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James Pisano
Attended ITT Technical Institute
Lives in Suffolk, VA
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Situations where HVAC experience and liquid metals can solve your problems...
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Science competes with the modern attention span.
Basketball Earth. (alt-text). How many points do you get for dunking every basketball in existence at once? |< · < ? > >|. xkcd updates every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Archive · Store · What If? About.
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Loretta Lynch has openly admitted to the Senate that she has no intention of upholding the rule of law. Jeb supporting her confirmation disqualifies him for the senior most law enforcement position in the United States. 
Jeb Bush says that the Senate should confirm the nomination of Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama’s choice for attorney general. A number of Senate Republicans oppose her nomination. “I think presidents have the right to pick their team,” Bush said, according to reports of his stop at the “Politics and Pie” forum in...
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Screw him, hope the Republicans tell him exactly that.
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Your Liberty, as expressed through effort and time traded for currency, belongs to these ideologues as long as you allow them to abuse you. They will take all you allow as long as they are able to control the regulatory levers governing how you're allowed to maintain your Liberty.

Thank you for the post, +Mo B.
 
#whyimnotvotingforhillary  more of this lunacy that your money doesn't belong to you. #taxandspend  to infinity and beyond!
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Yeah; remember they already accessed MILLIONS of accounts by accident for ObamaCare...part of the fine print...
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The Coast Guard community in Portsmouth, and the Greater Hampton Roads area, is significant. I consider it an honor to serve here, and I see this area as a wellspring of Patriotism and Honor in Service.

It is no mistake the Coast Guard considers Portsmouth one of her homes! 
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+Daniel Bongino​​​ nails it on the first pitch of the game. The first segment of this podcast is especially cogent.

Every Government interaction with the citizenry is an expression of force. Any time the Government voluntarily absolves itself of power it would otherwise have as a result of the citizenry ceding that power to Government, the citizenry should applaud.

Instead, the Left is vehemently protesting recent Religious Freedom Restoration Acts among the States, painting these returns of power of force over speech as state sanctioned authority to discriminate.

A friend of mine said something recently that may or may not have been public, but it was profound; branding is speech, and thus, protected by the First Amendment. If I run a craft store and I have a religious belief that holds witchcraft as a sin it is my right to refuse to craft a product for a customer that wishes me to craft an icon for witchcraft. My refusal to craft such a product would be pursuant to my protection of my brand. The patron is more than welcome to purchase something I've crafted for stock and display; this purchase would specifically be protected by several Federal statutes. The use of Government force to require me to craft something my religion bars me from crafting is specifically prohibited by the Constitution, however. RFRAs reinforce this fact, and yet they're reviled.

I think, instead of apologizing, Conservatives should argue that the Left's entire purpose in dissenting this is to use Government force to prohibit free speech and expression they disagree with, regardless of whether or not that speech is complimentary or inflammatory. The stance is indefensible. 
On Monday's Mark Levin Show: Dan Bongino of WMAL in Washington, D.C. guest hosts for Mark. Republicans need to stop apologizing for the way they're portrayed by Democrats and the liberal media. The GOP is always on the defensive and get pigeon-holed into little arguments rather than addressing ...
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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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Governments do not seek the aid of corporations to stymie competition.

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"I can't fathom how Nicholas Nassim Taleb concludes otherwise." http://j.mp/1ONQQPH
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+James Pisano common sense isn't common anymore. It's why we have Democrats that think they're patriotic when they demand the rich pay higher taxes. 
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The false narrative is partially to blame for the man made drought impacting the residents of California. Do not allow yourself be lied to, and do not allow the liars to benefit from their deception, California. You have been abused by the radical environmental interests for decades. When will enough be enough?
 
This is a textbook example of how the media perpetuates a false narrative based on a phony statistic. Farmers do not use 80 percent of California’s water. In reality, 50 percent of the water that is captured by the state’s dams, reservoirs, aqueducts, and other infrastructure is diverted for environmental causes. Farmers, in fact, use 40 percent of the water supply. Environmentalists have manufactured the 80 percent statistic by deliberately excluding environmental diversions from their calculations.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/416918/no-farmers-dont-use-80-percent-californias-water-devin-nunes?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=552d879004d3013f0b000001&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter
The statistic is manufactured by environmentalists to distract from the incredible damage their policies have caused.
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I'm just saying, I think your ire shouldn't be divided between the Left and the farmers the Left are attacking, and have used as the primary enemy of the State's water resources since the 60s.
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Someday, tolerance and acceptance will be universal.
Stop the hate.
"I hope that one day, progressives will to learn how to accept people different from themselves."
 
Someday, tolerance and acceptance will be universal
Stop the hate.
I hope that one day, progressives will to learn how to accept people different from themselves.
The Left started the culture war, won it, and now roams the countryside shooting the wounded. Getting same-sex marriage legalized now appears to have been just a beginning for progressives, not the goal that many libertarians and conservatives had assumed. With SSM accepted in more states every year and the Supreme Court considering if it should be a right in…
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I think there is a general misunderstanding of support for free speech, up to and including hate speech. Many see the one as a necessity, but forget that it necessarily must include the other.

Of course, there is no reason why hate speech must be supported; protection of a right does not imply support for abuse of the right. 
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Some give all they have for Liberty. Some are too distracted to recognize what Liberty really means.
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No. There is no illusion here. This is not entertaining. Regardless how much more important it is. 
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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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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 - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 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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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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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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