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Wayne Myer
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"Thanks for a nation of finks." - William S. Burroughs

A family friend mailed me some coffee he roasted. Someone smelled "something" coming from the mailboxes and called DHS. My coffee got confiscated and is being "inspected." Really?!

This reminds me of a bike tour I was on in 2011. I had just eaten a huge burrito for lunch and went to a nearby beach to relax. I sat myself down, pulled the memory card out of my camera, put the card in my tablet, and proceeded to offload/upload my pictures from the morning. After about 15 minutes, a cop and three lifeguards came over to me and asked me to come with them quietly, and don't make a scene.

I of course refused. And demanded an explanation. They said "a woman complained that a dark-skinned man was seen sitting without a shirt, taking pictures." Are you kidding me?! 1) My cycling jersey was very much in place; 2) someone was shirtless on the beach?! The HORROR!; 3) someone was taking pictures in a public place?!!!! (I didn't even touch my camera except to remove the card)(but hey, put in more surveillance cameras everywhere); 4) he was dark-skinned?! EVERYBODY PANIC!!!

They were feeling pretty stupid by this point and the cop was really embarrassed, but just to rub it in, I showed them my really racy pictures and activities. Lunch burrito. Bicycle propped up in scenic places. And I thanked them for pandering to the paranoid. "Well... uh... you can never be too safe." Yeah, you can actually. "And you understand we have to look into these things." No, I don't. Tell the crazy, scared, paranoid suburbanite mom to go fuck herself.

And tell the person who can smell coffee to go find their own coffee. Or go beat themselves against a brick wall.
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Nope. 😡
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Okay, I know that, despite being Monday, the chances are low for my day going quite this badly. Hopefully the same for you too.
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Rather prescient and observant. A total must-watch if you can't be bothered to read the book. Wolf faults the second Bush administration rather heavily, but the trends have been present since the 50s and 60s, really taking hold under Reagan's Grenada and Iran-Contra campaigns. Specifically, Reagan's explicit efforts to do an end-run around the Abrams Doctrine and usurp power for the executive branch.

And lest you think the Obama Administration fared any better, his administration has prosecuted more whistleblowers than all administrations ever combined. The march of concentration of power in the executive branch continues unabated. The closing down of America continues and, while Wolf waxes optimistic, eight years later, I think it is actually too late.
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+Fen I was inspired to post this because of your growing cynicism in the wake of the DNC leak. Wolf talks about how the ruling elites are increasingly dismissive, even derisive, of the electorate.
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This just happened. Small moments that make it all worthwhile. #boatlife 
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He could smell you cooking up something good.
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Well, that was even more depressing than I thought it would be.
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Sad times...
My own Trader Vic's 6 Year-old Martinique Rum bottle, cir. 1960 Trader Vic’s Portland Closed Permanently Following Fire Damage Following lots of rumors ove
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This helpful error in Android Studio:
*system Cannot find System Java Compiler.

Ensure that you have installed a JDK (not just a JRE) and configured your JAVA_HOME system variable to point to the according directory.*

Yeah, that's not correct. Instead, explicitly set the path to JDK in: File > Other Settings… > Default Project Structure… > JDK location

I wasted a few hours banging my head on this one. Hopefully this spares someone a shred of pain.

#android #androidstudio
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Ever feel like a frog in a pot of water? 
Here in the U.S., we have food safety regulations — a lot of them. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for making sure processed foods (and a bunch of other stuff) adhere to…
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Oh, good. My fear of missing out was really starting to whisper to me. Glad I can just tune that one out. Now, if more people would freaking stop using FB as their party planning platform, we could actually send FB a message to stop this jackassery.
Facebook is going to start forcing ads to appear for all users of its desktop website, even if they use ad-blocking software.
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+Wayne Myer that's some young whippersnapper shit right there, yo!
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Some test pics off my new dive camera; this is a whole new ballgame after using a GoPro for so long. This is some early spring growth on my dock. #scuba #boatlife
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Sweet pics
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REALLY?! Some things never change regardless of the office.
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Just lazy.
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Somebody please tell me this is a joke with a punchline to be revealed in a few days.
The president of Emory University has met with 40 to 50 student demonstrators who said they were concerned and frightened after someone wrote 'Trump 2016' .
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Awesome cook, long-distance cyclist, and a software engineer that likes to make hardware cry "uncle."
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Knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing, foul-mouthed, ill-tempered, barely smarter than a bag of broken hammers, slightly more fun than a kidney stone, and better looking than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.
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Able to ride my bicycle very long distances without any support and without sleeping.
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Good coffee, friendly and attentive service, tasty baked goods worth the calories (although nothing that I would make a special trip to get). Plenty of space. Bright and airy feeling. Good Wi-Fi. Downsides: design of the customer area gets very noisy with just a few people, lack of outlets.
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reviewed a week ago
Stellar food, craft cocktails. You cannot go wrong here. I highly suggest The Burger, which is my favorite burger anywhere, including my own kitchen.
Public - 4 weeks ago
reviewed 4 weeks ago
Diligent, friendly staff, facilities are cleaned daily and well maintained, good breakwater, rational policies, strong sense of community, and walkable to everything you might need. Ample parking. Could use proper bike racks. Laundry room is what I've come to expect of all marinas, which is to say a little pricey and as likely to ruin your clothes as not. Coin-op showers, so remember your quarters.
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Excellent selection of beers on tap, great cocktails, friendly staff, service starts good even when they get really busy, decent food
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Attentive friendly service, despite being an order-at-the-counter kind of place. Bland food. Bland salsa. The corn tortillas are really gummy. None of the meats or beans have any flavor. I had three each of the carne asada and carnitas tacos. I only managed to eat them because I was so hungry and didn't have time to go elsewhere.
Public - 4 weeks ago
reviewed 4 weeks ago
Finally! Great Mexican food in Anacortes that also doesn't cost a ridiculous amount. This hidden gem is easy to miss if you didn't know where to look. I had the fish tacos and carnitas tacos; my lunch companion had the carne asada burrito. The flavors are great, the quality and assembly is stellar, the staff are super friendly and attentive. I will be going back a lot more and exploring the menu in depth. Make sure to try their chile oil (Arbol peppers, I believe); the flavor is amazing.
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Affordable, no frills, well appointed, friendly staff, convenient without being in the center of everything.
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