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anonymous asked:

ppl tragically died yes and i agree that there is no humor involved in ppl being blown up, shot, and disintegrated in a falling skyscraper. but the twist here, which is on everyone's mind, is the US gov and oligarchic elite literally doing all this useless and pointless shit to keep perpetuating the toxic society we live in. so like the US gov def let 9/11 happen or helped (idk between those two) and like any war with the US involved was the US's power struggle, or any country...

Who is hurt most in a US government shut down?

Public Safety - Federal occupational safety and health inspectors would likely stop workplace inspection

Vets - Vets appealing disability claims would have to wait

Children - Head Start programs would be affected immediately

Food Safety - The Food and Drug Administration would suspend most routine safety inspections

Women, Infants, Children - WIC, shut down. The program provides supplemental food, health care referrals and nutrition education for pregnant women, mothers and their children.

Public Health - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would be severely limited in spotting or investigating disease outbreaks.

Public Interest - All national parks would be closed, as would the Smithsonian museums, including the National Zoo in Washington.

Loans - Low-to-moderate incomes borrowers and first-time homebuyers seeking government-backed mortgages face delays.The Federal Housing Administration, wouldn’t underwrite or approve any new loans. government-backed loans to small businesses would be suspended.

Military -  The military’s 1.4 million active duty personnel would stay on duty, but their paychecks would be delayed. About half of the Defense Department’s civilian employees would be furloughed.

Federal Employees - those considered essential would stay on duty, but their paychecks would be delayed, Those who are considered non-essential will be furloughed, (Incidentally, Congresspeople are considered essential)

 

So it’s nice to know that the Republican’s view a government shutdown as a political game, it’s not that funny to those of us outside the beltway - particularly those of us who lived through this in 95.

Clarifications

July 5th is quickly approaching, which means that the first rounds of students will soon be able to access their AP Scores.

The College Board receives many questions about the AP exams. Some of the most commonly asked questions are answered below.

Q: Why are AP Exam release dates staggered by geographical location?

A: Our website can only handle so many users at one time. We stagger release dates in order to limit website traffic, and therefore lessen the risk of the site crashing.

Q: What does the College Board do with the money made from AP exams?

A: The College Board uses the money to pay for materials to make the exams, as well as to take care of administrative costs. Excess funds are used for the College Board’s Star Wars Initiative, which will build a full-scale, fully functional Death Star at a cost of approximately $4 quadrillion dollars. At the rates we are currently charging for our tests, we expect to have the project funded completely by next year.

Q: What does the College Board do with the tests once they have been graded?

A: Exams receiving scores of 3, 4, or 5 are burned at our annual College Board bonfire. Exams receiving a score of 1 or 2 are sent to every college in the United States, with a picture of the AP student stapled to the front and the message “Do not admit this student to your institution at any point in time. This student has failed to succeed on a completely irrelevant test that measures nothing more than their ability to memorize- this irrelevant failure means that they must be banned from college forever.”

Q: If I am dissatisfied with my score, can I have my AP exam re-scored?

A: Yes. To do this, you must first sacrifice a goat while chanting “College Board, College Board, I give my life to thee”. You must then stuff the goat’s entrails in an envelope with a $1000 check made out to the College Board; next, send the envelope to the College Board headquarters via direct mail; the address is on the official College Board website. Once received, we will discard the entrails, pretend to re-score your test, and then put your $1000 towards our Star Wars Initiative.

Links to all of the AP US Government and Politics Review Posts

To everyone taking any APs in these next 2 weeks:
Good luck. You are ready for this. You have been preparing for this all year even if it doesn’t feel like it. APs are practically placement tests. Your worth as a student is not determined by the number you get on the test. You’ve already made it through almost the whole year and after this test your classes will be easier. Try your best. Eat a good breakfast. Do not study for more than a few (and i really do mean *few*) hours the day before an exam. Get a good night’s sleep. Write your heart out. Pace yourself. Beat that fucking test into oblivion. I believe in you.

Dear Government,

Things that are way more important than censoring the internet:

  • terrorism
  • drug control
  • illegal immigration
  • keeping track of how many wars we’re fighting
  • separation of church and state
  • the energy crisis
  • pollution
  • the stock market
  • strengthening real estate

Puts downloading a couple of songs illegally in perspective, yeah?

Love,

Your Voters

“The Statue of Liberty” (Lady Liberty) was a gift from the people of France to the United States, and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. A key question we have to ask ourselves is, will America continue to let career politicians and bureaucrats pass laws that erode freedom and democracy, essentially placing Lady Liberty under DC house arrest?