Trump’s NAFTA “deal” with Mexico is a win for Canada — Quartz

Any changes to NAFTA deal require Canada’s approval, as foreign minister Chrystia Freeland’s office pointed out. Freeland, who is traveling to Washington DC tomorrow (Aug. 28) to continue negotiations, “will only sign a new NAFTA that is good for Canada and good for the middle class,” her office said. “Canada’s signature is required,” for any renegotiation, it noted.

via Trump’s NAFTA “deal” with Mexico is a win for Canada — Quartz

Motorcycles Handbook

Wear a helmet

A helmet is the most important motorcycle or moped accessory you can have. Wearing a helmet can protect you from serious head injury. Ontario law requires you and your passenger to wear approved helmets with the chin strap securely fastened every time you drive a motorcycle or moped.

An approved helmet is one that meets standards approved for use in Ontario. It must have a strong chin strap and fastener, and be in good condition. Approved helmets come in a variety of styles and prices. It is important to choose one that is well constructed and will protect you. A full-faced helmet offers the best protection and the most comfort. A helmet with bright colours and reflective devices may make you more visible to other drivers.

Make sure your helmet fits snugly and does not slide around on your head. Always keep the strap securely fastened. Studies of motorcycle collisions show that a loose helmet will come off in a collision.

Besides protecting you from head injury, a helmet can make you more comfortable when driving because it reduces the noise of the road and keeps the wind, bugs and other debris from blowing in your face.

via Motorcycles Handbook

High Crimes and Misdemeanors – Constitutional Rights Foundation

The U.S. Constitution provides impeachment as the method for removing the president, vice president, federal judges, and other federal officials from office. The impeachment process begins in the House of Representatives and follows these steps:

The House Judiciary Committee holds hearings and, if necessary, prepares articles of impeachment. These are the charges against the official.
If a majority of the committee votes to approve the articles, the whole House debates and votes on them.
If a majority of the House votes to impeach the official on any article, then the official must then stand trial in the Senate.
For the official to be removed from office, two-thirds of the Senate must vote to convict the official. Upon conviction, the official is automatically removed from office and, if the Senate so decides, may be forbidden from holding governmental office again.
The impeachment process is political in nature, not criminal. Congress has no power to impose criminal penalties on impeached officials. But criminal courts may try and punish officials if they have committed crimes.

The Constitution sets specific grounds for impeachment. They are “treason, bribery, and other high crimes and misdemeanors.” To be impeached and removed from office, the House and Senate must find that the official committed one of these acts.

via High Crimes and Misdemeanors – Constitutional Rights Foundation

From my Facebook Post:-

Copy of a post I put up on my Union Group page:-

“Hello Brothers/Sisters, just wondering about the details of the Labour Day parade on Sept 3rd. Has anyone heard anything?

I know the normal route is along Queen down Dufferin St. where the parade enters the CNE grounds through the Dufferin Gates, given the fact that IATSE LOCAL 58 Toronto Stagehand Workers have been LOCKED OUT and will most likely have a picket line WHAT ARE THE PLANS FOR THIS?

Honour the picket line and NOT CROSS, or CROSS the picket line AND DIS-HONOUR THE REASON FOR THE PARADE!”

via (1) Norm Swaebe

Legal affairs of Donald Trump – Wikipedia

On Friday, April 1, 2017, Judge David J. Hale in Louisville ruled against the dismissal of a lawsuit, stating there was ample evidence to support that the injuries of the protesters were a “direct and proximate result” of Trump’s words and actions. Hale wrote, “It is plausible that Trump’s direction to ‘get ’em out of here’ advocated the use of force,” and, “It was an order, an instruction, a command.” Hale wrote that the Supreme Court has ruled out some protections for free speech when used to incite violence.[157]

Defendant Heimbach requested to dismiss the discussion in the lawsuit about his association with a white nationalist group, and also requested to dismiss discussion of statements he made about how a President Trump would advance the interests of the group. The request was declined, with the judge saying the information could be important for determining punitive damages because they add context.[152]

Hale also declined to remove the allegation that Plaintiff Nwanguma, who is African-American, was victim to ethnic, racial and sexist slurs at the rally from the crowd. The judge stated that this context may support claims by the plaintiffs’ of incitement and negligence by Trump and the Trump campaign. The judge wrote, “While the words themselves are repulsive, they are relevant to show the atmosphere in which the alleged events occurred.”[152]

The judge stated that all people have a duty to use care to prevent foreseeable injury. “In sum, the Court finds that Plaintiffs have adequately alleged that their harm was foreseeable and that the Trump Defendants had a duty to prevent it.” The case was referred a federal magistrate, Judge H. Brent Brennenstuhl, who will handle preliminary litigation, discovery and settlement efforts.[158]

via Legal affairs of Donald Trump – Wikipedia

High Crimes and Misdemeanors legal definition of High Crimes and Misdemeanors

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors.” Treason and bribery are specific, but high crimes and misdemeanors is not. In fact, considerable debate occupied the Framers of the Constitution over the issue of impeachment, and the wording of the grounds for impeachment was itself controversial. A proposed offense of maladministration was rejected as being too vague and susceptible to political abuse. Finally, they chose to use a phrase from English common law that had no precisely settled meaning at the time yet at least connoted serious offenses.

via High Crimes and Misdemeanors legal definition of High Crimes and Misdemeanors

‘Donald is on our side!’ Russian firm invokes Trump to sell asbestos

The Factory ” Uralasbest ” released an unusual batch of chrysotile: on the package of palletov with the mineral, the stamp ” approved by Donald Trump, the 45th President of the united states “. in such an unusual way, the workers of the asbestoobogatitelʹnoj factory of the factory thanked us President Donald .
He supported the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt, who stated that his office would no longer deal with the negative effects potentially derived from products containing asbestos. Donald Trump supported a specialist and called asbestos “100 percent safe after application”.
” we have come out with the initiative – to support our hrizotilovuû industry in this way and to remind that our ” Mountain Len ” is an important mineral for the world. Management Approved!”,-told at the factory.

via ‘Donald is on our side!’ Russian firm invokes Trump to sell asbestos

A brief history of Lügenpresse, the Nazi-era predecessor to Trumps fake news – U.S. News –

This article was originally published on February 21, 2017 and re-posted after U.S. President Donald Trump told Mike Huckabee in a Saturday, October 7th interview that “fake news” is “one of the greatest of all terms I’ve come up with.”President Donald Trump’s go-to argument that unwelcome reports are “fake news” spread over the weekend to key figures in the Republican establishment, and as the vitriol ramped up, major media outlets hit back. On Friday, CNN anchor Don Lemon cut off pro-Trump guest Paris Dennard live on air, and not long after Trump tweeted, “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!” Come Sunday, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus got into a heated debate with Chris Wallace on Fox News, of all venues.

via A brief history of Lügenpresse, the Nazi-era predecessor to Trumps fake news – U.S. News –

NYT publisher releases statement on Trump meeting after tweet, says he warned president of danger in attacking media | National Post

A New York Times spokeswoman said that Trump had invited Sulzberger and that White House aides had asked that the meeting remain “off the record,” in keeping with past practice for such meetings, but that the president put it “on the record” with his Sunday tweet.

Sulzberger said in a lengthy statement, based on his and Bennet’s notes, that he agreed to the meeting with Trump “to raise concerns about the president’s deeply troubling anti-press rhetoric.”

via NYT publisher releases statement on Trump meeting after tweet, says he warned president of danger in attacking media | National Post