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    On Wednesday, Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman in 78 years to be awarded the prestigious Fields Medal, considered the highest honor in mathematics. She was selected for "stunning advances in the theory of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces." The Fields Medal is awarded every four years by the International Mathematical Union to outstanding mathematicians under 40 who show promise of future achievement. With the announcement of Mirzakhani and this year's other awardees—Arthur Avila, Manjul Bhargava, and Martin Hairer—there now have been 54 male and 1 female medalists. http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2014/08/maryam-mirzakhani-first-woman-fields-medal-mathematics Fantastic award! Well done to her!
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    That is my point. One should not be able to edit something they have written two years ago whether from a political or moral standpoint. That way you could ascertain how they have evolved.
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    How do you think Trump can be both considered deviant yet take a position where he must represent American norms?
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    Come on. What's a few billion if it gets them out of the uncomfortable position of having the aircraft they rejected selected during an open competition? It's only taxpayer money anyway.
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    I agree with Trump, the US government isn't innocence when it comes to killing people, but two wrongs don't make it right. Trump seems so fr to try and change and bring back respect to this country but I don't think Americans could handle the truth.
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    I'm fairly certain none of the usual crowd giving their opinions on this topic have bothered to watch the actual video the topic was started to discuss. So I'll print up one part I think is fairly relevant in the conversation between two very liberal commentators. When you ask Muslims in the UK why they want to live under Sharia law or whether the Danish cartoonists should be imprisoned, you don't get the tiny numbers you would hope to get. And that's a problem we have to speak honestly about. And as you said, you don't have to be a fascist or a racist or even a Trumpian, to not want to import people into your society who think cartoonists should be killed for drawing the prophet. That's a totally rational thing not to want. And the Left has been demonizing anyone who wants to talk about this.
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    When I become Shah of Canada, my first edict will be on appropriate beachware for larger persons.
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    But, he is doing what he thinks is the best for his country. He acting more like an imperialist dictator.
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    Well, Yeah, Baldwin should take it on the road. Frankly, it's nice to see you guys able to laugh a little - you could use the levity.
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    I dont know what does " impeached" means but if it means "remove", ofcourse such a thing should not happend and this would cause a civil war in US and if such thing happens, we should give weapon and tactical support for Trump side.
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    ^^^^ Much like slut shamers in contemporary western society and those who ask "what was she wearing/doing" when a woman is raped, or those who object strenuously if a woman is appointed to a government post under the assumption that she's not worthy, if only because a man was available. Sure, women in western societies aren't expected to wear a headscarf to demonstrate their humility, modesty and submissiveness, but the message is still out there for them, loud and clear.
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    I have topics reletad with the issue. I will put the links below. So drug companies absolutely has a great contribution in terrorist incidents. There are many doctors in my family and some of them works on natural treatment routes of diseases. They effectively threat some kind of cancers without any drug use. Drug companies could reserve much more money in this issue but I have never heard a drug company offers a natural treatment. We have witnessed many times that these terrorists had some relations with intelligence services. Almost all of them were under surveillance. For example two Chechen brothers or London machete attack or Berlin truck attack and many others. All of these guys had some cooperations with intelligence services in their life. Last time Florida airport attacker said that someones in his mind were continuosly telling him to perform a terror attack. You cant take a step further from this point. You have to believe what state controlled media imposes and if you want to follow clues you will be stamped as "conspiracy theorist-crazy dumb senile idiot-son of a b.tch, Russian agent and Trump supporter". When we think all the drug, energy, weapon, media, food companies are controlled by the same groups, this issue becomes much more suspicious.
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    hmm. They should put up billboards, like the Smokey The Bear ones. "Only YOU can prevent terror attacks! SUPPORT TRUMP!" but maybe with Sean Hannity pointing at the viewer, instead of Smokey. -k
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    Your "blog" uses dated information and prices associated with the Gripen C/D...not the Gripen E......Norway rejected the Gripen E (NG) nearly a decade ago on cost grounds, both purchase and through life, as more costly then the F-35A. Same story with the Danes and the Super Hornet versus F-35A. There are more F-35As flying today then there are Gripen Es....in several years, still prior to entering full rate production, there will be more F-35s flying then there will ever be built of The Gripen E
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    Agreed, as I have long maintained that such CanAm fleet comparisons is not very accurate. Further to your point, LockMart just won another contract with lower per unit costs: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/lockheed-f35-jet-pentagon-1.3965940
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    Would you please explain why you call the CBC Canada's state broadcaster?
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    No you are not allowed. Because while you are being a member here, you know that your posts will be saved in database and you accept it. It would only be deleted when it contains some articles-posts which influenfes your life or someone's life in a negative manner.
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    This is patently false of course, as Hillary Clinton's support for 90's era welfare reform and crime bills (massive incarcerations) were roundly reported then and during the 2008 and 2016 election cycles. To wit:
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    Ahem: harpers record: gst cut - check stupid child tax - check income trust - fail tfsa - check income splitting - check balance budget after deficit forced by coalition- check mate
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    She can say what she wants - she's a private citizen.
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    How does it seem like that?
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    Lol at the IRA not being a Christian terrorist group.
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    Why would he? The USA and Canada have almost completely balanced trade. He didn't mention us once. We are a large market for those 35 states. That there are 15 other states including California makes it look like we're less important than we are. To those 35 states, we're a big deal.
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    That was, of course, before O'Leary got into the race...
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    I'm sure they do provide abortions. Why would you question where and why women seek healthcare services. That's very odd. It's their choice.
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    "Planned Parenthood receives some 52 million visits annually. It also provides services that screen for cancer and workers conduct routine checkups, for both men and women, although many men only use the provider to get tested for STIs. But it is abortions, which make up 3 percent of services, that draw the most controversy." 52 million visits is a lot for doctors and clinics to absorb.
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    Scented dryer sheets are so obnoxiously strong, I put a box of them in my tool shed to keep it insect and rodent free.
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    Do you have any evidence that the CBC lacks journalistic and editorial independence?
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    Of course the difference between a state broadcaster and a public broadcaster is that the second enjoys journalistic and editorial freedom. The first doesn't. Your continuing to call it a state broadcaster is a complete misrepresentation.
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    @bush_cheney2004 your explanation would be very helpful, as I don't understand why you incorrectly refer to CBC as a state broadcaster.
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    I don't understand the difference. Someone please explain it to me.
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    I told you, it was state sponsored thread drift - I'll move the question someplace better.
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    Since this is state sponsored thread drift, I will carry this further. Are you aware of the differences between a state broadcaster and a public broadcaster?
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    Teachers are paid far, far too much for their limited skill set.
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    Why wait for an impeachment? A coup could be on the horizon - certain libs are calling for it!
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    This was a Conservative boondoggle. Thankfully, it has been put to rest... move on.
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    Exactly. It's a ridiculous "feature". another reason to spend less time here. Let it become the rightwing/whacko echo chamber it deserves to be.
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    Well that's another story. It's not as simple as you want it to seem. Besides, we're not talking about previous adminstrations! FOCUS. We're talking about Trump's!
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    At this point Altai your responses have nothing to do with the thread and are incoherent. If you want to start a conspiracy thread about pharmaceutical companies causing terrorism or whatever it else your disjointed and fragmented accusations are claiming start one. The person involved in this shooting did not do so because of anti depressants, or because he was an intelligence operative. One other thing. Pharmaceutical companies are in the business of manufacturing synthetic compounds. They do not claim nor do they sell herbs. Natural remedies, usually from herbs plants, or organic matter are not the domain of pharmaceutical manufacturers. Nothing stops you or anyone from taking herbs, ingesting plants, tree bark, organic matter. No pharmacy tells you or stops you from doing that. Go on knock yourself out. Go out and eat some rhubarb. Take some flax seed oil, etc. Upjohn Pharmaceuticals won't send any CIA agents to stop you. By the way just so you know, organic materials like synthetic ones can be helpful, harmful, fatal, or absolutely useless. It starts with education and learning what either organic or synthetic materials can do and can not do. People have died being conned by quacks telling them to take natural cures. For awhile cancer patients in their final stages would go to Mexico and take apricot pits thinking it would cure them. Miracle healers as they called themselves int he Philippines would claim to pull tumours out of bodies. There's a faith healer in Brazil who has a huge following claiming he can cut out tumours from noses and do other miraculous things because he's possessed by benevolent spirits. People with lack of understanding of science often believe things because they can't understand basic principles of science or pharmacology or medicine or anatomy or neurology and so on. This thread was not about your ill thought out and just out and out ignorant comments as to anti depressants and by implication depression and mental illness its about your turning your beliefs without basis or proof to be used to politically engage in conspiracies about the motives of terrorists. You make sweeping generalizations about terrorists that are baseless.
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    Why would the interviewer even ask along that line? Trump was likely being sarcastic. Imagine him saying political murder is no big deal...... He asked religious leaders to pray for Arnie's Apprentice rating (I caught his smile at the end of that). If you hadn't noticed, Trump's got an odd sense of humor.
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    Man, I love Israel, what can I say?
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    Lately he seems to just wake up in time to find out he has incurred ever more of the wrath of the judiciary. And then he gets all sweaty and huffy and tweets out a tad more of his childish anger. Who could blame the media for having a field day with it. And SNL has a seemingly endless source of material. And Baldwin does such a great job.
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    If I led a terrorist organization, I'd send a butt load of terrorists over to the US right now.
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    Sorry, but signing big document in a photo-op is not delivering a single thing. He promised jobs, he promised to make America Great, he delivered squat.
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    That is not exactly true. Yes, DND has studied the issue and gave an opinion on what would be required to extend the life. Here is what they say on the ELE (Estimated Life Expectancy): An ELE of 2020-2025 represents a target beyond which significant structural investments will be required to maintain the fleet’s airworthiness. As such, it represents an ELE extension for modest cost while still resulting in reasonably low to moderate technical and operational risk respectively. Once the US Navy drawdown begins in earnest, and prior to final fleet retirement, sustainment will become more difficult and costly with less access to either Repair and Overhaul (R&O) facilities or the availability of spare parts for purchase.7 An ELE of 2025-2030 represents a technically feasible albeit risky stretch target. It would require the entire fleet to undergo the Control Point 3 (CP3) Life Extension Program (LEP) along with other significant structural refurbishment investments. This option is a high risk solution, from both a technical and operational perspective. Also, reduced R&O and spares sources increase sustainment challenges. From a cost perspective, there is increased uncertainty in projecting non-recurring engineering (NRE) as well as sustainment costs out that far since even small changes to current assumptions could cause significant impacts to cost projections. From an operational perspective, the fleet will be exposed to a more lethal threat environment. In addition, there will be decreased interoperability with newer aircraft flown by Canada’s allies. Remember that the CF-18's already underwent a major overhaul (2006) to extend their use to 2020, and it involved changes to how the CF-18 was flown, and reductions in the planned yearly flying rate (YFR). They are crippling along as it is.
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    Looks like Donald is Ducking around too much these days... What a farce....
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    Yep, presidents as recent as Bush attempted to ignore habeas corpus. Why not just erase it out of the system altogether? Then you can Gitmo to your hearts content.


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