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Dan McDermott
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Lives in Bentonville, Va.
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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.
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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Bentonville, Va.
Dacca, Bangladesh - Okinawa, Japan - London, England - Brussels, Belgium - Kifisia, Greece - New Dehli, India - Monrovia, Liberia - Lynchburg, Va. - Manassas, Va. - Fairfax, Va. - Islamabad, Pakistan


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Happy to see Stephen Colbert again...but 40 minutes of "Only in Monroe" might be more than I can handle!
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Sprint Hangs Up on Throttling Policy

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Carrier to end practice of slowing video speeds as outcry overshadows promotion of phone plan
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My biggest complaint is they give their tower so much preference in roaming areas that I will have no data connection in an area that has good roaming data. Takes 5 to 20 minutes just to mess around with things enough to get it locked in if I'm lucky.
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Will he?
When deciding whether to run for office, Vice President Joe Biden has made it a practice to seek his family’s counsel. That advice has included at least two members of the Democrat’s immediate family—his sons—urging him to run for president in 2016, Biden friends and advisers say.
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Entertain  ya  like wile at a  State dinner with Middle east people asking if the meat dish was Pork and then going rant about how great pork taste.. Yes a President that goes in to offend  with out really trying .. Yrs that be  real Circus of fun.
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It's happening: "Greece officially announces bank closures for 6 days, limits on ATM transactions" - AP
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The austerity that the IMF, WTO and ECB imposed on Greece hasn't worked out. About half of the population is below the poverty line, the unemployment rate is 26% and its GDP shrunk with 30% between 2008 and 2013.

The reason why people are upset across Europe (not just in Greece but also in Spain where the economy is growing) is because the banks that cheated and lied were bailed out while people lost their jobs. And when people could no longer pay the mortgages because their incomes were slashed to save the banks, the same banks returned the favor by having people evicted, and a lot of those homes are now empty because few can afford to buy them.
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Happens. Hope they keep trying.
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Classic 'non-denial denial' from snake oil salesmen: "Whole Foods admits overcharging, blames employees and apologizes"
"Straight up, we made some mistakes," said company exec.
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Also in Cali
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Trump is right about rape. This is a report from Fusion, co-owned by Univision.

"A staggering 80 percent of Central American girls and women crossing Mexico en route to the United States are raped along the way, according to directors of migrant shelters interviewed by Fusion. That’s up from previous reports by non-profit organizations like Amnesty International that estimate the number at 60 percent."
Before they can reach the American Dream, many migrant women have to survive a Mexican nightmare.
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I'm voting for Trump.  8)
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I'm watching this CNN special on the legendary Glen Campbell now. Amazing.
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Ok...I was able to see! very touching
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"An interview with the Baltimore cop who’s revealing all the horrible things he saw on the job"

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The most interesting quote in that article is this one:

"CCTV cameras turning as soon as a suspect is close to caught."

It highlights the problem as being so much wider and clearly systematic. Not just a few bad apples but an entire system. If true, this means that the CCTV operators not only expect bad behavior as a matter of course but they also facilitate it and aid those doing it.
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