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Is this real life? What kind of timeline did I find myself in? Why is this lady apart of it?

tg  ·  617 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: McConnell Says Trump Plans to Declare National Emergency to Build Border Wall

It makes me wonder if the house will simply draft a new bill with no border wall money? Declaring an emergency is just gonna be fought in the courts and likely lose (I hope), and then he doesn't really have any other option than to take whatever new deal the democrats come up with after he's pissed them off a second time. He got less money this time around and brought his already abysmal approval rating lower during the shutdown, how does he think it's a good idea to roll over it a second time and ruin his chances of getting any money at all???

tg  ·  618 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Rest In Peace, Opportunity

RIP in pepperoni our tax dollar robot <3

"He dun good." - Official NASA guy

tg  ·  618 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Rest In Peace, Opportunity

Imagine blasting something through the cosmos, have it land on an entirely different planet, and have it last nearly 60X longer than you intended. That's some good engineering.

tg  ·  618 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Law of Unintended Consequences: abstinence policy increase adolescent birthrates

Nonetheless, states that pursue abstinence only policies tend to not provide easy access to birth control, abortion, planned parenthood centers, etc. It's likely the case that these states want higher birthrates. The main issue stemming from these kinds of policy tends to be teens and young adults who have a child when they aren't prepared for one. Children are expensive of course, and it really makes life harder for someone on the brink financially and emotionally, leading to higher poverty rates and an unhappier population. When your country actively discourages parental leave and turns around and discourages proper sex education, you've really got to wonder what the end goal of that is?

tg  ·  619 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 317th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

Can't post links yet, but Jack Stauber has been an obsession of mine lately. I think his song Buttercup has been my favorite so far. If you're into synth-pop, lo-fi styled music he's got some great (and sometimes very weird) tracks.