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Ian Lindstrom
Attended Kankakee Community College
Lives in Virginia Beach, VA
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+TMRO is LIVE!
Lots of cool info & mind blowing stuff to make you happy about humanity.
Today they have Sam Coniglio from Cosmic Lifestyle Corporation, a company hoping to make space travel less frontier-like & turn it into a comfortable, human experience.
[http://www.tmro.tv/live/]
‪#‎TMRO‬ ‪#‎space‬
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This historic launch was the 125th (!) of a Soyuz.
The Russian Soyuz launch system is the most frequently used launch vehicle on Earth.
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Congrats +NASA!
Thanks for the lift +Roscosmos!
 
Lift off! NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly & crew launched to the International Space Station at 3:42pET for a #YearInSpace http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv
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Historic event for the #ISS​​. Launch on Friday for two astronauts spending one #YearInSpace & helping us to better prepare for a #JourneyToMars.

#ISSFan +NASA​
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What a mission!
 
Opportunity has now run an entire marathon on Mars: about 42.2 km (26.2 miles) total distance from the start of the mission, over more than ten years. Not bad for a little rover that was supposed to live only three months and drive about 1 km.

And the best part is, she's still going. Now it's time to start the victory lap.

I'm awfully proud of my little girl. <sniff>
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity completed its first Mars marathon Tuesday -- 26.219 miles (42.195 kilometers) - with a finish time of roughly 11 years and two months.
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Live the life of a cosmonaut, from wake-up routine to space food and clothing: http://goo.gl/eJx68j #space #history 
The Google Cultural Institute brings together millions of artifacts from multiple partners, with the stories that bring them to life, in a virtual museum.
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You laugh when folks say it's cold, it's hard to find food after 3am, all Governors don't go to prison, & speed limits are a thing.
And pizza.
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Be prepared to answer a million questions about Chicago…even if you’ve never been there.
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Be stoked about the possibilities of spending a #YearInSpace!
It doesn't end there (if the Govt doesn't flake on our future, that is). This is all part of learning what we need to thrive during a #JourneyToMars.
Launching at 15:42 EDT!
Space twins: Scott Kelly’s one-year space mission could yield genetic bounty | David Warmflash | March 27, 2015 | Genetic Literacy Project
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"Man was made to explore."

Moonwalker Gene Cernan talks about his experiences on Apollo, and the motivations in the 60's (with Kennedy's genius):

http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/america-tonight/articles/2015/3/21/sxdiaries-gene-cernan.html

[Image: Gene Cernan---who has some personal insight on space exploration. From the documentary "Last Man on the Moon".]
Gene Cernan wonders whether the country could ever recapture the romanticism for space exploration
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Travel back in time at Twin Lakes State Park. Visit a museum exhibit from now through April 3rd at Cedar Crest Conference Center at Twin Lakes State Park. Admission is free. - http://www.virginiaoutdoors.com/article/more/5486
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A conscious chemical machine mastering the art of living.
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I am in love with finding things out & traveling the world. Both are hobbies & my career.

I like to drink coffee & beer...& wine...& brandy.

I love to read.

I like starting political/religious discussions in any bar, leading to a run away, catastrophic melt down of friendships, alliances, & public peace. 

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'OMG!' Religion & Reason
I am atheist. Though I do think religion is interesting as a cultural phenomenon, and could be seen as art; and like art, religion <strike>is not a method to understand the world around me</strike> can help me to view & understand my emotional relationship w/ the world. 
-Religion & science are two different things:
--Religion is a set of beliefs & conclusions based on culture & faith.
--Science is a method of understanding through testable predictions & consistent observations

If you are not questioning your beliefs, then you are willfully ignorant, may be afraid to find they are incorrect, & are missing out on lots of fun. This goes for myself, which is why...

...I love my religious friends & prefer to not live in an echo chamber.
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Warning: Politics! *Gasp!*
I would consider myself libertarian, but it is more complicated than that (because economics, humans, society, & social sciences are really complicated) . 

Finding out the boundaries of society's reach & inherent human rights. I am for strong defense of individual rights.

I am extremely wary of federal & military power.

I believe I am the only entity to make decisions about what is best for me, but I'll take reasoned recommendations into consideration.
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NASA is Govt, & NASA is good...right?
Global/Govt collaboration in the sciences (especially space exploration) is extremely important in making 'frontier' bleeding edge technologies feasible for the private sector (e.g. NASA paving the way, SpaceX & others picking up the trail).

-OTOH, Government & money do not mix; it is inefficient & expensive. People will milk the cow (e.g. Boeing & all others who have overly expensive un-innovative technologies that take advantage of the payment structure of NASA Govt contracts.)
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If I don't continue with a discussion, it is because I have become too heated and/or drunk to respond in a manner satisfactory to my own quality standards. I love discussion/debate so don't let me off the hook.


It not being acceptable to speak of politics & religion in bars is destroying debate & understanding.
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I once started a physical altercation...on the topic of Jimmy Carter.
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Virginia Beach, VA
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North Chicago, IL - Bourbonnais, Il - Cedar Rapids, IA - Oxford Junction, IA
The Norfolk area doesn't have a lot to offer when it comes to restaurants, so this was a pleasant find. After three trips, they have not failed to deliver delicious food in a decent amount of time. Even when they were packed, they served us well. They also have a nice beer selection. Prices are what you'd expect for a BBQ/bar joint, which is reasonable for the food, service, & atmosphere. The upstairs has a large bar & will often have karaoke. Parking may be a pain & there may be quite a wait if it is the weekend.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
The food here was so good, the setting was nice, & staff friendly. It's nice having a small market inside for you to kill two birds with one stone. From the two visits I made, it wasn't packed (weekend lunch).
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
This place is the standard I use to judge chicken. Their sides are amazing as well, _love_ the Italian salad.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
The Hostel was great, & is the birthplace of the ever popular Wodka. Well maintained & high quality facilities; full kitchen, nice bathrooms/showers, clean beds, & great common area. The location is nice; close to a few restaurants & grocery stores, a park, a church, & a couple blocks away from the tram. During my stay (New Years) the majority of folks were younger, but I had no problem sleeping. Had a friendly atmosphere. Only negative is that the laundry facilities are located near the front desk, which is in a separate building.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
The only consistent thing I have experienced with Mojo's is cold, disappointing food & messed up orders. The first mishap I attributed to bad luck, even though we called ahead for the large order (6 people). The second time around was not any better. Though, the staff was nice & they have a stage for music on the busy weekends. I had heard such good things about Mojo's, but when it comes to food, it wasn't even close to hitting the mark.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Great beer menu & the food that I had was fantastic. The inside was spacious, dark, comfortable & classy. There is a large bar as well. The servers demonstrated competent knowledge on food pairings, particular beers, beer types, local breweries, etc. Also, on one occasion, the bartender was _extremely_ helpful (pronunciations of certain beers/foods, other places to visit, attaining a table). It made an impression. I do not recall if I ever went here on the weekend, but it was not too loud or extremely busy for my taste; about what you would expect for an average restaurant & bar.
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