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2023.04.01 12:03 remote-enthusiast 100 remote jobs from last couple of days

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2023.04.01 11:07 Big-Tip7720 Sports Diplomacy: Using Athletics as a Tool for Global Unity and Understanding

Sports Diplomacy: Using Athletics as a Tool for Global Unity and Understanding

From the Olympics to World Cup soccer tournaments, sports have long been a way for nations to come together and compete on a global stage. But did you know that sports can also serve as a tool for diplomacy and fostering international relationships? That's right, through what is known as "sports diplomacy," athletics can be used to promote unity and understanding between countries. In this blog post, we'll explore the power of sports in bringing people together and how it has been successfully utilized throughout history. So lace up your sneakers and let's dive into the world of sports diplomacy!
Introduction to the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is held every year on April 6th. The day celebrates the power of sport to bring people together and promote peace around the world.
The day was first established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2013 and has been celebrated annually ever since. Every year, different events and initiatives are organized around the world to mark the occasion.
This year, the International Olympic Committee is partnering with UNICEF to promote the day's message of using sport as a tool for development and peace. Together, they are launching the #PlayForPeace campaign, which encourages people of all ages to get active and shows how sports can bring people together.
There are many ways to get involved in the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. You can participate in or organize your own sporting event, or simply show your support by sharing messages of peace online using the hashtag #PlayForPeace.
Benefits of Sports Diplomacy
The benefits of sports diplomacy are many and varied. By using athletics as a way to connect with people from other cultures, countries can build trust and mutual respect. Sports diplomacy can also be used to promote economic development and tourism, as well as to encourage social inclusion and gender equality. Moreover, sports diplomacy can help to resolve conflict and promote peace, both within countries and between nations.
Since the beginning of the 21st century, sports diplomacy has been used extensively by the United States government as a way to engage with the rest of the world. For example, in 2002, then-President George W. Bush used sports diplomacy to improve relations with China after he attended a table tennis match between Chinese and American athletes. In 2010, President Barack Obama hosted a basketball game between the University of North Carolina Tar Heels and a team of Chinese students at his alma mater, Occidental College. The event was part of Obama’s broader effort to engage with China on a range of issues, including climate change and human rights.
Sports diplomacy is a powerful tool for building global unity and understanding. Through sports, we can bridge cultural and political divides by celebrating our differences while uniting us in the common goal of achieving excellence. By engaging communities on a human level, sports diplomacy has the potential to create real change that goes beyond teams and borders. We hope this article has inspired you to think more deeply about how sports can be used as a diplomatic force for peace and goodwill throughout the world. Get the Readymade International Day of Sport for Development and Peace images and videos on Download and Share With your friends and family.
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2023.04.01 10:42 ThomasCookAndroid Advice for running exploration as a complete newbie DM

Hey there, I just started DM'ing for a group of 5 players. I've never DM'd before in any system and only have 10 sessions as a player under my belt in another system (DnD5E), so I'm "in at the deep end" so to speak.
I just ran my first session last night and it went ok, although I feel it could definitely have been a lot better. I asked my players for some feedback afterwards and got the following so far:
In addition, I have some other questions that popped into my head during and after the session;
I'm looking for some advice so I can improve quickly, ideally based on the above stream of conciousness, if anyone has the time to read that and has some constructive thoughts on how to improve, specifically on exploration.
Thanks for reading my wall of text :P
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2023.04.01 10:31 No-Barnacle-2314 IM PGY-2 here. Feel like I have very little understanding of ICU medicine. Worried about having to teach PGY-2s and interns soon as a PGY-3. Anyone else in the same boat? Any advice?

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2023.04.01 10:15 jiquvox Complete guide to Kathy Rain's lore/plot secrets SPOILERS

Table of content
Part 1 Sources
Part 2 Theory about the supernatural plot
Part 3 Chronology of the events (see comments spoilers : Reddit software considers it goes over 40000 characters even if I count around 30000 )


Having played the game in its original version last week I felt at the same time charmed by the gameplay/mood and kinda puzzled/frustrated by the story. I will add my review in a different post.
Looking around to find an explanation, I didnt find anything really consistent. In fact I found other people sharing the same frustration toward the elusive plot.
But I did find out there was a director's cut version and ended up watching long parts of a video walkthrough of the DC version. Even if the game plot still remains fairly elusive , It turned out to be a lot more complete/rounded up and it strenghtened my reading of the plot.
Comparing key moments of both versions, I ended up figuring out a narrative that would make sense of the plot. So to be perfectly clear, this is a spoiler full guide for people who ended up frustrated by the mysteries of the game. I DISADVISE READING IF YOU HAVENT PLAYED THE GAME.
I will refer to the original game as OG and the Director's cut as DC. When I dont mention anything it normally means that the quote stays the same in both version. A few words about DC itself from the author itself
From the author Krusbert in 2021
All the story changes I made to the game was to improve overall plot cohesion, fix pacing problems, tie up loose ends in the narrative and to establish a stronger background lore for more stories with Kathy
Hopefully that doesn’t feel like too much of a cop out, but trust that each cut was made deliberately and after careful consideration.”

I wont get in all changes of the DC but here are a few : lily ghost and the grey double of the Crimson one seem to disappear , the grey man in dream day 3 is completely substituted by the crimson man , performing the exact same role with the boy and the painting , A Great Eye appears on screen in the abyss.
overall DC version simplifies/eliminate obscure part , stresses some part/adds more specific details to convey its secret plot in much more accessible way
but in some part, the writer seems to have partly changed the mystic plot : especially regarding Lily fate, Father Isaac answers on day 4 changed dramatically. So this theory adopts mostly the view of the DC version with a few elements of the OG version to cast some additional light.


You have 6 sources of mystic information
but some might not be reliable or only partly reliable
*Jimmy Cochran (on tape and on day 4) . They are several characteristics that make him the prime authority about the plot.
*Father bill notes/tape :
Partly unreliable base on Jimmy Cochran opinion. His tape is considerably expanded in DC .
*Priest Isaac you met him on day 1,3 but he becomes especially open once he’s arrested on day 4 Very unreliable based on various elements
*The Crimson man (and indirectly his Grey double in dreams of day 2 and 3 in OG version)
*Lily who appears only in OG Version on Day 5 in the Abyss toward the end
* Joseph Rain at the end in both OG and DC version


The supernatural plot can be summarized in 3 key ideas.
1-The lights/below dimension are real but not divine, simply dangerous natural phenomenon
2- the below distorts desires and fears : Father Bill and Isaac are tormented people with a religious mindset that reshapes the below
3- the below also distorts time : time loops and foretelling ability / Lily

SECTION 1-the lights, the below dimension and the red flowers are real dangerous phenomenon.

1.1 the lights are not hallucination, they are real
We have a photo taken by Jimmy Cochran and found in Joseph Rain briefcase on day 1 and developed on day 2 that proves they're real.
-But they are not divine, they are a dangerous natural phenomenon
Jimmy : the lights are neither divine nor unholy. They are but a distortion of ourselves
Joseph on a tape you recover on day 4 expands considerably on their nature in DC version :
I have come to believe that the glowing lights are burst of energy, similar to the static discharge that cause lightning . However instead of a positive and a negative electric charge , the colliding forces have a dimensional nature. Assuming this hypothesis is correct, the lights would only appear at the edge of the zone.
Their nature is much more arguable in OG but in DC they first and foremost are a sign you ‘re at the limit of the zone where the treshold is : the dark pit where your mind can enter another dimension. The source/below (what the church call the holy of holies).
Being a place of collision between the dimensions touching the lights can have disastrous consequences depending on the invididual.
1.2 The red flowers
Their consumption allow to properly enter the below dimension. By extension they are the real link to this alternate dimension. That’s why Kathy burns them at the end in order to cut off the source.
Joseph DC version on day 5 : I've come to understand the red flowers anchor this realm to the real world
1.3 The below/source/cradle of obscurity/ the holy of holies
it is a essentially a distorted mirror of our own dimension.

Section 2- The below distorts our fears and desires

intro - the fundamentally twisted nature of the below
Jimmy (talking about the lights) they are but twisted reflection of us. Everything we long for and desire
Joseph DC version : it takes each of your fears , every source of guilt and turns them against us
In DC version when Kathy opens her aborted child coffin, the Crimson man makes a difference between people : his kind like broken people like her who can be mended/who embrace them -Kathy is conflicted with his anger toward her father, her guilt toward her mother and aborted kid.
Happy go lucky people like Kathy's friend Eileen are simply “greedy little piglets that seem to get away ". Same goes for Nathan.
The below needs tormented people to work
Speaking of which…
2-1-Father Bill and his son Isaac are tormented person whose own religious desires/fears are distorted inside the below/source/cradle creating the Crimson man/ the Old god and making this place what we see in the game
Again Jimmy points out how the church of the holy trinity is wrong, calling them "misguided faithful" and stating "the lights are neither divine nor unholy".
But let's wind black the clock to the genesis of the Church in spring 71
Bill had 2 sons : Joshua and Isaac - Now those are very religious name . You don't name give those kind of name twice by accident.
But even more interesting is that the Price family mausoleum shows that Joshua was born in 61 and Isaac in 59. So it seems to strongly imply that BEFORE Bill even became a pastor, back when was still a traveling salesman, he had already a very religious mind.
-Also both Father Bill and his son Isaac are shown to be very conflicted individual
concerning Father Bill and the creation of the church , his own son Isaac expressedly established he was a conflicted individual at the time of the incident
this day was different. My father held dark thoughts in his mind. He was angry, thinking of evil deeds, even considering swerving off the road into a rock and ending it all. Then suddenly, divine intervention! three bright lights appeared.
not only that but upon hearing Father Bill tape on day 4 ) in DC version (where it becomes much more expressive than OG) , Kathy specifically exclaims "Jeez, Father Bills was a nutty! "
Isaac shows even stronger inner conflict - not only he commits suicide out of desperation after hearing his father disapproval , he was already a conflicted individual in his youth oh yes I was a teenager back then, full of rebellion, every fiber of my being wanting to distance myself from my father
2-2 the crimson man is Isaac reborn after suicide
It might seem surprising because Isaac exists at the same time as Isaac and even condemns the Crimson one. Now let’s put aside the mechanics of how it works for a moment there are 5 proofs of the identity of the Crimson one
*2-2-1 Jimmy “Let's go see the man you reunited with his family” on day 4
Jimmy speaks in riddles when interrogated by Kathy on day 4. But when it comes to the Crimson man Jimmy describes him in a very odd and specific way “Let's go see the man you reunited with his family”.
-Isaac family are all dead based on the Price familial mausoleum . There are 7 graves. Isaac grave is the only one without a death date.
-The tv in jail /father billy says “Welcome home son” when Priest Isaac kills himself
- Jimmy can see the future /all timeline , so he can see Kathy giving Isaac the information leading to his suicide which “reunite him with his family” since they’re all dead
* 2-2-2 the portrait of father bill crying blood on day 4
when Kathy touches the lights on day 4: she has a vision of the Crimson man issuing mockery statement about victims that make Father bill portrait cry blood
In DC version the content of the tape left by father Bill in the safe behind the portrait is made much more explicit than in OG
my visions concerning my sons are troubling ... I've watched them become corrupted with pride, turning their backs on the very foundations of our faith ... I've seen great sins committed : Act of violence and intimidation ,. Outsiders brought to hallowed ground with neither reverence nor ritualthere are dark dreams indeed. I pray that they never come to pass, lest my soul shall weep tears of blood
this is Father Bill vision about Isaac come to pass.
*2-2-3 -Jimmy in OG version on day 4 says the Crimson man is a great ally of Joseph
At face value it seems very confusing considering Joseph very much wants to close the source.
It makes a lot more sense when you consider Isaac had huge respect for Joseph. here's what Isaac says of Joseph on day 3
He and my father did charity work together, Joseph was around a lot when I was young. Joseph was the person who convinced me to become a priest Jospeh made me realize my sinful pride and showed me how I should follow my heart , regardless of what others might think. And for that I am eternally grateful.
2-2-4 : The crimson one is repeatedly referred as having no name/ lost his name.
-The crimson man wheen he meets Kathy on day 3 says his name has been taken from him
that's because the Crimson man exist at the same time as Isaac (as for the why we're going to talk about time in Kathy Rain) : so he cannot call himself Isaac anymore.
specifically in DC it's added on the tape of Father Bill on day 4 the Crimson one is described in the following way only he is poised to understand the struggle of those who are lost : the broken and guilt ridden .To have no name is to have a shattered spirit.
*2-2-5 he looks vaguely like an hairless version of Isaac with black eyes

2-3 As for the Old God it is arguably Father Bill himself.
in DC version there is the appearance of a great red eye
the Crimson one talks with a great red eye on tv on day 2 , the great red eye appears again on tv on day 5
And Isaac describes Father bill trial in the following way :
under the watchful gaze of his GREAT EYE, God tested father's faith in countless ways. Fueled by conviction and a sense of purpose, Father persevered.
in OG it is pointed out that Father Bill ascended to unite with God. In OG it's the ultimate goal of the mending. in OG Father bill notes have specifically notes with initial in front of the description of people who ascended : it is marked "FB ?" in blue.
Also the TV in the prison seem to be Father Bill speaking since he says "welcome home son" when Isaac commits suicide. The Prison TV echoes the tv in the below which shows the Great Eye.
2-4 the agenda is nothing but a twisted version of christian theology and rites
2-4-1 the Mending, a hardcore twist on Christian idea of salvation
to Kathy question once Isaac is in jail what is your church really about Isaac ? what are your trying to accomplish Isaac answers in a surprisingly honest and self-aware way "the same as any other church. All we want is the salvation of mankind"
The "Mending" is at the core of the dogma of the church of holy trinity and it's about salvageing the sinners. As shown by the notes of Father Bill you recover in a safe on day 4
it reflects Father Bill and Isaac desire to save people although they seem differently motivated. Father Bill might truly believe this/act out compassion and reflects his own desire of salvation.In the other hand, Isaac faith seem far less benevolent and shows a lot of pride/moral superiority : You can try child. I have God on my side.
2-4-2 a controversial doctrine that involves pain
Like most zealot their faith can turn kinda inhumane and cruel though. In theory it is well meaning. They want people to be happy osave them. But it’s still based on the predicate most people are sick/sinner. Isaac is the worst.
The Crimson one refers to it as “taking one's medicine”
about Lily : He wanted her to take her medicine (Nathan recollection about Lily and the crimson one) About Kathy before she gets in the source : All we want is for you to take you medicine Kathy. For you to grow and be happy.
But the mending and generally the connection with the below can make people tremendously suffer (lily, jimmy) and sometimes outright break mentally some people-turn them catatonic (joseph, eileen and countless unnamed other victim according to Isaac himself) :
Regarding the possible failure of the mending, the Crimson man is slightly apologetic about it: “What one wants and what one is able to do are different “ The crimson one doesn’t force people the way Isaac does even if he's not entirely above manipulation.
In the other hand, Isaac is so focused on his divine mission that he’s straight up indifferent to the people. It's not only collateral damage *(A necessary evil. I look at the bigger picture, the greater good.)*When pushed, Isaac clearly shows his colors, if it fails it's very much the fault of the sinner. All I did was bring them face to face with God. If they chose to reject him , they were beyond redemption.
That‘s the pride Father Bill was warning against. Isaac is extremely self-righteous and considers he knows better and can do no wrong. Which is pretty rich because Isaac is ignorant of entire aspects of the church doctrine.
2-4-3 Isaac shortcomings : ignorance, lack of empathy and pride
It is specifically suggested that Isaac is far less convincing than his father (besides his lack of charisma, his lack of empathy sure didn't help).
-the church flourished and continued to grow all the way up until his suddent death in 1983.That's when I stepped in to take leadership of the Church
-I take it that the church started declining after the death of Father Bill ?
-yes naturallly so, with such an magnetic personality he was irreplaceable
Isaac quickly tries to defend the church is still thriving but Kathy points out two signs that things are relatively dire for the church now :
about the church : Looks kinda empty to me
about her first meeting with Isaac at the cemetary : What's up with you handing out pamphlets at funerals then ? trying to reel them in when they're weak ?
And that’s why the Crimson one Disappears as soon as Isaac takes over. See Isaac testimony once he’s arrested and how he rejects the notion of Kathy even meeting the Crimson one.
Preposterous. No one has seen that apostate since Father’s death.
The Crimson One disappears because Isaac is simply unable to bring willingly subject to the faith. In such a way the Crimson one refuses to have anything to do with this. The Crimson one wants willing subject.
Remember that the Crimson one doesn’t oppose Kathy leaving before the stairs of judgment /right at the threshold of the mending :
This is crazy, I could just walk away , just ride on my bike and drive. Forget I was ever here.
Nothing is stopping you.
She has to do it on her own free will .
In DC version Father Bill tape says so explicitedly : the mending is a gift and a duty. But it must begin in the heart of a true believer. Someone who yearns for change and possesses the dedication and perseverance to achieve it.
In spite of trying to look all-knowing, it’s very arguable whether Isaac even knows where is the Treshold pit to the below. :
that’s probably why he steals Lily painting. Since the Crimson one disappeared he wanted to bring the sinners to the treshold himself . But he doesn't know where the treshold is. He figures that since Lily received divine knowledge from God, her painting might give clues about where to find the treshold . He's not entirely wrong since Lily painting clearly helped Joseph Rain to find the Source. He's just wrong about those being some sort of secret he needs to unlock by defacing the paintings.
His storage unit makes his frustration clear as he not only defaces all her painting to find a secret Clue but writes on the wall "where is it ? " (the stealing must at least happen after 1981 since Joseph saw all of them ) the fact he disfigures them looking for a secret truth also fit his pride/superiority complex : there has to be a secret truth - one he’s the only fit to perceive.
-Remember he brings Eileen to his father mausoleum. And he doesnt need to know where the treshshold is to find red flowers : it is shown the red flower grows also at the edge of the forest
-Although he says he brought sinners to the stair of judgment, considering his gigantic pride he might simply be lying rather than admit he doesn’t even know something as central to his faith . In fact he considers even “preposterous “ the very idea of Kathy meeting the Crimson one when HE has been actively looking for him for years.
As for why the Crimson one and Isaac MO differs in spite of being originally the same person : remember that Isaac is very distraught by hearing his father stern disapproval and wonder outloud if has strayed from the faith, eventually committing suicide soon afterward. The Crimson one is his reborn version whose ways are corrected to fit his father gentler faith.
I will atone for my sins
But how is it even possible for the Crimson one and Isaac being in the first place ? . That brings us to the time aspect of Kathy Rain.

Section 3-time loop and foretelling ability

3-1 time loop in the real world
It’s Kinda hard to fully understand how time works in Kathy Rain world but the game seems to strongly suggest the real world is going through a time loop
-Jimmy seems to say that Kathy and him had this conversation several times in spite of her not remembering it And she is “ doing so much better than the last time
-in the director’s cut : “what came before must come again “ on Kathy father postcard in the hole he fell into in the abyss on day 5
3-2 time stand still in the below
And the mirror dimension seem to also distort time . Time pretty much seems to stand still in in the below.
Joseph talking about the time he went catatonic says : “it hasn’t been so long from my point of view”. It clearly implies that time doesn’t flow the same way below as in the real world
While the real world runs in loops , the below arguably stand still or very slow. It might explain the time paradox of having both Isaac and the Crimson one : Isaac commits suicide in one time loop and is reborn as the Crimson one ( that's the entire nature of time paradoxes )
3-3 foretelling
So if people create a connection with the below/the source they can see the future through the below but the toll on the mind is huge.
Jimmy Says he’s “below watching reruns
Jimmy states Lily can see “the loops, the infinite possibilities
-Jimmy also saw Kathy “over a great pit throwing the last memento of [her father] into the empty blackness below” ( which echoes her fight with her dad in the abyss on day 5)
There are even subtler hints.
This foretelling stuff brings us to Lily.
3-4 Lily
as for Lily : I’d say this part of the plot is really messy. What she can exactly do, what was the church plan for her, what is her ultimate fate.
At some level the writer kinda acknowledge that because in both version she is described in game as a “conundrum” and there seem to be a few contradictions.
No only but most importantly that there is clearly some evolution between OG and DC . See Isaac testimony about the fate post-death of Lily - it dramatically changes between OG and DC :
in OG : in death [she ]ascended , united with the holy conduit (the holy conduit is the religious name given to the lights by Isaac. And Lily materializes indeed as the three lights on day 5 in the below dimension in the OG version )
in DC : Alas there is no hiding from god. Her soul knows only fire and brimstone now. (and she doesnt appear at all in the DC version )
But it’s possible to get some general idea about Lily place in the plot, regardless of the inconsistencies
Lily connection with the below seems particularly strong : she saw the loops, the infinite possibilities
As for why her connection is so strong , it’s easy to miss, but, if you show the botanical note about the red flower to Sue , Lily's mother and asks her if she recognizes it she answers
“Sure smoked it a few times back in the day”
Similar to pot but much stronger and more unpredictable Never touched the stuff AFTER I got pregnant with Lily.”
it seems to hint that Sue might have smoked the red flower at the very start of her pregnancy . Doing so affected Lily in her womb and might have made created a latent connection with the below which fully activated once she found the lights . Keep in mind that the red flower is the key connection between the below and real world.
As for her role, the Church/below clearly seems to see Lily as a tool to propagate their doctrine over the world :
in OG she’s literally described as “prophet” by Isaac on day4 ( in OG she even later merge with the lights ). She is also described as a “chronicler” by both Jimmy and Isaac But DC makes clearer the plans of the Church/below for her : Not only does Isaac blames her for rejecting the gift of prophecy of God.
But In DC day 3 the Crimson man says
Listen to the drawn girl
While she may be free in death , her cold wet hands still trap many in painful ignorance.
Lily was meant to be the one to really propagate the message and convert people to the religion.
Lily turns very unhappy once she found the lights and had visions.
In OG Isaac says she was “part prophet, part mender” in life. Arguably the reason of her suffering and unhappiness was the very visions she received. Consider also that Jimmy vision are not nearly as strong as Lily - he can only perceives some words ,. And consider that as a grown man it was already too Much and he was eventually interned
Lilly is specifically urged by the Crimson Man to “take her medicine” (which means undergoing the mending based on Crimson comment to Kathy) and “fights” with him according to Nathan .
Whether it was because she was unhappy and the Crimson one is naturally attracted to unhappy people or because the mending would have made her a better prophet is arguable . At any rate she resisted : most likely because she had already enough disturbing visions and the mending seemed to involve even more emotional pain.
With those core ideas setup, the chronology of events now makes some sense.

I post the chronology in the comments as I went above the character limit
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2023.04.01 10:07 LoveMangaBuddy Read Master of X-RAY Vision - Chapter 276 - MangaPuma

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2023.04.01 09:58 DUKTFD10 Should I go for postgrad or try for undergrad medicine in Australia?

Hi everyone, I’m currently taking the IBDP program, and we have final exams in a month. The problem I’ve encountered right now is that I’m not sure if my grades are good enough for medicine in Australia as an international student. My predicted grades are 42/45 (this is somewhat consistent throughout this year, I scored about 40/45 in mocks with 2 weeks of prep about 2 months ago), but I heard that top UG med schools in Australia (like Monash or UNSW, with UNSW being my target school) need about a 99.6 in ATAR, while my grades roughly translated to an unadjusted ATAR score of 98.95. Furthermore, I have an offer from Imperial College London for Medical Biosciences, and it’s relatively low for imperial (39/45, one 7 and one 6 for bio and chem, in any order). Since imperial is a pretty prestigious university, I’m not sure if I should just go there and try for postgrad med later in life. So do you guys have any advice on what should I do?
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2023.04.01 07:57 alienasylum332 I tore my meniscus while cleaning the litter box🙃

I tore my meniscus while cleaning the litter box🙃
I genuinely wish I had a cooler story for my most painful injury (so far), but unfortunately, it just sucks lol
Long Story Short—> I live with my older sister, brother in law, and our two cats. I work from home most days while they commute in. The litter box is in the bathroom so it’s easy to scoop and flush. I squatted down to clean it: I scooped, then I twisted to throw the scoop in the toilet, and my left knee popped four times. I fell back, screaming and crying, and realized I couldn’t straighten my leg🫠😵‍💫😵 My brother in law got home and took me to the hospital. Then I saw an orthopedic doctor. Next is MRI- abut ultimately it turns out I need surgery for a bucket handle tear of my lateral meniscus in my left knee- the meniscus is folded inside my knee so that’s why I can’t straighten my leg 🩼🩼
Long Story Longggg —> Wednesday afternoon I was working from home on my back deck enjoying the sun and being productive. I came inside to use the bathroom and then realized the litter box needed to be scooped I squatted down, scooped, and twisted to throw the scoops in the toilet behind me- well on one of the twists to throw the scoop in the toilet- my left knee cracked 4 times.
I fell back and immediately started screaming and crying from the pain. Then I realized I couldn’t straighten my leg, put pressure on it to stand, OR leave it suspended to hop without severe pain. That was pretty scary since I was home alone while my brother in law and sister were at work. Luckily I had my phone with me so I called them. My sister wasn’t able to answer because she was in a meeting.
My brother in law did answer and I said, “ hey I’m not sure where your job site is today , but I’m laying on the floor in the doorway of the downstairs bathroom. I’m okay- but I think I broke my knee while cleaning the litter box. What should I do?” Lmfao🙃🙃🙃😅
Luckier than having my phone with me -he was in the driveway. He had finished and come home early from work. He quickly got in the house and helped me my off the floor- he had saved crutches is the basement.
He drove me to two urgent cares - the first didn’t have imaging equipment and the second didn’t have pain medicine. So we ended up at the local hospital.
They took me right in which I was happy about since I didn’t want to be seen by strangers while I was crying in a wheel chair in the waiting room lol
For pain I was given a shot of Tylenol or something similar in my left arm. They took four tubes of blood from my right arm for blood work.
I don’t think they realized that I was being literal when I said I can’t straighten my leg because when I went to the get an X-ray, the technician got as bent out of shape as my knee about the fact that he could only do an X ray if the leg was straight.
I was crying from the pain, then him being inpatient with me made me cry even more which sucked!
So I got firm with firm with him, and he went to talk to the doctor who ordered a CT scan instead. They also then gave me some morphine 💉since the pain was obviously not fake/insincere/ they knew I wasn’t just being dramatic.
The next 2 hours were spent in my exam/waiting room with my brother in law chatting, which was nice. Because my knee was bent, I sat in a wheel chair most of the time, not on the bed so it took my mind off things for a bit.
Then the nurse came in to bring me to the CT scan. Every time I moved my leg, the pain was unbearable-even on the morphine. It wso strange that it was tolerable while sitting with my foot supported, but the second my leg was suspended to move or tried to straighten- I had brutal sharp internal pain that made my scream and beg for relief.(still a symptom but not as bad)
The CT scan showed no broken bones, but it did show a growth plate abnormality and another area for orthopedic review. I was told to follow up with an orthopedic doctor about a possible torn meniscus and discharged to go home without pain meds and with my knee still locked.😓🩼🩼😫😭 🦵🏻 I stayed on the couch Wednesday night since my room is upstairs. I didn’t sleep at all after the morphine wore off so I had to call out of work on Thursday.
I called the orthopedic doctors office right when they opened. Since they are affiliated with the hospital, they pulled my records & had the doctor take a look. They called me back a few hours later and said, “We’ll see you tomorrow at 11AM”👀😨 I’ve never been told I have an appointment and it worried me that they were so quick/urgent to see me, so I asked if the doctor saw anything on the CT scan.
The woman said, “I can’t say anything like that over the phone, but what I can say is if it wasn’t serious- you would’ve been booked out. So we’ll see you tomorrow at 11AM.” 😰She was very professional and compassionate though❤️
Thursday night my sister and brother and law helped me upstairs. I was able to bathe but it was difficult. I also slept in my own room and I actually got some sleep.
Friday my sister drove me to my orthopedic doctor appointment. When we got there we were seen quickly. The doctor did an exam on my knee, asked me some questions about how it felt, and showed me on a anatomical model what is probably going on in my knee based on the scan, the mechanism of injury, etc.
He was upset that the hospital allowed me to leave with a locked knee so he wanted to try to straighten my leg😓😭 He injected pain medicine (lidocaine or Novocain ?? Idk ) directly into my knee with a ~2 inch needle. I screamed and cried lol💉😭😫 5 minutes later he came back and started jostling my kneel🫠 Even with the pain medicine, I started sweating crying and screaming So eventually he stopped.
That sent my body into a weird pain response - I got nauseous, the cold sweats started , i was dizzy and felt light headed. I didn’t pass out, but I I had to close my eyes and breathe while my sister wiped a wet cold paper towel on my face/neck/wrists Luckily it passed and I was able to gain enough strength to get back in the wheelchair. Since it was clear the meniscus wasn’t ready to unfold, the doctor decided to send me home with pain medicine, an MRI appointment, and the medical education of my injury. The pain and nausea made me start cry like a tired weenie lol but then I saw one of my best friends mom🥺💖 I’ve known her since 2005 when I was 10 so it was comforting to have my sister and another motherly figure of mine there when I coming out of a painful moment. Apparently that’s where she works so I’m happy when I go back she’ll be there.🥰
My sister and I left after chatting for a minute. We stopped at the dispensary because I needed edibles. We went home, she made us lunch, and then she worked from home for a bit.
The hospital called while we were hanging out. I have my MRI on Wednesday April 5th. Then probably surgery Thursday .
My brother in Jose grabbed my pain medicine on his way home so I have some relief, but the pain is still bothersome on 10mg oxycodone
Oh! And I have my period this week 🙂🙂 This sucks lol
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2023.04.01 07:50 hcmillz Metoprolol and Bigeminy

Metoprolol and Bigeminy
33/F/26 weeks pregnant/heart structure normal/bloods normal/PVCs for 2 years
Hi guys,
I’ve posted a few times here about how much worse my PVCs have gotten while pregnant. I’ve been lucky enough to see an Obstetrics Internal Medicine Specialist regarding this issue and he prescribed me Metoprolol (12.5mg twice per day). I’ve been taking the meds for 2 weeks now and I’ve noticed a decrease in intensity of the PVCs, but not in frequency. I am in CONSTANT Bigeminy. All day. I am in Bigeminy more than I am in regular sinus rhythm. My burden is around 8% per day and it seems like they all happen in sequences of Bigeminy.
Is anyone else going through this? I think I might need to give the meds a little longer to have full affect.
I have attached my week long holter and most recent ECG to this post if you’re interested.
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2023.04.01 07:45 Ralts_Bloodthorne First Contact - Chapter 925 - Edge of Twilight

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The strangest thing about Builder artifacts is that they stay dormant unless prodded. More than a half dozen species grew to maturity on worlds with Builder artifacts hidden beneath lava flows, embedded in bedrock, or on the deeper ocean's floors. Those Builder artifacts stayed dormant. No signals, no power, no nothing.
However, once they were poked or prodded, they reacted with sudden, often shocking, levels of violence to protect themselves and maintain their integrity. Once the Builder's relic deduced that it was no longer threatened, it once again went dormant.
Other relics, however, react with shocking violence the first time they are encountered.
In every case, it becomes quickly apparent: Even though the Builders are unaware of us, fought on our worlds and in our stellar systems when we were still, at the most, hunter-gatherer species, they do. not. like. us.
Once again, the question remains: Who did the Builders hate with such ferocity that even today they will not allow their relics to be touched?
And the question most academics don't like to exam: Do the Builder's sworn enemies still exist?
And the final question: Are we somehow those enemies?
Or rather, we were? Are we what remains of The Builder's ancient foes?
Was their hate reserved for our ancestors?
Is their hate reserved for us? - Thoughts on The Builders, Hrsh.ket Press, 528 Current Era
Commander Jane Marcus Prestini raised her head up from where she had slumped forward in her chair, her face against the soft pad that depicted anime-esque dancing and wrestling Kobold squirmlings. Her eyes focused on the LED dot that moved around the pad, leaving a changing RGB color streak behind it as it moved around and around the pad.
She shook her head to clear the muzziness and looked at screen.
Not at her command screen, which dutifully waited for her to provide input before it went from queue orders to manual control, but at the screen she'd dedicated to log files.
She looked it over and checked.
Jane made a face as she saw she had stroked out fourteen minutes ago. The first clone, completed twelve point three two one eight minutes ago had suffered an explosive cerebral hemorrhage when it was 'kickstarted'. The second clone had been brain dead from the get go. The system had defragged and then run CRC repairs. The third clone had errored out during cellular printing.
She was the fourth.
Jane reached out and pawed at the mini-fridge, pulling out a cold drink. Countess Crey Sexy Battery Acid and Over-Ripe Fruit Medly <> She cracked it open with the same hand she held it with, then took a long drink.
Her vitals were settling down. Blood pressure was still a little high, her Beta waves were kicking a little, her endocrine system was showing a few jots and tittles, but it was within the new tolerances.
The med-system finished its checks and threw the number up on the clock.
793 Minutes 52.82143 Seconds
Her new Lifeclock.
She checked her Actions Per Minute.
Well, the last fourteen minutes were all zero, but just before she'd stroked out she had dropped to eighty-five APM and 2.8 Clicks Per Second.
She made a face.
I wouldn't have even passed initial training with those shitty numbers, she thought to herself.
She ran the cold can over her face, then checked her queues.
None of them had dropped below the twenty-five minutes to complete level.
She hadn't lost too many facilities, although it looked like the Slorpies were concentrating on fabrication and energy production facilities, trying to strangle her logistics systems.
Taking another drink, she used her free hand to dance her fingers across the manual keyboard. The holographic keyboard was a thing of the past.
I'm fighting my way backwards. Rather than updates, I'm regressing. Pretty soon I'll be typing kekekekek.
Voice command was shot. It no longer responded. Even newly fabbed components refused to work correctly. Motion Input and her cyberjack no longer worked.
Cascading software failures.
But she was Commander Jane Marcus Prestini.
And she would not yield.
Cold storage decompression was still running. She had those programs on a loop. Born Whole Fast Bake templates, clone templates, weaponry templates, vehicle templates.
She kept having to send the templates to dedicated facilities to be decrypted and decompressed, building that went by the nickname Arendees.
Her systems were badly damaged. Hard drops. Crossing dimensional rifts. Space-time gates.
She was built for it, but machinery, technology, had a limit that flesh could overcome.
Jane knew it, down to her bones, it wasn't hardware, it wasn't fancy toys, that made the difference.
It was willpower, dedication, and raw flesh, blood, and bone.
She tossed the can away, bouncing it into the reclamator, and pulled out another one without looking, even while she kept fast-fingering commands in. The can gave just a snap, no hiss, and she knew that the nanoforge had errored out and given her either flat stimfizz or an empty can. She chucked it, noted by the sound of the can it was probably full of dust, and grabbed another one.
Snozzberry and Blue Licorice.
She swilled down half of it, poured some down her bare back, then finished off the can and tossed it.
Jane checked her hand, holding it out steady.
The shakes were subsiding.
But she knew they'd be back.
A beeping got her attention and she cursed as she spotted the problem immediately.
She hit the emergency shields, cranked them up high, slammed the blast shutters down, and felt the harness bite hard, yanking her back in the chair.
Ultrasonic missiles fired less than three miles out, from under the swamp-sea, leaving a bright white trail as their sprint drives kicked in, whipped toward her.
Her point defense got most of them.
The rest of them sped over the top of her base.
Instead of orienting for a top-down attack like she had expected, they whipped across.
Jane realized what the attack's actual objective was as the missiles hit and detonated.
No flare of antimatter. No white flash of atomics.
Pure ultra-high-ex shape charges.
The charges hit the mountain just to her north, that mountain that half her base was snuggled up against.
Cursing, Jane ramped the shielding up as high as it would go, ordered her two construction drones into the nearest building and into shock positions, and watched as the entire side of the mountain shivered for a split-second.
With a roar she could hear through her equipment, the entire side of the mountain gave away. She ignored the spectacle as she slammed the integrity fields to the max and ordered the point defense to start shooting at the leading wave.
The rubble slammed down, held back for a moment by her battlescreens and the ferocity of her point defense fire.
Just long enough for Asshat and Bitchmade to make it to the buildings.
The battlescreens gave out, the mechanisms exploding, just as the rock covered the entire base.
Jane kept snapping out orders across the UHF and VHF systems, filling the queues.
She heard the slamming of boulders the size of houses impacting the armor of the command center but kept giving orders.
The rocks that hit the swamp-sea caused huge waves to wash over the debris.
Anything that had compromised integrity shorted out.
She maxed out the queues just as the VHF, UHF, and ULF systems were crushed.
Insulation and lighting strips fell from the ceiling along with tiles.
She cursed, throwing off a strip of insulation, her hands jutting out to take control, her fingers twiddling and tapping as fast as she could.
She activated macros, gave point to point orders, then leaned back.
The command center's internal repair systems had fully loaded queues. The external systems were running hard.
She took nearly five seconds to think without moving. Her APM and CPS monitors beeped but she ignored them.
Right before she had lost communication, one of her hovering drone spy-eyes had shown that the Slorpies had followed up with another hit, this one converting a bunch of the rubble into molten rock that was flowing down over the debris.
That made her grin.
You did it in the wrong order, she smiled.
She took out a drink, going through three before she found one that was drinkable. She reached to the back of the mini-fridge and thumped on the nutriforge with two knuckles.
It hissed back.
Standard tactic would be to clear the rubble ASAP, give her nearest factories the ability to add into the fight, since their command turnaround was measured in picoseconds.
But she was running on UHF, ULF, and VHF bands. That meant putting up new systems.
She hmm'd, checking the map. Brought up a few pieces of equipment.
Adjusting an autonomous mobile sword mark-2 would provide the fast tunneling system. Another modification to a standard system would make it so the AMS2 would leave behind a thick bundle of shielded superconductor cable behind it.
More adjustments. Then run it through the simulation system a dozen times.
AMS systems had a tendency to go rogue after a few months of use, but that wasn't her problem. The software was prone to error cascades now that the Jessica-Syndrome had been beaten.
Of course, she always doubled up with bedrock gapped timer based anti-matter destruction charges.
The simulation beeped and she went back to work.
She compared the time to manufacture and deploy those systems to digging herself out.
Less than a tenth of the time.
She punched in the orders and waited.
Her headache was starting.
The guzzled fizzystims and the Countess Crey Fruit Pies she shoved in her mouth fixed that.
Her screens were blinking that she was cut off from the actual status of the other bases and facilities as well as her fighting forces.
Which is why she kept reprioritizing the Level Two Born Whole templates. They could make autonomous decisions.
Sure, the cloning banks kept blowing out, the Born Whole Digicreche kept crashing, but she just rebuilt them over and over.
Hard cable connection was made. Asshat and Bitchmade signaled they'd made it and managed to repair the systems to the buildings they had sheltered in.
Her screens were still blinking that she was cut off, but she refilled the queues and then ordered all living and DS forces to file status reports.
She watched the timer even as she brought up more and more templates.
Her nose started bleeding.
It didn't matter.
She wiped her nose and mouth, then wiped her gory hand off on her bare thigh.
Orbital and stellar forces had obtained victory sixteen hours ago, but it had been mutually assured destruction at the end. The Slorpies were being very careful to go after any sat-com systems she tried to put up to the point that she'd managed to get them to break off on full on assaults to assault a hard-light frame construction point for a sat-com system.
She gave instructions to Asshate and Bitchmade to dig themselves access tunnels to the next facilities and begin repairs. She prioritized the creation engines and the reclamation yard.
She felt the trickle down her neck from her left ear right when the system beeped that Cockhead and Dipshit had been rebuilt. She ordered them in and leaned back, blinking.
She had a slight red tinge to her vision.
She checked her Lifeclock.
She was in the red.
Jane tabbed a few notes in the system that kept the logs and grabbed another cold drink. The repair spider climbed out from behind the minifridge where it had just finished making repairs and Jane took the time to scratch it with the edge of the can. It beeped with happiness and moved on to the next task.
The first connection was made and her screens started flashing that they were updating.
Jane blinked, clearing her eyes, and checked the queues.
They were good for at least three hours.
She nodded to herself.
Cracking open another can, she lifted it up and inhaled the released carbonation.
It made her sneeze.
She held back the sneeze.
She was dead before her face hit her decorative mat.
Commander Jane Marcus Prestini smiled as she shook her head. She checked her Lifeclock, then the logs.
She had been gone 16.73 minutes this time.
Her Lifeclock had slightly longer.
She cracked her knuckles, looked over the monitors, and activated her keyboard.
Jane grinned as she used one hand to go through her menus, checking her queues, as she reached out and grabbed a can of Liquid Hate.
The battle was going against the Slorpies now. She knew they had assumed she was knocked out.
Now she was back.
"You'll be sorry" the can squeaked as she opened it.
The template decrypter beeped and her grin got wider.
Yuriko Template Ready...
flashed on the screen.
"Tier Three... online," she whispered.
Time to teach the Slorpies that they weren't the only ones that could come up with new tricks.
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2023.04.01 06:50 lamoja Age bias and the utter ridiculous nature of “sub-clinical” or “pseudo” hypothyroidism.

Hey everyone, I’m a 25F, who’s life has been plagued by an supposed autoimmune conditions. Mostly the story starts late 2020, I was in line to vote and I pass out luckily I was chatting with an RN and she helped me out. 2 weeks later I ended up losing most feeling waist down and felt minimal feeling in my toes which was tingling and pain. I spent that entire year in and out of the hospital being treated for an unknown cause peripheral neuropathy. My nerves were really damaged and I still am recovering from it.
Now the thyroid…I’ve always been told it was slightly underractive but “TS4 is normal” so it was left alone. I know correlation doesn’t equal causation and I’m okay with my peripheral neuropathy being a completely independent event separate from everything else but I’ve seen my symptoms get worse.
From my skin, my unexplainable weight gain from being able to walk everyday and exercise to not being able to leave bed, severe lethargy and malaise, all my hair fell out, my eye pain and lid retraction, and feeling frozen all the time. I eat right and I’m exercising again but I don’t think it’s working.
I contacted my dermatologist for an acne consult and he was extremely kind as he was asking me about my neuropathy (I went to Mayo Clinic usually doctors are nicer when they find out you’re a mystery) and he said he wanted to run some blood work because things don’t sound right. He ran TSH 8.4, he didn’t do T4 as it was 1.4 last checked in Dec, ESR which was 74, free test which was 8, normal is <7, and test which was 8.4. He did test others as well but they were normal. He sent a letter to my family doctor asking the best way to move forward to collaborate and derm said to speak with gynecologist.
Now I’ve been trying to see an Endo in my area but he didn’t take my insurance and my family doctor is good but swamped and never returns phone calls or well his office doesn’t. And anyways He just passes me from specialist to specialist. I feel it’s not worth bothering him about it since most of the consensus online is to not treat it since it’s sub clinical and T4 is normal.
I’ve experienced so much age bias because I’m “young and healthy” but also race bias. My family thinks I like being sick and I’m doing it to myself but all this sub-clinical stuff is upsetting me because “??” how is it fair to live in a body that’s can hardly feel it’s lower half, is in pain, depressed, oh and I sound like I’ve chain smoked all my life. I just don’t even feel like I’m me anymore and There’s nothing.
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Sorry any thoughts?
Edit 2: Dec 2022 I went to Mayo for neuro check up and neurologist ran TSH and it was 5.4, 3/14 8.4. And I didn’t know that hypothyroidism can cause peripheral neuropathy and I’m kind of wondering why any didn’t mention that my line of thinking wasn’t off to suspect there might be deeper connection. I see an internal medicine doctor on 4/19 and on 4/11 for labs. Should I ask their office to include TSH as well?
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2023.04.01 05:21 Grocery-Super Toenail Fungus Treatment Best Over Counter

Toenail Fungus Treatment Best Over Counter
Toenail fungus, or onychomycosis, is a common fungal infection that affects the nails on the feet and hands. It can be a frustrating and uncomfortable condition, but fortunately, there are many over-the-counter treatments available that can help. In this article, we will discuss the best over-the-counter treatments for toenail fungus, including both non-prescription topical treatments and holistic approaches that aim to treat the root cause of the condition.
Illustration for toenail fungus and over-the-counter treatment

Treating the top (manifestation of the disease) and the root of the disease is the basic standard of Medicine

The first step in treating toenail fungus is to address the visible symptoms, such as thick, discolored nails. However, it is also important to treat the underlying cause of the infection, such as an imbalance in the body's natural microbiome or a weakened immune system. This two-pronged approach is the basic standard of medicine, and is key to effectively treating toenail fungus.

Non-prescription treatments

One popular over-the-counter treatment for toenail fungus is topical antifungal creams, ointments, and sprays. These products work by killing the fungus that is causing the infection. While they can be effective in treating mild cases of toenail fungus, they may not be sufficient for more severe infections.
In addition to topical treatments, there are also many natural remedies that can be effective in treating toenail fungus. For example, tea tree oil has antifungal properties and can be applied directly to the affected nails. Other natural remedies include apple cider vinegar, garlic, and coconut oil.
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While topical treatments can be effective in treating the visible symptoms of toenail fungus, they may not address the underlying cause of the infection. To truly treat the root cause of toenail fungus, it is important to return the body to its natural state. This can be achieved through a variety of holistic approaches, including dietary changes, exercise, and stress reduction techniques.
One effective approach to holistic healing is East-West integrated medicine, which combines the best of both Eastern and Western medicine. This approach is based on the Jing-Qi-Shen principle, which focuses on the power of internal forces to heal the body. By incorporating acupuncture, herbal medicine, and other holistic therapies, East-West integrated medicine can help to restore balance to the body and improve overall health.
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Concluding Remarks

💠 In conclusion, toenail fungus is a common condition that can be effectively treated with a combination of over-the-counter treatments and holistic approaches. Topical treatments can be effective in treating the visible symptoms of toenail fungus, while natural remedies and East-West integrated medicine can help to address the underlying cause of the infection. With the right treatment plan, you can effectively treat toenail fungus and enjoy healthy, happy feet.
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2023.04.01 04:46 MCMcKinley Some select examples of Stephen GC's cleanest, best lyrics ...

Gift for Lady Phoenix
Song Description This is the story of a man who encounters a prostitute, realizes that she has a sincere heart, and helps her to find her missing daughter. There is good in many people, despite thier station in life.
Story Behind the Song This is based partially on a true story told to me at a bar.
She looked better on the street than in the car, Once pretty, facial lines that hid a scar, Alcohol, child abuse, likely her past, But I couldn?t say no, to her toothless smile, quite so fast.
She said ?Can you read this letter to me now, I think it?s from a daughter I once had, but lost somehow.? Illiterate, I thought, then read these words to her, ?Please come and find me mama, ?cause I?m your little girl.?
So here?s my gift to you sweet Lady Phoenix, A bit more cash just didn?t seem enough, Your heart?s so pure, I feel like a king tonight, Your daughter is the diamond of your life.
Baby-faced woman , and her man, Sit in front of me, She makes circles on his back, With nails of red and black, In her eyes is a smile from the heart.
I?m jealous of love, I?m jealous of love, I want someone to touch me that way, I?ve never felt fingertips like that.
Tiny fingers touch his face,
She thinks I?m sleeping. But out of the corner of my eye I see her reflection. She stands naked, brush in hand,
For the Credits
It?s the aftermath, Of your night-long lover?s debut. Did you have your fun, Crawling on your knees?
The Little Things We Do
Song Description A man just out of a short stint in jail reflects on how precious the little things are that he does with his wife/significant other.
Woke this morning, the devil knows, Thirty-six hours in orange clothes, Found out how fleeting, Freedom can be.
You stood by me, got me out, Said your piece, without a shout, You said, you learned your lesson, Get on with your life.
Subject Matter
Making Up, Marriage
Walking with my dog, On the bluffs in California, Pretty girl ahead, Pony tail and baseball cap, oh yeah.
Song Description Short film or TV clip that talks about breaking a bad habit. The habit is not specified.
Story Behind the Song Written in a very depressed mood.
How did my demons start to win, Why?s my life so far astray, Now my gut keeps churning on, Have my friends all gone away?
How did I drift into the position, Crossing my own internal boundaries, With dire consequences to me, Stop this habit now.
You're My Testosterone
Making love with you, Amplifies the best in me. No fantasy is unfulfilled,
Song Description A man meets a lady at a party who claims to have known him in past lives. Their lives evolve together, like pearls on two strings.
Our lives are, a necklace of pearls on two strings, We travel together through time, Each life a pearl, past, present, On this pearl as lovers we rhyme.?
Mother, son Father, daughter Brother, sister Best friends Finally lovers Found each other Now together Once again
Song Description "Letters Tell" is the story of a student returning to the first week of classes and wallking to his springtime lover's her new address. Her letters tell him she still loves him...but does she?
Story Behind the Song This song occured to me as I was on a business trip to the Dartmouth campus during the first week of classes.
Walking quickly to her new address, my heart is pounding, Will she care less?
It?s the first week of classes, As she comes down to the door, Will her look be excitement, or will this just be a chore?
Always Be Young (on Venice Beach)
Song Description Meditation on people and scenes in a colorful Venice California, a beach town. You never grow old in a place like this.
Story Behind the Song Sometimes I drop my wife off for an early flight at LAX. On the way home I stop by in Venice and enjoy the ambiance from the Washington Street pier north. Venice is a magic place.
Even in a wet suit her shape looks nice, Smiles from a surfboard with a touch of spice, This runaway girl rides the wave,
Story Behind the Song This setting took place on my first international trip where I "came of age" but the presence of this fictional woman would have made it perfect.
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2023.04.01 04:42 1000000students Master List of What President Biden Has Done - Year 2

What President Biden has done - Year Two Makes sexual harassment in the military a crime
Economy grows faster than China's for 1st time in 20 years - Strongest economic growth since 1984
Limits the release of mercury from coal-burning power plants
Kills ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi
$5 billion for electric vehicle chargers
Gives $7 billion in frozen Afghanistan funds to compensate 9/11 victims and provide humanitarian aid
Posts $119 billion budget surplus in January; first in over 2 years
Unites world against Russia aggression
Imposes stiff sanctions to stifle Russian economy
Led the Western world in defending Ukraine against Russia's invasion
Ends forced arbitration in sexual assault cases in the workplace
Reinstates California authority to set pollution standards for cars
Ends asylum restrictions for children traveling alone
Clarifies the role of podiatric medicine for Veterans
Reauthorizes and strengthens the Violence Against Women Act
Creates Amache National Historic Site as America’s newest national park
Makes lynching a federal crime
Initiates "use it, or lose it" policy on drilling on public lands to force oil companies to increase production
Releases one million barrels of oil a day for 6 months from strategic reserves to ease gas prices
Rescinds Trump-era policy allowing rapid expulsion of migrants at border and blocks them from seeking asylum
Expunges student loan defaults
Overhauled the US Postal Service's finances to allow the agency to modernize its service
Requires federal dollars spent on infrastructure to use materials made in America
Restores environmental reviews for major infrastructure projects
Launches $6 billion effort to save distressed nuclear plants
Provides $385 million to help families and individuals with home energy costs through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. This is in addition to $4.5 billion provided in the American Rescue Plan.
Establishes national registry of police officers who are fired for misconduct
Lifts sanctions on the Rojava and other opposition-held territory in Syria
Tightens restrictions on chokeholds, no-knock warrants, and transfer of military equipment to police departments
Requires all federal Law enforcement officers to wear body cameras
$265 million for South Florida reservoir, key component of Everglades restoration
Major wind farm project off West coast to provide electricity for 1.5 million homes
Continues Obama administration's practice of posting log records of visitors to White House
Devotes $2.1 billion to strengthen US food supply chain
Round 6 student loan debt cancelation: $5.8 billion - This is in addition to $20.7 billion previously cancelled
Invokes Defense Production Act to rapidly expand domestic production of critical clean energy technologies
Enacts two-year pause of anti-circumvention tariffs on solar
Allocates funds to federal agencies to counter 300-plus anti-LGBTQ laws by state lawmakers this year alone
Round 7 of student loan cancellation: $6 billion to 200,000 defrauded borrowers - Bringing total to $31 billion
Relaunches cancer 'moonshot' initiative to help cut death rate
Expands access to emergency contraception and long-acting reversible contraception
Prevents states from banning Mifepristone -- a medication used to end early pregnancy that has FDA approval
Steps to ensure the safety of those seeking and providing abortion care, including by protecting mobile clinics
Protecting privacy, safety and security of patients, providers and clinics
21 executive actions to reduce gun violence
Climate Smart Buildings Initiative: Creates public-private partnerships to modernize Federal buildings to meet agencies’ missions, create good-paying jobs, and cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions - Paying for today’s needed renovations with tomorrow’s energy savings without requiring upfront taxpayer funding
Safeguards access to health care, including the right to choose and contraception
Oversees effort to admit Finland and Sweden to NATO
Ends Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy
Operation Fly-Formula bringing needed baby formula – (19 missions to date)
Executive order protecting travel for abortion
Kills Al Qaeda leader and 9/11 architect Al-Zawahiri with no civilian casualties
Invested more in crime control and prevention than any president in history
As of August 2022, unemployment at 3.5% (50 year low)
Gas Prices drop below $4 a gallon
Provides death, disability, and education benefits to public safety officers and survivors who are killed or injured in the line of duty
Round 8 of student loan cancellation: $3.4 Billion dollars of defrauded IT student loans have been cancelled
Reunites 400 migrant families separated under Trump
$1.66 billion in grants to transit agencies, territories, and states to invest in 150 bus fleets and facilities
Brokers joint US/Mexico infrastructure project - Mexico to pay $1.5 billion for US border security and processing source says
Blocked 4 hospital mergers that would've driven up prices and is poised to thwart more anti-competition consolidation attempts
Gets $1.5 billion in new border control security at the border and got Mexico to pay for it
Historic Police Reform
FIRST MAJOR GUN LEGISLATION IN 30 YEARS • $750 million to implement and run crisis intervention programs
• Ended boyfriend loophole – Previously only married people convicted of domestic abuse were banned from owning firearms. The new law extends it to people who are dating
• Requires gun sellers to register as Federally Licensed Firearm Dealers
• More thorough reviews of people ages 18-21 who want to buy guns
• New statutes against gun trafficking and straw trafficking
• Increases funding for mental health programs and school security
THE PACT ACT • Ensures high-quality health care screenings and services to veterans exposed to potential toxic exposure
• Extends period of time veterans have to enroll in VA health care from 5 to 10 years post discharge
• Codifies VA’s new process for evaluating and determining exposure and service connection for various chronic conditions
• Removes need for certain veterans and their survivors to prove service connection if diagnosed with one of 23 specific conditions
• Requires VA to conduct new studies of veterans health trends
• Provides critical resources to VA to ensure delivery of
• Invests in VA health care facilities by authorizing 31 major medical health clinics and research facilities in 19 states
THE CHIPS ACT • Provides $52.7 billion to secure domestic supply of American made semi-conductor chips, create tens of thousands of good-paying, union construction jobs and thousands more high-skilled manufacturing jobs, and catalyze hundreds of billions more in private
• $39 billion in manufacturing incentives
• $2 billion for the legacy chips used in automobiles and defense systems
• $13.2 billion in R&D and workforce development
• $500 million to provide international information communications technology security and semiconductor supply chain activities
• Provides a 25 percent investment tax credit for capital expenses for manufacturing of semiconductors and related equipment
• Largest climate investment in history - Will reduce 40% amount of carbon released into atmosphere by 2030
• Defines greenhouse gases as a pollutant making them subjected to pollution laws
• $370 billion for U.S. energy security and fighting climate change
• Tax incentives for switching to electricity to power homes and vehicles
• $60 billion invested creating millions of new domestic clean manufacturing jobs and 550,000 new clean energy jobs
• Will quadruple the number of solar panels over the next 8 years
• Cuts energy bills by $500 to $1,000 per year
• Doubles battery storage on the grid
• Invests in disadvantaged communities
• $62 billion to extend subsidies for health insurance under the ACA
• Provides free vaccines (2023), $35/month insulin for Medicare patients, (2023) and caps out-of-pocket drug costs to an estimated $4,000 or less in 2024 and settling at $2,000 in 2025
• Lowers health care costs of the average enrollee $800/year in the ACA marketplace
• Allows Medicare to negotiate 100 drugs over the next decade, and requires drug companies to rebate price increases higher than inflation
Inflation Reduction:
• Significantly Lowers energy and health care costs for families
• Reduces Deficit by $313,000,000,000
• Closes tax loopholes used by wealthy: a 15% corporate minimum tax, a 1% fee on stock buybacks and enhanced IRS enforcement
• Protects families and small business making under $400,000 a year
The Cost • $485 billion of new costs would be offset with $790 billion of additional revenue and savings over a decade.
Total Revenue Raised: $737 billion
• 15% Minimum tax on corporations with profits exceeding $1 billion
• Prescription Drug Pricing Reform: $265 billion
• IRS Tax Enforcement: $124 billion
• 1% Stock Buybacks Fee: $74 billion
• Loss Limitation extension: $ 52 billion
Deficit Reduction:
• $313 billion dollars
STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS (Round 8 and by far the largest) • $20,000 for everyone with Pell Grants
• $10,000 for everyone else making less than $125,000 for individuals & $250,000 married couples
• Payments again paused until the end of 2022
• Payments for undergrad loans capped at 5% of your income (previously was 10%)
• This is addition to the 8 previous rounds of debt cancellation totally $35 billion
• 20-40 million people will benefit
• Codifies DACA into law - Allows dreamers (children of immigrants born in US) ability to work and stay in US
Declares Moonshot Style Effort to Cure Cancer • Hires Dr. Renee Wegrzyn as the inaugural Director of ARPA-H, a new agency to drive biomedical innovation
• Launches National Biotechnology and Manufacturing Initiative
• Cancer Cabinet’s progress towards delivering cancer detection tech and support for researchers across US
Infrastructure Projects in Individual States Created by Infrastructure Bill
All-Time Low Uninsured rate
10 million jobs—more than ever created before at this point of a presidency
3.5% unemployment rate—a near record low in the history of this country
Best Economic growth in over two decades (yes that has been adjusted for inflation)
More than 220 million Americans were vaccinated
Record small business creation
Round nine of student loan forgiveness - $1.5 Billion for defrauded college borrowers
Biden created DOJ task force dismantles human smuggling organization near Texas-American border
Intervened to prevent nation-wide rail strike which would have caused national economic disaster
Blocks Chinese investments in US tech
Eliminates statute of limitations for civil suits for people who were sexually abused as minors
Pardons thousands for simple possession of marijuana
Reevaluating how cannabis is classified. Currently it is schedule I like heroin - Meth & coke are schedule II
Reunited over 500 families separated at the border by Trump policies
Puts new limits on drone strikes including requiring the presidential approval
Brokered deal between Israel and Lebanon ending maritime boundary dispute and establish a permanent maritime boundary between them
PAWS Act: Requires zoos, commercial animal dealers, and research facilities to have contingency plans in place to evacuate and care for animals in an emergency or disaster situation
Increases veterans’' life insurance benefit coverage to $500,000. First increase in 17 years
Ensures US is not funding or participating in human trafficking of 3rd world-country workers through our contracts overseas
Enacts aggressive steps to improve quality of nursing homes
Codifies Gay Marriage into law - Protects Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage
Prohibits private possession of big cats and prohibits exhibitors from allowing direct contact with cubs
Electrifies US Postal trucks by 2026
Stops the forcing out of pregnant workers, or denying reasonable accommodations
Extended health care funding for the 9/11 first-responders and survivors
Streamlined Veterans home loans, provided way to transfer GI Bill benefits to new school, and provided support for survivors of military sexual trauma.
Year Two Accomplishments: 4.5 million jobs added in year two - Over 11 million jobs added in first two years
Unemployment rate at 50 year low
Cuts budget deficit in half - $1.4 trillion deficit reduction is the largest single-year reduction in US history
Greatest year in history for new small business applications - (over 10 million new businesses created)
Record number of Americans having health insurance
This Senate has confirmed 97 federal judges
Limit China’s technological development breaking decades of federal policy and represents most aggressive American action yet to curtail Beijing’s economic and military rise
Appointed more black women to the court than any president in history
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Armenia and Greece sign military cooperation plan for 2023

The program for 2023 includes 21 activities, of which 15 will take place in Greece and 6 in Armenia:
• Joint training of Special Forces – Special Operations Forces.
• Co-training on Electronic Warfare.
• Participation in the Multinational Training Centre for Peace Support Operations.
• Exchange of experiences and lessons in Air Defence Systems.
• Staff exchange and visits to schools and multinational schools, as well as seminars.
• Staff meetings and talks on matters of mutual interest, with special emphasis on the field of Military Intelligence.
The signing of the Program confirms the strong military ties of the two countries and further strengthens the operational capabilities and the level of interoperability of their Armed Forces, contributing to the strengthening of the role played by Greece and Armenia in ensuring stability and security in the wider region.

Cabinet approves military-technical cooperation agreement with Czech Republic

The Government of Armenia on March 30 approved the agreement on military-technical cooperation with Czech Republic which was signed in 2019.
The agreement envisages cooperation in military education, defense industry, military history and museology, as well as participation in peacekeeping missions abroad. It will be sent to the Constitutional Court to determine its compliance with the constitution, and in the event of receiving a positive response the agreement will be submitted to parliament for ratification.

Border guards to take over the protection of road connecting Lachin Corridor to Armenia – PM

“But since the road connecting the Lachin Corridor to the Republic of Armenia was not completely ready, a temporary route was launched that entered the territory of the Republic of Armenia through the Kornidzor Bridge, then again into the territory of Azerbaijan, then again into the territory of the Republic of Armenia. According to the agreement reached, this route was supposed to operate until April 1, 2023,” the Prime Minister said.
He emphasized that the border guard troops will be stationed at the state border of the Republic of Armenia in the same positions where the units of the Ministry of Defense were stationed until now.
PM Pashinyan said the Azerbaijani side tried to present the situation as another “blockbuster.”
“This approach is at least not constructive. No change in the Armenian positions has occurred as a result of all this, with the difference that we intend to protect the area in question, unlike before, through Border Guard troops. In other words, the change that takes place is as follows: from the same positions along the state border of the Republic of Armenia, the units of the Ministry of Defense will withdraw according to the plan, and units of the Border Guard troops will be deployed in their place. We made the same proposal to Azerbaijan as well, so that the same would happen on Azerbaijan’s side. I hope that this process will take place without provocations,” Nikol Pashinyan stated.

I have great hopes that the Azerbaijani forces will return to the designated places. Governor of Syunik

According to him, there is no panic in the border communities, but people are worried about the created situation.
Syunik Marz Governor Robert Ghukasyan has been in Tegh community for two days already. According to the report of the National Security Service, from April 1, the road connecting the territory of the Republic of Armenia to the Lachin Corridor will pass through the Kornidzor-Tegh route, only through the territory of the Republic of Armenia. According to the agreements reached yesterday between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the border guards of the two countries were to be deployed on both sides of the border along the above-mentioned section in the last days of March. According to the calculations of the Armenian side, the Azerbaijani side was located 100 to 300 meters ahead of the border at five points. "Radiolur" talked with Syunik Marz Governor Robert Ghukasyan.

Against all challenges, we should not deviate from the development agenda of Armenia for a single moment. PM Pashinyan

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan received the President of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France, Laurent Wauquiez, and the delegation led by him, who were on a two-day visit to the Syunik Province, ARMENPRESS was informed from the Office of the Prime Minister.
"Of course, we are in a very difficult period, and our country and the region are experiencing very difficult times. In this sense, such visits are also very important in terms of conveying moral strength and support, including political. I would like to emphasize the importance of your visit to the starting point of the Lachin Corridor and the Syunik Province and, of course, your messages regarding the existing situation."
"I would also like to hear your impressions from the visit. I hope you have noticed that despite all the problems, we are making very serious investment projects in the republic, including in the Syunik Province. massive construction works are being carried out: roads, schools, kindergartens, other infrastructures, because our approach is that despite all the challenges, we should not deviate for a moment from the development agenda of Armenia. Recently, the European Union's investment and economic plan was launched in Syunik Province, which is extremely important. We also hope that the presence of the EU civilian mission along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border will become an additional factor contributing to stability and security. I welcome you once again."
The President of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France said,
"Thank you very much, Mr. Prime Minister.
This is the second time we are meeting, and I have the greatest respect for what you are doing for Armenia in this very difficult period. Last time I was very impressed with your strength and your will to move forward with very specific plans.
You are asking about my impressions from this visit. first of all, I want to say that it was very important for us to go to the Syunik Province and be the first French local authority to establish cooperation with the region, because we understand very well how important Syunik is for the territorial integrity of Armenia."
The parties emphasized the consistent efforts of the international community towards stability and peace in the region.
The interlocutors also discussed the prospects for the development of multi-sector partnership and the expansion of trade and economic ties. In this regard, the signing of the Cooperation Agreement between the Syunik Province and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region on March 29 was highlighted.
The Prime Minister noted that the Armenian Government consistently continues the policy of balanced territorial development, and in this regard, attached great importance to the strengthening of decentralized cooperation with France and the exchange of experience between regions. Nikol Pashinyan referred to the reform agenda of the Government of Armenia, measures being implemented to improve the investment environment. Laurent Wauquiez thanked for the information, noting that French companies are interested in doing business in Armenia.
The sides exchanged ideas on opportunities for implementing joint projects in the fields of agriculture, healthcare, education, infrastructure, and renewable energy.

Whoever attacks Syunik will be attacking Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, says Laurent Wauquiez

“That’s why we decided to have a cooperation agreement between our region and Syunik province. The agreement was signed in a very meaningful place, in the Tatev Monastery. Cooperation will relate to healthcare, agriculture and education. I’ve said that whoever attacks Syunik will be attacking my region,” Wauquiez said, repeating his statement made at the signing ceremony earlier.
“This isn’t a dispute between two countries where borders aren’t clarified and it could last forever, this is a total disregard for human rights that are protected under all international conventions, this is a desire to destroy a nation, its culture and history, its memory. This is certainly Armenia’s struggle, Artsakh’s struggle, but this is also a bigger struggle, this is a struggle for all the values that we bear. This is a struggle for civilization and democracy. Protecting you means protecting all these values,” the French politician added.
He called for stronger reaction by the international community and international sanctions against Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
“It was decided not to buy Russian gas any more after the occupation of some parts of Ukraine, but is the Azerbaijani gas more acceptable? Why weren’t there any consequences for what happened, why are there no sanctions against the Aliyev regime? I share these questions with you and I am equally angered,” he said.
Wauquiez said that together with his 40-member delegation he visited Syunik province. “All members of my delegation can now say, I have been there, I have seen what’s happening, I know what’s happening. The Azerbaijani troops came and captured the parts from the sovereign territory of Armenia where we went just one day earlier.”

Nagorno Karabakh FM meets with Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes President Laurent Wauquiez in Yerevan

France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region to attempt humanitarian convoy passage into blockaded Nagorno Karabakh

“In 2019, we met with representatives of Artsakh and signed a cooperation agreement between my region and Artsakh. We’d adopted a political position in my region to confirm Artsakh’s right to independence, which led to serious pressures by Pan-Turkist terrorist organizations against me and my family. Why am I here today? Because I am well aware that the entire international attention is on Ukraine and there is a serious danger for Armenia and Artsakh to be forgotten in all of this. I am here to say that we are not forgetting you, you are not alone, and we shouldn’t allow the violations of international law in Armenia, Artsakh and Lachin Corridor to go unnoticed in silence,” Wauquiez said.
The President of the Regional Council of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes visited the entrance of the blockaded Lachin Corridor in Syunik to show to his countrymen the violations of international law, that 120,000 people on the other side are deprived of basic human rights.
“I was with the Governor of Syunik the moment he was notified that an advance had taken place the day before where we were located at that time [Tegh village]. I have witnessed and can testify about the violation of international law. I have also seen the Azerbaijani flags hoisted on the heights located in Armenian lands. And I had the chance to speak with displaced persons of Artsakh, whose words were deeply touching. As a politician, it is my duty to take action and be able to help you,” he said.
Wauquiez said that they want to organize a humanitarian convoy jointly with the organizations representing the Armenian community of France and try to deliver humanitarian aid to Artsakh.
“The convoy will be organized with our region’s support and will bear our region’s flag. It will approach the Lachin Corridor and we will demand passage to Artsakh. Either the convoy will pass and we will have a ray of hope, or the convoy will be barred and it will give us the opportunity to present this issue before international and European organizations, that once again the international law is being violated, and that actions must be taken,” Wauquiez added.

Laurent Vauquier, President of the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Region of France, visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial


Azerbaijan has advanced troops 100 to 300 meters in five points, Armenia’s National Security Service says

After August 2022, a part of the road connecting the Lachin Corridor to Armenia was still passing through the Azerbaijani territory after the Kornidzor Bridge. That part of the road and its adjacent territory were controlled by the Russian peacekeeping forces.
According to the agreements reached yesterday between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the border guards of the two countries were to be deployed on both sides of the border along the above-mentioned section in the last days of March.
According to the NSS, there has been “misreading of maps” and in some places, the Azerbaijani side, without waiting for pre-arranged adjustments, started positioning and carrying out engineering works.
“According to the calculations of the Armenian side, there are five points, where the Azerbaijani side has advanced troops 100 to 300 meters further from the border. It has now been agreed that cartographers from both sides will correct the situation,” the National Security Service said.
“The Armenian side approaches the situation with the logic of not allowing escalation,” it added.
“The Armenian army did not have positions in the area in question, because positions are not located on the border line, but on the nearby strategic heights. And the protection of that part of the border should be transferred to the border guard troops, according to the agreement mentioned above,” SNS stated.

Azerbaijani forces block Aghavno-Tegh section of Goris-Stepanakert highway – Police

According to the Ministry, the new Tegh-Kornidzor dirt road of Syunik marz bypassing the closed road, which connects to the new Kornidzor-Hin Shen road put into operation in August 2022 (Lachin Corridor), is already ready. Asphalting works of the Tegh-Kornidzor road are in progress.

Farmer in Artsakh comes under Azerbaijani fire

On March 30, the Martuni regional police department reported that at around 10:35 a.m. Hayk Zargaryan, a 29-year-old resident of Berdashen community of Martuni region was attacked by the Azerbaijani army while carrying out agricultural work with his “Belarus” tractor in the administrative area of the village.
No casualties were reported. Agricultural work was forced to stop. The information about the incident was passed on to the Russian peacekeepers.

Armenia, Malta keen to deepen bilateral relations

Ararat Mirzoyan briefed his counterpart on Armenia’s vision on the normalization of Armenia-Azerbaijan relations and on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh issue as well as the efforts of the Armenian side to strengthen stability and peace in the South Caucasus.
Both sides emphasized the need to settle the existing issues exclusively through peaceful negotiations.
Minister Mirzoyan briefed the interlocutor on the humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh resulting from the illegal blockade of the Lachin corridor by Azerbaijan. He stressed the importance of taking practical steps in accordance with the targeted statements and calls already made by international partners. The implementation of the decision of February 22 of the International Court of Justice as well as the imperative to send an international fact-finding mission to the Lachin corridor and Nagorno-Karabakh was emphasized.

Armenia names Ambassador to Singapore

Armenian Ambassador to Indonesia Serob Bejanyan will from now on also cover Singapore.

Iran appoints new Ambassador to Armenia

The Islamic Republic of Iran will appoint Mehdi Sobhani, the country’s Ambassador to Syria, as new envoy to Armenia, Iran’s Foreign Ministry informs.
Sobhani is described by the Ministry as an experienced diplomat.
Iran’s current Ambassador to Armenia Abbas Badakhshan Zohouri was appointed in 2019 and assumed his mission in early 2020.

CSTO Secretary General warns of “risk of destabilization” due to situation in Nagorno Karabakh

“The tension in the Caucasus region persists as a result of the many years of disputes between Armenia and Azerbaijan,” Interfax news agency quoted the CSTO Secretary General as saying.
He warned of a serious risk of destabilization because of the risks relating to the situation in Nagorno Karabakh and the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.
“The situation in the Central Asian region is also tense, the threat of infiltration of extremist ideology and terrorist groups into the territory of CSTO allies is growing. The difficult threats coming from the territory of Afghanistan are especially concerning,” he said, adding that the organization is working to perfect its mechanisms of withstanding challenges and threats.

CSTO “always ready” to send mission to Armenian-Azerbaijani border

“Regarding the Caucasian region, the organization is always ready to send a CSTO mission to the Armenian-Azerbaijani border pursuant to the interests of ensuring Armenia’s security, as well as to provide other assistance,” TASS news agency quoted CSTO Secretariat representative Yuri Shuvalov as saying after a joint meeting of the CSTO Secretariat and Joint Staff.
The assistance mechanisms are included in the CSTO Collective Security Council’s draft decision, which is pending, he added.

Mher Sahakyan approached me and hit me without saying anything. Vladimir Vardanyan about the incident in the parliament

"The session of the committee was proceeding normally, at one point the process of discussion was disturbed, the MPs started talking quite loudly and I tried to urge Artsvik Minasyan and the rest of the MPs to return to the substantial discussion. After that, in response to my legitimate demand, MP Mher Sahakyan said that I cannot raise my voice against them, and I said that I was conducting the session and continue to conduct it. He approached me (we were already standing) and attacked me without saying anything, hit me and ran away," said Vardanyan.
According to Mher Sahakyan, as a result of the blow, a rather significant cut occurred in the eyebrow area. Vardanyan does not rule out that the blow was made with some kind of tool.
"It was quite a hard blow. I haven't passed the forensic examination yet, I will probably do it tomorrow," concluded Vardanyan.

MP Mher Sahakyan was arrested in connection with the incident in the National Assembly

After the incident, Sahakyan was arrested and taken to the Police Department of the RA Ministry of Internal Affairs on the basis of a reasonable suspicion that he had committed a criminal act.
NA deputy Vladimir Vardanyan was taken to the "Nairi" medical center in order to receive medical treatment. The latter was recognized as a victim within the proceedings, and a forensic medical examination was appointed. A number of people who witnessed the incident were interrogated, the necessary investigative actions are also being carried out against the arrested M. with Sahakyan.

Armenian Prime Minister participates in opening of Summit for Democracy 2023

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan participated on March 29 in the Plenary Day of the official opening of the Summit for Democracy 2023 held online.
The Summit for Democracy is held at the initiative of United States President Joe Biden.
On Wednesday, March 29, the Summit for Democracy’s five co-hosts — the United States, Costa Rica, Netherlands, Republic of Korea, and Zambia — officially kicked off the Summit, with each co-host leader hosting a live, fully virtual, thematic, Leader-level plenary session. Plenaries will be interspersed with “spotlight interventions” by leading activists and civil society figures.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres also delivered remarks.

Armenia remains committed to the peace process with Azerbaijan’ – PM Pashinyan at Summit for Democracy 2023

"Along with strengthening the democratic institutions in our country, in September, 2022, we had to encounter an aggression against the internationally recognized territory of the Republic of Armenia, which resulted in the occupation of part of our sovereign territory by Azerbaijan. It was back in September that we felt the union of democracies and the clear condemnation of aggression against Armenia. I want to take this opportunity and extend our gratitude to the United States and other partners that helped us stop the further incursion through diplomatic engagement."
"Armenia feels strongly about the human rights violations across the world and there is a lot that we need to do together to prevent genocides, ethnic cleansings and atrocities. Whatever is happening with Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh today, the blockade of the Lachin corridor by Azerbaijan and the humanitarian crisis resulted by it, is definitely an attempt of ethnic cleansing of Armenians in NK. And we cannot turn a blind eye on that. At the same time, I reiterate that Armenia remains committed to the peace process with Azerbaijan. We are convinced that there is no alternative to the peaceful development of the region and that sticking to democratic values will help us find a way to peace."

Speaker Alen Simonyan might need second surgery on arm

Simonyan fractured his right arm on March 20 while training. He underwent surgery for the injury and was seen wearing an arm brace during his March 28 visit to Germany.
“The Speaker of Parliament might undergo a second surgery,” Simonyan’s spokesperson Tsovinar Khachatryan told ARMENPRESS, adding that the Speaker is feeling well.

I am ready to serve in Artsakh, regardless of any post or position. Artur Davtyan's interview

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Lithuanian officials have expressed their readiness to support Armenia in the security sector

The Secretary of the Security Council thanked the Lithuanian authorities for supporting the presence of the EU mission in Armenia.
Secretary Grigoryan presented to his Lithuanian colleagues the security environment created around Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, the concerns about the possible escalation of Azerbaijan, as well as details about the humanitarian crisis in Lachin, stressing the urgent need to send an international fact-finding team to Nagorno-Karabakh and the Lachin corridor.
Lithuanian partners have expressed their readiness to support Armenia in security matters, especially in the field of cyber security.

The issue of Armenia's accession to the ICC will be resolved in an alliance way. Zakharova

The Russian Federation expects that the situation related to Yerevan's possible accession to the International Criminal Court (ICC) will be settled in an allied and mutually acceptable manner.
"This topic is a subject of discussion both in Moscow and during high-level contacts in Yerevan. I do not consider it necessary to publish the details of those contacts. Of course, we assume that this issue will be resolved in an allied and mutually acceptable way," Zakharova said in the briefing, answering the question of how Moscow views the fact that the Constitutional Court of Armenia has recognized the Rome Statute as compatible with the Armenian constitution.

Within the framework of the "Armenian Business Corner" project, 20 Armenian companies and 16 services were officially introduced to the American market

More than 100 companies representing real estate and construction sectors under one roof. "Home-Expo" exhibition has started

RA Minister of Economy Vahan Kerobyan, highlighting the implementation of such measures, emphasized that last year in Armenia, a record 322 thousand square meters of building utilization rate was recorded, which is the highest rate in the history of independent Armenia.
The government and the Ministry of Economy cooperate in a special format with the "Armenian Association of Builders" and state and non-state organizations in the construction sector with the aim of making the sector more attractive and making investments more profitable," Kerobyan said.
The main sponsors of the exhibition are Red Invest Group, Defense Housing and ASEDL companies.
Marina Babakhanyan, marketing director of Defanse Housing, mentioned that at the "Home-Expo" exhibition, Defanse Housing is presenting the residential district in the adjacent part of the North-South highway, which is the largest development in the history of Armenia.

The NATO Secretary General intends to achieve Sweden's membership of the alliance by July

Turkey approves Finland NATO membership bid

Any NATO expansion needs the support of all its members.
Finland will now be formally admitted into NATO at its next summit, taking place in July in Lithuania.
In a statement following the Turkish vote, the Finnish government said joining the alliance would strengthen the country's security, and improve stability and security in the region.
But his ongoing hostility to Sweden was clear - as he again accused the country of embracing Kurdish militants and allowing them to demonstrate on the streets of Stockholm.
Finland, a country with a 1,340km (832 mile) border with Russia and one of the most powerful arsenals of artillery pieces in Western Europe, is ditching its neutrality and joining the alliance in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which Moscow describes as a “special military operation.”
Russia's foreign ministry earlier condemned Finland's decision, saying it was ill-considered and based on Russophobic hysteria.

14 medical patients were transferred from Artsakh to Armenia through the mediation of ICRC. 11 people returned

Planned surgeries continue to be suspended in the medical facilities operating under the Artsakh Ministry of Health.
5 children are in the neonatal and resuscitation department in "Arevik" medical unit.
At the "Republican Medical Center", 5 patients are in the intensive care unit, 1 of them is in critical condition.
Until today, a total of 229 patients have been transferred from Artsakh to Armenia with the mediation and accompaniment of the International Committee of the Red Cross

Tightened blockade of Artsakh discussed at Security Council sitting

Issues related to the defense of the Artsakh Republic, ensuring the security and the life-activity of the population of the Artsakh Republic under the conditions of the tightening of the blockade and unceasing provocations by Azerbaijan were on the agenda. State Minister Gurgen Nersisyan and Defense Minister, Lieutenant-General Kamo Vardanyan delivered reports.
President Harutyunyan underscored the close and coordinated cooperation between the law enforcement agencies and civilian structures, public administration and local self-government bodies in the solution of urgent and long-term problems.
The President gave a number of instructions to the authorized bodies in the context of the discussed issues.

Azerbaijan confirms participation European Weightlifting Championships 2023 in Yerevan

Azerbaijan will be represented by five athletes at the event.
The EWF European Weightlifting Championships 2023 is scheduled to take place 15-23 April in Yerevan, Armenia.

Armenian PM, EU’s Michel discuss ongoing crisis caused by Azerbaijan’s illegal blocking of Lachin Corridor

The interlocutors discussed issues related to the ongoing crisis caused by Azerbaijan’s illegal blocking of the Lachin Corridor. The sides exchanged thoughts on recent developments, Armenia-Azerbaijan negotiation process, peace agenda.
Nikol Pashinyan and Charles Michel emphasized consistent efforts to ensure stability and peace in the region.

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2023.04.01 04:03 Appropriate_Shape987 I applied to 18 schools. Here’s how it went.

Intended Major(s): Biology (pre-med)
Standardized Testing
  1. #1 Athlete tutoring (10th-12th): directed study sessions, reviewed essays/projects, academic planning
  2. #2 Student Council Creativity Director (11th): managed many school events, created awareness campaigns
  3. #3 Medical Intern Abroad (11th): shadowing, helped with lab results and administrative tasks
  4. #4 Interclub Committee Officer for Senior Cabinet (12th): liaison officer to 30+ clubs, planned senior activities
  5. #5 Mentor (11th-12th): goal setting, tutoring, character development for 13 freshmen
  6. #6 Youth Leader at Mosque (9th-12th): lead kids program, several community outreach programs
  7. #7 Shadowing (11th-12th): shadowed physicians in various areas, 20 hours of online shadowing as well
  8. #8 Member of Explorer Program - Children’s Healthcare (12th): attended conferences, conducted research
  9. #9 Publix Customer Service Rep. (10th-12th): served as cashier, trained new hires
  10. #10 JV/Varsity Soccer (9th-10th): captained JV, varsity regionals, stopped playing due to injury
  1. #1 NHHS, Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta
  2. #2 STAR Student: awarded to student with highest SAT score in school
  3. #3 AP Scholar with Distinction
  4. #4 Governor’s Honors Program Nomination
  5. #5 Scholar Athlete Award
Letters of Recommendation
*LoR 1: (9.5/10) This was from my AP Bio teacher and my mentoring program sponsor. I’m also her lab aid this year. I’ve known her for a while, and she told me that it was the best one she wrote.
*LoR 2: (8/10) My 9th grade LA teacher. We maintained a close relationship throughout the years.
*LoR 3: (8.5/10) My 10th grade LA teacher. We maintained a close relationship and she’s really gotten to know me past academics.
*LoR 4: (9/10) My AP Psych teacher this year. I only used his recc. for a BSMD Program and became a finalist so it must’ve been good!

UGA FF Interview: (8/10) Very cool experience as well as very nice faculty. I spent the weekend there and got to know the faculty ahead of time so it was comfortable and casual. (25 mins, 7 interviewers)
UofSC BSMD Interview: (6/10) Only 15 mins and didn’t get to meet my interviewers beforehand. I was also really nervous. (3 interviewers)

I spent a lot of time on my essay as well as had it checked for grammar. It was about how being back and forth between Morocco and America shaped me as a person. Used a basket metaphor.

Decisions (indicate ED/EA/REA/SCEA/RD)
Acceptances: * UGA EA - Stanford & Ramsey Scholar * UNC EA - Honors, Research Grant * UofSC EA - Honors, full-ride * GA Tech EA * Augusta EA - BSMD * Cornell University RD - Tradition Fellow * Duke RD * Northwestern RD * Notre Dame RD * Case Western Reserve RD - University Scholarship Recipient * Emory & Oxford RD * Auburn RD * UAB RD * UAB @ Birmingham RD
Waitlists: * Vanderbilt RD * Rice RD
Rejections: * Dartmouth RD * Yale EA
Pending: * UGA FF * UofSC BSMD
Additional Information:
I highlighted that the number of APs I could take freshman and sophomore year were limited by my school.
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2023.04.01 03:54 tacoforce5_ as an MD in internal medicine

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2023.04.01 03:51 raj9898930989 [Store] 8a8a's Store of Ti5/Ti6/TI7/TI8/TI9/TI10/Nemestice/Aghanim's Collector's Caches Sets/Ultra Rare Immortals

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(1) The International 2015 Collector's Cache:-

Set Name Hero Price(USD)
Serpent of the Emerald Sea Medusa 50$
Flowersong Tempest Windranger 70$
Garb of the Cunning Augur Rubick 45$
Flowing Entropy Spectre 50$
Echoes of the Eyrie Vengeful Spirit 35$
Armor of the Unyielding Mask Juggernaut 80$
Beacon of Cerulean Light Skywrath Mage 35$
Apostle of Decay Necrophos 55$
Brawler of the Glacier Sea Tusk 50$
Fires of Vashundol Doom 100$

(2)The International 2016 Collector's Cache:-

Set Name Hero Price(USD)
Doomsday Ripper Pudge 150$
Creeping Shadow Pa 150$
Diabolical Fiend SF 75$
Stormwrought Arbiter Sven 75$
Fortified Fabricator Tinker 65$
Fractured Envoy Arc warden 50$
Wartorn Heavens Zues 55$
Heir of Terror bane 25$
Oni Knight the Dark Conqueror ck 40$

(1)The International 2017 Collector's Cache:-

Set Name Hero Price(USD)
Meranth Dragoon Sven 35 $
Mechalodon Interdictor Gyrocopter 18 $
The Dread Prophet Nature's Prophet 18 $
Eternal Testament Death Prophet 18 $
Chitinous Stalker Nyx Assassin 18 $
Riptide Raider Monkey King 18 $
Secrets of the Katekhein Winter Wyvern 15 $

(2)The International 2018 Collector's Cache I and Cache II :-

Set Name Hero Price(USD)
Molokau Stalker Venomancer 15 $
Dread Ascendance Doom 23 $
Fate Meridian Invoker 23 $
Trail of the Sanguine Spectrum Bloodseeker 15 $
Ire of Molten Rebirth Phoenix 17$
Shackles of the Enduring Conscript Axe 17$
Endowments of the Lucent Canopy (Very rare) Shadow Shaman 65 $
Pattern of the Silken Queen Broodmother 15 $
Shimmer of the Anointed Nyx Assassin 10$
Pitmouse Fraternity Meepo 13 $
Fires of the Volcanic Guard Ember Spirit 18 $
The Rat King Chen 13 $
Cruelties of the Spiral Bore Magnus 20 $
Raiments of the Obsidian Forge Underlord 20 $
Loaded Prospects Brewmaster 18 $
Primer of the Sapper's Guile Techies 15 $
Insights of the Sapphire Shroud dark seer 13 $
Morbific Provision Witch Doctor 18$
Pillar of the Fractured Citadel Spirit Breaker 15$
Pitfall Crusader Pangolier 18$
Raptures of the Abyssal Kin qop 15$
Third Awakening dk 25$

(3) The International 2019 Collector's Cache I and Cache II :-

Set Name Hero Price(USD)
Allure of the Faeshade Flower Dark Willow 15$
Tribal Pathways Warlock 11$
Grim Destiny Wraith King 13$
Verdant Predator Venomancer 11$
Dapper Disguise pudge 13$
Directive of the Sunbound Clockwerk 13$
Fury of the Bloodforge Bloodseeker 13$
Endless Night Abaddon 18$
Sight of the Kha-Ren Faithful Drow Ranger 15$
Tales of the Windward Rogue Pangolier 15$
Automaton Antiquity Broodmother 13$
Distinguished Expeditionary Tusk 13$
Prized Acquisitions Batrider 7$
Fury of the Bloodforge Bloodseeker 13$
Souls Tyrant Sf 25$
Fowl Omen Necro 18$
Pursuit of the Ember Demons Huskar 15$
Forbidden Medicine Dazzle 15$
Echoes of the Everblack Abaddon 18$
Defender of Ruin Disruptor 25$
Adornments of the Jade Emissary Earth Spirit 18$
Priest of the Proudsilver Clan Chen 12$
The Arts of Mortal Deception Engima 7$
Poacher's Bane Tidehunter 15$
Riddle of the Hierophant Oracle 15$
Scorched Amber Dk 18$
Curse of the Creeping Vine Undying 15$
Paean of the Ink Dragon Grimstroke 15$

(3) The International 2020 Collector's Cache I and Cache II :-

Set Name Hero Price(USD)
Ravenous Abyss Underlord 7.50$
Apocalypse Unbound AA 7.50$
Beholden of the Banished Ones Warlock 7.50$
Fury of the Righteous Storm Disruptor 5$
Silent Slayer Silencer 10$
Mindless Slaughter pudge 15$
Heartless Hunt Bounty hunter 10$
Herald of the Ember Eye Grimstroke 10$
Fissured Flight jakiro 7.5$
Flashpoint Proselyte Husker 15$
Signs of the Allfather Nature prophet 10$
Glory of the Elderflame Lina 20$
Origin of the Dark Oath Night Stalker 20$
Songs of Starfall Glen Enchantress 4$
Ancient Inheritance Tiny 25$
Forsworn Legacy Mars 40$
Evolution of the Infinite Engima 6$
Beast of the Crimson Ring bristle back 10$
Clearcut Cavalier Timber 6$
The King Of Thieves Keeper of light 7$
Horror from the Deep Tide 18$
Ire of the Ancient Gaoler Arc warden 20$
Talons of the Endless Storm ck 10$
Carousal of the Mystic Masquerade Rubick 6$
Crown of Calaphas Shadow demon 10$
Wrath of the Fallen doom 12$
Blacksail Cannoneer Sniper 10$
Secrets of the Celestial Skywrath mage 7$
Blaze of Oblivion Phoenix 6$
Steward of the Forbidden Chamber Templar Assassin 20$
Master of the Searing Path Ember 25$

(4) Nemestice 2021 Collector's Cache:-

Set Name Hero Price(USD)
Silence of the Starweaver Oracle 10$
Caerulean Star Enchantress 8$
Astral Terminus Enigma 8$
Twilight Hex Dark Willow 14$
Litany of the Damned Doom 14$
Arcane Inverter Gyrocopter 15$
Creed of the Skullhound Lycan 20$
Desert Bloom Nature's Prophet 14$
Eyriebound Imperator Skywrath Mage 10$
Anthozoan Assault Tiny 18$
Vision of the Seraph Scion Vengeful Spirit 20$
Defender of the Brumal Crest Winter Wyvern 10$
Red Sands Marauder Shadow Shaman 20$
Footfalls of the Sporefathers Witch Doctor 50$

(5)Ultra Rare Immortals:-

Set name Hero Price
The Strings of Suradan Bundle Hoodwink 35$
Bloodfeather Finery Queen of Pain 55$

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2023.04.01 03:11 Andalus_Spring I feel that I'm going to fail in the future, am I overthinking or should I be concerned?

Excuse my English
Medicine here is 6 years (3 basic, 3 clinical) and one training year (after graduation and before residency)
I'm 4th year student, we started this year by talking an introductory course and the we started with rotations : internal, surgery, and pediatric
The problem that I feel I don't know anything and I keep forgetting, I don't know what to do with someone with cholecystitis, If you asked me before 2 months I'll probably answer but now I know a few scattered things
I searched alot about simple basic things that I think it's a shame to forget such things like (what cause wheezing and crackles, colored sputum, not always but sometimes when I study physical examination or hear them I have to see check), spleen function (I know it controlsblood cells level and get ride of old bloodcells, but I wanted to know more), what are cephalosporin ,I feel there's a buch of information I must know and I can't wrap my head around them
I talked to a girl in my group about this since we are close and she told me as a 4th year student the most important thing is taking history, in 5th and mostly 6th year the management is important and it'snormal, it's our first clinical year and we will learn duringresidency.. but I can't keep saying no problem I'll learn later, I don't want to end up killing someone and losing my licence. I'm afraid to talk to talk to a doctor about this that's why I'm asking here
What do you think? Any advice?
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2023.04.01 03:00 vk6flab [OC] Lost in space ...

There is a fascination with space that arguably started long before the first time that human spaceflight was proposed by Scottish astronomer William Leitch in 1861. Names like Sputnik, Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Columbia speak to millions of people and organisations like NASA, SpaceX and Blue Origin, to name a few, continue to feed that obsession.
In amateur radio we have our own names, things like ARISS, or Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, or its predecessor SAREX, the Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment.
Today, stories about people making contact with the International Space Station continue to make news. We have school programs where amateur radio ground stations schedule a call to speak with an astronaut in space and we've been launching our own amateur satellites for a long time. Launched on the 12th of December 1961, OSCAR1, or Orbiting Satellites Carrying Amateur Radio was built by a group of California based amateur radio operators for 63 dollars. It operated for nearly 20 days, transmitting "Hi" in Morse on 144.983 MHz.
The first amateur radio space voice contact was made on the 1st of December 1983, almost forty years ago.
It's surprising that in the age of technology such a significant event has been so poorly recorded for posterity.
If you go searching for the actual audio, you'll discover several versions of this contact including varying transcripts. I've attempted to reconstruct the wording, but I've yet to hear a complete and unedited version. For example, there's an ARRL movie called "Amateur Radio's Newest Frontier" with out of sync audio. There's also an audio file with a transcript from an archived copy of a website by W7APD. The most recent one is on a video called "HAM - Official Documentary 2022", produced by students from the School of Visual and Media Arts program at the University of Montana and broadcast on Montana PBS on November 24th, 2022.
So, what follows is not necessarily complete, but calling from Space Shuttle Columbia it went a little like this:
"..U.S. west coast and calling CQ. Calling CQ North America. This is W5LFL in Columbia. In another 30 seconds I'll be standing by. Our spacecraft is in a rotation at the moment and we're just now getting the antenna pointed down somewhat more toward the Earth. So I should be able to pick up your signals a little bit better in the next few minutes. So W5LFL in Columbia is calling CQ and standing by. Go ahead."
"This is W5LFL in Colombia, W5LFL in Columbia, orbiting the Earth at an altitude of 135 Nautical Miles. Passing over the US West Coast and calling CQ. So W5LFL in Columbia is calling CQ and, ah, standing by. Go ahead."
"W5LFL on STS-9, WA1JXN, WA1 Japan X-Ray Norway, WA1JXN, Frenchtown Montana, WA1JXN standing by."
"Hello W1JXN, WA1 Juliet X-Ray November, this is W5LFL, I picked up your signals fairly weakly. I think our attitude is not really the best as yet, but you're our first contact from orbit. WA1 Juliet X-Ray November. How do you read? Over."
On board STS-9, Space Shuttle Columbia, was Dr Owen Garriott, W5LFL, now silent key. On the ground was Lance Collister, then WA1JXN, now W7GJ.
NASA published an Educational Brief for the Classroom that described Owen's set-up as a battery powered 5 Watt FM transceiver feeding a split-ring on a printed circuit board antenna that will be placed in the upper crew compartment window on the aft flight deck. Others reported that the radio was a Motorola handheld. Logging was done with a tape recorder velcroed to the transceiver.
Owen describes the antenna as a "well-designed, hand-held antenna, known as a 'cavity antenna', which could be velcroed to the window. It was about 24 inches in diameter and looked somewhat like a large aluminum (sic) cake pan"
There's an edited version of a similarly titled ARRL video called "Amateur Radio's Newest Frontier ARRL documentary featuring Owen Garriot, W5LFL, on STS-9" showing the antenna as a copper tube, bent into a circle, mounted inside an open aluminium box that was hinged on the window to face outwards.
The NASA brief also described a range of frequencies and designated 145.55 MHz as the primary frequency over the United States. It included a whole section about synchronising clocks using WWV in Fort Collins, Colorado, odd and even minute transmission schedules and descriptions on how this should work.
Operating during time off, when the antenna was facing Earth, and being on air for about four hours during the mission, around 300 contacts were made across the globe.
Today we continue to experiment in space. The callsign N1SS is heard on-air regularly from the International Space Station, astronauts are often licensed radio amateurs, there's a permanent repeater on the ISS, we launch research spacecraft called nano-satellites or more popularly CubeSats for amateur radio at every opportunity. So far there's over 160 satellites and the adventure continues.
Speaking of experiments, albeit earthbound, the other day, my WSPR or Weak Signal Propagation Reporter beacon, using 10 milliwatts was heard 13,455 km away in Sweden, that's 1.3 Million kilometres per Watt.
What have you been up to in Amateur Radio lately?
I'm Onno VK6FLAB
TL;DR This is the transcript of the weekly 'Foundations of Amateur Radio' podcast - for other episodes, see
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2023.04.01 02:47 IronBlowers [USA] Housing for grad school

Hey y'all,
I need to find an apartment for the coming fall before beginning grad school. Being an international student, I don't know much about the process at all. I was wondering how I should begin. Do I get an apartment and then look for roommates? Or do I look for a roommate and then apply for an apartment together? I will be going to a grad school in North Carolina, USA.
Also, I don't know whether I will be on campus over the summer or not. Are there leases that allow me to just pay 9-10 months of rent for a year, say from august 2023 to june 2024, and then begin my housing again from august 2024 to june 2025 etc? Sorry for my lack of knowledge on how the apartment system works here but I've been stressing over it quite a bit and would appreciate any constructive feedback. Thanks!
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2023.04.01 02:42 Theumaz [Old School Review] 7.4KG CSSbuy Haul to The Netherlands - ONLYFANS, Essentials, Nike, Stone Island, Represent, Stussy & More random finds + Reviewing previous review

[Old School Review] 7.4KG CSSbuy Haul to The Netherlands - ONLYFANS, Essentials, Nike, Stone Island, Represent, Stussy & More random finds + Reviewing previous review


Welcome (back) everyone,
As some of you might remember; I recently posted my third haul and you guys LOVED it, and for that I am very grateful. I said there was another haul coming, and today is the day it arrived. If you are interested into my previous haul, please check it out HERE. I might be biased, but if you have some time it is definitely worth reading as I'll review my review a bit as well to set some things straight. You can find that in the comments.

I'd like to state that if anyone has any questions regarding the items, shipping, my CSSbuy experience, general feedback/tips or anything like that then please shoot me a question in this topic and not in DM, I will not respond to those. I'll try to get back to you ASAP. Just make sure you have read the entire thread so I don't repeat myself like 20 times.
You can also find me in a lot of the Rep discords: Spoontech#0001
About me
  • Age: 24
  • Height: 1.86 meters
  • Weight: 86KG
  • Build: I'd say muscular, but also pretty wide. Not skinny built, and I work out 4-6 times a week.
  • Retail top size: For almost everything I wear Large. I use that as a baseline and adjust to that.
  • Shoe size: 44


Just like the previous haul I used CSSbuy for this haul. Nothing really changed with my CSS experience so I'll just quote what I said last time about them.
One last thing that I'd like to add is that CSSbuy has a new share option that creates links similar to the dreaded Pandabuy links. I'm not sure how Pandabuy works with its cancerous links, but if someone makes a purchase through said links the person who shared the initial link will earn a couple of Yuan. Therefore I WILL INCLUDE these (optional) links in my haul if you'd like to give some small support to me.
I do these detailed reviews for free and I absolutely will continue doing that. The review will always be as brutally Dutch honest as I am and I will not hesitate to give something a negative review if I feel that this is deserved. If you like any of the stuff I included in my haul and want to buy it I would feel honored if you could use said CSSbuy link I provide. This (sort of I guess) helps me building next hauls for this community to enjoy. If you just want to use the regular W2C I will not care and I will appreciate you just as much as someone who did use the link.
Edit: I'm currently writing my review and notice the first three/four items have a pretty high grade in my overall grading. This might be because I'm pretty picky when it comes to picking stuff price/quality ratio and that I'm already fairly satisfied with my items before they even arrived. I just wanted to write this as a disclaimer, do with it what you want to do.

This is the second package I have built with CSSbuy. I lost my rep virginity with WeGoBuy (which I think is one of the best for beginners, even if shipping is more expensive), but switched to CSSbuy since then since I feel like I got the hang of the game fairly quick. The overall prices of CSSbuy are amazing, but I also know that they can be a bit sloppy at times. QC pictures can be pretty bad, getting in touch with your agent can be a bit rough and the UI simply lacks behind competitors.
CSSbuy positives:
Livechat; The one time I used it I got an almost immediate response and the action I needed taken was near-instant as well.
Shipping prices. I don't need to say much about it. Their shipping is relatively quick, cheap and also offer a fuckton of shipping options. Do you want your package to do some sightseeing and travel across the Belt and Road Initiative along with a quick pit stop in Namibia? CSSbuy most likely has that option for you.
Service costs; For a very small fee you get unlimited QC pictures, you can ask them almost anything and they will do it for you. You may have to wait 1-2 days for action (European timezone is very unfavorable for reps in general, with Chinese working hours being basically deep in our nighttime until early in the afternoon).
Agents; While the responses may be a bit slow, they also take a lot of initiative. One example of that was that I requested certain items to be measured pretty specifically (you really need to show them what you want measured really), but the moment I did that all my QC pictures got said specific measurements. If a seller is slow, they'll contact you asking if you want to cancel or keep waiting, and other small things like that.
The app; The app isn't amazing (I wouldn't recommend buying items through your phone, it's just much more difficult) but simply having an app where you can quickly check status updates of your purchased items, rehearsal or whatever is very nice. I don't have to wait half a day for me to come home to check the status.
Website: Don't get me wrong, they can still fix a lot of the website to make it much more user-friendly. CSSbuy isn't very beginner-friendly. Some things are harder to find, especially if it is your first time with CSSbuy. The more you use it, the better you can navigate around the website and you'll notice how easy some things are there to find and how simplistic things are.
Customs: If I am correct, you don't have any import costs bullshit when the package arrives at your front door. I have used CSSbuy twice now, and both times I had no import costs even though I declared my package pretty fairly (around 6-8 euros per KG). CSS takes care of that before your package even leaves the warehouse I think.
Insurance: It's cheap so always worth it. You never know if your airplane crashes, a monsoon ravages your package or whatever.
Following instructions: Pretend your agent is a toddler. English is not their native language so also don't be harsh to them if they don't fully understand your wishes. They are here to help you, and if you give GOOD AND CLEAR INSTRUCTIONS they will do the absolute maximum to satisfy you.
CSSbuy negatives:
QC-pictures: Like I said, I basically treat CSSbuy QC-service operators like toddlers. You have to tell them everything, and be specific, especially if you're European otherwise you'll basically have to wait another day for when they wake up. Preferably show them pictures too of what you exactly want measured like in THIS picture.
Website: I don't think I need to say more about the UI than I already have. Besides that, I also notice the website is quite slow at times. It could be me, but I don't encounter such slow loading times often so I am fairly confident this is on CSS their end. The final negative is a personal one. I absolutely hate the fact that if you post a link to purchase, it opens a new tab. Again I don't know if this is a me-issue, but I'm willing to point towards CSS just being like that. This is just some personal problem of mine though, I don't want 500 CSSbuy tabs open when I decide to add like 10 items to my cart.
Security: I swear by having all my accounts as secure as possible. I randomize passwords and never use the same password twice. CSSbuy also allows you to connect 2FA to your account, which I think is massively underrated. You don't want your haul get shipped to hackerman.
If CSSbuy staff reads this:
Fix your horrible UI, website speed and make the app amazing. You'll be the #1 agent then for every freps user.
Standardize QC pictures. I am certain there are guidelines for taking QC pictures, but for consistency sake have some set camera positions and standardized measurements.

Shipping, Invoice & Parcel

Parcel stats

  • Count Weight: 7135.00g
  • Actual Weight: 7490g
  • Package Volume: 68800cm³
  • Actual Volume: 68800cm³
Parcel price and services:
  • Rehearsal: ¥15.00
  • Package: ¥10.00
  • Invoice: ¥1.00
  • Bubble Film: ¥4.00
  • Service: ¥55.76
  • Insurance: ¥56.88
  • Freight: ¥503
  • Priority Packagingfee: ¥20.00
  • Box Corner Protection: ¥20
  • VAT: ¥112.56
Total: ¥627.17
I was not home when this haul arrived and my curious family decided to open it already (I don't mind) so this is the only picture of the arrival I have unfortunately. Nevertheless the packaging looks just like how I would expect my package to be shipped. Good corner protection, tough to open, well wrapped and just well-protected overall. Good job CSSbuy and shipping lines for making sure everything arrived in good condition.
Shipping line used: SAL
Courier name: China EMS (ePacket)
Transit day: March 12, 2023 (Sun)
Delivery date: March 31, 2023 (Fri)
Total days in transit: 19
  • 2023-03-31 13:49 Netherlands, \Netherlands] is ready)
  • 2023-03-31 08:24 Netherlands, \Netherlands] arranges delivery)
  • 2023-03-31 07:56 Netherlands, \Netherlands] arranges delivery)
  • 2023-03-30 23:10 Netherlands, has arrived at the \Netherlands] delivery office)
  • 2023-03-30 23:09 Netherlands, leaving the country through transfers
  • 2023-03-30 23:08 Netherlands, arriving abroad via transfer
  • 2023-03-30 23:07 Netherlands, leaving the \Netherlands] processing center)
  • 2023-03-30 22:07 Netherlands, customs clearance for foreign imports
  • 2023-03-30 10:25 Netherlands, customs clearance for foreign imports
  • 2023-03-27 13:20 Overseas import customs hold pending inspection (pending submission to border agencies/security authorities)
  • 2023-03-27 13:08 Send to overseas import customs
  • 2023-03-27 13:07 Arrive at the drop-off processing center
  • 2023-03-27 13:05 Arrive at the place of delivery
  • 2023-03-23 22:32 Aircraft entering the port
  • 2023-03-23 21:06 Airline departure
  • 2023-03-22 18:47 Aircraft entering the port
  • 2023-03-22 17:45 Airline departure
  • 2023-03-22 09:54 Transfer station in transit
  • 2023-03-21 18:39 Aircraft entering the port
  • 2023-03-21 11:04 Airline departure
  • 2023-03-18 10:48 Airline receives
  • 2023-03-17 14:48 Shanghai, delivered to the carrier for transportation
  • 2023-03-17 07:46 Shanghai, Leave \Shanghai Delivery Division Aviation Center Goodman Package Workshop], next stop [Shanghai International Exchange Station] (via transfer))
  • 2023-03-17 06:32 Shanghai, Arrive at \Shanghai Delivery Division Aviation Center Goodman Package Workshop] (via transfer))
  • 2023-03-17 04:55 Shanghai, flight arrivals
  • 2023-03-17 03:01 Beijing, Leave \Beijing Aviation and Mail Terminal Transportation Workshop], next stop [Shanghai Delivery Division Aviation Center Goodman Package Workshop] (via transfer))
  • 2023-03-17 03:01 Beijing, flight departure
  • 2023-03-15 00:52 Beijing, \Beijing Wangjing International Exchange Bureau] has been exported directly sealed)
  • 2023-03-14 13:33 Beijing, Arrive at \Beijing Comprehensive Mail Processing Center Package Workshop] (via transfer))
  • 2023-03-13 22:54 Taiyuan City, Leave \Shanxi Province Delivery Division Taiyuan Postal District Center Package Workshop], the next stop【Beijing Comprehensive Mail Processing Center Package Workshop】)
  • 2023-03-12 20:02 Taiyuan City, Arrive at 【Shanxi Province Delivery Division Taiyuan City Post District Center Package Workshop】
  • 2023-03-12 19:08 Taiyuan City, leave \Taiyuan City Qianfeng North Road Investment Department], the next stop [Taiyuan International])
  • 2023-03-12 17:38 Taiyuan City, \Taiyuan City Qianfeng North Road Investment Department] has been received and sent, investment seeker: Li Jing, telephone: X)


Nothing special really. Less than $12/kg, so it definitely is possible. I never do $12/kg though.


Finally we get to the moment you've all been waiting for. The haul. If I am missing anything, or you have some knowledge that I don't have and want to give me some feedback on the quality of certain pieces, please do not hesitate. A lot of these pieces were first-timers, and therefore I cannot give the best QC check to you guys. I am happy with my haul, but there are always improvements to be made or pointed out, don't hesitate.\
The moment of truth is here: The haul. As I mentioned in my previous haul; I am not a good QC'er so don't treat me like one.
Represent 'Eagle-print' T-shirt White ¥ 76.00 Size M 274g
Review: I like this tee. The print feels good and not really cheap. I expected it to be a bit looser but I'm definitely not complaining. I sized down on this tee and as you can see it fits me perfectly. The material is somewhat thick (not too thick you can't wear it on a warm day) and the stitching is perfectly fine but only time and a couple washes will tell how it holds up. For ¥76 I didn't expect THAT much, and my current verdict is that it easily passes the first test.
I did notice a stain on the shirt on the (for me when I wear it) left side in the middle next to the eagle. It's in the washing machine's hands right now to fix this.
Final grade: 6.8/10. Definitely not bad, if you have some space left for this in your haul this is a cop without much thought.

Gallery Dept Car Drive Thru Tee Dark Grey ¥75.00 Size M 294g
Review: I've bought at Mystery seller before, and I am a happy Essentials customer of his. It's very cheap, but also pretty reliable (will get back at that later on). As I had a couple essentials pieces that were oversized I decided to size down on this one. Quite honestly this is probably the best for this product. It's pretty wide, while not being the longest. If I would've taken a Large I most likely would've drowned in this thing. The fleece is nice and warm. I do worry a bit about this color looking dirty quite quick, but only time will tell. Stitching is a bit of a mess, but there aren't a lot of loose hanging threads so I'm willing to turn a blind eye on that. The quarter zip goes pretty deep, but this is not a negative for me. I think it adds some character and allows for some nice styling.
Like the previous shirt, I downsized on this so it wouldn't be too boxy. Personally I think I made the correct choice as I love the fitting of this tee. Again, the print feels very good for the price I paid. The stitching is the thing that impressed me the most. There's virtually not a single loose thread to be found which really impresses me. I absolutely love the simplicity of the front and the eye-turning backprint that'll make you go like this. The dark grey color of the tee is very nice as well. From some angles it'll look like a very dark brown, and in some you can see the charcoal-like color it actually has.
Final grade: 7/10. When considering this tee was so little money, this is a must have as well if you're a fan of big and eyecatching backprints. Just like the previous one, definitely worth a spot in your next haul. One thing I did not like at first glance was the very 'Chinese factory'ish' smell this shirt had, so it's instantly thrown on the washing machine VIP list.

Onlyfans T-shirt White ¥65.00 Size L 408g
Review: I saw this shirt pop up in the Freps discord and I instantly loved it. It's tacky, it's funny, it's a nice nod and on top of that it was pretty cheap too. I instantly bought the shirt and it's not only a super funny shirt but apparently the fans on the shirt speeds up the shipping too as it was in my warehouse in no time. Just like the GD tee the stitching on this shirt is very good too. I bought it as an L and again it fitted me perfectly. It's a bit looser than the previous two shirts but that makes it also a great option to have something like a hoodie, shirt or vest over it.
Final grade: 9/10. A big part of this great grade is just because how much I like it because it's so damn hilarious, so the grade might (most likely is) be a bit skewed. The quality is very passable (I hesitate with using 'good' too much) though, but once again it has to face the washing machine test to find out about its true potential. Can't really go wrong for the price though.

Doves T-shirt (unknown brand) Black ¥39.90 Size XXL 314g
Review: What a fucking banger this tee is. The print is of a high quality and contrasts so damn much on the black background it's almost like it sheds a beacon of light. I think I found this seller on a post here somewhere and goddamn he sells so many great lesser known designs. I double sized up on this shirt (not sure why as I can't find a size chart on the post) and if you want a similar fitting I recommend you doing the same. The quality definitely passes the first impression test too but we all know the washing machine story at this point so I'm not going to continue repeating myself.
Final grade: 8/10. I'm in love with the print of this tee and it not really being a massively known brand (hell, I don't even know the brand) so it doesn't have potential to be super a super corny hypebeast tee.

Stussy Logo Cap White ¥18.00 Size N/A 95g
Review: It's a hat. It's Stussy. It fits my head. The stitching doesn't look like it'll fall apart any time soon. There isn't really much to say about this hat. If you like hats it can be a nice addition to your haul as it weights and costs next to nothing. One thing I'm not a massive (only)fan of is that you can't hide the strap. But hey, it's a fucking 18 yuan hat.
Final grade: 7/10. I am not gonna say a lot about it. It's a fucking hat, how good/bad can it get?

Essentials Crewneck Khaki/Tan ¥57.00 Size L 528g
Review: Some of you might remember I bought this exact item in my last haul but somehow Essentials has the weirdest fittings of all brands. Some items are TTS, some fit small and some fit large. I made the mistake of buying an M last time, and this time I made the correct choice: Large. I'm a big fan of the color and fleece materials as it'll definitely keep me warm during those cold rainy western-European days in the spring.
Final grade: 7/10. Last time I gave a 6/10 because of the annoying sizing (which was partially my fault), but this time it fits exactly how I like it. I can't promise I won't buy more of these.

Stone Island Sherpa Jacket/Vest (FANTASY) Cream (Off-white) & Green hints ¥128.00 Size L 770g
Review: I'm fairly sure the 'original' is a Carhartt sherpa but this one has SI tags and a (horrible) badge. Thankfully I am a very smart man who has some Topstoney badges to fix that. I am very impressed to say the least. The inner fleece is giga warm and the bottom/wrist has some elastic viber in it that stretches very easily and gets back into its original position too (reminder: I wore this thing for like 5 minutes at best and it is absolutely possible this 'good' elastic turns into a wet used condom that won't get back into its original shape if I wear it enough). Like I said before the SI badge is absolutely horrible so definitely get yourself a Topstoney badge if you want this item. I could have gone with a larger size I think but not every jacket of mine has to be oversized so I can absolutely live with the fact that it doesn't cover my tiny cock when wearing. The fleece part around the neck is a tiny bit tight for me, but I don't really plan on ever fully zipping it anyways so I don't mind.
Final grade: 6.5/10. I think it's too early to give a proper rating as I need to wear this outside to truly test its warmth and how easily it stains. I ordered another one too but the seller sent the wrong color and after returning it I couldn't bother ordering another one, so keep in mind the seller MIGHT also send you the wrong color.

Adidas Yeezy Slide Onyx ¥59 Size 45 715g
Review: I already have the 'Bone' colorway of these slides which I'm pretty sure are from the same seller. That gave me a nice baseline to compare as I wear those damn things in my house every day. The first thing I noticed was the smell of them that basically Chez Pierred my entire living room. There is a tiny problem with that though. I do love Chez Pierre perfumes (I own three, which I all love. You can ask me about them if you want), but I did not love the foul chemical smell of these slides. But that Yighury slave factory smell will wear off so it won't affect my grading too much. As with the Bone slides, they start off pretty stiff. Something I did not encounter with the real deal if I remember correctly. But alright, that's just the rep game init. One thing I did notice is that even though they're the same slides these feel a bit more snug than the bone variant. From what I've heard is that Adidas played a bit around with the slides so that could be an explaination. They're also definately smaller than my bone slides, but they we're like 1-2cm too long for me so that isn't excactly a negative. Keep that in mind though if you'd like to purchase these and have prior experience with rep Yeezy slides.
Final grade: 6.5/10. I'll wear them a lot. They're super cheap, they're (hopefully) gonna break in quick and give me as much comfort as the Bone slides have been doing. If that happens, easy 7/10. If you buy them, drop the damn box.

Nike Air Presto x Off-White 'The Ten' OWF Black ¥290.00 Size 44 1043g
Review: I had these in my warehouse already during the time of the previous haul. I wanted some good shoes that I could carelessly use as a beater which preferably was black (the only other 'black' pairs I got are a cheap rep Panda Dunk, Coconut Patta's (real), Mini Swoosh Bred's (real) and the NYC Chinatown's (real). Those last three will NOT be used as a beater, and those Panda reps are pretty meh comfort wise. Presto time it is. As far as I'm aware this is the best batch of them so I just yolo'd the trigger. Upon arrival I switched the laces to orange and I just wore them to the gym. They are indeed comfortable. I can totally understand this shoe isn't to everyone their liking though. I still have to get used to it a bit too and I am fully aware that with certain pants this shoe is gonna look like terrible if you care about that. On one of the orange laces the cringe "Shoelaces" part had a small scuff in the text, but I'm not cringe so I don't care about that.
Comfort wise I like this shoe, and it feels pretty breathable too. I am basically calling this a slightly less comfortable Yeezy 700 v1. I'm not sure about any potential flaws on this shoe so please point stuff out to me if you notice something.
Final grade: 6.5/10. I still have to get used to the silhouette. Feels good on the foot though.

Nike Air Jordan x Cactus Jack PK Reverse Mocha ¥430.00 Size 44 1433g
Review: If you loose lace you're a nonce. Sorry, I had to get that off my chest. If you want comfort, don't get a Jordan 1 (low), but that's basically common knowledge nowadays. What isn't common knowledge is what the best batch for these is. I chose PK batch as there's a general consensus this is at least a top 3 reverse mocha batch on the market right now. I'm not going to nitpick every difference between the batches as I am A. Not someone who cares and B. Not knowledgeable enough. I really like the colors of this shoe (even though I wasn't a fan at first). These also came with a pretty overwhelming glue smell so I am airing these out as we speak. Near the sole you can spot some glue stains too. On the Travis Scott face on the back I can see a small scuff, so keep an eye out if you don't want that.
Final grade: 7/10. I'm not going to wear these every day, but to some occasions they might actually be very nice and I'm glad I got these.

Goyard 'Saint Sulpice' Card Holders Light Blue - Yellow - Blue ¥35 each Size N/A 300g (all)
Review: Most of the new people probably don't know about this absolute 2021 Fashionreps staple. If this wasn't in your haul, your haul was shit. I already have one of these in another colorway and I haven't used my regular wallet since. It's durable (enough), holds plenty of cards, can hold some cash and is tiny enough to fit in your pocket easily. Absolute gem of an item and a true Fashionreps icon. Now the rest of my family has one too that they can use.
Final grade: 9/10. I hate thick and bulky wallets (it's bulky because of all the money we 'save' by buying reps right?), and this thing simply is the perfect solution to that. You wouldn't ever want to get something else. Card holders are the GOAT.

Changes to previous haul review

In this chapter I will go a bit more into detail of some items I bought in my last haul. This way you guys can get a better and more true review, as things tend to change with time.

Essentials Quarter-Zip Fleece Sweater Charcoal ¥79.00 Size M 585g
Review: I've bought at Mystery seller before, and I am a happy Essentials customer of his. It's very cheap, but also pretty reliable (will get back at that later on. As I had a couple essentials pieces that were oversized I decided to size down on this one. Quite honestly this is probably the best for this product. It's pretty wide, while not being the longest. If I would've taken a Large I most likely would've drowned in this thing. The fleece is nice and warm. I do worry a bit about this color looking dirty quite quick, but only time will tell. Stitching is a bit of a mess, but there aren't a lot of loose hanging threads so I'm willing to turn a blind eye on that. The quarter zip goes pretty deep, but this is not a negative for me. I think it adds some character and allows for some nice styling.)
Bonus points for the seller being a pretty quick shipper.
What changed?
I feel like the material could've been a bit stretchier as it can sometimes feel a bit of a hassle to get it on/off, and I will definitely recommend going true to size.
Final grade: 7.2/10.

Supreme Nike Arc Corduroy Hooded Jacket Black ¥285.00 Size XL 1148g
Review: This is the item I was looking forward to the most. I was doubting about the sizing at first, but decided to go with an XL because I'd rather have a jacket be a teeny bit longer and more spacious in case I want to have some layers under it. This was ultimately the right choice. As seen on the pictures, the jacket fits very well, so I would definitely recommend a SIZE UP if you're planning to buy this.
As one of the more expensive pieces in this multiple-part haul I think it is fair to have high expectations of the piece. The padding inside the jacket actually surprised me with the amount of warmth it gives. This piece was intended as a good in between jacket for mild spring days, but if dressed according to the weather I think this will keep you warm at pretty 'warm' (let's say 5+ degrees Celcius winter days if you put some layers under it. The stitching also looks very fine (correct me if I'm wrong), and the zippers give me a good feeling at first glance too. Like with every zipped jacket you have to learn how to zip it correctly, which gave me some issues the first time I wore it. I think this is a me-issue though, but I might come back to that. The Supreme print also looks very good and accurate (to pictures I am checking during this review). Overall the quality definitely matches the expectations.)
I promised you guys a windproof test and here it is. When it's really cold, this jacket won't keep you THAT warm and you must consider that when picking layers underneath it. Since it's a corduroy the wind gets through somewhat easily and can catch you by surprise if you're not prepared. When wearing a good hoodie underneath the wind blowing through this jacket isn't a massive problem though.
Final grade: 8.2/10. Slightly in the middle of my previous grade. It's a very cool jacket and does the job perfectly.


This is my 2nd 'old school review' on Fashionreps and I have tried to write it was as much honesty and passion as I could. I'm very satisfied with this haul as it included some pieces that are perfect for the upcoming couple of seasons. I have a couple items laying in a Basetao warehouse which I will probably ship in a couple of months, but unless it's another big haul (or I get a lot of requests) I most likely will not post that one as the items I have got in that haul so far aren't super impressive.
I am most definitely happy with the result of this haul, especially the sleeper picks like the Onlyfans tee or the Doves tee. The price-quality ratio is definitely great and I feel these picks are pretty unique. CSS will remain the agent of my choice, but I am definitely willing to test out others like Basetao.
SAL was a bit slower than last time which surprised me, but 19 days is still solid enough for me to keep considering SAL. It could've been at least 3-4 days less if it wasn't 'stuck' in Dutch customs.
That's it for now. Up until next time.
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