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James Pisano
Attended ITT Technical Institute
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This needs to gain some traction. Government leaning on sovereign individuals compresses and confounds Liberty. Creative and innovative ways to confound and restrict Governmental overreach, especially in instances where Federal regulations, created without consent of the governed, prevent sovereign individuals from exercising their individual Liberty, result in no obvious or realistic recourse on the part of the individual.

Government insulates itself from your ability to prevent their rolling you over. This is much more difficult when citizens band together to protect themselves from their servant Government. Sadly, the time for this form of protest has come. 
Civil disobedience over victimless crimes may be encouraged under an idea by author Charles Murray....
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There is a very good reason your municipality is neglecting the currently fielded transit systems throughout America while building municipal rail, at over $200M/mile.

Politicians are not remembered for their proper stewardship of the sustainment life cycle of anything. Creating something new, especially if that something new has matching funds from the Federal Government, means more, politically, than being an effective and efficient steward of the public trust.

Why should we continue to deploy municipal rail lines, costing localities, States and every tax payer over $200M/mile, to accomplish what busses can accomplish more effectively, both in terms of cost per passenger and flexibility of response to infrastructure casualty, at less than a tenth of the cost?

Perhaps it is time to require our public servants, at all levels, to answer this question, and all other "proper stewardship" related questions, before giving them the credit card tied to the public trust.

http://www.cato.org/multimedia/daily-podcast/new-start-funding-transit-maintenance
Federal provision of "new start funding" for rail transit projects may lead local governments to spend more on shiny new projects and less on maintenance of existing transit. Randal O'Toole comments....
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Because reasons! 
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I tried it just now ,it really is good 
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Translation: California is going to give taxpayer money to oil companies to build a hydrogen infrastructure for vehicles that do not currently exist in numbers high enough to justify it.

You see, because green energy technologies are not cost effective due to low market saturation, Governments spend taxpayer funds to choose winners in industries that cannot sustain themselves without Government support. This is called cronyism, and it is the primary modus operandi for green energy schemes that cannot support themselves in an otherwise free market.
 
As reported by the L.A. Times: It's been more than a decade since former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger regularly talked about his dream of building a "hydrogen highway" that would speed fleets of non-...
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That's been my point. Without Government intrusion into the market, private industry won't pursue this unless they're either willing to work at a loss (Elon Musk comes to mind), or there is a chance of profitability. Neither is the case, so California is betting, with the public trust, that they can force this to work.

Highly inefficient, indeed. 
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Looks like its going to cost around $598 for for early adopters, or ~$700 for those who wait. Thing is, the internals are very vague. Renders don't equal horsepower. It looks awesome, but if it doesn't deliver in a convincing way there are going to be a lot of disappointed early adopters.
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Someone apparently didn't get enough Valentine's Day love!

That's bullshit! Look how fat that tuppie is! He's just tired from eating all dem treats!
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Look at him! He's spoiled! He got tired of lovin' and went to watch the neighborhood. 
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Anyone know what might prevent IRS computer system vulnerabilities causing the entire population of the United States to be at risk of identity theft?

Anyone? 
The IRS sometimes uses old software without key security patches that leave its computer systems vulnerable and could endanger taxpayers’ private information, the Government Accountability Office said Thursday.
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Great, now we've got the GAO telling us the Feds need to spend more money? How about repealing tax code so they don't NEED new computers.
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Did she send out the announcement on her personal email account? I mean, because, right now, as a private citizen, that would be appropriate...
 
Hillary Clinton Pretty Much Announces a Run For President - Speaking at the pro-abortion Emily's List 30th anniversary gala Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton all b http://ow.ly/2VsuMQ
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Really the very best that the Democratic party has to offer. So much baggage. But it is her turn I guess. She has political skill sets. She just doesn't have the governing skill sets.
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You either defend yourself, or you become part of the problem. What problem? The normalization of sexually predatory behavior, regardless of the predator's gender, and the lack of compunction to deal with it seriously, or at all.

This woman is a heroine, and her daughter is incredibly lucky to have her raising her. I wonder how this would have gone down in Detroit, or Washington DC? 
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School officials didn't want to confront or handle the problem.
The daughter followed procedure and when they failed to handle the problem, she did.
Mom reported the incident to the proper authorities.
Problem handled.
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I got tagged, so y'all'er getting tagged. #DealWithIt

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This regulation serves not one single citizen of this Nation. Your Servant Government is creating regulations with penalties as strict as if they were statutes passed by Congress. You are no longer being served by your Government when this is the way they treat you; you are a subject.

Resist, America. Let your Servant Government know they are not allowed to limit your Liberty in ANY WAY.

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In a move clearly intended by the Obama Administration to suppress the acquisition, ownership and use of AR-15s and other .223 caliber general purpose rifles, BATFE announced that it intends to ban commonplace M855 ball ammunition as “armor piercing ammunition.” The decision continues Obama’s use of his executive authority to impose gun control restrictions and bypass Congress.
In a move clearly intended by the Obama Administration to suppress the acquisition, ownership and use of AR-15s and other .223 caliber general purpose rifles, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives unexpectedly announced today that it intends to ban commonplace M855 ball ammunition as “armor piercing ammunition.” The decision continues Obama’s use of his executive authority to impose gun control restrictions to bypass Congress.
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Perhaps. Cronyism being a motive for something like this wouldn't surprise me. The behavior of the ideologues running this Executive Branch, though, make me wonder which motive is more likely. 
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Education
  • ITT Technical Institute
    Electrical Engineering, 98 - 99
    Bachelors of Science, Electrical Engineering
  • USCG Electronics Technician "A" School
    Electronics Technology, 99 - 99
  • USCG Chief Petty Officer Academy
    Leadership, Management, 14 - 14
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I proudly serve as a US Coast Guard Chief Electronics Technician. I've spent 16 years dedicating my life to the protection of the interests of the United States, its citizenry, and the Constitution, and I will continue in dedicated service until the day they tell me I am no longer allowed.

In a nutshell, I am these things, in this order:
1. Coast Guardsman
2. Husband
3. Father
4. Constitutional Conservative
5. Tech Weenie
6. Gadget Freak
7. Beer Lover
8. Travel Enthusiast
9. Gear Head
10. Pragmatist Extraordinaire
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Completed a Half-Marathon, Survived two afloat tours in Kodiak, AK
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Chief Electronics Technician
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I'm a Chief Electronics Technician, which means I'm a leader, mentor and counselor to junior members and junior officers of the Coast Guard first and foremost. Following that, I am a master electronics technician with expertise ranging from command and control and navigation systems, surface search, air search and fire control radar systems, radio communications including the entire RF spectrum, line of sight, over the horizon, satellite, and secure communications technologies. I am also a remote systems technologies specialist with working expertise in WAN to LAN integration, out of band management systems, redundant communications solutions, facilities engineering including infrastructure and redundant power solutions and communications site compliance with Motorola's R56 industry standards for Communications Site installations.
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Suffolk, VA
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Elk Grove, CA - Sacramento, CA - San Andreas, CA - Sacramento, CA - Baltimore, MD - Kodiak, AK - American Canyon, CA - Rohnert Park, CA - Alameda, CA - Fremont, CA - Kodiak, AK - Union City, CA - Sacramento, CA - Elk Grove, CA
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We go to Mahoroba monthly. I'm a HUGE fan of their pizza bun, and I also like the sausage bun. My wife likes the Kobe Cream bun so much we named our dog Kobe. I know... Its weird. I don't really understand, either, but she's Chinese, and I'm still learning, even after 10 years together, about the cultural idiosyncrasies. So far we've had three dogs named after food. Anyway, the baked goods at this joint are awesome, and everyone should get up on this!
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reviewed a year ago
Todd, the GM for the HI San Clemente, was VERY engaged with pretty much every part of my stay. I traveled on business. The network connectivity for the room I was in was excellent as far as speed, but the WIFI signal wasn't strong. It didn't impact my usage, but I was concerned about whether or not my smaller devices (phone, tablet) were going to be able to connect with their smaller antennae. No worries. Todd opened the restaurant last week. I had the pleasure of sitting at the bar and talking to him and some of his very interesting patrons last night, and let me tell you, I was very happy for the company. Todd seems genuinely thrilled to come to work. I don't know what sort of job a chain hotel GM is, but I can imagine its not very rewarding unless you get to know your guests. Todd showed he had the desire to not only engage you one on one, but also, he showed he had the "give a damn" attitude that I don't often see in my many travels. Good on ya, Todd. Your hotel was a gem and I WILL stay there again!
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
If you're a working traveler, don't stay here. The internet connection is $9.95 for one device unless you're a Gold Level Hilton Honors member, and it's very slow (<1mbps). Cell service on Verizon is poor. The room was great, but the ability to work made my stay not worth the Per Diem.
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The roll selection wasn't very wide, but the rolls were very good, and the fish was fresh. The owner looked to have been a sushi chef for a long time, and most of what he was doing was from muscle memory, a sign of a seasoned veteran of the craft. All in all, a very enjoyable experience.
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reviewed 2 years ago
This is a great place to stop for the night if you have work to do. Internet connection is fast and stable. Room is small, but its clean, and the bed is comfortable. Verizon has 4G in this area, but the connection wasn't very good. Internet connection in my room was good on wifi, and the room is wired, as well, though I would have had to have my own cable or would have been required to have a $25 deposit for a 6ft piece of CAT5e. Walking distance to Outback, a sushi place, and a bowling alley that has 40 beers on tap. Not bad!
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
The service was friendly and quick to greet. The beer is fair to middling, but the IPA shows some promise. The IPA's afterbite was heavy, but it wasn't too much of a kick in the mouth that I didn't want to drink more. The porter was brewed with barley that was over burnt, and the flavor is run over by the smoke all over the mouth. The Blueberry Ale is a joke. I don't know that I would lead a sampler with it, but DTB did. The unfiltered wheat has an alcohol content so low its report on the sampler graphic may have been the result of a messed up test (3.5%). It also had a banana flavor, which I am not sure should ever be associated with beer. The lemon wedge didn't help. The honey blonde ale is adequate, and serves as a good pairing for the fries and club wrap I had for dinner. I say fries and wrap because the side for my dinner was bigger than the main course. Nit a bad experience, but I've had better when on the road. Paso Robles isn't the smallest place I go to regularly, but the town has a small town feel, and this brewery carries that off easily.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago