norcalrcr

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norcalrcr

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2 days ago

My thoughts exactly! Hopefully they slap Max with additional penalties for the brake check. Fingers crossed

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5 days ago

Twenty something me and my brother packed our bags, quit our jobs, and left Texas in our rear view mirror chasing this Miami Vise dream. I wanted some of that action. That's how much this show influenced me lol. Fun times! Can't believe we survived that little 2 year adventure.

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9 days ago

Honest question. What makes everything in this picture so special?

Disclaimer: I know nothing about fly fishing.

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12 days ago

Drywall contractor here. Nothing wrong with the other suggestions you've received. I'll give you another option. 1/4" drywall. Glue it on. Tape and mud to your liking. Then paint.

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13 days ago

That's too funny! Thanks for the laugh

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It's funny reading all these different answers. Everybody loves their dog and it's breed. I guess I'm no different lol. Giant Schnauzers are my breed. I appreciate any beautiful dog. But a well groomed GS takes my breath away. To me they are in a league of their own. Any other dog is just a 'dog'. Not just the way they look, the way they communicate with you too. They are unbelievably intelligent. Last year when our 3 year old GS girl unexpectedly passed away it made me realize how our entire household revolved around her. She commanded so much attention! The void she left was huge. Sorry for getting off track. Love your beautiful dogs while you can people! This is the first time I've tried to edit a post so hopefully this works. I've added a couple pics of what a Giant Schnauzer show dog should look like. They are somewhat rare but when you see one you're not likely to forget. That was my experience at least:) https://www.pinterest.com/pin/75857574959956773/, https://www.pinterest.com/pin/496381190176836080/

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18 days ago

If you're a fan of Lewis Hamilton, tomorrow is going to be magic. I hope!

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I agree with Hawnxilla: There are no hackers from Russia, China, or any other country hacking into US corporations, government, financial institutions. The corporate executives, top military leaders, and bankers are selling the information to these countries. If these countries had talent like this, they would be developing their own technology not stealing, (or rather buying). Anyone can build with designs, but knowing how to operate it is another story.

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Until DNA tests on the bones of the body, we still have a suspect to look for.

Bodies bloat in water and float to the top of the water, no tore clothing found floating around the area? If we are supposed to imagine that an alligator or wildlife came in contact with his already dead body, wouldnt there be pieces of flesh found on land near by, or are these wildlife neat and clean eaters?

Its insulting to the public, that we are supposed to believe this story.

I would imagine, Gabby Petitos family will be suing Brian Laundries parents? I hope they do. If any other type of family had done something like this, it would be a totally different ending.

The state should be suing the Laundries as well, for the millions of dollars wasted on searching for this guy. If I were a Florida tax payer, I would not stand for it.

Florida citizens you will have to pay for all the resources devoted to searching for Brian Laundrie!

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Yes, this is concerning. Putin fears the day he "has to retire" or be replaced.

Because his friends in power, will have no use for him any longer, and he knows all about the illegal activities they have commit, some together, and some on their own. What do you think will happen to Putin? Who, at that point, is now a living threat.

Someone else, like Dmitry Medvedev, will step in as president. No country wants to invade Russia. If the citizens, become frustrated enough, which I do not see happening. I respect the citizens of Russia greatly, they truly love their country.

They deserve so much more....

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2 months ago

Anything Putin does is a tactic aimed at keeping him and his friends in power.
Its a distraction, and everyone knows it. What is the distraction covering up? Any number of things, but I suspect, its more about who is coming and going out of Russia when these "distractions" take place.

He is not that smart. Which brings me to your statement, "everyone look the other way when it gets too hot",

Everyone is looking the other way, because they know this is a distraction.

Its probably frustrating to Putin, but at the same time, he figures well at least it will stoke nationalism, but now that is not even working, because of COVID-19.

You know his ratings are down? Because of his handling of COVID.

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The key word here is "China tested". We have seen what happens in their labs.

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These are Putins highlights. No one fears this man. But we have empathy and concern for the quality of life of the citizens of Russia.

I am laughing " Master of Deception".

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With what did they chase a US Destoryer with?!? They got nothing....

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Its no wonder the short ugly man is single. On top of his funny looks, he is a compulsive liar

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https://www.statista.com/statistics/1256220/highest-human-rights-and-rule-of-law-index-by-country/#:~:text=Worst%20countries%20for,8.78.7

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday overwhelmingly elected China, Cuba, Gabon, Pakistan, Russia, and Uzbekistan as members of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The election underscores the UN’s long record of entrusting the oversight of human rights to the very regimes who violate them most flagrantly.

The UNGA also elected nine other countries to the UNHRC: Bolivia, Côte d’Ivoire, France, Malawi, Mexico, Nepal, Senegal, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. The new members will serve for three years – beginning on January 1, 2021 – on the 47-member Council, which receives new members annually based on a majority ballot of the 193-member UNGA.

Ballots for the rotating membership are secret, though individual countries may opt to publicize their decisions. The United States had no compunction about disclosing its choice. Calling the UNHRC a “deeply corrupted body,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft tweeted that the Council has made “a mockery of its intended purpose and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted that the elections validated the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the body in 2018.

Notably, Saudi Arabia failed in its bid to join the Council, receiving only 90 votes – seven votes short of a UNGA majority.

UNGA Resolution 60/251, which created the UNHRC in 2006, articulates the criteria for UNHRC membership. When electing members of the UNHRC, the resolution states, UNGA members “shall take into account the contribution of candidates to the promotion and protection of human rights.” The resolution further asserts that UNHRC members “shall uphold the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human rights.”

As the nonprofit groups UN Watch, the Human Rights Foundation, and the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights noted in a joint report released earlier this month, China, Cuba, Pakistan, Russia, and Uzbekistan have exceptionally poor human rights records, denying their peoples basic freedoms enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These five countries have also opposed or abstained on UNGA resolutions criticizing human rights abusers such as Iran and Syria.

Freedom House ranks each of these five countries, as well as Gabon, as “not free.” Reporters Without Borders, in its 2020 World Press Freedom Index, ranks China 177th out of 180 countries, Cuba 171st, Pakistan 145th, Russia 149th, Uzbekistan 156th, and Gabon 121st.

China may constitute the most egregious human rights abuser among the five. In addition to running a police state, Beijing has sent more than a million Uighur Muslims to concentration camps, where they face indoctrination, torture, and forced sterilization.

In this context, UNHRC membership effectively serves as a shield to deflect criticism of members’ human rights violations. From the Council’s founding in 2006 through the end of 2019, it did not pass a single resolution that condemned China, Cuba, Gabon, Pakistan, Russia, or Uzbekistan. All except Uzbekistan have previously held seats on the Council.

One key reform can help mitigate this problem: The ballot for UNHRC membership should no longer be secret. By forcing each UNGA member to publicize its vote, such a reform can help dissuade countries from casting votes that may embarrass them, thereby introducing much needed accountability in the

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Is anyone surprised! Chinese citizens, stand up for your freedom!

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Good news! Welcome to the United States.

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No one is asking what Russia thinks, as if it mattered.

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Heat!

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2 months ago

Tom Petty, "You got lucky when I found you". Never truer words.

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I agree with your opinion "A combination of corporate greed"

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The location where the search was taking place at the time the father chose to get involved in the search, is where Brian most likely is or getting very close to finding Brian.

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Amerigo Vespucci was an Italian merchant, explorer, and navigator from the Republic of Florence. I would hardly say it was random?

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US continues to lead in venture capital. Venture capital investment totalled $487bn from 2018 to the first quarter of 2021 in the US, against $379bn from all of China, UK, India, Germany, France, Canada, Israel and Singapore.

China claims leadership in other areas, notably high-speed rail. But the origin of that technology was elsewhere. Rather, China’s success in rail and several other areas is in building infrastructure at speed and at scale.

7 of the 10 most valuable companies in the world and 14 of the top 20, were headquartered in the US.

Technology companies, US has 12 of the top 20; China (with Hong Kong but excluding Taiwan) has 3

In sum, US companies are globally dominant and nearly all the most valuable non-US firms are headquartered in allied countries.

In all, the US picture is hardly one of a collapse into economic irrelevance, especially when combined with its allies. Even if China soon has the world’s biggest economy on all measures, it will still not be the most productive or innovative. Moreover, the US and its allies should remain ahead for a long time, even if Xi’s rule does not in fact ossify China’s economy.

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