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Mark Bainter
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Hilarious anti-history about the history of programming languages. #perl   #php   #python   #ruby   #haskell   #fortran   #lisp   #cobol   #basic   #scheme   #pascal   #prolog   #smalltalk   #ada   #javascript   #java   #scala  
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TED TALKS provides a platform for some of the most fascinating minds to share their passions and progress. In 2013, hundreds of new ideas...
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It would be nice if we had sufficient support to refuse to participate. But there are too many people who feel the need to vote for a candidate - any candidate. More than that, who need to vote for whatever trash the party they have apparently sworn allegiance to has put up - because surely he must be better than the trash the "other side" has put up.

And so the downward spiral continues...
Howard Schultz urges fellow business leaders to refuse to give money to political campaigns.
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Aren't you glad you have the government to protect your food? To make sure that your ice cream is made from pasteurized milk, or better yet - uses pre-made "ice cream mix", and that there are no real strawberries in it, but just strawberry syrup? Thank heavens there are tax-feeding fun-sucking mindless bureaucrats around to protect me from real food.
A few years ago, Kris Swanberg, having been laid-off from her job as a Chicago Public School teacher, remembered she received an ice cream maker as a wedding gift. TheChicago mom fished it out of
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You know, this presentation might be at least a little compelling if it actually came from him, instead of being a cleverly written speech someone else wrote for him that he had to read from the teleprompter. Perhaps it might help too if there was any genuineness in this speech at any of the key points. Instead, at those points that were most right, (like God not being a member of any political party) he seemed almost surprised at what he was reading.

Like most politicians, he'll say whatever it takes, and Rick in particulr knows his only real hope of taking the republican ticket is to sway the gullible evangelicals (who are sadly, way too much of the majority of that self-identifying group). People who to our great shame tend to barely have a concept of history that lasts 10 minutes, let alone six years.

I would like to think "Christian voters" had learned something from Bush and his similar antics, but I'm not so foolish and gullible myself as to think they actually have. I'm sure this calculated maneuver will give Rick the boost he was hoping for, and maybe enough to subject us to another four+ years of government expansion and rampant spending increases.

All because somewhere along the way, Christ's command to be wise as serpents and innocent as doves got muddled into "be as foolish as sheep and have the memory of a goldfish".
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He would do better to study what it is to be a christian instead of just spouting scripture that sounds good and saying that God loves you.

Even Satan believes in God. Perry doesn't mention any of the accountability of scripture at all. This is nothing other than incomplete feel-good christianity.

On another note: this isn't politically correct, but I don't know of any military members who have died defending our freedoms in a long, long time.

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"I wish it were possible to obtain a single amendment to our Constitution. I would be willing to depend on that alone for the reduction of the administration of our government to the genuine principles of its Constitution; I mean an additional article, taking from the federal government the power of borrowing." (Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to John Taylor)
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Daylight Saving Time is left-over of early 20th century. It has no purpose in this age.
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As a rule, capitalism is blamed for the undesired effects of a policy directed at its elimination. The man who sips his morning coffee does not say, "Capitalism has brought this beverage to my breakfast table." But when he reads in the papers that the government of Brazil has ordered part of the coffee crop destroyed, he does not say, "That is government for you"; he exclaims, "That is capitalism for you." (Mises)
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Warning - this video is filled with uninformed pontificating. Including the standard ignorance spewing forth from an Actor's mouth. (In this case, including a really hilarious attempt to use "paternalism" when he clearly doesn't understand what it means.) Oh - and there's some swearing too, if that bothers you.
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No one seems willing any more to say "I don't know", they all have an opinion on everything except their ignorance.

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Love this guy.... Jack just consistently hits them out of the park, time after time.
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"When the came for the potheads I did nothing, because I was not a pothead...."
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I build and create (preferably simple) solutions to complex problems.
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  • Message Systems
    Director of Technical Operations, 2011 - 2015
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    Manager, Global Email Operations, 2004 - 2011
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To suppose that whatever God requireth of us that we have the power of ourselves to do, is to make the cross and grace of Jesus Christ of no effect. (John Owen)

"Behold Your God!" is the most gracious command and the best gift of the gospel.  if we do not see Him and savor Him as our greatest fortune, we have not obeyed or believed the gospel. (Piper)

Society is produced by our wants and government by our wickedness. (Thomas Paine)

There is one good thing about Marx: he was not a Keynesian. (Murray Rothbard)

A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government. (Thomas Jefferson)

All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education. (Walter Scott)

Believe it or not, yes, this is an introduction.  If you read these and still aren't sure I'm the guy you're looking for, you're probably not looking for me.  :-)

(The one possible exception to this is that I am also actively involved in Unix, Development, Email and Operations work, and pretty much all things "geek", so if you're looking for me from one of those communities you're probably still in the right place. )
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