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Brad Bowlin
Former vegetarian who wishes he'd been raised by wolves.
Former vegetarian who wishes he'd been raised by wolves.

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Couple of pics from my tour of the World Center for Birds of Prey south of Boise, Idaho, yesterday.
Birds of Prey (2 photos)
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I'm still trying to figure out the nature of this space as it pertains to me. Sometimes, it's like Twitter with more words. (Brevity may be the soul of wit, but it's not always ideal for nuanced conversation.) I see a lot of news here, and a lot of robust, thought-provoking discussion around news.

Sometimes it's like Facebook, only without my friends -- and I kinda prefer it that way. No offense to my friends; it's just that, for me, it's an opportunity to engage with people that I don't know in real live, have never met, and might never have an opportunity to know.

And the pictures! My god, the pictures. Coolness abounds. I love seeing pics on FB of my friends doing interesting, stupid, everyday stuff or seeing shots of where they live or visit. Here, it's like a streaming art gallery some days, full of whimsy and heartbreak and everything in between.

But how exactly do I fit into this mix, or even if I'll stick around remain open questions. We'll see how it goes.

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One can only hope...

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This is how the "Let him die" hits home: Susan Grigsby's brother Steve died a painful death fighting for care as an uninsured American. Susan watched, horrified, as the GOP Presidential Candidates on CNN's Tea Party Debate stood silent when the the audience cheered for the idea that we as a society should just let an uninsured man die. Now Susan wants an answer from each and every GOP candidate.

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The NYPD is unwittingly uniting the LEFT, the RIGHT, and THE CENTER. Guns at Tea Party Rallies? No problem! Signs at peaceful Occupy Wall Street Protests? Not Allowed.

The President, Secretary of State, and world leaders cheered on the peaceful protests in the Middle East. And what do they have to say about the Liberty Square Protest in New York? CRICKETS

Masks are prohibited by the NYPD. But the MASK of REALITY about the Freedoms of US Citizens has been stripped as well.

SHAME ON THE MEDIA for disinformation if/when they do mention Occupy Wall Street.
SHAME ON ALL POLITICIANS for ignoring the unrest in our own streets.
SHAME ON YAHOO for messing with emails mentioning Occupy Wall Street
SHAME ON TWITTER for stripping out the occupywallstreet hashtag

And shame on us if we don't stand up and join this movement before we lose what little we have left.
via +Jenni Norton

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Suck. Now I really wish I had seen them again last time I had a chance. Thanks (sorta) +Linda Lawrey for this.
R.E.M. Announces They're Calling It Quits
"To our Fans and Friends: As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening." R.E.M.

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Woot! Nice to start the day with good news.

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Dear, G+ gurus, this is why some people don't use their real names on social media sites. For many, the alternative is silence.

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Gee, who could have predicted this would go over like a lead trial balloon?

So... new Google+ features and everyone can join. Got it. Thanks.
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