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This subreddit was formed in late 2013 to document World War I, day by day as it developed. It covers social, political, military and cultural developments in combatant countries and noncombatants alike. Its particular emphasis is on pointing out the most striking similarities and differences from the problems humanity faces today.
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2009.02.27 09:15 Calvin and Hobbes Reddit

Quoting wikipedia, "Calvin and Hobbes is a daily American comic strip created by cartoonist Bill Watterson that was syndicated from November 18, 1985 to December 31, 1995. Commonly cited as "the last great newspaper comic", Calvin and Hobbes has enjoyed broad and enduring popularity, influence, academic and philosophical interest.". This sub celebrates this amazing comic which is filled with imagination and humor. Official site: https://www.calvinandhobbes.com/about-calvin-and-hobbes/
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2017.05.24 18:54 The Daily Mail

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2023.06.06 08:15 IdeaUsher__ Newspaper & Magazine Mobile App Development: A Comprehensive Guide

Newspaper & Magazine Mobile App Development: A Comprehensive Guide
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2023.06.06 05:32 whateverambiguity Middle School Journalism

I somehow convinced my admin to let me teach journalism next year to our 7th and 8th graders. I said we'd do a digital student newspaper and weekly video announcements (right now we do daily ones over the intercom). They also asked we do the weekly parent newsletter. I'll have three classes to accomplish this, two 7th grade and one 8th grade (semester length classes that meet every day).
Any resources or advice on how to get started? I've done some Google searches and haven't found anything great. Seems like most stuff is for high school, or middle school clubs. No other middle schools in my district offer these classes but I could check with teachers at our high schools, however we're already on summer break.
My classroom is a computer lab that has a space to do a makeshift studio. I don't need help with any of the technologyb aspect - I'm looking for basic curriculum, or at least objectives to go off of... How to structure a class that is production based... Those types of things. Any advice?
Also, besides the parent newsletter (which is already well-established), I am going to set the expectation that it will take a bit to actually get a newspaper and video announcements up and running and actually producing anything. I'm realistic.
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2023.06.05 23:16 selectivejudgement Kids today 😩

Was reading about the group of kids down at the level who were throwing water balloons at cars and their open windows. Police went to break them up several times but they haven't stopped. Even an ambulance driver posted and said that he had been hit as well.
Fun and games where nobody is in real danger, sure,.kids will be kids... but throwing things through the windows of moving cars at the driver is so idiotic and dangerous it beggars belief... Well, maybe not in this day and age. We are reaching new levels of stupidity on a daily basis.
It's funny, cos it's juxtaposed with the development of AI.
Front-page of one of the newspapers on the same day this happened had a story about some kids that were dropping rocks off an overpass and killed a guy on the motorway as a brick crashed through his windscreen.
Anyway, just wanted to add to this. Stabbing of a 16 year old kid in Russell Square a few days ago at 3pm!
And my experience on Western Road today. A group of kids were walking along. A girl (about 15) was on crutches and her friends were angry at her for being slow, so they walked on without her. The current roadworks meant that pedestrians were funneled down to a very narrow bit of pavement. It got very dense and crowded, the girl got angry at her "friends" leaving and picked up one of her crutches and smashed it into a guy's face who was in her way in this narrow pass and screamed out at the top of her lungs "U CNTS ARE CNTS FOR LEAVING I CAN'T WALK THAT F%ING FAST YOU FING CTS.. as I was right next to her. This was blasted into my earhole inches away on a packed street... As a fight broke out between the guy with a bloody nose stumbling into a vest wearing thug and his gang of equally pleasant top tier citizens right outside McDonalds.
I heard a great phrase today and I'm stealing it.
PEAK INSANITY
People.. I just.. what... 🤦‍♂️
The longer I live, the more I understand why roosters start their day screaming.
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2023.06.05 22:02 missihippiequeen How is Harry still getting positive press?

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2023.06.05 21:15 HiitlerDicks Anyone Working on a Newspaper App?

I am using the side loaded reader app now, which is great for books - just convert them to txt.
But I crave a something like a “Morning Joe Playdate Newspaper” that pushes new news-stories, scraped from news sites, daily.
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2023.06.05 21:01 CrayRaysVaycay sound so stupid but it’s been on my mind about DM & BK…

Genuine curiosity here, remember there were people saying (still are) that the eyewitness DM was “probably involved” because she went to sleep after spotting him and 911 weren’t called until the following afternoon? Well could BK see these sorts of reports from behind bars and try and manipulate the case and say that she WAS involved? Or could his defence catch wind of it and try to imply in cross or whatever that she was involved? Just wondering how much BK can read from the internet behind bars over there as here in the UK they get access to daily newspapers, tv in the cells and internet access also. Smart phones are also passed around prisons but I think that’s common in all jails yet not obviously allowed.
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2023.06.05 20:42 st3vehuff A Guide to Getting Started with UPSC CSE 2024

Greetings!
I hope everybody is doing well. This post has been long-due from my end. Let's get right into it.
Introduction
In life, there are challenges that test our mettle, push our limits, and demand unwavering dedication. Among such trials, there exists a realm that holds the power to shape destinies; the "Civil Services Examination" a fiercely demanding examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission that stands as a testament to resilience, intellect, and perseverance. This post delves into the domain of a truly arduous yet immensely fulfilling endeavor—the journey of UPSC CSE 2024.
Disclaimer
Under no pretense, I promise that following the advice mentioned in this post will guarantee selection. However, if you pay attention to these valuable insights it will make your journey far less daunting and more enjoyable.

Table of Content

  1. Understanding UPSC CSE
  2. Deciding to Pursue UPSC CSE
  3. Exam Preparation Strategy
  4. Preliminary Exam
  5. Main Exam
  6. Personality Test (Interview)
  7. Developing Skills and Qualities
  8. Additional Preparation Resources
  9. Exam-Day Strategies and Tips
  10. Post-Exam and Result Analysis
  11. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  12. Conclusion

1. Understanding UPSC CSE & Role of Civil Servants

UPSC CSE is of significant importance in shaping governance and administration. It recruits capable candidates for administrative, police, and diplomatic roles, crucial for nation-building. Civil servants formulate and implement policies, manage resources, and ensure effective governance. They address social issues, uplift marginalized communities, improve public services, and strive for inclusive growth. They work with policymakers, addressing challenges like poverty, education, healthcare, infrastructure, and sustainability. Civil services also include foreign services, fostering diplomacy and global cooperation. UPSC follows a rigorous, merit-based selection process, ensuring competent and ethical candidates. Civil servants are accountable, acting with transparency and integrity. It offers growth opportunities, diverse roles, training, and exposure, enhancing skills and leadership abilities.
You should check the official notification for:

2. Deciding to Pursue UPSC CSE

Deciding whether UPSC CSE is the right path for you requires careful consideration and self-reflection using C-A-R S-E-T.
Consider if you have a genuine desire to serve the nation, make a positive impact on society, and contribute to the betterment of the country through public service.
Assess your strengths, skills, and aptitudes. Consider if you possess the necessary qualities for civil services, such as analytical thinking, leadership abilities, effective communication, problem-solving skills, and the ability to work under pressure.
Reflect on whether you are willing to invest the time, effort, and dedication needed for extensive and rigorous preparation. Consider your study habits, ability to handle vast amounts of information, and commitment to continuous learning.
Seek Guidance and Advice Speak to current or former civil servants, mentors, or individuals who have attempted UPSC CSE; or are/were in service. Seek their guidance and insights into the challenges, rewards, and realities of a career in civil services. Their experiences can help you gain a deeper understanding of what to expect.
Evaluate Alternative Paths Consider if there are alternative career paths that align with your interests, skills, and aspirations. Explore other avenues that allow you to make a positive impact on society and contribute to public service. [Checkout my previous post for more details]
Trust Your Intuition Listen to your inner voice and trust your instincts. Consider your passion, enthusiasm, and dedication toward public service. If you genuinely feel drawn to the purpose and challenges associated with civil services, it may be an indication that UPSC CSE is the right path for you.

3. Exam Preparation Strategy

3.1 Creating a study plan and Timeline
Develop a realistic and organized study plan that covers all the subjects and topics within the given time frame. Allocate specific time slots for each subject, revision, and practice. Here is one sample you can take inspiration from:
Month MonthSubject/Theme Action
June 2023 Syllabus and Exam Pattern Analyse Syllabus - Word by-word breakdown; Check out PYQs for both Prelims and Mains
July 2023 Polity/Economy Cover the important chapters, Make Notes
August 2023 History/Art and Culture Cover the important chapters, Make Notes
September 2023 Geography/Environment Cover the important chapters, Make Notes
October 2023 The Optional Based on your interest in the past 4 months decide optional and study the PYQs.
November 2023 The Optional If you have to alter the subject this is the time. Else Continue to study.
December 2023 S&T, IR, Social Issues, CSAT Consolidate Current Affairs of the last 6 months. CSAT prep begins here.
Jan 2024 Core Subjects, Answer Writing, Test Series Revise Core Subjects and Practice Test Series and Write at least 1 answer daily from GSI-IV.
Feb 2024 Core Subjects, Answer Writing, Test Series, Optional Revision Revise Core Subjects and Practice Test Series and Write at least 1 answer daily from GSI-IV. Revisit Optional once.
March 2024 Prelims Revise keeping prelims in mind.
April 2024 Prelims 70:30 focus on Static: Current.
May 2024 Prelims, Exam *26 May 2024 Final Revision in 3 weeks.
June 2024 Essay + Ethics+Optional Prepare pointers for Essay and Ethics, Revise Paper 1 optional.
July 2024 GSIII, GS1, GSII Mains Answer writing
August 2024 GS I-IV, Optional Mains Answer writing
September 2024 Mains Exam Stay Healthy and Revise concepts from your one-pager notes.
3.2 Understanding the Syllabus and exam pattern
Check out the Points 4 and 5.
3.3 Recommended Books and study materials
Make use of NCERT textbooks for various subjects (especially for foundational knowledge). At least one standard book per subject we need. So here are some suggestions.
General Studies (Prelims and Mains):
  1. Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth
  2. Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh
  3. History of Modern India by Bipan Chandra (or)
  4. Spectrum A Brief History of Modern India By Rajiv Ahir
  5. India's Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra
  6. Certificate Physical and Human Geography by G.C. Leong
  7. General Studies Paper I Manual by Tata McGraw-Hill
  8. General Studies Paper II Manual by MHE (McGraw-Hill Education)
  9. The Wonder that was India by A.L. Basham
  10. Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania
  11. Environment for Civil Services Prelims and Mains by Khuller
  12. CSAT - Topic-wise Solved Papers by Disha Experts
Current Affairs and Newspapers:
  1. The Hindu or The Indian Express (Newspapers) (Just one)
  2. Yojana and Kurukshetra magazines
  3. Monthly Compilation of Current Affairs.
  4. Manorama Yearbook
Apart from books, regularly following reliable online platforms, UPSC preparation websites, and educational resources like PIB (Press Information Bureau), PRS (PRS Legislative Research), and the government's official websites can provide valuable insights and updates.
Optional Subjects:
[Moved to 8. Additional Preparation Resources]
3.4 Effective note-making techniques
  1. Keep it concise: Focus on capturing the key points and essential information. Avoid lengthy sentences and unnecessary details. Use bullet points, headings, and subheadings to structure your notes and make them easy to scan and review.
  2. Use abbreviations and symbols: Develop a set of abbreviations and symbols to represent commonly used words or phrases. This saves time and space while taking notes. For example, use arrows (→) for "leads to," abbreviations like "govt" for government, or "&" for "and."
  3. Highlight and underline: Use highlighters or underline important keywords, phrases, or facts to draw attention to critical information. This makes it easier to quickly review and revise key points.
  4. Draw diagrams and flowcharts: Visual representations like diagrams, flowcharts, or mind maps can help in understanding and retaining complex concepts. Use arrows, boxes, and connectors to illustrate relationships between different ideas or components.
  5. Use colors and different fonts: Incorporate colors or different fonts to visually differentiate between headings, subheadings, and content. This makes your notes more visually appealing and aids in organization and quick reference.
  6. Summarize and rephrase: Instead of copying content verbatim, try to summarize and rephrase information in your own words. This process enhances understanding and retention. Focus on capturing the essence of the content rather than every single detail.
  7. Include examples and case studies: Supplement your notes with relevant examples, case studies, and illustrations. This helps in better comprehension and application of concepts during revision and while answering exam questions.
  8. Create separate sections for different subjects/topics: Maintain separate notebooks or sections for each subject or topic. This helps in keeping your notes organized and easily accessible. It also allows you to review specific subjects independently.
  9. Use headings and subheadings: Use clear headings and subheadings to categorize and structure your notes. This makes it easier to locate specific information and navigate through your notes during revision.
  10. Regularly review and revise your notes: Set aside regular time for revisiting and updating your notes. Reviewing your notes frequently ensures that the information stays fresh in your memory and helps you identify areas that need further clarification or revision.
Remember, note-making is a personal process, and you should develop a system that works best for you. Experiment with different techniques (Cornell, Outlining, Mapping, Charting, Sentence), formats, and organization methods to find what suits your learning style and aids your comprehension and revision process.

4. Preliminary Exam

The Preliminary exam is the first stage of the selection process. It consists of two papers: General Studies Paper-I (GS Paper-I) and General Studies Paper-II (CSAT Paper-II). Here is an overview of the Prelims exam:
1. General Studies Paper-I (GS Paper-I):
Duration: 2 hours
Total marks: 200 marks
Number of questions: 100 questions
1/3rd Negative Marking
Nature of questions: Multiple-choice questions (MCQs)
Syllabus: a. History: Ancient, Medieval, Art and Culture, Modern History of India, Indian National Movement. (not world history) b. Geography: Indian Geography, Physical Geography, Economic Geography, Environmental Geography. c. Polity and Governance: Indian Polity, Constitution, Public Administration, Panchayati Raj, Rights Issues, and Governance. d. Economy: Indian Economy, Economic Development, Sustainable Development, Social Sector Initiatives, Poverty, Inclusion, and Demographics. e. Science and Technology: General Science, Space Technology, IT, Biotechnology, and Environmental Science. f. Environment and Ecology: Environmental Ecology, environmental Legislation, Biodiversity, Climate Change, and Conservation. g. Current Affairs: National and International Events, Government Schemes, Sports, Policies, etc.
Not including key important topics as that will put a bias on your initial preparation.
2. General Studies Paper-II (CSAT Paper-II):
Duration: 2 hours
Total marks: 200 marks
Number of questions: 80 questions
1/3rd Negative Marking
Nature of questions: Multiple-choice questions (MCQs)
Syllabus: The CSAT Paper-II focuses on testing the aptitude and analytical abilities of the candidates, including areas such as comprehension, logical reasoning, analytical ability, decision-making, problem-solving, and general mental ability.
It's important to note that the marks obtained in the Prelims exam are considered for qualifying purposes only. The score of the Prelims is not added to the final merit list. The objective of the Prelims is to shortlist candidates for the Main examination based on a predetermined cutoff.
How to prepare
  1. Familiarize yourself with the exam pattern and syllabus of both GS Paper-I and Paper-II. Understand the weightage of each topic and the type of questions asked in the exam.
  2. Go through PYQs to understand the trends, the difficulty level, and the areas that are frequently asked. This will give you insights into the exam pattern and help you identify important topics.
  3. Develop a study plan that covers the entire syllabus, allocating sufficient time to each subject and topic. Make a timetable and stick to it, ensuring regular and consistent study hours.
  4. Choose reliable and comprehensive study materials for each subject. Refer to textbooks, NCERT books, and other recommended resources.
    Importance of PYQs and Mock Tests (PYQs >> Mocks)
Solving mock tests and previous years' question papers allows you to evaluate your exam readiness. Mock tests and PYQs provide valuable insights into the exam pattern, structure, and types of questions asked in the UPSC CSE Prelims.
Mock tests help you assess your knowledge and skills. By analyzing your performance, you can identify your strengths and weaknesses in different subjects and topics. This helps you focus your preparation on areas that need improvement, optimizing your study plan.
By solving these papers, you become familiar with the format of the exam and gain confidence in tackling different question styles. It also helps in time management. It won't be an exaggeration if we say that PYQs can help you clear prelims with ease.

5. Main Examination

The Main examination consists of a written exam comprising nine papers, out of which two are qualifying in nature, and the remaining seven are considered for the ranking. Here is the structure and syllabus of the Main exam:
  1. Paper-A: One of the Indian languages (qualifying in nature) This paper tests your proficiency in one of the scheduled languages mentioned in the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution. You need to choose one language from the given list.
  2. Paper-B: English (qualifying in nature) This paper tests your understanding of English language and comprehension skills.
  3. Essay (Paper-I): You are required to write two essays, each consisting of 1,000-1,200 words. The topics are given from a wide range of subjects and require analytical and critical thinking.
  4. General Studies I (Paper-II): Indian Heritage and Culture, History, and Geography of the World and Society.
  5. General Studies II (Paper-III): Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice, and International Relations.
  6. General Studies III (Paper-IV): Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security, and Disaster Management.
  7. General Studies IV (Paper-V): Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude.
  8. Optional Subject - Paper I (Paper-VI): You have to choose one optional subject from the list provided by UPSC. Each subject has two papers (Paper I and Paper II).
  9. Optional Subject - Paper II (Paper-VII): The second paper of the chosen optional subject.
In order to adequately prepare for your studies, it is crucial to refer to the specific wording and content outlined in the syllabus. Let's take an example from the UPSC GS-1 syllabus, which includes the topic "Effects of globalization on Indian society." This particular aspect of the syllabus encompasses various dimensions such as the impact of globalization on women, children, older individuals, culture, and crime in India. Therefore, it is essential to thoroughly prepare for this section by exploring all possible dimensions mentioned. To ensure you cover the required topics, it is advisable to keep a copy of the syllabus for reference.
Ethics broadly comprise two parts. Section A ( Theory) and Section B ( Case studies)
Section A of the General Studies IV (Paper-V) in the UPSC Main examination focuses on theoretical aspects related to fundamental values and concepts. It explores the meaning of various words such as integrity, ethics, morality, beliefs, and value systems.
An important subsection within Section A is "foundational values for civil services." This part delves into the core values expected from civil servants, including integrity, impartiality, neutrality, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance, and compassion towards marginalized sections of society.
This section holds immense significance in the syllabus, not only for Section A and case studies but also for your future career as a civil servant. It is crucial to prepare this portion thoroughly as it forms the basis of your ethical conduct and professional responsibilities once you are selected for civil services.
Tips for essay writing and answer presentation
  1. Understand the Question: Carefully read and understand the essay or question prompt. Identify the key themes, arguments, or perspectives that need to be addressed.
  2. Plan and Structure: Devote some time to brainstorming and outlining your essay or answer. Create a clear and logical structure with an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Outline the main points and arguments you want to include.
  3. Introduction: Start with a compelling introduction that sets the context and provides a clear thesis statement or main argument. Engage the reader from the beginning and establish the purpose of your essay or answer.
  4. Main Body: Present your arguments and ideas coherently in the main body. Each paragraph should focus on a specific point or sub-topic. Use logical transitions to connect your ideas and ensure a smooth flow of information.
  5. Use Evidence and Examples: Support your arguments with relevant evidence, facts, and examples. This demonstrates your understanding of the topic and adds credibility to your essay or answer. Use real-life examples, case studies, and current affairs to strengthen your points.
  6. Be Clear and Concise: Use clear and concise language to express your ideas. Avoid unnecessary jargon or complex terminology. Present your thoughts in a straightforward and understandable manner.
  7. Balance Perspectives: While presenting arguments, consider multiple perspectives and provide a balanced view. Acknowledge counterarguments and address them effectively. This showcases your analytical thinking and ability to critically evaluate different viewpoints.
  8. Time Management: Manage your time effectively during the exam. Allocate sufficient time to each question or essay and stick to the time limit. Prioritize answering the questions you are most confident about, but ensure that you answer all questions.
  9. Language and Grammar: Pay attention to your language and grammar. Use proper punctuation, sentence structure, and vocabulary. Proofread your answers for any errors or typos before submitting.
  10. Practice and Review: Practice writing essays and answering mock questions regularly. Review and analyze your answers to identify areas for improvement. Seek feedback from mentors, teachers, or peers to enhance your writing skills.
Subject-wise preparation strategies for General Studies papers
It is essential to have a subject-wise approach to cover the vast syllabus effectively. Here are some subject-wise preparation strategies for the GS papers:
History
Geography
Polity and Governance
Economy
Science and Technology
Environment and Ecology
Current Affairs
Remember to practice answer writing, solve previous years' question papers, and take mock tests to assess your preparation and improve your answer presentation skills for each subject.
Optional subject selection and preparation
Some tips for selecting and preparing for an optional subject:
  1. Interest and Aptitude: Choose a subject that genuinely interests you and aligns with your strengths and aptitude. Having a natural inclination towards the subject will make the preparation process more enjoyable and easier to grasp.
  2. Syllabus and Availability of Study Material: Review the syllabus of each optional subject and assess the availability of relevant study materials, books, and resources. Opt for a subject with a well-defined syllabus and ample study materials to aid your preparation.
  3. Previous Knowledge and Background: Consider your educational background and previous knowledge in a particular subject. If you have prior knowledge or academic expertise in a specific area, it can give you an advantage and make the learning process smoother.
  4. Scoring Potential: Research and analyze the scoring potential of different optional subjects. Look at the past trends and the success rate of candidates in each subject. However, keep in mind that scoring in the optional subject is not the sole determinant of success in the exam.
  5. Coaching and Guidance: Evaluate the availability of coaching institutes and guidance for your chosen optional subject. Coaching can provide structured guidance, study materials, and access to experienced faculty who can help you navigate the subject effectively.
  6. Time and Effort: Assess the time and effort required for the preparation of each optional subject. Consider the overlap of the optional subject with the General Studies papers and choose a subject that allows you to manage your time and efforts effectively.
  7. Consistency and Revision: Once you have selected an optional subject, maintain consistency in your preparation. Allocate dedicated time for studying the subject regularly. Revise the concepts, practice answer writing, and solve previous years' question papers to strengthen your understanding and retention.

6. Personality Test (Interview)

The Personality Test is the final hurdle in the selection process. After the Main examination results are announced, candidates who qualify for the interview stage receive a call letter with details about the interview date, time, and venue. Virtual Tour of Museum
  1. Duration and Panel: The interview generally lasts around 30 minutes. A panel of experienced and knowledgeable members, including UPSC officials and subject matter experts, conducts the interview.
  2. Evaluation Criteria: The interview assesses the candidate's personality traits, communication skills, critical thinking abilities, problem-solving skills, general awareness, and suitability for a career in civil services.
  3. Topics Covered: The interview can cover a wide range of topics, including current affairs, national and international events, social issues, government policies, the candidate's background, hobbies, academic achievements, and optional subject knowledge.
  4. Approach: The interview is not a knowledge test but an evaluation of the candidate's personality. Be confident, honest, and composed. Listen carefully to the questions and provide well-thought-out responses.
  5. Preparation: To prepare for the interview, stay updated with current affairs and recent developments. Review your DAF (Detailed Application Form) thoroughly, as the panel may ask questions based on the information provided. Practice mock interviews and seek feedback from mentors or seniors.
  6. Body Language and Communication: Pay attention to your body language, maintain eye contact, sit upright, and speak clearly and confidently. Use appropriate language and be respectful to the panel members.
  7. Honesty and Integrity: Be truthful in your responses. If you are unsure about an answer, it is better to admit it rather than provide incorrect information. The panel values honesty and integrity.
  8. Positive Attitude: Maintain a positive and optimistic attitude throughout the interview. Do not get flustered by challenging questions or interruptions. Stay composed and present your thoughts logically.
  9. Post-Interview Analysis: After the interview, reflect on your performance. Identify areas where you can improve and learn from the experience. Stay positive and prepare for the next steps in the selection process.
Remember, the interview is an opportunity to showcase your personality, confidence, and suitability for civil services. Be well-prepared, stay calm, and present your best self during the interview.
More on DAF
Do not include unnecessary hobbies without realizing the consequences. As a result, You have to spend a lot of time preparing answers for irrelevant information, which could have potentially put you in trouble during the interview.
It is crucial to consult a senior or someone experienced before filling your DAF. More often than not, a significant portion of your interview is based on the information provided in the DAF. You will be asked numerous questions on specific aspects of your DAF that the panel found interesting.
Being honest is essential, but it is equally important to be smart. Include only those details that can be easily prepared from an interview point of view. Focus on adding things you are confident about and have thoroughly prepared. Not being able to answer something from your DAF can create a wrong impression.
If possible, consider filling out a rough DAF at the beginning of your UPSC preparation and then develop your hobbies and personality accordingly throughout the course of your preparation.
Even if something goes wrong during the interview, it is crucial to stay calm. Remember that everyone makes mistakes. Gather yourself, remain confident, and maintain a polite demeanor.

7. Developing Skills and Qualities

Read Newspapers: Develop a habit of reading newspapers daily. Focus on national, international, and regional news. Pay attention to editorials, opinion pieces, and articles related to governance, politics, economy, and social issues. You read the newspaper not only for knowledge but as a good habit building. Regularly visit government websites at the national, state, and local levels to stay updated on policy announcements, initiatives, reports, and official statements. Join study groups or discussion forums where aspirants and experts exchange knowledge and insights on current affairs. Engaging in meaningful discussions with fellow aspirants can enhance your understanding. Don't waste time listening to rants. Regularly practice answer writing on current affairs topics. This helps you develop a structured approach, improve your articulation skills, and reinforce your knowledge.
Improving writing and communication skills
Reading extensively exposes you to different writing styles, vocabulary, and ideas. Read a variety of materials such as books, newspapers, magazines, and online articles to improve your language skills and broaden your knowledge. Set aside time each day for writing practice. Start with short exercises like journaling, writing reflections, or summarizing articles. Gradually progress to longer pieces such as essays or opinion pieces. Focus on clarity, coherence, and grammar. Organize your thoughts before writing. Create an outline or mind map to establish a logical flow and structure for your writing. This helps convey your ideas effectively and ensures coherence in your written work. Develop your oral communication skills by seeking opportunities for public speaking. Join debate clubs, participate in group discussions, or deliver presentations. Practice articulating your thoughts clearly and engaging with your audience effectively.
Effective time management
  1. Prioritize Tasks: Identify the most important and urgent tasks and prioritize them. Make a to-do list or use a planner to organize your tasks based on their importance and deadlines.
  2. Set SMART Goals: Set Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound (SMART) goals for your study sessions. Breaking down your goals into smaller, manageable tasks helps you stay focused and motivated.
  3. Create a Study Schedule: Develop a study schedule that suits your preferences and aligns with your daily routine. Allocate specific time slots for different subjects, revision, and practice. Stick to the schedule as much as possible to maintain consistency.
  4. Avoid Procrastination: Procrastination can lead to unnecessary stress and time pressure. Break tasks into smaller parts set deadlines, and practice self-discipline to avoid procrastinating. Start with the most challenging or important tasks to build momentum.
  5. Minimize Distractions: Identify and minimize distractions during study hours. Turn off notifications on your phone or keep it away from your study area. Create a quiet and dedicated study space to help you concentrate better.
  6. Use Productivity Techniques: Explore productivity techniques like the Pomodoro Technique, where you work for a set time (e.g., 25 minutes) and take short breaks in between. This helps maintain focus and improves productivity.
Stress management techniques
  1. Practice Relaxation Techniques: Engage in relaxation techniques like deep breathing, meditation, or yoga to calm your mind and reduce stress. Regular practice helps manage anxiety and promotes overall well-being.
  2. Take Breaks: Give yourself regular breaks during study sessions. Short breaks can help refresh your mind, improve focus, and prevent burnout. Use these breaks to engage in activities you enjoy or to stretch and relax.
  3. Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle: Prioritize your physical and mental well-being. Get enough sleep, eat nutritious meals, and exercise regularly. Taking care of your body and mind helps you manage stress better.
  4. Seek Support: Reach out to friends, family, or fellow aspirants for support. Discuss your concerns, share your experiences, and seek advice when needed. Joining study groups or online communities can provide a support network.
  5. Stay Positive and Motivated: Maintain a positive mindset and stay motivated throughout your preparation. Celebrate small victories, remind yourself of your goals, and focus on your progress. Surround yourself with positive influences and motivational resources.

8. Additional Preparation Resources

Pros of Coaching institutes
  1. Structured Guidance: Coaching institutes provide a structured approach to preparation. They offer a well-defined curriculum, study materials, and a schedule that can help aspirants stay organized and focused.
  2. Experienced Faculty: Coaching institutes often have experienced faculty members who are well-versed in the UPSC exam pattern and syllabus. They can provide valuable insights, tips, and strategies to tackle different subjects and stages of the exam.
  3. Peer Learning and Competition: Joining a coaching institute allows you to interact with like-minded aspirants. Group discussions, mock tests, and peer interactions can create a competitive environment that motivates and challenges you to improve your performance.
  4. Test Series and Mock Exams: Coaching institutes usually conduct regular test series and mock exams, which help in assessing your preparation level and identifying areas that need improvement. These simulated exams also provide a real exam-like experience and help you develop exam-taking skills.
  5. Personalized Guidance and Doubt Clearing: Many coaching institutes offer personalized guidance and doubt-clearing sessions. You can seek clarification on difficult topics, get feedback on your performance, and receive guidance on exam strategy from expert mentors.
Cons of Coaching Institutes:
  1. Cost: Joining a coaching institute can be expensive. Tuition fees, study materials, and other expenses can put a strain on your budget. It is essential to consider the financial aspect before enrolling in a coaching institute. These days online resources can be pretty useful. It requires more digging and some unethical means.
  2. Time Constraints: Coaching classes have fixed schedules, and you may need to adjust your daily routine accordingly. This can be challenging for working professionals or individuals with other commitments.
  3. Teaching Style and Compatibility: The teaching style of the faculty and the institute's approach may not always match your learning preferences. Some individuals may find it difficult to adapt to the teaching methods used in coaching institutes.
  4. Dependency: Over-reliance on coaching institutes can sometimes hinder self-study and independent thinking. It is important to strike a balance between self-study and coaching institute guidance to develop a holistic understanding of the subjects.
  5. Quality Variation: The quality of coaching institutes can vary. While some institutes have highly qualified and experienced faculty, others may not meet the same standards. It is crucial to research and choose reputable institutes with a proven track record.
Ultimately, the decision to join a coaching institute for UPSC CSE preparation depends on your individual learning style, financial capacity, and availability of time. It is possible to crack the exam without coaching, but if you believe that structured guidance, peer learning, and personalized support would benefit you, joining a coaching institute can be a viable option.
Here are some popular institutes:
  1. Vajiram and Ravi is a reputed offline coaching institute that also offers online courses for UPSC CSE preparation. Their online platform provides video lectures, study materials, and test series.
  2. IASbaba is an online platform that offers a range of free and paid courses for UPSC CSE preparation. It provides daily current affairs, study materials, test series, and guidance from experienced mentors.
  3. ForumIAS is a popular online community for UPSC aspirants. It offers a platform for discussion, doubt-solving, and peer interaction. It also provides study materials, current affairs updates, and guidance from experts.
  4. InsightsIAS is known for its comprehensive study materials, test series, and current affairs analysis. It provides free resources as well as paid courses for UPSC CSE preparation.
  5. Vision IAS emphasizes current affairs preparation, considering its significance in the UPSC CSE. They provide monthly magazines, daily news analyses, and other resources to help aspirants stay updated on current events.
Popular Individual faculty for UPSC CSE preparation
Mr. Mrunal Patel [Economy]
Mr. Pratik Nayak [History]
Mr Siddharth Arora [Polity]
Mr Anudeep Durishetty [Essay]
Mr Praveen Kishore [sociology]
More on this later.
Self-Motivation and Discipline
Self-study requires self-motivation and discipline. It helps you cultivate these essential qualities, which are crucial for success in the exam. By setting goals, managing your time effectively, and staying focused, you develop a strong work ethic that prepares you for the challenges ahead. When you engage in self-study, you have the opportunity to dive deep into concepts and develop a thorough understanding. You can spend more time on complex topics, explore different resources, and seek clarification when needed. This promotes a strong foundation of knowledge and enhances your conceptual clarity. Regular self-evaluation allows you to assess your progress, identify areas of improvement, and fine-tune your study approach.

9. Exam-Day Strategies and Tips

Dos on the day of the exam
  1. Get a good night's sleep
  2. Eat a healthy breakfast
  3. Arrive early at the exam center
  4. Carry essential documents
  5. Stay calm and positive
  6. Read instructions carefully
Don'ts on the day of the exam:
  1. Don't study new topics
  2. Don't discuss the exam with others
  3. Don't panic over difficult questions
  4. Don't rush through the exam
  5. Don't carry prohibited items
  6. Don't compare yourself to others
Time management during the exam
Quickly skim through the entire question paper to get an overview of the questions and their difficulty level. This will help you prioritize and allocate time accordingly.
Divide the available time among different sections based on their weightage and your comfort level. Allocate more time to sections that carry more marks or where you are stronger.
Assign specific time limits to each question or set of questions based on their complexity and marks. This will help you stay on track and avoid spending too much time on a single question.
If you encounter a particularly difficult question or one that is taking up too much time, it's okay to skip it and come back to it later if you have time remaining. Focus on answering the questions you can handle efficiently first.
There are breaks scheduled during the exam, use them wisely. Take a quick mental and physical break, but avoid engaging in lengthy discussions or distractions that may consume precious time.
Dealing with exam anxiety and stress
One of the best ways to alleviate exam anxiety is to be well-prepared. Maintain a consistent study routine, cover the syllabus comprehensively, and revise thoroughly. Confidence in your preparation can significantly reduce anxiety. Break it down: Rather than getting overwhelmed by the entire syllabus, break it down into smaller, manageable portions. Create a study plan and set realistic goals for each study session. Focusing on one topic at a time can help reduce anxiety. Deep breathing exercises, meditation, yoga, or listening to calming music can help you relax and reduce anxiety levels. Ensure you prioritize self-care. Get enough sleep, eat nutritious meals, and engage in physical activity. A healthy body and mind can better handle stress and anxiety. Develop a study schedule that allows for regular breaks and leisure activities. Effective time management can help reduce the pressure of last-minute cramming and provide a better balance in your routine.

10. Post-Exam and Result Analysis

Preliminary Exam Result: After the UPSC CSE Preliminary Exam, the result is usually declared within a few weeks. The result is published on the official UPSC website. It includes a list of candidates who have qualified for the Main Exam based on the cutoff marks set by the UPSC.
Main Exam Result: Once the Main Exam is conducted, the result is declared after a few months. The result is published on the UPSC website and includes the roll numbers of candidates who have qualified for the next stage, which is the Interview or Personality Test.
Final Result: The final result is declared after the completion of the Interview/Personality Test. It includes the names and ranks of candidates who have successfully cleared all the stages of the exam. The final result is published on the UPSC website and may also be published in leading newspapers.
Merit List: The final result is based on the total marks obtained by candidates in the Main Exam and the Interview/Personality Test. A merit list is prepared based on the overall performance, and candidates are ranked accordingly. The allotment of services is done based on the candidate's rank and preference.
Analyzing performance and identifying areas for improvement
Start by reviewing your exam scores and marks obtained in each section. Identify the areas where you performed well and areas where you struggled or scored lower. This will give you an initial understanding of your strengths and weaknesses. Based on your analysis, create a study plan that addresses your weak areas while also reinforcing your strengths. Allocate more time and effort to topics or subjects that need improvement. Break down your study plan into smaller, achievable targets to ensure consistent progress.
Strategies for preparing for subsequent attempts
Analyze your strengths and weaknesses, and use this self-assessment as a foundation for your subsequent preparation. Based on your analysis, pinpoint the subjects, topics, or specific areas where you need improvement. It could be conceptual understanding, answer writing, time management, or current affairs. Prioritize these areas and develop a targeted strategy to enhance your knowledge and skills. Reinforce your foundational knowledge by revisiting the basic concepts and fundamentals of each subject. Assess your time management skills and identify areas where you can improve. Consult mentors, teachers, or successful candidates who can provide guidance and valuable insights. Take care of your physical and mental well-being.

11. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is coaching necessary for UPSC CSE preparation? Coaching is not mandatory, but it can provide structured guidance, study materials, and mock tests. It can be helpful, especially for those who require additional support or prefer a classroom learning environment. However, self-study with the right resources and self-discipline can also lead to success.
What are the best books for UPSC CSE preparation? The choice of books may vary depending on the subject and individual preferences. Some popular books for UPSC CSE include NCERT textbooks, standard reference books by authors like Laxmikanth, M. Laxmikanth, Ramesh Singh, and Bipan Chandra, and newspapers like The Hindu for current affairs.
Can working professionals prepare for UPSC CSE? Yes, working professionals can prepare for UPSC CSE by managing their time effectively, creating a study plan, and dedicating focused hours to preparation. Utilize weekends, early mornings, and evenings for study. Balance work commitments with consistent preparation.

Clarifying misconceptions and providing guidance

Misconception: Only candidates from prestigious educational backgrounds can crack UPSC CSE. UPSC CSE is open to candidates from diverse educational backgrounds. It is the knowledge, aptitude, and dedication that matter more than the educational institution. With the right strategy, study materials, and consistent effort, anyone can succeed in the exam.
Misconception: UPSC CSE can be cleared on the first attempt without much preparation. UPSC CSE is a highly competitive exam that requires thorough preparation and dedication. While a few exceptional candidates may clear it on their first attempt, most aspirants require multiple attempts. Developing a long-term preparation strategy and consistent effort is key to success.
Misconception: Coaching institutes guarantee success in UPSC CSE. Coaching institutes can provide guidance, study materials, and mock tests, but they do not guarantee success. Success in UPSC CSE depends on individual effort, self-study, and consistent practice. Many candidates have cleared the exam without formal coaching. It's important to choose the right resources and adopt a disciplined approach to self-study.
Misconception: Memorizing information is enough for UPSC CSE. UPSC CSE tests conceptual understanding, analytical abilities, and application of knowledge. Mere memorization of facts and information is not enough. Focus on understanding concepts, connecting topics, and developing critical thinking skills. Practice answer writing and analyze previous years' question papers to enhance your application-based approach.
Misconception: Studying for long hours guarantees success. Study hours alone do not determine success. Quality of study matters more than quantity. Focus on effective time management, breaking down topics into manageable chunks, and setting realistic goals. Take regular breaks, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and prioritize self-care to ensure sustained productivity.
Misconception: English proficiency is mandatory for UPSC CSE. While UPSC CSE is conducted in English and Hindi, candidates do not need exceptional fluency in English. Basic proficiency in English is sufficient to understand and communicate effectively. Focus on improving language skills through reading, writing, and practicing answer writing.
Misconception: The optional subject is the key to success in UPSC CSE. The optional subject plays a significant role in the Main Examination, but it is not the sole determinant of success. A well-rounded preparation, including General Studies papers, current affairs, and essay writing, is equally important. Choose the optional subject based on your interest, aptitude, and availability of study materials.
Misconception: UPSC CSE is all about hard work, and luck plays no role. Hard work is essential for UPSC CSE, but luck can also play a role in certain aspects like question patterns, options in multiple-choice questions, etc. However, luck alone cannot guarantee success. Focus on consistent effort, smart preparation, and improving your skills and knowledge to maximize your chances of success.

12. Conclusion

We have covered a wide range of topics related to UPSC CSE preparation. We discussed the importance of this exam and its eligibility criteria, exam stages, and services offered. We explored various strategies for exam preparation, including recommended books, note-making techniques, and time management. We also delved into specific subjects, optional subject selection, and interview processes. Furthermore, we addressed common queries, clarified misconceptions, and provided guidance. Throughout the discussion, we emphasized the significance of self-study, self-evaluation, and continuous improvement. We highlighted the value of mock tests, previous years' question papers, and analyzing performance. Lastly, we discussed the importance of motivation, encouragement, and perseverance on this challenging yet rewarding journey. Remember, with dedication, strategic planning, and the right mindset, you can overcome obstacles and achieve success in UPSC CSE. Good luck!
Encouragement and motivation for sticklers
Some motivational movies centered around society and its betterment. You should watch it when you have time :)
Dead Poets Society, Remember the Titans, The Pursuit of Happyness, October Sky, Hidden Figures, A Beautiful Mind, Freedom Writers, The Blind Side, Gandhi, Invictus, Freedom Writers, The Help 2011, The Great Debaters, The Pursuit of Equality, Milk 2008, Selma, Norma Rae, Kaala 2018, Peranbu, Mahatma, Drishyam, Swades, Rang De Basanti and many more.
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt
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2023.06.05 18:49 Clarine87 Is there an online test someone can take to find out if, and in what ways, they're transphobic?

Just, like a series of questions, "if you answered yes to 80% of these binary statements you have an irrational problem with transgender people".
The text below is just me venting and has no relevance to my question.
My formerly best friend refuses to accept my assertion that they're transphobic (and homophobic) because they follow live and let live and "wish no ill will" and want "them to live free and unimpeded" but at the same time won't accept being trans is anything more than an adults lifestyle choice. They also keep telling me there's no such thing as gender.
All I've been able to achieve is angering them because they routinely (march for palestine etc) believe themselves to be a paragon of standing up for oppressed minorities - of course since they see us as a lifestyle they don't see as as any more of a minority than people with short hair.
They were there for me throughout my realisation and self discovery phases but we haven't spoken over the past year and now they're clearly following anti-trans talking heads - but when they "defend" the transphobes it all comes accross as though my friend doesn't recognise any of the dog whistles.
I'm at my wits end to explain that they routinely follow those types of people, watch the media they produce, insist on telling me that trans women are m*n, that we'll never be "female" and a bunch of other stuff about genital preferences and chromosomes. Yeah that was funny, I got them to change their definition of female 5 times with exceptions to whatever they put forward. In the end they agreed with me that we now had a robust definition of female, and then I said, "so women are noting more than their ability to reproduce" - at which they temporarly blocked me.
What infuriates me the most is how they say that freespeech is their paramount priority, and I think they've just eaten up all the stuff about transphobes being 'cancel cultured' and not applied any critical analysis. They say shutting down someone elses speech is worse than anything they might be saying.
They also asked me if they could identify as black. I said, if that was their identity...
I feel like they're completely lost now, but they say I'm the problem.
He genuinely wants trans people to live our lives free from harassment so long we conduct our lives within the framing of "all humans are either male or female" and there is no such thing as gender - aka as a lifestyle
What frustrates me is they want to go to pride to support LGBT and trans people's rights - when apparently they don't understand that LGBT want equality NOT tollerance.
This person saved me from dispair earlier in my life, they're important to me, and I'm having a lot of trouble letting them go. They read the UK's Telegraph daily - as I understand it that's one of the most transphobic newspapers in English.
Or perhaps, they do know they're transphobic.
This is the calibre of thinker I'm dealing with. Insisting on "immutable sex" even though thats not something trans people dispute.
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2023.06.05 16:58 vasska What is the monthly subscription price for home delivery of the Union Tribune?

The UT advertises $5 month for daily home delivery, but this appears to be a "trial" period. However, I cannot seem to find the "actual" subscription price, or even how long the "trial" period is supposed to last.
I also heard of newspapers charging different rates, depending on where you live. Does the UT do this? Are there workarounds if they do?
Edited to add: I like reading paper newspapers. For a variety of reasons, I do not like depending on online or broadcast sources for all of my news.
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2023.06.05 15:38 henryclark1 5 Best Places To Visit In The New York

Globally acknowledged as, ‘The Big Apple’, ‘The Never Sleeping City’ and sometimes also as ‘Gotham City’, New York is primarily known for its extraordinary scenic beauty, gratitude for being situated on a natural harbor, and the cityscape that brings life to the building after sunset. If you are planning to visit NYC with friends or family do look for a deal/offer with a reputed airline, for instance, Southwest Airlines Vacation Packages. However, New York has incalculable attractions including sky-scraper buildings amazing museums, lush parks, vibrant streets, restaurants, shops, and much more, the city has many things to offer to every visitor. Besides, charming college towns upstate, gorgeous lakes, and even world-famous waterfalls are just unique spots and centers of top attractions.
New York City is one of the top-visited 5 destinations in the world. So, visiting this dynamic city will just rejuvenate your mind exceptionally. This content contains five highly visited and most popular sights that no traveler should ever, ever, miss at any cost. This trip is going to offer you a wonderful memory forever, keep reading the post till the end.

  1. The Statue of Liberty
America's most famous sight, the Statue of Liberty is at the highest point of each and every first-time traveler's places to visit in New York list. Interestingly, it was actually a gift from France to America. Inaugurated in 1886, it still symbolized a world freedom icon and is known as one of the USA’s top attractions.
Being a 152 feet tall structure from the base to the light, it is popularly known to be one of the world's biggest sculptures, weighing roughly 450,000 pounds. You can see the sculpture from land, with especially great perspectives from Battery Park, on the southern tip of Manhattan.
To genuinely see the value in the Statue of Liberty, the best thing to do is to go on a short boat outing to Liberty Island and see it very close. Go for a soothing walk around the base, and on the off chance that you have reservations, enter the platform or the crown. The crown has now been opened for visitors, yet book well ahead of time to partake in this unique experience.
On a visit to the Statue of Liberty, you have the choice to stop at Ellis Island and explore the Migration Gallery. This phenomenal gallery is situated in the noteworthy movement station complex, where a great many outsiders were handled prior to entering the US.
2. The Central Park
A walk, carriage ride, and pedal through the crisscross ways of Central Park is a must-do on every traveler’s NYC visiting schedule. During the winter, you might bind up your skates and glide across Wollman Rink. This colossal park in the downtown area, a half-mile wide and 2.5 miles long, is something that makes NYC such a delightful and decent city.
Other than being an extraordinary spot to encounter a little nature, Central Park includes numerous attractions inside its lines, and the greater part of them are free, making it one of the thrifty and exceptional modest activities in New York City. The absolute most famous spots to visit incorporate the Belvedere Palace, Strawberry Fields, the Central Park Zoo, and the soothing Lake. In the event that you are looking for the recreation area all alone, begin by getting a guide at one of the guest places and schedule your road map.
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3. American Museum of Natural History
One of the most iconic museums for a family outing in NYC is the American Museum of Natural History has something to engage everybody. Eight extremely durable display halls boast all that is intriguing about the natural environment of the earth, from science and the climate to creatures and fossils.
This magnificent museum hosts unique shows that run for a pre-scheduled time. A portion of the ongoing displays that are definitely worth seeing remembers one for sharks, highlighting models of these astounding animals that you can really contact. Another interesting showcase is the exclusive 22-carat Okavango Blue Precious Diamond.
A feature of any visit is a walk around the Butterfly Studio. Inside this humid and warm environment-controlled house, you will share the space with more than 500 species of fluttering and colorful butterflies. However, visiting the American Museum of Natural History brings a fascinating experience and a sweet memory forever.
4. Times Square
Fixed with enormous, splendidly lit boards and screens, Times Square is the spot to go in NYC at night, yet exciting whenever of day. This is the area where New Year's Eve Festivities are organized and the renowned ‘ball drop’ at sharp 12 PM when the square and encompassing roads are loaded up with both foreign travelers and locals.
Times Square is a very fast location with densely crowded travelers however it scatters an allure of its own. This unique spot is recognized as an incredible place to enjoy some time off and pay high value to the amazing scenery around it. In general, most people prefer Southwest Low Fare Calendar to book flights online in advance. However, you may book a flight that justifies your preferences adequately.
Previously it was known as ‘Longacre Square’, but in 1904 it was renamed after the New York Times tower. The daily read English newspaper previously posted current titles along its moving sign, the first of its sort on the planet, in 1928.
On the off chance that you've had your fill of sitting on the seats and are searching for something enjoyable to do either collectively or as a couple, walk around to Madame Tussaud's Wax Gallery. The shockingly life-like wax dolls highlight New York City symbols like Jimmy Fallon and the arrangement of The Tonight Show, Broadway cast individuals and shows where you really get to spruce up and partake. The glass of the building dome distends over Times Square for magnificent views.
5. Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, or the Met, as it is popularly known, was established in 1870, and is quite one of the most popular museums in the USA. The super durable collection of The Met contains about 2 million artworks, spanning an extensive time frame of more than 5,000 years.
Albeit the Museum consists of three sites, the focal point is The Met Fifth Avenue. Features of this assortment incorporate the Decorative Arts of America, arms and armor, war outfits, Egyptian craftsmanship, ancient instruments of music, photos, and considerably more. Continuously changing shows bring a portion of the world's most well-known works to general visitors.
The Met Cloisters, situated in Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan, is another very famous New York exhibition Museum. This part of the Metropolitan Gallery of Art, housed in a remarkable design, beautified in medieval orders, sanctuaries, and lobbies, centers around the middle-age workmanship and architectural expertise of Europe.
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2023.06.05 15:00 NSFWorld2 Citadel of Ash Gazette -No. 22 "The statistics of [IXXXI] and [TERRA] War. Day: 199 Season 19 Week: 12

Citadel of Ash Gazette -No. 22
Citadel of Ash Gazette, Monday 5 of June, 2023
This is the Citadel of Ash Gazette, an Albionian daily "i'll create a new post whenever i am in the mood", serious newspaper based in the dungeons under the Citadel with a continental influence and readership.



[STRNG] AND [IXXXI] ARE PAYING 500 MIL. SILVER PER DAY TO THEIR HANDHOLDERS.



This was the last week of season 19 and it was the less active week from both sides in this war. They massed only for four CTAs this week.

Battleboard Season 19 Week 12 (29-05-2023 - 04-06-2023):
29-05-2023, 17:35 UTC - 04-06-2023

This was a boring week with only 4 CTAs, small masses and few fights. Lets see the weekly handholding and no handholding battleboard of [STRNG]/[IXXXI] and [TERRA]/[WARL].

[IXXXI]/[STRNG]+[BOBER]Fax+[SRN] Mayhem Corp+Confidentiality+Paura vs [TERRA]/[WARL]+ Mono Con Navaja
when they are handholding. 29-05-2023, 17:35 UTC - 04-06-2023
As you can see even if [IXXX]/[STRNG] brings more alliances and guilds to protect them, they have more deaths than kills. Especially [IXXXI], this week they went 15/62.

[IXXXI] vs [TERRA]:
when they don't handholding. 29-05-2023, 17:35 UTC - 04-06-2023
Of course [TERRA] had way more people than [IXXXI]. They caught them away from their protectors, that day was Paura, and they instantly die before their reinforcements come.


According to Dazroun, guild master of [BOBER] Fax, his guild is getting paid from [IXXXI]/[STRNG] 200mil. silver per day to protect them. If we include 100mil. silver for [SEND] Escalation and hundrends of millions that they pay to [FFlow], [SRN] Mayhem Corp, the other small random guilds, and the regears after the "friendly fights" with [FFlow], [BOBER] they are doing if there is no contend with [TERRA]/[WARL], it's about half a billion per day. What a silver sink.
Dazrounn guild master of [BOBER]Fax.

So, [STRNG]/[IXXXI] is paying four handrend to half a billion -depending who are they calling for help- every time their territories are launched, they mass for over one hour, most of the time they are running around because [TERRA]/[WARL] will not take outnumbered fights like this, and at the end they give "friendly fights" with their protectors.
My personal opinion thats not a good economically long-term plan.

To the other side, [TERRA]/[WARL] are massing for over an hour, and then, most of the time they are running around avoiding to get in outnambered fights and they are denying contend to their enemies.
A very very very very boring and annoying plan for their members.

If both of the sides continue with these plans, who do you believe will broke first?
The economy of [IXXXI]/[STRNG]?
or
The morale of [TERRA]/[WARL]?



Total kills and deaths since 16/11/2022:
[IXXXI]: kills: 11.305 deaths: 13.119
[TERRA]: kills: 13.861 deaths: 15.575
[STRNG]: kills: 5.230 deaths: 5.950*
*including deaths and kills when they were handholding with [TERRA].


D.P.


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2023.06.05 14:36 peasarelegumes Forget just quitting just reddit. Anyone else tried quitting the internet for a certain period of time?

There's a subreddit called nosurf
I was in hospital for a week and didn't have my phone for a week. After getting home I stayed off the net for another week and was amazed how bored I was. I had books to keep me occupied and read the newspaper daily but I did check my email a few times.
But for the first time in my life how much time I waste mindlessly surfing the net. Half the time it's ok reading interesting topics and all but the other time is was reading junk and wasting time on reddit.
Not having the net I realized 2 things, that I wasn't happy with a bunch of stuff in my apartment and life in general, so I made plans to get some new furniture and clean the place up fully along with getting out more often. The second thing I noticed was how I was nowhere near as introverted and anti-social as I assumed I was. I started catching up with old friends and relatives I've been putting off. I actually also really looked forward to people visiting me. It was weird seeing people in public because damn near everyone looked like they were attached to their phone 24/7
I'm back here wasting time again but I continue to have these several week breaks to improve my sanity and life
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2023.06.05 12:59 sprungy Things to do: June 5 - June 11

June 5
Venezuela: The Failure of Political Change and the Future of Human Rights
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/venezuela-the-failure-of-political-change-and-the-future-of-human-rights-tickets-643989569137
Michelle Good: Truth Telling (North York Central Library)
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/michelle-good-truth-telling-north-york-central-library-tickets-629479499127
Brick 111 Launch
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/brick-111-launch-tickets-637340973007
Photo Editing with Photoshop - Intermediate
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/photo-editing-with-photoshop-intermediate-tickets-635461290827
THIS IS NOT THE SHOW/Trampoline Hall Party
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/this-is-not-the-showtrampoline-hall-party-tickets-642566613037
Se Habla Español - We Speak Spanish Toronto
https://www.meetup.com/toronto/events/293580279/
🎱Play Pool, Make Friends, Have Fun in Downtown Toronto!🎱
https://www.meetup.com/torontobilliardsclub/events/293577863/
lululemon: Monday Night QSW RunCrew
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lululemon-monday-night-qsw-runcrew-tickets-641544194957
ULTIMATE FRISBEE All Genders Welcome! No Experience Necessary!
https://www.meetup.com/mracx-multisport/events/293936877/
North York Soccer Pick-up Co-ed Game each Monday
https://www.meetup.com/toronto-soccer-meetup/events/293979378/
** SUMMER RATES & SCHEDULE ** INDOOR SOCCER METRO SPORTSPLEX by JLSOCCER.COM
https://www.meetup.com/toronto-soccer-meetup/events/293582240/
Jays vs Astros @ SkyDome
https://www.mlb.com/bluejays/schedule/2023-06
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. Free preview @ Scotiabank Cinema. YMMV
https://forums.redflagdeals.com/scotiabank-cinema-toronto-june-5-transformers-rise-beasts-free-preview-scotiabank-cinema-ymmv-2621056/
$9.99 Raiders Of The Lost Ark @ Cineplex. Until June 8
https://www.cineplex.com/movie/raiders-of-the-lost-ark-2019
Metropolis @ Revue Cinema
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/anime-at-the-revue-metropolis-2001-tickets-617154264017
Lilo and Stitch @ Paradise Theatre
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/family-fare-presents-lilo-stitch-tickets-640862315437
Jewish Film Festival. Until June 11
https://tjff.com/
Casino bus to Niagara Falls
https://safewaytours.net/en/casino-tours/
Toronto Games Week. Until June 7
https://torontogamesweek.com/
$10 Clothing and Shoe Sale @ International Centre. Until June 11
https://www.popupgiant.com/
Canadian Music Week. Until June 10. Various venues
https://cmw.net/
Women in Music BC - Toronto Showcase & Networking Event
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-in-music-bc-toronto-showcase-networking-event-tickets-637254684917
Meredith Lazowski @ Cameron House
https://www.thecameron.com/shows
Frankie Rose @ Monarch Tavern
https://www.themonarchtavern.com/calendar
Punk rock cover night @ Bovine Sex Club
https://www.bovinesexclub.com/
Karaoke @ Toby's
https://www.instagram.com/jasonrolland/
$18.88 unlimited evening bowling @ Splitsville
https://splitsville.ca/richmond-hill-bowling/
Trivia @ Stout Irish
https://www.headscratcherstrivia.com/
Mean Girls trivia @ Hemingway's
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mean-girls-trivia-41-1st-night-tickets-633735559117
Trivia Mondays at Film Cafe
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/trivia-mondays-at-film-cafe-tickets-594746230987
Weekly trivia roundup
https://www.reddit.com/toronto/comments/ukk8dm/roundup_of_trivia_nights_in_toronto/
SiriusXM free preview. Until June 5
https://www.siriusxm.com/offers/free-listen
Open Life Drawing Toronto @ St Matthew's United Church
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/open-life-drawing-toronto-registration-565727234387
Mirvish lottery for $19 discounted Harry Potter tickets
https://lottery.mirvish.com/
Cirque du Soleil Kooza. Until June 18
https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/kooza
Disney Animation: Immersive Experience Toronto
https://tickets.lighthouseimmersive.com/toronto/?#/
Stranger Things : The Experience
https://strangerthings-experience.com/toronto/
The Office Experience @ Yorkdale Mall
https://theofficeexperience.com/toronto/
Jurassic World The Exhibition @ Square One
https://jurassicworldexhibition.com/mississauga/
Registration continues for JAM sports leagues
https://toronto.jamsports.com/index.php
YMCA free 7-day trial pass
https://trythey.ymcagta.org
GoodLife Fitness free 7-day trial pass
https://try.goodlifefitness.com/raptors?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=MSLE-Partnership&utm_source=Partner
Presto card discounts. Various attractions, shows , restaurants
https://www.prestocard.ca/en/about/presto-perks
Free admission to various attractions via TPL Map Pass Program
https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/museum-arts-passes/
Toronto History Museums free admission
https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/history-art-culture/museums/
Indoor /outdoor pools
https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/recreation/swimming/#location=&lat=&lng=
Self guided Discovery Tours
https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/streets-parking-transportation/sidewalk-tours-wayfinding/self-guided-tours/discovery-tours/
Seeing the Invisible An Outdoor Augmented Reality Exhibition
https://moca.ca/exhibitions/seeing-the-invisible/
Volunteer w/Bike Brigade
https://www.bikebrigade.ca/
Volunteer w/Nature Stewards to remove invasive plants
https://torontonaturestewards.org/
Monday Night Open Mic
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/monday-night-open-mic-tickets-606768891087
Take the plunge: First taste for solos @ Oasis
https://members.oasisaqualounge.com/sessions/new
Naughty on a school night @ M4
http://clubm4.com/event-calenda
Complimentary Wine Tastings at Blue Door Wine Shop
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/complimentary-wine-tastings-at-blue-door-wine-shop-tickets-632110087287
$4.99 Big Mary chicken sandwich @ Mary Brown's
https://marybrowns.com/offers/
$5 Big Crunch chicken sandwich @ KFC
https://www.kfc.ca/menu/deals/sandwich-of-the-day
$10 OG chicken sandwich @ Union Chicken
https://www.unionchicken.com/menu-daily-specials
$18.99 AYCE endless wings @ Hooters. Drink purchase required
https://www.hooters.to/downtown-toronto
50% off wings @ Montana's. Drink purchase required
https://www.montanas.ca/en/promotions/dailydeals.html
$23.99 AYCE endless wings @ St Louis. Until July 2
https://www.stlouiswings.com/wingsanity/
$10 unlimited toppings @ Pi . Co
https://forums.redflagdeals.com/pi-co-10-unlimited-topping-craft-pizza-2592458/
Summer drink days @ McDonald's. Until Sept 4
https://forums.redflagdeals.com/mcdonalds-summer-drink-days-may-23-september-4-2617674/
Birthday freebies. Marble Slab, and more
https://forums.redflagdeals.com/birthday-freebies-version-2017-2022-1719925/
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June 6
Group bike ride w/TBN
https://tbn.ca/event-5254039
Jays vs Astros @ SkyDome. $1 hot dog night
https://www.mlb.com/bluejays/schedule/2023-06
Annex history walk
https://www.meetup.com/the-history-of-parkdale/events/293929579/
Lights, Camera, Action: Hollywood North Film Locations history walk
https://www.meetup.com/the-history-of-parkdale/events/293906659/
🎱 Pool and Drinks Social @ Dundas West Shoxs Billiard Lounge 🎱
https://www.meetup.com/torontobilliardsclub/events/293599792/
Mississauga: Outdoor Pick-up Soccer
https://www.meetup.com/toronto-soccer-meetup/events/293600506/
Spiderman: Across the Spiderverse w/Meetup
https://www.meetup.com/made-about-movies/events/293550018/
Drake Bingo w/Devine Darlin @ Drake Hotel
https://www.thedrake.ca/thedrakehotel/whatson/
Trivia @ Stout Irish
https://www.headscratcherstrivia.com/
Four band showcase @ Dakota Tavern
https://www.dakotatavern.ca/
Dylan @ Velvet Underground
http://thevelvet.ca/events/
David Pryde @ Absolute Comedy
https://www.absolutecomedy.ca/toronto
Skyline's The Limit @ Second City
https://www.secondcity.com/shows/toronto/the-second-city-mainstage-87th-revue/?tickets=&date=
50% off wings @ Crown and Dragon. Drink purchase required. After 5PM
https://www.crownanddragon.com/
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June 7
Jays vs Astros @ SkyDome
https://www.mlb.com/bluejays/schedule/2023-06
Aga Khan Museum free admission after 4PM
https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/visit/tickets-hours.html
Gardiner Museum free admission after 4PM
https://www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/visit/
AGO free admission after 6PM
https://ago.ca/visit/free-wednesday-nights
Free ROM Walk: King Street East Newspapers & Newsmakers
https://www.rom.on.ca/en/whats-on/free-walk-king-street-east-newspapers-newsmakers-june-723
Yonge Street architecture tour w/Heritage Toronto. PWYC/donation
https://www.heritagetoronto.org/whats-on/yonge-street-architecture-june-7/
Hairspray. Free outdoor movie @ College Park
https://downtownyonge.com/series/college-park-after-hours/
Humber College - The Portfolio Screening. Free @ Royal Cinema
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-portfolio-screening-tickets-633594416957?aff=eand
Group bike ride w/Toronto Cruisers
http://torontocruisers.com/
Mad Caddies @ Lee's Palace
https://www.leespalace.com/events
David Pryde @ Absolute Comedy
https://www.absolutecomedy.ca/toronto
Skyline's The Limit @ Second City
https://www.secondcity.com/shows/toronto/the-second-city-mainstage-87th-revue/?tickets=&date=
Mosquito. Movie screening + comedy commentary @ Comedy Bar
https://comedybar.ca/shows/guts-for-laughs
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June 8
Luxury Cosmetics Warehouse Sale @ Markham Fairgrounds
https://tcws-markham-june-2023.splashthat.com/Social
Horse racing @ Woodbine. Free admission and parking
https://woodbine.com/upcoming-races/
Jays vs Astros @ SkyDome
https://www.mlb.com/bluejays/schedule/2023-06
Bingo @ Flash On Church
http://flashonchurch.com/
Kreator and Sepultura @ Danforth Music Hall
https://thedanforth.com/
Live band karaoke @ Wheatsheaf Tavern
https://www.goodenoughlivekaraoke.com/upcoming-shows.html
David Pryde @ Absolute Comedy
https://www.absolutecomedy.ca/toronto
Skyline's The Limit @ Second City
https://www.secondcity.com/shows/toronto/the-second-city-mainstage-87th-revue/?tickets=&date=
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June 9
Toronto Tattoo Show @ MTCC
https://www.torontotattooshow.com/
Luxury Cosmetics Warehouse Sale @ Markham Fairgrounds
https://tcws-markham-june-2023.splashthat.com/Social
Horse racing @ Woodbine. Free admission and parking
https://woodbine.com/upcoming-races/
Jays vs Twins @ SkyDome
https://www.mlb.com/bluejays/schedule/2023-06
Bingo @ Flash On Church
http://flashonchurch.com/
MOCA free admission after 5PM
https://moca.ca/visit/
David Pryde @ Absolute Comedy
https://www.absolutecomedy.ca/toronto
Skyline's The Limit @ Second City
https://www.secondcity.com/shows/toronto/the-second-city-mainstage-87th-revue/?tickets=&date=
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June 10
$10/$15 unlimited GO Transit
https://www.gotransit.com/en/travelling-with-us/promotions-and-events/weekend-passes-with-go
Bus to Casino Rama
https://www.casinorama.com/vip-coach/
Luxury Cosmetics Warehouse Sale @ Markham Fairgrounds
https://tcws-markham-june-2023.splashthat.com/Social
Toronto Islands walk w/MeetUp. Dog friendly. Free
https://meetu.ps/e/M9NqK/fM5W/i
Hike+meditation+beach. ParkBus to Kelso
https://activedays.parkbus.ca/meditation-hike
Scarborough RT farewell food tour
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/scarborough-environmental-association-59879713283
Bike Party group bike ride
https://linktr.ee/bikepartytoronto
World Naked Bike Ride
https://www.blogto.com/rada2023/02/world-naked-bike-ride-toronto-returning/
Horse racing @ Woodbine. Free admission and parking
https://woodbine.com/upcoming-races/
Jays vs Twins @ SkyDome
https://www.mlb.com/bluejays/schedule/2023-06
Toronto Rush vs Philadelphia Phoenix @ Varsity Stadium
https://theaudl.com/rush/schedule
Toronto Tattoo Show @ MTCC
https://www.torontotattooshow.com/
Open Tuning music festival. Free
https://opentuningfestival.wordpress.com/
Bingo @ Flash On Church
http://flashonchurch.com/
TSA walking tours
https://torontosocietyofarchitects.ca/tours/
Singles mini party @ Drake Hotel
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/singles-mini-party-the-drake-hotel-restaurant-tickets-643796842687
David Pryde @ Absolute Comedy
https://www.absolutecomedy.ca/toronto
Skyline's The Limit @ Second City
https://www.secondcity.com/shows/toronto/the-second-city-mainstage-87th-revue/?tickets=&date=
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June 11
$10/$15 unlimited GO Transit
https://www.gotransit.com/en/travelling-with-us/promotions-and-events/weekend-passes-with-go
Bus to Casino Rama
https://www.casinorama.com/vip-coach/
Free ROM Walk: Kensington
https://www.rom.on.ca/en/whats-on/free-walk-kensington-june-1123
TSA walking tours
https://torontosocietyofarchitects.ca/tours/
Toronto Tattoo Show @ MTCC
https://www.torontotattooshow.com/
Luxury Cosmetics Warehouse Sale @ Markham Fairgrounds
https://tcws-markham-june-2023.splashthat.com/Social
Horse racing @ Woodbine. Free admission and parking
https://woodbine.com/upcoming-races/
Jays vs Twins @ SkyDome
https://www.mlb.com/bluejays/schedule/2023-06
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Guelph Royals. Free baseball @ Christie Pits
https://www.mapleleafsbaseball.com/stats#/team-schedule?team_id=238204
Bingo @ Flash On Church
http://flashonchurch.com/
Bata Shoe Museum free admission
https://batashoemuseum.ca/visit-us/
Trivia Sunday Afternoons at 99 Bottles
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/trivia-sunday-afternoons-at-99-bottles-tickets-558319557827
Free drop-in kickball @ Alexandra Park. Beginners welcome
https://www.facebook.com/TorontoKickball/
$18.88 unlimited evening bowling @ Splitsville
https://splitsville.ca/richmond-hill-bowling/
Karaoke @ Toby's
https://www.instagram.com/jasonrolland/
Karaoke @ Capone's
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/karaoke-sundays-tickets-640202251167
Karaoke @ The Hashtag
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/karaoke-night-hosted-in-a-friendly-restro-bar-located-at-st-clair-ave-w-tickets-509785882297
David Pryde @ Absolute Comedy
https://www.absolutecomedy.ca/toronto
Skyline's The Limit @ Second City
https://www.secondcity.com/shows/toronto/the-second-city-mainstage-87th-revue/?tickets=&date=
$5 meals @ Tea N Bannock. Free for kids 12 and under
https://forums.redflagdeals.com/tea-n-bannock-toronto-5-sunday-meals-tea-n-bannock-free-kids-12-under-2620632/
50% off wings @ Crown and Dragon. Drink purchase required
https://www.crownanddragon.com/
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2023.06.05 11:33 autotldr Ukraine: significant escalation in fighting reported in Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia

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Russia has claimed its forces thwarted a "Major offensive" in the south-eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk and killed hundreds of pro-Kyiv troops, but its statement could not be verified by news agencies and Ukrainian officials made no comment.
The Ukrainian defence minister, Oleksii Reznikov, published a cryptic message on Twitter on Sunday, quoting Depeche Mode's track Enjoy the Silence.
Russia's defence ministry released video of what it claimed was several Ukrainian armoured vehicles in a field blowing up after being hit.
The ministry said Russian forces killed 250 Ukrainian troops and destroyed 16 tanks, three infantry fighting vehicles and 21 armoured combat vehicles.
Ukraine has in recent weeks sought to weaken Russian positions but its specific plans have been shrouded in secrecy as it seeks to strike yet another blow against the much larger military of Russia.
For months, tens of thousands of Russian troops have been digging in along a frontline that stretches for about 1,000km, bracing for a Ukrainian attack that is expected to try to cut Russia's so-called land bridge to the Crimean peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014.
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2023.06.05 07:50 Grouchy_Charge_4618 Understanding the Differences Between Traditional Marketing and Digital Marketing

Understanding the Differences Between Traditional Marketing and Digital Marketing
Introduction
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Digital marketing is highly effective for reaching a broader audience and is cost-effective compared to traditional marketing. The modes of marketing used in each approach are different, and businesses should choose the ones that are most effective for their specific needs.
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2023.06.05 07:07 desertplum Patrick Merrill, Missing from Plymouth, NH since 1987

Patrick Merrill, Missing from Plymouth, NH since 1987
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
References
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/
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2023.06.05 02:46 Traditional-Green-75 Some Last Stand Love

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2023.06.04 23:29 redoctober25 Update #2 on PJ Star Subscription

Well, I got a phone call from Gannett inquiring about why my parents ended their subscription after 50+ years. This time, the only rate the phone agent said they were allowed to give them was the $9.99/mo rate. $120 versus the $30 everyone else was paying… nope. So I hung up on them. The subscription ran out today and they had no access (thought they might have had one more day to use it).
However, since I knew that Gannett owned multiple city papers and USA Today, I checked to see what pricing many of those had. The city newspapers had similar rates of $10-$12/mo. Buuuuut… USA Today had a digital only offer of “$1 for 6 months, then $4.99/mo after”… which works out to $31 for the first year. All I needed to do was check to see if they had the same daily crossword puzzle as the PJ Star. And luckily their “Bonus” Puzzle was the same.
So I signed up for that promo rate. And the bonus (that I was kinda banking on knowing the PJ Star App)… is that I have access to all the city papers (Peoria included) thru the USA Today App (just as I did with the PJ Star App). It’s basically a couple extra simple steps to get to the local paper.
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2023.06.04 21:58 Schlachterhund Climate activism of the elect

[This is a translated excerpt from Clemens Traub’s “Future for Fridays?”. It’s a reflection about his time as an activist in “Fridays for Future” – the German branch of “School Strike for Climate”. The specific problems of western environmentalism adressed therein is germane to the issue of dysfunctional leftism often discussed on stupidpol and as far as I can tell nothing of this unique to Germany. The book is from 2020 and by now the movement “Fridays for Future” basically defunct. Meanwhile, the preferred tactic of current activists is it to glue themselves on main roads during rush hour. This protest method obviously affects working class people most, who usually have to physically show up at work (and often have to use cars to do so), and is less disruptive for the WFH email caste. The result of this is, surprisingly, a staggering 80+% disapproval rating for the climate organization “Last Generation” which is doing this.]
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I know the typical milieu of most “Fridays for Future” protesters well. In a way, it's my own and that of my current circle of friends: metropolitan, left-liberal, hip. A space for the daughters of doctors to meet the sons of lawyers. Gin tasting and discussions about plastic-free shopping and zero waste are equally high on the agenda. Veganism is as much part of the unspoken code of being trendy as frequenting second-hand shops. And the organic grocery store around the corner naturally enhances the location of your own home.
The offspring of the professional class keep to themselves. Does the climate movement represent a cross-section of society? Not even close! Fridays for Future is the rebellion of the privileged, and the movement offers them the perfect opportunity to flaunt their own cosmopolitan lifestyle and talent.
Many of my climate-concerned friends are questioning whether the social background of the demonstrators matters at all. Isn't that absolutely unimportant? The main thing, they are convinced, is that the earth is saved. It doesn't matter by whom. The population has been silent for long enough, and now it is finally time to stand up.
I admit that the consistency of this chain of thought was extremely appealing to me and that using social origin as an argument against a group is of course nonsensical. The outlined combative spirit also enthralled me at first. At the beginning of my participation in "Fridays for Future", saving the world was the only thing that counted for me. It didn’t matter who stood by my side. And it still wouldn’t matter for me today.
But what matters to me is the behavior and reasoning of the people protesting with me. And here the circle closes, because the social background reveals more about the movement than the demonstrators would like to admit.
In fact, I take the view that the exclusive social background of the young protesters is the actual birth defect of "Fridays for Future". But because the movement was far too homogeneous, far too elitist and correspondingly far too aloof right from the start, its members remained oblivious to it. Ultimately, only those who are doing well in material terms have the time and leisure to consider climate protection as the most important and also the only political issue of our time and to subordinate everything else to it.
Located in its ivory tower, the movement doesn't even notice that its criticism is leveled at the lifestyle of many economically disadvantaged people, who for financial reasons do not always have a choice. They are denounced as climate sinners because they don't shop in health food stores but at discounters. It never occurs to the demonstrators that there are people whose worries about ever-increasing electricity bills and rental charges make a discussion about forgoing air travel irrelevant from the outset.
And how could they? In their sheltered world, all of that is very far away. But that is exactly what makes the movement a risk, because it jeopardizes the already fragile cohesion of our society. For a large part of the population, however, other, more pressing everyday concerns prevail. For those who are afraid of being affected by job cuts in view of the announcements by the industry, the slashing and burning of tropical rain forest is currently of secondary importance.
Likewise, the extinction of exotic animal species is very far away for someone who worries every day about their tenuous retirement arrangements. That doesn't mean that everyday worries should completely obscure the problems of climate change, but it does explain why climate change is not the first priority for people with existential concerns.
It also explains why measures to save the climate must take economic concerns into account. And it explains why more and more people are wondering whether protesters will finally also take to the streets to deal with their everyday distress: lack affordable housing, declining pensions... plenty of issues exist.
The entire political discourse, both between the parties and outside of parliament, on the street, completely ignores the reality of life for many people in Germany! And I can well imagine that that's not a good feeling for many. The public discussions, which are often far removed from everyday life, exclude less privileged people. The result: we are all sitting on a social powder keg.
I don't originally hail from this metropolitan milieu, but grew up in a region that is often dismissed as "rural backwater". Publications such as "Landlust" and "Landleben" [trendy magazines promoting life in the country side] fulfill the longing of city dwellers for pure nature, but this dream only seems to apply to those people who consciously decide to have a weekend house in the forest. However, anyone who grew up in a rural environment will hardly benefit from this.
My parents live in the Palatinate. I grew up there too. My heart clings to the region, it is scenically beautiful with rows of wine-growing villages. But for an urbanite in pursuit of self-actualization it has to be the worst nightmare. In case your are unfamiliar with Palatinate’s culture: Schlachtfest instead of whiskey tasting. Very few apartments are actually furnished in this “country style” featured in the magazines. My home village isn’t shooting location for documentaries about gentrification. Maybe a camera team will get lost in one of our many hamlets at a Saumagen-centered village festival. But that would be pretty rare.
Drowsy villages provide the perfect backdrop while growing up. An ideal, idyllic world. But the older I got, the more I was drawn to the big city. I longed for a place that was more vibrant than the Palatinate and which could offer me more adventures and opportunities on the way to adulthood. Precisely this big, wide world I longed for. And I today I indeed enjoy its advantages. Whenever I drive home today, I have a feeling that two worlds that don't really have much to do with each other are colliding.
Shortly after attending my first Fridays for Future rallies, I paid another visit to my old homeland – these are becoming less and less frequent. When I enthusiastically told my acquaintances there about my experiences at the recent "Fridays for Future" demonstrations, I quickly realized how little they were interested. Out of pure friendship and politeness, they listened to me with half an ear.
I was quite surprised by that. What was the most hotly debated topic of recent weeks in my university town was met with absolute indifference among my old school friends here. They were more interested in the last day of the Bundesliga match or their last Tinder date than in the great climate revolution.
To be honest, I was initially disappointed and then increasingly angry at this lack of interest. While we young people in the big cities are trying to save our planet, the people in my home village are letting us down, I thought. Don't they understand that they too only have one planet at their disposal, just like us from "Fridays for Future"? Luckily, out of politeness, I kept those thoughts to myself.
In the days that followed, I started hearing disparaging comments about Fridays for Future with increasing frequency. In the eyes of my old friends, the movement was an "eco-sect", the self-promotion of big-city, left-wing weirdos. Someone called Greta Thunberg a "deranged menace". In addition to insults, they appeared to become increasingly bothered by the patronizing demeanor of many Fridays for Future protesters, who seem to perceive ICE-car drivers and meat eaters as second-class citizens.
The more often this happened, the deeper the wedge was driven between my current city life and my origins in my home village in the Palatinate. Between my old and my new world. For the first time in my life, I was just happy when I was able to drive back to the big city: finally the ideal world again, even if it was on the verge of collapse.
Ever since that visit, I've been quite hypersensitive whenever my enthusiasm for "Fridays for Future" wasn't shared 100 percent. In my eyes, there were simply only climate heroes on the one hand and climate sinners on the other. The absolute good or absolute bad – and nothing in between! It was only later that I realized how much I was already influenced by the “Fridays for Future” movement.
At first I could only offer my my old acquaintances reproaches. I accused them of being apolitical and uninformed about the world anyway. A mechanism of exclusion that is very common in "Fridays for Future", as I later realized. After all, at university I even mocked my old acquaintances as provincials, something I had always hated myself when my new metropolitan friends teased me about it.
But it was so much easier to just dismiss them as uninformed "provincials" than to argue with them and take them seriously. I didn't ask why my friends from my old home country saw "Fridays for Future" as arrogant or aloof, I didn't care at the time. Possible self-doubts could not arise in the first place.
I didn't anticipate, that this would actually fiercely play up in me over the coming weeks! I thought more and more about the experiences in my home country. It just wouldn't let me go. Where does the rejection of “Fridays for Future” come from, I asked myself. Where does the indifference in the face of urgent global climate problems come from? How could it be that my friends didn't see those and that they didn't comprehend the seriousness of the situation? I looked for answers but couldn't find any.
For several weeks, every Friday, there was no longer any plastic dishware in the university cafeteria. This gesture, following the "Fridays for Future" demonstrations, was intended to set an example for environmental protection. What should have caused storms of enthusiasm in theory, however, meant a very special kind of chaos in practice: balancing a piece of raspberry cake on your bare hand without a plate is more difficult than it might sound. Once the first piece of cake hit the floor, a discussion about the plastic boycott quickly broke out in the canteen.
It immediately turned out that the cashiers could only laugh at what they considered to be an idiotic ban on plastic. Their statements shocked many of my fellow students, who are big "FfF" fans. Instead of relaxed humorous small talk, my fellow students reacted with deadly seriousness. In the heat of the moment, the cashiers were even treated with extremely condescending insults. I will never forget how my fellow students lost all human decency that day in the supposed fight for climate protection. For the first time I noticed how fanatical and arrogant many of my "FfF" acquaintances had long since become.
After that event, something actually changed in me. But I didn't want to admit it to myself at first. But the more often I demonstrated at "Fridays for Future", the more alien the movement became to me. Today I know: It took an event like the one in the university canteen or a stay in my old home country to open my eyes and to realize how important sincerely attempting to understand other realms of experience before applying crude labels to people. Due to its exclusionary megalomania, “Fridays for Future” is incapable of this realization. But only a person who approaches other people, takes them seriously and wants to understand their everyday lives will be listened to. Only those people can actually affect something. They might even, in the best case scenario, save our planet!
While "Fridays for Future" was unable to make inroads my home village’s community, the media was showed more interest. Interviews with activists became more and more frequent on television. The talk shows couldn't get enough of them. "Markus Lanz", "Anne Will" or "Hart aber Fair": All of them had at least one "FfF" activist to visit. The more I saw them there, the more their arrogant demeanor bothered me. I suddenly switched off people who I still saw as inspiring personalities a few months ago. They kept raising their index fingers admonishingly. Looking down from the ivory tower at anyone who disagreed.
Finger wagging was slowly but surely becoming the hallmark of the movement. Their image of the enemy was crystal clear. Their worldview is dangerously one-dimensional. My big city friends suddenly fought everyone they saw as being complicit in the misery of the world: the meat eaters, the plastic bag carriers, the ICE-car drivers, the short-haul fliers, the long-haul fliers, the cruise tourists, the farmers, and of course the evil SUV owners. But honestly, don't we all belong to one of these groups from time to time?
Once they suddenly started cursing anyone who accidentally commits a tiny climate sin, even if it's just incorrect sorting of trash, I felt like they were in the ultimate battle against the rest of humanity. Elitist hubris everywhere I looked. In their moral arrogance they were (and still are) completely unaware of how many "normal" people they alienated by doing so. My assessment that "Fridays for Future" is primarily a movement of socially privileged young people has now been backed up by corresponding figures. The Berlin “Institute for Protest and Movement Research” got to the bottom of the social composition of the climate movement. On March 15, 2019, it surveyed “Fridays for Future” protesters at rallies in Berlin and Bremen. The study was financed by the Bündnis 90/Die Grünen-affiliated "Heinrich Böll Foundation".
The study’s results were illuminating: More than 90 percent of those surveyed stated that they had at least completed their Abitur (or advanced technical college entrance qualification) or were currently striving to do so. An overwhelming majority of 90 percent! Not even 1 percent of the demonstrators attended secondary schools [which prepare pupils for non-academic vocational training]. Almost two-thirds of the students considered themselves to be in the upper-middle class. Even before that, I had no doubt that "Fridays for Future" is a movement of the affluent. But what I read in this study surpassed my estimated. "Fridays for Future" does not in any way represent a cross-section of society, as has often been claimed.
I was surprised how little the sobering result of the study was then discussed. Society had to be informed about the privileged background and the resulting aloofness of the young protesters. Doesn't this change the entire perspective on the defining social debate of the last few months?
The figureheads of the movement in particular all come from the “most bourgeois” background. For example, we have Luisa Neubauer, the best-known German "Fridays for Future" activist. She grew up in the relatively expensive Elbe suburb of Iserbrook in Hamburg. Everyone in Hamburg knows: Not exactly a residential area that is known for its social housing. She did her Abitur in Hamburg-Blankenese. It is Hamburg's villa district par excellence. Sightseeing buses now offer tours through the district to present the magnificent villas to curious tourists. She is a scholarship holder of the party-affiliated foundation Bündnis 90/Die Grünen and is also a member of the party. So nothing stands in the way of a career in politics, she says so herself. "I don't want to rule out a career in politics," she told Zeit Campus, for example. [Neubauer is, in fact, a scion of the oligarchical Reemtsma clan; so is her cousin, another figurehead of the movement]
It’s less a rebellion from below and more a case of perfect self-marketing. But now cracks do appear in this underdog stage production. Today Luisa Neubauer can only be reached via her management. Demonstrators as pop stars! And of course you can't just talk to them on the street when you're demonstrating together. At least not with “Fridays for Future”. Please, what a naive notion! Although there are also critics of the excessive portrayal of people within the "Fridays for Future" movement, there is no real change in sight.
In the meantime, the climate movement has become one thing in particular: a career springboard for ambitious young elites. "Fridays for Future" is the perfect stage to make a name for yourself. Many of the educated offspring of academics are of course aware of this. The more media attention, the more attractive it is to be in the front row. Supposedly idealistic activism can now be marketed very well.
But not only the figureheads like Luisa Neubauer want to get some of the public spotlight. More and more "Neubauer disciples" are trying their luck in the "Fridays for Future" profiling machine. There we have, to name just a few examples, Linus Steinmetz, Carla Reemtsma or Sebastian Grieme.
Getting an appearance on a talk show or at least being able to read your name in the newspaper - all of this can become an opportunity of a lifetime. Being in the front row not only feels incredibly good, it is also a kind of free ticket for later professional life. And as if that wasn't enough: A flood of new Instagram followers is of course also a fantastic side effect. With this in mind: full speed ahead!
Who could object? Everyone is looking for recognition. Doesn't everyone want to take advantage of the opportunities in their life? And finally, every society needs ambitious young people who will later enrich politics, business and culture.
At best, people who want to be the center of attention also bear responsibility for themselves and others. So far no problem, you might think at first.
But how will many people with limited financial resources feel when those rebels who constantly lash out at the lifestyles of others take advantage of it for themselves? While many citizens have to accept new climate costs in their everyday lives, they also experience how Luisa Neubauer is offered a position on the supervisory board at Siemens. In view of this, the suspicion of many people that climate activists are making careers at the expense of other citizens is all too understandable.
I have other concerns as well. In our time, the frustration with the elites is growing. The "enraged citizen phenomenon" has become one of the most discussed topics of this decade. Intellectuals around the world are concerned about the cause of this worrying development. Our society is currently experiencing a "rift" between two major population groups. In an anthology they edited, the political and social scientists Wolfgang Merkel, Ruud Koopmans and Michael Zürn differentiate between “cosmopolitans” and “communitarians”.
There are those who benefit from the future and are therefore relaxed about it. Above all, they see opportunities in it and view the globalization of our world with optimism. This group is referred to as cosmopolitans. But many people are also afraid of change. They believe that the future will not hold anything good and, potentially, only the ever-possible economic decline. Given the "opening" of the world, communitarians see the dangers in particular. They often have the feeling that they are not really noticed by society's elite.
The well-known distinction between “anywheres” and “somewheres” by the British journalist and author David Goodhart supports this finding. Goodhart distinguishes "anywheres" who are educated, wealthy and will feel at home in their circles around the world, and "somewheres". They belong to completely different social milieus and are relegated to a specific place where they work, live, have their friends and struggle to assert their status.
Most "Fridays for Future" activists know: the future belongs to them. Many have the classic biography of a cosmopolitan. Because of their social background, they were born with everything they needed to benefit from our system. Everything is just right: the appearance, the social environment and of course the education.
Although they face the end of the world as a constant threat, their future does not scare them. Why? The doors are wide open for them. They master the complicated rules of our individualized knowledge society very well. You will do your internship in Brussels and not in Bottrop. Better the EU Commission than retail, a sector without future anyway. And also: cultivate connections! Your English vocabulary is usually larger than German. Perfectly prepared for the future, come what may - because they are the elite of tomorrow. The dangerous thing about it: most of the demonstrators are not even aware of this.
The well-trained "Fridays for Future" activists prefer to see themselves as misunderstood outsiders in society. Being an outsider is what makes rebellion sexy. At the same time I say to myself: What must a socially disadvantaged person think when suddenly wealthy cosmopolitans like to play the role of the outsider! And they don't just like it the role. No, they are really putting effort into staging it.
The classic distribution of roles between "perpetrator" and "victim" in the social context is thus turned upside down in a negligent manner: no longer the single mother and multi-jobber is seen as a victim of the existing social conditions, but the climate-conscious scholarship holder who has to experience how the consumption of affordable meat endangers our environment.
But that's not all: instead of listening to the concerns of hard-working people, they blame them for their environmentally unfriendly diesel car, which they need for their daily commute to work.
Instead of considering questions of justice with "Fridays for Future", the movement reduced itself from the start to questions of lifestyle. In my circle of friends, too, the extinction of species is simply cooler than poverty in old age and the issue of gender is hipper than low basic pension.
Above all, the privileged know the social code of the new “morally good” life. The new green-bourgeois bearing regulates the friend-foe scheme of the climate debate. A mechanism of exclusion that often pushes fellow citizens who are already worse off even further aside. A good person has long been only someone who can show an ecologically sound certificate of good conduct. The existential feeling of many that they just have to somehow make ends meet does not exist in the living environment of the (upper) bourgeois offspring. In the climate debate of the last few months, worlds have collided that couldn't be more different. Worlds that are moving further and further apart.
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[The author doesn’t mention it, but the social milieu that makes up the bulk of the climate movement is also very fond of importing Anglo-inspired race discourse. Towards the end of its decline, they were increasingly caught in purity spirals. For example: should white musicians with dreadlocks be allowed to play during happenings?
The study from “Institute for Protest and Movement Research” also examined ethnicity of the protesters: they are predominantly of ethnic German stock, much more so than the average German citizen. Who could have known?]
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2023.06.04 15:09 MurderfaceII I didn't know the boys were so political.

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2023.06.04 14:57 sonofabutch June 4, 1923: Jockey Frank Hayes wins the only horse race of his career... posthumously. Just after his horse crosses the finish line, he tumbles dead from the saddle!

Frank Hayes -- who, according to some sources was 22 years old, and others 35 years old -- would win his first and only race in his tragic ride aboard a horse named Sweet Kiss... a horse that would later come to be known by the macabre nickname "Sweet Kiss of Death"!
The photo shows Hayes aboard Sweet Kiss during the steeplechase race at Belmont Park! The amazing photo is in the collection of the Keeneland Library, which has an extensive archive of materials related to horse racing.
“The fact that we have a photograph of Hayes on Sweet Kiss mid-jump that day is pretty incredible as the photographers of that period for which we are the repository of record did not specialize in steeplechase coverage.” -- Roda Ferraro, head librarian of Keeneland Library
Sweet Kiss won the steeplechase by either a head, according to some sources, or a length, according to others, over the favorite, Gimme. Sources also differ on whether Sweet Kiss was a 20-1 underdog, or the second favorite at 5-1.
But all agree that after the horse crossed the finish line, Hayes fell from the saddle.
The track doctor ran over to examine Hayes and pronounced him dead on the spot. But it's unknown if he died during or just after the race. It was obvious he was alive when the horse jumped the final fence, but it's unknown if he died during the race, or if he died after he tumbled from the saddle.
Hayes was valiantly but weakly tugging at the bridle as death gripped his heart and the mists swam before his eyes. Sweet Kiss cantered 100 yards further and stopped. The jockey crumpled in the saddle, slipped slowly over his mount's sides, fell face downward and lay still. -- The Auburn Citizen
Newspapers of the day had a field day with their stories. “The grim reaper paid a sensational visit to the Belmont Park track yesterday," the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported.
The day before the race, a replacement jockey was needed. Hayes, a stablehand who had always been asking to be a jockey, was told he could ride Sweet Kiss -- if he lost 12 pounds in 24 hours to get under the maximum weight of 130 pounds.
“This morning he spent several hours on the road, jogging off surplus weight. He strove and sweated and denied himself water and when he climbed into the saddle at post time he was weak and tired.” -- The Buffalo Morning Express
Hayes made the weight, but the stress took its toll. He was buried in his riding silks.
It was Hayes's first, and obviously last, race. But supposedly it also was the last race for Sweet Kiss, who was nicknamed "Sweet Kiss of Death." In any event, the win was reportedly the only one in the career of both the jockey and the horse.
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2023.06.04 05:00 Turbulent_Break_2636 Daily e-newspaper on telegram

Can anyone please share telegram channel with daily e-newspaper (Indian express) ?
Thanks in advance!!
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