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Tony Sandoval (Big Bear)
Works at Omaha Bee Club
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I don't lump all police officers as "all good" or "all bad" the same way I don't lump everyone from a specific religion or race as all being one way.

I look at people as individuals. People are not perfect. I don't expect people to be perfect. I encourage people to live up to certain ideals and keep making an effort to achieve those ideals. The ideals I refer to are those in the U.S. Founding Documents.

Now, I have zero trust in groups and organizations that seek authority over others. Especially government organizations. Police departments are an organization I have no confidence in.

Are some, maybe many, of the individuals employed in police departments corrupt? Absolutely. Are all of them? Of course not.

However, I must say that I will hold anyone employed as a police officer as always subject to being questioned. By taking the job, they are having to accept to enforce unjust and even unconstitutional laws. Regardless of a noble intent to change things from within.

I respect people who step up to positions of responsibility and leadership. It's a hard row to hoe. You put yourself in a position that makes you a target for anyone who doesn't agree with what you do, how you do it or even why you do it. You become a focal point, a target, and a representative of the organization, an embodiment of it, whether you personally agree with everything in that organization or not. This is something that most people won't do or just aren't suited to. This is further complicated because there seems to be a plethora of people who take such positions even when they are not suited to it or shouldn't be doing it.

But, they did voluntarily choose it. So because the organization is held suspect to a higher probability of corruption, so then is the officer.

It's never so cut and dry, so black and white as many folks want to make it seem. There are some people I have very much trust and have confidence in to do an excellent job as police officers as it is meant to be.

Unfortunately, those people are usually not the ones who sign up to do the job or are able to stick with it for long as, being human and good people, they are all too easily "burned out" by all of it.


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I commend good people for joining the police force. The US needs more good police officers. Every good police officer to drop out is a tragedy for society. The system needs to be changed so it rewards and encourages the good cops while kicking the bad cops out.
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Most humans are right-handed. It appears that most honeybees could also be “righties,” preferentially using their right antenna to interact socially with one another. Source: Antenna Antics: Honeybees Are ‘Righties’
Most humans are right-handed. It appears that most honeybees could also be
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Given that this week was Bee Behavior class at Metro Community College, here’s a bit of honey bee info for you… When honey bees sting people and animals, their stinger (which has little barbs on it) is ripped out, killing the bee. When a honey bee stings…
Given that this week was Bee Behavior class at Metro Community College, here's a bit of honey bee info for you... When honey bees sting people and anima
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Ouch. That's no fun
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Had a very interesting and educational discussion this morning. Apparently, I need to be more diplomatic in how I communicate with other people. I try to be as direct, straightforward and perhaps brutally honest in my interactions with other folks.

Apparently, how I see what I am doing as just being direct and straight forward is not coming across that way. This has caused a lot of ruckus around me recently and I have been trying to figure out what's going on.

Apparently the problem is me. As usual.

Thanks to a conversation with someone who was candid and interested in helping me understand just what all the fuss is about, I finally think I have something to work from.

If you're a friend of mine and you know I am typically just a bull-headed, stubborn and blunt personality, thanks for sticking with me to see that I am more than that in my intentions. I set a goal or objective in my sights and sometimes get "blinders" on focusing and noticing nothing else but achieving the goal.

Sometimes I'm not always the sharpest knife in the drawer and it takes a few times banging my head against the wall before I "get it". Hopefully, I think I finally do get it.

I intend to do something about it, starting now.

Once more I have my best friend who took the time and effort to get through the discussion and step by step process with me to help me see what's what. That would be my wife.

To everyone who has been tolerant and good enough to overlook or see past.my "I'm on a mission, I don't care what anyone thinks" approach, thank you. I appreciate your support greatly.

To those who have felt burned by that from me, well, I regret that it happened but I accept the responsibility for what I do. I can only try to to better going forward.

Life is an ongoing learning process my friends. Learning truly starts by looking at ourself first.

Just trying to keep it real.

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I would really appreciate my friends help in improving on this. If you see me falling into my "my way or the highway" mentality, call me on it. It will help me to "see" what I am doing when I am doing it and overcoming old habits.
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I've been up since about 3:30am working on preparing for my beekeeping class at Metro Community College this evening. The topic of this class is Bee behavior. Many books and presentations give the material for behavior and biology at the same time.

I split them up though because I think there is an important distinction between the anatomy and physiology of bees from the genetic predispositions and learned behavior of bees.

Teaching them separately also provides more of an opportunity to introduce some of the more technical language used in research and professional application. I believe this is important for all beekeepers to learn because by keeping up with the research on bees and beekeeping from universities and professionals in the field, we are better able to take advantage of the newest information and make it relatable to what we do individually in our respective beekeeping activities.
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We are buzzing with excitement to introduce our new feature presentation of a a show about bees and beekeeping to be aired on local public access televisio
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+Udara Buddhika glad I can bee of help.
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Tony Sandoval (Big Bear) originally shared:
 
Most humans are right-handed. It appears that most honeybees could also be “righties,” preferentially using their right antenna to interact socially with one another. Source: Antenna Antics: Honeybees Are ‘Righties’
Most humans are right-handed. It appears that most honeybees could also be
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Here's my idea... let's change political parties. Set things up so every candidate runs as an independent, on their own name and platform.

Political parties can still be around, far be it for me to tell people who they can freely associate with. However, candidates don't run for office "AS" a political party representative. Let political parties endorse and donate money to individual campaigns the way other individuals and groups do.

No more letters next to elected representatives names. you don't run to represent a fraction of the American people, you represent all the people in your district or region. be it your part of town, your part of the county or state, your state or even, in the case of the Presidency, the whole nation.

I am libertarian in philosophy. I am independent by voter registration. I will always be independent because I expect any candidate to represent the interests of everyone, not just a particular few who think everyone must live by that groups idea of right or wrong.

just my little bit of two cents.
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Any candidate should be able to fundraise for their independent campaign. If political parties want to endorse and contribute to a particular candidate, they should be able to. Just as any other donation is limited, that party donation is limited the same way. Therefore, their monetary influence is no greater than anyone else's donation or influence.

We, as libertarian folks, don't want to interfere with anyone's ability to freely associate so if a candidate says they are campaigning based on principles defined by a particular party, that is fine as long as the political party cannot force through monetary influence or being in a type of hierarchy that isn't publicly obvious.

That then is a candidate voluntary choosing to base their own platform using a party's as a template. Just as any other candidate can say their template is using the founding documents and the principles therein.


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Tony Sandoval (Big Bear) originally shared:
 
Given that this week was Bee Behavior class at Metro Community College, here’s a bit of honey bee info for you… When honey bees sting people and animals, their stinger (which has little barbs on it) is ripped out, killing the bee. When a honey bee stings…
Given that this week was Bee Behavior class at Metro Community College, here's a bit of honey bee info for you... When honey bees sting people and anima
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Getting back on the "good boy train" today. Not that I've really been on a "bad boy train" but I have been doing some experimenting with my diet recently to test my ranges. Different foods, see how they affect me, how I like them, etc...

Haven't done so well on the physical activity but today, yes today we have a good start.

Morning calisthenics and oatmeal (old fashioned) with a tbsp of honey.

Hmmmm mmmmmm!


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We are buzzing with excitement to introduce our new feature presentation of a a show about bees and beekeeping to be aired on local public access television AND online! The show is called “Bee Smart” and the objective is to educate and inform both…
We are buzzing with excitement to introduce our new feature presentation of a a show about bees and beekeeping to be aired on local public access televisio
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Professional Apiarist. I specialize in live bee removals and promoting beekeeping as a trade.
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I am self employed as a voluntary Benefits consultant and independent AFLAC asociate, a Master Beekeeper and I am the founder and President of the Omaha Bee Club.
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VoIuntary Benefits Consultant
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Licensed Pesticide Applicator-Nebraska, live bee removal, garden and crop pollination, honey production, business management, staff and volunteers supervisor, customer service, sales, contract negotiation, fundraising, educator, mentor.
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  • Omaha Bee Club
    Volunteer Executive Director/President, 2010 - present
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    Voluntary Benefits Consultant, 2015 - present
    Independent AFLAC Associate
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    Beekeeping Technology Writer, 2010 - 2014
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    Truck Driver, 2010 - 2010
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    Truck Driver/Dispatch Manager, 2003 - 2009
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Big Bear
Have rented scaffolding for business use on a few occasions over the past 5 years with good customer service and good condition equipment each time.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Great staff, manager Ray is accommodating and sincere.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Very friendly and helpful staff. Every time our organization reserved a meeting room, the staff were very hospitable and accommodating.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Good parking. Friendly, hospitable staff. Accepted reasonable changes to order (cajun chicken sandwich, no bun) with no problem. The cajun grilled chicken was very flavorful, a good sized portion of meat. Served with homemade potato chips, not just some bag of chips. even when ordered without the bun, the plate was presented very nicely and not just thrown together or looking "dumped" on the plate. Free wifi service makes a working lunch easy to do though not a lot of plug in outlets available, the server was very helpful when asked and helped locate a table with an outlet next to it (my phone was on it's last blip) and the price was more affordable than anticipated. A big, roomy area with an attractive wooden bar with brass rails and hangers at each stool for coats, etc on the bar. Very nice touch and looks great. I look forward to not only going there for lunch again, but I plan to make it a client/working lunch destination.
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Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
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Great place to meet with clients or work alone in between meetings. Good tea, good coffee, free wifi and plug-ins at most tables for devices.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Sadly, I can't even give you a review of the food here. The one waitress that seemed to be there essentially avoided me the entire time I was waiting. Not once did she even attempt to even acknowledge I was there. Hospitality was non-existent, but there were a few people eating there, all of whom apparently all spoke Spanish only. The interior was moderately clean but had a cluttered appearance. This is not the typical South Omaha experience as most South Omaha businesses are well known for being very hospitable and up-front with guests. Based on the first experience of being utterly ignored and not given any service at all, perhaps because I don't look like I speak Spanish, which is no excuse at all for any business in the U.S. let alone South Omaha, I don't foresee making another attempt to go in and try the food as being ignored when you're hungry is not a good combination. If you speak Spanish, give it a shot, maybe they'll serve you. Until they become hospitable to English speaking visitors, this is all I can provide you information about.
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Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Not carb diet friendly. Overpriced for the experience. Friendly and helpful staff but a bit slow. Not my first choice to bring business contacts to.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago