development agencies

Trump’s Budget Cuts

In total, the budget proposes to ELIMINATE funding for these 19 agencies:

  1. Corporation for Public Broadcasting (aka NPR and PBS)
  2. National Endowment for the Arts
  3. National Endowment for the Humanities
  4. Institute of Museum and Library Services
  5. Corporation for National and Community Service
  6. Legal Services Corporation
  7. Institute of Peace
  8. Interagency Council on Homelessness
  9. Appalachian Regional Commission
  10. Delta Regional Authority
  11. Northern Border Regional Commission
  12. Denali Commission
  13. African Development Foundation
  14. Inter-American Foundation
  15. U.S. Trade and Development Agency
  16. Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  17. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  18. Chemical Safety Board
  19. Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation

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latimes.com
These are the 19 agencies Trump would stop funding entirely
March 16, 2017.
By Kelly Parker, Dan Watson

Here’s a snapshot of the mission and history of the 19 independent agencies President Trump said he would stop funding entirely under his “budget blueprint.” Trump’s proposal also calls for deep cuts in other agencies and departments, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the State Department, and shifts federal resources to defense.

  • African Development Foundation
  • Appalachian Regional Commission
  • Chemical Safety Board 
  • Corporation for National and Community Service 
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting 
  • Delta Regional Authority 
  • Denali Commission 
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services 
  • Inter-American Foundation 
  • U.S. Trade and Development Agency 
  • Legal Services Corporation 
  • National Endowment for the Arts 
  • National Endowment for the Humanities 
  • Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation 
  • Northern Border Regional Commission 
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation 
  • U.S. Institute of Peace 
  • U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness 
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
THIS IS NOT NORMAL

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the DOJ’s Violence Against Women programs.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Minority Business Development Agency.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Economic Development Administration.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the International Trade Administration.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Legal Services Corporation.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the DOJ.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Office of Electricity Deliverability and Energy Reliability.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Office of Fossil Energy.
* On January 20th, 2017, DT ordered all regulatory powers of all federal agencies frozen.
* On January 20th, 2017, DT ordered the National Parks Service to stop using social media after RTing factual, side by side photos of the crowds for the 2009 and 2017 inaugurations.
* On January 20th, 2017, roughly 230 protestors were arrested in DC and face unprecedented felony riot charges. Among them were legal observers, journalists, and medics.
* On January 20th, 2017, a member of the International Workers of the World was shot in the stomach at an anti-fascist protest in Seattle. He remains in critical condition.
* On January 21st, 2017, DT brought a group of 40 cheerleaders to a meeting with the CIA to cheer for him during a speech that consisted almost entirely of framing himself as the victim of dishonest press.
* On January 21st, 2017, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer held a press conference largely to attack the press for accurately reporting the size of attendance at the inaugural festivities, saying that the inauguration had the largest audience of any in history, “period.”
* On January 22nd, 2017, White House advisor Kellyann Conway defended Spicer’s lies as “alternative facts” on national television news.
* On January 22nd, 2017, DT appeared to blow a kiss to director James Comey during a meeting with the FBI, and then opened his arms in a gesture of strange, paternal affection, before hugging him with a pat on the back.
* On January 23rd, 2017, DT reinstated the global gag order, which defunds international organizations that even mention abortion as a medical option.
* On January 23rd, 2017, Spicer said that the US will not tolerate China’s expansion onto islands in the South China Sea, essentially threatening war with China.
* On January 23rd, 2017, DT repeated the lie that 3-5 million people voted “illegally” thus costing him the popular vote.
* On January 23rd, 2017, it was announced that the man who shot the anti-fascist protester in Seattle was released without charges, despite turning himself in.
* On January 24th, 2017, Spicer reiterated the lie that 3-5 million people voted “illegally” thus costing DT the popular vote.
* On January 24th, 2017, DT tweeted a picture from his personal Twitter account of a photo he says depicts the crowd at his inauguration and will hang in the White House press room. The photo is of the 2009 inauguration of 44th President Barack Obama, and is curiously dated January 21st, 2017, the day AFTER the inauguration and the day of the Women’s March, the largest inauguration related protest in history.
* On January 24th, 2017, the EPA was ordered to stop communicating with the public through social media or the press and to freeze all grants and contracts.
* On January 24th, 2017, the USDA was ordered to stop communicating with the public through social media or the press and to stop publishing any papers or research. All communication with the press would also have to be authorized and vetted by the White House.
* On January 24th, 2017, HR7, a bill that would prohibit federal funding not only to abortion service providers, but to any insurance coverage, including Medicaid, that provides abortion coverage, went to the floor of the House for a vote.
* On January 24th, 2017, Director of the Department of Health and Human Service nominee Tom Price characterized federal guidelines on transgender equality as “absurd.”
* On January 24th, 2017, DT ordered the resumption of construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, while the North Dakota state congress considers a bill that would legalize hitting and killing protestors with cars if they are on roadways.
* On January 24th, 2017, it was discovered that police officers had used confiscated cell phones to search the emails and messages of the 230 demonstrators now facing felony riot charges for protesting on January 20th, including lawyers and journalists whose email accounts contain privileged information of clients and sources.

[list compiled by Suzan Eraslan]

This idea that the only way to properly like/appreciate Molly Hooper is by shipping her with Sherlock really bothers me. I’ve seen a lot of comments from those shippers that claim johnlockers just hate Molly/female characters and that’s why we don’t ship it and it’s like no???? We don’t????? We just???? Don’t ship her???? With Sherlock???? Is that a fucking crime????? Seriously the only way to like or support a female character is by shipping her with a dude? God almighty that makes me mad. It really strips a character of any personality/development/agency to ultimately base her worth as a human on her relationship with a man. They may think that’s not what they’re doing, but they are. If you don’t think Sherlock should be with Molly it means you don’t care about Molly apparently. Seriously declaring that a proper ending to a female character arc should be either

1) her getting the dude who has both used her and been completely disinterested in her or

2) her dying to cause said dude huge amounts of manpain

is just unbelievable to me. It really truly is. It makes me sad.

i’m so irritated they managed to develop james and kara’s romance in season one without sacrificing her character development or agency and they threw all of that away just to put her with the next bland white guy that walked by and in the process lost what made kara compelling in the first place

Today in Trump's America

For those who need a recap: * On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the DOJ’s Violence Against Women programs.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Minority Business Development Agency.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Economic Development Administration.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the International Trade Administration.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Legal Services Corporation.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the DOJ.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Office of Electricity Deliverability and Energy Reliability.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Office of Fossil Energy.
* On January 20th, 2017, DT ordered all regulatory powers of all federal agencies frozen.
* On January 20th, 2017, DT ordered the National Parks Service to stop using social media after RTing factual, side by side photos of the crowds for the 2009 and 2017 inaugurations.
* On January 20th, 2017, roughly 230 protestors were arrested in DC and face unprecedented felony riot charges. Among them were legal observers, journalists, and medics.
* On January 20th, 2017, a member of the International Workers of the World was shot in the stomach at an anti-fascist protest in Seattle. He remains in critical condition.
* On January 21st, 2017, DT brought a group of 40 cheerleaders to a meeting with the CIA to cheer for him during a speech that consisted almost entirely of framing himself as the victim of dishonest press.
* On January 21st, 2017, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer held a press conference largely to attack the press for accurately reporting the size of attendance at the inaugural festivities, saying that the inauguration had the largest audience of any in history, “period.”
* On January 22nd, 2017, White House advisor Kellyann Conway defended Spicer’s lies as “alternative facts” on national television news.
* On January 22nd, 2017, DT appeared to blow a kiss to director James Comey during a meeting with the FBI, and then opened his arms in a gesture of strange, paternal affection, before hugging him with a pat on the back.
* On January 23rd, 2017, DT reinstated the global gag order, which defunds international organizations that even mention abortion as a medical option.
* On January 23rd, 2017, Spicer said that the US will not tolerate China’s expansion onto islands in the South China Sea, essentially threatening war with China.
* On January 23rd, 2017, DT repeated the lie that 3-5 million people voted “illegally” thus costing him the popular vote.
* On January 23rd, 2017, it was announced that the man who shot the anti-fascist protester in Seattle was released without charges, despite turning himself in.
* On January 24th, 2017, Spicer reiterated the lie that 3-5 million people voted “illegally” thus costing DT the popular vote.
* On January 24th, 2017, DT tweeted a picture from his personal Twitter account of a photo he says depicts the crowd at his inauguration and will hang in the White House press room. The photo is curiously dated January 21st, 2017, the day AFTER the inauguration and the day of the Women’s March, the largest inauguration related protest in history.
* On January 24th, 2017, the EPA was ordered to stop communicating with the public through social media or the press and to freeze all grants and contracts.
* On January 24th, 2017, the USDA was ordered to stop communicating with the public through social media or the press and to stop publishing any papers or research. All communication with the press would also have to be authorized and vetted by the White House.
* On January 24th, 2017, HR7, a bill that would prohibit federal funding not only to abortion service providers, but to any insurance coverage, including Medicaid, that provides abortion coverage, went to the floor of the House for a vote.
* On January 24th, 2017, Director of the Department of Health and Human Service nominee Tom Price characterized federal guidelines on transgender equality as “absurd.”
* On January 24th, 2017, DT ordered the resumption of construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, while the North Dakota state congress considers a bill that would legalize hitting and killing protestors with cars if they are on roadways.
* On January 24th, 2017, it was discovered that police officers had used confiscated cell phones to search the emails and messages of the 230 demonstrators now facing felony riot charges for protesting on January 20th, including lawyers and journalists whose email accounts contain privileged information of clients and sources.
And today: the wall and a Muslim ban.
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Facts.

On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for
- the DOJ’s Violence Against Women programs.
- the National Endowment for the Arts.
- the National Endowment for the Humanities.
- the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
- the Minority Business Development Agency.
- the Economic Development Administration.
- the International Trade Administration.
- the Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
- the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.
- the Legal Services Corporation.
- the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ.
- the Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the DOJ.
- the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
- the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
- the Office of Electricity Deliverability and Energy Reliability.
- the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
- the Office of Fossil Energy.

On January 20th, 2017,
- DT ordered all regulatory powers of all federal agencies frozen.
- DT ordered the National Parks Service to stop using social media after retweeting factual, side by side photos of the crowds for the 2009 and 2017 inaugurations.
- roughly 230 protestors were arrested in DC and face unprecedented felony riot charges. Among them were legal observers, journalists, and medics.
- a member of the International Workers of the World was shot in the stomach at an anti-fascist protest in Seattle. He remains in critical condition.

On January 21st, 2017,
- DT brought a group of 40 cheerleaders to a meeting with the CIA to cheer for him during a speech that consisted almost entirely of framing himself as the victim of dishonest press.
- White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer held a press conference largely to attack the press for accurately reporting the size of attendance at the inaugural festivities, saying that the inauguration had the largest audience of any in history, “period.”

On January 22nd, 2017,
- White House advisor Kellyann Conway defended Spicer’s lies as “alternative facts” on national television news.
- DT appeared to blow a kiss to director James Comey during a meeting with the FBI, and then opened his arms in a gesture of strange, paternal affection, before hugging him with a pat on the back.

On January 23rd, 2017,
- DT reinstated the global gag order, which defunds international organizations that even mention abortion as a medical option.
- Spicer said that the US will not tolerate China’s expansion onto islands in the South China Sea, essentially threatening war with China.
- DT repeated the lie that 3-5 million people voted “illegally” thus costing him the popular vote.
- it was announced that the man who shot the anti-fascist protester in Seattle was released without charges, despite turning himself in.

On January 24th, 2017,
- Spicer reiterated the lie that 3-5 million people voted “illegally” thus costing DT the popular vote.
- DT tweeted a picture from his personal Twitter account of a photo he says depicts the crowd at his inauguration and will hang in the White House press room. The photo is of the 2009 inauguration of 44th President Barack Obama, and is curiously dated January 21st, 2017, the day AFTER the inauguration and the day of the Women’s March, the largest inauguration related protest in history.
- the EPA was ordered to stop communicating with the public through social media or the press and to freeze all grants and contracts.
- the USDA was ordered to stop communicating with the public through social media or the press and to stop publishing any papers or research. All communication with the press would also have to be authorized and vetted by the White House.
- HR7, a bill that would prohibit federal funding not only to abortion service providers, but to any insurance coverage, including Medicaid, that provides abortion coverage, went to the floor of the House for a vote.
- Director of the Department of Health and Human Service nominee Tom Price characterized federal guidelines on transgender equality as “absurd.”
- DT ordered the resumption of construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, while the North Dakota state congress considers a bill that would legalize hitting and killing protestors with cars if they are on roadways.
- it was discovered that police officers had used confiscated cell phones to search the emails and messages of the 230 demonstrators now facing felony riot charges for protesting on January 20th, including lawyers and journalists whose email accounts contain privileged information of clients and sources.

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Things Trump doesn’t think we want our taxes to go towards:

Rail subsidies for long haul passenger transportation

Global health research.

Improving water quality.

Coastal and marine management, research and education

Preemptive disaster mitigation

Affordable housing

Public transit infrastucture improvements

Clean power

Before and after school and summer programs

Energy research

Chemical safety

Meals on wheels

Public broadcasting

Cleaning up the Great Lakes and the Chesapeake Bay

Museums and libraries

Minority businesses. (Yes, specifically)

The arts and humanities

Space education (NASA claims they will continue education programs under other programs, but…)

Assistance to homeless people.

Poor people’s energy bills

Foreign aid.

Programs to improve teacher quality.

WIC nutrition assistance

Research programs to help communities deal with rising seas

Work study aid for college students

Aid to low income college students

Training doctors

Counterterrorism funding (excuse me, Mr. Trump, I thought you planned on protecting us).

National Heritage areas.

Programs to help low income seniors find work.

Programs to help disadvantaged youth find work

Safety and health training for public agency employees

Development banks

Cultural exchange.

Air traffic control. AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL. He wants to privatize air traffic control.

Subsidies to help keep small rural airports open.

Financial services in low income neighborhoods.

Earth science

Grants to small businesses

School lunches.

Wildlife refuges

Refugees

Legal advice to poor people (he literally wants to eliminate it).

Things he does seem to think we want to pay for:

A massive increase in military spending

“School choice”

Yucca Mountain

Deporting people.

Reducing “improper payments made to people receiving unemployment benefits”

This is not even fascism. Fascists actually care about their own people.

And some of these cuts will be hard to restore later. And by that time people will be dead. Oh, and the economy will be worse, the economy in DC is going to take a hard hit when he starts firing people.

NASA Wants To Send A Submarine To Explore Seas Of Saturn's Moon Titan

Scientists are investigating the idea of sending a submarine to “explore the liquid methane seas of Saturn’s Moon Titan.” NASA is investigating the idea of sending a submarine to “explore the liquid methane seas of Saturn’s Moon Titan.” The vehicle, which is being developed under the agency’s Innovative Advanced Concepts Program, has been designed to “autonomously carry out detailed scientific investigations under the surface of Kraken Mare.” This body of water is Titan’s largest sea to the north with a span of about 621 miles and a depth of about 984 feet. In a diagram linked to Phase II of the project, the submarine includes features such as a hydrodynamic skin, meteorology sensor, and four thrusters. Meanwhile, a NASA Glenn Research Center video shows a simulation where the vehicle would be able to quickly analyze objects on the seafloor. According to Mental Floss, should the concept become real, the earliest launch would likely be in 2040.

theguardian.com
Editor of Bangladesh's first and only LGBT magazine killed
Xulhaz Mannan hacked to death in country where several academics and bloggers have been brutally murdered
By Aisha Gani

The editor of Bangladesh’s only LGBT magazine has been killed in the latest of a series of horrific murders of bloggers and activists.

Xulhaz Mannan was one of two people hacked to death in an attack in the capital, Dhaka, police said, by a gang posing as couriers in order to gain access to his apartment in the Kalabagan area of the city.

Mohammad Iqbal, the officer in charge of the local police station, confirmed that about six people had entered the apartment building and hacked Mannan and his friend to death in a first-floor flat. Two other people were seriously injured.

“A person came with a box identifying himself as courier service personnel. Xulhaz took him upstairs to his flat,” Iqbal said.

Mannan, 35, was the editor of Roopbaan, the country’s only magazine for the LGBT community and also worked at the US development agency USAid. The magazine had been launched in 2014 to promote greater acceptance of LGBT communities in Bangladesh.

A security guard at Mannan’s building said the group had identified themselves as courier company officials when they arrived at around 5pm. “Half an hour later, I heard shouting and shooting sounds from the flat and went to look into the incident,” he told the Dhaka Times. “The assailants then attacked me with knives.”

Police said they had found the box, but did not divulge its contents.

Marcia Bernicat, the US ambassador to Bangladesh, condemned the killing. “I am devastated by the brutal murder of Xulhaz Mannan and another young Bangladeshi,” she said.

“We abhor this senseless act of violence and urge the government of Bangladesh in the strongest terms to apprehend the criminals behind these murders.”.

The deaths of Mannan and his friend adds to a series of horrific murders of bloggers and academics in the country. It comes two days after Rezaul Karim Siddique, 58, an English professor, was hacked to death with machetes as he walked from his home to a bus station in the north-western city of Rajshahi.

Earlier this month, Nazimuddin Samad, 28, an atheist blogger was murdered near Jagannath University, where he was a law student.

Mannan, as well as being editor of Roopbaan, had been behind an annual “rainbow rally” in Dhaka, which since 2014 had been held on 14 April, at the beginning of the Bengali new year. It was cancelled this year on police instruction.

A close friend of Mannan’s who lives in the US said Mannan had told him on Facebook that after the rally was cancelled four participants were arrested and only released after their families had been informed “that their sons were homosexuals”.

Homosexual relations are criminalised in Bangladesh and many LGBT activists have been forced into exile.

The friend described Mannan as “my elder brother, friend, guardian, mentor”. He said the two had known each other since becoming friends through the online LGBT group Boys of Bangladesh, where members would talk about their daily struggles and challenges.

“People would make friends there, virtual friendship under pseudo names as no one trusted nobody … insecurity was high in that group, but he shared a series of photographs on Dhanmondi Lake on a winter morning and posted them under his real name Xulhaz Mannan,” he said.

“Xulhaz was the first openly gay person I had known. He was out to his close university and school friends, out to his colleagues, and everybody loved him to bits … he introduced me to a world where straight people did not care what my sexual orientation was.”

Champa Patel, Amnesty International’s south Asia director, said: “There have been four deplorable killings so far this month alone. It is shocking that no one has been held to account for these horrific attacks and that almost no protection has been given to threatened members of civil society.

“Bangladeshi authorities have a legal responsibility to protect and respect the right to life. They must urgently focus their energies on protecting those who express their opinions bravely and without violence, and bringing the killers to justice. The authorities must strongly condemn these horrific attacks, something they have failed to do so far.”

Rashed Zaman, a professor of international relations at the University of Dhaka, said. “This is unacceptable. People may have belief and orientation but at the end of the day everyone has their own individual rights to live the life they want.

“I firmly believe in spite of the many difficulties I think our law enforcement are more than capable enough to unearth these cases if they put in effort.”

Jupiter Jone’s Agency: Character Development and Non-Violent Strength

I’ve wanted to write this as a full-fledged meta for quite a while and having just re-watched the film recently, now seems like a good time. 

LOTS of people have already commented on wether Jupiter Jones is a “strong” character or a “Mary Sue” or somehow “detrimental” to women’s attempts at positive representation in film. This is my own take on the issue, which can basically be summed up in two main statements: 

Jupiter Jones has a great deal of character development throughout the film. 

Jupiter Jones prizes violence only when it’s to defend herself or others. 

As I move through Jupiter Ascending, I want to focus in on these two points, as well as point out the numerous places where Jupiter demonstrates agency. I honestly believe that Jupiter appears “weak” to many viewers because she represents a type of female strength we’re not used to seeing on the big screen.  

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Hinata’s character development: Agency & Confidence


“There’s no way I can break through all these tall blockers”

↳ “I came here to learn how to fight on my own!”


One of Hinata’s more interesting themes in character development is his switch to believing and understanding his own ability to make impact head-to-head in direct battle. At first, Hinata’s only weapon to face walls is dodging them, a tactic which Kageyama gave him. However, over time, Hinata gains weapons from countless others, and hones his own decision-making abilities to become the unique capable player and leader he is.

Lay Discusses the Impact of Kris and Luhan’s Departure on EXO and SME

During a solo interview with Sohu Entertainment that was revealed on April 21,EXO member Lay gave his honest answers to questions regarding his personal workshop, as well as his former group members, Luhan and Kris (Wu Yi Fan).

On the topic of setting up his own workshop in China, Lay shared, “There was trust [with SM Entertainment]. I knew it would only be possible if there was trust. It’s very fortunate [that SME set up its first workshop.] I’m thankful for everything.”

When discussing the impact of Kris and Luhan’s leave, Lay expressed, “The past event [of Kris and Luhan leaving the team] must have made an impact on the agency. All of the choices and decisions I am making now will also impact the agency. I think this process and these challenges will become an experience that contributes to the change and development of the agency, myself, and everyone.

Also during the interview, the EXO member was asked about the rest of the group members: “The members are very strong. All of the members are holding hands and walking together now. I can’t say that [Kris and Luhan’s departure] hasn’t affected them. There was an impact. But I want to say this—everyone is good. If everyone is good, that’s all that matters.”

When asked if he personally keeps in contact with Kris or Luhan since they left the group, Lay answered, “Yes. I even met up with Luhan a while back and ate together. But we can’t meet these days because we’re too busy.”

Meanwhile, Kris and Luhan have been promoting as actors in China since filing their individual lawsuits against SM Entertainment last year.

source: soompi