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Diet Pepsi (FINALLY) dumping aspartame for sucralose (Splenda)

It's about time. No more headaches.
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This is hilarious. There's no evidence that Aspartam is dangerous, and if people are so concerned about their health they should stop drinking soft drinks. How about that?
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Tonight's creation: Pan Roasted Chicken w/ Rosemary, Lemon and Bacon

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Can you email me the recipe to please +Dan McDermott?
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Comcast to announce it is dropping bid to buy Time Warner Cable - Bloomberg
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Thank God!!!!!!!
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Have you heard the one about the two deputies and the baby seal?

On 04-19-2015 at approximately 1:00 AM, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were on routine patrol on Highway 1, just south of the town of Fort Bragg, California.

Sheriff’s Deputies observed a small animal moving slowly in the roadway and stopped to render aid. Due to the darkness and the dense fog the animal was very difficult to see and would have certainly been struck by a vehicle if the deputies had not stopped.

Deputies discovered the small animal was a California Sea Lion pup about thirty inches in length, weighing approximately 20 pounds and had walked about a quarter mile from the ocean. The sea lion pup had an orange tag attached to its front flipper and was extremely friendly with the deputies, rubbing against their legs for attention.

Sheriff’s Deputies contacted the Marine Mammal Center, which is based out of Sausalito, California. The Marine Mammal Center identified the sea lion pup from the flipper tag and stated that it had been released from their rehabilitation center, where it learned to interact with people.

Based on the information provided by the Sheriff’s Deputies, the Marine Mammal Center staff determined the sea lion pups health had remained stable since its release and it was not in any type of distress. At the direction of the Marine Mammal Center, the Sheriff's Deputies were asked to assist the sea lion pup back to the ocean. 

The sea lion pup was grateful to receive a ride from the Sheriff’s Deputies and climbed into the rear of the patrol vehicle. The sea lion pup was transported by the Sheriff’s Deputies and successfully released back to its natural habitat.

To report an injured or distressed marine mammal, the Marine Mammal Center can be contacted 24/7 at (415) 289-SEAL.

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I heard they played "kiss from a rose" on the radio for it. 
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Legendary Washington DC TV news anchor (since 1972!) Jim Vance looks toward retirement

He's been at WRC since 1969, anchoring for 2/3 of the time the station has existed. He and Doreen Gentzler have been number one (often by a wide margin) for an unheard of 20 years. No one is smoother, more comfortable or cooler in an anchor chair. 
The D.C. news fixture will remain on the 6 p.m. newscast until a planned retirement in 2016
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Well, this man has surely spanned eras of information. May God Bless him as he goes.
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Wow, that was fast!  Horse-thief fugitive beaten by cops gets $650,000 settlement

"Ten deputies were placed on paid leave and the FBI is conducting a civil rights investigation...As part of the settlement, the county admitted no wrongdoing..."
San Bernardino County approved a $650,000 payout Tuesday to a man who was beaten by sheriff’s deputies after he was thrown off a horse — an incident captured on video by a hovering news helicopter.
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Man, to hell with this whole "admitted no wrongdoing" clause in settlements! In this case it's pretty obvious the county did wrong in engendering a culture within it's police force that stuff like this is a viable method of doing business. 
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We had fun yesterday with some little horses!

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Topics here:    Please comment!  :-)
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The Jacquard loom ran on proprietary software. 
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David Petraeus sentenced to probation for leaking secrets, lying to FBI
The retired general was sentenced to probation after admitting that he provided highly classified journals to his biographer and lied to F.B.I. agents.
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Loretta Lynch confirmed by Senate 56-43 to be next US Attorney General

Loretta Elizabeth Lynch (born May 21, 1959) is the current United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Her current tenure as U.S. Attorney began in 2010, and she previously held the position from 1999−2001. As U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Lynch oversees federal prosecutions in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island. On November 8, 2014, President Barack Obama nominated her to succeed Eric Holder as Attorney General of the United States. On February 26, 2015 the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate confirmed her appointment in a 12–8 vote, with all Democrats of the committee in favor and three Republicans also in favor. On April 23, 2015 Lynch was confirmed as the Attorney General of the United States, being the first African-American woman to serve in this position.
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Bad news for Comcast: "FCC Staff Recommends Hearing on Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger"
FCC staff recommended that the regulatory agency designate Comcast’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable for a hearing, according to people familiar with the matter, a significant setback for the companies’ merger plans.
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via my dad:  "The Goat"

Two Arkansas good ole' boys are out hunting and, as they are walking along, they came upon a huge hole in the ground.

They approach it and are amazed at the size of it.

The first hunter says, "Wow, that's some hole, I can't even see the bottom.  I wonder how deep it is?"

The second hunter says," I don't know.  Let's throw somethin' down there, listen and see how long it takes to hit bottom."

The first hunter says, "Hey, there's an old automobile transmission over there.  Give me a hand, we'll throw it in and see."

So they pick it up and carry it over and count one, two, three and heave it in the hole.

They are standing there listening, looking over the edge, when they hear a rustling behind them. 

As they turn around, they see a goat come crashing through the underbrush, run up to the hole and, without hesitation, jump in headfirst.

While they are standing there staring at each other in amazement, peering into the hole, trying to figure out what that was all about, an old farmer saunters up.
"Say there," says the farmer, "You fellers didn't happen to see my goat around here anywhere, did you?"

The first hunter says, "Funny you should ask, but we were just standing here a minute ago and a goat came running out of the bushes doin' bout a hunnert miles an hour and jumped . . . headfirst into this here hole."

The old farmer said, "Naw, that's impossible . . .I had him chained to an old transmission."
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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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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
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.
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    1983 - 1986
  • Fork Union Military Academy
    1983 - 1986
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