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Bob Schlaefer
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Love the outdoors and simple living. Happy father of three, dog dad to a super duper choco lab, and husband of Ms. Liz Eberhardt
Love the outdoors and simple living. Happy father of three, dog dad to a super duper choco lab, and husband of Ms. Liz Eberhardt

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That awesome moment when one of your favorite craft breweries +Dogfish Head Craft Brewery pluses one of your posts!!!
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So there was a debate apparently toinght between Bill Nye "The Science Guy" and Ken Ham about Evolution and Creationism. The topic even trended it's way to the top here on G+. Excuse me while I shove my finger down my throat and vomit. This is quite possibly, one of the most, useless, age old, banal, and mind numbingly irrelevant debates known to man. Wow, please woo me with your facts, your humor, and your science with a side of shut the fuck up because I am right and you are wrong (Please feel free to insert your na nan nan na na here ) Please fill my head with your grandiose references to biblical stories, your questions of why couldn't God have started the whole shebang, and your tantalizing "proofs" supporting intelligent design. It's a crock of nothing. It's a hoax and a debacle that inherently divides between atheism and Christianity. Science and religion. It is about separating one's self from their own humanity, individualism, and spirituality (please feel free to look at the whole picture and your place in the universe as reference.) In the grand scheme of things, what does it matter who is "right" and who is "wrong?" Is there even a "right" and a "wrong" to debate? The same goes with politics, pro-life/pro choice, gay marriage, the legalization of marijuana, and all the other useless debates that "fullfill" our need to belong, a sense of identity, and having a cause or a purpose. Stop. Just stop and think. Stop hurling your insults and infintile name calling at people who don't share the same beliefs or have the same values as you. Stop trying to degrade and push your way of thinking on others who refuse to listen to your side (and are engaging in the same type of infintile behavior as the other side you are disagreeing with.) There has been this continual barrage of politics and negative ism in the G+ stream for the longest time that people continually perpetuate and is driving me bat shit crazy. It's fucking with my chi. Do you honestly believe that you are being progressive, forward thinking, and more developed than someone who believes in a way of life that "should" reflect the teachings of a man, God, or demigod? Seriously? Does that make you more human? Does that make you the better person? Conflict and war are ingrained in our dna. There is no two ways about it. It is a simple fact of life and it boils down to the very sentiment which I just espoused. We allow ourselves to be separated, counted, and divided based on skin color, political affiliation, religion, regionalism, language, and gender. We allow this way of thinking to permeate our subconscious and our way of living and we pass on this way of life to our children. For fucks sake just stop! Can anyone prove with scientific certainty how the universe came into being and it's origin? Can anyone disprove with scientific method that there isn't a God, a great spirit, or some other force out there responsible for it all? Ultimately with this paradox the answer is emphatically NO So we are forced to examine our lives and our place here in the universe and the altruism surrounding it all. That being. WE LIVE and WE DIE. End of story. What you choose to fill (preoccupy) your life with and how you treat others in the meantime is entirely up to you. That is plausible. But do you not think that maybe it is time to look at yourself, discover your passion and your talent, hone that, and put it to use in a manner which all can benefit from instead of filling your life with all this noise, and nonsense? Can we not be supportive of each other despite our differences? Are we that short sighted and that disconnected that we cannot take time out to shake a hand, open a door, say hello, share a smile, a song, or an inspiring work of art? (yes technology can be considered works of art as well. Go look up 3D printing and it's applications it will probably blow your mind as much as a photo of a quasar or black hole will.) All I ask is that we stop this incessant nitpicking and bickering and settle on terms that we all can relate to. Those terms being the human condition. It is that simple. Be a better person instead of always having to be right. /End rant. Good night/day.

"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop."

Mother Teresa


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Isn't it always? #SOTD

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Obstacles can't stop you - the only one who can stop you is yourself.
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Q: Whats the difference between the Philadelphia Flyers and a mosquito? A:A mosquito stops sucking. 

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I was actually impressed with The Amazing Spiderman, so this is good news!
How excited are you that filming has begun for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” in New York? http://bit.ly/XWcWUF The film is the first in the history of the franchise that will be filmed entirely in New York City and New York State! Get the full scoop here!
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I'm going to ask everyone in my circles to send prayers, positive vibes, healing words, whatever it takes. This guy is a brother to me and he needs all the support he can get. Whatever you have to offer. Please do so!

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This is something that needs to be stopped period. Thank you +Suhail Manzoor
Pedophiles +Google+ Features Requests 
Ever since I joined G+ I have never reported anyone until yesterday. Since yesterday I have become well acquainted with reporting profiles though. The only options when reporting someone for violating the conduct policies on G+ are:
 
> Unwanted commercial content or spam
> Pornography or sexually explicit material
> Hate speech or graphic violence
> Copyrighted material

None of them are appropriate for suspected pedophiles. I would like to suggest another report-option, phrased in a similar way as the YouTube text shown in the picture below. 

Furthermore I would like to suggest some kind of alert option, a request that someone qualified looked into a profile or a page. As an example, there is nothing even remotely criminal in having no other public posts than an ASCII picture of a bear, and to follow a page called Pedobear, but I wouldn’t want my kids to get in contact with such a person.

Edit: I removed the link to the community since it will be taken down. It would be better if Google just had a crystal clear way of reporting pedophile suspects. Child pornography does not belong in a category about Pornography or sexually explicit material. That category is about non-criminal activities performed by consenting adults. Child pornography is illegal in every civilized country and there is no consent.
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