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2023.06.06 06:53 Investigator_o7 Racism in India!!!

Finally my maternal uncle is going to get married. Last year he decided that he will marry, then the whole family together started searching for the girl. Lemme establish my uncle's character before telling anything.
His height is around 5'8 or something, healthy, has dark complexion (dark wala dark but still not so dark). Lives in Qatar and earns well.
So my family started searching for North Indian girl, cuz we come from there so it's obvious. All the girls we went to refused saying that the boy is dark in complexion. Wtf? Okay, it's her choice, Can't say anything.
Q: does Money really matter? Then why not here?
After several rejection, the only option had South Indian girl. But somewhere the language barrier was becoming an issue, so there was no chance either.
And it's not like we're going for a 'gori ladki' even 'black beauties' were rejecting him. Somewhere I felt like girls were ready but their parents weren't (sabko gora damad cahiye lol).
So finally he's marrying a girl from Qatar. She's half Muslim and half hindu (don't think this matters but still). Perhaps the story could be different if he's fair in colour ig. Still a happy ending.
W W W for my Mama haha.
TL;DR : Indian girls were rejecting my Maternal uncle for being dark in Colour. So, he'd to marry a girl from Qatar.
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2023.06.06 06:53 Deep_Amphibian4817 Tax Student, Exam Question for Business Entity Taxation

Tax Student, Exam Question for Business Entity Taxation
The exam is over and graded, I am curious to hear thoughts from others.
Basically, I think the question is poorly drafted and that I answered it properly for how it was written.
This issue is (in my opinion) the difference between a B+ and an A- in the course -- and as a result is also the difference between 0.002 of cumulative GPA for whether I am graduating with academic honors or without academic honors.
Question, 80% of 50% of entire grade.
My opinion:
  • I.A. states a sub-c entity converts to a sub-s entity and then liquidates.[No dispute with professor]
  • I.B. states a sub-K entity converts to a sub-s entity and then liquidates.[Dispute with professor: She says the LLC/sub-K entity never converted to a sub-s entity and we were supposed to analyze it as though the LLC liquidated while still taxed as a partnership. I say that this is textually implausible and her question wanted an analysis of K->S->Liquidation rather than K->Liquidation]
  • If Xanadu had $700,000 E&P in I.A. as a sub-S, we should infer the corporation had undistributed corporate income during Y1-Y4 when it was still sub-C. Since subparagraph I.B. is nested within paragraph I, the fact about E&P is relevant to I.B. and means one of the comparison drawn between C and K is that the LLC members owed tax on the undistributed business income that gave rise to the $700,000 E&P (in I.B., to be allocated to them as individuals, instead of retained in the C-corp and taxed at the corporate level in I.A).[Dispute with professor: she says the comment about E&P applied only to I.A. and not to I.B. and so I should not have inferred any business income to the partnership during Y1-Y4. Given the word limit, its not just that this analysis garnered no points, it also means that I had fewer words available to analyze other issues and missed other points as well].
Basically, I think this is a poorly drafted exam question and my grade in the class suffered dramatically as a result (it was 80% of 50% of my grade).
My Questions:
Based on how it is written,
  1. would you have analyzed I.B. by converting K to S and then liquidating, or just liquidated K?
  2. is the business income that one infers must have been earned by c-corp during Y1-Y4 to generate $700,000 E&P relevant to the analysis about the analagous business income the partnership necessarily generated during the same period when I.B. uses the "same" facts as subparagraph I.A and is nested within the facts of paragraph I.?(e.g. partners owing tax in y1-y4 w/o distributions, vs corp paying it. partners outside basis being adjusted as a result of it, vs shareholders stock basis not effected, etc)
  3. How would you discuss this with your professor (and/or the Dean) knowing the professor claims "most" students responded to the prompts as she 'intended' them to and only "some" interpreted as it is written.?

I. 80%
Write no more than 2000 words total on the questions in this section.
Ariel, Blast, and Concertina formed corporation Xanadu Inc. on January 1 of Year 1.
On that date, Ariel contributed $100,000 for 500 shares of stock.
Blaze contributed $60,000 for 300 shares of stock.
Concertina contributed $40,000 for 200 shares of stock.
Xanadu made a valid and timely Subchapter S election effective January 1 of Year5.
For the period from January 1 through June 14 of Year 5, Xanadu had taxableordinary income from operations of $400,000.
On June 15 of Year 5, Xanadu owned assets with a value of $1,500,000 and a basis of $1,200,000; had total earnings and profits of $700,000; and had no liabilities.
A. What are the Year 5 federal income tax consequences to Xanadu and its shareholders if Xanadu liquidates on June 15 of Year 5? Assume the Xanadu assets all have built-in long-term capital gains and the property is distributed pro rata among the shareholders.
B. Same as (A) but the business was initially formed as a limited liability company in which the members agreed to share profits and losses in the same proportion as they contributed capital. Assume the same taxable income ($400,000), asset value ($1,500,000), and asset basis ($1,200,000) at the time of liquidation.
C. Is the outcome in (A) or (B) likely to be preferable to the Xanadu owners? Explain why.

tl;dr -- does I.B. of this exam question ask you to have a sub-k LLC elect sub-s and then liquidate it, or does it ask you to liquidate a sub-k LLC? T
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2023.06.06 06:49 Moon_Jedi Just the AA degree or add on Certificates? Career Growth help needed.

I'm sorry this might be a long one but I would like some suggestions on how to proceed further in .y career
Tl/dr - a very late to college millennial is getting her degree but isn't sure if adding certs is a good idea. Also needs networking tips.
Okay so I'm a 35/f in So Cal. I've been in the corporate world for the last 15 years. I didn't go the college route but instead went through temp agencies and built up my experience from there and landed a few jobs as support staff, admin assistant and the like. Modt of my jobs before this was always small mom/pop shops. And yes full of the 'your family toxicity' that comes up with it. Two of them went bankrupt on me....fun times.
Back in 2020 prior to the shut down I had quit a very bad small business that I was working for (Vinyl Concepts). Horrible place, high-school mean girl vibes. Anyways I quit right before the shut down and I somehow got back to being a temp and finding a position in my current job as part of the HR staff.
It was my first time having a job with an HR and an official payroll. I loved it and they seemed to be good with me. I was hired in October 2020 and was moved to being the Admin Assistant to the warehouse manager. While being moved from HR to the warehouse, me and my manager are just not able to get on the same page. I've had write ups about my crochet sweater (HR said it was fine, boss disagreed....) and the more than usual level of micro management but also a hint of no management over view. It's a whole new level for me as she has to follow some of the protocols that our company has established. So it's been more of a slow burn between us, and while I will give her credit for being at least more professional than some of my other managers I cannot wait to move from under her control. (And yes I've applied for 2 transfers but both didn't work out for valid reasons. 1 wanted more programing skills and another went w/ a different candidate)
My industry (grocery) has a program that anyone after 3 months can join in on. It's the Retail Management Certificate Program and is offered industry wide. So I decided that I felt safe enough in my position and the company that I started the program fall semester 2022. Earlier this year I decided to go all out and while getting the RMCP, to also pursue my degree. As I am working with a community College I have went with getting my Business Management AA-T. Now I am not certain if I will transfer and pursue my BA but I figured it be better to proceed as if I am and get the units I need versus have to redo because I didn't get the required units while I could have. I am currently doing a full course load and got my counselor to agree to a 21 unit Fall Semester. My goal is to have my degree done by 2024 fall semester.
I know that this company has given me a chance to do something I hadn't been financially able to do before, go to school. So I am taking it and trying to pull forward as much as I can. I would like to take this as a way to become a manager myself. Now I don't mind switching industries, I am not tied to that. I just want a job that pays the bills and will allow a vacation to go camping. I'd add on benefits and a 401k would be very nice.
My questions on how to best continue career growth is these
  1. I have thought about getting some other certificates that work within my degree once the RMCP is done. Cerritos offers a few business related ones like HR, Business Admin and International Business.
Is it worth it? Would my degree be enough? Would it look weird having them completed within a short amount of time?
  1. I have thought about getting corporate level certificates. Like the IAAP (International Association of Adminsitrative Professionals) offers a certifcate that is supposed to help with career growth. Also the PMI (Project Management Institute) that also is supposed to help career growth.
Is it worth it? Would the possible networking be even more helpful to growing my career?
  1. Suggestions for networking? Where and how best to do it at? Tips to avoid?
Thank you for reading!
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2023.06.06 06:48 Anon-glitter Could you forgive the person who gave you herpes?

I was diagnosed about 3-4 years ago, very young and stupid. Grew up with very strict Indian parents so was careless when I finally got to college. My dr didn’t inform me on it at all and basically shrugged it off. I was in an abusive relationship for the next 3 years. I put my diagnosis in a box and locked it away and never truly dealt with it and the man I was with was def not the type that would ever openly disclose something like this and I stayed in the relationship and it never once came up. Fast forward I finally ended the relationship last year and a few months later one drunken drugged up night I hooked up with my coworker. I knew I fucked up and kept trying to give him all kinds of excuses of why we could not see each other again and told him I would only effect him negatively. Too pussy and immature to deal with my diagnosis still. But we liked each other and continued to see each other and I tried to justify it with “female to male transition is low” “transmission is low w no outbreaks” (I haven’t had an outbreak in years) etc etc. it constantly ate me up in the relationship, until one day he told me we had to talk and revealed to me he had tested positive for hsv2, he told me he wasn’t mad, it’s not going to kill him, that he wouldn’t change anything and still sees me the same and was pretty positive about it. However, I acted like i didn’t for sure know. And then later I told him I have had an idea, but have been living in denial, told him most of the truth other than the fact that I did in fact get tested years ago. I did not deserve his kindness. I was so delusional I really did make another drs appointment and get tested again, of course it was still positive. I constantly worry about how he may be handling his new diagnosis mentally, and how he probably just doesn’t show it. He is very stoic. He told me he didn’t resent me and it doesn’t matter bc he has it now and there’s no changing it. It has been eating me up and I cannot take it any longer. He is so kind and caring and loving, I never thought I could feel this way again. But I can’t look him in the face like we’re bf/gf knowing the relationship was built on a huge lie, I can’t enjoy his company bc I’m never present, the guilt is too much. I have subjected him to the same thing that has been the hardest thing to deal with and come to terms with about myself. I’m coming completely clean and letting him know I did infact get a positive result years ago and lied to his face over and over again bc I was selfish immature and pussy. I’m taking full accountability because the least I can do is give him the chance to make an informed decision on who he spends his time and energy on and know the full truth. I’m terrified, but fully prepared to lose him and if he never wants to see me again, willing to change jobs if that will make it easier. I wish I could turn back time and have disclosed at least after the first drunken night. I do suspect I passed it to him that first night as I was on my period. I am ready for all the hate comments I know I seriously fucked up
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2023.06.06 06:20 Bp103 drum machine (Sample test)

The code is absolutely massive due to it having PCM samples in it, even compressed with base64 its still huge. So no code preview. Drum samples are from a Casio MT-140 but downsampled to all heck.
also coded my atob function because lol.
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2023.06.06 06:03 Short_Algo $TTWO Awaiting Short Signal based off 7 signals $1,727 net profit 13.9 profit factor 85% win rate on a 15-min chart. Free trial at https://t.co/yI1SPnacSZ https://t.co/9ofvVZKtWP

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2023.06.06 05:54 Silent-Night1989 Gear from my short ‘Going Dark’ See Description

Gear from my short ‘Going Dark’ See Description
UF Pro MC Tropic, Beez Combat Systems MC Tropic cover for helmet, Ops Core SF w/ SLAAP plate (under the Beez cover), Ops Core Amps with MC Tropic stickers and Sage Green Arms, Haley Strategic D3CRX Heavy MC Tropic, Safariland w/ Shadow Systems MR920 w/ Trijicon RMR, Mechanix fingerless from Agilite, FN SCAR 17S w/ 7.62 reticle Elcan SpecterDR, Lunar Concepts Hotpocket in MC Tropic, MREX rail, DeadAir Sandman L suppressor, Surefire M640V, and a Chineseium Perst.
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2023.06.06 05:52 YourItalianScallion Strange smell on my laundry that is driving me nuts

So I just moved to a new place that has an outdoor washing machine and no dryer. I wash most things on normal w/ Seventh Generation detergent and Everspring liquid fabric softener, then air dry. My clothes have the strangest smell on them and it doesn't go away. It even stinks up my closet when I put my clothes away. I literally don't know how to describe it... doesn't smell anything like human sweat, human funk, body odor, etc. I've tried doing a machine-cleaning cycle on my washer with Dr. Bronner's and vinegar, and the stinky clothes remain.
FWIW I live in Arizona where it is very hot outside. I leave my clothes out for about two hours to dry. Could the smell be from overheating my clothes? It might also be worth noting that my clothes are extremely crispy/stiff, even with fabric softener. I'm at my wit's end!
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2023.06.06 05:28 Yefoq How do you lane against Lee Sin?

Maybe this is a lo elo question, but I've been seeing Lee Sin in the top lane more and more lately. The first time I saw this, I thought, "Free lane, what a bad pick." However, in my experience, that has actually not been the case. I've played against this matchup a number of times with different champs now and I've only won the lane once. The rest of the time I either go even, give up kills, or get smashed. I've found that going even can be problematic depending on who I'm playing as the Lee will be surprisingly good in team fights by diving back line, disengaging for his team, etc.
I think what I have trouble with is Lee's combination of harass, sustain, escapes, and stickiness.
One specific example of this matchup was myself as Sett vs Lee, expecting to steamroll as Sett especially as he's one of my more played characters. Instead... - Lee made favorable trades with e/q, yet avided my true damage or sometimes even all the damage from my 'w' by just w-ing away to safely. - W, e slow, and r kick made it very difficult to engage on my own terms. - He had decent healing from 'w' to match my own sustain
Anyway, I'm sure I made a number of mistakes in that specific Sett vs Lee matchup, but I just wanted to give one example, I'd say I'm looking for mostly general feedback vs Lane Lee that can apply to more matchups.
TL;DR: What tips can people offer for beating Lee Sin in top lane?
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2023.06.06 05:23 Dabeirr Going fishing for striped bass in a brackish river this coming weekend, and I’d love to hear your input on my game plan.

Good evening, everyone. Firstly; apologies for the wall of text I’m about to post, and to the 7 people who get all the way through, I’d love to hear your feedback.
I’m planning on fishing the occoquan river this weekend for striped bass. The place I’m going to put in (fishing kayak w/ fish finder) is called occoquan regional park. It gives me access to about a half mile upstream to a water treatment facility to about a mile downstream all the way to a highway overpass with pylons and everything in between. The river is ~200 yards across at its narrowest to maybe a half mile across by the time you get to the overpass. I’m planning on fishing structures, as well as any nooks and crannies with still water I can find, like I might with largemouth.
The rods I plan on bringing (here, and here ) are both medium action, with 25lb braid and 20lb mono leader on the baitcaster, and straight 14lb flouro on the open bail setup.
As for lures, here are some of what I’ve been considering. It’s a channel bait & tackle dr spook, a heddon super spook, a rapala x-rap (4-8 ft jerkbait), and a zoom worm (Texas rig). I’m hoping the mix between top water and below the surface lures will help me a bit. I also have some fish bites bloodworm variety that I’m going to attach to the below surface lures to maybe attract based on scent (?). I’m toying with the idea of stopping by a bait store to grab some soft shell crab, too. I’d rig the soft shell with a Carolina rig to try to keep it 2’-4’ off the bottom.
Does this sound like a good plan? I’ll be there from about 10 am to 4:30 pm (not ideal, I know, but it’s what the schedule allows).
If there’s any tips or tricks you guys have, or any recommendations, I’m all ears. Thanks in advance.
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2023.06.06 05:21 Zerosuke15 FGC Stories - Walked Into A Casual Ultra SF4 Tournament While Deployed In The Air Force in 2014. Placed 3rd.

tl;dr: Walked onto Ultra 4 tournament on deployment. Managed to get bodied by the tourney leads and still place 3rd in the tournament.
During my service in the Air Force, I had the opportunity to deploy to the UAE for 6 months (AF Vets, you know the base. Great Vacation, yes I know AF vets, don't come for me...), and I had the opportunity to participate in my first and only fighting game tourney I've ever competed in. I walked into the game room we had there one day to see a laptop with Ultra Street Fighter 4 on practice mode playing and a bunch of people standing around in the doorway. I walked up and asked one of the guys standing around what's going on and he said that there's about to be an Ultra SF4 tournament led by two dudes for shigs & bragging rights. I'm like, "Well damn this is kinda sick. Just walk on to a fighting game tournament and compete!? Hell Yeah, I want in on some of this action." All in all I think there was about 10-12 players. Only about 5 of us, myself included had even played a fighting game before...
I ended up being like the 3rd match I think, so since I had time before the match I was watching the ongoing matches to see what levels of players I would be dealing with (I'm about a 6.5/10 fighting gamer. At the time I understood how SF played basically and knew most of the special inputs for the shotos. FADC, wtf is that!? Fuzzy guard break, umm huh? EX Moves? Press 2 or more punches/kicks right? I could get the job done well against non-players with the Shotos but that was about it... My main was Ryu btw lol) What I saw next stopped me in my tracks and let me know how this whole tournament was about to go down. I noticed that while everyone was playing in PS4 pads, the two dudes who initiated/were running the tournament HAD THEIR FIGHTSTICKS WITH THEM!!! These dudes had packed their fightsticks in their bags to use them while on deployment! I couldn't believe it. So I knew immediately that those two were gonna be the SNK bosses in this tourney and most likely the winner and runner-up lol. To my surprise, in retrospect, I was 100% right. Something in me knew there was no way I was winning this tourney, but I wanted to see how well I could place and gauge my skills and how I play in a somewhat real competitive setting for the first time.
So my strategy when competing in anything is never showing 100% of my ability unless absolutely necessary. I strive to maintain the element of surprise for as long as I possibly can. So when I compete against someone better than me I can maybe beat them by using their preconceived notions about my skills against them and steal victory from the jaws of defeat lol. Use their overconfidence against them to eek out a W. So in all my matches against the non-gamers I would ultimately beat them but make it look like they had me. Only pulling out the tricks I know if they might take me in a match. Kinda like playing against a kid. You go easy on them until your life bar gets a little too low... Which I had to do with one guy who noticed my strat and called me out because my playing style totally changed lol. I told him "shh don't reveal my secret strategy..." and he laughed about it because he understood what I was doing.
Unfortunately my next match or in retrospect my "Pre-Pre-Losers Bracket Match" was against one of the Fight Stick Brothers. He chose Guile and I had Ryu and he ABSOLUTELY BODIED ME! He didn't perfect me but his victory was absolute lol. He finished me off with style by using Guile's Air Command Grab. I didn't even know he could do that at the time! My next match was against the other Stick Bro. He chose Poison and I had Ryu once again. It was here where I experienced what the term "Touch of Death" TRULY MEANS. Tournament was Best of Two and this guy touched me with Poison and I was done. All 4 rounds went as such: Match Start - I would run - He'd inevitably touch me - Combo - Dizzy - Poison Wins! I managed to tap him for damage maybe twice, but to no avail. To Losers Bracket I went, but I had the man's respect for at least being able to damage him twice.
Losers bracket went the same as before except everyone knows I'm decent now so they're trying extra hard to beat me. I managed to come out with no losses from the non-gamers (pats self on back) and make it back to the Guile Stick Bro. I'd love to tell a story about how I managed to eek out a win against him but Id be lying my ass off! This man BODIES ME EVEN HARDER than the first time with Guile again (Charge players scare me T_T). However to my shock, I wasn't paying attention to the brackets and despite my loss to him I ended up in 3rd place for the tournament! I was happy with my overall performance and watching the obvious final tourney match between the Stick Bros. was sick too. Poison Bro ended up taking Guile Bro in the end by 1 round. That's the epic story of my one and only FGC tourney.
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2023.06.06 05:18 Dabeirr Trying my luck at targeting striper in a brackish river this weekend, I’d love your input on my plan.

Good evening, everyone. Firstly; apologies for the wall of text I’m about to post, and to the 7 people who get all the way through, I’d love to hear your feedback.
I’m planning on fishing the occoquan river this weekend for striped bass. The place I’m going to put in (fishing kayak w/ fish finder) is called occoquan regional park. It gives me access to about a half mile upstream to a water treatment facility to about a mile downstream all the way to a highway overpass with pylons and everything in between. The river is ~200 yards across at its narrowest to maybe a half mile across by the time you get to the overpass. I’m planning on fishing structures, as well as any nooks and crannies with still water I can find, like I might with largemouth.
The rods I plan on bringing (here, and here ) are both medium action, with 25lb braid and 20lb mono leader on the baitcaster, and straight 14lb flouro on the open bail setup.
As for lures, here are some of what I’ve been considering. It’s a channel bait & tackle dr spook, a heddon super spook, a rapala x-rap (4-8 ft jerkbait), and a zoom worm (Texas rig). I’m hoping the mix between top water and below the surface lures will help me a bit. I also have some fish bites bloodworm variety that I’m going to attach to the below surface lures to maybe attract based on scent (?). I’m toying with the idea of stopping by a bait store to grab some soft shell crab, too. I’d rig the soft shell with a Carolina rig to try to keep it 2’-4’ off the bottom.
Does this sound like a good plan? I’ll be there from about 10 am to 4:30 pm (not ideal, I know, but it’s what the schedule allows).
If there’s any tips or tricks you guys have, or any recommendations, I’m all ears. Thanks in advance.
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2023.06.06 05:17 Short_Algo $TDY Awaiting Short Signal based off 10 signals $1,053 net profit 4.72 profit factor 80% win rate on a 15-min chart. Free trial at https://t.co/yI1SPnacSZ https://t.co/MbOj1Fz6d4

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2023.06.06 05:01 Darren716 Post WWE Raw 6/5/2023 Show Discussion Thread

Venue: XL Center (Hartford, CT)
Attendance: ~8900
Winner Loser Match Finish Stipulation
Becky Lynch Sonya Deville w/ Chelsea Green Man-Handle Slam MitB Qualifying Match
GUNTHER w/ Imperium Kevin Owens w/ Sami Zayn Roll-Up following Imperium brawl with Sami
Ronda Rousey and Shayna Bazler Kayden Carter and Katana Chance Kirafuda Clutch
Ricochet Shinsuke Nakamura Double DQ when Bronson Reed attacks both men
Zoey Stark w/ Trish Stratus Natalya Z-360
Indus Sher w/ Jinder Mahal Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander Referee Stoppage
Seth Rollins (c) Damian Priest Curbstomp For the World Heavyweight Championship
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2023.06.06 05:00 luckytron New Terran Refugee (Pt - 20) : An NOP fanfic

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New Terran Refugee (Pt - 20) : An NOP fanfic
Thanks to u/SpacePaladin15 for letting people write fanfics.
This is just a fanfic of course.
This chapter went through several iterations, I might have let myself think I could release it 1 week late (and failed). Also, I might have gotten sidetracked with other non-writing thing, oops.
“OOPS! All Rewrites! And side projects!” – Me
In any case, here’s the chapter:
Memory transcription subject: Tayla, Venlil Widow
Date [standardized human time]: October 18, 2136
The first thing I became aware of was that I had awoken enveloping a richly warm pillow with a soft surface from above, and that not only was it hot but that it was also soft and squishy but without too much give, in fact it was somehow firmer below the surface, I snuggled closer to the material that was emanating heat below me and drove off my mind’s attempts at waking me up, this was too blissful an experience to stop suddenly.
The second thing I became aware of was that I didn’t remember replacing my heated pillow as the cold wind season was still expected to be a good deal of time away and that I had much more important things to spend my limited budget on.
The third thing I became aware of was that I wasn’t hugging a pillow, this only happened when I noticed that it wasn’t moving because I was snuggling into it, but rather moving in a steady motion against me, like when someone breathes while asleep.
The fourth thing I became aware of, were the memories of what led me into this situation ‘Just gonna close my eyes for a moment’; Why did I lie to myself like that?
The final thing I became aware of snapped me out of my musings, it was the reason I woke up, and the reason I had crashed so hard into sleepiness.
The consequence of drinking copious amounts of [shade root] tea to keep watch over Jorge until I could call the number in the email during the schedule it had included beneath itself, this was made worse by the cans of ‘Twilight Energy’ I had drank at the end when more drastic measures had to be taken.
I couldn’t ignore it I couldn’t help but feel the pressure mounting inside my bladder as I peeled myself off from on top of Jorge. Why did I move so much while asleep?
Oh Protector, I missed his warmth already…
I made a mental note to look into repairing my heated pillow for cheap due to a sudden urge to sleep with something warm more frequently, the abrupt thought jogging loose some memories about contact information of some local repairvenlil I’d called before for one reason or another, along with the memory of the number I called before… napping with Jorge…
A great feeling of chagrin manifested along with my bloom while closing Jorge’s bathroom door behind me as I remembered the text beneath the schedule, ‘Extended working hours during emergency situations’, the aftermath of antimatter bombing definitely applied… especially since that Mrs. Bennet sounded so exhausted so soon after the supposed start of her work claw.
I decided to chalk up my lapse in judgement to have been due to how Jorge’s expression before he sealed himself in had left my thoughts racing and heart pounding in worry over him.
With my thoughts somewhat settled, I examined the strange toilet that had been installed, before throwing caution to the winds when the urgency I felt reasserted itself with force.

After closing the lid and washing my paws, I finally found what had to be the equivalent of the pulley and chain, a small, recessed button parted into 2 asymmetric parts on the top middle part behind the seat.
I pressed both parts at the same time just in case.
A small eep escaped me but was drowned out by the noises that were still coming from the strange toilet!
Finally, the ruckus ended, letting me calm down from the unexpected loudness. Wait, did that noise wak-
A bigger eep escaped me as I jumped a little into the air; However this time it wasn’t drowned out by another noise.
“¿you ok in there?” I could barely make out Jorge’s voice through the door, like he was putting in the barest effort needed to speak.
“Y-yeah, j-just startled…” I opened the door as I trailed off, a sudden realization had me asking him a question, “I guess I know how It felt w-when I s-startled you h-huh?”
His normally expressive face remained still, the only reaction to my attempt at lightening the mood a brief exhale from his nose; He simply slipped past me as I left the bathroom and muttered something I didn’t quite hear just before shutting the door softly.
I went back to the bed and turned on his pad, after a few seconds of waiting for it to turn on, and a few more waiting for my translator to parse the strange [date and time] format the humans used (Honestly, who separated the [hours] and the [days/months] like that?) I felt a bit of relief as I sank a bit into the still warm bed.
According to the pad, I’d just taken a short nap, I still had plenty of time until my children came back home, hopefully I had enough time to actually have some kind of talk with Jorge.
I’d have to somehow get him to talk about last Paw’s… reaction of his, and find a way to convince him to talk about his family, It’d be good for him to recognize that pain, maybe he’d even hold onto it like me…
That thing that the humans called a toilet interrupted my train of thought before I could do more than think of the barest of ways I could breeze into such heavy topics, the small delay between the toilet’s sound, the groaning of water travelling to the faucet, and the door opening wasn’t even enough to get back on my mind’s [zephyr].
A quick focus on Jorge’s face made my determination start to breeze away a bit, it was much easier to think of how to talk to him when I couldn’t see just how heavily everything [to wear down like a long strong gale would] on him.
Jorge deflated slightly but visibly at how I apparently froze up at the sight of him.
“well, thanks, i… feel better, you can just… leave me be for now”
Jorge stood still, averting his eyes from me until he shrugged strangely after turning to look at the barricade, he then shuffled over and started to shift it to the side a bit, evidently wishing to put it back in place after I left.
“ah” he cleared his throat, “sorry, you can leave now” he returned to averting his eyes from looking at me and awkwardly motioned towards the wide opening he had made after dragging the barricade as he stepped away morosely.
“Jorge.” I paused to breathe; I’d managed to huff out his name just as I needed to exhale.
Jorge stood still for a moment before tentatively focusing on me, a strangely vulnerable expression sat on his face.
I patted the bed (an appropriate and proper distance away from me) with my tail before curling it away from the spot, he seemed to get the message and soon he had sat down beside me, brief moment of hesitation notwithstanding.
I turned my head towards him as I’d seen him do when talking, he flinched a little when his eyes met mine, closing them and averting his face, I reached out for his nearby claw with my tail and put it down gently on top.
I waited patiently for him to start talking; Thankfully the wait was short.
“this… ¿is this about… my reaction yesterday?”
“Yes,” I squeezed down on his claw softly with my tail in a comforting gesture, “I wanted to speak with you about that sooner, but for now…” another gentle squeeze, “I’m just glad you seem to be doing a little bit better.”
Silence enveloped us as Jorge seemed to mull over what I’d just said.
A small hint of a hunch had me examining him more closely, it seemed he was anxiously waiting for me to talk some more.
I chastised myself internally, ‘Of course he wasn’t going to be feeling very talkative…’, how could someone jump straight into talking about such a topic? It’d probably be better to start with other stuff and gauge things from there; With that my mind sifted through possible topics until one stood out.
“S-so, I kind of… used up a lot of your powdered ingredients… heh…” I took in his features, he seemed halfway here and halfway far away.
Maybe… Maybe if I somehow mentioned the call to remind him that there were more humans he could try talking to? Just in case he was getting tired of my clumsy attempts at talking with him…
“I, uh, didn’t think of asking Mrs. Bennet about their availability when I called her this Paw, s-sorry about that… b-but I’m sure they’ll get some more that you can use soon, right?”
That got a reaction, a small one, out of him; His eyes widened. It… felt wrong.
“o-oh, well, i’d better get started packing then…”
An impossibly heavy weight settled deep inside my stomach as he moved his claw out from under my frozen tail tip, my throat clenched up as Jorge got up and limply started wading to his bag.
I stared in mute horror as he dumped his clean body coverings into it, trying to communicate anything to him, and failing miserably as the sheer disbelief of just how horribly I had miscommunicated kept me frozen, while the pain and betrayal I could imagine him feeling kept my mind reeling.
He stopped just as he reached his bag, his claws clenched for a moment before he unclenched them slowly and turned around to look directly at me.
He’d shed more tears, his eyes were an ugly and fresher shade of red.
“y-you were waiting down here for me to wake up again just to have this conversation as soon as possible. ¿am i right?”
Th-this wasn’t supposed to go like this!
“I… I was-”
“I!” interrupted Jorge with an elevated tone of voice, “…Earlier, I woke up and went back to sleep a few times, I could see you sitting on the stairs, sometimes you and your pad would be missing, I kept thinking that maybe you were worried about me ¿you know?”
“I-” An intense look from him kept the rest of my response in my head; ‘I was!’ I wanted to plead.
“I guess you didn’t plan for me falling asleep after crying…” He trailed off and seemed to go into deep thought for a moment, before his eyes narrowed dangerously. “¿Did you just bring me that Atole to soften the blow?” He held up one of his claws towards me while making a stabbing motion with it, his voice came out as a much lower growl than normal from him. “¿Or was putting me to sleep part of the plan?”
My face felt as if I’d been hit by an icy gale. ‘Did he just insinua-?’
“You’re fucking heartless.” That last sentence from him was punctuated by a fresh set of tears from his eyes, though no sobbing came from him as he let himself fall backwards down onto the floor, like a puppet with its strings suddenly cut.
My heart was beating wildly, and my eyes stung from the horrible accusations that he was making, and from how I’d probably be doing just what he had said if this had happened a few days ago…
I gave myself a moment to recollect myself, I’d thought similar enough things when I was alone in the hospital after losing my family, not nearly as extreme but… my circumstances back then and his right now weren’t comparable.
I shuddered internally at how much worse I’d have fared if it had been Venlil Prime that had been attacked; I’d probably… I’d have tried to do what he tried last night…
With a sigh I focused consciously on Jorge, who was breathing a bit more steadily now, as I picked up the bottle and moved steadily towards his alert gaze.
I sat down in front of him and opened the bottle, he narrowed his eyes even further in response, making the redness and glistening more pronounced, the patches of fur above his eyes changed position as well; I didn’t quite know what it meant, but it couldn’t possibly have been from him feeling happy or at peace.
I pushed through the sense of fear that was starting to form from being under his stare and took in the rest of his body language… I readjusted my position and observed as he flinched away from me…
I slowly raised the bottle and drank; The patches of fur over his eyes returned to their normal position, overshot and stayed raised while the intensity of his stare diminished. Finally, he tilted his head ever so slightly.
After a few gulps more I stopped drinking and offered him the bottle, he still wasn’t accepting it; I wiped my lips and prepared to speak.
“…I wouldn’t do that to you…” A small quiver at the end made me trail off until I was certain my voice wouldn’t fail me. I wouldn’t do that now. “None of those things, I mean… Even after all I did… You gave me a chance…”
“When you put it like that…” Jorge wiped his eyes. “I mean, I don’t know what came over me…” He looked to the side and deflated a little.
“I understand… I was like this too…” A small shiver traveled through my spine, thinking about it always did… I ignored the shiver by standing up and offering him the bottle again, this time he grabbed it and drank deeply.
He trailed behind me, we sat down on opposite sides of the bed, him hugging his legs as he sat against the wall, and me with one leg over the edge of the bed with the other one crossed over it.
Dozens of starting points were flurrying in my head, I couldn’t decide on one, so I cleared my throat and let myself say whatever came out first.
“I’m married.” Jorge became extremely visibly confused. “I-I’m a Widow, I meant to say…” The familiar sting of pain grounded me as his expression changed into one I could recognize even from him, pity.
“He-” died “…It happened 11 years ago, I… I lost my family at the same time…”
Jorge’s expression softened even more, no longer out of pity, but out of understanding… of the pain we shared…
“It was my dad’s idea, he’s always wanted to have a big family homestead… when the latest batch of colonies were finally cleared for habitation he bought a plot immediately, my sister and her husband went with them first, then my brother and his wife, and finally me and…”
This whole talking thing was much harder than I thought… I cleared my throat; I couldn’t go on just omitting any names in my retelling…
“Krayla, that’s my mother’s name.” I paused, waiting for his reaction, he ‘nodded’ slowly, solemnly. “Tavk’io, my dad; Talnum, my b-brother; Tahyiya, m-my sister; …a-and Glim, m-my husband…”
I buried my head in my paws, this was too much…
A moment passed, I felt something brush against my tail; Opening my eyes I saw that it was Jorge’s claw, he patted the tip gently until his eyes met mine.
“Emiliano José Cauich Ayala, t-that’s my father’s name.” He paused to breathe and wiped his eyes. “Ixchel Paola Rojas Canul, that’s my mother’s name.”
We stayed in silence for a while longer, at least in my case recovering from the emotional toll that I had just gone through.
“S-shortly after we arrived at the colony,” I began. “I l-learned I was p-pregnant, G-Glim and I celebrated it with my family, we were going to name our baby after my brother and his wife, Kiyomi. It… It was something we had all come up with [years] before, everything was going just like we had dreamed and talked so much about…”
I squeezed my tail against myself, all those nights at the colony laughing and joking with each other about increasingly outlandish names (ones that we’d never use of course), gone just like that…
“G-Glim and Talnum were busy helping the colony expand by clearing new plots for development and as buffer zones, I helped around with Taylee and Talim when needed but I helped dad with the house most of the time; There were always things that needed to be taken care of after all. Th-then one day in the colony, I f-fainted while picking up Taylee and Talim from school, a f-few [weeks] after that… I had to be sent back here since the colony’s hospital had lost their last equipment shipment to an Arxur raid.” I paused and lowered my voice. “G-Glim stayed behind to take extra assignments, t-to cover expenses, h-he… he was… he was on his last pawful of shifts b-before leave wh-when…”
I took a deep breath and let it out slowly.
“…D-dad was at home looking after the kids, he’d sprained his leg while doing some maintenance, he called me early in the morning there, Talnum and Glim were in some kind of assignment together, and my mother had taken everyone else to get stuff from the market to prepare a farewell meal f-for Glim…” And after that… “The call disconnected abruptly, it had happened before so I… I j-joked to m-myself a-and the nurse that it was p-probably j-just the signal failing because I wasn’t there to maintain things p-properly…”
Tears started forming in my eyes again, Jorge shuffled closer, put his soft claw on my shoulder and gave a light squeeze, his warmth spread throughout me.
“…A few claws later I learnt the truth, that the colony had been raided and that the shelter had been breached, shortly after that, I… I lost my…” I did my best to look him directly in his eyes. “After that… I started planning how to get to the hospital’s roof…” There, a glint of recognition and pain in his eyes. “I was just waiting for the rescue fleet to finish up there, just in case, thankfully… my dad hid Taylee and Talim in one of the [Kitchen] cabinets after taking down the family pictures, since he couldn’t take them to the shelter, he… Taylee told me that he… he begged her to keep quiet before closing the cabinet. She stayed in there with Talim for I don’t even know how long… She… She hasn’t talked about it ever again.”
Another squeeze, then silence and cold as he retracted his claw back towards him, his face turning to another side while taking on some kind of thoughtful intensity.
“S-So… What I’ve been trying to say was… I kind of understand what you’re going through… A-and if you want to talk… I-I’m here?”
A small ‘nod’, and more silence. My eyes were beginning to feel heavy again, that nap hadn’t been enough it seemed.
Jorge harrumphed, causing a bolt of wakefulness to course through me as he began speaking, filling in the silence that had fallen on the room.
“…I don’t think I’m ready yet…” His face turned towards me once more. “But… thank you, for sharing, and for worrying about me, I… If you hadn’t been there when I drifted into and out of sleep…” His eyes widened in a flash. “Wait. ¿You haven’t slept right? ¿Are you feeling OK?”
“I-I t-took a nap after you f-fell asleep…” B-beneath him… “Y-you left a lot of space…” He did, but I couldn’t get to it from under his legs…
“Good, good…” His eyes flicked between me and the door. “Well… I suppose you’ve got stuff to do now. ¿Am I right?” Somehow, the expression that sat now on his face felt forced in a way. I kept quiet as I rummaged through my memories of The Aftermath.
Of course, he was trying to get me out to wallow in peace, just as I did…
That was the last thing he needed right now.
I needed to find a way to get him out of this room…
“Actually… I’m free until my kids get back, I’m used to taking care of chores quickly.”
“Right…” Jorge seemed to slowly steel himself, if I didn’t interrupt me, he’d just ask me to leave directly…
I tried to think faster, but the drowsiness was returning in force, it was no use… Unless…
“H-Hey!” My exclamation startled him, I pressed on to keep the momentum strong. “I uh, I kind of went through my whole supply of [shade root] tea to stay awake…” I didn’t. “And… I don’t really want to drink more energy drinks this Paw, I don’t suppose you have something to stay awake with you?”
Jorge blinked, again, once more, and again one last time before responding.
“¿I… think I have some coffee I could make?” He tilted his head adorably to one side as he scratched his head with one claw.
“Sounds perfect! Would you please make me some?” I stood up before he could even answer, reached for his idle claw and tugged at it towards me; He stood up in what seemed like a daze out of reflex.
We spent the next few [minutes] browsing the intact shelf, whatever this coffee was, it wasn’t there, the tentatively positive mood that had formed cracked a little as Jorge looked at the shelf barricade before he trudged over to it, stopping beside it where he gestured at vaguely with his claw.
We stepped past the barricade, tried not to look at each other, failed, shuffled in place for a moment and began sifting through the items strewn about the floor in an unspoken agreement.
It wasn’t long until I found myself holding a container that my translator insisted was labeled ‘Instant Coffee’. “Hey,” I started while turning, “is this the ri-” Jorge was looking intensely at something on the floor, I followed his gaze and saw it, the broken remains of the flame projector.
“J-Jorge?” I extended my tail cautiously towards his arm, his claws ceased to strain against themselves following the subtle flinch he had when the tip of my tail made contact with him.
I gave him the ‘Instant Coffee’ I was holding and scooped up the remains to dispose of them properly this time; Jorge held up the container and murmured an affirmation at me, I gestured for him to lead the way and proceeded to follow him to the [kitchen].
I raced my way directly to the trash container, separated the single-use fuel cannister from the remains I was holding, and dumped the inert bits inside; I’d have to take this last part to a proper disposal collection point in town some other time. For now, I glanced at Jorge and tucked it into a discreet spot in the cabinets when he wasn’t looking. Only after that did I notice what a mess I’d made up here despite my best efforts at cleaning up…
Jorge’s eyes were scanning all over the [kitchen], taking in every splotch, every spill and every crusted over utensil I’d used, he lingered noticeably longer on the open and haphazardly arranged containers of his that I had used, finally he stared at the Vanilla Extract bottle with a soft expression, it was the only container that had remained completely spotless and didn’t have a significant amount of its contents drained.
Yet another unreadable expression had settled on his face as he took a big pot and barely put any water in it, the other more reasonably sized ones just too dirty to deal with quickly, before putting it to boil on the [stove top].
“Uh…” He shifted his weight from one leg to the other a few times. “I… never did thank you for the drink earlier ¿Didn’t I?”
“N-no but there’s no ne-”
The patches of fur above his eyes furrowed together.
“You… mentioned before that you entered the program for money…” He looked confused. “¿Why didn’t you just… ask for me to be picked up? You’d have gotten someone else in no time… Hell, I’d still understand if you did it now. You don’t have to go through all this trouble for me.” The confused expression deepened as he gestured at the messy remains around us.
He was waiting for an answer.
“I… w-well I d-did enter for the money… b-but… I don’t want to just replace you… I like being around you. I d-don’t know if we’re there yet… But I’d like to be… f-friends! W-with you someday…” Oh Protector, I couldn’t be more obvious unless I just came out and said it…
“Well for what it’s worth… Thank you Tayla, you don’t know what that means to me right now.” He was looking directly at me, with raw emotion and palpable aliveness, my face started to feel as if I was standing under sunlight…
“I-It was the l-least I could d-do…” It was worth it even though he didn’t seem to understand quite what I accidentally meant before…
I was spared from further embarrassment by the pot of water sizzling violently behind Jorge who turned around in a blur to turn the heat off, while he did that I grabbed two (clean) mugs and set them down near him, though I didn’t move my paws quite fast enough as his claw brushed against me while he moved the mugs closer to him to pour the water on them.
He let the water cool down a little as he put his sugar and ‘Instant Coffee’ containers close to the mugs; He poured the less-than-boiling water into the mugs, stirred in a measure of ‘Instant Coffee’ and a measure of sugar as well.
He passed me a mug with a cryptic warning. “If it’s not to your taste, let me know.” Then he grabbed the other one, sipped a little and waited.
The mischievous glint in his eyes left me no choice, I’d have to play along for now; I raised the mug and sipped…
I futilely attempted to remove the grimace from my face; Strangely, the roar of laughter I expected was nowhere to be heard, I found myself looking at Jorge with some amount of concern, though the clear, if understated, smile he sported calmed me down somewhat.
Wordlessly, Jorge reached for my mug and the can of powdered coconut milk, he then proceeded to mix in a little of it in both mugs, turning the liquid from a dark oily brown to a much lighter tone. Finally he mixed in a single drop of his Vanilla Extract in each mug and gave me back mine.
I gave him the best glare I could manage as I pouted at him, he took a deep drink from his own mug and held it up for me to examine.
With a sigh I tried mine again.
Warm. Flowery. Smooth. Bitter but not too much, like a perfectly harvested root. But most importantly of all, I could feel myself waking slightly more already, whether it was just self-suggestion or the drink having an effect so soon I couldn’t tell.
Once more, the reaction I expected from Jorge was missing, this time he seemed to be lost in thought, staring at a distant point in the air.
I took a moment to examine him, whatever he was thinking, it was starting to fester. It’d be better to get him talking “What’s wrong?” I asked.
“It’s no-” He shook his head. “It’s just… I… my dad… he liked to drink his without adding anything, no sugar, no… coconut milk…, and… me and mom used to tease him about it…” He was retreating into himself once more.
I kept drinking my coffee; There had to be something else I could talk with him about…
Jorge straightened up, something about his posture, about the way he held himself had changed.
“Say… Tayla… ¿Can I ask you for a favor?” Despite the confidence he exuded he was running one of his claws over the back of his mug repeatedly.
“W-what kind of favor?”
“There’s something I want, no, something I need to make for the end of the [month], and… I’m going to need your help getting the stuff, I’d just ask you to get it all for me, but honestly that wouldn’t be right.”
“O-ok, but you still haven’t told me what the favor is?”
“I need to buy flowers, candles, a good tablecloth, and see what dishes I can actually make here that’d be good enough.”
“W-What for?” W-Was he? My heart was beating wildly in a peculiar mix of elation, nervousness and apprehension.
“I’m going to make an Altar for Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos), it’s the least I can do for my family all the way over here.”
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2023.06.06 04:52 HumanOverseer I ranked all 283 songs on my playlist from favourite to least favourite

y'all prolly don't care but I did it anyway so ¯(ツ)¯
Rank Song
1 Michael Jackson - Ghosts
2 afi - Miseria Cantare - The Beginning
3 a-ha - Take On Me
4 Journey - Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
5 Pearl Jam - Future Days
6 Evanescence - Bring Me To Life
7 Alter Bridge - The Other Side
8 Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
9 Killswitch Engaged - This Fire
10 Motorhead - the game
11 Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
12 Michael Jackson - Earth Song
13 Michael Jackson - Remember the Time
14 Saliva - I Walk Alone
15 Linkin’ Park - Crawling
16 Michael Jackson - Stranger In Moscow
17 Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror
18 Michael Jackson - Bad
19 Imagine Dragons & JID - Enemy
20 Michael Jackson - Blood On The Dance Floor
21 BANKS - The Devil
22 Eminem - Godzilla ft. Juice WRLD
23 Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
24 Billie Eilish, Khalid - lovely
25 Luniz - I Got 5 On It
26 Dr. Dre - ETA (with Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes & Anderson .Paak)
27 Michael Jackson - They Don’t Care About Us
28 grandson & Jessie Reyez - Rain
29 The Cranberries - Zombie
30 Linkin Park - BURN IT DOWN
31 Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic - Smokin Out The Window
32 Earth, Wind & Fire - September
33 Doja Cat - Woman
34 Linkin Park - Numb
35 Shakespears Sister - Stay
36 Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel
37 Britney Spears - Toxic
38 Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
39 Michael Jackson - Beat It
40 Michael Jackson - Thriller
41 Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal
42 Bray Wyatt – Shatter
43 Doja Cat - Vegas
44 Linkin Park - In The End
45 Dr. Dre - The Scenic Route (with Rick Ross & Anderson .Paak)
46 Imagine Dragons - Natural
47 Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson - Scream
48 Imagine Dragons - Cutthroat
49 Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise (feat. L.V.)
50 Nirvana - Something In The Way
51 Limp Bizkit - Rollin'
52 Katy Perry - California Gurls ft. Snoop Dogg
53 Doja Cat ft. SZA - Kiss Me More
54 Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
55 Post Malone, Swae Lee - Sunflower )
56 Bring Me The Horizon - Can You Feel My Heart
57 Living Colour - Cult Of Personality (Official Video)
58 Queen - Killer Queen
59 Queen - Another One Bites the Dust
60 BANKS - Skinnydipped
61 Doja Cat - Say So
62 Michael Jackson - In the Closet
63 Rev Theory - Voices
64 Disney - We Don't Talk About Bruno
65 Michael Jackson - Rock With You
66 Britney Spears - Circus
67 Madison Beer - I Have Never Felt More Alive
68 Dua Lipa - Physical
69 Eminem - River ft. Ed Sheeran
70 Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
71 Imagine Dragons - Bones
72 Britney Spears - Oops!...I Did It Again
73 Lil Nas X - MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)
74 Doja Cat - Get Into It (Yuh)
75 Dua Lipa - New Rules
76 Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)
77 Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
78 Michael Jackson - Jam
79 Eminem - Lose Yourself
80 Queen - I Want to Break Free
81 Childish Gambino - This Is America
82 Joji - Glimpse of Us
83 Linkin Park - Somewhere I Belong
84 Hamilton - The Room Where It Happens
85 Snoop Dogg - Gin And Juice
86 Michael Jackson - Heal The World
87 Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
88 NF - The Search
89 Hamilton - Satisfied
90 Ren - Money Game
91 Queen - We Are The Champions nn
92 Tech N9ne - Face Off (feat. Joey Cool, King Iso & Dwayne Johnson)
93 Jessica Darrow - Surface Pressure
94 Michael Jackson - Money
95 Motionless In White - Demons in Your Dreams
97 BANKS - Gimme (Official Video)
98 Dua Lipa - Break My Heart (Official Video)
99 Idina Menzel, AURORA - Into the Unknown (From Frozen 2)
100 Warriors (ft. Imagine Dragons) Worlds 2014 - League of Legends
101 Dr. Dre - The Next Episode (Official Music Video) ft. Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Nate Dogg
102 Eminem - Venom
103 Céline Dion - Ashes (from Deadpool 2 Motion Picture Soundtrack)
104 I Want You Back - The Jackson 5
105 Imagine Dragons - Sharks (Official Music Video)
106 Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Bad Reputation - Official Music Video (1983)
107 Guns N' Roses - Welcome To The Jungle
109 Waterproof Blonde - Just Close Your Eyes
110 Sam B - Who do you Voodoo, Bitch
111 Skillet - Legendary
112 Billie Eilish - bury a friend
113 Ren - Money Game part 2
114 Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
115 Kevin Sherwood - Where Are We Going?
116 twenty one pilots - Heathens
117 Eminem - Without Me
118 Heavy - Linkin Park (feat. Kiiara)
119 Lady Gaga - Paparazzi
120 As The World Caves In - Sarah Cothran
121 Dr. Dre - Still D.R.E. ft. Snoop Dogg
122 Obie Trice ft. Eminem & Dr Dre - Shit hits the fan
123 Eminem - Big Weenie
124 Michael Jackson - Black Or White
125 SZA - Kill Bill Feat. Doja Cat
126 Clean Bandit - Symphony (feat. Zara Larsson)
127 Dua Lipa - Levitating Featuring DaBaby
128 Imagine Dragons - Believer
129 Mario Judah - Die Very Rough
130 Dua Lipa - IDGAF
131 Sabrina Carpenter - Thumbs
132 Ed Sheeran - Bad Habits
133 Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
134 Ariana Grande - thank u, next
135 D'LOURDES - How Did You Get So Good?
136 Queen - We Will Rock You
137 Imagine Dragons - Thunder
138 Eminem - White America
139 Olivia Rodrigo - good 4 u
140 Lorde - Royals
141 Billie Eilish - bad guy
142 Wiz Khalifa - See You Again ft. Charlie Puth
143 Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
144 Michael Jackson - Who Is It
145 Hamilton - We Know
146 Michael Jackson - Speed Demon
148 K/DA - MORE ft. Madison Beer, (G)I-DLE, Lexie Liu, Jaira Burns, Seraphine
149 Shaman’s Harvest - Broken Dreams
150 Michael Jackson - I Just Can't Stop Loving You
151 Skillet - Hero
152 Michael Jackson - Leave Me Alone
153 Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons w/ Logic & Ty Dolla $ign ft X Ambassadors - Sucker for Pain
154 Ava Max - Sweet but Psycho
155 RISE (ft. The Glitch Mob, Mako, and The Word Alive)
156 Downstait - Kingdom
157 Hamilton - Say No To This
158 Eminem - Survival
159 Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way
160 Alter Bridge - Metalingus
161 Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time
162 Michael Jackson - Dirty Diana
163 Michael Jackson - P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
164 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Main Theme - Lifelight
165 PinkPantheress, Ice Spice - Boy’s a liar Pt. 2
166 Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
167 Motorhead - line in the sand (Evolution)
168 K/DA - POP/STARS (ft. Madison Beer, (G)I-DLE, Jaira Burns)
169 Dua Lipa - Don't Start Now
170 Sam Smith, Kim Petras - Unholy
171 Imagine Dragons - Bad Liar
172 Ed Sheeran - Beautiful People (feat. Khalid)
173 Imagine Dragons - Birds
174 BANKS - Deadend
175 Mark Crozer and The Rels - Broken Out In Love
176 NWA - Gangsta Gangsta
177 Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer
178 Toto - Africa
179 Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
180 Ariana Grande - 7 rings
181 Eric Reprid - Vam
182 Imagine Dragons - Demons
183 Halsey - Without Me
184 Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa - One Kiss
185 Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars
186 Jim Johnston - Domination
187 K/DA - DRUM GO DUM ft. Aluna, Wolftyla, Bekuh BOOM
188 Lil Candypaint & Bhad Bhabie - 22 (Remix)
189 Dr. Dre - Gospel (with Eminem)
190 Lady Gaga - Applause
191 Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello - Señorita
192 Billie Eilish - when the party's over
193 Phoenix (ft. Cailin Russo and Chrissy Costanza)
194 K/DA - I’LL SHOW YOU ft. TWICE, Bekuh BOOM, Annika Wells
195 Idina Menzel, Evan Rachel Wood - Show Yourself
196 Ash Costello - Brutality
197 The Gentle Men - Obsession
198 Imagine Dragons - Whatever It Takes
199 Demi Lovato - Sorry Not Sorry
200 Ed Sheeran - Perfect
201 BANKS - Beggin For Thread
202 2WEI and Edda Hayes - Warriors
203 Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
204 Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg - Nuthin' But A G Thang
205 Fall Out Boy - Centuries
206 The Greatest Showman Cast - The Greatest Show
207 Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande - Rain On Me
208 Valerie Broussard - Awaken
209 Eminem - Rap God
210 The Weeknd - Blinding Lights
211 PVRIS - Burn It All Down
212 Fall Out Boy - My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up) (Part 1)
213 Michael Jackson - Will You Be There
214 K/DA - THE BADDEST ft. (G)I-DLE, Bea Miller, Wolftyla
215 twenty one pilots - Stressed Out
216 Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
217 K/DA - VILLAIN ft. Madison Beer and Kim Petras
218 Loren Allred - Never Enough
219 Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
220 One Direction - Drag Me Down
221 Endeverafter - No More Words
222 Eminem - Fall
223 Zendaya, Zac Efron - Rewrite The Stars
224 Lil Nas X - Old Town Road ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
225 Disney - Remember Me
226 Bone Thugs N Harmony - 1st of tha Month
227 Lukas Graham - 7 Years
228 Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
229 Ed Sheeran - Shape of You
230 Camila Cabello - Havana ft. Young Thug
231 Selena Gomez, Marshmello - Wolves
232 ZAYN - Dusk Till Dawn ft. Sia
233 The Greatest Showman Cast - This Is Me
234 Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved
235 Lil Nas X - STAR WALKIN'
236 Dove Cameron - If Only
237 U.S.A. For Africa - We Are the World
238 Dr. Dre - Fallin Up (with Thurz & Cocoa Sarai)
239 Tyler, the Creator - SORRY NOT SORRY
240 Nicki Taylor - Worlds Collide
241 Taylor Swift - Blank Space
242 Maroon 5 - Girls Like You ft. Cardi B
243 The Gentle Men - 2019 Guy
244 The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
245 Eminem ft. Rihanna - The Monster
246 Charlie Puth - Attention
247 Bruno Mars - Grenade
248 Queen - Radio Ga Ga (Official Video)
249 Julia Michaels - What A Time ft. Niall Horan
250 The Greatest Showman Cast - A Million Dreams
251 Rihanna - Umbrella ft. JAY-Z
252 Lady Gaga - Poker Face
253 Clean Bandit - Rockabye feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie
254 Eminem - Love The Way You Lie ft. Rihanna
255 Sam Smith - I'm Not The Only One
256 The Chainsmokers - Closer ft. Halsey
257 Eminem - Not Afraid
259 Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do
260 Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper - Shallow
261 David Guetta - Titanium ft. Sia
262 E-40 - Captain Save A Hoe ft. The Click, D-Shot, B-Legit, Suga T
263 Sofia Carson - Love Is The Name
264 Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
265 Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger ft. Christina Aguilera
266 Against The Current - Legends Never Die
267 Eminem - Like Toy Soldiers
268 Abba - Dancing Queen
269 Eminem - My Name Is
270 Shawn Mendes - Stitches
271 Malia J - Smells Like Teen Spirit
272 One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
273 ZAYN, Taylor Swift - I Don’t Wanna Live Forever
274 Lil Nas X - Panini
275 Fergie - Glamorous ft. Ludacris
276 Ke$ha - TiK ToK
277 Sabrina Carpenter - Can't Blame a Girl for Trying
278 Shawn Mendes - Treat You Better
279 Shawn Mendes - There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back
280 Marshmello & Anne-Marie - FRIENDS
281 Pitbull - Timber ft. Ke$ha
283 Hudson Mohawke - Cbat
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2023.06.06 04:41 Worth_Shock I (22M) have been supporting my gf (23F) for 4 years and I'm bitter. WTF do I do now?

Tl;dr: I've been supporting my partner for 4 years, but before that, I refused to get my license from ages 17-21. This only affected us majorly from ages 17-18, before we moved to a city w/ public transportation- but partner is still resentful over having to walk to work for 8 months during that time. How do I get over my own resentment?
The full post:
So my partner and I have been together for 8 years total. We met when I was 15 and she was 14. We fell head over heels and dated for a year, breaking up when we were 15/16 and then getting back together at 17/18. I'm the younger one.
Our relationship since moving in together has been rocky. I asked her to move away from her abusive family to be with me when I was 17 and she was 18. I have been inconsistent, not fulfilling my promises - at 17 I promised I'd get my license but I failed my test and later got in a wreck (I wasnt driving), resulting in me being terrified to take it again.
We stayed in a rural house for a year, with no transportation. I paid for everything and moved us out, but it really fucked us over. We moved to the city when I was 18, but I didn't get my license until I was 21. She began yelling at me regularly at our first house, creating a cycle where I was too afraid to do better; I was more immature than I let on, but I felt scared, being very sensitive to yelling.
During our time at the rural house without my license, my partner had to walk to work and wash dishes, laboring hard. It was my fault.
Fast forward to now. I've got a stable job, an apartment, almost done with college. I've been working 2-3 jobs (sometimes 2, sometimes 3) to keep us afloat for 4 years. The yelling continues. She still says she is resentful for having to walk miles to work years ago because of me. I don't blame her. At the same time, I'm tired of supporting us entirely for this time. Sometimes she asks me to sleep on the couch when we fight and I feel resentful because I pay all the bills, even though I understand why she doesn't want to.
She also says that my job is "not hard" bc I work from home and that she doesn't understand why I complain.
How do I get over this resentment and move on? Yes, I've talked to her. She says I need to get over myself after putting her in such a terrible position.
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2023.06.06 04:28 moistbrisket17 Things to do June 6th-11th

PSA: There’s no tolerance for racist, homophobic, discriminatory, troll or unhelpful comments. If a post about events in DFW triggers you, keep on scrolling. I have zero Fs to give so if you insist on commenting something unhelpful, you’ll never have to be subjected to these free, helpful posts again bc you’ll be blocked.
This is not a top things to do in FW (plenty of posts if you search this sub), these are events specific to this week. There may be mistakes/things change so do your due diligence & search more info online. None of these events are vetted, they’re just copied & pasted.
Join the Fort Worth discord to connect w/other folks in FW, chat & check out different meet ups: https://discord.com/invite/9KUdWdQVdJ
[Tuesday June 6th]
Art Aid 4:30-6PM The Pool, 1801 8th Ave Free This seminar will offer real estate advice for artists looking to purchase, lease, sublet, or partner for a creative space.
Free Yoga Burnett Park 5:30PM
Silent Book Club Hotel Dryce 6:30PM
Trivia Game Night 7p Old Chicago Join us for great food, fun & PRIZES!
Murf’s Trivia J. Gilligan's Bar & Grill 7PM Triple Play Trivia
NoiseROT Presents: Strange and Eternal Tour (2023) w/ MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE The Rail Club Live 7PM $20+
Omar Torres Hyena’s Comedy Club Free 7PM
Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night T&P Tavern Free 7:30-9:30PM
Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night University Pub FW 8-10PM Free
Toad the Wet Sprocket Tannahill's Tavern & Music Hall 8PM $40+
[Wednesday June 7th]
Lunchtime Music Series in Burnett Park 12-1P Free
Indoor Vendor Market Rahr & Sons Brewing 5-9P enjoy 25+ local businesses to shop, live music, food trucks, snacks, sweets, acrylic paint pouring class
Ronda Ray at Fort Brewery & Pizza 6-9P
We Run Wednesday’s The trailhead at clearfork 6:30P
NoiseROT Presents: Victim of Suffering live at Haltom Theater Sidestage 7-11PM
Tall Bearded Guy Trivia Funky Picnic Brewery 7P
STFU Open MicJun 7, 8:00pm - 11:00pm Twilite Lounge FW check out the longest running comedy open mic in FW! Free jokes, drink specials & delicious po' boys! Hosted by Claws Out Comedy w/featured performer Marissa Nieto
Karaoke HopFusion Aleworks 8PM
[Thursday June 8th]
Fort Worth Movies That Matter Modern Art Museum 7-9:30PM Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops (2019, 96 min., TV-MA) is an intimate portrait of two Texas police officers who are helping change the way police respond to mental health calls Movies That Matter is a FREE, bi-monthly film series that highlights important human & civil rights issues. Each event features a film screening, followed by a moderated discussion w/special guests. Register for free tickets on Eventbrite
Join us every second Thursday to connect with art through cocktails, conversations, & creativity The Carter 5-8PM
Beatles vs. Stones Ridglea Theater 6:30P Jam to a musical showdown $25+
Justin Tipton Fort Brewery Pizza 7PM
Greater Tuna Downtown Cowtown at the Isis June 8-10 8PM comedy show
Anand Wilder of Yeasayer The Post at River East 8P $25+
Midnight River Choir Live Rusty Nickel IceHouse 6PM $10+
Tribute Band Thursday: Local Yoakam Jun. 8 8 p.m. Fat Daddy’s, Mansfield Free live music, Happy Hour drink specials & $12 build-your-own jumbo pizzas
Evenings on Oak Street: Roanoke Austin Street Plaza 6:30PM After Party: Modern Dance Party Hits
Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night HopFusion Aleworks 8P
[Friday June 9th]
Friday on the Green, Magnolia Green Grab your lawn chair for live music from four local musicians 5-10P free
Kimbell Happy Hour 5-7P Kimbell Art Museum free music by Allegro Guitar Society
Dustin Massey w / Generational Wealth at Lola's Doors 8:00pm, Start 9:00pm
Brent Cobb Billy Bob's Texas 6PM $18+
Koe Wetzel Dickie’s Arena 6:30P $39
Kung Fu Vampire Black Heart Machine Tour Haltom Theater 7:30PM
Stockyards Championship Rodeo Cowtown Coliseum 7:30P free
Neon Wave Pool Party Whiskey Garden 8PM
Jimmy Wallace at Twilite Lounge FW 9PM-12AM No Cover
FWSO’s Concerts in the Garden Festival Gates open 6:30 p.m. start 8:30 p.m. Music of the 80s
Dustin Massey (Band) w/ Generational Wealth at Lola's Doors 8pm Show 9pm $10 advance tickets, $15 at the door
Tab Benoit Tannahill's Tavern & Music Hall 8P $40
REYES - Nuestra Fiesta Dedicada a la Realeza de la Música Latina Tulips FW 9P $15
[Saturday June 10th]
Drag Show & Brunch Pride Edition 11AM-2PM Funky Picnic Brewery Join Kiki w/the Kweens for our monthly drag show & brunch!
Glizzy Fest presented by Fletcher’s Original Corny Dogs Martin House Brewing 12-5pm Family Friendly, Live Music, Craft Vendors, & all the hot dogs/corn dogs you could dream of. Tickets $15 if drinking = 4 beers + souvenir pint glass. Those not drinking do not have to pay.
Arlington Pride Celebration the Levitt Pavilion Arlington 6-11pm (doors open at 5) ft. performances from RuPaul's Drag Race Queens Angeria Paris VanMichaels, Symone & Kennedy Davenport, DJ Al Farb & a host of other entertainment on stage along w/a street fair full of vendors
FWSO’s Concerts in the Garden Festival Gates open 6:30 p.m. start 8:30 p.m. Star Wars
Wandering Roots Market Tanger Outlets 15853 North Freeway Shop local pop-up, live music, vendors, food trucks + kid-friendly 10AM-4PM
Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat LIVE Ridglea Room 7PM $25+
Live Jazz Performance Feat. The Rob Holbert Group The Warehouse 8P
LOCALS ONLY VOL. 3 Whiskey Garden 8P
Fenne Lily + Christian Lee Hutson Tulips FW 8P $20+
Dope City Comedy Tour FW’s Hyena's Comedy Club Doors 8:30P
Guttersluts perform Alice in Chains Unplugged w/ Garrett Owen Twilite Lounge FW 9PM-12AM No Cover
Live music HopFusion 7PM
[Sunday June 11th]
Farmers Market 10AM-2PM Funky Picnic Brewery
Giddy Up Drag Brunch Concrete Cowboy FW 1-4PM
Monthly Book Club Funky Picnic Brewery 3-4P We will be focusing on outdoor & adventure-themed books, & every few months will include an outdoor activity prior to meeting to talk about the book! Will be discussing The Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Matt Hillyer & Kayla Ray at The Post at River East 6-8P $20+
LanceBattalion at Fort Brewery 7-9PM
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2023.06.06 04:19 GalderaTheFallen The Phrase "Conflict of Interest" is Overused and Misused

Hey, everyone! This is my first time posting on this subreddit and my first time making a post like this in general, so I apologize in advance for any formatting errors or things of that sort.

I recently got the idea to make this post after seeing Destiny watch The Young Turks discussing Joe Biden as well as seeing Destiny get in a conversation with someone who argued that the FDA had a "conflict of interest" with pharmaceutical companies. Lately, I have been seeing the phrase thrown around so much that it feels like it has lost a lot of its meaning and weight.

I recently graduated from law school and I am currently studying for the bar exam, so there's a good chance that my opinion stems from my experience in the legal field. I am also mostly going to be tackling the phrase "conflict of interest" from that perspective in this post. Nevertheless, I still think my argument has some merit behind it because, to my knowledge, the phrase originated from (or, at least, was most commonly associated with) the legal field before it began being used the way it is used today.

I. Basics

Firstly, conflicts of interest generally arise in situations involving three or more people. The most prominent examples are when (1) an attorney is looking to take on (2) a prospective client's case but has a duty to (3) a current or former client.

Nowadays, though, the phrase is typically used to refer to situations involving just two people. But, somewhat by definition, an agreement made between two parties cannot have a conflict of interest because such an agreement is usually formed when both parties already have interests that are aligned and that do not conflict (with some wiggle room so that each party feels content with how the arrangement played out for them). Much of contract law is based off of the idea that both parties feel like they are getting something out of it while pursuing some common goal. If two parties have a supposed conflict of interest, what they're really having is a scenario involving a misrepresentation, fraud, or a parting of ways.

The person Destiny spoke to who said the FDA had a conflict of interest with pharmaceutical companies was incorrectly using the phrase in the manner I have just outlined. That's not to say the person's argument had no merit, but a conflict of interest is a much bigger deal. What that person was describing was instead just a mere bias or incentive the FDA might have, not a conflict of interest. I think people are too willing to believe that other people or entities are far less likely to "go against" such biases and incentives than they actually are. Furthermore, people underestimate the complexity behind someone's self-interest.

Going back to the FDA example, sure, the FDA gets money from pharmaceutical companies, but to make the blanket assertion that that alone is enough for the FDA to want to get as much money from them as possible, despite the potential ramifications they would face if one of those companies were to harm the public by releasing a defective drug, is simply a bit one-sided and simple minded. Money alone is not as powerful of a motivator as people make it out to be, and an agency like the FDA would take into account far more factors when making decisions, especially when it ultimately only cares about itself. Whatever money it stands to gain is nothing compared to the political pressure it faces, the accountability it has to the public, and much more. The FDA would likely prefer to lose out on some money than be associated with whatever disaster might come about if it allowed a pharmaceutical company to distribute drugs that harm people.

II. Definition & Examples

As for what a conflict of interest actually is, we can look to Rule 1.7 and 1.9 (and their comments) of the American Bar Association's Model Rules of Professional Conduct.

Rule 1.7: Conflict of Interest: Current Clients (americanbar.org)Rule 1.7 Conflict of Interest: Current Clients - Comment (americanbar.org)
Rule 1.9: Duties to Former Clients (americanbar.org)
Rule 1.9 Duties to Former Clients - Comment (americanbar.org)

Notably, Rule 1.7(a)(2) and 1.9(a) provide guidance, stating that a conflict of interest exists when "there is a significant risk that the representation of one or more clients will be materially limited by the lawyer's responsibilities to another client, a former client or a third person or by a personal interest of the lawyer" and when "[a] lawyer who has formerly represented a client in a matter [ . . . ] thereafter represent[s] another person in the same or a substantially related matter in which that person's interests are materially adverse to the interests of the former client unless the former client gives informed consent, confirmed in writing," respectively.

The comments also help explain what a material limitation is. A lawyer asked to represent several individuals seeking to form a joint venture is likely to be materially limited in the lawyer's ability to recommend or advocate all possible positions that each might take because of the lawyer's duty of loyalty to the others. The critical questions being the likelihood of a difference in interests eventuating and, if that does happen, whether it will materially interfere with the lawyer's independent professional judgment in considering alternatives or foreclose courses of action that reasonably should be pursued on behalf of the client.

As for when a lawyer's personal interests can cause a conflict, one example is when a lawyer has discussions concerning possible employment with an opponent of the lawyer's client, or with a law firm representing the opponent.

Lastly, when it comes to former clients, a lawyer who recurrently handled a type of problem for a former client is not precluded from later representing another client in a factually distinct problem of that type even though the subsequent representation involves a position adverse to the prior client.

(There's also the Model Code of Judicial Conduct but for our purposes its basically the same thing)

III. Conclusion

In summary, it is actually rather difficult for a conflict of interest to exist, given how narrow the scope of them is. The rules have a rather strict interpretation of what "adverse" means, to the extent that you basically have to be doing something against your client, in some way related to someone who is doing something against your client, or taking on multiple clients who might have competing interests (like one client's defenses requiring you to throw the other client under the bus) in order for what you're doing to be considered adverse.

It is even more difficult to have a conflict of interest with former clients, since the rules allow you to basically do anything as long as you aren't taking on the exact same case (or types of cases, in some instances) you were doing for your former client or involved in something where you could use your former client's confidential information against them. Plus, even if there is a conflict of interest, the majority of conflicts are "consentable," meaning the lawyer can proceed, despite the conflict, under the ethical rules so long as the lawyer obtains informed consent from each of the clients in writing (with the implication being that so long as people are aware of it and choose to proceed anyways, that's fine).

Sorry for the little rant, but it just seemed odd to me to hear so many people incorrectly using the phrase recently and using it for situations that just simply aren't conflicts of interest (because they involve two people or because they don't rise to the insanely high bar needed to actually be considered a conflict of interest). Thank you for reading!

People are using "conflict of interest" wrong, and we need to reclaim it by gatekeeping its use to high bar that the phrase requires and demands.

Edit: Here's a link to the Young Turks Segment and the FDA conversation, if my memory serves me right:
Biden Escalates War w/ F-16's Destiny Reacts To TYT - YouTube
David Pakman Responds And Calls Out Destiny - YouTube
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