Profile

Cover photo
David Mantel
Works at Broad-Spectrum Activist
Attended Montgomery College Rockville Campus
Lives in Potomac, MD (near DC)
1,410 followers|1,057,773 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

David Mantel

Shared publicly  - 
 
Impeaching him is worse than keeping him, as Pence will be worse! Put all your efforts into winning the house and senate in the mid-term elections will be more fruitful!
11
1
David Mantel's profile photoMICHAEL BONILLA's profile photooli clarisse's profile photo
9 comments
 
Stand our ground:
IMPEACH HIM no matter
Finish in 2 years at same time
House and Senate get an adjustment.

We note: it was "smart" to select Pence to avoid impeachment...

The US will "deal" Pence his due.
Pence is not KGB puppet yet!
Add a comment...

David Mantel

Shared publicly  - 
20
1
David Ripley's profile photo
 
I need an explanation also.
Add a comment...

David Mantel

Shared publicly  - 
 
Peppered Straight? I suppose it is possible that that some of these idiots believe that transgender students will release their resolve of gender reassignment if the experience sufficient applications of pepper spray. Sadly, they may be right, but I don't think the punishment fits the crime.

http://www.advocate.com/transgender/2016/5/11/nc-school-board-member-encourages-students-pepper-spray-trans-classmates
1
Add a comment...

David Mantel

Shared publicly  - 
 
This is enough to cause the founding fathers rise from their graves. Prepare for the patriotic zombie apocalypse.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/washington-state-senator-erick-ericksen-bill-economic-terrorism-protests
A Republican Washington state senator who supported Donald Trump is proposing a bill that would slap an “economic terrorism” label on protest activities already prohibited by law and dramatically intensify their penalties.
7
David Mantel's profile photoJohn Walkup's profile photo
4 comments
 
+David Mantel you're thinking of the "Duggar Amendment" to the current budget proposal.
Add a comment...

David Mantel

Shared publicly  - 
 
I signed with this comment, "In light of the overwhelming evidence, there is no legitimate excuse any intelligent human being with all their senses intact to deny the reality of man-made global warming."

https://www.change.org/p/tell-trump-to-actonclimate?recruiter=2445134&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink
President-elect Trump has called climate change a Chinese hoax, vowed to dismantle America's climate and clean energy policies, and appointed climate deniers with ties to the fossil fuel industry to his transition team and Cabinet. There is too much at stake for us to stay silent. Human-caused climate...
12
David Ripley's profile photoIrene T's profile photoNobody Special's profile photo
5 comments
 
+Irene T Shortsighted.  So much for business leaders.

There are people working on ways to profitably harvest carbon from the atmosphere, as carbon is an element in many chemical processes.

I ran across another study where discarded plastic, such as from vehicles is used as a catalyst to make other products. 
Add a comment...

David Mantel

Shared publicly  - 
 
Not only did Trump fail to win the popular vote, he even failed to win the popular celebrities. I was watching the Golden Globes and saw this moment.
9
Add a comment...

Communities

27 communities

David Mantel

Shared publicly  - 
 
Please sign. I signed with this comment, "I'm speechless!"
The details horrified the nation. Over fifty Clergy members were involved. Hundreds of children were abused. Some were drugged. Some were made to wait in line, forced to watch the children in front of them be abused, knowing their turn was coming. The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s report about the...
2
Add a comment...

David Mantel

Shared publicly  - 
 
Please forgive me for citing Fox News. I admit this story is as wacky as The Onion. You may recall that Rudy Giuliani recently tried to blame the 9/11 terror attacks on Obama's administration, despite having occurred 7 years before he took office. Putting anyone so demented in charge of cyber security, is like putting Elmer J. Fudd in charge of protecting rabbits.

http://nation.foxnews.com/2017/01/12/trump-just-announced-rudy-giulianis-position
By Christian Datoc | The Daily CallerPresident-elect Donald Trump announced the addition of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to a White House team tasked with improving cyber security
10
1
Violante de Rojas's profile photoKee Hinckley's profile photoDavid C Cardillo's profile photo
3 comments
 
The infosec community is too busy laughing hysterically to comment at the moment.

Well, that, and rooting his company's servers. 
Add a comment...

David Mantel

Shared publicly  - 
 
I googled this and it appears there is an element of truth here. If trump were half as intelligent as a potato he'd realize there is no point in debating such matters.
19
David Mantel's profile photoPaula Moore's profile photoTodd Mckenney's profile photoG B's profile photo
4 comments
G B
+
2
3
2
 
Ladies and gentlemen, Our Dear Leader, the #NuclearCheeto, #ElCaudilloDelMar-A-Lago, the #VulgarTalkingYam, Donald J. #tRump (R-Ferret-Wearing-Shitgibbon). 
Add a comment...

David Mantel

Shared publicly  - 
 
Right on! 
15
David Mantel's profile photoRandy L Ellis's profile photo
9 comments
 
+David Mantel Yes. That's one of the new gender identifications. Crazy.
Add a comment...

David Mantel

Shared publicly  - 
 
Please sign. I did! This is like a "Who's Who" of bad ideas!

https://act.credoaction.com/sign/puzder

Donald Trump’s nominee for Labor Secretary, Andrew Puzder, is a longtime sexist with an utter disdain for working people – a whole lot like Trump himself.
8
1
gangigirl1's profile photo
 
Agreed and signed.
Add a comment...

David Mantel

Shared publicly  - 
 
I wasn't particularly surprised by most of these. Mostly what I found merely reinforced the already positive or already negative opinions I held regarding each Celebrity. In some cases, celebrities I barely knew but had generally positive impressions of took a sudden turn for the worse, while a very few others I had generally low opinions of were improved.

The real shocker is that, reportedly, George W. Bush ABSTAINED from voting for president. Wow!

http://www.tomorrowoman.com/culture/trump-vs-hillary/
As the US election approaches, we have taken a look at who your favorite celebs are going to vote for...
1
Denys Dmytriyenko (denix)'s profile photo
 
The article is from October 31 and is based on a ton of assumptions before the election day...
Add a comment...
Communities
27 communities
Work
Occupation
I write, blog, fix computers, rescue data, teach people how to use Linux, invent stuff. I do what I can.
Skills
My skills are my occupation. My occupation reflects my skills. I enjoy both. It is wisely written that if you enjoy your work, you'll never work a day in your life, but either I disagree somewhat, or I'm not quoting it properly.
Employment
  • Broad-Spectrum Activist
    obsessed, 1981 - present
    Making the world safe for sensitive people like myself since 1981.
  • Lyme Disease
    Consultant Extraordinaire, 2001 - present
    Let me be clear, it is nearly impossible to be consistently employed while having Lyme, unless you have a very special employer who appreciates what you do so much that you are rewarded for what you do well, when you are able to do it. I am, in a sense, my own employer. My sense of satisfaction comes from knowing I'm helping those I consider worthy, even if I might not know them very well. Environmentalists, as well as other community minded people receive extra attention. For nearly the entirety of this time I've maintained the policy that I charge no fee but ask only to be reimbursed actual expenses. In other words, If I don't love you enough to do it for free, I won't do it at all.
  • me, myself and i
    owner, 1989 - 2001
    For more than a decade I extended my lifelong hobby of taking on the toughest repairs with an all or nothing approach. I especially liked proving that supposedly non-repairable equipment could not only be made to work, cost-effectively, but often better and longer lasting than before. I accumulated quite a following, and while I never made a great deal of money at it, I accumulated a large following, many of whom continue to express interest in my projects.
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Potomac, MD (near DC)
Previously
Poolesville, MD - Mahwah, NJ - Flushing, NY - Baltimore, MD - Gaithersburg, MD - Baltimore, MD - Swansea, Wales - Newcastle, England - Tel Aviv, Israel
Story
Tagline
It wanted a "Brief" description, so I entered, "Hanes".
Introduction
I live outside Washington DC in Potomac MD.  I own TWO HOUSES;  The house I grew up in, inherited from my parents a few years ago, AND ALSO the house I purchased so that my unemployed THEN GIRLFRIEND could house her daughter near the particular school she was attending when the child's father abandoned them and left them homeless.  The disposition of this second house is unresolved as the relationship appears to be over.

In addition to G+, I have accounts on several sites including, but not limited, to LJ (LiveJournal) and Facebook.

I'm not certain that I will like G+, but after an entire thread was unceremoniously yanked out of my Facebook without recourse to appeal, I've decided that Facebook is not a responsible choice for intelligent people with anything useful to say.

PS:  I have at least one annoyance regarding G+, and I cannot believe I am alone in this regard.  It appears I am only permitted to claim to reside in one location, when in fact my home is divided between two medium size homes in two cities 30 minutes apart, namely Poolesville Maryland, which is relatively rural, and Potomac Maryland, which is relatively urban.  I can't say it is entirely convenient, but this arrangement appears to be beneficial to my failing health (Lyme Disease).  I cannot be the only person who has such a situation, even if it regards parents at one end and a significant other at the other.  I truly believe it is time that Google fix this problem.
Education
  • Montgomery College Rockville Campus
Basic Information
Gender
Decline to State
Looking for
Friends, Networking
Relationship
Single
Other names
maiden name, alternate spellings