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This could be an obstacle that +Scientology can't save themselves from. I did see the Going Clear documentary and it doesn't make the "church" look good. Without their heavy star power, can they survive? Sure, there are other celebrities, but are any as vocal as Tom Cruise?
Tom Cruise is allegedly planning to leave the Church of Scientology. An inside source says that the 52 year-old actor is finally going to break ties with the secretive and controversial religion in order to salvage his relationship with 9 year-old daughter Suri.
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Yes there is Travolta but Cruise has been called their diplomat. 
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Born in America. These 6 words are as weird as anything our language cousins can come up with.

Words are fun.
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I only watch the fireworks to photograph them. Today I could barely keep my eyes open thanks to my asshat neighbor keeping me up all night last night.

So, I'm trying to watch The Woman in Black 2.
 
I'm not gonna lie, I'm not a fan of fireworks. I know, I'm a #terribleAmerican
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+Martha Velazquez​ they were up until well after one seeing of fireworks last night.
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Rufus cooling off at the park.
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On the left is the original post. It's obviously there since March, so it's not like he deleted it as I tried to share or something. On the left is when I tried to share his post, with comment.

Weird Google.

Oh, by the way, his stream is filled with anti-Obama, anti-progressive, anti social justice and civil rights BS.
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Gotta love narrow scope, intolerant folks ... but hey since you are a man they block you; when you are a woman they call you a c*nt and threaten you.  Gotta love unstable, people with keyboards, and small intellect. 
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Have you heard about Stingray technologies? I know I've posted about them before now - from their secretive function of mass data collection to the almost top secret  wall surrounding the programs and technology.

Let me ask you: considering the Fourth Amendment, is this technology legal?

I think not. What's so wrong with a warrant? If you have probable cause you should stand up and get the warrant. When a government is sneaking around, circumventing the law it's then more than ever that we need to remind ourselves why our founders created the Bill of Rights.
 
The key point here is not the one pushed by law enforcement or by its civil libertarian opponents, both of whom suffer from technological myopia and “tradeoff disease” – a mental ailment that causes sincere people to make statements like “we must sacrifice a little privacy for public safety” or – alternatively – “we must be brave enough to endure some danger in order to preserve freedom.”  It is the noxious notion of the zero-sum game. That we must choose between freedom and safety for our children.  A choice that I absolutely refuse to make. A choice put forward by simplistic morons.
 
Proof: No people in all of human history have ever been safer than we are right now… and no people have ever been as free. 
 
The tech-myopia comes in when federal agents act as if tools like Stingray can be kept secret over an extended period.  My Gosh, what kind of society do they think they are living in?  All they accomplish with blanket and frantic gag orders is to increase the frisson of suspicion aimed toward them by citizens who know that they must be aware of what civil servants are doing, lest freedom vanish.
 
Temporary and tactical secrecy are useful tools for the Professional Protector Caste (PPC).  But technology and society keep moving forward and gag orders will not prevent it. 
 
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-is-the-big-secret-surrounding-stingray-surveillance/?WT.mc_id=SA_WR_20150701
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Unfortunately +Clinton Hughes​ they use the same justification to be able to collect your position from phone companies. Think it's called third party doctrine. Since you voluntarily gave the phone companies the right to collect the information they are able to get it without issuing a warrant.
That you don't really have a choice short of not owning a phone does not matter to them. 
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I may have to give Dune a second read. I generally don't re-read books because I remember most of them, but I wonder if the nuance has changed since I least read it at 17.

And, I think the term "technopeasant" should be resurrected. You know, someone who spends so much on technology keeping up with the latest and greatest that they have little money left for other quality of life improvements.

It just has more panache to it, like cyberpunk to hacker. 

via +Ana Ulin 
 
It has sold millions of copies, is perhaps the greatest novel in the science-fiction canon and Star Wars wouldn’t have existed without it. Frank Herbert’s Dune should endure as a politically relevant fantasy from the Age of Aquarius
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+Dede King​, I know it's the case when I rewatch old movies and in many cases they don't hold up to the the naïveté of a child.

The difference is, a movie is 2hrs at best and having seen it already I can do other things while it runs in the background. A book, though ... that's a commitment.
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Know before you go (out) ladies. Same girl, same day, different jeans = different butts.
Nearly every denim makeover I’ve done ends with the same conversation. “I had no idea what a difference it would make – I thought I was safe with Gap jeans!” Or, “Oh my goodness why didn’t anyone tell me I was wearing Mom Jeans?? I thought that as long as I was shopping at...
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It would be a more helpful article if she linked to something about how the hell the average income family is supposed to afford the "happy butt" jeans...
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I just watched Help by Justin Lin. You know, the guy behind The Fast and the Furious.

That was kind of interesting. I had to stand up to watch it properly, but I suppose if your chair swivels you'll be alright.

Check out "HELP" on Google Spotlight Stories at:

https://itunes.apple.com/app/google-spotlight-stories/id974739483

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.spotlightstories
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Not really Fourth of July related, but who doesn't like a good ghost story?
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Out of many, one. The United States of America.

To the rest of the world: sorry. No alien invasions. This is still our day. 
Today's Word of the Day is e pluribus unum. Learn its definition, pronunciation, etymology and more. Join over 19 million fans who boost their vocabulary every day.
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Right on Jason!
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I'm sharing this partly because of the news but mostly for the awesome photography. 

That Diavel is a masterpiece of art. 

And while I'm not a fan of Ducati's at all, I do ride a v-twin sportbike and so can understand what draws people to their engines.
 
Ducati sells 32,600 bikes in first six months of 2015 to achieve 22% increase
Ducati Motor Holding has accelerated growth in 2015. The Bologna based bike manufacturer managed to improve even further on the positive trend seen these last 5 years, with motorcycle sales increasing. The first half year saw a huge 22% increase in volume with respect to the first half of 2014, leading to all time record sales of 32,600 bikes worldwide.

Growth was observed in all countries. Performance during the first six months of 2015 confirms the USA as Ducati’s leading market with sales rising about 10%. The biggest percentage increase was recorded in Italy (+51%), followed by Spain (+38%), the UK (+36%), Germany (+24%) and France (+23%). The results for June set a new monthly record (the previous best was April 2015) with bike sales topping 7,400, a staggering 60% increase compared to the same month in 2014. June also saw the Ducati brand achieve record sales in North America (more then 1,900 bikes sold) and Japan (more then 500 bikes sold).
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Introduction

I am defined by the sum of my parts. Like anything else I am made up of many moving pieces that all come together in a great dance called Awesome. I am a U.S. Army veteran and an avid motorcycle rider -- a professionally amateur photographer, a friend, and jokester. I am a tech aficionado, an atheist, a spiritual person and a thinker. To try and define me, or classify me, as just one thing is to do yourself and myself wrong.  

I am from the Space Coast in Florida where I went into the Army. I was lucky enough to travel a bit, seeing west and east Europe, Canada (BC) and various bits of Mexico, as well as a lot of the USA.

Currently, I reside in Denver, CO and have a degree in Political Science with a background in technical operations, management and sales. I do volunteer work occasionally with non-profits and organized a Political Science Alumni chapter through my college.

I like the doggies, too. Mine's name is Rufus. 

I have a wide variety of interests and don't mind learning new things. I think a well rounded knowledge base helps us to make better decisions and understand the world in a clearer facet. 

Otherwise, I am who I am.

There are many reasons why I might follow you and many more than I won't. Reasons to keep me from adding you to my circles include:
  • Profile not filled out. Seriously, I don't know which circles to put you in if I don't know anything about you. That's where a filled out Profile comes into play.
  • You don't post anything. I mean anything Public. I don't add people just to bump my circle numbers, I add people because they post content I'm interested in. Post.
  • You're sole purpose to being on Google+ is to advertise your wares or promote your company/blog/expertise. I check everyone's profile out before I add them. If all I'm seeing is some lame marketing attempt, then I'm not adding you. 

NOTE: I will mute animated gifs. I may comment on it first, but I don't like them clogging my streams so I mute all of them. No exceptions.

Also, if I post something -- anything -- I am inviting conversation. I don't have to agree with you, you don't have to agree with me, but I love the conversation itself. Please feel free to comment.

I also tend to be objective rather than subjective, looking at things without emotion or empathy. Some people have blocked me because I didn't empathize with them, instead I tried to get more information to make a better informed conclusion. I think it's childish and immature to block someone because they immediately don't agree with you, but I'll survive. 
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Vladimir Putin's 1%er Biker Gang To Invade Europe
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Federal Bill Would Protect Pets Of Domestic Abuse Victims
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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence admitted that he mishandled the passage of a religious freedom law and now wants a piece of legislation to clarify t

Medford man caught on video kicking, throwing pit bull
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A Medford man is charged with animal cruelty after he was caught on video kicking a dog and throwing it over a fence.

Rude Biker Chick: Lessons From My Daddy ~ Rude Biker Chick
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Rude Biker Chick: Lessons From My Daddy took a year to ride, a year to write, but a lifetime to create.

Frank Sinatra’s views on organized religion were decades ahead of his time
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The interview originally appeared in Playboy Magazine in 1963, and it demonstrates the timeless performer’s incredibly deep and evolved thou

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Colorado cops handcuffed a man for refusing to hand over his camera as "evidence" after he recorded them tasing a suspected shoplifter

I’m a U.S. veteran, and “American Sniper” is rife with lies
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Clint Eastwood's film is propagandistic fiction masquerading as a “true story." Here's why it's so dangerous

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I am proposing the FCC use its Title II authority to implement and enforce open internet protections, banning paid prioritization, and the b

Comcast Renames Man 'Asshole Brown' After He Tries to Cancel Cable | WIRED
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Comcast probably doesn’t relish being one of those companies that many Americans love to hate. But sometimes, the cable giant makes this way

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A Florida lawyer is asking a state attorney to conduct a criminal investigation into whether Gov. Rick Scott, as well as other members of th

Angels Among Us Rescues 40 Dogs From an Overburdened Shelter
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When a Georgia shelter faced the possibility of euthanizing dogs to clear space, an army of angels arrived, placing the dogs in foster homes

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Executive director of Missouri ACLU tells Salon why it's supporting "Grand Juror Doe's" fight to speak

It wasn't bad, but neither was it exceptional. I was hoping to find a new authentic Mexican restaurant that wasn't too commercial and will have to keep looking, I suppose. Not that I wouldn't come back here, just that I'm not going to go out of my way to come back here.
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reviewed a month ago
It was fun and that's all that matters, isnt it?
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Went there today as my very first experience with a Smashburger, ever. There wasn't a line when I walked in and was able to order immediately. However, the guy I ordered from (his name tag said he was the GM) didn't help me out at all. Having never been there I didn't know that you ordered sides and drinks separately or that there were different sizes of burgers or that every sandwich can be a burger or a chicken. He did suggest the Colorado burger which I bought for a friend and then I ordered the Avocado Club. I didn't know this at the time, but Smashburger fries suck. I mean, they really really aren't good. The burger itself was okay, nothing special. My friend tells me they're normally greasier, but mine wasn't greasy at all. It was, however, salty. Very salty. As someone who never adds salt to food (hell, I've never even bought salt) this wasn't something I was ready for or welcome to. The restaurant, itself, was in fairly good order, but the cushions to all the seats I saw were damaged and in severe need or repairs or replacement. I can't for the life of me imagine why I'd ever go here again.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Everything about this place was fantastic! The staff were friendly and courteously, the food was fantastic and the drinks were made with drinking in mind. I can't say enough good things about this place. We easily dropped $300 there and left disappointed that it was so far away for easy return trips.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
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I didn't have any problems with the food but my friend who likes spicy foods thought somewhere with the name "Jabanero" should have been a little hotter on the taste buds. Seeing as how that particular slot in the stripmall had been a number of little restaurants over the years, it's nice to see something lasting for a bit. For the price, though, I'd rather just go to Chipotle or Qdoba.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
We went here on a recommendation from a friend's mother. When we stepped into the doors I was surprised at all the "character" of the place. That is to say, the place was filled with old photos, antiques and memorabilia from the 19th century. At first it was a unique and fun and then it became a pain in the ass. Their menu was severely limited, just burgers and sandwiches. Our gluten free friend couldn't eat there and the staff were unwilling to let him order of menu. He was willing to pay a reasonable price for a salad or just hamburger patties, but they wanted him to buy two separate hamburgers and take the bread off himself. When he asked if he could bring food from another place in, they said no. I ordered at the same time as some other friends and while their food came (albeit after far too long) mine never arrived. I ordered a Pepsi (which was on the menu),was served a can of Coca-Cola (for $2) and sat down to wait. And wait. And wait. After my friends' food was delivered and eaten mine still had not arrived. Finally I went up to the bar and told the bartender I'd pay for the soda but she could cancel the sandwich order. I gave her $2 and walked out, grabbing a burrito next door. When I finally returned to my friends I was told my sandwich arrived while I was out. Another friend's sandwich arrived at the same time, nearly an hour after we ordered. The final straw was when they tried to charge me for the sandwich and my gluten free friend for drinks he'd already paid for before leaving to find something gluten-free friendly. We'll not be going there ever again or recommending the place to anyone but our enemies.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
I wasn't expecting much, but the place was well tended, clean and the staff was friendly. All of us were pleasantly surprised.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago