT: The key here is going to be getting food banks and/or homeless shelters approved as portals, which means having the portal submission guidelines amended and getting such portals fast-tracked on a wide basis (perhaps with Niantic creating the portals directly from a list of locations). 

Whatcha think, +Joe Philley​​? Howsabout it, +Brian Rose​​? Think we can, +Linda Besh​​? Wanna try, +Ethan Lepouttre​​? Good idea, +November Lima​​? Wouldja couldja, +NIA Ops​​?
Chicago IL Food pantries and food banks. We have the list of all food pantries in Chicago
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All stay intact and safe freinds
Allways mr Paul x x 😀
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Shuffle up and deal!
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+Josh Stock​ yes you do. Deal me in. 
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May the Fourth be with you!









Had to be done. #geektroll  
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You all forgot the prequels that came after the sequels!
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I got chills.

To be fair, I'd probably get chills from a trailer for "Batman v. a bothersome chirping cricket somewhere in the garage", so your mileage may vary.

Is it 2016 yet? ... How 'bout now? ... Now? No? DAMMIT.
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Scanner dark for a solid week. It was good to take a little +Ingress​ break. I hope no one was getting worried about me.

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Everything about this place is great. Food. Coffee. Service. Location. Be prepared for a brunch-time wait on a Sunday, but I promise it is worth it!
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The crew at FEW is great. All of them friendly and knowledgeable. Take the tour! I can't wait until they have some aged single malts!
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Dr. Katz has been my primary care physician for over seven years. He's extremely efficient, usually getting me out the door in about 15 minutes, but he also listens and asks good questions. (I'm impressed with his ability to remember things about me even though I only see him once a year or so.) I've never had a better doctor. The entire practice is run well. They are very punctual about appointments, so I've never sat in the waiting area more than about 1 minute beyond my scheduled appointment; they're never "running behind" in my experience. Highly recommended!
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Fast. Cheap. Delicious. Attentive, friendly staff. Nothing fancy about this place, but it is exactly what a diner should be.
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The food is fantastic. At the suggestion of our waiter, I had the scallops this evening instead of the usual jerk chicken, and wow, I was not disappointed! The drinks are delicious. I won't say the place is cheap, but the quality matches the price!
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