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2009.06.15 09:46 rufflesdance A place for Urban Design Geeks!
For everything that is about design mixed with urbanism! The design of urban furniture, the design of roads, of pedestrian areas, the design of traffic calming measures,...
2008.05.07 22:07 Free Software - Libre software and formats
"Free software" means software that respects users' freedom and community. Roughly, it means that the users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. Thus, "free software" is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of "free" as in "free speech," not as in "free beer".
2011.05.03 02:47 dreman Welcome to /r/short!
Welcome to /short: Celebrating being FUN SIZED for 10 years!
2023.06.08 11:43 mandoessmma This is what you need to do to succeed in 2023
If you are an online service provider, own an agency, or do any sort of coaching or consulting, You need to start posting more personal content as soon as possible. Start posting more about your lives, your daily rituals, etc.
This will help you develop a more personal bond with your followers (potential customers) and make them more loyal to you and your brand.
We have reached a point where it is very hard to trust people online with all these gurus running misleading ads 24/7. Customers are already irritated. If at this point too you become salesy and try selling your service all the time, well guess what, you are going to end up losing millions of dollars in revenue.
I mean sure, if you want to think small and do not want to scale your business then it's up to you, But look at the people sitting at the top of the industry and look at what they are doing.
Iman Gadzhi just started his own vlogs channel where he posts vlogs and snippets from his personal life, Alex and Leila Hormozi integrated vlog style day in life videos into their content and there are many more people doing this. Do you know what else is common between all of these entrepreneurs, all of them have massive 8 and 9-figure businesses and sit on the top of the industry.
So as an aspiring entrepreneur, It’s about time that you start doing this as well.
This kind of content is not only comparatively more engaging but it also helps in hooking a potential visitor into your account and converting just an impression into a loyal and engaged follower which can later be converted into a follower.
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2023.06.08 11:40 _SaltySalmon_ Need help choosing one of these used bikes
I used to bike avidly as a child, mainly because my father never drove a car. I'm trying to regain some of these memories while losing weight and mountain biking is huge where I live. I'm 299 pounds currently and 6'0" so bear this in mind for sizing.
I'm looking at getting an entry-level used bike currently and so far, I've found a few on Facebook that seem "good". If you wise people could offer some guidance, I would be very appreciative!
- Trek Verve 2 (all red, looks newer; Condition almost looks new) $360
- 24 gear Klien Bike (Must be old, but looks new; says it costed 2000 brand new; white and black; good condition) $350
- Trek 3700 3 series (I think I narrowed this down to 2013; good condition) $400
- Trek Marlin 7 (Looks like 2015; Seller is female, so I don't know if the bike is small?; A sticker under the seat says "19.5 something" and below that "18.5 actual"; great condition) $450
- Trek 4300 (looks older; 18"; great condition) $250
- Trek 820 (Definitely older; okay condition) $250
- Men's Trek 820 (Blue and white, looks newer, great condition) $200
- Trek 4900 Alpha (Purple and silver, maybe older model?; 17.5"; Great condition) $275
- Unknown Cannondale (All black; okay condition) $180
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2023.06.08 11:34 Ralfop Accelerated Pest Killer Widely used - Our product can be commonly been purchased & used in family, warehouse, store, hotel, hospital, office, room, garden, hotel, and other grain depots Works 24/7 - The repellent will constantly emit 20~55KHZ high-frequency ultrasonic wave so you will always be
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2023.06.08 11:27 Fragrant_Gas_7790 good places to live near laguna campus/arrows express pick-up points
planning to move to laguna so i can be closer to campus! those who ride arrows express within laguna lang, could you recommend any good condominiums or apartment buildings for rent near the laguna campus or the following pick-up points?
- Paseo de Santa Rosa
- Carmona Market Covered Walk (In front of Cavite State Universitv)
- Pavilion Mall
- Caltex Waltermart
- 7-Eleven (In front of Sto. Tomas Elementary School)
- Malamig (Tricycle Terminal)
the campus dorms look okay pero can’t have a room to yourself yata and there are no 1 brs
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2023.06.08 11:26 Luc78as I think I know where Jedi 3 story may be going [Jedi Survivor Story Spoilers]
- Empire is going after Cal's crew on Koboh there's a star destroyer in its sky but the only way Empire would get a way to Tanalor can be the data copy-pasted from the High Republic device that surely Cal and probably Bode used in ISB. All 3 compasses and coords Khri left behid Cal found. It's the only way Empire can get there if not going right behind the last jump of Cal's screw to Tanalor. The High Republic lazers are 200 years old tho.
- Getting Empire for the 3th time anywhere in main focus isn't going to feel rewarding. In 1st game they were the main focus, in 2nd game they were secondary focus, in 3th game they should feel even more backstaged. Empire could attack Tanalor in the middle of 3th Jedi game story like Chaos Raiders taking out Zee. High Republic lazers are 200 years old, Empire could do the last possible jump to Tanalor in which they would sent entire fleet of Star Destroyers but only some of them would survive. Cinematic of Empire fleet of star destroyers getting damaged by Koboh matter during their way to Tanalor would be epic.
- Cal's story has to go somewhere, it's not impossible to think there's at least another way to get into Tanalor, a way from and into Unknown Regions. What would force Cal's crew going in Unknown Regions from Tanalor? Well, there are some options. 1st is remnant of Nihil, if there's no tech on Tanalor to travel somewhere else than Koboh, which includes the same lazers like on Koboh, Cal's crew could use Nihil tech to travel wherever they came from. Nothing is really gone, something once created still is going to be around even if in small numbers. There are Separatist droids, there are Kamino clones and their clonning tech so then Nihil can still be around. 2nd option is Chiss, if they aren't going to be the enemy of Cal's crew then they can ask them for their help aganist Grysk or anybody else.
- There's no Jedi game without puzzles, 1st has Zeffo puzzles, 2nd has High Republic puzzles, 3th game from looks of things will have both. High Republic puzzles on Tanalor and Zeffo puzzles in Unknown Regions. As Cordova once said, the last clue of Zeffo he found was going into Unknown Regions.
- And it's damn obvious that Merrin and Cal romantic relationship is going to be developed even more in 3th Jedi game, there has to be some little story to fill the gaps between the larger one.
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2023.06.08 11:26 fit_vivant Lessons Learned from Ironman 70.3 Victoria 2023
I did Ironman 70.3 Victoria last month (my first tri!) I wanted to give a few tips re: logistics that I didn’t see elsewhere on reddit or on the race website. This is mostly for my fellow Americans.
· There are 3 Vancouvers: Vancouver, WA, Vancouver BC, and Vancouver Island. Vancouver, WA is very far away - it’s on the WA/OR border. Victoria BC is on Vancouver Island. Vancouver BC is not. Generally, you have to take a ferry to get to Vancouver Island from the US or Canada mainland.
· The “travel tips” video on the race website tells you to take the Victoria Clipper ferry from downtown Seattle. It does not tell you the Clipper is a pedestrian-only ferry (bikes OK, but no cars.) You will need a car for the race – see “Race Site” section, below. If you plan to walk-on to the Clipper and rent a car in Victoria, I recommend planning this a few months in advance. UbeLyft is not available in Victoria. Clipper tickets are $100+ and sell out very quickly in the summer.
· There is a car ferry to Victoria from Port Angeles, WA (Blackball/Coho ferry). There are currently only 3 boats per day; 8am, 12:45pm and 5:15pm. It costs about $80 each way. You’re charged a nominal fee (about $12) when making the reservation, then pay the rest when you arrive at the ferry dock. You are required to be at the dock a minimum of 60 minutes before the boat’s departure time (unless you are a walk-on). 60 min before departure, they start letting the standby cars on. 25 spots are reserved for standby cars (first come first served); then they start giving away spots of those who had reservations but have not yet arrived.
· Prior to all of this, in order to get from Seattle to Port Angeles, you need to take a WA state ferry from downtown Seattle across Puget Sound. There are several cities you can take the ferry to, namely: Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, and Kingston. When selecting a ferry and buying tickets, note that some of these boats may be pedestrian-only, so pay attention.
· Furthermore, WA state ferries are named after other cities in WA that they are not sailing to. For example: the ferries from Seattle to Bainbridge Island are called the “Wenatchee” and the “Tacoma”; the ferry to Bremerton is the “Walla Walla.”
· The WA State ferries are typically running 30-40 min behind schedule, but the website lists the precise timeframes of delays.
· Alternatively, you can (and should) drive around Puget Sound. Because you have to drive south to go north, this can take 2.5+ hours.
· I bought my Blackball/Coho ticket a month before the race. Only the Friday 8am boat had available tickets at that point. I arrived 20 (not 60) minutes before departure. Cars had started lining up to get in the standby line at 6:30am. I couldn’t get on the 8am or 12:45 boat. I barely got onto 5:15pm.
· Returning home, passengers are required to be at the ferry dock in Victoria BC 90 minutes prior to departure. If you stay in a hotel on the inner harbodowntown, it’s at least very close by.
The Race Site:
· The race site is located about 7 miles from the inner harbodowntown Victoria (which is where any/all ferries will let you off). The only realistic way to get to the race site from the inner harbor (especially at 4:30am) is to drive.
· There aren’t many hotels near the race site. You may be able to find a motel or an Airbnb, but it will still be 2-4 miles from the race site. There are exactly two houses at the race site. One of those homeowners owns a ton of acres behind his house, and sells parking spots for $100. You would have enteexit privileges all weekend. I think he can accommodate 100+ cars.
· The other house, next door, appeared to be rented out by a team.
· The only source for drinking water (for spectators) that I could find at the race site was a single water fountain near the swim start. There was also a single food truck (Greek) that was selling bottled water, but I imagine supply becomes limited.
Check-in & Race Day – Site Logistics:
· Bring water and a lunch to check-in. See notes above re: water availability.
· Ironman water bottles sold out almost immediately.
· Spectators must be able-bodied, and ideally, physically fit. A lot of walking is required, as several gates/barriers are set up all around the course. I saw some younger people hopping the gates and bushwhacking to get from point to point (e.g. from the swim start to the swim finish). Otherwise there’s lots of walking through a maze.
· The 3 parking lots are each about 2 miles from the race site. There are school bus shuttles, which require some waiting.
· Porta-potties are abundant for athletes and spectators (separate).
· The park has a new bathroom that was built this year, however, at race check-in the sinks were already completely clogged with sand from swimmers. I imagine race day was worse. Public swimming still occurs during check-in and on race day (mostly families of athletes). The public swim area is roped/buoyed off.
· Spectators should bring lunch/snacks, lots of water, clothing layers (a packable down jacket is ideal), and something to sit on. If you care about your spectator, you should prep these things for them in advance. They will be spending 5-8 hours at the park, waiting for you. If they aren't triathletes or into socializing with them, they should bring a book. Families with young children and/or dogs swam and and played on the playground (near the swimming area) all day. This probably sounds like a nightmare to most Americans, but I noticed during my whole trip that Canadian children seem more precocious and well-behaved, and the dogs more mellow. It seemed to rub off on the Americans kids and dogs, respectively.
· Check in is very time-consuming unless you are a seasoned triathlete and/or have a partnespectator who is.
· You absolutely cannot leave your car unattended while you check-in your bike. If you are alone (i.e., don’t have another driver in your car), you have to give the race officials your bike, go park your car in the lot 2 miles away, shuttle back (which involves lots of waiting), check-in, get your timing chip, bib, and wristband, go thru the expo (it's thankfully small), bring your bike to the transition, and set up your transition area. A pre-race briefing is required (offered about every 1-2 hours). I also did a swim course recon.
· I also stayed for what was listed as a “swim clinic” (optional) - which turned out to be a lecture by Lance Watson with Life Sport Coaching. This was incredibly useful and single handedly calmed all of my nerves about swimming.
The race itself
· All 3 legs of the course are beautiful.
· The run isn’t flat. There are a few little hills. There are also some significant tree roots. I tripped a few times, and saw one older athlete take a tumble.
· I wore normal race-day running shoes. One guy ran it barefoot. I'm not sure how.
· There is lots of course support for all 3 legs. I was surprised (and comforted) by how many support vehicles were on the bike course.
Anyway, I hope this helps someone who plans to do the race in the future! Thank you for coming to my TED talk;)
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2023.06.08 11:26 tartar-buildup B1538 - Export Finance & Project Investment Bill - Amendment Division
Due to its length, this Bill can be found here.
Firstly I want to say that this is a bill that has seen great passion and dedication by my colleagues who have worked relentlessly on contributing in their various areas of specialisation for what is a very esoteric and at times ‘finicky’ topic to address. Nonetheless, the contents of the bill they have produced is one we are proud of as this Government works its way to achieve its goals.
The Export Credit Agency of UK Export Finance has been under-utilised, if not forgotten by previous Governments. This is a key instrument in aiding economic growth and development, especially when productivity is a big drawback on the British economy. Our party made a promise to address the structural challenges to our economy and here we deliver directly to fix that. This bill emboldens our export finance agency to not just provide support to UK exporters, but allows us to finance crucial overseas project investment feeding into our own and global development goals.
Part 1 of this bill deals with the nature of export finance. We move in this part to make sure exporters (suppliers) get the immediate access to finance to spend and reinvest on key capital projects in which that finance would not be available for the likes of 90 to 120 days. Subsequently bringing a continuous and positive growth program that sees market development and improved business connections. By no means is this a form of state aid that grants the competing advantage within an industry regarding the production of goods or services against rivals, but allows for immediate credit and export guarantees through loans and not subsidies.
In regards to SMEs, export finance is undoubtedly an ideal way to help small and medium sized businesses that need the funds but have limited banking facilities and credit history. Key to Conservative policy is that unlocking of economic potential and the core value of equality of opportunity which is why this Government is fully launching itself in support of the backbone of our economy, which are small and medium sized enterprises.
What is key in such a redefining and emboldening of British investment capabilities is our commitment to net-zero and environmental sustainability which is why we will be ending any and all UKEF support for the fossil fuel industry in the coming months. This Government will move to utilise Export Finance and project investment underpinned by said sustainability goals and environmental commitments.
Part 2 of the bill focuses itself on the capabilities for project finance investment. We make thorough provisions that base itself around categorising sector areas (see Schedules 5, 6 and 7) deemed necessary for environmental impact assessments. By ensuring our project finance investments not only comply with environmental and social regulations but are thoroughly assessed for their impact, this Government works towards mutual sustainability goals.
We further go to provide the necessary provisions such as the adoption of the equator principles in the operations of UKEF - in accordance with 116 financial institutions across 37 countries. This is a necessary framework for all forms of financial institutions involved in project finance to ensure the necessary environmental, social and regulatory policy frameworks are in place when supporting global project development. This Government is committed to ensuring that all practices within our financial sector are in accordance with responsible and cooperative management practices. They further go to promote a common framework for global social and environmental standards in which developmental banks and export credit agencies (such as UKEF) increasingly draw on OECD common approaches.
Outlined by various corporations, international organisations and governing bodies, it is understandable that green finance will play a crucial role in global sustainable development and aiding the combat of climate change. The World Economic Forum estimates the value of green finance to reach $2.36 trillion this year in order to meet the needs of environmentalism and economic growth alongside it. Currently the USA and China, lead in this alongside the European Union implementing a green finance plan. Our Export Finance scheme is one that aligns itself with a clean growth strategy that helps further green and sustainable development, not just in Britain but globally. In a globalised world through promoting and facilitating a sustainable development plan in regards to our exports we help contribute to fostering more sustainable economic development internationally and projecting our values on this matter. This Government is proud to bring forward such an achievement in establishing and providing the means to promote and develop the necessary provisions for reaching sustainability in economic growth driven through export.
Amend the following Section titles to read:
Section 7: Transactions of Overseas Buyers
Section 8: Definitions
Section 9: Establishment of Project Categorisation
Section 10: Aims of Environmental Impact Assessments
Section 11: Project Environmental Impact Assessments Stipulations
Section 12: Adherence to The Equator Principles
Section 13: Powers of the Secretary of State in Project Investment
Section 14: Sustainable Development
Section 15: Extent, Commencement, and Short Title
EN: There is an accident in the numbering of the Bill as ‘Section 6’ is copied twice by mistake, the second Section 6 really should be Section 7, so this is just reordering the titles following to fit.
This Amendment is moved in the name of u/Hobnob88
Amend Section 2: subsection 3 to read:
(3) UK Export Finance’s mission shall be to advance prosperity by promoting UK exports through finance or insurance, adhering to the OECD Arrangement.
Amend Section 4: subsection 2(d) to read:
(d) a requirement that social, environmental, country and human risk due diligence processes are carried out by UKEF and any supporting agencies, in accordance to the OECD Agreement. Amend Section 5: subsection 4(a) to read:
(a) the Loan Agreement is to require UKEF Supported Exporters to offer overseas buyers a minimum fixed interest rate offer (CIRR) valid for four months, and Amend Section 5: subsection 4 to include 4(c):
(c) UKEF Supported exporters are to charge no less than the minimum premium rate for credit risk developed by UKEF to cover non-repayment risk. Amend Section 6: subsection 4 to read:
(4) UK Export Finance is to provide immediate loans of no more than 80% of an individual applicant's owed invoice value, excluding local costs.
Amend Section 7: subsection 1(a) to read:
(a) transfer the remaining invoice value of up to 20% (see Section 6: subsection 4) back to the UKEF Supported Exporter, minus the pre-agreed service fee of Section 5: subsection 4b. Amend Section 13: subsection 1 to include:
(c) to include UK Export Finance project support (in accordance with the entirety of this Act) within global project development frameworks requiring they too adhere to the Equator Principles. EN: As the main author of the Bill, I noticed areas to improve greater wording clarity. Furthermore allowing the project investment scheme to be a part of eligible global project development frameworks such as the Blue-Dot-Network, or UN development operations by revising scope and framework adherence.
This Amendment is moved in the name of u/Hobnob88
This Division shall end on 10 June, 10pm BST
Peers may vote Content, Not Content, or Present.
Clear the Bar!
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2023.06.08 11:25 your-property-guru Bhutani City Center 150: Redefining Commercial Real Estate in Sector 150, Noida
Are you looking for a vibrant and strategic commercial project in Noida? Look no further than Bhutani City Center 150, located in the bustling sector 150. This article provides an overview of Bhutani City Center, its location advantages, key features, investment potential, and the retail and office spaces it offers. Discover why Bhutani City Center 150 is the perfect choice for businesses seeking a prime location and world-class amenities.
Bhutani City Center 150 is a prestigious commercial project that offers a unique blend of sophistication and convenience. Developed by Bhutani Group, a renowned name in the commercial real estate
industry, this project stands as a symbol of architectural brilliance and modernity. It caters to the diverse needs of businesses, providing them with a thriving ecosystem for growth and success.
Overview of Bhutani City Center
Bhutani City Center is a landmark commercial development in Noida's Sector 150. It sets new benchmarks with its contemporary design, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and cutting-edge amenities. The project aims to create a harmonious space where businesses can flourish and thrive in a dynamic environment.
Location Advantage of City Center in Sector 150
City Center in Sector 150 Noida enjoys a strategic location that offers numerous advantages to businesses. This prime location provides seamless connectivity to major transportation networks, including highways and expressways, making it easily accessible from Delhi and other parts of the National Capital Region (NCR). The proximity to residential areas and corporate hubs adds to its appeal, attracting a wide range of customers and clients.
Commercial Project in Sector 150 Noida
Sector 150 Noida is witnessing rapid growth and is emerging as a sought-after commercial destination. Bhutani City Center, with its prime location in this sector, becomes a preferred choice for businesses looking to establish their presence in a flourishing market. The area's strategic development plans and favorable business environment create a conducive ecosystem for growth and success.
Key Features of Bhutani City Center 150
Bhutani City Center 150 stands out with its impressive features. The project boasts modern architecture, spacious interiors, and a dynamic layout that optimizes the use of space. It offers a mix of retail spaces and office spaces, catering to the diverse requirements of businesses. The project's design ensures ample natural light and ventilation, creating a pleasant and productive work environment.
Retail Spaces and Office Spaces Bhutani City Center 150
provides a range of retail spaces and office spaces to suit various business needs. The retail spaces offer a perfect platform for brands and businesses to showcase their products and services, attracting a large customer base. The thoughtfully designed office spaces provide a professional setting with modern amenities, enabling businesses to operate efficiently and effectively.
Investment Potential and Pricing
Investing in Bhutani City Center 150 offers immense potential for high returns. The strategic location, growing commercial market, and innovative features of the project contribute to its investment value. The pricing options and flexible payment plans make it accessible to a wide range of investors, including small and medium-sized businesses.
Amenities and Facilities
Bhutani City Center 150 is equipped with a range of amenities and facilities that enhance the overall experience for businesses and visitors. These include ample parking space, 24/7 security, power backup, high-speed elevators, and modern restroom facilities. The project also features a well-planned food court, recreational areas, and landscaped gardens, creating a pleasant and engaging environment.
Bhutani City Center: A Hub for Businesses
Bhutani City Center 150 is poised to become a hub for businesses in Noida. With its prime location, world-class infrastructure, and vibrant commercial ecosystem, it offers a platform for businesses to grow, collaborate, and succeed. Whether you are a retailer, entrepreneur, or corporate entity, Bhutani City Center 150 provides the ideal setting to establish and expand your business.
Bhutani City Center 150 in Sector 150, Noida, is a game-changer in the realm of commercial real estate. With its strategic location, innovative features, and modern amenities, it creates a dynamic and thriving environment for businesses. The retail and office spaces, investment potential, and well-planned infrastructure make it an attractive choice for those seeking a prime commercial property in Noida
FAQ 1: What is Bhutani City Center?
Bhutani City Center is a prestigious commercial project located in Sector 150, Noida, offering retail spaces and office spaces.
FAQ 2: Where is City Center located in Sector 150 Noida?
City Center is strategically located in Sector 150, Noida, enjoying excellent connectivity to major transportation networks.
FAQ 3: What are the key features of Bhutani City Center 150?
Bhutani City Center 150 boasts modern architecture, spacious interiors, a dynamic layout, and a mix of retail spaces and office spaces.
FAQ 4: Are there retail spaces and office spaces available in Bhutani City Center?
Yes, Bhutani City Center offers a range of retail spaces and office spaces to cater to diverse business needs.
FAQ 5: What is the investment potential of this commercial project?
Bhutani City Center 150 offers high investment potential due to its strategic location, growing commercial market, and innovative features.
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2023.06.08 11:24 scrambledleg1 Detecting brain injuries in no time with just a small drop of blood
Every year, around 50 million people worldwide are affected by traumatic brain injury. They end up in the emergency room or hospital, but often little is known about the severity of the situation. Student team SenseWURk’23 from the Netherlands is developing a sensor that quickly and accurately detects brain injuries. “A small drop of blood is enough."
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2023.06.08 11:23 user94758 I need help with ADHD husband refusing to do anything when angry!
Background - My husband was diagnosed with ADHD as a child. Showed all the typical behaviours and was put on Ritalin. His parents didn't like that he had to medicated so they only put him on it Mon - Fri while he was at school. He stopped taking it at 18.
We've been together 8 years and the relationship was challenging at the beginning as I learnt his ways. We have been to the drs together to discuss treatment and he was prescribed betalockers (he has extremely high blood pressure too so they would manage that also) but he won't take them.
Since having children it's been particularly hard...parenting is very much on his terms - for example, he'll do bathtime most nights, but rather than stick to a schedule time, he'll do after he's finished his drink / programme / cigarette. The kids could be screaming, taking themselves to the bath and he won't budge.
But the biggest strain on our relationship is the lack of help I recieve around the house and the escalation that happens if I say anything. I'd love some advice how better to approach this. Below is a typical example of what happens on a regular basis - it's a long one, sorry!
Yesterday, me and kids were out all day. He wfh and before I left I asked him to empty the dishwasher and tidy the kitchen. I also called him all our way home to talk about dinner and he told me he had gone to the shop earlier and sorted himself out. He finishes work around 5pm and we got back around 7.30pm. We were all tired and our youngest had napped late so screamed all the way home. We got home and husband was sitting on the sofa watching Deadpool. I ask for help getting stuff in and he won't come to the car cos 'he's got no shoes on', so I bring the baby to the door and bring everything in myself, making multiple trips. When I come in, he's holding the baby and returned to watching his film. I instantly see that the kitchen / dishwasher hasn't been done. I remind him it's their bedtime and we are all tired. He says he'll take them up when his movie is finished. I said it's probably not an appropriate movie and the noises/ action will wind them up before bed. He tells me it's fine. I go upstairs to have a few mins quiet time as I'm feeling overestimated after the day / car journey. 20 mins later he bring the baby up and starts doing bedtime with our eldest. Mid way through his phones rings, I hear him tell her he has to answer this and leaves to go outside to take the call. I go and see her and she's upset and confused as to where he's gone. I take over bedtime and just as she's settled down he comes back in and starts resetting his ipad and telling me we should get an audible account for our eldest. I just ignore him. We both leave our eldest and go into our room where the cot is. I ask him if he's going to put the baby down and he says no - he's got to sort out downstairs. He goes to make her bottle and has a meltdown cos there is only 1 Sterile bottle left and there is a bottle missing (this is normal by bedtime and has never been an issue before and the other bottle was in my stuff from the day.) At this point I'm pissed, over stimulated and hungry and I make some comment about him not helping. He gets angry, and storms off downstairs.
When I come down he's on his laptop. I explain why I was angry, that he had hours between work and us coming home when he could have done his jobs instead of watching a movie and that It was unfair for him to leave our daughter mid bedtime. He told me he'd only sat down for a few mins by time we got home and this was call was about a job he's really keen on. I said maybe if he'd apologised and explained this I may not have got so annoyed. He disagreed and we continue to argue and it ends with him refusing to apologise or do any of the cleaning or tidying up. So I ended up washing the bottles but the dishwasher is still full and dirty plates / cups are all over the side.
How can I get through to him that if I'm annoyed he hasn't done something then continuing to not do just makes the situation worse! I'm at my wits end and really starting to resent this behaviour.
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2023.06.08 11:22 Disastrous_Matter421 Hunt for a Place of stay : Is stanza living worth the price?
Hello everyone, I work in the infopark and currently stay around Aluva as a guest. Because of rain it’s difficult to travel to office so opted to search for accommodation around kakkanad.
Been hunting for a decent stay for around a month now through brokers and self. Almost all the good Pg’s are full and the single 1rk rooms aren’t worth the price. Even came across an rk who provide gas cylinder as well as a common washing machine for 8.5k by far felt worth it but again the room itself was too small.
Through a suggestion came across Stanza living. They have all basic amenities and They seem to charge around 10k but covers up food for 2 time as well. Not sure if it’s worth it.
My plan is to initially stay there and post the rainy season look out for some place within like 5-6 km radius. I do have a two wheeler for commute.
Open for suggestions/ advises/ experiences.
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2023.06.08 11:21 Sand_cham Morning sickness during pregnancy period.
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The morning sickness is very common sickness that can be seen during pregnancy period. This is also called as nausea and vomiting. Normally this sickness appeared from every pregnant women. usually this vomiting can be happened in the morning , that's why this disease has got the name " morning sickness". However morning sickness can be occurred at any time of the day for some women. When you get this sickness you will feel like throwing up. Many pregnant mothers have this morning sickness during first trimester of their pregnancy. It is reportedly 7 pregnant mothers in 10 face for this common illness. After first three moths of pregnancy this will disappear normally from most of pregnant mothers.
But morning sickness remain all over the pregnant period for some mothers. So that will be a hard and very uncomfortable feeling for pregnancy period. So there they can follow some tricks to avoid from this morning sickness. Otherwise that can affect your baby too. If you can't eat anything due to this sickness growth of the baby will be decreased. Snacking during the day time, sipping some ginger ale, drinking some lime juice are small home remedies. If they are not working with you it is better to meet a doctor. The doctor can give you some medicines to stop this morning sickness that is happening continuously. So anyone don't want to worry too much about this sickness if this happen rarely, but if this continuous for a long time after first three months, it is better to see a doctor. https://preview.redd.it/nbs839o3ir4b1.jpg?width=670&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=c4dfa3ea0e40c632228bbdebd0a8c51e45ade7bd
2023.06.08 11:19 servicecentrein MARRIAGE HALLS IN CHOOLAIMEDU
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2023.06.08 11:19 Alternative_Salad_6 AITA for ending an 8+ year friendship?
I, 18f, recently went on a band trip. We went to Disney World and other parks. My friends at the time, D & B, sat beside me on the flight there. One of the days, we went to Hollywood Studios before going to our band clinic. After, we went back to the park. D, B & I split from our third friend, S, & S’s boyfriend. D & B wanted to go on star wars rides, but I had no clue what Star Wars was, so I opted to go eat actual food, as they decided to only eat junk food. I texted them to message me when & where to meet up… & they never texted me back. I spent two hours waiting for them before joining S & her boyfriend. Even after going with S & her boyfriend, B & D never messaged me for the rest of the night. So the rest of the week, I didn’t want to risk being ditched again & preferred to third wheel S & her boyfriend. The night before we had to pack I found out from D that she dislikes the Teletubbies, so I sent her memes on them. She blocked me & sent ‘help, J is harassing me’ to my WHOLE FAMILY, at 12am. I don’t talk to my dad & she sent it to him too. When packing to go home, D, B, S, & I were in our hotel room. D asked if I would let her put some of her things inside my luggage, so I said sure. Remember this. When we got back to our hometown, I found out she was talking absolute garbage about me to a mutual friend who I was closer with than her. He told me she said I didn’t want to do what they wanted to do & only wanted to do what I thought was fun. I sat out, but idk why she complained about it to others & not me, as it wasn’t a big deal. She also said that I refused to share a bed with her even tho I offered it. Well that luggage she put in my suitcase? I expected her to text me like any mature human being would. Nope, she dug through my suitcase before I could collect it from the school. She told my friend that long distance friendships weren’t worth keeping through college, she’s moving states away & I’m staying. She proceeded to ask him to be her best friend though he was remaining in state as well. (He proceeded to turn her words against her & ask her how that would work as “long distance friendships aren’t worth keeping through college”, but she said, some of them are.) meaning ours wasn’t worth keeping. She also told him she always though I was a b with an itch, even her mom didn’t like, so I messaged her that I was done with her. I also snap chatted multiple people who asked me what happened, including her, what happened because I had already told her I was done with her. She read my message and responded before she opened my Snapchat, so her answered were incredibly two-faced. One was, “I’m so glad I made memories with you”, while the second was “f you”. She blocked me on everything. She’s asking people what sides they’re on, most have taken my side & people said they would rather not be involved at all. I didn’t even want this to be a “take sides“ but it is now.
So Reddit, AITA?
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2023.06.08 11:18 MikeSass i watched stars on mars so you don’t have to (XL)
first of all, marshawn lynch is the star. anytime there’s a camera pointed at him he shines. the review could end here. definitely watch his Murderville episode if you haven’t.
now let’s start from the beginning. christopher mintz-plasse arrives first. then ronda rousey. when the next astronaut alarm goes off, this is word for word schwartz’s intro.
ronda: who do you think it’s gunna be? i want matt damon!!
HAL equivalent: matt damon unavailable. welcome tom schwartz. “star” of vanderpump rules, currently known for Scandoval
so schwartz is a joke from the get go.
schwartz “chose to do this little Stars on Mars experiment” because he “ironically needed a break from reality. specifically my reality”
mclovin has (not convincingly) “heard of” vanderpump rules, which schwartz describes as “a derivative of housewives. people who work in a restaurant have sex with each other”
tallulah willis, adam rippon, porsha williams guobadia, tinashe, and ariel winter show up. ariel’s very red hair hangs hilariously out of what should be the helmet’s airlock as she struggles to remove said helmet
marshawn lynch and richard sherman arrive by space convertible while everyone else so far has had to walk. marshawn jokes about the sleeping arrangements being worse than prison, big laughs in front of two small bunk beds
lance armstrong arrives and all the athletes are starstruuuuuuuck, meanwhile ariel winter repeatedly tells us that “Lance Armstrong is a Real Freaking Astronaut” and to Google Him. tells porsha how exciting there’s a real astronaut and asks if he’s the judge of the show
of everyone in the room so far, schwartz is most starstruck by CMP, because obviously
he’s a Superbad Stan. tells production “i’m not going to say what his name is in the movie because i’m sure he’s so sick of that and i’m sure he still gets it everywhere he goes”
cut immediately to marshawn - HEY MCLOVIN
mission control sends them a message from william shatner who tells them how disqualifications work, every 48 hours due to limited rations, and the importance of base commander, also switching every 48 hours
ronda points to ariel for BC, who declines because she’s scared of failure despite sweet pep talk by richard. it’s revealed that BC gets private sleeping quarters and marshawn nabs the role for the private suite
emergency mission - another star whose stranded pod needs a two person rescue. shot of tom looking puzzled
marshawn - “it might be beyoncé”
it’s natasha leggaro and marshawn has no idea who she is. awkward moment between ariel and marshawn
duties get assigned, marshawn immediately falls asleep in his private room. iconic.
porsha and tallulah check food rations
CMP kills all his plants but he, richard, and tinashe are in charge of biodome
ariel and adam “polish patches” and both love folding their laundry
cute moment with marshawn and lance ribbing on each other about being “true athletes”. i have a personal vendetta against lance armstrong because he rear ended me once, but i find him surprisingly charming on the show
lots of desert “mars” cinematography which looks great ngl
natasha is hella charmed by marshawn and notes his comedic genius
ronda is ready for the game, she’s focused. tallulah talks growing up famous af and difficulties. haven’t read her vogue article but have heard good things. natasha “would raise five stepkids for [porsha]’s ring”
lance talks about being pee/shit shy and wants BC bathroom access
ariel finally catches on that lance is not neil armstrong. she’s upset she looks stupid but she’s also literally 25 meaning she was literally 1-7 years old during peak lance fame so ain’t no thang bb you weren’t his demographic you were learning to read
another emergency alarm, another shot of schwartz looking confused
they have to go fix their telecommunications satellite and tallulah is the mission specialist, which comes with immunity
it’s a pretty involved mission physically and mentally which i was impressed with, production wise. sandstorm in the dark. camera angles in space suits are ultra wide from the forehead like the memes and it’s everything you think it is
porsha takes the lead outside but it’s chaos. no communication. natasha, CMP, and adam loiter. tom and tinashe had what he calls “a sistine chapel moment” to raise the comms tower
mission success with 7 seconds remaining
here’s a photo of tom talking elimination https://i.imgur.com/e5Rgl6r.jpg
someone calls william shatner “Shatty Daddy” and BC Marshawn has to decide a bottom three and his voiceover continues over this super flattering shot of tom, who, yes, is in fact orange https://i.imgur.com/vusupYb.jpg
marshawn and tallulah give leadership patches for those deemed mission critical in the following order
bottom three are schwartz, adam, and CMP
CMP’s defense is that it was chaos and with 11 people out there he was most helpful not being in the mix
adam rippon’s defense is that he’s hot
schwartz’s defense is “you know when people are under great duress, like, a woman sees her child under a car and they get superhuman strength? for one moment, i had superhuman strength.” (he attached a carabiner to join two relatively slack ropes)
tom gets first mission critical of the bottom three, and in his defense he did do One Thing whereas the others did Not Even One Thing
confessional tom is psyched about being “the best of the worst”, which tracks for him
unanimous decision, Hot Adam is mission critical, and tom’s hero Christopher “McLovin” Mintz-Plasse is sent home, final words in the hub being “find me on instagram”
richard tells marshawn his communication lacks, and the episode fades with the two friends voices’ rising
the preview for the rest of the season has one shot of tom, once again, looking like a doofus
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2023.06.08 11:18 MockBio4579 Issues with proxy when accessing regional smt servers
I am experiencing difficulties with using an internal outbound proxy to register SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) and access SUSE repositories on Azure. I have been following these wikis: wiki
. When I attempt to follow the provided instructions, the connection appears to be functioning correctly, but I continuously encounter a misleading 502 error. I encounter the same error when performing a curl test with one of the servers from this XML file: xml
. On the proxy side, I have whitelisted all occurrences of smt-azure.susecloud.net, as well as the IP addresses of regional servers. Unfortunately, I do not have the capability to modify proxy configurations. However, it seems that the 502 error is unrelated to a TLS handshake problem. Do you have any suggestions or clues regarding this issue?
curl --proxy http://220.127.116.11:8080 https://smt-azure.susecloud.net -v * Trying 192.168.1.101:8080... * TCP_NODELAY set * Connected to 192.168.1.101 (192.168.1.101) port 8080 (#0) * allocate connect buffer! * Establish HTTP proxy tunnel to smt-azure.susecloud.net:443 > CONNECT smt-azure.susecloud.net:443 HTTP/1.1 > Host: smt-azure.susecloud.net:443 > User-Agent: curl/7.66.0 > Proxy-Connection: Keep-Alive > < HTTP/1.1 502 notresolvable < Content-Type: text/html < Cache-Control: no-cache < Content-Length: 2701 < X-Frame-Options: deny < Proxy-Connection: Keep-Alive < * Received HTTP code 502 from proxy after CONNECT * CONNECT phase completed! * Closing connection 0 curl: (56) Received HTTP code 502 from proxy after CONNECT
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2023.06.08 11:16 zerombr GenCon and the Megaversal Storm
I'm running four introductory games for the Megaversal Storm at Gencon, and there's still some room in them.
This is a project I've been working on for a while now, my goal is to get Palladium's approval to produce it myself, so it'd be a licensing issue I suppose. I think I have most of the means to do so, I just want to get enough interest stirred up to show that it might be a fun, if small, idea!
SO, what is this Storm? Its an add-on card game that adds chaos and excitement to battle. Players draw cards as they play, fighting against larger than life foes. The cards drawn can do things like lower the amount of damage you take, heal players, increase damage, etc. It is meant to provide a more anime style, high octane experience.
The best thing is that it can fit anywhere in the Megaverse! So if you'd like to see a new way to play at GenCon, look up the Megaversal Storm!
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2023.06.08 11:15 Nodicwallartcanvas Whimsical Wonders: Playful Canvas Wall Art to Spark Imagination
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Whimsical Wonders: Playful Canvas Wall Art to Spark Imagination
Canvas Wall Art – In this article we break down everything you need to know about this popular print medium.
First wall art canvas, we will give a brief history of stretched canvas, break down the top 3 benefits of canvas wall art, and we will explain the different ways to order canvas prints such as gallery wrapped canvas, framed or as a triptych. https://nordicwallcanvas.com/creative-watercolor-blue-golden-fish-birds-modern-nordic-decorative-picture-canvas-wall-art-poster-for-room-porch-office-deco
CANVAS WALL ART: TIMELESS AND CLASSIC
From original oil paintings to high quality reproductions of both paintings and photographic prints, canvas is extremely versatile. It complements a wide variety of decor styles, from modern to vintage and everything in between. Canvas wall art has proven the test of time, from its origin in the 1400’s to the present day. A glimpse at its history is literal testament to that point! Stretched canvas became the preferred painting medium for classic oil painters during the Italian Renaissance in the 16th century. Italian and French painters had an affinity for the medium for a variety of reasons- and these same benefits are the main reasons it remains a favorite to this day. https://nordicwallcanvas.com/circle-abstract-landscape-canvas-wall-art-with-aluminium-alloy-frame-for-living-room-home-decor-ready-to-hang/
Frame styles change and become outdated, while aluminum and acrylic face-mounted art prints are arguably more suitable for modern decor. Over the centuries, classic stretched canvas art has prevailed as the medium that is here to stay.
CANVAS WALL ART BENEFIT #1: BUDGET FRIENDLY
Back in the 16th century, canvas material was made of tightly woven hemp, used to make sails for sailboats. Painters found that the material was both easy to come by and affordable! Today, most canvases are made of woven cotton, another affordable commodity, with some large canvases made of (more costly) linen. https://nordicwallcanvas.com/claude-monet-scenery-of-seine-canvas-art-wall-paintings-reproductions-impressionist-landscape-canvas-prints-for-living-room-wall/
When it comes to purchasing artwork, stretched canvas is one of the most cost-effective choices because a frame is not required. (Add in a frame and the average price becomes similar to framed fineart paper prints).
CANVAS WALL ART BENEFIT #2: QUALITY & LONGEVITY
Revisiting the 16th century once more, Venetian painters struggled with finding a painting medium that stood up to their humid environment and would not warp, sag or shrink over time. Once again, canvas for the win! The fibers are capable of being tightly stretched, so warping and shrinking is much less likely. On a large scale, that can still be a concern, but mostly that became a non-issue. With inkjet printing these days, canvas prints are an extremely high quality media option, whether you want a small 12×16″ print or a larger than life 72×48″ print. https://nordicwallcanvas.com/hand-painted-abstract-oil-painting-on-canvas-wall-art-picture-black-and-white-orchids-flower-for-living-room-home-decor-unframed/
Additionally, high quality canvas prints have top notch archival properties, often with 100+ year lifespans. Many high quality canvas art prints are coated in a UV protective finish and as another bonus, are naturally glare resistant. If your wall is facing a window or getting a good amount of ambient light, UV protected canvas is a wise choice.
CANVAS WALL ART BENEFIT #3: VERSATILITY
In terms of subject matter, canvas is suitable for virtually all types – abstract, landscape, seascapes, cityscapes, macro, portraits, and the list goes on. Coming from a photography gallery background featuring detailed landscape photography, I had a preconceived notion that crisp aluminum prints and/or fine art photo paper either framed or acrylic face-mounted were the optimal media options to highlight the exquisite detail of digital photography. I will say, seeing is believing. https://nordicwallcanvas.com/planet-space-moon-earth-sun-venus-saturn-canvas-wall-art-nordic-posters-painting-prints-wall-pictures-for-living-room-home-deco
The first time I saw Bella Bellagio by John Scanlan on stretched canvas (below) with my own eyes, those notions faded away. The detail in this photograph was certainly not lost when printed on canvas – if anything, the warm glow and sense of depth was enhanced. It was stunning!
Contrasting with the detailed landscape image, this abstract beach photograph is perfectly suited printed on canvas.
There are three primary ways to order canvas wall art – wrapped canvas, framed canvas, or as a triptych. Each of those options begins with the canvas print being stretched over stretcher bars. https://nordicwallcanvas.com/chinese-koi-fish-lotus-canvas-prints-feng-shui-animal-landscape-painting-wall-art-picture-for-living-room-moder-home-decoration/
For the cost-effective option, once the canvas is stretched, you are done! Simply hang the wrapped canvas print and enjoy. The term “gallery wrapped” refers to the method of stretching the canvas all the way over the stretcher bars and securing it on the back of the piece so that the edges are not exposed once hung. It is a polished look and our preference!
Another option is to add a “float” frame. The frame is attached to the back of the stretched canvas, leaving a narrow gap all the way around the front of the piece which creates the subtle illusion thecanvas is floating within the frame. The addition of a frame can transform the piece to complement a variety of decor styles: contemporary, vintage, rustic, modern, eclectic.. https://nordicwallcanvas.com/4pcs-poster-canvas-plum-blossom-unframed-modern-painting-canvas-print-wall-art-picture-for-living-room-home-decor-30x60-30x50cm/
Adding a black float frame to a canvas piece makes for a modern or classic look.
This option is only available for certain images. Ordering the stretched canvas as a triptych divides the image into three equal pieces. This covers a large wall with ease, adds interest and is very popular with abstract art.
2023.06.08 11:12 PocketFMofficial He refused to marry her, but 5 yrs later he was shocked when she returned as the richest woman in the country.
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It was 10 p.m. and the moonlight was dazzling. Room 101, on the top floor of Hotel Waverick Seattle, was pitch black, and there was the faint sound of breathing.
Natalie Davidson opened her eyes, but the world before her was so muddled that she couldn't see clearly. Her body felt strange as if it had caught fire and she was burning alive. Someone seemed to be lying on top of her, pressing down, but no matter how much she struggled to push him away, he remained motionless.
Her mind was a mess and she couldn't think straight. She only vaguely remembered that the previous night she had welcomed her fiancé back from his travels abroad, and then because she was so happy and drunk, she had been brought to her stepsister's room to rest. She hadn’t expected to find this when she woke up.
"Who are yo–" Natalie's voice was cut off by a heavy gasp from the man, and his grip on her body got tighter and tighter. She didn't have the strength to push him away. "Let me go …"
She had never felt like this before. A wave of lust washed over her, and she could not help but respond to him. Her body was exceptionally hot and she frowned. Something wasn't right. The feeling of lust faded and she suddenly felt terrified, but she couldn't stop the man. As he pushed into her, she felt herself losing consciousness until finally she couldn't stay awake any longer and passed out.
Outside, the sky was dark. Around three in the morning, the cell phone on the bedside table vibrated violently. With a frown, the man woke up from his sleep. His gaze slid across the messy bedsheets and then over to Natalie, who was covered only by a thin blanket. His expression immediately darkened. He picked up the phone and slammed it down. The hostility in his eyes was clear. These people had actually dared to drug him. They must have gotten tired of living.
Steadily, he got up, threw back the covers, and went to take a shower in the bathroom. Afterward, without a trace of hesitation, he turned and left the room, as if the person on the bed was just an object he didn't need to pay attention to.
When Natalie woke up, it was morning.
The moment she opened her eyes, she felt pain. She had a splitting headache and her entire body was extremely sore as if it had been beaten. She sat motionless at the head of the bed. The events of the previous night flashed through her mind like a movie, making her tremble with despair. The man who had assaulted her was obviously not her fiancé, Nick. How could she have lost her virginity under such strange circumstances?
What should she do?
What on earth should she do?
She hurriedly picked up her clothes from the floor and put them on. She wanted to go home quickly and wash up; she couldn’t bear to stay in this room even a second longer. But the moment she opened the door, she saw Nick, who was standing outside with a shocked face, alongside her stepsister Sheryl and her father Tom, who both looked furious.
Natalie didn't know how to explain and barely got a grip on her thoughts before she was slapped in the face by her father. The mess in the room had not been cleaned up and the evidence of what had happened there was obvious.
"Look at what you’ve done! You’ve cheated on your fiancé, you’ve embarrassed me, you’ve embarrassed the whole family! How could I have raised a daughter like you?"
Nick gripped Tom’s hand tightly and frowned as he looked at her face. "Natalie, how could you do this?"
"No, no." She shook her head with all her might, trying to clasp his hand, afraid that he would leave. “I was drunk last night. I only came back to the room to rest.” She suddenly looked at Sheryl, who was standing in front of her with wide eyes. “You did this, didn’t you? You were the one who brought me back to the hotel last night, to this room. Why did you do this to me?"
When Sheryl heard this, she looked wrong. "I don't understand what you're saying. I did no such thing."
"You didn't?" Natalie growled as her anger reached its peak. "Then how did I end up in someone else's room? Why would that man–"
"Enough!" Nick interrupted her with a loud shout as if he didn't want to hear any more. "You want to blame someone else for what you've done?" He looked at her coldly. "I only left for six months and you're already this desperate. Did you really have to climb into someone else's bed?!"
Natalie hugged her arm in panic as tears rolled down her cheeks and dripped onto the carpet. She couldn’t believe Nick was saying these things. They had been together for three years and were about to get married.
"Nick," she said in a low voice, practically begging as she looked at the resolute man in front of her. "Please believe me …"
"Don't say any more, just listening to you disgusts me." With a look of pure disdain, he turned around and strode off down the corridor. "The engagement’s off. I don't want to see you again."
His words were like a sharp knife stabbing straight into her heart. Despair slowly spread through her and was on the verge of spilling out. It was so painful that she could no longer breathe.
She staggered after him, but her father grabbed her by the arm and shoved her to the floor.
“Natalie, you’re no longer part of this family. From this day on, you’re not my daughter!”
She was stunned. After they left, her head was in shambles; she didn't even know how she made it home, but by the time she did her belongings were already packed and left by the door. Tom had even booked a plane ticket for her, and he told her to pick up her stuff and leave the country immediately.
"Natalie, are you alright?"
She was in a daze as she lowered her head to pick up her things. Sheryl walked down the steps at a leisurely pace. When Natalie ignored her, she didn't get angry. Instead, she laughed. "Do you really want to know how you ended up in that room? Let me tell you. You were right, I put you there. I did it because I want to marry Nick and I can't stand the thought of you being happy with him."
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Natalie raised her head and bit her lip. She was so angry that she couldn't utter a single word. Her whole body was trembling with fury. She couldn't understand why Sheryl would ruin her life like this.
"Hmm” Sheryl smiled, “So what if you’re angry?" Sheryl played with her curly hair and sneered. "Nick doesn't believe you. Your father doesn't believe you either. You can go abroad and live on your own."
Natalie was furious. "Why are you doing this to me? Why are you running my life? Why"
She rushed forward hysterically and wrapped her hands around Sheryl’s neck, but Sheryl didn't resist. She only blinked pitifully at her. "Sister, don't hurt me … Last night really wasn't my fault … What are you doing?"
Hearing the commotion, Tom rushed out, looking so angry that the veins on his neck stood out. He raised his hand and pushed Natalie to the ground. "Are you crazy? Are you trying to kill your sister?"
Natalie fell to the ice-cold sidewalk, where she remained. Unable to bear the pain any longer, she was on the verge of tears. She thought of her mother and her childhood, but no matter how hard she wished, she could never return to that time.
Rosemary, her stepmother, came up behind her. When she saw the marks on her daughter's neck, she was so angry – just like her husband – that she raised her hand and slapped Natalie.
"You uneducated brat! You're just the same as your mother! You might as well die!"
The more she slapped, the harder each slap became. Tom stood beside her, but he only seemed to be concerned about Sheryl's injuries. As the attack went on, Natalie’s vision grew blurry from the blows, but all she could feel was the coldness in her heart as if all warmth had left it.
At that time, in his office at the Clair Group, Bryce was looking at his assistant with a malicious expression.
"What's going on?" His face was so gloomy that his gaze could bore holes through a person. "How is the investigation going?"
His assistant was sweating under his gaze, but he swallowed and told him the news. "It's Evan Wilson."
Bryce knew of Evan. A while ago, he had worked with the Clair Group on a project and had taken many kickbacks from it. Bryce didn't like his way of handling things, so he had sent his men to destroy the Wilson family. Right now, the Wilsons were on the verge of bankruptcy and collapse.
"Evan bribed the hotel's waiter and drugged you. He probably wanted to use this to …" The assistant's voice trailed off until he was no longer breathing.
The situation was clear now: Evan was behind all of this. Bryce had never thought that something would go wrong and that he would have to completely deviate from his original plan.
"I checked, Evan booked a room in the hotel last night." The assistant looked up at him hesitantly, then looked down again. "But you didn't use it …"
Bryce's expression suddenly changed and he asked in a low voice, "What do you mean?"
The assistant was confused. He could only look at his face and repeat hesitantly, "You didn't use the room yesterday."
If he didn't go into his room, then who was the woman who had been lying on his bed? In his mind, he saw broken images of her flushed cheeks and her body writhing beneath him, but what he remembered clearest were those cries of grief and heart-breaking pain. He suddenly remembered the crimson spots on the sheets that he had noticed before he left — the woman had been a virgin.
Bryce's brows knit together. He told his assistant in a deep voice, "Go check the identity of the woman who was in my room immediately."
He wanted to know where she had come from.
The assistant immediately hurried off to do as he had been told. But no matter how fast he moved, he wouldn’t be able to find any useful information. The hotel’s surveillance tapes had already been wiped by Sheryl. How could she possibly leave behind evidence that would show that she had set Natalie up? Naturally, she had had to cover her tracks. After doing this, she continued to pretend that she was innocent, and gloated as she watched Natalie get kicked out of her house in a sorry state.
Natalie didn't even stay a night before she was packed off and sent out of the country. She lugged her heavy luggage onto the plane. She had been exiled without knowing when she could return.
https://preview.redd.it/99j3kxnz7r4b1.png?width=764&format=png&auto=webp&s=82f5f97a0e8bb923c7744b51d704c2d9174a425c Episode 3. You’re My Daddy
Five years later, Natalie stood in the first-class lounge at Heathrow Airport, staring at the two tickets in her hands, unable to focus. She had been in England for five years and in all that time she hadn't made even one phone call to her family. Her father treated her like she was dead and as if he couldn't care less about it. If it wasn't for Sheryl and Nick’s engagement, he might not even have remembered she existed.
Her heart had no attachment to the place she had been separated from for years. All her feelings had been erased on the day she was thrown out. She didn't want to go back and see the people who had hurt her, but she couldn't stand listening to her father's threats on the phone. If she did not do what he said, he would not let her grandmother live peacefully, he could even hurt her. Her grandmother was the closest person in the world to her. She had wanted to bring her to England to spend the rest of her life there, but she couldn't sway the old lady from her desire to be in the country where her husband and daughter had lived. Natalie had no choice but to leave her where she was. If it wasn't for her grandmother, she probably wouldn't go back for the rest of her life, but she couldn't afford to lose her to her father’s anger.
Lost in her thoughts, she suddenly heard a lovely, gentle voice beside her. She looked down and saw a four-year-old boy lightly tugging at the corner of her jumper. He told her in a serious tone, "Stop daydreaming. The plane is about to take off."
Only then did she recover her wits. The anger in her eyes gradually softened as she smiled and picked up the child. "Alright then, let's go to the gate."
At the same time, on the other side of the first-class lounge, a tall man in a suit with two burly bodyguards standing behind him strode towards the gate with a cold expression.
Natalie had bought first-class tickets. In the past few years, she had suffered a lot from feeling rootless in a foreign country, and she had developed many issues. She had bad insomnia and headaches, and she was afraid of loud noises. The moment she got on the plane, she covered her eyes with a blanket to try to fall asleep, but first, she told Liam to be good and not run around.
Liam was her most precious treasure. He was very well behaved. He sat on his seat as he was told and played with the toy she had bought him, occasionally stealing glances at her.
Natalie put her head against the window. He soon noticed that she did not look well.
"Mommy." He leaned across and looked at her. Seeing that she was frowning, he asked worriedly, "Are you not feeling well?"
Natalie coughed twice due to an itch in her throat. With a hint of weakness in her voice, she answered, "I'm fine …" She looked at the child and forced a smile. "I'm just a little thirsty."
Without waiting for her to say anything, Liam jumped out of his seat and hurried off excitedly to get her some water. She didn't know who he took after. He was only four years old, but he was as sensible as a small adult, and he could even take care of her.
Liam came running back with a glass of water. As he reached their seats, he bumped into a man who had just stepped into the plane. The glass in his hand wobbled and the water spilled from it, wetting the man’s shoes and the legs of his pants.
Bryce lowered his head and looked at the water stains on his clothes. He frowned in displeasure. "What are you doing? Don't you know to watch where you're going?"
"I'm sorry." Liam held the cup and apologized repeatedly. But when he raised his head and looked at the man, he was immediately stunned, "I …"
Liam had once finally mustered the courage to ask his mother about his father. Natalie was taken aback and stood speechless for a moment before she randomly showed the young boy a picture of a handsome man and told him that this was him.
Looking at Bryce, Liam instantly somehow recalled the same picture, and realized that the two men resembled each other to almost a fault! Bryce was a well-built man, who possessed a muscular demeanor and suave gait. His pose and grace made the young boy quiver. The more he looked at Bryce, the more he felt that the man in front of him fit his image of his father from the picture. He stood quiet for two seconds, before hurling himself at Bryce’s long leg and then shouted, "Daddy!"
The two bodyguards behind Bryce were completely taken aback by the scene unfolding in front of them. They had been with Bryce for a long time, but this was the first time they’d seen someone act so affectionately with him, let alone someone so young.
Bryce's expression instantly turned ugly. He reached out his hand to push away the little arms that were wrapped around him and said coldly, "Don't randomly call people your father. I'm not your father."
He had known many women who had claimed to be pregnant with his child, but this was the first time he had ever seen such a clever and affectionate 'son'.
Liam stared at his face and answered with certainty, "You are my daddy. Why did you abandon me and Mommy?"
The more he spoke, the more wronged he felt. He pouted his small mouth and put on a pitiful expression. When the passengers beside them heard this, they immediately looked over in curiosity.
Natalie couldn’t sleep through the commotion. She opened her eyes and looked in the direction of the noise, only to find her son standing in the middle of the aisle, holding onto the leg of an unfamiliar man.
"Sorry, sorry." She quickly got up. Embarrassed, she reached out to take the child's hand. "He must have made a mistake. Liam, let go of him."
Her son had always been sensible and listened to her over anyone else, but today she didn't know what was going on. No matter how much she tried to persuade him, Liam continued to hold onto the leg of that strange man's pants. He bit his lips in frustration and refused to let go.
Bryce was a cold person, but when he looked at the child's pitiful expression, he felt a bit moved. He frowned and said to Natalie, "Why did you become a mother? If you couldn’t give him a complete family, it would have been better not to have him at all."
2023.06.08 11:07 emaanderson1 Physical Security Market Inclinations And Development Status Highlighted During Forecast Period Outlook 2028
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2023.06.08 11:06 lentils234 Unregulated tourist influx: Kashmir dreads the final straw that will break the Himalayas’ back
Tourism is a small but important part of Kashmir’s economy. However, in the name of tourism, the government should not put the fragile and already-strained natural resources and public infrastructure in the region under even more pressure, lest it lead to a complete destruction of the beautiful valley, which is home to 7 million people.
Four years after India made Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) its youngest Union territory, the region is expected to receive around 2 crore (20 million) tourists this year. This was revealed by the lieutenant governor of the Union territory Manoj Sinha in April while laying the foundation stone of a medical college in the outskirts of Srinagar.
Sinha said that the number of tourists J&K is set to receive during this year would break all previous records of tourist influx into Kashmir.
Will the Union territory, especially the ecologically fragile Kashmir valley, be able to accommodate such a huge number of tourists?
What about the amount of waste 2 crore tourists will generate? Does the Union territory have the infrastructure to treat this waste scientifically, considering that the number of tourists visiting is more than twice the population of the region?
Do we have scientific waste management systems in place in Srinagar and other tourist places of J&K?
In this article I will be explaining all this with facts and figures. Shrinking farmlands and tourism
Tourists who visit Kashmir are fascinated by the natural beauty while they move around on the Jammu–Srinagar highway (National Highway 44). They are often seen taking pictures in the saffron fields of Pampore or with the mustard flowers elsewhere in the valley (which bloom in abundance around the spring season— March to April).
Does the Union territory have the infrastructure to treat this waste scientifically, considering that the number of tourists visiting is more than twice the population of the region?
When tourists visit Pahalgam, they take selfies near the apple trees that dot the landscape on the way to this beautiful tourist resort.
Imagine what will happen if the beauty of this landscape is allowed to perish? There will be no reason for tourists to visit Kashmir. More importantly, it will become well-nigh impossible for Kashmiris to live in Kashmir.
The government’s own data reveals that agriculture landholding in J&K has come down drastically. As per a report published on 10th agriculture census (2015–16) by the financial commissioner of revenue for the erstwhile state of J&K, the total number of operational holdings in the state was 14.16 lakh, operating on 8.42 lakh hectare of land.
This was 14.49 lakh holdings operating on 8.95 lakh hectare of land in the 9th agriculture census ( 2010–11).
This means that in a mere five-year period, J&K had witnessed a decrease of 2.27 percent in the number of holdings and a decrease of 5.92 percent in the operating area under agriculture.
The average holding size in J&K during the 10th agriculture census (2015–16) stood at 0.59 hectare. This has come down further in the 2021–22 agriculture census whose final report is yet to be made public.
As per the 2015–16 agriculture census, around 84 percent of farmers in J&K were marginal farmers and 11.29 percent, 4.10 percent, 0.78 percent and 0.04 percent farmers had small, semi-medium, medium and large land holdings respectively.
Marginal farmers are those who have less than 1 hectare of land holdings, small farmers have 1–2 hectare of land holdings, semi-medium farmers have 2–4 hectare of land holdings, medium farmers have 4–10 hectare of land holdings, and large farmers have more than 10 hectare of land holdings.
In the 9th agriculture census, the average land holding in J&K was 0.62 hectare and between 2010–11 and 2015–16 agriculture censuses, there has been a decrease of 0.03 hectare of agriculture land holding.
The unofficial figures say that the agricultural land has shrunk further in the last five–six years and is now only around 0.5 hectare. If this downward spiral continues, I believe that in the next 25 to 30 years, 90 percent of the rural population in J&K, especially in the Kashmir valley, will become landless.
We will see only concrete structures on our agricultural land. It will have serious consequences for our agriculture economy and tourism will be severely impacted as well. There will be more floods as our wetlands and lakes are choked and the built up concrete area doesn’t allow water to seep into the ground. Unscientific waste disposal and illegal mining
In future, shrinking farmlands will not only impact our agriculture and tourism but will also have a direct impact on management of our municipal solid waste.
In J&K, 90 percent of the urban local bodies, including the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) and smaller councils and committees have no official landfill sites. Waste is not treated as per the Municipal Solid Waste Rules, 2016. Even in Srinagar city, the only garbage dump site located at Achan Saidpora is choked and emits an obnoxious smell, especially during summer months.
Enough land isn’t available in our towns and cities to set up scientific landfill sites. In hilly towns, this is even more of a challenge, especially in Ramban, Doda and Udhampur, where municipal solid waste is dumped unscientifically in forests or waterbodies.
During the last decade, the SMC has not been able to acquire even 50–60 acre of land for creating a landfill as an alternative to the overburdened Achan Saidpora site.
In 2017, the then deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh, who was also the Minister for Housing & Urban Development Department (HUDD), while responding to a question from a legislator of Srinagar, Mubarak Gul, said on the floor of the J&K assembly that a committee had been constituted under the district magistrate of Srinagar to look for land to create a new landfill site in Srinagar but the committee could not find even 10 acre of land to set up the new landfill site.
It is a well-known fact that Srinagar and a majority of the districts in J&K have small landholdings and most of the land is already occupied by shopping complexes or housing colonies and finding large patches of land to set up landfill sites or garbage dump sites is a herculean task.
This is the reason that a majority of our water bodies, such as lakes, wetlands, rivers and streams, have become waste dump sites and this author had to move a formal application before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to ensure a clean-up of the Doodh Ganga river in the Srinagar–Budgam area.
This waterbody is being used to dump solid waste at multiple locations by local residents. The Geology and Mining Department has auctioned this stream for riverbed mining with effect from September 2021 to 2026. The project proponent is mining as deep as 10 metre while only mining till 1 metre depth is allowed.
Huge cranes and JCB are also used for extracting sand, boulders and gravel, which is in violation of the J&K Minor Mineral Concession Rules 2016 and the guidelines of J&K State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA).
In addition, the SMC and a few other government bodies have set up around 13 wastewater pump stations on the banks of Doodh Ganga, which flush out untreated water and sewage into the stream in violation of Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. Keeping these violations under consideration and after providing the material facts, the NGT imposed a penalty of ₹35 crore on the government of J&K in October this year
In March this year, a ₹3 crore penalty had already been imposed. The money was released from the coffers of SMC, the Department of Geology and Mining and the municipal committees of Chadoora and Budgam.
In the Poonch district of Jammu, the local municipality is using the Poonch river as a garbage dump site. In this case, too, a few months back this author had to move an application before the NGT. Notice was issued to the district magistrate, Poonch and the pollution control committee, asking for a detailed report from them. The case is listed for hearing in July. Conclusion
Heaps of plastic waste can be seen in the tourist places of Kashmir, such as Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg, Yusmarg and Doodhpathri. The government should seriously think about banning plastic in these tourist spots.
The pilgrims visiting the Amarnath cave are littering in the high altitude mountains, which is even more dangerous because the waste does not decompose easily in the freezing weather at such high altitudes. The cave is also adjacent to the magnificent Kolahoi glacier and the waste acts like a hot knife through butter, trapping sunlight and cutting through the white snow and ice.
People visit the cave for spiritual reasons, but when they engage in anti-nature activities by throwing plastic, food and other wastes in the pristine glaciers and mountains, it leads to environmental destruction.
In Srinagar city alone, around 500 metric tonne of waste is generated daily and this quantity goes up during the tourist rush in summers. Unfortunately not even 10 percent of this waste is treated.
Same is the case with other tourist places of J&K such as Gulmarg, Sonamarg and Pahalgam. When 2 crore tourists visit J&K in a year, how will authorities manage them? Do we have scientific landfill sites? What about the carbon footprints these tourists will leave?
So it is advisable that the government must first concentrate on ensuring that all tourist places have a scientific waste management system in place. Plastic must be completely banned. No food items packed in plastic wrappers should be sold at tourist resorts.
The pilgrims coming for pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave should not be allowed to carry any plastic packed food materials and the number of pilgrims visiting the shrine should also be reduced, as recommended by Nitesh SenGupta Committee report.
Tourism is a small but vital part of Kashmir’s economy. But we must not let unregulated tourism put an unbearable strain on the natural resources and infrastructure of the region. By doing so, we may earn quick bucks for a few years, but it will ultimately result in Kashmir becoming a trashbowl.
Let us not allow Kashmir valley to become a trash valley. https://theleaflet.in/unregulated-tourist-influx-kashmir-dreads-the-final-straw-that-will-break-the-himalayas-back/
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2023.06.08 11:04 bitchinwitchy Witnessed strange lights
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Back at the end of last year I had a series of weird things happen that I’m trying to process/get some insight on. It started a few months after I began experimenting with magic mushrooms. I had taken a fair amount of mushrooms before these events happened and hadn’t experienced anything out of the ordinary even taking probably close to 7 grams in a period of 2 hours or so - and did not have too heavy of a trip) I decided to start dosing before work which I figured would be chill as (like I said) I had already experimented and did not get visuals or feel particularly out of control. In fact it felt like I was a lot more in tune with my surroundings even driving and stuff. submitted by bitchinwitchy to Experiencers [link] [comments]
With that said, I started taking about 1 gram or so every couple days and around this time is when I met Sue - a homeless woman who would come into our coffee shop almost daily while I was barista-ing. I was immediately intrigued by her and we became fast friends. She told me she was 67, half miwok Indian, half polish, and she was always dressed in a colorful outfit, beautiful rings, with her nails painted. She’d tell me about her tarot readings and we’d share a cigarette while I was on break. It was clear when I met her she probably had some type of mental illness going on because she would sometimes talk loudly about arch angel michael, money from god, and things that didn’t make a lot of sense to me, but I tried to remain open minded and curious with her. I even offered her mushrooms but she refused saying she had “enough spiritual stuff going on in her life.”
One day, after a particularly interesting conversation with Sue, I disappeared off to run an errand for my boss, when I came back Sue was gone and my boss handed me a tattered book. it was “A Life in Drama” a biography on Shakespeare or something of the like, and the outside of the book was covered in cryptic pen drawings like I’d never seen before. There was an inscription “June Sue I learn from you!” Which immediately brought me back to the first day I met her. She had drawn me and I had told her loved that I loved her name - she told me I should add it to my name and I agreed with her.
“your guardian anglebirth” it read. And there was a sparrow hawk, trees, a ship all sort of in abstract pen drawing. On the front, in small ink, less than an inch, there was an almost abstract looking shape and in the center was the word “love” - she never told me what the shape was as she didn’t remember drawing it but later my therapist suggested it as a picnic basket. Anyway, a few days later I went and had it tattooed on my arm because I loved it.
I was in the process of quitting my job around this time so I wasn’t seeing Sue as often which prompted me to think about when to go visit her. I was in no hurry to show her, I knew when the time was right I would go.
A few afternoons later, after taking about a gram of mushrooms I bought 200$ worth and then went to see her. It was around this time that day I started hearing voices I thought at the time were god and the mushrooms themselves.
It’s been a while since this all happened so my memory is a bit blurry, though I did write down most of what happened shortly thereafter. Anyways, there was something about Sue that I trusted. I really wanted to show her my mushrooms so I took her to my trunk. All I remember is sitting in the back of the trunk with her and all of a sudden these crazy lilac purple lights start shining down on me like I’m on a stage? This is in broad daylight on the street. I remember there was like a little noise they made I think, and it felt like i was in the twilight zone. It was so bizarre - I’ve never experienced anything remotely like it. And the only place they really shown down on was my face and neck (where I had lots of acne). As I’m like, what the fuck is going on Sue looks over and says something along the lines of “many gifts are coming to you.” ( like I said, never experienced ANY visions before and having Sue acting like she saw the light too makes me feel like something weird is going on. )
Later on back in her tent all of a sudden I start experiencing the most insane pain but it’s not physical. To this day I don’t know how to describe it but I was deeply uncomfortable to the point where I am SCREAMING in this woman’s tent and she’s telling me to quiet down so the cops don’t come and commit me. After that she gave me water, food, and it kind of felt like she could read my mind which is a phenomena I experienced a lot the next few days. Everything I needed she provided. I was completely depleted and weak. She was yelling at mysterious powers saying “earthangel June (me) does not deserve this!!” She told me I had been divinely poisoned by the mushrooms because I had not blessed them before ingesting them. Later that night she also tells me that her tarot cards told her a young woman would come to visit her and that I was she.
I slowly came down a bit. Sue offered for me to spend the night, but I knew I wanted to go back home, though it was past midnight when I got home. I don’t remember much of the mundane time between - The next morning I woke and headed back to her where I spent another full day and find out both me and my dads debit cards aren’t working, and Sue is unsurprised (I’m starting to believe in this weird matrix of energy she’s talking about and feel like I’m targeted when I’m around her, or that she has some sort of bad luck) She dropped many lessons about God, energy, and demons and doing readings for people, which I started to come around to that day. I noticed that even people I would have avoided or felt unsafe with on my own, respected her or at least stayed away from her. I have a vivid memory of her saying “watch this!” And then with a lasso motion zapping me energetically so hard it makes me wince. That day Sue piled heaps of designer clothes into the trunk of my car which had been donated by the wealthy. As she does this she handed me a piece of paper that had printed on it what I later find out is a piece of “They’re made out of meat” by Terry Bison.
They're made out of meat." "Meat?" "Meat. They're made out of meat." "Meat?" "There's no doubt about it. We picked several from different parts of the planet, took them aboard our recon vessels, probed them all the way through. They're completely meat." "That's impossible. What about the radio signals? The messages to the stars." "They use the radio waves to talk, but the signals don't come from them. The signals come from machines." "So who made the machines? That's who we want to contact." "They made the machines. That's what I'm trying to tell you. Meat made the machines." "That's ridiculous. How can meat make a machine? You're asking me to believe in sentient meat." "I'm not asking you, I'm telling you. These creatures are the only sentient race in the sector and they're made out of meat."
She asked me if I remember the guy who comes into our coffee shop with a helmet on sometimes, and I say yes, and she suggests he might be an alien because she found this on the table after he left.
It is clear to me now that day, November 29th I was beginning to open the question - who am I? I’d been curious of my lineage but also potential past lives.
I went back home that night and At 2am still hopped up from the mushrooms I put on some clothes Sue had given me and got in my car feeling called to drive aimlessly. After 15 minutes I reached a glowing indigo Hyatt sign and immediately pulled in. I had just quit my Hyatt job and figured at the very least it could be a job opportunity for me there (as I had just quit working at a Hyatt)
When I got there a short, beautiful, and politely unassuming woman greeted me at a desk amidst a beautiful well light welcoming room. She appeared to be completely alone and I immediately felt safe and welcomed by her, though I quickly revealed I wasn’t quite sure why I had intended to show up to the hotel. I went with the flow, the woman asked me if I’d rather be at a cheaper Hyatt down the road and I immediately refused. I went to use the restroom, when I came out there was a single strangely menacing, yet friendly guard.
I hung around aimlessly, asking if I could sit on the marble countertops - dressing and acting as if completely in a trance and unashamed of myself and still high on mushrooms. The woman discouraged me because I think I would’ve been seen on the cameras. Instead, I sat down on a comfortable couch and began to converse with her. I felt She was gentle and good hearted but I also felt we were deeply on the same wavelength somehow. She asked me about my life, and I vaguely mentioned it was changing deeply - referring to my experiences with Sue and Psylocibin, without mentioning them. I stared deeply and intently at her, listening to her talk a bit, while in my head I asking questions in my mind “who will I have children with?” “Where do I belong in this life?” Feeling desperate and exhausted by those questions.
The woman picked up her can of bright red coke with both hands, 3 fingers facing up on either side, and told me the answers would come to me in a dream. I broke out into surprised, joyful, and astounded laughter and exclaimed “holy shit!” Because in my state it seemed like she was totally clued into what I had going on. Then she said what translated to my trancelike state as something along the lines of, “this isn’t my first rodeo.”
At this point, I’m still in an altered state and believe this hotel is somehow heaven?
Once our conversation was over, we took the elevator up together, (I think she knew I was high and wanted to make sure nothing went wrong.) I asked for a room on the 4th floor, but she said an entire childrens soccer team was residing and that she’d give me the third. I laughed and thanked her. She asked me a few questions, I don’t remember what they were, but they were easy to answer and I only remember her saying “we just want to make sure what you took was clean.” I’m not sure what she meant by this looking back, but in the moment I thought she was asking me because there was something she didn’t want to share with me if the mushrooms I had taken weren’t safe. Like she wanted to check my purity or something (though I could be imagining that)
She lead me to my room, said I could leave the door open, with the latch, when I wanted to come down, and did not give me a key and then she said that she’d be with me all night long.
I put my things down, and immediately began to look at myself in the luminescent hotel room mirrors feeling a deep pain and sadness. I slowly and delicately put my hair up, washed my face carefully, got undressed and began to massage lotion into my skin for some reason?
Then I looked in the mirror and began to squeeze the gunk out of my skin, believing that I am somehow ridding myself of ancestral curses - famine, disease, rape, pain. I started to form a story line around potential past lives. I’ll spare y’all the details of the rest of my episode because a lot of it still doesn’t make much sense to me. But besides the light I saw, it’s little coincidences that I keep coming back to in my mind that are so strange.
Like, The next day I get a haircut, the barber is an eclectic guy and mentions my evil twin sister (something Sue also did) for no apparent reason (I’ve never met the guy before) afterwards I go to the kava bar and immediately meet a random girl who also seems to be in the middle of a psychotic episode. She starts talking about conspiracy theories and stuff and she tells me she is secretly a native woman who just appears to be a black woman. Then she pulls out a pendulum and refers to it as “this thingy” I’m a bit surprised because the night before Sue had shown me how to use one to read yes, no and maybe.
I take my new friend Candace back home with me (she reveals to me she has another name she only shares when she feels safe) I don’t remember what it was but when I introduce her to one of my roommates as Candace he says “oh no it’s something more ancient than that” which I find really weird because he’s never met her before (how would he know she had a second name?) and it’s just a weird thing to say in general.
I forget I have a therapy appointment that day and am all of a sudden skeptical of my therapist, Candace briefly meets her and then tells me “she was divinely sent” which makes me feel less paranoid and I remember expecting her to say something of the like.
It’s also around this time I find 3 dead birds on a bike ride on the ground (3 different species) within exactly 11 minutes and they seem to stand out enough to maybe be trying to tell me something. I asked my friend who is a medicine woman to interpret the meaning, and it feels pretty on point to what happened looking back.
In retrospect, not necessarily everything I’ve shared means something extra-ordinary, but I’m curious to hear some other thoughts on what happened, and the context.
I put my things down, and immediately began to look at myself in the luminescent hotel room mirrors feeling a deep pain and sadness. I slowly and delicately put my hair up, washed my face carefully, undressed and began to massage lotion into my skin for some reason?
Then I looked in the mirror and began to squeeze the gunk out of my skin, believing that I was somehow ridding myself of ancestral curses - famine, disease, rape, pain. I started to form a story line around potential past lives.
I laid down in the bed, bluntly put, grabbed my vibrator, and spent hours with a voice in my head I believe to be the woman. She was gentle, wise and delicate, and when I touched myself I felt it was not me but her.
She told me things I wanted to understand about original biblical references, the creation of Adam and Eve, or whatever names they were, and I saw and felt at times, that I was birthing other creations amidst the quiet, deep intense, solitude of our connection. It was deeply lovely. I looked at the clock and had an innate sense our time was coming to an end. Completely naked and feeling nothing but gratitude, love, and wonder, I opened the curtains and looked out at the most beautiful cloudy sunrise. I felt I was looking directly at god and not a word had been said all night inside the room. It was one of the most beautiful things ID ever seen - I was truly in it, and I just knew.
I forgot, that when I had first checked into the room I had texted the man I was sleeping with, whom I loved, but was feeling confusion around as we were staying only casually connected. I regrettedly called him back (he had tried to call me earlier after I had sent him a series of cryptic texts like “some really cool shit is happening call me when you can.”) I asked him if I could come over, he said “I have some things to do today, can it wait?” I said “no” “he said I guess I can make the time then, or something along those lines.” Still in a complete trancelike state, I got in the car and frantically drove to his house without any real permission, which is painful to think about in retrospect.
When I got there, I unassumingly rang the doorbell and he happily let me in as if, or as I thought, he’d been expecting me.
I crawled into bed with him and felt safe again, like I had with Sue and with the woman whose name I had learned was Alexandria. I thought I could relax, but then immediately sex ensued again, and I felt both more and less control than I usually did when I was not in this strange state.
I don’t remember much except screaming and crying loudly, calling his name and telling him I loved him (which I had never done before) and I remember him saying it back to me.
I could feel my spiritual energy was so strong he was responsive to it which was terrifying as it was so new to both of us. In retrospect, I feel we were-him most of all, somewhat blind to what was happening. Sue had told me we had the power to hypnotize men, but I didn’t think I would be doing that so soon.
Before I knew it he asked me if I had a condom. I said no only in my car outside. And he pulled out what almost appeared to be a flaming red one directly after asking me if I had mine. I don’t remember putting it on or taking it off. I asked if he’d had sex with anyone else and he said “last week” which was strange and hurt me because I thought we had been sort of accidentally exclusive for the majority of our relationship together - later he revealed he had not had sex. I recall holding his hand and showing each other the birth of creation, me showing him love perhaps, feeling balls of light and darkness as stars circle each other before they explode. After that I only really remember being on top of him, me in complete control, asking him to cum, him saying “I can’t” and then having a massive horrible realization, looking him straight in the face and saying, “ohhhhh you’re the devil aren’t you? You’re beautiful. Oh my god you’re beautiful.” He looked so beautiful and I held his face. Then I was professing my love for him again and again and again even though my heart was breaking as I did because I somehow knew the face looking at me was not capable of love. The rest was a confusing blur. I don’t remember much about leaving him except that it hurt me probably more than the spiritual pain I had experienced in the tent. I felt completely and utterly alone, heart broken, and terrified. Rattled, and in a daze I pulled up my phone directions, and drove for what felt like 20 minutes until I saw a beautifully insane woman, head hung low, dressed in black, almost like a shadow, sitting on the curb, both feet in the road. I slowed down, rolled my window, and asked for Sue. She said yes she’s already at the place with the TV, and she said she wanted something in return. She went to reach for my Bluetooth adapter and without question, I handed it to her. I had learned not to be afraid to lose things, my love and life was the only thing that mattered to me.
I drove onward, got on the freeway, and in memory, passed exits I recognized over and over again driving for what felt like an hour, miserable and screaming and crying in pain and fear, windows rolled down wind recklessly pushing and pulling at me, and calling out for Sue, understanding I was time traveling. I remember most vividly seeing the words “Richard blvd” (the name of my exit to Davis” at least twice between sacramento exits. I attempted not to doubt, only to trust, I would arrive home, though I was terrified for my physical and spiritual lives.
I don’t remember much about arriving home. I only remember being deeply relieved to be somewhere familiar again.
I would stay in this state a few more days…until my parents pulled me out, I believed my mother had died and I felt such agony I was screaming in the room of my house, my roommates rushing in to comfort me. I was not in control enough of myself to remain on those realms in any capacity after the days I had been through. I needed to be recaptured reraptured in love only my family could give me. And I am forever grateful they took me home to them.