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как оказалось, полиция скорби вполне реальна
The five suspects were held in detention for three months while the FBI investigated their “jovial” behavior after the North Tower was struck by an aircraft. As the North Tower burned, witnesses saw three young men “high-fiving” each other and appearing to be celebrating the worst attack in American history.

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Bear JJ1 (2004 – 26 June 2006) ...is believed to have been the first brown bear on German soil in 170 years. Previously, the last sighting of a bear in what is now Germany was recorded in 1838 when hunters shot a bear in Bavaria. Initially heralded as a welcome visitor and a symbol of the success of endangered species reintroduction programs, his dietary preferences for sheep, chickens, and beehives led government officials to believe that he could become a threat to humans, and they ordered that he be shot or captured.

The stuffed body of JJ1 on display at the Museum of Man and Nature in Munich

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First, big foundations are unaccountable. They answer neither to voters or to marketplace competition.

Second, they do not have to be transparent. They file one tax form. The $8 billion Simons Foundation International doesn’t even have a website.

Third, they are donor-directed. The employees—the people on the ground— “can’t determine the mission” of the organization.

Fourth, the donor’s intent must be respected even when the donor has died. Societies grow and change, but the mission defined by the creator of the foundation remains the mission in perpetuity.

And fifth, on top of all this, foundations are tax-subsidized. “We’re at a moment in American society in which the winners in the marketplace attempt to diminish their tax burdens, both corporately and individually, as low as they can legally go,” Reich told me. “Then having diminished their tax burden as low as it can go, they turn around and set up a private foundation, taking a further tax break.”

Then, with money that would have otherwise have gone to the government, where at least there is nominal democratic control over spending priorities, the philanthropists use that money on whatever social purpose they’ve decided to support.

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Китай начал постепенное снижение пенсионного возраста до 50/55 лет. По данным китайских ученых, работа после 55 лет для мужчин и после 50-52 для женщин зачастую ведет к переутомлению и депрессивным расстройствам.

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уровень беседы за чашечкой кофе — американский фейсбук
a: The A-10 is obsolete for a modern conventional war. The F-35 with high speed and standoff abilities better suit the modern war. With the advancement in SHORAD and MANPADS the A-10 can no longer fly Nap of Earth (tree top level) safely nor will it survive high altitude with hostile SAM and Fighter defense.
b: Agree, any force that would necessitate that kind of firepower for CAS to counter would almost certainly have a way to dunk on the A10. We do love to put on a show though.
c: The A10 is to show your enemy how badly they're losing