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John Hummel
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Attended U. of Minnesota
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Global warming well under way and starting to show its effects

Having fun yet? Oh, you will. You will.

thanks, +Ole Olson 
 
Sixth Great Mass Extinction Event Begins; 2015 on Pace to Become Hottest Year on Record
Scientists like Bill Nye ("the Science Guy") are warning us to expect even more weather extremes as anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) progresses. Study co-author Paul Ehrlich: "The study shows without any significant doubt that we are now entering the sixth great mass extinction event. There are examples of species all over the world that are essentially the walking dead."

#Science   #Environment   #ACD   #ClimateChange   #Climate   #Biosphere   #Life  
Humans are both the cause and at risk of annihilation in the Earth's sixth mass extinction event.
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thanks, +Katie H.!
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I learned something new :)
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Truth from Elizabeth Warren.

thanks, +Ole Olson 
 
This country is working for working people. It's only working for people at the top. That's not The American Dream. That's The American nightmare. +Senator Elizabeth Warren 

#Quote   #Economics   #Politics   #Oligarchy   #Plutocracy  
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Excellent question,  +Virginia Benedict. There are things, large and small, that we can all do about it.

Get involved. Donate to DemocracyNow, Truthout, MoveOn, and other such organizations. Communicate. Protest. Vote with your feet and your money. Vote for Bernie Sanders.
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How to not share all the posts you +1

Turns out, I have been spamming the people in my circles with all the posts I have been +ing. (Bad enough that I spam you with my actual posts.)

I thought I had this "feature" turned off on Google+. Not so.

Fortunately, one of you kindly pointed this out to me.

After a bit of sleuth-work, I think I have finally figured out how to turn this "feature" off. It wasn't easy.

The link below is what I found. If I am still spamming you with my +1's, please let me know. If I am not, thank +Jens Graikowski.
Turn off the new +1 feature ... There's an immense hype going on about the benefits and hassle the new +1 feature gives you. This post is not about that.… - Jens “Google Plus Yoda” Graikowski - Google+
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Thank you, guys. :-)
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John Oliver (brilliant) on transgender rights

Share this with your conservative uncle.

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Everybody is a special snowflake in America.
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The crazy runs deep in christianity

If you are a christian and you disagree with this assessment, then you need to publicly disavow this loser and everyone else like him.

Otherwise, they speak for you. They are you.

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Tony Perkins brazenly lies about sodomy laws to support his wild claims about gay marriage http://ow.ly/30It9d
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I'm sure he just makes it up as he goes along. It's an indelible characteristic of the Christian right. Fits right in with 'magical thinking'.
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Let's hope others follow suit

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Oh noes, cops might actually be under civilian authority!
Rank-and-file cops are fuming over several “police reform” measures City Council members plan to review this week, including bills that would force cops to get suspects’ consent for searches, impri...
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"“These pieces of legislation have been proposed by individuals who have neither the expertise nor the experience to establish policy in the dangerous business of fighting crime,” PBA President Patrick Lynch said in a statement Sunday."
You mean, creating crime for a profit..
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"Religious liberty" as a twisted excuse to deny others' real liberties

You can believe whatever you want, but as the (difficult to attribute) quote goes, your rights end where my nose -- or marriage -- begins.

Or, as better said by +Alex Grossman ...
 
Love how these backward, bigoted people refuse to abide by the rule of law in our country. How it's a violation of someone's religious beliefs to let two people, not of their faith, commit to each other is simply beyond me. Unless it can be shown that same-sex marriage harms people who are not gay (or who are gay but don’t want to marry), there is no compelling reason for state intervention, and specifically for banning same-sex marriage. The dissenters in Obergefell, and these bigots who refuse to follow the law, missed this rather obvious point.

Simply put, gratuitous interference in other people’s lives is bigotry. The fact that this is often religiously motivated does not make it less so. The U.S. is, thankfully, not a theocracy, and religious disapproval of harmless practices is not an acceptable or proper basis for prohibiting such practices, especially if the practices are highly valued by their practitioners. Same sex couples and the children (mostly straight) that they adopt (or that one of them may have given birth to and the other adopts) derive substantial benefits, both economic and psychological, from marriage. Efforts to deny them those benefits by forbidding same-sex marriage confer no offsetting social benefits—in fact no offsetting benefits at all beyond gratifying feelings of hostility toward gays and lesbians, feelings that feed such assertions as that heterosexual marriage is “degraded” by allowing same-sex couples to “annex” the word marriage to their cohabitation.

This is all so sad. So many millions of dollars and hours have been tossed into legal battles that were a long shot at best. And yet, these evangelical groups have always had financial resources, competent charities, and passionate workers who are more than willing to travel to the ends of the earth to fulfill the very words of Jesus. As another pointed out earlier today, if these evangelical groups collectively gave the most basic causes such as feeding people, giving out clean water, offering shelter, visiting the sick, and helping the prisoners just a fraction of the time and energy that they had devoted to fighting same sex marriage, who knows how many thousands or millions of lives could have been saved.
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Thank you for that clarity, +Pamela Zuppo.
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The irony of modern republicans

Every historical success they tout as a "republican" success is a value of progressives, not modern, regressive republicans. [Footnote]

Seems they wish to claim they are democrats.

thanks, +galen stone 

[Footnote] Back when republicans did awesome stuff, they were the progressive party. Think Lincoln. That all changed when LBJ jettisoned the southern "democrats"
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+John Hummel I'm done, just stated a fact, was challenged, so gave requested info...It's all Good John!!
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  • U of Illinois
    Prof. of Psychology, 2005 - present
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    Prof. of Psychology, 1991 - 2005
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Professor of cognitive psychology at the University of Illinois.
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To a computer scientist, I look like a neuroscientist. To a neuroscientist, I look like a psychologist. To a psychologist, I look like a computer scientist. Evading responsibility like a master.
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  • U. of Minnesota
    PhD, Experimental Psychology, 1986 - 1990
  • U. of Mary Washington
    BS, Experimental Psychology, 1982 - 1986
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