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Center for a Stateless Society » Sanders’s Comments Prove We Need a Radical Left
c4ss.org/content/39541

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YouTube has removed hundreds of videos showing robots battling other robots after claiming they are in breach of its rules surrounding animal cruelty.
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When people have been asking "but can China afford messing up Hong Kong?" my reply has been that Hong Kong isn't as important as it was 20 years ago. It's only 0.5% of China's population. It's only the 9th biggest Chinese city. All production has moved to Shenzhen. Shanghai trades more paper on its stock exchange and more tonnage through its port.

But this article set me straight. Hong Kong still has a core function to play in China's economy:

edition.cnn.com/2019/08/05/bus…

> In 2016, 61% of China's foreign direct investment, or $82 billion, came through Hong Kong, according to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.

> A bipartisan group of US senators introduced the "Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act" in June, which requires an annual check that Hong Kong is autonomous enough "to justify special treatment."
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is a shady business but apparently popular among ecommerce and nonprofits that want to accept .

1. Why does Bitpay charge senders additional "network fee" on top of whatever the fees?

2. Why does Bitpay only accept payments from "compatible" wallets? support.bitpay.com/hc/en-us/ar

3. Why does Bitpay collect personal information (ostensibly on behalf of retailers)?

Don't do business with scammy companies like this.

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Jeffrey Epstein’s former cellmate claims he was told there would be a “price to pay” if he talked about the sex trafficker’s alleged suicide and is begging to be transferred to another jail.

summit.news/2019/08/21/epstein

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