Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Growing Support for Plan to Drop Chris Christie on North Korea


Success defined.  I think it's when you run out of money and life on the same day. Kudos.  You've done all you could.





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My friend. I go to his parties every few years in Silsbee, Texas. The ones I'm invited to.  I hear he has many.






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How I spent my first 4th of July as President 42-45
 Be proud of what you have done America.

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My photo shoots are serious business and hard work.




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Justice Kennedy and How Success Is Just Showing Up . . . And Knowing When To Leave

by jonathanturley


225px-Anthony_Kennedy_Official445px-woody_allen_2006There are various reports confirming that Justice Anthony Kennedy has told staff that he is seriously thinking of resigning and has notably not selected clerks for the October 2018 term. That raises some intriguing issues, including how such a vacancy would play in the midterm elections when there are 33 seats up for grabs in the United States Senate.  The vacancy could be used to rally conservative and liberals alike.  As for Kennedy, it could be the difference between a lasting and short-lived legacy.

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Report: Saudi Arabia Remains Top Sponsor Of Islamic Extremists in Great Britain

by jonathanturley
Recently, President Donald Trump took credit for the move against Qatar as a sponsor or funder of Islamic extremism while again reaffirming support for Saudi Arabia, Qatar's main critic.  It was a curious moment since the ties between Saudi Arabia and terrorist groups, including the 9-11 hijackers, is well established.  Now, a report from a respected think tank in England details how Saudi Arabia is the leading sponsor of Islamic extremism in Great Britain.  The Henry Jackson Society, a foreign affairs think-tank, has demanded an official inquiry about the "clear and growing link" between Saudi Arabia and other Arab allies and Islamist organisations, hate preachers and Jihadist groups promoting violence.  The British government has buried a  Home Office report into the existence and influence of Jihadist organisations, commissioned by former Prime Minister David Cameron in 2015.


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The Framers and the Fourth: Criticism Of Independence Day Celebrations Are Misguided

by jonathanturley
800px-American_1902_Fourth_of_July_fireworksEvery Fourth of July, some celebrity will attract national attention by denouncing the holiday as a type of slaver’s celebration. This year was no exception. In past years, I have said nothing because these comments reflect understandable conflicted feelings by African Americans and others whose ancestors lived through decades of oppression and discrimination. However, it is time to put part of this mantra to rest . . . at least in part. There is a tendency to ignore those Framers who advocated emancipation at our founding and the recognition of the scourge of slavery that would forever taint our history.
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Poll: Growing Support for Plan to Drop Chris Christie on North Korea



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Texas Drops Its Knife Restrictions. Prepare to Carry a Sword!

Of all the tools humans use, knives might be the most basic. For a long time Texas had many restrictions on what a citizen could legally carry, but in recent years the laws governing knives have been much less strict. In 2013 it became legal to possess a switchblade, and in 2015 a law was passed that removed all local knife ordinances more restrictive than Texas state law.
Recently, House Bill 1935 was signed into law, making it legal to carry pretty much any edged weapon (or tool, depending on who you ask) a person wants. It removes dirks, stilettos, daggers, swords, spears, poniards, and Bowie knives from Texas statute, with only a small amendment added to prevent such items from being carried in places like bars and colleges.
This is a major victory for fans of knives, particularly those that are more…“exotic”… (I've always wanted to carry a poniard around like a renaissance duelist), and a pointy blow to anyone who gets nervous when a guy walks by carrying a broadsword. So what kind of “knives” can one easily carry come September 1, when the new law goes into effect? I headed down to a local sporting goods store to see.
4. Machetes!
Whether you want a huge knife to clear grass and jungle brush, or you're Jason Voorhees and need something to chop off camp counselor heads, nothing fits the task like a machete. Fortunately, with the passing of H.B. 1935, there's nothing keeping a person from sensibly strapping one to his leg before heading to the grocery store. They come in a bewildering variety of styles, and for some reason, most of the ones for sale at Academy seem to be “tactical” black. There was even one shaped kinda like a Roman gladius, with a centurion on the package. It was black, for that added Roman tactical edge one might need…for something.
3. Swords!
Hell yes. Now you're talking. In September, prepare to see wannabe ninjas, Ren-Faire warriors and well-armed dungeon masters leaving their houses with a sword or two strapped to their side. Texas is a badass state, teeming with people who want the world to know they're badasses, and what better way to accomplish that than taking your katana along while you run your daily errands?
2. Spears!
I only found a single spear for sale at Academy, but it was a good one. The “Talon M48 Survival Spear” says it's “Bad To The Bone” right there on the package, so it's a good bet that it'll prevail in any melee on the mean streets of Houston…unless the other guy has a gun, of course. But a spear! What could be more primal than that? And readily available at Academy. Convenience!
1. Bowie Knives!
For years the knife associated with Jim Bowie was illegal for Texans to carry openly in the state he fought for. While Bowie knives were never legally defined, they were ambiguously listed with knives that were legal to carry. No longer! Now Texans can take their 14-inch Bowies almost anywhere they want to, honoring one of the fathers of the Texas Revolution while scaring almost everyone else around them.
How many folks will do the old Crocodile Dundee, “That's not a knife. This is a knife.” routine? Will there be a new form of etiquette established once people are free to walk into a McDonalds carrying their survival spear? There was a time when seeing a gun rack in a pickup truck was relatively normal. Will we see guys with their tactical gladius displayed in a window rack soon? Inquiring minds want to know. And what of the more humble pocket knives that many of us carry? Will they be abandoned, discarded in favor of swords or machetes? In September, Texas will definitely become a sharper, more edgy place.


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Joe Irvine
BREAKING NEWS !!
Teacher Arrested
A public school teacher was arrested today at John F. Kennedy International airport as he attempted to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a compass, a slide-rule and a calculator.
At a morning press conference, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he believes the man is a member of the notorious Al-Gebra movement.
He did not identify the man, who has been charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of math instruction.
...Al-Gebra is a problem for us', the Attorney General said. 'They derive solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in search of absolute values.' They use secret code names like "X" and "Y" and refer to themselves as "unknowns" but we have determined that they belong to a common denominator of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every country.
As the Greek philosopher Isosceles used to say, "There are 3 sides to every triangle."
When asked to comment on the arrest, President Trump said, "If God had wanted us to have better weapons of math instruction, he would have given us more fingers and toes."
White House aides told reporters they could not recall a more intelligent or profound statement by the President.😂

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Is This Amelia Earhart?

by jonathanturley
170705-amelia-earhart-marshall-islands-1937-njs-921a_dc54c36fc9e07144008eb24d4b245ccf.nbcnews-fp-1200-800-1The search of Amelia Earhart is a mystery that seems to deepen by the year.  The latest intriguing twist is the photo above.  Marked "Jaluit Atoll," the photo shows a short-haried woman wearing pants and sitting with her back to the camera.  Near her is a tall man resembling her co-pilot Fred Noonan.  The 1937 photo was taken on a dock in the Marshall Islands and is being cited as support for the theory that the two were captured alive and died in Japanese custody in World War II on the island of Saipan.


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