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12:00 AM
GOP blocks bill to keep government going; new try ahead apnews.com/article/…
> From fee pre-kindergarten and child care subsidies for families with small children to dental care and hearing aids for seniors with Medicare, there’s a lot in the president’s proposal — all to be paid for with higher taxes on corporations and the wealthy.

> With Republicans solidly opposed, Democrats are rushing to trim the total and win holdouts within their own party.
Imagine being opposed to childcare and education for kids.
> But Republicans say it’s real spending that can’t be afforded
Note: The GOP extended the debt 3 times under Trump.
> McConnell has said he wants to fund the government and prevent a devastating debt default, but wants to force Democrats to split the package in two and take the politically uncomfortable debt ceiling vote on their own.
> Biden’s proposal is to be paid for by increasing the corporate tax rate, from 21% to 26.5% on businesses earning more than $5 million a year, and raising the top rate on individuals from 37% to 39.6% for those earning more than $400,000 a year, or $450,000 for couples.
It's pretty clear that so long as the GOP continue to exist that it'll be impossible for America to ever make any real progress.
or the world for that matter, considering GOP even refuse to budge on issues which have a global impact like climate change and ensuring a minimal tax for the corporations (Which the G7 agreed too, I believe, but the GOP oppose).
 
 
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6:03 AM
@Wipqozn considering that from what i understand pushing the debt ceiling is to cover already paid stuff, the stuff Trump pushed through
@Wipqozn and that's why they need to be voted out
and since the GOP can do it, call for recall elections to see governors replaced because of their handling of climate change
 
 
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11:45 AM
 
12:10 PM
There are many questions I have about this
But I don't think I want the answers
 
12:23 PM
@Elva According to her story, She was hiking and ran out of water, so she thought she'd drink from a puddle, but that puddle was contaminated with bear urine. So she first tried filtering it with a tea bag and then wanted to boil it, but she couldn't start a fire because the wood she had was too wet to start a fire well, and when she saw smoke, she called the fire brigade
 
I said I don't think I want the answers :P
 
ktvu.com/news/… official report from the DA inside
And her story probably was a fake, because according to the police report another fire was started near her shortly after she was released from custody
 
1:27 PM
@Elva Cant you sanitize a lot of shit in water by boiling it and capturing the steam in some way?
Like when you take the steam and recondense it in water it becomes pretty clean (but not perfect) water
 
Yeah that's fair
 
Better excuse to start a forest fire than a gender reveal party that somehow needed fireworks
 
But I was just amused that I was like "I don't want to know" and Nzall immediately responded by... telling me :P
 
1:57 PM
But what if I did the thing... as a joke?
 
2:13 PM
@Fredy31 just boiling water (no evaporation/condensation step) is a straightforward way to eliminate pathogens, although it won't help with non-pathogenic contaminants. It's a common safety step when you're drinking potentially-tainted water. Distillation will help with more contaminants but requires considerably more apparatus to do effectively.
If I were desperate enough to drink bear urine I would definitely boil it first if I could.
 
Wouldn't' a "mostly effective" distilation thing be basically uuh, a plastic bag with the water condensing and running out into a second container?
 
2:42 PM
@Elva That is indeed a rudimentary water harvesting tool they use (or used to use) in certain parts of the world: dig a shallow wide pit, put some rocks in it with a container in the middle, then lay a dark tarp over it, weighed down with rocks around the edge and above the center. Water will evaporate from the rocks, condense on the tarp and drip into the container. Of course, this really is something mainly used in the desert, and I don't think this really works in a forest
 
@Nzall It can, but you usually have a large surface area container with the untreated water and just a cup at the center for the distilled water, and then use saran wrap instead of a tarp.
 

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