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Brian Koppe
Worked at Illinois House of Representatives
Attended DePaul University
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Simple advice that too many people haven't heard. Everyone forgets a name from time to time, and it's more respectful to just admit it and move on. When you're trying to remember someone's name and hide that you forgot, you're not listening and they can tell.
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If you're on Twitter, you might want to follow http://twitter.com/FirstTimeTrek and experience one Trek newbie's entertaining and insightful journey as she watches ALL of Star Trek for the very first time and live-tweets the experience.

I read through her past tweets in just a few days when I found out about her journey, and it was a pleasure to experience TNG for the first time again through the eyes of another. 

BUT DON'T SPOIL HER! She has seen TNG so far (the series, not the movies), but has only just started TOS and went into this experience not even familiar with the title sequence voiceover! Follow her here: https://twitter.com/FirstTimeTrek
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Making me want to return to my own stalled watching of the full run! :-) 
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His name was anglicized when he immigrated, but Jaqen H'ghar was finally able to pursue his dream of owning a clothes line in America. #GameOfThrones #FacelessMen
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Treating people with respect is always a winning strategy.
 
Being nice pays off. 
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If you're on Twitter, you might want to follow http://twitter.com/FirstTimeTrek and experience one Trek newbie's entertaining and insightful journey as she watches ALL of Star Trek for the very first time and live-tweets the experience.

I read through her past tweets in just a few days when I found out about her journey, and it was a pleasure to experience TNG for the first time again through the eyes of another. 

BUT DON'T SPOIL HER! She has seen TNG so far (the series, not the movies), but has only just started TOS and went into this experience not even familiar with the title sequence voiceover! Follow her here: https://twitter.com/FirstTimeTrek
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I love Doctor Who, but I've thought Steven Moffat's writing and stories have been repetitive variations on a theme for awhile now. This was made really clear to me last night as I watched "The Bells of St. John" as I finish up my rewatch of modern Doctor Who in preparation for the 50th anniversary special. As I watched the beginning, I couldn't help but notice the very striking similarities to "Blink", which was also written by Moffat. 

"Blink" promo: http://goo.gl/tNgzJm

"The Bells of St. John" opening: http://goo.gl/FuuEc6

What are your thoughts?
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I love the moffat era and I'm not ashamed to say it. 
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  • Illinois House of Representatives
    Program Specialist, 2011 - 2013
  • Alderman Bernard L. Stone
    Field Director/Campaign Manager, 2010 - 2011
  • Illinois Democratic Coordinated Campaign
    Regional Field Director, 2010 - 2010
  • Friends of John Burros
    Campaign Manager, 2009 - 2010
  • Wheelan for Congress
    Finance Director, 2008 - 2009
  • Dan Seals for Congress
    Field Organizer, 2008 - 2008
  • Vector Marketing
    Field Sales Leader/Assistant District Manager, 2001 - 2004
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Chicago - Buffalo Grove
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Tech Enthusiast, Musician, Political Junkie
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I like to share my knowledge and help others. I am a freethinker and I generally see the world in shades of grey.

Tech Enthusiast
When I was 17, I built my first computer. Since then, I've built all my desktops and a few for my friends as well. I'm an early adopter, which means I like to try new things as they come along and test their limits. When I find a new tool I enjoy, I'm eager to share it with others and help them use it. I've been called a "great brand ambassador" by my friends and have often been told, "Somehow I figured you would have the answer."

Musician
I've performed in musical theatre and opera and played saxophone and bassoon. I studied classical voice as an undergraduate student for three years before changing focus to political science. Music is still a core component of my life, and I am always on the lookout for new and challenging artists. I'll listen to and enjoy most anything, but I acknowledge that "entertaining" is not always "good."

Political Junkie
I believe in empowering people. I began work in politics as a field organizer, recruiting volunteers and reaching out to voters one-by-one to share information about my candidate. Since then, I've organized fundraisers, managed communications, and was even asked to run for office myself. In 2011, I was recognized by the Wheeling Township Democratic Organization who awarded me the Patrick S. Botterman Leadership Award. 

I've lived in the Chicago area all my life, growing up in the suburbs and living in the city while I attended college. In high school, I had the priviledge of visiting Austria and Italy twice with our band and orchestra, and one day I hope to return. In 2008, I visited the United Kingdom and saw Hamlet at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, starring David Tennant from Doctor Who as Hamlet and Patrick Stewart from Star Trek: The Next Generation as Claudius. Yes, I'm a geek.
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Recipient 2011 Patrick S. Botterman Leadership Award
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  • DePaul University
    Political Science, 2007
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I visited Mr. B's in 2008 while visiting Bath from the United States, and was very pleased by the selection, atmosphere, and friendly staff! It's exactly the kind of bookstore I wish we had more of here in the US.
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reviewed 11 months ago
I've only ever eaten take-out, but I've always been very happy with my food from Jim Noodle & Rice!
Food: Very goodDecor: GoodService: Very good
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Friendly owners, fantastic food, large portions, and monthly wine tastings! An especially good stop for a nice lunch or a cool serving of gelato.
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reviewed 11 months ago
I've been to Rockefeller Memorial Chapel for numerous choral concerts and have always been pleased with the venue.
Appeal: Very goodFacilities: GoodService: Good
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reviewed 11 months ago
I go to the United Center for Chicago Blackhawks games. The facilities are generally clean and it has always been a pleasant experience. I've had the pleasure of attending a few games in box seats, which were comfortable with good (though expensive) service.
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