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Kevin O'Brien
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This is significant.
White House scandals over the years have become so common, they're almost expected. Obama, however, has avoided any real controversies for over six years.
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Hey +Thomas Gideon maybe this is what you need.
 
Chevrolet's "Active Phone Cooling." Photo: Chevrolet As a Brit that can't handle warm weather, the recent heatwave that swept across the U.K. almost killed
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My car is my best phone accessory, something like this totally makes sense to me.
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A little perspective on the rocket explosion.
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OK, I realize this is upworthy, but I think they really nailed it.
Well, this is all a very brilliant way to show what it's all about.
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California ran a budget surplus again this year. They used the surplus to pay off debts and fund their Rainy Day Fund which is now $3.5 billion (http://goo.gl/Q3Z0sB).

How did California achieve this "miracle?" It is quite easy, they have complete Democratic control of the budgetary process from a Democratic supermajority in the Legislature to a Democratic Governor, Governor Brown. No #Ignoramuses  allowed. 

Of course all of the pathetic republicans in the California legislature voted against Governor Brown's budget except one #ignoramus  who was too distracted by Facebook (http://goo.gl/p4Zz64).

Why are the republicans against this balanced (actually superbalanced) budget? Perhaps because it increased funding for K-12 education. Perhaps because they are opposed to the increase in the minimum wage to $10 (from $9). Perhaps because they don't like the use of state money to prepare for the Global Warming induced Drought (Extreme Drought Response). 

A big reason why California was able to raise so much revenue this year was the temporary tax increase on the Wealthy. If you pay the highest tax bracket it is 11% which is substantial. However, guess what, you don't see the Wealthy in Cali running off to Texas or Kansas and other states run by utter #Ignoramuses   because guess what, they can afford to pay an extra couple percent in taxes and because guess what, they are happy to do their part for this wonderful #Diverse  and #Liberal  state.

Compare Cali to the utter and complete debacle in Kansas which is run by complete #Ignoramuses  who have made extreme tax cuts to the Extreme Wealthy resulting in a huge budget deficit that had to be compensated for an increase in the sales tax which disproportionately affects the Middle-Class and Lower Income. This is a classic example of Supply-Side Economics: Income transfer from the Middle Class and Lower Income to the Extreme Wealthy. 

I (PPKFP) feel sorry for the people in Kansas but that is what you get when you vote into office complete #Ignoramuses . You have to live with your bad decisions.
Standard & Poor’s raised its credit rating on California by one notch to its highest level in 14 years. S&P now rates the state’s general obligation debt AA-, up from A+. “The rating action...
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The heart of it: The more you support the Confederate flag, the less you know about southern history, and vice-versa.
In fact, knowing more about Southern history is associated with less support for the Confederate flag.
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As do I. And I liked his thoughts on the format for the discussion.
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OK, I like this. And I always use the Oxford comma. Because if you are not trying to communicate unambiguously you shouldn't be writing.
"If the village desires a different reading, it should amend the ordinance and insert a comma," Judge Robert Hendrickson wrote.
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Credit Photographs by (from left) Chip Somodevilla/Getty, Kevork Djansezian/Getty, Darren Hauck/Getty
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I remember when Ferguson was burning all the conservatives who came in daily to point out how awful that was, and how it proved what was wrong with black society. I am still waiting to see any reaction like that now that 7 black churches have burned.
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+Kevin O'Brien​ they are in their own groups using terms like "false flag" and "liberal conspiracy". Very sad!
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Worth thinking about.
A challenge to the widely held notion that the power of brains is more legitimate than the power of fists.
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I know that. I guess that the term "meritocracy" makes me very skeptical. I want to know who determines what merit is, how it is measured, and so on. I suspect it is often a fig-leaf over power plays, which is the substance of the quote I posted.
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Project Management
Employment
  • TEKsystems
    Project Manager, 2012 - present
  • Morgan Bradley LLC
    Project Manager, 2008 - 2012
  • Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
    Information Management Consultant, 2003 - 2007
  • Concordia University
    Asst. Professor, 1989 - 2003
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Currently
Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA
Previously
All over the East Coast of USA - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - Buffalo, New York, USA - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - Delran, New Jersey, USA - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - Winthrop, Massachusetts, USA - Scituate, Massachusetts, USA
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Project manager and Linux enthusiast
Introduction
After managing to avoid being sent to Vietnam, I somehow got connected with some political folks in the 1970s, and worked on a few campaigns. It was fun, but more important was that it got me interested in Economics. in 1979 I married the most wonderful woman in the world. Nothing else even comes close. In 1981 I started a doctoral program in Economics at the University of Michigan. I then taught for a few years at Concordia University, and wandered into computers. Eventually this got me into Project Management. I enjoy my job, and project management seems to suit me. In summer I spend every spare moment in the garden, and in the winter I work on my Web sites. I also sing in the church choir, and love music of most kinds.

Publicity Director: Ohio LinuxFest
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Luckiest guy in the world. See above about my wife.
Education
  • University of Michigan
    Economics, 1981 - 1989
  • Suffolk University
    History, 1977 - 1981
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August 17