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Dear America,

WTAF?!

Sincerely,

The rest of the modern world
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Electronic Frontier Foundation: U.S. border control agents want to gather Facebook and Twitter identities from visitors from around the world. But this flawed plan would violate travelers' privacy, and would have a wide-ranging impact on freedom of expression...
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Good grief. You would think that they would want terrorist travelers to believe they know such things without having to ask.

DHS: "Twitter handle?"
Terrorist: "@TerroristsRUs"
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There is no positive justification of the drone wars. They're terrorism, pure and simple.
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Agreed +Dave Bartel​
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If you or someone you know works in the computer security field especially (though any field really), regardless of their gender, please have them read this series of tweets. I imagine this woman is going to face some backlash from some in the community for this, but she's right, these things need to be confronted right when they happen, not months or years later in an HR office. Stand up against it and make it clear to anyone you work with that treating people like they're inferior because of their gender or race are not going to be tolerated!
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"work I was doing didn't matter. Luckily I had friends and co-workers and management who supported me through this, because apparently (7/n)"

And none of these colleagues or management dealt with the issue.
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I want to buy Michael Barrett a beer for this. Simply amazing.
The state's top public defender invoked a seldom-used provision to compel his political foe to come to the aid of an indigent defendant.
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I can't plus this enough.
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Rulings like this continue to give me hope for my country. Now if only the US would follow suit. Seriously, everything about this case mirrors dozens of cases where the FBI has done exactly this to marginalized or flat out mentally ill folks. All it takes is one judge to start a legal precedent that the FBI can't just blindly lead easily manipulated people down the road to try to pretend that it's being tough on terrorism.
A scathing ruling in British Columbia says “the world has enough terrorists. We do not need the police to create more out of marginalized people who have neither the capacity nor sufficient motivation to do it themselves.”
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+Anthony Pawley Well as I said, the police have all the powers and the abilities they need to stop potential terror plots. I already said that there is plenty of potential evidence that they can use if someone starts planning something. That's standard police work. That's what they do. There isn't much difference between disrupting terrorist plots and disrupting organized crime for example. The key is detection certainly, but that's never going to change, so I don't know how that's relevant to a case regarding the RCMP using illegal FBI tactics to entrap weak-willed people.

Not a vegetarian. I'll do my best to keep that in mind, but probably best to shoot me a note the week before or something if you recall. Not familiar with Bistro Dansk, but it looks like it's pretty close to where I'm working right now.
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Yet another scenario where technology comes along and disrupts an established industry, and then paid off lawmakers push through some kind of law to either ban the technology, or make it pay a fee to subsidize the industry that failed to adapt. If only political jobs went to people with ideals and not just wallets.
Massachusetts will tax ride-sharing services -- 20 cents for each ride -- with 25% of the money raised going into a special fund for the taxi industry (according to an article shared by schwit1 ). Reuters reports: Ride services are not enthusiastic about the fee. "I don't think we should be in th...
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Absolutely!
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So British cycling are going to win medals because they have the biggest budget to spend on tech development? How does that not go directly contrary to the Olympic spirit?!

I would love to see a return to at least the Olympics being based on pure physical ability (yes, doping aside). Give them all the same gear (kit, bikes, everything). Perhaps impractical, but a better showcase of sport than this farce.
British Cycling refuse to even discuss the science behind the special drag resistant clothing that features special ridges in the material and has been developed by scientists in the United Kingdom.
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Oh, they're doped to the gills, there's no doubt in my mind.
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For anyone that thinks WADA and the IOC still have any credibility...
In an exclusive interview, the former chief investigator of the World Anti-Doping Agency said his efforts to investigate state-sponsored doping in Russia were repeatedly thwarted by WADA’s own president.
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+John Bump Yep. Should be something like a fee structure put in place requiring funds from all national sport federations for their athletes to compete.
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Cycle of Hope 2016 - Kansas City to Winnipeg - Photo Gallery

I finally got around to putting together an album of the pitifully few pictures I took. You will find that, for better or worse, they tend to focus on scenery rather than people.

I still need to write up a big post overall on how the ride went, given that I abandoned posting daily after 3 days when heat exhaustion and flu took me out.
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Blah & riding when you're sick in that heat is nasty. There will be other rides!
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And so it begins...
AOC chef de mission confirms Australian athletes unable to move in amid serious plumbing and electrical problems, less than two week from opening ceremony.
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+Neil Hodges Not quite to this degree, but it often has these problems when it's in a country that really doesn't have the money to do it. Even Russia had many issues, but I don't think that it has ever been quite this bad before.
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