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Hamburger 
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Etymology
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamburger "The term hamburger originally derives from Hamburg,[2] Germany's second largest city. In High German, Burg means "fortified settlement" or "fortified refuge" and is a widespread component of place names. Hamburger in German is the demonym of Hamburg, similar to frankfurter and wiener, names for other meat-based foods and demonyms of the cities of Frankfurt and Vienna (Wien), respectively.

"The term "burger", a back-formation, is associated with many different types of sandwiches similar to a (ground meat) hamburger, sometimes of different meats like the buffalo burger, venison, kangaroo, turkey, elk, lamb, salmon burger or veggie burger.

"There have been many claims about the origin of the hamburger. The earliest known report in a newspaper is from July 5, 1896, when the Chicago Daily Tribune made a highly specific claim regarding a "hamburger sandwich" in an article about a "Sandwich Car:" "A distinguished favorite, only five cents, is Hamburger steak sandwich, the meat for which is kept ready in small patties and 'cooked while you wait' on the gasoline range.""
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Avengers in Germany 
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/apr/27/avengers-age-of-ultron-boycotted-by-hundreds-of-german-cinemas "Hundreds of cinema owners have refused to show the film, after Disney raised the rental fee, according to Deutsche Welle. Traditionally the film studio would take 47.7% of box-office receipts, but for the superhero sequel, Disney has requested 53%, which has angered many smaller cinemas."

Discomfort with Big Money in National Politics 
http://www.politico.com/story/2015/04/hillaryclinton-letter-from-2016-marco-rubio-117357.html
"But of course the Real Hillary, like the real anybody, is a tangle of conflicting virtues, flaws, talents, anxieties, altruism and avarice. She’s earthy and “funny” just as her friends say — but there’s another side, too, a woman who is unnervingly single-minded in her pursuit of power, privacy and, at times, cash."

FLOTUS: Diet, Exercise and Curls = Youthful Appearance
http://www.bellanaija.com/2015/04/27/bn-beauty-focus-michelle-obamas-gorgeous-curls-beautiful-makeup-at-the-white-house-correspondents-dinner-2015/ 
"Stepping away from her signature straight bangs and long bob, Michelle donned a head of brunette highlighted curls parted by the side."

The Death Penalty is Uncivilized 
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/27/us-usa-shooting-denver-idUSKBN0NI0X020150427 ""The defense theme from the get-go will be that as a civilized society, we don't put mentally ill people to death," Johnson said."

Israel = Missile Sales?
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/04/27/israel-launches-airstrike-targeting-militants-on-syria-border/ "The military said it carried out the strike after troops saw "a group of armed terrorists" approach the border with an explosive intended to target Israeli troops. It said that Israeli aircraft "targeted the squad, preventing the attack.""

Palestinians 
http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/PLOs-Executive-Committee-meeting-on-Wednesday-to-redefine-relations-with-Israel-399227 "“We will hold the Israeli prime minister accountable for any crimes committed against Palestinians,” Erekat said. “It will not be cost-free legally.”"

Doesn't the exploitation of government by oiligarchy constitute the larger problem? Blame a politician and the problem is only modified. Changing political policy is the goal, but how? Campaign, lobbying and media expression accountability has to be regulated. Financing has to respect all taxpayers and their social relations; not just leadership advantage.
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Megalodon 
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Fossils
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megalodon#Discovery "Fossil remains suggest that this giant shark reached a maximum length of 18 metres (59 ft),[2] and also affirm that it had a cosmopolitan distribution.[3] Scientists suggest that C. megalodon looked like a stockier version of the great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias...

"C. megalodon is represented in the fossil record primarily by teeth and vertebral centra.[6] As with all sharks, C. megalodon's skeleton was formed of cartilage rather than bone; this results in mostly poorly preserved fossil specimens.[13] While the earliest megalodon remains were reported from late Oligocene strata, circa 28 million years old,[14][15] a more generally accepted date for the origin of the species is the Middle Miocene, about 15.9 million years ago.[2] Although fossils are mostly absent in strata extending beyond the Tertiary boundary,[6] they have been reported from subsequent Pleistocene strata."

Mockumentary
http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/could-megalodon-still-live-deep-ocean "One photograph in particular which stirred up a lot of controversy was an image that was presented in a Discovery Channel documentary (which was fictional) showing the dorsal and caudal (tail) fins of a shark next to a submarine, spanning a whopping 64 foot. The image was fabricated. The documentary was in fact a "mockumentary", which was stated in a very small disclaimer at the end."

Basking Shark 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON_ZO7ADylw
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basking_shark "The basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) is the second-largest living fish, after the whale shark, and one of three plankton-eating sharks besides the whale shark and megamouth shark. It is a cosmopolitan migratory species, found in all the world's temperate oceans. It is a slow-moving filter feeder and has anatomical adaptations for filter feeding, such as a greatly enlarged mouth and highly developed gill rakers. Its snout is conical and the gill slits extend around the top and bottom of its head...Adults typically reach 6-8 m (20-26 ft.) in length."

Megashark vs. Mechashark 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mega_Shark_Versus_Mecha_Shark "A tugboat pulling a huge iceberg arrives at a port in Alexandria, Egypt, when suddenly, the iceberg shatters and releases a megalodon from suspended animation. The Mega Shark begins its reign of terror by flipping the tugboat to the air until it crashes and decapitates the Sphinx hundreds of miles away in Giza. Following the incident, several countries around the world place their ports on lockdown and impose a ban on fishing, adversely affecting the world's economy as the megalodon terrorizes the seas. Meanwhile, rumors surface of the United Nations' proposal to develop a weapon to combat the shark."
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Western Coalition Foreign Policy: 
Missiles, Bullets and Oil Sales 
Are Valued Before Lives and Private Property
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The Destruction of Gaza 
Blamed on Sidewalk Chipping Rockets 
http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-israel-gaza-truce-20140727-story.html#page=1 "As Western and Middle East diplomats pressed for a longer truce, Israel announced that it would extend the pause in fighting by four hours, and then a full day, even while continuing to hunt for and destroy Hamas' network of tunnels. But the militant group, which controls Gaza, rejected the extensions and fired another salvo of rockets toward central Israel."
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Mark the Evangelist 
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Relics 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_the_Evangelist#Relics_of_St._Mark "In 828, relics believed to be the body of St. Mark were stolen from Alexandria (at the time controlled by the Abbasid Caliphate) by two Venetian merchants with the help of two Greek monks and taken to Venice.[34] A mosaic in St Mark's Basilica depicts sailors covering the relics with a layer of pork and cabbage leaves. Since Muslims are not permitted to touch pork, this was done to prevent the guards from inspecting the ship's cargo too closely...

"Copts believe that the head of St. Mark remains in a church named after him in Alexandria, and parts of his relics are in Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, Cairo. The rest of his relics are in the San Marco Cathedral in Venice, Italy...

"Mark the Evangelist is most often depicted writing or holding his gospel. In Christian tradition, Mark the Evangelist, the author of the second gospel is symbolized by a lion – a figure of courage and monarchy."
Tintoretto (1518–1594) Link back to Creator infobox template · wikidata:Q9319 · Tintoretto. Alternative names, Il Tintoretto, Il Furioso, Jacopo Robusti, Birth name: Jacopo Comin. Description. Italian painter. Date of birth/death, 29 September 1518, 31 May 1594. Location of birth/death, Venice ...
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Been Cloudy Lately
Palm Harbor, FL

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Who Has Seen the Wind?
by Christina Rossetti 
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/171952
Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you:
But when the leaves hang trembling,
The wind is passing through.

Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I:
But when the trees bow down their heads,
The wind is passing by.
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Civil Disobedience is not an expression of disrespect for law. It protests illegal public policy. Otherwise, disrespect does not justify the disruption of public affairs. Disruption does not support freedom and rights.
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A Scottie!
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Scottish Terrier
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Terrier "The Scottish Terrier (also known as the Aberdeen Terrier), popularly called the Scottie, is a breed of dog. Initially one of the highland breeds of terrier that were grouped under the name of Skye Terrier, it is one of five breeds of terrier that originated in Scotland, the other four being the modern Skye, Cairn, Dandie Dinmont, and West Highland White Terrier. They are an independent and rugged breed with a wiry outer coat and a soft dense undercoat. The First Earl of Dumbarton nicknamed the breed "the diehard." The modern breed is said to be able to trace its lineage back to a single female, named Splinter II."

Character
http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/scottish-terrier "An independent and stubborn character, the Scottish Terrier dog breed is also quite sensitive to praise and blame. Independent, intelligent, and hilarious in his dignified seriousness, he's a true terrier, which makes him an excellent watchdog. Thanks to those incredibly short legs, he's not going to train for a marathon with you — heck, he won't even go jogging with you — but he is a perfect walking companion, especially if you appreciate his vocal approach to bicycles and squirrels. Despite his size, he doesn't yap: he has a powerful bark that can scare the wits out of the unsuspecting burglar or delivery person."
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Historic Tower Collapses
Over 750 Killed in Earthquake in Nepal
https://twitter.com/RT_com/status/591884846290567168/photo/1 "The historic Dharahara (Bhimsen) Tower, dating back to 1832, has reportedly collapsed in Kathmandu, said witnesses. The 62-meter-high monument was a part of Architecture of Kathmandu recognized by UNESCO."
“#NEPAL: Historic #Dharahara Tower dating back to 1832 reportedly collapses in #Kathmandu http://t.co/E6wZrronVg”
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I teach.
Employment
  • Pinellas County School District
    Substitute Teacher, 2003 - present
  • Boley Mental Health
    Residential Teacher, 2001 - 2002
  • Mtn Vw Social Dev Ctr
    Rehab Specialist, 1995 - 2000
  • US Army
    Field Radio Sgt., 1982 - 1986
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Tampa, FL
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El Paso, TX - Park Forest, IL - Barrrington, IL - Massapequa, NY - Westhampton, NY - Londonderry, VT - Northhampton, MA - Ft. Bragg, NC - S.Canaan, PA - Glasgow, MT - Butte, MT - Tampa, FL
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I was born in El Paso, TX. I have lived in 11 different places in the US. The states were Illinois, New York, Vermont, Texas, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Montana and Florida. Now I live in the Tampa Bay area because it is close to family. The yard to my place looks great from outer space!
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GMUHS, Hampshire C., Marywood U., Mt. Tech, SPCollege, USF
Education
  • Hampshire College
    Performing Arts, 1978 - 1982
  • Marywood University
    Religious Studies, 1987 - 1990
  • St.Tikhon's Seminary
    Religious Studies, 1987 - 1992
  • Montana Tech of The University of Montana
    Human Services, 1994 - 1997
  • St Petersburg College
    Education, 2006 - 2008
  • University of South Florida
    Math Education, 2009 - 2010
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Steve K., Mr. Kidd
One taillight and my headlights were not working. I had been told that good electrical repair was hard to find. Marvin's replaced the bulbs and a switch for less than I had expected. The lights are working!
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