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Another day, another story about an oil spill. But it's fine, keep telling the Standing Rock folks that they don't have cause to be concerned. And before someone says Standing Rock is over, it really isn't. Obama declined to grant the company an easement to finish it, but the company has already stated that they're confident that the easement will be granted quickly once Donald Trump takes office.
The leak is about 150 miles from the Standing Rock protests against the Dakota Access pipeline.
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+Lynne Watanabe Nope. There are dozens of oil spills per year in the US. There's a running list of them on Wikipedia even. Somehow people don't realize quite how frequently pretty much all pipelines leak.
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Small taste of our weather lately.
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You can have it back if you missed it, it's all yours :)
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Vote in local and state elections while you can. Notice the swastikas and the other signs of hate—do not look away and do not get used to them.
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Not that hardware from other countries is always any better, but stuff like this is why I have zero trust in Chinese hardware brands.
Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer many refer to as the "Apple of China," can silently install any app on your device, according to a Computer Science student and security enthusiast from the Netherlands. Thijs Broenink started investigating a mysterious pre-installed app, dubbed AnalyticsC...
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+Scott Ashmead Well there's less trust if you didn't compile it yourself certainly, but since the code of something like an Android phone at least is pretty easily accessed, you have a LOT of security researchers pouring over it. Of course there could be hardware-level backdoors, but it's good to do what we can at least to try to keep security/privacy as something that actually exists.
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Hey +Jürgen Hubert, I'm seeing some stuff trending on FB that seems to imply that some anti-migrant AfD party beat Merkel's party in an election? I'm guessing that this wasn't a national election, or I'm hoping I would have heard more about it? Is the AfD as bad as it sounds?
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Good to know. I'll have to do more reading up on them. Seems like that type of group is rising in popularity all over these days. Very concerning.
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Read this before you decry open immigration policies and support those who want to deny people in need of a safe place to start over.
Sarah Giles of Doctors Without Borders spent four months on a search-and-rescue boat in the Mediterranean. She tells NPR's Scott Simon that women refugees are commonly the targets of sexual assault.
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Umm... Any female in a compromised situation is prey for sexual assault, financial and physical abuse, etc.
Actually, even vulnerable males are preyed upon in the same manner.
Stranded male refugees are having to resort to prostitution. Ignoring refugees is the worst form of indignity.
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Had a great day yesterday out at Bur Oak getting my first proper fatbike ride on snow in. Thanks to my friend Steve for getting me out there and the good company. Also ran into Gregory C. McNeill, local ultra guy and photographer, as well as a fellow Dave (didn't get a last name) in the parking lot between laps. It was a beautiful day for it.

Overall the new Blackborow was a champ, but I think I would prefer to swap in clipless pedals for riding this course again. A little too much bounce and corresponding pedal kick in some places. After being rather sedentary for the preceding week and a half, my upper body has some sore spots today (hadn't realized how much of an upper body workout it is to ride one of these things in these conditions). Trails were in fantastic shape, and the other folks riding and walking pets were all very courteous.

I feel cautiously optimistic about surviving, possibly even enjoying winter at this point. :)
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Really wasn't actually all that cold. Was right around freezing. Maybe a few degrees below by the end. Sun was definitely starting to go down.
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This should be on every sci-fi fan's radar right now. Luc Besson tends to do very memorable worlds. And yes, I know Lucy was weak.
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looks nice...
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A name/face to keep in mind for whenever the next mess starts. 2 years?
This is Tulsi Gabbard. She is a former member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing the island state's 42nd district for one term, from 2002 to 2004 (being elected at the ripe old age of 21). She declined to run for a second term in order to serve in the US military, where she served in combat in Iraq and eventually rose to the rank of Major. She also served on the Honolulu City Council from 2011 to 2012, before running for electio...
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+Dean Reimer Could work too, yeah.
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Well this seems... bad.
AT&T has been secretly spying on its own customers, the Daily Beast reports. The revelation comes days after the top carrier announced plans to purchase Time Warner. The report claims that AT&T ran a program called Project Hemisphere through which it analyzed cellular data from the company's...
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The for profit part seems pretty American at least.
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FOUND this morning on US-23, near Alabaster Corners (S. of Tawas): Two dogs, One large older female Newfoundland (?) with black leather collar, no tags; and one St Bernard mix(?) puppy with pink collar, no tags.

Found the big one standing in the middle of the highway, with the puppy waiting on the side of the road. Very friendly; they don't look like they've been lost for more than a few days (just lots of seeds/burrs in their hair, and wet).

They didn't like being lost, and got right into my car. If you, or someone you know, lost them, please contact me. We would like to return them to their home.

I don't have many local friends on G+, but it's worth a shot.

#lost   #lostdog   #found   #dog   #puremichigan   #tawas  
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Christian, geek, nerd, gamer, privacy advocate, sometime coder, IT-worker, cat-lover, paintballer and cyclist.
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6 years in retail, another year in a call center and I'm still a well adjusted, sociable person. *evil laugh*
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