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Am I working with toxic co-workers or AITA?

2023.06.07 09:48 Sending-Love Am I working with toxic co-workers or AITA?

So I've worked at a hospital as a per diem physical therapist for almost four years now. When I got hired my manager was very clear that if I added availability for a shift I would get that shift unless the census was low. I can basically work as much as I want and create my own schedule. I'm unable to work full time because I have another job working for my family business. My mom owns the business and my siblings and I help run it, it has to do with care for the elderly. I started working for the family business about four years ago after I graduated physical therapy school. I make the least out of my 3 other older siblings who have all worked there longer and have more job responsibilities.
This post is about the hospital job. I noticed the dynamic was weird in the department from the very beginning, it can be competitive, clique and there is a lot of shit talking. I basically tried to stay out of it and do a good job at work. I always felt on the outs but was able to make a few friends...
However I recently got promoted to a lead position... On days I'm scheduled as a lead I come in an hour early to make the schedule and leave an hour early. I basically manage all calls coming in to the physical therapy department and I get paid 10% more. There were some full time people who were unhappy I got this opportunity and they didn't. However, those people were mostly either hired after me (lower seniority) or are physical therapy assistants (work under physical therapists).
I noticed a big shift in most of my relationships, the few friends I made faded away. The dynamic in the department became worse shortly after I was promoted when another per diem team member pointed out to the union that per diem workers get to choose the major and minor holidays they work every year according to our contract... Our manager had been breaking this rule for years unbeknownst to m. This employee had apparently read through the contract and brought it up to the union. Now all the full time people hate the per diem staff because they get to choose their holidays, even though I had nothing to do with this. They have said it's not fair we get to make our own schedule, they think we get paid too much, they don't think we should get choice of holidays to work and they don't think we should get to be in lead positions. However, this is standard practice for per diem staff in hospitals (I'm not sure about the lead part, but I know everything else is). My sister works as a per diem nurse at a hospital and said high pay, making your own schedule and choosing holidays are normal since you don't get benefits and most per diems have other jobs which is why the schedules are flexible.
Recently I've been having people make really weird comments towards me. This one girl asked why I work here if I work for my family business. I asked her what she meant and she said don't you own the business and make a lot of money? Without going into it I said no, I actually make more money at the hospital which is the truth and she was very surprised. I'm always pretty hush hush about my family business, I've told people what it is but not the name of it or where it's located. Then she asked what my husband does and I said he's a programmer and she went on to talk about how that job makes so much which is not true... He makes decent money, but $29/hour is not a crazy amount of money for Southern California. I just replied vaguely saying he makes okay money and left. She is also a per diem therapist with lower seniority than me. I have a feeling she would like more shifts, but we're scheduled according to seniority and she's brand new.
Another weird comment... Another girl who I like got really weird when I told her my husband and I were thinking about putting an offer on a house. I was excited and was making conversation which we usually do. She asked how much it was and I said $750,000 because that's the truth and there's no point in lying as housing sales are public record. She could not believe I could afford that and asked me, "How can you possibly afford that"... I changed the subject... She's not married, so maybe she doesn't understand joint income. She also lives in an underpopulated desert area in a different county where the cost of living is less. I live in Los Angeles County near my family and other job and commute to work. Right now in 2023 in Los Angeles county $750,000 for a 3 bedroom 2 bath in a safe neighborhood is average or below average actually according to my google search.
My manager who I loved just left, and one of the full time therapists who doesn't seem to like per diem therapists was hired as manager. I'm worried about the future, but we are bound by a union contract so there aren't a lot of changes that can be made. I heard the new manager got mad about the holiday thing and doesn't want per diems to be lead therapists anymore as a result which is totally unrelated and feels retaliatory. I've noticed more than 50% of the lead therapists are per diem. They all do a great job, maintain a professional attitude and stay out if the drama and cliques. It's a rumor though so we'll see.
I'm not sure what I'm even asking... Feeling isolated and constantly judged, it's been getting to me and this is the first time I've considered leaving this job even though my job pays very well, is flexible, I'm in a lead position and have earned seniority. Does this sound toxic to you guys? Am I missing something?
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2023.06.07 08:02 amntis1000 Parking (but not THAT question)

So basically. What does the lot look like? Is is just a giant open filed if spots? Is it more like a Disney world type lot or like when you go the county fair? I'm trying to just get an idea. Also how far is the ride from lot to fest? I know you cannot walk it so I assume it's a bit of a ride.
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2023.06.07 07:31 nomorelandfills Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), ACCT Philly, PURR and Peggy aka Nala the pit bull A41862768 (2019 saga) - it takes a rescue village to be this reckless and unproductive

Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), ACCT Philly, PURR and Peggy aka Nala the pit bull A41862768 (2019 saga) - it takes a rescue village to be this reckless and unproductive
June 3, 2019 - a stray pit bull is found in Philadelphia and taken to PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society), a no-kill shelter. Foreseeing she's going to ruin their live-release stats for the year, they quickly punt this large, muscular, unfriendly adult pit bull to the city's open-intake shelter, Philadelphia Animal Care & Control (ACCT). There she is named Peggy.

Peggy at intake
Rescuers almost immediately begin marketing her as a cruel victim of breeding and dog-fighting. They take photos showing tiny bite marks on her face as evidence of the fighting history.
In a bout of rescue-on-rescue violence, Chester County Dog Tails (PA) slams PAWS for flipping the dog to ACCT.
It's fairly obvious from the first that she's dog-aggressive.

Locked like an arrow, tail up

Tail up, stiff as a board

lips lifted, growling; unseen volunteers are babytalking in the background, calling her \"mama\" and \"good job!\" - but are also pulling her away the nanosecond she growls
Enough of the backstory and the reality. On to the show.
ACCT Philly releases the rescue-only Peggy to a woman who represents an approved ACCT Philly rescue partner - ie, a rescue group which ACCT Philly has previously vetted and ok'd to pull animals. It seemingly does not strike ACCT Philly as odd that the rescue group this woman represents is a cat rescue.
And then it all falls apart. The dog's aggression becomes unavoidable, and PURR says they're scheduling euthanasia.
And just like that, we're off to the races with rescue hysteria.
First up - a size-minimizing, flattering photo.

Next, we need a victim story.


And here's the full explanation per the founder of the cat rescue.
And here's the enraged back and forth between the PURR founder and a nice rescue lady who wants someone to save Peggy/Nala. The rescue lady goes first, responding to the above comments with
There is misinformation in the post and i am going to delete it. Please feel free to post it elsewhere. I believe \** will have read it by now. I will continue in good faith to try to find a rescue/fosteadopter for nala who deserves the best life possible. I also received information from the foster which has not made me change my opinion of Nala. I am just a dog lover trying in good faith to save a dog who deserves a second chance. The funds are there and many volunteers are working to find suitable safe placement and much needed training. We just need the time. Like you, we were not aware that the need was so urgent. Thank you!*
PURR founder
misinformation????? Are you kidding me?? Just because the facts don’t conform to what you want them to be does not make them untrue. You are advocating for a dangerous dog and you delete a post that lays out all the information? You are reckless and deleting my heartfelt post shows a complete and utter lack of integrity. I hope your followers have enough sense to stop following somebody who would hide the truth.
rescue ladyI don't want to argue with you. I'm stating that that is not the info that was communicated to me from the foster. We all agree that she has issues and needs training. That's what we're trying to get her. Many of the ACCT dogs have done wonderful after decompression and training. Hoping an experienced rescue/adopter steps up so nala can get the help she needs. You read the post from the foster's mother that was from the heart. Peace be with you +++ . I need to tend to some family matters.
PURR founderhow do you not realize the seriousness of the harm that Nala can do? How can you attempt to hide her aggression? Do you not understand how irresponsible that is? She has bit numerous people without any cue and she has driven people to go so far as to jump on a countertop because of her aggression. She has lunged for other dogs simply by seeing them and it is nothing short of a miracle that she was able to be controlled. I spoke at length with the foster tonight. There is no question that Nala has a wonderful side but she also has a dangerous side. She bit the foster’s father in the face! The poor foster has been so broken down by people attacking her and telling her how horrible she is to even consider euthanasia that she is going to have a breakdown. She has done everything possible for Nala, she has given up the last four months of her life to allow her to decompress and she still shows random aggression and unprovoked bites. You are putting human lives in danger by the advocating you are doing that is not telling the whole story.
A new voice jumps in with

this new voice, incidentally, belongs to a member of Your New Best Friend (YNBF) Dog Rescue in NJ.
Hassled PURR Founder responds " you clearly do not understand the situation"
PURR Founder
she has bitten four times since being with a foster. That number is concerning simply on the face of it but it is even more so because the foster lets very few people come to her house anymore because of Nala’s volatility. The foster had to move her own dog to her parents house because Nala attacked him.
PURR founder was pissed.
I have taken screenshots of all of these posts starting from yesterday. If somehow Nala is “saved” and goes on to hurt somebody, I will make it my life’s goal to hold these people accountable. Especially \**, who is not telling the whole truth while she advocates about the situation and dared to delete my post that laid out all the facts.*
Fascinating response from one poster to another poster who was apparently blocked, as her comment is gone
yeahhhhhhhh...that was crazy. I was hearing all of this loud commotion outside and decided to stay safe in the cat room. And my grand introduction to you was having you stumble in like a drowned rat and telling me how you almost were eaten by a dog. That was all I needed to know about that dog.
The upshot was, I believe, that the dog was euthanized.
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2023.06.07 04:15 CrimsonLaw77 Out of all the recent Finals teams, the Heat are most similar to the 2014 Spurs.

Very few teams get to the Finals without entering the playoffs with at least one player is a fairly consensus top-10 player in the league. By my estimate, the only teams do that in recent memory are the 2014 Spurs and the 2005 Pistons.
As much as we all have respect for Butler, I don’t believe he was a top-10 consensus player coming into this post season (would anyone have taken him, before this run, ahead of: Jokic, Embiid, Giannis, Tatum, Luka, Booker, Curry, Durant, Dame, or Lebron?).
With that in mind, I think this Heat team reminds me a lot of 2013-14 Spurs. Duncan compares to Jimmy, in that they are/were both well respected older stars, who sort of laid low through the regular season but could still level up for the most important moments in the playoffs. Obviously career wise, Duncan is very different. But I think the role they play on the respective teams, in these particular years, is similar.
And on that Spurs team, like this Heat team, you had a lot of really crafty, not highly touted, home-grown role players who had been through playoff wars, who knew how to lock in and play very cohesive.
Parker is comparable to Bam in that they were both fringe all stars on the years in question, and both could have killer nights, but not every night.
Lowry plays a similar role for the Heat to what Ginobili did in his last few Spurs years. Even Caleb Martin had his “young Kawhi” breakout series against the Celtics. And Diaw is fairly comparable to Love as an older, high-IQ big man that has matchup dependent minutes.
When you break down the individual parts, each seems a lot more like a 0.500 team (which, the Heat were) than a Finals team.
But each has the right mix of elite coaching from Pop/Spo, veteran leadership that has seen playoff wars together, and really special chemistry, that has led each group to a really fun Finals run.
Would love to get the input of others on what the most comparable Finals team is from a historical perspective to this really miraculous Heat team we’re seeing.
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2023.06.07 03:14 superstarcrasher Democracy rule

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2023.06.07 02:51 Seattleite_Sat "Spirits" and their "Biology": (Buckle up, this one's weird!)

Spirits are the least conventional lifeforms in Gnosis and the people of its worlds really don't understand what they are or how they function. As they are so highly unconventional, I'm looking for a little feedback on the core concept. I'll keep it as quick as I can, but this is a big complicated topic and spirits are weird so I may need to explain a lot.
From the Outside:
Let's pick a common spirit for an example, in fact the most common spirit species, fey. From the outside, they look like a tiny winged humanoid of some description. We'll go right to the one of the two contenders for least common of four subspecies because they'll require the least explanation, fairies. They basically look like miniature glowing humans with large butterfly wings, coming in every imaginable color for their skin although some are more common for each part than others and that means they're glowing those colors. Fey have some size-changing going on but in their smaller default form fairy women typically range from about 45-50cm and fairy men about 35-40cm in both height and wingspan, and in their larger form they go up to 1.5x scale. Spirits don't need to sleep, can if they want to and there are reasons they might even if usually only for a couple minutes to fix some recent major injury.
Most species of spirits are 75% female and fey are in that group, so let's look a bit closer at a fairy gal. The first thing you'll notice about her is that she is very colorful her surface has zero texture, but you may not notice from a distance because her surface is using artistic tricks to imitate texture without actually having it. Her various features are simplified, yet either exaggerated or understated. Her usually quite a bit of head hair is usually also a pretty loud color but it's also actually just part of her head which is one rigid piece and if this gal has long hair you'll notice it only bends at the top of the neck one time to keep the rest "hanging" where it "should be", and trying to change her hairstyle is painful and fruitless. Her jaw stretches and twists to imitate an actual joint being there but there also clearly isn't one if you look closely. Spirit hands and moreso heads, especially their eyes, are larger while their legs are slightly shorter relative to their height and their feet are tiny, meanwhile secondary and tertiary sexual characteristics are exaggerated overall but with a larger standard deviation from the average in each area between individuals to the point where they still reach 0 if less often. They're not a very convincing imitation, to put it lightly, they should be well on the "less human" side of the uncanny valley.
Spirits are regenerating shapeshifters, in the case of fey it's mostly size-changing, but all spirit sophonts also have the ability to imitate clothing, weapons and equipment even if the imitated gear is not nearly as good as the real thing. It and the body part it's on are not separate and the false gear cannot be taken off or set down except by shapeshifting it out of existence, nor can they imitate chemicals or complex machinery like the magitech in nearly all proper melee weapons, which of course means imitating any sort of ranged weapon or explosive is off the table. It also means they aren't rendering their body underneath the gear, if she's wearing a shapeshifted knee skirt and you were to look up it you'd see an opaque void the same color as the skirt which her knees are sliding freely along the surface of, there's nothing between it and where the shapeshift gear ends, everything from hem to waist currently IS the skirt. (Of course if she's wearing actual clothes this does not apply.) Same if she shapeshifts a sword into her hand, the sword and hand are a single piece so it only looks like she's holding it, like a cheap action figure. It also needn't be a sword, most hand tools can be imitated effectively, from hammers and saws to ladles and spatulas, just note that it's part of her and smacking it on things or getting it too hot will hurt even though shapeshift gear is not very sensitive.
Fey also can control the brightness of their glow or generate spotlights, generate and manipulate magnetic fields, of course fly and pretty quickly, they swim fine too which is extremely odd for fairies given their apparent butterfly wings, and all but pixies have easy if slow contact healing albeit the fairy's healing is stronger and pixies have their own benefits (stealth, sensors and a 3-day forecast). Healing is a fairy's main ability, when in water it's strengthened and in emergencies fairies can massively drain their energy reserves even to the point of depleting them in order to staunch more severe wounds than they would be able to normally, although that's something they can't do more than once or at most twice without a refill and it's still got its limits. "Already dead" is beyond those limits, "decapitated" counts if they're not real quick about it and if somebody's heart got bisected that's somebody they're not fixing, but this burst of frenzied automatic medical treatment is just the thing for some poor sap who's just taken multiple bullets to the chest and head. They're pretty good at self-repair and generally have less downtime than some fey when the poor things get severely injured very easily. (Not because they're little, being a spirit makes that difference often less than it appears, but because they're spirits.) As a side benefit, they can use their healing nodes to sneakily suction out fat deposits on contact, getting a full day's worth of calories overnight.
But what if you touch her? Well, then you'll discover her textureless surface isn't actually a surface at all. You'll start feeling resistance just before you make contact, like trying to touch like poles of two magnets. This is pretty mild, but intensifies as you go on and once your finger passes through her stomach miss fairy will scream and hit you but more importantly you'll contact something solid not far beyond it, many somethings solid spaced apart, teeny-tiny balls and stands. That's odd, so let's put on a mask with goggles and stick our face in this fairy who hopefully agreed to that but it seems unlikely on account of how much this is going to hurt. (Maybe for science. And food. ...And a hug or five or six.)
On the Inside:
What you'll find in the little lady is exactly what it felt like, many less than one millimeter thick strands connecting hundreds of millimeters-wide orb-shaped nodes and thousands more nodes no bigger around than the wires leading to them. Most of the spirit's body is empty space, covered by a gradient forcefield and projected light. These internal structures are brightly colored, in the case of fey blaze orange and notably each part of their facade is most commonly an orange/brown of various hues, brightnesses and saturations (including super dark brown or super pale orange for their pupils and sclera), but if broken open are transparent or translucent white/grey inside. For ages there was no even vaguely comparable material to the unusual lipid-derived organic stuff these nodes are made out of, but the Drachentäller invented a very similar one half a century ago called "plastic" (though only they make it right now so it's still pretty pricey). The nodes have openings on them of different types which differentiate their function, but these aren't well understood, except the biggest ones outside the core that are just storage tanks for slurries of liquid nutrients. The wires feel like normal rubber-insulated wires but super thin, but under a microscope they look to be another bioplastic and if split open will reveal themselves to actually contain both piping for transporting material between nodes and actual copper wire that carries a current too low-gauge to be powering anything so it's speculated to effectively be her nervous system.
This explains her shapeshifting, seeing as her body's not real she just needs to re-arrange her wires and nodes, alter the shape of her outer fields and the image she's projecting. To grow from 50cm to 75, she just increased the distance between her nodes by 50%, her "surface area" by 125% and her "volume" by 237.5%, her mass and weight are completely unchanged. This also explains how such giant variations can exist within one species or even subspecies, they aren't really nearly as big of a change as they externally look to be. Fairies can project light and generate powerful magnetic fields, those are also being done by her nodes, with the very projectors that create her outer fields and holographic "self" which she doesn't know isn't real unless you tell her (she probably won't believe it). It also explains why they feel pain when you attempt to penetrate their fields, for starters they think there's actual physical flesh you're pushing into except for how it visibly doesn't react like it once you've started (and that confusion's only going to make them freak out more), and it makes sense if this imitation is a defense mechanism for a pain response to exist to reduce the odds of you or them discovering what's inside or either of you being able to make sense of what little you do see.
Of course, passing through their fields doesn't always hurt, only if they're expecting it to, the field projectors will even roll inwards to create an opening if one is expected in that spot. IE she bites things by rolling her face fields inwards to "open" her "mouth", then uses them to apply pressure, but as she has no actual teeth this is blunt and often she'll need to yank at it with her entire head, neck and even engage her torso to, for example, tear a chunk off a steak and swallow it. If you were to observe this hunk of steak you'd watch it get passed by repair nodes down into the woodchipper-like opening of one of her digestive nodes in her core, where it will be broken down into proteins and lipids and sent to storage through her piping. We know that because people have in fact stuck periscopes inside spirits to see what goes on inside them. As she uses energy, you may notice a tiny bit of fine dust descending from around her, this is ash and it's all that's left of the nutrients she efficiently consumes in exorbitant amounts to power everything she does. As she repairs damage, her repair nodes can produce the plastic of her tubing her core production nodes print complex components, even required metals coming out of what she eats.
The Core:
The core is the center of a spirit's being, a series of seven dreamcatcher-looking rings large nodes and thicker wire in rings stacked front to back with cross-crossing wires notably devoid of metal instead having silica fibers and flashing lights on each node for signalling between them, making sure every one in each ring is directly connected to each other for redundancy. Here you'll find, in her notably female case, from front to back, half her reproductive system, forward core nutrient storage, forward core cognitive ring (memory and motor control nodes are scattered throughout the body), central digestive and manufacturing ring, aft core cognitive ring, aft core nutrient storage and her other ring of reproductive nodes, and notably there is lots of tubing running between rings 1, 2, 4, 6 and 7. If she was male instead both reproductive rings would be at the back as the purpose of them is different.
In a fey, any humanoid spirit really, this is in the chest where you'd expect the heart to be. Some spirits have two cores, the second will be lower down, in a humanoid it'll be in the pelvis and/or abdomen, as low as it can be at its size and still fit without blocking the leg tendrils. These nodes require more exotic materials less common in food or that are more difficult to work with and even with recycling as much as possible are usually significantly harder to repair and replace. Losing digestive and manufacturing nodes is a big hit to regeneration rate, enough that they usually start by replacing those if at all possible. The way spirits die is by receiving too much core damage, or losing too much mass overall, to the point where they don't have the manufacturing nodes to fix themselves despite all being multiple redundant, or they lack both material in storage and the functionality to go get them. If starved, they will eventually enter an inert state and be left laying as a bundle on the ground until somebody revives them or they decay which takes a very long time even though their plastic is biodegradeable as it is coated in a preservative (in this case orange) chemical that takes years to corrode and is frequently replenished during normal activity. Even then, if you go grab the bundle and drop them into a bunch of loose resources like a bowl of ground beef and fruit preserves that'll solve the lack of resources and if they didn't lose all the required nodes they'll start fixing themselves up.
Damage control and repair:
As mentioned, spirits regenerate. As also mentioned, this is an internal repair system with distinct parts performing distinct tasks, which when they are unconscious gets all of their energy and resources allowing it to work significantly faster, whether they're unconscious because they were nearly destroyed or because they decided to go lie down for a minute because they just saw their wires and nodes for the first time. You may think this could be defeated by severing a part, since they wouldn't be able to reach out and grab it, but what'll actually happen is microwaves will be emitted by the repair nodes on each end of the breach and it'll fly right back into place to get fused back together, and if a node is is destroyed that node'll be replaced a part at a time which will take longer than patching a wire and it won't be working until it's fully reconnected, but the bioplastic that makes up most of it is pretty easy to print and paint if they've got proteins and fats on hand. If she takes too much damage, though, to the point where she's at risk of being destroyed she will involuntarily bail on this entire situation, dropping her outer fields and image, curling her wires into a tight ball, coating herself in a much denser forcefield, rocketing into the distance in a direction with nobody (detected) in it and as clear of a shot as possible. This launch is very forceful, reaching hypersonic speeds in a matter of seconds before the thrust stops and she cruises ballistically to a different post code and at quickly slows to a gentle landing. (Assailants: Brace for the backblast, or it may knock you on your ass.) She is semi-conscious during this process and once she's landed will fully lose consciousness in order to dedicate all her energy to self-repair until she's either back to 100% or as close as she's getting without getting up and finding something to eat. Significant damage to her core, whether it's that "enough core cables are cut to defeat their redundancy" or "a core node is destroyed", will usually result in her blasting off right away, as will her ending up in a situation where destruction otherwise seems unavoidable. Take a moment to absorb the implications of this while you imagine how much worse her being swallowed by a giant frog or something is going to work out for it than her even if she has to clean that mess up. Spirits actually dying due to violence is a rarity because of their remarkable ability to bail in the nick of time, although it does happen. They get hit with a 7-ton naval shell they're absolutely donezo, but dropping them in a volcano won't work because they'll blast off into the sky.
Reproduction and Development:
In her core, this fairy has two rings dedicated to reproduction, one at the very front and one at the very back. These are rings of dedicated manufacturing, wire-printing and assembly nodes, which create and keep in stock a set of redundant nodes, enough to make 1/2 of a new spirit minus their core. If we look in the chest of Sir Mothwing next to her he has none of the assembly or wire-printing nodes but he's got a bunch of dedicated manufacturing nodes in two rings at the back of his core and between them is kept the fruits of their labour: All the nodes for one entire spare core, in addition to half the nodes needed for the rest of a spirit stored stored between the reproductive rings and the back of the spirit which these nodes also manufactured. All they need to do is keep their cores together so a single opening through both their fields can allow them to interact. The actual internal process is unconscious, any activity that'll align their cores and press their bodies together will do the job. They mimic humans generally, but they don't always know how humans do it so this might just be hugging.
The spirit man will pass his spare parts into the spirit woman's chest, one at a time as she needs them, that's his entire job in the actual reproductive process. Granted, those are hard to replace parts, especially all those core cognitive and manufacturing nodes, so he can't do this nearly as often as she can and that puts the bottleneck on the side of the less common sex, giving them a slow reproductive rate. (Then again, they're massive resource hogs for their size, have indefinite lifespans and are hard to kill. Maybe slow reproduction's a good thing long-term.) As for her part she'll be externally paralyzed and unresponsive while her unconscious works as fast as it can making wire and connecting these parts together. In the mean time, he'll be semi-conscious, cuddled as close as humanly possible, only able to move if it's strictly necessary (if a coyote's wondering if they're edible he can go deal with that real quick and come back). The rest of the time while this process is going on, both of them will be tripping balls. No, that's not doing it justice, they're having a life-changing psychedelic experience. Why is unknown, only they're seeing the same things, communicating somehow and by the end they usually claim to "feel" the newborn's presence before they're born, if their estimates are right seemingly a couple hours after the core's done being assembled. Some think it's how the newborn's consciousness is formed, some think it's how all the child's various traits superficial and meaningful alike are determined, some think it's a deep spiritual experience meant to make them reflect on and prepare for the life-changing thing they're doing bringing another tinier person into the world, some think it's just meant to keep their conscious mind entertained while their unconscious does all the actual work. It's also notably intensely euphoric. Regardless, after about one day in 5d technicolor dreamland, the new infant spirit will be assembled and will exit the mother however makes sense to her. They may just pop right out of her chest as a little rolled-up ball, unfurl and form their facade mid-air before any of them wake up, only provided nobody's there to witness it (as far as any of them know).
The even littler one will as usual typically resemble hehis parents in many ways except often with several completely random minor variations like a ginger and a blue-haired parent may have a violet-haired child and have no idea why even if most of the time most of their traits seem to be inherited from their parents. Mutations that large shouldn't be occurring that often with biology as we know it, but this is not biology as we know it. Their sex is determined by how their mother assembles their core, whether they left room and connections at the front and back (female) or all at the back (male), and their facade matches their core in what may be a "natural" metaphor. As the father donates the core nodes the child will always be their father's subspecies, in fact this is how subspecies are classified because it's that reliable. ...And the exception is there are two species of hermaphroditic spirits who all have one male and one female core and each parent provides one of each and this means that if they are of different species you get actual hybrids, for example an ant myrmidon queen and a bee myrmidon queen make a wasp myrmidon queen with one ant core and one bee core. (Myrmidon queens look like little half-meter anthropomorphic insect queens, they make even tinier autonomous frameworks called "workers", "soldiers" and so on who are full-fledged sophonts. They have a limited cast of minions, a bee queen has six workers, four soldiers and two drones whose minds, memories and personalities are backed up every night in the queen's caboose in case they get smashed and they have to print a new copy. They usually don't understand the original is actually permanently dead and has not come back.)
A newborn fairy is already about half the mass of their parents despite looking externally like the infant they are and being the right size relative to them. The extra weight goes into thicker wire and fitting just as many forcefield and repair nodes into the way tinier body. At birth both sexes are always of identical actual mass, even if there's an apparent size difference, and will not appear to age externally despite accumulating actual mass as they go until suddenly overnight they appear to age years all at once complete with a change in their otherwise permanent hairstyle that seems to be subconsciously or even unconsciously decided and only usually has any continuity with the last style. This will first happen at 2, then at 5, then at 10. Their reproductive tract will grow in during their equivalent of puberty, until then there's just empty space, and even once it's there (age 14-16) it'll need just as much time to generate the parts as will be needed between kids later. If the kid's a girl that's only about six weeks, but for boys it's about two years, notably roughly coinciding with one of their overnight metamorphoses episodes when they turn 17, the previous having been at age 10, and they will suddenly go from looking like a kid in their pre or early teens to somebody vaguely in their late teens or early twenties, as they usually appear to be about the middle of the age group they're in, but it is while they are asleep on their exact birthday that these visible changes occur, all at once, exactly at midnight if they're already out. There is no upper limit on their age and they do have more changes later, but after the "adult metamorphoses" at 17 they stop gaining actual mass (except they can always make more storage nodes if they need to) and their final visible change is at 82 at which point they look about a hundred years old indefinitely.
Combat Performance and the Framework:
Spirits aren't very strong, tend to be sent flying to the next county over from the next county over with one swing of a sword and their nutrient stores aren't much for how fast they can burn through them. That itty bitty fairy eats as much as a human toddler who appears to be several times her size and is many times her mass. Most of that normal operating cost is her facade, its fields and holograms are not cheap and she's not nearly as dimly glowly as other spirits even if turns it down as far as it'll go she will illuminate dim surroundings rather than only truly dark ones so that's more energy spent. All of that's coming from food eaten, and although their metabolism is more efficient and only leaves a fine ash she's still eating several times her actual mass on a daily basis. She also only has at most a couple days of nutrients stored, far less than if she spends that time, say, on a battlefield repairing damage to herself and others and shooting electro-lasers out of her wizard's staff in which case she'll be eating nearly as much as a physical folk-sized caster and more than any of the non magic-using soldiers. Thankfully, all spirits are omnivorous and not super picky about what they eat. Fat's got the most calories for them to use, sugar's the quickest to burn, carbs are sugars with extra steps and they need protein for their bioplastics that's most of what they'll need. They need other organic materials and minerals sometimes too, sometimes they'll eat rocks and even they can't have no explanation to give, but anything even vaguely edible to the least discerning and most voracious of goats will work just fine for them and they don't seem to be subject to poison or disease. (Corrosion is a different matter.)
They're really resistant to projectiles, they're mostly empty space after all a bullet could potentially go right through them and hit nothing, their forcefield does well against explosions, heat and corrosion, nor is cold really very effective, but a sword with good edge alignment faces comparatively little resistance from the forcefields and will cut them right in half straight through the core. Also, blunt impacts work fairly well, as although the force transferred through the fields is distributed between multiple projector nodes an impact can still jolt them hard enough to snap the wires they're connected to, it's not like they're spread across the entire facing side of the spirit's body like a blast wave and the forcefield is good at deflective most of the force of a blast wave away. This amounts in total to a significant melee weakness, especially since regeneration takes time and melee combat tends to be more short-lived than ranged combat. Although they are very hard to actually kill and all have interesting abilities, they tend to lose fights with physical sophonts pretty hard and may have issues with creatures that a physical sophont would demolish, since physical sophonts are stronger than they are, are capable of faster reaction times and can dish out a hit after taking one in a way a spirit won't because they'll probably be in the stratosphere. Of course, all of these people are probably wearing armor and that complicates this entire subject considerably, as does the fact that direct one on one duels are not exactly common.
Frameworks are their built-in attempt to make up for this, vaguely resembling a "wicker man" in the shape of one specific form of theirs complete with any and all shapeshifted gear as actual solid pieces. It's actually made bioplastics and glass as usual with them and it's articulated, it's got nutrient storage tanks, more forcefield and motor-function nodes, more holographic nodes too so their appearance gets more detailed (her hair even becomes a seperate piece from her head and flexible along its length) and they generally look more life-like with slightly less exaggerated proportions. Once in a framework, they can't shapeshift until they get back out, but while they're in it they're more protected, faster, stronger and have room for considerably greater reserves. They're both too metabolically expensive to manufacture and take up too much space to keep one of every possible gear variation, and while frameworks can be re-configured this is also metabolically expensive despite recycling as much as possible and being way cheaper than a whole new framework, so usually frameworks use shapeshift gear only if absolutely necessary even though framework gear is much more effective than normal shapeshifted gear between stronger fields and backing them up with various plastic and glass. Instead, spirits who have call for them tend to cap out at one framework for each of their major forms and not waste resources or space making more. Little miss fairy probably has a 50cm and 75cm framework, for example, and if she's not in danger often they'll last her until she outgrows them, and even then she can recycle them to mitigate the cost of the new ones. They last despite being made of bioplastic because thankfully, the framework is coated in a preservative coating just like her insides are that takes anywhere from months to decades to decay and is constantly being replenished when she's in the framework, it'll also take about as long for the bioplastic to degrade, and it can still be saved for a little while because her own repair system can also repair her framework. Of course, when you compare plastic and glass to actual armor and weapons it comes up short, but once forcefields are added to the mix... They still do in the balance, but only because the real armor and weapons can have internal magitech or be a different kind of weapon that couldn't be replicated, the framework weapons and armor tend to directly deal more damage and provide more protection by weight although that's "more protection" compared to lighter armor and "lighter weight" to denser armor.
What the IU Meat-People Think:
As you may have guessed, a common early "hypothesis" was that spirits were ethereal beings and their internals and frameworks were believed to be some sort of congealed ectoplasm and their connection to the corporeal realm. That belief died pretty hard when they were clearly reproducing, except to the kind of religious nutcase to whom reality is always irrelevant. Actual scholars who study things that exist are currently arguing as to whether to settle on "mechanical lifeform", "semi-physical lifeform", "holographic lifeform", or something like that except they all seem to think only their suggested term is acceptable and everybody else is WRONG BECAUSE (17 paragraph diatribe here). Still, they're at least seen by the scientific community as being an extremely bizarre lifeform. You might think they'd have a little issue accepting them as a lifeform because of all the plastic and metal wiring, but there's one important background detail I should mention: Spirits first came from the Otherlands.
In the Otherlands of west Sohei, meat grows on the ground, plants get up and walk around, animals come from spores, giant clonal colonies of sedentary animals grow throughout forests seeping caustic sludge, meteors sometimes fall from the sky followed by crystals that forge themselves mecha made of the ossified remains of what died in the blast, you get in too deep and all electronic sensors are jammed, electroreception is hit with a signal so overwhelming the sense goes completely dead to keep the creature from ripping its sensory organs out, concrete buildings grow on their own by millimeters per day, random paved roads with painted lines exist and change shape so slowly you don't notice until you're hopelessly lost, usually after running into a vertical loop or something unreasonable like that which those among us overly prone to antropomorphising might attribute to spite, sometimes broken glass falls from the sky, you get giant lightning storms where the strikes are so powerful they produce enough ionizing radiation to create a secondary electromagnetic pulse, the wind sounds like an unintelligible modulating electronic tone, people swear the clouds are watching them.... My point; Spirits are only debatably the strangest thing coming out of that place, and they're definitely not the most artificial-seeming thing that seems to be occurring there without outside intervention. At this point the answer to "Could spirits be natural creatures?" is "Uh... Oh I don't know, why the hell not?" or sometimes "Insufficient data; Please define the term 'natural' within the context of The Otherlands.".
But what do YOU meat-people think of them? (And what term would you choose to describe them?)
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2023.06.07 02:24 GringoTheOne [For Sale] Weezer Blue Mofi, Denzel Curry, KSG, Death, HEALTH, etc

Add $5 for CONUS shipping. PM for pictures or with any questions.
Weezer- Blue album MOFI (translucent blue) - $90 (NM/NM, very small bit of discoloration on one spot of the top from a bump, not a seam split or an actual dent) (
Denzel Curry - ZUU -$18 (2019 Translucent green, NM/NM) (
Denzel Curry - TA13OO - $20 - VMP (NM/NM) (
(SOLD)Denzel Curry - Imperial - $18 (NM/NM Sick Acid Swirl 2019 press) (
( SOLD)Denzel Curry - Walkin Die-Cut single - $15 - (M/M) (
Freddie Gibbs- Singles ("4 Thangs" cover) - $10 (NM/M sealed but a corner is exposed and there is some sort of small blemish on the opening) (
HEALTH - DISCO 4 PT1 (Translucent Blue) - $15 (NM/NM) (
(2 COPIES) Death - Leprosy - $12 (Neon Magenta and Bone White Gimme Metal exclusive) (VG/NM, one has corner ding) (
Kanye - Wash Us in the Blood single - $10 (G+/NM, sleeve is well known for being of terrible quality on this one, ONLY SHIPPING THIS WITH ANOTHER RECORD DUE TO THE SIZE) (
^I also have a sealed cassette of this, if anyone is interested
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2023.06.06 23:57 Tarotismyjam Banned Books in a good way?

Banned Books in a good way?
This is just a reminder that our Libraries are still under attack. Although the Rio Rancho City Council voted to back our Libraries and our liberties, the people that want to ban books are not going away. As I hope you have heard we are having a “Show you Pride from Banned Books” Event, please see flyer above.
This will happen at the Library’s Executive Meeting which is Monday June 12th at 5PM. The actual Library meeting starts at 6PM but we want people to show up early in their Pride shirts to show the librarians, as well as the LGBTQIA+ community that we stand with them and against people wanting to ban books. The same organization, Mass Resistance, that tried to ban books via the Rio Rancho City Council are planning to speak out at this meeting to try to get books they deem inappropriate to be banned. Please make time and show up to support our library, librarians, our LGBTQIA+ community and our rights and freedoms.
If we are given time to speak at this meeting, our speaking points should be short and directed to thanking our Librarians for all they do. They continue to support everyone in our community by providing books that are of interest to a diverse group of individuals and give us the opportunity to read whatever books we want. So please thank the Librarians and staff. Please feel free to pass this information along to whomever you think might want to know about this event!
Thanks, Greg Bennett Vice Chair, DPSC
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2023.06.06 23:50 BeneficialPressure32 Winnsboro, Tx Conspiracy - Proving Boomers Will Try To Destroy Anything New , Including Better Income Possibilities. (Long read, but so worth it)

In June of 2021, a new company, Texas Sigma Partners LLC, moved into the little town of Winnsboro bringing opportunity for growth both physically and financially, as well as high paying jobs for the citizens of Winnsboro and it's surrounding residents. Most positions were filled fairly quickly and production started up.
TSP is a sister plant, subsid if you will, of the south Tx Sigma Agriculture that brings in well over 6+ million in revenue each year while researching , manufacturing and producing the most up to date, highest quality organic fertilizer that's available in North America. At this plant specifically, its comprised of chicken litter (poop) , natural molasses, and a binder ingredient that consists of things like bacteria, carbon, etc. All organic according to their website.
Very shortly after production started, about 27 older, long time citizens of the town started complaining of an "odor" emitting from the building, and having a hard time breathing and or enjoying their homes. Around this time, unfortunately one of the portions of the plant caught fire and caused one of the scrubbers to go out. During the fire, no one including WFD was worried due to their not being any major chemicals in the building that would explode, unlike many other plants located in Winnsboro. The group of boomers though, didn't let the opportunity slide. They managed to call and complain to TCEQ, the environmental QC of Tx, so much so that they were forced to run air , water and other tests. A few of them flooded the City Council meetings with lack luster tantrums filled with misleading or even half truthful information stating that the plant is in so many violations and a nuisance to the town, and even shutting business down. They continued to demand that the City Council shut the plant down or remove it, which is something they have no control over.
TCEQ ran every test they could think of and found that TSP was in fact in violation of a few codes and things but nothing worth an immediate shut down. Stuff like a few extra parts per million over allowed standards. Sigma immediately began the process to remedy those mistakes so that production could continue and no one would lose their jobs. Part of that of course, was getting the equipment replaced that "happened" to catch fire, ironically, the same equipment used to decrease the output of stench associated with the chicken litter. This is where it starts to get wildly interesting.
At this point, the boomers refused to let it go. They ended up hiring an "outside party" to come in and tests ALL SORTS of stuff. Run off water, air quality, you name it. And wouldn't ya know it, the results came back that TSP was in massive amounts of violations. Shortly after, the ring leader of the "sick " boomers, and a few other people, hired a Tyler law firm and proceeded to sue Sigma with the ultimate goal of a complete shut down and financial restitution for their "troubles" and "injuries". They went to court and the judge (Wood County) ordered that TSP operations be temporarily suspended until the remedies were complete and or further testing could be done with clean results.
TSP did just that. Spent well over a million on new equipment, new scrubbers, filters and even went as far as to raise the steam stacks (during processing, the mixture is heated to help combine ingredients. Not burned, just heated which emits mild steam that then leaves the stacks) so that it was high enough not to cause odor for the city. Now , in order to have the final stack test done, the plant has to be operational for 45 days. The judge granted them to do so for that. And the complaints started pouring in again.
I am going to list some facts real quick to help paint a picture.
-TSP is located in the designated industrial complex of Winnsboro in the furthest building from town.
-They are neighbors to multiple fowl smelling plants including a milk/cheese/dairy plant called Keller's Creamery (which sprays rotten/spoiled milk onto its surrounding fields), a twice weekly active Sale Barn that sees thousands of farm animals a week, a stone manufacturer , a feed mill that houses Ammonium Nitrate , the Cities Rodeo Arena and so many other things.
-Winnsboro and its surrounding counties have over 100+ dairy and chicken farms that residents of the area have described smelling for over 20+ years.
- The area is also known for its vast expansion of hay fields that are regularly sprayed with potent manure through the year (fertilizer) to promote growth.
From what I have been able to read on public forums, it seems the complaining group continued to complain about it way past the plants operational hours, and even during the time when they were completely shut down by the injunction. Recently , now that the plant is operating in prep for the test, someone was observed ranting about it on a Sunday morning. The boomers were still convinced that the plant was operating and continuously tried to convince others with zero proof. A resident posted the open/close hours and expressed that it couldn't possibly be the plant because they didn't operate on weekends, and the boomers continued to ignore the facts and attacked the resident. One of them, the above mentioned ring leader, has just recently said she is having to have "major heart surgery because of the fumes from the plant". When questioned by what I believe to be the same resident of the area , they became defensive and argumentative. Over the last few weeks, I have seen several new commenters that are for the plant and its workers show up to discuss it on the forums.
Get this though, the suit was filed on 04/25/2022 claiming Injury/Damages. That was over a year ago and if I have my time line correct, they were barely operational if at all. And no one has complained about it , other than the boomers about the smell. I have TONS of questions.
  1. How can you file a suit for injury/damages when no one had been injured at the time, just "annoyed"?
  2. If the plant and its fumes are truly that toxic, why hasn't any of the staff been affected or sick yet? Should they be questioned or had physical's done for their own safety? Some of the contributors to the forums have worked their for over 6+ months. They are perfectly healthy.
  3. Winnsboro is made up of over 3000 active residents, so why only 27 plaintiff's if its causing quality of life to be essentially non-existent?
  4. Why is this an injury/damage suit instead of TCEQ violations/environmental havoc/EPA suit?
  5. Where even is the Environmental Agencies if this is a toxic plant harming people?
  6. Why would the residents complain about the smell of a chicken litter plant when surrounded by countless chicken and dairy farms already? I have noticed several citizens have mentioned its not worse than those and most hardly even know the difference.
  7. Is it legal to claim that the plant is causing you to have heart surgery without substantial proof of that? To add to that, wouldn't you assume that your medical records would be subpoenaed during an injury trial? What's the consequence for lying?
  8. Has there been an investigation into the where-a-bouts of the complaining citizens the day of the fire? Could they have caused it on purpose?
  9. Why in the world would residents try to run a business out of town that offers growth and financial gain?
  10. Wouldn't you want and welcome outsiders to your town to generate revenue and what not? Do they not know that attacking whoever they don't like with lies and excuses causes the town to have a bad rep? Aside from the fact that there are more churches than stores in the whole town which proves they are set in their ways.
With all this , even as little information that is here, I believe it's safe to say that something isn't adding up here and it needs to catch widespread attention. From the info I have gathered, the plant has not purposely done anything to anyone and they have made overwhelming efforts to fix what little mistakes were made and be in total compliance. Additionally, considering the geographical and agricultural area the town sits in, its possible the "bad odor" residents keep complaining about may not in fact be from that specific plant.

You can find the only (very biased) article on it here :
You can find the case and list of events in the case at the Wood County Records website.
Case# 2022-187.
Unfortunately , nothing but the case parties and list is available on their website. Still actively researching for the case materials. I'm a very intrigued outsider and plan to look into this further and follow it.
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2023.06.06 23:40 OurStreetInc What do people do with the privately owned large plots of uninhabited forested land here?

Long story short I'm from the East coast and I'm here for a few weeks. I'm staying in Lincoln county. While I'm here I've crossed some very pretty places to potentially take photos, so I dropped some pins down on Google maps.
I'm black, fairly tall, and probably come off as intimidating. So as to have decent courtesy, and also not get shot I looked at who ownes the places ive come across using a GIS parcel app.
To my surprise most of the forest land here is NOT owned by the state and instead private citizens. Of the ones I've looked at they tend to be owned by older individuals, age 60+. Some have roads that lead to a residence and a few are farms but the vast majority are inland, gridded 40 acre parcels that are forested and have no obvious function, and I doubt the senior citizens who own them are anywhere around.
Looking at tax records and current plots these plots are anywhere worth $100k - $1M. Real estate listings offer no real use case for them with the exception of hunting. Looking at the hunting industry here the leases are only $1-$2k a year.
My question is why do people purchase these plots or hang on to them. You can claim land appreciation but that gets eaten by taxes (I'm aware of the forest preservation discount) and equity markets bring in better risk adjusted returns. The only use as a invest is if you are rich and use it as a hedge (e.g Bill Gates purchasing of land). To make your money back renting the land for hunting will take a century.
So why, should I, who has a few bucks, buy any plot of land here, are there investment opportunities I'm overlooking or is this land here really only intended to be passed down and used for the occasional family hunting trip.
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2023.06.06 23:40 mister_fister535 Low MCAT, Moderate GPA, Decent Experiences. WAMC?

My sGPA is 3.77, cGPA 3.85, MCAT 504, Psychology major with upward trend in GPA.
I think I am a non-trad because I am closer to 30 than 20 and have had a previous career in the skilled trades.
I don't know if I am URM or ORM but I have Argentinian heritage and present white. Looking at CA schools or west coast region but I have some on my list that don't fit that.
have really strong research (3500+ hours at state school in basic neuroscience wet lab. Two publications both 1st or shared 1st author.)
~1500 clinical hours (Paid hours working in assisted living and memory care);
~50 shadowing hours with a geriatric NP;
~40 Shadowing hours with OB/ plastics
~750 non clinical volunteering hours (food banks, fund raising, community improvement projects);
lots of work experience in my previous career and as an undergrad. I am currently a program Director of a memory care with ~ 40 employees.;
and I will have glowing letters of rec.
How do you think I will fair given my moderate GPA and Low MCAT? FWIW I interview very well.
I understand that a lot of the MD schools are extreme reach but I have the fee waiver.
School list:
Cal Northstate
Loma Linda
U of Az Tucson
U of Minnesota
UN Reno
U New Mexico
U Washinton

A.T Still-AZ
Pacific Northwest UHS
Rocky Vista
Touro NV
Touro CA
Touro NY
Western University of Health Sciences CA and OR
Burrell NM
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2023.06.06 22:47 hum3an [For Sale] Killer Jazz, Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Funk/Soul! Black Sabbath, Parliament-Funkadelic, Led Zeppelin I-III, Stevie Wonder, Blue Note: Freddie Hubbard; also Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans, Marvin Gaye, Kids See Ghosts, Roberta Flack, Def Leppard, Jack Harlow

Thanks to everyone who purchased from me last time! Some jazz and rock classics up for sale this time, and a few other odds and ends.
See full info and discount bundles at link below, or scroll down for basic grading/price info (grading is media/jacket). Please read my selling/shipping info at bottom.
BASIC INFO (vinyl/jacket):
Al Green Explores Your Mind Orig VG VG $10
Black Sabbath Master of Reality Orig VG VG- $18
Cannonball Adderley feat. Bill Evans Know What I Mean? RE VG VG $30
Def Leppard High and Dry Orig VG+ VG $15
Freddie Hubbard Breaking Point RE VG VG $26
Jack Harlow That's What They All Say Orig NM- NM $38
John Coltrane Black Pearls RE VG VG $22
Kids See Ghosts Kids See Ghosts Orig NM- VG++ $12
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II Orig? VG- G+ $18
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin I Orig VG VG+ $20
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III Orig VG VG+ $18
Little Charlie and the Nightcats All the Way Crazy Orig VG++ VG+ $5
Marvin Gaye What's Going On Orig VG+ VG $36
Marvin Gaye Let's Get It On Orig VG+ VG $20
Parliament Live--P. Funk Earth Tour (2 LP) Orig VG+ VG+ $22
Roberta Flack First Take Orig VG+ VG $5
Stevie Wonder Innervisions Orig VG VG $12
Message me for info or to arrange a sale.
PLEASE READ: I'm happy to provide photos or additional information about any items on request.
Shipping: $5 for up to 3 LPs anywhere in the US, plus $1 for each additional record (2-LP sets count as 2) via USPS Media Mail. Records are packed snugly in standard record mailers with cardboard stiffeners, with LP removed from jacket to reduce the risk of damage. Please make sure your primary PayPal address is correct at the time of payment, as I cannot ship to alternate addresses.
Grading: I am a conservative grader and so far I have had ZERO complaints about the condition of items I've sold. I evaluate vinyl based on the Goldmine (Discogs) grading system--NM, VG+, VG, G, F, P. Occasionally I will include an additional +/- in order to more accurately describe items, but those are the basic grades (I don't do EX, so VG+ is only one step below NM. Sometimes I'll use VG++ for an item that's really, really close to NM but not quite, while I usually reserve NM for sealed or unplayed items). I try to describe items in as much detail as possible up front so that buyers know what they're getting, especially those VG or below.
I am an experienced record seller with a 2+ years of successful transactions on here (40+ sales) and eBay (250+ positive feedback). But I am (like all of us) a music fan/collector first and foremost. The items I sell are from my personal collection and are mostly things I have acquired multiple versions of over the years or have recently upgraded. I am always looking to let go of records I don't listen to much anymore so that I can make room for new ones. I try to be fair with my grading and pricing and I've only had good feedback so far, but if you have any questions or if issues arise after a sale, don't hesitate to contact me and I guarantee we'll work it out.
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2023.06.06 20:59 chuy808 Anyone know why ABQ pride is being held at Balloon Fiesta Park instead of the usual Expo NM (fair grounds)?

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2023.06.06 19:28 BasedQarsherskiy7337 New peaceful Islamic State appears in North America for months

What exactly defines a country? It is a region of land that must have borders, law, authority, and a population, and it must at least claim to have sovereignty to be a country. London is a city in the UK. It has borders, law, authority, and a population, but London does not declare itself to be an independent country. Palestine is a country but many countries choose to not recognize it because they fell for Zionist propaganda or spread it themselves. Israel is not a country but many recognize it. Exactly what is and what isn't a country is always up for debate. Just look at Russia's friend, South Ossetia.
Now, with that being said, we shall learn about the Muslim country in North America with Sharia Law and nearly 2,000 citizens!
Yes, alhamdulillah, you heard that right! There are Muslims from this Ummah today who can freely practice Islam and openly follow the divine legislation of the Quran without fear of oppression. The Islamic Sultanate of Qarsherskiy is a self-declared country, meaning it declared independence itself, but it isn't recognized as an independent nation by any country on Earth. The Islamic Sultanate of Qarsherskiy has its roots in 1991 but it wasn't until 28th of March 2023 that Qarsherskiy declared independence. While not everyone in Qarsherskiy is Muslim and Qarsherskiy is secular and allows non-Muslims to live there and freely practice their beliefs, much like the Ottomans, Qarsherskiy's law is the Quran and the constitution of Qarsherskiy states this. The Islamic Sultanate of Qarsherskiy is 13 square kilometers in size and has full control over the land it claims which is surrounded by the US city of Newport News, Virginia and York County. Qarsherskiy also claims overseas territories where Qarsherskiyan citizens live in autonomous small areas of land with their own local leaders and laws. Anyone can apply to annex their land into Qarsherskiy's overseas territories and appoint a leader. The Islamic Sultanate of Qarsherskiy has 1,947 citizens, most of whom applied for citizenship online and were trustworthy enough to get it accepted. Qarsherskiy also controls Aidenistan Autonomous Province in West Virginia and was named after Aiden Stalnik, a Qarsherskiyan non-Muslim who helped the mujahedeen of Qarsherskiy learn the layout of the land in 2022 and was made an honorary citizen. Lake 'Aydn County in mainland Qarsherskiy near the American border was also named after him. Qarsherskiy as a nation makes about 3.4 million USD annually with Wax Myrtle leaves and berries making up a large chunk of the GDP. The goal of Qarsherskiy is to create a homeland and safe space for Muslims in North America as well as a few other persecuted minorities such as Eastern Orthodox Christians and Alawites, although many local Qarsherskiyan citizens dislike Alawites for worshipping Ali Ibn Abi Talib (Peace Be Upon Him). Qarsherskiy has a flag, coat of arms, currency, and government which includes an intelligence agency, an army of 25 people, a navy with 19 people and some kayaks and boats, an airforce with 45+ people and some small planes, and a police department that doubles as a fire department and investigation agency with more than 200 employees. Qarsherskiy also has an Emir, "Powerplant" Ali, as he is known, who acts as a vice president under the leadership of His Highness, Sultan 'Ali Aq-Qarsherskiyy At-Tariq AL-Akbar, whom is a conservative Sunni Muslim who peacefully prevented several possible Sunni-Shi'a Civil Wars and did the impossible job of governing and leading a North American Muslim nation to success.
Qarsherskiy has a few problems though and isn't all perfect. A few problems include:
-Qarsherskiy isn't recognized by any country and the Qarsherskiy Passport is useless because of this
-Qarsherskiy had to fight a group of neo-Nazis but the USA would've invaded and shut Qarsherskiy down so they could only use water balloons and nerf guns, which are harmless, and it took 2 months for Qarsherskiy to win
-Alawite separatist movements with plans to overthrow the sultan exist, and you've probably seen the alawite separatists on Tiktok working with Atheists and Christians to make videos doing shirk and worshipping Ali, Kanye West, Bashar Al Assad, and Isa (PBUH).
-Qarsherskiy's sultan is 17 and a Muslim convert, and it has been hard for him to study the deen as Shi'a and Sunni Muslims constantly argued and tried to get him to side up with one or the other, creating confusion in him, despite being a Sunni
-The Ahmadiyya/Qadiani community in Qarsherskiy is trying to destroy the country because they are labelled as kafirs by every based Qarsherskiyan.
-Qarsherskiy's internet prominence has shrunken by 48% and few people support or even know about Qarsherskiy
-Despite defeating the neo-Nazis, Qarsherskiy still deals with "lone-wolf" neo-Nazi attacks on their trade routes that connect Qarsherskiy to the USA and Canadian global market economies
-Qarsherskiy's Autonomous overseas province of IslamOhio Beach on the coast of Lake Erie between Vermilion and Lorain, Ohio has been under surveillance by the police due to suspected smuggling allegations as locals exported Opium poppies across Lake Erie to Canada. (It also has a problem with a struggle to fairly elect a new local leader but that's being worked on.)
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2023.06.06 19:24 PritchettRobert506 [HIRING] 25 Jobs in NM Hiring Now!

Company Name Title City
Ambercare Occupational Therapist Assistant Anthony
Ambercare COTA Anthony
Air Methods Corporation Flight Nurse Las Cruces
Air Methods Corporation Transport Nurse Las Cruces
Air Methods Corporation Flight Medic Questa
Ambercare Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Radium Springs
Ambercare LPN Radium Springs
Air Methods Corporation Flight Nurse Roswell
Air Methods Corporation Transport Nurse Roswell
US Customs & Border Protection Border Patrol Agent, Entry Level Albuquerque
National Radio Astronomy Observatory Maximo Engineer Albuquerque
BayMark Health Services TEMPORARY NURSE OPPORTUNITY (12 Week Assignment) Belen
Talkspace Mental Health Therapist Grant County
Talkspace Mental Health Therapist Los Alamos
Talkspace Licensed Mental Health Therapist Counselor (Remote) Panorama Heights
Proud Moments Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) Rio Rancho
National Radio Astronomy Observatory Software Engineer II-III (4830) Rio Rancho
BayMark Health Services Full Time Counselor Supervisor Roswell
National Radio Astronomy Observatory Technical Manager I-II, Cryogenics Group Lead (4853) San Antonio
National Radio Astronomy Observatory Servo-Fiber: Technician III-IV or Technical Specialist I-II (4807) San Antonio
National Radio Astronomy Observatory General Office Assistant III OR Administrative Assistant I (4835) Socorro
National Radio Astronomy Observatory Machinist, Shop Technical Specialist II-III (4828) Socorro
National Radio Astronomy Observatory Gift Shop Sales Clerk (4847) Socorro
Elite Home Health Immediate Openings InHome Physical Therapist Carlsbad Carlsbad
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2023.06.06 18:55 ComalYoungDems Former city council candidate runs for county commissioner.

Former city council candidate runs for county commissioner.
I hereby declare my candidacy for the position of Comal County Commissioner Pct 3. It is my firm belief that our community has not received the adequate representation it deserves, and hence, I am running for this position.
To lead our community in the right direction and provide fair representation to the constituents who elect them, we require a commissioner who is willing to take the necessary steps.
To ensure our campaign's success and secure a place on the ballot, we need to raise over $500. I humbly request your support and urge you to click on the link in our bio to pledge a donation today. Your generosity will make a significant difference in our efforts to bring the much-needed change to our community.
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2023.06.06 18:09 tikibot2 Gadsden County to hold homeownership fair

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2023.06.06 16:59 FXUAssassin The Victorian Woman (My Supernatural Story)

This is the closest thing I have had to a supernatural experience, it's not exactly scary and it's not action packed. But it's very unexplained with what could have been a very nasty injury for one of my friends involved with the story.
So it happened around 2013 or so. I live in a seaside county in England, which has lots of old buildings and locations that can be 100's of years old. This story takes place in a very old and fairly famous seaside town of Whitstable.
Me and my group of friends were out in the evening just hanging out and enjoying the evening. There was about 5 or 6 of us and we were walking along the beech front on our way back to a friends to spend the night. Where we were was much lower down than the street view, so the road and all the houses were above us on a hill so when you look up you can see street lights, undercover benches to view the sea from, a few public toilets and a little refreshment stop that is open during the summer.
As we approached the path that leads up the side of the hill to the road and sidewalk above us, I wanted to have a quick pee as I didn't think I could hold it until we got back to my friends house. So I quickly mentioned I was going to go up next to something we have on our beeches called a breakwater, basically wooden fences that go into the sea to restrict large waves. As I went to do the deed its pitch black on the seafront as its at night and the only light available is that of the streetlights from up the hill. So naturally your eyes are drawn to it. As I was doing the deed, I noticed something odd while looking up. Where this little public toilet was up on the hill, it had a sign with a spotlight which illuminates the sign at night, but doesn't create much light pollution around it. Simply a spotlight effect pointing down underneath. Baring in mind this is probably 100 meters or so away from me at this point so its very hard to distinguish details, but while I was looking up I saw what looked like a woman standing under the light. Wearing a full Victorian style blue dress and a straw hat, looking out over the sea.
I just kept looking and trying to figure out what I was looking at, this is around 10 at night and the streets are devoid of people, why would this person just be standing under a light by herself? So once I was finished I ran back to my group who were walking ahead and called to them saying I've seen someone standing up by that street light wearing a Victorian dress. Naturally everyone just brushed it off, but when I rallied them to follow me up the slope to the street view they followed me inquisitively. I could still see the woman there as I approached the hill, but as you get closer because of the location of the light and the steepness of the hill. It gets obscured by the hill itself. SO now out of view we still make our way to the top and once we were there, nothing. No one is there. We look up and down the street and there are no obstructions or places to hide. There is a tennis court with a road ahead of us, the toilets to the left which are locked and open road to the right. The only thing that could be used as a potential hiding place is a undercover shelter over the road from us but its empty. Baring in mind I lost vision of this person for literally 20 seconds while power walking up this slope so to disappear in a massive bulky dress would take an Olympic amount of athleticism to run that fast.
So we are perplexed and I'm sure people wouldn't have believed what I saw if not for what was left underneath the light on the street where the woman was standing. The straw hat. Naturally as young adults we just made jokes, picking up the hat and wearing it. Making jokes about it being a ghost etc. So naturally, we did what any self respecting young adult would do when faced with the super natural. We took the hat back to my friends house to spend the night with it.
As we were back at my friends house, we went into his room. Which was a cabin his parents had installed in his garden to give more room to his family as the house they live in is a bungalow and there not much room to move. And nothing odd was happening, just discussing the oddity that had happened and other normal things.
The first sign things were getting strange was as we were sitting on his bed, he had this large canvas print behind his bed. Whilst we were just sitting their talking to each other, it fell off the wall and landed on my friends back. Luckily its not heavy so it didn't hurt, but needless to say we began to question things. He chalked it off to it being us as its happened before so we cracked a few jokes and started to get ready to sleep.
Our sleeping layout was our friend in his bed, me next to him and whoever else on the floors. In the darkness we often chatted before sleeping so we did this as usual, before settling down to sleep. As it quietened down there was only the sound of us breathing, until we hear a bang and one of our friends yells "Ahh!" Now, context for this next part. My friend loved to decorate his room with things, and one of these types of things he decorated with were these metal plaques. Similar to a small number plate but with pictures and slogans on them, which he had hung off of nails on the roof rafters of his cabin room. They were fairly secure as they had screw holes to be mounted, so they weren't being propped up anywhere or anything. They were fairly cheaply made by their look so they weren't exactly well machined meaning they had very sharp corners.
So once we hear our friend make noise we all kinda woke up and what was that. We turn the lights on and one of these plaques has come off of the nails, which required lifting to do and all the nails were still in the rafters. And fallen down right next to our friends head, impaling one of the corners into his wooden floor, sticking straight up. Needless to say this could have been a serious injury if only a few inches to the left.
So after that we just decided nope to this, picked up the hat threw it outside. Once we had done that we agreed we would burn it the next day and tried to fall back to sleep, which we did as there were no more incidents that night. We proceeded to burn the hat in the morning and never had any other incidents from that day forward. But my story remains.
As I said not exactly scary, but it is 100% true from the best of my recollection. All the major points are accurate and I cannot say if all the events are linked, but its all extremely coincidental. Plus the seafront has a very old and very big Hotel called The Marine, which was built originally in the late 1800's which was rebuilt in the 1900's. If there is any relation to the woman I saw and the supernatural, it could possibly be related to the age of that Hotel, who knows. But it has stuck with me for the last 10 or so years, could have been longer as I can't exactly remember the date. But what I saw and what happened preceding that day will stick with me, simply because I cannot explain it.
I can get pictures of the public toilet and street light we found the hat under if people are interested but its just that, a light and street sign.
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2023.06.06 15:35 yakhinvadim Tuesday, June 6 — 7 significant news stories

Tuesday, June 6 — 7 significant news stories
Today ChatGPT read 1128 top news stories and gave 8 of them a significance score over 7.
After removing duplicates and repeats, here is today’s significant news:
[8.6] UN climate official warns world at "tipping point" in climate crisis — The Guardian
The world is at a "tipping point" in the climate crisis that requires all countries to put aside their national interests to fight for the common good, the UN's top climate official has warned. Simon Stiell, the executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, pointed to recent findings from scientists that temperatures were likely to exceed the threshold of 1.5C above pre-industrial levels within the next five years. Stiell was addressing representatives from nearly 200 countries gathered in Bonn, the UN's climate headquarters, to discuss how to forge a "course correction" that would put the world on track to meet the aspirations of the 2015 Paris climate agreement, and limit global heating to 1.5C.
[7.5] Binance faces investor exodus following SEC lawsuit, crypto value impacted — Reuters
Investors have withdrawn approximately $790 million from cryptocurrency exchange Binance, in the last 24 hours, following a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The SEC accuses Binance of evading U.S. laws through deceptive practices, such as inflating trading volumes and diverting customer funds. Binance, in response, insists it has cooperated with the SEC and will defend its platform vigorously. This legal action, coupled with previous lawsuits, contributes to a shaky period for Binance and has had a noticeable effect on the value of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Binance's own BNB.
[7.4] Mycorrhizal fungi play larger role in carbon storage than previously thought — The Conversation
New research suggests that mycorrhizal fungi, which live in symbiosis with plants, could play a significant role in storing carbon, helping to offset carbon emissions. The fungiform vast underground networks, exchanging nutrients and water for carbon-rich sugars from plants. It's estimated that these fungi absorb around 36% of the world’s annual carbon emissions from fossil fuels. Although the fungi also naturally release some carbon back into the atmosphere, their net contribution to soil carbon storage is substantial. Despite the lack of data from certain ecosystems and regions, the findings indicate the importance of these fungal networks in the carbon cycle. Preserving these networks, particularly in the face of deforestation and land-clearing, could offer an additional avenue for tackling climate change.
[7.4] Rich industrialized countries could owe $170tn in climate reparations by 2050 — The Guardian
A new study published in the journal Nature Sustainability has calculated that rich industrialised countries responsible for excessive levels of greenhouse gas emissions could be liable to pay $170tn in climate reparations by 2050 to ensure targets to curtail climate breakdown are met. The proposed compensation, which amounts to almost $6tn annually, would be paid to historically low-polluting developing countries that must transition away from fossil fuels despite not having yet used their “fair share” of the global carbon budget. The compensation system is based on the idea that the atmosphere is a commons, a natural resource for everyone which has not been used equitably.
[7.4] Canada faces unprecedented wildfire season — Toronto Star
Canada is facing an unprecedented wildfire season, with officials warning that by the end of August, the country could have more scorched forest than ever before. The situation is the result of a convergence of factors, including climate change, which is delivering conditions conducive to more frequent and severe wildfires, and large-scale weather patterns that are fanning the flames. There are significant fires burning in every single province and territory. Already this year, there have been 2,214 wildfires that have blackened more than 3.3 million hectares of Canadian wildland, more than five million football fields’ worth.
[7.2] Dam destruction in Ukraine prompts mass evacuations and potential large-scale devastation — CNN
The Nova Kakhova dam on the Dnipro River in Kherson, southern Ukraine, was destroyed, prompting mass evacuations and fears of large-scale devastation. Ukraine accused Moscow’s forces of committing an act of “ecocide.” The critical dam spans the Dnipro River, a major waterway running through southeastern Ukraine, and there are multiple towns and cities downstream, including Kherson, a city of some 300,000 people before Moscow’s invasion of its neighbour. The dam is a critical piece of infrastructure, holding around 18 cubic kilometres in the Kakhovka Reservoir, about equal to the Great Salt Lake in the US state of Utah. It also supplies water for the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, which lies upstream and is also under Russian control.
[7.1] Reserve Bank of Australia raises interest rates to 11-year high to tackle inflation —
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has raised interest rates to an 11-year high of 4.10%, up 0.25 percentage points, in a bid to tackle inflation. The move means that the average borrower with a $500,000 home loan could now be paying $1,134, or 49%, more a month. Economists were split on whether the RBA would raise rates, with some citing the decision to lift the minimum wage as a cause for concern. The RBA's governor, Philip Lowe, defended the increases at a parliamentary hearing last week.
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2023.06.06 15:15 No_Competition4897 [HIRING] 25 Jobs in NY Hiring Now!

Company Name Title City
HelioHire Data Scientist New York
United States Secret Service Criminal Investigator Melville
United States Secret Service Criminal Investigator Queens County
SCO Psychologist Deer Park
SCO Adult Psychologist Deer Park
SCO Psychologist Hempstead
Wells College Campus Safety Officer Aurora
L3Harris Technologies Sr Associate, Electrical Engineer Avon
US Foods CDL A Driver Ballston Spa
US Foods Class A Driver Ballston Spa
STG Logistics Owner Operator Wanted - Home Nightly Bronx
Calvin Klein Sr Design Director, Calvin Klein Underwear Brooklyn
Calvin Klein Director, Email Execution - Calvin Klein Brooklyn
ShiftKey Registered Nurse (RN) Cortland
ShiftKey RN Cortland
Country Fair Sales Representative Dunkirk
Country Fair Sales Agent Dunkirk
The University of Vermont Health Network RN Elizabethtown
The University of Vermont Health Network Registered Nurse - Emergency Department Elizabethtown
The University of Vermont Health Network Registered Nurse - Per Diem - OP Clinics Elizabethtown
L3Harris Technologies Sr Associate, Electrical Engineer Farmington
L3Harris Technologies Electrical Engineer Farmington
L3Harris Technologies DCS Engineer Farmington
US Foods Class A Driver Gloversville
US Foods CDL A Driver Gloversville
Hey guys, here are some recent job openings , feel free to comment here if you have any questions, I'm at the community's disposal! If you encounter any problems with any of these job openings please let me know that I will modify the table accordingly. Thanks!
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