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2023.06.01 00:17 helenarosepierce ASB Speech and Religion

So, I’m running for ASB at my school, specifically the position of Diversity Representative. I put in my proposal for my speech about a week ago, and was contacted yesterday about the “issue”. I was told I would have to “edit the religious aspect out” (specifically Proverbs 22:2), and that “ students would be forced to engage”. Engage in what? I have to hear me quote a Bible verse? What’s the harm in that?
I explained, “What about freedom of speech? Freedom of religion? I thought the first amendment protect my rights”. They then explain to me that there must be a clear separation between religion and State. But that doesn’t make sense to me since this is a school assembly speech, it has nothing to do with the actual government. They then also explained to me it may offend, some kids, and that it’s not necessarily “appropriate” work “doesn’t fit their criteria”. I just think it would be pretty difficult to represent the diversity of my school. If I, myself cannot express my spiritual beliefs. They said that I can still include that I’m Christian, and that’s what guides my decisions, but that quoting scripture or even mentioning Christ himself is “not acceptable”.
My question is this; Am I in the right? Isn’t the first amendment supposed to protect my religious freedom in school? I’m from Washington, and Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction states “The First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects a student’s rights to freedom of religion and freedom of expression. Students who choose to express their religious beliefs at school are permitted to: - Express these beliefs at school, in homework, and in school assignments - Pray or study religious materials during recess, lunch, and other non-instructional times, such as before or after school - Pray or discuss religion with other students during the school day, in the same way that students can engage in other conversations with students, as long as it isnt disruptive, and does not infringe on the rights of other students.”
Is there anything I can do to protect my freedom of speech in this situation? Or am I hopeless and my school is right? My speech is Friday, June 2nd. I’ve already reached out to my church and currently trying to contact my pastor to see what input he has.
Please help!!!
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2023.06.01 00:17 Twayneeded Nov 2021

I worked from home today because the kids' school was having a teacher work day. It was a decent day. When I am alone with the kids they don't really argue too much and even if they do I am there to help them. It seems like I have a better relationship with my kids and my children don't misbehave as badly when it is just me taking care of them. They really ratchet things up when their mother is home. Wife came home and she is nearing the end of her academic degree plan. Had to have an HVAC repairman come try and fix our heater. He shocked himself 3 times. Wife has had problems with her Dr office adding stress to her day meaning that she was in a bad mood and let me know it. She spent all afternoon in the bedroom while I dealt with the kids, cooked supper, did the dishes, washed clothes, and did the laundry. We took the kids for a short walk after supper without the dogs because it was already getting dark. I gave the kids baths and they went to bed on time. Wife stayed up late working on schoolwork and I went to sleep alone.
Woke up with ychild in bed. Wife was already up and griping about something. Getting gripped out 1st thing in the morning always starts off the day in a bad mood. Work was uneventful but productive. Got home and cleaned off the kitchen table (of course there wasn't a single square inch of available space on it for the past 1 1/2 weeks) none of the mess was mine it was all wifes/kids projects.I cleaned it so that she would have a space to make cookies with the kids like she promised. Trying to make her day a little easier knowing that had she gone in there with the table like that it would have been bad and also knowing that there were things on the table so I knew that I would get blamed for any misplaced objects. My prediction came through when she came into the kitchen and thanked me for cleaning the table but immediately started griping about missing items and how she had wished she had cleaned it to show she would know where they are. This always happens and is one of the main reasons I cannot declutter our house. It just leads to more gripping. If I clean or don't clean I'm gonna get bitched out. Wife had to head to town quickly to pick up an Rx so we went with her. I had not yet started supper so I put everything up so we could have it the next day and we all went into town together and ate supper in the van. She also got some negative comments on some of her schoolwork so she was in a bad mood x2 because of an incident with her dr's nurse. Wife stayed in the bedroom working on schoolwork while I got the kids dressed in their PJ's and put them to bed about 15 min late. I walked into the bedroom and she was searching for socks for the kids in the laundry hamper. When she was done I took the hamper into the living room and matched them all then put them up. I then played on my computer. Wife went into the kitchen at about 9:45. I went in there about 10 min later and asked her if there was anything I could do for her. She said no then asked me if I saw her come into the kitcher. I said yes and she started gripping that I should have come in there sooner to help her cause she was now almost done. She started complaining that the only time she gets to relax is when she is laying down on her phone in bed (nevermind the number of times i come into the bedroom to find her watching TV or on facebook on her computer.)
I was only on my computer for about 30 min. Its not like I spend all day doing nothing but she makes me feel like I do nothing at all. A common mantra in this house is the wife saying "I never get any help" and "I cannot keep this house clean by myself" when she literally hasn't done any cleaning since her parents visited last month and I still did most of the cleaning. The only time she cleans is when someone is coming over. Needless to say I am feeling very resentful and unloved. We haven't shown any affection to each other since a month ago. Some Days when things are decent (not good just not bad) I wonder if it's a mistake to be considering divorce but days like today are more common and remind me of why I want one. I couldn't sleep due to drinking some tea at supper so I got out of bed and sat on the couch until 1am.
Woke up this morning very tired and sleepy with ychild in bed with me. Wife was already in a mood and I was gripped out for "not listening" she then proceeding to account for 3-4 times recently that I have asked her a question that she had already told me an answer in a previous conversation. So once again I get to start the day in a bad mood. I feel compelled to kiss her and tell her I love her now or she will get upset. I did that then came back inside for something and she got upset when I didn't go back and give another hug/kiss. No way am I gonna do that while being bitched out so I just walked out the door. Great start to the day. Got the kids from school and came home. Cooked supper and took out the trash. Got the kids into bed but ychild talked herself into falling asleep in our bed. Wife said she would move her but of course didn't and ychild slept in our bed all night long.
Woke up with ychild in bed with me. kissed and told her i loved her before work. Had a decent day at work and left to pick up the kids. This was my last day picking the kids up from school and we stopped for ice cream on the way home. We were supposed to walk the dogs before I started supper. I told my wife this but she was on the phone with her mother about her job offer. 25 min later and it was getting close to supper time and she was still on the phone.I decided it was too close to supper to walk and then cook. Wife came out and I told her that. she got upset and we ended up having a small walk. I got back and cooked supper and we all ate at the kitchen table. Wife disappeared back into the bedroom to work on schoolwork. I put the kids to bed on time and then got on my computer. Wife started working on the kids lunches and I asked if there was anything i could do. She said no. Then the bedtime ritual started. This all happened within 20min. I came to bed and turned the lights out. When my wife came back she bitched at me cause she had left one of the lights on on purpose. Then she zinged me for not paying attention when she told me about her medication a few days ago. Then she complained that I had missed a bag of trash in the bedroom. Then she accidentally slammed the bathroom door and got mad when I asked if she did that on purpose. Then she cussed at me when she complained about the bed hurting her back and I suggested a sleep study. Despite all of this I really felt the need to try and cuddle with her. I rolled over and she immediately asked if she needed to turn off her phone. I told her no but she could if she wanted to, then she complained that this is the only time she gets to relax and then immediately jumped up cursing because she forgot to put the clothes from the washer into the dryer. I rolled over and put my mask on to fall asleep. I knew I would get hurt but I couldn't help myself. It took me a while to go to sleep because of the pain in my heart and the lack of love.
I worked from home today so i did not have to wake up as early. Wife woke up and got the kids ready. Wife had a full one sided conversation with ychild in our bed while i was trying to sleep. I feel like she was resentful for me being able to sleep in and her having to get up so she did it as a way to wake me up and keep me from being able to sleep. The kids yelled goodbye and the wife left without so much as a word or touch. I had a decent day at work. The HVAC repair man showed up early.I was going to go and pick up the kids at 11:00 but we decided to just get powerhouse(aftercare) at the school instead also for monday. I could have gone and picked up the kids but didn't because they were already scheduled and I thought we had already paid. Wife got mad at me for that. She was really late because it was her last day of DT and she had people say goodbye to her then went to pick up the kids. We decided to eat at the new seafood place then went and picked up groceries. We got home and put the groceries away and watched some shows on the couch. She got upset because I was on my phone (so was she) and said she watched more of the tv than I did. I tried to get the kids in bed but she overruled me because it was the weekend. The kids stayed up and eventually convinced her to go to bed with her. I slept alone but honestly I think I prefer that now.
Woke up alone. Had a decent day and went to Ychilds 1st birthday invite party. Wife made appointments for both kids to get the flu and covid vaccine. We had a great time at the party and socialized for the 1st time in a long time. We had to leave early to get to the pharmacy for the vaccines. When we got there the pharmacist told us we were scheduled for the flu only. It greatly upset the wife and she flew into a rage. Canceled both appointments. We got back to the car and she was yelling, screaming, and violently hitting her phone on the steering wheel. I told her to be an example to kids and she told me to "kiss her ass." She is angry the whole ride home. She started getting loud with me multiple times and I asked her not to talk to me like that. Apparently, asking her to speak to me politely instead of raising her voice at me is not giving her grace. Saying that I never give her grace when she talks nasty to me. saying that I do it all the time to her and she never says a word. I told her to speak up next time and she says she does and just gets bitched out. I am at my wits end. She is being very nasty to me and then puts the blame on me instead of realizing how she is treating me and accepting blame. A really nice day totally
ruined by her temper. We ended up having cereal for supper and going for custard afterwards. We stayed up late and the kids convinced my wife to go sleep with them.
Woke up by myself again. After wife got up we ended up going to the new donut store for breakfast and we stopped off at walmart on the way home. When we got home I noticed my radiator was leaking.I went to oriellys to buy some stop leak. We got back and I put on jumanji and then beethoven. Ochild really loved jumani. We were having a decent time. Today I did 4 loads of laundry, bathed the dog, cleaned the aquarium, cooked supper, and cleaned the guest bathroom. Of course wife got onto me when I did the kids laundry because i missed 1 shirt and 4 socks out of ychilds room. After supper we played a board game. Then the kids had a bath and I was chastised when I went in there to talk to the kids after my wife was yelling at them. I am not supposed to step in except when I am supposed to of course I have no idea when that is supposed to be. Kids went to bed a little late. I slept by myself.
Woke up by myself. Got up early even though I am working from home to help my wife with kids and take the dog to the vet. Wife started gripping about me not doing anything to help with the kids. I don't understand because she gets them ready at the last minute. That's usually when I am getting together also. She doesn't tell me or let me ask what she needs help with. Just grips after the fact. Dropped the dog off and returned to work. Picked the dog back up and returned to work again. Wife got home late due to her new job onboarding and flu vaccine. We had mcdonalds for supper and the kids went to bed really late. ychild spent the evening with wife because she wasn't feeling well. Since both the kids were up past their bedtime wife went to sleep with them.
Woke up early because I am still stuck on the old schedule. Wife came in and got herself ready for her 1st day. I got up, helped with the kids and got the dogs ready (surgery) then went to work. work was ok. Came home and cooked supper. The evening was uneventful.
Ychild got sick so I worked from home. We were both asleep when wife came into the room. She then had a loud conversation/argument with ochild in the room. waking up ychild and me. If I were to wake them up when they were sleeping in I would get bitched up one side and down the other. Seems like she does it all the time. Took Ychild to the dr and she was covid negative thankfully. Wife came home and the day went ok. She was tired so we watched netflix. I cooked supper and did the dishes. We got the kids in bed a little late. Wife went to bed a little early. I went into the bathroom to get some medicine shortly after. Wife was visibly upset when I came in. I really don't understand why and she wouldn't tell me. Eventually she said that she didn't expect me there. It made me feel really hurt. I felt like she not only didn't want me there but actually got mad that I showed my face. Maybe she thought I was going to lay down with her
but if that was so it would be no reason to get mad, I know she plays on her phone in bed and that's her relaxation time. Either way it was totally uncalled for and if that's how she is going to make me feel I don't see a point in staying together. storm came rolling in and ychild woke up so she had to go sleep with them.
Holiday today so I stayed home. I could hear the wife yelling at the kids trying to get ready. So I got up to help.
Skipped some days because nothing happened. Nothing good or bad. At bedtime my wife was getting lunch ready. She has been a little stressed lately due to her computer HD failing and EDTPA coming back for revisions. Her professor didn't come to her appointment to help. I helped make the kids lunches. The kids' clothes were still sitting in the chair (apparently it's my job.) I offered to help get the kids clothes together. She very sarcastically said she would welcome the help if I could turn on a light so she could see. I know it doesn't sound bad on paper but she was very hateful and hurtful. When I asked her not to talk to me like that she responded that she didn't need a lecture right now. I just want to be spoken to with respect and love not hate and vitriol.
Not journaling everyday because things aren't as bad everyday. Yesterday I did the laundry for the entire house. This morning I got up. my wife had already left for the grocery store to pick up groceries. I got up with Ychild. She got home and we unloaded the groceries. I relaxed in the living room. and she started cleaning the kitchen. I always hate days like this because anytime she cleans I get to hear her bitch and moan and the state of things. I am the only one to clean the house/kitchen for the last 6 months, actually even longer,for as long as she has been in college or working. It is not messy, it's just not up to her standards. Plus most of the mess is hers. She does projects and things but doesn't clean up afterward. When I get in to clean, if I move things around or put up her things I get yelled at. It feels like a handicap because the only one that can truly clean is her and when she doesn clean I feel like crap because she spends the whole time
mouthing and bitching about me because it isn't clean enough to suit her. And if I try to go in and help or clean another part of the house I get bitched at again because "i'm only cleaning because she is upset" she doesn't seem to notice the hours of cleaning I do when she is not around or is concentrating on other things.
We left on the 23rd (my birthday) to go down to Carthage for the weekend. The holiday went well with minimal fussing. Friday the 26 came and my wife surprised me with a weekend getaway sans kids. her family pissed her off right when we left. we get to our BnD and then leave to do some shopping. We went way too long, ate supper,and drove to longview. She had thought that we would just spend the weekend together. I wanted to get physical. I take her to a sex shop and she gets embarrased and refuses to look at anything or consider any toys. Our sexlife is laughable and practically non-existant. You would figure if someone was trying to save their marriage they would at least attempt to spice things up. I got upset and we went back to our cabin. I am tired and we just go to sleep. Wife makes us take a bath in the morning. We wash each other, then when we get out she changes into a negligee. She tells me I am not allowed to do any oral on her and that it will be the last time I see her in a G string. Totally sexy right? I had put some nice smelling lotion on my privates and she made a comment about how that would taste ( thinking I might get some oral) but instead she just led me to the bed and got on top. She has sex with me and I find it difficult to finish becuase she is clearly not enjoying it and refused to do any foreplay. We leave for the day and walk around Jefferson. Get back and start drinking wine and painting. She gets drunk enough to make a move and changes into another negligee. I feel like I almost forced her to let me eat her out after I gave her oral. She says I am not allowed to kiss her. we eventually start having some decent sex but she cannot stand much of the physical aspect and eventually it just shift to the standard missionary. I cannot finish and she gets up. I tell her i'll finish myself off if she will help. She starts cleaning and doesn't care when I get upset. We eventually have a small heart to heart where she tells me she is resentful
for the way my parents treated her and I was very pacifist instead of confrontational with my parents. She tells me she watches squirting videos and masturbates in the bath (lied to me when she says she doesnt masterbate.) She clearly has very strong issues with sexual intimacy and refused to do anything I wanted. She thought it was a successful weekend and I'm thinking it just shows how far apart we are and how little in common we have. multiple times just both of us on our phones because we have nothing to talk about. We go back and pick up the kids and it takes forever to get home. When we do I find the dog with something sticking out of her chest.
I am trying to work on her when my daughter comes out there and the dog jumps up and runs to her. She starts freaking out and i try and get ychild to come to me, unfortunately i did yell because i was scared of her getting stabbed by the dog. Of course she freezes up screaming as the dog is trying to get to her. I end up having to go to her and pick her up. As I am trying to take her to the garage I fall and bust my knee. This starts a big fight because I am now hurt, angry, and yelling while also trying to find out what's wrong with the dog. Eventually I discovered that the dog had forced herself inside the metal loop of a small childs butterfly net. I end up cutting it off her with some wire cutters. My knee is now busted and my wife and I have been fighting because she feels like when I am angry and hurt is the best time to keep getting in my face and talking shit about me. Just makes me want to seek a divorce all the more. She thinks this weekend was a success and all I can see is the end. I was angry when I went back out to her van and hit the open door button too hard and dented it. No real excuse but I wish she didn't pile on my problems by yelling at me in front of the kids while I'm trying to discipline them. I wasn't abusing them or being physical in any way but my wife will not allow for any dissent from the way she wants to raise the kids. I feel like I am not a father. I am allowed no say in raising them. The kids can just yell/scream/cry and my wife will come to the rescue, preventing me from actually doing any good or teaching them to understand right/wrong. It's her way or the highway.
Dec 2021
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2023.06.01 00:16 SabbyOfSableWine A human leaves a hickey on his alien lover. Her nestmate doesn't understand what a hickey is, and thinks the human injured her (whoops)

This is part of my little series about the adventures of Vr'ocria and Human Aldrick. If you'd like to read previous parts, they're linked below, along with brief summaries of each if you prefer to just jump right into the new installment:
Part One: Alien learns what "sleep" is and how humans prefer to do it in a comfy bed with blankets and pillows. And they find it utterly adorable.
Vr'ocria and Human Aldrick are sent on a survey mission together. Things go south, Aldrick makes sure they're safe, and then Vr'ocria learns what human sleep is and how vulnerable humans are when they sleep. Vr'ocria's people don't sleep, but enter stasis, a form of rest in which they typically stand, and they are still slightly aware of their surroundings. Vr'ocria finds human sleep utterly adorable, and also decides she will protect Aldrick while he sleeps. And she also develops a massive crush on him. (Her scales turning purple is her version of blushing)
Part Two: An alien + human adventure with such shenanigans as poison drinking, befriending dangerous wildlife, and fighting a space pirate. Oh, and they have a huge crush on each other.
Vr'ocria and Human Aldrick end up assigned together for another survey mission. Vr'ocria tries to deny her feelings for Aldrick after a tense conversation with her nestmate about the danger of humans, but when they're ambushed in the night by a pirate and Aldrick takes a blow to save her, becoming injured in the process, she comes to realize just how strongly she feels for him. She carries him to safety and the two share a tender moment, but nothing yet happens between them.
Part Three: When a cold-blooded alien has to cuddle a warm-blooded human for warmth
Vr'ocria and Human Aldrick are assigned to an ice planet for their next mission. Aldrick chews out Command for assigning Vr'ocria there when they know she's cold-blooded and not built for the cold, and when the power goes out, they cuddle to keep her from freezing. And they finally confess their feelings for one another.
On to the story!

Aldrick didn't ever want to move from this spot. Waking up in a beautiful woman's arms felt like a dream, and he still wasn't sure if it was real. As consciousness returned to him, he tilted his head back. Vr'ocria's head still rested on the pillow next to him. Her second eyelids were closed, the thin white membranes making her black eyes appear foggy. She was still resting in stasis.
Aldrick lazily trailed his fingers up her cheeks, across her forehead, all the way to the four ridges that ran up her sloped skull. The way her angular features and pointed ears sloped up towards the back of her head made her look…regal. Almost like she was wearing a crown. Her scales, which changed and flexed with her emotions, were at their neutral emerald green. However, the very tips of each individual scale nearly glowed a vibrant, dark pink. Vr'ocria had explained that the pink was triggered by strong feelings of love–as well as the result of a mating bond.
Mate. It wasn't a human concept. But the word still lit a fire in his heart.
Aldrick continued exploring Vr'ocria's body, slowly running his hands up her arms, tracing her shoulders, until he reached her back. Her spine seemed to buzz underneath his fingers, and he tried to recall what he knew about Ethyrian anatomy. They didn't have hearts, like humans did. Instead, their spine served a similar function, flushing their blood through the veins, but at a constant flow instead of a rhythmic pumping. At the moment, the buzzing was barely noticeable unless he felt for it, perhaps because she was so relaxed.
Still, he was surprised she hadn't woken from stasis yet. Ethyrians were still slightly aware of their surroundings while in stasis, unlike human sleep. Curious, he decided to see how much it took to rouse her.
He leaned forward and kissed the top of her head, between her two center skull ridges. Nothing.
He moved down to her left browbone. Nothing.
He kissed the tip of her nose. Still nothing.
Her cheek was next. Then just beneath her right eye. Her jaw. The crook of her neck.
Finally, she squeaked through her nose, a quiver running down the scales on her back. When he pulled back, her eyes were clear now and her scales had flushed purple. It had taken him a while to figure out that was her version of blushing, and he couldn't help grinning. "You're so cute," he chuckled. "I was trying to see how long it would take you to wake up."
She covered her face with her hands, but she was smiling. "How long were you doing that?"
"I got seven kisses in. You didn't notice?"
She pushed her chin out, pulling her neck up in a leisurely stretch. It reminded him of an Earth gecko. So damn cute.
Vr'ocria dropped her head back down with a sigh. "No," she mused. "I think I didn't register them as danger, so my defense mechanisms didn't kick in and alert me."
"But neck kisses are danger?"
"Neck kisses tickle," she giggled. She met his gaze with a mischievous glint in her eye. "Do it again."
Aldrick happily obliged.

The blizzard outside had finally died down enough for the power main to restore itself. Vr'ocria was grateful for the return of the heater, although she was still reluctant to leave Aldrick's warmth. But hunger finally drove the two of them out of bed, and together they headed to the kitchen to prepare breakfast.
While they were eating, Vr'ocria's communicator pinged. She glanced over. "Oh, it's my nestmate, Galek." She shot Aldrick an apologetic look, but he shook his head and waved her away.
"It's your family, go, take it!"
She smiled gratefully. "I'll be right back." She trodded back to the resting quarters and shut the door behind her. Taking a seat at the desk in the corner, she set the communicator down and pressed the button that allowed a holoscreen to appear. Galek's face smiled back at her, a bit grainy due to a bad connection, but there he was nonetheless. She beamed back at him.
"Hey, how've you been?" He asked. "I haven't seen you in so long, I had to call you."
She rested her chin in her hand. "I've been good. Great, actually," she said dreamily. She launched into a summary of the past few moon cycles and how she'd started taking on more away missions since Galek had suggested it.
But as she talked, a shadow crossed his face. "So you're still working with the human?"
Vr'ocria rolled her eyes. "His name is Aldrick. And he's been nothing but wonderful to me." She looked down, tracing the edge of the desk with her finger. "I like him."
Galek was silent. When she finally glanced back up, he looked angry. She frowned. "What?"
"You turned pink just now."
Vr'ocria glanced down, and sure enough, the tips of her scales had flushed pink.
She refused to meet his gaze.
"Vr'ocria. Did you mate him?" Galek demanded.
"I didn't mate mate him," she blurted defensively. "I only mate bonded him. Accidentally." She blushed purple. "We haven't done that yet."
"You BONDED him?" Galek exploded. "And YET? What does that mean? That you plan to?"
"No! Well, yes–I mean maybe–" she scoffed and threw her hands in the air. "We haven't gotten that far, okay? Humans court each other first, remember? Also, keep your voice down," she said in a lower tone. "He's in the next room."
"Galek, I will hang up on you, I swear to the moons–"
But Galek had abruptly fallen silent, leaning forward towards the screen with his eyes narrowed.
"What now?" She demanded.
"What's that on your neck?"
"On your neck. Is that a bruise?" His voice was dangerously low.
Vr'ocria stood and went to look in the small mirror hanging on the wall. Sure enough, there was a small bruise beginning to form on her neck.
Right where Aldrick had been kissing her.
Uh oh.
She slowly returned to the desk, a hand clasped over the bruise. She sat down. "It's nothing, I just slipped on some ice."
Galek's eyes bore a hole through her. "He did that to you, didn't he?"
"No!" Her protest was weak. She was never good at lying to Galek.
"You're a terrible liar." His voice was a low growl, a tone that she only ever heard when he was at peak protective-nestmate-mode. "I am going to kill him." She could see his hands shaking from where they were clasped in front of him, his scales bright yellow and standing on end. "I don't care if he's human, I don't care if he's a Union agent, I don't care–"
Vr'ocria threw her head back with a groan. "Shut up, you will not. It's nothing, it's just from a kiss."
"What in the planets is a kiss?"
"It's a human sign of deep affection," she quoted Aldrick, and couldn't wipe the girlish grin from her face as she recalled last night.
"Their 'affection' leaves bruises?" He looked close to bursting at the seams.
"Only that one time, because he was doing it so much." Her scales were a deep purple now. "Because I asked him to."
Galek stared at her in disbelief. "You…asked him to do that to you?"
She covered her face in pure embarrassment. "Planets, you're my nestmate," she groaned out between her palms. "I don't want to talk about this with you! All you need to understand is that I love him, and he loves me." Her spine buzzed at the last statement.
Galek crossed his arms, still looking upset.
Vr'ocria heaved a sigh. "Galek. When we were ambushed by that Norvidian, he saved my life. He protected me from an explosion and it almost killed him. You hear that? A human almost died! That doesn't happen! And he did it for me! And yesterday, you should've heard him tearing Command apart over the communicator for sending me to an ice planet."
Galek refused to meet her gaze. Only the crackle of the holoscreen filled the room.
"Okay, now you're just being stubborn," she snapped. "I'm not a hatchling anymore. I'm an adult and I can make my own decisions, and I've decided that I want to be with Aldrick." She slammed her hand on the table. "And you will respect him."
Galek remained in stubborn silence for a moment longer, before he finally blew out a breath and disappeared from the screen as he sank forward, presumably dropping his head to the table. "You know I'm just worried about you."
Vr'ocria softened. "I know."
He sat back up, rubbing his eyes. "You love him?"
"And he treats you right?"
Galek sighed. "Alright. Alright, fine. I'll be nice…and I'm sorry for being a jerk."
She smiled. "Thank you." She rose to her feet. "Now. I have to finish breakfast with my mate."
To his credit, Galek tried to stifle his groan.
When Vr'ocria emerged back in the kitchen, she found Aldrick looking concerned. "Everything okay? I heard yelling."
She plopped down at the table. "Galek is just protective of me. He's not too sure about…us."
"Oh." Aldrick picked at his nails. "Right. I mean, I understand why." He gave a strained smile. "I'm human, after all."
"Hey," she placed a hand on top of his to stop the picking. "Don't be like that, you're not a monster. Galek a good guy. He's not unreasonable, he'll come around."
His expression softened as he squeezed her hand. Then his eyes drifted down her neck. "Oh shit, he saw that, didn't he? Fuck, Vr'ocria I'm so sorry–"
She could only laugh. "Stop, stop, it's okay. I mean…I kind of like it."
Aldrick turned red and couldn't meet her eye. "Just remind me not to leave hickeys on you when I meet your brother for the first time."
"Nowhere he can see, anyway," Vr'ocria said casually, taking a bite of cereal.
Aldrick choked on his juice.
Alright, that's about as spicy as this series is gonna get, so don't get your hopes up for anything more explicit than that, LOL. I just wondered what would happen when aliens discover hickeys, hehe.
Next chapter will have some space pirate action, so buckle up babes 🤠
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2023.06.01 00:16 sbestany5 Please Help, Fellow NA Owners

Hey guys, I have a 93 that is 1.8 swapped and turbocharged. I have 2 big issues that any advice/help would be appreciated on.
  1. I was driving the car to a meet about a month and a half ago and I drove it a bit hard on the highway on the way there but nothing crazy. Once I got in line to enter the meet, the biting point on my clutch got lower and lower unti it got to the point where if I let off the clutch even the tiniest bit, the car would stall. I let the car sit the duration of the meet and it drove fine after sitting.
  2. The wipers have a mind of there own and like to engage without command. When this happens, if i try to put the headlights up or down it stalls the engine. This only occurs when the car is in gear, if i throw it into neutral the wipers stop and I’m able to use the headlights with the engine. I am curious where I should start testing to find the cause of this issue.
Any help is appreciated!
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2023.06.01 00:16 yaboi1679 Posting a random song until the end of the year: Day 11: Hashtag Trending

Gumball: We made it through the Ice Age
The Plague and two World Wars
But now we're facing doom
With computers in the hands of dinosaurs
Gumball and Darwin: Feel the doom impending
'Cause stupidity is hashtag trending
They go online, click every link
Like puppets of Big Brother Inc.
Surrendering their privacy
To every pop-up ad they see
Feel the doom impending
'Cause stupidity is hashtag trending
Believe in posts and share fake news
Until their brains have turned to ooze
Befriending every fraud and bot
So that their minds are sure to rot
Click on link bello SIGN UP NOW
Makeur hairs gro
Want 2 b mor viewtiful face
Free stuffs avalaibul in place
Doctorate with no graduating
Click here to stop ur crush from unfreending
Currant acountvoroficatian code brakedown
Gumball and Darwin: Feel the doom impending
'Cause stupidity is hashtag trending
But they're the ones that make the world turn
And there's nothing we can do except watch it all... burn
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2023.06.01 00:16 Black-Jasper_22 My dad died, 2 years later my dog and my best friend died on the same day

My dog and my best friend both had cancer. My dog was 8 and had been my literal shadow for 6 years and helped me throughout some of the hardest moments including my dad's (58y) death in early 2021. I wasn't prepared for him to get spleen cancer. He stuck around for me for a few more months after his diagnosis and then he crashed and I opted to do the humane thing and end his suffering.
Later that day, which is likely the hardest day of my life, my friends call and tell me my best friend who had been struggling with cancer had passed away. I hadn't seen them in weeks since I was I spending nearly every possible moment I could with my dog. They were in their early 30s with kids and a spouse. They were the most accepting and beautiful person I have ever met in my life.
Its been three weeks and I am still struggling with it. I haven't even told some people about my dog because 1) its fucking too much and 2) i feel like I shouldn't share my grief about him because its heavier than my grief for my friend. I feel so guilty for that feeling, but my life revolved around my dog and there is just nothing. I loved my friend dearly but I'm almost relieved for them because of how much pain there were in.
I still don't feel like I have closure with my dad and this has just piled on me and crushed me. I feel like there isn't a reason for anything anymore. What's the point if the ones who understood me the most are all gone? And they are the ones I would have gone to for support in this event and they are all gone.
I have my friend's memorial coming up, so I am hoping for some semblance of closure and maybe to find people to at least share this grief with. I am also looking for a support group. Just everything seems so bleak right now and I every day just feels so long and unwelcome.
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2023.06.01 00:16 Commercial_Ad5161 Clueless home buyer - skip first paragraph if you want to

I’m in my late 20’s and discovered Dave Ramsey last summer. I started with about 10K in credit debt, and 10K in student loans. In the past 10 months, I’ve all but paid off the credit cards. Waiting for my next paycheck to make the final credit card payment. Student loan payments don’t begin until September, so I haven’t even touched them. The minimum payment for student loans is $75 (nothing), so I want to start saving for a house while making $75-150 payments on the loans. I don’t make great money, I just started at the post office, and the hours are weird. Most new people get the scraps, but I’ve been working a consistent 5 day week since I got lucky with the route they put me on. That being said, I should be making decent money (about $1400-1500 each paycheck) and can comfortably put away roughly $1200-1500 each month once my last card is paid off. I’m not stressing about the student loans because I will ATTACK them once I’m established in a house with guaranteed hours at work.
Now that my situation has been explained, my question is “where do I start?” My girlfriend (future wife) and I rent an apartment and plan to resign for another 9 months once our lease ends (end of July) since it’s easier to stay put and everything is overpriced. We pay $1600 for a ONE BEDROOM, outdated apartment far from the city where you’d assume it’d be cheaper. She has a lot of debt (car, student loans, credit card), so I’m wondering if banks/lenders would be more satisfied with solely my financial info, or if we should combine our stuff to get a house. I grew up poor, so I don’t spend money on things I don’t need. I limit myself to gas, groceries, and bills. After doing some basic math, I could potentially have $15K saved up for a house at the end of our renewed lease.
Should I talk to banks? Should I ask realtors about other lenders? I have 11 months before we’d buy a house, so there’s plenty of time to sort things out. I took finance classes in college, and I understand most number-related things after doing research, so I would choose what’s best for us, but I don’t even know where to start.
Sorry for the excruciatingly long story, but now you know my background and what I’m working with. Any advice is appreciated!!!!!!
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2023.06.01 00:15 danielrod167 No Security Deposit After 60 Days

Hi I’m hoping someone can help me with this issue I’m currently facing. I moved out of my previous apartment and turned in my keys on April 3rd, 2023 and was told I would receive my security deposit within 30 days. I contacted the leasing office within 15 days to check on the status and after a few emails with no response, they finally responded and told me that they sent my move out statement to my provided forwarding address but the check was sent from their corporate office to my old address, despite me providing my forwarding address 2-3 times, but would be forwarded because I put in a mail forwarding request through USPS. In this email, they also attached my itemized list showing what charges I owed and confirmed that I did have about $800 that was supposed to be refunded to me after all of the deductions.
45 days pass and still nothing, not even the itemized deduction letter that was supposedly sent to my forwarding address had arrived so I assumed it was now lost in the mail and called them and requested them to void that check, have a new one sent to their office, and I would just come pick it up there to avoid this happening again. I’ve also called USPS and given them both my old apartment address and my new address and asked if there was any mail being held for either address and they don’t have anything. After a few more emails checking on the status of this request with no response and contacting their corporate office (who was also very unhelpful, they had me submit a customer service request form online which has apparently been ignored to this day) the leasing office finally responded to me and said they put in a REQUEST to stop payment on the current check and would get back to me when on the status of the request but since I requested the previous check to be voided, the process now takes “additional time”. Attached with this email was an image of the check and it showed a mailing date of 4/25/2023 so apparently they sent it yet it’s May 31st and I still haven’t gotten anything.
It’s now been almost 60 days, and since that last email about 2 weeks ago, all further emails to them have gotten no response despite saying they would check on the “status” which I’m not really sure what status they’re checking on. It’s starting to feel like they’re giving me the runaround and I’m not sure if I should just go ahead and file a small claims case in an attempt to get the money I’m legally obligated to, or try to keep contacting them. I was never late on rent, and I never had any issues, noise complaints, etc. while living there.
Is it time to take this to small claims? Or should I keep trying to contact them the way I’ve been doing in hopes that they’ll respond? Even if it’s just to tell me “chill the f out, we’re still waiting on the status” that’s at least better than me sending emails and getting nothing back, that’s the most frustrating part. In Texas, landlords have 30 days from the time a tenant turns in their keys to give them their security deposit back and in some cases the tenant is entitled to 3x the security deposit if this time limit isn’t met. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get 3x the amount because they can just say “look we mailed it on x day, we don’t know what happened” but at the very least I should be able to get the amount listed on the itemized move out statement. I have a strong feeling if any of them had $800 just in limbo with no concrete updates they would be doing everything in their power to try to find out exactly what was going on with their money.
I’m sorry, I know this is a wall of text but I wanted to provide as many details as possible.
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2023.06.01 00:15 echolaguna Mother goes ballistic. Pretends nothing happened the next day. Wonders why I never spend time with her.

Backstory: I am in my 20s and living with my middle aged mother. We've always had a...tumultuous relationship. We'll get along great most of the time, until that one moment we don't. And when that moment comes, it further severs our relationship.
My mom has always been very supportive of me, proud of me, has talked highly to others about me. She always praises my achievements and my efforts, and has been a driving force throughout them.
But then that changes if I do something that upsets her. Suddenly, I've never done anything she's proud of. My mom throws every praise she's ever given me out the window just to paint me as this horrible person who's never done anything worth her praise. Suddenly in her eyes I'm a lazy, selfish manchild who "does nothing but sit around and game." I have to spend the rest of the day with these words in my head, crying my eyes out at the question "does my mom really think that?" and then the next day...nothing. She's completely calm, pretends nothing happened, and that we're still on the same level we were before all of that. And no, she doesn't apologize. She never has apologized.
If you're wondering "does she remember doing this" she does. And I know she does because when I try to bring it up to explain why it was wrong, she does everything she can to justify it and make it my fault. I'm not a blameless victim, I don't try to come off that way, but I DO apologize for my words...she just doesn't accept it and keeps yelling at me.
The worst of these was a couple days ago: I said something insulting that I shouldn't have, and it was entirely out of impulse. I apologized very quickly...But then she started her usual shouting and insulting. She began to accuse me of never contributing to the house, that I just laze around, even though just the day before she was saying how "I was a huge help." She did her usual "comparing me to the worst parts of other family members" and so on. I hate to say that I've gotten somewhat desensitized to it, but I have....but the part I DIDN'T expect was when she used my boyfriend against me.
In her exact words: "I'm amazed he's still dating you. He works his ASS off and you don't do ANYTHING."
In all of our fights, in the last 6 years I've been with him, she has never used his name against me. The same woman who always tells me how good he and I are for each other was now standing there and telling me I'm not good enough for him. I had to stand there and maintain the best poker face I could, even thought I was already holding back tears from that.
And then she followed it up with another name she's never called me before: "Useless."
Before that fight, she was "so proud of me," "I'm so smart," "I'm so creative and witty," "I'm gonna go places." Now I'm "useless, not good enough for my boyfriend, I don't do anything, all I do is sit on my ass and game," and other insults I probably already repressed.
She has always had this pattern of talking about how amazing she thinks I am, and then when I piss her off, she begins to sling insults at me and treat me like a failure. Come the next day, she acts like nothing happened and we're all back to normal. Nevermind the times I relapsed into cutting myself because of her refusal to accept my apologies, my starving myself and not even using the bathroom because I was too terrified to leave my room and have to face more of her bullshit, the fact I had to contact a fucking SELF HARM HOTLINE that day because it was the only coping mechanism my brain kept resorting to that she HASN'T shamed. I still can't look at my consoles without hearing her voice ringing in my head, mocking me and saying I'm proving her right. I can't draw without hearing her mock my freelance work (which she's done in the past), and I'm still not over the "useless" insult. I implied yesterday I was still affected by it by saying "if I get this job maybe I won't be so useless" and she looked at me and said "sweetie, you aren't useless," which I find fucking hard to believe because I don't know what she truly thinks of me anymore. This has been the cycle since I was FOURTEEN.
As I type this out, I'm terrified by how possible it is of her finding it. Even with all the vagueness I've tried to maintain, I know she'll recognize it. But I still needed to put it somewhere. Because I'm fucking tired and I don't know how long I can go on keeping this all to myself.
So this is the part where I finally ask for advice: How would you deal with this situation? If you've been in the same or a similar situation, how HAVE you dealt with it?
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2023.06.01 00:15 A_L_Swank Final Interview went perfectly IMO - now I wait - what are your do's and dont's to stay sane during this time period?!

I will preface, I really do feel unbelievably good about the process for this job. I have interviewed for over a dozen positions, applied to hundreds in the last few months. This is the first one where everything just really felt *right* - however, I also deal with extreme anxiety, and this process (especially in the tech-corpo world right now) has been exceedingly stressful.
It would be life changing, great salary, great for mental health and notably a job I am entirely sold and interested in doing exactly what I love doing.
I am looking for Do's and Don'ts currently just to sort of breathe it out and be ready for a yes or no.
Here is the Synopsis of how my last few weeks went,
My interviews imo went as follows:
First w/ recruiter: 9.9/10 (only because my 10/10 was my last) - I heard back in under 3 hours to meet with the direct Boss I would be working for (who independently reached out while even on vacation)
Second: With the direct boss. 9/10! Within 10 minutes they were excited to introduce me to other team members, and I had those two meetings scheduled within the week. The next bit of the interview was very casual, very about business direction, and what I would be doing and how I could help (which I answered how and they were very excited about my work-history and answers)
Third: My junior colleague 8.5/10 - Was the most nervous for this one for some reason, but as I ended the call and asked "are there any concerns or clarifications I could provide" they eagerly said "Nope, and though I am not the decision maker, you have my recommendation!"
The final: 10/10 hands down. With the head of the entire department. It could not have gone better for the most part. On multiple occasions lauded the quality of my questions, mentioned I was right on track with their thinking and direction, and loved my work history.
- Made clear there were only a few other candidates at this stage as well.
- Ended with being really excited about my thought processes on what I could bring to the table, and mentioned multiple times I am right on track with their thinking and direction.
- They are looking to fill the position very soon, the person I'd work directly under is at a point of just absolutely needing a Senior Staffer to help out and delegate. (that would be me!)
The big stressor for me is that is a simple thing that comes with most all interview processes, 'The Big Wait'.
I was told there is a two week max wait time (Which is exactly one week from now), they've actually been faster than any of their timelines up to this point, and it's been really nice to see how much they have respected my time, and have not even remotely tried to pull any corporate BS through the process.
I am just dying though, anxiety is all time high, I feel amazing but now I am starting to over think everything. Every other job app I am putting into other places feels half-baked.
I have accepted if it is a no, then I KNOW I did my best. I can't change it. I wasn't the fit for them.
BUT, What do you do during this period?! What do you NOT do?!
TLDR: I nailed all 4 stages of the interview process and feel amazing. I am on a two week-max deadline for the job, given their need for the position to be filled. I am one week in and an anxious wreck. What should and should I *not* do during this time?!
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2023.06.01 00:15 Wiochmen Fraudulent Label / Counterfeit Postage, what do?

I've got a package in my RMPO, clearly counterfeit postage, it says it belongs to C09, the issue is...there's a rural route from this office, and the closest city routes are 20 miles away. So, it's clearly a fake label.
So what do I do with it? The DMM has been changed to treat it as abandoned, but what do I do with it? RFS does not have an option for counterfeit postage to print me off a label to waste locally, to direct me to send it elsewhere, nothing.
There's the "Dead Mail" option on the scanner, but I don't know what that does to it, and what I'm supposed to do with it at that point.
How do I get rid of this package?
My APO has not gotten back to me, it's been a week.
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2023.06.01 00:15 Prior-Meeting1645 I know about private labeling but Whats up with sellers labeling generic toys in listings under a brand of their own when there’s nothing to prove it’s their brand?

I’m on and I see lots of listings that are literally on the top 100 top selling which are generic toys that are 100% the same from alibaba and the seller that created the listing has it as a brand of his own when even the pictures are the same generic photos from alibaba? No printed label of that brand or anything. Is it just because he created the listing so he can name the brand as he wishes? And now that the listing is popular and other people want to sell on it he can private label claim the competitors? Even though there’s still multiple sellers on that listing. Do we just ignore it?
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2023.06.01 00:14 h1a4_c0wb0y No more

As we come into pride month I am troubled, disturbed, and rightfully so. Nazis, white supremacists, and their 'Christian' supporters have taken over the Republican party and are holding our government hostage. Their demands, you might ask. The complete erasure of anything LGBT & anyone else they find disagreeable, the subjugation of women, and the repeal of labor protections we have enjoyed and flourished under. All while allowing their corporate Masters to destroy our planet and hoard the means of survival. What are we going to do about it? This is our month and we cannot sit quiet until there's no one left to speak for us. Make this month as uncomfortable for them as possible! No more respectability politics! If you think being "One of the good ones" is going to save you I've got news for you. It won't! I am not a fan of 'slippery slope' arguments but we are at the cusp of genocide. They are going to try and take this month away from us and scare us into hiding. We can't let them! Rise up My fellow queers! Remember Stonewall!
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2023.06.01 00:14 TalkRobo Hazbin Hotel/Helluva Boss Demon Disrespect Thread. (W/ some Debunk Extras)

1. So what is the point of this post?

This won't be a long intro, but to specify..

There are some rather vast misconceptions on what high tiers in the verse can do (with some rather big exaggerations of what they can do), some have claimed the likes of Stolas is Solar System and FTL for example.
This post was made under the intentions of showing their actual power level, and was also made since I intend to post a discussion on HelluvaBoss in the future, but feel free to link this post yourself if you want, no need to ask for permission.
Without further ado, let's go!

2. Short Debunks

Misconception 1: "Alastor is Planet Level."
Debunk: Some people have unironically used this to claim Alastor is somehow planet level...
But it should be noted that nothing here implies planet level in the slightest, they were only talking about Safe Haven (which is not a planet obviously, just a few districts of land), and the scan in general is way too vague to say they were talking about destruction (they were more likely saying that they were going to corrupt the land in context)

But let's say you ignore all this, there is still one problem.
Zoophobia is not even canon to Hazbin/Helluva to begin with, they are seperate verses.
Misconception 2: "Stolas destroyed a Solar System while he was singing to Octavia."
Debunk: Many have used the Loo Loo land episode intro song to claim Stolas can destroy Solar Systems.
The problem is, it is too vague, since we have no idea if Stolas actually directly caused the star system to die, it could've been a dying Star System (given the context of the song, it wouldn't be too surprising).
Plus claiming he is Solar System would cause messy power scaling towards Blitzo and other Imps (since Blitzo was able to sink his teeth in Stolas, causing the owl to moan)
So we either have to accept the following:
A. This rather shaky and vague feat is a vast outlier.
B. It isn't a feat at all for Stolas.

3. What they can actually do (the Disrespect Thread Section)

Now here's the part where I further shoot down any high end claims, let's go.
- Blitzo sinks his teeth into Stolas (causing him to moan, meaning he felt it), Blitzo is someone who struggles with human families or crowds.
- Charlie Magne (last name now known as Morningstar) was able to get matched by Katie Killjoy (a sinner) for some time.
- Alastor was visually implied to be worn after performing his famous town level feat (check how the undersides of his eyes looked before doing the feat).
- Asmodeus (one of the highest beings in all of Hell) failed to react to Millie kicking down Fizzarolli in time.
- Stolas is visibly scared of his wife throwing Imps and Pots at him.
- Stella had her hand easily caught by just Stolas's one hand.
- Stolas cannot get past some humans and can only resort to throwing a water bottle at said crowd. (one might say he was depowered, which is true! But it was shown in an earlier episode that he could go into his true form while in the human realm and without the book, implying he isn't MASSIVELY depowered here).

Might update if any more particular Anti-Feats pop up.

4. So....TalkRobo, what can they actually do? And who can they actually fight?

They have a few bullet timing feats here and there, and they got some good haxes like Petrification.
But on the whole, people should stop pairing them up against characters they have no chance of actually winning against (like Vegeta, Archie Sonic, Geo Stelar, Superman, Lucifer Morningstar, Black Hat, etc.).
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2023.06.01 00:14 domo_the_great_2020 Has anyone else cured/helped their insomnia through fasting?

I recently had a campylobacter food poisoning infection and it left me with IBS and fibromyalgia symptoms (still too early for a diagnoses). The worst symptom by far is the insomnia. I am not lying when I say that chronic sleep deprivation is nothing short of torture. It affects me everyday, all of the time, and I will not accept that there’s nothing I can do. Can anyone else relate? Thoughts? Thanks in advance.
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2023.06.01 00:13 unicornhornporn0554 I try not to care, my ex is starting a new family and abandoning his son more than ever

It just sucks. They had their baby shower on our sons birthday and didn’t even call. They know the gender and have a name picked out but haven’t even updated our son since they told him they were expecting over Christmas break.
And then don’t even get me started on my own feelings. I was 14 and my sons father was 18. He abused me. He had me hide my pregnancy until I couldn’t any more (planned on telling my guardian on the 8th, went into preterm labor on the 7th). The most he’s ever done is the bare minimum, but usually less and he complained and bitched about it.
So now he’s almost 27 and has this poor 20/21 yr old pregnant. But part of me doesn’t even feel bad because she watched him be a deadbeat and DEFENDED it for over a year before getting pregnant. I hope for the baby’s sake that he does better but even that will bother me. What about our son makes it so hard to just be a present figure in his life?
I want nothing more than to have another baby. My partner wants a baby just as bad as I do (he has no kids of his own yet but was an uncle-like figure to my son for 5 years before we got together 3 years ago and wants to have kids) but we just can’t afford it yet, because we’re raising my son who has adhd and autism and is a little bit more work and also more costly than your average kid of his age, which is okay and not anyone’s fault. I’m just mad that his father gets to skirt his responsibilities and just start a new family. It’s not fucking fair.
I know some of this is irrational, I didn’t even ask for this info it was just given to me and I wish I didn’t care but I do. I do go to therapy but unfortunately will have to cancel my appt for tomorrow (cracked a tooth so now I need to deal with that, yay) and I just want to vent, I know my friends and family and partner are probably tired of hearing me bitch about my sons father. There’s more to the story obvs but my phone gets slow when I try to type a long Reddit post so whatever, if you read this thanks for reading and letting me vent.
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2023.06.01 00:13 TheFamousHesham What th is going on with r/Tinder and how are the admins not doing anything about it?

Screenshots of women’s profiles are posted there all day to A BARRAGE of sexist/misogynist comments…? These women did not ask to go viral or agree to be degraded online.
In this day and age, it’s really not difficult to find out who someone is from a pic. This is an egregious privacy violation. Tinder should only be used for advice/tips and the only screenshots should be users asking for feedback ON THEIR OWN profiles.
I am a moderator BTW.
I moderate another sub. I’ve tried to report the posts/comments, but nothing ever happens.
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2023.06.01 00:13 The9Volt There is nothing more satisfying

Than stomping players with an off-meta setup and watching them switch to graviton lance and immortal, and STILL lose.
The satisfaction levels are off the charts.
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2023.06.01 00:13 Brilliant-Spread3185 [A3][Recruiting][US] 17th Ranger Battalion

[A3][Recruiting][US] 17th Ranger Battalion
-------------------------------------------------------About Us---------------------------------------------------------
The 17th Ranger Battalion is an Arma 3 community built around a casual mil-sim playstyle, under the larger Iceberg Gaming Community. We take pride in our proficiency and dedication without bogging ourselves down with unnecessary formalities or requirements. Any member is allowed and encouraged to attend any of the several hosted trainings. If you want to learn, nothing will stop you here. If you want to fly and run on the ground, there are opportunities to do both. This mindset has resulted in a casual milsim play-style that finds the balance between fun and technique; during the game we’re all business, outside of the game we are just hanging out. Each member receives and gives input on both the community and the game, and our volunteer support staff and leadership keep the gears turning. All members are required to be 18 or older. Prospective members who are 17 years old may be sponsored by an active member of the community. In Arma, we maintain a high focus on in-game chain of command, military tactics, combat support, and most of all, teamwork. With a core group of skilled members, we will incorporate anyone into our group, including fresh PC gamers, those new to Arma, and highly skilled Arma veterans. Everyone brings something new to the table, whether it’s out of game skills or in-game experience and knowledge. We all are here because we want to be here. We don’t partake in pointless drama, nor do we want immaturity or disrespect. Most importantly, we love playing this game and having a good time.
Alpha Company: Rangers in Alpha Company are the crux of the unit, acting as the main infantry force performing roles such as HVT elimination, VIP extraction, reconnaissance, and other tasks. Ranger Roles include: Rifleman Autorifleman Grenadier Anti-Tank Gunner (using the Titan Mini-Spike or MAAWS) Combat Medic Leadership Heavy Weapons Teams
Echo Company is often tasked to assist Alpha Company is completing objectives. Echo Company is a moderately-sized group of members that act as Jacks of All Trades. When required, members of Echo Company can crew various vehicles such as APCs, IFV, assault boats, and more. They also function as the 17th's main artillery support and forward observers. Echo Company is tasked based on mission needs, and also has the opportunity to work on the ground with the regular Ranger cohort, either embedding directly with the Rangers as infantry or radio support. Within Echo Company is the Rotary Division, which acts as the main logistics agent, providing Rotary transport, reconnaissance, resupplies, and close air support. There are opportunities for those who prefer transporting Rangers and those who prefer to support Rangers with close air support. Pilots may also train in operating Fixed-Wing Jets to further enhance their Close Air Support capabilities.
Ranger Reconnaissance Company (RRC) picks members from both Alpha and Echo Company who have completed several trainings and prerequisites to make up the 17th Ranger Battalion's recon element. Made up of our more experienced members, RRC deploys either on weekdays or early on our operation nights to gather intelligence on our objectives and even has the possibility of conducting Direct Action Missions or Raids to strike strategic positions. Using drones and small unit tactics to complete their mission, RRC is the endgame for our veteran players.
Main Operations are on Saturdays at 8 PM EST (7 PM CST). We prefer people to attend as much as possible, but we all have real lives and do not have strict requirements. During the week, we have various side missions hosted by 17th members, so feel free to hop on and have some fun. We want everyone to have fun and not be pigeon-holed into one role, so we don't restrict roles during those operations.
For more information, hop onto our TeamSpeak or Discord, and someone will reach out and answer any questions you might have:
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2023.06.01 00:13 Silent-Writer2369 Section 8 Sacramento?

Hey 👋 I’m a Live in aid STRUGGLING with my disabled father, he has a 1 bedroom voucher but adding me on has been a REAL NIGHTMARE. I’m a college student and juggling as his caregiver and a student!
Our first worker did nothing.. we requested a live in aid form 6 months ago and heard NOTHING. So I made an account online as I am my fathers Power of Attorney, and started the processes on there and I noticed the dates were changed from the actual dates I had submitted my forms. They changed from 03/28 and 04/18 to 05/18 and now appear that my documents were submitted on that day instead of the prior months!
On top of that, his landlord decided to purposely fail inspection to avoid having to stay on the sec 8 program and gave us 90 day to vacate. Section 8 is claiming it will take a year and my fathers voucher is now inactive!? But online claims it’s active June 1st. Our new worker seems to agree that it will take months and that we CANT move into a new place and have it inspected after. So basically we’re are just screwed? Poof my dads homeless?? For months I’ve been requesting help and filed ALL PAPERWORK BY HAND DELIVERY AND filled them out ONLINE.. we are now waiting on an RFTA? I originally requested one 02/28/23 so how is it they now are saying they just got it 05/18?!
What is going on at the Sacramento shra Office that I can talk to a worker but never seem to get a single thing done? Aren’t they in control of the program!
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2023.06.01 00:13 trampolinab90 No common fotos of AK and MK

This might be an odd detail, which contributes nothing to the case and ist probably voyeuristic on my part, but I have realized that I have never seen a picture of MK and AK together. I find this odd for multiple reasons 1.) The press leaks everything, every single personal detail so if there was one they would have most likely published it 2.) I have lived in a flat with (multiple) roommates and although I have always been reserved there, there are a lot of party pictures overtimes which could make it seem like I was best friends with everyone. And yes, although after a few weeks together those pics have been taken. And at that time, cameras and private pictures/clips were a thing already! 3.) These pictures would be a feast for the Press and they feel kinda obligatory in a story where the assumed perpetrator and victim have known each other a bit
I know that those pictures are not relevant to the case but just something I have noticed. A minor detail so to say. But still something that has struck me as quite odd. Any thoughts on this?
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2023.06.01 00:12 Secure_Muffin_2440 Aim to be a better version of yourself, but don't let yourself be used and don't let foolish things determine your self worth like I have

So after years of struggling with an eating disorder, feeling like I lack control over my life, getting 2 degrees with an honors, doing anything and everything in my power to please men by doing degrading sexual acts, playing into their fantasies, giving them gifts, cooking and baking for them, giving their friends gifts, playing to a fantasy girl persona, being there for my family, giving them gifts, being the daughter of a narcisstic man who did nothing but cause me harm in the long run, and being the emotional support to my wild ex bestfriend who did nothing but talk shit about me and look down on me, I have realized, becoming the most usable tool in the tool box will not get you loved or appreciated, IT WILL GET YOU USED.
Heal your unresolved childhood wounds and start attracting better people.
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