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John Sweeney
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Help Find Our STOLEN +Geek Beat Trailer!
Sometime between 9pm last night and 8am this morning the brand new Geek Beat trailer was stolen from our parking lot at +The Geek House

The trailer is VERY distinctive because it was custom made for us, so it should be extremely easy to spot.  Features include:

* It's a 12' long x 7' wide Cargo Craft Elite V nose
* It had custom smooth sidewalls (no visible rivets)
* Tandem axle (two sets of wheels)
* Two tone with black on top and silver on bottom
* Custom wheels
* So new we don't even have the permanent license plates for it yet!
* The top front was absolutely COVERED with dead bugs from the long drive to and from New York.

It was purchased from R&J Trailers in Seagoville, TX, and most of the stickers were already peeled off with the exception of PART of the R&J Trailers sticker on the front side of the trailer.  It currently only says something like "railers.com"

If you spot the trailer, please immediately call 911 and report it as stolen.  Also, it would be awesome if you could help try and find it by spreading this post and encouraging others to join the hunt.  Also, help keep an eye out on Craig's List or eBay for the trailer. 

The worst news of all is that I'm hearing there is probably a problem with our insurance which might mean a total loss for this theft.  As in no reimbursement.

Crime sucks. Help us find our trailer. And make the bastards who stole it pay.
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+John Pozadzides , I looks like the robot apocalypse is inescapable even in space. +Cali Lewis is behind this somehow. 
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Sure and wait Finnish robot army rising and you know who to blame then
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Just found this start up site thanks to the 99% Invisible podcast. Im excited to see what awesome things come out of this. 
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SPACE.com: Wanted: Volunteers for Yearlong Mock Mars Mission in Canadian Arctic. http://google.com/producer/s/CBIwisjYxg0
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I read a post the other day first by +Cara Schulz  and later re post by +John Pozadzides  In the post Cara Schulz expressed her concern for the manner in which the Boston bombing was handled. An undeclared state of martial law was established and the city shut down. Miss Schulz expressed her concern for the infringement of rights that were taken by authorities and how later we applauded them.

While I do understand the concern what kept me from commenting then were the comments on both posts. In the comments there was a clear outcry of how rights have been violated and how it was wrong for the governing bodies to take the actions that they did and the suspect being caught by a citizen after the stay at home order had been lifted was a common battle cry for the point. 

My concern with the post is that the comments missed the reason for applause. Quick life and death decisions were made by governing officials and the results of those choices were that the suspect was taken into custody alive, threats were handled quickly and efficiently and lives were saved, and that is worth applause. 

The truth is we only know the results of one course of action and that is the one that was taken. The suspect was caught and lives were saved. One police officer sadly lost his life in the manhunt and who knows how many others would have if the choice of actions were any different. The force taken to handle the threat may have been excessive but it was a situation with no right answer. Regardless of how you handle a situation such as that people will find fault in it and will voice that disagreement, and that’s part of what makes America great. 

In short I salute and thank those who made the tough decisions, who risked life and limb, and whose families waited in angst as their loved ones put everything on the. But to all of you, now that danger has past and clear collected decisions can be made; what would you have done different? Was the force used excessive or was it the lock-down  Was undeclared martial law wrong or is martial law in general wrong or in which cases is it acceptable? What precedence should be set for future situations and how confining should that precedence be? 
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John, you raise good points, and I'm certainly as happy with the outcome as you are.  I think my main concern is not how things went, but the fact that our media seemed satisfied.  I think we can live in a society where the citizens agree that the outcome is fine, but where news coverage still searches for the problems.  

I want a healthy/skeptical media, more like the one in the UK.  I'm pretty sure that everyone would have been just as relieved at the outcome if the media had been pointing out the "danger" of unchallenged expansion of authority and power. 

And of course, at some point decisions have to be made about what is an acceptable amount of death to trade for liberty?  Millions have already died to ensure our freedom in the US.  I just don't want to see that lost over a handful of deaths today.
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+John Pozadzides have you seen this? Not sure how you were keeping tabs on the bill
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Yeah, not that worried about it yet.  The House passes everything. It's the Senate that is the real thing to worry about. ;-)
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I'm not sure what the appropriate level of excitement for this is, but it's high for me. 
ReadWriteDrive is an ongoing series covering the future of transportation. Imagine your car's entire windshield working like Google Glass. Instead of peering through dust and grime to see the boring real world of traffic, you would see cars and key road features deeply integrated with ...
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  • Variety Contractors
    Project Manager, 2014 - present
  • Parillo Builders, Inc
    Estimator/ Project Manager, 2011 - 2014
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Working with quiet reserve to change the world and challenge the status quo, seeing each day as an opportunity for betterment and creating ingenious solutions to complex situations. 
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  • Youngstown State University
    Mechanical Engineering Tech, 2007 - 2013
  • Youngstown State University
    Civil Engineering Tech, 2007 - 2012
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