Janet jackson live in hawaii 2002
New tattoo in the process of peeling is looking extra faded please advise on what the issue could be as to why it’s fading so extremely.
2023.06.05 09:12 jewdreammachine New tattoo in the process of peeling is looking extra faded please advise on what the issue could be as to why it’s fading so extremely.
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Hello, to preface the post this is my 12th tattoo and im no stranger to after care. In fact I’ve done the same exact after care routine this time around the same as all the others. However, im noticing a significant change in color and extreme fading. submitted by jewdreammachine to tattooadvice [link] [comments]
Im on day 8 of healing and peeling is well under way. I also understand that new ink never looks as good as it does right out of the shop but this seems excessive to me. As i can definitely see the difference
Lastly, this is the first time i have ever been inked with darker skin as i have been living in Hawaii for the last 3 months and have a tan (kind of hard to avoid getting one when you live here). So i was hoping you all could tell me if it because of the tan and that’s why it looks much lighter during the healing process and whether it will return to a better shade once finished. I also already set up a touch up appointment with he artist in about 2 weeks. Thanks all. Please let me know if im overthinking/overreacting.
2023.06.05 09:07 Wrong-Profile806 Seniority at UA? How does it work
Hi all! So I got a CTO from UA and I'm hoping someone could explain some things to me.
I read that certain bases have higher seniority - what exactly does that mean? I hear that SFO is very junior, but is that a good thing or not? I'm assuming seniority means how long you work at a company, but I read some posts where people were talking about how one person at a certain base was reserve forever whilst someone who was at another base was "holding a line" within a month?
Sorry if these are obvious answers but I have no experience with airlines.
I also passed my Japanese language assessment so I'm wondering if anyone who knows specifically about that could also give me some insight on what makes that different from regular non-lod?
I have guam, LAX and SFO as options for bases. would anyone have a recommendation for which base? If Guam I would consider living in Japan and commuting. (I currently live in Japan) SFO and LAX i would maybe commute from Hawai'i which is where I used to live.
Sorry for the long post, TIA!
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2023.06.05 08:45 thinkingofhim24_7 I (16F) am coming up on quite a stumble as to how I can show my boyfriend (16M) that I’m here for him
For brief context, I’m a pretty bad overthinker if that’s a thing, so maybe I’m being a worrywart.
My current boyfriend (We can fake name him as “Joe”) has never really has quite good examples of a healthy, loving relationship in his life. At least, that is my opinion. I’m trying my best to show and sort of give an example? (Extremely wishful thinking, but I can imagine myself living with him in long term future.)
Essentially speaking, his parents do not get along well. One is currently in France, the other has been in Hawaii for quite some time. The last time both parents have met up was in spring break, and it has been quite a few months before they have had any lengthy calls. (All according to my boyfriend, however I feel like this is true due to how long I’ve known his family and him.) Known them for over a decade now. We practically grew up together before I had to move.
They haven’t gotten along well for maybe years now, and it’s really affected how Joe grew up. This family dynamic was always one of
“I treat Joe better, he loves me more.”
Therefore, he grew up with the concept that LOVE in itself, can be replaced/switched out very easily. To add on, his parents are VERY harsh on him academics wise, and it causes him a lot of stress.
Even more so an issue is that all of his male friends have embraced a sort of toxic masculinity culture. In short, he can’t talk to his parents about how he’s feeling, nor can he confess to those lousy people. Also for the record, his friends only call him up to play valorant/fortnite/PUBG/Apex/other fps related videogames due to his insane cps and aim.
FPS stands for First Person Shooter. (I didn’t know what that was until he introduced me to Arsenal on roblox a couple of years ago, so a definition for the ones that don’t know many pew pew games.)
More or less, he grew up repressing his feelings whenever I wasn’t around to ask him what’s up/how is he feeling.
All in all, he’s not the best communicator and it has led to some misunderstandings in the relationship.
I wish to communicate to him better that I am here for him if he needs to tell me some things. I can clearly see that there is something that’s been tossing up in his head for quite awhile. Is there a better way to phrase it other than “I’m here for you, please let me know anything that could be troubling you.”
(Also a wee bit weird maybe, but I want to be a role model for him in the sense that it’s OKAY to communicate about your feelings.)
It’s just even worse that I can’t simply walk over to his place and give him a huge bear hug. I want to know how to reassure him in a way that feels genuine.
So, is there any advice you guys have to give for me?
(Could be young and stupid, but I would rip out my intestines and turn them into a balloon dog if it made him smile.)
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2023.06.05 07:07 desertplum Patrick Merrill, Missing from Plymouth, NH since 1987
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Hey everyone! Sorry for the length and any formatting issues. I wanted to compile all the information I found into one document, especially since this took place in the 80's - 90's there wasn't a full summary of this case anywhere online. I know it's really long, but I felt all the details and nitty gritty was important to include. I watch way too much true crime, and was browsing New Hampshire cold cases online. One that stood out to me was Patrick Merrill. I am from Plymouth, and before seeing his case I wasn't aware of it happening. The man who did this to Patrick is apparently still alive, and I feel passionately that Patrick's family deserves justice and closure.
Patrick Merrill was a 21-year-old freshman Plymouth State College student from New York who went missing on April 6, 1978, last seen on Route 3, near downtown Plymouth. He is still listed as a missing person. At the time of his disappearance, he was living in the Bradford Manor student rooming house. Patrick’s family described him as having a heavy beard, light mustache, bright blue eyes, a scar on his nose, a false front tooth, reddish-auburn hair, 5’9” (an additional article I found stated 5’11” and 130-140 pounds (Valley News, Apr 23, 1987). In 2023, he would be 57. Photo from WMUR News 9
I have searched the web and old newspaper articles related to his case, and it is infuriating to say the least. Merrill was last seen at 7:30pm on April 6th, 1987, getting into George Pregent’s (40 at the time) green Mercury Comet with VT plates. Pregent was a resident of Keene, NH. Merrill met Pregent in February 1987 while hitchhiking from the University of MA to Plymouth, NH. He collected (newspapers say anywhere from $6,000 - $13,000) from his friends to buy 10lbs of marijuana from Pregent and was never seen again after entering Pregent’s car. According to Merrill’s sister, he was a casual marijuana user and was not involved with dealing before this incident. Also, according to his sister, Merrill was conducting the deal for friends at UMass, and possibly PSC students, and expected to profit $2,000. Merrill’s Mother felt that he would not voluntarily go missing, as his father was terminally ill with cancer (The Burlington Free Press, Jul 7, 1987).
On April 13, 1987, Pregent, along with David Langlois (20, VT) were arrested in Rumney, NH, (driving the same Mercury Comet that Merrill was last seen in, which was impounded upon Pregent’s arrest), and arrested on possession of controlled substance with intent to sell. Pregent was taken into custody at Grafton County jail and refused to speak about Merrill (Valley News, Apr 23, 1987). According to the Concord Monitor (May 27, 1987) Pregent was living in “the 1875 House” (618 Fairground Rd, Plymouth, NH) at the time (contradicts the other article stating he is a Keene, NH or Proctor, VT resident), and was arrested on theft of services, between April 4 – 6th he used a false name and address to avoid paying for car repairs. Pregent’s record dates back to the 1960’s and is described by police as a career criminal (The Boston Globe, May 1990).
On July 10, 1987, while awaiting trial for theft of service charges in Merrimack County Jail, Pregent escaped through a skylight after cutting the bars with a smuggled hacksaw blade (Concord Monitor, Jul 11, 1987). I was not able to locate information about Pregent’s capture or return to prison. Previously, In 1976, Pregent escaped from a Burlington, VT prison while serving time for the theft of 32 Volkswagens. He was caught in Boston, MA in September 1978. Pregent was paroled in 1981, and then became a teacher at Lamoille Union High School until he was arrested in December 1984 for planning a break-in and theft at Copley Hospital pharmacy. He was imprisoned for this, and again paroled in December 1986 (The Burlington Free Press, Jul 7, 1987). In 1990 Pregent was jailed in North Carolina on forgery convictions (The Boston Globe, May 1990).
A week after Merrill’s disappearance a Jeep owned by Pregent was believed to be seen in Proctor, VT, close to a bog. This bog, “Proctor Bog” is near West Mountain, about 1.5 miles up a trail on Cain Street off an old logging road. This trail is also referred to as “High Ledge” by area locals (Rutland Daily Herald, May 1990.). Pregent (no date provided) formerly lived in Proctor. In 1987 a gallon plastic jar containing decomposed hand palms and foot soles was found in another wooded area in Proctor that Pregent was known to frequent. Merrill has a relatively rare blood type (AB), the skin from the jug was tested and matches Merrill’s blood type (Rutland Daily Herald, May 1990.) An article by the Boston Globe states that a DNA analysis was conducted on the skin to determine if they were Merrill’s, but they would not discuss the test results (The Boston Globe, May 1990).
NH and VT state police searched the bog in Proctor on May 9, 1990, using police dogs trained to sniff out bodies. The police dogs indicated that on the west side of the bog they may have smelled body parts (Rutland Daily Herald, May 1990.). Another article states the police dogs alerted to a specific spot of the bog three individual times, but nothing was found in the area (Valley New, May 24, 1990). A direct quote from the Rutland Daily Herald article, “police have believed for several years that Merrill’s dismembered body could be in the pond, their plans to execute a search have repeatedly fallen through. After waiting for two years for the bog to drain naturally in the fall, police finally opted to obtain permission to drain the pond.” (Rutland Daily Herald, May 1990). During the search, east of the bog near a stone wall five bones ranging from 4-7” were found. The bones were tested by pathologists and an anthropologist at the University of VT and were later found to be animal bones.
Police stated that George Pregent was the only suspect in the case, but without a body they felt that prosecutors would have difficulty convicting Pregent of Merrill’s murder (The Boston Globe, May 1990). A confidential informant gave information to VT and NH police that suggests that Pregent never intended to sell Merrill the marijuana. The informant conveyed that Pregent stole the money, murdered, and dismembered Merrill, burying the bones in “Proctor Bog” (this article states that Pregent was living in Proctor at the time of Merrill’s disappearance, contradicting the other articles that list Plymouth and Keene). Police say they recovered some of the money from the drug deal, and that the money is connected to Pregent. The informant, an associate of Pregent told police that Pregent showed him the plastic bottles with palms and foot soles two days after Merrill’s disappearance. This informant also told VT state police that he saw Pregent with a plastic bag containing limbs, and that Pregent went to “Proctor Bog” the day after the informant saw the bag. Tire tracks and “other evidence” (doesn’t specify) suggest Pregent drove to the bog, and walked along the marsh (Valley New, May 24, 1990).
VT State Police Detective Sgt. Brian Abbey said that police will not search the bog again for the body, but he predicts Pregent will be charged with murder. He is quoted as saying “We have a very, very strong case.”. The only record I could locate relating to anyone in this case after May 1990 is an article about Pregent’s arrest in Concord, NH in January 2002 on felony-level counts of possession with intent to distribute and being a felon in possession of a firearm (Concord Monitor, 2002).
As described by his sister: Merrill was the youngest of three, enjoyed basketball, scuba diving, and the outdoors. He read everything and loved to play chess. He was a wonderful kid with a sense of adventure, and a wonderful sense of humor (The Boston Globe, May 1990.)
From what I could find George Pregent is STILL alive today and was never charged. (Presuming that he is guilty), he needs to be charged so Patrick Merrill can finally have justice. Patrick’s family deserves to have peace, closure, and to know what happened to him all those years ago. I think it goes without saying but nobody deserves to be murdered over pot. I’m not sure what, but I’m sure something can be done with all the advancements in DNA, and science that the criminal justice system has today in comparison to the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. All I know is Patrick Merrill deserves to be found and put to rest. I found an obituary of his Mom, who passed away last year. I cannot imagine the heartache and turmoil she went through all those years not knowing what happened to her son, or where he was.
WMUR Article: https://www.wmur.com/article/new-hampshire-unsolved-case-file-disappearance-of-patrick-merrill/19673486
NH Department of Justice Cold Case File: https://www.doj.nh.gov/criminal/cold-case/victim-list/patrick-merrill.htm
NAMUS (National Unidentified and Missing Persons System): https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/23398?nav https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/224596307/patrick-douglas-merrill
Concord Monitor. (January 25, 2002). George Pregent, Marijuana Arrest 2002. Newspapers.com. Retrieved June 5, 2023, from https://www.newspapers.com/article/concord-monitor-george-pregent-marijuan/125825136/
Concord Monitor. (July 11, 1987). George Pregent Escapee Caught Jul 1987. Newspapers.com. Retrieved June 4, 2023, from https://www.newspapers.com/article/concord-monitor-george-pregent-escapee-c/125825171/
Concord Monitor. (May 27, 1987). George Pregent, the 1875 House - theft of services May 1987. Newspapers.com. Retrieved June 4, 2023, from https://www.newspapers.com/article/concord-monitor-george-pregent-the-1875/125825847/
Rutland Daily Herald. (May 10, 1990). Proctor bog, search for Patrick Merrill continued. Newspapers.com. Retrieved June 4, 2023, from https://www.newspapers.com/article/rutland-daily-herald-proctor-bog-search/125872899/
The Boston Globe. (May 13, 1990). Boston Globe, Patrick Merrill mention. Newspapers.com. Retrieved June 4, 2023, from https://www.newspapers.com/article/the-boston-globe-boston-globe-patrick-m/125873157/
The Burlington Free Press. (July 7, 1987). Patrick merrill mention continued. Newspapers.com. Retrieved June 4, 2023, from https://www.newspapers.com/article/the-burlington-free-press-patrick-merril/125872328/
Valley News. (April 23, 1987). Patrick Merrill, Apr 23, 1987
. Newspapers.com. Retrieved June 4, 2023, from https://www.newspapers.com/article/valley-news-patrick-merrill-apr-23-198/125824332/
Valley News. (May 24, 1990). Bog Search for Patrick Merrill, May 1990. Newspapers.com. Retrieved June 5, 2023, from https://www.newspapers.com/article/valley-news-bog-search-for-patrick-merri/125824491/
2023.06.05 06:33 lordnanakuli Amtrac live in Hawaii(4k)
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2023.06.05 06:10 I-DEVASTATOR Dynasty Football League needs a Veteran Manager
Our 12-year old league needs a manager to fill the spot vacated by a longtime member.
We play in a dynasty league where we keep 20 players each year. Our roster is NFL-legitimate, utilizing every position except for offensive linemen. QB – WR – WR – RB – RB – TE – WRB – WTE – K – LB – LB – LB – DE – DT – DE – S – S – CB – CB
This league has existed since 2012 and has grown in roster size with Yahoo’s additional features. Very likely moving to Sleeper in 2024.
Our primary rules are that everyone shows up for the draft (live online) and that you must field a complete team each week. Every position, despite bye weeks and injury, MUST be filled each week.
Trading is not only encouraged but very necessary over time to keep your team competitive. The entire offseason is open for trading. Every player on your roster is available for trading. Keepers are not locked down until two weeks before the draft.
Our roster size and defensive line-ups prove to be a challenge for most newcomers; even scares some veteran guys off. There is no buy-in fee.
Contact me at [email protected] AVAILABLE TEAMS Team #1
QB Lamar Jackson
WR Joshua Palmer
WR Adam Thielen
RB Najee Harris
RB Joe Mixon
TE Tyler Higbee
WRB Isaiah McKenzie
BN AJ Dillon
BN Greg Dortch
BN Treylon Burks
BN Andy Dalton
BN Cordarrelle Patterson
BN Allen Lazard
K Justin Tucker
LB Dre Greenlaw
LB Matthew Judon
LB Uchenna Nwosu
DT Dexter Lawrence
DE Jihad Ward
DE Samson Ebukam
CB L’Jarius Sneed
CB Julian Love
S Chuck Clark
S Rayshawn Jenkins
BN Zach Allen
BN Matt Milano
BN Derwin James, Jr.
BN Cameron Jordan
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2023.06.05 05:56 I-DEVASTATOR Dynasty Football League has 3 Orphans Teams
Our 21-year old league needs a manager to fill the spot vacated by a longtime member.
We play in a dynasty league where we keep 22 players each year. Our roster is NFL-legitimate, utilizing every position except for offensive linemen. QB – WR – WR – RB – RB – TE – FLEX – K – LB – LB – LB – DE – DT – DT – DE – S – S – CB – CB
This league has existed since 2003 and has grown in roster size with Yahoo’s additional features. Very likely moving to Sleeper in 2024.
Our primary rules are that everyone shows up for the draft (live online) and that you must field a complete team each week. Every position, despite bye weeks and injury, MUST be filled each week.
Trading is not only encouraged but very necessary over time to keep your team competitive. The entire offseason is open for trading. Every player on your roster is available for trading. Keepers are not locked down until two weeks before the draft.
Our roster size and defensive line-ups prove to be a challenge for most newcomers; even scares some veteran guys off. There is no buy-in fee.
Contact me at [email protected] AVAILABLE TEAMS Team #1
QB Mac Jones
WR Drake London
WR Allen Lazard
RB Najee Harris
RB AJ Dillon
TE Noah Fant
WRB Clyde Edwards-Helaire
BN Jakobi Meyers
BN Kadarius Toney
BN Darnell Mooney
BN Joshua Palmer
BN Tyquan Thornton
BN Romeo Doubs
BN Tim Patrick
K Eddie Pineiro
LB Foye Oluokun
LB Zaire Franklin
LB Alex Singleton
DE Kwity Paye
DT Chris Jones
DT Denico Autry
DE George Karlaftis
CB Jonathan Jones
CB Logan Ryan
S Donovan Wilson
S Jaquan Brisker
BN Josey Jewell
BN Dre Greenlaw
BN Kenny Moore
BN Travon Walker
BN Jordan Hicks
BN Kyler Gordon Team #2
QB Jared Goff
WR Justin Jefferson
WR AJ Brown
RB Nick Chubb
RB Aaron Jones
TE Evan Engram
WRB Brian Robinson
BN Dawson Knox
BN Leonard Fournette
BN Kareem Hunt
BN Daniel Jones
BN Kyle Pitts
BN Jameson Williams
BN Kevin Harris
BN Khalil Herbert
BN Rashod Bateman
BN Trey Lance
K Younghoe Koo
LB Jordyn Brooks
LB Shaq Thompson
LB Patrick Queen
DE Josh Allen
DT Harrison Phillips
DT Jonathan Allen
DE Brian Burns
CB D.J. Reed
CB Carlton Davis
S Chuck Clark
S Derwin James, Jr.
BN Damar Hamlin
BN Matt Milano
BN Davon Godchaux
BN Quincy Williams Team #3
QB Kirk Cousins
WR DK Metcalf
WR Keenan Allen
RB Latavius Murray
RB Jerrick McKinnon
TE Tyler Higbee
WRB Cordarelle Patterson
BN Dak Prescott
BN Donovan Peoples-Jones
BN Gus Edwards
BN Courtland Sutton
BN Curtis Samuel
BN DJ Chark
BN DeeJay Dallas
K Harrison Butker
LB Christian Kirksey
LB Drue Tranquill
LB Nicholas Morrow
DE Zach Sieler
DT DaVon Hamilton
DT Kenny Clark
DE Trey Hendrickson
CB Charvarius Ward
CB L’Jarius Sneed
S Rayshawn Jenkins
S Grant Delpit
BN Dean Lowry
BN Kyzir White
BN Ryan Neal
BN Eddie Jackson
BN Jamal Adams
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2023.06.05 05:33 moishepesach [HR] [MS] For Whom The Willow Weeps
Question: If April flowers bring May showers, what do May flowers bring? Answer: Puritans and misery. Part 1 - May Flower Moon
I'm no expert but I'm pretty sure this is a ghost story. It all started in early May under the, "Flower Moon".
In the still of the night, I awoke from a deep sleep to witness a moonlight so spectacular it hurt my eyes.
Fumbling for my glasses, I found them, dropped them, cursed, then almost stepped on them. I finally got them where they belonged thinking I needed to use the bathroom. I glanced at the digital clock on my desk. 3:33 am. Again. Willow weep for me Bend your branches down along the ground and cover me -Ann Ronell as sung by Billie Holiday
The birds were chirping loudly. I shuffled to the window. I looked up wide-eyed at the sky. There was the moon; big, round and golden like it didn't mind a big electricity bill. As I used the bathroom, I remember thinking that I didn't ever remember a full moon so bright it could light up my apartment.
I washed my hands then splashed warm water on my face. I cracked my neck. I dried my hands and face with a towel. I remember thinking if I didn't get back to sleep the day was going to suck.
Shuffling back into my bedroom I thought to look for my ski hat. I figured I could pull it over my eyes and escape the light under the blanket. Flower Moon was beautiful but so too is sleep. If I could just hide under the blanket perhaps it wasn't too late for sleep to creep up on me.
I have been renting the same sunny shoebox in old Brooklyn for more than 20 years. It's a corner apartment on the second floor of a 19th century walkup. Across the street, diagonally resides a community garden fronted by a very tall and expansive weeping willow tree that won't let me move away. I didn't know it's age until recently. But it's younger than me. Most things are these days.
I shuffled to the corner window to squeeze the blinds tight and that's when I felt grateful, grateful I had decided to use the bathroom first.
There, at the base of the hundred-foot-tall willow, behind the wrought iron fence, illuminated beneath the moon's glow, I witnessed something that froze my blood and tested my aging bladder. Standing beneath the moonlight, I saw, clear as day, a little boy in footed pajamas with a trap door. The little boy was holding a blue stuffed Grover Muppet in one hand and crying.
Trying to get a good look at the boy was like trying to look at something from behind a campfire. There was a shimmering distortion. What I could clearly see was that he was pointing down at the ground in front of his feet with the non-Grover hand. Suddenly, the little boy spun his head up and around looking directly at me. Eye contact occurred and then too, something I can't explain.
First, a truck transporting fuel broke loudly for the red light at the corner. Through the open windows I smelled what seemed like diesel. I grew light-headed. The room spun around. I remember thinking this feeling smelled both nauseating as well as timeless.
I reached down to try and pick up the floor and that's when it hit me in the face. A sharp pain across my cheek like I had been slapped in a 3 Stooges short. I felt icy fingers grab the hair I had not had in over 30 years and jerk my head back. I smelled more diesel. I grabbed the edge of the desk to keep from losing my balance.
Holding on to the desk, I noticed my mind's eye was playing the little boy's face like a movie. The camera panned in. His little boy face filled my consciousness like I was watching from the front row. He was about four or five years old with long dirty blonde hair. His face looked familiar from a dream.
Then, another slapping pain turned my last good cheek. Losing my balance, I fell ass first to the floor.
Out the window, from on my ass, I watched the traffic light turn green. I heard the truck lurch into gear, rev it's engine then drive away. As it rumbled off into the distance my equilibrium returned.
Muttering my life sucked I gently shook my head and felt for damage. Just my non-existent pride. I got myself vertical, yet once again; feeling a distinct twinge of anxiety.
I looked out the window but the little boy was gone. An FDNY ambulance took his place, it's siren jarring me back to reality. I closed the blinds and got under the blanket. I never did really get back to sleep that night. Or ever since. Part II - Unhappily Ever Since Sad as I can be Hear me willow and weep for me... -Billie I keep seeing a little boy under the tree... - me
The first thing I want to say is that I keep waking up for decades at exactly 3:33 am.
It's the exact time my decrepit birth certificate claims I was introduced to this world. Can't say why, but ever since digital clocks became a thing, I'm up more often than not to witness 3:33 am transpire. Never remember it happening before digital.
One of my friends recently told me it was an angel number. I don't know anything about angels. Never met one. But I for sure have met some demons in my day. In fact. you might say I was born of demon mother, and I might not be offended. Back to my birth certificate. I was born and yes, still live in Brooklyn, New York. There were gaps but it's my home.
I moved to this particular apartment building a few months after 9/11. I had moved in with a woman at the tail end of doing a romantic nickel, but that fell apart like Madoff, Abramoff or Fuckoff, and she married another dude a year later. So, there in 2002, I and my faithful golden retriever, Spenser, found ourselves, for the very first time, on our own. And, we liked it.
Like I mentioned, Spenser and I lived diagonal to a community garden that fronts a big and beautiful weeping willow tree. I felt an immediate kinship as my favorite book as a child had been, "The Giving Tree" and that's what she reminded me of; only more beautiful.
There will be more about the tree. Anyway, the tree and I dwell in an old part of south Brooklyn called Park Slope, infamous for being the stomping grounds of a young Al Capone, and, believe it or not, young me.
That was a long time ago. Things have changed a lot since Al and I, were separately roaming the streets of Park Slope, looking for adventure and whatever came our way. I came up in the day when if you cried your mother would give you something to cry about. And, not going to lie, I cried a lot. I don't remember my dad that much.
I remember he was a hippie. I remember he had a big beard and moustache and long hair. I remember his denim jacket was always cold, smelling like weed and cigarettes. I remember he gave me, "The Giving Tree" and taught me how to read it. And then, I remember he was; gone. Just. Gone.
I also remember my mother. I remember her never talking much. I remember her just smelling like hair spray, cigarettes and instant coffee with sour milk. I never was able to drink milk, not even as a child, and to this very day just the sight of a milk carton turns my stomach to acid.
I lived alone with the old lady about half a mile from where I live now. Yeah, in over thirty years I made it a whole thirteen blocks. Like I said, my pride was non-existent these days unless I was sitting on it. Another, weird thing besides waking up at 3:33 am is I have a lot of memory lapses. It has been getting worse the last few years. Especially, since old Spenser had a seizure in my arms back on the 9/11 of '09. He was fifteen and my best friend. I'd always loved dogs. But after losing Spenser, I couldn't quite remember things right all the time.
Sometimes, it was little things. Like did I turn off the stove or lock the front door. Other times, it was deep things, like did the telephone repair man try to do something to me when I was five and left home alone. Like did I pull a kitchen knife on him before he scampered out like a thief in the night; scared he'd be caught by my screams for Batman? Did I remember my mother having strange guests over late at night? Did I remember being locked in my room? I just couldn't remember anymore.
I had taken to obsessively keeping lists. But you can't put ghost-busting on a list, can you? And that was my real problem. Ever since, the May Flower Moon the haunting just kept rinsing and repeating. Eat edibles, Nyquil, and Advil PM and still wake up at 3:33am. Smell diesel. Wave of nausea. Little boy in garden. Little boy crying. Little boy pointing at something. Little boy looking up at me. Little boy. Little boy. Little boy.
By last Friday, I was a mess.
My work is suffering. I am too embarrassed to tell my aunt or besties I see a little boy. They already think I am weird enough and last thing I need is a wellness check.
To remain scientific, I have continued my daytime visits to the garden whenever it is open. Everything seems so lovely in the day. I even brought the new woman I am seeing. She fell in love with the tree at first sight. The flowers are gorgeous. And the roses; so mesmerizing. Even the fish in the koi pond are happy. But at night. Something isn't right. ...Weeping willow tree Weeping sympathy Bend your branches down along the ground and cover me Listen to me plead Hear me willow and weep for me...
My new friend at work I mentioned, who told me about angel numbers, asked me recently if something was bothering me. She told me when we met, she is in the midst of a spiritual awakening.
Part of it includes awakening every morning to read the Tarot cards and commune with who, or what, she calls, "spirit".
I cracked and told her about the little boy under the tree. She didn't bat an eye. She told me spirit wants something from me. I didn't know what to say to that so I just left it alone. I guess I'm afraid what if she's right. And what if I don't like what, "spirit" wants?
Last night was Saturday. I had a dream.
That night I dreamed about a collie I had when I was a very young boy right after my dad split. Her name was Pearl. I had found her on the street on my block and for some inexplicable reason had been allowed to keep her.
Not long after, one hot summer day in Prospect Park, when my mother was going to give me something to cry about, Pearl suddenly ran down the hill she was frolicking on, making a wide sweeping arc that screamed, "ride or die, full throttle, and damn the fucking torpedoes," it's trajectory directly between my mother's legs. Fur overcame flesh just in the nick before I was given something to cry about.
Instead, I laughed.
I laughed so fucking hysterically at the sight of her on the grass, on her ass; smug look gone with the wind; replaced by an expression seething red menace that would have been McCarthy's wet dream.
And, like the little boy at 3:33 am, Pearl's eyes met mine. She seemed to nod her collie head, as if she were acknowledging that, yes, she was the best dog and don't you forget it. I didn't cry much for a while after that till I came home from school and Pearl was gone. Just gone. To some farm I was told. Where she could be happier. So, I guess I did get something to cry about after all.
And then last night I had a dream.
Part III - It weeps for me?
I dreamed of Peter Pan and buried treasure. I dreamed of Stove Stop stuffing and commercials loud enough to drown out a breech birth. I dreamed of Spider-Man letting Uncle Ben's killer go free. I dreamed of being American. I dreamed of Watergate, the fall of the Berlin wall, 9/11 and watching people jump out windows to avoid burning to death out the window of my office.
I dreamed of Iraq and Afghanistan and George Floyd and Covid and never-ending cycles of boom and bust. I dreamed of a golden carrot on what started out as a stick but soon morphed into what I realized was a branch. A long flowing beautiful branch covered in red. A branch that hung low. It swayed along the ground, swayed above my head and there I was.
I was in the garden. Under the tree. I felt drops of warm dew caressing my face. I was about to reach up to caress the tree. My tree. I noticed I was wearing pajamas. Not the black satin jammies I had been wearing for decades but old footie pajamas. They were Star Trek pajamas. With three golden rings on the cuffs and a trap door.
A drop of dew fell in my eye. I wiped it away and looked at my hand. It was red. Red with blood. My Mickey Mouse watch involuntarily color-coordinated with the blood. It appeared to be just after 3:30 am.
Suddenly, a dog appeared. It was Pearl. Then another, it was Spenser. They jammed their snouts into my flannel covered crotch. I pet them both and noticed my tears mixing with the dewy blood drops turning them a soft pink under the moonlight.
"Good boy. Good girl." I said.
"Hi," a voice I recognized but couldn't place said.
I looked around. And there, was, the little boy. And, in his hand was Grover.
"Hi," I heard myself say.
"Who's the dog?" he said.
"That's Pearl. And this is Spenser." I answered.
"I know Pearl, silly. She's my dog," then, "Hi, Spenser."
Spenser left my crotch for the little boy's. They went together like peanut butter and sandwiches.
"Where are your parents?" I heard myself ask.
"Dad left. Mom told me to stay here until she comes back."
"When was that?" I asked.
The little boy shrugged then, "Been a while I guess," and he started to cry. Spenser got agitated and started to whine. I approached. I went to put my hand on the boy's shoulder and he jumped.
"Hey, it's okay." I took my hand back.
He looked up at me. Then he said, "You want to see something?
I said, "Yes."
The little boy fished around in his pajamas and pulled out something, it looked like a piece of rolled up construction paper secured with a red ribbon that matched the bloody dew drops.
He un-scrolled it then solemnly showed it to me.
It appeared to be a child's treasure map. That ended in the garden. Only it wasn't a garden. It said, "JUNK YARD" and there was a big X next to the corner of the rectangle the words were written in. I looked down at him.
"There's no junk yard here, son," I said.
The little boy looked away from Spenser and up at me. Pearl ran to his side. I felt six eyes on me.
"That's what you think," he said
A moment later there was the loud cracking of fireworks being detonated. I awoke in my bed. Fumbling for my glasses, I found them, dropped them, cursed, then almost stepped on them. I finally got them where they belonged thinking I needed to use the bathroom. I glanced at the digital clock on my desk. 3:33 am. Again.
I ran to the window to look out. But, unlike every other time for the past month, the boy was not in residence. He was gone. Just. Gone.
Part IV - The is The End Gone my lovely dreams To weep my tears along the stream Sad as I can be Hear me willow and weep for me
This was fucking ridiculous. I am sane. I am not mad. I'd been reading, "The Giving Tree," too much. Spending too much time alone working from home. Maybe I just needed to get away. Take a trip somewhere.
I realized getting back to sleep was going to be impossible. So, I went into the kitchen and made a pot of tea. No milk.
Back at my desk, my "SHIT. FUCK. DAMN." glass mug of tea firmly in hand, I took a deep breath. There was no point in giving myself a heart attack. Maybe it was just anxiety. Maybe panic attacks. I had dated lots of neurotic women. That could be it. Maybe some Lexapro and I'd be good as new. I decided to check my email.
A woman I used to date from Queens and stayed friends with had sent me a link entitled, "Birth of a community garden." It was video to my garden. Before it was a garden. Over forty years ago. It was a decrepit vacant lot filled with dead cars and refuse and apparently had been a neighborhood drug bazaar. Like I said, things have changed a lot since Al and I were young as springtime.
By the time I moved back you would have never known what things had used to look like. Spray painted signs that read, "NO DRUGS SOLD HERE!
" and the like. Just like the Batman, Dark Knight, the 80s were a time when Urban Renewal was striking back. And before you could say, "corruption at City Hall," there was fecund soil where once had stood God knows what.
It gave me hope that humanity wasn't so bad. Maybe I had just been going through a tough time. Maybe I should quit while I am ahead and get a good night's rest. So, I closed the blinds and went to bed. Why I am never sleeping again
That night I dreamed I was part of the junk yard's saviors. Hauling out decades of festering trash and replacing it with good old Mother Earth. A whole community coming together to commune with nature. I felt myself smile.
All day we hoed the rows. The fecundity of the soil filling my nostrils. There was food and laughter and soon day turned to night. One by one all the gardeners left into the dusk. Soon I stood alone next to a young woman. She held a green army duffle bag. And two shovels.
"You look like a big, strong man. They're going to be planting a weeping willow tree here soon. But first, I wanted to leave the earth a special gift to grow up with the tree. This time I think we should give to the tree. Won't you help me?"
I felt a passing twinge of disgust. I rubbed my upper lip with the back of my hand and thought I smelled the faint smell of diesel. I heard myself say, "Hand me a shovel."
An hour later I had fulfilled the lady's request to deposit the duffel bag deep within the new garden's soil. She lit a cigarette I recognized. She blew some smoke in my face and it smelled like sour milk.
"Ever read a boy and his dog?" she asked.
"This is the opposite," she said. I smelled the diesel again and then remembered no more.
This morning I awoke feeling none too swell. I got my glasses on without dropping them for a change then sort of hobbled to the kitchen area to make some tea. I opened the blinds and there was my weeping willow tree. Swaying gently in the Sunday early June overcast chill.
Implacable. Inscrutable. True to it's nature. The day was gray as a widow's anniversary.
Well, there's always tea, I thought, ever the optimist. And then I dropped my, "SHIT. FUCK. DAMN." mug on my foot, simultaneously battering and scalding it. I let out a yelp.
Then, mouth agape, I smelled the diesel waft in the window by the fire escape. The window, where, leaning against the fire escape's stairs I witnessed something that froze my blood and tested my aging bladder.
I spied two shovels and an empty duffle bag.
I wonder what spirit will have to say about that? Gone my lovely dreams To weep my tears along the stream Sad as I can be Hear me willow and weep for me Willow Weep For Me?
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2023.06.05 05:19 imtheguy1990 Worse than divorce…
I got divorced a year ago, after an 11 year marriage. I was devastated at first, but realized it was for the best. I took about a year to get to discover myself after that and then decided that it wasn’t what I wanted to be alone, so I downloaded a few dating apps, without many expectations figuring what the heck.
I matched with a lady on Stir, one that’s made for parents. After chatting for a day on there we traded numbers, and talked on the phone that night. This was the beginning of January. We constantly everyday texted, and several times a week would talk on the phone. This girl checked all the boxes that I was looking for and more. She had a difficult past, but who the heck doesn’t? We didn’t even meet in person, despite my asking, for about 3 months. It wasn’t until she started having a bad custody dispute with the father of her kids, and the kids went to their dads for a while. She called me up crying and said she needed my support, so I got a sitter for mine and got there to be there for her. Other complications I can’t quite go into, but I was there for her that night. Nothing inappropriate, we walked around Home Depot, and then got dinnedrinks. She did kiss me, but that’s as far as it went as I knew she was emotionally distraught.
We continued talking, after that. Her kids were then with their dad in a different state. One Friday she said she wanted to do something, so I took her on a date to a restaurant she had mentioned she wanted to go to Downtown. After, I went to take her home, and she asked to go back to my place, so we stopped and got a bottle of wine, and headed back. We talked for hours, sipping on wine. She looked at me and said she decided she wanted to stay, and kissed me, and we got intimate. After, we stayed up and listened to the music we were both into for hours. She stayed the night. The next morning after sleeping in I took her home. After a few hours she texted me and asked me to pick her back up and wanted to spend more time with me. So we spent the iight at my place again. The next day I took her home again. She texted me till the next day, Monday, and then went silent.
I heard from her that late night (3am) where she told me that her mom (who she was living with) kicked her out and she went to a hotel. I couldn’t get out of my head why she hadn’t just come back to my place… but it’s her prerogative so whatever. Then she proceeded to not talk to me until Friday when I asked her how her week went. She texted me back saying how she wasn’t ready for a relationship, which must seem confusing because of last weekend, and all she wanted to be was friends. I was super disappointed, but loved her as a person, so I said sure. This was the middle of April.
We got together and went on walks, went to restaurants that week as friends. I’m happy for the companionship. That Friday she had agreed to go to a work even with me as my +1, and she still went, as a friend. After, we ended up at a bar and may have gotten drunk and she gave me a gummy, so we were high as well. She said that even though she told me that we could only be friends, she didn’t want to say never would it be a relationship, and she still had feelings for me. It lit a fire in my heart. That evening we got an Uber back to my place (she was too far gone to go back to her moms) and she ended up sleeping in me bed and snuggling me all night. Nothing sexual. That next morning she thanked me and said how nice it was to feel cared for by someone else. I took her home that morning.
Over the next few weeks we met each others kids, going to the zoo, out to eat, and to a trampoline park. It was amazing. I even met her mom, and gave her mom a gift to give her on Mother’s Day. I got a text on Mother’s Day saying thank you and how amazing I was and how I didn’t have to do it. I know I didn’t have to, but I wanted to show her that someone appreciated her for being a mom.
The next day she all of a sudden was on a trip with a “friend” in a city a few hours away. No big deal, I was just surprised since she hadn’t mentioned it to be two days before where we were together. The next day, still with the “friend” in a couple other cities. Third day another one. Some things clicked and I asked her if she was vacationing with her ex-fiancé. She said she was, and they had been talking about what it would be like to be back together for the last month… she’s even going to Hawaii with him in a few weeks…
She then proceeded to tell me that I was too sweet for her. How she only ever viewed me as a friend. How she never even considered us as being together…FUCK. It messed me up. I had that glimmer that was shattered. I can’t get over this girl. I had fallen for her. I loved her. I met her kids and loved them. My kids loved her. Now she’s moving back to another state with her old fiancée. I never even felt suicidal when I went through a divorce, but I have several times. It sucks. It’s been 3 weeks and I’m barley feeling better. I sent her a text 2 weeks in and am pretty sure she blocked me.
I’m devastated. I can’t help but think I’ll never find someone like her again. I feel like I have so much love to give, and no one is ever going to want it. I just want someone to love me like I love them. I feel useless. I know I’m not, but it’s how it feels. I’m in therapy, I do everything recommended by people. I still feel like shit. Why do people have to suck so much? 😞
This wasn’t all the details of the story obviously, but felt the need to vent. And even this was long. What the hell do I do…?
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2023.06.05 04:49 SamuraiUX Hogwarts Legacy + Persona 5 = Much Better
I'm grateful for the fact that Hogwarts Legacy gives me something I've always wanted: the coziness and good feelings of being in Hogwarts and the surrounding area. It's beautiful.
That being said, it misses the mark on so many OTHER things I've always wanted in a Wizarding World game, and I realized that somehow many of them were solved by/done better in Persona 5, of all things. If Hogwarts Legacy had merged it's storyline/graphics with some of Persona's systems, the game would be mind-blowingly good.
Daytime Management: I hate that you have the quest "Attend Herbology" all day and all night for as many days as you leave it there. It feels fake and unrealistic and takes me out of the immersive experience. One thing Persona did great is that it structured your school day such that you had to attend classes during the morning/afternoon, and it gave you the opportunity to work jobs on certain hours and on certain days. It had a "sims" element to it that I think really would've benefitted Hogwarts: Legacy. Another idea, rather than the structured "you have to be in class" format that Persona offers would be to simply have a day with a live clock: Herbology is at 10am, e.g., and you're welcome to skip it and go adventure instead if you like -- but you miss that class' lesson and might get a talking to when you get back. That way it really has the feeling of attending classes, going to lunch with friends, attending clubs after school, and for God's sake -- sleeping every night in your bed!! It felt obvious to me that we'd wake up most mornings in our bedroom and leave via our common room. Sure, some nights we might be up late, or out in the wild, or somewhere away from the castle entirely, but I felt un-immersed (is that a word?) that we could just stay up 24 hours a day, for 2000 days on end, and rarely have to return to our bedroom.
Companions: How did Persona do better at this than Hogwarts: Legacy? We can go on a few adventures with a few students/professors, but often they won't otherwise talk to you or interact with you, and you may never see some of them again. I'd much prefer the "Confidante" system from Persona in which there are many teachers/students/non-Hogwarts people you might meet, and by choosing to spend more time with them (maybe, choosing to take them on a quest with you), you "level up" with them, increasing certain bonuses when travelling with them as a friend (one friend is great at potions! Another negotiates better prices in Hogsmeade! Etc). This means that some characters may remain unexplored and others might attain "best friend" status... but it's a little more under your control (and adds to replayability).
One random complaint that isn't a Persona comparison, necessarily: the world feels really superficial and un-lived in at times. When you eat a handful of nuts or an apple, it's... really unsatsifying. Nuts go flying randomly out of the bowl and we're to assume our character has eaten some. It feels very 2002 PS2-level graphics when they could've taken the extra time to put a hand to their mouth, show them with full cheeks, saying "Mmm!", etc. One of my favorite feelings in the books was reading about their great feasts and midnight snacks, and that whole feeling was lost and incredibly superficial in the game. Not to mention the lack of available conversations or interactions with a world full of people during the days and nights... here, I think of Witcher III which felt incredibly bustling, alive, and lived-in.
I recognize that no game can be everything (except Witcher III, which is near-perfect)(oh, and Persona 5 Royal, which is near-perfect)... but I would've loved it if Hogwarts: Legacy had pulled off a game that was likewise near-perfect in that way that makes it an unimpeachable classic. For you angry apologists, I totally get that CD Projekt Red got to make Witchers I and II and that Atlus got to make Personas prior to producing such excellent products... so I of course have hope for future improvements! But the game felt a bit flat for me, and I wanted so many more feelings of comfort, fun, thrill, and comeradeship from this game than it gave me -- despite being really beautiful, points there for sure.
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2023.06.05 04:29 Tangou-888 The Hoax Story of Remarkable Testimony of a Buddhist monk in Myanmar (Burma) (Part II)
| || |Dear All NDE Fans, I was alerted and requested by someone in a responsible position to check for the authenticity of the story behind this posting. After speaking to and exchanging Emails with Myanmar (Burmese) monks as well as fellow Myanmar Buddhism experts in many countries, I am 100% confident that this NDE story is completely fictitious. The reasons are given below. (1) All Burmese experts said they had never heard of the story about this Myanmar Buddhist monk before. (2) There is also no reports either in Burma or outside Burma of mass defection of Myanmar Buddhist Monks to join the Christian Church. (3) The monk in the story said he became a novice at the age of 18. It is rather unusual as most boys Burmese boys join the monastic life at younger age than 18. (4) At the age of 19, he became a monk. This is also unusual as the entry age for becoming a fully ordained monk is 20. (There is one exception when one considers the foetal life while in the mother's womb) (5) U Zadila, also known as 'Kyar Ni Kan Sayadaw' was described as probably the most famous Buddhist Teacher of the time. That is disputable. Venerable Kyar Ni Kan Sayadaw was indeed well known and very popular as public speaker and preacher. But he was not regarded as the most distinguished monk academically and intellectually. (6) The monk said 'Kyar Ni Kan Sayadaw' died in a car crash in 1983 . In fact Sayadaw died in Myanmar Era 1339 = about 1977. There was a 6 years discrepancy which is unacceptable as the monk said he studied under him. He should know the exact year when his teacher died. And that 1977 was also the year when he became a monk. This fact alone is enough to brand the story as a fake or invention. (7) He said he was given a new name of 'U Nata Pannita Ashinthuriya' when he entered the monastery. In Burma, the title 'shin' was used for the novice. 'U' was never used for a novice. (8) The monk's new name itself was unusual nor unheard of, according to the monks I consulted. (9) Doctors diagnosed Malaria and Yellow fever. Actually the Yellow Fever was not known to exist in Burma. (10) To recover completely after very severe malaria is most unusual especially after being discharged to die. (11) To regain Life after the body started to decay (decompose) is impossible according to conventional medical thinking. There are other discrepancies regarding his actual NDE. But there is no need to dig deeper. It is a complete FICTION. It is very regrettable that a Christian Church was reported to be involved in creating this dishonest practice. We expect 'James' to say something about our findings. He is the one who reported the story to the world media. After reading his various postings to this forum, I believe that he is either a priest or a serious Christian. We welcome his reply as well as the communication from the Church authorities who wrote the Introduction to this fictitious story and published in their regular bulletin. Best wishes to all, Melvin, [email protected]... ___________________________________________________ http://www.ccgm.org.au/Articles/ARTICLE-0102.htm Note: The old link was no longer there so try this link instead http://www.christianfaith.com/lookout/the-tale-of-the-resurrected-monk Resurrected Burmese Monk Story Revisited During the year 2000, numerous emails circulated on the Internet passing on the dramatic story: ‘BACK FROM THE DEAD The Remarkable Testimony of a Buddhist monk in Myanmar (Burma) who came back to life a changed man!’ With CCG Ministries’ involvement in Asia, including Myanmar, we were very interested in this story and its authenticity. It was brought to ‘life’ on the Internet through the promotion of a Christian missionary organization then called, Asian Minorities Outreach, later changing its name to: Asia Harvest, headquartered in Texas, USA, and operating from Thailand. Its Director, Paul Hatthaway, has written several books, including ‘The Heavenly Man’. For quite some time the ‘resurrected Buddhist monk’ story appeared on the front page of the organisation’s website. Then the actual story was removed from their website, but a remaining reference to it encouraged people to request a copy of the story by email. The following explanation for the change, was given by the group at the time: ‘A Quick Note: We have been asked by many people why this testimony is no longer available on our website. We were ordered to remove the story by the government of Singapore, who had apparently received complaints from Buddhists. As our website is housed in Singapore at the moment, we didn’t have much choice.’ AMO/Asia Harvest introduced the story with the following introduction: ‘The story that follows is simply a translation of a taped testimony from a man with a life-changing story. It is not an interview or a biography, but simply the words from the man himself. Different people react in different ways when they hear this story. Some are inspired, some skeptical, a few will mock and ridicule, while some others have even been filled with rage and anger, convinced these words are the ravings of a mad man or an elaborate deception. Some Christians have opposed the story simply because the radical and miraculous events described herein do not fit their feeble image of an Almighty God.’ We were concerned with the above wording and commented in our 2001 report that it was interesting to note the approach they took in the introduction. Anyone who questioned the story would immediately be labelled as a sceptic, a mocker or ridiculer, someone filled with rage and anger, or worse a Christian whose concept of God is feeble and who does not believe that an Almighty God can be radical and perform miracles. This could be seen by some as a form of bullying and intimidation to dismiss any form of thought and questioning of the story. It is not a healthy or biblical approach to dealing with questions about such a dramatic story, nor does it encourage people to use their minds. The resurrected monk’s story was quite a dramatic tale and it has impressed many people. It was even reported in the well-known Christian Singaporean magazine: IMPACT (June/July 2000, p.45). It continued to be circulated and passed on through emails for some time. But was it true? If it was, it SHOULD be circulated - whatever the consequences. But what if it was NOT true? Should it then continue to be circulated never-the-less? We believe not! It should be noted that there have been several versions of the story circulating. One version, which was circulating in March and April of 2000, began with an ‘Extract’: ‘Myanmar: Buddhist monk raised from the dead - 300 monks turn to Jesus. “In 1998, a Buddhist monk died. A few days later, his funeral was held, at which he was to be cremated. From the smell, it was obvious that his body had started to decompose - he was very clearly dead!” according to the report from missions agency Asian Minorities Outreach. “We have attempted to verify this report which reached us from a number of sources, and are now convinced that it is accurate,” they write. Hundreds of monks and relatives of the dead man attended the funeral. Just as the body was about to be burned, the dead monk suddenly sat up, shouting ‘It’s a lie! I saw our ancestors burning and being tortured in some sort of fire. I also saw Buddha and many other Buddhist holy men. They were all in a sea of fire!’ ‘We must listen to the Christians,’ he continued emphatically, ‘they’re the only ones who know the truth!’ The events shocked the whole region. Over 300 monks became Christians and started to study the Bible. The resurrected man continued to warn everyone to believe in Jesus, because he is the only true God. Tapes of the monk’s report were distributed throughout Myanmar. The Buddhist hierarchy and the government were soon alarmed, and they arrested the monk. He has not been seen since and it is feared that he was killed to keep him silent. It is now a serious crime to listen to the tapes, because the government wants to dampen the sensation.’ On Sunday 19th November 2000, CCG Ministries’ Director, Adrian van Leen, interviewed and spoke with a man who claimed to be the ‘resurrected’ Paul in a hotel function room in Yangon in the company of four Myanmar Christian leaders. 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Our detailed review of the interview with the man claiming to be Paul, the ‘resurrected’ monk, was published as a report, sent to Asia Harvest, and placed on our website. After emailing a copy of the report, we also sent a ‘hard’ copy of the TACL containing the printed article, to Asia Harvest. In the latter part of 2003 we received the following email from Asia Harvest: Greetings! I’m sure you will remember our communications a year or two back regarding the story of the Buddhist monk in Myanmar who came back to life. We were the ones who first had his testimony translated and published on our website. Then you travelled to Myanmar and met with a man regarding this story. Your graphic report of that interview, his seemingly unstable mind and completely inconsistent testimony left us with no option but to withdraw the story from our website and offer our deep apologies. The last thing we want to do is discredit the name of our Lord Jesus by publishing any story that is untrue. I wrote to you of our intentions and you accurately reported, [After Asia Harvest received a copy of this report they removed all references to the story from their website and stopped sending out email transcripts of the claimed resurrection account. They will be making some statement regarding their initial endorsement of the story. When this is available we will gladly append it to this report.] However, when we received your magazine article which carried a picture of the man you interviewed, we showed it to two Burmese pastors who met the original “Paul” in Myanmar and they immediately said this was the wrong man! Later a missionary who lives here in Thailand but who works in Myanmar also said the man you interviewed looks nothing like the monk, being much younger. More information since has revealed that there are actually three or four different people in Myanmar who claim they were monks who rose from the dead! Our contacts in Yangon (Rangoon) say that two of these are completely untrustworthy men, with little evidence of a genuine conversion to Christ. One of these is the young man you interviewed. No wonder his birth-date and other key facts were different from the testimony we published - it was not the same person! It almost seems that Satan sent along these counterfeits with false testimonies and a poor witness in order to discredit the original testimony. Can we absolutely guarantee the story we published is true - of course not. Only God and the person involved can know what happened in such a story. We stated this when we first released the transcript of his testimony. But as far as can be verified, we have yet to be convinced that this testimony is false. We have been told it now seems likely that the monk Paul was killed. He was in hiding for more than 12 months and has not been heard of since. Another ex-monk who lives in Shan State, who also converted to Christ through miraculous circumstances is also being hunted by the authorities in a bid to silence him. In the interests of fairness, would you be willing to publish our comments in this email with the story that is on your website? God bless you, Asia Harvest Unfortunately, this update from Asia Harvest still fails to answer many of the questions and issues CCG Ministries raised in our report initially. Our report had already acknowledged that there were several people in Myanmar (Burma) claiming to be the ‘resurrected’ monk: Further complications have arisen with this whole saga. According to the beliefs of some people in Myanmar (or some with friends and/or relatives in Myanmar), several different people supposedly, or apparently, are claiming to be the resurrected Buddhist monk - at least an older man and a not-so-balanced young man. Even if we completely remove the questionable ‘Paul’ interviewed by CCG Ministries’ Director and several Myanmar Pastors, we are still left with serious questions about the whole story anyway. These were made clear in our 2001 report and remain unanswered by the recent comments from Asia harvest. Apart from the contradictions made by [the suspect] Paul in front of witnesses, there are still serious questions about the content of his [the ‘original ‘Paul’] supposed visions or visit to hell and heaven, as well as questions about editorial comments made by Asian Minorities Outreach/Asia Harvest. AMO/Asia Harvest has made statements about Paul being radically transformed and having a 180-degree shift in his life, and him continuing to be a fearless witness for Christ, of him being persecuted, scorned by family, friends and colleagues, and facing death for his unwillingness to compromise. But some Myanmar Christian leaders have asked (as we do also) on what do they base this, apart from his say so [or the say-so of unnamed pastors whose comments seem in clear conflict with that of the majority of pastors – especially from known established churches and denominations]? What evidence do they have? Statements that [the ‘original’] Paul had been arrested and imprisoned - probably several times, not seen since, and that it was feared that he had been killed to keep him silent - are all highly emotive. While claims of imprisonment in such a situation are plausible and even probable, they remain unsubstantiated. AMO/Asia Harvest has stated that the story was first told them by several Burmese church leaders, and that since being initially told they ‘have attempted to verify this report which reached us from a number of sources, and are now convinced that it is accurate.’ IMPACT Magazine reported that a spokesman for AMO/Asia Harvest stated: ‘We believe it to be true as there are many witnesses to these events.’ CCG Ministries’ Director, Adrian van Leen, before, especially during, and after his visit to Myanmar in November 2000, [and subsequent visits in 2001 and 2002] has spoken to a number of [numerous] Myanmar Christian leaders - including a number who are involved in inter-church/inter-denominational work, as well as leaders of several denominations. He spoke with leaders from Yangon and across Myanmar who attended a conference in Bago, and also Christian leaders in Mandalay and a regional township. Many of these leaders from across varying denominations had contact with other Christian leaders across the country. No one was able to give ANY form of authentication to the story. A number of leaders, including those who had been in Christian leadership in Mandalay, knew of no evidence to confirm any part of the story. Some of the Myanmar Christian leaders would very much like to know who the ‘several Burmese church leaders’ are that AMO/Asia Harvest refers to as their sources for this story. In fact, it was pointed out very clearly that, had the story been true, especially had there been a number of Buddhist monks converted to Christianity - especially as many as 300 and very much so if there were as many as 7,000 - the news would have spread rapidly. While the government-controlled media might have tried to suppress such news - the Christians and churches (particularly in the Mandalay area) would not have been able - nor have wanted to - suppress such news. It would have spread rapidly and widely through the churches. The Buddhist community would also have spread the story - though for different reasons. The claim that ’there are many witnesses to these events’ is also disputed by Myanmar Christian leaders, who have stated that they had never met anyone who had been a direct primary witness - nor anyone who had personally met a direct witness to these events… The reality is that in Myanmar itself no one has been able to find any witnesses or any evidence whatever, to support the story of the resurrected Paul. It was also pointed out that [the ‘original’] Paul’s claim to have seen Aung San, the revolutionary leader of Myanmar (father of current opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi) in hell ‘because he persecuted and killed Christians, but mostly because he didn’t believe in Jesus Christ’ was completely without foundation. He is a well known figure in Burmese/Myanmar thinking and history - and there is no evidence at all that he persecuted any Christians, let alone killed any. AMO/Asia Harvest has invited ‘Christian believers to judge it [Paul’s resurrection story] according to Scripture.’
As one senior Myanmar pastor pointed out, the story and description of hell given by Paul, is itself contrary to Scripture. Paul’s story is also in conflict with the story Jesus told in the account of the rich man and the beggar, Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31). When carefully examined it is also in conflict with the comments of the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 15 - in particular where that Paul was able to name eye witnesses to the resurrection of Christ - and acknowledged at the time that some were still living - in other words, he was able to produce witnesses who could testify to the authenticity of his claims. Pastors in Myanmar are still asking for real evidence and living witnesses to the claimed miracle with whom they can discuss and verify the story. So far, the story’s authenticity remains with the claims made by Asia Harvest. The story of the ‘resurrected Paul’ is known throughout much of Myanmar - and his tape has circulated (in several versions). Hardly anyone in Myanmar - especially amongst Christian leaders - has accepted or believed the story. There is just nothing to back it up. Far from the ‘resurrected monk’ story providing a ‘fearless and faithful witness to Jesus Christ, whose testimony is converting Buddhists, strengthening the church or bringing glory to God’s name’, Myanmar pastor have told our Director that it has brought fear and suspicion to many Christians in the country. We concluded our 2001 report with the comment: Whatever the truth behind this sad saga, most Christians, and most pastors and church leaders in Myanmar, are not taking this story seriously and see little value in it for the growth of the Christian community in that country. From the evidence we have been able to examine, including the claims and content of the story itself, and all the discussions with Pastors and others in Myanmar, we believe it would have been wiser for the story not to have been published and circulated. We believe that ‘miracle stories’ which cannot be adequately substantiated ought to be treated with caution – especially if those stories, or significant parts of those stories, do not conform to Scripture. Lives continue to be changed by the resurrected and living Jesus Christ – sometimes dramatically, sometimes quietly – the substance of those changed lives are quiet miracles that are often clear and undisputed. They continue to honour Christ and encourage others.
Burmese \"Paul\" as in the story
2023.06.05 03:47 the-radio_doll how the treats asexuality \ sex in general
(HI I DONT POST MUCH OR USE THIS SITE MUCH SO, SORRY IF THIS POST IS ALL OVER THE PLACE ⚠️ALSO SPOILERS⚠️) ok so I am a cis gender women asexual( sex repulsed ) lesbian virgin. I’m rewatching greys right now and I made it to the private practice pilot too parter type thing and this guy can’t have sex with his life to witch I was like “oh maybe he’s ace or has trauma” no, he’s sick his wife is frustrated and she has every right to be she entered a marriage well sex was a given but and this is a problem in both greys and PP (idk about station) they talk about not having sex as this horrible unimaginable tragedy like how they act like someone can’t live without sex and it’s just SO gross to me.
Like when they found out April was a virgin (witch is fine people are virgins for MANY reasons religion anxiety trauma ) they were ALL such dicks about it making fun of her and when she had sex with Jackson (her first time) she FREAKED OUT and objectified Jackson
trust me I thought like they did to and extent before I knew being asexual was a thing but when I found out (thanks vivziepop) but this show was written by adults who are very inclusive to the LGBTQ+ community and that makes me very happy it helped me figure out who I am but sex IS NOT an end all be all for a relationship not to me at least sure I might try it once cause I’m curious but not anyone will may ace people are content being virgins their whole life and that’s fine.
another example the women with the orgys and they talked about how. Great (sounds like torture to me but arlos tell me how you feel)the speech she gave Izzy really resonated with me (random arousal is a thing with ace people) about how she wanted them when she WANTED them not all the time randomly at church driving.
Another example the openness about sex no, sex is not something to be ashamed of but they’re all oddly open about it maybe it the sex repulsed in me . and at the same time the shows are very negative about hyper sexuality ie cooper mark yes they sleep around a lot but I don’t thinks that very bad also long as there upfront about their intentions (witch mark is not but Cooper goes on sex sites with is pretty upfront to me )and safe
So to conclude some suggestions to introducing being asexual maybe have a patient come in for carina a pregnant cis women who is ace and when carina acts about her sexual history she’ll say she has none and was impregnated by IVF and she spends the episode explaining asexuality to carina and an intern (I don’t know how IVF works so this might not be accurate )
Please tell me your ideas and give me the Arlo perspective or any other perspectives
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2023.06.05 03:31 _Deadite_ ISO family vacation ideas for 25th anniversary
Hi all, My wife and I are in search of vacation ideas for our 25th wedding anniversary in early May. We have a younger kiddo who will be 11 by then. We also have grandma in her late 60's with mobility concerns that will tag along and likely pay her own way. We live in central US (think KC area). We would like to keep budget under $10k of possible.
We would love to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but we're not too adventurous. We'd like to have fun, but can't keep up with the kiddo on rollercoasters. We are foodies, love shopping, want the kid to experience a beach for the first time and have some fun things to do.
Ideas we had were California (Disneyland), and Hawaii (Aulani - disney resort). But we're both wondering if there are other options available. We're not averse to international travel. Any recommendations? Should I seek out a travel agent or try to organize things myself?
Thanks in advance!
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2023.06.05 03:26 joshuastarlight Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds Live Music Video (Aloha From Hawaii, Live in Honolulu, 1973) Rhythm Section Gatlinburg TN Record Store Music & Movies Since 1978 Dolly Parton Country Sevier County USA :) Intergalactic Radio Station wwwrhythmsectiongatlinburgcom
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2023.06.05 03:16 Diamond4Hands4Ever 2023 Post-Deadline Mock Draft with Explanations
1 Spurs: Victor Wembanyama
2 Hornets: Brandon Miller
3 Blazers (or another team): Scoot Henderson: If Scoot is still available at #3, the Blazers should trade this pick on draft night for a more established player. However, if they cannot do that, they have to still take Scoot. The fit would be weird, but as the clear BPA, he can be traded later on for an All-Star (similar to Tyrese Haliburton and Kevin Johnson).
4 Rockets: Amen Thompson
5 Pistons: Jarace Walker: Most mock drafts have Cam Whitmore here. However, I think Walker fits better with Cade/Ivey since he is a better defender, passer, and more versatile than Whitmore.
6 Magic: Ausar Thompson
7 Pacers: Taylor Hendricks: I’ve had him in the top 10 for a long time, so I’m glad the consensus is trending there too.
8 Wizards: Anthony Black: The Wizards need a low-usage PG, and Black is the best PG available at this point.
9 Jazz: Cam Whitmore
10 Mavs (or another team): Gradey Dick: If the first 9 goes in the way I have them, the Mavs should actually trade this pick for a more ready NBA player. They can also trade down and grab Kris Murray with a later pick. However, if they have no choice, I think they have to choose the best floor spacer left (regardless of athleticism) for Luka/Kyrie, and that’s Dick.
11 Magic: Jordan Hawkins: If Dick is still available, he could go here. However, if he’s gone, I think the Magic choose Hawkins, who can help space the floor for Paolo/Wagner and act as the opposite player to Jalen Suggs (offense/defense) at the 2.
12 Thunder: Leonard Miller: This is rumored to be Bilal Coulibaly, but I like Leonard Miller more here for the Thunder.
13 Raptors: Cason Wallace
14 Pelicans: Dereck Lively II: I’m not a big fan of Lively, but the Pelicans are pretty deep at the wing already. This would be a developmental project at the backup C.
15 Hawks: Kobe Bufkin
16 Jazz: Keyonte George
17 Lakers: Kris Murray: Lakers want to win now, and Murray is the best NBA ready player left at this pick.
18 Heat: Jett Howard
19 Warriors (could be traded back): Trayce Jackson-Davis: The Warriors could trade this pick back (for the Pacers’ picks) if they think TJD is available later. If they don’t want to take that chance, I think they should go for an NBA ready backup C who can give them 10-15 mins. They don’t need young players anymore, but they need players who can play to help Steph/Klay/Draymond get 1 more ring.
20 Rockets: Bilal Coulibaly
21 Nets: Dariq Whitehead
22 Nets: Brandin Podziemski: It’s hard to guess what the Nets exactly want to do. They seem like they still want to contend for a playoff spot and rebuild at the same time. So in this case, they get a more raw player in Whitehead with a player analytics love in Podziemski.
23 Blazers: Colby Jones
24 Kings: Noah Clowney
25 Grizzlies: Julian Strawther: The Grizzlies like picking older prospects who can contribute quicker with their late first round picks. Dillon Brooks is probably gone, and they want to replace him with someone who’s a better shooter. Strawther might not start immediately, but he can come in and be a backup floor spacing wing right away.
26 Pacers (could be used in a package for a higher pick): Brice Sensabaugh
27 Hornets: Jalen Hood-Schifino: I’m not a fan of JHS, and if this was a big board, he wouldn’t be in my top 30. However, since this is a mock draft, I have him here since it’s hard for me to see him completely falling out of the first. He’s one of my candidates for someone who’ll get picked higher than what a re-draft will have him in 10 years.
28 Jazz: Julian Phillips: No one has him in the first, but he’s a better prospect than Peyton Watson. They have very similar measurables and defensive potential, but Phillips was better on offense. The Jazz want to rebuild, so they don’t mind taking a shot on an upside project.
29 Pacers (could be used in a package for a higher pick): Amari Bailey: He’s gone completely under the radar this past season. Besides a lack of consistent outside shooting, Bailey has done well in other facets for a freshman, compared to some of the other higher ranked freshman. He even showed advanced playmaking at the NBA combine scrimmages, something he had no chance of showing at UCLA.
30 Clippers: Andre Jackson Jr
Best Available (Next 15) for the Second Round: GG Jackson, Tristan Vukcevic, Rayan Rupert, Ben Sheppard, Marcus Sasser, Nick Smith Jr, Sidy Cissoko, Jaime Jacquez Jr, Isaiah Wong, James Nnaji, Oscar Tshiebwe, Maxwell Lewis, Jordan Miller, Jalen Wilson, and Emoni Bates
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2023.06.05 03:00 Nomar116 Is running a ceiling fan bad for allergies?
Is running our bedroom ceiling fan making my families allergic reactions and sinus problems worse?
If it is kept reasonably clean (little to no visible dust, mildew, or mold) can the benefits outweigh the costs?
This is what my research has indicated so far:
Benefits: Cools the room, collects dust on blades that can be wiped off, if paired with an air purifier and/or HVAC it could help move air for those devices to filter.
Risks/Costs: When operating, the fan stirs up dust into the air that likely aggravates allergies if you're in the room.
Our Dr suggests leaving it off which we're giving a try now. Now I wonder if I should also look at running the ceiling fan or our split AC when we're not in the rooms to filter the air.
Background: My 3.5 year old just saw his pediatrician and an allergist. He is having a terrible time with allergy like symptoms when we are at home. As soon as we get him out of the house, his complaints drop significantly.
The allergist saw "3 years of nasal allergy damage." My son will be tested tomorrow for typical allergens. The most likely thing that is bothering him are our pets. My wife is allergic to cats yet we have two adult cats and a dog.
We live in Hawaii with no central AC. For the last two years we have had a mini-split AC system. Over the last year, we have spent most nights running the AC, windows closed, Air Doctor and ceiling fan running. Prior to that, since my child was born, we spent at least half of our nights windows open, ceiling fan on, no AC running.
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2023.06.05 02:49 southernBuscuit Do you care to answer these questions (on here; no redirects)?
I am curious what other's responses would be.
- Do you live in the continuous United States (anywhere in the US except Alaska, Hawaii, or a US Territory)? A. Yes B. No
- What age group are you in? A. Under 18 B. 18 - 22 C. 23 - 25 D. 26 - 29 E. 30 - 34 F. 35+
- What sex are you (assigned at birth)? A. Male B. Female
- Do you have a gender identity that doesn't correspond to the sex assigned at birth? A. Yes B. No C. Choose not to answer this
- Are you attracted to those of the opposite sex? (Read this carefully) A. Yes B. No C. Not applicable or choose not to answer this
- Are you now married? A. Yes B. No
- Have you ever been divorced, annulled, or widowed (from a marriage)? A. Yes B. No
- How often do you struggle with loneliness? A. Very minimal or not at all B. Sometimes C. Often D. All the time
- Of the friends you did have or have now that were from your youth (childhood and adolescence), how many would you say are married and/or have children of their own? A. None B. Very few C. Many D. All of them E. Not applicable or I don't know
- What age did you have your first boyfriend/girlfriend or first fall in love? A. Under 18 B. 18 - 22 C. 23 - 25 D. 26+ E. Never had a boyfriend/girlfriend and never been in love before
- How would you best describe your first love from below? A. That person broke my heart B. I broke that person's heart C. I am married to that person D. None of the above are applicable
- Are you satisfied with your social life today? A. Yes B. No
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2023.06.05 02:23 newmusicrls Simon Dunmore Defected Selectors June 2023
- Henrik Schwarz – Leave My Head Alone Brain (Osunlade Remix) 07:52 120bpm Gm
- Bobby Womack – How Could You Break My Heart (Original Mix) 05:17 128bpm Am
- Ultra Nate – Joy (Original Mix) 05:17 124bpm Gbm
- Air Power – Be Yourself 06:16 128bpm Gm
- James Brown – Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose (Original Mix) 06:09 114bpm Am
- Aretha Franklin – Jump (Original Mix) 02:19 121bpm A
- MJ Cole, Nova Caspar, Jay Dee – Sincere (Re-Cue’D) 05:38 132bpm
- Fela Kuti – Shakara (Oloje) 13:25 120bpm Bbm
- Chaka Khan – I Know You, I Live You 04:27 112bpm
- Guru, DC Lee, Ronny Jordan – No Time To Play (Original Mix) 04:54 100bpm A
- Donald Byrd – Places And Spaces 06:19 184bpm
- Prince – Sign ‘O’ The Times (Original Mix) 05:02 99bpm Cm
- Leroy Hutson – All Because of You (Single Edit) 03:29 87bpm
- Mr. Fingers – Mystery of Love (Original Mix) 07:10 115bpm G
- Stevie Wonder – Living For The City (Original Mix) 07:22 99bpm Gb
- The Salsoul Orchestra – Ooh I Love It (Love Break) (Original Mix) 07:49 114bpm Bb
- The Reese Project – Direct Me (Joey Negro Mix) 06:47 122bpm Dbm
- Zak Abel, Tom Misch – Beautiful Escape feat. Zak Abel (Original Mix) 04:36 120bpm F
- Soul II Soul, Rose Windross – Fairplay (Original Mix) 03:58 101bpm Cm
- Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (Original Mix) 03:07 88bpm C#m
- Sounds Of Blackness – The Pressure (Frankie Knuckles Classic Mix) 08:24 127bpm Fm
- David Bowie – Young Americans (2016 Remaster) 05:13 83bpm G
- Bobby Womack – Give It Up (Original Mix) 04:38 96bpm D
- Gabriels – Love and Hate in a Different Time (Original) 04:42 120bpm Dm
- Digital Underground – Doowutchyalike (LP Version) 08:53 108bpm
- Nuyorican Soul, Jocelyn Brown – It’s Alright, I Feel It 03:22 122bpm
- Etienne De Crecy – Prix choc (Original Mix) 08:52 128bpm C
- Inner Life – Moment Of My Life (12″ Version) 06:32 113bpm F#m
- Daft Punk – Alive (Original Mix) 05:16 129bpm Bb
- First Choice – Let No Man Put Asunder (Shep Pettibone 12″ Mix) 08:01 119bpm Dbm
- Dennis Ferrer – Church Lady (Original Mix) 07:19 126bpm Gm
- Masters At Work – To Be In Love (MAW ’99 Mix) 11:54 122bpm Cm
- Clivilles & Cole – A Deeper Love (A Deeper Love Mix) 12:04 121bpm D#m
- Archie Bell & The Drells – Where Will You Go When The Party’s Over (Original Mix) 04:05 117bpm Em
- Womack & Womack – Baby I’m Scared of You 05:38 216bpm
- The Style Council – My Ever Changing Moods 03:37 126bpm
- Kathy Sledge – Take Me Back To Love Again (Shelter Me Mix) 06:51 123bpm A
- Ashford & Simpson – Love Don’t Make It Right (Original Mix) 04:23 111bpm A
- Blaze – My Beat (Original) 05:19 126bpm Gbm
- Eighties Ladies – Turned on to You 05:28 bpm
- Blaze – Wishing You Were Here (Original) 06:56 123bpm Cm
- Coati Mundi – Que Pasa / Me No Pop I (Original Mix) 06:25 110bpm Db
- Massive Attack – Safe From Harm (2012 Mix/Master) 05:19 165bpm Bm
- Incognito, Jocelyn Brown – Always There (David Morales Remix) 06:36 115bpm
- Lee Fields & The Expressions, Lee Fields – Ladies 04:17 176bpm
- Marvin Gaye – Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) (Original Mix) 05:26 160bpm Ebm
- CeCe Rogers – Someday (Original Mix) 07:17 119bpm Am
- Honey Dijon, Nikki-O, Annette Bowen – Downtown feat. Annette Bowen feat. Nikki-O (Louie Vega Extended Raw Dub Mix) 03:33 126bpm Bb
- Quartette Tres Bien – Boss Trés Bien 05:28 120bpm
- Teddy Pendergrass, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – Don’t Leave Me This Way (Original Mix) 06:04 125bpm Gm
- The Staple Singers – Trippin’ On Your Love 04:27 bpm
- Curtis Mayfield – Back to the World (Original Mix) 06:50 164bpm Db
- The Specials – A Message to You Rudy (Original Mix) 02:54 104bpm C
- Black Coffee, Bucie – Turn Me On (Original Mix) 07:25 124bpm Cm
- Bob Sinclar – My only love (Original) 04:34 123bpm Gbm
- Love Unlimited – Move Me No Mountain (Original Mix) 03:55 90bpm Fm
- River Ocean, India – Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochùn) [feat. India] (12″ Club Mix) 09:51 119bpm Gm
- Henrik Schwarz – Leave My Head Alone Brain (Original Mix) 08:00 123bpm Gm
- D’Angelo – Brown Sugar (Edited) 04:22 83bpm A
- Roisin Murphy – Incapable (Extended Mix) 08:25 114bpm Dm
- Honey Dijon, Channel Tres, Sadie Walker – Show Me Some Love (feat. Sadie Walker) 03:52 126bpm D
- Bobby Wilson – Deeper and Deeper 06:23 176bpm
- Sharon Ridley – Where Did You Learn to Make Love the Way You Do 04:51 bpm
- Alice Clark – Don’t You Care 02:50 bpm
- Earth, Wind & Fire – Devotion (Live) 04:52 92bpm Am
- Sharon Redd – Try My Love On For Size (Original Mix) 05:08 120bpm Am
- Ten City – Right Back To You (Extended Version) 09:10 120bpm D#m
- Incognito – Always There (David Morales Remix) 03:35 115bpm
- Public Enemy – Can’t Truss It (Original Mix) 05:22 102bpm Bbm
- Luther Vandross – Sugar and Spice (I Found Me a Girl) (Original Mix) 04:57 109bpm F
- Grace Jones – La vie en rose 07:28 176bpm C
- Ashford & Simpson – It Seems To Hang On (Original Mix) 05:12 114bpm Bm
- Leroy Hutson – Love the Feeling (Original Mix) 02:53 97bpm Bb
- Mr. Fingers – We Can Work It Out (Original Mix) 05:43 113bpm Gbm
- Loleatta Holloway, Bastian Zacit – Love Sensation (Original Mix) 06:06 126bpm F
- Adeva – Musical Freedom (Original Mix) 06:22 113bpm C
- Yazoo – Situation (12″ Remix) 05:46 119bpm Db
- Jamiroquai – Blow Your Mind (Original Mix) 08:32 105bpm Am
- Arrested Development – Tennessee (Original Mix) 04:32 100bpm Ebm
- Trussel – Love Injection (Original Mix) 07:56 112bpm Abm
- Mary J. Blige – My Love (Original Mix) 04:12 86bpm F
- De La Soul – Jenifa Taught Me (Derwin’s Revenge) 03:25 bpm
- Maze, Frankie Beverly – Joy And Pain (Remastered) 07:14 106bpm Bm
- Soulsearcher – Can’t Get Enough! (Vocal Club Mix) 06:53 128bpm Em
- Whitney Houston – It’s Not Right but It’s Okay (KCC’s Release The Love Groove Bootleg Mix) 07:02 128bpm Cm
- Patrice Rushen – Haven’t You Heard (Original Mix) 06:45 129bpm Dbm
- The Salsoul Orchestra – Seconds (Original Mix) 08:58 105bpm Em
- Lady Blackbird – It’s Not That Easy 03:00 bpm
- Mass Order – Lift Every Voice (Take Me Away) (Classic Boot Mix) 07:25 bpm
- Deep Dish – Flashdance (Original Club Mix UK Radio Version) 06:45 bpm
- Malcolm McLaren – Double Dutch 04:42 119bpm
- Junior Jack – Hola (Original Mix) 04:12 121bpm Am
- Voices Of Life – The Word Is Love (Say The Word) (Silk’s Anthem Of Life) 08:10 bpm
- Celeda, Danny Tenaglia – Music Is The Answer (Original Extended 12-inch Mix) 14:10 126bpm Abm
- Talking Heads – Once in a Lifetime (2005 Remaster) 04:19 116bpm
- Jungle Brothers – What “U” Waitin’ “4”? (Radio Edit) 04:04 110bpm Cm
- Kings Of Tomorrow – Finally (Extended Mix) 05:58 125bpm C
- Supershy – Change feat. Wayne Snow (Original Mix) 04:50 120bpm Cm
- Hannah Wants, Clementine Douglas – Cure My Desire feat. Clementine Douglas (Extended Mix) 06:38 122bpm Ebm
- Channel Tres – Just Can’t Get Enough (Original Mix) 05:03 121bpm Cm
- Ziyon, El Payo – Tailor Made feat. Ziyon (Original Mix) 05:22 120bpm Eb
- Close Counters – SNAP TO IT! (Original Mix) 03:30 131bpm Eb
- Three Kings, Jaygun, Bashy – Shake Dat Booty feat. Jaygun feat. Bashy (Original Edit) 07:34 125bpm Dm
- Felix Da Housecat, Chris Trucher – Chicago Love (Original Mix) 05:05 124bpm A
- Benny Mussa – If You Want (Luke Solomon’s Body Remix) 07:07 128bpm Dm
- Beyoncé, Madonna – BREAK MY SOUL (THE QUEENS REMIX) 05:56 120bpm Abm
- Daphni – Cloudy (Original Mix) 06:51 128bpm Cm
- Larse – A Part Of (Extended Mix) 04:38 128bpm Dm
- Virginia – Funkert (Original Mix) 04:27 127bpm Dbm
- ANOTR, Abel Balder – Vertigo (Original Mix) 04:16 132bpm Em
- Sable Sheep – Upon Burning Skies (Original Mix) 08:24 123bpm Em
- Dam Swindle – Good Woman (Edit) 03:35 125bpm Am
- Ezel, Rona Ray – Don’t Know Yet (Original Mix) 07:26 125bpm Dbm
- Honey Dijon, Sadie Walker, Channel Tres – Show Me Some Love feat. Sadie Walker (Extended Mix) 05:51 126bpm D
- Shiba San – I Wanna (Tchami Remix) 03:35 127bpm Fm
- Jamie Jones – My Paradise (Vintage Culture Extended Remix) 05:33 128bpm Bbm
- OFFAIAH – Find A Way (Extended Mix) 06:29 124bpm Gm
- Mr. V – Jus Dance (Dennis Quin Remix) 03:36 94bpm G
- Alister Fawnwoda, Tyesha Blount – Starlight (Original Mix) 05:59 125bpm Em
- Mistura, Dave Lee ZR, Jemini – Want Me Back (Jimpster Peak Time Deepness) 06:27 122bpm Db
- Girls of the Internet – Sound Asleep 03:45 124bpm G
- Tom Middleton – Cicadas (Maya Jane Coles Remix) 06:24 123bpm Dbm
- Rampa, Keinemusik, chuala – Les Gout (Original Mix) 05:44 120bpm Fm
- Crackazat – Demucha (Original Mix) 04:15 124bpm Cm
- Mary J. Blige – Good Morning Gorgeous (Kelly G Morning Pose Dub Remix) 03:27 125bpm Bbm
- Butch – Same Like Dope But Different (Original Mix) 04:41 123bpm Dbm
- Kabbala – Ashewo Ara (Dave Lee Afro Fusion Mix) (Original Mix) 05:59 124bpm Am
- Max Millan, Simon Adams – Mr. Franklin (Miguel Migs Salty Rub) 06:15 124bpm Am
- Situation – Get To Know Me (Hot Toddy Dub) 05:46 117bpm Dm
- Beanfield, Marzenka – Alone feat. Marzenka (Original) 07:29 122bpm G
- Delano Smith, Diamondancer – A Message For the DJ featuring Diamondancer (Original Mix) 05:36 126bpm F
- Clive From Accounts – 4 Time (Original Mix) 05:38 127bpm Dm
- Jerk House Connection, Akram Sedkaoui – Each & Every Day (Life Goes On) feat. Akram Sedkaoui (Rocco Deeper Mix) 08:35 127bpm Gm
- ANOTR, Abel Balder – Your Mind (Original Mix) 05:40 130bpm Gm
- Rodney Hunter – Temperature’s Rising (Original Mix) 03:51 118bpm Dm
- Pugs Atomz, Inkswel, Eliza Dickson – Why Don’t You Listen (Fred Everything Remix) 06:02 119bpm Fm
- Folamour – Fearless (Original Mix) 05:23 122bpm Gm
- Mr. Flip – Hit Different (Afefe Iku Remix) 04:51 113bpm Dm
- Jonny Miller, Kid Fonque, ASAP Shembe – Connected Beings feat. ASAP Shembe (Jazzanova Remix) 05:56 120bpm C
- Carlo Gambino – Dance For You (Original Mix) 07:27 122bpm Am
- Gerd – We Bring U Muzik (Warehouse Mix) 06:08 126bpm Ab
- Joeski – Rude Boy (Original Mix) 06:20 125bpm C
- Musta, Venessa Jackson – Loving Me (Hot Toddy Remix) 08:00 84bpm Am
- youANDme, Kristina Sheli – Moment 04:35 124bpm C#
- OVEOUS, Don Kamares – Legacy (Original Mix) 05:35 123bpm Dm
- KE, Risk Assessment – Feel That (Franck Roger Remix) 06:28 124bpm Ebm
- Paperclip People – Throw (Original Mix) 06:47 127bpm C
- Austin Ato – When Love Is Tender (Original Mix) 08:42 127bpm Ab
- Francisco Allendes – What You Do (Original Mix) 06:49 127bpm D
- Particle – Let It Go (Original Mix) 06:34 87bpm Cm
- Afefe Iku – Sista Georgia (Original Mix) 11:35 122bpm Dm
- Mike Steva, Stevo Atambire – Destiny Song (Pa’ala) feat. Stevo Atambire (Original Mix) 05:54 121bpm Bm
- PAWSA – Room Service (24 Hour Mix) 04:44 130bpm Am
- Kerri Chandler – Coro (DJ Spen Kaoz Re Edit) 06:30 124bpm Dm
- Awen, Caiiro – Your Voice (Adam Port Remix) 04:20 122bpm Gbm
- Inaya Day, Harry Romero – Rise Up (Extended Club Mix) 06:19 127bpm Cm
- Pig&Dan – Rock You All Night (Original Mix) 03:27 123bpm Bm
- Yousef, The Melody Men – Hear That Sound feat. The Melody Men (Club Mix) 05:56 128bpm D
- GruuvElement’s – Boom Room (Original Mix) 06:39 94bpm Em
- Dam Swindle – All I Want (Edit) 03:56 124bpm Dbm
- Mike Dunn, LOA. – When The Dust Clears feat. LOA. (MD MixX) 03:42 124bpm F
- Seamus Haji, Phebe Edwards – Better Come Again 04:00 120bpm Em
- Suzanne Palmer, Mark Picchiotti, Craig J. Snider, The Absolute – I Believe feat. Suzanne Palmer feat. Craig J. Snider (DJ Spen & Michele Chiavarini’s Higher Love Dub Mix) 06:15 124bpm Eb
- Paul Kalkbrenner – Bengang (Original Mix) 05:30 128bpm Dbm
- Louie Vega, Robyn – All My Love (feat. Robyn) 05:58 127bpm Gb
- Daniel Steinberg – Groove People (Original Mix) 05:29 125bpm C
- Purple Disco Machine, Kaleta, Bosq – Wake Up! (Extended) 06:56 122bpm Dm
- Kon, Fiorious, Saturday Love – 2 B Free (Oliver Dollar Remix) 04:31 123bpm Em
- Lady Blackbird – Lost and Looking (Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy Cosmodelica Remix) 03:42 120bpm G
- Kerri Chandler, Bluey Robinson – Tenacity (Main Vocal Edit) 04:25 124bpm D
- Honey Dijon, Ramona Renea – Love Is A State Of Mind (Original Mix) 03:13 125bpm Cm
- Adam Port, Alan Dixon – Forms Of Love (Original Mix) 06:03 122bpm Bb
- Jamie Jones – My Paradise (Original Mix) 03:31 128bpm Bbm
- Fka Mash, Sio – Bumblebee 03:38 116bpm Gm
- Dennis Cruz – Ready For The Blues (Original Mix) 05:00 128bpm Cm
- Ramin Rezaie – Searching (Original Mix) 03:57 131bpm Am
- Tony Lionni – Out Of Sight (Special Edit By Jerome Sydenham) 06:15 124bpm C
- HRDY, Paulo Maria – Connected (Original Mix) 05:42 124bpm Gm
- Dario D’Attis – Tanzstube (Original Mix) 07:44 120bpm Bbm
- AMP Fiddler, Andrés, Dames Brown – What Would You Do? feat. Andrés feat. Amp Fiddler (Two Soul Fusion Remix) 03:07 125bpm G
- Low Steppa – Closer (Original Mix) 04:57 125bpm Bbm
- Fred Everything – Searching (Original Mix) 08:03 120bpm C
- Sophie Lloyd, Pauline Taylor – Angels By My Side feat. Pauline Taylor (Floorplan Remix) 03:28 125bpm Fm
- S.A.M., Sarah Ikumu – Spotlight feat. Sarah Ikumu (Mousse T. Shizzle Mix) 03:20 123bpm Gbm
- Malone – Time To Move (Original Mix) 03:08 125bpm Em
- Steve Bug, Mr. V – Back To ’95 feat. Mr. V (Cinthie‘s ‘Just A Vibe’ Remix) 06:12 124bpm Gm
- Khan, Julee Cruise – Say Goodbye feat. Julee Cruise (LoSoul ‘She’s Homeless’ Mix) 07:08 116bpm F
- Dam Swindle – Hey Mister 03:59 126bpm Am
- Julien Jabre – Voodance (Original Mix) 07:29 123bpm Dbm
- B Beat Girls – For The Same Man (Nic Fanciulli Remix) 03:34 127bpm E
- Mark Broom, Riva Starr, Star B – Fire (Ron Bacardi Remix) 05:42 126bpm Bb
- Make A Dance – I Need Somebody (Original Mix) 03:20 122bpm Bm
- Beyonce – BREAK MY SOUL (Original Mix) 04:38 115bpm Abm
- Zach Witness – Frankie & Levan (Original Mix) 03:41 127bpm Am
- Danny Tenaglia – The Brooklyn Gypsy (Original Mix) 07:41 153bpm Dm
- Beau – Losing You 03:23 124bpm E
- Felipe Gordon – The Love (Original Mix) 07:38 120bpm Gbm
- Ferreck Dawn, Izzy Bizu – Life (Original Mix) 02:51 125bpm Cm
- Kimberly Davis, The Shapeshifters – Love’s Been Waiting (7″ Version) 02:48 123bpm Gbm
- ANOTR, Sebastian Kamae – Time To Smoke (Original Mix) 08:46 130bpm Gb
- Daniel Anthony – Endless (Original Mix) 07:03 126bpm Dbm
- Jamie Jones, AMEME – Pliva 04:04 123bpm Fm
- Darius Syrossian, DJ Supreme – I’m The Joker (Original Mix) 02:36 129bpm Gm
- Oliver Way – Stained Glass Shadows (Robert Hood Remix) 06:54 128bpm D
- Sailor Jane, R.E.A.D. – Where’s My Phone? feat. Sailor Jane (Marco Faraone Remix) 03:35 128bpm Fm
- Daniel Steinberg – Take My Hand (Original Mix) 05:17 130bpm Gm
- AMP Fiddler, Andrés, Dames Brown – What Would You Do? feat. Andrés feat. Amp Fiddler (Folamour 12″ Remix) 04:30 121bpm Am
- Brian Burnside – This Generation (Franck Roger Mix) 08:20 127bpm Dm
- Chymamusique, Colbert, LaTique – Above My Head (Radio Mix) 04:34 118bpm Gbm
- Brooklyn Baby – NYC (Original Mix) 05:04 128bpm Em
- Marlon D – Jesus Creates Sound (Original Mix) 05:30 126bpm Ebm
- Kiko Navarro – Dope High (Vocal Mix) 07:52 92bpm Fm
- Franck Roger – Don’t Ever Luv Me (Original Mix) 06:44 124bpm Dm
- 40 Thieves, Qzen – Don’t Turn It Off (Original Mix) 04:38 117bpm Em
- Linkwood – Tears (Original Mix) 08:39 96bpm Bm
- Mr. V – Somethin’ Wit Jazz (Dario D’Attis Extended Remix) 07:08 122bpm Bbm
- David Morales, Elle Cato – Holding Me Touching Me feat. Elle Cato (Extended Mix) 06:58 126bpm Bbm
- Bassfort – Moon Shadow (Joe ‘Joaquin’ Claussell Remix) 11:26 124bpm G
- Close Counters – GET DOWN! (Original Mix) 04:17 122bpm Ebm
- Steve Lawler, Marco Lys, Joy Farrukh – If Only You Knew feat. Joy Farrukh (Extended Mix) 05:37 126bpm Am
- Todd Terry, Riva Starr – This Is The Sound (Original Mix) 06:07 126bpm Gm
- Honey Dijon, Dope Earth Alien – It’s Quiet Now (Original Mix) 03:02 123bpm Cm
- Jon Cutler, E-Man – It’s Yours (Kyri Markou Extended Remix) 05:39 126bpm Am
- Thakzin – The Magnificent Dance (Original Mix) 07:05 88bpm F
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2023.06.05 02:20 SheWolf2422 Janet Jackson in Austin at the moody center!
2023.06.05 01:55 Yub_Dubberson 36 [M4F] Adventurous gamer looking for connection
I’ve done my share of traveling but I seem to be in a rut lately in terms of meeting new people. I love my pets, just got a new pup last August. In my adventurous days I lived in my van in Hawaii. I like a lot of different kind of video games and some board games too. I enjoy personal development, reading, and 420 as well. Political leaning left. Just curious if anything could come of this..
I grew up in Austin and lived in Maui for 2 years. I enjoy nature and happy, positive people. My favorite board game is Star Realms and I love astronomy too. I have a telescope I’m getting set up and put together right now.
Ideally I’d like to meet someone but if something stands out to you, you should say hi!
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2023.06.05 01:36 science-n-shit Why does the fire alarm go off every time we open the oven?
I’m not sure if this is the right group. If it’s not, I apologize!
We run the AC/heat in the house at 73 degrees year round. We live in the Midwest, in a very humid area. Every time we open the oven when we have the doors closed the smoke alarm goes off. Cooking is kind of a night made because we’re constantly turning off the alarm since there’s no fire.
Why is this happening? Should we replace the fire alarm or are we doing something wrong?
Edit: Thank you all so much for all these awesome replies. I twisted the unit off and it’s wired in. The manufactured date is sept 2002. So based off all your comments, I will be heading to Lowe’s and getting a new alarm that I’ll mount on the vaulted ceiling further from the kitchen. My landlord will be getting a fun call from me too!
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