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2012.05.18 19:32 Western North Carolina - Land of the Sky

Western North Carolina - the Land of the Sky! Home to the most beautiful mountains, forests, and streams in Southern Appalachia. Come for the hiking, stay for the beer. Come share some local news and photography with us!

2008.07.18 07:38 r/Camping

A subreddit for campers concerned more about the act of camping and less concerned about hiking long distances or light gear. Primarily for tent/hammock camping. No RV camping here.

2023.06.08 16:45 SMATutor Asian Male with CS Focused Extracurriculars

Demographics: Male, South Asian, Private School, NJ
Hooks: None
Intended Major(s): CS, Music? to princeton
UW/W GPA and Rank: Very small class, so we don't do rank but I'm at least in the top 6 out of 55 people. 100 point scale GPA 97.5 UW, 100 W
Coursework: AP CS A - 5, AP Calculus AB - 5, AP Human Geography - 5
PENDING: AP Calculus BC, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Literature, AP US History
SENIOR YEAR COURSELOAD: 5 APS + Multivariable Calculus College Course
Awards: Spanish National Honors Society inductee, PSAT Semifinalist/Finalist, AIME qualifier, Cum Laude (Top 10% of school academically), Awarded Scholarship to RIT as a junior, Top 50 nationally in Carnegie Mellon's picoCTF
Stem Related:2x Summer programs for CS with UT Dallas and NYUResearch Intern with QSRI (2022 Summer)Personalized research internship with NJIT, might get paper published (2023 Summer)*President/Co-founder of Computer Science Club (3 years)Top 7% of chess juniors in the state, rating aroung 1500AIME 8 in 2022-2023 school year*Head VolunteeOrganizer for free Python program which taught 20+ middle schoolers*Speaker at International CeCCRe conference about the applications of AI/ML in Dentistry in the summer of 2022Created various neural network models in Python using the Tensorflow dataset, including a Convolutional neural network which could analyze and predict whether skin cancer was benign or malignant with a 90%+ accuracy (don't mind this one too much, its easier than it sounds) Paid Internship in Software Engineering (2023 Summer)
Non-Stem Related:
*Co-Captain of Varsity Tennis Team (we're not good)CJMEA Regions Choir 2019, 2020, 2023, 2024?NJMEA All-State Choir 2023Played Piano for 6+ Years, ABRSM Certification up to Grade 7*W+H Honors Choir Section LeaderLearned Indian Classical Carnatic Music for past 7 years
The essays I have planned should be pretty decent, 7/10.
In terms of LORs, I am receiving one from my math teacher which should be a (6/10), CS teacher (6/10), and college counselor (8/10).
School List: (I understand it is ambitious, please give me tips!!)
ED to Columbia for CS or REA to Princeton
  1. Georgia Tech
  2. U Michigan
  3. Purdue
  4. UIUC
  5. MIT
  6. CMU
  7. Rutgers
  8. RIT
  9. UT Austin
RD (based on rejections as well)"
  1. Brown
  2. Caltech
  3. Cornell
  4. Princeton
  5. UC Berkeley
  6. U Washington
  7. UT Austin
  8. UCSD
  9. USC
  10. UCLA
  11. Northwestern
  12. U Maryland College Park
  13. U Colorado Boulder
Thanks a lot for your help guys!
TLDR: Asian CS Male who dabbles with music worried about college acceptances a year early
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2023.06.08 16:44 Critical_Success_936 Let's Talk About TNR

Let's Talk About TNR
As the title says, let's read this post from American Bird Conservancy, one of the leading Bird conservation advocate groups in the US, & talk about TNR.
TNR has never been shown to be effective. I understand why it's more tasteful to its advocates, but the fact is, the average outdoor cat still lives an average of 5 years. Communities occasionally call in reports of cats when they hear them yelling, but it doesn't actually get the cats off the street, prevent wildlife endangerment, or even prolong their lives significantly.
Even if it did prolong their lives, what does that mean for them, as far as preventing suffering? What does that mean for local birds, who often become endangered directly due to an invasive species being present in the environment?
Even if we don't listen to American Bird Conservancy, what about all the other sources they mention who support this message? They include:
-American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians -American Ornithologists’ Union -Association of Avian Veterinarians -Chicago Wilderness -Cooper Ornithological Society -Florida Veterinary Medical Association -Georgia Ornithological Society -International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council -National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians -National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association -Texas Parks and Wildlife Department -The Wildlife Society
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2023.06.08 16:44 carpangler426 Virginia Camping and Fishing

Is there anyone in the state of Virginia who knows and places to camp that has a lake or river that has carp in it?
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2023.06.08 16:40 RMD010 A Breakdown of YRF/Aditya Chopra's Business/Operations

A Breakdown of YRF/Aditya Chopra's Business/Operations
Today we’ll dwell into the life of probably most powerful person in Bollywood, who likes to stay and work in the shadows. Aditya Chopra seems to be the one who operates his businesses from his very own Stark Tower, YRF Studios. A swanky studio, sprawling over 20 acres (81,000 m2) and towering up to six floors, is used to shoot films for the company and is also rented for other filming and television shoots.
Let’s start with the business side of YRF & Aditya Yash Chopra, Adi: a pet name fondly called by most of his family members, since their news/info is not disclosed by media outlets especially the major media houses. I don’t get why there’s so much apprehension by media when it comes to disclosing Adi's personal/work part of his life to the public.
Yash Raj Films & Aditya Chopra:
We all know how big of a juggernaut YRF is, many people know that YRF is involved in film production as well as distribution. But YRF has many other subsidiaries too such as YRF Studios(Movie & TV Production Sets are set-up here for shooting), Marketing, Merchandising, Licensing, Home Video/Entertainment, Music, Digital, Talent Management(Company produces movies with new talents such as actors, screenwriters, directors & technicians), Brand Partnerships, Communications, Technical, Visual Effects(yFX Studios) & YRF Entertainment, etc. YRF probably will be celebrating its golden jubilee in few weeks, probably on 30/8/2023.
Most of the Bollywood fans automatically assume that YRF is a family owned business just like some Walmart, or even better a major telecom & media conglomerate such as Comcast (which in today’s date has annual revenue of $121.4 Billion & has assets of $ 275 Billion). Comcast owns one of the biggest Hollywood Studios: Universal Studios(known for Jurassic Park ,E.T., JAWS, The Mummy, Sherlock Holmes, etc) & DreamWorks Animation Studios(Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, etc.).
New YRF Golden Jubilee Celebration Logo
YRF is nowhere near to what Comcast’s telecom or its movie business is but there is one thing which is common between these two businesses: business ownership by the family itself. Comcast is owned by Roberts Family(33.8%) and also they hold major voting rights since Comcast is a public company. Similar thing could be said about YRF, Yash Chopra Family does not own everything in YRF, there are many other stakeholders in their business. They could be having similar ownership just like Comcast(around 50-60% of Company shares today).
As per financial reports of the company, YRF as a private company has one managing director & 3 directors who hold key stakes in the group: firstly, Aditya Chopra (MD) (since 6/9/1999), Late Pamela Mohinder Chopra (since 30/8/1973), Uday Chopra (since 6/9/1999) & Rani Ram Mukherji(since 30/5/2014).
Today, YRF may not be completely owned by Yash Chopra Family as it may have been couple of decades ago. Their stake in the company is shrinking by each decade. Not many people may know this but after the demise of renowned director Mr. Yash Chopra in October 2012, Aditya Chopra ascended to the throne of YRF Kingship i.e. elevated to the position of Chairman & Chief Executive of the YRF Studios. Late Yash Chopra’s family faced pressure from the Indian bourses (NSE & NSDL) to make YRF a public company. However, the company went for just a soft launch (Company was open to sell stakes to angel investors) on 3 January 2013.
Post-Soft launch, an unconfirmed source states that company’s angel investment was firstly provided by the institutional fund-raisers such as LIC of India, RNT Associates, Premji Invest, Catamaran Ventures, Maruti Udyog and Unilazer Ventures. YRF was made open to Indian enterprises only and no FDI was accepted. Apart from companies, Venture Capitalists as well as who’s who of Indian Business landscape also provided the angel investment, businessmen such as Adi Godrej, Y.C. Deveshwar, Kumar Birla, Arundhati Bhattacharya, Anand Mahindra, Chanda Kochhar, Sunil Mittal, Shikha Sharma & Uday Kotak provided undisclosed sums. With infusion of these huge funds, YRF decided to come out with more films under the chairmanship of Aditya & the new executive management.
Prominent YRF movies
YRF & its huge borrowing history(over the years):

Year Loan Amount Sanctioned(in Cr) Loan Credited by
2004 25 Bank of Baroda
2005 0.91 Export Import Bank of India
2005 4.5 Export Import Bank of India
2007 40 Export Import Bank of India
2009 330 Yes Bank
2014 60 Yes Bank
2017 100 Standard Chartered Bank
2019 40 Standard Chartered Bank
2020 25 Standard Chartered Bank
2021 100 Kotak Mahindra Bank
As per Acuite Ratings report, Yash Raj Films in FY 2019-20 recorded a net profit of Rs. 61 crores on operating income of Rs. 614 crores. In FY 2021-22, it had a net profit of Rs. 115 crores on an operating income of Rs 614 crores.
YRF Studios:
As mentioned before, Aditya Chopra is the Chairman & CEO of YRF Studios, he also holds chairmanship of YRF but the CEO position is vested with Akshay Widhani. You might be thinking that We only heard about YRF but is up with YRF Studios? The thing is these 2 are major companies which bring huge business to the company, you know YRF because that’s the flagship brand of YRF Group. Upon realizing the lack of a proper film shooting studio during their years of film-making, YRF went on to build their dream film production studio in the year 2005, located in Mumbai city.

Yash Chopra's family at the launch of his bronze statue for Walk of the Stars
Strangely, the company YRF Studios provided directorships of the company to only 3 members of the family today: Late Pamela, Uday & Aditya. Rani was not provided directorial role in YRF Studios.
YRF Studios Co & its borrowing history:
Year Loan amount sanctioned(in Cr) Loan Credited by
2006 40 Export-Import Bank of India
2009 50 Export-Import Bank of India
2009 40 Export-Import Bank of India
2009 30 Yes Bank
2009 20 Yes Bank
2011 10 Yes Bank
2012 180 Yes Bank
2021 100 Kotak Mahindra Bank
Anushka Sharma Lifestyles Pvt Ltd:
Many Bollywood fans know how Anushka Sharma stole hearts with her debut in Rab Ne Bana di Jodi (2008)and her killer performance in Band Baaja Baaraat(2010). Rab Ne was her debut opposite SRK and then there was return of Adi as director after many years. Film was a huge blockbuster. Till date, she has done about 8 movies with YRF. She is also one of the earliest actors launched by YRF Talent, its her 15th year association with YRF. Though Sonam & Ranbir who started before her cut ties with YRF Talent.

NUSH Fashion Brand promoted by actor Anushka Sharma
Back to the company mentioned: Anushka Sharma Lifestyles Pvt Ltd, we all know how big and busy Mr. Aditya Chopra is, he is currently associated with about 17 companies as business partner of which about 5 are strike off today and one has been amalgamated into YRF group. Of the 11 companies he’s onboard are mostly YRF-related but there is one company he’s on board as a director it is Anushka Sharma Lifestyles Pvt Ltd. The Company was incorporated in March 2017 and launched her own clothing line, NUSH back in October 2017. Also, on board as a director is YRF’s CEO Mr. Akshay Anil Widhani, Former Talent Management Head of YRF & Current CEO of YRF. Anushka Sharma’s father is 4th major stakeholdeDirector. I don’t understand how and why these YRF big executives are in business partnership with Anushka?
Walt Disney buyout-refusal:
Walt Disney entered into Indian market by signing 3-film co-production agreement with YRF for Ta Ra Rum Pum, Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic & Roadside Romeo. Disney however had different intentions, they offered 49% acquisition of YRF at 2500 Cr($310 Million) in 2009. However, YRF declined the offer by Disney.

YRF & Disney executives after agreeing on co-producing multiple movies in 2007
After YRF’s refusal, Disney acquired 99% of UTV at 2000Cr($250 Million) and named the company Disney UTV. Post-acquisition, this company couldn’t deliver commercial hits. Hence in December 2016, Disney closed the Indian operations of movie production and focused only on distribution of its Hollywood films.
According to few Sources, YRF is estimated to be worth 6200 Crores($ 970 Million)[as of Second Quarter of Financial Year 2015] by trade analysts. As of today, YRF seems to be worth 8043 Crores($970 Million). However, I couldn’t confirm the same valuation with highly credible sources such as reports by NSE, etc.
I am thinking about posting few more topics related to YRF/Aditya and the emphasis would be more on few of his personal/professional behavior in the next post.
Key Sources:
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2023.06.08 16:37 PhraseDense5000 Jahmyr Gibbs went from living at a shelter to becoming Detroit Lions biggest swing yet

This is a "subscriber only" article written by Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press from last month that I thought some people would be interested in.
Matt Land’s phone wouldn’t stop buzzing.
Land was the coach at Dalton High in northwest Georgia, about 20 miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee, when the Catamounts lost to Justin Fields’ Harrison High team in 2017 in a nationally televised game on ESPN2.
Georgia coach Kirby Smart helicoptered in for the game to see Fields, then a Georgia recruit who went on to star at Ohio State. But after Fields broke the index finger on his throwing hand in the third quarter, a little-known running back of diminutive stature stole the show.
Jahmyr Gibbs was a 145-pound sophomore then with nary a scholarship offer to his name. He was lightning quick and quiet as crochet, and recruiters everywhere took note of his 202-yard, two-touchdown rushing day.
“The next morning by 10 o’clock I had 45 text messages and emails or phone calls, people saying, ‘Man, who is that kid? And how big is he?’” Land recalled. “I was like, ‘Ah, he’s 165 pounds.’ They’re like, ‘Really?’ ‘Yeah, yeah.’ I called my strength coach the next morning, I was like, ‘Hey, I don’t know what you’re going to do between now and this summer, but you’ve got to put 15 pounds on Jahmyr.’ I said they all think he weighs 162 pounds.”
Gibbs packed on enough weight to attract recruiting interest from across the country, and after three college seasons — two at Georgia Tech and one at Alabama — he joined fellow 2023 first-round pick Bijan Robinson as the first running backs to be drafted inside the top 20 since 2018.
The Detroit Lions took Gibbs 12th overall in the draft April 27, after trading down from No. 6, and are banking on the electric dual-threat to help diversify their backfield, beginning this fall.
Gibbs led Alabama with 926 yards rushing on 151 carries last season and had a team-high 44 receptions for 444 yards. He ran the second fastest 40-yard dash of any running back at the combine (4.36 seconds). He earned all-ACC honors at three different positions — all-purpose back, running back and return specialist — during his time at Georgia Tech.
And his modest upbringing left him with a work ethic and love for football that seem right up Lions coach Dan Campbell’s alley. “He’s humbled by small beginnings,” former Georgia Tech running backs coach Tashard Choice, now the running backs coach at Texas, said. “If you think about the character, a lot of times these football players got stories behind them. For Gibbs, him bouncing from house to house, the one thing that gave him life, that made him have a purpose was playing outside, playing football, running around. Like I got pictures of him as a little kid, like that’s what he loved to do as a little kid. He had that in him. The Lord had that in him way before.”
Gibbs has been reticent to talk publicly about his upbringing, but he was raised by his single grandmother, Angela Willis, who, according to a 2018 profile in the Dalton Daily Citizen, became his legal guardian when he was 13.
Gibbs was joined by his adoptive family, Greg and Dusty Ross and two of their children, at his introductory news conference April 28 in Allen Park. Gibbs first met the Rosses when he and Willis spent time at a local shelter, Family Promise, whose mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve independence.
Dusty was volunteering at the shelter at the time, and Gibbs passed the days by playing with her son, John, his future teammate at Dalton and Georgia Tech. After a spell living with Dalton quarterback J.P. Tighe and his family, Gibbs moved in with the Rosses, who he calls mom and dad.
Land first learned of Gibbs when his sister-in-law, a teacher at a local elementary school, called to tell him about a sweet, shy, athletically gifted 6-year-old who was in a transient situation and in need of support.
Land gave Gibbs a scholarship to his football camp, made him a ball boy and water boy for his team, and built a bond the two still share today.
“(My sister-in-law) just said he was just a really pleasant kid but that he did have a lot of athletic ability but also that he was just really, really kind of guarded and sweet, but at the same time, just somebody that you just knew that you wanted to kind of be with and help, and was appreciative, but was very quiet,” Land said. “It was more of, instead of telling you thank you, it was more of showing you thank you. He just received that, all the things that we were trying to do. As long as there was a ball, he was connected. I think I could have walked out there with a hockey puck, he wouldn’t have cared. He just wanted to play and compete.”
Gibbs, at his introductory news conference, said he “wouldn’t change anything” about his upbringing. He said an aunt and uncle also gave him guidance early in life, the Rosses did “a great job of keeping me on the right path and not letting me get in trouble,” and football gave him a welcome respite from reality.
“I would say it just lets me to be me,” Gibbs said. “I don’t got to pretend to be anybody. I can just go out there and do myself and do what I do best.”
At Dalton, Gibbs did everything best.
He ran for 2,554 yards and 40 touchdowns and topped 1,000 yards receiving as a senior, when he was named Georgia’s 6A Offensive Player of the Year. Land fed Gibbs constantly on offense, and when he tried to rest Gibbs in practice the next week, he inevitably looked up to find Gibbs with pads on going full-contact as the team’s top cornerback on the defensive side of the field.
“I’m (going), ‘Jahmyr, I’m trying to rest you.’ And he’d be like, ‘Coach, I don’t need rest, I need work,’” Land said. “That kind of became our little tagline, I don’t need rest, I need work. And so when he got into games, I just was like — it’s kind of like that great line in ‘Secretariat’ when the daughter says, ‘Hey, let him run his race.’ It’s that thing. Just let him run. Let him do it, and he’ll do it, man. He’ll go as long as you’ll let him run.”
A four-star recruit who Land called “the best athlete in the state his senior year,” Gibbs begged to cover the other team’s best receiver most weeks, and delivered more memorable plays than Land can count on offense.
In one game against rival Creekview, Gibbs had a Jimmy Chitwood moment after Land drew up an inside zone run that called for him to be a decoy out of a formation Dalton almost always used on sweeps.
“It’s that moment from ‘Hoosiers,’ you know where he’s drawing the play for Jimmy to be decoy, and then all the guys are like … ‘Coach, let Jimmy take the shot, he’s our best player,’” Land said. “He said, ‘Coach, run (the play) Brown.’ And I’m like, ‘No, no, no. They think we’re going to run that, but we’re going to run inside zone.’ He said, ‘Coach, run Brown.’ I said, ‘I know, I know. They’re going to think that, they’re going to overshift, they’re going to stunt and we’re going to gig ‘em on the backside.’
“And he takes his hand and he puts it on my arm, and he says, ‘Coach, run Brown and I’ll score.’ And it was so — it was like this extraterrestrial moment happened, and I can’t say anything but like, ‘Brrooown,’ (real slowly). That’s like all that would come out. Well, what does he do? Goes 67 yards. I don’t even know that we got anybody outside. He runs Brown, goes 67 yards for a touchdown.”
Gibbs proved dynamic at Georgia Tech. He returned a kick 75 yards on his first college touch and led the Yellow Jackets in all-purpose yards and touchdowns as a true freshman, despite missing three games with a leg injury.
As a sophomore, he ran for 746 yards on 143 carries, and added another 470 yards receiving. He tired of losing at Georgia Tech, and put his name in the transfer portal after the 2021 season.
“He wanted to win,” Choice, the former NFL running back who also left Tech after the 2021 season, said. “See, Jah was accomplishing so much on the football field, if you go back and look at what he said, he didn’t care about none of that. He just wanted to win.”
Gibbs had his most prolific rushing season at Alabama last year and helped the Tide to an 11-2 record. After a slow start with his new team — Gibbs had single-digit rushing attempts in Alabama’s first four games — he became the Tide’s weapon of choice when the offense needed a big play.
“The Detroit Lions just got the best overall athlete in this draft,” former Alabama linebacker Will Anderson Jr., the No. 3 pick of the draft, told the Free Press at the end of Round 1. “I mean, he can line up at wide receiver, he can line up at running back. He can do it all. He’s so elusive in the backfield, his cuts are amazing, his routes are amazing. Everything he do is amazing. They really just got a really great player that can do everything and be a dynamic threat anywhere on the field for them.”
Yet almost no one — Gibbs included — expected him to go 12th overall in the draft.
Not because he wasn’t talented, because of the position he plays.
Running backs have long had short shelf lives in the NFL, and Gibbs (5 feet 9, 199 pounds) is far from the biggest back. Teams tend to split their backfield workload between two and sometimes three players. Most are wary of giving running backs big second contracts.
Saquon Barkley was the only running back to average more than 50 snaps per game last season, and both he and last year’s NFL leading rusher, Josh Jacobs, are currently slated to play the 2023 season on the franchise tag.
Lions general manager Brad Holmes said Gibbs’ talent defies positional value, and his role on offense won’t be that of a traditional back in Detroit. The Lions signed David Montgomery to a three-year contract in free agency, and he and Gibbs are expected to share backfield reps in 2023, with the ability to play side by side.
“They’re football players and if you believe that they can have an impact for you on the football field then you just go ahead and take them,” Holmes said. “Obviously, we had thoughts of maybe (he would be there with our second first-round pick) at 18, but we didn’t feel great about it and so when we were able to select him at 12, that’s when all the texts started coming in of, ‘He would have been gone by 15.’ Just a lot of picks, a lot of people saying they wanted to trade up. They wanted to get in. So I wouldn’t have even felt good of (getting) him staying at 18. But again, it’s not about just don’t pick a running back because that’s not how we really view him.”
Choice, who coached both Robinson and Gibbs, said he knows of six NFL running backs coaches who were ticked the Lions took Gibbs at 12 because they thought their teams had a chance to land him later in Round 1.
Like Robinson, the eighth pick of the draft, Choice said Gibbs’ unique skill set is worthy of a first-round pick, especially in today’s NFL.
“Because they’re going to block, and they got to run the football, and you can put them out there, have mismatches against linebackers cause they’ll beat them one-on-one in their sleep,” Choice said. “So they cause trouble for a defense because you got to account for them all three downs. And when you can do that like (Christian) McCaffrey, when you can do that like (Alvin) Kamara, when you can do that, it adds a different dynamic instead of just being a first- and second-down back and coming off the field on third down. Them dudes going to stay on the field on third down, and you better make sure you cover them because they’ll break your heart.”
When NFL teams asked Choice who was better, Robinson or Gibbs, he told them it depended on what they were looking for. Robinson is bigger, has more initial quickness and breaks more tackles; Gibbs has more game-breaking speed and big-play ability.
“Do you need one to do everything, be your bell cow to run it 20, 25 times? That’s Bijan,” Choice said. “If you need one to run it 10 or 15 times but catch it five, 10, that’s probably Gibbs if you’ve got a bigger back. It’s just whatever you deem is important for your team you can pick either or.”
Choice said one of his favorite plays from Gibbs was a block he made on a quarterback draw, when he picked up a blitzing linebacker to spring a 30-or-so-yard gain. At Georgia Tech, Choice said Gibbs turned everything into a competition, even running gassers, when he would sometimes hold back on his start to try to catch teammates from behind.
That jives with what Land experienced at Dalton, where he said Gibbs was so competitive “he’d race you to the hot dog line” and a player he never worried about doing the wrong thing off the field. In recent years, he’d often find his now eighth-grade son up late on the night before games, playing video games with Gibbs.
“If there’s ever been anybody come through the National Football League draft that deserved a moment, that kid deserved that moment from what life has dealt him, and the hard work that he’s put in, and the lemonade that he’s made from lemons,” Land said. “That kid deserved every moment that happened, so I’m just excited that he’s got it, and I’m telling you it’s going to be fun to see what he does with it.
“I can promise you this, in two years, there’s no one in the Detroit organization that’s going to say to themselves, sitting in the locker room or sitting in the suites or wherever and say, ‘We took him too early.’ I promise you that. There won’t be one person that won’t say, ‘I’m glad we put that kid on the team.’ Whether we got him at 12, 20, eight, it don’t matter. That kid is worth everything we’re paying him and he will be that guy. He will be that guy.”
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2023.06.08 16:34 markabrennan Advice/sanity-check on trip logistics:

Greetings all -
First time posting to this sub. (I also posted this query to my usual NYCUltralight sub, as well as to the FB Adirondack Trail Conditions group.)
My kids and I have a multi-day ADK trip planned, the route for which you can find here: []. (You'll note Seymour on the map too; we will hike Seymour as a day hike on Saturday, before starting our overnight Sunday.)
I’m happy for feedback on the route itself, but specifically wanted to ask about some logistics to ensure that my plan is viable, specifically my ADK Loj to AMR shuttle.
Idea is to drop our car at the ADK Loj early Sunday morning (June 18), then get a pre-arranged ride/shuttle (I have this set up already with someone I know) to the AMAusable Club, where we have made reservations for an 8am entry. Do you think I can get parking at the Loj if I arrive before 7am?
Day 1 takes us up and over Sawteeth, camping that night at the campsite by Marcy Brook, between Haystack and Marcy.
Day 2 takes us west over Mount Marcy Trail, between Marcy and Skylight (with optional trips up to either peak), then north up Lake Arnold trail, then cutting east up Tabletop Mountain Trail to Tabletop’s peak. Then backtrack down to Lake Arnold to camp that night.
Day 3 we get an early start to tag Colden, where my son will complete his 46. Then hike off Colden and down to Avalanche Pass Trail (with an optional trip up Algonquin), and then out to the Loj. My kids know this area VERY well (my daughter is a 46er and my son has 42), and I believe my hiking fitness is up for this trip. I’m sure I’ve missed some details, or maybe even misrepresented parts of our route (though the linked CalTopo map might help there).
Happy for any and all feedback, but most of all I want to ensure my plan to park at the Loj before 7am and then enter the AMR (with reservations for our group) makes sense, and that I haven’t missed anything.
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2023.06.08 16:34 accno3 Oakridge for Intermediate Riders?

I'll be in Oregon in early July and I plan to spend one day in Oakridge. I'm thinking about doing an Alpine shuttle at 9am and Lawler shuttle at 1:30pm. I watched youtube videos of both, and I think Lawler looks great -- smooth and flowy. I see that some websites consider this trail advanced/black/technical. Do you think an intermediate rider could take this on?... without being miserable? For context, I normally ride blues in Salt Lake. Rush, Vertigo, Wasatch over Wasatch, Wasatch Crest, PCMR blues, Deer Valley bike park blues (but rolling the jumps)...
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2023.06.08 16:30 khoafraelich789 Toyota HiAce 2023 review: LWB turbo-diesel

Toyota HiAce 2023 review: LWB turbo-diesel
Toyota doesn't make hasty decisions and with good reason. As one of the world’s largest and longest-running automotive manufacturers (founded 1937), it applies the same rigorous assessment of each new model proposal or running change.

That ensures each green light stacks up as a viable business case, from which the company is assured of getting a worthwhile return on its investment.

This pragmatic approach was evident in Toyota’s decision in 2022 to offer a rear barn-door option for its HiAce van. Given this iconic commercial vehicle was launched in 1967, it’s taken 55 years for Toyota to finally offer an alternative to the HiAce's signature swing-up tailgate.

Barn doors are ideal for those needing forklift access to cargo bays, so we assume this decision was prompted not only by competitors offering similar options but also growing demand from Toyota’s all-important fleet buyers. We recently tested one to see if this long-awaited option is on the money.

Price and Features – Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with?
Our test vehicle is the LWB (Long Wheel Base) powered exclusively by Toyota’s well proven 2.8 litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel. It’s available with either standard six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic, like our example.

Painted in standard 'French Vanilla', it has a list price of $46,760, plus on-road costs, but ours is fitted with the new $750 Barn Door option which bumps the list price to $47,510.

It’s available on all LWB and SLWB (Super Long Wheel Base) variants except for the HiAce Crew, HiAce Commuter and LWB manual versions.

Our test vehicle is also the Panel Van variant, which means a buyer can order a full-panel left-hand side sliding door instead of the standard windowed version at no extra cost.

The HiAce comes ready for hard work on sturdy 16-inch steel wheels with replaceable plastic covers and 215/60R16 tyres plus a full-size spare, along with a large centre console offering a variety of storage options.

There are also useful creature comforts in the two-seater cabin like a tilt-and-reach adjustable leather-accented steering wheel, driver’s seat adjustable lumbar support, manual air-con, two 12-volt cabin accessory sockets, folding/heated exterior door mirrors with indicators, and more.

The two-speaker multimedia system has a big 8.0-inch touchscreen plus steering wheel audio controls and 'DAB+2' digital radio.

Multiple connectivity options include Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Siri voice recognition, Bluetooth, sat-nav and 'Toyota Connected Services', which includes an app for mobile phones and safety/security functions like 'Stolen Vehicle Tracking', 'Automatic Collision Notification', 'SOS Emergency Call', and more.

Design – is there anything interesting about its design?
It’s a typically robust design comprising MacPherson strut front suspension, a leaf-spring live rear axle that’s excellent for load-carrying, variable-ratio rack and pinion steering and four-wheel disc brakes on all automatic variants, like ours.

The rear-wheel drive chassis has an inherent traction advantage over front-wheel drive vans, particularly on loose or slippery surfaces and with heavy payloads.

Its 1990mm height allows access to underground and multi-storey car parks and its 3210mm wheelbase boasts an impressively tight 11.0-metre turning circle.

The two-tone dash layout is neat and functional with easy-to-use controls and instrumentation.

There’s still no fold-down inboard armrest for the driver’s seat to enhance comfort on long hauls, but given we had to wait more than half a century for a barn-door option, we know Toyota won’t be rushed on these decisions.

Engine and transmission – What are the key stats for the engine and transmission?
HiAce’s venerable (1GD-FTV) 2.8 litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel produces 130kW at 3400rpm and in auto models like ours a meaty 450Nm of torque between 1600-2400rpm.

Maintenance procedures are simplified by its Euro 5 emissions compliance which doesn’t require AdBlue.

A smooth-shifting Aisin (AC60E) six-speed torque converter automatic optimises fuel economy with full converter lock-up on fourth, fifth and sixth gears, along with overdrive on fifth and sixth for relaxed highway driving. It also offers the choice of sequential manual-shifting if required.

The live rear axle is equipped with an electronically-controlled automatic limited-slip diff, which optimises the inherent traction advantage of rear-wheel drive.

Fuel consumption – How much fuel does it consume?
Toyota claims an official combined cycle average of 8.2L/100km.

After 215km of testing, without a load and with the automatic engine stop-start function switched off, our figure based on trip meter and fuel bowsers readings came in slightly higher at 9.8L/100km.

This single-digit economy was achieved purely in city and suburban driving, which is thrifty for a large commercial vehicle weighing more than two tonnes.

So, based on our figures, you could bank on a ‘real world’ driving range of around 700km from its 70-litre tank.

Practicality – How practical is the space inside?
With its 2225kg kerb weight and 3300kg GVM, the HiAce has a genuine one-tonne-plus payload rating of 1060kg, and up to 120kg of that can be carried on the roof using Toyota’s genuine accessory triple-bar roof rack set.

It also has a braked tow rating of up to 1500kg and with a GCM (how much it can legally carry and tow at the same time) of 4800kg, it can carry its peak 1060kg payload while towing that weight, which is a versatile set of numbers for a working van.

Cargo bay walls and doors are lined to mid-height, the roof is internally lined and there’s ample internal lighting.

It’s accessed from either side through sliding doors with 1010mm-wide openings, or from the rear through the barn-doors which are both equipped with demisters/windscreen wipers and can swing open to 180 degrees.

Each door also has a simple brace which can hold them at 90 degrees opening if required.

The cargo bay offers a sizeable 6.2 cubic metres of load volume, measuring 2530mm long, 1760mm wide and 1340mm high.

With 1268mm between the rear wheel housings and six floor-mounted load anchorage points, it can carry up to two standard 1165mm-square Aussie pallets or up to three 1200 x 800mm/1200 x 1000mm Euro pallets.

Its spacious driver’s cabin has numerous storage offerings including a large-bottle holder and bin in the base of each front door, small-bottle/cupholders in the centre and on either side of the dash, plus a single glove box.

The centre console is well designed, comprising an open storage tray at floor level and a large lidded box between the seats.

This not only has cavernous internal storage but there’s also an external shelf at the front, two large-bottle holders at the rear and another shallow tray set into the lid, which when closed can double as a handy work desk.

What’s it like as a daily driver?
The big front doors swing wide open to provide easy access to the cabin, where it’s easy to find a comfortable driving position given ample seat adjustment that includes lumbar support, plus a height-and-reach-adjustable wheel and big left footrest.

Responsive steering and strong braking, combined with a reasonably supple ride quality when empty or lightly loaded, makes for a comfortable daily work environment.

This is enhanced by commendably low internal noise levels for a van without a bulkhead between the cabin and cargo bay. We suspect the full-length roof lining helps here.

Like all panel vans, the solid-walled cargo bay creates a huge blind-spot over the driver’s left shoulder which can’t be avoided. And the central join of the barn doors obscures vision through the cabin’s rear-view mirror.

However, the portrait-shaped door mirrors are a decent size and combined with a suite of driver aids like blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors and reversing camera, a competent driver can easily steer clear of trouble.

And it has easy manoeuvrability thanks to the tight 11-metre turning circle and lightness of the variable-ratio steering at parking speeds.

The 2.8-litre turbo-diesel has good flexibility with strong low-rpm response thanks to its ample 450Nm of torque.

The smooth and snappy shift protocols of the six-speed auto optimise engine response, which is most evident in stop-start city and suburban driving.

It also delivers relaxed and economical highway travel, particularly with the cruise control activated, with overdrive requiring less than 2000rpm to maintain 110km/h.

What’s it like for tradie use?
It’s ironic that a forklift should be out of service on the same day we wanted to test improved forklift access! However, that’s what happened when we went to load up the HiAce for our usual GVM test.

Even so, you don’t need to be a forklift aficionado to see that the 180-degree opening will provide clear access to the cargo bay.

We also know from experience that the HiAce is a consummate one-tonner, having previously secured 975kg in the cargo bay which with driver equalled the van’s 1060kg payload limit.

There was ample rear suspension travel remaining thanks to minimal compression of the robust leaf springs.

The engine made light work of hauling this payload, with effortless highway cruising and particularly strong performance in hilly terrain.

It never felt sluggish on climbs and engine-braking was excellent on long, steep descents. As a workhorse, the HiAce is difficult to fault.

Safety – What safety equipment is fitted? What safety rating?
The current HiAce generation came armed with a maximum five-star ANCAP rating when launched in 2019 and still sets a safety benchmark.

There are seven airbags plus a plethora of active features including AEB with day/night pedestrian and day cyclist detection, trailer sway control, hill-start assist, lane departure alert with steering assist, road sign assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, reversing camera, and more.

Ownership – What does it cost to own? What warranty is offered?
The HiAce is covered by a five-yeaunlimited km warranty.

Scheduled servicing is set at relatively short six month/10,000km intervals, whichever occurs first.

Capped-price of $290 per service covers the first six scheduled services over three years or 60,000km.

Source: carsguide
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2023.06.08 16:27 mnimum-viable-player Where are all the walkable, bikeable, diverse cities with lofts?

I'm in NY right now and it checks a lot of the boxes I want but the real estate is unsustainable and I'm sick of the vibe. I just want a space big enough for a bedroom, office, and small outdoor space without having to spend $4500 in rent or $800k to own. I have good steady income so mid to HCOL is fine, but NY just seems like it's on a completely different level of expensive now. I know it's impossible to do "New York but better" in the states, but I wonder if there's anything that checks these boxes:
Must have
Nice to have
My ideal cities are something like Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Paris, Copenhagen. I would probably try relocating to Netherlands to if I didn't have to be in the states to work.
After writing all this out I feel like it's an incredibly short list that includes Chicago, parts of California, and maybe Atlanta but maybe there's a city I haven't considered that checks some of these boxes.
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2023.06.08 16:26 BillReel The Evidence Laid Out That Joseph Smith was the Founder of Polygamy PART 3 FINAL

The Evidence Laid Out That Joseph Smith was the Founder of Polygamy PART 3 FINAL
F.) Nauvoo ExpositorThe only issue of the Nauvoo Expositor published on June 7th and was a 4 page publication. According to William Law, Smith had made several proposals to Law's wife Jane, under the premise that Jane Law would enter a polyandrous marriage with Smith. Law's wife, Jane, later described Smith's proposals, saying that Smith had "asked her to give him half her love; she was at liberty to keep the other half for her husband." On January 8, 1844, Smith removed Law from the First Presidency. On April 18, 1844, Law and his wife were excommunicated from the church, along with his brother Wilson Law, a brigadier general in the Nauvoo Legion. Also excommunicated were Robert D. Foster and Howard Smith. The publishers of the Expositor were William Law of the First Presidency, and his brother, Brigadier General Wilson Law of the Nauvoo Legion, Charles Ivins, Col. Francis M. Higbee of Nauvoo Legion, and his brother Chauncey L. Higbee, Brothers Robert and Charles Foster. The editor was Sylvester Emmons, a non-Mormon member of the Nauvoo City Council.
  1. front page and their agenda generally
  1. The Specifics in the Expositor
    1. Left hand column. How Joseph carried out a preemptive strike before Foster could testify rather than follow procedure.
    2. 2nd from the left - The Charge
    3. Affidavits of William Law (William Law was formerly a member of the First Presidency and excommunicated on Jan 8th 1844) , Jane Law (William’s Wife), and Austin Cowles
  1. William Clayton’s entry that matched D&C 132: 1-4
  2. William Law's mention "in this world and the world to come" Matches D&C 132:15
  3. Jane Law - she mentions that women who will not permit their husbands to practice the doctrine will be damned D&C 132:52-54 & 62 &63
  4. Austin Cowles - Not only confirms that Fullmer, Johnson, and Allred’s testimony is true but also remembers D&C 132: 26-27 & 38-39
G.) Nauvoo City Council Minutes - June 8th - 11thNauvoo Expositor was published on June 7th 1844
Joseph Smith called an emergency City Council Meeting on June 8th, where "he proceeded to put the Expositor and its editors on trial, as if that body was of a judicial instead of a legislative character." The trial "lasted all of Saturday, June 8, and a part of Monday, June 10." where The Expositor was declared a public nuisance and Smith issued two orders for the Expositor's destruction. City Marshall John P. Greene, accompanied by a posse of several hundred, & carried out the destruction. The members of the Nauvoo municipal government were: Mayor Joseph Smith, Councilor Hyrum Smith, Councilor John Taylor, Councilor Sylvester Emmons, Councilor Jonhnson, Councilor Benjamin Warrington , Councilor Hunter, Alderman Samuel C. Bennett, Alderman Elias Smith
  1. Almost 1 year after the Nauvoo High Council Meeting, shit is hitting the fan and Joseph and Hyrum admit to Hyrum teaching the plural Marriage revelation and try to explain it as only having to do with the past and not present times
  2. Nauvoo Neighbor 19 June 1844 (Juxtaposed to August 13th 1843 Nauvoo High Council)The Nauvoo Neighbor was a weekly newspaper edited and published by Latter Day Saint apostle John Taylor in Nauvoo, Illinois, from 1843 to 1845. While it was not an official publication of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Neighbor was consistently pro-Mormon and its primary target audience was the Latter Day Saint residents of Nauvoo. When The Wasp ceased publication in April 1843, the Neighbor replaced it as Nauvoo's premier secular newspaper. The first edition of the Nauvoo Neighbor was dated March 3, 1843. The final edition was published on October 29, 1845. Publication ceased when the majority of Latter Day Saints, including Taylor, decided to leave Nauvoo and emigrate to the Salt Lake Valley under the direction of Brigham Young.
  1. Close Up of the pertinent parts of the Nauvoo Neighbor
  2. Councilor Hyrum Smith with Joseph in attendance admits to reading the revelation in the August 1843 High Council Meeting and claims the “revelation was in answer to a question concerning things which transpired in Former Days” and “not present time”
H.) Conclusion: William Marks & Accountability
  1. William Marks
  2. First sentence is best understood as an event that took place formally within church structure rather than a practice being done unofficially in the shadows
  3. Marks while on Emma’s side and against polygamy and inspite of having a perfect chance to denounce Smith’s involvement admits that Smith “had done wrong”
  4. Uses the word Doctrine 3 times
  1. Bubble Image - Recognize that The data shared tonight is numerous and much of it connects to other pieces but very few do so in terms of influence meaning the ability to amend some other piece of evidence. The claim is Brigham Young manipulated the evidence and Joseph never practiced polygamy. It is true that Brigham said and did really unhealthy things. And it is also true that Brigham and the early church has been guilty at times of altering the historical record. Yet there are so many pieces of evidence here that are separate from Brigham’s influence, isolated from being manipulated, and which not only corroborate other parts of the story but also corroborate the overarching narrative that Joseph Smith originated and perpetuated the Doctrine of Polygamy. To argue otherwise one would need to explain the collective evidence shared tonight not only in a way that requires an alternate explanation, but also must do so with less conjecture and inference aka Mental gymnastics). Otherwise the conclusion imposed by us, is the most rational conclusion one can arrive at and those who argue or believe otherwise would need to collectively deal with the repercussions of Joseph Smith not only as a polygamist but of a human who used deeply unhealthy Predatory and manipulative behaviors in order to carry out the practice.


1.) Clayton Journal Entries are reliable
2.) D&C 132 is reliable as the text of the revelation that Smith received
3.) There is substantial Evidence that imposes that Smith originated and perpetuated Polygamy
4.) Hyrum Smith read the revelation in a High Council Meeting and Joseph and Hyrum tried to excuse the revelation away in the Nauvoo City Council but not a the way that allows Polygamy deniers to impose a narrative of "Eternity Only Sealings" or "Dynastic Sealings". Hence they must confront why Hyrum and Joseph don't respond using the narrative they have created.
5.) That any attempt to explain Joseph's practice as "eternal only" and not time is irrational in light of Hyrum and Joseph's attempt to walk back the doctrine/revelation of plural marriage by explaining it was in regards to former times and had nothing to do with the present. In other words Dynastic Sealings or relationships in the hereafter that are not binding or sexual in this life is not going to strike fear and anger and rebelliousness in Emma, along with pushback and resentment in Marks, Cowles, and Soby and can be explained without embarrassment. But when Joseph and Hyrum tip their hand by making the excuse that this revelation is about former times and not the present, we can rationally conclude this wasn't eternal only or dynastic relationships that lacked sex or marriage in this life.(While we didn't show it, Orange Wight's autobiography also imposes that Smith had Flora Woodworth as a wife and he was notified that because of such, she was taken. Hence this wasn't a eternity only relationship.)

Journal of Mormon History Vol. 40, No. 3, Summer 2014 Identifying Joseph Smith's Plural Wives This is the metadata section. Skip to content viewer section. JOURNAL ARTICLE Identifying Joseph Smith's Plural Wives Brian C. Hales Journal of Mormon History, Vol. 40, No. 3 (Summer 2014), pp. 155-168 (14 pages)
This link has the url’s for the Land Deeds of Joseph’s plural wives - John C Bennett History of the Saints Nauvoo Expositor
Joseph F. Smith Affidavits - - Clayton Diary - Clayton page 106 search for plural Cowdery to his brother - affidavits - Happiness Letter Examination - "Illicit Intercourse," Plural Marriage, and the Nauvoo Stake High Council, 1840-1844 Gary James Bergera - Kingsbury 132 Revelation - Junius and Joseph - The Changing RLDS Response to Mormon Polygamy: A Preliminary Analysis Richard P. Howard - Buckeye's Laments: Two Early Insider Exposés of Mormon Polygamy and Their Authorship Gary James Bergera
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2023.06.08 16:18 daywalkerwithsoul Outdoor pools with day passes?

Hi! Obviously I know the lake is free, but it is still freezing this early in the year, although it's gonna be quite hot this weekend. I tried searching this sub and couldn't find anything. Are there outdoor pools in the city that are nice and offer day passes? Preferably ones that are not kid-focused lol (like water park style). TIA!
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2023.06.08 16:13 creekhollowrv Stay in Comfort in Canyon Lake Camping Cabins

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2023.06.08 16:12 Meaning-Plenty The Final Landscape

An aging artist pontificates over the utility of his art in a place of perpetual war.
Under a month-long lockdown in Kashmir, the streets are deserted, the stone-throwing protesters are locked away in their homes, and winter is settling on the valley. In a dialogue with himself, an aging artist creates the illusion of company while he pontificates over the utility of his art in a place of perpetual war. The dialogue deepens as the artist’s mind digresses between legends and newspaper headlines, pondering the creative ways the people of Kashmir carve out freedom in the interstices of spaces that imprison them.
Originally published by Mountain Ink, the story explores the resistant possibility of art, imagines a moment of isolation, and subverts it in its execution
He was losing count of the days now. It was a month-old lockdown and the September sun had just begun to smile readily at the mountain peaks.
“What day is it today?” wishing to be ignored, he almost murmured.
It was Tuesday, September 2 in that year of warlike situation.
“Word has it that the taskmasters desire people to lose count of the days and sooner the better, for it would be less embarrassing to justify this forgetfulness.”
“No, no! For Heaven’s sake, no, don’t call that forgetfulness.”
“What else if not forgetfulness? I am already losing count of the days.”
“So what?”
“Fatigue has already entered my spine. My vision is becoming blurred. I am getting sick.”
There was nothing to act on. Sunlight already appeared growing weaker and the chill in the mornings and evenings had made humans return back into their skin, to remember that it was time for a change of the season. Yes, the summer sun has shifted its glance. There were no more vertical sun rays gazing at the deserted streets. This year stones were missing from the streets.
“Are the stones cleared away from the streets?”
“Where from? The streets that wind along the lake and disappear in the forest?”
“I don’t care where. You know what matters are the missing stones or more likely preemptive disappearance.”
“Indeed, what must matter is the absence of the stones.”
“Absence and disappearance are two distinct states, aren’t those? Artista, you are a free man who doesn’t have to risk anything for the arrival of his expectations. You, I know, are waiting for the leaves on some trees to fall and to turn crimson on many others. You do not have to pretend to be self-unconscious to the fatigue so you could feel the numbness of silence of whatever surrounds you. You are waiting for the stones to hurl into the air so you can clench the textures within your color palate. You rather wait for the sun to change its direction and that explains to me your indifference to the night sky to reveal the secrets of peace unto you. You count the hues that are embedded in the seasons to give directions to your thoughts and capture the moments of sadness.”
“I do not wait for the crimson to smear the streets for the emancipation though you understand me as a free person. I am no more a believer in dreams and I know that someday I shall leave forever to dream my great dream. Waiting for the great dream to come true or as you like to understand it, the arrival of my expectations, I am tied to that moment in time that shall comfort me from my bondage.”
There once lived a woman amidst erudite pandits who refused to die. In her youth, when she would rest down to eat after completing the daily chores nothing would take her by surprise then. She had realized that her wait to take the infinite inside was not far. She sang about the darkness that surrounded her only in the wilderness. She defined the void. She bore no children and marked in her verses the certainty to meet the infinite and pass on in peace from here unto there. Every night she washed the stone hidden underneath the crust of rice served in the bowl for dinner. She left behind the stone for the young.
**Hond maaran kina kath Lalli nalwut tsali na zanh*"
(Whether they killed a big sheep or a lamb it was all the same Lalla had always got a stone to eat).
“Bring me those diamonds bedecked in the sky. Rise to the sky and snatch not one but all those tiny stars in an entire vault that shield your land from anonymity.”
“I do not wish to wither away in void nor lose my way across the vast deserts. Journeys across would become not just difficult but impossible without those dimly-lit stars in the sky. Aren’t all landscapes grief-stricken? What would become of the landscapes if the horizons as well were measured and guarded?”
“You sound utterly eccentric to disregard the light of the day that guards us all. There is nothing to help you but to do away with this ridiculousness.”
“Death catches those young by the tail of the daylight. There is nothing solemn to bring oneself in loving the light. I have nothing left but my small indifference to offer. At least there is nothing doubtful about this smallness like many of those impressionist strokes, at chance, that create an illusion of ecstasy. I struggle to handle the landscape without striving for the exotica. Landscapes without humans cannot become a site for self-reflection.”
“Why don’t you paint the arrival?”
“There is no shade on my palate that could help me prophesize. It is impossible to paint that which doesn’t hold me. I cannot paint certainty.”
Nothing would be worse than a political discord that generations wriggle against and wither away with. There was a land of valleys up in the Himalayas believed to be of saints and demons. In “Abduction,” painted in the year 2005, a demon carries away a piece of a mountain — that led to a series “Whose Kashmir?” This strife is neither ahistorical nor sacred. Yet there are stories in the beginning when there was no time. The water that filled up the valley was emptied so the demon could be trapped and killed to end the conflict forever. Demon was driven away yet the water in the lake remained. Troops after troops were washed away ashore on the land. The journey through mountains in search of permanence and certitude continues
“Who owns the strength of character to resolve the strife?”
“Theories nurture cults. At times resolutions are created only to morph imagination into images that speak something beyond any resolution. Landscape is not a passive player. The harder it gets to paint, the easier it is to be consumed with nostalgia. To paint a landscape has become an agony.”
“Artista, you mix up everything to get confused. These are not days to stay confused leisurely.”
“Who has lost count of days? I, who is incapacitated, either to grieve the loss or to bear the burden of not feeling forgetfulness can’t be more astute, clear-sighted, and regimented than this. I live on that street in the city, which is openly exposed to the dogmatic gaze however isn’t threatened with what I do. I paint the banal and possibly could survive in the worst of the conditions, which is boredom. My remorse will anyway kill me soon. Yes, I mix. I mix colors to grasp the shade that discloses the anatomy of illusions.”
“Artista, is it you alone for whom illusions bespeak of truth or is it me who sees confusion not separate from illusions. Illusions lure you into believing that you can’t grieve over the loss and the disappearances. It’s been a while now that we are living in a state of deception and absolute vulgarity.”
“Well then, this is not the first time that the enforcer has tuned in to portray the nakedness of its presence vulgarly. Everything is equipped. How must one imagine a landscape bereft of fatigue figures marching up and down every day? Interestingly, the landscape has turned those prowlers significant for the game that was shaped, of late, seven decades before.”
“And do those prowlers know anything about the determination to choose for the self? Over the years, such will is invalidated. How then must we understand the desire to be emancipated? Have you got any map to look at, to paint a landscape?”
“When I was summoned to prove my being, oddly I forgot my address. I was numbered as an incorrigible reprobate. All efforts to paint a landscape were labeled as a ploy that possibly could threaten the syntax of the sovereign self. When I was executed, that bored wound was stamped as the void. And as I survived after throwing up the clot, my discharge from confinement was realized only after I agreed to sign an undertaking that I shall be a regular reporter of my case. It was called detoxicating progress. You see, the stamp out stink takes a lifetime to go.”
“Now that the autumn is approaching, you might pack up your color and brushes to paint the landscape of this wailing vale in all possible shades. I remember you painted landscapes earlier with much pleasure and ease.”
“I have lost the temperament to paint!”
“Don’t forget that your hallucinatory will could turn the upheaval inside you into spite.”
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2023.06.08 16:11 steampunkjack Finding locations to dig?

I want to search for own crystals.
I live on the beach so there isnt anything but shells here.
I dont mind traveling to find some, but How do you guys find out about crystal rich locations? (I'm not going to steal from state parks.) Books? Papers? Blogs?
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2023.06.08 15:58 fall_ofthepatriarchy So they are capable of taking a stand?

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2023.06.08 15:57 MonarchOfTheMountain Safe Parking: Mid to Northern PA?

Soon heading to Duncannon PA to section hike northbound to the NJ state line, with a vehicle, and am looking for recommendations for secure parking options. Will park, hike, and shuttle, moving northward thru PA, or southbound on occasion. Any suggestions? I typically hike 15-20 miles a day. Parking at hostels or hiker-supported businesses is preferred. Paying for parking is ok. Thanks in advance.
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2023.06.08 15:52 stajets Things that make a private jet different from a commercial plane

Read this guide to understand the top differences between a private jet charter and a commercial plane.
Private jet Charter in New York City (NYC) is the ultimate when it comes to tailored air travel. Whilst a luxury travel experience is part of the appeal, it is the personalization and flexibility that drives most people to fly privately. Sometimes, people are unclear about how private flights differ from commercial airlines. So, we will illustrate some of the things you can do when you fly privately that you cannot do when you take a commercial flight.
You can take off when you want
Commercial airlines have fixed departure times and you have to adhere to their schedule. If you come late, you will be left behind. However, on a private jet, whether you want to take off early to meet with someone or fly back late to avoid the overnight stay, the private jet will adjust to your itinerary.
Park outside and drive up to the steps
A lot of people care about their security. Some of these people include celebs, key witnesses, businessmen and politicians. They, therefore, find it safe to drive to the steps of the aircraft and immediately get into the plane. Also, physically disabled people might not be able to work long distances to board the jet. They prefer being taken to the steps. There is no need for time-consuming transfers from the car park when you use a private jet. You can just park your vehicle outside the aircraft if your private jet charter allows it.
Meet your crew
Whilst the cockpit door is usually kept locked on commercial airline flights, on a private jet, you are welcomed onboard by your crew and captain. You are also welcome to talk to the crew during the flight. You can even visit the flight deck.
You will be able to fly into more remote places
Commercial airline schedules are designed according to demand. There are a lot of airports that you will never know of when flying commercially. However, when you fly privately, you will be able to choose where to land and this means that smaller airports and remote spots such as mountain runways or islands can be accessed by private jets.
Experience no airport delays and lengthy queues
Keep in mind that airports are synonymous with lengthy waiting times and long queues. That is why you should check in at least 2 hours before most commercial airline flights. But for private jets, the terminal at the airport offers a different experience. After seamless security checks, you will move through very quickly and board within fifteen minutes of your arrival.
You can carry your pets to the cabin
You do not have to let your pet travel in a crate in the hold when you can carry it to the cabin of a private jet. This lessens the stress of travel for both the owner and the pet.
Choose who to share with
It can be a lot of luck who you share the cabin with when you use a commercial flight. On the other hand, you will choose who to travel with when using a private jet charter NYC.
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2023.06.08 15:45 late-stage-reddit Roller Coster of Death

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2023.06.08 15:44 EquivalentGrand7273 What are the Famous Local Dishes to Try During a Bike Trip to Ladakh?

What are the Famous Local Dishes to Try During a Bike Trip to Ladakh?
Introduction: Exploring Ladakh's Culinary Delights on Two Wheels 🛵🍽️🏔️
If you're planning a thrilling bike trip to ladakh, not only will you be captivated by its breathtaking landscapes, but you'll also have the opportunity to indulge in the region's rich and unique culinary offerings. Ladakh, with its blend of Tibetan, Indian, and Central Asian influences, boasts a diverse and flavorsome cuisine that is sure to tantalize your taste buds. Join us as we embark on a gastronomic adventure through Ladakh, discovering its famous local dishes that are a must-try for any biking enthusiast.
1. Thukpa: The Hearty Himalayan Noodle Soup 🍜🏔️
A popular dish across the Himalayan region, Thukpa is a delicious and filling noodle soup that is perfect for energizing yourself during your bike to ladakh. Made with handmade noodles, fresh vegetables, meat (optional), and flavorful spices, Thukpa provides the perfect blend of warmth and nourishment.
2. Momos: Steamed Dumplings of Joy 🥟🫂
No culinary journey in Ladakh is complete without savoring the heavenly delight of momos. These steamed dumplings, filled with juicy minced meat or vegetables, are a local favorite. Dip them in spicy chili sauce or savor them in clear soup; momos are an absolute treat for your taste buds.
3. Butter Tea: A Sip of Warmth 🍵❄️
When the chilly winds of Ladakh hit you during your leh to ladakh, seek comfort in a cup of traditional Butter Tea. Made by churning tea leaves, yak butter, and salt, this unique beverage not only provides warmth but is also believed to have several health benefits. It's an acquired taste, so give it a try and experience the authentic flavors of Ladakh.
4. Skyu: The Satisfying Ladakhi Stew 🍲🏔️
As you explore the rugged terrains of Ladakh, fuel yourself with a bowl of Skyu, a traditional Ladakhi stew. Prepared with handmade pasta, vegetables, and meat, this wholesome dish will not only replenish your energy but also introduce you to the local culinary traditions of the region.
5. Chhurpi: The Chewy Himalayan Cheese 🧀🌱
For a unique snacking experience during your ladakh tour bike, try Chhurpi. This hardened cheese, made from yak milk, has a distinctive texture and is often enjoyed as a chewy snack. It's a delightful way to experience the flavors of Ladakh and also acts as a quick source of energy on the go.
Conclusion: Savoring the Flavors of Ladakh on Your Bike Adventure 🚵🏔️🍽️
Embarking on a bike trip to Ladakh is not just about the adrenaline rush and breathtaking landscapes—it's also an opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich culinary traditions of the region. From soul-warming Thukpa to the delightful momos, Ladakh's local dishes offer a unique blend of flavors and cultural influences. So, when you set out on your two-wheeled adventure, make sure to explore the diverse and delicious cuisine that ladakh bike tours has to offer. Indulge your taste buds, experience the warmth of Ladakhi hospitality, and create unforgettable memories on your gastronomic journey through this majestic Himalayan land. Happy biking and bon appétit!
Disclaimer: Please note that availability of certain dishes may vary depending on the season and specific locations within Ladakh. It's always a good idea to check with local recommendations and explore the diverse food options during your bike trip.
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2023.06.08 15:41 Forsaken_Gur_9196 Just now finished this after about 4 months

Just now finished this after about 4 months
This has become my coping painting. About halfway through I quit using cigarettes. I sort of have like PTSD from doing the cabin cuz That's when It hit really hard.
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2023.06.08 15:34 Neither-Drag-8564 Mohican area and Wally Road Advice

Mohican area and Wally Road Advice
I have a camping trip coming up at a campground south of the Wally Road bridge closure. The campground reccomends that RVs and Campers detour through the town of Greer via Rt 514. My question is, not having a large vehicle, has anyone taken a car down Rt 211 to get to Wally Rd? Is it passable or should I take the long detour? Is 211 paved or just stone/gravel?
This is not my first time at this campgroud and the last time I took a route other than Wally Rd, I wound up on some gravel, steep grade incline. The result traumatized any specific memory of the route (road names) from my brain. But again that was years ago and im not even sure if that was 211.
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