Jules

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    GAO - Trump Broke The Law

    The other issue here that makes this decision by the GAO questionable is that the aid was released before it was legally required to be appropriated. Christ! You are so predictable. You don't need to just see and smell the shit to know not to step in it. You have to pick it up and feel it.
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  3. From FOX NEWS: GAO says Trump administration broke law by withholding Ukraine aid The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a legal opinion on Thursday saying that President Trump's administration broke the law by withholding defense aid to Ukraine — the issue at the heart of the president's impeachment trial. That money, $214 million which had been allocated to the Department of Defense for security assistance, was appropriated by Congress and therefore the administration did not have the right to hold it back just because it disagreed with its allocation, the opinion from the nonpartisan government watchdog said. "Faithful execution of the law does not permit the President to substitute his own policy priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law," the opinion said. "[The Office of Management and Budget] OMB withheld funds for a policy reason ... not a programmatic delay. Therefore, we conclude that the OMB violated the ICA [Impoundment Control Act]." From the GAO In the summer of 2019, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) withheld from obligation funds appropriated to the Department of Defense (DOD) for security assistance to Ukraine. In order to withhold the funds, OMB issued a series of nine apportionment schedules with footnotes that made all unobligated balances unavailable for obligation. Faithful execution of the law does not permit the President to substitute his own policy priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law. OMB withheld funds for a policy reason, which is not permitted under the Impoundment Control Act (ICA). The withholding was not a programmatic delay. Therefore, we conclude that OMB violated the ICA. Full decision HERE
  4. Delayed enough to be against the law. Whithheld it clearly was, until the whistleblower's report hit the fan. "Delayed" "Paused" It's all pretext. Pretext is a legal term for bullshit. PRETEXT: The reasons assigned to justify an act, which have only the appearance of truth, and which are without foundation; or which if true are not the true reasons for such act.
  5. You mean the world completely ignores him? To him, that is death.
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    Best way to cool the boat when it's locked up?

    We have a solar vent in the head and one on the aft deck venting the area under the cockpit and the engine compartment. Doesn't do much to move air and little to keep it cool. Even when it's cool here, the cabin still gets warm and stuffy. If your weather is anything like Florida's, I can't think of anything short of AC to actually cool the interior.
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    Is The Thrill Gone?

    I can happily report my attitude is improving. Cool weather is peaking its head in and out lately. Today is gorgeous. But with the north winds, the boat is aground half the day. I'm getting things done on the boat now because it's not a hot box. Hell, I even cleaned up the dinghy yesterday. Still have yet to use it though. I need several days in the 60s to install the AC. That should make evenings on the boat tolerable during the summer. I made a replacement piece for the companionway hatch. The new piece is just leaning against the original. Whitish appearance is a reflection off the cockpit. The "sail A" is the A from the Aloha insignia. It's routed in about 1/4" deep, painted, then filled with epoxy. I'm considering replacing all the companionway wood. The vertical piece on the starboard side is cracked. Not sure it can be glued up and still hold. I'm also working on fixing the cabin lights and installing better switching. As it is right now, you have get to the panel and turn on the breaker, not good in the dark. And some lights have no switch on them. So when sleeping aboard, you have to turn the breaker off before turning in. And I've got a few other things in the wing. Maybe there's hope after all.
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    Freedom Of and Freedom From Religion

    It's the Art of the Deal. Give Trump what he wants and he'll give you what you want.
  9. Never have understood the childhood defense of two wrongs make a right when used by adults.
  10. This was on the front page of the paper today. After reading the article, I wondered how many people finally realized Trump is running a crime syndicate. Ukraine opens probe of possible surveillance of ambassador Some excerpts: KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Police in Ukraine are investigating whether the U.S. ambassador came under illegal surveillance by an unknown party before the Trump administration recalled her from Kyiv, Ukrainian authorities said Thursday. The announcement came two days after Democratic lawmakers in the United States released documents and text messages that showed an associate of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer communicating with Rudy Giuliani about Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch’s removal. In text messages to Parnas, Republican congressional candidate Robert F. Hyde gave updates on Yovanovitch’s location and cellphone use. Hyde suggested in a tweet this week that the messages that made it sound like the ambassador was being watched were a joke. “This has to be a first in American history,” Nick Burns, who rose to become the third-ranking official at the State Department before his retirement, wrote on Twitter. “A foreign government rushing to the defense of a senior U.S. career ambassador to defend her from people deputized by the President of the United States. And the Secretary of State refuses to say one word in her defense.” The communications included Hyde and Parnas’ exchanges about Yovanovitch. “She’s talked to three people. Her phone is off. Her computer is off,” Hyde wrote in one message. He said the ambassador was under heavy security and “we have a person inside.” Hyde texted: “They are willing to help if we/you would like a price,” and “guess you can do anything in Ukraine with money ... is what I was told.” Hyde needs to be investigated, too.
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