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McSupper...

Eating lunch.

Lunch buffet.

Break finished, ate lunch, ready to go again.

Lunch

Loaded next load here.

Lunch

Stopped to eat.

Eating lunch after picking next load up at Portland, Maine on my way to deliver to Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

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  • Registration now open for 2017 NACV Show
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I just found a very cool Google Latitude WordPress widget that will automatically display my current location in the sidebar as long as I have the Google Maps application up and running on my Sprint HTC “Touch” phone.

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I play the audio of a couple of different TED talks that discuss the idea of meme’s or virally spreading ideas and how people can be vulnerable to them. This gives me a launching point to talk about how resentment and denial figure […]

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The author of this must feel his job is threatened by blogging, Twitter, Facebook, podcasts, etc.

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Could this be how the government plan to limit free speech via a back-door attack? Why don’t they go after politicians outlandish and outright false claims too?