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2023.06.04 19:00 Future_Vehicle_8307 22 Blue in 2022: 'THE QUICK LIST'
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2023.06.04 18:56 DarkUrGe19 Texas police think they may have just arrested a possible serial killer after Raul Meza charged with Pflugerville, Austin murder; cold cases similar
2023.06.04 18:55 DarkUrGe19 Texas police think they may have just arrested a possible serial killer after Raul Meza charged with Pflugerville, Austin murder; cold cases similar
2023.06.04 18:55 DarkUrGe19 Texas police think they may have just arrested a possible serial killer after Raul Meza charged with Pflugerville, Austin murder; cold cases similar
2023.06.04 18:46 moishepesach [RO][HR] Sincerely
Sincerely Ba-doh, ba-doh, ba-doh, ba-doh-ba Sincerely, oh yes, sincerely 'Cause I love you so dearly, please say you'll be mine -The Moonglows Part I - The End This isn’t happening. This isn’t happening. If I keep saying it maybe it will be true.
But it was happening. Tough times. Humpty Dumpty times. Out of gas in the desert with no bars times.
And, just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse than a Tijuana root canal; she walked in. Out of the sweltering Mexican heat, into the dim bar, she came; the only thing standing between me and the blinding light. I heard a couple of gunshots somewhere in the distance.
I still remember how the sun illuminated my 2pm rise and shine, shit-faced full of no caffeine afternoon after, hair of the dog; tequila shot and beer. Like I said, tough times on the Ponderosa, Hoss.
Every time I think of that moment, I stand transfixed in time. Unable to move, frozen in-place tighter than a suckered kid’s tongue to a Chicago lamppost in a February ice storm. Maggie had long ago won my heart’s devotion only to betray both me, and it, in ways still inconceivable to my sauce pan of a brain.
So, a couple of months ago, my life in post-apocalyptic ruin, I did what any red-blooded American would do; I flew across the border to CDMX to drown my sorrows in tequila and cheap living. And now, incomprehensibly, here she was; back, again like the September monsoon. Had the bitch air tagged me?
It seemed with Maggie my heart’s devotion was not enough. Everything she wanted and received soon became a dull knife; just ain’t cutting. Mags had to have it all, all the time. And I thought she had gotten all of me and more. Who’d think she’d want to pick at the carcass? But inexplicably, there she was like my constant migraine, the one that never really left the base of my skull.
Without a word Mags swooped in close like she missed me and now hadda kiss me.
Then, quicker than lightning showing off, she plunged her delicate-boned hand deep into my chest. She then removed it with even greater alacrity holding it high above her jet-black mane. She waved it for all the bar to see, my still beating corazón in it, color-coordinating against it’s will with her manicure, making what looked like vague Italian gestures.
Nobody in the bar paid us any mind.
I, on the other hand, couldn’t help but avert my horrified gaze into my now exposed chest cavity, only to witness darkness within darkness gazing back at me.
,” a voiceless voice greeted and saluted.
I looked up at Maggie. She took the seat opposite mine. Then reaching over with her free hand commandeered my tequila and knocked it back quick. Her encore was to grab my beer and drain it with all the mud she could muster into my eye. Then, with a satisfied look she dropped the now emptied bottle on the wooden table hard enough to make a thud.
Maggie then met my stare. My cardia beating peripatetically in her freshly manicured right-hand she made an elaborate shrug, her face smug as a tyrant’s fart.
I remembered wondering what the fuck was keeping my cardio so vascular. It sure as fuck wasn’t clean living. Then, that voiceless voice had yet more to say. “Now what, Spenser?” it asked.
Now, it was now my turn to shrug. Surprisingly, despite being a now certifiably heartless son of a bitch, I, too, had something to say. So, I said it.
“You’re fucking diabolical, Maggie.”
My words of judgment echoed clear, permeating deep into the abyss, then back again at Maggie. She caught my words easier than a kitten catches smiles. She just shrugged again. It was starting to get annoying.
“You ruined me,” I added just to be doing something.
The shrug undulated down from her tan and toned shoulder through her arm, finally coming to a full stop at her finger’s tips.
Waving my heart at me with more vague Italian gestures Mags asked, “How can you be so sure, Spenser?” Part II – The Middle Sincerely, oh you know how I love you I'll do anything for you, please say you'll be mine
This isn’t happening. This isn’t happening. My new mantra wasn’t working.
Six months ago, I thought Maggie was the answer to my dreams.
Swooping down like an angel to shower me with attention and affection. Dinners with wine. Hot sex. More hot sex. No strings attached. Getting to know you pillow talk.
Now, there’s one thing I need to add. I met her through a dating app but as it turned out we both worked for the same nonprofit. We didn’t know each other as it’s a fairly big company but it turned out I supported the code for both her projects. This turned out to be one of many coincidences.
We both hated our jobs. We both liked writing short stories but never could sell a thing despite writing dozens and dozens. We both could dance salsa, on 1 and 2 and loved to hablar en español que no era muy guapo.
We both wanted to run away to Mexico city and live the Bohemian life.
Coincidences like we both grew up in NYC and had issues with our respective families of origin. And while she was Chinese-American and I was Russian-American both our fathers were born in the same year and were obsessed with Woody Allen. We both had much younger siblings we didn’t speak to.
Yeah, we had both grown up with weak fathers and selfish narcissistic mothers in common. And worser still, we had both experienced unstable living situations in high school. In my case, I was kicked out of the house for smoking weed.
In Maggie’s case, I never really was sure what went down but the best I could get out of her was at 13 she got pissed at her mom for cheating on her dad and left the house with nowhere to go. She ended up with family friends or relatives but the details were always murky and I was not the nosey type.
Her words to me were, “My mother’s emotional IQ is low. I raised myself.”
Impressively, she had made it through the Ivy League and seemed to be someone down to earth I could spend time with. But truth be told from the minute I saw her profile picture I was hotter than a Texas chili sprout for her.
It was some kind of primal attraction I thought I was long past entertaining. It wasn’t lust. It wasn’t love. It was like the thought of coming home to a family I never knew I had or that even could exist.
This shit made old me feel like young me again. But, as oft is the case in life, there was a problem. I was old, broke and probably about to lose my job. I was in IT and I was having problems with my manager being a psychopath; for reals.
It wasn’t mere conjecture as he had a reputation of getting people fired, or worse, making their lives so miserable they would quit; even with no prospects. I had been the focus of his sabotaging efforts and it had been having a bad effect on my mental and physical well-being.
This had taken a turn for the worse and I was catching a lot of passive aggressive hostility on the project Maggie supported.
Anyway, she was the bright spot in my otherwise mostly solitary and emotionally bleak life. And she lived nearby. She had an ex and kids and shared custody but I never met them and she didn’t really talk much about it except to say once, “You should need a license to have kids.”
I never had quite known what to make of some of the things she said, but like I said, I was under her spell. And I liked it.
And the icing on top? I had a dominant kinky side and that was a fire Maggie poured gasoline on every chance she got. She was worse than an arsonist in Underoo Town.
One weird thing about Mags was her knitting habit. If we weren’t fucking or eating she was knitting. Even at restaurants and bars.
One day in November, with the sun golden in a sky so blue you thought you could touch it I asked, “What are you knitting?”
Maggie gave me a wry look. She got out of her chair and seemed to be examining my bald head which I had shaved just that morning.
“A hat,” she replied.
But as the holidays rolled around things started to change. One Sunday morning as we were having coffee Maggie looked around the crowded steamy café.
“Everybody’s hooking up for the holidays,” she remarked.
I didn’t really know what to do with that one so I let it be.
But as the days went on there was a change in the weather. Fewer texts. Less sex. Maggie going out of town to some vague destination. Sending me sexy pictures of herself in Santa outfits after I caught the flu during Christmas.
A few days after Christmas I got a text late one night.
“Is it okay if I come by?”
“Very okay,” was my reply.
Maggie showed up with chocolate, red wine and the hat she had been knitting. Orange Afghani wool softer than a golden retriever’s fur. She put the hat on my head and then removed all my clothes.
“Let’s celebrate Christmas, Spenser.”
And, we did.
When we were done and lying head-to-head, I said, “I love my hat.”
Maggie said, “I made it especially for you. No matter what, don’t lose it.”
It was another one of those weird Maggie things she said, like, “I used to shoplift,” and shit like that.
“Promise me you’ll hold on to your hat, Spenser.”
Maggie observed my face, then nodded as if confirming something to herself.
Then we did that thing again.
That was the pinnacle. Things quickly went downhill for no reason I could discern. Texts unanswered and when answered; kind of abrupt-like. Being unavailable. Stuff with her kids. Time away in Connecticut for some vague reason. After that I began feeling like the weakest card in a gambler’s hand.
But Maggie kept shoe horning me in at odd times, giving me just enough crumbs to keep me on the hook. And as we rode the roller coaster down everything always seemed to center around alcohol. And sex. More and more debauched sex. Finally, by New Year’s Eve things were getting straight-up weird no chaser.
“You know that thing we talked about?”
By her tone I knew what she meant. I nodded cautiously.
“You want to try it?”
Maggie dropped a smile on me that would have had the serpent in the garden applying for unemployment.
“Yes,” she said.
So, we did.
I thought I had been imagining things. I thought we were back at the pinnacle. I could feel the love drug course through my veins. Things couldn’t be better. Or, so I thought.
Oh Lord, won't you tell me why
I love that girlie so
The Following Monday
The next Monday I was called into what turned out to be the most fucking bizarre moment of my fifty-eight years on this planet; and I’ve had some bizarre fucking moments growing up in south Brooklyn in the 1970’s; believe you me.
The company’s CIO, compliance officer, head of legal, head of HR and my evil manager, Conte Rugen were all in attendance, cameras ROLLING.
It appears I was being dismissed after 8 years loyal service for sexual assault, extortion, harassment, hate speech, insults to farm animals and every fucking other offense against God and man one could commit in these holiest of holy United States of America.
And just who had I… who had I.. victimized? Who had I preyed upon? Harassed? Gone full nutso on?
They had the goods. Recordings. Video. Ropes. Whips. Chains. Bad Spanglish. Maggie screaming, “No, papi! No!!!!”
I believe I was, what is known in legal parlance as, summarily fucked.
Nobody wanted to hear my side. How things were taken out of context. Things we had mutually consented to out of exciting and bonding trust and exploration.
“Did I have consent agreement?” I parroted back in shock to the head of legal.
“Did you get one when you fucked your mother in the ass before she shat you out?” I added just to keep my mouth from puking.
I was in bombshell shock. Maggie was my angel. Our situationship was supposed to be fucking healing from our abused childhoods and here I am now some kind of Tarantinoesque, Mr. Fucking Rapist? And my fucking manager once bragging about throwing a cat out a window when he was a juvenile delinquent?!?
There would be charges pressed. I would need an attorney. I might be arrested.
And it all happened faster than you can say, “Blue Monday, How I hate Blue Monday”.
And then Maggie sued the company. Take no fucking prisoners, Maggie. Disco-fucking-inferno burn that mother down we don’t need no water let the motherfucker burn Maggie. I wondered if her ex had been left on food stamps after the divorce.
A few months and my life savings and retirement account after that the criminal case got pleaded down to misdemeanor assault and I was able to arbitrate with my employer and Maggie’s lawyer leaving me with some clothes, my passport and precisely enough plastic to fly into the sweltering Mexican heat. So, fly into it I did. Part III – The Beginning Sincerely, oh you know how I love you I'll do anything for you, please say you'll be mine Oh Lord, won't you tell me why I love that girlie so She doesn't want me But I'll never never never never let her go
“I wish you’d stop waving that thing at me,” I said gesturing at my heart with my chin.
“You’re still upset,” Maggie said. It wasn’t a question.
“You fucking abused me. You fucking eviscerated me. Yeah, you could say I’m a little perturbed.”
“But you’re still wearing the hat,” she said smiling.
“It’s a bad ass hat,” I said. It was after all. Why cut off your nose to spite your face?
“I put a lot of time and thought into it,” she said. My heart continued to beat in her hand. ... Oh Lord, won't you tell me why I love that girlie so She doesn't want me But I'll never never never never let her go ...
“Look,” she said waving my heart at me.
“I really wish you wouldn’t wave that around like that.”
The voice in the abyss in my chest spoke. It said, “Wait for it.”
Maggie said, “Spenser, you poor fucking sap. You hate your fucking job. You try to do the right fucking thing and speak up and you get kicked around like a dog. You try to love hard and you get beat up and left in an alley. You try to write books and start businesses and you end up bankrupt or dead.
And now look at you! You don’t have a care in the fucking world. You don’t have a shitty job. You are in beautiful Mexico City with the girl of your dreams. You say your heart was hardened? Well, I say it feels pretty fucking soft and sweet to me. Like the hat I knitted you. With the pom pom. And you know what?”
“What?” I heard myself murmur?
The abyss in my chest said, “Yeah, what?”
“Well, one the fucking pom pom has a beacon so I knew where you were the whole fucking time you sap. So I can tell you this true. And I will. So here I am in fucking Mexico sweating my tits off. And I am telling you this," she said nodding at my cardio, "is a very good heart. And I am putting it back where it belongs.
There is nothing wrong with it and now nobody can hurt it again. And if you want to write a book now you have something, and someone,” she added with a wry smile, “to write about.”
Then lightning quick Maggie put it back in my chest and removing her hand made a quick flourish gesturing for the waitress.
“Botella de tequila, por favor!”
I looked down at my chest. Everything seemed to be the way it had been before she ripped out my heart. Only different.
I was about to speak. Maggie raised a hand.
The waitress appeared like a wraith and put down a bottle of Don Julio and two fresh shot glasses and two cold ones.
Maggie poured two shots and pushed one at me with the hand that had been holding my cardio captive. She then fished around in her pocket and found her phone.
“What the fuck, right," that's what your thinking, Spenser. Yeah, what the fuck is right. Look at this baby boy,” she said and then pushed her phone next to the shot glass.
I was looking at what appeared to be a bank balance that appeared ready, willing and able to face fuck an extraordinarily tall giraffe. I felt the migraine disappear like a bad dream.
Maggie gave me a wry smile.
She pushed the shot glass closer to me and picked hers up. I felt my elbow bending. It felt okay.
She tilted her shot at me and said, "Here's looking at you, kid," and took the shot. I drank mine.
We put our glasses down.
“You can negotiate anything," she said, then added, "sincerely.”
And then, then she kissed me. Oh say you'll be mine Oo-eee, oo-eee-oo, ooi-ooi-ooo Sincerely
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2023.06.04 13:33 autotldr Thousands Protest In Serbia, Accusing Government Of Fostering Violence
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Imprisoned Russian opposition politician Aleksei Navalny on June 2 released excerpts of his correspondence with prison administrators, detailing sarcastic demands for outlandish things such as a bottle of moonshine and a pet kangaroo. Summary Source FAQ Feedback Top keywords: prison#1 Navalny#2 request#3 June#4 kangaroo#5
Prison officials denied all of his requests, according to the correspondence often in stilted bureaucratic Russian.
In response to his wish for a pet kangaroo, the prison wrote: "The animal identified in your request relates to the double crested-marsupial.... Your request is left without satisfaction."
In mock outrage over the refusal, Navalny said he would continue to fight for his "Inalienable right to own a kangaroo." The politician said inmates can have a pet if the prison administration allows it.
Navalny has been in prison since February 2021 following his arrest one month earlier after he returned from Germany where he was treated for a near-fatal poisoning that he blamed on the Kremlin, which has denied any involvement.
A Moscow court has set a June 6 date for a hearing for a new trial for Navalny on a charge of extremism, which could keep him in prison for 30 years.
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2023.06.04 13:03 Shad0wedge [Operator Discussion] Penance
In my many years as a judge, I've only handed down a few verdicts I could feel good about. I still remember the look on those two kids' faces when I broke up their little scuffle and told the aggressor to apologize. What, why are you laughing? Even the greatest justice must start from somewhere small. Former Siracusan judge who became acquainted with Rhodes Island through Operator Texas. Currently works in the Logistics Department and serves as legal counsel for Rhodes Island.
- Class: Defender (Juggernaut)
- Tags: Survival, DPS
- Artist: IRIS_呓
*Stats at max Promotion and Level, excludes bonuses from Potential and Trust.
|HP ||ATK ||DEF ||Arts Resistance ||Redeploy Time ||DP Cost ||Block ||Attack Interval |
|4055 ||876 ||616 ||10 ||70 ||36 ||3 ||1.6s |
|Potential ||Bonus |
|1 ||- |
|2 ||Deployment Cost -1 |
|3 ||Improves First Talent |
|4 ||Attack Power +28 |
|5 ||Improves Second Talent |
|6 ||Deployment Cost -1 |
|Trust bonus |
|Maximum HP+600 |
|Attack Power +40 |
|Cannot be healed by allies |
*Skills at Mastery 3.
|Skill Name ||Skill Uptime Details (Initial/Cost/Uptime) ||SP Charge Type ||Skill Activation ||Skill Description |
|Last Word ||0 SP / 3 SP / - ||Per Second ||Auto Trigger ||The next attack deals an additional instance of Arts damage equal to 200% ATK; Charged effect: The next attack deals 200% damage and Stuns the target for 5 seconds |
|Stoic Atonement ||20 SP / 30 SP / 20s ||Per Second ||Manual Trigger ||Stops attacking and gains 60% Shelter; deals 140% Arts damage to all nearby Ground enemies every second; While this skill is active, increases the Barrier effect of Talent 1 by 100% |
|Trial of Thorns ||0 SP / 20 SP / 30s ||Getting Hit ||Manual Trigger ||Immediately gains a Barrier equal to 130% Max HP; Attack Interval increases, ATK +400%, and makes enemies more likely to attack this unit |
|Talent name ||Talent Description |
|Guardian of the Law ||After deployment, immediately gains a Barrier equal to 55% (+5%) Max HP; When defeating an enemy, gains a Barrier equal to 10% Max HP (Cannot exceed 300% Max HP) |
|Wreathed in Thorns ||Each time this unit is attacked while under the effect of her own Barrier, deals 53% (+3%) ATK as Arts damage to the attacker |
Additional Resources In-depth information regarding all values above (at different levels), skill/attack range, and more:
GP Arknights Wiki
Arknights Toolbox (aceship)
Fandom Arknights Wiki
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2023.06.04 13:03 BullAlligator [General Discussion] REGIONALS WEEK: Part IV (2023)
/collegebaseball General Discussion Thread - REGIONALS WEEK: Part IV (2023)
Regionals Week Games
|Mon ||Tue ||Wed ||Thu ||Fri ||Sat ||Sun ||Mon |
|29th ||30th ||31st ||1st ||2nd ||3rd ||4th ||5th |
2023 Postseason Top 25 Mean+Median 3-Poll Composite
BA – Baseball America
|Rank ||Team ||Conference ||D1B ||BWA ||USAT ||Prev. ||Δ |
|1 || Wake Forest Demon Deacons || ACC ||1 ||1 ||1 ||1 ||— |
|2 || Florida Gators || SEC ||2 ||2 ||2 ||2 ||— |
|3 || Vanderbilt Commodores || SEC ||4 ||3 ||4 ||6 ||↑3 |
|4 || Arkansas Razorbacks || SEC ||5 ||4 ||3 ||5 ||↑1 |
|5 || Clemson Tigers || ACC ||3 ||6 ||5 ||8 ||↑3 |
|6 || LSU Tigers || SEC ||7 ||5 ||6 ||4 ||↓2 |
|7 || Stanford Cardinal || Pac-12 ||6 ||7 ||6 ||3 ||↓4 |
|8 || Miami Hurricanes || ACC ||8 ||8 ||10 ||10 ||↑2 |
|9 || Coastal Carolina Chanticleers || Sun Belt ||9 ||9 ||8 ||7 ||↓2 |
|10 || Virginia Cavaliers || ACC ||11 ||11 ||9 ||11 ||↑1 |
|11 || Campbell Fighting Camels || Big South ||12 ||10 ||11 ||15 ||↑4 |
|12 || ECU Pirates || American ||15 ||12 ||12 ||12 ||— |
|13 || Connecticut Huskies || Big East ||10 ||13 ||14 ||9 ||↓4 |
|14 || Oklahoma State Cowboys || Big 12 ||16 ||15 ||13 ||17 ||↑3 |
|15 || Dallas Baptist Patriots || C-USA ||18 ||14 ||15 ||16 ||↑1 |
|16 || Southern Miss Golden Eagles || Sun Belt ||13 ||17 ||19 ||21 ||↑5 |
|17 || Oregon State Beavers || Pac-12 ||14 ||21 ||17 ||13 ||↓4 |
|18 || Tennessee Volunteers || SEC ||21 ||18 ||16 ||14 ||↓4 |
|19 || South Carolina Gamecocks || SEC ||NR ||16 ||18 ||19 ||— |
|20 || Maryland Terrapins || Big Ten ||19 ||19 ||25 ||25 ||↑5 |
|21 || Alabama Crimson Tide || SEC ||22 ||20 ||23 ||NR ||↑6 |
|22 || Indiana State Sycamores || MVC ||23 ||23 ||20 ||NR ||↑ |
|23 || Kentucky Wildcats || SEC ||NR ||22 ||21 ||23 ||— |
|24 || West Virginia Mountaineers || Big 12 ||NR ||25 ||22 ||18 ||↓6 |
|25 || Auburn Tigers || SEC ||20 ||27 ||NR ||NR ||↑1 |
|NR || Duke Blue Devils || ACC ||NR ||24 ||NR ||24 ||↓2 |
|NR || TCU Horned Frogs || Big 12 ||17 ||28 ||NR ||NR ||↑ |
|NR || Oregon Ducks || Pac-12 ||24 ||26 ||NR ||NR ||↑ |
|NR || Boston College Eagles || ACC ||NR ||29 ||24 ||20 ||↓9 |
|NR || Texas A&M Aggies || SEC ||25 ||30 ||NR ||NR ||↑ |
D1B – D1Baseball
CBW – National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association
USAT – USA Today
2023 Division 1 League Champions *ineligible to receive automatic qualifier; Cal State Fullerton was rewarded the bid
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2023.06.04 09:07 LastWeekInCollapse Last Week in Collapse: May 28-June 3, 2023
continues in Sudan, the cryosphere breaks down, recessions, harvest failures, heat waves, droughts, and floods. Mother Earth has got a terminal case of humans. Last Week in Collapse: May 28-June 3, 2023
This is Last Week in Collapse
, a weekly newsletter bringing together some of the most important, timely, useful, sad, ironic, amazing, or otherwise must-see moments in Collapse. Try not to overdose on this week’s Doom dose.
This is the 75th newsletter. You can find the May 21-27 edition (which I accidentally labeled the 73rd edition) here
if you missed it last week. These newsletters are also on Substack
if you want them sent to your email inbox every Sunday.
The World Meteorological Congress concluded on Friday, and it released a bunch of reports. The focus this year was on developing early warning systems for wateclimate/weather disasters. Most countries report declining ability
to monitor hydrological developments, and almost half of the world’s people lack reliable access to water for at least one month per year
, a figure that is expected to grow considerably by 2050.
The WMO also reported on the state of emergency for the cryosphere
, those places where ice is formed (and melts). Greenland’s ice has shrunk for 26 consecutive years. Permafrost threatens to release huge quantities of greenhouse gasses over the coming years. Sea levels continue to rise…but you know this already.
Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital, has come up with a plan to extend their almost-exhausted water supply: they’re adding salt to the tap water
, against WHO recommendations. This causes people to drink less water—but what are the implications for health, and for small-scale agriculture?
Over 20 million tonnes of what was damaged
in China by recent rain, not long before it was scheduled to be harvested. Analysts say this will raise grain prices worldwide. The scale of this blight is larger than recent blights. In the U.S. state of Georgia, 90% of the peach harvest was destroyed
by abnormally warm weather; in Vermont, a freak cold snap damaged crops
, potentially 30% of apples.
6 years. 800 million trees felled
in the Amazon rainforest, all to create space for cattle farms. The loss of rainforest is equivalent roughly to two Corsica islands.
Environmental scientists have discovered a hopeful tool to lower CO2: Greenland’s “rock flour
,” which is basically rock dust. A recent study
claims that it can be scattered on fields to absorb CO2—and also boost wheat and potato yields. International lawyers are also working on the first global plastics pollution treaty
that could be passed later next year.
Yet another study claims that Mother Earth is sick
, and that most of our safety thresholds have been crossed
. The feedback loops have been activated, the diagnosis is terminal. The Nature study
lists the 8 Earth System Boundaries: 1) Climate, 2) Functional Integrity, 3) Natural Ecosystem Area, 4) Surface Water, 5) Groundwater, 6) Nitrogen, 7) Phosphorus, and 8) Subglobal Aerosols. (Not to be confused with the 9 Planetary Boundaries
Some insurers in California are cutting homeowner insurance
because they can’t make a buck betting against wildfires and desertification. Similar risk is expanding in Texas
. Summer is coming. A mysterious wildfire in Scotland is growing
out of control, and threatens to become the UK’s largest ever.
Record May rainfall in Bermuda
. Part of South Africa also saw record rains
in May. Strong rains in southern Spain
—but the parched soil can’t absorb much of it. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia area had its driest May in recorded history
. Vicious drought
and Afghan dams have raised tensions
between iran and Afghanistan, where fighting killed a handful of people two weeks ago. In times of scarcity, no group can have enough water; even less if they’re forced to share. Most of the world’s lakes are drying up
An official in India ordered the draining of two million liters
of water from a reservoir……so he could retrieve his phone, which he dropped in the water while taking a selfie. He was suspended. The phone was recovered—but too damaged to function. The water could have irrigated 6 km² of land. Wildfires grow
in Nova Scotia. Millions going hungry
in Madagascar. Record temperatures
in Japan. Normalized heat waves
across Asia with new records
in Central Asia & the Caucasus.
Scientists warn of potential tsunamis caused by underwater landslides
in Antarctica. New cold records
in Australia. Heat waves
in North Africa. Increasing reliance on expensive desalination plants in Barcelona
as drought and water supplies worsen
Türkiye’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, won reelection, and economists believe it portends the further Collapse of the economy
. Investment is pulling out, and the lira is expected to continue sinking. “We will be together until the grave
,” said Erdoğan at his victory speech. The UN operation to drain the *FSO Safer
* has begun
now that technicians have boarded the vessel. 1.1 million barrels of oil aboard the derelict tanker, stranded off the coast of Yemen, will begin being drained next month.
Petrol prices rise in Benin
as Nigeria cuts its fuel subsidies
; Iran is limiting fuel
purchases too. China’s declining birth rate, growing debt
, and ongoing international decoupling is threatening its economy
. Eurozone inflation continues
. Trade-GDP ratios approaching 2008 levels
Budapest is facing bankruptcy
. Refugees in Tanzania are seeing their rations cut in half
as financing falls off. Vicious conditions inside refugee camps in Chad
take advantage of Sudanese refugees. Debts grow
in Brazil. Complicated problems
continue destabilizing the world’s economic equilibrium.
Another Russian missile attack struck Kyiv
last week, after allegedly pro-Ukraine Russian volunteer soldiers made an incursion into Russian territory. Wagner Group’s chief continues provoking Russian leadership
as infighting appears to grow
, following a Ukrainian drone attack
on Moscow. Zelensky says Ukraine’s counteroffensive is now ready
Myanmar’s Civil War has entered its third year
, depending on when you claim it began. In the desperation and chaos of prolonged warfare, it is the environment that pays the price. Wood, gold, jade, and other resources are being exploited by government and private actors after the old economic system broke apart.
62% of Americans agree that the COVID pandemic is over
(it’s not), an increase of 14% since February 2023. 56% of Americans admit that they never mask up in public anymore
. An updated booster is coming
in September to address the XBB.1.16 variant. Masks may go away, but (Long) COVID will stay with us.
The WHO’s treaty to manage future pandemics is being watered down
, leaving humanity less prepared for the next pandemic. Although China denies the lab leak origin story, a prominent Chinese scientist claims it is possible
. COVID is never going away, and neither is Long COVID
. Cholera is spreading
in several refugee camps in Kenya; medical attention comes too small and too late to prevent the spread. In Sudan, where over a million people have been displaced by recent violence, old inequities linger. Over 13M children are in desperate need
of humanitarian aid (about half of Sudan’s 46M population are below 18). Their situation has never been more critical.
Experts continue warning about the dangers of AI
, and push for regulation, while other actors push to use AI for economic benefits. I am uncertain which field AI will disrupt the most: military, low-skill workers, societal psyche, institutional integrity, creative jobs, politics, financial markets…? What will be the second-order effects, tertiary, etc.?
Tanzania has called an end
to its Marburg virus outbreak, about 10 weeks after it declared an emergency. The UK is advising at-risk people to get vaccinated for mpox/monkeypox
before their vaccine program ends in August; 10 new cases in the UK were recently reported.
PFAS, the so-called “forever chemicals” used across many household objects, are dangerous to your health. You also probably could have guessed that manufacturers knew—and lied about—their safety for decades
. A study
tracked the use of PFAS (since 1940’s) and the knowledge that they were harmful (since 1990’s). Companies including DuPont settled a case
for a little over $1 billion USD for their role in the scheme. The billionaire Sackler family also settled
a gigantic case regarding opioids, in which they must pay about $6 billion USD, and forfeit control of the pharmaceutical company they’ve held since 1952. The company (formerly Purdue Pharma) is rebranding (as Knoa). Nobody is going to jail.
A catastrophic train crash in India killed 280+
people. The crash involved 3 trains, and is India’s deadliest in this century. Riots in Kosovo
. Torture in
suspected gangster prisons
in El Salvador, with 153 prisoners killed since March
. Ongoing protests
in Israel over the proposed judicial reform.
Lebanon has been without a President for more than 7 months now—and now target dats have been missed
to hold important municipal council elections. Town budgets are falling further into chaos
, police are going unpaid, garbage is piling up
, and would-be foreign investors and money-lenders are losing the scraps of hope they had for Lebanon’s crippled economy. No one is coming to save them. Cartel violence is rising
on the border of Mexico-Guatemala. Organized non-state armed groups conscript local guys, intimidate people into leaving, blockade towns, and shoot each other in the streets.
Several thousand people have been displaced—and others disappeared. Far away, Syria is being welcomed back
into the Arab fold—on the condition that it cracks down on the intractable drug epidemic of captagon
One of Libya’s rival PMs was ousted
a couple weeks ago, and now the other PM in the east is striking towns in western Libya with drones
, allegedly targeting fuel/human smugglers.
Boko Haram jihadists are infighting
in northern Nigeria, but the civilians are paying the price. Guerrilla territorial competition may also bring in more people into regional hostilities. In eastern DRC, violence has displaced over 80,000 people
so far this year, and their regional hospitals are overcrowded.
Rumors are emerging that M23 will attack Goma
, the sprawling epicenter of East Africa’s refugee situation, where human rights abuses are increasingly common
and the local ceasefire is breaking down
. Islamic radicals also operate
in the region, targeting civilians. About 6 million people across the DRC are believed to be internally displaced, and about half a million around Goma (population: unknown, perhaps 750,000 or twice that). There are also reports of planes sighted which belong to the European mercenary company Agemira.
The Sudanese Civil War is spiraling out of control
again, as skirmishes broke the incomplete ceasefire. The Central Statistics Bureau was attacked
, hampering official data for various purposes. Over 1,000 people have died so far, crossing an unofficial threshold
for an armed conflict to officially become a War
. About 2M have fled the fighting. Rockets killed 18 and injured many more
at a market in Khartoum, sanctions are being imposed by a few nations, and other countries are wading deeper into the War, complicating the situation and preventing clean avenues to another ceasefire.
—————————— Select comments/threads from the subreddit last week suggest:
-There is rain in Romania, based on this observation
. But there’s also corruption, growing labor strikes, inflation, and political difficulties
-Greenland’s climate is out of whack
—and apparently the people don’t seem to care that much, judging from this rare observation
from West Greenland.
-Portland, Oregon is still a cross-section of modern America’s Collapse, if this observation
can be trusted. Heat, insecurity, overcrowding, loneliness
, and crows… Reddit has also been affected by psychological decay, according to the poster.
-People are abandoning climate hope, if you believe this gilded thread
and its many gilded comments. Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em.
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2023.06.04 06:30 jghill Grasshopper named in honor of Willie.
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2023.06.04 04:02 aaaaa143222 The US overseas Chinese Democracy movement's scandals part 1
Note: and other people in the same category as them
Wang Dan accused of sexual harassment by two people Lee Yuan-chun accuses Wang Dan of sexual harassment
According to Radio Free Asia
, on June 2nd, 2023, a man named Lee Yuan-chun (李元钧), accused Wang Dan of sexual harassment on Facebook. According to Lee Yuan-chun, in 2014 in Flushing, Wang Dan kissed him, attempted to rape him, and later continued to say sexual things. On Facebook, Wang Dan wrote that this did not happen. Li Yuan-chun told Radio Free Asia that he has some evidence related to the allegation.Reports: China Times Sanlih
Radio France International reported
about this, but the article was deleted.**Xu Haoqian accused Wang Dan of sexual harassment (note: this name was transliterated from Chinese to pinyin)**Later, according to multiple news media, a Master of Taiwan's Tsinghua University also accused Wang Dan of sexual harassment.Reports: Apple Daily China Press United Daily News
Further reports: HK01 CTS
Zeng Dajun was rumored to be a CCP agent
In 2011, the China Social Democracy Party had a lot of internal conflicts
involving Liu Guokai, Lu Yi, Liu Yinquan, Xiaopingtou, and others. Some members of the China Social Democracy Party were accused of being agents or doing bad things.In 2016, Bowen Press reported that Zeng Dajun, the chairman of the China Social Democracy Party was a CCP agent who infiltrated the overseas Democracy Movement and who had caused the arrest of many people in China, such as the China Social Democracy Party member Wang Xiaoning (王小宁). Zeng Dajun joined the China Social Democracy Party in 2000 and was elected to be its chairman in 2013.https://bowenpress.com/news/bowen_54262.html
Guo Baosheng convicted of fraud and defamation
On December 23rd 2019, the jury verdict ordered that Guo Baosheng pays a total of $24,000 (in defamation and fraud charges). WENGUI GUO is the plaintiff and BAOSHENG GUO is the defendant. The court is the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.To verify this information, you can use the case number , which is 1:18-cv-01064-TSE-IDD
Chen Yangchao and Zeng Jieming had a conflict on a forum of the Democracy Movement
Chen Yangchao is the author of "On Privilege" and a participant of the "Democracy Wall" movement. Zeng Jieming is an exiled Chinese who participated in various dissident publications.In May, Chen Yangchao suggested that Zeng Jieming was a CCP spy
on The Independent Review.Below is the continuation of the online conflict translated from Chinese to English.On May 18th, on the Independent Review forum of the Democracy Movement, Chen Yangchao wrote another post
criticizing Zeng Jieming. In this post, Chen Yangchao called Zeng Jieming a "suspected communist agent", a "Little Pink", and a "gangster" ("共特嫌疑人小粉红混混"), and accused Zeng Jieming of supporting Russia against Ukraine.Zeng Jieming
: "[...] What pro-democracy activist are you now? Since 2008, after you fought with Wu Fan to be the 'President of the Transitional Government of China', ended in failure and shame, except flattering the tyrannical dictators, writing letters to persuade Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao, and Xi Jinping [note: Zeng Jieming used the nicknames 僵贼泯, 胡紧套 and 习正恩], proclaiming the emperor to 'create peace for all ages', what have you done? Is flattering and persuading tyrannical dictators the 'democracy movement' according to you? [...]"Chen Yangchao
: "You immoral, corrupt thing that reverses black and white, didn't you see my series of long essays against the CCP? [...]" Chen Yangchao also attached a long article about the Christianity and Chinese politics.Zeng Jieming
: "In October 2011, you and Liu Guokai (刘国凯) visited my residence by chance and were warmly received by my partner and me. Later, Liu Guokai reluctantly left first, but the next day, you left angrily. For a long time, I didn't know why and thought that my hospitality wasn't good. Later, I finally understood: when taking the group photo (my wife took the photo), I didn't let you 'saint' stand in the middle, but let Liu Guokai stand in the middle. [...]"Chen Yangchao
: "In October 2011, to reconcile the conflict between Liu Guokai and Liu Yinquan (刘因全), before flying from Los Angeles to New York, I made an appointment with Liu Guokai to meet and exchange ideas at your home. I went to see your family who just immigrated to the United States.After that, you propose to take a group photo. Guokai was a person who personally experienced the Democracy Wall movement and the shocking influence of 'On Privilege' at that time. Therefore, he insisted that I stand between you and him. Because I thought that you just arrived in the United States and needed Liu Guokai's help, and should help strengthen your relationship with him, I insisted that he stand between me and you. So we pushed each other several times. You said: 'It's better to ask Chairman Liu to stand in the middle', and I also said: 'Guokai is welcome to be in the middle.' Only then did the mutual pushing between me and Guokai stop. After the group photo, I took a photo while holding your son who was born after I took a long-distance taxi in Bangkok to visit your family in Thailand. Where is that 'fact' that you fabricated?[...]Not to mention, Mr. Liu Guokai your wife are witnesses. If your wife is as heartless as you are, responding to kindness with hate, then the wrath and severe punishment of God will come upon your family![...]It's a pity that you didn't send me any of the photos you took this time. Otherwise, I can post it now to let everyone see if I am narrow-minded and "angry and resentful (yet)" as you said![...]At your house this time, you insisted that when I went to live with Liu Yinquan's family in Los Angeles, I was sick because Liu Yinquan drugged me; that the computer had problems because Liu Yinquan damaged it! You insisted that it was this scoundrel spy Liu Yinquan who did it! You asked me to publicly reveal this matter, and expose Liu Yinquan's true face! I have repeatedly told you that you can't do this arbitrarily. I have repeatedly advised you to improve your relationship with Liu Yinquan as much as possible... [...]"Zeng Jieming
: "Only looking at your words 'he died well' when you heard the news of Peng Ming (彭明)'s death, Peng Ming's spirit in heaven will not forgive you! [...]"Chen Yangchao
: "[...] I have some criticisms of Peng Ming's seriously anti-democratic dictatorial gangster tactics that are more vicious than those of the Communist dictators. [...]In the article '答友人谈彭明的典型意义和代表性兼及其它', I have already quoted a series of anti-democratic and anti-society words written by Peng Ming in his 'Democracy Project' and the 'legal clauses' tailor-made for Peng Ming from the '中国联邦临时政府约法（草案）' personally revised by Peng Ming, which solidly proves that Peng Ming — in essence, he is a typical evil breed hatched in China's century-old troubled times. [...]"Other comments
Some people commented on their conflict on The Independent Review
."Guo Qinghai" (郭庆海): "I support old Chen to relentlessly pursue and fiercely attack, heheh""Leg pain" (小腿疼): "When mental illness occurs, you should increase your medication."
Shen Tong accused of adultery and beating his wife
Shen Tong was a leader of the '89 protest movement. In recent years, his level of participation in the overseas Democracy Movement diminished.In 2005, Shen Tong was accused of adultery in Taiwan with a woman surnamed Lai.TVBS: https://news.tvbs.com.tw/local/417997
In 2017, Shen Tong was accused of beating his wife (Ms. Lai) in the U.S and was indicted on one count of second-degree assault.New York Post: https://nypost.com/2017/10/04/millionaire-anti-violence-activist-busted-for-beating-his-wife/
Wu'erkaixi's controversy in Taiwan
In June 2005, Wu'erkaixi was photographed "picking up girls" at a nightclub in Taipei.TVBS: https://news.tvbs.com.tw/life/440370
In 2019, Wu'erkaixi was arrested in Taiwan for driving a motorcycle while drunk. The level of alcohol contained in his body surpassed the allowed limit.China Times: https://web.archive.org/web/20190515050022/https://www.chinatimes.com/amp/realtimenews/20190331001111-260402
Wang Dan allegedly received 400,000$ from the Taiwanese government
In April 2011, multiple news media reported that testified in court that he had received two grants from the Chen Shui-bian administration totaling 400 000 USD and that the source of the money was not clear.
China Times: https://www.chinatimes.com/amp/newspapers/20110416002085-260107
Liberty Times: https://news.ltn.com.tw/news/politics/pape484870
Wang Dan responded that the reports of him having received 400 000 USD are false.
North America Online/BBC: http://naol.ca/news/world/2011/04/16-1.htm
Later, Wang Dan said "The report [of the Central News Agency] is misleading. What we accepted is the Republic of China's government's funding of the overseas Democracy Movement. Well, if it is said to be Chen Shui-bian's personal support, then I think this is not in line with the facts. [...] What he represents is not himself, but the government of the Republic of China."Deutsche Welle: https://www.dw.com/zh/%E7%8E%8B%E4%B8%B9%E5%8F%B0%E6%B9%BE%E8%B5%84%E5%8A%A9%E5%B9%B6%E9%9D%9E%E9%99%88%E6%B0%B4%E6%89%81%E7%9A%84%E4%B8%AA%E4%BA%BA%E6%94%AF%E6%8C%81/a-14997215
Cao Changqing pointed out that Wang Dan's response to this allegation made no sense.ChinaAid: https://www.chinaaid.net/2014/09/blog-post_38.html
Chen Shui-bian disclosed in 2022 that he paid Wang Dan
Chen Shui-bian paid 6.6 million NTD to Wang DanIn April 2022, Chen Shui-bian revealed 21 cases of "Guowu Jiyao Fei", including two payments to Wang Dan, totaling 6.6 million NTD.China TimesMing PaoChen Shui-bian disclosed that Wang Dan was paid 200,000 USD after meeting him
Wang Dan came to the Presidential Palace to talk to Chen Shui-bian. Chen Shui-bian also allocated 200,000 US dollars to be paid in two years to Wang Dan. However, Chen Shui-bian said that U.S. law stipulates that it is not allowed to accept foreign government funding. In order to help Wang Dan, the government used many people. Wang Dan admitted it in a secret court.SanlihThe Storm Media
Wang Dan was accused of pretending to be ill to receive donations
, Wang Dan claimed to have a brain tumor and asked for donations. Feng Congde and Tang Baiqiao accused him of deceiving people.China Times Liberty Times
Innapropriate photos of Sheng Xue
Sheng Xue is the leader of the Federation for a Democratic China (FDC). Many other political dissidents, such as Fei Liangyong, accuse her of behaving badly.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/01/world/canada/china-dissident-harassment-sheng-xue.html
These are alleged nude and innapropriate photos of Sheng Xue. She denied it.https://web.archive.org/web/20230228122715/http://18.104.22.168/hero/201608/xiaopingtouyehua/2_1.shtmlhttps://web.archive.org/web/20230228122715/http://22.214.171.124/hero/201608/xiaopingtouyehua/2_1.shtmlhttps://web.archive.org/web/20230228123614/https://club.6parkbbs.com/bolun/index.php?app=forum&act=threadview&tid=15257084
A spy and an murder in Flushing
Wang Juntao is the leader of an organization of the "China Democracy Party" in Flushing. A Beijing petitioner named Zhang Xiaoning killed the lawyer Jim Li. Zhang Xiaoning was a participant of the protests of Wang Juntao's group. Wang Shujun, someone who was close to Wang Juntao, was found to be a spy of China.https://nymag.com/intelligencearticle/wang-juntao-exile-chinese-communist-party-nyc.html
Liu Gang's wife was accused of being a Chinese spy
Liu Gang is the former leader of the student self-government federation during the '89 protest movement. In 2011, he accused accused
his wife of being a spy of China.
Guo Wengui is a rich businessman who escaped from China. In 2017, he was supported of many people such as the dissident former official Bao Tong
and the soccer player Hao Haidong
.In 2017, he was accused of sex assault
.He got into conflict with many political dissidents, including Bob Fu, Tang Baiqiao and Guo Baosheng.
Chai Ling accused Yuan Zhiming of raping her
Chai Ling was an important person during the '89 protest movement. However, she is not very active now.In 2015, she accused the dissident pastor Yuan Zhiming of raping
her in 1990. In 2016, the christian group "GRACE" published their final report
on the allegations.
In October 1998
, Peng Ming's organizations, the China Development Union, was declared illegal by the government and closed.In 2005, Peng Ming was in China sentenced
for terrorism.Peng Ming intended to use violent methods to overthrow the Chinese government, such as assassinations and poisoning the Miyun reservoir in Beijing.Radio Free Asia, Yi Gai Creaders (万维)
Wei Jingsheng was accused of rape
Wei Jingsheng is the "father of the Democracy Movement". He wrote "the fifth modernization", calling for democracy.In 2019, Liu Huaizhao filed a complaint alleging that Wei Jingsheng had a child with her after a sexual intercourse but did not give financial support as promised. Wei Jingsheng claimed that Liu Huaizhao was sent by the CCP to disrupt his work.
Ni Yuxian is the founder of a "Party for Freedom and Democracy in China".
In 2006, because of a conflict with Xie Wanjun (leader of a China Democracy Party), Liu Dongxing invited
Ni Yuxian to cooperate. Because of this, Ni Yuxian got into conflict with other political dissidents.
In 2007, after Liu Dongxing and Ni Yuxian expelled each other from an organization named "China Democracy Party", Ni Yuxian reported Liu Dongxing to the 109th branch of the municipal police in Flushing, accusing Liu Dongxing of embezzling party fees and other crimes. On October 27th, the police arrested Liu Dongxing at the "party central office".
According to Ni Yuxian, Liu Dongxing demanded that anyone who joins the China Democracy Party must pay 500 US dollars plus 10 US dollars each month and an activity fee for each activity. According to Ni Yuxian, Liu Dongxing often asked for donations without receipts, and forced people to buy "democracy stocks" that he printed himself and the "US Headquarters of the China Democracy Party" ("中国民主党美国总部") of Liu Dongxing participated in political asylum business. Ming Pao
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2023.06.04 03:41 Babystepthree [SETLIST THREAD] Joe Russo's Almost Dead, Red Rocks (6-3-23) (Morrison, CO)
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📣= Scott Metzger groan
☸︎=The Wheel tease
🌸=Another Brick in the Wall Tease (Pink Floyd)
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🎻= Katie Jacoby Sit-in
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2023.06.04 03:28 HighwaySixtyOne Itasca, Texas school superintendent arrested after planning to engage in sex acts with 15-year-old
2023.06.04 02:14 Boring_Ad_6475 Felony DWI w/ bodily injury resolution
Hello community, I just wanted to hop on here to provide a little insight on how my case went. I have relied on this community for information and details about DWI cases while I have been on PreTrial (2 years) waiting for my punishment, so now I am giving back.
My charge was Felony DWI w/bodily injury in Texas.
I have been convicted of the felony, and my punishment is as follows:
- 4 years community supervision (probation)
- 90 days partial house arrest
- 1 year interlock
- $1,000 fine
- 6 month license suspension
- 100 community service hours
- TAPP evaluation
- DWI intervention classes
- Live Victim Impact Panel
Although I am technically now a convicted felon, I am at peace and feel a sense of relief to finally begin my probation term. There is a light at the end of the tunnel everybody, stay positive.
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2023.06.04 01:48 OleRockTheGoodAg [Game Thread] #25 (2) Texas A&M (37-25) @ #6 (1) Stanford (39-16) - NCAA Tournament - Stanford Regional - Game 4
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2023.06.04 01:45 Mojozy Finding Clinical Supervision and/or Paid Positions for License Eligible and Newly-Licensed Mental Health and Counseling Candidates in Texas
Mental health and counseling license-eligible, provisionally-licensed, and newly-licensed professionals in Texas have a number of resources available to them to find paid jobs and clinical supervision. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, there are currently over 11,000 mental health and counseling license-eligible, provisionally-licensed, and newly-licensed professionals in the state of Texas. \n\nOne resource available to mental health and counseling license-eligible, provisionally-licensed, and newly-licensed professionals in Texas is Mojozy.org. This site provides mental health and counseling professionals with resources to help them find clinical supervision and paid jobs in the state. It also provides information about the licensing process and job opportunities in the mental health and counseling field. \n\nThe Texas Psychological Association (TPA) is another resource that mental health and counseling license-eligible, provisionally-licensed, and newly-licensed professionals in Texas can use to find clinical supervision and paid jobs. The TPA offers a job board, webinars, and other resources to help mental health and counseling professionals find the right job or clinical supervisor. \n\nFinally, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TSBEP) provides resources to mental health and counseling license-eligible, provisionally-licensed, and newly-licensed professionals in Texas. The TSBEP provides information about the licensing process, job postings, and resources to help mental health and counseling professionals find clinical supervision and paid jobs in Texas.\n\nBy utilizing the resources provided by Mojozy.org, the Texas Psychological Association, and the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, mental health and counseling license-eligible, provisionally-licensed, and newly-licensed professionals in Texas can find the right job or clinical supervisor for their needs.--- VISIT WWW.MOJOZY.ORG FOR MORE DETAILS AND INFORMATION. To search for clinical supervisors in Texas, visit www.mojozy.org/clinical-supervision/Texas
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2023.06.04 01:16 Ikestrman Daily Pick'Em Thread Sunday, 06/04/2023 Game day
Welcome back to another Pick'Em thread!
This post can be used to discuss your picks for 06/04/2023. If you have any feedback or suggestions on improving the thread further, drop a comment below or message the moderators
Don't forget: picks must be submitted during the twelve-hour window before Noon EDT on game day, you can only make one selection per day, and missed days count as losses, so choose wisely and don't delay! Games for Sunday, 06/04/2023:
|Matchup and Team Records ||Probable Pitchers (Season ERA) ||Estimated Win Probability |
|St. Louis Cardinals (25-33) @ Pittsburgh Pirates (29-27) ||Miles Mikolas (3.75) / Rich Hill (4.76) ||52% / 48% |
|Tampa Bay Rays (40-19) @ Boston Red Sox (30-27) ||Taj Bradley (3.60) / Tanner Houck (5.30) ||52% / 48% |
|Philadelphia Phillies (26-32) @ Washington Nationals (25-33) ||Ranger Suarez (7.13) / Trevor Williams (3.93) ||56% / 44% |
|Toronto Blue Jays (31-27) @ New York Mets (30-28) ||Yusei Kikuchi (4.47) / Kodai Senga (3.44) ||48% / 52% |
|Oakland Athletics (12-48) @ Miami Marlins (31-28) ||Paul Blackburn (2.25) / Sandy Alcantara (4.93) ||35% / 65% |
|Milwaukee Brewers (30-27) @ Cincinnati Reds (26-31) ||Adrian Houser (4.07) / Ben Lively (1.99) ||55% / 45% |
|Los Angeles Angels (30-29) @ Houston Astros (34-23) ||Griffin Canning (4.89) / J.P. France (4.00) ||40% / 60% |
|Colorado Rockies (26-34) @ Kansas City Royals (17-41) ||Kyle Freeland (4.22) / Brady Singer (7.12) ||49% / 51% |
|Cleveland Guardians (25-32) @ Minnesota Twins (31-27) ||Triston McKenzie (-) / Joe Ryan (2.77) ||44% / 56% |
|Detroit Tigers (26-30) @ Chicago White Sox (25-35) ||Matthew Boyd (5.96) / Michael Kopech (4.52) ||42% / 58% |
|Seattle Mariners (29-29) @ Texas Rangers (37-20) ||Bryce Miller (3.00) / Nathan Eovaldi (2.42) ||44% / 56% |
|Baltimore Orioles (36-21) @ San Francisco Giants (28-29) ||Tyler Wells (3.29) / Anthony DeSclafani (3.48) ||46% / 54% |
|Atlanta Braves (33-24) @ Arizona Diamondbacks (35-23) ||Michael Soroka (6.00) / Zac Gallen (2.72) ||54% / 46% |
|Chicago Cubs (25-31) @ San Diego Padres (26-31) ||Marcus Stroman (2.59) / Ryan Weathers (4.28) ||39% / 61% |
|New York Yankees (34-25) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (35-23) ||Domingo German (3.98) / Bobby Miller (1.64) ||45% / 55% |
- All columns are Away / Home. Records are typically current as-of the time of posting, and do not always contain the matchup results from the day of posting.
- A bolded matchup means that there is a "Probability of Precipitation" greater than 50% in a non-domed stadium at the time of this post.
- An italicized matchup means that it is Game 2 of a doubleheader, which for Pick'Em purposes will not be applicable (only Game 1 is counted, but Game 2 is still included above so that you can be aware that pitching management may be different than a non-doubleheader game day).
- Probable pitchers and stats sourced from mlb.com (via the MLB-StatsAPI); weather data soured from the OpenWeather One Call API.
- Estimated chance of winning percentages sourced from FiveThirtyEight’s 2023 MLB Game Predictions, an ELO-based, easy to understand ratings system.
Details such as probable pitchers, winning odds, and match certainty are subject to change. Note that a pick for a team in a cancelled game (weather or otherwise) is automatically counted as a correct guess. View Poll
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2023.06.04 01:07 SpicyMango1123 Not a drag queen in sight