User:RedCasey

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RedCasey[edit]

Hello, I am RedCasey. I am a male in my late 20's living in Texas. I am very new to participating on Wikipedia and would welcome any patience, constructive criticism or helpful advice offered.

Educational Background[edit]

Undergraduate[edit]

I have a B.A. in Political Science from Texas A&M University.

Main Areas Of Study[edit]
  • Russian
  • Political Philosophy
  • Quantitative Method
  • Politics of the Former Soviet Union
  • Politics of Latin America

Graduate[edit]

I studied Law at Tulane University for one year before deciding that I was not interested in pursuing a legal career.

Professional Background[edit]

Politics and Trade Unionism[edit]

After completing my undergraduate work I moved to Washington and became Executive Assistant to the Director of a major Labor Federation. I worked closely with the following unions:

  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
  • United Farm Workers (UFW)
  • Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees and Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees (UNITE HERE)
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters
  • Laborer's International Union of North America (LIUNA)
  • United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW)

I was also active in different issue campaigns and participated in several gubernatorial and senatorial electoral campaigns.

Logistics and Freight[edit]

I have at various times in the past been employed as a freight broker and yard boss at a major electronics distribution center.

Management, Facilities and Hospitality[edit]

I have been employed in the parking services industry and in management at the world's largest single site valet parking operation at a major international airport. At the time I supervised approximately 300 employees.

Industrial Compressed Air[edit]

I am currently employed selling equipment and parts in the industrial compressed air industry, specializing and the generation and treatment of compressed air for industrial applications.

Everything below this heading is in need of revision and is at best a work in progress[edit]

In the years I have been visiting Wikipedia I have seen its reliability, respectability and reputation grow by leaps and bounds thanks to its dedicated volunteers. I would be humbled to contribute in any way to such a noble cause. I believe Wikipedia can truly become a wonder of our time, an egalitarian sort of Library of Alexandria for the digital age. I hope in my own small ways to continue the trend of improving the quality, accuracy, neutrality,verifiability and scholarly rigor that is such a part of the vision of Wikipedia.

I am a voracious reader and I am interested and conversant in:

  • History, especially:

-The Spanish Civil War -The History of Socialism and the Labor Movement -The History of Latin America -The History of the Former Soviet Union -Napoleonic Naval Warfare -Ancient History, Pre-History, Anthropology

  • Ideas, especially

-Philosophy (Nietzsche, J.S. Mill, Hobbes, Marx, Marcuse, Rousseau, Heraclitus, Seneca, Locke, Epicurus etc) -Literature (William S. Burroughs, Rushdie, Nabokov, Joyce, Joseph Conrad, etc) -Science and Tech (Cosmology, medical advancements, physics) -Politics (obviously) -Anthropology (myths, evolution, social science, psychology etc)