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Under Earth’s Surface, a Wild Menagerie of Strange Organisms
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Young Ring-tailed lemur

Photo taken in the Apenheul in Apeldoorn.

It is part of this blog: https://anjawessels.photography/youngsters/

For more primates: https://anjawessels.photography/primates/

Camera: Canon EOS 80D
Lens: Lens: Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II

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#photography #animal #zoo #Apenheul #primate #aap #youngster
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Reposting because I accidentally deleted the link in the original while editing!

A new theory has been postulated by commentators, on how Trump might try to evade prosecution for his crimes, by resigning in the last minutes of his presidency so that Pence can be sworn in as President to pardon Trump.
In this scheme, Trump would then be inaugurated as president for a second term.

It's based on a lie (that an incumbent president who has won a second term at the ballot box can resign before the inauguration, and then still be sworn in as president-elect)..
It's a legal fiction as explained in my comments below..

See the article linked below:

All of this presupposes that Trump will choose Pence as a running mate again (Trump has been asking staff if Pence is loyal, so this presumption is questionable - with all the people Trump has fired, Pence cannot feel safe.)
It also presupposes that Trump gets reelected and that Pence would do as Trump demands..

I see a few other potential problems with this:

1) If Trump waits until after the next elections and does the above resignation stunt ten minutes before the inauguration, so Pence can Pardon him before being sworn in to his second term, then Pence is effectively being sworn in as the new president before Trump can take the oath of office himself.

2) It could be argued in court that in the above scenario, Trump effectively resigns the presidency into which he has presumably been reelected as well as the last ten minutes of the presidency he currently holds.
The constitution makes no distinction between a sitting president and a president-elect, in terms of articles of resignation they might sign...

A resignation as a reelected incumbent is the same as a resignation as sworn in president or president-elect. It is absolute and irrevocable.
People who write an "I quit" letter before signing their new employment contract, don't get to walk back into the job.

Trump is one person under the law, and the presidency is one job under the constitution.
There is no legal duplicate of Donald John Trump who would be entitled to claim and be sworn in for a second term as President after a president-elect/incumbent Donald John Trump resigns from the office.

3) Pence would be under no compulsion to provide the pardon Trump expects, and given the damage that Trump has done to Republican electoral hopes in the house and senate, Pence may well leave Trump hanging without a pardon, and allow him to be prosecuted.
He could step into the presidency as the first in line after allowing Trump to be taken away and indicted!
Pence would then still be a lame duck president tainted by the same electoral shenanigans which now plague Trump and still have a Democrat house to deal with...

Does anyone really think that Pence wants to go down in history as "the ten-minute President #46"? The puppet of President 45-47?

4) Trump choosing another running mate for his attempt at reelection doesn't change this much, if at all..
Loyalty is a commodity Trump finds difficult to measure in others..

I hope Trump sees some version of this examination of that scenario, because it will keep him too paranoid to attempt it.

(Edit: I forgot.. Silly me.. Someone will have to explain it to Trump verbally, because he doesn't read advice.)

Edit2: I also forgot that the supreme court as ruled that accepting a pardon carries with it an admission of guilt concerning the crime for which the pardon is granted.. Trump would be a confessed felon and have extreme difficulty in refinancing his loans or conducting any business thereafter...

Link

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/12/jennifer-rubin-trump-will-resign-10-minutes-next-inauguration-mike-pence-can-pardon/
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S.N.L.’s Latest Game of Thrones Sketch Gets Exactly One Thing Right http://vntyfr.com/2CzRrpJ
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World's first punch-hole display device officially unveiled
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"Asked by NBC why kids liked watching his videos, Ryan - who is now eight - replied: 'Because I'm entertaining and I'm funny.'" You go, Ryan! :-) #YouTube
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Well crap! Not happy to see the Google+ API is going away in the next 90 days.

+Friends+Me I’m assuming this means the end of automated post sharing/routing on G+.

#SocialMedia #GooglePlus
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Play of the year.

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7 Ways to Organize Apple Notes for Smarter Productivity
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Game of Thrones: The Secrets of George R.R. Martin’s Final Script http://vntyfr.com/yQe4Jy2
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A human-made object has entered the space between the stars for the second time in history, scientists report.

NASA will announce the details live at a press conference today at 11 a.m. ET, at the meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in Washington. You can watch the press conference live below.

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Google Duo v45 - The Best Video Phone App Nobody Ever Heard Of.
You know Skype, and you know Facetime, and you know other video calling apps; but, do you know Duo? I have been playing with Duo for a while; and, like everything Google, it keeps getting better. I have it installed on my phone, and it is very nice to reach out and see someone whenever you want. Call me, maybe?
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NASA Responds to fans who are demanding they help Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame.
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“Let Me Make You Famous”: How Hollywood Invented Ben Shapiro http://vntyfr.com/tW5er24
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Sign of the Times
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Huawei Enjoy 9 Vs Vivo Y95 Comparisons

#Huawei #vivo #cellphones
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Oh, and Anthony Davis might sit out with a hip injury.
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Two One year old mid range phone gets updates while some latest flagships are still waiting for it.
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