>Give me a fucking break. The Republican party has cornered the market on being petty and petulant.
They have? I guess they forced President Obama to tell them to "get in the back of the bus" and they locked themselves out of committee rooms. I guess they used reconciliation to pass a bill with zero input from the GOP, just so we can "find out what was in it". And I guess they passed the nuclear option, too?
My Panasonic 50-something in TV is *not* a smart TV, and it's about 2 years old. I specifically shopped for a "dumb" TV. The features of smart TVs will quickly become outdated and cumbersome, and I hope to keep a TV for a good 10+ years. It was cheaper than the smart versions.
The whole thing smelled of bullshit from day zero. It's much easier for the US to get someone extradited from the UK than it is for them to extradite someone from Sweden, so the whole running-to-the-embassy thing never made sense, except as a possible means to escape being tried for rape. If the US really wanted him, they'd have had the extradition process started with the UK long before Assange went to the Ecuadorian embassy.
I think the police have actually stopped guarding the Ecuadorian embassy. I'm sure there's still surveillance and they'd catch up with him pretty quick if he did attempt to leave, though.
If you have a procedure with 10 parameters, you probably missed some.