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2014.12.04 02:28 Gemini24 Star Trek Viewing Party: Weekly Episode Discussion

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2023.06.02 00:52 SwissCheese4Collagen The !'s Arrivals: Ra! Part 1- Live from the RV Lot It's BABY TIME!

The !'s Arrivals: Ra! Part 1- Live from the RV Lot It's BABY TIME!
Guess what folks, Krafty Kath! decided to toss her hat into the running for J'in-Love of the year by posting Ra!s arrival video part 1 about eight hours before that pesky little documentary pops up on Amazon. Part 2 will be here tomorrow just in case anybody doubts her dedication to Rimmy J's PR-ayer Machine. Jed! opens the vlog informing us that Kath! has had contractions in the past couple days and is on her way into the doctor to see if she gets induced or not. Before that happens though, Jed! has to install the car seat and the base for Ra!. Maybe go do that, and then film the info for your vlog, it's more important.
Jed! pulls intro duty this time
She's very relaxed compared to OfNostrils
We open with Kath!s favorite question when she's pregnant, "How are you feeling?". She says she feels pretty good and won't be surprised whether she has the baby today or not. The due date is in two days she says. Today's project is that they have to wash Italy and Israel off of Tru!s Trusty Doona. It looks like he is going to be hoofing it from here on out, tough luck kid. Either way SiAhh told Jed! to just power wash all of the stroller components. Jed! claims that they've upgraded but that they need to still wash Tru!s stroller, ostensibly for Ra! since we know Actually Gunner had his in the hospital room before this point.
The J'Gang's all here....
Now we come to a frightening new feature, Story time with Jed!. This one is basically testing the waters to see if they're going to do a J'ackass style vlog with J'Obnoxious James. Jed! says he was out "quadding", A.k.a. four-wheeling, with J'Obnoxious James and J'Orchestra Pit when they came upon a creek. Jed!, a grown man with the business and infant children, didn't realize the water was deeper in one part and sunk his four wheeler. These J'idiots survive on sheer luck. Luckily J'Obnoxious James or J'Orchestra Pit managed to get footage, and just as luckily Jed has a full-time mechanic from Alaska at the car lot who can fix it. Never fear, dear Snarkers, he won't be without his toy for very long. Also, the captions provided us with another gem, by changing "actually" into "sexually".
J'Obnoxious James poses while Jed! splashes
God damn do I love these captions.
Kath! has been to her final Dr. appointment, and is told in two days. In a startling show of self-awareness, they asked Tru! if he is ready to meet his baby sister etc., and realized that Tru! didn't care about anything other than the bottled milk that was currently in his mouth. They make comments that "he's too young to understand what's going on", and "he is so little". Maybe don't be in such a hurry to rush him out of the crib by having another baby 12 months later? Anyhow, Tru! notices the camera and turns away with his bottle and throws it. His mother gives it to him and he throws it again. It's worth noting that when he throws the bottle, he is turned away from the camera, and Jed has to move the camera around to be able to get Tru! into the shot. After eyeballing the offending apparatus, Tru! disengages and starts to engage with his mother ignoring the camera for the rest of the scene. Tru! knows that when Jed says "pray over this little guy", he is home free and he can go to bed.
She was induced on Tru!s due date, will she be as punctual again?
\"You keep that thing out of my face, man. Mom, tell him.\" -Tru!
Jed! goes to extreme lengths to get an extreme angle, despite Tru!'s best efforts
\"Hey, Mom, are you sane today? Can you yell cut?\" -Tru!
At 4:30 the next morning, everyone is awake. Kath!, Jed!, Tru!, Grammy!. Apparently Kath!s mom is pulling Lolly duty for Jed! and Kath! since Perm has used up her allotted 48 hours away from Rimmy J for the year staying over to help OfNostrils when they brought Actually Gunner home. Kath! make scrambled eggs while Jed! films it, if she can get a breakfast in bed before early morning induction, when can she? A chatty Tru! woke up at 3:30, and his parents say maybe he does know something is going on because he's talking so much. Atta boy, keep em guessin'. It's gonna be easier than he thinks. Just ask Austina. Don't worry, Kath! jumps in to say that "he just does that sometimes" and dismiss any thought that her son might be showing signs of cognitive thought.
A 1 year old chatters to themselves to self-soothe when they wake up? Call the press!
Tru!s favorite person, Grammy!
Left unstickered so you can see his Adoring Gaze at the ketchup and scrambled eggs he supposedly doesn't like.
Kar Konvos with Kath!
Kath! packs her scrambled eggs, with ketchup, and a chocolate, peanut butter and banana protein shake for pre-baby meal. I hate to agree with Jed! but he isn't on board with the ketchup scrambled eggs. His face says otherwise and he takes his eyes off the road to eyebang said scrambled eggs. He is however admittedly a big fan of the peanut butter banana protein shake. Kath! knew she had to pack something to eat because nothing was open, Jed asks if she's ready. She says that yes she is but it's weird this time. Does she think a helpmeet is going to be any different than a headship? She goes on to say that knowing that she's going to see her baby in a few hours and go through all this stuff is just weird. What she doesn't have some Intelligent Design Magical Godly Birth Process motto to spout off? Nope, they talk about how Tru! got stuck and Kath! had to push for an hour and 1/2 due to his "big head". Luckily, Ra! has been measuring smaller than Tru! was, so they anticipate a smoother delivery. At least they hope for one. They roll up to the hospital, the same hospital Actually Gunner spawned at, and Jed! says that "this looks familiar". Is that because everybody in your family uses the same hospital or because you're making a joke that it's been almost exactly one year since you guys were here last to shoot Tru! out into existence?
Kath! clues Jed! into her ultimate plan.
I've never been creeped out by these doors in my life...
Like the Nostrils McBeardsley's a couple days before them, they walk in through the empty emergency room because it is so early in the morning. Kath! says that by being back so soon most of their favorite people probably still work there. Odd reason to Irish twin your kids but whatever's clever...They move on to the "creepy" big automatic emergency room doors, They are creepy because "they open both ways". I think the word you're looking for is annoying because those doors are slow as shit. Once they get past the "creepy" doors, Kath! run in to close the blinds on her window and states that now she's freaking out. I am fairly certain she's in the exact same room OfNostrils was in, based on the sock monkey baby in the background. However Kath! got a whole cup full of hygiene supplies instead of just tissues. Maybe it's not the same room, either way Kath! states she's "gonna like it here". Why does she sound like Snow White opening up the cabin for the first time and letting all the cobwebs and dust out? Jed! says it "looks like home". Bud, it's not a timeshare...you can't rent a delivery room for a weekend every year. Turns out that they did not get the same room as last time, they were wondering if they would. The stork dropped off a properly sized gown this time, so I'm sure Kath! will give them a five star review this time.
I wonder if there is a Duggar Suite yet.
What's that line about hypocrites praying in the streets? Is YouTube perhaps the modern interpretation of that???
Before Kath! suits up to lunch Ra! out of the Cannon Jed! asks that "God go before her and the baby" and he doesn't even know what that means. He can't. It's a nonsensical sentence that would make Miles Bron proud. It's word salad, with Christianity croutons sprinkled on top. Once they are done praying, Kath! puts on the gown and Jed asks how she likes it. She says it fits much better than the last one, are they just so bored that everything is exciting? Kath! pages the nurse, says to Jed! that she isn't ordering more breakfast. Jed replies "second breakfast", as the nurse answers and Kath! says she's ready.
I bet she told them her size when she pre-registered
I mean, I doubt 5 card stud or Texas Hold Em were regular games allowed at TTH...
We next see Kath! bouncing on a yoga ball playing a card game with Jed!. He tells her to show off her bling, a.k.a. her IV with the Pitocin. It is 7 AM, best guess since Kath! has made her room extremely dim. It's not too dim for them to play a game called Sky Joe, which I've never heard of but Kath! says is "fun". It is 7 AM, as she says they been here for two hours. Her contractions are apparently strong enough that Jed! thinks she needs a card game to distract her from them.
....And Kath! shows OfNostrils how it's done.
And that's all for part one folks when they post part two tomorrow I will be ready for it. Everyone have a good night; catch y'all tomorrow!
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2023.06.02 00:45 Dramatic_Front_6603 A "friend" of my girlfriend, has been harrasing her multiple times and are mentally draining her at this point.

Just for context: I've been dating this girl for a little over 5 months now. I didn't know her very long before we dated. She was friends with some girls, and a guy in that friend group (Note: this friendgroup existed before I knew her, and she had a boyfriend at that time.). I'll call that guy friend of the group Sam. Sam was no good to me from the second I interacted with him. I didn't really talk much with my girl about him, but I knew he wasn't worth hanging out with. We are in the same school, and so is the entirety of the friendgroup. I was having a bit of struggles with my friends, so I was with her every lunchbreak at school. None of her friends liked me whatsoever, but Sam.. he was the worst. I don't know what I did to him in his eyes, but he couldn't stand me. Constantly insulting me, though I didn't do anything. I am a year older than he is, and I'm 1 foot taller. I am not really offensive physically speaking at all, but I can be pretty tough with my words sometimes if you know what I mean. I eventually asked my girlfriend about her past with both that friendgroup and herself. That was where things got bad. She told me that she was really depressed before she met me. She was getting treated like crap by everyone, but she was just following the group so that she wouldn't get bullied by literally everyone. She was pressured a lot of times to do things fowith the group, and especially by Sam. Sam, partially, made her smoke, vape, and even do drugs. She got an addiction to cannabis because of it. Now, this isn't completely by him, her depression was a factor as well, of course. But the depression came from the loneliness and getting used by everyone she had, which was hardly anyone.. And the group pressure made her do the drugs and smoking. She cried that night when telling me all of this, and I was just taking care of her and cheered her up. As stupid as I am, I didn't do anything about it. Life went on, everything was just normal and I didn't act like it ever happened(I am so mad at myself for that by the way). But that was nothing. I don't know why it was, but I wasn't present at school some day, probably for being sick. And she went to the city center with these fake friends that exact day. They do that more often, just messing around and buying random stuff. But this time, they saw a store with al kinds of scented candles and incenses. One of them contained cannabis. And well, guess what happened.. group pressure, couldn't resist buying it because of the addiction. Then, they put it on, and my girlfriend went right above it and sniffed it all. And Sam, recorded her while being high. She even said; "Who is [My name]?" Those words were one of the most painful ones I've ever heard. When I knew the context of it afterwards, I was furious. But, I didn't do much again, the scared little weakling that I am.. I threatened him, that's all. Didn't do anything else. I am so so mad at myself for this to this day. I hated him so much. On the other hand, I have absolutely no clue why she didn't block him and just hang out with me only, because she knew they were bad for her and I wasn't, because I care about her the most out of everyone. I don't blame her though, you'll get made fun of being a hallway couple. This was a few months back. Skipping to present now, I've got a new friendgroup, and I sit with this every break now. Me and my girl still have a lot of contact, but less in school. Today something happened, I can't even describe my emotions, and this is why I'm out here. So, I was home sick today, and my girlfriend was in school, hanging out with that group. I had a fever so I was really feeling weak and couldn't do much, so I went back to sleep at around 10am. I woke up at 12:30 to get a text, sent 3m before I woke up, saying: "Hey my love, I probably have a concussion. My parents are coming to pick me up from school now We go to the doctor and probably then the hospital. I'll explain later what happened." I was freaking out. I was panicking so much, it felt like my fever was gone entirely. 10 minutes later she cleared things up for me over text. You all thought everything that I just wrote was insane? Read this. She said: "So, with [names of everyone of the friend group, including Sam], I went to McDonald's during my lunchbreak (we have a McDonald's 3 minutes away from our school, so it's actually possible). I hopped on the back of Sam's bike for the way back, because we were in a bit of a hurry. But Sam, Sam smeared the fat he had on his hands on the back of the bike where I was gonna hold my hands on purpose so I was gonna have less grip. He was cycling like an idiot, moving a lot, probably trying to make me fall off. I thought it was a joke at that moment. Then he made a stupidly sharp turn, knocking me off the bike, hitting my head really hard on the ground. I was laying there, with an intense amount of pain, and he just laughed at me and cycled away to school. Despite all my emotions, I walked back to school. Alteast, tried. I saw black on my way back and I puked. We're on our way to the doctor now, I'm not feeling well at all..." That son of a b. What is wrong with him. I was furious, he has done so much shit to her, but this time, I don't think I'll let it slide. I texted him: "What the f is wrong with you? What was the point of that? you're gone tomorrow if you don't stay the f away from us for the rest of your life and apologize to both of us after getting hit in the face." He went way too far. She was in the hospital all day. Luckily no real damage for her at all, nothing to worry about, she is okay now. But still. I don't know what to do. That message might have been a little too tough for what I'll actually do, because I know I'm just some weakling who never had a serious fight before (I still am a million percent sure I can beat him). But this is such a difficult position for me, I don't know what to do. The smearing fat and laughing at her falling is so fucked up. I think that it's enough to go to the police with this, but it wasn't my situation, I wasn't present this day. Tomorrow I'm going to school and probably gonna see him. What do I do? Do I beat him up? Do I tell my gf do report him to the police? Please help. Thank you all for reading this.
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2023.06.02 00:41 elle-bathory I feel like my doctor doesn’t know what she’s talking about.

After my 24 week sonogram she diagnosed me with a marginal placenta. She explained it to me that it meant the cord was on the side of the placenta instead of in the middle and said they would just have to keep a close eye on it, but besides that it isn’t a big deal. I just did some research on it and it has nothing to do with the chord. It has to do with the placenta partially blocking the cervix. Also In some cases you have to go on pelvic rest and she didn’t tell me anything about that.
She’s a Medicaid doctor and she’s always super short with me and in a big hurry. I always feel very rushed and I never get to ask all the questions that I wanted to know. I’m just scared because I read that I could bleed out if it ruptures. I know I didn’t misunderstand her about the placenta because she drew it out on a piece of paper to explain it to me and drew the cord to the side. She didn’t mention my cervix at all. she didn’t give any in depth explanation besides the chord being in the wrong place which seems to be completely wrong.
I guess maybe I should look into finding another doctor that understands what they’re talking about. I don’t really want this lady delivering my baby if she doesn’t even know what a marginal placenta is.
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2023.06.02 00:35 alexandraaaaa111 Anybody have any theories on what this could be? 👀

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2023.06.02 00:32 Forward_Awareness203 I[27m] got the girl[29f] pregnant who I barely know & she's keeping me in dark. Help!

I[27m] got a hookup[29f] pregnant. We were not even dating, we were just meeting for the 2nd time and had sex. She told she had IUD, but upon finding out she got pregnant, she said it was fallen off and was not there when we had sex. Also, plan B failed. Also, she told me she had just gotten off her period but later on she denies it. Ofc, I regret now not wearing a condom, I thought I had 3 layers of protection. She went for doctor's appointment 2 weeks after, all the pregnancy tests before that were negative (she sent me 1 positive pregnancy test pic after appointment, other than that 1 in front of me and 1 she took a day before appointment were both negative), I'm yet to see a positive pregnancy test in front of my eyes. She told me doctor said they can see sac forming and so yeah you're pregnant.
After intial shock, we both communicated over 2-3 weeks and then she finally decided to get an abortion at 6-7weeks. She said she can't do this alone and so she would want to move in with me. I was very clear with her that I'm doing this because of the situation and not out of romantic feelings. She moved in even before the date and I've been taking care of her ever since. Post abortion appointment, she had been a wreck emotionally and being the support system I was trying to do everything I can from consoling her, listening to her, driving her, staying home more, cancelling my own plans etc.
As time passed, I found her to be emotionally manipulative but ignored and thought it is because of hormone fluctuation. She would call her mom when I'm about to step out for few hrs and intimidate me that she might tell her if I'm not giving her enough attention/support, we haven't told parents and she knows very well I don't want to involve parents at any cost. She told if her parents find out they'll find out ur parents at any cost(even if I don't cooperate) and involve everyone, also they're pro-life. I've no idea how my parents would react but I'm trying to deal with it myself as much as possible. I encouraged her to widen her support group but she refused. She said she's talking to her (ongoing) therapist, grief counselor and a friend. She started getting attached to me & whenever I try to remind her that this is purely out of situation she would get upset at me and say I'm not being supportive. As we were reaching 1 month post abortion appointment date(last week), she told me she was about to have period. There were some false alarms but one day last week she told me she finally got her period and I was happy knowing hormones will balance out soon.
In this whole situation, there's this story abt her ex whom she met in a different country and were doing long distance before she found out he was cheating on him(2 weeks before we met for the first time). They were even planning to get married and start a family. Before around 4 weeks, he reached back out and justified that he was only talking to other girl because of her mother and he loves her only. Tldr she started talking back to him. She made the plans for visiting him next month, booked tickets and were talking to him about getting married and getting pregnant with him. This week she found out he's still cheating on him and so she cancelled the plan and is hurt.
Idk if that contributed to it but this week she also told me that she lied about something around abortion. The day she had the appointment, she freaked out and didn't go through it. And all the stuff that's been going on for last 6 weeks was lies. She said I started it and it snow balled into very big pile of lies. She had no courage to come clean to me about it and wanted to deal with her own. I asked her what's the situation right now then? Are you pregnant(it would be 13 weeks now)? What's ur intention going forward? And she's telling me nothing. She's just keeping me in the dark. She tells as far as you're concerned I'm not pregnant, I'll deal with it. At the same time, she deliberately brings up things around what ifs of keeping it. She has been spotting(which she was referring as period before) and when I ask if you're pregnant this could be something serious, she says it's normal to have spotting. She told me she has a ultrasound to show(dated 4 weeks before) if you don't believe, but she hasn't showed me yet. I ask her to do a pregnancy test in front of me, she denies it.
I'm a kind and nice person, she ack that as well, but I'm done with the games she's playing with me. I just don't know what she wants to do. I understand this is a hard decision on her but it feels like she's just playing games with me. Please tell me if I'm doing something wrong here, or how should I deal with this situation?
PS: I've always thought of sex as a sacred thing and something I've wished to do only after mrg. I had it couple of times before in my 4 yr long relationship. This is my first ever hookup thing I did, I regret it so much. I don't want to give this trauma to my parents especially since I'm finally able to give them somewhat good life with my job. And finally can see them happy in their life. It's a big thing in desi culture.
Tldr: got a hookup pregnant, she lied about getting abortion and now keeping me in the dark. What should I do?
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2023.06.02 00:28 pandabear62573 I can't find artificial tears

I had an appointment with my eye doctor yesterday. He recommended collagen tear duct plugs. I'm so desperate for relief I agreed and he put them in. He said 80% of his patients have significant relief with these plugs.
He also sent a prescription for artificial tears 1.4% to my pharmacy. My pharmacy said it's over the counter so they can't fill it. My pharmacy is CVS, they don't have it on the shelf. I checked on the CVS website and the artificial tears aren't 1.4%. I checked the two supermarkets near me and they don't have it. Searching online is like looking for a needle in a haystack. I'm finding every other kind of eye drop but not artificial tears 1.4%. Does anyone know where I can find it?
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2023.06.02 00:24 Crafty-Ambassador779 Help, advice needed!

My 7 month old has fever, stomach bug etc. Shes not sleeping. She rests for 5 minutes, shuts her eyes but just doesnt 'sleep' at all.
This stomach bug/fever is just destroying us, hour by hour. We are all sleep deprived but im concerned mostly for her. Partner and I are doing everything, milk, little medicine, loads of cuddling, soothing, singing, playing, going in the garden in the shade, teething powder when needed. Picking her up/down etc. Gave her a bath, went doctors who just said yeah it will go just keep continuing?
But she wont sleep, how can anyone survive on little to no sleep?
Im mostly watching over her on babycam but she just will not settle.
Any ideas?? Help is needed..
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2023.06.02 00:24 ashleyharrisca Simplify Your Life with Smart Home Automation: 10 Must-Try Tips and Tricks

Simplify Your Life with Smart Home Automation: 10 Must-Try Tips and Tricks
smart home automation
Home automation is revolutionizing the way we interact with our homes. Thanks to the rapid advancement of technology, we can now control various aspects of our homes with ease, including lighting, security, entertainment, and energy management. By integrating the Internet and electronic devices, smart home automation offers unparalleled convenience, efficiency, and enhanced security.
This blog post will introduce you to the fascinating world of automation. I will answer common questions and provide valuable insights into its many benefits. You will discover how intelligent automation devices can simplify your life, increase convenience, and even help you save money on your household bills. I will also share a collection of cutting-edge automation solutions that you can easily implement in your own home. So, if you are interested in learning more about Residence automation, keep reading!
What is home automation?
Smart Home automation is the use of technology to control and automate household tasks and systems. It can include everything from controlling your lights and appliances to managing your security and heating systems. These systems can be as simple as a single smart light bulb or as complex as a fully integrated system that controls every aspect of your home.
The Benefits of Simplifying Your Life with Smart Home Technology
Smart home technology offers a multitude of benefits that can greatly simplify and enhance your daily life. Here are some key advantages to consider:
  1. Streamlined control at your fingertips.
  2. Energy savings made easy.
  3. Security and peace of mind.
  4. Safety alerts when you need them.
  5. Stay connected, no matter where you are.
  6. Personalized comfort is just a tap away.
  7. More time for what truly matters.
  8. Seamless integration with your smart devices.
  9. Tailored automation for your lifestyle.
  10. Enhance your property's value with automation.
Essential Smart Home Devices and Systems
Here are some essential smart home devices and systems to consider when setting up your smart home:
  • Smart hub: A smart hub is a central control unit for your smart home devices. It connects and integrates various devices, allowing you to manage them through a single interface or voice command.
  • Voice assistant: A voice assistant, such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, enables hands-free control of your smart home devices. Simply speak commands to control lights, thermostats, entertainment systems, and more.
  • Smart lighting: Replace traditional bulbs with smart bulbs or switches. These can be controlled remotely, scheduled, and even dimmed or customized for different lighting scenes, providing convenience and energy efficiency.
  • Smart thermostat: A smart thermostat offers precise control over your home's temperature and energy usage. Adjust settings remotely, create schedules, and take advantage of features like geofencing to optimize comfort and save on heating and cooling costs.
  • Smart security system: Invest in a smart security system that includes features like cameras, motion sensors, doowindow sensors, and smart locks. These systems allow you to monitor and secure your home from anywhere, receive alerts, and grant access remotely.
  • Smart entertainment: Enhance your home entertainment experience with smart devices. Consider smart TVs, streaming devices, and sound systems that can be controlled wirelessly or integrated with voice assistants for seamless operation.
When choosing smart home devices and systems, it's important to consider your specific needs and priorities. For example, if you're looking for a way to save energy, you might want to prioritize smart thermostats and smart lighting. If you're looking for a way to improve your home security, you might want to prioritize smart security systems.
It's also important to choose devices and systems that are compatible with each other and with your preferred voice assistant. This will ensure you can easily control all your smart home devices from a single interface.
With a little planning, you can create a smart home that's both convenient and secure.
10 Tips for Creating a Smart and Efficient Home
Creating a smart and efficient home not only enhances your lifestyle but also helps you save energy and increase convenience. Here are 10 tips to transform your home into a technologically advanced and environmentally friendly haven:
Tip 1: Automate Your Lighting for Energy Efficiency and Convenience
Enhance energy efficiency and convenience in your smart home by automating your lighting. With smart bulbs or switches, you can effortlessly schedule lights to turn on/off, adjust brightness, and create customized lighting scenes for any occasion. Motion sensors can also detect empty rooms and automatically switch off lights, minimizing energy waste. Take control of your lighting with voice commands or smartphone apps, eliminating the need for manual adjustments. Embrace automated lighting to save energy, simplify daily routines, and set the ideal ambiance in your home.
Tip 2: Streamline Your Entertainment System with Smart Controls
Transform your entertainment experience by streamlining your entertainment system with smart controls. With smart devices such as smart TVs, streaming devices, and sound systems, you can simplify the way you access and enjoy your favorite shows, movies, and music. Control your entire entertainment setup using a single remote or voice commands through your smart assistant. Seamlessly switch between streaming platforms, adjust volume, and even dim the lights for the perfect movie night ambiance. By integrating your entertainment system with smart controls, you'll eliminate the hassle of multiple remotes and enjoy a more convenient and immersive entertainment experience.
Tip 3: Enhance Home Security with Smart Cameras and Alarms
Boost the security of your home with the help of smart cameras and alarms. Smart security systems provide a range of features to protect your property and give you peace of mind. Install smart cameras both indoors and outdoors to monitor your home remotely, receive real-time alerts, and access recorded footage from your smartphone. Combine them with motion sensors and doowindow sensors for comprehensive coverage. Integrated alarms can sound off and send notifications in cases of suspicious activity or breaches. With smart security solutions, you'll have advanced tools at your fingertips to deter intruders, keep a watchful eye on your property, and ensure the safety of your loved ones.
Tip 4: Simplify Your Daily Routine with Voice-Activated Assistants
Make your daily routine more seamless and efficient by integrating voice-activated assistants into your smart home. With popular voice assistants like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, you can control various aspects of your home using simple voice commands. From setting timers and reminders to checking the weather or news, these assistants are designed to streamline your day-to-day tasks. Adjust your smart thermostats, turn on/off lights, play music, or even order groceries without lifting a finger. Voice-activated assistants bring convenience and hands-free control to your smart home, allowing you to focus on what matters most while effortlessly managing your home environment.
Tip 5: Optimize Energy Usage with Smart Thermostats and Climate Control
Maximize energy efficiency and comfort in your home by leveraging smart thermostats and climate control systems. These intelligent devices enable precise temperature management, which reduces energy waste and lowers utility bills. With the ability to create schedules, adjust settings remotely, and even learn your preferences over time, smart thermostats optimize heating and cooling based on occupancy and external factors. Some models integrate with weather forecasts and occupancy sensors to fine-tune climate control automatically. Additionally, energy usage monitoring features provide insights into consumption patterns, empowering you to make informed decisions for energy conservation. By optimizing your home's climate control with smart technology, you can achieve a more sustainable and cost-effective living environment.
Tip 6: Manage Your Home's Appliances and Devices Remotely
Take control of your home's appliances and devices from anywhere with the convenience of remote management. With smart home technology, you can remotely monitor and control various appliances, such as refrigerators, washing machines, ovens, and more. Check the status of your appliances, adjust settings, and receive notifications or alerts right on your smartphone. Forgot to turn off the oven before leaving? No problem. Simply access your smart home app and switch it off remotely. Remote management not only offers peace of mind but also allows you to optimize energy usage, troubleshoot issues, and ensure that your home is running smoothly even when you're away.
Tip 7: Create Personalized Scenes and Routines for Different Activities
Enhance the ambiance and functionality of your smart home by creating personalized scenes and routines for different activities. Whether it's a cozy movie night, a productive work session, or a relaxing evening, smart home technology allows you to set up pre-defined scenes that adjust multiple devices with a single command. Dim the lights, lower the blinds, and play soothing music for a relaxing atmosphere, or brighten the lights, set the temperature, and activate your home office devices for a productive work environment. With routines, you can automate a series of actions to occur at specific times or trigger them with voice commands. By tailoring your smart home to suit different activities, you can effortlessly create the perfect ambiance and streamline your daily routines.
Tip 8: Monitor and Control Your Home's Energy Consumption
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Additionally, smart plugs and power strips enable you to remotely control and schedule the power supply to specific devices, ensuring they are not left on standby unnecessarily. With the ability to monitor and control energy consumption, you can actively reduce waste, save money on utility bills, and contribute to a greener future.
Tip 9: Enhance Your Home's Safety with Smart Locks and Doorbells
Elevate the security of your home with the help of smart locks and doorbells. Smart locks offer convenient keyless entry, allowing you to lock and unlock your doors remotely using a smartphone app or through voice commands. You can also grant temporary or permanent access to family members, friends, or service providers without the need for physical keys.
Paired with smart doorbells, which include features like video cameras and motion sensors, you can see and speak to visitors at your doorstep from anywhere using your smartphone. Receive instant notifications and record video footage to enhance your home's safety and deter potential intruders.
Tip 10: Simplify Your Shopping Experience with Smart Home Integrations
Enhance your shopping experience and add convenience to it through the integration of smart home technology. Numerous smart home systems seamlessly connect with popular online shopping platforms, revolutionizing the way you manage your shopping lists, place orders, and even automate recurring purchases.
With the help of voice-activated assistants, you can effortlessly add items to your shopping list as you run out of them or think of new ones. The list becomes easily accessible on your smartphone whenever you're ready to make a purchase. Some smart refrigerators are equipped with built-in cameras that capture images of your groceries, allowing you to remotely view your supplies while shopping.
When integrated with smart speakers and displays, you can effortlessly browse products, compare prices, and make purchases using only your voice or a few taps. You can even set up automated delivery schedules for essential items, ensuring you never find yourself running out of household supplies.
As we wrap up our exploration of the advantages and recommendations for simplifying your life through smart home automations, it becomes evident that this technology opens a world of possibilities for convenience, security, energy efficiency, and overall home enhancement. By integrating intelligent devices and systems into your living space, you have the power to revolutionize your daily routines and elevate your lifestyle.
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2023.06.02 00:23 Match_Impossible Low blood pressure etc.

Hello. I’m a 20yo female, around 2 weeks ago i started to have these weird symptoms that i have never really experienced before. Low blood pressure. Dizziness. very cold body, sometimes feels warm but usually gets very cold after i eat. hands and feet very cold, turn yellow sometimes. Face/eyes puffy-pale. thirsty ( more than 3L of water a day. ) salty taste in mouth. missed period ( only spotting. ) intense hunger. Intense sleepiness after a meal. Binge eating. Irritation. Dizzy when i stand up, body feels weak and heavy. It’s been few days with my dizziness gone and feeling better but it all came back 2 days ago except of the dizziness.
What could it possibly be? It’s very hard to see a doctor here if it’s not an urgent thing. And please excuse me, English isn’t my first language. Thank you in advance!
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2023.06.02 00:20 Ok_Technology390 Action movie from the 1990s.

I watched this movie when I was a kid in the 1990s. Here are the features that I remember: - English language, set in the United States - Main character is a boy about 10-12? - At the beginning, there is an ambulance crash which releases a strange substance - The boy somehow comes into contact with the substance - The substance somehow gives the boy enhanced abilities such as increased intelligence and his body heals itself - His parents take him in for a medical examination. He glances at the Snellen eye chart, memorizes the entire thing, turns to the doctor, and recites every letter. - At some point in the movie, the boy, a man, and a woman are involved in some action sequences. Inexplicably, the woman is wearing a one-piece bathing suit the entire time, which gave my young, sheltered mind something to think about. - Somehow, the man and woman also have this special invincibility, so when the bad guys attack them, their wounds heal, and they can run for miles without exhaustion.
I ran this through ChatGPT, and it incorrectly identified the movie as The Secret Adventure of Tom Thumb.
Wild! What is the movie?
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2023.06.02 00:17 NeedRomanticPass 48 [M4F] #NJ - Seeking a special woman!

You have been a good woman your whole life, but you also have carried a secret with you that fills you with silent shame and embarrassment, because your fantasy doesn't match your personality at all. There is something secretly submissive in you that yearns to be satisfied. You long for a dominant, sexy, man to take control of you and discipline you. You want to feel helpless...dominated...NOT in control. You want to have your panties forcibly taken down and be spanked like a naughty school girl. You want to be pushed down over the sofa, feel your skirt lifted, your moistened underwear pulled aside. You want a big, hard cock to invade your slippery wetness, stretching you wider than you thought possible and making you feel oh so delicious!. You are a normal person, constrained by society's conventions and frustrated by your inability to realize your innermost fantasies. You want to be spanked with your panties down and you want to be fucked hard! -- you are already getting wet right now just thinking about it.
I am a well educated, intelligent & professional man who is physically fit and accustomed to dealing with naughty women like you. I will lecture you and instruct you to pull your skirt up around your waist as I kneel before you and pull your panties down to your thighs. The delicious smell of your aroused pussy will rise to meet me. You will feel the cool air on your bush and revel in the delicious anticipation. Then I will instruct you to stand against the wall with your legs spread and your hands above your head while I slowly pace about behind you and your clit tingles with excitement. You will feel my eyes on your pussy and this thought will excite you even more. Then I will call you sternly and bend you over a chair so that your pussy is in full view - wet, exposed, vulnerable. Oh, the shame of it. I will stroke your clit gently and when you try to stop me I will slap your cheeks hard.
Then I will commence the spanking proper. Perhaps I will use my hand. If you resist too much I will use a slipper or my leather belt. It will sting, but not be intolerable, and every now and again you would feel my fingers probe your fragrant slippery slit, making you gasp with pleasure and ache for penetration. Maybe I will tell you to reach between your legs and spread your lips apart with your fingers as I kneel behind you and slide my tongue between your sopping aromatic folds. I will continue spanking your now very red ass and you will be torn between tears and screams of delight. When your punishment is over, I will instruct you to kneel in front of me and take my big cock deep into your mouth, making you almost gag as I hold your hair and fuck your face while you moan approvingly and look up at me, your eyes wild with desire. When I am convinced that you want my cock badly enough I will turn you around on your hands & knees and I will wait as you kneel in that position until you BEG me to fuck you, and then I will grab you firmly by your hips and RAM my hard cock into your wet & swollen pussy hard and fast; banging you the way you were meant to be banged, until we both collapse in a sweaty heap of sexual bliss.
I know you are wet after reading this so lets do something about it..
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2023.06.02 00:15 crypticcollaborator [H] Over 350 games, including Monster Hunter: World, Deep Rock Galactic, Doom Eternal, Fallout 76, Deathloop [W] Street Fighter 6, Skyrim VR, Fallout 4 VR, other interesting VR games, TF2 keys, Will trade multiple games for high value games

cryptid's Tradable https://barter.vg72d3/t/?filter=0,9,0
Praey for the Gods
Monster Hunter: World
Syberia - The World Before
Devil May Cry 5
Deep Rock Galactic
Orcs Must Die! 3
DOOM Eternal
Devil May Cry HD Collection
River City Girls
Mafia: Definitive Edition
Baba Is You
Planet Zoo
Ion Fury
Gang Beasts
Wasteland 3
Desperados III
Destroy All Humans!
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous - Enhanced Edition
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated
Ghost of a Tale
Sunset Overdrive
House Flipper
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
The Last Campfire
Batora: Lost Haven
We Were Here Together
Metro Exodus
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning
Necromunda: Hired Gun
Fallout 76
The Dungeon Of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet Of Chaos
Monster Sanctuary
Monument Valley
The Surge 2
Project Wingman
Dread Templar
Pumpkin Jack
Hedon Bloodrite
Monument Valley 2
Second Extinction™
The Long Dark
Surviving the Aftermath
Phoenix Point
The Falconeer
Tribes of Midgard
Eldest Souls
Sonic Mania
Project Winter
The Survivalists
Heat Signature
The Henry Stickmin Collection
Monster Train
We Need To Go Deeper
Forgive Me Father
Shady Part of Me
Shortest Trip to Earth
People Playground
Black Book
Cube Escape Collection
Raji: An Ancient Epic
Sid Meier's Civilization VI
Yes, Your Grace
Them's Fightin' Herds
Disciples: Liberation
Partisans 1941
Styx: Shards of Darkness
Car Mechanic Simulator 2018
Wizard of Legend
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - Aiko's Choice
Borderlands 3: Super Deluxe Edition
Kingdom Two Crowns
Grow: Song of the Evertree
Drake Hollow
Street Fighter V
FTL: Faster Than Light
Maid of Sker
WRATH: Aeon of Ruin
Fobia - St. Dinfna Hotel
Secret Neighbor
DmC Devil May Cry
Chicken Police
The Darkside Detective
Siege Survival: Gloria Victis
Greak: Memories of Azur
BioShock: The Collection
Just Cause 4 Complete Edition
Finding Paradise
Ultra Street Fighter IV
Red Solstice 2: Survivors
Sunless Sea
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
Resident Evil Revelations
Call of the Sea
Blade Assault
I Am Fish
If Found
ATOM RPG Trudograd
Crown Trick
Raw Data
OlliOlli World Rad Edition
Project Warlock
Hokko Life
Save Room - Organization Puzzle
In Sound Mind
Paradise Killer
Police Stories
HITMAN: Game of the Year Edition
The Serpent Rogue
Legend of Keepers
Torchlight II
Due Process
Necronator: Dead Wrong
Before We Leave
Not Tonight
First Class Trouble
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
Rebel Cops
Railroad Corporation
Bee Simulator
Tools Up!
Mind Scanners
CROSSBOW: Bloodnight
Beyond The Wire
Sundered: Eldritch Edition
John Wick Hex
Mad Experiments: Escape Room
Orcs Must Die! 2
As Far As The Eye
Black Future '88
Ittle Dew
Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition Pirates of the Sword Coast
Five Dates
Undead Horde
X Rebirth
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine
Conan Chop Chop
Farmer's Dynasty
Nowhere Prophet
Orcs Must Die 2 - Complete Pack
Kill It With Fire
Nex Machina
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos
AI War 2
8Doors: Arum's Afterlife Adventure
Tooth and Tail
Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek
Jurassic World Evolution - Deluxe DLC
Ring of Pain
Post Void
Blue Fire
In Other Waters
At Eve's Wake
Super Magbot
Tower of Time
ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery)
Morbid: The Seven Acolytes
The Golf Club 2019 Featuring PGA TOUR
Knights of Pen and Paper 2 - Here Be Dragons
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden - Fan Edition
Pizza Connection 3
Sprint Vector
Lawn Mowing Simulator
Tyranny - Deluxe Edition
Cannibal Cuisine
Nimbatus - The Space Drone Constructor
Railway Empire
Midnight Protocol
Tales of the Tiny Planet
Emily is Away <3
The Doctor Who Cloned Me
The Lovable Rogues Pack
Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! HD
Lust from Beyond: M Edition
Hard Reset Redux
Neon Chrome
FRAMED Collection
Paradise Lost
Duke Nukem Forever
Duke Nukem Forever: Hail to the Icons Parody Pack
Epic Chef
Out of Space
Syberia 3
Surviving Mars
Hidden & Dangerous 2: Courage Under Fire
CivCity: Rome
Baby Dino Adventures
XCOM 2: Reinforcement Pack
Hero Defense
WWE 2K BATTLEGROUNDS - Ultimate Brawlers Pass
West of Dead
Möbius Front '83
The Way
112 Operator
This War of Mine
Lust for Darkness
shapez - Puzzle DLC
F1 2018
Evoland Legendary Edition
Aviary Attorney
Treasure Temples
Journey For Elysium
Golf Gang
The Walking Dead Onslaught Deluxe Edition
Army Men RTS
BATTLETECH - Shadow Hawk Pack
State of Mind
Rayon Riddles - Rise of the Goblin King
Deadly Days
Fling to the Finish
GRIP: Combat Racing
ibb & obb - Best Friends Forever Double Pack
Radio Commander
XCOM 2: Resistance Warrior Pack
Hidden & Dangerous: Action Pack
Evan's Remains
Swords and Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon
Paw Paw Paw
Iron Danger
The Amazing American Circus
GARAGE: Bad Trip
Railroad Tycoon 2: Platinum
AWAKE - Definitive Edition
Swag and Sorcery
Popup Dungeon
The Ambassador: Fractured Timelines
Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!
Between the Stars
Battlestar Galactica Deadlock
Amnesia Collection
Tropico 4 Collector's Bundle
Sid Meier's Railroads!
Star Vikings Forever
Syberia 3 Deluxe Edition with An Automaton with a plan DLC
Fury Unleashed
Moon Hunters
Treasure Hunter Simulator
Go Home Dinosaurs!
GemCraft - Chasing Shadows
Layers of Fear (2016)
Cygon Customisation Pack
Corridor Z
Family Man
Yoku's Island Express
Crying Suns
System Shock: Enhanced Edition
Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?!
Railroad Tycoon 3
Vintek Customisation Pack
Terra Customisation Pack
X-COM: Complete Pack
Knights of Pen and Paper 2 - Deluxiest Edition
ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove
1993 Space Machine
911 Operator
Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons
Out of Reach: Treasure Royale
X-Morph: Defense Complete Pack
Golf With Your Friends - OST
Chroma Squad
Click and Slay
Guts and Glory
Driftland: The Magic Revival
Valhalla Hills
Jagged Alliance 2 - Wildfire
Broken Age
Roarr! Jurassic Edition
Hiveswap Friendsim
Telefrag VR
Ruins to Rumble
AI War: Fleet Command
Last Resort Island
Draw Slasher
Boreal Blade
Crash Drive 2
Dear Esther: Landmark Edition
Drawful 2
Orbital Racer
Oh My Gore!
A New Beginning - Final Cut
Patrician IV: Steam Special Edition
GameGuru Classic
Slinger VR
Earth 2160
Wanderlust Travel Stories
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2023.06.02 00:14 CaesarTheApe98 Deciding between Griffith Gold Coast and Bond University for law school

A bit of background on me. I am a 24-year-old from Canada who’s just been accepted into each of these universities for their Bachelor of Laws. My Griffith offer starts in July 2023, while Bond is for September 2023.
The reason I’m only looking at these two is that they are the only universities in Australia that offer Canadian Law courses. This makes the accreditation process to get back to Canada a lot easier.
In terms of cost, a Bachelor’s at Bond costs $163k AUD, while a Bachelor’s at Griffith is $133k AUD. My Griffith offer comes with a 20% scholarship, assuming I maintain a certain GPA each semester. If I held that throughout, that would take the tuition cost down to around $110k. Just over a $50k difference but Griffith would take me an extra year so rent and expenses for that year would eat into those savings. Also, I’d be working a year sooner out of Bond, so money-wise that also takes away from the savings.
I’ve scoured the internet for as much information as possible but I thought I’d post some questions I hadn’t seen or that might have newer answers.
#1. Bond really sells itself on having accelerated programs where you can get your degree faster, but is that always the best option? I would finish school a year faster at Bond than at Griffith, but is there something to be said about accumulating knowledge more gradually and having the 4-month summer break to work/learn?
#2. On the topic of working in the summer. The Griffith 3rd Trimester break is from November-February which I believe corresponds to the Australian summer. Back in Canada though, it is an odd time period to be home for a break. Internships are not available at that time so I would likely be working a job that has nothing to do with law if I went back each break to Canada. I’ve heard and read that in the past Australian firms were not as keen on hiring international students for summer internships/jobs. Is that still the case? If I wouldn’t be able to get internships and was instead going home and just spending 4 months in Canadian winter, the breaks wouldn’t be as ideal. In that case, finishing sooner at Bond would be more appealing.
#3. In terms of reputation in Canada, most people aren’t too familiar with either uni so the bias would just be against me as a non-Canadian trained lawyer. That being said, is Bond still viewed behind Griffith in Australian firm's eyes? I’m asking this on the chance that I would want to stay in Australia to work after uni. Obviously, this would depend on visas at the time, but just thought I’d ask as I’ve seen many posts over the years on here of people putting Bond seemingly well behind Griffith in the job hiring process.
#4. When looking at each uni’s maps I was surprised to see the Griffith Law building. It seems as though it’s just an offshoot of one of the Academic buildings. In terms of building size, it’s pretty small compared to the other faculties on Griffith’s Gold Coast campus. With how much Griffith likes to advertise the ranking of them being the #1 law school in Australia (I know they are nowhere near that, just that some ranking body ranked them that) I was expecting a lot more in terms of the law faculty facilities. Meanwhile, it seems as though the law facilities and law library at Bond have had quite a bit more time and funding spent on developing them. Is this an accurate analysis from a distance or is the map and pictures misleading for the Griffith facilities?
Thanks in advance for any answers and help!
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2023.06.02 00:13 randomrixhie Do I bring up this boundary or break up?

I(25F) have been seeing this guy(29M) for a 4 months. Before I started to date I came up with a list of my boundaries. I’ve been struggling with communicating one in particular bc of the controversy tied to it. If my partner consumes porn outside of the purpose of masterbating (ex. porn permeating socials)it’s a no for me. My last partner developed an addiction and this was the first sign I noticed. Does that mean every guy who does this has an unhealthy relationship with it? Not necessarily. But, in my eyes it’s a slippery slope. I want to be fair and don’t want to feel like I’m policing a partner. I’m not stopping their use of porn for masturbation/arousal (it’s purpose?????). Also, there are hundreds of other ways to view porn so it’s not like I’m completely restricting their access to it. I’m not restricting how often or what material either. As long as I’m not neglected and it doesn’t create problematic views of women/sex(and above boundary) I’m totally fine. I will join in too! This current guy seems to watch it frequently. He follows hundreds of porn accts on insta. He at one point mentioned he watches it a lot. Its seems our views are in direct opposition. Is this worth bringing up or do I break it off right now?
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2023.06.02 00:10 GoldDig1387 I’ve been cheated on and he said he dissociated from his body that he thought he was viewing everything from somebody else’s eyes.

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2023.06.02 00:05 EzraPoundMeDaddy69 For some people, there are no happy endings

A young woman who had everything going for her. Extremely intelligent. Drop dead gorgeous. Magnetic. She would write a book, become a mother, get her doctorate.
What would she say if she could see her future?
The psychosis has stopped for three years now. In its stead, Parkinson’s from the antipsychotics. A frontal lobe that barely functions, but enough to let her know this isn’t the way it should be.
She sits in her chair and her days are filled with dread. Dread about how to fill her time now that her body and her mind have gone. She never lets herself think about what has happened to her. Her mind at least protects her from that.
You can suffer something worse than death. The absence of self with a body still living (but deteriorating). Absence of self does not mean lack of consciousness, that is the cruelest part. She knows who she used to be. She know it shouldn’t be this way. But every day she sits in her chair, and dreads being alive. If she thought about the trauma she wrought on her children, if she thought about the loss of her brilliant mind, if she thought about the potential. The potential that was not given a kind death, but was left to starve in a glass cage, with the sneering faces of former friends and loved ones excited to view for entertainment, for pleasure, as a way to comfort themselves, “at least it’s not me.”
We tell ourselves stories about good and evil, right and wrong, justice. We create narratives to make sense of our worlds. Sometimes there is no point. Some people tell us that we should pick up the suffering of those we love and make it a quaint paragraph in our own stories. I’ve never heard of anything crueler. There is no integration, no fairness, no way to make sense. She lived for a brief time, and instead of dying life ripped every possible thing that made her, her. It ripped it away and made you watch, until you begged the universe for sympathy. “Just kill her, just stop the suffering” you think but are never allowed to speak to others who have good intentions.
She is not a character arch. She is not a plot point. She lived and she suffered, and the suffering grew, and still grows. And all you can do is watch. And all she can do is watch.
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2023.06.01 23:48 SonofCapitolineJuno Lol

Very much brown
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2023.06.01 23:40 AnarchoFerret Narrator: it was, in fact, not photoshopped

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2023.06.01 23:35 tuwbrj This rapper is getting absolutely destroyed in the replies for not tolerating screaming infants for 7 hours

This rapper is getting absolutely destroyed in the replies for not tolerating screaming infants for 7 hours
The way natalists think the whole world has to accommodate you and your choice to have children, and you’re not even allowed to be upset when they majorly inconvenience you.
She might’ve done a little too much on this thread, but everyone knows the feeling of dread when an infant boards your flight. I don’t give a sh*t about “how stressed the mom was”. You don’t need to take your child on a 7 hour first class red eye.
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2023.06.01 23:35 MrFlac00 TheConsumer and Blind Skepticism

TLDR: TheConsumer is wrong about the CDC/FDA, he arrives at this position with basically zero evidence, and it undermines his entire conversation. He should do better, but I think he can.
Quick set up: I'm basing this post purely on this video, so if there is additional context from the stream I don't have access to it (who watches livestreams lmao). Also I don't hate this TheConsumer guy, he seems good faith and offers a different perspective in good ways, I just think his method of arriving at skepticism is flawed and this specific point is wrong. I'm also not going to talk about the SSRI's convo (as I have no background on it) nor the vaccine convo, we're gonna focus on the FDA/CDC part.
My argument is this: bad skepticism is just as bad if not worse than blind acceptance, and what TheConsumer did during the FDA/CDC conversation was bad skepticism.
Lets start with my probably flawed definition of what skepticism is: skepticism is reasonable doubt and neutral fact-seeking around certain accepted ideas. Importantly skepticism does not start from an assumption of rightness or wrongness of an idea, it requires a sufficient level of evidence one way or another. The sufficient level of evidence is also important as having too high a level makes proving something impossible, and having too low a level can lead to quickly jumping to a conclusion and accidentally biasing ourselves towards that conclusion with further analysis.
TheConsumer's first argument is much too low a level of evidence against the FDA, misinterpreting a fraud suit and rapidly extrapolating. Here's his own words at 16:03. In it TheConsumer speaks about Bextra: claiming the drug killed people, that although the FDA did catch Pfizer the FDA also approved the drug in the first place (clearly implying that this was partially on the FDA for approving the drug). So what actually happened with Bextra? Bextra (Valdecoxib) was an anti-inflammatory drug approved by the FDA in 2001, approved for "relief of signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and adult rheumatoid arthritis and for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea".
Bextra had two issues, one got it pulled in 2005 and the other was the fraud TheConsumer mentioned. First it had more extreme symptoms than previously found, namely potentially lethal skin rash and some heart problems, and was pulled from the market in 2005. I'm not an expert on drug approval so there is stuff I might misunderstand here, but it appears FDA testing did notice rash side effects (page 20) but it was not as extreme as what got Bextra pulled. Also to note, I'm not totally familiar with the industry but from my understanding a drug being pulled in 4 years is pretty quick, especially since roll-out likely took some time after FDA approval.
The fraud suit had nothing to do with these symptoms, and was not the fault of the FDA. See the FDA approved Bextra as an anti-inflammatory drug for a specific population, but Pfizer began marketing the drug off-label to doctors as a pain medication especially post-surgery. So to be clear the huge fraud suite worth 1.9 billion dollars was due to actual fraud and due to the drug being used outside of FDA approval.
Lets get back to TheConsumer's argument then. He touts this as a "boy cried wolf" scenario where the FDA lied, but this is clearly not the truth. The fraud suit was not because the FDA lied but instead because Pfizer lied. In a scenario where the FDA was perfect and honest this situation would still proceed and Pfizer would be caught in the same way as it is not the failure of FDA regulators which caused Pfizer to sell their drugs off-label. As well Destiny's initial pushback becomes even stronger: we don't trust drugs because Pfizer is honest, we trust drugs because checks on drug companies by the FDA and other regulators who have incentives to check those companies.
"But ah", you might say, "what about when the drug got pulled in the first place and KILLED seven PEOPLE?!?!?" Yes that did happen, but here the level of evidence is important. When judging whether an institution is lying or not we need to make space for honest mistakes. My schizo-y section was trying to show whether there was evidence of a cover-up or planned incompetence, and from what I found there is no evidence of this. The FDA trials did see signs of the extreme rash in in-vivo trials but not to the degree as what came later. When evidence began mounting of a clear issue the FDA issued a clear (and at the time, viewed as slightly extreme) statement and action, pulling the drug. Again, if we assume the FDA was a totally honest actor I don't see how very different this could have played out.
To be frank, this is pretty incompetent skepticism. For one, I don't think a singular example or even a few examples of the FDA "lying" would be enough to view them as a corrupt institution. The FDA is massive and so many drugs go through their approval process every year that a couple examples in their 116 year history is nothing. But even then I could grant this line of argument if the examples are MASSIVE or at least show clear systemic fraud....and this case just fails to show anything. I would expect if you hang your hat on singular examples of fraud at the very least you would have read the wiki page.
Second, the argument of how the FDA receives funding and puts the cart well before the horse. TheConsumer states that the CDC [FDA] is clearly not able to monitor companies like Pfizer because they "take large paychecks" from the pharmaceutical industry. Beyond this statement being non-representative to the point of being basically a lie, which Destiny rightly catches him on, the more moderated position is still wrong. In it TheConsumer points out that 40% of the CDC [FDA] budget comes from the fees generated in approval of drugs. This is only partially true as he identifies total "user fees" which includes other sources of income (like Tobacco fees which generate 712 million). According to Congressional reports (this fact sheet is a bit easier to understand) only 1.224 billion of the total ~6.1 billion is from prescription drug "user fees". So ok, 20% of funding. Again, basic research showed this, did TheConsumer do any? These fees are generated from when companies put their drug up for FDA approval. As quick historical background this has only been the case since the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) in 1992.
What does this money actually do? Well it helps fund....the drug approval process. So the FDA is making money off of drug approvals to fund their other departments? I can't find modern numbers but in 2002 only half the cost of drug approval was covered by user fees, the rest was covered by discretionary funding. Presuming incentives here maybe TheConsumer could have a point, incentives could make the FDA more likely to fast-track many drugs to increase its funding. But surely we'd see consequences of this? According to this article we saw an increase from pre to post PDUFA of drugs being removed/getting different warnings post approval from 21% to 27%. That's bad from a public health standpoint, but an increase of 6% is not rabid corruption to the point where you can't trust the FDA. As well, that could be explainable from other sources, prescription drugs are complicated.
This doesn't mean that the FDA cannot be corrupt, but using actual skepticism we need more evidence than this. We should lean on, for example, reliable reporting instead. But TheConsumer doesn't do this, instead its handwaving at numbers and assuming the result.
OK lets address the 1000lb gorilla in the room, why did I hyperfocus on this one 15 second section of this one video?
The reason is this is the foundation of his point and there is no foundation. TheConsumer arrived at the FDA/CDC (because he conflates the two) being corrupt from the fact they receive funding from requiring companies to pay for drug approval, and the approval of Bextra. That's it. The former is inadequate proof of this corruption he speaks to, and the latter just isn't factually true. The lack of basic knowledge of the facts, the conflation of two wildly different agencies, the assumptions of proof; all of this points to a complete disregard of skeptical engagement. On its own this is fine but its that TheConsumer then extrapolates from this to the point where he doesn't trust FDA approval of the Covid vaccines.
I'm gonna go schizo-psychoanalyst here (so I'm making lots of assumptions), but I think this is representative of a broader issue. TheConsumer seems like a smart dude, he can engage in reasonable conversation, he took points in stride and didn't immediately jump argument the moment he received pushback, I wasn't reflexively trying to gouge my eyes out with a melon baller listening the video, overall a good 7/10 convo would watch again. Its the "I'm a jack of all trades" statement he made (that with the anti-vax adjacent language) that got me thinking because it reminds me of myself. Its very easy as a smart dude to conflate two statements together: I do rational things, I am a rational person. The former speaks to a pattern of action from oneself and the latter is identity. The problem is when we conflate the two we begin to believe that the actions we do are rational because we do it, not because the thing itself was a rational thing to do.
Frankly, TheConsumer did not do the bare minimum of research on this subject. He knows less than nothing. Yet he has established a pretty broad-reaching set of values on this nothing. I'm entirely assuming but I think TheConsumer already arrived at this conclusion, that the FDA/CDC/NIH/three letter agency are corrupt and not to be trusted, well before he had any real evidence to try to draw from. That's a problem. Its a problem that is not unique to this guy, but all of us who engage with subjects well out of our field of expertise, especially Destiny. But its not an inescapable problem and I think this video gives good lessons to learn of what not to do. I'll give credit to Destiny as much as I disagree with him at times, he does appear to have a voice which tells him to "stop, lets try to understand this better". But we all can do better.
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2023.06.01 23:34 Sigh-Ren-Walker I just want to gush about my boyfriend. An IRL Wattpad story is what it feels like. I want to leave a little digital print of him and who he is.

Soooo, my boyfriend and I met through a chatting app. We both started out just wanting friendship. We both have been single for nearly half a year. We hung out and conversed for a few days when he told me that he was developing romantic feelings for me. We hung out for 6-8 hours every night. We just talked, laughed and enjoyed each other's company. I did not accept his feelings right away because I was uncertain if it was real or not. It could have been lust and temporary infatuation. I also did not want to rush into anything.
He asked if he could still pursue me and agreed. I remember the way he smirked and said he was going to charm and prove himself to me. We kept hanging out and got to know each other on a deeper level. A cute thing he did was that he couldn't look at me in the eyes longer than a few seconds LMAO. He would immediately turn away and become red when I would catch him. He took me on a movie date. We watched Cocaine Bear (funny af film). He was a little shy at first lol. I took the initiative to hold his hand and lay my head on his shoulder. I remember his little fist pump of victory. There was a group of girls behind us and they cheered him on.
As we got to know each other, unbeknownst to both of us, we attended the same high school. We also had the same circles of friends. We were both shocked that we never met each other. I remember us screaming and laughing from excitement because of the friends we mentioned that we knew. We both showed each other pictures of ourselves from high school. I had no recollection of him at all. However, he remembered my dress at prom. It stood out due to its color and volume.
He is by far the most romantic guy I ever dated. We were in a parking lot. He put on music and taught me how to dance cumbia (a mexican dance), the waltz, and a four-step. Constantly, serenade me (he was a mariachi when he was younger). He has cooked for me. He made me birria tacos, homemade pizza, and orange chicken. He loves to cook. I love his little skip when he brings out his food. I love how passionate he is when talks about his cooking process.
When he gets tipsy, he turns even more loving and clingy. He loves having physical contact with me. It could be a hug, holding hands, constant kisses on the head, forehead and back of my hand. He just has to be next to me. I like how expressive he is with his affections. I'm not used to it. I deny that I love it but he knows.
Not gonna lie, there was a lot of sexual tension LMAO. The constant back and forth flirting, the intimate gestures and sexual jokes and teasing. I'll make it short- we did do it. It was hot, passionate and explosive to say the least. It wasn't once. It was a few rounds lol. A few days later, he brings me a bouquet of my favorite flowers: peonies and tulips. He asked me if he could be my boyfriend.
He confessed that he has already gushed to his family and friends about me. They're all so excited to meet me. He almost got in trouble with his mother because of our conversation: babies. His mother thought that he impregnated someone and was about to go off on him. This was before she knew about me. He explained and she was happy that he has taken a liking to a girl.
He took me to a party of his friend on the weekend. Throughout the whole night, his friends were coming up to me one by one to tell me about him LOL. They were telling me that he's such a good guy. That I seemed perfect for him. They were asking when I fell in love with him LMAO. They were so excited for him because he has been hurt a lot in the past. They're his biggest cheerleaders and I'm so happy he has those friends.
Everything was going well, until two months into dating we received a health concern. He was down in Mexico for a trip. He wasn't feeling great and got checked out.
The doctors concluded and confirmed that he had cancer. This all happened a month ago.
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2023.06.01 23:34 JAbremovic [POEM] "Antonous ", Mikhail Kuzmin, 1923. Full poem. #pride

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