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Michael Ireland
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Lives in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
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For my Edmonton g+ peeps. If you're house-hunting, check this one out :D
 
My newest listing, what a super incredible family home in a fantastic area!!
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Richardson's ground squirrel. ;)
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They see me rollin' hangin'. They hatin'. 
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Haha, indeed!
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For Any of My Edmonton-bound G+ Peeps
If you're lookin' for a house, my brother's got another one

Obviously shameless plug for my brother, but hey ... what else is family for, eh? LOL. Anyhoo ... so yeah, if you're thinking of houses in the Edmonton area, check it out. My brother +Samuel Ireland (of course we all just call him Sam) is really friendly and can fill you in on any questions.
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+Michael Ireland if Trump wins, I'll be escaping!
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Something Bright for your Sunday Read

Thoughtful thieves sent Leopold the gnome home with a hardcover book of his travels from Victoria, B.C., down to the Baja Peninsula of Mexico.
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Fascinating!
 
In December, documentary photographer Carol Highsmith received a letter from Getty Images accusing her of copyright infringement for featuring one of her own photographs on her own website.
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My heart goes out to the people in central Italy!
 
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits central Italy, south of the city of Perugia, the US Geological Survey says, with the shock also felt in Rome.
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:(  I read about this
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A Happy News Story
Let this brighten your day just a little ... there really are heroes in the world
Kris Chung, an RMC student, says he knew donating his liver was the right thing when he saw twins’ dad was also in military
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Perseid Meteor Shower Happening RIGHT NOW
Go out and watch as soon as it's dark in your neighbourhood, even if there's moderate light pollution, you should be able to see a few

Summary: The meteor shower began days ago and reaches its peak tonight; In the sky, if you know the big W of Cassiopia, or the famous "double cluster," or the constellation Perseus, that is where the meteors will issue from. In general, as soon as it's dark enough to see stars, face approximately North, and get comfortable. This year could be among the most spectacular we've seen in years. Google Sky Map is an excellent application for your Android phone to help you, but it's not critical - the meteors are going to streak across the sky, and if you sit back and relax, you're gonna see 'em.

For more information, follow this excellent link:

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-perseid-meteor-shower
Outburst - perhaps 200 meteors an hour - predicted for night of August 11-12 in the Perseid meteor shower. If you miss the outburst, you should still see meteors!
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+Michael Ireland Nice! Enjoy!
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First Seven Jobs
Via +Shar Banning and +Bowerick Wowbagger 

(not including stuff as a teen, like babysitting)

Paint store associate; Paint store owner/manager; Industrial piping assembly line robot; Union construction labourer; Scaffold tender; Oil-sands SAGD extraction plant operator; Methanol plant panel/field operator (power engineer).

Of course, in between all that were numerous self-employment and hobby-businesses. For example, while I was a scaffold tender, I also ran a PC assembly & service business called XIII Computer Innovations. Other times I would paint houses on the side, lay tile, etc. Since they weren't my primary source of income, I didn't count those.

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Some days my work as a tech writer feels robotic like that, too... 
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PSA. PayPal users, be careful what you click on.
 
Be careful 
Another day another PayPal scam --- This time, it's highly sophisticated and comes from a genuine PayPal email address! PayPal like other financial institu
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Work
Occupation
Process Operator. Think Homer Simpson meets Fred Flintstone.
Skills
Being Awesome, of course.
Employment
  • Methanex
    Process Operator, 2010 - present
    I operate the process.
  • Jacos
    Operator
    I used to operate the process.
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Previously
Redwater, Alberta, Canada - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada - Gibbons, Alberta, Canada
Story
Tagline
Pure, distilled awesomeness.
Introduction
UPDATE:
If you post attack-ads (memes) on any religion, you will be removed from my circles and eventually blocked.  It's not about my particular world-view, it's that it's rampant and only serves the purpose of spreading hate.  Don't hate.  Life's too short for that.

Summary
I work at Methanex, my family and I moved to Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada from Redwater, Alberta, Canada in 2010.  I am married to +Rochelle Ireland who is a singer/songwriter, and have 3 kids.

Overall, I am very friendly, I try to be good mannered, and I tend to use nearly-correct spelling and grammar as often as possible. 

Interests
Pretty much everything, really.  Technology;Music; Space; Art; Genetics; Sociology; Psychology; Neurology; Medicine; English; History of all kinds; Historical Fiction; Science Fiction; Fantasty Fiction; Non-Fiction; ... well, the list is endless.  You name it, I might be interested.

Of Particular note, I like to discuss:

Linux & Ubuntu (and Android)
Science (Space, Technology, Biology, etc)
Photography
Carpentry
Awesome Cars
Gardening (peppers!)
Music

NON-Interests
There are a few things that will cause me to uncircle you or block you.  It's nothing personal, you must understand, it's simply my preference.

· Hate speech (That includes those who ridicule religion)
· Bigotry
· iPorn (Those stupid memes made to inspire you to "be better, the power is in you" BS)
· Patent stupidity
· Unsubstantiated pseudo-science (unless you're willing to discuss it)
· Pictures of cats doing something that you think is pretty awesome but is, in fact, just going to be bloody annoying to me.

What I Post About
Pretty much anything that interests me.  Anything from music I like to major science advancements; from contentious subjects like Climate-Change to benign subjects and panoramic photos that I have taken.
Bragging rights
Married at 21 and still going strong; I have 3 kids.
Education
  • School of Awesome
    Awesomeness, 1977 - present
    The Intricate World of Awesome
  • Sturgeon Composite High School
    1992 - 1995
    Everything. Graduated with Honours!
  • University of Alberta
    Genetics, 2000
    I was in the BSc program for 4 years, so I took a lot of courses. My favourites were actually from my minor studies: Philosophy!
  • NAIT
    Power Engineering, 2004
    Power Engineering
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Relationship
Married
Other names
The Awesome One, Eiron
Apps with Google+ Sign-in
  • MULE Returns
  • Resources Game
Chris is extremely talented, and the studio is quite affordable. We've spent hours recording there!
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
Lots to do for the whole family. Boat rides, amusement park rides, train ride, horse drawn carriage, blacksmith, vintage vendors, etc. Tons of fun all day long!
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
Amazing food, excellent service, lovely atmosphere. Just be aware, it's very expensive - $200+ for a family of five. Lovely for a date, or for an "experience," but too pricey for a lot of meals. Also, it's quite small, so I recommend reservations.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Quick, friendly, professional barber who has obviously spent some time perfecting his skill. I strongly recommend this shop. It's best to call ahead because he gets quite a few drop-ins. I called in the morning and got in at 1pm, and was done in about 20 minutes. I got a very professional cut for 15 bucks plus tip. Will be back for my next one.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
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Came for family vacation. Reservation & check-in was easy and front desk was helpful. Room was clean and decently appointed. Bathroom was very nice. Restaurant was decent, 4 stars for family. Hot springs and pool is amazing. Scenery is top notch. Lots to do and see.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
The car (a Model S) is awesome, and for that, the showroom gets 3 stars. But the staff is just meh. They're a bunch of young guys with no enthusiasm at all, they're just sorta milling around, almost annoyed by people coming to check out the car. So if you go, just try out the car - sit in it, open the trunks, open and close the sunroof, run the ventilation system, etc ... do your own thing. The young guys that are on their cell phones are fairly superfluous. I think they're probably waiting for people who *appear* wealthy, not so much someone in jeans and a tee.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago