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Simon Skiles
Works at Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
Attended Colorado State University
Lives in Siletz, OR
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This is one hell of a selfie

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Kirk sends Kirk a letter...details at http://bit.ly/1h4czzu
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Awesome news: Scientists from NASA just announced the first verified discovery of an Earth-sized planet inside the "habitable zone" of another star.

A habitable zone is defined as the range of distances from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. You can read more about the discovery here: http://www.nasa.gov/ames/kepler/nasas-kepler-discovers-first-earth-size-planet-in-the-habitable-zone-of-another-star/#.U1AZ1lVdXzh

So, who wants to go to Kepler-186f? <_raises hands_>
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Ceres and Vesta Converge in Virgo, Watch it Happen With Just Binoculars

Don’t let them pass you by. Right now and continuing through July, the biggest and brightest asteroids will be running on nearly parallel tracks in the constellation Virgo and so close together they’ll easily fit in the same binocular field of view. 

Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/111280/ceres-and-vesta-converge-in-virgo-watch-it-happen-with-just-binoculars/#ixzz2zAP15Zba
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79 Years Ago Today In Radio History Today:
April 17, 1935: 'Lights Out' first nationwide broadcast on NBC
http://www.oldradio.org/2014/04/april-17-1935-lights-out-first.html
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#space #Mars #MER

So fresh and so clean. A selfie by +NASA's Opportunity rover shows clean solar panels thanks to recent wind.

The added energy is being used to inspect the western rim of Endeavour Crater to learn about wet environments on ancient Mars. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1r2Jw4W
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#news   #space   #exoplanets  

First Earth-size planet in the "habitable zone" discovered by +NASA's Kepler mission. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1itJMsQ
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  • Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
    GIS Planner, 2012 - present
  • Bureau of Land Management
    Cartographic Technician, 2008 - 2012
  • Northrop Grumman
    GIS Technician, 2007 - 2008
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Siletz, OR
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Perrydale, OR - Portland, OR - Chiloquin, OR - Springfield, OR - Avon Park, FL - Tucson, AZ - Tullahoma, TN - Lakewood, CO - Lincoln City, OR - Bryson City, NC - Bellingham, WA - Oregon City, OR - Forest Grove, OR - Albany, OR - Los Angeles, CA
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Author of the Memoirs of a Unicorn eBook series, available on Amazon and Google Play.
Introduction
  • My wife is +Bailey Skiles
  • I am Unicorn Otherkin
  • Amateur radio operator, callsign N7VTD
  • Interests: Astronomy, meteorology, travel, Unicorns, otherkin, writing, gold prospecting, organic farming, video games, woodworking.

If you want fluff and political correctness, un-circle me now. If you want interaction with someone who genuinely cares about you as an intelligent being, let's talk.

I support these two systems (defined by Wikipedia), because no one should have to suffer so that someone else can advance.

welfare state is a concept of government in which the state plays a key role in the protection and promotion of the economic and social well-being of its citizens. It is based on the principles of equality of opportunity, equitable distribution of wealth, and public responsibility for those unable to avail themselves of the minimal provisions for a good life.

Socialism is an economic system characterised by social ownership of the means of production and co-operative management of the economy. "Social ownership" may refer to cooperative enterprises, common ownership, state ownership, citizen ownership of equity, or any combination of these.

My favorite quotes:

It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay... small acts of kindness and love.

When you're a kid, they tell you it's all...grow up. Get a job. Get married. Get a house. Have a kid, and that's it. But the truth is, the world is so much stranger than that. It's so much darker. And so much madder. And so much better.

What object is served by this circle of misery and violence and fear? It must tend to some end, or else our universe is ruled by chance, which is unthinkable.

The word impossible is only found in a dictionary of fools.
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I am an author!
Education
  • Colorado State University
    Natural Resource Stewardship, 2010 - 2012
  • Portland State University
    Geography, 2005 - 2008
  • Thurston High School
    No Major, 1989 - 1991
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July 28, 1973
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Fadeyr Ny h-Emshir
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Uno cards. We still have yet to figure it out. We don't live in that house anymore but a few years ago, I started to find green #4 uno cards

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I ate there yesterday for the first time. I had absolutely no issues with this restaurant. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable, the service was fast, and the food was good. Everything was prepared perfectly -- from the sushi to the dessert -- and I look forward to eating there again in the future. Also, the beef is grass fed and organic. I gave it four stars because it is a bit on the expensive side, even for a Japanese restaurant.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Last night, my wife, my mother, and I went to see the opening day baseball game at PK Park, the home stadium of the Eugene Emeralds. I have been a fan of this minor league team since 1990 and was looking forward to cheering them on with souvenirs and BBQ food in tow. I settled in our seats while Bailey and my mother went to get food. I placed our personal belongings on the visiting team's dugout roof in front of us. A short time later, an usher approached me and informed me we could not place our items on the roof. I removed them, figuring it was a new rule (last year this was not a problem) to prevent the stadium from being liable for damage. My mother and wife returned and we placed our food and drinks on top of the roof. By this time, other people had arrived in their seats and they were doing the same thing. Sure enough, the usher returned and told us that even food and drink were not allowed on the dugout roof. We removed them. As the game progressed, people continued to place items and food on the dugout roof, and the usher repeatedly came to tell everyone to remove the items. A second usher did this, as well, when the first realized people were not listening to her. At about inning six, the first usher returned, this time with security. Through a stare down, they succeeded in having everyone remove their food, again. Again, people placed items back on the roof once security left. By this time, thanks to the ushers and security (not to mention the awful performance by the team), I was no longer enjoying the game. Now we move into the eighth inning, and the point at which I ceased to be a fan of the Emeralds and became thoroughly disgusted by the corporate attitude of PK Park. Once again, security returned. This time, he looked at the offenders down the row and told them if they placed their items on the dugout roof again, they would be removed from the stadium. People in the row behind us asked why it really mattered and the security official told them it was to keep the place looking nice and to keep from blocking the signage (there was a phrase written across the top of the dugout). By now, people in our area are no longer watching the game. Instead, they spent the rest of the time there making fun of, and complaining about, the idiocy of such a rule. You're going to throw fans out for placing items on top of the concrete dugout roof? Really? Yet, we still aren't done with this unpleasant experience. An employee, dressed like the Phantom of the Opera, climbed onto the dugout roof to act as a sort of cheerleader for the crowd. While up there, a child of around five years old sat on the roof next to the Phantom, excited to be close to him. That did not last long when the usher returned, again, leaned over in front of me (blocking my view of the game) and told the child to get down. The game ended, the Emeralds lost embarrassingly, and my love for the team and the new stadium was gone. The constant badgering by stadium officials (including them staring down at our row, from above, for most of the game), coupled with one of the most idiotic rules I have ever come across, ruined my experience on opening day. Thanks for turning corporate, PK Park, and deciding your logos and advertisements are more important than we, the paying customers. Trying to prevent people from placing their items on the dugout roof (and the top of the concrete wall where it was not dugout) is a lost cause, especially when there is nowhere else provided to store our things. Bringing personal belongings and eating food is all part of baseball. Spectators are going to put these items wherever is most convenient. You have forgotten what the game is really about. And on Flag Day, no less. We won't be back.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
I actually never ate any of their food. When my wife and I walked in, the host greeted us by asking what he could do for us. I'm thinking to myself, "What do you mean, what can you do for us? This is a restaurant, isn't it? I'm not here to shop for tires." I told him we wanted to eat food. He asked if we had a reservation and we said no. He said it would be a 10-15 minute wait. We left and ate elsewhere, not because of the wait, but because the host at the front door was an extreme snob who treated us as if we were beneath him and a waste of his time.
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Food: Poor to fairDecor: GoodService: Poor to fair
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
A nice frozen yogurt establishment. The employee was very friendly and helpful. I would like to see other flavors than the ones they offered but, that's personal preference.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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My review pertains to a purchase my wife and I made in December 2012. I waited a few months to decide before finally writing this. We purchased a futon mattress and frame. Our mattress was supposed to have organic cotton, wool, a low VOC foam core, and organic cotton shell. It was also six inches thick and was supposed to last 3-5 years, before permanent compression would set in, with daily use and monthly rotation. We live in Siletz, Oregon and drove 138 miles, one way, so we could have a sofa that would not make us ill with toxic off-gassing and pesticides. When we brought the mattress home, we discovered there was no wool inside and the shell, while supposedly organic, carried a tag that said it was a cotton/polyester blend. We called and they told us to bring the mattress back and they would make a new one. They explained the worker, who assembled our mattress, was not very reliable and would probably not last long. My wife drove the 138 miles, one way, to return the mattress, then drove 138 miles, one way, to pick up the replacement several days later. This time it was assembled correctly and with the proper materials. However, here we are four months later and, with proper rotation, the mattress is already compressing to the frame when we sit on it as a sofa. This store does not allow refunds so we are stuck with this uncomfortable mattress until we can save enough money to buy an actual sofa that is non-toxic. We wasted hundreds of dollars on the mattress, to say nothing of the fuel spent driving back and forth between Siletz and Portland. The only reason Cotton Cloud Futons does not get one star is because they actually offer organic furniture items.
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Quality: Poor to fairAppeal: GoodService: Poor to fair
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I used to drink Silver Needle white tea from China. When I decided to stop buying everything from China, I needed a new source for my white tea. Through A Thirst for Tea, I found organic white tea from India. The price is completely reasonable and the owner sends other sample teas whenever you place an order. My orders are always shipped quickly with a handwritten thank you included. On my first purchase, I also received documentation explaining all about the tea. The owner is very friendly and seems genuinely excited about the store. I hope to buy from this business for many years to come. So that you don't think I'm a fake review, I have two things I wish A Thirst for Tea would do more: carry more organic teas and be more active on their Google+ page.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
It took some time to purchase the car, even when paying cash. This was mostly due to bank issues but, some of the delay was due to waiting for various people to do various paperwork. Overall, this dealer is clean, friendly, and helpful. I felt no sales pressure. Their price for the car was lower than every other Honda dealer in the area. They also offer a warranty incentive no one else around here does. I would buy another car from them.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago