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Brian DeVille
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A CDC survey finds that more Americans had health insurance and fewer smoked cigarettes in 2015, but the gains were overshadowed by rising rates of obesity and diabetes.
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Will HTC produce both Nexus 2016 smartphones? Rumours suggest maybe
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No, nobody should get extra breaks for prayer.
A civil liberties group representing Muslim employees of a Wisconsin manufacturer has filed a religious discrimination complaint against the company for not allowing extra break time for prayer.
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This is such a great show and my daughter loves it. Sarah Jane Adventures was a great spin-off of John Smith's show.

#doctorwho #sarahjaneadventures #k9
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ope free speech, like love, has to go both ways! or whatever has to go both ways.... What goes up, must come down.
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I pity the fool.

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I pity the fool who will vote for Hillary Clinton! 
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ok... so my Chromebook is updated, but doesn't support this version of Chrome? Huh?
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Education
  • California State University
    Psychology & Sociology
    I majored in Psychology and Sociology, though I took just as many, if not more, philosophy courses. My application was accepted by some graduate programs shortly after graduating, but for personal reasons, I had to pass up the opportunities.
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Free Will is Determined
Introduction
I enjoy discussing philosophy, politics, science, and any related topics. 

Biography: I was raised in New Jersey, but grew up in California (doesn't say much for Jersey, does it?). I write and share stuff on Google+ for family, friends, and the general public.

My Circles: I have the usual circles, Family and Friends, etc.. I also have circles for Technology, Science, Politics, "Favorite People," "Cool People," and "New People." When I first add you, you are in my "New People" circle. As I get to know you better, and you interact more, you get to my "Cool People," or "Favorite People" circle. It takes time, but I will move you up if I get to know you (or move you down).

I take time to add people to my circles, because I carefully view their profiles and posts. So, if you added me and I haven't added you back yet, please be patient and interact on my posts. I'm not interested in being cool, or demonstrating that thousands of people like me; if I was, I would join Fakebook. To me, this is about communication and growth.

Age: 41.

Ethnicity: Does it matter? It shouldn't. If I must tell you, and you don't get it by my picture, I'm "white," although, the term is inaccurate since we tend to be more of a light peach color.

I am a mixture of a few ethnicity's, as most people are. My grandfather was of German ancestry, though to him, an Army Veteran, he was simply an American. My Grandmother was Jewish and English. The dirtbag that impregnated my mother was also Jewish. So, I'm Jewish, English, and German. So I always defend myself when I think about committing suicide (it's a joke, think about it for a minute). 

Politics: I am a Liberal Progressive Democrat with Socialist leanings. I still align with the Democratic party; though I often complain about its flaws. I don't believe in being completely cynical about politics as nothing will get accomplished if we put our hands up like some do and say "they're all the same."

"They" are NOT all the same. Bush was proof that they are not the same... In the 8 years following Clinton's departure from the white house, we would have been much better off with Gore as president; especially considering his winning the election; but that's another story...
 
Music: I love music; with a special emphasis on 70's-80's New Wave & Punk. Of course I also love Blues, Jazz, Rock and Roll, Funk, R&B (The real stuff, pre-1980's), Reggae, Ska, and Hip-Hop, etc.
 
Movies/TV: I like Sci-Fi, especially Star Trek. I like comedy, and enjoy listening to or watching George Carlin, Louis C.K., and other like-minded comedians.
 
Food: I am a Vegetarian; wannabe Vegan. Actually, in the past 21 years that I have been Vegetarian, I have been Vegan on and off. If you scroll through my profile, my weight changes fairly drastically over the years, especially when I eat cheese. I recently gave up my cheese addiction and am attempting to be a full Vegan again. In a short amount of time I lost a great deal of weight, simply by cutting out the cheese and eating more veggies.
 
Technology: I mainly use Android devices, besides my Windows PC and Chromebook. I built custom computers in the 1990's and early 2000's, for fun, when I had more time, before becoming a parent. I like to customize what I own, and prefer more options than what is usually offered by computer manufacturers.
 
When I have worked in audio engineering and in graphic design, and had the unlucky opportunity to use an Apple, I always would ask for a PC. It's not just the fact that I am used to, and prefer a non-Apple computer, it's the fact that I have had as many, if not more, issues on an Apple computer; though Apple users usually suggest otherwise.
 
I currently use a Samsung Galaxy S5, Google Nexus 7 (2013), and a Chromebook. Oh, and a Windows PC that I don't like turning on unless I have to; especially after upgrading to Windows 8. It's not as bad as some people say, but I had no real reason to upgrade, and shouldn't have. It sucks, and is really slow.
 
Social Media: Because I work in Marketing, I have had to setup Facebook and Twitter accounts for the companies that I have worked for. I have used both effectively, and reluctantly, for marketing and business purposes.

I do not use, nor maintain, a Fakebook account, nor have the desire to have one. I have probably "tweeted" 5-6 times. Instead, I promote Google+ to family, friends, and businesses because I believe it is a better social media tool that is much less invasive, more powerful, and much more enjoyable than what other companies are offering. Though, it is rare any of them actually get on.
 
Philosophy: Systems of beliefs are a personal matter. I don't appreciate the attempt to convert me, and I gain nothing from an attempt to convert you, so why bother? My philosophies are made clear on some of my posts, so it's not as simple as me offering a declaration of my philosophy on my profile. You can disagree with my philosophical views, yet still enjoy most of the other content that I provide.
 
Debate: I like to debate and discuss topics with others; the conversation is over once racism, sexism, hatred, violence, enters the discussion. At that point, I leave, or go out of my way to offend the offensive.

Thank's for reading, I look forward to your comments.
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Writer, Photographer, Web Development, Marketing, Graphic Design
Employment
  • Starfleet Headquarters
    present
  • Massive Dynamic, Inc.
    Marketing Director, 1993 - 2015
    I worked for Nina Sharpe for several years, still do, unofficially.
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Excellent customer service, but we are very unhappy with the coffee. The first time we went here, we were really happy with the food, but the coffee was kind of warm. The second time around, we ordered two coffees, and they were lukewarm. I really hate complaining because we really liked the customer service, and love to support small businesses, but I had to be honest with my experience.
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I paid for a year of service in advance. I signed up for their quarterly service, & was told that they come out every quarter + when we need it. They repeatedly explained that anytime we have a bug or mice problem, we should call. Whenever I had an issue, I'd call the office, customer service was nice. Beyond the quarterly service, they came out probably 4 times all year. Sometimes because the technician was not prepared. I had called because we were having a fly issue, & when he came, he said he didn't have any fly traps, & would have to come back another time with one if we continued seeing flys. Another time they they said they would have the technician take a sample to their entomologist. He came, but didn't feel he needed to do that, so instead, insisted they were fruit fly's; despite the fact that we had no fruit for months, no sign of a fly infestation, etc. By that time, he gave us a little trap, & after awhile, we saw no more flys. Shortly after one of their visits, we found mouse droppings; so, of course we called them. They came out, replaced traps, & left. We continued seeing mice. Another technician doing a free inspection from a competing company said they were not using the right kind of traps; I honestly don't know, as he was likely simply trying to get my business. The fact is, they came out for the quarterly service, & 4 additional times, & seemed to have felt that was above & beyond what they should do. My point is, if there is a limit, they should tell the customer. In fact, the competing company that came out said that they come out 3 times per year instead of 4, & will come out an additional 2 times if needed. So, they have a clear policy limit to the amount of times they come out. Why does JP Pest Control not have a clearly stated policy limit, when they in fact have a limit? The last service I received was in April, 2016. The technician that came to do the service would not search for fleas (though we called in advance because of a flea issue), and said we would have to check and call if we saw any. Nor would he spray on the inside perimeter (we had been seeing spiders often). He stated that he didn't see any (as if spiders would be hanging out 24/7 in plain site), & that if I had a problem, I would need to call the office when I see them. So, the next morning, with 2 1/2 months to go, they tell me that they won't renew my contract because basically, they came out more than the quarterly service allotted. They didn't state that specifically, & made an attempt at saying it nicely, alluding to the fact that they didn't feel they could "service my needs." I did in fact want to keep the service, because I not want to find another company at the start of spring. I mentioned the fact that despite it being my last service, the technician refused to spray inside my house. Their response was basically to say that he did, & there was no reason to come out & spray again. I was there, he refused to inspect for fleas (even though they told my wife the same week all of these tips to prepare for treatment, & that he would inspect the house for fleas). She left with our two kids specifically because she was expecting the flea treatment as told to her by their customer service. It seems that if you do have them come out when there is an issue, & they feel they have come out too much, than they cancel the contract. If they had said in the beginning that they have a quarterly service, & will come out an extra 1 or 2 times, I would have understood that. It's their policy to state they come out anytime I need them; our service should not have been canceled because they decided it was too much for them to honor their own policy. Update: After all of this, they refunded my last quarterly service, & I thought that was the end of it. Weeks later, I then receive a bill for over $110, & had to sit on hold for several minutes waiting for a customer service agent; only to be told that they would have someone contact me. So now, after all of these other issues, I have to dispute a bill.
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Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
Great place, good location, friendly staff. What's not to love?
Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
The food was excellent, and the service was even better. Definitely impressed with how well we were treated, and really enjoyed our server. This may not be the place if you're on a budget, but if you want a nice romantic meal in a great atmosphere, with excellent customer service, this is the place to go.
Public - a month ago
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I was very unhappy with their quarterly service and they do not seem to honor their commitments. They did a terrible job, then canceled my services because they needed follow up services (which were under contract). Then, despite this, sent me a bill a month after canceling my service, furthering the need for additional contact. I would not recommend JP Pest Control to any customers. There are other companies that offer far better services.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
Good location, plenty of parking, albeit expensive, and good conference room space.
Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Good deals, okay mens selection.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago