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+Nicolas Cable , does State of Formation have any Google+ connectivity?  I can't seem to find it but I might be missing it.
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It is not that active as of now. I am interested in making it more active, especially with hangout possibilities :)

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Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.. Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Sena...
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Seems closer to monks, actually.
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from a random youtube video's comment sections (the video featured a dog doing something adorably personifiable)

"why do we let a brit named simon cowell come to our country and let him disrespect american children, women and other americans. not cool. boycott this guy. love usa, no one should tread on your family"
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if we don't then poor people might not die and we can't have that
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"'Those responsible for James’ death not only ended the life of a talented and wonderful man,' Barbara Anderson Young wrote in her letter. 'They also have caused our family unspeakable pain and grief. But our loss will not be lessened by the state taking the life of another.'

"She quoted Coretta Scott King in explaining her opposition to capital punishment: 'An evil deed is not redeemed by an evil deed of retaliation. Justice is never advanced in the taking of human life.'"

This is perhaps a foretaste of what is meant when people speak of divine justice.
Sister asks DA to not seek death penalty in alleged hate crime. On September 14, 2011, in Death Penalty, Hate crime, by Jerry Mitchell. The sister of James C. Anderson is asking the district attorney ...
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I have a feeling most of my Geek's would want this in an Ubuntu window frame

#geek   #starwars   #doordontthereisnotry   #xwing   #theforce   #yodaquotes  
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This paragraph is the core of Mitt Romney’s case against President Obama:

"What do we have to show for three and a half years of President Obama? Is it easier to make ends meet? Is it easier to sell your home or buy a new one? Have you saved what you needed for retirement? Are you making more in your job? Do you have a better chance to get a better job? Do you pay less at the pump?"

In other words: Are you better off now than you were three and a half years ago?

This is a good question to ask. But we need to be a bit more sophisticated about it. Three and a half years ago, for instance, Barack Obama wasn’t yet president. The date was Oct. 25, 2008, and Obama hadn’t even won the election yet, much less taken office.

The National Bureau of Economic Research says the recession officially began in December 2007. The worst of it came in the fourth quarter of 2008. Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2009. The time frame Romney chose, in other words, thrusts the very worst of the recession into Obama’s lap despite the fact that he wasn’t even president yet. It’s like blaming a fireman for the damage the blaze did before he arrived.

But we need some way to judge Obama. One possibility is to simply start the clock the day Obama was inaugurated. That’s not a particularly smart approach, though. Presumably, we want to know the effects of the decisions Obama made. While it’s true that the economy lost a lot of jobs in February 2009, it’s hard to see how you could fairly peg those on Obama. The guy had been president for less than two weeks.
Should Obama really be blamed for George W. Bush’s presidency?
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Excerpt: "Reducing the budget deficit by cutting spending alone, as Republicans insist, means that the burden of adjustment will fall almost entirely on those with low and middle incomes, since those with high incomes do not benefit much from federal programmes. Raising taxes is the only way of ensuring that the cost of deficit reduction is shared among all income groups."

FT requires free registration to read, but this article from Bruce Bartlett is worth reading.
Barack Obama last week put forward a package of tax increases to pay for a proposed $447bn jobs programme. The most controversial proposal is that no one making more than $1m a year should pay a small...
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I’M ALL ABOUT FOURLOKO AS WELL THESE DAYS. THAT STUFF IS AMAZING. BASICALLY YOU DRINK IT AND YOU GO RIGHT TO JAIL.
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welp I've done my duty in keeping google+ happening today. now do yours all my friends.
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"Despite the claims of working on behalf of the poor, I'm forced to wonder if any of this would be happening had Obama returned a few phone-calls and put in some face-time. The presidential fetish on exhibition here, paired with a non-critique of Congress, the non-recognition of the need to build a more left-leaning electorate is amazing and anti-democratic. Nothing better evidences that than seeing Nader, a man who evidently believes Obama an "Uncle Tom for the corporations," turn around and praise Sarah Palin for her "conservative populism."

"This isn't progressive. It's personal. And it's reactionary."
Why would Ralph Nader and Cornel West attack President Obama while saying nothing about Congress or the U.S. electorate?
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