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Old 2013-12-23, 09:21   Link #32321
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You thought the girl dying from peanut allergy is bad? How about schools confiscating asthma inhalers cause of zero tolerance rules and the kid winds up dying cause they couldn't get him his inhaler in time.
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/health/20...asthma-inhaler
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Old 2013-12-23, 09:46   Link #32322
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On the other point, despite your self-appointed role as the local CCP Politburo representative, you should at least recognize that when the Economist displays fear or criticism of China (and they don't always do so -- they often applaud Chinese economic progress), they are speaking the same language that the intellectual elites of the West, in diplomatic circles and elsewhere, are speaking. And if China looms large in their thoughts to you, congratulations, the PRC is now one of the big boys. You might also wonder why so many people in so many places are so very wary of the PRC's flexing of its newfound power.
Now that is damn unfair. As far as I can tell, everyone here seem to enjoy bashing China every 0.5 thread or so, and just because I take the opposite view that make me a "CCP politburo" rep? Should I claim everyone here to be CIA plants next?

As for economist, if you actually read some of the article in depth, it does not celebrate Chinese economic progress. Most of their articles must:

1) Include an immediate chapter on dark side of progress, in such it make the prior positive statement negative.

2) Claim government policies have nothing to do with success. Insist China should had relax its economic policies, such as Banking laws! (we know how that worked out for Britain and U.S, no?)

3) Tibet, Xinjiang, Taiwan or whoever is the fotm "against China." on a articles about economics.

Some of the articles were so bloody absurd is not even funny, like saying Taiwan's referendum on homosexuality will enrage China. Why? How the heck China even factor into this?

Or, my favorite, claiming China has a strong interest in a Japanese pornstar, and wanted to "take her alive" when China invade the Japan. Based on a few internet 4chanesque chats.
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Old 2013-12-23, 09:58   Link #32323
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You thought the girl dying from peanut allergy is bad? How about schools confiscating asthma inhalers cause of zero tolerance rules and the kid winds up dying cause they couldn't get him his inhaler in time.
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/health/20...asthma-inhaler
There should be grounds for involuntary manslaughter here I think...
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Old 2013-12-23, 10:21   Link #32324
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You thought the girl dying from peanut allergy is bad? How about schools confiscating asthma inhalers cause of zero tolerance rules and the kid winds up dying cause they couldn't get him his inhaler in time.
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/health/20...asthma-inhaler
I fail to see how this could be an acceptable thing to make a law. Could someone please explain how that is in any way a good idea?Taking away an inhaler from a child suffering from Asthma? What the fuck?! This is sick! What were the Canadian lawmakers thinking when they wrote that into law? Should it not be a given for politicians to retain some level of foresight when they make these sort of laws?

It should be a given for asthmatic kids to have their inhalers on them at all times or at least within arm's reach. Hell, it should be encouraged just like Epipens. Have them on you at all times, even if you think you might not need them.
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Old 2013-12-23, 10:29   Link #32325
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I fail to see how this could be an acceptable thing to make a law. Could someone please explain how that is in any way a good idea?Taking away an inhaler from a child suffering from Asthma? What the fuck?! This is sick! What were the Canadian lawmakers thinking when they wrote that into law? Should it not be a given for politicians to retain some level of foresight when they make these sort of laws?

It should be a given for asthmatic kids to have their inhalers on them at all times or at least within arm's reach. Hell, it should be encouraged just like Epipens. Have them on you at all times, even if you think you might not need them.
If English law applies there, that is involuntary manslaughter, possible 2nd degree murder by the person who enforced the rule. That itself is a criminal charge.

What are the mounties doing?
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Old 2013-12-23, 11:00   Link #32326
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If English law applies there, that is involuntary manslaughter, possible 2nd degree murder by the person who enforced the rule. That itself is a criminal charge.

What are the mounties doing?
If it is state policy then it will be difficult to make the charges stick. Else if it it is something the school decided on it's own, I can see civil charges of negligence but criminal charges will be more difficult since you need to prove that they knew there was a reasonable chance of a student dying and they ignored it against advice.
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Old 2013-12-23, 12:59   Link #32327
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AK47 inventor dies at 94.

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Mikhail Kalashnikov, whose work as a weapons designer for the Soviet Union is immortalized in the name of the world's most popular firearm, died Monday at the age of 94.

Kalashnikov once aspired to design farm equipment. But even though his most famous invention — the AK-47 assault rifle — sowed havoc instead of crops, he often said he felt personally untroubled by his contribution to bloodshed.

"I sleep well. It's the politicians who are to blame for failing to come to an agreement and resorting to violence," he said in 2007.

Kalashnikov died in a hospital in Izhevsk, the capital of the Udmurtia republic where he lived, said Viktor Chulkov, a spokesman for the republic's president. He did not give a cause of death. Kalashnikov had been hospitalized for the past month with unspecified health problems.

The AK-47 — "Avtomat Kalashnikov" and the year it went into production — is the world's most popular firearm, favored by guerrillas, terrorists and the soldiers of many armies. An estimated 100 million guns are spread worldwide.
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Old 2013-12-23, 13:03   Link #32328
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I remember watching a video of Kalashniko meeting with the creator of the M-16.
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Old 2013-12-23, 14:21   Link #32329
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You thought the girl dying from peanut allergy is bad? How about schools confiscating asthma inhalers cause of zero tolerance rules and the kid winds up dying cause they couldn't get him his inhaler in time.
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/health/20...asthma-inhaler
well this proves the difference between Canucks and Americans are pretty damn small.
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Old 2013-12-23, 18:14   Link #32330
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Schools "ban" asthma inhalers from children carrying it because of this.

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The research, published last year in the Journal of Adolescent Health, found that 15 percent of eighth- and ninth-graders from a Detroit-area public school district used a nonprescribed asthma inhaler.
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Old 2013-12-23, 18:53   Link #32331
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The late Alan Turing - computing genius and war hero - given a posthumous Royal Pardon.
More at The Guardian

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Old 2013-12-23, 19:01   Link #32332
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Schools "ban" asthma inhalers from children carrying it because of this.
So they let the other 85% risk death? Heck, if they're so afraid, can't they check prescriptions?
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Old 2013-12-23, 20:20   Link #32333
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5 Amazing Pieces of Good News Nobody Is Reporting:

"So you can sit around and worry about debt ceilings and terror attacks,
but take a moment to appreciate that you happen to be alive during the
goddamned golden age of human civilization. Just think about the fact
that ..."

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http://www.cracked.com/article_20731...reporting.html
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Old 2013-12-23, 20:21   Link #32334
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So they let the other 85% risk death? Heck, if they're so afraid, can't they check prescriptions?
Even those legitimately prescribed may lend the inhalers to others, willingly or unwillingly. There could be serious side effects with overdose. Ultimately, there are risks on both sides. Though it's certainly possible that the school board have underestimated the risk, as in this case, the asthma attack occurred during recess when the kid's playing outside on the field, instead of class time with a teacher nearby.
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Old 2013-12-24, 00:04   Link #32335
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When I think AK47, I'll always remember the AK47 upgrade for Angry Mob in C&C Generals: "AK47s. For Everyone!!" *Cheering*
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Old 2013-12-24, 07:08   Link #32336
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5 Amazing Pieces of Good News Nobody Is Reporting:

"So you can sit around and worry about debt ceilings and terror attacks,
but take a moment to appreciate that you happen to be alive during the
goddamned golden age of human civilization. Just think about the fact
that ..."

See:

http://www.cracked.com/article_20731...reporting.html
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In tribal societies, war was a daily occurrence -- just the process of everyone settling down into large-scale governments, even violent ones, was an improvement. If our hunter-gatherer ancestors could see us now, they'd be confounded by the complete lack of annual head smashing and face stabbing (if you ever unfreeze a caveman, show him our violent video games -- he'll go nuts for that shit).
Or maybe not:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23340252
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Old 2013-12-24, 07:44   Link #32337
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Target meets with state attorneys as lawsuits pile up
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...9BM0UT20131224

Exclusive: Assad's secret oil lifeline: Iraqi crude from Egypt
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...9BM0RI20131223
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Old 2013-12-24, 09:15   Link #32338
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So they let the other 85% risk death? Heck, if they're so afraid, can't they check prescriptions?
You would not believe the length American children will go for drug abuse.
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Old 2013-12-24, 09:33   Link #32339
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You would not believe the length American children will go for drug abuse.
Ventolin inhalers are not considered abusable drugs as they are not addictive and not generally harmful. The only thing we had to make sure is that they aren't used more than twice a week, as that's a sign that they aren't medicated sufficiently. If American kids want to breath salbutamol, they have no idea what drug abuse is about.
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Old 2013-12-24, 09:42   Link #32340
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Mr Soderberg said: "It questions the idea that human nature, by default, is developed in the presence of making war and that war is a driving force in human evolution."
There is no such thing as human nature. Human behavior and body adapt to the environment. If we want to make the world a better place one must look to the system.
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