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2023.06.10 01:38 GoddessLunaX3 This isn't fun anymore...
2023.06.10 00:37 Throwaway32586375 Theory/Thoughts regarding 'Project Blue beam' (US/NASA), WEF, and the Mainstream Media shift.
Im usually a lurker, not a poster - so apologies any misused forms. I wanted a share my thoughts/theory about Project Blue Beam, so thank you for reading, if you do. There are probably many other examples I've forgotten as due to work this has taken me most of the day to write please share if you have anything to add. I am quite tired, so apologies for any potential ramblings or spelling errors.
For those of you not familiar there's this very unbiased article on the subject
, or my attempt at an introduction below. Project Blue Beam is (allegedly) a U.S. program (NASA) that was exposed by Canadian Investigative Journalist Serge Monast. After he exposed the program, he was in heavy legal troubles for being involved with “networks of prohibited information”. He conveniently died of a heart attack at home, just 24 hours after being released from jail after his second arrest. Project Blue Beam (PBB) consists of the theory that the US government along with certain groups both governmental and "privately run" organizations have an agenda for a World Government and planetary control. Three of the steps though of in the 1990's according to Serge was these:
- To abolish all religions and replace them with a one-world religion based on the “cult of man”.
- Abolish all national identities to create a “one-world” movement.
- To remove the notion of “family” and force everyone to work for a new one-world Government.
It makes sense in the years later as technology progressed to take Crypto into consideration, along with control of the already global food, mineral and oil/gas supply. It's name comes from point number one, where they planned on using an alien invasion as a rallying cry for the world to unite, and this would be done essentially with holograms. Okey, so these are certain points that I've been thinking of:
- There's been a huge shift in the discussion surrounding Aliens as of late, along with their constant prodding of "Its maybe aliens" - The Media has gone from calling them Conspiracy Theorists who only deserve ridicule, to the current "Whistle blower" which should be taken seriously. Article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/jun/06/whistleblower-ufo-alien-tech-spacecraft
- Whether you're for or against the LGBTQ Agenda, It most certainly does exist. I am not here to come off as bigoted, what you do with your partner in your home is none of my business. The simple fact remains, with the recent news surrounding children's involvement, schools hiding much of what they're teaching to the young from their parents creates a divide. The idea of the strong nuclear family, or the "traditional family" which whether you like it or not, built every civilization in existence is being broken down. I am specifically thinking of the new wave of
"MAP's" and the overwhelming focus on transgender-ism which is being forced onto the young by the "woke" left.
- The very idea of nationalism in the west has been and is still being demolished. Through good intentioned mass immigration, to European native's not being allowed to be proud of their origins, to the very corruption of our history and literature through Hollywood/Nnetflix and similar producers.
- Many countries in Europe, which were the major food producers in the region, have either been immobilized (Ukraine) or had their hands tied by their very own government (Netherlands and others). When there isn't enough food to go around in the proud European countries, what better save than a global effort with strings attached to save the day. This is also the case with limitations essentially in most continents where "the west" holds sway, either in terms of limits on Nitrogen Fertilizers, Bio-engineered seeds with the famous 'one harvest, no regrowth' properties etc. Article (Amsterdam): https://www.americanexperiment.org/the-war-on-agriculture-netherlands-is-shutting-down-3000-farms-to-meet-climate-goals/
- If nothing else, Covid showed how easily the general public could be controlled, and how quickly people could be thrown to the curb by not following along. With the problems international trading, society, and governments faced during this time as well, the sheer mass of opportunities for those in charge to leverage their way into otherwise difficult positions, or otherwise un-held positions would be child's play.
- The renewed threat of mutually assured destruction. Every day there is another article about the current two sides - the Glorious West versus the evil Russian/Chinese. Makes you think - wouldn't it be nicer if we all just got along, working as one?
- If you were ever in doubt there's someone in control, just look at the media. Currently there are protests all over Europe, and in many locations around the North American continent, and i would assume many other places in the world, And the global western Media speaking of these what so ever. So if it was needed, there is ample proof that they are consistently working together on an international level, taking the same orders, following the same agenda.
- A failing global economy, fear of global war and years of famine leaves WEF's and G7's CBDC
as the perfect candidate for solving all international economies, forcing countries, companies and private citizens into using the CBDC's, and by doing so giving them complete control. With the disdain the western society have for religions today, money has become the new religion, which they can control.
We as the global population would of course not dig too deep into this, because with this agenda of scaring us, along with the major potential revelation of aliens, we would simply be too occupied to think. It feels like the perfect storm, and seeing how things are progressing, It genuinely feels like we're being groomed for something big. It might not turn out to be Project Blue Beam specifically, but it does fit the description.
I would love to hear it if you have anything to add, another point of view or anything of the like!
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2023.06.09 23:21 Tydy22 I finally passed multiculturalism in 1.3 in 1885, has anyone done better?
2023.06.09 22:43 JoshAsdvgi THE SACRED PIPE OF THE T'SALAGI
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THE SACRED PIPE OF THE T'SALAGI
Most all Nations have stories about the 'Sacred Pipe'.
What many people refer to it as The Peace Pipe.
Which is an incorrect Hollywood thought shown in the old west movies and cartoons.
The Sacred Pipe is to the Native Americans as the cross is to Christian cultures.
The pipe, in one form or another, has come to most cultures around the world.
Every group has used the pipe in one way or another and has stories of how they came to have it.
The Lakota tell the story of the White Buffalo woman and how she first brought the pipe to them.
Just as the T'salagi have this story.
It is not important how the pipe first arrived.
Or who it came to first as all nations see themselves as the first to have this gift from creator.
What is important is that the pipe is revered as a sacred item and also important is that it did come from The Creator.
What is most important is that pipe was brought to all men of this world, for we all must share this world......
Long ago, but not long after the world was new, a tribe of red skinned people came to live on the lands which are around The Blue Smoke Mountains.
At this time, the animals of the world still talked to men and taught them how to live on and care for the land.
These people were called "Ani Yun Wiya" or the One True People.
In this tribe lived a brave warrior woman.
She was called 'Arrow Woman'.
Arrow Woman was taught to use the bow, the spear and the knife.
Even though it was a man's job to hunt and fight,
Arrow Woman could shoot straighter with the bow than any man, she could throw the knife so as split a branch no bigger than your thumb and she could throw the spear into eye of a hawk in flight.
Because of all this, no man would tell her to be like a woman.
One day while on a hunt,
Arrow Woman came upon the tracks of Yona the bear.
She saw blood on the ground and knew him to be wounded so she followed his tracks.
High into the mountains she followed.
Soon she came to a place that she did not know.
It was in this place, a place known only to the animals that she finally saw Yona the bear.
He had a deep cut in his side and she saw him bowing down in prayer.
She saw him bowing toward a large field of tall grass and speaking words that she had not heard before.
Suddenly, the grass shimmered and became a lake.
Arrow Woman saw Yona dive into the water.
After a time he emerged from the water, his side was completely healed.
Yona then saw Arrow Woman and walked to her.
Yona told her, "this is the sacred lake of the animals.
It is called, 'Atagahi' and it's location is known only to the animals.
It is where we come for healing and strength.
You are the first human creature to see the sacred lake.
You must never tell your kind of it's location for it is the home of 'The Great Uktena'.
With these words Yona the Bear turned and walked into the woods and disappeared.
Arrow Woman was tired after following Yona all day so she decided to rest a while by this lake.
She built a small fire and sat down to eat a meal that she had brought with her.
She took a drink of the water from the lake and felt instantly refreshed.
She was amazed, she felt strong as Yan'si the Buffalo.
She felt as if she run faster than Coga the Raven could fly.
The woods were quiet, Unole the wind was sleeping, Nvda the sun was shining bright but was not hot, the surface of the lake was completely calm, Arrow Woman began to get sleepy.
It was at this time that she saw 'Uktena', she had been told of him when she was a child but no one in her tribe ever claimed to have seen him.
High above the water he raised his great serpent's head, the jewel in his forehead glistening.
He began to move toward her.
Arrow Woman grabbed up her spear and stood up to face the great creature coming to her, standing proud, showing no fear, the way any warrior should.
She raised her spear and prepared to strike the huge beast.
Uktena stopped a short distance from her.
He smiled, his mouth was larger than a man was tall and full of teeth longer than man's forearm.
He spoke to the brave woman on the bank of his lake.
To her he said, "Put down your weapons for I mean you no harm.
I come only to teach." Arrow Woman laid down her spear and began to relax, somehow knowing Uktena spoke truly.
Uktena told her to sit and to listen.
Uktena dipped his head below the surface and came back up a moment later.
In his mouth he had a strangely crooked stick and a leather pouch.
These things he laid on the ground in front of Arrow Woman.
Then the Great Uktena began to teach.
He said,"This that I have laid before you is the Sacred Pipe of The Creator."
He then told her to pick up the pipe.
"The bowl is of the same red clay The Creator used to make your kind.
The red clay is Woman kind and is from the Earth.
Just as a woman bears the children and brings forth life, the bowl bears the sacred tobacco (tsula) and brings forth smoke.
The stem is Man.
Rigid and strong the stem is from the plant kingdom and like a man it supports the bowl just as man supports his family."
Uktena then showed Arrow Woman how to join the bowl to the stem saying, "
Just as a man and a woman remain separate until joined in marriage so too are the bowl and stem separate.
Never to be joined unless the pipe is used."
Uktena then showed her how place the sacred tsula into the pipe and with an ember from the fire lit the tsula so it burned slightly.
He told her this, "The smoke is the breath of The Creator, When you draw the smoke into your body, you will be cleansed and made whole.
When the smoke leaves your mouth, it will rise to The Creator. Your prayers, your dreams, your hopes and desires will be taken to Him in the smoke.
Also the truth in your soul will be shown to Him when you smoke the pipe.
If you are not true, do not smoke the pipe.
If your spirit is bad and you seek to deceive, do not smoke the pipe."
Uktena continued his lesson well into the night teaching Arrow Woman all of the prayers used with the pipe and all of the reasons for using the pipe.
He finished just as the moon was beginning her nightly journey across the sky in search of her true love.
He told Arrow Woman to wrap the pipe in cloth, keeping the parts separate.
With this done He told her that she would never again be able to find this place but to remember all that she had learned. Uktena then returned to depths of the lake.
Arrow Woman saw the water shimmer and become again the field of grass.
She left, taking with her the pipe and her lessons and a wondrous tale.
Ever since that time,
The Ani Yun Wiya have used the sacred pipe and never again has any man seen the sacred lake of Uktena.
The pipe is not a symbol of things that are sacred.
The pipe itself is sacred.
Not everyone is called upon to be a pipe bearer.
The person who carries the pipe and practices the pipe ceremonies and traditions has a great responsibility to his brothers and sisters, his land and country and even to the Earth Mother.
The pipe bearer does not 'own' the pipe he carries.
He simply carries the pipe until the time comes for him to pass it to the next bearer.
The pipe bearer is given certain powers of sight from the pipe as well as an ability to heal and purify.
Should the bearer fall from grace and become a liar, thief, neglected his duties when asked, or become deceitful, the pipe would repossess these gifts and then the possibility of misfortune for the former bearer may exist.
One should be ready to accept the responsibility of the pipe for it may make demands upon you.
It will become your teacher and guide. It can also be your worst enemy if used wrongly. I leave it to you to decide if these words are truly said.
This is the way that I have learned.
2023.06.09 22:30 HKB VOTING THREAD for The Modellies Odyssey: Movie Magic Award Competition Show and GaME 2021 (MOMMACSG2021): Egregious Product Placement (The Cast Away FedEx Brief)
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The Brief: Most Hollywood movies have some kind of product placement deal. You’re going to take inspiration from the movie Cast Away and make your desired product integral to the plot of your movie. In Cast Away, Tom Hanks plays some kind of FedEx executive who charmingly berates his employees to do things faster and better the FedEx way*. When his private FedEx plane crashes, he manages to survive on a desert island in part because of the items he recovers from FedEx packages, most notably a ball named/branded “Wilson” (another example of plot-integral product placement). FedEx is HUGE in this movie, as so will be your product in your movie. This is no Coca-Cola product in the background product placement, but much more! PRIVATE VOTING ONLY! YOU CAN VOTE VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE ON REDDIT TO EITHER NIC CAGE OR MERYL STREEP OR VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE ON DISCORD.
Helen Laura-Prescott Walsh in DIET COKE HEADS
Helen Laura Prescott Walsh stars as Vicki Valentine in 'Diet Coke Heads' the story about a group of mean girls living in the suburbs. Think Heathers or Jawbreaker but with upper middle class moms. Vicki is the newest member of an exclusive clique in Edina, Minnesota where the film takes place. All the women drink diet coke to stay thin. The women begin to target Vicki when one of their husband's make a pass at her. This shot is from a party in which Vicki has been kicked out for confronting the mean girls and she is fantasizing about harming the main queen bee and replacing her and taking her wealthy husband who's been trying to get with her. Soon she and the husband start and affair and then plot to take the mean girl group down but Vicki soon realizes that the man of her dreams is a complete psychopath and she must find a way to take him down.
Glenda Haven in PRIME CADET
I'm used to gear like this because I was in a full body cast from ages 3-10 so I was the Prime candidate to star as Astronaut Prima Vonalise. She travels to outer space to find a new home for Planet Earth but needs home goods shipped to her as she rebuilds a new community. COMING SOON.... To Prime video 2034
Post Hastings in CAUGHT RED HANDED
Biz Kazoo is the greatest thief in the thieving business. Until... he gets addicted to Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. They’re just too damn good! * Turns to camera and winks *
He can handle the flaming hot butthole. He can handle the few extra pounds. But when he starts leaving copious amounts of Cheeto dust at the scene of every crime, something needs to change.
Follow this bizarre tale as Biz evades some close calls and tries to rid himself of these flamin’ hot powder fingers and get back his old sticky thieving fingers. Before it’s too late. These are not thieving fingers.... THESE are thieving fingers!
Jon Cocktoasten in CIGARETTE DREAMS
Cigarette Dreams is a movie about a man named Julian, who is struggling to find his place in the world. He is lost and hopeless. One day, Julian stumbles upon a pack of Marlboro cigarettes, and decides to try one. To his surprise, he finds that smoking gives him a form of escaping from his problems. However, as Julian becomes more and more dependent on the cigarette, he begins to neglect his responsibilities and relationships. He also starts to experience negative health effects from smoking. What should he do? Should he stop smoking? But if he does, how will he cope with the hopelessness called his life?
Missy Moonlight in ALL THAT GLITTERS
From the creators of "I'm feeling blue" staring model failed turning actress Lily Nova comes "All that glitters"
Mckinleigh was born with a curse, that she is permanently sparkly with craft glitter. She doesn't mind it all that much until she meets Jaxon, who is allergic to craft glitter. She really likes Jaxon so she buys the Neutrogena grapefruit wipes. They wipe the sparkles off perfectly.... for maybe about 20 minutes. She goes through 20 packets a day because they are only things that semi work. The wipes smell absolutely amazing, but she has to figure out if she can beat the curse or if Jaxon is worth using 2929203830382 Neutrogena grapefruit wipes in her lifetime. Taking place in Utah, this movie will make you laugh, cry and yearning to buy Neutrogena Grapefruit Wipes
Xander Tuffcun in THE CHASE
Daniel (played by Arran Slay) is a poor man who came across a PS5 during one of his dumpster dive. Thinking he hit a jackpot, he took it home with him. Unbeknownst to him, info about one of the biggest crime organization, led by Tristian (played by Xander Tuffcunt), is stored in there. If that info got leaked, it may bring down the whole operation so Tristian is willing to do anything to get it back.
As the mafia closes in on him, Daniel must use all his wits and skills to outsmart his pursuers and stay one step ahead of them. Can he get out of this with his life intact? Find out in "The Chase" coming to theatre near you
Abra Candelabra in SCAVENGERS
Scavengers begins with our filthy, bedraggled heroine, Onyx, played by Abra Candelabra, walking through a post apocalyptic rural wasteland until she comes across a deserted town where she discovers a fantastical gold mine: a diner with a somehow still working soda fountain and walk-in full of freezer-burnt fast food. She holes up in this magical oasis and, from that point forward, is never seen without her trusty and refreshing cup of Coke. (In fact, 33% of the film’s total audio is simply Onyx refilling or loudly slurping her Coke.) All is well until another scavenger stumbles upon the diner. Scrambling to hide, Onyx forgets to grab her Coke, and to her horror, the interloper dares to TAKE A SIP! This leads to an extended fight scene, culminating in the first line of the film, delivered with Onyx’s hand around his throat: “Don’t touch my fucking Coke.” Will the two scavengers battle to the death, or will they fall in love and band together to defend their artery clogging oasis from marauders? (It’s clearly the latter, or else how would we stretch this movie to 100 minutes?)
Scavengers: Officially sponsored by Coca-Cola; unofficially sponsored by the American obesity epidemic
Blue Aida in DUCK BOX
A remake of the hit classic Bird Box (2018), where a mysterious force decimates the population. If you see it…you die. Blue and a group of other expendables are stuck inside a Home Depot when it all begins. They learn to blindfold themselves with duct tape (with literally in your face Duck Tape branding) to protect themselves from the entity. However, with them blindfolded inside a Home Depot, their clumsy butts fall victim to all the dangerous home improvement tools instead.
Sonya Boom in MOTHER'S MILK
There’s a cult. There’s cultsex. There’s milk. Lots and lots of milk and cults and cultsex. There’s also teats and feet.
But this film is sponsored by GOT MILK? and the Dairy Association of America and FAIRLIFE. So this film is also wholesome and nutritious and suspiciously expensive and suspiciously bleached.
“Mother’s milk is not the only thing being homogenized this Summer,” said Sonya Boom in her promo tour. “This film is so creamy it made me a lesbian and will probably make you one, too.”
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2023.06.09 20:54 No_Geologist_2742 How to talk to traditional parents and compromise ideas
I’m white while my fiancé is Indian American, and we are getting married next year. Originally the idea was to do a fusion wedding but discussions revealed that his family’s idea of a fusion wedding was a full Indian wedding with just a small western ceremony thrown in at some point. My fiancé isn’t religious and wanted more western elements, so now we’re throwing our own fusion wedding featuring the elements of Indian culture that are important to him. His parents seem just king of neutral toward that whole deal, but doesn’t really matter as it’s going smoothly and we’re paying.
The problem comes in where his parents have decided we must have a traditional Telugu hindu wedding. Specifically one done in the style of their wedding according to their family’s traditions. They’re still struggling with venues as they are unable to find many that want to accommodate the auspicious time, outside catering, and an open flame, but they seem to have found one that they think will work.
Now they’re telling us their plan. For everything, they say either my fiancé or I can say if we are uncomfortable with anything, but when either of us try to speak up about being uncomfortable with something, they immediately dismiss our concerns. They showed us their wedding and kept talking about how tiring and exhausting it was and saying that would be us. They finally agreed to my fiancé’s request that he not do the entire 4+ hours of ceremony in front of the whole community, and said they could play a video of it for the larger community at the reception.
So apparently in his family’s specific tradition, there is no bonding or celebratory component to mehendi. I will just be sitting alone getting henna for hours. The haldi will just be just about the ceremony with a bunch of older people on his side that I’ve ever met because his parents traditions didn’t view it as much of a celebratory event. I get asked what color I want to wear and when I say anything but yellow, they say no you have to wear yellow. Then why ask if you already have rules. And now they’re saying that in addition to doing the entire ceremony that morning, the reception will just consist of them playing video clips and then making us imitate the whole ceremony again (just without the priest or flame which apparently makes it different). And then people will eat.
We asked if there will be dancing or anything fun at the reception, and they said they didn’t want to, but are worried they might have to if people won’t be engaged. They’re not planning on letting people eat until after the video and demonstrations. My fiancé doesn’t feel comfortable performing all of that again in front of a crowd (hence the smaller ceremony in the first place.
Honestly I don’t know how we got here. Now we apparently are doing everything twice. And everything the super traditional way (no my uncle cannot walk me up, I must be carried by him in a basket, etc). My fiancé at this point is really upset because he feels like they don’t care at all what he wants or if he’s comfortable and feels really used. He’s also afraid that the community honestly isn’t even going to enjoy the current plan (last time we went to a fusion wedding with the same people they were all upset that people did speeches before dinner much less a whole repeat of the ceremony).
I just feel really stuck in the middle here even though I’m kind of on the outside. It’s already hard enough to get them to be okay with the fact that I’m not Indian, but my fiancé is so miserable and it’s rubbing off on our actual wedding because whenever he thinks about wedding stuff, he just thinks about this. Honestly I was prepared to just put up with it, because it’s just a week or two of stuff, but now it feels constant since it has made for a constant passive aggressive conflict between my fiancé and his parents.
He wants to talk to them about either scaling back or at least refusing to repeat the ceremony parts again at the “reception”. Any advice for how to approach them? Where should we just give?
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2023.06.09 20:06 travimsky On a post about Libya during Gaddafi.
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2023.06.09 19:42 proudpileofsticks When will it finally change?
It’s just getting old
Our healthcare system, the cost, insurance, big pharma, it’s just exhausting.
When are we going to just going to push for and win as citizens for a universal healthcare system.
Also it’s not just the broken healthcare system. It’s the nightmare of housing, cost of food, cost of goddamn everything.
When are we as Americans just going to change it? Instead of (understandably) just give in because we’re too tired and have lost hope.
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2023.06.09 18:59 hodsct59 Belmont Park Choices 6-10-2023 Belmont Stakes Day
My normal maximum budget for any week of racing is around $400, which I am comfortable with losing should I not hit a race. While I personally do not like to lose that much any week, the only other options are to bet less money or pass the races entirely. Playing less money will cause me to far short of my monthly and/or yearly goals and not playing at all is like the saying goes "You have to be in it for any chance of winning." On big race weekends, I will budget more, not to spread out my risk anymore, but to bet more of the better races and fuller fields that comes around only so often. Good Luck and hopefully you can knock down a big score which is so much more enjoyable than trying to nickel and dime the tracks to death (never works long term).
Race 1: Maiden Special Weight --- Purse $90,000 --- 3 YOs & Up F&M ---- 6 Furlongs Turf:
2) Get Respect (8-1) is making her first start of the year. However, with maidens, they do not have to be the fittest a trainer can get them because most are not anywhere near their full potential until after a few races of experience. This one has 7 works for her first start this year, the first two were leg stretchers, the next four were decent and has the look of a trainer trying to get horse fit and the last work, 3 days before scheduled start, simply an exercise to keep her happy until race day. 3x5 to Storm Cat.
6) Quiescent (15-1) has started twice this year, setting the pace to the top of the stretch before tiring slightly to finish third while losing the photo finish at the wire to the Brown entry just above her, then setting the pace for a half before tiring badly in her last race which obviously her first start of year took enough conditioning out of her that she was still tire when entered back despite one average work after that first start (better known as a bounce). Now she has one good work, indicating she is not tired now and expect a rebound in this start. 5x5 to Mr. Prospector but also has a crossing influence to Never Bend through the dam line of Arch on her sire side and thru the 3rd dam, Stiff Breeze, a daughter. Fifth dam, Whirl Right, is a full sister to 1941 U.S. TC winner Whirlaway.
3) Roman Goddess (12-1) has started once this year and stumbled at the start which basically eliminated her from having any chance to impact the race. She has five more works since that effort and most of them were designed only to give her some leg stretching exercise. 4x4 to Mr. Prospector & Danzig.
10) Cindylouwho (15-1) has started 4 times this year, with 2 third place finishes in 5 furlongs grass sprints her only board finishes and the starts on dirt with little effort put into each race. She now has 3 placings in 4 lifetime attempts on grass and only needs to produce a race similar to any of them to be a major factor against these. She has what looks like two good works since her last, but both came on the Palm Meadows training track which is one of the fastest training tracks in the nation and those works are average at best. However, based off her actual races, she fits with these. 4x3 to A.P. Indy, 5(C)x5(C)x4(F) to Northern Dancer, 5x4 to Mr Prospector, 5x5 to Secretariat & Roberto.
My Risks: $8 WP 2, $5 Ex Box 2-6, $1 Tri Box 2-3-6, $.20 Super Box 2-3-6-10, $1 Super Key 2 with 3-6-10 with 3-6-10 with 3-6-10. Total Risk $42.80.
Race 2: Allowance --- Purse $80,000 --- 3 YOs & Up F&M NY Bred N/W $18K 1x or N/W 2 Races Lifetime --- 7 Furlongs Turf:
8) Silver Skillet (10-1) has one start this year which he chased the early pace for 6 furlongs before tiring, which is a typical first start back for most front runners after getting five months or longer break. Trainer put one easy or leg stretching type work in her since that start simply because he already saw her speed was still there in works prior to her first start back. This will be her first start on grass in her career. See a likely gate to wire effort for her against these. 5(C)x5(F)x5(F) to Mr. Prospector.
6) Lisa's Vision (8-1) has started once this year where she sat mid-pack early edge herself up to the edge of being a serious contender into the stretch before flattening out and stalling. Again, this is a typical first start back for a horse with this running style and you should expect improvement this out. Her last two efforts just before the break in races with same class, distance, and surface, she was nearing an effort to move on to the next condition or better races. Trainer has put 5 more works in her since her last effort, an easy work followed by 4 decent to good works. If she gets a little help with a pressured early pace which she did not get in her first start back, she could easily win this. Contender. 5x3 to Storm Cat.
7)Royal Dancer (12-1) has one start this year where she was eyeing the early pace as two ahead of her duel for a quarter, then the leader shook free and open a clear lead, forcing this one to pick up the chase much earlier than preferred, but then chase the loose leader to the top of the stretch before tiring after breaking from the 12th post, a slot that has very little chance to win in NY grass sprints. Trainer has put 5 more works in her since that effort, mostly leg stretching type works but a couple that could prove very helpful, including a bullet work five days before this start. She has two NY bred stakes placings on grass before she broke her maiden. Has some talent. 4(C)x5(C)x5(F)x5(F) to Northern Dancer, 5x4 to Fappiano.
1)I'mhavingamoment (5-1) has four starts this year, the first race was a state bred stakes race which she was overmatched against coming off a maiden win, then finished second and then 2 thirds after a drop down in class and a slow rise back up into condition allowance in her last start while also her first effort on grass. Has two works since that last effort, a good work followed by a decent and useful work. 5x4 to Danzig, 5x5 to Cyane, 5(C)x5(F)x5(F) to Northern Dancer. Her 5th dam is U.S. Champion Filly, Tempted, who has a stakes race named in her honor for 3 YO fillies.
My Risk: $6 WP 6, $5 Ex Box 6-8, $1 Tri Box 6-7-8, $.30 Super Box 1-6-7-8, $1 Super Key 8 with 1-6-7 with 1-6-7 with 1-6-7. Total Risk: $41.20.
Race 3: Pass on betting.
Race 4: Allowance --- Purse $85,000 --- 3 YOs & Up N/W $18K 1x or N/W 2 lifetime --- 7 Furlongs:
4) Bezos (50-1) has started 4 times this year, has flashed front running speed in all of them but then tired badly. In his last start, he carried his speed further than he has all year long or since he was last in his best form. This type wins only when they can control the early pace and he looks like he found a spot where he can do just that. Most of these horses have not tried stakes races in their career but the few that have has done so against young 2 YOs or 3 YOs, except this one when he set the pace in a G3 and a listed stake race against proven older horses. In addition, he will carry light race in the field due to his jockey receiving a 7 lbs. apprentice break. May seen foolish but will take a shot with this one with the speed to top of the stretch angle I have used successful plenty of times.
9) Twelth Man (6-1) has started three times this year with a second in his first start his only board finish this year. However, his current form cycle began with his last start last year after a 7-month break and he returned in close to same physical form as when he was stopped on. After a couple of pretty good efforts, he had a couple of not so good efforts. He is working on his third race since a good effort, and this is an angle I read about years ago that suggested betting horses back in their third start after a win if next two starts were not as good as his winning effort, but tweaked this angle to include all horses that gave a solid effort because it worked more often that way and with higher odds than the third race after a win.
2) Shipsational (15-1) has started 4 times this year with a second in his third start back as his only board finish this year. Next two races were poor and would normally be enough to consider a horse has tailed off his best form. But he has 5 works since that last effort, all of them decent to good that were also likely very useful. His current form cycle began in October last year when he came off almost a 7 month break after a second and third effort in a G2 & G3 stake races that obviously knocked him off his best form.
My Risks: $5 Ex Box 4-9, $1 Tri Box 2-4-9, $2 Quinella 2-4, $2 Quinella 4-9. Total Risk $20.00.
Race 5: Poker Stakes(G3) --- Purse $200,000 --- 4 YOs & Up ---- One Mile Turf:
3) Mackinnon (15-1) is making his first start of the year. Has six works to prepare for this start but also a trainer that brings his trainees back in top form often. 4x5 to Storm Cat.
1)Chez Pierre (1-1) threw easily a career best in last. A bounce candidate for sure. Under no circumstance would I accept 1-1 odds or less on a horse whose biggest win in the U.S. before his last race was a listed stake and has shown he is vulnerable against this class.
5) Anaconda (8-1) looks in best shape of the rest in a weak field for a G3 stakes race.
My Risk: $8 Exacta Straight 3-1, $1 Tri Box 1-3-5, $6 Tri Straight 3-1-5. Total Risk $20.00.
Race 6: Brooklyn Stakes(G2) --- Purse $250,000 ---- 4 YOs & Up --- 1 1/2 Miles:
6) Forewarned (20-1) has five starts with one win and one third his placings this year. I normally try to find horses that run late in these marathon type races, and he looks like he maybe can though this far is a question mark for him like every other horse in this field.
11) Code Runner (50-1) was originally trained by Asmussen and showed a little ability but not enough to impact graded stakes races. Horse was eventually put in hands of a trainer that has shown no ability or idea of how to properly prepare or get a horse fit. So, his race record looks much worse than it should and in a race like this, anything can and usually does happen.
9) Calibrate (10-1) won a stakes race at this distance two back while finishing in front of a couple of these, then was kept wide by the jockey throughout in his last start when beaten by several of these (per equibase footnotes). Switch of trainers and two good works since his last start. Which one will show up today? Guess right and you could make a decent score.
7) Warrant (5-2) won his last start under a drive after stalking and putting only front runner away heading into the stretch. Will likely have more pace to run at in here, so if jockey times his move slightly later, he will have a better chance of holding the late runners safe. A move a little early, like his last, likely results in a board finish only. 3 works since his last start, an easy leg stretching type work followed by two good works suggests he will be antsy to go earlier than usual.
My Risks: $4 Exacta Box 6-11, $1 Tri Box 6-9-11, $.30 Super Box 6-7-9-11. Total Risk $21.20. (a wild guess).
Race 7: Ogden Phipps S(G1) --- Purse $500,000 --- 4 YOs & Up F&M ---- 1 1/16 Mile:
1)Pass The Champagne (8-1) ran a monster type race when just getting caught at the wire by the eventual Ky Oaks winner in the Ashland Stakes in her very first start against winners two years ago. However, that race not only knock her off form, but she needed almost a year off after a dull effort in the Oaks, then won an O/C race in her only start before taking another year break. A typical scenario of being asked to do too much too soon. She has four starts this year but in her last start, she suggested she has returned to her best form. Two useful works since her last start and she is sitting on go. 3x4 to Mr. Prospector, 4(C)x5(C)x5(C) to Northern Dancer.
4) Secret Oath (2-1) has started three times this year, winning her first start and then just missing in both of her next two starts, finishing 2nd in each race. Her Ky Oaks win remains her only G1 triumph through she has placed 2nd or 3rd in six more G1 races, all in her last 10 starts. 4x3 to Fappiano, 5(C)x5(C)x4(F) to Mr. Prospector.
2) Search Results (4-1) has started once this year and finishing third after trying the length of the stretch to get by the top two with no results. She has three works since that start, a good work followed by two useful works. Complete outcross in her first five generations. However, 8th dam, Iron Maiden, a daughter of War Admiral, produced 1957 Ky Derby winner Iron Liege and is 2nd dam of 1955 Ky Derby winner, Swaps.
6) Clairiere (6-5) has started twice this year, finishing second in the first start and then turning the tables on that rival in their next start. Both again shows up for the next major test for older females and either one could win without it being a major shock. She has 5 works since her last start, 2 easy leg stretching type works followed by two good and useful works and then another leg stretching type work 6 days before scheduled start. 3x4 to Mr. Prospector, 5x5 to Northern Dancer.
My Risks $5 Ex Box 1-4, $1 Tri Box 1-2-4, $3 Tri Key 1 with 2-4 with 2-4, $2 Super Key 1 with 2-4-6 with 2-4-6 with 2-4-6. Total Risk $34.00.
Race 8: Woody Stephens Stakes(G1) --- Purse $400,000 --- 3 YOs ---- 7 Furlongs:
2) Gun Pilot (20-1) has started five times this year with 1 win and 2 seconds his best finish. In his last start, lasix was removed from him for the second time and for the second time he ran a flat race, especially in the stretch but this time it was an even race where his late kick was missing. It will be interesting to see what he does when lasix is remove for the second race in a row for the first time of his career. He has four works since that start, an easy leg stretching work followed by 2 bullet 5 furlongs works then another blowout type work 5 days before his scheduled start. Sire, Gun Runner, was a late developer mostly because he was thrown against top competition that set him back a few months, but trainer has brought this one along more slowly and waiting for the light to click on for him. 4x3 to Storm Cat, 4x4 to Quiet American, 5(C)x5(C)x5(F) to Fappiano. His 5th dam, Ocean's Answer, is a full sister to Storm Bird who developed her own important line and is named a Reine-de-Course mare because of her influence on the breed.
13) Drew's Gold (8-1) has started four times in his career, winning all 4 starts, including 3 this year. Now, he will get the acid test to find out just how good he might be. Many of you probably do not know this trainer, but he started his training career in Southern California and a few years later was sending horses back & forth to compete in Florida and California. But he, like several others, closed their California barns due to workers compensation laws that cause many good barns to struggle, then practically disappeared for a decade before resurfacing again in Kentucky & then NY. He has one workout since his last start, a bullet work 10 days before scheduled start. Contender. 5x4 to Storm Bird, 5x5 to Northern Dancer, Secretariat, & Blushing Groom. His dam line traces back to La Troienne which simply means this is a dam line influenced by Domino as 10 of her 11 daughters and one son was bred to Domino line sires.
11) Victory Formation (10-1) has started 3 times this year, winning a listed stakes in his first start followed by a poor effort in a G2 stakes race and then leading until deep stretch before finishing 3rd in another listed stakes. However, if you look at the distance of all three races (1 mile, 1 1/8 mile and 1 1/8) and then you look at his dam line, you will see his problem. His 2nd dam is a daughter of a solid sprinter and good sprinting sire, 4th dam, White Jasmine, is a granddaughter of Crimson Satan and his 6th dam, Sister Satan, is a 1/2 sister to Crimson Satan. Crimson Satan hails from the Domino sire line who was best known by how fast he was sprinting. He has four works since his last start, the first two good works followed by 2 decent works where trainer looked intent on trying to get him to rate by slowing his works down, something he did for the first time. 5x3 to Mr. Prospector, 5x5 to In Reality, 5(C)x5(C)x5(F) to Seattle Slew.
4) General Jim (7-2) has started three times this year, finishing unplaced in his first start though blocked most of the stretch run, then winning his next two starts in a G3 and then a G2 stakes races. He has three works since his last start, a leg stretching type work, then a good work, followed by another leg stretching type work six days before scheduled start. Looks as ready as any in here to me. Outcross in his first 5 generations but has plenty of Mr. Prospector & Northern Dancer influences on both sides.
My Risks: $5 Ex Box 2-13, $1 Tri Box 2-11-13, $.30 Super Box 2-4-11-13, $1 Super Key 13 with 2-4-11 with 2-4-11 with 2-4-11. Total Risks $29.20.
Race 9: Jaipur Stakes (G1) --- Purse $400,000 ---- 3 YOs & Up --- 6 Furlongs Turf:
5) Dr, Zempf (8-1) has started twice this year with his first start being a win in an O/C race on a GP turf course that played much faster this year than normal. Then tried G1 stakes company in his next out, set most of the pace to the top of the stretch before tiring at one mile on Keeneland's grass course. Believe he will enjoy the cutback to 6 furlongs. 3x4 to Machiavellian but sire line and broodmare sire line flows back into Northern Dancer.
13) Front Run The Fed (30-1) has started once this year in an allowance race, was near the back early, then started his rally soon after a half was complete and came with a rush in the stretch and was up and clear in time for the win. Has two leg stretching type works since that start. The stretch-out to six furlongs should suit him even more but will need to avoid trouble for best opportunity. 4x4 to Rahy, 4x5 to Mr. Prospector, 5x5 to Roberto.
10) Big Invasion (6-1) has two starts this year, winning his first start in a listed stakes at 5F on grass, then finishing unplaced in a G2 stakes race at 5 1/2 furlongs on grass but had trouble near the eight pole that likely caused him a better finish. Has 2 decent and useful works since his last start. 5x4 to Mr. Prospector. His 5th dam, Really Blue, is an unraced full sister to 1969 G1 Ky Derby & Preakness winner Majestic Prince and 2nd dam of 1998 Ky Derby & Preakness winner, Real Quiet.
6) Ice Chocolat (30-1) has three starts this year, the first to at 5 1/2 furlongs on grass and he finished unplaced in both of them, then switched to the AWT and stretched out to six furlongs when he edged closer to the leaders in the stretch run but a closing late kick was lacking. Now his fourth start of the year and one good work since his last start should help him find that needed punch late. 4(C)x5(C)x5(F) to Northern Dancer, 5(C)x4(F)x 4(F) to Mr. Prospector, 5x5 to Special.
My Risk $5 Ex Box 5-13, $ 1 Tri Box 5-10-13, $.30 Super Box 5-6-10-13, $1 Super Key 5 with 6-10-13 with 6-10-13 with 6-10-13. Total Risk $29.20.
Race 10: Metropolitan H(G1) --- Purse $1,000,000 --- 3 YOs & Up One Mile:
6) Zandon (5-1) has started once this year and finished second in what obviously trainer considered a prep for this start. The total purse for that race was $175K and no real help in raising a stallion's value, the purse for this race is $1M along with a likely raise in a stallion's value. He has three decent to good works since that effort and follows exactly the type of works he put in the horse before that race. 4x5 to Mr. Prospector.
2) Slow Down Andy (10-1) is making his first start of the year. He has 8 works to prepare for this start, the first 2 blowout type 3 furlongs works followed by 3 4 furlongs works that were simply leg stretching type works then a good 5 furlongs work and 2 good six furlongs works, none of them too fast to suggest he may leave his race in his works but not too slow to get no help from them. For reference, you can look how he brought Goldencents back off a 7-month break after winning the previous year BC Dirt Mile and finished 2nd to Palace Malice in the Met Mile. The favorite beat him last year in the BC Dirt Mile but his trip in the race (stumbled at the start, then became rank when rushed) before heading to biggest race of his life was a major reason why and usually knocks top horses off their best form. 5x4 to Mr. Prospector.
1)Cody's Wish (7-5) has made one start this year and made it a decisive win in a G1 stakes but everything in there were not of G1 quality except him which made an average win look like a romp. These are much tougher and trainer is acting concerned by how fast he has worked the horse since that race. 3 blistering fast works. Normally, horses that works this hard in works are tosses for me but I have not seen Mott put these types of works into his trainees in decades (thought he learned the hard way that super-fast works rarely works). He might run away and hide but the opposite happens way more than not. Am using caution. 3(C)x5(F)x5(F) to Mr. Prospector.
My Risks: $5 Ex Box 2-6, $3 Tri Straight 2-6 with 2-6 with 1, $5 Tri Key 6 with 1-2 with 1-2. Total Risk $26.00.
Race 11: Manhattan Stakes(G1) --- Purse $750,000 --- 4 YOs & Up --- 1 1/4 Mile Turf:
3) Warren Point (5-1) has one start in the U.S. this year where he was near the back early closed with a rush and taking a brief lead into the stretch before hanging and dropping back to fifth at 3-5 at 1 3/8 mile on the grass. Horse has shown he would much prefer the 1 1/4M distance as all 4 of his grass wins have come at that distance and his one 1 1/2-mile win was on the AWT. He has three works since that start, a leg stretching type work on dirt followed by two bullet works on grass around the dogs. 4x4 to Mr. Prospector, 5x5 to Northern Dancer, but also has a crossing to Never Bend through his grandsons Shirley Heights and Irish River.
10) Highest Honors (20-1) has one start this year where he was near the back early, was in a grind mold throughout the race but never really reach serious contention to finish 4th. Trainer has put 11 works in him, the first 5 works a little faster than he normally puts into his trainees, then gave the horse 13 days before returning to the work tab for six more weekly works, all of them good and decent though again faster than what he usually asks from his trainees. Likely as ready as he can be without a race in between some of these works. 4(C)x5(C)x4(F) to Mr. Prospector, 5x3 to Northern Dancer.
5) Soldier Rising (12-1) has one start this year where he sat mid-pack early, then eased back to last nearing the far turn while he waited for others to offer their best move, then came with a rush down the stretch to finish 2nd though no threat to winner who got away while he waited. Has 2 works since that race, a bullet work followed by a leg stretching work 6 days before scheduled start, both on grass around the dogs. 3x4 to Sadler's Wells & Danehill, 4(C)x5(C)x5(F)x5(F) to Northern Dancer, 5x5 to Special.
1)So High (50-1) has three starts this year and has not placed yet this year though he has carry his speed to the top of the stretch in each race. This race is lacking on front runners who has shown ability to beat good horses but this one will likely be the last one to stop. He has run respectable in a G1 stakes race last year at 1 3/8 miles but was never going to beat Channel Cat who won several big G1 grass stakes in his career. 4x5 to Northern Dancer, 5x5 to Northern Dancer.
My Risks: $5 Ex Box 3-10, $1 Tri Box 3-5-10, $.20 Super Box 1-3-5-10, $.60 Super Key 3 with 1-5-10 with 1-5-10 with 1-5-10, $6 Super Straight 3-10-5-1. Total Risk $30.00.
Race 12: Belmont Stakes(G1) --- $1,500,000 --- 3 YOs --- 1 1/2 Mile:
1)Tapit Shoes (20-1) Has three starts this year, the first two in o/c races where he finished 4th, then 3rd and then finished 2nd (by a head) in a stakes race at OP that offered an all fees paid to the winner to enter the Preakness S. But before that start, trainer had him under consideration for a start in the Blue Grass S by working him three times at Keeneland including on the day of the race but opted to wait while he tried to qualify Verifying for the derby. He worked again on Lexington Stakes Day which suggests that race was also under consideration before deciding on the race he did race in. Since that near miss, he has 4 more good works and this horse is sitting on a big effort. 4(C)x5(C)x5(F)x5(F) to Mr. Prospector but has a Seattle Slew crossing in the sire line and as grandsire of the 4th dam, Trithenia.
7) Hit Show (10-1) has started three times this year, winning a G3 stakes in his first start, then missing a G2 win by a nose when second followed by a fifth in the Ky Derby after getting caught in the melee near the rail turning into the stretch. Has three works since that start, a leg stretching type work followed by a good work and them another leg stretching type work one week before scheduled start. 4x5 to Fappiano, 5x5 to Mr. Prospector.
8) Angel Of Empire (7-2) has three starts this year, finishing 2nd in a listed stakes then winning his next 2 starts in a G2 and a G1 stakes races following by a fast closing third in the Ky Derby. He has three works since his last start, a useful work followed by two very good works but not too fast that it takes anything out of him. 4x5 to Miswaki, 5x4 to Mr. Prospector.
3) Tapit Thrice (3-1) has 4 starts this year, winning his first three starts in an o/c race, then a G3 win followed by a G1 win. In his last start in the Ky Derby, he was never able to get involved because his Blue Grass win caused him to use to much fitness trying to catch a speed type on Keeneland's notorious speed favoring track. A blunder his trainer makes almost every year that has caused him several derby wins. He has three works since that race, a useful one followed by a good work and then a leg stretching type work one week before scheduled start. 3x4 to A.P. Indy & Unbridled.
My Risks: $5 Ex Box 1-7, $1 Tri Box 1-7-8, $4 Tri Key 1 with 7-8 with 7-8, $.30 Super Box 1-3-7-8, $1 Super Key 1 with 3-7-8 with 3-7-8 with 3-7-8. Total Risk $37.20.
Race 13: Allowance --- Purse $80,000 ---- 3 YOs & Up NY Bred N/W $18K 1x or N/W 2 Lifetime --- 1 1/16 Mile Turf:
9) Curly Larry And Mo (8-1) has started three times this year and has not placed. However, all three starts came against open bred and he should relish the return to NY bred foes. He has no works since his last race but expect him to set the early pace and play a catch me if you can game, much like he did in last year's one mile BC Juvenile Turf S. Complete outcross in his first 5 generations but has a Caro crossing in the sire line and in the broodmare sire line as sire of the dam of Maria's Mon, who is the broodmare sire. Also has Crafty Admiral influence through Danzig and Crafty Admiral himself as the sire of the 4th dam, Won't Tell You, dam of Affirmed.
6) Mighty Atlas (30-1) has started twice this year, the first in a state bred o/c race where he trailed for a half mile then put in a run to get into contention into the stretch but could not chase down the gate to wire winner at one mile on dirt. Next start was in a state bred allowance, also at one mile on dirt, he never got involved after two works just before that race were on the dull side also, indicating he regressed slightly off that first effort. Now has two more works since his last start, a good work followed by a leg stretching but useful work and will now make the first grass start of his career. Good shot at upsetting this field. 5x2 to Capote with crossing help from the influential broodmare Alanesian.
8) Barrel Of Quests (15-1) has started twice this year, the first which he made a move to get into contention going into the far turn but had no further response in his first start in seven months in an open bred condition allowance race, as should be expected. He then shipped back to NY and was entered in a state bred allowance and cut back to a mile on grass when he ran an even race but again had no response in the stretch run. Will likely keep moving forward and is not far off his best race, so any improvement off his last likely results in a board finish. Complete outcross in his first 5 generations but has plenty of Domino blood on both sides of pedigree.
2) Let's Go Big Blue (4-1) will be making his first start of the year. However, last year, hew broke his maiden in his first start, then his next three starts came against open bred stakes horses, and he held his own in the first two before by far the worst race of his career when blinkers were added. That last experience did not help, and trainer will remove the blinkers for this start, and he will go with first time lasix. He has six works for this start, the first 4 were leg stretching type works followed by 2 good works. Will be tough to deny if he comes back anywhere close to the fitness he had when he took a break. 4x4 to Al Hattab.
My Risks: $5 Ex Box 6-9, $1 Tri Box 6-8-9, $.30 Super Box 2-6-8-9, $1 Super Key 6 with 2-8-9 with 2-8-9 with 2-8-9. Total Risk $29.20.
Race 5 $3 Triple Play: 3 with 5-10 with 3-10. Total Risk $12.00
Race 7 $1 P6: 1 with 2 with 5,10 with 2,6 with 3 with 1,7. Total Risk $8.00.
Race 8 $.50 Mandatory P5: 2 with 5,10, with 2,6 with 3,10 with 1,7. Total Risk $8.00.
Race 9 $.50 Late P5: 5,10 with 6 with 3 with 1,7,8 with 2,6,9. Total Risk $9.00.
Total Risks All Bets: $397.00.
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2023.06.09 18:37 Regular_Tomatillo292 Would it be possible for me to attend University in England, despite essentially sabotaging everything?
Now for my situation. I'm an American, I had a low high school GPA, I don't have an IB, I didn't participate in any extracurricular activities, take either the SAT or ACT, and I have no work experience… so, based on my knowledge, I basically have no hopes of getting into any university or college at all. As far as I know, my only option would be Community College in my home state. I also happen to be disabled (Epilepsy, ASD, processing difficulties, anxiety which I am working on…) which isn't helpful. The thing is, I've been thinking about going to university (specifically in England) for some time now (and I've been getting increasingly tired of the US and the state of it lol). I've also lived in the same state for basically my entire life and I really just want to get out haha. It just sucks how I sabotaged my chances of going to a school I'd actually be interested in. Highschool happened to be a very difficult time in my life, I was depressed and dealing with a lot of issues, but that isn't an excuse for everything. I'm disappointed in myself and where I'm at currently, as well as completely lost, and I hate it.
I'm from the US, and while in high school, I completely sabotaged my chances of getting into a university: low GPA, no extracurriculars, no IB, SAT, ACT, or work experience. Despite this, I still have an interest in going to college or university. I'd like to get out of my home state, the general state of the US is really tiring me, and I'd really love to go to England. So… I'm completely lost as far as what to do, and I hate it.
I also really want to be independent, as I always have. I'm having a hard time though, even while still living with my parents. I'm not trying to be overly pessimistic or self depricating, but I am trying to state facts and be honest about my situation. It's just sad and I don't know what to do about it. I don't want to depend soley on my family and I want to move on, be self sufficient, and all of that.
I also often question whether or not I should go to college what with my issues. I've isolated myself because I can't drive, I have one friend who I sometimes hang out with, and I don't really go anywhere. The fact that I live in rural New England doesn't help either. Lastly, should I post this to other subreddits? I really don't know what I'm doing. I guess I'm just looking to see if anyone has advice, or tips… anything like that. I feel (for the most part, at least) that I've gotten nowhere in my life. If you've actually read this whole rant (or whatever it is) thank you.
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2023.06.09 18:33 -B14D3 24yr Solo player LFG
24yr old with around 450 hours. North American (EST time) looking for some people to play with, duos quads whatever. Just tired of playing solo. Don’t have many friends and looking to make more! Add me up on discord
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2023.06.09 17:33 PritchettRobert506 [HIRING] 25 Jobs in MI Hiring Now!
Hey guys, here are some recent job openings in mi. Feel free to comment here or send me a private message if you have any questions, I'm at the community's disposal! If you encounter any problems with any of these job openings please let me know that I will modify the table accordingly. Thanks!
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2023.06.09 17:17 Paul-Belgium 1975 Chevrolet Monza 2+2 Advertisement in Readers Digest, October 1974.
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2023.06.09 15:23 TzarNario64 This guy "niall" has a racist rant.
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2023.06.09 15:21 Proper-Scallion-252 Podcasts that detail a chronological history of the US Presidents?
Hey guys, let me know if this is not the right place for a post like this, but I'm a big history buff with a decent length commute and I'm growing tired of my Revolutions podcast and History of Rome podcast and I wrapped up the American revolution and wanted to dive more into American History. I know a lot of the big name presidents, and some information about a bit more obscure ones, but I'm really interested in a chronological history of the US from founding (post-revolution) to modern day that focuses on the actions and terms of each president.
I'd love some recommendations, but if you don't have a podcast idea I'd be happy to take books as well! I primarily listen to Spotify, but I also have Google Podcasts!
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2023.06.09 14:56 Dramatic_Photograph1 Jaded
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P.S: I think I'm deeply fucked on a fundamental level [I'm pessimistic?]. I can't empirically and completely justify it, but that is what I feel. All that I have written is based on this feeling. This will be long and overexplained, and yes, this post is a biiiit political. Please don't shoot me, I won't ask you to vote for xyz.
I think I had a pretty rough start compared to the average person. I won't play Trauma Olympics, but I think that I had a set of life circumstances that were niche enough that there just weren't as many resources and attention dedicated to people like me. In other words, I think people like me are uniquely marginalized. What's this special can of worms you ask? I'm a second-generation Chinese American. I think it's funny just saying that, but I do think politically and socially we are kind of like homeless. The vast majority of U.S Asian Americans in general feel like they don't really belong here, so I don't think I'm a special snowflake or something. Which honestly is even more depressing.
I don't think I'm treated with respect. I think people speak over me. I see it a lot in how I'm stereotyped. People think they are all sorts of smart when they make China jokes to me. I'm not exactly offended, but I feel like it's a means to take power away from me. I feel like I have to fight for my dignity more than the average American. It feels bad because it's a sort of hypervigilance that's been forced on me that's admittedly, in part, self-imposed.
This goes towards the positive ends of the spectrum as well. I sometimes get people asking me "Are you Japanese/Korean". That might seem like an innocent question, but I interpret it differently. I think people see Japanese and Koreans as "good East Asians". I.e Japanese people are polite and proper and Koreans are hot. So when somebody says "You look a bit Korean", it feels like they're saying you must be Korean because I find you good-looking for an East Asian. And when somebody asks me "Are you Japanese" after giving them, well, good service it feels off. The times when I replied with "No I'm Chinese" have been met with mixed reactions. Most people are cool, but some people I won't even get into. This, I believe some would call benevolent racism.
All this exposition is to overexplain that as a racial minority, you're probably going to have to navigate problems that the average American doesn't have to. This is not the end of the world - it's not like these problems are unmanageable. However, I think that there just aren't enough resources out there to get people like me to understand how to properly manage these challenges. For example, I don't really know how to deal with rude people. Why? Well, part of it I think is because I found that the people who tried to teach me couldn't really relate to me on an emotional level.
Let me paint the scene: I probably overreacted/reacted unstrategically to some rude/racist behavior. Enough of these incidents happen and the school tries to help me. Teachers and psychologists try to give me pointers. I could not fathom it. "Ignore it". "Kill them with kindness". "They're just kids". "Don't stoop to their level". I could not fathom it because I thought they were basically asking me to forgive my enemies. It made no sense to me back then, and some parts of it still do not make sense to me today. I felt that people who were rude to me were basically assaulting my humanity because you need to see someone like they are below you to treat them like shit. It was like I was being robbed of my power. I could do nothing to fight back, and I still cannot. I have resorted to ignoring it because I feel that there is just simply nothing I can do in front of that kind of behavior.
I think Asian Americans have it the hardest socially with respect to this. There is not even the option of fighting fire with fire, because you're just kind of a meme race. There's sort of a filter with this stuff, If you know what people say about Asian eating habits... then you're in the know.
All this is to overexplain that a large part of my life has been figuring out my identity. Unfortunately, my identity was mostly shoved down my throat because of a set of life circumstances. Having to figure out how to navigate social environments when you don't have the necessary tools and resources plus the minority penalty means that I have catching up to do. Catching up that's more difficult as you get older, it looks like. I'm not fully caught up. Everyone is kind of a work in progress but I think I am lagging behind. I think I'm a boring person that questions himself too much. Unconfident. A lot of it has to do with, yes, the entire essay above.
It just feels like my life is something that I am being motherfucking subjected to. It feels like I have to carry this sack of responsibilities, roles, stereotypes, and expectations with me. Why the hell was I born into this? What the fuck. It is a slog. And forgive me, but I do envy others because it looks like their sack is less heavy. Can we please trade sacks?
I am bitter and tired. I only go through with the motions of life instead of living it. It is hard for me to care about things. What makes me excited right now is Judo. That's just because I like the pain and violence. I like the fact that we are being trained to control another human being. Yes, control and power. I get to drag people this way and that way then I clobber them with uchi mata. It's a place where I get to impose my will on another living human being. It's amazing. I know, I'm sadistic. It's a place where I can let loose without questioning myself. For once, I get to meet someone head-on instead of ignoring them. For once I can go bone against bone and they cannot laugh me off. For once, I fucking matter and even I can't deny nor question myself, because everything in the dojo is a result of effort. Yes, when I get slammed or slam somebody else, it is all earned. The pain is real. The victory is real. Judo makes me alive. I don't think I would have gotten better with it.
I have a hard time finding the words to tie this with dating. I don't want to rant or throw shit on the wall until something sticks. I think that when having to try your best to meet expectations and responsibilities is the norm, not trying can be seen as cool and rebellious, liberating. I do not think this is particularly novel. Lots of young people are doing stuff like this. In China, they have "laying flat". In America, we have antiwork
, zoomers and their mentality(gen I belong to), and I think lots of feminist movements do something like this too(being aware of emotional labor). I see dating as another kind of social dance. And social skills are something that I lag behind on. Please trade sacks with me.
The problem is that I evidently care about having a woman love me. I just do. The idea of a girlfriend excites me if I let it. The problem is I might be a misogynist. I believe general stuff found on PurplePillDebate
. I'm of the mind that the best a guy like me can do is to ignore it when cute couples hold hands or the hot guy at the gym sleeps with all the girls there. I'm pretty bitter about it because I wish I was in their position. There is nothing that I can do to change this. I think that part of my fantasy is the need for a woman to validate me for who I am without me having to put in the effort. Why? Because I want to drop that damn sack for a second god damn it. I'm just way too bitter and tired. The joke is that I'm fucking 23 and graduating in a week. It's okay you can laugh. I allow it lol.
The worse part is I think I'm jaded enough that people can see it. I try to be chill but truly, I am fucking jaded. My worse fear is that I do actually become habitually violent. It's has happened before when I question myself. "Why are you such a pushover", and suddenly I let loose some restraints. It's quite ugly. I just don't know how to deal with the shit in my life.
I won't go too much into it, but there's also an entire discourse about Asian American gender relations. I don't want to go into that entire rabbit hole, but it's there. If you know, you know. I will not get into it, but I think I am pretty misogynistic. Especially towards AA women. As in I assume they don't like me because I remind them of their brother.
Oh btw here's me.
If you made it this far, thanks. See you in the comments.
2023.06.09 14:43 ByGollyConnection Why are products so much more diverse AND easily/affordably accessible in the US than in Canada?
I understand that Canada has a significantly smaller population than the US, and that there's more ground to cover for ground shipping etc., but with the internet and globalization and immense sellers like amazon, shouldn't most products be equally accessible to both Americans and Canadians?
For example: If look for an air purifier or a gaming keyboard or something on amazon(dot)com, I find about 15-20 that I would consider buying from 10 or 12 different brands, and they're all a pretty decent price. Then, oops, I realize I'm on the American store and it costs 100 bucks to ship it to Canada (barely an exaggeration lol), so I switch to amazon(dot)ca. And there's... oh. only 3 of that item I can buy and only 2 brands, and none of them are any good.
When I lived in East Asia I never had any problems obtaining Canadian or US products, and the shipping costs were decent, so I guess shipping distance is not the issue here? So why is it that Canada doesn't at least have similar products/access to products as the US when they're literally right next door?
Also just to clarify, I'm not just talking about amazon. This is basically everything, including stores like old navy, home depot, products like sunscreen and fast food and chocolate bars. These stores are chains but they often sell the better products in the US and you cannot even get them in Canada. Most sites only sell to the US and not to Canada even if I'm willing to pay cross-boarder shipping. So, why?
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2023.06.09 14:36 McGlone_Games Episode Recap - Louis and the Nazis
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Following on from my 'In Vision' commentary notes, I had a request from freddythefuckingfish
to recap 'Louis and the Nazis'. Here it is, along with some additional notes from Louis' follow-up visit to Lamb and Lynx for his 'Call of the Weird' book.
\"I thought it was time to leave.\"
- The episode opens with tape being put on a kitchen floor by April, while she is being watched by her aspiring pop-duo daughters, Lamb and Lynx
- They all laugh when April starts to use the tape to draw a swastika, because she's a Nazi
- Note: the twins go by 'Prussian Blue', which is a reference to how the walls of gas chambers could be stained blue by the Nazi's usage of Zyklon B, which contained Prussic acid
- Louis asks if April cares about "people's feelings", which quickly descends into April going on a rant about "The Jews" and how she just thinks the swastika is "neat"
- Personal Note: there's something about April's agitated head and mouth movements that reminds me of a Muppet
- April refers to Louis as a "brainwashed lemming"
- Lamb and Lynx dance a merry jig to the sound of bagpipes, before we go to the opening credits
Meeting Tom Metzger
- Louis is driving to meet "one of America's most notorious" racists, Tom Metzger (who died in 2020)
- Tom has a garden ornament with a motion sensor that makes a noise when you approach his house, then has what looks like another motion sensor to the right of his front door, with a security camera on the left
- Tom says he's "more serious than most of the Nazis [he's] met"
- There appears to be a sign that says "No Snivelling" on one of the doors in Tom's office (I couldn't find any significance to that)
- Tom shows Louis a racist cartoon from his newsletter, claims that he is better looking than Denzel Washington, and then (in my opinion) tries to get a reaction out of Louis by using The N-Word, but Louis remains stone-faced
- Tom says that he would not use that word in public if Louis asked him to, but that he would not stop using it in private (even as a favour to Louis)
- Louis: "It makes me think slightly less of you."
- Tom: "Well, that's okay, I'm not here to adopt you."
- Louis takes a look at Tom's music collection, and Tom's wife flatly says "It's part of history" when Louis asks her if it's shocking to have the image of a black man being lynched on an album cover
- Tom, again, seems to be intentionally saying extreme things to get a reaction out of Louis, but, when Louis doesn't bite, he does then tone things down a bit
- Tom's youngest daughter arrives, and doesn't consider herself to be a racist (mentioning how people judge her solely for her last name)
- Abrupt cut to a different room, with a tired-sounding Louis now lounging in a chair with a drink in his hand, and what look like papers in his lap, telling Tom that "it bespeaks kind of a hatred"
- Personal Note: Uh... what just happened? How much time has passed since the interview with Tom's daughter? Is that a copy of Tom's newsletter in Louis' lap? Is that the "it" he's referring to?
- Tom, with a beer in his hand, sounds upset as he tries to justify his hatred for "blacks" with, "they kill my friends, they imprisoned them for life"
- Louis, almost sounding drunk, uncharacteristically replies with, "That's such bull. That is such bull."
- Tom yells at Louis about black people committing crimes in England, then starts to make a phone call to end this very awkward and out-of-place scene
- Personal Note: What was going on there?! Both men acted completely differently towards each other, while Tom's wife and daughter appeared to be nervously stood in the doorway. Just a really weird scene that felt like something directed by David Lynch.
- Over at the karaoke bar ("Lets Party Right Here!"), we see someone who looks like Danny Trejo serenading a table of middle-aged women
- Louis says it has been a "long and, in some ways, depressing day [...] I was even more confused when the karaoke bar [Tom] took me to turned out to be largely non-white"
- Louis: "I could only assume that, for Tom, karaoke sometimes took precedent over racism."
- We hear a (mercifully short) clip of Tom "singing" 'Bad to the Bone' (he sounds like the love-child of Elmer Fudd and Les Claypool)
- Note: None of what was said between Louis and the Metzger's while they were at the bar is in the episode, and we only hear Louis speak in voice-over.
Meeting John Malpezzi
- Louis is being driven by Tom to meet his new "manager", a man named John Malpezzi, who was "supposedly a show business veteran"
- When John gets in the car, Louis tries to get him to talk about the racist things Tom says and publishes, but John seems like he was expecting that line of questioning and is having none of it
- John gives the, oddly specific, example of how he has known people in the past who would "throw you out of the air plane, over the jungle" for trying to catch him out like that
- Louis had been keeping his powder dry during the car trip, as he knew that there were rumours of John having a "colourful career" and that he "had spent time in prison"
- Louis is more direct once they arrive at their destination and John, after initially trying to shut down the conversation about his past, admits that he had legally represented the Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar
- John had also been looking at "85 years" in prison for cocaine trafficking, but only served "3-and-a-half" years (here's an archived LA Times article from 1987 that covers what happened)
- Louis says that who John was, and whether what he was saying was actually true, was "vague to me, and possibly to him, too"
- Louis visits Skip and his family, some of Tom's "skinhead supporters" who were hosting a rally that Tom would be speaking at
- Skip had followed Tom since 1983 and thought he had "done a lot of good *awkward pause\* he's a good patriot"
- Skip's brother says that telling someone "you're on the fence" is considered to be an insult by skinheads
- The second Louis suggests that he might be Jewish, Skip immediately starts eyeing him up and becomes less friendly towards him
- Louis spent the afternoon with the family before Skip really started to become agitated
- Skip: "You're a Jew, that's why you got so much animosity. [...] You're a Jew. ...You're part Jewish."
- Skip points at the sound guy and says, "He's not Jewish, I'll tell ya that, right now."
- Personal Note: the camera pans over to the sound guy and he reminded me of Seth Rogen, who is Jewish
- According to 'Call of the Weird', Louis' Director was Jewish
- I think you can just barely hear a member of the crew start to interject when it's clear that Skip isn't going to let go of the issue, however I can't make out what they're saying
- Louis, after Skip and his family have all left: "I thought it was time to leave."
The Gathering of the Gods
- Tom: "Yo, yo, yo, are you ready to go, to the Hate-ananny? Huh?!"
- Tom is wearing a t-shirt that says "Some People Are Alive Simply Because It's Illegal To Kill Them"
- Louis heads to a major event ("by skinhead standards") with Tom, which is being held at "Skip's place" (or at least in a field near "Skip's place")
- According to 'Call of the Weird', Louis had "security experts" who refused to accompany him into the festival (they would have been required to give up their weapons), so Louis was told to "stay alert at all times" and that the crew should run to the exits as quickly as possible, if things went bad (the armed "security experts" remained parked outside in their van)
- Tom only attended "one or two" events per year, and Louis suspects that he felt embarrassed by Louis being part of his "entourage"
- According to 'Call of the Weird', the scene where a group of skinheads ignore Louis was not an exaggeration, as not a single skinhead at the event would let Louis interview them
- Louis: "I felt like the schoolkid nobody wanted to be friends with."
- Lamb and Lynx take to the stage, and the appreciative crowd of shirtless male skinheads salute them at the end of their song (a few look like they are wiping tears from their eyes)
- According to 'Call of the Weird', Louis did not know of Lamb and Lynx before the festival, and only spoke to April by chance, because her lack of tattoos made her look approachable
- Personal Note: I don't mean to imply that Louis is lying here, but I can't imagine that they planned for the episode to be an hour of Tom and some random skinheads, so what were the 20 minutes dedicated to April's family originally going to be about?
- Tom takes to the stage, where he yells a lot and is a racist
- The sign for the event reads "The Gathering of the Gods, An Ian Stuart Memorial, The Flame That Never Dies, American Front"
- [Ian Stuart was an English nationalist, white supremacist, and the lead singer of the punk band 'Skrewdriver'. Stuart died in 1993 and this episode is from 2003, so the "memorial" might be for the 10-year anniversary of his death.]
- The day after The Gathering, Tom tells Louis how he likes skinheads because they're "not hypocritical" and are "strong racists"
- Note: Tom is slightly out-of-focus during this short interview, with the camera more focused on the greenery behind his head
Meeting April, Lamb, and Lynx
- According to 'Call of the Weird', the only hint that April's house contained Nazis was a "battered" car bumper sticker that read "My Boss is an Austrian Painter"
- Louis arrives at April's house, where a bored-looking Lamb and Lynx sing about "Marxist black dictators" in Africa
- According to 'Call of the Weird', April had been making the twins sing "white power" songs for other Nazis since they were at least 8
- Louis: "They don't seem old enough to really know what that's about."
- April: "Well, I've explained it."
- The girls demonstrate that they are not, in fact, old enough to know what that's about
- According to 'Call of the Weird', there exist white nationalist children's books that (and this is meant to be taken seriously) contain "E is for Eugenics" and have illustrations made by prisoners who were found guilty of hate crimes
- April is looking ahead to when Lamb and Lynx are 16-year-old girls, because any "young... man" or "red-blooded American boy" would find them "very appealing" (well, that isn't creepy at all...)
- April's fiancee refused to appear on camera, as he felt it could lose him his job (he was a public school teacher, though she cautiously only says "an educator")
- April wouldn't let her 11-year-old children play "Nintendo" games, but a violent, first-person shooter named "Ethnic Cleansing" was perfectly fine
- Personal Note: I did play 'Ethnic Cleansing', just for a laugh, many years ago, and it's not even "funny bad", it's just rubbish
- April drives them all to a horse ranch, and Louis looks lost for words when the family start rocking out to skinhead music (one of the twins seems to find it funny how visibly uncomfortable he is)
- April asks the crew to only tell people that they are making a documentary on the girls' music, as she doesn't want anyone "hurting my horses because of my politics"
- April essentially says that she is so racist that she struggles to hide it
- Louis: "I've noticed."
- According to 'Call of the Weird', April would bring up race, or "The Jews", in almost every conversation Louis had with her, no matter what the original topic was
- April talks about how she "wouldn't want to have anything to do with" her daughters if they went against her beliefs
- [What ended up happening when Lamb and Lynx grew up and renounced their racist beliefs (albeit with just a little bit of holocaust denial left in there) is that April... wait for it... waaait for it... blamed "The Jews".]
A Trip to Bill's Ranch
- They drive to meet April's father, Bill, who owns a cattle ranch where his cows are branded with a swastika
- Bill, who lives on a ranch in the middle of nowhere, says that Louis can't "see what's going on" with the white race
- There's a rare production snafu when the camera man is forced to rush over to everyone else when Bill starts talking
- Personal Note: based on how this is the last scene shown at the ranch and they are all gathered by their cars, my best guess is that this was originally meant to be a long shot of everyone getting in their cars to leave, but Bill had other ideas
- Bill, like Tom, is the kind of racist who pauses for effect and looks for a reaction after saying The N-Word
- Louis takes so long to answer the straightforward, "Do you usually date white women?" that I suspect he's trying to get April and Bill more worked-up (not that they need encouraging)
- After Louis asks if a Jewish woman would be considered "white", Bill imitates a "Jewish Princess" by squawking "Louis! Louis! I want a new ring, Louis!", like he's one of the Monty Python cast in drag
- As April drives them home, she says that she considers her racist indoctrination by a Nazi to be a "gift"
- Note: Bill's wife is not shown here, but she was featured in another documentary, Nazi Pop Twins (2007), and did not share his extreme views
Tom's "Ambassadorial" Trip
- Louis is back with Tom and John, who were considering an "ambassadorial trip" to Mexico
- John refers to Tom as an "international politician"
- Louis refers to Tom as a "racist politician"
- John acts like Tom being a "racist politician" is a good thing, because then he'll be popular "in a racist country" like Mexico
- Tom and John act like they're making a sequel to 'Grumpy Old Men' as Louis drives them into Mexico
- John meets a lady friend (or "whore", as Tom calls her) at a bar, before they put on sombreros, and start to get sloshed on booze
- Louis: "The ambassadorial visit was degenerating into a pub crawl."
- After making two American tourists uncomfortable with his shameless racism, a drunken Tom loudly asks the staff in a souvenir shop if they have any rings with swastikas on them (I think someone says "You're lucky there's no black people about, man" in the background)
- Tom disappears, returns even more drunk, and accuses John of "neglecting his security duties"
- Tom and John drunkenly argue about, of all things, how racist John actually is
- Louis notes that this was Tom at his most "unguarded", and Louis was struck by Tom's "fantasies of his own importance"
- During the drive home, Tom Metzger, "one of the most dangerous racists in America", drunkenly mumbles about Mexico being a "vurry inturressting playst too vizzit"
- Two elderly, boozed-up racists babble on about nothing
Goodbye to Tom and John
- Tom's day job was a 'TV Repairman', and a Peruvian client Tom is very friendly with says that they get on great, just don't talk about "politics"
- Louis tries to get Tom to address the inconsistency of Tom being friends with someone who appears to be non-white
- Tom never really answers the question, instead nit-picking the definition of a "friend" and just saying that Louis doesn't understand
- After arguing with Tom in the car, Louis says that he found it "hard to take Tom totally seriously" and sums him up with "there was a touch of karaoke about this supposed international politician"
- Louis visits John to try and challenge him on the racism that Tom publishes
- John (again, probably expecting to have to deal with this) refuses to play along, and only gives vague, non-committal answers to everything Louis throws at him
- The scene ends with a prolonged silence, after John lights up a cigarette and tries to look cool
Goodbye to April, Lamb, and Lynx
- Louis plays guitar with Lamb and Lynx in a recording studio, where they are working on their debut album
- According to 'Call of the Weird', April was careful to ensure that the album could be sold in Germany, so the song titles did not explicitly reference Nazism (apparently, "Aryan" was okay), and any images of the girls saluting would be removed for the European release
- Louis asks the 11-year-old girls if they want to date skinheads *awkward pause\* when they get older
- April would approve of the girls dating any skinhead that was a "hard worker" who didn't "booze it up" and "cause trouble"
- When alone with the girls in the car, they tell Louis that they are being home-schooled because of "money problems", and "also that" April disagreed with what was being taught
- Lamb and Lynx's friends did not know about the family's racism
- One of the twins endearingly calls Louis "Shaggy" when she says goodbye to him
- Louis has a final conversation with April, where he tries to confront her about the disadvantages Lamb and Lynx will face in life, because of how they have been indoctrinated by her
- April basically blames everyone else for the problems her children will face, then goes on a disturbingly childish rant where she says things like "I find other races annoying. They bother me. [...] They're just not pretty."
- Louis: "I feel like I'm pretty well-connected to reality."
- One of the only times April does not have a comeback is when Louis says she is "out-voted" when it comes to "civilised thought"
- Louis: "My journey through the world of Nazis had reached a frustrating conclusion, with an argument, in a kitchen, with a mother of two."
- A scene with Louis and John (seemingly recorded after John lit up his cigarette) plays by the credits, where Louis asks John about Tom saying that he was better looking than Denzel Washington
- John confidently asserts that Tom is better looking (?)
- John says that they want to trademark Tom's "beautiful" head to make mugs shaped like it (??)
- Cut to Louis holding a large head-shot photo of Tom, wondering where you would drink from if Tom's head was a mug (???)
- Some random old woman (John's mother?), who I don't think we ever see in the episode, turns up to say that "people like mugs, and his head would make a good mug" (????)
- Louis looks like he legitimately has no idea if he should take anything that they're saying seriously (and neither do I)
\"People like mugs, and his head would make a good mug.\"
'Call of the Weird' Follow-up Visit
- Note: There is more than this in the book, but it's mainly just "I asked April about ____, and she responded by being an obstinate bigot, then said something racist". Louis also spoke to people working at a white supremacist record label, which wasn't anything worth mentioning.
- April was not happy with the documentary after she saw all the negative comments about her online, so rebuffed Louis' attempts to stay in contact
- Louis eventually got her to agree to meet up again around a year later, by offering to take the girls to a theme park
- Louis would also be meeting a new member of the family, baby Dresden (named after a German city that had been fire-bombed during World War 2)
- Coincidentally (cough-cough), Louis had been allowed to meet the twins again just in time for them to be promoting their new CD
- Certain images made to promote the CD were quite "provocative", prompting a member of a white nationalist message board to comment "Do you think Hitler would have allowed his little girl out, dressed like that?!"
- They all went to a Halloween-themed amusement park and Louis tried to talk to the twins about whether their views on race had changed
- The twins would still parrot the usual stuff from April, but they seemed disinterested, and preferred to focus on music
- Lamb and Lynx had already started to write more "commercial" music, and were considering the possibility of having a separate group where they wouldn't perform any "white power" songs
- The twins would finally be attending a regular school, because April claimed to be satisfied with one she had found that was "70% white"
And that's the end of the recap. Louis did have a Skype call with the twins for his 'Life on the Edge' series during the lockdowns of 2020, where it seemed like they had managed to grow up without any trace of April's hatred and prejudices, so I guess you could say this does have a happy ending (unless you're a Nazi).
2023.06.09 14:14 ULYS535 White and southern = BIG NO (please read for context)
I don’t really know if this belongs here but oh well but because of recent times i hate that I’m white and from the American south I’m constantly treated like I’m a racist or homophobic but I’m not One time i liked this black girl she was cute and seemed nice so i started talking to her then she started treating me like a racist I asked her why she was treating me this way and she told me because your accent says it all its hard because I’ve grown up around black folks my whole life, my school was full of them so i have a bit more attraction towards black/mixed girls but I’m constantly treated like I’m a horrible racist it’s destroying me mentally I treat everyone the same and with respect because of this and mostly other things i hate myself for something i can’t change and just tired of life. Sorry but i just needed to rant
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2023.06.09 14:04 ColBlackhawk WWI Story (PART 1) Journey to the Frontline
My great-grandfather, Alexander Houck Mosier, served in WWI with the 79th Division during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, which took place from September 26, 1918, to November 11th, 1918. This is his story.
I have in my possession the transcription of a diary he wrote while deployed. A major help in writing this story is the book History of the Seventy-Ninth Division A.E.F. during the World War: 1917-1919, published in 1922. The book was extremely helpful, as Alexander had trouble spelling the French names. Reading along helped me to narrow down the towns he traveled through. I also have created a google map (https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1Q49-SJTkOTM5jPSWg-qH7cAeFjOtm68&usp=drive_link
) , which plots where I think he was. Especially in later parts where his division is in combat, the pins mark the general area. The map covers his whole diary, so minor spoilers for where he traveled.
In this story, I have picked specific entries from his diary, marked in bold,
to tell the story, with my comments/ summary along with quotes from the book, in italics
. There are entries for each day, but some are removed to shorten the length of the story.
Alexander Houck Mosier was born on May 25, 1894, in Maryland. When he was drafted, he was a laborer in a flour mill with an 8th grade education. He was drafted at the age of 23 and was sent to Camp Meade in 1917 as part of the 79th Division, 313th Infantry, Company D.
Major General Joseph A. Kuhn oversaw the division, with Colonel Claude B. Sweezey commanding the 313th infantry. The men of the 79th division were drawn from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. A good example of the demographic makeup of the division is given in the form of the 310th Field Artillery: “In this one regiment there were fifteen nationalities, American, Russian, Italian, Polish, Austrian, Jewish, Swiss, English, Lithuanian, Greek, Bohemian, French, Irish, Romanian, and even German. There were four different religious beliefs, Protestant, Catholic, Hebrew and Greek Catholic, while twenty-five men of the regiment asserted they had no religious adherence. As to educational attainments, but fifty men in the regiment had ever attended college, while 114 had no education of any sort. Others had been to elementary, grammar and high schools.”
By September 30th, all the men had arrived at Camp Meade and were ready for training. The training lasted from October 1st, 1917, to July 5th, 1918. On July 5th, the division departed for Hoboken. Saturday, 6 July: Reached Jersey City about 4 AM. Taken ferry across to Hoboken, on ferry boat. Loan aboard U.S.S. Leviathan. Went on Guard at 6 PM.
U.S.S. Leviathan was formerly the German Liner Vaterland, seized along with the entire U.S. branch of the Hamburg American Line when war was declared. The ship was originally designed to carry 4,500 passengers but by the time Alexander boarded, it had been upgraded to 14,000. Monday, 15 July – Arrived at Brest about 2:30 PM. Stayed aboard ship all night. Up all night, band playing. Tuesday, 16 July- Left boat and landed at Brest, walking 6 miles. Arrived at rest camp about 12 AM. Weather was cloudy and rainy. Went in a field of weed. Work hard to get tent up in rain. Thursday, 18 July- Left camp about 2 AM. Walked 6 miles. Boarded cars 42 men to a car. Passed through Lerody, Landerneaux. Bremmes a very nice town. Munitions Camp located.
An excerpt on what the box cars were like: “Box cars are usually provided for the accommodation of the troops. They hold from 3'-2 to 40 men. Sometimes seats are provided. Straw will be provided whenever practicable to make the men as comfortable as possible when traveling in cold weather. Space at each end of the car should be left clear for rifles, rations and accoutrements; the rifles being secured by an improvised rack made with screw rings and a strap or sling.” Friday, 19 July – Still traveling. Passed Angers, Tours, Vierson (Vierzon) large R.R. Centre. People of better classed. Nice homes. Saturday, 20 July – Still on board train without much comfort eating or sleeping. Passed Dijon. Mostly wheat and potatoes grown. Seen droves of cattle 1500. Several camps, some been overseas 8 months. Sunday, 21 July- Arrived about 6 AM. After being on train about 80 hours, walked 4 miles and secured quarters. 3rd floor 18 men in 1 room very good after being on train. Town named Blissey sa Pierre. Rained all day. Thursday, 25 July- Hiked 2 hours with heavy packs and then drilled till noon. Packed up and left. Passed through Chatillon SuSeine. Reached Longeaux (Longeau) about 1 o’clock and stayed till morning. Friday, 26 July- Left Longeaux (Longeau) about 11 AM. Traveled in trucks about 2 PM. Billeted again not very good. Town prices very high. Champlittle (Champlitte) name of town.
Champlitte was the site of the Tenth Training Area, where the division was to spend all of August in intensive combat training. This area had not been touched by the war. A description of the area: “It was picturesque from one end of the training area to the other, with the peasants always ready to extend a hearty greeting. Men of the Ammunition Train tell of a large sign displayed on the town hall, or hotel de ville of one of the places they entered, bearing the inscription, “Welcome to our American Friends,” and of the formal address of welcome delivered by the town’s patriarch, while the children and girls threw flowers to the men standing in the ranks. There was, however, little to do in the area by way of recreation. At the end of a hard day’s work the sole amusements would be a stroll through quaint village streets, a halting conversation with a native, or a glass of light wine sipped in a sidewalk cafe. Regulations forbidding the sale of strong liquors were enforced by the military authorities and were well observed on the part of the French population.”
From July 26 to September 8th, Alexander’s entries are sometimes short. The following is a selection of that time. Saturday – 3 August – Short drill and lecture of care of feet. Taking automatic rifle apart with eyes tied shut with a handkerchief. Taking all apart with eyes tight shut, putting together the same way. Inspected by Lt. Townsend. Only 1 pin missed but would not stop from shooting. Thursday – 8 August- Shooting on rifle range with automatic rifle. Made a good score. 23 five shots. Thursday – 15 August – Drilled in morning and went to gas house and tested our gas mask. Took part of positions in front line trenches in honor of some Catholic festival. Nearly all people turned out. Friday- 23 August- Went on 6 hour hike about 16 miles. In evening foot inspection. Tired and hungry and received pay. Also emergency rations. Still warm and cloudy and very cold at night. Saturday – 31 August – Drilled and went through the manual of arms. Drilled with gas mask on for 1 hour. Pretty hard to get on in six seconds. Monday – 2 September – General inspection of equipment. All taking a bath. One man drowned name Raspa. I ran for a pole up to town about 500 yards.
DROWNED? Taking a bath? What an awful way to go. Sunday – 8 September – Left Campsite. Walked 6 Miles to Oyrios. (Oyreires) No rest men drop out about 11 AM. Boarded train with 2 days of rations at 5:45 PM. 40 men to a car, passed backed to Champlatde Maatz Chaumorunt (no idea). Monday, 9 September – Passed Revigny Barekduc (Bar-le-duc?), reached Longville and unloaded. 9:30 AM went to town and stayed up in a hay loft. Tuesday, 10 September – Rainy, no drill. More troops passing, auto trucks passing through, No retreat. Thursday, 12 September – Cloudy and rainy. Inspection of everything, gun and clothes. Detail unloading cars, hay, and goats.
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