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The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2013
by the State Council Information Office of the People?s Republic of China
The State Department of the United States, which posed as ?the world judge of human rights,? made arbitrary attacks and irresponsible remarks on the human rights situation in almost 200 countries and regions again in its just-released Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013. However, the U.S. carefully concealed and avoided mentioning its own human rights problems. In fact, there were still serious human rights problems in the U.S in 2013, with the situation in many fields even deteriorating.
? In 2013, 137 people died in 30 mass killings, which caused four or more deaths each, in the U.S.. A shooting rampage in the headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C. left 12 people dead.
? The U.S. engaged in a tapping program, code-named PRISM, exercising long-term and vast surveillance both at home and abroad. The program is a blatant violation of international law and seriously infringes on human rights.
? The use of solitary confinement is prevalent in the U.S.. About 80,000 U.S. prisoners are in solitary confinement in the country. Some have even been held in solitary confinement for over 40 years.
? The U.S. still faces grave employment situation with its unemployment rate remained high. Rates of unemployment for the lowest-income families have topped 21 percent. The homeless population in the U.S. kept swelling and it had climbed 16 percent from 2011 to 2013.
? There are a large amount of child laborers in the agricultural sector in the U.S. and their physical and mental health was seriously harmed.
? Frequent drone strikes by the U.S. in countries including Pakistan and Yemen have caused heavy civilian casualties. The U.S. has carried out 376 drone strikes in Pakistan since 2004, causing deaths of up to 926 civilians.
? The U.S. remains a country which has not ratified or participated in a series of core UN conventions on human rights, such as the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Im having a issue with printing in Visio 2013 crashing when im printing to a xerox printer, i have updated the printer drivers and have also deleted and re added the pritners, happening on all visio documents, crashes 8 out of 10 attempts, no addons running, done all office 2013 updates as of 5/12/13, started visio in safemode and still crashed, crash report below -
Log Name: Application
Source: Application Error
Date: 5/12/2013 3:43:35 PM
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Faulting application name: VISIO.EXE, version: 15.0.4535.1507, time stamp: 0x52282a2a
Faulting module name: VISLIB.dll, version: 15.0.4535.1507, time stamp: 0x52282928
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x005a9861
Faulting process id: 0x1bbc
Faulting application start time: 0x01cef1748bdf2a28
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\VISIO.EXE
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\VISLIB.dll
Report Id: cc95bd42-5d67-11e3-941b-002564d9fad3
<Provider Name="Application Error" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-12-05T04:43:35.000000000Z" />
<Data>C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\VISIO.EXE</Data>
<Data>C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\VISLIB.dll</Data>
By Denis W.
Since upgrading to Windows 8.1 and doing a clean install, I've noticed a *lot* of stuttering and freezes with Word and OneNote on Office 365. Opening up the Task Manager shows high CPU usage, over 40% on my dual core (with HT) CPU.
I'm not doing anything computationally expensive in either Word or OneNote - I'm just typing a few words into a document or jotting down notes in class! It's annoying especially when starting up Word or OneNote: for instance, OneNote freezes with >40% CPU usage for five seconds after starting, whereas in Windows 8 it would be available right away.
Even while typing this post I've caught Word spiking into >40% and freezing, while it's in the background!
Similar observations from anyone else?
By Steven P.
Dark Skies (Horror Sci-fi Thriller)
As the Barret family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them.
IMDB rating: 6.2 link (I rated it 9)
Really enjoyed this film, anyone else seen it yet?
Personal rating 4.5/5
By +Frank B.
Syria monitors win Nobel Peace Prize
The OPCW, the body overseeing destruction of Syria's chemical weapons, has won the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Nobel Committee said it was in honour of the OPCW's "extensive work to eliminate chemical weapons".
The Hague-based Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was established to enforce the 1997 Chemical Weapons convention.
It recently sent inspectors to carry out the dismantling of Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons.
The watchdog picks up a gold medal and 8m Swedish kronor ($1.25m; ?780,000) as winner of the most coveted of the Nobel honours.
Pakistani schoolgirl campaigner Malala Yousafzai and gynaecologist Denis Mukwege of the Democratic Republic of Congo had been tipped as favourites to take the award.
Source: BBC News