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#apple brought maybe 1000 people to march. #salesforce close to that.

+Red Hat​, time to step up our game.

#sfpride2016 #iamredhat +Scott McCarty#RHSummit
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Unintended consequences.
w/ +Monica Warner

http://www.over-educated.com/vigilante-internet-witch-hunt-ever-answer/
...see also...
"I am not Todd Warner the Charlotte Racist"
https://plus.google.com/+ToddWarner/posts/g9d1xoDJH4V

The message that was lost in this mess was:
AirBnB's model really allows for the worst of humanity to boldly express itself. This incident will likely force AirBnB to change its policies. That being said, policies only sweep some of that ugliness back under the carpet again.
The past 24 hours have taught me a lot. Is a vigilante Internet witch-hunt ever the right method? Is the message more important that the possible ripple effects? These are questions I never really had to think about until today. I think it’s a broad spectrum, and there are few ways to ever know if …Continue Reading...
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Nick Offerman, Woodworking, and Wendell Berry.

Nick Offerman on his favorite author, woodworking, and moving away from Ron Swanson.
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Perfect!
And yet, so many still don't understand how science works.
 
Every Baby knows the scientific method
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What a strange and wonderful thing. Congratulations to the happy couple.

#redhat #summit #rhsummit #iamredhat

The open source, free software world is a community. And Red Hat is truly a different kind of company. A full member of that community.
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#RedHat Summit! I am in you!

#rhsummit
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You trimmed your beard for the occasion!
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Brilliant!
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IMPORTANT: I am not "Todd Warner the Charlotte Racist"

Folks. Don't join vigilante mobs. They more often than not hang the wrong person. Today, I became the victim of mob justice, spurred on by bloggers and twitterers.

There is a Todd Warner, in Charlotte, that posted something hateful and ugly. I.e. He is a bigot. And then a blogger ... blogged about it and "outed" him, assuming that all human beings are rational and responsible. That assumption of course, was a mistake.

Unfortunately, I am far more google-able than this bartender in Charlotte (there are actually a lot of Todd Warners), and now The Internet is attacking me, my wife, my employer, her agency, etc. etc.

THIS IS BAD!!!! PLEASE!!!! WE ARE NOT THIS GUY!!!!

The blog post: http://www.over-educated.com/racism-in-america

Please be mindful. And if you did post something somewhere, please try to reverse it. This is having all kinds of negative effects, reputation-wise, but also potentially financially.

* The Carolina Bee Company is us and not him.
* "Monica Warner - Go Realty" is my wife, and not him http://monicawarner.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/MonicaWarnerRealEstate/
* I work for #RedHat -- that other guy does not work for Red Hat.

Please stop attacking the wrong people. Thank you.

-todd

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=== IMPORTANT UPDATE ===

Other Todd Warners are being harassed. Yup! The indiscriminate nature of the Internet has no bounds. So, now that I have addressed this issue, the same mob who scapegoat anyone without a trial, are harassing other Todd Warners.

So, here's a helpful idea: Don't join vigilante mobs. Their ability to harm more than help is almost guaranteed.</rant>

w/ +Monica Warner



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Added an update at the end of the post... Folks, don't just take your anger to the NEXT Todd Warner on the list. Don't be That Person.
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“If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, is it a duck?” said Peel. “Sometimes, but other times it could be surimi.”

Humans are so disappointing.

[Note: This runs a tad long. Apologies, but I had to get it out. If you are impatient, just read the article. It's outstanding.]

Having now worked within the world of agriculture and food production for over a decade, none of this (re:the article) is surprising. We have encountered so much fraud that it has shaken our faith in humanity in general. This is what we have discovered in the world of food and agriculture:

If a company is sizable, they are lying. If a company is small, they are likely lying. If a company is a micro-enterprise or sole proprietorship, the odds are higher that they may actually be telling the truth, but they are also probably lying.

And government regulation only enables this behavior because it gives a structure to the dishonesty. Oh, we can have a label that says "salmon" but it can be legally anything and that label can look all US-government official? Awesome! ...or somesuch.

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On an average week, 530,000 head of cattle are processed in the United States, he said. Fewer than 12,000 of them are naturally raised and antibiotic free.

Fewer than 12,000!?! WTF! Probably 10% of those are Polyface and White Oak Pastures. I know there is a dude working on taking Polyface-like to very large scale, but still. Geez. That is dismal. Only 12,000. That's what happens, folks, when the taxpayer heavily subsidizes industrial agriculture.

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The only way to know your food is what it says it is by growing or raising it yourself. That's the bottomline. Or, you develop a relationship with a local farmer and when you buy something, you look them in the eye and ask "did you produce, raise, harvest this?" Ask them how operate. I.e., Exactly how did they grown, raise, harvest that food? Ask if they have a document or webpage explaining their operations. Every farmer should have something like this http://www.carolinabees.com/about/best-practice/ explaining their practices. I think we are the only ones that do that I know of. I'm here to tell you, that even with all that... even some "farmers" will straight up lie

I have been reluctant to post stories like this because being in the honey business, we try not to call out our fellows -- the backlash for "snitching" can be severe. We try to police ourselves by shaming known scoundrels. Alas, shaming has limited to no effect. And often such efforts are championed by key people (single points of failure) -- the one person making a difference in North Carolina, for example, passed away recent. He has no successor that I know of.

So, what encouragement can I give you? I guess I just hope to lift the veil of BS from folk's eyes and alert you to the fact that no matter how crunchy, earth-loving, hip, young, idealistic, and seemingly honest that restaurateur or food market owner is... if there is a dollar to be made, the odds they are lying about something or everything, is very very high.

Does any of this matter? It should. It hides tremendous taxpayer fraud and continues the lie about the actual cost of food. And it significantly damages your local economy. More importantly, at the macro-level, it holds us back from regenerative agriculture -- agriculture with the long view that can actually feed the planet. It holds us back actually moving forward with an improved environmental footprint.

Trust no one. Ask questions. And encourage documented process. Seek food sources with as few middle-men in the process as possible. Do I have hope? Not really. More regulation / less regulation will not matter and Joe-Sixpack only cares very occasionally. He doesn't want to be the one that shoulders the cost until the whole industry rights itself. And of course, the general public is apathetic about anything of importance anyway. The only person you can trust is yourself. A tad depressing bookend to this diatribe, but... there we are.

Outstanding article and investigative journalism.

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+The Carolina Bee Company - +Monica Warner #Fraud #Agriculture #Food #Epicurian #SupplyChain #Blockchain
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I am hoping that supply chain associated innovations like blockchain-tech will allow people to start auditing... nearly everything.

http://boingboing.net/2016/04/18/understand-the-blockchain-in-t.html
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Yes! Universal Time! Let's do this!
While we're at it, let's also get everyone in the metric system already!
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This would be awesome.
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WARNING: You are throwing your money away if you use these guys. 10 years of twice yearly inspections did not catch the duct-work problems which led to moisture problems, which has led to a repair bill of upwards of $40,000. When their inspectors crawl under your house apparently, they do next to nothing. And, after asking around... that is the consensus from other home owners and the home contractors we know and trust. Apparently, it is also a prevalent problem with other similar companies. What a scam. Folks: Use referrals and get a 2nd opinion periodically. The folks crawling under your house are not necessarily "A" students, if you know what I mean... even in their chosen field. And "service" seems to be an unfamiliar term. So angry it hurts.
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Great breakfast. A great southern food place - you can even get brains and eggs! :) [UPDATE] The owner got ahold of me when this review in a prior edit slammed them for pretty horrible coffee. He said he would look into the coffee situation. Well, I have gone back and coffee is much improved. Good job Big Ed's! So, go visit Big Ed's. Good food. Decent coffee. Great atmosphere. And heck, they have eggs and brains! How can you go wrong? :) Note: only reviewed breakfast, since that is the only meal I have experienced there.
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They came out to check the furnace. And did some work. The charged us extra charges that we didn't purchase. They credited our account. . . . . They came back out... and charged us AGAIN. And we went around and around with them. . . . . Long story short. We have had a number of other experiences with them that we have found sub-par and there has always been some sort of inability to charge us appropriately. The "mistakes" have alway been in their favor -- coincidence? Maybe. . . . . So we canceled our relationship with them. We were fed up. . . . . Now they call us over and over and over, nearly every week trying to get us to come back on board and schedule a service check. On every occasion we have told them that "not interested, please stop calling. Really. We mean it this time." . . . . Something about their processes is utterly broken, and their service is mixed... at best. . . . . And then... the stories started to trickle in from some of our friends and colleagues. Many of them have had the same experience, but even worse. Extra charges that were not ordered. Advice that upon second opinion were obvious means to upsell unneeded services and more. . . . . So, incompetence and potentially a shady operation. We do not recommend.
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Two years in a row now, we have chosen Vintage Inn for a weekend getaway right around our anniversary. The Inn is meticulously maintained and very comfortable to just "hang out" and read, or converse or whatever. There is plenty of space to stretch out however many people are there. The breakfasts are spectacular. Lemme repeat. Spectacular. Sandy and Chip (the proprietors) are great people who love what they do and take pride in ensuring you are well taken care of and have a great / relaxing time. Additionally, they know the area extremely well, and can help you explore the region. Recommend.
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Gene is either a shady character or simply more than a bit dim. In either case, we do not recommend his services. The summary: We fell in love with a house. He was the selling agent (and part owner). Even though he was gruff with us from the beginning of our conversations with him, we felt good about the home, though we were wondering at his demeanor. We made an offer. Someone else made an offer and he accepted it (without telling our agent that an offer was even made -- illegal? potentially). The reason he gave? The other buyer didn't need an appraisal for financing. The irony was: neither did we (we could have paid well over asking in cash if we wanted to -- and we were prepared to). But he wouldn't know... because he sold the house to this other person, essentially for a song (pre-arranged sale?). So, either he was doing something underhanded, or was merely incompetitent... in either case, this case does not put him in a favorable light if you are ever looking to use him to buy or sell a home. *We do not recommend.*
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So far, we have had a negative experience with this branch. We have used it once, but it seems our experience was not unusual... In both cases (pickup and dropoff), though the published opening times of the branch are at 8am, the staff has failed to show up on time -- like within 30 minutes or more. Upon return of the car... they didn't show up within even the first hour (never mind our scheduled pickup and dropoff were at 8am and 8:30am respectively). And judging from the reactions of the attached to auto-repair shop, this is an extremely common occurrence. So, our recommendation: Take your business elsewhere. This branch is utterly unprofessional and unreliable and will cost you time, which like in our case, may also cost you money as well. If only I could bill them for the cost to us. *sigh* UPDATE: Enterprise (a manager) called us, apologized and acknowledged that they have a systemic issue to deal with. So... Thank you, Enterprise. Maybe this issue will be resolved.
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