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Dean Hoover
Works at Centurion, Inc.
Attended Hortonville High School
Lives in Mukwonago, Wisconsin USA
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The legislature of our great state of Wisconsin has decided that the next budget should no longer include around $5 million per year to support the state park system, leaving them high and dry and on their own.  Republican state senator Tom Tiffany states, "The people that utilize a service, they should pay for that service."

Yet, they also want to commit between $4-5 million for the next 20 years to very wealthy people so that they can take over a few blocks in downtown Milwaukee for a new arena and entertainment mecca.  Wonder what Senator Tom Tiffany thinks about that?

It seems people already with lots of money should get help from the state, but those who just want to enjoy the beauty of this state should just pay more to see it.

If you could invest $4-5 million every year, which would you prefer the money to go to?  More importantly, instead of replying to my G+ post, let your state representative know your answer.
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We need a sense of the oneness of the 7 billion human beings alive today. When I meet people, I don't think about being different from them, about being Tibetan, Buddhist or even the Dalai Lama. I only think about being a human being. We all share the potential for positive and negative emotions, yet one of our special qualities is our human mind, our intelligence. If we use it well we'll be successful and happy.
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Doctors, like police, have a very high standard to meet.  Not an impossible one, however.  If you don't care about the people you have to serve as part of your job, then don't serve.
Doctors at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Tomah hand out so many narcotic painkillers that some veterans have taken to calling the place “Candy Land.”
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Today, Scotland is literally voting for independence. Something that we have treasured for 238 years. No matter what happens, Scotland voters should feel proud that today they are truly shaping their future.
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If you are using just a name, or a name and some numbers, as a password, it is very easy for a hacker to find out what that password is.  Using your name and/or a birthday is child's play to them.

* Use a combination of upper and lower-case letters, numbers, and special characters.
* Use words that you see in passing (e.g. eagle and dust), then stick numbers and/or characters at the ends, in the middle, or part of the word (e@gle*du$t).
* Password length should be between 8-12 characters - the longer the better.
Apple confirmed that hackers did not enter celebrity accounts through a security breach of its systems. The criminals used a targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions.
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I've had two Android phones that have the latest Lollipop update. One of the changes in this update is it lists the carrier name on the upper left corner of the phone, in the notification bar.

I'm glad they did that. It reminds me who I have to pay every month, and if it's one area where useless information should be placed, it's the notification bar.

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It's so they can be more like iOS -__-
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If I could invent something, I would find a way to make bacon the same size as it leaves the skillet as it is when it goes in.
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After noticing the huge crowds that gathered around all the businesses that were open this Thanksgiving between Appleton and Milwaukee on our way home, it seems that Thanksgiving Day has taken over a new and, in my opinion, unfortunate turn.

I guess Thanksgiving is now a place where you should get together with friends and family for just a couple hours now, then rush off to get stuff that you might want, but probably not need, because you might save a few bucks.  I mean, they're going to be open anyways, right?

Huge retailer stores have decided to care about their workers so much that they are willing to pay them 1 1/2 times their normal minimum wage so that they can be open while those that didn't have to work can line up and pay homage to those who did on this glorious holiday that represents two unique cultures meeting in peace and thanks.

I guess the two cultures part is still appropriate.... the have and the have nots.  All the capitalists should be thankful..... they win again!
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Miller Brewing is owned by a company in South Africa, Budweiser is actually owned by a Belgium company, and now Pabst got bought by a Russian company. Doesn't anyone else feel there is something inherently wrong with this?
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Yes it is. Did not hear about Pabst. 
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Brewers, Brewers, ‪#‎Brewers‬...... it seems obvious that the west coast sea air does not agree with you. Thank goodness you have the next week or so in the land of beer and brats (Chicago calls them sausages). Make it work and get back on top of the division!
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Corporations have no incentive to do what's right except if it makes them a profit. CEOs and the Board of Directors are told that their job is to take care of the shareholders. Time and time again, history has shown that if a company can make a profit while poisoning the river, turning a cornfield into a dustbowl, or move lower class citizens in order to build more for those who can pay, they will.

The government is supposed to stop that from happening, but if corporations are willing participants to how government works, a government "for the people" no longer exists. Corporations can't be people because they cannot feel. They don't live; they simply exist. The money corporations might have is not based on its sweat and tears, but rather the sweat and tears of others.

In my opinion, unions have gotten too powerful, but in their day they served a very important purpose - to reign in the power of corporations and businesses who were basically using them for cheap labor with no rights. 40 hour work weeks, vacation time, pensions, safe working conditions..... those are all based on union contracts. And for a long time, it was those contracts who helped make US companies the pride of the world. When employees felt safe in the workplace, they had pride in making a better product.

The government's power is always best served when the people are in control. We are losing that power to those without feelings, without heart, without a soul. And the people in charge of them? Well, they're not exactly looking out for you, but they'll get to visit with your representative long before you ever will.

But only if you let them.
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Network/Server Administrator
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  • Centurion, Inc.
    Network Administrator, 1989 - present
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Mukwonago, Wisconsin USA
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Married for almost 25 years.  Have beautiful daughter who is making something out of herself by working hard and going to college.  Best friends one could ask for.
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Trustee for the Milwaukee Repeater Club (http://www.mrc91.org)
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  • Hortonville High School
    1981 - 1985
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Went to see Exodus in 4D while on vacation. Liked the 4D theater a lot. A bit too expensive to do often, but worth it every once and a while. Popcorn was horrible - don't know what brand they use, but almost all of it was small and hard to eat. Overall, service was good.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
My wife and I went to this place as part of her company's Christmas party. There is an area upstairs for larger gatherings. The service was outstanding. Each person working there was caring, courteous, and made sure all of us where well served. Hors d'oeuvres were outstanding, and didn't last very long. My wife had the porterhouse, and I had the bone-in ribeye. The steaks were done perfectly, but the au jus was overflavored with Worcestershire Sauce, and since it was poured over the steak, we had no choice but to taste it. If it's possible, next time we'll ask for it on the side. The asparagus was perfectly done, the crab macaroni and cheese was decent, and the half-cut huge potato was overdone and dry. They had no shortage of patrons downstairs, so I would like to think we'll try it again sometime.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
My wife and I went there on a late Sunday afternoon. Restaurant was not busy, and we were seated right away. Server told us a little about their menu, and suggested a sangrea drink, which turned out to be a nice choice for a hot afternoon. For tapas dishes, we had the grilled asparagus, pepper-infused deviled eggs, and calamari with garlic and herbs. All were good, but the calamari was outstanding. For dinner we had the seafood paella for two. Everything was cooked perfectly, but they told us to expect the bottom of the skillet to be burnt on purpose (to add another layer of flavor), but it wasn't. Didn't bother us because the dish was still real good; I suppose someone who expected the dish to be right would be upset. Overall, we thought they did a good job, and would try it again if we found ourselves in that area again. UPDATE: I have changed my rating from 4 stars to 1 star. The food or service didn't change, but they overcharged by credit card by $30. When I disputed the charge, Espana Tapas House sent a fake receipt that didn't include my signature. I'm not saying don't go there; just make sure you keep your copy of the receipt until the credit card bill comes in.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
We were blessed that they opened a little earlier than expected, and during our one weekend getaway there to Memphis. The whole tour was fantastic. They were still working on a couple projects before the main opening, so I can only assume that it will be even better soon. Got to see it!
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Great food, even better service. If they have the polish sausage and authentic potato salad, we highly recommend it.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Visitors from Wisconsin, who wanted to enjoy some real seafood, and were very happy with Murphy's. Been there twice while here, and both times the food and service has been exceptional. Raw oysters were good sized and fresh. Also enjoyed the buffalo wings (mild and teriacki), gator bites, clam strips, shrimp cocktail, and the "Whaler". At our first visit, Jo was our bartender/server, and she made us feel right at home. It was an absolute pleasure, and look forward to stopping by again next time around.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
All I can say is WOW! If you ever want to learn something about American history, this is where you need to go! Very powerful artifacts, and the speakers take pride in teaching you. I cannot recommend this place enough!
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