Daily Archives: June 3, 2013

Gutting the Fourth Amendment’s Presumption of Innocence, U.S. Supreme Court Allows Warrantless Collection of DNA by Police in 5-4 Ruling


They re-write the laws as the time passes by: Just like a river “erodes” its bed, its banks, its destiny!

John W. Whitehead, Constitutional Attorney

In a devastating ruling handed down in Maryland v. King, a divided U.S. Supreme Court has approved the practice by police of forcefully obtaining DNA samples from individuals arrested for serious crimes, even though they are presumed innocent, without first obtaining a search warrant.

Any American who thinks they’re safe from the threat of DNA sampling, blood draws, and roadside strip and/or rectal or vaginal searches simply because they’ve ‘done nothing wrong,’ needs to wake up to the new reality in which we’re now living. As the Supreme Court’s ruling in Maryland v. King shows, the mindset of those in the highest seats of power—serving on the courts, in the White House, in Congress—is a utilitarian one that has little regard for the Constitution, let alone the Fourth Amendment. Like Justice Scalia, all I can hope is that “today’s incursion upon the Fourth Amendment” will someday be repudiated.

As Justice…

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Just a thought on vegetative states of being


“Vegetative state is not desperate even though in need: On the other hand,
even while in a comma,
A human needs are more than vegetative: Are you ready to raise above your vegetative state, and dream? 

It does start with dreaming, you know?”

Haiku – “Echoes” (poetic thought by George-B)


Haiku – “Echoes” (poetic thought by George-B)

Inside the shell
Lived an entire ocean:
Echoes can still be heard…

Poetry Reading: “Lacas” (Stefan Augustin Doinas- din Volumul de Poezii “Semintia lui Laokoon”)


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Sumerian Ziggurat

Lacas (Stefan Augustin Doinas-
din Volumul de Poezii “Semintia lui Laokoon”)

Un templu. Sus. In vale curge Tibrul.
Lumina devasteaza echilibrul 
altarelor. Statuile surad,
ciuntite, dezvelind un suflet hid.
Intarzie pe trepte istovite
o umbra: a pastorului de vite.
Si mugete inchise ca-n ocol
impung printre coloane cerul gol.

iar in adancuri, ignornandu-si haina
de aparente vii, sta moarta Taina.

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Rom Vatikanische Museen Laokoon – Museo Pio-Clementino. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Dream well (poetic thought by George-B) and Dream a little dream of me Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong)


Dream well (poetic thought by George-B)

They take your dream, undress it
and turn it into theirs
they take your dream, and dress it in

another one’s costume

 They put your dream up at auction,
Hoping behind the scenes,
You’ll not suspect it, 
they think it is  well worth it

You know your dream was not for sale,
you never though of parting with
Just hoped well deep into your well
Its freshness be thirst quenching

 Your thirst, never appeased 
for just another dream come true,
Your prayer to the gods of dreams, 

your wondrous masterpiece-
The dream long time in waiting .

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Nancy Sinatra – 100 Years



Great Lee Hazlewood song with incredible vocal by Nancy Sinatra,great bass and guitar. But an odd choice for a single(it wasn’t a success).

Nancy Sinatra – You Only Live Twice (one life for yourself and one for your dreams…)


 


The opening and closing credits for the 1967 MovieYou Only Live Twice“. 

 

 

You only live twice or so it seems
One life for yourself and one for your dreams
You drift through the years and life seems tame
Till one dream appears and love is it’s name

And love is a stranger who’ll beckon you on
Don’t think of the danger or the stranger is gone
This dream is for you, so pay the price
Make one dream come true, you only live twice

And love is a stranger who’ll beckon you on
Don’t think of the danger or the stranger is gone
This dream is for you, so pay the price
Make one dream come true, you only live twice

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Quotation: Charles Dickens on references of sorts…such as wealth…


Money and goods are certainly the best of references.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: REVEREND JOHN HALE (1636)


 

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Title page of “A Modest Enquiry into the Nature of Witchcraft” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Reverend John Hale (1636)

Hale was a church pastor in nearby Beverly, Massachusetts, during the Salem witch trials in the late 17th century. Initially, Hale supported the prosecutions of the alleged witches. Once his second wife was accused of witchcraft, however, he had a change of heart, denouncing the practice of witch hunts in his book A Modest Enquiry into the Nature of Witchcraft. A fictional portrayal of Hale appears in Arthur Miller’s famed play The Crucible. What happened to Hale’s wife? More… Discuss