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I am 33 years old make ~$750,000 (pre-tax), live in Canada and work as a subspecialist physician.

*** Apologies for the late diary entry! I ended up working quite late today***

Section One: Assets and Debt

Retirement Balance: These were at $0 in July 2019; I only started saving once I finished my fellowship and started working as a staff doc. I manage my own investments through an online brokerage.

- RRSP: $94,000

- TFSA: $55,000

- Investment account: $152,000

Equity: none

HISA balance: $50,000 (saving for a mortgage)

Checking account balance: $10,000

Credit card debt: 0

Student loan debt: -$154,000. The interest rate for all medical student LOCs from major banks is prime-0.25%. It was 1.70% the last I checked. My debt is down from -$275,000 since July 2019. However, I’m also anticipating paying taxes from this account.

Current net worth pre-tax payment: +207,000

IF YOU COMBINE FINANCES WITH A S/O PLEASE INCLUDE ALL OF THEIR ASSETS / DEBT AS WELL

Section Two: Income

Income Progression: This is my first year as a full-time subspecialist in this field of medicine. I completed 4 years of medical school, 5 years of residency, and then a 1-year fellowship then started working pretty much right away. We get paid as residents/fellows but substantially less than as staff physicians, so the progression from each year is estimated as follows (gross income, likely a bit less as these numbers were updated for 2019 residents):

- $55,000

- $61,000

- $66,600

- $71,700

- $77,000

- $82,500

- $750,000 < -- this year

Prior to med school, I started “working” at the age of 10 delivering newspapers, followed by various jobs waiting tables and retail at the mall before heading into university and doing more research-related positions.

Main Job Monthly Take Home:

~$31,000 (this is the approximate take-home amount I got from plugging in my gross income into a tax calculator as it’s not deducted from my pay cheques, and this is my first year paying big taxes so it’s all new for me)

- This accounts for tax, disability insurance, and malpractice insurance.

- My husband is building his new business currently and has not made any income in the last several months, so I’m currently the breadwinner. We made the decision that I would support us upon finishing my fellowship so he could pursue work that’s financially riskier but also more meaningful to him. This was a mutually agreed upon decision since he was the breadwinner through my undergrad and medical schooling.

Section Three: Expenses

Rent

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Knowing that Canada's MPs are whipped to vote along party lines 99% of the time, who ultimately decides how a party votes?

I'm basing this off this data: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/breaking-rank-how-often-do-mps-vote-against-their-own-party/article8141646/

It is extremely rare for an MP to vote differently from the rest of the party - Your MP could be swapped with another random member of the party and you'd never know the difference looking at their voting record.

So knowing this, who is deciding how they vote? I've talked to different people and received many different answers - Some have said it is ultimately up to the party leader, others have said they don't hold that much power and it is a broader system of consensus. And if it's the latter, how does that consensus work? Does it involve the input of the MPs, or cabinet members? Is there an internal vote to decide how the party should vote on certain bills? Or are we effectively ruled by a single person in a majority government?

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Jeopardy! Hockey Edition (Canada Day Special)

Good morning, hockey pals, and welcome to a special Canada Day edition of hockey Jeopardy! Mr. Trebek is a proud, vengeful Canadian who will whip anyone who disparages our great nation!

To celebrate, our host is awarding mini-Stanley Cups for correct responses in today's category.

Remember the rules: No Daily Doubles (one correct response per contestant!), No Goggles (traduction: SVP ne pas de Bing!), and Always Answer in the Form of a Question.

Are you ready, Johnny? Let's do this.


The category: AT THE HUNDREDTH MERIDIAN

$500: He won two Stanley Cups while actively serving as a Liberal MP. EDIT: u/StatGAF goes top corner!

$400: Born and raised in Edmonton, this 5-time Stanley Cup champion became a prominent physician and philanthropist. EDIT: Induct u/Adam2102!

$300: After this Liberal MP (and Hall-of-Famer) lost a bid for party leadership, some pundits blamed his weak French and ponderous speeches. EDIT: u/frost_biten and u/ImthaDatsyukian buzz in at pretty much the same time... they can split it.

$200: He was offered the post of Governor General of Canada but declined because he wanted to spend more time with his family. EDIT: u/kmad is dignified!

$100: This Hall-of-Famer was born in Belleville, Ontario but won a Olympic silver medal with Team USA in 2002. EDIT: u/MOLightningBro opens the scoring!


See you on the weekend when we resume our regularly scheduled Corona™ sponsored Jeopardy season! Past episodes are streaming here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 [12](https://www.r

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I’m Jaime Harrison, the "Democratic Challenger" to Sen. Lindsey Graham in South Carolina. I’m running for Senate to bring hope back to the working families of SC and to #SendLindseyHome. AMA!

Follow us here: Twitter Facebook Instagram

Hey Reddit, thanks for having me!

I grew up in Orangeburg, SC. I was the son of a single mom and learned to read from comic books. My grandparents helped raise me. They didn’t have a lot, but they taught me the important stuff: that hard work and character, matter.

I earned a scholarship to Yale University, and eventually Georgetown Law. I came back to South Carolina to teach 9th grade social studies before I went to work for Congressman Jim Clyburn. During my time in his office, I was the first African-American Executive Director of the House Democratic Caucus and Floor Manager for the House Majority Whip, which Rep. Clyburn became when the Democrats took control of the House in 2006.

I served as the first African-American Chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party before deciding to run for Senate. My most important job, though, is that I’m now raising my two boys with my wife, Marie, in Columbia, SC.

The American Dream is alive and well for some, but not all Americans. Here in South Carolina, rural hospitals are closing, schools are underfunded, roads are crumbling, and our coasts are threatened by offshore drilling. We need a Senator who’s fighting to improve the lives of South Carolinians rather than focusing on interests in Washington D.C.

I’m running for Senate to fight for opportunity for all South Carolinians. I know that when your community needs help, political party affiliations don’t matter.

Ask me anything about my campaign, how Lindsey Graham has forgotten the people of South Carolina and our country, or baking (one of my favorite hobbies, especially during quarantine)! I'll be on around 3 PM EST to answer your questions.

Proof: https://i.redd.it/36idpf4877051.jpg

EDIT: This was a lot of fun, y’all! Thanks for the great questions. Definitely follow us on social media and check out our website to sign up for updates on the race - jaimeharrison.com. I truly believe that we not only have a shot at this, but that we are going to beat Lindsey and bring back common sense and decency to the Senate. Have a great day and a great Memorial Day weekend, y’all! Live long and prosper!

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Report finds MPs vote with own party 99.6 per cent of the time, warns of unhealthy partisanship - It said the level of party loyalty in Canada is “extreme” when compared with the British Parliament, where MPs are “notably more rebellious.” theglobeandmail.com/polit…
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Rising Conservative MP makes controversial comments on British Empire

It was only a few days ago that TheNovaRoman was being touted by The Spectator as an upcoming Conservative Party MP, however, just a few brief days after that glowing interview I am certain that their reputation in Conservative HQ has changed for the worse.

In a response to a poster released by Solidarity that contained a map of the territories held by the British Empire, TheNovaRoman listed a series of territories that they would’ve liked to be retained which included Malta, Hong Kong, Newfoundland and Rhodesia.

It is particularly striking for a multitude of reasons, firstly as Malta is an independent state that has a right to be angered over an MP questioning their continued independence, and secondly as it includes Newfoundland and Hong Kong, now Newfoundland is an integral part of Canada and Hong Kong is a Special Autonomous Region as per the Sino-British Joint Declaration and while I understand the government has taken a tougher line on China I doubt that they want to be accused of trying to undermine the Joint Declaration or annoy our friends in Canada.

I am also left with a sour taste in my mouth after reading the section on Rhodesia, now to those that know a bit about the British Empire and decolonisation will understand that Rhodesia was a nation that fought to enforce apartheid during their existence and it was an all round awful racist regime.

Rhodesia collapsed, however, that hadn’t stopped it from being utilised by individuals that harken back to times of Empire wistfully remembering when present day Zimbabwe was the breadbasket of Africa and ignoring the suffering endured by a large portion of the population.

It is utterly unacceptable that a Conservative MP would make such glowing references to Empire including one of a racist state like Rhodesia, and I hope that the Leader of the Conservative Party does the honourable thing and removes the whip from them.

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Housewife highlights/Daily shit talk - September 27th, 2020
  • Caitlyn Jenner and Sophia Hutchins in talks to join RHOBH (TMZ exclusive) "Sophia Hutchins and Caitlyn Jenner have signaled publicly how much they want to be part of 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'... and now we're told they're actively trying to make it happen. Sources close to the gal pals tell TMZ... Sophia recently sat down for dinner with former Housewives' castmate Eileen Davidson, and they talked about the show and the possibility of Sophia filling a vacancy. We're told they also chatted about Eileen's experience on the show and Sophia got enough good feedback that she decided 'RHOBH' was something she wanted to do. Our sources say Sophia's camp reached out to production and the sides have been talking about the possibility of her joining the show, possibly as a main cast member... and Sophia's roommate Caitlyn would also make appearances. Sophia seems like a good fit... she knows Lisa Rinna socially, and Caitlyn knows Harry Hamlin... so it could be organic for them to come aboard. We got Sophia outside Craig's in West Hollywood and she was coy about joining the show, but our sources say Caitlyn advised Sophia to pursue a spot and wants to be a "friend of the show" herself. As you know, Sophia and Caitlyn live out in Malibu, but that wouldn't be unprecedented on 'RHOBH'... a lot of the housewives have lived in the 'Bu, including Denise Richards. We broke the story... Kathy Hilton is also in talks to become a series regular, but hasn't pulled the trigger on Bravo's offer. As for Sophia and Caitlyn, our sources say nothing has been signed but they are hoping to snag spots."
  • NeNe Leakes Says She Was Forced Out Of ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ (ET Canada) "During her announcement, things appeared to be civil, but in a Twitter exchange where a fan suggested that Leakes be given the “spinoff [she] deserves”, Leakes claimed that Bravo “don’t think I deserve to work at all in any compactly.” Another fan responded, “it sound like they forced you out” which Leakes said, “the definitely did.” And in another Tweet Nene said: @Andy said he respected Teddi for telling the truth about her exit. Well I can't wait to tell my truth, I hope I get just as much respect." (Queens of Bravo Twitter
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Canada’s political parties are exempt from privacy laws. Let’s make privacy an election issue. rabble.ca/columnists/2018…
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[SELL/SWAP: US TO ANYWHERE] Huge list with 40 free items with purchase and prices dropped - La mer, pat mcgrath, hourglass, tom ford, kevyn aucoin, dior, ysl, becca, tarte, melt, MAC, nars, guerlain, by terry, haircare (Ouai, Living Proof, Briogeo) and more!

Lots of gently used and new items looking for a good home! Please ask if you're unsure about usage. I try to list usage for everything, including new items. Items are in order of verification photos in each section.

Smoke-free and pet-free home - items will come sanitized! Minimum $5 purchase please. Shipping starts at $3 within the US. I do ship internationally - please let me know your address so I can get an estimate. Please note that shipping to Canada starts at $11 since USPS rates have gone up.

EVERYTHING MUST GO, SO MAKE AN OFFER!!

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  • Korres Zea Mays Powder Blush Orange - 44 - 95%+ - $5
  • Illamasqua Blush Duo - Katie + Ambition - 90%+ - $5
  • Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten Tropic Hues - Swatched - $7
  • MAC Powder Blush - Overdyed Satin - 98%+ - $5
  • MAC Sunday Afternoon Face Powder - Usage shown - FREE WITH PURCHASE
  • Mark. Havana Sol Cheek Magnet Hook Up Blush-Bronzer Sun and Sand - NEW in box - $1
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  • Jeffree Star 24 Karat Skin Frost Pro Palette - Swatched - $22
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How Whipped is our Parliament? What Percentage of Votes Fall Along Party Lines?

Last session was a whopping 1% of votes against party lines. Even now it's big news for a member to go against the whip. No wonder there's no electoral reform. We might as well send 3 representatives instead of 350 for what we get. How's that for value?

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OBLIGATORY FILLER MATERIAL WITH UPDATES AND SOMETHING NEW…

That reminds me of a story. NOW WITH 6-9-20 UPDATE! (SCROLL DOWN)

Dr. Jake and I were sitting in the Gold on 27 Bar of the Dubai Burj al Arab Hotel, in the air-conditioned patio section, of course, drinking Singapore Slings with mescal on the side, with full pint Victoria Bitter beer chasers, hiding from the brutish realities of this intensely foul year, two thousand and twenty, CE.

As Esme and her friend from Canada who now lives and teaches in Dubai who was Jake’s betrothed were out shopping now that the quarantine been lifted some.

I was thinking back over the year:

Lawsuits; bloody lawsuits in the Middle East.

The Cheap Mexican Beer Virus.

D. Sc.

Throbbing tantalum implants.

Best fucking Korea.

Multiple sclerosis diagnosis.

Getting shipfaced in India.

Run-ins with international security types.

Porch pirates.

Stuck in Dubai.

Waiting…interminable waiting.

Yeah, the year has pretty much sucked. There were moments, but overall…

But, there might be some news as the idiocy and overreaction to a virus that has killed well under 0.005% of the total world’s population wanes.

In the States, however, it’s been shoved off the front page by something even more insidious and idiotic. However, I will reserve comment for I feel this is not the appropriate forum.

People can be such assholes at times…

Be that as it may, I do have some news: I have recently taken possession of six new fingers.

Yep. That’s right, two full pairs. Makes for a nice hand.

Let me explain…

I am the grumbling lab rat for a certain unnamed, but very famous, Japanese electronics and games manufacturing company’s research and development laboratory. Since I have tolerated my tantalum implants fairly well, and save for the throbbing when they’re cold, warm, chilly, tepid, hot, or freezing; that is, they are slightly temperature sensitive, I persevere. So much so, in fact, that I was measured up for a proprietary try-out of their new, ‘secret’, and exclusive digital technology.

And by ‘digital’, I really mean fingers. I could not be more literal.

And you guys are the first to hear about it. I’m under orders to remain vague, but since I have to train the new buggers, what better than whip up ‘a nother Rocnkocker entur?’

That last bit was without my going back and correcting the new guy’s donations.

Anyways.

They are two sets of dilithium-ion powered (each contains two separate power cells, so technically, they are ‘dilithium’) robotic left-hand index-throug

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Type me!

• How old are you? What's your gender? Give us a general description of yourself.

Okay. So, I am seventeen years old, male, turning eighteen in December. I am around five feet and nine inches tall, blonde with short hair, green eyes, caucasian, and walking a thin line between thin and toned. I like to wear loud clothes: Hawaiian shirts and english laundry, put-together jeans on a white v-neck, bomber jacket with aviators. I like to make statements, even if they are bonkers.

• Is there a medical diagnosis that may impact your mental stability somehow?

To my knowledge, I do not have any medical diagnoses that affect my mental stability.

• Describe your upbringing. Did it have any kind of religious or structured influence? How did you respond to it?

I was raised by two married parents. My mother, an immigrant from England, was born to an impoverished London family and an abusive mother. Against the odds, she clawed her way out of that situation and qualified as a lawyer. After a family tragedy, she left England to travel all over Africa and Australia. At the end of it, she met my father on Valentine's Day, and moved to Canada. My father is a traditional Canadian, in a sense. He has a big personality, and is incredibly assertive and sporty, yet nerdy with a surreal sense of humour. He was in the film industry, but now is an Elementary school teacher.

I also have an older brother. He is studying astrophysics, and has some sort of issue. Call it a mix of depression, social anxiety, and narcissism. He just does not understand doing things for others just because, and though he does care about others, he is incapable of saying sorry, and solely focuses on ONE instance of him doing wrong, unable to see a pattern. He also does not see the purpose of going outside, dressing nice, cleaning up, etc. He is hopelessly cynical, nihilistic, and critical of others and everything. I think that because of his behaviours, and my parents, who are atheistic (though my mother is more spiritual), I strive to be more active in interacting with others and doing something. If I ever feel like I am being lazy or an asshole, I worry that I am becoming my brother.

• What do you do as a job or as a career (if you have one)? Do you like it? Why or why not?

Currently, I work at an upscale independent restaurant. I started off as a dishboy at fourteen, but I was friendly, a good worker, and not particularly ugly, so I asked to work in the front. I have been with thes

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AITA for making my Neighbours uninstall their basketball hoop and yelling at them?

Hey all! 23M from Canada here. So like many of you, I’ve been spending a LOT of time at home the last half year or so. I rent a single suite above the garage of a house that a larger family owns. They have several pre pubescent children who hang out with other kids around the neighborhood (I would guess usually around 10 kids total). These kids are almost never supervised (even when there are 2-3 toddlers outside playing) and rarely go a full minute without screaming or shrieking.

So several months ago, these kids began congregating right outside the garage (directly under my main window in front of the living room which I usually keep open) to ride their bikes, scream, and play cricket which I usually take no objection to. However, they have on several occasions ding dong ditched my doorbell causing me to run outside and yell at them to fuck off amongst other obscenities. About a month ago they bought a portable basketball hoop and I’m a nice guy so even though they pissed me off in the past I even helped a couple of them with their shot.

Now one week ago they switched that basketball hoop to install a backboard/net combo which they drilled in directly underneath my window. Every time they take a shot, the impact reverberates through my entire living room (which I’m almost always in unless I’m outside exercising, I don’t leave the house that much these days). Not to mention when their ball gets stuck in the rafters and they whip their other balls against my window to try and get it loose. I politely asked them to take it off because it’s disturbing me and their grandfather started arguing with me. I told Him it was technically on my property and I didn’t want it there. He argues further and I invited him upstairs so he could see for himself just how annoying it would be. He continued arguing with me still and I told him either he removes it or I’m going to myself, he agreed begrudgingly. Today I wake up to an eviction warning email from my landlord stating that I was displaying aggressive behavior towards Neighbour hood children (the ding dong ditch incident I assume) and they apparently made up a few other lies such as playing loud music until 4am (absolute bs), yelling (I do practice singing but it’s nothing close to a yell and in my own house I might add) and drinking/having parties (I actually quit alcohol since lockdown and only occasionally have friends over for a joint). I’m wake of this I went to the family and spoke with their dad who told me

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What I mean when I say I'm a "centrist" Democrat.

I originally wrote this for /r/Neoliberal, but I figured there's a fair amount of overlap in that venn diagram, so you guys might like it too!


So there's a lot of talk on social media, and especially on reddit, about what centrism means, and most people seem to interpret it as "split the difference," so a centrist might find themselves thinking something like this: "On the one hand this mother wants me to cut the bably in half, and this other mother wants the baby to remain whole, so clearly the fair, just, and equitable (and therefore best) solution is to give one quarter of the baby to one mother, and three quarters of the baby to the other mother, this way both sides walk away with something and everyone is happy." And that's a misunderstanding that I can understand, especially on the present timeline, but unfortunately that misunderstanding also makes political discourse a little difficult when someone is speaking from a faulty premise. If someone thinks that's what centrism is then I completely understand them and their homies hating centrism.

I'd like to discuss what I mean by centrism, which is not cutting off baby legs (unless the baby has committed some egregious leg crime), I like to think of it differently. A centrist has a problem, so they look to their left for the solution that progressives are proposing, then they look to their right and see what solutions the conservatives are proposing, and either choose the best of the two, or, as is much more common, take the good bits from one plan, mix it with the good bits from the other plan, and come up with a better, more comprehensive solution than either one of them on their own. Because ideally a centrist would pick the best, or best-fit, solution to the problems they're facing, they tend to do it without regard to partisan ideology. In theory a centrist shouldn't find themselves saying "Well I identify as a progressive more, so I'm picking the progressive solution," instead they'll weigh the pros and the cons, the costs and the benefits, the evidence and the theory, and choose a policy not based on political identity, but on how effective the plan is likely to be.

This is where we run into a problem in the United States: The American conservative party, the Republican party, doesn't have any solutions, they don't have any regard for evidence, most of the time the left and the right can't even agree on what constitutes objective reality, and conservative "principles" ar

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6th. Parl | House Vote | M-4

ORDER!

The following motion will now be voted on.

M-4: Motion of No Confidence in the Government of Canada

If you are a party whip or are otherwise authorized to whip votes, and you have permission from the Community Administrator or Head Moderator to cast a vote on behalf of your entire caucus in respect of [confidence matters], you may invoke Standing Order 17 (2) by adding (S17) to your vote as follows and providing a link to that permission:

(confidence matter): (Vote) (S17)

If your party whip has invoked Standing Order 17 (2), and you wish to vote contrary to the vote cast by your party whip in respect of [confidence matters], you must request permission from the Community Administrator or Head Moderator and provide a link to that permission in your vote.

Please vote using this template:

M-4: Yea/Nay/Abstain

Veuillez voter avec cette formulaire :

M-4: Oui/Non/Abstention 

The vote will end on May 26th at 2 PM Eastern.

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[Sunday Swap][US to US/Int'l] [Sell/Swap] Lots of new stuff! Alkemia, Arcana, BPAL, Solstice Scents, Ten Three Labs. 1692 hair oil decants; luau party hair oil bnnu $8, garden party whipped soap for trade. Free sniffies w/purchase and more!

Everything will most likely go out on Monday, latest Wednesday. Shipping is $3 flat ($6.80 if you want priority flat rate - I have pfre and small flat rate box) in US and $10 (will quote if heavier) to Canada. Will get quote for int'l from usps. This is my first time trying to ship internationally other than Canada. I will use click n ship to get an accurate quote. I'm trying this international thing on a trial run. If it's successful, I will continue shipping internationally. For all packages: I am not responsible for anything after I drop it off at the post office.

Paypal f&f preferred or buyer covers fees. Fees can be calculated here. Don't PM me first. Comment and try not to edit so I can honor timestamps. Try to meet $5 minimum, but it's not necessary.

Selling has priority over swaps because I really need the money, but if no one buys it, I will gladly swap :)

Pictures available on request.

Deals:

  • Hair oil decants are only $1 this week! Only 5 left, first come first serve

  • Free sniffies: 1 for >=$5, 2 for >=$10, 3 for >=$15, 4 for >=$20, etc. *while supplies last. sniffies are as listed. if you do not indicate which you would like, I will assume you do not want any free

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Survey Results

Hello everyone,

I had posted a survey last Sunday, and I'm here to present the results! There was a total of 125 responses, and I was quite surprised by how everyone voted.

Anyway, let's take a look at the results. First, some Charts.

And now the answers to each question:

FAVORITE ALBUM

13: 35 votes

Modern Life is Rubbish: 30

Blur: 21

Parklife: 14

The Great Escape: 12

Think Tank: 7

The Magic Whip: 4

Leisure: 1

FAVORITE SINGLE

BEETLEBUM: 20

Coffee & TV, For Tomorrow: 17

The Universal: 11

Out of Time: 8

Girls & Boys: 6

Charmless Man, Chemical World, End of a Century, No Distance Left to Run, To the End, Under the Westway: 4

Popscene: 3

Bang, Country House, Fool's Day, Good Song, Music is My Radar, Parklife, There's no other way: 2

On your Own, The Puritan, Song 2, Stereotypes, Sunday Sunday, Tender: 1

Favorite song from each album that wasn't a single

LEISURE

SING: 46

Repetition: 15

Wear me down: 14

Fool: 7

Bad Day: 5

Birthday, Come Together, High Cool, Slow Down: 2

*She's so High also had 5 votes, and There's no other way had 3, and Bang 1 despite being singles. Inertia had 1 vote.

MODERN LIFE IS RUBBISH

BLUE JEANS: 27

Advert: 16

Star Shaped: 13

Oily Water: 12

Colin Zeal, Miss America, Villa Rosie: 6

Coping: 4

Intermission: 3

Pressure on Julian, Resigned, Turn it Up: 1

*For Tomorrow had 4 votes, Chemical World, and Sunday Sunday 2 each despite being singles. Popscene and Young & Lovely had 1.

PARKLIFE

THIS IS A LOW: 26

Clover over Dover: 21

Badhead: 17

Trouble in the Message Centre: 10

London Loves: 9

Tracy Jacks: 8

Magic America: 6

Jubilee: 5

Far Out: 4

Bank Holiday: 2

*Parklife had 3 votes, Girls & Boys, and To the End 1.

THE GREAT ESCAPE

HE THOUGHT OF CARS: 40

Best Days: 18

Yuko and Hiro: 13

It Could Be You, Globe Alone: 7

Mr. Robinson's Quango, Entertain Me: 6

Top Man, Ernold Same, Dan Abnormal: 2

*Charmless Man had 3, Stereotypes, and the Universal 2. Tame had 1 vote.

BLUR

YOU'RE SO GREAT: 29

Death of a Party: 25

Strange News from Another Star: 12

Country Sad Ballad Man: 11

I'm just a Killer for your Love, Essex Dogs: 6

Look Inside America, Movin' On: 5

Chinese Bombs: 1

*Beetlebum had 3 votes, and Song 2 (unsurprisingly) had 2 votes.

13

TRIMM TRABB: 29

Battle: 20

Caramel: 19

Bugman, 1992: 8

Swamp Song: 5

Trailerpark: 4

Mellow Song: 2

Optigan 1: 1

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Bless You Canada and Your Spirit Free Options

I've just spent a week up in BC with the fam and my man. A weekend in Vancouver followed by 4 glorious bluebird sky days of skiing at Whistler/Blackcomb. Simply amazing!

The caveat being...family trips are a huge trigger for me...as are airports.

My boyfriend knows the extent of my problem with alcohol and that I am doing my best to stay free and clear. He also knows that my family is not the greatest influence...Despite traveling alone (the bf had to take a later flight and the fam came from a different state) the almost two months of sobriety helped me avoid my usual pre flight temptations and stick to a Diet Dr Pepper. The trouble began, however, when I met up with my family at the hotel. It turns out a new trigger came along with them, the news that my grandfather (92 on Monday and one heck of a guy) is back in the hospital and this time in the ICU. This is not entirely unexpected but sad none the less as well as unfortunate timing. To cope, my mother declared that she was going to drink -heavily- because as she put it, her father was dying.

With that, my father and I checked into the rooms and brought up the luggage while my mom found a comfy spot in the bar with my brother to drink a bottomless double glass of wine. Though my brother opted for harder, mixed drinks, after the rooms were sorted, my dad joined the wine party.

Here is where my Canadian Hero enters our story. My boyfriend had not yet arrived (a sturdy arm to lean on in times of weakness), the rest of my family is drinking and I have an "excuse" to join in... I devour the pages of drinks for something, anything, to have that would do in this situation... then my eyes land on the perfect thing, a "Winter Mule" cranberry, cinnamon and ginger ale in a tall glass with a lime on the rim. $16 for the thing (albeit Canadian) is kind of a dick move, hotel... ಠ_ಠ but it was what I needed. That, alternated with water, kept me through the post flight drink off and when the group moved to a restaurant (to get some food in mom's stomach before she lost the ability to walk over) a brand new selection greeted my searching eyes, anxiously scanning their menu and my sobriety reigned.

I know Canada isn't the only place to offer virgin cocktails and that any bartender worth their salt could whip up something % free and fancy (of course a soda isn't the worst option comparatively) but there are times when that feels too hard to ask for and I appreciated this little Canadian moment, eh?

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Lost in the Sauce: Manufactured controversies to distract from pandemic failure

Welcome to Lost in the Sauce, keeping you caught up on political and legal news that often gets buried in distractions and theater… or a global health crisis.

Title refers to the sections "Flynn hits a snag" and "Manufacturing an unmasking controversy"

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##War on accountability

Late Friday night, President Trump continued his purge of inspectors general with the firing of State Dept. IG Steve Linick, who was initially appointed to the position in 2013. Multiple reports indicate that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recommended Linick’s firing because the IG has opened an investigation into wrongdoing by Pompeo himself.

House Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel and Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Ranking Member Bob Menendez have opened an investigation into Linick’s removal, demanding that the White House and State Dept. preserve all related records:

>“President Trump’s unprecedented removal of Inspector General Linick is only his latest sacking of an inspector general, our government’s key independent watchdogs, from a federal agency… Such an action, transparently designed to protect Secretary Pompeo from personal accountability, would undermine the foundation of our democratic institutions and may be an illegal act of retaliation.”

Trump claimed Linick was fired because he no longer has “the fullest confidence” in the IG, but as even Republicans have pointed out, that is not sufficient cause for removing a Senate-confirmed official:

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The Creep Dive Episode Guide
Date Title Cassie Sophie Jen Sidebars and guest stars Creep of the Week
1 12/12/2018 Canoe Believe It?? Alan Rickman never read Harry Potter John Darwin faked his own death in a canoeing accident Seamus on ket with Mary McAleese (Twitter thread)
2 12/12/2018 GP-OH My God who is SHE Samantha Azzopardi pays a visit to Ireland. One of many as she scammed her way around the world An outtake from This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor. Woman eats placenta (or blood clots)
3 12/12/2018 A Tale Too Tragic Tania Head, woman who claimed to be a survivor of the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11 The Juggalos (Insane Clown Posse) Christians in disguise Reddit Guy meets the Devil. Black Mercedes Cassie reveals she used to be Born Again Christian. Jen's personal Angel, Happy Acres
4 11/01/2019 The American Dream or The American Peen What Ever Happened To: Lorena and John Wayne Bobbit. (Wife cuts off husband's dick after he raped her) Swiss cheese Pervert. Man would like a cheesey wank
5 11/01/2019 11 Lies and Counting Warrior Eli. Epic catfish story of a supermom who turned out to be teenager, Emily Dear Sinead O'Connor and Prince had a pillow fight. Prince takes it too far Jen first reveals she was a catfish/troll
6 11/01/2019 A 17 Year Old Mystery Solved by Sleuths Mystery of Lyle Stevik's suicide solved by DNA Doe Testing Ray's Death Documentary (admission of murder). Lady of the Dunes
7 25/01/2019 A Story Blown Wildy Out of Proportion Jimi Heselden segways into the afterlife. Rebba Burger maimed and killed from a whipped cream thing Lambo. Weird radio book review, hosted by Gay Byrne in which Gery Ryan allegedly kills a lamb A man fashions a flying saucer with helium balloons and sends his son flying off for attention
8 01/02/2019 An Unholy Hypocrite, The Dungarvan Angel of Death Travis the Troubled Teen David Matheson, former gay conversion therapist, comes out as gay Fr Michael Kennedy fakes an AIDS epidemic in Waterford. Gets the attention of Princess Diana Travis, the chimp and Creep Dive mascot (a classic!)
9 09/02/2019 The Greatest Writer that Never Was James Frey, A Million Little Pieces (fake memoir) Story of JT LeRoy (racoon penis) Dan Mallory (fake memoir)
10 15/02/2019 The Randy Mr. Hands How Joe Manuella Found Love, Robert De Niro impersonator Mr. Hands! Guy gets killed from bottoming a horse Ellen Coyne and Cassie become friends via Twitter
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How does it work when a political party "whips" votes?

I understand that whipping votes means to encourage your fellow party members to vote a certain way. But how is this done, in the US or in a parliamentary system? Do they threaten to withhold monetary support or kick representatives out of the party?

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Melon Sandro calls out Obtuse Obi on how the Government is being run

This government does not attend the debates of their own bills. The Prime Minister is his own Chief Whip and the Liberals have one of the lowest voting records in the country. Is this the man you really want as you Prime Minister. Do you want Obtuse Obi? What has he done since he took office? It seems like he hasn't been present for debate and has just been ruling Canada from his ivory tower like the Oligarchic elite he is with OICs. All he has done is give himself cabinet power and tighten his grip on the Liberal Party. If he wants to run a real government he should come and debate!

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My Full Hitman III Concept (Repost)

Update: Obviously, Dubai is confirmed as one of (maybe the first) missions... so one of my levels has to go. That said, I'm not going to pick, I'm going to leave them all in. Maybe IO will do 7 main missions ;) I also know that this post is outdated and it's very likely some of my suggestions have either been confirmed, will be confirmed, or will not be possible. This is very simply a thought exercise.

Original Post:

I know IO already know what they're doing, but I enjoy pretending I can do their work for them, so here's my overall concept for Hitman 3. I've posted a version of this once before, but I've added more to it and have adjusted some things.

Basic Plot Synopsis: 47 continues to hunt down remaining key members of Providence with the help of Lucas Grey, as it becomes clear that Grey has a hidden agenda, culminating in a final showdown between 47 and Grey to tie up all loose ends.

MAIN MISSIONS (summaries posted here may different somewhat from the full versions linked)

  1. Ireland - Murder at Black Valley (Murder Mystery Dinner): A trio of crucial Providence members are celebrating the grand opening of their joint venture; a prestigious Castle Hotel in Black Valley, Ireland, by hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner theater for wealthy elites. A portion of the hotel is open to the public, but the "First Class" wing is restricted for the elites only, and is where the Dinner is taking place. 47 has many devilishly poetic opportunities to kill his targets in plain site with guests possibly believing that it's all part of the game.
  2. Ohio, USA - Power Struggle (Nuclear Power Plant): The grand opening of a Nuclear Power Plant (built out of a retrofitted century-old coal plant) owned by a Providence Member as part of a wider scheme to control the US Power Grid is threatened by an Cultist Terrorist who plans to cause a meltdown. An opportunity to eliminate another member of Providence is met with the chance to prevent a nuclear catastrophe, a world concern that can't be ignored even by the typically a-political Agent 47.
  3. South Dakota, USA - The Ecstasy of Gold (Wild West Resort Town): Low-key Providence Members operating a Wild West themed resort town as a front for huma
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Kevin Compilation: Lake Erie Edition

I've posted about a Kevin from school. Now, how about a Kevin in my own family? The corruption is spreading...

My brother has a son. And that son is a Kevin if I've ever seen one. He's not mentally handicapped in any way: Just as dumb as a rock and even less tactful. My uncle has a house on the shore of Lake Erie in Canada, and it's tradition for everyone in the family and their spouses/offspring (if applicable) to visit during the summer. Enter my nephew Kevin. I see him at Uncle's house and holidays. Holidays and birthdays, he acts normalish. But summers at the lake are where Kevin releases the beast within. His Kevindom didn't express itself to the fullest until he turned twelve three years back, so I have three summers of Kevin tidbits to share here.

Kevin seems to like urinating in strange places for no fucking reason:

  • Uncle lives up there and loves it, but he's rather finicky about people tracking sand in his house. And a large extended family wandering the lightly sanded backyard and beachside dunes collects sand. So Uncle puts a rug and a plastic tub full of water at his back door, and everyone washes their feet before going inside. Except Kevin, who my brother caught pissing in the footbath one day. His excuse: "Great Uncle doesn't like sand in his house, so I won't go in the house."
  • Kevin once got a few cousins to bury him up to his neck in sand. He had to kneel, because you can't dig that far on Erie's beach before you hit clay. So Kevin was up to his neck in sand... and stayed there from 7 am to 7 pm. He had a cousin bring him a bowl of Goldfish for lunch, which he ate with his mouth. Oh, and he pissed in the sand because he was too lazy to dig out.
  • The final straw was two summers ago, when Kevin climbed a tree and urinated on his great aunt because she made him eat a salad.

Kevin is also a massive dick to literally everyone:

  • Kevin punched his sister while they were watching a baseball game because the team she was rooting for beat his favorite team.
  • Kevin likes to throw stones at seagulls. A lot.
  • One day, Uncle set up a lawn chair in the surf, so he could sip his beer and let the water wash over his feet. Kevin ran up behind him and pushed the chair over, then said he thought it was his dad. Uncle is bald and a foot taller than my brother, who has thick brown hair. And was still in bed.
  • Kevin bought a Diabolo from a Walmart and used it to whip his cousins.
  • Kevin threw some of my sister's laundry in the lake because
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Summary For: Weekly Question Thread (8/17/2020 to 8/23/2020)

I've read a lot on here about COVID affecting BCT and the changes that have been made there, but does anyone know roughly what to expect at OCS because of this? I leave for BCT then OCS in less than a month

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What are the policies that govern AIT drill sergeant???

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One of the NCOs in my plt is dating a spc(p) in a different brigade. Is this okay since it’s a Promotable? The Spc(p) has a BLC hard slot next month and is getting medboarded. Just trying to help my fellow NCO out.

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Can anyone let me know if airborne school is still super locked down with no pt, no leaving, no doing anything basically? I leave next week to start my quarantine and want to know what level of dumb to expect.

Side note but fuck COVID this is my 3rd god damn school date.

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Can you drop a 4187 to voluntary reclass from a balanced MOS to an under strength MOS? Or is it only Over strength to under strength?

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Anyone know the process for going Blue (USAF) to Green to attend SFAS? Can’t find any concrete info besides you get selected to make the transfer, then attend Basic then Selection. So is the contract 11b or 18x? Since there’s minor differences in the pipeline for them.

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Looking for any updates on 17C phase 2 training at Ft Gordon.

Haven't been able to find anything reflecting the current environment with COVID but really the main thing I'm looking for is daily schedule for MOS-Ts. Read a thread dated about a year ago saying we PT 0530 - 0630 and class 0900 - 1600. Is that still the case? Seems trivial but it'll go a long way in helping determine where the family and I settle down at while we're there.

TIA!

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2020 Irish General Election [Megathread]

Dia dhaoibh (Hello)

Today on February 8th, 2020 there is a general election in the Republic of Ireland to elect members to the lower house and principal chamber of the Irish Parliament, the Dáil Éireann.


##History & Background:

Since Ireland gained independence in 1922, politics has been dominated by two major parties, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael. These parties see their origins in the Irish Civil War (1922-23) when the Sinn Féin party split over the terms of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, which ended the Irish War of Independence (1919-21). These two parties have led every government since independence.

In the 2011 election, in the shadow of the financial crisis of 2007-08, of which Ireland was hit particularly hard with a domestic banking crisis and recession, the ruling Fianna Fáil government collapsed from 71 seats to 20, suffering the worst electoral defeat in the history of the State, with Fine Gael sweeping the polls to become the largest party, in addition to substantial gains for the Labour Party and Sinn Féin. A coalition government between Fine Gael and Labour was formed.

In the 2016 election, Fine Gael kept its position as the largest party, but went from 66 seats to 50. It's coalition partner, Labour, collapsed from 37 seats to 7. Fianna Fáil recovered to become the second largest party, going from 21 seats to 44, while Sinn Féin made strong gains, going from 14 seats to 23. A minority government was formed by a coalition of Fine Gael and a number of Independents, supported by a confidence and supply agreement with Fianna Fáil. Then in June 2017, Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Enda Kenny stood down and was replaced by Leo Varadkar, with his competitor for the position Simon Coveney becoming Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister).


##Voting System:

In Ireland, the constitution mandates that an election must be held at least every seven years, while statue law has reduced this number to five years. The country is divided into 39 districts that elect 3, 4 or 5 TD's (Teachta Dála; equivalent to Member of Parliament (MP) or Member of Congress), with the constitution mandating one TD must represent no less than 20,000 people, but no more than 30,000 people. The Dáil consists of 160 TD's, in thi

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OBLIGATORY FILLER MATERIAL – Breaking Bad, Part 10

Continuing

Since I had a little extra time, I had him drop the personnel cage, which was about the size of a phone booth (remember them?) but made of welded ½” rebar, down through the hole in the foredeck of the ship. I needed to load a few items and figured why the hell walk up and down stairs when I had a personal elevator at my disposal?

Into the belly of the beast once again and I gathered up some of the more needful items. I had that crane operator, he of the surgical touch, hang me off the prow of that ship while I did what I considered a necessity, then over to the back side of the cut, over the top to the opposite side, and back again.

By the time darkness began to fall, I had completed all my extraneous wiring. The crane operator even deposited me ever so gently about 3 feet from my waiting motorcycle. Over the radio I thanked him again and invited him to come around tomorrow at 0600 for a few final checks. I’d save him a front-row 1000 hours seat to see what he had a hand in creating.

I went straight to the Raj as I was going to need my PPEs the next day anyways. Got in, parked my bike, went straight to the bar, had a couple of long, hard day at the office drinks, and retired to my room where I locked the door. After calling Esme and telling her I finally got my tickets home, well, the promise of tickets to at least to Dubai; that she should meet me at the Four Seasons as I wrangled it through my contract. We could wait out this silly viral lockdown in comfort on someone else’s nickel until they decided to open the Sultanate again.

We agreed that she’d meet me at the hotel in 3-4 days’ time; it seems she had some glasses made and they wouldn’t be done for a couple of days. Plus, she really enjoyed her mother’s company. Can’t argue with that. It means I’ll have to spend a few nights alone, on my own, bereft of human companionship, in a 5-star hotel in an international venue while it’s all being paid for by someone else.

I think I can deal with the upcoming hardship. It’ll be tough, but I think I can gut it out.

But first, there are some details to which I have to attend. There’s this package for Mr. Vikramaditya Shrivastava, the knot headed warehouse foreman who thought that by spending fewer rupees at a dodgy Hong Kong explosives purveyor that he’d be saving the company money. I’ll drop by his office bright and early tomorrow as I need to be out on-site very early, indeed, to make sure all is in readiness.

Also, there’s this box

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House Party 7/27/20 - Part Two

The camera is pointed at the exit through which Mark Dutch walks through, a bag over one shoulder as his other arm is taped up heavily, presumably from the battle with Maverick last week. As he holds onto his shoulder, he comes across Chad who walks over to Dutch.

Chad: Dutch.. you won’t believe what-

???: HEEEEEEYYY DUUTCHHYYYYYY!

The camera pans as we see a piss drunk Louis Blackwater standing by the entrance of the party, stumbling over to Dutch before nearly falling up against him.

Dutch: Louis.. what the fuck are you doing?

Blackwater: I AM HAVING THE TIME OF MY LIFE!

Blackwater slowly turns around a little as he pulls Dutch along with him through the door. Once inside, we hear no one yelling surprise. Instead, we see Suga Rise trying to steal a questionable oreo from the pocket of a homeless veteran while another guy is peeing into the punch bowl at this point.

Blackwater: Imma be real… I kinda fucked up…

Blackwater immediately turns towards a trashbin and starts to puke, his head hanging inside the bin as Suga Rise walks up and tries to steal his wallet. Dutch looks back at Chad before giving him his bag to hold, which Chad immediately drops on the floor. Dutch puts his hands by his mouth before beginning to yell.

Dutch: EVERYONE! FREE HAMBURGERS FOR VETERANS OUTSIDE!

As if they heard a gun shoot, all veterans begin to storm out through the exit of the party, the man who peed in the punch bowl still peeing as he stumbles behind the rest. Suga Rise tries to follow but Dutch puts a hand on her shoulder.

Dutch: You should head out the door, head left and take the third door to your right that reads “Paisner’s Office” because that’s where we store all our chocolate. Suga’s eyes bulge open as she starts to scream.

Suga Rise: CHOOCOOLAAAAATE?!?

Suga sprints quickly walks to the door and heads to the left, barely fitting through as Blackwater comes up with his face from the bin, puke dripping off his chin.

Dutch: How did you pay for this party, Louis? How did you buy that giant karaoke machine?

Blackwater: With the money from Maverick that we won.

Dutch: ...fair enough.

Blackwater: Can you bring me home?

Dutch lets out a sigh and looks back at Chad, wondering if he would like to help. Chad had already left, seeing his shadow in the distance through the door before turning back to Louis.

Blackwater: Dutchy?

Dutch: Yeah, Louis?

Blackwater: Can you bring me home?

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House Party 7/27/20 - Part One

We open our scene, as we’re in the serviceable Nashville Municipal Auditorium, as we have a rowdy southern crowd on hand in the Music City! Some crowd members living up to the city moniker, as we see a few guys in what looks like novelty country get-up with acoustic instruments. As we pan over to our commentary table.

Paisner: Hello everyone! And welcome to another edition of House Party! I’m Allen Paisner-

Woodbridge: And i’m Mark Woodbridge.

Paisner: And we got another fantastic show lined up tonight! As we see battles such as Buster Braggadocio vs Viktor Ivanov following the confrontation by Romero and Buster against Vanguard at a McDonald’s. Marshall Wheeler looking to rebound from abandonment, and Jericho Styles looking to rebound from getting fucked up as they face off! We will see the debut of the unintentionally eccentric wrestker Dexter Flux against unintentionally eccentric medical professional, Doctor Ishmael Yellowstone. We will likely see Chip Rutgers get his ass whooped by Joey McCarty. And of course our main event for #1 Contendership to Kaitlyn Casey Jone’s Independent Title, as Dick Dover and Tony Stevens square off for a huge opportunity! Plus much more! But now, there’s one match I did not mention, and it’s our opener! We send it to Javier in the ring!

We cut to the ring to see Javier, who stands at the ready for the opening bout.

Javier: The following contest is scheduled for one fall-

Crowd: ONE FALL!!

Javier: and has a 30 minute time limit, refereed by Mia So Hung!

Repent by Shaggy hits the Nashville Municipal Auditorium as Ikbal Rizwan makes his way to the ring and fans reach out to high five the former QWF superstar as he seems happy to be greeted with a warm reception at the venue.

Javier: Making his way to the ring, from Islamabad, Pakistan, weighing 310 pounds, IKBALLL RIZWAAANN!!!

Crowd: WOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Woodbridge: Even the hicks out here in Tennessee know who Ikbal is and they’re hyped to see him compete tonight!

Paisner: This young man carried the entire QWF federation during its short lived existence, holding its World Title the entirety of its lineage and then bringing it over to WiR after our revival. He then held it for a few months longer before losing it in a unification match with the WiR Champion Kyle Scott, but Ikbal’s dominant reign sol

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Pre AEW Dynamite Weekly Discussion - February 5th, 2020

Welcome to the weekly AEW Dynamite pre show post!

The Road to Revolution (ha!) continues through Huntsville, AL!


Tonight’s Announced Matches

Jon Moxley vs Ortiz

Last week, Moxley was outnumbered by a small army summoned by The Inner Circle. But he came to the rescue of Darby Allin and Private Party after they suffered a beatdown from The Inner Circle after the main event. Tonight, he’s taking on Ortiz one-on-one. How much of The Inner Circle will be ringside to interfere with the #1 contender’s match?

Yuka Sakazaki vs Dr. Britt Baker, DMD

YUKA IS BACK! Unseen since her debut back at Double or Nothing Fyter Fest, Yuka returns to AEW to face the bitter Dr. Britt Baker, DMD. I wouldn’t expect much more than a showcase match for Yuka but maybe we’ll get another promo out of Britt to rip on the announce team. Excalibur’s got to be in her crosshairs by now.

AEW World Tag Team Champions Kenny Omega & Hangman Adam Page and The Young Bucks vs The Butcher & The Blade and The Lucha Bros

Big eight man match between some heated rivals! New tag team champions Omega and Page will be out here to assert their dominance over the tag team division, while The Butcher & The Blade will surely be looking to deliver some come uppance to The Young Bucks following their loss last week. They’ve got some help from The Lucha Bros, who know The Bucks very well, so this could be a Bucks beatdown.

Cody to Receive 10 Lashes From MJF

Cody’s got three things to cross off his list before he can face MJF at Revolution. Tonight, he takes 10 lashes from MJF. MJF says he’s going to whip him like a dog.


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As of February 5th, 2020


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My Fic “An Ode to the Stars” Chapter 2: Return to Echo Creek

Chapter 2: Return to Echo Creek Return to Echo Creek

-Note: anything in Italics is either thoughts or flashbacks, depending on the scene.

The mood on Mewni was damp and rather dreary, with the rain pouring down from the usually pinkish sky, now grey and cloudy, nourishing the corn growing in the fields but forcing the residents to stay huddled up inside their homes. The mood in Star Butterfly's room was rather joyous, albeit lazy, one. It had been four days since Marco's confession to Star Butterfly, his new girlfriend, and old best friend. The pair sat in Star's bed in her room, cuddling under a blanket, watching telenovelas, and eating nachos Marco MacGyvered together from Mewman food he had found. This is what the couple had been doing for the past few days.

"This episode is really dumb," Star said to her new boyfriend lying beside her, "Those two shoulda already gotten together, but they put off them becoming a couple till like, the last 3 episodes." She then picked up a nacho from the bowl between them and chewed and swallowed it.

"Yeah, those two clearly liked each other, but they ended up with other people, for like two seasons, that was just bad writing," Marco responded.

"Speaking of LOOOOVVEEEE, I've got a question for ya Marco," Star said, transitioning the conversation.

"Ask away Star," Marco responded, glancing over to his new partner.

"I loved your confession, but why was it so fancy-schmancy?" Star asked making a gesture with her hands.

"Well, I kinda planned it out beforehand, not all of it, but some parts of it," Marco told his newfound girlfriend. "I wanted to sound just right and not ruin everything. Sorry if it was too corny."

"Nah it wasn't, I for one, liked it, and I'm glad we found each other," Star reassured her boyfriend.

"Me too Star," Marco responded before himself reaching to take a nacho. Unluckily for him, he knocked over the bowl and the cheese spilled out on the Earth boy and his royal partner. "Oh crap!" Marco shouted as the creamy sauce spilled and stained the blanket and his "Hot Dawg" shirt. "I'm so sorry Star."

"It's fine Marco, I'll just get a new dress," Star responded, getting up and taking off the stained Blanket and walking to her closet. Marco looked away as Star started changing until she said, "I'm dressed."

Marco then realized something that immediately took precedence for him, he had only one other clean shirt left.

"Star, I don't have any other clean laundry left here!" Marco shouted across the r

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Part 3: I got fucked by my husband's friends

Update: Hey loves. Part 4 is up on my recent posts! P.S. There's a picture ;)

As always, I would encourage you to read the first 2 parts before jumping into this so that you can get all the juicy details. Regardless, I will weave in a short recap below. I hope you enjoy!

"I belong to the boys now...and to the boys I shall remain."

These words changed my life as I typed them into the group chat that my husband's friends created. My husband was not invited to the group chat. Just me, his slutty wife, who just the night before fucked one of his best friends behind his back.

But let's back up for a second. My name is Nina. I'm 27 years old, 5 foot 1 inch tall, about 115 pounds with dark brown hair, light skin and brown eyes. I was born and raised in Canada but my background is Lebanese. I have small, but perky breasts, soft creamy legs and my butt is the feature I'm most proud of. My husband and I have been married for a year. Prior to this experience, he was the only man I had ever been with. Growing up in an ultra-conservative family meant that I couldn't have boyfriends or stay out late.

This all started when my husband said he wanted me to get to know his friends better. They are a group of 6 guys (including my husband) who are very close and have known each other for years. My husband is the only one who is married amongst his friends. He insisted that I dress sexy for our gatherings, as he wanted to show me off to his friends. I was happy to do this as I love my body and wear skirts and dresses regularly. I also didn't mind being the only girl present, as I have a lot of male friends and grew up with two brothers. We would all hang out every weekend and I got to know his friends really well.

About 6 months ago when we were going to hang out at his friend's place, my husband asked me to dress 'extra special'. I wore an ultra-short white mini skirt that hugged my body tightly and clearly showed my neon pink thong through the thin fabric (Outfit 1). I paired this with a pink, backless top that showed my nipples pointing through. To be honest, I had tons of trouble functioning in this outfit. My skirt kept on riding up and I constantly found myself pulling it down. When I sat, my skirt would ride up even more, exposing my bright pink thong to anyone who sat across from me, despite my best efforts to conceal it by crossing my legs or gluing them together. It was no use. I just sat there and let the guys enjoy the view.

I was sitting on the couch

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If Liberals are moving to Canada if Trump wins, is it fair to assume that all Trump supporters are moving to Russia after Nov 8th?

honest question

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A House Divided: My headcanon's 1930 US Midterm Election

Hey everyone, welcome back to my headcanon Kaiserreich's American politics. It's been a little bit since the last installment because things have been a little crazy. Don't worry, I'm healthy and okay. NYC (where I live) has just started phase 1 of reopening! So I figured I'd take a break from an America facing economic and political uncertainty for....a a fictional America facing economic and political uncertainty.


A House Divided: My headcanon 1930 Midterm Elections

A New Decade

Two years after Herbert Hoover’s all-star electoral victory in 1928 and there was no end in sight for the economic woes. Hoover’s party had full control of the House and Senate which brought on a sense of stability as a new party in power does. In response to an unprecedented event of such a noted businessman winning the presidency, the market briefly rose though the affairs of poor farmers and workers across the country remained bleak.

There prevailed an isolationist sentiment among both Democrats and Republicans, leading to the passage of numerous surprisingly bipartisan protectionist policies. Hoover and the isolationists thought that less European (from Germany’s Mitteleuropa economic association) and more American goods would encourage spending and producing. However, they also passed protectionist policies on Entente nations, forcing the rump British Empire and her disparate dominions like Canada and Australasia, to pass their own protectionist trade policies with the US. Their governments had turned increasingly revanchist and vowed they would not bow to American bullying when America was in no shape to be demanding. One critic of Hoover called this failure Hoover’s “wooden nickel diplomacy”. In Canada, this Anglophobic policy flew in the face of the so-called Special Relationship that forces in both countries had been pushing. Winston Churchill, once the star of the Admiralty on

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Speculation on the Nature of Canada's Foreign Policy Trees

==Preamble==

Today I'd like to lead you all into a speculative discussion on Canada's foreign policy trees. The trees, of which there is four, have yet to be released, but the devs have given us a name and description of three of them. I have come up with a hypothesis on the nature of all the trees, even the fourth mystery tree. With all that said, let's jump right in.

==Laurierist Tree==

"I claim for Canada this, that in future Canada shall be at liberty to act or not act, to interfere or not interfere, to do just as she pleases, and that she shall reserve to herself the right to judge whether or not there is cause for her to act." ~ Wilfrid Laurier

The direction of the Laurierist tree strikes me as a more Canadian version of Wilsonian Interventionism. The United States in the original timeline (OTL) was, and still are, major proponents of the idea of aligning foreign nations to meet its interests, especially so if it involves installing a democratic government.

With Canada acting as Kalterkrieg's leader of the free world, it only makes sense for Canada to strengthen its position by any means necessary. I predict that the Laurierist path will involve plenty if opportunities for geopolitical expansionism and subterfuge. It will involve Canada wielding its allies like a cudgel while running around installing democratic regimes where it can. The cold war was a game of reaction and Germany will no doubt try to install authoritarian governments loyal to the Kaiserreich wherever it can as well. The Russian goliath and Japan will also be opponents to Canada on the world stage and the Tree will most likely branch into paths for weakening each of the Superpower's spheres of influence whilst strengthening her own.

France will probably receive a few dedicated focuses due to its division between the Entente and the Reichspakt. I can imagine the tree ending in one of two ways. The first being a move into a destabilized Germany to "restore order". The second, a preparation for nuclear war, the Third Weltkrieg, the true war to end all wars.

==Commonwealthist==

"The British Commonwealth has within itself a spirit which is not exclusive but the opposite of exclusive. Therein lies its strength. That spirit expresses itself in co-operation" ~ William Lyon Makenzie King

This tree will focus on the bolstering of Canada's relations with the Commonwealth. It will focus on industrial and military development and whip the commonwealth into a c

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Why is the Canadian political system so screwed up?

The Canadian parliamentary-political system is based on that used in the United Kingdom, to such an extent that Erskine May can be used as a guide to both. That's pretty much an established fact.

In England, party members are free to challenge their leader and other members of Her Majesty's Cabinet in debates and during Questions, in vociferous and even furious tone. In fact, they do so---frequently.

Certainly, votes are whipped, and if you're a Tory pro-lifer and the Tory Party calls for a treble-lined pro-choice abortion vote, you will vote pro-choice or you will be thrown out of the Party. But when that bill is on the floor, you're free to debate or even pillory it.

Canada should be the same, by all indications. For some reason, they aren't. Questions are rehearsed, and every question thrown by a Liberal toward the PM, for example, is a softball. No Liberals are calling for the PM to resign. They clap like trained seals during the questions and debates. Thump their desks, even. Reminds me of a Communist dictatorship!

Why's that? Are they "booked" for being a rebel?

For the uninitiated: The Whips of the Conservative Party are pretty much gods. They have a practice (most widespread in the 50s) where they'd write down whatever rumours of petty scandal (cocaine, prostitution) they heard from other MP's and anything else they could use as a "leg-up" in a little black book, then lock it away in a safe. When a whipped vote came around, they'd use the threat of the black book as a cudgel. "Vote our way or everybody will know you were at the Bunny Ranch that one time five years ago.". But only during whipped votes, you understand---never for debates or free votes or Questions!

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Syria lures but will China bite?

By James M. Dorsey The original version of this article was published by the Geneva Center for Security Policy A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Spreaker, Pocket Casts, Tumblr, Podbean, Audecibel, Patreon and Castbox. China looms large as a potentially key player alongside Russia and Iran in President Bashas al-Assad’s post-war Syria. With Russia and Iran lacking the financial muscle and the United States and Europe refusing to engage with the Al-Assad regime, China is from Syria’s perspective the shining knight on a white horse. Syria could become a key node in China’s infrastructure, telecommunications and energy-driven Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Syria could also bring it closer to being sucked into the Middle East’s multiple conflicts. China’s economic interests in Syria Mohammed Jarah and Ahmad Bustati’s warehouse in Damascus symbolized China’s emergence as the largest supplier of industrial and consumer goods to Syria on the eve of the Syrian civil war. The dilapidated warehouse was stocked with everything from Chinese laser cutting machines to plastic toys for children. A decade of fighting dashed the two Syrian entrepreneurs’ hopes. However, things seem to be looking up for businessmen like Mr. Jarah and Mr. Bustati with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad having gained the upper hand in the war with Russian and Iranian assistance and China seeing longer-term economic potential in Syria as a regional node of what BRI will look like irrespective of the coronavirus pandemic and its devastating economic consequences. Syrian officials have sought to drive home China’s competitive advantages and perceived interest in taking a lead in the reconstruction of their country. “The Silk Road is not a silk road if it does not pass through Syria, Iraq and Iran,” said Buthina Shaaban, Bashar al-Assad’s media advisor, referring to the BRI. Chinese access to the Syrian Mediterranean Sea ports of Tartus and Latakia is an attractive prospect for China’s multi-billion-dollar infrastructure, telecommunications and energy-driven initiative that seeks to link Eurasia to the People’s Republic. It would complement Beijing’s footholds in Greece’s Piraeus and the Israeli harbours of Haifa and Ashdod and echo Syria’s key position on the ancient Silk Road. Closely connected to Chinese interest in Syrian ports is the exploration by China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC) of the possible upgrading of the deep

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Unofficial COVID-19 Expansion

Cards Against Humanity Coronavirus Box

The CAH Coronavirus Box is a timely and contagiously fun addition to your custom deck. Compiled from an undistinguished mix of original cards, shamelessly stolen and furthermore uncredited cards from across the Internet, cards from the official Cards Against Humanity AI, and official cards from existing decks, this is the perfect deck to ride out the apocalypse on a wave of laughter and depression. Many of the existing cards have even been tweaked to fit your pandemic survival needs, and almost all are guaranteed to be obsolete within a year (we hope).

The CAH Coronavirus Box is NOT designed to be played on its own, and is intended to be mixed with the base deck and existing expansions for the full experience. The deck is designed from a United States perspective in line with the perspective of the base game's creators.

To add this deck to your online XYZZY game, copy-paste the following command into your room's chat box:

/addcardcast QX663

If you have a larger XYZZY base deck (5k white cards or more) and this pack's cards aren't showing up enough, use the duplicate version:

/addcardcast CZD7D

And now, the moment you've been reading for, the full list of included cards! See the comments for the black card list.

Edit: More cards are being added to the cardcast decks as this pandemic develops, including over 5 more black cards and over 40 more white cards not listed below.

**WHITE**

$1,200 Trump Bucks.

20 tons of bat shit.

24-hour media coverage.

29 minutes of a rat-faced Englishman telling me sad facts.

400 of the required 30,000 ventilators.

50 mg of Zoloft daily.

A 3% mortality rate.

A 55-gallon drum of hand sanitizer.

A 7-hour decontamination bath.

A Catholic priest that actually respects boundaries for once.

A Zoom sext.

A bad time to be a libertarian.

A barn that's perfect for storing human bodies.

A bidet.

A bunker full of canned goods and ammunition.

A cloud of joylessness and aerosolized virus particles that slowly encompasses the earth.

A cold and indifferent universe.

A complete inability to understand anyone else's perspective.

A compromised immune system.

A cough and a sudden urge to travel.

A cure for Coronavirus.

A dark future full of troubles.

A dead guy.

A deserted stretch of highway.

A doctor shortage.

A dream team of our nation's greatest scientific minds and Mike Pence for some reason.

A father and son fighting each other over the last scrap of bread.

A

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From the Writings of Orson : Deeds of the Utahns (Dreams of Zion) Part 3

Preface: It should be noted that this excerpt is taken from the latter part of a larger chronicle, Deeds of the Utahns, written between 2799 and 2802, that presents a history of the Church of Latter-Day Saints and its adherents in the Kingdom of Deseret from the church’s apocryphal history before the Great Judgement to 2781 as well as an account of the declaration of the Empire of Zion in 2789. This excerpt specifically covers the long reign of High Judge Michael I ‘the Great’, his sons, and the various calamities that befell that family in service of Michael’s ambition.

This excerpt has been edited and translated into Scholarly Classical American for scholarly consumption by the Ivy League in 2823. One of the original chronicles in Utahn is unedited and locked away in the archives of Crimson Library…

In the year of the Incarnation of Our Lord Jesus Christ 2690, High Judge Michael I ‘the Great’ of Deseret was elected by his fellow Mormons. Known as Blessed Michael in death, he was a very strong magistrate and an able soldier. In his time, he hanged many thieves and murderers, nor would he ever spare anyone because of family or gifts which he might have been given him, nor for friendship or any other thing.^1 Among others, he burnt the President of the Quorum of the Twelve, Katriel Teasdale, at the stake for madness after his transgressions became impossible to ignore; he took him by force from the Ward of Salt Lake City, and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles gave him up.^2 Michael was also noted for his martial prowess, though not exceptional, as he was far surpassed by his trusted commanders and his sons, most prominently Seth and Orson. His conquests would bring his realm to new heights, but it also brought ruin to his family at times.^3

The first decade of Michael’s reign was spent rebuilding and consolidating his rule after the great upheaval brought by previous high judges. This mostly involved the movement of the royal court from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, the ending of an unpopular poll tax extant from Ratzon's reign, and an end to Ratzon’s religious toleration for Gentiles.^4 Although Cetics and Imamites were not persecuted as they once were, the high judges never again allowed for the building of new temples or mosques.

During the year 2696 of Christ, a son was born to the high judge and his wife Florinda hija de Timoeto Guzman, Seth. T

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Hi, I’m not your typical Contrapoints fan. This is my surprising (and long) story about why I love her. I hope you enjoy it.

I originally thought of making this title “Hi I’m Contrapoint’s most Anti-SJW Fan! Here is my story!” but in the end I decided that would come across as too obnoxious and that it wouldn’t go down well.

I’ve been into Contrapoints for a couple years now. And I really do think that my lived experiences are outside-of-the-norm for what kind of person can be a Contrapoints fan. I’m sharing my story because I want people to know that people like me can love Contrapoints. I hope that my story will broaden perspectives, help other people tell their stories, and let other people know they’re not alone.

I always thought her videos were pretty good and in general I think they’ve gotten even better over time. I don’t agree with everything she says and she’s made a couple jokes that hurt my feelings a bit. But I love her. I just do. And I consider her relatable. I would like to tell you a story about why I love her. But I must warn you that it requires a lot of context to make any sense and thus will be pretty long. All names have been changed for the sake of anonymity.

I will break it down into four sections:

  1. An overview of my life experiences including my experiences with autism, bipolar disorder, and being transgender.
  2. Brief rundown of my political views
  3. My objections to the “social justice” community (which the previous two sections provide context for)
  4. How I got into Contrapoints and why I love her and relate toher.

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I am 27 years old. I’m biologically male but that’s not my identity. I’m from Canada but I’m currently living in England to do a masters degree in a medical technology field.

When I was child and a teenager I was bullied a lot and had no close friends. The first time I felt suicidal was when I was nine. It was usually the most toxically masculine guys who were the most mean to me. I didn’t have any social skills and didn’t know why. I just figured other people were born knowing them and I wasn’t. As a teenager I thought I could learn social skills by learning about them in books, the only way I knew how to learn anything, but that didn’t work out so well. My Dad was also mentally unstable and abusive to my mother which took a toll on me as well. I couldn’t turn to family or friends for emotional support. I also had a lot of existential anxiety about the future because I couldn’t conceive of a realistic scenario in which I

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Room 922: The Room of Your Greatest Fear

How much of our decisions are influenced by guilt?

I know that guilt was the primary driver of the engine that was carrying me south from Calgary to Bumfuck, Idaho, the town I grew up in. A funeral awaited me.

My hometown, which doesn’t deserve the dignity of being properly named, was something of a shithole. All of my life I had been anxious to get the hell out of there and I had always thought that nothing would ever bring me back. Once my mom moved shortly after my high school graduation, I had no reason whatsoever to return.

But then I heard about Cheyenne.

My best friend from childhood had passed away suddenly and I didn’t quite know the circumstances. My mom had called me with the news and she knew very little, only had a link to the obituary which listed the date and time of the services. I looked on social media for clues, but couldn’t get much information there, just people posting their condolences to his family and messages on his Facebook that they missed him. In those cases where the cause of death is unspoken and the details are sparse you can always assume the type of death it is. In my head, I imagined a suicide or a drug overdose.

Small towns can be like quicksand, people getting stuck in place for all kinds of reasons. My hometown in particular was like a patch of quicksand with its own gravitational pull. Sure you might escape, but you could get caught back into its orbit and before you knew it, you'd be sucked down into that old place, unable to leave.

That's what had happened to Cheyenne.

At first, he had been like the other young people of the town, fleeing with the hopes of never coming back. There was no real industry there—a local factory had closed years ago—and unless you were in the family business with ranching or potato farming, you were best served by going elsewhere. So that’s what we did and I was proud that he especially had finally made it out, away from all of the demons that Nowheresville had haunted him with.

I had gotten a scholarship to Oregon State University whereas he ended up at Boise State. He made it a couple years before the partying caught up with him and he was forced to drop out. I had visited him a couple of times out there and his partying was really on a completely different level than anything I had previously experienced. It continued through the entire weekend and, I can only presume, on into the week.

Of course, deep down I knew why.

Later, after he dropped out, contact between the two of u

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Dress vs Live, 1/25

Hi all,

I went to dress last night and wanted to just very quickly mention some sketches that didn’t make air:

SAG Awards: sketch where Adam Driver and Kenan play two correspondents at the SAG Awards. Adam’s character is weirdly fixated on all the outfits that the kids are wearing, while Kenan is clearly creeped out. Didn’t get too many laughs so I wasn’t surprised it was cut.

Quotes: party sketch (I don’t remember every cast member who was in it), Heidi’s character pushes the group to play a game where you say a movie quote and everyone has to guess what it is. Heidi’s and Adam’s characters are the only ones who take it seriously, one upping each other with more and more vague and obscure quotes which finally leads them to passionately kissing.

Food Dudes: pre-tape about overweight mannequins that you can buy so the delivery person (room service, pizza delivery, drive thru) doesn’t know you’ve ordered allllll that food for yourself.

Weekend Update: British Royals (Alex as William and Mikey as Harry) talking about Prince Harry moving to Canada and the fact that he’s whipped and it was all Meghan’s decision, with cameo by Halsey as Meghan Markle.

(Pete wasn’t in any of them either.)

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Cut from Dress: Adam Driver

Here is my full rundown of what got changed from dress to live! I'll update with more details and CFT links.

CHANGED:

Cold Open

  • Before it started Chloe and one of the costume people came on set and the costume guy said "Chris you are wearing Chloe's jacket and she is wearing yours so switch" and Chris responded "well that makes sense"
  • Quicker, some jokes cut and timing a little better
  • In dress when Lovitz is at the stand and mentions his friend Epstein he mentions how he wants a trip to the sex island
  • In live Lovitz gave a more panicked "oh my god my heart!" while in dress he said a calmer "oh my I think I'm having a heart attack"
  • In live (about MyPillow) Kate says "not the pillow - the guy" but in dress she just said "you know why"
  • When Lovitz said "aw Satan you're making me blush" in live Kate said that that was just because of the heat
  • In live Kate just said influencers get a fast pass to hell but in dress she said that "if they have 10 million followers and no discernible talent they get a fast pass to hell."
  • In live when Alex comes on as Zuckerberg he said he "doesn't endorse evil - just shares it" but in dress he made a nerdy joke about russian bots and shareholders that I wish I remembered.

Monologue

  • added a wider camera angle to show the whole main stage when Adam asks if it is Grand Central
  • In dress he had walked up to a side camera stage right to lift his shirt over it but you couldn't see anything
  • When going to the audience wanting to talk, in live he just told the woman to move but in dress he said "no not a writer disguised as an audience member"
  • The person he talks to/gives the toy to is an actual audience member. They did not get to keep the toy. I don't know if the person at live got to keep it but I highly doubt it.

Sleepover

  • Kate got a different wig - it originally was very short brown hair but got switched to a longer blonde wig. She also got a different shirt that was lighter so you could more easily see it was wet.
  • In dress when Chloe said her mom didn't allow her to use tampons she gave a funny reason why but I cannot remember what it was.

Del Taco Shoot

  • The length of time Kyle and Beck were yelling the line together got shortened. It went on for a whiiiiile at dress. (I loved it)
  • In live at the end Beck calls for a wrap and the sketch ends but in dress he calls for a wrap and says that Chloe has been let go so she responds with "yeah thanks for the opportunity"

**PBS Scien

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DEMOLITION DAYS, PART 90

Continuing

We had three groups of demo wire: mine adit, ANFO on the mine floor, and just because, some black powder placed into the old, but unused, drill holes in the mine face. The party room was going to be detonated remotely. We decided to blow the face first, then the ANFO, then the adit. After the applause died down, I’d trigger the party room. Then, the final drinking light for this mine site would be lit. Tomorrow, we pack up and travel south.

But first!

“Good evening, ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to your first abandoned mine demolition. This hole in the ground has become a menace, alas, through no fault of its own. But steps must be taken to remove it as a threat to society; to protect society from itself. I’ll let you cogitate over the irony of that statement at your leisure. Please, folks. This once was the provider of many a family’s daily bread, butter, and beer. A moment of silence. A moment of reverence. A moment of reflection. <pause> This is the place where you cut your subsurface teeth, where you lost your mining virginity, and now…we’re really gonna pop yer cherry!”

They laughed! They actually laughed loud and long. I was amazed. This was just my B-list material.

Dr. D and I alternated countdowns, Lucas was manning the detonators. Everybody, even the cooks, dish machine operators, and custodians joined in on the Safety Protocol song.

First went the face/black powder. A loud, rolling BOOM followed by the mine blowing a huge white smoke ring skyward. Not bad for a first shot.

Then the ANFO. Lucas needed to use the recently acquired replacement for Ol’ Reliable, my personal plunger-actuated blasting machine, as we needed the voltage and amperage. The ANFO shook everyone in camp, even set those in suspended hammocks rocking.

“We’re over a half-mile from the mine and you can actually here see the effects of low-explosives.”, I said, regarding the swinging hammocks. “Did the Earth move for you, too?”

Even that got a laugh.

Next came the mine adit itself. The sharp cracks of the dynamite were so distinctly different than the rolling thrump of the ANFO. People were getting a good physical demonstration of the differences in different types of explosives.

Everyone was about to clap, hoot, or holler, and head for the bar or leave when I shouted them down.

“What are you doing? Where are you going? We’re not done here yet, folks. We have a little bonus. Relax, sit back, and enjoy the death of the cess-pit. The end of t

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C-7.56 Canada Childcare Act

Item: https://www.reddit.com/r/cmhoc/comments/6hkil7/c756_canada_childcare_act/

Instructions:

If you support this, comment only either 'Yea' or 'Oui'.

If you oppose this, comment only either 'Nay' or 'Non'.

If you want to abstain from voting on this, comment only either 'Abstain' or 'Abstention'.

Vote length: from when it is posted to approximately June 21 at 12 PM EST (approximately 3 days) or when every MP has voted.

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Trip Report: 1/21 - 1/28, Two Adults on a 25th Birthday Trip!

Warning, this thing is super long!

A couple weeks ago, I (25F) and my girlfriend (28F) took an 8-day trip to Walt Disney World. Before this, my only experience with Disney parks was a 1 day trip to Disneyland when I was 6, so for my 25th (and golden!) birthday we decided to take a big trip to WDW. I've read this subreddit obsessively over the past year or so to prepare, and you all had such good insight that made the trip so much better! I loved reading trip reports the most, so I decided to do one myself to contribute to the cause :) Hope you enjoy!

Jan 21 - Epcot

  • We landed in MCO around 4, took the Magical Express and got to our room at All Star Movies an hour later.
  • Our room was in building 9, in the Toy Story area. The theming was so silly and I loved it! The room was also really nice.
  • Cleaned up a little, and jumped on the bus to Epcot! Got there by 5:35 pm.
  • It was very chilly this night! Around 45F, but the wind made it worse. We ran around from building to building to keep warm.
  • FP Journey Into Imagination with Figment
  • Walked around, shopped a little
  • FP Frozen Ever After - why did this make both of us cry??? So nice.
  • Stopped at Kringla Cafe to have some dinner. The ham and apple sandwich and Norwegian club sandwich are both delicious.
  • FP Spaceship Earth
  • Decided not to brave the cold for the fireworks this night, so we took advantage of lower crowds and got in a 15 minute standby line for Soarin'
  • Soarin' was AMAZING. I was so excited to see the wonky Eiffel Tower that you all talk about, and it didn't disappoint, lol!
  • Went back to the resort after that

Jan 22 - Magic Kingdom

  • Got on the bus around 8 am, and walked into MK at 8:30
  • So excited to see the castle for the first time. I couldn't believe I was actually seeing it in real life!
  • Stopped for some coffee at the Starbucks
  • Watched Let the Magic Begin from the center since we weren't interested in rope dropping any rides
  • Headed over to Gaston's Tavern and got a cinnamon roll. Gaston's is beautifully themed!
  • FP Enchanted Tales with Belle. Even though we're two childless adults, it was SO cute to watch the story/show happen.
  • Decided to do a 25 minute standby for It's a Small World. I was skeptical of the wait time, but that line moves really fast, and I liked being able to see the ride decor while in line. The ride was cute, especially after seeing how the original one was made in The Imagineering Story.
  • FP Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin. We bot
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[SUNDAY SWAP][US to US/Canada][SELL/SWAP][PERFUME/MAKEUP/BATH&BODY] - HUGE Perfume destash! Tons of Arcana, BPAL, Poesie, Possets, Sixteen92, Solstice Scents, $2.00 SAMPLES, Epically Epic, Aromaleigh, & Mainstream

###EDIT 02/26 at 0845 PM EST - I am going out of town tomorrow through Thursday. I will be driving on the trip and spending long amounts of time on the road so I likely won't be using my phone much. If you see something you'd like, please just comment below (do not PM me) and I'll get back to you when I have the chance. Thanks for looking =)

First sale for me in a long time. In the last year or so, I’ve experienced what I can only guess is a change in skin chemistry for some reason. Scents I’ve loved for years just don’t work on me any longer - either they disappear on dry down or turn very strange on my skin. Plus, virtually nothing I’ve purchased in the last few months works on me at all. I don’t know what’s happened, but I’ve got a huge collection of things that I can’t wear any longer. So, it’s taken me months, but I’ve gone scent by scent and re-tried everything I own… and I am culling about 75% of what I have.

This is a huge list and I tried to price reasonably to move them.
The more you buy, the better the price gets. I’ll give discounts for bulk purchases.

For now, I am only shipping to the US and Canada. Shipping to the US is $4.00, shipping to CA is $9.50. HOWEVER, if you buy multple large items (whipped soap, lotion, scrub, etc), shipping to the US may be more depending on the weight. I will get you a quote if you want more than one large item.
If you spend more than $60, I will pay US shipping. If you spend more than $80, I will pay Canadian shipping.

I do have a swap list if you want to swap. It can be found on here

  • https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQLDJXZEux38zj6KBIlvDg-Jm7FKISA4Kh0qTTm2ZTFdvPrl2ksKBrF0JPEhJ-VWNAlFWK_0WGj1MW7/pubhtml

All fill levels, bottle sizes, and scent descriptions can be found on my spreadsheet here - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vRKfM747WM50e0j7akgaLKmzhHS6HwIdZMNHKzC7dEn4vQwiSW_QghdaZToKouvbU8g_U8670U8bh6M/pubhtml

###FULL SIZES Please see my spreadsheet for sizes and fill levels!
Andromeda’s Curse Samhain Spectre - $7.00
Arcana Blueberries Crave Cocoa - $15.00
Arcana Blueberries Crave Snow - $15.00
Arcana Blueberries Crave Snow - $15.00
Arcana Marshmallows Burn Down the Yule Tree - $15.00
Arcana Pumpkins Crave Nog - $15.00
Arcana Strawberries Crave Cocoa - $15.00
Arcana Strawberry Layering Note - $15.00
Arcana Sweet Milk Layering Note - $18.00
Arcana The Righteous Uterus - $14.00

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The Home Park I Forget Exists - Seaworld San Antonio

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Other Trip Reports:

Six Flags Over Texas: https://www.reddit.com/r/rollercoasters/comments/dfkkqf/six_flags_over_texas_reigniting_a_love_for/
Six Flags Fiesta Texas: https://www.reddit.com/r/rollercoasters/comments/djuf9g/six_flags_fiesta_texas_home_trip/
Disneyland and California Adventure: https://www.reddit.com/r/rollercoasters/comments/dpxb8h/old_promises_and_old_regrets_disneyland_and/
Six Flags Magic Mountain: https://www.reddit.com/r/rollercoasters/comments/dqgjvq/tackling_the_bucket_list_six_flags_magic_mountain/
Cedar Point: https://www.reddit.com/r/rollercoasters/comments/denq4v/our_first_trip_to_cedar_point/
ZDT's Amusement Park: https://www.reddit.com/r/rollercoasters/comments/dqvkce/a_beautiful_day_for_an_unusual_coaster/

As usual: I'll ramble at the start. Jump to the line for coaster thoughts!

It's been a while since my last proper trip report. Not from a lack of visiting parks, of course- just a lack of any that I haven't already done a full report on. I've spent most of the off season visiting Fiesta Texas and watching all of the work being done into making the park look beautiful again. Recently I've made a few trips to Sea World- more specifically for Stingray Media and VIP days but it wasn't until last weekend that I made my first proper trip in several years. It's weird- growing up less than half an hour away you'd think we would have visited more. But we didn't.

Sure, we visited a good bit as kids. I loved the shows, the animals, and the general atmosphere of the park. I remember the hype at my school when Steel Eel was opened. It was the biggest and baddest coaster in San Antonio that year- for it's "vertical" drop. I don't know what we th

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Nathan Cullen holds press conference on the state of the NDP

Hello everyone

I know this press conference is late, every time we went to prepare for it something else came up, whether it was the Conservative government spending money through an order in council, the creation of a new party or making sure this government is held to account and passing progressive legislation we have been busy. So without further delay let's crack into the current state of the NDP. Taking us from after the election until now.

The 6th General Election is the 3rd election as party leader for me, from the LDA to the NDP. I want to give a heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in these elections, the candidates, their teams, donors, our central party staff and most importantly to the volunteers, the NDP has always been about grass roots support and our volunteers, riding associations and voters keep us tied to that wonderful tradition. So to everyone from the voter, to the canvasser, the campaign leadership teams, regional coordinators, central party staff, candidate and the volunteers thank you. Leadership is only as good as those who empower it and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support, without you we wouldn’t be here. Over the last three elections we have delivered the NDP to historic results. Now we fundamentally changed how Canada votes to make sure every vote counts and every Canadian has their voice heard. This means we have to start seeing election results in a different light, had these elections happened under FPTP the NDP would have had 3 straight majority governments. I could not be more happy with these results. We have to realise that elections are now about getting the strongest voice in parliament for what you want Canada to be and that we have moved on from the compromise on your values to keep the bogeyman out of government ways of the past.

After this election we have seen the same end results after the 5th GE. We worked to gain the confidence of the Pirate party, Freedom party and the Progressive party. Once again we held these negotiations publicly to be transparent with the Canadian people. We at least got a little bit further into things before they broke down this time. With these negotiations we took the approach of using our policy in common as a bridge to work together asking for support on our common issues. We took this with the idea that smaller parties would be willing to support us for getting the vast majority of their policies enacted. With the Pirates we made

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How to solve my issue with Proportional Representation?

So I favor electoral reform. I prefer STV over MMP, this is a shift for me because before 2015 I was a Liberal party hack who hated PR and advocated for Ranked Ballot because I knew it would give the Liberals permanent majorities and ensure the Conservatives never had a say in government again.

Then Bernie Sanders came along down south and freed my mind, and I've come to realize I was wrong.

Anyway, PR is a fair way to vote, but the problem I have is after Canadians are done voting. PR allocates seats based on the percentage of the vote, but the problem with that is the value of one seat in Parliament is drastically changed depending on the circumstance.

In 2005 Chuck Cadman's one IND seat changed the course of Canadian history. His lone vote allowed the Martin Liberals to survive a confidence vote and prevented an election.

In 2011 the NDP won 103 seats and those seats were completely useless, because it was a majority Conservative Parliament.

What we need is a system that allocates power instead of seats. But I have no idea how to accomplish this. I've thought about maybe whatever party wins a seat in a riding gets to manage the finances in that riding, but then you could end p having vastly different tax rates depending on where you live. And what about other decisions government makes?

Another issue with this is it would pretty much guarantee the Conservatives would never have a voice in Parliament. As I said, I used to think that was a great idea but I've since grown up and realized that even though I vehemently oppose their ideology that doesn't mean they should be ruled over by the tyranny of the majority.

I used to be a strong federalist, terms like "States Rights" (or in Canada Provinces Rights) were antithetical to what I believed, but this past election has given me pause, and made me wonder if maybe the Federal government shouldn't have so much power over the Provinces. I'm not going nuts and talking about going the way of the States where the laws are vastly different in every state, but all of my life there's been one part of the country that hates being in the country and I don't think that's healthy.

anyway, if anyone has any ideas I'm all ears.

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House Party 5/4/20 - Part Two

Returning from the break, we cut to Paisner and Woodbridge in the commentary table.

Paisner: Ladies and gentlemen, we still have a lot of action tonight, but before that, we have Chad Hammocks backstage, ready to make some WiR history with the first interview ever made... via Zoom call.

Woodbridge: I don't even know how Sparky can get away with this! This is simply absurd!

After a few seconds of buffering and uncertainty, we cut to the familiar layout of a Zoom call, with WiR interviewer Chad Hammocks, the Independent Champion, and for no real reason, Sparky's friend from Philly, Bake, and both of the Coffee Boyz, who are also backstage.

Hammocks: Hello, everyone. I'm Chad Hammocks, and this week, just like basically every other week, my guest is none other than Santiago Martínez.

Sparky waves at the camera.

Martínez: Hi there. Is my audio fine or is it still scuffed?

Hammocks: I hear you loud and clear.

Bake: cough-cough Hey, I'm also a guest!

Hammocks: Seriously? Jesus... This time around my special guest has guests of his own!; beloved Internet entertainer EvanBake_ and America's favorite tag team, Alex Silva and Kelly Williams, the Coffee Boyz!

Bake: Beautiful, simply beautiful. claps

Sparky covers his face in shame. He's wearing a Panthers jersey and a pair of earbuds in lieu of his regular headphones.

Silva: Thank you, Chad, but we're just hangers-on in this one!

Williams: We had a little problem with some subscription orders we had to deliver, but we fixed it!

Hammocks: Well, guys, it's always great to hear from you, but we're on a tight schedule, so I'll try to focus on Santiago tonight, is that cool?

Silva: No problem!

Bake: That's fine by me, I was so touched by the introduction you did, that's all a man needs.

Martínez: I don't even know why I thought this was a great idea, Chad, I'm sorry.

Hammocks: It's fine, haha, no need to worry! How are you doing? How's it going in the city? Are you still trying to gain some weight?

Martínez: I'm alright, I'm alright. A lot of stream time this week! I've won two pounds so far with the Twitch diet, I've had nothing but tendies and cold brew for the last two weeks.

Hammocks: That's... great! So, Sparky, I don't wanna waste time, so here it is: Another week went by and another beatdown you got.

Martínez: You couldn't have said it any better...

Hammocks: Last week, not only you had to deal with the impromptu chal

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DEMOLITION DAYS, PART 84

Continuing

So I look around the locker. Dynamite, Primacord, blasting caps, raw nitro, cordite, Tannerite, and lots of old nasty leaky boxes of who knows what.

OK, that’s good.

I skootch the package as close to the locker as I dare. Well, not skootch, that could cause a spark or vibration. I pick it up gently and re-position it so that the package, which is basically one large shaped charge, is aimed at the very heart of the locker.

I’m breathing again. It’s positioned.

I gingerly press the test buttons.

“Oh, please let us be green,” I say to whatever Fates are listening.

Al informs me I’ve got 8 minutes of air left.

“NOT NOW!” I scream in my mind.

“Click, click,” I respond.

“Acknowledge transmission.”

The lights blink once, twice, thrice.

The systems are green! All green!

The power light continues to blink red monotonously. Just like they’re supposed to.

I key my in-suit mike: “Gentlemen, we have a heartbeat. I’m coming out.”

Here’s where even the best unexploded ordnance disposal people sometimes make mistakes. You’ve been walking on eggshells for the last near an hour, in a hot, heavy, uncooperative suit. Your nerves are shot. You haven’t been blown up. The package has been delivered and it’s live.

Time to exit.

And they forget the cardinal rule. They hurry.

They bump a table, trip on some tangle-foot, or snag their suit on a nail.

Not a good thing. Ruined weekends and general messiness all around.

So, I stand up slowly. Turn even more slowly, and walk, very slowly, very deliberately out of that drift.

Once I’m out of the drift and in the main shaft, I double-time it as best I can to the adit, the exit, sunlight, and freedom.

I arrive at the adit with -2 minutes of breathable air. Luckily, there’s always a back-up built in to these systems that the manufacturers never tell anyone about.

The guys help me remove my space helmet. I have to sit. I’m soaking wet, snuffed, and shaking like a leaf.

Chuck steps up.

“Leo, drag Rock back to camp. Al and I will charge and prime the adit and those two drifts.”

“No. I’m OK. Just a little winded.” I say.

I feel like I’ve just run a marathon in the Sahara summer in a wetsuit. Even with the suit’s internal environmental control, I’m hotter than a half-fucked fennec fox in a forest fire.

“Leo, drag the good doctor back to camp. We’ll handle this,” Chuck insists.

“Wait one!,” I order, “You guys sure you can handle this?”

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Minister of Health and Technology resigns

Following recent events , The Minister of Health and Technology ( James Jefferson ) steps up to the podium in a Press Conference.

Hello everyone, I would like to address recent events regarding the Pandemic Preparation Order. This was an Order submitted by myself just today , and it was a deeply flawed decision. I have since rescinded it. However , I cannot honestly serve as Minister of Health and Technology after spending Parliament’s money without their consent. And so , I have decided to resign from my position as Minister of Health and Technology. I apologise for my actions , and I could not be more sorry. To the Prime Minister , especially. The 9th Government was his chance to make his mark on Canada , and I am so sorry to have messed things up. If this stupid action of mine costs you the premiership , I don’t know how I can forgive myself , even if you do. I condemn that decision of mine . I ask the Canadian Voters not to take this decision out on Mr Nym or The Conservative Party. It was not his fault, only mine. I was hopeful of the great work we would do in this government , but it seems a vote of no confidence is only a stone’s throw away. I also apologise to the other Party Leaders , and I hope the Progressives , Freedom and Reform are not dragged down with me and , quite possibly , The Conservative party.

Furthermore , I have decided to leave Politics , and Parliament. I realise I was not qualified for this job , both as a Minister and as an MP. Therefore , I am resigning as Member of Parliament for Central Ontario . The People of Central Ontario deserve someone better than me to represent them , someone that doesn’t break laws and bring down governments. I am also resigning as Chief Whip of The Conservative Party as I no longer feel that someone with such an impaired sense of judgement as me can advise other MPs on how to vote. It was an honour to hold this position , as well as all of the others.

Goodbye , Everyone

The Ex - Minister leaves the room to a cacophony of questions and objections.

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House Party 5/4/20 - Part One

Crowd: WIR! WIR! WIR! WIR!

Paisner: Hello everybody, welcome to House Party, emanating tonight from the Taste at the Tannery, Kitchener, Ontario! We’re as excited as you are!

Woodbridge: Especially since this venue is a restaurant-bar!

Paisner: We’ve got plenty of action tonight, including a QWF championship match, a five-way elimination LIGHTSABER FIGHTSABER match, and - huh?

Paisner is cut off - “Dangerous” starts playing throughout the arena, throwing the crowd into anticipation. The camera scans the arena for a bit, before cutting to backstage, hastily trailing behind Charlie Krieger, flanked by two masked men in tracksuits.

Woodbridge: Well, it seems that one of WiR’s most wanted has arrived.

The camera cuts back to the arena, with the crowd now in a frenzy. As the drums start kicking in, Charlie Krieger and his goons pop through the curtains.

Crowd: BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Krieger gives a slight smirk as he is pelted with trash, before making his way to the ring, followed by the goons.

Paisner: Charlie Krieger, one of the men accountable for attacking and subsequently injuring Brendan Byrne, a man thought to be his close friend!

Woodbridge: Krieger has made his name upon mad villainy, but he has never been the type to betray those close to him.

Krieger and his thugs climb into the ring, before Krieger goes to grab a mic.

Paisner: I’ve even been hearing rumors backstage that Krieger may have been the one to set the bounty on Brendan Byrne!

Krieger: Okay, okay, before you guys ask; yes, I absolutely set the bounty.

Woodbridge: Well shit, that clears that up, Pais.

Crowd: BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Krieger gives another grin, before going to speak again.

Krieger: And before you ask the OTHER big question, let me just deliver my spiel, okay?

Krieger cups his ear at the crowd, who respond by screaming obscenities at him.

Krieger: Haha, alright, glad to hear! Anyways, I just want to apologize to Brendan. It was an absolute mistake to set that bounty. Someone get me a chair!

A ring crew member quickly runs in with a chair, handing it to Krieger. Krieger sets the chair down, before seating himself backwards, face to the hard cam.

Krieger: Brendan. Brendan, even if you are watching from the hospita

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DEMOLITION DAYS, PART 88

Continuing

The metasediments are intensely folded along the contact with the intrusive. The mine area is located along the limbs of the anticlinal structures with most of the workings following either the igneous-sedimentary contact, or the southeast-trending fault and vein systems.

Super easy geology.

Super easy mine layout. A large, open adit; one way in, one way out. Easy access main draft, all nicely gobbed, cribbed, and trussed. Safe as houses. No shafts to surface, and only a few lateral drifts. It’s drier than Carrie Nation’s panties, no moisture at all. It’s probably a real honeycomb hangout for the locals; all the more reason I chose this property to blast first.

I arrived there in my new Hummer in only 75 minutes. Damn, that MIL-spec truck has some power.

I back the truck and trailer in so the trailer is right up against an outcrop wall of some of the nicest, cleanest sandstone I’ve seen in a quite a while. It forms a nice, natural amphitheater, about 250-300 meters in length, with a slight concave curve. It’s a great place to pitch camp and less than 10 minutes later, I’ve got a nice little campfire going in my nice, little, newly constructed campfire pit.

I have my feet up in my new, Bureau-supplied camp chair, a beer in one arm of the chair, and a cigar in the ashtray in the other arm.

I have the Bureau-supplied (from now on: “B-S”) spotting binoculars and I’m looking directly down the only route available that’s not pocked with VW Beetle-sized potholes and refrigerator-sized boulders. It’s not just an easy mine, it’s fairly easy access.

I’m working on my ubiquitous notes, and a fourth beer, when about an hour later, I hear a couple of vehicles headed my way.

I look through the binoculars and see it’s the catering service the Bureau has laid on for the duration of the trip. They are contracted to do everything. Feed us, clean up, stock groceries and drinks, provide Port-A-Johns, and follow us from mine to mine.

Sounds weird, I’ll admit. I never had such service out in the field, but it’s fairly common in these parts. As mines were becoming old, less profitable, harder to work, or just plain playing out; the owners would plump for big mine-mouth parties in order to entice investors to stick a crowbar in their wallets and pony up for percentages of the mine’s operation and take.

Whatever the story, it’s made logistics much nicer since someone else has to look after the madding crowds.

They arrive with two large, carniv

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For those of you who have subscribed for 2+ years, were any of today's major players discussed? Was Canada even a thing, or was it just US penny stocks?

I was trying to figure out a nice way to get ahead of the curb and spot some penny stocks to YOLO on, so I went back two years ago to figure out just how accurate the discussions on this sub were

https://www.reddit.com/r/weedstocks/comments/1y6c5h/give_us_an_elevator_pitch_for_what_you_believe_to/?st=IWHAHPLT&sh=98a1521c

Found this one. Really scary. Lots of people talking about loosing a few thousand and whatnot and now those companies aren't worth shit..

ANYWAYS how many of you have been here a while, what do you see different now that things are in Canada and to hell with the US market? Any wisdom for penny stocks, and do any of them actually wind up being major players and not pump and dump schemes?

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Trip Report 1/27/20 - 2/2/20

Trip Report - 2 adults on Disney Dining Plan

Day 1 (1/27/2020) - Magic Kingdom Day 1
- Arrival at Port Orleans French Quarter
- Lunch at Crystal Palace
- Swiss Family Treehouse
- The Enchanted Tiki Room
- Fastpass+ to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Country Bear Jamboree
- Fastpass+ to Jungle Cruise
- Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
- Carousel of Progress
- Fastpass+ to Space Mountain
- Haunted Mansion
- Fastpass+ to Mad Tea Party
- Happily Ever After Fireworks

Day 2 (1/28/2020) - Epcot Day 1

- Seasonal peanut butter cupcake at Sunshine Seasons
- Fastpass+ to Spaceship Earth
- Fastpass+ to Journey Into Imagination With Figment
- Deconstructed Reuben, Deconstructed BLT, and Deconstructed Strawberry Cheesecake from The Deconstructed Dish
- Gran Fiesta Tour
- Exploring the Mexico Pavilion
- Via Napoli Ristorante for Lunch
- Exploring the Italy Pavilion
- Exploring the China Pavilion
- Reflections of China film
- Fastpass+ to Frozen Ever After
- Exploring the Norway Pavilion
- Mission: Space (Orange version)
- Fastpass+ to Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival (Get a Horse!, Piper, and Feast)
- Impressions de France film
- Brie in a bread bowl and molten chocolate cake from L'Art de la Cuisine Francaise
- White Chocolate and Purple Sweet Potato Mousse and Lemon Blood-Orange Tart from Decadent Delights
- Epcot Forever
- Extra Magic Hours at Epcot!
- Spaceship Earth again
- Soarin' Around the World
- Back to Port Orleans French Quarter, happy and full and exhausted

Day 3 (1/29/2020) - Epcot and Hollywood Studios

- Seasonal peanut butter cupcake and Mickey Whoopie Pie from Sunshine Seasons
- Fastpass+ to Soarin' Around the World
- Fastpass+ to Living with the Land
- Awesome Planet film
- Monorail from Epcot to Contemporary Resort
- Brunch at Chef Mickey's
- Fastpass+ to Turtle Talk with Crush
- Fastpass+ to The Seas with Nemo and Friends
- Sea Base
- Canada Far and Wide film
- Exploring the UK Pavilion
- Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along
- Exploring the France Pavilion
- Exploring the Japan Pavilion
- Taiyaki (Fish-shaped cake with sweet red bean filling) and Sushi Donut from Goshiki
- Sipping chocolate flight from The Artist's Table
- Caramel corn from Karamell-Küche
- Exploring the Germany Pavilion
- The American Adventure
- Exploring the Morocco Pavilion
- Friendship boat to Hol

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My stay in Podgora, Croatia

Here we go again, I’m going out into the big world. This year, I chose Croatia again, but I decided to go further, so I went to Podgora, a town in Split-Dalmatia county at the Makarska Riviera, ca. 70 km south of Split. Lean back, I’ll tell you of my experiences of my biggest journey.

It was 8:40 AM, the taxi picked me up in my home village Fieberbrunn and brought me to the airport in Salzburg. I was a little bit nervous because this was my first flight. The taxi driver told me about her vacations. She was pretty much everywhere in Europe and she told me that she isn’t interested in vacations in Europe anymore because there are many tourist ghettos where everything is trimmed German. For example, you can get Schnitzel with pommes and particularly fast food frites in El Arenal in Mallorca. She told me that she hates that (which I can understand), so she prefers travel further. She told me about Thailand and recommended me the province Krabi because this isn’t trimmed for Ballermann, fast food and boulevard media tourists. There’s also much nature and wilderness, yes, NATURE! She showed me photos of this region that are very breathtaking for nature freaks like me. Oh no, you’re all laughing at me yet again. She also told me about her vacation in Greece and Greek taverns. I told her that this was my first flight und she told me that the check-in will be very simple.

As I arrived at the Salzburg Airport, I said goodbye and went in to the check-in terminal. I only had to show my passport to get my booked tickets. I hoped that the woman at the counter won’t laugh at me and put me in the pillory because I looked kinda weird on the pass photo. Do I hear someone giggle? After giving up the luggage, I went on to the security control. I was a little bit nervous because there’s a South Park episode called “The Entity” where Kenny gets called a terrorist and shot by the security staff because he had nail scissors with him. That bastard killed Kenny! Also my short name Benny rhymes with Kenny. Fortunately, I went through the security control without any problems. I wasn’t labeled as a terrorist or deadly enemy of democracy and Western Christian civilization. I went on to the gate to wait for my flight to Vienna. After lazing around, the gate got opened and the boarding started. A bus brought me and the other passengers to the airplane. The plane was a weird propeller machine and I just thought: “This thing can fly? It looks like it was built by someone while he was in

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The wrath of the stoner art student

So I think this would count as pro revenge because I planned it kinda. A bit long, sorry bout that first time really posting this anywhere.

things to note:

As the title says I'm an art student, I live with my parents while I'm on college to cut living expenses.

Couple of years ago my dad had a security system installed that came with two camera to set up. One pointed at the side door and drive way. One pointed at the street by the front door. So you can see the cars. It has an app we all installed on our phones that gives us alerts

I also have this shed I asked my parents if I could use for most of my art as it gets messy. I would always clean up after myself but paint still stains the carpet and if I had to smell that tangerine floor cleaner one more time I was gonna barf. I fixed it up a bit, still looks crappy but it's mine. took about two weeks to set up.

We also have a problem of people going through cars....a lot...like ridiculously so. I have a crap ford tempo that I never kept anything important in so I didn't care.

The incident:

As I said I have an art shed and I'm a student of the visual communication program in my local college. My professor had given us our term assignment which was basic but fun. Pick a piece that was in the text book and either write a 10 page essay on it or do a recreation with a two page blurb of how you copied the techniques yada yada.

I was stoked because van Gogh was covered in there and I wanted to do a piece called "cafe terrace" it's a gorgeous piece. And I put a lot of time and effort into this thing...and smoked a lot of weed while doing it haha.

But one night my phone gives me am alert from the security system while I'm at a small party (get together? ) and I see a blurry image of the three teens running past my side door. I thinks odd but I wasn't home to check it out immediately.

When I get home from being driven by a friend from a party I get back to see my car door ajar and i roll my eyes because it's annoying but not new. But then I remember the alert on my phone and went to check around the house. Check the shed last because there's a lock on it, it'll be fine right? I live in canada who is gonna break into my shed ha..hahaha

When I get to my shed it's trashed. Lock on the ground. The material I hung up to over the ceiling was ripped and burned. All works of art I put on the walls were ripped down. My paint was everywhere and my pastels were stomped on. They even broke my fucking little shitty s

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[BB] Theo's Big Brother Season 15: Puppeted Rivalries

Welcome to Theo's Big Brother! Thank you all for watching. This is the fifteenth season of Theo's Big Brother, featuring a cast of fourteen houseguests all vying for supremacy.

Of the fourteen houseguests, ten are drafted by Redditors and four by myself. This season features the War Room twist as well, where three other houseguests have a chance to enter the house during Week 3. In addition, for the first time, I will be editing the relationships manually as an experiment...tell me what you think!

Now, without further ado, let us meet the contestants!

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Theo's Big Brother Season 1

Theo's Big Brother Season 2

Theo's Big Brother Season 3

Theo's Big Brother Season 4: Legacy House

Theo's Big Brother Season 5: Twist Time

Theo's Big Brother Season 6: Over The Top

Theo's Big Brother Season 7: Opening Act

Theo's Big Brother Season 8: All-Stars

Theo's Big Brother Season 9: Break Your Heart

Theo's Survivor Season 1: The Idol of Immunity On An Island of Mutiny

Theo's Big Brother Season 10: Loaded Ballot

Theo's Big Brother Season 11: Battle of the Block

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Was I... too anti-Bridezilla at my wedding five years ago? My mom and I were talking, and I’m left feeling a bit sad.

I’ll try to keep it brief...

I lost my job shortly after my wife and I became engaged on Boxing Day 2013 (we’re two women, same first name.) I picked up casual work, but we’d been together for a few years and wanted a low-key, DIY wedding in our own city. We planned for the Victoria Day weekend (known as May Long in Canada) because the 50 people we wanted to invite would be available.

I had fun with preparations. I’m crafty and handy, and we’re both musicians, so we chose a guitar shop that’s also a music venue - lots of exposed brick abd instruments on the walls let us decorate simply. I wanted a trendy 2014 wedding with a 1950s colour vibe - doilies, burlap, fabric flowers, etc. I thrifted, hit garden centres, and spent a lot of time gluing my fingers together. The colour palette was wide, but pretty - think eau de nile, coral, peach, ruby, and soft greens. Our wedding altar on the stage was my antique piano bench and unity candles I’d found at a dollar store. The service was short, and our vows were everything I could have wanted.

My little brother died unexpectedly of epilepsy in March 2014, just a few months before the wedding. We as a family decided to go ahead with the wedding, because we needed some happiness!

I ate my feelings and grew out of my shantung silk dress (borrowed), so I ordered a new lace cutie online. It was a wonderful dress and I was able to use my veil. We thrifted our shoes, and my wife got a fantastic suit that ran beautifully with the colour scheme.

We hired a caterer. My parents (long divorced) were absolute champs at working together that year to bury their son and marry off their daughter - I couldn’t be happier or more grateful. I wanted good food and good company, and the small guest list ensured that any anxiety or sadness on the day would be shared sympathetically.

I was happy with it. It was low-key and pretty. I asked my bridesmaids to simply dress 1950’s vintage style, within the colour palette, or in neutral colours - my BFF/MOH wore a fit and flare black dress with saddle shoes, my dad’s partner wore a tan suit with a salmon blouse, and my breastfeeding eldest cousin wore capri leggings and a tan chunk-knit wrap dress so she could feel comfortable and still whip out a boob. I made the ring box. My MIL made the cake, and my BFF’s dad lent us his parents’ antique cake topper. I planned the music, and we walked in to Etta James’s “At Last” and out to Amy Winehouse’s cover of “Our Day Will Come”.

The food was grea

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Andrew Coyne 'The Alarming State of Canada's Democracy' University of Alberta Law School Merv Leitch lecture 4 Nov 2013 youtube.com/attribution_l…
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[SELL/SWAP: US TO ANYWHERE] PRICES DROPPED! Pat mcgrath, hourglass ghost, besame, tom ford, aucoin, dior, ysl, becca, tarte, MAC, it cosmetics brushes, nars, guerlain, tons of lip products, etc.

Lots of gently used and new items looking for a good home! Please ask if you're unsure about usage. I try to list usage for everything, including new items. Items are in order of verification photos in each section.

Smoke-free and pet-free home - items will come sanitized! Minimum $5 purchase please. Shipping starts at $3 within the US. I do ship internationally - please let me know your address so I can get an estimate. Please note that shipping to Canada starts at $11 since USPS rates have gone up.

EVERYTHING MUST GO, SO MAKE AN OFFER!!

Primarily selling but open to swaps for high end products. Sales will take precedence over swaps.

Check out perfume I also have for sale here and nail things here!

If you decide to pass after commenting, please let me know ASAP so the item can move on to someone else!

VERIFICATION IS IN EACH SECTION


CHEEKS

  • The Balm Instain Blush - Lace - Swatched - $6 (Retail: $20)
  • Benefit Majorette - New - but has one mark from lid - $15 (Retail: $29)
  • Benefit Feeling Dandy Kit - Includes Posietint 0.13 oz, Cha Cha Tint 0.13 oz., Dandelion 0.1 oz., Ultra Plush Dandelion Lip GLoss 0.22 oz. - NEW (replaced High Beam with Cha Cha Tint) - $17
  • Korres Zea Mays Powder Blush Orange - 44 - 95%+ - $9
  • Illamasqua Blush Duo - Katie + Ambition - 90%+ - $9
  • Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten Tropic Hues - Swatched - $10
  • MAC Powder Blush - Overdyed Satin - 98%+ - $8
  • MAC Sunday Afternoon Face Powder - Usage shown - $5
  • Mark. Havana Sol Cheek Magnet Hook Up Blush-Bronzer Sun and Sand - NEW in box - $2
  • Pretty Vulgar Make Them Blush Mirror Mirror - Used 4X - $12 (Retail: $26)
  • BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector - Poured Creme Prosecco Pop - Usage shown - $9
  • BECCA Spotlight Highlighter - New - $10
  • Ciate Confetti Highlighter - Broke apart and needs to be repressed - $1
  • Ciate Dewy Stix Luminous Highlighting Balm - Glow - NEW - $12
  • Illamasqua Gleam Highlighter - Supernatural - Warm Bronze - NEW in box - $10 (Retail: $28)
  • Jeffree Star 24 Karat Skin Frost Pro Palette - Swatched - $25
  • Lancome Click + Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid - 01 Lumieres d'Or - Used 2X - $9
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[SELL/SWAP: US TO ANYWHERE] PRICES DROPPED! La mer, pat mcgrath, hourglass, besame, tom ford, kevyn aucoin, dior, ysl, becca, tarte, melt, MAC, it cosmetics brushes, nars, guerlain, by terry and more!

Lots of gently used and new items looking for a good home! Please ask if you're unsure about usage. I try to list usage for everything, including new items. Items are in order of verification photos in each section.

EVERYTHING MUST GO, SO MAKE AN OFFER!!

Minimum $5 purchase please. Shipping starts at $3 within the US.

I do ship internationally - please let me know your address so I can get an estimate. Please note that shipping to Canada starts at $11 since USPS rates have gone up.

Primarily selling but open to swaps for high end products. Sales will take precedence over swaps.

Check out skincare I also have up for sale here, perfume here, and nail things here!

If you decide to pass after commenting, please let me know ASAP so the item can move on to someone else!

VERIFICATION IS IN EACH SECTION


CHEEKS

  • Cargo Mini Blush/bronzer duo - New - $3
  • Illamasqua Blush Duo - Katie + Ambition - 90%+ - $9
  • Lancome Belle de Teint 01 Patio Mediterraneen - NEW - $30
  • Mark. Havana Sol Cheek Magnet Hook Up Blush-Bronzer Sun and Sand - NEW in box - $2
  • MAC Sunday Afternoon Face Powder - Usage shown - $5
  • MAC Powder Blush - Overdyed Satin - 98%+ - $8
  • Make Up For Ever Blush - 158 - 90%+ - $7
  • Pretty Vulgar Make Them Blush Mirror Mirror - Used 4X - $12 (Retail: $26)
  • The Balm Instain Blush - Lace - Swatched - $6 (Retail: $20)
  • Benefit Majorette - New - but has one mark from lid - $15 (Retail: $29)
  • Benefit Feeling Dandy Kit - Includes Posietint 0.13 oz, Cha Cha Tint 0.13 oz., Dandelion 0.1 oz., Ultra Plush Dandelion Lip GLoss 0.22 oz. - NEW (replaced High Beam with Cha Cha Tint) - $17
  • Kevyn Aucoin Pure Powder Glow - Natura Neutral - NEW comes with velvet sleeve - $20
  • Korres Zea Mays Powder Blush Orange - 44 - 95%+ - $9
  • Stila Covertible Color Dual Lip Cheek Cream - Gerbera - NEW - $14
  • Jeffree Star 24 Karat Skin Frost Pro Palette - Swatched - $25
  • LORAC Pro Contour Palette - Usage shown, one shade needs to be repressed - $10
  • ~~Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer Nude Bro
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House Party 7/13/20 - Part One

We open our scene, as we get a panning shot of Manchester Music Hall in Lexington, Kentucky! A rabid, excited, and boozed up crowd on hand as we cut to our commentary team.

Paisner: Hello WiR Viewers, and welcome to our first House Party post Gayniversary, as we tour through the south of the United States! I’m Allen Paisner-

Woodbridge: And i’m Mark Woodbridge.

Paisner: And a show we have in store for you tonight! As we see Hippie John get a likely futile chance at revenge against Jim Baker for his previous actions, and it maye be July, but pride keeps rolling on as two famous gays in Tony Stevens and Kat Anavae-Emery clash. A match with potential title implications as Stevens has issued a challenge to independent champion Kaitlyn Casey Jones, and now must back it up! A re-match in a very unhappy, and hopefully not sue-happy for my sake’s, Austin Balandran against Cam’Ron West, and one hell of a banger in the main event! As 7 years of history collide again, as Mark Dutch and Big Money Maverick tear each other apart! But enough about the old for now, we got some new with a double debut match! Lets send it to Javier!

We cut to Javier Babaganoush, as he stands in the middle of the ring ready to announce the coming match.

Javier: The following contest is set for one fall!

Crowd: ONE FALL!

Javier: And is set for a 30 minute time limit. Your referee is Ivan Itchicock.

Badass music has descended upon the Manchester Music Hall, and the crowd doesn’t yet know how to react as the sinister notes progress, but as the guitar kicks in, a man covered in dark tattoos with black hair and facial hair has entered the building, walking with a slow pace towards the ring looking unflinching.

Paisner: We our now gonna be treated to two debuting talents in the following match, and the first of which has just entered the building. Seth Blackheart, a man who some people have described as “The Devil Himself”.

Woodbridge: I don’t know who “some people” is, but include me as one of ‘em, cause this man looks like something summoned out a satanic ritual. Gives me heebie jeebies.

Blackheart ignores fans

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Gayniversary: Six Stripes, Six Years - Part Three

3 - NO!

Crowd: YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

Paisner: Romero has taken probably more punishment than even he expected this match - and he manages to kick out at the last moment!

Woodbridge: He’s still gotta be careful though… this work on the head means GiGi could go for the win with a pinfall or with a Paywall.

Paisner: Of course - and I can’t imagine what tapping Romero out would do to her ego. I’m sure it wouldn’t be pretty.

Romero sits up but almost falls back to the mat again, and has to support himself with an arm planted behind his back, and GiGi grins wide - she runs for the ropes, slapping her ass as she comes off them…

Woodbridge: Way more trouble though, she could end it with the Babysi--

As GiGi thrusts her hips right towards Romero’s forehead and nose out of a full sprint, she’s stopped dead all of a sudden - Romero has managed to swing his arms to his front and grab GiGi’s waist firmly!

Woodbridge: BUT ROMERO’S NOT OUT OF IT YET!

Crowd: YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! / YOU FUCKED UP! YOU FUCKED UP! YOU FUCKED UP!

GiGi looks panicked as Romero, with more effort than usual, pulls her to his chest in a scoop lift and then flips her over his head in a fallaway slam! He stands back up, swaying slightly, but picks GiGi up again like the Viking boat ride at a carnival, slamming her onto his knee for a pendulum backbreaker! He covers!

1!

2!

NO!

Crowd: AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW…

Woodbridge: Romero’s tremendously strong compared to GiGi, and it might not take much from him to put someone smaller away… but he also has gotten little offense this match.

Paisner: Well that’s understandable, given GiGi’s speed, the strategy she’s used, and Romero having to deal with interference in this match by GiGi’s new right hand woman.

Romero sucks in more air and rubs his neck and back, the aches and pains of earlier clearly getting to him. But GiGi is clearly unable to attack effectively at this exact moment… he hoists her by her legs right onto his shoulders into powerbomb position… GiGi still has her wits about her and tries to snap Romero off and down into a hurricanrana but she can’t do it fast or hard enough and Romero grounds himself as she hangs down parallel to his body… he tries to lift her back up again…

Woodbridge: And Street Crash looking imminent...

Crowd: OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH…

Romero takes another deep breath and lifts

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House Party 6/22/2020 - Part Two

Woodbridge: I hate to say it, but it’s unlikely, Allen. It’s a lot easier to pretend everyone else is wrong, and that you had no other option.

The camera pans to a kitchen. We see Tony the Milkman standing there in his leather jacket accompanied by Jim Baker. The table is adorned with ingredients mixing bowls and other baking supplies.

Tony ”Guys, gals and non-binary pals, I welcome you all to the great bake-off! Mr. Baker and I have decided to put our differences behind us but before we officially align we have decided to have one final friendly competition! Since I beat him in our debut match, I picked a stipulation that I believe will help make the score equal.”

Baker: “Tony, you know I’m not a baker, right? It’s just my name?”

Tony: “I get it, Baker, you’re playing a rib on me so I won’t feel bad for losing. It’s ok! We’re partners now!”

Baker “Tony I’m being se-“

Tony: “As is I was saying, The bake-off! Both of us will be baking something, which will then be shared with the rest of the locker room, unless they’re that piece of shit Joey McCarty, or Joey McCarty’s friends.”

Tony stares directly into the camera: “I know how much the people in the locker room love consuming the labor of others without compensation.”

Baker nods in agreement

Tony: “For my entry, I will be making the favored dessert of bisexuals such as myself… Lemon Bars!”

Baker: “And I’m making… uh… cookies I think”

Tomy: “No need to put yourself down, brother! We all know you’re going to smoke me! Anyways let the games begin!

The to go off in opposite directions and begin preparing their deserts. Tony begins making a crust out of flour cornstarch and other ingredients, carefully slicing butter and mixing, while Jim unsuccessfully attempts to make even balls of store bought cookie dough.

Backstage we see Mark Dutch walking around, peeking around corners and down hallways as if he’s searching for someone.

Dutch: Yo Blackwater! We’re done playing hide and seek! Where are you?

Dutch turns around, staring at each door and peeking into some of them, but to no avail.

Dutch: Where the fuck did he go?

After taking a few more steps he stares to the left of him. The camera turns and he comes across Kyle Scott, looking down onto a large map.

Dutch: Kyle. You got a moment?

Kyle looks up, staring back at the tall Dutchman with a focused look on his face?

Kyle: What do you want? Can’t you see I’m busy?

Dutch frowns for

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House Party 6/22/2020 - Part Three

Mercenaire then walks around the ring for a moment, holding his hand to his ear to really listen in on the jeers tossed his way, before he grabs Presagio up, walks him closer to a corner, before lifting him up and planting him down with a uranage! Presagio bouncing up off the mat after he impacts it from the force!

Crowd: OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Paisner: JESUS!

Presagio is now laid flat on the mat, as Mercenaire then backs up to the center of the ring, before charging forwards once more, and front flipping into a leg drop to the neck of Presagio! Driving all the air out of his body!

Crowd: OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Merc then springs up right of of the leg drop, continuing his way to the ropes, hopping on to the middle rope, before looking back at Presagio, and jumping off with an elbow drop to the sternum of Presagio! Further cutting off the oxygen to his body and crushing his chest under the weight, as Presagio clutches right at it!

Crowd: OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Paisner: Second Intention! Two brutalizing moves right in succession! Merc with the cover!

1!

2!

No! Kickout from Presagio!

As Presagio kicks out, Merc springs back to his feet, and goes right back to the turnbuckles! But instead of ascending to just the middle, he instead ascends all the way to the top!

Paisner: Mercenaire up to the top rope, we’ve seen him finish people off with a moonsault from there before, and with what he and Wheeler have put Presagio through, this may very well be another time it ends everything!

Merc steadies himself on the top, making sure his balance is there as he stands up straight. Before he jumps off the top rope with an impressive moonsault! But suddenly, Presagio begins to roll out the way! Merc at the last moment begins to over-rotate and land on his feet. Stumbling back from the momentum he’s carrying. Presagio begins to try and stir, grabbing the ropes to pull himself up through the pain he’s going through, his face strained as he does so, but he eventually gets to his feet!.......just be to be instantly floored by a spinning backfist from Mercenaire.

Crowd: OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Presagio’s eyes show a wide gaze on the mat, his breathing heavy, as his attempts to show life are weak. Merc eyes Presagio down, seeming to wait for Presagio to get back to his feet, as he gradually pushes himself up more and more. Eventually he makes it back to his feet, standing shakily, as Merc doesn’t help, by delivering a kick to one of his

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House Party 06/08/2020 - Part Two

The two men start the match circling each other, slowly inching towards the center of the ring and locking up in a collar-and-elbow tie up. Santiago goes for the standard side headlock, but Graves moves out of the way, gets a hold of the champ’s arm and puts him on a headlock of his own..

Woodbridge: Now I know him personally from a long time ago, but I don't know what the hell Bill Graves meant by "unfinished business" with Santiago, but knowing Sparky, I can only assume we're not talking about hot dogs no more.

Paisner: Either way, the two men are both heavily invested in this match, Mark. It might not be the belt he wanted to compete for, but Graves is the kind of man who wouldn't look out of place holding any major championship out there. Except for the women's ones, I guess.

Sparky sends his opponent back against the ropes and pushes him off to the other side. William bounces off the ropes and charges at him, but the champion drops down and he jumps over. Santiago pops back to his feet and turns around, but he gets sent immediately back to the canvas with a powerful shoulder tackle.

Paisner: We know who has the power advantage, but does it really matter all that much? Sparky's agile enough to not be all that affected by it, and he's proven it in the past!

Woodbridge: Don't underestimate his opponents, Allen. Every match is a different world, anything can happen!

Graves doesn't waste any time and brings Martínez back to his feet with another headlock. The champion tries to get out of the hold with a couple of rough elbows to the stomach, but two clobbering forearms from Graves stop that from happening. Being the heavier man, Graves overpowers the Sparkster and transitions into an arm wrench. Sparky tries to roll out of the hold, but Graves doesn't let go, a new elbow to the back stops him and Graves sends the Colombian to the ropes, bouncing off them into a clothesline. He points at the crowd and smirks.

Crowd: BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Paisner: This might be his home turf, but he's really not getting any love from the capacity crowd here in Port Huron.

Woodbridge: Well, this ain't no Canada, Allen. Bill Graves is such a rat bastard, he'd probably get booed if he was wrestling in his parent's living room.

Santiago gets back up and staggers towards the bottom left corner, where Graves keeps him under control with a barrage of shoulder tackles that bring Sparky down. The bigger man grabs the top ropes as leverage while he pre

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House Party 5/18/2020 - Part One

We start off cold, where we see Allen Paisner sitting at his desk, obviously on the phone.

Paisner: Tyler, we’ve already discussed this, you can’t just duck and dodge Rizwan and say you deserve a title shot - you have to actually fight him -

A pause. Paisner considers for a moment, then nods.

Paisner: You want him at Pyramid of Blood? I can do that. People will want to see it, that’s for sure.

Paisner holds his phone away from his ear as we hear the crackle of TYE DYE BAYBAY ring through the speaker. He grimaces for a moment, then hangs up, before writing something on a sheet of paper.

Paisner: That solves the Tyler problem... now to figure out what to do with Kyle.

We fade to black, as Paisner chews on the top of his pen nervously..

We then cut to to ringside, where we get a panning shot of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43 in Oshawa, Ontario! An excited crowd on hand, many bottles of alcohol already noticed in many fans hands, as we then cut around to our commentary team. Where an excited Allen Paisner and Mark Woodbridge sit.

Paisner: Hello WiR Viewers! And welcome to our go-home show before Pyramid of Blood! I’m Allen Paisner-

Woodbridge: He’s also a pen chewer-

Paisner: Hey! Running a promotion makes a man nervous!

Woodbridge: Anyways, i’m your color commentator, Mark Woodbridge!

Paisner: And what a show we have in store tonight! A tag team title preview as Mason Saunders takes on June Emery-Anavae! We see a man with a reputation as a giant killer in Emmanuel Huang, face off against one of the best giants in this entire business, Stephen Romero! We have the new alliance of Marshall Wheeler and Mercenaire teaming for the first time to take on Afryca, we have Buster Bravado making his first in-ring appearance since his return, taking on Alex Silva of The Coffee Boyz! In our main event, Hugo Ironblood gets a huge opportunity, as he has a shot against Independent Champion, Santiago Martinez! But of course, we have to open the show with something, and what better way than a mystery match for the QWF Championship! We send it to Javier in the ring!

Babaganoush: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL with a 30-minute time limit and is for the QWF CHAMPIONSHIP! Officiating is Harry Undersach!

Crowd: YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

Woodbridge: So Riz is defendin’ against a mystery challenger… I don’t even know who this is. I assume YOU do, Paisner.

Paisner: Not telling.

Babaganoush:

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Unofficial COVID-19 Expansion

**\*Cards Against Humanity Coronavirus Box\***

The CAH Coronavirus Box is a timely and contagiously fun addition to your custom deck. Compiled from an undistinguished mix of original cards, shamelessly stolen and furthermore uncredited cards from across the Internet, cards from the official Cards Against Humanity AI, and official cards from existing decks, this is the perfect deck to ride out the apocalypse on a wave of laughter and depression. Many of the existing cards have even been tweaked to fit your pandemic survival needs, and almost all are guaranteed to be obsolete within a year (we hope).

The CAH Coronavirus Box is NOT designed to be played on its own, and is intended to be mixed with the base deck and existing expansions for the full experience. The deck is designed from a United States perspective in line with the perspective of the base game's creators.

To add this deck to your online XYZZY game, copy-paste the following command into your room's chat box:

/addcardcast EPU2Z

If you have a larger XYZZY base deck (5k white cards or more) and this pack's cards aren't showing up enough, use the duplicate version:

/addcardcast J7BUF

And now, the moment you've been reading for, the full list of included cards! See the comments for the black card list.

**WHITE**

$1,200 Trump Bucks.

20 tons of bat shit.

24-hour media coverage.

29 minutes of a rat-faced Englishman telling me sad facts.

400 of the required 30,000 ventilators.

50 mg of Zoloft daily.

A 3% mortality rate.

A 55-gallon drum of hand sanitizer.

A 7-hour decontamination bath.

A Catholic priest that actually respects boundaries for once.

A Zoom sext.

A bad time to be a libertarian.

A barn that's perfect for storing human bodies.

A bidet.

A bunker full of canned goods and ammunition.

A cloud of joylessness and aerosolized virus particles that slowly encompasses the earth.

A cold and indifferent universe.

A complete inability to understand anyone else's perspective.

A compromised immune system.

A cough and a sudden urge to travel.

A cure for Coronavirus.

A dark future full of troubles.

A dead guy.

A deserted stretch of highway.

A doctor shortage.

A dream team of our nation's greatest scientific minds and Mike Pence for some reason.

A father and son fighting each other over the last scrap of bread.

A freshly-sorority-less sorority girl.

A full pantry, a warm bed, and advanced plumbing.

A full-on panic attack.

A fun, sexy, fatal

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House Party 5/11/2020 - Part Two

We cut to the ring with Javier standing at the ready to announce the next match, as a digital timer set at 00:00 is projected onto the nearby wall closest to the ring.

Javier: The following match is set for One Fall-

Crowd: ONE FALL!

Javier: And is a Beat the Clock match! A timer will be counting up for the duration of the match. When the match ends, the timer will be stopped, and the time projected will be the time to beat for the preceding Beat the Clock matches!

The music of Santiago Martinez plays out through the Forwell Hall as the man himself enters the venue, Independent Title held up high above his head.

Javier: Weighing 182 pounds, fighting out of Coral Gables, Florida, by way of Medellín, Colombia. Santiago Maartinezz!!!

Martinez walks to the ring, looking straight at the camera the whole way.

Martinez: Speedrun time, chat! WIR WR incoming, lets fucking go!

Martinez hops on the apron and steps into the ring through the ropes, and lifts the title one more time as he hands the title to ringside crew.

Now, a different song plays out and into the venue arrives Josh Pine, putting his arms up to a pretty okay response from the Ontario crowd. He half-walks half-jogs to the ring offering handshakes to crowd members, most of whom oblige him.

Javier: From St. Mary’s, Ontario, Canada, weighing 192 pounds, Josh Pine!

Pine is nearly at the ring apron, but suddenly a hooded and masked figure comes from the audience and clotheslines Pine into oblivion!

Crowd: OHHHHHH!!!!

Woodbridge: What the Hell!?!!

Pine is laid out on the ground motionless, and the hooded figure heaves pine up on one shoulder, then runs towards the corner post, ramming Pine’s back into the steel,

Paisner: Who the hell is doing this to Josh Pine?

Woobridge: Yea, that boy hasn’t hurt a soul! Not even in a ring!

The attacker has now gone under the ring and comes out with a kendo stick, and begins wailing away at the back of Pine’s head, repeatedly and with such force until the stick shatters into splinters. The assailant flees into the crowd and out of the venue, and medical staff enter and tend to Pine as the audience and Martinez in the ring look on, stunned.

Woodbridge: Well, I guess.. I guess Martinez needs a new opponent?

Paisner: Whoever that was just carried

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House Party 5/11/2020 - Part One

We open our scene, as we’re out in an isolated, gorgeous bit of wilderness, isolated except for one huge exception, a very lavish gold and white mansion with it’s gold gates at the entrance. We then see a rather out of place looking object drive near the gates, a very unfancy appearing green jeep. A bit before the gate, security guards on the premises instruct the jeep to stop, which it does, as we switch our view to a first person one from inside the jeep as the driver’s side window is rolled down.

Guard: Sir, if you could lower your sunglasses so we could identify you that'd be appreciated

The camera then changes to the guards pov, where we see a man who is clearly Stephen Romero, who appears to be attempting to disguise himself by wearing sunglasses.

Romero: Sorry, I had issues with them falling off so I glued them on and now I can't get them off, now can I get through?

Guard: Hmmm…..I get the feeling I'm getting one pulled over me.

Romero: No sir, just looking to pay a good friend a visit!

Guard: Say, why would our good sir Balandran be friends with someone with a ride like that….and say, you look familiar too…

Romero: I keep all my expensive cars in my garage, if I drove my fancy cars people would surely track me down and threaten me for them. You get too flashy people get envious ya know? And as for your other point, no clue what you're talking about!

Guard: No wait, you're Stephen Romero! You're that guy that's been up in my bosses business!

Romero: What?! Not all bald black guys are the same! Have you ever seen Stephen Romero wear sunglasses?

Guard: Can’t say I have, but still, i’m not quite convinced, can I see your ID?

Romero: Sure! Just hold on a sec….

Romero reaches into his pocket, grabbing his wallet, taking out a card, before flinging it into the guard’s face!

Guard: AH-

*The guard is momentarily distracted, fumbling with the card, which we eventually see to be a grocery store rewards program card. As Romero then FLOORS his gas pedal, and drive right into the gate! Crashing through it, and breaking through it! Leaving the gate a crumpled mess, as Romero shields himself for a moment from the damage done to his car by doing that, as we see a blown windshield, and damaged front end, Romero getting through it miraculously unscaved. Seeing that the jeep is going no further, Romero bails out the car, and sees several guards rushing to the formerly gated area right behind him. With se

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Full Hitman 3 Concept

I know IO already know what they're doing, but I enjoy pretending I can do their work for them, so here's my overall concept for Hitman 3. I've posted a version of this once before, but I've added more to it and have adjusted some things.

Basic Plot Synopsis: 47 continues to hunt down remaining key members of Providence with the help of Lucas Grey, as it becomes clear that Grey has a hidden agenda, culminating in a final showdown between 47 and Grey to tie up all loose ends.

MAIN MISSIONS (summaries posted here may different somewhat from the full versions linked)

  1. Ireland - Murder at Black Valley (Murder Mystery Dinner): A trio of crucial Providence members are celebrating the grand opening of their joint venture; a prestigious Castle Hotel in Black Valley, Ireland, by hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner theater for wealthy elites. A portion of the hotel is open to the public, but the "First Class" wing is restricted for the elites only, and is where the Dinner is taking place. 47 has many devilishly poetic opportunities to kill his targets in plain site with guests possibly believing that it's all part of the game.
  2. Ohio, USA - Power Struggle (Nuclear Power Plant): The grand opening of a Nuclear Power Plant (built out of a retrofitted century-old coal plant) owned by a Providence Member as part of a wider scheme to control the US Power Grid is threatened by an Cultist Terrorist who plans to cause a meltdown. An opportunity to eliminate another member of Providence is met with the chance to prevent a nuclear catastrophe, a world concern that can't be ignored even by the typically a-political Agent 47.
  3. South Dakota, USA - The Ecstasy of Gold (Wild West Resort Town): Low-key Providence Members operating a Wild West themed resort town as a front for human trafficking are on the menu this time. All staff of the resort town remain in character as guests try live out their Wild West fantasies. Daily scripted shows such as show-downs in front of the saloon, hangings, and jail breaks take place on schedule, and can provide 47 with some excellent opportunities to stage unfortunate "accidents" for his targets.
  4. [Puerto Rico - Safe Harbor](https://www.reddit.com/r/HiTMAN/comments/
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