• Fourth Amendment:

    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,[a] against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

    They left an important part off:

    “The government itself shall have no right to privacy, that is, all activities of government shall at all times be open to inspection by the people.”

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Pull Up A Chair: Is It Fall Yet? by dakine01.

    2014-09-13 06:14:53View | Delete

    So, um, don’t really need to know ,but does that mean carrying three plastic bags?

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Pull Up A Chair: Is It Fall Yet? by dakine01.

    2014-09-13 04:44:48View | Delete

    Second that Ruth. 78 on my deck before dawn, thanks to some storm clouds coming off the gulf, feels good on bare skin. Thoughts of pumping up my bike tires. Today is first day of knocking on doors for Wendy. Been making phone calls last couple weeks. The hostility is remarkable, wonder if it’s because [...]

  • joelmael commented on the blog post Yer New iPhone

    2014-09-09 12:06:00View | Delete

    I was charmed by the Samsung Note with the 5.3 inch screen two or so years ago and use it a lot but now I am waiting for a wrist watch phone like Dick Tracy’s. Then I’ll just get a tablet for all the non phone stuff. I’m sure they can make a simple cell phone the size of a bracelet if they want to. I guess they are like the car makers and want us to spring for all the options.

  • joelmael commented on the blog post Yer New iPhone

    2014-09-09 11:41:05View | Delete

    Yeah, I miss the old days when I used to be able to plan my bank robberies on the anonymous pay phone down the street. Now “The best way to rob a bank is to own one”—William K. Black.

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: Home Made ! by cmaukonen.

    2014-09-09 11:23:22View | Delete

    I’ve already side tracked your diary enough so I’ll say no more except to me this is a very huge and complicated issue, and we are slowly making progress.

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: Home Made ! by cmaukonen.

    2014-09-09 11:00:15View | Delete

    Speaking of babies and hitting people, at the community center where I went for exercise class this morning there were two ladies sitting in the hallway with the tiniest baby you ever saw, must have been days old. First I asked if I could take it home, they said no. Then I said to the [...]

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: Home Made ! by cmaukonen.

    2014-09-09 09:58:49View | Delete

    What gets me about the whole thing is how every report I saw, even TPM, soft pedalled it. They all said he hit her or punched her, but in the video he decked her, apparently knocked her out cold.

  • joelmael commented on the diary post How To Read A Jobs Report by Hugh.

    2014-09-09 04:36:15View | Delete

    Thanks for this, very useful info.

    ” Baby Boomers began turning 65 on January 1, 2001.”

    I think this date should be 2011. Otherwise I’d be a baby boomer and I prefer to remain in that rare and precious group born in the thirty’s.

  • joelmael commented on the blog post The Best Hope for the Future

    2014-09-07 13:28:04View | Delete

    And we don’t even get Soma.”

    Marijuana legalization is a gift to the corps. The pacifier is not something you only find in a baby’s crib. I think we will soon see more kinds of soma legalized.

  • joelmael commented on the blog post The Best Hope for the Future

    2014-09-07 12:13:42View | Delete

    Ah, it’s Sunday again and Masaccio rings the bells, beats the drums, shines the lights…. wake up America!

    November 4 is looking scarier and scarier.

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Last Night on Earth by Elliott.

    2014-09-06 04:18:52View | Delete

    Asteroid—subtitle of the latest Chomsky:

    Noam Chomsky: U.S. Has Plunged the Cradle of Civilization into Disaster, While Its Oil-Based Empire Destroys the Earth’s Climate—–Humanity has had the effect of a major asteroid hitting the planet.

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Last Night on Earth by Elliott.

    2014-09-06 03:56:10View | Delete

    Good question, Ellie, been pondering it for a few years, I’ll get back to you. Cheney is behind this, right? Or is it gay marriage? Yeah, I’m going to have to go with gay marriage. At least there won’t be any collateral damage.

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: Who Invented Email? by msmolly.

    2014-09-05 13:44:11View | Delete

    That’s the point. Why should it be ‘normals and ‘others’. We in the majority define everyone else in terms of differences from us. Why shouldn’t they, the minority have as much right to define us, the majority, in terms of separateness or differences from them? Why can’t we be labelled just as we label them.? [...]

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: Who Invented Email? by msmolly.

    2014-09-05 13:09:27View | Delete
  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: Who Invented Email? by msmolly.

    2014-09-05 11:18:04View | Delete

    Yes, Urban Dictionary has the simple definition.

    Some of my best friends are CIS….

    Simply a play on “some of my best friends are gay, black, etc.”

    I am sorry about the whole thing might pour a glass of wine to recover.

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: Who Invented Email? by msmolly.

    2014-09-05 11:12:38View | Delete

    Well ok then, slinking back under his rock.

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: Who Invented Email? by msmolly.

    2014-09-05 11:03:05View | Delete

    That’s trapped not tapped.

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: Who Invented Email? by msmolly.

    2014-09-05 11:01:02View | Delete

    Feeling tapped, no way out….oh wait…you can google CIS

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: Who Invented Email? by msmolly.

    2014-09-05 09:26:52View | Delete

    I thought my CIS pun would sell. Oh well perhaps the opportunity will arise again with all these techies around the lake.

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