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    [–] FDA says most food inspections halted amid shutdown waltman77 1 points ago in EverythingScience

    The move is to compromise and then spin it so his supporters blame the other side for not getting a true wall.

    [–] FDA says most food inspections halted amid shutdown waltman77 5 points ago in EverythingScience

    Either that or he's stalling and hoping to get an unusually large (Say ten billion) immigration bill instead, he then goes up on TV and says:

    "These greedy democrats refused to give our nations security the funding it required, and I tried not to compromise (I really did fight long ... and hard.) But there are good Americans, valuable government employees that need to go back to work! So with the money I did get, we will use the best technology to monitor the border increase spending on drones and mobile patrols, and assign case workers to visa holders to ensure their success and prevent overstay."

    That's the move to make right now.

    [–] Sea Shepherd Flag waltman77 1 points ago in vexillology

    Ever hear of the show "Whale Wars"?

    [–] Thankfully they circled the title, I almost would have missed it! waltman77 1 points ago in wokekids

    We had standards based. 1 was below standard, 2 was approaching standard, 3 was meeting and 4 was exceeding.

    [–] The Good Fairy waltman77 1 points ago in wokekids

    Girls brains or schizophrenic ones?

    [–] The Good Fairy waltman77 2 points ago in wokekids

    The jokes write themselves

    [–] Yeah sure, someone who can't spell "awesome" can think of this waltman77 6 points ago in wokekids

    Different or sharper pencil. And the "w"' and "e"s look pretty distinctly different also what little chitlin knows to put a comma after "but"

    [–] Thankfully they circled the title, I almost would have missed it! waltman77 14 points ago in wokekids

    Obvious foragery, in my very limited and narrow worldview i never saw letter grades in elementary school.

    [–] ELI5 How does stress manifest as physical symptoms? waltman77 1 points ago in explainlikeimfive

    Basically stress is the "Fight or Flight" response of the body gone wrong. In primitive humans it prepared the body for immediate action, so if you saw a snake you may feel stressed and you'd either throw a rock at it or run away.

    Now when your body is preparing for action it is happening at the expense of other more mundane processes, such as digestion, growth, and healing. For example, when you're stressed your body sends blood to your muscles so that they're ready for action, but this blood is being drawn away from your stomach and brain. Typically this isn't an issue when the stressor is quickly resolved.

    The physical impacts happen because what is stressing you out isn't immediately resolvable. I'm not able to throw a rock or physically run from student loan debt, but my body still feels threatened and reacts accordingly. This going on for days or weeks at a time means that bodily processes become greatly disrupted resulting in physical illness.

    TLDR: Your brain is telling your body that you're constantly in for the fight of your life and your body is suspending anything that isn't immediately essential for physical survival.

    [–] ELI5: Why are intelligent peoples usually not very social smart? waltman77 1 points ago in explainlikeimfive

    I'd say this isn't true, consider comedians. Most of them would be regarded as "socially smart" since they're capable of making people laugh, but to be successful at this you need a knowledge of a wide range of subject matter as well as a good grasp on language and a large vocabulary. All 3 of those are "intelligent" characteristics and they all come together to make a very socially capable person.

    [–] ELI5: Why do some things sound better in our head but don't when spoken out loud? waltman77 3 points ago in explainlikeimfive

    I'm not quite sure what you're asking. But I'd venture that it's because while thinking your words aren't constrained by the physical aspects of speech, so it is possible to think of a sentence that flows well in your head, but is difficult to say aloud the exact way you thought it.

    [–] Immigrant Girl Will Be Deported Because Adoptive Father Missed Deadline While Serving in Afghanistan waltman77 1 points ago in politics

    Probably something along the lines of "A lieutenant colonel should have known better or at least have had the foresight to contact an immigration attorney before delaying a decision like that"