2015年12月22日 星期二

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What China looks like when it is on holiday: http://ow.ly/VZMmz
The twentieth-century writer John Basil Barnhill once argued, "When governments fear the people, there is liberty." But for the Chinese Communist...
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 Think Jeremy Corbyn will inject fresh ideas into a stale debate? Wrong. His “new politics” offers nothing but hollow solutions that will crowd out real discussion
BEFORE he had finished belting out his first celebratory rendition of “The Red Flag”, a hymn to class struggle, some of Jeremy Corbyn’s colleagues in...
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Alibaba's giant IPO is crowding out other companies hoping to go public
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.'s plan for a potentially record-breaking initial public offering is prompting other companies to push back their own stock-market debuts.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL


The procedure I was receiving was an “ionic detox foot bath,” one of dozens of allegedly medicinal services offered during a Health and Wellness Weekend held in November at the Edge Hotel, a woodsy establishment in Lyons Falls, N.Y. In this case, the bath involved placing my feet in a small bucket of salt water charged with a small current for half an hour — a process that was meant to draw out the “yucky stuff” in my body by osmosis according to its practitioner, a frizzy-haired former chain smoker named Brenda, who assured me the bath was perfectly safe. 
“But,” she added with a laugh, “I don’t know anything about ampage.”

 

Justices, 5-4, Tell California to Cut Prisoner Population

Conditions in overcrowded prisons violate the ban on cruel and unusual punishment, the Supreme Court ruled.

Supreme Court orders California to cut 33,000 inmates
Justice Kennedy cites inhumane conditions in overcrowded facilities, while dissenters fear a crime rampage. Gov. Brown seeks a tax hike to fund transfers to county jails as prison officials hope to avoid freeing anyone.





Time Warp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Warp

time warp is a hypothetical, rather than fictitious, change in the continuum of space-time, such as in time dilation or contraction. Time Warp may also refer to:.


belt out

vb
1. (tr, adverb) to sing loudly or emit (sound, esp pop music) loudly: jukebox belting out the latest hits.



(crowd someone/thing out)
Exclude someone or something by taking their place:rampnt plants will crowd out the less vigorous
to become stronger or more successful than another group so that they fail or can no longer compete with you
The old inhabitants are being crowded out by rich young professionals.
Traditional industries were crowded out with the growth of mass tourism.


yucky

音節yuck・y 発音記号/jˈʌki/
【形容詞】

ob·sta·cle (ŏb'stə-kəl) pronunciation
n.
One that opposes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin obstāculum, from obstāre, to hinder : ob-, against; see ob- + stāre, to stand.]
SYNONYMS obstacle, obstruction, bar, barrier, block, hindrance, impediment, snag. All of these nouns refer to something that prevents action or slows progress. Obstacle applies to something that stands in the way: "We combat obstacles in order to get repose" (Henry Adams). An obstruction makes passage or progress difficult: A sandbar is an obstruction to navigation. Bar and barrier suggest an obstruction that confines or prevents exit or entry: "Tyranny may always enter-there is no charm, no bar against it-the only bar against it is a large resolute breed of men" (Walt Whitman). "Literature is my Utopia-=@ellipsis4=- No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book friends" (Helen Keller). Block suggests obstruction that effectively prevents all passage: I had a mental block and couldn't remember the date. Hindrance and impediment are applied to something that interferes with or delays passage or progress: "an attachment that would be a hindrance to him in any honorable career" (Thomas Hardy). Overcrowded classrooms are an impediment to learning. A snag is an unforeseen or hidden, often transitory obstacle: Due to a snag in plans, the project was delayed.

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