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Billy Priest
Works at Jeanette Apartments
Attended San Francisco State University
Lives in San Francisco, Ca.
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I do not drink oil.
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Who is the man in the tub?

A snake is in the newspaper.
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Christmas at +Paracord Pretties!
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Super fast and easy: paste a URL and download the goods.
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Saw this doco last night at a friend's house. It's a great documentary about meth and its effects in the SF Bay Area, taking a very real and up-close look at use and distribution. Most of it is shot in my neighborhood. It was fun recognizing locations--and sometimes people--the whole time!

My gripe with this doco is that it entirely avoids showing any of the good side of the neighborhood: the amazing food options, the terrific bars, the superb transit connections, the upside of having addict neighbors, the great old architecture, the local history, the schools, the families, the corner markets, the Farmers' Markets, ad nauseum

I realize that the good stuff is entirely outside the scope of this particular doco series. But, still!

It's a shame no one has done a "good stuff about the Tenderloin" doco because there's lots of good stuff! I'd be glad to make suggestions for things to cover if someone wants to operate the camera. ; )
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Saw this on Boingboing: http://boingboing.net/2013/08/11/japans-debt-1000000000.html

And thought, "That's a huge number! I wonder what our debt is?" So I hit a currency converter and turned that pile of yen into dollars: $10,355,457,302,663.98. Then, I checked out usdebtclock.org to see what ours looks like.

My first reaction there was: "Well, we aren't in any position to moralize over Japan's debt. Ours is close to double: ~$17Trillion." But how does that work out to debt per person?

Whoa! Japan's debt works out to about $81,758 per person. Ours works out to about $53,401 per person or $148,062 per taxpayer.

As always, one's position in any argument is largely a matter of perspective. From the point of view of taxpayers, we're screwed and Japan is better off. From the point of view of any random US citizen, Japan is screwed and we're better off.

Either way, the idea that our government can be in debt well into the trillion$ is shameful. If that top 1% would just pay their taxes, if the churches paid any, if corporations didn't have so many dodges and loopholes, we would likely have zero debt.

Time for some changes, We the People!
US National Debt Clock : Real Time U.S. National Debt Clock
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The Beginnings of Artistry

I've been working with paracord for a few months now, following patterns set by others, creating based on others' ideas (https://www.facebook.com/billyppp). This week, however, I've started free-styling, if that's the phrase. I've discovered ways to make shapes that don't follow a pattern, free-forming anything I want, making turns where I could only travel straight lines.

It's an exciting next step! The picture is of my first training exercise after I figured out turns. It took me about two days, working on my usual schedule. The reason it's such a riot of color is that I was using up scrap cord instead of cutting into unused cord, since it was just an exercise.

I've already embarked on a much larger project that should take me a week or more. This will be a free-standing, three dimensional piece. I have visions of all kinds of sculptural projects now!

I feel like I've turned a corner, from "technician," capable of some basics in the art, to "craftsman." This point, right here, is where art begins.
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Had to check out the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge today. It's roomy! Unlike the original there's room to pull over in an emergency--on both sides!
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Bar owners of the world! Get on this before some coed sues you for her date-rape drug exposure.
 
One company is preparing to ship its first batch of drug-detecting plastic cups and straws. The products are sensitive to the most commonly-used date rape drugs — GHB, Rohypnol and Ketamine — and turn red in response to their presence. http://on.mash.to/1cwqj9K
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i still cant drink sobes, having a gag reflex just thinking out it.
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395 people
Dany Jaykins's profile photo
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Building Manager
Skills
Notary public, wedding officiant, personal assistance, organization, time management, admin extraordinaire.
Employment
  • Jeanette Apartments
    Site Manager/Handybitch, 2012 - present
    Onsite manager for the Jeanette and advertising/leasing manager for 5 other buildings.
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San Francisco, Ca.
Previously
Tokyo, Japan - San Luis Obispo, Ca.
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I have an opinion and you're welcome to it.
Introduction
What do you want to know? I've been with my husband since 1999 (he's delightful); we manage an apartment building; and I work with paracord, making pretty things.

I'm for positive web smarts: Share skillfully and share good stuff.
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My quality of life constantly exceeds my expectations.
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Education
  • San Francisco State University
    Japanese Language, 2003 - 2008
  • Waseda University
    Japanese Language, 2006 - 2007
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