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Jim Scholfield
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I travel every day to work on my gun and I've never killed anyone. My car on the other hand is a raging killing machine. It makes me feel so brave every time I go out into the big bad world.
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I re-read this every few years to be more B.

"Father Jared Osborne has received an extraordinary assignment from his superiors: Investigate an itinerant preacher stirring up deep trouble in central Europe. His followers call him B, but his enemies say he’s something else: the Antichrist. However, the man Osborne tracks across a landscape of bars, cabarets, and seedy meeting halls is no blasphemous monster—though an earlier era would undoubtedly have rushed him to the burning stake. For B claims to be enunciating a gospel written not on any stone or parchment but in our very genes, opening up a spiritual direction for humanity that would have been unimaginable to any of the prophets or saviors of traditional religion. Pressed by his superiors for a judgment, Osborne is driven to penetrate B’s inner circle, where he soon finds himself an anguished collaborator in the dismantling of his own religious foundations. More than a masterful novel of adventure and suspense, The Story of B is a rich source of compelling ideas from an author who challenges us to rethink our most cherished beliefs."
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+Derek Pennycuff I thought this one was even better than Ishmael. Both approaches are very interesting and thought provoking but I liked how this presented the ideas better. His book My Ishmael is real good to but aimed more at a young audience. I think I've read all of his books but I like these 3 and Tales of Adam the best. Tales of Adam shows a world view from the eyes of animism.
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Get the answer to "What are the best Markdown editors for Linux?" See a list of the top 12 options and learn their pros and cons.
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+Jason Weatherly Atom is what I use too.
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Are you familiar with the idea of places that live, just pulse, with power? Chaco Canyon is a place of that amazing power. It is a treasure that stands with the very best and most amazing places in the whole world. It's really that special. It will be a terrible tragedy if any of Chaco Culture National Historic Park or the unprotected areas near it that have been left to us from the peoples of Chaco, often called the Anasazi, are damaged in the cause of oil and gas.
The pipeline would have carried crude oil drilled around Chaco Culture National Historic Park.
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"Laws like these might be what we deserve, after years of remaining relatively ignorant to the realities of how tech tools like cellphones and Facebook are used by authoritarian leaders and surveillance-happy police. We're about to enter a future where our president embraces letting government off the leash when it comes to surveilling citizens."
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+Jim Scholfield Yup I get a bit forgetful these days.
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"WE ARE about to see a collision between simplicity and complexity — and it will be a public-policy pile-up for the ages. Every incoming president has the problem of squaring optimistic campaign promises with fiscal and economic realities, of course, but Donald Trump faces an epic reckoning."
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+James Dean You fail to comprehend the consequences of any of those acts or you do comprehend what will happen and just do not care. One way you are an ignorant fool the other way you are a heartless son of bitch take your choice.
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Just one of the ways he will ruin his presidency, but a big one none the less.
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+Jerrod Frost you've been this demanding of proof for the stuff coming from trump have you? We can't all expect truth from much of any source these days. Our president elect lies nearly every time he opens his mouth for example.

Media for the most part are about making money not the greater good, truth and justice. We all have to use our heads. This is a tech world example of the same thing. I know that many people and entities will say things about FOSS that just isn't right both because of ignorance and prejudice.

You know all this so it's hard for me to understand how you'll accept the crazy as in this case. A good rule of thumb, if you're agreeing with or standing up for trump you should really have a high level of research done because the chances are real high that he is lying.
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I asked my nephews about us making one of these for each other so that we aren't doing it for the first time in the woods when we need it quick. There are a million little ways to do it. Have any of you got tips to pass on about what works best for you? Good, simple winter project.
by Todd Walker My regret is that I didn’t watch more quality YouTube videos on my journey of self-reliance. There’s a sea of regurgitated material out there, and, sadly, few quote their…
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Especially at this time when a lot of us re-evaluate our tools, this article may be of use to you when considering note taking tools and processes.
Get the answer to "What is the best cross-platform note taking app?" See a list of the top 50 options and learn their pros and cons.
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The american right would have gone completely loony if early in Obama's terms he had stood up to Israel and demanded they help create a palestinian homeland if they expect to keep getting american aid. Still, that as it turns out is exactly what he should have done. I mean what is the worst that could happen? That a lunatic reality TV character would end up president?
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+Jim Scholfield​ well no Jim I am not in the ice storms,but it's really giving most of us some cause concern,well you seem like a nice man,I am 27,lol yes I am single,I used to work as an Rn for a private hospital here,what about you ,what do you do 
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The Assad regime didn't just appear with it's terrible violence toward the people of Syria. Since the time of the fall of the Ottoman empire events in Syria have led to the hell that place is now. Is it too much to hope that sometime there will be some lessons learned that save someone, somewhere, sometime?
Assad has turned out to be a lot more brutal, much cruder, and far shrewder than his adversaries initially expected.
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The apple didn't fall far from the tree.
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This lady's husband played goalie for the +Colorado Avalanche a few years ago. He plays for the +Ottawa Senators now. Recently she went public with her cancer diagnosis and I took notice of the story. Craig took a leave from the team but soon returned for a time, before she began treatment I think. There was a very publicly emotional game for all involved in his first game back.

She has started this blog about her journey through her fight. Nearly all of us have some loved one, if not ourselves, that has fought cancer. The +NHL very much has been supporting those fighting cancer. I'm hoping someone see's this and either raises their level of support against cancer or is just a little stronger in their own fight.
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I'm an open source and technology geek. I'm also very interested in history, politics, literature and nature. I love blues music but I listen to music of most all of the last 100 years. I need intellectual engagement, especially through reading and writing. I worked for someone else most of my life but now I'm reformed, an entrepreneur.

I love the global nature of the internet in general and social media specifically. Our social platforms including our sites and blogs allow for us to be part of communities as large as the whole world and as small as our neighborhood. The biggest changes we will see over the coming decades will stem from global community interaction that is only possible because of the maturation of our technologies. I love that and it gives me hope in a troubled world.
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Business and Personal Technology Services for the web and all of your devices (mobile, desktop, server)
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  • Simple Open Services
    Owner, 2014 - present
    Open Source services provider. Services to allow better utilization of the Web and technology for business and individuals. Training, installation/implementation, repair, administration and maintenance services to make today's complicated technology Simply work for all of us.
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    Owner, 2010 - present
    Free and Open Source (FOSS) Software based solutions provider for small business and individuals.
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    Sales Engineer, 1985 - 2009
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