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David Mantel
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Attended Montgomery College Rockville Campus
Lives in Potomac, MD (near DC)
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Given how few people easily believe me when I tell them that WW1 German U-boats not only existed, but bore an eerie resemblance to those of WW2 (a good design, which was improved upon), it would not surprise me if most people believe this 19th century SUBMARINE to be a hoax. I'm convinced it is not. Please have a look.
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Everyone whose child has ever seemed exceedingly tuned out absolutely needs to watch this!
We live in a tech-distracted world. Look around: On sidewalks, in restaurants and even in driver's seats of vehicles right next to you — they're all dominated by people looking down at, and zoned out by, their handheld devices. But kids might be the most obsessed of...
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want to build. blueprints anyone?
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TRANSFORMERS! Tables in disguise!
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In any case, I'm totally blown away... though not quite as much as the guy in the video.
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If this is accurate, people can lay off Hillary now.
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+Ml Hayes btw I did live through that mess, that's real. 
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Police being abusive IN OUR NATION'S CAPITAL. Ugh!
 
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A bystander said that the white officer did not search or arrest the African American female woman and later drove off after physically assaulting her.

Video shows the white DC officer pressing the African American woman up against car during the assault

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Video posted on Twitter by @MacandCheeks showed an unidentified male officer holding a pedestrian up
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+annie bodnar Swept her off her feet? Took her breath away?
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I'm pretty sure that denying a populous water, especially to blackmail them into submission, is not only a war crime but a violation of the landlord tenant commission. In other words I believe it must be considered a human rights violation.
 
Counter Currents, August 23, 2016 Thousands join protest camp as supporters are holding a rally in Washington D.C. on Wednesday outside of Army Corps hearing. Growing in number and spirit, the Stan…
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TODAY in the skies over the US! Recently I began saying I might get over my fear of flying very soon. So much for that!
A flight from New Orleans to Orlando was forced to make an emergency landing after part of the engine tore away from the plane mid-air. - New Zealand Herald
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+David Ripley lol yeah it's the crashing part that puts me off along with dealing with crazy tsa agents. 
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I've devised a simple and effective solution to Global Warming WITHOUT DIRTY NUKES! It does not require development of new technology, and it is remarkably inexpensive. My solution is SO simple that I strongly suspect thousands of others have already thought of it, and I cannot help but believe that others, all around the globe, are already at work to apply this solution. The bad news is that it isn't particularly pleasant.

For decades most people familiar with nuclear power have been aware of what could happen were a nuclear reactor permitted to melt down as the one at "Three Mile Island" nearly did, and the one in Fukushima eventually will were anything to interrupt the constant efforts to prevent it. Meanwhile, Fukushima continues to pollute the oceans with nuclear contaminants. My solution would not only end global warming, but might actually reduce the amount of pollution Fukushima spills out.

The solution is simple; LET FUKUSHIMA MELT DOWN!

I'm not a nuclear scientist, and I don't know that much about nuclear reactors. I only know what is generally believed, that a single nuclear melt down would, most likely, result in what amounts to a major volcanic event, very likely spilling huge amounts of ash into the upper atmosphere and bringing about something resembling the "Nuclear Winter" which most of us grew up believing would be the result of a much-more-destructive nuclear war. This "winter" which could last for years, or even decades, would block out the sun and cool down the planet such that everyone, everywhere, would be concerned with keeping warm and alive. Unfortunately our solar panel output would be drastically reduced, our foliage would also generate less oxygen, and burning fossil fuel to stay alive would be rather stupid. We would actually need the power of our nuclear reactors to produce energy.

I've never been a big fan of nuclear energy, and so naturally I consider it rather ironic that the apocalypse we are otherwise facing, one not brought about by nuclear power, may be averted entirely through the use, and even abuse, of nuclear power.

I write this knowing that nobody, anywhere, is going to like this idea, which is probably why I've never heard anyone talking about it. I realize that the mass extinctions we are already witnessing will actually get worse were my solution put into play, but I am sure of one thing; Our best bet to save many species of life on earth, including human life, may well be to bring about this nuclear winter.

Prior to posting this, I performed a simple google search to confirm my belief that I could not be the first person to think of this, and it appears I am correct. This Huffington Post article from 2011 demonstrates that an idea similar to mine, predating Fukushima, demonstrates a dirtier concept, notably one which even the author appeared doubtful regarding its practicality:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/26/nuclear-war-global-warming_n_828496.html
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It seems they cannot fix it despite all the brains involved. 
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If you watch the video closely, you will see that the cab survived with the driver, but the chassis of the truck was literally ripped out from under the cab along with the rest of the truck.
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+Paulus Priems And that expression is found on the faces of most people who discover that THEY WERE TOO CLOSE. ;-P
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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.
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I write, blog, fix computers, rescue data, teach people how to use Linux, invent stuff. I do what I can.
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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.
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  • 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.
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Potomac, MD (near DC)
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Poolesville, MD - Mahwah, NJ - Flushing, NY - Baltimore, MD - Gaithersburg, MD - Baltimore, MD - Swansea, Wales - Newcastle, England - Tel Aviv, Israel