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Amnesty similarly criticizes "dehumanizing" measures being employed across Europe against the flood of immigrants and asylum-seekers, including border walls, sharpened anti-immigrant rhetoric and last year’s agreement between the European Union and Turkey to stem the influx. "I think one of the most dangerous things that’s happened in 2016 is to increasingly start equating refugees with terrorists," Shetty said. The rights group also had sharp words — "inhumane, unlawful and just plain stupid" — for a temporary U.S. travel ban, on hold in the courts, targeting seven Muslim-majority countries, along with a streamlined replacement that will reportedly be rolled out very soon. The Trump administration argues the measure is a crucial stopgap until better vetting procedures are put in place to weed out potential terrorists.
Collective Evolution
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Ibogaine works similarly to other treatments that block or take up residence in the receptor sites, but it does not need to be taken on a regular basis like other treatments that use methadone or suboxone, which create a chemical dependency. Ibogaine is non-addictive. It cleanses the body of the drugs, and it seems as though the memory of the drug is cleansed from the user's mind and body as well. Ibogaine also works to regulate and rebalance brain chemistry by levelling out dopamine, serotonin, endorphins, etc. to the same state they were in before the patient became addicted in the first place. Having these chemicals rebalanced drastically reduces the chance of the user relapsing, After Ibogaine is administered, it is converted by the liver into nor-ibogaine, which stores in the body's fat cells. This is what actually heals addiction, as it takes away the cravings and the thoughts of using.
Auto Express
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Image 1 of 12 Image 1 of 12 21 Feb, 2017 11:00pm Lawrence Allan Smarts funky ForFour Electric Drive is a likeable thing, but it doesnt really move the electric car game on Very few cars are as adept at negotiating the cut-and-thrust of city life as the humble Smart . Similarly, electric vehicles tend to prove a great fit for congested areas thanks to their lack of local emissions and silky smooth, silent powertrains. Combine the two, then, and on paper you should have one of the best urban transport vehicles on the market. We’re driving the Smart ForFour Electric Drive for the first time to put that theory to the test. Smart is keen to point out that, over the last few months, cities such as Rome, Milan and Paris have introduced partial bans on petrol and diesel cars entering city limits. With more built-up areas expected to do the same over the next few years, the latest incarnation of Electric Drive models are ideally placed to capitalise on such restrictions.
Techradar
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When used as an internet gateway the distro can connect to the internet through various technologies, including all popular types of broadband access, as well as mobile access, including VDSL, ADSL, Ethernet and 3G/4G. Some of the interesting uses for both pfSense and OPNsense are as a traffic shaper, load balancer and VPN. They both offer three options for VPN connectivity including IPsec, OpenVPN and PPTP. Similarly, you can use the Sophos UTM server as a site-to-site VPN solution and configure it to handle VoIP connections and balance load. Untangle doesnt ship with any components pre-installed but its recommended package installs over a dozen applications and services including: web filter; virus blocker; spam blocker; bandwidth control; application control; captive portal; WAN balancer; and a firewall among others. Some of the applications that Untangle doesnt install are the ad blocker, intrusion prevention and web cache.
TIME - Top Stories
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In the moments Brady's pass was airborne, he was the sports equivalent of the Schrödinger's cat, the subject of the quantum physics thought experiment, both dead and alive inside a box until an observer opens the lid and determines the outcome. Brady, similarly, was both hero and has-been for a fleeting instant until Edelman's sure hands decided the matter. In football, the stakes involved in this kind of thinking are low. Overlearn the lessons of the Patriots' winassume it's never a problem to fall behind 28-3and you're going to lose a lot of games. In politicsto say nothing of economics or warfareit's a very different matter. In the immediate wake of the 9/11 attacks, commentators spoke in frightened wonder of the evil genius of Osama bin Ladenespecially the way he got our attention when the first plane crashed into the first tower, so that the whole world would be watching when the second one hit.
TIME - Top Stories
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And while during a time of great anxiety about Americas shifting alliances it may seem provocative to compare the president who assured Americans that the only thing we had to fear was fear itself with the president who has stoked fear with tweets, the ideological and temperamental differences between Roosevelt and Trump should not blind us to the fact that both entered office under similar conditions and both took similarly favorable stances toward Russia. What can we learn from these similarities? And what can they tell us about what lies ahead for the Russia-America relationship? Roosevelt, like Trump, came to power on a largely domestic agenda. Americans were far less concerned with the future of Europe than with finding work and putting food on the table. Unlike his predecessor, Herbert Hoover, FDR was attuned to this popular sentiment.
Politico
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Weve even avoided using touchscreen laptops, as the added touch capabilities seem to exacerbate the shake. Not so with this laptop at least, not to the point where its wobbly enough for us to notice. Granted, this laptop does lack a touchscreen. Comparing the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 to similarly priced gaming laptops, it's apparent just what you are giving up, and gaining, in exchange for its price tag. The Asus ROG Strix GL502 , for example, starts at $1,399 (about 1,055, AU$1,850) and features a screen we found exquisite. Whereas with Inspiron 15 7000, the screen is a big let down. In its defense, however, battery life in the Inspiron 15 7000 is nearly double that of the GL502. A similar situation faces the MSI GE62 Apache Pro with a starting price of $1,399 (about 1,124, AU$1,825), with the Inspiron 15 7000 touting the same general specs for hundreds less.
Expert Reviews
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On installation, you’re invited to scan your device and configure your app-locking settings. There’s nothing very novel about the idea of PIN-protecting selected apps, but Bitdefender offers some thoughtful features: you can choose to automatically disable app-locking when you’re connected to your home Wi-Fi, and optionally capture a photo of anyone who tries to guess your app-lock PIN. The anti-theft module similarly has a few stand-out features. You can locate and control your phone via SMS, so you can track it down even if it’s disconnected from the internet. You can silently call it and listen in to its surroundings, to help you discover where it might be. And if you’re wearing an Android Wear smartwatch, this will alert you when your phone drops out of range, so you’re less likely to lose it in the first place. Along with a privacy advisor that highlights apps with wide-ranging permissions, and a web security module, it adds up to a well-rounded package.
The Points Guy
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e. Spirit and Frontier) presence. The hardest hit airports are three of American Airlines' hubs: Philadelphia (5 routes), Dallas/Fort Worth (3 routes) and Miami (3 routes). Basic Economy is supposed to be available to book now, but it seems that American Airlines is having some serious issues with the launch. Currently, all of the routes that we've checked on AA.com for Basic Economy are showing as Not available or fully refundable in the Main Cabin. Similarly, if you search Google Flights for these routes, you'll be kicked into a first class fare when attempting to select an economy fare. You're currently unable to book any non-refundable flights in the Main Cabin on the affected routes. Along with today's launch, we got some additional details about Basic Economy: Basic Economy will only be available for nonstop flights between these cities.
Sputnik International
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HSBC's net profits fell 82 percent in 2016, damaged by falling profit margins, non-existent interest rates and ever-increasing regulation - and a financial analyst has told Sputnik other UK banks' annual results could be similarly dire, on much the same basis.
Android Police
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OnePlus started its existence as a brash upstart, and today it's... a brash upstart. It is, however, a brash upstart that has produced a very good 2016 flagship phone. The OnePlus 3 and 3T are basically the same phone, but the 3T has more power under the hood and dollars on its price tag. Both phones offered similarly good experiences at launch, and now they're even better with Nougat. So, how do these phones (specifically the OnePlus 3T) hold up? Read More OnePlus 3T review addendum: Proof that OnePlus can be a major player in 2017 was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
The Huffington Post
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And bleached-blond, young and rude Yiannnopoulos, rising higher, could surely help in that regard. Yiannopoulos speaks the grievance-ridden language of Trumpwhom he affectionately calls Daddysimilarly attacking political correctness, and giving young people permission to act on racist impulses. Yiannopoulos brutally mocks colleges and universities attempts to fight hate speech against minorities and protect students from bullying and violence on campuses, expressing the resentment prevalent among those who feel threatened by diversity and a U.S. that is demographically changing. He grotesquely uses his identity as gay as some sort of badge that allows him to attack other minorities and defame feminists , transgender people, Muslims and immigrants, and he gets support from the white supremacist, anti-Semitic alt-right, despite his being gay and Jewish himself (something weve seen many times over in the past among those used as tokens).
The Huffington Post
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And bleached-blond, young and rude Yiannnopoulos, rising higher, could surely help in that regard. Yiannopoulos speaks the grievance-ridden language of Trumpwhom he affectionately calls Daddysimilarly attacking political correctness, and giving young people permission to act on racist impulses. Yiannopoulos brutally mocks colleges and universities attempts to fight hate speech against minorities and protect students from bullying and violence on campuses, expressing the resentment prevalent among those who feel threatened by diversity and a U.S. that is demographically changing. He grotesquely uses his identity as gay as some sort of badge that allows him to attack other minorities and defame feminists , transgender people, Muslims and immigrants, and he gets support from the white supremacist, anti-Semitic alt-right, despite his being gay and Jewish himself (something weve seen many times over in the past among those used as tokens).
EVO Reviews
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With the optional PTV Plus (an electronically controlled differential lock) fitted it will even indulge in power oversteer if you’re brave enough. Away from driving it like you’ve stolen it, the GTS retains perfectly acceptable road manners when you’re just popping to the shops, quietening down and riding with aplomb. It works best on UK roads in its Sport setting, with the throttle response suitably crisp with the ride and body control on the right side of taught. Sport Plus may deliver the best chassis response, but rough UK roads can catch it out all too often. Image 4 of 38 Image 4 of 38 Rivals? Audi’s RS Q3 is smaller and less powerful (by 20bhp) but also cheaper by about £10,000 and slightly faster to 60mph, reaching the benchmark in 4.8 seconds. It is also full of character with its five-pot engine and surprisingly fun to drive. The Mercedes GLA45 AMG is similarly powerful but not as engaging in the corners.
Bristol Post
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Bristol comic and TV favourite Mark Watson is set to play an intimate gig in his hometown.A regular face on Mock the Week, BBC 1's Would I Lie To You and Have I Got News For You, Mark is heading to Bristol on an unusual mission.READ MORE: Gromit, Shaun, who will be next? Grand Appeal and Aardman announce another art trail for BristolMW is a Must WatchAfter more than 100 dates on the road in 2016 with his best-reviewed show to date, I'm Not Here, and a similarly marathon effort with the previous...
The Sun Daily
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He said the AGD had already detected billions of ringgit in wastage and leakage throughout its various audits and these are only the government departments and agencies that are being scrutinised for the time being. "This is only a few out of the government's 24 Ministries, imagine the whole country. We (PAC) want the AGD to identify the Ministries leaking the most, find out the causes, and how to stop further leakages," Tan said. Similarly fellow PAC member Datuk Liang Teck Meng, who is the Gerakan representative in the PAC, said that Madinah should not be judged by her husband's links in Umno. "People cannot see her from that angle alone. As long as she delivers her job neutrally and transparently. "It is bad to judge her because of her Umno links. If she has connections to (former premier and Parti Pribumi Bersatu chairman) Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad then how?" he asked.
The Iran Project
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Informed Comment
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The US ban is also mean spirited, and wastes resources needed for proper counter-terrorism.” Similarly, Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Sarif, said the Trump Administration’s decision would be recorded in history as “a great gift to extremists and their supporters” while Swedish foreign affairs minister Margot Wallström said she was “deeply concerned” by a decision that “creates mistrust between people.” Others expressed support for the move including Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull who stated that ”it is vital that every nation is able to control who comes across its borders.” Via Inter Press Service
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Voice Of America
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“When the water gets that high and more water is coming, there is just too much pressure and levees can break,” Daly said. “They can be topped.” The Don Pedro reservoir, which captures water from the Tuolumne River, a key tributary of the San Joaquin, was at 97 percent capacity. The weather service also issued flash flood warnings for the North Bay and Monterey areas, as well as south-central Alameda County and southeastern Santa Clara County. Water on the rise In Alameda County, the weather service reported gauges on Alameda Creek were showing that rapidly rising water levels have surpassed local flood stages in Niles Canyon and a watershed above Sunol Regional Wilderness. For the first time in more than 10 years, water flowed into Lake Berryessa's unique spillway. The Monticello Dam Morning Glory Spillway, also known as the Glory Hole, operates similarly to a bathtub drain for the northern California lake.
Petrolicious
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I always liked the shape of the car and the pop-up headlights of the first generation, however, the minute I sat in the driver’s seat was I realized I had fallen in love with it. After a quick search I bought a proper example, restored it, and made it my daily driver. Most modern cars look and behave similarly to each other, but the Miata combines the simplicity, the pure mechanics, with a special character and this leaves you with a beautiful, fun to drive, and reliable car. AL : I totally agree with Theodoros, but unfortunately for me he’s using the Miata already! So I drive the Renault R5. I love its simplicity. Especially how economic, reliable, and nimble it is. It's good for the city even if it’s a bit slow… I believe classic cars are more exciting but also more demanding to drive, and that is a big part of their charm for me. TP : As a final question, we know that car enthusiasts often by their nature want a bunch of cars, but what is the single one that you feel is truly missing from the current lineup? AL : Ha! That’s a tough one.
The Event Chronicle
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Horizontal Democracy “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” Ernest Hemmingway Similarly, as a citizenry, true nobility is being superior to our former political position. Horizontal Democracy, void of rulers and masters, is far superior to vertical democracy, dependent upon a chain of obedience. There is more progressive evolution in a spoonful of horizontal democracy than in an entire ocean of stagnant vertical democracy. Vertical democracy does not work well for healthy human beings precisely because of the fact that power tends to corrupt. Horizontal democracy is robust with checks and balances, so that power rarely has a chance to ever become corrupt. With neither masters, nor rulers attempting to monopolize power, human kind is more likely to evolve into a more progressive and sustainable species.