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2023.06.02 01:19 selachimorphas Lunch/Dinner Recommendations in the West Village

Hi all,
My partner and I will be going to New York on a short trip next month. We are both big foodies and love the New York food scene. Wondering if anyone has recommendations for trendy, good quality lunch and/or dinner spots near the West Village. Open to all price ranges and cuisines. Thanks in advance :)
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2023.06.02 01:17 surupamaerl2 The Poem of Shitou

The Complement of Arrangement and Coincidence
Master Shitou of Nanyue
Here is the heart of the Great Sage of India, Inextricably linked between East and West— However swift or slow a person’s roots may be, The Way has no Northern or Southern ancestors.
The source of awareness is bright—luminous and clear, Its secret currents flow out through its branching tributaries— While grasping at things is, fundamentally, to lose one’s way, To contract oneself to principle is to also negate awakening.
To every realm, there is a gate of access; Some orbit eachother, while others do not— When they revolve, they also interact with one another; If not, their condition is to remain in their place.
The root of expression is distinct from how things basically appear; "Harsh” and “pleasant” is fundamentally exceptional to sound— Though there is a subtle unity between precise words and superiour, It’s in verse, that muddled and lucid are made apparent.
The four elements accord to their own inborn nature— Like a child does to their mother; Fire burns, the wind moves and stirs, Water wets, the earth is firm and sure.
The eyes see forms, the ears, sounds, The nose, smells, the tongue, salt and vinegar— As such, according with every Dharma, The leaves branch out from the root— Both root and branch must return to the source, Both the esteemed and the lowly serve their respective purposes.
When it is bright, there is darkness in it— Just do not regard it as darkness; When it is dark, there is brightness in it— Just do not perceive it as brightness; Bright and dark are eachother’s counterpart, Just as forward and back foot step in sequence.
Every one of the ten-thousand things has their own merit, Their function expresses from their appropriate place; Things exist like a box and its lid fitting, Principle responds like arrowheads meeting.
Continuing the expression demands that you comprehend the source; Do not rely on your own standards— If you have not learned the Way that elicits the eye, How will you know what path moves the feet?— If you can’t see that advancing is not a matter of far or near, Then mountains and rivers become impassible, and you lose in barriers.
And so, I sincerely address those who investigate the mystery, ”Do not spend your time in vain.”
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2023.06.02 01:17 surupamaerl2 The Poem of Shitou

The Complement of Arrangement and Coincidence
Master Shitou of Nanyue
Here is the heart of the Great Sage of India, Inextricably linked between East and West— However swift or slow a person’s roots may be, The Way has no Northern or Southern ancestors.
The source of awareness is bright—luminous and clear, Its secret currents flow out through its branching tributaries— While grasping at things is, fundamentally, to lose one’s way, To contract oneself to principle is to also negate awakening.
To every realm, there is a gate of access; Some orbit eachother, while others do not— When they revolve, they also interact with one another; If not, their condition is to remain in their place.
The root of expression is distinct from how things basically appear; "Harsh” and “pleasant” is fundamentally exceptional to sound— Though there is a subtle unity between precise words and superiour, It’s in verse, that muddled and lucid are made apparent.
The four elements accord to their own inborn nature— Like a child does to their mother; Fire burns, the wind moves and stirs, Water wets, the earth is firm and sure.
The eyes see forms, the ears, sounds, The nose, smells, the tongue, salt and vinegar— As such, according with every Dharma, The leaves branch out from the root— Both root and branch must return to the source, Both the esteemed and the lowly serve their respective purposes.
When it is bright, there is darkness in it— Just do not regard it as darkness; When it is dark, there is brightness in it— Just do not perceive it as brightness; Bright and dark are eachother’s counterpart, Just as forward and back foot step in sequence.
Every one of the ten-thousand things has their own merit, Their function expresses from their appropriate place; Things exist like a box and its lid fitting, Principle responds like arrowheads meeting.
Continuing the expression demands that you comprehend the source; Do not rely on your own standards— If you have not learned the Way that elicits the eye, How will you know what path moves the feet?— If you can’t see that advancing is not a matter of far or near, Then mountains and rivers become impassible, and you lose in barriers.
And so, I sincerely address those who investigate the mystery, ”Do not spend your time in vain.”
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2023.06.02 01:11 Round-Ad1721 AITA for not leaving my brother's wedding with my crying wife when she was kicked out?

My brother (26m) got married last Saturday. There are three of us in total - I'm the oldest (27m), the newlywed is the middle child, and our little brother is 21.
At one point, I hated Middle Brother's partner. The two of them had bonded over some rough times they had both experienced and were self-medicating together. My brother wasn't using hard drugs himself, and I don't think his partner was ever properly addicted to anything, but I had gotten word that I needed to look out for him. I made it known I didn't approve of the relationship and thought he was a bad influence. My brother and I didn't speak without arguing for probably a good two years.
That's all changed now. His partner has been sober for many years and has become a close friend of mine and our little brother. We both gave toast speeches and in Little Brother's, he said "I can say there's four [our last name] brothers now instead of just three." It was a very touching sentiment.
After all the speeches are given, my wife pulls me aside kind of angrily and asks what I thought about them. I said they were lovely. It turns out she was mad over the fact that when Little Brother gave a speech and mine and her wedding, he didn't insinuate she was the first daughter of the family or anything like that. She said that his speech had mostly been focused on me, whereas his speech tonight was focused equally on both spouses and the future of their lives together.
I brushed this off and said she needed to stop reading into things so much. About 20 minutes later, I see her looking similarly angry during a conversation with Little Brother. I walked over to try and put a stop to this myself, but I saw our other brother and his new husband coming over so he must've caught wind of what was happening as well. The two of us are very protective over our youngest sibling, so Middle Brother comes out of the gate swinging asking why she's pestering him.
It all devolved pretty quickly. I wouldn't say a scene was caused as everyone was trying to keep it hush-hush, but my wife ended up crying when she was asked to leave and that attracted some attention. She asked me to come back to the hotel room with her, and I refused. I wanted to continue celebrating. She was very angry and said this was just another way I was letting my brothers walk over her, and that I was excusing them not giving her a chance.
Since then, she and I haven't really spoken. I need some outside perspective. It's true that my brothers aren't nearly as close to her as we are to the new addition to our family, but that's just how these things go sometimes.
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2023.06.02 01:08 CramFacker Looking for photos of certain surrounding buildings/damage

I've had this set of pictures for a while, apparently from an insurance investigator in the days following the attack. However, this set only depicts 30 West Broadway (subsequently demolished), One Liberty Plaza, 85 West Street, 22 Thames Street (extraneously demolished) and other miscellaneous buildings downtown. Aside from insurance purposes, hundreds of buildings around the site were inspected by the Department of Buildings and categorized. (Moderate Damage, Major Damage, etc.)
Also worth noting;
aside from the main WTC site and the Orthodox Church, I typically see a list of buildings that were contaminated or damaged beyond repair, and demolished as a result. This includes:
- 130 Liberty Street / Deutsche Bank Building
- 30 West Broadway / Fiterman Hall
- 130 Cedar Street / Green Exchange Building (cleaned, stripped down and rebuilt as a hotel)
- 4 Albany Street / The other Deutsche Bank Building
- 133-135 Greenwich Street
- 21-23 Thames Street
Deutsche Bank and Fiterman Hall were the most damaged and therefore the most well documented, but I've seen practically no good pictures or documentation of the last three. So while I'm curious about the other buildings around the site that had little to no coverage, these ones interest me the most.
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2023.06.02 01:01 brown_eyed_gurl Feedback on my itinerary?

Thank you everyone for all of the amazing advice that I've gotten so far, I was hoping that I could get some feedback on my itinerary (trip is coming up in just over three weeks!!!) I tried to not fit too much into each day (based on everyone's suggestions) and I think I may have a good idea of what to do...would love to know what you all think though!!! I'm traveling solo so I can easily adjust my plans :) I also was able to go up the Eiffel Tower and spend time in the Louvre the last time I was in Paris (back in 2005) so while I love those two experiences I think I can skip spending any time in/on them. Also, I do not drink alcohol so any suggestions on places with good mocktails would be fantastic!
Wednesday-Monday spent in Alsace
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2023.06.02 01:01 EtNuncEtSemper The Raid on Skopje (Uskub), 1918 (Part 2)

The Raid on Skopje (Uskub), 1918 (Part 2)
The march, led by two local guides, begins on the morning of 26th, with the 1st RCA in the van and the RSM as rear guard. From Lisiče, the road is a series of mountain paths, on which the cavalry moves on foot, single file, leading the mounts by the bridle; the column stretches out for 6km. The pack animals carrying the machine guns advance with difficulty; the mules seem to be less sure-footed than the Barbary mounts. Drenovo is reached by evening, but the pause is short; by midnight, the march resumes. Crossing a plateau which rises to almost 1800m (5900ft), they descend towards Aldinci, which they reach by dawn on the 27th. But the RSM, having taken a wrong path, was forced to retrace its steps and it arrives at Aldinci only towards the evening.
The RCA march again after sunset, in the rain, and reach Crvena Voda by morning on the 28th, followed by the RSM during the day. The provisions have long been exhausted and the cavalry forages what they can; but at least there is enough water for the animals. In late afternoon the cavalry set out once more and, before midnight, they stop close to Dračevo, ready to debouch into the Skopje valley.
FJG plans to attack Skopje from 3 directions, W, SE, and E.
  • RSM, better equipped with heavy weapons, will take and hold the Vodna heights, which dominate the town from the west; they will also block the Tetovo (Kalkandelen) road, which the XIth Army is using.
  • 4th RCA will attack NW from Dračevo directly into Skopje.
  • 1st RCA will cross the Vardar near Jurumleri and attack Skopje from the E, along the Kumanovo road.
Action, which comes as a total surprise for the enemy, commences at 0500 on the 29th. The Moroccan spahis set out in deep fog towards Vodna. By 0900, having brushed aside light resistance, they are installed solidly on the heights and begin to block the Tetovo road, which by now is full of Bulgarians and Germans fleeing Skopje.
The 4th RCA follows along the right bank of the Vardar. Near Gorno Lisiče (a different village from the Lisiče at the foot of Mt Golešnica) they are stopped by heavy fire from a German armoured train. The chasseurs dismount and attack on foot; the armoured train withdraws towards the railway station, and, by 0800, the French reach the outskirts of Skopje. Half an hour later, they penetrate the town and patrols move to secure the heights north of Skopje. In the mean time, retreating Germans set on fire the railway station and supply dumps.
The 1st RCA crosses the Vardar at 0530, but, at Jurumleri, it comes across a Bulgarian infantry battalion. The Bulgarians resist stubbornly; two sabre charges fail to dislodge them. While some chasseurs dismount and attack on foot, two squadrons move to the Skopje-Veles road to deliver a flank assault. By noon, the Bulgarians are set to flight and a large road convoy is captured; by 1300 the 1st RCA reach, and cut, the Skopje-Kumanovo railway. But it is too late to stop several loaded trains which have fled north, escorted by the armoured train. Lacking heavy weapons, the 4th RCA could not prevent them from leaving the railway station.
Shortly after noon on the 29th, Skopje is under French control, although there are still, especially in the Turkish quarter, stragglers trying to escape, as well as some rear-guard action on the Kumanovo road. Despite the destruction, a significant booty has been captured and the cavalrymen can finally eat their fill.
For three days, the cavalry has been out of touch with higher command. War pigeons, carrying FJG's daily reports, have failed to arrive at the AFO HQ. A French aircraft makes contact with the cavalry during the battle; then, around 1400, two French aircraft land close to Skopje and take off shortly thereafter with a full report. In Thessaloniki (Salonica), Franchet d'Espèrey has been negotiating since the 28th an armistice with the Bulgarians. The news of the fall of Skopje is decisive and, shortly before midnight on the 29th, the Bulgarians effectively capitulate.
The mission of the cavalry is by no means over. They have taken Skopje -- now they have to hold it against the inevitable attack of the XIth Army, determined to escape towards Kumanovo. The main roads are blocked as follows: from Tetovo, by the RSM; from Kačanik, by the 4th RCA, to Kumanovo by the 1st RCA. Few in number and lacking artillery, they need urgent reinforcements. But the Tranié task force is delayed by the fighting at Veles. Despite the armistice, throughout the day of the 30th and continually through the night, Germans and Bulgarians attack the roadblocks, primarily on the Vodno heights to the W and the Kačanik road to the N. Finally, on the morning of the October 1st, the first elements of the Tranié task force reach Skopje and, by the end of the day, they have relieved the cavalry and taken control of the road blocks, securing the French hold on the lines of communication. The mass of the XIth Army, some 60000 Bulgarians and 1500 Germans, cease combat and surrender, but the German HQ units escape to the north.
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2023.06.02 00:59 JoshAsdvgi THE FOUR BROTHERS


Alone and apart from their tribe dwelt four orphan brothers.
They had erected a very comfortable hut, although the materials used were only willows, hay, birch bark, and adobe mud.
After the completion of their hut, the oldest brother laid out the different kinds of work to be done by the four of them.
He and the second and third brothers were to do all the hunting, and the youngest brother was to do the house work, cook the meals, and keep plenty of wood on hand at all times.
As his older brothers would leave for their hunting very early every morning, and would not return till late at night, the little fellow always found plenty of spare time to gather into little piles fine dry wood for their winter use.
Thus the four brothers lived happily for a long time.
One day while out gathering and piling up wood, the boy heard a rustling in the leaves and looking around he saw a young woman standing in the cherry bushes, smiling at him.
"Who are you, and where did you come from?" asked the boy, in surprise.
"I am an orphan girl and have no relatives living.
I came from the village west of here.
I learned from rabbit that there were four orphan brothers living here all alone, and that the youngest was keeping house for his older brothers, so I thought I would come over and see if I couldn't have them adopt me as their sister, so that I might keep house for them, as I am very poor and have no relations, neither have I a home."
She looked so pitiful and sad that the boy thought to himself, "I will take her home with me, poor girl, no matter what my brothers think or say."
Then he said to her: "Come on, tanke (sister).
You may go home with me; I am sure my older brothers will be glad to have you for our sister."
When they arrived at the hut, the girl hustled about and cooked up a fine hot supper, and when the brothers returned they were surprised to see a girl sitting by the fire in their hut. After they had entered the youngest brother got up and walked outside, and a short time after the oldest brother followed him out.
"Who is that girl, and where did she come from?" he asked his brother.
Whereupon the brother told him the whole story.
Upon hearing this the oldest brother felt very sorry for the poor orphan girl and going back into the hut he spoke to the girl, saying: "Sister, you are an orphan, the same as we; you have no relatives, no home.
We will be your brothers, and our poor hut shall be your home.
Henceforth call us brothers, and you will be our sister."
"Oh, how happy I am now that you take me as your sister.
I will be to you all as though we were of the same father and mother," said the girl.
And true to her word, she looked after everything of her brothers and kept the house in such fine shape that the brothers blessed the day that she came to their poor little hut.
She always had an extra buckskin suit and two pairs of moccasins hanging at the head of each one's bed.
Buffalo, deer, antelope, bear, wolf, wildcat, mountain lion and beaver skins she tanned by the dozen, and piled nicely in one corner of the hut.
When the Indians have walked a great distance and are very tired, they have great faith in painting their feet, claiming that paint eases the pain and rests their feet.
After their return from a long day's journey, when they would be lying down resting, the sister would get her paint and mix it with the deer tallow and rub the paint on her brother's feet, painting them up to their ankles.
The gentle touch of her hands, and the soothing qualities of the tallow and paint soon put them into a deep, dreamless steep.
Many such kind actions on her part won the hearts of the brothers, and never was a full blood sister loved more than was this poor orphan girl, who had been taken as their adopted sister.
In the morning when they arose, the sister always combed their long black silken scalp locks and painted the circle around the scalp lock a bright vermillion.
When the hunters would return with a goodly supply of beef, the sister would hurry and relieve them of their packs, hanging each one high enough from the ground so the prowling dogs and coyotes could not reach them.
The hunters each had a post on which to hang his bow and flint head arrows.
(Good hunters never laid their arrows on the ground, as it was considered unlucky to the hunter who let his arrows touch the earth after they had been out of the quiver).
They were all perfectly happy, until one day the older brother surprised them all by saying: "We have a plentiful supply of meat on hand at present to last us for a week or so.
I am going for a visit to the village west of us, so you boys all stay at home and help sister. Also gather as much wood as you can and I will be back again in four days.
On my return we will resume our hunting and commence getting our year's supply of meat."
He left the next morning, and the last they saw of him was while he stood at the top of the long range of hills west of their home.
Four days had come and gone and no sign of the oldest brother.
"I am afraid that our brother has met with some accident," said the sister.
"I am afraid so, too," said the next oldest. "
I must go and search for him; he may be in some trouble where a little help would get him out."
The second brother followed the direction his brother had taken, and when he came to the top of the long range of hills he sat down and gazed long and steadily down into the long valley with a beautiful creek winding through it.
Across the valley was a long plain stretching for miles beyond and finally ending at the foot of another range of hills, the counterpart of the one upon which he sat.
After noting the different landmarks carefully, he arose and slowly started down the slope and soon came to the creek he had seen from the top of the range.
Great was his surprise on arriving at the creek to find what a difference there was in the appearance of it from the range and where he stood.
From the range it appeared to be a quiet, harmless, laughing stream.
Now he saw it to be a muddy, boiling, bubbling torrent, with high perpendicular banks.
For a long time he stood, thinking which way to go, up or down stream.
He had just decided to go down stream, when, on chancing to look up, he noticed a thin column of smoke slowly ascending from a little knoll.
He approached the place cautiously and noticed a door placed into the creek bank on the opposite side of the stream.
As he stood looking at the door, wondering who could be living in a place like that, it suddenly opened and a very old appearing woman came out and stood looking around her. Soon she spied the young man, and said to him: "My grandchild, where did you come from and whither are you bound?"
The young man answered: "I came from east of this ridge and am in search of my oldest brother, who came over in this direction five days ago and who has not yet returned."
"Your brother stopped here and ate his dinner with me, and then left, traveling towards the west," said the old witch, for such she was. "
Now, grandson, come across on that little log bridge up the stream there and have your dinner with me.
I have it all cooked now and just stepped outside to see if there might not be some hungry traveler about, whom I could invite in to eat dinner with me."
The young man went up the stream a little distance and found a couple of small logs which had been placed across the stream to serve as a bridge.
He crossed over and went down to the old woman's dugout hut.
"Come in grandson, and eat. I know you must be hungry."
The young man sat down and ate a real hearty meal.
On finishing he arose and said: "Grandmother, I thank you for your meal and kindness to me.
I would stay and visit with you awhile, as I know it must be very lonely here for you, but I am very anxious to find my brother, so I must be going.
On my return I will stop with my brother and we will pay you a little visit."
"Very well, grandson, but before you go, I wish you would do me a little favor.
Your brother did it for me before he left, and cured me, but it has come back on me again.
I am subject to very severe pains along the left side of my backbone, all the way from my shoulder blade down to where my ribs attach to my backbone, and the only way I get any relief from the pain is to have some one kick me along the side."
(She was a witch, and concealed in her robe a long sharp steel spike. It was placed so that the last kick they would give her, their foot would hit the spike and they would instantly drop off into a swoon, as if dead.)
"If I won't hurt you too much, grandmother, I certainly will be glad to do it for you," said the young man, little thinking he would be the one to get hurt.
"No, grandson, don't be afraid of hurting me; the harder you kick the longer the pain stays away."
She laid down on the floor and rolled over on to her right side, so he could get a good chance to kick the left side where she said the pain was located.
As he moved back to give the first kick, he glanced along the floor and he noticed a long object wrapped in a blanket, lying against the opposite wall.
He thought it looked strange and was going to stop and investigate, but just then the witch cried out as if in pain.
"Hurry up, grandson, I am going to die if you don't hurry and start in kicking."
" I can investigate after I get through with her," thought he, so he started in kicking and every kick he would give her she would cry: "Harder, kick harder."
He had to kick seven times before he would get to the end of the pain, so he let out as hard as he could drive, and when he came to the last kick he hit the spike, and driving it through his foot, fell down in a dead swoon, and was rolled up in a blanket by the witch and placed beside his brother at the opposite side of the room.
When the second brother failed to return, the third went in search of the two missing ones. He fared no better than the second one, as he met the old witch who served him in a similar manner as she had his two brothers.
"Ha! Ha!" she laughed, when she caught the third, "I have only one more of them to catch, and when I get them I will keep them all here a year, and then I will turn them into horses and sell them back to their sister.
I hate her, for I was going to try and keep house for them and marry the oldest one, but she got ahead of me and became their sister, so now I will get my revenge on her.
Next year she will be riding and driving her brothers and she won't know it."
When the third brother failed to return, the sister cried and begged the last one not to venture out in search of them.
But go he must, and go he did, only to do as his three brothers had done.
Now the poor sister was nearly distracted.
Day and night she wandered over hills and through woods in hopes she might find or hear of some trace of them.
Her wanderings were in vain.
The hawks had not seen them after they had crossed the little stream.
The wolves and coyotes told her that they had seen nothing of her brothers out on the broad plains, and she had given them up for dead.
One day, as she was sitting by the little stream that flowed past their hut, throwing pebbles into the water and wondering what she should do, she picked up a pure white pebble, smooth and round, and after looking at it for a long time, threw it into the water.
No sooner had it hit the water than she saw it grow larger.
She took it out and looked at it and threw it in again.
This time it had assumed the form of a baby.
She took it out and threw it in the third time and the form took life and began to cry: "Ina, ina" (mother, mother).
She took the baby home and fed it soup, and it being an unnatural baby, quickly grew up to a good sized boy.
At the end of three months he was a good big, stout youth.
One day he said: "Mother, why are you living here alone? To whom do all these fine clothes and moccasins belong?" She then told him the story of her lost brothers.
"Oh, I know now where they are.
You make me lots of arrows.
I am going to find my uncles." She tried to dissuade him from going, but he was determined and said: "My father sent me to you so that I could find my uncles for you, and nothing can harm me, because I am stone and my name is "Stone Boy."
The mother, seeing that he was determined to go, made a whole quiver full of arrows for him, and off he started.
When he came to the old witch's hut, she was nowhere to be seen, so he pushed the door in and entered.
The witch was busily engaged cooking dinner.
"Why, my dear grandchild, you are just in time for dinner.
Sit down and we will eat before you continue your journey."
Stone boy sat down and ate dinner with the old witch.
She watched him very closely, but when she would be drinking her soup he would glance hastily around the room.
Finally he saw the four bundles on the opposite side of the room, and he guessed at once that there lay his four uncles.
When he had finished eating he took out his little pipe and filled it with "kini-kinic," and commenced to smoke, wondering how the old woman had managed to fool his smart uncles.
He couldn't study it out, so when he had finished his smoke he arose to pretend to go. When the old woman saw him preparing to leave, she said: "Grandson, will you kick me on the left side of my backbone.
I am nearly dead with pain and if you kick me good and hard it will cure me."
"All right, grandma," said the boy.
The old witch lay down on the floor and the boy started in to kick.
At the first kick he barely touched her.
"Kick as hard as you can, grandson; don't be afraid you will hurt me, because you can't." With that Stone Boy let drive and broke two ribs.
She commenced to yell and beg him to stop, but he kept on kicking until he had kicked both sides of her ribs loose from the backbone.
Then he jumped on her backbone and broke it and killed the old witch.
He built a big fire outside and dragged her body to it, and threw her into the fire.
Thus ended the old woman who was going to turn his uncles into horses.
Next he cut willows and stuck them into the ground in a circle.
The tops he pulled together, making a wickieup.
He then took the old woman's robes and blankets and covered the wickieup so that no air could get inside.
He then gathered sage brush and covered the floor with a good thick bed of sage; got nice round stones and got them red hot in the fire, and placed them in the wickieup and proceeded to carry his uncles out of the hut and lay them down on the soft bed of sage. Having completed carrying and depositing them around the pile of rocks, he got a bucket of water and poured it on the hot rocks, which caused a great vapor in the little wickie-up.
He waited a little while and then listened and heard some breathing inside, so he got another bucket and poured that on also.
After awhile he could hear noises inside as though some one were moving about.
He went again and got the third bucket and after he had poured that on the rocks, one of the men inside said:
"Whoever you are, good friend, don't bring us to life only to scald us to death again."
Stone boy then said: "Are all of you alive?" "Yes," said the voice. "Well, come out," said the boy.
And with that he threw off the robes and blankets, and a great cloud of vapor arose and settled around the top of the highest peak on the long range, and from that did Smoky Range derive its name.
The uncles, when they heard who the boy was, were very happy, and they all returned together to the anxiously waiting sister.
As soon as they got home, the brothers worked hard to gather enough wood to last them all winter.
Game they could get at all times of the year, but the heavy fall of snow covered most of the dry wood and also made it very difficult to drag wood through the deep snow.
So they took advantage of the nice fall weather and by the time the snow commenced falling they had enough wood gathered to last them throughout the winter.
After the snow fell a party of boys swiftly coasted down the big hill west of the brothers' hut.
The Stone boy used to stand and watch them for hours at a time.
His youngest uncle said: "Why don't you go up and coast with them?"
The boy said: "They may be afraid of me, but I guess I will try once, anyway."
So the next morning when the crowd came coasting, Stone boy started for the hill.
When he had nearly reached the bottom of the coasting hill all of the boys ran off excepting two little fellows who had a large coaster painted in different colors and had little bells tied around the edges, so when the coaster was in motion the bells made a cheerful tinkling sound.
As Stone boy started up the hill the two little fellows started down and went past him as though shot from a hickory bow.
When they got to the end of their slide, they got off and started back up the hill.
It being pretty steep, Stone boy waited for them, so as to lend a hand to pull the big coaster up the hill.
As the two little fellows came up with him he knew at once that they were twins, as they looked so much alike that the only way one could be distinguished from the other was by the scarfs they wore.
One wore red, the other black.
He at once offered to help them drag their coaster to the top of the hill.
When they got to the top the twins offered their coaster to him to try a ride.
At first he refused, but they insisted on his taking it, as they said they would sooner rest until he came back.
So he got on the coaster and flew down the hill, only he was such an expert he made a zigzag course going down and also jumped the coaster off a bank about four feet high, which none of the other coasters dared to tackle.
Being very heavy, however, he nearly smashed the coaster.
Upon seeing this wonderful jump, and the zigzag course he had taken going down, the twins went wild with excitement and decided that they would have him take them down when he got back.
So upon his arrival at the starting point, they both asked him at once to give them the pleasure of the same kind of a ride he had taken.
He refused, saying: "We will break your coaster.
I alone nearly smashed it, and if we all get on and make the same kind of a jump, I am afraid you will have to go home without your coaster."
"Well, take us down anyway, and if we break it our father will make us another one."
So he finally consented.
When they were all seated ready to start, he told them that when the coaster made the jump they must look straight ahead.
"By no means look down, because if you do we will go over the cut bank and land in a heap at the bottom of the gulch."
They said they would obey what he said, so off they started swifter than ever, on account of the extra weight, and so swiftly did the sleigh glide over the packed, frozen snow, that it nearly took the twins' breath away.
Like an arrow they approached the jump.
The twins began to get a little nervous. "Sit steady and look straight ahead," yelled Stone boy.
The twin next to Stone boy, who was steering behind, sat upright and looked far ahead, but the one in front crouched down and looked into the coulee.
Of course, Stone boy, being behind, fell on top of the twins, and being so heavy, killed both of them instantly, crushing them to a jelly.
The rest of the boys, seeing what had happened, hastened to the edge of the bank, and looking down, saw the twins laying dead, and Stone boy himself knocked senseless, lying quite a little distance from the twins.
The boys, thinking that all three were killed, and that Stone boy had purposely steered the sleigh over the bank in such a way that it would tip and kill the twins, returned to the village with this report.
Now, these twins were the sons of the head chief of the Buffalo Nation.
So at once the chief and his scouts went over to the hill to see if the boys had told the truth.
When they arrived at the bank they saw the twins lying dead, but where was Stone boy? They looked high and low through the gulch, but not a sign of him could they find.
Tenderly they picked up the dead twins and carried them home, then held a big council and put away the bodies of the dead in Buffalo custom.
A few days after this the uncles were returning from a long journey.
When they drew near their home they noticed large droves of buffalo gathered on their side of the range.
Hardly any buffalo ever ranged on this east side of the range before, and the brothers thought it strange that so many should so suddenly appear there now.
When they arrived at home their sister told them what had happened to the chief's twins, as her son had told her the whole story upon his arrival at home after the accident.
"Well, probably all the buffalo we saw were here for the council and funeral," said the older brother.
"But where is my nephew?" (Stone boy) he asked his sister.
"He said he had noticed a great many buffalo around lately and he was going to learn, if possible, what their object was," said the sister. "Well, we will wait until his return."
When Stone boy left on his trip that morning, before the return of his uncles, he was determined to ascertain what might be the meaning of so many buffalo so near the home of himself and uncles.
He approached several bunches of young buffalo, but upon seeing him approaching they would scamper over the hills.
Thus he wandered from bunch to bunch, scattering them all.
Finally he grew tired of their cowardice and started for home.
When he had come to within a half mile or so of home he saw an old shaggy buffalo standing by a large boulder, rubbing on it first one horn and then the other.
On coming up close to him, the boy saw that the bull was so old he could hardly see, and his horns so blunt that he could have rubbed them for a year on that boulder and not sharpened them so as to hurt anyone.
"What are you doing here, grandfather?" asked the boy.
"I am sharpening my horns for the war," said the bull.
"What war?" asked the boy.
"Haven't you heard," said the old bull, who was so near sighted he did not recognize Stone boy.
"The chief's twins were killed by Stone boy, who ran them over a cut bank purposely, and the chief has ordered all of his buffalo to gather here, and when they arrive we are going to kill Stone boy and his mother and his uncles."
"Is that so? When is the war to commence?"
"In five days from now we will march upon the uncles and trample and gore them all to death."
"Well, grandfather, I thank you for your information, and in return will do you a favor that will save you so much hard work on your blunt horns."
So saying he drew a long arrow from his quiver and strung his bow, attached the arrow to the string and drew the arrow half way back.
The old bull, not seeing what was going on, and half expecting some kind of assistance in his horn sharpening process, stood perfectly still.
Thus spoke Stone boy:
"Grandfather, you are too old to join in a war now, and besides if you got mixed up in that big war party you might step in a hole or stumble and fall and be trampled to death.
That would be a horrible death, so I will save you all that suffering by just giving you this.
" At this word he pulled the arrow back to the flint head and let it fly.
True to his aim, the arrow went in behind the old bull's foreleg, and with such force was it sent that it went clear through the bull and stuck into a tree two hundred feet away.
Walking over to the tree, he pulled out his arrow.
Coolly straightening his arrow between his teeth and sighting it for accuracy, he shoved it back into the quiver with its brothers, exclaiming:
"I guess, grandpa, you won't need to sharpen your horns for Stone boy and his uncles."
Upon his arrival home he told his uncles to get to work building three stockades with ditches between and make the ditches wide and deep so they will hold plenty of buffalo.
"The fourth fence I will build myself," he said.
The brothers got to work early and worked until very late at night.
They built three corrals and dug three ditches around the hut, and it took them three days to complete the work. Stone boy hadn't done a thing towards building his fence yet, and there were only two days more left before the charge of the buffalo would commence.
Still the boy didn't seem to bother himself about the fence.
Instead he had his mother continually cutting arrow sticks, and as fast as she could bring them he would shape them, feather and head them.
So by the time his uncles had their fences and corrals finished he had a thousand arrows finished for each of his uncles.
The last two days they had to wait, the uncles joined him and they finished several thousand more arrows.
The evening before the fifth day he told his uncles to put up four posts, so they could use them as seats from which to shoot.
While they were doing this, Stone boy went out to scout and see how things looked.
At daylight he came hurriedly in saying, "You had better get to the first corral; they are coming."
"You haven't built your fence, nephew." Whereupon Stone boy said: "I will build it in time; don't worry, uncle."
The dust on the hillsides rose as great clouds of smoke from a forest fire.
Soon the leaders of the charge came in sight, and upon seeing the timber stockade they gave forth a great snort or roar that fairly shook the earth.
Thousands upon thousands of mad buffalo charged upon the little fort.
The leaders hit the first stockade and it soon gave way.
The maddened buffalo pushed forward by the thousands behind them; plunged forward, only to fall into the first ditch and be trampled to death by those behind them.
The brothers were not slow in using their arrows, and many a noble beast went down before their deadly aim with a little flint pointed arrow buried deep in his heart.
The second stockade stood their charge a little longer than did the first, but finally this gave way, and the leaders pushed on through, only to fall into the second ditch and meet a similar fate to those in the first.
The brothers commenced to look anxiously towards their nephew, as there was only one more stockade left, and the second ditch was nearly bridged over with dead buffalo, with the now thrice maddened buffalo attacking the last stockade more furiously than before, as they could see the little hut through the openings in the corral.
"Come in, uncles," shouted Stone boy.
They obeyed him, and stepping to the center he said: "Watch me build my fence."
Suiting the words, he took from his belt an arrow with a white stone fastened to the point and fastening it to his bow, he shot it high in the air. Straight up into the air it went, for two or three thousand feet, then seemed to stop suddenly and turned with point down and descended as swiftly as it had ascended.
Upon striking the ground a high stone wall arose, enclosing the hut and all who were inside. Just then the buffalo broke the last stockade only to fill the last ditch up again.
In vain did the leaders butt the stone wall.
They hurt themselves, broke their horns and mashed their snouts, but could not even scar the wall.
The uncles and Stone boy in the meantime rained arrows of death into their ranks.
When the buffalo chief saw what they had to contend with, he ordered the fight off.
The crier or herald sang out: "Come away, come away, Stone boy and his uncles will kill all of us."
So the buffalo withdrew, leaving over two thousand of their dead and wounded on the field, only to be skinned and put away for the feasts of Stone boy and his uncles, who lived to be great chiefs of their own tribe,
and whose many relations soon joined them on the banks of Stone Boy Creek.
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2023.06.02 00:27 RIPNINAFLOWERS Found some old newspaper clippings from the 90s (I think) whilst pulling up floorboards today

Found some old newspaper clippings from the 90s (I think) whilst pulling up floorboards today
For that matter could anyone enlighten me as to why I am finding so much newspaper beneath the floorboards? Surely they not to act as some sort of insulation?!
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2023.06.02 00:26 Tribiani94 Blatantly racist tweet from an NAACP President

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2023.06.02 00:15 crypticcollaborator [H] Over 350 games, including Monster Hunter: World, Deep Rock Galactic, Doom Eternal, Fallout 76, Deathloop [W] Street Fighter 6, Skyrim VR, Fallout 4 VR, other interesting VR games, TF2 keys, Will trade multiple games for high value games

cryptid's Tradable https://barter.vg72d3/t/?filter=0,9,0
Praey for the Gods
Monster Hunter: World
Syberia - The World Before
Devil May Cry 5
Deep Rock Galactic
Orcs Must Die! 3
DOOM Eternal
Devil May Cry HD Collection
River City Girls
Mafia: Definitive Edition
Baba Is You
Planet Zoo
Ion Fury
Gang Beasts
Wasteland 3
Desperados III
Destroy All Humans!
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous - Enhanced Edition
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated
Ghost of a Tale
Sunset Overdrive
House Flipper
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
The Last Campfire
Batora: Lost Haven
We Were Here Together
Metro Exodus
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning
Necromunda: Hired Gun
Fallout 76
The Dungeon Of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet Of Chaos
Monster Sanctuary
Monument Valley
The Surge 2
Project Wingman
Dread Templar
Pumpkin Jack
Hedon Bloodrite
Monument Valley 2
Second Extinction™
The Long Dark
Surviving the Aftermath
Phoenix Point
The Falconeer
Tribes of Midgard
Eldest Souls
Sonic Mania
Project Winter
The Survivalists
Heat Signature
The Henry Stickmin Collection
Monster Train
We Need To Go Deeper
Forgive Me Father
Shady Part of Me
Shortest Trip to Earth
People Playground
Black Book
Cube Escape Collection
Raji: An Ancient Epic
Sid Meier's Civilization VI
Yes, Your Grace
Them's Fightin' Herds
Disciples: Liberation
Partisans 1941
Styx: Shards of Darkness
Car Mechanic Simulator 2018
Wizard of Legend
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - Aiko's Choice
Borderlands 3: Super Deluxe Edition
Kingdom Two Crowns
Grow: Song of the Evertree
Drake Hollow
Street Fighter V
FTL: Faster Than Light
Maid of Sker
WRATH: Aeon of Ruin
Fobia - St. Dinfna Hotel
Secret Neighbor
DmC Devil May Cry
Chicken Police
The Darkside Detective
Siege Survival: Gloria Victis
Greak: Memories of Azur
BioShock: The Collection
Just Cause 4 Complete Edition
Finding Paradise
Ultra Street Fighter IV
Red Solstice 2: Survivors
Sunless Sea
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
Resident Evil Revelations
Call of the Sea
Blade Assault
I Am Fish
If Found
ATOM RPG Trudograd
Crown Trick
Raw Data
OlliOlli World Rad Edition
Project Warlock
Hokko Life
Save Room - Organization Puzzle
In Sound Mind
Paradise Killer
Police Stories
HITMAN: Game of the Year Edition
The Serpent Rogue
Legend of Keepers
Torchlight II
Due Process
Necronator: Dead Wrong
Before We Leave
Not Tonight
First Class Trouble
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
Rebel Cops
Railroad Corporation
Bee Simulator
Tools Up!
Mind Scanners
CROSSBOW: Bloodnight
Beyond The Wire
Sundered: Eldritch Edition
John Wick Hex
Mad Experiments: Escape Room
Orcs Must Die! 2
As Far As The Eye
Black Future '88
Ittle Dew
Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition Pirates of the Sword Coast
Five Dates
Undead Horde
X Rebirth
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine
Conan Chop Chop
Farmer's Dynasty
Nowhere Prophet
Orcs Must Die 2 - Complete Pack
Kill It With Fire
Nex Machina
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos
AI War 2
8Doors: Arum's Afterlife Adventure
Tooth and Tail
Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek
Jurassic World Evolution - Deluxe DLC
Ring of Pain
Post Void
Blue Fire
In Other Waters
At Eve's Wake
Super Magbot
Tower of Time
ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery)
Morbid: The Seven Acolytes
The Golf Club 2019 Featuring PGA TOUR
Knights of Pen and Paper 2 - Here Be Dragons
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden - Fan Edition
Pizza Connection 3
Sprint Vector
Lawn Mowing Simulator
Tyranny - Deluxe Edition
Cannibal Cuisine
Nimbatus - The Space Drone Constructor
Railway Empire
Midnight Protocol
Tales of the Tiny Planet
Emily is Away <3
The Doctor Who Cloned Me
The Lovable Rogues Pack
Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! HD
Lust from Beyond: M Edition
Hard Reset Redux
Neon Chrome
FRAMED Collection
Paradise Lost
Duke Nukem Forever
Duke Nukem Forever: Hail to the Icons Parody Pack
Epic Chef
Out of Space
Syberia 3
Surviving Mars
Hidden & Dangerous 2: Courage Under Fire
CivCity: Rome
Baby Dino Adventures
XCOM 2: Reinforcement Pack
Hero Defense
WWE 2K BATTLEGROUNDS - Ultimate Brawlers Pass
West of Dead
Möbius Front '83
The Way
112 Operator
This War of Mine
Lust for Darkness
shapez - Puzzle DLC
F1 2018
Evoland Legendary Edition
Aviary Attorney
Treasure Temples
Journey For Elysium
Golf Gang
The Walking Dead Onslaught Deluxe Edition
Army Men RTS
BATTLETECH - Shadow Hawk Pack
State of Mind
Rayon Riddles - Rise of the Goblin King
Deadly Days
Fling to the Finish
GRIP: Combat Racing
ibb & obb - Best Friends Forever Double Pack
Radio Commander
XCOM 2: Resistance Warrior Pack
Hidden & Dangerous: Action Pack
Evan's Remains
Swords and Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon
Paw Paw Paw
Iron Danger
The Amazing American Circus
GARAGE: Bad Trip
Railroad Tycoon 2: Platinum
AWAKE - Definitive Edition
Swag and Sorcery
Popup Dungeon
The Ambassador: Fractured Timelines
Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!
Between the Stars
Battlestar Galactica Deadlock
Amnesia Collection
Tropico 4 Collector's Bundle
Sid Meier's Railroads!
Star Vikings Forever
Syberia 3 Deluxe Edition with An Automaton with a plan DLC
Fury Unleashed
Moon Hunters
Treasure Hunter Simulator
Go Home Dinosaurs!
GemCraft - Chasing Shadows
Layers of Fear (2016)
Cygon Customisation Pack
Corridor Z
Family Man
Yoku's Island Express
Crying Suns
System Shock: Enhanced Edition
Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?!
Railroad Tycoon 3
Vintek Customisation Pack
Terra Customisation Pack
X-COM: Complete Pack
Knights of Pen and Paper 2 - Deluxiest Edition
ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove
1993 Space Machine
911 Operator
Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons
Out of Reach: Treasure Royale
X-Morph: Defense Complete Pack
Golf With Your Friends - OST
Chroma Squad
Click and Slay
Guts and Glory
Driftland: The Magic Revival
Valhalla Hills
Jagged Alliance 2 - Wildfire
Broken Age
Roarr! Jurassic Edition
Hiveswap Friendsim
Telefrag VR
Ruins to Rumble
AI War: Fleet Command
Last Resort Island
Draw Slasher
Boreal Blade
Crash Drive 2
Dear Esther: Landmark Edition
Drawful 2
Orbital Racer
Oh My Gore!
A New Beginning - Final Cut
Patrician IV: Steam Special Edition
GameGuru Classic
Slinger VR
Earth 2160
Wanderlust Travel Stories
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2023.06.02 00:12 NotSteve1075 An Italian "CELERE SCRITTURA"

(Wow, this board just hit 340 members today!)
I tell ya, it's a bit disarming to search for something on Google and the first things that pop up are articles that I WROTE! But that's the Internet, I guess!
In a discussion with u/amigodenil, I was remembering seeing an alphabet for an Italian system that I thought looked interesting. The image I've got just says "Celere Scrittura" which just means "fast writing" in Italian, but it didn't indicate the author's name.
I couldn't remember where I had seen it. (I used to just put any interesting alphabet I found into my Alphabets file, for future reference, without noting where I'd found it, back before I ever thought I'd be doing THIS.)
Doing a Google search for it again (and finding the articles that I wrote!) it came up again looking like it was the system designed by Eduardo TUCCI, whose book is still offered for sale at a decent price by Italian bookstores, several of which were listed.
When books I order from the UK can take MONTHS to get here, I'm reluctant to try ordering from Italy. (Strangely, books from India don't take anywhere near as long. Maybe because I'm on the West Coast?)
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2023.06.01 23:58 Icy_Appointment8852 [Diplomacy] Bit by bit, the Goose is cooked; Middle Eastern Malarkey Part 1.

An unofficial meeting with the Saudi Ambassador to Turkey, in an undisclosed location, with a representative of the Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Dear friend.
The security situation in the region is rapidly escalating, and reports secured by the Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations (Mossad) have led us to conclude that the fundamental interests of both of our nations are under threat from the Iranian regime, and their puppets across the whole region. It would be unsuitable to let the Iranian sabre rattling continue without a strong response.
Negotiations to establish official diplomatic relations have been ongoing since 2023. It is of importance for both of our Governments to establish relations in the short term, therefore we propose that relations are established by the end of 2024, with embassies established in Riyadh and Tel Aviv by December.
Secondly, it is clear that relations between Palestine and Saudi Arabia have been rapidly deteriorating since 2016, due to disputes with the Palestinian authority. It is clear that the authority does not represent the wishes of the Palestinian people, therefore if the Saudi Government was to withdraw support from it, Israel would be in a position to significantly improve conditions for the occupants of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. This would take the wind out of the sails of Hamas (funded by Iran).
Israel is willing to co-operate with Saudi Arabia on improving conditions for the large community of Arabs, and eliminate Iranian influence in the region, but only if Saudi Arabia ends all funding of the Palestinian Authority, and supports Israeli corrective action to improve conditions.
We look forward to discussing these proposals. Let us not forget, that Iran is a common threat to all of us. Let us work together to eliminate them.
An official summit between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel, & Ministers of Egypt and Jordan in Tel Aviv to discuss "economic ties in the region"
Dear friends,
The Iranian regime has threatened to undermine the stability in the region once more by withdrawing from the comprehensive NPT. It is an existential threat to all three of us and their actions must be met with the strongest possible consequences.
Their influence over the Palestinian Authority cannot be dismissed. It is effectively an Iranian puppet extremely close to all of our nations, and this destabilizing effect cannot be understated. Israel is willing to make concessions and provide significantly improved conditions for Arabs in Israel, and the territories including Gaza and the West Bank.
In exchange, we wish for Egypt and Jordan to withdraw all support from the Palestinian Authority. If this is possible, we will not oppose the US granting support to your two nations in the near future, in order to prevent an expansion of Iranian influence in the region.
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2023.06.01 23:55 -caughtlurking- Rose Bush help

Rose Bush help
I know this Bush needs attention but I don't know where and how to start. In layman's terms can y'all give me some advice? It's growing like crazy and makes flowers year-round in South Carolina near the ocean. It gets light from the west every afternoon. I don't fertilize it or anything and my dogs like to pee on it. I just want to make it look better and less crazy.
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2023.06.01 23:46 NikoEatsPancakes Full-Depth Vaginoplasty at GRS Montreal with Dr. Laungani, Part 1: Day -4

Disclaimer before I get going here that this is going to be long and verbose, because that's what I found to be the most helpful in my own research. I've labelled various sections to hopefully make this more digestible.


When I started the long journey of pursuing GRS in February last year, I made extensive use of community resources to learn about the various procedures, surgeons, and methods out there. After narrowing down my choice to GRS Montreal, I continued browsing resources to learn about their team and what to expect. This was a huge help in soothing my anxieties and curiosities about surgery, and so as I am now nearly at the finish line, it feels right to give back to the community and share my experience.
In this first post, I hope to share what the process looks like as an Ontarian in the time leading up to surgery.

Beginning the process, February 2022

I am very fortunate to have a clinic in my city with a dedicated trans health care team that knows their stuff. Because of this, there was very little confusion in the application process. The first step would be to acquire provincial funding through OHIP; there are various requirements for this that you can look up, but I met all of them at the time. That being said, they were concerned that because I had an involuntary hospitalization last November, my mental health might disqualify me for funding, even though I was mentally in one of the best places I'd ever been by that February (new antidepressants that actually worked, started my path towards education again -- overall things were looking fantastic for me at this point). I was able to connect my psychologist with them to sort this concern out, but it was a very scary learning experience: you have to be in a good mental state for them to be satisfied to proceed with funding. There's probably something to be said about how messed up it is that dysphoria-induced suicidal thoughts can disqualify you from a surgery that resolves that dysphoria, but that's for another post.
By the end of March 2022, my application for provincial funding for OHIP was received by the Ontario Ministry of Health. Little did I know that this was going to take a while.

A really, really long time of waiting, March - October 2022

As is often the case with the Ontario health care system, OHIP applications for surgery funding were severely backed up in the wake of the pandemic. I'm not gonna sugarcoat it, this wait was brutal, and if you go to transontario posts from around this time you'll see a whole bunch of people stuck in the same boat where they were waiting nearly a year for the government just to respond to their funding applications. I frequently sent emails to the SRS program (you can reach them at [email protected]) asking about the status of my application, which ultimately wasn't super helpful, but they did tell me which months of the backlog they were working through at least. My application was eventually approved September 26th, 2022, but I wasn't told by anyone until I inquired again with the Ministry in mid-October. The good news is that this part of the process has seemingly improved quite a bit from when I had to do it. Applications seem to be approved in 4-6 months now, significantly more palatable than the 9-12 months that was often seen.
My advice for this part: once your application is in, try to put it to the back of your mind as best you can. Don't obsess over it like I did. Time passed fastest when I was just living my life, not constantly checking reddit and emailing the Ministry for updates. Only send emails once it feels like you should've gotten an update.

I Can't Believe It's More Waiting, October 2022 - April 2023

Before I get started here, I have to stress this was not Montreal's fault and was entirely caused by my own mismanaged expectations.
If you thought you were close to the finish line, bad news, bucko. You now get to wait on the preoperative team at GRS Montreal to evaluate your file. Once they've received your OHIP approval, they'll contact you to let you know that you have to send them a bunch of additional documents. These include:
Whew, that's a lot. Now, I prepared for this beforehand and had already send a lot of these documents during the OHIP waiting period because I was extremely antsy; don't do this. I ended up having to redo several forms because they ended up being too old. Only send them forms once they actually ask for the forms.
By the end of October, my file was sent to the pre-operative team for evaluation. I was told this would be a 6-10 month wait, which I thought was a really long estimate given I'd heard of other people being approved much faster. Nope, it actually took 6 months. I think this might have been because I misunderstood that some people getting approval faster were in the process for top surgery, but never looked into it too much. I got really antsy here and thought something was wrong when in reality it was completely fine; when they tell you 6-10 months, expect 6-10 months. I sent them way too many emails during this period because of how anxious I was (thanks for putting up with me, Brenda). Don't do this.

The finish line, May 2023

Late April 2023, I was sent an email from the pre-op team with a whole bunch of questions. This was basically to make sure that the information provided was still accurate, checking up on a few minor health concerns (I have asthma and chronic back pain, so they wanted to be sure those would be managed), checking surgery availability, making sure I'd have an okay environment to recover in, etc. Nothing crazy here but I got really excited because this was the first time they'd reached out in a while.
On May 1st, they confirmed that my file was complete and that I would get a call soon to schedule surgery dates. I was called the next day and asked when I would be available for surgery; given I'm going into university next fall, I asked for it to be as soon as possible and was offered a date of June 5th with Dr. Alex Laungani, which I accepted.
A brief note on Laungani: while he doesn't have nearly as many results posted online compared to Brassard, I was completely happy going with him due to his fairly prestigious record and a few anecdotes of very happy patients. It does bug me a little bit that I couldn't find out as much about his results as I wanted to, but I still have confidence I'm in good hands.
If the waiting before was brutal, waiting while knowing the exact date of your surgery is mega brutal. Not gonna lie, I'm extremely lucky that Tears of the Kingdom released during this period, which made it a lot easier. Same idea as before applies: the time goes by a lot quicker when you're not thinking about it, even if that's going to be extremely difficult by this point.
For transportation, I'm opting to fly there and back. I live in Southwest Ontario, and it would be about an 8-ish hour drive if I'm lucky. Flying cuts this down to a bit over 3 hours including a 1 hour layover. This was a lot more expensive than I expected for a domestic round trip, and I ended up paying over $700 CAD just for the flights. I was okay with this because I had been saving since I decided I was getting surgery, but just be aware that this option can be really expensive if you go for it.
Speaking of expenses, there are some random expenses here and there that you're going to have to pay for. There's a list of aftercare items I had to buy (you can find these on their website in one of the vaginoplasty booklets) that ended up being around $140 CAD, I had to pay $75 for post-operative medication, and I'll have to pay a $50 deposit for the hotel once I'm there (the hotel stay itself is covered). Food is covered once I'm at the hotel seemingly through a $50/day Uber Eats credit.

Where I'm at today, June 1st, 2023

Excited, antsy, a bit nervous. The fact that this is actually happening is starting to hit; before now it felt distant, like a pipe dream. Not really worried about the plane flight itself, not really worried about anything going super wrong in the surgery, but it's a big life change that will be my focus for the next few months during recovery. Probably should start loading up my Steam Deck with games instead of writing up reddit posts, to be honest.
That's all for this one. I'll write again, I dunno, whenever I feel like it to be honest lol. Maybe once I'm back home from surgery, maybe while I'm bored in the recovery home; we'll see how much energy I have to actually do stuff. I extend a massive thank you to everyone who's shared their experiences in the past, and I hope this post and the ones to follow will prove helpful to prospective patients at GRS Montreal.
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2023.06.01 23:41 Ropeandhope69420 Columbia SC

Does anyone here claim Harbison state forest as their home trails? If so do you have a reliable way of checking trail conditions? Drove a half hour on a beautiful cloudy day only to discover trails were closed. Also any other recommendations for solid places to ride? I’m in the area for awhile. Thanks.
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2023.06.01 23:41 LamarcusAldrige1234 Trying to make sense of the scheduling announcements so far for the first 3 Saturdays of the college football season

Week 1
Late Night SHSU @ BYU ID ST @ SDSU

Late Night CC @ UCLA N. AZ @ AZ
- This is just the Saturday schedule. It does not include the multitude of games scheduled on that Thursday, Friday, Sunday, or Monday.
- Some of the biggest games being broadcast outside of Saturday include: Nebraska @ Minnesota, Florida @ Utah, Kent State @ UCF, Louisville vs. Georgia Tech, Northwestern @ Rutgers, Oregon State @ San Jose State, LSU vs. Florida State, and Clemson @ Duke
- There are more streaming only games now than ever before. Every SEC team going forward has to have 1 game on ESPN+, and Peacock has the exclusive rights to 8 Big 10 home games plus 1 Notre Dame game a season.
- The first Saturday sees streaming exclusive games like: ECU @ Michigan, Mercer @ Ole Miss, UNI @ Iowa State, Colgate @ Syracuse, West Carolina @ Arkansas, UT Martin @ Georgia, Southeast Missouri @ Kansas State, Eastern Kentucky @ Cincinnati, Texas State @ Baylor, and Central Arkansas @ Oklahoma State.
- A big reason why so many of these games are going to streaming in Week 1 is that ESPN2 will only be broadcasting the US Open during this weekend.
- CBS is going to have an insane schedule this year. They are balancing the SEC's #1 games for the final season with 7 Big 10 games across the season, as well as the Mountain West's #1 games as well. This in-between year might create a big of confusion and less consistency in 2023 as to what games are where.
Week 2
Late Night STAN @ USC OK ST @ AZ ST

- Streaming exclusive games this week include: Delaware @ Penn State, Holy Cross @ Boston College, SC State @ Georgia Tech, Eastern Kentucky @ Kentucky, SMU @ Oklahoma, Duquesne @ West Virginia, Lafayette @ Duke, Middle Tennessee @ Missouri, Grambling State @ LSU, Furman @ South Carolina, Nicholls State @ TCU, Southern Utah @ BYU, and Austin Peay @ Tennessee
- ESPN's late afternoon Saturday window is booked by the Women's US Open Final
- There are still a few games which do not have times set including: Illinois @ Kansas, Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh, Western Michigan @ Syracuse and Houston @ Rice. You would assume a few of those end up in the open ESPN2/ESPNU slots. There is also a slot reserved for a game on ESPN Friday Night that has yet to be filled.
Week 3

Late Night COL ST @ COL UTEP @ AZ
- Streaming exclusive games this week include: Washington @ Michigan State, LIU @ Baylor, South Alabama @ Oklahoma State, Tarleton State @ Texas Tech, Samford @ Auburn, Miami (Ohio) @ Cincinnati, and Villanova @ UCF.
- The only game which has yet to have a time announced is VMI @ NC State, which likely could fill in the early window on ACC Network.
- Wyoming @ Texas is being broadcast on the Longhorn Network
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2023.06.01 23:37 hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmnnn Richland Mall, Columbia SC

Richland Mall, Columbia SC
Shots taken from the top of the mall. I’ve been trying to get in legally for a while. Attempting to contact some security guards o7. If anybody knows other avenues of legally getting in let me know.
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2023.06.01 23:32 After-Trifle-1437 First time drawing the U.S. from memory as a European. It's pretty bad.

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2023.06.01 23:18 Summerslam2020 Found keys

2 keys found on the bike path just west of Westboro beach earlier today around noon.
I live at the condos near the beach, and wish to make sure you get them back.
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2023.06.01 23:12 snootypoodlepoo Kenosha family history & ancestry

Kenosha family history & ancestry
Hello everyone!
I’m a genealogist & I am trained in discovering local Wisconsin family lineages and stories through vital records, census records, and newspapers.
This is the interest form I put together for anyone interested in learning more about their personal Wisconsin family history. I create family trees, ancestral maps, and historical road trip itineraries based on YOUR personal family history! It’s a great way to connect with your heritage and wonderful knowledge pass down to future generations.
LINK TO INTEREST FORM: Family History Interest Form
Here are some things you can discover from my research:
  • Newspaper articles about your ancestors (Crime? Scandal? Who knows!)
  • Custom ancestral mapping showing your approximate ethnic admixture
  • Most common causes of death in your family history
  • United States migration mapping showing how your ancestors migrated throughout the country
  • Your great-great-great grandparents’ names
  • Most popular professions and careers in your family history
  • Photographs of your ancestors you have never seen before (Found in Newspaper archives, I have subscriptions to several newspaper websites)
I have a degree in Anthropology and have spent several years working for a professional genealogy company. I have been working as an individual genealogist for about 6 years. If you have any questions about my research, please fill out an interest form or email: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])
For those of you with ancestry outside of Wisconsin, please send me a message. I’d be happy to help you or direct you to a better suited genealogist. Thanks!
Ancestral Origins Map Example
USA Origins Map Example
LINK TO INTEREST FORM: Family History Interest Form
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