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Aaron Coakley
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I was just discussing mississippis vs one-thousands as a time unit of measure with a couple of coastie software guys- clearly they can't understand a hillbilly unit like missippi (sic) - and when I got to the potato to bottle of beer conversion I got interrupted in the trap of whether I should count letters, syllables or calories.

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RIP JPB
The Internet lost a hero today. EFF is mourning the loss of our visionary co-founder, John Perry Barlow.
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Yes, please
Dear +Niantic​, +Andrew Krug

No primaries in over 2 years. Stop flying over. Remember Helios.

Signed,
Every Midwest Ingress Player
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Now the starburst makes more sense. I can get behind this resistance op.
Dear +Niantic

After a long winter, there's nothing we in the upper Midwest like to do more than get outside and:
A) plant corn
B) raise bacon, steak and cheese
C) go boating
D) go to an +Ingress event that is at both a driveable and affordable location
E) all the above

If you guessed, E, you are correct +1 to you!

There is a state that has not yet seen any love, and a friendly city smack dab in the middle of that state called Des Moines. It is drivable and affordable to visit

(may I also mention two other fun places that have not seen love in a LONG time) Madison, Wisconsin and Indianapolis, Indiana. HINT HINT

What a spring, summer and autumn full o fun and friends that would be.

Did I mention we have corn, bacon, steak and cheese? oh and beer.

#MidwestAF



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Stop by TNT's in Peoria Heights Thursday 4-7PM and join +Shannon Wilson as she celebrates her very first book release of the long awaited memoir "Pieces of Me... Peeling Back the Layers". The event is open house style and open to the public... no cost to attend. A limited number of books will be available for purchase and she will be signing books as well.

All proceeds and donations from the books sold goes towards the continued proton therapy fund for her cancer treatments.

I hope to see you there!
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Went to see Thor and the theater had a brand new "assigned seating" policy. Talk about confusion! Almost a dozen people stormed out and didn't come back for the movie. The movie started an hour after the listed start time (they're always normally 23 minutes of trailers)

Tonight went to see Justice League. During the previews, we saw a Justice League trailer. Everyone looked at each-other and I said "I bet we're going to see a different movie" - and sure enough, what's the worst movie to have accidentally play instead of a DC Movie? It took less than 2 seconds after the theater's "your show is about to start" countdown for an audible gasp in the theatre as everyone recognized the Marvel splash immediately. We joked that the reviews were so bad the theater decided to show us Thor instead to save us the pain and we were actually ok with watching Thor again =)
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Let this sink in for a minute.....Hundreds and hundreds of small boats pulled by countless pickups and SUVs from across the South are headed for Houston. Almost all of them driven by men. They're using their own property, sacrificing their own time, spending their own money, and risking their own lives for one reason: to help total strangers in desperate need.

Most of them are by themselves. Most are dressed like the redneck duck hunters and bass fisherman they are. Many are veterans. Most are wearing well-used gimme-hats, t-shirts, and jeans; and there's a preponderance of camo. Most are probably gun owners, and most probably voted for Trump.

These are the people the Left loves to hate, the ones Maddow mocks. The ones Maher and Olbermann just know they're so much better than.

These are The Quiet Ones. They don't wear masks and tear down statues. They don't, as a rule, march and demonstrate. And most have probably never been in a Whole Foods.

But they'll spend the next several days wading in cold, dirty water; dodging gators and water moccasins and fire ants; eating whatever meager rations are available; and sleeping wherever they can in dirty, damp clothes. Their reward is the tears and the hugs and the smiles from the terrified people they help. They'll deliver one boatload, and then go back for more.

When disaster strikes, it's what men do. Real men. Heroic men. American men. And then they'll knock back a few shots, or a few beers with like-minded men they've never met before, and talk about fish, or ten-point bucks, or the benefits of hollow-point ammo, or their F-150.

And the next time they hear someone talk about "the patriarchy", or "male privilege", they'll snort, turn off the TV and go to bed.

In the meantime, they'll likely be up again before dawn. To do it again. Until the helpless are rescued. And the work's done.

They're unlikely to be reimbursed. There won't be medals. They won't care. They're heroes. And it's what they do.

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I think some of the so-called "looters" in Texas are getting a bad rap. Granted, there are special circumstances (need to show insurance).

Some (looks like most) are not looters, they're scrappers/junkers or people who don't have coverage and/or don't expect enough help. If you're throwing out a perfectly good appliance, chairs, etc just because you're too good to have a water spot on it, then the right thing to do to help your neighbor is let them have it, not do everything in your power to make sure it goes straight and only straight to the land-fill.

Any other time, in any other part of the country (except those areas they make it illegal), if you put something out at the curb you HOPE someone comes by to take it. We do this clean-up day at-least once per year, and many areas you can put an old refrigerator at the curb (doors off) and within a few hours to days someone will come along and haul it off, and we consider this a service and even thank the junker and help them load it sometimes. What's to think these people aren't just trying to be the first to the curb before someone else gets to it? Sure, if it's not gone soon enough, we'll have to call and pay for someone to take it away.
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Breaking News! All news channels are cancelling all regularly scheduled programming to become the weather channel for the next week, because what we've been telling you is coming for a week now is finally almost here.
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