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2020.10.26 00:13 OzzieSlim LAL Season 2 - Weddings, Parties, Anything

And the train wreck rolls on....
Angela and Tony - There is a lot to unpack here. Can we start with a bachelor party in a strip club on a Sunday night? With the gold toothed Andre and Tommy declaring his love? Veiled threats against Tommy from the two con men and probably unsuccessful criminals? Or my personal favorite, Tommy making a video of Tony’s lap dance and texting it to Angela! That was perfect. I thought he would call but this was so much better. Then there is a wedding on a Monday. Is the mental health facility closed that day? Then we have Bubba the moonshiner wedding planner and his wife. I think that Buddha next to the gazebo is perfect, no? After all, Angela is the yin to Tony’s yang. She completes him. As she hauls his ass out of the strip club. And that look of disgust? Priceless.
Brittany and Marcelino - I know when life gets me down, I hop into the back of a pickup truck and park outside a women’s prison with my ex cellie/bunkie/girlfriend and yell to prisoners on the yard “I heart so and so!!” “Tell her I love her!” I get my best thinking done that way. And then there is Marcelino, who we discover was a suicidal bachelor living in a studio apartment until Brittany. In. Over. His. Head. Don’t you dare complain either about having kids. You could have used condoms and waited to get established. Brittany, get a J.O.B. And her dad was run out of Vegas as a gambling addict? And she got involved with a poker player? What the hell is wrong with these people?
Andrea and Lamar - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is revoking her membership as we speak! Her dayroom masturbatory techniques must make her children so proud. Her LDS cronies are dying right now. I thought she was only sexually active with the holy spirit?
Chane/Chon/Laceup - Even just a casual look at this group makes me want to shower. Nothing says love like a cigarette and an ultimatum. Chon is definitely not in recovery and Laceup needs to have those kids removed from her chaos. Next week is the throw down.
5head/Cabbage Patch Kid/Haggis/Beyoncno - Haggis needs to shut the hell up. What does she think she is even doing in Rochester? She is there as the backup lay. Period. Where are her kids? What does she really know about 5head? My guess is not much. She is a low level hooker with a low level player. CPK should have just ended the convo, told 5head the court date and left. 5head in the face of the hotel staff, screaming and taunting CPK with his hooker girlfriend? The family court will love it. Right along with promising his kids an ice cream date and forgoing that for hotel sex with his “spiritual wife”. I think his custodial rights just went up in a puff of Newport smoke. All they need is a tattoo on their boxes to commemorate the occasion.
Clint and Tracie - Poor Alice has to hang on the line while this drama unfolds. And Blazer has to bear witness. Poor Blazer. Tracie needs to go to rehab but she says No No No. And that abortion? Tracie, that was the smartest thing you ever did. There is no way that bringing a kid to the disgusting mess you two live in right now, is good. I’m proud of your difficult choice. These two need a clean break.
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2020.10.25 21:58 OzzieSlim Rolling Train Wrecks

And the train wreck rolls on....
Angela and Tony - There is a lot to unpack here. Can we start with a bachelor party in a strip club on a Sunday night? With the gold toothed Andre and Tommy declaring his love? Veiled threats against Tommy from the two con men and probably unsuccessful criminals? Or my personal favorite, Tommy making a video of Tony’s lap dance and texting it to Angela! That was perfect. I thought he would call but this was so much better. Then there is a wedding on a Monday. Is the mental health facility closed that day? Then we have Bubba the moonshiner wedding planner and his wife. I think that Buddha next to the gazebo is perfect, no? After all, Angela is the yin to Tony’s yang. She completes him. As she hauls his ass out of the strip club. And that look of disgust? Priceless.
Brittany and Marcelino - I know when life gets me down, I hop into the back of a pickup truck and park outside a women’s prison with my ex cellie/bunkie/girlfriend and yell to prisoners on the yard “I heart so and so!!” “Tell her I love her!” I get my best thinking done that way. And then there is Marcelino, who we discover was a suicidal bachelor living in a studio apartment until Brittany. In. Over. His. Head. Don’t you dare complain either about having kids. You could have used condoms and waited to get established. Brittany, get a J.O.B. And her dad was run out of Vegas as a gambling addict? And she got involved with a poker player? What the hell is wrong with these people?
Andrea and Lamar - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is revoking her membership as we speak! Her dayroom masturbatory techniques must make her children so proud. Her LDS cronies are dying right now. I thought she was only sexually active with the holy spirit?
Chane/Chon/Laceup - Even just a casual look at this group makes me want to shower. Nothing says love like a cigarette and an ultimatum. Chon is definitely not in recovery and Laceup needs to have those kids removed from her chaos. Next week is the throw down.
5head/Cabbage Patch Kid/Haggis/Beyoncno - Haggis needs to shut the hell up. What does she think she is even doing in Rochester? She is there as the backup lay. Period. Where are her kids? What does she really know about 5head? My guess is not much. She is a low level hooker with a low level player. CPK should have just ended the convo, told 5head the court date and left. 5head in the face of the hotel staff, screaming and taunting CPK with his hooker girlfriend? The family court will love it. Right along with promising his kids an ice cream date and forgoing that for hotel sex with his “spiritual wife”. I think his custodial rights just went up in a puff of Newport smoke. All they need is a tattoo on their boxes to commemorate the occasion.
Clint and Tracie - Poor Alice has to hang on the line while this drama unfolds. And Blazer has to bear witness. Poor Blazer. Tracie needs to go to rehab but she says No No No. And that abortion? Tracie, that was the smartest thing you ever did. There is no way that bringing a kid to the disgusting mess you two live in right now, is good. I’m proud of your difficult choice. These two need a clean break.
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2020.10.24 14:09 AlwaysTheNoob It's time! Early voting starts today. Reminder: clothing / accessories with candidate names will bar you from entry.

https://www.monroecounty.gov/elections-earlyvoting

Early Voting Dates & Times for the November 3, General Election:

Early Voting Locations that will be open each date and time listed above:

Re: clothing and accessories - https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2020/10/23/polls-ny-what-you-can-wear-masks-required/3725356001/ (note: somehow MAGA stuff, which is literally the campaign slogan for one candidate, is allowed. I don't understand the state's explanation for that at all, but whatever.)
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2020.10.23 02:46 Ettinsword602 21 [M4F] There's no point in lying. Dating is hard for me. My social skills aren't great because I'm on the Autism Spectrum. But if you could give me a chance, I think I could be a great boyfriend!

Hey, this is me! I'm David, 21 years old from Rochester, New York, and about 6 feet tall. As the post title says, I am autistic but that doesn't stop me from socializing, I love to make people laugh and I actually happen to be good at it (is it my face?). I'm still on the awkward side, however. I don't always feel comfortable with eye contact and I get nervous in overwhelming environments. I've only been on one date, never been kissed. I try my best to understand everybody and show compassion--the people that don't deserve compassion need it the most. I'm not perfect, however, far from it, and I try to work on self-improvement whenever I can.
As for me, I LOVE being creative and I have an overwhelming respect for people in the arts. I'm interested in filmmaking primarily, and I've made a few short films and even won an award! I'm also fond of urban exploration and exploring haunted places, so much that I do little docs/vlogs on them. I own five cats, you can see two of them right here and I'm happy to supply more pictures if needed!
I'm also a Christian, it's something very important to me and I hope you value Christ as well!
I'm looking for a woman who's 18-24, who will go on adventures with me (yes you probably read that in a million bios before) and is willing to take big risks. I'd also love somebody who's passionate about the arts and is open about their feelings. Honesty is the key to any successful relationship.
Thanks for reading my bio! Hope to hear from you soon! :)
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2020.10.22 02:35 Ettinsword602 21M [Relationship] United States - There's no point in lying. Dating is hard for me. My social skills aren't great because I'm on the Autism spectrum. But if you give me a chance, I think I could be a great boyfriend!

Hey, this is me! I'm David, 21 years old from Rochester, New York, and about 6 feet tall. As the post title says, I am autistic but that doesn't stop me from socializing, I love to make people laugh and I actually happen to be good at it (is it my face?). I'm still on the awkward side, however. I don't always feel comfortable with eye contact and I get nervous in overwhelming environments. I've only been on one date, never been kissed. I try my best to understand everybody and show compassion--the people that don't deserve compassion need it the most. I'm not perfect, however, far from it, and I try to work on self-improvement whenever I can.
As for me, I LOVE being creative and I have an overwhelming respect for people in the arts. I'm interested in filmmaking primarily, and I've made a few short films and even won an award! I'm also fond of urban exploration and exploring haunted places, so much that I do little docs/vlogs on them. I own five cats, you can see two of them right here and I'm happy to supply more pictures if needed!
I'm also a Christian, it's something very important to me and I hope you value Christ as well!
I'm looking for a woman who's 18-24, who will go on adventures with me (yes you probably read that in a million bios before) and is willing to take big risks. I'd also love somebody who's passionate about the arts and is open about their feelings. Honesty is the key to any successful relationship.
Thanks for reading my bio! Hope to hear from you soon! :)
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2020.10.22 02:07 Ettinsword602 21 [M4F] United States - There's no point in lying. Dating is hard for me. My social skills aren't great because I'm on the Autism spectrum. But if you give me a chance, I think I could be a great boyfriend!

Hey, this is me! I'm David, 21 years old from Rochester, New York, and about 6 feet tall. As the post title says, I am autistic but that doesn't stop me from socializing, I love to make people laugh and I actually happen to be good at it (is it my face?). I'm still on the awkward side, however. I don't always feel comfortable with eye contact and I get nervous in overwhelming environments. I've only been on one date, never been kissed. I try my best to understand everybody and show compassion--the people that don't deserve compassion need it the most. I'm not perfect, however, far from it, and I try to work on self-improvement whenever I can.
As for me, I LOVE being creative and I have an overwhelming respect for people in the arts. I'm interested in filmmaking primarily, and I've made a few short films and even won an award! I'm also fond of urban exploration and exploring haunted places, so much that I do little docs/vlogs on them. I own five cats, you can see two of them right here and I'm happy to supply more pictures if needed!
I'm also a Christian, it's something very important to me and I hope you value Christ as well!
I'm looking for someone who will go on adventures with me (yes you probably read that in a million bios before) and is willing to take big risks. I'd also love somebody who's passionate about the arts and is open about their feelings. Honesty is the key to any successful relationship.
Thanks for reading my bio! Hope to hear from you soon! :)
!unlock and add your low-effort comments, I dare you.
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2020.10.16 13:13 House_of_Suns /r/QOTSA Official Band of the Week 24: METALLICA

Every once in a while, a band comes along that inevitably grows to become synonymous with their genre. We’ve all seen it happen - names like Nirvana, New Order, Death, and King Crimson all invoke strong images of their respective musical styles. Hell, one of the best examples is right close to home: Josh helped define the entire genre of Stoner Rock during his time with Kyuss.
See, bands of this caliber don't come around often, but when they do, they’re some of the most influential, well connected, and creative people in music history.
Today’s band is certainly one of those elite few - and for them, Thrash Metal is the Lingua Franca. They have a history full of wicked turns, devastating heartbreak, bitter rivals, blistering riffs, and Danish knights. Okay, well, there’s only one Danish knight in this story, but having more than one sounds cooler.
Yep. If you’ve somehow never listened to them, your hearing is probably still pretty good. If you DID listen to them back in the 80s, don't worry, I’ll make sure to yell for the important parts of the write up. Ahem. Oh, sorry, I meant to say “I’LL MAKE SURE TO YELL FOR THE IMPORTANT PARTS OF THE WRITE UP”.
That’s right, you guessed it. Today’s featured artist is none other than METALLICA.
About Them
Ah yes, the 80s. Home of new wave, big hair, and MTV - A decade of strange culture, set in a post-disco world that seemed to have a disturbingly high number of synthesizers.
But the synth wasn't exactly what was on the mind of Danish immigrant Lars Ulrich. No, that would be tennis.
Or at least, it would have been, if he made it on the 7 man elite tennis team of his high school… but it wasn't meant to be. A shame, really - the world may never know the greatness of Ulrich’s tennis career. Instead, he decided to go for his fall back option: Music. He had a kit, and he could drum, but he didn’t know any metalhead guitarists. So, he did the only logical thing he could do in the situation: he put out a classified ad in a local newspaper.
Two people answered the call of metal: guitarist James Hetfield, and mildly less notably guitarist Hugh Tanner. Hetfield and the future Sir Ulrich sparked a serious musical connection, and after deciding to record a song for an upcoming compilation album, Metallica was officially brought into this world. The name was taken by Ulrich from a friend of his, who was trying to start up a metal fanzine. Apparently, his friend had narrowed it down to either “Metal Mania” or “Metallica”. Ulrich instantly swiped the Metallica name, and the rest is history.
Poor Hugh Tanner: consigned to be a musical footnote for all of eternity. I hope that he is now a middle manager at Home Depot with two kids and a dog.
Anyway, the newly christened Metal Mania Metallica went about recording their first song, Hit The Lights, and picked up a few more members while they were at it. The bassist from Hetfield’s band, Ron McGovney, officially joined Metallica after they started playing live. One “David S. Mustaine” responded to another Ulrich Certified™ Classified ad, this time for the position of Lead Guitarist. Mustaine barely even had to audition. Ulrich and Hetfield just let him in when they saw how expensive his equipment looked.
You think I am exaggerating, but I assure you I am not.
Success came early for these boys, and they were soon generating a fair bit of buzz in the underground metal scene. They managed to record a few rough demos in this time, including many songs that would later be re-recorded on their first album. It seemed they were finding their feet, and the future was bright.
Well, OK, that was not true. I mean, not true at all. At this point, they were a young, dinky bar band with some good amps and rampant internal issues.
Yep, Metallica had already run into some significant problems. McGovney contributed jack all to the songwriting process. Mustaine was a massive drunk. Hetfield’s early voice on the demo recordings is super high pitched. This one isn't necessarily a problem, I just think that it’s kind of hilarious. Either way, the band had to get over these speed bumps.
First, McGovney was given the boot when Hetfield and Ulrich ran into someone better: Cliff Burton. After seeing Burton play live, Hetfield and Ulrich knew they wanted him in the band - they were just that blown away by his performance. Although he wasn't interested at first, Burton eventually joined on the condition that the whole band shuffle on up to San Francisco.
Ah yes, San Francisco. That Mecca of metal.
Mustaine was a whole other problem. Evidently, he was a fucking BEAST on the guitar, even back then. Unfortunately, the only thing he shredded more than his fretboard was his liver. It got to the point where he almost always showed up to practice completely plastered, and the band just got fed up. So, when they drove to Rochester to record their debut album, Mustaine was unceremoniously kicked out. Yep. After going all the way across the country, Mustaine was dumped at a bus terminal with nothing but his gear and a one way ticket to LA.
Sounds like they were asking for a bitter rival at this point. I mean, come on, they just made him into a Disney villain...if Disney featured 19 year old drunks with a penchant for thrash metal. Truth was, this was a man who could not let go of this conflict.
I’m looking real hard at you, Hans Westergaard.. Wait, was that movie set in Denmark?
Mustaine was replaced, in that afternoon, by Exodus guitarist Kirk Hammett. Talk about a kick in the nads. Mustaine went on to found the rival band Megadeth, and has gone on record multiple times regarding his hatred for Hammett, calling him a ripoff that stole every lead he had written on those early demo tapes. He was even angry enough to include Mechanix on the first Megadeth album, which is basically just The Four Horseman but F A S T E R. That band is a story for another day though, so let’s get this write up back on track.
With their line up set, the boys went about recording their first album: Metal Up Your Ass. Yep. We all know that famous Metallica album, the graciously and beautifully named Metal Up Your Ass.
If you are into that sort of thing, you may be in the wrong subreddit. Or not. I’m really not here to judge.
Okay, the label didn't quite like that name (I wonder why?) so they ended up changing it to Kill Em All. Nice and PG now, as you can see. ‘Cause we all know that threatening genocide is much more palatable than anal sex.
This record was not necessarily a financial success, but damn did it earn them some respect. The tempos were high and the riffs were loud. Hetfield’s aggressive vocal style came into fruition, Mustaine’s Hammett’s solos gave people permanent neck damage, and Burton’s bass probably caused a few earthquakes somewhere overseas (seriously, Anesthesia is a goddamn masterpiece). Oh, Ulrich was also there.
People loved their sound, and through word of mouth, they garnered an ever more dedicated underground following. The band had hit the ground running, and weren’t about to stop.
After a tour, they were back in the studio for another round of recording (this time in Denmark - the true home of metal. Fuck you, San Franciso.) And in 1984, Ride the Lightning was released.
Interestingly, a French label accidentally printed the album cover in Green, and this is now considered a precious and highly desirable collectible. But apparently when I paint my skin green for a date I'm “weird” and “scaring the other bar patrons”. What a double standard.
Ride the Lightning was even more successful than their first album. It saw a further progression in their sound, featuring acoustic intros and lyrical themes other than “METALL FUCK YEAHHH”. Okay, they still included that theme, but there’s also Cthulhu, the Bible, and Ernest Hemingway on this record. Look, man, there’s nothing more metal than classic literature.
This album earned them a record deal with Elektra, and led to some serious financial success. Soon, they were playing for crowds numbering in the tens of thousands. Metal was spreading, and Metallica was breaking into the big time.
But there was one album that really pushed them over the edge. One record that many still see as their true magnum opus. An album that has drawn countless teenagers into the world of long hair and distorted guitars.
Master of Puppets released in 1986, and has since reached a certified triple platinum in total sales. It needs no introduction. Each and every track is a work of art. If you somehow haven't heard it, what rock have you been living under, man? Please, go fire it up right now. Also, if the volume isn't high enough that your neighbors can hear it, you’re doing it wrong.
Master of Puppets saw even more growth for the band. It earned them a place on tour with Ozzy Osbourne, which exposed them to an entirely different genre of metalheads. Sales were up, and shows were well attended: everything seemed to be going right.
Disaster has a funny penchant for following success. In September of 1986, the band was in Sweden for the European leg of their tour. The bus’ beds were trash, and knowing this, Hammett and Burton decided to draw playing cards for the first pick. Burton won, and claimed Hammett’s bunk - Hammett responded by sleeping up front instead. This random chance event would come to haunt Hammett for the rest of his life.
In the early hours of the morning, the bus skidded off the road, rolling several times before coming to a screeching halt. Burton, who was sleeping at the time, was thrown out of a window directly into the path of the rolling bus. He was pinned, and died shortly thereafter.
Burton’s death left Metallica heartbroken and doubtful about the future, and is a fucking terrible loss not only for the band, but for music as a whole. Metallica decided that Burton would want them to carry on, and after a wave of auditions, Jason Newstead (of Flotsam and Jetsam) was added to the band.
So, after a tumultuous two years, Metallica went back to the studio. What came out the other side was a different band - one with bass lines so good, you can’t even hear ‘em.
That’s right. Although the songs were still amazing, the production on ...And Justice For All sucked all kinds of ass. And not the good ass, like Metal Up Your Ass type of ass. This was the bad kind of ass. And the root of the problem? One very bitter Lars Ulrich, who was behaving like an ass (The bad kind of ass). Evidently, he was angry at Jason Newstead for not being Cliff Burton, and deliberately pushed the producer to make all the bass parts completely inaudible. Man, what a prick.
But even without bass, this album still slaps. Blackened’s riff has been in my head for the last 10 years, send help. Dyers Eve features one of the thrashiest guitar lines in the band’s discography, and actually has some decently impressive drumming on it. Finally, I'm pretty sure that One inspired an entire generation of guitarists to learn how to finger tap.
Actually, it’s such an iconic, amazing song that I’m not going to wait for the link section to make you listen to it. Here, take this, and put it on right now.
Shit, wrong One. Here’s the real one.
God dammit, not again. Okay, third time’s the charm.
Fuck it. Close enough.
So after numerous tours, strings of massive sold out venues, and widespread attention, Metallica was on top of the world. When it came to their next album, what do you think they did? Did they keep with what was working, honouring their Thrash Metal roots? Did they decide to step into Death or Power Metal for an album? Maybe throw it all away in favour of a hip-hop career?
Nope. After 4 albums of Thrash, Metallica opted for hard rock. That’s right, it's time to talk about the black album - a record that, and I quote, “was remixed three times, cost a million dollars, and ended three marriages”. Oh yeah. You know it's gotta be good when the divorce lawyer shows up.
This record was a beast. Their other albums had made them popular, but the black album turned Metallica into the best selling Metal band in history. Their new sound was more accessible compared to their earlier work, and the album’s production gave them this monumentous, huge tone that people just couldn't get enough of. Songs like Wherever I May Roam, Sad but True, and especially Enter Sandman got boat loads of radio play. The doors were opened to a whole new audience, and sales hit an all time high. Metallica was king.
They really could have put a neat bow on their discography right there, but they decided to record more albums and we all have to live with the consequences. Let's get through them quickly, just to ease the pain.
Load (1996) was decidedly “meh”. It further moved them away from their Thrash roots, and things got kinda weird. I’m talking “the album cover is a mixture of cow blood and some guy’s semen” levels of weird. Yeah, I wish I was making that up.
Reload picked up where Load left off, this time with PISS and blood. The music was notably southern and bluesy, and even further off from pure Thrash. It wasn't necessarily all bad though. Notably, it has the song Fuel on it, and I mean, there’s nothing better than Hetfield screaming “GIMME FUUL GIMME FAHH GIMME DABBADIDESAH” directly into your ear.
Then they released an album full of covers, got into a huge legal battle with Napster, and lost another bassist. On top of Newstead jumping ship (I guess being systematically produced out of an album leaves a bad taste in one’s mouth?), Hetfield also checked into rehab for a few years to deal with his alcoholism. Look man, a lot of shit happened. Honestly, you should just watch the documentary “Some Kind of Monster” (which they also managed to record amidst all this drama).
Then they recorded the album St. Anger. It sucked.
Let’s move on. Shortly after the-record-that-should-not-be, Metallica managed to find a permanent replacement for Newstead - Suicidal Tendencies bassist Robert Trujillo. Between performances, I’m pretty sure he enjoys benching cargo trucks and drinking roof nails. Seriously, this guy looks like he can break you in half without even trying. He remains their bassist to this day, and I think his bass has gotten progressively lower to the ground with every performance.
Okay, only a few more albums left to go. It's time for a (Ride the) Lighting round. Death Magnetic (2008) was meh. Lulu (2011) was a strange-ass collaboration with Lou Reed, and also sucked. Beyond Magnetic (2011) was an EP that was released, I guess. Metallica: Through the Never (2013) was put out as a live album that soundtracked a wacky concert movie by the same name. Finally, Hardwired... to Self-Destruct (2016) was a halfway decent record. Honestly, I think it may have been released just as an excuse to tour.
Oh and fun fact about Hardwired.. - Hammett was barely involved in its writing process. As it turns out, he forgot his phone at an airport and lost the hundreds of riffs he had stored on it. Who knows - some air terminal janitor may be jamming out to a secret Metallica album right now, laughing at the rest of us. Damn you, oh lucky janitor, damn you to airport hell.
And that's about it for the band, besides Ulrich somehow earning knighthood in Denmark. These guys have got one hell of a history, and one hell of a backlog of albums. They are an interesting case study in how a band changes from record to record, and how drama and infighting can utterly destroy a group. Above all, they are icons: and even now, I’m sure that somewhere, some 16 year old is struggling his way through the intro solo of One, breaking in the strings of his first electric guitar.
If you haven’t heard of them, who are you and how did you get here? Actually, that doesn't matter, you should listen to them anyway. Now if you don't mind me, I’ve got a date in an hour, and a LOT of green paint to put on. Metallica forever.
Links to QOTSA
Metallica actually played a huge role in giving Josh his first proper stadium rock concert experience. To explain this, we need to go back, way way back, to the far off year of 1993.
After the release of their second album, Kyuss had caused quite the uproar in the world of music. This is understandable, since Blues for the Red Sun is a fucking amazing record. Meanwhile, Metallica was in the midst of a dilemma - they had not yet found a band to open for them at nine of their upcoming shows in Australia.
So the inevitable happened, and Metallica asked Kyuss to open at all nine of these concerts. Apparently, the members of Metallica loved Kyuss’ style and were more than happy to give them this opportunity. Garcia, Bjork, Reeder, and Homme proceeded to kill it night after night, and blew the minds of those Thrash Metal audiences. Many would note that Kyuss was even heavier than Metallica, and I'm sure that these nights converted many to the ways of Stoner Rock.
The shows proved incredibly important in the coming years. They propelled Kyuss further into the public eye, thereby heavily influencing the path of Homme’s musical career. They also gave him some serious concert experience, which he inevitably carried forward into QotSA.
Besides this major connection, there are a few other things worth mentioning. Hammett and Trujillo joined Joey Castillo in a group for a few one-off classic rock covers back in 2019. Also, Josh has kind of ripped on Metallica, stating that they stole a lot of stuff from Kyuss when they wrote Load and Reload. Whether or not they “stole” anything is debatable, but I think it's kind of sick that even Metallica could be influenced by that low down desert groove.
Their Music
Hit The Lights -- this time without the super high pitched vocals.
(Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth -- check the seismograph, this one’s moving some earth.
Mechanix The Four Horsemen -- “original riff pls do not steal and rerecord onto a the album of a rival band”
For Whom the Bell Tolls -- terrifying war stories, any one?
Fade to Black -- I HAVE LOST THE WILL TO LIIIIVEEEE
Creeping Death -- nothing more metal than passover.
Orion -- rock on Cliff, rock on.
Battery -- Beautiful intro, and then the riff slaps you in the face before doing donuts on your front lawn at 3 am. You then join in, cause the riff is just that fucking good.
Master of Puppets -- no description necessary. Listen to it, now.
Blackened -- Bass solo starts at 6:40.
Dyers Eve -- Man, it’s wild that they went from this to Enter Sandman in under 3 years.
One -- The real one this time.
Wherever I may Roam -- Rover, wanderer, nomad, vagabond, drifter, freebooter, itinerant, migratory hobo, etc.
Fuel -- please bestow unto me these three things: firstly, I would like some form of gasoline or diesel, next I request the rapid oxidation of a material in the exothermic chemical process of combustion, and finally I ask for anything else that I happen to crave. Ahem. OOOOOOOooHH, YE-HEA.
Spit Out The Bone -- probably one of the most Thrashy songs Metallica has released since the 80s.
Show Them Some Love
/Metallica - they’re beating us at 57,690 members boys, we’ve got work to do if we want to pass them. I say we start by getting them into Kyuss, and then pushing them into the QotSA self titled record - that should get their inevitable Josh Homme addiction going.
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2020.10.14 00:47 ATFinch19 Recently bought RTI - Underwood 1943/1944 M1 Carbine

https://imgur.com/a/xvxMZVG - Additional Photos
I believe this to be a July 1943 – March 1944 - Underwood-Elliot Fisher Carbine. Serial Number 2911XXX Type III - Oval Cut, Low wood, possible black cherry stock? The following Stock Marking have been identified as Trimble/TN meaning- The manufacture was Trimble Nursery and Furniture Co located in Rochester NY where the Prime Contractor was National Postal Meter. You can see an Inspection Mark on the stock with its short acronym, STD PROD for Standard Production. On the bottom of the handgrip there is a Circled P indicating a Proof Mark. Sights are Type II. It has an early war production hard guard. You can tell, because it only has two (2 Rivets). Handguards with four (4) rivets were introduced in early 1945 by most manufactures. The bolt featured here is a flat bolt, which are commonly seen on early – mid war production M1 Carbines. Later M1 Carbines from mid 1944 onward utilized a round top bolt. Safety is a rotary style, not push button. Barrel band is Type III (type II?) with the Bayonet Lug, it has the markings edged on the side “MMQ” which I believe stands for Muller Manufacturing which was a subcontractor to Quality Hardware. On the actual barrel, starting your way up to the front sight post, is a proof mark indicated by the letter, “P”. Next on the way up to the front sight is the “Flaming Ordnance Bomb”. The Flaming Ordnance Bomb was commonly used by Ordnance inspectors to indicate a particular part had been examined and passed inspection. Their presence on a barrel is assumed to have the same meaning but no proof of this has been found. Date on the Barrel reads “2 – 44”, I’m assuming the barrel was made in February 1944? On top of that is the marking “Underwood”. On the underside of the barrel, the following import marking at listed, “IOINC MELB FL – M1 Carbine .30 Cal. USA”, means it was imported from Ethiopia 2019/2020 as part of the military assistance program. Fun fact, Ethipioa was among the first contingent of UN ground forces to arrive in Korea during the Korean War. It was the first time Ethiopia had left the African Continent to partake in an outside conflict. They participated in famed battles such as Pork Chop Hill and Old Baldy. I have not taken it apart, but, I read the other posts on RTI and was a bit hesitant on purchasing, but when I received it, it had the standard grime and muck on it but nowhere near as bad as some of the other posts I’ve seen on here. From purchasing to locating an FFL to picking it up, it took less than 2 weeks. On a side note, anyone be so kind to post some field strip- assembly videos? I’ve no clue where to start. Also, if any of this is incorrect, please let me know. I am certianly no expert. Many thanks! Also, that's my pup, his name is Atticus and he was excited to snif the living history out of it.
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2020.10.09 13:08 House_of_Suns /r/QOTSA Official Band of the Week 23: KING BUFFALO

So when you think of cities with high culture and vibrant music scenes on the east coast, what springs to mind? Obviously New York. Thanks to Drake, we all know about the growing music scene in Toronto. You prahbahbly musta tawt a Bawstan tew. Maybe Montreal or Philadelphia or even Baltimore crossed your mind.
Hah. Baltimore.
Time to check your cultural bias, pal. You passed over a quiet little city on the south shore of Lake Ontario, nestled in the Genesee River valley. It has a history as a hotbed of Abolitionism and Women’s Rights. It is the home of Eastman Kodak, Xerox, Bausch & Lomb, Western Union, Ragu and other innovative companies. It has a lively music scene, great nightclubs, world-renowned universities, thriving museums, arts & culture festivals, and (back when we could actually attend it) live theatre. It is a true cultural gem that many folks overlook.
Yep. You bet your ass I am talking about Rochester, New York.
Since we know that Stoner Rock can come from anywhere, it should be no surprise that Rochester has produced one of the leading bands in this genre. This week we are going to check out a band you are going to want to listen to. If you know them, you love them. If you haven’t heard of them, you are going to thank me.
This week’s band is KING BUFFALO.
About Them
Hold on a sec. King Buffalo? Not King Rochester?
To be fair, King Rochester sounds like the villain in a Disney movie. Kinda hard to imagine that on a T-Shirt. King New York sounds like a particularly obnoxious Yankees fan (and yeah, finding a Yankees fan that isn’t obnoxious is a tough go). King Albany sounds like a car made by Kia.
But King Buffalo? That just works.
Our heros didn’t start out together. King Buffalo were made up of members of two other Rochester area bands.
Randall Coon and Scott Donaldson were playing together in Velvet Elvis. That five piece band played heavy rock with space-based themes in the early 2010’s. Sean McVay and Dan Reynolds were in another band called Abandoned Buildings Club (side note: kinda neat that their initials were ABC), who had a pure psychedelic rock vibe. When both VE and ABC appeared to be having limited success, the four musicians decided to merge their talents into one band. Coon had handled vocals and guitar in Velvet Elvis and Donaldson had been rock solid on drums. McVay had done vocals and guitar in Abandoned Buildings Club and Reynolds had anchored the sound with his bass. All the pieces were there for a classic Beatles-esque lineup.
So out of the wreckage of ABC and VE, KB arose. The four members gelled so well that they were able to record their first demo - aptly titled Demo - in just two days. Their sound was immediately compared to tourmates and close friends All Them Witches. But where ATW were bluesy and sludgy, King Buffalo had produced songs full of space. Oh, there were heavy riffs for sure - but there were passages of music that were contrastingly lighter and further apart. The best example of these contrasts can be found in the more than 11 minutes of Providence Eye. The first six and a half minutes come at you at a lulling pace, enveloping you in the moment. You get swept up in the rolling riffs. But then the drop happens and you suddenly realize the song has been building to this peak. The tempo picks up and you ride a relentless rollercoaster until you hit the Black Sabbath-inspired outro, which takes you home. It is an emotional experience. The two other tracks - In Dim Light and Pocket Full of Knife are smaller essays on the same theme.
It was clear right from Demo that King Buffalo had some serious talent. But if you have listened to the band you will notice that one thing is starkly different on Demo than from any of their other releases: the vocals. Randall Coon was the lead vocalist on these recordings. If you play them up against anything since by the band they stand out. Our very own QotSA may have successfully had multiple vocalists on multiple tunes, but King Buffalo was destined to have Sean McVay take over the mic. Shortly after 2013’s Demo, Coon left the band to do a solo project called Skunk Hawk.
King Buffalo stood at a crossroads: did they look to replace Coon, or should they carry on as a Power Trio? The choice for them was obvious. McVay, Reynolds and Donaldson knew that they had fantastic potential together. They decided they didn't need anyone else.
Side note: Regular readers of these write ups know that All Them Witches just went through this exact crisis in 2019. What I didn’t share then is that ATW are close friends with KB. I would not be surprised to learn that ATW had some serious conversations about their lineup with the boys from KB before they, too, decided last year to pare down to just three members.
To re-christen their new lineup, in 2015 King Buffalo went in on a split EP with Swedish band Lé Betre (I mean, hooking up with a Swedish partner is a dream of mine, so I see the appeal.) They re-recorded their standout tune Providence Eye with McVay on vocals, as well as two new tracks - Like a Cadillac and New Time. New Time opens their side of the EP with an infectious, descending riff that hooks you immediately. It is clear from the lyrics - No wasting around, it’s a new time - that they had moved on from Coon. Like a Cadillac follows up and is a three and a half minute jam that leaves you wanting more. The re-recorded version of Providence Eye closes out their side of the split EP and leaves no doubt that they are in charge. It is a tighter, heavier version, and the amazing outro is so low down that it will make you want to rob your own house.
With their lineup now set, it was time to put together enough music to tour on. In 2016, King Buffalo released Orion. Here you can witness the melding of their influences into something majestic and fantastic, and it is here that they really develop their signature style.
To explain this style, you need to understand basic song structure.
Most pop songs tend to go verse - chorus - verse - chorus - bridge - chorus - chorus. Sure, you could add in a solo for the bridge, or a detailed intro or outro, or another verse - but this is a tried and true formula. Some variation of this dominates the pop charts to this day.
Not with King Buffalo songs. These guys are the masters of the drop, and you hear it in most of their tunes. QotSA fans are no strangers to that long build and release; it is an integral part of tunes like The Evil Has Landed, God is in the Radio, Song For The Dead, and I Appear Missing. One of the sickest drops ever recorded happens in the middle of the Them Crooked Vultures tune No One Loves Me & Neither Do I. It is where the music turns around, and a new riff takes over, often along with a pace change. It is then that you realize that the song has built to this climactic moment, and you are engulfed by the music.
King Buffalo does this better than anyone else, and you hear it clearly articulated, again and again, on the album Orion.
Take the song Kerosene for example.
A rolling bass riff from Reynolds establishes the song right out of the gate. Donaldson produces punchy drum beats with cymbal crashes at the end of each phrase. McVay’s slide guitar rounds out the intro. McVay’s vocals - very Ozzy like, if Ozzy had any semblance of self-control - frame the first verse, which ends in a fuzzy, heavy riff with crashing cymbals. This same pattern is repeated a second time and the drop is teased at just past three minutes in, but does not happen quite yet. The listener’s anticipation builds as the airy, soaring solo from McVay calls out in contrast to the rolling bass. After the guitar solo bridge, the band goes right back into the chorus. But then it happens: THE DROP. Just past 5 minutes in, the song takes a complete and abrupt turn for a totally different riff that is at the same time heavier and brand new, and yet has been there all the while.
What King Buffalo does brilliantly is subvert your musical expectations.
The standard structure is V-C-V-C-B-C-C.
Kerosene is V-C-V-C-B-C-DROP-OUTRO. Just when you subliminally expect something the same, you get something different.
The entire album is like that. Orion hardly sounds like a debut. It is a mature and deliberate soundscape built by talented musicians who are making significant choices about their art. Songs like Drinking From The River Rising open with an expansive and elastic topography, but drill down to the molten lava of heavy riffs and distorted fuzz. Sleeps On A Vine begins with one of the most zen riffs you’ve ever heard and ends in a tumultuous and heavy sonic assault that is pure controlled chaos. Every song on the album is a study in contrasts that leaves you with auditory whiplash and a burning desire for more.
They are that good.
King Buffalo were able to tour on their new material, and did so extensively. They played clubs and larger venues, often with friends and fellow Stoner Rockers All Them Witches and other bands like The Sword and Elder. In 2017, the released the EP Repeater as a follow up. It is just three songs (The vinyl ad reads, All songs on one side! No need to flip!) but it is a heck of a musical journey. The title track off the EP is 13+ minutes long and is one huge build. When the fuzz finally drops after almost 8 minutes, it is a true cathartic moment. It sneaks up on you, and is so welcome when it hits - especially after McVay’s repetition that “Every Day is the Same* - that you intrinsically understand how great it is when things finally change for the better. Too Little Too Late is an instrumental tune that is both enveloping and expansive. It is a terrific bridge to the final track, Centurion, which is an unbelievable groove. Centurion has three minutes of set up leading to an unreal fuzzy drop that is so dirty it will get you evicted from your apartment.
The influence of their touring with All Them Witches can also be seen on their next full length release, 2018’s Longing To Be The Mountain. Ben McLeod from ATW produced the album. ATW, The Sword and Elder are all thanked in the liner notes. The album picks up right where Repeater leaves off, with KB experimenting with long form songs like Morning Song and the title track, and shorter jams like Sun Shivers, Cosmonaut, and Quickening. Reynolds and McVay pepper the songs with synthesizer sounds that add colour and texture to the overall compositions. Donaldson drums with impeccable precision to provide each song with a safe mooring to return to, driving the guitars forward at the same time as he holds the rhythm in check. This is most clearly evident in Eye Of The Storm. The result is a rich tapestry of expansive and flowing music full of heavy jams and storytelling that will leave the listener wanting more. Their signature build-to-sonic-explosion style does not let fans down.
The success of Longing To Be The Mountain allowed for extensive touring across North America and Europe. It also led to appearances at bigger gigs, like at Rockpalast and the Stoned & Dusted desert rock event in 2019. Anyone that has seen any of their live work knows that King Buffalo are simply hypnotizing on stage. Reynolds’ bass work is reminiscent of Geddy Lee with his complex and flowing style. Donaldson brings controlled power to the drum kit, and is ready to cut loose when the drop comes. And McVay has become a true front man, comfortable with the lead voice on guitar and the microphone.
Their most recent release, Dead Star, dropped in 2020 and generated all kinds of buzz in the Stoner Rock scene. Of course, the tour planned to support it got axed when the entire world went into lockdown. But the (short album? EP? New material?) is simply fantastic. Red Star Pt. 1 & 2 continues their long form examination and has everything you’d expect from them. Echo of A Waning Star is a lament of just over 3 minutes that is near-perfect. Ecliptic sounds like the soundtrack to a John Carpenter movie and is a complete jam with serious cool 1980’s vibes. Dead Star, the title track, is almost Radiohead-esque in its evocative and regretful take on death and decay.
But the standout track has to be Eta Carinae, which has one of the greatest musical drops and turn-arounds you will ever hear. The entire song pivots just past four minutes in and becomes a 70’s anthem worthy of Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath. If you listen to no other tune here today, you have to check it out. It will absolutely get stuck in your head.
Even though they could not tour, King Buffalo have not been idle during the Quarantine. Their Quarantine Series on Youtube shared excerpts from their catalogue with fans, all played live. They have been back in the studio, and have promised MULTIPLE full length albums of new material coming our way, starting in 2021. They even have (optimistically) set tour dates for next year.
Some of us learned to bake during quarantine. Some of us got baked. I, for one, am super stoked that KB kept on writing and recording. I cannot wait for Rochester’s finest sons to release new material. I want everyone to hear this band because they really are something special.
Links to QOTSA
We know that QotSA front man Josh Homme and Kyuss invented Stoner Rock in the 1990’s. They were the genre-defining band. King Buffalo (and other bands like All Them Witches) have picked up this proverbial torch and are now bringing the sound to the next generation of fans. King Buffalo drummer Scott Donaldson is known to be a huge QotSA fan. Perhaps he saw them live when they played in Rochester in 2014 in support of ...Like Clockwork.
It is also sometimes easy to forget that Josh was not the only architect of the low desert sound. Original Kyuss Drummer and co-founder Brant Bjork wrote many Kyuss tunes and continues to be a leader in the music scene today. King Buffalo have played with Bjork at festivals three times: Freak Valley Festival, Black Deer Festival and the aforementioned Stoned & Dusted. There is also a planned collaborative project between Bjork and King Buffalo that may be coming our way soon.
The future is bright, my friends.
Their Music
Providence Eye
In Dim Light
Pocket Full of Knife
King Buffalo songs from the Split EP with Lé Betre
Kerosene -- live in 2016
Drinking From The River Rising
Orion - entire album on Genesee Live
RepeateCenturion -- Recorded Live in the Quarantine Sessions put out by the band
Live at Rockpalast in 2019 - includes songs from LTBTM
Longing To Be The Mountain - Quarantine Sessions
Quickening -- everything is cool until the snake head pops out. Red Star Pt. 2 -- the official video
Ecliptic
Eta Carinae
Dead Star - Full Album
Show Them Some Love
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2020.10.07 18:56 westerkat87 Cute fall date ideas in Rochester?

I’ve got a date next Wednesday and I want to plan something fun and autumnal but also safe given the state of things. I’d like to have the option to talk for at least part of the date. Any ideas? Since the date is on a weeknight, I don’t want to travel too far but a little drive could provide opportunity for the aforementioned talking 😂 Any suggestions??
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2020.10.06 21:36 coRvid_ice_elation ¿pIΛOƆ ɯoɹɟ pǝᴉp ⅄˥˥∀Ǝɹ ǝldoǝd ʎuɐɯ ʍoH

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

After six months of intermittent or in some cases near-continuous lockdowns, many have reached their limit and uprisings are finally emerging around the world. The last week of August 2020 saw gatherings of tens of thousands of individuals in Berlin,1 London2 and Dublin,3 protesting stay-at-home orders, business closures, mask and vaccine mandates and Bill Gates’ dictatorial grip on public health matters.
In the U.S., a protest took place August 30, 2020, in Boston, Massachusetts, against a new student flu vaccination mandate,4 and in Virginia, protesters gathered September 2 in opposition of unconstitutional COVID-19 mandates.5
These are just a few of the many demonstrations that have taken place in recent weeks around the world, as people are starting to realize their human rights are being stripped away over a virus with a lethality on par with that of seasonal influenza and other pandemic viruses, none of which was responded to with a global shutdown of economies and forced quarantining of healthy individuals.

COVID-19 — A Massive Brainwashing Scheme?

In recent weeks and months, more and more experts have come out sharing what they know about the roles of Big Tech, Big Pharma and global health organizations such as the World Health Organization in the creation of a new technocratic world order.
If you missed my interview with financial analyst Patrick Wood, in which he details the technocratic take-over plan, which has been in play for decades, be sure to review it now. Other articles shedding light on what’s happening behind the scenes include “Harvard Professor Exposes Google and Facebook,” featuring a documentary with professor Shoshana Zuboff, and “Plandemic Part 2.”
When you start to put all the puzzle pieces together, it seems clear this pandemic is being used as a cover story for both a global wealth redistribution scheme, and for the implementation of a technocratic system of totalitarian rule by unelected leaders.
The WHO seems to be part and parcel of this global network. While the U.S. has severed ties with the organization, Big Tech is still promoting the WHO as a final arbiter of which views are acceptable and which are not — medical expertise and scientific achievements be damned.
As reported by Reclaim the Net,6 the WHO eavesdrops on everything you do online, from reviewing your social media interactions to analyzing your emotions. To counteract “spread of misleading information” about the pandemic — which was a key area of focus during Event 201 — the WHO has partnered with an analytics company that uses machine learning analysis to scan more than 1.6 million social media posts per week.
The aim of this “social listening approach”— a nicer term than good old-fashioned spying — is to counteract anything that doesn’t align with the WHO’s current narrative on illnesses, treatments, interventions and causes of disease.
Aiding them in this dystopian censoring process is the United Nations, which has launched an army of 10,000 digital volunteers who troll the internet for “false” information and opposing views.
On top of that, most social media platforms have their own highly biased "fact-checkers" who censor for all they’re worth. Back in April 2020, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, wife of Google product director Dennis Troper, announced they would ban and remove any video from the platform that contradicts the WHO.7
Countless examples of wanton censorship of perfectly valid medical and scientific information across all social media platforms and Google can be found at this point.
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Just How Deadly Is COVID-19?

According to groundbreaking data8 recently released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 6% of the total COVID-19-related deaths in the U.S. had COVID-19 listed as the sole cause of death on the death certificate.
Six percent of 169,044 (the total death toll as of September 2) is 10,143. “For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death,” the CDC states. As reported by Rochester First,9 the top underlying medical conditions included influenza, pneumonia, respiratory failure, high blood pressure, diabetes, dementia, heart problems and renal failure.
However, the list also includes 5,424 intentional and unintentional injury and poisoning deaths, so basically, accidents and suicides in which the individual just happened to test positive (or was suspected of being positive for SARS-CoV-2) are also included in the grand total.
(Please note, these data were accurate as of this writing. The CDC does not notate when data is altered as new death certificates come in, so the numbers may therefore be different from what is reported here, depending on when you’re looking at it. For the most up-to-date figures, see the CDC’s website.10)
The fact that only 6% of COVID-19-related deaths are directly attributable to SARS-CoV-2 is bad news when you’re trying to keep a doomsday narrative going. In what appears to be a blatant attempt to minimize exposure of these data, social media platforms have censored many trying to share it.11
As noted by independent news commentator Tim Pool in the video below, fact-checkers are digging into nitpicky semantics in their effort to censor the CDC data, and in so doing, they’re really stretching the “false” claim ultrathin.
Similar data have emerged from Palm Beach County, Florida, where an investigation by CBS 1212 I-Team revealed only 86 of the reported 658 COVID-19 deaths had “COVID-19 pneumonia” listed as the sole cause of death.
All others had multiple comorbidities, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and dementia. As noted by CBS 12, “Most Palm Beach County COVID deaths cannot be attributed to COVID alone.”
While Dr. Terry Adirim, senior associate dean at the Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine, told the I-Team that “it makes sense to count them [people with comorbid conditions] toward COVID deaths because the virus may have made an otherwise nonfatal illness like a heart condition deadly,” the converse argument can also be made.
Had it not been for them having one or more serious comorbidities, the risk of the virus to these individuals would have been minuscule, and if they got sick at all, they’d probably have survived. So, ultimately, should the virus bear the brunt of the blame?

Infection Fatality Rate on Par With the Flu

Keeping the “killer virus” narrative going much longer is probably going to become even more difficult in light of a September 2, 2020 article13 in Annals of Internal Medicine, which points out that:
“Because many cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are asymptomatic, generalizable data on the true number of persons infected are lacking, and that when calculating mortality rates from confirmed cases, you end up overestimating the infection fatality ratio (IFR).”
The paper reads, in part:14
“To calculate a true infection fatality ratio, population prevalence data are needed from large geographic areas where reliable death data also exist … We combined prevalence estimates from a statewide random sample with Indiana vital statistics data of confirmed COVID-19 deaths.
In brief, our stratified random sample consisted of state residents aged 12 years and older. Known decedents and incarcerated persons were excluded. Because nursing homes were limiting residents' ability to leave and re-enter the facilities, their participation was unlikely.
Participants were tested from 25 April to 29 April 2020 for active viral infection and SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, which would indicate prior infection … We calculated the IFR by age, race, sex, and ethnicity on the basis of the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths as of 29 April 2020, divided by the number of infections.
Although nursing home residents were not tested, they represented 54.9% of Indiana's deaths. Thus, we excluded nursing home residents from all calculations (that is, deaths and infections).
To account for all infections, we added the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 during the testing period and noninstitutionalized COVID-19 deaths into the denominator …
Our random-sample study estimated 187 802 cumulative infections, to which 180 hospitalizations were added. The average age among all COVID-19 decedents was 76.9 years.
The overall noninstitutionalized infection fatality ratio was 0.26% … Persons younger than 40 years had an infection fatality ratio of 0.01%; those aged 60 or older had an infection fatality ratio of 1.71%. Whites had an infection fatality ratio of 0.18%; non-Whites had an infection fatality ratio of 0.59%.”
The estimated infection fatality rate for seasonal influenza listed in this paper is 0.8%. So, the only people for whom SARS-CoV-2 infection is more dangerous than influenza is those over the age of 60.
All others have a lower risk of dying from COVID-19 than they have of dying from the flu. Put another way, if you’re under the age of 60, your chances of dying from the flu is greater than your chance of dying from COVID-19.
White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx also confirmed this far lower than typically reported mortality rate when she, in mid-August 2020, stated that it “becomes more and more difficult” to get people to comply with mask rules “when people start to realize that 99% of us are going to be fine.”15

Expect Massive Propaganda Campaign to Boost Vaccine Uptake

With death rates being as low as they are for everyone under the age of 60, it really weakens the rationale for vaccinating the entire world, including newborns, the risk to whom the virus poses is virtually nil.
The vaccine looking increasingly unnecessary is likely a reason for why the U.S. government is planning to launch an “overwhelming” COVID-19 vaccine campaign this fall, using carefully researched messages. As detailed in “Health and Autonomy in the 21st Century,” Yale University has conducted a trial16 to determine the type of message that will maximize acceptance and uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine. Messaging slants evaluated in the investigation included:17
Personal freedom message — A message about how COVID-19 is limiting people's personal freedom and how working together to get enough people vaccinated can preserve society’s personal freedoms.
Economic freedom message — A message about how COVID-19 is limiting people's economic freedom and how, by working together to get enough people vaccinated, society can preserve its economic freedom.
Self-interest message — A message that COVID-19 presents a real danger to one's health, even if one is young and healthy, with the idea being that getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the best way to prevent oneself from getting sick.
Community interest message — A message about the dangers of COVID-19 to the health of loved ones. The idea to promote is that the more people who get vaccinated against COVID-19, the lower the risk that one's loved ones will get sick. The idea: Society must work together and all get vaccinated.
Economic benefit message — A message about how COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on the economy and the only way to strengthen the economy is to work together to get enough people vaccinated.
Guilt message — This message is about the danger that COVID-19 presents to the health of one's family and community, with the idea that the best way to protect them is by getting vaccinated, and that society must work together to get enough people vaccinated. Then it asks the participant to imagine the guilt they will feel if they don't get vaccinated and spread the disease.
Embarrassment message — This message is about the danger that COVID-19 presents to the health of one's family and community. The idea to promote is that the best way to protect them is by getting vaccinated and by working together to make sure enough people get vaccinated. Then it asks the participant to imagine the embarrassment they will feel if they don't get vaccinated and subsequently spread the disease.
Anger message — This message is about the danger that COVID-19 presents to the health of one's family and community. The sales idea is that the best way to protect them is by getting vaccinated and by working together to make sure that enough people get vaccinated. It then asks the participant to imagine the anger they will feel if they don't get vaccinated and spread the disease.
Trust in science message — A message about how getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the most effective way of protecting one's community. It promotes the idea that vaccination is backed by science, and that anyone who doesn't get vaccinated doesn't understand how infections are spread or who ignores science.
Not bravery message — A message which describes how firefighters, doctors and front line medical workers are brave, and infers that those who choose not to get vaccinated against COVID-19 are not brave.
The study, which was completed July 8, 2020, also sought to determine:

Prosocial Pressure Tactics Work Best

Harvard Business School in collaboration with the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have also published a working paper18 comparing self-interested versus prosocial motivations for COVID-19 prevention behaviors.
Considering the messages we’ve been bombarded with over the past few months — calling people who don’t wear masks “grandma killers” and so on — it seems clear that results from these kinds of investigations have been capitalized on.
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. ~ Voltaire
In that paper, “Don’t Get It or Don’t Spread It?” the authors review studies in which various types of messages were compared — messages highlighting the threat to self, versus the threat you might pose to others.
Overall, prosocial messages, i.e., messages that stress the importance of complying with prevention behaviors in order to protect others fared the best. According to the authors:19
“These results reveal that prosocial framing was more effective than self-interested framing, suggesting a potential primacy of prosocial motivations in supporting prevention intentions …
First, prosocial framing may have been relatively more effective not because prosocial motivations do more to drive prevention intentions, but rather because people believe that COVID-19 poses a greater threat to society than to themselves.
Indeed, subjects in Studies 1-2 did on average report that coronavirus posed a larger public than personal threat.
However, we find that the advantage of the Public treatment (relative to the Personal treatment) was not significantly moderated by ‘threat difference scores’ (i.e., differences between the reported personal vs. public threat of coronavirus), or significantly smaller among subjects who reported the personal threat of coronavirus to be as large or larger than the public threat …
Thus, we find evidence that the relative effectiveness of the Public treatment was not unique to subjects who saw COVID-19 as more threatening to society than to themselves.
A second possibility is that prosocial framing (which encourages people to avoid spreading coronavirus) was more effective than self-interested framing (which encourages people to avoid getting coronavirus) because people feel relatively more empowered to avoid spreading the virus.”

Stop Believing in the Lockdown

A powerful essay20 in the American Institute for Economic Research asks the question: Is the lockdown the best way to minimize casualties in this pandemic?
Using historical examples beginning with Voltaire’s words, “those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,” the author reasons that lockdowns are not going to save the world from COVID-19, if for no other reason than whenever lockdowns are eased, infections naturally start to creep back up.
However, the vast majority of these “infections” or “cases” are asymptomatic. A rising “case” load does not mean people are actually getting sick and dying. The misuse of the medical term “case” is an egregious one, as historically, a “case” is defined as someone who has symptoms of a particular disease — someone who is actually sick.
Never in medical history has a “case” meant someone who is perfectly healthy and requires testing to determine whether they are infected with a particular pathogen. Would you get tested for the common cold or influenza if you had no symptoms? If the test happened to come back positive, would you with a straight face say you “have” a cold or the flu?
There are other myths, mostly scare tactics, that people are willingly believing that need to be stopped now, too, the author asserts — and it’s time to start questioning what is credulous and what is not. I encourage you to read that essay in its totality.

The Fatal Attraction of Techno-Fascism

Another article21 well worth reading is Mark Petrakis’ “The Fatal Attraction of Techno-Fascism.” This one also starts off with an excellent quote by Cato the Elder: “Those who are serious in ridiculous matters will be ridiculous in serious matters.” One of the first points he makes is that fascism is attractive because:
“… it requires so little from us, so little independent thought; just our basic belief and adherence to a limited set of popularly-shared directives and narratives that once fully accepted, relieve us of the need to address stubborn questions or to fret over subtle differences of opinion and feeling.
Propaganda reassures us that we are complete, that we know all there is to know, that we are rational, pragmatic and pure, that the science has been settled and that we are a part of something special.”
Petrakis goes on to discuss why propaganda and disinformation is required in order to maintain control in a fascist regime, and how truth is a liability that must be disallowed and penalized. In the end, the price we pay for this kind of intellectual laziness is “soul-crushing denial and disconnection.”
No one who has been paying attention this past year in particular can have missed that propaganda is in full swing, 24/7, and that both truthful facts and personal opinions that run counter to the established propaganda narrative are being censored and penalized in equal measure.
When it comes to COVID-19, the propaganda is so pervasive and widespread that it has actually shattered what Petrakis refers to as “the grandest illusion of all” that “must be maintained at all costs,” namely the appearance that the propaganda messages are randomly generated.
“It must always appear that the media’s coverage and the comments of experts are entirely free from any preconceived manipulation,” he says. Today, there is little doubt that the narrative we see is anything but free from bias. There’s little doubt that what we’re told is “weaponized storytelling,” to quote Petrakis yet again.
“Looking at our world, we can see that the reach and authority of the transnational global capitalists who run the world’s nation-sized casinos has been cemented. All systems are now in place, up and running LIVE on that criminal syndicate’s vast web of networks. Each one of us has by now been targeted by them for some form of surveillance and financialization …
The ‘A.I. control grids’ are all active and expanding. The technocratic agendas are now fully ready for prime-time.
We have been gradually ‘shepherded’ by propaganda and psychological torture techniques … under the ‘persistent’ control of A.I., which will guide the process of transmuting us into commodities, into plunderable assets, into digitally-regulated and genetically modified ‘livestock.’ Sadly, this is where decades of constant acquiescence to propaganda and institutional hypnosis has brought us …”
Ultimately, the economic system known as technocracy is tailor-made for the transhumanist revolution — which I touch upon in “Will New COVID Vaccine Make You Transhuman?” — where man is merged with technology and AI. As always, the lure will be greater convenience, self-improvement and “a better world for all.”
What’s never mentioned is the ultimate price. The price for all of it is complete subjugation to faceless leaders who profit from your every move, and therefore will dictate all of them.

COVID-19 Rules Mark ‘Hysterical Slide Into Police State’

I’ll end this with some observations by British Supreme Court judge Lord Sumption, who in a March 30, 2020, interview22 with The Post warned that COVID-19 rules are paving the way for despotism — the exercise of absolute power in a cruel and oppressive manner.
“The real problem is that when human societies lose their freedom, it’s not usually because tyrants have taken it away. It’s usually because people willingly surrender their freedom in return for protection against some external threat. And the threat is usually a real threat but usually exaggerated.
That’s what I fear we are seeing now. The pressure on politicians has come from the public. They want action. They don’t pause to ask whether the action will work. They don’t ask themselves whether the cost will be worth paying. They want action anyway. And anyone who has studied history will recognize here the classic symptoms of collective hysteria.
Hysteria is infectious. We are working ourselves up into a lather in which we exaggerate the threat and stop asking ourselves whether the cure may be worse than the disease.”
It is time to ask ourselves some very pressing questions. Is it reasonable to expect government to eliminate ALL infection and ALL death? They’ve proven they cannot, yet we keep relinquishing more and more freedoms and liberties because they claim doing so will keep everyone safer. It’s an enticing lie, but a lie nonetheless.
Remember, they sold us on the business shutdowns and home quarantining by saying we just need to flatten the curve of infection to avoid hospital overcrowding. Now the curve is in a visible nosedive and hospitals are far from overcrowded with COVID-19 patients, yet lockdowns remain in many areas and some — Australia being a prime example — have reached astonishing new heights.
Sooner or later everyone must decide which is more important: Personal liberty or false security? Circling back to where I started, the good news is that many are in fact starting to see the writing on the wall; they’re starting to see we’ve been “had,” and are starting to choose liberty over brutal totalitarianism in the name of public health.
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2020.10.02 14:25 yodatsracist Let’s get a list together of all the Colleges and Universities with Early Action Deadlines *before* November 1st and Regular Decision or Priority Scholarship Deadlines *before* January 1st. I’ll start…

Please help me add to this. I got some of this information (especially the scholarships) from an old list so I don't know if it's still up to date. Please help me correct any errors. Please also add any schools I missed. I bet there are other annoying big state schools with December 1st Deadlines. I bet I've missed some priority scholarship deadlines. I bet I got most of the notable private schools, but if everyone can just check their local state colleges, that would be ideal.

I'm not worried schools with special deadlines after November 1st (for early) or January 1st because I feel as if most readers of this sub will have at least one application submitted by those dates (if applying Early). This is just a list to make sure you don't miss any deadlines.

EARLY

October 15th:

Oxford University (UK)
Cambridge University (UK) [note: you can only apply to either Oxford or Cambridge, using the British UCAS system, not the Common App; these aren't actually "Early"—this is their only deadline—but it made sense to put them here somehow, whatever, it’s before November 1st]
Coast Guard Academy
Georgia Tech (Georgia Residents only; non-Georgia Residents Nov. 2)
Stanford (if using the arts supplement only)
Texas A & M (Early Action; only an option for engineering applicants)
University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill (UNC) (Early Action)
University of South Carolina (Early Action)
University of Georgia (UGA) (both Georgia and non-Georgia)

October 31st

Berea College (Early Action)
Transylvania University (Early Action)
Please note that any school with an early date before November 1st is officially uppity, except for Oxford and Cambridge 'cause they're really just riding their own wave out there. But what the hell is up with these other schools? Who do they think they are?

REGULAR

November 1st

University of Florida (only some parts of the application; rolling after this, "on space-available basis")

November 15th:

University of Washington—Seattle (UDub)
What the hell. Seattle's cool, I mean, but it's not that cool. It's not California. I literally don't understand why they're so much earlier than everyone else. This school has lots of advantages students look for: it's in a major city, it's a public school so less expensive, it has a number of great programs including one of the top Computer Science programs in the country (think: where are Microsoft and Amazon headquartered?), etc., but a lot of students miss out every year on a great school because of their weird deadline.

November 30th:

All University of California campuses, including:

December 1st:

All Rutgers campuses,
New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden
Gonzaga (but "will take late applications until February 1st")
Stanford but only if you're doing an arts supplement.
Texas A&M (TAMU)—College Station
University of Southern California for film school applicants only
All University of Texas campuses (priority deadline), including UT Austin, UT Dallas, etc.
Again, I bet at least one or two other big state schools are in this category. Help me out.

December 4th:

California Polytechnic (Cal Poly)
All California State Campuses (CSU) (I’m not listing all 23 campuses)

December 15th

*University of San Diego (but accepts applications through February 1st for "Late Consideration")

SCHOLARSHIPS

Many schools offer consideration for scholarships for those who apply by a certain deadline. These can be either Priority Deadlines (you have a better chance of scholarships if you apply before) or Hard Deadlines (do or die deadlines where if you miss it, they won't consider you for merit). Priority Deadlines marked with a +, Hard Deadlines marked with a $.
These I actually just found on one long list from a few years ago so I haven't double checked to make sure the dates are still correct. I also I haven't filled in Priority or Hard but I'll try to go through and fill those in like next week or something. If someone wants to do that now, though, that'd be rad as hell tho.

October 15st:

University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill (Morehead-Cain Scholarship, in state; OOS October 1st)
University of Central Florida (I'd check other Florida schools as well)

November 1st:

Indiana University (IU)
Michigan State
North Carolina State University (NCSU) (Parks Scholarship; school endorsement should actually be done by October 15th)
Ohio State University—Columbus
Purdue
Texas Christian University (TCU)
University of Maryland—College Park
University of Georgia (UGA) (Foundation Fellowship—internationals and OOS can get this)
University of Texas—Austin (UT—Austin) (even earlier than the normal deadline)

November 15th :

Emory $
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) (special COVID scholarship deadline)
Loyola University Maryland
The Ohio State University (OSU) (Maximus, Provost, and Trustees scholarships)
University of South Carolina
UNC and Duke's Robertson Scholarship

December 1st:

Boston University
Claremont McKenna
Clemson
College of Charleston
Creighton
Grinnell
Hampton
John Carroll University
Loyola University Chicago
Saint Louis University
Transylvania University
University of Connecticut—Storrs
University of Illinois—Chicago (UIC) +
University of Southern California (USC) $
University of Richmond
University of Rochester (including the IB scholarship)
Vanderbilt
Virginia Tech (Presidential Scholarship)
Washington & Lee

December 15th:

University of Alabama

December 20th

Duke (priority deadline for interviews)
&
Again, please help me add any schools I've missed!
Team work makes the dream work.
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2020.10.02 03:06 bleakmidwinter Flair Request Thread (10/2020)

You can find the current list of flairs available below. If you don't see the flair you want on the list you can put in a request. For a new flair to be added it needs to meet the following requirements:
MLS
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NISA
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NASL
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  • Hartford Bicentennials
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  • Jacksonville Tea Men
  • KC Spurs
  • LA Aztecs
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  • Miami Gatos
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  • Minnesota Kicks
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  • New England Tea Men
  • New York Cosmos (1978)
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  • Oakland Clippers
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  • Philadelphia Atoms
  • Philadelphia Fury
  • Philadelphia Spartans
  • Pittsburgh Phantoms
  • Portland Timbers (1975)
  • Portland Timbers (1976)
  • Portland Timbers (1981)
  • Rochester Lancers (1970)
  • San Antonio Thunder (1975)
  • San Antonio Thunder (1976)
  • San Diego Jaws
  • San Diego Sockers
  • San Diego Toros
  • San Francisco Gales
  • San Jose Earthquakes (1976)
  • Seattle Sounders (1974)
  • Seattle Sounders (1983)
  • St. Louis Stars
  • Tampa Bay Rowdies (1975)
  • Team America
  • Team Hawaii
  • Toronto Blizzard
  • Toronto Falcons
  • Toronto Metros
  • Tulsa Roughnecks (1978)
  • Vancouver Royals
  • Vancouver Whitecaps (1974)
  • Vancouver Whitecaps (1979)
  • Washington Darts
  • Washington Diplomats (1977)
  • Washington Diplomats (1981)
  • Washington Whips
Other
  • AC St. Louis
  • Aurora Borealis
  • Austin Aztex
  • Bethlehem Steel FC (1905)
  • Bugeaters FC
  • California Jaguars
  • Fall River Marksmen
  • FC Denver
  • Florida Soccer Soldiers
  • Gold Coast Inter AFC
  • Harrisburg City Islanders
  • Keene FC
  • Madison 56ers
  • Milwaukee Bavarians
  • North Texas Rayados
  • OKC 1889
  • Orlando City (USL)
  • RWB Adria Chicago
  • Santa Fe Wanderers
  • MLS Cup
  • Supporters Shield
  • Wooden Spoon
  • USOC Trophy
NOTE
I know the list is a little out of date. I will update it during the offseason.
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2020.10.01 01:26 thewalkingdragon Glorybringer and The Age Gap

TW: Mentions of ped/phi/ia & grooming 
!!! DISCLAIMER !!! Note - Please actually read the post before commenting.
The only people who should be criticized for continuing to support Glorybringer are those who try to justify the age gap or refuse to see what's wrong with it even after being educated.Anybody who has simply done art about it, supported it in the past, or is unaware/ignorant to the reasons as to why this ship is problematic should not be attacked. Tell them why, you may even link to this post if you'd like.
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Intro
With the ban of Glorybringer on Amino, I've seen an influx of people trying to justify Glorybringer and criticizing the Amino mods for banning it. This post is meant to tell people why it's a problematic ship and to kick back at any arguments for it.
Also, as a side note, Deathbringer's age came from the Assassin Winglet.
Also also, I do not necessarily think you are a pedophile for liking this ship. This was a massive mistake on Tui's end. I only have a problem with you when you insist on defending and justifying the age gap.
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The Age Gap
When Glory and Deathbringer met, Glory was canonically a teenager and Deathbringer was a fully grown adult.
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Calculations In this scenario, we will assume 7 years is equal to 18 years.
Glory's Canon Age: 7 dragon years
Deathbringer's Canon Age: 13 dragon years
18:7 years18 divided by 7you get 2.5713 times 2.57about 33
If we go off these calculations, an 18 year old is dating a 33 year old. (Reasoning as to why her being a "legal adult" isn't relevant will be elaborated on later in this post).
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Tui's Word This is what Tui said about dragon ages."What is the age to human years?Tui: Well, four to seven are teens, seven to eight are young adults, and everything above adults. "
While it doesn't 100% support the previous calculations, it's still really gross because it means that Deathbringer pursued Glory as a teenager while he was well into adulthood.
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More Literal Calculations
How it'll be done: the numbers in each ratio will be divided by each other, then the average between the two different numbers will be found.
Here are our age ranges:
Human
Teen/Adolescence: 10-19
Young Adult: 19-35
Adult: 35 & up
Dragon
Teen: 4-7
Young Adult: 7-8
Adult: 8 & up
Ratios
Teens 10:4
19:7
Young Adult 19:7
35:8
Adult 35:8 & up
For teens, the ratio is about: 2.605For young adults, the ratio is about: 3.5425For adults, the ratio is about: 4.375
And if we apply this to Glory and Deathbringer...
Glory 6 dragon years, 15-16 human years 7 dragon years, 18 human years (teen ratio); 24-25 human years (young adult ratio)
Deathbringer 12 dragon years, 52-53 human years 13 dragon years, 56-57 human years
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Glory and Deathbringer's relationship started between 5011-5012. Glory's human age wouldn't be anything above 22 during the time they officially get together, based on their interactions in TDS and TBN.
But Deathbringer being between 50 and 60 years old is obviously ridiculous, so the 2.57 calculation is probably a lot more preferable even if it doesn't totally line up.
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Rebuttal(s) There are many common arguments used by people who try to justify Glorybringer. I will be addressing the one stable argument I'm aware of.
"Glory is a legal adult now."
  1. Glory and Deathbringer met and had implied romantic interest while she was a teenagebefore she reached legal adulthood.
  2. That doesn't change the iffy moral and predatory implications. It can still be pedophilia even if it's technically legal.
Deathbringer still pursued her as a child. Not to mention that the brain doesn't reach mental maturity until about the age of 25. Nobody in Deathbringer's age range pursues somebody that young without some kind of malicious intent. Grooming is still possible in this situations and I can't express how important that is to understand.
"They're dragons, not humans."Yes, but they are very clearly based off of humans and have plenty of human qualities. And the "dragons mature faster" argument doesn't really apply to this situation based on Tui's given age ranges.
"The calculations aren't accurate/it's just a theory."Again, even if the calculations aren't accurate if we base it purely off of what Tui said it's even more problematic because Deathbringer was well into adulthood when he decided to flirt with a teenager.
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Tui's Age System
This is a very valid argument that I rarely see people use, and when I do see it, it's usually paired with one of the previous arguments I mentioned.
Tui obviously paid no attention to the ages in this series. There are ridiculous age gaps in other areas of the series, it's just that they're either stupid and/or relatively harmless so nobody really cares about those as much as Glorybringer.
To be fair, the easiest solution to this mess is to headcanon Assassin never happened. It was that Winglet that screwed everything up. But, if you do decide to do this, you must acknowledge that and you must stay aware of why it's still not a good ship morally.
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Conclusion Obviously, Tui did not intend for this age gap to be created and had no malicious intent. But that doesn't change the fact that it canonically exists and a lot of arguments floating around do not bring this up.
Just pretending the implications and problems aren't there is still very bad, even if you don't support pedophilia. You have to acknowledge these things, because it's still there and it's still wrong.
Liking Glorybringer isn't inherently bad, his age isn't mentioned in the main series anyway. However, when you are made aware of the problems, you can't ignore it or try to justify these things. That is extremely problematic and shows a lack of understanding about the weight of these implications and issues.
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Resources
https://www.deviantart.com/xthedragonrebornx/journal/Tui-and-Questions-Answered-691255321
https://wingsoffire.fandom.com/wiki/Timeline
https://bigthink.com/mind-brain/adult-brain?rebelltitem=2#rebelltitem2
https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?ContentTypeID=1&ContentID=3051
https://www.britannica.com/science/adolescence
https://www.healthline.com/health/parenting/when-do-babies-become-toddlers#:~:text=According%20to%20the%20Centers%20for,and%203%20are%20considered%20toddlers.
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2020.09.29 19:15 knowbody_you_no22 Monday Night Trivia - Singles and Doubles

I hosted a trivia game last name that was meant to be played by individuals rather than teams. The scoring was standard until the final round, where people lost a point for each incorrect guess. I can't include the visual round here, so it will impossible for you to accurately compare scores, but the winning score was 33. Let me know what you think.
General Trivia Round #1:
  1. Directed by Wolfgang Petersen, what 1984 English-language West German fantasy film was, at the time of its release, the most expensive film ever produced outside the United States or Soviet Union?
  2. What Union general, nicknamed the "Old Snapping Turtle", is best remembered for defeating Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Gettysburg?
3. Not counting national monuments, national historical parks and the like, what is the only national park in the state of Idaho?
  1. Although she died in 2017 before making it to "Z", Sue Grafton did manage to publish 25 novels in her "Alphabet Series" featuring what former police officer turned private investigator?
  2. Taken from the shortened name of a famous English physicist, what is the 5-letter SI unit for electrical capacitance, that is, the ability of a body to store an electrical charge?
  3. Although Mount Everest is the world's tallest mountain as measured relative to sea level, the summit of Chimborazo is the furthest from the Earth's center due to the planet's equatorial bulge. In what country is Chimborazo located?
  4. What territory became the 45th U.S. state on January 4, 1896?
  5. Muhammad Ali's fifth and final defeat of his career came on Dec. 11, 1981 to Jamaica's Trevor Berbick, after which he retired with a career record of 56-5. Other than Trevor Berbick, name 3 of the 4 boxers who also defeated "The Greatest". (1 point)
  6. Although the geology proved unsuitable for building to the originally planned height of one mile, a stalled construction project in what Arabian peninsular city on the Red Sea is still planned to be the first building to reach a height of 1 km, roughly 591 ft. taller than Dubai's Burj Khalifa?
  7. What is the 2-word Latin term for a judicial proceeding where the opposing party has not received notice nor is present?

Mini-Themed Round #1
Three Questions on Microbiology
  1. What process in sexually-reproducing organisms is used to produce sperm or egg cells, accomplished through two rounds of cell division that result in four haploid cells with only one copy of each chromosome?
  2. Living cells get their fuel by converting sugars & acids to carbon dioxide & energy via what 8-step cycle named for a German biochemist?
  3. O negative is the universal donor, but what human blood type is the universal recipient?
Three Questions on U.S. Presidents
  1. What figure of the American Revolution eulogized George Washington as being, "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen"?
  2. What POTUS fathered the most children with 15, and is the earliest president to still have surviving grandchildren, through his son Lyon?
  3. After leaving the White House, what POTUS and his family were saved from a life of poverty when Mark Twain offered him a 70% royalty for his "Personal Memoirs"?
Four Questions on 90s Movies
  1. Sixteen years after gaining fame for a very different kind of movie, who directed the 1995 sequel "Babe: Pig in the City", named by Rolling Stone magazine as the 55th best film of the decade?
  2. Written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, what animated fantasy film, released in Japan in 1997 and the U.S. in 1999, tells the story of a prince named Ashitaka, and his involvement in a struggle between the gods of a forest and the humans who consume its resources?
  3. Widely regarded as one of the best documentaries ever made, the 1994 film "Hoop Dreams" tracks the high school basketball careers of Arthur Agee and William Gates in what U.S. city?
  4. According to Cher Horowitz in "Clueless": "Searching for a boy in high school is as useless as searching for meaning in a _________ movie." What is the name of the actor and comedian who fills that blank?

General Trivia Round #2:
  1. The "Triple Crown of Hiking" in the United States consists of the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and what trail that runs from Glacier National Park in Montana to the Crazy Cook Monument at New Mexico's southern border?
  2. What porcelain figurines, which became popular after American soldiers started sending them home as gifts after World War II, are based on sketches by the Bavarian nun for which they are named?
  3. Although Psalms has the most chapters of any book in the Bible, it is only the third longest by word count. What Bible book, named for a major Old Testament prophet, is the longest at 33,002 words?
  4. After 43 years without ratifying a new amendment to the U.S. Constitution, two new amendments were completed in 1913. The first of these permitted Congress to levy a national income tax, but what did the latter amendment ratified that year concern?
  5. In the novel "Jane Eyre", what is the first name of the French girl for whom the title character is hired by Mr. Rochester to serve as governess?
  6. Although Hiram Revels became the first African-American U.S. Senator during Reconstruction, it wasn't until 1966 that what Massachusetts Attorney General became the first African-American senator elected by popular vote?
  7. With music, lyrics and book by Anais Mitchell, what musical based on a Greek myth led the 2019 Tony Awards with 14 nominations and 8 wins, including Best Musical?
8. Many famous celebrities, including Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster and Marilyn Monroe are buried at the Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles. What trait is shared by the graves of George C. Scott, Frank Zappa, and Roy Orbison, who were all laid to rest there as well?
9. After Luciano Pavarotti popularized "Nessun Dorma" during the 1990 World Cup in Italy, he was joined by Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras to perform it at the next three World Cup Finals in Los Angeles, Paris, and Yokohama, respectively. From what Puccini opera, set in China, is the aria taken?
  1. In economics, what term refers to a market in which a single buyer substantially controls the market as the major purchaser of goods and services offered by many would-be sellers? Fighter jets are one such example of this imperfect market condition, the name of which sounds very similar to its more well-known inverse.

Mini-Themed Round #2
Three Images of Famous Miniseries: Lonesome Dove, The Pacific, V
Three Images of "B"irds: bustard, boobie, barred owl
Four Images of Islands: Baffin Island, Sulawesi, Grenada, Rhodes

Jeopardy Round
1. What Middle Eastern country is led by the House of Al Thani, whose ancestors settled in the area around the 1720s?
  1. There are only four eons on the geologic time scale dating back to the Earth's formation approximately 4.6 billion years ago. Name any one of them.
3. Sister to fellow poets Robert and James Russell, what woman won the Pulitzer Prize in 1926? (First and last name required.)
  1. What businessman and politician became President of Mexico in 2000, thus becoming the first presidential candidate to defeat the Institutional Revolutionary Party since the election of Francisco Madero in 1910?
  2. In 1983 what Apple computer bearing a feminine name was released with a price tag of $9,995, thus becoming the first commercially available personal computer with a mouse?
  3. What Portuguese nobleman is credited as the first European to discover Brazil, after he made landfall there in April 1500, upon which he claimed it for the King of Portugal?
7. What former Murray State Racer, who was taken with the #2 pick in the 2019 NBA draft, won NBA Rookie of the Year for the 2019-2020 season?
8. What U.S. State Quarter features a schoolhouse with a teacher and students planting a tree, and is based on a Grant Wood painting titled "Arbor Day"?
  1. More than a century before Futurama introduced us to "Marilyn Monroebots", what 19th century comic ballet tells the story of a doctor who creates a doll so beautiful and lifelike that village youth Franz ditches his fiance Swanhilda for it?
  2. Dubbed the "Queen of the Curve" by The Guardian, what late British-Iraqi architect became the first woman to win the Pritzker Prize in 2004?
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2020.09.22 16:02 gopenn2010 A 25 year old Senior Accountant making $71,000 in New York City spends money on Bumble premium.

Here is my week from 9/14-9/20, all masked up.
*mental health, body image and food discussed\*
Section One: Assets and Debt Use this section to explain your current financial picture at large.
Section Two: Income
Main Job Monthly Current Take Home:
Any Other Monthly Income Here
Section Three: Expenses
Section Four: The nitty gritty
Monday:
8:30AM: I wake up and make coffee out of my two year old coffee maker. I use trader joe’s light roast ground coffee. I finish the last of the oat milk. I need to pick up more milk/milk substitute.
9:00AM: Work. I can’t tell if I’m rested or not. I woke up in a panic around 3 AM two nights in a row. It’s probably my period hormones. I’m also wearing bikini bottoms as underwear.
11:30AM: Leftover chicken and couscous that I made last night. Fried some chilis in oil and added a runny egg on top.
5:00PM: Do I dare nip out and pick up some milk? I do it and bring my work phone. Almond breeze is on sale for $3.99.
6:00PM: I am technically not on a client today, so I sign off.
6:30PM: Dinner is frozen trader joe’s meatballs and asparagus and some noodles I found in my fridge. I really, really love trader joe’s. Their wine store should have a punch card. One free bottle every ten bottles purchased. I have a glass of sonoma valley chardonnay.
7:30PM: I drop to the mat and do 50 reps on each side of my favorite abs, legs/glutes and arms moves. Accouterments include resistance bands and free weights. Takes about 30 minutes.
8:30PM: Someone asks me out for Thursday. I text back yes. While we’re on this dating topic, have you noticed that Bumble removed their two free advanced filters? I cave and get the lifetime premium version. $149.99. I don’t think I’ll disclose what two filters I care about, but feel free to guess and judge. laughing crying emoji
Tuesday:
9:00AM: Cold snap last night, and my forgiving bed is oh so forgiving.
9:30AM: Coffee with almond milk and work. But first, I order tea tree oil from amazon with a gift card. $9.00 It’s my antiseptic of choice (diluted) when something isn’t severe enough for neosporin.
12:30PM Lunch is chicken and couscous again. Today I add parm to the whole mess.
3:00PM Stretch break. I drink water and eat strawberries. Is health and wellness my passion now?
5:00PM Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Time for BBQ salmon and asparagus. Also time for wine. I shoot a quick email even though it’s annoying to be emailing after 5pm.
7:30PM I half heartedly workout but I’m a little distracted. My friend got stood up by a first date today. I was skeptical about this prospective date, but I’m glad my friend didn’t waste any more time on this person. Better luck next time!
10:00PM Bedtime. Asparagus makes my pee smell weird.
Wednesday:
8:30AM: Up and at them. Coffee with almond milk in hand.
9:00AM: I moved up today’s first meeting so that I can…
9:30AM: ...also attend a second meeting for another team.
1:00PM: Third meeting of the day. I’m basically late because I got distracted making a flowchart of first date protocols. I guess my friend getting stood up yesterday really ticked me off. The flowchart walks you through everything from matching to walking into your first date venue. My neurosis has no bounds. The flowchart is shared in the group chat. I eat lunch.
2:00PM: I signed up for a professional organization talk on epidemiology. The registration fee is $25 but the firm will pay for it.
3:30PM: Trading desk calls me and I accidentally hang up the first time because I didn’t save their number. I call back and work ensues. I thank him for calling and he says it’s nice to talk on the phone now (wfh problems). I say that it’s better than mumbling to yourself which I do nowadays. We laugh.
4:00PM: A different friend refuses to cut things off with an awful ex. She has previously admitted she is terrified of being alone. I beg her to focus on studying for her certs. She’s a grown woman with a full time job and volunteering hours. She doesn’t work for Teaching A Grown Man How to Act, Incorporated. I offer to slap her for free, friends and family discount.
6:00PM: It is time to venture out and get some vegetables. I have one more serving of asparagus, but I just can’t. Can’t. Not tonight. I buy four small tomatoes on the vine, one large green bell pepper and one jumbo eggplant. $4.59
6:30PM: Dinner is the remaining trader joe’s turkey meatballs and roasted eggplant. I don’t know what liquid smoke is (lol a chemical) but it makes the smoked paprika smell SO good. Also a glass of wine. The chardonnay is now kicked.
9:00PM: Early bedtime.
Thursday:
9:00AM: And my friend (birthday girl) invites me to go to the Hamptons with her and three others this weekend. It is technically a kidnapping since they’re whisking the girl clowning over her ex out of the city so she physically cannot go see him. I have such intense FOMO I can feel my eye twitching. One of the few blessings of wfh. Birthday girl is doing remote law school with Cornell and Clown girl is taking a firm sabbatical to study. And I suppose I shall wither away in my apartment - Whiny girl. There are too many variables for me to be comfortable going (people and location wise), and I don’t want to be holding everyone back or bringing people down. A friendship that insists upon agreement on all things is not worth its name.
2:00PM: Eating leftover meatballs and eggplant. Got a surprise email that I’ve been awarded a monetary performance bonus. This could be in increments of a couple hundred dollars up to maybe a thousand. I’ve received 2 grand this year. (Not included in the salary above, but I utilize it as part of my salary since it’s a known fact my line of work is underpaid compared to industry.)
4:00PM: Date asks to reschedule for tomorrow. Apologizes profusely but I’m annoyed...maybe? To be completely honest, I’m too giddy over the surprise $600 to be anything but :p!
6:00PM: I heat up chicken shumai and have a tomato. I can’t explain my meals today.
7:00PM: Seltzer, strawberries and raw thai chilis. It’s a virgin cocktail! With a bite.
7:30PM: Workout time! I have my favorite videos for abs and lower body. Arms and shoulders are the bane of my existence, but that’s when I use the free weights and just count reps as I watch Netflix.
10:00PM: I fall asleep rewatching old episodes of Madam Secretary. Ah, to imagine a parallel universe...
Friday:
9:00AM: Today is payday. I check and see that my 401k max deduction has kicked in. Guess who now has a bi weekly take home of ~700? This girl. I’ll be close to my max contribution by 12/31. I don’t have many feelings about it, since math wise it’s just a rebalancing between my checking and retirement and a bit of tax deferral. However, This does mean that next I have to keep an eye on interest rates and get firm pre-approval for HYSAs that I’m interested in. Independence is paramount but sucky. Please leave your recommendations below! I’ll check to see if I’m able to open an account with them. Fingers crossed interest rates recover by next year.
12:30PM: Work is slow today. I heat up the rest of the chicken shumai and roast another batch of eggplant. Since I’m already there, I make another batch of chicken/tomato/couscous/parm. This will be dinner and probably lunch at some point.
*Fridge report: we now have one tomato and one green bell pepper left! I am very good with my protein, fat and fiber. But I struggle with adding carbs because I used to count macros in my “dua lipa is my religion” phase in school. Have you seen her arms? Her abs? Her voice? I made it to 130 lbs but it wasn’t sustainable since my natural state is around 120 lbs. I was eating peanut butter at midnight just to make my goals. And there were never enough carbs or sugar allotted for the day, so I became very stingy with them. Now I remind myself that at least one meal a day has to have some sort of rice, couscous, pasta, potato or farro base. Still not a fan of sugar. Dessert, in my opinion, is a wellness/mental health/social thing. Not really a part of my food pyramid since I get enough sugar from my fruit and vegetables. *
7:00PM: I walk to my date. It is so windy by the water that the menu is torn from the laminate and I watch as the next table’s burrata rolls off their plate. Date walks me home.
9:00PM: I group facetime with my college friends. We debrief on a weekly basis. The Seattle engineer sends us a link of a 25 year old Youtuber closing on a place in Palm Springs and how much she spent in a week. $400 on plants!? The one in med school invites us to come visit, although she warns that her rotations take up the bulk of her time. The civil engineer in LA brainstorms ways to get out of chit chatting with her housemates when she gets home. I do an OOTD of my old reformation dress that I wore that day.
Saturday:
9:00AM: I have a headache. Might have been the wind last night or the fact that I kept my bedroom window wide open. I read emails in bed. No work fires. I think about Ruth Bader Ginsburg. What an exceptional woman. There is no room for mediocre women in the world, but so much room for mediocre men.
12:00PM: I get up. Chug water, coffee and take Advil. The day will come when this post hangover checklist no longer works. I pick up large brown eggs on sale for $2.99, Eggos - two boxes on sale for $4 and two packs of ramen. Total: $11. I eat my eggos with butter and honey. I glance at the nutrient breakdown - it’s almost real food. I clean the apartment.
6:30PM: I call my parents. Mom rambles on about orchids and my dad asks whether or not you could get addicted to workout endorphins. I send my dad a couple of medical journals with contradicting opinions. That’ll keep him occupied for the night.
7:30PM: I put on a jacket and meet my date. I’m still wearing the same dress. Have you seen the Netflix show, Dating Around? There’s live music at the venue. The server shows us exactly how they want us to sit so we’re far enough from the other outdoor diners. It is cold. I ponder on how well the 25% indoor capacity will work come 9/30.
10:30PM: Bedtime.
Sunday:
10:00AM: I get up and respond to texts. I feel so lame compared to some of my friends. How are people awake at 2AM? It throws off the next day for me. I take my multivitamins and brush my teeth with my troll’s toothbrush. (Kid toothbrushes are smaller and they’re easier on my gums.) Am I both a child and grandmother in a singular flesh prison?
1PM: Scavenge my own leftovers. I will have to do another big food shop next week. I usually spend $100 every two weeks on groceries. It is strategic. Think staples of frozen chicken tenderloin, seafood, veggies and fruit. I usually have two types of liquor and either wine/hard seltzer on hand. My alcohol budget is $100/month.
2:30PM: I order shampoo from Amazon with my gift card. What shampoos do you like? I got the Ren Pure biotin and collagen one, a staple since school. No sodium chloride, sulfates or dyes. Very bland packaging, just the way I like it. (*$7 for 32oz.) I have stubborn hair. She wears me - I don’t style her.
6:00PM: I head to my date downtown. We walk the dog. Talk about pet insurance.
10:00PM: I mentally go through my work checklist for the upcoming week as I wind down. I sleep better when I can visualize what is ahead. Uncertainty is not exciting for me, although I dare say learning to manage uncertainty will be one of my major plot lines in this lifetime.
Week breakdown:
Food + Drink : $19.6
Fun / Entertainment : $150
Home + Health: $10(gift card)
Clothes + Beauty: $7.6 (gift card)
Transport: prepaid metro card $0
Other: My monthly home expenses were also charged this week. Please see above. ~$150
Initial thoughts:
I am so excited. It’s not every day I allow myself to fight with strangers on the internet. But now that I am the subject matter, takes earrings off
Final thoughts:
This was a standard week for me. I enjoy the pendulum metaphor, where you don’t try to pit priorities against each other or try to cover all bases all the time, but try to swing back and forth as needed. Some weeks are work heavy, some weeks are dedicated to family or friends, some weeks I’m helping with firm volunteer targets. It is a privilege to be able to swing back and forth without consequence. I also received confirmation from NY Division of Housing that my apartment is in fact rent stabilized. I also see the rent charged for tenants dating back to 1990. This is fascinating.
Breakdown:
Friendship time: 1.5 hr facetime. 1 hr phone call.
Dating time: Three evenings.
Family time: 2 phone calls.
Education time: 1 professional talk, half a book. The book had a sensitive subject matter that still lingers, albeit negatively, in my mind.
Career time: Standard. Positively recognized.
Social justice/Volunteer time: Lacking this week. I would like to donate something in memory of RBG, please recommend? Doesn’t have to be political, but female empowerment would be nice.
All in all, good hustle out there! Grab an orange slice, walk it off. Onto the next.
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2020.09.19 19:06 Phalinx666 $2-3K New PC for Cyberpunk

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
Gaming, hoping to run Cyberpunk on Max, maybe streaming down the road.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
Around $3000
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.
When ever 3080s are actually available.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
Case, motherboard, CPU, EVGA 3080, 32G of RAM, 1TB SSD, (not sure how large of a secondary HDD I want or need, at least 2TB, power supply, liquid cooling, maybe a sound card, and a new 27", 1ms 4K monitor. Windows 10 Home 64Bit.
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?
I live in Rochester, NY. I'm leaning on buying a prebuilt PC from IBuyPower or a similar company, not sure if they're still the best to order PCs from or not.
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
I'll be using my Razer Deathadder Chroma and Razer Blackwidow
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
I'd like to have one build already overclocked or better optimized than I could do (BIOS noob)
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)
I want to build the best gaming PC around a 3080 and a powerful CPU. Would like it as close to future proof as possible while still being able to upgrade down the line.
What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.
I have a 100/10 wired internet connection.
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?
Black case with minimal LED lighting, windowed, that prioritized cooling and airflow.
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
I do need to upgrade to Windows 10. I think Windows 10 Home 64Bit is best for gaming?
Extra Info:
I could build a PC myself but I don't know how to properly optimize it all in BIOS to get max performance out of everything. I'd like to order a PC prebuild if possible, but only currenly know IBuyPower. Are there any other companies like them maybe closer to NY so I don't need to ship from CA? Thanks for your time and assistance!
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2020.09.18 19:03 jainuumj Seeking advice on sexual assault

A young friend of mine was drugged and assaulted on a date. Apart from filing a police report, what steps or help can they get in Rochester? Are there any pro bono lawyers or nonprofits who specialise in such cases? Any help would be appreciated.
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2020.09.18 01:15 Phalinx666 Looking for PC to run Cyberpunk on Max

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
Mostly Gaming and MAYBE streaming (single PC setup)
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
~ $3000
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.
Would like in time for new WoW xpack and Cyberpunk. Let's say Mid October?
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
(Disclaimer, I haven't bought a new PC in over 10 years and haven't built one in over 12, I'm a bit out of the loop when it comes to the latest and greatest parts other than GeForce 3080 is the new hotness. I don't even have a SSD yet)
I need a decent tower that isn't all RGB rainbow barf. Prioritize airflow and cooling. I need to upgrade to Windows 10 (not sure if home or pro is better for gaming), I currently have a 60hz, 1ms, 24" Acer monitor. I'd like to be able to do 4K gaming with highest fps possible with a single 3080 setup. I'd like an Intel CPU (I hear 10th editions are what you want because motherboards are changing to something new?) No idea about I-7 or 1-9, I assume I want the highest GHz possible for gaming? I'm a NVIDIA fan so for GPU, seems the obvious choice would be a 3080 from EVGA (but I assume these will be on backorder for a LOOOOOONG time as they've just been released today?) Motherboard I have no idea about, I guess one that will allow me to run a 3080 with a powerful CPU but also allow me to upgrade for years down the line. Power Supply needs to support a 3080 and also power future possible upgrades. And I'm completely ignorant when it comes to SSDs. I currently have 2x 1TB HHDs from Western Digital. I assume I wasnt a very fast 1TB SSD to run the OS and games I play the most on, with a backup 2+TB HDD to store media and less played games? I'm sure 2TB SSDs are crazy expensive, honestly in the dark when it comes to storage in modern PCs. I currently have a Sound Blaster sound card which I enjoy over the motherboard audio, def need to upgrade. And I would like Liquid cooling for the CPU. I'm good on speakers, mouse, and keyboard.
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?
I'm in Rochester, NY. I ordered my last PC from IBuyPower which shipped from CA. I'm sure there are better building sited much closer to home these days, just not aware of the best. Not sure what Microcenter is. On the fence about ordering a pre build PC vs building my own. I know where all parts go but I'm clueless when it comes to optimizing, overclocking, or messing around in BIOS.
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
I'd use my Razer Blackwidow Keyboard with my Razer Deathadder mouse.
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
I've overclocked my current CPU after having it for 5 years. I'm not comfortable with messing around in BIOS so if I were to order a pre build PC, would hope it would come optimized for the best gaming experience.
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)
I'm a huge INTEL / NVIDIA / EVGA fan. My main goal is to be able to run Cyberpunk 2077 on Max or as close to it as possible and have a PC that will semi future proof me without having the shell out a ton of $$
What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.
I have a 100/10 wired internet connection
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?
Currently have a Thermaletake case that has a few blue LED fans in it. I would like windowed but doesn't have to look like the RGB rainbow barf that many modern cases are going to. Customizable LEDs would be cool, but not if they cost a ton, I want to focus on the monitor and not have crazy lights on the side of my desk distracting me. Color - Black. Prefer airflow and cooling above all, as long as the fans are quiet.
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
Currently running Windows 7 Pro, I need to upgrade to Windows 10, not sure if home or pro is better for gaming. I see IBuyPower has USB backup versions in case you need to reformat or reinstall.
As I said above, I've been out of the PC building for over 10 years and haven't kept up on it. I don't know what's currently best, building vs buying pre built. I can build my own but don't have the knowledge to properly optimize the system through bios. I can order pro build, but you risk it getting damaged in shipping, and extended waiting periods due to COVID. Then again this could be the case buying parts from Newegg especially if I'm wanting a 3080 or 3070. Honestly all I'm really looking for is the best bang for my buck that will allow me to run Cyberpunk at or near Max and not have to spend over $3000. If that means waiting until 2021, I can wait.
Thank you for your time and assistance! Much appreciated!
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2020.09.17 22:05 autotldr Legal Ayahuasca Churches Are Spreading Across Canada

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To date, Health Canada has granted six federal exemptions for churches in Montreal, Toronto, and Winnipeg to allow them to import and use ayahuasca, a tea brewed from plants from South America containing harmaline and dimethyltryptamine, otherwise known as DMT, which is banned in the U.S. and Canada.
The Winnipeg church received support for their Health Canada exemption application from Jessica Rochester, the founder of the Ceu do Montreal, which uses ayahuasca, referred to as "The sacrament" in its ceremonies according to the tenets of the Brazilian religion Santo Daime.
As VICE previously reported, Rochester's Montreal church was one of the first two in Canada to receive an ayahuasca exemption in 2017 after more than a decade of trying.
Four other exemptions were granted to churches that use ayahuasca in Quebec, in Toronto, and now in Winnipeg.
Rochester said she is not aware of any other groups with pending exemption applications for ayahuasca, but warned there are plenty of unregulated, "Underground" ayahuasca ceremonies across the country taking place.
Durette would not say how many pending ayahuasca exemption applications Health Canada has received.
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2020.09.17 07:05 coRvid_ice_elation ¿6Ɩ-pIΛOƆ ɟo pǝᴉp ʎllɐǝɹ ǝʌɐɥ ǝldoǝd ʎuɐW ʍoH

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

After six months of intermittent or in some cases near-continuous lockdowns, many have reached their limit and uprisings are finally emerging around the world. The last week of August 2020 saw gatherings of tens of thousands of individuals in Berlin,1 London2 and Dublin,3 protesting stay-at-home orders, business closures, mask and vaccine mandates and Bill Gates’ dictatorial grip on public health matters.
In the U.S., a protest took place August 30, 2020, in Boston, Massachusetts, against a new student flu vaccination mandate,4 and in Virginia, protesters gathered September 2 in opposition of unconstitutional COVID-19 mandates.5
These are just a few of the many demonstrations that have taken place in recent weeks around the world, as people are starting to realize their human rights are being stripped away over a virus with a lethality on par with that of seasonal influenza and other pandemic viruses, none of which was responded to with a global shutdown of economies and forced quarantining of healthy individuals.

COVID-19 — A Massive Brainwashing Scheme?

In recent weeks and months, more and more experts have come out sharing what they know about the roles of Big Tech, Big Pharma and global health organizations such as the World Health Organization in the creation of a new technocratic world order.
If you missed my interview with financial analyst Patrick Wood, in which he details the technocratic take-over plan, which has been in play for decades, be sure to review it now. Other articles shedding light on what’s happening behind the scenes include “Harvard Professor Exposes Google and Facebook,” featuring a documentary with professor Shoshana Zuboff, and “Plandemic Part 2.”
When you start to put all the puzzle pieces together, it seems clear this pandemic is being used as a cover story for both a global wealth redistribution scheme, and for the implementation of a technocratic system of totalitarian rule by unelected leaders.
The WHO seems to be part and parcel of this global network. While the U.S. has severed ties with the organization, Big Tech is still promoting the WHO as a final arbiter of which views are acceptable and which are not — medical expertise and scientific achievements be damned.
As reported by Reclaim the Net,6 the WHO eavesdrops on everything you do online, from reviewing your social media interactions to analyzing your emotions. To counteract “spread of misleading information” about the pandemic — which was a key area of focus during Event 201 — the WHO has partnered with an analytics company that uses machine learning analysis to scan more than 1.6 million social media posts per week.
The aim of this “social listening approach”— a nicer term than good old-fashioned spying — is to counteract anything that doesn’t align with the WHO’s current narrative on illnesses, treatments, interventions and causes of disease.
Aiding them in this dystopian censoring process is the United Nations, which has launched an army of 10,000 digital volunteers who troll the internet for “false” information and opposing views.
On top of that, most social media platforms have their own highly biased "fact-checkers" who censor for all they’re worth. Back in April 2020, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, wife of Google product director Dennis Troper, announced they would ban and remove any video from the platform that contradicts the WHO.7
Countless examples of wanton censorship of perfectly valid medical and scientific information across all social media platforms and Google can be found at this point.

Just How Deadly Is COVID-19?

According to groundbreaking data8 recently released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 6% of the total COVID-19-related deaths in the U.S. had COVID-19 listed as the sole cause of death on the death certificate.
Six percent of 169,044 (the total death toll as of September 2) is 10,143. “For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death,” the CDC states. As reported by Rochester First,9 the top underlying medical conditions included influenza, pneumonia, respiratory failure, high blood pressure, diabetes, dementia, heart problems and renal failure.
However, the list also includes 5,424 intentional and unintentional injury and poisoning deaths, so basically, accidents and suicides in which the individual just happened to test positive (or was suspected of being positive for SARS-CoV-2) are also included in the grand total.
(Please note, these data were accurate as of this writing. The CDC does not notate when data is altered as new death certificates come in, so the numbers may therefore be different from what is reported here, depending on when you’re looking at it. For the most up-to-date figures, see the CDC’s website.10)
The fact that only 6% of COVID-19-related deaths are directly attributable to SARS-CoV-2 is bad news when you’re trying to keep a doomsday narrative going. In what appears to be a blatant attempt to minimize exposure of these data, social media platforms have censored many trying to share it.11
As noted by independent news commentator Tim Pool in the video below, fact-checkers are digging into nitpicky semantics in their effort to censor the CDC data, and in so doing, they’re really stretching the “false” claim ultrathin.
https://youtu.be/FkvES1hHWFw
Similar data have emerged from Palm Beach County, Florida, where an investigation by CBS 1212 I-Team revealed only 86 of the reported 658 COVID-19 deaths had “COVID-19 pneumonia” listed as the sole cause of death.
All others had multiple comorbidities, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and dementia. As noted by CBS 12, “Most Palm Beach County COVID deaths cannot be attributed to COVID alone.”
While Dr. Terry Adirim, senior associate dean at the Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine, told the I-Team that “it makes sense to count them [people with comorbid conditions] toward COVID deaths because the virus may have made an otherwise nonfatal illness like a heart condition deadly,” the converse argument can also be made.
Had it not been for them having one or more serious comorbidities, the risk of the virus to these individuals would have been minuscule, and if they got sick at all, they’d probably have survived. So, ultimately, should the virus bear the brunt of the blame?

Infection Fatality Rate on Par With the Flu

Keeping the “killer virus” narrative going much longer is probably going to become even more difficult in light of a September 2, 2020 article13 in Annals of Internal Medicine, which points out that:
“Because many cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are asymptomatic, generalizable data on the true number of persons infected are lacking, and that when calculating mortality rates from confirmed cases, you end up overestimating the infection fatality ratio (IFR).”
The paper reads, in part:14
“To calculate a true infection fatality ratio, population prevalence data are needed from large geographic areas where reliable death data also exist … We combined prevalence estimates from a statewide random sample with Indiana vital statistics data of confirmed COVID-19 deaths.
In brief, our stratified random sample consisted of state residents aged 12 years and older. Known decedents and incarcerated persons were excluded. Because nursing homes were limiting residents' ability to leave and re-enter the facilities, their participation was unlikely.
Participants were tested from 25 April to 29 April 2020 for active viral infection and SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, which would indicate prior infection … We calculated the IFR by age, race, sex, and ethnicity on the basis of the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths as of 29 April 2020, divided by the number of infections.
Although nursing home residents were not tested, they represented 54.9% of Indiana's deaths. Thus, we excluded nursing home residents from all calculations (that is, deaths and infections).
To account for all infections, we added the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 during the testing period and noninstitutionalized COVID-19 deaths into the denominator …
Our random-sample study estimated 187 802 cumulative infections, to which 180 hospitalizations were added. The average age among all COVID-19 decedents was 76.9 years.
The overall noninstitutionalized infection fatality ratio was 0.26% … Persons younger than 40 years had an infection fatality ratio of 0.01%; those aged 60 or older had an infection fatality ratio of 1.71%. Whites had an infection fatality ratio of 0.18%; non-Whites had an infection fatality ratio of 0.59%.”
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