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The world is a much better place than we are led to believe. +Hans Rosling points out that a basic education and investigation of facts will prove this to you. Not edge case crazy wacko facts - non-controversial facts. IMF and UN data sets.

I will quote him for the benefit of my Conservative and Libertarian naysayers: "The facts are not up for discussion. I am right, and you are wrong."

To put is slightly less confrontationally: wishing and shouting will never make a thing true.

To the less diametrically opposed, please take a moment to pause and reflect. How much better are things than when you were a kid? From when your parents were? From your grandparents' day?

Progress is slow but constant. Haters and naysayers notwithstanding.

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I don't know, but whatever it is, this #tedscousin  seems terrified.
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Tomorrow is Father's Day where I come from and I for one don't plan on being on social networks. So I'm posting these early. Play away folks. For almost #sundaywhatisit   Game 41.

Guess away!!
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Lol, yes it does +Ted Ewen well spotted.
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For the past month, county clerks in Colorado have been challenging a ban on same-sex marriage by issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

The Colorado Supreme Court is expected to rule on their actions any day now.

But few know that this is history repeating itself.

via +Amber Jacks 
County clerks are making news by defying the state's gay-marriage ban, but Clela Rorex got there first. Decades ago, she issued a groundbreaking license to the first openly gay people she'd ever met.
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That's my mom's generation! I grew up with a single, social-activist mother through the 70's.  I saw some Feminism in my youth :D
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Just wow.

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It is raining outside. I and the one year old sitting with pencils / crayons and paper. But I do not eat them anyway...
 
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Det regnar ute. Jag och ettåringen sitter med pennor/kritor och papper. Men jag äter dem inte i alla fall... 
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+Ted Ewen Awesome. :-)
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Don’t Write Words, Write 'Music'
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What is the sound of a no beat rhythm, grasshopper? :P
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I can see this being useful in a number of situations.
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I was just thinking you could do an RPG adventure in it and colour things appropriately as you progressed.
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This is how I am learning woodworking too. Works a treat! 
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A Kenyan won the gold medal in javelin after learning how to throw on YouTube

Kenyan Julius Yego yesterday (Aug. 26) secured a gold medal at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing in javelin. His throw of 92.72m won the competition by four meters...

What is remarkable is that Yego is almost entirely self-taught. He used YouTube videos as a guide. He cited watching videos of Zelezny and Norwegian Andreas Thorkildsen, both of whom won Olympic and world titles.

“My coach is me, and the YouTube videos,” Yego said. Why? “Everybody in Kenya is a runner.” Which means that there aren’t that many coaches who can train those who are interested in less-heralded disciplines, such as the javelin. (Kenya is famous for producing great track athletes. In Beijing, the East African nation leads the medals table with six golds, three silvers, and two bronze.)
The video-sharing platform can help you be a world champion.
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Now you need to find a VCR :P
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What will happen...

What will happen if you wait until your son is old enough to decide for himself whether he wants a circumcision.

All children have a right to bodily integrity: female, intersex, male - stop cutting childrens' genitals.

#Intactivism   #i2   #Foreskin  #StopFGM #StopIGM #StopMGM
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+Michael Meng It will be - but possibly not in our lifetimes.  Still fighting the fight, though.
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Born in the 60's. Raised in the 70's. Let loose in the 80's. Worked as a Nomad through the '80s, '90s, and '00s . Settled in Denmark with my wife in 2008. We've since added a cat (now two) and 12 chickens. We live the hermit life in the countryside outside Copenhagen, Denmark.
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I grew up in the US in New Jersey, though we moved around a lot. I lived all over the US until I came to Europe in 1998 at the age of 32. I had a backpack and two trunks of 'important' stuff, no prospects, and limited funds. I lived in the Netherlands as an illiterate illegal immigrant - though it turns out I didn't have to be an illegal after all. I worked 16 hour days in a restaurant and lived in the rafters for a winter. I decided I'd rather be in the UK. At least I spoke the language. I met my wife in the UK and we lived there for 10 years. We moved to Denmark in 2008 - weeks before the global economic meltdown. We've managed to buy a house (through the astounding generosity of the previous owner) and keep our noses just above the water, but it has been hard. We are just staring to achieve some financial stability. On the plus side, we have pared away most of our bad spending habits. :D I'm again living as an illiterate - I neither speak nor read Danish - but it's in a much nicer situation than in the NL.

I try to live my life in such a way that I do the least harm I can to the people around me while trying to add value to the world. I'm not particularly greedy, nor am I driven into pursuit of fame, or power, or renown.  I am driven by imagination. I am driven by compassion. I am driven by a combination of "What can we make to make things better?" and "What is over the next hill?". I am driven by curiosity.  I am driven by "How?". Most of all I am driven by "Why!?"

My interests are varied. My dreams and imaginings are vast and complex. I know I am just a speck of life on a speck of a planet in a wholly undistinguished part of the multiverse and  I know that, while I may never see my dreams achieved, I have become a much better me than many, including myself, expected or allowed for.

Meanwhile, I am frantically looking for a way to open the console on this thing we call life. I've a couple of commands I'd like to run after I load an early save game...
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I will praise you or I will flay you, but I will never flatter you with empty compliments..
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Changing beloved symbols to reflect ideas which are anathematic to the core ideals the symbol represents - but are also present in the society that holds the symbol dear - is a sure fire way to get people's attention.
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Balkanization of the US, a move toward ever more feudal systems of security and defense, entrenchment of belief over science, imposition of moral codes which limit rather than expand rights. This is not the reality I signed up for.
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Well, I've made it this far....
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