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Mary Mactavish
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of course the world really needs this.
 
Does the world really need this?
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There's nothing like having Justin Bieber in your mouth every morning.
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I am sick of the poison and worker-danger and animal-terrifying effect of fireworks, especially "home" fireworks, and think they should be saved for very special occasions, not every single disney night, not every home baseball game the team wins ... just special occasions.

But this might be one of them.
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+scuba3steve3 I do what's right. Firework scare animals and we live only once, so be wise on spending your time & money.
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okay, not all modern Sesame Street sucks.
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nice!
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He'll get it soon...

Patient mode: On
What day is it?

#GIF   #Dog  
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( +Casey Grimm )
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i choked up about a third of the way through this. #likeagirl  ? But a damned tough one. (Middle aged woman, at that.)
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The cookie was pretty meh, actually. I can see how someone would want to crumble it up and turn it into rubble for bulldozing.
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Can't. Stop. Looking.
 
Infinite Cat

Wow, there are like 1424 of them, and counting!
Have a nice Caturday, homo sapiens sapiens! :-D

#GIF   #Cat   #Caturday  
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My kid (3) watched awhile and said, "That's a lot of cats!"
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Fun English names in China ... my dachsund's nickname is probably the same as the English name of the dog in this video.
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In Hong Kong and Taiwan, English names are very common. 

I think that in this video, my favorite is Susan.
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Wouldn't it be cool if we had something like this in the United States?
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It's a good history lesson for the kids.....

hey kids, back in the day, our Congress used to pass things called Bills and when people called their Congressmen and suggested things, the Congressmen would listen instead of giving priority to lobbyists
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Slightly over-engineered trash-bin collection system in #zurich , #switzerland
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Making sure +Brooks Moses sees this too.
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http://instagram.com/p/puuvs5lFW5/ From the CGI in the new Cosmos opening sequence. Anyone know what this creature is/was called? My son likes to name as many things as we recognize (dandelion! Voyager! DNA!) and this has us stumped.
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Most nights, my three-year-old son and I watch Cosmos before he goes to sleep ... which is usually about half an hour into the show. But my kid absorbs chunks here and there, lets other bits slide by, and comprehends it with a very different brain than mine.

And it's informing his play. He found this with the smooth rocks in our yard, yesterday, and is quite convinced that it's a meteorite.
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I'm in the limestone faction
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I'm middle-aged and happy.
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I am in at least one science circle but I am not a professional scientist, I'm just a fangirl and communicator. 

I tend to be pro-science but anti-GMO, strong agnostic and hugely critical of religion but some of my best friends are religious. I will almost never discuss politics with libertarians, please go do that elsewhere. I'm sick to death of pseudoscience and anecdata.

Sometimes I post a lot, sometimes I'm busy with the kid and the autoimmune rheumatic stuff and the dogs and the *life* and don't participate as much. Sometimes I mostly just share links, sometimes I post baby pictures, sometimes I get really into discussing science.

If any of the above is a problem for me, it won't hurt my feelings if you don't follow me.
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I'm trying to imagine what in hell I'd use this space to brag about. "Bragging rights"? Really, google?
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