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Posted in: On both sides of U.S. abortion debate, protesters vow to fight See in context

Apparently at the end of his leaked opinion draft, Justice Alito cited Sir Matthew Hale, a 17th century jurist. Sir Hale did not believe that there was such a thing as marital rape, but he did believe in witches. Crazy.

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Posted in: Presidents from 4 countries on Russia's doorstep visit Ukraine See in context

The truth never grows old no matter how many times it's repeated.

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Posted in: Canadian PM Trudeau tests positive for COVID; denounces anti-vaccine protesters See in context

Policies concerning the coronavirus as well as most other health issues are made by the provincial governments and not by the federal government.

The truckers and their supporters might have been better off hiring lobbyists who know to whom they should talk to to try to persuade the provincial governments to change their vaccine mandates.

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Posted in: Thousands protest COVID mandates and restrictions in Ottawa See in context

As I write this the temperature in Ottawa is -17°C, dropping to -23°C by morning. Wind chill between -30°C to -35°C. Perhaps dancing on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was their way of keeping warm.

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Posted in: The 'sore loser effect': Rejecting election results can destabilize democracy and drive terrorism See in context

Perhaps the arrest earlier this week of Russian business Vladislav Klyushin will clear this up. He and several others has been accused of hacking into the computer systems of companies such as Tesla. A connection to the 2016 hacking of Democratic emails? Not proven, yet. But...

The sad thing about the former President is that he actually had a chance to get beyond the Democratic and Republican impasse. Remember his meeting with Sen. Schumer and Speaker Pelosi? Had he been seen as making a deal to bring both parties together, we would be talking about a different American political reality. Instead...

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Posted in: ABBA tops UK chart with first studio album since 1981 See in context

Try listening to the Trashmen's Surfin' Bird before judging Abba's Dancing Queen. Don't you know about the bird...

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Posted in: Trump wants call logs, aide's notes hidden from Jan 6 panel See in context

From 54-40's Casual Viewin'

"If you ride upon the tiger you can never get off

They get hungry"

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Posted in: As Shatner heads toward the stars, visions of space collide See in context

Space: The final tourism frontier...

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Posted in: Trump sues niece, New York Times over Pulitzer-winning tax story See in context

Perhaps the lawsuit serves as a distraction for the New York Times story about his campaign knowing that the Dominion voting machine claims were baseless.

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Posted in: Milley defends calls to Chinese as effort to avoid conflict See in context

If General Mark Milley believed that President Trump's mental condition is putting us in peril, I think it was prudent of him to warn his Chinese counterpart.

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Posted in: Biden's war on virus becomes war on unvaccinated See in context

Burning Bush,

President Biden has tried that and more. But when the other side refuses to come to the table, refuses to compromise, and substitutes appearances on Fox for dialogue. When the other side actively undermines what the President is trying to do....

The Republicans' greatest fear is that President Biden and his administration will succeed without any Republican assistance and will transform the United States into a country that actually embraces diversity, accepts equality, and eradicates discrimination.

Best wishes,

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Posted in: U.S senators race to overcome final snags in infrastructure deal See in context

Given the historically low levels of interest rates and control of both houses of Congress and the Presidency, one would have thought that the Republicans would have seized the opportunity the fund rebuilding America's future.

They blew it.

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Posted in: Once rivals, Biden and Sanders are now partners in power See in context

The road to socialism is apparently paved with free dentures to seniors. Who knew?

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Posted in: Japan braces for U.S. jobs-focused Biden trade policy See in context

For what it's worth, Japan could work with the US rebuilding America's railroad systems. Perhaps Japan offers to finance a percentage of the work in exchange for trade concessions.

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Posted in: Do you find it troubling that Big Tech can silence a U.S. president, or anyone, for that matter? See in context

Perhaps "Animal Farm"?

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Posted in: In a first, Congress overrides Trump veto of defense bill See in context

One possible reason for the President's vetoing the defense bill is an attachment to the bill: the Corporate Transparency Act, which apparently bans anonymous shell companies.

One possible consequence of the ban is making it more difficult for foreign interests to use these shell companies to hide their contributions to American election campaigns.

Another possible consequence? Making it more difficult for individuals to hide their income and profits from the IRS.

And still the President's veto of this bill was overridden by a Republican Senate. Go figure...

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Posted in: Biden says Trump aides setting 'roadblocks' for his transition team See in context

Perhaps one reason for President Trump's veto of the National Defense Appropriation Act (NDAA) is a tack on called the Corporate Transparency Act, which would effectively ban anonymous shell companies and severely weaken their use for illegal purposes.

Support for the Corporate Transparency Act has been building even before Trump became President. Apparently, the American Treasury Department as well as law enforcement agencies, both American and foreign, will have access to the names of the owners as well as financial information of these anonymous (for now) shell companies.

The House has voted to override the President's veto. Will Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell allow a vote to override? Hmmm...

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Posted in: Unemployment benefits for millions expire as Trump rages See in context

I have to wonder how many of his voters are in danger of losing their unemployment benefits and, perhaps, of being evicted. And, if they live through this, will Trump's supporters remember his actions in 2024?

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Posted in: Asian stocks gain after Trump criticizes economic aid bill See in context

The President's staff could have made it clear to Senate and House Republicans that he wanted $2000 / $4000 going to individuals / families. Why didn't he do that when it would have a difference in negotiations. As it is, it looks like the Democrats in the House and the Senate have the President's ear! (Note: "Looks like" means "appears to be" not "is".)

Perhaps, not a helpful tactic during the the two Georgia Senate Republican campaigns.

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Posted in: Asian stocks gain after Trump criticizes economic aid bill See in context

Why do you suppose President Trump did not bring up giving $2000 per individual and $4000 per family when it could have made a difference during the campaign? Nor did he bring this up when the House and Senate were negotiating.

And, as I write, President Trump has vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act. Perhaps because Twitter and Facebook, etc. made him look bad?

The greatest something, I suppose.

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Posted in: Harris, Ivanka Trump stump in Georgia ahead of Senate runoff See in context

Why isn't there a photo of Vice-President elect Kamala Harris in this article?

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Posted in: Messenger RNA: How a long shot idea led to COVID-19 vaccines See in context

There should be Nobel Prizes for supportive mothers and fathers!

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Posted in: Bidens to get first vaccine dose on Monday See in context

Perhaps the same criticisms could be said about Vice-President Mike Pence and his wife?

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Posted in: Texas gets support from 17 states in bid to help Trump overturn election loss See in context

You know, if President Trump early on had said: "Wear a mask, save a life.", we wouldn't be having this discussion.

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Posted in: Texas asks U.S. Supreme Court to help Trump upend election in long-shot lawsuit See in context

"The application for injunctive relief presented to Justice Alito and by him referred to the Court is denied."

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Posted in: Wisconsin to hold partial vote recount as fuming Trump denies defeat See in context

If President Trump had kept his mouth shut about the virus and let Drs. Fauci, Birx, et al. do their job, he would have won, and there would have been fewer cases and fewer deaths. Instead...

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Posted in: Trump pitches 'back to normal' as Biden warns of tough days See in context

Perhaps President Trump's latest best friend is Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the President of Turkey.

From a New York Times story: One reason for then US Attorney Geoffrey Berman's firing was that he was trying to prevent a Turkish state-owned bank from illegally funneling billions to Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/29/us/politics/trump-erdogan-halkbank.html

The American President apparently has properties in Turkey. Perhaps hoping for some more?

https://www.trump.com/residential-real-estate-portfolio/trump-towers-istanbul-turkey

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Posted in: U.S. Senate confirms Barrett 52-48 as Supreme Court justice See in context

The American Constitution is silent about how many Justices should be on the Supreme Court.

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Posted in: Trump pressures Barr to investigate Bidens as election nears See in context

The New York Times is reporting that the Trump Organization not only has had many business dealings with China but also has a bank account at a Chinese bank. Perhaps William Barr could also investigate this October surprise.

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Posted in: Trump and Biden run vastly different pandemic campaigns See in context

Interesting comment by Allan Lichtman:

Speaking about the pandemic: “This is the greatest dereliction of duty in the history of the U.S. presidency,” Allan Lichtman, a professor of history at American University for nearly 50 years, told CTV News Channel on Thursday.

Actually Professor Lichtman predicted that then candidate Trump would win the 2016 election. He has been teaching at American University and has been accurate 100%. All hits, no misses

CTV News is Canadian.

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