Re: Standard political process
Just like the laws on speeding, set the speed limit lower than the speed of most traffic and leave the enforcement to the discretion of the plod.
If we don't like you we can always find something to charge you with.
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When my sisters and I escaped from our mother we rented the top floor of an old house in Vancouver. There were pigeons nesting in a triangular alcove of the roof beside a dormer. There was a giant pile of pigeon poop at the opening of this alcove. What animal shits where it rests? One result of this was a surfeit of those flies that fly around in random patterns inside the house.
Years later I was working on the opera The Cunning Little Vixen (an animal allegory) by Janacek in a Welsh Opera production that at one point featured several housewife chickens in housedresses and aprons leaning on brooms, smoking and cackling. Putting these together my image of pigeons ever since has been of avian rubbies with cigarettes dangling out of their mouths, walking around the sidewalks saying "Got any bread crumbs, bud?"
Before you allow Huawei to dominate your country's 5G space, which will be all-encompassing, it is well to remember the Chinese surveillance state, hacking of foreign IP, suppression of freedom of expression, and bullying of anyone who gets on their bad books. Note the arrests of two Canadians, change to a death sentence to another, threats made to Canada directly by Chinese officials over the Meng arrest, and the links between Huawei and the PLA. They don't play by internationally accepted rules and before you put all the future 5G technology in those hands it's wise to keep that in mind. Jim Balsillie, ex RIM/Blackberry co-founder who might have a clue about security said as much on Canadian tv recently.
The keyboards that irritate me the most are the Acer/Asus (and even one T4xx Thinkpad I acquired) that split the left shift key into two keys and put the \ on the inside. Until you use a keymapping utility to restore order, every time you go to capitalize you get \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
Can be seen on NHK World live streaming (search those words) at the appropriate times four times daily.
The daily highlights are about 20 minutes, followed by Sumopedia for about 5 minutes, which explains things for new people.
Watched today's at work on Pale Moon in Linux Mint Mate, on an old X61t Thinkpad. Very interesting basho this time.
I had Linux Mint Mate running with wifi on both Thinkpad T40 & T41 and Acer Travelmates, all of them Pentium M. Wireless cards had to be upgraded to wireless G to access the wireless at work, but they worked with both 2G (max) or 1G ram. No drivers had to be found to get wireless working.
News reports have mentioned that no other countries separate children from parents, though a previous post has mentioned British examples.
In WW2 French children of Jewish families were separated prior to being sent to extermination camps. I've seen the testimony repeatedly in a supplementary item from the French mini-series "A French Village" that MHZ Worldview uses as filler after the Euro dramas that fall short of an hour without commercials.
Godwins hell. Any country that separates children from parents deserves the comparsion.
This could hurt Newegg. Presumably their volume buying would supply both US and Canadian operations. But now smaller Canadian competitors could have an advantage, even if their smaller volumes would not get the same quantity discounts.
Same principle might apply to other products and industries.
Russians have always liked strong leaders, going back to Peter the Great and Catherine the Great. This speech is probably as much to impress the Russian public in advance of the vote as much as it is the west.
I've thought for a long time that to deal with the Russians you have to initially slap them in the face. Once you have their attention (and have gained some respect) you can proceed to negotiate. Trump's toadying approach to Putin has and will fail.
"I have much more 'faith' in the individual people deciding for themselves what is best for their own lives."
Like they do in the northern territories of Pakistan where the madrassas have the children rocking back and forth while they memorize the Koran. Or in Bountiful in BC where they brainwash young women into "celestial marriage."
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