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This young man explains the difference between Hillary Clinton, corporate Democrat trying to sound like Elizabeth Warren vs. Bernie Sanders, democratic socialist and independent progressive. And he does a great job! Must watch! #FeelTheBern   #Bernie2016
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Celebrate the 4th of July Bernie Sanders style!
Not the president we deserve, but the president we NEED!


#Murica   #FeelTheBern   #4thofJuly   #IndependenceDay   #July4th   #Bernie2016  
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Pope Francis: We have created new idols. They worship of the golden calf of old has found a new and heartless image in the cult of money and dictatorship of an economy which is faceless and lacking any truly human goal.

#Quote   #PopeFrancis   #Greed  
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"That's a moment worth savoring." —President Obama: http://go.wh.gov/LoveWins #LoveWins
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I'm just watching an episode of one of my favourite TV shows, Castle, and something Richard Castle says to his daughter Alexis got me thinking.

You see, I'm in a pretty good section of my life right now. I have two absolutely amazing daughters who make me very proud. I have an intelligent and beautiful wife, a job that pays the mortgage and is fun at the same time. I have (almost) everything I'd wish for (isn't there always something else and isn't that what makes life fun?), but it wasn't always like that.

I've been through bad times too. Actually there was a time when I could've been called the black sheep in the family. When I look back at those times I often think how different my current life could be if I hadn't made those mistakes. And then, watching TV, this quote by Richard Castle comes along:

"One day you'll look back and you'll realise that every experience you ever had, every seeming mistake or blind alley was actually a straight line to who you were meant to be." ~ Richard Castle

Maybe this is not the deepest thought I've ever heard, but it gives me a sense of content, of belonging. Maybe if I had done only one thing differently in my past life, maybe even one of those decisions I'm least proud of, I might not have those two wonderful daughters now whom I love more than life itself. Maybe I wouldn't be with that wonderful wife who drives me mad at least once a day. Maybe my life would've turned out differently, but I doubt it'd have turned out better.

May the Plus be with you,
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Viking Philosopher in the Land of 10,000 Lakes
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38-year-old Minnesotan, proud Scandinavian American, Minnesota DFL activist, voter, secular humanist, social democrat, percussionist, drummer, music lover, moviegoer, sci-fi & fantasy geek, tech geek, RPG gamer, PC gamer, tabletop gamer, Apple fan, cosplay fan, space enthusiast, science supporter, education supporter, nature lover, & mountain biker. I am on social media a lot including Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, & Google+.
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Bachelor of Science Degree in Multimedia with a Music Minor
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  • Minnesota State University Moorhead
    Multimedia Development, 2001 - 2003
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead
    Elementary Education, 1996 - 2000
  • Northwestern College
    Graphic Design, 1994 - 1995
  • Eden Prairie High School
    1990 - 1994
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My Life as a Retail Worker: Nasty, Brutish, and Cheap
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Where Labor Day Comes from, and Where It's Headed
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$285 + $25/day charge is absolutely outrageous and greedy! Plus, it costs money to pay for a taxi if this is your only car just to go get your car! I didn't even get a phone call. I just went to my apartment's parking lot this morning to go to work and my car was gone. I found out my car was towed by calling the phone number on the sign in the parking lot. I wasn't even sure what happened to my car. It could have been stolen for all I knew. I was towed for an expired permit from my own apartment's parking lot. I missed a whole day of work and might lose my job now, and I am not even sure how I am going to get my car back. It's bad enough that I am missing work and have the inconvenience of having my car towed, but having to pay almost $300 on top of that should be illegal. I am sure this company just loved towing my car because they get to make more money by completely screwing me over. I am just lucky I even have the money in my account. If I didn't have the money, I would be missing even more days of work until I get my next paycheck. And by then it would cost me even more money! We had them tow our car once before too. I remember it took a while just to get our car back because the person at the window completely ignored us while we waited almost a 1/2 hour just for them to even talk to us. I hate this company! I think the whole system is unfair & towing companies are just exploiting people who make mistakes and then have to pay way too much money for little mistakes. I shouldn't be towed from my own apartment's parking lot either! I live here and I was towed just for having an expired permit. They shouldn't be allowed to do that!
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
DON'T BANK WITH TCF BANK! They are a terrible bank. They sucker you in with the $50 free cash to sign up with them. But after banking with them for a few years, I ended up losing hundreds of dollars to TCF Bank due to fees, fees, and more fees! This bank was practically abandoned every time I went in. They have horrible customer service. I am proud to say that I have closed my account with them & have moved on to someone else! Also, don't bank with Wells Fargo either. They're just as bad (but at least they have better customer service and pretend to care about you). If you bank with TCF Bank in Stillwater, at least use the one inside of Cub Foods. The one inside Cub Foods is much better. If you are looking for a bank, try a credit union or a small, local community bank. You will be glad you did!
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Worst customer service ever! Wal-Mart has really gone downhill I'm sorry to say. The physical store itself is nice because it's a big Supercenter with a large selection including a full grocery and other mini-stores such as a Subway inside it. But unfortunately the service is so horrible that I'd rather shop at smaller stores with good service than one big store with horrible customer service. The workers are untrained, unfriendly, unhelpful, uncaring, slow, incompetent, and the store is understaffed. It took 3 employees 30 minutes to have 2 money orders printed at customer service. All they said was sorry. They have 30 registers but only about 2 are open at a time. The store is dusty and dirty. The shelves are never stocked. The shopping carts are horrible. The managers are incompetent. I applied there once, had 4 interviews, and each time they kept asking me, "What are you applying for again? Who are you supposed to meet again?" The people there don't know what they are doing and have a bad attitude. And good luck getting your questions answered when you call. They put you on hold, transfer you, you go back to the same person, they transfer you again, then you get disconnected. I'd rather shop somewhere else so I can get decent service with a smile. Saving a few dollars is not worth it if the service is that bad. I live in Stillwater and used to shop at this store all the time when I first moved here. It could be a decent store if they hired all new people, actually trained in their workers, kept their store clean and stocked, and cared more about providing good customer service. Make your customers happy so they will come back Wal-Mart! It's sad that today it seems like money is the bottom line. When all that matters is the price, quality goes down, employees get mistreated, and customers end up with a "you're on your own" service.
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Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago