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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

In no particular order, except for the first to tag me:
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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.

H/T: +Margaret Leber 
 
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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Why is it so unreasonable to expect the Government, whose power springs forth from the people, to operate within the means provided by those people?
Inflation-adjusted federal tax revenues hit a record $1,046,224,000,000 for fiscal year 2015 through January, but the federal government still ran a $194,209,000,000 deficit during that time, accordin
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Because, like the dream that was Rome, power corrupts.

I don't remember who said it, and I'm paraphrasing.
The system dies the minute a man realizes he can vote himself a raise.
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The VA Secretary doesn't run a large traditional company. There is no profit motive in the VA, nor is there a failure penalty, it seems, when obvious neglect and significant corruption are festering within the "large company".

This is why you're sitting before Congress, Mr. Secretary, being asked What have YOU done? Instead of being belligerent, and seeming like the very nerve of Congress to inspect your failings is somehow beyond the pale, perhaps you should remember who you serve, Sir, and recognize that your performance brought you to this place, in front of the People's Congress.

H/T: +Wayne Masnick 
 
"I've run a large company, sir. What have you done?" said the VA secretary to a congressman who served in both Iraq wars.
During a combative exchange at a House hearing, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald slipped up by challenging a veteran Congressman by asking, "What have you done?" McDonald directed the jab at Rep Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), who's actually the only member of Congress to serve in both Iraq wars.
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As is intuitive, should someone take the thought exercise to its logical conclusion, when free money is tied to means, but otherwise "free", people will opt for the handout instead of working for a living. Also intuitive in this thought experiment, and played out in reality, when the incentive to not work is greater than the incentive to work for low wages, people will find ways to keep the "free" money coming, even at the expense of long-term employment prospects.

Simply put, the extension and expansion of unemployment benefits for the previous five years lengthened and worsened the recession. Newly unemployed were encouraged through the benefit to not work, and employers were hard pressed to hire at wages commensurate with labor and skill because potential employees simply weren't looking for work; they were already being paid more to stay home. The ripple effect turned the "recovery" into less than a fifth of what it could have been.

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Interesting enough, the behavior is not only predictable, but was predicted by Conservatives, who, interestingly, predicted the financial and housing market crises. Even more interestingly, Government has been the catalyst for all of this, and continues to impede the ability of the economy to correct the damage Government causes.

Conservatism, as a philosophy, learns from, and applies the learned best practices from eons of human behavioral observation. This is why, when the Left screams that "something must be done", but that something subverts the sovereign individual's will in favor of the State, the Conservative typically watches, helpless as the masses cast about wildly in favor of tried and failed policy after failed policy as the Left bleeds the system dry, lusting for power and control. Where the emotional Left will decry Conservatism as the root of much evil, the Conservative, enlightened by their observations of humanity, will soberly speak truth, and be ignored for it.

Mark Levin is right... Conservatism must find a way to create a passion in America for the way things can be when the sovereign individual and the States are no longer servant to the Federal Government. 
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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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What do you think I read when glancing at this place? #RebrandPlease
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+Fred MacDonald  cheap when they advertise the Starving Fartist sale on late night TV at the downown mall
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I agree wholeheartedly! If you need Government to bless your love with anyone you're doing love wrong.
 

In 2015, why do people still have to get a government permission slip(marriage license) to create a union with the person they love?

See Doug's bit here: http://youtu.be/vXpsT3e8UsM
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NO: it's got a government involvement due to the CHILDREN and the INHERITANCE that naturally comes from 'regular' marriage. Someone needs to arbitrate that; government has this role.
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Snowpoccalypse reaches Southern Virginia! The horror! 
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Are you still alive?  Do we need to call 911?  Please update.
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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
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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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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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