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I rarely mention on-line petitions and the like, but this one is close to my heart, having just returned from the...

I rarely mention on-line petitions and the like, but this one is close to my heart, having just returned from the region under threat.
http://www.saveourmarinelife.org.au/orcas-not-oil

This is kind of neat! Just insert your G+ ID in place of mine. I wonder what else they've done?

This is kind of neat! Just insert your G+ ID in place of mine. I wonder what else they've done?
http://www.googleplussuomi.com/photobox/?googleid=104545783008574601062
http://www.googleplussuomi.com/photobox/?googleid=104545783008574601062

Chris Hadfield looks down on Queensland from the ISS. Yikes!

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Chris Hadfield looks down on Queensland from the ISS. Yikes!

Originally shared by Rare Earth

You can see the floodwaters pouring straight through Bundaberg and into the ocean. Keep safe and dry down there!

A brilliant comic about how lawmaking goes bad...

A brilliant comic about how lawmaking goes bad...

Originally shared by Tiina M Niskanen

Comic strip that makes law understandable - sort of :)
http://thecriminallawyer.tumblr.com/post/29326904495/16-a-problems

Found via Google Plus Week 1/18/2013 notes on Dan McDermott's YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/v7_45LTDRz0

Ping Tarmo Toikkanen : You probably new about these while writing your "Kopiokissa" (Copy cat) cartoon :)
http://thecriminallawyer.tumblr.com/post/29326904495/16-a-problems

Wow = Lancelin to Cape Naturaliste in one shot!

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Wow = Lancelin to Cape Naturaliste in one shot! Includes Perth, Rottenest, Garden Island, Mandurah, Bunbury, and Busselton!
In the middle of the coastline you can see the twinned Peel and Harvey inlet system, and to the left a small bushfire near Bullsbrook.

Great photo Chris Hadfield 

Originally shared by Rare Earth

Inspired by our favourite 1950s B-grade monster and alien invasion movies, I offer for this week "Always Watch the...

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Inspired by our favourite 1950s B-grade monster and alien invasion movies, I offer for this week "Always Watch the Skies".

#WeeklyPhotoProject2013 curated by 
Andrew Willard , Iain Harley and  Tiina Niskanen
Weekly Photo Project 2013
Week 4: Up
And a big 'Hello' and 'Goodbye' from down on Scarborough Beach, Western Australia to the ISS and Chris Hadfield

So, ghost town is it?

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So, ghost town is it?

Originally shared by Rahul Roy

Google+ beats Twitter to become second most used social network

According to latest data released by Global Web Index, Google+ is now the second most used social network with more than 300 million Active users.  

Original Report: http://globalwebindex.net/thinking/social-platforms-gwi-8-update-decline-of-local-social-media-platforms/

Via Reddit: http://redd.it/17b10u

Having an opinion is one thing - entitlement is another, and being entitled to an expert opinion is another thing...

Having an opinion is one thing - entitlement is another, and being entitled to an expert opinion is another thing again.
http://theconversation.edu.au/no-youre-not-entitled-to-your-opinion-9978

All good advice for any photographer :-)

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All good advice for any photographer :-)

Originally shared by Rick Sammon

As seen yesterday on my Florida Photo Caravan :-)

Rick
www.ricksammon.com

My other candidate for this week's theme in Weekly Photo Project 2013 - the rule of thirds.

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My other candidate for this week's theme in Weekly Photo Project 2013 - the rule of thirds. In the end I went with the bird tracks as a much more interesting image. This is, however, very striking, and was taken only a couple of metres from the bird tracks.

Rule of Thirds

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Rule of Thirds
#WeeklyPhotoProject2013 curated by 
Andrew Willard , Iain Harley and  Tiina Niskanen
Weekly Photo Project 2013
"The Only Trace" - bird tracks in beach sand, taken near Sorrento Beach, Western Australia, near sunset.

I like Ms.

I like Ms. Moon's writing. I enjoyed meeting her when she came over for a con. Yes, she has said some bone-headed things on the net. She has also said a lot of things that make perfect sense, so she is just as human as me or you.

She does, however, write better than most of us - me included.

And on this occasion the ability to write well has coincided with being completely sensible. Unlike the people she is writing about.

Now, cue the spamming by the gun lobby and their dupes.
http://e-moon60.livejournal.com/451207.html

Alaa Alshafaee shares a lot of animated gifs... this is one of the most brilliant!

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Alaa Alshafaee shares a lot of animated gifs... this is one of the most brilliant!

Originally shared by Alaa Alshafaee

"Summer? Winter??"

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"Summer? Winter??"

#WeeklyPhotoProject2013 curated by 
Andrew Willard , Iain Harley and  Tiina Niskanen
Weekly Photo Project 2013
Week 2: Winter / Summer

While the East Coast of Australia roasts and burns, alternating heatwave and violent storms on the West Coast have sculpted the beaches into their winter shapes. On this day a powerful Southerly wind came up late in the day, creating a scene of summer temperatures with winter seas.
Taken at Floreat Beach, Perth.

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Week 1 - New Year

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Week 1 - New Year

A newly budding flower, bringing hope for a new year.

#weeklyphotoproject2013   curated by Andrew Willard  , Iain Harley  and Tiina Niskanen  Weekly Photo Project 2013

Genius!

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Genius!

Originally shared by Ben Samuels

Photo of original artwork seen at the cafe at Wickenby Airport, Lincolnshire. Unknown artist.

Worth a read - especially if you have any dietary restrictions.

Worth a read - especially if you have any dietary restrictions. Aside from the general commentary that most commercial cereals and breads are not that good for you, some wonderful alternatives are given from all around the world. The most important message from it is "eat a balanced breakfast every day".
http://www.abc.net.au/local/audio/2013/01/02/3663253.htm#.UOdsxF7VosI.google_plusone_share

So, they change the packaging, and the deathsticks taste different.

So, they change the packaging, and the deathsticks taste different. Gosh, are people's minds that weak? Well, yes, yes they are, and so is mine and yours.
http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/mood-and-weather-are-powerful-buy-words-20130101-2c40f.html gives a good summary of how our minds work when shopping.
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/breaking-news/govt-warns-about-ciggie-packet-cover-ups/story-e6frea7l-1226547060592?sv=76deb06c290fc1f919cd154e5a372388

Another image from our trip to Woody Island, off Esperance.

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Another image from our trip to Woody Island, off Esperance.

My best photos of the year.

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My best photos of the year.
So far, that is.  I still have most of the photos from October-December to go through from our road/kayak trip through the Great Southern and South-West of Western Australia.
#mybest2012   #WeeklyPhotoProject2013
Pinging the Weekly Photo Project 2013  curators Tiina Niskanen , Andrew Willard  and Iain Harley