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#241    DevilCatGirl

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 07:33 PM

View PostThe Skeptic Eric Raven, on 16 August 2010 - 06:40 PM, said:

Thats what I was trying to figure out. :w00t:

Me too....hmmmmm.....

I can say this too - anyone who has a security clearance & works in a classified job doesn't go around bragging about it. I have family members & friends with security clearances & NO ONE would ever have a clue. Seems like throwing that out there is just another way to appear "cool"... :wacko:


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Posted 16 August 2010 - 07:59 PM

I actually created this a long time ago, so folks could simply tell us a little about their backgrounds, not make absurd claims or act arrogant...simple stuff, like the stuff MOST people have posted about themselves. Personally, I LIKE IT when some of our regular posters mention a little something about the backgrounds and education they have. In particular when posted in a truthful manner.

I've learned that some of our posters have widely varying degrees, from mechanical engineers to art history majors, are fluent in an assortment of languages (some of them pretty unusual), have long and varied military backgrounds from pilots to fox-hole diggers, are very young (an assortment of teenagers and very early teens) or sometimes "well seasoned" veterans well into their 60's or beyond. Gay, straight, bi, black, white, Hispanic, an assortment of Asian backgrounds, Catholics, Protestants, baby-eating-Pagans (You know who u are SC!  :w00t: ), members of Wicca, bikers, grandmas, biker-grandmas...
Pretty much a very cool, diverse group of people.
Don't want to share? Then don't. Personally, I like when someone weighs in on a topic they may actually have some honest knowledge about or experience with, and this was just a way to state what may qualify you to speak on a subject with more authority than the average guy.

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#243    eqgumby

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 08:02 PM

View PostDevilCatGirl, on 16 August 2010 - 07:33 PM, said:

Me too....hmmmmm.....

I can say this too - anyone who has a security clearance & works in a classified job doesn't go around bragging about it. I have family members & friends with security clearances & NO ONE would ever have a clue. Seems like throwing that out there is just another way to appear "cool"... :wacko:
Agreed.
PS The craziest people I have ever met (functioning crazy, that have real full-time jobs), were not just people WITH clearances, they were people that controlled OTHER peoples clearances. I have two in mind right now...it makes me shudder to think they actually issued TS clearances...

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#244    eqgumby

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 08:06 PM

View Postdigitalartist, on 22 July 2010 - 04:45 PM, said:

  • 54
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  • 5 furry children.
  • 2 semesters of college before the money ran out.
  • 6 years in the navy working on antiquated (WWII) sonar and electronic systems.
  • 7 years in various manufacturing facilities until manufacturing went belly up in this area.
  • 15 + years as a library clerk in various types of libraries.
  • First computer was a Radio Shack Color computer with 4 k memory, audio tape storage and Basic as the programming language.  Eventually upgraded it to 64 K memory, cd drive, OS9, Basic O9
  • Built my own 386 and 486 computers from scratch
  • Created websites for myself and others using HTML, CSS and PHP/MySql
  • Past contributor to the E107 Content Management System
  • Mod and Admin on various sites in the past including E107
  • Have used the following at one time or another for 3d graphics:  Terragen, Bryce, Carrarra, Cinema 4d, Truespace
  • Researched and wrote a paper on Noah's Ark
  • Skeptic
  • Generally research the net or books before I reply to a post and usually apply some common sense and logic to my replies(though I have been known to slip).

No special training, no degrees so aside from the time in the military, I may seem unqualified to reply to most posts.
I think you have a great background. Well rounded and all that.
It seems this has become a bit of a joke lately, but really, if I had a question on computers or WW2 era electronics, YOU would be a great potential source of info! Don't discount yourself!

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#245    DevilCatGirl

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 08:11 PM

View Posteqgumby, on 16 August 2010 - 07:59 PM, said:

I actually created this a long time ago, so folks could simply tell us a little about their backgrounds, not make absurd claims or act arrogant...simple stuff, like the stuff MOST people have posted about themselves. Personally, I LIKE IT when some of our regular posters mention a little something about the backgrounds and education they have. In particular when posted in a truthful manner.

I've learned that some of our posters have widely varying degrees, from mechanical engineers to art history majors, are fluent in an assortment of languages (some of them pretty unusual), have long and varied military backgrounds from pilots to fox-hole diggers, are very young (an assortment of teenagers and very early teens) or sometimes "well seasoned" veterans well into their 60's or beyond. Gay, straight, bi, black, white, Hispanic, an assortment of Asian backgrounds, Catholics, Protestants, baby-eating-Pagans (You know who u are SC!  :w00t: ), members of Wicca, bikers, grandmas, biker-grandmas...
Pretty much a very cool, diverse group of people.
Don't want to share? Then don't. Personally, I like when someone weighs in on a topic they may actually have some honest knowledge about or experience with, and this was just a way to state what may qualify you to speak on a subject with more authority than the average guy.

I really like this thread, and I enjoy reading about the members on UM. I will share my amazing credentials soon.  :P
Arrogance and claiming to know more than others in an insulting manner is not very impressive at all.

I'm off to be the domestic diva & head out to the grocery store. I may just post my creds here in a few. ;)


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Posted 16 August 2010 - 08:18 PM

I'm a high school dropout who has a GED.

I grew up working in my dad's machine shop from the age of seven. I've also worked as a lifeguard, a computer repair tech, and now work for an ISP offering tech support. Did a little bit of roofing work at one point.


Have a competency certificate on computers, a black belt in Tae Kwan Do, a orange in Tang Soo Do, practiced a style of kung fu at one point. Currently also taking Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and will be taking up Boxing and Muay Thai next month.

I have a small library on history, a couple of sciences, and martial arts.
Also have a bookshelf or three full of fiction.


As for the rest... I like listening to bug band and swing (Rat Pack was the best.), folk and country music, as well as classic rock.
I'm an atheist, but not confrontational.
Just recently turned 22.

It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone's fault. If it was us, what did that make Me? After all, I'm one of Us. I must be. I've certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. We're always one of Us. It's Them that do the bad things.
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Posted 16 August 2010 - 09:29 PM

High school graduate

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 11:05 PM

I'm 17 years old, live with my mom and her partner. Moved around A lot so lost touch with a lot of mates from childhood,

Part Gypsy, check your pockets,

Left school with a B/C/C in English, B/C in Science, B in Art, D in R.E, D in Maths and 5 C grade GCSE's on a travel to learn course at college,

Finished my first year at college on the Uniformed Public Services course, going to drop out once I get a job in construction because of recent things and need money!,

Was going to join the army in a years time but got deffered medically due to suffering with migraines recently and can't join for another two years,

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 11:11 PM

View PostEnoonmai, on 16 August 2010 - 09:29 PM, said:

High school graduate

Master woodworker

Iron worker

Herpetologist

Mycologist

Botanist

Ethnobotanist

Musician

Poet

Lyricist

Psychonaut

Distiller

Brewer

Wine maker

Alchemist

I was waiting for your biography, E...  (although I kinda knew it already)...  ;)


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Posted 16 August 2010 - 11:37 PM

21 Years old...single...father of 1...
Vegetarian and animal lover...
Bicycle mechanic and a writer/artist as well as a volunteer....
Watch waaaay too many movies and am always found with earbuds jammed halfway into my skull...
Cursed with ADHD and can be a straight up dick without a moment's notice...



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Posted 16 August 2010 - 11:50 PM

View Postvillage_idiot, on 16 August 2010 - 11:37 PM, said:

21 Years old...single...father of 1...
Vegetarian and animal lover...
Bicycle mechanic and a writer/artist as well as a volunteer....
Watch waaaay too many movies and am always found with earbuds jammed halfway into my skull...
Cursed with ADHD and can be a straight up dick without a moment's notice...


*LIKE*  Oh wait a minute....we aren't on FaceBook???? :P


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Posted 17 August 2010 - 12:06 AM

Okay...here it goes...

~ I am of Cherokee, German, English & Spanish descent
~Proud "Georgia Peach"
~ Grew up on a farm, so I AM a tomboy!
~ BA in Studio Art from North Georgia College & State University
~ Worked as a Financial Consultant for A.G. Edwards/Wachovia/Wells Fargo a few years out of college
~ Married an Air National Guardsman/Joint Command Special Ops team member with 23 years of experience. He deploys back to the Middle East in the morning.
~ Resigned from my financial job last year to dedicate myself full time to my art/photography/film-making business, Devil Cat Art & Photography.
~ I have 5 cats & 3 pit bulls - all rescues.
~ I rescue/foster/transport homeless animals frequently - especially the most misunderstood & exploited breed - the American Pit Bull Terrier.
~ I educate people about the importance of adopting animals vs. BUYING them. Shelters all across the U.S. are inundated with unwanted animals, and people can find wonderful companions there as well as save lives!
~ My best friend & I are working on a few documentaries right now. She has an extensive 16-year career in the film-making industry.
~ I give my heart & soul to military & veterans' causes. There is NO sacrifice like giving one's life to protect his/her country.

I can give more details upon request!  :)


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Posted 24 August 2010 - 02:24 PM

View PostDevilCatGirl, on 17 August 2010 - 12:06 AM, said:

Okay...here it goes...

~ I am of Cherokee, German, English & Spanish descent
~Proud "Georgia Peach"
~ Grew up on a farm, so I AM a tomboy!
~ BA in Studio Art from North Georgia College & State University
~ Worked as a Financial Consultant for A.G. Edwards/Wachovia/Wells Fargo a few years out of college
~ Married an Air National Guardsman/Joint Command Special Ops team member with 23 years of experience. He deploys back to the Middle East in the morning.
~ Resigned from my financial job last year to dedicate myself full time to my art/photography/film-making business, Devil Cat Art & Photography.
~ I have 5 cats & 3 pit bulls - all rescues.
~ I rescue/foster/transport homeless animals frequently - especially the most misunderstood & exploited breed - the American Pit Bull Terrier.
~ I educate people about the importance of adopting animals vs. BUYING them. Shelters all across the U.S. are inundated with unwanted animals, and people can find wonderful companions there as well as save lives!
~ My best friend & I are working on a few documentaries right now. She has an extensive 16-year career in the film-making industry.
~ I give my heart & soul to military & veterans' causes. There is NO sacrifice like giving one's life to protect his/her country.

I can give more details upon request!  :)
I adopt pets too. Adult pets specifically. I'm sure I would be on my 5th dog by now, if my one year old mutt didn't decide to live for 16 years! She's ancient, but the best dog I could imagine...I can't tell you how many people offered to "keep her" when we made our 6 or 7 military moves over the years.

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 10:09 AM

I am 21 years old and live in England. I have spent a few years researching Atlantis and Egypt and have a huge interest in them. I think ancient civilisations would have to be my specialist subject. Good all rounder on general knowledge


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Posted 02 September 2010 - 06:18 PM

View Posteqgumby, on 24 August 2010 - 02:24 PM, said:

I adopt pets too. Adult pets specifically. I'm sure I would be on my 5th dog by now, if my one year old mutt didn't decide to live for 16 years! She's ancient, but the best dog I could imagine...I can't tell you how many people offered to "keep her" when we made our 6 or 7 military moves over the years.

That is so great to hear! I have a 14-year-old rescued pit bull. I honestly believe that rescued animals live longer because of their rehabilitation.

Were/are you in the military?





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