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2023.03.26 13:28 lolpolice88 Moe mai ra e te Toa. Kane Te Tai honourably fought to defend Ukraine from the fascist, Neo-Conservative Christian Putinist regime & the cynical manipulations of debt-finance driven USA. These murderous ideologies must be overthrown and cooperation & tech made to heal & bring peace. Donate to No Duff
Whānau and friends of slain soldier Kane Te Tai say he will return home as a warrior in life and death, and be remembered as a man who always fought for what was right.“Don’t get me wrong, I don’t find anything glorious about killing young mobilised Russian boys who are crying in their trenches”
RNZ understands the body of the slain New Zealand soldier has officially been identified as Te Tai and is now being transferred to Kyiv.
He is understood to have been killed while clearing a trench in the Vulhedar area of Ukraine.
Sources have told RNZ he had moved deeper into the trench, away from his team, when he was killed by Russian soldiers.
His team were forced to leave his body there, before Ukrainian marines went in and recovered him overnight.
Veteran support and advocacy group No Duff is now working to ensure a New Zealander can be available to escort his body through the country to the Polish border, before travelling with him for his final journey home.
Comrades and friends have said they believed it was important a Kiwi was always with him, but the process would not be simple.
Te Tai co-founded No Duff with Aaron Wood, who told Midday Report his mother had asked them to manage the journey home.
"We're pulling all the pieces together. A number of volunteers and interested people from New Zealand, all the way through to Ukraine and in between, are coming together to make this happen."
It was highly likely they would be able to bring him home, Wood said, but there were numerous jurisdiction challenges ahead.
Deeply respected during time in Ukraine
Te Tai joined the Defence Force after leaving high school and went on multiple deployments while serving in the 2/1 Royal Battalion.
He left the Army in 2010 and travelled to Ukraine in April last year, operating under the call sign 'Turtle'.
Te Tai was a prominent character in the warzone and was widely followed on social media.
His colleagues described him as well-known and deeply respected for his professionalism, skill, leadership and relentless sense of humour.
They said he never underestimated the importance of his job, or the lives he held in his hands.
His death marks the third New Zealander to be killed in the combat - after the deaths of his best friend Dominic Abelen and humanitarian Andrew Bagshaw.
Te Tai had become the unofficial expert for New Zealanders in Ukraine, often acting as the point of contact for Kiwis wanting to travel to the warzone. He would ensure people knew what they were signing up for, a way to get into the country and a unit to go to.
He admitted in an interview with RNZ his initial motivations for going there were selfish, but that changed quickly on arrival.
The soldier became an infamous figure in the war, often featuring on Russian propaganda sites - seen by RNZ - particularly the Wagner group, who put a NZ$11 million price tag on his head.
In a conversation with friends he joked about ratting himself out for the money, illustrating his sense of humour.
Te Tai always said to his friends he was not afraid to die, but he also was not afraid to live.
During nearly a full year in Ukraine, he garnered respect from people in all walks of life. He volunteered with Ukrainian families, taught civilians how to fight and eventually found a spot at the frontline as one of the team's leaders.
Te Tai said he was fiercely protective of his team and did anything to make sure they were safe.
During one mission in August 2022, his best friend, Abelen, was killed in trench warfare. In an interview after the mission, Te Tai said the team were unable to get his body back and it ended up in Russian hands, but that did not stop him from trying.
He told RNZ they only stopped because Abelen would not have wanted them killed in the process.
Just last week Te Tai posted on social media, revealing that while clearing a Russian position he had found a "long lost friend" who had wanted to visit New Zealand.
Te Tai had thought his friend was dead and was amazed to find him alive, describing it as a "Hollywood moment".
He said at first he did not recognise the man, who had been shot four times and was skinny.
"He'd been starved by Russians for two months and drinking anti-freeze because the Russians wanted a laugh."
The man did not want to be left with the Ukrainians, but Te Tai had to keep fighting. He promised he would return and walk him personally to hospital.
That was exactly what he did, he said.
'The people grow on you'
In that August interview with RNZ, Te Tai said he had fallen in love with the country and its people, and was deeply respectful of their resolve.
"I was sort of getting a bit bored of being at home... and coming into this conflict was just one of those things that selfishly I thought I could be close to the war without getting too entangled.
"But then that sort of changes... I've met so many people, I've been everywhere in this country and the place grows on you, the people grow on you, and their strength, and that's why I'm still here."
Te Tai said he was prepared to leave everything in Ukraine, but in the weeks before his death he had made moves to return home.
His mother said he always kept her up to date, ending the calls with "I love you Mum", but more recently it was like "I'll see you soon".
In a Facebook message to another friend he said he loved Ukraine, but it was time to start living a real life - "gotta put the toys away and start to build while I can", he said.
"That's enough war for me, I love this place, it's like a playground where I can do anything I want.
"But that's the problem isn't it? So before the game gets me or before I decide that life here is too easy, maybe it's time to start living my real life.
"This place is pure escapism, we are all trying to run from something, mine is from having a real life, but the time is near."
Passionate about the cause
Te Tai is being remembered by his friends and comrades as a man of honour who was passionate about his cause, always doing everything he could to protect people.
Longtime friend Aaron Wood described Te Tai as a beautiful man, who he loved to bits.
"He just wanted people to live their best lives and he wanted to help as many people as he could.
"That sounds like a cliché, but with him it's a truism. That's his whole life... Just serving people, that's what he did, that's what his message was."
That was what he died doing, Wood said.
His mum, Ngaire Te Tai, said there was never any talking him out of it.
"He never did anything by halves, my son. We tried to stop him, but he had his mind made up, that's just Kane.
"When you were around him, you just felt safe."
A gift she said she knew he spread much further than just Ukraine.
Ngaire Te Tai's final comment about her eldest boy was: "Don't let my son's death be in vain."
He leaves behind a 12-year-old daughter.
A Kiwi soldier fighting under Ukraine’s military intelligence says he’s prepared to die.
Kane Te Tai, code name Turtle, is fighting in a secretive reconnaissance unit on Ukraine’s front line in the eastern Donetsk region.
After deaths, injuries and resignations, Te Tai now leads the Foreign Reconnaissance Team after only joining in July.
A December article in The New Yorker magazine revealed the existence of the unit and featured Turtle.
It’s the same unit that 28-year-old Kiwi Dominic Abelen was fighting in when he was killed in August, and the two were like brothers.
Te Tai’s unit has set up a PayPal to fundraise for vehicles it needs to move around its area of operation, near the town of Pavlivka.
As Te Tai was interviewed, he had to be careful his phone wasn’t too bright, so as to not give his unit away to any Russian drones flying overhead.
“We live on the line, we just occupy whatever place we can find at the time. If it gets too hot we just find somewhere else,” he told Stuff.
His unit’s job is primarily reconnaissance, a small mobile force that could reach into Russian land or no-man’s land between the trenches, and destroy a tank or hold a position, before the Ukrainian army moved in.
“Find it, locate it, observe it, report it, attack it.”
Good 4x4 vehicles are a necessity.
Donetsk is known for farming and coal production, and Te Tai described the land as similar to the Canterbury plains.
Soldiers try and use the tree lines separating the fields for cover, and trench systems are built through them.
During the winter, the roads and fields are muddy, pocked by craters from Russian artillery barrages.
The Foreign Reconnaissance Team can get the necessities of war – food, bombs, clothing, bullets - just fine.
Reliable working vehicles and parts, and enough for an emergency stockpile, are harder to come by.
The Foreign Reconnaissance Team is reliant on vehicles driven into Ukraine from throughout Europe by volunteers and paying for them with donated money.
“You can use that vehicle until it is blown up or you crash it, unfortunately both those things happen all the time,” Te Tai said.
“The last three vehicles we’ve had, in the last month, they’ve been hit with artillery. Holes in the front, s... just smashed through.”
Unlike the famous International Legion Battalion, which tens of thousands of foreigners have joined since the start of the war, the Foreign Reconnaissance Team is for some of the highly-trained foreign few.
Te Tai served a tour in Afghanistan for the New Zealand Defence Force and thinks of himself as having spent his whole life training to fight.
His team is given autonomy, building trust with local Ukrainian commanders to find out what they want and then formulating missions.
Te Tai was able to talk about one operation the Foreign Reconnaissance Team conducted during a December battle in Pavlivka, first described in the New Yorker article.
Te Tai and a small team of a half-dozen were set to cross a bridge at night and enter a tree line which ran into the centre of the town.
The mission was to see how close they could get to the Russian positions before they were fired on.
“The moment that we got onto the bridge, everything just opened up, rockets, missiles everything. We ran across this bridge and were just trying to scramble to the safest nearest spot.”
Te Tai’s team managed to get into the tree line and into a trench – all in the dark – but the Russians began to shell progressively towards them down the tree line.
“I remember just looking at everyone in the pit and we all had this look on our faces like, ‘well, the party had to end some time’. We had this feeling of acceptance.”
But, just as the next shell was set to kill the team, it flew off somewhere else and the Russians then began to bomb regressively back along the tree line.
“By divine intervention we missed getting smashed... We all knew we were supposed to die that night.”
Before joining Foreign Reconnaissance, Te Tai was working for a church training Ukrainians in basic military skills.
He was open with people back in New Zealand about what he was experiencing, including old army colleagues.
Te Tai described an environment where Kiwis in Ukraine often stayed in touch and worked together, including Dominic Abelen who contacted Te Tai before making the trip.
When Abelen said that he was set to join the International Legion Battalion, Te Tai told Abelen he was hearing bad stories.
“You go there as a foreigner, you get given a weapon, some ammunition, and sit inside a trench and you fight or die, that’s how it’s portrayed.
“People would tell us: 'Thank you for training my son, he didn’t make it back, but I felt he was better off than he was before’,” he said.
Abelen, now with the nickname Tolkien, made his way into the Ukrainian army, but managed to get taken into Ukrainian military intelligence.
Talking to Abelen about what he was doing, Te Tai had had enough of training soldiers and the 37-year-old felt like he was running out of time to fight.
“I told him [Abelen], ‘I’ll jump in with you too’.
“And he [Abelen] was like ‘thank God, cool man’,” said Te Tai.
He ended the volunteer work and a recruiter told Te Tai to get to Lviv where he entered a secretive military intelligence training camp.
Recruits weren’t allowed to use their phones and were closely evaluated for a two-week period.
“Pretty much from the second they take you into the camp, they don’t tell you what’s going on.
“They operate it like a psychological test, to see if you can be just told what to do and not know any other parameters,” he said.
Access to weapons was heavily restricted and there was heavy scrutiny as Ukrainian officials went through candidates’ records and social media, trying to weed out spies and the weak.
“When you talk to someone, it’s always a cover story, you’re never talking to who you think you’re talking to,” Te Tai said.
Then, one morning in July, officials gave Te Tai a contract and drove him to the Foreign Reconnaissance Team in Donetsk.
“As soon as we pulled up... Dom had no shirt on... he said, ‘let’s do some work’.”
“I was like ‘my man!’.”
Abelen had put in a good word for him with Ukrainian intelligence, Te Tai said.
He gave Te Tai the code name of Turtle, after he had originally named himself Talon. Talon was too cool, Abelen said.
Te Tai described new troops arriving for the unit as a big event, a celebration of strengthening the group after the fighting took its toll.
“There’s a high attrition rate either by death, injury, or guys wanting to leave.”
The Foreign Reconnaissance Team currently operates out of a house, planning their missions on a whiteboard.
“We’re normally strapped for time. If we’re not out working we are resting, or we are giving instructions.”
Te Tai said there aren’t ranks in the unit, so while he is the team’s leader, he sits on the same step as the other foreigners in the unit.
He eats Ukrainian food: soups like borscht, and two-minute noodles and toast.
At night Te Tai watches Netflix and YouTube fail compilations to decompress. Sometimes, he hears the Russians shelling, keeping him awake.
When you’re fired on by artillery, you can hear the lifespan of the shell, he said.
He described how shells left the Russian gun with a distant duh-boom, screeching through the air, before exploding somewhere on the Ukrainian side of the line.
Some shells landed far away, but some hit so close to soldiers that the concussion made them puke and made them feel sick for the next day, he said.
“That shit happens like every week.”
About six weeks after Te Tai joined the unit, Abelen was killed during a mission.
“It pissed me off more than anything, it just consolidated for me that I’m not leaving any time soon.”
Te Tai said Abelen didn’t have a death wish, but he was a soldier and fighting was what he had trained for his whole life.
“I could have told him, ‘you are going to die today’ and he would have been like ‘it’s a good day to die’, that’s just who he was.”
Killing didn’t weigh on Te Tai’s mind, he said. He described it as part of the job, and said his views hadn’t changed since Abelen’s death.
“Don’t get me wrong, I don’t find anything glorious about killing young mobilised Russian boys who are crying in their trenches,” he said.
“I’m willing to die, for sure, but I don’t want to die.”
Te Tai has no plans to leave and wants to attend a victory day parade in Kyiv.
“I know we’re going to win, I know that for sure,” he said.
“I’m staying here until I can’t take it any more, or I am dead.”
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2023.03.26 13:18 Flaming_Bathtub Intramutualism - A Novel Economic Approach
First off, gotta love capitalism, am I right? And if you don't, it kinda sucks to be you, because that's kind of the only option provided. That, at least, seems to be the case in the United States, where I live. Also, don't get me started on Socialism. Ain't nobody with any actual political muscle gonna promote such an "anti-American" point of view. Aaand now here we are. The economy sucks, our lives suck, and we see no alternative. That is.. until now... because I didn't just obsess on a bunch of convoluted economic concepts for weeks just to not make my own, novel theory of economics. That would be preposterous! And, as such, here we have it: Intramutualism. Actually, I chose the name of this economic idea/theory/system because the school of thought it is based on, which is deeply rooted in an understanding of the internal structures and mechanisms that build an economy (Intra) and in modifying such internal structures so that they create a mutually beneficial (mutual) system. Also, mutualism is a natural relationship where all parties involved mutually benefit, which seemed like a fitting description of what I am trying to create here. Let's get into the juicy details, to see what makes this economic system different from the rest..submitted by Flaming_Bathtub to CriticalTheory [link] [comments]
First off, my original post on the subject was on an obscure game dev blog in the "off topic" section, which contains a bunch of big ideas and extra juicy details, far more than would be appropriate for a single reddit post, and you can track how the theory developed over time from there, which is something I do occasionally to appreciate just how far I've come, via the following link: https://unrealsoftware.de/forum_posts.php?post=431329.
Right here, though, I'll cover the big, cool, important aspects of this theory, and you will see for yourself how it sets itself apart from all other economic theories in practical, but also deep and philosophical, ways. To begin, here is an overview that clearly represents the how Intramutualism works, as well as the advantages it provides.
The Tactics of Intramutualism:
- Interest Alignment - Resolving conflicts of interest, generally by the use, modification, and management of incentives so interests align throughout the economy. This includes having specific incentive structures for specific industries in order to provide the optimal outcome. It also includes preemptively setting incentive structures in emerging industries to prevent any social or economic harm. Additionally, it includes investigating and analyzing industries to provide details on how incentive structures can best be designed for specific industries.
- Mutual Compatibility - Providing incentives to businesses to make products compatible with products made by other businesses. Products, especially in the technology sector, can have their functionality greatly increased if said products are mutually compatible. This has a much more usable end result than what happens when businesses wage format wars, a frequent occurrence in unmodified and unrestrained capitalism.
- Industry Collaboration - Allows for division of labor, but on the company scale rather than the human scale, so multiple companies can allocate specific tasks to individual specialized companies, thus reducing complexity of all companies that can outsource a specific part of operations to a company specializing in that field, improving economics of scale and increasing the ease at which businesses can be run. This already happens to some extent within capitalism, but by removing barriers to collaboration the full efficiency-improving potential of this practice can be realized.
- Information Sharing - If businesses can share information with each other freely, especially information about things like their production and management techniques which other businesses can make good use of, without running the risk of being outcompeted (and especially if there are incentives to provide such information that would help improve the businesses of others) businesses would become far more well-run, sophisticated, advanced, productive, and beneficial to the overall economy.
- Incentivizing Value-Adding Behavior - Compensating workers and business owners based on the amount of value they add to society. This is showcased in how owners and workers would get paid.
Quote (by me, discussing Intramutualism): "one of the best ways to implement effective incentives would be to restrict pay for the owner of a company to two things: The value of their own work, plus a compensation for each worker based on the efficiency [increase] of that worker contributing to society [over their previous role in the economy]"
As owners would mainly get paid based on how much they raise the productivity of a worker within the economy, and because workers are paid based on how productive they are, both are incentivised to add value to the economy in the form of increased productivity. This tactic also includes removing incentives for activities which do not add value to the economy or society, which currently exists under capitalism. This includes things like rent seeking and other economically harmful activities. Any behavior which does not add value to the economy would be disincentivised, but anything that does add value to the economy, directly or indirectly, so long as it is measurable, would be rewarded.
-Domestic Efficiency - Increasing efficiency of domestic chores and day-to-day life. By freeing up time from domestic duties, there is more spare time which can be used for recreational and/or economically valuable activities. As such, there would be strong incentives for Industry to create solutions that would make daily life more manageable, less stressful, and more enjoyable overall.
Visual comparison of Intramutualism and Capitalism, showcasing the similarities and differences between the two systems and how they operate.
Overall, I think that Intramutualism would be a variant of capitalism that capitalism promised it would be; A capitalism that provides equal opportunity to benefit from the fruits of one's labor, social and financial freedom, rewards for innovation, rapid economic growth, and an efficient economy that consistently improves standard of living. It is a capitalism that ensures all of these promises are kept.
Also, I was thinking.. Intramutualism also has the potential to make it more practical for contractors to perform many government functions. In fact, it may theoretically be possible for the government to be entirely run by contractors if Intramutualism was integrated deeply enough into the economy, thus creating an entirely self-sustaining government, which would then, based on Intramutualism principles, have to put more into society than it takes out of society. And if that happened, society would act more as a self-evolving, entirely rational entity on a macro scale, as the Intramutualism economy would run all aspects of life including the government. It is like a free market system that runs the government, except with the incentives always aligning with the interests and wellbeing of society. It's quite an interesting possibility to ponder, if only for the sheer novelty of the idea..
Now, let's talk about unions, and how they would be effected. Intramutualism entirely removes the necessity for unions that arises within Capitalism because the main incentives for business owners is to increase wages. It also reassigns the role of wage distribution so that it is no longer in the hands of someone with a conflict-of-interest. This removes some inherent problems with capitalism without workers needing to resort to collective action, which is not really something workers enjoy having to do. The industries themselves would provide the functions that unions normally provide, as the incentive among the owners is to raise wages, which is the same incentives unions have, but rather than the much different dynamic of unions fighting owners to negotiate pay raises, it is owners trying to find a way to increase efficiency and thus pay, and there are no conflicts of interest. We can say goodbye to the massive conflicts-of-interest between employees and owners. After all, it is only a matter of time before conflicts-of-interest, when not adequately addressed, turn into actual, physical conflicts. Just look at union violence and anti-union violence and it is plain to see. This dynamic is an unnecessary system flaw that can be eliminated by uniting the interests of all actors.
Also, while capitalism is focused on producing and selling more material goods, Intramutualism is focused on doing more with less by providing the incentive to reduce or entirely eliminate any burdens on society that can be eliminated, and to actively select against introducing any burdens that cannot be justified by an improvement that is greater than the impact of the imposed burden in question. In this sense, Intramutualism has the potential to remove a significant amount of unnecessary things in our lives that capitalism as a system will never be incentivized to remove, but would rather cling on to forever because imposing burdens happens to be profitable.
For example, in capitalism the optimal company strategy is, when only chasing profits, (a common practice) to pump out and sell as much product as possible for profit, and at as high of a margin as possible, whether or not said product is actually necessary or even helpful at all. This means that there will always be unneeded things that people are either too afraid to get rid of after purchasing, that which they do dispose of, which causes more waste, or that which harms them and their economic livelihoods. These are all bad outcomes and are insufficiently addressed within the current system. Additionally, while capitalism may incentivize efficiency of production, it does not prioritize efficiency of everyday life, which is something that has become more and more difficult to manage over time, as unnecessary complexity increases within our lives.
The plan and strategy behind Intramutualism is to design a system that takes rational economic logic to its limits by creating a system that is, from an economic perspective, is as logical, practical, equitable, sustainable, ethical, and sensible as possibly obtainable within my cognitive ability. However, a very important part of the philosophy behind it is in understanding that there is no perfect or entirely complete system, and, informed by that knowledge, that an economic system design should always be improving. It's still not entirely complete. It never will be, just like capitalism has never been entirely complete. The difference between these is that capitalism is commonly accepted as complete, while Intramutualism does not try to hide its incomplete nature. Intramutualism is an effort to make a more complete version of capitalism, but yet it in itself is not entirely complete.
Intramutualism, in its most basic sense, is a creative exercise in the art of economics. It is a conceptualization of what the economy could be. What the economy should be. What the economy can be, if it gains the support necessary to lead to action. If you can think of a way to improve Intramutualism, have an opinion on the subject, or whatever else, let me know in the comments. Thanks.
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2023.03.26 13:18 Indiangernalist Fertility Preservation for Cancer Patients: Why and How to Seek Help from a Fertility Clinic in Bangalore
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Cancer is a life-threatening disease that affects millions of people worldwide, and its treatment often involves chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or surgery that can damage the reproductive organs and compromise fertility. For young cancer patients who have not completed their family planning, the risk of infertility can be a distressing and challenging issue. However, with the help of fertility preservation techniques, such as sperm or egg freezing, embryo cryopreservation, or ovarian tissue preservation, cancer patients can retain their reproductive options and improve their quality of life after cancer. In this blog, we will discuss the importance of fertility preservation for cancer patients and how to access the services of a fertility clinic in Bangalore.
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Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy can damage the reproductive organs, including the ovaries, testes, uterus, or fallopian tubes, and impair the production or function of eggs or sperm. The degree of damage depends on the type, dose, and duration of the treatment, as well as the patient's age and baseline fertility status. In some cases, the damage may be temporary, and the patient may recover their fertility after the treatment ends. However, in many cases, the damage may be permanent, and the patient may face a high risk of infertility, premature menopause, or other reproductive health problems.
Fertility preservation offers cancer patients the opportunity to freeze their eggs or sperm, embryos, or ovarian tissue before cancer treatment begins, and use them in the future to conceive a child through in vitro fertilization (IVF) or other assisted reproductive technologies. By preserving their fertility, cancer patients can improve their quality of life, reduce their risk of depression, anxiety, or other psychosocial issues, and enhance their sense of control and hope for the future.
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2023.03.26 13:16 The_Swan101 CFIF #5: More on Othniel Charles Marsh’s Dinosaur Fanfiction
In my previous post, I discussed Othniel Charles Marsh and his bizarre secret collection of dinosaur fanfiction. While I’m glad I had the opportunity to introduce a new perspective on a renowned American scholar, the sheer breadth of Marsh’s manuscripts are so overwhelming that one could only complete a cursory investigation of his work in the space of a single blog post. For today’s fact, I strive for a more granular analysis of Marsh’s writings, while introducing some features that further qualify his work as “fanfiction.”submitted by The_Swan101 to CoolFactIFound [link] [comments]
Most people familiar with fanfiction have heard of the term “OC.” An OC, or original character, is precisely what it sounds like: a non-canonical figure introduced within an existing media universe. Since Marsh’s profession revolved around discovering real new creatures, there was no need for his fictional writing to take such a “non-canonical” turn. However, Marsh did generally show preferential treatment in his writings for species that he discovered—and a disdain for species he didn’t discover. Take the sauropod Amphicoelias, discovered by Edward Drinker Cope in 1878. Despite being well-known for its large size, Marsh described the species as “a shallow beast, whose shape [clearly] disguises a natural impotence.” Cope and Marsh notably feuded during the Bone Wars of the 1860s and 1870s; perhaps Marsh used his fanfiction as a creative outlet to express his hatred towards Cope.
Ironically, Marsh’s rivalry with Edward Cope did not stop him from taking exceptional pride in a species that Cope named after him: Colosteus marshii (Cope named this species after Marsh before the enmity intensified). Of all the dinosaurs mentioned in Marsh’s literature, none feature in recurring narratives as frequently as Colosteus marshii, being mentioned in over 200 entries throughout Marsh’s 32 years of manuscripts. Within his extensive remarks on the species, Marsh most frequently comments on its “pugnacious temperament” (perhaps to compensate for its small stature), its “impressive dexterity,” and, most notably, its “enviable virility.” Within the structure of traditional fanfiction, C. marshii seems to occupy a role similar to a “self-insert,” or a character introduced to a narrative that is meant to represent the author.
One might note with curiosity why Marsh’s self-insert identifies with stubbornness and a high sex drive. Although I cannot offer a concrete explanation for the former trait, the latter characteristic is common in Marsh’s work. I briefly discussed Marsh’s writing on Ammosaurus yesterday, but it warrants additional attention here. In particular, Marsh laments in a 1892 manuscript that “the great anachronism of my life is my inability to see the [Ammosaurus] engage in that … glorious [mating] act.”
Image: Othniel Charles Marsh
Ammosaurus was hardly the only species that Marsh excessively sexualized. Of the approximately 350 dinosaur species that Marsh mentions in writing, reproductive characteristics and practices are featured for 158 (45%) species. This might connect to Marsh’s aforementioned desire to make dinosaurs fit into a familial institution. However, such a conclusion would also disregard the growing public attention aimed at species’ reproductive habits after Darwin’s 1859 publication of On the Origin of Species.
(For the morbidly curious: cross-species breeding is rarely a topic of conversation, only being mentioned in around 20 of Marsh’s entries. Of those 20 entries, C. marshii is a participant in cross-breeding investigations on 7 occasions.)
Having constructed a literary universe that saw consistent entries for 32 years, there is so much that has to be left unsaid about Marsh’s writings. Even after a second analysis, I haven’t been able to discuss the storylines within Marsh’s fanfiction, recurring characters (although he generally refers to species by their official title, he does occasionally propose new names, such as when he named a Diplodocus after his uncle, George Peabody), or how his dinosaurs mimicked contemporary political drama from his era. That being said, I hope that my investigation has opened a door into the “richness” of Othniel Marsh’s non-academic writing that has long evaded the public eye.
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My urologist diagnosed me with a "Neuromuscular Bladder Dysfunction - Unspecified," or in other words, Neurogenic Bladder. My symptoms are a very frequent and persistent urge for urination, urgency, a weak stream, and foamy urine. I've been struggling with this condition for 8 months, and as everyone here can guess, it's affecting my daily life and causing a lot of stress.
My main goal with this post is to find out if the diagnosis is correct. The way I see it, I must understand the problem to find out how to fix it. I have described the following in as much detail as I could below:
Also, I know that this is a thing that's typically treated by urologists. However, if it's an issue with the nervous system, I guess maybe neurologists could also be helpful. Should I visit a neurologist for help with a neurogenic bladder?
Thank you in advance. I appreciate any help more than you can imagine.
How the Issue StartedIn the past few years, I have had difficulties urinating when on amphetamines. One night, I took MDMA pills (most likely mixed with amphetamines and God knows what else) with my girlfriend, and we had sex. We went on for about 20-30 minutes at a time, then took 10-15 minutes to rest. This went on for a few hours. I didn't ejaculate even once then; I never felt the urge to. I didn't urinate, either. When we finished, I noticed I couldn't urinate, even though I felt the urge and tried.
In the following days, I felt this pressure in my abdominal area, and it was hard to pee. I couldn't pee at all after 4-5 PM, and I didn't feel the need to, even if I drank lots of water. This went away, but all the symptoms I described above appeared. Super frequent urge, starting wasn't easy, the stream of urine was very thin - it took me a long time to urinate, and the urine was foamy.
I'm incredibly dumb because I didn't go to the doctor then. I waited about 2-3 months before I went to get checked for the first time. The doctor tested my urine and blood, and everything seemed ok. He prescribed Solifenacin (a drug), which I've described below. He told me to take it and wait for the symptoms to disappear, but they never did. Then I went to another doctor, who basically told me the same thing. See the Medical Tests info below:
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