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Getting out of the cloud…

So this happened (Warning: 1st clickthrough opens newsletter subscription window, 2nd clickthrough works, if you accept cookies):

Agencies shall, to the extent consistent with applicable law, ensure that their privacy policies exclude persons who are not United States citizens or lawful permanent residents from the protections of the Privacy Act regarding personally identifiable information.

This basically destroys all legal groundwork necessary for the Privacy Shield to stand on. Privacy Shield is supposed to be the legal framework that enables US companies to process personally identifiable information (PII) of European Citizens in the US.

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Ist ja bald Weihnachten…

Quotations from Chairman Trump

Get it here: Quotations from Chairman Trump.

“President Donald J. Trump possesses a great sense of history and himself. A model statesman, he tweets every thought, and more. With one exception, he doesn t suffer fools lightly.

Generations of schoolchildren will memorize these rubies of wisdom from President Trump. This little red book captures history on the fly: insights from the leader of the free world.”

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Bielefeld Conspiracy hits Facebook

Westfalenblatt knows: Yesterday all references to the place name “Bielefeld” have been replaced with “Bielefeldverschwörung” (Bielefeld Conspiracy):

Facebook showing “Bielefeldverschwörung” (Bielefeld Conspiracy) instead of the proper city name.

Bielefeld is a typical while label city in Germany. In fact, it is conspiciously inconspicious, and that is, so the conspiracy theory fabricated by Achim Held in 1993, because the city does not actually exist. It’s a fake location that protects something else on the map, probably an entrance to the Hollow Earth or something else, but we don’t actually know.

The story of the Bielefeld Conspiracy has been made up as a satire, but has since picked up a life of it’s own. The cities bureau of tourism uses it for marketing purposes, and there is even a feature film, which in turn features Achim Held.

Facebook claims that the change was unintentional and that the root cause is being researched. There totally is no conspiracy at all.

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Chinese New Year, and birthrate anomalies

Coming up: Chinese New Year @ 28. Januar.

The coming year is a year of the Fire Rooster, and apparently these things mean a lot to a lot of people.

So what influence does the Chinese Zodiac have?

Well, one sign that is supposed to be very unlucky is the Fire Horse. An article from 2012 explains:

People born during the year of the Fire Horse are notorious for being bad luck. People born during a Fire Horse years are said to be irresponsible, rebellious, and overall bad news.

And for some reason, women are said to be especially dangerous Fire Horses. They supposedly sap their family’s finances, neglect their children, and drive their father and husband to an early grave.

Solution? Don’t make babies in a Fire Horse year, and especially no female babies.

So 1966 was a Fire Horse, and that’s what 1966 stats look like:

 

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