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DUMP TRUMP!

AI is coming for your office job!

Deny climate change all you want.

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DUMP TRUMP! Invoke Amendment 25 of the US Constitution NOW!

See this page on USConstitution.net for the full text of Amendment 25.

Since I don't expect Trump to resign willingly, removal requires a declaration by the Vice President and the Cabinet Officers, or a Special Prosecutor appointed by Congress. (The Department of Justice recently named former FBI Director Mueller as Special Prosecutor, but that amounts to the Executive Branch investigating itself, which Trump already tried to obstruct.)

"4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President."

Of course, the President can file a counter-declaration, and Trump probably would. To counter the counter-declaration, Congress must assemble within 48 hours and vote in both houses by a two-thirds majority to replace the President with the Vice President. Clearly, there will be no doubt about Trump's disability to make this move.

Why Amendment 25 and why now? Trump is too unstable to be Commander-in-Chief of the most powerful military in the world. Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate accords demonstrates his total disregard for the long-term survival of civilization on this planet.

Why not impeach? Impeachment takes too long. It was recently invoked by the Republicans against Bill Clinton to politically damage the Democrats. (Bill Clinton, a southern conservative, was nominated by the Democrats as they moved to the center to compete with the Republicans for corporate donors. Embracing a "third way", Democrats abondoned labor, environmentalists, and progressives.) This time around Republicans would only hurt themselves by exposing one of their own to months of prosecution.

Not a fan of Vice President Pence, but at least he doesn't broadcast insanity for the entire world to see.


Robots took factory jobs. AI is coming for your office job!

We need new economic systems in the developed world.

Robot and AI revolution launched, we should help the developing world cope with market disruptions.

More sooner rather than later.


Deny climate change all you want. It's still going to ruin your life.

Watch what happens to food prices in the next few years, as extreme weather and climate disrupt agriculture.

Climate stress and widespread use of nicotinoids killing off bees and other pollinators we need for most of our food crops.

This list will grow rapidly in the next few days.