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Alvin Brinson
Attended Stehen F. Austin State University
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My brain.... is numb from the insanity.
Public ed experts invited to testify at an education hearing told lawmakers that Texas schools need less funding, and fewer teachers, to inspire creativity.
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Luckily I do already have the BA. However, some states require specific coursework for ESL licensure that I don't have, so I might have to take a few courses. It's kinda a chicken and egg issue. Those courses are offered in those states, but I can't move to those states unless I get a job there, but I would need those courses to get a job there. Texas just requires an English BA and to pass the state exam.
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Democrats, do not let the party politics and infighting hand this country over to a TYRANT.

+Sarah Silverman was right: People are being ridiculous.

I was a Sanders supporter as well, and I donated to his campaign. I still think he would be a better president than Clinton.

But he is not going to win the nomination. That's a fact people deal the with it. We don't have to like the reasons WHY he did not win.

You hate corruption, hate the rigged system, so what? Putting Trump into office will not fix it. Take some Fuckitol(TM) and go vote for Hillary.

Unless you want to live under the tyrannical rule of a dictator.
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Agreed with +Jason Huebel. Those trying to stop users from blocking ads seem blind (or don't care) to the reality that it's not really the ads themselves that many people are blocking. It's the malicious code that is delivered along with the ads. Content providers blatantly REFUSE to stop allowing advertisers free reign with flash and javascript content. Time and time again, there have been major websites delivering malware via advertising content.

If advertising were merely static images or animation delivered via a secure method, then many of us would not have a problem. However, content providers have shown they are unwilling to have a backbone against advertisers who allow unsecure content to be hosted on supposedly trustworthy sites.

Advertisers: Clean up your acts and stop trying to shove insecure content down users' throats.

Content providers: You want advertising? Fine. Deliver static advertising content, like was done in the days of newspapers and magazines. Nobody ever subscribed to a service that would rip the advertising pages out of a magazine for you. Why? Because those ads were static. Get the picture?
 
+The New York Times, my interest is security related. The prevalence of malicious ads is too common to ignore.
A report suggests that one in five smartphone users worldwide deploys software to remove ads when he or she browses the web.
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+Halfey Halphstein Strangely, privacy badger doesn't like those. I can't imagine why...

zergnet is also a winner.
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I must be getting old. I come home. I play some of my favorite Youtube channels. Then I fall asleep in my chair during the videos. Then as soon as the videos are over I wake up and go about my evening. WHY??????
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Because you're correct in your premise lol
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"Before I look at that grave," I said, "tell me, Spirit, are these things that will happen, or are they things that may happen?"

The spirit just continued to point at the grave without speaking. I crept towards it and, trembling, read: AMERICA.

"No, no!" I cried, clutching the spirit's robe. "I am not that nation! I will not be that nation! Isn't there any hope for me? Can I change what you have shown me?"

(Apologies to Dickens). 
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Does anyone know of a way to lock my computer's primary screen WITHOUT blanking the secondary (projector) display? I need to have things projected on the screen as students come into class, but not have students able to mess with the mouse/keyboard or do anything on my computer.
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I don't think so.
If you had two computers, you could use a VNC to control the projector from the desktop and lock that...
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The more I read political news here in the US, the more I wish I didn't have financial commitments and could just up and move to another country.

I enjoy teaching ESL. There are countries I could do that where there is no Donald Trump.


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+Alvin Brinson That means you have experience which certainly trumps the naivete and energy of youth.

Perhaps you should migrate to The Great White North, because with global warming, by the time you retire, polar bears and moose will be going naked.
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The man is an IDIOT and people are putting their trust in him. I just don't get it. He has zero clue what's actually going on in the world. When confronted with being wrong, he blubbers and bullshits his way out of things like any bullshitter I've ever known.

The latest - apparently he had no idea that Putin had already invaded Crimea. He said exactly this on the topic: "He's not going into Ukraine, OK, just so you understand. He's not going to go into Ukraine, all right? You can mark it down. You can put it down. You can take it anywhere you want."

Confronted with the fact that Putin had in fact, already gone into Ukraine, he attempted to blame Obama. "OK -- well, he's there in a certain way. But I'm not there. You have Obama there. And frankly, that whole part of the world is a mess under Obama with all the strength that you're talking about and all of the power of NATO and all of this. In the meantime, he's going away. He takes Crimea."

I mean, first he has no clue Putin had taken Crimea... then he blames Obama. Seriously? If you didn't even know it had happened, how could you know enough to assign blame?

This man is a complete IDIOT.

I understand that some of you have very strong conservative values and opinions. That's fine. I understand you object to a liberal in office. That's fine. But you should REALLY object to an IDIOT being in office! You may not like Clinton - but she's not going to blunder our way into WW3 or Oblivion.

Trump has no "plans" that will make America "great again". He has no idea what the fuck is even going on in the world.
Donald Trump said Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin won't make a military move into Ukraine -- even though Putin already has done just that, seizing the country's Crimean peninsula.
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No doubt she will win and no doubt Trump is not truthful or knowledgeable
but her self enrichment, corruption and lies are still enough to gag a
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When your tires are too grippy.... This is why we don't run slicks on public streets :) ... One of several reasons.
 
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Trump is the ultimate politician, and everyone is falling for it.

Someone said, a politician will say anything to get elected. If that's the definition of a politician, then Trump is the ultimate politician. He will lie to your face, tell you it's good because he says it is, and then 30 seconds later tell you the opposite lie and that is good too.

The latest is that he wants to increase energy production, conserve our resources (apparently at the same time), reduce US dependence on foreign energy, and increase imports of Canadian oil (apparently at the same time), reduce regulations by allow local jurisdictions to craft their own regulations (which tends to be bad for business by making compliance a nightmare)....

People can't seem to see that he's talking out both side of his mouth.

Just like countless women in his life, the American Public is falling for the $$$ signs and the bravado. Just like countless women in his life, the American Public will wake up one day and realize they're married to a pathological liar and a psychopath and want a divorce. Let's just hope someone speaks up before we have to forever hold our peace and end up bound to this guy.

http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/05/donald-trumps-energy-plan-everything-but-the-pet-unicorn/
We'll preserve our natural resources while extracting them as quickly as possible.
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I think he's going to get beaten like a drum. But then I remember W.
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5 or 6 years of Google+ and my circles had gotten ... cluttered. A lot of folks who quit and don't post any longer, and a lot who post about things I am not interested any more, or never was interested in.

Deleted a bunch. May be following some new.

Google+ is a shell of what it was, Google took something that was actually working and tried to overcook it, THEN hamstrung it. Thanks Google!
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I haven't fully given up on G+ yet.....
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People forget the human element in their rush to hate the "other". Here's a story of one person to remind us.

When the actress was 14, her parents, undocumented immigrants from Colombia, were detained and deported.
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Education
  • Stehen F. Austin State University
    BA in History & English, 2003 - 2004
  • University of Houston
    2000 - 2002
  • San Jacinto College
    1994 - 1999
  • North Shore H.S.
    1991 - 1992
  • Tarkington H.S.
    1989 - 1991
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Smarter than I look.
Introduction
I'm a middle-aged guy in Texas. I'm college-educated, free-thinker. I'm fascinated by so many things that I've become a tinkerer of all trades.

I am primarily of Native American / Scottish / Random English descent (Osage tribe). I am not a member of the tribe due to details about the Dawes act that would bore most of you, and the tribe apparently doesn't have any interest in helping people with that issue. Toss in a little bit of Irish & English as well, and there ya go.

I post on whatever I feel like. Follow me if you like. Don't if you don't.

Caveat Lector: I know nobody will read this but here goes: I am not here to play word games and debate trivialities. If you have something constructive to add to my more political posts, then great. If you can only make personal attacks or repeat nonsense, I can and will delete comments and/or ban. I have that editorial control over my personal space.
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Beaumont, TX - Tarkington, TX - Houston, TX - Salt Lake City, UT - Nacogdoches, TX - Huntsville, TX - Cleveland, TX
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Hide the "most visited" section from the new New Tab Page. Note that this does not work on the local fallback.

Invisible Widget
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Waze Social GPS Maps & Traffic
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Japanese I
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YouTube Creator Studio
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The official YouTube Creator Studio app makes it faster and easier to manage your channel on the go. Check out your latest stats, respond to

Google Authenticator
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Google Authenticator generates 2-step verification codes on your phone.Enable 2-step verification to protect your account from hijacking by

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With OpenSignal you can map cellular coverage, find Wi-Fi hotspots, test and improve your reception & get faster data. ✓ Signal compass poin

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read any Japanese text offline with an integrated dictionary and download thousands of free Japanese novels from the Aozora Bunko library. E

Activity Launcher
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This Android App launches hidden activities and creates home screen shortcuts for installed apps.This project still lacks a few features and

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Create, edit & collaborate with others on spreadsheets from your Android phone or tablet with the free Google Sheets app.With Google Sheets

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Provides a transparent widget that does nothing so Android 4.4 users with the new GEL (Google Experience Launcher) can have a blank/empty ho

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The original custom auto brightness solution for Android. "To put it simply, Lux kicks the pants off of Android’s stock brightness manager,

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Woot is a awesome website, specializing in great new deals every day. They encourage (almost) unfiltered community discussion about that che

Android Device Manager
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Ever misplaced or lost your phone? Android Device Manager locates lost devices and helps you keep your device – and the data inside it – saf

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Terrible. Service is extremely slow. Employees are lethargic and rude. Food is delivered with no thought to appearance, just slopped on the plate. Stingy with ingredients. Second time I've been here and it was the same both times. Next time I'll make a run for the border.
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