By Monday afternoon, the Democrats garnered enough support from the vulnerable Trump-district Democrats and now have enough votes to impeach President Trump. Assuming there are no defections, the House of Representatives will be able to impeach President Trump this week when they vote on two articles of impeachment. At least 17 of the 31 endangered…

The defections from the party are making more sense now. It's easier to say no to getting thrown under the bus if you're no longer part of the party. Sounds like some folks had enough of the pressuring.

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Dean Obeidallah writes that President Trump is only a few short votes away from being removed from office. His fate lies in the hands of 20 GOP Senators -- the number needed to join the 45 Democratic senators and 2 independent senators, who normally side with democrats, to vote to convict him and end his presidency.

Yep. Just 20 senators. Out of 53. So over 1/3rd of the group in a party where the man around 90% approval. So all you need is over 30% of the folk who think he's better than Lincoln to vote their own guy out of office.

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(SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST) -- China may have gained a reputation as a surveillance state because it has more closed circuit TV (CCTV) cameras deployed than any other country, but when it comes to per capita usage, the US is No 1. The US has 15.28 surveillance cameras per 100 citizens, slightly higher than China’s…

I'd like to know how many of those are privately owned in each case. Store or home security cameras are significantly less worrying than government ones.

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A warmer world means oceans are able to hold less dissolved oxygen, which is bad news for many fish.

Well then even warmer periods in earth's history must have been just terrible for ocean life. You definitely wouldn't have things like say whales emerging during the drastically hotter Eocene.

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President Donald Trump's salt and pepper shakers often dwarf those of his guests. His predecessors had shakers the same size as everyone else's.

The guest size is apparently a mini salt shaker. Do a search for the term. They sell those in bulk. Trump is just using regular size shakers.

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How many years until complaining about that gets you labeled a necrophobe?

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A teacher taught her young class that there was "no such thing as girls and boys" which led to outrage

Well then I suppose there's no such thing as the wage gap then since it's based on groups that don't exist.

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A large flock of aggressive wild turkeys appears to be exacting some Thanksgiving revenge, having swooped down out of nowhere on a once-tranquil New Jersey 55-and-over community that is now being terrorized by the unwelcome invaders.

It does sound like culling the attackers is in order. Doing so ensures the next generation of turkeys in the area will be that much less aggressive. It's trickier in heavily populated areas are misses with firearms become that much riskier. Funnily enough, body armor and melee weapons might fit the bill, though I suspect short ranged firearms would still be a more popular option.

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You're right. What they should be telling you is that's an offensive opinion and you are therefore a criminal.

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The House speaker gave an exclusive interview to “The Late Show” host on the day the House passed an impeachment resolution to probe Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.

Which law would that be, exactly? Last I heard they were trying to say someone doesn't have to break the law to be impeached, presumably because they couldn't name an actual crime.

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