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Benjamin Roethig (Ben Roethig)
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Lives in Dubuque, IA
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The Texas Dep. of Transportation is SCREWING A Family Hobby Center!

Please take 1 minute to sign this petition and help out!

Mike's Hobby Shop has been providing recreational hobby facilities for children, Scouts, young adults, and adult North Texans for over 26 years.  Located on I-35 in Carrollton, Mike's Hobby Shop provides over 51,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor recreational facilities including 3 remote control (RC) car tracks, a Pinewood derby car track, a space for indoor electric aircraft and helicopter flying, as well as a retail store with sales and in-store service.

Due to the I-35 corridor expansion, however, The State of Texas has begun proceedings to take half of the facility through the eminent domain process. The line that defines the portion of the property being sought by the state literally cuts through all 3 RC car tracks, rendering the entire facility useless in terms of its current operation.

By law, the State of Texas has the right to take a landowner's property.  Still, they must compensate the landowner fairly.  Despite fair, honest, good faith work by Mike's Hobby Shop owner Mike Darnell, the 
state is insisting only purchasing half of his building, and is using real estate comparables from other parts of the metroplex that come in at 30% of the actual value of the land.   

Faced with having to renovate and sell the remaining half of the building, and being offered a sub-market acquisition price by the state, Mike won't be able to afford to re-open the facility and will be permanently forced to close.
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Its a +Geek Beat double header.  Part 2 is coming up soon with +David Foster talking with PicMonkey
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I am excited to be interviewing +Jennifer Wells from +PicMonkey today in a hangout. Join us at 3:00 PM EDT. 

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Join us for yet another awesome tutorial on how you can start editing your images like a professional using this *FREE* platform called @112494992937088183354 . We are excited to have them on to show you some of the cool stuff you can do! If you want to be ready to follow along, just head to and start playing. This will be an open Q&A as well, so be sure to post your questions.  We will be joined by the amazing @11530973764...
Yep, CarPlay is coming to aftermarket heads and a lot sooner than you may think.
Interested in Apple's CarPlay but aren't buying a new car? It's coming to these existing Pioneer car systems.
#carplay   #caraudio  
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Your +QNAP Turbo NAS is just waiting to become a +Plex movie server - here's how to make it happen.
#mediaserver   #Plex  
Have a huge movie collection and a QNAP NAS? That's a great combination, and here's all you need to get a video server up and running.
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Look at the time! 20 minutes to TWIS... join us:

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+Cali Lewis and her robots...
Robots (and things that look like robots) are taking over today's show!
#robots   #batteries   #chargers  

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We'll be mixing photography and video in one image when we check out +Flixel Photos in a live demo, today at 1 PM EDT - Join us! 
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Yeah, Cali got to hang out with other awesome celebrities.  I'm Jealous.  Here's all the behinds the scenes stuff.
A look behind the scenes at #nab2014   - and how a professional makeup artist does their work!
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Dubuque, IA
Dubuque, IA - Dubuque, IA - Fayette, IA
My here opinions are my own and don't reflect the views of anyone I'm employed by.
Note:  If you are contacting me about a product, email me at  Don't send a hangouts message. 

What am I?  A product of the 21st century with my roots in the 20th.  i'm a lifelong technology fan, most of it on Macs, former hardcore gamer, and guitar and auto geek.  My other hobbies include history (especially military, aeronautical, and maritime), science (both physical and biological), philosophy, and when I need to decompress, you can find on a trail somewhere amongst the trees.

You can find me writing for sites like, hosting the Tech Hangout, and being a semi-frequent guest on technology podcasts.
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I hit .700 in little league one year. I'm not kidding.
  • None. BA in History.
  • Clarke College
  • Upper Iowa University
  • Dubuque Senior High School
  • Washington Junior High School
  • Kennedy Elementary
  • Irving Elementary
  • Lincoln Elementary
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