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If You’re Feeling Sorry For Canada After All Those Trump Tweets, Go To #thankcanada

There’s a place to go if you’re feeling badly about all the things President Donald Trump has tweeted about Canada over the last few days. It’s #ThankCanada, where Americans can go and expound on all the good things the Great White North offers.

“We REAL Americans Love You , and are so ashamed of the Orange menace and His complicit bunch occupying Our Government ! Please don’t hold that degenerates actions against Us all !!”

Thefts rise after California reduces criminal penalties

Proposition 47 lowered criminal sentences for drug possession, theft, shoplifting, identity theft, receiving stolen property, writing bad checks and check forgery from felonies that can bring prison terms to misdemeanors that often bring minimal jail sentences.

While researchers can link the measure to more theft, they found it did not lead to the state’s increase in violent crime.

h/t Todd

Hilarity Ensues In British Parliament: ‘Trudeau Or Trump?’

I don’t like Theresa May very much at all but she did take this question in stride.

A member of the opposition party asked her a three-word question: “Trudeau or Trump?”

May replied to much laughter: “I’m not sure what activity he’s asking me to undertake with either.”

Germany to miss 2020 greenhouse gas emissions target

The German government set itself the goal of reducing national greenhouse gas emissions until 2020 by 40 percent compared to 1990 levels.

But a draft government report estimates that the country will only be able to reduce emissions by 32 percent. Officials had previously estimated a shortfall of 5 percent to 8 percent.

The document blames “unexpected economic developments and unexpected population growth” for the failure to meet the target. Increased economic activity and strong population growth generally cause an uptick in emissions due to increased use of fossil fuel energy.

Ford looks to push ‘urgent’ items on agenda; may recall legislature early

Premier-designate Doug Ford may recall the legislature early to get a jump start on an ambitious agenda.

Ford, who will be sworn in as premier on June 29th, says he’s looking to push his promises through relatively quickly.

“We have a lot of items that are urgent and we need to get those moving,” Ford told a news conference Wednesday.