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Lindsey Graham Gives Touching Tribute to John McCain on Senate Floor. Then, He Gets a Phone Call From Trump.

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The mainstream media has been all over the McCain-Trump feud following the news that McCain had discontinued cancer treatment and later passed away…as if that had anything to do with the Senator’s passing.

While Trump did attract quite a bit of attention (that, let’s face it, the media were dying to give him), for ordering the White House flags back up to full mass before McCain had been buried, he has otherwise been fairly respectful as Washington mourns the loss of a great hero and American patriot.

In fact, in what seems to be a pretty uncharacteristically gracious move for Trump, he called Sen. Lindsey Graham following Graham’s emotional tribute to McCain on the Senate floor Tuesday.

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Trump, Graham said, was incredibly kind and clearly felt the impact of McCain’s loss despite their history.

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The Washington Examiner reports:

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., revealed President Trump called him after he gave an emotional tribute to the late Sen. John McCain on the Senate floor Tuesday.

“He called yesterday after my speech and he couldn’t have been nicer,” Graham told CNN on Wednesday. “He said, ‘That was very sad. I just wanted to let you know that you did right by your friend.’ I said, ‘Thank you, Mr. President.’”

Graham found himself in a unique situation being close friends with McCain, who was a strong critic of the president’s, while being an ally to Trump, who had been disparaging of McCain.

“I regret the relationship between the two. John is my dearest friend in the world and I’m going to try to help President Trump … When he says something bad about John, it pisses me off,” Graham said.

Graham said he doesn’t agree with people who tell him he can’t honor McCain if he isn’t fighting Trump.

The majority of the press will most likely overlook this kind gesture, but it’s certainly worth mentioning that Trump is able to feel for his cohorts in Washington who were close to McCain and loved him.

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Amazon Rolls Out Creepy ‘Pay By Palm’ Hardware at Whole Foods

Is this one of the harbingers of a cashless society?

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Throughout much of modern history, Americans and their cash were two separate things.  One was a human being, breathing and walking about, earning money.  The money was an inanimate commodity of varying value that we used to keep the organism alive, fat, and happy. But in the future, it seems as though we may find ourselves intrinsically, and anatomically indistinguishable from our bank account.  In fact, it appears as though Amazon is banking on it. Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said it is rolling out biometric technology at its Whole Foods stores around Seattle starting on Wednesday, letting shoppers pay for items with a scan of their palm. The move shows how Amazon is bringing some of the technology already in use at its namesake brick-and-mortar Go and Books stores to the grocery chain it acquired in 2017. The system, called Amazon One, lets customers associate a credit card with their palm print. It offers a contact-less alternative to cash and card payments, Amazon said. Of course, the move is being regarded as a terrifying leap into Orwellian territory by privacy experts, as it appears to push us ever closer to a cashless society where hackers and power failures could doom us all to poverty in the blink of an eye.

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Fraternal Order of Police Responds to LeBron James’ Tweet Fiasco

And they were NOT happy.

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The politicization of American sports has been ongoing for some time, perhaps decades, but the most recent acceleration of this melding has come thanks to the power of social media and the blurring of the line between celebrity and athlete. At the forefront of this movement has been the NBA, and, more specifically, superstar LeBron James. This week, James came under fire for a tweet in which he referenced the Derek Chauvin trial’s guilty verdicts, with a photo of another officer who was involved in the shooting of a young black girl and text stating “you’re next”. The tweet was seen as a threat by many, including the Fraternal Order of Police who responded harshly. On Wednesday, James tweeted a photo of the officer involved in the shooting with a caption reading “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY.” The tweet has since been deleted. James was reacting to the deadly police shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant. Hours later, the National Fraternal Order of Police tweeted a photo of James’ original tweet, saying: “[email protected], with his vast resources & influence, should educate himself and, frankly, has a responsibility to do so, on the facts before weighing in. This is disgraceful & extremely reckless. The officer saved a young girl’s life. No amount of gaslighting will change that fact.” James attempted to walk back the tweet after deleting it, by issuing an explanation that garnered only a lukewarm response online.

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