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"From our family to yours!"

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From April:
NYPL To Deploy A New Fleet Of Bookmobiles For First Time Since The '80s

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Over the next few months, the New York Public Library will be bringing books to residents of the Bronx, Staten Island, and Manhattan via a new fleet of sleek, cherry red-colored vehicles.

These new NYPL bookmobiles are intended to help communities that don't currently have ready access to libraries, or whose local libraries aren't totally operational. The Bronx's resident Grand Concourse Library, for instance, is currently closed for the next year due to ongoing renovations—until recently, the borough had no bookstores, following the 2016 closure of Barnes & Noble.

The NYPL has offered New Yorkers books through its mobile libraries, at times called bookwagons, for over a century. Yet the new bookmobiles mark the first time the NYPL has had a mobile library out on the streets since the early 1980s, according to a library spokesperson.

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An interesting map:

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Seriously, thanks. I'm guessing eds crawdads are effecting the algorithm.
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That shows Democrat oriented ruling class churches ("Mainline Protestant") are losing members.
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Nice.
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So out in Indiana today coming home from the range where I sighted in the new scope on the deer gun, and I pulled over to the side of the road to search for a local hardware store on Waze. As I was stopping something on the side of the road caught my eye... could it be what I thought it was? Sure enough, on the side of the road was a box of ammo. Mostly spent casings, but including 3 live rounds of .30-06 and 4 live rounds of .243. I presume someone had put them on the roof of their car and drove off forgetting to put them inside and that's where they blew off.

I was looking for a hardware store because the Cabela's I stopped at on the way there had no 12 gauge sabot slugs, someone screwed up stocking up for deer season. Now I had just used all of my ammo on hand sighting in the new scope since it was nowhere near on target out of the box and required a lot of adjustment. So I now needed to find that exact same ammo in order to have confidence it would be accurate without having to sight in again. Sure enough at an Ace Hardware in De Motte Indiana I found exactly what I needed, Hornady American Whitetail 2 3/4" 12 gauge sabot slugs with a 325 grain projectile. Score! :)

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Victory: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules Police Can’t Force You to Tell Them Your Password

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a forceful opinion today holding that the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects individuals from being forced to disclose the passcode to their devices to the police. In a 4-3 decision in Commonwealth v. Davis, the court found that disclosing a password is “testimony” protected by the Fifth Amendment’s privilege against self-incrimination.

EFF filed an amicus brief in Davis, and we were gratified that the court’s opinion closely parallels our arguments. The Fifth Amendment privilege prohibits the government from coercing a confession or forcing a suspect to lead police to incriminating evidence. We argue that unlocking and decrypting a smartphone or computer is the modern equivalent of these forms of self-incrimination.

Crucially, the court held that the narrow “foregone conclusion exception” to the Fifth Amendment does not apply to disclosing passcodes. As described in our brief, this exception applies only when an individual is forced to comply with a subpoena for business records and only when complying with the subpoena does not reveal the “contents of his mind,” as the U.S. Supreme Court put it.
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Like a skunks stripes or a yellow jacket wasp bright colors nature has a way of indicating which creatures to avoid.
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Homeland Security drops plan to use facial recognition on traveling US citizens

UPDATE: US Customs and Border Protection, which is overseen by the Department of Homeland Security, said Thursday that it is no longer seeking a regulation change that would have enabled it to use facial-recognition technology to identify all people entering and leaving the United States, including US citizens. The change follows CBP consultation with Congress and privacy experts.

In a recent filing, the DHS proposed changing existing regulations "to provide that all travelers, including US citizens, may be required to be photographed upon entry and/or departure" from the United States, such as at airports.

Michael Hardin, director of exit/entry policy and planning at the DHS, told CNN Business that the rule is in the "final stages of clearance." But because it hasn't yet been published it won't go into effect until after a period of public comment, he said.
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Pretty self-explanatory.

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One seriously does not want to interfere in a bull moose dick measuring contest.
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