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South Surrey & White Rock

2015.04.10 21:45 South Surrey & White Rock

For people who live and work in South Surrey & White Rock. Or those wanting to visit the area.

2015.04.26 02:50 Sedorner Behold, the Master Race

Supremacists of any shade displaying their supremacy and then the mockery of them. Hail Hortler!

2014.07.28 03:20 boredop True Blues

A subreddit for aficionados to celebrate both the true innovators and forgotten figures of The Blues. No blues-rock, no "I'm new to the blues" posts, no crappy cell phone recordings, no rich white guys playing the blues. Just pure, real, uncut, classic blues.

2023.03.25 12:48 Financial_Goat_9179 A stream of white particles when looking at a dark surface.

Hi! Once I was in the office waiting for a person, I was a little tired and therefore just looked at the dark blinds that covered the window and at some point my vision focused on something in the air and I saw streams of white particles like snow or rain that flew endlessly at great speed. After that, I began to see them on any surface, slightly darkened, even on the foliage of trees, it is enough to remember them and find them in the air. Does anyone know what it is? Once I noticed that these streams of particles flew like intensified rain from the treetops, in clusters, sorry for the language, I don't speak English very well. I attached an approximate photo of how they look, but if they are flying at you in the photo, then during contemplation I always see them from the side, at an angle and they are small. They feel like they go through everything, as they can be seen in the house, on the street and anywhere, in constant motion.
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2023.03.25 12:48 MattEspiritu 24/PST/PC Come one come all, looking for friends :))

Hi! Hello! How are you?
The name's Matt, but people know me as FunkierPants, or Funkie for short.
Soooo a little bit about me. I graduated about a year ago with an Aerospace Engineering and am currently on the job hunt. I'm a big nerd and love to talk about all things mechanical and astronautical, but I'm also really into video games. My favorite game series are Kingdom Hearts, Borderlands and Marvel's Spider-Man.
By no means am I any good at gaming, especially competitive gaming, but I do enjoy it nonetheless and am hoping to find others to play all sorts of games with.
Besides gaming, my hobbies include penspinning, balisong flipping, building keyboards, as well as playing the ukulele, guitar and saxophone. I also have a three-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Piper who I absolutely adore.
In terms of games, I play a ton, ranging from MMORPGs to FPS games to indie games to board games, and I'm willing to try everything and anything! At the moment I am looking for friends to play mostly shooters. Other than that, here is a short list of other games I've been playing recently:
Rainbow Six Siege Apex Legends Warzone 2.0 Hunt: Showdown Overwatch 2 Valorant Phasmophobia Deep Rock Galactic Gunfire Reborn GTFO Risk of Rain 2 League of Legends Stardew Valley
If you're interested, feel free to add me on discord FunkierPants#6340 or message me here on Reddit. Hopefully I'll get to know some of you soon :))
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2023.03.25 12:48 lahanasarmasi Reducing the cost

Hello! I've been using my old laptop from 2016. And I would like to chip in for a desktop PC which can run some nicer games. I have been reading some websites about PC parts but honestly I am quite lost. If you could suggest me a new setup or modify the one I made, I would really appreciate it.
  1. >**What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.*\* Gaming. I will be playing games such as RDR2, Cyberpunk, Stray, God of War, Elden Ring
  2. >**What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?*\* I am trying to keep it around 2000-2500
  3. >**When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.*\* As soon as possible. I already made a list of the parts I was interested in but not sure if they are compatible.
  4. >**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? I have a laptop, mouse, headset and keyboard. Anything else I will have to buy. No need for OS.
  5. >**Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?*\* Europe>Estonia>Tallinn
  6. >**If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.*\* I will keep my mouse, keyboard and headset for now.
  7. >**Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?*\* I have no idea how to overclock but I may look into it if it is suggested.
  8. >**Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)*\* Not really.
  9. >**Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?*\* If possible, white case with glass.
  10. >**Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?*\* No.
  11. >**Extra info or particulars:*\* This is my first attempt at building. I may have made wrong choices. - Home This is the website I would like to buy the pieces from. They do assembly too.
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2023.03.25 12:47 alexsinha Paragliding Aims To Allow You To Fly Through The Skies Of Varkala

Paragliding Aims To Allow You To Fly Through The Skies Of Varkala
“Professional instructors make sure of an exciting and secure paragliding experience”
Paragliding in varkala

Tours offer paragliding in Varkala

A little town in the state of Kerala in southern India, Varkala is famous for its breathtaking beaches, peaceful scenic beauty, and amazing cliff views. But many aren’t aware that Varkala is also a well-liked holiday spot for adventure lovers who enjoy flying high in the sky.
You guessed it, paragliding in Varkala is what I’m referring to. Varkala gives a one-of-a-kind chance to parachute over the mountains and beaches while taking in the breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea and Kerala’s gorgeous landscape. You will have lifelong memories as a result of this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
First, on rocks near Varkala beach, paragliding is performed in Varkala. Because of the amazing views of the Arabian Sea, the town, and the surrounding hills, the area is perfect for paragliding. It is a thrilling and unforgettable experience because the take-off point is on the mountain and the landing point is on the beach.

Best Places in Varkala

Tourists looking for a refreshing vacation enjoy visiting Varkala, a beautiful coastal town in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Varkala has something to offer everyone with its perfect beaches, breathtaking cliffs, and ancient sites. We will explore some of the must place to visit in Varkala.
  1. Varkala Beach: Varkala Beach is the main attraction of the town and is famous for its natural beauty and peaceful atmosphere. The beach is surrounded by towering cliffs and is dotted with numerous restaurants and cafes that serve delicious seafood and other local delicacies.
  2. Janardanaswamy Temple: Janardanaswamy Temple is an ancient Hindu temple located in Varkala. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is believed to be around 2000 years old.
  3. Sivagiri Mutt: Sivagiri Mutt is a spiritual center located on a hilltop in Varkala. The center was established by the social reformer and philosopher Sri Narayana Guru and is dedicated to his teachings.
  4. Varkala Cliff: Varkala Cliff is a scenic cliff that overlooks the Arabian Sea. The cliff is dotted with numerous shops, cafes, and restaurants that offer stunning views of the sea.
  5. Kappil Beach: Kappil Beach is a secluded beach located around 6 kilometers from Varkala. The beach is known for its natural beauty and serene atmosphere.

A Guide for Budget Travelers

Varkala Beach is a beautiful and popular tourist site in Kerala, India’s southern part state. Paragliding is one of the many sports available to guests here, and it provides beautiful views of the beach and nearby scenery. This page will go through the price of paragliding at Varkala Beach.
The Varkala beach paragliding cost varies according to a variety of parameters. This 10–15 minute flight typically costs between INR 3000 and INR 5000 per person. This can, however, vary depending on the time of year, demand, and the service you pick.

The Best Time to Go Paragliding

The fee for paragliding is likely to be higher during peak season (December to February) due to increasing demand. Similarly, during the off-season (June to August), its price may be reduced due to lower demand. It is Varkala worth visiting mentioning that wind speeds play a part in deciding the cost of the paragliding, as operators may have to cancel or reschedule flights due to inclement weather.


The adventure activities sport of paragliding in Varkala provides a singular viewpoint of the town, the mountains, and the sea. Varkala has grown to be a well-liked holiday spot for Indian paragliding at Varkala lovers due to its pleasant weather, qualified instructors, and stunning scenery. All adventure enthusiasts can participate in it, and it will provide you with lifelong memories that you will treasure. Flying through the air, feeling the wind in your face, and viewing the world from a new angle are all incredibly thrilling experiences. You will have memories from this activity that you will treasure forever.
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2023.03.25 12:47 KimJongAndIlFriends Legendary creature + signature legendary spell pairings (3/10)

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2023.03.25 12:46 DMSetArk I've been barely eating for 9 days. Gonne from 124kg to 117. What do i do?

I just had a literal worst month of my life. Lost my 17 yrs old kitty, brother is on the hospital on a respirator In a coma and just got diagnosed with fibromialgia. Beside a lot of other smaller problems About 9 days ago Wednesday I just couldn't eat. Nothing gonne through, i would get sick. Thought it was my depression attacking together with the stress pilling on from all the shit running in my life rn. Thursday same thing. Had a breakfast, but just drunk water for the rest of the day. Blamed Ritalin, Stress again and depression again?? Friday same shit, without Ritalin. Repeat that through the days and and Tuesday I got diagnosed with covid. 😀 Still. Can't barely eat.
I know i have to eat. The weight loss is getting out of hand and even stopped. I think i'm on the stage that the body start attacking muscle mass instead fat. So yeah finishing my 9th day. I know that sometime the body will stop using fat,muscle mass and start "attacking" possible vital organs, at least from what i heard. 14 days beeing the limit before real damage is done.
Can somebody give me some some info? Some help?
Sorry for strange grammar and writing. English isn't my native and I'm pretty pipped up to sleep
As per the warning uptop. 32 - AMAB - 1m90CM - 117 KG - Brazilian?White? Wtf? - Brazil - Depression, Anxiety Disorder, ADHD - Ritalin sometimes to be a ble to focus. Clonazepan to be a ble to cope with stress. Venlift for depression. - No smoker - As said in post, now it's the 10'th day.
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2023.03.25 12:43 asron67 my ranking of bowie albums after full binge:

so i just finished listening to all of bowie’s studio albums (+some extras), and wanted to share some of my views and see if people agreed or disagreed with some. the ranking goes:
  1. Low 10/10 (Fav Track: Warszawa)
  2. Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) 10/10 (Fav Track: It’s No Game Part 1)
  3. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 9.5/10 (Fav Track: Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide)
  4. Diamond Dogs 9.5/10 (Fav Track: Rebel Rebel)
  5. Blackstar 9.5/10 (Fav Track: Dollar Days)
  6. Lodger 9/10 (Fav Track: Look Back in Anger)
  7. Heroes 9/10 (Fav Track: Sons of the Silent Age)
  8. The Next Day 9/10 (Fav Track: Valentine’s Day)
  9. Station to Station 9/10 (Fav Track: Station to Station)
  10. Let’s Dance 9/10 (Fav Track: Ricochet)
  11. Outside 8.5/10 (Fav Track: Hallo Spaceboy)
  12. Heathen 8.5/10 (Fav Track: Afraid)
  13. Hunky Dory 8.5/10 (Fav Track: Life on Mars)
  14. Earthling 8/10 (Fav Track: I’m Afraid of Americans)
  15. Aladdin Sane 8/10 (Fav Track: The Jean Genie)
  16. Reality 8/10 (Fav Track: Bring Me The Disco King)
  17. Black Tie White Noise 8/10 (Fav Track: Black Tie White Noise)
  18. The Man Who Sold the World 7.5/10 (Fav Track: Width of a Circle)
  19. Young Americans 7/10 (Fav Track: Fame)
  20. hours… 7/10 (Fav Track: Something in the Air)
  21. Never Let Me Down 7/10 (Fav Track: Zeroes)
  22. The Buddha of Suburbia 7/10 (Fav Track: Strangers When We Meet)
  23. Space Oddity 7/10 (Fav Track: Memory of a Free Festival)
  24. The Gouster 7/10 (Fav Track: Who Can I Be Now)
  25. Toy 7/10 (Fav Track: Can’t Help Thinking about Me)
  26. Labyrinth 6.5/10 (Fav Track: Magic Dance)
  27. Pin-Ups 6/10 (Fav Track: I Can’t Explain)
  28. Tonight 6/10 (Fav Track: Loving the Alien)
  29. David Bowie (1967) 5/10 (Fav Track: When I Live My Dream)
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2023.03.25 12:42 Toom200 A day like any other

Beginning of a story I just started writing. What do you think?
John woke up and it was a day like any other, yet it wasn't... Something intangible or undefinable had changed. He could feel it... John got out of bed and stood up at the window, looking outside. Everything seemed so normal... Light of the early morning, flooding the streets with its luminescence. Looking up, he saw a clear blue sky, interspersed with white, fluffy clouds. Heard through the window, were the sounds of numerous birds, filling the breezy but comfortably warm spring air with their song.
John, still a little woozy with sleep, was about to cast his earlier feelings of seemingly unwarranted trepidation aside. What could possibly be wrong on a day like this?, he thought. Then he noticed something, that almost made his heart miss a beat. Where were all the people? Usually on a day like this, people would be passing by on the sidewalk. Kids with their schoolbags would be laughing and hurrying away to school. John was getting puzzled... What about the sounds of traffic in the background, or cars rolling along the street?. He saw cars, but none that were moving. Also, it was like the outside was in the grip of a great silence, apart from the nature sounds. What the hell was going on?
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2023.03.25 12:41 AhhhItsMe 34 F wondering about post-COVID respiratory symptoms one month after a positive test

Age: 34
Sex: F
Height: 5'5
Weight: 165
Race: white
Duration of complaint: 3 weeks
Location: USA
Any existing relevant medical issues: asthma
Current medications: Advair, Ventolin, completed a five day prednisone pack two weeks ago, daily Claritin for allergies
Tested positive on 2/22, then negative on 3/3. Had fever >101, vomiting, fatigue, cough (started dry, then became productive), and nasal congestion. Took five day course of antivirals (not paxlovid). Returned to work on 3/6 and started noting chest pain and shortness of breath. Figured my asthma was flaring up, started taking Ventolin as needed. Saw primary care on 3/8 and they noted wheezing/bronchospasm. Prescribed a 5-day course of prednisone that I finished 3/14. Cough, shortness of breath, and chest pain are much improved. I experience daily bouts of these symptoms rather than a consistent state of them. Biggest complaint is these symptoms sometimes occur at rest but are definitely triggered by physical activity - sometimes just a casual 20 minute walk can do it, or going up stairs too quickly. This bothers me because before COVID, I was running three times a week, lifting three times a week, and had an active rest day. I miss exercise!!! Are these symptoms something I just have to wait out or is there further intervention? I'm better, but not best...
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2023.03.25 12:40 No-Performance3426 Spear + shield + Aquilon is a thing - excerpt from The End And The Death

In the arming chambers below, two full war companies of Legio Custodes are priming for war: Valdor's assault company, and the Companion company that will flank the King-of-Ages. In truth, there is little to do, for every guardian has been fully and permanently war-ready for months. Weapons, cells, plate seals and armour systematics are simply checked and approved by white-clad adpets. Only a handful, like Diocletian, and the captain-general himself, who have been in recent combat, are obliged to submit to more thorough attention. Weapons are reloaded, cells recharged, blades re-edged. Damaged plate components are cleaned, re-finished, re-polished, or entirely replaced. Minor wounds are treated. Dirt, grease and blood are washed away. Perfection of wargear ensures perfection of performance.
It is almost silent in the Custodes arming vault. No one talks. Caecaltus Dusk submits to inspection. Serfs take his paragon spear and his praesidium shield aside for examination. Diagnostics check his sensoria, his refractor system, and his arae-shrike device. Scanners play inquisitive light across every segment and component of his ornate Aquilon-pattern plate.
The checks seem to take longer than usual.
"Done?" Caecaltus asks.
The adept-supervisor nods, but asks that the proconsul's breastplate be removed for cleaning.
"Why?" Caecaltus asks.
To wash away minute traces of an unknown organis residue, he is told.
Caecaltus looks down at his golden chest plating. The old man. The spittle on his finger. The mark's not visible any more. It barely ever was.
"No," says Caecaltus.
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2023.03.25 12:39 Middlaa12 Crazy brunerre Tory Lane roller skates all over the city debases storefronts with spray paint and kicks up a row at the rock-band rehearsal where her boyfriend performs

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2023.03.25 12:38 Neanti23 Quintorius, Biblioplex Keeper

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2023.03.25 12:38 Cheemingwan1234 Kombatant Profile: Cure Prism (Mortal Kombat 11 x PreCure)

Kombatant Profile: Cure Prism (Mortal Kombat 11 x PreCure)
One for Cure Prism from Hirogaru Sky PreCure as a Kombatant in Mortal Kombat 11.
And yes, I’m going to use this to connect the Edenians to the people of Sky Land in Hirogaru Sky PreCure for my concept of a Mortal Kombat/PreCure fusion universe.
Kombatant Profile: Nijigaoka Mashiro/Cure Prism.

Note, her face model is based on her voice actress, Kakuma Ai. Her appearance is the same as her appearance in Hirogaru Sky PreCure with holders to hold her Sky Tones and Sky Mirage at the sides of her waist

Nijigaoka Mashiro (nicknamed Mashiron) at first glance appears to have an ordinary life. The childhood friend of Ageha Hijiri, she was dismayed at first when Ageha moved out via her mother getting a new job and promised to keep in touch with her during her childhood. She grew up into a kind and gentle girl willing to help, though a bit lacking in self-confidence. After meeting Sora Harewataru/Cure Sky and Princess Elle, natives of the realm known as Sky Land/Skyrealm and witnessing them fight one of the Undergu Empire’s general, Kabaton. Mashiro decided to take them into her household. With Ageha’s encouragement during an encounter with Kabaton, she mustered up enough confidence to take her Sky Tone and Mirage Pen after it was previously granted by Elle, to transform into Cure Prism, the PreCure of Light. Together with Cure Sky, they held off the Underg Empire as warriors of legendary prowess.
Unknown to her, she also hides another heritage. The natives of Sky Land are Edenian descendants that have escaped into another realm when Edenia was merged into Outworld after it lost its Mortal Kombat tournament millennia ago. Like Sora, Elle and her family via her grandmother ; Nijigaoka Yoyo , Mashiro possesses Edenian blood (though hers is diluted) . It is this hybrid vigor that would drag the players of Mortal Kombat and the Titan; Kronika into her life and she would need her PreCure abilities, both solo and with her partner; Cure Sky to fend off any attempts to enslave her for breeding stock for an army in Mortal Kombat.
Select Screen animation: Cure Prism adjusts her ribbons on her arms before creating a prism construct in her hands and shattering it. She then pulls out her Sky Mirage.
Crystal Breaker: Grants Crystal Armor and ability to create bladed weapons made from crystals.
Blinding Light: Grants Blinding Flash (Cure Prism lets out a blinding flash to blind the enemy).
Sky to Infinity: Can summon Cure Sky as an assist character for attacks.
Gear: Sky Mirage, Hair Bow (her hair ornaments) and Sky Tones.
Skins: Default (her PreCure form), Civilian (her civilian costume), Tremors (a costume based on Mortal Kombat X Tremor), Dream (based on Cure Dream’s Yes! PreCure 5 costume) Edenian Heritage (based on Kitana’s Mortal Kombat X outfit) and Snuffed Out (Revenant themed skin)
Johnny Cage Announcer Nicknames: “Prism”, “Mashiron”, “Kawaii” and “Cute Cure”
Gentle Light: Cure Prism does her end of transformation pose.
Crystal Teleport: A bunch of crystals forms into a humanoid shape and shatters to reveal Cure Prism.
Parent Con: Cure Prism video conferences to her parents on a tablet computer before noticing her opponent.
Mirage Inspection: Cure Prism inspects her Sky Mirage before noticing her opponent.
Prism Ball: Cure Prism executes her Prism Shot attack at the screen.
Stylish: Cure Prism adjusts her hairbow.
Futari Wa PreCure!: Cure Prism summons Cure Sky and they pose.
Crystal Smash: Cure Prism creates a crystal gauntlet and punches the camera, smashing it in the process.
Bone Breaker: Cure Prism breaks one of the opponent’s leg with a kick, then smashes the opponents ribcage with a underhanded punch before kicking the opponent down.
Sucker! : Cure Prism taps on the opponent from the back to get their attention, then punches the opponent with a prism gauntlet hard enough to knock the opponent to the ground.
Fatal Blow: Hop, Step, Maim! :
Cure Prism starts her Fatal Blow by kicking the opponent into the air. She then jumps up and bounces off a platform and grabs the opponent before smashing the opponent into a crystal spike. She then pulls the opponent from the spike, her holding her opponent’s neck before then conjuring another prism construct, this time, a crystal wall and then throwing the opponent into the wall, shattering it.
Fatality 1: One for the Money.
Cure Prism grabs the opponent by the neck and conjures up a crystal wall behind her opponent with her Sky Mirage after inserting her Sky Tone W Shining. She then grabs the opponent by their neck and their lower back after turning the opponent around to face the crystal wall and proceeds to smash the opponent’s head against the wall, smashing in her opponent’s face. She then checks the damage caused by her smashing the opponent’s face against the crystal wall before then winding up a powerful smash that splatters the opponent’s head and shatters the crystal wall.
Fatality 2: Prism Skull:
Cure Prism grabs the opponent’s head, turns their flesh of their head into crystal and shatters it, revealing her opponent’s skull which then crystalizes. She then rips out the opponent’s skull and spine and then uses it to smash into the opponent’s upper torso as an improvised flail, shattering the opponent’s skull and splattering their upper torso.
  1. The Klassic: Cure Prism punches off the opponent’s head with an uppercut.
  2. Let’s Rock! : Cure Prism throws a crystalline rock construct into the opponent, it lodging into the opponent’s upper torso.
  3. Knee Level: Cure Prism executes her Bone Breaker throw, only to conjure up a prism gauntlet and then splatters the opponent with a punch to the head after breaking one of the opponent’s legs.
  4. Crystal Statue: Cure Prism executes her Prism Shot attack which freezes the opponent into a crystalline statue.
  5. Winded: Cure Prism summons Cure Sky who then proceeds to splatter the opponent with a single wind enhanced punch.
  6. Crystal Trap: Cure Prism traps the opponent’s legs in crystal before then shattering them, taking off the opponent’s legs.
  7. Choke On This!: Cure Prism grabs the opponent, then crushes the opponent’s throat before putting the opponent down who then falls over dead.
  8. Blinded by Soft Light: Cure Prism executes her Blinding Flash attack, destroying her opponent’s eyes and causing her opponent to fall over dead with blood pouring out from their eye sockets.
  9. Crystal Edge: Cure Prism impales the opponent in the torso with a sword made out of crystal which then partially freezes the opponent into a crystal statue.
Brutality Win Poses:
Spreading Softly: Cure Prism checks her Sky Mirage.
Fluffy and Soft: Cure Prism pats her hair bow.
Brutality/Round Win lines:
“Let’s Rock!”
“Don’t mistake me as harmless.”
“You have been dealt with!”
“The only purification for you will be your death!”
“Gentle Light Soaring Softly: Cure Prism!”
“It’s Brutality Time! Wait, that does not sound right…..”
“You will not harm Elle-chan!”
“You will not threaten Sky Land and Earthrealm!”
“Worse than the Undergu Empire!”
“What a pity it has to come to this….” (Against Raiden or Liu Kang)
“You will not make an army from me!” (Against Shang Tsung)
“I’ve never met such a scumbag as you!” (Against Kano)
“Just because I’m a half-blood does not mean I can fight!” (Against Kitana)
“Your domination plans end here!” (Against Sindel)
“Descended from cowards!? My ass!” (Against Shao Kahn)
Friendship: Crystal Touch:
Cure Prism conjures up some crystals that she then shatters into a statue of Cure Sky and Cure Prism. Cure Sky then walks up to the statue and gives a thumbs up of encouragement to Cure Prism who is beaming with happiness.
Dialogue Samples (With Cassie Cage, Shao Kahn, Mileena, Kano and Sindel)
“You taught Elle-chan to swear!?”
“What, it’s funny to me!”
“Note to self: never invite Cassie to my household.”
“The descendant of Edenian cowards is a PreCure?”
“I can stand up to you, tyrant!”
“You will suffer, PreCure whore!”
“Another halfblood, like me?”
“Your face looks ugly.”
“I will feast on you, Pretty Cure!”
“Just like Tremor, only with a frilly dress.”
“Why you overgrown bastard….”
“You seek to dominate others…”
“As is my right to rule.”
“You will be put down!”
Tower Ending:
(Shot of Cure Prism approaching the Hourglass, with the corpse of Kronika behind her that )
“Kronika’s plan to rewrite the timeline proved to me and Sora that she was just as bad as the Undergu Empire, if not as worse. We put her down for her crimes. With the death of Kronika, the Elder Gods were brought back and appointed Liu Kang, now one of their own as the new keeper of the Hourglass. His personality has proven itself resistant to the temptations of abusing the Hourglass.”
(Shot of Cure Prism and Cure Sky bidding farewell to Kitana and Jade as they return to Earthrealm).
“Kitana and Jade offered me and Sora a place in their government as they went to rebuild their realm of Edenia as fellow Edenians. We refused and returned to Earthrealm and Sorashido City and gathered new allies to help us in the fight against the Undergu Empire.”
(Shot of Cure Prism and Cure Sky fighting alongside Sonya Blade, Sub-Zero and Scorpion as they charge into battle against the Undergu Empire)
“After all, a hero’s duty is to their realms and to protect it from threats such as the Undergu Empire.”
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2023.03.25 12:34 helppppppppph HELP PLEASE

I have an Amazonite very faded light green rock and had it for like 2 years in my table also a rose quartz , and i kinda freaked out that wikipedia says the Amazonite is radioactive, I ‘ve been reading forums watched every video but did not find an answer basically, I get it that it is the Potassium in it but:
  1. Even if it is only the potassium , like 24/7 exposure to it is really bad right?
2.A couple sources said that it is K-Feldspars which they said has Uranium and Th in it and because it is a raw ore it is making radon gas constantly, Which is really bad,
So if this is the case why is no one talking / warning people about this , they only say most of the time it is only the lead,
  1. My rose quartz has a white stoney outsole on one side (also raw) and i saw on tiktok the same looking ore and they put it under UV and it was glowing was full uranium that white cover on it,
So which of these are true/ could potentially be true?
I do not have a geiger counter nor an UV light,
Please help me with this cause i really freaked out and thinking about throwing them out, Please clarify someone this to me,
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2023.03.25 12:32 Chico237 #NIOCORP~ NIOBIUM~& THE QUANTUM INTERNET, U.S. & EU Critical Minerals & more....

#NIOCORP~ NIOBIUM~& THE QUANTUM INTERNET, U.S. & EU Critical Minerals & more....

#NIOCORP~ NIOBIUM~& THE QUANTUM INTERNET, U.S. & EU Critical Minerals & more....

New experiment translates quantum information between technologies in an important step for the quantum internet

New experiment translates quantum information between technologies in an important step for the quantum internet ( =
A NIOBIUM superconducting cavity. The holes lead to tunnels which intersect to trap light and atoms. Credit: Aishwarya Kumar
Researchers have discovered a way to "translate" quantum information between different kinds of quantum technologies, with significant implications for quantum computing, communication, and networking.
The research was published in the journal Nature on Wednesday. It represents a new way to convert quantum information from the format used by quantum computers to the format needed for quantum communication.
Photons—particles of light—are essential for quantum information technologies, but different technologies use them at different frequencies. For example, some of the most common quantum computing technology is based on superconducting qubits, such as those used by tech giants Google and IBM; these qubits store quantum information in photons that move at microwave frequencies.
But if you want to build a quantum network, or connect quantum computers, you can't send around microwave photons because their grip on their quantum information is too weak to survive the trip.
"A lot of the technologies that we use for classical communication—cell phones, Wi-Fi, GPS and things like that—all use microwave frequencies of light," said Aishwarya Kumar, a postdoc at the James Franck Institute at University of Chicago and lead author on the paper. "But you can't do that for quantum communication because the quantum information you need is in a single photon. And at microwave frequencies, that information will get buried in thermal noise."
The solution is to transfer the quantum information to a higher-frequency photon, called an optical photon, which is much more resilient against ambient noise. But the information can't be transferred directly from photon to photon; instead, we need intermediary matter. Some experiments design solid state devices for this purpose, but Kumar's experiment aimed for something more fundamental: atoms.
The electrons in atoms are only ever allowed to have certain specific amounts of energy, called energy levels. If an electron is sitting at a lower energy level, it can be excited to a higher energy level by hitting it with a photon whose energy exactly matches the difference between the higher and lower level. Similarly, when an electron is forced to drop to a lower energy level, the atom then emits a photon with an energy that matches the energy difference between levels.
Rubidium atoms happen to have two gaps in their levels that Kumar's technology exploits: one that exactly equals the energy of a microwave photon, and one that exactly equals the energy of an optical photon. By using lasers to shift the atom's electron energies up and down, the technology allows the atom to absorb a microwave photon with quantum information and then emit an optical photon with that quantum information. This translation between different modes of quantum information is called "transduction."
Effectively using atoms for this purpose is made possible by the significant progress scientists have made in manipulating such small objects. "We as a community have built remarkable technology in the last 20 or 30 years that lets us control essentially everything about the atoms," Kumar said. "So the experiment is very controlled and efficient."
He says the other secret to their success is the field's progress in cavity quantum electrodynamics, where a photon is trapped in a superconducting, reflective chamber. Forcing the photon to bounce around in an enclosed space, the superconducting cavity strengthens the interaction between the photon and whatever matter is placed inside it.
Their chamber doesn't look very enclosed—in fact, it more closely resembles a block of Swiss cheese. But what look like holes are actually tunnels that intersect in a very specific geometry, so that photons or atoms can be trapped at an intersection. It's a clever design that also allows researchers access to the chamber so they can inject the atoms and the photons.
The technology works both ways: it can transfer quantum information from microwave photons to optical photons, and vice versa. So it can be on either side of a long-distance connection between two superconducting qubit quantum computers, and serve as a fundamental building block to a quantum internet.
But Kumar thinks there may be a lot more applications for this technology than just quantum networking. Its core ability is to strongly entangle atoms and photons—an essential, and difficult task in many different quantum technologies across the field.
"One of the things that we're really excited about is the ability of this platform to generate really efficient entanglement," he said. "Entanglement is central to almost everything quantum that we care about, from computing to simulations to metrology and atomic clocks. I'm excited to see what else we can do."

Old School Meets New School: Critical Minerals Used in Quantum Computing

Old School Meets New School: Critical Minerals Used in Quantum Computing Pillsbury - Internet & Social Media Law Blog - JDSupra
Quantum technology runs on the notoriously difficult-to-stabilize qubit. Unlike binary bits in classical physical components in computers and cell phones, qubits can operate in more than one state at a time (known as superposition), and they have an uncanny ability to remain interconnected with one another even when separated (known as entanglement). These features mean that the speed with which quantum computers can solve problems is virtually limitless—once science understands how to capitalize on their abilities, that is. An MIT article reports that an encryption problem that only a short while ago was thought to require billions of qubits may be susceptible to solution with a much more manageable number.
But there’s a hang-up—quantum machines are finicky. They tend to like things quiet, still and cold, in some cases requiring a temperature around absolute zero, or about -460 degrees Fahrenheit. The quantum computing process must be isolated and protected from “decoherence.” Noise in the system means that answer-checking routines consume enormous amounts of computational effort and energy.
Scientists are still working out the best ways to help quantum machines function in real-world scenarios. Regardless of the paths taken to get there, it seems a given that rare earth metals and other critical materials will prove essential building blocks.
Rare earths themselves are described in our prior post concerning their use in the energy transition. Each element has subtle differences in charge characteristics that can be isolated with precision in the beneficiation, processing and manufacturing process. That precision can in turn address this field’s other biggest challenges—scalability and reproduction.
As scholars grapple with these puzzles, a number of techniques have emerged for taming otherwise rowdy qubits, each with its own material needs. Some of the elements are household names, while others are generally known only as obscure boxes on a high-school chemistry class periodic table.

Superconducting: At a low-enough temperature, metals like aluminum and niobium.) no longer offer electrical resistance. This phenomenon makes them popular options for keeping fussy qubits stable in superconductor systems. Superconducting quantum computers are perhaps farthest along on their path to usability, with tech companies betting heavily on the approach. For example, Rigetti Computing is making advances in quantum computers and the superconducting quantum processors used to power them.

  • Trapped Ions: Trapped ion quantum computing is another established path for advancing this technology. Here, ionized atoms derived from the rare earth ytterbium are converted into ions and then used as qubits. Such a system can remain in a specified quantum state for longer periods of time.
  • Photonics: Crystals from europium, another rare earth element, have opened doors in the world of photonic quantum computing, which essentially turns light into qubits. Researchers think the material will be able to hold a high density of qubits in an identical and well-defined position. The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has partnered with a photon-based company in an effort to build the first utility-scale quantum computer.
  • Neutral Atoms: In addition to the rare earths, the alkali metal element rubidium is playing a role in neutral atom computing. Still in the early stages of study, scientists aim to control the quantum state of rubidium atoms using a laser.
As the world makes a push for more mining and production of these distinct elements for energy and other purposes, they will play a surprising role in computing innovations. Lawyers familiar with quantum computing concepts will be instrumental in prosecuting intellectual property rights and expanding their application through licensing and commercialization. But the lawyers developing sources, products, and markets for rare earths and other critical material will also be involved in making the quantum leaps.
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Europe turbo charges its critical minerals drive

Column: Europe turbo charges its critical minerals drive Reuters
Geothermal water is seen through a sight glass at a pipeline system of a geothermal power station of German power supplier EnBW Energie Baden Wuerttemberg AG, where a pilot facility for lithium extraction will be built, in Bruchsal, Germany, April 23, 2021. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski
LONDON, March 24 (Reuters) - The European Union has unveiled the accelerator in its drive to reduce the bloc's import dependency for critical minerals and metals.
The Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA) "will significantly improve" Europe's domestic extraction, processing and recycling capacity for metals such as lithium and rare earths, according to Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission.
The Act comes with targets for production and for reducing dependency on any single third country. China currently dominates the supply chain for many of the entries on Europe's list of "strategic" metals.
The EU is also playing catch-up with the United States, which is already investing heavily in critical metals capacity under the aegis of the Defense Production Act and the Inflation Reduction Act.
Europe may, however, have given itself a competitive edge by moving to streamline project permitting, a tortuous process that often drags on for years before the first shovel hits the ground.


The CRMA covers a subset of the EU's critical minerals list, with particular focus on battery metals like lithium, nickel, cobalt and manganese and magnet inputs such as boron and rare earths.
Copper is on the list as an enabler of all things electric but aluminium and zinc aren't, which is a striking omission given the recent shrinkage of European production capacity.
Germany's Speira has joined the list of casualties, this month announcing the full closure of its Rheinwerk aluminium smelter due to high energy costs.
"Today's strategic raw materials list must not be the finished picture," warned Evangelos Mytilineos, president of industry group Eurometaux.
It probably won't be. The CRMA includes a provision for periodically updating the list to reflect evolving economic importance and supply risks across the critical metals spectrum.
For those metals on the list the target is for the region to mine 10%, process 40% and recycle 15% of what it consumes annually by 2030. By which time not more than 65% of any strategic metal's consumption will be able to come from a single third country.
These are ambitious targets given Europe currently sources 97% of its magnesium in China, which also has a complete monopoly on the processing of heavy rare earths and graphite.
Europe's lithium extraction can in theory meet the 10% target but it hinges on multiple new projects, many of them using innovative technology.
Recycling lithium-ion batteries is also a technical challenge that has to be resolved at scale to meet the 15% recycling target.


In terms of maximising domestic mining and processing capacity, Europe is following the United States in instructing all national governments to go back and look at what may have been left behind in tailings ponds and historic mine sites.
Operators of existing mines and plants should prepare an economic assessment study of what they're losing in "waste" streams. It's a policy that has already significantly closed the U.S. dependency gap for tellurium and scandium.
However, Europe has overtaken the United States in one key area, aiming to streamline the permitting of "strategic" projects to ensure a maximum time-line of two years for mines and one year for processing plants.
All such projects should be considered as being "in the public interest" by the relevant national authority when considering environmental impact.
The U.S. Administration has come under fire for using the Inflation Reduction Act to incentivise domestic mining while simultaneously blocking development of mines on federal land. The green-on-green environmental clashes seem set to continue until there is a long-overdue rewrite of the General Mining Act of 1872.


Many strategic metals markets are opaque, not easily financially hedged and concentrated on the supply side, according to the CRMA. All of which "increases the negotiating power of sellers and increase prices for buyers".
It calls for the Commission to set up a system for collective purchasing by interested buyers, a mechanism already trialled in the gas market.
It also recommends the accumulation of strategic metal stocks to buffer against unexpected supply disruptions. Europe has no strategic metal inventory, unlike the United States, China and South Korea.
Member states may have their own stockpiles and "as a first step and considering the lack of relevant information", the 27 countries in the bloc should report to the Commission what, if anything, they are holding.
Given such a humble starting point, it seems unlikely EU strategic metal reserves are going to come any time soon, if they come at all.


The EU accepts it will never be fully self-sufficient in most if any of the metals it's identified as being critical to its industrial and defence sectors.
The CRMA advocates diversifying supply in favour of "reliable partners" and creating "mutually beneficial partnerships with emerging market and developing economies".
It represents a further tectonic decoupling of global supply chains.
What started as a response to China's dominance of critical metals supply has been accelerated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Russia has historically been a major supplier of aluminium, copper and nickel to Europe's industrial sector to the extent that the EU has to date held back from sanctioning Russian material even as the United States imposes penal import duties.
But the metals world is clearly starting to split between West and the East.
It's a messy process, witness the dispute between the EU and the United States over the exclusion of European products from the electric vehicle subsidies introduced in the Inflation Reduction Act.
That particular hurdle may shortly be cleared, German newspaper Handlesblatt reporting that a draft agreement has been reached.
It is evidently in neither side's interest to compete with each other in the context of reducing resource ties with China and Russia.
Assuming future trans-Atlantic harmony can be achieved, something akin to a metallic NATO will start to take ever clearer shape.

BIS Issues Proposed Rule to Establish “Guardrails” to Prevent the Improper Use of CHIPS Act Funding

BIS Issues Proposed Rule to Establish “Guardrails” to Prevent the Improper Use of CHIPS Act Funding SmarTrade (
On March 23, 2023, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking implementing measures to prevent the improper use of CHIPS Act Incentives Program funding. Described as “guardrails,” the proposed rules are intended to ensure technology and innovation funded by the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act are not used for malign purposes by adversarial countries against the United States or its allies and partners. The CHIPS Act was enacted in August 2022 to incentivize the manufacture of semiconductors and semiconductor manufacturing equipment in the United States, especially amid growing national security concerns and economic competition risks posed by China’s increasing chip production in recent years. It provides appropriations to develop domestic manufacturing critical to U.S. competitiveness and national security interests. See Update of July 29, 2022.
The proposed rule provides additional details on national security measures that would be applicable to the CHIPS Incentives Program, including limiting recipients of funding from investing in the expansion of semiconductor manufacturing in foreign countries of concern (i.e., China, Russia, Iran and North Korea). According to BIS, these guardrails “will advance shared national security interests as the U.S. continues coordinating and collaborating with allies and partners to make global supply chains more resilient and diversified.” The proposed rule provides additional details on and definitions for these national security guardrails, including:
  • Establishing standards to restrict advanced facility expansion in foreign countries of concern.
  • Limiting the expansion of legacy facilities in foreign countries of concern.
  • Classifying semiconductors as critical to national security.
  • Reinforcing U.S. export controls.
  • Restricting joint research and technology licensing efforts with foreign entities of concern.

Establishing Restrictive Standards and Limiting Facility Expansion

To protect national security and the resiliency of supply chains, CHIPS Incentives Program funds may not be provided to a foreign entity of concern. The proposed rule provides a detailed explanation of what is meant by “foreign entities of concern,” as well as a definition of “owned by, controlled by, or subject to the jurisdiction or direction of.” The proposed rule defines other terms used in the CHIPS Act (including terms that will be used in required agreements with funding recipients), identifies the types of transactions that are prohibited under the Expansion Clawback and Technology Clawback sections of the CHIPS Act and provides a description of the process for notifying the Secretary of Commerce of significant transactions involving expansion of semiconductor manufacturing in a foreign country of concern.

Classifying Semiconductors as Critical to National Security

While the CHIPS Act allows companies to expand production of legacy chips in foreign countries of concern in limited circumstances, the proposed rule would classify a list of semiconductors as critical to U.S. national security. In doing so, the rule would define “legacy semiconductors” subject to tighter restrictions, which would include “current-generation and mature-node chips used for quantum computing, in radiation-intensive environments, and for other specialized military capabilities.” The proposed rule seeks to also clarify what would not be considered legacy semiconductors.

Reinforcing U.S. Export Controls

In October 2022, BIS implemented export controls to prevent China from purchasing and manufacturing advanced chips that would enhance that country’s military capabilities. See Update of October 31, 2022. The proposed rule provides definitions that are harmonious with and reinforce these export controls “by aligning prohibited technology thresholds for memory chips between export controls and CHIPS national security guardrails.” Accordingly, the proposed rule applies a more restrictive threshold for logic chips than is used for export controls.U.S. lays out possible critical raw materials agreement with EU -Handelsblatt

Dig, Dig, Dig: US and Europe Target China’s Grip on Critical Raw Minerals

By Otto LanzavecchiaMarch 23, 2023
Europe and the US share a common goal — increasing self-sufficiency for minerals and tech products needed to fight climate change. Alignment looks set to defuse transatlantic trade tensions.
The European Commission unveiled this month a two-pronged strategy to reduce its dependency on China and boost its green industries. The Critical Raw Materials Act aims to wean the continent off Chinese critical minerals. The Net-Zero Industry Act is geared at boosting the EU’s production of clean tech equipment by a recent decision to relax strict state aid rules.
Together, the proposals represent Europe’s response to the US pressure against China and to compete with protectionist subsidies included in the US’s Inflation Reduction Act. Although a danger remains that the US’s generous pockets and hard-line approach against China will sow discord, these European moves signal a desire to strengthen the transatlantic alliance.
Start back in August 2022, when the US Congress passed the IRA, which contained gargantuan government subsidies to US industries. Europeans were aghast. Confronted with sky-high energy prices and roaring inflation, they could hear a deafening sucking sound of investments leaving the continent and heading across the Atlantic Ocean. The US subsidies jolted European capitals to reconsider their strict limits on state aid, instrumental in building and preserving the European single market.
At the same time, Vladimir Putin’s weaponization of gas exports woke up the continent to the danger of Chinese-supplied critical raw materials and Beijing’s dominance in green industries, such as solar panels and electric car batteries. If China cut sales of these key products, Europe’s plans for its ecological and digital transition would be at risk of collapse — not unlike the United States’.
How could Europeans condemn Americans for steeling themselves against the same threat they faced? The answer to that question challenged the EU’s status quo, and European capitals began tilting westward. In January, while speaking in Davos, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen downplayed frictions over the IRA and stressed the need to “de-risk” vis a vis China.
The Biden administration took constructive steps: it began exploring extending some of the IRA’s benefits to European industries. US Trade Representative Katherine Tai had been urging the EU to develop its own, parallel strategy on subsidies and reshoring, saying that the US wanted to “work with our friends and allies to allow us to together build a resiliency and to wean us off some dependencies.” An agreement on critical raw materials would allow the US to extend the IRA’s reach to European industries, indicated US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. EU countries began to adhere to the US-led Minerals Security Partnership, aiming to create a like-minded critical raw material “buyers’ club” between democratic countries.
The political breakthrough came on March 10. President von der Leyen went to the White House to meet President Biden, while back home her Commission relaxed state aid rules. Afterward, they produced a statement signaling a transatlantic climate truce. And upon her return to Brussels, the Commission launched the two-pronged legislative proposals.
The Net Zero Industry Act aims to ensure that European produces at least 40% of European demand for green products by 2030. EU governments will be able to match subsidies provided in other countries “where there is a real risk of investments being diverted away from Europe,” according to European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.
The Critical Raw Materials Act aims to supply Europe’s green industries with crucial inputs. European mining and refining must cover at least 10% of the EU critical raw materials by 2030. That would be a giant feat for a continent that spent decades outsourcing most of the extraction and production.
Key provisions have China written all over them. If a foreign country has more than 65% of the market, its companies will have little chance of winning a public contract in the EU. For context, Beijing controls more than 80% EU market share in the solar sector.
Permitting will be sped up. It can take up to 15 years to get the green light for a new mining project in Europe. Under the Critical Raw Materials Act, mines designated as strategic must receive a decision on permits within two years.
Critics question whether Europe can achieve its stated goals. Environmentalists have vowed to oppose projects to mine lithium and other minerals, citing the danger to water and nature preserves. Business leaders from Solvay, Merck, and Dow warn that the Net Zero Industry Act offers too little funding and is too complex to compete against the US’s $369 billion of green tax incentives and subsidies.
Even so, the European proposals signal a U-turn in economic policymaking — and a potential transatlantic alignment. On both sides of the Atlantic, the love affair with free markets and globalization is fading. Instead of market-driven decision-making, we are entering an era of strategic planning with democracies moving to onshore and subsidizing critical industries.
The transition will be rocky and perilous. Divergences over how hard to hit China could re-emerge. The US takes a hard line, while European officials continue to consider Beijing both a “rival” and a “partner.” But both Brussels and Washington are working hard not to let their support for green tech deteriorate into a counter-productive and protectionist subsidy race. If they work together, they could shore up the democratic world’s shift to clean tech.Modelling and experimental investigation of Nb2O5 as a high-rate battery anode material


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2023.03.25 12:30 readingrachelx Housewife highlights/Daily shit talk - March 25th, 2023

Eric Roberts (Babylon) and Taylor Armstrong (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) have taken on roles in the upcoming feature Guardians from State 46 Films.
The drama currently in production, with Rick Walker at the helm, follows two women (Cherish Rodriguez, Mackenzie McIntyre) facing life-threatening situations until one of them reluctantly finds her way to Reverend Willis’ (Roberts) church and the transformation begins. Roberts’ character is described as a charismatic preacher who can teleport members of his congregation back into the biblical time on which his sermon is based. Armstrong plays Dr. Renee Kennedy, whose path crosses with the two girls one night after a horrible incident lands them in the ER at her hospital.
Walker penned the script and is producing alongside Kennady Ritter and Chad Lunsford, with Noble McIntyre serving as executive producer. Roberts is repped by Sovereign Talent Group, Imperial Artists Agency, Miles Anthony Associates, Empire Agency and Scott Carlson Entertainment.
Links to this week's episode discussion posts:
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2023.03.25 12:30 anonziee AITA for refusing to lie and being mean to a girl?

Since 1st grade she's (15f) been very annoying. And always trying to get my attention, she does this to everyone. Then when someone tells her to shut up, she goes and cries to teachers. So this year, she's been joining my convos with my friends and making ridiculous comments. She's been doing crazy stuff to get my attention.Whenever I get into slight trouble, she joins in and is like he always does this this isn't the first time. In 4th grade she made her mom email the principal lying that I gave her the middle finger. Whenever we're in class and aren't supposed to talk, she'd talk to me. I'd tell her to stop. And she'd go tell on me for "talking".
So anyway, I was talking with a teacher about my school career. This girl joins in (unwarranted) and is like you live in principal's office. Everyone was laughing. So I said and your entire school career is people making fun of you. People stopped laughing, and were secretly laughing and like telling me she deserved it. The teacher got mad at me and tried to make me apologize, I refused. Then this girl's friends joined in and kept saying how she always does this to them. And told me not apologize to her.
So the next day in school, another teacher asked us when was a situation where someone stood up for you. So I said a couple days ago, a teacher tried making me apologize to someone and people stood up for me. This girl stood up and started screaming at the teacher, and calling me insults, and saying how we always bully her. We both got sent to the principal.
At the principal, the principal and her kept joking. And laughing and having a good time. I told him, we're here to talk about this situation. He starts getting mad at me. I started by telling him, if I provoke you for 10 years. Will you explode one day? He says yes. So I said she's been doing this to me since 1st grade. She then laughs, he gets mad at me for "holding grudges". And tells me to get out of his room. Then she leaves. And he tells me she's wrong for making that "joke". But you're mean. I said she's been annoying me for years. He gets mad at me says you're holding grudges. Then I said, look, there is a simple solution to this problem. Tell this person to leave me alone and stop trying to talk to me. He says this person has a name, then says I already have. Then he keeps trying to make me apologize, I tell him my solution. And he says I can't control people. So in a last ditch effort to prove my point I said the following. Do you want me to lie? He says no. I said I'd be lying if I apologize to her, as I'm not sorry.
He says you can just say a "white" lie to just get out of it. I told him but that's a lie. He said yeah, but it's a white lie. And he called my parents in for a meeting. My parents refused to show up, and told him we're not going to leave our jobs for such childishness. This is your responsibility to solve. He (me) told you the appropriate solution, and you don't want to implement it.
A couple days ago, I was walking with my friend. And she screams SEXUAL HARASSMENT. She then goes to my friend and tells him I'm sexually harassing him.
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2023.03.25 12:28 Antique-Teach-1990 Bacterial pharyngitis/Strep question

35F. Started Amoxicillin 2 days ago. 4 doses in. My fever went away quickly. My tonsils are still swollen and covered in white pus. No change at all. How long should that take to go away?
When my kids get strep we've always followed the 24 hour rule to go back to school. But they've never had tonsils look like this. The red spots the kids get on the roof of their mouth always clear up in the first 24h. Wondering if I'm still contagious if my tonsils are still covered in white pus or if it just takes a while to go away. Thanks.
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2023.03.25 12:28 Tainxxx Friendly game chip distribution

I’m organizing a friendly casino night at work (no money involved) and I have a few questions regarding chip distribution.
We’re planning to have 2 tables, one for black jack and one for roulette.
I currently have access to 700 chips, and we’re expecting between 10 and 15 people.
I realize this might be too little, especially considering that some need to be kept by the bank to pay players.
What would you consider is a good amount to give players at the start of the night, and how much should be kept?
How much chips should we realistically aim to bring?
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2023.03.25 12:27 --someonesomewhere Warm sensation in left shoulder and right calf

F49, 1.64, 74KG, White, Smoker.
Hello everyone, First I want to thank all of you for this amazing community.
I want to ask about one condition that my mom is having in the past month. She was traveling, and now that she's back, she told me that she's feeling some warm sensation time-by-time on her left shoulder and right calf at the same time. She describes it as warm from the inside, but not from the outside. I touched her skin and I cannot feel any different from other parts of her body. Also, there's no difference in skin tone, it's all the same.
She's really concerned and she has an appointment on Tuesday. I am as well for her and that's why I am here.
I have a friend that just finished the university of medicine and she told me that it can be only hormonal change which is supposed to be normal at her age (p.s my mother had started menopause at age 40 or so) The images below, tell the exact part, where my mother is having this warm sensation.
Please, any opinion, any help is extremely appreciated!
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2023.03.25 12:25 sofia0705 ugh how do i proceed with mom?

i don’t even know where to begin. i am really just starting to realize that my mom is a narcissist/exhibits traits and i’m 28. i’ve always known she’s controlling and not exactly the nicest human being. she isn’t always a huge asshole but when she is, she’s explosive and chaotic. anyways, i’ve been slowly grey rocking her (without knowing it) and distancing myself for about 3 years now. for context i live an hour and a half away, have always made an effort to come visit for every holiday (thanksgiving, christmas, easter, mother’s day, her birthday) and i normally stay at least a two nights and i was accompanied by my bf at the time which helps as a buffer, recently broke up. i told her last week i would be able to come for easter on sunday and leave monday (planned to take off monday from work) bc i had plans on saturday with friends. she told me she has a “2 night minimum” and i said well that’s all i can do. also we’re not religious, it’s not about the holiday. called me back later and was yelling that if i cant come for 2 nights then don’t bother coming at all… and yelling about other things, i’m rejecting her, “severing” her from my life (i haven’t seen her since christmas bc i’ve been going to open houses on the weekend), and she also told me “i was in an abusive relationship for 20 years (my dad i guess, didn’t know he was abusive lol), i don’t need to be in another abusive relationship with my daughter”. first time she’s ever said something like that. i told her i was hanging up, i tried not to engage, she thanked me for letting her tell me her feelings 🙄. fast forward a few days she texted me and told me she made dinner reservations for easter sunday. i said “you told me not to come if it was only for a night. did you change your mind or is that still the same?” response: “i’ll take what i can get! so yes hope to see you”.
i have no idea how to even respond. i don’t want to enable her and have her think she can talk to me like that and still get what she wants after. but in the past i would have either changed my plans or said sure mom whatever you want. as long as she wasn’t yelling or belittling me. but i don’t think that’s the right response anymore bc i’m still so unhappy. idk i’m at a loss. any advice would be great. TIA ❤️
also just finished the book Will I Ever Be Good Enough and i am so happy i did. any other recommendations?
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2023.03.25 12:24 AnderLouis_ Hail and Farewell (George Moore) - Chapter 8.1

Today's Reading, via Project Gutenberg:


We take tickets for a cycle, a Ring, and as many Parsifals as we have appetite for, and when the last performance is over the railway-station is crowded; no longer with the Bohemianism of London and Paris, but with the snobbery (I use the word in its French sense) of both capitals. The trolleys are piled with aristocratic luggage, and the porters are followed by anxious valets; ladies in long, fashionable dust-cloaks are beset by maids with jewel-cases in their hands. Among this titled crowd one can still pick out the student (the professional musician still goes to Bayreuth) and those who really love music, and who go to Bayreuth for the art of the Master—like our friends, the politician and his wife and daughter.
Between the acts of the Götterdämmerung we had heard arrangements being made to be present at other music festivals. It seemed that a considerable part of the audience was going to Munich to hear Mozart. For the last day or two everybody seemed to be muttering Cosi fan Tutti, an opera never given in England. On a former occasion Edward and I had gone to Munich, but we had not heard it; and I would have preferred to follow Mozart, but we were going in a different direction, in quest of other music—northward, a long and tedious journey. For Edward had decided that the revival of drama which the success of The Heather Field had started in Ireland must be accompanied by a revival of all the arts—painting, sculpture, and music. For landscape and portrait-painting he thought he could rely on Dermod O'Brien, who had decided to come to Ireland. A number of chapels had been spoilt by German stained glass, but Miss Purser had promised to engage a man whose father had been intimately connected with the Pre-Raphaelite movement in England, and under her direction ecclesiastical art would flourish again in Ireland. John Hughes would revive Donatello and Edward Palestrina. He told me that Archbishop Walsh had been approached, and that he thought he would be able to persuade him to accept a donation of ten thousand pounds to establish a choir in the cathedral upon the strict understanding, of course, that the choir was only to sing Vittoria, Palestrina, Orlando di Lasso, Francesca de Près, and the other writers, bearing equally picturesque names, who had, if I may borrow a phrase from Evelyn Innes, gravitated round the great Roman composer.
It seemed to me that the analogy he drew between the Italian Renaissance and the Irish was a false one. The Italians had imported nothing, but had re-created all the arts simultaneously. This view was, however, not acceptable, and in the return journey between Nuremberg and Mainz, Edward pointed out that the Italian Renaissance was not as original as it seemed at first sight. It was indebted largely to antiquity, and its flavour was due to the spirit of the Middle Ages which still lingered in the sixteenth century, and in support of this theory he affirmed that Palestrina had used plain-chant melodies in all his Masses.
Turning them into pattern music, I interjected. If you want religion in music, let your choir sing only plain chant.
Edward feared that the congregation would deem that monotonous, and I said, If concessions are going to be made—, and the conversation dropped, for we were going to a festival of pattern music far away in the North of Germany, to a town called Münster, whither, I venture to say, very few have ever wandered, though it is well known by name, on account of Meyerbeer's opera Le Prophète. We all know the prayer that the prophet sings at the end of the third act before he enters the town, and the great beauty of the fourth act—the cathedral scene in which John of Leyden refuses to recognise his mother. A great act! It was not the fashion of those times to write fifth acts, and Meyerbeer finished his opera with a couple of songs of no great merit, and the blowing up of the town by John of Leyden, who perishes amid the ruins.
But in history he perished quite differently. After a few weeks of revelry Münster was taken by assault, and John of Leyden and his companions were put into iron cages, in which they could neither stand, nor sit, nor lie, and in them they remained on exhibition, hung up some thirty feet above the pavement on the principal street, for three days, before they were torn to pieces with red-hot hooks, by order of the good Bishop. These cages still hang in the principal street, regarded, no doubt, as objects of great historical interest. That they are, no one will contest, yet one cannot help feeling that they would be better out of sight in a museum, for they certainly inspire hatred of the Roman Church in the heart of every passer-by, and it is hardly going too far to say that to these cages, and to the memories which they evoke, is owing the preservation of all the original aspects of the town, so grey and austere, without a sign anywhere of life, of modern thought or aspiration, without a picture-gallery, without a painter, without a writer, a fitting town, indeed, for a festival of archaic music.
Edward had written to his conductor, the man to whom the revival of Palestrina was to be entrusted, to come over and when we were not in the cathedral—which was not often—we used to spend the time wandering about the grey, calico-coloured streets, Edward admiring the fifteenth-century roofs, of which there are a great many, and the arcades; the conductor and myself thinking how the minutes were bringing us nearer another concert. He was a man of quiet and neutral intelligence, and it would have been pleasant to go away for a walk in the country with him. He would have liked to escape from the patter of this archaic music which he already foresaw it was his fate to teach and conduct till the end of his days. But to slip away between a Gloria and a Credo (my suggestion to him) would have offended his burly task-master and perhaps have lost him his job. He dared not even show for one instant that the music bored him, and I hardly dared either, and resisted Edward with difficulty at the door of the cathedral. The choice lay between a motet by Josquin des Près and The Tale of a Town. The third act needed revision, and I not infrequently took the manuscript away with me and forgot it in the pleasant shade of the avenue that encircles the town; and sometimes I took the manuscript with me to the Zoological Gardens, beguiled there by the finest lion ever known, that is to say, the finest ever seen or imagined by me—an extraordinary, silent and monumental beast that used to lie, his paw tucked in front of him, a gazing-stock for me and a group of children. We moved on subdued by his wonderful presence, majestic, magnificent, forlorn, ashamed before his great, brown, melancholy eyes, full of dreams of the desert of long ago, perhaps of the very day when an Arab held him, a whelp, well above the high, red-pommelled saddle, and the dam was speared and shot by other Arabs in the mêlée that happened amid some loose rocks and brushwood.
The blue sky of Münster, and the dust of Münster, and the silence and the loneliness of Munster, often made me think I should like to enter his cage. It was such a splendid one!—built out into the garden, a little park with two tree-trunks and some rocks, a dome-shaped cage in which the great beast could trot or climb, if he were so disposed, but I never saw him except sunning himself in front of his bars. He seemed as lonely as myself, and I often imagined us twain, side by side, The Tale of a Town in my left hand, while with the right I combed his great, brown mane for him. Which would he resent—the reading or the combing? Speculation on this point amused me, and urged me towards the risk, and perhaps might have induced me to undertake it, if I had not met a fox in the circular avenue. The red, bushy animal came there on a chain, and when his master sat on the other end of the bench on which I was sitting, the fox often hopped up between us, treating me with the politeness due to a visitor, a politeness which was requited next by a cutlet. On cutlets our friendship throve until the end of the week, and had I known German it might have become permanent. The fox seemed quite willing, for though well behaved with his master, his affection for me was so spontaneous that I think it would have lasted. The peasant, too, might have been persuaded to sell his fox, and if he refused a sovereign it would be because he did not know its value, or because he would not include the chain. As this point could not be settled without some knowledge of German, I strove to explain to him by signs that he was to remain where he was, until I brought back somebody who could sprechen Deutsch. There was no hope of a passer-by who could speak English—there were no passers-by; the whole population of Munster was in the cathedral. It had been going there all the morning, headed by Edward and his conductor, to hear several Masses by Palestrina, and they had started off again in the afternoon to listen to Orlando di Lasso. Edward had pressed me to accompany them, saying that the opportunity might not occur again to hear a work by that great Fleming; but one concert a day of contrapuntal music was enough for me, and I had pleaded my duty regarding a possible reconstruction of the third act, which I was anxious to submit to him in the evening.
He is in the cathedral, listening, I said, and tired by now of Orlando di Lasso; he will be glad of an excuse to get away.
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