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Here's the Early June 2017 Warren & Frederick County Report Newspaper

There is a Law (via my dad)

Law of Mechanical Repair:
After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee.

Law of Gravity:
Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible place in the universe.

Law of Probability:
The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

Law of Random Numbers:
If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal; someone always answers.

Variation Law:
If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now.

Law of the Bath:
When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone will ring.

Law of Close Encounters:
The probability of meeting someone you know INCREASES dramatically when you are with someone with whom you don't want to be seen.

Law of the Result:
When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, IT WILL!!!

Law of Biomechanics:
The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.

Law of the Theater & Hockey Arena:
At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle, always arrive last. They are the ones who will leave their seats several times to go for food, beer, or the toilet and who leave early before the end of the performance or the game is over. The folks in the aisle seats come early, never move once, have long gangly legs or big bellies and stay to the bitter end of the performance. The aisle people also are very surly folk.

The Coffee Law:
As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.

Murphy's Law of Lockers:
If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.

Law of Physical Surfaces:
The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet or rug.

Law of Logical Argument:
Anything is possible IF you don't know what you are talking about.

Law of Physical Appearance:
If the clothes fit, they're ugly.

Law of Public Speaking:
A CLOSED MOUTH GATHERS NO FEET!

Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy:
As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it OR the store will stop selling it!

Doctors' Law:
If you don't feel well and make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there, you'll feel better. But don't make an appointment and you'll stay sick.

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Here is audio of an alleged assault on a Guardian reporter by a GOP congressional candidate and the campaign's response

The Guardian reporter was asking about the CBO score on the House Republican health care bill. This audio was posted by the reporter. The election is tomorrow. Here is the response from the campaign:

"Tonight, as Greg was giving a separate interview in a private office, The Guardian's Ben Jacobs entered the office without permission, aggressively shoved a recorder in Greg's face, and began asking badgering questions. Jacobs was asked to leave. After asking Jacobs to lower the recorder, Jacobs declined. Greg then attempted to grab the phone that was pushed in his face. Jacobs grabbed Greg's wrist, and spun away from Greg, pushing them both to the ground. It's unfortunate that this aggressive behavior from a liberal journalist created this scene at our campaign volunteer BBQ." -Shane Scanlon, spokesperson for Greg for Montana.


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This is completely insane

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Video: President Trump delivers major speech at Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Excerpts:

We are adopting a principled realism, rooted in common values and shared interests.
Our friends will never question our support, and our enemies will never doubt our determination. Our partnerships will advance security through stability, not through radical disruption. We will make decisions based on real-world outcomes – not inflexible ideology. We will be guided by the lessons of experience, not the confines of rigid thinking. And, wherever possible, we will seek gradual reforms – not sudden intervention.
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Our goal is a coalition of nations who share the aim of stamping out extremism and providing our children a hopeful future that does honor to God.
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America is a sovereign nation and our first priority is always the safety and security of our citizens. We are not here to lecture—we are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship. Instead, we are here to offer partnership – based on shared interests and values – to pursue a better future for us all.
Every time a terrorist murders an innocent person, and falsely invokes the name of God, it should be an insult to every person of faith.
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But we can only overcome this evil if the forces of good are united and strong – and if everyone in this room does their fair share and fulfills their part of the burden.
Terrorism has spread across the world. But the path to peace begins right here, on this ancient soil, in this sacred land.
America is prepared to stand with you – in pursuit of shared interests and common security.
But the nations of the Middle East cannot wait for American power to crush this enemy for them. The nations of the Middle East will have to decide what kind of future they want for themselves, for their countries, and for their children.
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This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations.
This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it.
This is a battle between good and evil.

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That means honestly confronting the crisis of Islamist extremism and the Islamist terror groups it inspires. And it means standing together against the murder of innocent Muslims, the oppression of women, the persecution of Jews, and the slaughter of Christians.
Religious leaders must make this absolutely clear: Barbarism will deliver you no glory – piety to evil will bring you no dignity. If you choose the path of terror, your life will be empty, your life will be brief, and your soul will be condemned.

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Am I missing something or does this seem like an unfair hit job? He had footnotes for all of the quotes but didn't use the proper punctuation? So he's a "plagiarist?"

http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2017/05/politics/sheriff-clarke-plagiarism/
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Current temperature in Riyadh. I hope the Trumps brought a sweater. Going to be a chilly 84°F tonight.
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FAA Rules on Recreational Drone Registry Struck Down

Appeals court finds agency lacked authority to require registration

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New video of Turkish President Erdogan watching the recent melee in DC from across the street

(I had to click on the gear icon to switch to 1080p)

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lol "who spoke on the condition of anonymity because she did not want an article about porn to come up when people Google her name"
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