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2023.06.06 17:47 TheAussiard Help with orphan chicks

Hi everyone,
It's my first time posting here, although I've followed the sub for a while.
To keep a long story short, we got two hens with chicks at the time. The first lot are 12 chicks, around 3 weeks old now, and the second lot are only 5 chicks and just a few days old, I'd say around 3.
I'm not fully sure because that hen in particular escaped the coop and we thought we had lost her, only to show up again a couple days ago with the tiny ones on tow.
The problem is, she disappeared from the coop last night again with the chicks. This morning we found the chicks on their usual spot in the coop but no sight of the chicken. A couple hours later my SO spotted a mongoose in the end of our field so we're pretty sure the hen is no more.
Now my question for anyone able to help is, what do we do with the chicks now? We live in Southern Spain so whilst it's pretty balmy, it still gets a bit chilly some nights and they've forecasted rain tonight (today the temp is between 26-17°C).
The chicks are still just a few days old and the coop is alright but not warm enough to be by themselves at night I think. Does anyone know if they would be okay in these temperatures?
I was thinking that we could try to put them in with the hen that already has older chicks, just to see if she takes them in, but I'm not too optimistic.
The other option would be to put them in a box and keep them at home for the night until we can get a heat lamp at least.
Hope this ramble makes sense and thanks to anyone that can give some insight. We're still a bit new to this and I really want them to survive.
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2023.06.06 17:45 christos_71 forecast_xfce_cinnamon forecast_xfce_cinnamon: A Weather Applet for Cinnamon and Xfce

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2023.06.06 17:35 Pretty-Schedule397 AITA for wanting to ghost him atp

I’ve been talking to this guy that I haven’t seen in over 15 years for a few months now. We’ve been having a really good time but recently he started being super possessive and insecure. I’ll call him H.
When I first started talking to H we had our own stuff going on as far as dating other people and dealing with our kids other parent. I let him know that I wasn’t looking for anything serious and that I just wanted to have a good time meaning a friends with benefits type of relationship. I was open and transparent about everything just so there isn’t any confusion later. H agreed and assured me that’s all he wanted as well. We went on a few dates and started taking trips everything was fine.
He knows that my kids dad is active in our lives because we live together (it’s a long story judge your mother). He also has kids and is active in their lives. They live with their mom and when he goes to see them he never mentions it he just stops responding after like 8 pm then always hits me up in the morning like “good morning” his reason is because he “fell asleep early” When we’re usually up talking til about midnight. I don’t make a big deal because again I live with my kids father and I am actively dating so I can’t be a hypocrite. I did mention it though and he ignored it and changed the subject (red flag) instead of saying that he was with his family which isn’t a problem but why lie?
Fast forward to recently and everything is so different since we started getting intimate. When I’m with my kids and their father, H is always in his feelings. Wanting to talk more than usual, making sarcastic jokes about us “looking cute as a family” and petty stuff like that. Now when we talk on the phone he always talks about being horny. Literally every time. Like I don’t want to hear that. Especially since he definitely enjoys himself way more than I do… our experiences with each other are much different so I can do without it.
Recently he joked about showing up when I was with my family because it would have been “funny” that threw me off because what’s funny about that? So I’ve really been avoiding him but not on purpose I just feel like he’s catching feelings and I still feel like I felt from day 1. I’d call and check on him and he’d say stuff like “I don’t really care” that he didn’t see me today or that it’s “not a big deal” So I figured it wasn’t a big deal… boy was I wrong. Everything is so different and awkward I don’t even know what to do. I like hanging out with him but I don’t like feeling like I have a relationship that I didn’t agree to. I want to ghost him because I’m not good with these emotions but then I don’t want to because I genuinely care for him just not like that but as friends.
Whenever I lie about what I have going on I don’t have to deal with all of these feelings. Now I get why lie because people can’t really handle the truth. Moving forward I will only say what sounds good to get what I want.
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2023.06.06 17:34 YOW-Weather-Records 🥇Today is Charlottetown's 2nd consecutive June ≥15mm rain day which puts this run in a 12-way tie for 1st place for the longest run on record. If this continues, we will break the all-time record tomorrow.

🥇Today is Charlottetown's 2nd consecutive June ≥15mm rain day which puts this run in a 12-way tie for 1st place for the longest run on record. If this continues, we will break the all-time record tomorrow.
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Records for 1943-04-01 → 2012-09-12 are from the Airport ( https://climate.weather.gc.ca/climate_data/daily_data_e.html?StationID=6526 )
Records for 2012-09-14 → 2023-06-06 are from the Airport ( https://climate.weather.gc.ca/climate_data/daily_data_e.html?StationID=50621 )
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2023.06.06 17:32 BabySchizo How do you handle the resentment?

My mom has apparently been drinking since she was 15. She's in her late 40s now. I'm 20, and I only picked up on her habits about 5 years ago. She started acting significantly different then but I didn't quite pinpoint it until about 3 years ago. She's a violent drunk. She's hit my dad, hit my brother, and has attempted to hit me. I guess she thinks they won't hit her back but I will because we're both women. I don't wish to lay hands on my mom.
She's also bipolar and often doesn't take her medication. She's not supposed to be drinking with her medication as it worsens everything. She starts from early morning until night. I think she believes shes a functioning alcoholic but she's far from it. She has lied about where she's gone, went drinking, and tried to drive back but my dad got her to pick up the phone and pull over before she got too far. She got drunk at a party that my brother was also at, hit someones mailbox and jumped a ditch in her car. This is when we tried to get her into AA. She went for a week, actually stopped drinking, started talking back with her best friend (they cut each other off because they had a drunken fist fight) and relapsed. She proceeded to lie to us and everyone in the AA meetings because she didn't want to "be like the others" and have to go back and get a day one chip or whatever.
She got drunk one night, tried to leave on her car but my dad and I blocked her from leaving, she proceeded to push me almost to the ground to get inside the car but my dad stopped her. She called her best friend to come get her. She screamed at the top of her lungs that alcohol meant more than her family. She told me that being groomed as a child from people on the internet was my fault. I was 8/9 years old. That's when I lost it. I lost my cool, I lost my respect for my mom, for a while I felt like she didn't love me anymore but thats when I knew she didn't. After she left, I cried in my dads arms for the first time in a very long time. When she came back a day later, she didn't even remember what she said but she tried to apologize. I ignored her. Another time, my dad had surgery to remove cancerous tumors from his kidneys. The surgery didn't work and he was very upset. He was grumpy from the medication and being in pain. My mom proceeded to tell him she didn't give a fuck if he died or not. She still to this day doesn't feel bad about saying that.
She was fine for a while. Still drinking but didn't have a freak out like the previous times. Until my dad had a re-do on his surgery. My boyfriend came to see me a day or two after. My dad wasn't feeling well and was running a fever so my mom drunkingly called me 3 times in the span of 15 minutes to go and get a thermometer to check his temp. Although it was not at all that pleasant, I got called every name in the book and she swore I was hiding the thermometer. She demanded I go buy one and be home in 10 minutes. I was at work, and work is already 15 minutes from home.
When we got there she kept screaming at me until I was hysterically crying in front of my boyfriend. Normally I wouldn't of let her get that deep to me but she was doing this in front of my boyfriend and telling me I didn't care about my dad because I didn't get home quick enough, along with other things. I went to my room and my boyfriend was behind me. We sat for a few minutes as I just cried in his arms. She came to my room, and kept screaming. My boyfriend kindly asked if we could separate for a bit so everyone in the argument could calm down. She went off on him telling him to stay out of her fucking business etc etc. She was making him apart of it, she called him a pussy for dealing with me crying and told him she had lost all respect for him. He said that he had lost all respect for her and she demanded he leave. She left for 5 seconds, pretended to talk to my dad (he was upstairs and we didn't hear her go upstairs) and she came back saying he demanded my boyfriend leave as well. He was going to leave before my mom snapped out of it. I don't know if this was the bipolar or the alcohol or both. This has been my absolute last straw. I told my dad about the ordeal and he said she never spoke to him and never even told him what happened. He apologized profusely and understands now why I'm so eager to move out.
Since this last occurance with her, I keep having dreams of her screaming at me and trying to hit me, and we end up in a fist fight. I don't feel safe in my own house anymore. I set up cameras in my room because I have cats and I'm scared she'll be mean to them. When she went to search my room for the thermometer she angerly turned both my cameras over, because I guess she figured they're more for her than they are for my cats.
I get angry every time I see her or speak to her. I get angry every time she texts me. I'm full of anger and resentment.
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2023.06.06 17:28 susiecambria Bike access on Nice/Middleton Bridge starts Saturday, June 10

Bike access on Nice/Middleton Bridge starts Saturday, June 10
An email from Maryland Transportation Authority:
Starting Saturday, June 10, bicyclists will be allowed to cross the Harry W. Nice Memorial/Senator Thomas “Mac” Middleton Bridge (US 301) from dawn to dusk on Saturdays, Sundays and state holidays only. The Maryland Transportation Authority urges bicyclists and motorists to Share the Bridge and Cross with Care.
Prior to crossing the bridge, bicyclists must stop in advance of the bridge and push a button to activate flashing warning lights that alert drivers when a bicyclist is crossing the bridge. The lights will flash for 10 to 15 minutes depending on the direction of travel, providing a warning to motorists of the presence of a bicyclist on the bridge.
Based on projected traffic volumes, bicyclists are encouraged to cross the bridge during these recommended periods:
  • Saturday, dawn to 10a and 4p to dusk
  • Sunday, dawn to Noon and 6p to dusk
  • State holidays, dawn to dusk
Bicyclists must ride in the direction of traffic and should position themselves in the center of the right lane. Motorists are encouraged to use the left lane for the entire length of the bridge when warning lights are flashing.
Bicycle Access Restrictions
  • Bicyclists must be 18 years of age or older OR have a valid driver’s license.
  • Bicyclists are encouraged to ride single file and follow all rules of the road.
  • Bicyclists are not permitted to stop while crossing the bridge.
  • Pedestrians, skateboards, scooters and skates are not permitted.
  • Bicycle access is restricted in the event of high traffic volumes, fog, wind, other inclement weather, or incident.
Vehicles heavier than five tons must use the right lane for general travel on the bridge, but may use the left lane to safely pass bicycles. When the right lane on the bridge is closed for maintenance or construction, bicycles will not be permitted to cross the bridge.
The new Nice/Middleton Bridge includes more than $2 million in features to accommodate lane sharing for bicyclists. The system includes warning signs, push-button activated flashing warning beacons and bicycle-friendly modular expansion joints that were used instead of finger joints, which are typically used on Maryland Transportation Authority bridges.
On Wednesday, April 26, the Maryland Transportation Authority held an informational open house regarding bicycle system features on the new Nice/Middleton Bridge. Attendees viewed informational display boards and spoke with agency representatives at the meeting. The open house informed motorists and bicyclists about bicycle lane sharing features, as well as solicited comments about bicycle access on the new Nice/Middleton Bridge, including safe hours and days of operation. The public comment period ran from April 12 to May 10.
All public comments were given equal consideration and can be viewed by visiting mdta.maryland.gov/.
While the lane sharing will be available beginning in June, the Maryland Transportation Authority will expand the bicycle warning system on the bridge to address feedback provided during the comment period. The Maryland Transportation Authority wishes to express its gratitude to all participants who provided feedback during the comment period.

Maryland Transportation Authority artwork

Maryland Transportation Authority artwork
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2023.06.06 17:26 nyjrku RFK Jr: Media Appearances

Updated 6/6 - Have an appearance you'd like to see listed here? Shoot me a DM or reply with a comment!

RFK Jr: Media Appearances


Recent Talks

6/5 Elon Musk https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1pljqpmkngnge
6/5 Jordan Peterson https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=w1h5ahrdaji
6/5 Smerconish Town Hall https://m.youtube.com/live/y5em9a1iazs
6/3 Scale Summit https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=a-wmnu-8olo
6/3 Newsmax Part 1 https://youtu.be/fugvm-6fhwi Part 2 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sh0noiazm3g
6/2 Fox News / Faulkner Focus https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aardephqsi0
6/1 New Hampshire Senate https://m.youtube.com/live/5envxtfi2tg
6/1 Wall Street Journal https://www.wsj.com/podcasts/opinion-free-expression/another-kennedy-for-president/dfdbd64c-aa42-4ddc-9143-07a9f8242bf6
5/30 San Diego / Memorial Day Speech (Rfk @ 31:20) https://rumble.com/v2qvgmo-heal-the-divide-robert-f-kennedy-jr-del-bigtree-san-diego-may-29-2023-memor.html
5/30 Centerpoint / TBN https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=m_8ynpyp8bk
5/25 Laura Ingraham https://www.foxnews.com/video/6328239158112
5/25 Tony Katz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a6vnf-3rqi
5/22 Dr Drew https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3xadqt9zn48
5/21 News12 Long Island https://longisland.news12.com/power-politics-a-conversation-with-presidential-candidate-robert-f-kennedy-jr
5/21 Dave Smith https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zqmpnlyckow
5/19 Bitcoin Conference Talk https://youtube.com/watch?v=ret64pjem3g
5/16 Breaking Points https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k2g30gcaitg
5/16 Bret Baier Fox News https://www.kennedy24.com/fox_bret_baier_interviews_robert_f_kennedy_jr
5/15 Noel Phillips https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tqu6mlrzer4
5/12 Russell Brand https://rumble.com/v2nermq-russell-and-rfk-jr-fauci-cia-secrets-and-running-for-president-128-stay-fre.html
5/11 Megyn Kelly https://youtu.be/il_wldmjn9e - Interview At 2:03
5/10 American Exception Podcast: The Quest For Peace Audio: https://www.patreon.com/posts/episode-123-for-82822877 Video: https://www.patreon.com/posts/episode-123-for-82806064
5/8 Mark Steyn https://www.steynonline.com/mark-steyn-show/13463/rfk-jr-runs-for-president
5/8 Gateway Pundit https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lfugletwgz8
5/5 All In Podcast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na0oxzuag0g
5/3 Freddie Sayers https://youtu.be/ay89a_zxi9s
5/2 Kunstler Podcast https://kunstler.com/podcast/kunstlercast-376-robert-f-kennedy-jr-is-running-for-president/?mibextid=zxz2cz
4/29 Cnn Interview https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yl5w9g0reqi&pp=yguhumzrignubg%3d%3d
4/27 Clay And Buck Podcast https://www.clayandbuck.com/rfk-jr-tells-us-why-he-fears-a-totalitarian-future/
4/27 Piers Morgan https://youtube.com/watch?v=jugza6k9bna
4/27 Abc Interview (Heavily Censored) https://youtube.com/watch?v=kat5pz1joqu
4/27 Cats And Cosby https://wabcradio.com/episode/robert-f-kennedy-jr-surging-in-the-polls-against-president-biden-04-27-23/
4/26 Jackman Podcast https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=43przgnbjn4&feature=youtu.be
4/25 Kim Iverson https://rumble.com/v2kgm3o-the-establishment-wants-these-men-silenced.-rfk-jr-explains-how-he-plans-to.html
4/25 Newsmax / Record With Greta Van Susteren https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wbieo_l0z8
4/19 Post Announcement Tucker Carlson Interview (Short) https://youtube.com/watch?v=68mhtliiavk
4/19 Announcement Speech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtrbvh045m8 (Link Corrected)
4/12 Aubrey Marcus https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uuzfzve2fky&feature=youtu.be
3/5 Hillsdale Lecture https://freedomlibrary.hillsdale.edu/programs/cca-iv-big-pharma/anthony-fauci-and-the-public-health-establishment

General Resources

Kennedy24 Website Interview List: https://www.kennedy24.com/interviews
Rfk Jr Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rfk-jr-podcast/id1552000243
Rfk Jr Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@teamkennedy2024

Older Talks (Pre 2023)

12/22 Daystar- “growing Up Kennedy: Never-before-heard Kennedy Stories With Robert F. Kennedy Jr.” https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=d8ty22ermww
3/22 Megyn Kelly Pt 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3w8hzzivzk Pt 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m91uloqvsea
12/21 Vaccine Debate V Amesh Adelja, Mikhaila Peterson Podcast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkkot4syyiy
12/21 Theo Von https://youtube.com/watch?v=rnjr4wey1ao
11/21 Corbett Report https://www.corbettreport.com/the-real-anthony-fauci-with-robert-f-kennedy-jr-video/
9/20 Mike Tyson https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/robert-kennedy-jid1449316560?i=1000491992949 Youtube Link Censored 5/25
7/20 Vaccine Debate V Alan Dershowitz https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ifnji7ylkge
1/20 Yahoo Finance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyxeo2kqo08
10/19 Monsanto And Democracy Capture Lecture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me-u90zndbw
5/18 Commonwealth Club https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mppshsizhty
11/16 Our Environmental Destiny - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpikfpiw-pu
2/16 Al Jazeera https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyn9w2tjt3c
5/12 How To Save American Democracy Lecture https://youtu.be/psu1todeoca
6/11 Commonwealth Club https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikdghu2bzqq
2/8 Environmental Health And Democracy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rj-it1f7u8
10/03 Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy "Our Environmental Destiny" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g2o8hgwpuc

Newbie Guide

These are talks I think will help one get acquainted with RFK Jr if listened to in order. That's just my opinion! YMMV! After these, I would listen to some of his podcasts, or check out the other items on the list.
4/19/23 Announcement Speech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtrbvh045m8
3/5/23 Hillsdale Lecture https://freedomlibrary.hillsdale.edu/programs/cca-iv-big-pharma/anthony-fauci-and-the-public-health-establishment
5/11/12 How To Save American Democracy Lecture https://youtu.be/psu1todeoca
5/19/23 Bitcoin Conference Talk https://youtube.com/watch?v=ret64pjem3g
5/5/23 All In Podcast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na0oxzuag0g
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2023.06.06 17:24 Eastern_Arachnid1225 Major Anxiety about Anhedonia

A little background first, I am a 27 year old male from the Netherlands, still living with my parents. My anxiety/illness anxiety disordehypochondria first started when I was 15-16. I had just started chef school coming from specials needs school for my autism (PDDNOS). This was a huge change and turned out to be too much for me to handle. When I started a internship in a local restaurant I told myself ''You can't enjoy anime anymore, you're too old for things like that, and you need to focus on your job now''. Even though I still enjoyed it and wanted to watch it. This eventually triggered anxiety and at the start, intense health anxiety (thought I had a tumor, ALS, MS, any chronic scary decease really). I had no idea that it was anxiety at that time so I never got proper treatment. Stayed home for about 3 years.
Gradually things got better as I got older, I got a girlfriend at 20 and started school again (now studying to become a graphic designer). Anxiety was still there but I knew how to handle it now. I then started a internship at a local small magazine, this went really well and I really liked the work I did there. I did break up within the first few weeks with my girlfriend of about 3 years now. This was really hard but made me really motivated to put all my energy into my work at the magazine. I did two more internships there and was pretty much working there at this point. Then covid came, we lost some employees and I suffered more from it than I thought at that time. We ended up splitting after some stressful times on not the best of terms.
At that point I did not know what to do with my life anymore. I finished my exams during covid (not a pleasant experience). And it sucked all the passion for graphic design from me. I stayed home for 1 more year, playing games all day, sometimes going for a walk or enjoying time with friends. Did some odd jobs in graphic design but nothing serious.
Fast forward to the end of last year (2022), at christmas and new years I was with friends and I started to feel a little down, the weather was shitty and grey. The night before new years me and my friends had already gathered at their place. At one point I had this thought ''What if I don't enjoy this anymore'', that thought really scared me and my brain ran with it. I lay in bed that night with my heart pumping until like 6:00 in the morning when sleep finally came to me. The next day on new years I had the same thoughts, in the evening I managed to push through it and enjoyed myself that night, mostly. Three days later on the 3rd of January I had pretty much a mental breakdown with the main thought being (what if I NEVER enjoy anything anymore) That night I was pretty much on the edge of panic all night long and I had to ask my mom to come comfort me, it was that rough. Not ashamed of it. The next day I went to my GP and told her I was open for medication, never having experienced anxiety like this before. She started me on 10mg Citalopram (A.K.A Celexa) and we worked up to 20mg slowly over the next month. The first weeks were rough but at some point I started having some ups and downs. A good week a bad week for a while. I started reading a lot online to help me in the hard times, this sometimes helped but other times not so much. I found out about PSSD and that really scared me for a while, eventually overcoming it when I read one of the criteria for the diagnosis is genital numbness which I do not have.
The anhedonia part was what really scared me. And this is now the bane of my existance, when I'm having a bad week it's all I think about. Talking with friends I think about social anhedonia and I think about it so much I make it real for myself. I convince myself that I absolutely have it and that it will never go away. When i'm doing something I like I think about it and I don't enjoy it anymore. I did this with a certain show at one point. And with anime when I was 16. I know i'm cabable of doing it but every time i'm in a bad week I think ''now it's real, now it's permanent'' When i'm having a good week I can't imagine what a bad week was like and vice versa.
At this point i'm having a bad week again and would like some advice and points of view from you all. 1. I read that SSRI's can cause anhedonia/emotional numbing, this is really scaring me and you read something different everywhere which is really frustrating. What do you guys believe/think? 2. Is anhedonia a symptom of depression, schizofrenia, BPD, PTSD and so on or is it also something you can experience by itself (everyone says something different about this too, my doctor says you can experience it without, and my psychologist says you can't) 3. Is it possible that I interpret my anxiety as anhedonia, because I obsess over having it so much I make myself believe that I have it. And do you think I can convice myself that I have it? 4. My biggest fear is that my supposed anhedonia is permanent, do you think that is possible?
Thank you so much if you read the whole thing, any thoughts/advice are very welcome and would be a huge help for me. Feel free to share your own experiece if it is similair to mine, knowing you are not alone really helps, and different perspectives do too.
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2023.06.06 17:23 GrandAcademic3082 I don't think my husband wants kids anymore

I just turned 29F and my husband just turned 27M. We just got married a bit under 3 months ago. We've been together for 5 years, living together for 4 years and we were engaged for 1.5 years before we got married.
We've talked A LOT about kids during our relationship. He was the first one to bring up the subject when we first started going out. We said we both wanted 2 kids.
Since then, I've ALWAYS checked in with him on whether we are still on the same page with kids (I probably checked in TOO much - like once a week lol). We always were.
However, there are some things that makes me think he doesn't actually want kids. At least not for a verrry long time.
We are in a very good financial position and we bought a house last year that's big enough for a family (3 beds, 3 baths). So from a financial standpoint, we are ready.
First, he seems to be "moving the goalpoasts". 2 years ago, we agreed to start trying in July of 2023. About 8 months later, he admitted that he won't be ready then. He thought he could be, but he doesn't think he will be. Now, the reason why I wanted that date was anxiety reasons (I was convinced it would take us a while to get pregnant despite no evidence of that). In hindset, I'm glad we aren't trying for a baby in 2 months. I wouldn't be ready then either. I would like a new and higher paying job before kids, but I am in the process of applying for new jobs now. I went to grad school so I am very early on in my career and would like a job that's a step-up job from where I am now before kids. I would also like to go on a couple more trips before kids.
We had a serious discussion about timelines back in October. He said he would want kids in "3-4 years". After a bunch of talking, we decided that they latest we would try is when I was 31 (sometime in that year). Although even then, he seemed slightly hesitant.
However, as I will be 30 in 9 months, I am starting to second-guess this timeline. I would like to try for kids early next year. He says he still won't be "ready" then. He says he wants to get in a healthier spot. I admit, we aren't that healthy (although we aren't overweight or anything). We don't eat well and we only just started going to the gym. We also have bad sleep schedules. He says he wants to eat better, workout consistently and get consistent sleep before having a baby because once the baby comes, our health will take a backseat. So he wants to be in a healthier position first.
This just seems like an excuse to me. I understand wanting more money before kids because this is a measurable thing. But just wanting to be "healthier" or saying you're "not ready" are excuses IMO.
He does things that also suggest he does want to have kids. For example, just a few days ago I found out that he saved a long twitter thread to his iCloud on the best way to get a baby to sleep through the night. I only found out about it a few days after he saved it because we were talking about something and he went to his icloud and showed me what he saw on twitter.
He also saves parenting books and he has like 15 of them at this point.
Anyways, sorry for the long post. I just don't know what to do. I don't want to wait that long to have kids and I am so worried that in a couple of years he will change his mind. I have read so many stories on reddit of husbands who say "in a few years" but it's just a stalling tactic and that time never comes.
What are your thoughts? Am I being kind of crazy? Did you go through the same thing with your husband?

Also, hubby is a HUGE perfectionist and I know that he is worried about being a bad dad (he will be the most amazing dad btw).
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2023.06.06 17:22 TrippyTribek Profound experience (Drug induced)

Disclaimer: My story might be viewed as weird and incomprehensible to many in this sub but read it with an open mind.
Since the beginning of last year, I suffered from depression that was weighing down on me badly to a point I wanted to quit my job (which I need very much). I tried dating different people and having as much fun as I could (partying, a little bit of travelling) but at the end I was back to square one on the depression scale. I resorted to weed to help me reduce the effect depression was having on my productivity and for a while it worked by keeping me going on for as long as I could without giving up, but it was just keeping the problem at bay. And I did not want to add weed into the list of addictions that I was trying to get rid of.
I scoured the internet for information on natural drugs that have assisted people with their situation. I found out about shrooms (psychedelics) but the issue was that it isn't a popular substance like weed in Kenya. After a month of searching was able to get someone to sell me a gram since I found them expensive and wasn't sure what to expect. First try I felt nothing much. Long story short due to my curiosity, months later I was able to try out different psychedelics (6g shrooms(wild experience), acid, etc). Those drugs really helped my mental health, depression ilikuwa inaisha slowly but haikuisha completely. After the 6g shrooms experience, I started being curious about religious stuff and their correlation to drugs, mind you I am not a church goer (5yrs and counting since I went for a Sunday service).
So now I wanted a spiritual experience since psychedelics showed me a world, I never knew existed and intense sensations and emotions. Fast forward, last Friday I got myself a `spiritual drug` like what the shamans from South America used in their spiritual rituals (still a type of pysch) let's call it 5D and another one called SD. These are extremely powerful drugs with short lasting effects (15-20mins) and not for clubbing or raves. I had my girlfriend watch me, so that I don't anything stupid when am in the trance state. Put a little bit of 5D in my smoking pipe, inhaled but never felt nothing major. Thought maybe I put a small amount, added more.
Then I took one long hit, within a few seconds the come up started. I gave my gf the pipe and felt like my body was getting weak, the body load was very intense. Then inside my head or sijui my body, I felt like my soul was being sucked out of my body then it was dumped in an infinite dark space. Imagine a small needle, then uingize thread kwa hako kashimo but on the other side of the shimo the thread inatoka kama a large blanket, that's how I felt. So, when I was in that dark infinite void, I felt I was existing everywhere at the same time and I felt every bit of space in that void even though it was infinite. The emotions I felt were none like I have ever felt in my entire existence. Immense and overwhelming peace, happiness and love. Nikiwa huko, time didn't exist at all, and I felt connected with everything even though I could see nothing there. After a while (what seemed like an eternity to me but was just around 13 mins) I felt like I was being pulled back inside my body and I was back to my body. My GF was very worried because she said I was very restless kwa kitanda but I never felt that when I was in the other space. In the other space, I didn't feel like I had a body (at nlisahau breathing becuase huko hakuna kubreath haha).
Bado story haijaisha, hio ilikuwa 5D, the next day I decided to try out SD. By now you may be thinking kwani sijipendi hehe. So tried to take SD I put it a glass pipe but nothing happening, I got disappointed and thought maybe the stash had lost potency. Then on sunday I searched for information and found out I was consuming it wrongly. So, sunday with the remaining stash of SD, I put it in different pipe and nikaiwasha kama weed. Mind you its recommended that you have someone watching over you since it changes your perception of reality. Took two puffs then it started, this one wasn't like 5D and was very manaegable but the issue is that I felt the right side of my body was a freaking wall. Nikiangalia na macho its my body but I feel ni ukuta. heavy and shit. I could still lift my hands and legs but time ilikuwa imesimama in this state. I started questioning if am even in my body or my surrounding, I was so afraid of moving from where I sitting because in my head at that time, I felt like my real body was in the real world na labda ata nimetoka nje ndethe haha, luckily my cousin was about to come and I waited for him so that I can really confirm am in the real world. After the effects died off, I was so grateful i was back to default because for a minute, I thought nimekuwa nut case.
Since Sunday I have this joyful glow (like a warm light shining on top of me) around me and every day I wake up so energetic and very happy and my depression is fully gone. I think nothing now will stress me to the point of depression because of how I feel. I feel reborn, given a new meaning in life and I think the 5D experience showed me the meaning of being a soul and being connected to the universe. For the remaining 5D stash, I will take another hit after 6-8 months and see how it goes otherwise, I will stick to normal pyschs like acid after my detox period of 2-3 months as I try to understand what I just experienced. Don't DM about the spiritual drugs I mentioned since I am not selling the remaining stash, research and you will find the information you are looking for on the web.
Disclaimer: I don't advocate for drug and substance use; everybody deals with their mental and spiritual health on how they see fit.
Last thing, I want everyone here to know you are a divine spiritual being that is capable of wonders that you can't even fathom. One day, you will hopefully. Safe tripping for my psych buddies.
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2023.06.06 17:21 Secret_Night9550 Beer line cleaner is absolutely amazing on sinks. I've never seen a cleaning product make something look brand new again with so little work

Hopefully this is allowed. For reference. I ran a hotel that had a bar and the beer lines need cleaning. This is what we use.
When running the lines through and pouring this stuff down the sink, the sink sparkles and if there was a slow draining rate, this put it back to normal or significantly improved it.
This is a steriliser that will dissolve any sugars, yeasts, proteins, water hardness salts & tannins as well as bacteria.
  1. Add x amout to your sink
  2. Add water to label reccomendation
  3. Let sit for 15 mins
  4. Drain & rinse
IMPORTANT: Use gloves to be on the safe side. This stuff is strong so usually it's a dilution rate of 1 to 100 but read the label. I've done it a little stronger and it's been fine. It is designed to be disposed of down sinks so you don't have to worry about that.
There is also a contact time (usually 15 mins but depends on the solution.) Don't leave for too long in any case, especially if you haven't used it before.
It will degrade plastic if you leave it days on end.
It's purple just in case it isn't rinsed away properly, so you'll be able to tell if you need to rinse again
I'll try to answer any questions you may have.
EDIT. Forgot to say, if your sink is super dirty, most beer line cleaners will change colour. That's great news. Just repeat the process until it stays purple and then you know you have a sparkly and sterilised sink.
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2023.06.06 17:21 ArthurDrakoni Riordan Retrospective: Daughter of the Deep

Welcome once again to my Riordan Retrospective. For those of you just joining the fun, this is my look back at the works of Rick Riordan. That means Percy Jackson, its sequels, and spin-offs. This is less of a formal review and more of a relaxed look back.
Last time, we finished our look back at The Trials of Apollowith a look back at The Tower of Nero. We thought that we’d said goodbye to the worlds of Rick Riordan. Little did we know that a new book was about to surface. As such, we’re taking a look back at Daughter of the Deep.
Ana Dakkar is about to finish her freshman year at Harding-Pencroft Academy. It is a five-year academy specializing in marine science. She, and her nineteen classmates, are about to begin their freshmen trials. Harding-Pencroft holds its students very high standards. However, before they can take off, the school is destroyed by a series of sonic torpedoes. The remaining students and professors of Harding-Pencroft regroup aboard their yacht the Varuna. Ana discovers several major revelations. Jules Verne’s novels 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and The Mysterious Island were based on actual events. Captain Nemo was indeed a real person, and Ana is his direct descendant. In fact, the whole point of Harding-Pencroft Academy is to safeguard Nemo’s legacy and technology. Their next stop is Lincoln Island, the final resting place of Nemo and the Nautilus. But danger lurks around every corner as the survivors of Harding-Pencroft are hunted by their old rivals: Land Academy.
Well, it looks like we’re back sooner than I expected. I thought we’d be back for that Irish Mythology book Rick said he was planning. However, that seems to have been put on the back-burner. Daughter of the Deep apparently has been a long time coming. Way back in 2009, Disney executives asked Rick what Disney property he would want to write a book based on. It could be anything he wanted. He chose 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, as the 1954 film adaptation is one of his favorite movies. Technically, Disney only owns the rights to the movie, not the original book. The original Verne novel has long since slipped into the public domain. I’m tempted to think that Rick was, at least somewhat, trolling the executives.
I actually went back and watched the 1954 movie adaptation of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. I agree with Rick here. The movie is, I must say, a truly underrated gem among live-action Disney films. In fact, I might even give it its own review at some point. Now, the movie does take some liberties with the source material. Though, personally, I’d say that was to its benefit, as it made for a more engaging story that worked better in film. Verne was known for doing a lot of research with his novels, and often devoted entire paragraphs to explaining the science in detail. Unfortunately, this does make for a rather dry reading experience. I’ve heard Verne works better in the original French, but that is a language I do not speak. Amusingly, students at Harding-Pencroft are required to read 20,000 Leagues Under the Seaand The Mysterious Island. Ana found them both to be a bit dry for her taste. I myself enjoyed The Mysterious Islandslightly more than 20,000 Leagues, but it still suffered from many of the same issues.
I’ve heard a few people wonder what it might be like if Rick Riordan were to write a science fiction novel. Well, we now have our answer. We know more about the surface of the Moon than we do our own deep oceans. Twelve people have walked on the surface of the Moon, but only two have ever been to the bottom of the Marianas Trench. Ocean-based science fiction is still comparatively rare compared to space-based or terrestrial-based science fiction. So, I’m glad to see that Daughter of the Deep tapped into some of the vast potential of ocean-based science fiction.
Now, I should probably clarify that Daughter of the Deep is set outside of the Riordanverse. Rick has confirmed that it takes place in its own self-contained world. So, don’t expect to see any cameos from Percy, Annabeth, or any other Riordanverse characters. Still, it is similar enough in terms of style to a typical Riordanverse novel, and thus, I’ve chosen to include it as part of the retrospective.
Speaking of style, let’s begin there. Rick has said he took a film writing course before he wrote Daughter of the Deep. That is very apparent in how the prose itself is written. It reads very much like a movie script. The narration is presented in first-person present tense. This helps add to the sense of action and urgency as the plot movies along. The pacing also feels very much like what you might find in a movie. We got a lot of action scenes in quick succession. We get the usual info dumps, but we don’t really take as much time for introspection. As we’ll discuss a bit later, this lack of introspection was very much to the book’s detriment. I’m willing to bet that all this is very much by design. Daughter of the Deep is being adapted into a movie on Disney+. In fact, the movie was announced even before the book came out. So, it certainly feels like Rick wrote Daughter of the Deep with an eye towards the movie adaption.
I would have liked if we had gotten to explore Harding-Pencroft Academy a bit more before it got destroyed. What brief glimpses we do see are utterly fascinating. The students are all decided into four different houses based on their area of study. Yeah, they’ve heard all the Harry Potter jokes plenty of times. Though, personally, when I saw the initials HP in an ocean-themed book, I briefly wondered if Rick Riordan was going to tackle the Lovecraft Mythos. Back on topic, the houses are Dolphin, Shark, Cephalopod, and Orca. Dolphin focuses on communications, exploration, cryptography, and counterintelligence. Shark handles command, combat, weapons systems, logistics. Cephalopod deals with engineering, applied mechanics, innovation, and defensive systems. Orca is all about medicine, psychology, education, marine biology, and communal memory. If you’re wondering about that last one, it basically means the history of Harding-Pencroft and Captain Nemo.
One of the things I appreciated was that each of the four main characters is from a different house. One of my gripes about Harry Potter is that pretty much all the important characters come from Gryffindor. Well, unless they’re a villain, and come from Slytherin. Ravenclaw had Luna and Cho, I guess, but Hufflepuff got the short end of the stick for sure. Getting back on track, having the four main protagonists of Daughter of the Deep be from different houses provided a theme that everyone has something unique to bring to the table. You can also see it as advocating for multiculturalism, but without being preachy about it. However, I do have on criticism. House Orca needed a better name. Orcas are a type of dolphin, the largest, in fact. We’ve got representatives for mammals, fish, and mollusks. How’s about giving some love to the reptiles? Personally, I would have named them House Sea Turtle instead. Or failing that, show some love to the echinoderms, and name them House Seastar. House Sea Cucumber would also work. Don’t give me that look! Sea cucumbers are noble animals and wonders of nature.
I do wish that we’d gotten to see more of Harding-Pencroft before it was destroyed. What brief glimpses we do get are utterly fascinating. As you might expect, they have quite an expansive aquarium full marine creatures. Upperclassmen train in submarine simulations using full-size mock-up submarines submerged in deep pools. However, the most fascinating class is one where students get to consider, and theorize, about the ways technology and science might have developed had history gone differently. As a major fan of alternate history I have but one thing to say: sign me up now! Well, its actually there as a way to slowly ease the students into learning the truth about Captain Nemo and his inventions. Still, sounds like a very fun class to take. I also liked how the various sections of the school are named after famous ocean explorers. There’s one part named after the Chinese navigator Zheng He, and one named after the polar explorer Ernest Shackleton.
I thought all of the diving scenes were particularly well-written. Rick Riordan has a true passion for scuba diving. This really shines through during the diving scenes. I also really like how the diving suits all use jet-propulsion that mimics the siphons of cephalopods. That was a really creative touch.
Okay, let’s talk about the characters. Ana is the protagonist, but I want to save her for last. We’ll start with her roommates, and best friends, Nelinha and Ester. Nelinha da Silva grew up in an orphanage in Rio de Janeiro, but got to attend Harding-Pencroft on a scholarship. She’s also the closest the series gets to referencing Percy Jackson and the Olympians. I can best describe Nelinha as what would happen if Charles Beckendorf and Silena Beauregard were to have a kid. And, you know, if they were still alive. She’s a complete mechanical genius, and geeks out over machines and engine parts. She’s a member of House Cephalopod, naturally. However, she is also obsessed with fashion, and always makes sure to look her best at all times. Nelinha doesn’t just pack outfits, she packs entire wardrobes.
One of my prior complaints about Rick Riordan is that he only seems to know how to write one type of female character. Namely, he seems to believe that being a strong female character means being a tomboy who hates all things girly. So, it was nice to see Nelinha as a course correction on that front. Nelinha being from Brazil is likely a nod to how popular Rick Riordan’s books are in Brazil. So, I’m sure Brazilian fans were excited to finally get a Brazilian main character.
On the flipside, we also get Ester Harding. She’s a member of House Orca. She is a blood relative of one of the founders of Harding-Pencroft. She is also the first autistic character in a Rick Riordan book. I’m still bitter about how he wrote a Muslims character before he wrote an autistic character. In the Riordanverse, anyone can be a demigod, unless you’re autistic, it would seem. I had high hopes for Ester. You don’t see autistic girls too often in the media. Riordan has said that he got sensitivity readers to help him with writing characters from different cultural backgrounds. However, it would seem none of them offered insight into autistic people. It almost feels like Riordan watched a couple episodes of The Good Doctor and was like “I got this!” You know those TikTok clips of that guy having a temper tantrum while shouting “I am a surgeon!” Yeah, that’s The Good Doctor. It was another show I had high hopes for, but fell back on stereotyping autistic people. Don’t get me started on my problems with The Good Doctor, we’ll be here all day.
Anyway, Ester displays a number of stereotypical traits. She yo-yos between being basically non-verbal, and shouting at the top of her lungs. She does this all in a robotic monotone voice. In contrast to Nelinha, Ester has basically no fashion sense, and seems to be going for the long-lost daughter of Albert Einstein look. Ester also doesn’t have much in the way of common sense, and though it never comes up, she’s probably Jewish. Not too many gentiles name Ester. She’s got an excellent memory, to the point of being almost eidetic, but that’s somewhat accurate. Well, maybe not eidetic, but most autistic people do often have amazing memories. How do you think I’m about to write these retrospectives?
Ana briefly remarks about how some people claim that autistic people can’t feel love or other emotions, and that Ester proves this isn’t true, due to how empathetic she is. Again, this is true, as autistic people can be quite empathetic. Though, I can’t help but wonder if Disney specially made Rick insert that line to cover their asses. See, this isn’t the first time Disney has tackled autism. There was an episode of Girl Meets World about how we should all be nice to autistic people. All well and good, but they also claim that autistic people are incapable of experiencing emotions, including love.
Gemini Twain has been assigned as Ana’s bodyguard. He’s a no-nonsense member of House Shark. He’s also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints. This is certainly an interesting choice, as Gemini is also Black. Historically, Mormons haven’t exactly gotten along well with Black people. Or Native Americans, or Polynesians, or…well, pretty much anybody who isn’t White. The most infamous instance was when Mormon schools refused to desegregate. The American government threatened to revoke their tax exemption status, but wouldn’t you know it, Mormon God rather conveniently changed his mind about Black people. Though, Gemini’s faith doesn’t really come up that much. He doesn’t like swearing or taking the lord’s name in vein, and he mentions his grandma raised him and his brother in the LDS church, but that’s about it. Well, he did get into a minor scuffle with Nelinha. Gemini’s brother went on his mission trip to Brazil, and Gemini assumed Nelinha would know his brother, because she’s from Brazil.
Well, nice touch having one of the non-White characters be flawed enough to be accidentally racist. I remember back in The Hammer of Thor retrospective when I said, paraphrased, “A Muslim demigod? What’s next, a Mormon demigod?” I have on occasion wondered if Rick Riordan reads these retrospectives. Probably a long shot, but you never know.
Technically, there is a fifth main character: the Nautilusitself. It took until about halfway through the book before the Nautilus showed up. Yeah, this book has some pacing issues. The Nautilus has what can best be described as an artificial intelligence system. Also, apparently it also includes some organic components. As you might imagine, it is extremely untrustworthy of anyone who isn’t a blood relative of Prince Dakkar, aka Captain Nemo. So, Ana’s biometrics are key to unlocking the Nautilus.
Unfortunately, the Nautilus also highlights one of the issues I had with the book. Apparently, every major invention of the 20th Century was a result of Harding-Pencroft discreetly releasing them to the public. That, or Land Institute stealing them. This caused Daughter of the Deep to evoke the Great Man Theory of History. The theory goes that society gets stuck in ruts until a great man, and it’s always a man, shakes up the status quo and moves the world forward. This view has largely fallen out of favor with mainstream historians. Most historians emphasis how the changes were put into motion, often by complex chains of influences, long before the supposedly great men came about.
You do kind of get this with the main Riordanverse, where pretty much anyone who did anything was either a demigod or a magician. However, that was softened by just how many demigods and magicians there were throughout history. So, it felt more like a team-effort. By contrast, Daughter of the Deep gave us a single scientific übermensch who, apparently, leapfrogged from steam-power to cold fusion reactors. Now, granted, this is also true of Nemo in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Still, maybe Rick shouldn’t have depicted Nemo in such a lock, stock, and barrel sort of way.
And that segues into my next point. Harding-Pencroft is deathly afraid of letting the general public get access to Nemo’s technology. They only release technology sparingly, and only when they feel humanity has earned it. Uh, and what metric do they use to determine how worthy humanity is? Beats me, the book offers no details. The adults all make a big deal about how corporations would try to monopolize Nemo’s technology, but nobody ever suggests releasing it as open-source tech. Well, I know the real reason for that. There’s no way that Disney, the poster boy for copyright abuse, is going to be advocating for open-source. A particularly facepalm worthy moment is that fact that Harding-Pencroft refuses to release cold fusion technology…despite climate change being a serious issue! The book would have you believe Harding-Pencroft are the good guys. However, I’m tempted to think Land Institute had a point about Harding-Pencroft being corrupt and selfish.
Hey, wait a minute. Harding-Pencroft is a secretive organization that is very selective of its membership. It trains its students so that, effectively, they’re cut-off from the outside world. They indoctrinate their students from a young age into their views. They have charismatic leaders and founders. Yikes, I hope the cafeteria never served Kool-Aid! Harding-Pencroft is a cult!
It would seem that Harding-Pencroft has something akin to the Prime Detective from Star Trek. There has been a lot of debate about the morality of the Prime Detective. The main thinking seems to be don’t give advanced weaponry to civilizations that aren’t morally mature. The Original Seriesalso says that it is okay to break the Prime Directive if a planet is in imminent danger. Contrast this with Next Generation, where one episode has Captain Picard dithering about if he should save a planet, even if it break the Prime Directive. Of course, the worst offender was Voyager. It had an episode where the moral was, basically, don’t save a baby trapped in a burning car, or else the baby will grow-up to be Hitler. Yeah, the Prime Directive kind of devolved into an immoral religious dogma as Star Trek went on.
Point is, Harding-Pencroft’s Prime Directive seems to lean towards that of the later Star Trek entries. Apparently, screw the planet, we need to keep the tech away from corporations! The irony of Disney railing against corporations is so thick you can practically cut it with a machete. Also, if the concern is that the corporations would hoard stuff like the cure for cancer, well, how’s that any different than what Harding-Pencroft is doing?
Much is made about how Ana must choose to reconcile both the good and the bad of Nemo’s legacy. However, nothing really comes of this. We don’t see her seriously debate or challenge Harding-Pencroft and Land Institute’s views of Nemo. In fact, she gets indoctrinated into Harding-Pencroft’s views pretty quickly. It would have been a great opportunity to show Nemo’s complexity, not just tell us about it. How many innocent lives did he take in his quest for vengeance? Should he have shared his technology with the oppressed peoples chafing under the yoke of colonialism? Is it possible that Land Institute has some valid points, and that Harding-Pencroft has lost its way? All excellent questions that sadly go unanswered.
As for why that is, it ties into the biggest problem I have with Daughter of the Deep. Overall, it feels like merely the novelization of the yet to be produced movie. I was hoping that the novel would be able to stand on its own merits. However, Riordan clearly wrote it so that the adoption process would be streamlined. Debating ethics might not translate to film. Though, it could work in the hands of a competent scriptwriter.
I feel this streamlining was ultimately to the novel’s determent. I certainly didn’t hate Daughter of the Deep. It had plenty of the action and adventure you’d expect from a Rick Riordan novel. However, for every thing I liked, there was almost always something else I didn’t like. It is ironic that Rick claims he spent years working on Daughter of the Deep. It overall feels like it was yanked out of the oven before it had a chance to bake properly. Then again, he also claims to have gotten the idea for Magnus Chase before he wrote Percy Jackson, and look how that turned out.
The audiobook is narrated by Soneela Nankani. She’s the narrator for the Aru Shah audiobooks. Personally, I wasn’t too thrilled when I saw that Soneela would be narrating. However, she gave a fairly decent performance. She voiced Ester in a rather stereotypical way, like she was imitating Sean from The Good Doctor, but that was the only true sour note. Speaking of music, the audiobook is filled with music. There’s lots of musical cues throughout the audiobook. Scenes of wonder and whimsy have inspirational music, action scenes have exciting music. There’s a scene where Ana plays a pipe organ aboard the Nautilus, and we actually get to hear it. I thought that was a really nice touch.
Now, let’s analyze the cover. This is a nice looking cover. The undersea landscape is bright and vibrant. We see Ana and Gemini in their divining suits. Their faces are clear and unobscured. The Rick Riordan Presents books goes with this approach as well. Something about it being important for minority kids to see themselves clearly represented on book covers. We also see the Nautilus in the background, along with a giant octopus.
So, Daughter of the Deep has a lot of potential, and I certainly wouldn’t mind a sequel. However, there’s a lot of room for improvement. It needed to stand on its own merits, not just be the dry run for the movie script. Still, it's lightyears better than our next port of call. Next time, we’re tackling The Sun and The Star. The claws are coming out, and I’m prepared to fully eviscerate Mark Oshiro’s glorified self-insert fanfic.

Link to the original retrospective on my blog: https://drakoniandgriffalco.blogspot.com/2023/06/riordan-retrospective-daughter-of-deep.html?m=1
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2023.06.06 17:20 paradisefo Low calorie diet questions

I’m starting this diet today and I’m wondering do I add up all of the calories then walk it off. What is the goal of calories you eat a day because after dinner I usually walk around the whole neighborhood which is about a mile. I’m wondering what’s the goal of calories for losing a pudge for 15 F. Are there any meals or snacks you recommend for this and how long do i walk? How long should it take before i see results
Could I get results by august for a smaller stomach? I’ve also been taking vitamins like apple cider vinegar because some people i know have gotten results from it but i also want this diet. I want to know the calories that you recommend for eating a day how many times I should walk and for how long?
Also I’m wondering if Ollie pops are good alternative for soda and juice?
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2023.06.06 17:19 My_Chat_Account Reddit's API changes and the impact on our community

Hello /fantasyfootball users, While you are drafting best ball teams or preparing for your season-long leagues, you’ve probably become aware of Reddit’s announced plan to begin charging for API access. Such a change would most likely result in open-source Reddit modifications, including third-party apps, shutting down.
In other words, if you use any app other than Reddit's official app you will be forced to either switch to the inferior "official" app, use your phones internet browser, or forced to abandon Reddit on your phone all together.
Our community has a large user base, peaking at 85 million page views in September 2022. Almost half of those came from iOS. There's no way of identifying exactly how many of those users came via third-party apps, but half those users is a massive number. Many members of the mod team here also rely on third-party apps for managing day-to-day operations.
Because of the impact this decision will have on the community as a whole, the /fantasyfootball moderators have decided to join other subreddits in a site-wide blackout. On Monday, June 12 /fantasyfootball will be made private. The subreddit will remain private at least through Thursday, June 15.
The next details have been adopted from /PCGaming, /wow and /squaredcircle communities. Thanks to those communities for the efforts they've made.
Third-party Reddit apps (including Apollo, BaconReader, Reddit is Fun and others) are going to become ludicrously more expensive for its developers to run, which will in turn either kill the apps or result in a monthly fee to the users if they choose to use one of those apps to browse. Put simply, each request to Reddit within these mobile apps will cost the developer money. The developers of Apollo were quoted around $2 million per month for the current rate of usage.
The only way for these apps to continue to be viable for the developer is if you (the user) pay a monthly fee, and realistically, this is most likely going to just outright kill them. Put simply: If you use a third-party app to browse Reddit, you will most likely no longer be able to do so, or be charged a monthly fee to keep it viable.
Some people with visual impairments have problems using the official mobile app, and the removal of third-party apps may significantly hinder their ability to browse Reddit in general. Many moderators are going to be significantly hindered from moderating their communities because third-party mobile apps provide mod tools that the official app doesn't support. This means longer wait times on post approvals, reports, modmails etc.
NSFW content is no longer going to be available in the API. This means that, even if 3rd party apps continue to survive, or even if you pay a fee to use a 3rd party app, you will not be able to access NSFW content on it. You will only be able to access it on the official Reddit app. Additionally, some service bots (such as video downloaders or maybe remindme bots) will not be able to access anything NSFW. In more major cases, it may become harder for moderators of NSFW subreddits to combat serious violations such as CSAM due to certain mod tools being restricted from accessing NSFW content.
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2023.06.06 17:15 Skinoob38 Russian invaders' latest war crime: blowing up a hydroelectric dam, flooding at least 80 villages and creating humanitarian disaster

Villagers flee floods as huge Kakhovka dam destroyed in Ukraine war zone
KHERSON, Ukraine, June 6 (Reuters) - A torrent of water burst through a massive dam on the Dnipro River that separates Russian and Ukrainian forces in southern Ukraine on Tuesday, flooding a swathe of the war zone and forcing villagers to flee.
Ukraine accused Russia of blowing up the Nova Kakhovka dam in a deliberate war crime. The Kremlin said it was Ukraine that had sabotaged the dam, to distract attention from the launch of a major counteroffensive Moscow says is faltering. Some Russian-installed officials said the dam had burst on its own.
Neither side offered immediate public evidence of who was to blame. The Geneva Conventions explicitly ban targeting dams in war, because of the danger to civilians.
By mid-morning in the city of Kherson in Ukrainian government-controlled territory downstream from the dam, a pier on a tributary of the Dnipro had already been submerged.
Lidia Zubova, 67, waiting for a train out of the city after abandoning her inundated village of Antonivka, told Reuters: "Our local school and stadium downtown were flooded... The road was completely flooded, our bus got stuck."
Ukrainian police released video of an officer carrying an elderly woman to safety and others rescuing dogs in villages being evacuated as the waters rose. Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko accused Russia of shelling areas from where people were being evacuated and said two police officers were wounded.
On the Russian-controlled bank of the Dnipro, the Moscow-installed mayor of Nova Kakhovka said water levels had risen to 11 metres (36 feet). Residents reached by telephone there told Reuters that some had decided to stay despite being ordered out by occupying Russians.
"They say they are ready to shoot without warning," said one local man, Hlib, describing encounters with Russian troops. "If you come a metre closer than allowed, they immediately start yelling obscenities. We're still allowed to go to the store, but we don't know what orders will be given next."
Yevheniya, a female resident, said the water was up to the knees of the Russian soldiers walking the main street in high rubber boots. "If you try to go somewhere they don't allow, they immediately point their machine guns at you," she said. "More and more water is coming every hour. It's very dirty."
The Kazkova Dibrova zoo on the Russian-held riverbank was completely flooded and all 300 animals were dead, a representative said via the zoo's Facebook account.
The dam supplies water to a wide area of southern Ukrainian farmland, including the Russian-occupied Crimean peninsula, as well as cooling the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant.
The vast reservoir behind the dam is one of the main geographic features of southern Ukraine, 240 km (150 miles) long and up to 23 km (14 miles) wide.
An expanse of countryside lies in the flood plain below, with low-lying villages on the Russian-held southern bank particularly vulnerable. 'TERRORISTS'
The dam's destruction raised fears of a new humanitarian disaster in the centre of the war zone and transformed front lines just as Ukraine prepared to launch a long-awaited counteroffensive to drive Russian troops from its territory.
Russia has controlled the dam since early in its 15-month-old invasion, although Ukrainian forces recaptured the Dnipro's northern bank last year. Both sides had long accused the other of plotting to destroy the dam.
"Russian terrorists. The destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant dam only confirms for the whole world that they must be expelled from every corner of Ukrainian land," President Volodymyr Zelenskiy wrote on the Telegram messaging app.
Russians had "carried out an internal detonation of the structures" of the dam, Zelenskiy said. "About 80 settlements are in the zone of flooding."
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called it "an outrageous act, which demonstrates once again the brutality of Russia's war in Ukraine".
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov blamed "deliberate sabotage by the Ukrainian side".
"Apparently, this sabotage is also connected with the fact that having started large-scale offensive actions two days ago, now the Ukrainian armed forces are not achieving their goals."
Earlier, Russian-installed officials had given conflicting accounts, some saying the dam had been hit by Ukrainian missiles overnight, others saying it had burst on its own due to earlier damage. ZAPORIZHZHIA NUCLEAR PLANT
The U.N. nuclear watchdog said the Zaporizhzhia power plant, upriver on the reservoir's Russian-held bank, should have enough water to cool its reactors for "some months" from a separate pond, even as the huge reservoir drains out.
Video showed water surging through the remains of the dam - which is 30 metres (yards) tall and 3.2 km (2 miles) long.
Some 22,000 people living across 14 settlements in the Kherson region are at risk of flooding, Russia's RIA news agency quoted the Moscow-installed head of the region as saying.
The Russian-installed governor of Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, said there was a risk that water levels in the canal that carries fresh water to the Black Sea peninsula could fall. Crimea, which Russia has held since 2014, had sufficient water reserves for now and the risk would become clear in coming days.
Zelenskiy said in an interview published on Saturday that Ukraine was poised to unleash its much-heralded major counteroffensive, using newly supplied Western battle tanks and armoured vehicles.
Moscow has said the Ukrainian offensive began on Sunday and claimed to have repulsed a third day of Ukrainian advances.
Kyiv has maintained deliberate ambiguity about it though Zelenskiy hinted at successes. In an evening address before the dam broke, he hailed "the news we have been waiting for" claiming forward moves around Bakhmut, a ruined city Russia captured earlier this month.
Russia also carried out a fresh wave of overnight air strikes on Kyiv. Ukraine said its air defence systems had downed more than 20 cruise missiles on their approach to the capital.
The Shebekino district of Russia's Belgorod region near the Ukrainian border came under renewed shelling, local authorities said. Anti-government Russian fighters based in Ukraine claim to have captured villages there.
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2023.06.06 17:14 halalharamworld Choosing the Perfect Pool Material

Choosing the Perfect Pool Material

When it comes to building a swimming pool, selecting the right pool material is a crucial decision. The material you choose will not only impact the aesthetics of your pool but also determine its durability, maintenance requirements, and overall cost. With various options available, it's essential to consider your preferences, budget, and long-term goals. In this article, we will guide you through the process of choosing the perfect pool material to help you create the ideal swimming pool for your needs.

Concrete: Versatile and Customizable

Concrete is a popular choice for swimming pool construction due to its versatility and durability. It allows for endless customization options, as it can be shaped and designed according to your specific requirements. Concrete pools can accommodate various design features such as waterfalls, spas, and custom shapes. While initial construction costs may be higher compared to other materials, concrete pools offer long-term durability and can withstand harsh weather conditions. Regular maintenance, such as resealing and resurfacing, is necessary to maintain their appearance and prevent staining or cracking.

Vinyl: Affordable and Low-Maintenance

Vinyl pools are known for their affordability and low-maintenance characteristics. These pools consist of a flexible liner that is installed over a steel or polymer frame. Vinyl liners come in various patterns and designs, providing options to create a visually appealing pool. Vinyl pools are less prone to algae growth and require fewer chemicals compared to other pool materials. However, the vinyl liner may need to be replaced every 10-15 years, adding to the long-term cost. While not as customizable as concrete pools, vinyl pools offer a cost-effective and relatively hassle-free option for those seeking a budget-friendly swimming pool solution.

Fiberglass: Quick Installation and Minimal Maintenance

Fiberglass pools are pre-manufactured pools that are delivered in one piece to your property. They offer a quick installation process and require minimal maintenance. Fiberglass pools have a smooth and non-porous surface, which resists algae growth and minimizes the need for chemical treatments. Their durability and flexibility allow them to withstand shifting soil conditions. However, fiberglass pools are limited in terms of design options and sizes, as they are pre-molded. It's important to ensure proper transportation and installation to avoid any damage during the process. Fiberglass pools are an excellent choice for those looking for a low-maintenance and relatively hassle-free swimming pool option.

Natural Stone: Timeless Elegance and Unique Aesthetics

For a luxurious and visually stunning swimming pool, natural stone is an ideal choice. Natural stone materials, such as granite, limestone, or travertine, offer a timeless appeal and unique aesthetics. Each stone type possesses its own texture, color variations, and natural beauty, providing a one-of-a-kind pool design. Natural stone pools are known for their durability and can withstand harsh weather conditions. However, they require proper sealing and maintenance to prevent staining and ensure longevity. Natural stone pools are an excellent option for homeowners seeking a sophisticated and high-end pool material that adds a touch of elegance to their outdoor space.

Considerations for Choosing the Right Pool Material

When selecting the perfect pool material, there are several factors to consider. First, assess your budget and determine the initial construction cost as well as long-term maintenance expenses. Consider your desired pool design and customization options. Evaluate the durability of the material and its ability to withstand your local climate conditions. Think about the maintenance requirements and the amount of time and effort you are willing to invest in upkeep. Lastly, consider the overall aesthetics and the desired ambiance you want to create with your swimming pool.


When it comes to selecting the perfect pool material, one important consideration is the choice between gunite and shotcrete. Both options, which are forms of concrete, offer durability, versatility, and customization. Gunite refers to a dry mix of cement and sand that is mixed with water at the construction site, while shotcrete is a wet mix that is sprayed onto the pool structure using a hose.
Gunite and shotcrete pools are known for their strength and ability to withstand shifting soil conditions. They can be shaped and designed to match your specific preferences, allowing for creative features and customization. Both materials require proper installation and regular maintenance to ensure their longevity and appearance.
When deciding between gunite and shotcrete pool , it's important to consider factors such as budget, construction timeline, and specific project requirements. Gunite pools are typically more cost-effective and can be constructed more quickly, making them a popular choice for many homeowners. Shotcrete, on the other hand, offers a smoother finish and is often preferred for more intricate designs.
Ultimately, the choice between gunite and shotcrete for your pool material depends on your individual needs and priorities. Consulting with a professional pool builder or contractor can provide valuable insights and help you make an informed decision based on your specific circumstances.
In conclusion, whether you opt for a gunite or shotcrete pool, both materials offer durability, versatility, and the potential for a stunning swimming pool that will provide years of enjoyment and relaxation.
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2023.06.06 17:14 AllHailtheKingg Honeymoon 7 day Trip Recap (Rome, Amalfi Coast)

My wife and I just returned from our weeklong adventure in the Amalfi Coast. It was incredible. The best vacation of my life, mostly because of how good our planning was!! I'm going to highlight our time in Amalfi Coast and surrounding areas because that was the heart of our trip:
Day 1: Homebased in Ravello, highly recommend if you are athletic and like to hike. The hike from Ravello to Amalfi was a daily routine for us (down and up). The trip up was difficult but worth it. On average we did 25,000 steps per day, maybe 10-12 miles per day. We did Valle delle Ferriere hike which was a stunning mix of urban hiking and amazing landscape coastal views of Amalfi.
Day 2: Path of the Gods in the morning starting from Bomberano. We started the morning with our warm up hike 🤣 from Ravello to Amalfi and took a bus from Amalfi to Bomberano (around 1 hr). I got a little sick at the top once we got off the bus but our packed prociutto sandwich helped ease the nausea and prepare us for the hike! The hike was beautiful, we met tons of people on the hike, and ended up sharing frozen lemonade at the bottom in Nocelle before hiking down to Positano. We took a nap on the public beach and shared a Spritz at a beach bar. This day we had 26k steps and 16 miles. This day we shared a taxi with a nice man and his son , because aint no way we had the energy to climb the steps from Amalfi to Ravello.
Day 3: We did a kayak tour of the coast , started in Amalfi town and kayaked almost to Praiano! After we had the experience of our life time doing a Cooking class at "Amalfi Heaven Gardens" located 15 minute walk from Amalfi. It was absolutely the most memorable thing we did (As foodies) during our time in Italy. Silvio the head chef was sooo passionate and he poured his entire soul into making sure we experienced Italian culture from his beautiful terrace overlooking the Amalfi Coast. 10/10 would recommend.
Day 4: Capri day! Took our morning hike from Ravello to Amalfi. Ferry from Amalfi to Capri. Did a private boat tour around the entire island and hopped off for a nice dip in the blue water. Beautiful. Had an amazing lunch in the city of Capri. Came back to Ravello early and visited Villa Cimbrone, while a wedding was going on (I don't think we were supposed to be there). It was absolutely stunning to see the coast at a full 180 degree angle. So happy we got to see Villa Cimbrone.
All in all, it was the best trip of my life. Our BnB in Ravello was magnificent and had a panoramic view of the valley of Amalfi (Pontone, Scala, and Amalfi). At night the valley lit up like a beautiful Christmas tree. We were happy that we got to hike almost every day, and definitely allowed us to eat as much pasta and tiramisu as we wanted without feeling too guilty! We spent about $2500 total between the two of us, which was amazing. Our BnB was only $230/night, and was located right next to Villa Cimbrone in Ravello! It was so memorable that I had to write this recap, I hope you guys enjoyed reading it.

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2023.06.06 17:13 warp-factor Match Thread: T20 Blast - 6th June

2023 T20 Blast
ECB Match Centre - T20 Blast - Central Repository of Scorecards and clips of every boundary and wicket.
Full coverage of every ball of County Cricket and selected Women's Regional Matches on BBC Local Radio - T20 Blast
T20 Matches in the Blast start at different times which are listed against them below.
Where available, YouTube live streams are linked against each match below. These can also be found on the county and ECB websites. There's no free live stream of Leicestershire vs Yorkshire as this match is on Sky TV.
BBC Local Radio coverage and YouTube streams should be accessible worldwide.
16:30 - Middlesex vs Hampshire at Radlett Cricket Club - YouTube - Weather Forecast - Scorecard
18:30 - Durham vs Northamptonshire at The Riverside Ground - YouTube - Weather Forecast - Scorecard
18:30 - Leicestershire vs Yorkshire at Grace Road - On Sky Cricket - Weather Forecast - Scorecard
19:00 - Essex vs Sussex at The Essex County Ground - YouTube - Weather Forecast - Scorecard
Standings before today:
North Group
Pos Team Played Won Lost Tied N/R Net RR Points
1 Worcestershire 5 4 1 0 0 +1.027 8
2 Warwickshire 6 4 2 0 0 +0.867 8
3 Nottinghamshire 7 4 3 0 0 -0.139 8
4 Durham 5 3 2 0 0 +0.836 6
5 Lancashire 7 3 4 0 0 +0.125 6
6 Yorkshire 6 3 3 0 0 -0.195 6
7 Northamptonshire 6 3 3 0 0 -0.531 6
8 Derbyshire 6 2 4 0 0 -0.509 4
9 Leicestershire 6 1 5 0 0 -1.164 2
South Group
Pos Team Played Won Lost Tied N/R Net RR Points
1 Somerset 6 6 0 0 0 +2.059 12
2 Surrey 6 4 2 0 0 +0.953 8
3 Glamorgan 5 4 1 0 0 +0.524 8
4 Hampshire 5 3 2 0 0 +0.933 6
5 Gloucestershire 6 3 3 0 0 -0.387 6
6 Essex 4 2 2 0 0 -1.209 4
7 Kent 5 1 4 0 0 -0.255 2
8 Sussex 5 1 4 0 0 -1.083 2
9 Middlesex 6 0 6 0 0 -1.775 0
Points: Teams receive 2 points for a win. 1 point for a Tie or No Result. Each team plays 7 of the 8 other teams in their group and 7 away. Top 4 in each group qualify for the Quarter Finals. Quarter Final winners qualify for Finals Day.
If you've got a team in The Cricket Draft T20 Blast fantasy game, you can join the cricket league here
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2023.06.06 17:13 WatcherRoue Pump and Dumps Abound!

Pump and Dumps Abound!
We are not fooled by pumper dumpers! Reverse split coming soon! 1:100? 1:1000? Who knows! We just know SPRU has to! $1 will not come through organic growth! SPRU is about inorganic growth! Buy without building anything, reverse split without growing responsibly!
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2023.06.06 17:08 Dear_Minute_4713 Recomendáis para enviar airpods a españa?

Recomendáis para enviar airpods a españa?
No se si pedir por pandabuy o sugargoo los airpods que me recomendáis
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2023.06.06 17:05 evla2426 15 year marriage ended, but I don't feel like I'm sad enough ?

My husband (35M) blindsided me (35F) asking for a seperation with no real warning. We argued sometimes, not constantly, but we've been under a lot of stress with a huge home reno plus normal daily things so I just figured it was a low point but we'd work on it like we usually do and come out stronger on the otherside. Then one day after he picked a couple silly fights (he admitted he was just grumpy and looking to fight) he told me that he didn't love me anymore, hasn't for a long time, and wants to separate. I really didn't see it coming. We were still having sex regularly, cuddling on the couch and holding hands, texting 'miss you's' through the day, literally the day before he told me this. For the first four days I cried, sobbed and begged him to really think about what he was saying, what he was putting into motion. He didn't seem interested in therapy because "it's exhausting" and didn't work (the one time we did it for like 2 months, four years earlier). He wasn't really interested in is trying to 'date' eachother, he just wanted to seperate and tell people that we were separated. After those 4 days of tears and heartbreak, I decided that maybe I would be ok. I had been nothing but a mom/wife for 15 years, he was out of town Sunday to Thursday so I did it all alone. I had no friends, no hobbies and my life was basically predictable and mundane. I started to feel excited about having a few days away from the kids and him, while he had custody, and even the idea of flirting and chatting with men who might find me interesting and funny seemed fun. Well, my ex decided that he thought he overreacted and wants to try counseling to work it out but I just, don't? I'll still do the counselling but I'm just kind of happier now? But how weird is that? I mean, I only really cried for like 4-5 days and then kind of got over it. I feel like I ought to be devastated for months if not years but I'm already just so unbothered (on a personal level, I'm obviously concerned about how the kids are handling it and all the logistics are a nightmare). Am I broken? Am I headed to a mental breakdown or something?
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2023.06.06 17:01 szrdev Landscapers seeded lawn before multiple days of rain.. washouts

I had a large area of my lawn that needed tilling / reseeding due to racoons destroying my lawn. Last Friday the landscaping company I hired came to put down seed/lime/fertilizer.
On Friday, the weather forecast was calling for rain for the next three days with initial estimates putting amounts 25+mm, we ended up getting more than that and lots of it was heavy.
It's too early to tell exactly how much seed washed out and some of it potentially into our pond, but in this situation what should I do? To me I would expect them to make an educated decision to either seed or not seed based on weather, but is that asking too much? I didn't think I needed to worry about when they do their work, as they are the professionals here...
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