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No More Reposts to Google+ for Me

The handful of you who follow me on Google+ may have noticed that for a little over a month, I haven’t been reposting my stuff over there. This is because the method I used to use to do so stopped working, and it was already extra clicks for me, so I didn’t really spend time looking for other, probably more time consuming, ways to do the sharing. I hoped it would start working again, but it has been long enough, it is time to say that I am no longer routinely sharing things I post on to Google+.

Sorry Google+ people.

If you want to continue keeping track of what I post, you can of course follow me directly on, via’s RSS on the RSS reader of your choice (I use Feedly), via Twitter, or via Facebook for all posts other than the daily Tweet summaries.

(I will manually share this one post to Google+ just to wrap things up. Bye Google+!)

@abulsme tweets from 2013-08-30 (UTC)

  • RT @iyad_elbaghdadi: Types of non-intervention:
    (1) There's no need
    (2) There's a need but we'll make things worse
    (3) There's a need but l… 00:24:19
  • RT @mattyglesias: This British thing where the parliament needs to vote before you bomb a country is fascinating. We should try it. 00:25:09
  • My fitbit #Fitstats for 8/29/2013: 5,225 steps and 3.9 km traveled. 01:02:01
  • Reading – Two Minds on Syria (George Packer) 01:24:40
  • Reading – The Threat Of Debt Ceiling Crises Is Over (Josh Barro) 01:42:38
  • RT @mattfrost: Without copyright restrictions on the "I Have a Dream" speech, there'd be no incentive for other orators to lead huge, inspi… 03:27:42
  • Reading – Pot and the complexity of giving the president a hard time (Jonathan Bernstein) 16:28:24
  • Listening to Kerry. Still not hearing anything that convinces me. Not hearing anything at all that convinces strikes will help anything. 17:17:12
  • Also continue to be bothered with idea that killing people with chem weapons worse than killing people with other weapons. Dead is dead. 17:19:13
  • & the idea that we should do something to preserve credibility… Yes creed matters. Fix that by not making stupid commitments in first place. 17:21:45
  • "We bomb because we care." – Obama (sorta) 18:48:58
  • RT @hhassan140: Obama is basically saying the US action will be a slap on the wrist. Translation: a big boost to Assad when he survives it. 18:59:42
  • Reading – NSA Spying Abroad isn't OK Either (Charles Kurzman) 20:43:40
  • Reading – Secret NSA Documents Show How the US Spies on Europe and the UN (Laura Poitras) 23:00:44
  • Reading – U.S. allows states to legalize recreational marijuana within limits (David Ingram) 23:09:27
  • Reading – Ginsburg to officiate same-sex wedding (Robert Barnes) 23:13:26
  • RT @BYUfan: @abulsme Alex sounds so cute. Looking forward to him guest hosting…the train episode. 23:32:58
  • .@BYUfan Thanks! I'm sure he will be ready to co-host any week now! :-) in reply to BYUfan 23:33:19