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Regarding the November theme

First; I noticed that the November contest had been skipped or cancelled a few times. I'm not sure why. Election(s)? Holidays?

Anyway. If we can still do it I've been trying to come up with a theme that would be very inclusive. Like:

1. Almost Anything (no theme)
2. Books
3. Signs
4. Metal
5. Glass

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. I'd like to have something in the works 'cause I will be off the grid from about 11/4 through 11/12. If I start a submission thread in the next few days it would give everyone until about 11/12. Unless it is best to skip this November. I don't know.

Canada's two Trump towers facing troubles

#TrumpIsPoison

In Vancouver, the developer of a new Trump Tower has been under pressure for months to drop the Republican presidential candidate's name from the project. Meanwhile, the Trump Tower in Toronto is the subject of a lawsuit after facing years of controversy.

Donald Trump's controversial run for US president is having an impact on his businesses in Canada and knock-on effects for those who have partnered with his brand.

The opening date for the Vancouver hotel has been delayed until 2017, well after November's US election. A contest offering a chance to meet with the Trump family for the grand opening caused a stir.

Across the country, the Toronto building, which opened in 2012, has been the target of a lawsuit by small investors who claim they were misled into buying into the project. Its developer, Talon Development Inc, has tried to remove the Trump name from the troubled hotel and condominium complex.

The story is similar in other countries.


An Angus Reid Institute poll released in December indicated that 56% of Canadians supported having the Trump brand dumped from the two Canadian towers.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37708665

Important: Things you CAN NOT do on Election Day in polling places

Take a ballot selfie, land in jail

Colorado law prohibits voters from showing their completed ballot to others -- and this includes the so-called "ballot selfie" on Election Day.

The law found at 1-13-712 in the Colorado Revised Statutes states the following:

"No voter shall show his ballot after it is prepared for voting to any person in such a way as to reveal its contents."

Doing so is a misdemeanor and you could be punished with a fine of up to $1,000 or spend a year in Colorado county jail... or both.

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/politics/dont-snap-that-selfie-heres-what-you-cannot-do-at-colorado-polling-places-on-election-day

Also; don't forget your ID and please note in the article what you can't wear.

7-year-old girl with disabilities escorted from Trump rally

LOVELAND, Colo. -- A Colorado woman says she was disappointed to be escorted away from Donald Trump's rally in Loveland Monday by U.S. Secret Service.

Jennifer Mau and her 7-year-old daughter, who has disabilities, say they attended the rally as an undecided family, wanting to know more about the Republican candidate for president.

Her daughter was born without a jaw bone or ears and receives her nutrients from a feeding tube.

Amid the rally, however, Mau decided to leave with her daughter. Mau said that drew the ire of those surrounding her.


http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/7-year-old-girl-with-disabilities-removed-from-trump-rally

Apparently a few other people left with her.
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