RTFM. 3 points submitted 5 months agoIn the recent CF thread, it looked like invites went out over at least two days. I tried finding threads from previous FSS invites, but haven had much luck.It does seem a little odd that no one else has mentioned getting an invite yet, especially with all the anticipation that has built up on here lately.
The larger point is that the United States is wealthy enough to pay for essential government, including a robust presence abroad. Contrary to Trump’s view, the United States doesn’t protect other countries merely out of kindness. Since 1945, our military has shielded allies in the hope that prosperity and trade would promote democratic institutions and political stability.
“Every offseason this comes up and then fades away as its boring. I have to say this year there is more whining about it than usual. It’s making me think that eventually the actual change could happen. The takeover further reduces the small number of independent and opposition media outlets in Turkey, to the dismay of press freedom and human rights groups. Turkey ranks in the bottom quarter of 180 countries surveyed in the Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index for 2015. Peter Kenyon, NPR News, Istanbul..
No tweezers!? What committee of dreamers came up with that? No tweezers, but a black belt in Karate is OK. No nail scissors, but steel toe capped boots are fine. No nail files, but bottles of duty free are safe. The Kaleys are not ready to surrender. They want their day in court with the counsel of their choice. Toward that end, they argue that the Sixth Amendment, which guarantees the right to counsel, and the Fifth Amendment, which prohibits the taking of property without due process, require that they have an opportunity to challenge the legal basis of the proposed forfeiture before they go to trial..
Each crop is different; you’re stooping to pick (fruits like strawberries) or cut (vegetables like broccoli) essentially nonstop, usually with pressure to keep up with a truck that’s collecting the harvested produce. If you fall behind, you could get kicked out and lose both a day’s wages and a ride home. Conditions vary, of course, but there are often very limited breaks..
IT WAS DALIA ZIADA’s first act of nonviolent protest. The young Egyptian woman had come upon a true life action hero in a half century old American comic book, and had absorbed its lessons of “passive activism.” Right after reading it, Ziada determined she would put these teachings into real world practice. That night, she would stop a female circumcision..