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Veterans' Day and Memorial Day are getting to be the hardest days to get through online. The Left and Right alike go wild telling us how the warfare state protects our freedoms and we ought to be grateful. I've already blown up at one person. Maybe I should just stay off all discussion forums (except this one :) for the rest of the day.

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Cops record being given criminal orders and resign rather than carry them out. Kudos to them for having a spine.

reason.com/2019/11/06/a-tennes

A review of some high crimes and misdemeanors by past presidents. libertyunbound.com/node/2067

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Police and FBI are investigating flyers in Hartford, CT, and a university president has threatened legal action. As far as I can tell from the news story, the flyers contain no threats or illegal content. The story doesn't say what charges the cops are planning to fabricate.
courant.com/breaking-news/hc-b

If you say on your profile that you're a Nazi or white supremacist and don't make it very obvious it's a joke, I will block you.

Now I'm thinking of writing a filk called "We Will Block You" about Internet trolls.

When people say "I don't mind if the government spies on me, I have nothing to hide," they're committing to never saying anything that could put them at risk. From the government's standpoint, that's even better than arresting dissidents.

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@gmcgath The Constitution allows the Senate to bar a removed person from holding any or all federal offices.

If Congress impeaches and removes Trump, the Republicans could still nominate him in 2020. He's got enough control over the party, and opposition is fragmented enough, that he might be able to make it happen.

New Hampshire has discussed moving to Atlantic Time to get rid of this Daylight Saving Time nonsense. Cats would agree.
buzzfeed.com/chelseamarshall/c

59% of New Hampshire Republicans like Tulsi Gabbard. I'm sure that's almost entirely because Hillary Clinton hates her.
reason.com/2019/10/30/tulsi-ga

Lies, damned lies, and damned statistics about damned lies. A Web search on the topic reveals that the average person lies 100 times a day. Also that Trump lies 15 times a day. So Trump must be much more honest than the average person.

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I've received mail polls from the Republicans & Democrats. On the Republican poll I was able to check off some answers and send them in. On the Democratic poll I had to leave nearly all the choices they offered blank. In the end it wasn't worth sending in.

For example, when asked what I found objectionable about Trump, the only items I could check off were two about his personal style. Nothing about abusing the power of the office, threatening censorship, or imposing damaging tariffs.

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