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New US CHAdeMO chargers in May 2023

2023.06.06 12:37 boutell New US CHAdeMO chargers in May 2023

Here are all of the new US CHAdeMO (Leaf fast-charging) stations that rolled out in May 2023, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
There were 124 "new" CHAdeMOs added in May. To put it in perspective, there were 112 CHAdeMO chargers added in April. I think the pace of CHAdeMO rollout has stabilized, while the pace of CCS rollout is still increasing. This makes sense given that only Nissan still makes a CHAdeMO car.
Some of these chargepoints will be "refreshes," e.g. the provider replaced them with faster chargers etc. Some may be incorrect. This report is only as good as the Alternative Fuels Data Center data.
We all know that CHAdeMO is a legacy format and will eventually go away, but clearly Nissan and their partners are continuing to support it for the time being. This shouldn't be surprising. After all, you can still buy a new Leaf.
If you'd like to know about new chargers along your routes right away, or reading these monthly reports is just frustrating in your state, I've set up a free service that provides email notifications only when new stations actually open. You can sign up at evpov.com. I built it to help EV owners like myself (especially my fellow Leaf owners). You can pick other plug types as well.
To streamline this post, multi-chargepoint locations are listed with the number of chargepoints first, so that's why the post is shorter than in previous months.
➡ CA (1) Fairfield Inn & Suites 8700 Spectrum Pkwy Bakersfield, CA 93308 (1) MOSSY CDJR DC 1 1875 Auto Park Ave Chula Vista, CA 91911 (3) DC CORRIDOR CHEVRON C DC 2 25032 W Dorris Ave Coalinga, CA 93210 (1) South Coast Collection (SoCo) 3303 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (1) SCPPA SCPPA CPE200T 1160 Nicole Ct Glendora, CA 91740 (1) Mojave Air & Spaceport (Building 1) 16922 Airport Blvd Mojave, CA 93501 (1) Albertsons 1345 (Morro Bay, CA) 730 Quintana Road Morro City, CA 93442 (1) CircleK - Palm Desert, CA 78005 Country Club Dr Palm Desert, CA 92211 (1) Hilton Garden Inn 20 Advantage Ct Sacramento, CA 95834 (1) BoA Hillcrest CA0-120 (San Diego, CA) 737 UNIVERSITY AVE San Diego, CA 92103 (1) WinCo Foods - Vacaville #60 855 Davis St Vacaville, CA 95687 ➡ CO (1) CITY OF ASPEN RIO GRANDE L3 427 Rio Grande Pl Aspen, CO 81611 (4) CSG EV BOULDER PL4 1500 Pearl St Boulder, CO 80302 (1) CircleK - Colorado City, CA 8950 S Interstate 25 Colorado City, CO 81004 (2) GPM INVESTMENTS 4590 DC1 8105 N Academy Blvd Colorado Springs, CO 80920 (2) KUM & GO CRAIG PL2 700 East Victory Way Craig, CO 81625 (1) DINO WELCOME DINOSAUR PL1 101 Stegosaurus Freeway Dinosaur, CO 81610 (2) PIKES PK CHARGE BA.CA.MI LLC #2 11027 US-24 Divide, CO 80814 (3) ANNEX SITE GEORGETOWN PL2 1120 Argentine Street Georgetown, CO 80444 (4) KUM & GO RIFLE PL4 705 Taugenbaugh Boulevard Rifle, CO 81650 (2) KUM & GO SB SPRINGS PL2 80 Anglers Drive Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 ➡ FL (1) JNKNS JACKSONVI DC FAST 2 11107 Atlantic Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32225 (1) Starbucks 9200 FL-228 Macclenny, FL 32063 (1) Ocean Cadillac 17800 Ipco Road Miami, FL 33162 (1) Sun Plaza 6339 W Colonial Dr Orlando, FL 32818 (1) BHY CHARGER 1 9915 E Adamo Dr Tampa, FL 33619 (1) Chase Bank - 5601 Red Bug Lake Rd 5601 Red Bug Lake Rd Winter Springs, FL 32708 ➡ GA (1) GEORGIA POWER EPICENTER DC1 135 riverside parkway SW Austell, GA 30168 (1) JACKSON EMC GAINESVILLE 1000 Dawsonville Highway Gainesville, GA 30501 ➡ IN (1) AVON HYUNDAI SALES 8775 E 36 Avon, IN 46123 (1) HOC CHARGERS CHARGER #1 4200 E 96th St Indianapolis, IN 46240 ➡ KS (1) HATCHETT FRONT_WEST 11200 E Central Ave Wichita, KS 67206 (1) HATCHETT BACK EAST 11330 E Central Ave Wichita, KS 67206 ➡ KY (1) JEFF WYLER FH EXPRESS 250 949 Burlington Pike Florence, KY 41042 ➡ MA (6) MASSPORT TNC 4 226 Porter St Boston, MA 02128 (2) MASSPORT TAXI 4 56 Harborside Dr Boston, MA 02128 ➡ MD (2) POTOMAC EDISON ROCKY GAP DC1 16701 Lakeview Rd NE Flintstone, MD 21530 ➡ ME (1) DARLINGS HYUNDA SALES CHARGER 2 439 Western Ave Augusta, ME 04330 (2) IRVINGOIL ME-FFLD-L3-0001 206 Center Rd Fairfield, ME 04937 (1) MOBIL ONTHEWAY STATION 1 1930 Lisbon Street Lewiston, ME 04240 (1) MOBIL ONTHEWAY STATION 2 1938 Lisbon St Lewiston, ME 04240 ➡ MI (1) Belle Isle DC Fast Charge 176 Lakeside Dr Detroit, MI 48207 (1) Evergetic Charging Spa 330 South Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Lansing, MI 48915 ➡ MN (1) WINNER GAS BROOKDALE DR 1500 Brookdale Dr Minneapolis, MN 55444 ➡ NC (1) CAPE HATTERAS AVON PIER DCFC2 41001 North Carolina Hwy 12 Avon, NC 27915 (1) AEMC- AEMC HQ FAST 125 Cooperative Way Hertford, NC 27944 (1) Chestnut Arbor 2925 Weddington Matthews Rd Matthews, NC 28105 ➡ NE (1) ERNST CHARGER 1 EAC CHARGER 615 23rd St E Columbus, NE 68601 ➡ NJ (1) ShopRite Carteret - Wakefern #511 801 Roosevelt Ave Carteret, NJ 07008 (2) FREEHOLDHYUNDAI VERIZON 1 4075 9 Freehold Township, NJ 07728 (2) CLASS 3 CHARGER HYUNDAI-2 250 Rte 4 Paramus, NJ 07652 (1) CIRCLEAUTOGROUP CH- CPE250 1 641 Shrewsbury Ave Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 (1) ROUTE 1 HYUNDAI CPE-250-02 3905 US 1 South Brunswick Township, NJ 08852 (1) ROUTE 1 HYUNDAI RT1-01 3913 US-1 South Brunswick Township, NJ 08852 ➡ NY (1) AAA WESTCENTRAL DC FAST CHARGER 100 International Dr Amherst, NY 14221 (2) KEELER STATION 6 1111 Troy Schenectady Rd Latham, NY 12110 (1) LEXUSMIDDLETOWN STATION 1 3496 US-6 Middletown, NY 10940 (3) BOB JOHNSON BOB JOHNSON KIA 3817 W Henrietta Rd Rochester, NY 14623 ➡ OH (2) CRESTMONT DRIVECRESTMONT2 2961 Center Rd Brunswick, OH 44212 (1) Hampton Inn - Canton 5256 Broadmoor Cir NW Canton, OH 44709 (1) JEFF WYLER EXPRESS 250 Loop @ Far Hills Centerville, OH 45459 (1) DONWOODAUTO DW CHEVY 2 12916 OH-664 Logan, OH 43138 (1) JEFF WYLER CORP 4- DC FAST 401 Milford Pkwy Milford, OH 45150 (1) Friendship Kitchen 70 3800 E. State Rd. Port Clinton, OH 43452 (1) Friendship Kitchen 83 4024 Hayes Ave. Sandusky, OH 44870 ➡ OK (1) EDMOND HYUNDAI EDMOND 4 14137 N Broadway Ext Edmond, OK 73013 ➡ OR (1) PGE IBEW 48 15937 NE Airport Way Portland, OR 97230 ➡ PA (1) DOYLESTOWN 024B1000008033 4465 W Swamp Rd Doylestown, PA 18902 (2) LIBERTY CHARWASH PL 2 2595 Maryland Road Willow Grove, PA 19090 ➡ PR (2) BMW AUTOGERMANA CPE 250 PKNG 2 106 Calle Acuarela Guaynabo, PR 00969 (2) BMW AUTOGERMANA FTZ120KW-2 1086 Ave. Muñoz Rivera San Juan, PR 00919 ➡ SC (1) Travelers Rest Municipal Complex 125 Trailblazer Dr Travelers Rest, SC 29690 ➡ TN (4) I24 EXIT11 STATION 1 (LL) 701 Sango Road Clarksville, TN 37043 (2) DISTRICT 2 STATION 1 (L) 28 S Park Ave Hohenwald, TN 38462 (2) LAWRENCEBURG STATION 2 (R) 2347 Hwy 43 N Leoma, TN 38468 (1) MB OF MEMPHIS STATION 1 5401 Poplar Ave Memphis, TN 38119 ➡ TX (1) Plaza de Oro 4450 W Jefferson Blvd Dallas, TX 75211 ➡ UT (2) VOLVO CAR USA SANDY DC 2 56 W 9000 S Sandy, UT 84070 ➡ VA (2) KOONS HYUNDAI STATION 1 1880 Opitz Blvd Woodbridge, VA 22191 ➡ WA (2) HANSON MOTORS HM3 QUICKCHARGE 2300 Carriage Loop SW Olympia, WA 98502 (1) Walmart 2539 - Spokane Valley, WA 15727 E Broadway Ave Spokane Valley, WA 99037 (1) 7054 -Vancouver, WA 98664 (10314 SE Mill Plain Road) 13014 SE Mill Plain Rd Vancouver, WA 98684 ➡ WI (1) BERG HYUNDAI VLI-L3-PDI-4 2900 N Victory Ln Appleton, WI 54913 (1) Wheelers Chevrolet of Coloma 1978 Charles Way Coloma, WI 54930 (1) Wheelers Chevrolet GMC of Marshfield 2701 S. Maple Ave Marshfield, WI 54449 
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2023.06.06 12:32 boutell New US CCS chargers report for May 2023

Here are all of the new US CCS (Level 3 fast-charging) stations that rolled out in May 2023, according to the Department of Energy. These chargers are suitable for most new EVs on the market, except for:
  1. Tesla drivers who haven't bought the official CCS adapter yet. Certain older Teslas need additional work done to accept the adapter.
  2. Leaf owners like me, and some owners of older cars that also use CHAdeMO. If you drive a Leaf, or an older CHAdeMO car, see my matching post in leaf.
Some of these chargepoints will be "refreshes," e.g. the provider replaced them with faster chargers etc. Some may be incorrect. This report is only as good as the Alternative Fuels Data Center data.
There were 222 CCS charge points added or refreshed in May 2023, which is up from 171 in April. For comparison, there were only 74 new CCS charge points in May 2022. Things are speeding up.
"What about CCS charging at Tesla superchargers?" Tesla is in the process of rolling out their "magic dock" for non-Tesla cars, but so far in very few locations. If they start doing this at scale and reporting it to the Alternative Fuels Data Center then it will be reflected here.
"What about Ford vehicles with NACS (Tesla) plugs?" They are not on sale yet. Current-generation Ford vehicles have CCS plugs. The next generation will have NACS (Tesla) plugs, but will also support CCS via an adapter.
If you'd like to know about new chargers along your routes right away, or just prefer not to check this list monthly when new openings are rare in your area, I've set up a free service that provides email notifications as soon as they open. You can sign up at evpov.com. Or not! I don't really have a business plan here, I built it to help EV owners like myself.
To streamline this post, multi-chargepoint locations are listed with the number of chargepoints first, so that's why the post is shorter than in previous months.
➡ AR (1) Franklin's Charging Little Rock 724 Woodrow St Little Rock, AR 72205 ➡ AZ (6) 942 E Parma Street (US-CMK-NVL-2A) 942 E Parma Street Gila Bend, AZ 85337 (1) Kroger Frys 62 (Mesa, AZ) 554 W Baseline Rd Mesa, AZ 85210 ➡ CA (1) Fairfield Inn & Suites 8700 Spectrum Pkwy Bakersfield, CA 93308 (1) MOSSY CDJR DC 1 1875 Auto Park Ave Chula Vista, CA 91911 (3) DC CORRIDOR CHEVRON C DC 2 25032 W Dorris Ave Coalinga, CA 93210 (1) South Coast Collection (SoCo) 3303 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (1) SCPPA SCPPA CPE200T 1160 Nicole Ct Glendora, CA 91740 (1) Chase Bank - 925 N Hacienda Blvd 925 N Hacienda Blvd La Puente, CA 91744 (1) WOODLANDHILLS ABB 24KW 01 22006 Erwin Street Los Angeles, CA 91367 (1) 7071 - Merced, CA (2020 Childs Ave) 2020 Childs Ave Merced, CA 95341 (1) Mojave Air & Spaceport (Building 1) 16922 Airport Blvd Mojave, CA 93501 (1) BMW MONROVIA OFF NETWORK 01 1425 Mountain Ave Monrovia, CA 91016 (1) Albertsons 1345 (Morro Bay, CA) 730 Quintana Road Morro City, CA 93442 (1) 3333 Fruitvale Ave 3333 Fruitvale Ave Oakland, CA 94602 (1) 7126 - Oakley, CA (5540 Bridgehead Road) 5540 Bridgehead Road Oakley, CA 94561 (1) CircleK - Palm Desert, CA 78005 Country Club Dr Palm Desert, CA 92211 (1) Hilton Garden Inn 20 Advantage Ct Sacramento, CA 95834 (1) BoA Hillcrest CA0-120 (San Diego, CA) 737 UNIVERSITY AVE San Diego, CA 92103 (1) WinCo Foods - Vacaville #60 855 Davis St Vacaville, CA 95687 ➡ CO (1) CITY OF ASPEN RIO GRANDE L3 427 Rio Grande Pl Aspen, CO 81611 (4) CSG EV BOULDER PL4 1500 Pearl St Boulder, CO 80302 (5) 1 Flatiron Crossing (US-ME8-73R-2B) 1 Flatiron Crossing Broomfield, CO 80021 (1) CircleK - Colorado City, CA 8950 S Interstate 25 Colorado City, CO 81004 (2) GPM INVESTMENTS 4590 DC1 8105 N Academy Blvd Colorado Springs, CO 80920 (2) KUM & GO CRAIG PL2 700 East Victory Way Craig, CO 81625 (1) DINO WELCOME DINOSAUR PL1 101 Stegosaurus Freeway Dinosaur, CO 81610 (2) PIKES PK CHARGE BA.CA.MI LLC #2 11027 US-24 Divide, CO 80814 (4) ANNEX SITE GEORGETOWN PL4 1120 Argentine Street Georgetown, CO 80444 (4) KUM & GO RIFLE PL4 705 Taugenbaugh Boulevard Rifle, CO 81650 (2) KUM & GO SB SPRINGS PL2 80 Anglers Drive Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 ➡ CT (1) BOA East Hartford CT2-120 (Hartford, CT) 805 E Main Street East Hartford, CT 06108 (1) HARTFORD BMW ABB OUTSIDE 1 Weston Park Rd Hartford, CT 06120 ➡ DE (1) First State Chevrolet 22694 DUPONT BLVD GEORGETOWN, DE 19947 ➡ FL (1) JNKNS JACKSONVI DC FAST 2 11107 Atlantic Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32225 (1) Simon Tampa Premium Outlets (Lutz, FL) 2300 Grand Cypress Dr Lutz, FL 33559 (1) Starbucks 9200 FL-228 Macclenny, FL 32063 (1) Ocean Cadillac 17800 Ipco Road Miami, FL 33162 (1) Sun Plaza 6339 W Colonial Dr Orlando, FL 32818 (1) Simon Orlando Vineland (Orlando, FL) 8200 Vineland Ave Orlando, FL 32821 (1) Simon Tyrone Square (St Petersburg, FL) 6901 22nd Ave N Peterburg, FL 33710 (1) BHY CHARGER 1 9915 E Adamo Dr Tampa, FL 33619 (1) Chase Bank - 5601 Red Bug Lake Rd 5601 Red Bug Lake Rd Winter Springs, FL 32708 ➡ GA (1) GEORGIA POWER EPICENTER DC1 135 riverside parkway SW Austell, GA 30168 (1) JACKSON EMC GAINESVILLE 1000 Dawsonville Highway Gainesville, GA 30501 ➡ IL (1) Castle Chevrolet North 175 N Arlington Heights Rd Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 (1) Sunrise Chevrolet 414 E N Ave Glendale Heights, IL 60139 ➡ IN (1) AVON HYUNDAI SALES 8775 E 36 Avon, IN 46123 (1) SHRM CHRG MERCEDESBENZFW 7227 W Jefferson Blvd Fort Wayne, IN 46804 (1) HOC CHARGERS CHARGER #1 4200 E 96th St Indianapolis, IN 46240 (1) Sullivan Cadillac 4040 SW College Rd Ocala, IN 34474 ➡ KS (1) HATCHETT FRONT_WEST 11200 E Central Ave Wichita, KS 67206 (1) HATCHETT BACK EAST 11330 E Central Ave Wichita, KS 67206 ➡ KY (1) JEFF WYLER FH EXPRESS 250 949 Burlington Pike Florence, KY 41042 ➡ LA (1) All Star Automotive 12730 Airline Highway Baton Rouge, LA 70817 (1) Target T1469 (Monroe, LA) 4103 Pecanland Mall Dr Monroe, LA 71203 ➡ MA (6) MASSPORT TNC 4 226 Porter St Boston, MA 02128 (2) MASSPORT TAXI 4 56 Harborside Dr Boston, MA 02128 (1) Littleton Electric Light & Water Department 39 Ayer Road Littleton, MA 01460 ➡ MD (2) POTOMAC EDISON ROCKY GAP DC1 16701 Lakeview Rd NE Flintstone, MD 21530 ➡ ME (1) DARLINGS HYUNDA SALES CHARGER 2 439 Western Ave Augusta, ME 04330 (2) IRVINGOIL ME-FFLD-L3-0001 206 Center Rd Fairfield, ME 04937 (1) MOBIL ONTHEWAY STATION 1 1930 Lisbon Street Lewiston, ME 04240 (1) MOBIL ONTHEWAY STATION 2 1938 Lisbon St Lewiston, ME 04240 ➡ MI (1) Belle Isle DC Fast Charge 176 Lakeside Dr Detroit, MI 48207 (1) Meijer 254 (Hudsonville, MI) 4075 32nd Ave Hudsonville, MI 49426 (1) Evergetic Charging Spa 330 South Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Lansing, MI 48915 (1) Genesis Cadillac 19900 E Nine Mile Road St Clair Shores, MI 48080 (1) MBSTL ENTRANCE ABB 1048 Hampton Avenue St. Louis, MI 63139 (1) Range USA Ypsilanti 660 James L Hart Pkwy Ypsilanti, MI 48197 ➡ MN (1) WINNER GAS BROOKDALE DR 1500 Brookdale Dr Minneapolis, MN 55444 ➡ MO (1) GM - Allen Christian Buick GMC Inc 724 W Business US Highway 60, Dexter, MO 63841 (1) Store 290 Joplin - 2101 S. Prigmore &I44 2101 S Prigmore Joplin, MO 64804 ➡ MS (1) 1685 High St 1685 High St Jackson, MS 39202 ➡ NC (1) CAPE HATTERAS AVON PIER DCFC2 41001 North Carolina Hwy 12 Avon, NC 27915 (1) Westcott Buick GMC 2410 S CHURCH ST BURLINGTON, NC 27215 (1) 9960 Poplar Tent Rd 9960 Poplar Tent Rd Concord, NC 28027 (1) AEMC- AEMC HQ FAST 125 Cooperative Way Hertford, NC 27944 (1) Capital Hyundai of Jacksonville 2325 N Marine Blvd Jacksonville, NC 28546 (1) Chestnut Arbor 2925 Weddington Matthews Rd Matthews, NC 28105 ➡ NE (1) ERNST CHARGER 1 EAC CHARGER 615 23rd St E Columbus, NE 68601 ➡ NH (1) Berlin City Chevrolet 545 MAIN STREET GORHAM, NH 03581 (2) Tanger Tilton Under Armour 06-07 120 Laconia Road Tilton, NH 03256 ➡ NJ (1) ShopRite Carteret - Wakefern #511 801 Roosevelt Ave Carteret, NJ 07008 (1) Lester Glenn Freehold 3712 Rte 9 Freehold, NJ 07728 (2) FREEHOLDHYUNDAI VERIZON 1 4075 9 Freehold Township, NJ 07728 (2) CLASS 3 CHARGER HYUNDAI-2 250 Rte 4 Paramus, NJ 07652 (1) CIRCLEAUTOGROUP CH- CPE250 1 641 Shrewsbury Ave Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 (1) ROUTE 1 HYUNDAI CPE-250-02 3905 US 1 South Brunswick Township, NJ 08852 (1) ROUTE 1 HYUNDAI RT1-01 3913 US-1 South Brunswick Township, NJ 08852 (1) Lester Glenn Buick-GMC 230 RTE 37 E TOMS RIVER, NJ 08753 (1) Lester Glenn Chevrolet 398 Rt 37 Toms River, NJ 08753 ➡ NY (1) AAA WESTCENTRAL DC FAST CHARGER 100 International Dr Amherst, NY 14221 (2) KEELER STATION 6 1111 Troy Schenectady Rd Latham, NY 12110 (1) LEXUSMIDDLETOWN STATION 1 3496 US-6 Middletown, NY 10940 (1) Lerner NYC Station Plaza (Port Jefferson Station, NY) 5145 Nesconset Highway Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776 (3) BOB JOHNSON BOB JOHNSON KIA 3817 W Henrietta Rd Rochester, NY 14623 (1) Burr Truck Level 3 DC Fast Charge 2901 Vestal Rd Vestal, NY 13850 ➡ OH (1) Serra Chevrolet 3281 S Arlington Rd Akron, OH 44312 (1) Tim Lally Chevrolet 24999 Miles Rd Bedford Heights, OH 44128 (2) CRESTMONT DRIVECRESTMONT2 2961 Center Rd Brunswick, OH 44212 (1) Lambert Buick GMC 2409 FRONT ST CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH 44221 (1) Hampton Inn - Canton 5256 Broadmoor Cir NW Canton, OH 44709 (1) JEFF WYLER EXPRESS 250 Loop @ Far Hills Centerville, OH 45459 (1) DONWOODAUTO DW CHEVY 2 12916 OH-664 Logan, OH 43138 (2) WAG ABB STATION 1 8457 N Springboro Pike Miamisburg, OH 45342 (1) JEFF WYLER CORP 4- DC FAST 401 Milford Pkwy Milford, OH 45150 (1) Friendship Kitchen 70 3800 E. State Rd. Port Clinton, OH 43452 (1) Friendship Kitchen 83 4024 Hayes Ave. Sandusky, OH 44870 (1) Serpentini Chevrolet of Strongsville 15303 Royalton Rd Strongsville, OH 44136 (1) Don's Automotive Group 720 N SHOOP AVE WAUSEON, OH 43567 (1) Bush Auto Place 1850 Rombach Avenue Wilmington, OH 45177 ➡ OK (1) EDMOND HYUNDAI EDMOND 4 14137 N Broadway Ext Edmond, OK 73013 ➡ OR (6) 12000 SE 82nd Ave (US-H8H-UM5-2A) 12000 SE 82nd Ave Happy Valley, OR 97086 (1) PGE IBEW 48 15937 NE Airport Way Portland, OR 97230 ➡ PA (1) DOYLESTOWN 024B1000008033 4465 W Swamp Rd Doylestown, PA 18902 (2) LIBERTY CHARWASH PL 2 2595 Maryland Road Willow Grove, PA 19090 (1) Bergeys Inc 518 RTE 309 colmar, PA 18915 ➡ PR (2) BMW AUTOGERMANA CPE 250 PKNG 2 106 Calle Acuarela Guaynabo, PR 00969 (2) BMW AUTOGERMANA FTZ120KW-2 1086 Ave. Muñoz Rivera San Juan, PR 00919 ➡ RI (1) Paul Masse Chevrolet 1111 Taunton Ave East Providence, RI 02914 ➡ SC (1) Travelers Rest Municipal Complex 125 Trailblazer Dr Travelers Rest, SC 29690 ➡ TN (4) I24 EXIT11 STATION 1 (LL) 701 Sango Road Clarksville, TN 37043 (2) DISTRICT 2 STATION 1 (L) 28 S Park Ave Hohenwald, TN 38462 (2) LAWRENCEBURG STATION 2 (R) 2347 Hwy 43 N Leoma, TN 38468 (1) MB OF MEMPHIS STATION 1 5401 Poplar Ave Memphis, TN 38119 ➡ TX (1) Friendly Chevrolet 2754 North Stemmons Way Dallas, TX 75207 (1) Plaza de Oro 4450 W Jefferson Blvd Dallas, TX 75211 (1) Shell 3302 S Eastman Rd Longview, TX 75602 (1) 3220 Gulf Fwy 3220 Gulf Fwy Texas City, TX 77591 ➡ UT (2) VOLVO CAR USA SANDY DC 2 56 W 9000 S Sandy, UT 84070 ➡ VA (1) BLACKWELL D1 4874 Riverside Dr Danville, VA 24541 (1) Fleet Management Site (For Testing Purpose Only) 512 Herndon Pkwy Herndon, VA 20170 (6) 2577 Jeb Stuart Highway (US-TDM-SCC-1C) 2577 Jeb Stuart Highway Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 (5) 2203 Franklin Road Southwest (US-TUJ-L2K-2C) 2203 Franklin Road Southwest Roanoke, VA 24014 (6) 437 Tiffany Drive (US-CHT-WF7-2C) 437 Tiffany Drive Waynesboro, VA 22980 (2) KOONS HYUNDAI STATION 1 1880 Opitz Blvd Woodbridge, VA 22191 ➡ VT (1) Cody Chevrolet 364 RIVER ST MONTPELIER, VT 05602 ➡ WA (1) 7112 - Bellevue WA (12903 NE 20th Street) 12903 NE 20th Bellevue, WA 98005 (1) 7060 - Burlington, WA (1790 South Burlington Blvd) 1790 South Burlington Blvd Burlington, WA 98233 (1) 5507 - Everett, WA (901 Casino Road) 901 Casino Road Everett, WA 98204 (1) 7025 - Everett, WA (13131 Bothell Everett Hwy) 13131 Bothell Everett Hwy Everett, WA 98208 (1) 4397 - Kelso, WA (1700 Allen Street) 1700 Allen Street Kelso, WA 98626 (1) 7063 - Olympia, WA (1725 Evergreen Park Drive SW) 1725 Evergreen Park Drive SW Olympia, WA 98502 (2) HANSON MOTORS HM3 QUICKCHARGE 2300 Carriage Loop SW Olympia, WA 98502 (1) 7096 - Sequim, WA (51 Carlsborg Road) 51 Carlsborg Road Sequim, WA 98382 (1) Walmart 2539 - Spokane Valley, WA 15727 E Broadway Ave Spokane Valley, WA 99037 (1) 7054 -Vancouver, WA 98664 (10314 SE Mill Plain Road) 13014 SE Mill Plain Rd Vancouver, WA 98684 (1) 7059 - Woodinville, WA (13023 NE 175th St) 13023 NE 175th St Woodinville, WA 98072 ➡ WI (1) BERG HYUNDAI VLI-L3-PDI-4 2900 N Victory Ln Appleton, WI 54913 (1) Wheelers Chevrolet of Coloma 1978 Charles Way Coloma, WI 54930 (1) Wheelers Chevrolet GMC of Marshfield 2701 S. Maple Ave Marshfield, WI 54449 
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2023.05.20 14:43 AnderLouis_ Hail and Farewell (George Moore) - Book 3: Vale, Chapter 5

PODCAST: https://ayearofwarandpeace.podbean.com/e/ep1563-hail-and-farewell-george-moore-vale-chapter-5/
PROMPTS: Absolutely unbearable, inexcusable drivel.
Today's Reading, via Project Gutenberg:


The fire was now burning brightly, and I recalled my memories one by one till the three months we had spent in the studio became visible.
The first week my drawing was no worse than Lewis's; indeed, it was rather better, but the second week he had outstripped me, and whatever talent I had, the long hours in the studio wore it away rapidly, and one day, horrified at the black thing in front of me, I laid down my pencil: saying to myself, I will never take up pencil or brush again, and slunk away out of the studio home to the Galerie Feydeau to the room above the umbrella shop, to my bed, my armoire à glace, my half-dozen chairs; and on that bed under its green curtains I lay all night weeping, saying to myself: My life is ended and done. There is no hope for me. All I wanted was Art, and Art has been taken from me. Je suis fichu, fichu, bien fichu, I repeated, and the steps of the occasional passer-by echoed mournfully under the glass roofing.
The Galerie Feydeau had never seemed a cheerful place to live in; it was now as hateful to me as a prison, and Lewis was my gaoler. He went away every morning at eight o'clock, and I met him at breakfast in the little restaurant at the end of the Galerie Feydeau. After breakfast he returned to the studio, and I was free to wander about the streets or to sit in my room reading Shelley. He came home about five, and we went for a walk, and he told me what was happening in the studio. Everything that happened seemed to be for his greater honour and glory. He had won the medal and the hundred francs that Julian offered every month for the best drawing—an innovation this was to attract custom—and a little spree had to be given to commemorate his triumph. He organised the spree very well; of course it was my money that paid for it; and the best part of the studio came to the Galerie Feydeau one evening, and we sang and smoked and drank punch and played the piano. Lewis played the violin, and Julian, drawing his chair up to mine, told me that in ten years hence Lewis would be hors concours in the Salon, and living in a great hotel in the Champs Élysées painting pictures at thirty thousand francs apiece. Les grandes tartines we used to call the pictures that went to the Salon, or les grandes machines: I am forgetting my studio slang. Julian had a difficult part to play. If he were to depreciate Lewis's talent I might throw up the sponge and go away; he thought it safer to assure me that my sacrifices were not made in vain; but man is such a selfish and jealous animal that it had begun to seem to me I would prefer a great failure for Lewis to a great success. Not a great failure, I said to myself; for if he fail I shall never get rid of him. There will be no escape from the Galerie Feydeau for me, so I must hope for his success. He will leave me when he begins to make money. When will that be? and the cruel thought crossed my mind that he was laughing at me all the while, looking upon me as the springboard wherefrom he would jump into a great Salon success. It seemed to me that I could see us both in the years ahead—myself humble and obscure, he great and glorious, looking down upon me somewhat kindly, as the lion looks upon the mouse that has gnawed the cords that bound him. I think I was as unhappy in the Galerie Feydeau as I had been in Oscott College. I seemed to have lost everybody in the world except the one person I wished to lose, Lewis. I was a stranger in the studio, where I went seldom, for every one there knew of my failure; even the models I feared to invite to my rooms lest they should tell tales afterwards. At last the thought came of my sister's school friend, and at her home I met people who knew nothing of Julian and L'École des Beaux-Arts, and at a public dinner I was introduced to John O'Leary and his Parisian circle, and all these people were interested in me on account of my father. One can always pick one's way into Society, and three months later I was moving in American and English Society about the Place Wagram and the Boulevard Malesherbes, returning home in the early morning, awaking Lewis frequently to describe the party to him, awaking him one morning to tell him that a lady whose boots I was buttoning in the vestibule had leaned over me and whispered that I could go to the very top button ... if I liked. A very pretty answer it had seemed to Lewis, and it was clear that he was affected by it, though he resisted for a long time my efforts to persuade him to allow me to introduce him to my friends. I had intended only an outing, an exhibition of my cousin, after which he was to return to his kennel. But I had interrupted his life, and fatally; invitations came to him from every side; he accepted them all, and we started to learn the Boston before the armoire à glace. He learnt it quicker than I did, and when he returned from Barbizon, whither he had gone to meet the wife of an American millionaire, I told him I could live no longer in the Galerie Feydeau and was going away to Boulogne to meet some people whom I had met at Madame Ratazzi's, into whose circle I had happily not introduced him, and wishing to take him down a peg I mentioned that I had acted with her in La Dame aux Camélias. He flew into a violent rage. I was going away with swagger friends to enjoy myself, careless whether he ate or starved. He was right from this point of view. I was breaking my promise to him. But is there anybody who would be able to say he would not have broken his in the same circumstances? None! It was at once a shameful and a natural act; he was my friend; it was shameful, it was horrible, but there are shameful and horrible things in other lives beside mine. His presence had become unendurable. But why excuse myself further? Let the facts speak for themselves and let me be judged by them. They have already been published in The Confessions of a Young Man, but I wonder now if I told in that book enough of the surprise that I experienced on finding him still in the appartement in the Galerie Feydeau when I returned from Boulogne? He should have moved out of my rooms after the quarrel, but instead of that he had converted the sitting-room into a workshop, and his designs for lace curtains occupied one entire wall. He'll go tomorrow, of course, I said, but he did not go on the morrow or the day after, and at the end of the week he was still there, and annoying me by whistling as he worked on his design. At last, unable to bear it any longer, I opened the door of my bedroom and begged him to cease, and it is to this day a marvel to me how he restrained himself from strangling me. He looked as if he were going to rush at me, and on the threshold of my room indulged in the most fearful vituperation and abuse, to which I felt it would be wiser not to attempt an answer, for his arms were long and his fists were heavy; he was always talking about striking out, and it is foolish to engage in a combat when one knows one is going to get the worst of it, so I just let him shout on until he retired to his lace curtains, and I resolved to give notice.
He can't stay after quarter-day.
But the quarter was a long way off, and every day I met him in the Passage des Panoramas among my friends, flowing away in a new ulster past the jet ornaments and the fans; a splendid fellow he certainly was with his broken nose and his grand eyes, and the ulster suited him so well that I began to regret a quarrel which prevented me from asking him questions about it. He came and went as he pleased, passing me on the staircase and in the rooms, his splendid indifference compelling the conclusion that however lacking in character a reconciliation would prove me to be, I could no longer forego one, and after many hesitations I called after him and begged that he would allow bygones to be bygones. I think that he said this was impossible; he must have been counting on my weakness; however this may be, he played with me very prettily, forcing me to plead, practically to ask his forgiveness, and when we were friends again he related that he was looking out for a studio, and in the effusion of reconciliation I very foolishly asked him to tell me if he should happen upon an appartement that he thought would suit me, for live another quarter in the Galerie Feydeau I couldn't. He promised that he would not fail to keep his eyes open, and a few days after he mentioned that he had seen a charming appartement in the Rue de la Tour des Dames—the very thing that would suit me. As there was not nearly enough furniture in the Galerie Feydeau to fill it, he entered into negotiations with an upholsterer, and dazzled me with a scheme of decoration which would cost very little to carry out, and which would give me as pretty an appartement as any in Paris. He was kind enough to relieve me of all the details of un déménagement, and what could I do in return but invite him to stay with me until he had painted a picture?
We had a friend at that time who painted little naked women very badly and sold them very well, and it occurred to Lewis that if Faléro could sell his pictures there was no reason why he should not, so he borrowed a hundred francs from me to hire a model, and painted a nymph; but though better drawn than Faléro's nymphs, she went the round, from picture-dealer to picture-dealer, never finding a purchaser, which did not matter much, for Lewis began at this time to please a rich widow who lived in Rue Jean Goujon. She was not, however, very generous, refusing always de le mettre dans ses meubles, and he continued to live with me, wearing my hats and neckties, borrowing small sums of money, and what was still more annoying, beginning to cultivate a taste for literature, daring even to seek literary advice and help from Bernard de Lopez, a Parisian despite his name—Parisian in this much, that he had written a hundred French plays, all in collaboration with the great men of letters of his time, including Dumas, Banville, and Gautier.
I had picked him up in the Hôtel de Russie very soon after my arrival in Paris. He dined there every Monday, an old habit (the origin of this habit he never told me, or I have forgotten)—a strange habit, it seemed, for anything less literary than the Hôtel de Russie ... for the matter of that anything less literary than Bernard de Lopez's appearance it is impossible to imagine: two piggy little eyes set on either side of a large, well-shaped nose; two little stunted legs that toddled quickly forward to meet me, and two little warm, fat hands that often held mine too long for comfort. So small a man never had before so large a head, a great bald head with a ring of hair round it, and his chin was difficult to discover under his moustaches; roll after roll of flesh descended into his bosom, and, by God! I can still see in my thoughts his little brown eyes watching me just like a pig, suspiciously, though why he should have been suspicious of me I cannot say, unless, indeed, he suspected that I doubted the existence of the plays he said he had written in collaboration, a thing which I frequently did, unjustly, for he was telling the truth. He had collaborated with Gautier, Dumas, and Banville, and having assured myself of this by the brochures, I began to think that he could not have been always so trite and commonplace.
Men decline like the day, and he was in the evening of his life when I met him, garrulous about the days gone by, and in the Café Madrid, whither I invited him to come with me after dinner at the Hôtel de Russie, he told me that Scribe had always said he would like to rewrite La Dame Blanche. Rewrite a piece that has been acted a thousand times, Lopez would gurgle, and then he told me about la scène à faire. The morning he had brought Dumas the manuscript of Le Fils de la Nuit he had said to him: Nous aurons des larmes. He used to speak about a writer called Saint-George, whose rooms were always heavily scented, and scent gave the little man des maux de tête. There was another man whose name I cannot recall, with whom he had written many plays, and who had an engagement book like a doctor or a dentist, qui ne l'empêche pas d'avoir beaucoup d'esprit. It pleases me to recall Lopez's very words: they bring back the 'seventies to me, and my own thoughts of the 'seventies and the intellectual atmosphere in which these men lived, going about their business with comedies and plays in their heads—an appointment at ten to consider the first act of a vaudeville; after breakfast another appointment, perhaps at the other end of Paris, to discover a plot for a drama; a talk about an opera in the café at five, and perhaps somebody would call in the evening—no—not in the evening, for they wrote on into the night, tumbling into bed at three or four in the morning.
Of the wonderful 'seventies Lopez was le dernier rejeton; and talking about Le Fils de la Nuit, the first play that had ever run two hundred nights, we strolled back to his lodging in the Place Pigalle—a large room on the second floor overlooking the Place with a cabinet de toilette. And as time went on I learnt some facts about him. He had been married, and received from his wife the few thousand francs a year on which he lived, and the Empire bed with chairs and a toilet-table to match must have come from her; he would not have thought of buying them, and still less the two portraits by Angelica Kauffmann on either side of the fireplace. A man who had outlived his day! a superficial phrase, for none can say when a man has outlived his day. He had not outlived his when the managers ceased to produce his plays, for he drew my attention to literature, and it is pleasant to me to remember the day that I hurried down to Galignani's to buy a play, for one evening while we talked in the Café Madrid it had occurred to me that with a little arrangement Lewis and Alice would supply me with the subject of a comedy. But never having read a play I did not know how one looked upon paper. Congreve, Wycherley, Farquhar, and Vanbrugh (Leigh Hunt's edition) were my first dramatic authors, and my first comedy, in imitation of these writers, was composed and written and copied out and read to Bernard de Lopez within six weeks of its inception. His criticism of it was, I thought at first we were going to have a very strong play, a man that marries his mistress to his friend, and I understood at once that the subject had been frittered away in endless dialogue after the manner of my exemplars, and it was as likely as not in the hope of getting all this dialogue acted that I returned to England, remaining there some time, writing a long comedy which Lopez did not like. Drama was abandoned for poetry, and Lopez encouraged me to tell him of my poems, advising me as we ascended the Rue Notre Dame de Lorette or the Rue des Martyrs to choose subjects that would astonish the British public by their originality—for instance, if instead of inditing a sonnet to my mistress's eyebrows I were to tell the passion of a toad for a rose.
Not that, of course not that, but poems on violent subjects.
A young man's love for a beautiful corpse, I interjected.
He introduced French poetry to me, and through him I read a great deal that I might not have heard of, and wrote a great deal that I might never have written; and it was to him that I brought my first copy of my first book, Flowers of Passion, together with an article that had appeared in The World, entitled, A Bestial Bard. The article began: The author of these poems should be whipped at the cart's tail, while the book is being burnt in the market-place by the common hangman. It filled the greater part of a column, and the note struck by Edmund Yates was taken up by other critics, and, much impressed by the violence of their language, Lopez said: They seem to have exhausted the vocabulary of abuse upon you, and he began to sound me regarding the possibility of an English and a French author writing a play together for the English stage. Martin Luther seemed to us a character that would suit Irving, then at the height of his fame.
But shall we present both sides of the question impartially like Goethe? Or shall we write as ardent Protestants?
As ardent Protestants, I answered. Lopez acquiesced, and one day when I called to discuss a certain scene between Catherine Bora and Luther with my collaborator, I came upon Lewis reading a sonnet to him. Always thrusting himself into my life! are words that will let the reader into the secret of my annoyance. He rose abashed, and the sight of Lewis abashed was a novel one. Lopez continued to explain:
Mon cher monsieur, ce n'est pas pour vous contrarier, mais 'd'où suintent d'étranges pleurs' est un vers de sept; suintent n'a que deux syllabes.
C'est ma mauvaise prononciation flamande, Lewis said, and he bundled up his papers, adding: You have come to talk Martin Luther, so I'll leave you.
But what right does he come interrupting you?
He only came to show me a sonnet.
But what the devil does he want to write sonnets for? Isn't it enough that he should paint bad pictures?
He merely came to inquire out the prosody of a certain line, Lopez answered, and he tried to calm me.
No, there's no use, Lopez. I can't fix my thoughts. Perhaps after dinner. What do you say to the Rat Mort?
He raised no objection to the Rat Mort, but the moment we entered the café he rushed up to a dishevelled and wild-eyed fellow. I thought I had lost him. Let me introduce you, he said, to Villiers de l'Isle Adam. Lewis was forgotten in the excitement of dining with a real man of letters, in the pleasure of confiding to Villiers the scene that I had come to talk to Lopez about.
It is to Martin Luther himself, I said, whom she has never seen, that she confesses in a wood her love of Martin Luther.
I must introduce you to Mallarmé, said Villiers, and he wrote a note on the edge of the table. You'll find him at home on Tuesday evenings.
Mallarmé spoke to me of Manet, and he must have spoken to Manet about me, for one night in the Nouvelle Athènes Manet asked me if the conversation distracted my attention from my proofs. Come and see me in my studio in the Rue d'Amsterdam. And not very many evenings later Mendès was introduced to me between one and two in the morning. He asked me to the Rue Mansard, where he lived with Mademoiselle Holmès, whereupon, before I had time to realise the fact, I was launched on Parisian literary and artistic society, and six months afterwards Manet said to me, There is no Frenchman in England who occupies the position you do in Paris. Perhaps there isn't, I answered mechanically, my thoughts turning to Lewis, who was certainly going down in the world. I should have done better to have left him in the Mont Rouge to get his living as a workman, for he'll never be able to scrape together any sort of living as a painter, and my spirits rose mountains high against him. An old man from the sea, I said, whom I cannot shake off.
But the courage to fling him into the street was lacking, and I continued to bear with him day after day, hoping that he would leave me of his own accord. He was well enough in Julian's studio or in the Beaux-Arts or in English and American society, but he would seem shallow and superficial in the Nouvelle Athènes, and I always avoided taking him there; but one night he asked me to tell him where I was dining, and I had to tell him at the Nouvelle Athènes. He pleaded to be allowed to accompany me, and I will admit to some vanity on my part; or was it curiosity that prompted me to introduce him to Degas, who very graciously invited us to sit at his table and talked to us of his art, addressing himself as often to Lewis as he did to me. He opened his whole mind to us, beguiled by Lewis's excellent listening, until the waiter brought him a dish of almonds and raisins. Then a lull came, and Lewis said, leaning across the table:
I think, Monsieur Degas, you will agree with me that, more than any other artist among us, Jules Lefebre sums up all the qualities that an artist should possess.
My heart misgave me, and Degas's laughter did not console me, nor his words whispered in my ear as he left:
Votre ami est très fort.... Il m'a fait monter l'échelle comme personne. And a few days afterwards in the Rue Pigalle he said:
Comment va votre ami? Ah! celui-là est d'une force.
Mais, cher ami, le pauvre garçon n'a jamais su se dégager—
Pas du tout; il est très fort.
Son esprit n'a jamais su dépasser certaines bornes ... la Rue Bonaparte.
But no explanation pleased Degas as much as his own: Il m'a tiré les vers du nez ... et comme personne. I resisted this explanation till, feeling that I was beginning to show myself in a stupid light, I accepted it outwardly, though convinced inly that Lewis had been guilty of the unpardonable sin—lack of comprehension. He must go and at once, and as soon as I returned home I begged him to leave me. At the end of the month, when my mother sends me my money, he answered, and my heart sank at the thought of having him with me so long. I think I must have answered, For God's sake go! and a few days afterwards the concierge mentioned to my great surprise that Monsieur Hawkins had left, and had paid her the few francs he owed her. A good trait on his part, I thought, and my heart softened toward him suddenly, and continued soft until a lady told me that Monsieur Hawkins had been to see her and had borrowed a hundred francs from her.
I didn't dare refuse, she said, but I thought it rather mean of him to come to ask me for the money.
We sat looking at each other, the lady thinking no doubt that I should not have told Lewis I was her lover, and myself thinking that I had at length caught Lewis in deliberate blackmail; and, going round to the studio in which he had settled himself, I said, before looking round the walls to admire the sketches:
I have just come from Miss ——, and she tells me you borrowed a hundred francs from her.
If I did, you borrowed from Alice Howard, my mistress, he answered.
I had forgotten, and sat dumbfounded. But why had I borrowed this money? I never wanted for money. Perhaps to put Alice to the test, or to get back some of my own, for she had borrowed often from me, and finding her in affluent circumstances.... She asked me some days after to repay her, and I gave her the money that was in my pockets—a hundred francs; the other hundred I forgot all about till one evening at Alphonsine's I saw her rise up from her place and walk toward me, a vindictive look round her mouth and eyes.
Have you come, she said, to pay me the money that you owe me?
To admit that I had borrowed money from Alice at Alphonsine's was impossible; lies happen very seldom in my life, but they have happened, and this was an occasion when a lie was necessary. But I lied badly from lack of habit, and Lewis had heard from the women there that I had not stood up to Alice; and now to pass off the matter on which I had come to speak to him, I asked him how I should have answered Alice.
You should have answered her ironically: Toi, tu m'as prêté de l'argent? Où ça? Quand tu venais me trouver à l'hôtel de toutes les Russies et que tu pleurais pour un déjeuner? Quand tu n'avais pas deux mètres d'indienne à te coller sur les fesses? Non, mais vrai: y avait-il une maquerelle rue de Provence qui voulait de ta peau? Tu dis que tu m'as prêté de l'argent? C'est-il quand ton tôlier te reprenait ta clé tous les matins, ou quand tu demandais aux michés cinquante centimes pour aller aux chiottes?
Splendid! I cried.
Faut pas se laisser marcher sur le pied, dis. Je ne lui aurais par parlé autrement.
You have l'esprit prime-sautier, but any wit I have is l'esprit de l'escalier ... et de la dernière marche.
Je ne lui aurais pas parlé autrement.
Patter always excites my admiration; we get back to origins—to the monkey. And looking round the studio the number of sketches that I saw everywhere in oil and water-colour put the thought into my mind that Lewis must have discovered a patron and was living as comfortably as he had ever done with me. So all my sacrifices were in vain, I said to myself, and aloud to him: You are doing a great deal of work. I have discovered a patron, he answered, and he told me of an old man living in a barred house in a distant suburb who never opened his door except to a certain ring—an old man in gold-rimmed spectacles who would buy any drawing that Lewis brought him at a price: thirty francs for a flower in a vase, for an apple, a pear, for a street corner, for a head sketched in ten minutes. He is your banker? I said. Yes; it's just like cashing a cheque. And I left the studio hoping that the old man who looked at Lewis's drawings through gold-rimmed spectacles would live for many a year. His death would certainly bring back Lewis to me asking for fifty, for a hundred francs; and if I could not lend him so much he would ask for twenty, and if I could not manage twenty he would ask for ten, and if I could not manage ten he would ask for five, perhaps coming down to the price of his omnibus home. But the old man continued in the flesh, and weeks and months passed away without my seeing or hearing from Lewis. Years must have gone by before we met at Barbizon, whither he had gone intent upon investing all his savings on a Salon picture.
An old graveyard full of the lush of June had taken his fancy, and after many sketches he was still certain that he had hit on a good subject for a picture. A critic pointed out that two children looking at a gravestone would balance the composition; another said that a yellow cat coming from the cottages along the wall would complete it. Both were right; all that now remained for Lewis to do was to paint the picture. But he lacked touch, and his picture would have remained very tinny if Stott of Oldham had not arrived at Barbizon suddenly.
You mustn't rub the paint like that. See here; and taking the brush from Lewis's hand he mixed a tone and drew the brush slowly from right to left. Almost at once the paint began to look less like tin, and Lewis said, I think I understand, and he was able to imitate Scott sufficiently well to produce a picture which Bouguereau said would attract attention in the Salon if the title were changed to Les Deux Orphelins.
L'Amour renaît de ses Cendres is not a title that will appeal to the general public.
Lewis tried to explain that what he meant was that the love of the parents is born again in their children; but he allowed Bouguereau's good sense to prevail, and the picture drew from Albert Wolf an enthusiastic notice of nearly half a column in the Figaro, after which it became the fashion to go to the Salon to see Les Deux Orphelins and Monsieur Hawkins, un jeune peintre anglais de beaucoup de talent, for Lewis could not separate himself from his picture, and every day he grew bolder, receiving his friends in front of it and explaining to them, and to all and sundry, the second title, L'Amour renaît de ses Cendres. His conduct was not very dignified, but he had been waiting so long for recognition of his talent that he could not restrain himself. He sold Les Orphelins for ten thousand francs, and next year the Salon was filled with imitations of it, and there was a moment when it seemed that Julian's prophesy was about to come true. The hotel in the Champs Élysées was being sought for when Lewis's first patron, the old man to whom he had sold his sketches for twenty-five or thirty francs apiece, died suddenly; and for nearly two years Welden Hawkinses were being knocked down at the Hôtel de Vente for fifty and a hundred francs apiece.
Fifteen hundred or two thousand pictures thrown upon the market was no doubt a misfortune, I said as I stirred the fire, but if Lewis had been a man of healthy talent he would have painted other pictures. But his talent was the talent of un détraqué, and a recollection of a naked man looking at a naked woman through a mask was remembered. The hereditary taint was always there, I said, and I began to turn over in my mind all that Lewis had told me about his father. My father left mamma some three or four years after their marriage. I think I was twenty before I ever saw him. I was given an address of a lodging-house in St James's, and found my father in a small back room, sitting on a bed playing the flute. Oh, is that you, Lewis? Just a moment. Lewis had heard from his mother many stories of his father's eccentricities, and he had an opportunity of verifying these in St James's Street, for when the elder Hawkins laid aside his flute and engaged in perfunctory conversation with his son he allowed a fly to crawl over his face. Every moment Lewis expected his father to brush the insect away. It had been round one eye several times, and had descended the nose, and was about to go up the eye once again when Lewis, who could contain himself no longer, cried out:
Father, that fly!
Pray don't disturb it, I like the sensation.
My thoughts passed from Lewis to Jim, and I sat for a long time asking myself if Jim would have succeeded better than Lewis if he had gone to Paris in the 'fifties. He had more talent than Lewis, but his talent seemed still less capable of cultivation. There is a lot of talent in Ireland, but whether any of it is capable of cultivation is a question one can ponder for days, and my thoughts breaking away suddenly I remembered how, soon after my return from Ireland when I had settled in Cecil Street in the Strand, and was trying to make my living by writing for the papers, the desire to see Jim again in the old studio in Prince's Gardens had come upon me, and I had gone away one night in a cab to Kensington; but the appearance of the footman who opened the door surprised me, and I asked myself if Jim had sold some pictures, or had let the house. He had sold the house, and any letters that came from him were sent to Arthur's Club, where I could obtain news of him. The porter told me that any letter would be forwarded, but I wanted to see Jim that very night, and addressing myself to the secretary of the club, who happened to be passing through the hall at that moment, I begged of him to authorise the porter to give me Mr Browne's address, which he did: and I went away in a cab certain that the end of the drive would bring me face to face with my old boon companion. The cab turned out of Baker Street and we were soon in Park Road driving between Regent's Park and a high wall with doors let into it. Before one of these the hansom stopped and I saw a two-storeyed house standing in the midst of a square plot. A maid-servant took me up a paved pathway, mentioning that Mr Browne was on the drawing-room floor, and I found him waiting expectant in his smock, a palette and a sheaf of brushes in his left hand, the thumb of his right hand in his leather belt.
My dear Jim, I've been to Prince's Gardens.
We've sold the house and Pinkie and Ada have gone to live with friends and relations.
There was a feeling in the room that nobody had called to see him for many a month, and I noticed that a good deal of colour had died out of the thick locks of flaxen hair and that his throat was wrinkled.
And all your pictures, Jim?
Your mother was kind enough to hang them up in Alfred Place when we left Prince's Gardens, and when she left the house at the end of her lease the pictures were taken away.
And you didn't make any inquiries?
Well, you see, I haven't room for many canvases.
The moment had come when I must show some interest in his pictures, and turning from the one on the easel I picked one out of the rows, hoping that the design might inspire a few words of praise.
You must have painted a dozen or twenty times upon it. I don't know how you can work over such a surface, a thick coagulated scum. Why don't you scrape? Manet always scrapes before painting, and he never loses the freshness; his paint is like cream after twenty repaintings.
Jim did not know anything about Manet, nor did he care to hear about Monet, Sisley, Renoir, the Nouvelle Athènes and its litterati. He knew nothing of Banville's versification and had not read Goncourt's novels, so I told him that Catulle had thought well of my French sonnet, for having written a drama on the subject of Luther it was necessary to write a French dedicatory sonnet, and I recited it to Jim to revenge myself upon him for his having told me that he knew French as well as English.
My landlady's daughter, he said, pointing to a small portrait on the wall, and some time afterwards a young girl was heard singing on the stairs. There she is. Shall I ask her in?
I begged of him to do so, and a somewhat pretty girl with round eyes and a vivacious voice, came into the room and chattered with us; but her interest in the fact that Jim was my cousin was a little high-pitched, and it was obvious that she took no interest in his pictures, or indeed in any pictures; and it was a relief when she turned to Jim to ask him if he was staying to dinner.
Let us go out together and dine somewhere, I said.
Yes, ask him out to dinner. It will do him good. He hasn't been beyond the garden for weeks.
Yes, Jim; we will go up town and dine together.
I have no money.
But father will lend you any money you want. It will go down in the ... you can settle with father when you like.
She left the room and Jim spoke of the people in whose house he was lodging, a dancing master and his wife, and he gave me a mildly sarcastic account of Mrs —— coming up to see him in the morning to tell him that he might have the use of the parlour for ten shillings extra; my ears retain his voice still saying something about coals and gas not being included, and what tickled his fancy was the way the old lady used to linger about the drawing-room trying to draw the conversation on to his sisters, where was Miss Ada living now, and was Miss Pinkie still living with Lord Shaftesbury? He continued talking, moving the canvases about, and I was willing to appreciate the designs if he would only say that he would come out to dinner. At last he said:
You see, I haven't been to my tailor's for a long time, and my wardrobe is in a ragged and stained condition. I dare say they'll be able to find some cold beef or cold mutton or a sausage or two in the larder. You don't mind?
Of course I did not mind. It was for a talk about old times that I had come, and after the cold meats we returned to the drawing-room. Jim showed me all his latest designs and we discussed them together, mingling our memories of the women we had known. The names of Alice Harford, Annie Temple, and Mademoiselle d'Anka came into the conversation; I told him about Alice Howard, hoping he would ask me if she were as big as Alice Harford, and then, determined to rouse him, I said the great love affair of my life was a small, thin woman. Still he did not answer.
If a woman be sensual—
Beauty is better than bumping, he answered with a laugh, and it seemed that we were to have one of our erstwhile conversations about Art and that Jim would draw forth a canvas and say, This has all the beauties of Raphael and other beauties besides; but he seemed to have lost nearly all his interest in painting, allowing me, however, to search round the room and discover behind the sofa a new version of Cain Shielding his Wife from Wild Beasts, and I spoke of the design and the conception and the movement of the man about to hurl a spear at a great lion approaching from behind a rock. He took up his palette but forgot to roar like a lion, and when he laid it aside he did not sing Il balen or A che la morte, nor did he tell me that Pinkie had a more beautiful voice than Jenny Lind, and when we walked across the garden and he bade me goodbye at the gate, I felt that he had worn out himself as well as his clothes—his hopes, his talent, his enthusiasm for life, all were gone, an echo remained, an echo which I did not try to reawaken. I never saw him again; he was for me but an occasional thought, until one day I found myself sitting next a showily dressed woman at luncheon, the daughter of Jim's landlady, and it was from her I learnt that Jim had died about two years back in Park Road. She said he had become quite a hermit in the later years of his life, never leaving the house except for a stroll round the garden.
Painting always, I said.
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2023.05.20 06:01 Punjavepoonpoon Americans who played abroad today: 5/15-19/23

\ part of a U-20 World Cup team*
May 15th
Ligue 2 (French 2nd Division)
Amir Richardson (AC Le Havre on loan from Stade Reims) Started at RCM and played 67‘ in a 1-0 Loss at Annecy FC (6.1/-) 0/1 shot on target, 29/32 passing Match Highlights

Liga HaAl (Israel)
Josh Cohen (Maccabi Haifa) Started at GK and went the full 90’ in a 5-1 Win at Maccabi Netanya (-/-) Match Highlights

Betri-Delldin (Faroe Islands)
Antonio Chavez Borelli (AB Argir) Started at GK and went the full 90’ in a 5-0 Loss at Vikingur (-/-)

South America
Primera División (Uruguay)
Bryan Olivera (Plaza Colonia) Started at RW and played 69‘ in a 1-1 draw at Boston River (-/-) Match Highlights

May 16th
Championship Semi-Finals Leg-2 (English 2nd Division)
Ethan Horvath (Luton Town on loan from Nottingham Forest) Started at GK and went the full 90’ in a 2-0 Win against Sunderland AFC. They advance to the final 3-2 on aggregate (7.3/7.02) 2 saves Match Highlights
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland AFC) Started at LB and played 76‘ in a 2-0 Loss at Luton Town. Their eliminated 3-2 on aggregate (7.1/6.92) 33/41 passing, 2 chances created

Eredivisie (Netherlands)
Ricardo Pepi (FC Groningen on loan from FC Augsburg) Started at ST and played 24‘ in a 3-2 Loss against Ajax. Picked up a yellow in the 9th’ (6.4/6.13) 7/8 passing Match Highlights

Eliteserien (Norway)
Samuel Rogers (Rosenborg BK) Started at RCB and went the full 90’ in a 1-0 Win against FK Haugesund (7.6/-) 71/83 passing, 1 chance created Match Highlights
Kobe Hernández-Foster (Hamarkameratene) Subbed on in the 46th‘ in a 3-0 Loss at Valerenga (6.5/-) 17/21 passing Match Highlights

Icelandic Cup - Round of 16
Omar Sowe (Leiknir Reykjavik) Subbed on in the 64th‘ in a 3-1 Loss at Thor Akureyri. Assisted on their goal in the 74th’ (-/-)

May 17th
Championship Semi-Finals Leg-2 (English 2nd Division)
Zack Steffen (Middlesbrough FC on loan from Manchester City) Started at GK and went the full 90’ in a 1-0 Loss against Coventry City. Their eliminated 1-0 on aggregate (6.3/5.83) Match Highlights

Suomen Cup - 4th Round (Finland)
Jack de Vries (FC KTP on loan from Venezia FC) Started at RM and went the full 90’ in a 14-0 Win against MYPA. Scored their 11th and 14th goals and assisted on goals in the 19th’, 54th’ and 62nd’ (-/-)

South America
Copa do Brasil - Fourth Round - Leg 1 (Brazil)
Johnny (Sport Club Internacional) Subbed on in the 79th‘ in a 2-0 Loss at America-MG (6.5/-) 3/4 passing Match Highlights

Liga 1 (Peru)
Matías Succar (CA Mannucci) Started at ST and went the full 90’ in a 1-0 Loss against CD UT Cajamarca (-/-) Match Highlights

May 18th
NordicBet Liga (Danish 2nd Division)
José Gallegos (SønderjyskE FC) Subbed on in the 46th‘ in a 2-1 Win at Hvidovre. Scored the game winner in the 80th’ (-/-) Match Highlights

Svenska Cupen - Final (Sweden)
Kristoffer Lund (BK Hacken) Started at LB and played 79‘ in a 4-1 Win against Mjallby. Assisted on the third goal in the 48th’ (-/-) Match Highlights
Tomas Totland (BK Hacken) Subbed on in the 76th‘ in a 4-1 Win against Mjallby

Icelandic Cup - Round of 16
Aron Johannsson (Valur Reykjavik) Started at LCM and went the full 90’ in a 3-1 Loss against Grindavik. Picked up a yellow in the 38th’ (-/-)

May 19th
Bundesliga (Germany)
Kevin Paredes*(VfL Wolfsburg) Subbed on in the 82nd‘ in a 2-0 Loss at Freiburg (-/6.16) 3/3 passing Match Highlights

Serie B (Italian 2nd Division)
Gianluca Busio (Venezia FC) Subbed on in the 62nd‘ in a 2-1 Loss at Parma Calcio 1913 (6.3/-) 20/23 passing Match Highlights
Tanner Tessman (Venezia FC) Started at CDM and played 85‘ in a 2-1 Loss at Parma Calcio 1913 (7.0/-) 0/2 shots on target, 33/37 passing, 1 chance created
Andrija Novakovich (Venezia FC) Subbed on in the 85th‘ in a 2-1 Loss at Parma Calcio 1913 (-/-) 1/2 passing

Eerste Divisie (Dutch 2nd Division)
Anthony Fontana (PEC Zwolle) Subbed on in the 71st‘ in a 3-2 Win at Helmond Sport (6.5/-) 1/2 shots on target, 5/5 passing, 1 chance created Match Highlights
Gedion Zelalem (FC Den Bosch) Started at LCM and played 86‘ in a 3-0 Loss at De Graafschap (5.8/-) 24/27 passing Match Highlights
Dante Sealy (Jong PSV on loan from FC Dallas) Started at RW and played 73‘ in a 1-1 draw with FC Eindhoven (6.4/-) 18/25 passing Match Highlights

Liga NOS (Portugal)
Alex Méndez (FC Vizela) Subbed on in the 74th‘ in a 1-0 Loss at Maritimo (6.0/5.77) 0/1 shot on target, 6/6 passing Match Highlights

2.Liga (Austrian 2nd Division)
Bryan Okoh (FC Liefering on loan from RB Salzburg) Started at RCB and went the full 90’ in a 3-1 Win against SV Lafnitz. Picked up a yellow in the 83rd’ (-/-)

Challenge League (Swiss 2nd Division)
Lucas Pos (FC Stade-Lausanne-Ouchy) Started at CB and went the full 90’ in a 4-1 Win against Yverdon Sport FC (-/-)

1.HNL (Croatia)
Rokas Pukštas*(Hajduk Split) Started at RCM and went the full 90’ in a 1-0 Win at Slaven (7.4/-) 1/2 shots on target, 28/34 passing, 1 chance created Match Highlights
Agustin Anello (Hajduk Split on loan from Lommel SK) Started at LW and went the full 90’ in a 1-0 Win at Slaven (6.8/-) 0/1 shot on target, 19/30 passing, 1 chance created

Prva Liga (Slovenia)
Steven Juncaj (ND Gorica) Started at LW and played 83‘ in a 1-0 Win against Tabor (-/-) Match Highlights

First Division (Irish 2nd Division)
Ryan Flood (Finn Harps) Started at RB and went the full 90’ in a 4-0 Loss against Waterford FC (-/-)
Vincent Borden (Galway Utd) Started at RCM and played 89‘ in a 3-0 Win at Treaty Utd FC (-/-)
Giles Phillips (Waterford FC) Started at LB and went the full 90’ in a 4-0 Win at Finn Harps
Patrick Hickey (Athlone Town FC) Started at LCB and went the full 90’ in a 2-2 draw at Cobh Ramblers (-/-)
Vladislav Velikin (Athlone Town FC) Started at GK and went the full 90’ in a 2-2 draw at Cobh Ramblers
Matthew Leal (Athlone Town FC) Started at RCB and played 75‘ in a 2-2 draw at Cobh Ramblers. Scored in the 61st’
Franz Pierrot (Athlone Town FC) Started at ST and went the full 90’ in a 2-2 draw at Cobh Ramblers. Scored in the 33rd’
Jamar Campion-Hinds (Athlone Town FC) Started at CAM and went the full 90’ in a 2-2 draw at Cobh Ramblers

South America
Liga 1 (Peru)
Alexander Succar (Universitario de Deportes) Subbed on in the 74th‘ in a 4-0 Win against Universidad César Vallejo (-/-)
Past weekend's Post
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2023.05.16 13:14 calicocatface Trident A-Range: Tracking the recording history and movement of all 13 consoles

I'm assembling a history of all 13 Trident A-Range consoles, their studios and albums recorded on them. I believe there's a lot of misinformation that's been put out there -- by Trident, Malcolm Toft, MTA, PMI Audio, and even UA and Softube. I feel bad for Sound Techniques, who had their "A Range" console name stolen and usurped by Trident, and now the trademark for it is owned by PMI Audio.

I - Sound Techniques, Trident Studios
II - Cherokee, Quad Sound, Smart Studios
III - Le Studio, Bennett House, New Monkey
IV - Sweet Silence, Avast!, Bomb Factory and more
V - The Barn, American Recording/Emblem Studio

Unlucky 13
There were 13 original Trident Studios A-Ranges. Allegedly only 5 or 6 survive.
According to this comment there were 2 production runs. The first 6 and second 7. This is in line with the 2 different schematics for the Trident A-Range. A 1038 channel strip from 1973 (gutshot, schematic, and a 2038 channel strip from 1975 (gutshot, schematic).

Gwyn Mathias says the original desk went to Matrix Studios, London. Ken Scott said it ended up in pieces in Vermont. See bottom of post for more info.
The first "Production" A Range was built for Crown Records in Tokio, and I believe the EQs were tweaked for that, and then the design stayed. I think the Crown desk may also have had the old-fashioned telephone-style (STC ?) illuminated mute switches (Source)
The mute switch is an STC/Plessey standard telephone-type switch. These were used in the first couple of B Ranges, too, and just might have been used in the first production A Range for Crown Records, Tokyo (Source)
In the Produce Like a Pro Cherokee Studio tour Bruce Robb says he believes their modified 48 channel console is the first Trident they bought, whoever this comment says the South African broker sold Trident A-Range was the one that was modified and expanded.

What is in a name?
A brief history
Sound Techniques started as a recording studio in Chelsea, London in 1965. The Sound Techniques' A-Range was built by Geoff Frost and John Wood from 1964-1971, only 14 were ever made. (Source)
The original Sound Techniques A-Range at Trident Studios was used to record "Hey Jude, 3 tracks off of the White Album, all the early Elton John stuff, all the early Bowie stuff, all the early Queen stuff, Rolling Stones Carly Simon, America" from Ken Scott himself.

Trident Studios
Trident Studios started in 1967 in St Anne's Court, Soho, London.
Their Sound Techniques' A-Range - the 5th A-Range console made by Sound Techniques. It was built in late 1967. Installed at Trident in early 1968. According to Ken Scott it lived in the recording room for around 18 months before being moved to the mix room, being replaced by another Sound Techniques A-Range.
Everything at Trident Studio from 1968 to 1971 was also recorded AND mixed on this desk. Afterwards and until late 1976, everything was mixed on this particular Sound Techniques desk. (Source)
In 1971 "the [Trident] engineering team at the venerable studio facility decided to create their very own console" (Source, Source)
All original Trident produced Trident A-Range consoles featured an aubergine colour (Source%20color)) and a Belclere (not Bellclaire) Zutt012a input transformer. (Source, Source)

The original Trident A-Range desk
"had 24-way McMurdo Red Range connectors on the channels." (Source)
"the Trident studio board - really the prototype and with 24 -way McMurdo Red Range connectors on the channels instead of the later 32-way ones on the production boards )
I prototype-wired the first "proper" A-Range channel, physically designed and made the Loom board for the manufacture of the input channel looms, moved on to wiring the console frames, and ended up responsible for the manufacturing wiring shop at the North Road factory..." (Source)
"From memory it had Seidel (sp?) faders... Subsequent A Range boards all had P & Gs." (Source)
"I asked Malcolm about when the A and B Range consoles came out and he said... "the first A Range was in fact manufactured at the end of 1971." (Source)
"Malcolm has helped me as well with some good input on this, but more details change the date a bit. There were once claims saying 1970, but I have been digging very deep into A-Range history. While they may have completed some circuits/modules for the desk in 1971, the finished console seems to have been completed later in 1972, and was installed mid/late 1972 at St Anne's Court, to replace the Sound Techniques console. There is a December 1971 photo of the chassis being wired, so some circuits were complete, but not the whole console. In summer of 1972, they had done press about the "just completed" desk with new photos before the install. It seems quite unlikely to wait 8-10 months to install something like that. Bowie's Aladdin Sane was one of the first records done on the new console, October 1972." (Source)
"Trident installed the first A-Range in the main studio in 1972 and moved the Sound Techniques A-Range console that was in that room into the mix room." (Source)

Albums and timeline
1968 - The Beatles - Hey Jude - recorded at Trident Studios on the Sound Techniques' A-Range.
1971 - America - Self titled album
1971 - Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson
1972 - Harry Nilsson - Son of Schmilsson
"There is an announcement of the new console in May of 72 at APRS Convention in London"
1972 - David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
1972 Savoy Brown - Lion's Share (Source)
1972 - Elton John - Honky Chateau

Actually tracked on the Trident A-Range:
1972, October - David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (Source, Source)
"By October 73 the Trident console is already installed at Trident"
1973 - Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
1973 - Chris Darrow - Self titled
1973 - Home - Alchemist
1974 - Jimmy Webb - Land's End
1974 - Mick Ronson - Slaughter on 10th Avenue
1974 - Peter Hammill - The Silent Corner and the Empty Stage (Source)
1974 - Supertramp - Crime of the Century
1974 Trident visited AES in New York
Production started
1976/77 Trident Studios remodeled, original tracking Trident A-Range desk sold to Matrix Studios (Source) and replaced it "with a TSM, and also the Sound Techniques in the mix room with a bigger TSM"
1981 closed as of November (Source)
1983 Trident opened under new ownership (Source)
1985 - The Cure - Close to Me
1986 - Blow Monkeys - Digging Your Scene

Fate of Trident's original two Sound Techniques A-Range consoles
"One of them (I didn't know there were two) was in pieces in cardboard boxes in a corner of the production area of the Trident North Road factory for years." - Gwyn Mathias, former module wireman @ Trident Studios (Source)

Fate of the original Trident A-Range
"I am positive that dealer Don Larking had the prototype from St Anne's Court at one point and sold it. I think that original A range was the one in Matrix in Little Russell St near the British museum. I recorded on it several times at Matrix, and can remember having to swap out a monitor module as the bass end was non-existent on it, but I can't remember how many pins the connector had. I will ask Don Larking and see if he remembers anything about it!" (Source)
"The original, and I do mean ORIGINAL, the one from Trident, is in pieces in Vermont." - Ken Scott
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2023.04.28 03:02 MichaelCrowsEye The Bootleg King

The Bootleg King
Been redecorating my shelves/figures and added my bootleg Hellboy. For the most part, it’s great. The knees and left arm are pretty wonky, but once you pose it, it looks good and it came w/the Anung Un Rama horns, Fire crown and Excalibur.
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2023.04.23 15:05 itisallbsbsbs Steven Staynor maybe leads to a big conspiracy

"On the afternoon of December 4, 1972, 7-year-old Steven Stayner was walking home from school in Merced, California, when he was approached by a man passing out religious pamphlets. As reported by The Famous People, the man, who was later identified as Ervin Edward Murphy, said he was a representative of a local church and was seeking donations for his parish.
According to The Famous People, Murphy offered to walk Stayner home, as he wanted to ask his mother for a donation. The boy agreed and gave the man his address. However, as they were walking toward Stayner's home, they were approached by another man, who was driving a white Buick.
The second man, who was later identified as Kenneth Parnell, offered to give Murphy and Stayner a ride. ABC News reports it was a "sleety, wintery day," and Stayner willingly followed Murphy into Parnell's car, as he expected the man to take him home. Unfortunately, the entire incident was part of an elaborate plan to kidnap the boy.
Prior to his kidnapping of Stayner, The Famous People reports Parnell had at least two criminal convictions, including armed robbery and the sexual abuse of a young boy. However, he was convicted in Utah and was not known as a criminal in California. At the time of Stayner's kidnapping, Parnell was employed at the Yosemite Lodge, which according to ABC News, was approximately two hours away from Merced.
While working at the Yosemite Lodge, Kenneth Parnell befriended his coworker Ervin Murphy.
According to ABC News, Parnell stopped to make a call from a payphone shortly after Murphy and Steven Stayner got into his car. When he returned, he told the boy that he called his parents and they said they did not want him anymore. The Famous People reports Parnell then took the boy to a remote cabin near Catheys Valley, California.
As Steven Stayner got older, Kenneth Parnell began planning to kidnap another, younger, boy. As reported by The Famous People, Parnell for a period of time. In addition to participating in the abuse of Stayner, she attempted to help Parnell kidnap a boy who was a member of the Santa Rosa Boys' Club. Thankfully, they were unable to follow through with the kidnapping attempt.
On several occasions, Parnell encouraged Stayner to help him lure another boy into the home. However, Crime Investigation reports Stayner sabotaged Parnell's efforts, as he did not want another boy to suffer through the abuse he had endured. Unfortunately, Parnell eventually convinced another teenage boy, named Randall Sean Poorman, to help him kidnap 5-year-old Timothy White.
Stayner was terribly concerned about White's welfare and immediately began planning to get the 5-year-old away from Parnell and return him home to his parents. As Parnell was working the night shift, Stayner fled the home with White in the middle of the night.
According to Crime Investigation, the boys hitchhiked more than 40 miles to reach Ukiah, California, where White was abducted from. However, Timothy could not remember his address, so Stayner took him to a police station instead. Although Stayner told the younger boy to go inside by himself and tell the officers he had been kidnapped, White refused to leave Stayner's side.
The Famous People reports Stayner had a difficult time adjusting to returning to his parents' home. As he never had any rules, he rebelled when his parents forbade him from drinking alcohol and smoking. It was also difficult for his parents to adjust to having a teenager after remembering their son as a 7-year-old boy. Stayner eventually began drinking more heavily, dropped out of high school, and left his parents' home.
In 1985, at the age of 20, Stayner married 17-year-old Jody Edmondson. According to The Famous People, the couple eventually had two children, named Ashley and Steven, Jr. In addition to assisting in the production of a miniseries based on his experience, Stayner became an advocate for preventing child abduction and helping victims of abuse. He also joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
On September 16, 1989, Steven Stayner was riding his motorcycle home from work when a car suddenly pulled out of a driveway onto the highway. As reported by People, Stayner struck the driver's side of the car at a high rate of speed. As he was not wearing a helmet, he suffered massive head trauma, which led to his death less than one hour after the accident occurred.
Following his brother's death, History reports Cary worked as a handyman at a lodge near Yosemite National Park. According to SFGate, his friends and coworkers described him as being impulsive and prone to seemingly abrupt and violent fits of rage. On July 24, 1999, Cary confessed to killing four women, who had all been guests at the lodge where he was employed. Cary's defense team argued that he suffered from mental illness, in part from the trauma he suffered when Steven was kidnapped. However, he was found guilty on all counts and sentenced to death."
Source: https://www.grunge.com/785686/the-truth-about-the-kidnapping-of-steven-stayne
So I posted above parts of the article that I think are very important. Does anyone else find it strange that both Steven's abductoabuser worked in the Yosemite area? One was a victim and the other became a serial killer.
I have noticed on missing posters for kids if you go through them the one single reoccurring thing you can see between them is the overwhelming lack of details. Researching the national pedo child trafficking stories you find that more often than not it is the parents who put their children into it.
They claim Cary became a serial killer due to the trauma of having his brother go missing and his parents not giving him enough attention. But lack of attention does not create a serial killer. So what was really going on in the Staynor house? And isn't it interesting that Steven became an advocate for preventing child abduction and helping victims and then boom he is killed in a hit and run?
Steven probably knew a lot and if he was starting to put stuff together that would make him a huge liability. His escape and rescue of White was a big deal at the time and he was a hero. There was the potential there for him to have a massive amount of influence in any statements he may have given. Noone would have questioned him if he came out and stated anything about abducted kids. So was Steven getting too close to something so that they murdered him? His brother becoming a serial killer at the very least implies there was serious abuse taking place in the Staynor's household. Who were these people and isn't it just a little too much coincidence that there is this Yosemite connection?
"Parnell served five years in prison
for the Stayner and White kidnappings and was paroled to Berkeley in 1985. He
was arrested in January 2003 after a woman told police he had promised her $500
if she would bring him a young boy.
Parnell is charged with solicitation
to commit a crime, trying to buy a human being and attempted child stealing."
Source: Parnell victims testify (recordnet.com)
Why would a man who had kidnapped and repeatedly sexually abused Steven and then went on to kidnap White only be given a 5 year sentence?
But it gets even more weird: Innocent Steven was molested on the first night of his abduction by the oleaginous pederast. He had no idea that his grandfather lived within cooee distance from the shack Parnell had taken him to.
Little Timmy White was saved from a childhood-ruining fate like Steven’s but would also later die tragically at the untimely age of 35. Timothy James White was a Los Angeles, CA Deputy Sherriff (and a married dad with two children) when he died way before his time on April 1st, 2010 of a blood clot (pulmonary embolism).
Mike Echols (whose birthday was also on April Fool’s Day (1944), the day Tim White died in 2010) also died of a pulmonary embolism at the age of 58 on January 10th, 2003 while in jail. He was the author of the manuscript for the 1989 infamous TV movie about Steven’s hellish plight (“I Know My First Name Is Steven”) which was later published as a book in 1991. Echols was distrusted by some because he worked to expose paedos but many people believed he himself was a closet one. He infiltrated “NAMBLA” (North American Man-Boy Love Association) and started “Better A Millstone” an anti-paedophile organization.
Steven died tragically on September 17th, 1989 when his Kawasaki motorcycle collided (he wasn’t wearing a helmet as someone stole his in July or August of 1989) into a stalled vehicle driven by an illegal alien from Mexico, 28-YO migrant worker Antonio Loera. Kenneth Parnell only served 5 of the paltry 8 years he was sentenced to for the abduction and seven-year molestation of Steven Stayner (his cohort in the illegal act, Ervin Murphy served only 2 years of a 5-year sentence) and Antonio Loera only served 90 days in jail with 1 year of probation (and a measly $100. fine) for killing Steven.
Why wasn’t the disgusting woman named Barbara Mathias ever brought in for crimes of child rape and aiding and abetting a filthy, paedo kidnapper? She lived with the freak Parnell and Steven Stayner for 18 months and had sex with Parnell and under-aged Steven while Parnell was raping Steven. Her own abused and neglected children were raped by Paedo Parnell. I know hardly anyone paid a steep price for killing the soul of the young Steven Stayner but this pervy and down-low pig of a chick got off scot-free.
Parnell, ever the recidivist, died on January 21st, 2008 while in a Vacaville Prison. He was an inmate because in November of 2002 he tried to “buy” a 4-YO boy in Berkeley, CA, thanks to scant justice for his evil and wicked deeds. With Steven Stayner dead and gone and justice never properly served to him for all he had lost, the next True Crime tragedy to happen to the Stayner family was to befall Steven Stayner’s Uncle Jerry, Jesse Jerrold Stayner (42) who was mysteriously killed in his own home on Brantley Street in Merced, CA on December 26th, 1990 with his own .22. His murder has never been solved. At the time Jerry lived with his nephew Cary Stayner (more on him later…), Steven’s older brother.
Vietnam Vet Jerry was a dispatcher at “Leavitts Trucking” and went home that day for lunch only to be ambushed and killed with his own gun. He was shot 3 times…once in the chest and twice in the head. Not only was his killer never found but there is much high-strangeness in this perplexing cold case. Jerry had the company dog “Digger” (a schnauzer) with him that day and “Digger” was found the next day in Jerry’s company truck behind “Beacon Gas Station” on Jean Street and Yosemite Way…the very same streets little Steven Stayner was abducted from 18 years prior on 12/4/1972. “Digger” was found alive and safe and the truck’s keys were in the ignition. The abandoned vehicle crime scene was so odd on its own it reminded me of another cold case that happened 10 years later in Asheville, NC where the still-to-this-day-missing Zebb Wayne Quinn’s (18) car was found two weeks after his equally bizarre January 2nd, 2000 vanishing. His abandoned car was found January 16th in the “Three Little Pigs” restaurant parking lot and near the Mission St. Joseph’s Hospital his mother, a nurse, worked at. Inside the planted vehicle was a 3-month old baby girl puppy (not his), a plastic hotel key, empty beverage bottles and a jacket also not Quinn’s. Orangey-pink lips and exclamation points were also drawn on the car’s rear window with lipstick! I had never heard of dogs being eerily placed and found alive in cars after a terrible crime had transpired until these two very creepy unsolved cases, but I digress.
In retrospect, it’s easy to see why so many believe that Cary Stayner, now a convicted Serial Killer (of 4 women) residing on Death Row in San Quentin Prison in CA was perhaps his Uncle Jerry’s killer on the day after Christmas 1990. Cary was arrested on July 24th, 1999 at the Laguna Del Sol Nudist Camp for the July 21st, 1999 murder of 26-YO German-born, “Yosemite Institute” naturalist Joie Ruth Armstrong who lived with two roommates on Foresta Road in Yosemite National Park. Joie was alone that Wednesday as her boyfriend and her other roommate were out of town. She was packing up to head to Sausalito and Santa Rosa to visit friends and eventually her grandmother the day she was slaughtered and decapitated. If one has read David Paulides’ creepy “Missing 411” tomes about the mysterious vanishings and deaths that happen in National Parks and Forests and is privy to what a secretive killing floor Yosemite National Park is especially, it’s understandable why Joie didn’t want to be alone in that cabin home that summer. Still, it didn’t save her and she was brutally attacked and killed before she had a chance to begin her cheery sojourn towards northern California.
Joie was found on July 22nd, 1999, decapitated and half of what remained of her ravaged body was submerged in a creek’s drainage ditch. Her hands and mouth had been bound by duct tape. Her head was found less than 50 feet from her body. It was a ghastly end for such a peaceful and loving woman who never harmed anybody. But this was his fourth kill as a Serial Killer.
On President’s Day February 15th, 1999 Cary Stayner, a maintenance employee at the Cedar Lodge Motel in Yosemite Valley killed all 3 female occupants in Room #509. Carole Sund (42) had come to El Portal, CA for a mini-vacation with her 15-YO daughter Juli Sund and their family friend from Argentina 16-YO Silvina Pelosso. The Sunds were from Eureka, CA and planned to kick around Yosemite, where Carole honeymooned with her Danish husband Jens in 1978, until February 16th.
All three were slaughtered the day before they were to leave to meet up with the rest of the Sund family. The successful triple murder, the first for the Serial Killer, was probably aided by the fact that occupancy of the motel was down that winter and there were no other guests in their building. Cary knocked on the door claiming a multi-room plumbing issue was at hand and brandished a .22 caliber gun and bound and gagged the three frightened females with duct tape. He then forced the two young girls into the bathroom and then strangled Carole on the bed with the rope he brought along and shot her as well.
He placed the dead body of Carole into the trunk of the red rental car the family picked up in Modesto, CA and then strangled the young Argentinian girl Silvina in the bathtub and shot her as he did Carole. He placed her dead body in the trunk with Carole’s cadaver. He didn’t kill 15-YO Juli right away and the story goes that he moved her to another room and tried to rape her and forced her to perform sexual acts (as Stayner was impotent and suffered from OCD which manifested itself in various forms such as trichotillomania and obsessive cleanliness) until he left the hotel with her around 4 AM, naked and ensconced in a blanket, still bound by duct tape.
In the rental car he drove 90 miles with Juli Sund to Lake Don Pedro in Tuolumne County. There, he virtually decapitated her as he would completely do to Joie Armstrong 5 months later. He dumped her blanket wrapped body, with only the duct tape still on it under a poison oak bush and posed her arms in a pious position crossed neatly on her chest. He then abandoned the red rental vehicle on an old logging road on Highway 108 and torched it with Carole’s and Silvina’s moribund bodies in the trunk. With no way to get back to Cedar Lodge, Cary made his way to the Sierra Village Market and called a cab.
I would call where he had the cab driver drop him off as very strange but the complete Stayner tragedies in totality are extremely strange…he requested to be driven to Yosemite Lodge where his younger brother Steven’s pervo kidnapper worked when he snatched Steven in 1972!
From there he still had to find his way back to Cedar Lodge but before that, he made his way back to Tuolumne County and torched the red rental car entombing the dead bodies of Carole Sund and Silvina Pelosso. He took Carole’s wallet and ponderously dumped it at an intersection in Modesto, CA at Tully & Briggsmore. The wallet was found on 2/19/1999 by a shady and crooked couple (Rachel Lou Campbell & Alexis Paiz) from the notoriously seedy and meth-riddled area aka “the airplane district” of Modesto, CA. They were well-known forgers so they stole Carole’s credit cards.
Two of the trio were not found until Jim Powers, a 40-YO carpenter came upon the torched rental car between tree stumps on March 18th, 1999 on an old, dirt logging road (Wheeler Road) along Highway 108 in Long Barn, CA (“Stanislaus National Forest”). A roll of undeveloped film was found nearby the grisly scene. This roll had photographs of the happy vacationing triad in their last carefree days on Earth before their holiday turned needlessly wicked and homicidal.
With the charred car being found the fate of the mysterious vanishings of the Sunds and Silvina Pelosso was solved but what monster committed the heinous triple homicide? On March 24th, 1999 the Modesto FBI received an anonymous and taunting letter with a map that explained where Juli Sund’s body could be found. They found Juli’s dead body on a remote and steep incline near a reservoir above Lake Don Pedro. Just as the map illustrated.
On March 25th, 1999 Juli’s body was found with black duct tape around her ankles and her head almost extracted from her nude body. The menacing and taunting note exclaimed “we had fun with this one” but why the use of the royal “we”? In the end Cary Stayner confessed to all 4 murders but in digging deep in the case one will see that many, even to this day are left with reasonable doubt that he committed all 4 murders alone. His first entrance into his Serial Killing career produced an almost expert execution with 3 victims and the second expedition with one victim was exceedingly sloppy with trace evidence left all about and his own vehicle was seen in the area at the time of the Joie Armstrong murder.
• Cary Stayner tells the FBI in vivid detail how he raped and denigrated victims Juli Sund & Silvina Pelosso. He denies such things during his candid interviews with KNTV’s Ted Rowlands. There were also major discrepancies in how he described the state of Juli’s discarded body and how it actually appeared when found.
• Referred to the killings using the pronoun “we”. Claimed to have learned many cover-up tricks and tactics from true crime TV.
• His DNA was NOT on the anonymous letter envelope sent to the Modesto FBI. Stayner claims he paid someone $5. to lick the envelope for him and the DNA came up of Hispanic origin.
• Tuolumne County Sheriff Dick Roger~“There was not one shred of evidence or link to him as a suspect in the Sund/Pelosso homicides until he became a suspect in the homicide of Joie Ruth Armstrong”.
• Law Enforcement authorities believed Cary Stayner killed Joie but not the Sunds & Silvina Pelosso.
• Everyone agreed that Cary Stayner was odd and a little weird, but hardly anybody said that he creeped them out or was overly weird. Strange, but in a very likable and friendly way. A little off, but not so much in the way one would avoid him or stay away from him. A bit weird but always friendly and helpful, too nice and quiet. How does someone like that become a homicidal maniac one half of a Californian year?
• When he was a teen and would hang out with his friends and shoot his BB gun he would not shoot animals. A sociopath or psychopath would never have an issue with that and most of them start by hurting and killing small animals.
• Sarah Cox, a friend of Cary Stayner who described him as kind, gentle and easy-going claimed in May of 1999 Cary Stayner bragged to her that “he was already famous but no one knew it yet”. She had no idea what he meant by that and after all was said and done she said she always liked him and when she had to believe all he confessed to she had trouble accepting it. She couldn’t believe the Cary she knew would be so heartless and brutal. She couldn’t bridge those two divergent personas. So many had a hard time believing he was capable of murder and believed all he admitted to just didn’t add up.
• Francis Carrington (father of victim Carole Sund)~“It’s almost like someone else was directing everything in February of 1999 and Stayner just did what he was told”. Cary Stayner’s mother “Kay” Stayner thought this as well.
• Delbert Stayner (Cary Stayner’s father)~“I just hope and pray all the time that he didn’t actually do it and that he is hiding something (taking the fall) for somebody else.” His long suffering family never believed he was capable of bloody murder.
• Jens Sund (husband to Carole Sund and father of Juli Sund) and his lawyer Zachary Zwerdling believed Stayner was not the lone killer. Cary’s sister Jody Stayner also believes a cult was involved with the 4 killings.
• Cary Stayner~“I didn’t feel good about it. I say it’s like matter-of-factly I was doing this, you know. It’s like I’m a split personality.” But Cary Stayner, riddled with affective disorders pertaining to anxiety did NOT suffer from Dissociative Identity Disorder. He had deep psychological issues but they seemed mostly rooted in high-anxiety and low self-esteem. Psychopaths think they are the bee’s knees, Cary Stayner never had that kind of chutzpah.
• During the second trial, Cary Stayner was emotional and broke down and blocked his eyes and ears when he had to look at the grisly crime scene photos of Juli Sund. When his FBI confession was played back in court, he blocked his ears. If he readily confessed, and was an abject psychopath, why would he even flinch at either scenario played back to him? He would either revel in it or not care a lick. That’s how sociopaths roll. Instead he rocked back and forth with high anxiety. He was always averting his eyes and cradling his face in his hands.
• US Senator from Iowa Charles Grassley was very vocal at the time with how bumbling he thought the FBI was and initially did not believe Stayner was the killer.
The final oddity that is loosely connected to the Stayner Family Tragedies is the allusion to Steven Stayner’s personal hell in a possible micro-pattern in the infamous but never completely understood “Smiley Face Killings” RE: a 2002 cluster that consisted of drowned and/or missing college-aged men in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
One private detective whose site is long defunct found a series of micro-patterns in the proximity of the hot-bed area of the “Smiley Face Killer” cases. He claimed to have found a series of deaths that spelled out a name. The name spelled was NEMEC and that word was used because the child actor who played Steven Stayner in the TV Movie “I Know My First Name Is Steven” was Corin Nemec. The name “NEMEC” spells out the towns in Wisconsin and Minnesota where the inebriated college men vanished from or ended up dead in a body of water. It always struck me as very weird and a bit absurd because I could never figure out who would remember Corin Nemec except another child who was perhaps a fan at the time the tv movie was making headlines and why would someone orchestrate killings to spell out his last name? It is indeed a strange tie to the already strange and tragic tale of the Family Stayner. Here is what the acronym “NEMEC” stood for RE: the 2002 “SFK” crimes…
New London, MN-8/1/2002—Daniel Lee Newville (18)
Eau Claire, WI-9/29/2002—Craig Burrows (23)
Minneapolis, MN-10/31/2002—Christopher Jenkins (21)
Eau Claire, WI-11/6/2002—Michael Noll (22)
Collegeville, MN-11/9/2002—Joshua Cheney Guimond (21) NEVER FOUND!
Cary Stayner was actively on trial at the time of these 5 vanishings in MN and WI. All ended up dead in a lake except the still missing Joshua Guimond.
Famed San Francisco lawyer Melvin Mouron Belli was being hired by Steven Stayner’s widowed wife to sue Merced, CA after his death in 1989. ZODIAC taunted Belli and wrote letters to him during his active killing season in CA in 1968 and 1969. This same detective who found the “SFK” micro-patterns also found a ZODIAC link (My own find of the common word “Tuolumne” will be familiar to ZODIAC enthusiasts who know ZODIAC made a pay-phone call at the cross of Spring Road & Tuolumne Street in Vallejo, CA on the 4th of July in 1969 after he murdered 22-YO Darlene Ferrin. Tuolumne County was where Cary Stayner dumped the bodies in the Sund/Pelosso murders).
In 2001, University of MN student Ken Christiansen (19) died after drinking with his college buddies in Duluth, MN on April 13th, 2001 which happened to be a “Friday The 13th” as well as “Good Friday”. His last name has “Christian” in it and near where his body was found in Chester Creek three days later, there was graffiti of a blue cross that read “Jesus Saves” and next to it was a smiley face, hence the moniker “The Smiley Face Killer”.
Other graffiti in the area that ties this “SFK” clue to ZODIAC, at least in a loose way is also the placement of a Gary Snyder poem under the Chester Creek Bridge about the death of young, white males that was originally published in August of 1969 in San Francisco, CA where the area was deeply concerned with both Vietnam and The ZODIAC Killer at the time.
A line in the poem states “The Christian has long been dead”. Ken Christiansen? I’m not sure but when I was deeply researching “SFK” I knew next to nothing about ZODIAC and now I am pretty fluent with the case so it makes me wonder if that detective who had that fascinating website on “The Smiley Face Killer” and discovered all the micro patterns knew far more than he ever let on. The micro-patterns were so extraordinarily clever and canny I had always wondered if the detective was hella smart or if HE was “The Smiley Face Killer”. In 2012 I went back to dig into my own “SFK” research and using his acronym model I tried to find hidden clues and micro-patterns but none were found and instead of spelling out certain words it was just an amalgamation of alphabet soup. Sometime after 2012 the website ceased to exist but I never forgot the clues it purported
Source: THE STAYNER FAMILY TRAGEDIES (serialkillercalendar.com)
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2023.04.17 01:43 panfriedinsolence Ottawa Riverkeeper Shoreline Cleanup - Saturday, May 13

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Joignez-vous à nous le 13 mai à 9 h 30 pour un nettoyage des berges à la Côte de l’abattoir à Hawkesbury en collaboration avec les territoires du Pacte d’amitié! Si vous vivez dans les régions d’Argenteuil, de Papineau et de Prescott–Russell, rejoignez tout ce monde qui s’y retrouvera pour un grand événement percutant.
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Le point de rencontre sera dans le parc près de l'intersection de la rue Main et de la rue Wellesly. Les participants pourront stationner leurs véhicules à cet endroit, et nous marcherons ensemble jusqu'aux berges pour effectuer le nettoyage. Voir la carte ci-dessous.
Garde-rivière des Outaouais fournira gants, sacs à ordures et désinfectant pour les mains. Toutefois, nous recommandons aux bénévoles d’apporter leur propre équipement également. Il est très important de porter les chaussures et les vêtements appropriés et, si vous le souhaitez, d’apporter une bouteille d’eau réutilisable et du chasse-moustiques! La zone que nous nettoyons est connue pour la présence de tiques. Nous vous recommandons donc de porter des vêtements qui couvrent toute votre jambe.
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Join us on Saturday, May 13th at 9:30am for a shoreline cleanup at the Côte de l'abattoir in Hawkesbury, in collaboration with the regions of the Pacte d'Amitié! If you live in the regions of Argenteuil, Papineau, and Prescott-Russell, we are bringing everyone together for a big blowout event.
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The meeting point will be the park near the intersection of Main St and Wellesly St. Participants can park their vehicles there, and we will walk together to the shoreline to do the cleanup. See the map above.
Ottawa Riverkeeper will provide hand sanitizer, gloves and bags for the event. However, we encourage volunteers to bring their own equipment as well. It is crucial to wear sturdy, appropriate footwear and clothing, and, if you wish, bring a reusable water bottle and bug spray. The area we are cleaning has been known to have ticks, so we recommend wearing clothing that covers your entire leg.
If you have any questions feel free to email us at [email protected]
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2023.04.13 14:38 AnderLouis_ Hail and Farewell (George Moore) - Book 2: Salve, Chapter 1

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Today's Reading, via Project Gutenberg:



As I returned home after the dinner at Tonks's lightly weighing my friends' talents, the thought suddenly struck me that in leaving London I was leaving them for ever, whether in a week or six weeks I did not know; only of this was I sure, that my departure could not be much longer delayed; and while passing through Grosvenor Gardens, I began to wonder by what means the Destiny I had just heard would pull me out of my flat in Victoria Street. Two years or eighteen months of my lease still remained; this lag end had been advertised, but no desirable tenant had presented himself, and it did not seem to me that I could go away to Dublin leaving the flat empty, taking with me all my pictures and furniture. A house in Dublin would be part of my equipment as a Gaelic League propagandist, and it would cost me a hundred pounds a year; houses in Dublin are rarely in good repair, some hundreds might have to be spent upon it; and, falling into an armchair, I asked myself where all this money was to come from. My will is always at ebb when the necessity arises of writing to my banker to ask him how many hundred pounds are between me and destitution. We are but a heredity. My father was a spendthrift and hated accounts, and to me accounts are as mysterious as Chinese, as repellent. We are the same man with a difference; the pain that his pecuniary embarrassment caused him seems to have fallen on me with such force that I am naturally economical. My agent said when he visited me in the Temple: Very few would be content to live in a cock-loft like you, George. His remark or a certain lady's objection to the three flights of stairs had tempted me out of the Temple, and now hatred of the Boer War was forcing me into what seemed a pit of ruin. Two hundred and fifty a year I shall be paying for houses, I said, and yet I must go; even if I am to end my days in the workhouse I must go, even though to engage in Gaelic League propaganda may break up the mould of my mind. The mould of my mind doesn't interest me any longer, it is an English mould; better break it up at once and have done with it. Whereupon my thoughts faded away into a vague meditation in which ideas did not shape themselves, and next morning I rose from my bed undecided whether I should go or stay, but knowing all the while that I was going. It was a queer feeling, day passing over day, and myself saying to myself: I am twelve hours nearer departure than I was yesterday, yet having no idea how I was going to be freed from my flat, but certain that something would come to free me. And the something that came was the Westminster Trust, a Company that had been formed for the purpose of acquiring property in Victoria Street.
It had been creeping up from Westminster for some time past, absorbing house after house, turning the grey austere residential mansions built in 1830 into shops. It had reached within a few doors of me about the time of my landlord's death, and, as soon as his property passed into the hands of the Trust, notice was served upon the tenants that their leases would not be renewed. One lease, that of a peaceable General Officer who lived over my head and never played the piano, expired about that time, and as arrangements could not be made for turning his flat at once into offices it was let, temporarily, to a foreign financier, who demanded more light. The extra windows that were put in to suit his pleasure and convenience seemed to the Company's architect such an improvement that the Company offered to put extra windows into my rooms free of cost.
But don't you see that if two windows be put in, the present admirable relation of wall space to window will be destroyed?
Light, after all—
I engaged these rooms, I said, because I believed that they would afford me the quiet necessary for the composition of books, but for the last three weeks I haven't heard the sweet voice of a silent hour. Have you an ear for music? Tell me if a silent hour is not comparable to a melody by Mozart? You live in a quiet suburban neighbourhood, I'm sure, and can tell me. All the beautiful peace of Peckham is in your face.
The manager regretted that the improvements over my head had caused me inconvenience, and he suggested putting me upon half-rent until these were completed; a surprisingly generous offer, so thought I at the time; but very soon I discovered that the reduction of my rent gave him all kinds of rights, including the building of a wall depriving my pantry of eight or nine inches of light, and the chipping away of my window-sills. The news that I was about to lose my window-sills brought me out of my bedroom in pyjamas, and, throwing up the window, I got out hurriedly and seated myself on the sill, thinking that by so doing I could defy the workmen. Bill, drop yer 'ammer on his fingernails. Better wait and see 'ow long 'e'll stand this fine frosty morning in his pi-jamas. The wisdom of this workman inspired my servant to cry to me to come in. We both feared pneumonia, but if I did not dress myself very quickly, the workmen would have knocked away the window-sill. It was a race between us, and I think that half the sill was gone when I was partially dressed, so I seated myself on the last half.
Let him bide, cried one workman to his mate who was threatening my fingers with the hammer; and they continued their improvements about my windows, filling my rooms with dust and noise. I know not how it started, but a tussle began between me and one of the stone-cutters. We'll see what the magistrate will have to say about this bloody assault, said the man as he climbed down the ladder, and when I had finished my dressing I went to my solicitor, who seemed to look upon the struggle on the scaffolding as very serious. His application for redress was answered by a letter saying that if a summons were issued against the Company, a cross-summons would be issued against me for assault on one of the workmen. A civil action, the solicitor said, was my remedy; and I should have gone on with this if the Company had not expressed a good deal of regret when the tradesmen engaged in laying down a parquet floor for the financier brought down my dining-room ceiling with a crash. The director sent men at once to sweep up the litter, and he ordered his new tenant, the financier, to restore the ceiling; but my solicitor advised me to refuse the tradesmen admission, and by doing so I found that I had again put myself in the wrong; the ceiling was put up at my expense after a long interval during which I dined in the drawing-room. My solicitor's correspondence with the Company did not procure me any special terms; the Company merely repeated an offer they had previously made, which was to buy up the end of my lease for £100, a very inadequate compensation, it seemed to me, for the annoyance I had endured; but as I felt that my solicitor could not cope with the Company, I came gradually to the conclusion that I had better accept the £100. It would pay for the removal of all my furniture and pictures to Dublin, leaving something over for the house which I would have to hire and at once, for the offer of the Company was subject to my giving up possession at the end of the month.
I ordered my trunk to be packed that evening, and next morning was at the house-agent's office in Grafton Street; and while the clerk made out a long list of houses for me I told him my requirements. The houses in Merrion Square are too large for a single man of limited income; I had lived with my mother in one when boycotting brought me back from France; the houses in Stephen's Green are as fine, but even if one could have been gotten at a reasonable rental, Stephen's Green did not tempt me, my imagination turning rather to a quiet, old-fashioned house with a garden situated in some sequestered, half-forgotten street in which old ladies live—pious women who would pass my window every Sunday morning along the pavement on their way to church. The house-agent did not think he had exactly the house, street, and the inhabitants I described upon his books, but there was a house he thought would suit me in Upper Mount Street. I remembered the street dimly; a chilly street with an uninteresting church at the end of it. A bucolic relation had taken a house in Upper Mount Street in the 'eighties and had given parties with a view to ridding himself of two uninteresting sisters-in-law, but the experiment had failed. So I knew what the houses in Upper Mount Street were like—ugly, common, expensive. Why trouble to visit them? All the same, I visited two or three, and from the doorstep of one I caught sight of Mount Street Crescent, bending prettily about a church. But there were no bills in any window, and the jarvey was asked why he didn't take me to Lower Mount Street.
Because, he said, all the houses there are lodging-houses, and he turned his horse's head and drove me into a delightful draggle-tailed end of the town, silhouetting charmingly, I remembered, on the evening sky, for I had never failed to admire Baggot Street when I visited Dublin. There is always something strangely attractive in a declining neighbourhood, and thinking of the powdered lackeys that must have stood on steps that now a poor slavey washes, I began to dream. The house that I had been directed to was no doubt a fine one, but its fate is declension, for it lives in my memory not by marble chimney-pieces nor Adam ceilings, but by the bite of the most ferocious flea that I ever met, caught from the caretaker, no doubt, at the last moment, for I was on the car before he nipped me in the middle of the back, exactly where I can't scratch, and from there he jumped down upon my loins and nipped me again and again, until I arrived at the Shelbourne, where I had to strip naked to discover him.
If the Creator of fleas had not endowed them with a passion for whiteness, humanity would perish, I muttered, descending the stairs.
Are you after catching him, sir? the jarvey asked.
Yes, and easily, for he was drunk with my blood as you might be upon John Jameson on Saturday night, and we drove away to Fitzwilliam Square.
The houses there are large and clean, but the rents were higher than I wished to pay, and it did not seem to me that I should occupy an important enough position in the Square. Something a little more personal, I said to myself, and drove away to Leeson Street: a repetition of Baggot Street, decrepit houses that had once sheltered an aristocracy, now falling into the hands of nuns and lodging-house keepers. It was abandoned for Harcourt Street, but despite the attraction of some magnificent areas and lamp-posts with old lanterns, I decided that I would not live in Harcourt Street and returned to the agent, who produced another list and next day I visited Pembroke Road and admired the great flights of granite steps that lead to doorways that seemed to bespeak a wife and family so emphatically that I drove to Clyde Road. And finding it too pompous and suburban, too significant of distillers and brewers, I told the jarvey to drive me to Waterloo Road, a long monotonous road, with some pretty houses and gardens, connecting Pembroke Road with Upper Leeson Street; but unable to associate it in my mind with my mission to Ireland, I cried out: Castlewood Avenue! The jarvey took me thither, but the avenue, at once shabby and genteel, disappointed me. I cried to the jarvey: Clonskeagh! He took me up the Rathmines Road into Clonskeagh, where I found some pleasant houses, not one of which was to let—the old story of houses that had long been let remaining on the agent's books. After Clonskeagh we wandered through Terenure into a desolate region which the jarvey told me was Clondalkin, and followed a lonely road that seemed to lead away from all human habitation.
But you see, I said to the driver, I'm looking for a house in the town.
It is to The Moat we are going, he answered; and half an hour later our horse stopped before a drawbridge, which I doubted not would cost a great deal of money to put it into working order. But when it is lifted my friends will know that I am composing; and it can be let down at tea-time. A grand sight it will be to see them, all Gaelic Leaguers of course, walk across it into the moated grange. About a thousand pounds, the caretaker said, would make the place quite comfortable, and I answered that The Moat appealed to me in many ways, but that I had not come to Ireland in search of a picturesque residence, but in the hope of reviving the language of the tribe whose wont it was to come down from the rim of blue hills over yonder to invade Dublin and to be repulsed by different garrisons of the Pale. One was no doubt ensconced here, and thinking of Mount Venus, the house that I had visited high up in the Dublin mountains many years ago, wondering whether it would suit me better to live there than to live at The Moat, I said to myself: I shall have to live in one or the other, for there doesn't seem to be any house to let in Dublin City.
A thousand pounds are needed to make The Moat habitable, and that is more than I wish to spend, I said to the clerk, and begged him to give me another list of houses; again he searched his books, and a few more addresses were added to the list.
I'll try these tomorrow, and, leaving the office, I followed the pavement along Trinity College Gardens, my feet taking me instinctively to AE. He settles everybody's difficulties and consoles the afflicted.
If I don't find a house, I said to him, in Dublin, I shall have to return to that Inferno which is London, and I attempted a description of Mafeking night and other nights. There are no houses, AE, to let. I've searched everywhere and can find nothing but The Moat, and Mount Venus, no doubt, is still vacant, but it's a good five miles distant from Ranfarnham, and you won't be able to come to see me very often.
AE's grey eyes lit up with a kindly, witty smile.
Nature, he said, has given you energy, vitality, and perseverance, my dear Moore, but she has denied you the gift of patience, and patience above all things is needed when seeking a house.
But I've searched Merrion Square, Fitzwilliam Square, Harcourt Street, and many a suburb.
There were at the time three bank managers waiting to receive instructions from him, but he listened to my story, and I noticed that the anxious typist with a sheaf of letters in her hand did not distract his attention from me; he dismissed her, but without abruptness, and came down to the door refusing to believe that it would be impossible for me to find a house in Dublin.
Ireland thrives in her belief in you, I answered; perhaps I shall. For two days I did not hear from him, but on the third morning, as I was asking myself if it would be worth while to hire another car to go forth again to hunt through Mountjoy Square and Rutland Square where the aristocracy before the Union had built their mansions, the porter came to tell me that a gentleman wanted to see me. It was AE, who had come to tell me that he had found me a house; within a few minutes' walk of Stephen's Green. The perfect residence, he said, for a man of letters; one of five little eighteenth-century houses shut off from the thoroughfare, and with an orchard opposite which may be yours for two or three pounds a year if you know how to bargain with the landlord.
As he spoke these words we turned a corner and came into sight of an old iron gateway; behind it were the five eighteenth-century houses, five modest little houses, but every one with tall windows; a single window above the area, no doubt the dining-room, and above it a pair of windows with balconies; behind them were the drawing-rooms, and the windows above these were the bedroom windows.
Not a single pane of plate-glass in the house, AE! The room above mine is the cook's room, and if there are some back rooms?
He assured me that the houses were deep and had several back rooms; the drawing-rooms were large and lofty, and, as well as he remembered, the back windows in the dining and drawing-rooms overlooked the convent garden.
I should have tramped round Dublin for a month without finding anything, and in three days you have found the house that suits me. Tell me how you did it.
Number 3 was the home of the Theosophical Society, and I remember, while editing the Review, I used to envy those that had the right to walk in the orchard.
And now you can walk there whenever you please, and dine with me under that apple-tree, AE, if the Irish summer is warm enough.
But you haven't seen the house yet.
I don't want to see the house until my furniture is in it. I'm no judge of unfurnished houses.
But he insisted on ringing the bell, and while he was making inquiries about the state of the roof and the kitchen flue, I was upstairs admiring marble mantelpieces of no mean design, and cottages that the back windows overlooked.
AE, I beseech you to leave off talking about boilers and cisterns and all such tiresome things. Come upstairs at once and see the dear little slum, and the two washerwomen in it. I wish we could hear what they're saying.
One does hear some bad language sometimes, the caretaker murmured, turning her head away.
I'm sure they blaspheme splendidly. Blasphemy is the literature of Catholic countries. AE, what an inveterate mystic you are, as practical as St Teresa; whereas I am content if the windows and mantelpieces are eighteenth century. Don't let the slum trouble you, my good woman. A man of letters never objects to a slum. He sharpens his pen there.
The convent garden, sir, on the right—
Yes, I see, and a great many night-shirts out drying.
No, sir, the nuns' underwear.
Better and better. Into what Eden have you led me, AE? Who is the agent of this Paradise? Is his name Peter?
No, sir; Mr Thomas Burton.
And his address?
He lives at the Hill, Wimbledon. The landlord lives in Wicklow.
How extraordinary! The landlord of an Irish property living in Ireland and the agent in London. Shall I have to go back to England and interview this agent? AE? I can't go back.
You won't be quit of England until your affairs are settled.
But I can't go back.
AE smiled so kindly that I half forgot my anger, and my impulsiveness began to amuse me.
You're always right, AE.
Don't say so, for there's nobody so boring—
As the righteous man.... But come into the garden, where we shall dine, I hope, often. A wilderness it seems at present, but the hen-coops and swings can be removed. He took out his watch. I begged him to stay. He said he couldn't, and bade me goodbye quickly. But, AE, I'm going—
Whither I went that evening I cannot remember; all I know for certain is that at some assembly, not at the Mansion House or at the Rotunda, therefore in some private house (I am sure it was in some private house, for I remember gaseliers, silk cushions, ladies' necks), I rushed up to Hyde, both hands extended, my news upon my lips.
Hyde, I've come over; it's all settled. I've been driving about Dublin for a week without finding a house, and would have had to go away, leave you—think of it!—if AE hadn't come to my help in the nick of time. He has found me such a beautiful house, Hyde, where you'll come to dine, and where, perhaps, we'll be able to talk together in Irish, for I am determined to learn the language.
You don't mean it? You don't tell me that you've left London for good? You're only joking, and he laughed that vacant little laugh which is so irritating.
But tell me, are you advancing?
We're getting on finely. If we could only get the Intermediate—
The Intermediate is most important; but what I want to know is if I shall be able to help you.
You've done a great deal already, but—
But what?
Your book Parnell and His Island will go against you with the League.
I should have thought the League was here to accept those that are willing to help Ireland to recover her language, and not to bother about my past.
That's the way we are over here, he said, and again I had to endure his irritating little laugh. But I'm thinking.... The League might be reconciled to your book if you were to issue it with a sub-title—Parnell and His Island, or Ireland Without Her Language. I was reading your book the other day, and do you know I wouldn't say that it wasn't your best book?
It is mere gabble, I answered, and cannot be reissued.
You can't think that? And dropping a hint that I might be more useful to them in England than in Ireland, he turned away to tell dear Edward that he was delighted to see him. Now have you come up from the West for the meeting? You don't tell me so? I don't believe you. Edward reassured him. And your friend, George Moore, has come over from London; and with you both to back the League—
How are you, George? I heard you had arrived.
What, already!
Father Dineen saw you; I met him in Kildare Street this afternoon and he told me to tell you that the Keating Branch were saying that you're coming over here to write them up in the English papers.
You start your rumours very quickly in Dublin, I answered angrily, and a stupider one I never heard. I don't write for the papers; even if I did, the Keating Branch—I know nothing about it. Hyde, I wish you would use your influence to stop—
I was just telling him that he should reissue Parnell and His Island with a sub-title Ireland Without Her Language. Now, what do you think? We're all very anxious to hear what you think, Martyn.
It would have been much better if he had never written that book. I told him so at the time. I have always told you, George, that I understand Ireland. I mayn't understand England—
But what do you mean when you say that you understand Ireland?
Yeats joined our group, and when Edward said that I had decided to come to live in Dublin he tried a joke, but it got lost in the folds of his style, and he looked at Hyde and at Martyn disconsolate. MacNeill, the Vice-President of the Gaelic League, sidled through the crowd—an honest fellow with a great deal of brown beard. But I couldn't get him to express any opinion regarding my coming, or the view that the League would take of it.
But your subscription will be received gratefully, he said, moving away to avoid further interrogation.
Money, I answered, is always received with gratitude, but I've come to work for the League as well as to subscribe to it, and shall be glad to hear what kind of work you propose to put me to. Would you care to send me to America to collect funds? What do you think? A Gaelic League missionary?
MacNeill answered that if I went to America and collected money the League would be glad to receive it; but he didn't think that the League would send me over as its representative. They would be glad, however, to receive some journalistic help from me. One of the questions that was engaging the League's attention at the time was how to improve The Claidheamh Soluis and he suggested that I should call upon the editor at my convenience. The last words, at my convenience, seemed unnecessary, for had I not come to Dublin to serve the Gaelic League?
Next morning, in great impatience, I sought the offices of the Gaelic League, and after many inquiries of the passers-by, discovered the number hidden away in a passage, and then the offices themselves at the top of a dusty staircase. An inscription in a strange language was assuring, and a memory of the County of Mayo in my childhood told me that the syllables that bade me enter were Gaelic and not German. A couple of rough-looking men, peasants, no doubt, and native Irish speakers, sat on either side of a large table with account-books before them, and in answer to my question if I could see the editor, one of them told me that he was not in at present.
But you speak Irish? I said.
Both of them nodded, and, forgetful of the business upon which I had come, I began to question them as to their knowledge of the language, and I am sure that my eyes beamed when they told me that they both contributed to the Claidheamh.
Your Vice-President MacNeill sent me here. He would like me to write an article. I am George Moore.
I'll tell the editor when he comes in, and if you'll send in your article he'll consider it. The next few numbers are full up.
This man must be a member of the Keating Branch, said I to myself; and, though aware of my folly, I could not restrain my words, but fell to assuring him at once that I had not come to Ireland to write the Keating Branch up in the English papers. He was sure I hadn't, but my article would have to be submitted to the editor all the same.
I appreciate your independence, and I'll submit an article, but in England editors are not quite so Olympian to me.
The men returned to their account-books, and I left the office a little crestfallen, seeking somebody who would neither look upon my coming with suspicion, nor treat it as a joke; but finding no one until I met AE in College Green coming out of a vegetarian eating-house, lighting his pipe after his dish of lentils.
Ah, my dear Moore!
It is a great good fortune to have a friend whose eyes light up always when they see one, and whose mind stoops or lifts itself instinctively to one's trouble, divining it, whether it be spiritual or material. Before I had time to speak he had begun to feel that Cathleen ni Houlihan was not treating me very kindly, and he allowed me to entertain him with an account of my visit to the Gaelic League, and the rebuffs that I had received from the assistant-editors of the Claidheamh Soluis.
Neither of them knew my name, neither had seen my article in the Nineteenth Century, and last night Hyde said perhaps I would be more use to them over in England. Nobody wants me here, AE, and yet I'm coming. I know I am.
But there is other work to do here, he answered, beside the Gaelic League.
None that would interest me. All I know for certain is that I am coming despite jokes and suspicion. When I told Hyde that I had disposed of the lease of my flat he said: Now, is that so? You don't tell me you've left London for good? Yeats tries to treat my coming as an exquisite joke. Edward is afraid that I may trouble somebody's religious convictions. Nobody wants me, AE. Can you tell me why I am coming to Dublin? If you can you're a cleverer man than I am. You are that in any case. All I had hoped for was a welcome and some enthusiasm; no bonfires, torchlight processions, banners, bands, Cead mille failte's, nothing of that kind, only a welcome. It may be that I did expect some appreciation of the sacrifice I was making, for you see I'm throwing everything into the flames. Isn't it strange, AE? You understand, but the others don't, so I'll tell you something that I heard Whistler say years ago. It was in the Old Grosvenor Gallery. I have forgotten what we were talking about; one remembers the words but not what led up to them. Nothing, he said, I suppose, matters to you except your writing. And his words went to the very bottom of my soul, frightening me; and I have asked myself again and again if I were capable of sacrificing brother, sister, mother, fortune, friend, for a work of art. One is near madness when nothing really matters but one's work, and I tell you that Whistler's words frightened me just as Rochefoucauld's famous epigram has frightened thousands. You know it? Something about the misfortunes of our best friends never being wholly disagreeable to us. We don't take pleasure in hearing of the misfortunes of our friends, but there is a truth in Rochefoucauld's words all the same; and it wasn't until the Boer War drove me out of England that I began to think that Whistler's words mightn't be truer than Rochefoucauld's.
AE took out his watch and said he must be getting back to his office.
I'm crossing tonight, I cried after him, and in the steamer's saloon all I had not said to him rambled on and on in my head, and the summary of it all is that it might be better for me if Whistler's words were true, for in leaving England there could be no doubt that I was leaving a literary career behind me. England had been my inspiration. A Mummer's Wife and Esther Waters seemed conclusive proof that I could only write about England. Then, what is it, I cried, starting up from my berth, that is driving me out of England? for it is not natural to feel as determined as I feel, especially for me, who am not at all self-willed. I am being driven, and I am being pushed headlong into the unknown.
There was no motion on board, and believing that we must be by this time nearing the Welsh coast, I climbed the brassy stairs and stood watching the unwrinkled tide sweeping round the great rock. Along the foreland the shapes of the fields were visible in the moon-haze, and, while studying the beauty of the world by night, a lone star reminded me of Stella and I said:
A man is never wholly unhappy as long as he is sure of his mistress's love.
After all, she said, some hours later, a month isn't a long while.
It will pass too quickly, I answered, and to avoid reproaches, and in the hope of enticing her to Ireland, I told her of a garden in the midst of Dublin with apple-trees and fig-trees and an avenue of lilac-bushes as one comes down the steps from the wicket.
For the garden is lower than the street, and in the ditch (I know not how else to explain it) there are hawthorns and laburnums.
Four walks, she said, and a grass plot.
There's a walk down the middle.
Which can be sodded over. But why should I trouble to arrange your garden for you since I shall not see you any more?
But you will come to paint in Ireland?
Do you think that you'd like me to?
My dear Stella, the question is can I live in Ireland without you? and I besought her for the sake of her art. The Irish mountains are as beautiful as the Welsh. Dublin is backed by blue hills, and you won't be obliged to live in a detestable cottage as you were last year in Wales, but in a fine house. And I told her that in my search for one to live in I had come across a house in Clondalkin, or near it, that would suit her perfectly—a moated stead built in the time of Anne, and, seeing she was interested, I described how I had crossed the moat by a little bridge, and between the bridge and the front door there were about thirty yards of gravel. The left wall of the house rises sheer out of the moat; on the other side there is a pathway, and at the back a fairly large garden—close on a hundred yards, I should say—and you like gardening, Stella.
I'm afraid that so much stagnant water—
But, dear one, the water of the moat is not stagnant; it is fed at the upper end by a stream, and it trickles away by the bridge into a brook.
And the house itself? she asked.
It is two-storeyed and there are some fine rooms in it, one that I think you could paint in. My recollection is a little dim, but I remember a dining-room and a very handsome drawing-room, and I think my impression was that a thousand pounds spent upon it would give you such a house as you couldn't get anywhere else. Of that I am sure, and the country about it is all that your art requires. I remember a row of fine chestnuts, and beyond it a far-reaching stretch of tilth to the valley of the Liffey. Promise me that you'll come? She promised. And now, dear one, tell me of some one who will remove my furniture.
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2023.04.08 07:28 chronic-venting Myths That Place Children At Risk During Custody Litigation

Dallam. S. J., & Silberg, J. L. (Jan/Feb 2006). Myths that place children at risk during custody disputes. Sexual Assault Report, 9(3), 33-47. (PDF)
The Leadership Council is a nonprofit scientific organization concerned about the welfare of children. We have become increasingly concerned about the legal system's treatment of victims of family violence during divorce and child custody proceedings. The LC has reviewed documentation from a number of cases in which children were placed in the sole custody of a parent that the child alleges is physically or sexually abusing them. Many of these children were prohibited from any contact or provided only limited contact with the parent seeking to protect the child—despite the fact that this parent had never been found to have harmed the child. In most cases the child's allegations were quite credible.
Some groups have opposed exposure of this problem claiming that the information is politically motivated or constitutes "father-bashing." Our analysis indicates that the problem of abusers or batterers obtaining custody is widespread and well documented by research. Presenting this information is not an attempt to "bash" any particular group, but is offered simply to educate professionals about the extent of this serious problem affecting child safety.
Societal acceptance of these myths assists perpetrators of family violence by giving them custody of their victims and by encouraging public denial about the failure of the legal system to protect these children. The Leadership Council prepared this analysis because we believe that society as a whole benefits when the public has access to accurate information regarding child abuse and other forms of interpersonal violence.


Approximately one in two marriages in the United States end in divorce, affecting over a million children per year. About 10% of these divorces involve custody litigation. At the same time, child abuse is a widespread problem in our society and families with a history of violence often end in divorce. Concerns about safety of the children are behind some of the most bitterly contested child custody cases.
Unfortunately custody litigation can become a vehicle whereby batterers and child abusers attempt to extend or maintain their control and authority over their victims after the marriage dissolves. Although, research has not found a higher incidence of false allegations of child abuse and domestic violence in the context of custody/visitation disputes, officers of the court tend to be unreasonably suspicious of claims raised during time. As a result, abused parents and their children may find themselves re-victimized by the justice system after separation.
Determining which parent should have primary custody when parents cannot agree is not easy. Custody evaluators often have little training in recognizing and responding to child abuse and domestic violence. Accordingly, those familiar with current practices have found that too often custody decisions are based on myth, misinterpretation of facts, and evaluator bias. The following are an overview of some of the erroneous beliefs that contribute to the problem of children not being protected from abuse in family court.

Myth 1: Allegations of sexual abuse are common during custody disputes and the vast majority of allegations are false, unfounded or unsubstantiated.

Many people believe abuse allegations are rampant in custody and divorce litigation where they are used primary by mothers to gain a tactical advantage. When antagonistic parents are locked in legal disputes it is reasonable to be concerned about their motives when abuse allegations are raised. However, research has consistently shown that sexual abuse allegations are not common during custody litigation and when thoroughly investigated are no more likely to be false than allegations raised when at other points in time.
This matter was investigated by the Denver-based Research Unit of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts which performed a 2-year study which explored the incidence and validity of sexual abuse allegations in custody cases. Contrary to the popular myth that sexual allegations in custody cases are relatively common, the study found that, in the 12 states participating in the study, only 6% of custody cases involved allegations of sexual abuse. The belief that these allegations are typically false was also challenged by the study findings. Half of the allegations were believed by the investigators to be true, and in another 17% determination of the validity could not be made with any degree of certainty. The remaining third of the cases were not believed to involve abuse. However, in most of the cases where abuse was not substantiated, the allegations were believed to have been made in good faith and based on genuine suspicions.
Similar results have been found by other researchers. An Australian study (Brown et al., 1997) found the overall rate of false allegations during divorce to be about 9%, similar to the rate of false allegations at any other time. Schuman (2000) reviewed research that found a range of 1-5% for rates of deliberately false allegations, and 14-21% for mistaken allegations.
It is also important to note that when false allegations are raised, it is not always mothers accusing fathers. Nicholas Bala and John Schuman, two Queen's University law professors, reviewed Canadian judges' written decisions where allegations of either physical or sexual abuse were raised in the context of parental separation. They examined 196 family law cases that were adjudicated between 1990 and 1998. The results revealed that the judges felt that only a third of unproven cases of child abuse stemming from custody battles involved someone deliberately lying in court. In these cases, the judges found that fathers were more likely to fabricate the accusations than mothers. Of female-initiated allegations, just 1.3% were deemed intentionally false by civil courts, compared with 21% when the man in the failed relationship brought similar allegations.
In conclusion, the available evidence refutes the notion that sexual abuse allegations in the context of custody and visitation cases are epidemic, and counters the notion that these cases are commonly reported by a parent who is vindictive or seriously impaired. There is no evidence from the present research to suggest that a significant number of parents are lodging fabricated reports to win custody battles.
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Myth 2: A history of battering has nothing to do with child abuse.

Parents who have been abused by a spouse often fear for the safety of their children—especially after separation when they are not present to mediate for the child. Some have suggested that this fear is baseless by claiming there is no significant correlation between wife battering and various forms of child abuse. Abundant research, however, fails to support this position finding that the power dynamics that lead to domestic violence may also result in abuse of a child. As a report by the American Psychological Association pointed out, fathers who batter their children's mothers can be expected to use abusive power and control techniques to control the children too (APA, 1996).
To date, over 30 studies that have examined the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child abuse found a large overlap. Overall, both forms of violence were found in 40% of families studied with the range in the majority of studies varying from 30% to 60% of families (Appel & Holden, 1998, Edleson, 1999).
Perhaps the most convincing evidence comes from a nationally representative survey of 3,363 American parents. Marital violence was found to be a statistically significant predictor of physical child abuse; the greater the amount of violence against a spouse, the greater the probability of physical child abuse by the physically aggressive spouse. This relationship is stronger for husbands than for wives. The probability of child abuse by a violent husband increases from 5% with one act of marital violence to nearly 100% with 50 or more acts of marital violence. The predicted probability of child abuse by a violent wife increases from 5% with one act of marital violence to 30% with 50 or more acts of marital violence.
Although less research has been done on overlap between domestic violence and child sexual abuse, the available evidence indicates reason to be concerned. Pavesa (1988) performed a careful case-controlled study of 34 families in which father-daughter incest occurred and compared these families with 68 control families. Daughters of batterers were 6.5 times more likely than other girls to be victims of father-daughter incest.
Evidence of an overlap between domestic violence and child sexual abuse has also been uncovered in surveys of children. For instance, Roy (1988) interviewed 146 children aged 11 to 17 who had been exposed to domestic violence. Almost of third of the girls (31%) either reported that they had been sexually abused by their fathers and/or had documentation of sexual abuse in their case files. A survey of 313 college women, showed a similar trend. Nine percent of the women reported having witnessed some type of physical conflict between their parents. Witnessing marital violence was associated with having experienced childhood physical and/or sexual abuse (Feerick & Haugaard, 1999).
Still, a child doesn't have to be physically or sexually abused to be harmed by domestic violence. Research on children’s exposure to domestic violence has consistently identified a range of negative outcomes for these children (Kernic et al., 2003; Wolfe et al., 2003). In fact, children exposed to domestic violence may show comparable levels of emotional and behavioral problems to children who were the direct victims of physical or sexual abuse (Jaffe, Wolfe, & Wilson, 1990)
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Myth 3: Custody transfers to abusive parents are rare.

Some have suggested that custody transfers to abusive parents are rare events. Most of us would like to believe this. Unfortunately, empirical research examining this issue has repeatedly shown that men who ask for custody of their children often get it, whether or not they have a history of violence.
Although women are more likely to get custody of their children, this is often because they are more likely to ask for it. When men ask for custody, they often get it. According to a report by the American Psychological Association, an abusive man is more likely than a nonviolent father to seek sole physical custody of his children and may be just as likely (or even more likely) to be awarded custody as the mother (APA, 1996). A report by the American Judges Foundation, reported that 70% of the time an abuser who requests custody is able to convince the court to give it to him.
The majority of parents in "high-conflict divorces" involving child custody disputes report a history of domestic violence and/or child abuse. For example, a review of one sample of parents referred for child custody evaluations by the court found that domestic violence was raised in 75% of the cases (Jaffe & Austin, 1995 as cited by Jaffe, Crooks, & Poisson, 2003). Another study found that between 70% and 75% of parents who were referred by the family court for counseling because of failed mediation or continuing disputes over the care of their children described marital histories that included physical aggression (Johnston & Campbell, 1988).
However, raising allegations of abuse often hurts the abused or protective parent more than the alleged abuser. An ongoing study funded by the National Institute of Justice study shows that women who inform custody mediators that they are victims of domestic violence often receive less favorable custody awards (Saccuzzo & Johnson, 2004). The investigators found that only 35% of mothers who alleged domestic abuse got primary custody, compared to 42% of mothers who did not. Father who were accused of domestic violence were given primary custody in 10% of cases, father not accused of domestic violence got primary custody 9% of the time. Thus, disclosing domestic violence hurt the women who disclosed being victimized; while alleged perpetrators suffered no ill effects—that is unless the mediator noted evidence of violence when the mother did not allege domestic violence. When this occurred, mediators recommended protected child exchanges twice as often. Thus women who were forthright with their domestic violence allegations secured less protection for themselves and their children.
A recent study by the Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center in Seattle confirms these results (Kernic et al., 2005). The researchers analyzed documentation on more than 800 local couples with young children who filed for divorce in 1998 and 1999, including 324 cases with a history of domestic violence. They found that evidence of domestic violence did not appear to change how courts decided custody. In other words, fathers who were violent were just as likely to receive custody when they asked for it as fathers who were not violent. Only 17% of fathers with a known history of domestic violence were denied child visitation and they were no more likely than other fathers to be required by the court to have a third party supervise child visitations.
Concerns about how family courts are handling cases involving abuse were also raised by the findings of Neustein and Goetting (1999). They examined judicial responses to protective parents' complaints of child sexual abuse in 300 custody cases with extensive family court records. The investigators found that in only 10% of cases where allegations of child abuse were raised was primary custody given to the protective parent with supervised contact with alleged abuser. Conversely, 20% of these cases resulted in a predominantly negative outcome where the child was placed in the primary legal and physical custody of the allegedly sexually abusive parent (see, p. 108). In the rest of the cases, the judges awarded joint custody with no provisions for supervised visitation with the alleged abuser.
To better understand the problems that protective parents face in the legal system, researchers at California State University, San Bernardino, are performing an on-going national survey (Stahly et al., 2004). To date, over 100 self-identified protective parents have completed the 101-item questionnaire. The results are quite shocking. Prior to divorce, 94% of the protective mothers surveyed say that they were the primary caretaker of their child and 87% had custody at the time of separation. However, as a result of reporting child abuse, only 27% were left with custody after court proceedings. Most protective parents lost custody in emergency ex parte proceedings (where they were neither notified nor present) and where no court reporter was present.
The vast majority of these mothers (97%) reported that court personnel ignored or minimized reports of abuse. They reported feeling that they were punished for trying to protect their children and 65% said they were threatened with sanctions if the "talked publicly" about the case. In all, 45% of the mothers say they were labeled as having Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS).
The protective parents reported that the average cost of the court proceedings was over $80,000. Over a quarter of the protective parents say they were forced to file bankruptcy as a result of filing for custody of their children. Eighty-five percent of the protective parents surveyed believe that their children are still being abused; however, 63% say they stopped reporting the abuse for fear that contact with their children will be terminated. Eleven percent of the children were reported to have attempted suicide.
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Myth 4: Fit mothers do not lose custody.

Many people assume that the only way a mother would lose custody to an alleged batterer or child abuser was if she were proven to be an unfit parent. Most people have difficulty believing that that a court would take a child away from a mother who has heretofore been the child's primary caretaker if her only crime is expressing concern about her own or her child's safety. Unfortunately, this is happening; the only real question is why.
There is no single answer to this question. Instead, it appears that a number of factors are involved. First, there is a widespread belief in our society that a person who both appears and acts normal could not possibly be a violent batterer or child abuser. Offenders are well aware of our propensity for making assumptions about private behavior from one's public presentation and they tend to use this knowledge of our collective blindness to their advantage by appearing to be the perfect parent during court appearances (Salter, 2003). Mothers concerned about the safety of their children, on the other hand, often appear overly concerned and as if they are exaggerating the problem.
As a report by the American Psychological Association pointed out:
If the court ignores the history of violence as the context for the mother's behavior in a custody evaluation, she may appear hostile, uncooperative, or mentally unstable. For example, she may refuse to disclose her address, or may resist unsupervised visitation, especially if she thinks her child is in danger. Psychological evaluators who minimize the importance of violence against the mother, or pathologize her responses to it, may accuse her of alienating the children from the father and may recommend giving the father custody in spite of his history of violence. (APA, 1996)
A second reason that fit mothers lose custody to alleged abusers is that many officers of the court believe that the only reason women raise abuse allegations during custody disputes is to gain a tactical advantage. Research, however, fails to find such an advantage. In fact, women who raise abuse allegations appear to receive less favorable rulings than those who do not (see e.g., Saccuzzo & Johnson, 2004). This may be because women who allege abuse may be seen as fabricating or exaggerating incidents of violence as a way of manipulating the courts (Doyne et al., 1999). For this reason, some lawyers advise women not to tell courts or mediators about child abuse or domestic abuse because, by doing so, they risk losing custody to the alleged abuser ("Custody Litigation," 1988; Saccuzzo & Johnson, 2004).
A third factor contributing to the problem is statutory. M ost state legislatures have enacted legislation requiring family courts to favor joint custody arrangements, and when this isn't possible, to favor the parent who appears most "friendly" to a joint custody arrangement. At least 31 states have statutes requiring courts to consider how "cooperative" the parent is when determining custody arrangements (Gonzalez & Reichmann, 2005).
The intent of "friendly parent" preferences is to guarantee that children go to the parent most likely to facilitate the child's relationship with the other parent. Although this goal is laudable; in practice, the result has been to penalize parents who raise concerns about child abuse or domestic violence (Dore, 2004). Friendly parent preferences tend to favor abusers who rarely object to the nonabusive parent having access to the child. Protective parents, on the other hand, frequently seek to curtail a violent parent's access to the child. Moreover, the very act of raising concerns of abuse, suggests to the court that the protective parent is inherently "unfriendly" and should therefore be denied custody (Dore, 2004). Some professionals have found that the friendly parent concept is most often employed against the custodial or primary parent, typically the mother (Zorza, 1992).
Some states have tried to rectify injustices resulting from friendly parent preferences by enacting presumptions against custody to a perpetrator of domestic violence. Unfortunately, these presumptions are not always followed, especially when "friendly parent" preferences continue to remain on the books. For instance, Morrill et al. (2005) evaluated the effectiveness of statutes mandating a presumption against custody to a perpetrator of domestic violence in 6 different states. The investigators examined 393 custody and/or visitation orders where the father perpetrated domestic violence against the mother and surveyed 60 judges who entered those orders. They found that children failed to be protected in states with a statutory presumption against custody to an abuser when the state also had a "friendly parent" provision in their statutes with a presumption for joint custody.
A fourth reason that fit mothers may lose custody to an alleged abuser is due to lax standards that allow junk science to influence custody decisions in family courts. Over the years a number of "syndromes" have been developed that pathologize the responses of parents who seek to protect their child from an abusive spouse. The most popular of these syndromes, "Parental Alienation Syndrome." is discussed in the next section.
For more information see:

Myth 5: Parental alienation syndrome is a common, well-documented phenomenon.

Those who buy into the myth that mothers frequently raise false allegations of abuse may attempt to explain this phenomenon by relying on a legal theory called Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS). Some suggest that the theory is based on science, and that PAS is a well-documented phenomenon.
Although estrangement from one or both parents can occur in children during an acrimonious divorce, Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) lacks a scientific foundation and has never been shown to be a valid explanation of this process. In fact, Dr. Richard Gardner, the theory's creator, developed his theory while working as a paid consultant to men charged with sexually abusing their children. Thus, the syndrome was created as a defense theory to counter a child's allegation of sexual abuse (Dallam, 1999).
Gardner defines PAS as follows:
The parental alienation syndrome (PAS) is a disorder that arises primarily in the context of child custody disputes. Its primary manifestation is the child's campaign of denigration against a parent, a campaign that has no justification. It results from the combination of a programming (brainwashing) parent's indoctrinations and the child's own contributions to the vilification of the target parent...
Gardner defines PAS as a psychiatric disorder that arises in the course of child-custody disputes adjudicated in the context of adversarial proceedings. Gardner's theory portrays the child's preferred or protective parent (usually the mother under PAS) as an evil "alienator" who is virtually solely responsible for turning a vulnerable child against their estranged parent (usually the father under PAS). The child is thus viewed as mentally ill and the "alienating' protective parent (for example, a mother that raises concerns about abuse) is viewed as the sole cause of the disorder. When this parent is judged to be in the "severe" category, Dr. Gardner recommended sole custody to the other parent—the parent that the child claims is abusing them. Thus, the main cure for this alleged mental illness is for the child to be placed in greater contact with an alleged abuser while their contact with the protective parent is curtailed or halted altogether.
It should be pointed out that Gardner never submitted his theory to testing and it has never been shown to be a valid syndrome. Despite these shortcomings, PAS has gained traction in the courts as it fits well with court's friendly parent preference. Moreover, some courts have accepted PAS because it apparently appears to explain a well-recognized phenomenon within custody battles—the often acrimonious fight between parents for their child's affection.
Unfortunately, Parental Alienation Syndrome, like the friendly parent concept it is based upon, presents the court with a paradox that seems to undermine rational decision-making when considering the best interests of children. With PAS theory, the concerned custodial parent's steps to obtain professional assistance in diagnosing, treating, and protecting the child, constitute evidence of "alienation." Attorney Richard Ducote (2002) noted:
"One irony of... 'PAS' is that the increased existence of valid evidence of true sexual abuse leads Gardner and his devotees to more fervently diagnose 'PAS.' Thus, 'PAS' is the criminal defense attorney's dream, since the greater the proof of the crime, the greater the proof of the defense."
In professional journals, PAS has been cited an example of bad science that has been presented to the courts as credible forensic evidence. For instance, in an article published in Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Rotgers and Barrett (1996) cite PAS theory as a prime example of a nonscientific theory that engages in "reverse logic." Moreover, PAS has been widely discredited in academic circles for being biased against women and children, and flawed in its failure to take into account alternative explanations for the behavior of the parties involved.
Further, critics have noted that Gardner 's methods for determining the veracity of an abuse allegation are seriously biased in favor of the alleged child molester. Lisa Amaya-Jackson, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Director of Child and Adolescent Trauma Treatment Services at Duke University, and Mark D. Everson, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Director of the Program on Childhood Trauma & Maltreatment at University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, reviewed Gardner's book Protocols for the Sex-Abuse Evaluation and found Gardner's system for detecting sexual abuse in children to be "seriously flawed." They stated: "Bias can be noted in the author's attempts to discredit a child's allegations by resorting to narrow, often oversimplified notions of how sexually abused children are supposed to behave." They further note that while he discusses the importance of evaluators being neutral and objective, Gardner conveys "a strong bias that the overwhelming majority of allegations, especially in custody-related cases, are false and that the assessment procedures the author advocates are slanted to arrive at such a conclusion." Amaya-Jackson and Everson (1996) conclude: "This book can perhaps best be described as a recipe for finding allegations of sexual abuse false, under the guise of clinical and scientific objectivity. One suspects that it will be a bestseller among defense attorneys."
A recent study (cited by Johnston & Kelly, 2004) assessed the multiple factors that could contribute to the child's rejection of a parent. They concluded that just as important as alienating behaviors on the part of a parent were the child's actual experiences of child abuse or lack of parental warmth in their interaction with the rejected parent.
This is not to imply that abuse allegations are always accurate, or that parents do not attempt to manipulate their children during adversarial custody litigation. However, family courts need to be educated with a more scientific, sophisticated approach to the complexities of determining custody. The latest research on children embroiled in custody conflicts supports looking at the multiple, interacting, and often complex factors that affect a child's feelings about his or her parents. Conversely, simplistic theories such as PAS theory are not sufficiently scientific to be able to make cause and effect determinations and can place children in danger of being revictimized in family court.
For more information see:

Myth 6: Children are more likely to be abused in the care of a woman than a man.

A recent population-based case-control study reviewed 8 years of child-fatality-review data in Missouri. The investigators found that females were perpetrators for just 26% of all inflicted fatal injuries on young children (Schnitzer & Ewigman, 2005). The vast majority of perpetrators were male (71.2%). In most instances, the perpetrator was the child's father (34.9%) or a boyfriend of the mother 24.2%. The child's mother was the perpetrator in only 19.7% of fatalities (see Table 1).
TABLE 1. Inflicted Fatal Injuries on Young Children: Gender of Perpetrator and Relationship to Deceased Child*
Gender and Relationship
Males: 71.2%
----Biological father: 34.9% ----Boyfriend of mother: 24.2% ----Other male relative: 4.5% ----Male nonrelative: 3.0% ----Stepfather: 2.3% ----Male babysitter: 1.5% ----Foster father: 0.8%
Females: 25.8%
----Biological mother: 19.7 ----Female babysitter: 3.0 ----Other female relative: 1.5 ----Girlfriend of father: 0.8 ----Female, nonrelative: 0.8
Gender unknown: 3%
----Babysitter or other nonrelative: 3%
Total: 100
*Adapted from Schnitzer & Ewigman, 2005, Table 3
Other recent studies reveal similar findings. For instance, Starling et al. (1995) identified perpetrators of both fatal and nonfatal abusive head trauma over a 12-year period (1982-1994) at the Children's Hospital of Denver. Male perpetrators outnumbered females over 2:1. In all, 68.5% of perpetrators were male, with fathers, step-fathers, and mothers' boyfriends committing over 60% of the crimes (fathers accounted for 37% of the abusers, followed by boyfriends at 20.5%). Males were also tended to inflict more severe injuries. Men were perpetrators in 74.2% of the cases of fatal abusive head trauma. The largest group of female perpetrators were female babysitters would were responsive for 17.3% of cases. Mothers were responsible for only 12.6% of abusive head trauma cases.
Courts should to be mindful of the ways that statistical data can be misused when assessing the safety of living situations for children. In addition, it should be remembered that group data cannot tell us what living situation is best for a child in a specific case. Currently, the best indicator that we have of a propensity toward future violence is past behavior (Crowley, 2005). Thus custody determinations require careful examination of the evidence rather than rhetoric. Courts should pay special attention to the child's own report of abuse or neglect, observations of a parent's interactions with his or her child, and past evidence that a parent has been violent towards others in the household.
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2023.04.05 05:29 User_3971 MHA/PSE/CCA/RCA: Skip the line! Career jobs posted within. 4-4 rollup.

Good afternoon. Brief listing of CAREER JOBS pulled from usps.com/careers/ for your convenience. Rurals that are pissed enough to quit but don't know what the fuck else to do - apply to Maintenance. We need good mechanics and there's much fewer scans.

Some jobs may be part-time regular however all listed jobs should qualify for federal benefits from day one. To save text I have only listed the location and date of posting for each. Use the posting number for your search term. LC and MM are entry-level Maintenance. Here is a testimonial from a recent convert, prima1981.

NOTE: USPS NEVER charges a fee for entrance exams. If payment is requested during the application process, walk the fuck away, go to usps.com/careers/ and APPLY THERE. We even has a video walkthrough prepared.

Laborer Custodial:
KIRKLAND WA NC11309035 04/01/2023
ABBEVILLE LA NC11309033 04/01/2023
MARYSVILLE WA NC11307813 03/31/2023
RUIDOSO NM NC11307130 03/30/2023
TALLADEGA AL NC11307148 03/30/2023
ALLEN PARK MI NC11310912 04/03/2023
MEMPHIS TN NC11309528 04/01/2023
STRATFORD NJ NC11309304 04/01/2023
PALM DESERT CA NC11309213 04/01/2023
CATHEDRAL CITY CA NC11309194 04/01/2023
NAPERVILLE IL NC11309065 04/01/2023
LAKE FOREST IL NC11308857 03/31/2023
BAKERSFIELD CA NC11307508 03/31/2023
OROFINO ID NC11307474 03/31/2023
BAKERSFIELD CA NC11307447 03/31/2023
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION VT NC11307443 03/31/2023
GOLETA CA NC11307213 03/31/2023
TROY AL NC11307225 03/30/2023
ANDALUSIA AL NC11307144 03/30/2023
MOUNT IDA AR NC11306074 03/30/2023
LAWRENCEBURG IN NC11275602 03/30/2023
MUSCATINE IA NC11305576 03/29/2023

Maintenance Mechanic:
PHILADELPHIA PA NC11302228 03/25/2023
MEMPHIS TN NC11297952 03/23/2023
MELVILLE NY NC11288834 04/04/2023
KEARNY NJ NC11296173 04/01/2023
HARTFORD CT NC11300915 03/25/2023
EAGAN MN NC11305594 03/29/2023
CAPITOL HEIGHTS MD NC11310211 04/02/2023
BELLMAWR NJ NC11312014 04/04/2023
BATON ROUGE LA NC11307246 03/30/2023
HISTORIC NEW CASTLE DE NC11307205 03/30/2023
SCARBOROUGH ME NC11307349 03/31/2023
SAINT LOUIS MO NC11307220 03/30/2023
HAZELWOOD MO NC11307215 03/30/2023
HARRISBURG PA NC11305469 03/29/2023
COLUMBUS OH NC11306943 03/30/2023
PHILADELPHIA PA NC11302333 03/25/2023
BELL GARDENS CA NC11287194 03/31/2023
PHILADELPHIA PA NC11302325 03/25/2023
JERSEY CITY NJ NC11307296 04/04/2023
JERSEY CITY NJ NC11305825 04/04/2023
GOLETA CA NC11309172 04/01/2023

Special! Interesting Maintenance Jobs: (may be skills required)

Maintenance Mechanic MPE:
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION VT NC11307469 03/31/2023
CAPITOL HEIGHTS MD NC11297600 03/23/2023
PHILADELPHIA PA NC11302284 03/25/2023
SANTA ANA CA NC11308902 03/31/2023
GREENSBORO NC NC11309499 04/01/2023
RALEIGH NC NC11311990 04/03/2023
KEARNY NJ NC11296170 04/01/2023
KANSAS CITY KS NC11307234 03/30/2023
COLUMBUS OH NC11307428 03/30/2023

Building Equipment Mechanic:
PHILADELPHIA PA NC11302230 03/25/2023
PROVIDENCE RI NC11307278 03/31/2023
PALATINE IL NC11308873 03/31/2023

General Clerk VMF:
PHOENIX AZ NC11310201 04/01/2023
PHOENIX AZ NC11307801 03/31/2023

Garage Assistant:
AURORA IL NC11302233 03/25/2023

Electronic Technician:
KANSAS CITY MO NC11307240 03/30/2023
MEMPHIS TN NC11297768 03/23/2023
PHILADELPHIA PA NC11302246 03/25/2023
TRENTON NJ NC11311993 04/03/2023
HISTORIC NEW CASTLE DE NC11307143 03/30/2023
KEARNY NJ NC11296168 04/01/2023
RALEIGH NC NC11312013 04/03/2023
SAINT LOUIS MO NC11307217 03/30/2023
CAPITOL HEIGHTS MD NC11305516 03/29/2023
HARRISBURG PA NC11309247 04/01/2023
PEORIA IL NC11309362 04/01/2023
PHILADELPHIA PA NC11302236 03/25/2023
WASHINGTON DC NC11297954 03/23/2023

NON-Maintenance jerbs:

UNALAKLEET AK NC11310314 04/01/2023
ISLAND LAKE IL NC11302405 04/01/2023
WYMORE NE NC11299107 03/23/2023
HAMILTON MI NC11305790 03/30/2023
GLENNALLEN AK NC11307208 03/30/2023
TOK AK NC11306948 03/30/2023
SANDY OR NC11309002 03/31/2023
GENOA CITY WI NC11305836 03/30/2023
WATERLOO NE NC11298987 03/23/2023
NACHES WA NC11309326 04/01/2023
HILLS IA NC11299034 03/23/2023
EDGERTON WI NC11309334 04/01/2023
CABAZON CA NC11308930 03/31/2023
IDAHO SPRINGS CO NC11307437 03/31/2023
VINEYARD HAVEN MA NC11305723 03/30/2023
FYFFE AL NC11311987 04/03/2023
SUN VALLEY ID NC11308958 03/31/2023
FAIRMOUNT IN NC11307241 03/30/2023
NOME AK NC11307139 03/30/2023
LE SUEUR MN NC11305934 03/30/2023
KOTZEBUE AK NC11307147 03/30/2023
BELFAIR WA NC11310612 04/02/2023
LAKE ARROWHEAD CA NC11308901 03/31/2023

City Carrier:
BOZEMAN MT NC11305471 03/29/2023
BERKELEY CA NC11304489 03/29/2023
ALBANY NY NC11305505 04/01/2023
BISMARCK ND NC11309160 04/03/2023
CAMP HILL PA NC11307132 03/30/2023
CAMPBELL CA NC11305936 03/31/2023
CEDAR RAPIDS IA NC11305586 03/29/2023
CHELSEA MA NC11307279 04/03/2023
CORALVILLE IA NC11308870 04/01/2023
DOVER NH NC11309442 04/01/2023
DULUTH MN NC11309155 04/01/2023
GRAND FORKS ND NC11305828 03/30/2023
GRAND ISLAND NE NC11305590 04/03/2023
HOPKINS MN NC11305827 03/30/2023
KANSAS CITY MO NC11307448 04/03/2023
MANCHESTER NH NC11309475 04/01/2023
MOUNTAIN VIEW CA NC11306167 03/31/2023
REDWOOD CITY CA NC11300661 03/30/2023
ROCKLAND ME NC11310303 04/02/2023
SAINT HELENA CA NC11308991 04/01/2023
SEATTLE WA NC11308851 04/03/2023
STOUGHTON WI NC11308975 04/01/2023
TARRYTOWN NY NC11305719 03/30/2023
BUFFALO GROVE IL NC11310606 04/02/2023
CRANDON WI NC11308915 04/01/2023
NORTHGLENN CO NC11307907 04/03/2023
SUPERIOR CO NC11304420 04/01/2023
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND WA NC11308841 04/03/2023
CHANHASSEN MN NC11306944 03/30/2023
CONCORD NH NC11309439 04/01/2023
COTTAGE GROVE MN NC11305467 03/29/2023
DENVER CO NC11307804 04/03/2023
DENVER CO NC11307805 04/03/2023
DENVER CO NC11307809 04/03/2023
DOWNINGTOWN PA NC11305474 03/30/2023
EVERETT WA NC11309449 04/01/2023
FREMONT CA NC11304193 03/30/2023
GLENSHAW PA NC11306942 03/30/2023
HAYWARD CA NC11304121 03/27/2023
ITHACA NY NC11305464 03/29/2023
LAKEWOOD CO NC11307819 04/03/2023
LOS GATOS CA NC11305968 03/31/2023
MOORHEAD MN NC11304191 04/01/2023
MORGAN HILL CA NC11306069 03/31/2023
SAN LEANDRO CA NC11304124 03/30/2023
SANTA CRUZ CA NC11306065 03/31/2023
SCHENECTADY NY NC11305452 04/01/2023
SOMERVILLE NJ NC11310317 04/02/2023
AURORA CO NC11307802 04/03/2023
CAMBRIDGE MA NC11312062 04/04/2023
CHAMPLIN MN NC11305964 03/30/2023
CUPERTINO CA NC11306052 03/31/2023
IOWA CITY IA NC11308849 04/01/2023
JAMAICA PLAIN MA NC11307287 04/03/2023
LIVERMORE CA NC11304123 03/30/2023
MALDEN MA NC11307292 04/03/2023
MENLO PARK CA NC11300668 03/30/2023
MILPITAS CA NC11306156 03/31/2023
OAKLAND CA NC11307724 04/03/2023
PLAINSBORO NJ NC11310320 04/02/2023
PLEASANTON CA NC11304122 03/30/2023
SAN FRANCISCO CA NC11307644 04/03/2023
SAN JOSE CA NC11307650 04/03/2023
SANTA BARBARA CA NC11291636 04/02/2023
SANTA CLARA CA NC11306159 03/31/2023
SOMERSWORTH NH NC11309484 04/01/2023
SOUTH SAINT PAUL MN NC11309182 04/01/2023
SOUTH SEATTLE WA NC11308840 04/03/2023
STONY POINT NY NC11305724 03/30/2023
WALNUT CREEK CA NC11304275 04/01/2023
WHEAT RIDGE CO NC11305473 03/29/2023
WHEAT RIDGE CO NC11305703 04/04/2023
WILLISTON ND NC11305826 03/30/2023
NORTH SEATTLE WA NC11307905 04/03/2023
LAFAYETTE CA NC11304190 03/29/2023
RICHMOND CA NC11304192 04/01/2023
VALLEJO CA NC11304195 03/29/2023

Rural Carrier:
SUMMERLAND KEY FL NC11305785 03/30/2023
BRIGHTON CO NC11304335 03/27/2023
WILMINGTON NC NC11301218 03/25/2023
HIGHGATE CENTER VT NC11309383 04/01/2023
CARBONDALE CO NC11307341 03/31/2023
MILTON VT NC11309384 04/01/2023
LEBANON NH NC11309483 04/01/2023
BASALT CO NC11307282 03/31/2023

Motor Vehicle Operator:
BOSTON MA P&DC NC11310406 04/01/2023
DELAWARE DE P&DC NC11314036 04/04/2023
KNOXVILLE TN P&DC NC11314030 04/04/2023
MONTGOMERY AL P&DC NC11309015 04/01/2023
NEW ORLEANS LA P&DC NC11314032 04/04/2023
SACRAMENTO CA P&DC NC11309016 04/01/2023
SAN JOSE CA P&DC NC11309023 04/01/2023
SEATTLE WA P&DC NC11309020 04/01/2023
SOUTHERN CT P&DC NC11310401 04/01/2023
SYRACUSE NY P&DC NC11310272 04/01/2023
COLUMBIA SC P&DC NC11310068 04/01/2023
MORGAN NY P&DC NC11310259 04/01/2023
PORTLAND OR P&DC NC11309551 04/01/2023

Tractor Trailer Operator:
BUSSE IL P&DC NC11312450 04/03/2023
DENVER CO P&DC NC11310697 04/01/2023
MEMPHIS TN P&DC NC11312163 04/03/2023
SEATTLE NDC NC11312300 04/03/2023
MIDDLESEX-ESSEX MA P&DC NC11310467 04/01/2023
SALT LAKE CITY UT P&DC NC11310323 04/01/2023
SAN FRANCISCO CA P&DC NC11310321 04/01/2023
DES MOINES NDC NC11310450 04/01/2023
DVD BLDG NJ P&DC NC11310472 04/01/2023
NEW JERSEY NDC NC11310602 04/01/2023
OAKLAND CA P&DC NC11310318 04/01/2023
PORTLAND OR P&DC NC11310319 04/01/2023
ROCHESTER NY P&DC NC11310468 04/01/2023
ST LOUIS MO P&DC NC11310456 04/01/2023
TACOMA WA P&DC NC11310322 04/01/2023
DES MOINES IA P&DC NC11310452 04/01/2023
FOX VALLEY IL P&DC NC11310466 04/01/2023
SAINT PAUL MN P&DC NC11310459 04/01/2023
CLEVELAND OH P&DC NC11312381 04/03/2023
HARTFORD CT P&DC NC11312098 04/03/2023
MILWAUKEE WI P&DC NC11312387 04/03/2023
OMAHA NE P&DC NC11312393 04/03/2023
PITTSBURGH PA P&DC NC11312375 04/03/2023
SEATTLE WA P&DC NC11312169 04/03/2023
CINCINNATI OH P&DC NC11310324 04/01/2023
WEST NASSAU NY P&DC NC11310604 04/01/2023
CHICAGO INTL SVC CTR NC11310900 04/01/2023

No experience necessary for the laborer custodial or maintenance mechanic positions. It helps on the interview but you can surely think of maintenance related experience to relay for an interview. Based on fixing things around your house, the car etc. Always mention working safely.
Pro tip: You can apply for any job that has an exam opening and the test is administered local to yourself. Make sure you're serious and score decently; you can turn down the job offer. Keep a physical copy of your exam score, I believe they are good for two years.
The reason is: These job postings can be posted externally at capacity for testing, meaning they will not allow you to take the exam if they have enough qualified applicants. However, if you have a test score on the books, you are a qualified applicant.

Explanation of MVO/TTO to save time:
MVO= CDL B Can only drive box trucks on public roads, can drive anything for moves on postal property.
TTO= CDL A Can drive anything.

USPS provides the training. (Maintenance jobs at least. TTO and management...GOOD LUCK)

You don't have to be crazy to work here. We'll train you. Everything but proper email usage.
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2023.04.04 01:53 laxing22 #19 higher or lower than you would have thought?

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2023.04.03 23:05 sharkowictz #3 on the income inequality ranking

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2023.04.02 03:13 SilverStreak760 Just a bit messed up.

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2023.03.18 22:15 Pale_Bookkeeper_9994 $14 for this 7/11 delivery. Yes, please.

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2023.03.18 12:40 kittehgoesmeow What A Day: What Could Go Macron by Julia Claire & Crooked Media (03/17/23)

"Was revealed that China is sending body armor and other weapons of war to China." - Kellyanne Conway, talking about the very serious issue of China making domestic shipments.

Regulation, All I Ever Wanted

All week we’ve been talking about catastrophic consequences to malfeasance in the American financial system. Now it seems that lawmakers are, once again, realizing they have to do something about it.
For their part, Republicans (and way too many centrist Democrats, it turns out) have taken a break from feigning moral outrage about the bank failures to…oppose legislation that would prevent it all from happening again!
As we continue to take stock of the damage, Democrats have an opportunity to actually distinguish themselves as the party that stands up to big banks and big business and on the side of working Americans who are time and again harmed by deregulation. Those who don’t should be shown to the door.

Under The Radar

Two major BNSF trains derailed Thursday, one in Arizona and the other in Washington state, with the latter resulting in 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel being spilled on Swinomish tribal land along the Puget Sound. Officials said there were no indications that the spill reached the water or affected wildlife, but…5,000 gallons were spilled on tribal lands so that’s not particularly comforting?? A spokesperson for BNSF said the cause of the derailments were “under investigation.” Might it have something to do with industry deregulation and greedy corporations skimping on safety measures? No, no, a grand conspiracy of * wokeness run amok * is probably the more logical explanation.

What Else?

A federal judge ruled Friday that Trump attorney Evan Corcoran must provide additional testimony before the grand jury investigating mishandling of classified presidential documents, invoking the crime-fraud exception to attorney-client privilege.
The International Criminal Court announced today that it has issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin for war crimes against children in Ukraine.
The Justice Department and the FBI are investigating TikTok, focusing on previously disclosed allegations that employees used company technology and data to spy on journalists.
A new study shows that negativity in headlines drives online news consumption, and each negative word in a headline increased clicks by 2.3 percent.
YouTube restored disgraced former president Donald Trump’s channel today, over two years after suspending it in the wake of the January 6 insurrection.
After taking a fine-toothed comb to…math textbooks to weed out “prohibited topics,” the state of Florida is reviewing its social studies curriculum, and is expected to make dramatic changes to what students learn about history.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) is asking the FDA to investigate the potential health risks of chemical hair straighteners after the National Institutes of Health published research showing that women who use the products are twice as likely to develop uterine cancer by the time they reach age 70.
According to a new report from House Dems, federal officials cannot locate two gifts received by disgraced former president Trump and his family from foreign nations. Trump and his family failed to report over $300,000 worth of gifts to the State Department, which is, you guessed it, a violation of federal law. It’s important to note that one of the missing gifts is a massive portrait of Trump himself from the president of El Salvador. Huge mystery as to who stole that one.
Character actor Lance Reddick, best known from The Wire, Fringe, and John Wick died suddenly today at age 60.
A U.S. appellate court has revived a lawsuit brought by Uber and Postmates challenging a California law that makes it more difficult for them to exploit their workers.

What In The World?

The cost-of-living crisis and its intersection with labor has reached a boiling point in Western Europe. In France, riot police clashed with protesters today as they demonstrated against the government’s plans to raise the retirement age. This is the most significant challenge to the centrist administration of President Emmanuel Macron since he came to power. Images confirm that police used tear gas on protesters in Paris’ Place de la Concorde, close to the National Assembly building, as the demonstrators chanted “Macron, resign!” Similar disorder unfolded on Thursday after Macron decided to push through a contested pension overhaul without a parliamentary vote. Gilles Savary, a French politician who supports Macron’s plans, told a French news outlet, “The only scenario where [Macron] will let go is if Paris is on fire.” Why you would say that to French people, who have a long, rich history of lighting shit on fire when they’re mad at the government, we’ll never know, but protestors called his bluff, and fires burned across Paris into the night.

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Light At The End Of The Email

Two bills that will expand the electorate in Washington, DC, became law this week, including automatic voter registration.
President Biden hosted Irish prime minister Leo Vardkar at the White House for St. Patrick’s Day. Biden will himself visit Ireland in the coming weeks to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
Gov. Tim Walz (D-MN) officially signed a bill that will provide all Minnesota students with free breakfast and lunch.


Victoria 🎀 🔆 on Twitter: ""ur honor my client Doesn't like jail." #rich people lawyers will say this and it works"
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2023.03.09 03:32 dafattestmat Oh god

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2023.03.08 12:54 AnderLouis_ Hail and Farewell (George Moore) - Day 5, Chapter 2.3

PODCAST: https://ayearofwarandpeace.podbean.com/e/ep1498-hail-and-farewell-george-moore-ave-chapter-23/
  1. 2 chapters in, zero retention. Yeats is in this book and someone called Edward, and they have both written plays, and Moore is somehow involved
Today's Reading, via Project Gutenberg:
Only once can I accuse myself of any sudden vanity called out of the depths by the sight of a newspaper placard—once certain words excited in me a shameful sense of triumph at, shall I say, having got the better of somebody?—only once, and it did not endure longer than while walking past St Clement Danes. And I am less ashamed to speak of the joy I experienced five years after the first publication of Esther Waters. The task has to be got through, I said, throwing myself into an armchair, having left my friends at rehearsal. The hospital scenes were not liked, but the story soon picked up again, and when the end came I sat wondering how it could have happened to me to write the book that among all books I should have cared most to write, and to have written it so much better than I ever dreamed it could be written.
The joy of art is a harmless joy, and no man should begrudge me the pleasure that I got from my first reading of Esther Waters. He would not, though he were the most selfish in the world, if he knew the unhappiness and anxieties that my writings always cause me. A harmless joy, the reading of Esther Waters, truly, and it is something to think of that the book itself, though pure of all intention to do good—that is to say, to alleviate material suffering—has perhaps done more good than any novel written in my generation. It is no part of my business nor my desire to speak of the Esther Waters Home—I am more concerned with the evil I know the book to have done than with the good. It did good to others—to me it did evil, and that evil I could see all around me when I raised my eyes from my proofs. At the end of a large, handsome, low-ceilinged flat on the first floor, very different from the garret in King's Bench Walk, hung a grey portrait by Manet; on another wall a mauve morning by Monet, willows emerging from a submerged meadow; on another an April girl sitting in an arbour, her golden hair glittering against green leaves, by Berthe Morisot. The flowered carpet and all the pretty furniture scattered over it represented evil, and the comfortable cook who came to ask me what I would like for dinner. We read in the newspapers of the evil a book may produce—the vain speculation of erotic men and women; but here is a case of a thoroughly healthy book having demoralised its author. How is such evil to be restrained? All virtuous men and women may well ask, and I hope that they may put their heads together and find out a way.
In Paris I had lived very much as I lived in Victoria Street, but it had never occurred to me that I showed any merit by accepting, without murmuring, the laborious life in the Temple that a sudden reverse of fortune had forced upon me;[1] it was no suffering for me to live in a garret, wearing old clothes, and spending from two shillings to half a crown on my dinner, because I felt, and instinctively, that that is the natural life of a man of letters; and I can remember my surprise when my brother told me one day that my agent had said he never knew anybody so economical as George. Some time after Tom Ruttledge himself came panting up my stairs, and during the course of conversation regarding certain large sums of money which I heard of for the first time, he said: Well, you have spent very little money during the last few years. And when I spoke of the folly of other landlords, he added: There are very few who would be content to live in a cock-loft like this. And looking round my room I realised that what he said was true; I was living in a cock-loft, bitterly cold in winter and stifling in summer; the sun beating on the windows fiercely in the afternoon, obliging me to write in my shirt-sleeves. And it so happened that a few days after Tom Ruttledge's visit a lady called by appointment—a lady whom I was so anxious to see that I did not wait to put on my coat before opening the door. My plight and the fatigue of three long flights of stairs caused her to speak her mind somewhat plainly.
A gentleman, she said, wouldn't ask a lady to come to such a place; and he wouldn't forget to put his coat on before opening the door to her. But you have received me dressed still more lightly.
With me it is all or nothing, she said laughing, her ill humour passing away suddenly. All the same, I realised that she was right; the Temple is too rough and too public a place for a lady, and it is an inconvenient place, too, for in the Temple it is only possible to ask a lady to dinner during forty days in the year. Only for forty days are there dinners in the hall; the sutler then will send over an excellent dinner of homely British fare to any one living in the Temple. She used to enjoy these dinners, but they did not happen often enough; and it was the necessity of providing myself with a suitable trysting place that drew me out of the poverty to which I owe so much of my literature, and despite many premonitions compelled me to sign the lease of a handsome flat. The flat sent me forth collecting pretty furniture which she never saw, for she never came to Victoria Street. I should have written better if I had remained in the Temple, within hearing and seeing of the poor folk that run in and out of Temple Lane like mice, picking up a living in the garrets, for, however poor one may be there is always somebody by one who is still poorer. Esther Waters was a bane—the book snatched me, not only out of that personal poverty which is necessary to the artist, but out of the way of all poverty.
My poor laundress[2] used to tell me every day of her troubles, and through her I became acquainted with many other poor people, and they awakened spontaneous sympathy in me, and by doing them kindnesses I was making honey for myself without knowing it. Esther Waters and Tom Ruttledge robbed me of all my literary capital; and I had so little, only a few years of poverty. I've forgotten how long I lived in the Strand lodging described in My Confessions—two years, I think; I was five or six in Dane's Inn, and seven in the Temple—about twelve lean years in all; and twelve lean years are not enough, nor was my poverty hard enough. The last I saw of literature was when my poor laundress came to see me in Victoria Street. Standing in the first position of dancing (she used to dance when she was young), she looked round the drawing-room. Five pounds was my farewell present to her! How mean we seem when we look back into our lives! When her son wrote to ask me to help her in her old age I forgot to do so, and this confession costs me as much as some of Rousseau's cost him.... In bidding her goodbye I bade goodbye to literature. No, she didn't inspire the subject of Esther Waters, but she was the atmosphere I required for the book, and to talk to her at breakfast before beginning to write was an excellent preparation. In Victoria Street there was nobody to help me; my cook was nearly useless (in the library), and the parlourmaid quite useless. She had no stories to tell of the poor who wouldn't be able to live at all if it weren't for the poor. She thought, instead, that I ought to go into society, and at the end of the week opened the door so gleefully to Edward that she seemed to say: At last somebody has called.
I turned round in my chair; Well, how are the rehearsals going on? I noticed that he was unusually red and flurried. He had come to tell me that Yeats had that morning turned up at rehearsal, and was now explaining his method of speaking verse to the actors, while the lady in the green cloak gave illustration of it on a psaltery. At such news as this a man cries Great God! and pales. For sure I paled, and besought Edward not to rack my nerves with a description of the instrument or of the lady's execution upon it. In a fine rage I started out of my seat in the bow-window, crying: Edward, run, and be in time to catch that cab going by. He did this, and on the way to the Strand indignation boiled too fiercely to hear anything until the words quarter-tones struck my ear.
Lord save us! Quarter-tones! Why, he can't tell a high note from a low one! And leaving to Edward the business of paying the cab, I hurried through the passage and into the theatre, seeking till I found Yeats behind some scenery in the act of explanation to the mummers, whilst the lady in the green cloak, seated on the ground, plucked the wires, muttering the line, Cover it up with a lonely tune. And all this going on while mummers were wanted on the stage, and while an experienced actress walked to and fro like a pantheress. It was to her I went cautiously as the male feline approaches the female (in a different intent, however) and persuaded her to come back to her part.
As soon as she had consented I returned to Yeats with much energetic talk on the end of my tongue, but finding him so gentle, there was no need for it; he betook himself to a seat, after promising in rehearsal language to let things rip, and we sat down together to listen to The Countess Cathleen, rehearsed by the lady, who had put her psaltery aside and was going about with a reticule on her arm, rummaging in it from time to time for certain memoranda, which when found seemed only to deepen her difficulty. Her stage-management is all right in her notes, Yeats informed me. But she can't transfer it from paper on to the stage, he added, without appearing in the least to wish that the stage-management of his play should be taken from her. Would you like to see her notes? At that moment the voice of the experienced actress asking the poor lady how she was to get up the stage drew attention from Yeats to the reticule, which was being searched for the notes. And the actress walked up the stage and stood there looking contemptuously at Miss Vernon, who laid herself down on the floor and began speaking through the chinks. Her dramatic intention was so obscure that perforce I had to ask her what it was, and learnt from her that she was evoking hell.
But the audience will think you are trying to catch cockroaches.
Yeats whirled forward in his cloak with the suggestion that she should stand on a chair and wave her hands.
That will never do, Yeats; and the lady interrupted, asking me how hell should be evoked, and later begged to be allowed to hand over the rehearsal of The Countess Cathleen to the experienced actress's husband, who said he would undertake to get the play on the stage if Mr Yeats would promise not to interfere with him.
Yeats promised, but as he had promised me before not to interfere, I felt myself obliged to beg him to take himself off for a fortnight.
The temptation to deliver orations on the speaking of verse is too great to be resisted, Yeats.
One can always manage to do business with a clever man, and with a melancholy caw Yeats went away in his long cloak leaving Mr—to settle how the verses should be spoken; and, feeling that my presence was no longer required, I returned to my novel, certain that Erin would not be robbed of the wassail-bowl we were preparing for her. But there is always a hand to snatch the bowl from Erin's lips, and at the end of the week Yeats came to tell me that Edward had gone to consult a theologian, and was no longer sure that he would be able to allow the performances of The Countess Cathleen.
You see, he's paying for it, and believes himself to be responsible for the heresy which the friar detects in it.
Every other scene described in this book has been traced faithfully from memory; even the dialogues may be considered as practically authentic, but all memory of Yeats bringing news to me of Edward's vacillations seemed to have floated from my mind until Yeats pitted his memory against mine. My belief was that it was in Ireland that Edward had consulted the theologian, but Yeats is certain that it was in London. He gave me a full account of it in Victoria Street, and was careful to put geasa upon me, as himself would word it, which in English means that he was careful to demand a promise from me not to reproach Edward with his backsliding until the company had left Euston. The only interest in the point is that I who remember everything should have forgotten it. There can be no doubt that Yeats's version is the true one; it appears that I was very angry with Edward, and did write him a letter which flurried him and brought him to Yeats with large sweat upon his forehead. Of this I am sure, that if I were angry with Edward, it was not because he feared to bring an heretical play to Dublin—a man has a right to his conscience—if I were angry, it was because he should have neglected to find out what he really thought of The Countess Cathleen before it went into rehearsal. It seemed that, after giving up many of my days to the casting of his play, and to the casting of The Countess Cathleen, it was not fair for him to cry off, and at the last moment. He had seen The Countess Cathleen rehearsed day after day, and to consult a friar about a play was not worthy of a man of letters. But he was not a man of letters, only an amateur, and he would remain one, notwithstanding The Heather Field—Symons had said it. What annoyed me perhaps even more than the sudden interjection of the friar into our business, were Edward's still further vacillations, for after consultation with the friar he was not yet certain as to what he was going to do. Such a state of mind, I must have declared to Yeats, is horrifying and incomprehensible to me. Edward's hesitation must have enraged me against him. It is difficult for me to understand how I could have forgotten the incident.... It seems to me that I do remember it now. But how faint my memory of it is compared with my memory of the departure of the mummers from Euston! Yeats and the lady in green had started some days before—Yeats to work up the Press, and the lady to discover the necessary properties that would be required in Dublin for both plays. Noggins were wanted for The Countess Cathleen, and noggins could not be procured in London. Yeats and the lady in green were our agents in advance, Edward with universal approbation casting himself for the part of baggage-man. He was splendid in it, with a lady's bag on his arm, running up and down the station at Euston, shepherding his flock, shouting that all the luggage was now in the van, and crying: The boy, who is to look after him? I will be back with the tickets in a moment. Away he fled and at the ticket-office he was impassive, monumental muttering fiercely to impatient bystanders that he must count his money, that he had no intention of leaving till he was sure he had been given the right change.
Now, are you not coming with us? he cried to me, and would have pulled me into the train if I had not disengaged myself, saying:
No, no; I will not travel without clothes. Loose me. The very words do I remember, and the telegram two days after: The sceptre of intelligence has passed from London to Dublin. Again and again I read Edward's telegram. If it be true, if art be winging her way westward? And a vision rose up before me of argosies floating up the Liffey, laden with merchandise from all the ports of Phoenicia, and poets singing in all the bowers of Merrion Square; and all in a new language that the poets had learned, the English language having been discovered by them, as it had been discovered by me, to be a declining language, a language that was losing its verbs.
The inflaming telegram arrived in the afternoon, and it was possible to start that evening; but it seemed to me that the returning native should see Ireland arising from the sea, and thinking how beautiful the crests would show against the sunset, I remembered a legend telling how the earliest inhabitants of Ireland had the power of making the island seem small as a pig's back to her enemies, and a country of endless delight to her friends.
And while I sat wondering whether Ireland would accept me as a friend or as an enemy, the train steamed through the Midlands; and my anger against Edward, who preferred his soul to his art, was forgotten; it evaporated gently like the sun haze at the edges of the wood yonder. A quiet, muffled day continued its dreams of spring and summer time; but my thoughts were too deeply set in memories of glens where fairy bells are heard, to heed the simple facts of Nature—the hedgerows breaking into flower, the corn now a foot high in the fields, birds rising out of it, birds flying from wood to wood in the dim sunny air, flying as if they, that had been flying all their lives, still found pleasure in taking the air. I was too deeply set in my adventure to notice the red towns that flashed past, nor did I sentimentalise over the lot of those who lived in those ugly parallel streets—human warrens I should call them. I could think of nothing else but the sweetness of Étaine's legs as she washed them in the woodlands; of Angus coming perhaps to meet her, his doves flying round him; of Grania and Diarmuid sleeping under cromlechs, or meeting the hermit in the forest who had just taken three fish out of the stream, of the horns of Finn heard in the distance, and the baying of his hounds.
The sudden sight of shaw, spinney, and sagging stead would at other times have carried my thoughts back into medieval England, perhaps into some play of Shakespeare's interwoven with kings and barons; now the legends of my own country—the renascent Ireland—absorbed me, and so completely, that I did not notice the passing of Stafford and Crewe. It was not until the train flashed through Chester that I awoke from my reveries sufficiently to admire the line of faint yellow hills, caught sight of suddenly, soon passing out of view. Before my wonderment ceased we were by a wide expanse of water, some vast river or estuary of the sea, with my line of yellow hills far away—cape, promontory, or embaying land, I knew not which, until a fellow-passenger told me that we were travelling along the Dee, and at low tide the boats, now proudly floating, would be lying on the empty sand. A beautiful view it was at high tide, the languid water lapping the rocks within a few feet of the railway; and a beautiful view it doubtless was at low tide—miles and miles of sand, a streak of water flashing half-way between me and the distant shore.
We went by a manufacturing town, and there must have been mines underneath the fields, for the ground sagged, and there were cinder-heaps among the rough grass. Conway Castle was passed; it reminded me of the castles of my own country, and Anglesey reminded me of the Druids. Yeats had told me that the Welsh Druids used to visit their brethren in Ireland to learn the deeper mysteries of their craft. Pictures rose up in my mind of these folk going forth in their galleys, whether plied with oar or borne by sail I knew not; and I would have crossed the sea in a ship rather than in a steamer. It was part of my design to sit under a sail and be the first to catch sight of the Irish hills. But the eye of the landsman wearies of the horizon, and it is possible that I went below and ordered the steward to call me in time; and it is also possible that I rolled myself up in a rug and sat on the deck, though this be not my ordinary way of travelling; but having no idea at the time of writing this book, no notes were taken, and after the lapse of years details cannot be discovered.
But I do remember myself on deck watching the hills now well above the horizon, asking myself again if Ireland were going to appear to me small as a pig's back or a land of extraordinary enchantment? It was the hills themselves that reminded me of the legend—on the left, rough and uncomely as a drove of pigs running down a lane, with one tall hill very like the peasant whom I used to see in childhood, an old man that wore a tall hat, knee-breeches, worsted stockings, and brogues. Like a pig's back Ireland has appeared to me, I said; but soon after on my right a lovely hill came into view, shapen like a piece of sculpture and I said: Perhaps I am going to see Ireland as an enchanted isle after all.
While I was debating which oracle I should accept, the steamer churned along the side of the quay, where I expected, if not a deputation, at least some friends to meet me; but no one was there, though a telegram had been sent to Yeats and Edward informing them of my journey. And as there was nobody on the platform at Westland Row to receive me, I concluded that they were waiting at the Shelbourne Hotel. But I entered that hotel as any stranger from America might, unknown, unwelcomed, and it was with a sinking heart that I asked vainly if Edward had left a note for me, an invitation to dine with him at his club. He had forgotten. He never thinks of the gracious thing to do, not because he is unkind, but because he is a little uncouth. He will be glad to see me, I said, when we meet. All the same, it seemed to me uncouth to leave me to eat a solitary table-d'hôte dinner when I had come over in his honour. And chewing the casual food that the German waiters handed me, I meditated the taunts that I would address to him about the friar whose advice he had sought in London, and whose advice he had not followed. He runs after his soul like a dog after his tail, and lets it go when he catches it, I muttered as I went down the street, to angry to admire Merrion Square, beautiful under the illumination of the sunset, making my way with quick, irritable steps towards the Antient Concert Rooms, whither the hall-porter had directed me, and finding them by a stone-cutter's yard. Angels and crosses! A truly suitable place for a play by Edward Martyn, I said. The long passage leading to the rooms seemed to be bringing me into a tomb. Nothing very renascent about this, I said, pushing my way through the spring doors into a lofty hall with a balcony and benches down the middle, and there were seats along the walls placed so that those who sat on them would have to turn their heads to see the stage, a stage that had been constructed hurriedly by advancing some rudely painted wings and improvising a drop-curtain.
There is something melancholy in the spectacle of human beings enjoying themselves, but the melancholy of this dim hall I had never seen before, except in some of Sickert's pictures: the loneliness of an audience, and its remoteness as it sits watching a small illuminated space where mummers are moving to and fro reciting their parts.
And it is here that Edward thinks that heresy will flourish and put mischief into men's hearts, I thought, and searched for him among the groups, finding him not; but Yeats was there, listening reverentially to the sound of his verses. He went away as soon as the curtain fell, returning just before the beginning of the next act, his cloak and his locks adding, I thought, to the melancholy of the entertainment. His intentness interested me so much that I did not venture to interrupt it. His play seemed to be going quite well, but in the middle of the last act some people came on the stage whom I did not recognise as part of the cast, and immediately the hall was filled with a strange wailing, intermingled with screams; and now, being really frightened, I scrambled over the benches, and laying my hand upon Yeats's shoulder begged him to tell me what was happening. He answered, The caoine—the caoine. A true caoine and its singers had been brought from Galway. From Galway! I exclaimed. You miserable man! and you promised me that the play should be performed as it was rehearsed. Instead of attending to your business you have been wandering about from cabin to cabin, seeking these women.
Immediately afterwards the gallery began to howl, and that night the Antient Concert Rooms reminded me of a cats' and a dogs' home suddenly merged into one. You see what you have brought upon yourself, miserable man! I cried in Yeats's ear. It is not, he said, the caoine they are howling at, but the play itself. But the play seemed to be going very well, I interjected, failing to understand him. I want to hear the Countess's last speech—I'll tell you after.
A man must love his play very much, I thought, to be able to listen to it in such distressing circumstances. He did not seem to hear the cat-calls, and when the last lines had been spoken he asked if I had seen The Cross or the Guillotine. Wasn't it put into your hand as you came into the theatre? And while walking to the hotel with me he told me that the author of this pamphlet was an old enemy of his. All the heresies in The Countess Cathleen were quoted in the pamphlet, and the writer appealed to Catholic feeling to put a stop to the blasphemy. Last night, Yeats said, we had to have the police in, and Edward, I am afraid, will lose heart; he will fear the scandal and may stop the play. He spoke not angrily of Edward as I should have done, but kindly and sympathetically, telling me that I must not forget that Edward is a Catholic, and to bring a play over that shocks people's feelings is a serious matter for him. The play, of course, shocks nobody's feelings, but it gives people an opportunity to think their feelings have been shocked, and it gives other people an opportunity of making a noise; and Yeats told me how popular noise was in Ireland, and controversy, too, when accompanied with the breaking of chairs. But I was too sad for laughter, and begged him to tell me more about the friar whom Edward had consulted in London, and whose theology had not been accepted, perhaps because Gill had advised Edward that the friar's opinion was only a single opinion, no better and no worse than any other man's. It appeared that Gill had held out a hope to Edward that opinions regarding The Countess Cathleen, quite different from the friar's, might be discovered, and I more or less understood that Gill's voice is low and musical, that he had sung Hush-a-by baby on the tree top; but a public scandal might awaken the baby again. And send it crying to one of the dignitaries of the Church, and so it may well be that we have seen the last of The Countess Cathleen.
Yeats seemed to take the matter very lightly for one whom I had seen deeply interested in the play, and I begged him to explain everything—himself, Edward, the friar, and above all, Ireland.
In Ireland we don't mean all we say, that is your difficulty, and he began to tell of the many enemies his politics had made for him, and in a sort of dream I listened, hearing for the hundredth time stories about money that had been collected, purloined, information given to the police, and the swearing of certain men to punish the traitors with death. I was told how these rumoured assassinations had reached the ears of Miss Gonne, and how she and Yeats had determined to save the miscreants; and many fabulous stories of meetings in West Kensington, which in his imagination had become as picturesque as the meetings of Roman and Venetian conspirators in the sixteenth century. A few years before Miss Gonne had proclaimed '98 to a shattering accompaniment of glass in Dame Street, Yeats walking by her, beholding divinity. We have all enjoyed that dream. If our lady be small we see her with a hand-mirror in her boudoir, and if she be tall as an Amazon, well, then we see her riding across the sky hurling a javelin. And the stars! We have all believed that they could tell us everything if they only would; and we have all gone to some one to cast our horoscopes. So why jeer at Yeats for his humanities? We have all been interested in the Rosicrucians—Shelley our van-bird. Yeats knew all their strange oaths, and looked upon himself as an adept. Even the disastrous pamphlet could not make him utterly forget Jacob Boehm, and we spoke of this wise man, going up Merrion Street—a dry subject, but no subject is dry when Yeats is the talker. Go on, Yeats, I said—go on, I like to listen to you; you believe these things because Miss Gonne believes herself to be Joan of Arc, and it is right that a man should identify himself with the woman he admires. Go on, Yeats—go on talking; I like to hear you.
After some further appreciation of Jacob Boehm we returned to the pamphlet.
It is all very sad, Yeats, I said, but I cannot talk any more tonight. Tomorrow—tomorrow you can come to see me, and we will talk about Edward and The Cross or the Guillotine.
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WASHINGTON DC NC11264148 02/17/2023
ELK GROVE VILLAGE IL NC11275811 03/03/2023

Body And Fender Specialist:
SAN FRANCISCO CA NC11280671 03/07/2023

Building Equipment Mechanic:
LAFAYETTE LA NC11279481 03/06/2023
SHREWSBURY MA NC11272095 03/01/2023
PHILADELPHIA PA NC11267549 02/23/2023
RALEIGH NC NC11277653 03/04/2023

Garage Assistant:
COLUMBUS OH NC11265361 02/22/2023

NON-Maintenance jerbs:

PORT ARANSAS TX NC11275538 03/02/2023
TAVERNIER FL NC11279008 03/07/2023
PULASKI WI NC11280678 03/06/2023
PIPE CREEK TX NC11280642 03/06/2023
BURKEVILLE VA NC11279002 03/05/2023
SURING WI NC11280556 03/06/2023
LEROY MI NC11271838 02/27/2023
MONTAGUE MI NC11265777 02/21/2023
WASHBURN WI NC11275474 03/02/2023
MOBRIDGE SD NC11280784 03/06/2023
LAHASKA PA NC11276178 03/03/2023
HAZLET NJ NC11280662 03/06/2023
EDGERTON WI NC11275466 03/02/2023
WAUPACA WI NC11275422 03/02/2023
MAINEVILLE OH NC11276015 03/06/2023
LARKSPUR CA NC11272550 03/01/2023
SMITHVILLE OK NC11280645 03/05/2023
RUSHVILLE IL NC11275533 03/02/2023
ORWIGSBURG PA NC11278995 03/05/2023
MOUNT WOLF PA NC11279137 03/05/2023
BLANDON PA NC11278990 03/05/2023
EAST BERLIN PA NC11278924 03/05/2023
POCOPSON PA NC11278986 03/05/2023
MINOTOLA NJ NC11280686 03/05/2023
EAGLE CO NC11280695 03/06/2023

City Carrier:
DENVER CO NC11271919 03/04/2023
EAST PALO ALTO CA NC11273605 03/03/2023
BURLINGTON VT NC11275443 03/03/2023
OAKLAND CA NC11270876 03/04/2023
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND WA NC11272063 03/04/2023
BERKELEY CA NC11272053 03/05/2023
BILLINGS MT NC11275514 03/02/2023
BROOMFIELD CO NC11275649 03/02/2023
CENTRAL SEATTLE WA NC11272061 03/04/2023
GREAT FALLS MT NC11272066 03/01/2023
HALF MOON BAY CA NC11269042 03/04/2023
HARBOR CITY CA NC11277470 03/03/2023
LOS GATOS CA NC11273601 03/03/2023
METRO WEST - BOSTON MA NC11270529 03/04/2023
MILPITAS CA NC11273603 03/03/2023
MOUNTAIN VIEW CA NC11273609 03/03/2023
SAN BRUNO CA NC11268931 03/02/2023
SUPERIOR CO NC11275659 03/02/2023
VALLEJO CA NC11272059 02/27/2023
WEST LINN OR NC11275511 03/02/2023
GLENSHAW PA NC11272299 03/01/2023
ALLENTOWN PA NC11273445 03/01/2023
CINCINNATI OH NC11270715 03/04/2023
COLUMBUS OH NC11270716 03/04/2023
CUPERTINO CA NC11273533 03/03/2023
LAFAYETTE CA NC11272055 02/27/2023
LOUISVILLE KY NC11270711 03/04/2023
MENLO PARK CA NC11269076 03/02/2023
PITTSBURGH PA NC11270530 03/04/2023
SAN MATEO CA NC11268930 03/02/2023
STEVENS POINT WI NC11275417 03/02/2023
PLEASANTON CA NC11272057 02/27/2023
ROCKLAND ME NC11272050 02/27/2023
GREATER BOSTON - BOSTON MA NC11270387 03/04/2023
NORTH SHORE - BOSTON MA NC11270527 03/04/2023
SOUTH SHORE - BOSTON MA NC11270473 03/04/2023
ASPEN CO NC11269111 03/02/2023
CEDAR RAPIDS IA NC11272443 03/01/2023
DENVER CO NC11270853 03/04/2023
FREMONT CA NC11272076 02/27/2023
HARRISBURG PA NC11272532 03/01/2023
LOS ALTOS CA NC11273537 03/03/2023
MINNEAPOLIS MN NC11270773 03/04/2023
MISSION VIEJO CA NC11272227 03/06/2023
MORGAN HILL CA NC11273542 03/03/2023
NORTH SEATTLE WA NC11272084 03/04/2023
NORTHGLENN CO NC11271837 03/04/2023
READING PA NC11273530 03/01/2023
SAN JOSE CA NC11270850 03/04/2023
SANTA CRUZ CA NC11273540 03/03/2023
SOUTH SEATTLE WA NC11272087 03/04/2023
WATERLOO IA NC11278873 03/04/2023
WHITEWATER WI NC11272543 03/01/2023
APTOS CA NC11273535 03/03/2023
CAMBRIDGE MA NC11275808 03/03/2023
CAMPBELL CA NC11273531 03/03/2023
CAPITOLA CA NC11273539 03/03/2023
INDIANAPOLIS IN NC11270624 03/04/2023
KEY WEST FL NC11270160 02/28/2023
LAKEWOOD CO NC11271918 03/04/2023
LIVERMORE CA NC11272058 02/27/2023
MADISON WI NC11270769 03/04/2023
MC LEAN VA NC11270309 02/28/2023
MISSION KS NC11270709 03/04/2023
OREGON CITY OR NC11275600 03/02/2023
REDWOOD CITY CA NC11268898 03/02/2023
RICHMOND CA NC11270721 03/04/2023
SAINT PAUL MN NC11270717 03/04/2023
SAN FRANCISCO CA NC11270723 03/04/2023
SAN LEANDRO CA NC11272081 02/27/2023
SAN MATEO CA NC11269046 03/02/2023
SANTA CLARA CA NC11273532 03/03/2023
SUNNYVALE CA NC11273547 03/03/2023
VIENNA VA NC11270351 02/28/2023
WALNUT CREEK CA NC11272056 02/27/2023
WATSONVILLE CA NC11273541 03/03/2023
KANSAS CITY MO NC11270759 03/04/2023

Rural Carrier:
NORTH WEBSTER IN NC11278920 03/05/2023
DURANGO CO NC11279343 03/05/2023
CARBONDALE CO NC11269185 02/28/2023
BENTONVILLE AR NC11275526 03/02/2023
KALISPELL MT NC11275618 03/02/2023
BLACK HAWK CO NC11275747 03/02/2023
WAITSFIELD VT NC11279338 03/05/2023
MARYSVILLE WA NC11267428 02/27/2023

Tractor Trailer Operator:
CHARLOTTE NC NC11280623 03/06/2023
DENVER CO P&DC NC11278811 03/04/2023
DVD BLDG NJ P&DC NC11278003 03/04/2023
NEW JERSEY NDC NC11278001 03/04/2023
ROCHESTER NY P&DC NC11278006 03/04/2023
SEATTLE NDC WA NC11278819 03/04/2023
TACOMA WA P&DC NC11278812 03/04/2023
TRENTON NJ P&DC NC11281179 03/06/2023
INDIANAPOLIS IN P&DC NC11278078 03/04/2023
CINCINNATI NDC NC11277964 03/04/2023
KCKS NDC NC11277987 03/04/2023
LOUISVILLE KY P&D NC11277971 03/04/2023
ST LOUIS MO P&DC NC11278075 03/04/2023
DES MOINES IA P&DC NC11277985 03/04/2023
BOSTON MA P&DC NC11278012 03/04/2023
GARY IN NC11281143 03/06/2023
HARRISBURG PA P&DC NC11281227 03/06/2023
OAKLAND CA P&DC NC11279069 03/04/2023
PORTLAND OR P&DC NC11279050 03/04/2023
PROVIDENCE RI P&DC NC11278022 03/04/2023
SEATTLE WA P&DC NC11278815 03/04/2023
SO JERSEY NJ P&DC NC11281189 03/06/2023
SAN FRANCISCO P&DC NC11278822 03/04/2023
WESTCHESTER NY P&DC NC11281196 03/06/2023
MIDDLESEX-ESSEX P&DC NC11278008 03/04/2023

Motor Vehicle Operator:
FLUSHING NY NC11277533 03/04/2023
MINNEAPOLIS MN P&DC NC11277549 03/04/2023
OAKLAND CA P&DC NC11277922 03/04/2023
SACRAMENTO CA P&DC NC11277916 03/04/2023
SAN JOSE CA P&DC NC11277918 03/04/2023
HONOLULU HI P&DC NC11277914 03/04/2023
KCMO MO P&DC NC11277704 03/04/2023
MARGARET SELLERS P&DC NC11277776 03/04/2023
PORTLAND OR P&DC NC11277919 03/04/2023
MIDDLESEX-ESSEX P&DC NC11277541 03/04/2023
NORTHERN NJ METRO P&DC NC11277542 03/04/2023

No experience necessary for the laborer custodial or maintenance mechanic positions. It helps on the interview but you can surely think of maintenance related experience to relay for an interview. Based on fixing things around your house, the car etc. Always mention working safely.

Pro tip: You can apply for any job that has an exam opening and the test is administered local to yourself. Make sure you're serious and score decently; you can turn down the job offer. Keep a physical copy of your exam score, I believe they are good for two years.
The reason is: These job postings can be posted externally at capacity for testing, meaning they will not allow you to take the exam if they have enough qualified applicants. However, if you have a test score on the books, you are a qualified applicant.

Explanation of MVO/TTO to save time:
MVO= CDL B Can only drive box trucks on public roads, can drive anything for moves on postal property.
TTO= CDL A Can drive anything.

USPS provides the training. (Maintenance jobs at least. TTO and management...GOOD LUCK)

You don't have to be crazy to work here. We'll train you. Everything but proper email usage.
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2023.03.06 02:01 Punjavepoonpoon Americans who played abroad today: 3/4-5/23

March 4th
Premier league (England)
Brenden Aaronson (Leeds Utd) Started at CAM and played 67‘ in a 1-0 Loss at Chelsea (6.3/6.19) 0/1 shot on target, 17/22 passing Match Highlights
Tyler Adams (Leeds United) Started at RCM and went the full 90’ in a 1-0 Loss at Chelsea (7.1/7.03) 0/1 shot on target, 43/52 passing
Weston Mckennie (Leeds United on loan from Juventus FC) Started at LCM and went the full 90’ in a 1-0 Loss at Chelsea (6.7/6.47) 0/1 shot on target, 53/63 passing

Jaheim Headley (Huddersfield Town) Started at LWB and played 17‘ in a 4-0 Loss against Coventry City (6.0/6.26) 2/3 passing Match Highlights
Ethan Horvath (Luton Town on loan from Nottingham Forest) Started at GK and went the full 90’ in a 1-0 Win against Swansea City (7.3/7.01) 3 saves Match Highlights
Zack Steffen (Middlesbrough FC on loan from Manchester City) Started at GK and went the full 90’ in a 5-0 Win against Reading (6.7/6.60) Match Highlights
Auston Trusty (Birmingham City on loan from Arsenal) Started at LCB and went the full 90’ in a 1-1 draw at Wigan (6.2/6.33) 12/16 passing Match Highlights

League 2
Charlie Kelman (Leyton Orient on loan from QPR) Started at ST and played 69‘ in a 1-1 draw with Swindon Town (6.4/6.55) 0/1 shot on target, 5/9 passing Match Highlights
Oisen McEntee (Walsall FC) Started at RCB and played 33‘ in a 1-0 Loss against Barrow (6.2/6.03) 17/20 passing Match Highlights
Johnathan Tomkinson (Stevanage on loan from Norwich City) Started at CB and played 32‘ in a 2-0 Loss at Rochdale (5.7/5.70) 6/12 passing Match Highlights

Bundesliga (Germany)
Jordan Pefok (Union Berlin) Subbed on in the 68th‘ in a 0-0 draw with FC Koln. Picked up a yellow in the 90th’ (5.7/5.93) 0/1 shot on target, 3/4 passing Match Highlights
Joe Scally (Borussia Mönchengladbach) Started at RB and went the full 90’ in a 0-0 draw with Freiburg (7.6/7.17) 49/51 passing, 1 chance created Match Highlights

2. Bundesliga
Lennard Maloney (1. FC Heidenheim 1846) Started at LCM and went the full 90’ in a 1-0 Win against Darmstadt (8.4/7.88) 23/49 passing

3. Liga
Jalen Hawkins (FC Ingolstadt) Started at LW and played 54‘ in a 4-1 Loss at Wehen Wiesbaden (-/-)
Justin Butler (FC Ingolstadt) Subbed on in the 66th‘ in a 4-1 Loss at Wehen Wiesbaden. Picked up a yellow in the 68th’
Marc Heider (VfL Osnabruck) Subbed on in the 56th‘ in a 2-1 Win at Saarbrucken (-/-) Match Highlights
Johan Gomez (FSV Zwickau) Started at LM and played 77‘ in a 2-1 Win against SC Verl. Scored the opener in the 3rd’ (-/-) Match Highlights
Kevin Lankford (Viktoria Koln) Subbed on in the 84th‘ in a 1-0 Win at 1860 Munich (-/-)
Mael Corboz (SC Verl) Started at RCM and went the full 90’ in a 2-1 Loss at FSV Zwickau

Ligue 1 (France)
Timothy Weah (LOSC Lille) Started at LB and went the full 90’ in a 1-1 draw at Lens (6.8/6.29) 41/48 passing Match Highlights

Ligue 2
Amir Richardson (AC Le Havre on loan from Stade Reims) Started at CAM and played 76‘ in a 2-1 Win against Laval (7.0/-) 0/1 shot on target, 48/53 passing Match Highlights

Eredivisie (Netherlands)
Ricardo Pepi (FC Groningen on loan from FC Augsburg) Started at CAM and played 86‘ in a 1-0 Loss at Feyenoord (6.3/6.42) 0/3 shots on target, 3/9 passing Match Highlights

Liga NOS (Portugal)
Alex Mendez (FC Vizela) Subbed on in the 75th‘ in a 3-0 Win at Estoril. Assisted on their third goal in the 83rd’ (6.9/6.65) 9/9 passing, 1 chance created Match Highlights

Jupiler Pro League (Belgium)
Marlon Fossey (Standard Liege) Started at RWB and played 87‘ in a 2-0 Win against KVC Westerlo (7.5/7.05) 0/2 shots on target, 35/50 passing, 2 chances created
Bryan Reynolds (KVC Westerlo on loan from AS Roma) Started at RB and went the full 90’ in a 2-0 Loss at Standard Liege (7.1/6.80) 28/35 passing

Premier League (Scotland)
Ian Harkes (Dundee United FC) Started at LAM and played 69‘ in a 3-1 Loss against Aberdeen FC (6.6/6.38) 0/3 shots on target, 15/18 passing Match Highlights
Matthew Hoppe (Hibernian on loan from Middlesbrough FC) Started at ST and played 67‘ in a 4-1 Win at Livingston FC. Assisted on the game winner in the 37th’ (7.5/7.14) 1/1 shot on target, 6/11 passing, 2 chances created Match Highlights
Scott Pittman (Livingston FC) Started at LCM and played 69‘ in a 4-1 Loss against Hibernian (6.9/6.52) 0/1 shot on target, 10/20 passing, 1 chance created

Bundesliga (Austria)
Maurice Malone (Wolfsberger AC on loan from FC Augsburg) Started at RST and went the full 90’ in a 2-1 Loss at Hartberg (6.8/-) 1/4 shots on target, 15/16 passing

Svenska Cupen - Group Stage (Sweden)
Kristoffer Lund (BK Hacken) Started at LB and went the full 90’ in a 2-1 Win against Halmstads BK (-/-) Match Highlights

Nemzeti Bajnokság I (Hungary)
Eduvie Ikoba (Zalaegerszegi TE FC) Subbed on in the 46th‘ in a 3-1 Loss at Paksi SE (-/-) Match Highlights

1.CFL (Montenegro)
Danilo Radjen (FK Iskra) Started at RCB and went the full 90’ in a 1-0 Loss against FM Arsenal TIvat (-/-)
Luka Malesvic (OFK Petrovac) Started at RB and went the full 90’ in a 1-1 draw at Jezero (-/-)

South America
Liga 1 (Peru)
Matias Succar (CA Manucci) Started at ST and played 46‘ in a 2-0 Loss at Universidad César Vallejo (-/-) Match Highlights

March 5th
La Liga (Spain)
Yunus Musah (Valencia CF) Subbed on in the 77th‘ in a 1-0 Loss at Barcelona (5.8/5.96) 0/1 shot on target, 7/8 passing Match Highlights

Bundesliga (Germany)
Kevin Paredes (VfL Wolfsburg) Subbed on in the 67th‘ in a 2-2 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt (6.1/6.06) 5/6 passing Match Highlights

2. Bundesliga
George Bello (Arminia Bielefeld) Started at LWB and went the full 90’ in a 3-3 draw at Eintracht Braunschweig (8.2/7.72) 18/22 passing, 5 chances created
Julian Green (SpVgg Greuther Fürth) Subbed on in the 70th‘ in a 1-1 draw with Hannover 96 (6.5/6.34) 1/4 passing
Nils Froling (FC Hansa Rostock) Subbed on in the 32nd‘ in a 2-0 Loss against Karlsruher SC (6.7/6.39) 0/2 shots on target, 7/10 passing, 1 chance created

3. Liga
Isaiah Young (RW Essen) Started at CAM and played 70‘ in a 2-0 Win against SpVgg Bayreuth (-/-)

Serie B (Italian 2nd Division)
Tanner Tessman (Venezia FC) Started at CDM and went the full 90’ in a 3-0 Loss at Frosinone (6.2/-) 0/1 shot on target, 56/68 passing
Andrija Novakovich (Venezia FC) Subbed on in the 65th‘ in a 3-0 Loss at Frosinone (5.9/-) 0/1 shot on target, 2/3 passing

Ligue 1 (France)
Folarin Balogun (Stade de Reims on loan from Arsenal) Started at ST and went the full 90’ in a 1-0 Win against AC Ajaccio (6.3/6.13) 0/3 shots on target, 12/15 passing Match Highlights
Erik Palmer-Brown (ES Troyes AC) Started at RCB and went the full 90’ in a 2-2 draw with Monaco (6.3/6.41) 28/33 passing Match Highlights

Eredivisie (Netherlands)
Philippe Sandler (NEC Nijmegen) Started at LCB and played 90‘ in a 1-0 Loss at Ajax (7.4/6.86) 29/39 passing Match Highlights

Jupiler Pro League (Belgium)
Mark McKenzie (KRC Genk) Started at LCB and went the full 90’ in a 2-2 draw at St. Truiden (6.8/6.57) 1/1 shot on target, 45/59 passing

Premier League (Scotland)
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic FC) Started at RCB and went the full 90’ in a 5-1 Win at St.Mirren (8.0/7.30) 1/1 shot on target, 100/110 passing Match Highlights

Challenge League (Swiss 2nd Division)
Lucas Pos (FC Stade-Lausanne-Ouchy) Started at LCB and went the full 90’ in a 1-0 Win at AC Bellinzona. Picked up a yellow in the 90th‘ (-/-)

Superliga (Denmark)
Christian Cappis (Brondby IF) Subbed on in the 85th‘ in a 1-0 Loss at Lyngby. Picked up a yellow in the 87th’ (-/-) 5/6 passing Match Highlights
Emmanuel Sabbi (Odense Boldklub) Started at CAM and played 68‘ in a 7-0 Loss at FC Copenhagen. Picked up a yellow in the 37th’ (6.0/-) 0/1 shot on target, 9/10 passing, 1 chance created Match Highlights

1.HNL (Croatia)
Rokas Pukstas (Hajduk Split) Started at RB and went the full 90’ in a 4-3 Loss against NK Lokomotiva (6.6/-) 28/34 passing, 1 chance created Match Highlights
Agustin Anello (Hajduk Split on loan from Lommel SK) Started at RW and played 46‘ in a 4-3 Loss against NK Lokomotiva. Assisted on their first goal in the 40th’ (6.8/-) 11/16 passing, 1 chance created

Super League 1 (Greece)
Caleb Stanko (PAS Lamia) Subbed on in the 59th‘ in a 2-1 Win against Aris Thessaloniki FC (6.2/-) 3/5 passing

Liga HaAl (Israel)
El Yam Kancepolsky (Hapoel Tel Aviv) Started at RCM and played 45‘ in a 3-1 Win at Beitar Jerusalem. Was sent off in the 45th’ (-/-) Match Highlights

Protathlima Cyta (Cyprus)
Mix Diskerud (Omonia Nicosia) Subbed on in the 75th‘ in a 2-1 Win at Karmiotissa Pano Polemidion (-/-) Match Highlights

Ekstraklasa (Poland)
Ben Lederman (Raków Częstochowa) Started at RCM and played 71‘ in a 2-0 Win at Pogon Szczecin. Assisted on the game winner in the 38th’ (8.1/-) 0/1 shot on target, 22/27 passing, 1 chance created Match Highlights

Premyer Liqa (Azerbaijan)
Kenny Saief (Neftchi Baku) Started at RW and went the full 90’ in a 4-0 Win against Turan Tovuz (-/-) Match Highlights

Prva Liga (Slovenia)
Darick Kobie Morris (NS Mura) Started at LCB and went the full 90’ in a 2-1 Win against Maribor (-/-) Match Highlights

Kategoria Superiore (Albania)
Xhelil Asani (KF Erzeni) Started at LM and went the full 90’ in a 1-1 draw at Bylis (-/-) Match Highlights

South America
Campeonato Gaucho (Brazil State Championship) - Group Stage
Johnny (Sport Club Internacional) Started at CDM and played 75‘ in a 2-1 Loss at Gremio (-/-)

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2023.03.01 16:53 Storm_Surge- I let an AI write a six flags ride announcement AMA

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Houston and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor New Orleans open the only all-electric and coaster water parks in the U.S. with two new attractions – the first hybrid-powered wooden coaster and the thrilling Wicked Cyclone, Texas’ only RMC full-blaster coaster.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas debuts the park’s newest special event, Fiesta in the Park, a Houston area celebration filled with festivities, including live entertainment, on-ride games and activities, midway games and carnival rides, food, drinks and fun for the entire family.
Six Flags New Mexico debuts the world’s first two-seater out-of-aircraft roller coaster, Twister XL. Passengers in a two-seat jeep experience twists and turns around giant Rollerkat Mountains, with a massive 74 foot drop to the ground.
Six Flags Over Texas adds Six Flags Flight Simulator, the interactive, two-person, moving theater attraction. Guests don’t just watch. They control the story, highlighting exciting new theaters of learning and mind-blowing technology, complete with award-winning sound effects, lighting and other amazing effects that can be enjoyed by all ages.
Six Flags New England debuts Jurassic Frontier. Play alongside animatronic dinosaurs, have fun in the mini-lands of Africa, Asia and Europe or choose a more adventurous experience in a remote-controlled jeep.
Six Flags St. Louis debuts the first VR Experience on the West Coast, to be installed at Adventure Island in St. Louis. Featuring custom-designed Virtual Reality glasses, riders are transported through an innovative adventure, as they travel the high seas aboard an ocean liner captained by a nefarious villain. It is an exhilarating, unique experience, and only at Six Flags.
Six Flags Great Adventure adds HangTime, the world’s tallest pendulum ride. Featuring two glass-enclosed, top-deck rings, HangTime reaches heights of 120 feet at its highest point and is a full-suspension coaster with up to 24 air-time moments per lap.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas debuts La Feria del Rio. It is the sixth theme park in the Fiesta Texas family, celebrating Mexican culture, showcasing authentic arts and crafts.
Six Flags New England debuts Smokehouse Pete’s Smokehouse, where guests can enjoy warm, savory treats featuring fresh ingredients from the Granite State. It is the park’s newest addition to their Extraordinary Amusements attraction lineup, which includes Mad Mouse, Hammerhead and Vortex – the park’s three signature thrill rides.
Six Flags Over Texas debuts DC Universe – The Exhibit. Experience all-new shows, interactive displays, 3D mapping and more.
Six Flags America hosts Hollywood Halloween Screams on Oct. 13, the spookiest night of the year. Guests enjoy intense, show-stopping haunted mazes, scare zones, thrill rides, entertainment and much more.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, located in Vallejo, CA, debuts one of Six Flags Magic Mountain’s new coasters, Dark Prophet. Built on the same technologically advanced Mustang steel track as the park’s two adrenaline-fueled coasters, Slip ‘N Slide and Enduro Bulldog, the green 500-foot tall coaster features four inversions, including a 180-foot vertical drop, six airtime hill climbs and four 360-degree loops.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom debuts Blaze, the first roller coaster at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. With one of the longest drops in the park, 100-feet, it’s a real daredevil ride, pushing riders to their limits with plenty of twists and turns.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas debuts Cirque Zuma Zuma. This 1,000-foot-tall thrill ride features a gentle 85-foot tower with two lifts and a 360-degree twist.
Six Flags Great America debuts Raging Bull. The world’s tallest wooden roller coaster will send riders nearly 50 feet up at a 90-degree initial drop and features five high-speed inversions including a nose-wheel brake loop, downward-opening camelback and front flips.
Six Flags Magic Mountain debuts Twisted Colossus. A one-of-a-kind freestanding trackless steel coaster, Twisted Colossus features four heart-pounding inversions including a 600-foot drop, nine airtime hills, and over-the-top vertical loop.
Six Flags New England debuts Revolution. One of the most innovative coasters in the world, this high-speed, ride-through dark ride is one of the park’s most thrilling attractions.
Six Flags St. Louis debuts VR Zone: Runaway. The most innovative and immersive VR experience ever created, it is a thrilling, adrenaline-charged escape. The coaster will deliver riders on a 1.25-mile journey through virtual reality, taking them on the race of a lifetime in a life-or-death situation.
“We are excited to bring Six Flags first-of-its-kind roller coasters and new attractions this year and into 2019,” said Six Flags Entertainment Corp. CEO and President Jim Reid-Anderson. “We know our loyal guests are looking for new thrills, and we will continue to deliver.”
To enhance the on-site dining and retail offering at all Six Flags parks, the company has partnered with the best in the industry to offer exciting new dining and retail experiences.
Guests will enjoy delicious selections that complement the park’s Extraordinary Amusements attractions, and new restaurants, in addition to returning favorites. They will also be able to create their own exclusive meal plan featuring a selection of items featuring fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.
Six Flags will also showcase its Six Flags Cafe brand by debuting new entrees including a different burger, steak sandwich and veggie wrap each month of 2019.
For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.
Six Flags New England is a regional theme park and waterpark based in Agawam, Mass., with Six Flags New England Theme Parks at Valley Forge and Six Flags New England Waterpark at Agawam, Mass. Six Flags New England is owned and operated by Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, a publicly traded partnership. For 57 years, Six Flags Entertainment has enchanted audiences with world-class coasters, thrilling rides, thrilling events and an unparalleled weekend warriors program.
Headquartered in Grand Prairie, Texas, Six Flags Entertainment Corp. (NYSE: SIX) is a leading regional theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter and compelling, family-friendly attractions. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.
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