John Martinez Pavliga

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Gender MALE
Occupation Commercial Insurance Underwriter
Location Berkeley, California, United States
Introduction I'm a single dad, Gulf War vet and UC Berkeley alum. I grew up in a black, working class neighborhood on Chicago's south side. As such, I was practically baptized a Democrat. Lately, I've become a fan of globalization and an enthusiastic missionary for the religion of democracy. I like cheap American light beers. I drink white wine with pasta, and eat my cereal with a tablespoon from a mixing bowl. All class.
Interests Politics, History, Baseball, Movies, Football, Cooking, Architecture
Favorite Movies Austin Powers (All), Braveheart, Citizen Kane, Cool Hand Luke, Forrest Gump, Gladiator, Godfather (All), Glory, History of the World Part I, Old School, Logan's Run, Meet the Parents, Patton, Pirates of the Caribbean, Planet of the Apes (All), Shanghai Noon, Spartacus, The Exorcist, The Hunt for Red October, The Jerk, The Patriot, The Sixth Sense, The Sound of Music, The Ten Commandments, The Untouchables, Unforgiven, Westworld
Favorite Music Anita Baker, Barenaked Ladies, Bee Gees, Bob Marley, Chicago, Clannad, Counting Crows, Doobie Brothers, Foreigner, Whitney Houston, Norah Jones, L.L. Cool J, John Mayer, Maroon 5, Matchbox 20, Natalie Merchant, Run D.M.C., Shania Twain, Will Smith, Styx, Grover Washington Jr., George Winston
Favorite Books All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, Aquariums of Pyongyang, Give Me a Break, The World is Flat, Theodore Rex, The Case for Democracy, The Case for Israel, The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization, The Neocon Reader, Truman, We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History, What Went Wrong: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response, Who's Looking Out for You?