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Brian Dahlen
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Groove Salad by Crazywulf
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89 hour Ambient playlist on Youtube (10 videos) for study or sleep
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Living on Maui

My New dA site: mythdreams.deviantart.com/ :iconmythdreams:

Favorite Quotes:

Experience is not what happens to a man.
It is what a man does with what happens to him.
Aldous Huxley
The future is literally in our hands to mold as we like. But we cannot wait until tomorrow. Tomorrow is now.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can somehow become great.
Mark Twain

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
Epictetus





Slumbering Titania by Crazywulf Freyja by Crazywulf
psy flower by Crazywulf July Psy Fizz by Crazywulf Deviant Bulb by Crazywulf Goa trance by Crazywulf Future Wack by Crazywulf
Demise of the Dumbest by Crazywulf The Out Building by Crazywulf Sophia at the old farmhouse by Crazywulf Europe Bay 2001 by Crazywulf August Chocolate by Crazywulf The Birdman of the Backyard by Crazywulf Surreal Bust Portrait by Crazywulf Ambient Still Feb 5th 2009 by Crazywulf



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Favorite Car: 1970 Boss 302
Current Residence: Maui
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Favourite photographer: Frantisek Drtikol
Favourite style of art: Primitive-self taught.
Operating System: Windows 8
MP3 player of choice: Ipod Touch
Video game sys ps3 ps2 Nexus7
Fav Games: Minecraft, MINCRAFT!!!!.....MINECRAFT!!!!!
(Someone, please help me)



Skin of choice: dA chatroom #CrazyRants
Favourite cartoon character: Krazy Kat
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Be kind anyway.

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 11, 2014, 10:39 PM


“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”  ― Mother Teresa



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US Gov threatened Yahoo with $250,000 fine a day

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 11, 2014, 9:58 PM


WASHINGTON (AP) — Yahoo said Thursday the government threatened to fine the company $250,000 a day if it did not comply with demands to go along with an expansion of U.S. surveillance by surrendering online information, a step the company regarded as unconstitutional.

The outlines of Yahoo's secret and ultimately unsuccessful court fight against government surveillance emerged when a federal judge ordered the unsealing of some material about Yahoo's court challenge.

In a statement, Yahoo said the government amended a law to demand user information from online services, prompting a challenge in 2007 during the George W. Bush administration.


"Our challenge, and a later appeal in the case, did not succeed," Yahoo general counsel Ron Bell said in a statement.

The new material about the case underscores "how we had to fight every step of the way to challenge the U.S. government's surveillance efforts," Bell added. "At one point, the U.S. government threatened the imposition of $250,000 in fines per day if we refused to comply."

Bell said the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court upheld the predecessor to Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act. Section 702 refers to the program called PRISM, which gave the government access to online communications by users of Yahoo.

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden disclosed the program last year.

Yahoo said it is committed to protecting users' data and that it will continue to contest requests and laws that it considers unlawful, unclear or overly broad.

"We consider this an important win for transparency, and hope that these records help promote informed discussion about the relationship between privacy, due process and intelligence gathering," said Bell.

The newly released documents show that the Bush administration was taking a hard line and was miffed that Yahoo had even been allowed to get into court with its complaint.

In sum, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court erred in permitting Yahoo to challenge the directives, said a court brief signed by then-U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey.

Yahoo was arguing that what the Bush administration was doing violated the Fourth Amendment rights of customers of Yahoo.

"The government has conducted warrantless foreign intelligence surveillance for decades, and such surveillance has been upheld under the Fourth Amendment by every appellate court to decide the question," Mukasey wrote.

"The government's implementation of the Protect America Act is consistent with decades of past practice and adequately protects the privacy of U.S. persons," said Mukasey.

In its court papers, Yahoo urged that the government be reined in.

Yahoo requested that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review reverse the lower court's judgment and find that "the surveillance authorized by the directives is not 'otherwise lawful,'" wrote Marc Zwillinger, a lawyer representing the Internet service provider.

Yahoo lost the battle in the surveillance review court.

In a statement Thursday night, the Obama administration said it is "even more protective" of the rights of U.S. citizens than the law upheld by the review court.

The American Civil Liberties Union said the case shows the need for more openness about government surveillance.

"The secrecy that surrounds these court proceedings prevents the public from understanding our surveillance laws," said ACLU staff attorney Patrick Toomey. "Today's release only underscores the need for basic structural reforms to bring transparency to the NSA's surveillance activities."

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AP Technology Writer Michael Liedtke in San Francisco contributed to this report.





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Experienced anything paranormal? 

45%
38 deviants said Yes (explain if you will)
22%
19 deviants said I haven't but I believe paranormal things exist.
19%
16 deviants said No, I don't believe in this sort of thing.
11%
9 deviants said No I haven't but I know ppl who have had experiences
4%
3 deviants said boo
0%
No deviants said yeah right...

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catpuck Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist

Hi. wanna join my group called Anti-illuminati-01? anti-illuminati-01.deviantart.…

P.S. The group is about politics in case you were wondering.

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claudio51 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the fav!
You're always very welcome to the World of the Spheres!
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Johnnyratboy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the support and the watch Brian! :)
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waltb2b Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Thanks for thee faves, even it it is a little fishy (grin) aloha
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MelianOfMist Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
chibi sign thanks for faving by MelianOfMist
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