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The government's deportation policy has been thrown into confusion after it emerged that the Home Office banned private security firms скачать сезон охоты 3 from forcing detainees on to flights following the death of a refugee, then lifted the moratorium 10 days later.

The chair of the Commons home affairs select committee, Keith Vaz, said he had "huge concerns" over the government's apparent indecision about whether паранормальное явление 2 restraint could be used against deportees and accused officials of "flip-flopping".

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Sat Mar 20, 2010 at 11:45 PM PDT

Will Congress Get The Message?

by dumasqy

Just days after holding a rally in Washington, Tea Party activists returned Saturday to make one final stand against the health care reform bill ahead of an expected Sunday vote.

Thousands of Tea Partiers descended upon the Capitol in an effort to derail the march toward "Obamacare" by pressuring undecided lawmakers to vote "no" Sunday.

At times protestors broke into chants of "Kill the bill!"

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Sun Feb 21, 2010 at 11:58 PM PST

Future of the AZ Mineral Museum

by dumasqy

Over 60 years ago, I was so impressed by the collection of minerals at the Cleveland (Ohio) Museum of Natural History that I started collecting crystals, a hobby I have continued to pursue to this day. Indeed, my fascination with natural crystals propelled me to study them as a materials scientist at MIT, leading me to work on the perfection of synthetic crystals used in the semiconductor industry at Fairchild and Intel. As a result, I helped position the US through Intel as the leading manufacturer of integrated circuits in the world and became an Intel Senior Fellow living here in Phoenix, all as a result of this initial exposure to natural crystals as a kid.

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Fri Jan 08, 2010 at 11:14 PM PST

Do You Really Want Google in Your Car?

by dumasqy

I'm biased.  I am a bicycle user as much as I can during the months of good weather.  In a large city, especially during high traffic hours, I can reach my destination by bicycle as quickly as using a car or public transit.  There is, however, one huge danger:  to most drivers, a person on a bicycle is invisible. So many drivers simply do not see a bicycle rider.

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I'm a simple guy who had one New Year's Resolution for 2009--drink more.  And  I couldn't believe how easy it was to double my alcohol consumption from one beer a month to two.  Readers might think this was a cheap resolution, but I'm allergic to booze and my head can turn into a fountain of histamine (i.e., snot) if I get within a five feet of a drink.  Anyway, I manned up enough to get down two drinks a month.  As a result,  2009 was a year of soaring triumph.

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