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Russell Miller
Works at Nike, Inc. (ETW)
Attended University of Toledo
Lives in Portland, Oregon
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"each new morn
New widows howl, new orphans cry, new sorrows
Strike heaven on the face"
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A few of these are common sense.  Most are an oversensitive reaction to political correctness.  Sigh.
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"Regardless of your position [on same sex marriage], do not forget that gay people are people that Jesus Christ came to love and die for."
New to B4? Here you will find information on Beaverton Foursquare and what we have to offer as a church. Check it out · About Us. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Hebrews 13:8. What We Believe · What to Expect · Pastor Randy Remington · Worship · Staff List ...
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There are many ways to read this.  I think it may mean that the pendulum has swung about as far as it's going to and is starting to swing back.  I think this is good news.

However, it's based on telephone interviews.  Did they only call land-lines?  That could be a huge skew.

h/t +Anne-Marie Clark , my favorite lawyer.
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Yes.  I am particularly heartened by the idea that the majority of people are seeing how bad the ideas of the radical right and left are.
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Well, now we know how much a waaaaaambulance costs.
 
Devastating emotional wreckage from being told no by somebody.
Devastating emotional wreckage from being told no by somebody.
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It'll bite them in the ass at some point.  It always does.
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How many Christians will bother hanging around gay people for a while...

And how many gay people will bother hanging around Christians?  I mean really hang around them, not just "tolerate their delusions", but get to know them as people?

People lose their humanity sometimes in the pursuit of an unattainable happiness...
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Oh FUCK this.
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Australia, Australia, Australia, Australia, we love you, amen!
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Sometimes, I just say... why???
New submitter mjvzb writes: Ever wish compiling was more fun? Well, I recently implemented Tetris as a C++ template metaprogram (code at Github). The game is played by recompiling its source, taking player input by compiler flag. The runtime program is only needed to print the game screen to the con...
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I request that anyone who comes across this link click on it and read it in its entirety.  And then I request that you turn off the computer, sit down for a half hour, and think carefully about what you just read.

And then I suggest you pray to whatever deity you hold dear that this kind of brokenness is done away with for good.  From the perspective of my beliefs - this is why I hate sin.  It breaks people.
“They call it the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.” –George Carlin
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Very well written.
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I almost never ask questions of anyone anymore.  I used to.  And the answers I got tended to be far too much information, and I asked for it.  Sigh.
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+guy laurent me too..
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...  After last week, I'm surprised anyone still has me circled.  Thanks for keeping me around.

I hope no one's gotten the idea that I'm some kind of Westboro Baptist freak.  There are certain words that I would never, ever use, and certain ways of thinking about people that I consider absolutely abhorrent.  I have no hatred or ill-will towards anyone, no matter what they do or say.  (some people I don't like, but that's because they're assholes, not because of anything else they do).

I just believe there is a right, and there is a wrong, and that sometimes what seems right isn't.  I can't tell people what to do or force them to do or not do things, but I can speak.  I'm good at speaking.  I'm not always right, but I think am more often than not.  And sometimes speaking what's right isn't the same thing as speaking what's popular.

Ultimately, though, it's all in God's hands.  I think he will be far more merciful than we think, but ultimately, each and every one of us is going to have a choice presented to us.  Some will choose wisely.  Some will not.  And the old adage about "leading a horse to water" is as true now as it ever was.

The Supreme Court made a very bad decision last week.  I don't really care about what the result was.  The process was bad.  It was not legally sound and it reeked of using specious reasoning to get to a place that they wanted to be, instead of starting from law and working to the result.  It was the definition of judicial activism.  I would feel the same if they'd made as bad a decision and got the other result.  It was just an awful precedent and we're going to be digging out from this particular fallacious reasoning for years and years.

But I guess if it got the result people wanted, it's worth it.  And that, my friends, is why I weep for this country.  We've forgotten why we're here and what we stand for.  The courts have stopped being about rule of law and have started being about rule of I feel that should be right, so it is.  That's dangerous no matter what side of the aisle you're on.

All the rainbows...  celebrating destruction.  Not even of themselves.  Not even of marriage.  Of something far more fundamental.  It's funny for a group of people who claim to value rationality so highly, they'll toss it out the window at the drop of a hat if that'll get them what they want.

But I'm not sad anymore.  Life will go on.  But at some point dissent will become something that they feel should not be right, and that's when it all falls apart, and that's why last week was so dangerous.

But it's time to move on, I suppose.  I hope I don't have to say "I told you so" in a couple of years.  But I know that I will.
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I am glad your around even when we disagree.. I respect the thought you give to your position and the respect you give to others..
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I ate beans for lunch.

This was a bad idea.

I'm glad I'm single, because I would be anyway after tonight.
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holy crap.  ...  literally.
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Systems engineer/developer
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Linux, UNIX, Arduino, hardware, piano, C, C++, perl (and most scripting languages)
Employment
  • Nike, Inc. (ETW)
    Platform Automation Engineer, 2015 - present
    ETW (this means I'm a contractor).
  • Intel Corporation
    System Administrator, 2013 - 2015
  • UTi Worldwide
    Principal Software Engineer, 2012 - 2013
  • Jive Software
    SaaS Operations Engineer, 2011 - 2012
  • Specific Media
    Systems Engineer, 2010 - 2011
  • Shopzilla
    Systems Engineer, 2007 - 2010
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Portland, Oregon
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Le Mars, Iowa - Toledo, Ohio - Colorado Springs, Colorado - Agoura Hills, California - Tustin, California - West Linn, Oregon - Aloha, Oregon
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Keeping Portland Weird since 2011
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I live in Portland, OR.

Look, here's the deal.  You'll either like me or not.  I don't really care either way.  Circle me, don't circle me, whatever.  Me, I'm pretty choosy about who gets to be in my circles and you have to really impress me to make that cut.

And I reserve the right to mute, uncircle, or block for any or no reason.  G+ is a nice, friendly, and not very safe place, and I am treating it accordingly.

What will certainly make me block, though is disrespect, trolling, uncivil behavior, and the like.  Just don't do it.  I don't like it.

Otherwise, I'm pretty friendly. :)

OK, here's one other thing I might as well just get out of the way.  I'm a Christian.  I'm proud of being a Christian.  I like to think I'm a pretty cool one - I keep to myself, I'm not a fundamentalist, I basically live and let live.  But I am.  I'll post about it sometimes.

I don't like obnoxious atheism on my stream.  If I see it (and I'm contrasting that with serious questions and thoughtful comment, which I like, atheist or whatever) I'm uncircling or blocking you.  I'm not going to ask questions anymore.

I hate it when people post paragraphs like the ones I just did but I have to.  It's far too toxic.
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I'm an ordained minister, and a pretty good pianist.
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  • University of Toledo
    Piano Performance, 1993 - 1995
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This place does a good job - if you can stand the wait. I went this morning at 11 AM and after about 15 minutes of waiting and barely moving (I didn't event talk to one of the guys) I just pulled out. They even put little blue cones next to the line to discourage people leaving. Went to a competing place, and they had me in and out in that time. I'm probably just going to the other place from now on - time is money and I feel like they're wasting mine.
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