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Tom Whaley

+CVS/pharmacy I'll be avoiding your store due to you banning of +Google Wallet and NFC payments.

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Still  trending.  I have faith that a cry this loud will finally convince +Ingress  to drop everything and finally make the official intel map useful, or accept that an exception must be made for +IITC use, which is a necessity for Anomaly and Mega-Op operating.

And at least turn the bot-guard thing off during anomaly hours...


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The only mapping tools an Intel Operator needs in the eyes of +Ingress

   #makeRealFields   #itShouldntHurtToIngress   #IntelIsNotACrime  

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Operation Field Utah would not have been possible without IITC.

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+Jacob Rardin its 72 today that they are giving away. Please dear #OnePlus gods...send the #InsanityWeek down on me and on +Christine Rose
#OnePlus #InsanityWeek is almost over and it is going out with a bang! For Day 5 we’re giving 72 OnePlus Ones to our wonderful fans. There’s never been a crazier way for you to win one of our 64GB flagship killers.

1. Share this message with the hashtag #OnePlus #InsanityWeek and tag 2 friends
2. Fill the following form:
3. Go insane!

We’ll be announcing a new winner every 20 minutes. Find out what all the hype is about and join the Insanity!

The contest for Day 5 starts now and will close on Saturday, October 18 at 1.00 pm GMT (7.00 am CST). More info about this contest:

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I could really use a flagship killer. Saving money and the best hardware to boot! Anyone else want one? +Vex Mage +Luke Neumann

#OnePlus #InsanityWeek
Bored by #OnePlus #InsanityWeek ? Six phones in three days is a bit of a snoozefest. Now that it’s Day 4 let’s double that and give away 12 phones in 24 hours.

1. Share this post to public and tag at least 2 friends in your own post.
2. Fill out the following form: (it only takes 1 minute!).
3. Go insane!

Interested in the 2014 flagship killer? A new winner will be chosen and announced every two hours so the sooner you enter, the better your chances are. Things are going to get crazy up in here. The contest for Day 4 starts today at 1.00 pm GMT (7.00 am CST) and will close on Friday, October 17 at 1.00 pm (7.00 am CST).

More info about this contest:

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i love simple, fresh perspectives on everyday data like this!  "Population by Longitude and Latitude"  h/t +GOOD

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+Joe Philley when you are at Madonna Inn with Elite V be sure to check out the Waterfall Urinal. I think it should be a #portalgem

+NIA Ops +November Lima

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A replacement for the Fairness Doctrine? Sounds like a place the govt has no right to be.

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You may not be aware that the FBI no longer considers itself to primarily be a law enforcement agency. At some point in the last year, it updated its official documentation to reflect that it now considers itself to be, first and foremost, a "national security" agency. When asked about the change by Foreign Policy's John Hudson, FBI spokesman Paul Bresson explained that this reflected a change in the Bureau's mission post-9/11, when they evaluated their top ten priorities, the top three were "[counterterrorism], counterintelligence, and cyber [security]." The change in their documentation simply publicly reflects this shift - which has also included a large-scale transfer of manpower from criminal investigation, both white-collar and violent, to secret investigations in the "security" sphere. The consequences are significant: white-collar prosecutions dropped from 10,000 per year to 3,500 per year from 2000 to 2005. (Interestingly, around the time that the mortgage industry skullduggery was heating up)

Now, I may be old-fashioned, but I think there's a certain value to the United States having a federal law-enforcement agency, especially with the wide variety of complex new crimes that have arisen in the past decades. I'm far less convinced that the US needs its own Second Directorate, a police agency dedicated to secret investigations of a sort which might result in "detention," but rarely prosecution. The argument that these are unprosecutable because of the sensitivity of methods is, more and more, an argument that the secret investigations of police must never be examined, because the police must remain secret.

I've seen secret police organizations before. I've even seen ones calling themselves departments, ministries, committees, and bureaus of national, state, and homeland security. Last time I checked, they were what America spent most of the twentieth century fighting. Did we just decide to chuck it all and say, "Hey, USSR - looks like you were right after all. Sorry about the whole 'democracy' bit. Hey, can you give us some tips on infiltration?"

I sure as hell didn't. And I hope you didn't, either.

h/t +Alex Scrivener for finding the story. 
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