Greedy People love monopoly whether its corrupt politicians, corrupt corporate presidents, oligarchs, you name it. "Real communism" doesn't exist, never has existed, and will never exist. Consider the latest example of a country going down this path--Venezuela. How can a govenment supposedly for the people allow the late leader's daughted amass a $4 billion fortune.
Attribute it to lawyers. A police department gets sued by a family member of someone who dies in a hostage situation because they claim the the police department did not do all that in necessary to save the life of the victim. All it takes is one of these kind of suits (and there probably has been one) and to avoid it police will over react.
Not a problem, really, the IOC will make the State of Washington change all the names. Oh yeah, heaven help anyone who tries to revive "Olympia Beer" brand. The so-called "Olympic Movement" is a farce, and nothing but a means to get money, sort of like all the other international sports governing bodies like FIFA (football), FIA (auto racing), UCI (cycling). Generaly a bunch of self-interested bureaucrats (and generally European) who mulct these sports for all they are worth.
One post here points out:"Simply stating a hypothesis without any corroborating data gleaned from experimentation is just speculation."
And the article: " Some theorists argue that their theories to explain the universe may not be verifiable by observations"
The post has it correct. The article should have said:" Some theorists argue that their hypotheses to explain the universe may not be verifiable by observations"
The word theory, unfortunately, does not have a single meaning. On one hand there is the usage of a proven scientific body of facts like "Number Theory" This is not to say that the body of facts explains every thing. Then there is the meaning equivalent in many respect to the word "philosophy" examples: "Marxist Theory". So, the theory of multiverses or dark matter or dark energy are hypotheses that attempt to explain observations or failings of a current theory. These maybe consistent with our current understanding, but are unproven. Unfortunately, some of these hypotheses must be agrees to, or you will not be able to get any funding for your research, try to get funding for work that attempts to disprove "string Theory".
Why the scare quotes around scandal? Afraid the the Clinton machine will get you, or just habit. Interesting that both NYT and WaPo have reported this. More evidence of how manifestly corrupt and unqualified Ms Clinton is. She should stick to overpriced contentless speaches at $200,000 a whack. But I suppose the brass ring of being the first womyn president is just to hard to resist.
Considering the spyware that Lenovo loads onto its systems, and you know damn well that as a computer manufacturer theyu are under the scrutiny if the Communist party and government, why would anyone in the west buy any of their stuff? It works both ways.
Also, they are both in Baseball, and I bet they have a cross licensing agreement in place. It makes no sense that one Major League Baseball team would sue another--it would cut into their profits. It just one big billionaires club.
Turning your house into a Faraday cage would no doubt seriously degrade your cellphone reception. And I bet with tortuous legal logic somehow be interpreted as evidence that you are trying to hide something illegal. Other than that, I think it is a great idea.
I think better training is not about superior tactical ability, but understanding the laws in you own state and community. It seems all too often the police are more concerned about "controlling the situation" than respecting the laws. I recall seeing several videos on youtube and the like where the officers involved don not their own state laws. One example recently was in Ohio where an officer got upset that a driver who was pulled over and had a concealed carry license did not say anything to the officer about being unarmed. The law clearly states that you have a duty to inform only if you are carrying concealed. Since the driver was not carrying concealed, he had no duty to inform.
There are far too many videos of officers trying to intimidate citizens video recording officers in public when it is well known that this is perfectly legal.