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These days, we provide thermal comfort in winter by heating the entire volume of air in a room or building. In earlier times, our forebear's concept of heating was more localized: heating people, not places. They used radiant heat sources that warmed only certain parts of a room, creating micro-climates of comfort. These people countered the large temperature differences with insulating furniture, such as hooded chairs and folding screens, and th...
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BACON is URGENT. SHE WAS BROUGHT IN AS A STRAY AND IS ON THE TBD LIST FOR 4/27/15. SHE IS OVERWHELMED IN THE SHELTER SETTING BUT ALL INDICATIONS ARE THAT SHE WILL BE A WONDERFUL BEST FRIEND /COMPANION FOR A NEW FOREVER FAMILY
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My name is BACON. My Animal ID # is A1033195
I am a female brown and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 6 MONTHS old.

I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 04/14/2015 from NY 10029, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.

MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/23/2015 Exam Type CAGE EXAM – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 47.0 LBS.

Chief Complaint:Animal is coughing(kennel cough): As per 1027 Doxycycline 100mg 2 tablet SID x 10 days. Nosf

04/14/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
04/14/15 17:55 During intake the dog would approach extended hand and sniff it. She would jump onto admission counselor and lick hand and face. Allowed to be scanned (negative), collared, pictured, and leashed without aggression. When touched had soft body and would pace and pull on leash throughout intake. When another dog came into the office she would whine and pull to try and interact. When given treat took gently and ate.

04/22/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Of course all I could think about when I was with this delightful girl was the commercial ‘Bacon, bacon, whose got the bacon’. She will make you forget that silliness as she smothers you with kisses and as her tail wags a mile a minute with the joy of making friends. Likely housetrained she ‘went’ as soon as we were out the door, and pulled on the leash for a while until settling into a nice rhythm. She’s absolutely stunning in a chocolate brown coat filtered through with gold and bronze threads, her weight is perfect for her size and she’s gentle and easy. Showing off her sit in exchange for a treat which she takes gently, she makes soft and loving eye contact as we make friends. In group play with other dogs she gets along with all even if not totally engaged. I left her in a pen while I went inside to get her kennel ready and when I returned she had been waiting quietly, and greeted me with a happy wagging tail and a kiss. It’s no surprise that this rockstar girl aced her behavior assessment, earning her a place in adoptions as soon as space opens up. In the meantime, you may need to ask for her by name, and when someone starts reciting that silly commercial phrase you’ll be able to proudly say, “I’ve got the Bacon”!! Another volunteer writes: Bacon is so mellow and good that staff uses her as a ‘model’ when training other staff on proper handling procedures. How rockstar is that!! It was raining when I had Bacon out, so that when we came in I toweled her off with a warm towel right out of the dryer. She stood still as I massaged and dried her, giving me an occasional kiss. She is just the sweetest little girl. She pulls on the leash a bit until she goes potty (which she seems to prefer doing on dirt or grass) and then walks nicely. With other dogs off leash she’s quiet and respectful and enjoys dogs that are the same. No rowdy play for this sweetheart! She’s the perfect companion for someone looking for a quiet dog who doesn’t need a ton of play and exercise. Bacon’s needs seem simple, easy walks, lots of love and quiet time. How perfect is that!

04/16/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Bacon was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body, low wag. She was calm and relaxed during handling. She was calm and relaxed when playing tag with assessor, following at the end of the leash. Bacon did not resist being handled while eating, and was easily pushed out of the food bowl. She was not interested in toys or rawhide. Bacon was surrender to the care center by someone who had owned her for only a day; she was given up due to the owner’s living situation. Bacon was friendly and very social upon intake. She was a bit nervous at times during the assessment but did not show any signs of aggression and was easily handled throughout. The Behavior Department believes Bacon can go to an average home. Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is low, body loose, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, and comes toward the Assessor in a friendly manner when the Assessor ceases moving. Squeeze 1: 2. Dog pulls back quickly. Squeeze 2: 2. Dog pulls back quickly. Food 1. Dog lifts head and ceases eating when you reach to pull the bowl away or push her out. Toy 1. No interest. Rawhide 1. No interest. Dog – dog 2. Dog does not approach the helper dog. Turns body to side in relation to other dog, then exits.

04/20/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION 
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Off leash with a male dog, Bacon interacts briefly but may get easily overwhelmed.

04/16/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
BARH scan negative mild tartar female intact NOSF

04/23/2015 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS ,
Chief Complaint:Animal is coughing(kennel cough): As per 1027 Doxycycline 100mg 2 tablet SID x 10 days. Nosf
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In their minds the family is lucky they are getting any money at all. And they wonder why the word 'pigs' is universally applied for all cops. These stories really don't help.

Read more: http://goo.gl/B6JfCO
Meanwhile, the cops involved escape all accountability and the taxpayers and the toddler's family are the only ones punished.
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Three of the skeletal vandals were muscling up a planter box from the street, likely intending to put it through the second window. Another had a lighter in his hand, intending to set the deli’s awning ablaze.

Torrent turned to Corona. “You don’t speak Spanish, right?”

“No.”

“Good.” The things coming out of their mouths weren’t fit for a lady’s ears, nor was what he was about to say.

“Hey! What do you think you’re doing, you motherless bean-eating degenerates?” Torrent screamed at them in fluent Spanish.

The vandals stopped all at once and stared at him. The wooden planter dropped and the lighter went out.

“I said, what do you spiggity cockroaches think you’re doing here? Does this smell like your part of town?”

“What did you say to them?” Corona asked.

Torrent smiled. “I’m inviting them to discuss their grievances in a culturally sensitive manner.”

Corona was not amused. “Did you notice there’s ten of them?”

The hoodlums hastily exchanged some words, then strode toward the two vigilantes menacingly. They fanned out as they approached, as if to encircle them. One of them, presumably their leader, taunted them in English.  “I think you’re in the wrong neighborhood, gabacho. You’re gonna be real sorry you came here when you’re picking your teeth out of your shit tomorrow morning. But your girlfriend there will like what I got for her. Los Esqueletos Voladores are gonna put that putona through her paces.” He grabbed at his crotch as he finished, and his gang hooted and jeered. Then pointed at Corona, beckoned her over. “Come on over, baby. I got something for your mouth.”

“You should be more concerned with what’s going in your mouth,” Torrent said, kicking the curb of the sidewalk suggestively. 
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Held in prison for three years awaiting his "speedy trial" for theft of a backpack he never took. Beaten regularly by a thugscrum of cops and inmates. This is the American "justice" system.
It's rare for Sheriff's deputies and prison inmates to work together on anything, but apparently abusing fellow inmates is one area where some have found
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There seems to be more oversight in Juvenille detention. So they couldn't get away with beating on him.
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Just when you think that you've seen it all, another case of police brutality arises that leaves your jaw dropped to the floor. While the publication, the
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Don't they know by now to not run from cops? Just do what they tell you and you will probably be okay. No running, no rock throwing. Was shooting him excessive? Yup. But in this day and age, just pull over! That kick was cool, though. Kinda sloppy, but funny. 
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“L'Increvable (which means indestructable in French) is the concept of a washing machine whose lifespan is fifty years. Gone are the days when your washing machine had an abrupt end of life after 5 years of use because of a single bearing. With L'Increvable you change each component when needed.
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The contrast is amazing!  Petraeus spied for his own selfish glory.  Manning and Snowden spied to warn the American people of their loss of liberty and their government's pursuit of evil.

Petraeus will serve two years of probation and pay a $100,000 fine. The fine is significantly more than the $40,000 originally recommended by prosecutors.

After an initial denial, the retired four-star general admitted that he had given classified information to his mistress, Paula Broadwell. Broadwell, an Army Reserve officer, was writing a biography of Petraeus. 

The FBI and other government officials believed that Patraeus should serve time in prison, arguing that not only did he compromise national security but he also lied to FBI agents about the situation.

Attorney General Eric Holder ultimately approved of a plea deal that spared prison time for Patraeus.

http://benswann.com/david-petraeus-sentenced/
The New York Times is reporting that former CIA director and military commander David Petraeus was sentenced on Thursday after pleading guilty in March to t
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Thanks +Mike DiBaggio. Those Move On weasels scrubbed their web site.
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Breathtaking Pic Of Volcano Eruption In Chile That Forced 4,000 To Evacuate.

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We give respect where it's due. This cadet has ours. As for this other corrupt cop, what were you thinking? The video shows his finger reaching for the camera to turn it off. 

Watch the video here: http://goo.gl/RTBXtw
One of Albuquerque's finest was arrested Friday afternoon after he was caught turning his body camera off to beat a man during a service call.
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Funny story: I spent like 8 hours on the hair - not because hair is that hard, but because I kept doing it and it kept not looking right.

In desperation I was watching youtube videos and looking at deviantart hair tutorials, wondering what was going wrong.

Turns out, my tablet driver burned out or disappeared or corrupted or who knows what. But the end result is the pressure sensitivity no longer worked. I had to be unconsciously aware of it, because lines no longer tapered and I was adjusting line flow for a long time.

But I never consciously realized it until I needed tapered lines for hair and pressure sensitivity for hair gradation and shading.

One reinstalled driver and 30 minutes later, her hair was done.

Sigh...
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Heads up! Another groovy Grapple Gun title is coming out in June.

We've been waiting for this one since last year's Ronin.
 
+Grapple Gun Publishing is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of an exciting new full-length novel: Guardians: The Eye of Horus. 

Jack North, AKA the Flag, was the world’s foremost superhero, a symbol of hope and stability for a world tottering dangerously on the brink of a third World War. When he dies unexpectedly, his legacy falls to his son Marcus–including the Eye of Horus, an ancient artifact long believed to be the source of the Flag’s tremendous power. Marcus soon finds that everyone, from his fellow heroes to the Pentagon, want to control the Eye for their own reasons. But there are other forces at work in the universe, forces as old as the Eye itself. Caught up in a cosmic power struggle, Marcus embarks on a mythic odyssey that takes him to the lost city of Heraklion and beyond. But what does the enigmatic John Law want with the Eye of Horus? Can the lovely Princess Ana of Heraklion be trusted? And will Marcus forge his own path, or is his fate inexorably entwined with The Eye of Horus?

http://www.grapplegunpublishing.com/2015/04/24/announcing-guardians-the-eye-of-horus/

Tagging +Mike DiBaggio +Shell DiBaggio +Brannon Hollingsworth +Jeremiah Burns +Allison Howard +Jonathan Rhoades and +Amanda Rhoades, all of whom have expressed interest in doing the Beta Event on this thing (except for you, Jerry. I'm tagging you because I totally think you should).
Grapple Gun Publishing is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of an exciting new full-length novel: Guardians: The Eye of Horus. Jack North, AKA the Flag, was the world's foremost superher...
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I love writing fiction as well as the finer aspects of world building. I am currently working a fictional shared universe for superhero and action/adventure stories called Ascension Epoch. So far, I have published four book set in this universe:

I am also interested in liberty based on a concept of natural rights and simple respect for human dignity, disgusted by the collapse of western civilization into tyranny, bankruptcy (moral as well as financial), and degeneracy. I am a pro-family, pro-life, Catholic, free market anarchist who knows a lot of things are very, very wrong and feels frustrated at knowing that I can do little to fix them immediately.

If you are adding me to your circles and you want me to add you back even though we have never spoken before, please send me a message and at the very least tell me what circles I should put you in.
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    Information Science, 2001 - 2005