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This post is pinned to the top of my posts to explain to old users why they are not in my circles anymore: If any of you want to continue being in my circles, let me know here.

I'm cleaning out my circles... sick of having wasted meaningless conversations with fake people, and unfortunately, so many of you fit that description (though I know many of you do not). I have deleted all of my circles, and am pretty much following nobody at this point.

If you want to know how it all started, please feel free to make your way through all of the nastiness directed at me, my wife, and everyone else on this post and that should answer why I decided to do this. I have had enough of fake people and those that insult people but claim to be victims: https://plus.google.com/+BrianDillardx/posts/UB1i5aD1zyT This was one of many posts lately that made me decide to do this.
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The only reason why this one keeps coming back is because I added it to collections and pinned it to the top.
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Okay, perhaps I have a problem and don't need 5 tablets, 3 phones, and a smartwatch. Whatever.

Chromebook not pictured. Nor was the Nexus 6 used to take the picture... but there is a reasonable explanation for all this.

I haven't even used the Amazon Fire phone pictured, and am still trying to figure out the point in me getting that... so that one isn't quite so reasonable.

Plus my second Nexus 6 for Project Fi has yet to be turned on...so.

But I'm Selling the iPad Air and Nexus 7.

The Nexus 9 was purchased on Amazon one day for $160, so did I really have a choice there?

2 Kindle Fire HDXs are great for some purpose, but under used.

The Moto360 is cool.

Of all of these devices, the Chromebook is probably still my favorite.

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Just a little tip to activists: when the press that you get from all sides has more to do with your tactics, than what it is you're actually trying to voice support about and bring notice to, you have failed, and your movement is fading because of your actions.

My suggestion is to stop, regroup, and create a new movement with the main focus being on what you were supposed to be focused about. At this point, I never read anything positive at all, & I don't see intelligent discussion. I simply see defensiveness, and bad press all focused on tactics rather than the message. You can blame a conspiracy, or you can blame the fact that you are disorganized, & I have no idea what you're doing. I think you should pick up some books and see what my man +Bobby Seale​ and Huey Newton were able to accomplish.

Think I'm wrong? Not even. Accorn was a great organization, but was constantly under attack from the right, and some of benighted on the left even worried about their tactics. Their fate was sealed due to the negative press.

This is not saying that the issues that you support are not important, it is to say that your message has already been lost in the controversy behind your tactics. PETA (People For the Eccentric Tastes of actors) for example, is simply an echo chamber. I don't believe that they inspire new people to become vegetarian, nor change people's minds at this point. Most people think of them as the group that throws blood on people walking out of stores.

#blacklivesmatter #badtactictsdont #ilivedineastoaklandandlosangelesandknowmoreaboutorganizingthanyoubiyatches
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+David Butler true, but he doesn't garner any respect from us. PETA only excites people in Peta, I don't believe people outside of that organization respect their tactics.
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That's awesome, but is this what is wrong with kids today? Child worship... Is it a good thing? The average person that I knew in California spent at least $1000 on their kids birthday parties; not including the presents. It bothered me, and that might be because in my day, you got a cake and you pinned a tail on a donkys ass. Have some parents gone too far?
One father made his son's birthday party pretty damn epic with a transforming Optimus Prime cake that changes from vehicle form into the standing robot.
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Yes, some parents have gone too far. I think they don't realize how they are setting expectations too high for their children. To me, this is like giving everybody a trophy -- some for just showing up.
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Conservatives love wasting on tax dollars on bogus investigations.
A review by a private research company says the secret recordings released by abortion opponents “do not present a complete or accurate record.”
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Great photos.
A two year quest to capture the perfect kingfisher picture has finally been completed by one obsessed traffic technician. These stunning pictures show the super-swift kingfisher diving at up...
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Interesting article with a few good points. This portayel has become the standard.
A look at the damage manchild comedies do to society.
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+orlando cordero. I have always thought he was funny at times, and I have like a few of his films, but usually I think it is in spite of him being in the film. That being said, I didnt realize he was a republican. The funny thing is, when I did a search to verify this info, I found that Republicans all of a sudden love anybody that comes out as a Republican. I even heard excuses and praise for $.50 or Fifty Cents or whatever, who they would otherwise have preferred to be shot by a cop.
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This was something that I noticed while finishing up my upper division courses so many years ago and preparing for grad school (never finished grad school though). Unfortunately, articles about psychology are often reshared online, and also discussed regularly in the media. The frustrating thing in my point of view, is the fact that so many people know so little about it, but all think they're experts because they've read an article or two, or some pop psychology book. Despite it being my major, I was not impressed with many of the studies as most were simply people trying to prove what they had already believed - confirmation bias.
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In science, until an experiment has been replicated it is not considered solid. (Non-scienxy phrasing because I'm a business major)
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Please be a standard technology in my lifetime. People are morons.
It’s usually easy for our human brains to predict how any given car, pedestrian, or cyclist is going to act, but computers must be programmed to “understand” all of our varying behaviors on the road. The latest thing perplexing Google’s self-driving cars (and thereby entertaining us)? A simple track stand, according to Washington Post’s Matt McFarland.
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+P.M. Laberge One can have a leisure vehicle for driving. Like, a fat old hog of a motorbike. Or a vintage MG. Or a Citroen 2CV, whatever kindles your fancy.
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While this is somewhat acceptable at times, it still seems like a hit piece on +Bernie Sanders​​ from NPR. The press really loves using the dirty S word... Except that most of us with a brain don't think of it as dirty.

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Socialists are a rare breed of political animal in this country. There's just one in Congress — Vermont senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
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+Lawrence Beckley, states murdered 300 millions during the last century and steal trillions every year. Statism did not work well. State socialism works worse than Black Death.
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My quest to eliminate everything from my pockets is almost complete. Now if they could just come out with a phone that dispenses lip balm, my quest would be over.
On Wednesday, Iowa announced live testing of what it calls the Mobile Driver License.
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+Phillip Leman whoever said it had to? It's a choice.
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This is very accurate, and I have noticed that many of the websites that I did in the late 90s are almost completely nonexistent, even ones that I millions of hits at the time, and were the first of their kind. For example, I had one of the first websites on music and culture; and another on political activism. One was featured on Spin, MTV, etc. yet it is dofficult now digging up information about it. The internet is doing a poor job of remembering itself. Perhaps Compuserve and Prodigy are what we need to travel back in time to rescue the past?
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Prodigy... That brings back memories. It's not like keeping those old websites would take much room, either.
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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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