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2023.05.28 03:57 zanderhasbeenhere Why I think drip sonic,drip goku,and drip Mario solo fiction
Let me explain
Grass is a type of plant with narrow leaves growing from the base. A common kind of grass is used to cover the ground in places such as lawns and parks. Grass is usually the color green. Grasses are monocotyledon herbaceous plants.
The grasses include the "grass" of the family Poaceae. This family is also called Gramineae. The family also include some of the sedges (Cyperaceae) and the rushes (Juncaceae). These three families are not closely related but all of them belong to clades in the order Poales. They are similar adaptations to a common life-style.
The true grasses include cereals, bamboo and the grasses of lawns (turf) and grassland. Uses for graminoids include food (as grain, sprouted grain, shoots or rhizomes), drink (beer, whisky), pasture for livestock, thatching thatch, paper, fuel, clothing, insulation, construction, sports turf, basket weaving and many others.
Many grasses are short, but some grasses can grow very tall, such as Bamboo. Plants from the grass family can grow in many places and make grasslands, including areas which are very arid or cold. There are several other plants that look similar to grass and are referred to as such, but are not members of the grass family. These plants include rushes, reeds, papyrus and water chestnut. Seagrass is a monocot in the order Alismatales.
Grasses are an important food for many animals, such as deer, buffalo, cattle, mice, grasshoppers, caterpillars and many other grazers. Unlike other plants, grasses grow from the bottom, so when animals eat grass they usually do not destroy the part that grows. This is a part of why the plants are successful. Without grass, soil may wash away into rivers (erosion). Drip sonic + drip goku + drip Mario beyond omnipotent
hear me out: cream the rabbit is hot. the average temperature of a rabbit is 102-103 °f, so i'm not wrong. her big floppy ears are perfect for wrapping around and heating a hot dog. her little mouth can probably warm a big sausage. with hands as big as those, she can rub even the biggest store-bought beef jerkies, heating them up just as good as a microwave can. not to mention her temperature in general, she is fantastic for cuddling after a long day of work. if anyone has better suggestions for a sonic character to love, i don't want to hear it, because your idea probably sucks compared to cream
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2023.05.28 03:46 longbeachlocale 🚨 City Council • June 6, 2023 • 5:00 PM 🚨
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CD4 - Funds Transfer for Partners of Parks Item #1 • File #23-0553 (Details, PDF)
- Councilman Daryl Supernaw, Fourth District
Recommendation to increase appropriations in the General Fund Group in the City Manager Department by $200, offset by the Fourth Council District One-time District Priority Funds transferred from the Citywide Activities Department to provide support to Partners of Parks for their Long Beach Charity ProAm event; and Decrease appropriations in the General Fund Group in the Citywide Activities Department by $200 to offset a transfer to the City Manager Department.
CD4 - Funds Transfer for LGBTQ Center Long Beach Item #2 • File #23-0554 (Details, PDF)
- Councilman Daryl Supernaw, Fourth District
Recommendation to increase appropriations in the General Fund Group in the City Manager Department by $500, offset by the Fourth Council District One-time District Priority Funds transferred from the Citywide Activities Department to provide a contribution to The LGBTQ Center Long Beach in support of their Black & White Ball 2023; and Decrease appropriations in the General Fund Group in the Citywide Activities Department by $500 to offset a transfer to the City Manager Department.
CD4 - Funds Transfer for Wild West Women, Inc Item #3 • File #23-0555 (Details, PDF)
- Councilman Daryl Supernaw, Fourth District
Recommendation to increase appropriations in the General Fund Group in the City Manager Department by $500, offset by the Fourth Council District One-time District Priority Funds transferred from the Citywide Activities Department to provide support to Wild West Women, Inc for their inaugural Long Beach Woman’s Fair; and Decrease appropriations in the General Fund Group in the Citywide Activities Department by $500 to offset a transfer to the City Manager Department.
CD5 - Funds Transfer to Support Community Events Item #4 • File #23-0556 (Details, PDF)
- Councilwoman Megan Kerr, Fifth District
Recommendation to increase appropriations in the General Fund Group in the City Manager Department by $2,000, offset by the Fifth Council District One-Time District Priority Funds transferred from the Citywide Activities Department to provide a contribution to: · $500 to Partners of Parks in support of the Long Beach Juneteenth Celebration; · $1,000 to support the Uptown Jazz Festival; · $500 to the Long Beach Century Club in support of the Mayor’s Trophy Charity Golf Tournament; and Decrease appropriations in the General Fund Group in the Citywide Activities Department by $2,000 to offset a transfer to the City Manager Department.
CD4 - Funds Transfer for Rancho Los Alamitos Foundation Item #5 • File #23-0562 (Details, PDF)
- Councilman Daryl Supernaw, Fourth District
Recommendation to increase appropriations in the General Fund Group in the City Manager Department by $2,000, offset by the Fourth Council District One-time District Priority Funds transferred from the Citywide Activities Department to provide a contribution to Rancho Los Alamitos Foundation in support of their Summer Concert Series; and Decrease appropriations in the General Fund Group in the Citywide Activities Department by $2,000 to offset a transfer to the City Manager Department.
CD4 - Funds Transfer for Long Beach Century Club Item #6 • File #23-0561 (Details, PDF)
- Councilman Daryl Supernaw, Fourth District
Recommendation to increase appropriations in the General Fund Group in the City Manager Department by $500, offset by the Fourth Council District One-time District Priority Funds transferred from the Citywide Activities Department to provide support to the Long Beach Century Club for their Mayor’s Trophy Charity Golf Tournament; and Decrease appropriations in the General Fund Group in the Citywide Activities Department by $500 to offset a transfer to the City Manager Department.
Arcelia Delgado Item #7 • File #23-0552 (Details, PDF)
Recommendation to authorize City Attorney to submit Stipulations with Request for Award for approval by the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, and if so approved, authority to pay $169,300.13 for Stipulations with Request for Award with a life pension thereafter of $170.04 subject to COLA increases per week in compliance with the Appeals Board Order for Arcelia Delgado. The City of Long Beach is entitled to credit for payments previously paid in the amount of $69,532.31.
Michael Hannan Item #8 • File #23-0551 (Details, PDF)
Recommendation to authorize City Attorney to submit Stipulations with Request for Award for approval by the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, and if so approved, authority to pay $104,182.50 in compliance with the Appeals Board Order for Michael Hannan.
CA - Kayla Jentes Item #9 • File #23-0557 (Details, PDF)
Recommendation to authorize City Attorney to pay sum of $200,000, in full settlement of a lawsuit entitled Kayla Jentes, et al. v. City of Long Beach, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 20STCV29354.
CA - Joel Reyes Item #10 • File #23-0558 (Details, PDF)
Recommendation to authorize City Attorney to pay sum of $399,000, in full settlement of a lawsuit entitled Joel Reyes, et al. v. City of Long Beach, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC703737.
Martin Romo Item #11 • File #23-0549 (Details, PDF)
Recommendation to authorize the City Attorney to submit two Stipulations with Request for Award for approval by the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, and if so approved, authority to pay 1) $17,545.00, and also 2) separate authority to pay $72,500.00 in compliance with the Appeals Board Order for Martin Romo.
Mario Talavera Item #12 • File #23-0550 (Details, PDF)
Recommendation to authorize the City Attorney to submit two Stipulations with Request for Award for approval by the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, and if so approved, authority to pay 1) $27,695.00, and also 2) separate authority to pay $80,982.50 in compliance with the Appeals Board Order for Mario Talavera.
CC - Damage Claims Item #13 • File #23-0547 (Details, PDF)
Recommendation to refer to City Attorney damage claims received between May 15, 2023 and May 26, 2023.
CM - Federal Lobbyist RFP Item #15 • File #23-0563 (Details, PDF)
Recommendation to Adopt Specifications No. RFP CM-23-236 and award a contract to Holland & Knight, LLP, of Washington, D.C., for federal legislative representation services, in a total annual amount not to exceed $130,000, for a period of two years, with the option to renew for three additional one-year periods, at the discretion of the City Manager; and, authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to enter into the contract, including any necessary subsequent amendments. (Citywide)
FM - Coastline Equip. for the purchase of a John Deere 332G skid steer Item #17 • File #23-0566 (Details, PDF)
Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to execute a contract, and any necessary documents including any necessary subsequent amendments, with Bragg Investment Company, Inc., dba Coastline Equipment, a Long Beach distributor of John Deere Construction Retail Sales, of Moline, IL, for the purchase of a John Deere 332G skid steer, with related equipment and accessories, on the same terms and conditions afforded to Sourcewell, in a total amount not to exceed $153,097, inclusive of taxes and fees. (Citywide)
FM - Coastline Equip-John Deere 310P backhoe Item #18 • File #23-0567 (Details, PDF)
Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to execute a contract, and any necessary documents including any necessary subsequent amendments, with Bragg Investment Company, Inc., dba Coastline Equipment, a Long Beach distributor of John Deere Construction Retail Sales, of Moline, IL, for the purchase of a John Deere 310P backhoe, with related equipment and accessories, on the same terms and conditions afforded to Sourcewell, in a total amount not to exceed $169,631, inclusive of taxes and fees. (Citywide)
Mayor - Cancellation of July 4th City Council Meeting Item #23 • File #23-0560 (Details, PDF)
Recommendation to suspend Council rule contained in Municipal Code Section 2.03.020 (B) relating to the meeting schedule of the City Council in order to cancel the City Council meeting of July 4, 2023.
PRM/PW - Capital improvements at El Dorado East Regional, El Dorado Park West, Houghton, and Stearns Parks D4,9 Item #33 • File #23-0582 (Details, PDF)
- Parks, Recreation and Marine
- Public Works
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to accept and expend grant funds from the California Department of Parks and Recreation for capital improvements at El Dorado East Regional, El Dorado Park West, Houghton, and Stearns Parks, in an amount not to exceed $15,400,000; Increase appropriations in the Capital Projects Fund Group in the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department by $342,000, offset by grant revenue; Increase appropriations in the Capital Projects Fund Group in the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department by $342,000, offset by a transfer of California Department of Parks and Recreation grant funds from the Capital Grants Fund; Increase appropriations in the Capital Projects Fund Group in the Public Works Department by $15,058,000, offset by grant revenue; and Increase appropriations in the Capital Projects Fund Group in the Public Works Department by $15,058,000, offset by a transfer of California Department of Parks and Recreation grant funds from the Capital Grants Fund. (Districts 4,9)
CC - Destruction of Records Item #14 • File #23-0548 (Details, PDF)
Recommendation to approve the destruction of records for the Health and Human Services Department; and adopt resolution.
FM - Ray Gaskin Service for for the purchase of one Ford F-550 refuse truck Item #16 • File #23-0565 (Details, PDF)
Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to execute a contract, and any necessary documents including any necessary subsequent amendments, with Ray Gaskin Service, an authorized distributor for New Way Trucks and Scranton Manufacturing Company, of Fontana, CA, for the purchase of one Ford F-550 refuse truck, with related equipment and accessories, on the same terms and conditions afforded to Sourcewell, in a total amount not to exceed $167,457, inclusive of taxes and fees. (Citywide)
FM - The Quinn Co. for the purchase of 4 Caterpillar 430 backhoe loaders Item #19 • File #23-0568 (Details, PDF)
Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to execute a contract, and any necessary documents including any necessary subsequent amendments, with Caterpillar Inc., through its local dealer, Quinn Company, of City of Industry, CA, for the purchase of four Caterpillar 430 backhoe loaders, with related equipment and accessories, on the same terms and conditions afforded to Sourcewell, in a total amount not to exceed $1,016,512, inclusive of taxes and fees. (Citywide)
DS - Noise Element Item #22 • File #23-0564 (Details, PDF)
Recommendation to receive supporting documentation into the record and conclude the public hearing; Adopt resolution approving and certifying the Environmental Impact Report EIR 03-20, State Clearinghouse No. 2019050009 and associated findings;
DS - Noise Element Item # • File #23-0585 (Details, PDF)
Adopt resolution replacing the current Noise Element with the updated Noise Element of the Long Beach General Plan; and
ED - 702 Anaheim Shelter – LB Rescue Mission and First to Serve D3 Item #24 • File #23-0584 (Details, PDF)
- Economic Development
- Health and Human Services
Recommendation to receive and file Contract No. 36576 with Long Beach Rescue Mission Foundation, Inc., a California public benefit corporation (Lessor) and the City of Long Beach (Lessee) and Contract No. 36578, a Sublease between the City of Long Beach (Sublessor) and First to Serve Ministries, Inc., a California nonprofit corporation (Sublessee), or its assignee, for approximately 17,000 rentable square feet of space at 702 West Anaheim Street, for use as an emergency shelter, made pursuant to Chapter 2.85 of the Long Beach Municipal Code (LBMC) and in response to the emergency proclaimed regarding homelessness. (District 1)
FM - Transfer of FY 23 gross operating revenue, from the Harbor Fund Group to the Tidelands Operating Fund Item #25 • File #23-0569 (Details, PDF)
Recommendation to adopt resolution requesting that the Board of Harbor Commissioners approve the transfer of 5 percent of Fiscal Year 2023 (FY 23) gross operating revenue, from the Harbor Fund Group to the Tidelands Operating Fund Group, with a true-up adjustment, if necessary, to reflect the final gross revenue amount upon issuance of the Harbor Department’s FY 23 audited financial statements. (Districts 1,2,3)
FM - Velocity Truck Centers for the purchase of 7 CNG powered Crane Carrier LNT-26 trucks Item #26 • File #23-0572 (Details, PDF)
Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to execute a contract, and any necessary documents including any necessary subsequent amendments, with Los Angeles Truck Centers, LLC, dba Velocity Truck Centers, an authorized distributor of Crane Carrier trucks, of Whittier, CA, for the purchase of seven CNG powered Crane Carrier LNT-26 trucks, with New Way rear loader refuse bodies, on the same terms and conditions afforded to Sourcewell, in a total amount not to exceed $2,951,446, inclusive of taxes and fees. (Citywide)
FM - Velocity Truck Center-10 CNG Crane Carrier Roto-Pac side loader refuse trucks Item #27 • File #23-0573 (Details, PDF)
Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to execute a contract, and any necessary documents including any necessary subsequent amendments, with Los Angeles Truck Centers, LLC, dba Velocity Truck Centers, of Whittier, CA, an authorized distributor of Crane Carrier trucks, for the purchase of 10 CNG Crane Carrier, Roto-Pac side loader refuse trucks, with related equipment and accessories, on the same terms and conditions afforded to Sourcewell, in a total amount not to exceed $4,765,507, inclusive of taxes and fees; and Authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute a lease-purchase agreement, and related financing documents, with Banc of America Public Capital Corp, of San Francisco, CA, for the financing of Roto-Pac refuse trucks, payable over a seven-year period at an interest rate to be determined when the agreement is executed. (Citywide)
FM/PW - Velocity Truck Center-20 CNG Crane Carrier side loader refuse trucks Item #29 • File #23-0574 (Details, PDF)
- Financial Management
- Public Works
Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to execute a contract, and any necessary documents including subsequent amendments, with Los Angeles Truck Centers, LLC, dba Velocity Truck Centers, of Whittier, CA, an authorized distributor of Crane Carrier trucks, for the purchase of 20 CNG Crane Carrier side loader refuse trucks, with New Way side loader refuse bodies, on the same terms and conditions afforded to Sourcewell, in a total amount not to exceed $9,322,091, inclusive of taxes and fees. (Citywide)
PRM - Reso w/LAFCO-LA for final District Boundary Map Item #31 • File #23-0581 (Details, PDF)
- Parks, Recreation and Marine
Recommendation to adopt resolution in support of the formation of the Lower San Gabriel River Recreation and Park District; direct City Clerk to file the resolution with the Local Area Formation Commission - Los Angeles (LAFCO-LA); and, authorize City Manager to approve the final District Boundary Map on behalf of the City. (Citywide)
PRM/DHHS - Accept grant funds for Wrigley Greenbelt and Multi-Service Center D7 Item #32 • File #23-0577 (Details, PDF)
- Parks, Recreation and Marine
- Health and Human Services
Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to execute any necessary documents including subsequent amendments, to accept grant funds from the California Natural Resources Agency for capital improvements at Wrigley Greenbelt and Multi-Service Center, in an amount not to exceed $5,200,000. (District 7)
PD - ABC License - Tacomasa D3 Item #20 • File #23-0576 (Details, PDF)
Recommendation to receive and file the application of Tacomasa 1 LLC, dba Tacomasa, for an original application of an Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) license, at 4740 East 7th Street #130, submit a Public Notice of Protest to ABC, and direct City Manager to withdraw the protest if a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) or Conditional Use Permit Exemption (CUPEX) is granted. (District 3) Levine Act: Yes
PD - ABC License- Northern Café D3 Item #21 • File #23-0575 (Details, PDF)
Recommendation to receive and file the application of TCRY Incorporated, dba Northern Cafe, for an original application of an Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) license, at 4911 East 2nd Street, submit a Public Notice of Protest to ABC, and direct the City Manager to withdraw the protest if a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) or Conditional Use Permit Exemption (CUPEX) is granted. (District 3) Levine Act: Yes
DS - Noise Element Item # • File #23-0586 (Details, PDF)
Declare ordinance implementing associated amendments to the Noise Ordinance, Long Beach Municipal Code Chapter 8.80, read for the first time and laid over to the next regular meeting of the City Council. (Citywide)
CM - Ordinance Amending LBMC 5.92 Item #35 • File #23-0532 (Details, PDF)
Recommendation to declare ordinance amending the Long Beach Municipal Code by amending Chapter 5.92 to reinstate language related to the operation of adult-use dispensaries in mixed-used buildings in Downtown Long Beach, read and adopted as read. (Citywide)
FM - South Coast Fire Equip. for 10 Pierce Enforcer Triple Combination fire engine pumper trucks Item #28 • File #23-0571 (Details, PDF)
Recommendation to adopt Specifications No. RFP FS22-175 and award a contract to South Coast Fire Equipment, Inc., of Ontario, CA, for the purchase of nine Pierce Enforcer Triple Combination Fire Engine pumper trucks, and one Pierce Enforcer Triple Combination Rescue Engine pumper truck, with related equipment and accessories, in a total amount not to exceed $11,328,555; and, authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to enter into the contract, including any necessary subsequent amendments; and Authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute a lease-purchase agreement, and related financing documents, with Banc of America Public Capital Corp, of San Francisco, CA, for the financing of fire engine pumpers, payable over a 10-year period at an interest rate to be determined when the agreement is executed. (Citywide)
PRM - Great Scott for as-needed tree trimming Item #30 • File #23-0579 (Details, PDF)
- Parks, Recreation and Marine
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to amend Contract No. 35545 with Great Scott Tree Service, Inc., of Stanton, CA, for as-needed tree trimming and removal services, to increase the annual contract amount by $1,949,030 with a 15 percent contingency in the amount of $292,355, for a revised total annual contract amount not to exceed $3,211,410. (Citywide)
PW - As-Needed Architectural Services Item #34 • File #23-0583 (Details, PDF)
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to amend Contract No. 33926 with Architects McDonald, Soutar & Paz, Inc., of Long Beach, CA; Contract No. 33912 with Kardent, of Long Beach, CA; Contract No. 33913 with Mary McGrath Architects, of Oakland, CA; and Contract No. 33917 with Alomar Rania, dba RA-DA, of West Hollywood, CA, for as-needed architectural services, to extend the contract terms for an additional one-year period through July 19, 2024; Authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to amend Contract No. 33498 with Hirsch & Associates, Inc., of Anaheim, CA, and Contract No. 33504 with RJM Design Group, Inc., of San Juan Capistrano, CA, for as-needed landscape architectural services, to extend term the contract terms for an additional one-year period through August 1, 2024; Authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to amend Agreement No. 34375 with AKM Consulting Engineers, Inc., of Irvine, CA; Agreement No. 34376 with AndersonPenna Partners, Inc., of Newport Beach
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2023.05.28 03:32 jomama668 Foamy "pints" of beer
I wonder who can relate. When I went out to bars a back before the pandemic, and would get a pint of beer (I live in the US), it would always annoy me when they gave what many believe is a correct pour: an inch or so of foam on top of a pint glass that flairs up, so it's widest at the top. One day I filled one of those glasses to where the actual beer ends, and measured it, and it ended up being about 12 oz. So, when they pour like that, you're only actually getting 12 oz of beer, not 16 oz. Which means you're paying (these days in may cities) $7 or more (plus $1 extortion, which means a total of $8) for a 12 oz beer. Umm... no.
This came to really piss me off, and I started only going to places that poured a true pint, into those glasses that are maybe 20 oz, but with the line that shows 16, and it's their policy to actually pour 16 oz of beer.
I am sure that many people think I'm ridiculous complaining about something that seems trivial, but frugal is my middle name, and damn if this didn't bug the shit out of me!
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2023.05.28 03:30 LiseEclaire [Leveling up the World] - Academy Arc - Chapter 753
Out there - Patreon (for all those curious or wanting to support :)) At the Beginning
Adventure Arc - Arc 2
Wilderness Arc - Arc 3
Academy Arc - Arc 4
Previously on Leveling up the World…
Book 3 will be available on Kindle and Amazon in a week :D
“Are you sure this is fine?” the fury asked.
Eating in the open wasn’t something vaguely dangerous or controversial, but for someone who had spent the large part of the year in hiding, it felt like pushing her luck. It didn’t help that all the passersby were glancing in their direction. The curiosity of most was centered on Dallion—mages remained a rarity in Nerosal, even after all the turbulent events. Also, given his recent display, hiding his identity would have been a greater bother than revealing himself to the public. Archduke Lanitol wasn’t going to be particularly pleased, but Dallion didn’t give a damn.
“You’re safe,” Dallion said, finishing his snack. “The overseer’s keeping an eye on us.”
“Yeah, I noticed.”
Half a dozen city guards were scattered about the area, half of them in a not at all subtle fashion. In contrast the Mirror Pool had made a point to steer clear, just as they had promised.
“Everything is fine now, right?” Diroh frowned. “When you said that, you didn’t add you’d be using my money to get a bite.”
Dallion paused for a while, then tossed her his pouch. “Buy something with that.”
The fury opened it. Her eyes widened for a few seconds, after which she quickly closed it again. The point was well made. Slightly tempted, she moved the pouch about in the air, then placed it back on the table near to him.
“So, tell me how you’ve been.” Dallion made a sign for the food stall owner to bring more food. The man, who was a low-level awakened, quickly obliged. The fact that a mage was eating at his place was certain to boost profits for months to come.
“That again? There isn’t much to tell. While you’ve been having fun, I worked my ass off. Hannah’s nice and all, but you can’t get customers on looks alone.”
Sure you could, Dallion thought, but didn’t say it. Given Di’s standards, having the inn packed was probably regarded as a poor result.
“You’re learned a few new tricks, I saw. Both you and Skye.”
We’ve been practicing, the cloud fox said flying off Diroh and onto Dallion’s head.
Ruby didn’t seem to appreciate the effort, but remained stoically still and silent.
“I had to after the mess you put me in,” the girl replied.
Normally, Dallion would expect a pout or, at the very least, a frown. Instead, he got a smile. Life with Hannah had definitely polished Diroh’s character, even if he could feel the same rebellious streak emanating from her.
“I needed to level up just in case anyone came looking.” There was a slight pause.
“You can’t ask that.”
“You’re right,” Dallion said, taking a piece of fruit from the bowl that was just brought to the table. “I don’t have to. I can see your level and all your traits. I just want to know how you level up that much so fast.” He bit into the fruit. It tasted like lemon melon. “Did you use awakening shrines?”
“At first. Hannah told me to boost up as quickly as possible.” A wave of guilt came from the fury, but she refused to look away. “After that, it was easier.”
“Easier?” Dallion tried not to laugh.
Clearly, she’s a faster learner, the armadil shield said. That and she started with fewer flaws. Going through a lot of the issues early in life tend to make people resistant.
That was true, only up to a point. Diroh had a taste of hunter life well before Dallion. The trauma caused by the magic gem must have made an impact, though. Of course, there was one other possibility.
“Who taught you?” He went directly to the point. The lack of immediate response told him everything he had to know. “Adzorg,” he shook his head. “Did he give you an echo?”
“What does it matter?” The fury’s tone changed. Thanks to the sound canceling air currents she was maintaining, though, no one in the street even noticed. “I got help, and it was useful! Or did you expect me to wait till you got back so I could improve?”
“Something like that.” Dallion didn’t blink an eye. “The Academy will be a better place for you, especially now.”
“Seriously?” Diroh crossed her arms. “I spent weeks convincing Hannah that you weren’t some jerk that would appear and whisk me away, and what do you do ten minutes after we meet? Way to prove my point.”
“It’ll be safer there. The countess didn’t bother with you because she had her sights on other things. Now that the conflict is over, and you’ve leveled up so much, people will start noticing.”
“And that’s a bad thing? You didn’t seem to care when you worked at the inn.”
“I was an idiot.” Dallion didn’t raise his voice one iota, but the phrase had the same effect as if he’d shouted it out to the entire city. You don’t have to go through what I did, he wanted to add.
“March helped me,” Diroh said.
It was obvious she was lying. There were several ways Dallion could get to the answers. The Academy had provided him with both the tools and the knowledge. If he resorted to that, though, he’d lose one of the things he’d come for. It was a simple choice: Diroh or Adzorg. Neither option was guaranteed, but what was certain was that he couldn’t have both.
“Is she in the city?” he asked calmly.
“I don’t know. Maybe. There’s no reason or her—”
“Go to Hannah,” he didn’t let her finish. “I have a few things to finish, then I’ll come join you.”
“You’re impossible. You think you can just take me out of the city and drop me off somewhere like last time? You care more about your gear than you care about people! Picking them up, then tossing them aside as you go on your way.”
There it was—part of the fury he remembered. Unlike her sister, Diroh was really bad at hiding her emotions, even now. The only difference was that she did it in a slightly more polished manner.
“When you tried to spy on me, you made yourself known. Hiding at Hannah’s is no longer an option. You can try, but someone else will come to take you. The only choice you’re left with is do you want to go with me or with someone—”
There was a sudden gust of wind, after which Diroh’s seat was empty.
“—else.” Dallion finished.
You definitely haven’t lost your touch. The armadil shield sighed. Were you planning on being so bad?
“She’ll go back.” Dallion continued eating. “She knows she has no choice.” In a way, Dallion had made sure of that by returning to Nerosal. Hundreds of eyes were focused on him. One way or another, word of his actions would reach the appropriate ears.
No choice leaving the city, Vihrogon clarified. She doesn’t have to join you.
“No, she doesn’t.” Dallion finished the bowl. He was just about to leave when a small procession of clerics approached.
Dallion looked up at them, then shook his head. He didn’t expect they’d be the ones to show up. If anything, he expected the general to send one of his furies and remind Dallion of the debt he still owed. This changed his plans a little.
“The Seven be with you, Initiate,” one of the clerics greeted him. “The bishop has requested to see you.”
“The bishop?” Dallion remained seated. “Sounds important.”
On closer look, he saw that it was. Despite wearing the attire of simple temple clerics, everything, from their stance to their weathered skin, made it clear they had seen more than a few fights in the wilderness.
“Just a cordial invitation,” the woman continued. “You have his assurance that it wouldn’t take long.”
It never did.
“Alright.” Dallion stood up. “I’m long overdue on my chat with the Moons, anyway.”
The provocation was noticed, but not reacted on. To some degree, Dallion hoped that it would. That way, the local bishop would be on the defensive.
I’m being arrogant, Dallion thought.
One of the things his parents used to tell him back on earth was not to ruin everyone’s day just because he had a bad day of his own. It was easier said than done. When it came to it, Dallion had had a really crappy year. If Nil were around, he’d tell him that he had to stop pissing off people before he ran out of people to piss off. However, one of the advantages of being a mage was the ability to do so, and breaking the habit was getting difficult.
Walking along the familiar streets, the group of clerics escorted Dallion to the city’s main temple. It was bigger than he remembered, still surrounded by crowds of people. Regardless of what happened in the wide world, there would always be those who wished to obtain an awakened status or increase it.
Crowds meant nothing to Dallion, who was quietly escorted in through a side entrance. Most of the clerics remained outside, blocking the path should someone else try to squeeze in. That left Dallion with only two of the original procession.
“The Order has done quite well for itself here,” Dallion said, looking at the large statues that decorated the corridor.
“We’re only assisting with the transition until the new lord mayor takes his place.”
So, you know who it is as well, Dallion thought.
“The Seven look kindly on all those beneath them. We are only following their will.”
“And which of the three sides will you help the most?” Dallion asked. He didn’t get an answer.
Soon he arrived in a large antechamber. The rich decors were enough to make a minor noble envious. The amount of raw magic metals alone was enough to equip a squad of awakened in full sky silver armor. IF he had to guess the countess had been quite generous to the Order before her promotion.
“Please, wait here,” the cleric said. “The bishop will be with you shortly.”
Dallion nodded. It would have been nice if there was a marble bench or seat he could use. There was always the option to lean against one of the statues of the Moons, but he chose not to.
Sensing Dallion’s annoyance, Ruby flicked his wings.
“Easy, little buddy,” Dallion whispered. “We’re not here to break anything.” Gem, keep an eye on Di, he added mentally.
Yes, boss, the familiar replied.
With a yawn, Dallion made his way to the statue of Felygn. The sculptor had depicted the Moon in all its glory—a benevolent dryad surrounded by plants and animals. That tended to be the modern consensus regarding dryads and empaths. Of course, no one bothered to mention how devastating either could be.
Are you being cynical again? the armadil shield asked.
“Trying not to,” Dallion replied.
After a few more seconds, he moved to the statue of Astreza. The blue moon of awakening stood majestically in the center of the antechamber. As the Moon of Awakening, it was considered to be the center of the pantheon and first among the deities. It was also the Moon that had cursed Dallion.
“Still no chance you can tell me what I did wrong?” Dallion asked.
As expected, the statue didn’t answer. Dallion was just about to add that any hint would be appreciated when a deep blue glow appeared beneath his shirt. Considering the time and place, it was tempting to take this as a sign. However, Dallion’s experience as a mage told him it was something very different.
Quickly, he took a glowing artifact out from under his shirt. Within the blue glow was a single purple dot with three circles surrounding it. Dallion felt like laughing. He’d spent a large part of the last six months roaming the world and had barely come across anything magic related. Now, his vortex detector indicated that an active vortex had emerged beneath the very city.
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2023.05.28 03:16 MiserableFilm5321 Story of my past and current life.
I'm 19 years old female in Europe, a student from Vocational School. I live with my parents and I have a brother. My family knows about my mental illness, I have ADHD + Social Anxiety, as I was diagnosed with illness from my therapist. Diagosed ADHD as a child, and diagnosed (social) anxiety as a teenage.
Back in 2020, when I was 16 years old, I met a guy online, who's name was Adam and he was from Czech, he was same age as me. We were young, so of course we'd be reckless, too naive and lack of experience from relationships cuz it was both of our first relationship, as I've never had one before, neither did Adam. (we never got to meet in real life, sadly.)
We met through Steam and Instagram, when he added me as his friend and I accepted, because he seemed interesting person. We started talking a lot, turned out to have everyday talks between us because we found out how much we're alike and things we have in common. Shortly after being great friends with him, I started falling for him, but I kept the feelings to myself. Funnily enough, I started to thought he felt the same for me. I wasn't sure why, maybe because how his actions were and the way he talked with me. I let it slide for few more months before, I confessed, and he said he had mutual feelings towards me, and we made it official at 5 July, 2020.
Things seemed great and amazing at start, and I really loved him, but I became kinda obsessed with him as I started using phone too much during school and while hanging out with friends. He didn't mind because he was the same. Although, it really started to bother one of my friend, and she talked about it to me many times that Adam was no good for me. Obviously, I didn't believed her because I knew him and I thought my friend haven't gave him a chance to get to know him. Although, I felt bad enough and tried my best to keep the boundaries between Adam and I, which I think worked for a while until my mom started talking about my phone addiction because of him, which led both of us trying to be little more less active for each other. It was fine, for most parts. I guess we managed to get through this together at some point.
Fast forward to Autumn, around November, I got a text from Adam saying he didn't wanted to be in relationship with me because of our native language differences, which shocked me, because he never cared about it in the first place. I talk with him and tried to reasonable with him about things, but he disagreed, so we decided to be friends. It didn't last long though; He texted me few hours after our conversation, and sid he highly regretted it. The pressure he gets from parents was too much for him, and thought it'd be only way to "fix" things, but he changed his mind because he knew he wasn't happy without me. (one thing to mention, none of our both families supported our long distance relationship). We sorted it out and went back together, but that's where MY problems raised...
Shortly after events of "brokeup", around winter and spring I started to experience lot of anxiety and worriness because I was afraid. I was afraid he'd hurt me again, I started to get anxious and emotional more easily, because of my fear. My friends started to notice lot of changes in me; I was more emotional, I wasn't happy and most of time I was in my own mind, didn't wanted to do any activities with them anymore. One of them knew the problem, and she immediately told me that Adam really has bad effects on me and my mental health, which I didn't believed that first at all. I knew I was just hurt because of the breakup thing. Although, I started to get worse in school; so worse that I started to fall my grades, I couldn't focus, I started to avoid people, I developed small anxiety around people and didn't wanted to go outside and at some point, the nightmares from so called "trauma", my trust issues started, I got lot of doubts. My parents started to notice there's something wrong with me and took me to therapist. I'd say it did help, but not much, unfortunately. My relationship with Adam start struggling even more during these times, especially because of my own struggle to let go of the breakup, because of how (emotional) hurt I really was.
I'm going to skip whole summer, so fast forward to 2021 August where Adam told me he wanted me to keep him a promise. "Could you be more happy for me?" he asked. Of course I promised, because I loved him, and I knew he meant well. I tried to heal and tried to forget the whole thing. I'd say it really took 8-9 months for him to finally see how badly I was struggling, since he asked me if I could be 'happier' for him.
Fast forward to 2022 January to March. I slightly started to notice different behaviour from Adam, which i tried to talk with him about, most of times he really couldn't tell me and said to was 'nothing", I knew he was lying. Few days after his 18th birthday he said he didn't wanted to continue the relationship at all, telling me it wouldn't work out and broke up with me for real, saying he actually started to understand what's life actually like. I didn't wanted to lose him, so I tried to do everything I could to have him back. Of course, it hurt like hell, but I tried so many times. He refused and I tried to accept it, even though it was such a pain for me for so long, because I loved him. Few months past by and it was time to go to school, which was my graduation year, so I tired hard to focus on lessons, exams, etc. Though before I graduated school, I made a mistake that broke my friendship between my classmates and I. I let my anger out on them most of time because of my stress level was too high. So I ended up smoking because one of my other friend wanted me to, to relieve stress. I didn't wanted to, but did it for them anyway.
Summer to Autumn 2022 after graduating I didn't stay in touch with my classmates anymore, and on my 18th I stopped smoking and tried to move on with life and to heal from everything. Adam and I stayed in contact after everything we've been going through together, and especially I still cared so much about him. Still struggled so much with anxiety, though. I got to new school, but things weren't any better as my social anxiety was still my "best" friend during this. I lost control or had a breakdown multiple times, and my coping mechanism was mainly to sit on the phone, which caused problems to teachers a lot. I was quite harsh on them as well though, showing really no respect or doing something without their permission. I got along well with two friends of mine from my previous school, actually. They were the closest I had, along with my brother, during this time of school year. So, I spend most of my time with them.
January to February 2023 I started drinking alcohol, suddenly developed little addiction towards it, and that was the only thing I wanted to do everytime I had a breakdown, has thought of it, but didn't do, either cuz I didn't had money, or cuz of my parents. Hanging out with a friend of mine in a pub one day in the evening, I bought beer for me. I was really drunk that I barely could walk after one big glass of beer. So during our walk together, I fell down by accident because of how drunk I was, it was pretty funny for us for some reason. But, it become little serious after I noticed sirens behind my gate when I was home, and my brother said it was a police, which scared me, because I didn't wanted to have problems with cops after the pub drinks. So, after that day, I didn't wanted to drink any beer or anything related to alcohol. Although, there was a day I drink beer at school by "accident", and yelled at teacher, said really mean and nasty stuff to her, which believe me, the ending wasn't nice at all...
Another thing that happened around end of February this year, was that I met a guy, in real life, fell in love and started dating. Things were awesome until he broke one small promise, that changed my trust towards him, and I wasn't sure if I could've trust him again after that. Especially if I was still having contact with Adam after official breakup between me and him, the harder it really feels to trust, since the trauma I have from Adam.
May 2023 lately, I feel like I don't want to be in a relationship anymore with my boyfriend, who's name is Eric, because of myself, my past and it feels like it wouldn't work out, and I think I'd rather stay single. Though, he doesn't want me to leave him and is really afraid of that. I love him, but those few months been hard and I don't feel the same happiness I felt before anymore. And, I just don't feel like I want to be in relationship currently, but breaking up with him would cause damage to him, which is something I don't want.
Also, to be honest, I'm feeling really lost in life. Like, I have no interest, no hobbies, nothing. I mainly "exist" and do nothing but play games and try to pass time somehow, by doing nothing productive. Thought I want to, something seems to stop me, feeling unmotivated. I don't have any plans after ending school again, but my parents won't allow me to sit at home because it isn't normal, which I know it isn't, but there's no option for me anymore, as I don't see any of it, right now. I don't want to work a part-time job or a full-time job, that's for sure.
Other things I want to mention are: - my ex boyfriend, Adam, mainly asks for nudes - I feel really lack of support from my family in general. - I don't know what to do after school when dropping out, due no experience with works either, and the only thing that I really wanted was IT specialist, which I couldn't get, because of my math, which is pretty bad. - Social anxiety isn't so bad right now, but I don't want to take pills anymore, lost of interest for everything sometimes, and breakdowns; mostly triggered by trauma or memory of my ex/past.
I never felt so loved before, until Adam broke my heart to pieces, to the point I actually fell into dark hole for what feels like forever. Yes, I've had depression before, I don't think I have it anymore, but I guess I'll never know, cuz self diagnos is bad, that's what I know. I don't go to therapy anymore, to make things clear.
My life sucks, and it feels there's no way out at times. I don't want to be dramatic, but seriously, any advice would be much appreciated.
thank you, for whoever you are, for listening and reading my story. Really wanted to let that shit out of my chest as it feels there's none to talk to. Any support, advice (or even bit criticize) is appreciated. <3
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2023.05.28 03:12 NoGimmiesNL Why Fat Perez is the best YouTube golfer
We are lucky golf doesn’t have weight classes, because if it did, Fat Perez would be the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. Let’s take a step back, who is Fat Perez? Nick Stubbe aka Fat Perez is the most recent edition to the extremely popular YouTube channel Bob Does Sports. Peak covid, Bob Does Sports would host happy hours with their Patreon subscribers, little did they know what was about to transpire. Fat Perez came from the top ropes and knocked the socks off of everyone, he is the enigma. Now for the reasoning behind this bold title, one word, relatability. Fat Perez is the north star for a mid to high handicapper, he can show up to any course, any day, in any condition, and shoot give or take par. Okay so he can walk the walk but what makes him the best? Perez will maintain this high level of golf, while crushing 4 to 5 beers on the front and entertaining a mid round stogey. So you’re saying he’s a stick? and he can hang? There is no other YouTube personality like him, he is a guys guy, he is the random fourth you would only dream to get paired up with, he is, Fat Perez.
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2023.05.28 02:03 maker-127 alcohol?
so I had a beer yesterday and everything was fine. but today my hands feel weirdly numb. touching things dosen't feel right.
(I've only ever had a beer one time before)
is this related to me having PSSD at one point?
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2023.05.28 02:02 guru_zim Fujifilm gets govt. contract for iPSC cells 5/26
Induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) derived human neurons and astrocytes. (Brand-Name)
- Original Set Aside:
- Product Service Code: 6505 - DRUGS AND BIOLOGICALS
- NAICS Code:
- 325414 - Biological Product (except Diagnostic) Manufacturing
- Place of Performance:Rockville , MD 20850USA
(i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.
(ii) The solicitation number is 75N95023Q00352 and the solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). The anticipated award date is May 31, 2023.
This acquisition is for a commercial item or service and is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13—Simplified Acquisition Procedures; and FAR Part 12—Acquisition of Commercial Items, and is not expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold.
THIS IS A NON-COMPETITIVE (NOTICE OF INTENT) COMBINED SYNOPSIS SOLICITATION TO AWARD A CONTRACT OR PURCHASE ORDER WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR FULL OR OPEN COMPETITION (INCLUDING BRAND-NAME).
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Office of Acquisition (OA), on behalf of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), intends to negotiate and award a purchase order without providing for full and open competition (including brand-name) to FUJIFILM CELLULAR DYNAMICS, INC., 465 SCIENCE DR., MADISON, WI 53711, 608-310-5100 for Induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) derived human neurons and astrocytes.
This acquisition is conducted as non-competitive for a commercial item or service and is conducted pursuant to FAR 13.106-1(b)(1).
The rationale for the brand-name justification is based on vendor previous supply of iPSC derived human neurons and astrocytes. NCATS has extensively characterized them in current assay protocol with a robust HTS compatible neuronal spheroid model using iPSC derived neurons (glutamatergic, GABAergic, and dopaminergic) and iPSC derived astrocytes for robust cultures for investigating viral infection.
(iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) Number 2023-02, with effective date 03/16/2023.
(iv) The associated NAICS code is 325414 Biological Product (except Diagnostic) Manufacturing and the small business size standard is 1,000 employees. This requirement is not set-aside to small business.
(v) The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the nation’s leading medical research agency and the primary Federal agency whose mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability, conducting, supporting and making medical discoveries that improve people’s health and save lives.
NCATS is one of 27 Institutes and Centers at the NIH and its mission is to catalyze the generation of innovative methods and technologies that will enhance the development, testing and implementation of diagnostics and therapeutics across a wide range of human diseases and conditions.
The NCATS DPI plans and conducts collaborative research projects across the preclinical phases of the translational science spectrum, using both internal and contract resources to advance them.
The NCATS DPI ETB’s goal is to uncover new small molecule therapeutics and advance the process of therapeutic development through a model of collaborative research. For each collaboration, external disease experts team with the ETB’s drug discovery teams, who provide access to small molecule screening, medicinal chemistry and informatics expertise.
Moreover, NCATS has become a key partner in the Antiviral Program for Pandemics (APP), a multi-agency initiative that includes National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), to accelerate antiviral development through early discovery and preclinical development of safe and effective oral antivirals. The initial priority for the APP is to develop treatments for SARS-CoV-2 and other coronaviruses, with the program expanding to address other virus families with pandemic potential. NCATS will apply its proficiency in drug discovery and development and its cutting-edge technologies to fill critical needs of the APP, such as (i) target validation, (ii) high-throughput screening (HTS) for drug starting points, (iii) medicinal chemistry for lead optimization, and (iv) preclinical, investigational new drug (IND)-enabling development
The APP is tasked with identifying and developing antivirals for a variety of viruses of outbreak and pandemic potential, including a number of neurotrophic viruses (e.g. encephalitic bunyavirales viruses, flaviviruses, alphaviruses). NCATS has developed a robust HTS compatible neuronal spheroid model using iPSC derived neurons (glutamatergic, GABAergic, and dopaminergic) and iPSC derived astrocytes for robust cultures for investigating viral infection. NCATS has developed this model specifically using FujiFilm/CDI iPSC derived neurons and astrocytes.
Thus, NCATS DPI ETB requires Induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) human cell-derived differentiated cells for high-throughput screening (HTS) for fluorescent imaging plate reader (FLIPR) and functional screening as well as viral infections.
(vi) The Purchase Description (PD) with a description of the products to be acquired is included as an attachment to this Solicitation.
The Early Translation Branch (ETB), under the Division of Preclinical Innovation (DPI), within the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) seeks to purchase Induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) derived human neurons and astrocytes for high-throughput screening (HTS) for fluorescent imaging plate reader (FLIPR) and functional screening as well as viral infections for use in DPI- Antiviral Program for Pandemics (APP) Biology Antiviral Drug Development IDDA DPI (8051491).
(vii) The Government anticipates award of a firm fixed-price purchase order for this acquisition, and delivery shall be within thirty (30) days after receipt of order (ARO), FOB Destination to 9800 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD, 20850 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except on Federal Holidays).
(viii) The provision at FAR 52.252-1, Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998), applies to this acquisition. This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at these addresses: https://www.acquisition.gov/browse/index/far https://www.hhs.gov/grants/contracts/contract-policies-regulations/hhsaindex.html
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The following provisions apply to this acquisition and are incorporated by reference:
- FAR 52.204-7, System for Award Management (Oct 2018)
- FAR 52.204-16, Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (Aug 2020)
- FAR 52.211-6, Brand Name or Equal (Aug 1999)
- FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors—Commercial Products and Commercial Services (Nov 2021)
- FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications—Commercial Products and Commercial Services (Dec 2023)
- FAR 52.214-34 Submission of Offers in the English Language (Apr 1991)
- FAR 52.214-35 Submission of Offers in U.S. Currency (Apr 1991)
- FAR 52.225-25 Prohibition on Contracting With Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran—Representation and Certifications (Jun 2020)
- HHSAR 352.239-73, Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Notice (December 18, 2015)
The clause at FAR 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998), applies to this acquisition. This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at these addresses: https://www.acquisition.gov/browse/index/far https://www.hhs.gov/grants/contracts/contract-policies-regulations/hhsaindex.html
(End of clause)
The following clauses apply to this acquisition and are incorporated by reference:
- FAR 52.204-13, System for Award Management Maintenance (Oct 2018)
- FAR 52.204-18, Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance (Aug 2020)
- FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions—Commercial Products and Commercial Services (Dec 2022). Addendum to this FAR clause applies to this acquisition and is attached.
- FAR 52.225-2 Buy American Certificate (Oct 2022)
- FAR 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (Feb 2021)
- HHSAR 352.239-74, Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility (December 18, 2015)
The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition and are attached in full text. Offerors MUST complete
the provisions at 52.204-24 and 52.204-26 and submit completed copies as separate documents with their proposal.
- FAR 52.204-24 Representation Regarding Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment (Nov 2021)
- FAR 52.204-26 Covered Telecommunications Equipment or Services-Representation (Oct 2020)
- FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Products and Commercial Services (May 2022)
- Invoice and Payment Provisions with and without IPP (Mar 2023)
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2023.05.27 23:59 ShadowDragon88 I've Been Reincarnated as a Bunny Girl?! Ch. 4
YAY! Chapter 4 already done and ready for posting! WOOO! I really hope that you enjoy it, dear readers!
I've Been Reincarnated as a Bunny Girl?! (Chapter 4)
"I love when the merchant caravan comes to town!" Valay cheered from where he was sitting on Kiana's shoulders, making his soon-to-be sixteen-year-old big sister wince. At age nine, the twins were being accompanied by Kiana as they walked through main street in town. Twice a year the merchant caravan, often accompanied by adventurers or mercenaries as guards, came to Starlight Rose. Ever since the destruction of The Spire, the town had started to see more traffic as travelers no longer had to worry about traveling through the narrow gaps in the mountain range, past a source of evil. In the six years since its destruction, Starlight Rose had bloomed and doubled its population.
Walking past the stalls and the games, Kiana smiled, feeling a festive atmosphere. She looked down at Malay, who was wearing a seafoam green dress, the young wolbet not caring that it had been a hand-me-down from Kiana, and clutching a giant blue stuffed fox almost as big as she was. Kiana was wearing a bright yellow sundress, having stated that on such a warm day, it was the best option to help keep from getting overheated. Her mother and sister had both smiled knowingly, not the least bit tricked by Kiana's professions. Kiana would often just not think about it.
Valay, in contrast, was wearing a simple red shirt and brown shorts and some small stick-on bandages on his shins and knees. The young boy wolbet was holding a purple dragon plush. Kiana had won them from a game booth. It was the classic 'throw a ball at a stack of bottles to knock them over' game, and like a cliche, she had seen her little brother throw a ball, hit the stack in the dead center, and they didn't move an inch. That's when big sister had stepped in. Kiana looked back at the booth... or rather where it had been. The attendant was still standing there, staring in a daze, as only half of the structure still remained.
"I'm glad you two like it," Kiana said, picking her brother up off her shoulders and setting him down next to his twin. Mirabelle rubbed up against his leg, making him giggle. The tiny snake, that had been small enough to sit coiled comfortably in the palm of a younger Kiana's hand, was now the size of a Saint Barnard, and just as affectionate as one. The blue-green snake had a tendency to try and sneak food, mainly cookies, when she thought she could get away with it, and had developed quite the set of sad puppy eyes when caught.
"So Kiana," Malay asked, looking up with her forest green eyes, a twinkle in them, "gunna go meet with Davtio later?"
Kiana smiled and rolled her eyes. Malay loved asking Kiana about her love life, or rather lack thereof. The older girl reached over and ruffled her little sister's headfur.
"Davtio and I are just friends," she said, having the day before gone on a walk with the elf-boy from her graduating class, gently letting him down after he had made his courting intentions known. The day after Kiana's birthday, which would be two days after the biannual festival, she was going to be leaving Starlight Rose to become a traveling adventurer. Davtio, with his long and practically glowing golden locks and eyes the color of the deep blue sea, had been disappointed, but he understood.
Jorba the goblin boy, however, had been far less formal as well as far less respectful with his own declaration. Said green-skinned bat-eared boy had walked over to where Kiana was retying her new forest green boots and given her bottom a swat, just below her cotton tail, puffing out his chest and informing Kiana that he had decided she was the finest female in their age group in the town and therefore, will be his woman. Slowly, Kiana had straightened herself and turned around, her eyes glowing with a blue light. With a swipe of her legs and a downward punch, that Kiana had been careful not to be too hard with, she effectively punched the disgusting goblin, literally, into the ground. Still alive and not crippled, but definitely in a lot of pain.
"I know that he liiiiiikes you, though," Malay said, rocking back and forth on her heels, reaching down to stroke Mirabelle's head, making the large reptile loosely wrap herself around the young wolbet girl's ankles.
"I don't feel the same way and I told him as much, so we've agreed to remain friends," Kiana said, making her sister let out an exasperated sigh.
"GAH! That is so just like you, Kiki!" Malay said, using the name she and Valay had called Kiana shortly after they had first learned how to talk. "Someone likes you, but you're just happy being just friends!"
"Hey, friends are awesome to have," Kiana said, picking Malay up and setting her on her shoulders, taking Valay's hand/paw into her own. Malay just rolled her eyes and continued to hug her fox.
"So," Valay piped up, glad that the girls had quit talking about romance stuff, "whatcha gunna buy with the money you saved up?" Valay was speaking of the jingling pouch of coins on Kiana's hip. She had earned extra coin around town doing things like babysitting and helping Mr. Fresto build a new stone wall around his garden, and the like. Making deliveries for the new offta restaurant in town had been fun for the teen bunny, and not because offta was the name for what turned out to be pizza in this world either! Tapping into her powers, she was able to sprint all across town and even over to Lake Phantom and back, often in under a minute.
"Well, I've already bought a bunch of supplies and a pack for my journey," Kiana said, taking note of Valay's ears drooping a bit, as well as sensing that Malay's ears were probably doing the same.
"So... you really mean to leave?" Malay asked from Kiana's shoulders. Kiana smiled and rubbed her little sister's leg, before rubbing her little brother's head.
"Yeah, I really do. But like I've told papa... repeatedly, actually, I'll come back to visit a whole bunch! And I'll be able to tell you all some cool stories about my travels!" Kiana said, brightening their moods.
"Are you going to learn magic?" Malay asked. As the twins edged closer towards their tenth birthday, that meant that they were nearing when they'd be old enough to take an exam to determine their magical abilities. Malay had accidentally turned a handful of flowers to stone when she sneezed at age seven. She also accidentally set a patch of grass on fire just outside her bedroom window after a bad dream a couple months back. According to a very excited Felixin, these were signs that Malay had a high aptitude for magic, and might actually be a sorceress, someone born with raw magical power within them.
Felixin went on to explain that anyone, with study and practice and skill, could eventually learn to use magic, but people like that fell under the category of a wizard. He went on to explain that witches were similar to wizards, but were more like hippies out dancing in the woods. Sorcerers and sorceresses were born with raw magical power already in them, that as they grew older, they needed to learn how to control, lest it become dangerous to them and those around them.
Druids, he continued with his explanation, were similar to witches, but less studious and more concentrating on attuning themselves to the energies of the surrounding natural world. He also said they had a tendency to eat certain mushrooms and fungus that they claimed could open one's third eye, but her father dismissed that notion as them just being addled by the chemicals in said fungi. Clerics were also magical, but their magic derived from whichever god they'd devoted themselves to, much like paladins, but with more study and significantly less combat training.
Finally, there were warlocks. Felixin was not shy about making his feelings regarding warlocks known. Instead of taking the time to learn and practice and concentrate and actually earn their magical power, they were rare people who instead bound themselves to an entity of great magical power, often something very sinister. In exchange for this power, they would do their new master's bidding, oftentimes not even fully understanding why such entities would want such requests done. He even recounted one warlock whose only task was to go out on the road and find a specific boulder, and then move it three inches south. Said warlock just shrugged when asked why, and stated that it was the only task his master ever asked of him.
What Felixin apparently didn't know was that there was a final category. The monk. When the master dragon monk had come to evaluate Kiana, after he had recovered from his shock, he had explained that monks were ordinary people who trained both their minds and their bodies. They would learn to tap into their inner power, their ki, and harness it through their bodies. This was of course after years and years of training and meditation. Of the different kinds of monks, the dragon monks were the most powerful. Once they passed a certain threshold, they would become as powerful as a dragon; which kind of dragon depended on which advanced school of training they most identified with. According to the master, Kiana practically oozed the aura of a storm dragon, which was capable of moving as fast as lightning.
"Kiki!" Valay called, tugging on Kiana's hand. She shook herself and smiled down at the wolbet boy. Kiana looked up in time to see Mirabelle stealthily reaching up at a nearby picnic table where those sitting weren't paying any attention and was trying to drag a plate with an entire rotisserie chicken on it nearer to the edge. She snapped her finger, making Mirabelle recoil and slither right back over to her legs, making the sad eyes at her. Kiana ignored the big orange orbs with the black slits and returned her attention to her brother.
"Sorry, buddy, I guess I got lost in my memories there for a sec."
The boy rolled his eyes and pointed to a large red and white tent that covered a wide area. There were no walls, and plenty of people were milling about inside, looking at the various goods. What had caught Valay's eye were the weapons. Already the boy had begged their mother to teach him swordfighting and, only recently, Pumala had agreed. She took note of how quickly Valay had taken to practicing the basics every day after school, always starting back to stance one. Kiana was certain that he was going to grow up to be quite the fighter.
"Okay, let's take a look and see what they've got for sale," Kiana said, turning them to an opening, Mirabelle following close behind. Together they walked down the set up shelves and displays. Valay was entranced by the swords and daggers, especially the throwing knives and shurikens. Scratch that, Kiana thought to herself with a giggle as she set her little sister down to look at the magical staves, thinking about how much Valay loved hiding and planting stink bombs for pranks and using smoke bombs to make his escapes. He'll probably grow up to be a great ninja or something.
Keeping her younger siblings and Mirabelle in sight, Kiana started to look through the different weapons. There were plenty made from low-quality materials that would probably break upon the first real usage, including an ornate-looking gold sword encrusted with jewels. She stopped just past the flails and nunchucks, spying several different tetsubos. The tetsubo was a weapon of the ancient samurai, at least that was the case for her home world. They were long, thick wooden clubs, in this case as tall as Kiana was, so around five feet in length. Going down the sides of the weapons, stopping only at the ends at the tops and just before the handles at the bottoms, were rounded or spiked metal rivets.
She pushed past some ornately carved ones, and spotted what appeared to be a plain brown tetsubo. It was polished and its rivets were spiked and black. The handle was wrapped in a comfortable-feeling leather. Some instinct deep within her liked this weapon, it liked it very much. Carrying it with one hand, she approached a man wearing a lapis lazuli-colored turban, and some matching lapis with gold trim robes. His skin was a pitch-black, with a shock of long white hair, signifying that he was a dark elf.
"How much for the tetsubo?" Kiana asked, hearing Valay and Malay hurrying to her side. She could practically feel their wide eyes staring in wonder at the weapon.
The merchant smiled, his purple eyes twinkling. "So this is the weapon you have selected? Quite the interesting choice."
"Uh, thanks?" Kiana said, now looking the tetsubo over and wondering if it was cursed, or if the guy before her was going to turn out to be a demon or something and that every item in the shop was cursed in some karmic way like the old cliche.
"It is made from a healthy branch of steelwood. Note that I said made, and not carved. As exquisite as a weapon or armor made from carved steelwood is, it pales in comparison to one that is made with secret techniques to sing the form it was always supposed to be straight from the trees themselves. Doing so ensures that any weapon or armor crafted this way will never dull or break. And the price will, of course, reflect as much..."
"Ah," Kiana said, understanding what the merchant before her was getting at.
"That particular tetsubo I cannot part with for less than a platinum," he said.
"Sold," Kiana said, pulling open her pouch and jangling it as her hand disappeared inside. After a moment of her rooting around and sifting coins aside, she found what she was looking for. Out she pulled a single platinum coin. Her brother and sister, as well as the merchant, looked at Kiana in shock.
"Where'd you get a platinum piece?" Malay asked, watching transfixed as Kiana handed the coin over to the still stunned dark elf, who took it and slipped it into a pocket in his robes.
"I found it just outside of town, when I beat down a giant shambling plant creature-thing. I think it ate a traveling merchant or something, 'cause I found a pouch with ten of them in it," Kiana whispered with a wink. She looked up to see that the merchant had the coin back in his hands and was examining it with a jeweler's loupe, nodding in approval as he pocketed both and gave Kiana an award-winning smile.
"A happy transaction," he said, his voice much more jovial than it had been, "please, look around some more for any more weapons that might catch your eye. And please, remember to ask for F'nnickly the Weapon Merchant if ever you're in the cities of Thassles, Ghostflower, or Midnight Tree. I have shops in all of them!"
"I certainly will," Kiana said, meaning it. She imagined she would be seeing more of this F'nnickly on her travels. She then turned to her brother and sister and knelt down, while the merchant turned to address another customer. "Alright, you two, did you guys find anything you wanted? I'll buy it for you."
"But... your birthday money?" Valay asked, looking torn. Kiana gave him and then his twin a kiss on their foreheads.
"You're my cute little brother and sister. If I want to spend money on you guys, I will," she said with a warm smile that only grew wider at the sight of the two now sporting excited grins. They both ran off and started to look more earnestly at things that had caught their eyes.
"Papa probably won't be too happy with me buying them weapons, but I'm sure he and Mama will teach them how to be responsible with them," she thought. She was still crouched to the twins' level and was about to stand back up, when she spotted something else that caught her eye. It was a pair of seemingly plain polished brass knuckles lying inside a small glass display case on a shelf to her left. They looked to be made of a bright silvery metal. Opening the case and picking them up, they weighed next to nothing, but like the tetsubo, something about them called out to Kiana on a level she couldn't quite identify. Smiling, she stood up with them and tapped F'nnickly on his shoulder.
After learning that they were a pair of master-crafted mithril brass knuckles, Kiana bought them for five hundred gold, which was just half of another platinum piece, so she got some change to fill her coin pouch with. Valay was the first to return, carrying a set of shuriken that were enchanted to return to the thrower's hand with a snap of their fingers, a steel dagger, and a chain and sickle that F'nnickly identified as a kusarigama. Kiana had to stop Valay from spinning the weighted end as well as the sickle. Malay returned with a corkscrew oak carved staff that ended with a glowing purple jewel at the top, floating just above the tip. Right below it were human faces carved in, all with sinister-looking grins. It was a swamp dragon staff, meaning that it was great with poison, disease, and paralysis-related spells. With some practice, a dedicated magic user could use it to help with healing very nasty injuries and infections. Together, their purchases ended up costing Kiana another platinum piece plus another fifty gold.
Kiana smiled down at her beloved little brother and little sister, seeing their excitement as they marveled at their new equipment. Mirabelle, not understanding just why they were excited, was still wriggling happily nonetheless. Kiana looked around at her town, beyond the merchant booths and the games, looking at all the sights she had grown up again with, feeling a pang of sadness at knowing in two days, she was leaving. She saw all the familiar faces of her neighbors and friends and everyone else in this town she had grown to love. But it was time, and she knew it. And she had meant what she had said, she was going to visit often. Plus, she'd have Mirabelle with her, so she didn't expect she'd feel too homesick.
Two Days Later...
Kiana's travel pack was fully loaded with spare clothes, food, her mithril knuckles, a couple health potions (not that she was expecting to have to use them), a canteen of fresh water, some alchemical flameless torches, some books, other assorted supplies and, when she was certain no one was looking, Mr. Wolfy. She grabbed her tetsubo and looked at her bedroom, smiling at the bookshelf filled with all sorts of titles and books about faraway lands. Her bed was made, the soft pink comforter that made cold winter nights just so warm. Her closet that was closed, containing a bit fewer dresses than it did a couple days ago, with them safely packed away in her bag. Sighing, she exited.
She was wearing her forest green boots with gold trim up the laces. They matched her green and gold hot pants and matching halter top. Kiana hadn't been too sure about leaving her midriff open like this, exposing her grey back and white tummy, but she had to admit that she had a pretty decent range of movement. And besides, compared to some other female, and some male, adventurers out there wearing what were basically bikinis or lingerie, this was much less revealing.
Out in the living room, her family was waiting. Pumala stood there, holding Kiana's platinum star-shaped badge, signifying the girl was a registered adventurer. Valay had asked Kiana about the badge that had been hand-delivered by guildmaster Graval the day before, the human man wishing the new adventurer a happy birthday. Kiana had explained that she was now officially an adventurer, but a freelance adventurer. She then had to explain that the local guild was a branch of the international inter-adventurer guild association. For freelance adventurers, a platinum ranking was the highest ranking they could achieve. If they wished to rank higher, they needed to join an official guild, like Unicorn Riot or Phoenix Phist. Basically, the guild in their town was just for beginners. The bunny girl was considering joining a real guild, but wanted to first travel and do some missions, and then look in on the different guilds and find out which one she would be most comfortable with.
"Go out there and have an awesome adventure!" Valay said, his voice choking up a bit. He looked away and wiped his eyes before hugging Kiana.
"Yeah, and be sure to tell us all about the places you go and the things you do!" Malay said, her own eyes moist. Kiana felt the hot prickle of tears at the back of hers and furiously blinked them away as she returned their hugs.
"Count on it," she said with a smile. The two letting go, Pumala stepped forward and pinned the badge on Kiana's halter top, her own eyes misty.
"I'm so proud of you, honey-bunny," she said, now doing the hugging. Kiana hugged back, having to blink away some tears again.
"I love you, Mama," she said, being kissed on her forehead.
"I love you too, baby," Pumala said. The older bunny woman, who now had a slight baby bump again, stepped back as her large wolf-man husband strode forward. He tried to look stern, but the silent tears streaming down his face ruined the impression. He threw his arms around Kiana and wrapped her in a bone-crushing hug.
"Oh, my little princess is going awaaaaaaaaay!" he sobbed, much to everyone's collective embarrassment.
"I'll be back to visit, Papa," Kiana said, trying to gently pry his arms off.
"Be careful out there on the road, sweetie!" he sobbed again, his tail tucked between his legs.
"I will, Papa, I promise." Kiana smiled as he let go, and walked to the door. She turned and waved to her family, before turning back and opening the door. Just after she took her first step, she felt a jolt and something wrap around her right leg. Looking down, she saw her father, clinging to her leg like a toddler.
"Feli, let go of Kiana's leg right this instant!" Pumala called, while the twins, still saddened by their big sister's departure, shared a giggle at their father's antics.
"Never!" he called back, tightening his grip. Kiana rolled her eyes and smiled back at her mom.
"Don't worry, he'll fall off or I'll manage to shake him off before I get to the bridge," she said, starting to walk, albeit with an awkward gait. She whistled and Mirabelle, now sporting a new pink ribbon around her neck, came slithering after. Kiana's friends were near the gate for a send-off, which was made a little awkward by the still sobbing grown wolf clinging to the now mildly annoyed bunny girl's leg. She thanked them all and hugged each one, before stopping at the gate itself. She raised the leg her father was on, and began to shake. After a few moments, Felixin went flying and landed in the dirt with an 'OMPH!' Kiana waited as he got up and dusted himself off, wiping his face with the sleeve of his red robes, and walked over to her.
"I love you, Princess," he said, looking Kiana in the eyes and forcing a smile, "from the very day you were born, you were always my little princess, and it's just so hard to see you go. But please, know that I love you, and that not only am I already proud of what you've managed to accomplish, but that I know I'll be proud of the things you do out in the world."
Kiana, fresh tears of her own falling, pulled her Papa into one more hug, now the one making it a bone-crushing hug.
"I love you, Papa. I'm so lucky that I got to have you and Mama for parents. I'll be back before you know it," she said, wiping her own eyes. Felixin stepped back and continued to smile at his little girl. Kiana smiled back and, snapping her fingers to pull Mirabelle away from a gate guard's unattended bag lunch, the two set off, with Kiana turning back once to wave goodbye, before they finally crossed the bridge, and were on their way out into the wide world.
Species: Beasta (Rabbit-Kin)
Skills: Sibling Wrangler, Babysitter, Puppy-Dog Eyes, Master Martial Arts, Brawling, Heavy Weapon Proficiency, Sarcasm Mastery, Eyerolling Mastery, Beast Taming Level 3.
Class: (Official) Master-Level Dragon Monk: Storm Dragon School
Equipment: Adventurer's Pack, Steelwood Tetsubo, Mastercraft Mithril Knuckles (x2), Rope (25 Ft.), Canteen (Full), Road Rations, Spare Clothes, Bedroll, Health Potion (x2), Books (x3) Sniffle. And there you have it, folks! I loved writing about Starlight Rose, but now it's time for us, along with Kiana, to explore the wide world! Thanks for reading this new chapter, and be sure to consider leaving a comment or review.
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22' Dani Weatherholt (Angel City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
27' Goal! OL Reign 0, Angel City 1. Claire Emslie (Angel City) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right to the top right corner following a corner.
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59' Substitution, Angel City. Lily Nabet replaces Dani Weatherholt.
59' Substitution, Angel City. Clarisse Le Bihan replaces Jasmyne Spencer.
61' Clarisse Le Bihan (Angel City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
68' Substitution, OL Reign. Jordyn Huitema replaces Elyse Bennett.
69' Substitution, Angel City. Scarlett Camberos replaces Katie Johnson.
77' Substitution, OL Reign. Nikki Stanton replaces Bethany Balcer.
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81' Substitution, OL Reign. Olivia Van der Jagt replaces Veronica Latsko.
81' Substitution, OL Reign. Tziarra King replaces Megan Rapinoe.
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& # (Game Boy & Game Boy Color) They all have their screws, I just forgot to take a picture with the screws in. Reminder that sincere offers are welcome and encouraged.
- Pokemon Crystal version (boots, label is worn, board looks great, probably needs a new battery) - $90 shipped
- Pokemon Gold Version (boots, label is worn, board is in pretty decent condition, needs new battery) - $40 shipped
- Pokemon Silver version (boots, label is worn, board is okay but battery is corroding and needs replacing) - $30 shipped
(GBA) All sold for now
- MegaMan Star Force Leo (loose, missing sticker) - $40 shipped
- Final Fantasy III DS (loose) - $20 shipped
- Shovel Knight (loose) - $35 shipped
- Star Fox 64 3D dog tags - $25 shipped
- A Smashing Soundtrack - $15 shipped
- Zone of the Enders (Sealed, PAL) - $55 shipped
- Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner Special Edition (CIB, PAL) - $35 shipped
- Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax CIB+Soundtrack - $30 shipped
- Tales of Graces f (CIB) - $20 shipped
- Catherine Full Body Premium Edition (NIB) - $75 shipped
- Freedom Wars (CIB) - $20 shipped
- Freedom Wars (loose in generic gamestop case) - $18 shipped
- Halo 5 Guardians Limited Collector's Edition (game code has been redeemed) - $95 shipped
- Halo Reach Legendary Edition statue just the statue - $60 shipped
Posters & Display Cases
I would prefer to trade the posters for any past Metroid promotional material/store posters/displays, excluding Other M, Federation Force, or Dread. I am specifically looking for anything related to Fusion or Prime 2, but would also consider materials for Prime 1, Prime Hunters, or Zero Mission.
- Pokemon Sun Promotional Display Case (Sealed) - $35 shipped
- Pokemon Sun Promotional Display Case (opened) - $25 shipped
(exact dimensions available on request)
- Kingdom Hearts 3, 4ft+ tall store poster - $110 shipped (couldn't find any listings for this to base price on so feel free to throw out an offer)
- Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl display poster - $75 shipped
- Metroid Dread 4ft+ long fabric poster - $130 shipped
- Metroid Dread 4ft+ tall store display poster - $130 shipped
- Metroid Dread smaller display posters - $30 shipped each? Literally no one has these so I have no idea what is reasonable to charge for them.
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2023.05.27 19:54 Kaiser_Soze1984 Death Stranding & Metal Gear Solid Ruse
My point of view regarding Death Stranding:
From my perspective, Kojima is crafting an personal experience for players starting from Ground Zeroes.
The player plays PT during Christmas before TPP, as the door says, "It's a step to another reality," and if we consider the simulation system, Koppelthor Engine or (Fox Engine in this case) (written by Hideo Kojima) in MGS2, the step to another reality causes the universes to begin merging, eventually generating a new universe.
All of this takes into account that there is a ruse to generate the experience in players.
In Ground Zeroes, the simulation system receives a Trojan Virus (Skullface) - "The Trojan Horse is in" - which, after playing it, generates déjà vu and jamais vu, crashes, errors, etc. Coincidentally, in TPP, paranoia begins. The player wakes up in the MGS universe, and the system tries to make sense of what is happening, but gradually it gives way to fog, the inexplicable, real actors (Troy Baker) (Stefanie Joosten), etc., because the universes of the MGS FAN, Silent Hill, and Metal Gear Solid are merging.
Coincidentally, the plot uses programs (like the keymaker in The Matrix) Code Talker, Quiet, Skullface, whose time is unaffected and even retains the keys to Chico's cell in TPP (even 9 supposed years later), trying to maintain the simulation. The system generates completely implausible plots (like Skullface's past, which is an incredibly "deus ex machina" plot ).
Then we move to Survive, where the Silent Hill universe is more present, and from there, we jump to Death Stranding.
Death Stranding is literally the "Dark Distant Future" of video game players. And what do I mean by this?
Games always make us go from point A to point B, and along the way, they introduce enemies, bosses, plots, circuits. But the purpose is the same in almost all of them.
For the system, video game players are literal task deliverers. We don't socialize, so society doesn't exist. We have aphantophobia, going out from our room to perform each task, grabbing a Monster Energy Drink or a beer, in a world where we are neither truly alive nor dead (the video game). Based on this scheme, the system generates a plot using the Metal Gear Solid series' Concept.
- Former Foxhound agent who is deceived and forced into a rescue mission that ends up becoming a mission to save the world from an imminent massive attack.
- Former Bridges worker who is deceived and forced into a rescue mission that ends up becoming a mission to save the world from an imminent massive attack.
And at the same time, it generates an experience close to death: finding ourselves inside our own bodies, feeling like we're floating, having to go to our body to get up, etc., etc. (If you study cases of these experiences, you'll see that there are many related to Death Stranding).
In this case, the characters we encounter are people from our society transformed into programs, as if they were NPCs.
- The Musician
- The Film Director
- The Elder Man
- Cliff Hanger (responsible for maintaining tension on plot)
The names of all the characters are Program names, as if we were saying "Recycle Bin in Windows Systems"
In the simulation, we only receive orders through emails or transmissions; there are no direct contacts because it's a "World Covered in Cables," virtual.
During the final battle, Higgs, looking at the player, says, - "Lucky loser gets to put an end to this rinse-and-repeat bullshit once and for all" and tells the player, - "So, without BTS, without voidouts, without bullshit, "just and old fashioned battle against the final boss."
- ">another ending before the end<" It refers to the fact that we are in a video game and is aware that the plot is cyclic.
Thats why Kojima says to norman: "They´ll be you."
and now he wants to conect back to MGS and create an UROBOROS Videogame Franchise To endure over the times and be able to enrich oneself with spin-offs, remakes, etc., etc.
i Hope u Enjoy. Post in construction. https://twitter.com/KaiserGames1989
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2023.05.27 18:38 Judge_T An extremely unusual Lizards game with very interesting strategic implications
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Hey folks. I just had a league game with the Lizards that I thought was exceptionally interesting, as I approached this faction with an experimental and unorthodox strategy. While the game eventually came to a rather anticlimactic conclusion, the first half I think is still worth reporting, so I’m doing a write-up here.
This game was played with ADSET on the Lake Map. 4th seat chose Cats, 3rd chose Eyrie, 2nd chose Vagrant Vagabond, and I went Lizards. My five starting cards were 3 foxes, 1 bird and 1 mouse, which probably meant I should have chosen the other faction available to me (the Corvids), but looking at the clearing suit distribution I noticed a lot of free foxes and I saw the opportunity to try something different. Here’s the board at the end of setup, ready for me to take my first turn. https://preview.redd.it/wdtx1phmmf2b1.png?width=1920&format=png&auto=webp&s=6458acd9d2765ca2f1d0fd3a00afca0fdc701019
As you probably know, standard Lizard strat is to go for 2+2 gardens (2 per suit), which creates an engine with a base potential of 4 points per round. I wanted to go for an engine with 4 fox gardens, which has an engine with a lower potential (3 points per round), but also allowed me to create a very defensible position with some neat possibilities for dominance as well. Most importantly, I was interested in seeing how the dynamics of this faction would play out if the other card suits were left free to be used strategically, instead of being anchored to point scoring as they usually are. In fact, an example of these possibilities is visible as early as with this starting hand: having Propaganda Bureau as a realistic craftable would open up all sorts of tricky plays. (Reminder: prop bureau allows you to convert an enemy warrior for the price of one card in a matching clearing).
Although I had the option to build all 3 gardens from turn 1, I started out playing more cautiously (not least because I had a Charismatic Eyrie neighbour). I chose fox as an outcast suit and converted the cat warrior in the southwestern corner, then built only one fox garden and recruited twice in the southern fox, so I had at least 3 warriors in each clearing. Notice that I could have scored one of these cards on turn 1, but when playing Lizards (and pace Nevakanezah's Gittin Gud guide) I prefer not to score on the first turn, as a full hand is just so damn valuable. Here's the map at the end of my first turn, including the 2 new cards I drew. https://preview.redd.it/5861sipsnf2b1.png?width=1920&format=png&auto=webp&s=ddb5a53ce4a9c1b935da1593ccb9687a3da0d517
The Vagabond explored and found the hammer on turn 1 (lucky!), the birds started with Charismatic and placed a mouse card into move and a bird into build, and the cats went for a standard work-overwork-build while dropping a bird card to add a recruit to the mix.
For me, turn 2 was time to start scoring. I converted the cat in the southern fox to buff my defences there too, then built twice and scored one card for 3 points. I used my mouse card to recruit in the mouse clearing on the lake, to the irritation of the cats, but the vaga crossbowed that immediately on their turn. Finally I crafted Propaganda Bureau. It was a risky thing to do as that card was potentially worth 3 points, but I knew I'd be able to do quite a lot with it (especially as bird cards could be used for it, which meant they would always give me the equivalent of a free Convert Conspiracy at the price of a hated Outcast, as bird cards are worth 1 acolyte by themselves). This is the board at the end of my 2nd turn. As you can see I drew another fox, which was great. In case you're wondering, in this setup my odds of drawing a fox card are 7/16 per turn, so just a little under 50%, which is really important as my game very much depended on drawing foxes. https://preview.redd.it/pwurx4b3pf2b1.png?width=1920&format=png&auto=webp&s=2677f2830ec6d4c61d6c4049220feb574bfb9ce2
The vaga aided the cats and crossbowed me. The birds, having a move in mouse and little room to expand, attempted a daring play and went to build in the mouse clearing on the lake, right in the middle of the cat territory, who responded by attacking them there and being neutered by an ambush (after building an extra recruiter and recruiting, naturally).
For my own part, I had 2 mouse cards and Propaganda Bureau. I still saw the central mouse as my best option because of its triple build slot, but with the vagabond on hostile status and a crossbow feeding me no acolytes, putting warriors there just meant wasting them. So I converted an eyrie warrior in the western mouse instead, then recruited there, to begin getting a bit of military presence. Then I scored one fox card for 3 points and sacrificed for 1 acolyte. I drew cards and looky there, another fox! It was a coins card, and it's ironic that although I couldn't craft it for 3 points, it was worth exactly that much for me when scoring it. Here's the board at the end of that turn. https://preview.redd.it/gw02oc6mqf2b1.png?width=1920&format=png&auto=webp&s=f48f54dad5ab52a9b5250e53537ec821298c5582
The Eyrie saw that the weather forecast promised storms in the mouse clearing on the shore and packed up to go build in the south eastern bunny corner (good spot among other things for the raft). The cats then moved in force back into the mouse clearing and built there.
At this point of the game, I was fairly cruising. A hated mouse outcast allowed me to convert once then battle the Eyrie in the western mouse clearing and destroy a roost for a point, then score my fox for 3 points, putting me at 10 and in the lead. My 2 mouse cards + prop bureau allowed me to build a respectable force of 3 warriors in the central mouse, while my extra fox card allowed me to buff up my garden defence. This was all very nice, although this profusion of warriors on the board would ironically come back and bite me in the ass, as we will see. Here's the board at the end of my 4th turn. I drew another fox... and this time an ambush! But also a totally useless bunny card. https://preview.redd.it/0y51pi8nrf2b1.png?width=1920&format=png&auto=webp&s=ada53c54e1075e5a755cc80f26e88b16eb36a61f
The table was understandably growing concerned about me, and talk was rampant of how to take me down. However, the Vaga decided it was in their interest to put the Eyrie on hostile and thinned out their warriors in the south eastern bunny corner. The cats saw the route clear through there and decided to use one march move to take 3 warriors there, planning on moving them into my fox on the next turn (their other move they had to use to take warriors into the central mouse and get rule back where their sawmill was).
On my turn, I scored one fox card and used my prop bureau with my bunny card to take out one cat warrior from the south eastern corner, taking away their rule and complicating their move options. I used my two mouse cards to recruit in the central mouse clearing, as it was high time for me to start expanding in other suits as well, and that looked like the most solid option. If I managed to recruit enough to get rule, I could build a garden and then I'd even have permanent rule, which would give me the option to move out of there and crusade, and possibly move with the raft for extra cards. Here's the board at the end of my 5th turn. https://preview.redd.it/75nod18usf2b1.png?width=1920&format=png&auto=webp&s=9227d41b0d2eed85b04341d66910e5e9dd04aa43
I was in the lead with still one more fox card. This time, I failed to draw any, but I did have a ton of mice. Yet, if you look at the above picture, you can see where I went wrong in this strategy: my supply was reaching the limit, which is a huge problem for the Lizards as it blocks almost all of their options.
On the next turn, both birds and cats saw the need to stock up, the former by putting a 3rd bird card in recruit, notoriously a risky move with Charismatic, the latter by again placing more warriors in the central mouse (this would later prove to be a bad mistake - even though they got rule back where the sawmill was, they left the eastern bunny clearing defenceless and with 4 points in cardboard free for an opportunistic Eyrie to take). The birds also slapped around the vaga a fair bit and sent them to the forest.
On my turn, I could do precious little other than scoring my final fox card, getting up to 16, and recruiting 2 more warriors in the central mouse. I had more cards, but at 0 supply I was now royally screwed, particularly as I again drew no fox cards. Here's the board: https://preview.redd.it/57tzf7hztf2b1.png?width=1920&format=png&auto=webp&s=893a63bce0f95ddd5ff9f20962b8e35d17a00f7a
In spite of my clogged up engine, the game at this point was still relatively open and might have gone in some interesting directions (note that I drew Eyrie Emigre and was later able to craft it, which allowed me to use the raft and also to battle, bringing some warriors back in my supply), but this is where it all sort of went for a weird finale. The Eyrie attacked the cats in the eastern bunny for a cardboard bonanza which in combination with the roosts took them to 19 points, AND they crafted coffin makers. In spite of this big turn, the situation was still under control because they were going to turmoil for 7 points (!) on recruit on the next turn (they had only 4 warriors in supply and needed 6), but the vagabond inexplicably decided to attack them and give them their warriors back. Saved from a devastating turmoil, the Eyrie cruised from there to an easy win. Final state of the board a couple turns later: https://preview.redd.it/itcz0j9gvf2b1.png?width=1920&format=png&auto=webp&s=766076a4e2dd3d18ccfa24e4f408d80b109cba6f Conclusion
I very rarely deviate from the standard 2+2 lizard strat, but until that weird ending, this approach proved surprisingly functional throughout. The proximity of the 4 gardens to each other gave them an excellent defensive synergy - each one blocked access to the two others. The scoring held together surprisingly well. The 3-point engine was weaker than the standard 4-point one, true, but it was a lot more consistent than I expected, particularly as starting with 3 cards of the same suit allowed me to hedge the 9/16 risk per turn of not drawing foxes, in any case long enough to start setting up to get gardens elsewhere.
My mistake, however, was to overspread my warriors. I initially thought that recruiting in both of the mouse clearings would give me options to build and defend gardens in both, which would have been a sensible approach if in the meantime I'd been defending only one fox clearing. But as I already had a total of 13 warriors engaged in defence of my 3 fox clearings, spreading out so many extra forces saw me running out of supply in the mid game, and then I had no options for anything, not even getting new acolytes via bird cards. In retrospect, although there was no winning this particular game after the Vaga gave the Eyrie a free pass, if I had refrained from using a few of my cards on recruit and instead targeted only the central mouse clearing from the start, the overarching strategy could well have proved efficient.
In brief, this game gave me a glimpse into a way of playing the Lizards that I hadn't really explored before, and which turned out to be a lot more efficient than I thought going in (not to mention a ton of fun!). My clearings were consistently difficult to attack, and my options on how to use cards a lot wider, although the lower draw did make it difficult to influence my own Outcast (usually an important aspect of playing Lizards). With the right craftables, a judicious use of recruiting, and the appropriate distribution (or more aptly concentration) of suited clearings, it may well be possible to ditch the 2+2 strategy without making the Lizards any less efficient for that.
What do you think? Have you experimented with single-suit Lizard play before?
2023.05.27 18:37 Illustrious_Low_8440 Irish News today on Caldwell attempted murder.
2023.05.27 18:26 discreditcampaign917 May 27, 2023 Update
Over the past year and a half, following my complaint to the EEOC, I have continuously been subjected to harassment and retaliation by my former employer. The situation escalated when I came across an audiotape revealing the company's VP of Finance discussing financial fraud. I have attached my EEOC complaint and rebuttal to provide you with a better understanding of this situation. The company has embarked on a campaign of retaliation and attempts to cover up the truth. Recently, I discovered that my phone was under surveillance by private investigators hired by my previous employer, Socure Inc. As mentioned earlier, this harassment began at my local YMCA, where multiple individuals were instructed to participate in a planned campaign targeting me. Socure extended their actions beyond the YMCA by continuously tracking my cellphone's location wherever I went. Initially, I suspected I was being followed, but I later realized that my phone had been compromised. My messages and calls were being monitored, and even my home internet seemed to be tapped into. Furthermore, I have reason to believe that my bank transactions were being monitored as well. I am being targeted because I disclosed illegal activities involving the VP of Finance, which he was afraid to share. I’m one hundred percent certain that Socure hacked into my cellphone to eavesdrop on all conversations. Any and all things that I discuss with my wife would later be discussed amongst gym goers, at multiple Mosque, and random places I often visit. I have attached my EEOC compliant for further assessment of this situation.
The following individuals, whom I suspect were compensated, were involved in collecting information about me and fabricating false allegations:
* Sonia Atherly, the Director of the YMCA
* Stephin Roberts, a YMCA member who became a friend
* Ade A. (last name unknown), a YMCA member who became a friend
* Andre Nelson, a friend from Downtown YMCA Brooklyn whom I haven't spoken to in two years
* Austin Hill, a YMCA member who accompanied Andre Nelson
* Ethan, a YMCA member (last name unknown)
* Torell Taylor, a YMCA member
* Multiple neighbors: units 5A, 5F, and 2X PHE
* Serdar Cam, former neighbor and new neighbor at 322 Gates Ave
* Trevor (last name unknown), a YMCA member
* Justin (last name unknown), a YMCA member
* An unidentified female YMCA member who unexpectedly appeared at a restaurant where my wife and I were in Puerto Rico
* Gavin Tseng, a former friend who orchestrated a scheme involving real estate and a startup concept
Retaliations took place at the following locations:
* Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA: 1121 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
* Brooklyn Mosque Khalifa: 120 Madison St, Brooklyn, NY
* Islamic Mission of America/Dawood Mosque: 143 State St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
* Airport Travels: JFK AirTrain
* Puerto Rico Vacation: Hilton Hotel
* Trip to Milwaukee: Airbnb rental at 1028 East Juneau Avenue, Unit 416, Milwaukee, WI 53202
* Supermarket in Brooklyn: 1420 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11216
* Multiple Banking Institutions: Chase at 1380 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11216 & TD Bank at 957 Marcy Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
* Multiple NYC Train Platforms: Hoyt–Schermerhorn Streets station & 125th Street Station
* Apartment Building: 322 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Types of framing and allegations being built against me:
* Resume fraud
* Real estate fraud
* Influencing people to file lawsuits
* Influencing neighbors to complain
* False restaurant reporting
* False robbery attempt
* And more...
Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Director, Sonia Atherly - Staged Office Phone Video Recording:
Sonia Atherly, the director of the Bedstuy YMCA, participated in a retaliatory campaign. On September 29, 2022, she requested a meeting with me in her office. During our conversation, she pulled out her phone and began recording from her work monitor, alleging that a masked individual had entered the gym. She even asked me to view the video footage. While I complied, her phone continued recording, capturing my voice in the process. This action appears to be an attempt to counter the accusations made by the VP of Finance regarding fraudulent activities and manipulate my voice recordings to paint a negative picture of my behavior. In response to my concerns, the YMCA director provided the following reply: "Hi Lou. I believe that it was on Tuesday, and I was actually taking photos, so no, your voice would not have been captured in any way. To be clear, we do not record conversations at the Y in any way, shape, or form unless we have signed event waivers. I hope this clarifies the matter for you." On September 30, 2022, Sonia orchestrated an incident where the same individual showed up at the front desk as I was leaving, hoping to provoke a response from me and involve me in their investigation. For months, non-members of the YMCA were allowed to come into the facility and harass me while surveillance cameras were purposely turned off to destroy any possible evidence.
Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Program Coordinator, Jeff (Damian Best):
Upon my arrival at the basketball gym, Jeff, the program coordinator, and a parent with her child were already present. After requesting Jeff to wait a few more minutes, the parent engaged in a heated argument with him, demanding to know why her child couldn't participate since no one else was there. I reassured her that while I didn't mind, Jeff was responsible for setting the rules. She eventually left the gym in an angry state. Their intention was to have me report the incident to management and portray me as someone who constantly complains. On October 4, 2022, I sent an email to myself for record-keeping purposes.
Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Member, Ade (last name starting with "A"):
On Saturday, October 8, 2022, Ade and I agreed to meet for a late lunch at "The Green Place" in Brooklyn. I noticed that he kept referencing financial figures related to specific people he worked with. I suspect he has also been recruited to participate in Socure's retaliation against me. Their goal is to capture recordings of me to use them against me, claiming that I habitually record people. Ade also expressed dissatisfaction with the YMCA's adult open gym times during Saturday's basketball hours. He mentioned having discussed it with the front desk. On October 9, 2022, Ade sent me a screenshot of the YMCA's response to his request. It's important to note that I never made any complaints. As someone who lives near the YMCA and often wakes up early, I told him, "I don't want to play." Once again, Socure is attempting to build a case portraying me as someone who incessantly complains and records people to divert attention from their own misconduct. Multiple members were instructed to complain to me so that my name can be implicated. I believe that individuals are being compensated to assist them. In early May 2023, both Ade and Stephin Roberts repeatedly interrupted my workout in an attempt to initiate a conversation with me.
Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA member, Stephin Roberts - Staged information gathering:
Stephin Roberts, a fellow YMCA member, unexpectedly called me after we crossed paths at the gym, which was an unusual occurrence. We exchanged brief greetings, and I proceeded with my workout. I suspect that his intention in calling me was to record our conversation and use it against me, falsely claiming that I frequently record people, which is entirely untrue. Given that my cellphone was being tracked, it seemed that whenever I left my home, I would coincidentally encounter Mr. Roberts. He had been instructed to fabricate a false DUI incident to elicit personal information from me regarding a case on my record that had been expunged. During our conversation, I shared a past experience of mine involving a car accident I had when I was younger while dating someone, as well as my advice on expungement, recounting a personal incident that happened to me. At the time, I thought Mr. Roberts was a genuine person with good intentions. I believe Socure will be attempting to coordinate and get me arrested for theft or burglary based on the previous expunged records, trying to paint a negative image of who I am. I believe Stephin Roberts has been recording me as a tactic instructed by Socure's private investigator.
Friend from Downtown YMCA Brooklyn whom I haven't spoken with in two years, Andre Nelson at Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA:
I haven't had any communication with Andre Nelson for more than two years. However, he unexpectedly appeared at the gym I regularly attend on a Wednesday evening, despite it not being in close proximity to his residence. Subsequently, Mr. Nelson started frequenting the gym with his friend Austin Hill. Together, they began coordinating with YMCA members, informing them about my situation with Socure. Within one week, one of Austin Hill's Facebook friends reached out to me, mentioning a potential collaboration with someone they knew, namely Austin Hill. As I stated, I've never met Mr. Hill nor had any connection with people he knew outside of Mr. Nelson. When I encountered Mr. Hill during the following open gym session, he acted as though nothing had transpired, and I played along. Additionally, Austin requested certain documents from me for his business, but I never fulfilled his request. To confirm my suspicions that Austin was attempting to set me up, I orchestrated an event by telling him, "Yeah, man, girls don't care if you have a ring on. They will approach you. Come to this bar tonight." Upon my arrival at the bar a few minutes later, a woman wearing a wedding band tried to get my attention. However, I sensed that it was a staged occurrence. When Andre Nelson and Austin Hill arrived, they infiltrated the group of members, instructing them to provoke me during the basketball game while secretly recording my reactions. At one point, a member named Justin threw a water bottle, and the situation escalated.
Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA member, Trevor - Staged information gathering:
Trevor started asking and mentioning multiple work-related questions. On October 7, 2023, he mentioned having a quarterly review and asked for suggestions. Within weeks later, Trevor asked me if I knew any lawyers as he was dealing with a housemaid who was suing him. This same situation happened with more than two other members (Stephin Roberts, Kadeem Kirsten) in which they asked me attorney-related questions. I believe he was instructed to record our conversations.
Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA member, Torrell Taylor:
As previously mentioned, I believe that the YMCA's Director is monitoring my interactions with other gym members in order to collaborate with them. Their objective is to falsely claim that "Lou is influencing people to document incidents," all with the intention of tarnishing my reputation. Additionally, Socure allegedly requested Torrell to open a restaurant in downtown Brooklyn as part of their scheme to build a case against me. YMCA member Justin repeatedly approached me, informing me that Torrell had opened a restaurant with poor-quality food and suggested I visit. Upon receiving this information from Torrell himself, I decided to pay the restaurant a visit. However, Torrell was not present during my first visit. I attempted a second visit, only to discover that the restaurant was closed. When I texted Torrell to inquire about the closure, he responded that there had been an issue with the owner's licensing. It is apparent to me that this was a staged event orchestrated by Socure to fabricate a case against me by falsely claiming that I reported violations against Torrell's restaurant. As mentioned earlier, I strongly believe that my phone was being tracked, and it is possible that a separate line was used to make false reports under my information.
Furthermore, my emails were also subjected to hacking.
Wireless Earbuds Planned at the Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA open gym by Kadeem Kirsten - early 2022:
To ensure my privacy and personal space during the YMCA open gym sessions, I started choosing a spot away from others. I made sure to thoroughly clean the area where I sat, removing any bottles, wipes, or other items. After finishing my workout, I briefly went to the bathroom, and upon my return, I noticed a wireless earbud near the window close to my chair. I suspect that Khadim Kirsten intentionally placed the earbud there as he kept watching me closely. Mr. Kirsten also asked me for legal advice as well as a UX Designer, the same exact topic that Gavin Tseng asked me. Mr. Kirsten is one of those new members who never came to the YMCA. Upon rejecting Socure's settlement offer in January 2023, that's when all of these new members started coming to open basketball nights.
Mosque Khalifa on Bedford Ave: Sept 2, 2022, at 120 Madison St, Brooklyn, NY, United States, New York:
During the service at Mosque Khalifa on Bedford Ave, the preacher persistently addressed a specific topic related to my case. He made references to "a brother within this community, one of our own, who made a recording" in an apparent attempt to divert attention to the tape I had recorded. Following my complaint to the EEOC through email, the recording was promptly deleted on the same day, which I later submitted to the EEOC. I started attending Islamic Mission of America/Dawood Mosque at 143 State St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, and immediately, I was followed by an individual who repeatedly tried to have a conversation with me. I was also followed to a Mosque in Harlem, NY.
T-Mobile Visit Tracking / Unauthorized new number added at 574 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217:
Concerned about the security of my internet connection with Verizon, I visited T-Mobile to add a new line specifically for internet access. To my surprise, shortly after arriving at the store, a male approached the same register I was standing at and started asking questions. A few days after leaving the store, I discovered that a new phone line had been added to my T-Mobile account without my knowledge or consent. I promptly contacted T-Mobile customer service to inquire about the data usage associated with that particular number, but unfortunately, I did not receive the requested information. I believe Socure hacked my home network, such as my laptop, tablet, Television and home camera. For the past year and a half, Socure has managed to view all of my browsing history. I believe they kept contacting lawyers that I reached out to after every visit I made on their website to avoid me from being represented. In additional, after noticing that my email accounts were hacked, I wrote a statement indicating that my emails were hacked in which I got notarized at TD Bank.
Grocery Shopping Brooklyn:
During my visit to the local supermarket, I noticed several individuals following me closely, paying particular attention to the food items I was selecting and the card I used for payment. I believe I was being followed long before I started to notice.
* May 8, 2023, at 1420 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11216
* May 1, 2023, at 1420 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Online Job Targeting:
I have been repeatedly targeted for specific jobs and companies, which I believe are staged by Socure, just as they did by involving me in a company backed by their investors to stage multiple events against me while interfering with my employment. I was lured into Plural, formerly known as Civic Eagle, where multiple African American candidates who did not qualify were being hired without my knowledge. All whom I’ve never spoke with. I suspect that Socure somehow gained access to my T-Mobile account and requested my entire call history to monitor my communications. Furthermore, I believe that when I sought legal counsel after receiving the EEOC's authorization to file a lawsuit, Socure clandestinely intervened in my calls to every law firm I contacted.
Puerto Rico Vacation on Dec 23, 2022:
Upon our arrival at our room in Puerto Rico, we noticed a black male who entered a room adjacent to ours shortly after us. However, after a couple of days, we did not see him again.
During a visit to a restaurant in Puerto Rico, I recognized the hostess as the same woman I had encountered multiple times at the YMCA. She had her head covered with a white scarf. As I was seated facing the entrance, she deliberately made eye contact with me, seemingly aware that I recognized her. After finishing lunch, this same woman followed us to the waterfront and watched us closely.
Neighbor Tracking Movement at 322 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216:
Every time I left my building, I noticed a consistent pattern where the neighbor from 5F would coincidentally head towards the elevator, wait in the lobby, and enter the building exactly at the same time. This behavior raised suspicions and led me to believe that individuals from 5A were strategically positioned next door, potentially tapping our walls to eavesdrop on our conversations. The neighbor in 5A, whom I knew through the YMCA, repeatedly complained about the building while urging me to submit a work order. I also suspect that Socure assisted one of my former neighbors, Serdar Cam, in moving into the building after they discovered my text messages about potentially moving there. Immediately after moving in, Serdar started complaining as well. I believe Socure was involved in placing a previous female tenant in the building, who also complained to me on multiple occasions about the building.
Uber License Training:
Once again, Socure monitored the location of my phone and deployed individuals to the classroom where I was attending classes in Long Island City in early March 2023. After completing the classes, I became too afraid of potentially facing false rider allegations.
New Open Gym Invitation by Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA member Ethan, Andre Nelson was present on March 2, 2023, at 300 Adelphi, Brooklyn, NY 11205:
Ethan, a fellow YMCA member, invited me to join him at a nearby gym. To my surprise, Andre Nelson was also in attendance. While playing on the court, I noticed one of the players guarding me had a conspicuous microphone attached to them, and an Asian woman diligently captured footage from different angles with a video camera. I believe they were recording my voice and actions on the court. Additionally, it seems that after complaining about what happened at the YMCA, members are being instructed to engage me outside the YMCA to diffuse the situation. This incident further raised my suspicion that our apartment might be under surveillance, as I had previously mentioned Andre Nelson's presence at the open gym to my wife. Moreover, during the open run, I noticed the unexpected presence of multiple YMCA members from the Downtown Brooklyn location, whom I hadn't encountered in the past four years. I firmly believe that Andre Nelson orchestrated their participation and that they were strategically placed as collaborators by Socure.
New Gym Invites
After fully understanding that I knew about all of the plans in place at the YMCA, with the help of the YMCA Director, Sonia Atherly, multiple members were told to invite me to other gyms to built a campaign of “ this is Lou everywhere he goes”. Over six plus individuals were asked to invite me to new open gyms and men’s league to play in. This is all to avoid further problems at the gym.
Real Estate / Startup Venture Inquiry by Gavin Tseng:
Due to ongoing targeting, I decided to distance myself from everyone for months. However, my friend Gavin Tseng, whom I knew while living in Downtown Brooklyn, repeatedly invited me to his upstate home and wanted me to see properties he was interested in purchasing. It was quite unusual that Mr. Tseng would frequently text me, asking about my availability on specific days. I suspect that Mr. Tseng was recording our conversations during the trips and multiple phone calls, where he sought my help with UX Designing for his apartment rental car service. I believe Socure conducted research on my past work history, including my involvement in a Delegate campaign in Maryland for a real estate professional. I suspect that Socure fabricated false accusations against this individual and used my information to create misleading claims, leveraging my network and devices.
Subways / Stores Staged Evidence Building:
Regardless of the subway station I find myself in, I consistently experience being followed by random individuals who are instructed to approach me closely while holding their cellphones up to my face and posing questions. On multiple occasions, I recall three females approaching me seeking guidance regarding subway directions, and I willingly offered my assistance. However, I have recently become aware that individuals, including camera operators, have been capturing these interactions on film as part of what appears to be a deliberate campaign to discredit me.
March 28, 2023 - Travel to Milwaukee:
While traveling to Milwaukee for a getaway from my wife after several disputes, I noticed that I was being followed at the airport. The surveillance continued throughout my stay at the Airbnb located at 1028 East Juneau Avenue, Unit 416, Milwaukee, WI 53202, from March 28, 2023, to April 11, 2023. I also experienced being followed at the Hertz car rental at 804 Vel R. Phillips Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203, on April 6, 2023, and at the Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlet at 11211 120th Ave, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158, on the same day.
April 12, 2023 - Returning back from Milwaukee:
Immediately after arriving back in New York City from my two-week vacation, at around 3:45 pm ET, just two minutes after landing, I received a text message from a YMCA member whom I hadn't communicated with in over three weeks. The message mentioned something along the lines of "See you tonight," which I promptly deleted. This unmistakable occurrence served as a clear indication that my phone was under surveillance and being tracked.
April 21, 2023 & May 7, 2023 - Vitamin Shoppe at 12 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217:
As I entered the Vitamin Shoppe in Downtown Brooklyn on Atlantic Ave, I noticed that I was being followed. While at the checkout counter, an African American gentleman positioned himself next to me, seemingly eavesdropping on my account information and the items I was purchasing. I strongly suspect that a similar incident occurred during my previous visit on April 21, 2023, although I was not actively observing at that time.
On May 6, 2023, between 11:30 am - 12:45 pm - JFK AirTrain:
Once again, I became aware that my phone was being tracked. I accompanied my wife to the airport as she was departing for Milwaukee. Upon arriving at the station, an assertive African American woman in her late 30s hurriedly approached us, despite the presence of multiple station operators. She aggressively stopped us and began asking for directions. Sensing something amiss, I promptly distanced myself from the situation while my wife attempted to assist her with the directions.
Friday, May 11, 2023 at Costco Eyewear at 517 E 117th St, New York, NY 10035: While I was sharing my information, a woman in her late 50s approached the counter and closely observed my personal details. I have come to believe that Socure has someone at Chase informing them of my location whenever I use my Chase bank card. The day before, I made purchases with my Chase card at Costco.
Friday, May 11, 2023 at Costco at 517 E 117th St, New York, NY 10035: While conversing with a product representative at Costco, a young female employee in her late teens or early twenties approached with an older Senegalese gentleman in his late 60s. The gentleman sought assistance with a product due to his limited English proficiency. As he showed me his phone up close, I noticed someone recording our interaction from a distance. Once again, I felt as though I was being followed. It seems that a private investigator was aware of my recent purchase of fish oil at Vitamin Shoppe on May 7, 2023, as well as my pursuit of becoming a personal trainer. They orchestrated the scenario with the gentleman asking me specific questions about fish oil. It's worth noting that the material I was studying for personal training explicitly states that trainers should not recommend any medication to individuals.
Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Hoyt Station in Brooklyn: Once more, I found myself being followed into the train station. While I was waiting there, a woman approached me once again, seeking directions. Without hesitation, I gestured towards someone else nearby and firmly replied, "No, ask her." Interestingly, there was a man across the platform holding two cameras, capturing the entire interaction between us. Following the unsuccessful attempt, the woman conversed with the man briefly before they both boarded the train.
Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Bedford and Quincy in Brooklyn: As I neared my apartment building, I noticed two cameramen once again attempting to record me. Sensing their presence and their intention to cross the street, I quickly changed course and crossed over to the other side, putting some distance between us.
Saturday, May 13, 2023 - TD Bank at 957 Marcy Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216: While I was withdrawing cash from the ATM, a white male in his late 20s, accompanied by a dog, was recording me from outside. I also believe Socure did some digging into all of my transactions at my local banks, such as Chase and TD Bank.
Saturday, May 13, 2023 - Credit Card information altered: When I logged into my Discover Credit Card account, I observed that my information had been modified.
Monday, May 14, 2023 - Best Buy Brooklyn at 625 Atlantic Ave Ste A7, Brooklyn, NY 11217: Upon reaching the printing department at 12:14 pm ET, I was harassed by an African American woman in her late 60s. I ignored her and left through the opposite side, but she continued to follow me and tried to engage in a conversation.
Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at Target 517 E 117th St Suite 201, New York, NY 10035, at 10:46 am ET: Upon realizing that I was aware of the cover-up occurring, where individuals were tailing me and inquiring with their phones in hand, Socure strategically positioned an African gentleman near the entrance of the targeted bathroom. They had been closely observing my actions. Remarkably, this man was dressed identically to me during the incident that unfolded on Friday, May 11, 2023
While waiting in line, I believe a Senegalese couple were instructed to chat about illegal activities intentionally while I was behind them and they absurdly moved to another line.
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 - Cohen’s Fashion Optical at 86 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027: While retrieving my reading glasses from Costco, I discovered that the prescription was stronger than what was indicated in the eye examination. The lenses ended up negatively impacting my vision. I requested to review the physician's notes from the exam, but despite waiting for over 30 minutes, they were unable to provide any documentation as the physician was acting very strange. Instead, they gave me evasive responses, leading me to ultimately leave without a resolution.
May 18, 2023 - Chase Bank at 1380 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11216 @ 12 PM ET: Around 12 PM ET on May 18, 2023, at Chase Bank on Fulton Ave in Brooklyn, I experienced another incident I believe involves Socure. An individual was sent to tail me, and it began at TD Bank where this person approached the teller in an ostentatious manner, loudly expressing their intentions. I suspect this encounter was being recorded in an attempt to frame a robbery on me. It seems that Socure is continuously monitoring my activities, possibly as a diversion from the fact that their former CFO was untrustworthy. Regardless of where I go, I am constantly being followed, with new tactics being devised every time I step outside my home.
I’m writing to put a stop to this targeting and ongoing harassment.
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2023.05.27 17:49 InformalCookie8680 Irish News today on Caldwell attempted murder.
2023.05.27 17:46 OooohMylanta The Galaxy's Least Awful Model : Week Five Panel!
| || |GLAM! The GLAM moodles’ pagers are really pushing it to the limit for acceptable vibration levels, and everyone is like wtf is with these pagers and then Bella reveals that she hacked into all of them when she was bored over the last two weeks and turned up the buzz for shits and giggles and orgasms. Gigi is the most grossed out about this and threatens to call Yolanda, so Bella dumps a vat of cocktail sauce on Gigi’s weave, which is arguably worse than dumping beer on someone’s weave, and they proceed to slap each other, which makes Marlon giggle uncontrollably. submitted by OooohMylanta to NextTopModelPhotos [link] [comments]
For you see, Bella, that sneaky sneakerson, attempted to sabotage him by assigning him Nicki Minaj as his Diva, and now he has an Official Revenge Boner, the side effect of which is uncontrollable giggling. It’s a scientific fact.
The GLAM moodles come upon a clearing, and to their surprise, there is ANOTHER fish buffet there! But the majority of the moodles are already totally full of fish from the FIRST seafood buffet, and Karlie, who spent all this time and effort catching and cooking the fish, can see it on their faces that they are no longer hungry. And that makes her very sad. Lennon is like hey girl don’t worry I haven’t had any fish yet! And he and Agyness take some bites but really it’s all very gross.
Everyone is like hmmm why is the narrator so obsessed with fish? Cycle One had a whole thing about Whitney’s WWBM power making smell fishy, and now it’s seafood buffets, and I swear I have a normal relationship with fish. VERY VERY NORMAL.
Danielle comes out from the lone tent, looking literally months older than she did at the last panel, and this is when they all realized they cannot stop the Wheel of Time, even if all the producers realize halfway through that it’s not really a great idea to make it into a movie or a show or whatever. Wait what are we talking about?
Hello everyone! It’s been way too long! Fortunately, in the time that has elapsed since last we saw each other, Karlie had lots of opportunity to catch fish, and Soo Joo has honed her Llama tracking skills, which I assure you will be used to advance the plot of this story at some point if I remember it.
I missed you all terribly, like a mother misses her children but then remembers how much work they are as soon as she sees them again. So basically I want to feed you, get you cleaned up and then send you on your way so I can enjoy my “me time.”
Speaking of “me time,” this week was Diva Week, which excites me tremendously! I know Lisa was giving me shit for assigning you all specific divas, but as you know, GLAM has suffered some this cycle, and I really needed you all to step it up. I forget whether or not you actually did step it up, and when I called Channing Tatum to ask him if HE knew whether or not you stepped it up, he hung up on me.
Before I forget any more of what is actually happening, let’s just do this call out order! It’s not going to get any easier, that’s for sure!
Bella, come on down!!!
Well look at you Miss Thing! We already knew your body is too bootylicious for us, babe, but now you are really cementing yourself as the TRUE Queen B. How about that? To be fair, your take on Beyonce was actually second, but your Double FCO Bonus shot you right up to the top! Who did you overtake? Well….
Marlon - OMG MARLON.
How will you ever forgive Bella for all her shenanigans? Not only did she say oooh f*ck Marlon let’s have him do Nicki Minaj, but then she STEALS your FCO when you NAIL Nicki???? Either way, congratulations for defying all expectations and showing us your versatility or whatever.
Sakura - J Lo
WISHES she looked this good. You are ooooooooozing high end J Lo vibes and I will continue to compliment you so that you do not claw my eyes out with your talons.
What a fabulous take on Dolly Parton! Everybody loves Dolly, and it turns out that everyone loves you too! Except for Bella! And maybe Yolanda but we don’t talk about that shhhh.
Agyness - Ella Fitzgerald
never had a bum crack so fabulous, and I know this for an absolute fact.
When asked once who her favorite singer is, Aretha Franklin replied, “Me.” True story. Lookin’ good and spiritual and stuff!
Karlie is sad that you merely portrayed Taylor but didn’t actually bring Taylor with you because they are quirky besties who are so relatable! Haha! This is a cute photo for real.
At first I thought how is our stoner Brit going to portray America’s Queen of Melancholy, but your dealer must have run out of the goods because you’re doing melancholy quite well too! Look at you go.
You’re in a recording studio! Barbara Streisand also did stuff in recording studios! Streisand was a hard one, and you got it! Love your hair, let’s be real.
I only just noticed how see through your glove is.
Will Anna and Adriana please step forward?
I am getting shades of Pokemon from this shot, and while it’s true that Lady Gaga is basically a Pokemon, this particular take didn’t fully resonate with voters.
Adriana - Adriana
oh no! How are you landing in the Bottom 2 in both games??? I thought you did Shania well, but apparently all voters see when they think about you and anything country is Slick DenimTM. Will you ever rise above the meme?
Who will be continuing on with our journey?
Your Gaga was just enough to get you through, but we want to see you really excel next week. Or don’t! You just do you, and please say “Hi” to your mom for me.
ADRIANA OH NO!!!
If someone had told me that I was going to emerge from this tent only to have to double boot you, I would have stayed in the tent for the rest of my life to avoid this terrible fate. You’d better make up for it by being the double comeback I swear to dog. SADNESS!!!
Adriana is very sad, like super sad, and so she goes to cheer herself up by doing some light mechanical bull riding at the nearest country bar.
But before she can leave the camp, everyone who partook in the seafood buffet starts just like hurling up storms of shrimp, and she remembers that she was the only one who didn’t gorge on Short Jan Sliver’s. And then she is really super cheered up! Hooray! She chucks a handful of spare breath mints at them all and says, “GOODBYE BITCHES,” as Coco levitates down inexplicably from the sky and carries her off to somewhere with caviar and air conditioning.
2023.05.27 17:26 Youngstown_Mafia Roster Leak update (leaker r/DrLove2k2 Claims Screenshot coming Monday)
Shang Tsung (Pre)
Summit Tomoe (Female traditional Samurai)
Cyrax (2 forms like MK9)
Sonya (Much older)
Saibot (Just Saibot)
Sektor (2 forms like MK9)
Jackson Briggs (Kharacter select name)
Sareena (unlockable) Smoke (2 forms like Cyrax & Sektor)
Ton Rai Cho (Related to Bo, scrapped idea from MKX)
Finish him/her Fatality --"> Stage fatality ..B...Y-- ..LT...-- ..U....Y
Derek, Ed, Tyler, Dan, Paulo, John V, Brian, Stephanie, Dominic, Steve, Tonie, Hector, & Mike will all have interactable NPC Kameo's inside a mode where you traverse a very large land scape vith towns, that have multiple different portals konnecting, leading to other very large area's The revamped fighting system for MK1"will be a Deadly alliance / Deception fighting system. 2 fighting styles per character (Some have weapons attached to them) these fighting styles each come with 2-3 exclusives moves (seperate from normal specials) that can be meter burned into combo wise.This is all still without the Kameo interaction (Very long kombo's) Edit: To owners of this Reddit, 've got 2 more very large pieces of info (non story related) I will post them eventually, I will not be revealing my source, if this is reason enough to ban, please do so.
Edit 2: Character select screenshot Monday 29th.
Edit 3: I had some dm's. This thread was created for Kharacters that HAVENT been seen yet.Summer Game Fest "Gameplay reveal / Demonstration And/ Or future Kombat Kasts. They will of course show ALL of the characters we have seen in the first 'Mortal Kombat 1 CGI reveal" trailer
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