Congressional Escort

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

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In other news, the US trade deficit reached $566 billion in 2017, the highest deficit since 2008. Again, this is because Americans are spending more money to buy shit than we produce ourselves.

Meanwhile, and in related news, China has joined South Korea and Taiwan in filing complaints with the World Trade Organization (WTO) over Trump's tax on imported solar panels.

Finally, Walgreens has adopted a transgender-inclusive bathroom policy for customers and employees across all of its 8,000 stores in the US.

Also, SpaceX launched a car into space today.

This was one of the most amazing things I've ever watched live.

  • Although I’m a little sad that we depend on private citizens to do this kind of thing these days rather than the collective effort of the American people. NASA still does good work, but the cooperative, community spirit behind it seems to have been lost.

    • JMAshby

      Part of the problem is NASA is given an entirely different mission priority every time we switch presidents. Americans have to stop electing leaders with such wildly different world views. In a sense you might say the American community itself killed the community spirit. To what extent can we cooperate with people who don’t even believe in science?

      With all of that said, I certainly felt some community spirit while watching the launch with everybody else today.

      • Fair points. I’m certainly thrilled it’s being done.

        Americans have to stop electing leaders with such wildly different world views.

        Can we wait until after we replace Trump to start doing this? 😉

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  • Aynwrong

    Cue incessant whining from cultural troglodytes over Walgreens in 5, 4, 3, 2…

  • sawadee2000

    When I saw those two boosters landing together I was so incredibly moved! Oh how I wish I could invest even a few dollars in Space X. I want to be part of the future of space exploration. Robert Heinlein’s spirit must be smiling today.