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Scamming Vet killed 5 out of my 6 puppies so I got him into Jail for 12 years.
2023.03.21 21:05 PocketMew649 Scamming Vet killed 5 out of my 6 puppies so I got him into Jail for 12 years.
TL;DR: A veterinarian tried to scam me, charged me for medicine, food and care he never gave my puppies and eventually from a litter of 6: stole 1 puppy, killed another 4. Tried to overcharge me every step of the way AND was eventually jailed for 12 years.
Edit: I have been told there's a lot of problems with grammar, word choice, and sentence structure. I should say English is not my first language and I'm not a lawyer in the US.
For years I considered my vet a good person. Seemed smart, talked to the animals like they were children and even called them babies in fron of us. He was specially profesional with the language he used even if he sometimes used the incorrect terms (I studied medicine for 4 years so I just assumed he was just showing off a little to impress us and never corrected him as I'm a lawyer now and it didn't seem correct) but he ended up being something way worse than I ever thought.
I trusted him with all my pets even if he was a lot more expensive than other vets (like 3x the cost but hey, my dogs would pay that for me if they could right?).
He got the puppies from my family (6 puppies) and insisted on giving them the parvovirus vaccine himself even though we knew that the vaccines should be free if I went to a public health center (because they are free in our country) and he asked for like the equivalent of 600 dollars. So we paid him and while we were there in the clinic a random dude asked if we were going to sell the dogs later as he wanted to buy the only female one we got (Lola). We told him they were all going to family members but thanked him for the offer anyway.
But lo lo and behold close to a month later... 4 out of the 6 puppies got green diarrhea and when we brought them to the vet... they were positive for Parvovirus. That's literally statistically impossible and I was very confused since they all had the vaccine but well. But you can't argue "statistically impossible" against the sick puppies and hope they get better right?
So we, not knowing what to do. Brought them to him.
He started treating them and did tests on the other two and originally they were fine but then he asked for one that was not having any symptoms (Lola) and fuck me. She was sick as well and we were all a little bit confused because... she didn't look sick, had no diarrhea (Parvovirus on the other dogs gave them a green diarrhea that lasted for their wholes rest of their lives), and she was in an exceptionally good mood, the other dogos were not at all while sick.
I didn't find this fishy until he called us a couple day later to say "She died and we're very sorry". We told him we were going to pick her up and he told us "She was a biohazard so we cremated her without asking, you need to pay us another 300 dollars btw".
We were livid, and we found it fishy that the one that had no symptoms died so suddenly and was cremated in a hurry... But we still considered he had never failed us so he must be telling the truth right?.
Then... 3+1 out the 6 dogs died and only one was left alive and he told us that indeed we were going to get the bodies of those because he didn't want to impose on us now but he could bury them for a cost after we gave our goodbyes and we agreed as well.
The last sick doggy was surviving and he told us he was going to keep him in observation because he was not eating and the diarrea was too much to bear and he needed the extra care and we agreed.
I'm very practical and I read dogs get better if you visit them so I indeed went to visit the dog every single day for the 9 days he was with him and took careful note of what was his weight, his mood and how much he "ate" (he was charging us 3-5 bowls of wet food every day but a couple of days he went to the fridge to get an already open can and even though I was with the dog for literal hours he didn't ate more than a spoonful).
So suddenly, the doggy had a weight drop of almost 1 pound (more than 20% his weight at that moment) and he told us "he is not eating anymore and we will have to give him iv food supplements, also visiting is not allowed anymore.
So I said fuck it and called another vet and he told me that it was impossible a dog that small was eating so much food and still losing weight... and that almost all the weight loss had to be from water and he probably was not using the correct IVs or didn't even cared enough for him and didn't gave him enough water.
So we call him and tell him we're taking him to another vet and he suddenly goes "Oh, I was about to call you. He died A COUPLE MINUTES AGO and we're cremating him as well because he was so sick and we have other dogs near so he could be a hazard". At this point it's important to say he was charging us over 500 dollars for the care of the dog each day. As a family we could afford it but it was still not an easy bill to pay considering how many puppies and how much time each of them he was there.
I told him to fuck off and that he would not get a cent from us if we didn't get a body and he should not care because I was already on my way.
So behold the fucker told us he already sent her to the crematorium and he would call but it was likely the process already started... All of this from a "we're about to call you".
So I asked the number of the crematorium myself and after some struggle he gives it to me and can you imagine how small the world is. The owner is someone I worked in a case some years ago and he remembered me.
I ask him about the dogs and he tells me he indeed received the dog... YESTERDAY but he called to get the dog picked up a day before. He also told me he does business with him and he asked for the bill to be given with TODAY date on it and he thinking nothing of it gave it to him. After a couple more asking around Lola was also never picked up nor delivered and there were not any cremations coming from the veterinary for almost 6 months before the other one.
This means the dog has probably been dead for at least 2 days AND that Lola never died.
I will not try to make the case sound as exciting as it could have been but in short. He tried to argue against the evidence and even somehow produced a bill from a crematorium from another city to argue he did indeed send Lola there... but neither me the DA nor the judge fell for it. The vet tried arguing against the scamming arguments saying he charged $600 for the work of injecting the vaccine BUT as I investigated... he never bought the vaccine nor had it delivered from the state (as it seems the state delivers them free of charge to vets as well) and most likely he only had 2 left and one went to Lola and another to the Surviving, never sick, puppy "Pepe". The stolen puppy went nowhere as we had not sufficient evidence she was still alive (as we don't know the dude that bought her) so we had to accept to losing her but we were still hopeful she was still alive.
A couple weeks before the trial ended and in a last ditch effort the wife called me to ask me to drop the charges and offered me to pay me literally less money than I spent with him with the puppies he killed and well... I told her I would think about it and blocked her number the second she hanged up.
Long Story short, I didn't get my money back. But the vet definitely got the money's worth when he was sentenced to 12 years of inconmutable jail time for Fraud and Animal Abuse between others. He never accepted to have sold Lola but the person that bought her called me like 6 months later to tell me she was the one that got her and he actually never got to pay the vet for her since he was in Jail and he just gave an advance and we agreed that he could keep her as long as I got a Puppy when she had any.
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2023.03.21 20:47 silk46 Looking for unique but affordable event venue
I am looking for a unique but affordable event venue to throw my son's 1st birthday party. My wife and I moved out of the DC area in 2019, this past year we have been in Texas where she gave birth to our son. We are moving back to the DC area in July. Since we were so far away for the first year of my son's life, a lot of family and friends have not had a chance to meet him. We were planning on throwing him a 1st birthday party so that everyone can meet him. This of course leads to a larger guest list of 150 people after cutting down. Realistically 30-40 people will not be attending, but want to be covered capacity wise just in case.
Of course with this many people we end up looking at wedding venue spaces with wedding venue budgets. This is a 1st first birthday party, so we do not have the same budget. Most guests will be adults with a handful of nephews and nieces, so the venue needs to be kid friendly but does not have to necessarily cater to entertain kids. My cousin did an evening dinner at the Baltimore Aquarium which was pretty awesome even for the adults. We started looking at similar venues but are having trouble finding something affordable. It seems that most of the Smithsonian places require a $5K deposit but then we would still need tables/chairs, catering, etc. We didn't necessarily want to rent out a restaurant but we are getting more and more open to it especially if it there is an indoooutdoor option. I also think that would make food/alcohol easier to coordinate as we would be moving back a week before this party so anything to make planning less of a headache is a plus. The tough part being that we would want to rent an indoooutdoor restaurant on a Saturday during the summer so I'm sure most places would rather have it open to the public. We reached out to a few restaurants already but short of renting the whole place, many don't have capacity. We have a meeting set up with Hook Hall as well but I have a feeling that may be out of budget.
I was hoping to keep the total budget (event space, tables/chairs, catering) to under 5K but have a little room to budge for a place that is worth it. Really appreciate some ideas that we can look into. Thanks!
Edit: forgot to mention that we are open to outside of DC as well but want to be close as majority of the family will be coming from Baltimore/Columbia or Richmond.
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2023.03.21 17:53 yrnmigos Need help planning 8 day trip to Spain.
After debating for weeks about where to go for our first trip to Europe, my girlfriend (33f) and I (37m) decided to go to Spain in Spring of 2024
She knows a Texas version of Spanish and we love the culture, food and architecture. Not only that it is also one of the more affordable options.
We both picked a favorite location and we will be planning our trip around that. I picked Granada to see Alhambra and Moorish history and she picked Barcelona for the architecture.
I've explained to her that an itinerary like this would most likely involve skipping Madrid which is a hard pill to swallow.
I need help with what else to skip.
The itinerary I had in mind involves flying into Barcelona in the morning and visiting the city center when we get there. Then explore for the next two full days.
Day 4-8 Andalusia
Here's where the question marks pop up.
Day 4. We could fly into Seville in the morning which would give us the afternoon to explore.
Day 5 Explore more of Seville
Day 6 Rent a car and drive to Ronda. Then arrive in Granada.
Day 7 Explore Alhambra.
Day 8 Arrive in Malaga and relax before flying out.
Andalusia feels rushed to me and I feel like we would need to adjust our itinerary. I've thought about skipping Ronda on Day 6 and instead of renting a car, train hopping from Seville to Cordoba for a day trip then hopping on a train to Granada that evening. But we would have our luggage with us while exploring Cordoba. At least with a rental we can leave or luggage in the car.
I know everyone says to avoid a rental car but they said the same thing when we went to Yucatan MX and we love having the freedom. If we rent a car I would see if there was an option to park at a bus or train terminal in the bigger towns.
I know I'll need to make sacrifices but what are the right ones!? Should I skip Seville and go straight to Cordoba and Granada? Should we just do less days in Barcelona?
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2023.03.21 10:19 PurplMaster I binge-played the three Bioshock games (+DLC) for the first time
So, ok, this game series is pretty important. Bioshock was one of the most celebrated games of 2007 and even though I had never played it, I knew about Rapture, Big Daddies and such.
Years went by, I didn't have financial independence back then and couldn't afford to play them. Something happened when Bioshock Infinite came out that sort of drove me away from the series (I'll delve into that later), but now, after many years and a remastered collection made available with PS+, I had to see what the fuss is all about. Coincidentally, we're right around the corner of Infinite's 10th anniversary, so it's a wonderful time to jump in.
Ok, this game feels dated in some parts, it's a 15+ years old game, but in a FPS world that at the time was made of Halos and COD, it's refreshing to see somebody taking a more "classic" approach. I had tons of fun exploring, finding recordings, just soaking in (heh) all the vistas. The whole game was a pleasure to play, a lot of variety in weapons and plasmids. I'd say that most of my complaints with the game were widely fixed with Bioshock 2. One thing that remains, to some extent also until Bioshock Infinite is the lack of memorable boss battles, because bosses are just reskinned normal enemies with a bigger health bar. The "Would you kindly" twist was also pretty nice.
Bioshock 2 + Minerva's Den
Ok, I don't know what the general consensus is, but this game, while definitely a step up gameplay-wise from its predecessor, kinda feels pointless in the grand scheme of Bioshock plot, after playing Infinite. As a sequel it's fine, it's giving you more of the same, with new locations, a couple new enemy types, weapons and plasmids, a much better hacking minigame and photo research, the ability to wield weapon and plasmid at the same time. The plot is fine, Sofia Lamb is a nice new villain and they were able to not recycle any old locations from the first game, which is something you should never give from granted. I had tons of fun with it, mind you, but it really felt more like a Bioshock 1.5 than a full fledged sequel. Yes, you have a couple new enemy types, but no real bosses, not even a Fontaine-like fight at the end, just a wave of splicers. Also, I remember that the big selling point at the time was "You play as a big daddy!!!" except yeah, you do, but besides having a drill and brief underwater sections, the character plays exactly like Jack, so I really didn't feel like a Big Daddy. Don't get me wrong, the game is still beautiful and much more playable, but sort of underwhelming as a sequel. Minerva's Den doesn't add much, but it was a nice diversion to say goodbye to Rapture. Until Burial at Sea, I mean
Guys, I'm so sad I didn't play this game for 10 years. I can tell you the reason why. I was heavily spoiled, when the game came out, from a random youtube comment, so I knew that Booker was Comstock and also Elizabeth's father. Which were basically endgame spoilers, so part of the plot was ruined for me. I didn't know how everything was tied together so I still had a lot of fun trying to fill the gaps in my knowledge. So there were still surprises, such as the fact that Anna was Elizabeth and not Booker's wife, the Lutece siblings true origins, how the city came to be. Everything was just stellar, the city was incredible, gameplay was fluid and responsive even though my complaint about the lack of memorable boss battles remains. Yeah, it borrows some stuff from more modern shooters, such as the shield and 2 weapons at a time, but it didn't hinder the experience at all. All locations were varied and beautiful, the Hall of Heroes had me in awe. The game doesn't shy away from the super racism and bigotry of Columbia, and the ending section, while a bit meta, really stuck with me. "It always begin with a man and a lighthouse", so yeah, Bioshock 2 is almost non canon now? I also saw Crowbcat's video about "the Bioshock Infinite we never got" and I admit that I would've been pretty bummed if I saw all those gameplay videos of stuff that was blatantly missing from the game, the same way I was bummed about Final Fantasy XV when it came out. Still, what we got was stellar and I'm so happy I was able to play it and enjoy it even after I was spoiled.
Burial at Sea
Hear me out.
Burial at Sea was definitely, without a shadow of a doubt, my favourite part of the whole Bioshock trilogy. I knew that there was a DLC about Booker and Elizabeth in Rapture, but I thought it was just a simple "what if" plot to have some fun. I was not prepared to have my heart shredded while at the same time experiencing a detailed prequel leading to everything that happens in Bioshock 1. Witnessing the fall of Rapture was something that I wanted to see in Bioshock 2 and never got. Gameplay wise it's fine. More of the same for Episode 1 and a stealthier approach for Episode 2. But the plot, man. The opening of Episode 2 will probably forever be in my list of most beautiful moments in gaming, the ending is so friggin sad and beautiful, the lobotomy scene was disturbing and I want it in VR now. Also small stuff such as seeing Suchong impaled by a Big Daddy while recording, having the recording fresh in mind since I played Bioshock 1 just a few days before, wow. This was a really worthy DLC and I'm so glad I wasn't spoiled for anything that happened in it.
So, in the end this was a brief series, but chock full of awesome moments, vistas, characters and plot. I'm definitely a fan now and I hope it gets revitalized at some point. With this whole remake business going on, I'd say it should be fair to give the first Bioshock this treatment. It still holds up incredibly well, but ironing out some of the rougher edges could introduce the game to a more modern audience and tie into the inevitable Netflix movie that is now heading towards us. I will now read some stuff here and there to see if my opinions are hot takes or if I fall into the majority. If you read up until here, thanks for your time!
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2023.03.21 08:24 No-Flounder8730 Nobody expects the Spanish inquisition
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2023.03.21 07:46 The_Bibliophile Private Education for kids worth it in the Philippines?
Hello, I am married to a Filipina. We want to raise our future kids in the Philippines for Dual Citizenship for Philippines and United States.
I am a Filipino-American, and I love the Philippine culture. American culture has gotten toxic and is at such a degraded state currently--nationwide loss of ehtics and morality is the norm right now. The rose tinted glasses of what foreigners see of USA is not true.
We have ALOT of problems--not saying all countries don't, but you would think the most powerful and richest country would be able to tackle simple problems for their citizens but I digress. Sorry for rambling.
I can afford the get my future kids a private education in the USA, but with nature and nurture mindset in regards to raising a child, I refuse to let my kids be exposed to the toxic culture in USA. A healthy/safe household and good private schools are good environments but you can't filter out all of the negative.
As a Catholic, a private Catholic school in the Philippines makes perfect sense (though a Catholic school is not mandatory). I was just wondering, generally, do private schools in the Philippines offer high quality education?
I'm not going to compare to USA or European standards--just want to know if private education in the Philippines will correlate (not absolute terms, of course, just higher chances) success in career undertakings in either the Philippines or USA if the kids decide what they want to do?
I just want my child to have a good education, learn good values, morals, ethics, manners (in school and of course in the house).
Price is not an issue as private education in USA is exponentially more expensive.
I am not a helicopter parent in which I will force my child to follow a certain path, but I will provide my child the best environment I can possibly find--and whatever path he or she chooses, I'm all for it--I just want them to be in a supportive milleu.
Thanks and I'm sorry for rambling. Just putting what's on my mind directly to the post. If the United States culture was that of the 80s and 90s I wouldn't be asking this question, but it is what it is unfortunately.
How good of an education are private school educations in the Philippines? Is it worth it?
ADDENDUM: Sorry for the grammatical mistakes. It is almost 2 am here in Texas.
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2023.03.21 06:30 RuralRasta Support sub for people whom the person they were closest with died suddenly and tragically (mother)
Yeah this is long I'm sorry. I'm not good at TL;DRs so I'll just say most of these paragraphs are mostly a story I need to tell. Don't worry about reading them if you don't want. The last couple paragraphs of this post more objectively explain what kind of sub I am seeking.
For starters, I know the obvious answer: therapy. I saw a therapist regularly for a few months a few years ago and he did all he could to address it, but I still was not able to fully express my emotions about my loss. I could explain what happened, talk about it, but there was zero crying or true emotional release. I was just circling it. I now am trying to find an affordable way (betterhelp, student pro bono session etc.) to be in therapy again and start fresh.
Secondly I'm not seeking sympathy or some sort of sad story jerk circle, I'm just starting to realize I seriously need to find some other people who've been through what I have, and get some tips on how to blend in with society when you're carrying such emotional pain.
For context I, a currently 31 year old man, was always extremely close with my mother. My parents were separated though remained friends but truly after my brother moved out and it was just me and mom things really molded between us in a way of household partnership rather than typical average mom son dynamic.
This next part might be a bit long for this sub so I'm sorry but it just summarizes what happened so others can relate on a more detailed level.
Basically I was a good son, passionate, unique, good balance between work/school/sports/hanging with friends. And she would eventually start calling me her "rock" towards grade 12. We both worked, and I was in school, all through first year college, then that summer she died of a brain aneurysm. I got home from work and found her collapsed by the toilet. She did not regain consciousness, I called 911, they took her to the hospital, told me my dad and my aunt what happened, my aunt collapsed in on herself, my dad just put his head in my shoulder, and I just stared at the doc. I remember thinking "this is it" floating like a cloud through my brain. We got my brother out of bed to the hospital and a few other immediate family of hers, and my brother and I had to make decisions that took like 24 hours (we donated her body to those waiting for transplants) and it was all just auto pilot. She was cremated and buried a week later, July 13, 2011, just after my brother finished his undergrad and I finished my 1 year college program. I was 19 at the time. I was plunged into my nightmare but was numbed out. And riding on all of the people reaching out and just... Who knows.
She was the life of every party but not in that snobbish annoying way people can be. She was adored by her brothers sisters nieces nephews neighbours coworkers. She was so popular without trying. We had our fights and disagreements but all I remember now is that through it all, my bravery, sense of relevance, sense of belonging in this world, connection to all that was good about life was her.
It seems the one thing I never could truly imagine was what I'd do if I didn't have her. That was the one thing my brain just wouldn't fabricate; it was incomprehensible. But now, it has entered my brain and I've finally realized I have no choice but to try to accept it as a reality. And not just something my brain is projecting. In order to actually move forward, this needs to happen.
I'd go to the house and cry sometimes but I think they were just "sorry for myself" years, not really tears of grief. I could not talk about it with my friends, who I moved in with in September (was plan before Mom died, had to decide if I should stick with that plan, or cancel and stay in hometown with Dad. I decided to keep going forward).
I was just so carried along by being in the city and having a girlfriend at the time and sensing my youth and personal momentum and a new full-time job with some new good friends and everything just kinda carried me, I was driven by it - I, in my head, was like "oh this happened. Ok, you're 19. This is awful for you. You do whatever you want in order to ignore it, and all of your dreams will come true now because your nightmare did."
And so I did just zoom forward, relentlessly, extroverting myself to the point where I was obnoxious sometimes probably, but still a good person I hope, taking all the opportunities and working my ass off trying to make music and work and just have as much fun as possible. All while renting Mom's house and keeping my room there the same. I didn't sleep in or spend more than 15 minutes every few months in my childhood bedroom between July 2011 and May 2019 during visits. May 2019 was when I was finally ready to move in, face the past, and decide what to do with the house (person renting was leaving so I made the call to bring it on home after what felt like a 7 year long party bus road trip). It became clear that I was going through worsening mental health which I always attributed to other things than my obvious PTSD and incomprehensible heartbreak, but guess I continued pushing it away thinking it'd all make sense after I went back to get closure on the house. Which I felt like I did, after spending a summer there and just being back fucking home and going through all my stuff again and condensing and sorting and just picking back up where I left off 7 years ago. We sold the house. I took some money and moved to another apartment. Then COVID happened. Everything was jumbled, my plan to engage in life and try to assimilate back into society after gaining closure on the bureaucracy of my mother's death was tainted since... Society stopped. I still couldn't feel anything. The pandemic timed out to sort of distract me again.
But now that COVID has been contained(?), And I start to at least see a virtual depiction of what the world was like before the pandemic with full stores no masks or gathering limits etc. going back to "normal", and my mental health worsens, I start to understand what's happening: I miss my mom.
This is the first time I am experiencing "normal" society with nothing else to do now about her passing other than move forward. But she made me feel "normal", as in, a part of this world. And no youthful imaginative self righteous journey of soul exploration can change that. At the end of the day, no matter what I was up to, she was what grounded me. And boy am I ever floating away it feels like.
And now that I'm feeling my age, my lack of balanced social life due to constantly distracting myself with my passions, and the regret of my 20s just being one endless Friday night, I'm just really struggling with piecing myself together and finding a sense of understanding and belonging with my fellow man again.
It is just increasingly difficult as I've been having some insanely rough days, and I wish I could tell coworkers about it and feel so anxious and depressed that my misery is rubbing off on everyone else and it's just a spiral. I am visibly depressed but trying to push through shifts of work to keep some structure going. But it's getting so embarrassing as I'm just so miserable at work and can tell it's bothering my coworkers. To the point where I feel like quitting would be a relief to everyone there. I can't talk to them about it though, it would be far too deep. I don't even know how to talk about it to anyone. Or talk to anyone about anything else without having it crowding my thoughts. And that's why I'm here.
I am seeking a Reddit sub for support from others who have experienced traumatic losses of extremely close loved ones. I'm hoping for tips on how to blend in with society again. How to see the world as something that good things can happen in, that you belong in, and see yourself as a part of society again, not as a heartbroken, alienated PTSD sufferer.
I'm very thankful if you read this whole thing this far, and am sorry if my story has surfaced any unpleasant memories. But this is my piece, and if you have a similar one, and have any advice on coping with it while trying to engage in a society after having lost the one person that truly helped it all make sense for you, it'd mean a lot. Thank you.
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2023.03.21 05:13 yackzsznn Mock Draft 2.0 with Explanations
Please keep an open mind after all no one knows what’ll actually happen
1.01 CAR: C.J. Stroud, QB Ohio State
Despite the current lack of receiving talent, Carolina is a team ready to compete right now. They were active in free agency, signing Miles Sanders, Vonn Bell, Hayden Hurst, Bradley Bozeman, and Shy Tuttle, among others. They’ll need to find more WRs, but it feels like the main core is here now. Stroud is tall and accurate, with a good blend of poise and playmaking ability. He’s pro-ready. New QB coach Josh McCown raved about Stroud on Underdog Fantasy’s channel before he was hired in Carolina, and compared Stroud to Joe Burrow. My gut feeling is that they prefer Stroud.
1.02 HOU: Bryce Young, QB Alabama
IND Receives: 1.03 ARI Receives: 1.04, 3.79, 2024 Rd4
1.03 IND: Anthony Richardson, QB Florida
The Colts are in a dangerous position behind the Cardinals who could very well trade the 3rd overall pick to a QB needy team. I have the Colts playing it safe and jumping up one spot. I would love to see Richardson with the coach that helped turn a total project QB in Jalen Hurts into MVP runner up. Obviously Hurts himself had the most to do with that, but if Indianapolis is confident Richardson will put in the work to learn, they should absolutely take him. At the very least Steichen and Richardson would turn the Colts into a top 5 rushing attack in football, at best Richardson turns into a shiftier Hurts with a more powerful arm. Scary to think about. The Colts are one of the only teams reportedly interested in signing Lamar Jackson, which almost certainly will not actually happen, but it goes to show that Steichen is justifiably very interested in that mobile QB archetype.
1.04 ARI: Will Anderson Jr, ED Alabama
With Jalen Carter’s stock falling fast, Anderson might be the only real blue chip player in this class. Anderson also happens to fill a position of dire need for Arizona, as their current best defensive lineman is probably Cameron Thomas? The 87th overall pick last season. It’s bleak. Theres not much to say other than they need help on the DLine and Anderson happens to be the best player for that.
1.05 SEA: Tyree Wilson, ED Texas Tech
The Seahawks sorely need talent on their defensive line. Late in the season, Seattle’s run defense totally fell apart, prompting Pete Carroll to remark that the defensive issues were “killing him.” Seattle allowed the most rushing yards in the league from week 12 onward. Tyree Wilson is a long, powerful edge rusher from Texas Tech who was productive stopping the run and rushing the passer despite his technical flaws. Wilson is a 6’6 freak of nature and it sounds like some teams may even have him above Will Anderson on their boards; with all the bad press Jalen Carter has gotten recently, it’s not unthinkable that Wilson is selected ahead of Carter, despite the talent gap.
1.06 DET: Jalen Carter, DL Georgia
Selecting Carter is getting riskier and riskier, but he may be too talented to pass up here. Detroit had an explosive offense, but the defense couldn’t hold up their end of the bargain. Detroit desperately needs a difference maker next to Alim McNeill inside. Houston and Hutchinson were a productive edge duo last year, and with the complete overhaul in the secondary, DT is the most glaring need on the defense. Detroit seems to have the strongest culture in the league. Maybe they could help Carter get back on track. It could very well be a worthy gamble. Carter is the best player in the draft.
1.07 LV: Christian Gonzalez, CB Oregon
Aside from Nate Hobbs, this CB room does not have a reliable corner. The Raiders aren’t afraid to play some aggressive man coverage. Vegas doesn’t really have the personnel to play this way though, as they were 30th in the league in EPA/pass attempt. Gonzalez is a fantastic corner prospect with easy long speed and elite change of direction ability. His extreme versatility + a healthy Nate Hobbs could help Patrick Graham’s vision come to life.
1.08 ATL: Devon Witherspoon, CB Illinois
Atlanta needs more help in that secondary. AJ Terrell is a top corner, but one side of the field being locked up doesn’t help much when offenses can just throw somewhere else. Atlanta was still the second worst defense in the league vs the pass, allowing +0.11 EPA/dropback. He measured in pretty small at only 181 pounds with a 73 inch wingspan, and on tape he doesn’t necessarily look like a top top tier athlete. However, it’s tough to argue with the results. Witherspoon was as lockdown as it gets in 2022, allowing a 25 passer rating when targeted. He’s physical with a great burst coming downhill and outstanding ball skills.
1.09 CHI: Paris Johnson Jr, T Ohio State
It seems like the Bears believe in Fields as their guy. Johnson Jr had experience playing guard and tackle at Ohio State. He could play right guard year one, and move to tackle later. He’s very raw, so he’ll need time, but he has the perfect frame and the movement skills to match.
NE Receives: 1.10 PHI Receives: 1.14, 3.76, 2024 Rd3
1.10 NE: Peter Skoronski, T Northwestern
The projected starting tackles for New England are Riley Reiff and Trent Brown. With many teams needing Olinemen ahead of them, it could be a good idea to trade up to get your guy. Brown has some right tackle experience if you want to keep Skoronski at his college position of left tackle. Skoronski could also be a guard, which could help in the future. Many are concerned about his small arms, but here’s a direct quote from legendary New England offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia about arm length. “that shit is overrated.” Skoronski is a flexible and intelligent tackle prospect and if you can stomach the short arms, I assume he’d be high on your board. Scarneccia is retired now, but I’m sure his philosophies still matter in New England.
1.11 TEN: Broderick Jones, T Georgia
The Titans sorely need to create some displacement in the running game. NextGenStats has them allowing 1.17 yards before contact, 25th in the league. Derrick Henry was running into brick walls snap after snap, especially towards the end of the season. Henry isn’t the type of runner who can really make guys miss in the backfield. The line isn’t looking any better post free agency. Dillard-Radunz-Brewer-Brunskill-Petit Frier isn’t moving anybody. Jones has a five star, SEC pedigree with ideal size, good footwork, and a nasty streak. He can help build up this really bad line.
1.12 HOU: Quentin Johnston, WR TCU
With the recent trade of Brandin Cooks the Texans don't really have a surefire number one receiver. They brought in a Shanahan guy with DeMeco Ryans, that means monster skill position players. I’m more sure Addison and JSN will end up being good pros, but Johnston has the ability to take a slant to the house, or take the top off the defense, opening up space for crossing routes. With hardly any starter worthy receivers, picking one here is probably necessary.
GB Receives: 1.13, 4.112, WR Elijah Moore NYJ Receives: QB Aaron Rodgers, 5.149
1.13 GB: Lukas Van Ness, ED Iowa
Smith, Van Ness, Gary, and Clark would be a great group with so many different skill sets, body types, and versatility there. The knock on Van Ness is his pass rush plan. He has one! But it’s only one. Bull rush bullrush bull rush. Van Ness is just a power rusher at this point, but I’ve seen flashes of high level coordination with his hands, and he’s just so strong.
1.14 PHI: Myles Murphy, ED Clemson
With the resigning's of both star cornerbacks Darius Slay and James Bradberry, CB is no longer a position of need at pick 10 or in this case, 14. Brandon Graham and Fletcher Cox are getting old and are due to regress sooner than later. I think NFL teams will be higher on Murphy than the draft community seems to be. At 270 pounds with plenty of explosiveness off the line, Murphy has a lot of potential as a power rusher and the frame that would fit with what the team likes.
1.15 GB: Dalton Kincaid, TE Utah
After letting Tonyan walk in free agency they have no answer at tight end. Kincaid is probably the best tight end on the board, a smooth runner with soft hands and a lightning quick transition from catcher to runner. Jordan Love will be under a lot of pressure and it's best to give him as much help as possible. Kincaid is too wiry to be a great inline blocker, which may hurt his case a bit. Although he does give good effort there so he could always line up in that spot
1.16 WSH: Will Levis, QB Kentucky
The Commanders are currently rolling into the NFC East, where 3/4 teams made the playoffs last season, with Sam Howell and Jacoby Brissett. Brissett played fine last year, but is he enough to avoid the basement of this division? That might not be a bet Rivera can afford to make. If he is here at 16, they should sprint to the podium. Will Levis played in a pro-style system in college, has easy arm strength, some mobility, and great toughness. Eric Bieniemy helped harness Patrick Mahomes’ raw talent, and Levis’s down 2022 is somewhat reminiscent of Justin Herbert’s situation his last year at Oregon. I doubt front offices are this low on him but maybe this can work.
1.17 PIT: Joey Porter Jr, CB Penn State
The Steelers let recent breakout CB Cam Sutton walk in free agency to the Lions. In return they signed 32 year old Patrick Peterson. While the signing isn't terrible it likely won't last long. Joey Porter Jr to Pittsburgh feels like such an ideal fit. After all, he is the son of former Steelers LB, Joey Porter. Porter’s wingspan is over 80 inches long, putting him in the 97th percentile for cornerbacks. He is exactly the kind of player to be lining up opposite Peterson. His length, speed, and play strength scream Steeler, it would be hard to pass on him.
1.18 DET: Deonte Banks, CB Maryland
With both Jeff Okudah and Moseley in the final year of their contracts, the Lions could use this opportunity to draft an elite-level corner without feeling the need to rush him to the field. Banks only allowed a 43.3% completion rate in coverage last year and crushed the combine. He’s 6’0 with 4.3 speed and a 42 inch vertical. Easy first round CB who could very well go higher than this.
1.19 TB: Brian Branch, S Alabama
Although offensive line is probably the biggest need, Tampa simply doesn’t have many functional defensive backs under contract. Branch is more of a nickel/box safety than someone who’s going to be ranging over the top, but he has great instincts to cover up his zones and the movement ability to mirror slot receivers in man. As long as Bowles is in charge, you may be asked to line up anywhere and do anything on any given snap. Branch feels like a good fit.
NYG Receives: 1.20 SEA Receives: 1.25, 3.89, 2024 Rd3, 2024 Rd6
1.20 NYG: Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR Ohio State
The Giants have been lacking a WR1 since OBJ left in 2019. With arguably the best WR in the draft still on the board, I could see them jumping the many other receiver needy teams to take JSN. Smith-Njigba is my personal WR1 because of his ability to shake man coverage with his change of direction ability and uncanny sense of where to settle in the open zone. His long speed is not good as we see on his tape, but he’s crafty, balanced, and smooth, more of a slot guy. He'll step in and be Daniels Jones' most reliable receiver right away.
1.21 LAC: Zay Flowers, WR Boston College
Zay Flowers is exactly what the Chargers need. They don’t need a huge piece, they’ve got Keenan Allen to exploit zone and Mike Williams to win contested catches and dominate in the red zone. What Justin Herbert and this offense could really use is someone who can take the top off the defense and turn underneath passes into explosive plays. Flowers isn’t great at everything, but he’s great at that. LA doesn’t
1.22 BAL: Jordan Addison, WR USC
Todd Monken won’t be able to get the desired results in the passing game without better pass catchers. Despite an underwhelming combine, Jordan Addison is still a good prospect. He’s smooth, he doesn’t give away his breaks, he can win deep, and he has some wiggle after the catch. Addison doesn’t have the play strength to ever be considered a “tier one” threat that you can build an offense around, but he’s a very safe bet to be a nice piece for years to come.
1.23 MIN: Nolan Smith, ED Georgia
Nolan Smith is a good player. He could probably even move off ball and replace Kendricks, but I think the tape is good enough that you could keep him at EDGE. Especially in Brian Flores’ scheme that gets people flying through gaps, tracking down QBs as a free rusher, and dropping into coverage no matter what position you play. I can’t think of someone more dangerous as a free runner than Nolan Smith. With his 4.3 speed and elite change of direction ability, not many players could reliably make this guy miss. Smith’s athleticism makes him a great potential dropper when they get in those zero looks. Nolan Smith feels like their guy.
1.24 JAX: Darnell Wright, T Tennessee
With Jawaan Taylor leaving in free agency this team is in need of a replacement. He plays with great balance and is outstanding as a run blocker. Wright has issues with his hand placement but his size and phenomenal movement skills leave you tantalized about what he could be. Wright did well vs top competition this season and won the offensive line practice player of the week award at the Senior Bowl. He’ll be an upgrade over Walker Little
1.25 SEA: O’Cyrus Torrence, G Florida
While there are other needs, specifically at the WR and Center positions, by the way the board has fallen, Torrence is the best option. With Gabe Jackson being cut and Damien Lewis entering the final year of his deal next season, they're gonna look to upgrade at guard. O’Cyrus Torrence is a massive interior lineman who dominates down blocks, doesn’t commit penalties, and holds up well in pass protection. It feels like he’d be a good match.
1.26 DAL: Bijan Robinson, RB Texas
With Zeke getting released the team should look for a second RB. The generational running back talent has obvious ties to Dallas as a Texas Longhorn. Even with Pollard under the franchise tag, that’s just a one-year deal. The future of the Dallas ground game can be an elite pairing between Robinson and Pollard in 2023. Robinson finished the 2022 college season as PFF’s second-highest-graded rusher in the FBS, tallying 18 rushing TDs and 1,575 rushing yards. He forced 104 missed tackles (40% broken tackle rate) – a metric that has shown to be super predictive of success rushing at the NFL level.
1.27 BUF: Michael Mayer, TE Notre Dame
Buffalo’s supporting cast was exposed in the playoffs. They had no second tight end worth playing, so all year they had to live in 11 personnel even though the receiving core wasn’t that deep. Buffalo was 32nd in the league in frequency of 12 personnel looks. They didn’t have much personnel versatility, and by the end of the year, the offense seemed stale and totally reliant on the “Josh Allen go do something” play. Michael Mayer has been super productive for a major school from a young age. He’s got the route running savvy to create separation, and the physicality to make contested catches and key blocks. The Bills should just be looking to add any kind of real second threat next to Diggs. Mayer could be that guy.
1.28 CIN: Anton Harrison, T Oklahoma
La’el Collins will never be the same. He looked completely washed this season after injuring his back. The addition of Orlando Brown was a good deal and will hopefully pan out well for them. Harrison is an extremely young, yet technically proficient pass protector with quick feet to stay balanced and a strong punch to stile and stay connected to rushers. My only issue is that he only played LT in his college career. Orlando Brown seems 100% serious on staying at LT which could go badly if Harrison can't keep his same production on the right side.
1.29 NO: Calijah Kancey, DL Pittsburgh
The Saints struck early in free agency by signing former Chiefs DT Khalen Saunders and former Jets DT Nathan Shepherd. However, neither of those offers the interior pass rush ability that Calijah Kancey does. Kancey is arguably the best pure pass rusher in the draft when you consider just how deep his bag of moves is, and his ridiculous 22.7% pass rush win rate. Should be a no-brainer her for the Saints
1.30 PHI: Bryan Bresee, DL Clemson
A bit of a project guy here but worth taking the risk. At 6'5" 300lbs he's a monster on the line. He plays with unique speed, length, and power giving him a shocking burst to throw the lineman off his balance. His versatility might be his greatest strength. He has the playstyle to play anywhere along the line and still perform the same. His injury risk is a bit concerning but the eagles seem to have a good medical staff to keep him healthy.
1.31 KC: BJ Ojulari, ED LSU
The Chiefs need a replacement for Frank Clark who simply is not getting it done. Carlos Dunlap is also not a lock to return, and Mike Danna is a free agent after the 2023 season. George Karlaftis looks solid, but there’s not much after him. B.J. Ojulari has the speed to complement Karlaftis’ power. He has an explosive first step and has demonstrated numerous swim moves to attack offensive tackles
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2023.03.21 03:27 liiilmeowwws Ouija board helped me create an egregore?
Side note: I'm an author and freelance writer in my passtime, so forgive me if this seems too fantastical. I remember everything that happens to me -when it's spiritual or traumatic- with peculiar clarity.
Warning: Very Long!
I've always been into the occult and witchcraft from a young age. Growing up with movies and shows like, The Craft, Practical Magic, Skeleton Key, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Tales from the Crypt and Goosebumps.
I've been seeing ghosts from a really young age, the first spirit I ever spoke to was my mother's dead uncle form her remembrance. Hell, my mom even remembers being tormented by a ghost while she was pregnant with me. She had herself afraid to take photos because she could always see an old lady's withered hand reaching for her stomach, but no one else could.
As a child, I even went through a brief point in time when I couldn't distinguish spirits from actual people, until I was told what ghosts were by my older sibling and cousins.
Sometimes it's like they would use me as a beacon, making me sit with them while they talked about ghosts and played with a ouija board.
So by 8 years old I already knew what an ouija board was and that I could talk to ghosts using it.
It had been a long day in the middle of autumn in a small county outside of Fort Worth, Texas. I had just came inside the house from school and my sister started in on me. Neither one of us remember what the heck we were arguing about that made me so frustrated and angry, but I remember stomping to my room and slamming the door.
I'm guessing I was really overwhelmed because I remember hating the hell out of that room and never liked being in it alone -sometimes falling asleep on the couch instead of my very comfortable bed.
That room was always eerily dark no matter what time of day it was, thanks to the large bushes that grew outside the windows. It always felt empty and too large for my liking, I still have a fear of the dark and wide open spaces.
But I closed the door anyway, didn't bother with the light and slammed myself face first onto my bed.
I was a bit of a dramatic child.
I then got the bright idea to use the fake ouija board I dug out the garbage after my sister and her friends trashed it and look for a friend who could scare my sister... It was funny to see her get all riled up after acting mean to me all the time.
I scrambled to my dresser, a heavy mahogany one that's been passed down through 4 female generations - I still remember the tiny carved details in it that I liked to trace with my fingertips- and grabbed the candle I used when the power would go out. I lit it with a match and carried it as I squatted down to the ground and pulled the ouija board out from under my bed.
I knelt on the parquet flooring of my room and placed my hands on the makeshift planchette which was an old glass jar that used to hold salt.
"Hello. is there anyone here with me?" I asked aloud with hope in my heart.
The jar didn't move. I huffed in annoyance...
"Is anyone here with me?!" I practically squeaked.
The jar shot to 'yes' while a shiver ran up my spine. I gulped, "Are you good?"
I gulped again, "I hate my sister, can you scare her?"
Suddenly, I heard my sister let out a scream followed by the slamming of the glass door to her room, which was the old garage.
I dragged the glass jar to goodbye and ran out of my room, running into my mom and sister in the kitchen. My sister was practically hyperventilating as my mom held something close to her face.
it was my sister digital camera. she was flipping between two pictures, zooming in and out.
I peeked around the corner and my sister cried, "It's a face see?!"
I giggled to myself before running back to my room and shutting the door before diving for the ouija board, "Was that you that scare dher?!" I asked a smile on my face.
"Huh? Are you a different spirit?"
It moved away from the 'yes' then back.
"Do you have a name?"
It repeated the movements.
"I'm M, What's yours?"
'Sebastian' It spelled out.
I talked to Sebastian almost everyday, telling him about my days at school, the horrible things that would happen after our family get togethers -if I was forced to stay the night- and my favorite books or dolls. And in turn I found out he used to own the land our house is on, was around 30 years old, and used to have a dog like mine.
On a particularly sad day I was crying during our session and asked to see him. He agreed and spelled out 'up'. I looked up near the closet I dreaded was a tall black silhouette. I gasped and it disappeared.
My tears had dried up during our conversation that day and he was always there for me then on.
A week before I had to move, he manifested to me in actual visual form.
I could see him.
Like really see him, he appeared to me shirtless---
With shoulder length blonde hair pulled back into a ponytail, sharp blue eyes, and standing at maybe 6 feet tall?
He was sweet, attentive, and really cared about what I had to say...
He did have a weird attraction to my curly hair... Like, dude couldn't be next to me without touching it and I could feel the touches too.
Well, we had to move because whatever scared my sister was wreaking havoc on her so we had the house blessed and we moved. I thought Sebastian had moved on...
About a year ago I was living with my sister; we were a week away from being evicted from our apartment so we had to squeeze in at our grandmother's house. I stayed in the apartment as long as possible because I have a very bad pet allergy --my grandmother's house is a petting zoo with how many cats and dogs she has.
Anyway, I was really stressed about where I would be going, how I would afford food, where my next job was gonna be, will I survive my grandmother's house --all types of things to make me overwhelmed. I went to shower the thoughts away, after calming down just a bit I got dressed. When I went to leave the bathroom, the door knob was yanked from my grasp.
It has been about 14 years since the first time I met Sebastian and out of nowhere something yanked the door knob away from like he used to every time I'd wanna slam my door, knowing I'd get in trouble for it.
It felt like he was there again, but I couldn't see him.
I could feel his eyes on me, I could faintly hear his voice sometimes an I could still feel him touch my curls comfortingly.
Did I create my own egregore at 8 years old or did I actually invite a spirit into my life?
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2023.03.21 02:48 Vampiric_Kai How do I finance a Wheelchair Vehicle when I can't even go to a job?
I'm 22, from Texas (if that helps answering) and wheelchair bond(SMA). I've barely been out of the house since graduating High School. That is primarily because my only means of transportation, outside of my wheelchair, is hitching a trailer to my family's van. I'd REALLY like to get a steady job that isn't freelance but I really can't go to the job currently. It's a hassle to get me from point A to B currently because of the trailer. If I had a wheelchair accessible vehicle I could more feasibly get out of the house. Because then my friends, siblings or relatives who don't know how, or aren't comfortable with me could take me places.
How do I finance a accessible vehicle? I've been trying to figure this out and at my current rate it'll take me decades to be able to afford one.
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2023.03.20 23:15 JeffSzn How do you want your death to be handled?
Cremation or burial where you get suffocated and pressurised by soil?
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2023.03.20 21:57 ysut New 100% chapter 35 and ChampVa question for 20yo son
I just got 100%. Have a 20 year old son who we claimed last year in taxes. - do we have to to make him eligible for Ch. 35 and Champ Va insurance? I do not get a paid as a dependent since he turned 18. He is about to go back to college since we can afford it now. But only with CH 35. Also he doesn’t have any insurance and I need to know if he needs to be claimed or on monthly payments from va to get champva. Thank you in advance. I tried calling a vso but they didn’t answer. Also, DEER ID card- he needs one of those too correct, but has ti be in school before I can get him one. Is that correct? Lastly, I do not qualify for GI bill or the Texas Hazelwood so no free education that I know of.
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