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I believe bounty hunters also arrest deadbeat fathers. Who reward them?
If by reward you mean pay for the bounty hunter's work, the bail bondsman does. It doesn't matter what the person (bail bondsman's customer) due in court has to post bail for, can be missing childcare payments, can be drunk driving, can be homicide.

If by reward you mean specifically payment of a reward offered by someone then whoever offered the reward will. Most of the time there are no rewards offered to get someone to show up in court.

As stated in my previous post; I don't understand the way legal system in western countries work. However, I supposed the term bounty hunters only appear in movies. Never thought they actually exist in real life.
If you believe the Wikipedia article, supposedly only the US and former/current US commonwealth/territories such as the Philippines allow bounty hunters.
 

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That was very interesting, but people of different ethnicity serving in the German army is well known.
There is a good Korean movie about it called "My Way" Only this time it's about two rival marathon runners (one Korean and one Japanese) whose so happens to get caught up first fighting for the Japanese Imperial army before being captured by the Soviets, and than finally only to be caught on D-day invasion in the German army.

 

Blackstone

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There is a good Korean movie about it called "My Way" Only this time it's about two rival marathon runners (one Korean and one Japanese) whose so happens to get caught up first fighting for the Japanese Imperial army before being captured by the Soviets, and than finally only to be caught on D-day invasion in the German army.

Sounds very interesting, I'm going to look for the movie. I love offbeat history as depicted by films like that, even if they tend to take some liberties with actual events.
 

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Terminator 6: Skynet Rising

How NATO wants to use artificial intelligence in decision making

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) believes in incorporating artificial intelligence (A.I.) in its decision-making process, a senior official told CNBC.

The 68-year-old military alliance must be prepared for the prospect of A.I. delivering strategic verdicts on key NATO issues, said General Denis Mercier, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation of NATO.

"The key issue is the distribution of data -- how we can, through that, empower subordinate levels of command, when it's necessary, to take action," he said on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.

Such a vision is "the next step," Mercier continued. "That's not what we do today but this is really what we need to be available to do in the future."

NATO is committed to exploring technological advancements, with the effective mobilization of data and human capital among the key areas of focus for the military alliance, Mercier stated.

"We need to develop a better big data approach, develop cloud-like architectures and make an extensive use of A.I."
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Indeed worthy of a WTF cringe.
Insult your own executive order you personally signed.
Throw Sean Spicer under the bus on his hilarious travel ban word play LoL.
Love this guy so much. Keep up the good work, Don !!!!





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Trump’s latest tweets will likely hurt effort to restore travel ban



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President Trump on Monday derided the revised travel ban as a “watered down” version of the first and criticized his own Justice Department’s handling of the case — potentially hurting the administration’s defense of the ban as the legal battle over it reaches a critical new stage.

Trump in a tweet called the new ban “politically correct,” ignoring that he himself signed the executive order replacing the first ban with a revised version that targeted only six, rather than seven, Muslim-majority countries and blocked the issuance of new visas, rather than revoking current ones.

Trump said the Justice Department should seek a “much tougher version” and made clear — despite
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— that the executive order is a “ban,” not a pause on some sources of immigration or an enhanced vetting system.

“People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!” Trump
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Federal judges across the country have
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in ordering the ban be frozen, determining that the president’s words expose the measure as being a tool for discrimination disguised as a national security directive.

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Omar C. Jadwat, the ACLU lawyer who argued the case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, wrote that Trump’s tweets amounted to “a promise: let me do this and I’ll take it as license to do even worse.” In an interview, Jadwat said the president’s tweets “seem to undermine the picture the government’s been trying to paint.”

“I can’t say for sure what our brief is going to look like, but this stuff seems relevant,” Jadwat said.

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Trump tweeted Monday that the Justice Department “should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted” to the Supreme Court. In addition to creating possible headaches in court, that misstates the process. Trump himself signed the executive order imposing the ban. The Justice Department defends his policies in court.

Trump also wrote that the Justice Department “should ask for an expedited hearing of the watered down Travel Ban before the Supreme Court — & seek much tougher version!” The Supreme Court would not be the body to enact a ban; they are merely weighing whether Trump’s order can pass constitutional muster.

The travel ban seems to have been on Trump’s mind since the terrorist attack in London Saturday, when Trump wrote on Twitter, “We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!”

Legal analysts were quick to point out that the president was hurting his own case.

“In case it’s not obvious, these will only undermine the government’s case before #SCOTUS for both a stay & on the merits of the #TravelBan,” University of Texas law professor Stephen Vladeck posted on Twitter. “These will also go a long way toward mooting debate over use of campaign statements; no need when, as President, he still says these things.”


Trump also wrote on Twitter that the administration was already “EXTREME VETTING” travelers coming into the United States — which he said was necessary to keep the country safe because courts are “slow and political!” The Department of Homeland Security has
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, but that, too, seems to undercut the Justice Department’s legal position.

The travel ban was supposed to be a temporary measure, designed to afford the administration time to conduct a review and decide what new vetting procedures were necessary. When a federal judge in Hawaii ordered the ban frozen, though, the government interpreted his order as stopping even that review — and the judge declined to clarify that it did not.

Wall told the 4th Circuit last month that the administration had “put our pens down” and had “done nothing to review the vetting procedures for these countries.”

If the administration already has implemented new vetting procedures, that would seem to call into question the necessity of a temporary ban. Legal analysts, though, have previously said that president’s remarks indicate he might not view the measure as temporary — despite what the text of the executive order itself says.
 

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The amusing thing about Governor Tsai's weak sauce try at trouble making is how little support she has received from the western media. A decade ago, you'd hear more noise from the usual bevy of neocons, liberal interventionists, and kumbaya westerners. Not this time. Put a fork in Taiwan's independence movement, it's all over but the shouting.

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Yesterday, on the 28th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen urged China to finally come to terms with what happened in Beijing on June 4th, 1989 and to follow in Taiwan's footsteps in embracing democracy.

In a statement to mark the anniversary posted on her Facebook account, Tsai wrote that the student protesters of 1989 had "inspired a generation" before challenging Beijing to "face up to June 4th with an open mind" and move towards democracy, as Taiwan did decades ago.

"For democracy: some are early, others are late, but we will all get there in the end," Tsai wrote, adding that Taiwan was willing to aid in this transition for the mainland.

"Borrowing on Taiwan's experience, I believe that China can shorten the pain of democratic reform," she continued. "When there is democracy ahead, no country can walk backward."

Not surprisingly, Beijing did not take kindly to Tsai's suggestions. China Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunyang responded to the Taiwanese president, saying, "I hope you can pay more attention to the positive changes happening in all levels of Chinese society."

Meanwhile, China's Taiwan Affairs Office stated that only mainland Chinese had the right to speak on mainland affairs, adding that the "values and ideas" of Tsai's (independence-leaning) Democratic Progressive Party have caused chaos in Taiwan since her election last year, and that China did not want to follow her example. The office also suggested that Tsai had more important things to focus on at this time, such as "widespread discontent" in Taiwan.

"We are closer than any other point in history to the goal of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese people," added office spokesman Ma Xiaoguang in a statement to Reuters.
 
The amusing thing about Governor Tsai's weak sauce try at trouble making is how little support she has received from the western media. A decade ago, you'd hear more noise from the usual bevy of neocons, liberal interventionists, and kumbaya westerners. Not this time. Put a fork in Taiwan's independence movement, it's all over but the shouting.

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"For democracy: some are early, others are late, but we will all get there in the end," Tsai wrote

This part was especially funny. You can literally insert any word in place of "democracy" and you can't be proven wrong. LOL
 
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It's hard for me to picture Canada as anything but a racist country. o_O

Woman Tells Workers To 'Go Back To China’.. While Ordering Chinese Food




Video of a white woman telling Asian grocery store employees to “Go back to China” while she contemplates ordering Chinese food is leaving a bad taste in the mouths of those who’ve seen it.
Video of a white woman telling Asian grocery store employees to “Go back to China” while she contemplates ordering Chinese food is leaving a bad taste in the mouths of those who’ve seen it.

The footage from a Foodymart in Toronto showed the unidentified customer berating workers on Friday, claiming “none of these people speak English,” though clearly, some of them did.


Another woman in the video can be seen trying to defuse the tense situation by attempting to help the angry customer.


Hong said he posted the video to show that Canada isn’t “safe from these disgusting attitudes and behaviours.”

“It makes me nothing but seething mad that this lady had the audacity to spew such toxic words while exploiting POC cultures. Absolutely Horrendous,” he wrote on Facebook.


Hong only captured 84 seconds of the woman’s xenophobic rant, but said he listened to her for three minutes and tried to intervene before deciding to film her.



Although the video is receiving international attention, Toronto police told CTV News Toronto that they aren’t investigating the encounter as a hate-related incident and said that no official complaint had been filed.
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I wish more Westerners would read about the May 4th Movement, and why Chinese's trust of US/Western countries and institutions remain cynically low. Patrick Mendis's article is well written and highlights important history US/Western countries need to understand to better deal with China.

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As China’s growth continues economically, politically, and militarily, many watch with alarm, especially by
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, as its behavior has become commensurately more assertive. Since the days of President Richard Nixon’s
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and Deng Xiaoping’s
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of China in 1979, its agrarian past to Beijing’s arrival on the world stage in just over thirty-five years is nothing short of historical and developmental fission.

The West’s treatment of China as a parvenu comes as no surprise, as it welcomes China to the dais and watches in awe, but also with a healthy dose of perennial suspicion. Beijing’s treatment of the entire range of issues—from the East and South China Seas to the renminbi and President Xi Jinping’s
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—reflects a behavior that is not only more independent, but increasingly assertive if not outright confrontational. Gone are the halcyon days when China had to pay obeisance to the wills of the West.

The functional reality is clear. With wealth comes power, and with power comes the ability to pursue one’s self-interests. Nevertheless, the causal factors for China’s behavior are not nearly as well understood since the accretion of wealth and power only explains what a nation can do, but does not explain why it does what it does. For an objective analysis, the famous axiom of Chinese sage Confucius, “Study the past, if you would divine the future,” is worth considering for a glimpse into the vision of Beijing’s leadership in the world of diplomacy.

Study the Past: China in the American Image?

Effective statesmanship requires policymakers to have at least a modicum of understanding into China’s history to gain the necessary context for negotiation and diplomacy. For that, one place to look in explaining China’s behavior is in China’s national holidays. More specifically,
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China’s support of their Western allies is not generally appreciated, much less known. During World War I, thousands of Chinese gave their lives in Flanders Fields on behalf of the Allies, thousands more were buried in Liverpool and the Commonwealth war cemeteries in England. One hundred and forty thousand in all labored on the Western Front digging ditches, working in armaments factories, docks, and rail yards or worked as interpreters. Yet, so inconvenient is the Chinese Labor Corps to the World War I historiography that they have been
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“the forgotten of the forgotten.”

At the War’s end, thousands marched in the streets of Beijing on Armistice Day with signs reading “Make the world safe for Democracy” and chanting “Long live President Wilson!” as
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and
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independently documented in their acclaimed books. With America’s prestige at vertiginous heights, it was an opportunity for the United States to make China in its image.

As the Chinese marched on Armistice Day, President Woodrow Wilson’s envoy to China Ambassador Paul Reinsch wrotea hauntingly prescient letter to the president, in which the diplomat observed that Wilson’s principles had resonated deeply with the Chinese people, and they desired to “follow along the path of American action and aspirations,” wrote Harvard Professor Erez Manela. Therefore, the Chinese were putting their hopes on the United States to overcome the humiliations of the past and gain sovereign equality in the world. But the ambassador warned the president that, should their hopes not be realized, the consequences would be costly, and that:

If China should be disappointed in her confidence at the present time, the consequences of such disillusionment on her moral and political development would be disastrous, and we instead of looking across the Pacific toward a Chinese Nation sympathetic to our ideals would be confronted with a vast materialistic military organization under ruthless control.

China headed to a French château in Versailles with great expectations, hoping, among other things, to overturn the unequal treaties that had been imposed on China since the end of the Opium War in 1842, as well as the return of Shandong province, which had been a territory ceded to Germany in 1897, but
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by Japan during the War. This was not to be, as Shandong ended up being ceded back to Japan by the Big Three—the United States, Britain, and France.

America’s decision was as much a shock as the disgust was palpable. General Tasker Bliss, who had been the chief military liaison to the Allies during the War, sent a note to President Wilson
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, “It can’t be right to do wrong even to make peace.” Edward Williams, a State Department expert on East Asian affairs, bitterly lamented, “I am ashamed to look a Chinese in the face” and “my one desire is to get away from here just as soon and just as fast and just as far as I can.” The diplomat would leave the State Department within two weeks, according to Pomfret.

On May 4, 1919, some three thousand students gathered at the Gate of Heavenly Peace in Beijing and, in a complete reversal of Armistice Day, marched on the diplomatic quarter carrying banners such as “Return Qingdao to Us” (then the imperial coastal city of Shandong province), “Refuse to Sign the Peace Treaty,” “Boycott Japanese Goods,” and “Down with the Traitors.” For China, Versailles was an epic betrayal that would result in the May Fourth Movement, the bitter undercurrents of which remains as a historical context of Sino-U.S. relations to this day.

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