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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Let’s leave the EU and join Germany

We have the same Protestant work ethic as the Germans. We enjoy the same things, such as brass bands, rambling and driving German cars. We both consider the sausage the height of culinary sophistication. We prefer beer to wine. And guess which country has taken over from Germany as having the worst reputation for reserving sun loungers with towels? That’s right, us, according to a survey for Travel Supermarket. Imitation? Flattery?

via www.spectator.co.uk

June 22, 2016 | Permalink | Comments (2)

Flight diverted to Sea-Tac after man allegedly tries to kiss sleeping teen | Q13 FOX News

SEATTLE — An Alaska Airlines flight from Portland to Anchorage was diverted to Sea-Tac Airport Tuesday after a man was accused of having unwanted contact with a 16-year-old girl next to him on the plane, Sea-Tac spokesman Perry Cooper said.

via q13fox.com

June 22, 2016 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Putin’s Russia is a poor, drunk soccer hooligan - The Boston Globe

When Russia next moves its tanks to the border, we should take it seriously. It has a lot of tanks (although less than Pakistan). But we should also remember that this is not a world power. By most indicators, it’s not even a middle power. Russia is a soccer hooligan: poor, drunk, and frustrated it can’t win anymore. It can only throw beer bottles from the bleachers.

via www.bostonglobe.com

June 22, 2016 | Permalink | Comments (1)

'Leave' side ahead in fresh Brexit poll on last day before referendum - MarketWatch

The pound trimmed earlier gains in London afternoon trade on Wednesday after a fresh Brexit poll showed the "leave" camp was in the lead by one point.

via www.marketwatch.com

I guess we'll find out how accurate this polling is. I suspect the British people will vote Remain mostly because those who want to exit probably won't go to the polls.

June 22, 2016 | Permalink | Comments (1)

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

How American Politics Became So Ineffective - The Atlantic

Trump, however, didn’t cause the chaos. The chaos caused Trump. What we are seeing is not a temporary spasm of chaos but a chaos syndrome.

via www.theatlantic.com

June 21, 2016 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Four Creepy, Cool Ways Roadkill Helps Science

But the study, published in Biological Conservation, wasn’t the first time that the dead bodies of roadkilled animals have helped science. They are useful for collecting DNA samples, for measuring toxic buildup in animals, and for studying anatomy, just to name a few examples.

via news.nationalgeographic.com

June 21, 2016 | Permalink | Comments (1)

Apple's Cook to host Paul Ryan fundraiser amid Trump woes - POLITICO

Apple CEO Tim Cook will host a fundraiser with House Speaker Paul Ryan next week as the iPhone maker tries to strengthen its relationships with key Republicans — despite its decision to pull support for the GOP convention because of its distaste for Donald Trump.

via www.politico.com

June 21, 2016 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Senators roll out bipartisan gun proposal | TheHill

The legislation would allow the attorney general to block the sale of a gun if an individual is on the "no-fly" list or the so-called "selectee" list, which requires additional screening at an airport. 

via thehill.com

This is a terrible idea. You would think so too if you had a name like Tom Smith. But it's terrible for lots of reasons.

June 21, 2016 | Permalink | Comments (1)

AEP: German court capitulates to imperial ECJ in landmark ruling 

Germany’s top judges have warned in a landmark case that they will not tolerate any measure or legal finding from the European Union that clashes with the higher principles of the German Basic Law, but have retreated on a crucial point, implicitly bowing to EU primacy.

The ruling by the German constitutional court in Karlsruhe reiterates a long-standing position that Germany does not accept claims of judicial supremacy by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). But the wording is weaker than its explosive ruling on Lisbon Treaty in 2009 and marks a climb-down.

via www.telegraph.co.uk

Ach ja.

June 21, 2016 | Permalink | Comments (1)

Feds deny governor’s request for emergency declaration after Pulse attack | WFTV

The Obama administration denied millions of dollars in federal funding following the Pulse terror attack.

via www.wftv.com

Gov. Scott is a Republican and hasn't been minding his p's and q's.

June 21, 2016 | Permalink | Comments (0)