I Will Never Buy Another Microsoft Product Again

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I don’t know what to do with myself since I have finished school.  I am so use to sitting in front of the old MacBook Pro working on papers that now I can’t figure out what to do with my time. There is nothing on TV and when I am off work I am super bored. I don’t want to get on line and I really don’t feel like sitting in front of the computer.  I guess I should start working on my Russian.

My mom’s birthday is coming up and her computer shit the bed so I figured I would take her my ASUS gaming computer that had Windows 7 on it. When I plugged it in it wouldn’t boot up so I reloaded it, and for some Stupid reason I decided to upgrade it to Windows 10, what and IDIOT I was.  I didn’t think an 80-year-old lady would figure it out so i went back to 7 and it required me to reenter my product key but when I did it said it was invalid, now, it is the same key that I have used and that is stuck on the bottom of the laptop. I tried to contact #Microsoft but of course all they will help you with is Windows 10 and to schedule a call back is impossible and the wait time is over a week out.

I will never buy another #Microsoft product again!

GO BERNIE SANDERS

Master of Science in Leadership with an Emphasis in Disaster Preparedness and Executive Fire Leadership.

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Finished! I have my Master of Science in Leadership with an Emphasis in Disaster Preparedness and Executive Fire Leadership.  I am so glad this is finished, toward the end I just wanted to quit, day after day, week after week all while holding down a full time shift work job, dealing with a kid, 4 dogs, 2 cats and a dang turtle. But I am glad I went to Grand Canyon University .

Now I just have to get my wife to go back and finish her degree.

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It looks like Scott Walker, Republican candidate for President doesn’t do too well when he visited eating establishments and owners who let him in seem to end up with negative reviews and backlash. There are calls to boycott Missouri restaurant where Scott Walker stopped to eat.  I myself have never been there but may give it a try the next time I go to St Louis. According to Philly.com Walker also visited Pat’s and Geno’s in South Philly. The Manager escorted him to the front of the line, ahead of other paying customers and legitimately and understandably upset some members of the lunch crowd. Mr. Walker, while ordering, substituted the cheese to swiss.  I wonder if he waited in line at the bathroom when it came time to dump that philly. 

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Total casualties as confirmed by U.S. Central Command: 6827

Deaths by Conflict:

Operation Enduring Freedom :2347

Operation Iraqi Freedom :4405

Operation New Dawn :67

Operation Inherent Resolve: 7

Operation Free Sentinel: 2

38 year old Senior Chief Petty Officer Jason P. May

Six weeks to go

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I am down to six weeks before I graduate!  I can’t wait, I am so sick of school.

I have applied for several jobs, but no luck yet so I will have to keep working this shift work until I get lucky.  These shifts are killing me and my family life. My body is never on a good sleep schedule and as it is now, I get only a few hours of sleep because I have to get up and let the puppy out at around 6am and then feed her then let her out again.  After that, it is in and out all morning until I get ready to go to work. My son can’t let her out because he scared her when she was very young and now she sees him and she runs and hides wherever she can. At least she is learning that outside is the place to shit and pee.

Total casualties as confirmed by U.S. Central Command: 6825

Deaths by Conflict:

Operation Enduring Freedom :2347

Operation Iraqi Freedom :4403

Operation New Dawn :67

Operation Inherent Resolve: 6

Operation Free Sentinel: 2

37 year old  Army Sgt. 1st Class Pablo A. Ruiz

9 Weeks To Go!

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I am down to my last 9 weeks of school and I can’t wait, I am so burned out. I have no idea what I will do with my degree and probably it will be a waste of time since there are not many jobs out there, not like I thought there would be, but then again I will never know.

My friend from work got a new job so now I sit there alone with no one to talk to and since I had my knee surgery, oh yea, I had knee surgery two weeks ago, I can’t go up the stairs or do much at work, so I just sit there.

I lost some weight, well about 12 pounds so far, I am very happy about this and hope it continues to go down or at least it doesn’t go back up.

I don’t know why I continue to write this since the only person who ever read it was my mom and now she doesn’t get on the computer so I guess I write it for myself.

Total casualties as confirmed by U.S. Central Command: 6825

Deaths by Conflict:

Operation Enduring Freedom :2347

Operation Iraqi Freedom :4403

Operation New Dawn :67

Operation Inherent Resolve: 6

Operation Free Sentinel: 2

24 year old Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan D. Burris

Operation Inherent Resolve

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WOW! It has been a really long time since I have been here.  I have been working very hard on my graduate degree (Master of Science in Leadership with an Emphasis in Disaster Preparedness and Executive Fire Leadership). I only have a few months left and I can’t wait.  I am tired of doing homework and research every night.

My work has changed, I should be working my 8 weeks of days but for some reason they moved some people around and I got stuck in a section that was just finishing their day rotation so I went back to working the evening shift and in a month or so I will be back on the night shift. I am not real happy and I also don’t like some of the people I work with.

I have been looking and applying for different jobs but without my degree it is hard to change fields.  I hope to get something though, I am even willing to go down in pay grade for a new job. Several people where I work have been hired to go to England.  I wouldn’t mind that but really don’t think my wife would move that far from her parents and with my mom getting up in years I don’t even really like living as far as I do from her. I did get her to come up for Christmas and it was nice having family here for the holidays.

I have watched the news and our world is in a real mess, I truly believe that we are heading for a way in both Europe and the Middle East, and I also feel that our country is heading for a civil war over ultra right-wing religion.  If it happens I have my truck and I can make it to get my mom and then head north.  Always have to head north were there are supplies of clean water and areas where you can grow root plants such as potatoes. I really need to get my food storage back into shape.

Thats it for now.

Oh, did anyone know we were actually involved in a new conflict? Yes, Operation Inherent Resolve, which has taken 3 more lives.

Total casualties as confirmed by U.S. Central Command: 6820

Deaths by Conflict:

Operation Enduring Freedom :2347

Operation Iraqi Freedom :4403

Operation New Dawn :67

Operation Inherent Resolve: 3

19 year old Marine Lance Cpl. Sean P. Neal