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2023.06.01 21:50 TylordTheKing Is this a fake summons paper?

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2023.06.01 21:45 fidelityportland TriMet's problems are exponentially worse than anyone is talking about

Public opinion of TriMet's decisions have been pretty mixed, mostly because TriMet's decisions are so convoluted that they can be a real challenge to understand. In reality, Metro and Portlanders need to have a bigger civic conversation about the future of TriMet, looking at the big picture. We have 3 looming existential crises of TriMet to be concerned about that are bigger than revenue dips, crime, or homeless people.
Civic leaders and the public are focused on a quick "fix" for TriMet revenue drops - even though we've seen this coming for a long time, it's very predictable that TriMet's Board of Directors acts at the last minute. Also, very predictably, TriMet's Board opted for a fare increase because over the previous 20 years that's been a go-to answer to every problem (except for that one time they killed Fareless Square). The politically appointed boards of TriMet and Metro lack the unique specialized knowledge of the issues I'll bring up here. If TriMet knows about these larger issues, they're obviously burring it from public view. In the short term, increasing fares is like putting fresh paint on a house that's on fire; in this situation, that paint is HIGHLY flammable.
First - fare hikes as a tactic is a brain-dead move. Just the most utterly stupid and self-sabotaging response to a looming budget shortfall. I'm dwelling on this because it illustrates their terrible decision-making, which is functional proof they have no idea what they're doing. Some of the core reasons for this:
Reading comments about the fare hikes, most of the public thinks TriMet is dealing with a safety or utilization issue. Both of these are 100% true: soft-on-crime progressives have wholly obliterated the working class perception of TriMet safety - there are so many different ways this has happened, but we should thank so many people in the media and political class: Ana del Rocio's crying wolf about racism in fare inspections (and the media entertaining it), or Mike Schmidt deinstitutionalizing of the justice system, or Legislature's inability to act on the massive mental health crisis and drug addiction crisis in Oregon. No matter the underlying cause, we have a system where deranged violent mentally ill tweakers can be disruptive on the train, but working-class people face a $250 fine if they can't afford a $2.50 ($2.80) ticket. TriMet is less safe, especially the light rail and bus lines. We could hypothetically talk about various policy and infrastructure changes, such as turnstiles and security guards - but pragmatically, this won't do shit when our society has adopted a philosophy of transforming the urban core into an open-air insane asylum and opened the doors to the prisons. This safety issue is well beyond TriMet's scope, and even if there was consensus among TriMet and Metro to solve this, the entire justice system and Legislature is still broken.

Fare Hikes and Utilization is the Red Herring - Let's talk about TriMet's future

In reality, multiple design choices made decades ago set us up for failure. But we also have to thank brain-dead progressive lunatics and corrupt politicos who have steered our transit decision-making into the ground.
There are three specific issues I'm going to talk about, with each becoming more consequential and disastrous for TriMet:

The strategic design of TriMet's system is broken, and it's been broken before.

If you looked at a map of TriMet's bus and rail system, you'd see a design pattern often referred to as a "Radial Design" or sometimes a "Hub And Spoke" design. The Hub and Spoke strategy is building our transit system around centralized locations to connect to other routes. For Portland the idea is to go downtown (or sometimes a Park and Ride) where you can connect to your next destination. This is why the majority of bus routes and all the max routes go downtown, to our Transit Mall and Pioneer Square.
Downtown planning was a smart idea in the 1960s when it was coupled with Main Street economic theory and prototype urban development zones - all of this wrapped up in the 1972 Downtown Plan policy. During these decades, the primary economic idea of urban revitalization was that downtown cores could provide better business climates and shopping districts that amplify economic activity synergistically. In other words, packing all the office jobs and luxury shopping in one area is good for workers, business, and civic planning.
All very smart ideas in yester-year, so TriMet became focused on serving the downtown business community myopically. This myopia became so paramount that it was considered illegitimate (actually taboo, borderline illegal) if you used a Park & Ride facility to park and NOT ride downtown. Amanda Fritz once explained that we couldn't expand Barbur Transit Center because that would result in students parking at Barbur Transit Center and riding the bus to PCC Sylvania. This view implies that TriMet exists only to service downtown workers, not the students, not the impoverished mom needing to go to a grocery store.
How does TriMet's hub and spoke design represent its purpose?
Portland's unspoken rule of transit philosophy is that jobs pay for the system (remember, business payroll taxes pay for most of it), so TriMet should be focused on serving people utilizing it for their job - employers pay for it, and they get value out of it. But this is both unspoken (never said aloud) and largely unobserved. The whole idea of TriMet as a social service to serve low-income people, to help impoverished people - well, those ideas were just lukewarm political rhetoric that is tossed out as soon as some Undesirable with tattered clothing reeking of cigarettes gets aboard - then Portlanders jump right back "this is for workers only!" Sadly, there hasn't ever been a public consensus of why TriMet exists because I could equally argue that TriMet's purpose isn't serving the working class; it's actually vehicle emissions reductions - but here, too, reality contradicts that this is the purpose for why we operate TriMet. TriMet's real purpose seems to be "Spend money on lofty capital projects" and if we want to be cynical about it, we can elaborate "…because large capital projects enable grift, embezzlement, and inflating property values for developers."
We haven't always depended upon a hub and spoke design. A great article from Jarrett Walker written in 2010 on his Human Transit blog explains in "The Power and Pleasure of Grids"
Why aren't all frequent networks grids? The competing impulse is the radial network impulse, which says: "We have one downtown. Everyone is going there, so just run everything to there." Most networks start out radial, but some later transition to more of a grid form, often with compromises in which a grid pattern of routes is distorted around downtown so that many parallel routes converge there. You can see this pattern in many cities, Portland for example. Many of the lines extending north and east out of the city center form elements of a grid, but converge on the downtown. Many other major routes (numbered in the 70s in Portland's system) do not go downtown, but instead complete the grid pattern. This balance between grid and radial patterns was carefully constructed in 1982, replacing an old network in which almost all routes went downtown.
Over the years the grid pattern was neglected in favor of a downtown-focused investment strategy. To a real degree it made practical sense: that's where the jobs were. But again, this is the presumption that TriMet and Mass Transit ought to service workers first, and there's not much consensus on that. But while we can't decide on TriMet's purpose, we can absolutely agree on one important thing: Downtown is dead.
No 5-star hotel is going to fix it. (As of writing, I'm not even convinced that this mafia-connected bamboozle of public fraud will open.) No "tough-on-crime" DA to replace Mike Schmidt, like Nathan Vasquez, will fix downtown. It's not JUST a crime problem: most of the problems we deal with today mirror the problems facing Portland in the 1960s, especially our inability to invest in good infrastructure people actually want to use. That's on top of crime, vandalism, and an unhealthy business ecosystem.
IF we want to maintain TriMet (and that's a big IF, for reasons I'll explain below), then it will be focused on something other than downtown. We need to move back to a grid-design transit system, as this is a much easier way to use transit to get around the city, no matter your destination. If TriMet continues to exist and operate fleets in 20-30 years, this is the only way it exists - because it will just be too inconvenient to ride downtown as a side quest to your destination, especially as we look at 10, 20, 30, 40 years from now.
Of course, we can only transform some parts of the transit infrastructure this way, and there are no uplifting and moving train tracks here. So light rail doesn't have a future in the grid system - but even without the grid system, light rail is doomed.

The fatal flaws of light rail in Portland.

I want to preface this by saying I like light rail as a strategy, it's not a bad system or bad civic investment. I could write another 5,000-word essay on why Seattle did an excellent job with light rail and the specific decisions Portland made wildly incorrectly. In transit advocacy the wacktavists inappropriately categorized skeptics of Portland's light rail as some soft bigotry - as if you're racist if you don't like Portland's light rail - even though, ironically, most light rail systems tend to be built for the preference of white culture and white workers, precisely what happened here in Portland and most cities (but this is all a story for another time).
Portland's light rail system has a capacity problem and has dealt with this capacity problem quietly for the last 20+ years. When you see the capacity problem, you can quickly understand this light rail system won't work in the future. All the other smart cities in the world that designed light rail realized they needed big long trains to move many people. Portland decided to limit the train car length to the size of our city blocks to save construction costs - and this has always been a fatal flaw.
Portland's highest capacity train car is our Type 5, according to Wikipedia it has a seating capacity of 72 and an overall capacity of 186 per train. Let's compare:
Portland's light rail lines have roughly the same people moving capacity as a single lane of a highway, maybe marginally more, maybe marginally less. These other cities have a light rail system that can move the same amount of people as an entire 3-lane highway.
You might suspect that Portland could simply run trains more frequently - but nah, that's impossible because the trains run through the central core of downtown Portland, and they're blocked by the real interfaces with road traffic and bottlenecks. TriMet/PBOT/Metro has offered rosy ideas that we could hypothetically run cars every 90 seconds, 2 minutes, 4 minutes, or 6 minutes (depending upon who you ask) - but these are garbage numbers invented out of thin air. For example, you could stand at Pioneer Courthouse Square at 4:50pm on a Wednesday in 2016 - there was a train opening doors to load passengers, and you could visibly see the next train at Pioneer Place Mall pulling into the station behind. Trains were running at approximately a 3 to 4 minute at peak - but on paper, TriMet will claim anything, as they don't give a shit about lying to the public. But the bigger problem is that trains were full. You might have to wait 90 minutes to find a train that offers a seat. And god forbid you had a bike.
I'm not making this very real capacity problem, Metro even acknowledges:
At the busiest hours of the day, 40 light rail trains must cross the river and traverse downtown – one train every 90 seconds. As the region grows and the demand for light rail increases, the region will need at least 64 MAX trains through downtown every hour, more than one train each minute. Our current system can't support that change.
Suppose you're silly enough to trust government propaganda. In that case, you can read the details of Metro study on this in 2019. If we assumed their numbers added up, it's just fucking impossible to run 62 trains per hour, because passenger loading and unloading can take a full minute (sometimes longer). So unless we want to apply substantial g-forces onto the passengers, the train isn't accelerating out of the stops fast enough. Not to mention how unreliable this whole system would be if a sole tweaker, bike rider, or person with a stroller held up the system for 2 minutes.
This is why the bottom line needs to be upfront about capacity - quoting Metro's study here:
Today MAX is limited to 2-car trains because of the length of downtown city blocks. A tunnel could allow for longer trains if the stations outside the downtown core are retrofitted. In the long-term, this could greatly increase MAX capacity.
Do you see that trick? Build a tunnel, yes - but the entire system has to be retrofitted. Literally every light rail station would need to be redesigned, the lines themselves recalculated for larger heavier trains - and extending platforms at Willow Creek might be simple enough, but how in the living fuck is Metro going to afford to expand the Zoo stop? Doubling the size of that platform would cost $500 million alone.
If the city weren't full of cheap dipshits, we would have elevated or buried our light rail lines in the 1980s or 90s, enabling longer train cars to run. Yes, we all knew back then that it was the best practice not to have light rail running on the street - it's less safe, less reliable, runs slower, and limits train car size. Oops.
Just to keep TriMet's own bullshit inflated utopian vision, it would mean spending another billion dollars just to unfuck downtown, bypass an aging bridge, and potentially allow a marginally higher volume of trains - which again is a band-aid on a mortal wound.
The real buried lede is that to add extra train cars means retrofitting all the stops in the system - that's tens of billions of dollars. You can argue costs, but Metro knows we need to do this. It means shutting down the system for a year or years while construction and retrofits happen. It's fucking outrageous. Is this system worth of people per line worth 20, 30, or 40 billion dollars? Fuck no, it ain't. Again, if we had a raging metropolis of industry and commerce downtown, we could reasonably entertain the idea for a moment - but we don't and never will again.
Some folks might argue that if we kill off the light rail system we'd lose out on all those lucrative Transit Oriented Developments. Originally the public was told that Transit Oriented Development strategy would cause a massive infusion of private investment because the light rail was so damn lucrative and desirable for Richard Florida's Creative Class. Turns out the Creative Class is now called today the Laptop Class, and they don't give a flying fuck about street cars, light rail, or walking scores - because most can't be bothered to put pants on during their "commute" from bed to desk. TOD was all a fantasy illusion from the beginning, as multiple studies about Portland commuters showed that college-educated white folks riding Max were equally comfortable riding their bike as a substitute for the same commute. All of these billions of dollars was to accommodate white fare-weather bikers. So here's my hot take on transit: pave over the rail lines and put in bike lanes, and boy, then you'd have a bike system to give folks like Maus a hardon. But of course, Bike Portland would complain because their focus isn't biking; they exist only to favor all poorly thought utopian transit ideas.
Another group of Max/TOD advocates would claim that TOD is better for disabled and impoverished people. And yeah, there's truth there, but see my entire argument above about the Hub & Spoke design of TriMet being the antithesis of transit as a social service. If you believe that TriMet should serve low-income people, you must advocate for a bus-centric grid design.
But even if you're a die-hard believer in light rail - there's another inevitable reality coming that is the nail in the coffin.

Autonomous vehicles will replace mass transit faster than the automobile replaced the horse.

I work in advanced technology, and the thing about tech is that the public and politicians deny that it's going to be there until the majority of the public finally experiences it. You could say this about personal computers, internet, cloud compute, electric cars, smartphones, distributed ledger (cryptocurrency), AI, and driverless vehicles.
Schrodinger's technology doesn't exist until it's measured in an Apple store or your mother asks you for tech support.
No one thought AI was really real until ChatGPT did their kid's homework, and today most people are coming to terms with the fact that ChatGPT 3.5 could do most people's jobs. And that's not even the most advanced AI, that's the freeware put out by Microsoft, they have paywalls to access the real deal.
In 2018 I rode in my colleague's Tesla in self-driving mode from downtown Portland to Top Golf in Hillsboro. We started our journey at the surface parking lot on the west side of the Morrison Bridge. He used his phone to tell the car to pull out of the parking spot and to pick us up. Then he gave the car the address, and it drove us the entire way without any human input necessary. The only time he provided feedback was to touch the turn signal to pass a slow car on the highway. People think self-driving isn't here - but it is - and it's gotten exponentially better and will continue to do so. People will complain and moan about idealized, utopian, pedantic "level 5" full self-driving, how none of it exists or could exist, as a Tesla passes them on the road and the driver is half asleep.
Of course, Portland and every major city have also thought deeply about self-driving technology, and a few places have implemented self-driving solutions - but so far, none of these are really at scale. Though it will be a short time before cost-conscious cities go all-in.
TriMet kicked around the idea of using an autonomous bus for a leg of the trip of the Southwest Corridor project, connecting a segment of the light rail route to the community college. It was bafflingly stupid and short-sighted to think they could use it in this niche application but that it wouldn't open the floodgates for a hundred different applications that eviscerate TriMet's labor model. The simplest example of autonomous operation would be to operate the light rail systems - because they don't make turns, all we need is an AI vision service to slam on the breaks if necessary - that technology has existed for 20+ years. We could retrofit the entire train system in about 3 to 6 months - replace every Max operator with a security guard, and maybe people would ride the Max again? But I digress.
Let's speculate about the far-future, some 5, 10, or 20 years from now: your transit options will expand significantly. The cost will decrease considerably for services using automated vehicles.
You'll look at your options as:
Just a few years into this future we'll see a brand new trend, one that already exists: a shared autonomous vehicle like a privately operated bus. For example, Uber Bus - it already exists as a commuter option in some cities, it's just not autonomous yet. The significant benefit of an autonomous bus is that these shared vehicles will utilize HOV lanes very commonly, and commuting in an autonomous vehicle will be as fast as driving to work in your manually operated car while also being less expensive.
Simultaneously automobile accidents in autonomous vehicles will be virtually non-existent, and insurance companies will start to increase prices on vehicles that lack AI/smart assisted safety driving features. Public leaders will see the value of creating lanes of traffic on highways dedicated explicitly to autonomous vehicles so that they can drive at much higher speeds than manually operated traffic. Oregon won't lead the way here, but wait until Texas or one of the Crazy States greenlights a speed limit differential, and self-driving vehicles have a speed limit of 90, 120, or 150 miles per hour. You might think "accidents would be terrible and deadly" but there will be fewer accidents in the autonomous lane than in manual lanes. At this point, it will be WAY faster to take an autonomous vehicle to your work.
Purchasing power of consumers will decrease while the cost of vehicles will increase (especially autonomous vehicles), making ownership of any vehicle less likely. Frankly, the great majority of people won't know how to drive and will never learn to - just like how young people today don't know how to use manual transmission. However, fleets of autonomous vehicles owned by companies like Tesla, Uber, and Lyft will benefit from scale and keep their autonomous bus fleets operating at low cost. This will lead to a trend where fewer and fewer people will own an automobile, and fewer people even bother learning how to drive or paying the enormous insurance cost.... while also depending upon automobiles more than we do today.
Eventually, in the distant future, manually driven vehicles will be prohibited in urban areas as some reckless relic from a bygone era.
Cities and public bodies don't have to be cut out of this system if they act responsibly. For example, cities could start a data brokering exchange where commuters provide their commuting data (i.e., pick-up point, destination, arrival time). The government uses either a privatized fleet or a publicly owned fleet of autonomous vehicles to move as many people as possible as often as possible. Sort of a publicly run car-pool list - or a hyper-responsive bus fleet that runs for the exact passengers going to exact locations. A big problem companies like Uber, Lyft, and Tesla will have is that they'll lack market saturation to optimize commuting routes - they'll be able to win unique rides, but the best way they can achieve the lowest cost service model is these super predictable and timely commuter riders. The more data points and riders, the more optimization they can achieve. These companies can look at the data for as many people as possible and bid for as many routes as possible - optimizing for convenience, time, energy usage, emissions, etc. The public will voluntarily participate if this is optimized to get the cheapest ride possible. If the government doesn't do this, the private sector will eventually.
As a parallel, no one today even considers how Metro runs garbage collection. No one cares. And if you didn't like Metro's trash service, if you needed a better service for unique needs, you go procure that on your own. Likewise, you wouldn't care about the quality of the commuting trip as long as it's up to some minimal standards of your class expectations, it's reliable, nearly as quick as driving your own vehicle, and it seems reasonably affordable.
If the public ran this data exchange, fees could subsidize lower-income riders. This is a theory on what a TriMet like system or mass transit system could look like in a primarily autonomous world where most people don't own their own or drive an automobile.
This system would be far from perfect, opening up all sorts of problems around mobility. However, it's hard to see how autonomous vehicles will not obliterate the value proposition of mass transit.

Another narrative on the same story.

As the working class moves to autonomous vehicles, transit agencies will collect fewer and fewer fares - prices and taxes will rise, creating a cycle of failure. As a result, some cities will make buses self-driving to cut costs. It could start with Tokyo, Shanghai, Oslo, et al. Again, it's unlikely that Portland or Oregon will be the first movers on this, but when cities start laying off hundreds of mass transit operators and cutting fares to practically nothing, there will be substantial public pressure to mimic locally. It will be inhumane, it will be illiberal, to make those impoverished bus-riding single mothers pay premiums. As most of the fleet becomes autonomous, responsive, and disconnected from labor costs, the next question arises: why do we still operate bus routes? Why big buses instead of smaller and nimble vehicles?
This alternative story/perspective leads to the same outcome: we figure out where people are going and when they need to get there - then dispatch the appropriate amount of vehicles to move that exact number of people as efficiently as possible.
But our local government getting its act together on all this is outside the world of possibility.
In a practical sense, we're going to see history repeat itself. Portland's mass transit history is about private and public entities over-extending themselves, getting too deep in debt on a flawed and outdated idea. As a result, the system collapses into consolidation or liquidation. Following this historical pattern, TriMet/Metro won't respond to changing conditions fast enough, and laughably stupid ideas like cranking up taxes or increasing ridership fares will continue to be the only option until the media finally acknowledges these groups are insolvent. I just hope we don't spend tens of billions of dollars propping up this zombie system before we can soberly realize that we made some mistakes and these vanity-laden projects 20 and 30 years ago need to die.
You see, the biggest flaw with TriMet isn't the design, it needs to be outpaced by technology, it's that the people making decisions at TriMet and Metro are going to make the politically expedient decisions, not the right decisions. They won't redesign, and they won't leverage technology for cost savings, so this charade will just get going along until the media simply declares they're insolvent.
Back to fares for a second - the media happily reprints TriMet's horseshit take about "The higher fares will bring in an estimated $4.9 million in annual revenue starting next year, the report says." Just sort of amazing to me there's no skepticism about this number - but most spectacular is no media considerations about alternative solutions. For example, I could tell TriMet how to save $9,548,091 next year - a useless program primarily utilized by white middle-class folks who own alternative methods of transport - and this would inconvenience way less transit-dependent people than raising fares. But, that's off the table - we're not even developing a decision matrix for when we kill the blackhole of money known as WES.
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2023.06.01 21:37 hsaufo What's your most impressive district/map?

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2023.06.01 20:59 dus0922 Official gov't facebook post

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2023.06.01 20:09 BloomiePsst Wear Orange Weekend, June 2-4

From a city of Bloomington press release:
Bloomington, Ind. - The City of Bloomington invites the community to observe National Gun Violence Awareness Day on Friday, June 2, and join in events raising awareness about gun violence during Wear Orange weekend.
The Wear Orange movement originated on June 2, 2015, which would have been the 18th birthday of Hadiya Pendleton, who, just one week after performing at President Obama’s 2013 second inaugural parade, was shot and killed on a playground in Chicago. Hadiya was 15.
Following Hadiya’s friends’ choice of color for the first demonstration, gun sense activists around the country now wear orange annually on National Gun Violence Awareness Day, and continue to do so through the accompanying weekend, known as “Wear Orange Weekend.”
Bloomington residents and visitors are invited to stop by Monroe County Courthouse Lawn (100 W Kirkwood Ave.) on Saturday, June 3, starting at 4 p.m., where community members will honor victims of gun violence. The event includes raising awareness about gun violence and honoring gun violence survivors in our community. Join us as we hear from community leaders, survivors, and friends about the impact of gun violence.
Additional information is available at wearorange.org.
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2023.06.01 19:58 Big-Marsupial4822 Things I would love to see/continue in CODM

  1. More tournament seasonal camos (keep those up devs)
  2. More weapons/scorestreaks/operator skills/BR classes (this is a given)
  3. More maps from older CODs not just milking MW19, BOCW. I would love to more maps from other COD titles like the MW2 (2009), MW1 (2007), BO1 and BO2. (Like no offence to newer gen COD maps but I’d rather see these old maps like Afghan or better more BO4 maps like Casino that are vibrant.)
  4. Weird addition but add the medals/achievement pop up feature to BZombies and events/camo progression in game. like you did in multiplayer when you kill someone you get the “double kill” pop up, etc. this is a thing in almost all CODs but idk why it has not been implemented in CODM. Very easy quality of life change ngl.
  5. New signature attachments but are actually useful and not too gimmicky. Like Noobtubes, Cooling Compressor Barrel, Branson…add more attachments that improve the overall gun. A suggestion I would give is adding a thermal scope signature attachment. Thermal scopes, which are highly requested should be given by now atp.
  6. Another weird request, the ability to use Depth of Field (blurs the edges of your screen when ADSing) in High graphics option instead of Very High graphics. Very high graphics is fine but it can’t support max FPS option simultaneously so yeah. The gameplay feels really choppy when playing with very high graphics in BZombies.
  7. Rotation of the Credit crates, Daily mission crates to more new skins. It’s about time we get a change on this. We practically have the same crate for more than a year now.
  8. Start bringing back original Characters in the game. I feel like it’s criminal to make a 69th skins of Urban Tracker, Manta Ray, etc. yet have 0 skins of classic COD characters like Khaled Al-Asad, VictoImran Zakhaev, Nikolai (MW), Sandman, Dimitri Petrenko, Gregori Weaver, Joseph Bowman, Nikita Dragovich, Frederich Steiner, Mike Harper, Logan Walker, David Walker, and more…pleassse add these via events or the battle pass.
  9. Introduce new characters in Clan Wars. It’s about time we stop with the reskins and get something new from this feature.
  10. Introduce clan nodes revolving around the Zombies mode. If you want engagement from this mode, you have to get them reason to play. By introducing new characters in Clan Wars and introducing a Zombies node, you’ll get full engagement.
  11. If adding new levels is a substitution for Prestige, then I would love to have more variety of the skins. Dark Matter and Cosmos are cool but perhaps adding blueprints with the Phobos/Color Spectrum/Moonstone camos? If not BO3, has a plethora of animated skins behind supply drops at the time that look Amazing. I would love to have some of them in CODM.
  12. Add Gunfight, Attack of the Undead and Ground War Skirmish in the Tournament mode (pls :3 )
  13. If you want to monetize the Zombies mode, in order to keep pumping content. I suggest having a separate Battle Pass specifically for the Zombies mode. And keep it updated every ranked season. Just like Undead Siege/Zombies Classic rewards feature character from COD Zombies like the Ultimis gang, Victis gang and the Chaos gang. Hell free to introduce your characters here as well.
  14. Pls bring more Wonder Weapons, Perk machines (PhD Flopper, Tombstone Soda, Mule Kick, Elemental Pop, etc) maps (Nacht der Untoten, TranZit) and bring back Undead Siege! Give us the ability to have both of the modes!
  15. Adding more “Zombies camos” beyond just Aether Crystal, a good example would be Plague Diamond from BOCW.
  16. Add a new “Resurgence” BR map. Like Alcatraz. I would love to have a new small BR map for the 4th anniversary. Instead of new POIs on Isolated.
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2023.06.01 19:38 ftaok Pennsylvania - sales tax charged on pants and jeans from Levi.com and Dockers.com

Hello. I'm wondering if there's some sort of nuance in PA where clothing is not subject to sales tax if bought in a brick-mortar store, but taxed if bought online.
I recently bought some pants and jeans from Levis and Dockers via their websites. Well what do you know, I've been charged with 6% PA sales tax, even though it's regular clothing, which hasn't been taxed in PA for just about ever.
Their websites both say this ...
Sales tax: State laws require that we charge applicable sales tax or use tax on orders shipped to addresses in the following states: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI. In certain states (AL, AZ, CO, LA) we are only required to collect tax in a limited number of cities and counties.
PA is included in that list and so in NJ which also does not tax clothing.
I chatted with a customer rep and they are giving be a one-time refund in the value of the sales tax, but said that any future orders will be charged sales tax. I guess that's fine, but I'm just wondering if they're correctly collecting sales tax in PA.
Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks.
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2023.06.01 17:18 MonFeesh Locator 51 Timeline Success

Applied 2/21, Date of Travel is 6/8, with a birth certificate that did not show my parents names, Hudson County, NJ. The courthouse clerk knew it wouldn’t work, but she suggested sending it anyway to start the process. While at the courthouse in Florida, I ordered an acceptable copy of my birth certificate from the state of NJ. Birth certificate arrived in 3 weeks.
5/1- contacted NPIC, was told the only thing to do was wait for a letter asking for more information.
5/18- Finally started freaking out and asked a question in this sub. u/Cryptographer500 suggested contacting my congressman or senator and pushing them for an appointment. Senator Marco Rubio’s office answered the phone and said to send the documents requested to the passport office and after they received the authorization from me to open an inquiry, they would look into it. I overnighted the docs the next day, scanned and emailed the authorization, and had a response saying an inquiry had been opened by 3pm.
5/31- Received a phone call from the Miami Passport Office asking if I wanted to pay for overnight shipping (Absolutely) and they took my payment over the phone. The clerk mentioned the senator’s inquiry a few times and I got the feeling that the only reason she was looking at my file at all was because I had contacted Rubio.
6/1- Passport in hand by 9:30am. Inside the envelope were both of my birth certificates and receipts for the card charges.
Hope this helps someone.
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2023.06.01 16:50 melow_shri This is a List of Evidence-Backed Posts (With Links) in This Sub and From Some "External" Sources That I've Been Compiling for My Benefit and for the Benefit of New Members Here. It is Not Exhaustive and I Intend to Keep Updating It. I Hope It Helps New Members Access Crucial Information Here.

About Amber Heard

Have you HEARD about her? [External: Twitter]
Who is Amber Heard? [External: amberheard.info]
All of Amber Heard's Projects and Where to Watch & Support Them.
Amber Heard in the book 200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World, 2017.
Amber Heard Can Be Quite Inspiring, When Seen As a Human Being.
Amber Heard reads the letter of Chanel Miller in 2016 and presents her with the Glamour Woman of the Year award.
Amber Heard’s Grace and Class.
Amber Heard's Settlement Full Instagram Post.
Books Amber has been seen reading.
Subreddit dedicated to Amber Heard.
Twitter Thread of Threads About Amber Heard. [External: Twitter]
Some of Amber Heard's Activism. [External: Twitter]
Why Amber Heard Said She Was "So Wrong, Just So Fucking Wrong".
Sadness over the acting career Amber has missed and is currently missing out on.
Despite everything she's going through, Amber's still managing grace.
Action plan to make sure this doesn't happen again.
A Holiday Gift for Amber Heard.
Bernardo Triana did a live video talking about his experience with Amber.
Man (Krishna Patel) defends Amber Heard, attests to her kindness.
How Amber Heard looks in real life. [External: Twitter]
Just a thread of Amber Heard being unbelievably cute. [External: Twitter]

The Case for Amber Heard

Why We Believe Amber Heard: Part 1 and Part 2.
Why You Should Believe Amber Heard.
Why I Believe Amber Heard.
Dr. Bonnie Jacobs' Notes (2011-2014).
Dr. Bonnie Jacobs' Notes (Unsealed) (2011-2019).
A Video Summary of Dr. Bonnie Jacobs' Unsealed Notes by Medusone.
Medusone's Neutral Breakdown of the Entire Relationship Timeline With Receipts.
A complete timeline of the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard relationship and abuse allegations from both sides. [External: Twitter]
The Jurors' Reasoning for Why They Ruled For Depp is Deeply Flawed. [Twitter version here]
Amber Heard's Testimony In Virginia: Part 1 & Part 2.
Evidence for May 21, 2016, the night that Amber Heard left Johnny Depp for good. [External: Twitter]
Amber Heard's Interrogatory Statements.
Depp v Heard: How is this defamation? - A post-separation timeline with sources. [External: Fauxmoi].
Intimate Terrorism, DARVO, and Violent Resistance: Part 1 (2011-2013) & Part 2 (2014).
Amber Heard's violence against Johnny Depp was a reaction to years of being subjected to physical, sexual, psychological, and emotional abuse from him. [External: Twitter]
Amber Heard only hit Johnny Depp in self defence. [External: Twitter]
Witnesses to Johnny Depp's Violent Behavior, Abuse of Amber Heard, and the After Effects. [External: Twitter]
Revisiting Stephen Deuters' texts and the time Depp infamously kicked Amber on a plane.
List of Receipts.
Paige Heard saw timely photographs of bruises and texts about Johnny Depp's actions from Amber Heard.
About the Nose Amber Said She Thought Was Broken.
All the times you can see the cuts that Johnny Depp gave Amber Heard in Australia.
The Gold-Digger Files: Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Michele Mulrooney and the Post-Nup Negotiations.
Johnny Depp strangled Amber Heard on her honeymoon.
Johnny Depp fans were noticing bruises on Amber Heard as early as 2013.
Johnny Depp admitted Amber Heard's photographs were consistent with being headbutted.
Dr. Amy Banks, a world-renowned relationships psychiatrist, believes Amber Heard.
Nurse Lisa Beane on being told by Dr. Kipper that Depp injured Amber Heard.
The context to the "I hit you" audio that Johnny Depp edited out of his leaked audios.
Does This Look Like a Woman "Obsessed" With Johnny Depp?
This Backstage Photo of Amber Heard on James Corden's 'The Late Late Show' in December 16, 2015.
Was Amber Heard really that unbelievable as a sexual assault victim.

The Case Against Depp

A Look At The Inconsistent And Conspiratorial Nature Of Those Who Support Johnny Depp.
Some of the Many Problems With Depp's "Hoax Theory." [A Comment]
More Problems With the "Hoax Theory."
Full text conversation between Marilyn Manson and Johnny Depp discussing Amber and ERW.
How himpathy plays a role in the Depp-Heard case.
Let's talk about how Johnny terrorized Amber with coercive control.
Let's Talk About Johnny Depp's Financial Abuse of Amber Heard.
More of Johnny Depp's Financial Abuse of Amber Heard: The Mustang Repair Costs.
Depp & Love Bombing: A Deep Dive into Magazines, Interviews, Texts, and More about Depp’s Relationship Cycles.
Frequent property destruction is abusive and part of domestic violence.
Johnny Depp Acknowledging That the Allegations Would Ruin Amber Heard's Career NOT his.
A List of All the Evidence Showing that Johnny Depp Injured That Finger. [A Comment]
The Sexual Objectification & Dehumanization of Amber Heard. [External: Twitter]
The Truth About the Poop Incident. [External: Twitter]
More Truth About the Poop Incident. [External: Twitter]
Even More Truth About the Poop Incident. [External: Twitter]
The Case of the Witnesses Who Testified in the UK Trial but Were Rather Conveniently Missing From the Virginia Trial: 1. Hilda Vargas; 2. Trinity Esparza;
I struggle to think of a single accusation from Johnny Depp that wasn't projection.
The Australia Dogs Case.
Johnny Depp's violence against co-workers; More of Johnny Depp's violence against co-workers; Even more of Johnny Depp's violence against co-workers.
Johnny Depp's narcissism.
Amber Heard was being hated from the start for being a “homewrecker”.
Johnny Depp's Fading Star Power in Charts.

Johnny Depp's Lies

(Some of) The lies of Johnny Depp: A Compilation.
More of the Lies of Johnny Depp: A Thread. [External: Twitter]
Johnny Depp's Lies in the UK Trial. [External: Twitter]
Some of Johnny Depp's Glaring Inconsistencies that His Supporters Overlook Or Excuse.
In response to "how can you believe her lies??". [External: Fauxmoi/]
The Photoshopped Photo. [External: Twitter]
UK vs. VA Trial - Johnny Depp's Childhood Exposure to Domestic Violence.
Johnny Depp lying about his cast.
Johnny Depp lied that he's never ever - not even in self-defense - struck Amber Heard or any woman.
Johnny Depp Lied That He Wasn't Addicted to Cocaine.
The lie that Amber Heard getting the TRO against Depp in 2016 ended his life. [External: Twitter]
The lie that Amber Heard ruined Johnny Depp's career. [External: Twitter]

Johnny Depp's Witnesses' Lies

The Lies of JD's Witnesses. [External: Twitter]
Kate James: The Sexual Assault Lie [A Comment] and The Spitting Lie. Her Rude Testimony.
Kate James: A Deep Dive. [External: Twitter]
Shannon Curry, Part 1: A Forensic Psychologist With 25+ Years Experience and 500+ Forensic and Psychological Evaluations Compares Shannon Curry's Methods to Dr. Hughes'. [External: YouTube]
Shannon Curry, Part 2: Her Testimony and Her Opinions Before She Met Amber Heard [A Comment].
Shannon Curry, Part 3: Her Praising Emily D. Baker During the Trial (on May 28, 2022). More of Her Unethical Twitter Activities During and After the Trial.
Shannon Curry, Part 4: Curry v. Dr. Hughes, Who Should You Believe? [External: Twitter]
Stephen Deuters. [A Comment]
The Kevin Murphy & Starling Jenkins Testimony Swap.
Starling Jenkins: The Missing Phones.
David Kipper.
Adam Waldman and the 75+ Questions He Refused to Amber.
Adam Waldman and His Shady Putin-Linked Dealings.
Sean Bett.
Isaac Baruch.
Morgan Higby Night.
Morgan Tremaine: His Lie, The Depp Tattoo and His 15 Minutes of Fame.
Debbie Lloyd.
Jennifer Howell: About Her Letter.
Samantha McMillen.
Monroe Tinker (during deposition).

Johnny Depp's Past and Friends

Depp In His Own Words and Those of His Coworkers (1995-2006).
This has always been who he is: a deep dive into magazines, tabloids and blogs regarding Depp’s reputation.
Johnny Depp's legal woes: Arrests and settlements.
Johnny Depp Himself Ruined His Own Career. [A Comment]
Johnny Depp's Unusually Long List of Abusive Friends.
Gregg Ellis. The Restraining Order Against Him.
J. K. Rowling.
Lori Anne Allison & Morgan Higby Night.
Lori Anne Allison.
Johnny Depp’s Bodyguard Jerry Judge Offered Money to Gold Coast Bulletin Reporter in 2016.

Anti-Amber Myths Debunked

List of AH/JD abuse myths debunked: Part 1 & Part 2 [External: Fauxmoi/].
A thread on debunking misinformation about the Depp v. Heard trial and malicious myths about Amber Heard. [External: Twitter]
Another thread debunking myths, lies, and conspiracies about Amber Heard. [External: Twitter]
Amber vs. Johnny: Myths, Misconceptions, and the Failure of Media. [External: YouTube]
The Myth that Amber Heard Murdered Someone in a Car Crash Debunked.
That Amber Leaked the Kitchen Video to TMZ: TMZ has always been in Depp's pockets.
That Amber Leaked the Kitchen Video to TMZ: A Rebuttal and Debunking.
That Amber Leaked the Kitchen Video to TMZ: The Whole TMZ /Copyright Summarised in a Tweet.
Johnny Depp was the One that Leaked the Kitchen Video. [External: Twitter]
That Amber Heard is a "Gold-Digger." [External: Twitter]
That Everyone Believed Amber Heard Before the US, Virginia Trial: A Study & Some Receipts. More Receipts. Even More Receipts. More More Receipts [External: Twitter].
That Amber Shed No Tears On the Stand.
That Amber Purposely Submitted and Lied About the Two Identical Photos that She Submitted.
That Amber Called TMZ When She Went to Court to Get a TRO on May 27, 2016. In addition, Note That TMZ Has Employees Stationed at That Courthouse at All Times.
On the Claim that Amber Heard's Injuries Do Not Matcher Her Testimony.
On the Topic of Amber Heard's Sexual Assault Injuries.
The Pledge-Donation Distraction: A major gifts experienced fundraiser explains that they use "pledge" and "donation" synonymously in the field; Pledge & Donate are used interchangeably by many media sources; Amber Heard was on schedule with her donation payments before Depp sued her. [All External: Twitter]
The "Satanic sex parties" conspiracy theory. [External: Twitter]
The Lies From Paul Barresi.
Do We Believe Amber Heard Just Because She's a Woman?.
On the Viral Lie that Amber Heard Cheered for Domestic Violence. [External: Twitter]
False Sexual Assault Allegations are Extremely Rare: What Studies Show. [External: Twitter]

The Unsealed Documents

The unsealed documents thread (2022). [External: Twitter]
Even more unsealed documents (2023). [External: Twitter]
Johnny Depp attempted to use revenge p*rn against Amber Heard.
Dr. Kipper's Deposition Evidencing the Extent of Johnny Depp's Drug Use and Its Negative Effects.
Johnny Depp Drugged Ellen Barkin With Quaaludes.
Evidence of Johnny Depp's memory problems that was hidden from the trial.
Stephen Deuters' Deposition Showing Him Expressing Belief that Depp Injured That Finger.

The VA Trial: Selected Important Issues

To watch the trial without commentary to maintain objectivity, click this. (External: YouTube]
Summary of Amber Heard's Motion to Set Aside Verdict.
Grounds for Amber Heard’s Appeal.
The Real-Time Effects of the Trial On a Domestic Abuse Survivor.
How Johnny Depp Fans Reacted When the Judge Granted Amber Heard's Request to Keep the Jurors' Identities Sealed for One Year After the Trial.
About that Imposter Juror.
Why Amber Heard was Looking at the Jurors So Often.
Why the Jurors Very Likely Were On Social Media During the Trial.
Proof that at Least One of the Jurors was on Social Media While in Court.
Did the Jurors Pay Attention During the Trial and Look at the Evidence? Not Likely. I mean, Not Likely At All.
Why Dr. Bonnie Jacobs Was Not Called to Testify By Amber Heard's Team.

The UK Trial: Selected Important Issues

The Judgement: Web Page [External: bailii.org] and PDF [External: judiciary.uk].
Dismissal of Johnny Depp's Application to Appeal.
NGN / Dan Wootton closing submissions.
More about NGN / Dan Wootton closing submissions.
Raeden Greer's Summary of the UK Trial Judgement.

Johnny Depp's Anti-Amber PR Campaign: The Evidence

The Company that Johnny Depp Used for His PR.
Assessment of the credibility of Dr. Teresa C. Silva.
The incel hate group of youtubers that spawned anti-Heard content.
Brian McPherson ("Incredibly Average") is Lying and I can Prove it: Part 1 & Part 2.
The Skewed Trial Viewership Stats that Show that Far More People Watched Pro-Depp Clips and Content than Watched All the Trial.
The Power of Social Media in the Spread of Propaganda.

Support For Amber

A list of public figures who support Amber Heard. [External: Fauxmoi]
The Open Letter for Amber Heard.
Whitney Heard.
Constance Wu.
Phoebe Bridgers.
Emily Ratajkowski (aka EmRata).
Julia Fox.
Amy Ziering.
Zara Larsson.
Constance Hall.
Masterlist of youtubers who HAVE supported Amber Heard.
Mega-List of Some Major Pro-Amber Heard Twitter Accounts.
Leftists should have been Amber's biggest supporters.

Those Against Amber

Celebs who liked Johnny Depp's post (updated list). [External: Fauxmoi]
What celebrities and other public figures have said about Depp v Heard (includes few pro-Amber celebs). [External: Fauxmoi]
Celebrities who supported Johnny Depp/mocked Amber Heard. [External: Twitter, Suspended]
Celebrities who have supported Depp / Made fun of Amber Heard. [External: Twitter]
Robyn Rihanna Fenty.
Serena Williams.
The Awful Things That Some of JD's Friends and Celebrity Supporters Have Done.

Those Who Mocked Amber

YouTubers who mocked Amber Heard and her testimony.
TikTokers who Mocked Amber Heard and her testimony: Part 1 & Part 2. [External: Twitter]
Zachary Levi.
Doja Cat.
Melissa Chen.
Andrea Burkhart.
The Problem with Emily D. Baker.

Those Who Changed Their Minds

People Who at First Fell for the Pro-Depp propaganda but Later Changed Their Minds.
Former Depp supporters who changed their minds AFTER the trial.
Not Even Emily (@uhhmmily).
My Grandma Opened my Eyes.

Bullying And Harassment Against Amber and Her Supporters

Death threats towards Amber and Oonagh Heard on Twitter.
The worst artwork/takes I've seen made about Amber Heard, and the global humiliation she had to endure (Major TW: graphic misogyny).
The normalized sexual objectification of Amber Heard by Johnny Depp’s supporters.
The Coloring Book Dedicated to Abusing Amber Heard.
The Game Abusing Amber Heard.
Death threats against Amber Heard in 2020. [External: Twitter]
Those who mocked Amber Heard on Halloween. [External: Twitter]
Megathread documenting the abuse and harassment faced by those who supported Amber Heard.
Thread of some of the abuse and harassment targeting Amber and her supporters . [External: Twitter]
Mélanie Inglessis said that she faced online harassment, received death threats, feared for her safety, and that testifying on behalf of Amber Heard puts her career in jeopardy.
Attacks Against the Signatories of the Open Letter for Amber Heard.
Johnny Depp supporters have started harassing Amber Heard’s ex-girlfriend Bianca Butti who is recovering from breast cancer.
Attacks Against Cara Delevingne.
The Attempted Racist Doxxing of Kamilla.

Past Lawsuits

Depp v. TMG (His Past Financial Managers).
Gregg Rocky Brooks vs. John C. Depp et al: The Case in a Nutshell; Depp's GQ Slip-Up; The Settlement.
Who let the dogs in? A breakdown of the Australia dog smuggling controversy.
About Amber's Insurance Suits.
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2023.06.01 14:42 pueblo81009 Former Gwinnett County teacher accused of molesting student faces judge

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A now former Gwinnett County teacher accused of molesting a student at school faced a judge Wednesday in a bid to be given bond.
For nearly three months, R'Kheim Young has been held in jail without bond. At the Gwinnett County Courthouse on Wednesday, his defense attorney asked a judge to let him go home.
"The constitution says that when in doubt, we're supposed to err on the side of the defendant," said Steve Adkins, Young’s defense attorney. "I think if the defendant meets the criteria for a bond, then I think he should be granted a bond."
Young has been a teacher for more than a decade, but he is accused of inappropriate conduct on the job.
"The victim indicated that she had sent a text message to her mother on Feb. 27, 2023, asking her to pick her up from school because her teacher, Mr. Young had touched her and made her touch him," said Scott Estes, a Gwinnett County Assistant District Attorney.
Gerard Preparatory School in Lawrenceville, Ga.
Investigators say Young was a teacher at a small private school in Lawrenceville when the alleged crime took place.
Young has been in jail since he was arrested in early March on several charges, including child molestation. Police say they believe Young was grooming the victim.
On Wednesday, his attorney asked for a bond of $10,000 or less.
The prosecutor asked for no bond, and said Young is a risk to the community.
"We believe that there is information that he, at a minimum, made inappropriate comments to other students at the school," Estes said.
R'Kheim Young
The victim’s parents said they also want no bond. They released this statement:
"As her parents, we are frustrated that it seems even following his admission of what was done to our daughter, he’s continuing to fall back on this being just a misunderstanding. As his attorney stated in court today, he’s been a teacher for over a decade; How do you not know the things you said and did were more than a 'misunderstanding?' His attorney also stated the letter he wrote could be interpreted two ways for what he apologized for. If you haven’t done anything, what is there to apologize for? His family sat in the courtroom today, wanting him to be free to live his life because he’s not a violent criminal. And what I wish they knew was his decision has caused our daughter to be a prisoner as well, in a much deeper way. Her Father and I, of course, wanted a ruling today of no bond, but we do appreciate the judge taking the time to consider all aspects and make a more informed decision. We are hopeful the Judge will see his admission and the pain he’s caused our daughter and entire family, and not allow him the freedom he took from our daughter."
The prosecutor said Young wrote a letter of apology to the family, but his defense attorney says he never admitted to a crime.
"Apology can mean a lot of things and the State often takes that and runs with it and just assumes that they're apologizing for the crime," Adkins said.
During Wednesday's bond hearing, the judge delayed the decision whether to allow Young to be released while she figures out what to do.
A bond decision could come at any time. FOX 5 is working on obtaining updates.
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2023.06.01 09:55 Kramit2012 Then and Now: Doniphan County Courthouse in Troy, Kansas

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2023.06.01 08:44 admiral652 Happy Pride Month. Here are the calendars for Wichita and Hutchinson Prides if anyone wants to join in the festivities

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2023.06.01 07:57 JustAGuyHereLurking Can't make this shiz up.. 🤦‍♂️

Can't make this shiz up.. 🤦‍♂️
Open the game with 93 AB hoping to score a quick plot purchase with the new day spins..watch my ad for the 2 AB..then take my 5 spins and this is where I end up..really?? 🤮🤦‍♂️
Anyone else had horrific luck with the wheel spin lately? I've been getting 1AB a spin for weeks now it seems
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2023.06.01 07:20 swedemead95 My father (50M) and stepmother (41F) suddenly do not want to be involved with my newlywed husband (24M) and I (27F).

This is gonna be a long one, but the tea is hot.
My mother died 5 years ago and my father was remarried within the year of her passing. In support of my dad, even though I was a little hurt deep down by how quickly he moved on after my mom passed (ALS), I welcomed his new wife with open arms. If he's happy, I'm happy. There was a year there shortly after they were married that my dad and I were not on speaking terms. In short, my father wanted me to cut ties with a certain family friend that we had known for over 15 years because his wife didn't like them.
A year later, tensions were resolved after we had apologized for the fight and I remained close to family friend. Dad and I had been on good terms since.
Fast forward to December 2022. I'm a few months engaged to my future husband. Around this time, my then fiancé and I were switching careers and got hired onto the same trucking company together to save money and travel the country. We were excited to embark on this new journey together.
The first sign of conflict began when my stepmom would openly express her disapproval with us for not pursuing our previous careers. She thinks that being a trucker would be too dangerous for me and unhealthy, but more than likely, it doesn't fit her idea of what my life should be. Said it was a shame I wasn't using my degree like I had intended in the medical field. It rubbed us the wrong way, but we let the comments slide.
Now here's the need to know in bullet points.
Wedding day:
-mother in law is taking longer than expected to do my hair, stepmom throws a fit
-show up to stepmoms house to do makeup as planned, and neither parent is ready, time is already getting close. Stepmom calls me a shitty planner and makes me feel extremely uncomfortable like I'm a client and not her stepdaughter.
-parents leave late b/c stepmom takes too long to get ready (she had all day to do so)
-5pm courthouse closes, dad and stepmom almost did not get let in, I was close to tears. This would have been the second time that we would have postponed the wedding b/c of stepmom. The first postpone was because she got the fucking sniffles.
-tied the knot and the celebration after went very well. No issues there.
After the wedding:
-husband and I notice a cease in contact from dad and stepmom.
-tried to contact, did not hear back from.
Now it's March of 2023, still no real contact. I gave up and decided to give them space. We end up back home after a few months on the road to sell my car. Dad lives in same city. Coincidentally, my great aunt is visiting dad. Only met her once as a baby. I ask my dad if I can come over to pick up a package... aaand back to bullet points...
-dad says I can pick up mail from the back porch as if he doesn't want to see me and my husband.
-we take in stride. We go about our day.
-get text from dad after we get back to our truck asking "so when are you guys coming over" like we had made plans? Great aunt wants to see me.
-we head back to dad's place to meet great aunt and uncle.
-immediately, vibes are off with stepmom. She seemed like she didn't want us there.
-stepmom immediately starts firing off sly comments at my personal appearance after months of trucking
-she tells great aunt that they never hear from me and that its almost like they don't have a daughter.
-talks down about other truckers and refers to them as gross
-in passing, I ask my dad for my foreign grandmother's address to send postcards. stepmom berates me for not knowing my own grandma's international address. I am in regular contact with my grandma on social media... we just don't send snailmail.
-stepmom tells great aunt that they were "hardly even invited to the wedding" (did yall forget that we almost postponed twice for you guys?). She then complains that the whole day was unorganized because we're young and "bad planners".
-I'm fuming so I'm getting red in the face, stepmom comments that I am flushed and have bags under my eyes. This was conveyed as what felt like mock concern.
-we leave after everyone decides to go to bed, I am furious at stepmoms disrespectful attitude towards me in front of my family.
-husband was not even acknowledged by stepmom all night. (Super out of the norm btw).
Now present day...
-I texted my dad after months of silence asking to clear the air between us
-dad responds to me super cryptic text saying now's not a good time. We need to talk face to face (given all of our careers, this impossible to do in a timely manner)
-I text back saying can we please just talk over the phone about this or even FaceTime? Also, he gave no indication of what was a good time.
-dad responds next morning restating that "Now is not a good time. Face to face is better I think. No need to travel the country. If we get a chance to meet, let's wait for that opportunity."
My husband and I are at a loss because they haven't told us why there is so much sudden animosity towards us. We also are confused why they are blowing this conversation off. Wouldn't you want to clear the air with your kid? Regrettably, we haven't communicated with them about why we are upset either. We feel we don't deserve the treatment we are receiving. I suspect my stepmom is manipulating my dad as this is unusual behavior for him.
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2023.06.01 07:15 Fa1se-Personality The title isn't yet created but it's lost on succession. Is there something i'm missing or this is normal?

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2023.06.01 05:08 notatheist The Shining: Blending The Book With The Movie

The entire movie takes on one day. Redrum day. Dec 2. Jack is already in the storeroom. Danny is asleep.
Wendy is hired on as the new manager. She’s the innkeeper, bookkeeper, bar keeper and more. She’s a great mother.
While the all-wound-up Jack is in the storeroom she unwinds him by making him believe he’s been a jet setter. He’s been at a july 4th ball but now it’s time to get to work.
He’s not allowed to work on his play anymore. No play. He drives to his new interview to have second thoughts about the job. She drives him to drink.
He says he’ll do anything for a drink. Deal. Halloranns life is payment to the hotel.
Wendy leaves Jack. Outside. To die. Navajo, Apache motif.
The story changes chapter 42 Mid Flight while Dick is on his way and Jack is still locked in the store room.
Now Hallorann thinks he is going to the Overlook to see if he has to replace the Torrances. Now he thinks they got scared and left. And all Wendy has to do is make sure she times it perfectly.
She keeps Danny with her so she doesn’t have to go looking for him when redrum time comes, then she sends him out of the bathroom window to go hide. She makes sure she has the knife with her so she can keep Jack from unlocking the door.
Al Shockley is really Watson who plugged his finger in a light socket. Al is also the tennis coach at stovington. Hence the tennis ball, and the couple wearing tennis clothes and carrying a bag of tennis balls out when Jack is walking in the hotel to meet with Mr Ullman. They took his balls with them.
Al is the court. The roque court? The tennis court? The divorce court. Where they fight over you in court. Al is courting Wendy. It’s all a masquerade.
Until Wendy unmasks in room 237. It was her! Wendy is stronger with the shine than they had imagined.
Also, Wendy probably killed her sister Aileen when they were kids. She probably accidentally killed her with her thoughts and has spent her whole life not believing it could possibly be true. Not believing that she made her sister run after the ball and get hit by the van all just by thinking it. She never could believe it until now. And killing a sibling would have made her very powerful (Navajo Apache motif). A Skin Walker in fact. And if Danny accidentally killed his unborn sibling by trying to get in its head, then that would make him one too.
Anyway it’s a lot and there tons more. But it’s for sure Wendy in the movie. After all she is turning it from a ghost story to a horror film.
Plus she’s more channeled. Jack was destructive. And she wears the carnation in her lapel. And she’s got the gold dog collar on her neck.
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2023.06.01 04:36 QueeLinx Visualizing the US population age 85 and up by county, thanks to the brand-new 2020 US Census data and the latest release of #tidycensus for #rstats. @kyle_e_walker Tweeted

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2023.06.01 02:55 dad_with_als Help donating a medical bed

I am looking for any help to donate a medical bed we were charitably given in our time of need. Ideally to an ALS patient but to anyone with medical conditions that need it.
It is a Joerns UltraCare XT Bed with Classic Care DLX mattress (36" W x 80" L) and we are just asking for the recipient to pay for pickup and delivery. We are located in the Broward County area of Florida.
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2023.06.01 02:08 Electronic_Ease4727 Sneaky sneaky aaryn

Sneaky sneaky aaryn
So she does not have custody of Jax and that's why she has to play by mommy's rules
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2023.06.01 01:42 Spiritual-Pumpkin965 May 5x5

May 5x5
I feel like it was an amazing month
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2023.06.01 00:40 No-Access606 Al Gore pulls a Ralph Nader 2004 US Election

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2023.06.01 00:02 hottoddy Updates from a long hiatus.

The last time I talked with you I was fresh out of the hospital after what was diagnosed as my first experience with HE. Weak, confused, and trying to learn the ins and outs of lactulose, I found solace and strength here. I was encouraged by the community that I would learn to manage this aspect of my disease just as I had done with my diet and weight control already. I thank you for that, but it is not possible in my situation.
My friends, the HE was covering a far more sinister disease. The left side of my body was becoming weaker and more difficult to control every day. I started falling down and struggling to get up. I began walking with a cane in November. I still fell every week or two. In December, I fell badly enough that I broke my jaw in a few places. I had started going to neurologists and was on my second referral to a more specialized one when that happened. I started using a Walker and I still fell every week or so. I was diagnosed in January with ALS, and then I was taken off the transplant list.
I am now almost completely paralyzed and non verbal, I have written this using my eyes. I use a gastric tube to eat and drink. I use a ventilator to help me breathe. I am very rapidly degrading towards my death, but it is unlikely to be from liver disease :)
The reason for my post is not to lament my situation, but rather to celebrate this community! I am enjoying my life because of the skills and attitudes I learned while living with my cirrhosis diagnosis and the concomitant two years survival stats I was given. I came up good on that., so I see no reason I can't do it again. Of course, ALS is a bit different in that survivability is essentially zero. At any rate, I will still live life slow and appreciate the people and beauty I meet along the way.
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