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Brandon Bowers (Frater Phoenix)
Attended University of North Georgia
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Facebook is turning into #((@&. Why I am slowing going to Google+.  I still have my Facebook account, but lets face it, the evil rich twit that runs it is only hurting himself.  That is fine and dandy.  I will have something to fall on if Facebook falls due to the recent trends.
Your friendly neighborhood columnist has once again run afoul of Facebook’s elusive community standards. 
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FoxNews polls and reality are two different things.
Most voters think the White House is trying to cover-up what happened in Benghazi and want Congress to continue to investigate the administration’s handling of the attack on the U.S. consulate there that killed four Americans. 
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Ubuntu/Linux OS might be a good play thing, but through my eight years of training in the computer field, if you want to have a stable and growing OS, pay money for it-- Windows or MAC.  Yes the software are free, but so are so much more for Windows that one may not get for a MAC.  For my taste, MACs are too expensive and far too proprietary for today's technology.  Spite the bells and whistles, more uses Windows anyhow.  

Ubuntu or any Linux OS is made for the computer geeks that want to live in their universe.  In today's technology, we all much come together.  I personally see no future in it other than for servers.  In the 21st century, one gets what they pay for.
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WE THE PEOPLE:  Always know this and live by it.  When we are given the right to vote, it means something.  It is our voice to tell government how we want them to work for us.  

Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.
Thomas Jefferson
 
“We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” ― Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from the Birmingham Jail written this week in 1963. 

Learn more about the Birmingham Campaign with +PBS Black Culture Connection 

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On a non-technical level, proprietary software, hardware, or whatever has proven to be a pain in the ass for all.  Even with open source, copyright still exists and protects creators completely.  So do not allow the whiners to tell you different.  As we have progressed over the Internet since ARPAnet, open source is the leader of evolution regarding technology.  Do not worry folks, Internet neutrality will win because the Internet is not going anywhere.  I am sure the Koch Brothers and others would love to stop it all, so we cannot be able to think for ourselves.  Open source is not going away like a fad either.  I personally find OpenOffice tons better than MS Office, and I am a college student in an A. A. in English and will take a B. A. in it soon.  With my eight years at Lanier Technical College in Oakwood, GA, in the computer field, I know I can use all that with my English degree to excel.  With Open Source, I know i go beyond that vs. proprietary bunk.
Summary: Coverity, a company specializing in software quality and security testing solutions, finds that open source programs tend to have fewer errors than proprietary programs.
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I wished the GOP would shut up about this, but YAWN, I am not going to count on it.
Obamacare has enrolled 8 million Americans, and early data suggest it has a good mix of young people. But President Obama knows Republicans aren't remotely ready to give up the fight yet.
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CONGRATULATIONS!! I have high respects for you and your family.
 
Chelsea Clinton announces she's pregnant http://trib.al/FpNnkXt
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Sorry, but if we are having too much trouble at home, can we afford to deal with others.  GOP is once again blaming Obama.  IDIOT!
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I am a person that fights to win and never stand down from a challenge.  I have been to a technical college (1998 - 2006) with a certificate and three diplomas in the computer field.  Due to jobs overseas due to NAFTA, Delphi, the Koch Brothers, and all the rest, I am started back in a college since 2010.  I am under an English Major that is about to be done with my Art Associate in about 2 semesters (if fate will allow me to do so and I want to do so).  I am planning to take take a Bachelor Art degree in English once I am done with the A.A.

I love to write and would love to get a career in it.  I have written stories and posted up to 11 fan fiction saga of stories of a crossover of Star Wars & Stargate SG1 that I hope will be a good portfolio in what I can do.  I also have several blogs and write a diary/journal.  There is nothing I do not write about... even this profile.

I am not a big online gamer, but I do play Star Wars the Old Republic (as the only MMORPG online game), Diablo III, Starcraft II, Magic 2014: Duels of the Plainswalker, and a few simple ones that Windows 8.1 has for me to play for free.   I play them between the  raindrops of studying very hard in my classes at University of North Georgia at the Gainesville, GA campus.  Most importantly, I write!  I also read a lot too.  With collecting free ebooks from a service (www.bookbub.com), I can collect a good many genres and other books for several ebook software/readers. 

Believe it or not, playing these games mentioned has helped me be more creative in my stories.  Thinking and learning outside the box is essential.  Also realizing winning all the time is very important.  Playing Magic 2014: Duels of the Plainswalker has made me realize that winning is not everything.  Even in real life, if we keep on going, we will gain more than a winning hand. 

That is why I am a frater phoenix.  Frater is an old word meaning friend, companion, lover, or any other in similar respects.  If I stand tall when a fall in  life, I can be as powerful as a phoenix even though it is a mystical bird.  I am not!  Neither is all I have done to this day that makes me who I am right now and will become tomorrow.
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