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  2. Amazes me that after all this malfeasance some still back this man if you or I had 10% of this proof against us we would be in jail were I still think Donald belongs
  3. In other words: Abandon all the little pleasures of life. The only thing missing: "Stop having Sex altogether"! In order to prolong the life of an old man for 2 years? I realise that this is boiling down to "quality of life" versus "quantity of life" when everything is said and done. I personally have always favored "quality of live" over "Quantity of live". To me (and people that are near me), it is of no relevance if I die at the age of 69 or at the age of 72 1/2.) I have stood at too many death-beds of people that have prolonged their live span by adhering to a spartanic (so called "healthy") life style. (Adding more milage to a boring life as the ultimate "Goal"?) Surprise: In the end they all ended up death. Rats! But thanks to the well meaning input folks! I shall now head for the Fridge and grab a can of Beer. After that, I will enjoy some Swiss Chocolate. Fully realising that this is likely to shorten my life by 3 1/2 days.
  4. Turkey arrests suspected spies for UAE, investigating Khashoggi link By Orhan Coskun FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator holds a poster with a picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal/File Photo ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has arrested two suspects who confessed to spying on Arab nationals for the United Arab Emirates, and is investigating whether the arrival in Turkey of one of them was related to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a senior Turkish official said on Friday. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096086-turkey-arrests-suspected-spies-for-uae-investigating-khashoggi-link/
  5. Turkey arrests suspected spies for UAE, investigating Khashoggi link By Orhan Coskun FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator holds a poster with a picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal/File Photo ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has arrested two suspects who confessed to spying on Arab nationals for the United Arab Emirates, and is investigating whether the arrival in Turkey of one of them was related to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a senior Turkish official said on Friday. One of the two men arrived in Turkey in October 2018, days after Khashoggi was murdered inside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, the official said, adding the other had arrived later to help his colleague with the workload. "We are investigating whether the primary individual's arrival in Turkey was related to the Jamal Khashoggi murder," said the official, adding the person had been monitored for six months before the arrests in Istanbul on Monday. "It is possible that there was an attempt to collect information about Arabs, including political dissidents, living in Turkey." A Turkish court ruled on Friday evening to keep the two suspects in custody on international, political and military espionage charges, state-owned Anadolu news agency reported. State broadcaster TRT Haber published photos of the two suspects in custody, standing in front of the Turkish flag. They also released photographs, apparently taken previously and covertly, of the two men walking down a street together. Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed in the consulate on Oct. 2 by a team of Saudi operatives, provoking an international outcry. The CIA and some Western countries believe the Crown Prince, Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler, ordered the killing, which Saudi officials deny. The Saudi public prosecutor has indicted 11 unidentified suspects, including five who could face the death penalty on charges of ordering and committing the crime. A representative of the UAE's foreign ministry could not immediately be reached for comment at the weekend. A spokesman for Turkey's interior ministry declined to comment. An Istanbul police spokesman confirmed it was involved in the operation. As part of the counter-intelligence investigation, Turkish officials seized an encrypted computer located in a hidden compartment at what the official told Reuters was the spy ring's base in Istanbul. The official, who requested anonymity, said statements by the detained men suggested their intelligence operation targeted political exiles and students. "We have extensive evidence of the individuals' covert activities on Turkish soil," the official said, calling it an "airtight" case. "They also confessed to have been employed by the UAE's intelligence services." The suspected spies said they had recruited informants and paid them for information, the official added. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has urged the United States to put its weight behind the investigation into the killing of Khashoggi and not to set the matter aside because of its ties with Riyadh. -- © Copyright Reuters 2019-04-20
  6. Quite funny how there's a lot of angst about metallic taste ( non-existent ) on this thread. Posters would do better worrying about the various compounds in the plastics they favour, some of which mimic female oestrogen. The shrinking of your tallywhacker and growth of man boobs may not be accidental.
  7. Chromium oxide is soluble only in hydrofluoric acid, one of the strongest acids around. The acid in yoghurt is most probably lactic acid, one of the weakest.
  8. Ukrainian presidential candidates trade insults in rowdy stadium debate By Polina Ivanova and Pavel Polityuk Ukraine's President and presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko attends a policy debate with his rival, comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, at the National Sports Complex Olimpiyskiy stadium in Kiev, Ukraine April 19, 2019. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko KIEV (Reuters) - The two men vying to be Ukraine's next president traded insults in a raucous debate on Friday in front of thousands of supporters before an election that could put a comedian with no political experience in charge of a country at war. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096085-ukrainian-presidential-candidates-trade-insults-in-rowdy-stadium-debate/
  9. Ukrainian presidential candidates trade insults in rowdy stadium debate By Polina Ivanova and Pavel Polityuk Ukraine's President and presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko attends a policy debate with his rival, comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, at the National Sports Complex Olimpiyskiy stadium in Kiev, Ukraine April 19, 2019. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko KIEV (Reuters) - The two men vying to be Ukraine's next president traded insults in a raucous debate on Friday in front of thousands of supporters before an election that could put a comedian with no political experience in charge of a country at war. The debate, held in a hulking football stadium, was one of the last opportunities for incumbent President Petro Poroshenko to try to overhaul a significant lead in the opinion polls enjoyed by his challenger Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comic. The event was light on policy and heavy on theatrics with supporters cheering and booing their respective candidates and shouting "Shame" and "Go away" in a gladiatorial atmosphere. At stake in Sunday's election is the leadership of a country on the frontline of the West's standoff with Moscow following 2014 protests that caused Poroshenko's Kremlin-backed predecessor to flee into exile, and foreshadowed Moscow's annexation of Crimea. In a rare break from mutual mud-slinging, both men briefly knelt on stage at one point to honour the memory of Ukrainian soldiers killed in the country's simmering 5-year war with Russian-backed separatists. Zelenskiy, 41, who plays a fictional president in a popular TV series, tried to cast Poroshenko, 53, as a rich out-of-touch leader who has overseen corruption and failed to end the war. "I'm not a politician," Zelenskiy told Poroshenko. "I'm just an ordinary person who has come to break the system. I'm the result of your mistakes and promises." He also questioned why living standards were in decline. "How is it that Ukraine is the poorest country with the richest president?" Standing in front of a Ukrainian flag surrounded by army veterans, Poroshenko tried to portray Zelenskiy as an inept draft-dodger who would be unable to defend the country against Russian President Vladimir Putin. "You'd be a weak head of state who would be unable to defend yourself from Putin's blows. I don't believe that Mr Volodymyr (Zelenskiy) dreams of handing over Ukraine, of dragging Ukraine back into the Russian empire, but Putin has such a dream." Zelenskiy was a front for other people, said Poroshenko, accusing him of wanting to further Russian interests and those of Ihor Kolomoisky, one of Ukraine's richest businessmen. He also levelled accusations of financial wrongdoing against Zelenskiy to which the comedian hit back: "I'm not at the prosecutor's office, I haven't done anything to find myself there, but maybe you'll have to meet with the prosecutor." Zelenskiy has put Poroshenko on the backfoot by running an unorthodox campaign that eschewed traditional rallies and relied on quirky social media videos and comedy gigs. The hour-long debate in the stadium, an unprecedented spectacle in Ukraine's modern history, came after Zelenskiy challenged Poroshenko to meet him there. "I think this is the first and last time it'll be this way in the history of such debates. For them to be in a stadium? Never again. The atmosphere is just super," said Anya, a 25-year-old Zelenskiy supporter from the Poltava region. "I loved it." -- © Copyright Reuters 2019-04-20
  10. I can only quote you. The "supply line" of weapons to Islamists is fed by corrupt Thai and security forces. And oil and drug cartels. That is your words. This was in response to me suggesting that weapons and support to Islam terrorists in the south were either sanctioned by Malaysia or supported by Saudi Arabia. Go back and look at your posts and then abuse me again. I have never reported anyone for the abuse I cop from the likes of you. But you always try to be offended. Please feel free to be offended again. It is not my intention. I am constantly offended by you trying to justify murder and mayhem by Islam terrorists. "Disenfranchised" is no reason to murder the non military government officials you mention. That is as I have stated, nurses, doctors, teachers and anyone else that can try try to educate Islamists. Try again.
  11. Peru ex-president leaves cadaver as sign of 'contempt' for his enemies - suicide note By Marco Aquino Friends and family carry the coffin with the remains of Peru's former President Alan Garcia, who killed himself this week, during the last of three days of national mourning declared by President Martin Vizcarra, in Lima, Peru April 19, 2019. REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian ex-president Alan Garcia wrote in an alleged suicide note read by family members at a wake on Friday that he had killed himself in order to avoid humiliation at the hands of his political enemies. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096084-peru-ex-president-leaves-cadaver-as-sign-of-contempt-for-his-enemies-suicide-note/
  12. Peru ex-president leaves cadaver as sign of 'contempt' for his enemies - suicide note By Marco Aquino Friends and family carry the coffin with the remains of Peru's former President Alan Garcia, who killed himself this week, during the last of three days of national mourning declared by President Martin Vizcarra, in Lima, Peru April 19, 2019. REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian ex-president Alan Garcia wrote in an alleged suicide note read by family members at a wake on Friday that he had killed himself in order to avoid humiliation at the hands of his political enemies. Garcia shot himself in the head earlier this week as police arrived at his door to arrest him in connection with alleged bribes from Brazilian builder Odebrecht, in the most dramatic turn yet in Latin America's largest graft scandal. Before his suicide, Garcia had repeatedly brushed off allegations of corruption as a political hit. One of Garcia´s daughters read the apparent suicide note at a wake held by his APRA political party, which twice helped usher Garcia to the presidency. Reuters was unable to independently verify the authenticity of the letter, nor the time at which it was written. "I will not be humiliated," read Luciana Garcia, citing a note left by her father before his suicide. "I have seen others paraded around in handcuffs, living a miserable existence, but Alan Garcia has no need to suffer these injustices." "For this reason, I leave to my children the dignity of my decisions; to my friends, my pride, and to my enemies, my cadaver as a sign of my contempt for them." The note underscores the deep political rift that continues to plague the Odebrecht investigation in Peru and elsewhere in Latin America. Peruvian prosecutors investigating the Brazilian builder said they had gathered sufficient evidence to hold Garcia in pre-trial detention while they prepared charges against him. Garcia maintained his innocence until the end, calling the probe politically motivated. "In this time of rumors and hatred, believed by the majority...I have seen how these procedures are used to humiliate and not to seek the truth," Garcia wrote in the letter read before thousands of his friends and allies at the wake. President Martin Vizcarra, whose administration has overseen the probe, had offered Garcia´s family a state funeral with honours, typical of that received by former presidents. The Garcia family declined Vizcarra´s offer, preferring instead a private event with the ex-president´s friends and allies. Garcia´s suicide is likely to drive a wedge between Vizcarra´s government and the right-leaning opposition in Peru´s Congress, many of whom were allied with the ex-president. -- © Copyright Reuters 2019-04-20
  13. I just have brandy with coke zero now, no beer and absolutely no cider , can drink, can't get drunk anymore, as to much at once can divert your body from sugar control. Good things, fish, chicken, egg white, mushrooms, peas, broccolli, lentils, Almond milk /Yoghurt, meiji yogurt 0 fat is quite low sugar. 90% coco dark choc. High fibre cereal (fiber moderates the sugar somewhat), some milk needs checking the label. Not so good, French Fries, potatoes, white rice, make them minor proportion of your meal. Orange/ fruit juice (unless drunk with a meal in moderation). Carbohydrate = sugar with a conversion. Dodgy, most chocolate, almost the whole confectionery and biscuit section. spray whipped cream, soft drinks that are not sugar free, some drinking yoghurt....
  14. White House says Trump spoke to Libyan commander Haftar on Monday By Steve Holland FILE PHOTO: Khalifa Haftar, the military commander who dominates eastern Libya, arrives to attend an international conference on Libya at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump spoke by phone earlier in the week and discussed "ongoing counterterrorism efforts" with Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, leader of a military assault on the capital Tripoli in opposition to the internationally recognised government. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096083-white-house-says-trump-spoke-to-libyan-commander-haftar-on-monday/
  15. English is an international language Thai is not.
  16. White House says Trump spoke to Libyan commander Haftar on Monday By Steve Holland FILE PHOTO: Khalifa Haftar, the military commander who dominates eastern Libya, arrives to attend an international conference on Libya at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump spoke by phone earlier in the week and discussed "ongoing counterterrorism efforts" with Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, leader of a military assault on the capital Tripoli in opposition to the internationally recognised government. In Libya on Friday, two children were killed by shelling in the southern Tripoli suburb of Qaser Ben Ghasher, residents said. Officials could not immediately reached for comment. A White House statement said that in the phone call on Monday, Trump "recognised Field Marshal Haftar’s significant role in fighting terrorism and securing Libya’s oil resources, and the two discussed a shared vision for Libya’s transition to a stable, democratic political system". It was unclear why the White House waited several days to announce the phone call. Europe and the Gulf have been divided over a push by Haftar's forces to seize Tripoli. Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said "a military solution is not what Libya needs." He said he supported Haftar's "role in counterterroism" and that Washington needed Haftar's "support in building democratic stability there in the region." Asked whether Trump contacted him before calling Haftar, Shanahan said the Pentagon and the White House "are well-aligned on Libya." At least seven people had been killed as of Tuesday, a day after Trump's call to Haftar. The current death toll is not known. At least 2,000 people protested on Tripoli's central Martyrs' Square on Friday against Haftar and his offensive. Some protesters criticized Trump's call to the commander. "The call has no meaning but we will respond to it," said Abdelrizaq Musheirib, a protester. Ahmed Mismari, spokesman for Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA), said Trump's call showed the pivotal role of the LNA in fighting terrorism, Sky News Arabia reported. CEASEFIRE CALL On Thursday, both the United States and Russia said they could not support a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Libya at this time. Also on Thursday, mortar bombs crashed down on a suburb of Tripoli, almost hitting a clinic, after two weeks of an offensive by Haftar's eastern troops on the capital. Russia objects to the British-drafted resolution blaming Haftar for the latest flare-up in violence when his LNA advanced to the outskirts of Tripoli earlier this month, diplomats said. The United States did not give a reason for its decision not to support the draft resolution, which would also call on countries with influence over the warring parties to ensure compliance and for unconditional humanitarian aid access in Libya. The country has been gripped by anarchy since Muammar Gaddafi was toppled in 2011. White House national security adviser John Bolton also spoke recently to Haftar. Jalel Harchaoui, research fellow at the Clingendael Institute international relations think-tank in The Hague, said the Trump phone call was tantamount to supporting Haftar's operation and thus creates "an environment where a military intervention by foreign states, like Egypt, is likelier". "One reason behind Trump’s phone call is that Haftar’s army has revealed itself less powerful than the Libyan strongman had claimed," Harchaoui said. Haftar was among officers who helped Gaddafi rise to power in 1969 but fell out with him during Libya's war with Chad in the 1980s. Haftar was taken prisoner by the Chadians and had to be rescued by the CIA after having worked from Chad to overthrow Gaddafi. He lived for around 20 years in the U.S. state of Virginia before returning home in 2011 to join other rebels in the uprising that ousted Gaddafi. -- © Copyright Reuters 2019-04-20
  17. I read it, explains a lot of stuff. Not saying I understood it all mind, but if you want to know where matter came from, it does help understand it.
  18. I'll pass thanks. Seems a lot of people think they know how life the universe and everything actually works- they know nothing, humans know nothing. False pride will be the downfall of mankind. The entire human race will be extinct before they actually learn the reality of life, the universe and everything.
  19. Democrats make legal bid for all Russia probe evidence, Trump poll numbers drop By Doina Chiacu and David Morgan FILE PHOTO: Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) speaks during a mark up hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 26, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Democrats on Friday took legal action to get hold of all of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's evidence from his inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, as the probe's findings hit President Donald Trump's poll ratings. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096082-democrats-make-legal-bid-for-all-russia-probe-evidence-trump-poll-numbers-drop/
  20. Democrats make legal bid for all Russia probe evidence, Trump poll numbers drop By Doina Chiacu and David Morgan FILE PHOTO: Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) speaks during a mark up hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 26, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Democrats on Friday took legal action to get hold of all of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's evidence from his inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, as the probe's findings hit President Donald Trump's poll ratings. (Link to Mueller report - https://graphics.reuters.com/USA-TRUMP-RUSSIA/010091HX27V/report.pdf) The number of Americans who approve of Trump dropped by 3 percentage points to the lowest level of the year following the release of a redacted version of Mueller's report on Thursday, according to a Reuters/Ipsos online opinion poll. Mueller did not establish that the Trump campaign coordinated with Russians but did find “multiple acts by the President that were capable of exerting undue influence over law enforcement investigations.” While Mueller ultimately decided not to charge Trump with a crime such as obstruction of justice, he also said that the investigation did not exonerate the president, either. U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat, issued a subpoena to the Justice Department to hand over the full Mueller report and other relevant evidence by May 1. "My committee needs and is entitled to the full version of the report and the underlying evidence consistent with past practice. The redactions appear to be significant. We have so far seen none of the actual evidence that the Special Counsel developed to make this case," Nadler said in a statement. The report provided extensive details on Trump's efforts to thwart Mueller's investigation, giving Democrats plenty of political ammunition against the Republican president but no consensus on how to use it. The document has blacked out sections to hide details about secret grand jury information, U.S. intelligence gathering and active criminal cases as well as potentially damaging information about peripheral players who were not charged. (Graphic - A closer look at Mueller report redactions: https://tmsnrt.rs/2VSx7HZ) Six top congressional Democrats led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer rejected Attorney General William Barr's offer to give them access to a less-redacted version of the report. In a letter to Barr, they repeated their demand the full report be given to Congress, but said they were open to "a reasonable accommodation." Democratic leaders have played down talk of impeachment of Trump just 18 months before the 2020 presidential election, even as some prominent members of the party's progressive wing, notably U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, promised to push the idea. U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren became the first major contender for the Democratic 2020 presidential nomination to call for the start of impeachment proceedings, saying on Twitter that "the severity of this misconduct" demands it. "To ignore a President’s repeated efforts to obstruct an investigation into his own disloyal behaviour would inflict great and lasting damage on this country," she said. 'CRAZY MUELLER REPORT' Trump, who has repeatedly called the Mueller probe a political witch hunt, lashed out again on Friday. "Statements are made about me by certain people in the Crazy Mueller Report...which are fabricated & totally untrue," Trump wrote on Twitter. He seemed to be referring to former White House counsel Don McGahn who was cited in the report as having annoyed Trump by taking notes of his conversations with the president. "Watch out for people that take so-called “notes,” when the notes never existed until needed." Trump wrote, "it was not necessary for me to respond to statements made in the “Report” about me, some of which are total bullshit & only given to make the other person look good (or me to look bad)." Phone conversations between the president and McGahn in June 2017 were a central part of Mueller's depiction of Trump as trying to derail the Russia inquiry. The report said Trump told McGahn to instruct the Justice Department to fire Mueller. McGahn did not carry out the order. In analysing whether Trump obstructed justice, Mueller revealed details about how the president tried to fire him and limit his investigation, kept details of a June 2016 meeting between senior campaign officials and a Russian under wraps, and possibly dangled a pardon to a former adviser. According to the Reuters/Ipsos poll of 1,005 adults conducted Thursday afternoon to Friday morning, 37 percent of people approve of Trump’s performance in office - down from 40 percent in a similar poll conducted on April 15 and matches the lowest level of the year. The poll has a credibility interval, a measure of precision, of 4 percentage points. Representative Doug Collins, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said the Democrats' subpoena "is wildly overbroad" and would jeopardize a grand jury's investigations. The Mueller inquiry laid bare what U.S. intelligence agencies have described as a Russian campaign of hacking and propaganda to sow discord in the United States, denigrate 2016 Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and boost Trump. Russia said on Friday that Mueller's report did not contain any evidence that Moscow had meddled. "We, as before, do not accept such allegations," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. Asked on Friday about Russian interference in 2016, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in Washington that "we will make very clear to them that this is not acceptable behaviour." Trump has tried to cultivate good relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and came under heavy criticism in Washington last year for saying after meeting Putin that he accepted his denial of election meddling, over the conclusions of U.S. intelligence agencies. Half a dozen former Trump aides, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, were charged by Mueller's office or convicted of crimes during his 22-month-long investigation. The Mueller inquiry spawned a number of other criminal probes by federal prosecutors in New York and elsewhere. OBSTRUCTION One reason it would be difficult to charge Trump is that the Justice Department has a decades-old policy that a sitting president should not be indicted, although the U.S. Constitution is silent on whether a president can face criminal prosecution in court. A paragraph in the report is at the heart of whether Mueller, a former FBI director, intended Congress to pursue further action against Trump. "The conclusion that Congress may apply the obstruction laws to the President's corrupt exercise of the powers of office accords with our constitutional system of checks and balances and the principle that no person is above the law," Mueller wrote. Republican Collins said Democrats had misconstrued that section of the report to suit their anti-Trump agenda. "There seems to be some confusion...This isn’t a matter of legal interpretation; it’s reading comprehension," Collins wrote on Twitter. "The report doesn’t say Congress should investigate obstruction now. It says Congress can make laws about obstruction under Article I powers," Collins said. Nadler told reporters on Thursday that Mueller probably wrote the report with the intent of providing Congress a road map for future action against the president, but the Democratic congressman said it was too early to talk about impeachment. But the House Oversight Committee's Democratic chairman, Elijah Cummings, said impeachment was not ruled out. "A lot of people keep asking about the question of impeachment ... We may very well come to that very soon, but right now let's make sure we understand what Mueller was doing, understand what Barr was doing, and see the report in an unredacted form and all of the underlying documents,” he told MSNBC. Short of attempting impeachment, Democratic lawmakers can use the details of Mueller's report to fuel other inquiries already underway by congressional committees. Only two U.S. presidents have been impeached: Bill Clinton on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice in 1998 and Andrew Johnson in 1868 after firing his secretary of war in the tumultuous aftermath of the American Civil War. Both were acquitted by the Senate and stayed in office. In 1974, a House committee approved articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon over the Watergate scandal but he resigned before the full House voted on impeachment. -- © Copyright Reuters 2019-04-20
  21. Likely the very reason trump is likely to stay in power until the 2020 elections
  22. I had heard Avicii’s dance mixes but (due to my age) never heard the name until I watched an impressive documentary about him a couple years ago and then I made the connection. According to the documentary he was a clean, cut young man that was thrown into stardom at such a young, innocent age. Definitely his manager took advantage of Avicii by booking all those concerts nonstop. Sad.
  23. No problem, just get some corporation to fund it in return for calling it after the corporation. No longer Notre Dame, but <insert corporation name> cathedral. sarcasm alert for the humour bereft.
  24. There is nothing new in this post and there will be nothing new in any post. The old regime rules and will always rule. Why is anyone surprised? Contrived Democracy is the term. It has never been different in Thailand. Not ever. Unlike US. A recent contrived event. But the same formula. Who ever would have thought that Thailand could teach US how to suck eggs.
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