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Michael Sarkissian
Works at VCU Massey Cancer Center
Attends Virginia Commonwealth University
Lives in Richmond, VA
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Because.  That's why.
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Google Play on my Roku. FINALLY.
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I may have to reinstitute the "don't talk to mike before 10 AM" rule...
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Google chairman Eric Schmidt says company is dropping out of ALEC, a conservative political group, because it is lying on climate change.
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Yesterday's referendum in Scotland on the question of independence from the UK has caused me to think:  What if, in the months leading up to the US Civil War, the various states that seceded from the Union had held similar referendums?  If "the people"of the various Southern states - as opposed to "the politicians" - voted for secession, would those states have been allowed to go their own way?

#Scotland   #Independence  
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Shared because puppies.

I mean, I'm not even a dog person.  I'm a cat person.  But even I know that puppies are cute.
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An adorable group of dachshund puppies playing outside.
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Mike I agree, you are cute. I mean the puppies are.
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Note to self:  Allergy season here in Richmond is all year long.  Take your damn allergy meds.
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See you should not leave Facebook they will get back at you Zuckerberg 
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GOP #1:  "There wasn't a Benghazi failure or coverup, except that there should have been better security to begin with."
GOP#2:  "LIES!  I'm going to launch an investigation of GOP #1 to get to the bottom of this new coverup!"
Rational American Citizen:  /smh

http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/23/politics/lindsey-graham-benghazi-report/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, has some harsh words for the recently released Benghazi report, led by his own party.
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Congratulations, Virginia - and about time, too!

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The U.S. Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages. Attorney General Mark Herring says those unions can take place at 1 p.m. after an appeals court mandate is issued.
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Yet again, someone hands me a comma-delimited file to upload into SQL Server... that includes commas as part of the data.

When will people learn not to do that?
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Never.
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Reinstalled Ingress...

#Ingress   #Resistance  
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Yessssssss
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You know you're entering "crazy cat person"-hood when you're watching a crime show on TV, and hope nothing happens to the cat.
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Well the same thing happens to me when I watch and there is a dog
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Homework + brandy = Huh?work.
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oh, btw, Bob, there's a cigar bar out in Short Pump we need to check out sometime.
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Work
Occupation
Currently architecting an integrated data system for the Massey Cancer Center at VCU.
Employment
  • VCU Massey Cancer Center
    Data Systems Developer, 2010 - present
  • VCU Health System
    Network Analyst, 2006 - 2010
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Desktop Support Engineer, 2001 - 2005
  • U. S. Coast Guard
    various, 1995 - 2000
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Richmond, VA
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Pawtucket, RI - Lincoln, RI - Milford, MA - Richmond, CA - Alameda, CA - New London, CT - Oswego, NY
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DBA, gamer, kayaker, reader
Introduction
Any political views are my own and represent neither the viewpoint nor the position of my employer.  Please, do not take anything I say as "proof" that my employer believes the same thing.

If you're going to circle me, please let me know why, so that I can circle you back appropriately.  Thanks!

If you're going to circle me for politics, you should know that I am:

* In favor of government oversight of the United States economy
*  In favor of equality for all citizens
* A Deist
*  Against laws that are based on religious belief
*  Pro-choice; also,an embryo is not a person
*  Anti-rhetoric
*  Anti- flat tax
*  Anti- government waste
*  Anti- name calling
*  Pro- civil discourse

I believe we citizens should demand that our politicians stop lying to further their own agendas.  Disagreement is fine, but straight up lying (or even simply misleading / not stating the whole truth) should be a punishable offense in the political arena.

I wouldn't bother trying to label me as liberal or conservative, because I very likely will not fit those terms as you try to apply them to me.

If you're not going to circle me for politics, then you can safely ignore the preceding.  Except for the part about letting me know why. :)

Lastly - I play video games.  I play them frequently.  It's how I de-stress after a long day; it's how I pass time with my friends and/or my wife; it's my hobby.  I particularly enjoy games where things go "boom."  This does not make me a sociopathic enemy of society.  It just makes me a gamer.  If you think video games create people like the Columbine or Newtown killers, then don't bother circling me.  We won't be friends.
Bragging rights
I'm a former Eagle Scout who has renounced the award until the Boy Scouts of America learns to live by the Oath and Law.
Education
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
    MSIS, 2012 - present
  • United States Coast Guard Academy
    Government, 1991 - 1995
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