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2013.04.05 21:50 Vailhem TheGrid

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2014.08.08 05:23 drraccoony Community Television & Public Access TV

This subreddit is for Community Access TV stations to share, collaborate, and ask questions. Its also a good place for people to ask questions for Community access stations questions or to find stations in their local area. Generally Community TV Stations have up to three channels, Government / Education / Public Access. Though some stations may only have one or two of these channels.

2023.03.25 03:21 Mysterious_Glove_746 Any medical Columbos out there? Desperate for any help...

50F, 5’3”, 102 lbs., never smoker, rarely drink, no drugs, on Diamox 125 mg. 2x per day and Nurtec ODT, both for migraine.
I am scared. I greatly appreciate the medical care I’ve received, but I’m worried that things continue to get worse, and that I am now questioning my ability to continue to work or to be there for my kids in a meaningful way. If anyone can point me in the direction of where I should go, what questions I should ask, I would be very grateful.
Primary complaints: weight loss/fatigue and dizziness/lack of balance.
I have been having episodes early satiety and bloating. This has led to a weight loss from 110 to 102 as well as loss of hair and strength. I originally began having these episodes while pregnant with my second child in 2014. I would be miserable, drop weight and slowly, slowly recover. During these episodes I feel my middle is being squeezed. I do not have the sensation of hunger. Often once I do start to eat later I suddenly realize how hungry I am and eat to the point where I feel discomfort/pain afterwards. I had a gastric emptying study that was done in 2015 that showed a slightly delayed emptying of liquids. A CT scan in July of 2020 was normal. An abdominal ultrasound done in 2022 was normal. I had an endoscopy and colonoscopy in 2015 that was negative, including for celiac. The episodes have become more frequent.
Of possible note, my blood sugar never seems to rise very high, even when eating something very sugary. It will generally peak around 100 an hour later and go down from there. During my pregnancy when all this started, I had a glucose tolerance test the results were 112 at one hour and 92 after two hours. My blood sugar will go down to 70/high 60s four hours later. My dad, grandmother, uncle and sister were all diabetic Type 2.
I have also been experiencing dizziness. In October of 2019 I started experiencing pain on the right side of my face, near the front of my ear towards my eye. Dentist saw no dental issues, including TMJ. Brain MRI was done to look at the trigeminal nerve and the only thing noted were foci consistent with migraine. The pain remained but waxed and waned and was at a low level in May 2021 when I woke up with my ear full on that side, as well as pain. ENT did workup and concluded it was vestibular migraine, which the neurologist agreed with. The ear fullness eventually resolved gradually over several months. In November of 2022 I suddenly experience severe vertigo with vomiting that landed me in the ER. My ENT prescribed Diamox. It seemed to work very nicely in that I’ve not had a repeat episode of that severity. I do still get what feels like difficulty walking and a buzzy, light-headed feeling. It comes on suddenly.
Additionally on that side of my face, I broke my eye socket playing football in 1998 and had a lesion that was treated with valacyclovir twice. The dermatologist did not biopsy.
A working theory I have is: the episodes of dizziness (which can last a day or more) seem to occur before a bowl movement. I’m not sure whether it is just a coincidence since the fear might provoke the bowel movement. Is it possible that a back-up of stool is sitting on a nerve or compressing my stomach? I generally have a movement 2 or 3 times per week, and it is not constipated/hard. I eat a diet that is largely pescatarian and mostly healthy.
All blood work has been normal, with the exception of (1) slightly raised bilirubin which has been attributed to Gilbert’s syndrome, (2) slightly raised LDH, (3) raised anticardiolipin IgM. Blood work has included the standard CBC and Metabolic panels, along with ANA, RH factor, cholesterol, insulin, d-dimer, thyroid, Alpha-1 antitrypsin, GGT, Sjogren’s.
Prior medical history: breast cancer treated with lumpectomy in 2016, younger sister and mother passed of non-alcoholic cirrhosis/interstitial lung disease this past year, both also had breast cancer. Mitral valve prolapse with mild aortic root dilation.
If you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading.
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2023.03.25 03:21 Mean-Interview-8422 Me, 20 years ago today (3/24/03) 3rd day of the Iraq war, near Az Zubayr.

Me, 20 years ago today (3/24/03) 3rd day of the Iraq war, near Az Zubayr. submitted by Mean-Interview-8422 to u/Mean-Interview-8422 [link] [comments]

2023.03.25 03:20 _SilverSong_ I’d like to become a doctor... But, I faint at the sight of blood😀👍

Hi, I'm a student looking into possible career paths, and one of which that I have a lot of interest in is healthcare-specifically diagnostics and not surgery or psychology. The largest issue is that I have vasovagal (neurocarciogenic) syncope, this basically renders me either very ill or unconscious when I interact with high heat or blood -- big problem if you a doctor.
This has been a major issue in biology courses when asked to do dissections. In addition, I’ve also: nearly fainted durning blood tests, ear piercings, cooking sausage, and even breaking a raw chicken bone. Neadless to say it would be problem if I was In medicine. To be clear -- I am not afraid of blood, I can see it and be okay, but if I have to cut through flesh, or interact with it, I will get very ill, my blood pressure will drop, and this only stops after I remove myself from the situation. I really believe in safe exposure therapy, and have tried but failed to “push through it” and found my body became to weak to stand, and my senses severly impaired. The internet provides no treatment other than avoidence, and I intend to ask further questions from a doctor.
But, from a really young age I have always loved to understand the world around me; especially when it comes to medicine. I tried to predict and understand the why the doctor was doing this, or what made each wire different at the orthodontist. I tend to be someone others come to for medical help, and have been right a large number of times about my own, and others conditions. (not in an annoying way I swear) This extends to mental health a well, although I am beyond certain I would not like a career in that field. I already spent hours being a therapist to the adults around me as a child, and am not looking for a repeat.
My main interests in medicine are to do with the diagnosis of disease, conditions, or disorders. I don't have much interest in issues that are immediately obvious like broken bones, or large wounds, nor of heart issues. Basically anything you would commonly see in an energency room. But, cancer, degenerative diseases, infections, paraites, allergies, things that are less physical I could see myself realistically woking with. ( yes I know that these have physical symptoms too, but they can't be fixed with stitches)
As far as the stress and lifestyle goes, they are both things I would excell at. I understand my limits, am very capable as functioning and good decision making with little to no sleep. I am quite adapted and capable of managing my own and others stress. Above all else, I am extreemly determined, and have the patience and calmness required to achieve what I would like to. I feel that no one is capable of predicting how death in the medical field will effect them, so I have little to say about that.
I have all the required grades and classes to get into medicine, and am currently accepted into nearly every school I have applied to under life sciences or social sciences. This was always more of a question then a future -- however I am starting to see myself pursing something like this.
All of this to say: do you think I could realistically be in medicine? What specialty? How might I deal with my condition? Are there any medical jobs involving diagnosis that does not see blood?
Thank you for reading over all of this. Let me know what you think Reddit!
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2023.03.25 03:20 Joker_DMST Can't interact with Sims and 90 degrees jump

I've been playing without any issues since I installed the game on my new win11 notebook. All cc work fine. Yesterday one of my Sims, when I select any interaction with other sim in the same household, the sim freezes, rotates 90 degrees, and the picture near the wants menu changes.
I remember I had this problem on my previous PC, it was quite hard to find the solution but it was very easy to solve, but I don't remember how I made it or where I found it ...
Can someone help me?
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2023.03.25 03:19 NullboyfromNowhere What has Europe contributed to human history in a genuinely positive way?

This may come off as a bit of a charged question to ask, but i'm not intending to slander European history or society in asking this. I admit that I don't know much about history in general, but from the history that I have learned, it paints a very "damning" picture of the continent as a whole. How could I in good faith hold any sort of pride or respect at the accomplishments of people who history seems to tell were uniquely responsible for colonial genocide, racial injustice, and the perpetuating of deeply unjust systems?
To my knowledge, no other society before that had really engaged in these sorts of actions or made the justifications European empires did. I can't find anything that implies that these deeply oppressive ideologies and actions had been done elsewhere, and even later on it seems like many non-European nations only did these things out of a drive to be "more like Europe". (My main example is Japan during the early 20th century, which did its fair share of colonial violence against its neighbors in China, Korea, and Southeast Asia. I don't know to what extent this was influenced by "Western" ideals about colonialism, and what was already prevalent in Japanese political discourse beforehand.)
While certainly terrible things happened in other societies, I don't think it can compare to the actions of European colonial powers or slavery and native genocide in the Americas by European Settlers. To me this is just more "proof" that there's just something about European society that is, if not predisposed to, at least resorts to things like colonialism, violence and conquest more than other societies, and as such its hard for me to view these societies as beneficial or worthy of respect. Again, my purpose isn't to slander Europe or European people and condemn them for their historical wrondoings, because there was probably many factors that i'm not paying attention to that are to blame.
Last of all, and this is where I know the least about history I would say, but before the general "age of European Colonialism", it seemed like Europe wasn't able to do nearly as well for itself. While I know the term "Dark Ages" has fallen out of favor for painting in inaccurate picture of society at the time, it still seems like Europe stagnated while the rest of the world seemed to be doing quite well. The "Islamic Golden Age" comes to mind, and while math and science seemed to flourish elsewhere, Europe seemed to stagnate without a means of exploiting foreign nations and peoples.
All of this is to say that given my admittedly limited understanding of history both in Europe and outside it, I believe that Europeans generally have been responsible for almost all of the examples of racial violence, imperialism, and genocide. Am I missing something? Are there examples of other societies and people's on other continents acting this way without being influenced by Europe or European settler societies, or otherwise doing similar things on a similar scale to what i'm describing? Were the "great ages" of other societies also particularily bloody, violent or oppressive? Would the advancements of industry, science, health, art, culture, and everything else still have happened had Europe not built on the backs of battered and bloodied colonial subjects, murdered indigenous populations, or slaves, like it seemed to have done elsewhere? And conversely, what are the positive sides of European history that i'm not giving credit for? What are the examples of Europe doing to advance human society and make the world a better place to live? Again, my historical knowledge is quite limited, so I want to know if my viewpoint is ahistorical or misinformed.
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2023.03.25 03:19 _SilverSong_ I’d like to become a doctor-- but i faint at the sight of blood

Hi, I'm a student looking into possible career paths, and one of which that I have a lot of interest in is healthcare-specifically diagnostics and not surgery or psychology. The largest issue is that I have vasovagal (neurocarciogenic) syncope, this basically renders me either very ill or unconscious when I interact with high heat or blood -- big problem if you a doctor.
This has been a major issue in biology courses when asked to do dissections. In addition, I’ve also: nearly fainted durning blood tests, ear piercings, cooking sausage, and even breaking a raw chicken bone. Neadless to say it would be problem if I was In medicine. To be clear -- I am not afraid of blood, I can see it and be okay, but if I have to cut through flesh, or interact with it, I will get very ill, my blood pressure will drop, and this only stops after I remove myself from the situation. I really believe in safe exposure therapy, and have tried but failed to “push through it” and found my body became to weak to stand, and my senses severly impaired. The internet provides no treatment other than avoidence, and I intend to ask further questions from a doctor.
But, from a really young age I have always loved to understand the world around me; especially when it comes to medicine. I tried to predict and understand the why the doctor was doing this, or what made each wire different at the orthodontist. I tend to be someone others come to for medical help, and have been right a large number of times about my own, and others conditions. (not in an annoying way I swear) This extends to mental health a well, although I am beyond certain I would not like a career in that field. I already spent hours being a therapist to the adults around me as a child, and am not looking for a repeat.
My main interests in medicine are to do with the diagnosis of disease, conditions, or disorders. I don't have much interest in issues that are immediately obvious like broken bones, or large wounds, nor of heart issues. Basically anything you would commonly see in an energency room. But, cancer, degenerative diseases, infections, paraites, allergies, things that are less physical I could see myself realistically woking with. ( yes I know that these have physical symptoms too, but they can't be fixed with stitches)
As far as the stress and lifestyle goes, they are both things I would excell at. I understand my limits, am very capable as functioning and good decision making with little to no sleep. I am quite adapted and capable of managing my own and others stress. Above all else, I am extreemly determined, and have the patience and calmness required to achieve what I would like to. I feel that no one is capable of predicting how death in the medical field will effect them, so I have little to say about that.
I have all the required grades and classes to get into medicine, and am currently accepted into nearly every school I have applied to under life sciences or social sciences. This was always more of a question then a future -- however I am starting to see myself pursing something like this.
All of this to say: do you think I could realistically be in medicine? What specialty? How might I deal with my condition? Are there any medical jobs involving diagnosis that does not see blood?
Thank you for reading over all of this. Let me know what you think Reddit!
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2023.03.25 03:18 unclebeansmemes DVI being problematic.

Hi all,
First time here so apologies if I do something wrong!
My set up two weeks ago:
i7 2600k, Gigabyte mobo, 16GB DDR3, GTX 960. This was powering (Believe it or not) a 1440p 60hz monitor. This is one of those Korean ones (X-star) that take B class panels from Dell and such, and sell them off. As it is cheap the only I/O it has is DVI. I also have a 2nd 1080p60 AOC monitor. My GTX 960 has DVI, DP, and HDMI. So I ran the X Star off of that DVI port.
Now recently I spotted an outstanding deal for a 3080 Ti (I've been looking at upgrading my whole computer for a while, not the order I intended on) I obviously also had to buy a new PSU haha.
Now, the 3080ti just has DP and HDMI. Luckily, I have a DVI to DP adaptor (known working as I was using elsewhere) but this doesn't work. I also tried a DVI to HDMI adaptor (Known working) I have. Doesn't work.
I obviously clean installed drivers and all that right away. Still doesn't work.
So I put my 960 back in, and ensure it's working with the DVI. It does. I then use the adapters, still neither work. But on the 960 the monitor does show in Windows, in device manager it says it's working, and in Display settings it exists, I just can't do anything.
I know the cable is dual link, but so are the adapters. Now I have done some research and have found nearly no passive adapters can handle above 1080p. So, since I still want 1440p (and my gpu is now way overspecced for 60hz haha) I have upgraded monitor and put my 3080 back in.
I also ordered an adapter (passive) that claims 4k30, which is a higher bitrate than 144060 so I thought it had hope - but doubted it. Plugged in the monitor through that, not only does it not work, but my monitor freezes (inputs still happen, but delayed and only once unplugged, super weird). Tried the other adapters, same thing.
Again I have fresh installed drivers, and have also tried using iGPU (Yes back then K series had integrated)

Something else I can make happen, if I boot with the X Star and no others, the screen will cycle through solid colours. (Like a diagnostic mode or smth)

So in conclusion, I know the adapters won't push 1440. I've tried drivers, different cards, ports, monitors (works at lower res), cables, and adapters. I think the reason windows freezes is something to do with intialization.
What I don't understand is why I can't go to Display settings on the occasion I can get the screen to appear (By booting with it plugged in) then change it down to 1080 or lower and have it work. I know when I plug it in through DVI I can downscale it, so scalers shouldn't be the issue.

Any help appreciated!
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2023.03.25 03:18 YuckaTurtle Quarter-Panel Holder Burnout Guy

Can anyone explain this phenomenon?
Every time I see street racer crews at the track, there's always a guy or two who hold the car during the burnout. Some look as if they serve a purpose, but most just look hilarious.
Just looking for an explanation because as of now, there's one guy in nearly every foxbody/no front end crew that just makes me giggle.
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2023.03.25 03:17 casey6282 MIL comment… Am I overreacting?

My in-laws live about an hour away from my husband and I. My family is local so we spend a lot of time with my siblings, and my nieces and nephews. My husband (their only child) and I have been together for nearly 6 years and are expecting a daughter in June. Because we only see my in-laws about five times a year, I like to send pictures to them of our weekend activities. These pictures are usually of my husband and our nieces and nephews. Not long ago I sent a picture of my eight-year-old niece sitting on my husband’s lap. My mother-in-law‘s response was “perhaps it is time to talk to her about physical affection. She is getting too old to be sitting on her uncle’s lap.” My jaw hit the floor. I responded by telling her that is an extremely unhealthy and outdated way of thinking… we are a family of huggers. My niece’s father was in the room as was I. My husband‘s family was not much for physical affection so he has never prompted any of the kids for hugs, kisses, lap sitting, etc. all of my nieces and nephews have parents who talk to them about consent, private body parts, etc. I cannot decide what I am more angry about; the implication that my husband was doing some thing inappropriate with my eight-year-old niece right in front of me-or the idea that a girl gets too old to be affectionate with the male role models in her life who make her feel safe and loved. I responded to her text message this way, and she then attempted to call me. I didn’t answer because I was just so furious and didn’t know what to say. She left a message explaining that this was “for my niece’s safety” and I just sent a message saying “we will have to agree to disagree, and I will not discuss this with you again.” This has completely changed the way I feel about my MIL and I now I am just imagining ways to limit her contact with my daughter. I do not want these toxic ways of thinking to be passed to my child. The first time she tells my daughter, she is too old to be sitting on her dad or grandpa‘s lap, I am going to lose it. I was raised by a man who basically stopped hugging me the day I grew boobs, lol. All joking aside, it was hurtful, and I didn’t understand why my dad was suddenly saying things like “put a robe on!” And turning his face when I would go to kiss him. I am pretty sure I was around the age of 11. My MIL however, watched her dad leave her mother for a woman two years younger than she was (at the age of 22 I believe). I am sure this has skewed the lens through which she views some things but I still don’t think that is my problem… and I still think she’s wrong.
Am I over reacting?
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2023.03.25 03:17 IllustriousCoffee123 I (m 13) rejected a dance with someone (f 13 or 14) and was told she had a crush on me is it possible?

So if you look on my previous post on the subreddit I was pranked of someone liking me. If you don't want to read I understand and if you want to read the other keep reading this one and read those later you will get the full story. So here's a quick run down for background: someone (not same one later in the main story) said I girl liked me, weeks later developed crush,tried handing her letter asking her to be my gf she rejected the letter handed it to someone who gave it to her and she said no because of "fear", told to get her a Valentine's Day gift (same one mentioned later not the one who offered dance) got it tried giving it to her she said no and figured she was pranking me (none of them had a clue).So I had a school dance today and a group of girls called me over for some reason. One said "(her name ) has something to ask you" they kept pushing her up to where I was standing confused as hell. Then she held out her hand for a slow dance to a pop song. I'm was so confused I didn't pick up the hint. Leaned to one of the girls (same one from background) and asked "what's going on?". She said "she wants to dance with you". I replied more confused "why?". She said "she has a crush on you". I replied "is this like last time" because I don't want to relive that. She said "no". I turner's back and I don't remember what was said. I turned away and ran in my dress shoes for my suit (got it at JCPenney for 48 bucks really nice too). I ran to get out of that awkward situation. I texted her friends to tell her I was sorry because I was caught off guard and it wasn't the song for it.
TL;DR group of girls calls me over one trys to hide from asking me to dance I lean over to a girl that was near me asked after she told me she had a crush on me "Is like last time ?" Which was a prank. She said "no" still rejected the dance (very gently and kindly) because it was a pop song and caught me off guard. Texted her friend asking her to send what texted her to apologize.
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2023.03.25 03:17 Inevitable-Cheek-106 27 [F4M] Looking for constant someone

At the moment, I'm not in a hurry to get into a relationship. Just someone who can be with me when I need company and vice versa. Someone who can share random thoughts with me. I don't care if it's work; a business proposal about work you want my opinions on, or a shower thought. My favorite thing is listening to people talk about what they're passionate about. Seeing others' eyes widen in excitement just makes me smile. The setting doesn't matter to me, whether it's in a parking lot or over drinks. As an ambivert, I prefer being alone with people who are like balls of energy. Someone who can drain my energy by laughing at things we both find funny and then falling asleep. I like cuddles too, but that's about it. There's something nice about being in comfortable silence sometimes. Now that's out of the way, who's in?
About me:- Working professional- Female- 5'2''- I have fats (I'll leave it to your imagination lol)- Mestiza (Chinita when smiling "daw")- Nerd- Straight- Lives in MM South- I work at night- I'm not a loner. I have bestfriends pero hindi kase nagtatagpo schedules namin but we stay connected everyday and I can't cuddle them lol- I can a photo of me on tg
About you & the setup:Let's meet in public twice. Haha, I have to make sure you're not a serial killer. Should be comfortable sending their photo. Describe you and your interests, so I know if we could get along. If you're pursuing someone, don't bother sending me a message - respect the girl. This is not an ONS/Hookup. It's like a FWB without the sex. I don't want to be entangled in an existing open relationship. Please be an adult, a working professional too. Must be near my location so we can hang out whenever we want to or you have a car (not necessary pero in case you're far). People who like being with someone but don't like the stress of being in a relationship might like this. No expectations, no demands. Just companionship.
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2023.03.25 03:17 KillerOrangeCat Three New Creepy True Stories 3 24 2023

Three New Creepy True Stories

Number One: Motel

This happened to me and my girlfriend when we were travelling across country. We had to stay in various motels because all though she was okay with sleeping in our car, I was never able to do that. She could fall asleep with her head on the window at the drop of a hat, but I would be up all night trying my best to fall asleep.

We didn’t make reservations or anything like that. We just drove until we got tired and began looking for a motel with a vacancy.

Maybe on the third night of our trip, we had a pretty creepy experience with a motel that we found. I could tell driving into it that I wasn’t going to like it too much. We were in a pretty rural area and it looked pretty run down. But I was exhausted and needed to get some sleep, so we decided to spend the night there.

We got into our room and began getting ready to get some sleep. Suddenly, the phone began ringing. Figuring that it was the office I picked it up and answered it.

“You’re wife’s cute,” the voice on the other end told me. “I can’t wait until I am sleeping in bed with her.”

I wanted to say something back, but whomever was on the other end hung up immediately.

My girlfriend asked me what happened and I explained it to her. Maybe I shouldn’t have, because it frightened her. But if we were to get another call, I thought she should probably be prepared now. Not that I was expecting anyone to call back.

But about 10 minutes later, the phone rang again. I decided to answer it, thinking that it was likely the caller from before. And I was right.

“Time’s running out,” the voice told me. “Soon I will be in bed with your wife.” Then he immediately hung up.

We were very freaked out by that point. Gathering our stuff up, we decided to go check with the office.

We told them about the calls, but it was obvious it wasn’t coming from him. I had considered it, because he was the only one who should have known that we were in that room. But the voice wasn’t even close to sounding like the other. We asked if he had any idea what was going on and he said he had no idea.

We asked him if we could change rooms. We figured that maybe someone just knew the number to that room and was giving us a hard time or something. So he put us into another room on the other side of the motel.

We went to the room. At this point, I was very tired. I knew that it wouldn’t take long for me to fall asleep. However, I didn’t get a chance to.

We had only been in the room a few minutes before the phone began ringing again. My girlfriend and I both immediately got tense. I decided to answer the phone.

“Changing rooms won’t change the fact that I will be sleeping with your wife,” the voice on the other side of the phone said to me. Then, like all of the previous times, the phone hung up.

My girlfriend immediately knew what had happened. We talked about what we were going to do. I was exhausted, but now we were both on edge. We had no idea if this was a prank or if someone was actually going to do something. But we also knew that at that point, there was no way that we could get any sleep. Someone obviously knew the phone numbers in the rooms and was also watching us. That is the only way they could have known that we had switched rooms.

We decided that we needed to just check out and get back on the road. We would find another motel.

We gathered our things again and then left the room. We both felt very conspicuous, walking outside of the room. We felt eyes on us, that whoever had called us was now watching us. So we decided to put our stuff in the car before going in and telling the clerk that we were going to check out.

When we got to the car, however, we were stunned to see that all four of our tires had been slashed. So we just got more scared and immediately went to the clerk and asked him to call the police.

We could have brushed off the phone calls as being a prank, even with the switching of rooms. But seeing the tires cut made it so much more real. It really made us believe that someone had been watching us and was intent on hurting us.

Unfortunately, the police couldn’t do very much. There were a lot of guests in the motel and they couldn’t wake everyone up and question them. The most they could do was look around a little bit and make a report. Our car was taken to a mechanic and we rode along with the police to there.

It was a really long time before everything was taken care of. I was a very long time before I was able to get a good night’s sleep.

Number Two: Night Ride

This happened to me when I was 13 years old, but I still remember it as clearly as if it happened today. I had some uncles who were pretty close to me in terms of age. And a lot of times in the summer, if I went over to my grandma’s house, we would go for rides in the back of a pickup truck. I especially loved doing this at night because it was very, very creepy to do. And back in those days, I was looking for anything that could creep me out to entertain me.

This was a bit of an impromptu visit in mid summer. It was really hot outside, as I remember. This was back in the day when we had glass bottles of soda, not plastic ones. And I recall this mostly because we were stocked up on bottles of Mountain Dew.

My two uncles decided at night that they wanted to go for a drive through the hills. My brother and my cousin were with us and they wanted to do it too. So we loaded up in the pick up truck at night time. My uncles and my older brother were all in the cab. My cousin and I were in the bed of the truck.

I enjoyed those rides a whole lot and as I recall they were always a bit scary. There were no lights on those country roads, so when it go dark, it really got dark. The only light that we had was from the headlights of the truck. And being in the bed of the truck, that didn’t do us a whole lot of good.

My cousin and I were having fun. We liked being scared and we liked scaring each other. But on some level, the two of us were also expecting the older boys to try and do something to scare us. So we kept waiting for a possible scare to be on the way. But that was more in the back of our mind.

I really wish that I could describe to you what it was like to be riding in the bed of the car like we were in the dark. It’s the sort of thing that I miss in the world of today. Everywhere we go, there are lights everywhere. It is really hard to get scared like it used to be. The darkness was so encompassing that it nearly felt like we were isolated. Another thing I can think of is that it felt like were driving through a tunnel made of trees and such.

My cousin and I were doing our thing. We were talking about things that we thought might scare each other.

These were old dirt roads, so my uncle was not driving the truck really fast. There were tons of twists and turns, especially the higher up you got into the hills. And that is sort of important for what eventually happened.

The truck slowed down a little bit as it was about to go around a turn. We weren’t going very fast to begin with, but the turn was pretty sharp and we grabbed the sides of the truck to brace ourselves as we made the turn.

I was very familiar with this sharp turn. My uncles had tried to scare us one time by telling us that cars have had accidents right on that turn. In fact, they said that some people have died going around the bend. I was sure that it was their way of trying to scare us by making us think that we could die by going around the bend.

My back was facing the inside of the road, with my hands bracing me on both sides. And that was when it happened. I felt something on my left wrist. I turned and looked at my arm, and was stunned by what it looked like I saw. For a very brief moment, it looked like a human hand was grabbing my wrist.

So, I pulled my arm away. But as I mentioned, it was only for a brief moment and I easily pulled my arm away and the truck was around the corner. However, I quickly moved to the opposite side of the truck, where my cousin was sitting.

He was confused but I explained to him what I had seen. I don’t think he really believed me at first. But he knocked on the window and told my uncles to stop the truck. They did this and we told them what had just happened.

We took a flashlight and walked back over to the sharp turn. My uncle also took a rifle out that was kept behind the seat in the cab. But when we went back, we were unable to find anyone or anything. There was definitely no one anywhere near us.

My uncle then tried to scare us a little bit by suggesting it was the hand of someone who had died while making the turn. And of course, my cousin and I believed them. We got back in the truck and they took off again.

Riding in the bed of that truck was so terrifying. Both my cousin and I wanted to be in the cab, but there wouldn’t be room for us. Whatever I had seen and the story my uncles told us, well combined that scared the crap out of us. We were all too eager to get home.

I really have no idea what we saw that night, but it was the scariest moment of my life.

Number Three: Train Guy

Right on the outside of town, there is an old railroad track. At this time, I had lived in this town for about ten years. I could count on my hands how many times I have actually seen a train moving on it. However, right after a bridge, there is another off track. I am not really sure what you call it, but there are often train cars parked there for a really long period of time.

The area around the tracks is heavily wooded. There is a road the goes through it and up a hill. There are a few houses up on the hill, but very spread apart. But I often take that road because it’s a short cut to get back home because it leads through a field. That is how I knew about the train cars that are often parked there.

I was walking there with a friend one day and he decided that he wanted to take some pictures of the train cars. He was designing some sort of game and felt that he needed pictures to model off of. I can’t really explain that part, but I guess it’s just important that we needed to get pictures of it.

After taking pictures of some of the back cars, he wanted to walk to the ones in front. We had been taking pictures for a good 15 minutes at that point. However, when we started walking forward we noticed something. Someone walked out from between two of the cars. And then he started walking in our direction.

I can’t completely explain why, but seeing the guy made us both feel very uncomfortable. There were rarely any people back in that area. So I asked him if we should maybe just go. For some reason, the appearance of the guy, who was a bit far from us, was making him feel uneasy too. So we decided to just leave and to come back at a later time.

About a week later, he and I went on another walk. We decided to take the back road again. He wanted to take some more pictures. The same train was there, but that was not a surprise. They would sit there for months at a time. So we were going to try and go to the front of the train again and take those pictures of the front cars that we didn’t get to do last time.

However, as we began walking in that direction, it happened again. A guy came out from between two of the cars, which could have been the exact ones from the first time. And once again, there was something very creepy about the whole thing. So my friend and I once again decided to leave.

We talked about it for a while and came to a conclusion. There were some homeless people in our town. So we figured that for some reason, he must have been living in between two of the cars. Perhaps he didn’t want anyone snooping around in his area. So we decided that maybe we would just skip trying to get those pictures.

We kept away from the train area for quite a while. But my friend is really stubborn and he really wanted to get pictures of that train. So after a short period of time, we decided to go back to the train.

My friend was taking pictures and was going further down the track than we had before. Since the man didn’t come out, we figured that he was not around. So my friend started going between the cars to get all of the pictures that he needed.

It happened so quick that it took me by total surprise. The man pounced out from behind one of the cars, yelling all sorts of gibberish. And he was holding what looked like a pocket knife in his hand. And he began running straight toward my buddy.

My friend was closer to the guy than I was, and he fell over in surprise. The crazy man easily got to him and held him down. My friend was struggling to get up.

I hate to admit, I almost ran in fear. But I knew I had to help my friend. So I ran over there and tried my best to pull the crazy man off him. The man was a lot stronger than I would have thought, but with both mine and my buddy’s strength, we were able to pull him off. The guy stumbled backward and fell down.

I tried my best to pull my friend up. By the time we got him to his feet, the crazy guy was up too. And this was the first time I got a look at him. His eyes were chilling to me. I mean they made Norman Bates look normal. He also had what looked like blood on his face. IT was only then that I realized that he had actually bitten my friend.

It was too much and the two of us just took off running. He followed us, but fortunately only as far as the end of the train. We were able to get out of there safely from that point.

My friend had to go to the hospital. The police went and arrested the man who attacked us. They found tons of dead animals in the area where he was hiding. It looked like he had tried eating some of them.

He went to jail for the attack. It was three years for aggravated assault. But the two of us are stuck with the memory.
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2023.03.25 03:17 Alex13445678 Do not buy this charger

So a buddy of myne got into fpv recently and chose this charger. Before he bought it I warned him that you should not cheap out on chargers but he insisted as it was cheap and on Amazon and boasted some ok specs like 150 ac whereas others were lower at like 36watts ac. We flew today and as I was going to bed we were talking and he told me to unplug his charger. No problem I thought as I go downstairs to unplug it and I see the battery charging. I notice that it was very puffed and hot so I unplugged it and told him idk what setting he used but it must not be good. He said he charged it at 2 amps which for a 1500mah 4s is ok but for safety as he insisted on using it later I checked the voltage. I plugged it into my charger to see overvolt and I try again and see the same thing (it was a 4s charger and battery) then I plug it into the input as it accepts up to 6s input and it reads 19.5 volts on 4s !?! That’s 4.875 volts per cell. I immediately chuck it in my lipo bag (I first took the other batts out ofc) and put it in the driveway that’s concrete. The balances were connected and the charger was set to 4s. Regardless if they weren’t it should have detected this and gave an error or atleast warning but it just kept charging to a dangerous level. Worst part it had not stopped. It was still going?!? It’s crazy to think that in a couple of more min our house could have been burnt. So please don’t cheap out and especially don’t buy this charger or rebrands of it as there are many on Amazon under a diffrent name. Have a good day and check on ur batteries.
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2023.03.25 03:16 tttt5re Flashing black dick to milf gas station

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2023.03.25 03:16 Synologynoob Need to switch LACARE pasc plan to medi-cal or lacare coveredca to get doctors around me but having a hard time filling out application. California.

I was told by lacare that I need to switch health insurance to get doctors around me (closest available pcp is over 1hour away from me and has no clue about my specific ailments) so I was told to sign up on
I didn't have income for 2 months because I work as a caregiver currently and my recipient has been in the hospital recovering.
I am confused about expenses on, I live with my recipient because I gotta be there 24/7 even if I don't get paid for all of it because of dementia and being bed bound, is it fair to say I "work for rent" do I even have to fill that part out? Its so complicated for me because although they don't make me pay for rent I have to pay for house repairs (like ac repairs and roofing repairs constantly because its a old house) and also buy all the food and many other things like medical supplies that is just to bothersome to get receipts and write down.
Can I just leave that part blank and can they just see my income and decide of that like this years tax returns? Would maybe just signing up through coverdca be easier? This year I will be making less then 23000 because I have no work right now but will have work again in a couple weeks, would that qualify me for magi medi-cal or should I just get private health insurance? I really need to see a doctor but haven't been able to because my current health insurance doesn't cover anyone around me. I am having a hard time understanding magi medical.
would magi medical be the same as these cost reduced plans and be considered "medical"? And would that allow me to avoid the "life qualifying event"? Or am I screwed and magi medical is not the same as plain medical and thus I don't have a "qualifying event" and do cost reduced plans also fall into that category or are they separate things?
Can I just buy additional health insurance because this health insurance I currently get through my union is very cheap, so can I just buy another health insurance plan through the market place without a qualifying life event?
Does it matter whether I sign up on either coverdca or benefitsca?
I tried signing up for coveredca but the application is saying my verification failed I guess I will have to call tomorrow.

Sorry if everything seems so sporadic I am super tired and stressed out over this I have been on the call with so many people and my health insurance to even figure out its not covered. Thank you for trying to help.
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2023.03.25 03:16 BadTakeBrian Enterprise Group ($E.TO, $ETOLF.OTC): Cash Flow Machine, Deep Value, Squeeze Potential

I should start by saying that the search for a company like Enterprise began under the following pretense: I have a bearish view of where I think broad markets are going by the end of 2023 and wanted somewhere to hide out while still maintaining the potential to double my investment under any broad market scenario.
Enterprise Group fits that bill. The Company is a niche energy service company that provides site infrastructure services to remote western Canadian production sites for pipelines, construction and oil and gas sectors in western Canada. I believe Enterprise is a fantastic and deeply overlooked company fit for retail investors (like me) who have the ability to enter a position ahead of institutions catching hold of the name.
The core thesis on Enterprise is:
- Low correlation to broad markets
- High growth and 30% cash flow yield
- Healthy balance sheet providing ~$20M in dry powder for potential non-dilutive M&A
- Share buyback in place to support stock
- Unique low-emission fleet of equipment to grow market share
- Structural market expansion

Enterprise was founded in 2004, though as it stands today, is a much leaner and higher growth business compared to what it was in the last bull market for energy in 2008-2014. Where many competitors went out of business during the bear market between 2014-2021, Enterprise wisely divested from lower margin business units, preserved its balance sheet and due to its unique fleet of equipment – was able to maintain cash flow positive during this time. M&A is part of the corporate DNA of Enterprise and has had a successful track record on that front.
While others were still reeling from previous years downturn or still trying to repair their balance sheets in 2020/2021, Enterprise was able to utilize the strength of its balance sheet and positive cash flows to countercyclically invest into new business units to position themselves for the eventual return of energy markets we are now experiencing. A great example of this is the launch of Evolution Power in 2022, which offers a fleet of low-emission microgrids that power the entire production site with natural gas, replacing diesel generators. In doing so, EP reduces CO2 emissions by 30%, gives Enterprise higher margins, is safer and more efficient for the customer. As one of the few “green options” in the energy sector, they are becoming the first choice for larger oil and gas clients subject to Canada’s “heavy emitter” penalties.

The large majority of Enterprise’s sales are derived from western Canadian energy producers, with a greater share of natural gas producers compared to oil producers within its book of clients. Though Enterprise profits have less commodity risk than their actual producing clients, the Company nevertheless is derivatively exposed to energy prices (though I believe there are some factors that reduce the correlation that I will get into later). After years of producers not investing into large exploration projects due to ESG mandates, regulations and low prices, the outlook on energy markets looks extremely promising for producers and has already begun to see a notable uptick in production levels that are expected to continue for a market that looks undersupplied in years ahead.
More specifically to Enterprise’s western Canadian market, there are some very visible demand drivers on the horizon based on new pipeline capacity that provide a near certain increase in demand for services like Enterprise. This demand is structured within tens of billions of dollars of sunk infrastructure capital to provide a roadmap of oil and gas (mostly gas) production expansion in western Canada. Beginning in 2023 with the completion of NGTL network expansion (gas) and TMX pipeline (oil), there will continue to be major new export capacity to come online nearly every year this decade, with recent first nations LNG projects advancing on the west coast.
For Canadian gas producers, the pipelines will allow them to access higher priced Asian markets, where prices are often multiples of those received in Canada or the US. You can bet there is going to be prompt increases to production to ship whatever they can to those markets, given the preferred economics.

Enterprise just recently released their full year 2022 financials March 20, 2023, where they posted fantastic results. Rather than do a deep dive into financials today, will simply share some important highlights and suggest reviewing their financials below: (
Additional items:
- Bought back 1.8M shares in 2022
- Secured US OTC listing to increase access to US investors
- Renewed buyback program
- Available tax losses of $0.17/share
- Purchased $5.6M of new equipment
- Subsequently signed one of largest contracts in company history in Jan 2023

Share Structure
Enterprise currently has 50.3M shares outstanding, with another 5M options exercisable at $0.45. Notably, management/board were buyers in the open market over the last few years and now hold over 40% of all shares outstanding.
This is where I think it gets uniquely attractive for us retail investors.
Since the last energy cycle, nearly all of the research analysts that covered the sector have moved on, meaning the few analysts left covering the space are focused on large-cap players and there are none covering companies the size of Enterprise. There is a window for retail to build a position in a hugely profitable company with a tight share structure subject to a potential squeeze before institutions begin to take notice.
Finally – and maybe most importantly – 2022 saw a unique trading dynamic occur due to a large shareholder selling down their position. This shareholder accidentally accumulated a >10% ownership position, unknowingly triggering a requirement to file any purchase/sale of stock (see sedi filings to confirm). That shareholder then spent the entire year reducing their position below 10% but because there was not a large float of shares trading hands, effectively put a ceiling on the stock the entire year and single-handedly compressed the multiple. This does not appear to have been done with ill intent but explains why the stock bounced between a floor of around $0.38 (supported by the buyback) and $0.42 (where the shareholder was selling) despite everything going right for the company operationally. In January, the company bought back the final tranche of shares needed to get that shareholder below the 10% threshold, thereby clearing the way for share price to better track the improving cash flow of the company.

Enterprise is currently trading at a deeply discounted valuation and historically low multiple, which is ironic considering this may be the best market they've ever operated in. As a particular point of reference, a comparison below for the 2020-2022 periods for EV/EBITDA and some other metrics that could influence the deserved multiple such as growth, profitability, and credit risk. I’ve also already listed a few reasons to be bullish on their future market (pipelines coming online beginning this year), which is consistent with management’s outlook from their MD&A that “…customers have indicated they will continue to operate at increased activities through the remainder of the year”. Though a 10-11x multiple shouldn't be expected moving forward, you can see the impact of having a large shareholder exiting with a small float and how a lack of share price movement can lose investor attention. Over the course of a year, Enterprise added over $5M in EBITDA (+175%) and barely saw its valuation change at all!

*2022 year using current share price
At a current 4.2x EV/EBITDA, Enterprise is trading far below the 6x it has traded in previous cycles and which seems very reasonable as a base case scenario. It would take very little notional buying for that re-rate to occur and for those able to establish a position at these prices, it would represent a 74% return.
Finally, if Enterprise is seen through a different valuation lens**, the company just released in their earnings that equity holders would be due $0.68/share ($0.39 current share price) if the company simply sold all of their equipment at book value.** Multiple arguments to show that Enterprise is undervalued.

Enterprise has a strong outlook on market fundamentals to support top line growth, increasing pricing power to maintain/increase margins and new revenue potential coming online with equipment additions.
Given history of M&A activity, balance sheet flexibility and the fact some targets are still not fully recovered from 2014-2021 period, it would be very surprising if the company did not make one or more acquisitions in the near-future. Management has said as much on their recent twitter spaces interview.
Fortunately for equity holders, management does not have to dilute shareholders while its equity remains undervalued. With $20M in unused credit at their disposal (their current market cap), they would have the ability to make a material acquisition without needing any equity at all. Even if they were to make an even larger acquisition, their debt providers are Ninepoint Partners (via Waygar Capital), who are home to none other than Eric Nuttall, who is the largest and most bullish energy fund manager on earth. You can bet that if the right target came along with the right assets/cash flow, Ninepoint would be more than happy to increase the size of that facility if they aren’t able to secure some seller's financing. If we assume a slight liquidity discount on a PrivateCo acquisition, $20M at 3x EV/EBITDA could buy around $6-7M of incremental EBITDA, effectively doubling the “cash flow” of the company before considering any synergies. Prospect of cross-selling new rental equipment would be high.
If something like this came to pass and they grew to a $15M EBITDA business, there would undoubtedly be a whole new supply of small institutions that would be interested and could be an attractive buyout candidate for private equity, who they’re currently competing with for acquisitions.

Commodity Risk:
This being the most obvious risk to the company. If we were to go back to the dark ages (2014-2021), there would be a material impact on Enterprise financials. I believe commodity risk for Enterprise is mitigated for 3 reasons:
  1. A decade of underinvestment in global energy supplies has the entire spectrum of energy prognosticators projecting supply deficits for oil and continued growth in global natural gas demand. Continued regulatory hurdles, ESG capital restrictions, end of US shale hypergrowth, and return-of-capital mandates by EnergyCo shareholders make it less likely we see reckless supply additions. Adding to that, we’ve now got China reopening, OPEC defending prices, and US supposedly refilling the SPR at some point (we’ll see).
  2. Infrastructure Developments: Canada has abundant reserves, with some of the cleanest and lowest-cost natural gas in the world with a painful lack of export capacity. A number of pipeline and LNG export facilities are set to come online, incentivizing a production increase to fill that pipeline. To me, this is the most powerful reason why I believe Enterprise has much lower commodity risk and has been repeated by recent research put out by RBC on the prospects of NE BC natural gas outlook.
  3. Tier 1 Client Book: Enterprise’s clients are some of the largest energy producers in North America, meaning they plan their development programs with a multi-year outlook that is less sensitive to short term price action. Further, many of its clients are actual providing the supply for LNG Canada (Sinopec, Petronas,
Market Downturn:
No doubt we are entering a period of uncertainty, with global liquidity being reduced and the risk of recession on the horizon. I think this should be viewed in two ways:
  1. Operations: Looking back, more often than not a significant global recession is more likely to reduce the rate of growth in oil demand rather than actually reducing demand. Natural gas is mostly used for heating and electricity generation, making it relatively inelastic as well. Global GDP is also more evenly spread between OECD and non-OECD, meaning growing countries like India will be less responsive to tightening financial conditions.
  2. Share Price: Enterprise is tracking towards a trailing 4x EV/EBITDA, with structural growth catalysts on the horizon (ie. pipelines) and excess cash flow available for buybacks. Even in a market panic, it is likely cash flows can continue to grow, providing continued support to the share price via buybacks.
  3. Recent meltdown in energy markets had almost no impact on Enterprise share price and would suspect that increased buybacks would be there for support if share price were to slide further.
It is the risk-adjusted return with fundamentals to back it up that make Enterprise special within the micro-cap space.

  1. Operating conditions look very strong for the company based on energy cycle and the foundation of new pipeline-related production increases in western Canada.
  2. Enterprise is a pure-play on western Canada with major well-capitalized nat gas clients poised for growth.
  3. Small size and cap structure provide potential for significant torque in share price.
  4. Enterprise has debt flexibility such that they don’t need to dilute equity at these valuations if M&A opportunities arise.
  5. Extremely profitable with 30%+ cash flow yield and optionality for buybacks or further investment in expanding equipment fleet for evolution power.
  6. Significant selling pressure from large shareholder has now ended after tendering shares to treasury in January 2023.
  7. A single large new shareholder has potential to re-rate the stock to base case of 6x EV/EBITDA multiple.
  8. Equity re-rate and M&A could see this company become very large, very quickly – drawing further flows of capital to the name at sufficient scale or be a prime takeout candidate for PE.
I own shares in Enterprise. This is not financial advise. Please do your own due diligence.
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2023.03.25 03:16 ImASucessfulAnt I hate being a teenage addict (tw(?))

Yes, im fucking addicted to the one thing children sob coming across it. Ive been addicted for the past 4 years. Ive been through the system, ive been in therapy for 6 years, been in psychiatry for 7 years, ive been inpatient thrice, been to residential, maybe even going back and I have been to the ER for trying to kms enough times for me to say that nothing helps. Everyone knows what i do to myself. Everyone stares in awe when they see my arms,thighs,or stomach whether its on my twitter page or irl. I want to be seen as a normal person, a normal fucking kid. I dont want people to think "shit thats a lot of scars" "she should be locked up" or say shit like "are you doing okay" "your not alone". It takes everything in me to not lash out at people who repeat the same things everyone else said. It isn't just about what everyone else thinks, i dont want to feel like im some crazy fucking bitch. I want to function on my own; regulate without nearly killing myself. I WANT to be NORMAL. Im 14 i shouldnt have to deal with this shit; especially not since i was only 10 damn years old.
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2023.03.25 03:16 No-Kick-5421 My niece has been paying 2 girls to be her friend

Before I get asked “Why are you asking a bunch of internet strangers for advice?”..I’m not a parent. I’m her uncle who has had custody for the past almost 3 years. If this post isn’t okay, I’ll delete it. Using a throwaway for her privacy.
Yesterday I got a call from my niece Alexis’ phone but it wasn’t her. It was a shift supervisor at the restaurant that her friends had taken her for her birthday. I was told that two of the girls had left and Lex was left but didn’t have any money. I didn’t know if they were going to call the cops so I told her I was coming to pay. When I got there Lex was sitting in a booth with an uneaten birthday dessert.
The look on her face broke my heart. The hot aid that her two friends told her they were going to get Lex’s gifts from the car & would be back. 30 minutes went by & the host walked through the parking lot 3 times to look for them before telling her supervisor. Instead of grilling Lex infront of everyone I paid+tipped & we left.
In the car I asked her if she knew before they ordered that her friends weren’t going to pay because it could be considered stealing. I told her the meal I just paid for was $80 (my gas money) so she was going to have to pay me some of it out of her savings or get her friends to repay her. She gets a notification that she was tagged in a snapchat by one of the girls about how they just dined & dashed & got a free meal. She starts crying saying “no they aren’t going to pay you or me back!”.
We get home & I ask her if she is comfortable with me reading the messages between her & the girls so I could help figure out what is going on. It took about an hour & I’m genuinely speechless. Lex is a freshman & these girls are juniors. They became “friends” in gym class in Jan. The first time they hung out outside of school was to get smoothies. Lex offered to pay for them (her love language is acts of service & gift giving even though she is young) & it snowballed from there.
These girls would ask her for gas money but tell her they didn’t have time to take her home from school,they would give her the wrong parking lot to be picked up in, or they told her she was taking too long even though she would literally be running to meet up. School lunch is free but there is a place where you can buy fountain pop. icecream, snacks, ect. Nearly everyday they would ask her to get them something & they would pay her back once they got their allowance.
They went shopping one day & Lex bought them all matching shirts to wear on a certain day & they showed up wearing different matching shirts & told her she just forgot which day they were doing it. Gaslighting. Manipulative. PETTY for no reason.
A few days ago Lex told them she needed her $ because the field trip she was saving for was this coming Tuesday. They told her they would bring the $ when they went out to eat because they would be getting their allowance on Thursday (yesterday).
I asked Lex why she was spending so much $ on them she said “this was my first time having friends I thought this is what you do”. These girls are NOT friends. How did she not realize they were just using her? I just don’t know why she would give all her money away. The field trip coming up is something she has been so excited about. It’ll be the first “road trip” she has ever been on. First time on a charter bus. They will be stopping for breakfast, lunch, & dinner.
She has spent hours looking up where they are going to make sure each restaurant has her “safe foods”. It's an elective field trip to two museums & a huge mall with her fine arts class. For xmas & her birthday all she wanted was $, which I gave her. But it wasn’t alot & I really wanted her to have fun so every time it snowed this winter we shoveled driveways for $20 & she got to keep it all.
Now it's all gone & I’m so pissed off that she just blew it. I can’t just give her more. I’m paycheck to paycheck right now. I don’t get a dime from my sister or the state because I haven’t tried for legal custody but since my sister has been in active addiction for years this is something I’m looking into. I told her I could maybe scrounge up $25 for her to take but now she isn’t going to go because “it won’t be fun”.
I just don't understand why she would pay people to be her friends. I asked her what she was going to say or do when she sees them in class/lunch she told me “go back to being alone & go back to eating in the library”. I don't know why she struggles to have friends. Has anyone else’s kid done something like this? Do they struggle to make friends? Have they changed themselves to “fit in”? Any advice is welcome.
TL:DR; My niece was giving money to “friends” under the impression that this is what “friends” do & that she would be paid back. She didn’t want her “friends” to run out of gas or not have treats to eat at lunch. Lex spent over $200 to have “friends” for three months.
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2023.03.25 03:15 FBHBaldy TRT, New IGF-1 / BPC-157 protocol and experiences with Semaglutide

About 6 months ago I started taking Semaglutide ramping up to 550 mcg every other day (1.95mg/wk). Went from 265 lbs to 226 lbs in about 3-months. I was smaller all around but also had some muscle loss.
After the 3-months, I remained on the Semaglutide but added a TRT maintenance level of test @ 150 mg/week (220 mcg test every other day). The test did its thing as expected and I began to put on sum muscle, but the Semaglutide was not nearly as effective with the Test. After 3-months on test, I am back up to 240 lbs. I also started to have knee pain which I have never had. Heard on a Podcast that semaglutide can have detrimental effects to joints. Don’t know if that is true but with the knee pain I was experiencing, it scared me enough to quit taking the semaglutide about a month ago.
Anyway, my knee pain has persisted and is starting to limit my workouts. Decided to look into IGF-1 and BPC-157 to help with healing the knee pain. I just got the peptides and plan to use the following protocol in conjunction with the test for the next 4-weeks.
· IGF-1 35 mcg per day sub-Q at end of day
· BPC-157 250 mcg sub-Q twice per day (morning and afternoon)
Would like to get some feedback on the IGF-1/BPC-157 protocol. Are sub-Q injections in the abdomen adequate or should these be injected in the area of pain? Also curious if any of you have had detrimental effects from semaglutide or your thoughts on reintroducing it with a more effective approach.
Also, I may look into TB-500 but the dosing recommendations are all over the place.
Stats: 55yo, male, probably 18%ish BMI.
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2023.03.25 03:15 Tworiverstabac Is Larnell Lewis currently touring with Snarky Puppy?

Snarky is playing a venue near me but tickets sold out before my friend and I could buy them. Resale price is pretty steep but my buddy is a drummer and HUGE larnell lewis fan. If he’s currently touring with them I’m going to suggest buying tickets anyways so he doesn’t miss that. I can’t find any info about their lineup online though. Has anyone seen them recently to confirm or deny?
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2023.03.25 03:15 Wondering_Hard [Review] Showdown by Ted Dekker: The Paradise Novels. Many Wooden Stakes, No Vampires

In a small town in the middle of Colorado USA there is a single church, convenience store, and gas station. There are also three hairdressers and zero hospitals.
In is in this small town, Paradise, a man named Marsuvees Black enters. Black claims that he was sent by God to teach grace and mercy, and to turn the townsfolk from their sin. However, Black has supernatural abilities that many pass off to be slight of hand, but a few realize their true power. Soon after Black enters the town, the townsfolk start getting hallucinations and nightmares, before becoming the most self-centered version of themselves. Black is either an angel sent by God to judge the town or a manifestation of evil, and many believe he is the former.
Meanwhile, two miles away from the town, a monastery funded by Harvard is hidden deep within the Colorado canyons. Twelve teachers and 37 teenagers live guarded from the outside world. When one of the students finds blank books in the dungeons of the monastery, he starts to write --in his opinion-- the best story ever. But as Billy continues his story, he shows other students the mysteries of the dungeons. But something sinister lurks in the dungeons, and cause the students to become addicted to worm sludge and become blind to their own danger.
The Showdown between Black and those who stand against him in Paradise, and also the showdown between the divided students in the monastery may have more connections --and more world-shattering revelations-- then anyone would ever know. Only 38 teenagers and 1443 books may be able to stop the madness... but only if they don't make it worse.
I have never before read a fantasy/horrothriller this disturbing. I can no longer think about peanuts without a queasy feeling and Black is a terrific --and terrifying-- antagonist. Whereas what happens in Paradise is an easy good vs. evil case, what happens in the monastery is much more blurred. Although it is obvious who is being led astray, the meaning behind the monastery has its own moral laws to work out.
This is a high recommend. If blood or demonic elements makes you stop reading a book, don't pick it up. But, for a horror thriller, Ted Dekker makes a compelling and thoughtful book about the nature of humanity.
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2023.03.25 03:14 rebecca_2004 Is pelvic pain a symptom of crohns?

I’ve asked the same thing for lactose as I got tested for both and im still waiting. My stomach has constantly been hurting the last two days almost a gas wind pain? Near my right side and I’m just trying to make sense off it all
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