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2023.06.08 11:50 alexanderdillon Demystifying Market Speak: An Investor's Handbook to Reading Stock Quotes
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Stock quotes can appear daunting for anyone dipping their toes into the world of investing. However, these seemingly cryptic strings of numbers and letters are your essential roadmap to understanding a company's performance. This guide will walk you through the essentials of decoding a stock quote
Every stock quote starts with the ticker symbol – a distinctive series of letters used to identify a company on the stock exchange. Investors use the universal acronym to track and analyze a company's stock.
Alexander Dillon suggested following the ticker symbol; you will see the last trade price. This figure represents the price at which the most recent trade of that stock occurred. As the market fluctuates during trading hours, this figure continuously changes.
Next, you'll encounter the change and percentage change. These figures highlight how much the stock's price has fluctuated since the previous day's close. The difference is presented in absolute terms, and the percentage change indicates the relative size of the day's price movement.
Then there are the 52-week high and low. These numbers give you an idea of the stock's highest and lowest trading prices in the past year. It offers insight into the stock's historical volatility and potential future trajectory.
The volume represents the total number of shares traded in a day. This information is crucial as it indicates the stock's liquidity. High volume often signifies significant market activity related to the store, while low volume may suggest investor apathy.
Finally, there's the dividend yield – a key figure for income-focused investors. It's calculated by dividing the annual dividend payment by the current stock price. A high dividend yield can suggest a more profitable investment.
Unlocking the secrets of a stock quote is a vital skill for any investor. Reading and understanding these financial stats can help you track your investments
, gauge market sentiment, and guide your investment strategy. As you navigate the stock market waters, remember: Knowledge is power – and profit.
2023.06.08 11:50 alexex2022 June 8 BTCUSD BingX Chart Analysis and Today's Headline
The Sandbox Joint Creation: Do Not Agree With the SEC to Classify SAND as a Security According to Decrypt, Sebastien Borget, the Co-founder and COO of The Sandbox, has responded to the recent lawsuit filed by the U.S. SEC against Binance and Coinbase. Borget stated that The Sandbox is aware of the lawsuit but does not agree with the SEC's decision to classify SAND as a security. The project itself will not be directly affected by the lawsuit, and its daily operations will continue as usual. Borget emphasised that the United States remains an important market for The Sandbox. He further added that the concept of a decentralised gaming world where users can own assets and contribute game content is an important mission that should continue.
BingX’s Bitcoin Chart
BTC experienced a brief recovery above $27,000 yesterday, but later fell below this key level once again. Currently, BTC's price lacks significant sustained momentum, primarily due to the lack of on-chain funding to drive market growth. The focus now is on whether BTC will revisit the range near $25,000-$25,500 after falling below $27,000. The $25,000 support level remains crucial for BTC this year.
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2023.06.08 11:50 leonardod8 Mazda 6 Sedan 2023 Will Open Up A Brand New Future
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's plan to introduce a brand new Mazda 6 Sedan 2023
that would be powered by a fresh straight-six turbo petrol and rear-wheel drive has been quashed. The rumour mill was rife with speculation that Mazda's new rear-drive Large Architecture, which is supposed to underpin a range of new SUVs like the CX-60, CX-70 and CX-90, would also give rise to a sleek new 6 and possibly even a halo sports coupe, long rumoured to be badged as an RX-9. However, Mazda has now confirmed that both projects are currently low priorities and seem to be dead in the water, or at the very least, placed on the back burner. This is not only because they would be slow sellers given changing buyer tastes but also because Mazda's new Large Architecture is designed for SUVs only. https://preview.redd.it/hgl5wgbbnr4b1.jpg?width=912&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=12ce83e7b26fd62de5f9ec16c1a9f13efca27b78
Mazda's head of design, Akira Tamatani, confirmed that the new Mazda 6 Sedan
and halo sportscar are currently low priorities and if they can make a success out of those large platform products [CX-60 et al], then they might be able to have a passenger model. He admitted that a sportscar and a passenger car would require creating a brand-new platform for those types of cars, and Mazda would need to take certain steps in order to get there. Tamatani clarified that a new Mazda 6 would require a new platform as the vehicle height of a Mazda 6 would be lower than the SUVs, so they couldn't apply exactly the same platform for those vehicles. This Large Architecture is designed mainly for SUVs.
Mazda's director and senior managing executive officer, Yasuhiro Aoyama, also poured cold water on the prospect of new-gen rear-drive 6. He said that they would focus on driving the core models for the Large Architecture, and they need to carefully investigate the opportunity to develop that type of model for different countries so that they can meet customer expectations. He admitted that they are still investigating a lot of opportunities around what should be the best product portfolio for them when they gradually shift from ICE to electrification.
It is unclear whether Mazda's long-running mid-sizer will live on beyond its current generation. Aoyama confirmed that they are still investigating a lot of opportunities to make the appropriate portfolio considering the shift of their technologies into the future. Due to the market move towards SUVs, Mazda dropped the 6 from its lineup in America last year, and sales in Australia have plummeted. The brand is more optimistic about the classic MX-5's future, which Aoyama stated is now being developed for a reveal somewhere around 2026.
2023.06.08 11:49 olls_9 Help and advice needed for an inexperienced person trying to create the right setup for a relative. Does anyone have any second hand items for sale?
I’m new to this subreddit, and I’ll be honest, jigsaws aren’t really my thing. I’m doing this for someone else’s benefit. I hope this is ok to post, but if not, just let me know and I’ll take it down.
So I’m trying to establish a good setup up for my 89 year old auntie. I have bought one adjustable jigsaw table and a general adjustable table, but neither have worked for her needs. She has to be able to do her jigsaws sat in the armchair or on the sofa, because the dining room chairs are too uncomfortable on her back. She can’t sit up or bend for long periods of time, and needs to be resting her back against something soft, hence, the armchair or sofa. This therefore means she can’t sit and do jigsaws at the table. Especially recently, she has had to sit on the sofa with her leg up after an injury, so she is even more limited.
I definitely don’t have much experience with jigsaws and their accessories. Everything I’ve tried so far has been the result of a Google search. I was thinking that the next best thing to try was putting a jigsaw board on an easel as, providing it wasn’t too big, she could put it on her lap and sit comfortably. I was then going to get her some puzzle sorter trays to put the pieces in, which I could put on a foldable table or chair next to the sofa. She could then put the tray on her lap while sorting or using those pieces, and put it back in a convenient place when it’s done. So, does this sound like a good, feasible setup? Like I said, I’m guessing a bit, and I don’t want to waste money if it’s still not going to be practical. The main aim is to make sure she can sit with her back against the chair, and not have to be twisting or sitting up too much. If anyone has any alternative suggestions, please let me know.
The jigsaw board that I bought her is from the company Jigthings. It’s a great board, but just hasn’t been able to be used practically yet. I recently discovered they used to make a product called the Jigeasel, but it doesn’t seem to be on their website anymore. It would be ideal for the setup I’m trying to achieve. My auntie currently has the 1000 piece board, but I think the 500 piece one would be more practical in these circumstances, due to its smaller size. This is another product that I can’t seem to find anywhere online.
Do I need a jigsaw specific easel, or will a generic easel work ok? I have found a generic easel on Etsy from a company called Quick Draw Supplies, which looked pretty good because of its small size.
For anyone in the UK, does anyone have either a Jigeasel or 500 piece Jigboard for sale at a reasonable price that they no longer use? If not, does anyone know where in the UK I might be able to purchase either of those items? I’ve looked online on Amazon, and second hand sites like EBay, but I can’t find anything. It’s not the end of the world if I can’t get hold of a smaller board, it’s the easel I’m more concerned with.
If I can’t get hold of the Jigeasel, does anyone have any alternative recommendations for jigsaw board easels? Preferably a similar size to the Jigeasel, as I know this would be small enough to fit on her lap.
She has been pretty miserable recently having nothing to do, which I can imagine must be really boring. I really want to help her out, so if anyone has any advice or can help me in any way, it would be really appreciated. Thanks guys.
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2023.06.08 11:49 loislane007 Should I wait to buy, rent or stay put?
I have been living in my childhood home after moving back some years ago to save money. I cover all bills (including subscription services) and most groceries for my family. I am in my late 30s and I am currently between jobs after being made redundant last month. I am fortunate that I have a new role starting in a few weeks where my basic salary will be £100k p.a. I have been desperate to buy my own home for some time but it feels like it is impossible doing it on my own without moving far from where I am now (outskirts of London). It’s not that I love the area I am in, but I would much prefer being close to my family and friends.
I have £70,000 saved with no debts. I have enough in separate savings to cover this period of unemployment and an emergency fund to cover basic expenses for 3months.
I will be fully remote in my new role and need to ensure I have a good enough home environment to work from which wasn’t working for me in my previous role. I have spoken to a broker about when I could possibly buy and they have said some mortgages will allow one payslip rather than the standard three - not sure if anyone has seen this? However, with the current market in mind I am not sure if I will be able to afford somewhere in my current area - prices are still sitting around £500-550k for a 3 bedroom terrace. Given my age I would prefer to own a house rather than a flat as I have heard you should look to stay in your home for 5yrs minimum. Based on this I am considering renting a 2 bedroom flat for now maybe until the new year when hopefully interest rates have stabilised a bit but everyone keeps telling me this would be a complete waste of money. So now I am thinking should I wait out the current market, stay put until the new year and maybe rent a working space (approx £500 a month). I am stuck and would like some views please.
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2023.06.08 11:48 Hairy-Bill1525 APT Price Analysis: Will APT Price Break Out of the Channel?
APT is currently trading at $8.00 with a rise of 77% in 24-hour trading volume. 2
APT price is observing a decline of 3.99% in the last 24 hour
The APT price is currently trading within a consolidation under the 200 EMA on the daily timeframe. Investors’ sentiments regarding most of the major cryptocurrencies in the market at present are taking a bearish
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2023.06.08 11:47 Cake_Lies_73 Inter-generational squabbles
Sigh. Saw more ‘boomers vs. millennials’ housing affordability squabbles in the news today. I’m finding it to be a very tired conversation, that involves lots of accusations based on anecdotal evidence. So much of the time it’s an apples and oranges thing - affordability is comprised of so many things (wages, inflation, interest rates, house prices, cost of living etc.) and ALL of them were in a different state 30-40 years ago. It’s a nuanced situation, which you’re not going to be able to accurately assess from a couple of random statistics.
Can we please just stop with the endless poorly informed debates about who had it harder (which doesn’t help anyone), and agree that there is a housing affordability problem???
Rant over. It’s been a long week.
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2023.06.08 11:45 chanon17 A longer-than-you-asked-for life update filled with trans joy and complications
Hello friends! Chelsea here. 😊
I've thought about making this post for a while but just hadn't gotten around to it. But as I said in the title, I slept most of the day because 🤷🏻♀️ so I'm up late drinking coffee and trying to figure life out. If you're interested in being up-to-date on my life story (and why wouldn't
you want to know the intimate details of a random stranger on the internet?), here are past updates for your convenience:
This will likely be a lengthy post, so sorry not sorry! I found that, especially early in my transition, it was really helpful to read perspectives and experiences of those going through experiences that either matched my own or were down a path similar to what I hoped for myself. So maybe I can be that for someone! June 2022:
Further complications following coming out to my parents:
I came out to my parents and there were complications, which you can read about in the linked posts above. What happened after that is that a couple of weeks later, my parents asked me to come over to 1) see if anything had changed (uh, duh, it hadn't) and to warn me: they were going to go camping with my grandparents and aunt/uncle, and my mom wasn't sure that she could keep things to herself regarding my trans identity. Specifically, she warned that she might tell her brother (my uncle) in order to gauge what his thoughts on how their parents (my grandparents) would react to the information. December 2022:
I told her that I'd rather she didn't, and her response was "well I just don't know if I'll be able to help it". So that was fun. The weekend passed, and the day after they had all gotten home, I received a cryptic text from my aunt, where she told me she loved me and prayed for me constantly. She said that she had noticed from my book-tailored Instagram account that I'd read a specific book about churches and LGBTQ issues that she was going to read too because she likes to "read lots of things and try to consider all sides of issues before [making] a decision", and that she was going to watch a specific video made by the author of this book. (I'm leaving out the name of the book and the author for my own privacy reasons.) I assumed that this text meant my mom had told my aunt/uncle after all because I had made no mention of this book's author or any videos he had made, so her mentioning the video indicated that she had been pointed in a specific direction. Anyway, nothing further was said, about me being trans or otherwise, for a long time, but I more or less operated under the assumption that my aunt and uncle now knew.
Christmas time with family update: Christmas at my aunt and uncle's house with the rest of the family, sans my grandparents because my grandma came down with Covid. Towards the end of our stay, my dad pulled me aside and asked me what my plan was around "telling my aunt and uncle", to which I responded "I thought that you and Mom did tell them", and he said no, that they figured that it should come from me. I still call BS, that even if they didn't outright say "[deadname] is trans", they hinted pretty heavily that something was going on. In any case, I told him I had no plan of telling them and didn't. The months leading up to this were weird because I was taking HRT but otherwise not presenting femme because of my work and family situations, so my parents never said a word about it before that moment with my dad even though I ate dinner at their place once a week. January 2023:
Okay, now we're getting to the good stuff!!
Coming out to my bible study class: If you didn't read my previous posts: I have always valued my Christian faith, and it was important to me early in my transition to find peace between my transition and my relationship with God. I'd found a local church in March/April-ish that was fully affirming and accepting of LGBTQ individuals and had been attending in person since May. And let me tell you everyone, finding this church is maybe the best thing that has ever happened to me! When I first started attending, I filled out a guest registration form and disclosed that I was trans but not presenting yet, and the person who responded directed me to a bible study class of people around my age. In that class, I made friends for the first time in literal years, and not just one or two, but many! I didn't come out to them, but I also didn't try very hard to hide things like my budding breasts or longer hair or other changes like I did in other social spaces. I joined the choir, played in the band (there's a wind ensemble at the church that I play my French horn in once a month), was enlisted into the New Member Committee, and just had the best time. That said, in January of 2023, I decided I wanted to come out to my class, so I recorded a video myself, posted it in the class group chat, and then put my phone on Do Not Disturb before going to the gym. When I got back to my car, I opened my phone and was overwhelmed with messages of love and support and acceptance; it was everything I could have hoped for! I told them that I didn't have a timeline for presenting femme or for changing my name and pronouns, I just wanted them to know so that they could be on the journey with me.
Getting a church name tag of my chosen name in secret: ALSO: I mentioned that I was enlisted into the New Member Committee, and we had our first meeting this month. The staff liaison to the committee, who just so happened to be the person who had responded to my guest registration form and directed me to my Bible study class, was going to order everyone in the committee name tags so that we could wear them around church to be hospitable to people. I emailed her afterwards, reminding her that I was trans if she had forgotten and asked for her to make an extra name tag: one for my deadname that everyone still new me as, and one for my chosen name. And she was more than happy to oblige! February 2023:
1-year HRT anniversary: Firstly, this was the 1-year anniversary of me starting hormones! Just a few stats: I'd lost around 45-50 pounds, grown my hair from bald to just past my earlobes (with a stubborn patch of male-pattern-baldness right in the front 😔), and felt good in my body for the first time in my life.
Coming out to the rest of my mom's side of the family: Secondly, this was the month when I came out to the rest of my (mom's side of the) family. Not because I felt especially like I wanted to but because I was more or less cornered into it. I was at church choir rehearsal when the family group chat lit up: my uncle was asking us to look at our emails so that we could make plans for a family cruise to celebrate my grandparents' 60th wedding anniversary...in December. And we had to book the vacation ASAP. My heart sunk into my stomach. I was still only out to my parents and brother, and here we were trying to make travel plans for 10 months from now? When I wouldn't look the same, when my documents hopefully wouldn't match what they are now? I knew that I would have to come out to everyone because I didn't see this vacation as something that I could plan for at this point in time. My dad called me that night, asking me about my thoughts on the vacation, to which I told him I didn't think I could do it. He was beating around the bush, saying that if it was a money issue that he and my mom could help, to which I responded "you know why I can't go". His response was that I needed to call my uncle and come out to him. But I didn't that night. I did type out a coming out letter addressed to the rest of the family, and I debated between sending it in the group chat, sending it to individual family members, or recording a video of myself reading it, but never did. The next day, I was basically in a fugue state all day at work. I had a sense of impending doom knowing that I would likely have to come out to my family by the end of the day. My dad texted me asking what I was going to do, and I just told him that I wasn't going to go on the cruise, which he passed on to my uncle. Around midday I got a text from my uncle since he hadn't heard from me and he was the one booking the cruise, but I didn't respond. He called later on my way home from work, and again, I ignored it. When I got home from work, I set about trying to record the video of me reading the letter I mentioned before, but I couldn't get the tone right...it always sounded too angry. Eventually, my aunt messaged the family chat, asking for confirmation from each person about their availability and willingness to go on the trip, and one by one everyone responded except for me. The moment came...I had to do something. So I called my aunt. Crying, I came out to her, confessing that I'd been on hormones for a year (this actually happened the day before my 1-year hormone anniversary). She responded that she and my uncle weren't blind, that they had noticed something was up (or my mom had told them👀), and that no matter what, they still love me. She did say that she wanted to talk with me about this at some point to learn about my perspective, especially regarding my faith and how it was that my church and I had come to justify being trans/LGBTQ with what the Bible says (more on that later). But she also understood my concerns regarding the trip, and she said there was no version of this trip that they would go on without me. But I needed to come out to my grandparents because there needed to be a reason for the trip to be called off all of a sudden. So I gathered my courage, drove to my grandparents' neighborhood, and after a bit of hesitation, called my grandma. I asked if I could come talk to them, and warned that it was likely not going to be a happy conversation...I didn't want to blindside her. So I came out to the two of them, sitting in their living room, and it went...better than it did with my parents?! I mean, let's be real, no one was necessarily happy about it, but no one yelled or stormed off in anger. My grandma told me she'd noticed something was going on too but just assumed I was gay (I mean...not in the way she thinks), and my grandpa, bless him in his 80 years of age, said that I'm an adult and can make my own decisions. (Imagine that!) And they both reiterated that they loved me. My aunt had also asked if it was okay if she talked to her kids/my cousins about me being trans. Maybe I shouldn't have said yes because I don't know exactly what was said to them, but my oldest cousin, who is four years younger than me, texted me separately saying she and her husband-to-be loved me just as much as they did before and that she's "always make sure that [I] still feel loved and know [I'm] a valued family member". And that's the story of how I came out to my mom's side of the family! My dad's side? TBD...but also less important because I don't see them very often. Oh, one more thing: we're going to go on that cruise after all. My uncle asked the travel agent he was booking the cruise with if it was possible to change/update my booking information if all the identification changes that I'm hoping for happen, and she said as long as I've got updated documents by a certain date, they can be changed on the reservation. So now I just have a casual email from my uncle discussing my gender transition, which is surreal. March 2023:
Coming out to my church choir director: My church choir director had announced his retirement and impending move across the country, which was coming at the end of April. I had started making plans around this time to debut as Chelsea later in May, after he'd be gone, and I had a sense that I didn't want him to learn after the fact that I came out after he had left and think that I had waited for him to leave. So I wrote him a letter thanking him and coming out, and I gave it to him after rehearsal one night. He emailed me in response the next day, expressing all the same joy and acceptance and love that my bible study class had shown, and he also asked if he could know my chosen name, which I happily shared, because at this point I'd gotten the name tags I mentioned before and had taken a picture. I told him in the letter that I'd be stepping away from the choir for at least a little while once I started presenting as Chelsea, and he said he understood but hoped I wouldn't stay away for too long because "this is the most remarkable group of people" and "they will accept you however you choose to present". April 2023:
My cousin's wedding but then ears pierced: My cousin got married Easter weekend. Even though I was out to this side of the family, they weren't ready for me to be Chelsea around them, and to be honest neither was I, but that doesn't mean that I was happy wearing a men's suit. I drove the three hours back home late after the wedding so that I could be at my church's Easter events starting early the next morning. And the day after Easter? I got my ears pierced! They're still healing, so I haven't worn any cute earrings yet, but soon! (By the way, I told my family about getting my ears pierced ahead of them seeing me a few days later. I didn't want them to notice them on their own and think I was trying to hide it. My mom texted my aunt about it, saying she wasn't handling it well, and my grandmother straight-up cried. They never said anything to me about them though. 🤷🏻♀️)
Coming out to the man whose writing brought me to my affirming church: That book that I mentioned earlier, the one that my aunt said she would read? Well, the author of the book attends my church. Up to this point, I had only met and spoken with him once, back in January: he had just published a new book and was signing copies at church, so I went up to him and bought the new one, but I also brought my copy of the other one and told him that I was at this church because of him. I didn't tell him why, though. At a dinner party saying goodbye to the retiring choir director, I found myself next to this author in line, and he mentioned a job opening that he thought I might be a good fit for because it was in my field, but what he didn't know (yet) is that I am trans and was leaving my job shortly and would be looking for something completely different. I messaged him later that night, coming out to him, and he thanked me for confiding in him, asking if we could meet up for coffee or dinner sometime soon so he could hear more of my story. May 2023:
Coming out to the church congregation at large: My church has a weekly bulletin/newsletter that each week has a member profile in it, where church members share a picture of themselves and answer some questions so that the rest of the congregation can know them better. I had been contacted to participate in this member profile really early in my time attending the church but had refrained, probably not knowing at the time that I'd save my chance as my method of coming out to the church at large. And on May 1st, I emailed the staff member who had made me the name tag with my chosen name on it my copy of the profile, including a picture of myself as Chelsea, and I requested a specific date later in the month to be featured. And she said yes! A few days later, I had dinner with the author mentioned before, and we had a lovely time talking about my life path bringing me to this moment. I shared with him the picture of my name tag, and I also told him that I'd be making the switch to Chelsea in just a few short weeks. Just a reminder that even though I was out as trans to my bible study class, I was still known as [deadname] and used he/him pronouns. I had only shared my chosen name with a couple of people; I had decided that I didn't want to make the switch until I could make it permanently with them. The week before the member profile was set to go live, I told my class that it was my last time attending church as [deadname], so they needed to keep an eye out on the upcoming newslettebulletin. The newsletter went live on that Friday, and I was once again flooded with messages from my class expressing their love and acceptance of me, and they all told me they had updated their contact for me in their phones. I was also added to the women-only group chat, which I'd been invited to before but didn't want to join until I was officially Chelsea to them. The night the newsletter went live, I had my first Chelsea test run. There's a couple in my class who I go see plays/musicals with on a regular basis, so I chose that opportunity to go out with them. I wore a black dress and ballet flats, and we went out for Thai food before seeing the play together. It's funny, before coming out to myself as trans, I'd crossdressed and gone out a few times over the years, but since starting HRT, the most I had done was wear femme pajamas at home and maybe tighter pants on occasion. I didn't even practice makeup on my own. So going out to the play as Chelsea was my first real experience doing so, and it went great and felt so good! That first Sunday, I arrived with my nails painted navy blue, wearing a floral dress and makeup, and I was so at ease driving to church that morning. One member of my class had arranged for everyone to meet earlier than normal so they could celebrate me, so we had donuts and coffee together before class officially started, and many of them wrote notes of encouragement to me to take home and read later. Even our senior pastor stopped by to write a note! As for the rest of the church? They were amazing! I met so many new people who wanted to come meet me after reading my member profile, and many of the people who I had already interacted with on a regular basis came up and hugged me, including the author I'd had dinner with and the staff member who had made me the name tag (that I was now proudly wearing) and my bible study teacher. So I am exclusively Chelsea at church now. 😊
Coming out to my coworker and leaving my job: In other news, I finally came out to my coworker (we're teachers) and told him that I was leaving. I'd been at this school for 6 years, and 5 of them had been with him as my coworker. I knew that he would be affirming and supportive when I told him, but it was still really hard to tell him. For the rest of the school year, though, he was really careful to be sensitive to gendered language, even trying to leave the "Mr." off in front of my last name when addressing me in front of our students. There was still one more week of school after I came out at church, which meant that after a full weekend as Chelsea, I had to go to work Monday morning as [deadname] again, which really sucked. My coworker even pulled me aside that first morning to acknowledge how weird it must be for me. Packing up my office on the last couple of days of school was really hard. I was in the career that I had more or less envisioned for myself since I was 13 years old, and here I was at 31 just packing it up without knowing for sure what was next career-wise. There were definitely parts of teaching that really sucked, especially in the time since the pandemic, but I did still enjoy it a lot of the time. Saying goodbye was difficult.
Family update: For Mother's Day, I had considered writing my mom and my grandma letters expressing understanding that getting used to the idea of me being trans was difficult for them, and saying that I hoped that I could start sharing more of myself with them soon, and signing it with my chosen name...which my family (aside from my brother) still doesn't know, by the way. But I decided my original letters were a little too much too fast (I mean, not really, but I was trying to be courteous), so I wrote shorter versions, and instead of signing with my deadname, I simply signed "C". There were lots of tears and mouthed "I love you"s from across the room. I mentioned before that I used to go over to my parents' house once a week for dinner and hangout time, but ever since that day in February when I came out to everyone, I hadn't heard from my parents about coming over anymore. To be honest, it was probably just a lack of communication on both sides, but I felt that since we always met at their house, they should be the ones to reinitiate the weekly hangouts. They eventually did resume, more or less the same as they were before, but even though I'm still not dressing femme around them, now I'm more willing to wear shorts to show off my bare legs, or keep my nails painted, or not be concerned if they feel a bra strap or see my breast growth under my shirt. I even went to my grandparents' house my bare legs and navy blue nails, and no one batted an eye! Progress! I think the Mother's Day notes helped.
Meeting with my aunt to talk about me being trans and my faith: I mentioned before that my aunt wanted to talk with me about my journey into my identity and Christian perspective on LGBTQ acceptance, and we did have that talk. She was in town for work and texted me asking if I wanted to have dinner with her, so we met for tacos and talked. She had read the book I mentioned before, and she didn't necessarily agree with what was presented in it, but she also didn't fully condemn it. We had a perfectly lovely, civil conversation. June 2023:
Pride month update: Well, here we are. I'm currently Chelsea a few times a week, which has been so much fun, but it has also made being [deadname] so much harder. With it being Pride Month, I'm really itching to officially come out to the world so that I can stop hiding behind [deadname]'s Facebook page and trying to save my family's feelings about my transition. There's still one more friend who I haven't come out to yet, and I kinda want to come out to him (and to my dad's parents) before I make anything super public. Along with the friend who was the first person I came out to back in March of last year, this friend is one of my high school best friends, and we lived together in the 2+ years immediately preceding the pandemic. But while that first friend and I have both grown more liberal over the years, I don't know if the same can be said of this other friend, and I still fear his reaction. I don't want to lose a friend, but I know that I can't hide it much longer. Nor do I want to! I'm actively searching for work, which always sucks. I need something soon though because my money situation is not super great. I have a paycheck from my teaching job until the end of August, but I'd really like to earn more money on top of that and double up while I can. I thought for a while that I would learn coding and become a programmer or web developer of some kind, but at the moment I'd rather find a job using skills that I already have rather than taking all the time to learn something completely new. I realize I didn't plan ahead for this very well, but I'll be okay. The author I've mentioned several times is also a preacher, and this past Sunday he was out of town guest preaching at another church. That afternoon, he messaged me a link to the archived livestream of his message, telling me part of his sermon was about how I inspired him. 🥺 I've only watched it 50 times so far. I've thought about using this video as a way of coming out to my friend, or to reveal my chosen name to my family (as well as the fact that I'm actively femme much of the time I'm not around them). I've also got a video recorded for the purpose of coming out on social media, though I might rerecord it or do something different when the time actually comes. By the way, I went to my first Pride this last weekend, and my church had Pride shirts made and also had their own booth at the festival, giving out Pride versions of their logo stickers! I'm so lucky to be where I am, even though Texas be scary.
In any case, this was a looooooooooong post. If you read any of it, thank you for your time. Really, this was just therapeutic for me to get it all out of my head a bit, but as I mentioned before, reading others' trans experiences has been really helpful to me, so I hope others can find hope in my story.
I'm happy to answer questions if you have them. Otherwise, best wishes to you all - happy Pride Month!
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2023.06.08 11:44 terrip_t1 My Q has a new rant or 2. Covid believers are in a Covid Religion.
I wish I was making this up. She found some new Q Guru who states that believing in Covid makes me a part of a debunked religion and all this ridiculous psychobabble. There’s some new word that I’ve forgotten that basically means that because I’m gullible enough to believe in Covid, it’s like I’ve joined a the Rona religion. Has anyone else come across this one?
If that didn’t fry my brain she followed up with saying that the current fires in Canada aren’t big, it’s just fake-news to scare people and sell the climate change lie. However, if it was true then they deserve it because they voted for Justin Trudeau.
I just can’t anymore. I think I’m getting some thinking happening and then this diatribe happened. I did point out that our current government isn’t her preferred one. I didn’t outright ask if she deserved to burn, mostly because my mouth was unhinged and my brain short-circuited.
I can’t believe how hateful she’s become. How can she not see it?
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2023.06.08 11:43 Arrighetti [EU][Silvermoon] is recruiting tank/healers/mDPS for Mythic ATSC raiding
Hello folks! Silk Issue is a pogu guild from Silvermoon EU, aiming at CE, with a rational attitude to progress.
We will never have unrealistic expectations and absurd ilvl requirements. The only thing we will ask is reliability and desire to do your best. You will get the same from us!
We are currently 8/9hc ATSC and looking for more players for a stable rooster for mythic raiding:
- 1x TANK (Protection Warrior, Protection Paladin, Brewmaster Monk, Vengeance Demon Hunter) ;
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2023.06.08 11:41 SupremeSulik Bandwagon or Fan?
How do you guys feel about people that follow certain players and root for the same team they are on no matter if they are traded. As a non-American I don’t have a connection to any team as a result of them being my state team. But I do enjoy watching certain players and following them wherever they might join. I enjoy watching and playing the game of basketball and have for the last 14+ years, and in the current finals I’m rooting for both teams to win because I love watching a great game of basketball. I personally love watching Kyrie Irving, I don’t like to link him to anything outside of basketball. I rooted for Brooklyn but always enjoyed watching the lakers/mavs/GS/Boston games. For next season I’m rooting for wherever Kyrie plays, Mavs or if he gets traded? Am I a bandwagoner or fan?
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2023.06.08 11:40 Vivid_Impression2508 Strike while it's hot: Uncover the top 3 penny stocks set to soar next week!
Penny stocks typically trade for less than $5 and generally belong to small companies often overlooked by mainstream investors. Yet, for those willing to navigate the inherent risks, these cheap stocks can offer a world of potential.
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I look at several penny stocks experiencing higher trading volume in the stock market today. Whether it’s news headlines, filings, or something else, I’ll peel back some layers to find potential catalysts. Then you can decide if they deserve a spot on your list of penny stocks to watch.
Penny Stocks To Watch
Akebia ($AKBA) Akebia Therapeutics has gained investor interest due to its significant increase in April and May due to its appeal to the FDA for vadadustat, anemia treatment. The company is currently in discussions with the FDA, receiving an interim response and a positive opinion from the European CHMP.
Akebia received marketing authorization for vadadustat, now branded as "Vafseo®," from the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency. However, the US market faces scrutiny, with the FDA rejecting its formal dispute resolution. Analysts like HC Wainwright and Piper Sandler have set price targets above current levels. Akebia is presenting at the Jefferies Healthcare Conference today.
CEO John Butler discusses regulatory updates, Akebia's oral hypoxia-inducible factor prolyl hydroxylase inhibitor, and potential global commercial opportunity for Vafseo.
Corvus Pharmaceuticals ($CRVS) Corvus, a leading oncology therapy development company, announced its clinical pipeline plans, including accelerating the development of CPI-818 for T-cell lymphomas. CEO Richard A. Miller stated that the company has established scientific foundations for product candidates, allowing them to initiate mid-stage trials in lung and renal cell cancer.
Analysts have adjusted their outlook on CRVS stock, with Cantor Fitzgerald increasing its $2 target to $4 and Ladenburg Thalmann increasing its $4 to $10. Corvus will be in presentation mode in June at the Jefferies Healthcare Conference and the International Conference on Malignant Lymphoma.
Amyris ($AMRS) Amyris shares rebounded in mid-May after completing a sustainable squalene supply license with Croda International, aligning with the company's commitment to sustainability in innovative ingredient supply.
Amyris' restructuring plan increased volatility in the penny stock, with CEO John Melo expressing satisfaction with PwC team and board support for expansion and cost reduction. The plan aims to reduce costs, improve operational effectiveness, achieve sustainable growth, and invest in a leading consumer brand portfolio.
Though there was an initial adverse reaction in the stock market this week, that seems to have subsided so far.
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2023.06.08 11:39 Gist_it Hawaii's Mount Kilauea volcano has erupted again. Watch it live
Hawaii's Mount Kilauea erupted again on Wednesday, mainly releasing volcanic gas. Eruption details:
The eruption began at 4 * By 3 p.m., initial lava flows were between 13 and 30 feet high and covered the crater floor, an area of about 370 acres. Concerns and hazards:
Large amounts of volcanic gas, including water vapor, carbon dioxide, and sulfur dioxide, are released. * This may cause health hazards for people, livestock, and damage crops from volcanic smog. * Other hazards include wall instability, ground cracking, rockfalls, and "Pele's hair" - glass fibers formed from gas bubbles becoming airborne. Current status:
A code red alert has been issued in the area, and a live stream of the eruption is available for viewing. View original article on NPR This summary was created by an AI system. The use of this summary is subject to our Terms of Service
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2023.06.08 11:38 _isnotaword Would this be worth getting as 2nd bike?
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Found this CB360 in running condition, I’m getting a bit tired of my CRF 150l since I realized that it’s just not the type of bike I want to be riding for the style I ride in (long drives and commutes), would this vintage be worth getting? And if it is, what’s a good price for it (current asking price is 100000 php or 1800 usd)? submitted by _isnotaword to motorcycle [link] [comments]
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