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Linux fan (NOT a zealot. If you are a zealot, walk away). Neither left, nor right. Opinionated. Sci-fi fan, historian, metalhead, amateur (very amateur) Russian speaker... Y seguidor de la Vinotinto

My name is pronounced:

Johnny: Regular English name "Johnny", phonetically translated into 
[ ˈdʒɒni ]

Graterol: In phonetic alphabet it would be something like [ gɾa.t̪e.'ɾol]. If you don't get the IPA, you could try something like: Grah-teh-ddol. Or, this.

Guevara: In phonetic alphabet, it would be close to [ ge.'β̞a.ɾa] or [ ɣeˈβaɾa]. Again, if you don't get the IPA, try: Gue-vah-dda (the first part it would be as if you were about to say "guess", but without the ss part)

(FYI, and to avoid confusions or misinterpretations, Johnny is my first name. Graterol Guevara is my last name. Yes, I'm named under the Spanish/hispanic naming customsAnd no, I'm not related in any way to Che Guevara, that is a common surname over here in Latin America)

I post about:
  1. Linux
  2. Technology in general.
  3. Sci-fi stuff.
  4. History (World and Venezuelan history)
  5. Current events (politics and other topics) in Venezuela.
  6. Music (rock n' roll, blues and classical music)
  7. Humor
  8. World and Venezuelan Soccer ( fútbol )

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If you want to circle me, please be advised:
  • I tend to block right away users with no profile picture (a.k.a. "blueheads"), or with no profile info whatsoever. If you fit into those categories, don't waste your time, I will block you right then and there.
  • I don't circle back users with offensive, or disgusting posts (I block users with offensive content right away). Good for you if you like pictures of drunk people puking, or the close-up of a roadkill. I just don't want that on my stream (by the way, depending on the nature of your "cute" content, I will report you if necessary)
  • I don't circle back constant and persistent GIF posters. People, this is 2012, not 1997. The occasional GIF here and there is not a problem, but the constant flow of animated GIF's is not what I'm looking for.
  • I don't circle back users with suspicious high numbers of G+ users in their circles (with few users adding them back in turn). I tend to deem these kind of bulky profiles as phony profiles, as far as I'm concerned.
  • I don't circle back users with no public posts. If you haven't posted anything publicly, sorry, I will not circle you back. 
  • If I find the content you are posting uninteresting or unrelated with my interests, sorry, I will not circle you back (nothing personal there)
  • I don't circle back (and I most definitively block) people whose only activity in G+ seems to be gaming. Sorry, lack of interesting content, and a flood of game notifications in my stream is not appealing. It's kind of a turnoff.
  • AND I DON'T CIRCLE BACK TEENAGERS, OR UNDERAGES. I BLOCK ASAP TEENAGERS OF UNDERAGES. IF YOU ARE UNDERAGE, AND ADD ME TO YOUR CIRCLES, TWO THINGS WILL SURELY HAPPEN: A) I WILL BLOCK YOU, AND (DEPENDING ON THE CASE) B) I WILL REPORT YOU. 
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Make sure to use that spare time for something fun!

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Not exactly a surprise for Venezuela #ThanksALotMaduro  #TheRealChavezLegacy
Consumers in Venezuela are expected to suffer the most in 2015
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"...That doesn't leave enough oil money to pay bills. Again, the Bolivarian regime is to blame. The trouble is that while it has tried to help the poor, which is commendable, it has also spent much more than it can afford, which is not. Indeed, Venezuela's government is running a 14 percent of gross domestic product deficit right now, a fiscal hole so big that there's only one way to fill it: the printing press. But that just traded one economic problem — too little money — for the opposite one. After all, paying people with newly printed money only makes that money lose value, and prices go parabolic. It's no wonder then that Venezuela's inflation rate is officially 64 percent, is really something like 179 percent, and could get up to 1,000 percent, according to Bank of America, if Venezuela doesn't change its byzantine currency controls.

Venezuela's government, in other words, is playing whac-a-mole with economic reality. And its exchange-rate system is the hammer. It goes something like this. The Maduro regime wants to throttle the private sector but spend money like it hasn't. Then it wants to print what it needs, but keep prices the same like it hasn't. And finally, it wants to keep its stores stocked, but, going back to step one, keep the private sector in check like it hasn't. This is where its currency system comes in. The government, you see, has set up a three-tiered exchange rate to try to control everything — prices, profits, and production — in the economy. The idea, if you want to call it that, is that it can keep prices low by pretending its currency is really stronger than it is. And then it can decide who gets to make money, and how much, by doling out dollars to importers at this artificially low rate, provided they charge what the government says..."

Best description for our economic mess. Ever.
Falling oil prices have made Venezuela's supermarkets even more empty than usual, all because of the government's wrongheaded policies.
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¡Feliz Año Nuevo a todos! Happy New Year y'all! :-)
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After more than thirty years, I finally got "Trading Places" ending...
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"... this resolution is part of a massive campaign, led by an “unholy alliance” of Russia and developing world countries, to fundamentally alter the definition of ‘human rights.’  Alongside the radical proposition that rights are enjoyed by groups as well as individuals—which, if taken to its logical conclusion, would justify one group excluding or marginalizing other populations in order to protect its collective rights—there are several processes underway that would include “traditional values” as human rights in and of themselves. Put into practice, this would mean that countries could deny a woman or gay person’s individual rights (to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, for example) in the name of the “traditional values” rights of others.  Thus, those in power can imprison gays, prevent women from voting, and similar “traditional” things, all under the cover of international law.  Where today international human rights norms are used to hold countries accountable for such acts, tomorrow’s would permit—indeed, favor—them (...) To get a sense of the bloc, here are the 20 other countries that voted with Russia: Algeria, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, China, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Maldives, Morocco, Namibia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela.  A motley crew, to be sure: Islamic states, sub-Saharan Africa, China. What unifies them?  These are generally countries with appalling human rights records.  But if they get to redefine what “human rights” even means, then they might suddenly look like Amnesty International..."

So, Venezuela voted in favor of the "protection of the traditional family"? Wow, how "progressive"... 
The UN Human Rights Council just passed a resolution that could have come from Pat Robertson—but passed thanks to Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
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To my G+ contacts: Please receive my apologies for the late replies you are receiving to your comments, I've been absent from the stream for quite a while. 
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"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education." Albert Einstein
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Sean Penn is for sure a great actor, but as a person and "activist", he is a serious asshole. 

Oh, what a noble task, defending crooks and murderers while praising the wonders of Chavismo from his cozy Hollywood-made ivory tower.

BTW Mr. Penn, with that statement you basically are recognizing that Chávez tenure was a FAILURE... 
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I'm so sick of Hollywood!
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Pretty interesting (and detailed) interview... 
As Rock prepares for the release of <i>Top Five,</i> a bittersweet film comedy in which he does triple duty as director, screenwriter, and star.
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Useful idiots. Useful idiots everywhere.
The useful idiots from the Cold War are back. From Hong Kong to Havana, an ideology that has killed more than 100 million people in the 20th century is gaining new fans.
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Great post by +BuzzFeed. People just don't understand the significance of their actions but I know some do understand like that idiot #dannyglover for sure he knows kissing communist or socialista ass will bring him a little more fame 😣
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