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Posting this most excellent fractal GIF at the least busy time on the weekly internet schedule

On the entire weekly round, this is probably the deadest time on the world internet, with the possible exception of GMT Saturday 0200-0800. Regardless, it is an excellent animated image that deserves major props to the creator:

Pete Axcell (3D Pete) Fractal Animations website: http://3dpete.smugmug.com/Fractal-Art/Fractal-Animation/
on Vimeo http://vimeo.com/user5012717
Compilation video http://vimeo.com/16014551


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#Fractals   #Animations   #GIFs   #Fractalicious  
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@BernieSanders Brings up an excellent point: what's wrong with America adopting successful policies in Nordic Countries?

The Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland) rock. Free education (from Early to Graduate Universities), free healthcare from birth to death, and a broad range of other free public services.  All world class quality. An excellent transportation network, especially considering the very low population density, that includes affordable public methods of getting around.

The average number of hours worked per year is FAR less than in the US, but they have a comparable median wage, over 6 weeks of paid VACATION every year, many months off (paid) for maternity care, and job stability that is unheard of in the US. 

Nordic Countries are generations ahead of the US in nearly every measure because they are so progressive. Why not emulate what works?

#Sanders2016  
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During an interview on ABC's "This Week," host George Stephanopoulos asked the 73-year-old Vermont senator if it's really possible for someone like him to be elected president. Sanders, who identifies as a democratic socialist, announced his White House run last week.

"Well, so long as we know what democratic socialism is,"...When Stephanopoulos said Republicans were likely to jump all over Sanders for saying the U.S. should be more like Scandinavia, the senator said he has no problem with that.

"That's right. And what's wrong with that?" Sanders said.
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+john sawyer I think Bernie can win because he's more likable than Hillary by most people who would vote democrat. Obama win in 2008 because people who would have normally stayed home didn't. I don't think Hillary will be able to accomplish that unless she can really mobilize women in some red states.
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Bernie Sanders giving another fiery speech in defiance of economic tyranny

Thank you +Bernie Sanders!   #Sanders2016  

HT to +Brandon Weber of +Upworthy for this. Start posting on Google+ again Brandon, we need you here!
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"Are destroying" or "have destroyed"? 
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FDR nails why it is so important to take on and defeat moneyed interests. Our democracy literally depends on it.
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Now it's both
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Some interesting points from this article:
☯Google+ has 2.2 billion total profiles
☯212 million people have had some level of activity
☯23.4 million people have put public posts on Google+ within a given 30 day period
☯4 million people have over 50 posts in the last month

Also note that all of these numbers do not include lurkers, people who never post to Public, those who just +1 posts and comments, and commenters with no posts. I know many people who comment all day long, but have very few if any public posts. Other social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, etc. likely have very similar active to casual to empty account ratios. 

Google+ is not a graveyard. It is one of the most active social media sites in the world and is the most dynamic product out there with product integration far beyond even Facebook. That being said, there are some interface improvements I'd love to see:

→ dedicated +1 button on Chrome and a +1 Extension/Add-On for other browsers so you can +1 any good article or website you come across while you're surfing.
→ A better designed stream page. FB wins this battle hands down
→ GIFV/HTML5 support for larger, cooler GIFs
→Far easier ways to scan profiles
→Built-In post scheduling

#GooglePlus   #GplusTips   #GooglePlusNews   #Google   #SocialMedia  
 
Hundreds of thousands posting more than once per day is a ghost town?
The debate on the activity level on Google+ has raged for years. How many users are really active on it? Is the place a ghost town? Why hasn't Google shut it
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List of Top Donors reveals a potential thorn for Hillary
The most important part of this issue is whether or not someone supports serious campaign finance reform to get big, dark money out of the political process. Both candidates do, but Bernie is certainly far stronger and more credible on the issue. 

Republicans of course love the corruption of our democracy. They call big money "free speech" and corporations "people".

When 42% of the total money spent on politics in 2012 came from the richest 0.1%, that is not free speech unless the oligarchs deserve thousands of times more speech more than you do since they are rich. I disagree with that concept. Everyone has free speech, but you can't spend unlimited hoards of cash to manipulate the political process. That's not democracy, it's corruption.

Bernie Sanders will do everything in his power to shut down this scheme and restore real representative democracy to America. He has the best credibility by far on this issue.
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Speech is free, it doesn't get more free with money. Money is not more freedom for speech, money is an amplifier, multiplying the loudness and by that drowning out other voices. Money is the loudhailer of the 21st century, silencing all those without such kind of booster for their voice. 

And as it is impossible to hear normal voices in the presence of a loudhailer, this principle damages the freedom of speech of all voices with less money. 

And that violates the First Amendment ... 
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The Keep Our Campaigns Honest (KOCH) Act would reveal the true sources of all dark money bombarding you with negative ads
Thank you Democrats for standing up for regular Americans who want to see who is corrupting our political system, and to eventually get this money OUT. When 42% of the money spent in 2012 came from the richest 0.1%, that's just an oligarchy, not a democracy.

#KochAct   #Kochtopus   #CampaignFinanceReform   #DiscloseAct   #Democrats  
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How to Talk to Your Kids About Bernie Sanders

Clever article that covers things like:
•What does it mean when a politician “doesn’t lie”?
•What is he so angry about?
•Why does he make sense?

Excerpt: "But why is he even bothering when he can’t win? Try. Without underdogs there would be no upsets and no legends. It’s exhilarating to see people try to win against all odds because most of us identify with that feeling."

#Sanders2016  cc +Bernie Sanders 
 
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There's something very charming and even a little sexy about this old photo of Bernie, but even then his appearance is the slightly disheveled look he has today. But he's hot too in his triumph waving his hands. The way everyone else in the photo are so excited with him is part of the interest.

We should not underestimate Bernie. He could win everything, but at the very minimum Hillary is going to have to persuade her backers to accept important reforms.
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I just donated $85 to Bernie Sanders. 
Even though my finances are a wreck right now, is worth the sacrifice. A few less beers, eating cheaper at home, and not blowing cash on a bunch of useless material possessions to clutter my home, that's well worth it to help Bernie. http://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/lets-go-bernie 

Everyone should consider a small contribution to Bernie Sanders right now. Even for the cost of a cup of coffee, a $5 donation demonstrates another individual, small donor is part of this movement. 

After that, consider going to the website to sign up for email alerts, and prepare to volunteer for this.  Neighborhood parties will likely start happening soon, perhaps days of action as well, and we need motivated activists in every single city, town, and village in every corner of the country to participate to show the true depth and breadth of this movement to retake America from the rich elites that have stolen it from us. 

Remember the words of Bishop Desmond Tutu: "Those who remain neutral in situations of injustice have chosen the side of the oppressor.”

#Sanders2016 #BernieSanders  
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I found the missing lynx

If he's yours you can claim him by calling 1-307-55... Never mind. I'm keeping him.

Have a wonderful Saturday everyone. :-)

#caturday   #cats   #cat   #catlovers   #catsofgoogleplus   #catsrule   #catsallovertheworld   #lolcats   #lynx   #humor   #Cute   #LOL   #haha  
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Great niche shop to get all sorts of things from Scandinavian countries. My dad *loved* the Lutefisk t-shirt I gave him for x-mas.
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Whenever I'm cruising around this part of the county, I always try to stop into the Outpost for cold one. Loved the chicken and appetizers too.
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I spent the better part of 15 years living on the road traveling from project to project, and would always go explore the nightlife where ever I went. The Swizzle Inn is one of the best neighborhood bars in the country, and I make a point to go here anytime I'm visiting Phoenix. You can sit down next to anyone and have a great conversation. It really feels like home. The bar is hidden away on the back corner of a tiny shopping strip behind Starbucks. Parking can be a huge problem, but it's worth it. The owners are regulars in the bar and bring in free munchies in the afternoon/early evening regularly. The Swizzle is tropical themed, but dimly lit, and has a pool table, dart board, and C-shaped bar. Very decked out for holidays like christmas, halloween, and St. Patrick's Day. Open to people of all persuasions.
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While I've never had food here, this place is a really fun bar on Thurs-Sat. nights. There is a very mixed crowd from all walks of life, from pool/dart players, dancers (wonderful DJ by the way), dark siders, alternative crowd, sports fans, racing enthusiasts, bikers, the LGBT community, freedom lovers, etc. This is the best closing bar in The Lakes Area.
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This is an excellent headquarters for Minnesota's version of the Democratic Party (Democratic-Farmer-labor). Someone took time out from their busy day to give me the full tour of the building, and all of the spaces they had available are state of the art. So nice to see a well organized center-left party in Minnesota. This is the nerve center for the campaign to move the state forward.
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