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    Originally posted by BBC
    Trump chief of staff vows tax returns will 'never' be released

    One of US President Donald Trump's top aides has said that opposition Democrats will "never" see his tax returns.

    White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said the call for the records to be released was a "political stunt".

    On Wednesday a Congressional tax committee submitted a request for six years of the president's returns from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

    Unlike previous presidents, Mr Trump has refused to publish his tax details.

    During an interview on Fox News, Mr Mulvaney was asked if Congress would ever see the president's tax returns.

    "No, never," he replied. "Nor should they."

    He added: "Democrats are demanding that the IRS turn over the documents. That is not going to happen, and they know it. This is a political stunt."

    What have Democrats said?
    In response, Democrats said that the request by tax committee chairman Richard Neal was both legal and necessary.

    Dan Kildee, a Democrat and a tax committee member, told ABC: "This is a legitimate authority that the Congress has. This president, by the way, is the least transparent president we've had in half a century."

    Every US presidential candidate since 1976 has released their tax returns, but there is no law requiring it.

    The Democrats gained control of the House of Representatives in mid-term elections last year, giving them the ability to launch investigations into Mr Trump's administration and business affairs.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47847022
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    • The robots are coming, the robots are coming. Will Trump build a wall around robot factories?
      Walmart wants store workers to help out customers instead of mopping up floors and unloading boxes in backrooms. So it's increasingly turning to robots to fill those tasks.
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      • In the news today
        Originally posted by BBC
        Pigeon poo-covered house in Ilfracombe sells for £100k

        A four-bedroom house that is covered in pigeon poo has sold at auction for £100,000.

        The semi-detached property in Devon has views of the Bristol Channel, but the top two floors are caked in poo that is 1ft (0.3m) high in places.

        Father and son duo John and Guy Jones paid more than double the £45,000 asking price for the Ilfracombe house.

        "I just wish that less people had seen it," Mr Jones said. "I could have got it a bit cheaper."
        https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-47803385

        elsewhere..........

        Originally posted by BBC
        Capstone Hill Tour of Britain bike turned into penis

        Pranksters have turned a giant bicycle created to celebrate the Tour of Britain into a giant penis.

        Locals in Ilfracombe, Devon, got a "rude awakening" when they spotted the naughty artwork on the side of Capstone Hill on Tuesday morning.

        The bike, made out of cardboard and reclaimed plastic, was commissioned by a local environment initiative.

        It appeared during the second stage of the cycling race, which ran from Cranbrook to Barnstaple.
        https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-45414022
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        • Walmart says these "smart assistants" will reduce the amount of time workers spend on "repeatable, predictable and manual" tasks in stores and allow them to switch to selling merchandise to shoppers and other customer service roles.
          So if I go to Walmart to buy bananas people are going to be trying to sell me ****? **** that.

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          • Well, then now you can write an essay about the thread for obviously newsworthy stuff
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            • France is burning !!!

              Well, at least Notre Dame is - hope Quasimodo got out
              With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.

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              • How is Trump going to get the blame for this?
                It's almost as if all his overconfident, absolutist assertions were spoonfed to him by a trusted website or subreddit. Sheeple
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                • Originally posted by rah View Post
                  How is Trump going to deny his involvement in this?
                  FTFY

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                  • He did recommend using planes to try to extinguish the flames.
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                    • Yeah, fighting a reasonably limited, though big, fire on a small island in the midst of a river are of course best done with planes. He really have some strange ideas about how firefighting is done.

                      Did his tweet say whether the planes should carry fire extinguishing stuff or maybe some bombs ?
                      With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.

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                      • -Jrabbit
                        -Jrabbit commented
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                        Here's the quote: ‘"Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out."

                    • Actually it was helicopters dropping big loads of water. Unfortunately, Trump did not do well in physics and did not realize that dropping a ton of water on an old stone work building would destroy the building even more surely than the fire.
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                      • Just build a wall around the building, once the wall is completely surrounding the building on all sides (and top) the lack of oxygen will cause the fire to go out. It will also keep out the drugs, rapists, and future wives.
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                        • Just saw this from Fortune Magazine, published about a month ago:

                          The Commerce Department reported Wednesday the U.S. posted a more than $891 billion merchandise trade deficit last year - óthe largest in the history of the country.

                          Significantly, the trade deficit with China hit a record $419 billion, despite a series of tariffs the administration imposed on Chinese goods to decrease reliance on imports.

                          Meanwhile, the overall goods and services deficit jumped 19% between November and December 2018, to $59.8 billion, the highest monthly trade deficit in 10 years.

                          The data shows that Trumpís America First policies to close the trade gap havenít had their desired effect. Americans are importing far more from abroad than they are exportingóimports grew 7.5% while exports increased only 6.3%.

                          Whatís more, Trumpís $1.5 trillion tax cut enacted in late 2017 served to further fuel the deficit. The government had to borrow to pay for the cut, and some of those dollars came from foreign investors.
                          National debt also through the roof. It's like Trump heard people mocking him for finding a way to bankrupt casinos and said, "You ain't seen nothin' yet."

                          Full story link
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                          • At least Trump didnít suggest the fire was caused by lack of raking the citť streets.
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                            • or immigrants.
                              It's almost as if all his overconfident, absolutist assertions were spoonfed to him by a trusted website or subreddit. Sheeple
                              RIP Tony Bogey & Baron O

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                              • pchang
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                                Give him time......
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