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  1. Patzcuaro

     /  September 4, 2018

    You may say I’m a dreamer but imagine Boris as PM, Trump & Putin as Presidents
    Imagine there is no heaven just he’ll on earth.

  2. Patzcuaro

     /  September 4, 2018

    Sin Full

  3. Patzcuaro

     /  September 4, 2018

    Trumps approval/disapproval ratings decisively break out of 9 month improving trend that has been in place since late 2017. This doesn’t bode well for Republicans in mid term elections in November.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/halltoons/status/1036721405319176194/photo/1

  4. sorethumb

     /  September 4, 2018

  5. Gezza

     /  September 4, 2018


    New research has provided evidence for the existence of a ninth planet on the edge of our solar system.

    It is one of the biggest mysteries in the universe – and could be hiding in plain sight. Astronomers are still convinced a mysterious ‘Planet Nine’ exists beyond Jupiter. “Every time we take a picture,” Surhud More, an astronomer at the University of Tokyo told the Washington Post, “there is this possibility that Planet Nine exists in the shot.” While evidence for its existence stacks up, no telescope has yet been able to spot it.

    Experts say it could be essentially invisible to existing observatories. “It might be lingering bashfully on the icy outer edges of our solar system, hiding in the dark, but subtly pulling strings behind the scenes: stretching out the orbits of distant bodies, perhaps even tilting the entire solar system to one side,” NASA said.

    Astronomers have debated whether an elusive ninth planet orbits beyond Pluto for years, but a recent study may finally prove the mysterious world is real. Researchers spotted a distant rocky object that they suggest was pushed into an “extraordinary orbit” by the gravitational pull of an uncharted planet. They say that their finding bolsters the ever-convincing case that a so-called “Planet Nine” exists.
    More …
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12118737

  6. Joe Bloggs

     /  September 4, 2018

    If ever there were grounds for impeachment this tweet would be it

    The two congressmen that BLOTUS refers to are as guilty as it’s possible to be:
    – hunter stole at least $250,000 in campaign funds and spent it on himself and his wife, and
    – collins was photographed committing insider trading while on the White House lawn

    The unindicted co-conspirator in federal crimes temporarily occupying the oval office is saying — openly and plainly — that the US DoJ should not indict crooked politicians if they are of the same party as the president.

    The central impeachable offense here is not personal immorality, or incidental violations of this or that statute, or even an obvious willingness to accept electoral assistance from a longstanding national foe. All of these are evidence of Trump’s primary impeachable offense, but are not the offense itself. The core of any impeachment effort must rest on Trump’s daily destruction of the norms of behavior that make constitutional government possible.

    https://impeachableoffenses.net/

  7. Gezza

     /  September 4, 2018

    Trump warns Syria not to ‘recklessly attack’ Idlib province

    Comments by US president come as government forces prepare to launch an offensive to retake rebel-held Idlib province.

    Idlib province is the last major rebel stronghold fighting Assad [Michael Reynolds/EPA-EFE]

    US President Donald Trump has warned the Syrian government against launching an attack on rebel-held Idlib province amid concerns that the planned offensive will create a new humanitarian crisis.

    “President Bashar al-Assadof Syria must not recklessly attack Idlib Province. The Russians and Iranians would be making a grave humanitarian mistake to take part in this potential human tragedy,” Trump said in a tweet on Monday. “Hundreds of thousands of people could be killed. Don’t let that happen.”

    The warning came as Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with the Syrian president in a surprise visit to Damascus ahead of an expected government offensive on Idlib.
    More …
    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/trump-warns-syria-recklessly-attack-idlib-province-180904054937863.html
    … … …

    So, in the end will he do anything – this could get really messy – they’re still up to their ears in a mess of their own military’s making in Afghanistan – or is he already sounding like Obama?
    Or will he leave it up to Bibi?