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Paul Spoerry
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Programmer/Tech Writer/Social Media Ninja
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Meditating, Parkour, SEO, Social Media, Tae Kwon Do, Citong Shaolin Kung Fu
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  • Geek Extraordinaire
    present
  • CONCENTRIX CORP
    Developer, 2015 - 2016
  • IBM
    Senior Application Architect, 2011
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    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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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):

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  • Martial Arts (TKD/KungFu//MMA)
  • Dancing
  • Electronic music lover (Techno/House/DnB/Progressive/etc)
  • Gamer
  • Fatherhood
  • SEO
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  • 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 Concentrix developing web enabled insurance applications (formerly with IBM).  I blog at PaulSpoerry.com, tweet @PaulSpoerry, and develop for The LittleBigFund.org. I do side gigs via http://Enhanc3.com.


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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.
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  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • UMSL
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  • Fox High School
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Luke Skywalker Sings “All By Myself”
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LMAO!!!!!!!!

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Cruz announces Fiorina to be his running mate - she sings
All aboard the crazy train!!!!! Colbert sums up her singing best, "It’s like Disney gave the wicked stepmother her own song."
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Edward Snowden’s music video just dropped
OK technically it's 'Exit' with producer Jean-Michel Jarre. Snowden’s contribution to the track is essentially a short monologue about surveillance and his blessing for the song. The video is what you'd expect... a montage of clips depicting snooping, security paraphernalia and hackers cracking uncrackable networks in dimly-lit rooms.
Watch Exit by Jean-Michel Jarre & Edward Snowden online at vevo.com. Discover the latest music videos by Jean-Michel Jarre & Edward Snowden on Vevo.
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Yeah... even pro-abortion people are woefully uneducated on medical reality
Put your moral aside for a second and think strictly from a medical perspective. The people who... know about this shit... gynecologists and what not know the facts. Gving birth leads to many more complications than an abortion. In fact, for every 100,000 live births in the US, nearly nine women died. Per every 100,000 abortions, 0.6 women died, according to the same study (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22270271). So seriously... whatever moral aguments may be had, the "safety" issue... is a load of bullshit. 
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Indeed. I think a lot of people forget that giving birth puts women at risk for complications and even death. We've been doing it for thousands of years and it has somehow turned into a "run of the mill" procedure, a easy thing. When in reality women can, and do die giving birth even with a team of medical professionals.
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*It's official: Charter owns Time Warner Cable(
The FCC and Justice Department approved the $78 billion deal today. So... on one hand I suppose we can say "nicely done..." as the FCC will ban Charter Communications from imposing usage-based prices, impose data caps or from charging interconnection fees as part of the merger (as in they can't charge Hulu or Netflix extra just because they send tons of traffic to end users. On the flip side... WHY did this need to happen? Now we're consolidating into even LESS options? I can't think of a single thing about this that serves the public interest. 
Charter and Comcast set to control 70% of high-speed Internet connections.
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Author of Infamous “CES Letter” Has Left Mormonism: “I Have Excommunicated the LDS Church”
The CES letters was his attempt to point out logical missteps in the faith. It asked tough questions about the Church’s history. He simply wanted answers to (if you read them... pretty legit IMO) to the questions he posed. Instead, church leaders began proceedings to excommunicate him for daring to ask difficult questions.

I guess he beat them to the punch... he's officially left on his own. 
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Carly Fiorina and Ted Cruz - Lucifer In The Flesh - Movie Trailer

I'm cracking up... and frightened... and cracking up. 
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Prince Harry, The Queen, and the Obamas Twitter battle over the Invictus Games
It's all in good fun... and hilarious. The Invictus Games are an international Paralympic-style multi-sport event, created by Prince Harry, in which wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and their associated veterans take part in sports including Wheelchair basketball, Sitting volleyball and Indoor rowing.
The challenge is on for the upcoming Invictus Games.
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A hip-hop parody video with just Trump quotes
"Everything Trump says is straight out of a rapper’s play book. He brags about his money, he’s disrespectful to women, and there’s always fights at his concerts," correspondent Ray Wood told Trevor Noah.
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The Official Snowden Trailer
"For two minutes and thirty nine seconds, everybody at NSA just stopped working." - Edward Snowden

Aside from the kinda weird Snowden impression it looks pretty good. It's directed by Oliver Stone so like much of his catalog a dash of salt may be required. It'll cover Snowden's life, from serving in the Army Reserve to... well we all know what happens. 
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Yeah, this looks good. Was surprised to see how many big actors are in this!
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Facebook may soon have a standalone camera app to compete with Snapchat and Periscope
People aren’t sharing as much about their personal lives on Facebook as they used to, and so the company is reportedly hoping the launch of a new camera app will help solve that problem.

Also breaking news... all phones already have camera apps that will share to Facebook. 
People aren’t sharing as much about their personal lives on Facebook as they used to, and so the company is reportedly hoping the launch of a new camera app will help solve that problem.
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I don't use snapchat or periscope... This won't get used either.
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'Bernie or Bust' efforts persist despite Sanders' vow not to be another Ralph Nader
For the record... I voted for Sanders in the primary. However, there's a harsh reality the super hard-core, 'I hate Hillary', 'Bernie or Bust' supporters that they need to realize. If you disagree with a two party system you need to start a lot sooner. Saying that you'll write him in... that you won't vote for the lesser of two evils again, and all that nonsense is nonsense. SANDERS KNOWS IT THAT'S WHY HE RAN ON THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET. It's also the reason he constantly bangs the drum that the Republicans can't be allowed to win. He'll align behind Hillary if she wins. He's already changed the conversation but this 'I'll take my ball and go home if I don't get my guy' attitude will only favor the other party. 
In recent months, Bernie Sanders has transformed Dennis Brandau from a guy who hated politics into a first-time voter. On Tuesday, the 29-year-old line cook will proudly cast a ballot for the Vermont senator in Pennsylvania's Democratic presidential primary.
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Thinking that casting your vote in the presidential race is THE thing that will break the cycle of lesser of two evils is to ignore the past. The reason third parties don't play a larger role in our politics dates back to 1967 (they'd been pushing for it prior but that's when the hammer dropped). It was then that Congress eliminated multi-seat districts through the Uniform Congressional Districts Act. Prior to that it was possible for a candidate to be elected with as little as 10 percent of the vote (because a multi-seat district could have two or more elected representatives).

With as little as 10% needed (depending on the number of candidates running) it would allow candidates from minor parties to win office. That in turn allowed them to gain political traction (which is what you want... to get rid of the evil cronies and lifetime politicians - like the Bush, Clinton, Sanders, etc of our system) and eventually participate in a meaningful way on the national stage.

Our current single seat districts favor parties that can gobble up 50%+ of the voters. This is exactly why Sanders ran on the Democratic ticket instead of another party. THIS IS WHAT IS SO FRUSTRATING that people don't get.

If you want to make actual change... go change that. Even a Sanders presidency (again... which IS what I want) won't alter the fundamental process by which all of this shit happens in the first place because the underlying system in place doesn't allow it to happen. If you really want to stop the polarizing nature of politics you can't seriously believe that casting a vote in the presidential election for something other than the two major parties will make one shred of difference. It won't. 
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