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Can't access WhatsApp
2020.07.14 01:36 pannawavCan't access WhatsApp
So i found my old iPhone 4, i didnt use it in the last 5 years and i wanted to check all my old photos and videos. The problem is that when i try to open the app it says: "Your phone date is innacurate! Adjust your clock and try again." which obviously i already did, so in a post i read that another solution would be to update the app, but when i go to the app store there's no update option, just says: "Open", so i understand that there's no update for my current OS (iOS 7.1.2) which is the last OS available for iPhone 4 so... i don't know what to do. The other option i saw consists in manually uninstalling the app and then reinstall it, but i'm afraid to loose the data in the process. Maybe there is a way to access the app or to access the data from my PC without opening the App, if anyone has any idea i would very much appreciate it. Thanks a lot :)
2020.07.13 23:42 pannawavCan't acces my old phone data
So i found my old iPhone 4, i didnt use it in the last 5 years and i wanted to check all my old photos and videos. The thing is that most of the stuff is in WhatsApp, i have 1.5GB of stuff in there, and when i try to open it says: "Your phone date is innacurate! Adjust your clock and try again." which obviously i already did, so in a post i read that another solution would be to update the app, but when i go to the appstore there's no update option, just says: "Open", so i understand that there's no update for my current OS (iOS 7.1.2) which is the last OS available for iPhone 4 so... i don't know what to do. The other option i saw consists in manually uninstalling the app and then reinstall it, but i'm afraid to loose the data in the process. Maybe there is a way to access all the data and send it to my PC without opening the App, if anyone has any idea i would appreciate it so much. Thanks :)
I have yet another LTC question but I guess this could apply to anywhere that enters weights in to a computer system. Everyone on here has been so helpful and I don’t know where I would be without you guys <3 So, I have been entering the weights into Point Click Care as the nurses give them to me. We have a real problem with large weight loss, broken scales, and reweighs taking forever (like 3+ weeks sometimes) to get done. So when I get a weight from a nurse that clearly needs a reweigh, I put it in the computer, tell the nurse I need a reweigh, and make a little note saying “discrepancy noted, will obtain reweigh”. But sometimes despite my best efforts and telling the DON, the reweighs don’t get done for a while. I was recently told to not put in any weights that need a reweigh until the reweigh is done which would be fine under normal circumstances but I would feel weird back dating a weight for last month when the reweigh is finally done and then it being not addressed. Or sometimes the reweigh is off by twenty pounds in another direction and then I have to wait forever to reweigh again. If the reweigh ever shows the first weight was in innacurate, I cross it out and make a little note. I offered to wait up to 72 hours after a weigh for a reweigh to get done but the admin said that wasn’t enough. Ugh, I’m really struggling with what’s the right solution! Obviously putting in unverified data isn’t ideal but I feel like documenting it is still important because the patient frequently did lose 20lbs and it’s important to know when that actually occurred.
2020.06.24 04:54 msDicalryWIBTA if I didn't go to this brunch?
My brother and his GF have been dealing with a rough patch in thier relationship. His girlfriend moved here from out of the country and doesn't have many friends to turn to. My mom thought it would be good to idea to spend a girl's day with her and she invited me and my older sister to give her emotional support. I'm starting to get cold feet though. My brother was a dick to me growing up. I mean like flat out abusive. I was so scared of him that I couldn't be alone in the same room as him for a very long time. He started dating this girl right after he moved out and things seemed to be getting better with him. I never really developed a close relationship with her though. The few times I did get to talk to her alone she was very eager to tell me that my situation was just a "sibling rivalry". It was strange and instrusive to say the least(and often it was unprompted as she just likes to ramble.) I can only assume that my brother said a lot of innacurate things to her about how I was like growing up. Well, now that his antics are rearing their ugly heads she's seeking advice. I know I'd be doing the right thing by giving her that emotional support however based on our past relationship, and the fact that this is so closely intertwined with my brother, I'm not sure I have the energy to go. If I didn't go it's not like it would be a disaster. I mean, while I can't say I trust my mom to be helpful, I do trust my sister to be real with her. WIBTA if I didn't go?
2020.05.26 23:33 burnertemp74Is this an accurate flow chart of how to get an SO
(I have asbergers so basically the part of my brain that would already know this doesn't really exist, or with me in particular it's like that ) sit next to them --> talk a bit towards them --> talk more ( if they dont talk back to me alot/flirt stop at this point ) --> ask if they wanna study together or stay after class --> Ask for phone number and text a bit -->ask if they want to come to lunch with me or something ( say "Date" somewhere in it ) ---> Spend more time with her and ask " what are we now" --> go eat or do more things with her ---> effectivly SO ( ask to confirm ) --> ( other things, sex) if at anypoint they say no or start to completely ignore me stop, distance myself then start over with another girl If this is innacurate please tell me how so Also how could I get near then without be awkard ( like if men are already sitting next to her for example )
2020.04.19 20:15 TechnoMagical_IntentCorona Borealis (constellation) zenith transit times
Earlier Post Discussion on this Topic u/danl999 is likely the only one in here who could currently benefit from this info, but here it is for everyone anyway. Reddit doesn't handle multi-column tables in posts well at all, so the corrected table is linked for PDF download at the end of this post. The table with zenith times for L.A., for Corona Borealis, linked in this SA.org background info pagehas multiple errors (see below). The software and site mentioned in that link is still active and working under Windows 10 (emulatable in OS X/Linux), if you want to do your own tables. There is also an Android widget called Home Planet that uses the same engine as the open source software mentioned in that page. I emailed Corey back in 2002 and pointed out the errors in his table, which he acknowledged, saying I was the first to find it. He never changed it. But since DST dates constantly change, or aren't even adopted in some countries or states/regions, it's best to leave those corrections out of any tables anyway. The start of zenith alignment for: Corona Borealis over L.A. on April 17, 2020 was 1:43am (+ 1 hour for daylight savings time); Coma Berenices over L.A. on April 17, 2020 was 10:35pm (+1 hour for DST); & Camelopardalis zenith was 1:55pm (+ 1 hour for DST). Times do not change noticably from year to year, unless you're currently living in the year 3596! Since Los Angeles is roughly halfway between the equator and the largest northernmost cities, the listed times are accurate to within 10-15 minutes, depending on your latitude in the northern hemisphere. Without a chart, a basic method is to subtract 3 hours (from Corona Borealis Z.T.) to get Coma Berenices zenith time, and 12 hours for Camelopardalis...and fold the +/- 10 minute discrepancy into a twenty minute pre-prep time (not that simple, I know!). An Android/iOS app would likely be much more practical than a PDF. You get around 50 minutes for Corona Borealis & Coma Berenices to transition completely through (from East to West) their zenith windows, and 1 hour 45 minutes for Camelopardalis. (errors in SA.org page: daylight savings time adjustments are from April 7-October 27 instead of March 8-November 1 as they are in 2020, and he mistakenly switched PM to AM on Oct. 27...making everything after that innacurate) CORRECTED PDF WITH ZENITH TIMES (Google Drive)
2020.02.25 08:44 theferalwisdomBudget (500 AUD) gaming/recording pc for aussie
EDIT: Budget updated to around 800AUD
What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
This will primarily get used for gaming/recording, most of my normal home computing I'll still use my laptop. Mostly I would like to get back into darksouls (been a long while since i've had a decent rig), and some games I have interest in getting into would be rust, pubg, overwatch, rocket league. not too fussed about high end graphics I just want to be able to functionally play modern games other than minecraft hahaha. I also do a little bit of recording in reaper, mostly using my line 6 toneport but I'd like to get myself a desk and actually start recording full band stuff, but I don't see myself getting the mics required for some time, so if that kind of stuff is particularly intensive and outside of this budget, as long as I'm able to upgrade the rig to accomodate that in the future I'll be content with the cheaper machine for now.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
500AUD, with some flexibility if it's particularly worthwhile going the extra
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
probably a few months time, so i understand the pricing may be a little innacurate, i'm looking more for a ballpark figure here, and a bit of what to start looking at
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
Everything but keyboard mouse, display and speakers
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
Unknown acer 23" monitor (HDMI), logitech 350X's and some logitech usb wireless keyboard and mouse
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
Not a necessity
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
SSD would be ideal, and as I said I don't mind if the computer would struggle with recording, as long as the motherboard is able to handle more powerful components that I can upgrade to (using my limited pc knowledge to try and explain my requirements here, hopefully I'm making sense)
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
Functionality first, so whatever stays cool the best and is easy to work with/in
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
2020.02.18 04:23 RodroGNVIDIA's Control Panel FPS Limiter VS RivaTuner VS In-Engine: An analysis of their frame time consistency and approximate input lag.
The following is a software feature benchmarking that evaluates and compares the performance of the 3 main FPS limiters in 5 games (2 DX11, 2 DX12, 1 VK) through their built-in benchmarks. Although it wouldn't be the only possible scenario of analysis, this time, I chose the "G-SYNC scenario" as the only one when conducting all my tests. The 3 analyzed and compared FPS limiters were:
RivaTuner Statistics Server framerate limit (RTSS limiter)
NVIDIA's Control Panel "Max Frame Rate" setting (NVCP v3 limiter)
In-engine /in-game limits (In-Engine limiter)
The performance of the above FPS limiters was evaluated and compared based on different performance metrics and performance graphs that:
Allow us to estimate the frametimes consistency and stability over time with each of them; and
Allow us to estimate tentatively the latency that we would get when using each limiter by using an approximate method based on PresentMon data via a CapFrameX implementation.
After presenting all the captured performance data related to frame time stability and the approximate latency results of each limiter, I offer you a note for each of them, and a final and tentative recommendation on which one would be better limiter, or in what contexts, or for what type of uses, it would be so, based on the analysis results. TL;DR Tentative conclusion / FPS limiter recommendation(s) at the bottom of the post. DISCLAIMER Please, be aware that the following results, notes and the corresponding FPS limiter recommendation are only tentative and will only be valid for similar Turing and G-Sync gaming rigs on Windows 10 v1909. Its representativeness, applicability and usefulness on different NVIDIA gaming platforms and MS Windows versions are not guaranteed. For buttom-to-pixel latency analysis you should look atBattle(non)sensevideos orBlur Bustersarticles on the subject.
NOTE. Input LagApproximationExplained (NEW 22/02/20) From PresentMon readme:
PresentMon doesn't directly measure the latency from a user's input to the display of that frame because it doesn't have insight into when the application collects and applies user input. A potential approximation is to assume that the application collects user input immediately after presenting the previous frame. To compute this, search for the previous row that uses the same swap chain and then: LatencyMs =~ MsBetweenPresents + MsUntilDisplayed - previous(MsInPresentAPI)
According to the above input lag approximation, the developers of CapFrameX (CX) implemented an "approximate input lag" tab, as part of its "Synchronization" view page, which uses various data from PresentMon and the equation above to give an approximate input lag. This does not include the additional latency from the mouse/keyboard/monitor combo. For that CX includes a box where you can type in an offset based on your hardware (I set an offset of 6ms in current analysis). This approximate input lag is shown in the CX's graph and in the distribution below as well as a small bar chart for the average and 99% and 1% pecentile values. That said, and in case we use some method in order to limit FPS, the accuracy and validity of the current equation above, and its corresponding results, will depend and can vary though, according to whether or not, and how, the framerate limiter inserts or adds a delay between finishing one frame, and sampling input for the next. Therefore, we will have the following correct or wrong measurement scenarios (from here):
-- If a delay is added by the OS/driver while Present() is running, then the delay will be included in the MsInPresentAPI metric -- If Present() is hooked, or the application does this itself, and the delay added before Present() is called then it will be included in the MsBetweenPresents metric. In both of these cases, the latency equation above will be correct (assuming the workload samples input and simulation time when Present() returns). If the delay is added after Present() returns, but before the application samples input/time, then the equation will be wrong (too large) since that assumption is then incorrect.
At the end of the day, latency should be measured from the time the engine sampled user input, to the time that the result of that input is visible to the user. This is not possible to measure using software, without knowing the duration between sending pixels to the display, and the light reaching the user. Further, there exists no standard way to detect when the engine sampled input, given how many different kinds of input exist. What PresentMon can measure is the amount of time from when the engine finished a frame on the CPU, to the point when the OS requested the display to start scanning that frame. If you add an assumption that the engine sampled input immediately after finishing the previous frame, you end up with the equation you started with. Frame limiters other than ones implemented inside the D3D runtime or driver break this assumption, because they insert a delay between finishing one frame, and sampling input for the next. That causes the equation you have been using to be incorrect for them, unless you could also know how long they slept. This is something else that is not knowable in a standard way. In summary: - The NVCP latency should be (more or less) accurate according to that equation. - RTSS is definitely not accurate according to that equation. - For in-engine limiters, well, each engine can implement it themselves, so it depends whether they sleep: -- After rendering and before presenting: your equation would be accurate, and show a high latency. -- After presenting before rendering the next frame: your equation would be innacurate, and show a high latency.
Now, from a practical point of view, in the context of my analysis, and without modifying the current equation for the calculation of the approximate input lag, I can only consider the results relative to the NVCP limiter as valid or useful sadly. The reason is, and being set what Jesse Natalie wrote on the issue as the best approach for my benchmarking purposes, that we don't know how each in-engine limiter implements its own fps limiter hook as well, and not only in case of the RTSS one, so, the calculations in such case wouldn't be valid in relation to the current approximate input lag equation either (we don't know whether the in-engine limiters sleep: after rendering and before presenting or after presenting before rendering the next frame). Consequently, and according to all the above, I had the following cases that follows from the results gathered by applying the current and unmodified approximate input lag equation:
RTSS limiter, with clearly innacurate approximate input lag results.
In-engine limiter, that is doubtful (and not useful for my benchmarking).
NVCP limiter, that is correct (and useful and valid for my benchmarking).
Although the frametimes consistency was acceptable or even good in some cases, it was significantly worse than with the RTSS and NVCP limiters.
RTSS FPS Limiter Note
The RTSS limiter was very good in terms of frametimes stability in all scenarios and showed a very consistent behaviour and the best accuracy when capping FPS.
NVCP FPS Limiter Note
Although the consistency of the NVCP limiter was overall on par with the RTSS limiter one and significantly more stable than the in-engine limiters too, it showed lower 1% and 0.1% FPS low avgs numbers (not included in the results tables but captured and valuable anyway) than the RTSS limiter in almost all scenarios.
Stability-wise, there was a clear and significant advantage of both the RTSS and NVCP limiter over all the in-engine solutions for G-Sync users. However, between the RTSS and NVCP limiter differences were not significant overall (except the worse FPS lows avg of the NVCP limiter), so I would consider both software limiters almost on par in terms of frametime consistency. In terms of approximate input lag, I cannot conclude anything for G-Sync users sadly, because the approximate latency results, based on current PresentMon equation, for the in-engine and RTSS limiters scenarios are not accurate or useful at all, as explained in the NEW approximate input lag note added in the "Approximate Input Lag Results" section above. ---o---o--- If you like my analysis, feel free to encourage me with a little donation.DONATE (PayPal) ---o---o---
2019.12.18 04:32 glowpipeIs the first vive sorta bad or is it just my vive wands ?
I bought one of the first batches of the original vice and since then, i never really had fun playing Basically, The control wands feel so bad. They are so innacurate so im wondering if my vive wands is basically broken. First of all, i have removed every single shiny and reflective surface in the room and covered up the pc monitor with a blanket. I have removed my phone and my routers wifi extender. The basestations should be perfectly mounted, after looking at a bazzilion and 1 youtube vid and reading forums. No problem for the headset the track, but the controls. Oh boy. Every now and again they start drifting. In games like hotdogs, horseshoes and handgrenades it doesn't feel like i am playing because of the inaccuracy. It doesn't feel like i am grabbing the gun or magazine due to controls being so out of sync with my actual hands. Often in games like boneworks, I am unable to actualy pull the slide of the gun back because the wands crash in eachother before i actually get close enough to get the little grab popup on the slide. I have watched so many youtube videos of people playing vr and having the time of their life, but i simply can't enjoy it due to the controls being as they are. Friend of mine said that his vive, this being the pro, the controls felt like a natural extension of his arms. Where i feel like a cripple who gained movement in the arm for the first in 130 years and learning to move my arms for the first time. Does any of this sound like how its supposed to be and im just not getting into it or does it sound like something is wrong with my vive ? I am going to buy a index as soon as they are available in my country, but until then, i would like to see if its anything i could possibly do to remedy this issue. I really want to play boneworks. But not like this. Everything is up to date btw. Controllers, basestations and headset
2019.11.19 03:33 AwesomeTopHat[Let's build] d100 artifacts from a long died kingdom
A wizard spellbook contenting spells so powerful that are forbidden to research now
A gem with a demon trapped inside
A genie lamp
Blueprints for a flying machine
History books with names of all the Kings and Queens of the past in this kingdom
A magic eye that gives you sight based things enhancements(Dictionary20)
A map to a secret treasury hoard that may not even exist (rp2865)
Ceremonial toothpicks from a type of aromatic, flavorful camphor tree. The toothpicks are inscribed with a location and date of an important event, and are presented in a small decorative wooden box. (MaxSizeIs)
Incredibly fine and beautiful porcelain tea-cups with a handle too small for one's fingers to grasp. The cups are thinner than egg-shells (MaxSizeIs)
A gold inlaid, ivory scroll-reader, used to mark one's place in a scroll as they read. (MaxSizeIs)
Turqoise knobs secured to the ends of a laquered mahogany scroll-case. The knobs are enchanted to cast the cantrip Light for reading in the dark. (MaxSizeIs)
A man frozen in ice, up to DM if revivable or not (HeaterTheYeeter)
A sword that sucks blood from it's victim (HeaterTheYeeter)
Relatively weak armor that is highly decorated, either ceremonial or predating better technology (HeaterTheYeeter)
A stick used to test if something is a mimic (HeaterTheYeeter)
A grand but innacurate map of the world (HeaterTheYeeter)
A book of slurs towards their mortal enemies (HeaterTheYeeter)
A wind up machine that polishes and dusts off the artifact (HeaterTheYeeter)
A crystal that turns magic into heat (HeaterTheYeeter)
A crown that, when you get too close, shoots an arrow at you, the mechanism could use some fixing (HeaterTheYeeter)
The perfectly preserved blood (or other DNA) of an ancient wizard which, when exposed to certain conditions, brings him back to "life" as an undead of sorts. (Not necessarily a Lich, just some kind of unliving mutant.) (bad1aj)
A pet statue which was acting as a guardian, and is completely still and motionless (like if it was just a statue), until one acts friendly toward it (including baby speech). (bad1aj)
A book full of ancient prophesies before ending blank. A successful history check (or with the appropriate research) shows that the majority of them came true, and that one of the last few must be the one that ends the world. (if you wanna make it a plot twist, it's only blank cause that's when the Empire fell, and the prophesy's not gonna end the whole world.) (bad1aj)
(more just for fun, not exclusive to this list) A dusty old table, showing one specific region of the world. When one activates it, they can track the rise and fall of any societies in that region, as well as people moving across it. Going back far enough, one sees that the environment was vastly different, and there might even be some lost treasure there. (bad1aj)
A map that magically shows the directions to wherever you want to go. It can even show you the way outside of your current physical plain and into other plains of existence. (Warriorsreckoning)
A shield that creates a blinding forcefield around whoever is wielding it. Shield was forged by ancient magic astronomers from the ore of a Star. (Warriorsreckoning)
Statue of a knight. This statue is alive and can talk to people. He is the last stone sentry of a city ruled by wizards. Instead of raising an army of human warriors, the wizards simply animated statues. (Warriorsreckoning)
Small microscopic dragon sealed in a small glass vile. If someone opens the vile, the dragon starts to grow to be over 100 feet tall. Dragon was sealed inside by a knight after the dragon devoured his one true love. (Warriorsreckoning)
Small model of a castle tower. Anytime this model is placed on the ground, it grows into a full size tower. It can act as a portal shelter for the party. Once used by an ancient king to protect from himself from attempts on his life. (Warriorsreckoning) 31.
2019.10.30 19:36 ravens40Pending Transactions in Mint
Hi, pending transactions from my credit card (capital one) don't show up in Mint for me. I would like to categorize them before they clear in order to have an accurate day-by-date account of my budgeting. Is there a way to get the pending transactions to show? I know pending transactions can sometimes be innacurate and some other budgeting apps don't show them until they are cleared. I really would like an option to include pending credit card charges in Mint in order to show accuracy from day to day.
Okay, so this technically four theories in one. Sorry, won't do that again. I'm getting tired now, but these four are particular pet peeves of mind. They grind my gears and burn my bacon so I wanted to include them. So, these are extension of patriarchy which would be enough really (considering my break down above) but I just have to call these out in particular(and yes, on some level it is a personal reaction but I won't judge individuals who believe in these terms. They are certainly widespread enough in the media . No, I won't do that. People are entitled to their opinions. What I will not do is hold back my compunctions because I really really heavily disagree). I will explain why I think this, perhaps I am wrong. I think I would prefer it if I was. Here we go... 1)Rape Culture - This is a personal issue to me, I am going to attempt to remain as objective as possible but I am but a human with flaws and biases and everything in between. So as feminism would have us believe, we live in a culture that both excuses rape, and normalises. This allows men to get away with perverse acts and all men have a responsibility to stop it, as they are inherently complicit (I hate the notion that any group is responsible for the actions of others by mere extension of belonging in that group, I will frame it from a feminist angle but I am going to tackle this as a third point as it pertains to both Rape Culture and Toxic Masculinity). The idea being that risqué jokes embolden it (this a flawed premise, again putting too much power on socialisation). Cultivation only works under specific circumstances, which works through constant fear, propaganda and an "other" to hate. This doesn't just happen, when propaganda is used. It usually takes decades to take effect. Things like stereotype threat and the monkey see monkey do theories don't have much weight, in the linked article it mentions an experiment demonstrating that causal factors between self-esteem and academic achievement is weak, (check out Study 2). Media, entertainment, cultivation and representation is another subject unto itself (so maybe another day). The idea that not believing women wholesale from the get go is somehow victim blaming, even though we have seen this go bad in the past. And (to sell my soul and go intersectional), the majority of people in the innocence project are exonerated from sexual assault and are black. On a personal level, I would believe any friend who told me of a traumatic experience but in terms of enforcing this rule on all of society (at a legal and public level) for all women, is a bad idea, even though our trauma may be real but our memories have a habit of making shit up. Rape is horrible. I know! But the situation is more nuanced than that. It is not an easy topic both in terms of emotional reaction and technical resolution, but we need to be mindful of the truth to proceed appropriately. Why do I disagree with it so heavily? Well for one it frames it in a very misleading way. That somehow we live in a culture that champions rape, and that people just need to be educated on what constitutes rape. However, most people aren't rapist and sometimes things aren't as they appear, some people do need education but I would say it is still a small amount (it's just on an individual level they tend to do it more than once. Some people are just awful). This comes down to rape being about power as a pure women's issue, but this doesn't seem to ring absolutely true . There is also the argument of Patriarchy, but research suggests that men (in aggregate) have less in-group bias than women, this becomes especially true when the man has more positive attitudes toward sex (though this is correlational it does seem to suggest that sexually active men humanise women more than let's say a raging incel :P). Also, studies suggest that men don't see sexualised women as less, well they do, but only when they are portrayed as less confident. We also shouldn't pretend that women can't be ignorant toward men who have been sexually assaulted, I have heard the line (not frequently, but it does happen) that because someone has an erection, they consented. Multiple sources reveal that sexual assault against men may be more common than first thought . So whilst from what we can see 1 in 4 women will be victims of assault, 1 in 6 men will be as well. We should all take these with a pinch of salt (as they're self-reported), but it does really diminish the whole idea of rape just being a male thing in Patriarchal world, kind of odd when in my country forced to penetrate isn't included under law. Yet, a lot of men are traumatised by their experiences. These aren't included as part of rape statistics. So while it can be argued that women have a hard time being believed and get infantilised, they at least get recognition. Men are treated with more respect, but male victims are treated like they don't even exist. The truth is though, there is a fear culture against rape these days (and false accusations), we don't need to be so afraid of each other. Let's take the one in five college statistic, this is ridiculous (plainly put) and just drives fear. If I ever had a daughter (doubtful at this point), and I believe that the statistic. I'd be like, hell no you ain't going to college! I mean, it would put the rates to the same as the Congo and those are insanely high. As a side note, both a lot of people get rape and false accusations wrong. About 3.5% (American stats here) of rapes get a conviction in court, 2-7% are proven false. This leaves a grey area of about 80% where we actually can't be judge either way (without looking into the cases individually). If rape is rare, then so is having a false accusation levied against you. Most people aren't going to be rapists and most people aren't going to ruin you with an accusation. Fear is everywhere. Is the low conviction rate because the police don't take these charges seriously? Certainly to some extent, there was the fact that 11,000 rape kits went untested. While it's good that they were as it did lead to convictions, it only resolved 7.4% of the cases. This won't lead to a massive influx of justice for women. Rape is hard to prove if not caught immediately, and honestly it is hard for victims to come forward (and you can't force them). This is unfortunate, but we do have due process for a reason. The conviction rate is low for all crimes, notice how possession of drugs and weapons has a much higher conviction rate. I think (tentatively) that it is because possession is easier to prove. There isn't even that high a conviction rate for murder. This brings me onto #MeToo and where I would like to end this segment. #MeToo achieved some good, it helped lead to some arrests and dragged some bad actors into the light (pardon the unintentional pun). But, it hasn't really helped in the way it was supposed to. Since #MeToo began, it has become clear that people are less likely to believe women (not more). This is correlational, so I'm not saying it hurt women being believed, but wasn't it supposed to have the opposite effect? I wouldn't be surprised if it had an affect, though. Men are less trusting of women in the workplace now. Also, it has had effect on due process. Harvard University fired a professor from his position as dean for daring to represent Harvey Weinstein, what's more he was the first black dean of the house. How's that for interesctionality? I don't like Harvey Weinstein but I do think he's entitled to a defence, this is fear driving an attack on due process. We should be championing due process even for our enemies. It is insulting, considering the cases this man has under his belt, to say he was anywhere near playing favourites . Other experts in the field have spoken out. I'm not too bothered about Sullivan. He'll be okay. But how would this level of vitriol affect people at the bottom, we don't have to look far to see the results. We've seen this sort of attack against due process before, and it wasn't good then. Margaret Atwood had something to say on this, so I'll just leave the rest to her. Who puts it better than I ever could. 2)Toxic Masculinity - This is the strongest definition I could find of it: "It is how insecurities manifest (usually men, but women can have toxic masculine traits too). This is the idea that men are socialised to idolise traits like aggression, or misogyny as part of being a "real man". So, as a result their insecurities about their manhood lead them to toxic acts. Now, not all men who have toxic attitudes about masculinity do bad things but it reinforces the bad behaviour. Hence, it is worth concentrating on to reduce domestic violence against women". So this sounds quite logical, right... Toxic males do exist, I have met them. I have been victim to them. I agree with toxic males trending toward violence to prove their strength, again, I've seen it. I don't think that this can be extrapolated to all violence committed by the male population, there are different more effective methods for challenging this. Sometimes it's learned patterns of behaviour (not just from males, mind) and can be cultivated by all kind of environmental queues (being bullied, sexually abused, growing up around domestic violence, being neglected etc, in other words it mainly comes down to learned patterns of behaviour). There are about 17 factors that create the conditions for domestic violence including alcohol consumption, even early onset puberty seems to be a factor. to add to that, how do we know that people don't use toxic masculinity to excuse these behaviours rather than them being caused by it (correlation vs causation). When we are stressed and feel out of control, our brain's exhibit a fight or flight response. This is implies violence is implicit within everyone (although not explicit). Testosterone can increase aggression in already aggressive people, this doesn't mean that if someone has high testosterone they would be aggressive and society definitely plays a role. So do private experiences. As does biology. Different studies show different things. My tentative hypothesis is that there are so many variables that go into aggression, toxic masculinity is just too specific for any kind of fix on violence (as a whole). This is especially important when you can see that even in non-state societies, men are the perpetrators of the most extreme violence. I don't mean to suggest that most men are violent (most aren't) but the extreme deviations into violence are caused by multiple factors. There is more and more evidence to suggest that the issue of violence is a far more complex issue than toxic masculinity can address adequately (or even fairly - factors for violent behaviour are different for each individual). What I find interesting is that multiple studies/groups have multiple definitions, so it is not even consistent as a working term. This article, doesn't even bother to make the link between toxic masculinity and behaviours but just argues from the point of view of Patriarchy (so it is ill defined). This paper associates it with depression and social media use, but it still doesn't seem to demonstrate cause and effect? As far as I can see, all these papers conflate correlation with causation and don't account for other factors. This paper, uses self-reported measures of toxic masculinity which apparently women reported on more, (though I have no citation because of the paywall). What is interesting is that (in this particular study) feminine gender roles were also "associated" with emotional manipulation. Is this toxic femininity, I would be more accepting of toxic masculinity if we made this a thing as well? The research exists (only about 30 years of replicated research) on how anit-social behaviour manifests in men and women differently [230228-9/fulltext)]. So, women are more socially orientated, and this trait taken to extremes leads to toxic behaviour that actively harms people (and could be argued to have a basis in insecurity). This could easily be put down to Toxic Femininity but they aren't. It is just considered anti-social behaviour, driven by similar conditions to what creates the conditions in men. It just manifests differently. Not to say that indirect social behaviour is limited to women (we're talking aggregates) but violence isn't a purely male phenomenon either as there is evidence to suggest that women can be just as violent (though they don't harm their partners as much, a man a week is put in hospital due to domestic violence  ). This study even suggest that more men are subject to emotional abuse than women (again not trying to have a competition here). Using a more tabula rasa (yeah I know) approach, what's to say that suppressing aggression won't just lead people to internalise their aggression to come out in the long term. Which arguably, is what you would say happens with women when they turn violent. It's not expected of them so they internalise their bitter feeling (talking in generalisations of course). So if we socialise men along the same lines, doesn't it just mean they will use other excuses to turn to violence. To add to that, men's violence would potentially still be greater due to their greater muscle mass and heightened aggression. It might only be the perception that is biased. Differences are greater between people within groups than they are between them. There's all sorts of factors that go into domestic abuse for both sexes, the motivations for violence may overlap between people of different groups more than we give credit for. . To me, toxic masculinity is much the same as this argument: "Immigrants are suppressing wages and raising house prices so we can resolve economic issues by greatly reducing immigration". The first half is a technically true statement (very cherry picked), but useless in both theory and application as the factors going into economic issues are far beyond immigration policy (and arguably, hardly even relevant at all). Masculinity is so much more complicated than which traits are good or bad. Traits considered bad can be honed for good and traits considered good can be honed for bad (also masculinity can be guided with traditional feminine models of thought, masculinity and femininity are not absolute opposites but different modes of thought and different ways of coping with the world). Also, more positive displays of masculinity can overcome more negative displays, masculinity is not so simple. Yet the APA guidelines do not seem to recognise this. Men and women tend to cope with stress differently on average and there is evidence to suggest that this is in part, determined by biology, twin studies support the hypothesis that personality is (in part) determined by biology  Here's more studies suggesting biological differences ,. Toxic Masculinity is woefully inadequate in dealing with this and yet is championed by the official APA guidelines, good luck "socialising" boys to be more feminine in the way they handle stress, that's all that I have to say. Here's an example: "Toxic Stoicism (as a subset of Toxic Masculinity)" is supposed to be such a bad thing that means men suppress their emotions, which is why they commit more suicide. Except there is much more to it than this.... research suggests that men tend to use more aggressive methods and men are more likely to be autistic (which unfortunately is linked to higher suicide rates). If we tackled it as a result of Toxic Masculinity, wouldn't we be ignoring a lot of autistic people? How exactly would Toxic Masculinity help with suicide attempts when across genders suicide is directly linked to perceived insults from friends, family (and I would hazard a guess people in authority, say psychologists) that impacts on thwarted belongingness (a factor linked to suicide)? So, if you're (no not you specifically, I'm using the royal you) telling men their behaviour is toxic (bearing in mind these are mentally ill people) they may perceive it as an insult (even if it isn't intended to be) considering this is linked to depressed people killing themselves. It really doesn't seem like a good idea. Also, there are multiple studies showing that self-acceptance is more important than self-esteem for defending against suicidal thoughts , if they're being told their emotional processes are wrong. How will this help them reach self-acceptance? Toxic Masculinity is the idea that one variable makes the other variables obsolete, this is a smoke and mirrors argument - when applying a univariate analysis to a multivariate issue, you are not being scientific (unless you can demonstrate why the variable makes the other variables wrong). This argument, attributing one variable to complex problems, mandates inclusion/exclusion criteria that reduces variability and removes any confounding factors, which can only result in making the theory less generalisable to broader society The argument can be technically true but on a very narrow analysis. By focusing in on "toxic masculinity", they are ignoring confounding factors such as biological differences, these things overlap and without determining where these intersect with each other, you cannot apply the term "Toxic Masculinity" as any kind of fix. While there are people who believe this is a good way of addressing the problem, it literally implies that only toxic masculine behaviours are bad for society (this is from the same ideology that states all "good" masculine traits aren't masculine traits, but for all genders). So by extension, it leaves men with only the bad traits. We don't bill industriousness (high link to success) as 'Positive Masculinity'. Yet empathy is considered a feminine trait, which is what feminists use to defend their ideas. Some of the greatest human horrors have come about because of selective empathy (Communism was for the worker's rights, after all). I think it goes without saying, I very much have my doubts on this analysis. In my opinion, this is all just motivated reasoning, and it's motivated by misandrist thought. It is an umbrella term, that can be just used to define any male trait that someone doesn't like as toxic and ignores how men learn and interact. Don't just take it from me. 3) Collective blame (Men need to control their group) - I despise this argument. I think I've already demonstrated amicably how there are greater variations within groups than between and I don't believe men will listen to another man just by mere fact they both have penises. Both men and women compete in different ways, but men compete through physical challenges, and for mating partners, this in turn is reflective in the need for financial success. Men compete against each other, they aren't inherent buddies. They also do tend to insult each other a lot. A person can call out their own friends but they have no control over men in general and even then it is no guarantee they will listen. Hence the prevalence of the word cuck in anti-feminist communities. Men can no more change each other than women can (or any individual can change another, really). It's like when people say that Islamic communities need to call out terrorists, despite the fact that there's multiple sects that don't acknowledge other sect followers as proper Muslims. They won't have control over each by the fact their all a kind of Muslim. Men don't have control over other men by the fact they happen to share a Y chromosome. They're less sociable than women in aggregate, so they tend not to give as many fucks about social pressures anyway (to a varying degree). Considering as well that (according to this study, and wider societal stats) they really aren't able to stop each other. Toxic men will go looking for fights, I don't know what feminists imagine to happen. If a man saw another man in the street harassing a women and went up to him to stop him, they'd likely end up just getting thrashed themselves. I just wanted to point out that this idea of people policing their group by the mere fact that they happen to share a (insert immutable characteristic here) is grossly unfair. No matter who you demand it of. Women are more over represented in infanticide (I know this is an oversimplification, I'm being facetious), should women be expected to police each other? Or how lesbians are the most likely to be abusive to their partners, do they need to police their groups? If you're answer isn't: "Of course not! How sexist/homophobic!" I don't know what else to say. It's collectivist nonsense. 4) Bias against Women (Negative perceptions against women are historical and those biases are keeping people down) - I really think this is a funny one, because it's obviously true that there were a lot of double standards and biases against women (which in my opinion, came from the conditions creating those biases not the other way around) and there is research proving that there is a slight bias against women overall, but this pattern is not everywhere and is only strong under specific circumstances. Also, I haven't found any results determining these effects after 2004 so there is the potential that this isn't really a factor anymore. Biases and stereotypes can (and do) change overtime, this recent study show that attitudes toward women have come a long way in recent years. But men have been diminished, the only metric where women do worst on gender attitudes is in regards to agency though the people who think it is equal are nearly to the same amount as people who think that men have more agency. If bias is holding women back, how come a shift in positive bias toward women correlates with a wider gendered gap in terms of outcomes in society ? As to the argument that men are put off by intelligent women, and this has led to biases in promotions/hiring. Whilst there is some evidence that men are put off by intelligent women, this only seems to be when they are directly affected by it. Recent trends on Tinder suggests that men aren't intimidated by highly educated women, so this is unclear. As to men in the Patriarchy being more biased against women, well this just seems to be plain untrue. Take this replicated study that finds pro female bias (2001) and this one (2001), women like women more than men like men (2004, linked previously), males implicit and explicit attitudes show an age-related shift toward increasing female positivity (2016), men & women more strongly blamed men for their own disadvantages, were more supportive of policies that favoured women (2018), people react more positively to Female-Favouring sex differences than male ones, this was particularly true if the individuals believe men are privileged over women (2019). I would also like to point out that a lot of these methods use IAT to measure bias, but the jury is out on how accurate that actually is (not going into this now, it is a post for another time). Whilst I can concede it may be true in certain situations that there is a trend of bias against high status and successful women, there is not enough evidence to suggest this is the case for the majority of incidences and the science does tend to trend in the other direction to what feminists claim. Another recent study showed that there is scientific bias in favour of finding gender bias in studies (2019). Supported by this hoax demonstrating the poor peer review process of feminist journals, where three people made up some research papers and found that they were getting accepted (not to mention that some of the papers were sent back, not for being innacurate but for not being progressive enough). So, if this was true in the past. It doesn't seem to be now. To Be Continued...
2019.07.15 20:32 Al3nderEntitled Parents accuse magician of mind controlling their son. Embarrassment ensues.
I already posted this on entitledparents, but i wanted to post it here so then Redditor could see it and possibly make a video with my story (is that greedy? idk). Here i am, with an entitled parents story. So, this happened like 3 or 2 years ago (i believe). Me and my friends were reconciling about past memories and then one of them reminded me of this story. I actually had to do a bit of research to fully understand how this went, so if someone could try and explain something that didn't seem correct here i would appreciate it (i don't fully understand how it works and this story is being told from memory so somethimgs could be innacurate). So one day me and my two best friends (you know them as Anna and Jacob) went to a MAGIC SHOW!!! Our parents dropped us off, got our tickets and sat in the opposite end of us the entire show. So we were having fun looking at all the attractions and whatnot, all the tricks, etc. Then, there was this one guy who had prepared his tricks, his acts, his MAGIC! This is where the story begins. Cast: Me=Hoodini Anna=My best friend (the volunteer) Jacob=My other best friend M/H=Magician/Hypnotist EM=Entitled Mother ED=Entitled Dad K=Kid of entitled parents (another volunteer) --------------------------------------------------------------------- So, the thing i needed to research was hypnosis because this was full-on Stage Hypnosis. It means, that people would come on stage and be hypnotized in front of an audience, then they would do comedic things (atleast thats what the wiki tells me, they could probably do more). So, when the first guy finished his performance, this other guy (M/H) came out of the curtains and did the usual thing magicians do (persuade the audience with some interest) but this time it was with hypnosis. M/H: BEHOLD!!! The power of the mind is no match for HYPNOSIS!!! making various hand tricks I would love to demonstrate this powerful abillity, but unfortunately, i seem to be lacking proper assistance. Who would like to volunteer? Here is how its going to go, i see quite alot of youngsters in the audience, how about various pefromances, some with youngsters and the others with adults? I assure most of you will get the chance to witness this great abillity, yet i cannot promise all of you. So who would volunteer, i am particularly looking for two males and two females, dont ask i just love equality. Anna whispering to me : This entire show is bs. Hypnosis isnt real, its just a joke people believe but in reality they just get paid to all that. Me with a plan : Oh really? I quickly tapped Jacob in the shoulder. Jacob: What? Me: Check this out. I raised my hand. It took awhile for the M/H to see. M/H noticing me : Yes, you there come over! Me: No. Its not for me. Its for her. points to Anna Anna punching my shoulder : What the hell are you doing? M/H: Hm.... But why her and not you? Me: Because she believes hypnosis is fake. M/H: Ah.... i see... well in that case, come on up here girl. Jacob holding his laughter : That was genius dude. Me: Thanks. Anna was glaring at me, basically wanting to kill me. I glanced over to the side where i could see her parents dying of laughter. They took out their phones to record. Then K was also selected as a volunteer, alongside this other boy and other girl. M/H: NOW!!! Lets proceed with the show, but first, i want to learn a bit about my volunteers. You first pointing to Anna. Anna kinda shy : Well, my name is Anna, i was born in XXX date, im XXX years old, and i... love animals. M/H: Fascinating, now your friend, i assume, has told me you do not believe in hypnosis... is this correct? Anna: Yes, i think its just a popularity stunt that people get paid to do. M/H: Well thats perfect, because after this you will find out i have given you no money. After that, he told them to relax, take deep breaths, and then he told them that they have to accept being hypnotized. They accepted, he then hypnotized them. I dont remember the exact process, but the point is that he hypnotized them and whispered to them "From this moment on, my words will become your truth. Everything i say, no matter how silly it may seem, is your truth. Everything i say will instantly become your reality". (I dont think thats what he exactly said, but he did whisper something along those lines). This is where the tricks began. Firstly, he told Anna that she would awake from the trance, act normally, but not remember her name. This is how it went... M/H: So tell me little girl (she was still a teen), whats your name? Anna: My name is... my name is... my... name... is...... M/H: Oh dear, can you not remember your name!?!? Anna: No, i think i forgot. M/H: Your name is Anna. You told me this earlier Anna: Anna sounds like a pretty name, i dont know if its mine. That was pretty funny, he also took suggestions from the audience. Then it was K's turn. M/H told him that when he would awake, he would be a frog. He woke up and, surely enough, he started acting like a frog. While the audience is cracking up (including me of course), these two people have their face in shock, and when K goes back in the trance, they come barge on stage. Enter EM and ED. ED: HOW COULD YOU DO THAT TO OUR SON!?!?! EM: YEAH EXPLAIN YOURSELF NOW!!! M/H: I dont- ED: WHY DID YOU DO THAT TO OUR SON!?!? M/H: Do what, act like a frog? He wanted to be hypnotized, and i told him this is how it works. EM: NO! YOU MIND CONTROLLED HIM WITH DRUGS!!! The audience was already booing both of them. ED: YOU ALL SUPPORT THIS, DISGUSTING!!! M/H: Oh, its these types of people. ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WOULD LIKE TO EXPLAIN HOW HYPNOSIS WORKS TO THESE IDIOTS!!! I raised my hand. M/H pointing Go ahead, sonny boy. Me: Well, to begin, you two are idiots. Hypnosis is not mind control, it is a way of relaxing the mind. Once someone is hypnotized, they are put in a fully relaxed and submissive state, but that does not mean that they will do anything you ask of them. You cannot force someone to do something against their morals, if that person doesnt want to be hypnotized, then they cannot BE hypnotized. They cannot do something they dont want to, meaning, if your son was hypnotized that means he wanted to be hypnotized, so do us all a favor and shut up because you are wrong. I hate people who say that hypnosis, even though there is evidence it isnt, or in your case "MiNd CoNtRoL wItH dRuGs" i of course said that in a mocking tone, which is even dumber. Shut up, your son wanted this, so sit back down cuz your holding up the show. M/H smiling :THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! A QUICK ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR HIM REMINDING THESE TWATS HOW THINGS ARE ACTUALLY WORK!!! I got a round of applause. Jacob patted me on the back. M/H turning to the dumbfounded parents : Now get off the stage, or im gonna call security to escort you out of here. Let me go back and do my things, and you go back your seats and watch. They of course left to go to their seats, it was visibly clear that they were red from embarrassment, and people were still booing as they went to their seats. I then saw someone, im guessing the person in charge of security, that was basically scolding them for that stunt, they left when K came back, so that was the end of that. That was a fun night, it was really fun seeing these people on stage actually acting like this. It was hilarious, there were more things that happened during the show (i even volunteered to be part of a little perfomance where this girl was hypnotized to believe she was a genie, and i was the person that freed her). Overall, this was a good show. I talked to the M/H backstage after this and he told me that he also tired of the media making Hypnosis seem more... malicious, evil, easier, than it actually is. He was a really good guy. Anyway, that was the story for today. As i said, i am not an expert of hypnosis, and this story is being retold by memory, so sorry if things dont exactly add up. Hope Redditor sees it decides to make a video with it.
2019.07.15 19:05 Al3nderEntitled Parents accuse magician of mind controlling their son. Embarrassment ensues.
Here i am, with another entitled parents story. So, this happened like 3 or 2 years ago (i believe). Me and my friends were reconciling about past memories and then one of them reminded me of this story. I actually had to do a bit of research to fully understand how this went, so if someone could try and explain something that didn't seem correct here i would appreciate it (i don't fully understand how it works and this story is being told from memory so somethimgs could be innacurate). So one day me and my two best friends (you know them as Anna and Jacob) went to a MAGIC SHOW!!! Our parents dropped us off, got our tickets and sat in the opposite end of us the entire show. So we were having fun looking at all the attractions and whatnot, all the tricks, etc. Then, there was this one guy who had prepared his tricks, his acts, his MAGIC! This is where the story begins. Cast: Me=Hoodini Anna=My best friend (the volunteer) Jacob=My other best friend M/H=Magician/Hypnotist EM=Entitled Mother ED=Entitled Dad K=Kid of entitled parents (another volunteer) --------------------------------------------------------------------- So, the thing i needed to research was hypnosis because this was full-on Stage Hypnosis. It means, that people would come on stage and be hypnotized in front of an audience, then they would do comedic things (atleast thats what the wiki tells me, they could probably do more). So, when the first guy finished his performance, this other guy (M/H) came out of the curtains and did the usual thing magicians do (persuade the audience with some interest) but this time it was with hypnosis. M/H: BEHOLD!!! The power of the mind is no match for HYPNOSIS!!! making various hand tricks I would love to demonstrate this powerful abillity, but unfortunately, i seem to be lacking proper assistance. Who would like to volunteer? Here is how its going to go, i see quite alot of youngsters in the audience, how about various pefromances, some with youngsters and the others with adults? I assure most of you will get the chance to experience this great abillity, yet i cannot promise all of you. So who would volunteer, i am particularly looking for two males and two females, dont ask i just love equality. Anna whispering to me : This entire show is bs. Hypnosis isnt real, its just a joke people believe but in reality they just get paid to do all that. Me with a plan : Oh really? I quickly tapped Jacob in the shoulder. Jacob: What? Me: Check this out. I raised my hand. It took awhile for the M/H to see. M/H noticing me : Yes, you there come over! Me: No. Its not for me. Its for her. points to Anna Anna punching my shoulder : What the hell are you doing? M/H: Hm.... But why her and not you? Me: Because she believes hypnosis is fake. M/H: Ah.... i see... well in that case, come on up here girl. Jacob holding his laughter : That was genius dude. Me: Thanks. Anna was glaring at me, basically wanting to kill me. I glanced over to the side where i could see her parents dying of laughter. They took out their phones to record. Then K was also selected as a volunteer, alongside this other boy and other girl. M/H: NOW!!! Lets proceed with the show, but first, i want to learn a bit about my volunteers. You first pointing to Anna. Anna kinda shy : Well, my name is Anna, i was born in XXX date, im XXX years old, and i... love animals. M/H: Fascinating, now your friend, i assume, has told me you do not believe in hypnosis... is this correct? Anna: Yes, i think its just a popularity stunt that people get paid to do. M/H: Well thats perfect, because after this you will find out i have given you no money. After that, he told them to relax, take deep breaths, and then he told them that they have to accept being hypnotized. They accepted, he then hypnotized them. I dont remember the exact process, but the point is that he hypnotized them and whispered to them "From this moment on, my words will become your truth. Everything i say, no matter how silly it may seem, is your truth. Everything i say will instantly become your reality". (I dont think thats what he actually said, but he did whisper something along those lines). This is where the tricks began. Firstly, he told Anna that she would awake from the trance, act normally, but not remember her name. This is how it went... M/H: So tell me little girl (she was still a teen), whats your name? Anna: My name is... my name is... my... name... is...... M/H: Oh dear, can you not remember your name!?!? Anna: No, i think i forgot. M/H: Your name is Anna. You told me this earlier Anna: Anna sounds like a pretty name, i dont know if its mine. That was pretty funny, he also took suggestions from the audience. Then it was K's turn. M/H told him that when he would awake, he would be a frog. He woke up and, surely enough, he started acting like a frog. While the audience is cracking up (including me of course), these two people have their face in shock, and when K goes back in the trance, they come barge on stage. Enter EM and ED. ED: HOW COULD YOU DO THAT TO OUR SON!?!?! EM: YEAH EXPLAIN YOURSELF NOW!!! M/H: I dont- ED: WHY DID YOU DO THAT TO OUR SON!?!? M/H: Do what, act like a frog? He wanted to be hypnotized, and i told him this is how it works. EM: NO! YOU MIND CONTROLLED HIM WITH DRUGS!!! The audience was already booing both of them. ED: YOU ALL SUPPORT THIS, DISGUSTING!!! M/H: Oh, its these types of people. ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WOULD LIKE TO EXPLAIN HOW HYPNOSIS WORKS TO THESE IDIOTS!!! I raised my hand. M/H pointing Go ahead, sonny boy. Me: Well, to begin, you two are idiots. Hypnosis is not mind control, it is a way of relaxing the mind. Once someone is hypnotized, they are put in a fully relaxed and submissive state, but that does not mean that they will do anything you ask of them. You cannot force someone to do something against their morals, if that person doesnt want to be hypnotized, then they cannot BE hypnotized. They cannot do something they dont want to, meaning, if your son was hypnotized that means he wanted to be hypnotized, so do us all a favor and shut up because you are wrong. I hate people who say that about hypnosis, even though there is evidence it isnt, or in your case "MiNd CoNtRoL wItH dRuGs" i of course said that in a mocking tone, which is even dumber. Shut up, your son wanted this, so sit back down cuz your holding up the show. M/H smiling :THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! A QUICK ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR HIM REMINDING THESE TWATS HOW THINGS ARE ACTUALLY SUPPOSED TO WORK!!! I got a round of applause. Jacob patted me on the back. M/H turning to the dumbfounded parents : Now get off the stage, or im gonna call security to escort you out of here. Let me go back and do my things, and you go back your seats and watch. They of course left to go to their seats, it was visibly clear that they were red from embarrassment, and people were still booing as they went to their seats. I then saw someone, im guessing the person in charge of security, that was basically scolding them for that stunt, they left when K came back, so that was the end of that. That was a fun night, it was really fun seeing these people on stage actually acting like this. It was hilarious, there were more things that happened during the show (i even volunteered to be part of a little perfomance where this girl was hypnotized to believe she was a genie, and i was the person that freed her). Overall, this was a good show. I talked to the M/H backstage after this and he told me that he also tired of the media making Hypnosis seem more... malicious, evil, easier, than it actually is. He was a really good guy, thanked me for my services, and for taking part in his tricks. Anyway, that was the story for today. As i said, i am not an expert of hypnosis, and this story is being retold by memory, so sorry if things dont exactly add up.
2019.07.05 17:22 cthuloofahHow to avoid contributing to Bi Erasure?
I'm a lesbian dating a Bi woman. She's the most wonderful person in the whole world and I want to support and celebrate her in every way. People often refer to us as a "lesbian couple." We definitely present that way, but it seems innacurate, and I worry that her identity gets eclipsed by mine. Is there better vocabulary we can use so that her identity is visible too?
2019.06.04 08:03 123googleusernameGot rejected, again (Not a bullshit Incel rant, just a sad bastards self pitying nonsense.)
I'm gonna dump this here cause it feels appropriate. So I have good news and I have bad news. Good news, I made a really good friend today, bad news, she and I were gonna date, but I think I ruined it. Now when i say "ruined" what I mean is I got my hopes up for something that was probably never gonna happen in the first place. She's not really in a place, not that she doesn't want to, but she probably doesnt want to lets face it I'm a fucking mess. Now we're friends, and she likes fantasy (as in like swords and dragons not sexuaI, thankgully.) And we have bonded over a shared enjoyment of the genre. I'm glad that despite our rather.... Odd association, that we can iron it out into something nice and normal. The type of relationship I can file away and keep nice and far away from those parts of me I only put out there under a pseudonym (thanks guys!) But yeah, we talked constantly before this and I thought she was really into me, that's pretty rare for me. But I mean, it was only a matter of time before she realized what I really was, past the fact that I am reasonably attractive I sound a lot smarter than I am, I'm completely fucking useless at most things, and from the outside looking in one might get the idea that ive given up. Problem is I'm not quite sure if that's innacurate. Thanks if you read all that, I appreciate it.
2019.06.01 20:07 A_Humpier_RogueTotal War Saga: The Warring States theorycrafting.
This post is just me rambling on about how I would do a TW Saga game set in the Warring States era of Chinese History. Please enjoy and comment on what you think or why my ideas are stupid. This is going to be very general and more just about the era and setting than actual game mechanics though. Why a Saga?: I personally think that we can all agree that it is highly likely that The Warring States era will probably be in a TW game in the very near future. It could potentially be DLC for 3K I suppose but honestly, I just think it wouldn't work. The Warring States is a very big era, it would be like if Rome 2 was actually just a DLC for Attila, I could see it working one way(as in, if Attila was a DLC for Rome 2 rather than a new game, not that I think that would have been better for Attila at all of course) but not the other frankly. It's just too big an era. I suppose of course you could do it but it would be a big mistake IMO. The Warring States era has always been one of 3 obvious settings for a Chinese TW game, along with the 3K era(which we have) and the Mongols/Song Dynasty(which I personally think will happen but that's for later). It's always been a possibility. So it can't really be a DLC and some people might find it a bit too close to be palatable as a new game. As such, I think making it a Saga title would be a ton of sense. Also, we know there is already a new Saga in production from the latest blogs. I doubt people are going to want to go back to the Rome 2/Attila variant of the engine after we got the massive improvements with 3K so the new Saga being based on 3K seems likely. A Warring States Saga would also allow CA to reuse some assets like some of the architecture and terrain features to save on cost. Also from a business standpoint IMO making it a Saga makes a lot of sense, as since The Warring States is such a popular time period of Chinese history and the one period that it is common for people to know about it makes sense to sell it for 40$ rather than just 18 or so. When would this game start?: This is quite a big question IMO, and not one that's easy to answer. Personally, I think the best answer would be to have it have multiple start dates, alla Medieval 1. 3K will also have multiple start dates once Chapter Packs start coming out so maybe it can be based on that system. After that there are 3 main dates I would choose. Start 1-475 BC: (the map is a bit off, couldn't find one that had exactly what I wanted). This start should be called something like "The Rise of Qin" or something. 3 major events are occuring. For one, since 356 Shang Yang, the famous Legalist reformer has been doing his job and reforming Qin. Through his reforms and exacting legalism that even extended it's rules to the royal family, even to the prince of Qin who he would punish after he broke a rule(who would later order Shang Yang's death when he became the ruler of Qin himself, apparently some people are just above the law). Shang Yang's reforms would turn Qin into a powerhouse, and they would go on to exert their force over their neighbors and become a major power. A major event that happened because of this was in 343 BC Zhou declared the ruler of Qin Hegemon, showing how much power Qin had gained from being a small estate on the western edge of the world to a strong power, though admittedly fewer and fewer lords were accepting being vassals of the Zhou even in pretense. That would be the other major event, just the year before this start in 344 both Qi and Wei acknowledged each other as Kings, declaring full independence from Zhou, the first states to do this (excluding Chu). This would kickstart the sort of penultimate phase of the Warring States era of not even pretending to care about Zhou authority. In the near future Qin would conquer Ba and Shu gaining control of Sichuan, which they would do several projects in and turn it into a breadbasket for future conquest and Chu would conquer Yue in 334 BC, so this is the last start where we would have Yue and Ba or Shu. Playable factions would be Qin, Wei, Han, Zhao, Yan, Qi, Chu, Shu(or Ba), Yue. Maybe playable: Ba(or Shu) and maybe even the still irrelevant though fun to imagine Zhou. I think my map is a bit innacurate and there might still be some other minor factions there, but no one t themselves freely and even against other states without Jin approval(basically, they were on minimal Crown authority in CK 2 at this point). 4 major factions would rise from in the chaos of the collapsing Jin, these being Wei, Han, Zhao, and Zhi. Ultimately the strongest former Jin was Zhi but they would be taken down by a coalition of Wei, Han, and Zhao and have their clan annihilated and lands split between them(Good opportunity to use features from 3K).. In 475 Jin was still in the process of collapsing so there should be several former Jin states(and Jin itself of course) fighting amonst themselves, with Han, Wei, Zhao, and Zhi all being playable. Other states to note would be Qi, who were a very culturally advanced state and basically would honestly probably play similarly to how Kong Rong does(even starts in the same general area!) with focus on trade and culture and stuff, basically playing Tall, Qin, who were a fairly minor state at this point in time, Chu, a large power whose 2 biggest enemies are about to bite the dust(though Chu was basically at war with all the other states since they declared themselves independent first). And then Yan was kind of just sitting in the corner, but hey they survived and would be a little more important later. Also Ba and Shu are in Sichuan, IMO at least one of them should be playable to have another explicitly non-Chinese faction in the game. Playable factions summary: Wei, Zhi, Han, Zhao, Qi, Yan, Chu, Yue, Qin, Shu(or Ba), Yan. Maybe playable: Ba(or Shu), Wu, maybe even Zhou for funsies even though they are just a bit too far gone at this point. Same with a possibly playable Jin. **Start 2-**343 BC: (the map is similar yet different to the previous map, couldn't find a good one for what I wanted)This start should be called something like "The Rise of Qin" or something. 3 major events are occuring. For one, since 356 Shang Yang, the famous Legalist reformer has been doing his job and reforming Qin. Through his reforms and exacting legalism that even extended it's rules to the royal family, even to the prince of Qin who he would punish after he broke a rule(who would later order Shang Yang's death when he became the ruler of Qin himself, apparently some people are just above the law). Shang Yang's reforms would turn Qin into a powerhouse, and they would go on to exert their force over their neighbors and become a major power. A major event that happened because of this was in 343 BC Zhou declared the ruler of Qin Hegemon, showing how much power Qin had gained from being a small estate on the western edge of the world to a strong power, though admittedly fewer and fewer lords were accepting being vassals of the Zhou even in pretense. That would be the other major event, just the year before this start in 344 both Qi and Wei acknowledged each other as Kings, declaring full independence from Zhou, the first states to do this (excluding Chu). This would kickstart the sort of penultimate phase of the Warring States era of not even pretending to care about Zhou authority. In the near future Qin would conquer Ba and Shu gaining control of Sichuan, which they would do several projects in and turn it into a breadbasket for future conquest and Chu would conquer Yue in 334 BC, so this is the last start where we would have Yue and Ba or Shu. Playable factions would be Qin, Wei, Han, Zhao, Yan, Qi, Chu, Shu(or Ba), Yue. Maybe playable: Ba(or Shu) and maybe even the still irrelevant though fun to imagine Zhou. Start 3-238 BC: This start would be about the Qin Wars of unification, and probably called as such., under the leadership of the famed Ying Zheng, who would become Qin Shi Huang, first Emperor of the Qin dynasty and the first ever Emperor of China(previously it had only been ruled by Kings, unless you count the mythical 5 Emperors). In 238 BC the actual "wars of unification" technically hadn't begun yet, but Ying Zheng had just taken the control of Qin. At this point all the minor states that existed in previous starts(particulary the first one) have been gobbled up, it's time for basically total war. This would be the final series of wars that would end the Warring States era, and it would be a bloody series of wars. Ultimately, to get the best recollection, far better than I can do, I recommend just reading this wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qin%27s_wars_of_unification Also IMO if the previous starts go by 5 turns per year like 3K this start should be a bit slower at 12TPY so you can actually do things in the same timespan as Qin Shi Huang did. If this theoretical game were to not have multiple start dates like it should IMO, the best start to pick would be either option 2 or option 1, though option 2 would be better for a stronger Qin. Also of course the Chu-Han contention would be DLC. Hope you enjoyed that wall of text, I think I will go over some possible unit options in the comments. Maybe.
2019.05.20 20:40 Mr_mnemonicAccounting requirements of "sign and drive" car lots WA STATE
My car is almost paid off so I requested an accounting history of my payments and got some janky looking printout with lots of innacurate dates and no running total of my interest/principle after each payment. Want to make sure I don't get ripped off more than I already signed up for, so I told them they'll get their next payment when they give me an accurate report. I'm being told that by law they have to show remaining principle after each payment, is this true? Can someone point me towards the RCW that would cover dealership requirements?
2019.05.04 08:04 LoneStarSlothFarmerIndiana BMV (just now) wants Proof of Insurance from a single vehicle accident that occured here in 2012. Except...
[Legend: important point >digression or background info< $actual question seeking legal advice$ ] In 2012: I was a registered, licensed driver in the state of Texas. Did not travel anywhere near Indiana that year. I did not have the yeamake vehicle the letter states. >It does match the yeamake (no model listed) of a truck I had registered in Texas from 2009 to 2010.< I had 3 different insurance providers over the course of the year > (as evidenced by 2 different ID cards I could find in my inbox) . 30 days after the alleged incident, I added a new vehicle and driver...my ex wife and a car I registered in her name. I know because I have a copy of a handwritten letter submitted to 2 different email addresses for an insurance company I dont, after research, think is in business anymore.< Likelihood of finding and obtaining a COC from them is very small.Of course I'm having trouble finding the third (and relevant) insurance ID card, due to messy post divorce record keeping. and personal finance habits.
I do have receipt of certified mail delivery to a Municipality in Texas that is dated 2 days after the supposed incident. This was me paying a no contest fine for a traffic ticket recieved less than 30 days prior. City Clerk was able to confirm traffic violation was indeed paid/settled, and receipt of multiple identifying documents (presumably proof of insurance and signed ticket?), but said all physical/digital copies of personal documentation were destroyed, according to local law, after 5 years.< I am confident I maintained financial responsibility throughout the year, just can't prove it (yet) for that date.
Here is the most compelling issue though: I have not now, or ever, held an Indiana Drivers License as is stated in the letter. Just a Indiana state issued photo ID, and that wasnt obtained until I moved here in 2015. The DL number listed in the notice/crash report filed by Sherriffs Dept is the same as the one on the ID in my wallet, however there is a distinct color difference between DL and ID, and also title text specifying ID type. There are no moving violations or traffic citations on my driving record recently, that could provide validation of alleged incident. There is no driving record at all. I haven't driven a motor vehicle in 5 years. I dont even understand how this rural county's SD has my ID number to list on an accident report. Or why it took 7 years, and me inquiring about my license status online for them to decide to request a COC. *I called BMV today, and the rep was extremely dismissive. I explained patiently there must have been some mistake, summarized the facts, and expressed that I'm unsure as to how I should proceed in order to comply given the circumstances. I mentioned to her, "There is an address listed to physically write to contest material errors the BMV has made, and instructions to submit supporting documentation within 30 days. What type of documentation and/or forms should I submit?" * She replied not to bother and she would resolve the issue right then. Yay!? Except... No. She said the crash report on file from the SD lists my name and ID number (assigned in 2015) as the driver in a single vehicle accident, resulting in no property damage or harm, that occurred in 2012. I made her repeat that out loud to make sure she heard how insane this all was. *Then she informed me that, the only way to comply and avoid a minimum 3 month suspension of my DL (lololol), 3 years SR22 insurance, and possible fine, was to have my (no longer reachable) insurance provider from date of incident submit Certificate Of Compliance.....OR Personally reach out and have XXX Co. Sherriff Dept. submit an amended report to the BMV.* $$How exactly do they expect me to convince a Sherriffs department to amend and resubmit an innacurate report from 7 years ago (or more likely: filed recently but misdated) ?$$ If they even keep documentation from that long ago (Shout out to the town of Italy, Texas SMH) $$ how do I prove the fact that there is no driving history for me in Indiana, and that regardless of alleged date, I was not present at the scene of any accidents? $$ I asked if maybe some one else could have my ID number and verbally provided it when they did crash? Maybe. Should I like...get a new ID number? No. Well....ok. $$Where Im at:$$ Cant afford a lawyer, cant afford Indiana's driving uninsured penalties. Probably going to write a detailed petition and submit to the address listed. Along with photocopies of all IDs, and COC from insurers prior to and after incident. $$Can anyboy explain "material errors" and what documentation best demonstrates my claims? Letter states I can also petion for judicial review of the BMV action...how is that different? More or less beneficial? The letter was dated 5 days ago. Will they even review my dispute, and reach a decision within 25 days? Is there a statute of limitations, or burden of proof angle for this? $$
Part of the reason I havent driven in years is because when I moved to Indianapolis in 2015, my TX Drivers License was newly suspended from a driving without insurance charge that occured the year before. I got laid off, spent my last $100 on groceries to eat while I worked odd jobs and looked for steady work, then had a minor at fault accident on the way home. When the victim filed a police report, the officer informed me that my license had been suspended for FTA on a $150 ticket from Pennsylvania in 2013. I cashed out my 401k, paid the PA fine, half of the new Driving Without Insurance fine (i know its bad news and irresponsible, but hard times man), and quickly settled privately with the victims insurance company. After everything, License was ineligible to be reinstated for 1 year, needed to pay another 250 towards new fine, was probably expected to provide SR22 insurance, and $100 reinstatement fee. < Instead of going destitute paying the fines or paying a lawyer, I moved to a bigger city with more public transportation options and changed career paths. $$Do I still have to pay SR22 in Texas if I did not own or operate a vehicle for the last 5 years?$$ Other than that, I understand reinstatement of eligibility as far as what Texas requires from me. Now, on top of everything else...I have to worry about facing a whole new set of fines and documentation requirements for Indiana if I cant get this resolved.
2019.03.23 15:37 Snow-Throat-ScholarRe-Upload of my Examination of the "Five Songs of King Wulfharth" and alternate Red moment theory
I found a good amount of new info and I had so many grammar edits that I figured I might as well just start over. Something to note before we begin: This book is an interpretation from the perspective of an unknown author of multiple classic and ancient bardic songs which are centered around telling the story of the mythical&historical figure High King Wulfharth and are sang in the taverns and mead halls of skyrim-much of these stories appear to combine and conflate a variety of events from skyrim's history in an exaggerated manner. But as with all myths we can glean some truth and understanding from them if we look close and do some leg work. I suspect many of the innacuracies come from the nordic way of preserving history through stories and songs. Another thing to note is that most High King's reigns over Skyrim do not end until they die. And the war of succession was a time where we do not know if Skyrim had a High King or its possible there was no High King or many shortlived High Kings Also keep in mind these dates: 1E369-Civil war known as the War of Succession begins in Skyrim with High King Borgas' death and rages until 1E420 where King Olaf is crowned High King 1E416-Chimer-Dwemer Alliance against nords 1E480-Officially recorded beginning of High King Wulfharth's reign and his first recorded appearance. 1E660-Battle of Dragon's wall The first song: Shor's tongue
The first song of King Wulfharth is ancient, circa 1E500. After the defeat of the Alessian army at Glenumbria Moors, where King Hoag Merkiller was slain, Wulfharth of Atmora was elected by the Pact of Chieftains. His thu'um was so powerful that he could not verbally swear into the office, and scribes were used to draw up his oaths. Immediately thereafter the scribes wrote down the first new law of his reign: a fiery reinstatement of the traditional Nordic pantheon. The Edicts were outlawed, their priests put to the stake, and their halls set ablaze. The shadow of King Borgas had ended for a span. For his zealotry, King Wulfharth was called Shor's Tongue, and Ysmir, Dragon of the North.
This song is by far the most accurate and only tells of the Direnni-nordic victory against the Alessian order at the battle of Glenumbra Moors in 1e482 where High king Hoag Merkiller was slain in the fighting and thus Wulfharth was elected High King by the pact of chieftains-the pack of chieftains was a pact that said the moot would only be declared if a High King died without an heir. So Wulfharth of Atmora was either Hoag's heir or was actually elected by the moot which is what I suspect happened. He then ended the Alessian order's hold on skyrim which High King Borgas had enstated. The second song: Kyne's son
The second song of King Wulfharth glorifies his deeds in the eyes of the Old Gods. He fights the eastern Orcs and shouts their chief into Hell. He rebuilds the 418th step of High Hrothgar, which had been damaged by a dragon. When he swallowed a thundercloud to keep his army from catching cold, the Nords called him the Breath of Kyne.
This song is where the innacuracies begin:we know from the plaque at the palace of kings that King Wulfharth
REIGNED 1E 480 - 533 Ysmir, Shor's Tongue, Dragon of the North and noble champion who defeated the Direnni and cleaned Skyrim of the Alessian heresy
So he was dead before he could have done this:
He fights the eastern Orcs and shouts their chief into Hell.
Which is most likely depicting the battle of dragons wall:
An Orcish god, Mauloch troubled the heirs of King Harald for a long time. Fled east after his defeat at the Battle of Dragon Wall, ca. 1E660. His rage was said to fill the sky with his sulphurous hatred, later called the "Year of Winter in Summer" 1E660-Mauloch, Orcish god of the Velothi Mountains, is defeated at the Battle of Dragon Wall and flees east.
However from this we see whatever king did this was a ysmir,a tongue of shor who could shout clear skies and fix snow throat of the damage caused by dragons and may have cast a summoned mauloch back to hell, which is likely oblivion in this case- or... he just defeated some orcs The five songs like myths of ysgramor are clouded by myth and attribute many things to wulfharth that are likely actually done by now unknown other nordic kings much like the 12 kings before king Harald being tied into ysgramor. The third song: Old knocker
The third song of King Wulfharth tells of his death. Orkey, an enemy god, had always tried to ruin the Nords, even in Atmora where he stole their years away. Seeing the strength of King Wulfharth, Orkey summoned the ghost of Alduin Time-Eater again. Nearly every Nord was eaten down to six years old. Boy Wulfharth pleaded to Shor, the dead Chieftain of the Gods, to help his people. Shor's own ghost then fought the Time-Eater on the spirit plane, as he did at the beginning of time, and he won, and Orkey's folk, the Orcs, were ruined. As Boy Wulfharth watched the battle in the sky he learned a new thu'um, What Happens When You Shake the Dragon Just So. He used this new magic to change his people back to normal. In his haste to save so many, though, he shook too many years out on himself. He grew older than the Greybeards, and died. The flames of his pyre were said to have reached the hearth of Kyne itself.
This song I would say is probably the most innacurate and mythic of all the songs. However it serves the purpose of giving us insights into the nordic creation myth and the nature of Ysmir's relationship to Shor.
Orkey summoned the ghost of Alduin Time-Eater again. Nearly every Nord was eaten down to six years old. Boy Wulfharth pleaded to Shor, the dead Chieftain of the Gods, to help his people. Shor's own ghost then fought the Time-Eater on the spirit plane, as he did at the beginning of time, and he won,
From this song we can learn some things The nords once lived much longer lives-possibly refering to when they were wandering ehlnofey Ysmir can learn words of power by seeing them used Shor fights time dragons And I believe the fourth lesson is that "ghosts" of shor and auri-el (shezzarines and dovahkiin?,Harbinger vs Elf Champion?) exist and may be in conflict-we know alduin's ghost cannot have been summoned since he was alive ever since he was first created, so therefore its unlikely lorkhan's literal spirit can or was summoned either. So the "spirit" of the time god and the "spirit" of shor had a fight and it may have caused a dragon break or removed the nords long life-or this refers to auri-el vs shor in the dawn Also I find it highly suspicious that if Orkey is the atmoran god of orcs-, that in song 2 they call Mauloch the chief of the orcs-something doesn't add up here,why are their orcs in Atmora when trinimac was corrupted during the Velothi exodus in tamriel? Perhaps this lesson teaches us that when elves are corrupted they become orcs-which lines up with what we see from trinimac and his elven followers, when they are corrupted by padomaic influence elves take on orcish features or become orcs. From varities of faith if we look at Arkay we see he did not exist until mundus began construction and he is the god of life and death and burial rights-sometimes he is called the mortal god Orkey is a foreign god thought to be a mix of arkay and mauloch We don't see mauloch in dragon temples that practiced atmoram religion we see Orkey the Serpent Orkey acts as a tester god like all serpent gods in tes. LORKHAN We see nords conflating corrupt elves with orcs in the dwemer I believe having considered all of this I believe Orkey is either The foreign elven Lorkhan who is causing trouble for the nords and they don't recognize his relationship to Shor-encountered when Shor fought the foreign elven giants Or the elven Arkay which the aldmer viewed as a corrupt mortal god that they despised so he took orcish traits and either the nords came into contact with him or he pulled a Jhunal and abandoned his pantheon for the nordic one The celestial serpent? Trinimac's corruption manifesting itself retroactively? Song four,five and six:The Ash King,Red mountain, and the truth at Red mountain:
The fourth song of King Wulfharth tells of his rebirth. The Dwarves and Devils of the eastern kingdoms had started to fight again, and the Nords hoped they might reclaim their ancient holdings there because of it. They planned an attack, but then gave up, knowing that they had no strong King to lead them. Then in walked the Devil of Dagoth, who swore he came in peace. Moreover, he told the Nords a wondrous thing: he knew where the Heart of Shor was! Long ago the Chief of the Gods had been killed by Elven giants, and they ripped out Shor's Heart and used it as a standard to strike fear into the Nords. This worked until Ysgramor Shouted Some Sense and the Nords fought back again. Knowing that they were going to lose eventually, the Elven giants hid the Heart of Shor so that the Nords might never have their God back. But here was the Devil of Dagoth with good news! The Dwarves and Devils of the eastern kingdom had his Heart, and this was the reason for their recent unrest. The Nords asked the Devil of Dagoth why he might betray his countrymer so, and he said that the Devils have betrayed each other since the beginning of time, and this was so, and so the Nords believed him. The Tongues sung Shor's ghost into the world again. Shor gathered an army as he did of old, and then he sucked in the long-strewn ashes of King Wulfharth and remade him, for he needed a good general. But the Devil of Dagoth petitioned to be that general, too, and he pointed out his role as the blessed harbinger of this holy war. So Shor had two generals, the Ash King and the Devil of Dagoth, and he marched on the eastern kingdoms with all the sons of Skyrim. The fifth song of King Wulfharth is sad. The survivors of the disaster came back under a red sky. That year is called Sun's Death. The Devil of Dagoth had tricked the Nords, for the Heart of Shor was not in the eastern kingdoms, and had never been there at all. As soon as Shor's army had got to Red Mountain, all the Devils and Dwarves fell upon them. Their sorcerers lifted the mountain and threw it onto Shor, trapping him underneath Red Mountain until the end of time. They slaughtered the sons of Skyrim, but not before King Wulfharth killed King Dumalacath the Dwarf-Orc, and doomed his people. Then Vehk the Devil blasted the Ash King into Hell and it was over. Later, Kyne lifted the ashes of the ashes of Ysmir into the sky, saving him from Hell and showing her sons the color of blood when it is brought by betrayal. And the Nords will never trust another Devil again. The Heart of Shor was in Resdayn, as Dagoth-Ur had promised. As Shor's army approached the westernmost bank of the Inner Sea, they stared across at Red Mountain, where the Dwemeri armies had gathered. News from the scouts reported that the Chimeri forces had just left Narsis, and that they were taking their time joining their cousins against the Nords. Dagoth-Ur said that the Tribunal had betrayed their King's trust, that they sent Dagoth-Ur to Lorkhan (for that is what they called Shor in Resdayn) so that the god might wreak vengeance on the Dwarves for their hubris; that Nerevar's peace with the Dwemer would be the ruin of the Velothi way. This was the reason for the slow muster, Dagoth-Ur said. And Lorkhan (for that is what they called Shor in Resdayn) said: “I do not wreak vengeance on the Dwarves for the reasons that the Tribunal might believe I do. Nevertheless, it is true that they will die by my hand, and any whoever should side with them. This Nerevar is the son of Boethiah, one of the strongest Padomaics. He is a hero to his people despite his Tribunal, and he shall muster enough that this battle will be harder going still. We will need more than what we have.” And so Dagoth-Ur, who wanted the Dwarves as dead as the Tribunal did, went to Kogoran and summoned his House chap'thil, his nix-hounds, his wizards, archers, his stolen men of brass. And the Ash King, Wulfharth, hoary Ysmir, went and made peace with the Orcs in spite of his Nordic blood, and they brought many warriors but no wizards at all. Many Nords could not bring themselves to ally with their traditional enemies, even in the face of Red Mountain. They were close to desertion. Then Wulfharth said: “Don't you see where you really are? Don't you know who Shor really is? Don't you know what this war is?” And they looked from the King to the God to the Devils and Orcs, and some knew, really knew, and they are the ones that stayed. Nerevar carried Keening, a dagger made of the sound of the shadow of the moons. His champions were Dumac Dwarfking, who carried a hammer of divine mass, and Alandro Sul, who was the immortal son of Azura and wore the Wraith Mail. They met Lorkhan at the last battle of Red Mountain. Lorkhan had his Heart again, but he had long been from it, and he needed time. Wulfharth met Sul but could not strike him, and he fell from grievous wounds, but not before shouting Sul blind. Dagoth-Ur met Dumac and slew him, but not before Sunder struck his lord's Heart. Nerevar turned away from Lorkhan and struck down Dagoth-Ur in rage, but he took a mortal wound from Lorkhan in turn. But Nerevar feigned the death that was coming early and so struck Lorkhan with surprise on his side. The Heart had been made solid by Sunder's tuning blow and Keening could now cut it out. And it was cut out and Lorkhan was defeated and the whole ordeal was thought over.
First of all they say elven giants ripped out shors heart and scared the nords until ysgramor "Shouted Some Sense"into them. Which implies A)Ysgramor led the wandering ehlnofey in the dawn and B)Ysgramor could shout during dawn This cannot be possible since mortals gained the ability to shout from kyne when parthurnax taught them on high hrothgar in the merethic era and I also seriously doubt ysgramor was in charge from dawn to the late merethic era and then had to flee atmora because of a civil war? Also here we see the nords conflating dwemer with orcs. We also learn here that foreign elven gods are responsible for ripping out shor's heart. Now here is where things become incredibley confusing because these stories contradict every dunmechimer story of red mountain (and there are many of these) and say Wulfharth was ressurected during a time when he should have been alive but was not yet High King. Not only that but the Tale of Dro'Zira and The Arcturian Heresy also seem to support the story that wulfharth was at the second battle of Red mountain as well as orcs, and khajit and Lorkhan himself?-It seems very odd that no dunmer stories or Vivec himself. in his accounting of Red mountain ever mention Lorkhan showing up or Nerevar killing him, which seems odd since that would make a great prestige boost for morrowind and Saint Nerevar God-Killer. Nor do they ever mention foreign forces at the conflict. For this I'd like to examine Vivec's ninth Lesson :
Then came the war with the northern men, where Vivec did guide the Hortator into swift and tricky union with the Dwemer. The greatest demon chieftains of the frigid west were those listed below, five in unholy number. YSMIR, the Dragon of the North, who always appears as a great bearded king, had powers innumerable and echoing. He was grim and dark and the most silent of the invading chieftains, though when he spoke villages were uplifted and thrown into the sea. The Hortator fought him unarmed, grabbing the Dragon's roars by hand until Ysmir's power throat bled. These roars were given to Vivec to bind into an ebony listening frame, which the warrior-poet placed on Ysmir's face and ears to drive him mad and drive him away.
Now the 36 lessons are exactly that-myths and metaphors created by Vivec the poet to teach lessons to his people lessons, however we all know Vivec is very specific with his wordings. Here he is referring to the first battle of red mountain where the dunmer and dwemer united to repel the nordic invaders.Curiously though he says YSMIR was there not- Wulfharth specifically and that they drove him away with a listening device,there is no mention of killing Lorkhan which seems like a much better adversary if he truly appeared on the battlefield and was KILLED by Nerevar. My belief that I believe is supported by all the other history books on Red mountain is this:The nords and khajit who told these stories are conflating the second battle of red mountain with the first and inserting their races in the conflict because they want some of the glory and because even by the dunmer the war of first council is poorly remembered and understood. However, The arcturian Heresy like every other heresy,gives us the missing puzzle pieces the "true" stories leave out-that a Ysmir was likely at the first battle of red mountain in 1E416 during the coinciding nordic internal war of succession(which makes it impossible to place a High King for this date),he was likely resurrected(or just alive and elected temporary War chief) due to no High king being available for the war in morrowind, but was defeated(not killed again) and following his defeat he went to high hrothgar where he was blasted into what would become part of the underking(or this is all a mistake by the arcturian heresy, the five songs, and tale of Dro'zira)by the greybeards while trying to become the chosen one as an undead, he thought he could fulfil the prophecy and be THE Ysmir again and save the empire,but really he only wanted to destroy the chimer for claiming the heart of lorkhan or this Ysmir had his own reasons as stated here by "the ghost of shor" himself
I do not wreak vengeance on the Dwarves for the reasons that the Tribunal might believe I do. Nevertheless, it is true that they will die by my hand, and any whoever should side with them.
Ofcourse this begs the question- How did this Ysmir know the heart was there,I do not know but he was a "ghost of shor" as an undead Ysmir-mabye thats how? However I propose another theory as well-remember that orkey is the god of orcs but ysmir shouted the chief of the eastern orcs to hell? Mabye the eastern orcs are not mauloch and his forces at all varities of faith makes numerous errors when discussing nord gods and enemies such as claiming Alduin is Akatosh-the nords repeatedly conflate the dwemer with orcish names-mabye this Ysmir had a grudge against the dwemer(eastern orcs just like dunmer are eastern devils) from the battle at dragons wall or somewhere else-who knows but worth considering. As for the tale of Dro'zira the khajit that told the tale was part of a caravan and we know the caravans frequent skyrim which is likely where he heard the five songs and fabricated his tale. Also I find it incredibly suspicious that the nords not just in the songs but literally nowhere in there myths and history or (even in tesv?)ever claim the "Dragonborn" is a blessing from akatosh.Dovah and greybeards only call you dovah-kin And say you have a dragon soul. The ancient nords (and most modern nords) always relate ysmir with shor and kyne first-kynes breath,shor's tongue,shor's ghost, stormcrown,mistaking you for Talos etc. It seems dragonblood coming from akatosh is the imperial interpretation or entirely different to norse dragonborn, imperials often fail at interpreting nordic history. There is an argument to be made for the term dragon of the north however but I'm not adressing that here. As always this is only my interpretation but I hope it is useful to beginners and lore-beards alike. I may add more in time but for now In summary the five songs are tales of the exploits of many of skyrim's kings that through the nordic tradition of keeping history orally have been attributed to Wulfharth making him a more legendary figure than he was-and a great song. Its possible all four(there are really only four-six different events here if you count swallowing a stormcloud and fixing high hrothgar's steps as unique events) events were done by different kings with wulfharth only actually being responsible for song one.In fact song three is mixed up with the nordic creation myth as well as possibly the story of an unknown king's fight-each song a different king who are now largely unremembered. This could also be true of the first battle at red mountain as this was during the war of succession and no ruler is recorded for 1E416 the date of the conflict-it very likely was another unnamed Ysmir-Ysmir are mistaken for one another frequently it seems. Its strange how when we're actually in skyrim wulfharth is almost never mentioned accept as ysmir, but ysgramor is mentioned way more. So either nordic history attributes wulfharth with deeds he didn't do or wulfharth was the greatest hero of skyrim and resurrected more than mannimarco but is less famous than ysgramor despite being present for most of skyrim's history and only one book was written on him by nords-I mean anonymous??? Oh and there was a dragonbreak even though nothing messed with akatosh at red mountain? Also the orcs and nords made peace in a jiffy despite orcs having no reason to fight the dunmer-and were the nords ever really enemies with orcs? orcs live peacefully in skyrim and the whole orkey-mauloch thing makes very little sense. Also how could Wulfharth be resurrected at red mountain in 1E416 and it be because he was known as a great king if he was A)Already alive but not High King or B)Not born yet or C)Not famous until 1E480 Talos guide you Edit: Some notable Kings who may be responsible for the battle of dragon's wall and the battle at red mountain-found recorded in the word walls Odrav Anvil-Hand (who) brought much honor to Clan Red-Mountain-may not be a king Yngnavar Ghost-Bear who did seek glory on (the) battlefield of sorrow, but instead found death and dishonor-may not be a king Herfodr Sun-Slayer, mighty warlord of (the) Valley of Broken Dreams-Probably the owner of Khonariik at some point Wulfin raised (this) stone in memory of his queen Hrefna Raven-Hair whose eyes froze (the) blood of any man Hungunthar Time-Eater, slayer of (the) Kings of the East, conqueror of Dunkreath-May not be a King himself but his name sounds very Ysmirish The child King- king Jafnhar who was burned alive by (the) fire of (the) great dragon Lodunost-Unlikely,dragons were gone. Wynjolf the Whirlwind whose shining blade cut through an army of gods-bind Orcs High King Olaf-One Eye who ended the war of succession,conquered the reach and captured the dragon Numinex Jurgen Windcaller-He likely was not King-But it is Highly likely as the strongest thuum of his time that he was the ysmir who lead the nords against the chimer-dwemer alliance and so when they lost took the defeat so personally that he founded the way of the voice-the high hrothgar tablets say the way of the voice started due to the nords loss at red mountain after all,and Jurgen started the way of the voice. He was also called a great war leader of the ancient nords-likely the war he lead was at red mountain. But its posdible another talented Tongue was there too and became part of the underking since I doubt Jurgen would be vengeful. Some additional thoughts learned while studying the nords: Before Ysmir and High Kings Harbingers were the ideal Atmoran "ruler". Ghosts of Shor were likely the Nordic/Atmoran interpretation of shezzarines The ghost of the Time-Eater was likely an elf or orc champion(very likely an avatar of auri-el or bormahu) with powerful time magic and he likely fought a Harbinger "Ghost of Shor"-Shezzarine Or there were no ghosts and this time eater is a metaphor for orkeys(arkay) ability to limit their natural life spans Paarthurnax taught Gormlaith Golden-Hilt,Felldir the Old, and Hakon One-Eye the thu'um on the throat of the world. Actually starting the way of the voice-use the thu'um only in times of great need was a belief held by all dov-which Jurgen later enforced on the nordic people. Odd behavior for a peace lover but the way of the voice are not pacifists. "But willing or no, they will hear it!"-Parthurnax Miraak allegiance guide was likely an or the atmoran who first guided the nords allegiance to the dragons then when alduin betrayed Bormahu miraak was granted a dragon soul to guide Alduin's allegiance back to Bormahu but he was corrupted by lust for power instead of serving his purpose. I would also speculate the dragons of solstheim were intelligence and power seekers who made up sone of the most powerful dragons around-and judging by the design of miraaks mask and the fact the Hermaeus Mora knows words of power, these dragons had dealings with Herma Mora. Miraak likely killed his dragon ruler first and then began serving the daedric master of his master-Herma Mora. Miraak sought to usurp Alduin and rule all the mortals in mundus, he may even able to achieve some sort of acsension once he has the Last. Dragonborn's soul-his ultimate goal may have been a usurping of the time God Bornahu we fight him on a tower surrounded by other towers and the All-Maker stones are tower-esque. If we assume miraak has read all the black books we have he could be on the trail of amaranth. Which also has interesting inplications for Neloth who is also reading these books Dragons are a race as old as time itself and they interpret the time god oversoul AKHAT to be Bormahu-meaning Bormahu is a unique time god from the dawn sacred to the dov and therefore the early dragon cult Kyne is likely also sacred to Dov considering they use the thu'um which appears to be kyne's domain and they live on mountaintops to be close to the sky. Also wind and bird imagery are all over dragon temples-literally engraved in every wall. Breath of Kyne means a son of Kyne-this title is shared with Morihaus Kyne-seems to have made the thu'um which she has domain over,kyne is essentially the viking god freyja who got half of the dead who went to Odin(shor).Kyne leads nords to sovngarde. Kyne may have givrn alessia thr amulet of kings,kyne rules the divines after shor's death. The Old Gods are the nordic Gods of Atmora-Shor,Kyne,Tsun,Stuhn,Jhunal,Mara,Dibella,Orkey,Herma Mora,Alduin or possibly Bornahu Jhunal is said to have abandoned the nordic pantheon after a falling out. I believe Orkey likely died with the dragon cult, and atmora's freezing over took out his atmoran orcs. Orkey was replaced by Malacath(or the serpent celestial) and Arkay. Orkey was the god of the cycle of death and life and the enemy of undead. thus was likely disliked by the elves who did not want to be mortal and by the atmorans who longed for a life after death and worshippef an (un)dead god. He only found a home when he found the redguards and imperials. I believe the history books are conflating mauloch and Orkey at the battle of dragon's wall and this was Orkey's last stand, he tried invading or destroying sovngarde by way of Skuldafn but was stopped by an unknown ysmir. After all wanting to shorten the unnaturally long life spans of the orcs is right up arkays alley Old Atmoran Kings wore Stahlrihm armor Weapons can be affected by emotion, as we see with Wuuthrad and Horksbane Jhunal may be magnus(pre Magnar in Kirkbride's works) Keening could be made from part of the third moon that is LKHAN's body according to the khajit It seens to me the Five songs of king wulfharth rival vivecs 36 lessons with their depth and myth.
2019.03.23 12:30 fadedline[oregon] DUII - show cause hearing advice
Long story short been in the oregon DUII treatment program for 12 weeks have 2 classes left, been in compliance with them the whole time, never had any issues. Mandatory one on one meetings with our counselors every month always good reports. Now I get a letter in the mail for a show cause hearing for failing all my immunoassay tests for Benzos, which I don’t take but have been testing as positive on an initial UA screen, and my treatment center has actually only lab tested 2 of them and both were negative. I’ve been doing my research I’ve read ibuprofen can cause false positives on immunoassay tests, which I take daily for chronic back pain not prescription just OTC. So by the time my actual show cause court date rolls around I will be done and “graduated” from this treatment program. My counselor is going to talk to the director of my treatment program who I’ve already talked to about this issue to see what they can do. All the state has is 4 positive preliminary tests and will have 4 more preliminary positive for a total of 8 positive preliminary tests for Benzos with 4 of those preliminary tests being gc/ms lab tested and coming back completely clean. My treatment center didn’t lab test them all cause it costs them too much money apparently. I went and talked to the director of our drug evaluation services and explained this to her and she said well immunoassay are usually good indicators I can’t just ignore all these positives. I replied with the ones they did lab test were all completely negative, they’d all be negative if they were gc/ms tested and she replied well that gets expensive expecting them to gc/ms test every UA What do I do here? Do immunoassays hold up in court as admissible evidence without an actual gc/ms confirmation given how innacurate they’ve known to be or am I just kinda screwed for no reason Edit: I guess I don’t get the disconnect here, how I am in compliance with a state approved DUII treatment program with 0 issues, but not in compliance with the state diversion requirements, doesn’t make any sense to me seems like I’d be having issues with both not thinking I’m totally ok and then getting a show cause letter out of nowhere my counselor was even surprised and was going to call their lab to see how long they can keep samples which I believe is only a month so that doesn’t help me since the allegations are failed immunoassay tests from 12-15-18 (my initial assessment test) 1-15 (I had one on 1-3-15 that was lab tested and came back negative for everything) 1-22-19 and 1-30-19 Also part of the allegations say on 1-15-19 I was asked to bring in any supplements I was taking and that I refused to do so, and interestgly enough I have a voicemail on my phone from 1-15-19 from the director of my treatment services telling me my Jan 3rd test came back completely clean and that whatever I was taking my kidneys must be digesting weird but whatever I’m taking I could take by the gallon and not have any benzo effects and that if there is repeated benzo positives they’d have to continue to run gc/ms tests (which they did on every other sample apparently) and that id be totally ok and was in good standing as far as they were concerned (state says I was asked to bring in anything I was taking and refused I have voicemail from the site director saying I was totally fine taking whatever I was taking, not even requesting the name of what I was taking let alone asking me to bring anything in, all on the same day) They didn’t lab test my first one in feb and my feb 22nd UA came back totally clean as expected.
2019.03.15 04:26 TheGrandZZIm not letting "Myself" Escape
Put yourself in my shoes : My name is Lucas,and i lived in a small city in a country nobody knows it exist,im currently 17 years old,im still doing highschool,actually my last year before starting university.Im not a popular kid,although my friends say that i have a little bit of a childish attitude,im usually pretty quiet and shy to the rest of the world...So thats why i dont understand this Wednesday , December 13, 2018(Date where it all started) : I cant remember the hour but i know for a fact it was in the afternoon because i was getting back from school,as usual i come alone from my house since at the moment i didnt have any friends,but i was used to walking alone so it didnt bother me,i came listening to my favorite songs while whistling to them so i was in a good mood,when i arrived at home my mother was waiting for me with a nice smoothie and some fruits,including my favorite´s : Pears After that i settle down in my computer to play some games with my friends,after playing maybe 30-45 minutes (We were playing online game) My mother asked to go to the nearest shop to buy some things for her,i didnt mind since we werent in game so i decided to do so!To get to the shop its a 10 minute walk Minimun if i am lucky,maximun 20 minutes so i decided to leave my computer and not play anymore before i came back,so i got dressed up and went to the nearest shop from me.Luckily it was empty and no one was there so i wasted maybe 10 minutes,while walking back a sudden storm strike out of nowhere,i got pretty scared so i tried to hurry along,i didnt bring with me an umbrella since like i said,it was from Nowhere this storm,what suprised me was seeing someone leave my house,i couldnt see their faces so i was curious to find out,but i needed to get there things home quickly so i ignored them and went straight to home,when i got their my mother was suprised and confused. She said "Gauh champ,already back? You took shorter than usual this time,but still,thanks!" I didnt know how to respond,since i took the same enough of time i usually do going there but i didnt pay much attention since my mother doesnt pay much attention to time anyway so i shrug it off and said "Well,i just wanted to get back playing with my friends you now?" And laughed a little bitI decided to ask her two things in specific,first the storm : "Hey mom,did you see the sudden storm outside?" "Yes i do son,i must say i didnt expected today to rain" She said I checked on internet today if there were going to be any storm but the was no weather report of a sudden storm coming,but then again,weather news are innacurate so i assumed nothing of it.But what suprised her was my second question : "So,are you going to tell me who just came here?" My mother didnt say anything for a couple of minutes and then said"...Who?" "huh?" I responded "Son,nobody has come here today" I was confused...so i said "But who was the person outside?" "Are you sure that this person came from here?" "Yes,i AM sure!" ...Did i? At this point i just wanted an answer,but maybe i was wrong... "Well,maybe you saw wrong,after all,it was raining outside,soo..." Yeah...Maybe I was wrong,so maybe i should stop this conversation "Yeah...sorry to bother,im going back to my room,call me if anything ok?" And my mother with a smile responded with "Of course honey!" I decided to go to the computer,to see if my friends were still there,but something was wrong...My character,it was NOT where i left it,at first i maybe move it before going or my little brother or mother touched the mouse by accident or something,so i didnt give it much bother,what did bother me however was that i played while i was going to the shop-No...not only while i was going,but also when i was coming back,i apparently stopped forcefully and left my character in another place,my brother probably was interested or something and played while i wasn´t there,but there was one thing i couldnt figure : Was that person really real?... Wednesday, January 16,2019 : After a month of that day,nothing diferent happened,i keep playing games,went to school,and nothing out of the usual came,i went to tell this story to the fewest frinds i have,and no one believed me,everyone said i was crazy,and i started to think i didnt saw anyone that day,that maybe that didnt happen at all...But i know what i saw,and today it happend again,but in a diferent style Today i was in highschool,i was roaming the place since i had an hour to spare before my professor came,and at the moment,i was bored,like literally anything ANYBODY could etertain me better then to watch the roof,i decided to get to the window outside my classrom since it was close and it had the perfect view,i could see the birds flying towards the building and going somewhere,the wind that was getting stronger,the sun getting cover by clouds and- Oh my god,there is a storm coming,i saw it!These grey clouds,massive ones covering the entire sky in seconds,i decided to close the window and wait,after a while it started to heavy rain,and you couldnt go out without being either blowed away by the wind,or soaked in seconds by the water,so i decided to stay indoors,until... Suddenly something got my attention,outside in the middle of the rain,somebody was talking to my best friend,lets call her Camila,who was outside with an umbrella,she was with somebody else...I recognised them...I...my heart skip a beat when i saw the same set of clothes of that night in the person,the posibility of being a coincidence was in there,but i couldn´t take the chances,i decided to sprint dowstairns to the yard and see them,it was so powerful the storm outside and yet still they were there,sitting like nothing.When i finally get there,something happen,something i wasnt expecting : They were still talking I decided to first shout across the maybe 12 meters we where away from each other,to my attention both look at me,but i still couldnt see their faces,except for Camila So i decided to walk to them,but after a while of Camila and this person appear to be "talking",one of them ran away while other ran to me,camila tried to stop me in my tacks and i didnt knew why,but that person wasnt going to get away from me,no this time! I pushed trough here and ran for him,but on the way i slipped into the floor,landing backwards on my head...The last i remember was him running away and looking back,before i shut my eyes for good... I woke up in the hospital bed with her by my side,my "friend"Aparently she had been waiting for me to recover,and there were flowers and presents scattered around the room,my head still hurt me so much,so i decided to take it easy,we spend the afternoon talking and eating,because aparently i was asleep for 2 days,after a while of laughing and all,i decided to break it to her "Camila,that day,in the rain...Who was it?"She inmediatly stopped laughing and look worried... "More importanly,why did you stop me? Better yet,how did you know i was going to chase him? I never told you how he saw,so you could´ve suspected that i was just going to talk to that person or something." After hearing all of it,all she could say was :"Im sorry,but...i cant say anything" Im sorry,what? Im literally stuck here because of that day and not only does she know,but she doesnt want to tell me??NO THANK YOU,im suffered long enough,people thought i was crazy,now that i have proof,i have to show them "Camila,please,im begging you,who was that person? Can you atleast tell me its name? Age? SOMETHING-" "No,Just..no" My heart got broken hearing her like that...she was my only hope and she didnt care... "Fine,if i need to find it again-" "Him...Its a him" There we go,no i know its at least human and its a him,atleast i can now start from somewhere,even if its something so insignificant,it can worked.I kissed in the forehead and said : "Thank you for waiting for me,lets do something like this again"She laughed and said : "Only if you get yourself here again" We both laughed and had fun,she never told me anything about the incident except that,but i atleast aprecciate her help and support...But the best part for me its...He´s real...And now all i need to do its find him! Wednesday, February 13,2019 : I noticed the pattern : After 1 month,in a Wednesday,he comes back,in some way,and that storm has to be tied somehow,so today i decided to go somewhere open and see what happend today Camila didnt come,not to my suprise,but i did set up some cameras,just in case I waited and waited... But...Nothing Nothing happend No storm,No person,no...nothing I stood there for hours to come and i didnt see him,and i didnt understood why...Was i wrong?..maybe After waiting i went home to see my mother waiting for me,but all i could see was fear watching me and i didnt know why I asked her : "Is everything right?" She inmediatly respond with fear in her voice saying "o-oh yeah! D-d-dont worry,everything is f-fine!" She then left the room and locked herselfI tried going inside but she didnt respond to me,so i just went to my room and to my suprise,i was rightThis time it was a letter,to my mother and it said the following : Hello?! I hope you received my message Maria,im here to tell you quickly aboutIT,or Him,w-whatever he is Listen,You must do as i said and Do not in any circunstances get near Him again,i dont care whatever Heis,He isNOTyour son,so please,locked yourself and talk toHimas little as possible,the little one is safe,i already told him everything whilehe *was wasting time in the park,*HethinksHeis clever butHeis not,i hope you do as i said and remember toBURN THIS LETTER AFTER READING ITThank you,and il see you next month with new instructionsWith dear love,Lucas ...So this is it huh? Thats your name? Lucas? That how you managed to convince Camila,to scare my mother,to protect my brother...You...whatever you are,its an impostor,im so filled with anger,im not kidding around anymore,next time will be the end,and no matter what,"Lucas" Is not going to escape me,im going to capture him and show the world you are real,and that im not crazy... See you in a month,"Lucas" Wednesday, March 13, 2019 : 22:30...Its time,i can hear the wind,I feel the humid atmosphere,I can no longer see the moon anymore The storm is here,i prepare myself,i explained everything to my mother,and now she believes me or she doesn´t,but right now im going to catch him,he knows me to well,so il catch him without warning,the same way i saw him last time I decided to got to the main road of my city,its pretty far away,maybe a 30 minutes walk minimum,i decided to go as soon as the storm started,but not a minute after,because otherwise he would see me... Im not heading back,and i can see him,on the street walking away,but he is going the wrong way,he is going towards me,before he can even realize i start to chase him,i currently have a knife in my pocket,and i think he saw it,because of that he is running,towards the shop were it all started,im currently chasing him,so i cant concentrate on typing anymore Im sorry...Mom...Brother..Camila... Im sorry for not being the best son and friend,but tonight il capture him,and no matter what,he will be coming with me Love you,and goodbye... He is inside the shop,its 23:10... No way to run,but he also has a knife,i can finally see his face...But i dont care anymore Im not going to let him escape... Im not going to let "Myself" Escape!
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Radiometric dating methods are very accurate and very trustworthy. Creationist arguments to the contrary are riddled with flaws, as is the scientific research used by them to support their position. SciShow viewers can get 2 free months of unlimited access to Skillshare by using this link: https://skl.sh/scishow16 Carbon dating transformed fields like ar... It is often argued that radio carbon dating is a safe way of measuring age on. What is often forgotten, is that this method will also require certain assumpt... In this second vlog on carbon dating, we look at the problems and limitations of the technique ... and at what archaeologists and scientists do to overcome t... Talk presented at CMI 'Age and Reason' Conference, August 2015 in Adelaide, South Australia. Jim Mason answers the question, doesn't radiometric dating prove... We outline the 'fatal flaws' of radiometric dating. Download our mobile app here: http://myapp.boundarytechnology.com/promo/#Genesis%20Apologetics Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. In 1988, carbon-14 tests concluded that the Shroud of Turin, the piece of cloth widely regarded by history as having wrapped the body of Jesus after his deat... Carbon Dating Inaccurate: 'Major Flaws' says Cornell Study, Serious Errors in Historical Archaeology ... Science Confirms a Young Earth—The Radioactive Dating Methods are Flawed - Duration: 1:00 ...