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Abut | Definition of Abut by Merriam-Webster www.merriam-webster.com... › dictionary › abut
1 : to border on : to touch along an edge Their property abuts our land. 2 : to cause to touch or lean for support abut a timber against a post. intransitive verb. 1 : to touch along a border or with a projecting part a parcel of land that abuts on the road. 2a : to terminate at a point of contact.
Domenico Giani, the Vatican’s longtime security chief and Pope Francis’ main bodyguard, resigned on Monday over leaks related to an investigation into alleged financial wrongdoing in the Vatican
No previous head of Vatican security has left under a shadow in living memory.
Guardian of the Pope.
A California neurosurgeon facing trial for alleged child sex crimes was reportedly found dead in his jail cell Sunday morning in a suspected suicide.
James Kohut, 59, was found alone in his cell at the Santa Cruz County Jail when breakfast service began at 5:45 a.m., the sheriff’s office told the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
Kohut didn’t have a cellmate and was held in the jail’s protective housing unit, the paper reported. The former brain surgeon had been placed on suicide watch earlier in his incarceration but was not on it at the time of his death, the sheriff’s office said.
Average annual new drug approvals increased by nearly 72 percent in 2017 and 2018, compared to the period 2008–2016, the CEA said in an Oct. 10 paper (pdf). Average annual generic drug approvals, meanwhile, increased by almost 70 percent.
“The rate of drug approvals increased in 2017 and 2018, due in part to policies of the Trump Administration to expedite the drug approval process,” the paper stated. If the 2017–2018 rate of drug approvals continues, it will save consumers between about $79 billion and $109 billion by 2027, the CEA estimates, when compared to an estimate using the 2008–2016 approval rate.
The estimated benefits were even higher when CEA factored in the value of having more new, presumably better, drugs on the market.
The Morrison government has fumbled an attempt to prepare its MPs for a volley of attacks over border protection, foreign policy and religious freedom, inadvertently releasing its internal talking points to the media in a Monday morning mistake.
The White House has accidentally sent talking points related to former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch’s deposition to House Democrats for the second time within a month.
Joe Biden: "My son and I do not and never have nor did my son the attorney general and I talk about their policies at all. So there would never be any conflict that I ever in fact influence because I didn't know. Period."
Plausible deniability is the ability of people (typically senior officials in a formal or informal chain of command) to deny knowledge of or responsibility for any damnable actions committed by others in an organizational hierarchy because of a lack of evidence that can confirm their participation, even if they were personally involved in or at least willfully ignorant of the actions.
In the case that illegal or otherwise disreputable and unpopular activities become public, high-ranking officials may deny any awareness of such acts to insulate themselves and shift blame onto the agents who carried out the acts, as they are confident that their doubters will be unable to prove otherwise
The term typically implies forethought, such as intentionally setting up the conditions to plausibly avoid responsibility for one's (future) actions or knowledge
originally posted by: PilSungMtnMan
originally posted by: Creep Thumper
a reply to: crankyoldman
Someone needs to be shown the door.
It's disgusting how many traitors Trump has around him.
It very well could be intentional and blessed by Trump. Trolling is an art.
[Pope] will be having a terrible May.
Those who backed him will be pushed into the LIGHT>
Dark to LIGHT.
Guardian of the Pope.