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Posted in: 15-year-old Gauff upsets Osaka at Australian Open See in context

First Serena Williams, then Naomi Osaka

Big upsets today

Both won easily the last time they played today's opponents, but today both lost

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Posted in: Japan Olympic, Paralympic team uniforms for Tokyo Games unveiled See in context

What happened to the sailor uniforms

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Posted in: U.S. to impose visas restrictions for pregnant women See in context

How about pregnant women who intentionally want to go to the better hospitals in the US compared to their home countries

Nobody wants the mother or the child to die during childbirth

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Posted in: Actor says she was conned into protesting Huawei extradition See in context

A group of young people held up red signs that said things like “Free Ms. Meng." They declined to talk about the case when asked and refused to answer when asked who paid them.

Wow, actual paid protestors - how low would the Chinese go

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Posted in: Trump threatens big tariffs on car imports from EU See in context

What's the excuse they'll use for Europe?

Unlike China, Europe respects IP rights, doesn't force foreign companies to share technology, doesn't undervalue their currency

Or is it the simple and direct: "We'll threaten a tariff on you because you're doing better than us in trades"

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Posted in: Saudi crown prince's WhatsApp linked to Bezos cell phone hack See in context

The investigation said that any number of cyber weapons could have been used, including Israeli spyware firm NSO Group's Pegasus. The firm's wares have been used by governments to target journalists in Mexico, opposition figures in Panama and human rights activists from the Middle East.

That's why ya don't make backdoors for any government to use - because then malicious governments would use it

You'd think a Tech Savvy Business leader of a Tech Company would know something to two about Security... doesn't bode well for their whole Business Security does it... not surprised they didn't get the DoD contract.

Even the best tech CEO could be hacked by state entities with unlimited resources, like the US NSA or Israel NGO's Pegasus or Saudi Arabia or China or North Korea or Russia, etc.

And in this case, apparently the file was sent directly from the Saudi Prince's phone - who you'd think would be a trusted acquaintance, instead of a trojan horse

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Posted in: Putin remains secretive about his future role See in context

Why be secretive - everybody knows he's gonna be re-elected anyway whatever it is

The true test of a mature democracy is in the peaceful handover of power, especially if to an opposition

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Posted in: Electronic sign stealing: A baseball scandal two decades ago in Japan See in context

"But as technology improves, it's an endless battle," he said on his own YouTube channel. "I think the only solution is to move to a system where there are no physical signs, only audible ones between the manager, catcher and pitchers. The technology is there to allow for this like you have with the quarterbacks in the NFL, getting instructions from the bench with audio equipment in their helmets."

The issue with this is that, unlike the NFL where the QB gets the play from a coach in the sidelines, in baseball the pitch is decided, not from the manager in the dugout, but thru a "discussion" between the catcher and pitcher.

But if audio equipment is used, the batter next to the catcher could hear what the catcher is saying to the pitcher. No catcher would want that.

So it has to be non-audio from the catcher, like instead maybe the catcher pressing a button that sends a wireless signal to the pitcher, and the pitcher could then nod yes or no about the pitch selection.

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

The biggest paid lawyers are those that can defend their clients to get a verdict of "not guilty" or at least a hung jury

See the infamous OJ Simpson case

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

"To the contrary, the Japanese criminal justice system does not force confessions by unduly holding suspects and defendants in custody. It is therefore not accurate at all to criticize the system as being a 'hostage justice' system," it said.

"In Japan, there are strict requirements and procedures stipulated in law with regard to holding suspects and defendants in custody, with due consideration given to the guarantee of human rights."

But itself holding a suspect for too long, without formal charge or a lawyer upon request, in a bid to coerce confession just to stop the unduly long detainment - is by definition against the guarantee of human rights

Charge them or let them go till the trial - until they are convicted, they are considered innocent and therefore should not be imprisoned for weeks; no matter how good the detainment it's still prison

And forgodsakes, stop depending so much on confessions in the first place - people lie for many reasons. Actually do some gumshoe work searching for solid evidence, that police officers are paid to do investigating - goodness knows there's an oversupply of police officers just manning the desks

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Posted in: Washington state man is 1st in U.S. to catch new virus from China See in context

Good thing the US patient was well-informed

He arrived in the US before the airports screening started, and when he got the flu symptoms, he contacted the health authorities

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Posted in: Iran acknowledges Russian-made missiles targeted Ukraine jet See in context

The footage corresponded with AP reporting, appeared genuine and matched geographic features of the area. It also explained how so many people filmed the shoot down: the first explosion drew their attention so they turned their mobile phone cameras to the predawn sky.

There's the explanation for the cameras

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Posted in: Protests or not, politics and Olympics are intertwined See in context

Though the IOC would argue that there are still places to make political statements in the Olympic space — news conferences and social media among them

Would that actually be allowed, particularly in places like China with the Great Firewall

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Posted in: Foreign powers back Libya ceasefire as commander's forces choke oil flows See in context

Why are other countries there including Russians*

Ask Obama and Clinton.

That answers the question why they can be there, but still doesn't answer the question why they are there

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Posted in: Foreign powers back Libya ceasefire as commander's forces choke oil flows See in context

Why are other countries there including Russians

They're taking advantage of the Libyans

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Posted in: 'Sad' Harry says he did not want to end royal role; Meghan's father criticizes them See in context

The less they are on the dole, the better for the taxpayers

They want to earn their own money, let them

They're no longer representing the HRH; they want to live their own life, not the life set out to them

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Posted in: Eminem album urges gun control, sparks anger over bomb lyric See in context

Some people are still stuck in gangsta rap

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Posted in: Chiefs, 49ers advance to Super Bowl showdown See in context

SF 49errs dominated the trenches on both sides - pressuring Packers QB Rodgers, while Niners blockers were holding blocks 10 yards downfield, before Packers defenders could even touch the Niners RBs. Smashed the mouths of the Packers so much, that 49ers QB Jimmy G threw only 8 passes and even went 94 minutes of real time without attempting a pass (didn't even have to ice the shoulders after the game, lol)

KC Chiefs once again fell behind and spotted their opponent double-digits, but QB Mahomes could throw the ball any which way including on the run (he's also the team's leading rusher in the game)

So 2 different types of teams at the Super Bowl - smash-mouth football, a complete team vs. wide-open pass attack with a complete QB who run and pass in every situation

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Posted in: McGregor demolishes Cerrone in 40-second return to UFC octagon See in context

It's bloodsport and not long drawn-out

That's why it's appealing to the younger generations

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Posted in: Harry, Meghan to quit royal jobs, give up 'highness' titles See in context

They might lose their titles and taxpayer lifestyle funding, but they still have Prince Charles and funds from the Dutchy of Cornwall.

Technically, that's personal wealth and not public funding, so that one is up to his family to decide and beyond our business

Predicting a 5-10 max before the marriage is over, Markle had a lot of red flags that Harry over looked - my sympathy goes with the Queen and Prince Phillip.

Parents often want their children to follow in their family business, but it's not uncommon for adult children to ultimately go their own way. What's uncommon is it's happening to the royal family

In this sense, the royal family is just experiencing what us commoners often are experiencing. I'm sure your sympathy implicitly extends to such commoners too, but such is life and we move on

So long as taxpayers aren't paying more for it. They're adults - parents have to let them decide for themselves and let them go and hope for the best. And that includes the royal family, just as us commoners

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Posted in: Dozens wounded as Lebanon protesters clash with police See in context

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor, it must be demanded by the oppressed.


Stand with the people of Lebanon - they're fed up with the regime and want true freedom, dignity and respect.

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Posted in: Iran to send flight recorders from downed jet to Ukraine See in context

So Iran does still have the black box

And in the end, they still have to send it out for analysis anyway

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Posted in: Migrants enter slowly at Guatemala-Mexico border after scuffles See in context

BTW, saw that flights from Houston to Honduras are $40 one-way today. Seems like that would easier and cheaper than walking for months.

If you're going the opposite way

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Posted in: Gun-rights activists gear up for show of force in Virginia See in context

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor, it must be demanded by the oppressed.


Kudos to the brave marchers demanding their freedom and continuing in the spirit of freedom that MLK fought for.

Now ya understand the Venezuelans oppressed as well

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Posted in: Buttigieg says Oval Office needs wartime veteran See in context

At least he served; 9/10ths of the population wouldn't even do that

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Posted in: Harry, Meghan to quit royal jobs, give up 'highness' titles See in context

Unlike Princess Diana and Prince Charles who didn't love each other (and look how long that lasted), these 2 actually love each other

Good luck to them mooching less on taxpayer money

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Posted in: Harry, Meghan to quit royal jobs, give up 'highness' titles See in context

If it saves Brit taxpayers money, who's gonna stop them

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Posted in: Estranged Australian husband freed after trespassing to find his children See in context

It was also not clear why he was arrested more than a month after the illegal entry, or why he had been detained for so long. An earlier request for bail was denied on grounds that he could destroy evidence or flee the country.

That's their reasoning for everything!

(a) What's there evidence to destroy?! It's a trespassing charge! (And any evidence should already be in police custody anyway - are the police so slow to collect evidence)

(b) Why would he flee the country when his intention is to look for his children? If he flees the country, he can kiss that goodbye

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Posted in: 3 men arrested for stealing same impounded dump truck twice See in context

Stealing from the police, twice

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Posted in: Iran makes arrests in plane shootdown; police crack down on protests See in context

It took Iran less than 4 days.

After outright lying, and after being presented with intel evidence exposing the lie, and being unable to avoid inviting foreign investigators

If it weren't for the intel evidence and coming investigators............. who knows how long the cover-up would last

Yeah they were dragged kicking and screaming into admitting

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