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Playing My Conservative Card

So today I got called a "liberal" who needs to research the other side.

So let me tell you a little about my upbringing and my knowledge, as a "liberal" of the other side.

I was raised in a conservative household. My family taught me it was OK to ask questions, for which I am forever greatfull and I hold no grudge or ill will towards them. Though we now differ politically, they don't have the hatred for this new "side" I'm on that many from similar backgrounds have. So, what was that background?

I'm Mennonite. More specifically, I'm conservative mennonite. I attended a church filled with largely "nondenominational" folks who came from an independent church that largely drew from a deeply baptist background.

I had people at my old church who moved to rural, upstate NY because they were convinced that the USA would crumble in the year 2000. Yes really.

I was one of the only people at my church not homeschooled. My parents received constant flack for this. As far as theology went,think super strong conservative (tell them they'll burn in hell!) but without most of the militaristic proclivities you see in some of the more vocal branches of conservative evangelicals.

In 1995, the Mennonite church came out with a new confession of faith. In it, they made the mistake of not using the words "inerrant and infallible" when referring to the Bible. For this terrible thing (and for not being extra tough on Homosexuality.. banning it wasn't strong enough) my church withdrew from the conference and founded our own.

When I graduated from my mostly white, lower-middle class high school, I went to Indiana Wesleyan University. To attend IWU, I had to sign a student contract saying that I would not listen to offensive music, watch movies above a PG13 rating (and only then with guidance), refuse alcohol, even at home when I was 21, and agree never to dance. Yes. Really.

My school is one of the more conservative in the nation, and if you read their list of former speakers, it's the "who's who" of bigots. This year they had Mike Pence speak at graduation. We were on the shortlist of schools to have a visit from the "Equality Ride" LGBTQ rights group because of the outspoken position the school, and the people we supported, held on the issue. I remember sermons from Exodus International at Chapel quite clearly.

I attended the business school and fell in love with Economics. My school is staunchly in the "Austrian" school. The one that is all free market all the time, gold standard currency, and keynes being satan.

For extracurriculars, I helped create the Libertarian party for our college. I registered AS a libertarian, campaigned for them on elections, and voted for them. I was never a "libertarian anarchist" but I (shamefully) used to think that they made a couple of good points.

Then I graduated. In April of 2008. You know, when the economy went to shit. I worked in a high commission job and rocked it until I was fired by my boss for making more money than he did and making sales that made myself and my employees the most money, even if it didn't mean he got the best bonuses.

I worked in deep, rural, PA (Pennsyltucky) where I had multiple customers refer to Person's of color as "Coons" until my boss and I kicked them from the store.

So no, you don't get to tell me that I don't know what the "conservative" side was. And if someone tries that fucking argument again, I'm going to point them to this, because I'm fucking tired of justifying myself to assholes who tell me that I don't know what I'm talking about when I give them link after link of hard data, and they respond with "well I think this" and then some bullshit about reports not being accurate while providing none of their own.

You have my conservative card. Where the fuck is yours?
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What in the world is wrong with these people? You have to be a leftist liberal to think it's not ok to murder people?!?! These people are nuts!
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At the townhall, Bernie Sanders got into a discussion with a "small business owner" Jim Jacobs. We don't know what he does, but from googling it appears he's a realtor.

Jim, an avid Trump supporter said that Obama hated small business owners due to all the regulations.

Sanders replied that he wanted to know what regulations Jim was talking about. Jim didn't respond.

That's the problem. Screaming about regulations is easy. Saying you're overwhelmed is easy. But if you don't have specifics it's useless.

How strong would his argument be if the regulation he hated was the one meant to prevent predatory mortgage lending? So instead he keeps it vague, and he'll be boosted by conservatives as a sign progressives are out of touch, because sanders asked for specifics before he offered a blanket condemnation.
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David Fahrenthold tells the behind-the-scenes story of his year covering Trump
http://wapo.st/2hNYjmS
A reporter reveals how he investigated Trump’s claims on his donations to charity.
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What's interesting to me about this is that advertising is specifically about "not telling the whole truth." Funny that they should complain about fake news. That's pretty close to their whole game.
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#Lazyweb

I want a mobile device primarily for consumption (browsing, media, games) with the ability to do writing and potentially LIGHT coding.

I have a budget of about $400 for this. It doesn't have to be a monster, but I want something that's a good buy for the price.

So far, the best option I'm seeing is an iPad Air 2 (32GB). I've considered a chromebook, but I spend a lot of time on my commute without reliable wifi.

So my question to you is: Is there a tablet I'm not considering that I should? (right now I consider android kinda a non-starter here for tablets because of what I want). Is there a windows laptop/tablet in this range that I should look at?
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I was looking at the Asus T102, but most of the reviews said it had a pretty sluggish processor. Which sucks because it looks like a cool piece of kit. I have an Asus for work that I love, but touch screens are frustrating enough don't want to deal with lag
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Really excited by this. I've been following +Yonatan Zunger​for awhile and he seems like good people. I owe him a beverage of his choice if he's ever in Philly. Privacy is a major issue and I can't wait to see what he does with it.

Best of luck!
 
An Update on Yonatan

I’m very excited to announce that as of today, I’m going to be working on user privacy at Google as my full-time job. This is “privacy” very broadly constructed, including all the aspects of what make our users safe, from protection of their personal information to defending against abuses by all kinds of actors – whether accidental or malicious. I’m joining a truly wonderful team of some of the most experienced and committed people in the world, with everything from lawyers, to cryptographers, to (former) journalists, to senior executives working together towards a common goal.

This is a challenging time for the world: rapid technological, economic, and political change have left people uncertain, often with (justified) fear for their future. The simple threat models of the 1990’s, with dangers like government censorship or identity theft, have been replaced with far more complex ones, from distributed censorship via Internet harassment to people having their social ties used to deny them employment. We owe it to the public to be thoughtful and proactive about these problems, to dedicate our time and our energy to understanding and solving them.

These are also some of the greatest and most worthwhile challenges facing the engineering community: we are faced here with systems which involve people as their basic components, with all the complexity that implies, where even understanding the system’s failure modes – the root causes, for example, which cause people to be or to feel unsafe – is highly nontrivial. Beyond that, the application of engineering techniques, designing monitoring and feedback into subtle systems, becomes tremendously powerful. If you want a problem space which will stretch you to your absolute intellectual limits, and which will have tremendous impact on the world, this is where you want to be. (And yes, we are hiring!)

I can’t imagine anywhere I’d rather be than on the front lines of this, or anyone I’d enjoy doing this work with more than this team.
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The only thing Trump is consistant with beyond his narcissism is his unfailing faith in Russia.
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It's telling that the same accounts I saw praising trump for saving American jobs (carrier and Ford about 1200 jobs) are now cheering the demise of Macy's or the loss of 10,100.

Makes it pretty obvious they don't give a shit about people being able to work, doesn't it?
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I don't know +James Hollenbeck​. But they are. Because you only deserve to have a job if you support Trump I guess
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So far I've gotten 6 people to buy pixels based on my recommendation. Soon to be 7.

Google should give me referral codes. 🤑🙃
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Ever since I updated to the official 7.1.1 for my 6p Android system has been draining my battery really fast. Anyone else noticing this? 
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Yeah researching it now. Thanks for the tip +Alm2nd​
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Lawmakers are loath to say anything remotely critical, fearful they might set off the president-elect or his horde of enforcers.
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Occupation
I'm the guy who really wants you to do those TPS reports
Skills
Talking about tech in a way my mom can understand, Getting people like my mom excited about technology, brewing the perfect cup of coffee.
Employment
  • Trinity Insight
    Jr. SEO Associate, 2014 - present
    Working with local businesses to increase their web visibility and purchase rates.
  • Wal-Mart
    Assistant Store Manager, 2011 - 2014
    Supervise 100-250 employees in a 90 million dollar supercenter. Hire, Train, and Evaluate associates based off of performance and growth and assist them in furthering any career choices they have with Wal-Mart. Deal with customer issues, concerns, and complaints in a manner that is consistent with store policy while also trying to find a solution that will satisfy the customer.
  • Android Central
    Contributing Writer, 2010 - 2011
    Wrote articles about upcoming technology, worked with app developers and companies to review their products as they came to market.
  • NTX Wireless
    Sales Consultant, 2010 - 2011
    Worked with customers to find products and services that would best match their current needs for wireless service. Developed relationships with local businesses to create referrals and cross promotional opportunities.
  • Sea Bean LLC
    Marketing Consultant, 2010 - 2010
    Worked with the owners to help them develop a cohesive business plan and helped train their incoming staff on the products and services they would he offering.
  • Moorehead Communications
    Store Manager, 2008 - 2009
    Worked with my regional manager to develop sales strategies for a new market, and accurately predict product demand by proactively ordering merchandise prior to launch. Developed a commission and sales tracker utilized by several markets to help other store managers accurately track their income.
  • Quakertown Alive!
    Marketing Intern, 2007 - 2007
    Worked with the Quakertown Alive! staff to help sell advertising in a downtown guide in order to promote local businesses. Worked with several local businesses to develop their advertisement if they did not have one already prepared.
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Tech Enthusiast, Part-Time Writer, Coffee Professional
Introduction
I'm a Coffee Drinker, Book Reader, and Tech Enthusiast 20Something trying to find my place in a world where only one of the three is popular.

I'm the oldest of three brother's and a native of that place we call the "Philly Burbs" because it's too annoying to take the time explaining which of the 5000 townships my house is actually in.

I'm an Alumnus of Indiana Wesleyan University where I received my Bachelor's in Marketing, a minor in Writing, and an appreciation for changing scenery since Indiana was so flat.

I like talking with people, finding out what they enjoy and what motivates them to do the things they do.  People think I'm a quiet person, but that's only because I don't really like crowds.  I'll strike up a conversation with practically anyone if given the chance, and I love getting to know new people.

I'm still trying to find those opportunities that will let me fill out this section with amazing stories, but I hope to be forced to edit this for those stories rather soon.  

Possible Circles to put me in:
-Tech
-Coffee Lovers
-Gamer
-Political
-Android
-Ingress


The views expressed here are solely my own and not meant to be representative of my employer, my family, my country, fellow tech geeks, or other people who share my name.
Bragging rights
Experiment Child, aka the oldest of three boys. I wrote an article about G+ that +Vic Gundotra liked.
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Amazing atmosphere, great food selections, and the beer menu always has something surprising. They have big portions, but if you can, save room for dessert. It's worth it.
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Attended a professional event in conference area. Coffee was kept stocked throughout, and staff seemed professional and friendly.
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Great small zoo to explore. You can easily see everything in an afternoon, and the staff was very friendly.
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I had an issue with my muffler and was out of town for the weekend. I found Arrow through a Google search and called Saturday morning to see if they could take a look at my car. Man on the phone said he could fit me in that day if I could drop off the car. When I got there he said he thought he knew the issue, said it would be no trouble to fix and gave me an estimate. I got a call when the work was completed, and the price was exactly what he quoted. Car works great now. Service was fast, professional, and honest. Highly recommended.
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Not much of a vodka person, but the mixed drinks were excellent. Also, the cranberry vodka is surprisingly delicious. Location is small and doesn't have food normally, but I went there for foodie Friday and they had a good truck there that went well with the evening.
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Amazing beer selection, great food, and very friendly staff. I highly recommend their take on french onion soup, paired with a beer flight.
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