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Posted in: Kavanaugh to hear first arguments as Supreme Court justice See in context

Mr. Kavanaugh will defer completely to the Executive Branch, until there's a Democrat in office; at which point he will suddenly discover judicial oversight, and apply it in the extreme. Until, of course, the next Republican.

sigh

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Posted in: Google Plus to close after bug leaks personal information See in context

Oh no! All 5 people using Google+ will be exposed!

Just another good reason not to trust these people and services with your personal information.

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Posted in: Bulgaria under pressure after journalist's brutal murder See in context

This is the sort of thing that happens when the world's supposed leader in human rights stops standing up for them.

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Posted in: Democratic senators urge voters to focus Kavanaugh anger on election See in context

You have to vote your own conscience. I will do the same. But please just vote. We can take conservatives, liberals, socialists and Nazis. America is great, and has always been great.

What we can't take is apathy. Not now.

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Posted in: Trump says he has no plans to fire Rosenstein See in context

He can't be fired. Senator Collins received a non-verbal indication from a West Wing staffer she'd just met that morning assuring her the President would never do such a cynical, self-interested thing, and as we all know, that's as ironclad as guarantees come.

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Posted in: Chicago mayor's spokesman: Trump 'clueless,' wrong on stop-and-frisk See in context

Imagine how much Trump would like the idea if he were the one who was going to be stopped and frisked. Let's stop everyone with a ridiculous comb-over -- must be hiding something under all that lacquer.

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Posted in: China tells Pompeo U.S. must stop 'misguided actions' See in context

Believe me, Trump is planning on blaming China for election interference once the Democrats win the house. He is already laying the groundwork. This is all pre-planned. He neglects to mention any Russian interference only Chinese interference. Trump is desperate because once the Democrats take over the house his tax returns will finally be turned over and there will finally be real oversight not Devin Nunes bogus oversight.

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Posted in: Taylor Swift gets political; endorses Democrats in midterms See in context

Sounds like a well considered opinion, a socially responsible message, and some good advice.

Score one for Taylor Swift.

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Posted in: Increasingly human-like robots spark fascination and fear See in context

I'll be worried about the machines taking over when I no longer have to clear paper jams.

"For instance Atlas, a humanoid robot made by Boston Dynamics, can run on different types of surfaces."

Does Atlas dream of electric sheep?

When it comes at you with an ax you will be very very unhappy! When it pulls you out of a burning building you will be very very happy. It is not inherently good or evil.

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Posted in: Kavanaugh impartiality to be tested in blue state lawsuits See in context

"The California legislature has enacted an extreme and illegal state law attempting to frustrate federal policy," U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement announcing a lawsuit against the state.

States' rights, right Republicans?

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Posted in: Saudi journalist Khashoggi was killed in consulate, Turkish sources say See in context

The recent global turn to authoritarian lawlessness is very troubling.

The Committee to Protect Journalists statistics show that 43 journalists have been killed worldwide thus far in 2018.

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Posted in: 20 killed in limousine crash in upstate New York See in context

An NTSB recommendation to ban oversize stretch limos will hopefully be forthcoming. The seating configuration (sideways benches, with no seat belts) is inherently unsafe.

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Posted in: Women's groups aim to use Kavanaugh rage to boost voter turnout See in context

I really appreciate the activism and courage of these protesters. But don't forget, there are a lot more of us who might not be able to make it to the Capitol, who can make it to the polls to vote these rascals out. The protest against Judge Kavanaugh is not limited to women; there are lots of old geezers like me that are just as mad.

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Posted in: Interpol demands 'clarification' from China on missing police chief See in context

Apparently this guy posed a threat to Emperor Xi. A Chinese national once explained to me that these corruption investigations are nothing but a cover for political purges as the most powerful Politburo players get rid of potential political enemies and shore up their loyalists.

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Posted in: Senate confirms Kavanaugh for Supreme Court by vote of 50-48 See in context

If you don't want a politicized SCOTUS, don't force SCOTUS to decide political questions. Most of the contentious issues cited have been decided in other countries through legislation, not court rulings.

Changing how society works is a job for Congress, not a junta of five octogenarians.

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Posted in: Senate confirms Kavanaugh for Supreme Court by vote of 50-48 See in context

The naked power grab is complete by a party that doesn't even pretend to put the country first. What a disgrace! 

Women are less safe in America because the party in power has shown us that it's OK to sexually assault them. The President will make fun of you if you come forward.

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Posted in: Melania Trump puts on happier face during Africa tour See in context

Photo ops. She can't hold an intelligent conversation on any substantive issues with anyone of any status in any of those countries. She's on vacation.

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Posted in: Senate confirms Kavanaugh for Supreme Court by vote of 50-48 See in context

A man elected by a minority of Americans nominates another who will be confirmed by senators representing a minority of Americans. But, the majority has to suffer both.

Tyranny of the minority is not what our Founding Fathers had in mind.

Some days are diamonds.

Some days are rocks.

November 6th: National Take Out The Trash Day

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Posted in: China silent as French police probe disappearance of Interpol chief See in context

The disappearance of high-level Chinese officials ought to be seen as a worrying sign. Meng Hongwei was deputy minister of public security and had control over China’s secret police, before becoming president of Interpol in 2016.

Beijing saw Meng’s election as a chance to enlist international help in tracking down corrupt Chinese officials living abroad, as part of Xi Jinping’s much-publicized anti-graft crusade. But critics say the drive is merely a way for Xi to eliminate political enemies. But critics said Meng’s appointment was “extraordinarily” worrying, given China’s longstanding practice of trying to use Interpol to arrest dissidents and critics abroad.

Western countries have also been wary of extradition treaties with China due to concerns over the mistreatment of criminal suspects, and its reluctance to provide proof of suspects’ crimes. Some countries have accused Chinese law enforcement agents of operating undercover on their territory without consent, as part of their Operation Fox Hunt. Of the country’s 100 most-wanted corruption suspects who had fled China in recent years, many of whom have since been returned.

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Posted in: Kavanaugh on track for U.S. Supreme Court See in context

Vote out every single Republican, without exception. If the guy is running for dog catcher, vote him out. It's time to rid Washington of this GOP slime fest.

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Posted in: Kavanaugh on track for U.S. Supreme Court See in context

A majority of legal experts, and people who knew Brett Kavanaugh believe he lied under oath.

A country that allows the obscenity that is Twitler to infest the white house, and abides the corruption that is the Republican congress, is going to celebrate the appointment of an exemplary kangaroo onto its highest court.

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Posted in: Melania Trump visits baby elephants, takes Kenya safari See in context

No doubt, the trophy-wife-in-chief spent more time picking out her wardrobe than reading briefings on the countries she was visiting.

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Posted in: Congolese Mukwege, Iraq's Murad win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize See in context

Shining a spotlight on the great work of people who actually care about others is one of the great things any international body with an audience can do..

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Posted in: Pence accuses China of meddling in U.S. See in context

"China wants a different American president."

Oh, Mike Pence, we pretty much all want a different American president. And by the way, not you.

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Posted in: West accuses Russian spy agency of scores of cyberattacks See in context

Where are all the Republican Senators that have visited Russia this year? 

A Bunch of Traitors.

The Dutch nailed them. Red handed. A car full of WIFI equipment parked near the OPCW headquarters.

Sanctions. Sanctions. Sanctions.

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Posted in: Republicans aim to confirm Kavanaugh this weekend after FBI report See in context

If they can rush an investigation like this through so quickly, why can't Trump set a strict timeline for the IRS to finish auditing his tax returns, so they can finally be released?

I could have done a more thorough investigation with an Ovaltine decoder ring.

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Posted in: 7 police officers shot; one dead in South Carolina See in context

According to Republicans more guns would prevent incidents like this... I apologize if I find their arguments idiotic and genuinely hazardous to the lives of both the police and citizens...

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Posted in: End divisions or put Brexit at risk, May tells party See in context

As for Brexit, I think it's interesting that all of the masterminds behind the movement essentially left May to handle things, yet continue to criticize her for being unable to do it the way they want.

At this point, their only hope is that the Liberal Democrats win a majority in the next election. And to show you just how bad the situation is, that's a pretty dim hope - because it relies on the intelligence of the British voters.  

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Posted in: Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for research harnessing evolution See in context

Can't wait for the evolution deniers to praise the work of these scientists without any trace of irony. Evolution is powerful and real.

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Posted in: Amid trade spat, U.S.-China military tensions soar See in context

China, if you are listening (and watching-and I know you are) this is exactly why we in the West do not trust China's intentions. You're actions of scooping up a handful of sand and declaring the whole of the South China Sea as belonging to China simply is not acceptable. 

If anybody wants to peer into the future and see what a China Dominated world would look like, they only need look at the way China treats the South China Sea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Tibetans and Uighurs to see the world of tomorrow.

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