Jack C Crawford2012-06-01 22:58:48
Please obey the law at all times.  Thank you.


#Learning  
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  • Jack C Crawford2012-10-26 14:29:29
    Facebook is done. (IMHO)
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-08-25 18:57:23
    RESHARE:
    You have to admit that this job seeker is persistent and vigilant.

    Reshared text:
    LETTER OF APPLICATION FOR A JOB
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-01-22 22:51:42
    This will move you to action ...
    My very good friend and future Google+'er +Debra Faris (+LinkedIn expert www.linkedin.com/in/debrafaris) shares this from +Seth Gardner's +YouTube page. 
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  • Jack C Crawford2012-07-27 14:11:24
    Saw this and hoped it would help when things get tense on posts:
    Things to say to stop arguments
    - No kidding!
    - Really!
    - You might be right
    - That's interesting
    - Hmmm
    - Wow
    - I had no idea
    - I never thought of it that way
    - Thank you for telling me
    - Oh?
    - I love you, I believe in you. I know that you will do the right thing for you


    G+
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-08-24 04:27:05
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    Via my good friend and yours, +pio dal cin 

    #volcano  

    Reshared text:
     **Volcano - Guatemala.**
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  • Jack C Crawford2012-06-21 00:12:27
    I love these videos by Steven Johnson
    This one reminds of why G+ is a vehicle for innovation
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-08-02 23:24:04
    Gender wars! Here's the latest share of some quite amazing persons.

    Angels, you have been emailed - please let me know if that is still OK with you.

    It is has now hit the maximum sharable circle size of 500.  Stay tuned for circle 2 in the future.
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-06-29 01:10:53
    It's Ladies Night on Google+'s 2nd year anniversary.  Without them, all us dudes would here alone talking about androids and football.
    I am especially thankful to this growing list (440 and counting) of incredibly wonderful, talented and generous souls.


    This is a periodically notified circle. If you were notified, you are in this circle. Please let me know if you prefer not to be notified in the future. Thank you!
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-07-28 18:38:51
    The Tree of Life 
    +Cisco UK and +WIRED have a great interactive graphic at:
    http://www.wired.co.uk/promotions/cisco
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-09-30 21:23:45
    Best Google Glass video I've seen so far.
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-10-04 01:41:51
    #Glass. Day One.
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  • Jack C Crawford2012-06-11 16:41:43
    I know (from +1s on the site) that many of you (26 of you in my circles to be exact) have seen this.  Created by our Plusser friend +Amitay Tweeto 
    In the first few minutes here, all I could think of was posting this for you. But, then I realized I was posting it for me. Then I came back to wanting to post it for you.
    May you see the P E A C E in your heart that is there waiting for you.  Really, it is there already. Perhaps this little site will show it to you.

    - Have you visited this page today?
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-09-12 15:20:52
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    I have this posted up in my office!  h/t +Linda Besh 

    Reshared text:
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-05-06 01:34:55
    Earlier I shared a small circle of gentlemen who make my life on G+ awesome.

    Here is a much larger group (and growing) of wonderful women who make G+ awesome and who from time to time, take a moment to say hi to this virtual traveler.

    You can't go wrong by adding this entire group to your circles.
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-01-07 21:06:16
    +HP really got my attention today with this thought provoking article. With support from research by +Deloitte, +PwC and others, they pose this:

    Technology has an impact on all aspects of our lives, but perhaps most dramatically on how we work. The way in which we create, collaborate and communicate in the workplace is much different than it was ten years ago. Globalization and changing workforce demographics are redefining what it means to work. How will the workplace change in years to come?

    What are your thoughts?

    Text of the article:

    You might not recognize the workplace of the future
    January 2013

    Technology has an impact on all aspects of our lives, but perhaps most dramatically on how we work. The way in which we create, collaborate and communicate in the workplace is much different than it was ten years ago. Globalization and changing workforce demographics are redefining what it means to work. How will the workplace change in years to come?

    Our Enterprise 20/20 community, an online collaboration of top executives, analysts, technologists and industry peers, began asking this question and the resulting discussion was so engaging that we turned it into a chapter in our crowd-sourced e-book, “Employee 20/20.” Here are some of the top-level predictions that emerged from our looking glass into the future of the workplace.

    9-to-5 no more
    A global marketplace demands constant attention. Enterprises in 2020 will need to be active 24/7 to keep up. Employees of the future will need to be able to do work anywhere, at anytime, to balance their jobs and their personal lives. Flexible work schedules will be the norm, as will globally disparate teams blending contract and full-time employees who collaborate remotely. Developing technologies such as virtualization, cloud services, and resource sharing will enable this working model.

    Big corporate campuses will be a thing of the past
    Corporate campuses are increasingly becoming deserted as employees ask to work elsewhere to achieve better work-life balance and companies look for ways to trim budgets and facilities footprints. A study by Deloitte [1] noted that between 30 and 40 percent of physical workspaces are vacant at any given moment of a traditional business day. That trend is expected to increase as we move toward the year 2020.

    But the corporate office won’t totally disappear. A study conducted by Knoll [2] concluded that centralized offices will transition to collaboration centers for critical face-to-face interactions such as customer interactions, trainings, intensive work sessions, and social events.

    The app-store will replace the corporate stack
    Consumers already expect a certain amount of personalization with their electronic devices. And as workers become more accustomed to blending their professional and personal lives, they’ll need the ability to self-select the tools and levels of access that make their jobs easier.

    It’s impractical for the IT department to customize each employee’s technology set up. To meet these expectations, the IT department of 2020 must adopt an app-store mentality, allowing employees to self-select from one central repository which apps they need to do their jobs effectively.

    A focus on results over face time
    In 2020, the idea that a productive employee is one who puts in a 40-hour workweek will no longer apply. According to Gartner, “the core value lies in non-routine processes, uniquely human, analytical or interactive contributions that result in words like ‘discovery, innovation, teaming, leading, selling and learning.’” [3]

    The demands of a global marketplace, as well as workers’ increasing expectations of flexible work arrangements will force enterprises to define productivity based on what an employee accomplishes, rather than the number of hours logged behind a desk. The job of IT will be to provide the tools and infrastructure needed to increase productivity and collaboration so as to maximize the efforts of tomorrow’s employees.

    Millenials will drive a new workplace culture
    By 2020, Millenials, the newest generation of workers, will make up at least half of the workforce. Millenials are the first generation of truly connected digital natives, having grown up with broadband Internet access, PCs and mobile devices. And their expectations will be very different from those of previous generations.

    According to a PricewaterhouseCoopers report, Millenials will expect to have varied careers, constant feedback from their employer, and speedy ascension through a company’s ranks. Job-hopping will be the standard career-management practice. To retain their best and brightest, enterprises will need to embrace employee-centric policies like ongoing training, social media technologies, and flexible work arrangements.

    What’s your perspective?
    You likely have your own ideas about the future of the workplace and we’d like to hear them. Join our Enterprise 20/20 community to share your perspective on the many aspects shaping the enterprise of the future, including the role of the CIO, the dev center, marketing, and IT operations. 


    tag +martin shervington +John Kellden +Gregory Esau +Gary S. Hart +Giselle Minoli +Monika Ljubičić +Denis Wallez +Denis Labelle +Gideon Rosenblatt +Sarah Hill +Susanne Ramharter 
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-07-10 20:10:59
    So you all might remember the Angels circle, right?
    This one has 440 cool guys (caveat emptor ... my preferences may differ from yours ... I like all of these gentlemen).
    So here's to the men!

    G+
    {I added myself just because ...}
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  • Jack C Crawford2012-08-06 04:35:12
    Top 500 Profiles of people who always have something beautiful to say.  (Well, not always ...)  There are two buckets in this circle.  Those who interact with me all the time ... and those who I follow just because I think they are amazing.
    You can't miss by adding these folks.  Worst case, if any of them misbehave, you can uncircle, ignore, block, report, etc.  Gosh, that sounds really harsh ... I really doubt any of these wonderful people will require such action.
    Just add them.  Most of them are truly amazing ... ;-)
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  • Jack C Crawford2012-09-23 05:48:18
    OK, last post of the night.  If you check the scrapbook pics on my wife's page, you'll find this one.
    My experience is that women enjoy the words on this sign ...
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-05-28 15:45:43
    Canadians complain their new plastic $100 bills have unmistakable aroma of maple syrup.   #Irony  
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  • Jack C Crawford2012-08-26 03:16:48
    225 people who touch my life every day.
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-08-16 15:48:38
    A truly great article by +Jeff Zelaya!
    I do have an ambition to contribute in this way to the planet.  Thanks to all of  you for your support these past two years on Google+  The book I'm working on is http://wortharisk.com  I'm behind on schedule, but I'm committed to getting it done. 
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-05-08 22:07:30
    For all the #WonderWomen out there.  Kick butt at whatever you do.  You go girl.


    From +Linda Coles 
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-07-15 17:23:37
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    Via the charming +Diane Todd !  Thx to +Ben C. O. Grimm 

    #WomanPower   {Shared with (notified) the Angels.  Please let me know if you prefer not to be notified (infrequently) in the future.}

    Reshared text:
    1962 NASA Rejection Letter To A Woman [BuzzFeed | http://godl.es/11yBEkT] :: The woman wrote the letter on the same day that John Glenn orbited the earth. That same year, Hilary Clinton also wrote NASA a letter about becoming an astronaut, and received the same type of unnecessarily harsh reply. Sixteen months after this letter was written, Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space, piloting the Vostok 6 around the earth 48 times. She spent almost three days in space, logging more flight time than the combined times of all American astronauts up to the date. ::
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-07-22 21:47:25
    RESHARE:
    I just had a great lunch with my friend +Scott Friedman near his office in Anaheim. (See Foursquare for the location).
    He's the owner/moderator of http://beyondinjury.com  He himself has a life changing brain injury from the removal of a rather serious brain tumor a decade ago.
    He shared with me how he re-learned everything.  Before I could respond with "that sucks," he explained how this experience has been more rewarding than he could have possibly imagined.
    He's new to Google+ and is just beginning to get his profile completed and is now posting.
    Would you please give him a warm welcome?  You may also wish to check out Part 1 of his story below.
    I truly love the power of G+ and all of you here.  You are each wonderful human beings.

    Angels: you have been notified ... I hope that's ok for today.
    G+

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    In preparation for my meeting today with +Jack C Crawford, I created a list of my top 10 G+ questions. Although we did not have time to cover all of my questions, Jack recommended that I start by telling people about my past and my blog. I described my background in a series of three posts on my blog (beyondinjury.com). The link to Part I appears below.
    http://tinyurl.com/kvyhgtu
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-08-12 15:35:11
    "Prankster targets L.A. stores by placing worthless plastic boxes on shelves with authentic labeling that says 'Another gadget you don't really need' ..."
    +Best Buy 
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  • Jack C Crawford2012-12-25 07:15:14
    Christmas Day #Dilbert  
    #GuiltFree  
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  • Jack C Crawford2012-04-04 23:57:46
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    Via +Daf Griffiths SOOOO AWESOME
    Thanks to +Ryan Estrada

    Reshared text:
    Did you know that you can learn to read Korean in just 15 minutes? No, for serious! I made a guide just for you!
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-03-16 16:18:27
    Beyond the concerns for the creepiness of taking videos and pictures of people without their knowledge, we are beginning to see creativity and innovation with Google Glass.
    Here's one that can change lives for the better.
    #Amazing
    +bitrebels
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  • Jack C Crawford2014-01-19 06:18:58
    Better left unsaid?
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-06-26 19:20:05
    Attention friends! If you like +LinkedIn and we are not  yet connected, would you be willing to connect with me? I promise to be nice :)
    email: jackccrawford@gmail.com
    profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jackcrawford
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  • Jack C Crawford2014-04-06 04:51:25
    "Any product that needs a manual to work is broken."

    +Elon Musk 


    source: https://twitter.com/EntrepreneurQ/status/449667349042700289
    +EntrepreneurQ 
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-08-21 23:17:43
    My coworker sent me this.   #Maslow  

    {image credit: http://9GAG.COM}
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-04-16 03:30:36
    I'd like to share a special circle with you.  These folks are amazing most of the time.  When they are not, you must be patient.  They will be amazing very soon thereafter.
    Enjoy!

    (disclaimer: I added myself because I really like this group)
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-05-04 04:25:26
    I haven't shared this circle in quite a while ... 136 Awesome Gentlemen
    Here are guys who reside in my inner circle.  Given that I have about 2,000 guys in my circles, this is special, but in now way diminishes any dudes I may have left out.
    These are the men who interact with me regularly and nourish my soul.
    Thanks guys!
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  • Jack C Crawford2012-11-11 04:55:45
    Good night my friends!  See ya tomorrow!
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-06-20 14:40:05
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    Once again +Antoine Carriere made my day. I loved this.

    Created by +Jason Headley 

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    Funny and oh so true :)
    If you haven't seen it, it is well worth your 2 minutes
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-08-10 04:40:53
    I'd like to introduce you to a really cool person in Atlanta, Georgia.  She is very engaged on Google+ and I know you will want to add +Dana R Seiler to your circles!
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-12-10 02:50:53
    So friends, this is a big day for me. I am thrilled to now be on board at +Cognizant, reporting to an amazing person. +Edward Shelton is VP of the Customer Solutions Practice. My role will be to consult to Global 1000 firms in the area of Social - Mobile - Analytics - Cloud digitization in their businesses.
    Today is my first day as an employee of this amazing firm.
    This is perfectly aligned with my passion for the use of platforms like Google (and others) to change the world of customer experience. Change for the better!
    I welcome your comments and advice as I embark on this adventure!
    Thank you ... All of you ... for the heartfelt, generous and kind support you have each given me here on Google+. The best is ahead!
    -Jack
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  • Jack C Crawford2014-02-05 03:52:35
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    Almost 11,000 plus ones. Almost 3,200 shares .... wow. Good post +Craig Fifield!
    Can't beat a good clip of Mohammad Ali.

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    Muhammad Ali Dodges 21 Punches in 10 Seconds
    ...and does a cute little dance LIKE A BOSS.

    #boxing   #gifoftheday   #gif   #animatedgif  
    Src: http://goo.gl/Q4c1dM
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-03-24 23:52:08
    This all adds up to good buzz for Google Glass.  Love it.
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-01-09 15:42:29
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    Now

    It has power.

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    there is no tomorrow
    TIME IS NOW

    If you will waste all your time getting worried about tomorrow on sacrifice of today's happiness. Then you will exist in this world like billions but will barely live an hour in during your stay on this planet.

    Value what you have and time to celebrate and smile is NOW..!!
    Image Source: http://goo.gl/ffCiD
    #life   #inspiration   #happiness  +SMILE 
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  • Jack C Crawford2012-09-23 20:20:08
    From my whiteboard ... my list of troikas

    Game:  Pick the ONE word from each troika that means the most to you or creates the most value in your opinion.
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  • Jack C Crawford2014-01-26 02:00:14
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    Via +Ashley Sommer

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    New York City - East Village in the Snow

    (Full photo-set here :http://nythroughthelens.com/post/74150779823/new-york-city-snowstorm-janus-view-these - )

    It occurred to me that I only posted one photo from the most recent storm here to Google Plus. This is one of my favorite streets in the East Village especially during a heavy snowstorm. It transforms into a warm cocoon of swirling snow and lights.

    -

    Tags: #photography #nyc #newyorkcity #snow #winter #eastvillage #sonyalpha   #sonya99   #newyorkcityphotograph  
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  • Jack C Crawford2014-03-22 23:36:14
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    Yup

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    ;o) 

    #positive  
    #Smartass  
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-08-10 01:11:45
    Cows ... {tribute to Gary Larson} #Humor   #Economics  

    A Cow based Economics Lesson

    SOCIALISM
    You have 2 cows.
    You give one to your neighbor.

    COMMUNISM
    You have 2 cows.
    The State takes both and gives you some milk.

    FASCISM
    You have 2 cows.
    The State takes both and sells you some milk.

    NAZISM
    You have 2 cows.
    The State takes both and shoots you.

    BUREAUCRATISM
    You have 2 cows.
    The State takes both, shoots one, milks the other, and then throws the milk away.

    TRADITIONAL CAPITALISM
    You have two cows.
    You sell one and buy a bull.
    Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows.
    You sell them and retire on the income.

    ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND (VENTURE) CAPITALISM
    You have two cows.
    You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using letters of credit opened by your brother-in-law at the bank, then execute a debt/equity swap with an associated general offer so that you get all four cows back, with a tax exemption for five cows.
    The milk rights of the six cows are transferred via an intermediary to a Cayman Island Company secretly owned by the majority shareholder who sells the rights to all seven cows back to your listed company.
    The annual report says the company owns eight cows, with an option on one more.
    You sell one cow to buy a new president of the United States , leaving you with nine cows.
    No balance sheet provided with the release.
    The public then buys your bull.

    SURREALISM
    You have two giraffes.
    The government requires you to take harmonica lessons.

    AN AMERICAN CORPORATION
    You have two cows.
    You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows.
    Later, you hire a consultant to analyze why the cow has dropped dead.

    A FRENCH CORPORATION
    You have two cows.
    You go on strike, organize a riot, and block the roads, because you
    want three cows.

    A JAPANESE CORPORATION
    You have two cows.
    You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk.
    You then create a clever cow cartoon image called a Cowkimona and market it worldwide.

    AN ITALIAN CORPORATION
    You have two cows, but you don't know where they are.
    You decide to have lunch.

    A SWISS CORPORATION
    You have 5000 cows. None of them belong to you.
    You charge the owners for storing them.

    A CHINESE CORPORATION
    You have two cows.
    You have 300 people milking them.
    You claim that you have full employment, and high bovine productivity.
    You arrest the newsman who reported the real situation.

    AN INDIAN CORPORATION
    You have two cows.
    You worship them.

    A BRITISH CORPORATION
    You have two cows.
    Both are mad.

    AN IRAQI CORPORATION
    Everyone thinks you have lots of cows.
    You tell them that you have none.
    No-one believes you, so they bomb the ** out of you and invade your country.
    You still have no cows, but at least you are now a Democracy.

    AN AUSTRALIAN CORPORATION
    You have two cows.
    Business seems pretty good.
    You close the office and go for a few beers to celebrate.

    A NEW ZEALAND CORPORATION
    You have two cows.
    The one on the left looks very attractive.
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-08-10 15:37:01
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    Eagle Sculpture

    via: jeffrouitto.com

    Awesome
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  • Jack C Crawford2012-07-10 16:17:03
    My sweet loves +Emma Crawford and +Elisa Ashley Crawford.  I am very very blessed.  {one is my wife and one is our daughter. can you guess which?}
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-09-17 17:11:07
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    Which are you?

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  • Jack C Crawford2014-01-17 23:40:32
    Here's a modest 300 person circle for those that are new and want to get a jumpstart here on Google+  AND, I did add myself, because I wear Google Glass and the circle looks cooler with it.  
    lol

    Requested by my good friend and circle member +Islegrooves Sherrie 
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-09-14 06:05:00
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    No comment, just a wry smile

    This is a humorous meme folks ... not serious.

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    Finger Print is gonna be a real problem for #iPhone5s
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-06-30 21:50:21
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    Nuf' said ...

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  • Jack C Crawford2013-09-17 03:50:00
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    Hilarious +Tom Lee

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    AIPAD (An interesting picture a day)
    Starbucks catering van
    #starbucks #funny
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-06-13 01:48:17
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    Released to the public today ... you will find me there.  I'm happy to connect!
    +Myspace 

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  • Jack C Crawford2014-01-03 04:52:37
    RESHARE:
    H/T +John Lewis  Please read his share for some interesting commentary as well.

    Reshared text:
    This was sent to me in an email, and I have to share. It is going around FB, and it should be going around G+ too.

    "We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re approaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter:

    ‘Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended’ They pay for their order, take the two and leave.

    I ask my friend: “What are those ‘suspended’ coffees?”
    My friend: “Wait for it and you will see.”

    Some more people enter. Two girls ask for one coffee each, pay and go. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers - three for them and four ‘suspended’. While I still wonder what’s the deal with those ‘suspended’ coffees I enjoy the sunny weather and the beautiful view towards the square in front of the café. Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in through the door and kindly asks
    ‘Do you have any suspended coffee?’

    It’s simple - people pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can not afford a warm beverage. The tradition with the suspended coffees started in Naples, but it has spread all over the world and in some places you can order not only a suspended coffee, but also a sandwich or a whole meal.

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have such cafés or even grocery stores in every town where the less fortunate will find hope and support? If you own a business why don’t you offer it to your clients… I am sure many of them will like it."

    very respectfully,
    Scott Sonnon
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  • Jack C Crawford2012-08-15 20:09:27
    For you safety, security, and overall peace of mind, you heavy Google users might want to get this report from time to time:
    https://www.google.com/settings/activity
    and another cool tool:
    https://www.google.com/dashboard
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-06-15 22:18:53
    +Elisa Ashley Crawford made this for me!

    Happy father's day everyone :-)

    Thank you daughter!
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-12-26 01:22:59
    Sunset ... Just now.
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  • Jack C Crawford2014-01-04 20:12:18
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    Wonders of creation.
    Via +Bekkie Sanchez 

    Reshared text:
     Happy Goaturday Everyone!!

    I can hardly believe they can do this! Yikes
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  • Jack C Crawford2014-01-09 03:38:55
    Version 2.0 of +Google Glass arrived today!
    Initial review:
    - The earbud is awesome and dead silent for anyone nearby (i.e. now you can privately listen)
    - It still runs warm
    - The box is only slightly modified
    - My old shades (both the sunglass and clear screen) work. They sent a brand new Maui Jim sunglass (so now I have two)
    - Setup was easy, but I had to get the Android MyGlass app to forget the old device
    - Did I mention the earbud?
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-10-16 20:07:47
    Gotta love it.   #Cloud  

    Shared by #KylieDobrin  on +LinkedIn 
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-05-29 23:50:02
    I would say that 99% of you in my circles represent the "high value" connections described by +Don Peppers here in his insightful article.
    YOU are the treasure ... to me and to each other.
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-06-22 18:19:35
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    Each of us will feel something different by reading and viewing this. But, because of the wonder of our community, we will feel it together.

    Gratitude to +Zoraya Tonel 

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    "Yet each man kills the thing he loves
    By each let this be heard
    Some do it with a bitter look
    Some with a flattering word
    The coward does it with a kiss
    The brave man with a sword."
    ― Oscar Wilde
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-04-07 15:32:07
    I love these. This one is a beauty
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-08-12 14:43:09
    Good morning!
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-12-27 02:53:17
    Just had to take this picture. Samsung Galaxy S4 under +CyanogenMod 4.3.1
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-10-09 23:45:15
    Latest view #throughglass  
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-09-08 21:45:47
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    H a P P i N e s S

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  • Jack C Crawford2013-04-29 05:10:55
    From the Internet ...   #retirement  

    You can retire to Phoenix, Arizona where...
    1. You are willing to park 3 blocks away because you found shade.
    2. You've experienced condensation on your hiney from the hot water
    in the toilet bowl.
    3. You can drive for 4 hours in one direction and never leave town.
    4. You have over 100 recipes for Mexican food.
    5. You know that "dry heat" is comparable to what hits you in the face
    when you open your oven door.
    6. The 4 seasons are: tolerable, hot, really hot, and ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!!
     
    OR

    You can retire to California where...
    1. You make over $250,000 and you still can't afford to buy a house.
    2. The fastest part of your commute is going down your driveway.
    3. You know how to eat an artichoke.
    4. You drive your rented Mercedes to your neighborhood block party.
    5. When someone asks you how far something is, you tell them how long
    it will take to get there rather than how many miles away it is.
    6. The 4 seasons are: Fire, Flood, Mud, and Drought.
     
    OR

    You can retire to New York City where...
    1. You say "the city" and expect everyone to know you mean Manhattan .
    2. You can get into a four-hour argument about how to get from Columbus
    Circle to Battery Park, but can't find Wisconsin on a map.
    3. You think Central Park is "nature."
    4. You believe that being able to swear at people in their own language
    makes you multi-lingual.
    5. You've worn out a car horn. (Ed. Note if you have a car).
    6. You think eye contact is an act of aggression.
     
    OR

    You can retire to Minnesota where...
    1. You only have four spices: salt, pepper, ketchup, and Tabasco .
    2. Halloween costumes fit over parkas.
    3. You have more than one recipe for hotdish.
    4. Sexy lingerie is anything flannel with less than eight buttons.
    5. The four seasons are: winter, still winter, almost winter, and
    construction.
     
    OR

    You can retire to the Deep South where...
    1. You can rent a movie and buy bait in the same store.
    2. "Y'all" is singular and "all y'all" is plural.
    3. "He needed killin" is a valid defense.
    4. Everyone has 2 first names: Billy Bob, Jimmy Bob, Mary Ellen,
    Betty Jean, Mary Beth, etc etc.
    5. Everything is either "in yonder," "over yonder" or "out yonder."
    It's important to know the difference, too.
     
    OR

    You can retire to Colorado where...
    1. You carry your $3,000 mountain bike atop your $500 car.
    2. You tell your husband to pick up Granola on his way home and so he
    stops at the day care center.
    3. A pass does not involve a football or dating.
    4. The top of your head is bald, but you still have a pony tail.
     
    OR

    You can retire to the Midwest where...
    1. You've never met any celebrities, but the mayor knows your name.
    2. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor.
    3. You have had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" on the same day.
    4. You end sentences with a preposition: "Where's my coat at?"
    5. When asked how your trip was to any exotic place, you say,
    "It was different!"
     
    OR

    FINALLY You can retire to Florida +Kim Crawford where...
    1. You eat dinner at 3:15 in the afternoon.
    2. All purchases include a coupon of some kind -- even houses and cars.
    3. Everyone can recommend an excellent dermatologist.
    4. Road construction never ends anywhere in the state.
    5. Cars in front of you often appear to be driven by headless people.
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-07-02 03:27:20
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    Thank you +Christine Cope ... best advice of the day.

    Reshared text:
    http://pinterest.com/christinecopegc/motivation/
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-04-23 23:07:13
    I've just created a map with my followers on +CircleCount! And you are part of it: +Sarah Hill, +Michelle Marie, +Billy Wilson, +Elisa Camahort Page, +Alireza Yavari, +Ashlan Nathens, +Jaana Nyström, +Ryan Crowe, +Stormy Sweitzer (randomly chosen by CircleCount ;) ) You can create your own with the button below.
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  • Jack C Crawford2014-01-17 03:31:43
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    Please read +Yonatan Zunger's words. They are quite important.

    Dedicated to +Monika Ljubičić and +Mylinda Montroy - a few of many women of peace

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    In Syria, sleeping between his parents.

    I wanted to share this with you because it served as such a potent reminder of why I do what I do. My family has been shaped by war; everyone's lives were shaped by the wars they survived (and others didn't), by the places they fled to, by the fears of other wars to come. 

    Our world is broken. It is broken in so many ways that sometimes it's hard to count. This is the consequence of things we cannot control: of the lack of infinite resources, of our natural tendencies to want to protect ourselves at the expense of others, of history, of habit. It is the consequence of a universe with free will in it.

    These are things we can change. We have exceptional power in the world: not infinite power, but some power in each of our hands, and great power combined. If we have any useful purpose, it is to fix the evils of the world.

    The Rabbis tell us that on the day the Messiah comes, we will all be instituted into perfect health, want will be eliminated from the world, and a regime of perfect justice will be instituted: and that on that day, nobody will notice, because the condition for the Messiah to come is that we will have first created, by our own hands, the Messianic kingdom in the world. 

    This is not an easy task, nor is it one we should expect to achieve in our lifetimes. That's OK. But it is important to work towards it, every day.

    Not all of these things are obvious. It's not hard to guess what a teacher or a doctor does to repair the world, but that's only a small part of it. The construction worker who builds a house with all of his abilities, the parent who raises a child to be kind and thoughtful, the writer who puts our thoughts into words so that we can understand ourselves better, the public servant who honestly and diligently works to create justice and wealth, the scientist who adds to our store of knowledge and opens new doors of understanding, all help to build up the world. And the builder who leaves something shoddy because nobody will ever know, the parent who encourages their child's baser instincts, the propagandist, the corrupt official, all take down the work that the rest of us are trying to build.

    I'm sharing this image with you because you should never, in all the days of your life, forget the stakes of what we do. Will the things we build prevent this? Will they comfort the child, help him in the days that are to come? What could we have done differently, and what can we do in the future?

    Think about these things night and day: write them on the doors of your house, hold them in front of your eyes. Spend your time thinking about the choices you make individually and the choices we make as a society: are these the choices which will lead to the best consequences? Why? Why not? Debate these things every day with your friends and your family, and with strangers and people who disagree with you. Make your work an offering, every day, towards the repair of the world.

    The Mishna says: It is not yours to finish the task, but neither are you free to set it aside. Never forget that.

    (The image was shared with me by +Sreek Menon, via Reddit)
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  • Jack C Crawford2014-01-16 00:58:54
    I totally knew that I was cool before it was cool to be cool.
    My company ... +Cognizant 

    #Glass  +Google Glass +Google Glass Revolution +Google Glass News 
    tag +Edward Shelton +Eoin Russell +UnevenlyDistributed 
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-10-20 18:29:48
    And to be fair, nobody is perfect ... #Apple  
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-07-20 20:11:17
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    This photo just makes me happy ... #ArtInEverything  


    Dedicated to our Norway fan, +Tina Vale 
    Thx +Amy Jone 

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    Atlantic Ocean Rd, Norway #amazing  
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-07-24 00:54:30
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    via +STEM on Google+ Community 

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    This waveform gif is a recent find via +Joe Hanson, who I found on G+ through +Amy Robinson hosting a hangout for +Science on Google+: A Public Database  called "It's ok to be smart" >> It's Okay To Be Smart: A Science on Google+ Conversation .
    
    Who can name them all?

    #sciencegifs #waves #stem  
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-07-30 17:52:50
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    Compassion prevails in corporate America. This brings me a dose of encouragement for our World.

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    ... Wow ... Go Google ...
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  • Jack C Crawford2014-01-22 05:16:00
    It just turned Midnight here in New Jersey. Up late working on a presentation and google searching for images. Lo and behold!  Google just said Happy Birthday Jack C Crawford!
    Because I'm away from home burning the proverbial midnight oil, I will unfortunately be unable to thank each of you personally today for your wonderful birthday greetings. I hope to catch up this weekend.
    Until then, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH <3 hugs to each of you. You all make me feel younger each Google+ year.
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-08-31 16:21:34
    Chief Futurist at +Cisco, David Evans takes us beyond the Internet of Things to the Internet of Connections ...
    "While we often think that it’s all about the things, it’s not actually the 'things' that create the value, it’s the connections among people, process, data, and things — or the Internet of Everything—that creates value."

    Tagging thought leaders below.  Please share for commentary!!
    #BatCrapCrazy  
    #IoT  +Ralf Kaiser +Mia Voss +Gary S. Hart +Randy Hilarski +David Amerland +Gerd Moe-Behrens +John Kellden +Gregory Esau +Meg Tufano +Gideon Rosenblatt +Yonatan Zunger +Carmelyne Thompson +pio dal cin +Scott Friedman +Rob Gordon +Steve Kirby +Steve Kirby +Jason Hurtado Daniels +Jen H. +Kim Crawford +Giselle Minoli +Anita Law +Denis Labelle +Pam Adger +Hank Adler +Bill Abrams +Pranay Agrawal +dawn ahukanna +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh +Sarah Hill +Jo Anne Thomas +Tina Vale +Tina Jones +Google + MD +Visnja Zeljeznjak +Linda Dee +Linda Zimmer +Ronnie Bincer +Yifat Cohen +Denis Wallez +Tessa Schlesinger +Ulrike Singer-Bayrle +Dustin W. Stout +Laura Tomaja +martin shervington +Sheila B. DuBois +Saiko Shiroto +Shaker Cherukuri +Robyn Miller +Maria Quiban +Jim Palmer +Panah Rad +Rodney Pike +Tanveer Naseer +Kathryn Nokony +Miguel Rodriguez +Lee Smallwood +Leland LeCuyer 
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  • Jack C Crawford2014-01-15 03:42:47
    Goodnight friends!
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-09-29 02:12:23
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    I've discovered that, in fact, I don't know everything.  Thanks to each of you for filling my gaps every day.


    Reprise share ... hope you enjoy it this fine day.

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    Saw this and hoped it would help when things get tense on posts:
    Things to say to stop arguments
    - No kidding!
    - Really!
    - You might be right
    - That's interesting
    - Hmmm
    - Wow
    - I had no idea
    - I never thought of it that way
    - Thank you for telling me
    - Oh?
    - I love you, I believe in you. I know that you will do the right thing for you


    G+
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  • Jack C Crawford2012-10-04 02:46:02
    If I lost everything I had, I would hold my dog tighter than anything.
    Source: http://www.jsmineset.com
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  • Jack C Crawford2014-04-07 20:20:59
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    Cousin +Kim Crawford cracks me up.



    +Kim Crawford M.D. - Anti-Aging Doctor Florida

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    LOL!
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-06-08 03:56:04
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    Thanks +Chad Haney 

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    Real time advertising
    I wish I were this good with Photoshop.

    via Reddit
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-10-19 03:34:50
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    Good night friends ...

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    never ever.
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  • Jack C Crawford2012-05-20 17:12:39
    From my wife +Emma Crawford (shared email). Just hilarious, enjoy.
    --------

    WHY MEN ARE NEVER DEPRESSED:
    Men Are Just Happier People --
    What do you expect from such simple creatures?

    Your last name stays put.
    The garage is all yours.
    Wedding plans take care of themselves.
    Chocolate is just another snack...
    You can be President.
    You can never be pregnant.
    You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park.
    You can wear NO shirt to a water park.
    Car mechanics tell you the truth.
    The world is your urinal.
    You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky.
    You don't have to stop and think of which
    way to turn a nut on a bolt.
    Same work, more pay.
    Wrinkles add character.
    Wedding dress $5000. Tux rental-$100.
    People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them.
    New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet.
    One mood all the time.
    Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat.
    You know stuff about tanks.
    A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase.
    You can open all your own jars.
    You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.
    If someone forgets to invite you,
    He or she can still be your friend.
    Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack.
    Three pairs of shoes are more than enough..
    You almost never have strap problems in public.
    You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes..
    Everything on your face stays its original color.
    The same hairstyle lasts for years, even decades.
    You only have to shave your face and neck.
    You can play with toys all your life.
    One wallet and one pair of shoes -- one color for all seasons.
    You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look.
    You can 'do' your nails with a pocket knife.
    You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache.
    You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives
    On December 24 in 25 minutes.
    _________________________________
    Men Are Just Happier People

    NICKNAMES
    If Laura, Kate and Sarah go out for lunch, they will call each other Laura, Kate and Sarah. If Mike, Dave and John go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat Boy, Bubba and Wildman.

    EATING OUT
    When the bill arrives, Mike, Dave and John will each throw in $20, even though it's only for $32.50. None of them will have anything smaller and none will actually admit they want change back.
    When the girls get their bill, out come the pocket calculators.

    MONEY
    A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.
    A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need but it's on sale.

    BATHROOMS
    A man has six items in his bathroom: toothbrush and toothpaste, shaving cream, razor, a bar of soap, and a towel.
    The average number of items in the typical woman's bathroom is 337. A man would not be able to identify more than 20 of these items.
    FUTURE
    A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
    A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
    NATURAL (loved this one. BC)
    Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed.
    Women somehow deteriorate during the night.

    OFFSPRING
    Ah, children. A woman knows all about her children. She knows about dentist appointments and romances, best friends, favorite foods, secret fears and hopes and dreams.
    A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house.

    THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
    A married man should forget his mistakes. There's no use in two people remembering the same thing!

    SO, send this to the women who have a sense of humor and can handle it .... and to the men who will enjoy reading it.
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  • Jack C Crawford2014-01-11 18:43:16
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    I love this photo curated by +nader madakto 

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    Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-07-09 05:01:17
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    I am convinced that the most wonderful things in life are hidden. It's our mission to find them and experience them in the present moment. 

    h/t +Kannika Srikhun 

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    Costa Brava at sunrise , Spain / Cr. Amazing things
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-08-03 00:20:21
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    Wonderful idea +Lynda Lencaster !

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    I could also handle a trip here. Beautiful! 
    A walk at sunset, hand in hand, little talks.. 
    yeah....
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-01-22 17:31:56
    I woke up to 100s of birthday wishes today!  I'm still trying to catch up on responses to each of you (please forgive me if I've missed anyone).  Thank you soooo much!  
    So here's the kicker:
    When I opened Google search just now, there was this #HappyBirthday  graphic.  When I clicked it, it went to my +Google+ profile.  I love you Google ...
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-10-04 01:23:35
    The adventure begins ...

    #Glass  +Sarah Hill 
    +Mia Voss +pio dal cin 
    +Ralf Kaiser +Randy Hilarski 
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-12-28 05:40:29
    I've finally modernized the hvac in our house.  
    Nest  has great customer support, the packing is fantastic, and it was very easy to install and setup.
    I can now control the thermostats and monitor temperature and humidity from any computer, my android phone, my iPad, etc.

    #Nest   #TheInternetOfThings    http://nest.com

    tag +Edward Shelton 
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  • Jack C Crawford2014-03-27 13:45:56
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    +Monika Ljubičić finds this picture that tells a story that we all can appreciate, #passion #learning

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    Fuck War, we are going to school.
    Afghanistan, by Paula Bronstein
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-08-23 05:02:09
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    Via +Peter Scott 

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  • Jack C Crawford2013-02-11 00:43:08
    Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.
    ~ Pema Chödrön

    The picture is a microscopic photo of sand particles (x250).
    I remember where I found it now ... credit to +George Takei on a post on  his facebook page some time ago.  http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/sand%20glass

    Quote posted today by +Buddhist Boot Camp on Facebook
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-07-09 00:08:12
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    Via +Linda Dee  ... amazing colors

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  • Jack C Crawford2013-11-12 05:58:43
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    H/T +Ryan Matthew Pierson  Thanks Ryan!

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    Hot to use google to get better searches. I bet there are a few you did not know. I did not know the two periods one.
    #themoreyouknow
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  • Jack C Crawford2014-03-26 04:45:19
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    This company has a great sense of humor.

    Thanks +Rodelia Terri Perez

    Reshared text:
    #Flospirations 
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  • Jack C Crawford2013-08-01 13:12:51
    Methinks the traditional PC has beaten a path to the exit.
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