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Old 2013-08-29, 21:20   Link #30341
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Insight: China prepares to ditch cotton stockpiling, wider reform looms
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...97S18F20130829

Nasdaq says software bug caused trading outage
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...97S11420130829
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Old 2013-08-29, 22:05   Link #30342
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Rhetorical question; why aren't the major news networks not covering the fast food workers protesting in over 60 cities to raise the minimum wage?
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Old 2013-08-29, 22:06   Link #30343
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NPR is covering it, they had a pretty long segment on it when I was driving from work earlier.
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Old 2013-08-29, 22:26   Link #30344
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Snowden impersonated NSA officials, sources say:

"Edward Snowden accessed some secret national security documents by assuming
the electronic identities of top NSA officials, said intelligence sources.

“Every day, they are learning how brilliant [Snowden] was,” said a former U.S.
official with knowledge of the case. “This is why you don’t hire brilliant people for
jobs like this. You hire smart people. Brilliant people get you in trouble.”"

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http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_n...urces-say?lite
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Old 2013-08-30, 04:33   Link #30345
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I would have posted this in silly news, but someone may have actually died. In which case, the story is not so funny.

Kim Jong Un's ex-girlfriend executed for appearing in porn
Da fuk? If this is true...
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Old 2013-08-30, 06:10   Link #30346
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Da fuk? If this is true...
That fatty watches porn??!
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Old 2013-08-30, 06:29   Link #30347
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Japan seeks biggest defense budget rise in 22 years
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...97T08920130830

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Da fuk? If this is true...
The biggest surprise isn't than she wasn't executed for simply being his ex-girlfriend ?
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Old 2013-08-30, 07:44   Link #30348
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I'm wiling to bet the decision to kill her and 11 other women came before coming up with what lies and labels they plan to embellish on her to "justify" the killings.
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Old 2013-08-30, 08:34   Link #30349
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I'm wiling to bet the decision to kill her and 11 other women came before coming up with what lies and labels they plan to embellish on her to "justify" the killings.
Or it could be typical demonising by the Southerners in response to the "humanitaria offer" by KJU to to defectors to go back; business as usual at the 38th Parallel.
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Old 2013-08-30, 18:52   Link #30350
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Well, when it comes to a multi party system, here's the kicker; if all goes right (or wrong, depending on who you are,) the party that takes less than a quarter of the votes can get an absolute majority in government. Hell, while Canadian elections aren't this bad, they're not too far from it, with a Party and a Prime Minister that many Canadians absolutely hate controlling everything without any sort of checks or balances, and the two main opposition parties are pretty much powerless due to the fact that both parties combined with the 4 or 5 MPs from the opposition isn't enough to do anything.
To be honest, I don't know too much about the setup of the Canadian government. I wasn't suggesting that the American system adopt the Canadian (or Australian) government layout, just the voting system. Australians should correct me if I'm wrong, but my understanding is that the votes are tallied according to a ranking system.

For example, when voting for president I was presented with four or five choices (not including the write-in choice). I get to choose one, and one only. Most Americans know that most other Americans are going to vote for one of two parties, meaning that a vote for any candidate besides the "big two" might as well be leaving the vote for president blank. It will show up in the statistics, but it doesn't really count for anything. And if you really don't want one of those "big two" candidates to win, well... you'd better contribute your vote to the other "big two" candidate. (For state-level positions, all positions listed two candidates, and in some cases, only one.)

If a ranking system were employed instead, this is how it would operate: I would rank all candidates by my preferences. If my first-ranked candidate didn't receive enough high rankings ("votes") from other voters and was ultimately taken out of the race, then instead of invalidating my vote entirely, my second highest choice would receive my nomination. In other words, I could vote (rank) who ever I wanted, secure in the knowledge that my vote would still count toward something even if my top choice didn't make it. This would free people from feeling that they had to strictly vote for one of the "big two," as they could give their first ranking(s) to third-party candidates. As long as they ranked one of the "big two" above the other, they could be secure in knowing that even if it came down to a "big two" race again, their vote in that scenario would still count... but the need to rank one of the "big two" very highly simply to "have their vote count" would no longer be an issue.

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Plus, even if the NSA is completely struck down and closed down, you think that surveillance won't continue? They'll just rebuild it and call it something else, make it more secret and it'll run until the next scandal, and the cycle will go on. Again and again and again...
Are you suggesting that we shouldn't fight it or be upset over it? I have no doubt that it has been going on for a very long time, just as I have no doubt that people will try to create and further develop similar programs in the future even if this one is shut down. That doesn't make it pointless to go against it.
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Old 2013-08-30, 20:29   Link #30351
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I would have posted this in silly news, but someone may have actually died. In which case, the story is not so funny.

Kim Jong Un's ex-girlfriend executed for appearing in porn

Fat Kim must be really trying for the most caricature-like villian of the year award
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Old 2013-08-30, 22:14   Link #30352
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UK asked N.Y. Times to destroy Snowden material
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...97T0RC20130830

Six dead as thousands of Mursi supporters march in Egypt
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...97T0JI20130830
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Old 2013-08-31, 00:32   Link #30353
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Fat Kim must be really trying for the most caricature-like villian of the year award
Assad needs to step up his game.
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Old 2013-08-31, 02:16   Link #30354
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Fat Kim must be really trying for the most caricature-like villian of the year award
I know it's cliche but like father like son, huh?
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Old 2013-08-31, 12:50   Link #30355
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I know it's cliche but like father like son, huh?
If you believe the news, they say his dad didn't like the girl, and tried to keep them apart. But your right!
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Old 2013-08-31, 16:02   Link #30356
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Indian teen sentenced to three years in Delhi gang rape case
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...97U06R20130831

Home of Irish whiskey woos tourists with fake shops
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...97T0BO20130830
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Old 2013-08-31, 20:38   Link #30357
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Indian teen sentenced to three years in Delhi gang rape case
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...97U06R20130831
Meh, nothing's gonna happen. Typical dickish Indian judiciary.
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Old 2013-08-31, 23:36   Link #30358
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Meh, nothing's gonna happen. Typical dickish Indian judiciary.
I'm afraid things are gonna happen that way too. What a bunch of tossers, losers and cowards!
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Old 2013-09-01, 00:20   Link #30359
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I'm afraid things are gonna happen that way too. What a bunch of tossers, losers and cowards!
I don't mind summary executions. It's the best solutions if the judiciary is either incompetent or easily bribe....as long as they're the real ones.

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Old 2013-09-01, 00:36   Link #30360
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I would have posted this in silly news, but someone may have actually died. In which case, the story is not so funny.

Kim Jong Un's ex-girlfriend executed for appearing in porn
I wonder if he spent time describing to the those who were about to be executed a fully detailed description about how he will take over the world before they were shot. It's what megalomaniacs do.

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