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This true story needs more exposure

Please consider spending a few minutes reading this and the posts linked within. Large corporations are just as responsible for their actions or the lack thereof, as we are. But most of the time, they don't have to live up to that.  

This is +Jo Anne Thomas and Ryan's story. 
 
A Sad Story
I am sharing links to a two part story written about +Jo Anne Thomas, a Philadelphia woman who is local to me and well-known here on G+. In this story, you will learn about her epic battle against GlaxoSmithKline that will be of interest to many.

Joanne Thomas disputes Glaxo's claim that her fetus was "non-viable" and disputes the statute of limitations defense used by Glaxo's attorneys. GSK ultimately tried to buy Joanne's silence but she refused.

This is her and Ryan's story.

Part 1: http://fiddaman.blogspot.com/2014/04/ryan-glaxos-non-viable-fetus-part-i.html
Part 2: http://fiddaman.blogspot.com/2014/04/ryan-glaxos-non-viable-fetus-part-ii.html

#GSK
#KingAndSpalding
#Paxil
#Seroxat
#BirthDefects
#JaneNieman
#TruncusArteriosis
#SupremeCourt
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Wow. Thanks for sharing.
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App for domestic abuse alert 

Via many many people in my stream. This is a real thing and it can indeed, help those suffering from domestic abuse when outright calling for help would escalate the situation. Please make sure to read up on the app, check the settings and do not forget to test it with a trusted contact until you have all set up so in case of real need, it will help you in the way it should. 

Here are the links to the apps: 

Google Play: 
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.collectiveray.aspire

Itunes: 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aspire-news/id733163167?ls=1&mt=8

Thank you, +Michelle C +Scott Cramer and +Mat Brown 
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Whether valid or not, it was what it was and now it is what it is... nothing.
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GPlus Fixer - making Google+ usable again in your browser

I had completely forgotten just how bad G+ had become, when being used in a browser, until the author released a new version and I had to change a few settings. I still cannot understand the horrible multiple scrolling and click to expand design that the intern UI team of Google+ came up with. 

If you are using Chrome, try it and show +Tomasz Żełudziewicz some love if you like it :) 

here is the post with the changelog for the new version: http://goo.gl/BAVMOh
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hmm I haven't had any problems whatsoever, +Lise Bjerregaard Nielsen are you up to date? Did you report something to the author? 
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Sugar Skull Spoon and mug

Remember this? http://goo.gl/JZiZER

My kickstarter goodies arrived today and I really like both cup and spoon!  Everything looks beautiful even though I would have prefered a thicker mug but the spoon is well made and the pattern on the mug is spotless. 


I took a few quick shots of it all because I know some of you love all things skull :) 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hundredmillion/sugar-skull-spoon
+Kawthar A +Casey McKinnon +Carolyn Curtis +Skye Delaney +Inea D BV Oh and +Mark Rösel has yours arrived as well?

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I figured as much, +Maria Ortiz  :) 
However I think it was mostly chosen for the aesthetic appeal in this case :D

+Mar Mai  :) It was a regular coffee with a pinch of allspice and cardamom 

+Carrie Canup You need to pout at G+ right now! Sigh. I hate that, happens to me all the time as well, +Kyla Myers :( 
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X-Men: Days of the Future Past

We've been given a second chance...

Have you seen the new trailer yet?

This just might be the best X-Men movie yet, a compelling story, high stakes, my favourite mutants, Sentinels etc

Plus some great Actors in swanky 70s clothes ;)
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soon! 
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Moo Shine -  and so it begins

I did say I would give this a try, so, this is day 1 of 10 on the journey to create my own clear milky smooth yet golden clear booze :) 

The recipe is from iO9  http://goo.gl/P4wSbd 

#forscience  
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I'll try to get equally nice ones when it comes to the end result :)
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The story behind a meme - how it affects people who unwittingly end up being ridiculed on the Internet

A lot of us have seen this image below, usually with a text overlay about hipsters. Do not get me wrong I am myself guilty of that. But, what about the people shown in memes, images shared many thousand of times via the Internet? How did that happen? How does is affect their lives? 

This was an eye opener, honestly. Over the last months, I have come to enjoy a lot of was is being shared far less than I used to. I can and still do ridicule certain kinds of behaviour. However now, I sometimes stop and think about how it must feel to end up being someone who is actually hated by many, without anyone knowing you, or understanding what they are seeing because there is always one thing in common; there is no context. We do not know if this was taken and shared with permission, if this has changed the life of someone for the worse. 

What are your thoughts after you have read this?
I moved to New York City, and I needed to make money. I wasn’t having luck getting a job. It's a common tale. My solution was to grab my typewriter that I
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Often too late though, isn't it?
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Looking for a great cook book?

Look no further! Plus, it's a real bargain :) 
 
+The Saucy Pig Cookbook promotion has started!

Link here: goo.gl/qjz01G    Only --> $.99!!! 

Pictured below: Rum Glazed Shrimp Skewers

That is 84% off of the regular price of $5.99! That only lasts for 33 hours, and the price goes up a dollar, and does so every 33 hours until April 14th it returns to full price. 

What will you get for this tremendous deal? 
- Over 45 original recipes
- Every recipe comes with a high-res photo
- Directions are numbered for easy reading
- Every recipe features either bacon or booze, or both as an ingredient!
- Sides, appetizers, and main courses galore!
- Free to borrow via Amazon Prime!

I'm hoping with this promotion to reach a bunch of people and help them cook delicious food, and I could use your help! Please get a copy, gift one, or borrow it from Prime. 

Happy cooking!
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and that takes a lot more creative energy than what I want to do, I feel for you! 
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For your consideration, if you are looking for someone with the guts to look for a job, using a video 

Comments or questions on the OP please :)
 
Little Goldfisch looking for new pond

Hi G+ler! 
Little Goldfish wants swim with the big fish. Please help him +ing and sharing millions and trillions of times ;) 

#hireme   #resume   #jobapplication   #littlegoldfish  
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In the end, all we can do is promise to love each other with everything we've got. Because love's the best thing we do

Thank you, HIMYM for many years of fun, good, very bad and brilliant episodes. In the end, you did it right.

unlike most other shows: I'm looking at you, BSG, Lost and Dexter
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Thanks, Björn you're certainly right about the trouble getting everyone back, however the ratings for this were insane and quite a few things seem to have been shot in advance. Certainly that's good incentive for anyone to come back :)
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There was a star danced, and under that was I born, this and that, overall not relevant to my time on G+
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  • Geek, 1976 - present
    Gadgets, Literature, Snark, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Coffee, Bacon
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Birthday
March 15
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Literature, SciFi, Fantasy, Coffee, Bacon, Browncoat and instigator of the noms
Introduction
  • I love anything SciFi and Fantasy related.
  • I will write about things that may be controversial, crazy, funny, not funny, stupid, random, amazing and much more.
  • I enjoy cooking, I will post recipes from time to time

FAQ


1. So what is your big, shameful secret vice?
My biggest vice is the insane number of books I buy & read. I'm fairly certain that an unnamed international retailer of books, has a picture of me on their wall.

2. You don't post that much do you? 
Yes, that's true. I comment far more often than I post on my own. 

For people that I've added and who are wondering, who I am and what I want: 

If I added you recently...

it was because of one of the following reasons:

  • I have found you to be an awesome, interesting person and I like to learn more about you
  • I found you in one of the many shared circles and we have something in common, most likely a common interest
  • I just did because I could
Probably it was a combination of all of the above. Ff you've added me in the last weeks, feel free to drop me a line. I try to check out all your profiles and if I find something I like, I'll add you back. Though it may take some time. I'm always looking forward to meeting new people so please don't be shy. Comment, engage in whatever way you like.

If you added me recently

Hello there, I'm glad you added me. Please check out my profile to find out about the things I post and comment on. I'm opinionated, I like to argue and I can be very passionate about things that I care for. 

I will check out your profiles in time, if I find something that interests me, I'll add you back. Another great way to learn more about me is to comment on my posts or participate in discussions. *Actually, really try to comment or something, +1 me or whatever* I really would like to get to know you but I find myself weary of looking at empty profiles*

Links to my recipes here on Google+

  1. Italian style bread
  2. Salmon on Pappardelle on an Orange Dill sauce
  3. Lemon-Thyme-Garlic Chicken
  4. Spicy pulled pork
  5. Lemon Risotto 
  6. Focaccia
  7. Roastbeef with rosemary hazelnut mustard crust & potato gratin 
  8. Prawns with Vanilla Butter 
  9. Salad with bacon, molten goat cheese and a smooth sour cream egg dressing  
  10. Iced Cucumber Soup
  11. Buttery Wine Risotto with Smoked Salmon
  12. Steak Sandwich Dirk Style
  13. Rocket-Basil Strawberry Salad
  14. Chicken Saltimbocca with Parpadelle
  15. Seared duck breast with Pommes Noisette and Green Beans on Orange-mustard sauce
  16. Melted Goat Cheese on Apple with Bacon and Honey
  17. Beef tenderloin with a Merlot sauce, roasted Sage Polenta and Sugar Snaps souted in Butte
  18. Spaghetti Carbonara with Chorizo
  19. Lamb Steaks spicy-sweet with Celery Potato Purée and hot Orange carrots
  20. Orange Chicken Stir Fry with Chorizo and Oregano
  21. strawberry sorbet with balsamic: infused with basil & black pepper
  22. Spicy Pork Spare Ribs with Corn on the cob and lime
  23. Apple-Calvados Ice Cream
  24. Wiener Schnitzel á la chasseur with spätzle
  25. Chocolate-Kahlua Sherbet
  26. Steak and Guinness Pie
  27. Coffee Maple Syrup Ice Cream with candied Bacon
  28. Porcino Walnut Ravioli on a LemonButter Sauce
  29. Orange Curd
  30. British Scones
  31. Slow roasted Pork Belly
  32. 40 gloves and a Chicken
  33. Asian-Style Meatballs
  34. Pear and Gorgonzola Risotto with roasted Walnuts
  35. Autumn Pumpkin Curry
  36. Beet and Apple Soup
  37. Entrecôte with Avocado and caramelized Tomatoes
  38. Traditional German Cheesecake
  39. Chili Dirk Style
  40. Dry Aged Entrecôte with Rosemary Oven Baked Vegetables
  41. Mac & Cheese Deluxe
  42. Cherry Cake with Semolina
  43. Apple Cinnamon Cocoa Cake
  44. Pork Roast with Crackling and Potato Dumplings
  45. Intense Chocolate Cake with Rum Ganache
  46. Winter Stew
  47. Gingerbread Cookies
  48. Bacon-Prunes Beef Roulade with Walnut-Savoy
  49. Mustard-Thyme Crusted Schnitzel with Balsamic Carrots
  50. Spicy Pork and Beef Goulash with Peppers
  51. Pasta with Smoked Salmon, Peas and Tarragon
  52. Wine Chocolate Cake
  53. Medallions of Beef Tenderloin with a Nutty Herb Crust on Celeriac Potato Purée and Spicy Carrots
  54. Thai Green Chicken Curry With Broccoli and Carrots
  55. Slow Cooked Rosemary-Garlic Shoulder of Lamb alongside Ratatouille topped with soft Goat Cheese
  56. Two kinds of Rass el hanout spiced Meatballs on Pomegranate Couscous and a Yoghurt Mint Sauce
  57. Spinach Risotto topped with Goat Cheese and Maple Syrup Garlic Salmon
  58. Raspberry Braid
  59. Mediterranean Shoulder of Lamb with Lemon Butter Carrots and Rosemary Garlic Potatoes
  60. Asparagus on Sauce Béarnaise wrapped in Jamón Serrano with Chicken Saltimbocca
  61. Ménage à trois of Fruity Delights - three kinds of Sorbet
  62. Sunken Apple Cake
  63. Rosemary Potato Pizza with sweet Onions and Feta
  64. Coq au Vin on Roasted Garlic Potato Mash
  65. Gruyere Gratinated Mushroom and Ham pane filone a la Betragne
  66. Moroccan Chicken on red Couscous with Pomegranate and Coriander
  67. Spicy Boston Blade Steak Asia Style on a Bed of Nuts and Greens
  68. Jalapeño Cheese Bread with Bacon and Maple-Chipotle-Butter
  69. Coffee Kaluha Brownie Ice Cream
  70. Arroz en Paella
  71. Boar Stifado and Taters


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I got plussed by Jeri Ryan in a post about being plussed by Jeri Ryan.
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Dietzenbach
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Neu-Isenburg - Dreieichenhain - Büdingen Eckartshausen