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Sock in the jolly sacks. Spain loses 5-1 to Holland in the World Cup openner.

 

After winning 3 international titles in a row (2 European and 1 World Cups), Spain gets smashed by the team they beat in the last WC Final.

 

Generation change time!

 

I fear Spain won’t pass the 1st round. But they had a good round.

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Track Your Cell Phone Without a Warrant

The government and police regularly use location data pulled off of cell phone towers to put criminals at the scenes of crimes—often without a warrant. Well, an appeals court ruled today that the practice is unconstitutional, in one of the strongest judicial defenses of technology privacy rights we’ve seen in a while.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that the government illegally obtained and used Quartavious Davis’s cell phone location data to help convict him in a string of armed robberies in Miami and unequivocally stated that cell phone location information is protected by the Fourth Amendment.

“In short, we hold that cell site location information is within the subscriber’s reasonable expectation of privacy,” the court ruled in an opinion written by Judge David Sentelle. “The obtaining of that data without a warrant is a Fourth Amendment violation.”

Sentelle is a Reagan appointee to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, generally considered to be the second most important court after the Supremes, so the decision will likely be considered to be precedential.

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The antics of Rome are to blame for this:

 

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/09/world/europe/ireland-bodies-tuam/

Reports of possible mass grave ‘sickening,’ Ireland’s top Catholic clergyman says

By Delia Gallagher and Susannah Cullinane, CNN
updated 10:59 AM EDT, Wed June 11, 2014

https://www.google.com/search?q=mass+graves+of+children+in+Ireland&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=Arch+Bishop+didn%27t+know+having+sex+with+children+is+illegal.&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb

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A trillion dollars and over 100,000 lives later, and jihadists (you know, the ones we support in Syria and used to support in Lybia, Egypt and Tunisia) are 50 miles from Baghdad.

 

Schadenfreud moment, though it hurts me to admit it.

 

Will we learn the lesson? I fear not.

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Some vistas from Piano di Sorrento…

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http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/09/french-public-debt-audit-illegitimate-working-class-internationalim

 

The French are right: tear up public debt – most of it is illegitimate anyway

Debt audits show that austerity is politically motivated to favour social elites. Is a new working-class internationalism in the air?
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On another board, someone started a “Best concerts you’ve ever gone to” thread.  The thread was quite a hit, so I thought I’d start a similar thread here by posting my list.

It’s quite a list (a period of my life was practically a non-stop rock concert) so I’ll put the list under a “click here to read the rest of the thread” bar.

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1 hour documentary called “Who is Elisa Lam?” It concerns
covert and pervasive electromagnetic influencing and control programs in development, and deployment, over the last 50 years. Humans, and indeed all living organisms are endangered by this obscene affront to our freedom and well-being. The doc was produced by a group from Iceland, and is very well worth watching, and passing on to others.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfqxN5DHFvU
I, and once he helped,  have been doing some things to fight back the Fukushima radiation still pouring into the earth and atmosphere and to fight the EMFs. Seems to be working. 40 miles from MCI and only two chemtrails seen in the last two months (I odn’t count jet trails) and they were breaking up pretty fast, could be due to my efforts or the weather conditions above and around cloud levels.
I knew we would be getting rain in end of May and early June, due to the presence of fog 90 days prior. This rain should keep up all the way thru June, maybe not in the later days. Still have the late garden yet to till and plant. Researchers are saying that spring from here on out will be earlier and winter starting later. Picked a quart of nanking cherries thus far, more to go. Made cherry syrup today. Anyone need seeds, let me know at Machiavelli_mania@yahoo.com and wait until I finally check that junk email address.
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