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Passing out company info! This is my day job. Drop us a line if you need any help with Direct Mail!
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Ever feel like you're just of the center of the target? Give us a call to see how we can help you get closer to your mark!

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Just after I posted my "I don't care what you think I'm posting what I want to" post... I see this from +Jaana Nyström which basically says exactly what I just decided! :) Thanks for sharing +Jaana Nyström!
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Musings on successful sharing and Google+ topics


I started on Google+ with no-one I knew, even today only a handful of my friends are here. I'm no techie or celebrity, just an ordinary middle-aged female from Finland. Love sharing my thoughts, posting (hopefully) interesting content, engaging in conversations and helping out Goobies (newcomers).


Well, then, which circle is right for me?

Perhaps "Legally blonde non-geeks who are into Google+, writing, tech, edu, travel, scuba diving, golf, science and all kinds of interesting stuff." Right. I'm dissicult to circle, so many have just made a circle for me alone... Some have turned the 'volume' all the way up and some all the way down. :D

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone. - Bill Cosby

The words from Bill Cosby have been my guideline, I'm not a part of any popular clique, just been doing my thing all along.
If a nobody from a small country can achieve to be in so many circles (thank you, my dear Circleverse!), then anybody can. It just takes time, effort and perseverance. And posting in public.
Find your niche and be yourself, that's my advice.


What about the topics in posts?

What I’ve enjoyed most in Google+ is the lack of status updates like ‘I had an omelet for brekkies’ or ‘I became Mayor of Thingummybob in Be-Square’.
The standard of posts is very high, ranging from tech to religion, humor to science and all sorts of news. And cats.
But the best bulletins to me are various opinions that the Plussers write on almost any theme possible.

Don’t try to please anyone on Google+ but be yourself:

Write about the things that interest you, share links and videos that you find amusing or intriguing. Post stuff with good content, as that is what the public is looking for.
Don't pay too much attention to grammar or punctuation, remember there are always those who (if there's no other way to get your goat) will correct your spelling and not concentrate on your content. - I know, I post about grammar... :-) But just to give people a chance to learn about it. Not being able to use the apostrophe correctly doesn't mean one cannot write good stuff.

Google+ is what you make of it.


To make good use of Google+, you should follow the five C’s: Circle, Comment, Contribute, Curate and… Circle. – +Johnathan Chung

Do you have more thoughts about this, anything you'd like to add?
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I saw this pretty long time ago but it really describes the awful truth.
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For a chance at a Kindle Fire? Why not?? :)
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Ok, I've got one extra Amazon Kindle FIRE left, and its too late to return it. So I'm giving it away!

How to win the brand new, unopened Amazon Kindle FIRE in only two steps:
Step 1) Do you have me in one of your circles? Great. Check that one off the list...
Step 2) Publicly SHARE this post.

That's it! You're entered to win, and I'll ship it to you ANYWHERE.

Wait, you want more chances to win? Ok, I'll tell you what:
- One extra entry if you leave a comment telling me WHY you want it.
- One extra entry if you Subscribe to our Livid Lobster newsletter!

You'll find the newsletter subscription form here: http://lividlobster.com/

I'll announce the winner on Geek Beat LIVE on Friday Jan 6 (basically in a week), and then here on Google+. Good luck to all!

PS - Damn, I love to give stuff away. Wait till you see what I'm planning in the new year... ;-)
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Can anyone confirm is this is true? If so... The media industry needs to be fired! Everyone should be hearing about this!
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CANCER CURE. Please reshare this. With no fortune to be made in this approach for an unpatentable drug, pharmaceutical companies and media are ignoring the story.

"Researchers at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada have cured cancer last week, yet there is a little ripple in the news or in TV. It is a simple technique using very basic drug. The method employs dichloroacetate, which is currently used to treat metabolic disorders. So, there is no concern of side effects or about their long term effects. This drug doesn’t require a patent, so anyone can employ it widely and cheaply compared to the costly cancer drugs produced by major pharmaceutical companies."
Links to original research in the article.
#cancer #science #health #medicine
Canadian researchers find a simple cure for cancer, but major pharmaceutical companies are not interested. Researchers at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada have cured cancer last week, ye...
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Unlikely. What we call cancer is many different diseases. That said, pharmaceutical companies do choose which drugs to invest in based on potential profits to be made. Sigh.
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if +Peter Bromberg is right with these fasts which I think he is... Is there anyone that can deny that raising taxes is a bad idea?
 
FACTS ABOUT TAXES
The U.S. tax code is not designed to promote jobs and economic growth.
The U.S. currently has the second-highest corporate income tax rate in the world and will soon have the highest.
High tax rates are encouraging businesses to transfer jobs abroad and keep their profits overseas.
Our capital gains tax is already higher than many of our international competitors and will rise further still when the current round of tax cuts expire next year. High capital gains tax rates discourage entrepreneurship and investment in job-creating companies.
Proposals to raise tax rates for high earners will increase taxes on entrepreneurs and small businesses, which create two out of every three new jobs.

The U.S. federal tax code is more than 3.8 million words long according to the IRS’ Taxpayer Advocate.

A study found that the 1993 increase in the top tax rate to 39.6 percent reduced the likelihood of an upper middle class worker starting their own business by as much as 20 percent. New businesses started by entrepreneurs are the primary source of job creation in the U.S. 2008, Americans spent more than 6.1 billion hours complying with the U.S. tax code, the equivalent of three million people working full time.

Following Japan’s planned five percent reduction in corporate tax rates, set to take effect in April, the U.S. will have the highest corporate tax rates in the world. According to the OECD, the U.S. combined corporate income tax rate, which includes the 35 percent federal tax rate and state taxes, was 39.21 percent in 2010. Japan’s current combined corporate income tax rate of 39.54 percent is only slightly higher. By comparison, the average corporate tax rate of industrialized countries is 26 percent.

The capital gains tax rate in the United States is currently 15 percent, just above the 14.5 percent average for other industrialized countries and will soon rise to 20 percent when the current extension of tax relief expires next year.

Because small businesses are often taxed at the individual level, raising the top income tax rate of high earners from 35 to 39.6 percent would reduce the likelihood of hiring by affected small businesses by 8 percent.
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Under Clinton, we had a booming economy and higher taxes than we do now. Bush instituting tax cutting, rebates & lax regulation ended with the worst economic crisis since the great depression. Its not so much about the tax rate (Yes, it is important too) but rather the tax policy......Like special interests getting specific tax policy & loopholes written for them. How many of these corporations pay the actual tax rate? GM, Apple, walmart, Google, etc? None, The actual tax rate (what they are supposed to pay) and effective tax rate (what they actually pay) are two different things.
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Thanks +Cliff Baldridge for sharing this!

I've been seeing a lot of videos coming out of other parts of the world... Does anyone know if the US has anything even close to this type of stuff? Or are we really that far behind in technology?
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Robots dancing to Michael Jackson's Thriller - - - ah-mazing!
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Glad the glass held! :)
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Awww LOOK! Pretty kitty wants to play.... <3
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I don't think he would be a good play-mate!
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A fair amount of times I have written things out and then delete them because they aren't perfect...

So I've decided to just type out what I want to say, and even it's it's not perfect... it's getting posted... Sorry if I upset anyone with my various views on anything.. Actually... Scratch that... I'm not sorry... I am who I am and if you don't like you don't have to listen to me. But I will still say what I feel! :)
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I wish more people would. I understand censoring oneself in use of particular words in order to have a civil conversation, but one should not censor their point or topic/
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Just sharing my employeers post! Check us out!
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Ever feel like this when looking at your marketing? Let us take some of that burden away! Give us a call to find out how!

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This is really cool!
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Energy is the Ability to do Work

What is Energy?

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+Rob Gordon +Virtual Brain Trust Cooperative

This class is being offered for FREE!!! from Stanford! Thought it might be something you all would find interesting!

+Rob Gordon: Might be good to share from the VBT page as well :)

http://www.launchpad-class.org/
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Correction - what I said about not being able to follow Terrence Lui was not correct - I was accidentally looking at it with the VBT account, and pages are not allowed to follow people. I thought that was weird, as I was positive I was following him, which I am.
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Thanks +Peter Bromberg for sharing this!
 
Don't Shoot the Messenger
The rich don't hire people because they're feeling generous. They hire people because the Jack and Jills of the world are buying their stuff and they need help to meet demand.

People become rich because they have had success in producing and creating what people in general are willing to pay for. That last bit is important. It distinguishes job creating Apple from the government-controlled production of the Communist USSR, which had plenty of consumers, yet could not produce anything worth buying.
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The problem is the policies (By both parties) are allowing the Corporations & the "Job Creators" to use labor from oversea's, use tax loopholes, while selling to americans which causes consolidation of wealth among the top percent and none flowing back through the economy. This leaves a dwindling middle class.
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