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Anger over Donald Trump's UK crime tweet

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Donald Trump links rise in crime "in UK" to "radical Islamic terror", sparking UK backlash.
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JimB
1 day ago
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Damn right we're angry at him. He has not got a clue; just making stuff up to put himself in the limelight.
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Qualcomm’s new mid-range Snapdragon 636 SoC leaves the old 630 in the dust

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It may not sound like a powerhouse, but the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 mobile platform should help make "modern" mid-range phones faster and wider.

The post Qualcomm’s new mid-range Snapdragon 636 SoC leaves the old 630 in the dust appeared first on Pocketnow.

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JimB
2 days ago
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Not more ultra thin screens.... please not.
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Old banger v diesel: Which is the most toxic?

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Tom de Castella bet that his petrol-fuelled old banger was cleaner than his dad's 2009 diesel. The test showed some new cars are worse than either.
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JimB
4 days ago
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Surprise!
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Tornado of flames, flash mob of bright umbrellas and 1,000s of illuminated flowers - sneak peak at next month's Lumiere festival

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A TORNADO of flames, a flash mob of brightly coloured umbrellas and thousands of illuminated flowers are among the star attractions of a light festival set to arrive in the region next month.
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Assorted Stupidity #106

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  • UPDATE: According to the National Post, it will probably remain illegal to canoe under the influence in Canada for the foreseeable future. A pending bill would have provided that vessels “propelled exclusively by means of muscular power” would no longer be covered by the relevant Criminal Code provision. See Canada May Legalize Drunken Canoeing,” Lowering the Bar (Sept. 29, 2017). But MPs said they were persuaded by the Canadian Safe Boating Council that this would “send the wrong message,” and the bill was amended to remove the “muscular power” provision. The bill is still in committee, though, for now.
  • The Orlando Sentinel reports that the city has paid $37,500 to settle a lawsuit filed by a man who was arrested for what officers thought was meth but was actually flakes of sugar from a Krispy Kreme glazed donut. An officer’s “roadside drug test” came back positive for an illegal substance, but a slightly more expert test came back positive for sugar.
  • I get a fair amount of press releases from PR people, though it’s not clear to me how I get on these mailing lists. Case in point: I recently got a press release from a PR firm announcing that former congressman Michael Grimm was demanding that FEMA extend the final deadline for people to make claims for Hurricane Sandy relief. I don’t have a problem with the extension, I just wonder why they expect pro-Grimm messages from me given that my prior mentions of him have not been especially flattering. See Good Reason to Kill #48: Asked Wrong Question After State of the Union” (Jan. 29, 2014) and “Can a Convicted Felon Serve in Congress?” (Dec. 24, 2014) (answer: yes, although Grimm resigned after his conviction).
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JimB
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Donald Trump's Impeachable Offense

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Whereas Donald J. Trump stood beneath American flags on the steps of the United States Capitol on January 20, 2017, placed his hand on a Bible, and spoke these words:

I, Donald John Trump, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States; and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, so help me God.

Whereas the Constitution of the United States reads in part, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

Whereas Trump has responded to news coverage he dislikes by advocating that the freedom of the press be abridged by bureaucrats and legislators; and by calling the press a public enemy and a target of his “drain the swamp” agenda.

For example:

  • It’s frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write and people should want to look into it.”
  • “Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked. Not fair to public!”
  • With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!”
  • “Why Isn’t the Senate Intel Committee looking into the Fake News Networks in OUR country to see why so much of our news is just made up-FAKE!”
  • Drain the Swamp should be changed to Drain the Sewer - it’s actually much worse than anyone ever thought, and it begins with the Fake News!”
  • “With all of its phony unnamed sources & highly slanted & even fraudulent reporting, #Fake News is DISTORTING DEMOCRACY in our country!”
  • “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @CNN, @NBCNews and many more) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American people. SICK!”

Whereas Trump has responded to protected speech he dislikes by calling for a punitive government response and issuing commands to private citizens like a king or tyrant.

For example:

  • It is about time that Roger Goodell of the NFL is finally demanding that all players STAND for our great National Anthem-RESPECT OUR COUNTRY”
  • “Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country? Change tax law!”
  • “The NFL has all sorts of rules and regulations. The only way out for them is to set a rule that you can’t kneel during our National Anthem!”
  • “The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must respect this!”
  • “If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL,or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect”

Whereas the aforementioned statements, individually or in aggregate, establish a clear pattern of failing to defend the Constitution and repeated attacks on its Bill of Rights.

Whereas it is a high crime to violate one’s sworn oath to the supreme law of the land.

Wherefore, Donald John Trump, through flagrant violations of the oath he took before God, country, and flag, warrants impeachment, trial, removal, and public disgrace.

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JimB
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