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    Wooooo!!!

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    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40436177

    Canuck the crow's attacks halt Vancouver mail delivery

    Postal deliveries have been suspended in part of a Canadian city after a well-known crow called Canuck attacked a mailman.
    Canada Post said it would not resume deliveries at several addresses in East Vancouver "until such time as the hazard no longer exists".
    Canuck is said to have drawn blood after biting a letter carrier.
    The bird is known for riding the city's SkyTrain and stealing shiny objects, including a knife from a crime scene.
    Canada Post spokeswoman Darcia Kmet told the BBC: "Unfortunately, our employees have been attacked and injured by a crow in that Vancouver neighbourhood while attempting to deliver the mail.
    "Regular mail delivery was suspended to three homes due to it being unsafe for our employees.
    "We are monitoring the situation when delivering the mail to other residents on the street. If our employees believe it is safe to deliver to those three addresses, they do so."
    Shawn Bergman, who maintains the Facebook group, Canuck and I, which chronicles the crow's exploits, said the bird had repeatedly attacked a Canada Post worker, causing broken skin and bleeding.
    Shortly afterwards letters stopped arriving at his home and two adjacent properties.
    He wrote on the Facebook group that it has been about two months since he or his neighbours received any mail.
    "With the neighbours getting upset, there have been both subtle and not so subtle threats against Canuck's safety," he writes.
    Mr Bergman received a response from Canada Post that said: "We are safeguarding our employees by not delivering to areas where the crow has been known to attack until such time as the hazard no longer exists."
    Canuck's anti-social behaviour has even stooped to crime-scene tampering.
    In May 2016 he swooped to steal a blade that had allegedly just been used to threaten police officers.
    One of the constables gave chase and the bird dropped the vital piece of evidence before making his getaway.
    Crow attacks are not uncommon in Vancouver, with one online database mapping the birds' assaults.

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    Crows do not forget. Or forgive.
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    Obviously a male crow.

    The unofficial Canada Post motto:

    "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. But crows? Forget it!"
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    Nert
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    Donald Trump: Could the US president pardon himself?
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40693249?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beskar View Post
    Donald Trump: Could the US president pardon himself?
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40693249?
    Very interesting idea, and I could see the shape of arguments either way. Since it only applies in the context of litigation, we can only test the viability of self-pardon if Trump pardons himself and is then brought to court by the government for the various things we imagine could be pinned on him. The judge makes a decision in that case, then the inevitable appellate decision, and finally to the Supreme Court.

    Notably, even if legitimate and successful the act of self-pardoning could then be considered as criminal (e.g. obstruction), and it would not apply to state-level prosecutions or to impeachment proceedings.

    And I don't know at all what to make of this development, but apparently, contrary to consensus, Ken Starr in the investigation of Bill Clinton way back when asserted that:

    “It is proper, constitutional, and legal for a federal grand jury to indict a sitting president for serious criminal acts that are not part of, and are contrary to, the president’s official duties,” the Starr office memo concludes. “In this country, no one, even President Clinton, is above the law.”
    No idea if that holds up.

    Whither executive immunity on all levels?
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