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2023.06.09 16:50 I_nbk_I SOLO - bodyguard and hunter for a deep undercover Media

After taking advice on this subreddit, I talk to my GM. he said that we need to be versatile. Meaning we will certainly go in combat zone but also spend time in much wealthy environment. Our group is not heavy combat oriented.
My Solo is a former Body guard. (perception + Conceal/Unconc + Brawling + Melee) turned Bounty hunter (Tracking - street wise - Shoulder arms)
He lacks a lot in Tech, which is subject to many jokes by his teammates, especially because he can't take care of his own AR.
Party : 1 Media (which will be the center of gravity) + 1 Tech + 1 Fixer.
At the end of the day, it's a very basic build, no x2 skills. No fancy +1 attack bonus (yet). But a solo capable of doing some other stuff.
What do you think about the sheet ?


INT 8 - REF 8 - DEX 8 - TECH 2 - COOL 5 - WILL 8 - LUCK 5 - MOVE 6 - BODY 6 - EMP 7


Conversation 2 - Education 2 - Persuasion 2 - First Aid 2 - Human Perc. 2 - Streetslang 2 - English 4 - Local Expert 2


Cyberware: 1000eb
Weapon : 800eb
Armor : 200eb
Misc : 410eb
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2023.06.09 16:46 No_Competition4897 [HIRING] 25 Jobs in NY Hiring Now!

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Hey guys, here are some recent job openings , feel free to comment here if you have any questions, I'm at the community's disposal! If you encounter any problems with any of these job openings please let me know that I will modify the table accordingly. Thanks!
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2023.06.09 16:36 girlwithaseptum [College level Organic Chemistry: Mass Spectrometry] How am I supposed to solve mass spectrometry questions?

[College level Organic Chemistry: Mass Spectrometry] How am I supposed to solve mass spectrometry questions?
I tried watching youtube videos to understand how to solve this question, but I still don’t get how to solve this. How do you go about solving this question? How do you know you are supposed to take away an ethyl group? Am I supposed to calculate the mass for each answer choice and just subtract 29?? I’m genuinely so confused, please help 🥲
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2023.06.09 16:34 NorthernKingBull I lied because I was bored at work and now an entire team is being dissolved

On the intranet at work all the different teams have little social media pages. They're exactly what you would expect. Anyway, Big Fat Bob (BFB) from my team made a post on the catering page (there's a subsidised restaurant at work) about how he likes his bacon crispy but there isn't an option to put them on a grill used for frying eggs anymore.
In our teams group chat there was some discussion of this, postulating why they can't have crispy bacon anymore.
Bored, I decided to lie to entertain myself. I said it was because they need to accurately report our carbon footprint (we just had a meeting about doing this with all external contracts). So they just removed the option for double-cooking bacon, which they couldn't accurately track and thus report, so they don't upset the Green Initiative Team.
I then went for lunch.
When I got back it turns out there'd been a massive fight that came out of this, with people saying they had had it 'up to here' with all the ESG stuff and that the entire initiative was unworkable anyway. I think it was the straw that broke the camel's back for a few people, and everyone was trading shots and people have now formally requested that the new green initiative be put on hold. So an entire team of four people on the GIT are now working furiously to make the case for why themselves and their plans should still exist.
On top of that, people started complaining about the caterers stripping meat from the menu to improve the carbon footprint rating and because everyone's profile has their picture on it they know it was BFB who started all this. Their contract (they're out-sourced) is up for renewal and they now think it's in jeopardy, and when BFB went to pick up his favourite desert (Sicilian lemon cheesecake) the pastry chef picked them up and put them away. Could be to get a fresh batch, but BFB thinks it's personal.
My manager just asked me where I found all this out from and I said "oh I made it all up" and he burst out laughing.
Anyway, anyone else having Friday shenanigans?
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2023.06.09 16:30 studykitty Job Hunting Days 1 & 2

I'm on day 3, but I want a full record of everything for my own learning and motivation, so here we go.
Day 1
Went to the public library and skimmed through ALL of their job hunting and resume writing books.
Took out 6: 1. Fearless Job Hunting 2. What Color Is Your Parachute? 3. Resumes for Dummies 4. Best Key Words for Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviews 5. Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies 6. The Job Closer
Read Chapter 19 of Undoing Depression.
Reconnected with my Discord Study Group. Renewed our sleep, exercise, and study challenge.
Day 2
Read Chapters 1 and 2 of Fearless Job Hunting. Made a spreadsheet for key learnings and completed the ABCDE perspective resolution activity for correcting consistent-error pessimistic beliefs.
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2023.06.09 16:25 DoABarrowRoll Defending the Draft: New York Giants Edition (2023)

Hello to you, fellow ingrates.
Year 6 of DABR Defends the New York Giants from Criticism has arrived.

Season Recap

tl;dr: The Giants had their most successful season since 2016, and arguably since winning the Super Bowl in 2012 (if the draft spot/playoff success is the measurement) and went into draft night with the latest selection they've had since 2012, the first outside the top 11 since 2016.
Giants fans didn't really expect to win that many games this year. There were still some hopefuls for Daniel Jones but most people had come to terms with new GM Joe Schoen and new HC Brian Daboll pretty much setting up to replace him, declining his 5th year option.
It was the first year of this regime, they hadn't really been able to fix up the roster fully, etc. Most Giants fans I know were expecting a 4-7 win season, not sniffing the playoff race. Ha.
It all started week 1 vs Tennessee. It was honestly a story Giants fans have gotten familiar with. Look absolutely horrible in the first half of the game, but somehow struggle back into it in the second half, only to be dramatically disappointed at the end of the game. After Daniel Jones threw a red zone interception with just under 9 minutes to go, we thought that was pretty much it.
But then with 4 minutes left, Saquon Barkley rips off a 33 yard run, Daniel Jones converts a 4th and 1, and the Giants score a TD to pull them to just a 1 point deficit. Most Giants fans are thinking "okay he's gonna kick it, play for overtime, I respect that, we didn't think it would be that close anyways."
And then we see the offense staying on the field...uh oh. The offense wasn't exactly clicking on all cylinders to that point in the game, having been shut out in the first half. If we don't get it, the game is pretty much lost. Daboll calls a shovel pass, Saquon gets it, it looks like it's completely doomed...I'm thinking "here we go again, his first game and the media is already going to be all over him for going for it"...but Saquon fights his way in! Giants take the lead for the first time in the game. We're feeling good, Daboll's huge balls in that situation giving us some confidence.
Then the Titans methodically work the ball down the field (along with a couple of assists from Austin Calitro and Darnay Holmes), setting up a 47 yard field goal for Randy Bullock to win the game.
Now, I'm thinking, "of course this is what happened, they gave us some hope, now it's going to get ripped away from us, just like always. Story of the last few years at times."
...and then Bullock missed the kick. That was the start of what turned into a magical first half of the season, the Giants getting off to a 7-2 start, all 7 wins coming by a 1 score margin (though the Bears and Texans games were a bit cleaner than the final scoreline suggests), and 5 of them really coming down to big time plays in the last 5 minutes of the game.
The Titans story, taking the lead with 3:38 left in the 4th quarter and Julian Love sacking Baker Mayfield to force 4th and 15 the next drive against Carolina, Kayvon Thibodeaux and Xavier McKinney batting down Aaron Rodgers' passes in London, Love intercepting Lamar Jackson to set up the game winning score against Baltimore, McKinney and Love stopping Christian Kirk at the 1 yard line on the last play against Jacksonville.
All of those games are games that go against us in previous years. But this year was just different. And somehow through it all, there were Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones as well. Saquon was the focal point of the offense early in the season, Jones being efficient in a heavy, limited, play action focused passing attack.
All thoughts of the Giants earning a top pick and replacing Daniel Jones pretty much went out the window by week 4, and hope for Jones maybe finally becoming the QB he was drafted to be started to blossom in some parts of the Giants fanbase.
Things came crashing down a bit the next 4 weeks. Awful losses to Detroit, Dallas, and Philly, with a tie against Washington in there too that many Giants fans felt they deserved to win capped off a 1-4-1 stretch where the Giants simply did not look good. They looked more like what we expected the team to look like coming into the year. The playoff spot was no longer guaranteed, at 7-5-1. But a flexed SNF game against Washington would pretty much decide the season.
And the Giants took that win against Washington and ran with it. A close loss against the Vikings that was probably the best passing attack game of the season to that point, a dominating win against the hapless Colts that locked the Giants into the playoffs, and a surprisingly tight and scrappy game between the Eagles starters and the Giants backups gave Giants fans some hope headed into the playoffs. We didn't expect to win a Super Bowl, but the matchup against the Vikings seemed winnable.
And winnable it was, as in classic 2023 Giants fashion, they took a lead about halfway through the 4th quarter, and a couple of clutch plays on defense by Cordale Flott and Xavier McKinney ended the game.
Then we went to Philly and got absolutely ass blasted, ending our season.
That left the Giants with the 25th pick in the class, entering an offseason with a lot of business to take care of.

Free Agency Recap

The Giants had a lot more room to operate in free agency this year than last year, and Schoen was relatively creative in how he wanted to go about it.
The first step in that process though was figuring out the status of his pending free agents; most notably, the two who led the way on offense most of the year: Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley. The Jones negotiations were tense, Jones asked for the moon and the team was not having it. Eventually (literally right before the tag deadline) they settled on a 4 yr, 160m extension with 82m fully guaranteed and a boatload of incentives that could push the value up to almost 200m. That allowed the team to tag Saquon Barkley, whose extension talks are reportedly still stalled, as Barkley declined an offer worth almost 14m during the Giants' bye week, and continues to find the Giants' offer(s) unpalatable.
Speculation is that Barkley is seeking more guaranteed money from the Giants (greater than the sum of 2 franchise tags), but Barkley's camp is not leaking much (reportedly because Saquon doesn't want them to). And according to most reporters, Saquon is too competitive to actually sit out the season, removing his last bit of leverage.
Possibly the biggest addition of the Giants' free agency period was actually a trade: The Giants traded the Chiefs' 3rd rounder (acquired for Kadarius Toney) for TE Darren Waller. This is a huge move because the Giants were dead last in explosive pass play rate by a WIDE margin. Only like 6 individual team seasons since 2010 had fewer explosive passing plays than the 2022 Giants. That's something that Schoen and Daboll immediately set out to fix, and Darren Waller is one of the best explosive pass weapons in the league, leading all TEs in explosive pass plays this season despite playing just 9 games this year. Reports out of OTAs are that the Giants are expecting Waller to basically fill a "WR1" role for them; not necessarily in alignment but being the focal point of the offense, high target share, etc.
Schoen and Daboll followed that addition up with two more explosive pass play options: retaining Darius Slayton, and adding Parris Campbell to the room. Slayton is a solid WR, he's good for 600-700 yards when he gets run. His hands are inconsistent, but he makes up for it often. Campbell finally broke out having a healthy season for the Colts this season. I think Campbell is mostly insurance for Wan'Dale Robinson, who is coming off of a torn ACL, but if healthy should get primary run in the slot.
The Giants' other two main moves came on the defensive side of the ball, adding LB Bobby Okereke to a LB room that comprised of: Jarrad Davis, Micah McFadden, and Darrian Beavers (coming off a torn ACL). Much needed improvement in that room. The Giants also added Rakeen Nunez-Roches and A'Shawn Robinson to the DL room to improve the depth there; Dexter Lawrence and Leonard Williams were playing too many snaps, and the Giants were really bad against the run last year.
In the process though, the Giants lost both of their starting centers from 2022, Nick Gates and Jon Feliciano, as well as S Julian Love, who had been a consistent staple of the defense the last few years.

Draft Needs

The Giants roster was in much better shape this year than last year, but the team still had a number of problems:
  1. CB was still a HUGE need for the Giants, and one that had not been properly addressed yet. Adoree' Jackson had another very good year in 2022, but the spot across from him had been a mishmosh of misfit toys: Fabian Moreau had a nice little run, but struggled down the stretch. Nick McCloud got a lot of run at CB2 after being claimed on waivers from the Bills. Cordale Flott had been drafted as a nickel defender but got some run there. And the slot position wasn't much better, as Darnay Holmes continued to be a liability there. This position needed reinforcements. I've been a relatively vocal minority in the Giants fandom saying this has been the BIGGEST need the team had for a couple of years now (basically aside from the one year that we had Bradberry and Jackson both on the team).
  2. Despite adding Slayton, Campbell, and Waller, WR was still something the team needed. Specifically someone who could develop into a WR1 type player. The Giants WR room is relatively deep, but just adding Campbell and Waller and running back last year's group didn't feel sufficient. The team clearly was putting an emphasis on speed, separation, and yards after the catch ability.
  3. Center was a massive need. The Giants basically didn't have a center on the roster who had played meaningful NFL snaps. Ben Bredeson could move to center if needed, but it wasn't that solid of a plan. And in what seemed like a good center class, this seemed like a good way to solve that problem.
  4. LB. The LB2 spot currently will be either Jarrad Davis, Micah McFadden (who basically lost the job last year to Jarrad Davis), or Darrian Beavers (who tore his ACL last year). I think that says it all.
  5. RB: Saquon is on the tag, so you feel okay here, but the team has been seeking a solid compliment for him for a while. They were in on a few of the RBs last year and the value never lined up, and Matt Breida and Gary Brightwell didn't really cut it last year. They don't want to run Saquon into the ground early in the year like they did last year, so having a compliment for him is big.
  6. S: Losing Julian Love is a tough one. He played a lot of snaps and wore a lot of hats for this defense last year, especially with McKinney missing time with a hand injury. The team likes Jason Pinnock, and drafted Dane Belton in the early 4th last year, but more depth and competition here would be very welcome.
So let's get into the picks:

1.24: Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland

Seems like maybe Schoen agreed with me!
It was a lot harder to try to predict what the Giants would do this year, just by virtue of having a later pick. But the general consensus among the beat seemed to be that the team wanted to get a CB or an offensive playmaker with that first pick. I was a little skeptical of CB being an option, seeing how many mocks had all 5 of the top CBs off the board, but that often left WRs available.
So right after the Jets took Will McDonald at 15, if you looked at the board, only 1 CB had been taken and no WRs had been taken. That felt pretty good for the Giants.
Then Forbes and Gonzalez come off the board, and the top 4 WRs come off the board from 20-23.
That left the Giants feeling a little antsy. They had one guy they really wanted left, and negotiated a trade up one spot with the Jaguars to secure their guy: Deonte Banks.
This pick is perfect for what the Giants want to do on defense. Wink Martindale's reaction should say it all, if you go watch the Giants' behind the scenes videos on the draft process.
Banks is a tall, long, and athletic corner, which are all important traits for Wink's press man heavy defense. He's super fluid and smooth in his hips. He tested absolutely crazy. He also plays with a swag that I think Wink and Giants fans will come to really appreciate. He plays confident, he plays fast in terms of processing, and he plays physical.
He still has some development to go, I'm not saying he's going to be a top CB in the league from day 1. He wasn't a super ball productive corner, but that's not something Wink necessarily needs. It will take some time for him to get comfortable with the complexity of route runners in the NFL. But the tools are all there, and the Giants get a perfect scheme fit.
Banks will come in and immediately be the starter at CB across from Adoree' Jackson, and the trickle down effect that will have on the Giants depth chart at CB will be tangible.

2.57: John Michael Schmitz, OC, Minnesota

As this pick was coming up, Schoen and Daboll were discussing who to pick, and basically said "okay we're either going with Schmitz or (we'll get to that later ;) )".
Then the Bears traded up to the pick before the Giants pick. And Joe Schoen said "oh fuck." Daboll tried to calm him down and said "well I guess we're getting ."
Then the Bears took Tyrique Stevenson (good pick!), leaving the Giants the choice between the two players. And the Giants went with Schmitz.
Full disclosure: I was not a huge JMS fan in the draft process. I thought he was super solid all around, but he wasn't really impressive to me, there weren't a lot of overwhelmingly positive reps or traits in my eyes. I thought he was maybe a little heavy footed, especially in pass pro, and his testing kind of backed that up, and I didn't really see full unlocked power either.
I was probably a bit harsh on him in terms of the grade though. Like I said, he's a super solid player. There's relatively little to really complain about. He's smart, he's experienced, and he made few mental mistakes. His snaps were consistent. He is pretty strong though not crazy so. His anchor is really good, and he plays nasty and competitive, which is something the Giants are definitely looking for. It helps he had a really good Senior Bowl week too.
Was Schmitz my favorite center in this class? No. But he was for many people, and for some good reasons. Schmitz will come in and immediately start at center for the Giants, bringing the dead snap with him. If he can be the 3rd best player on this unit (behind Andrew Thomas and hopefully Evan Neal taking a step forward this year and being healthy), it'll be an immensely calming and steadying presence that should raise the OL play of the whole unit.

3.73: Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee

So you may be wondering: Who was Player X?
Well immediately after drafting Schmitz, Schoen looked around the room and pretty much said "what if we can still get ?" He decided that the price he was willing to pay was the Giants 4th round pick. And he and everybody else in the room started calling.
That included Brian Daboll, who leaned over and said "hey should I text [Rams HC Sean] McVay?" Schoen said "yeah sure go for it." And Daboll officially negotiated the Giants trading up from 89 to 73 to select Player X: Tennessee WR Jalin Hyatt
Hyatt is a really fun player to watch. The speed blows you away on tape. It's the kind of speed that even if you're not throwing it to him all the time, defenses have to take note when he comes on the field and play him differently. He's not necessarily slippery or elusive after the catch but (and I'm scared to frame it this way but I'm doing it anyway) the speed and acceleration gives him credibility there, the way that Odell was such a YAC threat on slants just getting to full speed and outrunning everyone.
He's a little high cut I think, and that leads to a little bit of trouble with crisper routes. He wasn't asked to run a very complex route tree at Tennessee, though I do think he has the skills to improve in that sense. The biggest concern for me is just how quickly we can get him up to speed beating press and playing through physicality. When he has room to work, he can beat CBs in a few ways, but NFL DBs will knock even very good WRs off their routes at times. And that follows through to contested catches.
The Giants' WR room is so crowded it's hard for me to say exactly what Hyatt's role will be starting out. The Giants started last year trying to use different WRs in different ways on a game to game basis. Then the wheels fell off obviously, with Shep, Wan'Dale, and Toney being hurt and Golladay stinking and all that. So I wonder if we see a return to that.
Hyatt can be a threat in a lot of ways, end arounds, screens, etc in addition to the obvious "go long" situations. Just how many reps he can carve out will be fun to track in training camp.
So the Giants come out of the first 3 rounds with 3 players who were commonly mocked to them at 25. Pretty good business! But let's get into day 3:

5.172: Eric Gray, RB, Oklahoma

The Giants traded away their 4th round pick to get Hyatt so they went 99 picks without making a selection.
Like I said earlier, the team has been looking for a compliment to Saquon Barkley for a long time, and they find it here with Eric Gray.
Schoen said he sees Eric Gray as a 3 down back. And you can definitely see why. He caught 88 passes over the last 3 years at Oklahoma and only dropped 2. He's also strong and physical, willing to pass protect. That physicality carries over into his running style, he runs hard and is willing to run through guys. He's bursty in short areas and has pretty solid vision in my opinion.
He's a compact guy, just 5'9 207. He's not super slippery or elusive, and he's not really a home run hitter. But in terms of finding a backup RB on day 3 to feed some of those tough yardage carries to and keep Saquon fresh, you could do worse than Eric Gray for sure.
The Giants ran a fair bit of "Pony" type formations in 2022, using 2 or even 3 RBs at times. The competition between Gray and Matt Breida for the true RB2 spot will be fun to see. Breida brings a little more explosiveness to the table, but Gray will certainly give him a run for his money. And depending on what happens with Saquon Barkley's contract situation, we may see even more of Gray down the line.

6.209: Tre Hawkins, CB, Old Dominion

When asked about what is different this year from last year, what improvements or what has gotten easier now that he's been in the chair for a full year, Joe Schoen talked a lot about really getting a good handle on what his coaches look for in players. And he singled out Wink in that respect because him and Daboll have worked together so much.
The Giants selection of Tre Hawkins really highlights that. Like with Deonte Banks, Hawkins brings a ton of physical traits. He tested through the roof. He has the length that the Giants look for. He's also super physical in both phases, run and pass, which Wink loves. ODU let him just play press man, so he's comfortable doing that.
He's a little slim still, so his frame needs some reworking, but that's common with CBs and especially ones from outside the P5 schools. He also has a lot of technique and FBIQ stuff to clean up. His footwork is messy, he's not always patient enough with his punch. His ball skills still leave something to be desired. He's still learning to read routes and manage space both in man and zone.
I figure Hawkins will come in and be a depth player and core STer for the Giants. If his play strength holds up against NFL scrutiny, he can definitely be a day 1 punt gunner. Wink has started calling Jerome Henderson the best DB coach in the league, so it'll be fun to see what Henderson can do with a ball of clay like Hawkins. Even if he ends up just being a STer and CB5 type guy, that's still a pretty good pick in the 6th round like this.
Also, sorry Patriots writer :)

7.243: Jordon Riley, DL, Oregon

Beating a dead horse at this point, but this is another pick Schoen highlighted as an example of his understanding of what Wink is looking for.
Obviously Riley is a flawed prospect, it's the 7th round. He was a 6th year senior who spent time at 4 different schools, starting at UNC, then going to JUCO for a year, then Nebraska for 2 years where he barely played, and finishing his college career at Oregon. PFF lists him as having just 534 career snaps in college despite the 5 years he spent at the P5 level. He wasn't very productive, partly because he barely played and partly because he's just not very good. He's not a good athlete.
What Riley does have, though, is size, strength, and knockback power. And that's what Wink is looking for in a depth NT. He eats blocks, stuffs up lanes, and just is hard to move.
Schoen put it this way:
"It’s hard to find these guys. When you get into the seventh round, you are looking for guys that maybe it will be hard to get at different areas. And another guy we spent time with, big run stopper in there, 6-foot-5, 330.
You walk out to practice, and there’s this 6-5, 330-pound guy, who piques your interest right there. Again, some of these guys in different schemes may not have the production, the tackles, the sacks. But for what Wink looks for in terms of size, length, knock-back — he possesses those traits.”

7.254: Gervarrius Owens, DB, Houston

Last pick in the draft and the Giants go back to the DB room. They took two CBs already, but some depth/developmental guys at safety would help. Enter: Gervarrius Owens.
Owens is a former CB turned S from Houston. The CB in him flashes to me on tape, I thought his ball skills as a safety were good. He's athletic enough to play pretty much any safety spot, including that single high spot that teams find difficult to fill. He's super physical and willing to play downhill and tackle. He's super experienced, he was a team captain and 4 year starter for Houston.
He makes a lot of mistakes, however. The angles he takes to the ball in both phases are super inconsistent. He missed a ton of tackles in college, so that technique needs to be worked on. The ball skills turned into PBUs rather than INTs; Wink won't mind that but some of them were like "he really should have just caught that."
Owens is another guy like Hawkins who looks primed to earn his roster spot on special teams and provide solid depth for the team's DB room. Wink likes to play 3+ safety sets, especially when he feels like he has a good group there. And the Giants' S room right now is basically Xavier McKinney and a bunch of question marks, so it's entirely feasible that Owens can come in and beat Dane Belton, Jason Pinnock, and Bobby McCain to earn playing time early on.


The Giants UDFA class included a few notable names. 5 total players who got 100k+ in guarantees:
  1. Bryce Ford-Wheaton, WR, WVU: The Giants gave Bryce Ford-Wheaton a LOT of guaranteed money for a UDFA: 236k, which is the full season PS salary plus 20k. BFW was one of "my guys" this year I was hoping for the Giants to get. He's got the size and athleticism to be really good, but he's a little one note right now. In a crowded WR room, I kind of doubt he'll make the roster without some injuries (or Wan'Dale/Shep being on PUP) but like other late rounders/UDFAs, if he can find some value on special teams, he's a fun upside swing.
  2. Dyontae Johnson, LB, Toledo: Another guy who got a lot of guaranteed money. The Giants needed some reinforcements at LB and clearly didn't find them in the draft. Super productive in college, very instinctive player, but I'm not sure if he can run with the league. He'll compete with the Giants mishmosh of LBs to play on special teams.
  3. Ryan Jones, TE/FB, East Carolina: The Giants have been searching for a kind of H-Back type for a while now. Last year they brought in Jeremiah Hall from Oklahoma, that didn't stick. Andre Miller, who was a WR at Maine, seemed like he was getting run at that spot in camp last year, but a broken arm ended his season. Chris Myarick ended up taking some of those reps. Ryan Jones kind of fits that mold as well.
  4. Habakkuk Baldonado, EDGE, Pittsburgh: The Giants' pass rusher depth is...not great. Behind Kayvon Thibodeaux and Azeez Ojulari, it's Jihad Ward, Oshane Ximines, and Tomon Fox. And Ojulari missed a lot of time last year. Baldonado could potentially come in and earn a spot over Ximines/Fox. He's got good play strength and power and fits what the Giants would need as more of an edge setter and run defender to give Thibodeaux/Ojulari a rest rep before letting them loose to rush the passer.
  5. Gemon Green, CB, Michigan: Another tough and physical corner. I don't think there's really a spot for him on this roster with the additions of Banks and Hawkins, and I think he's not quite the athlete the Giants look for at CB, but as a last resort/STer he can potentially get somewhere.

Final Takeaways

I did this last year because it was Schoen's first year here, but I like the idea of doing it every year. What can we learn from the way Schoen drafted this year that we can file away and learn for the future? What can mockers learn from this to inform them of who makes sense for the Giants.
And it's pretty similar to last year:
  1. Athleticism. Once again, pretty much every player the Giants drafted, and the UDFAs generally, were excellent athletes who tested well. The main exceptions being JMS (who was still a solid athlete) and Jordon Riley this year; where the exception last year basically was just DJ Davidson. This team has faith in its coaching staff and wants to give them players they can work with.
  2. Scheme/Roster Fits. I talked about it a lot with the defensive picks, but every single one is a "Wink Martindale" guy. What does Wink want for his system? This can be a little dangerous considering Wink was in the running for a HC gig last year, and another strong year might finally get him the HC job he has been looking for. If he leaves and the scheme changes, these players need to be able to match the new scheme too. But it's clear that the FO values the input of the coaching staff and there's really clear communication there. This also applies to the offensive side of the ball, where it's super clear that the team wanted more speed on offense, which pointed to Hyatt a little bit.
  3. Youth. This one is a little less applicable this year as they did draft a few older players, like JMS and Riley, even Eric Gray who turns 24 in November or Tre Hawkins who turns 23 over the summer. But Banks just turned 22, Jalin Hyatt will turn 22 in late September. It feels like maybe they felt more attached to the age stuff when they thought this was a full on rebuild, but now that they're hoping to be a playoff team again, they need some more instant contributors.
  4. Aggressiveness/willingness to trade. This is a newer one, as last year the Giants only traded back. But this year the Giants traded up twice, giving up 3 day 3 picks in the process. Schoen is not afraid to make trades in either direction. Up to secure guys he really wants (Banks/Hyatt), or down if there's nothing there. Schoen talked about having trades lined up in both directions with the first round pick, he had a trade down ready if there was no one he wanted left.
The Giants went into the 2022 draft clearly rebuilding, 5 picks in the top 81 and making 11 selections. This year, the team came into the draft with 10 picks and came out with just 7. Clearly the team thinks the depth is improving and wants to focus on building the championship contender they are looking to be.
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2023.06.09 16:20 boringhistoryfan Gradadmissions and the Reddit Blackout Protest.

By now many of you have probably heard a lot about The Open Letter about API Pricing. Some of your favorite subreddits may have signed up to protest. I'm sure many of you might be wondering what an API is. Subreddits like explainlikeimfive have highlighted in an easy way to understand what API is and why this is change is a problem. AskHistorians have explained in detail why so many Mods are upset and, frankly, disillusioned, in the wake of the Admin announcement.
To a lot of people, the API changes are not a big deal. To try and explain why we're joining up, I've gotten permission to use this post BestofRedditorUpdates shared which helps communicate the issues at hand for us.
If you use the Official Apps and have no issue navigating it, that’s great. You may not have known that third party apps existed, or why people prefer them. If you’re wondering why people can’t just use the official app, we can acknowledge that for many users it is simply a personal preference. They’re used to it (some of us have been using them for years before there was ever an Official App) or they might simply prefer it because of the designs and features. If you’re interested in a visual representation of why so many prefer third party apps, please check this bestof comment out for a side-by-side comparison.
For many mods, the mod tool support of these third parties largely makes our jobs much easier, which keeps the communities we all love safer. On a third party app, we can accomplish in two clicks what would take the Official App five. This efficiency means we can address more problems in the community in a more timely manner.
If you’re thinking to yourself, “If these apps are making a profit, Reddit deserves a cut!” we do agree. What most take issue with is that their API is being valued at 10-20x over what other similar services do, to the point where almost every app has released some kind of statement that indicates these changes will kill their apps. I could link to more statements like that, but you get the idea.
Before you ask “why can’t they just run ads to offset those costs”, Reddit has already decided this will not be an option for third party apps. One thing to be aware of as well is that even if a third party app manages to survive July 1st through a subscription based model alone, those apps will not have all the same content as the Official App. Namely, despite paying for the privilege of having a choice, NSFW content will be unavailable and invisible to those users.
If you’re thinking "well, I'm fine, I only use the mobile website via my chosen mobile browser" (chrome, mozilla, etc), you should be aware that Reddit has already been testing functions which eliminate mobile web browsing, and there is no guarantee that your preferred method of using Reddit won’t be next.
Limiting user choice, charging exorbitant and predatory fees, and refusing to communicate, are all significant problems that the BoRU team takes issue with. However, the one we find most egregious is what this change will do to members of Reddit’s blind community.
How are blind Redditors impacted by this decision?
In short, Reddit’s Official Apps leave a lot to be desired at best, and are barely functional at worst. The app on iOS has incorrectly labeled controls, doesn’t always work with swipe, and not all functions can be accessed. For blind moderators, it can be difficult to impossible to find the moderation functions necessary to moderate, and customizing layouts to better suit their needs or make the app easier to navigate is similarly difficult to impossible. Third party apps have addressed many of these types of issues because Reddit won’t, giving these underserved communities a voice that Reddit seems to have no problem taking away.
You might ask yourself how blind users navigated Reddit before there were apps, and the answer is that it didn’t always used to be this way, but it has certainly always had accessibility issues. In fact, discussions about accessibility have been going on for months, if not years. Just a few months ago, Reddit received a free consultation to make their mobile layout more accessible. Reddit did not follow up privately or publicly until the protest’s momentum started to build. Even after numerous, far more recent interactions with the Admin, there seems to be little progress or commitment concerning these issues. This type of interaction is exactly why we the BoRU mod team feel that Reddit is not making accessibility a priority.
Subreddits like blind are vital for the visually impaired in various stages of blindness, providing not just a source of communal support, but insights, strategies, and resources to navigate their new and changing lives. In the wake of Reddit's changes, subreddits like blind will be forced to go dark, leaving an already overlooked group without the invaluable support they both need and deserve.
These changes will also significantly impact volunteer run support subreddits such as transcribersofreddit and descriptionplease, which serve to allow visually impaired Redditors to read text images, and receive descriptions of visual content such as videos and images. These volunteers are indispensable to the blind community, because Reddit is the only social media website with no support for alternative text. As visually impaired Redditors are forced to use an app that is not designed with accessibility in mind, these communities will shrink, wither, and may cease to exist. (See this video for more details on this subject).
For many of us, third party apps are a choice or a preference, but they are an absolute necessity for the visually impaired. The BoRU team is of the opinion that pricing these apps out of existence before their own app is WCAG compliant is nothing short of passive discrimination.
The mod team of BoRU, and many others, feel that July 1st is an unrealistic timeline to make all the changes necessary to make their App accessible. At this point, the only reasonable course of action is for Reddit to publish a public list of key results that they are committed to addressing, and guarantee that third party functionality will be left unchanged until they do.
Here at BoRU we take steps to try and ensure our content is accessible. We ask our contributors to provide image descriptions and to transcribe text images. Sometimes transcribing those text images can take significant time, especially when those images are numerous multi-image text exchanges. Our OPs have never complained when we make that request, even though it is not an official requirement. We find it inexcusable that Reddit cannot do the bare minimum to ensure their visually impaired users have a voice and community.
Frankly, disabled individuals are often expected to pay a premium for the same basic things everyone else uses and enjoys for free. Visually impaired Redditors deserve equal access, and even if third party apps survive, they will not receive it. Those users will not have access to all of the content and features that the rest of Reddit will. Remember, NSFW content will be unavailable to regular users on third party apps, and yes, disabled people like porn too!
So what does this mean for us?
gradadmissions is going to stand in solidarity with the other subreddits protesting reddit's actions on the issue of how they are handling their API changes. Fundamentally for us, the issue is their determination to make things harder for users struggling with disabilities; a protest being spearheaded by blind and the fact that their actions make moderation even harder for many mods.
As a result, gradadmissions will be joining the blackout on June 12th for 48 hours. The subreddit will be private on those days, with a message explaining why we have gone private.
This means that no one will be able to access any of our content until the blackout is over.
Pending further developments, after 48 hours we will reassess the situation but gradadmissions will reopen since we recognize that this is an important resource for many and remaining indefinitely blacked out as many other subreddits might choose to do so will negatively impact those who need help and assistance.
We recognize that there will be voices both for and against this decision. And its important that even disagreement is voiced and heard. I'll be leaving this announcement post open, though it will be moderated the same as any other post in terms of the discourse that is allowed.
If you want to take your own actions but are unsure how to get news on the evolving status of the protest, check out ModCoord and Save3rdPartyApps to stay updated with the latest!
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2023.06.09 16:20 craftymethod Went on a deep dive to find interesting prompt ideas. Enjoy!

Keyword-based prompts Generating personalized product descriptions using user-specific keywords Sentence-based prompts Creating AI-generated sentences for users to expand on a given topic Multiple-choice prompts Designing a virtual reality quiz with interactive multiple-choice questions Fill-in-the-blank prompts Creating dynamic sentences with blanks for users to complete using AR technology Image-based prompts Utilizing 3D holographic images as prompts for creative writing Audio-based prompts Employing spatial audio prompts for immersive experiences in virtual environments Video-based prompts Using AI-generated videos as prompts for summarizing and analyzing content Code-based prompts Developing computing code challenges for users to solve Conversation-based prompts Implementing AI-powered digital assistants with advanced conversation skills Story-based prompts Creating immersive, interactive VR storytelling experiences Comparison-based prompts Engaging users in comparing AI-generated product alternatives Opinion-based prompts Encouraging users to share opinions on AI-generated content or scenarios Scenario-based prompts Presenting hypothetical scenarios in a virtual reality environment Problem-based prompts Providing complex, multi-disciplinary problems for users to solve collaboratively Survey-based prompts Developing adaptive surveys that change based on user responses Quiz-based prompts Creating AI-generated quizzes tailored to users' knowledge levels Game-based prompts Designing adaptive, AI-driven games with embedded prompts Interactive prompts Incorporating haptic feedback in interactive prompts for immersive experiences Task-based prompts Assigning tasks for users to complete in a mixed reality environment Prompt Testing Techniques Usability testing Evaluating user interaction with AI-generated prompts using eye-tracking technology User acceptance testing Measuring user acceptance of prompts generated by AI algorithms A/B testing Comparing the performance of different AI-generated prompts in real-time User testing Gathering user feedback on AI-generated prompts through virtual focus groups Split testing Assessing the impact of AI-generated prompts on different user segments Functional testing Testing the functionality of AI-generated prompts in various virtual environments Regression testing Ensuring that updates to AI-generated prompts do not introduce new issues Integration testing Validating that AI-generated prompts function properly within integrated systems Performance testing Measuring the performance of AI-generated prompts under extreme conditions Security testing Evaluating the security of AI-generated prompts and their potential vulnerabilities Compatibility testing Assessing the compatibility of AI-generated prompts across devices and platforms Load testing Determining the load capacity of AI-generated prompts before system failure Stress testing Analyzing the resilience of AI-generated prompts under high stress conditions Exploratory testing Investigating the effectiveness of AI-generated prompts without a specific plan Ad-hoc testing Relying on tester intuition to evaluate AI-generated prompts Technique Futuristic Example Usage Acceptance testing Ensuring AI-generated prompts meet predefined acceptance criteria Smoke testing Verifying basic functionality of AI-generated prompts before extensive testing Black box testing Examining AI-generated prompts without knowledge of the underlying AI algorithms White box testing Inspecting AI-generated prompts with full knowledge of the underlying AI algorithms Gray box testing Assessing AI-generated prompts with partial knowledge of the underlying AI algorithms Prompt Chaining Techniques Conditional prompts Generating dynamic prompts based on user behavior in virtual or augmented reality environments Branching prompts Designing adaptive AI-driven narratives with branching paths based on user choices Sequential prompts Creating a series of AI-generated prompts that guide users through an immersive learning experience Looping prompts Developing prompts that adapt and repeat until users meet specific learning objectives Randomized prompts Utilizing AI to generate a diverse set of prompts for personalized learning experiences Interleaved prompts Mixing AI-generated prompts with other content to enhance user engagement and retention Multi-turn prompts Crafting AI-generated prompts that simulate natural multi-turn human conversations Natural language understanding Implementing advanced NLU techniques to interpret user input in AI-generated prompts Natural language generation Employing cutting-edge NLG algorithms to create realistic, context-aware prompts Reinforcement learning Developing AI-generated prompts that improve through feedback loops and reward mechanisms Goal-based prompts Providing AI-generated prompts that guide users toward achieving specific goals in an immersive environment Emotion-based prompts Designing emotionally responsive prompts that adapt to users' moods and feelings Personalized prompts Leveraging AI to create highly personalized prompts based on users' preferences and history Location-based prompts Using geolocation data to trigger context-aware prompts for users in specific locations Time-based prompts Delivering time-sensitive prompts based on users' daily routines or special events Event-based prompts Triggering context-aware prompts based on real-time events or user actions Context-based prompts Generating prompts that adapt to users' current context, such as environment, social setting, or activity Group-based prompts Tailoring prompts to cater to the needs and interests of specific user groups Collaborative prompts Designing prompts that encourage collaboration among users in shared virtual spaces Feedback-based prompts Soliciting real-time user feedback on AI-generated prompts for continuous improvement Tutorial-based prompts Developing AI-generated tutorials that guide users through complex tasks or concepts Error-based prompts Offering AI-generated prompts that help users recover from mistakes or misunderstandings Help-based prompts Providing AI-generated assistance prompts when users need support or guidance Gamification-based prompts Integrating game mechanics in AI-generated prompts to enhance user engagement Social-based prompts Encouraging users to share AI-generated content or engage with others on social media platforms Knowledge-based prompts Designing AI-generated prompts that challenge or impart knowledge to users Humor-based prompts Developing AI-generated prompts that utilize humor to create enjoyable user experiences Linguistic-based prompts Crafting prompts that focus on language and linguistics for advanced language learning Cultural-based prompts Creating culturally sensitive AI-generated prompts that account for diverse user backgrounds Multi-language prompts Supporting multiple languages and translations in AI-generated prompts for global reach Natural language processing Enhancing AI-generated prompts with advanced NLP techniques for improved understanding Natural language generation Implementing cutting-edge NLG algorithms in AI-generated prompts for more natural output Technique Futuristic Example Usage Image recognition Developing AI-generated prompts that recognize and interpret complex or abstract images Speech recognition Integrating advanced speech recognition technology in AI-generated prompts Text-to-speech Implementing realistic text-to-speech synthesis for AI-generated prompts Speech-to-text Converting user speech to text for use in AI-generated prompts with high accuracy Sentiment analysis Creating AI-generated prompts that accurately gauge sentiment in user responses, even with slang or idiomatic expressions Topic modeling Developing AI-generated prompts that can identify and extract topics from large volumes of unstructured text Entity recognition Enhancing AI-generated prompts with the ability to recognize and extract complex entities from user input Dependency parsing Utilizing advanced dependency parsing techniques to analyze the grammatical structure of user input in AI-generated prompts Part-of-speech tagging Employing AI-generated prompts that can assign parts of speech to words in text with high accuracy Information extraction Designing AI-generated prompts that can extract structured information from complex or diverse unstructured text Named entity recognition Improving AI-generated prompts' ability to identify and extract various named entities from text Clustering Developing AI-generated prompts that can group similar items together based on semantic relationships Ranking Creating AI-generated prompts that can rank items based on user preferences, context, or other criteria Recommender systems Implementing AI-generated prompts in personalized recommender systems that suggest content or actions Reinforcement learning Applying advanced reinforcement learning techniques to AI-generated prompts for continuous improvement Rule-based systems Designing AI-generated prompts that use complex rule sets to make context-aware decisions or recommendations Fuzzy logic Incorporating fuzzy logic in AI-generated prompts to handle uncertain or ambiguous input Neural networks Leveraging artificial neural networks to make advanced decisions or predictions in AI-generated prompts Decision trees Utilizing decision trees to create AI-generated prompts that make context-aware decisions or predictions Support vector machines Applying support vector machines to AI-generated prompts for advanced decision-making or predictions Bayesian networks Implementing Bayesian networks in AI-generated prompts to make probabilistic decisions or predictions K-nearest neighbor Using the k-nearest neighbor algorithm for AI-generated prompts to make decisions or predictions based on similarity Random forest Employing the random forest algorithm in AI-generated prompts for robust decision-making or predictions Deep learning Utilizing deep learning techniques for AI-generated prompts to make advanced decisions or predictions Ensemble learning Combining multiple machine learning models for AI-generated prompts to improve decision-making or predictions Unsupervised learning Developing AI-generated prompts that learn patterns or relationships in data without supervision or labeling Supervised learning Creating AI-generated prompts that learn from labeled data to make more accurate decisions or predictions Reinforcement learning Designing AI-generated prompts that continuously improve through feedback and rewards, adapting to user needs and preferences
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2023.06.09 16:14 davidbWI OSDCloud Offline/Online device provisioning and deploy ISO/USB Key Guide

I condensed and validated instructions for setting up an OSDCloud USB Key or ISO to deploy any Windows version to a physical device or VM joined to Intune with an autopilot profile in your tenant without using group tags or manual hashing (I suggest using dynamic device groups based upon group tag -or- name prefix in the device profile since this process does not create a group tag)
I hope you all find this helpful. This avoids having to manually hash a device and its nice for wiping and fresh installing many pieces of hardware or VMs with different autopilot profiles.
Build a USB Key and Install Windows + Custom Drivers
Works with Dell, HP, Lenovo, MS Surface
(64/128GB USB Drive Recommended)
Install OSDCloud
  1. Make sure your using a Windows 11 22h2 Computer to build the USB key
  2. Run powershell as admin
  3. Run commands:
Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -Force
Install-Module OSD -Force
Install-Module AzureAD –Force
Install-Module WindowsAutopilotIntune -Force
Install-Module Microsoft.Graph.Intune -Force
  1. Install the Windows 11 ADK components below and install with default options
i. Only install “deployment tools” checkbox
  1. Install the Windows PE Add-on for the Windows ADK
i. Use all default options
  1. Install the Microsoft Deployment Tolkit(MDT) x64
i. Install the x64 version
ii. Use all default options
  1. Run powershell as admin
  2. Run command:
Download AutoPilot Profile JSONs and Copy to Folder
  1. Run powershell as admin
  2. Run commands:
$AutopilotProfiles = Get-AutopilotProfile
Foreach ($AutopilotProfile in $AutopilotProfiles) {
$TempPath = "C:\ProgramData\OSDCloud\Config\AutopilotJSON\"
if (!(Test-Path $TempPath)) {
New-Item -Path $TempPath -ItemType Directory -Force
$name = $AutopilotProfile.displayName
$ExportPath = $TempPath + $name + "_AutopilotConfigurationFile.json"
$AutopilotProfile ConvertTo-AutopilotConfigurationJSON Out-File $ExportPath -Encoding ASCII
$AutopilotProfiles = Get-AutopilotProfile
Foreach ($AutopilotProfile in $AutopilotProfiles) {
$TempPath = "C:\ProgramData\OSDCloud\Media\OSDCloud\Automate\"
if (!(Test-Path $TempPath)) {
New-Item -Path $TempPath -ItemType Directory -Force
$name = $AutopilotProfile.displayName
$ExportPath = $TempPath + $name + "_AutopilotConfigurationFile.json"
$AutopilotProfile ConvertTo-AutopilotConfigurationJSON Out-File $ExportPath -Encoding ASCII
Create OSDCloud Workspace
  1. Run commands:
Edit-OSDCloudWinPE -StartOSDCloudGUI
Create OSDCloud USB (for physical device deployment from cloud)
  1. Run command:
  1. Select USB Drive
  2. Run command
Add Drivers and OS Distros for Offline Deployment
Update-OSDCloudUSB –DriverPack *
  1. Select required driver packs for Dell, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft device models needed.
  2. Run command:
Update-OSDCloudUSB -OSName 'Windows 11 22H2' -OSLanguage en-us -OSActivation Volume
Select your OS from Business Edition: (Windows 11 22H2 x64) (Pro) (en-us) (volume)
OR (Use “Update-OSDCloudUSB -OS” to add whatever other OS version you want)
Create OSDCloud ISO (for VM deployment)
  1. ISO can be used from workspace located here to create VM
a. Run command:
b. Obtain from: C:\OSDCloud\OSDCloud_NoPrompt.iso
Install Windows from USB to Physical Device
  1. Boot from USB with ethernet connection or without if using previously downloaded windows/drivers
  2. OSDCloudGUI will start automatically
  3. Select autopilot JSON from dropdown menu
  4. Select Driver Pack based upon hardware model
  5. Select OS (Windows 11 22H2 x64) (Pro) (en-us) (volume) is our standard
  6. From Microsoft Update Catalog Menu select “Update System Firmware”
  7. Press OK
  8. Windows and drivers will install from internet or from offline USB if no internet available and they have been preloaded during USB creation
  9. Restart Laptop when complete and make sure internet is connected upon boot and logon with user account that will be using the laptop at welcome to companyname screen
  10. Automatic device provisioning will finish and log in as user. Wait at least a couple hours for all configurations and applications not apply and bitlocker to turn on and encrypt the drive
  11. Validate the device is compliant on Intune dashboard:
a. Windows - Microsoft Intune admin center
Reference Documents:
About -
OSDCloud #1 – Basics – Ákos Bakos (
About -
Configuration Files -
Create bootable USB w. Windows 11 incl. Autopilot JSON file – SIMSEN blog

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2023.06.09 16:12 rollersky Why left-wingers should be in favour of Freedom of speech

An actor everybody is pretty much somewhat familiar with, Rowan Atkinson that plays Mr Bean recently made an about 10 minute press release speech and statement. It was directly concerning the freedom of the people of the United Kingdom to merely express themselves, to perform the very human act of communicating and sharing.
The fact that the U.K is unfortunately by law a tyrannical state that dishes out criminal punishment to anyone who says anything anyone finds offensive, no literally they actually have laws that get you arrested for posting normal song lyrics and other mundane normal usage posts. It's from a recent yet slightly older law from 25 years ago, and it enables anyone to be charged with hate speech for saying or since the advent of social media posting anything anyone ever finds offensive.
I wish it were otherwise but unfortunately these authoritarian tyrannical laws are also present... in Australia and you have probably forgotten but they were on full display in 2019... when the Pharmaceutical companies became the wealthiest and most profitable companies on Earth... the same companies that sponsor Political Parties,... and Television advertisements,... Social Media companies (like the one your on now) and literally run the tests and produce all medical scientific papers (studies, theories, hospitals, physicians on payroll, fund entire hospitals and livelihoods... etc. etc.) The best example I can remember of the absolute Tyranny Australia was under is a case whereby a pregnant women in Victoria was arrested for writing on a Facebook post that she was against lockdowns and supported the protests against them... the Police came and arrested her... for 'Hate Speech'... it luckily enough got picked up media companies (TV stories and articles). Luckily. So the police, after dragging this pregnant woman kicking and screaming out of her apartment (not exactly literally) let her go without charge. Only out of the fear of public ridicule and hatred that would have emerged. She was lucky that happened. Very very lucky. And there is no way she should have had to have been 'lucky' for merely making a post on Facebook. Had it not been picked up by media companies, that pregnant woman could have still been in prison to this very day (though possibly and likely house arrest or community service).
America simply does not have this problem as written into the very constitution as the 1st Amendment to their constitution by the founding fathers in all of their wisdom, intelligence, good faith and if your religious like they where, filled with divine enlightenment wrote it such that the Government in America has no ability to write any law to restrict people's rights to express themselves (Freedom of Speech), restrict the press (because back then they lacked smart phones, social media and all modern technology, which should be obvious but perhaps it is not and is difficult for people today to even begin to imagine life back then despite it being very loosely similar to today's world) and finallu restrict people's religious freedoms (written in reverse order to this because they were all wise God loving, humble, noble and brave men.
America's 1st Amendment is the only Freedom of Speech law written into its very constitution in the entire world, it is the reason that America is referred to as 'Land of the Free' and the second part of that phrase, 'Home of the Brave.'. As for protests, peaceful assembly had always been constitutionally protected, not violent assembly so riots and revolution is still very much illegal and is met with lethal counter force every time. [As a side note, if peaceful assembly fails to prevent America becoming a Tryrannical State, then the 2nd Amendment is the fail-safe. As the wisdom of the founding fathers literally argued and intendeded]
Australia does not have that phrase and frankly I feel that every Australian that knows that, feels a deep unspoken, subconscious shame over that fact and far more importantly that all Australians simply do not have the constitutional right to even speak their minds freely, as every human being alive desires.
As Rowan Atkinson stated 'Hate Speech' is not real. It is a term used to silence, censor and remove power from whomever those in power disagree and dislike or are offended by. There are seemingly endless examples from history of the evil deeds of enactment of those disliked by existing powers for example, Galileo (ostracised and persecuted by the church and all religious folk for merely stating he believed that the sun was the center of the Galaxy and not the Earth), Nikola Tesla (defamed by the work of Tomas Edison and countless people trying to claim his inventions as their own by way of patent theft and lies for the purpose of advertising like don't by an American organisation NPR over the discovery of radio), (Jesus Christ himself by his crucifixion by my Ancestors, the Romans) and as the last example, the NAZI's by locking up any intellectuals that disagreed or dared critisize any of their doctrine and propoganda, their torture of anyone condemned for death by way of countless sadistic and grotesque torture methods, and some though quite few, for scientific discovery purposes, their burning of the books followed in time by bodies, and lastly their brutal slaughter of the Jews, no evidence of wrongs but only stirring words and speeches from their beloved demagogue, Adolf Hitler and gigantic amounts of absolute propoganda distributed to the masses, orchestrated by NAZI Propoganda Chief Joseph Goebbels and his team. (Which every highschool student should have, though potentially didn't, have already learned from Highschool History class, at least in every Public School, Private Schools may be permitted a different curriculum.) Offensive caused by speech has only 1 solution. More Free speech, Rowan Atkinson a famous actor that has probably more wealth than this entire subreddit conveyed this message, and it would seem as an absolute truth as far as I can tell.
I have written this in hopes of sparking and pasing wisdom and knowledge into whoever needs to have read this. And hopefully you will pass this type of message on yourself from now on. Australia needs the Right of Freedom of Speech written into its very constitution. As demonstrated during COVID19 it needed it years ago but now even more than ever.
And to those that would say it will do nothing but allow mass disinformation, manipulation and mislead people, I would say this, history has proven you absolutely dead wrong on that statement and sentiment, the only solution to offense from speech is more Free Speech and if you silence, censor or try more modern trends of the same kind known as deplatforming or cancelling, then all you do, all you achieve, everything you are trying to stop will only be made stronger, more resilient and more popular then ever before. As examples, take Jesus Christ, he has the Roman equivalent of being hung drawn and quartered, he was crucified, publicly executed like a lamb to the slaughter to send a message of absolute obedience being required to the rest of the herd. Yet because of that Christianity exploded and has been far more viral than COVID19 or any viral video has ever been to date. And for modern times look at Tucker Carlson, deplatformed by pressure from Pharmaceutical companies, lawsuits from shitty voting machine companies and pathologically idealogically fanatic ex employees in lawsuits. Tucker Carlsons show on Fox was the most popular show on Fox News and it drew in about 2 million people every night to watch it... after he was fired... is now getting 35+ million on the regular after he started up on Twitter. I do so imagine that actuall that will be an understatement in the coming future as currently he's on his 2nd episode ever. The 'Streisand Effect' in full unbridled, unstoppable force.
Every Australian deserves the right to express themselves freely, meaning free of all Government persecution and all possible Government and legal persecution. This is and has always been a left wing idea, as the rule of Tyrants; Dictators, kings Pharaohs, Caesar's, Shoguns, Kahns, Lords, Nobles Knights and Emperors have always, always been majority perpetuated by people with conservative temperaments, whereas free thinkers, creative and imaginative people are the minority of people perpetuating the rule of Tyrants.
We here in Australia critisize China for authoritarianism and tyranny when there is weakness in our own ranks. 'Those in glass houses should not throw stones' - some famous person, 'never lay cannonfire on your enemy with a glass cannon' -me. Western countries, especially our home country Australia's true colours, true laws and beliefs of of Australian people were broadcasted for the world to see during covid. And they paint a very dark authoritarian picture of our nation to the world, something China is more than smart enough to take advantage of... and much to our chagrin they are and have been since Covid ended for us. Chinese propoganda, their Television Channels, all Chinese State OWNED... all of them constantly bring up how Australia, England and America all were even worse if not just as bad as China was during Covid19, and as the best and most convincing propoganda always is... its harrowingly mostly true. (Only, partly mostly thankfully) but domestic Chinese TV isn't the most important propoganda outlet taking the easy win by using our sins in their propoganda... no, that would be the Confucius Institute in Australian Universities. China's unelected ruling communist party (communist in name only these days, just a full bull authoritarian tyranny is their ideology nowadays) main propoganda outlet in Australia is a Chinese University group called the Confucius Institute (I could be wrong about the name and I've spent too long writing this to be bothered to look it up). They target young, impressionable Chinese men and women when they are studying abroad in Australia's universities, our most popular young adult Chinese attraction, I dare say, maybe even 'Global young adult Asian attraction' as I once met a man from Tibet who said exactly that in a course I had to take for my construction job (white card). The Confucius Institute goal is promote CCP propoganda via demonising the way Australia and all Western countries are so that as few young people ever believe in the ideals of Democracy and want to return to China, such that the CCP can perpetuate its tyrannical rule over China forever. Idealogically brainwash 'loose ends' - Mafia Terminology if you understand. They thanks to what happened to Australia under the Lib/Nats Coalition 2019 to late 2022 they distribute and spread half truths about Australia and countless other lies about every part and aspect of life in Australia as well as pay members of their organisation to organise pro China protests, (sign holders and chanters) in Australian Universities, footage of this circulated sparsely in Australian media and articles during 2014-2018 roughly though probably a bit before too. They actively seek out and target specifically ethnically Chinese and often try to emotionally blackmail them, incite fear into them, speak exclusively their propoganda to then and rarely but almost certainly literally blackmail them using the threat of violence, torture and death of their families back in China. Naturally there's no direct evidence of that claim except for Chinese Father and Husband in England that was blackmailed (husband of high ranking shipping Port official wife) they abducted his wife and child and forced the wife read a script to the husband over the phone (utilised emotional and physical blackmail and just directly veiled and unveiled threats, I recommend you look up interviews from the husband) and if you look up the articles of the Confucius Institute from IDK 2011-2018 and have the ability to interpret from what the articles found you can tell the Confucius Institute, only has 1 purpose, to try and perpetuate the CCP's rule of China and stop and protest against their rule, specifically stopping Tiananmen Square type protests from ever happening again. The Tianamen Square Massacre was a global well known proverbial black eye to China that severely hampered every nation's diplomatic relations with China for close to half a century, and the CCP didn't like that as even Tyrants love swimming in money, also the CCP loves stealing technology through trade espionage, China's MAG Lev trains and their entire car industry is built off stolen technology from Western companies dumb enough to deal with companies owned by the CCP. Naturally the Chinese who have been or are being 'convinced' by the Confucius Institute are always the biggest promoters of Anti Freedom ideas, especially the death of Freedom of Speech via hate speech crime laws such as: incitement of violence laws (Victoria mainly), offensive Tweets, Facebook Posts, Instagram Posts,,, Goddamn Reddit posts all hopefully being made illegal and the Liberals God awful rich persons almost exclusive digital world referee, The new E-Safety Commisioner. And like all the God awful Tyrant Commissioner's from TV shows and books if the E-Safety commisoner ever... EVER gets in the hands of the Liberals again it will be used against the normal people of Australia to beat the collective will of normal free thinking Australian's to the ground if not to death. Only complete dumbass Liberal Supporters usually dumb beer drinking sky news watchers (usually fossils) and Young Adult Chinese University Students support ANY of the laws and speech referees I just mentioned.
Again please war h the video I linked at the tiop and if the Politcal State of the U.K interests you for whatever reason then I recommend: Count Dankular (his second channel) the first person in Scottish History tried and found guilty of 'Hate Speech'... from a freakin comedy video. Where he's mocking the very thing they charged him for supporting [funny pug salute video as a direct hint]), Jonathan Pie (excellent wit, fantastic satirist and insult wordsmith wizard, also very yelly, I like him) and lastly full Aussie Jordan Shanks himself, the namesake of this subreddit, FriendlyJordies. Whenever he actually gets round to covering the U.K his analysis is excellent.
Also a guy from YouTube channel Sargon of Akkad though... fair warning, his videos are really boring but he is quite very articulate.
All Australians deserve the Right of Freedom of Speech. And unfortunately, on Reddit in particular I see far too many Tyrannical Speech Law sympathisers which I personally find truly disgusting and as much as I hate the authoritarian ideas you spout, I will defend your right to say and spread them. If your a real FriendlyJordies fan or agree with his ideas and rhetoric than I already know you support all Australians Right of 'Free Speech'.
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2023.06.09 16:03 Thisvthat Anime On Amazon: The Collapse of Anime Strike

Here's a link to the video [6:17]


On January 12, 2017, Amazon launched Anime Strike–an anime focused subscription service– in the United States. It was launched on Amazon Channels, a program that allowed Amazon Prime customers to subscribe to various channels like HBO, Starz, and Showtime through their platform. If you decided to subscribe to Anime Strike, you wouldn’t have to see any ads but it would cost you $4.99 a month. In addition to video-on-demand, the service would also be simulcasting various shows from Japan, like Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga. In order to pull more fans to the service, Amazon had acquired the exclusive U.S. streaming rights for several anime, including Scum’s Wish and The Great Passage.
Anime Strike was Amazon’s first attempt at creating an original channel. As for why they decided to target anime fans, they thought that they could fill a gap left open by traditional media. According to Michael Paull, Amazon’s Vice President of Digital Video and the lead of Amazon Channels, “With anime in particular, there’s a strong, passionate audience that is underserved by traditional pay TV.”
The service faced criticism immediately upon release, with its price at the center of attention. As mentioned previously, Amazon Channels were only available to Amazon Prime customers, and each channel required its own, separate, subscription. Meaning that you’d have to pay $99 a year, or $12.99 a month, for Amazon Prime and then an additional $4.99 a month if you wanted to watch Anime Strike. This would make it significantly more expensive than other anime streaming services like Crunchyroll and Funimation, and still more expensive than less anime-focused services like Hulu and Netflix. And, unlike Funimation and Crunchyroll, there wasn’t a cheaper, ad-supported, option for viewers. If all you wanted to do was watch the anime on Amazon’s new service, it wouldn’t be cheap.
When Anime News Network asked about why they decided to charge an additional fee on top of a Prime subscription, here was Michael Paull’s response, “Well, the definition of TV has changed a lot over the last couple years. At the highest level, there's increased customer choice with the growth of on-demand programming and the proliferation of channels and ways to get those channels. It's become all about bringing customers what they want to watch, when and where they want to watch it. That's what we've done with Anime Strike. There's a passionate group of fans who would love to have anime content all in one place, and to do that made sense – to create a separate, dedicated channel. There's much more anime content available as part of the subscription than what can be found in Prime Video, which is similar to other channels like HBO, or PBS Kids for example.”
While it would feature more than 1000 episodes and movies, Anime Strike’s catalog wasn’t very impressive when compared to Crunchyroll and Funimation. But, with the Spring anime season just around the corner, they didn’t waste time. In March, they signed deals with both Sentai Filmworks and Aniplex. And, on April 5, 2017, Anime Strike announced their Spring line-up, which featured 12 shows, with 10 of them being Anime Strike exclusives. And these exclusive agreements highlighted another problem that fans had with the service: further fragmentation.
After Funimation and Crunchyroll’s partnership agreement was signed in 2016, it looked like anime fans would finally have an “all-in-one” streaming service. If you wanted to watch simulcasted anime, a Crunchyroll subscription would get you most of the way there. If you wanted dubs, the same was true for Funimation. But with Anime Strike in the mix, and gobbling up several popular exclusives, this was no longer true. And it seems as if Amazon’s strategy was paying off. In a statement to Forbes, Amazon announced that Anime Strike was performing better than they expected. “Anime Strike is performing great… Signups are higher than initial projections as we add more content and more features. Besides new episodes every week and new shows every season, we’ve been able to introduce new things that anime fans weren’t able to get before like the ability to download and watch thousands of episodes or movies on Anime Strike to their smartphone and tablet (which is awesome for anyone who’ll be traveling a lot this summer) or a free manga every month from ComiXology.”
And all of those signups were from the United States. From the very beginning, Amazon hadn’t been willing to say anything about releasing Anime Strike in other markets.
[Mother’s Basement]: “Amazon Prime Video only just became available to Canada this winter, when it was also rolled out to the rest of the world. But, even now, it feels like the ‘rest of the world’ is an afterthought for Amazon. The Prime Video app still isn’t available on any Canadian app store for any of the devices that are currently plugged into my TV. And the actual Anime Strike service isn’t available here at all. Which means that what few shows that we do have are one, or more, episodes behind and we have no way to access their premium simulcast service.”
When asked about this on launch day, they didn’t have anything to say. And when asked a similar question by Forbes in May, their response was a little longer, but still didn’t say anything.
News slowed down until June 30, when Anime Strike announced their summer line-up. However, there was a significant drop off in the number of exclusives. Out of the 11 new shows in the line-up, only three of them were exclusives. And, while no one knew it at the time, this was the beginning of the end. News would dry up over the course of the summer season, and the channel’s social media accounts went silent. Anime Strike would release its Fall line-up on October 3, and it would only include two exclusive shows. News would dry up again and the winter season would pass without Anime Strike releasing a new exclusive line-up. Then, on January 5, 2018, less than a year after the service was launched, Anime Strike was shut down. All of the content that was originally exclusive to Anime Strike would be available through Prime Video, and all existing subscriptions to the channel would be automatically canceled.
Despite its problems, it was surprising to see the service shuttered so quickly. Amazon was, at least initially, willing to dump lots of money into the service in order to secure exclusive streaming rights and pull in customers. But it looks like, at some point in the middle of 2017, things changed. According to Justin Saviks, The Answerman, “Anime Strike's demise wasn't solely because it disappointed the market it was trying to serve, though. The service was one part of a much bigger picture: the fact that Amazon's streaming service just isn't doing well, in general. The last quarter of 2017 was a tumultuous one for Amazon Studios. After a promising early start … the network spent an ungodly sum of money on shows that ultimately failed… Anime Strike and its sister service Heera (which specialized in Bollywood movies) were part of the vision of that old regime. When the new management took over, they no doubt saw how the two secondary services were performing and decided not to continue throwing money at them. We can only guess as to their logic, but they no doubt have bigger fish to fry. Rather than continuing to throw money at a small audience that's turned hostile towards them, I'm sure they think it a better idea to concentrate on making a new mainstream hit [Edited for clarity].”
Anime Strike is an interesting note in the history of anime streaming. Despite lasting for less than a year, it managed to become, probably, the most hated anime streaming service ever.
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2023.06.09 16:02 Edward_Stivenson How to Write a Discursive Essay: Awesome Guide and Template

How to Write a Discursive Essay: Awesome Guide and Template
Generally, if you are studying for an academic degree, you most definitely will have to write an essay. This type of academic paper comes in various types, including a discursive essay. What is a discursive essay? In a nutshell, it is a formal paper that has to express an author’s neutral position regarding a topic. If you wonder how to write a discursive essay, there are several common options:
  • Expressing your impartial view on the topic
  • Providing arguments for or against the matter
  • Presenting a few problem solutions
Remember, a top-tier discursive essay usually has a calm tone, unlike a persuasive essay. Besides, it’s best to avoid slang and other types of informal language in a paper like this. If you need the best results you can either buy an essay paper or spend the time to learn the main rules on how to write a discursive essay yourself.
What Makes a Good Argumentative Essay?
According to the discursive essay definition, this kind of work represents a strong position with reliable backup. Hence, creating a good argumentative paper requires meticulous preparation. Some might believe that writing relies on pure talent, but it’s just one of the components of success. Let’s unpack the secrets of an A+ essay!
Opt for a controversial topic
You might be wondering: “How do I stay original?”. People often choose to play safe and pick common essay themes. But if you want to be unique, it’s best to choose something unusual. Fortunately, there are numerous unconventional discussion topics today. Ideally, the theme should be both unusual and familiar to you to make it easier to provide interesting cases and back them up with arguments. It's quite another matter if you have the task of "do math homework". Mathematics is an exact science, and accordingly you need to have the necessary knowledge.
Strong thesis
After you've selected an unconventional topic, the goal is to come up with a strong thesis statement. To clarify, an essay must contain a statement that narrows down the view on a broad problem. Avoiding statements that are obvious and hardly debatable is key. Instead, stick to the controversial subjects that are easy to support with facts.
Thorough research
Another top priority before starting an essay is digging through different sources of information beforehand. To rely on word of mouth exclusively is ineffective. Take your time to find supporting evidence, especially if the theme is new to you. A lack of technical knowledge often leads to errors in an academic paper. Any discursive essay example must have relevant sources.
Discursive Essay Outline
Indeed, learning a discursive essay definition is hardly enough to create a great paper. The second essential step is to memorize the structure of such a paper. Normally, the discursive essay outline includes:
  • Introduction
  • Main body
  • Summary
A key rule is to express one thought in one paragraph. This way, the text becomes easier to perceive. Overall, the secret to creating a top-notch academic piece is in making it logical, coherent, and engaging. An author’s goal is to make the narration seamless, so each part should naturally flow into the next one. To find out what is a discursive essay, memorize the outline and its contents.
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Introduction: How do you start a discursive essay?
Even though a discursive essay introduction takes up a small part of the whole paper, it is of immense importance. In short, the introduction helps a reader get acquainted with the work. Write an intro to cater both to you and your audience.
Compressing the general idea and its topicality into a couple of sentences requires talent. Brevity is the soul of wit! A discursive essay introduction is essential as it delivers the relevance of the problem to the public. What is more, a good introduction can spark an interest in the most indifferent people.
Main body: Arguments
Once you are done with the discursive essay introduction, it's time for the main body paragraphs. Analyzing numerous discursive essay examples helps in defining the main body principles. First, build the opening paragraph, since it contains an author’s opinion on the matter.
Secondly, take time to lay out the arguments and counterarguments. Dedicate separate paragraphs to every point. It is essential to start each paragraph with topic sentences. According to the discursive essay definition, your top priority is gathering information on the matter. Therefore, all the statements should have a reliable source like specific literature, statistics, personal examples, and other supporting evidence.
Besides, you can see a skilled writer from afar by the way they list their arguments. A high-quality layout tells a full-fledged story through main body paragraphs.
Conclusion: Summing up your thoughts
For the final part of every discursive essay, it's necessary to write a conclusion. Just like the discursive essay introduction, it assists in framing the main part. Here, a writer summarizes all the previous points and even states their personal opinion if needed. A crucial requirement is to reference only the mentioned arguments and avoid introducing new information.
Additionally, the purpose of a conclusion is to encourage future discussions among the readers. There is no better compliment than their desire to do further research. Some authors prefer to include their predictions on the essay topic. Again, all the assumptions should be based on relevant data.
Discursive essay topics: Best ideas
By all means, a beneficial discursive essay sample is a life-saver for a student. Luckily, there are tons of intriguing and entertaining discursive essay topics. Picking the subject that amazes you is the key to success! Here are a few discursive essay examples for creative writing.
Health topics
  • Are too many skincare treatment steps necessary?
  • The boom of SPF products and its consequences
  • The impact of weighted blankets on our mental and physical state
  • Baby sensory videos: short-term delight or long-term nightmare?
  • K-pop reign and the epidemic of skin bleaching
  • Is listening to healing frequencies just a trend?
Technology topics
  • Should Metaverse educational institutions replace traditional ones?
  • Why are so many people skeptical about NFT?
  • Potential threats and possibilities of deepfake technology
  • No more nightmares? Sleep engineering and the quality of rest
  • The eye in the sky: do drones take our privacy away?
Education topics
  • How do students suffer from teachers’ professional deformation?
  • Are there alternatives to modern classrooms?
  • The detrimental effect of excessive school noise on academic performance
  • How can we stop modern students from treating online lectures like podcasts or background noise?
  • What is wrong with beauty contests at educational institutions?
  • Should teaching methods vary to cater to students with ADHD?
  • Do individual preferences of some students negatively affect group well-being?
Essay topics for high-school
  • The impact of hyper-realistic beauty filters on the modern society
  • Should there be concerts with holograms of no longer living superstars?
  • No-backpack trend in schools: what are the other ways to stimulate students’ creativity?
Essay topics for college
  • Is it wrong when parents exploit their children to gain followers and likes on social media?
  • The necessity of mental health days in schools and universities
  • Is it possible to lengthen the attention span of Generation Z?
  • Why do university graduates overestimate their future salaries?
  • What makes remote workers protest against going offline again?
  • Is it time to move away from hustle culture?
Environment topics
  • Will fast fashion drown us in the piles of clothes?
  • Who is more guilty of pollution: corporations or end-users?
  • Can the trend for secondhand beat the destructive results of overconsumption?
  • Can traveling ever be sustainable?
  • Tote bags and metal straws: a drop in the sea or sufficient good for the planet?
Sport topics
  • The dark side of overexercising
  • How can we fight verbal and physical abuse from coaches?
  • Can you put E-sports in the same line as regular sports?
Culture topics
  • What is the problem with doing Asian-inspired makeup?
  • Where is the fine line between cultural appreciation and appropriation?
  • Do most companies use diversity just for profits and reputation points?
  • The importance of racial representation through skins in the metaverse
  • How is the fetishization of Japanese people detrimental to their culture?
To sum up, a discursive essay helps people express their opinions on controversial topics and back up their statements. This type of work requires meticulous preparation and sticking to a set of particular rules. However, an author can get creative with the essay topic that sparks their interest. The Internet most likely contains a suitable discursive essay example.
Discursive Essay: Template
Here is a good example of a discursive essay from our service:
Should Metaverse Educational Institutions Replace Traditional Ones? (pdf)
We also recommend that you read some exemplification examples, perhaps they will be of interest to you.
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2023.06.09 15:57 DoubleSwitch69 Simple but customizable alternatives to VR meetings

I would like to create some sort of virtual room to share with a small group, mainly kids, someone suggested to me frame VR, gave it a try but I think it's too much on the environments and to less on customization, although putting different kinds of media on walls would be a great feature to have.
But that got me thinking, with so many clunky VR software out there, how come there is no 2D or isometric meeting rooms? maybe I just don't know what to look for, so that's why I am here. Since I don't know what exists in this field, I'm open to a wide range of suggestions, although it's practically impossible to use paid software in this case.
TLDR: Free customizable virtual room for collaborative work and file sharing; Something like the offspring of 2D Minecraft and Google Drive
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2023.06.09 15:54 HeMakesMonsters Is Instagram rearranging anyone else's Stories?

For my Social Media Marketers.
This has been happening the past week or so any time I try to share a group of Stories at once. I pick the images, add my links, etc, and when it goes live it's completely out of the order I chose.
I've done this a few times with pure chaos dictating the order each time. It's gotten to the point that I have to put each story up individually to make sure it goes in the order I want.
Anyone else ever deal with this?
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2023.06.09 15:53 Zealousideal_Pop4599 Downloading Tushy/Tushyraw videos

Since rarbg is down, is there any other prominent way to download the tushy/other vixen media group videos in 1080p hd in torrent (ktnbq)?
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2023.06.09 15:52 SimplyRobbie Let me get this right...

So first they come to your door and they talk to you about God or whatever. I don't care what name they give it. You start going they start convincing you that hey we're different we're real. And after you're there for a while they start pressuring you into becoming a witness. (First-hand experience) but then when you become a witness you are held accountable to duties of a witness. But before that they gaslight you and believing it's healthy for you to distance yourself from all of your other friends by insinuating that because they're not a witness that they're going to corrupt you in some even small way. So you've left your friends behind you've joined this group and now if you don't do the work that they ask you to do for free also while asking you to give them money they will push you away turn their backs on you and leave you with no one unless you come back and repent.
If you get rid of the god aspect then it's just a free slave labor cult. And I'm happy to call a cult because of religion or not if leaving the group means you're disbanded from everyone you cared about then they didn't actually care about you. And no gaslight you into saying we do care about you it's tough love turning around on you. If you turn your back on God then you turn your back on us. But this is nothing but manipulation tactics used for centuries through every form of governmental power dictatorship communist it doesn't matter. The point is it's manipulation simple as that. Your gas slit into believing that you're doing something wrong by not wanting to join their cult or give them money or spend your days going door to door knocking on doors or going to their headquarters and building their s*** for them for free all under the so-called discipline of their God. There are so many examples of this in the real world of other religions that took it too far got exposed and collapsed. I feel like the only reason this has not happened with the witnesses is because they keep everything so damn secretive all the time. They will not tell you most things until you have become a witness as to trap you once you're in.
Something not too far unlike Scientology or other so-called private Christian groups. I mean just go watch that documentary about the Duggar family it's a perfect example. It's almost a side-by-side comparison of the witnesses but it just got too crazy so it collapsed. Why do people think fundamentalism is going to save anything. Fundamentalism is used to manipulate you into thinking that your problems are just going to stop somehow because the said fundamentals of this religion.
And yes I've had my time with witnesses and there are witnesses that I care for deeply because the people on the lower level the followers they're so far in that they don't even realize that they've been gasless so much. It's literally a psychological form of Stockholm syndrome but it's being manufactured and used. I've had too many crazy lying manipulative ex-girlfriends to not see through all this but when you're raised in it it's not really your fault.
So while I bash this cult I am not bashing the people in it for the most part most of them are just good people trying to find a happy lifestyle. But the big people that set up the conventions their headquarters that make up all the rules they make all their Flyers and media. They are the crooked Fox that are lying to everyone and taking your money using your labor telling you it's to spread the word but it's just a filter pockets constantly. Like eventually something's going to get exposed much like the Dugger I forget with that organization was called, I can only imagine how much abuse is going on with everything having to be so gas lit and secretive. You know you're basically taught in most religions that you don't speak up against your religious authorities to fully trust in them. This leaves a lot of room for abuse and manipulation. And as long as these kinds of religious groups exist, the more peaceful true religions that keeps himself are made to look worse every time a religion goes down and makes it all look bad.
I think in reality this is a bit of a rant that I've been bouncing around with for a very long time. But watching that Dugger documentary and talking with my wife who came from a very conservative Christian Church it is scary the breath of this kind of abuse how badly it's widespread and how covered up it always is.
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2023.06.09 15:35 CrungoMcDungus What are people's opinions of Savit so far?

I was extremely excited about his election, particularly over former cop Arianne Slay.
I understand that there are many, many factors in play when it comes to the prevalence of crime, including a whole host of complex social and economic factors. I also know that my own perception and experiences are not actual data.
That being just over a decade living in Washtenaw county, this is just about the least safe I have ever felt from a crime perspective. Driving has become totally insane. I know road rage is a problem everywhere right now, but it is definitely having an impact here, particularly east of the Hewitt. I've lived in the county for a decade, lived east of Hewitt for 5 years, and I have never felt this unsafe driving. This is a totally different level of aggression than I am accustomed to seeing.
There have been strings of vehicle break-ins across Ypsi apartment complexes. When people express concern in social media groups, they are questioned for potentially putting the lives of black men in danger over "property crimes".
A similar conversation pops up surrounding the random attacks by the unhoused downtown. People express their fear and the danger of such attacks is validated, but...what, you want to bring the hammer of the state down on the most vulnerable member of society?
Shit, someone even busted open some blue mailboxes at a rather busy post office. We're gettin federal with these crimes.
I guess I'm just wondering if any of this is partially related to the new approaches to policing and prosecution. The certainty of being caught and punished is a rather strong deterrent of crime. I know that Savit's approach hypothetically shouldn't impact this certainty, it should mainly be decreasing the severity of the punishments (which is a good thing as far as deterrence is concerned). I have really started wondering lately though whether Savit has actually made crime easier to get away with, and if that's related to (what feels to me like) an uptick in aggressive behavior and crime.
I would love to hear from someone who knows more than I do about the actual criminal justice statistics in this county, and I would genuinely love to hear that I'm wrong and that Savit's plan is actually working out and that this is just an issue of my own perception. But I'm not gonna lie, I'm starting to have a bit of buyer's remorse. I don't know if...society is actually ready for his kind of progressivism. It requires a pretty high level of buy-in from each individual citizen and I'm not entirely sure we're capable of that right now. It seems to me like it is a bit too easy for bad actors to intentionally take advantage of soft policy in order to get away with things they wouldn't have been able to get away with in the past.
Anyone else feeling the buyer's remorse? Who wants to tell me that I'm wrong and why?
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2023.06.09 15:28 tiilr Internet has been spotty for about two weeks

Title, basically. Portsmouth, RI 02871. Starting the Saturday before last, my 1GB Internet plan has been pretty awful. Streaming services keep buffering and can only render at 240p (wifi), discord/gaming connections are shot and skyrocketing as high as 2500ms (hardwired), my kids' tablets are losing connection entirely (wifi), phones take forever to load social media/webpages (wifi), and more. It's every other day at this point, some days good and some days the service is not usable at all. I've tried contacting Cox and asking for a service reset or to inquire about local outages, and I get nowhere. It's wild that we pay as much as we do for the gigabyte plan and can't even use it 50% of the time.
Anybody have any other suggestions? I'm at wit's end at this point.
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2023.06.09 15:24 MildyAmusingUsername How do I (38F) admit to the guy I'm seeing (42M) that I'm a fan of his celeb sibling?

TLDR: I matched with a celeb's brother on a dating app. I'm a fan, but haven't told him. How do I tell him without scaring him away?
Long story, apologies. There is a band I've been a fan of since I was little, and I've always been a fan of one member more than the others. (I don't want to give too many details because people will most likely know who I'm talking about). In junior high, said member was in a magazine with their brother. At the time, I thought the brother was really cute.
A bunch of years later, I was curious where this guy was and what he was up to and found him on social media, so I followed him. (He is a bit of a local level celebrity in his own right - so it wasn't just like following some random person out of the blue. He's got a decent sized following). Every once in a while, I would comment on his posts and he would comment back. It went from little comments to full DM conversations.
Then, we matched on a dating app. He did make the connection that we'd been chatting on our social accounts.
We went on a few dates and now we've been seeing each other pretty steadily for the last few months (met last summer, got more intimate around Feb of this year). He does know I know who his sibling is. Right from the start, I jokingly told him I wasn't looking to get tickets to their shows or anything. And I'm not. I have no interest in getting to meet with them or anything. I genuinely like this guy a lot and in no way is it because of his sibling. If anything, I wish they weren't related because it makes things really awkward now.
I have never mentioned to him that I'm a fan of his sibling. I unfollowed them from all my socials because it seemed really awkward at the time and kinda stalker-y. But I feel almost dishonest now, having never mentioned it at all. I worry if I tell him, he'll think I had ulterior motives from the start and I'll lose him. If things keep progressing as they are, I will have to eventually meet his family, and said sibling. The thing is, I've met them before as a fan (and this person is really good with faces, so I have no doubt they'll remember me). I'm not an obsessive fan in any way. I've been to a few shows and met them twice at meet & greets, but I'm quite shy and didn't say much. They just have a smallish fanbase now, so it's easy for them to get to know fans' faces. And for context, when I went to the second meet and greet, this person remembered me from the first meeting and remembered where I was from, even though I barely said a word when I'd met them.
To make things worse, I was part of a fan facebook group and I've met other fans at shows, so some of them know me. I'm not friends with any of them, but there were a few I chatted with and met enough to be friendly. Some of these fans follow every member of this celeb's family, so they do also follow their brother. If eventually either of us post photos of us together on our socials, I have no doubt some of these fans will jump at the chance to tell him I'm a fan. (Two for sure because we've butt heads a few times in the past).
How on Earth do I bring this up with him? This guy is genuinely the nicest and sweetest person I've ever met and I really like him. I feel like I've gotten too far into this without having said anything and now it might be too late. I know I have to bring this up eventually, but how do I do this without scaring him away?
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2023.06.09 15:19 MousseSuspicious930 I'm being gang stalked and I'm fully aware of several of my stalkers. What should I do without flipping out?

First answer: "The best thing you can do is ignore them, and survive to stay alive.
Easier said than done but reacting to what they are doing to you is simply not worth losing your life over. They want a reaction preferably a scared or anger one from you, they want to see you upset because to them seeing those reactions from a t.i? Gives them pleasure knowing they have made you sad, angry, upset. Please don’t give them the satisfaction, because they are scum of the earth.. What you can do though is smirk at them. Like I do when I see my gang stalking group, who try to intimidate me with their pathetic tactics, my tactics are probably more lethal! But they know by me not reacting to their behaviour 24/7 the message I’m sending to them is:
‘I? Don’t care. And basically your all just a bunch of cowards who’ve got nothing better to do but to harass one female in this town. Go and get a LIFE’.
I’m the most despised female in the town i live in, it use to bother me now it doesn’t..
God bless"
Second answer: "I'm sorry to hear that you are experiencing this. Gang stalking can be a very distressing experience, it's important to prioritize your safety and well-being.
  1. Document everything: Keep a record of all incidents, including dates, times, locations, and any details you can remember. This can be helpful evidence if you need to report the stalking to the authorities.
  2. Seek support: Talk to someone you trust about what's happening. This could be a friend, family member, or a professional such as a therapist or counselor. They can provide emotional support and help you develop coping strategies.
  3. Take steps to protect yourself: Consider changing your routines and habits to make it more difficult for your stalkers to track you. This could include changing your phone number, using a different route to work, or installing a security system in your home. (Only if you have been physical attack before or you feel like this is currently necessary for your wellbeing).
Here is some additional information:
  1. Understand what gang stalking is: Gang stalking is a form of harassment where a group of people systematically target an individual, usually for reasons that are unclear or irrational. The stalkers may use a variety of tactics, including following the individual, spreading rumors, and vandalizing property. It can be difficult to prove or prosecute, but it's important to take it seriously and seek help.
  2. Know your legal rights: Depending on where you live, there may be laws that protect you from stalking and harassment. It's important to know what your rights are and how to assert them. You may want to consult with a lawyer or legal aid organization for guidance.
  3. Stay safe online: If the stalking involves online harassment or cyberbullying, take steps to protect your digital identity. This could include changing your passwords, blocking the stalkers on social media, and reporting any abusive messages or posts.
  4. Take care of your mental health: Gang stalking can be a traumatic experience that takes a toll on your mental health. It's important to prioritize self-care and seek professional help if needed. This could include therapy, medication, or support groups.
  5. Build a support network: Surround yourself with people who believe and support you. This could include friends, family members, or support groups for stalking victims. Having a support network can help you cope with the stress and isolation of being stalked.
Remember that gang stalking is not your fault and you deserve to feel safe and respected. Taking steps to protect yourself and seek help is an important part of regaining control of your life."
Third answer: "I believe that they are deliberately making you aware of them through their psychotronic weapons, sounds and actions. They want you to pay attention to them and their street shows because this is how they are getting you into their mind control and hypnosis later- through colours, sounds, words etc. Try your best not to watch their street shows and if they keep trying to obviously attack you to get your attention, record them in video and sound recordings. Post them on your blog, save them everywhere email, hard disks, CDs etc. Go do something you enjoy instead like watching movies/ videos, gardening, reading a book etc.
Don’t tell your family members because they can brainwash your family members to calling you crazy then admitting you into a psych facility where it will intensify and worsen. Yes the gang stalkers are evil psychiatrists and their malicious colleagues. Once they admit you into their ward/ unit, you will have a record with them which they can and will use to admit you again and again anytime they want. Then your freedom will be much more restricted.
If you really want, tell a friend who has no power to admit you against your will into a psych facility. Though I would say they have all most probably been brainwashed too even though they pretend not to know at first."
Fourth answer: "Self control is the most important thing. Part of the ganstalkers game is to make you flip out and make an error of some kind".
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2023.06.09 15:17 redditrisi diVIDIng the LEfT11!!!! The myth and the reality

Some Democrats seem to see the universe of US voters as divided into left and right, with Democrats being included in the left and Republicans, Libertarians and those to their right comprising the right.
To some left of Democrats, the right consists of all groups described in the paragraph above, with the two oldest and most corrupt political parties, functioning as a uniparty. The most significant differences between Democrats and the rest of the right are rhetoric and signaling of one sort or another.
Another view, mostly among the left, is that right and left are no longer meaningful distinctions: The divide is between the less affluent and their allies and what I sometimes refer to as the investor class and their allies. However, I don't believe that the differences between conservatives and liberals, such as they are, can be dismissed, especially those rooted in religion, like LGBTQ issues and reproductive choice.
Democrats and Republicans each fuel their followers over culture war issues. However, IMO, Republicans pursue their side of the culture war persistently. Democrats, however, are much longer on virtue signaling and rhetoric than on action. And even their "public positions" don't always match their rhetoric.
Some examples: Both Hillary and Biden have said and done things that are, at the very, very least, questionable at to equality of the sexes, or are racist to one degree or another, and so on. Bill Clinton was responsible for DADT and signed DOMA, while, Hillary spoke against equal marriage on the Senate floor. As typical for him, IMO, Obama waffled awkwardly on the issue of "teh gays" and reproductive choice, choosing to avoid passing a reproductive choice statute, even though Roe was patently going to overruled soon. And that's only some of what we know about because it was done or said publicly.
According to the brilliant Gore Vidal, by 1890 Henry James had written about the uniparty. Other ther prominent thinkers have agreed, including Vidal, Debs and DuBois. They also deny that either of the two wings of the uniparty is the "lesser evil."
In any event, voting to the left of Democrats, or not voting, therefore is not dividing the left. Rather it is using your right to vote to support the left, rather than to support the Democrat wing of the right, aka, "the other right meat."
The myth of diVIDIng the LEfT can also be debunked from another perspective, namely, the myth that voting left costs Democrats elections. This myth, propounded by Democrats, Republicans and minion media, is predicated upon the ridiculous assumption that the left would vote Democrat if the only candidates on the ballot were Republicans and Democrats . Therefore, anyone who runs on the left is a "spoiler" who helps Republicans win. (Add to this the myth that a left-leaning Democrat also helps Republicans win elections and you begin to uncover the reality of the uniparty.)
Operating under that false assumption--or pretending to--both Democrats and minion media trumpet that Nader, Stein, etc. cost Democrats this or that election. In reality, many who voted for Nader or Stein or any newer party candidate, would not have voted at all if Republican or Democrat candidates were their only two choices. The decision of Democrats to leave their party--and likely also the party of one or more generations of their ancestors--is not made lightly. .
I, for one, would not have voted for Hillary Clinton under any conceivable circumstance. I would not have voted at all, were it not for Stein-Baraka. In 2020, I could not bring myself to vote for Howie Hawkins, so I did not vote for President at all.
I am not unique by any means. So freezing candidates of newer political parties off ballots is not only evil, but pointless. Not only that, but it strengthens my resolve and the resolve of those like me to stay as far away from Democrats (meaning "professional" Democrats) as we possibly can.
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2023.06.09 15:13 priyamtheone Sadhu from Mathura threatens Hindus to forbid them from practicing Hinduism if they don't possess swords or rifles.

Sadhu from Mathura threatens Hindus to forbid them from practicing Hinduism if they don't possess swords or rifles. submitted by priyamtheone to librandu [link] [comments]