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Politico Throws Shade on President Trump About Time Zones. Here’s What They Said.

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It’s always been a popular left-wing talking point to assume the president, when he’s conservative or Republican — the two aren’t synonymous anymore — that’s he a mouth-breathing moron.

We saw the media slander former President George W. Bush in this manner and now they are engaging in the same sort of shenanigans with President Trump.

Politico recently decided to take a hefty shot at the president’s chin by making fun of him for being dumb and apparently accusing him of not understanding how time zones work.

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So it makes sense that Politico, a liberal website founded by two former Washington Post reporters, is once again pushing the idea that Trump is very (very) dumb.

“Trump’s diplomatic learning curve: Time zones, ‘Nambia’ and ‘Nipple,'” reads the headline of the story, written by Daniel Lippmann. Says the sub-headline: “The president has often perplexed foreign officials and his own aides as he learns how to deal with the world beyond America’s borders.”

Several times in the first year of his administration, President Donald Trump wanted to call Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the middle of the afternoon. But there was a problem. Midafternoon in Washington is the middle of the night in Tokyo — when Abe would be fast asleep.

Trump’s aides had to explain the issue, which one diplomatic source said came up on “a constant basis,” but it wasn’t easy.

“He wasn’t great with recognizing that the leader of a country might be 80 or 85 years old and isn’t going to be awake or in the right place at 10:30 or 11 p.m. their time,” said a former Trump NSC official. “When he wants to call someone, he wants to call someone. He’s more impulsive that way. He doesn’t think about what time it is or who it is,” added a person close to Trump.

First of all, Trump was/is a successful billionaire who has traveled the entire globe over more than once. To insinuate that he doesn’t understand time zones is ridiculous.

The article goes on to poke fun at the president for supposedly calling Nepal “Nipple” and Bhutan “button” amongst many other absurd claims that harp on the lack of political experience Trump has with foreign policy.

However, let’s keep in mind that Trump is the one who got North Korea to denuclearize and to come to the negotiating table. That’s pretty impressive for a guy who allegedly has no clue in heaven what he’s doing.

Source: Daily Wire

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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

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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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