[WP] You're a bride marrying the love of your life. Before the ceremony, in private, your soon-to-be-MIL hands you a bankbook and tells you that her wedding gift is a secret escape fund of six months' worth of living expenses. Everyone is waiting for you to leave the dressing room and marry him.
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Mizuho Bank to charge 1,100 yen for old-fashioned paper bankbooks : The Asahi Shimbun asahi.com/ajw/articles/13…
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What is a λ§ˆμ΄λ„ˆμŠ€ν†΅μž₯? ("Minus Bankbook")

A friend was trying to explain to me what this is, but I'm still a bit confused. I thought it was something like what we call "overdraft protection" in the US, but it seems more like some sort of mini-loan. Does anyone happen to know more about this? What differentiates it from a normal loan?

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Abandoned Bankbook 1954 [4288 x 2848] [OC] flickr.com/photos/sahlgoo…
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In 1983, people in a neighborhood in NOLA noticed their dogs were going missing. A chance look through a window led to police finding a refrigerator filled with dog meat, and some other, unidentifiable meat. And a missing room mate. Where is the rest of Maurice "Earl" Nolan?

It started in early 1983 with a missing persons case. No one had heard from or seen Maurice (Listed in newspapers as "Earl") Nolan for a few weeks after a room mate moved in with him, and his family reported him missing. The neighbors had heard his voice through the walls of their Β 2619 North Robertson Street apartments for a few days after Lawrence John Crowley moved in, but at some point they didn't hear him anymore. Then their dogs started disappearing.

One of the neighbors noticed a skinned dog and dog skeleton in the bathroom of the apartment and complained to the landlord, who called the police to have Lawrence removed from the premises. When the police arrived, Lawrence invited them into the apartment while he gathered his belongings to leave, and police found a dog hide and drops of blood in the bathroom.

They also watched as Lawrence removed about 30lbs of a strange looking meat from the refrigerator. When one of the officers commented on it, Lawrence told them it was dog meat and he ate it all the time. Lawrence was immediately arrested for animal cruelty.

The meat was brought to the coroner's office where it was determined that some of the meat was dog meat. And some of the meat was human, and had a blood group type of 0. Lawrence was charged with second degree murder. A charge that he was ultimately found guilty of, and sentenced to life in prison for.

(Side note here: When he was arrested, Lawrence had "four social security cards, a California bankbook, other papers and a Louisiana driver's license in the names of "different unknown people". Β Which makes me wonder if he killed and ate anyone else.)

Lawrence attempted to appeal the sentence, but every argument presented was rejected. At one point in the appeal document, he even attempts some bizarre kind of gay panic defense, claiming that his counsel was ineffective because the presumed victim was gay, and the defense didn't mention it at trial. I don't know why Earl being gay would have made it okay to eat him, and apparently neither did the court, since this was roundly rejected.

They were not, at that point, able to conclusively identify the remains as Maurice Earl Nolan. Dr. Richard Tracy, a pathologist with the coroner's office, stated the human remains which were recovered as " human ribs, breast bone, kidney, spleen, shoulder blade, and voice box. Some skin tissue attached to the voice box indicated that the victim was a male with very pale Caucasian pigmentation and a dark b

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[o levels] edusave award monies

hi guys for the edusave award monies... ik there's a prev post about it but the problem is that I've already linked my bank to my paynow? is there something else I need to do? I followed every step yet there's no notif that I received the money!! even the moe postman emailed that my paynow registration is successful 😭I'm legit scared because Idk what to do kebdjjsjd also do they email the notif to you?? cus I didn't get any email.. or do we go to the bank individually to update our bankbooks???

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a tier list for the specified slot cards from Greed Island

S (True S) – Millennium Butterfly, Night Jade, Sage's Aquamarine
A (High Potential or Wonder) – Ruler's Blessing, Patch of Forest, Plot of Beach, Pitcher of Eternal Water, Golden Scales, Angel’s Breath, Witch's Rejuvenation Potion, Wild Luck Alexandrite, Roaming Ruby, Staff of Judgment, Sword of Truth
B (Highly Useful) – Spirited Away Hollow, Liquor Spring, Golden Guidebook, Connection Severing Scissors, Mood Clock, Toraemon, Tome of a Thousand Tales, Night Shift Dwarves, Book of V.I.P. Passes, Capricious Remote, Favor Cushion, Parrot Candy, Recycling Room, Sleeping Girl, Revenge Shop, Club "You Rule", Mad Scientist's Plastic Surgery, Beauty Magnet Emerald, Plastic King, Swap Ticket, Book of Life, 3-D Camera
C (Highly Satisfying) – Skin Care Hot Springs, Pregnancy Stones, Mystery Pond, Tree of Plenty, Fairy King's Advice, Poltergeist Pillow, X-Ray Goggles, Hypothetical T.V., Risky Dice, Double Postcard to the Dead, Hormone Cookies, Universal Survey, Fledgling Athlete/Artist/Politician/Musician/Pilot/Novelist/Gambler/Actor/CEO, Gold Dust Girl, Aromatherapy Girl, Hideout Realtor, Instant Foreign Language School, Long Lost Delivery, Virtual Restaurant, Witch's Love Potion, Rainbow Diamond, Memory Helmet, Silver Dog, Panda Maid
D (Highly Interesting) – Golden Dictionary, Luck Bankbook, Fickle Genie, Imp's Wink, Pre-Order Vouchers, Chameleon Cat, Miniature Mermaid/Dino/Dragon, Pearl Locusts, Perfect Memory Studio, Secrets Video Rental, Vending Check-Up, Witch's Diet Pills, Mad Scientist's Steroids/Pheromones, Lonely Sapphire, Levitation Stone
E (Trinkets) – King Great White Beetle, Doyen's Growth/Virility Pills//Hair Restorer, Blue Planet

See tier list at https://tiermaker.com/list/anime-and-manga/greed-island-items-581865/838852

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Student Visa, CoE, Bank Balance?

Hi, I am currently scheduled to start my master's in October, and the university already asking to apply for CoE. One of the requirements is :

"Certificate of bank balances" or "Copy of bankbook (all pages)"

The question is how much do you actually need for a student visa? They previously said:

" I meant 60,000JPY up to 100,000JPY as their living expenses per month, moreover it is better for you to be prepared with enough amount of the expenses at least for 6 months when applying for COE, which would be 600,000JPY for the period"

But from what I have seen from another thread and some websites, they require about 1.5 - 2.5 mil? Is it different and depends on the Institution you're in, or is there a consensus where under a certain amount, it is very likely for the visa to not be granted?

I don't have 1.5-2.5 mil lying around right now, it is in a term deposit and already past the due date, so I need to wait until next month to avoid a penalty, but the deadline is in 9 days

Also, I am from Indonesia, because I noticed that they, who are from some European countries or the U.S. don't really need this bank balance requirement

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[TOMT][MOVIE] East Asian movie about a woman who loves money and goes treasure hunting

I watched this comedy when I was about 7 years old. In the first scene the narrator says how the main character as a child liked to count money and check her bankbook constantly. As an adult she goes treasure hunting. I have typed every possible variation of this plot into Google but no luck.

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Possible AirBnB Scam

Anyone come across this before, I am a host and just received this suspicious request, the sender is new, has no profile, no reviews and has only provided an email.

"im going to have a business trip to Scotland. I came across your listing and I was thinking to book your apartment. However, there is one sensitive issue I'd like to discuss personally. I have decided actually not to stay in your apartment upon arrival, my good old friend is going to host me instead. Here's my plan. Book your apartment, never check in and get the rental fee that will be paid by my employer. You can just have some money for doing nothing. If you find this proposal as intriguing as I do, please get back to me soon. You can contact me in wathsap. My numbra is pluzs onne ssevven thhre............... Looking forward to hearing back soon!"

Id for sure say to good to be true, but not come across anything like it yet on AirBnB,

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Anyone know what type of scam this person is trying to carry out ? I’ve gotten 3 requests now and reported all of them but they keep on requesting to book
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What are some ways to become a citizen of a different country?
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Fathom the Real-time Ledgers - A look into FRL finances - Issue 36 - Help Me, I'm Malayapore

The FRL is a unique series in that team financial records are available in real time. This bulletin will be a regular update into each team's financial position throughout the season.

#FORMULA A


Team: Brickyard | Current balance: 50.81m | Status: Rich

Brickyard have spent 5m on upgrades since the last issue, their hefty quarterly sponsorship payment keeping their bankbooks looking very healthy.


Team: Chevrolet | Current balance: 35.00m | Status: Insecure

Chevrolet have spent nothing since our last issue, and investors must be getting concerned as the team sits on 0 points. This is looking like a season to rebuild but the fact they're even in the conversation for relegation is quite shocking. Let's hope they have a contingency plan in place to put some points on the board...


Team: Ghost | Current balance: 13.13m | Status: Insecure

Just the one investment for Ghost since our last issue, a 4m spent into drag. That means they've spent 12m on this season's car, more than any other team except Red Bull.


Team: Harimau Racing | Current balance: 30.56m | Status: Okay

Harimau continue to drip-feed R&D, investing another 5.28m to take their total for the season to 10m. They have also invested an additional 1m in a granular reliability upgrade.


Team: Mercedes-AMG | Current balance: 3.59m | Status: Insecure

Mercedes have their quarterly sponsorship to thank for getting them out of debt. Their only spending to report is an enigmatic 0.01m 'adjustment' that is sure to get people guessing. The smallest possible payment at 10k would presumably not buy much, though.


Team: Pikainen | Current balance: 38.46m | Status: Secure

Nothing to report.


Team: Porsche | Current balance: 0.62m | Status: Insecure

Porsche may be out of debt but investors are starting to grow concerned with their position in last place on the table, and also their somewhat unrestrained spending. They have parted with 57.52m in one-off expenses this season, around the third highest for Formula A. Their spend since last issue includes 4m on downforce improvements and an additional 4m on R&D to take their total investment for FRL06 to 24m. Let's just hope they're still in FA to enjoy it.


Team: Red Bull | Current balance: 5.40m | Statu

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Fathom the Real-time Ledgers - A look into FRL finances - Issue 35 - Brazilian Banknotes

The FRL is a unique series in that team financial records are available in real time. This bulletin will be a regular update into each team's financial position throughout the season.

#FORMULA A


Team: Brickyard | Current balance: 37.49m | Status: Rich

Brickyard's status is slightly downgraded from Powerhouse to Rich as they spend 7.5m on factory improvements. This was almost completely covered by the 6.2m they have already received in prize money this season.


Team: Chevrolet | Current balance: 31.53m | Status: Insecure

Chevrolet may have had cash to spend this season but investors are getting nervous with their total of 0 points so far. Despite that they have splashed 25m on R&D for next season. That will pay long-term dividends but they still have to survive in the short-term...


Team: Ghost | Current balance: 12.32m | Status: Insecure

Ghost are another team to spend big this week, dropping 15m on R&D.


Team: Harimau Racing | Current balance: 32.24m | Status: Okay

Nothing to report.


Team: Mercedes-AMG | Current balance: -4.96m | Status: Insecure (In debt)

Mercedes, looking to keep up with the big boys, spend 20m on R&D for next season, being amongst the first Formula A teams to drop into debt. That puts some question marks over the team who had been running a fairly steady ship financially, and must be considered a fairly significant risk.


Team: Pikainen | Current balance: 27.90m | Status: Secure

Another team spending big on R&D this week was Pikainen, who invested 20m also. Pikainen have also invested 8m on in-season upgrades to drag and downforce. With good cashflow the team are still a solid investment, particularly if their on-track performance from Canada continues.


Team: Porsche | Current balance: -1.45m | Status: Okay (In debt)

Porsche also enter this debt, as they join other teams in investing 20m in R&D. An early R&D spending war in Formula A could spell disaster for the backmarker teams, and it will be fascinating to see how the teams manage it if their rivals continue to pour money into next season.


Team: Red Bull | Current balance: 2.56m | Status: Okay

Nothing to report.


Team: Royal Awal | Current balance: 18.49m | S

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Fathom the Real-time Ledgers - A look into FRL finances - Issue 29 - Germgary

The FRL is a unique series in that team financial records are available in real time. This bulletin will be a regular update into each team's financial position throughout the season.

#FORMULA A


Team: Chevrolet-Draig | Current balance: 4.94m | Status: Okay

Nothing to report.


Team: Ford-Brickyard | Current balance: 44.29m | Status: Rich

Nothing to report.


Team: Ghost | Current balance: -13.27m | Status: Insecure (In debt)

Ghost puts themselves into debt with a large spend since our last issue, investing 10m into R&D and 7m into their factory. They might be turning a profit but investors are starting to wonder how they will manage next season if they fail to secure another strong sponsorship deal.


Team: Harimau | Current balance: 6.16m | Status: Insecure

Nothing to report.


Team: Pikainen | Current balance: 14.41m | Status: Secure

Nothing to report.


Team: Royal Awal | Current balance: 4.10m | Status: Very Secure

Royal Awal put an additional 4.75m into their factory.


Team: Ryan | Current balance: -1.94m | Status: Insecure (In debt)

Nothing to report.


Team: TF Sport | Current balance: -0.08m | Status: Okay (In debt)

Nothing to report.


Team: Toyota-Red Bull | Current balance: -8.78m | Status: Secure (In debt)

Nothing to report.


Team: TVR Griffith | Current balance: -18.19m | Status: Okay (In debt)

Nothing to report.


Team: WLD | Current balance: 65.07m | Status: Rich

Nothing to report.

#FORMULA B


Team: Andrieux | Current balance: -14.29m | Status: Insecure (In debt)

Nothing to report.


Team: Arcuri | Current balance: -0.63m | Status: Insecure (In debt)

Arcuri become the 10th Formula B team to go into debt.


Team: Aston Martin | Current balance: -19.03m | Status: Insecure (In debt)

Aston Martin fall perilously close to the debt limit - our analysts are saying it could go either way as to whether they'll survive this season without going bankrupt.


Team: Dusk | Current balance: 0.49m | Status: Insecure

Nothing to report.


Team: Gravity | C

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UPDATE: Reigniting passion with my (45 M) wife (43 F)

Hey, everyone,

This is an update on a post I did last week. Here's a link to it:

https://www.reddit.com/r/DeadBedrooms/comments/cowtpx/i_45_m_want_to_reignite_the_passion_with_my_wife/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x

Not too long after posting this, I tried, unsuccessfully again, to seduce my wife. While in bed, we started kissing and we seemed to both be getting into it some. Admittedly, I was into it more than she was as she did not move and respond as much as I'm used to when she's passionate. At one point, I say to her, "I love you." Her response was, "yeah, I love ya." It was not heartfelt or sincere, just kind of a flippant response to get one out of the way, you know? Both playfully and little Dommy, I say to her, "Say it like you mean it." and smile.

The proverbial sh*t hit the fan. She pushed me off, upset and mumbling and grumbling about how I can't demand that from her and make her say something she should only say if she feels it. (I thought that was an odd thing to say since I thought she always felt it...but maybe not?) She rolled over, turned off the light, went to sleep, and that was over.

The next day, I try to give her some space, but eventually we get into the same room and start talking. The crap that hit the fan the previous night was nothing compared to this blow out argument. She threatened to divorce me and move back to our home state (4 hours away). I'm asking her why she would do that over me asking her to say she loved me. She said she knew I had a gf and I tell there is no way in hell I have or would cheat on her and ask her why she thinks that I did. She said I spend so much time on the computer and so on and so on, We started off very heated and it got worse.

Again, for the record, there is no gf. My wife is all I want and need and I have no desire to risk that.

But then, she said something that I had to admit was true. She said that I get into playing on the computer and on my phone a lot and it's been taking my attention away from her and my son. That hit home but I said that this is how I relax and I deserve to after all the challenges I've been dealing with (check my post history, you'll get an idea). And she said that when I do that, I'm mentally gone and I can't be there for my son, meaning she has to. She felt abandoned to deal with a son

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Owen Redman has been missing since 1991. There have been no sightings of him at all. (The article is from 2014)

On the 21/02/1991 Owen REDMAN born 1966 of Brunswick, was reported missing. REDMAN, an employee of Greenpeace at the time, failed to turn up for work and did not collect his pay. REDMAN took no money, bank books or personal belongings.

OWEN Redman vanished 14 years ago without a trace, sparking a long and painful search.

His family still believe he is alive and want to hear his voice again. He was 25 when he vanished and would now be 38.

Yesterday, police and welfare agencies launched Missing Persons Week, urging people to contact their family through an email, just to let them know they are OK.

In Victoria thousands of people are left anguished and bewildered when a loved one has left without trace.

Police figures show that in the 12 months to July, 6646 people were reported missing in Victoria -- 2912 were 17 or younger.

Owen's father, John, and brother, Dylan, said he had become depressed over relationship problems and suddenly left his house, leaving almost everything he owned behind.

Police were told he failed to attend work and did not collect his wages while his money, bankbooks and passport were found at his Brunswick home.

"The last time I saw him was in 1990, around about his birthday on October 8," John said.

"He was upset he had split with his partner at the time."

Dylan made a tearful plea for his brother to contact him yesterday as he relived the pain of more than a decade of wondering about him.

"I really miss him and I just want to know he's OK," Dylan said.

"It doesn't matter what he's into or where he's at, I don't care.

"I just want to see him, or at least know, get some sort of closure on this whole thing.

"It just seems so stupid not to know where someone's at, and they're so important to you.

"I love my brother and I just want to know, is he OK? Is he dead? Is he overseas having a great time? I just want to know, yes or no, is he still around?"

Last week the family was given access to police findings about his disappearance.

Dylan, 33, believes a letter written in 1992, stating that Owen had died of a drug overdose, may have been written by his brother.

"We just want him to contact us," Dylan said.

Police Assistant Commissioner for Crime Simon Overland said the theme of Missing Persons Week was "Talk, please don't walk".

http://www.australianmissingpersonsregister.com/OwenRedman.htm

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FRL04R08 Bahrain Grand Prix | Media Q&A's

Formula A

Chevrolet-Draig

Not the result you wanted today and it seems like WLD and Pikainen might be difficult to beat in the championship. How much is this down to running your own engine and having no customers? Do you regret being a manufacturer team and would this season have gone better if you'd been a customer?

> I don't think our engine program has any effect to be honest. The gains from marketing and exposure to the Chevrolet brand are worth it alone.

Ford-Brickyard

Another 1-2 finish, congratulations. This means that the top spot of the drivers' championship is separated by just one point, between your two drivers. How do you manage that when you still don't have a comfortable margin to Royal Awal and Toyota-Red Bull?

> Both drivers know that we will let them compete against each other every weekend. But once it gets to Sunday they need to show each other more respect and avoid a crash that would eliminate both of them. Even if you finish 2nd to your teammate those are important points and going from 18 to 0 would be worse.

Harimau

No points today, and TVR have left you behind in the championship to be closer to the mid-field battle. Can you reel them back in, or is 8th the best you can hope for?

> Internally, our goal was to finish no lower than 8th. That is what we are still fighting for. Admittedly I didn't expect TVR to be as good as they are, but we already established that our realistic opponents would be Ghost, TF Sport, and Ryan. Those teams we are focussing to be ahead of.

Pikainen

Izmaylov had a decent recovery after a poor Saturday, which saw her qualify in a lowly 16th. How frustrating was that for you when the car had strong race pace, particularly when the battle for 4th place is so tight?

> It's very frustrating. It seems nothing we can do is right on both days.

Your podium back in the US is a distant memory, are you confident you can get back on there before the end of the season?

> I'm not sure of anything anymore. But we are always trying for it and don't slack off.

One last question, are you able to comment on your plans for the upcoming driver's market? You have both of your driver contracts expiring at the end of this season - could we see an all-new Pikainen line-up next year, or are you looking to keep the same drivers?

> We see what will happen, but we are a Finnish team and would like a

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Demolition Days Part 24 A

That reminds me of a story.

β€œWhat do you meant there’s going to be a 14-day hold on the checks?”

I was in the Farmer’s and Swineherds 1st National Bank of Cuba, New Mexico trying, vainly, to open an account. I desperately needed to deposit my grant checks and withdraw some funds to replenish my emaciated larder from my trip down to Socorro and the Fossil Forest.

β€œI’m sorry, Mr. Rock, but its bank policy. You’re not a New Mexico native and these checks are over the limit…”

β€œOK, let me explain: I’m a geology graduate student from Baja Canada. These are checks drawn on New Mexico banks; not only from a New Mexico incorporated gas company but from a New Mexico state bureau.” I tried to explain.

β€œBe that as it may, I cannot vouch for either you or these checks, therefore it’s a two week waiting period for them to clear.” The banker replied.

β€œLook, Sir. I’m broke without these funds. I’m going to be here nearly five months out in Lago de Estrella doing my research. I’m down to a quarter tank of gas and my last piece of fried chicken from Cluck in a Bucket. Can’t you call Dr. Don down in Socorro at the Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources? He’ll vouch for me. And the checks, hell, they are from his grants.” I pleaded.

β€œNo, I’m sorry, but there’s nothing I can so [sniffs]. Now if you have anything else…” he haughtily dismisses me.

β€œIs there any way I could negotiate a loan or something? The way things are, I’ll have just enough gas to get to the pump station but not enough to return to Cuba for provisions.” I implored.

β€œPump station? What about the pump station?” he asks.

β€œYeah, I’m bivouacking out at the Lago de Estrella gas pumping station while I’m doing my fieldwork. Dr. Don at the Bureau called Javen Spanner here in Cuba and he sorted it all out with Jerry Erdgaz, the manager out at the pump station.” I sighed.

β€œDid you say β€˜Javen Spanner’?” the banker asks, suddenly very interested.

β€œYeah, Javen Spanner. I spoke with him just before I left Socorro; hell of a nice guy donates loads to the bureau. Anytime he finds something geologically weird on his ranches, he calls the bureau to come check it out. Helps out students…” I reply wearily.

β€œAnd you know him?” The banker asks hurriedly.

β€œWell. I’ve spoken with him on the phone a couple of times and he’s invited me to his ranch for dinner when I get in town. But now…” I tiredly answer.

β€œWell, why didn’t you say so? One moment please!” as the banker picks up the phone and hits speed dial.

A

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Last night, I saved an injured girl. Today, I woke up in her body.

I have been told I am a soft touch. No, that's putting it too mildly -- I'm one of those suckers they say is born every minute. So when the girl - Alissa, she said her name was - came to my door all battered and bruised, yeah, of course I helped her. Of course I completely skipped over the part where I asked any number of important questions you ask before letting a stranger into your home.

No, I just got out the first aid kit, bandaged her cuts and scrapes, and made her a cup of hot tea while she sniffled and looked at me with big blue doe eyes full of gratitude and vulnerability. I tried talking her into calling the cops or at least going to a hospital, but she sang me a song about an abusive ex-boyfriend searching for her, and how she feared for her life if she contacted any kind of authority. Predictably, that tune made my big stupid heart break and my rotten stupid tiny brain shut down completely. I told her I'd let her stay the night. I had a flight to catch in the morning, but on the way to the airport I'd drop her off at a women's shelter I knew of where she'd be safe. She hugged me, and cried, and thanked me...and I just ate it up. I could plead a recent illness addling my mind, but that'd be dishonest -- it wasn't sickness, it was just stupid.

Maybe I shouldn't have been surprised. This is a recurring theme with me. People have conned me all my life. I've been conned out of money, out of jobs...being conned out of my body was a first, though.

When I woke the next morning, I found myself in the guest room -- where I'd put her to sleep last night. I screamed when I saw my reflection in the mirror by the bed. And for probably ten minutes thereafter.

I was her. The battered, bruised, sunken-eyed waif I'd dragged in off the street last night...I was in her body. When I recovered enough to move, I ran in a panic through the house, searching for...well, me. But my body was nowhere to be seen. Nor, I discovered, was my phone, my car keys, the bags I'd packed, or my freaking ticket to Hawaii! What I did find after I circled back into the guest room, was a note -- in a hand disturbingly similar to my own.

I'm sorry. You seem like an okay lady.

The thing is...well, you've got a lot of things I don't. And I've got a lot of baggage I'd just as soon leave behind.

The one thing of my own that I do have, though, *is knowledge. Old knowledge, about old ways, passed down from mother to daughter in my family for generations. I won

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What is this thing?

Watching "What's wrong with secretary Kim" on Netflix and this thing was on screen for 1-2 seconds. One woman is giving it to another saying that this is the money she feels she owes and this is hers (2nd woman) now to do whatever she wants.

Is this a pre-paid debit card? What is this yellowish thing? How does this works?

Thank you!

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πŸ“…︎ Mar 14 2019
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Demolition Days, Part 25A

That reminds me of a story.

β€œFIRE IN THE HOLE!”

BLAAAT! Tootles the air horn.

β€œHIT IT!”

PAHROOMP! ...KERBLAM! …PAHRUMPH! …KA-BOOM!

Beauty. Those ripple charges work a treat, I think to myself. Good old Primacord, dynamite and millisecond delay booster caps…

β€œRock! That was astounding!” Javen exclaims. β€œThey told me that blasting wouldn’t work on that ol’ brush pile, too overgrown, packed solid with debris. Said I’d have to get a bunch of Goomers out here to dismantle it by hand. Guess you proved them wrong.”

β€œYep, Javen.” I agreed, β€œThere’s not much that you can’t do with explosives if you put your mind to it.”

Javen Spanner had mentioned when we first met that he might have a few odd jobs I could help him sort from time to time. It was not really in the form of a request. He had insinuated that life for me out in the wilds of the New Mexico high desert would proceed much more smoothly if I would help him out β€œfrom time to time”.

In the last 3 weeks, I’ve blasted a large livestock stock-tank, taken care of some errant greasewood trees, and opened several debris-choked wadis, or dry washes.

It doesn’t rain a whole lot here in the high desert, but it does in the adjacent mountains.

When it rains up there, it’s doesn’t fuck around. The wadis draining those mountains go from bone dry to five or six feet of rapidly running rainwater in minutes.

You keep an eye on the distant weather as you really don’t want to be caught in a slot wadi when it decides to flood.

All that water, with its gravity supplied momentum, carves deep into the wadi bed.

However it’s not so much the water itself that’s the problem, it’s what it carries. A flash flood will only make a wadi crossing impassible for an hour or two. Though it will transport anything that’s in the wadi or falls off the natural levees. That means it will deposit, over time snags, snarls, and schmoo in the wadi tract which will just trap more debris the next time it floods.

Over time, it will build a natural dam and wreak all sorts of havoc as the watercourse is blocked and it backs up, or worse, decides to cut a new channel. The pile of debris traps water a little longer, and any vegetal matter trapped will decompose, providing natural fertilizer for any spores, seeds or shoots swept into the wadi during the last flood. This makes the dam damn near impregnable and a hazard for livestock and people as well. It’s dangerous enough out here without these impediments to hydrology.

So, they h

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[Rant] Japanese banks, a tale of prehistoric robots

Been in Japan over a decade but today was too much. Trying to withdraw some cash at the ATM near my office but the screen says "card demagnetized, please go to the counter". The card is new (newly emitted a couple months ago because the wife lost it, sigh...) so it shouldn't be a problem but after a few tries, I decide to go talk to the bank people and... here we go:

  • as soon as I approach the poor girls just here to assist the ticket machine, I get the "a foreigner! Quick, hide the cash and bring the security ojisan!!" look... Ok...
  • I explain my issue in Japanese but all I got was "eeto... You... Kuraianto...?"... Damn robot!
  • they try my card at the counter and it works! We try at the ATMs inside the bank but the robot tell me to try only the new machines and of course, it doesn't work... Your card technology was developed by a 5 yo or what??
  • we go to another counter to have a new card made and the guy (yes the responsibility tasks are only handled by guys in this country... re-sigh) asks for my hanko and bankbook... Fuck you! Do you think I walk around with my hanko in my ass or what?? so no cash for me today...

Anyways it's just an example of why I hate banks in Japan:

  • fucking close at 3pm
  • you pay to withdraw, even in your own bank's ATM
  • filled with useless robots
  • no hanko no life
  • bankbook are still a thing but should be burned
  • separate cards for withdrawal and online payment (to be honest, they offer two in one cards now)

The finishing touch: I opened my account maybe 20 years ago, went back home a few years and then back again in Japan. I left a few hundred yens in the account to keep it alive and when I tried to re-activate it, the counter robot.. hum girl, asked for my signature, then compared it to the one from when I opened the account and tells me: "but sir, it's not the same". Me "of course it's the same, it's my signature". It "look here, this part is slightly longer by a millimeter". Me "oh boy..."

After reading this, I realize it's not funny or anything but I just needed to get it out. Fuck you JP banks!

Beware weebos, this country will lure you with pillow waifu and stuff but in the end, it will crush whatever sanity you have left.

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I [26M] plan on getting married soon, but can't bring myself to invite or even tell my parents [76M,62F]

EDIT: Thanks for all the replies. I will try respond to a few of the ones that I felt I should either add clarification for, or follow up with questions/discussion. I've read every reply and truly appreciate every single one regardless of the stance, but I simply don't think I have the time to reply to them all, sorry.

Throwaway because it's possible this will contain enough info to potentially identify me to friends/family.

This post is going to get VERY LONG, but I will try to be as concise as possible. There's so much involved here I'm really not sure where to even start. Maybe the best way is to provide some personal anecdotes with my parents, leading up to why I tried to cut ties with my dad, leading to why I now don't talk to both my parents. Yes, there is a TLDR at the bottom.

Growing up my dad would constantly tell me stories between him and my mom's parents that made him seem like the victim and made my grandparents seem like the bad guys. The greatest extent my mom would go to stop him from doing this was to just say "Stop it, it's not nice", but he would continue and she would enable it. As a result, in my younger and teenage years, I kind of feared and didn't 100% like my grandparents, because I've been given the impression that they secretly hate my dad for no good reason at all. On top of this, every time we were going to go to my mom's family's place for different holidays, my dad would make a huge fuss about going over, calling them names, complaining about the time we're supposed to make it there, purposely going slow to make us late, etc., resulting in either my mom or me (or both) being really mad at him for the entire visit there. Looking back it must have been very obvious to everyone there that we were always in a bad mood when we went to visit, while my dad pretended to like them all while there.

Let's back up a little bit to middle school. My English teacher had us read the newspaper once a week and present or write reports on different articles. One of these days, the teacher asks to see me after class. He shows me an article on the front page of our local newspaper (which I just realized wasn't included during the activity in class) that says someone with the same name as my dad has been arrested for money laundering. At the time I had zero idea what was going on, and when he asked me if I was ok or knew about it I just said I was fine and didn't know anything about it. That day, my mom picks me up from school, and I ask hi

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Fathom the Real-time Ledgers - A look into FRL finances - Issue 21 - Yelling about Yen

The FRL is a unique series in that team financial records are available in real time. This bulletin will be a regular update into each team's financial position throughout the season.

#FORMULA A


Team: Chevrolet-Draig | Current balance: 40.22m | Status: Secure

Chevrolet make an additional 2m investment into their downfoce, taking their total spent on in-season upgrades to 6m so far. Some believe that's not enough if they want to get back in touch with the top 5 teams, with many of their rivals having spent double that amount.


Team: Ford-Brickyard | Current balance: 43.91m | Status: Rich

Nothing to report.


Team: Ghost | Current balance: -1.28m | Status: Okay (In debt)

Nothing to report.


Team: Harimau | Current balance: 27.58m | Status: Okay

Nothing to report.


Team: Pikainen | Current balance: 36.18m | Status: Very Secure

Nothing to report.


Team: Royal Awal | Current balance: 15.90m | Status: Rich

Nothing to report.


Team: Ryan | Current balance: 15.61m | Status: Insecure

Ryan have managed to attract yet another fine, taking their total to 1.25m for the season so far. A team who are struggling to manage their contracts and finances can scarcely afford to continue hemorrhaging cash like this.


Team: TF Sport | Current balance: 7.48m | Status: Okay

TF Sport become the 5th FA team to dip their toes into R&D, investing 5m into next season.


Team: Toyota-Red Bull | Current balance: 12.31m | Status: Very Secure

Nothing to report.


Team: TVR Griffith | Current balance: -18.90m | Status: Okay (In debt)

Nothing to report.


Team: WLD | Current balance: 73.25m | Status: Powerhouse

Nothing to report.

#FORMULA B


Team: Andrieux | Current balance: -2.38m (In debt) | Status: Insecure

Nothing to report.


Team: Arcuri | Current balance: 17.55m | Status: Insecure

Nothing to report.


Team: Aston Martin | Current balance: -10.67m | Status: Insecure (In debt)

Nothing to report.


Team: Dusk | Current balance: 15.11m | Status: Insecure

Nothing to report.


Team: Gravity

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DRX Fan Meeting Notice

[Fan Meeting Notice] Fan Meeting ticket Open D-1! πŸ“ŒΒ Β At 1/24(Fri) 20:00(KST), http://drxglobal.shop

πŸ“Œ Venue: VSG Arena (Gangnam, Seoul, Korea)

πŸ“Œ Payment Method : Deposit without bankbook, Bank transfer, Mobile phone payment

*There is no live broadcasting for Fan Meeting and it is strictly banned to take photo for the first section of Fan MeetingπŸ˜₯

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πŸ“…︎ Jan 23 2020
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International student supporting financial documentation

I don't know what form these financial documents need to be exactly. Would a PDF of a bankbook do?

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My BOE is forcing me to pay 13万円 to a professional cleaning company before I leave. Is this legal, or can I fight it?

My BOE has decided to hire a professional cleaning company to the tune of 13δΈ‡ as I’m leaving. I’m looking around and even for professionals, this sounds ridiculously expensive.

Complicating matters, I actually want my bathroom professionally cleaned, as the drains haven’t actually drained in months and I haven’t been able to get this taken care despite repeated requests and asking friends/coworkers to help. Now they tell me I can get help AFTER I pay the exhorbitant cleaning fee....that wouldn’t even be necessary if they’d let me take care of the problem before. I’m also willing to pay for the air conditioner to be cleaned because I’ve lived here three years and I’ve heard air conditioners do need professional cleaning every two to three years.

Beyond this though, I neither want nor require any services. My BOE wants the entire apartment deep cleaned, the uncountable holes in the walls (these were also here before I came; I’ve never put anything up) and the broken cupboard (also broken before I came, and pointed out upon moving in) fixed at my expense. They’ve repeatedly told me to throw away all my β€œtrash”, designating basically everything outside two suitcases as trash and they wanted that done three weeks before I left. Last time we spoke I informed them that it was all sold to my successor and I could not throw it out because it’s now her possessions. They looked angry and after that started making noises about how old the wooden floor is and that it needs replacing.

From everything I can tell, they want my apartment spruced up to much nicer than when I came, and it was a perfectly good, if old, place then. They expect me to pay for all of this and keep telling me I have to because they’ve magically lost all the paperwork recording these problems before. Unfortunately, I was a naive idiot and did not take detailed photographs when I moved in because I thought the paperwork would protect me.

I should also add, despite my BOE being horrible right now, I've really had many wonderful experiences in Japan and made friends here. I don't want to do anything that might get me barred from the country, and I'm worried that simply not paying this bill might do that.

Furthermore, my last paycheck is deposited into my account after I leave. It should only be a couple hundred dollars for the last couple of days I work in August, and at this point I don't care about losing it. But between that and the bills that will also come out for 1-2 months, I can't close

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Rice's "Supporting financial documentation"

So rice requests "supporting financial documentation" to show that the money I said I can pay is actually there. Would a scan of a bankbook do? Banks are closed until 1/8 here.

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