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(blatantly stolen by me from a comment on a different post where someone did the research I didn't feel like doing. H/T random person)

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-26/congress-wants-the-tsa-to-help-secure-amtrak-and-buses

Several U.S. senators want the TSA to focus more attention and resources on rail, highway, and marine transportation, which would mean greater security oversight at such places as Amtrak stations and Megabus coach stops.

A bipartisan bill introduced Thursday by Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) would require the TSA to use a risk-based security model for these transport modes and to budget money based on those risks. It would require a wider use of the agency’s terrorist watch list by train operators and more detailed passenger manifests along with tighter screening of marine employees. The legislation also would increase the TSA’s canine use by as many as 70 dog-handler teams for surface transportation.

Lest you begin hyperventilating, it’s virtually impossible to envision airport-style screening detectors or security queues snaked around America’s train and bus passenger depots. “This is very much not creating for bus or rail transportation the [security] model that exists for aviation,” said Frederick Hill, a spokesman for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, which Thune chairs.

Moreover, it’s unlikely Congress has the will or the wherewithal to fund any massive increase in TSA personnel, already stretched thin this year to handle airport staffing amid budget cuts. In the spring, airline passengers experienced extreme delays at many of the largest airports, leading to a national outcry and quick injection of funds from Congress. The TSA also shifted security agents among airports to ease the crisis. Now, with a budget impasse brewing on Capitol Hill, sufficient funding may again pose a problem for the agency.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/2843


https://www.tsa.gov/news/testimony/2016/03/01/hearing-fy17-budget-request-transportation-security-administration


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/06/us/tsa-expands-duties-beyond-airport-security.html


http://theweekincongress.com/2015/07/30/h-r-2843-tsa-precheck-expansion-act/
A bill pushing the agency to focus more on surface transport follows a critical report and an attempted bombing near a train station.
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Kitten update:
Almost a pound and a half now!
She has a little harness and leash now so she can come out of the kitty kennel and play without getting trapped in places where we can't reach her. 
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My kids are playing with Batman themed Lego's
I don't know the exact circumstances, but I know a Harley Quinn minifig was involved

And I heard my son say this:

I don't like light red,
And I don't like dark blue,
But I like the colors of you...
I love you!

I don't think he meant for it to be poetry, but it clearly was. lol
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This is an interesting read. Communal living makes sense from an economic standpoint, but not from an "I'm an introvert, please leave me alone." standpoint.

One thing that stood out is the part about random people just coming into your house all the time in the middle ages, I guess those RPGs where you just randomly go into people's houses and raid their treasure chests and smash their pots really wasn't all that inaccurate...
Communal living is hardly a departure from tradition—it's a return to how humans have been making their homes for thousands of years.
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Jesus Christ, AZ, could you get any more insane?
Every Arizona parent who has changed a baby's diaper is a felon, according to an interpretation of the state's molestation laws.
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Google image search "professional women's hairstyles"
And then search "unprofessional women's hairstyles"
Super messed up. 
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I like clean hair and not too messy at least.
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NPR reporters and editors are live annotating Monday night's debate. Read the latest fact check, analysis and context here.
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Love of my life was in an accident last night. He's ok.
A car stopped short in front of him, on the freeway, in rush hour traffic, so he hit the brakes hard.
Thank goodness he always wears his protective gear.
He's scraped up pretty bad, and the bike isn't in great shape, but all things considered it wasn't too bad.

He didn't end up in traffic, his bike didn't land on top of him, the bike ended up in traffic but the cars had time to stop, he had his gear on...

Still scary though.

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Always wear your gear... Always... Wish him the best from me.
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This little ball of fluff weighs a whole pound now, and is as feisty as you can possibly imagine. 
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Finally got to try this today.
It's definitely the superior way to eat a cupcake. Less mess, fewer crumbs, and excellent frosting to cake ratio in every bite. 
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I am a woman, wife, mother, (secular) homeschooler, and my family is the most important thing to me. 

My parenting technique is mostly "free range", and my homeschooling technique is mostly "child led" (though not quite unschooling).
I respect children as people and individuals, and believe that most children are far more intelligent, capable, and wise than we (people, collectively) typically give them credit for.  

I like hiking, camping, leisurely cycling, walking, and generally being outside.

I enjoy photography, Pentax cameras, knitting, crocheting, and making beaded jewelry.

I like helping people in need, and feel a sense of personal responsibility to try to  help people directly.  

I'm interested in nutrition, sustainable living, and learning and teaching my children as much as I can about as many subjects as possible. (and finding the right rescources to help us learn the things I cannot teach)

While I understand the natural desire to label things and people, and to associate with people of like mind, I also believe that if we stop making such an effort to segregate ourselves into groups by race, religion, politics, nationality, gender, ability, etc; we may realize that we are all HUMAN and learn to respect and accept each other as such. 
If we stop fighting for special or better treatment for whatever groups we have chosen to align ourselves with, and instead we all unite to fight for EQUAL treatment and freedom for ALL people, we can make a better world than we or anyone before us has ever experienced. 

I used to think that democracy was pretty great, but as I get older and pay more attention to politics, I think more and more that democracy is the #1 way to ensure that the majority always rules the minority. The only solution I can think of for this problem is to limit government enough so that ALL people have the freedom to live the way they choose (with the caveat that some sort of reprecussions should happen for any person that harms another).
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