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Michael P. Reilly
Works at BT Conferencing
Attended University of Southern Maine
Lives in Townsend, MA
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I wouldn't blame Obama for Dick Cheney not feeling safe... I would blame Cheney for that.
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Neither him nor Bush can go to Europe; they'd be arrested for war crimes.
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What do you think should happen to Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah)? The congressman who presides over the House Oversight Committee. In a public session of the committee, he deliberately mislead (with a deceptive graphic) and blatantly  lied (saying that said graphic came from Planned Parenthood's documentation).  This is the chairman of a congressional committee lying in to a witness who has sworn to tell the truth.  This is political hypocrisy at its best.
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I've seen a lot of post going around in recent weeks raising the point that "Democrats" wanted slavery and "Republicans" were in favor of abolishment.  It may be true that the ones who wanted slavery and the separationists were called Democrats 150 years ago.  However, now, the people who praise the the Confederates and still call for separationism are not the Democrats we have now, but are indeed the Republicans.  Do you think people switched parties over 150 years or did the names change?  Historians have shown that the polices over the parties have reversed between the 1860s and 1930s.  So yes, Democrats wanted slavery and separation - 150 years ago - not today.  Even in the 1970s, both parties had liberal and conservative wings and a lot of bipartisanship.  That changed in the 1980s and 1990s.  The parties of today are nothing like the past and should not be compared to them.

In the 90s, I was an avid viewer of Fox News and a proud conservative.  I started seeing how they were increasingly biased so I stopped watching.  Similarly, as I grew older and Republican politicians increasingly starting saying and doing pretty stupid things, I moved more moderate and independent.

Times change, people change - what was isn't anymore.  Stop trying to claim the high-ground because of what your party did years ago.
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My son relaxing with a statue in Boston, MA
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Watching the best comedy of the month! #GOPDEBATE
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And why isn't this more widespread? 
 
This machine, which converts plastic to oil, hit YouTube in 2012. Why are we still throwing away our plastics? Why hasn't this become a fixture in every household? I wonder what the energy requirements are?

I'll admit that I have very little use for oil as it's produced by this machine, but it's valuable to someone who can convert it into something that the average consumer uses (i.e. gasoline). If every household was converting their shopping bags and yogurt containers into oil, what would the overall impact be on oil production? I suppose this is still much more expensive to produce than extraction of oil from bitumen, but it feels like that the combined costs of extraction, processing, transportation, and the immeasurable environmental impact of shipment failures would weigh out the electricity costs to turn waste materials into oil (if that sounds like an uneducated guess, that's because it is). I'd be interested in learning more, however.
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This contemptible character, like the current Speaker, just cannot keep his promise of getting the government working.  There is zero correlation between confirmation hearings - he's not stopping the confirmation vote, he's holding up hearings, leading up to any vote, for senators to ask her probing questions - and an earmarked bill on gender/immigration rights.  Why? Because they want women forced here to be raped (as sex slaves) to have access to medical care but not access to an abortion (for a rape). This was a Republican human-trafficking bill, not just an immigration bill, that had Democratic support until something else was slipped in to the bill.  There is no relationship between a bill being decided by Congress and concurrent confirmation hearings.  Yes, they may not like candidate Lynch's answers and not confirm her (I don't know anything about her and don't care on this point).  But this just shows how petty they are being and what liars both of these jokers are to their constituents and the American public.  They have held Holder's position hostage for six months - the average person would have given his two weeks notice for this kind of treatment.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Sunday that the Senate would delay the confirmation of Loretta Lynch to succeed Attorney General Eric Holder until it resolved a bill that Democrats object to because it contains anti-abortion langu...
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Given our elected government... this is SO appropriate.
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Software Configuration Manager
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SCM, RelEng, UNIX, Linux, Python, C, Bourne/Bash, Subversion, CVS, Mercurial, Git, Ant, Ivy, Jenkins, Make
Employment
  • BT Conferencing
    Software Configuration Manager, 2008 - present
  • Techtarget
    Release Engineer, 2005 - 2008
  • Sitara Networks
    Software Configuration Manager, 1999 - 2001
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Townsend, MA
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Salem, MA - Wells, ME - Portland, ME - Chantilly, VA - Centreville, VA - Gorham, ME
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Your friendly neighborhood computer hacker
Introduction
I grew up in a tourist beach town in Maine.  Summers were crazy - nearly 10X more people than during the off-summer months.  I was a computer geek, as a small kid, I used to make pretend mainframes out of cardboard boxes.  My first computer was an Atari in high school that I bought myself (no allowance and few jobs).

College was typical for a computer geek.  Started chatting online in the spring of 1987 using BITNET's Relay network.  Started on the university IBM mainframe, but quickly moved to the UNIX systems.  Became the system administrator for the Computer Science and Math departments.  In 1991, at the height of the recession, I was very lucky to get a job in Massachusetts.

I worked into my chosen career of software configuration management and release engineering.

In 2001, I developed migraines - actually, it was one long migraine that lasted four years.  I was not able to work or even read a page in a book.  But I was chatting on IRC and Yahoo and my beautiful wife found me on Yahoo.  The catch?  She lived in Islamic Republic of Iran.  After eleven months of chatting at least 4 hours each day, we both traveled to Bangkok, Thailand and married within a week.  With my migraines and no lawyer to help, I managed the immigration process and it took 51 weeks for me to bring her to live with me. It was an especially tense wait for her.

When she arrived, we had to deal with whole new challenges.  Neither of us could drive or work in the beginning.  She is a type I diabetic and had to adjust to the new climate and food - crazy time.

After four years, with a new set of medication and diet, my migraines were finally starting to come under control.  I started working again.  Shortly after that, my wife became pregnant - we found out with twins.

Now I work from home, with our very active five year old identical twin sons while my wife goes back to college for a brand new career.

We're building a new home in Central Massachusetts.  We sold my small, old house of 13 years - bought before I was married with children - and now living in a much smaller apartment until the new house is ready in Summer 2012.
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identical twin sons; been to other side of the world and back to get my wife; drown at age 6 was clinically dead, my sister saved me :)
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    Computer Science, 1986 - 1991
  • wells high school
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Pleasant and quiet. Adventure Zone right outside with mountain coaster and rope challenge course. Stayed in May. Many fairs and celebrations in area, an art fair, town dinner, dairy & cheese festival.
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My six year old sons loved the interactive section, especially the "hands-on" demonstration on flight.
Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
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First room had a bad smell, changed to a new room easily. In second room, the tub didn't drain well, which was fixed quickly. Fast, friendly, efficient staff. Nice breakfast. Pool closed earlier in season than we expected. Good wifi.
Quality: GoodFacilities: Very GoodService: Excellent
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My sons loved the table decorated to look like a classic car.
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Used to get the '2 for Tuesday' deal since we have twins. Now we get the '3 topping large for $7.99 carry-out on MTW' deal. The new sauce is a little spicier than before, but still rich and thick (a lot of places in town have watery sauce). I like the cinni-stix, but having tried the sides in a while. Carry-out or delivery service only. Great website for ordering.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
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