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  1. NewfoundlandFreeFrog

    TGBDS: Epic Randomness

    Came in 2nd in voting for Commodore of the marina. Now I have to go back to my plain but simple pre-political life. 😥
  2. NewfoundlandFreeFrog

    God save us....

    I can't at this remove now either, but I really do remember it.
  3. NewfoundlandFreeFrog

    God save us....

    Scarcely bears mentioning, but just for the record Finland's pres says he never discussed forest fire prevention with Trump nor does Finland rake it's forest floors. Not that the truth really matters to some these days.
  4. NewfoundlandFreeFrog

    TGBDS: Epic Randomness

    I think that Jonestown was a good example of just how strong the instinct (???) to give one's self up to a Leader who says he can fix everything if you just give up all critical thought is for humans.
  5. NewfoundlandFreeFrog

    God save us....

    I classify the relationship as parasitic, personally.
  6. NewfoundlandFreeFrog

    God save us....

    The press was nearly the only group questioning the Iraq invasion to protect us from further 9/11s. They are certainly questioning Yemen often enough. Other examples, however, can be made to support your POV. I especially remember the NYTimes publishing a cartoon about Pineapple Face just before we invaded Panama. That was pretty sick in context and pure propaganda.
  7. NewfoundlandFreeFrog

    God save us....

    I don't think they used the doctored .gif. I suspect the fact they had presented doctored evidence publicly to show the public "why" they acted as they did is one reason they didn't go that way in court. Among other things presenting their .gif would have amounted to yet another felony for lying under oath for this admin (presenting doctored evidence is perjury). No lawyer would file such evidence with a judge...well no lawyer who wished to avoid disbarment and probable jail time anyway.
  8. NewfoundlandFreeFrog

    God save us....

    A judge can only work with the case each side presents. The case the admin presented was clearly flawed in terms of being able to stand. It was essentially "I can if I wanna'!" They could have made a case along the lines you're making, but did not. Whether that was a well reasoned out approach given all the actual facts as we know them or not I sure have no idea--but it doesn't seem so given the publicly available info. But there it is. A judge simply cannot consider something which is not given in evidence. Well if they are going to act as a judge, that is. added... Re. your last sentence which I missed before: Ex post facto due process is generally frowned upon legally. As well it should be. It's basically a variant of double jeopardy.
  9. NewfoundlandFreeFrog

    God save us....

    The judge is a recent Trump appointee. First, the case the Trump lawyer put forward resembles your arguments in no way. The basic argument made was Trump--or someone since the lawyer refused to state even who made the decision--can do anything he/they want here any time he/they want. The judge disagreed. Correctly so in my opinion, at least. Second, the judge ruled that there was no due process and that A had suffered harm as a result. Note the language is almost exactly the very same we heard for Kavanagh. Certainly conservatives/republicans argued that due process and irreparable harm were absolutely basic to K. My guess is that this is not an accident on the part of the judge. There are also scores of equally qualified judges who could have replaced K. Why the change now? I don't understand. On the whole, this entire incident doesn't seem like anything anyone should make a federal case out of. But the admin made no other route possible.
  10. NewfoundlandFreeFrog

    TGBDS: Epic Randomness

    Stay hard Roy Clarke.
  11. NewfoundlandFreeFrog

    TGBDS: Epic Randomness

    Went out to Cape Spear. The anemometer there was reading 122 kph (76mph) gusts when I tried to take some pics. Had to walk by duckwalking with my butt less than a foot off the ground. Most didn't turn out as I couldn't find my best weatherproof lens for my weatherproof DSLR and was using a non-weather sealed Sigma 17-50 that I really don't like and that was really failing--esp. w/ focus--under the conditions (and I found that manual focus in a full gale and 32F is not easy either). But the view was incredible. Huge swaths of the ocean were literally being ripped off the surface sometimes right over the lighthouse 100 meters up and sun turned the spray into color swatches of literally rainbow colors being ripped across the water. They don't come out as well as I'd like, but you can see them. This first was from a little semi-protected bay next to Cape Spear so the wind is out at the point not on me directly so much... Rest are out in the full weather...
  12. NewfoundlandFreeFrog

    TGBDS: Epic Randomness

    That's material from our new 100 million dollar science building that is nearing completion. Well at least WAS nearing it. A lot of roofing materials from 6 stories up on the top of it also are blowing around there. My son called from the top of Signal Hill and said their ambulance is nearly flipping in the wind up there--which of course is why they were up there I suppose.
  13. NewfoundlandFreeFrog

    TGBDS: Epic Randomness

    Most intense storm presently on the planet is visiting. Power out so staying under covers...https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/winds-shut-down-newfoundland-1.4906415 9 meter waves on shore 11 meter waves out in open ocean. Need to get my camera and go out I guess though.
  14. NewfoundlandFreeFrog

    TGBDS: Epic Randomness

    Anyone ever heard of Finland's National Jealousy Day where anyone can access income information? Neat idea in some respects. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/01/world/europe/finland-national-jealousy-day.html
  15. NewfoundlandFreeFrog

    TGBDS: Epic Randomness

    Spent a nice day at the range. Pretty good groups especially considering the 40mph winds (tailwinds so not so bad for accuracy). Then came home to police murdering a security guard--the good guy with a gun--who had apprehended an active shooter. Not so nice, that.
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