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#301 Bact PhD

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 11:35 AM

(George Rowell, Feb 12:)

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The Russians are sure to do something. They want to prevent citizens seeing outside content and want to establish rules about data being kept on servers inside Russia.

View PostHockeyDon, on 13 February 2019 - 10:34 AM, said:



There is a lot of truth in that statement.

I remember a story, not sure where I heard it, about a Soviet who came emigrated to the west after the fall of the USSR and the communist bloc. The first time he went into a grocery store and saw aisle after aisle of food just piled up he got angrier and angrier at his former country. Specifically the propaganda that showed empty aisles in America, people laying about the streets strung out on drugs, etc. Basically, it was every situation possible to show that USSR citizens had it so much better than those of western countries.

Aaannnd, here we are:

https://www.bbc.com/...europe-47488267

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Russia's parliament has passed two bills outlawing "disrespect" of authorities and the spreading of what the government deems to be "fake news".
The first ban refers to "blatant disrespect" of the state, its officials and Russian society, and repeat offenders face up to 15 days in jail.
The second bill prohibits sharing "false information of public interest, shared under the guise of fake news," the TASS state news agency reported.

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 12:24 PM

View PostBact PhD, on 07 March 2019 - 11:35 AM, said:

(George Rowell, Feb 12:)





Aaannnd, here we are:

https://www.bbc.com/...europe-47488267

So which Republican is going to sponsor a US version of the Russian law on "disrespect of the state"?

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 12:37 PM

View Postgolden_valley, on 07 March 2019 - 12:24 PM, said:

So which Republican is going to sponsor a US version of the Russian law on "disrespect of the state"?

I'll guess Lindsey Graham about 2 minutes after Trump pushes for it.
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Posted 07 March 2019 - 12:40 PM

View Postgolden_valley, on 07 March 2019 - 12:24 PM, said:

So which Republican is going to sponsor a US version of the Russian law on "disrespect of the state"?
Well, John Adams tried with the Alien and Sedition Acts, and it didn't go well. That's part of what put Thomas Jefferson in the White House.
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Posted 11 March 2019 - 01:15 PM

The ban on Russian athletes competing due to doping remains in place.

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The IAAF banned Russia in November 2015 because of evidence of state-sponsored doping.

The ban will remain in place until samples and data from Moscow's former anti-doping laboratory are made available.

Russia must also pay all costs incurred by the work of the IAAF's taskforce.

It is the 10th time the IAAF has turned down Russia's appeal for reinstatement, having requested the same assurances when it upheld the ban in December.

The decision puts the IAAF at odds with other sporting bodies such as the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), who have revoked their own suspensions of Russia.

"There are two outstanding issues," said Rune Andersen, head of the IAAF's doping task force. "These need to be resolved."

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