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I hate to break this to you Republicans, but your candidate is full-blown batshit crazy.
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+John Henry Very true! If Satan was running for office the Republican voters would vote for him just in protest of how they party failed them. I talked to one person that said he was going to vote for Trump to punish the GOP leaders and to show the Republican voters are the ones ultimately in charge.

Democrats are also not happy how the candidate selection process is working out. When the campaign started; no one knew who Bernie Sanders was. So many democrats said they would vote for Hillary before she even announced she was running. She came out of the gate with half the race won. Later people learned more about Sanders and like his message much better. Hillary has too much baggages that can be used against her. Sanders on the other hand is nearly squeekly clean. The problem is the way the selection process works, Sanders had no path to a victory. Remember, he's a party outsider just like Trump is. The Democrat voters are protesting the DNC's rules that they are designed to elect the insiders of the party and while giving the outsiders a platform, they really are not going to be selected.
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Although couched in political terms, this post makes an interesting point about what the news cycle might be doing to us. It's well-known the humans respond to negative information much more intensely than they do to positive information. It's just how we evolved, and it's a well-known cognitive bias.

We constantly hear about horrible things happening all the time now. What is this doing to us? Right now the news is flooded with a horrible abduction that took place in Northern California. In a different era we probably wouldn't have known about it - it would have been local or regional news.

This is also likely that "hack" that Donald Trump tapped into. People think that horrible but rare events, like airplane crashes, are likely to happen to them. Terrorist attacks are terrible, but let's face it, those people are more likely to croak because of their cheeseburgers.
Last week my 16-year-old son and I were talking about my exploits as a teenager. My son said, “Dad, things were so less uptight when you were a kid. What happened?” My initial response to him was:
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Seriously +blue collar Coming back with a sock puppet? I still have no interest in your opinions, which have absolutely nothing to do with the post. Please go away.
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Thank goodness, President Trump will be ending the California drought.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told California voters Friday that he can solve their water crisis, declaring, "There is no drought."
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+Elizabeth Halloway​ I think it is a bot
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Oh, that is kinda mean, but I want one.
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oh, I thought it was a really lazy way of saying, "Hold door" whoops!
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Windows 7 or 10?. I am shopping for a new laptop but money is tight so I was thinking of buying a refurbished Lenovo Thinkpad. The model is a few years old, but they have a tough keyboard and a reputation as good "work horse" machines. When I first saw them advertised, they came with Windows 7 and that was fine with me - an older machine with a stable operating system.

Now I noticed some of the places that sell these refurbished machines give you the options of what operating system you want - Windows 7 or Windows 10. You have to pay for them to be installed, but they both cost the same - $30.

My gut still says go with 7, but my gut isn't always right. I really don't like Microsoft shenanigans like this.

All things being equal - and in this situation they are, which operating system would you go with?
Horrible customer service. I dread waking up tomorrow morning because I X-ed out of the reminder today, as I've done for months now, not knowing they changed the behavior. I don't have time to deal with incompatible drivers and software right now.

Yes, I know, but I like my PCs so don't bother going there. I used Apple for years in past.
Microsoft has a sneaky new way of tricking Windows 7 and Windows 8 to upgrade to Windows 10...
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Now I recall correctly my BSOD appeared when I had to reboot after installing a trial version of Windows Office.
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I'm at Quivari Basin- riding home on my bicycle after a night of partying. It's so peaceful here.
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Well that's disappointing - it was such a badass weapon.
What if I were to tell you that a weapon that you've seen in books, movies and museums wasn't actually real?
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+Marina Complex​ Are you a bot?
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Interesting backstory on Google's pending sale of Boston Dynamics. Sounds like Google didn't know what they wanted.
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Interesting backstory on Google's pending Ghé thăm nhà mình nhé+Rob Gordon
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New! "Member Discussion" Category. As those of you who have been here a while know, this community has been plagued with "link dumping" - in fact, all communities on Google+ have this problem. People have been conditioned to think their best role on business networks like this is to "post stuff" or to "give advice" to show everyone how smart they are.

In reality, we value members who make good comments more than we do posters, and we love posts that are just plain old text more than ones with huge images or links that direct you out of the community.

Unfortunately, the design of Google Communities gives text posts the short shift - the get buried by the larger link and image posts. To address this, our new top level category will be "Member Discussion" - where you can post questions to fellow entrepreneurs - which was the one of the original intentions of this community.

I have done my best to make it super obvious that links aren't allowed in this category so any with links will be removed. If a moderator is feeling benevolent, and if they are working on a desktop, they may change categories for you, however since this isn't even possible om mobile, the likelihood is that is will just be removed.

I hope this change works to foster more and better discussions here.


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thank you Rob, much needed.
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Well that's comforting.
The aging American nuclear arsenal still relies on ancient 8-inch floppy disks according to a new report fro the Government Accountability Office. The study, titled “Federal Agencies Need to Address Aging Legacy Systems,” is definitely an understatement. “Agencies reported using several systems that have components that are, in some cases, at least 50 years old,” the report …
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OMG It should all be in the cloud! :O
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Mayer will get $55 million if she gets fired. Wouldn't it be nice to get a big chunk money for getting fired?
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I read this - it sucks. She was a bad selection by ...... the people who
are blaming her for lack of performance. Unfortunate that these decision
makers took so long to see the problem and now do not take responsibility
for the bad decision.
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I'm kinda hammered, but I think I'll have a taco before I go home 
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Good idea!
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I'm a friendly and outgoing guy, currently single, living near the beach area of San Diego.    I like meeting smart and creative people and want as much positive energy in my life as I can possibly get.  

There probably won't be much rhyme or reason to the posts I make here.  Sometimes I write about things going on in my life, other times I post business or political material, and sometimes I like things that are spiritual or related to self  improvement and personal growth - and I almost always like things that are funny or off beat.

I grew up in the American Midwest - Michigan, so I have the common attribute of being a little slow to make friends but then doing my best to hang onto them as long as I can.  I am an open book, but it still takes a while to get to know me  Once you have my trust though I will have your back.  I am fiercely loyal to my friends. 

My nationality is Irish so I like a good stiff drink now and again, and have a penchant for dive bars.   At the same time, I am also trying to get more health and fitness oriented and am working on my own personal growth.  I don't think we should ever stop growing.

Politically, I am a progressive libertarian - figure that one out.  I like yoga but also martial arts.  I am shy but outgoing - open minded but skeptical - tough but sensitive.  I am a patriotic American who considers himself to be a world citizen,  I am nonbeliever on a spiritual path.   Yes, I am a contradiction. 

Business Interests

I have a several different business interests, ventures and practice areas.  Since I am self-employed, I have used the "employment" section of this profile to describe my two major practice areas: Project Acceleration Services and Content Creation Services, as well as two of my ventures: World Startups and the California Trade Network.  These are active and current so contact me if any interest you.or if you see a way we might work together.   My other business interests include:
  • Entrepreneurial Collaboration
  • Small Business Development
  • Startup Venture Acceleration
  • Open Source Development
  • Collaborative Technologies
  • International Business & Trade
  • New Economy / Self-Employed
  • California Economy and Politics


I run several different communities here on Google+ - some are large and well established, some are small and experimental - all are intended to get people working together for mutual benefit.

Entrepreneurs, Self-Employed, and Small Business.  This is a large and growing public community - more than 60,000 members now -  that I founded for entrepreneurs, small business owners, startup founders and the self employed  It provides a platform where entrepreneurs from all around the world can meet, share information, engage in discussions and sometimes cooperate for mutual benefit.   Some have told me it is the best managed business community on Google+. All are welcome no matter how small or humble the business or venture. 

Virtual Brain Trust Cooperative.  A private community here on Google+ called the "Virtual Brain Trust Cooperative" where we each volunteer of offer a small amount of our extra "brain power" to help each other advance in our lives, business or careers.  

Personal Growth, Self-Improvement & Life Balance.  An open discussion of personal growth and self improvement in all its aspects, from the pragmatic, to the ethereal.  Includes discussions about self improvement, personal effectiveness, psychology, philosophy, neuroscience and even spirituality - anything that involves growing to our full potential and leading better lives.    

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"He attacked everything in in life with a mixture of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence and it was often difficult to tell which was which".
Douglas Adams, "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy"

"All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you... But first, they must catch you"
Richard Adams, Watership Down

"Your mind. Your slow, plodding, tenacious mind. There has never been one quite like it, in all the history of the world. Perhaps in the history of creation." 
Stephen King - the Gunslinger.

DISCLAIMER:  I use Google+ as my personal micro-blog to post "whatever I want".   If you are offended by unconventional political and business ideas, unpopular opinions that sometimes go against the crowd, irreverent views about religion and morality, or a lack of respect for the status quo, I suggest that you not follow me.  While I am not totally insensitive to cultural norms, I will not "self censor" to accommodate anyone here.  In addition, I occasionally post material that is only appropriate for adults here so don't follow me if you are underage or might be offended by such materials.  See also: photo and image sharing policy:

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