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From u/ragnarockette over on Reddit.

That's wonderful. I've been telling everyone lately that the reason why this election was so horrible was because it wasn't polarized and sensationalized enough. A website like that will go far to fix that issue for future discourse.

Wombat are cool. It's easy to see how dense and muscular they are from pictures, but to see this guy actually struggling to hold one really conveys the sense of power they must really have.

If you ever get the chance, share a pic of the toy. I'd love to see it.

Absolutely. I wouldn't be surprised if there's more to the story after this, but it's slouch a relief to see an ending that is both sudden and anti-climatic.

    After the last donor call where they called and asked me what I wanted them to focus on, I said "end the war on drugs." I was told that was not in the mission statement. the kid on the other end of the phone call was polite, but I felt like I was being taken advantage of for a paycheck and they did not really give a fat flying fuck about what I want out of the organization.

I do not know how the ACLU operates, but I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt here. In their defense, even their resources are limited and the war on drugs is a contoversial issue. They probably want to have as much impact as possible, so supporting things like the rights of women, gays, and minorities (Lord, I can't believe this is still an issue), ammendment issues, due process, etc. are probably the direction they want to go in because that's where they believe they can do the most good.

Specialized organizations like the EFF are specialized for a reason. So for those of us who have issues of particular concern, they can be very good resources, provided they're on the up and up.

Yeah. I'm 100% in agreement with you. Conservation is extremely important for so many reasons. I'm just trying to find the silver lining where I can.

I'm glad NPR is keeping up to date with this story. For a myriad of reasons, western coverage on African events can be pretty crummy. Hopefully this whole mess gets resolved without incident.

And yes, America is lucky to have such a successful history of transfers of power.

"I'd like to file an injunction but I can't, cause I don't have opposable thumbs." ~Some Kodiak Grizzly

Joke stolen from Dala

China in investing somewhere north of $300 Billion in renewables. Norway is trying to purchase a bunch of Amazon rainforest for the purpose of preservation. That's stuff I just read this week. I'm really hoping that other countries continue to step up their game to pick up the slack we drop. It's not fair to ask them to shoulder this, but our fuck ups are the world's burden and right now, the world could really use some fuxking help.

rd95  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 18, 2017

Sometimes the best museum visits are the ones that are on a whim. :)

This time around, we just went to a traditional art museum. That said, I'm game for almost any kind of museum big or small and so is the wife. On the way there, we were talking about how easy it is for people to actually start museums and how that's a good thing. I was telling her that sometimes when I used to watch American Pickers, I wish I was there so I could tell people "Uh, you know you have enough here to easily start your own museum. Have you ever considered it?"

rd95  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Ford isn't exactly caving to Trump

One of the things I love about the automobile industry is that the majority of the companies in it are very transparent about their decision making process. I think a large reason behind that is due to the massive numbers of investors and other companies that rely on them. Ford, Toyota, and GM have all made major announcements recently involving production plans and potential employment numbers. All three of them have stated somewhere in their announcements that Trump and his positions were not a factor in their choices.

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