Sounds like battered wife syndrome. Tragic.
Always amazed at the horror people can inflict on each other.
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Anything that makes a woman feel uncomfortable constitutes harassment.
There is certainly a lot of truth to this statement.
If the advance is accepted or just welcomed, then there are no problems.
If the advances is not accepted, then what? Is is automatically harassment?
It is a complicated topic, and I don't know all of the facts. However, Cuomo sounds like an idiot rather than a predator.
Liss told the Journal she initially thought of Cuomo’s behavior as harmless and never made a formal complaint about it, but it increasingly bothered her and she felt it was patronizing.
Not to victimize her, but Liss could have made a formal complaint or at least had a venue to discuss what, upon later reflection, bothered her.
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1) Governments often have a hard time bringing in high level IT, as it can be hard to compete with the salaries offered by the private sector.
It depends on the government agency.
The NSA is notorious for competing with the private sector for talent. However, their operations become so secret that nearly nothing leaves the agency. Worse still is the operational security that could prevent the use of intelligence or know-how gathered.
RF will almost always create leaks even in the most secure systems. RF espionage has been the "hack" for nearly a 100 years.
2) Smaller software teams, building custom built solutions, have a harder time writing secure systems, as they have less manpower for doing testing, and a smaller user base for testing upon.
Linux is open source and easier to adapt and control than say a MS OS, which is using Facebook business models of treating the users and their information as the product. As it stands, large software teams are a necessity at large corporations to modify IT to be less leaky.
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Eddie was always a good looking guy, but damn, he doesn't look like he has aged at all.
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I disagree and millions do as well, more reason why the Dems will lose the House next election cycle, even Pelosi is worried and with good reason.
Many people are worried that a lower number of GoP voters will win more elections solely because of GoP imposed voting restrictions. It is a valid fear of voter disenfranchisement.
6 million more people voted for Biden (and even Clinton won the popular vote) than Trump. Trump strategists played a good electoral college game in 2016, but he lost bigly and got outvoted in 2020.
Biden has a higher approval rating than Trump was able to achieve at anytime.
Dems should abandon the filibuster and pass a universal mail-in ballot for federal elections. That would curdle the GoP's noodles.
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Hostage justice at work.
Will be interesting to see how someone trained to resist interrogation will do going up against prosecutors and police accustomed to easily intimidating suspects into a confession.
They have probably been counseled to remain silent before the extradition. They would be well served to remain silent.
It cannot be understated how important remaining silent is. Anything you say cannot help you. It will only hurt you.
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RNC attorney (Michael Corvin told the S.Ct. that the reason for the restrictions was to help Republicans win elections.
Fair elections put them at a competitive disadvantage.
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DOJ reported that 52.7% of all hate crimes in 2019 were committed by whites and 23.9% committed by blacks.
So, it is hard to swallow the right wing position that this uptick is primarily from black people.
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Trump spread hate and racism even before he was elected. It was part of his platform. He never stopped or slowed down.
Early in his presidency, it caused many unhinged people to attack Americans of Latin descent. People would demand to see someone's green card thinking that they were illegal immigrants. Only, they were full on Americans.
In 2020, he has focused racism on China as a diversion for his failures to contain CV. Now, these unhinged people are lose on another group of Americans.
That man was a cancer on America.
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Classic subterfuge.. Under Biden they were handed over...Trump in all probability would have blocked.
There is a difference between the two. One follows the law (hint: Biden), and one doesn't.
At the end, even AG Barr choked on some of crap (hint: subterfuge) T'bone wanted him to swallow.
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Vanity Fair?? Really??
Probably trying to get publicity for a future contract and should have just kept his mouth shut.
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How many times does Japan have to pay Korea?
I would say just stop doing business with them.
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If they want to boycott the Olympics, go the full monty and boycott all things China. Otherwise, it is just political theater.
The costs to attend a China based Olympics are much higher because the countries have to bring everything with them. Athletes are warned not to eat locally because there is no telling what is in the food. They could be eating a chicken with growth hormone that makes them fail a test. So, countries usually have to bring all the food with them.
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Read about the "coincidental" nazi symbol for a stage. That fits in with the current CPAC group.
Oh, the golden statue was also laughable. It was made in Mexico. Go figure.
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Pointing out the possibility does make the point
Recursive logic at work.
And I was hoping that the susceptibility to conspiracies would be on the decline.
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Antifa or BLM? Fits their pattern.
Probably something repeated on Fox news or at CPAC.
That is the only pattern and the pattern has nothing to do with facts or reality.
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I would suggest TIGHTENING the rules on warrantless entry to only when a life is in danger.
Those would be my thoughts.
No knock warrants are typically an arrest warrant, or where there is a risk of evidence being destroyed. I don't see that this case would have any effect on no knock warrants, but no knock warrants are issued too freely and without sufficient time spent to make sure the information is correct.
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China "should not harm a third party's interest or endanger regional peace and stability"
China last month passed a new law authorizing its coast guard to fire on foreign vessels and destroy structures on features it claims.
Not much of a cold war.
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The US Army names all of its aircraft and helicopters after Native American tribes. Thus the Iroquois, Kiowa, Chinook (no, that big helo wasn't named after a fish !), the Cheyenne, the Mojave, the Blackhawk and, yes, the Apache.
True, and I have never felt bad about that because it felt honorific and being part of the nation.
Chrysler's Cherokee? Braves, Redskins, Chiefs?? I wouldn't want to put corollaries of other cultures because it would be patently offensive to those cultures.
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Railing against cultural appropriation, whilst oblivious to how incongruous it looks coming out of the mouth of someone by the name of Chuck Hoskin Jnr.
People just don't have a clue.
Many Indians were stripped of their actual names by the national government and put into "Indian Schools" with before and after photos showing how they converted supposed savages.
The U.S. has a very bad history dealing with native Americans and with appropriating all that they have and are.
It is all rather disgusting, and the Chief is being very reasonable and well spoken. Makes me proud.
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Good move. Imagine a car named the Crysler Jew, the Ford Gypsy, or the Chevy Zulu...
I side with the Chief on this one for the above reasons.
Chrysler is just another mass produced car that is getting value from an appropriated name.
Still, the Apache helicopter was always cool for a name and does add some context and well earned fear.
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Great to see Alan Tudyk (I, Robot’s Sonny) will get some screen time without the makeup.
Huh, Didn't realize that was him.
Always liked him. He was great in Firefly/Serenity and more recently in Rogue One.
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Is the payment of hush money to porn stars a legitimate tax deduction ?
if not Ordinary and Necessary, then no, and I cannot see how it would meet the first test. Most weird payments (including luxury items) fail to meet the ordinary test.
In addition, if the payment itself was a violation of the law, it cannot be a deduction. It will be interesting to see how he characterized the payment. My guess, he claimed that they were legal fees.
Best case, he pays tax if he claimed it as a deduction. Worst case, he is involved with tax fraud by knowingly claiming the deduction. It is hard to believe that it wasn't knowingly claimed.
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because he has long fought on so many fronts to keep his tax records shielded from view.
Not just shielded from view, but shielded from prosecutors.
I'm sure the thin-skinned man baby would have issues with his finances being publicly scrutinized since they probably show he is not the success he puffed about. As I have read, he has a lot of debt coming due, and there are no banks left to bail him out after he burned all the major banks.
The bigger issues are the many tax positions that can lead to legal trouble, e.g., overstating the value of land in claiming a conservation deduction, deducting personal expenses (Stormy Daniels and the like), overstating finances when applying for loans.
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This is not entirely accurate;
It is accurate. No point in arguing over the many mischaracterizations.
"The buck stops here," but T***p is never to blame.
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I just wonder where they are with the idea of giving just one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine to get more people vaccinated quicker.
If one dose of J&J vaccine is 66% effective and consider inoculated and one dose of Pfizer or Moderna is 90+% effective, then the Gov should be using one dose in the near term so more people are vaccinated quicker.
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It's doubtful whether all 500,000 of these individuals would still be alive had Covid never happened.
Curiously, while Covid deaths are way up, pneumonia, heart disease and respiratory failure are all way down.
Is that the best defense of Trump's legacy?
I am Doubtful that your Curiosity is really about the truth.
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at least try to give the dissenting opinion a chance to speak
I'd rather deal with facts.
In this case, a "dissenting opinion" is just an attempt to make people consider an alternative reality to stir up anger and resentment.
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Do you think MS-13 should be allowed into the country?
A rather baiting and self righteous question.
The prior policies would prevent asylum seekers who are being hunted and killed by those criminal groups, unless they were from a predominately white country like Norway or Sweden.
This kind of rhetoric has progressed to the point where right wingers think Russia is more favorable to whites than the U.S.
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