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Source: Trump kept asking about Area 51 during classified briefing

I'll bet his questions are awesome. "So, you tell me. Why did Obama present a clearly-forged birth certificate? Didn't he lose his citizenship when his mother remarried and moved to Indonesia?"

And so they explain it to him and he keeps saying, "That's not what my sources say!"

It's gotta be like telling Palin the Queen does not run England, or why there are two Koreas."

Roadside view of the TdF

This was at a point just uphill from the switchback where Froome fell on Stage 19.

The video is awful, and I didn't catch Rui Costa leading, since I don't really like taking video of something that I'm watching (your memory then becomes one of taking the video instead of experiencing the moment). But, I did turn the phone on and point it, and managed to catch a chunk of the Caravane de Publicite followed by most of the field.

Obviously, the side of the road is no place to be if you want to actually watch the race, so it's a good idea to become friendly with the camper-car folks, be near a bar, or have good streaming.

HOWEVER, if you like to spend an afternoon having a picnic in a random picturesque spot in the Alps or the countryside with some comfy folding chairs, a couple of bottles of wine along with some bread, cheese, pate and snacks and, oh yeah eventually a crazy parade and a bike race will come by, then the TdF provides a great excuse to go do that. Plus, July is festival season in many of the towns throughout France, so there is always a party going on somewhere.

The experience is a lot like that scene in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, where a bunch of people gather on the side of the road for reasons they can't fully explain or understand, and then the alien ships show up.

Trump proud of restraint shown by Nazis in Sacramento

This just in from Der Trumpenführertwitter:

"Very proud of how my supporters acted today in #Sacramento! We have to be tough! We have to take our country back! #MakeAmericaGreatAgain!"

Northern Ireland voted Remain... It's not just Scotland

"BREAKING: Sinn Fein says "British government has forfeited any mandate to represent economic or political interests of people in N Ireland"

Florida Rule 4-7.18 for Legal Practice

Florida has an interestingly detailed rule on the subject of lawyers attempting to contact prospective clients:

Rule 4-7.18, in general, addresses the subject of "Communications With Prospective Clients"

(b) Written Communication.

(1) A lawyer may not send, or knowingly permit to be sent, on the lawyer's behalf or on behalf of the lawyer's firm or partner, an associate, or any other lawyer affiliated with the lawyer or the lawyer's firm, a written communication directly or indirectly to a prospective client for the purpose of obtaining professional employment if:

(A) the written communication concerns an action for personal injury or wrongful death or otherwise relates to an accident or disaster involving the person to whom the communication is addressed or a relative of that person, unless the accident or disaster occurred more than 30 days prior to the mailing of the communication;


What this means is that if something happens to you while you are at, say, a resort in Florida and some kind of misfortune befalls you, then the resort can, while attending to your needs as you stay at the resort and all of your communications with resort staff are recorded, have THEIR lawyers meet with you and communicate with you for a full month before any other Florida lawyer may attempt to contact you. Of course, if you are vacationing there, your odds of knowing a Florida lawyer whom you might contact, are approximately zero.

Disney Ignored Complaints About Guests Feeding Alligators

One of the problems with "there have been lots of visitors and no problems" to the 28 year old Grand Floridian resort at Disney is that even if a facility has been open for a long time, conditions can change over time.

Apparently, Disney very recently opened a set of bungalows on piles in the water, and guests have been feeding alligators from their decks. Employees were aware of this practice, but since the bungalows go for $2000 a night, it's not as if they are going to reprimand those guests for causing the alligators to associate humans with food:


The problem has allegedly been exacerbated by the opening of the new $2,000-a-night Bora Bora Bungalows, a an expensive collection of private rooms situated directly on the Seven Seas Lagoon - just across from the beach where Lane was snatched.

The bungalows have private porches and guests apparently feed the alligators as they float past.

'Disney has known about the problem of guests feeding the alligators well-prior to the opening of the bungalows,' said an insider. 'With the opening of the bungalows, it brought the guests that much closer to wildlife. Or, the wildlife that much closer to the guests.'

A few employees said they had complained about the bungalow guests feeding the alligators, but alleged that park officials may have been hesitant to reprimand guests staying in $2,000-a-night suites

'Disney knew these alligators had become desensitized to humans, as they had begun to associate guests with food, and did not act in a proactive manner,' the insider added.


A change in conditions, about which they were aware, caused a substantially new and different risk relative to what had previously been the norm.

Which of these cars would you buy for your teenage driver?

This one:

Or this one:

If you would rather your child drive one of these than the other one, please explain why.

Also, please understand that they are the SAME car, with just some styling differences.

Kalamazoo cyclist crash suspect had previous DUI charge


KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich.—FOX 17 News has learned that the suspect in the crash that killed five bicyclists and seriously injured four others, was arrested for driving under the influence in Tennessee in 2011. However, that charge was later dismissed.

Trump is challenging a deranged individual to "do something" about Judge Curiel

Trump is perfectly entitled to file a motion for recusal of the judge on whatever grounds they see fit.

His lawyers:

DANIEL M. PETROCELLI (S.B. #97802) dpetrocelli@omm.com
DAVID L. KIRMAN (S.B. #235175) dkirman@omm.com
O’MELVENY & MYERS LLP 1999 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, California 90067-6035 Telephone: (310) 553-6700
Facsimile: (310) 246-6779

JILL A. MARTIN (S.B. #245626) jmartin@trumpnational.com
c/o TRUMP NATIONAL GOLF CLUB One Trump National Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 Telephone: (310) 202-3225
Facsimile: (310) 265-5522

have not done so.

Are they unethically failing to represent their client zealously?

Or does Mr. Trump expect someone else to take some other sort of action against this judge?
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