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Old 13th March 2018, 06:41 PM   #721
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Originally Posted by Craig4 View Post
I'm guessing he's scared of the 25th Amendment.
That's assuming he's even more than vaguely aware of any other than the 2nd.
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Old 13th March 2018, 09:38 PM   #722
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
That's assuming he's even more than vaguely aware of any other than the 2nd.

And I doubt that his grasp of that goes beyond "This is something that the racist freaks who voted for me drool over. I gotta keep them happy."
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Old 13th March 2018, 10:15 PM   #723
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Originally Posted by quadraginta View Post
And I doubt that his grasp of that goes beyond "This is something that the racist freaks who voted for me drool over. I gotta keep them happy."
I doubt Donny's thinking goes much beyond "What's in it for me!"
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Old 14th March 2018, 01:20 AM   #724
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By all indications, this thread's about to blow up!
CNN has their say
You probably can't get decent odds on any of these guys.
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Old 14th March 2018, 01:33 AM   #725
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Trump fires people to change the new-cycle. There won't be mass-firings, because that would be a waste of media ammunition.
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Old 14th March 2018, 03:57 AM   #726
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
And the purge might just be beginning. Many commentators are saying Trump wants everybody who is not a blind follower of him out of the White House and upper ranks of the government.
SO Trump can rule with his gut feelings, and not be bothered with experts who disagree with him.
I think the term "Catastrophic Results" will be applicable to the result.
When people thought they wanted america run like a business who knew it would end up being one of Trumps businesses.
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Old 14th March 2018, 03:59 AM   #727
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What about the tillerson, Kelly, Mattis suicide pact? With Tillerson gone, will Kelly and Mattis both resign?
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Old 14th March 2018, 04:16 AM   #728
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Originally Posted by Octavo View Post
What about the tillerson, Kelly, Mattis suicide pact? With Tillerson gone, will Kelly and Mattis both resign?
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha !

Even if it really existed, I personally doubt that anyone in the Trump administration would adhere to it and in any case it seems a pretty poor way to run a government.
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Old 14th March 2018, 04:31 AM   #729
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What about the tillerson, Kelly, Mattis suicide pact? With Tillerson gone, will Kelly and Mattis both resign?
It was Mattis, Tillerson and Mnuchin. I'd be worried if Mattis resigned and Mnuchin is too much of a weasel.
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Old 14th March 2018, 04:34 AM   #730
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Originally Posted by The Don View Post
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha !

Even if it really existed, I personally doubt that anyone in the Trump administration would adhere to it and in any case it seems a pretty poor way to run a government.
So it's on like Donkey Kong!
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Old 14th March 2018, 05:23 AM   #731
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Relevant:
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Old 14th March 2018, 05:25 AM   #732
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Originally Posted by d4m10n View Post
If there is a local card shop they must be making a fortune in all the "Sorry you are leaving" cards.
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Old 14th March 2018, 05:39 AM   #733
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Originally Posted by Darat View Post
If there is a local card shop they must be making a fortune in all the "Sorry you are leaving" cards.
No, the action is at the pharmacies. When Trump's "best people" are routinely kicked to the curb, gauze is the immediate need.
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Old 14th March 2018, 05:56 AM   #734
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Maybe this will end up being the prime mover for BC to leave?

First on CNN: Emails show Ben, Candy Carson selected $31,000 dining set

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/14/polit...set/index.html
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If there is a local card shop they must be making a fortune in all the "Sorry you are leaving" cards.
I'm sure if 'Vankie hears this, she'll be leasing a store to Hallmark in their hotel lobby up the road.
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Old 14th March 2018, 06:56 AM   #736
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Originally Posted by ponderingturtle View Post
When people thought they wanted america run like a business who knew it would end up being one of Trumps businesses.

Far more of a puzzle would be, "Who thought it would be any different?"
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Why not?

Tooke's transgressions were well known when he was appointed as Chief by the Trump administration.
Well his offenses are tame by the standards of the Molester-in-Chief.
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Obviously the results of previous application of her ideas on education.
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Gee whiz!

Rex Tillerson has finally got the boot and I am surprised that it has taken this long.

And by the way, due to the numerous State Department resignations in the last several months I sure hope that the last person to leave the State Department building will remember to turn out the lights.
And while he was trying to smooth over the Trumpet's "************ comment too.
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Apparently John McEntee made certain that Trump always had markers for autographs , delivered messages to him at the White House, and last weekend made certain the clocks in the White House were "sprung forward" for daylight savings time (https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-...red-1520945928). My God- Trump couldn't even hire a go-fer who didn't have serious issues!

Well, at least Mr. McEntee is now free to find a less demeaning job- assuming he stays clear of a conviction and prison.
Who still has clocks that require manual resetting?
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OK, Tillerson puts out a press release supporting the UK conclusions about the source of the toxin and condemns Russia for their involvement, and suddenly gets canned.

How can Congress let this go unchecked?
Republican majorities. For a while...
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It would appear to have been in the works for at least a little while since David Dennison already had noms for SOSUS and CIA lined up.
To be fair that's probably normal practice under the Trumpet.
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Who still has clocks that require manual resetting?

As of this past Sunday;

microwave #1

microwave #2

stove clock

coffee maker

three clocks in bedroom

two clocks in bathrooms

three clocks on three indoor/outdoor thermometers

two blood pressure monitors

central HVAC thermostat

my watch

both cars

There's probably others which I have overlooked and will notice sometime in an indeterminate future when I wonder why I'm suddenly running an hour behind somehow.

Our phone system would also have needed to be adjusted, but a while back, for some reason which is a complete mystery to me, it decided it was going to keep itself on GMT regardless of how I tried to convince it to stay in the same time zone as the rest of the house. I fear some sort of Anglophile virus, which isn't beyond the realm of the possible, since it's made by Panasonic, and those Japs are notorious Anglophiles.

The cable boxes, smartphones, tablets, computers, etc. have all managed to update themselves appropriately, but I'm keeping a close eye on them, just in case that Anglophile virus manages to jump over.
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It would appear to have been in the works for at least a little while since David Dennison already had noms for SOSUS and CIA lined up.

To be fair that's probably normal practice under the Trumpet.

Well, no.

The evidence suggests that the Trump Administration is not particularly adept at having candidates ready to offer for approval. I think they still have more positions left unfilled than filled after a year in office.
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Who still has clocks that require manual resetting?
The White House does all through it. Classic manual clocks that actually need winding. But that isn't the job of the President's body man. The permanent White House staff does that. In fact, its the job of a single individual to do this.
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What about the tillerson, Kelly, Mattis suicide pact? With Tillerson gone, will Kelly and Mattis both resign?
Israel is at war with Iran and Trump is a pal of Netanyahu.
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Originally Posted by quadraginta View Post
As of this past Sunday;

microwave #1

microwave #2

stove clock

coffee maker

three clocks in bedroom

two clocks in bathrooms

three clocks on three indoor/outdoor thermometers

two blood pressure monitors

central HVAC thermostat

my watch

both cars

There's probably others which I have overlooked and will notice sometime in an indeterminate future when I wonder why I'm suddenly running an hour behind somehow.

Our phone system would also have needed to be adjusted, but a while back, for some reason which is a complete mystery to me, it decided it was going to keep itself on GMT regardless of how I tried to convince it to stay in the same time zone as the rest of the house. I fear some sort of Anglophile virus, which isn't beyond the realm of the possible, since it's made by Panasonic, and those Japs are notorious Anglophiles.

The cable boxes, smartphones, tablets, computers, etc. have all managed to update themselves appropriately, but I'm keeping a close eye on them, just in case that Anglophile virus manages to jump over.
If catsmate is on Europe, then the wall clocks probably set themselves, since there is a radio signal they receive telling then the proper time.

At least, that's how it was in the Netherlands. We don't have that service in the States.
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If catsmate is on Europe, then the wall clocks probably set themselves, since there is a radio signal they receive telling then the proper time.

At least, that's how it was in the Netherlands. We don't have that service in the States.
Actually, you can, depending. They're called atomic clocks, and they pick up radio signals from timekeeping services in the U.S. It's just not the standard for all clocks.

Heck, you can even get wristwatches that do it.
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Actually, you can, depending. They're called atomic clocks, and they pick up radio signals from timekeeping services in the U.S. It's just not the standard for all clocks.

Heck, you can even get wristwatches that do it.
Ok, I didn't realize this. In the Netherlands, such clocks seem the default rather than the exception. I was a bit confused when I realized that my newly purchased kitchen clock had no dial to set it.
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I'm guessing he's scared of the 25th Amendment.
That might not help. The 25th Admendment has a provision for a committee appointed by Congress to remove the President as well as his cabinent


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Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
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What about the tillerson, Kelly, Mattis suicide pact? With Tillerson gone, will Kelly and Mattis both resign?
And Mattis has a nice job at the Hoover Institute Think Tank waiting for him.
Stanford is much nicer place then the White House right about now....
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By all indications, this thread's about to blow up!
CNN has their say
You probably can't get decent odds on any of these guys.
In a normal administration, Zinke and Pruitt would have been gone because they had become a embarrassment. Aside from the petty ante corruption, they were too blatent and attracting too much attention to what they are doing. You need to keep a low profile when you are screwing the public.
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Do you think Donny can set clocks by himself if he is the last one left standing?
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Do you think Donny can set clocks by himself if he is the last one left standing?


Nah! He’d start ranting about daylight saving time on twitter being fake news or something.
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If catsmate is on Europe, then the wall clocks probably set themselves, since there is a radio signal they receive telling then the proper time.

At least, that's how it was in the Netherlands. We don't have that service in the States.

Sure we do. Been around for decades.

And if I wanted to replace my perfectly serviceable alarm clocks and watches with significantly more expensive models which might not even include the features I prefer then I could have them too.

I expect that there are also microwaves, coffee makers, stoves, etc. with that capability which can be also be obtained. I also expect that the cost difference would be prohibitive on our budget. Not least because the ones we have work just fine for their intended purpose. Especially compared to the relatively minor inconvenience of resetting them twice a year or after the rare, occasional power outage.

Not ready to replace my cars, for much the same reasons.

Out of curiosity, Are all of your kitchen appliances which have clocks equipped to keep their times updated by radio signal? Every single clock in your house? All your watches? Your thermostat?
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If catsmate is on Europe, then the wall clocks probably set themselves, since there is a radio signal they receive telling then the proper time.

At least, that's how it was in the Netherlands. We don't have that service in the States.
You do, it's called WWVB. And while we have in (mainland) Europe the DCF77 signal, I don't think I have a single clock that uses it. My computers keep their time on NTP, my cell phone on the phone network time, my HD recorder on the Teletext time of the TV channel, I have to adjust the time myself on my bedroom alarm clock, and the clock on my oven has been blinking now for a couple of years since the last outage because I really don't see the sense why an oven would need a clock.

That radio signal was once a cute idea, but these days, I'd prefer a device to simply have net connectivity and keep its time off NTP.
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Originally Posted by quadraginta View Post
Well, no.

The evidence suggests that the Trump Administration is not particularly adept at having candidates ready to offer for approval. I think they still have more positions left unfilled than filled after a year in office.
No but for the position of CIA boss, he found the perfect match: the illegitimate love child of Klaus Barbie:
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The Republican senator Rand Paul said on Wednesday he would oppose Donald Trump’s nomination of Gina Haspel for director of the CIA, accusing her of having shown “joyful glee” during the torture of terrorism suspects.
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No but for the position of CIA boss, he found the perfect match: the illegitimate love child of Klaus Barbie:

Yeah, but I don't expect her to last.

I mean, aside from little character flaws like being a bloodthirsty sadist, she's liable to actually be competent at the job.

That's the Kiss Of Death in the Trump Administration.
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Originally Posted by quadraginta View Post
Yeah, but I don't expect her to last.

I mean, aside from little character flaws like being a bloodthirsty sadist, she's liable to actually be competent at the job.

That's the Kiss Of Death in the Trump Administration.
I'd add that she's also likely to have the support of the institution she's in charge of, which makes her a potential threat. What Trump wants are people who are entirely dependent on his good favour - just like many a Roman Emperor or King of France.
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Originally Posted by quadraginta View Post
Sure we do. Been around for decades.

And if I wanted to replace my perfectly serviceable alarm clocks and watches with significantly more expensive models which might not even include the features I prefer then I could have them too.

I expect that there are also microwaves, coffee makers, stoves, etc. with that capability which can be also be obtained. I also expect that the cost difference would be prohibitive on our budget. Not least because the ones we have work just fine for their intended purpose. Especially compared to the relatively minor inconvenience of resetting them twice a year or after the rare, occasional power outage.

Not ready to replace my cars, for much the same reasons.

Out of curiosity, Are all of your kitchen appliances which have clocks equipped to keep their times updated by radio signal? Every single clock in your house? All your watches? Your thermostat?
Well my thermostat was updated over the internet. But I set my microwave, range, alarm clock 3 year old cars clock and so on.
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