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2023.06.08 21:12 CastIronCavalier Lake Placid IM - please ease my mind - injured

The lake placid IM is 51 days away (07/23). So a little more than 7 weeks. It will be my first full.
This past Friday, I went to attempt my first century ride and wiped out on my bike at mile 13 (bike is fine at least - I think). I broke my right pinky finger along with some road rash. I’m having surgery on the finger this coming Tuesday to repair it.
Following the surgery, doc says no swimming for 4-6 weeks. No prolonged running. No biking for 4-6 weeks, although in a few weeks I can get on the spinner. So it’s looking like I won’t really be able to exercise at all until the week before the race. Can’t even go on long walks right now - finger and hand are still very swollen, need to stay elevated, and our air quality is shit from the fires.
Training-wise, here’s where I’m at:
Running: Martha’s Vineyard Marathon - 05/20/2023. 3:32:38. I’m a runner at heart so not particularly worried. I was running over 20 miles every other week leading up to the race. I haven’t ran more than 8 miles since the marathon.
Cycling: Oh boy. I will admit this is my short coming. My last long ride was 04/29. 85 miles in 6 hours with 5,300 ft elevation gain. I had done 75 miles a few weeks before that and it tanked me, but I felt much better on the 85 mile ride. The way it’s looking now, I will not get another long ride in until Lake Placid. If I do, it will be the Saturday before the race (how many miles would you do that Saturday if you were in my position?).
Swimming: I am a strong swimmer. I had been doing 4,250y every 2 weeks in a 25y pool. About 68 minutes for me to do that, but there’s 179 flip turns there helping me out.
Tri experience: Lake Logan 70.3 last August in Western North Carolina, so I do have some experience with climbing, but it’s been a while. I had more in the tank when it ended. I also did a 70.3 on my own, unassisted, on 05/07 and it felt very good, although I was tired by the end. I PRd on all segments except the transition.
Right now, I’m still planning on doing the Lake Placid IM. That said, I’m scared I’ll lose some cardio base and I’m missing the crucial bike training that I was saving for these weeks (because I was focusing on the marathon before). Looks like for the next few weeks, all i can do is hip mobility exercises, stretching, and walking. Spinner in a few weeks if I’m …. Lucky.
Can someone out there please tell me I’ll be fine so I stop doubting myself? My original goal was obviously to finish, but I was eyeing sub-14 hours. Now it’s sub-17 hours and taking it slow and safe on the bike, but I just want to make sure I’m not crazy for doing this.
Thank you so much in advance, and much love to everyone in this awesome community.
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2023.06.08 20:44 Far_Understanding508 PADRE location

Apparently PADRE location is hinted at being somewhere in coastal Georgia. If that’s the case, then why and how were they all the way in Texas and Louisiana looking for children to recruit? If they are all the way out there, it’s feasible to assume they ventured north too; possibly near the coastal areas of Virginia. Also, in TWD, Maggie said she took Hershel to a family cabin on the coast after her community was taken over by the reapers. If that’s coastal Georgia or South Carolina, it’s feasible that maybe she encountered PADRE at one point. What do you all think?
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2023.06.08 20:30 SirSignificant6576 I just binged Season One. Lots of ups and downs. Mostly ups, but still.

I had never heard of OGOA until yesterday, when I saw a Reddit link to the prologue of S1. I was immediately hooked, of course. I grew up in Alabama, descended from hillbillies from North Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia. I live in north Georgia, in the shadow of the Blue Ridge. I've long thought about writing a series of stories based around Southern horror - our history is absolutely savage and soaked in gore - mixed with cosmic horror elements, so I was attracted to OGOA immediately. The Alabama version of cosmic horror would look somewhat different to this in my mind, but given my roots in the deep hollers of the Appalachians, how could I not jump all over this with both feet? So while my wife and kids were out of town last night, and I was getting some other work done, I binged Season 1 like a fiend.
Impressions and thoughts, if you're interested...
1) The narrator's accent took some getting used to. It was, at times, really broad and over the top. It may sound natural and authentically Appalachian to someone not from the region, but to my ears, it came off as hokey and a bit too on-the-nose and stereotypical. At the end of some episodes, when he turned the accent off and made podcast announcements, I actually enjoyed his voice more. But I'm very aware it was all part of the expected atmosphere and set-up, so ultimately it was a pretty minor gripe. I recognize that I tend to be sensitive about it! See also, Timothy Olyphant in "Justified." His awful accent griped at me for so long. It was Walton Goggins, who actually is Southern, who ultimately made me watch the entire series.
2) I very much enjoyed the implications of the deep lore - that the land itself (in this alternate Appalachia) is corrupted by the presence of the Old Gods, and that those who make their living off the land also make a devil's bargain - the paycheck in return for your soul and ultimately your life. It's such a good metaphor for the awfulness that those mining towns and families are still enduring. But also:
3) I have to be a bit of a geography/geology wonk here. This podcast (well, season 1, at least) is not set in the Appalachian Mountains. It's set in the Interior Plateaus to the west of the Appalachians. The Appalachian Mountains themselves do not have any significant coal-bearing strata. The two regions are even physically separated by a huge, wide valley known, appropriately, as the Great Valley. I guess I was expecting something more along the lines of high-Appalachian North Carolina mythology and folk magic, which is related to, but distinct from, coal country mythology. Again, that was a personal thing though, and ultimately did not damage my appreciation for the work. I recognize that orogeny and culture are complicated. I'm certainly not arguing that the cultures of the two regions are unrelated, or that it's "not Appalachian," or at least not derived from the same source.
4) Linguistic wonkery - I was very glad that "Appalachia" is pronounced properly. I'd expect nothing less from creators who are actually from the region, but I've been disappointed before. If it had been pronounced "App uh lay chuh" in the prologue, I likely would have turned it off and never listened again.
5) I really loved the corruption of Pastor Cletus. The fact that he was flawed and his church was ultimately corrupted into a straight up Cult of the Outer Gods, complete with blood sacrifice, without anyone realizing it, was very well done.
6) I really like my cosmic horror to be bleak, cold, and hopeless lol. I like Lovecraft's model of "the best we can hope to do is survive an encounter with the Old Gods with our sanity sort of intact." I thought season one of "True Detective" did this extremely well. The degenerate Louisiana cult was defeatable, but they were horrifically inhuman and nihilistic, and their defeat didn't really do anything to change the nebulous, reality-shattering experience of encountering Hastur's avatar in the heart of the cult's compound.
OGOA's approach of having witch bottles be effective at blocking Horned Head, and then Daughter Dooley being able to defeat it with a simple trick of blood magic, feels...not right, somehow. Confusing, I guess. It makes me wonder if there are multiple Old Gods of varying potency at play here. There's Horned Head, who seems to be an avatar of something terrible, yes, but bound by laws. Lawful Evil, if you will. Whereas there may be something else out there, exemplified by the raucous disorder of the possessed miners, the awful violence of the school house, what happened to Carol Anne and her house. Something Chaotic Evil I guess. I might be reading way too much into that.
But the ability of Horned Head to be bargained with, restrained, and ultimately defeated reminds me of a very humanistic Neil Gaiman-esque style of mythology. I guess I just like my Lovecraftian horrors to be even worse lol.
7) None of the above thoughts or critiques will stop me from listening to the rest of the podcast. And none of them should be taken seriously by anyone at all, ever. They most DEFINITELY should not stop you from listening, if you're just looking for input before you start. The story is overall superb, and it's completely unique as far as I can tell. It is well worth the time spent listening, and I want lots more.
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2023.06.08 20:06 ThenObligation5534 How to find spaces holding ecstatic dance?

I’m traveling through Tennessee and North Carolina, is there an app or space that has an outline of ecstatic events being held in the area?
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2023.06.08 19:27 rust-e-apples1 Advice Needed For Zoysia Plugs

Advice Needed For Zoysia Plugs
I've got this bald patch that I'd like to fill out with zoysia plugs. Here's the relevant information:
  • we live in North Carolina - gardening zone 7b
  • this is the only area of our yard that isn't full sun in the summer - it gets roughly 6 hours during peak season, next-to-none during winter
  • we've had drainage issues in the past that have led to this area getting pretty muddy during the wetter months, but I've addressed those issues and I don't think they'll be a problem in the future
  • this can be a high-traffic area at times
  • the rest of the yard is compadre zoysia
Here are my questions:
  • Is it even possible to get this area looking like the rest of the yard given the sun/traffic/type of grass?
  • When is the best time to put in zoysia plugs?
  • Is there any other treatment I'll need to do to the soil to improve the chances of success?
  • Given the low amount of sunlight relative to the rest of the front yard, would I be better off blending it to another type of grass that is gonna go well with our dense shade back yard?
  • Are there any other possibilities I'm not thinking of?
Thanks for the help!
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2023.06.08 19:12 Logical-Window-5358 Can I use a medical card from a non-legal state in a legal state?

I live in North Carolina and I was wondering if I get a medical card here would I be able to get flower in Michigan using that card?
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2023.06.08 19:04 BlueEarlGrey [Bright Blue] - Hearts and minds, under attack?

Hearts and minds, under attack? — The risks of e-cigarettes and advertisements.

By BlueEarlGrey 8th June, 2023
Over the past decade, a new smoking trend has undoubtedly taken the world by storm: electronic cigarettes, or ‘e-cigarettes’. These battery-powered devices have gained significant popularity, especially amongst young people, offering an alternative to traditional tobacco smoking. Unsurprisingly, e-cigarettes have sparked both enthusiasm and controversy, raising questions about their safety, efficacy, and their impact on public health. E-cigarettes in their process being battery-powered devices, heat up a liquid solution containing nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals, producing an aerosol (commonly referred to as vapor) for inhalation. Unlike conventional cigarettes, e-cigarettes do not burn tobacco, which eliminates the combustion and smoke associated with traditional smoking. This has led to e-cigarettes in their origins to be promoted as a safer and healthier alternative for traditional tobacco cigarettes. Whilst this is true with many health services offering e-cigarettes as a means to wean off tobacco smoking, in recent years have we seen these once noble aims be brought into question of safety and impact to public health as the development of consumer behaviour and commercialisation of the products revealed uneasy truths.
The commercialisation of e-cigarettes can very much explain itself in the corporate environment they reside in. Did you know that vaping companies such as ‘Blu’ and ‘10 Motives’ are actually owned by Big Tobacco? Funnily enough this correlation does not end there and quite a few vaping brands are owned by the tobacco companies they’re trying to steer customers away from. The e-cigarette industry is undoubtedly owned very much by dominant tobacco companies. From 2012, the e-cigarette industry’s rapid rise subsequently saw landsweeping purchases of once perhaps noble origins, into the hands of big tobacco companies. Whether it is through subsidiaries or direct ownership and operations, the hand of the tobacco industry remains an inseparable fact in how Governments ought to address the market too.
Government Action on Advertisement
Which is why the spurring of the debate of e-cigarettes in Parliament is the Government’s proposed bill to ban the advertisement of the product with the ‘Advertisement of Vape Products (Regulation) Bill’ currently making its way through the House of Commons. The current second reading of the session has seen statements in favour of the proposal from members of the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats, and the Pirate Party, whilst Solidarity members have opposed the move by the Government, unsurprisingly.
One of the primary concerns associated with e-cigarette advertising is its impact on young people. Aggressive marketing campaigns, often featuring attractive models and enticing flavours such as ‘peach ice’, have drawn the attention of adolescents, young adults and even the elderly old Cornishmen. The result has been a disturbing increase in e-cigarette use among this demographic, with potential long-term consequences for their health and well-being. The nature that the Government has went about this is very paternalistic, echoing Disraelian one-nation Conservatism, for what it believes is in the public interest, and it would be right to do. It is undeniable that young people are often vulnerable and susceptible to influence from advertisement that embeds itself through the use of celebrities, public figures, influencers and social trends. The rationale behind the policy can be explained in which by banning the advertisement of e-cigarettes, the exposure of young people to these products can be limited and can curb their curiosity and experimentation. Restricting advertising would help counter the glamorisation of vaping (as a result of usage and promotion by the aforementioned celebrities, public figures, influencers and trends) and prevent e-cigarettes from becoming a gateway to nicotine addiction and traditional cigarette smoking.
Advertising targeting young people?
As of 2016, about 80% of U.S. middle- and high-school students reported to have came across advertisements for e-cigarettes, says a March 16, 2018, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly report, “Exposure to Electronic Cigarette Advertising Among Middle and High School Students—United States, 2014–2016.”
About 70% of these students saw e-cigarette advertising in retail stores, with roughly 40% that saw the ads on the internet or on TV, and about 25% saw e-cigarette ads in newspapers or magazines.
It is clear that the focus of e-cigarettes and their advertising is linked to the popularisation and commercialisation of the products towards younger audiences, whether directly or even indirectly. The banning e-cigarette advertising as policy is argued to discourage non-smokers, including younger people, from starting e-cigarette use and protect them from potential risks. Informed decision-making regarding personal health choices requires access to unbiased information, and limiting advertising can prevent misleading commercialised claims that may downplay the risks associated with e-cigarettes.
Exiting regulations actions against e-cigarettes very much reflects that the opponents will tend to be those in the pockets of the tobacco industry. Which certainly places into question the intentions and goals of opposing members of Parliament to the Government’s plans. Case in point being the European Union has remained a strong bulwark against the advertisement of e-cigarettes with its update to the Tobacco Products Directive, which brought e-cigarettes under the strict regulatory umbrella in 2016. Whilst it was challenged, however, by several important players in the tobacco industry -- the revised directive bans menthol flavorings (that typically aim to appeal to young people’s and imposes other restrictions some were not happy with, as well as the parent company of major UK e-cig retailer ‘Totally Wicked’. In any case, as far as the EU is concerned, if you want to sell a product containing an addictive substance, then prepare to be regulated, which is very much the tone the United Kingdom should take.
The Case for Regulation
In such a short time period, the e-cigarette market has experienced rapid growth, with numerous brands and products available. However, regulations and quality control measures have struggled to keep pace with this expansion. This lack of regulatory oversight can lead to inconsistencies in product safety and quality, increasing the risk of harmful substances or faulty devices reaching consumers. With how varied sources of production and their range of availability are, the lack of oversight and regulation has allowed the ease of access to these products at cheap prices and poor quality, inducing greater risk to public safety and consumer health.
Government action against e-cigarettes are very much reinforced with the economic concept of e-cigarettes being a ‘demerit good’. Demerit goods being where their consumption is regarded as unhealthy, degrading or otherwise socially undesirable as a result of the perceived negative effects on the consumers themselves, where there would be overconsumption of left to natural market forces.
Whilst e-cigarettes are often marketed as a less harmful alternative to traditional smoking, there is undeniably growing concern about their long-term health effects. While they may pose fewer risks compared to combustible tobacco products, e-cigarettes still contain nicotine, an addictive substance. Nicotine addiction can lead to various health issues, including increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, and potential harm to the developing brains of young individuals. The inclusion of nicotine within the product is what places it entirely comparable to tobacco in how the Government ought to regulate the industry. As the elasticity of demand is very much negative (price inelastic) especially due to the nicotine additive, for the Government to not regulate this market would be allowing the greater exploitation of impressionable individuals and increased consumption of a demerit good.
Risks of e-cigarettes
The consumption of e-cigarettes, being a demerit good, have been argued to create further external costs that are not borne directly by the individual user. These costs may include increased burdens on healthcare systems due to nicotine addiction-related health issues or the potential for future generations to bear the consequences of increased tobacco use resulting from e-cigarette initiation. In assessing the necessity of regulation, the policy from the Government very much has taken into account the social costs and public health risks already present.
Comparatively, as recognised, they are advertised as the ‘healthier’ alternative to tobacco, but many are quick to cite the relative infancy of e-cigarettes for supposedly invalid and misleading studies and assumptions. That is very much not the case, proponents of vape culture do tend to obscure if not dismiss the science and facts on the matter, but ought to be informed of the very present dangers it already has and is having on societies.
The Inhalation of Harmful Chemicals Can Cause Irreversible Lung Damage and Lung Disease
(Findings by the American Lung Association)
In January 2018, the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine1 released a consensus study report that reviewed over 800 different studies.
That report made clear: using e-cigarettes causes health risks. It concluded that e-cigarettes both contain and emit a number of potentially toxic substances. The Academies' report also states there is moderate evidence that youth who use e-cigarettes are at increased risk for cough and wheezing and an increase in asthma exacerbations.
Studies from the University of North Carolina found that the two primary ingredients contained within e-cigarettes — propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin — are toxic to cells and that the more ingredients in an e-liquid, the greater the toxicity.
E-cigarettes in their current form produce a number of dangerous chemicals including acetaldehyde, acrolein, and formaldehyde. These aldehydes can cause lung disease, as well as cardiovascular (heart) disease. They were further found to also contain acrolein, a herbicide primarily used to kill weeds. Which can cause acute lung injury and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and may cause asthma and lung cancer.
Both the U.S. Surgeon General and the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine have warned about the risks of inhaling secondhand e-cigarette emissions, which are created when an e-cigarette user exhales the chemical cocktail created by e-cigarettes.
2016, the Surgeon General concluded that secondhand emissions contain, "nicotine; ultrafine particles; flavorings such as diacetyl, a chemical linked to serious lung disease; volatile organic compounds such as benzene, which is found in car exhaust; and heavy metals, such as nickel, tin, and lead."
Even the US Food and Drug Administration has not found any e-cigarette to be “safe” and effective in helping smokers quit.
Cases of lung injury associated with e-cigarette consumption
(Data obtained by February 2020)
A total of 2,807 lung related cases of hospitalisation across all 50 states resulting from the use of e-cigarettes/vaping products.
A total of 68 deaths confirmed in 29 US States.
Laboratory data showed that vitamin E acetate, an additive within e-cigarettes/vape products, were strongly linked to the cases of lung injury with many tests finding the chemical present in fluids extracted.
The CDC itself recommends that youths, young adults, and pregnant women should not use E-cigarettes or vapes containing nicotine and acetate.
The risks of e-cigarettes are very present, numerous studies will affirm the Government’s position, and very much growing public awareness, on why regulatory action needs to be taken.
So why not just ban e-cigarettes entirely?
The main reason as to why the Government has seemingly taken to restrict but not outlaw the e-cigarette industry, is because there is a useful lesson to follow in that of tobacco. The laws of supply and demand, in which a banning of the industry altogether would only see the creation of a black market. The demand for the product, especially being inelastic, would persist this, added with the containing of the addictive, nicotine, consumer demand.
Banning the advertisement of e-cigarettes would align with existing laws aimed at curbing tobacco advertising. The Policy places e-cigarettes on parity to that of tobacco in regards to regulated ban on advertising in the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act, 2002, and the Health Act, 2009. The very laws against the tobacco industry were put in place to protect public health, particularly the health of young people, by reducing the promotion of addictive and harmful substances. That is why Bright Blue very much recommends that e-cigarettes should be subject to similar scrutiny, considering the potential risks they pose, especially for non-smokers.
Concluding Recommendations
Moving forward, it is further recommended the Government ought to to equally adapt the arguments made on the opposing side about the benefits in e-cigarettes being used as potential harm reduction tools for current smokers. The proposed policy banning commercial advertisement is most apt with this, as by strengthening the current laws to fully support the use of e-cigarettes It is also advocated that the policy of an advertisement ban would encourage responsible use and regulation of the products. Rather than relying on persuasive marketing tactics, individuals ought to be informed about the potential risks and benefits of e-cigarettes through reliable sources such as public health campaigns and educational initiatives, and not commercialised advertising. This approach is argued to foster responsible decision-making and empowers consumers to make informed choices regarding their health.
Similar to the European Union’s actions against e-cigarettes and many other nations, Bright Blue very much endorses the idea of Government imposing a ban on certain flavours being produced in e-cigarettes. If their origins and potential for social benefit truly is in to weed off tobacco smokers, then the necessity of an ever expanding list of sickenly sweet and commercialising flavorings are simply superficial. Last term, Parliament saw the introduction an attempt for Plain Packaging Laws within the UK on e-cigarettes. Whilst this bill was withdrawn, it is very much a policy in support of, and believed to mitigate the harmful effects and risk of the products.
Already the move to ban advertisements for e-cigarettes has been expressed not just by countries and medical professionals, but even corporations themselves. The corporations that own CNN, CBS, TNT, TBS and other major broadcasting brands have announced that they will not air advertisements amid growing public concerns and the studies shown on the risks of e-cigarettes and how advertisements can promote them. The decision by the Government to make a move that is recommended by professionals, acted on by corporations and even shown to have high public support is a decision that has been made in the interest of public health and market parity.
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2023.06.08 19:02 Joadzilla China to establish spy facility in Cuba off southeastern US -WSJ
WASHINGTON, June 8 (Reuters) - China has reached a secret deal with Cuba to establish an electronic eavesdropping facility on the island roughly 100 miles (160 km) from Florida, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing U.S. officials familiar with classified intelligence.
Such a spy installation would allow Beijing to gather electronic communications from the southeastern U.S., which houses many U.S. military bases, as well as monitor ship traffic, the newspaper reported.
The U.S. Central Command headquarters is based in Tampa. Fort Liberty, formerly Fort Bragg, the largest U.S. military base, is based in North Carolina.
The countries have reached an agreement in principle, the officials said, with China to pay Cuba "several billion dollars" to allow the eavesdropping station, according to the Journal.
“I cannot speak to this specific report, but we are well aware of – and have spoken many times to – the People’s Republic of China’s efforts to invest in infrastructure around the world that may have military purposes, including in this hemisphere," John Kirby, spokesperson for the White House National Security Council, said in a statement.
"We monitor it closely, take steps to counter it, and remain confident that we are able to meet all our security commitments at home, in the region, and around the world," he said.
A spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy in Washington said: "We are not aware of the case and as a result we can't give a comment right now."
The Cuban government did not respond to a request for comment. But veteran Cuban diplomat Jose Cabanas, former ambassador to the U.S., wrote in a tweet that Washington was “trying to demonize Cuba again." He did not elaborate.
The agreement between the two U.S. rivals, both ruled by communist governments, has caused alarm in President Joe Biden's administration, the newspaper said, posing a new threat close to America's shores. The Journal said U.S. officials declined to provide more details about the proposed location of the listening station or whether construction had begun. I
The reported deal comes as Washington and Beijing are taking tentative steps to soothe tensions that spiked after a suspected Chinese high-altitude spy balloon crossed the United States before the U.S. military shot it down off the East Coast in February.
It could also raise questions about a trip to China that U.S. officials say Secretary of State Antony Blinken is planning in coming weeks. Washington's top diplomat had earlier scrapped the visit over the spy balloon incident.
Ties have deteriorated over disputes ranging from military activity in the South China Sea and near Taiwan, Beijing's human rights record, and technology competition.
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, Democratic chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a Cuba hawk, said if the report is true, it would be “a direct assault upon the United States.”
“So I hope the administration will think about how they'll react, if it’s true," he told reporters.
A former U.S. intelligence official said on condition of anonymity that a Chinese listening post would be a “big deal,” marking an expansion of Beijing's spying capabilities and giving it access to signals intelligence as far north as Washington.
If such a facility is built, the Chinese will use Cuba "as a beachhead for collection against the United States," said
Daniel Hoffman, a former senior CIA undercover officer.
However, the U.S. has a long history of spying on China in its own neighborhood. It is widely reported to have used Taiwan as a listening post for the mainland and regularly flies spy planes in the South China Sea, angering Beijing.
The head of Taiwan’s National Security Bureau told the island’s parliament in April that Taiwan was conducting real-time encrypted intelligence sharing with Five Eyes partners, which includes the U.S.
A cash infusion would likely be welcomed in Cuba, where the economy is sputtering and inflation, fuel shortages, plunging farm production and a cash crunch continue to fan discontent.
Relations between Washington and Havana remain strained. The Biden administration last year partially rolled back some Trump-era restrictions on remittances and travel to the island, but Cuban officials called the steps insufficient.
The intelligence on the agreement was gathered in recent weeks and was convincing, the Journal reported. The officials said it would allow China to conduct signals intelligence, including emails, phone calls and satellite transmission.
Cuba, an old Cold War foe of the United States, has long been a hotbed of espionage and spy games.
The Cuban missile crisis in 1962 began after Moscow began placing Soviet nuclear weapons on the island. It backed down and removed the missiles, but it is widely regarded as the moment when the United States and the Soviet Union came closest to a nuclear confrontation.
The Soviets installed a spy base on the island at Lourdes, just south of Havana, in the mid-1960s, with parabolic antennas aimed at Cuba´s northern neighbor. Russian President Vladimir Putin closed the facility in the early 2000s.
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2023.06.08 19:00 Monster_gardener Void Sea Dragon, Digital, By: Monster Gardener, 2023

Void Sea Dragon, Digital, By: Monster Gardener, 2023
This creature lives in the Void-Sea. A massive body of water in the limitless void region. Given that the realm is near-impossible to access, those lucky few who’ve made it to the Void, and then Void-Sea, might get the chance to meet this dragon up close.
Much of this creature is shrouded in mystery. It has only thrice been seen by a team of research druids from the Grey Clan, and only once by a lone explorer, who’s journal entry gave little details. Those who’ve seen it describe it as a dragon or as one put it “A dragon-beast appearance.” More studies will be needed to give it an official title.
What is known, however, is that it uses its bioluminescence in erratic patterns, pulsating along its body and it’s sail-like fins. The lights flash slowly and then pick up speed…then stop altogether, making the beast appear almost completely black. The antennae twist in slow-delicate motions suggesting that they might its primary source of attracting prey…
It was never seen for any significant length of time. It was never observed eating, or sleeping, or roaming any habitat other than the rocky spires of the Sea’s north-side. Researches said It appeared to to detect their presence almost from the point of encounter. No matter how many spells they used to conceal their presence, it would always flee when approached.
“We spent 6 days tailing the creature. In that time, we were not able to deduce any of its habits other than its use of agility and light display. It uttered a sound much like a hum which shook us all to the core. It fled for the last time on our final day of the expedition. I should like to study it more.” - Lead Researcher of the Grey Druids
”It lit the spires with a burning violet and green. I sat there, under a rock, mesmerized but the site of it. Its tendrils danced, ceaselessly and with purpose. Hunting? Mating? I cannot know. I just know I cannot take my eyes off it.” -Journal entry found on the corpse of an adventurer.
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2023.06.08 19:00 Future_Vehicle_8307 22 Blue in 2022: 'THE QUICK LIST'

22 Blue in 2022: 'THE LIST'

Build Supermajorities of Democrats in the US House and US Senate

Here’s “22 Blue in 2022: ‘A Quick List’”:
  1. Florida 2. Ohio 3. Kansas 4. North Carolina 5. Kentucky 6. Arizona7. South Carolina 8. Georgia 9. Texas 10. Michigan 11. Nevada 12. Pennsylvania13. Missouri 14. Wisconsin 15. Iowa 16. Arkansas 17. Oklahoma 18. Indiana19. Colorado 20. Alabama 21. South Dakota 22. North Dakota
The 2022 Midterm Election is the most important midterm of our lifetime.Democrats must behave as if our lives depend on this midterm, because our future depends on the outcome.
”We the people” must deny the Republican party political power at every level of government for decades to come “in order to create a more perfect union.” With 48 States having some statewide contest(s), November 8th, 2022 is our best chance the Democrats will get to do that for the rest of this decade, at least.
”The List” encourages the election of a Democratic Supermajority in the US Senate in 2022. This is the best chance we will have to create a Democratic Supermajority in both Chambers of Congress for the remainder of this decade. This midterm could be a devastating loss for the democrats if good patriots ignore this election. If Americans of good conscience band together instead, we could could begin the exile of the Republican party from power, not for years, but for decades to come.
“The List” is a set of suggestions about where to focus collective activism today.
The election of Democratic Supermajorities to both chambers of the US Congress is the best outcome we can strive towards in the 2022 Midterm Election for many reasons. Among them: breaking the decade of gridlock in Congress, supporting President Biden’s agenda, and his re-election in 2024. My personal favorite is that this could commence the decades-long political banishment of the GOP from power, which the Republican Party so richly deserves.
The Republican party has proved itself treasonous on many levels. They are traitors to Humanity by supporting Trump. Traitors to the Nation for supporting Putin. Traitors to the government and betrayers of the constitution through their apologies for the 1/6/21 insurrection. To safeguard our country and the world, we must block the Republicans from power at the ballot box, at all levels of government, for at least a generation.
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2023.06.08 18:55 DiscoverDurham Things to Do in Durham this Weekend (June 8-11)

Check out our full Durham events calendar.
If you'd like to add an event to our calendar, submit an event here. Please check with the event organizers to see if events change due to weather. Have a great weekend!

American Dance Festival

BODYTRAFFIC at Reynolds Industries Theater
2023 ADF Fête at Parizäde
Rennie Harris Puremovement American Street Dance Theater at Page Auditorium

Multi-Day Event

Triangle Restaurant Week

Venue Weekend Schedules

Events at DPAC
Events at The Carolina Theatre
Events at The Pinhook
Events at Motorco Music hall
Events at The Fruit
Live Music at Blue Note Grill
Events at Moon Dog Meadery
Live Music at Sharp 9 Gallery
Events at Arcana
Events at Rubies on Five Points
Events at Durty Bull Brewing Company
Live Comedy at Mettlesome
Events at Glass Jug Beer Lab in RTP
Events at Glass Jug Beer Lab in Downtown Durham

Thursday, Jun 8

Thirsty Thursdays at Dashi
Vinyl Night with DJ Deckades at Gizmo Brew Works
Boulders & Brews Meetup at Triangle Rock Club - Durham
Trivia Night w/Big Slow Tom at Clouds Brewing Brightleaf Square

Friday, Jun 9

Tasting at Ten at Counter Culture Coffee

Saturday, Jun 10

Durham Farmers’ Market at Durham Central Park
South Durham Farmers' Market at Greenwood Commons Shopping Center
parkrun Durham at Southern Boundaries Park
Crafternoons at Gizmo Brew Works

Sunday, Jun 11

Al Strong Presents Jazz Brunch at Alley Twenty Six
Food Truck Rodeo at Durham Central Park
Public Tour at Duke Chapel
Trivia at Navigator Beverage Co.

Running Art Exhibits

upstART Gallery: A Jim Lee Project at Pop Box Gallery
Exhibit at 21c Museum Hotel
“Extra-Spectral” at the Durham Art Guild Truist Gallery
Donna Stubbs, Featured Artist at 5 Points Gallery
Chieko Murasugi & Renzo Ortega at Craven Allen Gallery
Spirit in the Land at the Nasher
Andy Warhol: You Look Good in Pictures at the Nasher
Art of Peru at the Nasher
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2023.06.08 18:55 Monster_gardener Void-Sea Dragon

This creature lives in the Void-Sea. A massive body of water in the limitless void region. Given that the realm is near-impossible to access, those lucky few who’ve made it to the Void, and then Void-Sea, might get the chance to meet this dragon up close.
Much of this creature is shrouded in mystery. It has only thrice been seen by a team of research druids from the Grey Clan, and only once by a lone explorer, who’s journal entry gave little details. Those who’ve seen it describe it as a dragon or as one put it “A dragon-beast appearance.” More studies will be needed to give it an official title.
What is known, however, is that it uses its bioluminescence in erratic patterns, pulsating along its body and it’s sail-like fins. The lights flash slowly and then pick up speed…then stop altogether, making the beast appear almost completely black. The antennae twist in slow-delicate motions suggesting that they might its primary source of attracting prey…
It was never seen for any significant length of time. It was never observed eating, or sleeping, or roaming any habitat other than the rocky spires of the Sea’s north-side. Researches said It appeared to to detect their presence almost from the point of encounter. No matter how many spells they used to conceal their presence, it would always flee when approached.
“We spent 6 days tailing the creature. In that time, we were not able to deduce any of its habits other than its use of agility and light display. It uttered a sound much like a hum which shook us all to the core. It fled for the last time on our final day of the expedition. I should like to study it more.” - Lead Researcher of the Grey Druids
”It lit the spires with a burning violet and green. I sat there, under a rock, mesmerized but the site of it. Its tendrils danced, ceaselessly and with purpose. Hunting? Mating? I cannot know. I just know I cannot take my eyes off it.” -Journal entry found on the corpse of an adventurer.
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2023.06.08 18:45 PA-S_hopeful Does it really matter where you go to PA school?

It's always been a dream of mine to go to school in a different state, meet new people, etc. i've been looking at Florida for PA school, but some of the more prestigious schools are in Texas, GA, and North Carolina.
Does it really matter or affect my future that significantly if i go to a school in Tampa, FL vs Baylor, TX?
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2023.06.08 18:38 wetouchingbuttsornah Thank you, Dr. Durag

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2023.06.08 17:53 Opposite-Bag9978 Fingers Crossed

So I was FINALLY able to get my pharmacy to order my prescription yesterday. They looked it up through Cardinal and the system said "Low Inventory" but she ordered it anyway and waiting to see if it comes in today.
Is this good news? Does this mean they have some in stock at the Cardinal warehouse that my pharmacy uses? Should I expect anymore issues to arise from this?
Also, thanks to everyone on this sub for their guidance.
SN: I'm in North Carolina.
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2023.06.08 17:47 HorrorBuff2769 29/M-NC/US- Just a horror nerd looking for [friendship]

Hey there! I'm Matt, 29/M.
Moved to North Carolina from NJ in late October and I'm finally settled here so I'm looking to find some folks to hang out with or if they're not local, shoot the shit on Discord, etc.
Hobbies and interests:
* Cooking
* Watching and Collecting Movies
* Gaming
* Writing
* Reading
* Hiking
* History/Historical Sites.
* Chilling with my dog.
Chat me and let's be friends!
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2023.06.08 17:47 HorrorBuff2769 29/M-NC/US- Just a horror nerd looking for [friendship]

Hey there! I'm Matt, 29/M.
Moved to North Carolina from NJ in late October and I'm finally settled here so I'm looking to find some folks to hang out with or if they're not local, shoot the shit on Discord, etc.
Hobbies and interests:
Chat me and let's be friends!
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2023.06.08 17:26 thinkingstranger June 7, 2023
Three more candidates have entered the race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination this week. Former vice president Mike Pence, former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, and current North Dakota governor Doug Burgum join former South Carolina governor and Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, South Carolina senator Tim Scott, Florida governor Ron DeSantis, former Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson, as well as a few others and former president Donald Trump in their hope of winning the nomination.
Taken together, the different candidates offer a window into the current Republican Party. Haley and DeSantis are embracing the cultural issues to which the Trump base is wedded. At a CNN town hall on Sunday, Haley singled out transgender girls as one of her key issues, linking (without any evidence) their presence on girls’ sports teams to an April study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that showed a rise in the number of teenaged girls contemplating self-harm between 2019 and 2021, years that covered the height of the pandemic. (In fact, LGBTQ teenagers have a higher rate of thoughts of self-harm than their straight, gender-conforming peers.)
DeSantis has reached for the Trump base by focusing on immigration. That focus has backfired as unlawful border crossings have dropped more than 70% since President Biden’s ending of the pandemic-related Title 42, and as a new Florida law designed to “scare people from coming to Florida” has resulted in immigrants, whose labor is vital to the state, leaving it.
Apparently trying to reclaim the narrative, in the last week, DeSantis has sent two charter flights taking migrants who have legally applied for asylum in the U.S. from the Texas border to Sacramento, California. While the DeSantis administration claims the migrants went “voluntarily,” they say they were tricked into thinking they would get work in California. One set of the migrants were dropped off outside the Catholic Archdiocese of Sacramento, which had not been alerted they were coming and was closed.
Pence, Hutchinson, and Christie are directly attacking Trump, Pence by saying the events of January 6, 2021, make Trump unfit to be president, Hutchinson by saying Trump should withdraw because of the criminal charges he’s facing, and Christie by attacking Trump and his family as grifters. At Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire yesterday, Christie reminded the audience: “Jared Kushner and Ivanka Kushner walk out of the White House and months later get $2 billion from the Saudis…. You think it’s because he’s some kind of investing genius? Or do you think it’s because he was sitting next to the President of the United States for four years doing favors for the Saudis?... That’s your money he stole and gave it to his family. You know what that makes us? A banana republic.”
Scott and Burgum seem to be trying to offer exhausted Republican voters a rest. Scott is trying to offer an optimistic vision of the United States amidst the apocalyptic narratives of his rivals, denying that systematic racism is a societal problem, for example, while Burgum’s chief attribute seems to be an embrace of pre-2016 Republicanism and a low-key presentation.
That scrum of Republican hopefuls—none of whom is polling well—is the backdrop to this evening’s story from Andrew Feinberg of the Independent that prosecutors from the Department of Justice are ready to ask a grand jury in Washington, D.C., to indict former president Trump on charges that he has violated the Espionage Act and obstructed justice.
Aside from anything else, the Espionage Act includes language that anyone who “willfully retains…any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, or note relating to the national defense, or information relating to the national defense which information the possessor has reason to believe could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation… and fails to deliver it on demand to the officer or employee of the United States entitled to receive it” can be punished by as many as ten years in prison.
The story says the jury could vote as early as tomorrow, but it could also be delayed until next week, or beyond. It is worth remembering that this Department of Justice has not been known to leak, and that the sooner Trump is indicted—which certainly looks likely, at least in the case of the missing documents—the sooner his supporters can jump to another candidate, which might suggest a rival camp pushing the story that an indictment will come soon. That same calculation might have been part of what was behind Trump’s insistence to New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman that he has “NOT been told he’s getting indicted.” And, he added on Truth Social, “I shouldn’t be because I’ve done NOTHING wrong.”
Troubles in the Republican Party are not limited to the 2024 hopefuls. House Republicans continue to fight against House speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), angry over the budget deal under which he pushed through a measure to suspend the debt ceiling. McCarthy tried to head off their protests with a promise to establish a commission to cut Social Security and Medicare, but it was not enough. Yesterday, members of the House Freedom Caucus said they would not permit votes on anything until he put in writing what they believed was the deal he made to get their votes for the speakership; that revolt continued today.
Tonight, Jake Sherman of Punchbowl News reported that McCarthy appears to have agreed to let appropriators write bills that come in below the agreed-upon spending levels. Sherman’s colleague John Bresnahan noted: “The Fiscal Responsibility Act isn’t even a week old & Republicans in the House and Senate are already trying to redo it.”
In other news, CNN has parted ways with Chris Licht, its chief executive officer and chair, who had sought to move the network to what he considered the center of American politics. He had done so by highlighting “both sides” of today’s political arguments, firing leading journalists he thought too far on the left and centering Trump in a town hall that became the former president’s triumphant reentry to the political stage as he lied and bullied the interviewer. Some pundits have taken Licht’s fall as a sign that there is no longer a powerful center in American politics, but my own guess is the opposite: that most of us want news based in reality rather than media giving platforms to people who are openly lying.
Yale scholar of authoritarianism Timothy Snyder today applied this idea to coverage of the destruction of the Nova Kakhovka Dam in Ukraine, which has rained down humanitarian, ecological, and economic disaster on Ukrainians as they appear to be launching a counteroffensive to the Russian invasion of their country.
Snyder warned journalists not to “bothsides” the story by offering equal time to both sides. “What Russian spokespersons have said has almost always been untrue, whereas what Ukrainian spokespersons have said has largely been reliable. The juxtaposition suggests a false equality,” he wrote. “The story doesn't start at the moment the dam explodes. For the last fifteen months Russia has been killing Ukrainian civilians and destroying Ukrainian civilian infrastructure, whereas Ukraine has been trying to protect its people and the structures that keep them alive.” “Objectivity does not mean treating an event as a coin flip between two public statements,” he said. “It demands thinking about the objects and the settings that readers require for understanding amidst uncertainty.”

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2023.06.08 17:23 hquicky Is this a normal timeline?

We placed on offer on an home in North Carolina on 05/21. Our offer was accepted on 05/23. Sellers asked to move closing up to 06/22. We agreed. We did a rate lock on 05/24. Since then we’ve gotten an inspection and submitted repair request, and our lender ordered the appraisal. We haven’t heard anything back from anyone. Tomorrow (6/09) was supposed to be the end of our due diligence period, but since we haven’t heard anything our realtor requested it be extended to next Friday (06/16), and thankfully the sellers agreed. Being two weeks out from closing, I thought we’d be further along in the underwriting process. We haven’t heard from a loan officer asking for more documents. We haven’t heard anything about the appraisal. We haven’t heard anything about the repair request. Is this normal?
Also, we requested that the sellers fix a part of the subfloor. The flashing at the back door between the door frame and deck was rusted and basically gone. So moisture got into the subfloor. It’s about a 2 foot by 6 inch portion of the subfloor that is rotted from moisture. If the sellers don’t agree to fix it, then we would want to get quotes from contractors to see if the house is still worth buying compared to the price to fix. But with this process moving so slow, I feel like we aren’t going to have time to wait on the sellers response and get quotes on that repair if the sellers don’t fix it.
It also doesn’t help that no one in my family understands this process. They all bought homes decades ago, so everything we do (that is considered normal in today’s market), they don’t understand. Just being a first time buyer, I am nervous about everything.
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2023.06.08 17:20 TingisPingis2015 Way too early prediction for 2024 presidential polls, let me know what you think

Way too early prediction for 2024 presidential polls, let me know what you think
way too early prediction for 2024 presidential polls, let me know what u guys think
Hi guys, Democrat leaning independent from Ohio here trying to make some way too early predictions for 2024. *Ohio will not be competitive (<5%) presidentially.
I made 2 maps on 270towin First one Trump vs Biden Second one DeSantis vs Biden
Methodology for swing states: Added NC as a swing state as: 2020 margin ~74k (Trump) 2022 GOP senate margin with R Trump backed candidate ~114k, while Dems total got outspent 2:1 (October 2022 politico) Added Virginia as swing state as it was flipped +12 by Glenn Youngkin, a very similar candidate to non-Trump prospective GOP nominees like Ron Desantis.
Swing states
Arizona Cari Lake ( Trump backed) lost by <1% in an non presidential year election even though Mark Kelly won by ~5%, largest margin for Dem senator since DeConcini (1988). Lean R for both Trump vs Biden Lean R for DeSantis vs Biden
Wisconsin Dem governor won by 3%>, GOP senator won by 2%>, epitome of swing state I gave it blank since GOP is having convention, and primary debates there, but Dems had convention in Philly 2016, and in Charlotte in 2012 and lost both. So historical proof of those things actually working in swing states isn’t great. Third party candidate will be key here, stealing mostly from D but also lil bit from R. Trump vs Biden Lean blue for DeSantis vs Biden… Abortion
North Carolina Trump won by 75 k, Ted Budd ( Trump backed) won by 114k Recent party flipping and abortion bans seem to have raised Dem anger, Democratic Party got outspent in state 2:1 43.8 mil to 22 mil in TV ads, Beasley was herself up 9 mil against Ted Budd total 43.8 vs 31. Previously in 2020 Dems had spent 136M total vs 109M total from Republicans and lost that seat as well to TrumpThillis by <2%. Money didn’t help there since Cunningham was marred by extramarital affairs allegations. Lean R for Trump vs Biden since Democrats haven’t shown they can do it since ObamaHagan in 08. Lean D for DeSantis vs Biden due to abortion restrictions,will be interesting to see if part flip anger results in D surge and boost Dems to the W.
Georgia Walker lost close 3%> Kemp won by 8. Third party will be key, mostly taking from Trump. Lean D Trump vs Biden, proven now in 4/5 state wide races 1 presidential 3 senate 1 governor Solid R DeSantis vs Biden, no history of Dems competing (<5%) to non Trump Georgia GOP before 2018 since Clinton 92 and Miller 2000. *I personally find Zelle Miller 2000 crazy, cause top of ticket Al Gore(D) lost to Bush 2 by 12 while Miller(D) beat Mack Mattingly(R) in same election by 20! This was due to Georgia having 12 consecutive years of D governors at that time, Georgia folks must have really hated Al Gore.
Pennsylvania Shapiro won by 17 albeit against lunatic Mastriano who wasn’t even endorsed by many other state GOP leaders Fetterman won by 5 against Oz (who may or may not have been from state, although H Clinton was elected to senate from NY in 2000 after being in Washington DC from prev 8 and Little Rock, Arkansas for prev 17 before that and Chicago, Illinois for her first 27…. but anyways Oz got boned by Mastriano+” You, your doctor and your local politician comments”) Progressive Dems grassroots organizations will keep Biden ahead, while pro - fracking/usual GOP groups will be supporting GOP candidates to keep them closeish. Lean D Trump vs Biden Lean D Desantis vs Biden
Way too early * Virginia Flipped by Glen Youngkin by 12 pts in 2021. Youngkin (crt, life starts at conception, anti-climate change) (signed bill getting rid of state portion of Virginia grocery tax,funded HBCUs (by removing it from DACA recipients), removed college req for some state jobs, endorsed by only black governor in Virginia history, squeezed more margins out of Trump 2020 Appalachia counties(crt/inflation Dem flips?) This is the way too early part, if Youngkin gets in the race, largely cause he can’t run in 2025 for governor, and finishes 3rd to Desantis and Trump which I think he would… it might make Virginia more interesting iffff combined with Youngkin running, GOP are able to capture both the state senate and state house in the local elections of the state.
By the way MASSIVE LOCAL ELECTIONS in Virginia this year, all 40 of the state senate and all 100 of the state house of delegates are up. I don’t see any Dems/ Dem media talking about it. Youngkin at the root of it is a ‘life start at conception,’ Republican that will definitely sign a heartbeat bill or worse. If pro-choice folks want to protect any sort of reproductive rights in the entire south, the GOP cannot be allowed to get at least 1 of the houses.
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2023.06.08 17:13 313_JC Who y’all got😂??

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2023.06.08 17:12 Throw2342away Where is safe and affordable and will continue to be safe?

I'm a trans man currently living in a liberal part of north carolina. I'm at a point in my life where after I get top surgery (hopefully in the next 2 years) I want to put all my money and energy towards buying some kind of property or house (I'm super into alternative architecture like cob houses, earth sheltered or renovating an excisting structure etc so I would buy a funky place or undeveloped land). The problem is I don't want to buy in a place like this where my rights are constantly up in the air and I feel unwelcome outside of college towns. If I could afford land in Asheville or another really trans friendly part of the state I would.
So what towns or areas in any state in the US that are reasonably affordable (unlike my beloved Seattle where housing is crazy) AND have good trans protections? I know I can look up state by state laws but that doesn't give a real sense of the xombo of safe and livable that I'm looking for.
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