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News show host and newspaper publisher.
  • Google Plus Week & Newspaper Publisher
    Host, 2011 - present
  • McDermott Report
    Host, 2011 - 2012
  • Warren County Report Newspaper
    Publisher, 2006 - 2012
  • Frederick County Report Newspaper
    Publisher, 2009 - 2012
  • The Lynchburg Times
    Publisher, 2010 - 2012
  • U.S. Embassy London, England
    Grunt, 1985 - 1986
  • The Washington Star
    Paper boy, 1980 - 1981
  • Randolph-Macon Academy
    Teacher then Dir. of Communications, 1990 - 1999
  • Deltek Systems
    Programmer, 1993 - 1994
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Dacca, Bangladesh - Okinawa, Japan - London, England - Brussels, Belgium - Kifisia, Greece - New Dehli, India - Monrovia, Liberia - Lynchburg, Va. - Manassas, Va. - Fairfax, Va. - Islamabad, Pakistan
Host of Google Plus Week
I'm the host of the web TV show Google Plus Week and the publisher of three newspapers in Virginia: Warren County Report, Frederick County Report and The Lynchburg Times. They have a combined readership of about 70,000.

I also host daily News & Technology shows on Google+ and YouTube Live

If you are looking for information on my studio setup click here.

I am a former teacher and director at Randolph-Macon Academy where I oversaw the school's installation of internet connectivity in every dormitory room and classroom on campus in the mid 90s. We were the first school in the nation to do so. I also founded the school's low-cost internet service R-MA OnLine.

In 1993 I left R-MA for a year to work as a database programmer and write a computer game that sold over 110,000 copies.

I am a former radio talk show host who still fills in from time to time for the noon hour on WFTR and WZRV in Front Royal.

I am the son of a U.S. foreign service officer and was born in Okinawa, Japan. I have lived in more than 20 countries, mainly in Europe, Asia and Africa.

I am a classic example of a creative person with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is a curse I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy and the greatest gift I have ever received.
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I had a cameo as "the evil print reporter" in Real Housewives of Washington, D.C. I have lived all over the world from poverty-stricken countries in between civil wars to the fanciest neighborhood on Abbey Rd. in London. I prefer something in between.
  • Fork Union Military Academy
    1983 - 1986
  • Fork Union Military Academy
    1983 - 1986
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Google Plus Week 3/27/2015
Dan won't be joining us tonight, so we're going traditional with a Hangout on Air and topics pulled from the same location. Join us (somehow) as we wrap up another Google Plus Week!
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Allen “Prisoner” Firstenberg. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Google Isn’t Giving Up on Glass, Schmidt Says

Google is sticking with its controversial Glass Internet-connected eyewear because the technology is too important to scrap, according to Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.
Google is not giving up on its controversial Internet-connected Glass eyewear because the technology is too important for the web giant.
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+Yifat Cohen مواكبة تطور الحياة ، يحتاج الى التحديث المستمر . من أجل تحقيق استمرار التفوق .

لا  وقوف . على الاطلاق .

أنا أعتقد أن التحديث المستمر ، مع مواكبة التطور في الحياة . هو أصبح قانون صحيح .

تحياتي الى جوجل .


تحياتي لك ، يفعات
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This is awesome. Pope visits Naples and pizzeria delivers pie to Pope Mobile.
Video on Today: A pizzeria owner made a very special delivery to Pope Francis this weekend in Naples, Italy, when he handed a pie to the pontiff was cruising in his popemobile.
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If it's a pie from Naples, it'll be yummy and worth it! I lived there awhile, and it's the best!
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ABC agents in Martese Johnson case did not have body cameras (they promised to use in 2013)

Believe it or not, they pledged to use cameras in Nov. 2013 but aren't yet because a 33 member panel is "studying" them and will "discuss" cameras at it's next regularly scheduled meeting in May.
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I discussed the arrest of UVA student Martese Johnson by Virginia ABC agents on the radio this morning

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So we can be subjects of these systems of social slavery through debt and die in war for these men but we can't have a couple of beers and relax on a Friday night.....Thanks for keeping it real Mr. McDermott
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Google wants you to be able to pay your bills within Gmail

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I was totally trolling Allen +Michael Mason lmao
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Internet Providers Sue to Kill Net Neutrality

USTelecom, which represents AT&T, Verizon, and other companies, filed its lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, while Alamo Broadband, a small Texas-based Internet provider, filed its suit in the U.S. appeals court based in New Orleans.
The first legal shots have been fired in the battle over Internet regulation.
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Thank you for the RARAHs the fleecing by Telecom companies whose spider webs were unchecked don't worry now it will be more obvious to tract
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Texas Senator Ted Cruz announces for President at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. today.

About Ted Cruz:
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ted cruz is going to get obamacare....this guy is such a damn puppet.....
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Incredible! This island is just three months old. (Not a typo.)
Tonga native visits three-month-old island and captures its stunning beauty.
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How would you like to get in on the ground floor of this newly constructed island? I can get you an exclusive deal at only $15/sqft.  
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Statement from Trinity Irish Pub on ABC Arrest of UVA Student Martese Johnson

The management of Trinity Irish Pub located at 1505 University Avenue on UVA's Corner wish to issue this Press Release to clarify the events of the morning of March 18, 2015 with respect to the Martese Johnson incident, which resulted in his assault and arrest by three Alcohol Beverage Control special agents.

First, Trinity is a restaurant and Irish pub which has been serving the UVA community for 7 1/2 years. Trinity is a place of public accommodation. Trinity does not nor has it ever discriminated on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin which is prohibited by Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Trinity currently employs about 130 individuals of all ages, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and color. Employees and our guests are treated with the utmost respect, not because it's required by law but because it's the way to run a successful establishment.

Because it serves alcohol to its patrons, Trinity is licensed and regulated by Virginia's Alcohol Beverage Control Board. In a college town, ensuring that underage patrons are not served alcohol is a priority. The management of Trinity have found it best to enact a strict 21 and over policy after 10pm during busy evenings for the establishment, generally Tuesday through Saturday evenings. Trinity believes this notably limits the possibility of underage students attempting to gain access to the restaurant. A 10pm timeframe is fair because it allows underage students to still dine at our restaurant for a late dinner. At 10pm, Trinity switches over to our late night food menu. Once 10pm comes, under no circumstances do we allow anyone under the age of 21 to enter the establishment. However, there are special circumstances, such as parties renting out the restaurant, when Trinity will allow underage patrons. This rule is communicated to bouncers on a repetitive basis. At 10pm, Trinity also locks up its patio furniture to assemble a barrier to form a line to the door. This gives us the best way to control the line, keep patrons safe, and most importantly, prevent underage students from sneaking in. Once 10pm comes, Trinity makes sure that each and every single person who wishes to enter the restaurant is ID'd.

Three bouncers are typically positioned at the door. Two bouncers constantly check ID's while the third controls the exit and monitors the number of patrons to ensure fire code safety. If any questions arise about ID's, the bouncers are instructed to ask one another first and if they are still unsure, a manager will assist and solve the issue. Trinity believes this structured policy enables the restaurant to create a safe environment and administer to all laws to the state of Virginia.

Prior to Tuesday evening, the management of Trinity were told by ABC agents that their establishment would be watched over closely on St. Patrick's Day because “they were Irish.” In order to ensure that they were in compliance with ABC regulations, Mr. Kevin Badke, Managing Owner of Trinity Irish Pub, was on the restaurant premises and at the front door for a good part of the evening. On or about 12:15am, he spoke with Fire Marshall officials as well as ABC agents who were positioned outside the restaurant and closer to the street on University Way.

Sometime shortly thereafter, Martese Johnson, who had been in the line described, stepped up to Mr. Badke and handed him his ID. Mr. Badke did not look at the birthdate or the photo, but he did note that the ID was from Illinois. Mr. Badke is from Illinois. Mr. Badke asked Mr. Johnson to provide the zip code on the ID. According to Mr. Badke, this is a test he frequently uses to determine if a patron is using a fake ID. If the ID doesn't belong to them, they are not familiar with some of the details on the ID. Mr. Johnson provided the wrong zip code, although it was close to the one on the license. Mr. Badke immediately responded that he could not accept it. Mr. Johnson, probably realizing the reason for the error, stated that he had moved. At this point, Mr. Badke and Mr. Johnson had a brief conversation because Mr. Badke is from the south side of Chicago, where Mr. Johnson indicated he was from. In Mr. Badke's opinion, Mr. Johnson did not appear to be intoxicated in the least. Despite the conversation, which was cordial and respectful, Mr. Badke reiterated that he could not permit him to enter. He handed Mr. Johnson his ID back and Mr. Johnson began walking in a north westerly direction up University Avenue. A few moments later, Mr. Badke heard a commotion, turned, and saw Mr. Johnson on the ground about 30 feet further up on University Avenue with ABC agents detaining him.

There have been reported comments that management of Trinity were belligerent towards Mr. Johnson or that Mr. Johnson was belligerent towards management. Those allegations are patently untrue, as the brief conversation that occurred was polite and cordial. Mr. Badke's observation was that Mr. Johnson was a disappointed patron.

There have been reports that Trinity engages or engaged, in this incident, in racial profiling in not permitting Mr. Johnson to enter. The rationale for allowing patrons to enter – being familiar with the zip code on their own license – is color, gender, race, and ethnicity-blind.

Comments made by a previous employee by the name of Dante DeVito that Trinity instructs its management to scrutinize persons of color for entry, are patently false. Mr. DeVito was employed by Trinity for six months and was terminated by management for cause. His comments are those of a disgruntled former employee and are not accurate.

Trinity has been interviewed by and is cooperating with the State Police who indicated that they are investigating the use of excessive force by the ABC officials who arrested Mr. Johnson.
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LIVE VIDEO: Google Plus Week 3/20/2015 (Please comment!)

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0:00:30  •  1) Welcome the panel, 2) radio show plug, 3) note Twitter hashtag #GooglePlusWeek

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 •  Google chairman gets called out for cutting off a woman while talking about diversity

 •  Google Makes Docs Add-Ons More Enterprise-Friendly

 •  Changes coming for Google sign-in

 •  Everything You Need To Know About The Google-Twitter Partnership

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 •  Amazon Wins Approval to Test Delivery Drones Outdoors

 •  In major reversal, New Jersey allows Tesla to sell its cars directly, without dealerships

 •  HBO, Showtime, and Sony want an Internet fast lane for TV streaming

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I want add my opition. I think +Dan McDermott is write about links to other search engines. And about role of Search company/service. WHy Facebook isn't a search company? You can't search there for something or you can't read news in Google search results as +Dan McDermott has said about Tweets' search in the past. Why Facebook don't always show first result as because it will find everything better? Why it's OK to show promoted resultes there, but not with Google? Do you think you can put ads of Google+ in Facebook promoted results?

The only good point i see in all this is that by agreeing with all this Google became the most popular Search Engine for decades from now. EU commision and FCC are making Google the one.

The only bad thing i see here is (if it's true) when Google is breaking its own ideology. It's not even about what's ideology, but the lying about it.. But maybe give better search results is not about some particular results, but more about long-term use of service. And Google think that Google is better in it. Your deal is to use best Search engine and not to find one particular Yelp review.

ps: About the fact that Google either making all of your public information accesable in the search either blocking all of it and just shows your site that contains it.. I don't know. Maybe Yelp or Facebook that manipulating with stuff that should be or shouldn't in Google's search are breaking freedom? Somehow. Why users of search can't know do they have access to that or not. When there is no clear rules. Because they're always changing.
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FREE TO READ: The Late March 2015 Warren and Frederick County, Va. Report Newspaper

Hits newsstands this weekend. Available free in its entirety NOW on the front pages of and

Have a great snowy start of Spring, 2015!
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