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More Pokémon Go footage 
More leaked Pokemon GO footage has hit the web, this time showing off the mechanics of [...]
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Yuck Pokemon.
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#MailCall NL1331 Pin and some bonus swag. Thanks +Justin Richter​! Successful trade! 
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#MailCall thanks +Lucy Shires​! 
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Whoah!!!! dispatch patch!
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"'No one wants an abortion as she wants an ice cream cone or a Porsche. She wants an abortion as an animal, caught in a trap, wants to gnaw off its own leg.'
"Strange, isn’t it, that both pro-choice and pro-life people agree that is true? Abortion is a horrible and harrowing experience. That women choose it so frequently shows how much worse continuing a pregnancy can be. Essentially, we’ve agreed to surgically alter women so that they can get along in a man’s world. And then expect them to be grateful for it."

The strong, feminist argument against abortion: Why must women sacrifice so much in order to 'make it' with the ease that our world affords to men?
Frederica Mathewes-Green explains how her early commitment to feminist principles helped convert her to the pro-life cause.
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It almost sounds as if we read different articles. I opened it up again to skim it for your points, but I don't find them. She never mentions adoption. I saw no call for easier access to contraception.

She does argue that abortion is morally murder. She says that she and other advocates for abortion were ignorant of the realities of it before it was legal. This "I was blind but now I see" story is popular among religious people, BTW. I can see that it attempts some outreach to the other side, but it's still mostly for a pro-life audience.

As for antagonism to giving women more options, my personal opinion is that it comes from the same people who consider a woman's right to her own body to be subordinate to others' interest in her bearing children. I think the feminists are on board with measures to reduce the frequency of abortion (i.e., "safe, legal, and rare"), but they're currently more concerned with other equality issues (pay, representation, etc.).
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+Don Pettit​ Do male astronauts have a special need to protect their genitalia? Lots of space baseball happening up there? Why all the interest in cups?

And scale is a bit lacking, but aren't those a bit small for the purpose?
 
The space cup story: This collage shows three generations of the space cup. The first generation (upper right) was invented on Space Station during STS 126 docked mission in 2008. It was made from materials found onboard; a sheet of plastic and Kapton tape. The second generation was invented at Portland State University by Mark Weislogel and students (left). It was 3D printed from food grade clear plastic that can withstand 100 C temperatures and is now onboard Space Station. The third generation is made at JSC out of slip-cast porcelain (lower right).

The story of their inventions will be posted over the next few weeks. Stay tuned.

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If that's the case, then having the cup withstand 100 degrees C might be overkill.
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Wanted: Postcards. Or letters. More specifically, something with pictures from wherever you are around the world, addressed to my 4.5 year old daughter, who is learning about the big globe and always asks me "how far away is __?" They don't have to be Ingress-related, but more power to you if they are.

For Trade: A letter in return, complete with a couple UCR flag stickers. If you send a particularly cool/unique letter/postcard, I may even send you a UCR pin or some other swag of some sort. 

(Pins are not guaranteed--at my discretion.)

Circle me and put a comment below if you're interested. I'll send a PM to exchange details on mailing address, etc. and we'll go from there.
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I have added everyone to the HO who has commented here, and a coupel who PM'd me as well. 

EXCEPT +NickanM  -- I still can't add you or send you Hangouts Messages. PM me please!
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1 Year After the Earthquake. I hope some of the money made it to the folks who needed it.
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Winner winner sojourner spinner! And a couple days ago I got my Tucson swag, and a bit before that I got the Bikegress patches. It's been a good week.
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Long overdue to organize and inventory my swag and figure out what I've got for trade... 
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Glad your Tucson Obsidian swag made it safely! :-)
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Some time ago, I started an experiment in this community. 

I asked folks who were willing to send me a postcard. Or rather, to send it to my 4.5 year old daughter, Lisa. She's interested in understanding the world and how big it is, and I thought getting some postcards would help her explore different places. In exchange, I'd send back some swag to the folks who participated. 

Over the following weeks, postcards were sent from all over the world--from Texas to New Zealand, California to Bali. But not just postcards. Folks sent Lisa boxes of sunshine, bits of swag, maps and stories and descriptions of places all over the world--and even an Atlas. And Lisa loved it!

So a special thanks to +KatieLlama Smith +Anthony WhatsAfranc0 +Cedric Tashro +Miguel Contreras +Stefan Waltke +Trampis Spears +Sabrina B +Lindsay #forevercnty +diane wilson +Charles Aries +James Webb +Hugo Nunes +Enguerran Gillet +Chris UEF +Peter Tchernegovski +David Norris +Chris Sibbald +NEF thor +Faith Q +Donna Whatmore Robinson +NickanM +Vinsensa Radita +Joy N +Adriána Perkele +florian dill +Valerie Wallace +Teemu Ylänne for sending things (or planning to still!)

Y'all have rocked it. Thanks so much for showing that the Ingress community can come together across the globe!
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+Kris Bird I am In too it was a lot of fun
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+John Hanke+Ingress+Niantic Project+Niantic

You know what's better than in-game banner ads? Location-based/proximity marketing. You've got the technology infrastructure in place already. It's just a matter of connecting the monetization dots.

The 'holy grail' of marketing is to deliver a marketing message to a consumer when they're at/near their point of decision, both in time and location. ie, Subway wants consumers to hear a commercial for Subway when they're near a Subway restaurant at lunchtime.

Niantic, through Ingress, is positioned SO WELL to make this happen. How?
When an agent is within X meters of a Subway and hacks a portal, the portal will drop media into their inventory. Instead of a video link, it is a QR code to Subway for 10% off a footlong sandwich. If needed, the Agent could click "Navigate to Offer" and get directions to the offer, same as they do to navigate to a portal currently.
Agent goes to Subway, gets the sandwich for 10% cheaper, and maybe gets 10 XMP in return as well?

Potential advertisers would be restaurant chains like Jamba Juice (making all the Jamba Juice restaurants into portals didn't drive the uptick in sales they were hoping, I bet, since it didn't require people to walk through the front door, let alone buy something), convenience stores like Circle K (I was SHOCKED that didn't include a QR code), and even CPG food manufacturers when hacking a portal near a grocery store...

The CPM could be higher vs normal digital marketing, since you would have targeted delivery to Agents near stores. Zero cost of delivery to you and your advertising partners... This is effectively a coupon, delivered digitally. And by making the program opt-in, you'd be making sure delivery only happened to those who are interested. All of which makes claim rates higher, campaign lift higher, and drives traffic to the advertiser.

And it's a much less obtrusive vehicle for delivering in-game ads than a weakly-targeted ad inventory delivery handled by someone like Turn.

So please. Monetize the hell out of this great game. But do it in a way that doesn't ruin the AR experience for those who want it.

Http://warc.com/LatestNews/News/Clorox_explores_proximity_marketing.news?ID=36446&isUS=True
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Makes sense, but in a perfect world it'd be more fun for it to navigate and advertise local mom and pop places instead of big chains... 
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3+ years of this game. Get out and play, indeed. Thanks, +Niantic​ for the game. Thanks, +Jake Mohl​ for the coin. 
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+Brahim Ruño​ pm me
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#Mailcall  from +Maria Kühne 

Thanks for the pins! 
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FWIW, Niantic never made a 13 Magnus pin either. They made a patch and a sticker, but never a pin. Unfortunately, I don't think Cassandra had an official logo though
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