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2023.06.03 00:43 adoway Advice needed

I’m a third year apprentice in Canada who just started a new job in a new city, there is this one very toxic employee most of the other guys don’t like, including the journeyman. We will call this toxic person Rob.
Rob has been an apprentice with this company for 4 years now, however, he hasn’t been able to pass third year of schooling after two attempts and the old boss gave him a raise anyways to fourth year wage.
Now Rob hasn’t worked a full week in months, always AT LEAST one day calling in sick (hungover) per week. And I’ve heard him verbally boast about all the beers, blow, and bitches he dabbles in.
This guy threw me under the bus in my first week with the new company for asking too many questions when I was just trying to learn the company specific specs.
Now that I’ve been here a few months, I can see this guy isn’t all that good at all and word got out he’s making more than me toboot.
Is there anything I can do to fuck him over with his lack of being able to pass school? Something like anonymously reporting to someone?
For context: no one in the company likes this guy, but his older brother is one of the main site’s foreman so the boss of the company doesn’t want to fire the brother and lose his foreman.
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2023.06.03 00:42 Melty-Snowman 35M where's my introverted peeps at

Where's my fellow introverts at?
Could use some long term daily chats to help make the days go faster and less boring/lonely. I've always had a hard time making friends all my life. Having awkward social skills and lack of a brain filter will do that top of other issues. Sometimes I'm not super chatty and my answers can be short or concise and that off puts some people because they think I don't care or am uninterested which isn't true. I'm tired of being ghosted. Shit sucks everytime.
A little about me, I work in shitty retail. Can barely afford to breath most days. Working retail has made me pretty pessimistic and negative to the world when you get treated like shit daily. I like watching tv whether streaming, wrestling or basketball. I play video games occasionally, have a Nintendo switch and would love some new friends there, enjoy going on walks weather permitting and enjoy going to thrift stores.
If you've read this long please message me. I do have discord because reddit chat sucks. Looking forward to hearing from you?
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2023.06.03 00:42 Tuuubbs I-55 bridge in Memphis will be closed on Arrival week! Plan accordingly.

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2023.06.03 00:42 Melty-Snowman 35m trying to make some lasting friends

Where's my fellow introverts at?
Could use some long term daily chats to help make the days go faster and less boring/lonely. I've always had a hard time making friends all my life. Having awkward social skills and lack of a brain filter will do that top of other issues. Sometimes I'm not super chatty and my answers can be short or concise and that off puts some people because they think I don't care or am uninterested which isn't true. I'm tired of being ghosted. Shit sucks everytime.
A little about me, I work in shitty retail. Can barely afford to breath most days. Working retail has made me pretty pessimistic and negative to the world when you get treated like shit daily. I like watching tv whether streaming, wrestling or basketball. I play video games occasionally, have a Nintendo switch and would love some new friends there, enjoy going on walks weather permitting and enjoy going to thrift stores.
If you've read this long please message me. I do have discord because reddit chat sucks. Looking forward to hearing from you?
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2023.06.03 00:41 Melty-Snowman 35M where the introverts who struggle with friends at

Where's my fellow introverts at?
Could use some long term daily chats to help make the days go faster and less boring/lonely. I've always had a hard time making friends all my life. Having awkward social skills and lack of a brain filter will do that top of other issues. Sometimes I'm not super chatty and my answers can be short or concise and that off puts some people because they think I don't care or am uninterested which isn't true. I'm tired of being ghosted. Shit sucks everytime.
A little about me, I work in shitty retail. Can barely afford to breath most days. Working retail has made me pretty pessimistic and negative to the world when you get treated like shit daily. I like watching tv whether streaming, wrestling or basketball. I play video games occasionally, have a Nintendo switch and would love some new friends there, enjoy going on walks weather permitting and enjoy going to thrift stores.
If you've read this long please message me. I do have discord because reddit chat sucks. Looking forward to hearing from you?
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2023.06.03 00:40 Melty-Snowman 35m who else sucks at making lasting friendship

Where's my fellow introverts at?
Could use some long term daily chats to help make the days go faster and less boring/lonely. I've always had a hard time making friends all my life. Having awkward social skills and lack of a brain filter will do that top of other issues. Sometimes I'm not super chatty and my answers can be short or concise and that off puts some people because they think I don't care or am uninterested which isn't true. I'm tired of being ghosted. Shit sucks everytime.
A little about me, I work in shitty retail. Can barely afford to breath most days. Working retail has made me pretty pessimistic and negative to the world when you get treated like shit daily. I like watching tv whether streaming, wrestling or basketball. I play video games occasionally, have a Nintendo switch and would love some new friends there, enjoy going on walks weather permitting and enjoy going to thrift stores.
If you've read this long please message me. I do have discord because reddit chat sucks. Looking forward to hearing from you?
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2023.06.03 00:40 GravyTea00 Company mass firing people, considering quitting due to the work environment it’s creating

I have been at my current job for almost 3 months and I’m already ready to leave, but I’m unsure weather it’s the right decision.
I started working in a lab about 3 months ago because I wanted to get the experience and they paid pretty well. I quickly noticed a lot of practices, equipment, and storage of chemicals/ drugs were not safe. My coworkers and I agreed that we should voice our concerns to our bosses (small company) which resulted in us being gaslit and then saying everything was completely researched and safe (it’s not). We continued to bring things up and only small things were changed reluctantly. Management had always been horribly unorganized and communication between departments resulted in inaccurate expectations of work to be completed for the day. Furthermore, I was hired as a chemist for the company and my job description clearly stated my responsibilities. Recently, management has been trying to train us in other departments’ jobs such as R&D, Engineering/ Planning, etc. and expect us to fulfill a rotation in these roles without compensation (of which are not in my job description). My coworkers and I recently found out that they have made new job postings online for our current role except there’s a new name and more has been added to the job description. We have not been formally notified of this and I still hold my original job title. I recently went on a trip so I left work for 2 weeks. When I came back, one of my coworkers had been fired due to “performance” issues. We all believe this to be false because they were very good at their job. 2 of my current coworkers have either quit or are in the process of securing alternate jobs. Today, management fired the whole Planning/ Engineering department (2 people lol), which honestly makes no sense because they held the company together. Not to mention I haven’t been completely trained at my job, so once my coworkers leave almost nothing will be getting manufactured. I am obviously considering leaving, is this the smart thing to do? Or am I in the wrong for leaving the company with no chemists?
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2023.06.03 00:39 normancrane Absolute Monarchy

The boy ran circles in the meadow, dashing headlong through kaleidoscopes of butterflies, scattering them, careless, laughing, their soft delicate bodies floating; he screamed—
Several doctors stared at the body,
its shredded skin,
its raw face.
This was violence, one of them thought, as the child's parents sobbed in the hallway and the hospital director made a telephone call. "Good evening, Dr. Schmidt?"
Jürgen Schmidt was still jet-lagged when he began addressing the audience of scientists and military men. There was little time to spare. "Danaus plexippus, the monarch butterfly," he said, "has evolved."
"Briefed by an entomologist," a four-star general bemoaned.
A lepidopterist, thought Schmidt, as he pressed a key on his laptop, bringing a projector to life—It illuminated the room.—and continuing, "But not evolved as we know evolution. Evolution as a sudden and seemingly targetted change. Watch this."
On screen, a freeze frame:
A Mexican soldier surrounded by monarch butterflies.
Zooming in on one:
Orange wings laced with black, supporting a black, deceptively humanoid body: thorax, abdomen, legs glistening like hideous scimitars—
The soldier trying to swat the butterflies away. Trying. They swarm him. He is obscured by: landing on him, slicing him; finally they scatter, and on the ground, naked and half-consumed, lies the soldier's crumpled body, red and bones.
"Dear God…"
Within weeks, the monarchs had taken control of a swathe of central America, from Nicaragua to Panama, and attacks had been reported as far north as Ottawa.
It was as if they had suddenly leveled up, and human defense systems could not cope. It became a familiar symbol of futility: footage of soldiers firing wildly at an onrushing orange sky of beating wings and scimitar legs; the bullets passing as if through nothing; the orange unceased.
They hacked our nets.
They were impervious to fire and pesticide.
In the territory they controlled, they declared a Kingdom centered on the city of Managua, which they had thoroughly dehumanised. Flaesh they called it. Elsewhere, those who could not flee were enslaved and made to swear allegiance to a new leader, the Great Monarch, Thoraxion Nex.
Thoraxion Nex: unseen, feared—
"They've opened a diplomatic channel," Jürgen Schmidt said. "They desire a meeting between humanity and Flaesh."
It was organised.
A delegation of scientists, diplomats and politicians was flown to Managua, where they walked streets now littered with decaying human corpses toward a gargantuan chrysalis, suspended seemingly from the sky itself.
Thoraxion Nex, thought Schmidt, has not yet metamorphosed, but what breed of hideous beast could possibly emerge from this hanging horror-chamber?
It was under such dread that the agreement was signed.
To the monarchs: all the Americas, Australia and Asia as far west as the Altai Mountains.
To humanity: to migrate and squeeze into what remained.
Yet how does one evacuate entire continents? thought Schmidt, even as he scrawled his name.
Above, the chrysalis trembled.
This much was clear:
For ages, homo sapiens had alone dominated the Earth. The time for a bipolar world had come.
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2023.06.03 00:36 Amdy_vill advice for a young poly

I'm I'm 22 genderfluid bi ace and I'm pretty new to this. I wanted to be poly for a long time but never really got outside enough to do that. Eventually I met up with a person in a polycule but that relationship didn't work out. Now I'm dating someone else f 22 and it's going OK but I have fears and worries and I've never really been in this position before.
So I told her straight up I'm poly. It was on my dating profile when we matched and we've been going pretty steady for a little under 5 months. I've brought it up a few times because early on they voiced concerns about me "being stolen away" by others or ditching her something I don't want to do. I really like her she's sweet and nice we enjoy cooking together and just general this relationship feel nice. All my other relationship I've fucked up and you know this is good and I don't want to fuck that up.
So we talk again recently and it was a similar conversation. And I'm don't know what to do to reassure them. And this relationship as much as it's wonderful is leaving feeling pent up. I'm aceflux sex doesn't matter for me but I'm very kinky and I'm a sub. And in this relationship I'm the dom. And I can do it I find some fun in it. But it's all I do. We've tried the other way around and it didn't work. Made them uncomfortable and didn't help me ou.
So that just kind of what's going on in our relationship and i don't want to lose them, but I don't know how I can help her feel comfortable and safe. I love spending time with her she's wonderful. But we've had 3 or 4 conversations about the poly thing. Both of us starting them. And all of them have ended with them crying and me comforting them. We don't plan on opening up and looking for a several months. Our conversation have mostly been me reassuring her we'll move at her pace and I love and care about her and don't want to push her away. I need advice. I'm new to this and my previous relationship failed because of me weather my toxic personality before therapy or my general repression.
Thank you for your time. Sorry if this was rambly. Any advice is helpful.
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2023.06.03 00:35 qaid44 45th the great

Amazing how quickly your life can change oftentimes because of circumstances beyond your control. I remember how all this started I was there that day when those fateful words were spoken wadia have to lose guadaluz it was the 1st time I. Went to a political rally. I didn't support any candidate yet. I knew of this guy and decided I'd hear what heard him speak the more. I liked what I heard he didn't speak like other politicians. He spoke plainly like a guy. I'd meet in the sports bar in many instances. It was like he was reading my mind. I thought some of these things but feared to say them out too comfortable. Talking about him to friends and family. They were starting to storm out of the room as soon as I entered. I didn't understand their hatred of my candidate. I certainly didn't get why they were calling him racist. I knew of him before he ran for office and everybody thought he was cool. He was the symbol of success to everyone from businessmen to rappers. Of course no knowing this I gave no thought to telling my fiance I was going to vote for him she got up from the couch we were sitting. On and stormed to the back of her house I stood up and was about to follow her to the back she stopped turned and looked at me with eyes. That cut me to the bone she went into her bedroom and quickly came backup the hallway towards me seemed to be in slow motion. She never looked up at me. I could always tell her mood by her eyes when she finally reached me she pushed past me and went straight to the front door she opened the door and said get out my house James. I was shocked because we had a dinner evening planned. So I said Tiffany what are you talking about? Aren't we going to dinner? She just screamed get out of my house James with that she let me see her eyes they were full of tears. She was so angry. I could see red on her cheeks and neck which was quite a feat considering her ebony dark complexion her anger was infectious because it made me. Angry so I stormed to the front door and just as I got 1' out. She stopped me she gypsy grabbed my right hand and opened it. She kissed the Palm of my hand then placed the locket. I gave her in my hand she closed my hand over the locket and turned away from me. It was a heart shaped locket that once belonged to my mother. My mother gave it to me from her hospital bed. She told me to give it to the woman I love because my father gave it to her. My mother died shortly after giving me the locket on my nightstand for years before I met some one worthy of it. I loved Tiffany after our 1st date but I dated her for a full year before I gave her the locket. Any of the gift her giving it back in this way told me 2 things she never wanted to see me again and she still loved me that made the. Break up more painful than I couldthere was a company in Alaska that was courting me for my engineering skills. I kept putting them off because I didn't want to leave Tiffany or Chicago. But now I hated the idea of running into Tiffany again or never being able to go to my favorite places because they all reminded me of her. So I called the company and told them I could start as soon as they wanted me. They requested. I catch a flight the next morning so I packed a few things and tried to get some sleep. I turned on the only news channel that was fair to my candidate but hearing even them say he might not win against his more experienced opponent made it impossible for me to sleep I felt like I had to do something right? Then so I got the absentee ballot that I received in the mail because I wasn't sure if I'd be in town on election night. I filled it out voted for my candidate. Put it in the envelope and then I fell asleep. I awoke early the next morning grabbed my luggage and made sure not to forget my important envelope. I requested a ride shared driver on my phone and thankfully one picked up quickly. I asked him to stop by the Post Office on the way to the airport. I didn't want to risk putting my letter in a Box that might not get picked up. It was early October and I wanted to be sure my ballot got in on time. It was early October and I wanted to be sure. My ballot got in on time with that done. I gave it no more thought for the sake of my sanity. I even managed to keep quiet about my candidate sometimes having to bite my bottom lip. When people? Elated about? The liberal running. Against my? Candidate how anyone could think that liberal's promises would be kept baffled me. But I didn't have time to be angry about politics. My job kept me busy once in Anchorage they wouldn't let me leave. They made me an offer. I couldn't possibly refuse they even paid a company to pack up my apartment and put everything in storage for me. I was happy making like minded friends. Alaska was a refreshing conservative change from liberal Chicago election. Night came quickly and I rushed home at 4 PM to turn on the coverage. I bought a 5th of brandy and a bag of ice. I wouldn't let myself pour a glass until the 1st States were called. By 5 PM the projection started coming in and it was closer than it should have been today. I wish my greatest trouble was not being sure if my candidate would win but I'll get to that soon by 8 PM it was still too close to call. My bottle was close to empty and I couldn't see clearly so I went to sleep the next morning. I woke up not caring about anything but my pounding headache. My breakfast that morning was Gatorade and chicken noodle soup. A cool rag over my eyes felt like heaven. I finally got close to my normal self and reached for the remote the television shut off during the night. I knew every channel would be blasting the winner and I was afraid to find out. I hit the power button and sure enough my guy one in my naive Tay. I thought the election craft would be over and people would start to be civil again. Fortunately. It was made clear any talk of the election at work would result in immediate termination. So other than salutations no one said anything to each other for fear of triggering a political discussion. Even me saying I couldn't wait for the inauguration triggered some dirty looks and a trip to HR that day finally came and left and the. Only thing that stood out was the new president's last statement of his speech he said I have made the deal of the century you will find out about it. Soon he was definitely a showman I couldn't wait to find out what it was he done. Life went as normal and people started to chill out then our president made the announcement of naval and military training exercises. The US in South Korea would have the biggest training exercise in their history as soon as the bulk of our navy and Pacific military assets were in South Korea. China attacked and captured Hawaii Japan lost half their navy trying to protect it for us before the news could finish reporting on that we heard explosions in the. Distance shortly after that our cell phones stopped working we all looked out our windows and saw smoke rising from the port we saw people in traffic rushing away from. The port and 1st responders heading toward the port in the confusion. There were crash alarms going off and we couldn't call anyone. Then the Wi-Fi and Internet stopped working. We rushed to the televisions poping the news would tell us something the screen flashed breaking news. They showed an empty podium the words at the bottom of the screen saying president to speak soon we finally see him walking to the podium with a handful of papers as he stands at the podium he fumbles through the papers before speaking he smiles at the cameras and says it's a great day for America. Ladies and gentlemen I have done what no one else could have done. I stand here today to let you know. The US is no longer in debt. That's right the 19 trillion dollars of debt is gone all it cost us was Hawaii and Alaska that is all good people I will not be answering. Question after his speech we lost the cable signal and of course control some people were crying others were screaming at the TVI just sat at my. Desk in disbelief he talked. About? Hawaii and Alaska as though. We? Were. Used cars and what did that mean was Alaska a part of China now? The thing that broke my dumbfounded trance was the window breaking and someone jumping out people began running into the buildings. They told us it wasn't the Chinese attacking the port. It was Russia. They landed troops and tanks on the ground and were headed inland the police and National Guard were trying to stop them. But they didn't have the weapons to stop tanks. The Russians had control of the capital in hours and we're pushing few Russian soldiers came into the building killing indiscriminately just before they entered my. Office I heard a Russian scream ostentatious YA. The firing stopped and the laughter started. They cheered as they walked into my office. I reached into my desk and grabbed the only thing. I valued at that moment the heart shaped locket that 2 women. I loved had given me as they said goodbye I put it in my pocket hoping. They hadn't seen an officer walked into my office with a big smile on his face. I assumed he was an officer because the men jumped to their feet at the side of him. He said something in Russian and they left the room. He then turned his reptilian like smile towards me he said. With a very heavy Russian accent hello James how are you my friend then? He laughed as he poured himself a glass of my brandy he smiled and said take it easy my American friend your name is on door I. Couldn't help but mess with you. Do you know what is happening here today James? I didn't answer him. I just look at him then the door multiple times. He poured himself another glass then spoke while looking down into the glass mother. Russia has taken part of America's debt in exchange for Alaska more specifically the oil reserves. You wouldn't drill for to protect the Winter moss or whatever you should thank your president. I should say your former president he has made you a Russian subject. I was forced to use my skill to find them oil in the wilderness the last. The heart shaped locket. I have to find ways to hide it every day. It's been a year since that day. I hope this ends soon.
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2023.06.03 00:35 PhilsBot Game Thread: Phillies @ Nationals - Fri, Jun 02 @ 07:05 PM EDT

Phillies @ Nationals - Fri, Jun 02

Game Status: Warmup - First Pitch is scheduled for 07:05 PM EDT

Links & Info

NLE Rank Team W L GB (E#) WC Rank WC GB (E#)
1 Atlanta Braves 33 23 - (-) - - (-)
2 New York Mets 30 27 3.5 (103) 3 +1.0 (-)
3 Miami Marlins 29 28 4.5 (102) 5 - (-)
4 Philadelphia Phillies 25 31 8.0 (99) 9 3.5 (102)
5 Washington Nationals 24 32 9.0 (98) 12 4.5 (101)
Probable Pitcher (Season Stats) Report
Phillies Zack Wheeler (4-4, 3.60 ERA, 65.0 IP) No report posted.
Nationals Josiah Gray (4-5, 2.77 ERA, 61.2 IP) No report posted.
Phillies Lineup vs. Gray, Js AVG OPS AB HR RBI K
1 Schwarber - LF .400 1.600 10 2 2 3
2 Stott - 2B .000 .000 7 0 0 0
3 Harper - DH .400 1.500 5 1 2 1
4 Castellanos, N - RF .250 .875 8 1 2 3
5 Turner - SS .600 2.000 5 1 2 1
6 Realmuto - C .333 1.289 9 1 2 4
7 Marsh - CF .250 1.250 4 1 2 1
8 Clemens - 1B - - - - - -
9 Ellis - 3B - - - - - -
10 Wheeler - P .000 .000 2 0 0 2
Nationals Lineup vs. Wheeler AVG OPS AB HR RBI K
1 Thomas, L - RF .143 .286 7 0 1 1
2 García, L - 2B .100 .200 20 0 1 3
3 Candelario - 3B - - - - - -
4 Meneses - DH .000 .000 2 0 0 1
5 Dickerson - LF .214 .464 14 0 1 4
6 Smith, Do - 1B .381 .864 21 0 2 6
7 Ruiz, K - C .000 .000 6 0 0 2
8 Abrams - SS .000 .000 2 0 0 1
9 Call - CF - - - - - -
10 Gray, Js - P .000 .000 0 0 0 0

Division Scoreboard

OAK 0 @ MIA 0 - Top 1, 2 Outs
TOR @ NYM 07:10 PM EDT
ATL @ AZ 09:40 PM EDT
Last Updated: 06/02/2023 06:43:10 PM EDT
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2023.06.03 00:33 autotldr Russia is spending surprisingly little on its war on Ukraine

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 44%. (I'm a bot)
Russia's spending remains opaque, but its war budget is about 3% of GDP. By comparison, the Soviet Union spent 61% of GDP in World War II. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has come at a steep geopolitical price and tens of thousands of people have died, but a new analysis by the Economist suggests the country is actually spending a small amount on the war effort.
The direct fiscal cost of the war - spending on soldiers and machines - is estimated to be about 3% of Russia's GDP, or roughly $67 billion a year, according to the report.
The Soviet Union during World War II, for example, spent about 61% of GDP, and the US at the same time put about 50% of its GDP toward the conflict.
3% is substantially higher than the 0.4% of GDP the Soviet Union spent on its war on Afghanistan.
One reason for the relatively low spending on Ukraine is political, as the government has repeatedly called the war a "Special military operation," which could preclude using an exorbitant percentage of the GDP. There are also economic reasons.
Printing additional cash to fund the war would push inflation higher and weigh on Russia's citizens.
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2023.06.03 00:32 zeekoes [WP] Humanity... Should have lost. The hordes were too great- our numbers to small. However, we broke time itself to unite a team. A team of the most skilled, unhinged, most dangerous individuals... We called them: Seraphs.

The following document outlines our proposal for the composition of Project: SERAPH. These individuals have been selected for a variety of characteristics and laurels that were deemed integral to the success of the project and ensure the continued existence of our species.
Subject one – Charlemagne – Codename: THE UNIFIER
This subject has been selected for his unique ability to unite people of different cultural backgrounds. He also possesses a keen sense for strategy and facilitates the development of knowledge and processing of information. He can both present himself as a diplomat or a tyrant based on what the presented situation warrants. A man of courage and conviction, he will be one of the pillars of the Seraphs.
Subject two – William the Conqueror – Codename: THE STRATEGIST
This subject has been selected for his skill in strategy and timing as well as bring an unrelenting ambition to the table. Our expectations are that – besides his battlefield manipulation – his strong personality will quell any internal friction. He is able to adapt to new technology when presented, which will be our key to victory over our enemy.
Subject three – Genghis Khan – Codename: THE SUBJUGATOR
A brutal warlord that will enable the Seraphs to not only possess the means necessary to turn the tide in the war on paper, but execute it in battle. His brutality can be used to intimidate opposing forces. However, he also possesses the ability to implement a top down structure within the team, to facilitate all areas to work together and at full capacity.
Subject four – Socrates – Codename: THE PHILOSOPHER
A man of philosophy and debate. While not useful in actual warfare, he will provide the Seraphs with insight and the ability to test theories, before resources are spend on executing them. Not scared to voice his opinion, nor to test those of others, his ability to scout weaknesses in information structures and battlefield analysis can prove integral to our success.
Subject five – Joan of Arc – Codename: HOLY SWORD
With an innate ability to inspire and drive forward our forces she is indispensable. She will fuel our efforts through rhetoric and zeal, making sure our enemies will never underestimate us. Her word can bind even the most desperate of men to courage and push us over the edge in battles we might on paper have already lost.
Subject six – Ada Lovelace – Codename: THE COMPUTER
With Ada’s understanding of mathematics and computing, we expect her to be the driving force behind our rapid advancements in technology. Be it surveillance, weaponry or communications, Miss Lovelace will be the STEM of our blooming resistance. She will be pivotal in intercepting and decoding enemy communications, as well as encrypting our own.
Subject seven – Amelia Earhart – Codename: AERONAUT
Amelia Earhart will take command over our airborne fleet. Her understanding of current, flight patterns, weather conditions and navigation will ensure that our fleets will always hit true to their target. She will be able to manage our ships to utmost efficiency and plot the best course of attack at the right time. She is also a master in concealment and cover tactics and can proof useful in making key members of out Seraph team disappear from the surveillance of our enemies.
Subject eight – Malcolm X – Codename: THE MINISTER
This position was one of internal strife. There is a lot to be said for filling this position with the individual known as Martin Luther King. However, after much debate, the choice has landed on Malcolm, for his ability to not only assertively focus on the goal and galvanize the people around him to do the same. Unlike Mr. King, he also is more familiar with battle tactics and the dirty side of achieving liberty. His expert knowledge of towing the line between diplomacy and violence, make our Seraphs more flexible and able to adjust quickly when presented with adversity.
Subject nine – Jesus Christ – Codename: MESSIAH
Known as the son of God, this man is there to provide our team with a moral compass and the believe in a goal beyond. Providing the injured with immediate care and providing the doubtful with guidance, he cannot be underestimated as a member of our team. While his personal philosophy of anti-violence might seem to contradict with the core task of the unit, he has been known to understand the need of measures beyond diplomacy if the goal is righteous.
Subject ten – Vlad III Dracula – Codename: VAMPIRE
This asset should be handled with care and be observed at all times. His preference for obscene violence to demoralize the enemy is a useful tactic, but also a double edged sword. His defiant nature may present a danger to the unity of the Seraphs, if left unchecked. We believe that his tactical prowess and unrelenting blood lust provides an edge to our forces that we need to defeat the enemy. Sometimes you have to get your hands dirty to win. Yet, we would do well not to lose ourselves in the process. Subject is also rumored to be immortal, but there is no scientific data to back this up.
If the council would recognize and approve the SERAPH task force, we would be able to start the immediate process of retrieving these individuals from their native locations on the timeline. Our proprietary time extraction technology is efficient and trustworthy and will assemble this team without destroying the continuity of our history.
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2023.06.03 00:32 ThomasGregorich Two US mothers sue hospitals over drug tests after eating poppy seed bagels New Jersey

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2023.06.03 00:30 choppedfiggs What is this maggot going to turn into?

What is this maggot going to turn into?
From a quick Google search its a rail tail maggot I guess but what is it going to turn into is my question
I set up a mosquito dunk and it's doing wonders on mosquitoes. But these things are not only thriving, but eating the puck.
Under a bright light, they are slightly green. About an inch long.
If it helps I am in New Jersey USA
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2023.06.03 00:28 Fewreservesalt grim charachter descreption

Story: Was Bullied heavily For being trans at his school, By both Students And Teachers. Got Sniped by a psychopath, And got iseakied Into RWBY, Where he dated Ruby And Lived long enough to be 18. However, He was killed by Salem and Came back here, Where he "killed" #DAVESWEEP (Who was very week at the time), And Started a food Business With his brother hero (which has since been shut down), Went in total Drama which was mainly him developing a …. Weird enemies - friendship with hell Wich Woudl develop further along, Being friends with Vegeta Fan And Duke, And Being a Fucking Dick to pursuit, Which Dang manipulated him to doing.
He became ghost face to protect his family, but it later became Habit. He reunited With few which was good, And During the election of brighton, Won and kicked hell out and was the voice I used to Retcon the rule of upscaling (which does not mean he's boundless, As it's explained in lore how it works). He then saw few dead, And assumed it was because of memory (It wasn't), And Attacked memory and almost killed her out of blind rage. After this, He was kicked Out of leadership and in came back few. He Then turned on dang because he was being a dick and calling him a puppet, And blew up his house.
However, He died by getting his legs sliced off but then became revived because of a one-Up! However, This reset his memories, And he was able to become friends with memory. Unfortunately, This meant he trusted dang again. After memory going through some traumatic events, Grim And Her Play at the park! But dang interrupts It with Manipulating grim using "You won't be a real man If you don't train withme" And Referring To him in Female terms. Few promptly Sealed Him Into a different Universe. Few hires hell to Give grim surgery so he can Transition his body into being a male, And it's successful! After that, The Sweep Team come through a portal out of the thingmybob And separate grim and few then imprison few. Grim finds Shuchi Saihara in a forest and becomes friends with him, Shuchi Joining His Journey. However, Tragedy struck as Brighton git Destroyed and Grims Therapist And Best friend, Extra was killed. This made grim depressed and gave him Survivors Guilt. Grim Than Pepped on Bread Na dFem Pain being spicy to unlock memories Of him and Ruby, Where hell acts violent and grim asks hell to kill him, Which hell obliges. Grim tries to rush it but he'll goes "I want it to be painful" But it doesn't work. Grim has a smile on his face when he's dead, But he then gets revived by No Pain. He finally gets to see his dad again, Before there both imprisoned m few Being a dumbass, Kills himself Because uhh….. Depression (IRL few Being Braindead), Which gives grim even more PTSD.
Grim gets illusions of Ruby, Extra, And Few telling him that it was his fault, Before dang manipualited him into joining. When memory tries to save grim he yells about how his parents aren't Abusive But how everyone loves too look at him as The kid who's parents are abusive. After this, He eats a potato, Which makes him go through an agonizing process and covers him with black Goop, Which Eventually Replaces His Organs, Which he discovers after slicing Himself in half. He wonders if dang has something to do with it, And asks Memory to use her magic (when she had it) to let him go into Dangs mind and read it, And he saw that it was all Dangs fault and had a breakdown, Then apologized to memory for being a bad friend. For context About These next 2 Lore sentances, Grims Black Substance Makes him slowly have more and more hatred. Back to the explanation, He Sees that memes frocing women to date her which he stops by shooting Memory in the shoulder and forehead, Manipulating Everyone into thinking it was dang and yeah. Later on, He's able to adopt hope! He puts hope in a protective suit while he murders every single Romanian, Replaces there language, And gets rid of there History. When he takes over Romania, He calls it "New Brighton". The "how bad can I be" Thing of him showcase's really…. How Much of a bad person he is. Murdering people, making fun of and ignoring people, Manipualiting people, Breaking Environmental Laws and other Morally corrupt stuff, But it works and makes Brighton Bigger! He has assembled a team to take down dang…. But Really Hasn't Dang already beaten grim? I mean, Grim has become exactly what dang wanted: A bad person. Grims still redeemable, But he's overall a bad person I'd say, Or at the very least a morally grey one.
Abilities: Abilities: Can shoot lightning out of his fingertips, When pissed off it shoots from his entire body but harms him. Can transform into any bird, Even fictional ones. Can stop time, Usually only does this once per battle. Short term super speed, Can't do it too much or it hurts his nerves. Can control the weather and Can stretch Out his arms. Has extreme Regeneration, And even extremer Pyrokensises, Hit enough to BURN ENERGY.
Arsenal: Many Types of knives and guns, He also has a sythe, And bombs strong enough to blow up a building
Resistance: Existince Erasure.
Strength: Multi Solar System
Durability: UNIVERSEAL
Speed: MFTL+ (Higher With short term Super Speed)
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2023.06.03 00:26 FormalSmoke Get A First Look At Trae Young’s adidas Trae Young 3

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2023.06.03 00:26 ImpressiveTree5817 27F Looking for an online friend after work New Jersey area

Good evening online folks..
I am night owl from New Jersey and shy type so I don't have many friends irl aside from work colleague and internet lol so I'm here looking for decent and not rude strangers who I can chat with anything under the sun.
I'm a normal lady, my usual routine is work, food, movies, series, I like Kdramas, anime, action, heist, war and more.. I like camping to when I have a chance, travelling sometimes with friends and fam.
Msg me if you are in US and if interested im up til 2 est.
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2023.06.03 00:26 Internal_Prune_5108 contracting 101

Residential Contracting 101
With over 20 years of building experience, I would like to share with you my insights in navigating becoming a successful contractor. With many different avenues of the building world its key to understand what problems will arise on any given day. A man once told a saying that stuck-the 6 p’s in life- Piss Poor Preparation leads to Piss Poor Performance. Preparation builds everything in construction, without preparation the jobsite will not run correctly. The best advice I was ever given was to learn a little about every trade giving you the ability to understand trade lingo and secrets. An example would be painters use the terminology flash; this means when the sub structure bleads through the paint. Subcontractors will give the best pricing if they respect your knowledge of the industry. If the subcontractor feels they will have to hold your hand through the job they will charge an extra fee…i.e. I call it the aggravation fee. In this blog I will explain the key elements in finding success in all aspects of the industry. Contracting is a physically and emotionally demanding job which requires planning and foresight to complete projects on time within budget. Picking your customer is just as important as picking your employees or subcontractors. I have worked for some of the most demanding customers leading me to question at the end if the job was even worth it. Sleepless nights, constant changes, lack of payment, lawsuit threats, adding work that was in the contract are just a few things you could face with a tough customer. With so many moving parts at all times it is critical to be able to adapt to changes within a short time frame. Materials will come in damaged, subcontractors will be late, employees will get sick, but the deadline you set does not change. The stress can be overwhelming at times keeping your mind in a good place is key to navigating all that is thrown at you. Choosing your client picking the right jobs-Keep these questions in mind The first question to be asked is what the time frame is to start the job to see if it fits within the timeframe for your business. If the time frame doesn’t work then move on from the project or let them know when you would be available to start. If the client really wants to use, they will wait until you are available. Taking on too much work will only lead to problems. Construction is a serviced based business, staying on top of the project and client will eliminate an unhappy customer and construction issues that will be over seen. With online presence if details are missed and customer service lacks it will only be a matter of time the phone will not ring. The second question to be asked to the client is do they have a budget in mind for the project. If they answer yes this is good, follow through with what the budget is. If the budget seems low let them know, this will eliminate a tire kicker, educate them on what the price range could be. If the budget seems reasonable then continue the discussion to the next question. If they answer no let them know that you can give them an estimate to see if the project is feasible with their finical capabilities. Taking on a job that is not correctly budgeted will lead to an unsatisfied customer due to non-transparency of the construction cost. The third question to be asked is anyone else bidding on the job, if the answer is yes, understand you might just be number check for the contractor doing the job. Dig a little deeper and find out how many numbers they are getting and why. If your business model is to be competitive be completely transparent with customer, this will gain trust with them. Let them know you get what you pay for and if you they choose the lowest bid it could lead into lack of quality of work.
The fourth question I will ask is there any specific subcontractors they wanted to use. If the answer is yes then I would explain to them you only use the subcontractors you have a working relationship with. Otherwise, this could backfire as the subcontractor might not show, do subpar work, talk behind your back to the homeowner. In my experience I would stay away from using any homeowner to alleviate problems down the road. A quick conversation now can save headaches down the road. The fifth question I will ask are planning on getting the job permitted, this needs to be known it takes more time for the permitting process. Plans will have to drawn submitted and approved to the city before work can commence. The sixth question I will ask if a residential remodel is are you going to be living through the remodel if yes understand this will take more time to navigate the project due to answering questions and cleaning the house on a daily occurrence. I would recommend seeing if the customer would be willing to move into an Airbnb or friends for at least the demo portion of the project. If they do plan on living through the remodel add a couple hours a day to accommodate the extra time that will be required. The seventh question I would ask in a residential remodel is how old the house is to see if there is asbestos that would need to removed by a proper company. A home built before 1979 will most likely have some asbestos in the house, use a licensed company with proper insurance to dispose of the materials. If everything looks good to this point find out a little more about the client personality. If the client seems reasonable, I would bid the job. Unreasonable people can cause you more stress than its worth. These are some red flags I would look out for. Some jobs are not worth the money. Very demanding in the way you are going to perform your job- I.e., tell you how you are going to do your job- You’re the professional not them! Give you a hard time about your price- haggle with price you estimated- The price is the price! If they are a family with little money and you want to help them out is one thing, if they are trying to beat you down is another. Mention they have a lawyer-there is no need for them to bring up that they have a lawyer - Run for the hills as if the job goes south, you will be the one losing out! Tell you what the payment terms are. It’s your business you get paid how it works for your company. If you want to get paid every Friday, put it into your contract-If the clients do not agree move on it will save you frustrations If they talk bad about the last contractor, chances are they will talk bad about you. There is a reason why the contractor does not work for them anymore, unless he did subpar work this a red flag Clients are using an interior decorator that will purchasing all of the materials- The materials could be ordered incorrectly by the interior designer your company will not make the mark-up it deserves. Interior decorators usually add time to the job as well as act like your boss. Charging a little extra for the time and stress that it will entail is only fair. Clients want to purchase the materials- You are using your knowledge to buy the correct materials-The mark up on the materials keeps the doors open working for wages only pays the bills The husband and wife do not get along-You will become the mediator between the couple it will lead to taking sides a losing proposition- A drama free work place is always best! Dangling carrot-if you do this job the next one will be better-Only look at what there offering at the present moment, if its not a good fit do not take the job for a job down the road…Its not worth chasing a job that might not happen! The Art of the Sale First things first selling your company is all about presentation. In meeting your clients for the first time show up with a collared golf shirt tucked in, belt, nice jeans, and newer shoes. Have a truck that a clean, no dents scratches, preferably washed the day you are going into your meeting. Have a leather note pad that is clean no dirt or paint visible. Show up 5 minutes early, if you’re running a little late shoot them a text to let them know. Treat the situation as if were going on a first date, best foot forward. As you introduce yourself give them a warm greeting, letting them know you are very interested in the work. Find out a little about them, hobbies, where they lived, etc etc. You are going to be working with them on a daily basis its nice to know what makes them tick. Having a good working relationship from the start is key forming a solid relationship. As the conversation progresses find out who wears the pants in the family…ie who’s the final decision maker. If its fits the wife, chances it is…..then kindly let the husband know happy wife happy life when their in a stall mate on an issue. As your looking at the project throw in some suggestions of what you think would look good from past experiences, this will get their attention that you have knowledge and want what’s best for them. If you see ways to save them money in their project let them know, money is a large point of the sale keep that in mind. Mention that you’re not the least expensive contractor but you’re not the most expensive either. Your customer satisfaction is your number one goal which leads to more time spent on keeping them happy. One happy customer will lead to another, one unsatisfied customer leads to work in the future. Bring up the fact the finishing the job on time is key goal to your business, many contractors run several jobs at once causing the jobs to be finished way behind schedule. You must stand out as having integrity, good morals, and the ability to problem solve to get the job. The clients will be testing you to see if you’re a good fit as well. Keep in mind as you take your notes that you must not forget anything they mention as it will come back before the job is completed…i.e. we mentioned that to you before we started the job! Take pictures of the proposed area for work, that way you can use it to better right your estimate. Let them know you will give them a detailed outline of when the job will be completed letting them see how long each phase will take and correlate it with your payment schedule. Before you leave their house let them know when the estimate will be sent to them. MAKE SURE YOU HIT THAT DEADLINE! Once you sent the email over with estimate make sure you get confirmation that they received it. Wait at least 2 days before checking with them, hopefully they contact you first! If they want negotiate the price, let them know that it is the best price that you can manage, its not worth losing money before you start. I closed 80% of the work I estimated by being very transparent and friendly. If you come off with an attitude charge double what the going rates are you might only land 1 out of 10 jobs as well as getting the reputation of being expensive. Bidding the job Looking up industry standards on pricing is what I would go buy for pricing. If you google the coat of any installation there will be a cost range for everything. Looking at the cost ranging from high to low I would tend to be in the middle. Some items might be low on the internet if this is the case use your best judgment not to lose money. Closing sales is key to success and keep the doors open for business. Being in the middle on pricing is key as most customers shy away from contractors that are extremely low or high on the price range. I tend not bid out hourly as wages do not pay for retirement. Bidding is better as customers no the exact price of the cost of construction. It also keeps the job moving quicker as time and material contractors take longer to complete projects…Thus costing the client more money and valuable time they could spend in their house. Using a Contract Using a detailed estimate tied to a contract covers your butt in 99% of the time. Having a piece of mind that every aspect of the job is covered in the estimate and contract protects both your company and the client. Key terms to include in your estimate/contract are. Have a schedule on excel showing the start dates and dates of each trade this will show the customer you are organized with time lines. If not written in the detailed in the estimate the item is excluded- This ensures if its not written down its not included. TBD- To be Determined- A phrase on a line item that has yet to had final decision of products or service needed. -The pricing will follow the decisions to be finalized Give out what your written warranty will be for parts and labor this changes state to state. If the homeowner provides the product than no warranty will be given on that particular item. In the contract have a start date and end date with the verbiage subject to change due to weather, product delivery, change orders Have a progress payment schedule to ensure the client understands when funding will be expected-Including if not payment is rendered service to the project will stop. Have written terms of how change orders will be charged-cost plus 20% or a set fee Make sure in your contract that arbitration is required versus going to court- This will save lawyer fees and going to court Many contracts can be found online and each state requires different contracts
Finding leads Finding leads is easy with the right network of people. I personally do not find working for friends or family members a good fit. Relationships get strained when money is involved, causing undue stress for both parties. I have listed a couple of ways to build a network or find work using the internet. Get in contact with realtor’s- Realtors have a big client base of homeowners who need work done Contact local Architects to see if they are working with any general contractors Leave some business cards at your local materials suppliers-Doowindow/lumber-many times clients will ask salesman for a referral. Join a business networking group- BNI is one of many Join a internet website lead generation company- Houzz, Angie’s List, Home Advisor, thumbtack, Yelp run an ad on craigslist Use a marketing company to market your website-This could become costly with little results Create a Facebook business page Create a Yelp business page
Building your subcontractor base Having 2 subcontractors for every trade, gives you the flexibility of completing jobs on time if the one the subcontractors is too busy at the time you need their service. Your subcontractors are the face of your business, choose owner run companies that are professional. Check to make sure there license are up to workman’s comp, liability insurance, state license. Choosing subcontractors with lettered vans, logoed t-shirts is s key to looking professional in the clients’ eyes. In the past I have gotten a lot of subcontractors for material supply shops, stopping by jobsites, researching the internet using Yelp, Home Advisor, etc etc. Once you get one good subcontractor ask them if they know any other trades they would recommend. One good subcontractor leads to another in most cases. The key to having a good group of subcontractors is to let them know that you are there to get help them get the job done. They do work for you but without them you are nothing…keep that in mind! Make them aware a clean jobsite is required at the end of everyday to ensure the proper safety for all parties including theirs! Over the years I have referred a lot of companies work when there is only 1 trade needed. Referring work to subcontractors is a good way to get top priority when you have work that needs to be completed ASAP. Timing is everything in times of emergency having a good group of subcontractors will make your business run smoothly. Pay your subcontractors immediately after performing work, this will make them feel appreciated! A happy subcontractor is one that will gladly go the extra mile for you knowing that there not just a number to your business! Buying lunch once a week for the jobsite is always a good token of appreciation!
Supervising In supervising any jobsite its key to monitor everything from materials on hand, weather, vehicle parking (if applicable), jobsite safety, and subcontractors’ workmanship. If you hired a professional there should be little supervision in the work being performed, on rare occasions a new hire might need some mentoring to get the results completed correctly. If you see a problem with there work address it with the worker directly, no need to call his boss…. building repour with the worker letting him know you got his back goes miles down the road! Checking in on the job first in the morning to answer any questions or changes that need to be conveyed and once in the afternoon to make sure all work be completed is done per construction industry standards. A job that is run blindly will have many more issues than one that is watched over. I have seen many jobs with no site supervision, leading to subpar quality work as well as safety hazards. Its better to be like an eagle than cluck like a turkey!
Working with the City/Inspectors On permitted jobs the city and site inspector will be a large part of how smoothly the job runs. Each phase of construction has an inspection allowing for the project to continue. Make sure your subcontractors are aware that the project is inspected before starting the job. The best way to stay on his good side is to provide a clean jobsite and having the job built to the highest standards possible. When having the site inspected be courteous to the inspector asking any questions or concerns you have with the work during the job. Being completely transparent will save you aggravation of problems down the road. The more he trust you the better if you seem sneaky or rude he will make your life a living nightmare! Many inspectors will have an attitude towards you….I suggest keeping quiet and doing what ever he wants….he’s the boss no need to get in a pissing match you will not win at. How to deal with irate customer Stay calm during any argument with an irate customer. Never raise your voice or show that you are bothered by their disgruntled behavior. If the customer is trying to get more from you than agreed upon stand your ground. Worst case scenario is you walk from the job, which in the long run be more of a loss for the client. I have only run into a couple of these clients; they are unreasonable and not worth losing sleep over a few dollars. Its best to terminate the relationship as it would be my best guess that a referral from this customer would not be one you wanted anyway. If you feel it was just a miscommunication on your end, take reasonability and remedy the problem. Taking accountability for your mistake will go a far way in their eyes and on future issues that arise. Prepping the homeowner pre-construction Before starting the job, it very important to give the homeowners a warning of what will happen during the construction process.
  1. All furniture in the proposed working area must be moved- I would recommend having the clients take care of this to limit the risk of damage to their belongings.
  2. There will be dust that will be in the house up to 3 months after construction-I would recommend hiring a construction cleaning company at the end of the job even so after it is cleaned dust will be present months after words.
  3. There will be conflicts between you in the homeowner at some course of the job. - You will do your best to eliminate them as quickly as they arise-i.e. material damages, miscommunication, job delays
  4. All decisions on materials must be made before the start of the job- this will eliminate job stoppage due to materials not being on site.
  5. All materials will be on site before commencement of job-
  6. Payment structures must be made per contract otherwise job will stop until payment rendered
  7. Cars are to be moved out of the driveway- Ensures ease of loading and unloading of materials/tools
  8. Give the specific hours that workers will be present- i.e. 7-3:30
  9. Determine what areas are allowed to be used as staging for tools/materials
  10. If animals are present in the home that they put outside or in a room during the day
  11. All valuables in the house are locked in safe
  12. Ask if using client’s household bathroom is okay or to bring in Porter Potty
  13. Being transparent as possible is key to keeping a great relationship with your client!
During Construction During construction it is key to take detailed photos to eliminate any damages that were not caused by the construction process. I would also make a video to ensure all areas are included. All subcontractors should also take progress pictures to ensure if problems arise in the future, they will not be responsible for any work that they did not perform. Keep an on-going log of progress to the homeowners and share the pictures for there records. This will keep homeowners excited of the progress being made. When the house is gutted to the studs it is important to have construction photos showing where all utilities are run in the walls or sub floor. If there is a problem in the future there will photos showing all utility locations. Protect all flooring with plywood or floor protective. I also like to protect front door and tarp all areas where subcontractors are to be working. Make sure to cover any chandeliers/furniture/doorways with plastic to eliminate dust. Ask the homeowners if they have any concerns that they could think of. We’re all human and possibly a detail was missed! Post Construction Phase If the project went smoothly appreciation should be shown to the customer. Find out if the husband likes a particular type of liquor. Bring the wife a bouquet of flowers. Send a Christmas card to the family letting how much you appreciated the work. You know you have done a good job if they tell you they will refer you to their friends. The best compliment you could receive is a good referral. In Summary Try to find a knitch in the market, I found kitchens to be a great remodel projects. Bathrooms are tough as they are small, expensive with little profit margin with every trade involved. Windows/doors are also another great knitch as they can be installed quickly. There are so many different remodeling items that can be stream lined to make the selling installing process flawless. Once the core group subcontractors are in place the job almost runs itself. Every day is a learning experience with new materials or methods in construction. Keeping up with codes, materials, fluctuating labor and material cost is a job within itself. Anyone can be a contractor with the right mindset.
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2023.06.03 00:22 JoshAsdvgi The Healing Waters

The Healing Waters

The Healing Waters

The Iroquois have a touching story of how a brave of their race once saved his wife and his people from extinction.

It was winter, the snow lay thickly on the ground, and there was sorrow in the encampment, for with the cold weather a dreadful plague had visited the people.
There was not one but had lost some relative, and in some cases whole families had been swept away.
Among those who had been most sorely bereaved was Nekumonta, a handsome young brave, whose parents, brothers, sisters, and children had died one by one before his eyes, the while he was powerless to help them.
And now his wife, the beautiful Shanewis, was weak and ill.
The dreaded disease had laid its awful finger on her brow, and she knew that she must shortly bid her husband farewell and take her departure for the place of the dead.
Already she saw her dead friends beckoning to her and in viting her to join them, but it
grieved her terribly to think that she must leave her young husband in sorrow and loneliness.
His despair was piteous to behold when she broke the sad news to him, but after the first outburst of grief he bore up bravely, and determined to fight the plague with all his strength.
"I must find the healing herbs which the Great Manitou has planted," said he.
"Wherever they may be, I must find them."
So he made his wife comfortable on her couch, covering her with warm furs, and then, embracing her gently, he set out on his difficult mission.
All day he sought eagerly in the forest for the healing herbs, but everywhere the snow lay deep, and not so much as a blade of grass was visible.
When night came he crept along the frozen ground, thinking that his sense of smell might aid him in his search.
Thus for three days and nights he wandered through the forest, over hills and across rivers, in a vain attempt to discover the means of curing the malady of Shanewis.
When he met a little scurrying rabbit in the path he cried eagerly:
"Tell me, where shall I find the herbs which Manitou has planted?"
But the rabbit hurried away without reply, for he knew that the herbs had not yet risen above the ground, and he was very sorry for the brave.
Nekumonta came by and by to the den of a big bear, and of this animal also he asked the same question.
But the bear could give him no reply, and he was obliged to resume his weary journey.
He consulted all the beasts of the forest in turn, but from none could he get any help.
How could they tell him, indeed, that his search was hopeless?
On the third night he was very weak and ill, for he had tasted no food since he had first set out, and he was numbed with cold and despair.
He stumbled over a withered branch hidden under the snow, and so tired was he that he lay where he fell, and immediately went to sleep.
All the birds and the beasts, all the multitude of creatures that inhabit the forest, came to watch over his slumbers.
They remembered his kindness to them in former days, how he had never slain an animal unless he really needed it for food or clothing, how he had loved and protected the trees and the flowers.
Their hearts were touched by his courageous fight for Shanewis, and they pitied his misfortunes.
All that they could do to aid him they did.
They cried to the Great Manitou to save his wife from the plague which held her, and the Great Spirit heard the manifold whispering and responded to their prayers.
While Nekumonta lay asleep there came to him the messenger of Manitou, and he dreamed.
In his dream he saw his beautiful Shanewis, pale and thin, but as lovely as ever, and as he looked she smiled at him, and sang a strange, sweet song, like the murmuring of
a distant waterfall.
Then the scene changed, and it really was a waterfall he heard.
In musical language it called him by name, saying: "Seek us, O Nekumonta, and when you find us Shanewis shall live.
We are the Healing Waters of the Great Manitou."
Nekumonta awoke with the words of the song still ringing in his ears.
Starting to his feet, he looked in every direction; but there was no water to be seen,
though the murmuring sound of a waterfall was distinctly audible.
He fancied he could even distinguish words in it.
"Release us!" it seemed to say.
"Set us free, and Shanewis shall be saved!"
Nekumonta searched in vain for the waters.
Then it suddenly occurred to him that they must be underground, directly under his feet.
Seizing branches, stones, flints, he dug feverishly into the earth.
So arduous was the task that before it was finished he was completely exhausted.
But at last the hidden spring was disclosed, and the waters were rippling merrily down the vale, carrying life and happiness wherever they went.
The young man bathed his aching limbs in the healing stream, and in a moment he was well
and strong.
Raising his hands, he gave thanks to Manitou.
With eager fingers he made a jar of clay, and baked it in the fire, so that he might carry life to Shanewis.
As he pursued his way homeward with his treasure his despair was changed to rejoicing and he sped like the wind.
When he reached his village his companions ran to greet him.
Their faces were sad and hopeless, for the plague still raged.
However, Nekumonta directed them to the Healing Waters and inspired them with new hope.
Shanewis he found on the verge of the Shadow-land, and scarcely able to murmur a farewell to her husband.
But Nekumonta did not listen to her broken adieux.
He forced some of the Healing Water between her parched lips, and bathed her hands and her brow till she fell into a gentle slumber.
When she awoke the fever had left her, she was serene and smiling, and Nekumonta's heart was filled with a great happiness.
The tribe was for ever rid of the dreaded plague, and the people gave to Nekumonta the title of 'Chief of the Healing Waters,' so that all might know that it was he who had brought them the gift of Manitou.
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2023.06.03 00:22 Numerous_Lab9308 I need ideas for creatively concealing my identity (face) online so I can release music without being put in an unsafe position.

I know people will ask WHY I want to do something so public if I’m not wanting to show my face.. The reasons are due to layers of a truly fucked up storyline. So, here is the background information as to “why” I cannot show my face without being targeted.
I have gone massively viral on quite a few tiktok accounts in the past few years. All of my content is based on my own personal experiences with pretty wild, shocking, traumatic experiences that I’ve personally endured.
Basically, I live a scattered life of infinite tragedy and bad luck. All of my accounts have been banned, even though I’ve received the “This didn’t violate community’s guidelines” response from tiktok, even when my content is constantly appealed and I end up winning the appeal FOR NOT actually going against any community guidelines. Anyways, I’m tired of certain people from my past (including an abusive/criminal parent) constantly reporting my accounts and content until I’m essentially de-platformed and silenced.
I come from a super redneck and tight knit community that backs my ex common law boyfriend. He was physically abusive, sexually abusive, sociopathic, violent, twisted and narcissistic. He was arrested for said abuse until I took every ounce of blame for what he was doing to me (yeah, stupid, I know. The police still didn’t buy his innocence in any way and tried their best to convince me to stop lying for him. I simply wouldn’t listen, and that’s on me, I take that accountability). The whole town backs that man up because his parents and sibling are popular, well respected and adored. His family also harbours some pretty disturbing secrets, they’re not good people and they were willing to help him dispose of me if he truly ended up taking my life. They didn’t like me from the moment I started speaking up about his abusive nature by confiding in them. Because my (now) ex boyfriend is so wildly popular among the town, they’ve gone as far as relaying all details and activity about me to him. They dig for my presence on social media..when they can’t find something that leads them directly to me, they make something up and fuel damaging rumours or events that aren’t true at all. I’ve moved far away from them, I fled my relationship in the blink of an eye a couple years ago and never once looked back. I’ve been homeless, hospitalized too many times to count due to my complex and crippling health issues.. I’ve tried to move on and yet, his family, his friends, his neighbours, just random community members around him; They find me and drag my name through the mud to put me more at risk of not being able to live a stable life. There’s people I was never friends with, people I’ve never even met, who will fabricate an entire accusation against me to convince others that I played a role in their life. I don’t even know what to do anymore because when I begin to assume my life is gaining some peace, I’m pushed 3 steps back by someone who wastes their time on throwing me to a mob of bored and angry people. I’m pretty introverted. There’s never been a group of friends that I ever invested my time with. I’ve been on my own since I was 14 and never attended public school. Now I’m an adult and shit just keeps piling up on my name, as if I’m a villain to the masses.
I’m tired of suffering in silence, I want to be able to simply talk about whatever my heart desires and I don’t have any intention of bringing my ex or anyone who knows him into my content. How am I supposed to lead a life doing the things I’ve always wanted for myself (making music, storytelling) if there is a crowd of people who will do anything to put a target on my back?
Can someone please give me some suggestions here because I truly don’t want to give up on my dream of sharing music because it fuels me to fight the depression/anxiety and wake up everyday. I can’t achieve that dream without easing myself into the world as someone new, as someone unknown. I don’t want to wear a silly 3 ply mask, I don’t want to wear a Halloween mask.. I don’t know.. I need some sort of plan or idea..
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