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Do not, I repeat, do not dance to this. This is not a drill.
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I mean, it started as suspicion, then it became a hunch, and now there's evidence. When will America let +Bernie Sanders have a fair shot and acknowledge his win in the primaries?
 
Academic Researchers: Statistical models applied to 2016 vote data proves Hillary Clinton's win was only possible through widespread vote fraud.
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+Brendan Dillon No, Hilllary cheated. That's a fact now.
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To anyone affected by the events in #Orlando , you have my sincerest condolences and sympathies. Most of the people I hold nearest and dearest to my heart are members of the LGBTQ community, so know that this message comes from a place of grief and a desire to do better in the world.

To anyone hoping to make a difference in light of this event, check out any LGBTQ centers in your communities for volunteer opportunities, and find out if you're eligible to donate blood and do so at the earliest opportunity. If you are incapable of doing either of these things, encourage others to do so.

I've already reached out to The Center (Denver's LGBTQ community headquarters) and will follow up tomorrow; and I intend to visit Bonfils after work tomorrow to donate (I'd do it sooner if not for working until 7pm tonight then 7am-3pm tomorrow). If you're in Denver, I encourage you to do the same.

Volunteer. Donate. Spread the word. And silence the terrorist. This is about the people affected, both directly and indirectly; and this is about recovery and healing.

Let our love and our actions overwhelm whatever hate or inaction might exist in the world.
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+Derik DaSilva evil lady showed up and Scott and I decided not to argue.
I think that about sums it up.
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So... my day is made! :D #TeamYellow   #pokemongo  Gonna get out there and catch 'em all!
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Succinct and a thorough representation of the events of the Nevada Convention as they actually happened, rather than how the media claims they happened. I wish the author had mentioned that the messages written on the building were written in sidewalk chalk, so as to avoid an insinuation of vandalism, but that's my only gripe. Otherwise, a great piece of journalism, which is rare in today's society.
 
By unfairly maligning Sanders supporters, they broke open a permanent rift
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Beautiful. The contrast between Bernie and Hillary that I enjoy so much is the authenticity of not only the candidates, but their supporters. I'm sure each of these speakers had a plan on what they were going to say, but no one can convince me they were scripted. This is genuine. This is from the heart. This is what our America can, and will, look like.

All eyes on you, New York Democrats. Bring this country the President it deserves.

#FeelTheBern   #Bernie2016   #NYPrimary  
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I want to read this later.
Has the media machine behind Hillary Clinton lost the Democratic Primary by unleashing a series of immoral and objectively dishonest attacks on Bernie Sanders? Nina cuts right to the heart of the m…
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Threefold frustrations, Google

Here's a photo. I originally screencapped it because I wanted to ask Google for continuity of function. Some apps, when left clicked, open in a new tab. Others open in the same tab. There does not seem to be rhyme nor reason as to which one's which and how they react. The simple solution is to middle mouse click always, but sometimes I forget and woops lost my page. (The instance that prompted this post was a tab I had open for Hangouts, I had a message typed, but before sending it, wanted to open my music. Music page replaced Hangout page, and message was lost).

So that's frustration one. However, if you notice, I didn't tag Google in this post to alert them (an effort in futility, I know, but it's kind of the purpose of G+, isn't it? But I digress...) thanks to my second frustration. Typing "+Google" gives me the following five choices:

+Google Photos 
+Life at Google 
+Google+ 
+Google Fiber 
+Google Students 

and no others; there is no list of options more than 5 that you can scroll, just these. Adding them to this post doesn't refresh this list with new options, it just gives me the choice of tagging them again. See?

+Google Photos 
+Life at Google 
+Google+ 
+Google Fiber 
+Google Students 

I'm actually a little glad that Google+ is one of the options in this list, because hopefully they'll see it and work on it (an effort in futility, I know, but it's kind of the purpose of G+, isn't it? But I digress...).

Then I bumped into my third frustration. I couldn't screen cap that list of 5 because switching to my screenshot application made the list disappear. I probably could have gone the Print Screen > Edit > Crop in Paint route, but who has time for that??

And since when is Wednesday a Monday?
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I wish. Haha. I'm sure someone in my circles qualifies, but I don't know off hand... Maybe they'll see this and comment? I'm not very helpful... >.>
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Donated blood on Monday to support #Orlando prior to attending the candlelight vigil at Cheesman Park. Sharing this in the hopes that others will donate, too, because thoughts and prayers aren't enough...!

I hope you and all your loved ones are safe and that this is the last tragedy of its kind. 
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Donating platelets this Saturday at my local Red Cross.
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If you haven't watched this, you should. It's amazing how far a system will go to maintain the appearance of flawlessness. I eagerly await the second season, and genuinely hope that Steven Avery sees justice before his time on this Earth is ended.
 
Making a murderer
A very good, and frightening TV show.
Making a Murderer documents the true story of Steven Avery, sent to prison under questionable circumstances, exonerated on DNA evidence 18 years later, and accused of murder shortly thereafter under equally questionable circumstances.

I don't have the knowledge, or authority to claim if Steven is innocent or not... But it was outstanding to watch how justice can "make" a bad guy.
It's hard to put into words how moving this documentary series was. It is a beautiful but tragic depiction of the powerful versus the powerless in the context of the American criminal justice system, and a haunting reminder of what human beings are capable of when we believe the ends justify the means.

Avery's story, as presented in MaM, is a horrifying story that leaves one infuriated at law enforcement, politicians, and news media.

#Makingamurderer  
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Faking a narrative was my favorite one
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When people stand together, there is nothing that can't be accomplished.

The idea that you and I are on the other end of history, that you and I are sitting here on G+ months before a historic event that will be discussed in history books for decades to come, is exhilarating. I realize that there is still much work to be done to ensure +Bernie Sanders wins the White House this November, but there is no doubt in my mind that he will; and there is no doubt in my mind that the conversation he has started, the issues and ideas he presents for the American people, will carry on and transform our nation, and possibly even the world, in my lifetime and those that follow.

#FeelTheBern , baby! #Bernie2016   #BernieOrBust  
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There is nothing brief about describing me.
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Introductions... Let's see... I recently finished my Bachelor's Degree in Theatre with a Sociology minor. I'm a huge nerd; love Firefly, Doctor Who, Star Wars and Trek, steampunk, spreadsheets, video games, the works. I was a beta tester for Ingress and am currently a Field Tester for Pokémon GO. I frequent conventions and live by the philosophy "Be strong to be useful". I'm an avid Bernie Sanders supporter and ferociously Independent. I love nothing more than an intellectual battle of wits, so long as you remember I hold no malice nor malevolence in my heart. 

That's about as much Introduction as I can muster. Who are you?
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I once worked 45 hours in 3 days as a willing volunteer for a steampunk convention. I received a "Minion of the Year" award. ^_^
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