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ISIS plans an attack on U.S. soil
The Transportation Security Administration has issued a classified warning about a potential attack by the Islamic State today against a target in the United States.
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I trust the TSA to warn us about as much as I trust that my dog will get off of me when she's about to throw up. Needless to say, I toss her ass off when she even remotely sounds like she's about to explode.
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Dogs are tough
I've been interrogating this one for hours and he still won’t tell me who is a good boy.

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So,so,so cute 
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If history repeats itself, I’m totally getting a dinosaur.

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Naw! I wanna claim my own continent! King Curtis! Has a nice ring, of course I'd have plenty of dinosaurs to ride!
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
If you haven't seen Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt it's on Netflix and it's solid gold. I don't feel good... I wish I could just log off and watch this instead of working. 

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix: http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/80025384

#TGIF   #Friday   #UnbreakableKimmySchmidt  
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PSA: Never flip off a monkey
Never tame animals, when they are not doing you any harm. A
young man in Shimla learned it through a knockout blow by a monkey, who didn't take well the middle finger he was being shown. This hilarious as well as surprising footage of a monkey reacting after being instigated by a boy was captured by a CCTV camera near D.C. Office Shimla. As you can see, the boy looks straight into the eyes of this monkey who is sitting near a bench, where other people are also seated and provokes the animal by showing middle finger. This is seen as an open challenge by the monkey, who knocks the boy down with a wrestling like move. 

#TGIF   #Friday   #MONKEYATTACK  
src: http://mashable.com/2015/04/24/flip-off-monkey-video
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+Paul Spoerry I agree, but especially primates because they assimilate so quickly. I could tell ya a story or two. Whoa! You not only don't want to tame them, you don't want to taunt/tease them either...
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There’s an Android peeing on Apple on Google Maps
He's in Pakistan... it appears the change was added via Google’s Map Maker tool and somehow slipped past the approval process(https://twitter.com/passy/status/591571520620736512).

You can view it here: https://www.google.com/maps/place/33%C2%B030'52.5%22N+73%C2%B003'33.2%22E/@33.512745,73.0580635,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0

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Ha, this seems to be the guy who dunnit. Clever way, to make lots of small changes. http://www.google.com/mapmaker?gw=66&ptab=1&uid=200619129451972425213&start=5&sort=
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Poor man Disney World
I can’t afford Disney World so we go to the biggest hill on my street and my kid waits an hour before I roll'em down in my office chair.
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If it weren't for physics and law enforcement, I’d be unstoppable.

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Huh, what!?!?
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Vague Facebook Statuses
I HATE when people put up vague statuses saying how much you hate someone else but not going into full detail or giving out names... you know who you are.

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"Vaguebooking". Yeah, it's annoying.
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I’ve been told I can be a bit condescending. That means I talk down to people.

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as I have to talk up to you from Australia , let the tea party find out how much they actually despise eachother on their time ,(I never usually comment on yank politics) I will cease an desist ,none of my business you cats have to live with Far Right ,bullshit,
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Security Researcher: It's "Trivial to Bypass  Security Tools on Macs"
Can Apple people stop being so smug now? They were "more secure" because less people used them. With the rise in popularity comes the watchful eye of hacker interest. 
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BSD + NeXTSTEP.  Oooh, purdy.
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Official Call of Duty®: Black Ops III "Ember" Tease
WOAH... this is gunna be a good one. What happens when it's no longer just about fixing disabilities? What is society's response when "modified humans" use bionics to enhance their natural talents? How long before these developments give rise to full-blown super soldiers? Well that's the tease... because at the end of the trailer a Snowden-esque whistleblower reveals that the US government essentially has super soldier programs... and then we're left hanging wondering what game play will be like, will we get super soldier abilities, etc?
#BlackOps3   #COD   #BlackOps3Ember   
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Meditating, Parkour, SEO, Social Media, Tae Kwon Do, Citong Shaolin Kung Fu
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  • Geek Extraordinaire
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  • IBM
    Senior Application Architect, 2011
  • Plusheadlines.com
    Social Media Writer, 2011 - 2011
  • NaviSys
    Web Developer, 2004 - 2006
  • Genelco
    Application Architect, 1997 - 2004
  • Wave Technologies
    Developer of Internet Technologies, 1996 - 1997
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Saint Louis, Mo
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Secret base on the moon - Arnold, Mo. - Cape Girardeau, Mo.
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Paul Spoerry is a father, coder, life-experimenter.A reincarnated disco king searching for his long lost leisure suit. SEO nerd, Wordpress fan, gadget geek, SQL stud, and coder. I also meditate and do Parkour.
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If you're just looking to add me without ALL the details of my life and just wanna know what Circles to put me in... I'm Paul Spoerry and I'd fit into any of these (or whatever you may have that aligns with these):

  • New To Google+ Team 
  • Blogger
  • Geek/Tech Enthusiast
  • Android
  • Philosophy
  • Parkour
  • Meditation/Meditator (I meditate daily)
  • Martial Arts (TKD/KungFu//MMA)
  • Dancing
  • Electronic music lover (Techno/House/DnB/Progressive/etc)
  • Gamer
  • Fatherhood
  • SEO
  • Engager
  • Social Networking
  • Funny Status Updates/Humor
  • DonorsChoose
  • LittleBigFund
  • EmpireAvenue
  • I sorta go nuts on #Caturday, #StarWarsTuesday, #ZenSunday

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My name is Paul Spoerry (http://www.PaulSpoerry.com) and I was fortunate enough to have a father who recognized that a computer would be a “good investment for his children’s future”. To his dismay the investment he spent a good deal of the family savings on wouldn't work when he brought it home. I begged him to let me play with it, but he always brushed me off (would you let a little kid play with a $5,000+ piece of hardware you’re struggling to make work?). After having several people out to diagnose the machine, each unable to fix it, he finally turned to me and said “well, you can’t break it any more than it already is” and walked out of the room frustrated. When he returned a few hours later the room was littered with components… I had his “investment” in pieces. I’m surprised I survived that day because I saw his face turn several shades of red in rapid succession. He walked out of the room… I’m not sure if it was because he was going to cry, or because he feared he might kill me after seeing what I’d just done. Several hours later he returned again, presumably to dole out my punishment. When he walked in the room this time it was no longer in disarray. The box was put back together, the OS was booted, and I sat there with the soft glow of the monitor highlighting a giant smile on my face. All he said as he walked out was “that’s yours now”.

That moment solidified my passion for technology. I've had very little “formal” training. I grew up hiding my inner geek, secretly tinkering with beige boxes that no one around me understood. I’d go to school, wrap up soccer or Tae Kwon Do practice, and then spend my nights dialing out (ok yes, sometimes wardialing) to BBS’s – seeking out other geeks and as much information as I could get my hands on. Sadly, my passion was discouraged at every turn by the education system… from Junior High all the way through college I was told my math skills weren't strong enough to work in computers. I eventually pursued a degree in Philosophy; but dropped out when I realized that would require a boatload more school (which I already didn't really care for) and all I’d be able to do with it was teach Philosophy.

As luck would have it I was really good at telemarketing (worst.job.ever…. you’re rejected for hours on end, it’s seriously a psychologically difficult job, but the money was good). This was fortunate because while on one of the thousands of calls made, I managed to social engineer my way into an interview at a technology training company. The rest is history because that call turned my passion into my career.

I now have a utility belt full of programming languages (like Batman but for coding). I'm into Local SEO, Lead Generation, Affiliate Sales, Email Marketing and promotions. I have a database of all my knowledge on databases; it has indexes on key elements and filegroups separated across different RAID arrays – performance baby. I'm a keywording SEO junkie fascinated by the new influence of Social Media / Social Networking / Engager. I practice code fu. Oh, I've also done actual Kung Fu - Citong Shaolin Kung Fu. I’ve done martial arts for a large majority of my life. I studied Tae Kwon Do for 15 years; earning a black belt and eventually worked hard enough to earn a gold medal in the Junior Olympics. I meditate daily and find mindfulness meditation has brought a quality of presence to my life that is amazing.  

I’m the proud father of a fantastic little boy. He’s incredibly smart, both intellectually (he’s in the gifted program at his school) and emotionally. When he’s with me we wrestle, play Xbox, and go for adventures with NERF guns in the woods behind our house. I’m his father, but he’s perhaps the greatest teacher I've ever had. I have a fantastic woman in my life; she’s full of more energy than I could possibly explain (no seriously, the woman can talk like you wouldn't believe). She’s deep, compassionate, and full of life. The three of us do Parkour together (free running) every week. It's an amazing, challenging, and rewarding thing to put your body in motion and challenge yourself to tackle new things or refine existing things every week. 

I’m an Android enthusiast… that means that I break my phone often tweaking and overclocking it (note to self: remember to NAND backup first!). My youth was spent spending time doing martial arts or sitting with my mom while my sister did dance lessons. While I never took lessons, I love to dance; it’s when I feel most free. The rapidly shifting landscape of social media is my latest fascination born from IT.

I'm active on EmpireAvenue and enjoy the community, engagement, and the fun of the social stock market. 

I code. I run. I love. I meditate. I dance.

I've been known to remodel airports on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I manage my time efficiently, I write award-winning opera, and translate ethnic slurs for North Korean refugees.

Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious army ants. When I'm bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. Thanks to my ginger playmate I know the exact location of every food item in the grocery store (yes, including real butter). With this knowledge I plot my shopping list on my smartphone for maximum efficiency. I've performed several covert ops for the CIA, the details of which I cannot share or I'd be forced to kill you. While on vacation in Belize, I successfully negotiated with a group of terrorists who had seized a small bakery.

I pay all my bills as they arrive and always on-time. I have a gold medal in full-contact origami. In college I discovered the meaning of life. Sadly, I forgot to write it down. I breed prizewinning shrimp and enjoy books... they are like the Internet but made of trees. I ponder who is smarter, Jesus or Buddha, in terms of not letting himself get crucified. No, this last part is not all original but has been modified to fit me and is hilarious.

I currently work for IBM developing web enabled insurance applications.  I blog at PaulSpoerry.com, tweet @PaulSpoerry, and develop for The LittleBigFund.org.


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Geek Extraordinaire - Obsessed with new technology, gadgets, SEO, social media, marketing. I'm passionate about Android, Google, Wordpress, meditation, running, electronic music, and random funny crap on the intertubes. I also tweet via @PaulSpoerry and post on my blog http://www.PaulSpoerry.com.

I believe in and am passionate about DonorsChoose and helping our kid in the education system. Please visit my Giving page for awesome projects to donate toward! http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/viewChallenge.html?id=254186&max=25
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I competed in the Junior Olympics and hung out with Chuck Norris. YES... THAT Church Norris; everything you read on the web about him is true.
Education
  • Washington University in St. Louis
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  • Fox High School
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