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2011.01.27 21:10 marshmelow Everything Vail Mountain Related

Everything relating to Vail, Colorado and it's surrounding counterparts!
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2022.05.07 05:46 Klonothan fishwhatcom

Welcome to FishWhatcom! An open and accepting community for those in Whatcom and surrounding counties that enjoy fishing or are looking to learn more about this pastime in this wonderful little corner of the US. New to fishing and looking for where to start? Check out the links below in the sidebar.
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2011.12.16 22:40 pixlgeek Star Party

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2023.03.20 16:56 cgralak944 New Stadium?

Do you think the Fire would benefit from developing and building their own new Stadium with a retractable roof in an area further away from the heart of the downtown area? I feel like it's a good move long-term as it seems attendance is a major issue due to Chicago's cold weather conditions. I feel like this could also help strengthen their identity since Soldier Field is pretty much synonymous the the Bears.
Who knows what's going to happen with those proposed Soldier Field renovations. Maybe the Fire could build a new Stadium next to their new training facilities as well as somewhere less traffic heavy.
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2023.03.20 16:51 Andre3000RPI Yahoo Morning Briefing

Ailing 167-year old Credit Suisse will now see itself into a forced marriage with stronger rival UBS, following a weekend of behind the scenes drama between each bank's executives and the Swiss authorities.
A former high-ranking UBS exec familiar with the current talks tells me Credit Suisse's troubled investment bank could be hived off into a zombie bank ran down over time by Swiss regulators.
The deal may help calm the broader financial system, but could unsettle UBS shareholders.
"You go from having the best run Swiss bank in UBS with a clear strategy, to owning the worst," the source added.
UBS CEO Ralph Hamers didn't return my request for a chat on this one over the weekend. When reached by email, a handler for Credit Suisse chairman Axel Lehmann chimed in and told me Lehmann had no time. Schade.

Wild turn of events here though, which will fundamentally once again alter the landscape of Wall Street and further concentrate the power into the hands of a few high-profile players.

"The Goliaths will keep winning," veteran top bank analyst Mike Mayo told me, an investment thesis he has been championing for a while where the likes of Bank of America, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley continue to get stronger amid the struggles of others on the Street.

Meanwhile, Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett has resurfaced — this time reportedly in chats on the banking crisis with senior officials in the Biden administration. The Oracle of Omaha is a top investor in Bank of America, Bank of NY Mellon, and Citigroup, so it's no small surprise he is gathering all the information he could from inside the Beltway.

Also keep in mind the billionaire loaned $5 billion to Goldman Sachs at the height of the last financial crisis and saved Solomon Brothers in the early '90s after a bond trading scandal.

Buffett could be poised to strike once more with a lucrative offer of some kind for a struggling bank, which could go a long way in stabilizing markets.
These are just some of the sights and sounds of this rolling crisis with more inevitably on the way.

In the process of all this high drama, I see two questions emerging for investors.

First, do you use this opportunity to add risk to your portfolio as it's clear regulators (and billionaires such as Buffett) will not let the financial system go up in smoke — similar to what they did in 2008/2009?

On this point, I think Goldman strategist Peter Oppenheimer gives a succinct answer on how to think through this:

"Even if markets rebound from current levels in the short term, high uncertainty and lowered confidence levels are likely to mean an ongoing ‘Fat & Flat’ market given that valuations do not look particularly attractive. In this regard, we see two potential problems. The first is that the U.S. equity market, long a significant out-performer, remains expensive relative to history and relative to real rates. Despite cheaper valuations outside of the U.S. – a key factor in recent outperformance – other markets are unlikely to de-couple in any U.S.-led correction. Even on longer-term comparisons, which can be a useful barometer at points such as this, the U.S. equity market continues to look stretched, after years of low rates and strong technology sector returns."

The other question is what is the play on bank stocks? Is this a golden opportunity to buy big names like Bank of America and JP Morgan as they are seeing an influx of deposits (as sources have told me), in effect strengthening their footholds longer term?

Maybe, opines JP Morgan analyst Vivek Juneja:

"We expect large bank stocks to remain choppy near term but for medium term holders the sector looks attractive due to cheaper valuation and stable/growing deposits, albeit with some uncertainty surrounding potential regulatory fallout. Large bank stocks are down 5-25% since March 8 when Silicon Valley Bank’s issues unfolded - money centers are trading at 7.7x 2024 consensus EPS on average, well below 10.3x long-term average and regionals at 6.6x versus 11.4x long-term average."

Happy Trading! (hopefully)
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2023.03.20 16:48 Apprehensive-Sun1215 First Step Act was only half the job; now a ‘Second Step’ is needed

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The First Step Act (FSA) was a landmark achievement in the area of criminal justice reform. It came at a time of partisan politics and a divided Congress and was the only significant bi-partisan legislation passed during the Trump administration. “The First Step” is a new, award-winning film, documenting the passage of this historic act. The film gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the unlikely coalition formed between President Trump’s son in law, Jared Kushner, and CNN commentator and activist Van Jones. In the film we gain rare insights into the back door dealings, disagreements, and incredibly hard work that went into making the law a reality.
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Throughout the film we are reminded that we must take small steps to achieve great things. Van Jones related this effort to the 1957 Civil Rights Act, itself not a monumental achievement — but it led to the 1960 Civil Rights Act and ultimately the 1964 Civil Rights Act that everyone remembers today. Jones reminded his team to “Start small and build.” Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) preached the same, saying the FSA is just a “step in the right direction.”
I had a unique viewpoint at this time: I was Acting Director of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) during the negotiations and ultimate passage of the FSA. I witnessed first-hand some of the scenes depicted in the film and saw the politics and horse trading that went on behind closed doors. As well documented in film, the FSA is important legislation. But how successful is it? I argue it was a small start, hopefully, on the way to something bigger.
The FSA had two primary goals: 1) to reduce the overcrowded prison population in the BOP and 2) to provide incentives for people in prison to take recidivism reducing programs which will increase the likelihood that they will succeed upon their release and not return to prison. In my opinion, the FSA succeeded wildly in number 1, and failed miserably in number 2. So, in short, yes, we definitely need something bigger: a second step.
While up-to-date data has not been made available, it appears that somewhere between 10,000 and 20,000 people have already been released early under the FSA, with thousands more in the queue. BOP is still calculating how people earn time credits, and they continue to release more in batches. Based on those numbers alone, it is hard to argue that the FSA was not successful in reducing the prison population.
The primary incentive offered under the FSA is time credits for completion of recidivation reducing programs. Application of these time credits will allow some people to complete their sentence early and transfer to supervised release, and others to transfer early to halfway houses or home confinement. The problem with the FSA is that while it incentivizes people to take recidivism reducing programs, the only people eligible for the coveted time credits are those already deemed to be minimum- or low-risk for recidivating. Said another way, only people assessed as minimum- and low-risk for recidivism are eligible to earn time credits leading to early release. But those are not the people we should be incentivizing to take recidivism reducing programs. The ones who truly need these programs are those deemed to be of medium or high risk of recidivating. Aren’t those the people we should be focusing on? But the FSA does not allow these people to earn time credits. In fact, I would argue the FSA actually disincentivizes medium- and high-risk people because why should they take a program that they won’t get time credit for, while the guy next to them is getting credit for the same program?
Let me be clear: I am not saying the FSA is a bad law. On the contrary, it has resulted in increased program opportunities and other changes to our federal prison system, and it has reduced the number of people in federal prisons.
What I am saying is that the need for a Second Step is great, as people deemed medium or high risk of recidivating are released without the benefit of critical recidivism reducing programs. About 95 percent of the people currently in our nation’s prisons will be released to our communities. They will be our neighbors. Isn’t it imperative that we do all we can to ensure that upon release they have the skills, tools, and resources to be productive, law-abiding members of society?
We need Congress to act now, in another bi-partisan effort, to pass laws that will ensure everyone incarcerated today is incentivized and given access to programs that will help reduce their recidivism risk.
Hugh Hurwitz held multiple positions with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, including Acting Director, Assistant Director for Administration, and Assistant Director for Reentry Services. Currently, he provides consulting services in prison management, reentry and reform, organizational change, and other areas. He is a member of the Council on Criminal Justice.
For the latest news, weather, sports, and streaming video, head to The Hill.
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2023.03.20 16:48 Duster12321 Finally got myself a copy. Still can't believe I found it here in Poland for like 15 bucks in such great condition. Doesn't even matter that I can't play it on my PAL console, I'm super happy that I can even own it lol

Finally got myself a copy. Still can't believe I found it here in Poland for like 15 bucks in such great condition. Doesn't even matter that I can't play it on my PAL console, I'm super happy that I can even own it lol submitted by Duster12321 to tokyoxtremeracer [link] [comments]


2023.03.20 16:47 pleasantboink Mining company acquires prime mineral claims in Brazil, growing position in Lithium Valley

Mining company acquires prime mineral claims in Brazil, growing position in Lithium Valley
The rush for battery metals has attracted new investors and prompted governments to encourage domestic metals production, despite tepid global demand for metals driven by recession fears and China's weak economic recovery. At the recent Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada gathering, miners believed that battery materials are heading for an epic bull run, with copper and lithium top of mind for producers. The event drew over 23,800 attendees, reflecting positive engagement and a push to be part of the worldwide transition to cleaner energy.
Against this backdrop, I've been keeping a close eye on Spark Energy Minerals Inc.($EMIN.c / MTEHF) for their strong price to potential ratio, particularly in relation to battery metals. Recently, EMIN has made an exciting move by entering into a mineral claims purchase agreement with Talisman Venture Partners, Ltd. to acquire 100% ownership of 6 exploration permits, known as the "Nova Energia" Property, which comprise approximately 8,631 thousand hectares of surface area in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
What's even more promising is that these licences surround Spark Energy's current 3,500 hectare Property. According to Peter Wilson, the CEO of Spark, these new properties are highly prospective and offer excellent potential. This, combined with the 22k hectares recently acquired, makes Spark one of the largest landholders in the "Lithium Valley," holding almost 34k hectares.
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To complete the transaction, Spark will pay Talisman $100,000 CDN on signing of the agreement and issue Talisman 10,000,000 units of the Company. Each unit will consist of one common share of the Company and an additional warrant giving the unit holder the right to purchase an additional share of the Company at $0.15, with a 2 year term attached. Talisman will retain a 1% N.S.R, and the company can purchase 0.5% from Talisman at any time for $1,000,000 CDN.
Completion of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including the company being satisfied with the results of its due diligence review. Spark has 90 calendar days from the date of execution of the agreement to complete the transaction, and the company is not paying any finders' fees in connection therewith. All in all, this news is very exciting for those interested in junior miners, especially for battery metals, and specifically for Spark Energy, given their strong price to potential and their growing land positions in the "Lithium Valley."
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2023.03.20 16:46 KALEEB-CALEB “Severe Weather Conditions”

My package arrived in my state 3 days ago (just 20 minutes away actually) and for those 3 days, the site says “severe weather conditions have delayed delivery” even though I’ve checked the entire state, (my town, and the town the package is in) to be greeted with clear skies. Like c’mon, if you lost my package or something just say so 😭
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2023.03.20 16:43 LickMaFinger Is this legit? I’ve never heard of a deposit being required. Im also 18 but they still want parental consent which doesn’t make much sense either.

Is this legit? I’ve never heard of a deposit being required. Im also 18 but they still want parental consent which doesn’t make much sense either. submitted by LickMaFinger to Modelling [link] [comments]


2023.03.20 16:37 mmt2004 Planning a Mountain Bike Trip Early June - Need Advice on Destination!

Hey MTB friends,
I have a week off from work June 1-June 9th and am looking to plan a mountain bike trip for that week. I'm an experienced and aggressive rider from the east coast, and have previously taken a trip out to Moab, Utah. This time, I was thinking about checking out Sedona, but I'm concerned about the weather (heat) and trail conditions.
I'm looking for a destination with great trails that are challenging and offer a mix of technical features, flowy sections, and stunning scenery (no bike parks). I'm also hoping to do some long days, around 15-20 miles per day. Since I'm not familiar with the weather and trail conditions in Sedona during June, I'm reaching out to the community for advice.
If you have any suggestions for other great mountain bike destinations during that time of year, I'd love to hear them! I'm open to any suggestions anywhere in the US!
Thanks in advance for your help!
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2023.03.20 16:37 DragJonFruit 24M Lets Start Today With Friends :)

Anyone welcome!
Hey im Jonathan! I would love to meet new people from wherever to game, make jokes? Text, anything! Let me tell you more about me!
About me: I’m from Texas
I am LGBTQ 🏳️‍🌈 Friendly
Lover of memes
I love to watch sci fi/ fantasy movies the most. Favorite would be LOTR : The Two Towers. sci fi would be tron legacy.
I enjoy gaming a lot and would love to play with people. I play a lot of multiplayer games. I love stardew and halo the most, but i play zelda, mario, doom and a whole lot of other games so just ask me what else i play.
On my free time i like to write about fantasy short stories and Or about my days.
I like to go on walks of hikes depending on the weather.
I like to explore more of nature by heading into a nearby forest.
Music: i like daft punk and metallica
Reading: i like to read young adult fantasy and non fiction books.
I enjoy Studio Ghibli, Anime, and Marvel and Dc Movies
I have a couple of dogs if you want to see them, just ask me :)
Currently plan to work on my masters this fall!
Thats mostly everything from me but if you’re interested to learn more just ask!
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2023.03.20 16:34 Awkward-Soup-4303 An Aspect of Piper that is Rarely Talked About [hoo][toa]

When Piper McLean comes up in topics here, she’s usually the subject of heated debate. Ever since her introduction back in 2010 (yes, it has been that long, and yes we are getting old), she remains one of the most controversial figures so far put to print in the Riordanverse, perhaps even the most controversial. Just in HoO we have:
The feathers in her hair, with the one side claiming this is an offensive stereotype, and the other claiming this is how Piper shows her pride as a Native American, she has a right to accessorize how she pleases, and complaining about her feathers is like making a mountain out of a molehill.
Her charmspeak, with one side claiming it’s the most broken power ever and makes Piper tantamount to a Mary Sue, with the other side ready to start citing one example after another when charmspeak failed and Piper got her ass handed to her. Case in point, my own post the other day when Midas turned Piper into a gold statue while she was using charmspeak.
Her relationship with Jason. Now, there’s a dozen different criticisms surrounding this one, but I’ll stick with everyone’s favorites: Piper’s obsession with Jason, her possessiveness of him, her “pick me girl” attitude, the strangeness of their start together, Piper’s insecurity about whether he may break up with her and get back with Reyna, and how “rushed” their timeline is. An interesting counterpoint is how Annabeth is no different, with proponents citing how jealous and clingy she became of Percy when Rachel entered the scene, and how possessive she is of him in her own right when she was ready to strangle Piper, Leo, and Jason at the Grand Canyon when they had no idea who Percy was. Then the counter to this counter is how comparing Annabeth’s and Piper’s behavior is like comparing apples and bananas. For the timeline, many say that the unseen six months between TLH and MoA wasn’t enough time for them to get to where they were at the beginning of the book, while many others argue that six months is way more than enough time for them to have talked things out, confessed their feelings, and made the decision to officially start dating.
So on and so forth.
And then we get to ToA…
Cue air raid sirens, code red alarms, bad weather alerts, a crying baby, and a seasick alpaca
When it comes to ToA, Rick either makes or breaks Piper. He either finally took her in the right direction, or he totally destroyed her character. There is no inbetween.
Right off the bat, we’ve got Piper revealing that she and Jason broke up, hitting us with the gut-wrenching reality that not all relationships last forever after all. This is either the greatest thing Rick could’ve done for Piper, breaking her free of the shackles that were Jason, or this is the worst thing Rick could’ve done, wasting five years of our lives writing this pairing just to throw it all away, undoing five years of character development just for drama and plot.
Then we’ve got Piper’s dialogue and her attitude towards Jason, and her words about Hera and Aphrodite. Piper’s rudeness towards Jason, and what she says about Hera forcing her into a relationship, and Aphrodite pressuring her into staying in that relationship, is either a stroke of literary genius on Rick’s part, showing how high amounts of stress are weighing on Piper and finally getting her to reveal what she really thinks, or is saying stuff she doesn’t really mean, or this is Piper being way OOC, saying stuff that doesn’t make any sense and is a direct contradiction to stuff she was saying and thinking back in HoO.
Even more, we’re introduced to Piper’s tandem identity crises, those being her spiritual crisis regarding her Cherokee identity and her sexual confusion. This is seen either as Rick finally giving Piper some meaningful character development, having her question if she really is Cherokee given how long she’s been away from the tribe, and questioning whether she really is straight, or if she was really gay the whole time, or if she’s bisexual, or this is a weak and shoehorned plot introduced at the last minute that has no canon basis what with how confident and proud Piper was to be a Cherokee, and her sexual confusion makes no sense seeing as how she had no such qualms anywhere in HoO, and this is therefore Rick trying to score more diversity points by retconning Piper’s sexuality.
And then to wrap it all up, Piper’s apparent new partner. The actual text from ToN says “friend,” never “girlfriend.” However, this is from Apollo’s POV, and he also describes Piper and Shel as “lovebirds,” with their hands laced together, and one of them leaned over to kiss the other. “Early days” says Piper, talking to the newly reinstated sun god. What I’m getting at to this is that maybe, just maybe, Piper and Shel aren’t actually girlfriends, but really good friends, meaning this fandom has been wrong about “Shelper” for the past two and a half years. But disregarding this theory, Piper’s new girlfriend takes the cake for being the most heated topic of debate regarding her current status in the Riordanverse.
We’ve got people saying this is excellent writing on Rick’s part. He showed us Piper struggling with her identity, and then he showed us how she’s coped with that struggle after a timeskip. We’ve got people saying this is great for Piper, that she’s in a relationship of her own choosing. Then we’ve got people saying this is abysmal writing, that Rick can’t write LGBT relationships to save his life, that the whole Shelper pairing is weak, rushed, and forced, and plays into negative stereotypes about lesbians. We’ve got people criticizing the double standard, pointing out how some say that six months for Jasper wasn’t enough time, but less than three months is perfect for Shelper. More on the timing, we’ve got people saying that this is great, that this demonstrates that Piper has moved on from Jason, and the other side argues that this is horrible and unrealistic, that it hasn’t even been a full three months since Jason died, and she’s already got a new partner.
Too fast, they say, with no build-up, background, effort, energy, or anything at all. Rick just slaps Piper into a new pairing and calls it an arc.
Poor Piper just cannot catch a break. Those who hated her in HoO now love her in ToA, and those that loved her in HoO now hate her in ToA. One guy was even so dedicated to sharing his views that he wrote not one, but two essays on everything wrong with Piper.
But I’m not here with you today to talk about Piper’s controversies. The point to that huge intro was to highlight the biggest talk points about Piper, so I could build into a trait about her that rarely ever gets attention:
Her dark side.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Piper has a dark side to her that rivals Nico. Maybe even surpasses him, because when we saw Nico commit murder it was because Reyna was in near-mortal peril and he was saving her life, but Piper’s moment comes in the form of good ‘ol fashioned revenge.
Bringing TBM back into the spotlight, we see Piper’s most brutal moment when she comes up behind Medea and throws Katoptris into the witch’s back, impaling her in the spine, and probably a lung, because Medea is written as not being able to speak, and she dies shortly after Piper’s attack. Nico turning Bryce into a chattering ghost and sending him straight to the Underworld is certainly brutal, but there’s a certain amount of oompf that comes with actually plunging your blade into someone, drawing their blood, and taking their life.
Now, as for what this has to do with her dark side, we have to examine all that’s going on right now.
The Imperial War is raging on with what basically amounts to the Empire Strikes Back of the Riordanverse, with Caligula actually managing to kill a main character…controversy over how he managed that also aside…and the McLean family is practically ruined. Tristan now has no money, with all of his mansions, cars, furniture, and more expensive outfits all having been repo’d by the bank to cover his debts, and he may be in even more financial trouble than we know of, with whatever money he does make when he gets back to Tahlequah going straight to the bank as well. The only thing keeping Tristan in one piece right now is Piper.
But what is the number one thing on Piper’s mind right now? Is it her father’s emotional and mental state? Is it her future in Tahlequah as a public high school student? Neither. Piper’s out for blood.
In Apollo’s own words: I realized she had come here first and foremost to get revenge on Medea, secondly to help us. Making it out alive...that had been a very distant third on her list of priorities.
First to get revenge, second to help Apollo rescue Herophile, and from Apollo’s POV, Piper hadn’t cared if she lived or died. She went to the main LA entrance to the Burning Maze, the one that was supposed to be a heavily guarded death trap, fully intent on fighting her way through just to take Medea’s life. Piper disregarded what her father was going through, what would happen to him if she died, and what would happen to Hedge if she died, and dedicated every fiber of her being to killing the witch. She’d been ready to fight an army by herself if she had to.
So, amongst all the controversy and raging debate that surrounds Piper, I think we can all agree that if you ruin her father’s financial success and almost get him thrown in jail on top of killing her ex-boyfriend that she had tons of unresolved issues with, she is going to track you down across the planet to kill you.
The dark side of Piper McLean. She’ll cast everything aside, even her own life, for revenge.
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2023.03.20 16:33 shnurlf [WTS] [EU - Worldwide] Retro Aimpoints

Bunch of retro Ampoints for sale. Timestamp and detailed pictures are in this imgur album: https://imgur.com/a/1zjcXeH.
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Aimpoint 5000 #1 -- 800 USD
Aimpoint 5000 #2 -- 800 USD
Aimpoint 3000 #1 -- 500 USD
Aimpoint 3000 #2 -- 500 USD
Aimpoint 5000 XD #1 -- 750 USD
Aimpoint Electronic Mk.1 w/ Aimpoint Scope 3x #1 -- 600
Aimpoint Electronic Mk.3 #1 -- 350
Aimpoint Scope 3x for Aimpoint 2000/3000 #1 -- 75
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Buyer pays listed price + shipping. I could be convinced to split shipping if it's international. Willing to lower prices if you buy multiple items. All prices come from current market prices on the optics, but if you feel you have a better estimate of their current value then feel free to message me. Any transaction must be completed through Paypal, unless I know you personally. If you help me get one of these sold, I will give you a 5% commission through Paypal F&F/Zelle/Venmo.
Quick caveat for the Mk.1 and Mk.3: there are very few of these in circulation, the past couple Mk.3 I've seen went anywhere between 300 and 450 depending on condition, but I've never seen a Mk.1 for sale. As such, you could say the price came to me in a dream: I'm happy to entertain offers.
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2023.03.20 16:32 mtglozwof Respect Crystal (Pokemon Adventures)

Crystal

The Catcher
"If someone compensated you it's a job. If you have a job then you see it through to the end."
Crystal was trained from a young age in the art of Pokemon capture, during her training in the wilderness she broke both of her arms and had to learn to catch Pokemon using only her legs, a skill she maintains preferring to kick Pokeballs rather than throw them. She spends her time volunteering at the Pokemon Academy but when hired will go off on capturing jobs. She was hired by Professor Oak to complete the Pokedex, which she did. And then did again. And probably continues to do until new Pokemon stop coming out.
In the line of her work, she made several friends and even managed to save the world a couple of times.

GeaItems

Any equipment that goes undescribed can be seen in detail in Red's RT
Pokedex with a Pursuit System that tracks powerful Pokemon.
Handheld Storage: Allows Crystal to pass Pokeballs between her and whoever has a matching device directly from anywhere.
Pokeballs

Durability

Other Physicals

Skill/Intelligence

Pokemon

Team Crystal

Crystal's standard team, while there are seven of them she will generally only use six. They are optimized for capture ability.

Megaree

The newest member of Crystal's main team, he joined her when she received her job from Professor Oak. He is level 80 and has the ability Overgrow.
Physicals
Razor Leaf
Frenzy Plant

Monlee

A Hitmonchan who joined Crystal while she was young. He is ger general powerhouse for fights while also having a varied array of elemental punches. He is level 78 and has the ability Iron Fist.
Full RT by u/NuzlockeMaster
Notable Feats

Parasee

A Parasect who joined with Crystal during her training, specializes in causing status effects. She is level 75 and her ability is Dry Skin.
Physicals
Spore
A move where Parasee launches spores out in a radius, she can vary the range greatly, at least up to two miles.
Sleep Spores
Medicinal Spores
Corrosive Spores
Sludge Bomb
Sweet Scent
Giga Drain

Natee

A Xatu that joined up with Crystal during her childhood training. She acts as Crystal's main mobility Pokemon. She is level 60 and her ability is Early Bird.
Physicals
Psychic
Drill Peck
Other

Bonee

A Cubone that met with Crystal while she was training. He is Crystal's go-to fighter. He is level 73 and has the ability Lightning Rod
Physicals
False Swipe
Bone Rush
Bonerang

Archee

An Arcanaine who attacked Crystal in her training but she eventually befriended. Crystal usually uses him to ride on and to add some elemental power to her team. He is level 79 and his ability is Intimidate.
Physicals
Flamethrower

Chumee

Crystal's first Pokemon. Mostly benched now with Megaree on the team. She focuses on stunning opponents to make them easier to catch.
Mean Look
Blizzard

Suicune

While Crystal never manages to capture Suicune, it does choose her as a worthy trainer to battle with. As such I'm just going to link its own Respect Thread.

Other Caught Pokemon

Since Crystal has caught a lot of Pokemon there are many that she uses only briefly or lends to Emerald, a fellow Pokedex holder.

Rapidash

Starmie

Blissey

Phanphy

Shedinja

Alakazam

Metagross

Mr. Mime

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2023.03.20 16:32 Mathias-1023 I Beg For Someone To Understand my chronic pain & my suffering…..

Hi I’m really sorry to make this a “negative” type of post here, but I’m 25(M). I have so many different chronic health conditions but just a few being -
Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, POTS, Narcolepsy + more…
I’ve been in my opinion, suffering with severe chronic pain since I hit puberty at 12-14 years old. I’ve gone through multiple inpatient pediatric Chronic pain physical rehabilitation programs for 30 days at a time to re-condition my body and mind. I’ve gone through countless rounds of physical therapy, mental health therapy, occupational therapy, etc..
Currently, I’m on many many different medications for everything I have terrible symptoms for, but for pain I am currently taking -
NSAID/anti-inflammatory(Oxaprozin) Lyrica Tylenol 1,250mg 3x daily Cymbalta but for major depression mostly
I’ve been in excruciating chronic musculoskeletal pain even on these medications for years now. I can’t function due to it. I can “seem” like I can function on daily basis but I suffer in my own body and after any activity. I can’t work due to everything as far as all my symptoms go but mostly due to pain 90% of it I’d say..
Every year it gets worse and worse. MRI’s show I have a pinched nerve in my upper back causing my neck pain/tightness and numbness & tingling in my arms and hands. They gave my a prescription for more PT and a consultation for an orthopedic surgeon for my neck but I can’t afford anything. I’m not working and I make no income I’m in so much pain I wish someone or something would help me…
Thanks for letting me share..
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2023.03.20 16:30 pleasantboink Spark Energy Minerals acquires 100% ownership of Nova Energia Property in Brazil, expanding their land position in Lithium Valley

Spark Energy Minerals acquires 100% ownership of Nova Energia Property in Brazil, expanding their land position in Lithium Valley
The rush for battery metals has attracted new investors and prompted governments to encourage domestic metals production, despite tepid global demand for metals driven by recession fears and China's weak economic recovery. At the recent Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada gathering, miners believed that battery materials are heading for an epic bull run, with copper and lithium top of mind for producers. The event drew over 23,800 attendees, reflecting positive engagement and a push to be part of the worldwide transition to cleaner energy.
Against this backdrop, I've been keeping a close eye on Spark Energy Minerals Inc.($EMIN.c / MTEHF) for their strong price to potential ratio, particularly in relation to battery metals. Recently, EMIN has made an exciting move by entering into a mineral claims purchase agreement with Talisman Venture Partners, Ltd. to acquire 100% ownership of 6 exploration permits, known as the "Nova Energia" Property, which comprise approximately 8,631 thousand hectares of surface area in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
What's even more promising is that these licences surround Spark Energy's current 3,500 hectare Property. According to Peter Wilson, the CEO of Spark, these new properties are highly prospective and offer excellent potential. This, combined with the 22k hectares recently acquired, makes Spark one of the largest landholders in the "Lithium Valley," holding almost 34k hectares.
https://preview.redd.it/3ih3wc9uuwoa1.jpg?width=786&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=f9cde935048a89367294cc8274e12ff4cb68bbde
To complete the transaction, Spark will pay Talisman $100,000 CDN on signing of the agreement and issue Talisman 10,000,000 units of the Company. Each unit will consist of one common share of the Company and an additional warrant giving the unit holder the right to purchase an additional share of the Company at $0.15, with a 2 year term attached. Talisman will retain a 1% N.S.R, and the company can purchase 0.5% from Talisman at any time for $1,000,000 CDN.
Completion of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including the company being satisfied with the results of its due diligence review. Spark has 90 calendar days from the date of execution of the agreement to complete the transaction, and the company is not paying any finders' fees in connection therewith. All in all, this news is very exciting for those interested in junior miners, especially for battery metals, and specifically for Spark Energy, given their strong price to potential and their growing land positions in the "Lithium Valley."
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2023.03.20 16:29 Philthy16 Ultimate Rocky '76 Guide

The Ultimate Rocky ’76 Guide
This is the ultimate guide for Rocky ’76. Due to the large number of questions, this scenario is rather RNG dependant, leading to variable outcomes. These guides aren’t 100% guaranteed to get the listed number of electoral votes, but they make the listed numbers of Electoral Votes somewhat likely.
Romney will get you 382 Electoral Votes with good RNG, possibly up to 409 if you get perfect RNG.
Hansen has two possible strategies you can go for. You can consistently get 358 Electoral Votes, or you can go for a more RNG dependant path that can usually get you around 387 Electoral Votes (but in a perfect RNG Scenario, you can get as high as 416).
VP: Romney
Visits: 11 in Pennsylvania, 8 in Washington, (potentially take a rally away from one of these states if Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan or Missouri get too close for comfort)

  1. ’Mrs. Ford, I’m-I’m so sorry. My God. Jerry was a good man.’
  2. This goes beyond politics. I want to talk about Jerry’s life, his dedication to his family and to his work, and our personal relationship.
  3. George Romney’s leadership during the 1967 Detroit riots shows he is more than capable of handling crises and disorder, and his volunteerism and devotion to his church exemplifies how he is a model citizen. He will assist my administration greatly in this uncertain time, and will be an excellent Vice President.
  4. John Paul Stevens: He’s a liberal Republican like myself who writes eloquent decisions and is very uncontroversial.
  5. ANY ANSWER
  6. ANY ANSWER
  7. Of course I will. Ron’s a good friend and a good Republican, even if we disagree on a lot of issues. Besides, we need to mend fences after such a divisive primary. (9081)
  8. As the late President Ford said, this is a time to heal. I am dedicated to reuniting our great country and moving past the trials and tribulations of the past decade. Together, we will move our nation through this long national nightmare of ours into a better tomorrow.
  9. This definitely throws a wrench into our campaign, but I’m not worried. We’ll beat them, we’ll beat Brown, and we’ll get ourselves another four years in the White House.
  10. I am the President and we ought to exploit that fact. Let’s show myself presiding over the Bicentennial, meeting with world leaders like Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, and overall looking like a President.
  11. President Ford’s pardon of former President Nixon was a tough call, but I feel that it was the right call to help our nation move on. I will continue to move our nation past this scandal in the manner President Ford would have done.
  12. I’d rather not talk about this.
  13. George should respond to this himself. He’s the one being attacked and he’s far more well versed on this topic than I’ll ever be.
  14. I support the passage of this Amendment, and think it is a good thing for America.
  15. This is a good idea, I will hold a press conference to make this announcement.
  16. This is not my decision given the recent Roe v. Wade ruling. I will continue to uphold the Supreme Court’s ruling as President.
  17. 9029
  18. I will issue an executive order providing conditional amnesty for draft evaders. Those who dodged the draft must reaffirm their allegiance to the US and either work in a public service job for two years or serve two years in the military.
  19. Let’s continue to stay quiet. Helms will point this out for us anyways, and taking a clear stand would be too alienating.
  20. I don't support cuts, to be sure, but neither do we need increases. We have made great strides in reducing tension with the Soviet Union.
  21. While this definitely shook me, let’s not harp on this too much. Let’s just make a statement assuring the public I am okay and watch Brown’s numbers drop.
  22. 3558
  23. Let’s just be honest and talk straight to the people. I apologize profusely for giving this profane gesture. It was very unbecoming of a President and I let my temper get the best of me in that moment.
  24. I’m definitely getting older, but actions speak louder than words. Let’s film myself working in the Oval Office to show I am still up to the job. (3554)
  25. We are in a good position to intervene as a neutral arbiter to secure a peaceful transition of power in both Angola and Rhodesia. I will invite leaders from both sides of the aisle to the US to begin negotiations.
  26. Let’s have Romney privately apologize to Brown. It will look less performative and will humanize us if Brown releases the letter. OR Honestly, does George even need to say anything? Let’s just move on, we don’t need to worry about this.
  27. This is an issue I would have to consider more closely over the next couple of years. Let's see how the current negotiations go.
  28. The reason behind the 1973 Crisis was the conflict between Israel and the Arab World. I pledge to help mediate a lasting peace to this conflict by bringing together both sides for negotiations so we avoid another OPEC boycott.
  29. President Ford was trying to support South Vietnam following the North’s incursion, but Congress blocked it. I will continue his policy of funding anti-communist groups in Southeast Asia while imposing an embargo of Vietnam to counter the growth of communism in the region.
  30. 8434
  31. I am a proponent of right-to-work laws, and believe more states should enact them. There’s no question unions have grown too powerful in recent years.
  32. We don’t want to mention them, but let’s emphasize some of our more socially liberal ideas to keep those voters on our side.
  33. I support our space program, but we have bigger issues at the moment. We need to focus on other problems like the economy and crime, not some theoretical solar satellite.
  34. Let’s attend, but we must be tough on the Soviets. Let’s push for an explicit recognition of Baltic independence by all in attendance to show American commitment to those oppressed by communism in Eastern Europe.
  35. Republicans have been saying this long before Brown and the Democrats have. I’m not opposed to immigration, but we already have an unemployment issue and this Act exacerbates that.
  36. If Happy is okay with it, we should do a joint interview to talk about our marriage and our family life. Hopefully this puts the issue to rest.
  37. Israel is one of our strongest allies, and changing our entire policy in the Middle East due to one instance of pressure will make us look weak. My administration will continue aiding Israel and will oppose any attempts to undermine their sovereignty.
  38. As Governor of New York, I doubled the size of the state police and established the New York Police Academy. With more law enforcement, we can better deal with this swell in crime.
  39. This was a great legislative achievement. Inflation has decreased significantly since this act passed and millions of new jobs have been created.
  40. The Midwest is critical. We'll hit as many states as we can between Iowa and Ohio.
VP: Hansen
358 Visits: 6 in Georgia, 5 in Hawaii, 4 in Illinois, 4 in New York
Potential 416 Visits: 12 in California, 5 in New York, 2 in Illinois

  1. ’Mrs. Ford, I’m-I’m so sorry. My God. Jerry was a good man.’
  2. This goes beyond politics. I want to talk about Jerry’s life, his dedication to his family and to his work, and our personal relationship.
  3. Clifford Hansen has always fought hard for the small towns and communities of this country and truly feels their concerns. I am confident he will be an excellent Vice President.
  4. John Paul Stevens: He’s a liberal Republican like myself who writes eloquent decisions and is very uncontroversial.
  5. ANY ANSWER
  6. ANY ANSWER
  7. Of course I will. Ron’s a good friend and a good Republican, even if we disagree on a lot of issues. Besides, we need to mend fences after such a divisive primary. (9081)
  8. As the late President Ford said, this is a time to heal. I am dedicated to reuniting our great country and moving past the trials and tribulations of the past decade. Together, we will move our nation through this long national nightmare of ours into a better tomorrow.
  9. This definitely throws a wrench into our campaign, but I’m not worried. We’ll beat them, we’ll beat Brown, and we’ll get ourselves another four years in the White House.
  10. I am the President and we ought to exploit that fact. Let’s show myself presiding over the Bicentennial, meeting with world leaders like Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, and overall looking like a President.
  11. President Ford’s pardon of former President Nixon was a tough call, but I feel that it was the right call to help our nation move on. I will continue to move our nation past this scandal in the manner President Ford would have done.
  12. I’d rather not talk about this.
  13. This is a great opportunity, and I want it to be highly publicized. We really have a chance here to boost our numbers with rural voters.
  14. I support the passage of this Amendment, and think it is a good thing for America.
  15. This is a good idea, I will hold a press conference to make this announcement.
  16. This is not my decision given the recent Roe v. Wade ruling. I will continue to uphold the Supreme Court’s ruling as President.
  17. 9029
  18. I will issue an executive order providing conditional amnesty for draft evaders. Those who dodged the draft must reaffirm their allegiance to the US and either work in a public service job for two years or serve two years in the military.
  19. Let’s continue to stay quiet. Helms will point this out for us anyways, and taking a clear stand would be too alienating.
  20. I don't support cuts, to be sure, but neither do we need increases. We have made great strides in reducing tension with the Soviet Union.
  21. While this definitely shook me, let’s not harp on this too much. Let’s just make a statement assuring the public I am okay and watch Brown’s numbers drop.
  22. 3558
  23. Let’s just be honest and talk straight to the people. I apologize profusely for giving this profane gesture. It was very unbecoming of a President and I let my temper get the best of me in that moment.
  24. I’m definitely getting older, but actions speak louder than words. Let’s film myself working in the Oval Office to show I am still up to the job. (3554)
  25. We are in a good position to intervene as a neutral arbiter to secure a peaceful transition of power in both Angola and Rhodesia. I will invite leaders from both sides of the aisle to the US to begin negotiations.
  26. This was a small mistake on my running mate’s part, and the attempt to use President Kennedy’s assassination for political points is highly inappropriate, especially after the tragic passing of President Ford.
  27. This is an issue I would have to consider more closely over the next couple of years. Let's see how the current negotiations go.
  28. The reason behind the 1973 Crisis was the conflict between Israel and the Arab World. I pledge to help mediate a lasting peace to this conflict by bringing together both sides for negotiations so we avoid another OPEC boycott.
  29. President Ford was trying to support South Vietnam following the North’s incursion, but Congress blocked it. I will continue his policy of funding anti-communist groups in Southeast Asia while imposing an embargo of Vietnam to counter the growth of communism in the region.
  30. This is a good idea and I’m sure Cliff will do great. (8433/8435)
  31. I am a proponent of right-to-work laws, and believe more states should enact them. There’s no question unions have grown too powerful in recent years.
  32. We don’t need to focus on MacBride or the Libertarians, they aren’t a major political force. Let’s keep our focus on Brown.
  33. I support our space program, but we have bigger issues at the moment. We need to focus on other problems like the economy and crime, not some theoretical solar satellite.
  34. Let’s attend, but we must be tough on the Soviets. Let’s push for an explicit recognition of Baltic independence by all in attendance to show American commitment to those oppressed by communism in Eastern Europe.
  35. Republicans have been saying this long before Brown and the Democrats have. I’m not opposed to immigration, but we already have an unemployment issue and this Act exacerbates that.
  36. If Happy is okay with it, we should do a joint interview to talk about our marriage and our family life. Hopefully this puts the issue to rest.
  37. Israel is one of our strongest allies, and changing our entire policy in the Middle East due to one instance of pressure will make us look weak. My administration will continue aiding Israel and will oppose any attempts to undermine their sovereignty.
  38. As Governor of New York, I doubled the size of the state police and established the New York Police Academy. With more law enforcement, we can better deal with this swell in crime.
  39. This was a great legislative achievement. Inflation has decreased significantly since this act passed and millions of new jobs have been created.
  40. Midwest if you're going for the 358 Path, West Coast if you're going for 416.
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2023.03.20 16:28 lunaboro Has anyone been to Wildwood Canyon in Burbank lately?

One of my favorite local hikes when I can’t get out to the national forests.
Was considering going today but was wondering if I should hold out as it has been raining a lot the past few days (and weeks!) and that trail is already severely eroded in general…..
Wondering if anyone has been and current conditions? AllTrails doesn’t offer much.
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2023.03.20 16:28 Dismal-Jellyfish This is not a 'bailout'! A review of the tools the Fed is leveraging ($308.063 Billion so far as of 3/15) while attempting to navigate the current environment: Primary Credit, Central Bank Liquidity Swaps, Bank Term Funding Program (BTFP), and “Other credit extensions”

This is not a 'bailout'! A review of the tools the Fed is leveraging ($308.063 Billion so far as of 3/15) while attempting to navigate the current environment: Primary Credit, Central Bank Liquidity Swaps, Bank Term Funding Program (BTFP), and “Other credit extensions”
Good morning Superstonk, resident jellyfish back with you! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Seeing as yesterday saw coordinated central bank action to enhance the provision of U.S. dollar liquidity, I thought it would be useful to review these tools at the Fed's disposal as they attempt to navigate this mess they made while calling none of this a 'bailout'.
Mainly:
  • Primary Credit
  • Central Bank Liquidity Swaps
  • Bank Term Funding Program (BTFP)
  • “Other credit extensions”
Let's get to it!

Primary Credit ($152.85 Billion)

https://ycharts.com/indicators/us_loans_to_depository_institutions__primary_credit

Overview:

Federal Reserve lending to depository institutions (the “discount window”) plays an important role in supporting the liquidity and stability of the banking system and the effective implementation of monetary policy. By providing ready access to funding, the discount window helps depository institutions manage their liquidity risks efficiently and avoid actions that have negative consequences for their customers, such as withdrawing credit during times of market stress. Thus, the discount window supports the smooth flow of credit to households and businesses. Providing liquidity in this way is one of the original purposes of the Federal Reserve System and other central banks around the world.

The "Primary Credit" program is the principal safety valve for ensuring adequate liquidity in the banking system. Primary credit is priced relative to the FOMC’s target range for the federal funds rate and is normally granted on a “no-questions-asked,” minimally administered basis. There are no restrictions on borrowers’ use of primary credit.

https://www.frbdiscountwindow.org/Pages/General-Information/Primary-and-Secondary-Lending-Programs.aspx
Here are some examples of common borrowing situations:
  • Tight money markets or undue market volatility
  • Preventing an overnight overdraft
  • Meeting a need for funding, including a short-term liquidity demand that may arise from unexpected deposit withdrawals or a spike in loan demand
The introduction of the primary credit program in 2003 marked a fundamental shift - from administration to pricing - in the Federal Reserve's approach to discount window lending. Notably, eligible depository institutions may obtain primary credit without exhausting or even seeking funds from alternative sources. Minimal administration of and restrictions on the use of primary credit makes it a reliable funding source. Being prepared to borrow primary credit enhances an institution's liquidity.

Final thoughts on Primary Credit (for now):

I wonder which institution(s) are seeking “no-questions-asked” "no restrictions on borrowers’ use of primary credit." to the tune of to the tune of $152.85 billion this past week @ 4.75% up from 4.581B last week and up from 2.306B one year ago. This is a change of 3.24K% from last week and 6.53K% from one year ago.
The sudden rise in Primary Credit shows big players are trying to get as much liquidity backstop as possible and are increasing their borrowing from the Fed, happily paying 4.75% to borrow billions. These are not cheap loans...
I do wonder if this trickles down into Secondary and Seasonal Credit as this goes on?

Central Bank Liquidity Swaps ($.47 Billion--for now...)

In April 2009, the Federal Reserve announced foreign-currency liquidity swap lines with the Bank of England, the European Central Bank, the Bank of Japan, and the Swiss National Bank.

The Federal Reserve lines constitute a part of a network of bilateral swap lines among the six central banks, which allow for the provision of liquidity in each jurisdiction in any of the six currencies should central banks judge that market conditions warrant. In October 2013, the Federal Reserve and these central banks announced that their liquidity swap arrangements would be converted to standing arrangements that will remain in place until further notice.

How it works:

In general, these swaps involve two transactions. When a foreign central bank draws on its swap line with the Federal Reserve, the foreign central bank sells a specified amount of its currency to the Federal Reserve in exchange for dollars at the prevailing market exchange rate. The Federal Reserve holds the foreign currency in an account at the foreign central bank. The dollars that the Federal Reserve provides are deposited in an account that the foreign central bank maintains at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. At the same time, the Federal Reserve and the foreign central bank enter into a binding agreement for a second transaction that obligates the foreign central bank to buy back its currency on a specified future date at the same exchange rate. The second transaction unwinds the first. At the conclusion of the second transaction, the foreign central bank pays interest, at a market-based rate, to the Federal Reserve. Dollar liquidity swaps have maturities ranging from overnight to three months.
When the foreign central bank loans the dollars it obtains by drawing on its swap line to institutions in its jurisdiction, the dollars are transferred from the foreign central bank's account at the Federal Reserve to the account of the bank that the borrowing institution uses to clear its dollar transactions. The foreign central bank remains obligated to return the dollars to the Federal Reserve under the terms of the agreement, and the Federal Reserve is not a counterparty to the loan extended by the foreign central bank. The foreign central bank bears the credit risk associated with the loans it makes to institutions in its jurisdiction.
The foreign currency that the Federal Reserve acquires is an asset on the Federal Reserve's balance sheet. Because the swap is unwound at the same exchange rate that is used in the initial draw, the dollar value of the asset is not affected by changes in the market exchange rate. The dollar funds deposited in the accounts that foreign central banks maintains at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York are a Federal Reserve liability.

The Swiss National Bank has used it 6 times for 7-day swaps totaling $20.5 billion:

Back in September, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) used the long-standing swap line with the Fed for five 7-day swaps in a row. The largest swap amounted to $11.1 billion matured on October 27. Then again once more for a 7-day swap in December (matured on December 15th for $1,000,000).
https://preview.redd.it/5gqzfga3pwoa1.png?width=608&format=png&auto=webp&s=95dde3941baf18a32f4ccc2930a101a4c7ea3cf8

Last night, Coordinated central bank action to enhance the provision of U.S. dollar liquidity:

The Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve, and the Swiss National Bank are today announcing a coordinated action to enhance the provision of liquidity via the standing U.S. dollar liquidity swap line arrangements.To improve the swap lines' effectiveness in providing U.S. dollar funding, the central banks currently offering U.S. dollar operations have agreed to increase the frequency of 7-day maturity operations from weekly to daily. These daily operations will commence on Monday, March 20, 2023, and will continue at least through the end of April.
The network of swap lines among these central banks is a set of available standing facilities and serve as an important liquidity backstop to ease strains in global funding markets, thereby helping to mitigate the effects of such strains on the supply of credit to households and businesses.

Final thoughts on Central Bank Liquidity Swaps (for now):

increase the frequency of 7-day maturity operations from weekly to daily. These daily operations will commence on Monday, March 20, 2023, and will continue at least through the end of April.
It is going to be VERY curious to watch these numbers through the end of April. The SNB likely swapped $20.5 billion to provide short-term liquidity in September to Credit Suisse, right?!?!?! What about now?

Bank Term Funding Program (BTFP) ($11.943 Billion, so far...):

https://preview.redd.it/wxmo7jgspwoa1.png?width=821&format=png&auto=webp&s=64d48296cae3c0b52d8758c99f2fa6f9de80d415
  • Borrower Eligibility: Any U.S. federally insured depository institution (including a bank, savings association, or credit union) or U.S. branch or agency of a foreign bank that is eligible for primary credit (see 12 CFR 201.4(a)) is eligible to borrow under the Program.
  • Banks can borrow for up to one year, at a fixed rate for the term, pegged to the one-year overnight index swap rate plus 10 basis points.
  • Banks have to post collateral (valued at par)
  • Any collateral has to be “owned by the borrower as of March 12, 2023."
  • Eligible collateral includes any collateral eligible for purchase by the Federal Reserve Banks in open market operations

As of March 15th, the Fed has dropped $11.943 Billion into this facility:

https://preview.redd.it/49ma62jyqwoa1.png?width=867&format=png&auto=webp&s=0a5bb1ff5495130ba05175082fddf232074c95e6

Final thoughts on BTFP (for now):

'Banks have to post collateral (valued at par)' is NUTS. From what I have been able to read, this is not how this typically goes down--usually there is a haircut, not 'valued at par'.
Any collateral has to be “owned by the borrower as of March 12, 2023." This should rule out banks buying securities at today's market prices and using them as collateral at the aforementioned ridiculous par.

“Other credit extensions” ($142.8 Billion, so far...):

Includes loans that were extended to depository institutions established by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The Federal Reserve Banks' loans to these depository institutions are secured by collateral and the FDIC provides repayment guarantees.

Final thoughts on "Other credit extensions" (for now):

The Fed has loaned the newly created FDIC banks for covering depositors in Silicon Valley Bank and Signature bank (so far): $142.8 Billion. This number will be interesting to watch as other banks teeter.

This not bailout is how much?!?! As of 3/15:

  • Primary Credit ($152.85 Billion)
  • Central Bank Liquidity Swaps ($.47 Billion)
  • Bank Term Funding Program (BTFP) ($11.943 Billion)
  • “Other credit extensions” ($142.8 Billion)

Total (so far): $308.063 Billion

How the Fed is doing:

REMEMBER: none of this 'matters' to the Fed. The Fed creates its own money, and cannot become insolvent.
The above mentioned tools help its balance sheet as they would are stored as assets. Especially as the Fed fights not being 'profitable' to the Treasury itself:
https://preview.redd.it/yqlsbu6rvwoa1.png?width=1647&format=png&auto=webp&s=977279cce00c7659ffa3311068549fca79c6b203
Remember, the Fed is playing slight of hand here.
Storing losses (-41.067 billion as of 3/15/2023) on the balance sheet as an asset like what is happening above, rather than showing the loss on the income statement right away, is an old corporate accounting trick.
The Fed explains this in footnote:
The Federal Reserve Banks remit residual net earnings to the U.S. Treasury after providing for the costs of operations, payment of dividends, and the amount necessary to maintain each Federal Reserve Bank's allotted surplus cap. Positive amounts represent the estimated weekly remittances due to U.S. Treasury. Negative amounts represent the cumulative deferred asset position, which is incurred during a period when earnings are not sufficient to provide for the cost of operations, payment of dividends, and maintaining surplus. The deferred asset is the amount of net earnings that the Federal Reserve Banks need to realize before remittances to the U.S. Treasury resume.
In other words, each week going forward, the linked chart will show the Fed’s total losses starting from September 2022. The bigger the negative number, the bigger the accumulated loss.
So, 'wut mean'? This number will get bigger to indicate the amount of money the Fed owes the treasury (-41.067 billion and counting).
The Fed gets to just sit on this negative balance and when it starts making money for treasury again (from money it makes on interest and fees, lowering its operating expenses, paying less on dividends), will see that negative number start to shrink (in theory).
However, losses in the six months since September now total More than half of all the earnings the Fed remitted over the entire year of 2022 (-$41.067billions vs. $76.0 billion all of 2022):
The Federal Reserve Board announced preliminary financial information indicating that the Federal Reserve Banks had estimated net income of $58.4 billion in 2022.
During 2022, Reserve Banks transferred $76.0 billion from weekly earnings to the U.S. Treasury, and, in September 2022, most Reserve Banks suspended weekly remittances to the Treasury and started accumulating a deferred asset, which totaled $18.8 billion by the end of the year.

TLDRS:

This not bailout is how much?!?! As of 3/15:
  • Primary Credit ($152.85 Billion)
  • Central Bank Liquidity Swaps ($.47 Billion)
  • Bank Term Funding Program (BTFP) ($11.943 Billion)
  • “Other credit extensions” ($142.8 Billion)
  • Total (so far): $308.063 Billion
None of this is supposed to have implications for the Federal Reserve's conduct of monetary policy or its ability to meet its financial obligations.
However, what this will mean for Treasury I am not sure--with the current debt ceiling nonsense seeing Yellen taking extraordinary measures to keep everything afloat through June. You can bet they wish the Fed was sending those weekly earnings while having to navigate this environment.
https://preview.redd.it/67y5k7zowwoa1.png?width=610&format=png&auto=webp&s=09c9b59338d09acbe10293e8d41ce166f91ea067
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2023.03.20 16:28 jrod0975 Warmer rainy weather and neighbors across the roads trash pile are concerning. Am I overreacting or is there legitimate cause for concern?

Start of concern: I found one small, rounded, and hard black pebble in my bathroom that I fear maybe a dropping
Weather: 40F lows and 60F highs all week with rain expected everyday starting late tomorrow night
Trash concern: My neighbors across the road are a 4 unit not the best quality apartment building. They regularly fill all 5 or 6 cans they have and trash keeps ending up lying in the yard. The bins sit by the road overflowing all week, they are approximately 20-25 feet from my front door.
What I’ve done: We keep clean and intend to do a thorough clean today. This morning I sprayed Alpine WSG outside as a perimeter spray.
My main question is do these conditions (the weather and overflowing trash cans) possibly mean that German roaches could travel from the trash across the road in this weather and enter my home? I am very worried but don’t know if I maybe overreacting.
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2023.03.20 16:27 DescensionSC DIY Upgrade to an ISEL Tech DaVinci - First "DIY" Build

DIY Upgrade to an ISEL Tech DaVinci - First
I picked up an Isel Tech Stepper DaVinci education CNC from Facebook Marketplace last year for $600. My goal was being able to machine Aluminum, and small soft metal parts. I liked how overbuilt and bomb proof the frame was and size wise it was perfect for a project I had coming up. After running it for a few months and getting some good parts out of it I decided to upgrade it to a true 3 axis with upgraded steppers and spindle. Here is my current build and how I got to it.

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Old Hardware (Kept from Isel DaVinci):
  • Aluminum Extrusion X/Y/Z plates
  • Cast Aluminum Gantry Supports
  • Dual Linear Bearing Rails X/Y/Z
  • Ball Screw Drives X/Y/Z
New Hardware:
  • Controller: BlackBox X32 (OpenBuilds)
  • Power Supply: Meanwell 24v LRS-350-24 (Amazon) w/ PowerCase Kit (OpenBuilds)
  • Spindle: RATTMMOTOR 2.2kw 110v Water Cooled ER20 80mm (Amazon)
  • VFD: HuanYang 110v 2.2kw Inverter (Amazon)
  • Spindle Mount: 2x 80 mm dia (Bulkman3D)
  • X/Y Stepper: 2x Nema 23 High Torque (2.45nm) (Bulkman3D)
  • Z Stepper: Nema 23 High Torque (3nm) (eBay)
  • Cable: 2/3/4 Conductor Shielded 22awg Cable (Bulkman3D)
  • Limits: 5x Xtension Limit Switch (OpenBuilds)
  • Z Axis Plate Hardware: 20x80mm V Rail, Joining Plates, Corner brackets (OpenBuilds)
  • Z Coupler: Rigid ¼” to 10mm (Amazon)
  • X/Y Coupler: Rigid ¼” to ¼” (Bulkman3D)
  • E Stop: NO and NC contact Combined 22mm Mushroom (Amazon)
  • Chip Removal: Loc-line kit (Amazon)
  • Air Pump: Vivosun 50 watt 70L/Min Pump (Amazon)
  • Linear Rail: 20mm x 20mm V-slot Linear Rail (OpenBuilds)
Bud Box Hardware:
  • Relays: 25a Solid State Relay DC to AC w/ Heatsink (Amazon)
  • Fans: 24v DC 40mm Fan (Amazon)
  • Power Connectors: 15a C14 Panel Mount Plug (Amazon)
  • Enclosure: Watertight 200mm x 120mm x 113mm Enclosure (Amazon)
  • Connectors: Weld Free Plug in terminal Blocks - 2/4 pos (misc)
  • Misc Electronics: LEDs, Perf Board, Resistors, IC, Bus Bar
  1. Bud Box
I knew that I would need to control both my water pump and air pump with the Blackbox. Thats where the DC/AC solid state relays come in. Below is a schematic of the Bud box. Took the Coolant (24v DC) and Tool (3.3v DC) out signals from the X32 and ran them into the DC side of the relays. The AC side is in line with the mains power and the pumps. What this allows me to do is use the Coolant On (M8) command to turn on the chip removal air pump. The water pump is tied to the Tool (M3) control so that it always comes on when the spindle is on. Additionally I took 24v DC from the power supply to the Bud box to power cooling fans for the relays. There is also a mains power ground bus with an external connector so that I am able to ground my enclosure and chassis. This is something that could be accomplished with IOT Relays, but they are hard to come by and I wanted some additional functionality.

BudBox

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  1. VFD Wiring
The VFD wiring to spindle is straight forward. UVW/E to the spindle thru a 4 connector 15a rated cord with aviation style disconnects. RST/E to Mains power. For my configuration I also wired the following terminals:
  • Jump from FOR to DCM (Hardwired for forward spin)
  • Wire NO E-stop Terminal to DCM and SPL (SPL is set to E Stop in settings PD048)
  • Wire 0-10v DC X32 Output to V1 and ACM (VFD Controller Signal from X32)
  • Moved VR jumper to VI (Allows for external VFD Control)

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2a. VFD Settings:
  • PD013 = 8 - This is the factory reset code
  • PD001 = 1 - This sets external terminal control
  • PD002 = 1 - Sets Op freq to simulation (external potentiometer)
  • PD005 = 400 - Max Operating Freq
  • PD004 = 400 - Base Freq
  • PD008 = 110 - This is your Mains Power Voltage
  • PD024 = 1 - Sets your stop bottom to Valid
  • PD048 = 13 - Sets SPL to be used as an E Stop
  • PD070 = 0 - Sets analog input to 0-10v
  • PD072 = 400 - Sets higher analog freq
  • PD144 = 24000 - Rated Motor Revs
  1. E Stop
The Blackbox X32 has a quirk that if it is connected via USB any output that is under 5v will stay active if the 24v DC power is lost. This can cause major issues if you use the 3.3v DC Tool connection. You can cut power to the Controller but if you have USB connected your tool will stay live. I say this is a problem because if you use the controller in Wifi mode or with the interface kit then there is no 5v supplied and cutting power will kill the whole unit. I used this to my advantage. The EStop is set up this way:
22mm Mushroom interlock switch with both a NO and NC contact attached. The NC contact is placed inline with the 24v DC power line between the power supply and the controller. I do this because cutting the power to the Power supply is not instant. The power supply has conditioning capacitors that keep the system live longer than I’d like for an EStop event. Additionally I run the power supply and pumps off of a UPS to mitigate brown outs/power drops. So cutting power “at the wall” is not an option.
The NO contact is wired to VFD terminals DCM and SPL as stated above. This is a built-in safety interlock on the VFD that will cut power to the spindle and let it safely coast down. I mentioned that I used the controller's odd USB power usage to my advantage. Since I use the 0-10v output for Spindle control, and the Tool (3.3v) output for my water pump, when I ESTOP the system my water pump does not turn off. This allows my spindle to coast down but continue to receive cooling.
To sum up: ESTOP switch kills the VFD and kills 24V power to the controller. This stops the spindle and steppers but keeps the cooling water active.


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4.Steppers
Luckily for me the ISEL had good mounting and routing options for the Steppers. I used 2.45nm steppers for the X and Y axis and a 3nm stepper for the Z. I went with a higher torque model for the Z axis due to the spindle weight. There is not anything fancy going on here. 4 conductor 22awg shielded cable from the X32 to each stepper. I do however use 4 position weld free connector pairs to allow for easy maintenance. There is a set in each stepper housing and a set inside the cast gantry cavity.

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  1. Limit Switches
I went back and forth on whether I wanted to use standard micro switches or the Openbuilds Xtension Limit Switch Kits. Ended up going with the Xtensions due to mounting options. Personally I think the Xtension switches are flawed. All 3 mounting holes are plated through holes. Which means that if they are mounted with standard hardware you “ground” the DC circuit thru the chassis.
This is a problem for 2 reasons:
  1. If you use a Openbuilds probe kit, it will always show a closed circuit since your machine is already “grounded”.
  2. If your Spindle is grounded to mains power you are know combining Mains ground and DC (-) “ground”. Meaning if your VFD/Spindle shorts then it has a path directly to your controller.
Getting back to the switches. I ended up mounting them all with nylon spacers and hardware to isolate them. 2 switches in parallel for both X and Y Axis. 1 switch for the Z axis. All 5 are connected back to the controller with 3 conductor 22 awg shielded cable with weld free connectors throughout the build for maintenance.
  1. Z Axis Upgrade
While building up the new Spindle mounts I realized that the Stock axis plate was way too heavy. I wanted to cut as much weight from the Z Axis as possible since I added so much weight with the spindle. I took some 20x80mm V rail and brackets to build up a more efficient mounting plate that would fit the spindle mounts better.

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  1. Grounding and DC (-), Isolation
I mentioned it previously but I went to great lengths to make sure that Mains ground is separate from DC (-) and not accidentally combined on the chassis or other places. Limit switches with Plated thru holes were mounted with nylon hardware to isolate them from the chassis. In the BudBox the mains ground bus was used to ground the chassis and enclosure to mains power through the power supply cables of the pumps. Mains power and DC (-) were kept separate in the BudBox. Also, all DC signal wires are run into the enclosure on one side with Spindle and AC power lines run on the other side to reduce crosstalk and interference.

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