Australia Offers To Sell New Zealand To US

President Trump has lost his ability to lead our country. He wanted to buy Greenland, another country He was told by the Prime Minister of Greenland that her answer was, “No.” You don’t go around trying to buy countries. He became angry at her and on the next day he canceled his trip to Greenland. His mind has shown he is losing his memory. He forgets what he has said before and repeats the same stories with varying endings.After he said he is the chosen one he made it clear he is a Presbyterian, which is a part of the Protestant faith. Lately he started to talk about how he goes to church and asks GOD, as well as Evangelical Protestant leaders of his religious base, to help him make decisions.

If the case has anything to do with any type of gun control he’s told what to do by the C.E,O. of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre. Trump always follows what ‘Saint’ Wayne LaPierrre tells him to do.

The Twenty-fifth Amendment (Amendment XXV) to the United States Constitution deals with issues related to presidential succession and disability. It clarifies that the vice president becomes president (as opposed to acting president) if the president dies, resigns, or is removed from office; and establishes procedures for filling a vacancy in the office of the vice president and for responding to presidential disabilities.[1] The Twenty-fifth Amendment was submitted to the states on July 6, 1965, by the 89th Congress and was adopted on February 10, 1967.[2]

President Trump has lost his ability to lead our country. He wanted to buy Greenland, another country He was told by the Prime Minister of Greenland that her answer was, “No.” You don’t go around trying to buy countries. He became angry at her and on the next day he canceled his trip to Greenland. His mind has shown he is losing his memory. He forgets what he has said before and repeats the same stories with varying endings.After he said he is the chosen one he made it clear he is a Presbyterian, which is a part of the Protestant faith. Lately he started to talk about how he goes to church and asks GOD, as well as Evangelical Protestant leaders of his religious base, to help him make decisions.

If the case has anything to do with any type of gun control he’s told what to do by the C.E,O. of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre. Trump always follows what ‘Saint’ Wayne LaPierrre tells him to do.

The Twenty-fifth Amendment (Amendment XXV) to the United States Constitution deals with issues related to presidential succession and disability. It clarifies that the vice president becomes president (as opposed to acting president) if the president dies, resigns, or is removed from office; and establishes procedures for filling a vacancy in the office of the vice president and for responding to presidential disabilities.[1] The Twenty-fifth Amendment was submitted to the states on July 6, 1965, by the 89th Congress and was adopted on February 10, 1967.[2]

Describing it as a ‘terrific real estate opportunity not to be missed’ Australia has contacted US President Donald Trump, offering him the chance to purchase New Zealand for a bargain basement price.

With the sale of Greenland now looking increasingly unlikely, Australia said it was happy to help the president out, noting that it had no use for New Zealand.

“We know Mr Trump is looking to buy a cold, remote, largely-uninhabited island. Here’s a chance to snap up two,” a spokesperson for the deal said.

Asked by Trump whether there were any people living on the islands, the spokesperson confirmed, “Just a few million … but they won’t mind at all”.

Australia said it was open to negotiation. “We’re happy to do a deal with Trump. A trillion dollars? A billion dollars? Fine, a million dollars … it’s yours”.

The purchase will be finalized this week.

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Walden Galleria Adds Two New Stores

Aug. 22, 2019

Walden Galleria has added two new stores.

Charmed Aroma is a Canadian-based chain that sells hand-poured soy candles, each one containing a hidden piece of jewelry that is revealed when the candle is burned. The surprise jewelry – possibly a ring, necklace, earrings or bracelet – is of varying value. On rare occasions, a code for a piece of jewelry valued up to $5,000 is hidden inside. Jewelry is wrapped in a protective bag and encased in foil.

Located on the lower level near Starbucks, it’s the company’s 10th location and its first in the United States. It also carries bath bombs and gift sets.

The Kokoro Way, a CBD retailer, has opened on the lower level next to Oakley. Its products are sourced from an industrial hemp farm in Niagara County and tested by a third-party lab, the company said.
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Bocce Club Pizza Opening in Downtown Buffalo – for Real This Time

Aug. 22, 2019

Bocce Club, one of Western New York's iconic pizzas is coming back to Buffalo, finally. (Andrew Galarneau/Buffalo News)
Bocce Club, one of Western New York’s iconic pizzas is coming back to Buffalo, finally.

Bocce Club Pizza is coming back to Buffalo after all, with a seven-days-a-week store in the heart of downtown.

In October, at the corner of Delaware Avenue and West Chippewa Street, Bocce’s pizza will be returning to the city of its birth, said owner Jim Pacciotti.

The lease is signed and the checks have been delivered.

“We’re looking at getting up and running by Oct. 1, so that people can get Bocce pizza and watch football,” he said.
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2019 Test Results Find Less Than Half of N.Y. Students Proficient in ELA, Math

Aug. 22, 2019

State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia. (John Hickey/Buffalo News)
State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia. 

New York State test scores improved slightly this year, but less than half of students are deemed proficient in English language arts and math, according to results released Thursday by the New York State Education Department.

In ELA, 45.4% of students in grades three through eight scored at the proficient level, up 0.2 percentage points. There was a 2.2 percentage point increase in math, with 46.7% of students scoring in the proficient level.

These are the last state assessments to be released under State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, who is leaving the post at the end of the month. She said when she started her position four years ago she “heard consistently about the assessment program. I don’t think there was any question that people were upset about that.”

Students in Buffalo Public Schools improved 1.3 percentage points in ELA, with 24.7% deemed proficient. In math, 20.9% of Buffalo students were proficient, about the same as last year.

There also continues to be an achievement gap between black, Hispanic, Native American and Alaskan Native students and white students, although it has narrowed slightly, by about 1 percentage point. But black and Hispanic students are nearly 16 percentage points below their white peers in ELA, and the gap in math is larger.
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Andy Borowitz’s Wi’z’dom

Aug. 22, 2019


Andy Borowitz
Trump is confusing me today. As a Jew, why am I supposed to be loyal to a Nazi?


Trump Demands That Pence Accept Him As His Personal Savior


To be King of the Jews, Trump would first need to be bar mitzvahed, and he is at least ten years away from being a man.

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The Catholic Church is Not Getting My Sympathy – or My Money

Aug. 22, 2019

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In the midst of last week’s long-time-coming lawsuit avalanche filed by people who say they were victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests, a friend raised an interesting point.

Through the Child Victims Act, some of the plaintiffs were allowed to file anonymously, meaning they were permitted to keep their names a secret. But the men they accused were identified by name. My friend said that didn’t seem fair.

A two-word response immediately popped into my head. One of those words was: “Tough.” (Decorum prevents me from printing the other one.)

The Catholic Church and its leaders do not deserve an ounce of sympathy. Consider for a moment the centuries of damage inflicted on children, much of it tacitly sanctioned by the inaction of bishops and cardinals, all in the name of avoiding scandal and protecting predators, criminals who should have been in a prison, not on an altar. Then cry me a river flowing with milk and honey about “fairness.”
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Aug. 22, 1969: O.J. Simpson’s Debut With the Bills

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It isn’t commemorating O.J. Simpson to remember the excitement this city felt and the love heaped on him as he appeared to effortlessly glide across the gridiron in Buffalo, which he did for the first time 45 years ago today.

While many who fondly remember one of football’s greatest running backs think sadly of the heights of his career, there are many who only know Simpson as an accused killer and a convicted thief. To understand the complex human tragedy that is the life of Orenthal James Simpson, however, one must understand the heights to see how far he has fallen.
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Ex-Blasdell Mayor Accused of Sexually Abusing 3 Students at Catholic School

Aug. 22, 2019

Former Blasdell Mayor Michael McGuire, shown in a 1987 photo, has been accused in three Child Victims Act lawsuits of sexually abusing female students at Immaculata Academy. (News file photo)
Former Blasdell Mayor Michael McGuire, shown in a 1987 photo, has been accused in three Child Victims Act lawsuits of sexually abusing female students at Immaculata Academy.

Michael W. McGuire made Blasdell history in 1978 when he was sworn in as the village’s youngest mayor at 27.

That was also the year he began sexually abusing two of his students at Immaculata Academy, according to allegations in two lawsuits filed under the Child Victims Act. He began abusing a third student the following year, according to a third lawsuit.

The former mayor taught math and physics at the now-closed all-girls school in Hamburg for about a decade in the 1970s and 1980s. He routinely groomed students for abuse there, according to Daniel J. Chiacchia, the attorney representing the three former students, who are now in their 50s.
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A Dip too Far? Ranch Dressing is Coming to Buffalo’s Wing Fest

Aug. 21, 2019

Chicken wings and blue cheese from Bar Bill Tavern in East Aurora. (News file photo)
Chicken wings and blue cheese from Bar Bill Tavern in East Aurora.

Ranch dressing will be part of the National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival.

That unappetizing news came out of Wednesday’s news conference promoting the annual event scheduled for Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, celebrating the invention of the world-renowned delicacy in Buffalo.

I went to flip my table, but it slipped out of my blue-cheese-dressing-smeared fingers.

What’s next? Tom Brady’s mug projected against City Hall? Brett Hull’s jersey hanging from the rafters at KeyBank Center?

Hasn’t Buffalo suffered enough indignities leveled at its culinary pride and joy?

For the event to remain healthy, it should broaden its audience base, the veteran marketer said. That’s why he’s introducing vegan “wings” this year as well – made from jackfruit by Buffalo’s own Root & Bloom. Technically, they’re more nuggets than wings, but I have to say if you closed your eyes, they could easily be mistaken for their fowl counterparts. There’s a vegan blue cheese analog, too.
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Poloncarz Returns $5,000 From Campaign Donor With Collins Ties

Aug. 21, 2019

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has returned campaign donations from developer Gerald Buchheit. (Robert Kirkham/News file photo)

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has returned campaign donations from developer Gerald Buchheit.

Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz’s re-election committee returned $5,000 in political contributions it received in the past year from a Hamburg developer who dumped stock connected to the Rep. Chris Collins securities scandal.

And while the Poloncarz campaign was in the returning spirit, it also refunded a $100 contribution from a longtime county government official who left office under a cloud of suspicion two months ago.

Returning developer Gerald A. Buchheit Jr.’s $5,000 was at Poloncarz’s behest.

“We did the right thing.” said Poloncarz campaign manager Jennifer L. Hibit.
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