First things first, if you've just circled me and are looking to have me return the favor, you are going to have to engage me in some of my posts because I don't have time to checkout everyone who circles me. You don't have to agree with me for me to find interest in you but you should be able to conduct yourself civilly in a debate. That said, if you often say the words "free market" or "self-regulation", unless you are incredibly interesting, you should probably look elsewhere because I don't dig listening to broken records.
Many people know me as The Reverend, Reverend Eric, "Fuji", "Fuj-E" or "Technoshaman Eric" I'm an ordained (atheist) minister since 1995 and I seem to be taking the term "Linux and tech guru" to a bit of an extreme. In 2011 I fully put the wheels in motion to start a real church for other-than-believers or as I call them Gnostic Scientific-Pandeists
. The goal of the church is to promote Freedom, Knowledge and Community, if possible through technology and we also think past knowledge is important too. We are slowly forming as a non-profit where the goal is to semi-mimic the mega churches that buy shopping malls
, only we have no plans of tearing the buildings down to build up some gawdy building where people compare the clothes others are wearing; we'll simply convert them to things far more useful to the community, like homeless shelters, pay-what-you-can-afford restaurants, community health centers, schools where real-world knowledge is taught..and lots and lots more..
I've been training in various martial arts since I was 4 years old and Jeet Kune Do since the late 1980's. I am now ranked as a Full Instructor. I plan on teaching self-defense through the church's health center to aid the community in being able to better defend themselves and loved ones.
"Which would you prefer, a computer or a gun? The sharks outlived the dinosaurs, you know." -- Lard 'The Power of Lard'
Some topics for my public circles are
#homebrew ( #beer , #wine , #mead ),
#hamradio aka #amateurradio ,
Antique #MercedesBenz restoration
I don't really do a lot of social networking involving #martialarts or #JeetKuneDo / #JKD but if you've got something to say, I'll listen.
If you are interested in being put in any of these circles, + me in a request. If you don't put in a request then I can't promise that you'll be put in my circles quickly.
If you really can't stand something I or someone else has to say, you can always uncircle or even block me/them; most of us won't take it personally, especially if you don't grandstand about having done it.