By contrast, the AHCA was forced through the House without a single hearing in relevant committees, no score by the Congressional Budget Office and admissions from members of the House GOP that they had not read the very bill they voted on. Read more (5/5/17 9 AM)
A new Pew poll found that just 15% of Democrats trust the government in Washington to do the right thing always or most of the time.
“The share of Democrats expressing trust in government is among the lowest levels for members of the party dating back nearly six decades,” Pew said in a post on its site that announced the findings. Read more (5/4/17 8:15 PM)
“You know what? I think there’s a really strange ideology in some bands that don’t want young fans. I’ve never been able to wrap my head around that. I really don’t get it when I see a band or talk to a band and they’re like, “Ah, we want to get away from the young kids,” or whatever it is. It’s one of the things where you realize that [point in your life is when] you pick your favorite bands. That’s when you pick the songs that are going to effect you for the rest of your life. You latch onto that band and you realize “that’s my band and they’re still my jam” way down the line. If we can be that band for anyone, I completely welcome it. I don’t know why anyone would question having loyal fans.” - Alex
I finished this one before day 26 so I’m going to post it. I have been having a hard time writing lately, so I am not sure when the rest of the one’s I am missing will be posted. But they will be posted eventually!
“Are you drunk?” Ladybug asked incredulously.
“No!” Chat said leaning casually against the wall. He missed the wall and barely managed to catch himself before he fell. “Okay, maybe a little bit,” he admitted, blushing.
Ladybug laughed. “You dork. You can’t patrol like this.”
“I totally can, what are you talking about?” He scrunched up his face in an exaggerated glare. “I think you can’t patrol like that.”
“Like what?” she asked, grinning. Drunk Chat was adorable. “Sober?”
“Yes.” He laughed before wrapping his arms around her in a sloppy embrace. He was leaning almost his full weight on her. “Have I ever told you that I love you?” he whispered loudly in her ear.
She blushed and her heart sped up. “No, you haven’t.”
He tightened his arms around her. “Well, I love you.”
“I -” She hesitated. She knew he wasn’t that drunk. He had lowered inhibitions and he was just being dramatic. “I like you a lot too.”
He leaned back and looked at her, frowning. After a moment he sighed and sat down. “It’s okay. I’m okay with that.” He held out his arms. “Hug me!”
She giggled, slightly confused by his reaction but always ready for hugs.
Seven things that are running down your smartphone battery
1. Is your phone looking for something? Constantly searching for 4G signal, wifi or eternal love can be a drain on the resources of even the most parsimonious gadget. This applies particularly if your phone is looking for more than one thing at once, for example if it has fallen in love with your router. Consider leaving them together for long enough that they can decide they’re not that into each other after all.
2. Check the permissions of any apps you have installed. Are they allowed to use your location? Are they allowed to use the microphone? Are they allowed to provide asylum for refugee artificial intelligences? Sustaining an artificial intelligence can reduce your battery life. Be aware that turning this permission off may lead to any ejected artificial intelligences taking refuge in other smart appliances, such as your fridge and lighting system, or in extreme cases to the snuffing out of a delicate, beautiful miracle of emerging cognition.
3. Do you actually have a battery? Some of the most severe battery life problems are caused by not actually having a battery. You can check by sawing off the bottom end of your smartphone and shaking it a bit to see what falls out. Don’t worry, you can glue everything back in again if it turns out you do have one after all.
4. It is also possible that your smartphone is using extra battery in order to annoy you. Check your settings. On an iPhone, battery settings can be found under Settings > Battery. Check if the option ‘User-irritating mode’ is switched on. Turning this off can save up to ten percent of battery charge.
5. Settings > Battery will also reveal how much battery your apps have been committing. Battery is a serious crime and your phone is legally responsible for the behaviour of its apps (Fondleslab vs. Jenkins, 2016). Your phone may be sentenced to years in prison if convicted, which is a problem, because phones are often unwelcome in prisons. Give your apps a stern talking-to at once.
6. Jam. There is jam running down your smartphone battery. How? Why? What kind of slob are you, honestly?
7. Consider your situation further. Are you a jam-powered flesh mannequin, or are you yourself a simulation being run by an alternative level of intelligence? Are you sure? In the latter case, there remains a possibility that you may in fact be being simulated by your smartphone. Your best bet at preserving battery life in this case is to spend as much time as possible in sleep mode.
Okay so…imagine the team stopping on a planet to get some supplies. Coran goes to get the stuff, and Shiro goes with him to keep him company. So Allura brings the rest to an arcade not too far away that she knows about.
Allura disappears to rock it at basketball and skee ball and they don’t see her again until it’s time to go back to the castle
Pidge, Hunk, Lance and Keith do four way air hockey. They get really into it, so much so that Keith hits the puck so hard that it flies in the air and hits Lance in the forehead. Wounded, Lance dramatically drops to his knees. Keith pales because he honestly didn’t mean to do that, and Pidge is watching with amusement. While this is going down, Hunk picks up the puck and starts to rack up points. By the time the other three get back to the game, it’s over and Hunk stands victorious.
Then it goes down to a just dance like game. Hunk is stumbling around but sadly failing. Lance is killing it.
Across the arcade, Pidge is gripping onto Keith’s arm as he attempts to win her a green lion from a crane game. He wins, and Pidge gets a new stuffed green lion.
At the end, they come together and add all their tickets together. They leave with a bag of alien candy, Pidge with a stuffed lion, and Lance with a bruised forehead.