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Van Jones on disproportionate drug arrests and convictions. #CONAN
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Even the servers it colocates (!) says new doc detailing Alphabet sub's security secrets
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Bad day for the Fourth Reich: Founder of popular alt-right blog The Right Stuff resigns after foes expose him
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"First, I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action"; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a "more convenient season." Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection."

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
Letter From a Birmingham Jail, 1963

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E bemoaning the butternut squash prepared with butter, sugar and cinnamon: "It tastes like the medicine we put on my butt!"

I can tell you, with authority, it does not taste anything like A&D ointment, nor any other butt paste used to treat butt hurt.
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+David Archer​​​ So my 5 yr old says. I suspect he was aiming to express the yuckiness he tasted rather than being accurate in his flavor profiling. We have a "no butt/poop/pee talk" agreement at the dinner table but when there is a serious yuck situation, people forget to mind their manners.
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Systems running the Windows 10 Anniversary Update were shielded from two exploits even before Microsoft had issued patches for them, its researchers have found.
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+Sara Voye​ you might find this interesting.
If your mom had to run through the name of everyone in the family, including the dog, before hitting yours, it's probably because you're all in a mental folder labeled "loved ones."
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Well, well, well, lookie here.

Michigan Mayor Jim Foats has been caught on audio tape using the n-word, comparing black people to “chimps” and calling old women “dried-up cunts.”
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"But it is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society. These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellions to get attention. And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it America has failed to hear?...It has failed to hear that the promises of freedom and justice have not been met. And it has failed to hear that large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice and humanity."

—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
“The Other America,” 1968
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I'm still working on some things.
Getting On With The Introduction
My use of this Google+ account is personal, amateur and likely offensive.

If you think you know me and where I work - you are wrong. You have me mistaken with a Thom that has thrived as an IT professional since 1997. That ain't me.

I know that Thom - we share a resemblance but he is way more boring and responsible.

For all anyone knows, I am a fictional character created for one or more people's entertainment and/or vexation.

Does that excuse my excesses? Probably not. I try to walk in love - sometimes I don't do so well.

I like class based delimiters of language (fuck you vs. you're fired), long elaborate setups mixed with esoteric punchlines, fart jokes in Old & Middle English (as long as that shits translated), taking photographs with my phone, gadgets, Android, reading about hacking, sci-fi, watching the watchers, judging the judgers, being the fool, donkeys, rhinos, monkeys, being a dad, engaging narrative in my native tongue ...

Spent a lot of time contrasting & road testing Christianity, Westernized Buddhism, my take on Taoism & Atheism as belief systems. You might say each system contributed to my experiments with truth.

I want more than flip hipster humor. Cooler than thou types - it's okay - one day you'll understand.

I am an ass.
Bragging rights
maybe one day. until then. mayonnaise
  • Lee University
    English Literature, Interpersonal Communications, Theology & Philosophy, 1990 - 1994
    Interpersonal & Group communication theory, English Literature, Composition, Literary Journalism (as a study and a practice), print publishing (newspaper & periodicals,) Oratory & Rhetoric, Copy writing, Creative writing, Christian Canonical Text studies & Christian Theology, comparative religious studies, modern philosophy.
  • University of Memphis
    Fiction Writing, Chinese Philosophy, 1996 - 1996
    Wrote and criticized short stories, studied Chinese philosophers mainly from the Confucian school and Taoist school of thought. Also audited a magazine production class and hung around the school newspaper some.
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I don't like talking on the phone - not time shiftable and not text based., Love video conferencing if the audio, video and lighting are acceptable., So - message me via Google Plus. Let's talk.
This is my personal profile. I sometimes act a donkey. You will not be contacting me at work using this information. :) If you know me well enough, you will know how to contact me in RL
Being Occupied
I'm good with words. I can be an excellent, even diplomatic, communicator in various styles, vernaculars, points of view. Not so good at group think, getting along or accepting my own failures. I'm working on being more gracious and nurturing. I'm good at thinking critically , empathically and strategically. I think long term, act short term and do not enjoy mid terms. I'm handy with a command prompt, a camera and textual presentation. And I'm generally pretty good at haggling prices and making deals. Technical writer, diagrammer, story teller, merry maker. I can build an elaborate Intranet to be amazingly efficient, a pleasure to use daily, serviceable for everyone in your organization and productive as fuck - as long as Sharepoint has NOTHING to do with it. I can scope projects, provide post game analysis, identify process black holes, find money synergistically, fix your SMB/SME or home network, make you laugh, question long held beliefs or assumptions, champion change, work a room and close down the bar.
  • Current Employer
    Family Man w/ a skill set, 2012 - present
  • Former Employer
    IT Director, 2004 - 2012
    Started as sys admin, became IT Manager, then IT Director. Proudest of the 802.11a PTP wireless bridge spanning 1000 ft to bridge an expansion office of 30+ ppl to our LAN. Also pretty happy with forklifted corporate communications infrastructure I built using Asterisk (VOIP telephony across the corporation including call center), Hylafax (for high volume incoming fax job ordering and automated document imaging) and Google Apps (email, corporate instant messaging, heavily utilized Intranet and document collaboration.)
  • FedEx
    Intranet Analyst & Technical Writer
  • Turner Broadcasting
    Cultural Consultant
  • Fritz Companies
    Technical Writer, Intranet Web Master, Jr. Sys Admin, Support Tech
  • An Interactive Web Agency
    Sys Admin
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CSipSimple - Android Apps on Google Play

OpenSource (GPL) project for SIP on Android. * High performances * Rewriting/filtering rules for integration with Android * SIP SIMPLE for M

Journey - Diary, Journal - Android Apps on Google Play

Capture life moments, from everyday thoughts to useful travel logs, Journey helps you to rediscover the joy of journaling through the warmth

Fox Devotee Arrested For Making Terrorist Threats – Now Arrest Fox News’...

A Fox News commenter in Washington state, Scott Anthony Orton, was finally arrested for posting terrorist threats aimed at StemExpress

DNews: Spanking Kids Makes Them Lawbreakers : DNews

Spanking misbehaving kids is a topic debated by parents everywhere. And now, with the release of a new study, there appears to be solid, sci

Straight Outta Questions

Haven't seen Straight Outta Compton yet? Well why not? Get up and go see this movie! I saw it over the past weekend and it was a really good

Meetup Event Resources

Helpful links to get you started as a host for a People for Bernie meetup!

6 features missing from the new Google Photos | Computerworld

Dear Google: Please add these features into the new Google Photos. We will love you long time.

The medieval 'New England': a forgotten Anglo-Saxon colony on the north-...

Although the name 'New England' is now firmly associated with the east coast of America, this is not the first place to be called that. In t

Drippler - Android Tips & Apps - Android Apps on Google Play

Discover the latest Android tips, top apps, new features, Android updates, cool accessories and more. Join millions of users getting the lat

Designer's Choice Interiors

Here are a couple of pieces of mine in an interior design show space, put together by Christian Nelius. To see this show room in person and

Modelling Clay and Moldable Plastic for Prototyping - MakingSociety

Learn how to use clay and moldable plastic for prototyping. Choose the best clay material for your prototypes.

#1095; The Misery Menagerie

Check out this Wondermark comic!

Why you should take another look at Google Keep, the best free organizat...

It does way more than just note taking, if you learn some of the hidden features and tricks on Android and Chrome.

Can A Human Be Frozen And Brought Back To Life?

We see it all the time in movies. A person gets frozen or put in cryosleep and then unfrozen at a later date with...

Does Gargling With Salt Water Actually Help A Sore Throat?

The gargling of salt water is an old method which was commonly used to treat sore throats. A few tablespoons of salt are mixed...

Disgruntled Wet Seal Employees Post List Of Grievances In Store Window

If there's a handwritten sign in your store's window penned by employees, odds are it's not a glowing review. Adding to the rolls of disgrun

Great food just like the Cooper Young location. More seating and more spacious at this location.
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reviewed 3 weeks ago
Best gyro in Memphis. Today I had an amazing Persian soup with all kinds of beans, mint, and flavors I couldn't identify but made my mouth very happy. The vibe feels very local and yet takes me away - a micro-vacation full of flavors you are never going to find at chain restaurants. They also have tons of craft beer both in bottles and cans and on draft.
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Love the Amazon price matching.
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139 reviews
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It's become a mini mall of brand showcases.
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First let me say that in addition to ice cream, donuts are my kryptonite. I've accidently eaten a dozen glazed donuts driving from the Krispy Kreme near Graceland into Midtown. I freaking love donuts. At least, most donuts. I really don't see why ppl go to this place other than the drive thru is more convenient than getting out of the car. Seriously, their donut stuffs taste like artificial packing peanuts covered in powdered high fructose corn syrup. Any other donut joint in town is better than Dunkin' Fauxnuts. Even gas station donuts are better.
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