Misadventures with a 1959 Erotica book: "Golden Tramp" by Daoma Winston

Let’s read another ‘50s smut book. This time*, Golden Tramp* by Daoma Winston, released by Beacon in 1959. Winston was a very prolific author during the era and for the 40 years following. She produced a ton of novels in her lifetime, focusing on mystery, occult, and romance. Unsurprisingly, when listing her works, few include this one, presumably because they don’t want to draw attention to her work in smut, and because I think this is one of her first novels.

The cover tells us: “SHE’D TRY ANYTHING ONCE-OR ANYBODY!” And that: “Gay was a peculiar girl, so bewitchingly beautiful yet she would give herself to men, to women, even to complete strangers. Why? What drove her to this endless orgy of the flesh?”

(Endless orgy of the flesh? Okay, I’ll read that.)

TRIGGER WARNING FOR EVERYTHING! This book is a nightmare! If you have empathy of any kind, save yourself and run away now!


The book begins by introducing us to our protagonist, Gay. Gay is standing in front of a doorway, hesitant to enter. Inside there is a cocktail party and banquet taking place, which she is late for. She doesn’t want to go in. The party is in her honor, but she still doesn’t want to go in there.

She is joined a moment later by Peter Storm, who also doesn’t want to enter either. Peter has no interest in the party or the woman it’s celebrating. He’s never met this “Gay” person, but he jokes with Gay that she must be a hag. Gay tells him who she is. Peter does not apologize. Peter does not feel embarrassed. Gay falls in love.

Inside, all of Gay’s business associates and friends are assembled. We then follow Gay around the room, having mysterious conversations with each of them, about topics we do not understand. One guest’s relationship is used to define another, creating a hopelessly tangled tapestry which will take us chapters to unravel, if at all.

Introducing a large group of characters all at the same time is a mistake, Book. I can’t keep these people straight. And the fact that their introductions are often by name only doesn't help. For example: “She was still in the hall, listening to the party voices, now somewhat shrill, when Felicia Fallon touched her arm.” Okay, cool. Who’s that? (To go all Kindergarten Cop, “Who is my daddy and what does he do?”) You have to tell me, “Barney arrived at the party with Felicia Fallon, his long-time secretary and unrequited love. Gay was closer with Barney than Felicia, as there was always a distance

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How the fuck is this news?

What the fuck /u/cairnspost, how the fuck is this shit news

>Brinsmead is all fur coat and no knickers, Gordonvale has a drinking problem and Kamerunga is Caravonica for cowards.
>Reporter Chris Calcino has summed up every suburb in Cairns – and don’t get him started on Edge Hill.
>Inhabited exclusively by people with severe hearing impairment. Has a basically empty airport with decor that can only be stomached by people who watch Kath and Kim for style tips. The decay of its derelict mangrove boardwalk is only matched by some of the suburb’s old Queenslanders. Close to Stratford, at least.
>Wishes it was Gordonvale, but isn’t. Population of 529 people with a grand total of six pairs of covered shoes between the lot. Great swimming if you’re a crocodile or crocodile adjacent creature – a category a fair portion of the leather-backed residents fit into. Local councillor gets cranky at kids swimming in the causeway near his house. Has a post office that looks like a CWA hall.
>Median age of residents is about 98. Awesome bakery, unusually popular public toilet and a cupboard shop. Dental hygiene isn’t particularly popular but the people are friendly. Boulders Tavern and Babinda State Hotel are top notch. Has a lovely swimming hole, but you might drown. Not as wet as Tully.
>Hard to believe this is even a suburb. Had a grand total of 42 residents in 2016. Full of farms, crocodiles and the old Smithfield cemetery. Technically home to the Freshwater Pony Club, which is weird.
>Who knew Barron Gorge was a suburb of its own? Not me. All rainforest, an absolute ripsnorter of a waterfall and a hydro-electric plant. Good spot, 6/10.
>Cane, cane and more cane. A handful of rough-handed types live here at the foothills of a mountain that complete nutters routinely climb, get stranded and bleed taxpayers dry when they need rescuing. Did you know Bartle Frere State School exists? Me neither. Apparently it has been around since 1922 and has 10 students. Seems pointless.
>Bayview Heights
>Very proud of the fact it’s not Woree. Does not like being referred to as Woree Heights. Rich bogans with infinity pools at the top of the hill, lower middle class bogans with three VL Commodores and a tinny on the front lawn at the bottom

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Behind the scenes with Sadhguru on his journey across North America.


Volunteer Nichola Johnson, also known as Nirmala Ma, shares her experience of taking a journey alongside Sadhguru during his recent tour of 17 cities in North America. Take a glimpse behind the scenes with Sadhguru!

What does it mean to take a journey? A trip, an excursion, a trek, junket, jaunt, crossing, passage, odyssey… a pilgrimage. I recently had the blessing of experiencing all of these states of “journey” with Sadhguru. I accompanied him on his Fall 2016 US Book Tour to launch his new book, Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy. This was Sadhguru’s first US-published book and there was great anticipation for his introduction to the mainstream US market. I had heard of the rigors of a “Book Tour”, however, I honestly did not dream of the possibilities held with a schedule of 17 cities, and 21 events in 28 days! He called it conscious chaos - the place where unrestricted creation meets awareness and consciousness.

A Highly Developed Sense of Timing

I am sure you must know this already; Sadhguru has a highly developed sense of timing. This became the blessing through which we all moved in order to accomplish the task at hand. Over 26,000 individuals attended the volunteer-organized, sold-out events across the US. From New York, New Jersey, Florida, Texas, California, Washington, Vancouver, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Illinois, there was a laughter-filled ease. That is not to say there were not moments… of doubt, frustration and uncertainty. There certainly were for me!

The book tour was a constant journey of refinement, responding to the challenges of venue, timing, audio visual obstacles and human vulnerabilities. Beautifully, it resonated as a team effort. No one person receiving the accolades or attention. It was an organic process requiring full awareness and focus-sadhana in every moment. Sadhguru’s professionalism never wavered. He was always on time… and stayed until the last participant had left the venue. This made for very late nights and very early mornings of transit. He was never rushed, even in the face of time constraints. In some way, time bends for him.

His Stories were One of the Blessings of the Tour

One of the bl

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Okay, one year in - who is doing the best take-out in or around Salem?

We've found some places are doing it better than others. In most cases, we've found the usual sit-down restaurants don't translate well to take-out sadly.

My top spots 1 year into this are - in order:

  1. La Victoria Taqueria - Burritos
  2. Settler - honestly, I'd just buy their whipped ricotta and eat that from a vat with a spoon.
  3. Gourmet Garden - Chinese
  4. Bambolina - Pizza
  5. Passage to India - Indian
  6. Paprika Grill - Mediterrean
  7. Kuschco Bistro - Sandwiches
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Weird "restaurants" all operating with the same hotel address on DoorDash...anyone know anything about these?

I know big restaurants have been creating "virtual kitchens", delivery-only concepts...for example, if you see "Tender Shack" on DoorDash and don't remember hearing of that before, that's because it's actually just Outback branding itself differently to get you to try something "new".

The weird thing is I was looking up restaurants on DoorDash tonight and found a number of them whose address is listed as "525 S Front St", which is...a Quality Inn. "Just Wing It", "Killer Wings", "Tikka Taj", "Gunpowder Cafe", "Vegan Seeds of India" and "Absurd Bird" all say they're at the same address. https://i.imgur.com/N81PO46.png





The Quality Inn IS right next to Passage to India... Any DD drivers or customers have any insight?

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I am 30 years old, make $135,000 a year, live outside NYC and work as a Senior Data Analyst.

Section One: Assets and Debt

  • Retirement Balance: $84,000
    This is based on combined balances in my IRA accounts (Roth + Rollover). My current company, which I’ve been working at for 6 months, doesn't offer 401(k) matching until after the first year of work - so I’m waiting for that year mark to start contributing to one.
  • Equity: ~$550,000
    This is the current market value estimate of my home, a small 2 BR condo just outside of Manhattan, from Zillow. I purchased my home in summer of 2015 at a closing price of $484K. I put down $284K for the down payment (from my savings and investments which I had slowly accumulated since I was 15. My dad helped me open my first brokerage account at the time and encouraged me to keep investing and diversifying my portfolio as I grew older; this proved invaluable when it came to having the funds for my down payment a decade later) and took on a 20 year mortgage for the remaining $200K. Just last summer (June of 2019), I paid off the remainder of the mortgage balance and am now debt-free. The timing of the payoff was mostly motivated by a city-wide property revaluation assessment last year which bumped up my property tax payment to almost 3X the previous amount.
  • Savings account balance: $139,000
    I have this in cash in an online savings account with Ally. I normally would have invested some of this, but ever since March and with the ongoing uncertainty with the virus, the presidency, etc. I haven’t felt comfortable doing so. I am also considering buying a second condominium near where I am now that I could either rent out in the future, or move into myself and rent out my current place instead for rental income, so I want to keep funds liquid for the time being.
  • Checking account balance: $3,500
    This amount is split across two banks - one with Ally and the other with Chase. I keep above the $1,500 minimum at Chase to avoid any fees to ensure I can withdraw cash at one of their ATMs if needed.
  • Credit card debt: $0
    I place almost all of my purchases on one of two credit cards, but pay them off in full every month (and make sure to redeem the bonus points for cash back!) The total I’ll have charged across my two cards at any point in time usually ranges from $0 to $600 dollars.
  • Student loan debt (for what degree): $0
    I have an undergraduate econ/business degree from an Ivy League that I’m so grateful my parents were able to help me achieve without having to worry about accumulating a huge student loan
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Modi Coterie Trying Hard to Prove Rahul Right

One-sided privatization drive benefiting few corporate friends causing huge loss to India's exchequer. Will Modi Wake up?

After a big bang boost to privatization in the budget, the financial markets in February 2021 saw a kind of bull run on steroids clocking new lifetime highs every other day. GST collections too soared to new all-time highs of more than Rs.1.1 Lakh crores per month after a period of slumber in 2020. Overall, an atmosphere of euphoria and exuberance was sprouting on all counters. The general consensus is that the Indian economy is out of the woods, back on the runway track, gaining pace, and is about to take off to a double-digit growth under PM Modi’s leadership.

Indeed, PM Modi and his team did a commendable job handling the pandemic, confronting national security threats at the border, bringing in a series of structural reforms, and reviving the economy by kickstarting privatization. Daily so much is happening on the strategic front that only after a few years down the line can we see its tangible impact. Such action-packed performance by team Modi is helping Modi gain immense political capital. No other opponent is able to play even catch up. But how many ever successes Modi may fare to his account, one crucial aspect will make or break his legacy.

There is a firm belief that no corruption at the higher levels is possible in the Modi government. Whether from BJP or not, many people firmly believe that PM Modi is not corrupt and Modi will not tolerate corruption in his government. ‘ना खाऊंगा ना खाने दूंगा’ ‘Na khaunga, na khane dunga’ was one of his clarion slogans that got him to the Prime Ministership. That popular sentiment inspired a whole lot of the young generation and boosted investor confidence, and enabled a level playing field in his governance. Many MNCs too felt comfortable doing business with India because of the certainty of government policies and transparent decision-making from the top. This goodwill ultimately paved the way for a robustly growing economy while garnering the much-needed support to usher in more structural reforms as well.

It is justifiable and understandable that “There is no business for the Government to be in Business.” This principled stand of Modi government is a welcome step for obvious reasons that the private sector through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) br

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Before You Read:: a review of A Rogue of One's Own by Evie Dunmore

Evie Dunmore - League of Extraordinary Women #2 - A Rogue of One's Own

[Read Sept 2020]

One of my rare 2-stars. I give the Romance a 3, but clinging with its fingers curled on the ledge.

I have to take a mild breath here, also, before I make broad claims about what it could mean if someone had read this book and never once had made mention of anything that might have been problematic or a wrong doing. If someone rated it on simple romance and the build-up and the lead-into to the culmination of a happy [for now] ending...congratulations.

Let me preface this by saying also that Evie Dunmore's problematic offenses and misappropriations take a precedent over generalized problematic romance issues.

Say, if a reader sees problems in a Rakish Hero when he suggestively seduces, blackmails or coerces with tactics a weak-kneed, jelly-legged heroine easily succumbs to as she collapses like a cheap folding chair when she only keeps her eyes on her own personal prize in the end results---sole ownership of a publishing business. This is typical of the Romance genre in general so having a “clutch my pearls” moment over something like this feels trivial. And certainly in the context of how Evie Dunmore executes Lucie falling so easily into Tristan’s clutches...my sympathy meter falls toward E--for empty.

I feel what was done to a whole country and its people, and then what was then done to a Suffragette Movement that deserved a wider world and class view... and also for the propensity that comes when you attempt to be well-intentioned and enlightened [or awoken] that you at least behave in compassion and have a sensitivity that you are walking narrow edge into seeing a different world through “eyes” that will never be your own.

I think, also, Evie Dunmore opens herself up to certain scrutiny. Not simply because she opened her book [a book on women's rights] but shrouded her romance in the menacing shadows of an whole country's [and people's] colonialism and imperialism, and because she had some idea she would be safer under the cloak of saying in her Acknowledgment pages this, she THANKS::

  • - My sensitivity readers. [and also calling her editor "eagle-eye"]

I can only imagine that many of those who did some type of reading work for Evie Dunmore's prior manuscripts of this book were like-minded as she is. So, yeah, someone should have picked up on some very detailed offenses that not only occurred once but continued to happen with

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Wall Street Breakfast: Volatile Week Ends In Quad Witching Session

U.S. equity futures held up overnight following another selloff on Wall Street that was led by major tech names. Contracts tied to the Dow and S&P 500 are hugging the flatline, while Nasdaq futures pared recent losses by climbing 0.6%. Mixed messaging around a potential coronavirus vaccine, as well as the passage of further fiscal stimulus, weighed on the market, while investors are gearing up for consumer sentiment data set for release at 10 a.m. ET. Don't forget that it's also quad witching day, which refers to the simultaneous expiration of market index futures, stock futures, market index options and stock options. "These days tend to get a lot of press for all of the volume they create, but historically they are nearly always a non-event," said Ryan Detrick, senior market strategist at LPL Financial.

Spending deal to avoid government shutdown

While there may be disagreement over another round of coronavirus relief, lawmakers are aiming to unveil a bipartisan spending bill today to avert a government shutdown on Oct. 1. The "clean" legislation, largely devoid of any controversial measures, should keep the government funded into mid-December. "I don't think anybody wants to be responsible for shutting down the government on the eve of an election in the middle of a pandemic, so it's a rare outbreak of common sense on both sides," said Rep. Tom Cole (R., Okla.), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee.

New round of farm aid

"Starting next week my administration is committing an additional $13B in relief to help farmers recover from the China virus," President Trump announced a campaign rally in Mosinee, Wisconsin. The new aid is the second tranche of money issued as part of the Trump administration's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. In April, the administration unveiled $19B in relief for the agriculture sector under the CARES Act, including $16B in direct payments to farmers and ranchers and $3B in mass purchases of dairy, meat and produce.

Fed mulls extension of bank dividend curbs

Due to heightened economic uncertainty, the Federal Reserve is considering extending its caps on banks' dividends and stock repurchases for the rest of the year. The U.S. central bank made the announcement along with its release of hypothetical scenarios for the second round of stress tests that it's requiring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike an earlier round of stress tests this year, the Fed will release the results of the tests for each of

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[Conflict] Fighting for Peace

This is just the beginning

Press Release

SARTv releases breaking news of President Qasim Al Hashimi addressing the nation.

>Bism-Allah Al-Rahman Al-Raheem
>O Allah, let Your Blessings come upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have blessed Ibrahim and the Family of Ibrahim.
>*pauses for 5 seconds whilst staring deep into the camera*
>Our great nation was suddenly and deliberately attacked by forces of the Khaleeji Arab Republic & the Federal Government of Yemen. The South Arabian Republic was at peace with those nations and, at the solicitation of the London Coalition, was still in conversation with its Governments looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Arabian Peninsula.
>Both countries have decided to break the existing ceasefire, and began to mobilize troops towards South Yemeni territory in an attempt to destroy their wishes of independence. The Khaleeji Arab Republic is also responsible for the coup d'état in the United Arab Emirates, against the wishes of their respected people.
>My fellow citizens, at this hour, South Arabian & Friendly forces are in the early stages of military operations to bring justice to the usurpers in the United Arab Emirates, to free the people of South Yemen and to defend the world from grave danger.
>As Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces I have directed that all measures be taken for our defence. On my orders, coalition forces have begun striking selected targets of military importance to undermine Najjar & Hadi's ability to wage war. These are opening stages of what will be a broad and concerted campaign.
>To all the men and women of the South Arabian Armed Forces, the peace of a troubled world and the hopes of an oppressed people now depend on you. That trust is well placed. Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger. With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, and by the will of Allah; we will gain the inevitable triumph.
>The enemies you confront will come to know your skill and bravery. The people you liberate will witness the honorable and decent spirit of the South Arabian military. In this conflict, We face enemies who have no regard for conventions of war or rules of morality. President Hadi has placed Yemeni troops and equipment in civilian areas

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Are there any authentic Asian restaurants in Salem?

Hi all, I've been living in Salem for a few months now and I haven't found any Asian restaurants that aren't the usual americanized kind. Don't get me wrong, I love Westernized Asian food (orange chicken, etc.) but sometimes, I want the real thing. I understand that there aren't that many Asians living here, so it somewhat makes sense, but I thought I'd ask.

The only one that I've gone to so far that I find truly authentic with strong flavor is Passage to India, an Indian restaurant. Anyone other suggestions?

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A Phish fan's guide to Charlotte

Welcome to the Queen City r/phish!

I know the boys are playing Blossom tonight, but for those traveling to Charlotte tomorrow, I wanted to throw out some places to check out

Glad you could make it to our beautiful city to see the phish from VT! Here are a few tips while visiting Charlotte, a few of my favorite places to eat and a few breweries, bars, and general nonsense. This is obviously not even close to everything, I'm just pointing out some of my favorite places. Really just two or three neighborhoods I frequent the most. Phish is only here for one night but I hope you all get to enjoy our city!

I'll be on lot early Friday, so if any of you fine redditors want to come try some Charlotte brews, cold brew coffee, if you're rolling solo and want to find a crew to hang out with, or If you have any specific questions feel free to DM me.

#North Davidson (NODA)


Heist- this place has some.great hazy IPAs and some pretty good food, mostly shareable plates. They also have a full bar with quite the whiskey collection. _Recommendation: Grab a Citraquench’l and a flat bread

Divine Barrel- This place had great beer and a number of phish related beers such as; the feeling I forgot, Cadillac rainbows, and Imaginary rulebook. The latter two were recently released as cans, so you can pick some up for the lot. Recommendation: Most of their sours and the feeling I forgot have been a favorite of mine lately

Salud bottle shop and brewery- probably the best bottle shop in Charlotte downstairs, and a cool upstairs space that always has some really great beer on tap. They also make some tasty food, that isnt just bar food. Recommendation: Anything, I have yet to try anything here I don’t like

Free Range- This place has some good and eclectic beers. They will sometimes have some really unique flavor combinations. Not to mention an extremely friendly bar staff, they are also a brewery that really takes into account their environmental footprint, if you're into that. Recommendation: Try one of their strange beers, like one brewed with oyster mushrooms

Birdsong- No, this place is not named after the dead song. But they are mostly phish and dead fans. They normally have a great food truck outside, along with a great outdoor space and some really great, standard b

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WHY I LEFT ISLAM: My Passage from Faith to Enlightenment Ali Sina (Iran)

I was born to a religious family. From my mother's side I have a few relatives who are Ayatollahs. Although my grandfather was a skeptic, in the family where I grew up religion has been the pivot around which our lives revolved. My parents were not very fond of the mullahs. In fact, we did not have much to do with our more fundamentalist relatives. We liked to think of ourselves as believing in the "real Islam," not the one taught and practiced by the mullahs. I recall discussing religion with the husband of one of my aunts when I was about fifteen years old. He was a fanatical Muslim who was much concerned about the filth [Islamic jurisprudence]. It determines the way a Muslim should pray, fast, run his public and private life, do business, clean himself, use the toilet, and even copulate. I argued that this has nothing to do with the real Islam, that it is a concoction of the mullahs and that too much attention to fiqh diminishes the relevance of the real Islam, which is a religion to unite man with his creator.

I believe that I was lucky to have open-minded parents who encouraged me to think critically. They tried to instill in me the love of God and his messenger, yet upheld humanistic values like equality of rights between men and women and love for all humankind irrespective of their faiths. In a sense, this is how most modern Iranian families were. In fact, the majority of Muslims who have some education believe that Islam is a humanistic religion that respects human rights that elevates women and protects their status. Most Muslims still believe that Islam means "peace."

I expended my early youth in this sweet dream: advocating the "real Islam" as I thought it should be and criticizing the mullahs and their deviations from the real teachings of Islam. I idealized an Islam conforming to my own humanistic values. Of course, my imaginary Islam was a beautiful religion. It was a religion of equality and of peace. It was a religion that encouraged its followers to go after knowledge and be inquisitive. It was a religion that was in harmony with science and reason. I thought science got its inspiration from this religion. The Islam that I believed in was a religion that sowed the seeds of the modern science, which eventually bore its fruits in the West and made modern discoveries and inventions possible. Islam, I used to believe, was the real cause of the modern civilization. The reason the Muslims were living in such miserable state of ignorance in co

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Misconceptions About Each Type (Warning: Long)

Hello guys. So, I've read a lot of passages and lectures by Carl Jung and his students Von Franz and Van der Hoop and I learned that a lot of things were taken out of context by MBTI experts or rather lots was ommited.

I am not only talking about 'Psychological Types' because Jung admitted to a few mistakes, especially concerning Feeling in there. I am referring to Jung's lectures after PT, and his colleagues/students words about the types.

I have been wanting to discuss such matters for awhile but I did not want to upset anyone who is not open to being wrong for perhaps a multitude of reasons. I have put plenty of time into research and I've had to "change type" because I found out I was wrong about certain things.

I understand we are full complex personalities and that we have all 4 functions and attitudes within us. However, a lot of people seem to be unaware of the term 'differentiated.'

A differentiated function is one that is automatic and can stand very much apart from other functions. Your differentiated function is your dominant. This is one way to tell what you lead by.

Below, I will list some misconceptions by typing out the differentiated characteristics also the source in which I got these beliefs from.

~ Clarity Of The 4 Rational Types ~

Differentiated Introverted Feeling

  • Fi is a slower process. Fi types must evaluate a feeling they get in situations to build ethical ideals. The older the Feeler, the more the ethics.

  • Has a colorful world of very clear/specific and organized subjective ethical ideals, in which guides them in life. (Differentiated Fi)

  • Does not appear "whiny" or "overemotional" but can come across cold or like thinking types. (Introverted dominant function.)

  • [ Inferior Te] -- May become verbally biting or abusive, believe they are "holier than thou" and look down on others for "not living ethical lives" when stressed out. Also may become paranoid others are plotting ideas against them.

  • Does not wish to be seen as special or unique but instead are unique by default due to their independent ethics (Introverted attitude in respective function.)

  • Likes to be ethically prepared before stepping into a situation

  • Are misunderstood as not having feelings by default since their feelings mostly are kept inside

  • Let their ethical beliefs show through their actions.

Life Quote: " I want to live a righteous life. "

My personal opinion: Introverted Feelers get a really bad reputation based on inacc

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[META] The Portugal of 1980 (LORE)


This post essentially builds off /u/TheIpleJonesion’s fantastic lore, explaining the situation which Portugal and her former territories find themselves in during the early 1980s. It is broken down along geographic lines.

##The Metropolitan (Continental Portugal and the Outer Island Provinces of the Azores, Madeira, Cabo Verde and São Tomé & Príncipe):

With the removal of the Salazar regime in 1954, Portugal transitioned into a military-dominated presidential republic. Liberal market reforms made by the democratically-elected Fraternity Party saw an end to state interventionism in the Portuguese economy and a move away from corporatist macroeconomic organisation towards capitalistic free-market economics. This transformed the predominately-agricultural Portuguese economy into an industrial powerhouse, as factories popped up across the continental provinces in what is now jokingly referred to as the ‘Portuguese Industrial Revolution’. As Portugal modernised its economy, it attained a developmental trajectory similar to that of the Asian Tigers IOTL. This was only helped by the extremely cheap importation of primary resources from Portugal’s former colonies in Africa, and the discount export markets which the escudo africano monetary area had established in these nations. Portugal’s economic ascension was accompanied by huge progress in the fields of education and infrastructure, as bridges and roads were constructed and continental illiteracy abolished.

Owing to its pro-business sympathies and dubious ties to the economic elite, the Fraternity Party ensured that no

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I Recently Started Watching 100 Films From Every Decade Starting From 1950. Here's My List In Case It's Of Use To Anyone

As a film student I'm constantly coming across "must see films" which I haven't got around to watching yet, or I find myself in a situation where I get asked "how have you not seen [name of film]; don't you study film?". I've also always found it hard to retain the large amount of information and history that comes with film study.

I decided the best way to ensure I better retained all of this information wasn't to continue what I was doing which was trying to take it in from lectures, books and other resources whilst watching films in a non-linear fashion; but to try and approximate, as best I could, a linear experience of film history.

I decided the best way to approximate this linear-experience would probably be best achieved by watching 100 films from each decade. By doing so, I would be able to not only ensure to cross off a lot of films I've never seen before, but I would also be able to better remember the people, the history of film.

Granted there a number of issues you could take with my list; and in no way to I claim this to ultimate list of films. For instance my list only starts in 1950 skipping the Silent Era and the Hollywood Golden Age. Secondly it's extremely English-language orientated, with a very significant majority being American; meaning a lot of very very important film movements from across the globe have been skipped entirely. There are obviously going to be more issues as well, and you might feel I've missed some very important films in the process of creating this list; however I've done my best to take 100 films from every decade from the 50s until now which will provide a great deal of context and hopefully be very entertaining and rewarding.

I'm fairly certain this list will be beneficial to many, especially those who are just becoming interested in film and its history. It can be further distilled and shaped and used to create other lists, so have fun with it.

Note: The list has a few a lot more international films from 00s on-wards as I used BBC's 100 films of the 21st Centuries List which can be accessed here if you haven't seen it: http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160819-the-21st-centurys-100-greatest-films

Now here's the list for you all. I hope it serves as a useful list and might be able to generate great discussion.

Sunset Boulevard
All About Eve
Treasure Island
In a Lonely Place
The Gunfighter
The Asphalt Jungle

The Thing
The Steel Helmet
A Streetcar Nam

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Black Pepper Health Benefits and Side Effects

Black Pepper Health Benefits and Side Effects

Food Catalog / Ingredients, Herbs, and Spices / Black Pepper

Written by: Christopher Karam | ✔️ Medically Reviewed by: Dr. Riad M., M.D - G.P and Micheal B., M.D | Last Updated: 2020 March 22

black peppercorns and ground black pepper in a bowl with bay leaves

Break down and Background

What is black pepper?

Black pepper is derived from a flowering berry vine that’s indigenous to Kerala, India's tropical Malabar Coast. Peppercorns belongs in the family of Piperaceae and given the scientific name Piper nigrum.

Black pepper is usually planted and cultivated in similar ways of planting a fruit, It’s then cooked and dried to create the black pepper spice.

The long history of black pepper stems is native to the spice trade in India as well as Asia, thousands of years ago. The spice is mostly native to South India and a few other areas in Southern Asia.

black pepper in a bowl

Spices like black pepper have always been used in Indian cuisine, all the way back in ancient India around 2060 BC.

The main source of peppercorns back in the days was in the Malabar Coast in Kerala southern India, which was the main source of black pepper exports at that time.

A few thousands of years ago, peppercorns were an important trade ingredient, because of this reason it was also known as Black Gold and King of Spices. And because of it’s popularity, it was used as a form of currency.

Before the 16th century, black pepper was being grown in the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra, Madagascar, and in most countries of Southeast Asia. The flavor and nutrients found in black pepper gives it it’s healthy culinary status.

Black pepper is added to almost every imaginable savory dish, recipe, and some desserts too, due to it’s remarkably strong and unique flavor.

It’s become a fundamental spice for most cultures, being presented at every dinner table as well as salt. Most modern professional restaurants includes black pepper in some form, because of it’s mild spice.

Here’s the list of every different kind of peppercorn:

Tellicherry Black Pepper - 7.4% to 9.3% piperine (the most common, and spiciest)

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My Deceased Best Friend's Journal is a Marvel (Part 2)

Part 1

I’m sorry it took me so long to update this. Combing through Maeghan’s journal a second time, I realized there was a great deal after the first entry which contained decreased “action,” per se. So I’m working on Part 3 now, which contains much more “action” – it should be out soon. However, these entries are still rather important, as later details would make little sense without them. This part is a little long, though (I flirted with the character limit) – just a heads up.


Select entries transcribed from the journal of Maeghan Ahearn, 2018

March 3, 2018

Yesterday, before heading to work, I sat with Mom at the kitchen table as she drank her coffee – I’ve never been able to stomach her hot bean water, even in college – and told her what the oncologist had said. Explaining everything to her allowed some of his advice and directions to make more sense to me, but this time I got to witness my same confusion and despair spread over her face. Like me, she had anticipated this. Like me, she felt as though everything had been a giant waste – I am her only child, and she has never been married, nor has she expressed any desire to be. I’ve often wondered if Mom is a lesbian, or at the very least bisexual, given how none of the men she has ever “dated” have stuck around for long, but that’s neither here nor there. She made no secret while I was growing up that she considered me her world, and I suppose in that respect she spoiled me. She put all her eggs in one basket. And now… well, I’ve made no name for myself, and for all intents and purposes I am terminally ill.

In retrospect, telling Mom before work might not have been the most prudent decision, but she assured me that she’d be able to make it through the day, and that when I came home she’d have some “ideas.” Now, I love my Mom to the ends of the earth, and trust her in most matters, but she is no medical professional. She’s the assistant of a C-level executive in a marketing firm. She knows how to organize meetings and save mad money booking airfare and hotel reservations, and how to answer correspondence her boss couldn’t be bothered with. However, while she might be able to help hospital office staff with billing and coding, she does not know how to shrink a brain tum

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What is your opinion of Enoch Powell?

One of the smartest politicians ever:

Powell was a pupil at King's Norton Grammar School for Boys before moving to King Edward's School, Birmingham, where he studied classics (which would later influence his 'Rivers of Blood' speech), and was one of the few pupils in the school's history to attain 100% in an end-of-year English examination. He studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, from 1930 to 1933, during which time he fell under the influence of the poet A. E. Housman, then Professor of Latin at the university. He also began to study German as many of the classic scholars were Germans. He took no part in politics at university.

While at university, in one Greek prose examination lasting three hours, he was asked to translate a passage into Greek. Powell walked out after one and a half hours, having produced translations in the styles of Plato and Thucydides. For his efforts, he was awarded a double starred first in Latin and Greek, this grade being the best possible and extremely rare. As well as his education at Cambridge, Powell took a course in Urdu at the School of Oriental Studies, now the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, because he felt that his long-cherished ambition of becoming Viceroy of India would be unattainable without knowledge of an Indian language. Powell went on to learn other languages, including Welsh (in which he jointly edited a medieval legal text), modern Greek, and Portuguese.

But what gets confusing is his almost contradictory stances. For example:

Powell's opponents claimed he was far-right, fascist and racist. His supporters claim that the first two charges clash with his voting record on most social issues, such as homosexual law reform (he was actually a co-sponsor of a bill on this issue in May 1965 and opposed the death penalty, both reforms unpopular among Conservatives at the time, but he kept a low profile to his stance on these non-party "issues of conscience"). Powell voted against the reinstitution of the death penalty several times between 1969 and 1987.

During an interview with the Birmingham post, a fortnight after his Rivers of Blood speech, he was asked whether or not he was a racialist, he replied "What I would take racialist to mean is a person who believes in the inherent inferiority of one race of mankind to another, and who acts and speaks in that belief. So the answer to your question of whether I am a racialist is 'No' - unless perhaps, in reverse. I regard many of t

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[Thank You] May the Thank Yous Be With YOU

Happy Friday RAoC fam! I hope everyone have a beautiful week filled with gratitude and sunshine! Here are my (non-birthday) Thank Yous for April. For those of you kind souls who have sent an April birthday card to my daughter/ me - we are working on the return Thank You cards through May. Without further ado....

u/jennybead - Thank you for the sticker pack with all of the goodies! My favorite was either the panda with the desert scarf or the "lego" Legos. I'm definitely doing that BB-8 puzzle tonight!

u/IslandLine - I love the Cantonese calligraphy of the words fuck you. I want to carry it around and flash it at people sometimes :) Your writing is beautiful and I really appreciate that you also wrote the pronunciation and the bit about Cantonese being the ancient dialect.

u/man_reddit_is_fun - I think you might be my first card from India! Please PM me your address so I can send you something in return. That Debbie Harry postcard was awesome! She is so beautiful and talented!

u/tyarah184 - Thank you for the UCONN card congratulating me on my 100 Thank Yous and the opening of my restaurant. I am totally with you on purchasing an embarrassing amount of cards. Even through my restaurant-opening-RAoC break, I have bought 2 packs of cards as well as some randoms from antique stores.

u/libertyprogrammer - (x2) Thank you as well for the congratulations on my 100 Thank Yous! I love that you stuck the 100 upside down - My recent batch of gratitude cards all went out upside down too. Another huge thanks for the beautiful lemon card about the restaurant opening. Strangely enough, the city that the restaurant is in is known for their Lemons and I just went to their annual Lemon Festival last weekend! To answer your question, I am definitely not a chef. I run Ops for the company. :)

u/casstronomical - Thank you for the April gratitude card! This was the one about beautiful things and and also our ongoing gratitude exchange. Thank you for those kind words. I am happy that my gratitude has spread gratitude.

u/stephkempf - I love the marimekko postcard that was a part of your extravaganza! That was such a fun idea. It reminded me of the early days of eBay, before Buy It Now, where you had to watch the auctions until the very last second to get it.

u/E_MadDog - Wow! You went paragliding! That sounds like so much fun! I hope I can do that some day too. Were you scared to jump off? I think I would be. I hope I wouldn't chicken out at the last minute.


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UPDATED: Ultimate Naples Food Recommendation Thread

About a year ago I asked for some suggestions on places to eat around Naples after being pretty disappointed by sampling a dozen or so places. I'm hoping things may have changed enough to warrant a new post and new suggestions.

A quick note: I'm trying to avoid the common trap of many Naples restaurants, which seems to be serving bland, over-priced food in a fancy zip code. That's not what this list is for. I'm aiming for really tasty dishes, regardless of price or location.

Post some recommendations below and I'll add them into the list.

  • Burgers: Ted's Montana Grill in Coconut Point, Jimmy P's Butcher Shop, and also Weekend Willie's (dive bar) for 1/2 price Mondays. One person said "best burgers in town" can be found at Bokampers on Vanderbilt beach Road. Recommended chains: Five guys and Burger Fi.
  • Sandwiches: Tropic Chill in South Naples, Capriotti's, and some like The Crust in North Naples. Jimmy P's Butcher Shop has great meats and meatballs for subs/hoagies/etc.
  • Steak: Shula's for exclusivity, Fleming's for dry-aged, Jimmy P's Charred for Wagyu and other speciality cuts, Pewter Mug for Prime Rib, don't miss the Andre's Steakhouse for "old school Naples" vibe with "the best porterhouse." In the "stupid-expensive" category, The Continental is mentioned with hushed tones crying for pity on wallets around the area.
  • Pizza: L'appettit off Immokalee or NY Pizza & Pasta, also a nod for Vesuvio's in North Naples (though some say "it's shit"), Napoli on the Bay, and Mama Mia's. (Anyone who recommends The Crust gets shot, that place is hot (and expensive) garbage.)
  • Mexican: great tacos at Taqueria San Julian 2 off Bayshore, Salsa Brava in North Naples and La Rancherita in Bonita Springs and/or East Naples (both more traditional Mexican fare), Iguana Mia in Bonita Springs. Chains that are good: Felipe's and Mr. Tequila. Another nod to Flacos at Vanderbilt Shoppes, facing Airport Pulling Rd.
  • Cuban: though it's located in a strip mall, Rumba Cuban Cafe on Airport has "incredible food". It's a bit of a drive and the menu is simple, but the sangria, enchildaos, and roast pork at Havana Café in on Chokoloskee Island just south of Everglades City is worth a visit if you're nearby!
  • Indian: On 41 south of Rattlesnake 21 Spices is great and works magic with nearly all its dishes, one user mention
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House of Rothschild: Then & Now (Part 3)

House of Rothschild: Then & Now (Part 3)

by Jayge 8^J

"Baron Abraham Edmond Benjamin James de Rothschild (19 August 1845 – 2 November 1934) was a French member of the Rothschild banking family. A strong supporter of Zionism, his large donations lent significant support to the movement during its early years, which helped lead to the establishment of the State of Israel...in 1882 Edmond cut back on his purchases of art and began to buy land in Southern Syria (Ottoman Palestine). He became a leading proponent of the Zionist movement, financing the first site at Rishon LeZion. In his goal for the establishment of a Jewish homeland, he promoted industrialization and economic development. In 1924, he established the Palestine Jewish Colonization Association (PICA), which acquired more than 125,000 acres (50,586 ha) of land and set up business ventures. Edmond de Rothschild also played a pivotal role in Israel's wine industry. Under the supervision of his administrators in Ottoman Palestine, farm colonies and vineyards were established, and two major wineries were opened in Rishon LeZion and Zikhron Ya'akov. It is estimated that Rothschild spent over $50 million in supporting the settlements and backed research in electricity by engineers and financed development of an electric generating station. Jews and Arabs lived amicably on Rothschild's land, with no Arab grievances, even in the worst periods of disturbance.[citation needed] According to historian Albert M. Hyamson, "Rothschild recognised that the overriding interest of the Jews of Palestine was the confidence and the friendship of their Arab neighbours. The interests of the Arab cultivators of the land he bought were never overlooked, but by development he made this land capable of maintaining a population ten times its former size." While Edmond de Rothschild was not always supportive of an inclusive government - he suggested in 1931 to Judah Magnes that "We must hold them (the Arabs) down with a strong hand" - he acknowledged the importance of co-governance and peaceful coexistence in a 1934 letter to the League of Nations, stating that "the struggle to put an end to the Wandering Jew, could not have as its result, the creation of the Wandering Arab.""

"Nathaniel Charles Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild, OM, GBE, FRCA, Hon FKC, Hon FBA (born 29 April 1936) is a British investment banker and a member of the prominent Rothschild banking family. He is also honorary president of the Institut

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My Story - "Lost Season 7": Recap Overview (spoilers for already-released episodes)

Since my story is halfway released, I decided to write this overview of Season 7. If you have been reading it, you may find this helpful to refresh your memory. If you haven't read it but are curious about its content, this recap will give you a brief summary of the story's main points.

Plot & Themes

Season 7 is a kind of coda that expands on the conclusion of the series. It is set primarily on another island, taking place 10 years after 'The End'. The survivors find their children threatened by the legacy of the first Island's mysteries. The season's first half has covered decisions of the characters' loyalties, has introduced the main mysteries & conflict, and has also featured flashbacks showing the characters' lives after Ajira 316's escape, leading up to their arrival on 'Island 2'.

The reason the survivors have ventured to Island 2 is that its unresolved conflict and power is key to protecting the survivors' children from the malevolent forces at work in the world, the same forces who destroyed the Ajira plane on its arrival home. But most of the survivors won't return back to the first Island and the bitter memories it holds, especially after the trouble it took them to escape it, even if Hurley's pacifist reformation admittedly makes it the safest refuge for the children to stay on. While the survivors who are at peace with the first Island - those under Hurley's leadership - have also ventured to Island 2 out of the belief that their Island is guiding them there for some purpose.

In addition to continuing the series' traditional themes, Season 7 also takes closer focus on the conflict of virtue and power: the characters are challenged with whether to remain loyal or to pursue what Island 2 has to offer. This draws them into the dichotomy of peace and war, and so they must also decide between those two options in resolution to the surrounding conflict.

Lastly, Island 2 also seems to have a number of contrasts with the Island we followed over the first six seasons. It seems more manipulated by technology and industry, compared to how the Island we know is still very natural and spiritual. Its inhabitants and history also seem to have contrasting philosophical parallels with that of the first Island.


-Main Cast

Kate: She has taken up a kind of leadership role among the survivors who escaped on the Ajira flight. She continues to look after the well-being of the survivors' children, and to the exte

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Part 29

5320.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Cher from Sonny & Cher being taller than Sonny?


5321.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember trees not being able to produce water and bleed?


5322.(Celebrity death that didn't happen.)Do you remember Margot Kidder dying years ago from suicide?(Is her name off?)(Did Larry King die?)(Did John Goodman die of a heart attack?)


5323.(Product name change.)Sherry's Berries/Sherri's Berries/Shari's Berries (Anything else off?)


5324.(Logo change.)Do you remember the E and T not being connected in PhET?(Is the H off?)(Anything else off?)


5325.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Saint Basil's Cathedral being larger than it is now?(Was cathedral pronounced different?)(Did it not go by other names?)(Are the other colors off?)


5326.(Online Game name change.)Slime Ranch/Slime Rancher


5327.(Animal appearance change.)Do you remember the crab having 6 legs instead of 8?(Did both sides of the claws move?)(Were the claws larger?)


5328.(Movie name change.)Mad Max Beyond The Thunderdome/Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome(Does the logo look off?)(Do any of the other Mad Max movie logos look off?)


5329.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the floor on the inside of helicopters being different?(Was it a little higher than it is positioned now?)


5330.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember volcanoes erupting from the top?(Was the Ring Of Fire not known as the Pacific Ring Of Fire?)


5331.(Restaurant Product name change.)McChicken Nuggets/Chicken McNuggets


5332.(Spelling change.)Preennial/Perennial


5333.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember getting tetanus from rust instead of dirt?


5334.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Adam's Bridge not existing?(Do you

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The Story of a Lost Sheep in India

Hi r/solotravel. This is a summary of one of my blog posts. I was in India for a 8D7N 'golden triangle' tour 25 March to 1 April, nearly half of it spent alone with locals as I wanted a proper 'desi' experience.

The catch? Work was treating me so bad I didn't learn any Hindi. I didn't do any preparation... Zero to desi in as much time as it takes for a Dreamliner to get up to 41,000 ft (which is literally no time at all :)

I visited Delhi at the end of March. Many of my colleagues at work are Indian expat mothers and they gave me many beautiful things and delicious food. They gifted nice clothes to me - I wore raw silk kurtas from Chennai on a 8D7N private Golden Triangle tour.

This trip is my first time in India. Dropped off first day for lunch in the middle of Connaught Place because I didn't want any tour guide for the first day. Yep, on travel forums there are people trying to scare me off thinking I would cause problems because I am Chinese (seriously).

Surprise... I fit in well. There are a couple people who approached me that seemed shady but its nothing a little self-made Bollywood dramatic acting can't fix. A stray dog guided me through the crowd.

At India Gate a Rajasthani lady vendor snapped a few beautiful red and gold bracelets on me and asked me to buy them for a modest price but they were tooooo nice and I just arrived and felt I haven't earned the right to wear such things.... and she accepted my declination and didn't push further.

I couldn't find that particular piece ever again so it's an excuse to go back and visit the Rajasthani ladies again at India Gate. Second time around I fit in well enough that NO ONE came up to hassle me. Wow.

My hotel was Clarks Inn Kailash Colony which was a bit pricey but I did want a quiet out of the way kind of place. It felt like I was the only guest of the entire hotel. I had fun taking strolls alone in Kailash Market in the early mornings where a stray dog responded well to my greeting and led me to Juggernaut restaurant where I had the best uttapams ever. I loved the temple theme.

Then it was time to hit the road, Agra for Taj Mahal and Agra Fort for a day, Fatehpur Sikri on the next and onwards on the road to Jaipur where I visited Chokhi Dhani, made local friends and visited their home till late at night - I trusted my safety and my life to my impromptu hosts and it certainly was a fun experience, harrowing motorcycle ride through crazy traffic included!

Getting to the meeting with the 'bhai

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My story of Xanax addiction as a 21-year-old:

Withdrawal is never good; withdrawal is especially detestable when it’s medically unsupervised in a foreign country. This was a lesson that I had to learn the hard way as I found myself feeling like Alice in Wonderland after she eats the cake marked “Eat Me” and suddenly becomes a disproportionate giant; monstrous yet fragile.

It was one of those days with an overcast gray sky and thick sitting air; the way Hollywood always portrays 1970’s San Francisco. Rickshaws sped past and cows roamed the road. It was a mere 24 hours after I decided that I was going to take matters into my own hands and end my addiction to Xanax.

I was already feeling the intense side effects of withdrawal. I was lightheaded and wobbly. Though there was no breeze, I felt unsteady, like I was swaying. My sensations of derealization were so intense that I felt as though I was levitating a foot above the hectic New Delhi street.

I began to convulsively gasp; I was drowning in the air in which everyone else seemed to be breathing just fine. As the scenes of my imminent death flashed in my head, I stumbled – slamming my sandal-clad foot perfectly into a glob of cow manure. I started to fold, and my vision went out of focus.

My American friend, Tyler, who had been around for the entirety of my anti-anxiety medication “over-indulgence” grabbed me by the wrist and dragged me the few blocks to the local cabstand. In broken Hindi, she somehow managed to communicate to the driver that we needed to quickly be delivered to the nearest hospital.

While this specific withdrawal-induced panic attack was just another episode of my four month mental unraveling, it wasn’t until I was being wheeled into the quaint, if not terribly outdated, Indian hospital that I realized how absolutely insane I not only looked, but had become. From my loosely fitting White-Boy-in-India linen shirt and culturally-inappropriate-above-the-knee shorts, to my cow shit strewn foot; from my sunken, absent eyes to my emaciated limbs; I had become the poster child of first world dysfunction abroad.

I was promptly brought into a room with stiff cots separated by retractable curtains. The nurses wasted no time in closing the curtains around me as to not disturb the other patients and their families.

I was in a sheer panic; I was shaking uncontrollably and my vision was blocked by the endless refills from my tear ducts. I compulsively moved two fingers back and forth from my neck to my chest as I searched for a heartbeat. My

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[Wednesday, November 29 2017] Comcast deleted net neutrality pledge the same day FCC repealed; Man who inspired ALS Ice Bucket Challenge succumbs to the disease at age 46; 81-Year-Old Becomes Longest-Serving Woman in NASA; Brazil offering prisoners powerful psychedelic Ayahuasca to reduce recidivism


  • /u/luciennepage

FCC Got 444,938 Net-Neutrality Comments From Russian Email Addresses

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Scientists call for ban on glitter, say it’s a global hazard

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[Title Post] Comcast deleted net neutrality pledge the same day FCC announced repeal

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[Title Post] Man who inspired ALS Ice Bucket Challenge succumbs to the disease at age 46

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Matt Lauer fired from NBC News for sexual misconduct

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Wisconsin DNR sold 10 hunting licenses to infants

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[Title Post] 81-Year-Old Becomes Longest-Serving Woman in NASA

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The FCC is Lying When It Claims Net Neutrality Hurt Investment

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What Are The Best Restaurants In Charlotte?

Saw this was asked about 9 months ago, and was wondering if there were any new (or old) restaurants in Charlotte that you guys thought were awesome. No chain restaurants please (at least no well-known or large chains). One of my favorites is Taste of Europe.

Edit: I I'm adding as many as I can, and will add more as I get opportunity. Thanks everyone! I have some eating to do!

  • Taste of Europe Polish Cuisine

  • 10915 Monroe Rd, Matthews, NC 28105

  • (704) 708-8495

  • House of Pizza

  • 3640 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205

  • (704) 568-9410

  • The Roasting Company

  • 1521 Montford Dr, Charlotte, NC 28209

  • (704) 521-8188

  • The Tryon House

  • 215 E Exmore St, Charlotte, NC 28217

  • (704) 527-6545

  • New Zealand Cafe

  • 1717 Sardis Crossing Dr, Charlotte, NC 28270

  • (704) 708-9888

  • Zio Casual Italian

  • 116 Middleton Dr, Charlotte, NC 28207

  • (704) 344-0100

  • Wan Fu

  • 10719 Kettering Dr, Charlotte, NC 28226

  • (704) 541-1688

  • Luna's Living Kitchen

  • 2102 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203

  • (704) 333-0008

  • Cedarland

  • 4832 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205

  • (704) 535-9662

  • Ru San's

  • 2440 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28203

  • (704) 374-0008

  • Cajun Queen

  • 1800 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204

  • (704) 377-9017

  • Passage To India

  • 9510 University City Blvd #101, Charlotte, NC 28213

  • (704) 549-1886

  • Ben Thanh

  • 4900 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205

  • (704) 566-1088

  • Intermezzo

  • 1427 E 10th St, Charlotte, NC 28204

  • (704) 347-2626

  • Angela's Pizza

  • 9705 Mintworth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28227

  • (704) 573-2737

  • Sante'

  • 165 N Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105

  • (704) 845-1899

  • Beantown Tavern

  • 130 Matthews Station St, Matthews, NC 28105

  • (704) 849-2023

  • Chen Fu

  • 9623 E Independence Blvd, Matthews, NC 28105

  • (704) 845-6282

  • Spiga Pizza

  • 3509 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd, Matthews, NC 28105

  • (704) 849-0310

  • Mickey and Mooch

  • 8128 Providence Rd #1200, Charlotte, NC 28277

  • (704) 752-8080

  • Cluck 'n Cup

  • 2135 Southend Dr, Charlotte, NC 28203

  • (980) 207-2536

  • Price's Chicken Coop

  • 1614 Camden Rd, Charlotte, NC 28203

  • (704) 333-9866

  • The Burger Company

  • 1500 W Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28208

  • (704) 332-7333

  • Pinky's Westside Grill

  • 1600 W Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28208

  • (704) 332-0402

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Wichita Noob

Hey Wichita, I just moved to the area and am looking for a few cool things to do around town. I'm not a drinker so bars/clubs don't really appeal that much to me. I'm going to try to make it to the Reddit "mixer" at the Donut Hole this weekend but during the week I am bored TO TEARS!!! lol, I also just unplugged from WoW so I'm trying to fill up my time with cool things to do in real life. Some of the things I've done is looked for different restaurants (I like Sit @ Thai, N&J Bakery, and Passage to India quite a bit). I've also watched quite a few movies at Warren Old Town and started up a comic book collection (Prairie Dog Comics). Also right down the row from Prairie Dog is a new (?) place called Lazy Day Gaming. VERY cool people down there. Looking at this post it's not an ad for those places just kind of a little bit of what I've already been doing. I'm a single guy NOT looking for a date but if you know any cool places to go or things to do PLEASE!!!! pm me or just post it on here. Also newish to posting on Reddit so be kind lol.


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India Trip Write-Up, Part I (Delhi, Ladakh, Rajasthan)

I was in India and Nepal from September 2011 through May 2012, and will be writing up the trip in chunks if there’s enough interest. This talks about the first 2 ½ months, which I did with a friend from home.

First off: This is a fucking long post. Here’s a shortlist of places/ things I write about. Feel free to Control+F for anything that interests you:

Delhi, Touts, Leh, Ladakh, Nubra Valley, Manali, Dharamsala, Amritsar, Agra/ Taj Mahal, Abhaneeri, Jaipur, Pushkar, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Trains, Reading List

Secondly, a little about my style of travel. I’m a budget backpacker, and was very happy with slumming it/ eating street food/ staying in hostel dorms/ taking cheap local trains. Besides the initial flight from Delhi to Leh, the entire trip was overland, covering about 9000 miles (14,500 kilometers). I’ve linked to lots of my photos throughout if you want to follow along. My 8-month trip cost approximately $4000 not including airfare, though I did spend some time spent volunteering/ barely spending any money.

Delhi: My introduction to India. I hated it upon arrival, and loved it when I flew out 8 months later. Once you learn how to deal with India, you see the beauty in Delhi's chaos, but it’s not necessarily the place to test your chops. Pahar Ganj is an easy place to stay—it’s the backpacker ghetto and a good place to meet people. However, DO NOT EAT IN PAHAR GANJ. The food is shit compared to Old Delhi’s Mughal cuisine. Also, use the metro in Delhi—it’s a gorgeous piece of infrastructure, and is exponentially faster and cheaper than rickshaws.

Delhi has some great sights. The Jama Masjid, Red Fort, and Humayun’s Tomb are all masterpieces of Mughul architecture, if touristy, and the Rajpath in New Delhi is the centerpiece of the British architect Lutyen’s redesign of the city in the 1920’s.

Touts in Delhi are bad. In my experience, people who approach you in touristy areas to talk are going to try to sell you something. My recommendation: ignore all beggars, as tough as that is. Most are part of larger networks of exploitation, and get to keep little of the money they make. I made a donation to a charity upon my return-- this ensures that your money isn’t helping to perp

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Annie Dillard's Classic Essay: 'Total Eclipse'

Annie Dillard's Classic Essay: 'Total Eclipse'

by Annie Dillard via Master Feed : The Atlantic

URL: http://ift.tt/2vAELfU

_Ever since it was first published in 1982, readers—including this one—have thrilled to ‘Total Eclipse,’ Annie Dillard’s masterpiece of literary nonfiction, which describes her personal experience of a solar eclipse in Washington State. It first appeared in Dillard’s landmark collection, ‘Teaching a Stone to Talk,’ and was recently republished in ‘Abundance,’ a new anthology of her work._The Atlantic is pleased to offer the essay in full, here, until the day after the ‘Great American Eclipse’ on August 21.-Ross Andersen********

It had been like dying, that sliding down the mountain pass. It had been like the death of someone, irrational, that sliding down the mountain pass and into the region of dread. It was like slipping into fever, or falling down that hole in sleep from which you wake yourself whimpering. We had crossed the mountains that day, and now we were in a strange place—a hotel in central Washington, in a town near Yakima. The eclipse we had traveled here to see would occur early in the next morning.

This article is adapted from Dillard’s recent book.

I lay in bed. My husband, Gary, was reading beside me. I lay in bed and looked at the painting on the hotel room wall. It was a print of a detailed and lifelike painting of a smiling clown’s head, made out of vegetables. It was a painting of the sort which you do not intend to look at, and which, alas, you never forget. Some tasteless fate presses it upon you; it becomes part of the complex interior junk you carry with you wherever you go. Two years have passed since the total eclipse of which I write. During those years I have forgotten, I assume, a great many things I wanted to remember—but I have not forgotten that clown painting or its lunatic setting in the old hotel. The clown was bald. Actually, he wore a clown’s tight rubber wig, painted white; this stretched over the top of his skull, which was a cabbage. His hair was bunches of baby carrots. Inset in his white clown makeup, and in his cabbage skull, were his small and laughing human eyes. The clown’s glance was like the glance of Rembrandt in some of the self-portraits: lively, knowing, deep, and loving. The crinkled shadows around his eyes were string beans. His eyebrows were parsley. Each of his ears was a broad bean. His thin

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Weekly Roundup | Random Chat | Notifications

News roundup for the previous week.

In International news

  1. "I wish you a happy Year of the Rooster!" Leaders send Lunar New Year greetings to Chinese people

  2. Taiwan aspires to create a "new era" of peace with China as military action cannot resolve problems, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said in a letter to Pope Francis. Self styles herself "As the first female president in the ethnic Chinese world"

  3. Bank of China opens first Chinese bank branch in Serbia: Bank of China will make further contributions to China's Belt and Road Initiative through its financial services

  4. China to Clear Path on Mekong River for Large Ships: Thailand is backing Chinese plans to clear parts of the Mekong River to allow large cargo ships to pass through. The project is intended to boost shipping navigation along a 630-km part of the river from Yunnan province to Luang Prabang in Laos

  5. China, Philippines to roll out $3.7B in cooperation projects: Duterte is planning another China trip in May to attend an international conference on China's project to revitalize the ancient Silk Road trade routes through vast investments in infrastructure

  6. Japanese embassy funds secret PR war on China

  7. Asians Are Now Being Targeted For Hate Crimes in LA, Experts Blame Donald Trump

  8. Russia beats Saudi Arabia as China's top crude oil supplier in 2016

  9. [Tonga's leadership has lauded the country's relationship with China following a visit by a Chinese National People's Congress delegation. Both Tonga's Prime Minister and the Speaker of the Tongan Legislative Assembly told the delegation that Tonga was overwhelmed with China's bilateral assistance](https://np.reddit.com/r/Sino/comments/5r3dmg/tongas_leadership

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[WANT] Telegraph's '100 novels everyone should read' in English or Dutch - [EU Netherlands]

Hi there, I'm trying to broaden my knowledge of (international) literature, so I'm taking up the challenge to read a book from the telegraph list every two weeks. Can you guys help me out?

You can find the list here or here:

  • 100 The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein

  • 99 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  • 98 The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore

  • 97 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

  • 96 One Thousand and One Nights Anon

  • 95 The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • 94 Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

  • 93 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré

  • 92 Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

  • 91 The Tale of Genji by Lady Murasaki

  • 90 Under the Net by Iris Murdoch

  • 89 The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing

  • 88 Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin

  • 87 On the Road by Jack Kerouac

  • 86 Old Goriot by Honoré de Balzac

  • 85 The Red and the Black by Stendhal

  • 84 The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

  • 83 Germinal by Emile Zola

  • 82 The Stranger by Albert Camus

  • 81The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

  • 80 Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey

  • 79 Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

  • 78 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

  • 77 Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

  • 76 The Trial by Franz Kafka

  • 75 Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee

  • 74 Waiting for the Mahatma by RK Narayan

  • 73 All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque

  • 72 Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler

  • 71 The Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin

  • 70 The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

  • 69 If On a Winter’s Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino

  • 68 Crash by JG Ballard

  • 67 A Bend in the River by VS Naipaul

  • 66 Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  • 65 Dr Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

  • 64 The Cairo Trilogy by Naguib Mahfouz

  • 63 The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

  • 62 Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

  • 61 My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk

  • 60 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

  • 59 London Fields by Martin Amis

  • 58 The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño

  • 57 The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse

  • 56 The Tin Drum by Günter Grass

  • 55 Austerlitz by WG Sebald

  • 54 Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

  • 53 The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

  • 52 The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

  • 51 Underworld by Don DeLillo

  • 50 Beloved by Toni Morrison

  • 49 The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

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Modi Coterie Trying Hard to Prove Rahul Right

Ane-sided privatization drive benefiting few corporate friends. Will Modi Wake Up?

After a big bang boost to privatization in the budget, the financial markets in February 2021 saw a kind of bull run on steroids clocking new lifetime highs every other day. GST collections too soared to new all-time highs of more than Rs.1.1 Lakh crores per month after a period of slumber in 2020. Overall, an atmosphere of euphoria and exuberance was sprouting on all counters. The general consensus is that the Indian economy is out of the woods, back on the runway track, gaining pace, and is about to take off to a double-digit growth under PM Modi’s leadership.

Indeed, PM Modi and his team did a commendable job handling the pandemic, confronting national security threats at the border, bringing in a series of structural reforms, and reviving the economy by kickstarting privatization. Daily so much is happening on the strategic front that only after a few years down the line can we see its tangible impact. Such action-packed performance by team Modi is helping Modi gain immense political capital. No other opponent is able to play even catch up. But how many ever successes Modi may fare to his account, one crucial aspect will make or break his legacy.

There is a firm belief that no corruption at the higher levels is possible in the Modi government. Whether from BJP or not, many people firmly believe that PM Modi is not corrupt and Modi will not tolerate corruption in his government. ‘ना खाऊंगा ना खाने दूंगा’ ‘Na khaunga, na khane dunga’ was one of his clarion slogans that got him to the Prime Ministership. That popular sentiment inspired a whole lot of the young generation and boosted investor confidence, and enabled a level playing field in his governance. Many MNCs too felt comfortable doing business with India because of the certainty of government policies and transparent decision-making from the top. This goodwill ultimately paved the way for a robustly growing economy while garnering the much-needed support to usher in more structural reforms as well.

It is justifiable and understandable that “There is no business for the Government to be in Business.” This principled stand of Modi government is a welcome step for obvious reasons that the private sector through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) brings efficiency in service delivery, e

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