Profile

Cover photo
Brian D
Works at Starfleet Headquarters
2,499 followers|4,223,380 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube+1'sReviews

Stream

Brian D

Shared publicly  - 
 
Patriotism is caring about your country and the people in it.
6
Add a comment...

Brian D

Shared publicly  - 
 
Look what I found while cleaning my garage!
27
Pamela Zuppo's profile photoBrian D's profile photoJaedo Youn's profile photoLynn Carter's profile photo
9 comments
 
Lol, Pamela, I have a vcr, n vcr/dvd combo. I guess now I have to invest in a blue ray now n by the time I get one of those they will be shown as holograms. Lol 
Add a comment...

Brian D

Shared publicly  - 
 
Ringtwing loonies will probably freak out over this and say this is government overeach, as they would rather Medical corporations control what we do and don't do about antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This is a serious issue that needs more government scrutiny. I'm glad Obama has addressed this. 
Obama Administration plans to take stance on the growing problem of superbugs. The White House will reveal strategies to reduce the problems of superbugs.
15
Mark Durham's profile photoBrian D's profile photo
2 comments
Brian D
+
1
2
1
 
+Mark Durham the picture is misleading, the article is mainly about antibiotics creating superbugs, and what the administration plans to do about it. I'm just glad that somebody is doing something about it, because all I ever hear is the concerns over the new creation of superbugs, but no actual information on what's going to be done.
Add a comment...

Brian D

Shared publicly  - 
 
The Daily Show’s “Senior Muslim Correspondent” Aasif Mandvi was the speaker at this year’s Radio and Television Correspondents Association dinner.
10
Add a comment...

Brian D

Shared publicly  - 
 
The war on the 99%.
Conservatives are fighting a war on poverty, which really means a war on poor people -- and a defense of the rich
15
4
Jack Malchow's profile photoTimothy Crawford's profile photoKevin Fitzgerald's profile photoJames Lovette-Black's profile photo
3 comments
 
Apparently, JESUS never DID have a problem (with these people), and DOES NOT have one today either.  Or so the evidence says....

In his time, he interfaced with, and wined & dined with, some pretty high up people, in a society that was organized into several distinct classes.  

And the fact that these people exist today, and use him to justify themselves, and are so well insulated from problems, worries, poverty, and trouble, and are given SO much power.... 

MEANS THAT: 
They are 100.0000000% right.  He made them!  He approves of them!  
And of course, they were appointed to their roles by Divine MIGHT and Intervention.   Do you REALLY think ant of these turkeys could have made it on their own without SOME kind of help? 
"Blessed be the Lord.  For He looks after his Chosen People.  Alleluia"  

One must, of course, follow the evidence.  Even these people are not that stupid, that they do not know they could not have come so far on their own. 

Yes, Their God DOES indeed love them.  And has given them dominion over us.  Blessed be the Name of The Lord.  

Of course, us atheists, who know a bit about statistics, know they are merely outliers on the fringes of the normal curve.  But explaining that takes too much time.  Besides, those clowns would not understand or believe. 

It is the same for ISIS.  Allah, has clearly chosen them.  And they have already won.  They have mutated our society, turned us into paranoid psychotic cowards, destroyed our freedoms  (Patriot Act, Bill C51, etc.), and cost us TRILLIONS that we could have used for better purposes.   They have won.  All that is needed, is our formal surrender.  
Add a comment...

Brian D

Shared publicly  - 
 
This was a great response. When asked about the character being gay, and how the author knew, she replied: "Maybe because gay people just look like... people?"
44
4
Valkyrie's profile photoJames Lovette-Black's profile photoBrian “Tiger Weedz” Smith's profile photoPaige Udhus's profile photo
7 comments
Brian D
 
Again, it doesn't matter. She just decided it sometime. Nobody assumed anything about why it means so much to you. I simply don't think it matters. I remember having a debate in high school about whether or not Morrissey was gay. My view was, and is, i could care less, he's amazing.
Add a comment...

Brian D

Shared publicly  - 
44
9
Josh Nunya's profile photoD J Austin's profile photoadrian gustings's profile photoMichael “dezo424” Dezotell's profile photo
6 comments
Brian D
+
3
4
3
 
+Alex Childress you can on an episode of TNG. ;-)
Add a comment...
In his circles
2,186 people
Have him in circles
2,499 people
jack hunt's profile photo
Mamy Shimomatsu's profile photo
Max Krueger's profile photo
Animation Movies's profile photo
Rick Kimmel's profile photo
ALI RAZA's profile photo
Sarah zBleuMoon's profile photo
Payal Shah's profile photo
Michael Ford's profile photo

Brian D

Shared publicly  - 
 
Cool, I actually found the manual to my oven. :-D Though this manual is kind of funny and so old-school, I'm actually not kidding. I just found this today in my garage... That's how old my oven is. They don't make 'em like they used to.
16
Ed Hong's profile photoJohn Douglas Porter's profile photoTheo Fenraven's profile photoLes H's profile photo
4 comments
Les H
 
If you find the time to scan that whole thing, you'd be doing graphic designers a great favor.
Add a comment...

Brian D

Shared publicly  - 
 
Any Democrats showing softness to banks and Wall Street need to be dealt with by voting them out of office.
15
Theresa Allen's profile photoLes H's profile photo
2 comments
Les H
 
I loved Elizabeth Warren's response. 
Add a comment...

Brian D

Shared publicly  - 
 
Hey, Indiana: Go F@€| yourselves!

#stateofhate
33
2
Able P. Limanič's profile photoTheo Fenraven's profile photoValkyrie's profile photoMarc Calvert's profile photo
25 comments
 
I would expect suits to be filed. 
Add a comment...

Brian D

Shared publicly  - 
 
Hate groups grew during Obama's presidency; though it appears are currently in decline. 
Hate-group membership spiked when Obama first became president, but now it’s decreasing. Maybe things actually are getting a tad better.
14
2
Paul Pechin's profile photoArlen Tsao (曹昌倫)'s profile photoValkyrie's profile photoPositive Liberals's profile photo
4 comments
 
They exist in small groups scattered all over the United States. Due to rule of law, they have to keep a low profile. They will get vocal from time to time as we evolve because they hate change. It's too bad it is impossible to put them all in jail.
Add a comment...

Brian D

Shared publicly  - 
 
Don't bother fact checking this quote as I did, it will simply piss you off more.

Thanks +Armando Lioss​.
33
4
Darlene Wallach's profile photoMelody Polson's profile photoAlessandro Ebersol's profile photoTaosnadh Spòrsach's profile photo
18 comments
 
I refuse anything with high fructose corn syrup so many of their products are out of the question.
Add a comment...
People
In his circles
2,186 people
Have him in circles
2,499 people
jack hunt's profile photo
Mamy Shimomatsu's profile photo
Max Krueger's profile photo
Animation Movies's profile photo
Rick Kimmel's profile photo
ALI RAZA's profile photo
Sarah zBleuMoon's profile photo
Payal Shah's profile photo
Michael Ford's profile photo
Work
Skills
Writer, Photographer, Web Development, Marketing, Graphic Design
Employment
  • Starfleet Headquarters
    present
Story
Tagline
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.
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Birthday
July 29, 1973
Relationship
Married
Brian D's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
A pinch of baking soda for better vision?
phys.org

Bicarbonate (baking soda) makes sparkling water sparkle, causes bread to rise, absorbs odors and can be used for cleaning all sorts of stuff

A Million Ways to Die in the West (Unrated)
market.android.com

Seth MacFarlane stretches the boundaries of comedy and propriety as writer, producer, director, and actor in the Unrated version of A Millio

Senate Democrats Propose Bigger Tax Break for Vets
www.nbcconnecticut.com

Veterans who retire after at least 20 years of active duty must declare 50 percent of their military retirement pay on their state income ta

New England, parts of New York dealing with new snowstorm : News
www.stltoday.com

School children in Boston got two more snow days as the mayor called off classes for Monday and Tuesday.

Here's How We Know Global Warming Made the Blizzard Worse | WIRED
www.wired.com

New Yorkers caught the wimpy end of Juno, but the carbon charged storm chin-checked New England.

LouisCK.net | Purchase
louisck.net

LOUIS CK: Live at the Comedy Store

CONTACT
www.drmomma.org

. EMAIL: DrMomma.org@gmail.com MAILING: Peaceful Parenting P.O. Box 1302 Virginia Beach, VA 23451 .

Make Election Day a National Holiday
www.sanders.senate.gov

Election Day should be a national holiday so that everyone has the opportunity to vote.

Clash of Puppets hack n slash
market.android.com

Clash of Puppets is now MOGA Enhanced! Available at major retailers, carrier stores and online at http://www.MOGAanywhere.comHelp Charlie ge

Pennsylvania Governor Vows Shooting Suspect Will Be Caught
online.wsj.com

Eric Frein charged in deadly trooper ambush; police say they are close to finding him.

Child Services to Mom Who Did Nothing Wrong: 'Just Don't Let Your Kids P...
reason.com

Cops think letting a kid play outside, within view of the house, is a crime.

Verizon's Advanced Calling 1.0 Rolls Out Today, Enabling VoLTE And Video...
www.androidpolice.com

Verizon pre-announced its VoLTE service a few weeks ago, but now it's rolling out. Customers can finally start taking advantage of VoLTE cal

FBI investigating police officer who used Taser on 17-year-old boy
nydn.us

The FBI is investigating after a Missouri police officer stunned a 17-year-old boy into a coma with a Taser.

Google Hangouts Gets Google Voice Integration And Free VoIP Calls | Tech...
techcrunch.com

For the last few years, it has always felt like Google Voice, the company's VoIP calling solution, was on its way out. Instead, the video-ce

Harry Reid: ‘Radical’ Koch brothers ‘attempting to buy our democracy’
www.washingtontimes.com

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid resumed his attacks against the Koch brothers Monday just minutes after Congress reconvened following its

Mystery of Death Valley's 'Sailing Stones' Solved - ABC News
abcnews.go.com

The mystery of the sailing stones has been solved. For years, enormous stones have been moving across the Racetrack Playa of Death Valley Na

Guns still plague America like an incurable social disease – and Congres...
nydn.us

Guns don’t kill people. Nine-year-old girls with ponytails and pink shorts on summer vacation do.

I was just there the other night. I have shopped at Rhino Records since 1987 when they had a 2 store record store right next door to the location they are currently at. I appreciate seeing some of the older employees, who have been there for years, but mostly, there are new faces. I don't buy many hard copy albums anymore, but when I do, I always support independent record stores like Rhino Records.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I love shopping at Costco. They offer great products, have good customer service, and the prices are great; especially for fruits and vegetables. This store is good. I absolutely hate the parking lot; it's big, but they get quite a bit of traffic and it's always difficult getting in and out. So, this is a very crowded store, but it's the closest to my home.
Quality: Very GoodAppeal: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
3 reviews
Map
Map
Map
I had a terrible experience at this dental office. The dentist was unprofessional, rude, and had me sitting and waiting 3-4 hours after forgetting about me. I had to go back several times for appointments and each one was worse than the last. Once they had my money, my complaints were ignored, and their attitude was increasingly negative; and their policy is to blame the patient. The work they did is shoddy. 2 years later and I still have pain from a root canal. When I mentioned this, he said it was "all in my head." A crown was not the right size, so my bite suffered since, and they refused to schedule me an appointment with another dentist at that facility. I will never fully recover from their complete incompetence. I have spoken to several other people that felt the same way, and had a very similar experience. I would never go back to this place.
• • •
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago