Crikey, members of the governing bodies of the various womens' sports groups had better steer clear of Sweden.
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A spokesperson for Amazon has been in touch, responding to the tech giant's critics:
We make no apology for stealing the tips given drivers by customers via our App. It's what any Mega US business would do. We've already seen this make a small contribution to executive bonuses by reducing costs by 0.0000048 percent after deployment in the US, and campaigners who suggest we're implementing this technology for any reason other than profitability are simply mistaken.
Don't most festivals work with telcos to have transportable cell sites installed? If enough concerts/ball games are held in one place, venue owners often provide free space for multiple telcos to install cell sites.
Nick Sandman called and wants to tell you about the settlement he received from CNN for their defamation of him in the "Covington kids" saga.
Many US legal commentators (i.e. lawyers) have opined that the Kinosha kid's situation is almost identical in the misrepresentations made by media/press and politicians. It is a shame that the US media class can't learn. They genuflected slightly after Covington, but then forgot all about the learnings.
MSNBC even sent a journalist to tail the jury bus, in order to identify the jurors. What is the journalistic value of doing that?
If your info about the Kinosha incident is sourced solely from mainstream or your social media bubble, then you missed out on many pertinent facts.
When even screaming progressives like The Young Turks will admit that they lacked all the facts, and now accept that it was self defence, you need to take another look at the evidence.
"I'm talking about the insanity of the US "justice" system, "
Err, in this case, the US Justice system upheld American law, which specifically allows citizens to carry guns*. The fact that you and I are startled by the thought of an armed populace, in no way overrides US Law.
(*Varies by state and criminal record of the individual.)
"I don't want other people to have the freedom to harm me based on their sole and unqualified opinion"
I think you need to do more research on what these vaccines are capable of. Preventing the spread of the disease is not one of them. I've had the jab, but I've reacted perfectly rationally and fully expect to benefit from it if I get exposed to the disease.
So I can choose snuff out a little person inside me (except perhaps in Texas) but I can't keep the govt from jabbing me? With a jab that doesn't prevent the spread of the couf? If I decline the jab, the only person hurt is me.
One way to prevent the govt from jabbing me: get a job with the US Postal Service! The Postal Workers Union have got their members an exemption. How? By threatening to stop giving funding to Democratic campaigns.
My dad would be 85, too. He also, would not need help. Because he didn't believe in computers and was quite proud of the fact that he lived without them in the house. One day when I was feeling mean, I told him his internet-connected PVR was a computer, as was mum's smartphone.
I've just replaced my i7-2600 (in a lovely Silencio case from Coolermaster) with an i5-10400F, running 1x 1440 + 2x 1200 monitors. I now need to use a heater, as the system just will not produce the heat of my old i7. I am readying the i7 for my mum and anticipate a least a year or two of life, as long as win 10 drivers/updates continue to be available for it.
I only upgraded as the slowdowns were getting a bit irritating.
"The democratic option is to vote for another person/party when the current term is coming to an end. Simple as that."
As the EU project had no term-expirey, this wasn't really an option. So hence the referendum. And, lo and behold: the voters voted for another option/system when given the chance...
"The obvious problem is that there isn't enough supply at the moment." Obvious to you. Obvious to everyone else is how there seems to be plenty, even for Australia and New Zealand, who are COVID approx. nil.
"Wasn't JC more of a joiner than a leaver?"
He didn't insist on membership and subscriptions? The Holy Roman Church wasn't an idea before his death?
But the HRC did seem to be a good way to extend power over the populace that rivaled that of the populace's own local form of government.
"Fewer than 50% of eligible voters expressed a desire to leave" and even fewer expressed a desire to Remain.
So there you have it: leave won. Welcome to how voting works. Tune in next week when we point out how electorates work and how MPs are chosen. This will be followed by a lecture from a special guest on how the USA's electoral college works.
"It is worth remembering that a lot of the food banks in the UK have been set up by people of faith (not just Christian), in response to the current government's failures."
So what you're saying is that there were no foodbanks before Boris, and no need for them? You didn't realise that most every western nation has seen a surge in foodbank patronage since the COVID-induced lock-downs?
"So is this the type of belief system where you ignore all the teachings about helping the needy"
Hm, I did not realise that the functionaries of the EU were in need of charity. I am reasonably confident that the NHS* IS worthy, though, of several hundreds of millions of pounds extra each week.
He had to do SOMETHING after ruling out a raise in the min wage, student loan relief, medicare for all and $2000 (or even $1400) relief cheques. Mind you, he's found time to bomb Syria, build new child migrant facilities at the border, and forgive China for their treatment of the Uighurs.
"(especially when Republicans hold power)"
Indeed, now that the Dems hold the Presidency, the Senate and the House, we should see $2,000 relief (sorry: I mean STIMULUS) cheques heading out the door. As soon as Biden is done bombing Syria and stealing their oil. What? There's (probably) nothing in the Paris Accord to prevent it!
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