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Gregg Bloom
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Attended California Polytechnic State University
Lives in Bothell, Washington
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The realization that teens watching Nirvana in this week's react video (TEENS REACT TO NIRVANA) is much like me watching The Beatles when I was that age is troubling...
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Bossy == Bully

I'm dumbfounded that otherwise smart people don't get this.

From the linked site: 'When a little boy asserts himself, he's called a “leader.” Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded “bossy.” '

That's complete nonsense. Asserting leadership skills is a good thing regardless of gender. Being bossy is not a leadership skill, it's a bullying trait that works against inspirational leadership. It should not be encouraged in girls. It should not be encouraged in boys. It should not be encouraged. Period. Full stop.

When my son bullies my daughter by being bossy, we tell him to stop being bossy and we work on behavior modification, teaching him to actually lead. We will do the same thing for our daughter if she shows this trait.

#Bossy     #bossybad     #banbossy    #banbullying  
 
http://banbossy.com/

Quelle belle initiative. Faisons tous notre part.
What a great initiative. Let's all do our part.
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It's a fine line, and a distinction hard for a toddler to understand. When I tell her what to do, and insist that she does it, am I being a bully? Or am I being bossy? Or am I being a leader? How is she supposed to grasp the finer points if sometimes I can't even figure it out?
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Okay, here's an analogy. Tell me if and where it breaks down...

The TSA randomly selecting suitcases to open, sift through, and search, would be like the FBI randomly selecting a house to open and search.

We wouldn't put up with the FBI doing this. Why do we put up with the TSA doing this? And if we don't want to put up with it any longer, what's the best way to get this policy changed?
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If someone brings their bag to my house, I have every right to request to see its contents. If they don't like it..they can not come to my house (and rightly think I'm an arsehole for the request in the first place, considering it's just a house and not an important place of security)
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More photos from Rome. The 3rd was a shorter day, photo-wise.
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Rome is awesome!
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Ha, all good, you?  I forgot rcpt to:
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Well I'm sure that this will be making the rounds today.

I had a good hard laugh at Obama's reaction in the very last scene. I'm a big fan of Galifianakis's super-dry wit.

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/18e820ec3f/between-two-ferns-with-zach-galifianakis-president-barack-obama
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For the record, when my son starts to command his little sister around, we tell him to stop being so bossy. There's no gender double standard in this home.
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I understand that bossy has negative connotations. I'm just thinking about how Emily wants to boss everyone around on the playground. And it's FINE if everyone else agrees to allow her to be the leader in that particular game or whatever. It's NOT fine when she pushes and screams or throws tantrums when others don't want to be bossed around, or if she doesn't then allow others to take turns being the leaders. Personally, I don't like people who think they can tell me what to do, whether they're my family, my boss, or government. But that's just because I like to be the boss. :)
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A head-explodingly beautiful journey...
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Dude. Giuseppe was apparently in Ethiopia. But it looks like you managed to have a good time. I love Rome! Check in when you come this way next time.
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Day 5 and 6 complete. The 30-second wall sit, which I did after traveling for 23 hours, was a lot harder than I expected. And today's first 22-rep squats also was tough.

I'm not sure I'm going to be able to make it all the way through...
 
Squats / 30-Day Challenge
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Just stick with it and you might surprise yourself
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Education
  • California Polytechnic State University
    Management Information Systems, 1991 - 1995
  • Canyon High School, Anaheim, CA
    1986 - 2000
  • University of California, Irvine
    1992 - 1992
  • San José State University
    1996 - 1996
  • Cheshire High School, Cheshire, CT
    1986 - 1991
  • California Polytechnic State University
    Master of Business Administration, 1998 - 2000
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Program Management/Consulting/Technical Solutions
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  • Google
    Google Apps Deployment Engineer, 2006 - present
  • Bay Federal Credit Union
  • Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
  • Apple Computer
  • Pacific Telesis Video Services
  • Surveyor Corp.
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Bothell, Washington
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Woodinville, Washington - Cheshire, Connecticut - Anaheim, California - San Luis Obispo, California - San Francisco, California - Boulder Creek, California - Brookdale, California - San Jose, California - Sunnyvale, California - Boulder Creek, California - Milpitas, California - Atascadero, California - Attleboro, Massachusetts - Niles, Illinois - Bloomington, Indiana
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I thought my sausages and eggplant were just okay. It was good enough and reasonably enough priced that I'd go back and try something else as well. I anticipate that I'd have a more enjoyable meal with a pizza or something like that. When and if I do, I'll adjust my rating. Today I went with something that was risky for me and it didn't pan out.
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We drove to Leavenworth in part to visit Wooly Bully. Turns out the place shut down circa 2011, according to its former neighbors. Bummer.
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reviewed a month ago
Fiumicino does the best they can to make your experience as confusing as possible. If there is a traditional way of doing something, a way that works in other locations, they will _avoid_ that practice here. Flying international to the U.S. (or Israel)? You have to go to terminal 3 to catch the occasional and overcrowded shuttle to terminal 5, 1km away, for processing. Once you've been processed, you get to take another (better) shuttle back to the secure area of terminal 3, where the food options are awful, the entire gate smelled like someone let the bad smoke out of the electronics, and the restroom stalls are used nearly exclusively for smoking (oh, my asthma!). Arriving and have a hotel that provides a shuttle? Good luck finding it on your own if you use the signs. What they don't tell you is that shuttles are over by the bus station, past all the unlicensed taxi drivers that will accost you beforehand. Hands down, this airport is at least as bad as Washington Dulles.
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This restaurant is the tastiest Indian food I've ever had, which is saying quite a bit for someone who has had Indian food in the four corners of the United States and also all over London. Don't know how it compared to Indian food in India, though. The Saag, Korma, Butter Chicken, Kabuli Naan... You can't go wrong here.
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This place is worth the walk. All the good things people say about this place are true. I especially enjoyed the fig gelato...
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So far, I haven't actually had to pay for Regiment's services because they provided me with a free consultation over the phone which gave me the knowledge I needed to perform a competent inspection of my own. The results of the inspection were that there's very little Regiment can do for me due to my pests (scavenger carpenter ants) only being inside my home and not around the perimeter. If they were around the perimeter, Regiment would be happy to come out and do a full perimeter spray (for about $250 given the ~1700 sq. ft. footprint of my home), but they're only willing to do it if they can confirm that it will help with the problem... These guys seem _totally_ ethical, and I'm glad I've been working with them. If I ever need to, I'll be happy to spend my money with them.
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Tasty fare, albeit more expensive than most breakfast places. $13.50 for an omelet ($16 if you can't do yolks). Their apple pancakes are definitely a speciality and better than any pancakes anywhere else, hands down. The service was great (kept the coffee cups full, got us what we needed, etc.). We've been here several times over the years and the above is consistent. OPH Bothell is one of our Go To breakfast spots in the Bothell area (supplanting Maltby Cafe after a cleanliness issue). Recently we had a frustrating issue regarding payment of our tip however the Original Pancake House's management was able to resolve the issue promptly. Well done!
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