Local vs. Corporate

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Words cannot express how sick I am of seeing this picture popup on social media. I have actually seen it printed out and hung up in a store window. I have worked for the large multi-national companies you are so actively "protesting" by sharing someone else's image. I can guarantee you 100% that you ARE NOT helping me buy a vacation home, or really anything unreasonable, except maybe an Apple TV. You ARE helping a little girl play soccer, a little girl get her speech and occupational therapy and the cutest little boy get new clothes as he grows like a god damn weed. It DOES put food on our…

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2 Post Chump

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I feel like I owe an apology, an apology every guy has had to make at least once. I gave you all 2 great posts and then it was over. Were those 2 posts as good for you as they were for me? OK, in all seriousness life just got in the way. When I started this blog back up I was in the middle of a job hunt and an opportunity was presented to me that progressed very quickly. On November 30th I started a new job for the leading producer of Protein Snacks. I joined the company as their Global Security Architect, and now 2 months in, I love it. I am in downtown Minneapolis, which is great and my comm…

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We should all have a choice.

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I have been reading a lot of comments on social media and articles online about stores making the decision to not be open on holidays. These posts are being spread by people praising these decisions. I stand on the opposite side of the discussion. We live in a world of instant shopping, I can go online and order anything right now. I can have a TV delivered tomorrow, heroin delivered in a couple days or a gallon of milk in an hour. Why would it be unreasonable that a brick and mortar store would want to be able to compete in every way it can? I can hear your arguments now, "BUT it's a family…

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How I learned to hate public transpo...

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What I have seen/learned commuting to and from work over the last year on public transportation. This is a list I have been compiling without a real purpose, until now. A homeless cigarette reclamation project, smelled GREAT. People are drunk during the day A LOT. A sizable percentage of riders just get on the bus with no idea if it is the right bus, assume the bus driver knows every address and get mad when they figure out it's the wrong bus. Of course this process doesn't slow the route down for those of us who KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING. Someone on the 2:54 pm #675C has a baking soda business,…

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