Treason And Other High Crimes And Misdemeanors Demand Trump Be Impeached

“Only one side with one belief system was involved in a speeding car being rammed into a group of counter-protesters — an incident that left one woman dead and more than a dozen others injured. Only one group in Charlottesville on Saturday bases their entire “belief” system on the inferiority of other people because of their race or religion. Only one group on Saturday speaks admiringly of a murderous dictator who killed millions.
 
Trump knows this. He is not dumb. He is not unfamiliar with history. And the fact that he knows it and, therefore, knows what he’s doing with this faux attempt at moral relativism makes him all the more dangerous. Because it means he understands the power of grievance, the power of rewriting history — or the present — to fit into a contorted ideology that catalyzes hate into political power.”
 
See Donald Trump’s failure in Charlottesville wasn’t political — it was moral
I’ve known all along that Trump was not fit to be POTUS. He’s not a proper leader, not a deal-maker, not an organizer. He breaks things.

He has deliberately set out to break USA, his own country which, as commander in chief, he has sworn to defend against all enemies foreign and domestic. He has undermined alliances in Europe, Asia and the Middle East and promoted Putin and North Korea and Assad in Syria while promoting haters on the alt-right and worse at home. He has even attacked his own family by supporting groups who hate Jews. He has no moral compass and should be impeached forthwith.
 
Congress and Trump’s cabinet can both decide Trump is unfit and get rid of him. It’s a toss-up which will happen first. After that, USA should decide where “free speech” and treachery meet. It’s not legal to shout “Fire!” in a movie theatre in order to create chaos. It should not be legal to demean Jews, Negros, immigrants etc. by whatever means. Free speech is about democracy and good government. The other is about hurting people.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.

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39 Responses to Treason And Other High Crimes And Misdemeanors Demand Trump Be Impeached

  1. oiaohm says:

    Grece really hamdonger you must care because you have to post something. If you did not care at all your would ignore it. So you own actions prove your post is a lie so you are a fibber and that no surprise.

  2. Grece says:

    No one cares what you say HamDong.

  3. oiaohm says:

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/bradley-barton-found-not-guilty-in-death-of-cindy-gladue-1.3000901

    Ivan again bias bit of garbage. The police presumed damage was caused by knife. But was not in fact proved. If you have read the darwin awards on the number of stupid ways women have died in sex due to partner and their stupidity.

    By the way its prosecutor negligences causing this problem. Bradley Barton was changed with first-degree murder only. This is the wrong change this is why he got off. He should have been charged with first-degree murder and manslaughter.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manslaughter
    Yes it Canada law. She bleed out since he did not get her medical attention this is manslaughter not murder as this is criminal negligence not direct action to kill as murder 1 requires. The damage was not in what was classed as a intendedly lethal area. From the law point of view it could have been a cut on leg or arm law makes no difference for sex organs

    Ivan every country with the Manslaughter in the law you see people getting off because prosecutor is greedy and goes after murder 1 or murder 2 not putting manslaughter on charge list.

    By the way if you check Canada court records you will find there is a case of a white prostitute where the person should have been charged with Manslaughter but was also charged with only Murder 1 and also got off.

    Prosecutors under UK, Australia, USA, Canada law where this Murder/Manslaughter cases exists at times the prosecutor is allowed to put both chargers before the jury and have them decide.

    A lot of times criminals get off because prosecutors are not willing to give jury choice of charge when they really don’t strong enough evidence to be sure to get the higher charge. This leaves jury in very hard place they follow the letter of law they have to let criminals go. Or jury has to disobey letter of law and charge person with higher crime. Of course the higher chargers look good on the prosecutors long term record.

    Ivan if you look around you will find videos of people doing stupid things like cutting off underwear in sex play with a knife and all that takes is a moment of unpredictable action for that to go wrong. This is why the prosecutor was foolish to go after murder 1. A prostitute job is to play out sexual fantasy but there is no formal requirement for them to have training in proper risk assessment/management and act planing in Canada. Under the health and safety rules in Australia there are requirements for training for use of knife in sex acts.

    There is some need for regulation due to how dangerous being a prostitute can be.

  4. Ivan says:

    You’re way off Petey. The man was found not guilty of murder because pushing a knife into a prostitutes vagina is a consensual act. The only bias is yours.

  5. oiaohm says:

    Ivan really you need to go read the law yourself. Because what you did you bit of garbage.

    Ivan really USA, Australia…. you can all find examples of people charged with murder getting bail as well. So you prior post was you just being a bias bit of garbage.

    Interesting enough most people don’t look into back ground on prostitutes.
    http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php/article/the-dark-side-of-the-australian-sex-industry-

    Scary enough debt bondage is not only common in Australia it common in most places where prostitutes are. So prostitutes stealing form their clients is not exactly uncommon of leading to fights and deaths.

    Ivan so really you need to give you own head a beating for being stupid.

  6. Ivan says:

    Petey, you need to give your head a smack as your horizontal and vertical hold are out of whack.

  7. oiaohm says:

    Grece were is my sorry. You were wrong and you attacked me again. You raised the deformation act. You were the idiot in this case and you commonly the idiot who cannot read english.

    plug up with whiskers
    Is insanely clear what is was that it was clogged.

    Semantics it was not. Anyone who used the flexible disposables a lot who have used sharpen methods on them sooner or latter get bitten by the blade due to fragments of hair and skin causing problems. Why whiskers get behind the blade and prevent it from moving correct. Even the straight blade disposables can have issues with movement jammed even if you keep the blade edge clean. Jammed and sharp disposable razor is more dangerous than a blunt and jammed disposable razor.

    The maintenance process I list for disposable is recommended by some disposable blade makers.

    Also grece I and Robert did not say “hair follicles” this is you being unable to read again and don’t understand basic biology.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hair_follicle

    You, Robert, was talking about clogged hair follicles
    Hair follicles is under the skin and this will be pull the hair out. The word whiskers you need to look that up it only refers to hair part not the follicle.

    Please note I said skin fragments every day we shed so much skin. What is one of the major glues sticking hair inside disposable razors is skin fragments broken down. When you understand how disposable razors stuff up they come really nasty to reuse.

    There are a lot people who find the youtubes about sharpening disposable razors they don’t find the soak them or complete correct process and end up hurt. What is most annoying is most of the videos on youtube only have 1 part of the correct process to take care of disposable razors that you use blade more than once. Soaking and sharpen are part of the correct process even recommend by some of the manufactures of these disposables. Yes in some cases it would have paid if people had read the instruction guide that some of the disposable razor makers supply.

    If you are only going to-do one process on a disposable razor the most safe one is soak to clean not sharpen. Also never recommend sharpen disposable without given proper cleaning process it only gets people hurt.

  8. Ivan says:

    Hey did you know it’s alright to stab prostitutes in Canada as long as they aren’t white? It really sounds like a great place to live.

  9. Grece says:

    Semantics aside Robert, you are still a hypocrite.

  10. Grece wrote, “You, Robert, was talking about clogged hair follicles, Fifi was thinking you meant clogged razors.”

    Nope. I was writing about the space between blades being plugged with whiskers, reducing the ability to shave. There’s no good way to clean those disposables. A double-edged blade can be removed and rinsed and it’s good to go again.

    Grece, you are an idiot, unable to comprehend plain text. Go read some books and become literate.

  11. Grece says:

    You’re both idiots!

    You, Robert, was talking about clogged hair follicles, Fifi was thinking you meant clogged razors.

  12. Grece wrote, ” I hate the disposable razors people sell/buy because they plug up with whiskers
     
    No where did he use the word “clogged”, nor was here inferring this dingbat.”

    That is inconsistent.

    “Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 (moby-thesaurus)
    22 Moby Thesaurus words for “plugged”:
    blocked, bound, choked, choked up, clogged, clogged up, congested, constipated, costive, foul, fouled, full, infarcted, jammed, obstipated, obstructed, packed, plugged up, stopped, stopped up, stuffed, stuffed up”

  13. Grece says:

    roberts post he was not talking about blunt blades but clogged up ones.

    LOL…HamDong, are you really that stupid? Well, ahem, yes you are. Lets revisit what Robert stated, shall we?

    I hate the disposable razors people sell/buy because they plug up with whiskers

    No where did he use the word “clogged”, nor was here inferring this dingbat. You and ONLY you did so, reinforcing once again, that you gay Drongo.

  14. oiaohm says:

    Grece really you have to insult me but you miss read roberts post he was not talking about blunt blades but clogged up ones. Different problem. Sharpening a clogged up disposable equals more cuts. Having to soak a disposable makes a disposable not that practical for travel. The old school safety is lot more practical in many cases.

    Grece now that you have been caught out making a mistake as the true Hamdonger you are you now attempt to insult me. Also you attempt to link to something that is not related.

    That’s often true. I really am tempted to buy a case of razor-blades for ~$30 instead of paying $1/blade locally. I’m thinking to keep a ten-year supply from the case and give the rest away to “blade men”.
    Above is what Robert said

    Robert, do you keep a ten-year supply of TP? Oh wait, you don’t even user TP!
    This is Hamdonger Grece response. Could not be more clear that is 10 year supply of razer blades.

    http://www.electrogent.com/2012/10/cost-analysis-double-edge-vs-cartridge-razors/

    Please note that cost compare is without sharpening the blades. So sharping the old double edge safety razor blades can bring you down to 30 dollars in blades for 10 years.

    http://www.gilletteadjustable.com/ for those that don’t know an “ancient Gillette adjustable razor” is one of the best safety razors ever made there are some quite good copies of them on the market these days with some improvements like the Rockwell Safety Razor.

  15. Grece says:

    HamDong. No one here cares what you have to say. Go take a up something more useful in life, say, kangaroo boxing.

  16. Grece says:

    I’m thinking to keep a ten-year supply

    Robert, do you keep a ten-year supply of TP? Oh wait, you don’t even user TP!

    http://mrpogson.com/2016/08/04/m-uses-gnulinux-why-not-you/#comment-348436

  17. oiaohm says:

    Robert, you can make them last a few months, just sharpen them on a piece of canvas cloth, say like from an old pair of jeans.
    Grece depends on the disposable and what is going wrong. That will work with a safety razor blade every single time to restore edge. Some of the disposable blade are truly crap metal they only hold any sharpness while the edge tempering remains. So pair of jeans method will give some of the really crap ones like 8 more uses so not a month or two but still way more than were they would have failed to have edge without sharping but due to the limited amount of tempered edge some disposable razors have you do have to be careful sharping particularly if the blade does not need it.

    Its 20 times on jeans to be equal to 15 times on a proper leather sharping strap I could not find the video with that compare but it out there the following has under microscope of what the jeans do the blade.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-4bhVpfxJM
    But like here best result are if you make the jeans/Denim material properly flat. So cut a strap out of jeans or buy a bit of the material Denim flat from haberdashery shop. Yes 20 passes on denim has removed quite a bit of metal.

    Also not all disposable fail due to blunt blades some end up cutting you due to hair/skin fragments getting stuck inside and jamming up movement due to poor design/poor cleaning.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1871JUkDNfw
    Yes soaking in a soap can help that.

    I hate the disposable razors people sell/buy because they plug up with whiskers on every shave and I can’t use them more than a time or two, so I need a bunch every month.
    Grece lets read what Robert typed. Is this talking about a blunt blade the answer is no. This is hair fragments getting stuck inside stuffing up the function of the disposable razors.
    Following this process with the disposable and they will function for longer.
    0) shave
    1) wash out.
    2) So don’t try to sharpen just restore edge 2-10 strokes(depend on how hard you hair is on blade this is a factor of how hard your hair is and hope good/crap the metal of blade is) on flat denim material to hopefully free some of the hair/stuck fragments up in the process.
    3) wash out again to remove what the two strokes on the denim knocked loss.
    4) soak blade in soap between usage to free up the most fragments.
    5) give a rinse before using.
    6) return to 0

    Notice instead of 20 to 15 passes to sharpen from blunt this is doing 2 per shave to maintain edge so every 10 shaves cut a new edge basically and that can be suitable for some people and the disposable they use. Of course 2 might be light depends on how hard your hair and poor the blade material is 10 passes per shave to restore edge from usage could be required. You are only wanting to restore edge not cut away any more for best life. It is important to remember if you have changed model disposable number of denim passes can change for max functional lifespan.

    Or give up and use a old school safety razer design that is a lot simpler to clean due to being able to take the flat blade out and clean both side blade and mechanics properly. The reality is using a disposal creates more work if you want to make them last. Of course sharpening old school safety razer on denim can be a good thing interesting thing is the old school safety razer has a standard for blade tensile strength so the only factor is how hard you hair is so change brands of blades in a safety razer and your maintenance sharpen process stays the same.

  18. Grece says:

    I hate the disposable razors….I can’t use them more than a time or two

    Robert, you can make them last a few months, just sharpen them on a piece of canvas cloth, say like from an old pair of jeans.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3Kxiom83Js

  19. oiaohm wrote, “The reality is people say buy local but when the items you are buying are not produced local all you are doing is paying a markup that will make you uncompetitive.”

    That’s often true. I really am tempted to buy a case of razor-blades for ~$30 instead of paying $1/blade locally. I’m thinking to keep a ten-year supply from the case and give the rest away to “blade men”. The particular blades I use are the old-fashioned double-edged things. I also use an ancient Gillette adjustable razor. They don’t make them any longer but you can adjust the angle of the blade a touch so that you don’t skin yourself when new and you can still cut through a beard even when they’ve been used a bit. The blades are rarely available locally, but China makes millions of them. I hate the disposable razors people sell/buy because they plug up with whiskers on every shave and I can’t use them more than a time or two, so I need a bunch every month. I can use a single double-edged blade for a month or longer… Sometimes older technology just works better.

  20. oiaohm says:

    Btw, you fail to explain how buying cheap imported crap will help local economy and drive local jobs.
    This is the problem. One of the examples I had recently I need some diamond core bits for a item I would be producing. 33 dollars for 1 from local but the local is owned by a overseas national and 15 dollars for a set of 20 of the same thing from china. When I say same thing same brand from the same factory.

    The reality is people say buy local but when the items you are buying are not produced local all you are doing is paying a markup that will make you uncompetitive.

    Focus on buy local is kind of wrong. We need more focus on produced locally to reduce shipping and other costs. By the way buying those core bits directly results in less shipping so is environmentally sound.

  21. Michael Rudas says:

    Actually, Trump was impeachable as soon as he took the oath of office; he has been in violation of the emoluments clause from day one—the evidence is clear and overwhelming.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Title_of_Nobility_Clause

  22. Kurkosdr wrote, “only some people in your country will find jobs and contribute to the pension system.”

    Hmmm… I don’t know all young people but all of my children and all of their cousins are gainfully employed or raising a mess of their own children. Life is good.

    Meanwhile I can confirm that I’ve actually grown some grain this year. That’s my uncle’s criterion for gainful employment. I bought 4 samples of millet, wheat, oats and barley. All did well except for weeds and an unfortunate encounter between the new rototiller and the millet. Also, the first lawn seed I planted has emerged despite a lot of hot sunny days. Life is really good.

  23. Kurkosdr says:

    I buy lots of goods locally: seed, clothing, hardware, groceries, gardening material etc.

    “Lots” aka some of them won’t cut it, because only some people in your country will find jobs and contribute to the pension system.

  24. Deaf Spy wrote, “you fail to explain how buying cheap imported crap will help local economy and drive local jobs”.

    I buy lots of goods locally: seed, clothing, hardware, groceries, gardening material etc. While I personally spend most of my annuity online, TLW spends the bulk of hers locally. As a family we do plenty to support local businesses and trades people. Even the online shopping provides work for delivery people. Canada Post loves me. I love them.

  25. Kevin Sorbo wrote, “there’s a legal framework and judicial system to work within they can’t willy-nilly this, and they have to establish that these misdemeanors are grounds for impeachment”.

    Congress is a separate branch of government. They alone decide what’s an impeachable offence. The courts will not get involved. It’s not a legal matter. It’s a legislative matter.

    See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeachment_in_the_United_States

    “The House of Representatives has the sole power of impeaching, while the United States Senate has the sole power to try all impeachments. The removal of impeached officials is automatic upon conviction in the Senate. In Nixon v. United States (1993), the Supreme Court determined that the federal judiciary cannot review such proceedings.”

    The 25th Amendment is perhaps more relevant. They just decide he can’t do the job and push him out.

    Trump’s irrational behaviour is sufficient grounds for dismissal.

  26. Kevin Sorbo says:

    I can’t but Congress can. They define what’s a misdemeanour in this case and they can either find one big crime he’s committed or a lot of little ones.

    They don’t define anything, they simply draft the charges they want Trump impeached on, presented to the house of representatives, and begin hearings. “Misdemeanor” is already well defined in American Law as “a minor, unindictable offence”. Then its up to the senate to decide weather those unindictable offenses warrant impeachment while trying not to set too awful a legal precedent.

    He can theoretically be impeached for jaywalking or failing to pay a parking ticket, but that’s a phenomenally awful precedent. He can be impeached on libel and slander, Gods know he’s done both, but that’s also an awful precedent — nearly all politicians commit libel and slander, Obama’s diatribe on Putin for instance, is quite slanderous.

    there’s a legal framework and judicial system to work within they can’t willy-nilly this, and they have to establish that these misdemeanors are grounds for impeachment. Nothing you’ve listen, for example, is an actual crime, never mind a misdemeanor.

    It’s their choice. I’d go for the lot of little crimes like disrespecting women

    Not actually a crime.

    politicians,

    Neither is this.

    immigrants, Mexicans, Muslims,

    Nor are any of these.

    divulging to the Russians classified info without even a review of it by experts.

    This is supposition, what he told the Russian delegation has not yet been divulged, furthermore it isn’t a crime — POTUS has the absolute legal authority to classify and declassify information on a whim to facilitate diplomacy, when say, speaking with foreign dignitaries such as a foreign minister (such as Sergey Lavrov, the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation).

    I stress again absolute legal authority.

    He could have handed them a nicely worded memo with the relevant information and kept hidden stuff that should not have been given to them.

    He could have, or he could have used his presidential powers to give them whatever he wanted to give them. We don’t know what the nature of the information is, nor do we actually know that it was classified (neither matters, legally he can divulge what he pleases).

    One doesn’t allow an unstable individual to fly a plane or a passenger liner just because their licence has not been revoked.

    Then there’s the simple counter-point that if said individual was unstable and dangerous to the point of posing a danger, their pilot license would have been revoked. If the pilot license has not been revoked, then they are deemed capable of flying, such is the purpose of a pilot’s license.

    Impeachment can be precautionary, getting rid of him before he does some real damage.

    No, it actually can’t. This spits in the face of the entire judicial system as well as the founding principles of the republic. You cannot punish a man for a crime he was not committed.

    Congress has to first demonstrate, then make the case, then vote on whether or not the charges are sufficient grounds for impeachment. Consider what misdemeanor means within the context of American law “a nonindictable offense”, which granted lowers the bar considerably. You can technically impeach for jaywalking (it is indeed a misdemeanor) but it’s never going to stick.

    Again, the Russia angle is the best chance they had to impeach, but not on the grounds people think — it isn’t treason, as the US has not formally declared war on the Russian Federation*, this is a requirement strictly defined by the constitution (Article 3, Section 3) **– Collusion may be a somewhat viable route, except that the VIPS reports would have to be considered, and those reports rule out a remote hack by Russia or anyone else as physically impossible, so all they have to go on is RT’s election coverage which differed from CNN and BBC’s coverage only in which candidate it slanted toward. Not only would it be difficult to indict on, it would open up anyone pursuing to to prosecution — promulgating false stories as fact for the purpose of undermining the the office of the president is pretty serious***.

    * = because the US and RF are formally at peace, a treason hearing naming Russia an enemy would be tantamount to a formal declaration of war on the Russian Federation. This would be very, very bad, and far more inept that anything you’re accused Trump of.
    ** = This is why the Rosenbergs were tried for espionage, not treason.
    *** = attempting to overthrow the presidency may qualify as actual treason.

  27. Deaf Spy says:

    In my experience some items are 2-300% more expensive purchased locally.

    We already know well it is only about skimping, Robert.

    A $ saved on the price paid for something is a $ earned, tax-free.

    Not really, Robert, not really. Economics theory speaks otherwise. Saving money is basically the nemesis to growing economy.

    Btw, you fail to explain how buying cheap imported crap will help local economy and drive local jobs.

  28. oiaohm says:

    I am talking now and past moron. Debian does break backwards compatibility. If it did not, it would of course introduce a lot of security issues. Old libraries lead to a dependency hell.

    Grece the hamdonger I could not expect any different.

    http://snapshot.debian.org/
    or for providing a specific environment that a particular application may require to run.
    This is mentioned for a reason. Debain the manual recommend way for backwards compatibility is chroot and use snapshot.debian.org. Of course running old applications does come at a security risk.

    So yes debian breaks backward compatibility with general updates but then provides a system for backwards compatibility if you really need it. In fact system that you can roll back to possible to the second.

    http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/2017/debconf17/debian-meets-ostree-and-flatpak-a-case-s.vp8.webm
    This is a presentation by EndlessOS.

    EndlessOS is a joke.
    Really. EndlessOS is a prototype off Debian. EndlessOS core binaries are from debian.

    So its not that debian has not provided a backwards compatibility system. Debian backwards compadiblity system has been a total pain to use and bringing security risks.

    Now if debian snapshot system can be intergrated with the sandboxing technology flatpak things get very interesting. Why because old application using old libraries have actions limited by the sandbox.

    So debian has more complete backward compatibility system than Windows. But it has all the same security faults as the Windows one at this stage.

    Debian backport repository has been trouble. There is now talk about reducing number of applications in backports and instead providing flatpaks.

    Old libraries lead to a dependency hell.
    This does not apply in a docker, flatpak or a chroot solution.

    So we are getting more solutions that provide working backwards compatibility. Both docker and flatpak allow wrapping the old application in a sandbox to attempt to mitigate the security risk of the old libraries.

    So really it interesting when you look at how Debian has done backwards compatibility. The idea of splitting old from new is does make sandboxing old applications with known issues more practical.

  29. Kurkosdr wrote, “If baby boomers had to buy stuff produced locally, they would have to pay *gasp* 10% more and young people without university degrees would find jobs! Baby boomers don’t want to hear that (and neither do the corporate sponsors)”.

    Would that it were only 10%. In my experience some items are 2-300% more expensive purchased locally. Others are not. It really depends on the cost of freight and the FOB cost. It really depends on volume and unit cost. Apples, for instance are much cheaper grown in my yard than imported from China. No freight, you see. Tractors are another matter. The Chinese price is so low, freight is just a small tax.

    I love to see youngsters gainfully employed rather than being involved in silly things. I teach them how to manage money, save, invest and shop wisely. A $ saved on the price paid for something is a $ earned, tax-free.

  30. kurkosdr says:

    He reads CNN like the gospel

    Because CNN is pandering to the baby boomer audience, so it’s a comforting read for them. Younger people have a much wider variety of news sources (and treat every single one with a pinch of salt).

    Which is why CNN freaked out at the very idea of doing something to limit China imports (of stuff made with slave labor, in factories without any worker or environmental standards). If baby boomers had to buy stuff produced locally, they would have to pay *gasp* 10% more and young people without university degrees would find jobs! Baby boomers don’t want to hear that (and neither do the corporate sponsors)

    Better keep that 10% discount. After all, the pension gets delivered to the account every month. Still.

  31. kurkosdr says:

    he buys from China leaving his countrymen out in the cold.

    Typical baby-boomer: “As long as muh pension is being delivered to my bank account every month, I don’t care about anything else.”

    God, I hate baby-boomers. It will be fun if their pension funds go bankrupt or if the government has to inflate the currency a lot (for example, in order to inject cash to their own failing state pension funds), to the point their pension deals become worthless.

    One thing is for certain, their love for outsourcing everything to China has resulted in record high unemployment in North America and Europe, which means less young people putting money into the pension system, to the point the whole thing is unsustainable. And then there are all those young people who work low-end jobs and contribute peanuts to the pension system, those low-end jobs not done by undocumented illegal immigrants anyway. So, what I said in the paragraph above is not such a far-fetched scenario.

  32. Grece says:

    I am talking now and past moron. Debian does break backwards compatibility. If it did not, it would of course introduce a lot of security issues. Old libraries lead to a dependency hell.

    EndlessOS is a joke.

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  33. oiaohm says:

    Grece
    http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/2017/debconf17/a-debian-maintainer-s-guide-to-flatpak.vp8.webm
    He breaks things by demanding Linux, which has no backward compatibility.
    You better start being careful. This claim is never been 100 percent true and the work on flatpak is making it more and more not true.
    Endless OS is a very interesting model.

  34. Grece says:

    Hmmmmmmm..

    I’ve known all along that Pogson was not fit to be computer teacher. He’s not a proper leader, not a deal-maker, not an organizer. He breaks things by demanding Linux, which has no backward compatibility. He cannot even order supplies locally, he buys from China leaving his countrymen out in the cold. His notions of IT are silly and his political prowess is lacking. He reads CNN like the gospel and disdains monopolies but prefers centralized government.

    HYPOCRITE.

  35. Kevin Sorbo wrote, “I understand that you can’t impeach POTUS just because you don;t like what he’s doing”.

    I can’t but Congress can. They define what’s a misdemeanour in this case and they can either find one big crime he’s committed or a lot of little ones. It’s their choice. I’d go for the lot of little crimes like disrespecting women, politicians, immigrants, Mexicans, Muslims, … It’s a very long list but certainly no organization would want a leader with such baggage. Big things could be divulging to the Russians classified info without even a review of it by experts. He could have handed them a nicely worded memo with the relevant information and kept hidden stuff that should not have been given to them. I think there’s also a definite indication that Trump is unstable and therefor dangerous. One doesn’t allow an unstable individual to fly a plane or a passenger liner just because their licence has not been revoked. Impeachment can be precautionary, getting rid of him before he does some real damage.

  36. Kurkosdr wrote, “You can’t impeach Trump for what he has done because he hasn’t done anything noteworthy”.

    Well, then, it’s misdemeanours or incompetence. It’s all good. The world could quickly become a better place. I think the cabinet should declare him incompetent, issue some memos and go to dinner. Pence could draft a new plan in a day or two and anything would be better than Trump. Congress might be so relieved they would squirt out bills like a photocopier.

  37. Kurkosdr says:

    Sorry to break this to you, Robert, but Trump will not be impeached.

    You can’t impeach Trump for what he has done because he hasn’t done anything noteworthy, because he can’t get any of his plans past the RINOs and TradCons in the Congress.

  38. Kevin Sorbo says:

    He has undermined alliances in Europe

    You mean by declaring a trade war against the EU via giving in to pressure from the Democrats to prove he isn’t a Russian agent and impose sanctions on companies profiting from or working on projects involving Russia’s pipeline infrastructure (where the EU gets nearly half its energy?)

    Do you mean via the NATO shenanigans, despite continuing the largest military buildup on Russia’s doorstep since Operation Barbarossa — a policy he inherited from Obama.

    Or are we still shrieking about the non-binding Paris accords?

    Asia

    Is this about TPP, or about the DPRK which would have continued with its nuclear program regardless of who became POTUS simply because it’s a direct response to longstanding American foreign policy in Asia-Pacific?

    You understand that RoK floats the idea of developing its own nuclear program every time it wants to extract concessions from the United States (in this case, the suggested that it would have to finance the THAAD deployment itself), Japan does the same about re-militarizing.

    Or do you mean the SCS debacle, which is something Beijing has been signaling Washington about for nearly 30 years (and recall, it was Vietnam who began building bases on artificial islands).

    and the Middle East

    Is this about Qatar? That was a touchy topic to begin with, as it turns out that the “leaks” were manufactured by GCC countries. It was a lose-lose situation.

    Maybe you mean the deteriorating relations with Turkey, which has been ongoing for some time?

    and promoted Putin

    It’s less promotion, and more not taking an openly beligerent stance against him. The Russian Federation is not a country you want to make an enemy out of.

    and North Korea

    See above paragraph, and how precisely has he been promoting the DPRK? “Hell and Fury” isn’t exactly a promotion.

    ” and Assad in Syria”

    Again, not promoting, just realizing the lunacy of forcing regime change, same as Macron did, for a variety of reasons:
    1) it’s counter-productive vis-a-vis the stated goal of defeating ISIL and Al Qaeda.
    2) Obama’s policy of arming terrorists was very much ill-conceived.
    3) it makes a shooting war with Russia all but inevitable.

    Curious pattern from the American democrats and their foreign supporters is constant implication that starting a nuclear war with DPRK poses graver consequences to America than starting a nuclear war with Russia (which has a considerably larger and far more advanced arsenal). The implication is that THAAD and AEGIS can neutralize hypersonic and MERV’ed Russian missiles, but not the Hwasong-14 which lacks a re-entry vehicle capable of actually hitting targets beyond Guam (they can reach the east coast, but with no semblance of accuracy).

    What he arguably got wrong in Syria is the deployment of so many bases in the Kurdish regions, the plans to carve up Syria legitimizes the creation of independent republics in South Ossetia, Transdnistria and Nagornyy-Karabagh (which are already legitimized by the Kosovo precedent, but I digress).

    while promoting haters on the alt-right and worse at home

    Richard Spencer claiming that Trump and the Alt-Right share a “psychic connection” is a far cry from Trump himself making the claim or promoting Richard Spencer.

    He has even attacked his own family by supporting groups who hate Jews

    He condemned all sides involved in Charlotteville, and he’s ostensibly the most pro-Israel POTUS in some time. It’s also complicated because of the legal precedent set by the ruling in the 1977 National Socialist Party of America v. Village of Skokie case. There is legal precedent that enshrines hate speech as protected speech, and allows Nazis the right to demonstrate in public on the grounds of free speech, the principle of avaoidibility and the distinction between voicing abhorrent opinions and incitement to violence.

    There’s considerable legal overhead involved in the process of overturning legal precedents. It’s an awful precedent, and one that should have never been set in the first place, but it needs to be contested and undone before any action can be taken against people for expressing what is protected by law as an extension of their constitutional rights.

    He has no moral compass and should be impeached forthwith.

    None of these are grounds for impeachment, and impeachment is not an issue that hinges on morality, but rather one that hinges on legality.

    It’s not legal to shout “Fire!” in a movie theatre in order to create chaos. It should not be legal to demean Jews, Negros, immigrants etc. by whatever means. Free speech is about democracy and good government. The other is about hurting people

    From a legal standpoint this is an absurd comparison. They aren’t the same. Verbal acts (shouting fire in a crowded theater) is expressly not protected speech, whereas hate speech is expressly protected speech. Again, you can’t just go willy nilly on this, you have to challenge and overturn the precedent-setting decisions, and roll back any decision using them as a foundation.

    I do understand why you don’t understand this, though. In Canada, hate speech is expressly not protected speech, though it’s very difficult to indict on — remember Ernst Zundel? He was ultimately nabbed on false news laws, the trial made him a household name, he was let go, used his fame to become a neo-nazi icon n Europe, and was finally nabbed and detained by means of Canada’s version of the Patriot Act, Ottawa looking increasingly stupid at every step of the saga.

    POTUS should be able to say “Hate Speech is wrong and those doing it should be persecuted”, but that also sets awful legal precedents and arguably spits in the face of federalism (which as a Canadian, is something you should understand).

    Free speech is about democracy and good government.

    No, it isn’t. It’s about free speech, which is useless unless it also applies to ideas we disagree with, or at least this is the idea the American implementation of free speech —
    the so-called “free marketplace of ideas” — is based on, the distinction you make is the isdea upon which the Canadian analogue, “free expression” is based on.

    I don’t like Trump. I don’t think he’s particularly well suited for the position, but I understand that you can’t impeach POTUS just because you don;t like what he’s doing,. Impeachment is a well-defined legal construct, there are legal requirements for invoking it, this is why there’s so much focus on the Russia story, because it’s the only point against him that has a chance of possibly meeting those requirements.

    Except that VIPS (Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity) has uncovered forsensic evidence not only challenging the claims put forth by the intelligence community (recall that what was “the certainly of all 14” became “the moderate confidence of 3” and “hand-picked” was revealed to mean “not vetted by internal peer review”)that the DNC scandal was an internal leak, rather than a remote hack, so that complicated matters considerably.

    Perhaps the most hilarious revelation out of WIPS is that the so-called Guccifer 2.0 documents have been revealed to be copied locally — meaning whoever did it had physical access to the DNC’s systems.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-08-10/why-some-u-s-ex-spies-don-t-buy-the-russia-story

    https://www.thenation.com/article/a-new-report-raises-big-questions-about-last-years-dnc-hack/

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2017/08/15/the-nation-is-reviewing-a-story-casting-doubt-on-russian-hack-of-dnc/?utm_term=.229dcf376ad5

    You don’t do your argument any favours by ignoring legal frameworks, resorting to gratuitously nonsensical hyperbole, redefining terms, or accepting and promoting what are little more than conspiracy theories without a shred of tangible evidence simply because it serves your agenda.

  39. Deaf Spy says:

    Sorry to break this to you, Robert, but Trump will not be impeached. Not until the “Resistance” is lead by people like Linda Sarsour.

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