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James Pisano
Attended ITT Technical Institute
Lives in Elk Grove, CA
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So the PETA types, and #DeCommio would rather these horses be destroyed than worked? That's the alternative. No one will take care of all of them at a loss. No one.

It's NYC, for Pete's sake! Everything there is regulated to within an inch of it's life, including the horses!
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One of the most despicable aspects of governance of man by man is cronyism. Friedman had it right in his last sentence; Government should be a referee, not an active player.

Sadly, politicians invariably find power an insatiable addiction once they taste it, and they also find that, with that power, they are able to become very wealthy. When the ethical foundation of a politician is compromised they become a conduit for cronyism, and their power ceases to be wielded in the name of fair governance. Instead, a cronyist politician will empower their friends, punish their enemies and promote the causes that provide for the greatest return for them, often at the expense of the citizenry.

Term limits may not be a perfect solution for this problem, but it would ensure that those who create flawed legislation would at least consider the impacts of that legislation on their lives as they return to civilian life at the end of their limit.

H/T: +Florence Johnson 
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I leave in June. Still have eight weeks left on my current tour. 
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The biggest problem with the coming education bubble is that the reality soon to dawn on our latest generation of "adults", a realization that has become all too real for many of the in-between generation, is bleak, and can only get worse. Secondary education has become less and less worth the "investment", so much so that even the purveyors of said product are being downgraded in terms of bond status.

The very idea that a university could carry a "junk" bond status, 20 years ago, was laughable. Today? Because the secondary education business model is increasingly a losing bet, bond raters are skeptical, and the result is increasing demand for Federal support, increased tuitions, or, more likely, both. 
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Seems legit... 
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The sign doesn't say who gets the 6 figure income.  Maybe if it's successful in signing up enough marks, the sign owner will actually achieve it. :-)
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The goal should be individual satisfaction and prosperity. We, sadly, have gone about indoctrinating our previous two generations into thinking that the only way to achieve these goals is to complete a degree.

Now we're left with entire swathes of traditionally strong American industries with unsatisfactory skilled labor participants and a large number of our young population completing degrees but not finding work, and starting adult life under considerable debt burdens.

Perhaps it is time to reconsider academia, study our roots as a society, and work toward reinvigorating the skilled trades in America, and get back to work.
 
Mike Rowe is spot on! SHARE if you agree! #tbt

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Reconsider academia? But if kids don't submit themselves to 4 years of heavy indoctrination in college, how will the Left brainwash people to believe that they NEED Big Government?

Oh wait, that's what Common Core is for. Never mind.
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British society, everyone. They're so much more evolved, after all. So much so that they've found the 15th century all over again!
 
She cannot be identified for legal reasons and lives with her own 27-year-old mum, one of the UK’s youngest grans, in North London.
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Because, without #bacon , #space  is #irrelevant.

H/T: +Chris Kim A and +Richard Martin 
 
I'm calling shenanigans. I don't see any Tang!
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When the market for home ownership is irreparably damaged by the policies of cronyism and predictable failure the only refuge for those looking for shelter is to rent that shelter. Supply does not grow as quickly as demand in the economy Congress and the crony corporatists created for America. The end result is pocketbook pain and less disposable income.

I'm making an active choice not to purchase a home when I move to Virginia this summer, and the primary driver of that choice, aside from my expecting the stay to be temporary, is that I am not confident the "fixes" Dodd/Frank forced on the financial and mortgage markets will actually prevent another bubble. Many think it will cause another bubble, and we're seeing the beginning of it now on the balance sheets of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

I do not want to have capital in that market when the bottom falls out. I can't see why anyone would.
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A project that is going to be resumed shortly, +Michael Velik, now that the snow is gone.
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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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Elk Grove, CA
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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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I proudly serve as a US Coast Guard Chief Electronics Technician. I've spent 15 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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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.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year 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 - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 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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