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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

2012.11.29 11:48 pizzabug Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

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2011.11.18 17:49 chap253 Law and Order: Special Victims Unit

A place to discuss one of the greatest TV Dramas, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.

2013.01.29 08:13 SecondGuy The beautiful, red-headed Diane Neal

The beautiful, red-headed Diane Neal commonly known from the Law and Order: SVU series.

2023.06.07 15:08 snickers_machinegun Well that suprises absolutely no one

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2023.06.07 15:08 SandraSandraSandra A Struggle - The Saga of Flower-Hill 5

The hill appeared deserted. Sonurupākä was not sure if he should find the worrying, or a positive indication that the disruption caused by their hordes has gone relatively unnoticed.
His wife and the Great Mothers of his clan had done it. They had united the clans of Konuthomu behind a single purpose. Behind a single man. Behind him. More than that, his mission east had been a success—they think. This hill is where they are supposed to meet. Is it possible the people of Kamābarha have betrayed their trust.
He stews on this risk as the column advances up the hill. They travel in twos—one with a spear, one with a bow—each carrying a simple cloth rucksack with arrows and food.
Ahead he sees a face emerge from the undergrowth—he draws his bow and knocks the arrow he’d had at his belt, and then noticed the lack of feathers and painted pictographs. In Rhadämā he calls, “Hail good son, I hope your wait has been short and fruitful.”
Despite the initial shock of a bow in his face, the Kamābarha scout recovers admirably, “Aye, we just arrived then finished the midday meal. Come, I shall take you to our Outer-Chief.”
The featherless man, young and lithe with hungry eyes and handsome visage, leads the column up the hill. As they round the crest, a crowd emerged seated in its meadowy crest.
It’s a good crowd, with bows and spears much the same as theirs. The leader stands dressed in a blue and red cape and central skirt. Ōdjobanama, son of the great clan mother of Kamābarha, greets him heartily, “The spirits are good bringing us together so swiftly. Please, sit, share my plate.” He guides Sonurupākä over to a small circle of richly dressed men. Before them sit plates with zizania, fried tuber, and rabbit. Sitting, the two leaders eat and talk, planning for the assaults.
There are three main settlements of this particular band of Yelithātsan, surrounded by managed forest and meadowland for grazing and their meagre farms imitating civilization. The attack is to begin after the fall of night, when the savages are hopefully in their cups—even barbarians keep to the holy day. They honour Him in another way: he saves us all from destruction, so we shall save ourselves from pilfering. Splitting the horde into two equal groups, one under each Outer-Chief’s command, they shall approach the main village together. Once cleared, they will move on to the subsequent two. Messy business, but necessary.
The Outer-Chiefs toast their plans with small cups of cranberry wine, and lay down for a rest. The night shall be long and tiring.
The flickering torchlight paints their faces ghostly as they stand, ringing the village.
It is a quaint, wooden affair with thatch roofs and small-halls. Larger barns surround the village in the pasture land. Those shan’t be touched, the bison’s their reward, after all.
Half a dozen scouts creep into the village, the sounds of caroling have ceased—the festivities are at an end. It has been a dry month, more so than usual, and the homes take fire easily. First the thatch but then the thinner planks and wattle used. The scours quickly retreat to the village surroundings and take up their spears or bows, posted beside arrows stuck-standing in the dry earth.
The first shouts are ones of terror—the smell of smoke and unwelcome light rousing the unknowing sleepers within.
“Water, water,” the cries ring out as the people scramble to put out the fires.
The first to show themselves are the young mothers, easily roused and quickly killed as arrows fly. The village is surrounded, there is nowhere to flee.
Cries of terror and “attack” begin to accompany those for water. Somewhere some babes begin to bawl.
Sonurupākä steadies his face and fired arrows, piercing the throat of a young boy, newly-feathered, who took up a spear in his house’s defence.
“Savagery is a blight upon the land. An ordered paddy requires weeding. Allow for rot and you ruin the store.”
Repeating platitudes under his breath, he fires again and again into the crowds. Still, his stomach rolls. It is his duty, nothing more. He was trusted to do this. It is an honour.
One of his men pierces a woman with a babe, the two falling to the earth in a single heap. Another a wizened matriarch. A few brave fools with spears and clubs and knives make it to the perimeter, only for the spearmen of the forces of order to make quick work of them.
As the fires rage higher and all hope of putting them out is lost, and bodies begin to pile, more and more of the Yelithatsan simply throw their bodies to the ground and plea for forgiveness, for grace, for god.
The harder challenge is raised by those of the farmhouses and barns attacking from the dark. A few clever Yelithatsan loose arrows from the forests, downing some of the forces of civilization, but they too are overwhelmed.
With the resistance broken, it’s easy work to go through the wreckage, slicing the throats of those wounded but struggling long—offering a little prayer and making them an offering in thanks for protection in the battle.
The main task, however, is slicing off the left ears off the defeated—both living and dead. By taking the Kemihatsārä of the defeated, they are robbed of status and power. Women, youths, and weaker men are left alive—if they don’t get infected from their wound—and are to be taken back as farm labour. Their feathers of parrot and pigeon shall adorn the cloaks of the victors.
Those who are too wilful receive a simpler fate: a knife makes quick work of resistance.
Binding the prisoners and leaving some men to guard them, the troupes split up and continue their assault.
Some 800 lie dead as midday sets in, but thousands of bison and many urns of wine have been seized. The victors take turns sleeping as others burn the dead—Proper pyres with prayers for the honoured dead, the defeated built in with the kindling.
The divvying up of the rewards is simple enough: Konuthomu’s rewards belong to the clan mothers—they shall decide the division upon their return (or, realistically, already have), and Ōdjobanama’s requests seemed fair.
They shall rest and feast here tonight, amongst the ruins of the village. In the morning, the captives will be loaded with goods and brought to their new lives as landless labour: servants of new clans. Before the funeral pyres, Sonurupākä completes a ritual. This is perhaps aggressive, inventing something new, but it seems necessary. Casting the ears into the fire, he grants the Kemihatsārä of the defeated to the victorious soldiers. Feathers of parrot and pigeon are added to cloaks: trophies of victory. Those who distinguished themselves most admirably receive more, with multiple feathers marking their prestige.
The duNothudo, of DjamäThanä at least, had told him to treat the victors as heroes. He prays this is what they meant. But the men had begun to add the feathers to their own cloaks—and that anarchy could be tolerated.
The smell of burnt flesh accompanies the feast, dozens of bison roast over raging fires and hearty stews of rice and tuber grace the tables. Glory tastes excellent.
The welcome back in Konuthomu was incredible. A small, congratulatory feast was thrown upon their return, and Sonurupākä was granted a full row of clan-feathers from each of the six clans: extending his cape beneath his tail-bone.
The division of the resources was decided upon, with 144 bison set aside for the Autumnal Equinox. Invitations were sent out far and wide for all villages within six days of canoeing to come, pay homage to the Great Mothers of Konuthomu, take part in the bounty and generosity of the Mothers, and arrange for their commitments to the granaries of Konuthomu. The Potters’ Quarter, a dense maze of small, two-story houses, kilns, and workshops below the Themilanan split between DjamäThanä in the East and NāpäkoduThonu in the West was abuzz.
1728 bowls of celadon.
That is what Senisedjarha had called for, and that is what Sonurupākä must deliver. The Nōlukomuko, DjamäThanä’s portion of the recent prisoners, were put to work quarrying the feldspar needed to make the glaze, and the workshops of the Potters’ Quarter seemed lit and full both night and day. Overview of the Quarter is not chiefly Sonurupākä’s duty, but the fruit harvests are in the hands of Nolunaman and Sonurupākä is not needed beyond the city.
Perhaps soon, if messengers come back reporting on the peasants who refuse to pay homage to the Great Mothers, he’ll be needed beyond the Themilanan. But for now, he can dedicate himself to artistry and allow the glaze to clear his mind.
They’d needed to remind a few families of their position—and what they owe to the Great Mothers of Konuthomu. But the Autumnal Equinox proved to be the greatest event Konuthomu had ever known. In the meadows just beyond the fields, dozens of long tables were set up. Seventy-two fire pits were dug, each to roast two of the 144 bison for the feast. Tsukõdju had never witnessed such a feast.
The evening ends with declarations by the duNothudo: Nāpäkodu Peritēki-Demisenikonu is named Outer-Chief—it makes sense, his time is up and he has served his duty well.
But the duNothudo do not stop there. “As is plain to all, the world grows more dangerous, more complex. We need a strong hand to enact our wisdom, and to protect us. Nāpäkodu Peritēki-Demisenikonu shall be our spear: the protector of Konuthomu. But what good is a spear without a kiln and field to protect? We thus name Djamä Sonurupākä-Pēzjeceni Inner-Chief.”
A murmur rises. So his task is not done.
The weather has cooled and the harvest has been completed. He has had a busy few months. But as he has settled into his new role and finished the duties with the harvest, he has had time to think.
It’s night now, the air is cold. He woke from bed and is wearing only a woolen poncho, traded for from the Yeli. He walks in the courtyard garden in the Rhadämā style house he built—indisputably the greatest in the Themilanan, positioned on a flat mound extending above the Potters’ District.
He woke up from a recurring nightmare: he’s back in that flaming village, he looses an arrow at a figure running at him through the flames. He goes to see who it was, and finds Senisedjarha holding their newborn daughter.
At that moment he always wakes up. One of the serving girls on duty brings him his pipe, packed with tobacco, and a cup of strong maple wine. He sits on a rock, moonlight filtering through the leafy canopy above him.
A man must do his duty, for that is what makes a path.
Another drink and he’ll return to bed and take his wife in his arms.
Another drink and he’ll be able to sleep.
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2023.06.07 15:04 toycapstudio [Artisan] Toycap Studio - Yellow Ugly Duck

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2023.06.07 15:03 AutoModerator r/SpeculativeEvolution will be joining the blackout to protest changes to Reddit's API

What's going on?

Within the past week, you may have noticed a slew of subreddits announcing their intent to join a site-wide blackout to protest recent changes to Reddit's API. These changes effectively kill any third-party application that could be used to navigate Reddit by charging absolutely extortionate fees for something that was previously free. Everything from Apollo and Reddit is Fun to Narwhal and BaconReader will be killed.
Many moderators are reliant on such apps to perform their roles due to the suite of quality of life features they possess, which Reddit's own application lacks. This has the knock-on effect of neutering the ability of moderation teams to manage the communities that you frequent. Many users also simply prefer third-party applications for browsing Reddit for one reason or another, and this change now forces them to either use Reddit's app or nothing at all. Perhaps most critically, the termination of third-part features that visually impaired users rely upon (which are not native to Reddit) will effectively exclude them from participating in Reddit communities.
There is also a very real concern that this move is also a step towards prohibiting other customization options for viewing Reddit, such as Reddit Enhancement Suite and, so stopping this here and now is vital.

What's the plan?

We have elected to stand in solidarity with the users and moderator teams that will be harshly impacted by this change. To protest these changes, SpeculativeEvolution will be participating in a planned blackout from June 12th to June 14th, for a period of approximately 48 hours. During this time, our subreddit will be set to private with a message stating the purpose of the blackout. At the time of writing, several thousand communities have opted to join this call to action in order to convince Reddit's operators that they have erred in putting profit over end-user experience. Should Reddit capitulate prior to the scheduled end of the blackout, the community will revert to being public at that time.
The two-day blackout isn't the goal, and it isn't the end. Should things reach the 14th with no sign of Reddit choosing to fix what they've broken, we'll use the community and buzz we've built between then and now as a tool for further action.

What can I do?

  1. Complain. Message the mods of, who are the admins of the site: message reddit: submit a support request: comment in relevant threads on reddit, such as this one, leave a negative review on their official iOS or Android app- and sign your username in support to this post.
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  3. Boycott and spread the Reddit's competition! Stay off Reddit entirely on June 12th through the 13th- instead, take to your favorite non-Reddit platform of choice and make some noise in support!
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2023.06.07 15:02 Purple_Box3317 Busted!! Down on…shakedown street?

One of the Shakedown vendors I follow on Instagram was arrested for copyright infringement the other day! Apparently from what I was able to gather(I didn’t reach out to him directly) he was selling shirts that said Dead and Co on them. He was apparently also selling shirts with Anti police messages on them. The cops apparently got very upset by those shirts and used an obscure copyright law to arrest him, despite the fact that there was likely copyright infringement throughout the open air market. I find it bizarre that they think a band who openly let their fans tape their performances care about making a few extra bucks on their name. These folks at shakedown sell their wares in order to allow them to travel around and see the band. Pretty upsetting story.
Most police at these shows in big cities are pretty cool because they know the crowd is a peaceful one. But some of these smaller town venues can be downright scary. This band brings more people into their town for one show than they have in population in some cases. They freak out and go nuts using their authority to ruin someone’s good time. Stay safe out there
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2023.06.07 14:45 Live_Flower8495 Dr. Kia Pruitt: Gifting GOLD is a Cultural and Religious Tradition

Dr. Kia Pruitt: In recent weeks, the Nation of Islam, a big religious organization within the African American community, bestowed NINETY ounces of GOLD upon their leader, the Honorable Louis Farrakhan for his 90th birthday. This was a monumental gift and a huge statement! Giving gold is a tradition in many religions and cultures, because GOLD is precious. In India, whether in the villages or the city, it is tradition to gift young brides GOLD, because the bride is seen as an embodiment of Lakshmi, the Goddess of prosperity. Furthermore, Gold is a store of immense value. Gold is wealth.
Donald Trump once received 32 Oz of gold from Apmex when the company leased space in one of his towers. He mentioned then that this is is the wave of the future. Why? Gold is real MONEY. Gold maintains it's value and never looses value. Gold is a hedge against inflation and it can be easily liquified, if needed. Silver is the same. Gold and silver are constitutional money and have always been recognized, since pre-biblical times, as MONEY. Therefore one should consider #gold and #silver when considering the times in which we live where countries are leaving the US Dollar and joining #BRICS. This covert agreement to leave the Dollar and join BRICS is known as Project Sandman. According to Project Sandman, when triggered, countries will drop the US Dollar, and rush to gold for trade. Putin was that trigger. When this dropping of the US Dollar happens, the dollar and all dollar denominated assets will plunge to near-zero. Then we will likely experience what Jim Rickards calls an "ice nine" scenario where the entire world will freeze over economically.
In America, state legislatures have removed taxes from the sales of precious metals. Doing so, makes precious metals LEGAL TENDER. Additionally, states have actually passed legislation to make gold/silver legal tender, in alignment with the Constitution which identifies gold/silver as LAWFUL MONEY and the only thing to be used to pay debts. There will be no government-instituted CBDCs (Central Bank Digital Currencies), forced upon us. We the people will not stand for it and neither will our law-makers, which is why many conservative lawmakers have already introduced and/or passed legislation to ban CBDCs and make them UNLAWFIL. It is also the reason that Representative Alexander Mooney (WV), along with Andy Briggs and Paul Gosar (AZ) introduced several bills, (HR 5404, HR 9157, HR 2435) known as the Gold Standard Restoration Act, to define the dollar as a fixed weight in gold and to return us to the gold standard. This is our great nation's response to the tyranny of fake governments which have enslaved us Americans and the entire world by exacting usury upon us and by forcing us to use fiat, backed by no commodities. A debt-based economy is evil, ungoldy and non-biblical.
BRICS, the union made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, has already made a tremendous impact, by leaving the US Dollar and allowing other countries to join her. Currently, all exporting nations, reportedly, have joined BRICS, leaving only North America, parts of Canada and Mexico to officially trade with the US Dollar. However, Mexico recently applied to join BRICS! Now America is also leaving the tyranny of the Federal Reserve Central Banks and the draconian/reptilian bloodline families which have enslaved the planet. While most people will not report what is actually going on behind the scenes, a few people, like Bix Weir, Andy Schectman, Dr. Kia Pruitt and other "conspiracy" theorists aka gold bugs can see the handwriting on the wall! The entire world is moving back to the GOLD STANDARD.
As the masses awaken to this news that the entire world has joined BRICS and dropped the US Dollar to use gold/silver and other commodities for trade, they will rush toward gold/silver as safe havens. They will roll their fiat-debt based currency into precious metals, because as the Nation of Islam stated, while bestowing gold upon their leader, gold is precious. Gold never loses its value! Gold is MONEY! The dollar has lost more than 98% of its value. We are almost at near zero. Plus, we WILL have a massive stock market crash, because stocks are tied to the fiat-based system. Is your retirement safe? Remember, Janet Yellen, US Treasury Secretary stated on January 19th, when the US had reached the debt ceiling? She said that the way to make themselves whole is to dip into the RETIREMENT accounts of government and postal workers. Who's next? Speaking of the debt ceiling, lawmakers have been having issues agreeing on whether or not to raise or suspend the debt ceiling. How long can they continue to kick the can down the road? The US is BROKE, bankrupt and defunct, but nobody will say this out loud. The Moors will though. Ask them what's really happening....
Awakened people can see what's happening. We can see the handwriting on the wall. Can you? I see a massive GOLD RUSH:
To get ahead of the #goldrush, contact Miles Franklin Precious Metals Company. Miles Franklin has an A+ rating with the BBB, excellent customer service and never had one customer complaint. Miles Franklin boasts having THE BEST PRICES on precious metals in the industry, offers gold IRAS and a storage program. Get silver and gold today! Call 952-929-7006 or email: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) and ask for a list of inventory + prices. Miles Franklin brokers will take your order. Make sure to mention that Dr. Kia Pruitt referred you so that you will receive the best prices in the industry. May the Creator bliss you with long life, prosperity and peace. Happy Birthday to Minister Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam. Peace. ~Dr. Kia Pruitt
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2023.06.07 14:37 Agitated_Internal919 Kerala medical bill surprised us!!!

Today around at 3am my mom woke me up to help her with my other mom who fainted. We are from USA, and my mom was born in Kerala.
We always knew that medical services in India were quite affordable. But, this was a humbling surprise for us.
Shocked nonetheless I drove us to the nearby hospital with emergency services and we waited. The nurses and the doctor were upbeat and caring, they spoke to us well. They helped my mom to regain consciousness and asked us to wait for the neurologist consult.
The doctor came, ordered tests, gave us a diagnosis, medicines and even made her stay for an IV drip before sending us back home.
We spend around 11 hours at the hospital. And the entire bill didn't even cross 1000 Rs. We still can't believe it.
I remember when my friends from Sweden had to call an ambulance and that cost them 4000usd. They were temporarily working in the US when his wife had an emergency labor related issue.
A little background, my mother is a scientist and studied in the US in the 80's. She met my mom there, they fell in love and hence they were cast away from her Indian family. This was her first visit after 50 years. We came to India to help me settle in for my new job here. The trip was heavy for her hence why she fainted.
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2023.06.07 14:36 jlawyer217 Tax on US Brokerage Account

By way of background, I am a UK resident, US citizen who has maintained various investments in a US brokerage account (all either in individual stocks or in HMRC reporting funds).

Every year, for my US taxes, I have paid capital gains and dividend taxes to the IRS based on the 1099 statements. I previously believed that, under the remittance basis of taxation in the UK, I would not need to pay CGT / dividend taxes on my US investments. However, I now understand that, due to how long I have lived in the UK, I am unable to claim the remittance basis without paying the remittance basis charge (which would be greater than any CGT/dividend tax savings I would make), and so UK tax is also due on my US investments.

In filing my taxes this year, I'm trying to figure out what the right "order of operations" are for who gets first bite when it comes to the taxes (e.g. do I pay UK taxes first and then claim a credit for my US taxes, or do I pay US taxes first and then claim a credit for my UK taxes).

My initial thoughts are that, as these gains in my US brokerage account are not foreign sourced gains under US law, I should rely on article 24(4) of the US / UK tax treaty and (i) pay full capital gains and dividend taxes to the US, (ii) claim a UK tax foreign tax credit under article 24(4) for the US taxes paid and (iii) pay the balance of any UK CGT / dividend taxes owed (less the foreign tax credit paid).

Does anyone have any experience with the above? Tangentially related, but assuming I am correct on the above, when trying to determine the amount of (UK) foreign tax credit due, how do you figure out how much of your US tax is attributable to capital gains / dividends? I am looking at my US tax return for 2021, and I see that capital gains are reported on line 7 of form 1040, but it's not clear to me where the tax attributable to that gain is calculated?
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2023.06.07 14:26 Limp_Emotion8551 Naruto should have been relegated to the sideline for the majority of Shippuden

It really doesn't make much sense that Naruto goes on numerous missions to face the akatsuki when the akatsuki want to hunt down Naruto and extract the nine tails from him. Tsunade really should have grounded him from missions having to do with them.
But while this would have made things make more sense in universe, the consequence from a meta perspective is that Naruto wouldn't get to play a major role in each arc despite the series being about him. However, I don't think this is as big a problem as it seems. In fact I think had the series gone this route Shippuden would have been much better.
Each arc could have had a side character serve as the main character. Giving much needed screen time to flesh out Naruto's supporting cast. The series even did this a few times during shippuden as seen with Shikamaru during the Akatsuki Suppression Mission arc, Sasuke during the Fated Battle Between Brothers arc, and Jiraiya during the Tale of Jiraiya the Gallant arc. In fact, I would argue that those arcs are the strongest ones in shippuden (excluding Pain's Assault arc).
Following this idea, Sakura could have been the main character during the Kazekage Rescue Mission since Naruto isn't allowed to go due to the akatsuki's involvement. After all Sakura already kind of was the main character during that arc. Developing the antidote, defeating Sasori, and uncovering the intel needed to locate Sasuke and push that plotline forward. Why not full send it and make her the focal point? Continuing on with this idea, why not have Itachi be the main character of the Itachi Pursuit Mission arc. Seeing his pov in order to better understand the operations of the akatsuki as well as get hints of Itachi's true nature as we follow him and Kisame through the entire process of an akatsuki duo locating and capturing a jinchuuriki. Idk, sounds pretty cool to me.
That's not to say Naruto would be on the sidelines forever. He would return as the main character during Pain's Assault arc when he trains to become a sage and avenge Jiraiya. But idk, allowing him to just be in the background for a bit until the time is ripe feels more organic with what the series had set up prior. I know he's the main character, but a lot of times it felt like the plot during shippuden was bending over backward to try and include him despite it really not making much sense for him to be there.
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2023.06.07 14:24 HannoPicardVI Arab refugee shot dead following "road rage" incident in Norwich. Shocked friends say he was a "hard-working man who worked 13 hours a day, seven days a week". Refugee fled Central African Republic after ruling government began to target non-black Arab population and claimed asylum in Britain

The victim of yesterday afternoon's deadly shooting has been named as "Adib Fazal", a 29 year old Arab refugee.
Shortly after midday, Fazal had been on a lunch break and had been driving along the A146 when a collision occurred and an argument ensued. The driver of the car involved in the collision with Fazal's car is then said to have pulled out a handgun and shot Fazal in the head, "killing him instantly" according to police.
"This was an extreme crime and we are still investigating whether there was also a hate crime element to this incident, given the victim's Arab background," DCI Solomons said this morning.
Police confirmed that a 42 year old white male had been taken into custody and charged with reckless driving, possession of an unlicensed firearm and murder.
Friends of Fazal told The Herald of their shock at the news.
23 year old housemate Ella Malden, who lives with Fazal in a shared house in Norwich, told the paper that Fazal was "a very hard-working man who worked 13 hours a day, seven days a week as a tree surgeon in locations across East Anglia and the Midlands" and that he had just received his Level 6 diploma in Advanced Forestry and Advanced Arboriculture from the Chartered Institute of Agroforestry and Arboriculture just days before the shooting. Whilst asylum seekers are not allowed to be in employment whilst their applications are being processed by the Home Office, refugees are allowed to work as much as they want to and are placed in the same tax rate bands as residents and citizens in Britain.
"It's just crazy," she said. "Fazal was a talented tree surgeon and he has been through hell. He fled the Central African Republic after the new black government began to target, persecute and kill the non-black Arab population. His brother was killed as well as his cousins. His mother has also been imprisoned and he was still fighting for her release. He claimed asylum in Britain and his application was accepted and he has been trying to make a life for himself here ever since. He's an even more productive member of society than most born-and-bred Brits I know. I just can't believe he was shot dead over nothing."
Asylum International estimates that more than 21,500 Arab people have been displaced from their homes in the Central African Republic, a landlocked country in central Africa, with more than half of that number escaping to Europe to seek asylum in western European countries. More than 2,700 people - mostly Arabs - have been killed in what UN Secretary-General Timothy Vincent labelled "the worst ethnic violence seen in central Africa in over a decade".
The country's new President, William Djotodia, has also been labelled by world leaders as an "authoritarian dictator" after he conferred extra powers to his position, effectively enabling himself to bypass the requirements for votes in the national senate when making new laws and signing "overreaching" executive orders. A national security executive order for instance, signed by him last year, gave the security services and police extra powers to spy on "at-risk" groups in the population and raid homes and neighbourhoods in "problematic areas" without warrants and detain suspects - mostly of Arab descent - indefinitely and without requirements for charges to be brought within a certain period of time. Djotodia's rhetoric has been described as "vitriolic" and "evil" after he said "Arab people are not African; they should not even be in this country".
Relations with the Arab world also reached an all-time low last year after Djotodia ordered the shootdown of a Global Emirates cargo plane which had deviated slightly off course on a preplanned route. The CAF government insisted that the modified 747 cargo plane, which had flown out of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia and had been bound for the CAF capital, became "unresponsive" following a course deviation and following the shootdown, Djotodia quickly declared the airspace closed to cargo planes flying from 6 Middle Eastern countries, shortly before countries such as Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the UAE issued an advisory to freight companies and other businesses advising them that the airspace over the Central African Republic was "unsafe" and the "threat of a shootdown was high".
Meanwhile, the accused of yesterday's shooting is expected to appear before magistrates in Norwich Magistrates' court tomorrow morning where he will be named and asked to confirm his date of birth and address and be asked to enter a plea before the case will then be escalated to the Crown Court for a jury trial or sentencing, given the serious nature of the crimes he is accused of. He is not expected to be granted a bail hearing, given the serious nature of the crime.
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2023.06.07 14:23 Lord_Wilson_ Eldritch Knight advice needed!

Hello, fellow adventurers!
I have few questions regarding the EK fighter archetype.
A bit of personal and character background: I recently started to play DnD 5e for the first time and i love it. All of the players as well as the DM are first-timers, and we are currently a few sessions into "the dragon of icespire peak". I started out as a bulky mountain dwarf fighter, who used to be a soldier, more specifically a sergeant who commanded the personal guard of a high ranking officer, accordingly, i picked the "protection" fighting style, which lets me use my reaction to impose disadvantage on attack rolls against allies within 5ft of me, and requires me to hold a shield. As a dwarf, i fight with a shield and a hammer. Now recently i leveled up to level 3 and i picked the "eldritch knight" archetype, because i liked the idea of being a frontline tank who uses magic to protect himself and others in the heat of battle. Last session was the first one where i used my new magic capabilities. Long story short, i got attacked, cast "shield" to boost my AC by +5, all attacks against me failed. In the post-gameplay reflection period of the session, i discovered that in order to cast "shield" i need to have at least one free hand, which i didn't have, because i carry hammer and shield, and both i and the DM (who, remember, is also a beginner) overlooked.
Now for my questions: How do i utilize both my fighting style and my magic capabilities? Because in order to protect my allies through my reaction, i need to carry the shield, in order to protect myself through a reaction spell, i need a hand free, so my solution would be to stow the hammer in between turns, so i can choose either option for my reaction. The PHB also explicitly states that i can draw a weapon as part of my weapon attack, but can i also stow it again in the same turn, after the attack? Or do i need to sacrifice one of my two main abilities (protect myself / protect others) in order to attack?
How would you solve this issue as a player? Is it solvable, or was "protection" and "eldritch knight" just a poor combination?
How would you rule on this as the DM? I asked my DM but he's not sure how to handle this. He said he'd come up with a solution before the next session, but i think he's as confused as i am, and i wanted to ask if there's a RAW way to handle the situation.
Thanks in advance!
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2023.06.07 14:01 EdMarCarSe "Great Anti-Imperialist Revolutionary Cause of Asian, African and Latin American Peoples Is Invincible", The Treatise published on the cccasion of the first anniversary of the death of Che Guevara in battle in the Eighth Issue of Tricontinental - by Kim Il Sung, October 8 of 1968. [PDF]
It is nearly a year now since Comrade Ernesto Che Guevara, an indomitable revolutionary fighter and a true internationalist champion bom of the Latin American people, died a heroic death on the battlefield of Bolivia. The Korean people, together with the revolutionary peoples throughout the world, are commemorating the first anniversary of the passing away of Comrade Che Guevara, with a burning hatred for the enemy and in deep grief.
Che Guevara took the path of the sacred struggle to bring freedom and liberation to the peoples, holding aloft the banner of anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. struggle early in his youthhood, and devoted his whole life to the revolutionary cause of the oppressed peoples.
Over a long period up to now since the curtain rose upon the prelude to the bloodstained history of modern bourgeoisie, in which the exploitation camouflaged by medieval religious and political illusions was replaced by a naked, shameless, direct and cruel one and man's dignity turned into an exchange value, numerous Communists and revolutionary fighters on the globe have shed their blood and laid down their lives in the midst of the revolutionary tempest to sweep away all that is obsolete and corrupt and reorganize the whole structure of society in a revolutionary way, to overthrow the upper strata of that cursed old society and prepare the cradle of free and happy, new society. Che Guevara dedicated his precious life to this sacred struggle and thus became an honourable member of the ranks of world revolutionary martyrs.
Che Guevara was an indefatigable revolutionary who was tireless in struggle and a true internationalist champion who was completely free from narrow nationalist sentiments. Throughout his life he showed a fine example of a steadfast revolutionary fighter and real internationalist.
Along with the Cuban revolutionaries led by Comrade Fidel Castro, Che Guevara unfolded a heroic armed struggle, thereby contributing greatly to crushing U.S. imperialism and the dictatorial regime of Batista, its lackey, and attaining the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. In 1965 Che Guevara, burning with revolutionary zeal, left the triumphant land of Cuba to move the arena of his struggle to a new outpost where manifold difficulties and stern trials awaited him. Everywhere he went in Latin America, he organized and mobilized the masses of the people to armed struggles against U.S. imperialism and its minions and fought bravely to the last moment of his life in the forefront.
The revolutionary activities of Che Guevara made a tremendous contribution to further consolidating the triumph of the Cuban Revolution and stepping up the advancement of the Latin American revolution as a whole.
The triumph of the Cuban Revolution is the first victory of the socialist revolution in Latin America and a continuation of the Great October Revolution in Latin America. With the Cuban Revolution emerging victorious, the Red banner of socialism now flies high over Latin America which was regarded as a hereditary estate of U.S. imperialism only until recently, and the socialist camp has extended to the Western Hemisphere and grown in strength a great deal. Today the Republic of Cuba which marches on firmly in the forefront of the Latin American revolution is the lighthouse of hope for the fighting Latin American peoples and throws the rays of victory on the road of their struggle. The triumph of the Cuban Revolution shook the colonial system of the U.S. imperialists to its very foundation in the Western Hemisphere and has thrown the whole Latin America into a revolutionary tempest, forcefully arousing the peoples in this area to the sacred struggle for independence and freedom. The triumph of the Cuban Revolution signified, indeed, the beginning of the disintegration of the U.S. imperialist system of colonial rule in Latin America, the stern judgment on U.S. imperialism which had exploited and oppressed the peoples in this area for a long period and its condemnation to ruin.
Consolidation of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution is not only an important problem which decides the life and death, the rise and fall of the Cuban people but also a key problem which sways the destinies of the general development of the Latin American revolution.
Revolution begins with brilliant successes in one country but undergoes a considerable period of painful throes. The countries whose proletariat has grasped power in the encirclement of international capitalism are not free from the danger of imperialist aggression and restoration of capitalism during the entire historical period of revolutionary transition from capitalism to socialism. The overthrown exploiting classes always attempt to recover their lost positions and foreign imperialists incessantly engage in armed invasion and intrigues and manoeuvres for political and ideological subversion.
The U.S. imperialists and the reactionaries of Latin America deeply hate and fear the very existence of the Republic of Cuba and are manoeuvring stubbornly and maliciously to stifle it. They are working hard to get rid of the Cuban Revolution so as to drive out the "spectre" of Communism haunting the Western Hemisphere and check the liberation struggle of the peoples which envelops Latin America like a prairie fire. While scheming to strangle Cuba by directly mobilizing then- armed forces, the U.S. imperialists are instigating the reactionary Latin American regimes of dictatorship under their domination and subjugation to bring political and economic pressure to bear upon Cuba in order to suffocate her with the policy of blockade.
For the attainment of the ultimate victory of the revolution, the peoples who have gained power in the encirclement of international capital, while reinforcing their own internal forces in every way, should receive solid support from other detachments of the world socialist revolution and should receive broad international assistance from the working classes of all lands and the oppressed peoples of the whole world. In other words, revolutions should take place consecutively in the majority of countries of the world, in several adjacent countries at the least, to replace imperialist encirclement with socialist encirclement, the barriers of imperialism that surround a socialist country should be torn down to open the path of turning the dictatorship of the proletariat into a world-wide system and an end should be put to the isolation of the socialist fortress of one country in the encirclement to form the strong ties of militant solidarity of the international working classes and the oppressed peoples of the world. Only then will it be possible to prevent completely armed intervention by the imperialists and their attempt to restore capitalism, and say that the ultimate victory of socialism has been secured.
As the forces of capital are international, so the liberation struggle of the peoples is an international movement. The revolutionary movements in individual countries are national movements, and constitute part of the world revolution at the same time. The revolutionary struggles of the peoples in all countries have the relationship of supporting and complementing each other and join together in one stream of world revolution. The revolution which has emerged victorious should assist the revolutions of those countries which are not yet triumphant with its experiences and examples and render active support to the liberation struggle of the world's peoples with its political, economic and military power, while the peoples in the countries which have not yet won the revolutions should struggle more actively to defend the victorious revolutions of other countries against the imperialist policy of strangulation and hasten victory for their own revolutions. This is the law of the development of the world revolutionary movement and the excellent tradition already formed in the course of the people's liberation struggle.
The Cuban Revolution is an organic part of the world revolution and, particularly, constitutes the decisive link in the chain of the revolution in Latin America. To defend the Cuban Revolution and to consolidate and follow up its victories is not only the duty of the Cuban people but also the internationalist obligation of the oppressed peoples of Latin America and all the revolutionary peoples of the world. Just as the defence of the gains of the October Revolution in Russia which made the first breach in the world capitalist system was an important question decisive of the fate of the development of the world revolution, so the defence of the gains of the Cuban Revolution which made the first breach in the colonial system of U.S. imperialism in Latin America is an important question decisive of the fate of the Latin American revolution.
It is of great importance for the defence of the Cuban Revolution to advance the revolutionary movement in those Latin American countries neighbouring on Cuba. If the fierce flames of revolution flare up in many countries of Latin America where U.S. imperialism sets foot, the force of U.S. imperialism will be dispersed and sapped as much and the attempts of the U.S. imperialists and their lackeys to strangle Cuba by concentrated force will inevitably fall through. Further, if the revolution emerges victorious in some other Latin American countries, Cuba will get out of the encircling ring of imperialism with which she is confronted on all sides, there will be opened up a favourable phase in the revolutions of Cuba and Latin America, and the world revolution will be stepped up still more.
For a revolution to take place, the subjective and objective situation should be created for it. The revolution in each country should be carried out to suit the specific realities, in which the objective revolutionary situation is created. This, however, by no means signifies that the revolution can develop or ripen of itself. The revolution can always be advanced and brought to maturity only through an active and hard struggle of the revolutionaries. If an active struggle is neglected, only waiting for a favourable situation to arise by reason of the arduousness of the revolution, revolutionary forces cannot be fostered. Revolutionary forces cannot be prepared spontaneously without any struggle, they can be fostered and strengthened only through a hard struggle. If preparations are not made to meet the decisive hour of the revolution by preserving the revolutionary forces against the enemy's suppression and, at the same time, constantly accumulating and building them up through a positive struggle, it will be impossible to win victory in the revolution even when the objective situation has been created. To turn away from the revolution on the pretext of avoiding sacrifices is in fact tantamount to forcing the people to remain in lifelong slavery to capital, forcing them to tolerate for ever the cruel exploitation and oppression, unbearable maltreatment and humiliation, enormous sufferings and sacrifices. In general the acute pain experienced at a revolutionary turning-point is always much easier to endure than the chronic pain caused by the ulcers of old society. The social revolution cannot be achieved as easily as proceeding along a royal road in full daylight, nor can it progress as smoothly as a boat sailing before the wind. On the path of revolution, there may be rough thorny bushes and turns and twists, and there may be temporary setbacks and partial sacrifices. To flinch before difficulties and to hesitate in the revolution for fear of sacrifices is not the attitude befitting a revolutionary.
It is the task for the revolutionaries of each country to lay down a scientifically-motivated, careful way of struggle on the basis of a correct assessment of the internal and external situation and a proper calculation of the balance of forces between friend and foe, accumulate and build up the revolutionary forces by rearing the nuclear elements and awakening the masses of the people in the trying crucible of the revolution, unfolding an active struggle and yet going around the snags and avoiding unnecessary sacrifices at ordinary times, and make full preparations to meet the great revolutionary event. And once the revolutionary situation is created, they should not miss the opportunity to rise without delay in a showdown to shatter the reactionary regime.
The forms and methods of revolutionary struggle, too, are determined not by the wishes of individuals, but on all accounts by the subjective and objective situation created and the resistance of the reactionary ruling classes. The revolutionaries should stand prepared for all forms of struggle, and should effectively advance the revolutionary movement by properly combining various forms and methods of struggle such as political and economic struggles, violent and nonviolent struggles, legal and illegal struggles.
Counter-revolutionary violence is an indispensable means of rule for all exploiting classes. Human history not yet knows an instance of any ruling class submissively turning over its supremacy, or an instance of any reactionary class meekly waiving its power without resorting to counter-revolutionary violence. In particular, the imperialists cling ever more desperately to violent means to maintain their rule as they approach nearer to their doom. The imperialists, while suppressing the peoples of their own countries, check all the revolutionary advance of the oppressed nations in a sanguinary way with their military forces for aggression and plunder against other countries.
In these conditions, the liberation struggle of the oppressed peoples cannot emerge victorious without using revolutionary violence to crush foreign imperialists and overthrow the reactionary dictatorial machinery of the exploiting classes at home that work hand in glove with them. It is imperative to meet violence with violence and crush counter-revolutionary armed forces with revolutionary armed forces. The revolutionary flames now raging furiously in Latin America are the natural outcome of the revolutionary situation created in this area.
The absolute majority of the Latin American countries have been placed under the complete domination and bondage of U.S. imperialism. Pro-U.S. dictatorships have been established in many Latin American countries and the economy of these countries has been turned completely into an appendage to the U.S. monopolies. The U.S. imperialists' policy of aggression and plunder towards Latin America constitutes the major fetters impeding social progress in this area, and has plunged its peoples in unbearable mishaps and distress. The U.S. imperialists and the pro-U.S. dictatorships in Latin America extensively set up various repressive apparatuses including the army and police and suppress all forms of revolutionary advance of the people in a most brutal way.
It is obvious that unless the ill-clad and hungry, oppressed and humiliated people in Latin America bravely rise in arms in the struggle against the oppressors, they cannot attain freedom and liberation.
It is quite justifiable and admirable that under the banner of proletarian internationalism, under the banner of anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. struggle, Che Guevara, together with Latin American revolutionaries, unfolded an active, heroic revolutionary struggle in various Latin American countries with arms in his hands in defiance of sacrifice in order to defend the Cuban Revolution and hasten the day of liberation for the oppressed peoples in this area. The revolutionary peoples of the whole world express deep sympathy with the brave act of Che Guevara who waged a heroic armed struggle together with Latin American revolutionaries. The brilliant example of Che Guevara is a paragon not only for the Latin American peoples in their revolutionary struggle but for the Asian and African peoples in their liberation struggle, and inspires them to heroic exploits.
Che .Guevara is not with us now. But the blood he shed will never be wasted. His name and the everlasting revolutionary exploits he performed will go down for ever in the history of liberation of mankind and his lofty revolutionary spirit will be immortal. There will appear thousands of, tens of thousands of Che Guevaras on the scene of decisive battle in the revolutionary struggle in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and the revolutionary cause which he left unaccomplished will surely be achieved by the struggle of the Latin American revolutionaries and the revolutionary peoples the world over.
Today Asia, Africa and Latin America have become the most fierce anti-imperialist front. Imperialism has met with the strong resistance of the Asian, African and Latin American peoples and suffered the heaviest blows from them. Nevertheless, imperialism is desperately trying to maintain its old footing and regain its lost positions in those areas.
The cause of liberation of the peoples in Asia, Africa and Latin America has not been completed. So long as imperialism exists on the globe and oppresses and plunders the people, the people cannot leave off the anti-imperialist struggle even a moment. The struggle must continue till all shades of colonialism are wiped off the face of the earth once and for all, till all the oppressed and humiliated nations build their independent states and achieve social progress and national- prosperity.
Imperialism will never give up its rule over colonial and dependent countries before it is kicked out. It is in the nature of imperialism to perpetrate aggression and plunder. If there ever is imperialism which is not aggressive, it is no longer imperialism. Imperialism will not change its aggressive nature before it dies. That is why one should dispel all illusions about imperialism and fight it out. Only when a. principled stand is maintained against imperialism and a staunch anti-imperialist struggle intensified, can the oppressed nations win freedom and independence and the liberated peoples check imperialist aggression, consolidate national independence and achieve prosperity for their countries and nations.
U.S. imperialism is the most barbarous and most heinous imperialism of modern times, and it is the chieftain of world imperialism. It is not the Asian and Latin American countries or the African countries alone that have their sovereignty and territories infringed upon by U.S. imperialism or are under the menace of U.S. imperialist aggression. There is no place on the earth to which U.S. imperialism has not stretched out its tentacles of aggression, and where U.S. imperialism sets foot the people always shed blood. The U.S. imperialists pursue the invariable aim to put the whole world under their control. It is to realize this aim that the U.S. imperialists incessantly perpetrate armed invasion and subversive activities against the socialist and newly-independent countries, and brutally suppress the liberation struggle of the peoples of Asia, Africa and Latin America. This wild aggressive design of U.S. imperialism must be frustrated decisively. It is clear that world peace cannot be safeguarded, nor can national liberation and independence or the victory of democracy and socialism be achieved, apart from the struggle against U.S. imperialism. To fight U.S. imperialism is the inescapable common duty and the first and foremost revolutionary task for all the peoples of the world.
For the successful defeat of U.S. imperialism, it is necessary to penetrate into its world strategy thoroughly.
The basic strategy of U.S. imperialism for world aggression at the present stage is to destroy by force of arms the small and divided revolutionary socialist countries and newly- independent countries one by one, while refraining from worsening its relations with big powers and shunning confrontation with them as far as possible and to intensify ideological and political offensive against, and subvert from within, those countries which are weak ideologically and not willing to make revolution but spread illusion about imperialism among the people clamouring only for unprincipled coexistence with imperialism, and desire to live on good terms with imperialism.
On the basis of this world strategy, the U.S. imperialists are increasing their armaments extensively and further reinforcing their military bases and aggressive military alliances to attack the socialist and the progressive countries. The U.S. imperialists have openly embarked on "local war" and "special war" in Viet Nam and some other places, while preparing total war and nuclear war on a large scale.
Simultaneously with this, the U.S. imperialists resort to a new form of cold war to encourage "liberalization" and "democratic development" in certain countries, while running wild to bribe and make a cat's-paw of the cowards within the ranks of the working-class movement who are afraid of revolution. They clamour for the "most favoured nation" treatment and the expansion of the "East-West contact and interchange" and, with this as a means, seek to infiltrate their reactionary ideology and culture to degrade the peoples ideologically, hamper economic development and thus undermine those countries from within. The imperialists are carrying out sabotage and subversive intrigues to tear the newly- independent states away from the anti-imperialist front one by one. While resorting to force overtly, they penetrate into the newly-independent countries with "aid" as a bait and meddle in their internal affairs. The U.S. imperialists whip together the right-wing reactionaries and pit them against the progressive forces, and seek to sway certain newly-independent countries to the road of counter-revolution.
Namely, wielding an olive branch in one hand and arrows in the other, the U.S. imperialists manoeuvre to swallow up the revolutionary countries one by one through armed aggression and subvert the ideologically weak countries through ideological and cultural aggression, combining nuclear blackmail with "peaceful penetration" and repression with appeasement and deception.
The peoples of the whole world should maintain sharpest vigilance against such intrigues and manoeuvres by U.S. imperialism and should be fully prepared to counter enemy's possible aggression of all forms.
In order to develop the anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. struggle vigorously, it is important to cement to the maximum the militant unity of all areas, all countries, all parties, all people and all forces opposing imperialism.
The revolutionary struggles of the Asian, African and Latin American peoples go on closely linked with each other for the community of their desires and aspirations. When Latin America groans under imperialist yoke, the Asian and African peoples cannot live in peace and when U.S. imperialism collapses in the Asian and African areas, a favourable phase will be created for the national-liberation movement of the Latin American peoples, too. The militant unity and close ties of the Asian, African and Latin American peoples will multiply the anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. revolutionary forces several times, scores of times and will become an invincible force which can frustrate successfully the aggression of the imperialists and the united front of international reaction. Therefore, the peoples in all regions where U.S. imperialism is entrenched should pool their strength and strike it hard.
In Asia, Africa and Latin America there are socialist and neutral countries, and big and small countries. All these countries except the puppet regimes of the imperialists and their satellite states constitute anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. forces. Despite the differences of state socio-political systems, political views and religious beliefs, the peoples of the countries in these areas, as the oppressed nations who were suppressed and exploited by the imperialists and colonialists, have the common goal and aspiration to achieve national independence and national prosperity against imperialism and old and new colonialism. The differences of state socio-political systems, political views or religious beliefs can by no means be an obstacle in the way of joint struggle against U.S. imperialism. All countries should form an anti-imperialist united front and take anti-U.S. joint action to crush the common enemy and attain the common goal.
True, there may be various categories of people among those who oppose imperialism. Some may be active against imperialism, others may vacillate in the anti-imperialist struggle, and still others may join in the anti-imperialist struggle reluctantly under the pressure from their own people and the peoples of the world. But, whatever their motives, it is necessary to enlist all these forces except the henchmen of imperialism in the anti-U.S. joint struggle. If more forces, though inconsistent and unsteady, are drawn into the anti-U.S. joint struggle to isolate U.S. imperialism to the largest possible extent and deal blows to it by joint action, that will be a good thing and by no means a bad thing. Those who avoid the anti-imperialist struggle should be induced to turn out in the struggle against imperialism and those who are passive encouraged to be positive in the anti-imperialist struggle. To split the anti-U.S. united front or reject the anti-U.S. joint action will only bring a serious consequence of weakening the anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. struggle.
To fight down U.S. imperialism, all countries, big and small, should strike blows at U.S. imperialism. Particularly important here is that small countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America should give up flunkeyism tended to rely on big powers and take an active part in the anti-U.S. struggle. It is wrong to think that U.S. imperialism cannot be beaten down unless big countries fight it. It would be better certainly if big countries join small countries in fighting against U.S. imperialism. That is why small countries should endeavour to unite with big countries. But, this is by no means to say that no country, unless it is big, can fight and defeat U.S. imperialism. It is too obvious that one cannot make revolution if he depends on big countries and sits idle and that others cannot make revolution for him. Even small countries can defeat big enemy, once they establish Juche, unite the masses of the people and valiantly rise in battle despite sacrifice. This is a very plain truth of our times which has been borne out by actual life.
The experience of the Korean war proved this truth, and the triumph of the Cuban Revolution and the heroic war of resistance of the Vietnamese people against U.S. imperialism and for national salvation have proved this truth.
Moreover, when many countries, though small, pool their strength to fight imperialism, the peoples will be able to beat the enemy however strong he may be, with a decisively overwhelming force. The peoples of the countries making revolution should join efforts to tear left and right arms from U.S, imperialism, tear off its left and right legs and behead it eventually everywhere it stretches out its crooked hands of aggression. The U.S. imperialists are bluffing now, but when the revolutionary peoples of the world join in mutilating them, the U.S. imperialists will become impotent and bite the dust in the end. We small nations should unite and counter the strategy of U.S. imperialism to swallow us up one by one, each chopping off its head and limbs. Such, it can be said, is the strategy of struggle for small countries to defeat U.S. imperialism.
The Korean people have fought against the occupation of South Korea by the U.S. imperialists and for the unification of the country for more than 20 years. The Korean Revolution is part of the international revolutionary movement, and the revolutionary/struggle of the Korean people is developing amid the joint struggle of the peoples of the whole world for peace and democracy, for national independence and socialism. The Korean people are fighting to accomplish their cause of national liberation and, at the same time, are doing everything in their power to accelerate the advancement of the international revolutionary movement as a whole. Our people unite with all forces opposing U.S. imperialism and consistently support the peoples of all the countries in their struggle against U.S. imperialism. We regard it as an important factor in bringing victory to the Korean Revolution.
Imperialism is a moribund force whose days are numbered, whereas the liberation struggle of the peoples is a new force which aspires for the progress of mankind. There may be uncountable difficulties and obstacles and various turns and twists on the way of the liberation struggle of the peoples, but it is the inevitable law of the development of history that imperialism is doomed to ruin and the liberation struggle of the peoples is sure to be crowned with victory. Though the imperialists headed by U.S. imperialism are running amuck in an attempt to check the surging liberation struggle of the peoples, it is nothing but the death-bed tremor of those who are condemned to destruction. The more frenziedly the U.S. imperialists act, the more difficult their position becomes. U.S. imperialism is going downhill and confronted with the fate of a setting sun. The U.S. imperialists will definitely be forced out of Asia, Africa and Latin America by the liberation struggle of the peoples. The great anti-imperialist revolutionary cause of the Asian, African and Latin American peoples is invincible.
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2023.06.07 13:47 Unique_Ad_4695 Se Gesù fosse vivo oggi quale partito italiano voterebbe? Cosa penserebbe di FDI e Meloni?

Secondo voi se Gesù fosse vivo oggi, e inizierebbe a interessarsi della politica italiana chi voterebbe?
cosa penserebbe della patriota Meloni e dei patrioti di fratelli d'italia?
Secondo me Gesù voterebbe FDI e Meloni perchè è molto credente ed è orgogliosa di essere cristiana, ed è molto critica dell'islam. Anche perchè Gesù era molto patriottico e lottava contro l'invasione dell'impero romano. Allo stesso modo Giorgia Meloni è molto patriottica e lotta contro l'invasione islamica dell'europa. Poi gesù era ebreo, quindi nemico dei musulmani. Quindi siccome il nemico del mio nemico e mio amico allora avrebbe supportato la Meloni (che è nemica dei musulmani). Infine la Meloni è atlantista, vuole abbassare le tasse con la Flat Tax e usa il pugno di ferro contro la cimininalità, tipico della destra law and order. Come vedrebbe Gesù questi 3 aspetti? (atlantismo, taglio delle tasse, law and order) ?
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2023.06.07 13:41 AutoModerator Regarding our stance on Reddit's recent API Changes

What's this about?

A recent Reddit policy change threatens to kill many beloved third-party mobile apps, making a great many quality-of-life features not seen in the official mobile app permanently inaccessible to users. You can read about it here:
On May 31, 2023, Reddit announced that they were going to introduce steep pricing plans , rendering any reasonable usages of Reddit's APIs to a walled garden approach of top corporate entities.
Even if you're not a mobile user and don't use any of those apps, this is a step toward killing other ways of customizing Reddit, such as Reddit Enhancement Suite or the use of the desktop interface . This is but the first of many anti-consumer steps Reddit may be(allegedly) taking in order to prepare for its much hyped initial IPO.

But I browse from External Browsers!?

This isn't only a problem on the user level: many subreddit moderators depend on tools only available outside the official app to keep their communities on-topic and spam-free. In fact, we were in the end stages of the development of our own Mod-Helper Bot, that'd help us take imperative actions nearly the same instant the content is flagged, combat ban evaders, and do heuristic sentiment analysis of comments to hold potentially alarming content for review. In short, it'd help us moderate better.
However, with the new policy at-hand, it is prohibitively expensive to run the bot 24/7 on, especially considering the bot would analyse, process, and deal with 1000 pieces of content in the likes of 200-800ms. We'd bankrupt ourselves before the bot did anything meaningful within /Nepal.
In case you didn't know, Automoderator has been taking care of a mere range of 8-14% of total moderation actions, despite having many measures set in place to combat common issues like diminutive/derogatory slurs, commonly spammed threads, and blacklisted subs(for now, they're mostly all porn/kanda-related Nepali subs).

What's the plan?

On June 12th, many subreddits will be going dark to protest this policy. Some will return after 48 hours: others will go away permanently unless the issue is adequately addressed, since many moderators aren't able to put in the work they do with the poor tools available through the official app. This isn't something any of us do lightly: we do what we do because we love Reddit, and we truly believe this change will make it impossible to keep doing what we love.
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2023.06.07 13:39 FredererPower If all of Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul/El Camino were edited in chronological order and released as one video or boxset, in what order would you rank the main cast?

Personally, here's how I would do it:
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2023.06.07 13:34 Kamran421 What in the UK is a Sponsor Licence?

Businesses are being given access to new visa pathways for employing foreign workers as fresh immigration regulations come into effect. The Scale-up Visa, the High Potential Visa, and the Global Business Mobility Visa are the recently introduced visas. Only the High Potential Visa path, however, is exempt from this requirement; the other two were added to the lengthy list of UK Worker visa programmes that require it.
A sponsor licence: what is it
Employers can hire experts from EEA and non-EEA countries with the use of a sponsor licence (formerly known as a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence; it can be renewed after expiration). It's essentially a privilege that the UK government accords to companies with a high reputation and who satisfy the requirements.
Why are applications for sponsor licences so crucial right now?
Applications for sponsor licences have significantly increased since Brexit. Prior to January 2021, firms were free to seek out and hire candidates from anywhere in the EU to fill open positions without needing to meet these additional standards, but the regulatory environment has significantly changed.
Because of this, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) urged businesses to obtain their separate sponsor licences before the new legislation went into effect in order to prevent problems in the future. As anticipated, these new policies caused significant delays in the application processes once they went into effect, in part because of COVID-19 limitations.
Application Process for a Sponsor Licence
The full application procedure is completed online. You must complete a form and include all necessary supporting documentation to prove your business's eligibility. In order to avoid having to start the application process anew, the supporting documents must be delivered via email within the next five days of submitting the application form.
You must be lawfully functioning in the UK as a PLC, LLP, LTD, or Sole Trader and obtain planning approval or consent from the Local Planning Authority in accordance with the type of business you run in order to qualify for a sponsor licence.
Companies and legal entities must not have any outstanding criminal convictions for immigration-related offences, fraud, or money laundering, and they must not have had a prior sponsor licence cancelled within the previous 12 months of the application date.
The UKVI will also verify that you have the appropriate "Key Personnel" in place, i.e., those who they consider qualified to participate in the sponsor management system (SMS). This system would be in charge of keeping records pertaining to the hiring of foreign workers, making sure sponsored workers satisfy the prerequisites and possess the necessary qualifications to apply for a UK sponsorship visa, conducting Right to Work checks, and promptly informing the UKVI of any changes to the organisation or a migrant's employment status.
The regulatory system governing the maintenance of a sponsor licence is quite strict, and violations may result in severe fines. Penalties for these offences may include hefty monetary fines or possibly jail time.
Sponsorship license agent
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2023.06.07 13:29 reindeerfalcon Singapore Law about Blue Lights on bicycles (strobe or continuos)

Whats the law regarding this? How about strobing red and blue light? I ordered some online compulsively as it had good reviews without considering the legality aspect and now it has arrived and it hit me that I probably cannot use it? Lets talk technicalities because I hope to not waste my money.
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2023.06.07 13:28 ImplementLast is there any advantages of giving up Pakistani passport

Considering the law and order situation, i am worried about my future in Pakistan. I plan to spend some years there in future there Because quality of life is good and more affordable there than UK. People are so warm and nice. Alot of good food. Weather and scenery is unbeatable Property is affordable Money goes far there. Cant dream of driver or cook here but will be able to afford there. I work very hard to make money here and i had plans to treat myself with luxury life style for couple of years. I came across this video yesterday where this guy was telling how its safer to go to Pakistan on foreign passport than Pakistani passport. Is it true?does it gives us any form of safety if we give up Pakistani nationality and visit Pakistan on visa?
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2023.06.07 13:23 alpha_delta23 Does the artifacts really matter?

I've been looking for ways to get the best out of my characters in terms of big number damage, so I go and research online for good builds.
Which got me wondering, why should I go for specific artifacts for a certain character?
I look closely at the artifacts and weapons but I feel like that shouldn't be the case, yet it feels that that is law and order in this game.
I mainly focus on ATT and Elemental Mastery but what is the way to get the best results?
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2023.06.07 13:19 Definition_Novel Some facts about Lithuanians who fought for the USSR

Some facts about Lithuanians who fought for the USSR
Lithuania had the most Soviet partisans out of all 3 Baltic states, with an estimated 7- 10,000 operating in Lithuania during the Nazi occupation. (From Wikipedia.) About 5,000 people, many being Lithuanian citizens, gave their lives defending Lithuania during the early moments of the German invasion (from Wikipedia.) Most of the following info is from an interview with Lithuanian Soviet veteran Julius Deksnys from the Russian language newspaper Obzhor, translated. -The 16th Lithuanian Rifle Division is often considered the most diverse division of the USSR. In it, ethnic Lithuanians, Lithuanian Jews, Russians, Poles, and other ethnicities in Lithuania were represented. There was also the 29th Lithuanian Rifle Corps, which unlike the 16th Division, the 29th was filled with deserters who fled to the enemy. However, most of the soldiers of the 29th Corps who chose to stay with the USSR who didn’t desert were eventually sent to the much larger 16th Division. Among those who stayed with Soviet forces was heroic Lithuanian Soviet lieutenant general Vincas Vitkauskas, the only Lithuanian to receive such rank. The 16th Rifle Division did not generally have a desertion problem, and most of its members were committed to defeating both the German and Baltic fascist enemies. (From Wikipedia.) -in Vilnius in 1944 sometime before liberation, 1,417 soldiers were recruited to the Red Army. Of the Lithuanian citizens recruited to the Red Army from the city that year, 898 were from the Polish minority of Lithuania, some of whom served in the Polish Armed Forces of the USSR. 5,000 Lithuanians participated in the East Prussian offensive. 8,000 Lithuanians participated in the Soviet liberation of Berlin. The 16th Lithuanian Rifle Division is well known for its defending of the Russian city of Oryol, where a memorial exists, as well as its amazing feats in the Battle of Kursk, the Klaipeda and Siauliai offensives, and the battles against Latvian SS in the Courland Pocket in neighboring Latvia. Of the 16th Lithuanian Division, 9,255 soldiers of all ethnicities died in battle. When measured strictly for ethnic Lithuanian casualties, the number is 5,040. In all units of the Red Army total, 40,000 Lithuanians went missing, never to return home. 80,000 were confirmed dead. 253 memorial monuments were built to the veterans of Lithuania throughout Lithuania, many of which unfortunately are decreasing in number due to the right wing government as well as ultranationalist sentiments of much of the ethnic Lithuanian population, whom have replaced many Soviet veterans monuments with ones to fascist collaborators. Regardless of troubling circumstances in present day Lithuania, some Soviet veterans, among them ethnic Lithuanian veteran Julius Deksnys, who leads a support group for Soviet veterans. Not mentioned in the following article, Deksnys has been fighting fascism since the very beginning of the war in the Baltic states. He willingly enlisted in the Red Army to avenge the death of his father after his father was killed by Lithuanian nationalists for being a communist. Towards the end of the war, when Deksnys was captured on the battlefield, nationalist Nazi collaborators took Deksnys prisoner and he was sent to a Nazi labor camp, where he survived to Soviet liberation. He had much to say about the mistreatment of Soviet veterans in modern Lithuania in an interview a few years ago, which I will post much of his lengthy statement below, where I have fixed certain translations typing errors: “After the collapse of the Soviet Union and the restoration of the statehood of the Republic of Lithuania, veterans of the Great Patriotic War had to solve the problems that arose with the change in the socio-economic, political and ideological system of the country. The most offensive for veterans was the statements of politicians, then enshrined in law, that Lithuania did not participate in World War II, and on May 9, 1945, the day of the Great Victory over fascism, seemed to be the day of the second occupation of our country. Attempts by some Lithuanian politicians and historians to rewrite the history of World War II, distort it, to show the period of fascist occupation of 1941-1944 as a noble mission of Nazi Germany to liberate Lithuania from Bolshevism, to justify the crimes of accomplices of the occupiers against humanity are a monstrous lie. In fact, during the Second World War, the issue of the life and death of the entire Lithuanian people was resolved in the most brutal way. After all, according to the plans of the Nazi leaders, Lithuania should have disappeared in the future like a drop of water on a hot stone. We are urged not to forget the lessons of the war to remember the huge human losses during the years of fascist occupation, including the victims of the Holocaust, the soldiers of the Red Army and Soviet partisans who died for the liberation of Lithuania. The Soviet-era veteran organization and its Republican Committee of Veterans ceased to exist in 1990. Many participants of the Great Patriotic War, citizens of a once great and powerful country, faced the need to decide on citizenship in the newly created independent states of the former Soviet Union. This is how citizens of Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and other countries appeared in Lithuania. But they were all united by one thing - the fighting past, the fighting brotherhood and the memory of the Victory over fascism. the combat history of the Lithuanian national unit, the combat service of the intelligence officer of the 18th separate reconnaissance company Paulius Širvys, later an outstanding poet of Lithuania, who was often compared to Sergei Yesenin, is especially noted. But few people know what a brave intelligence officer he was. P. Širvys distinguished himself in many battles and was awarded the Order of Glory of the 3rd degree and two medals “For Courage”. His romantic poems and poems dedicated to the soldier are read and recited by both young and old. Composers compose music based on his words, organize concerts. When communicating with young people, you are convinced that many young people did not know that their favorite poet during the war was a combat scout, my combat friend. My platoon commander of the same reconnaissance company, Hero of the Soviet Union Boleslovas Gegzhnas and many other soldiers and officers of the division, deserve good memory. People died in those hard battles. During the entire existence of the division, 9,255 fighters have died, including 5,040 Lithuanian soldiers. But how do young generations know about it? In the programs for studying the history of secondary schools, only the fact that such a division was during the war is mentioned, but nothing is said about its heroic combat path, combat exploits. Almost 40,000 Lithuanian residents mobilized to the Red Army did not return from the war. The memory of them is sacred. It will not be possible to emasculate from public consciousness, forget the heroic and decisive role of the Red Army in defeating fascism, denigrate the feat of Soviet soldiers, forget about the victims of the Holocaust, about 80,000 soldiers who gave their lives for the liberation of our Motherland. From 1946 to 1948, military memorials were created in cities and districts, in settlements where major battles took place, where the remains of Soviet soldiers were transferred from solitary graves and mass graves. In total, there are currently 253 military memorials and graves in Lithuania, many have monuments, there are memorial plates with the names of the fallen soldiers. Since 2000, with the support of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Lithuania, repair and restoration work has been carried out on military graves. But recently, extremely negative trends in the fight against monuments of the Soviet past have been increasingly manifested in Lithuania. Monuments of special artistic and historical value created by Lithuanian classic sculptors are being demolished. I mean sculptural compositions on the Green Bridge in Vilnius, as well as monuments to Hero of Soviet Union Marytė Melnikaitė in Zarasai and twice Hero of Soviet Union pilot Yakov Smushkevich in Rokiskis. The most important attributes of the life of veterans, the object of their well-deserved pride are combat awards for feats on the battlefields. Orders and medals have Soviet symbols: red star, sickle and hammer, the image of Supreme Commander-in-Chief Joseph V. Stalin. For this reason, wearing them in everyday life is prohibited at the legislative level. This is not only a moral insult to veterans, but also a direct violation of human rights. Such laws have contributed to the activation of ultranationalist sentiments and neo-Nazi manifestations. Cases of vandalism actually encouraged by the authorities at the graves of Soviet soldiers, the demolition of Soviet symbols from monuments have become more frequent, even though they are included in the register of cultural heritage. What will remain of this kind of intervention? Naked memorial steles and plates... The most interesting thing is that the main argument for such actions is the statement that Soviet symbols offend the feelings of a large social group of people affected by Soviet power. But it is permissible to ask: are veterans who did not spare their lives, health in the fight against the Nazis deprived of feelings and the right to memory of their dead comrades? At the origins of our veteran organization were front-line soldiers Juozas Adamonis, Algimantas Stankevičius, Petras Eidukas. With Algimantas Stankevicius, I happened to serve in the first platoon of the first company of the first battalion of the 156th Rifle Regiment of the 16th Lithuanian Rifle Division. On January 27, 1945, we walked together in a chain of attacking warriors, freeing Klaipeda from the Nazi invaders. Stapas Shimonis, becoming chairman of the organization in 1993, did a lot to unite its members, her admission to the World Federation of War Veterans. At the General Assembly of the Federation in Seoul, he was elected a member of the executive committee. After him, since 1999, the organization was headed by Petras Eidukas, who was awarded the title of Honorary Chairman in 2015. Unfortunately, he passed away this year. Despite his 92 years, Nikolai Mikhailovich Riskov, chairman of the veteran organization of the Šalcinunkai district, works actively. On his initiative, a museum of participants of the Great Patriotic War was opened in the district center of Šalcininkai. This is the first museum of its kind in Lithuania, which was opened on July 16, 2014, to the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Šalcininkai and Vilnius. The museum contains a collection of photos of front-line soldiers and Soviet partisans who participated in the liberation of the district or lived after the war, as well as various copies of documents of the war years, military memoirs, books about the war. Relatives bring combat awards, various documents of deceased veterans to the museum. Schoolchildren come to the museum, solemn events dedicated to Victory Day, the Day of Liberation of the district are held here. During the celebrations dedicated to the 65th anniversary of Victory Day, N. Riskov decided to post photos of deceased veterans, residents of the Šalcininkai district, at the city grave of Soviet soldiers, next to the graves of the deceased liberators of the district. This action attracted residents and was continued. People began to bring photos of deceased relatives. This is how the idea of the “Immortal Regiment” was born in Lithuania. Today it is bitter to admit that Lithuania has enough of those who are trying to forget the lessons of the Nuremberg Tribunal, which condemned not only fascism in all its manifestations, but also Nazi accomplices. The names of the latter are now called streets and squares, they are honored as national heroes. And war veterans, the winners defeating fascism, have become outcasts of society, the authorities do not pay any attention to them, even in the days of the celebration of the end of the war in Europe, there is not a single kind word for them, let alone gratitude. Nationalist youth call our awards trifs, we are forbidden to wear our combat awards only on the grounds that the orders and medals depict Soviet symbols.” -Julius Deksnys, from an interview with Obzhor newspaper issue # 1041, Dec. 24,2016. Much thanks to the Russian-Lithuanian language publication, whom conducted the interview with Julius Deksnys that I had to translate with a webpage translator as I cannot read Russian. Most importantly, thank you to Julius Deksnys for protecting the Soviet veteran memory, as he is one of my personal heroes whom inspired me to archive photos of Baltic Soviet veterans.
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2023.06.07 12:45 srimani85 [FOR HIRE] Sales Head,USA

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2023.06.07 12:30 LukeSniper First session for this campaign, nearly killed a PC who did something VERY stupid

Just had my first session about two hours ago. Players made it through the kenku fight in the warehouse (they did A LOT of role playing, which I encouraged, so I expect they'll move fairly slow).
When they got to the warehouse, the wizard rolled a 1 on her stealth check, alerting the kenku inside, but not after a couple other players got a glimpse of one of them and several dead bodies on the floor. So I had the kenku hide (they rolled a 24 on their stealth, so they were VERY well hidden). Then our changeling bard decided "I'm going to shapeshift into a kenku and walk in." He told the rest of the party "Wait here" and just walked inside.
I immediately thought: This is profoundly stupid.
I mean... A: he's just barging into an unscouted location containing an unknown number of potential enemies. B: he's ALONE. C: he's level ONE and a bard... a single critical hit with a d8 weapon could potentially kill him outright with no death saves.
As if that wasn't enough, there's also a kenku in the party, and I'm sure the thought of "I'm a kenku. I bet if I just waltz in there I'll be fine." never crossed his mind. So why my bard, who is an experienced player that I've had in another game for nearly TWO years straight, thought that this wasn't an utterly foolish thing to do... I don't know. But then again, a couple months ago he decided his level 6 barbarian could challenge an ancient white dragon, I told him "okay, he attacks you with both claws, then swallows your body whole. "Okay, I want to stab my greatsword through its throat and cut my way out." "No, dude... you're just dead! You had 12HP left and those claw attacks dealt 30+ damage. It killed you and swallowed your dead body whole." (He was clearly mad about having done something so foolish, and because I'm a benevolent DM, I let him retcon that action, telling him "I WILL straight up kill your character if you do something that foolish again.")
Anyway, the kenku were hidden. He walked in. "Roll initiative." The kenku are likely awaiting a Zhentarim retaliation. There's probably kenku in the Zhentarim too. There's ZERO reason for them to NOT attack anyone who walks through that door immediately. Obviously, he gets jumped and is surprised (because the kenku were hidden). The other 4 party members are a good 30+ feet from the doors and can't see anything either. Then the kenku landed first in the turn order, so with the surprise round they all got two attacks on the bard (as they couldn't even see the other PCs). Obviously, the bard went down right away. I even fudged the dice rolls so I didn't overkill the dude, but he still threw his headset off in a huff.
The rest of the party rushed in on their turn, our paladin healed the bard (who then ran off to a corner and cast healing word on himself on his turn), and the party defeated the kenku. But for god's sake... what the hell was he expecting to happen pulling something like that? Even if he went in and tried to talk to them, that would immediately blow his cover because kenku can't talk, only mimic. And he KNOWS that because there's a kenku in the party and we discussed during character creation that kenku can't talk!
Just in awe that that went down.
I suppose, in retrospect, if I rolled individual initiative for all 4 kenku he wouldn't have been as screwed, but he'd still be subject to at least 4 attacks and would probably have been downed anyway.
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