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About ErgoPropterHoc
Epinions.com ID: ErgoPropterHoc
Location: Evanston, IL
Member Since: Oct 25, 1999
Homepage: pubweb.northwestern.edu
 
Favorite Websites: http://www.brains4zombies.com
  http://www.uscollegehockey.com
  http://www.myorders.com
Activity Summary
Reviews Written: 71
Member Visits: 4,560
Total Visits: 57,888



ErgoPropterHoc's Recent Opinions
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Sep 14, 2000 Jack-in-the-Box Apple 15" Desktop - B5073LLA
in Mac Desktops
  Product Rating: 5.0    Very Helpful
Jul 20, 2000 Great Maker! Straczynski, J Michael
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Jul 5, 2000 U. S. Naval Academy Museum Annapolis
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Jun 21, 2000 Where Global means Global Yahoo Finance
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  Product Rating: 5.0    Very Helpful
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About ErgoPropterHoc
So you want to know more about me, eh? I earned my Bachelor's and Master's (Public Administration) degrees from Cornell University. Since then, I’ve moved to Maryland, but I travel frequently around the East Coast of the United States - especially back to Ithaca, NY, where many of my friends remain and where I will probably always call home. I especially love to go back for Cornell's hockey games.

My Epinions ID Ergo Propter Hoc is Latin, which translates to "therefore because of this." It's part of the phrase post hoc, ergo propter hoc, ("after this, therefore because of this") a famous fallacy in logic. But I hope that your decisions which come after reading some of my opinions are because of them.

As an analyst in the Office of Management and Budget for Prince George's County, MD (just outside DC), I supervise the fiscal operations of the Fire Department and Sheriff for P.G. County. I also help edit, design and publish many of the official documents for the County.

I used to be a Volunteer fire fighter, back when I lived in New York. I'm not anymore -- not because I don't want to, but because I'm not allowed due to my job (conflict of interest and such).

As an avid fan and participant in write offs, I've created Echo @ Epinions, where write offs can be found and navigated through easily. You can find quick-links to the most recent write off right on the Epinions pages, and archives of all the previous events. I also maintain a calendar of events there, which anyone can add events to.

During the summer of '98, I went on a massive, two month, ten thousand mile cross-country road trip, stopping at cities, monuments and other attractions all across America.


Check out my reviews from the trip (more coming soon):
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard
Glenora Wine Cellars
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
Chimney Rock, Scotts Bluff & Agate Fossil Beds
Mount Rushmore, Wind Cave, Jewel Cave, Badlands
Yellowstone
S. Anderson Vineyard
Beaulieu Vineyards
Hoover Dam
Meteor Crater
Petrified Forest & Painted Desert



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