Historie Speed ​​Dating

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Whose weapons are better - Americans' or Russians'?

2020.09.26 16:56 MIGelDiablOelCorazon Whose weapons are better - Americans' or Russians'?

Whose weapons are better - Americans' or Russians'?

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Russian weapons are generally simpler in design and more mobile. For too long the West believed that the Soviets made simple weapons because they were too unsophisticated to make complex ones. Now the West realizes that the simplicity bespeaks a high state of engineering skill.

#1 Small firearms

One of the earliest Soviet Army issue handguns was the Tokarev or "TT" automatic pistol. (Note that in this context the term "automatic" refers to the loading process, not the firing process. Users of so-called "automatic" pistols must still pull the trigger for every shot fired.) Outwardly the Tokarev was utilitarian and unattractive—in other words, fitting very much into the Soviet military aesthetic. Like most Soviet weapons it was dead simple
Russia's service handguns are simple, rugged and reliable, made to be built—and used—in wartime. While they may lack the amenities found in many modern American pistols, such as the U.S. Army's new M17 Modular Handgun System, an emphasis on functionality means they will get the job done under extreme conditions. So newer Russian PL-15 “Lebedev” or “Udav” handgun are better than M17.

#2 Russian weapons are meant to work – they are workhorses and cheap

A third-world country can outfit 10 soldiers using Russian gear for the cost of equipping 1 man with American weaponry. And the Russian jets are better than the western jets at the time of war because they are more rugged, easy to repair, and cheaper to manufacture, and therefore, the Russian could just keep making more jets as the jets are lost.
The Nationalinterest claims, the Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E is the by far the best operational fighter aircraft Russia has produced to date. An advanced derivative of the original Soviet-era Su-27, the new Flanker variant is high flying, fast and carries an enormous payload. That, combined with its advanced suite of avionics, makes the Su-35 an extremely dangerous foe to any U.S. fighter, with the exception of the stealthy Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor. And the price of Su-35 is much more less than expensive F-22.
As an air-superiority fighter, the Su-35’s major advantages are its combination of high altitude capability and blistering speed—which allow the fighter to impart the maximum possible amount of launch energy to its arsenal of long-range air-to-air missiles. During an air battle, the Su-35 would launch its missiles from high supersonic speeds around Mach 1.5 at altitudes greater than 45,000 ft. It also has three-dimensional thrust vectoring—which gives it exceptional maneuverability, advanced avionics and a powerful jamming capability.
Su-35 fighter is better than the American F-15. The Su-35 boasts an infrared search and track system (IRST), which allows it to determine the general position of aircraft within a fifty kilometer radius—potentially quite useful for detecting stealth aircraft at shorter ranges. The F-15 doesn’t have an IRST.
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force is keen to acquire the new jet and there have been reports that North Korea would also like to buy some number of Su-35s. As the Su-35 begins enter service in numbers, additional customers are likely to start lining up to buy the new fighter.
Russia's Su-57 stealth fighter is a more versatile and a better ground-attacker than America's own F-22 is, one of Russia's top warplane-designers insisted. The Nationalinterest claims, F-22 lacks the capability to strike ground targets compared to the Su-57.

# 3 Lets nuke them

In the entire history of the human race, there has never been a weapon as destructive as the Russian SS-18 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). To understand the true power of this doomsday weapon, try comparing it to the nuclear warhead the United States used to obliterate Hiroshima.
The Hiroshima bomb had an explosive yield of ‘only’ 15 kilo tonnes (KT) or 15,000 tonnes of TNT equivalent, and yet it killed 70,000 people. In comparison, a single SS-18 carries up to 10 separate nuclear warheads of around 750 KT each. Some missiles are armed with one humongous 20,000 KT warhead.
But that was Soviet period of Russia. What now?
Russia possesses heavy land-based, liquid-fuelled ICBMs. The R-36M2 Voevoda (NATO reporting name: SS-18 Mod 5, Satan). It can carry up to ten warheads with a capacity of up to 750 KT each.
The New Start Treaty, signed on April 8, 2010, by Presidents Obama and Medvedev, reduces each country’s number of nuclear warheads to 1,550. The number of deployed intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and heavy strategic bombers is limited to seven hundred. According to data published by the U.S. Department of State on April 1, both parties are at or near the stated figures. The United States possesses 741 deployed launchers equipped with 1,481 nuclear warheads, while Russia possesses 521 launchers equipped with 1,735 nuclear warheads. The difference is insignificant, and does not affect the strategic balance. Russia has fewer launchers at the moment, but this disparity is due to the fact that ICBMs that carry MIRVs (multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles) have a wider range of application—one ICBM can carry up to ten warheads.


Sources:
#1 https://www.wearethemighty.com/news/russian-combat-sidearms-are-built-for-tough-bloody-wars
#2
https://nationalinterest.org/feature/5-russian-weapons-war-america-should-fear-12016
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/air-battle-russias-su-57-vs-americas-stealth-f-22-which-better-36012
https://nationalinterest.org/feature/russias-lethal-su-35-fighter-better-the-american-f-15-17333

#3
https://nationalinterest.org/feature/these-russian-nukes-are-better-americas-15926
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2020.09.26 11:39 amusedcoconut What’s your reading speed in your target languages?

So I’ve been reading a bit more authentic materials recently after burning out on studying with textbooks and initially was a little disappointed by my reading speed, and thus my progress through the books.
One of the encouraging things I’ve noticed tho is how only a couple of chapters in I already feel like I’m reading faster. I think this is a combination of getting into the swing of it and getting familiar with the vocab in the book, which often tends to repeat.
I’ve kind of given myself permission to look up nearly everything (at least at the beginning). I put these in my Pleco flashcards and do quick reviews which is really helping me get the pronunciation down too (I tend to look up words if I’ve forgotten the pinyin even if I remember the meaning). This obviously made it very slow at first, literally 1 page in 30 mins! However even a couple of chapters that’s down to around 15 or 20 mins a page and I have the stamina to read a couple of pages in a day, not just one like I started.
I bought a short bilingual novel a few weeks ago and the first few pages were painful. I thought my reading speed would be much faster than Chinese, and it was - a bit. I found myself missing the Chinese characters - Korean has a lot of homonyms and more complicated grammar and since I was a beginner I’ve always found myself looking up words in the dictionary only to discover I know it.
In that short story I would say at the beginning it took me 15 or 20 mins to read a page, by the end I was more familiar with the vocab and I was probably down to 10 mins or less a page.
I’ve since starting another book in Korean, this one is a historical/political book about North Korea. I’ve studied some Korean history in Korean before but there is a lot of quite academic vocabulary and I find myself looking up a lot of words and double checking a lot more. I’m still at the beginning but I think I’m above the 10 mins per page, maybe closer to 15.
For the record I’m enjoying all these books, I don’t find the pace too painful or frustrating.
TLDR; Some thoughts : - I feel like my speed and comfort is improving fast, like I can feel the difference after each book - For first books, choose ones with short chapters to stay motivated - Fiction is often harder than non-fiction because of descriptions and literary styles - Give yourself time to get used to a new genre of theme of book and it’s related vocabulary - You don’t get good/fast/comfortable reading in your target language until you do it, regardless of what your level is when you start - Flashcards can help but only do this if they are not time consuming to make (why I don’t for korean but I do for chinese) and do NOT aim to memorise them - Reading is a natural SRS system you will learn words naturally through exposure - Be aware of the difference between intensive reading and extensive reading and make conscious choices about which one you want to do
I hadn’t planned on giving “tips” as such because I feel like I could still use plenty myself, I actually came here to ask questions!
Do you keep track (vaguely) of your progress in reading? Am I crazy taking 10 or 15 mins to read a page of my book? :) Was your first book in your target language painful? Did it get a lot better after that? What level were you when you started reading novels or books for natives?
I’m very interested to hear everyone’s experiences!
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2020.09.26 06:29 Lelandt50 Emotionally confused, help please

A little over two weeks ago, I found evidence that my GF had been cheating on me. With at least two other men. I reacted poorly to say the least. I kicked her out, threw her stuff out, texted out the pics I found to others, and sent her the meanest texts I could think of. She filed a PFA as a result, and that PFA went into effect for three years after the hearing this past Wednesday. At the hearing, I learned that she wanted a non-standard PFA. One where we could still communicate, but I couldn’t do the things that caused her to get the PFA. She also expressed that she would like an apology from me. I was frozen with guilt and shame, and my lawyer insisted we accept a normal PFA (for risk of getting in trouble with an ambiguous PFA). He also insisted that I not apologize (for risk of admitting guilt). It all seemed to happen so fast and then it was over. If I wasn’t frozen with anxiety and shame, I would have gladly accepted her terms. I so much want to apologize for what I did, and I wish the line of communication was still open. At the very minimum I think this would help both us heal the pain.
To offer a bit more context to the story, I think I should mention some of our history. We had been together for 8-9 months, and both of us are addicts trying to recover. She has had a more difficult time maintaining her sobriety. Before our first date, she had recently gotten out of rehab then relapsed. She went to detox in the hospital shortly after we began dating. Her parents wouldn’t let her move back into the house she rented from them unless she successfully completed rehab. She moved in with me instead. To her credit, she was sober for nearly 90 days. She began drinking again, and it was extremely difficult. She trashed my apartment one night, cut herself and left blood everywhere, and eventually went back to rehab. I’ll speed the story along, but she got kicked out of rehab, resumed drinking quickly after coming back, and ended up wrecking her car 2-3 times over the summer. I had a lot of suspicions of lying and infidelity. I have never been a jealous partner, but my gut told me some odd stuff was going on. Dirty men’s shirts in her laundry, texts from that same man the day I see the shirt. Hikes with different men without telling me up front. Rendezvous with ex bfs that made no sense. Wearing jewelry that said “I love you more than yesterday, less than tomorrow” from an ex on a date we went on. Leaving photo booth pictures of her and an ex on my desk. A huge worry of me cheating too, even texts from other girls upset her greatly. Having a unisex shampoo in my shower triggered great suspicion from her. Also, she always expressed huge judgement of anyone who wasn’t faithful. These were all red flags to me. Anyway, I saw her photos, and confirmed my suspicions. Slept with another man when she went to New York early on in our relationship. Also went on a date with a man she claimed she just asked to get a ride from. I was devastated. I overreacted. For what it’s worth, I don’t harbor any feelings of anger toward her anymore. I just feel awful about how I acted. Despite everything, I am still totally in love with this woman. She is the love of my life. I don’t think she’ll ever forgive me, and that devastates me. I still worship the ground she walks on, and wish so much that I would have handled myself like an adult. Anyway, I just wanted to get that all off my chest. I’ve been feeling incredibly low since all of this has happened. A hug, holding her hand, or even just being able to talk to her, and know she’s okay. That would mean the world to me.
Where I’m left confused is knowing how I should feel, and exactly what my part in this was. I get the sense she is extremely angry at me still, and sees herself as a victim of me. That is all very real, I did some awful things to her, and nobody deserves to be treated the way I treated her. I feel awful about my behavior, and know that’s a reflection of who I am, not who she is. I am still deeply wounded by what I discovered. I honestly harbor no resentment toward her, but I am still very much reeling in pain. It feels especially devastating knowing how much I loved her. I did my best to take care of her through her addiction. Accompanied her on her way to rehab. I shared my home with her, I cooked for her, I cleaned for her, I helped her in every way I could because I adore her. Now I don’t resent doing any of these things for her, I did them as acts of love. But it just hurts so much knowing she was unfaithful given how good I was to her. It is the deepest betrayal I have ever known. It physically hurts. I’m left feeling like she’s the ultimate victim of this situation though. She’s never apologized for her infidelity, although she did email me and say that she’s sorry. She also mentioned that I’m only sorry with conditions. I’m not sure what that means, as I had not been given the chance to make an amends with the PFA, and I have never expressed any condition on an apology either. I am sorry for what I did, there was no excuse for it. I don’t like thinking of myself as a victim though, that’s implies I’m powerless over my situation. I refuse to believe that. I still want to reconcile with her, I’m still absolutely in love with her. I don’t want an apology from her, but I very much want to give her one, and try to mend the pain I had caused her. I want to give her a hug, and tell her I’m sorry, and that everything will bel okay. I fucking miss her so much. How do I get some perspective on this situation?
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2020.09.26 06:02 Lelandt50 Emotionally confused / devastated, please help

A little over two weeks ago, I found evidence that my GF had been cheating on me. With at least two other men. I reacted poorly to say the least. I kicked her out, threw her stuff out, texted out the pics I found to others, and sent her the meanest texts I could think of. She filed a PFA as a result, and that PFA went into effect for three years after the hearing this past Wednesday. At the hearing, I learned that she wanted a non-standard PFA. One where we could still communicate, but I couldn’t do the things that caused her to get the PFA. She also expressed that she would like an apology from me. I was frozen with guilt and shame, and my lawyer insisted we accept a normal PFA (for risk of getting in trouble with an ambiguous PFA). He also insisted that I not apologize (for risk of admitting guilt). It all seemed to happen so fast and then it was over. If I wasn’t frozen with anxiety and shame, I would have gladly accepted her terms. I so much want to apologize for what I did, and I wish the line of communication was still open. At the very minimum I think this would help both us heal the pain.
To offer a bit more context to the story, I think I should mention some of our history. We had been together for 8-9 months, and both of us are addicts trying to recover. She has had a more difficult time maintaining her sobriety. Before our first date, she had recently gotten out of rehab then relapsed. She went to detox in the hospital shortly after we began dating. Her parents wouldn’t let her move back into the house she rented from them unless she successfully completed rehab. She moved in with me instead. To her credit, she was sober for nearly 90 days. She began drinking again, and it was extremely difficult. She trashed my apartment one night, cut herself and left blood everywhere, and eventually went back to rehab. I’ll speed the story along, but she got kicked out of rehab, resumed drinking quickly after coming back, and ended up wrecking her car 2-3 times over the summer. I had a lot of suspicions of lying and infidelity. I have never been a jealous partner, but my gut told me some odd stuff was going on. Dirty men’s shirts in her laundry, texts from that same man the day I see the shirt. Hikes with different men without telling me up front. Rendezvous with ex bfs that made no sense. Wearing jewelry that said “I love you more than yesterday, less than tomorrow” from an ex on a date we went on. Leaving photo booth pictures of her and an ex on my desk. A huge worry of me cheating too, even texts from other girls upset her greatly. Having a unisex shampoo in my shower triggered great suspicion from her. Also, she always expressed huge judgement of anyone who wasn’t faithful. These were all red flags to me. Anyway, I saw her photos, and confirmed my suspicions. Slept with another man when she went to New York early on in our relationship. Also went on a date with a man she claimed she just asked to get a ride from. I was devastated. I overreacted. For what it’s worth, I don’t harbor any feelings of anger toward her anymore. I just feel awful about how I acted. Despite everything, I am still totally in love with this woman. She is the love of my life. I don’t think she’ll ever forgive me, and that devastates me. I still worship the ground she walks on, and wish so much that I would have handled myself like an adult. Anyway, I just wanted to get that all off my chest. I’ve been feeling incredibly low since all of this has happened. A hug, holding her hand, or even just being able to talk to her, and know she’s okay. That would mean the world to me.
Where I’m left confused is knowing how I should feel, and exactly what my part in this was. I get the sense she is extremely angry at me still, and sees herself as a victim of me. That is all very real, I did some awful things to her, and nobody deserves to be treated the way I treated her. I feel awful about my behavior, and know that’s a reflection of who I am, not who she is. I am still deeply wounded by what I discovered. I honestly harbor no resentment toward her, but I am still very much reeling in pain. It feels especially devastating knowing how much I loved her. I did my best to take care of her through her addiction. Accompanied her on her way to rehab. I shared my home with her, I cooked for her, I cleaned for her, I helped her in every way I could because I adore her. Now I don’t resent doing any of these things for her, I did them as acts of love. But it just hurts so much knowing she was unfaithful given how good I was to her. It is the deepest betrayal I have ever known. It physically hurts. I’m left feeling like she’s the ultimate victim of this situation though. She’s never apologized for her infidelity, although she did email me and say that she’s sorry. She also mentioned that I’m only sorry with conditions. I’m not sure what that means, as I had not been given the chance to make an amends with the PFA, and I have never expressed any condition on an apology either. I am sorry for what I did, there was no excuse for it. I don’t like thinking of myself as a victim though, that’s implies I’m powerless over my situation. I refuse to believe that. I still want to reconcile with her, I’m still absolutely in love with her. I don’t want an apology from her, but I very much want to give her one, and try to mend the pain I had caused her. I want to give her a hug, and tell her I’m sorry, and that everything will bel okay. I fucking miss her so much. How do I get some perspective on this situation?
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2020.09.26 05:50 Lelandt50 Emotionally confused / devastated. Please help me.

A little over two weeks ago, I found evidence that my GF had been cheating on me. With at least two other men. I reacted poorly to say the least. I kicked her out, threw her stuff out, texted out the pics I found to others, and sent her the meanest texts I could think of. She filed a PFA as a result, and that PFA went into effect for three years after the hearing this past Wednesday. At the hearing, I learned that she wanted a non-standard PFA. One where we could still communicate, but I couldn’t do the things that caused her to get the PFA. She also expressed that she would like an apology from me. I was frozen with guilt and shame, and my lawyer insisted we accept a normal PFA (for risk of getting in trouble with an ambiguous PFA). He also insisted that I not apologize (for risk of admitting guilt). It all seemed to happen so fast and then it was over. If I wasn’t frozen with anxiety and shame, I would have gladly accepted her terms. I so much want to apologize for what I did, and I wish the line of communication was still open. At the very minimum I think this would help both us heal the pain.
To offer a bit more context to the story, I think I should mention some of our history. We had been together for 8-9 months, and both of us are addicts trying to recover. She has had a more difficult time maintaining her sobriety. Before our first date, she had recently gotten out of rehab then relapsed. She went to detox in the hospital shortly after we began dating. Her parents wouldn’t let her move back into the house she rented from them unless she successfully completed rehab. She moved in with me instead. To her credit, she was sober for nearly 90 days. She began drinking again, and it was extremely difficult. She trashed my apartment one night, cut herself and left blood everywhere, and eventually went back to rehab. I’ll speed the story along, but she got kicked out of rehab, resumed drinking quickly after coming back, and ended up wrecking her car 2-3 times over the summer. I had a lot of suspicions of lying and infidelity. I have never been a jealous partner, but my gut told me some odd stuff was going on. Dirty men’s shirts in her laundry, texts from that same man the day I see the shirt. Hikes with different men without telling me up front. Rendezvous with ex bfs that made no sense. Wearing jewelry that said “I love you more than yesterday, less than tomorrow” from an ex on a date we went on. Leaving photo booth pictures of her and an ex on my desk. A huge worry of me cheating too, even texts from other girls upset her greatly. Having a unisex shampoo in my shower triggered great suspicion from her. Also, she always expressed huge judgement of anyone who wasn’t faithful. These were all red flags to me. Anyway, I saw her photos, and confirmed my suspicions. Slept with another man when she went to New York early on in our relationship. Also went on a date with a man she claimed she just asked to get a ride from. I was devastated. I overreacted. For what it’s worth, I don’t harbor any feelings of anger toward her anymore. I just feel awful about how I acted. Despite everything, I am still totally in love with this woman. She is the love of my life. I don’t think she’ll ever forgive me, and that devastates me. I still worship the ground she walks on, and wish so much that I would have handled myself like an adult. Anyway, I just wanted to get that all off my chest. I’ve been feeling incredibly low since all of this has happened. A hug, holding her hand, or even just being able to talk to her, and know she’s okay. That would mean the world to me.
Where I’m left confused is knowing how I should feel, and exactly what my part in this was. I get the sense she is extremely angry at me still, and sees herself as a victim of me. That is all very real, I did some awful things to her, and nobody deserves to be treated the way I treated her. I feel awful about my behavior, and know that’s a reflection of who I am, not who she is. I am still deeply wounded by what I discovered. I honestly harbor no resentment toward her, but I am still very much reeling in pain. It feels especially devastating knowing how much I loved her. I did my best to take care of her through her addiction. Accompanied her on her way to rehab. I shared my home with her, I cooked for her, I cleaned for her, I helped her in every way I could because I adore her. Now I don’t resent doing any of these things for her, I did them as acts of love. But it just hurts so much knowing she was unfaithful given how good I was to her. It is the deepest betrayal I have ever known. It physically hurts. I’m left feeling like she’s the ultimate victim of this situation though. She’s never apologized for her infidelity, although she did email me and say that she’s sorry. She also mentioned that I’m only sorry with conditions. I’m not sure what that means, as I had not been given the chance to make an amends with the PFA, and I have never expressed any condition on an apology either. I am sorry for what I did, there was no excuse for it. I don’t like thinking of myself as a victim though, that’s implies I’m powerless over my situation. I refuse to believe that. I still want to reconcile with her, I’m still absolutely in love with her. I don’t want an apology from her, but I very much want to give her one, and try to mend the pain I had caused her. I want to give her a hug, and tell her I’m sorry, and that everything will bel okay. I fucking miss her so much. How do I get some perspective on this situation?
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2020.09.26 05:00 Mister_Shot Emotionally confused, please help me

A little over two weeks ago, I found evidence that my GF had been cheating on me. With at least two other men. I reacted poorly to say the least. I kicked her out, threw her stuff out, texted out the pics I found to others, and sent her the meanest texts I could think of. She filed a PFA as a result, and that PFA went into effect for three years after the hearing this past Wednesday. At the hearing, I learned that she wanted a non-standard PFA. One where we could still communicate, but I couldn’t do the things that caused her to get the PFA. She also expressed that she would like an apology from me. I was frozen with guilt and shame, and my lawyer insisted we accept a normal PFA (for risk of getting in trouble with an ambiguous PFA). He also insisted that I not apologize (for risk of admitting guilt). It all seemed to happen so fast and then it was over. If I wasn’t frozen with anxiety and shame, I would have gladly accepted her terms. I so much want to apologize for what I did, and I wish the line of communication was still open. At the very minimum I think this would help both us heal the pain.
To offer a bit more context to the story, I think I should mention some of our history. We had been together for 8-9 months, and both of us are addicts trying to recover. She has had a more difficult time maintaining her sobriety. Before our first date, she had recently gotten out of rehab then relapsed. She went to detox in the hospital shortly after we began dating. Her parents wouldn’t let her move back into the house she rented from them unless she successfully completed rehab. She moved in with me instead. To her credit, she was sober for nearly 90 days. She began drinking again, and it was extremely difficult. She trashed my apartment one night, cut herself and left blood everywhere, and eventually went back to rehab. I’ll speed the story along, but she got kicked out of rehab, resumed drinking quickly after coming back, and ended up wrecking her car 2-3 times over the summer. I had a lot of suspicions of lying and infidelity. I have never been a jealous partner, but my gut told me some odd stuff was going on. Dirty men’s shirts in her laundry, texts from that same man the day I see the shirt. Hikes with different men without telling me up front. Rendezvous with ex bfs that made no sense. Wearing jewelry that said “I love you more than yesterday, less than tomorrow” from an ex on a date we went on. Leaving photo booth pictures of her and an ex on my desk. A huge worry of me cheating too, even texts from other girls upset her greatly. Having a unisex shampoo in my shower triggered great suspicion from her. Also, she always expressed huge judgement of anyone who wasn’t faithful. These were all red flags to me. Anyway, I saw her photos, and confirmed my suspicions. Slept with another man when she went to New York early on in our relationship. Also went on a date with a man she claimed she just asked to get a ride from. I was devastated. I overreacted. For what it’s worth, I don’t harbor any feelings of anger toward her anymore. I just feel awful about how I acted. Despite everything, I am still totally in love with this woman. She is the love of my life. I don’t think she’ll ever forgive me, and that devastates me. I still worship the ground she walks on, and wish so much that I would have handled myself like an adult. Anyway, I just wanted to get that all off my chest. I’ve been feeling incredibly low since all of this has happened. A hug, holding her hand, or even just being able to talk to her, and know she’s okay. That would mean the world to me.
Where I’m left confused is knowing how I should feel, and exactly what my part in this was. I get the sense she is extremely angry at me still, and sees herself as a victim of me. That is all very real, I did some awful things to her, and nobody deserves to be treated the way I treated her. I feel awful about my behavior, and know that’s a reflection of who I am, not who she is. I am still deeply wounded by what I discovered. I honestly harbor no resentment toward her, but I am still very much reeling in pain. It feels especially devastating knowing how much I loved her. I did my best to take care of her through her addiction. Accompanied her on her way to rehab. I shared my home with her, I cooked for her, I cleaned for her, I helped her in every way I could because I adore her. Now I don’t resent doing any of these things for her, I did them as acts of love. But it just hurts so much knowing she was unfaithful given how good I was to her. It is the deepest betrayal I have ever known. It physically hurts. I’m left feeling like she’s the ultimate victim of this situation though. She’s never apologized for her infidelity, although she did email me and say that she’s sorry. She also mentioned that I’m only sorry with conditions. I’m not sure what that means, as I had not been given the chance to make an amends with the PFA, and I have never expressed any condition on an apology either. I am sorry for what I did, there was no excuse for it. I don’t like thinking of myself as a victim though, that’s implies I’m powerless over my situation. I refuse to believe that. I still want to reconcile with her, I’m still absolutely in love with her still. I don’t want an apology from her, but I very much want to give her one, and try to mend the pain I had caused her. I want to give her a hug, and tell her I’m sorry, and that everything will bel okay. I fucking miss her so much. How do I get some perspective on this situation?
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2020.09.26 00:07 Araine07 [GILGAMESH] [FC] [LFM] [CASUAL] Gobbiebag Treasures looking to make friends!

Check out our Recruitment video -------> https://youtu.be/A_XtiPdNt-s

Who we are:
We’re a ragtag group of people who all come from a variety of backgrounds & have a variety of careers, family lives, and hobbies! Having fun and being casual/social is what we pride ourselves for and that’s just how we play. Most of us have met through FF14 and may or may not have previous MMO experience.

What we’re about:
We enjoy running old content whether it’s for mounts, achievements, titles, or just for clears. We’re currently prepping to do some of the new Bozja Relic content when it comes out as well as weekly mount/maps/dungeon farming. We love helping new and returning players catch up and get to the good stuff! When someone gets that mount that’s been eluding them or just having some other nice people to help speed along your duty finder queues, that’s what we enjoy! We’re also couple friendly, with a lot of couples regularly playing together! Roulettes, primals, map parties, etc! We do have a few Endgame Raiders, but they do that on the side. Not many of us have time or the energy to put forward towards savage raiding. Our endgame is taking care of each other. ^^b Furthermore, we don’t always want to play FF14 do we?! Well some do. The point is we also play other games! Xbox, PS4, and PC friendly! Always looking for more ways to interact with one another!

FC Features:
The FC currently has a Medium sized house located in the 3rd Ward of The Mists, plot 60. Right on the beach and close to the markets and summoning bells! Several of our members have even purchased their own personal housing down the street from the main FC! We are Rank 30 and have 3 airships, and a submarine. Working on getting the rest up to date! We have gardens available for use and of course chocobo stables for your favorite chickens! We supply glamour prisms, dyes, chocobo foddedye as well to our members. We will also craft gear for you on request if you need help gearing up a job or just trying to reach that next ilevel for a dungeon! We of course have FC buffs up 24/7 and they are usually EXP and Teleport. We will change them out as people need and plan on doing GathereCrafter weekends and such the more members we get. We always have the FC decked out in the most recent holiday decorations and always looking for feedback and assistance/recommendations to how the house should look and be decorated.

What we’re looking for:
We love meeting new people and have met some great people throughout our history, going back to 2013 when we formed. Few of us have met in real life! We would like to find active players to populate our FC and Discord with. Life happens and people have to take breaks. That’s fine, we all have our responsibilities. Nobody will be kicked because of life! We’re mostly active during evenings and late nights during the week. FC members come from all time zones, PST, EST, even a few in Europe and Japan! Also looking for those who want to help build a more fun and social community! Anyone interested in helping organize events and prizes, please apply and drop me a message!

How to apply:
Firstly, you do it in game! If you see a member with the GOBBY tag, just apply through them! You could also check the Party Finder and Fellowship Finder. We try to keep PF up most of the time, and our Fellowship has gotten a lot of attention lately, but remember, we’re a Gilgamesh Free Company! Lots of love from other servers, but you can’t join unless you’re on Gilgamesh! :D We can still be friends though, no worries!
You could also find one of our officers:
Akanea Tenryu
Mister Hawtstuff
Glacian Greensleeves
Acyroma Annihilisium
Vivi Zerusa
Exodius King
Araine Iriq

Finally, you can drop a message via Discord if you’re checking this out at work or while doing something else away from game! Reach out to Akanea#9251 Hope to hear from everyone soon! :D
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2020.09.25 20:35 Rsubs33 [Game Preview] Week 3 - Cincinnati Bengals (0-2) at Philadelphia Eagles(0-2)

Cincinnati Bengals (0-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (0-2)
The Eagles are off to their worst start with a real coach since 2003 (I consider 2013-2015 non-existent) when they also dropped their first two games of the season. The team would like a repeat of that season where following a week 3 bye,the team rebounded to defeat the Bills 23-13. The Eagles ripped off 12 wins in their remaining 14 games following their 0-2 start. Maybe the Eagles will be able to do the same, but they will have to shake the injury bug first. The Eagles will be without first round pick Jalen Raegor this week who underwent surgery on his hand to repair a torn UC ligament in his thumb. The Eagles may also be without Fletcher Cox who is dealing with an oblique injury. The Cox injury should be watched closely if he can’t go, Joe Mixon and Joe Burrow will have a much easier day against the struggling defense. Last week against the Rams, the defense was under prepared and unable to stop anyone. The Rams took advantage of Jim Schwartz’s consistently odd decision to have his CBs, play so far off the line of scrimmage, giving a free release to the WRs and allowing easy short passes. If Schwartz does the same this week, it will be another long day for the Eagles defense and a great fantasy day for Tyler Boyd, who Bengals Joe Burrow connected with 7 times last week including 1 for a TD. On the other side of the ball Doug and Carson will both need to be better than the last two weeks. For Carson, he needs to get out of his own head and play with confidence. For Doug, he needs to find some creativity and help his 5th year QB. He would do well to get Carson moving and utilize the RBs more in the flat and screen game. However, if we see more of the same we saw in weeks 1 and 2 from the Eagles coaching staff, we should expect another loss. Hopefully that is not the case and Carson and the coaches can learn from their mistakes in weeks 1-2 and pull our a win this week. Go Birds!
General Information
Posting Rules and Guidelines
Remember to [join us on Discord]https://discord.gg/HwwBbM3) during the game!
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Score Prediction Contest
Date
Sunday, September 27th, 2020
Game Time Game Location
1:00 PM - Eastern Lincoln Financial Field
12:00 PM - Central 1020 Pattison Ave
11:00 AM - Mountain Philadelphia, PA 19148
10L00 AM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Open Air
Surface: Grass
Temperature: 78°F
Feels Like: 78°F
Forecast: Clear. Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Chance of Precipitation: 1%
Cloud Coverage: 31%
Wind: South Southwest 8 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Eagles -5
OveUnder: 46.5
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 0-2, Cincinnati 1-0-1
Where to Watch on TV
CBS will broadcast Sunday’s game to a regional audience. Spero Dedes will handle the play-by-play duties and Adam Archuleta will provide analysis.
TV Map - Week 3 TV Coverage Map
Radio Streams
List of Eagles Radio network member stations with internet broadcast availability
Radio.com 94.1 Desktop Streaming
Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (44th season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo and Bill Kulik will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Bengals Radio
Bengals Radio Dan Hoard will handle play-by-play and Dave Lapham will provide analysis for the game.
National Radio
Compass Media will broadcast the game nationally with Chris Carrino handling the play by play and Brian Baldinger will provide analysis.
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Bengals Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 81 (Streaming 825) SIRI 105 (Streaming 806)
XM Radio XM 226 (Streaming 825) Streaming 806
Sirius XM Radio SXM 226 (Streaming 825) SXM 385 (Streaming 806)
Eagles Social Media Bengals Social Media
Website Website
Facebook Facebook
Twitter Twitter
Instagram Instagram
Snapchat: Eagles Snapchat: officialbengals
NFC East Standings
NFC EAST Record PCT Home Road Div Conf PF PA Net Pts Streak
Football Team 1-1 .500 1-0 0-1 1-0 1-1 42 47 -5 1L
Cowboys 1-1 .500 1-0 0-1 0-0 1-1 57 59 -2 1W
Eagles 0-2 .000 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-2 36 64 -28 2L
Giants 0-2 .000 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 39 43 -14 2L
Series Information
The Cincinnati Bengals lead the Philadelphia Eagles(Cincinnati Bengals lead series, 9-3-1)
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
September 19th, 1971 at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, OH . CIncinnati Bengals 37 Philadelphia Eagles 14
Points Leader
Cincinnati Bengals lead Philadelphia Eagles (360-222)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 0-1 against the Bengals
Zac Taylor: 0-0 against Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Doug Pederson vs Zac Taylor: First meeting between coaches
Quarterback Record
Carson Wentz: Against Rams: 0-1
Joe Burrow: Against Eagles: 0-0
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Carson Wentz vs Joe Burrow: First meeting between QBs.
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Bengals lead Eagles: 2-0
Record @ Paul Brown Stadium: Bengals lead Eagles 1-0-1
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 23 - Bengals No. 28
Record
Eagles: 0-2
Bengals: 0-2
Last Meeting
Sunday, December 4th, 2016
Eagles 32 - Rams 14
Andy Dalton threw a pair of touchdown passes and Cincinnati finally got its depleted offense moving without receiver A.J. Green, and the Bengals sent the Philadelphia Eagles to their most lopsided loss of the season, 32-14 on Sunday.
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Last Meeting at Site
Sunday December 13th, 2012
Bengals 34 - Eagles 13
Andy Dalton threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score, an opportunistic defense forced five turnovers, and Cincinnati beat the Philadelphia Eagles 34-13 on Thursday night. The Eagles offense imploded turning the ball over 4 times with another turnover on a kick off. At one point the Eagles turned the ball over on 3 straight possessions. The Eagles lost double digit games for the first time since 2005, in one of the last games the Eagles were coached by Andy Reid.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
12/4/2016 Bengals Eagles 32-14
12/13/2012 Bengals Eagles 34-13
11/16/2008 Bengals & Eagles 13-13
1/2/2005 Bengals Eagles 38-10
12/24/2000 Eagles Bengals 16-7
11/30/1997 Eagles Bengals 44-42
12/24/1994 Bengals Eagles 33-30
11/17/1991 Eagles Bengals 17-10
9/11/1988 Bengals Eagles 28-24
11/21/1982 Bengals Eagles 18-14
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Bengals Bengals
2020 “Expert” Picks
Week 3 - "Expert" Picks
2020 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Bengals Season Stats
2020 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Wentz 50 85 58.8% 512 2 4 64.4
Burrow 60 97 61.9% 509 3 1 81.5
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Sanders 20 95 95 4.8 1
Mixon 35 115 57.5 3.3 0
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Goedert 12 131 65.5 10.9 1
Boyd 11 105 52.5 9.5 1
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Sweat/Graham 1.0 4
Lawson/Bynes 1.0 2
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Gerry 17 8 9 0.0
Bell/Bynes 16 6/7 10/9 0/1.0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
N/A 0 0
Jackson III 1 1
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
Johnston 7 389 62 55.6 49.1 4 1 0
Huber 8 428 70 53.5 43.5 3 3 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 4 3 75.0% 38 3/3
Bullock 6 5 83.3% 50 4/4
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Scott 3 61 20.3 25 0
Wilson 3 131 43.7 45 0
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Raegor 2 6 3.0 6 0 2
Erickson 2 29 14.5 29 0 1
League Rankings 2020
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Bengals Stat Bengals Rank
Total Offense 314.0 28th 324.0 26h
Rush Offense 89.0 29th 95.0 26th
Pass Offense 225.0 23rd 229.0 22nd
Points Per Game 18.0 T-27th 21.5 23rd
3rd-Down Offense 46.2% T-11th 43.8 15th
4th-Down Offense 0.0% T-25th 100.0 T-1st
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 60.0% T-14th 40.0% 30th
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Bengals Stat Bengals Rank
Total Defense 344.0 9th 398.0 22nd
Rush Defense 135.5 22nd 185.0 30th
Pass Defense 208.5 5th 213.0 7th
Points Per Game 32.0 26th 25.5 T-16th
3rd-Down Defense 40.0% 10th 45.8% 20th
4th-Down Defense 66.7% T-19th 25.0% T-9th
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 77.8% 27th 62.5% 16th
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Bengals Stat Bengals Rank
Turnover Diff. -5 32nd -2 T-25th
Total Penalties 8 5th 11 T-12th
Total Penalty Yards 50 2nd 89 13th
Recap from Last Week’s Games.
Eagles - The Eagles' struggles continued in their home opener against the Los Angeles Rams. An early fumble by Miles Sanders led to a Rams touchdown by Tyler Higbee. After the Eagles cut their deficit to four with a Jake Elliott field goal, Los Angeles responded with a Robert Woods touchdown run followed by a second Higbee touchdown catch. Trailing 21-3, the Eagles closed the deficit to five points by halftime with touchdown runs by Wentz and Sanders. After forcing a three-and-out on the Rams' first possession of the second half, the Eagles would drive to the Los Angeles 21, only for Wentz's first down pass to be picked off by Darious Williams, turning the momentum back in the Rams' favor as they would outscore the Eagles 16-3 the rest of the way. Despite not being sacked once during the game, Wentz finished the day with a 56.5 passer rating, completing 26 of 43 passes for 242 yards and two interceptions. The 37-19 blowout loss dropped Philadelphia to 0-2 for the first time since the 2015 season, and marked the Eagles' first home opener loss since that same season. It was also the first home loss to the Rams franchise since the opener of the 2001 season.
Bengals - After losing their regular season-opening game at home, the Bengals then traveled to Cleveland to face the Browns for Battle of Ohio Round 1. In the first quarter, the Bengals scored first when Randy Bullock kicked a 38-yard field goal to make it 3-0. Though, the Browns took the lead when Nick Chubb ran for an 11-yard TD to make it 7-3. In the second quarter, the Browns went up by double digits when Baker Mayfield found O'dell Beckham Jr. on a 43-yard TD pass to make it 14-3. The Bengals then came within 4 after Joe Burrow found C.J. Uzomah on a 23-yard TD pass to make it 14-10. Mayfield then found Kareem Hunt on a 6-yard TD pass to put the Browns up by double digits, 21-10. The Bengals closed out the half when Randy Bullock kicked a 43-yard field goal to make it 21-13 at halftime. In the third quarter, the Browns went back up by double digits when Chubb ran for a 1-yard TD to make it 28-13. The Bengals drew closer with Bullock's 27-yard field goal to make it 28-16. In the fourth quarter, the Bengals were able to get within 5 when Burrow found Mike Thomas on a 4-yard TD pass to make the score 28-23. Though, the Browns would go back up by double digits yet again when Hunt punched the ball in for a 1-yard TD to make it 35-23. The Bengals wrapped up the scoring when Burrow found Tyler Boyd on a 9-yard TD pass to make the final score 35-30.
Connections
Bengals HC Zac Taylor is the older brother of Eagles QB Press Taylor.
Bengals TE Coach James Casey played two seasons for the Eagles from 2013-2014.
Bengals assistant Special Teams coach Colt Anderson played 4 seasons for the Eagles from 2010-2013.
Eagles Run game coordinatodefensive line coach Matt Burke was the LB coach for the Bengals from 2014-2015.
Eagles DB coach Marquand Manuel played for the Bengals from 2002-2003.
2020 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Bengals
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter) DT Geno Atkins
OG Brandon Brooks (Starter)
C Jason Kelce (Starter)
LS Rick Lovato (Starter)
TE Zach Ertz
SS Malcom Jenkings (1st Alt)
OT Lane Johnson (1st Alt
General
Referee: Adrian Hill
Philadelphia hosts Cincinnati at Lincoln Financial Field for just the third time in the all-time series and first time since 2012. Sunday marks the 14th overall meeting between the two teams.
The Eagles are 23-10 (.697) at home in the regular season under head coach Doug Pederson, which is tied for the 6th-best home winning percentage in the NFL since 2016, trailing only New En-gland (.818, 27-6), Baltimore (.758, 25-8), Kansas City (.758, 25-8), New Orleans (.727, 24-9) and Green Bay (.712, 23-9-1).
In Week 2 vs. L.A. Rams, Miles Sanders combined for 131 scrim-mage yards (3rd-most in a single game in his career), including 95 rushing (1 TD) and 36 receiving. In 2019, Sanders led his class with a franchise-rookie-record 1,327 scrimmage yards.
Brandon Graham recorded sack No. 52 of his NFL career against Rams QB Jared Goff in Week 2 vs. L.A. Rams. His 52.0 sacks are the 5th-most in Eagles history, behind Reggie White (124.0, 1985-92), Trent Cole (85.5, 2005-14), Clyde Simmons (76.0, 1986-93) and Hugh Douglas (54.5, 1998-2002, ‘04).
Draft Picks
Eagles Bengals
WR Jalen Raegor QB Joe Burrow
QB Jalen Hurts WR Tee Higgins
LB Davion Taylor LB Logan Wilson
S K’Von Wallace LB Akeem Davis-Gaither
OT Jack Driscoll DE Khalid Kareem
WR John Hightower T Hakeem Adeniji
LB Shaun Bradley LB Marcus Bailey
WR Quez Watkins
OT Prince Tega Wanogho
LB/DE Casey Toohill
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Bengals
S Will Parks NT DJ Reader
DT Javon Hargrave CB Trae Waynes
CB Nickell Robey-Coleman CB Mackensie Alexander
CB Darius Slay G Xavier Su’a-Filo
LB Josh Bynes
WR Mike Thomas
S Vonn Bell
CB Leshaun Sims
RB Jacques Patrick
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Bengals
S Malcom Jenkins QB Andy Dalton
CB Ronald Darby CB Dre Kirkpatrick
RB Jordan Howard G John Miller
WR Nelson Agholor OT Cordy Glenn
OL Halapoulivaati Vaitai TE Tyler Eifert
LB Kamu Grugler-Hill WR Marqise Lee
RB Darren Sproles CB Darqueze Dennard
DT Timmy Jernigan DT Andrew Billings
LB Nigel Bradham S Clayton Fejedelem
Milestones
Eagles QB Carson Wentz (99) needs 1 passing TDs for 100 career passing TDs.
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (6386 needs 79 yards to move up to 3rd on the Eagles all-time receiving yards list all-time passing WR *Mike Quick
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (34) needs 2 TDs to move into a tie for 7th on the Eagles all-time receiving TD list tying WR Jeremy Maclin
Eagles DE Brandon Graham (52) needs 2.5 sacks to move to 4th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DE Hugh Douglas
Eagles DT Fletcher Cox (48) needs 2.5 sacks to move up to 6th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DE Greg Brown
Eagles DE Vinny Curry (27) needs 1 sack to move up to 19th on the Eagles all-time sack list passing DT Darwin Walker
Bengals WR AJ Green (8987) needs 13 yards to reach 9000 receiving yards for his career.
Bengals WR AJ Green (63) needs 3 receiving TDs to move into a tie with Chad Johnson for the most receiving TDs in Bengals history.
Stats to Know
QB Adjusted Completion %
What’s one thing rookie Joe Burrow and 5th-year Carson Wentz have in common? They have not been terribly accurate so far. PFF has an Adjusted Completion % stat that accounts for clear drops, spikes, throw aways, batted passes, and throws made while getting hit. Burrow and Wentz are near the bottom in AC%, with 70.4 and 70.3, respectively. Interesting to note a bit of the distribution within the array of aforementioned stats: while Burrow has had one of the lower rates of on-target passes dropped by the receiver (4.1%), Wentz doubled that at 8.4%, good for 5th-highest. Yes, Wentz has stunk, but...
Matchups to Watch
Rookie versus Veteran, Which QB Has Poise Down 0-2?
With two consecutive weeks of porous defense from both the Eagles and Bengals defensive units, this Sunday's matchup should rest squarely on the shoulders of each offensive unit. Will the Eagles be able to rely on fifth year starter Wentz? Will he be able to shake off two tumultuous weeks and put together a consistent offensive performance? Will the Bengals weapons coalesce around their rookie Burrow? Will he be able to put together his first complete NFL game and demonstrate that this season is the turning point for the franchise? A big piece of Wentz stabilizing his game time performance will be continuing his focus on short-time-to-throw plays. From Week 1 with 8 sacks versus the Washington Football Team to Week 2 and zero sacks versus the Rams with the vaunted Aaron Donald, the Eagles Offensive Line and Wentz’ pocket choices resulted in less lost yards and broken plays. Unfortunately, key turnovers again forced short-yardage scoring situations and massive tempo swings. Wentz needs to take advantage of the cleaner pocket that will likely be available versus the Bengals (2 sacks on the year so far) and finish drives cleanly to put the game away. Without rookie WR Jalen Reagor (placed on IR with a thumb injury after Week 2), Wentz will have to make use of the remainder of his threats, including veteran DeSean Jackson who had 6 catches on 9 targets for 64 yards against the superior Rams’ defensive backfield. Joe Burrow has had the classic introductory NFL QB experience. A high-flying game versus the Browns last week, with 300+ yards passing, 3TDs and zero ints was fantastic bounce back from Week 1 versus the Chargers. 193 yards, 0 TDs, and an int will not win the game for the Bengals versus the Eagles, even if Wentz struggles. A key focus for Burrow will be settling into the routine and relationships he’s formed with his offensive weapons. AJ Green remains one of the best WR threats in the NFL and his slow start to the season (8 catches for 80 yards) could end at any time, in any game with a QB like Burrow. Burrow threw a nearly record setting number of passes during the almost-come-from-behind loss versus the Browns; if the Bengals are able to establish their run-game and abuse the Philadelphia secondary in a similar way to the Rams offensive scheme, then Burrow could have a very big day. If he is forced to drop back 60+ times, and Joe Mixon is again held under 75 yards on the ground, the Bengals and Burrow may have a hard time. Keep an eye on how comfortable each QB is feeling, and whether they can establish good tempo. That will be key to offensive production this weekend.
Coaching Conundrum; Pederson versus Taylor
At the core of the NFL these days is the combat between offensive and defensive schemes. Both coaches come from a background of coaching QB play and offensive schemes, though from different eras and coaching trees. How they go about using that experience to enable their teams to a secure a necessary win this week will make or break their seasons. Doug Pederson, at the helm of a revamped offensive coaching tree with the addition of Quarterbacks Coach Press Taylor as Passing Game Coordinator, has had a rough three year stretch of offensive stumbles. Since the miraculous Super Bowl 52 season (2017), the Eagles have consistently failed to be productive, with a lot of the challenges relating to lack of roster depth and poor player improvement through misaligned coaching. This is the third consecutive year of stuttering offense to begin the season and a big piece of the matchup versus the Bengals will be how well the Eagles can settle in. Coach Pederson has made it clear that the lack of full-speed off-season practice plays a big role in the Eagle’s struggles so far; so it remains to be seen when and if both units can make use of this gametime practice to solidify the small flashes of prior success we’ve seen. Opposite Pederson is Coach Taylor, in his second year of a complete rebuild, now with the (ideally career-long) franchise WB in Burrow. Hailing from the Shanahan line, through the LA Rams McVay, Taylor was brought into Cincinnati to recreate the organization’s coaching structure and form a new core for the team around veteran WR AJ Green. The 2019 season showed marked improvement throughout, particularly in run production and passer protection; the addition of Covid-related practice limitations have also taken their toll on the Bengals’ preparations for this season, as exemplified by the Week 1 drubbing by the Ravens. Taylor returns this season with second-year offensive coordinator Brian Callahan, formerly the QB coach for the Raiders. The cerebral talent in the Bengals organization is clearly arrayed around giving Burrow the best possible chance to shine; and they may just do so against an extremely poorly performing Eagles defense. Being able to establish consistent offensive strength and consistency throughout this season will be a key part of whether this new coaching structure is able to flourish in Cincinnati or if yet more change is needed to remake the franchise. During game day, keep an eye out on how these coaches make use of their star players, now that the very early season yips and stumbles should be behind them. Whoever can appropriately adjust to the flow of the game and take advantage of the others mistakes will win this football game.
The Big Punt: How Special Teams Makes An Impact
Kevin versus Cameron, Huber versus Johnston, two players that may very well decide the nature of this Bengals versus Eagles matchup. These titans of the turf, two punters to rule them all, and two punters to pin them deep; two punters waiting on call, and two punters to make fans weep. In lieu of offensive production, and in hopes of good defensive play, Kevin Huber and Cameron Johnston bring their punting prowess to Lincoln Financial Field this Sunday. Hailing from opposite sides of the Earth, Huber from Cincinnati itself, and Johnston from Geelong Australia, these two are some of the most capable foot-based deliverers of the football to opposing teams. Huber holds nearly all of the Bengals franchise records in punting statistics; and Johnston holds the highest gross and net punting averages in a single Eagles season. The third year Australian punter is known by Eagles fans for his insanely long hang-time and penchant for pinning the NY Giants inside the 20 (20+ times in four games). Huber is loved by the Bengals fanbase as both their longest tenured player and his consistency over the past 13 years. He has missed just 2 of 180 possible games, and has been perennially top 10 at his position. Both players are in the final year of their contracts, so effective performance is a must for maximum salary gains. Keep an eye out on how effective these two are in establishing and keeping good field position. If both teams are struggling for consistency, these swings may be the key to a late drive that puts the game away. Additionally, with every punt comes the magic of a muffed punt return. If you’re a particular connoisseur of special teams play, watch and see if these punters add any special spin or location to their strikes; and key turnover last week in this position kept the Eagles hopeful. Maybe lightning will strike twice for the Eagles Special Teams and the Wizard with the Large Leg, Cam Johnston; maybe the Bengals gunners will scoop up a muff and Huber will be huger than expected. Stay tuned!
Special thanks to belisaurius and abenyishay for their help in creating this Game Preview.
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2020.09.25 17:03 CrumbAllowances The Rumour XI of players linked to Manchester United

Hi everyone!
The transfer window always seems to be an exceptionally difficult one for Man United fans. Not only does our recruitment team regularly snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by turning open-and-shut transfers to drawn out 'sagas', but every two-bit agent desperate to get their client a new contract or tabloid seeking to fill its back pages bandies the club's name about with abandon. Over the years, we have seen countless players linked to the club, with some links more spurious than others. As such, this is my attempt to create the Manchester United Ultimate Rumour XI - a team of players linked to us only by transfer rumour and gossip.
In general, my criteria to make the team is two-fold - 1) how good was the player and 2) how intense were the rumours? Intensity of rumour involves both quantity (how often you were linked to United) and quality (how 'reliable' the rumours were). Also, the following categories of player are disqualified from the list.
  1. Those who joined United eventually after a prolonged rumour churn (Ander Herrera, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sanch ... oh.)
  2. Those who United made an approach for, but were rebuffed by the player or club (Ivan Perisic, Erling Haaland, Sergio Ramos)
  3. Those who United made a successful approach for, but eventually chose not to sign for some godforsaken reason (Thiago, Toni Kroos, [sad clown noises])
The XI also entirely comes from the post-Fergie era. This is due to a number of factors - the recency effect, the insane proliferation of bullshit transfer rumours in the SEO and social media age, and the general perception that Fergie and Gill/Kenyon were far more competent in securing targets. So without further preamble ...
GK - Jasper Cillessen
So this list doesn't start very auspiciously. Is this really the best goalkeeper we have been linked with? As far as I can tell in my limited Google research, the answer is yes. The reason behind this is simple - we've had an all-time great number 1 for about a decade now. Even now when DDG appears to be slipping, there's a perfect replacement in Henderson right behind him. But cast your mind back to the 2015 transfer window, when De Gea was a dodgy fax machine away from joining Real Madrid. With Louis van Gaal as manager, a year after his Dutch team made 3rd place at the World Cup, it made sense that Cillessen would replace the departing de Gea. Of course, Dave stayed, and Cillessen moved on to sit on the bench at Barcelona for three years before moving on to Valencia. There were minor rumours of us making a move for him in 2019 before de Gea signed his new contract, but I think it's safe to say that Jasper Cillessen will not be rocking up between the Old Trafford sticks any time soon.
Sample Transfer Rumour - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/manchester-united/11673982/Who-is-Manchester-United-target-Jasper-Cillessen.html
RB - Fabinho
Yes I know, he's primarily known as a defensive midfielder with the scum, but prior to that move, Fabinho was a more than competent right back for Rio Ave and occasionally played that role for Monaco. Plus we really have not been linked to many good right backs, and signed the last one we were linked with, so he is the best choice. There was a good amount of buzz about Fabinho joining United back in the summer 2018, when it was clear that Jose Mourinho was looking for a defensive midfielder. However, this gossip largely came from foreign sources, including a bona fide Tier 1 in Bouhafsi, with English Tier 1s and 2s insisting that Mourinho's real targets were Nemanja Matic and Eric Dier. As we now know, the English sources were correct, United signed Matic, and Fabinho moved on to some other club and never did anything worthwhile with his career ever again.
Sample Transfer Rumour (with Bouhafsi tweet embedded) - https://www.sportsjoe.ie/football/man-united-fabinho-161193
LB - Danny Rose
Back in 2017, Danny Rose made waves by criticising Spurs' transfer policy, calling on the club to stop signing 'players you have to Google'. This, along with reported dissatisfaction with Tottenham's low wage ceiling, compatriot Kyle Walker's mega-millions move to Manchester City, and a supposed desire to return to the north of England, led to a spate of transfer rumours linking him to United. Not only was he England's starting left back, but he was precisely what the club had been looking for since Evra left - pacy, exciting, and equally competent in attack and defence. Plus, Jose Mourinho was famously unconvinced by Luke Shaw, so this was a move that made all the sense in the world. However, said move never materialised, most likely because a Daniel Levy-Ed Woodward negotiation would have been a total massacre. Rose has continued to mouth off at Spurs over the years, and against all odds still remains contracted to them, barring an unsuccessful six month loan to Newcastle in January 2020.
Sample Transfer Rumour - https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2712476-manchester-united-transfer-news-danny-rose-interest-reported-latest-rumours
CB - Ezequiel Garay
The mascot (along with the players in AM and RW) of this team, Garay is the rare player in this list who dates back to the Fergie era, and proceeded to be linked to us for what feels like time immemorial. The majority of these rumours came from Portuguese sources (renowned for their unreliability) stemming from his time in Benfica, though he would continue to be linked to us even after moving to Zenit and Valencia. Looking back, it seemed like Garay probably had a hell of an agent who knew that tossing our name into any situation would get him attention or a new contract, but the player himself actually claimed in 2013 that he was set to join United until Fergie left and Moyes took over. It's also unsurprising that the Garay rumour had legs for so long, considering that we seem to be perennially looking for a left footed ball playing centre back. Thank goodness that position is no longer a problem, eh?
Sample Transfer Rumour - https://www.goal.com/en-my/news/3956/transfer-zone/2013/10/14/4332222/garay-moyes-closed-down-manchester-united-move
CB - Toby Alderweireld
As Jose Mourinho entered his now infamously tumultuous third season in the summer of 2018, he felt that his 2nd place squad was a ball-playing centre back away from a true title challenge. There were two rumoured targets - Harry Maguire of Leicester City, who would cost crazy money, and Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur, who could cost crazy money but for two reasons - he was already 29, and there was a 25 million pound release clause on his contract that would kick in next season. Surely it wouldn't be that difficult to convince Daniel Levy, a man who has the words 'financial prudence' tattooed on his chest, to part with an asset that would rapidly depreciate in value? Apparently the answer was no, and United never made an approach for Alderweireld, or for any centre back. Jose Mourinho flamed out spectacularly, Alderweireld signed a new deal at Spurs (thus removing the release clause), and the two eventually ended up together, except in white instead of red.
Sample Transfer Rumour - https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/may/21/jose-mourinho-targers-summer-move-for-toby-alderweireld-manchester-united-tottenham-hotspur
CM - Sergej Milinković-Savić
This one has been rumbling on for a few years now, and will probably continue chugging along the next time Paul Pogba has a bad run of form or Mino Raiola says something incendiary. The SMS transfer rumour has always been inherently linked to the Pogba one. It's the typical 2+2=5 bullshit of silly season. Pogba wants out. SMS is a physically imposing midfielder with no lack of technical skill. Hey, just like Pogba! So this means Manchester United must be looking to sign Milinković-Savić to replace the outgoing Pogba, right? Right? The only snag to this, of course, is that Pogba still remains at Man United, is rumoured to be discussing an extension to his contract, while SMS continues to perform impressively at Lazio. This rumour has been peddled by no less of an authority than Gianluca Di Marzio, who, in one of his most shameful moments, put up on his website in 2019 that we were going to bid 80 million euros for SMS only to surreptitiously take it down a few hours later.
Sample Transfer Rumour (reporting on the Di Marzio report) - http://thepeoplesperson.com/2019/07/12/gianluca-di-marzio-manchester-united-ready-to-launch-e80m-sergej-milinkovic-savic-bid-207850/
CM - Arturo Vidal
Oh this one stings. Prior to the signing of Pogba, central midfield was a giant gaping hole in the club, with the early promise of Cleverley and Anderson not paying off. Ander Herrera was signed and Michael Carrick was still his usual reliable self, but there was little beyond them and the still-yet-to-convince Marouane Fellaini. Arturo Vidal was one of the best midfielders in the world, and had been fantastic for Jorge Sampaoli's Chilean team at the World Cup. Here was the player United had been needing for a long time, a midfielder with the dynamism, technique and mentality not seen since the young Roy Keane. However, regardless of all the buzz (and Juventus's seeming willingness to well), United never made a move, possibly because Vidal was coming off a serious knee injury and his all-action style would not be a good fit for LVG's possession-based football. The Vidal rumour shockingly resurfaced this(!) year, but it was largely pushed by shit-tier sources, and the Chilean has now secured a move to Inter, where he has finally fulfilled his lifelong dream of playing with Ashley Young.
Sample Transfer Rumour - https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2014/aug/18/arturo-vidal-manchester-united-louis-van-gaal-juventus
AM - Wesley Sneijder
The god-king himself, the MVP of the Rumour Squad, the man whose transfer rumour turned into a meme, yes, it's none other than Wesley Sneijder. Like Garay, the rumour began in the Fergie-era, where rumours linked him to United as part of a swap-deal for Cristiano Ronaldo. This particular rumour proceeded to churn for the better part of a decade with less and less relevance each time. van Gaal is United manager? Hey guess what, Sneijder was in his Dutch team! He's definitely coming now! Mourinho is United manager? Well didn't they win a treble together? He's definitely coming now! The utter ridiculousness of this rumour can best be encapsulated by the fact that it kept going even when Sneijder was at Galatasaray, clearly far below United's (and his own former) level, and looking increasingly more injury-prone. Yet the bullshit was non-stop, and now that Wesley is retired (and looking pretty chunky), I can't wait to hear in three months how we are looking to sign him to be our mythical Director of Football.
Sample Transfer Rumour - https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11667/8542407/wesley-sneijder-claims-inter-milan-prevented-him-from-joining-manchester-united
RW - Nicolas Gaitan
The god-king himself, the MVP of the Rumour Squad, the man whose transfer rumour turned into a meme, yes, it's none other than Nicolas Gaitan. One major reason why people on this sub roll their eyes at A Bola and Record comes from the neverending stream of Gaitan bullshit, which would flow invariably from Portuguese 'sources' and be washed down downstream to English 'sources' like The S*n and The Daily Fail. Like Garay and Sneijder, this rumour was pushed in at least three different eras of United, from Fergie to Moyes to LVG, with Gaitan's agent seemingly desperate to get him out of Benfica and to a club in Europe's top leagues. He eventually got his wish and left for Atletico Madrid in 2016, when wouldn't you know it, the rumours linking him to United magically stopped. Frankly, I think most fans would jump for joy if we did sign 2012 Gaitan, a tricky left-footed right winger with great control and a wicked cross. Instead, we got someone much better on the right, the famed Novalue Inthe Market, who I'm sure will excite us all this season.
Sample Transfer Rumour - https://www.eurosport.com/football/premier-league/2015-2016/manchester-united-transfer-news-nicolas-gaitan-drops-manchester-united-hint_sto4830163/story.shtml
CF - Antoine Griezmann
Antoine Griezmann never made his desire to leave Atletico Madrid subtle in 2017, telling the press he had a six in ten chance of joining Man United, talking up his discussions with Paul Pogba about the club, and having his brother be a hype man for the move that seemed bound to happen. Griezmann looked like the perfect signing - he was possibly the third best player in the world, a player who had both silk and steel, with no shortage of ability while also being tempered in the fires of Diego Simeone's ferocious Atletico side. Best of all? He was relatively affordable, with an 87 million pound release clause - a mere pittance for one of the richest clubs in the world to land a bona fide global superstar. The player wanted to go, United were interested, Atletico had no say in the matter ... so why did this never come to fruition? The answer was complicated. Atletico was under a yearlong transfer ban, and out of a sense of loyalty, Griezmann decided to stay with them for another year until they could adequately replace him. This rejection after such obvious flirtation seemed to turn us away for good, and the Alexis Sanchez transfer further left a sour taste about bringing in high class mercenaries who were not fully committed to playing for the club. Griezmann ended up moving to Barcelona in a move that has benefitted no one involved - the player has never looked the same and ended up being benched, Barcelona failed to get value out of their big money signing, and Atletico has failed to replace his obvious quality up front. Add to that the animosity of the transfer itself (Atletico announced it early just to prevent Griezmann from launching another hype video), and perhaps it was for the best that we stayed far away from this one.
Sample Transfer Rumour (the 'six out of ten' quote, given a week before he signed his new Atletico deal) - https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/23/antoine-griezmann-six-out-of-10-chance-move-atletico-madrid
LW - Cristiano Ronaldo
And last, but certainly not the least, we have the only player who has ever played in Manchester United colours. Not just that, but also one of the finest ever to rock up at Old Trafford, hell, one of the greatest players in the history of football. Still beloved in these parts for his starring role in one of Fergie's all time greatest teams, the rumour that Cristiano Ronaldo was on his way back 'home' started almost immediately after he left. After all, in contrast to the unconditional love he received around these parts, the Real Madrid fans were not shy about letting Ronaldo know when he failed to meet up to their sky-high standards, even greeting perceived lazy or selfish performances with boos. For all the adoration we gave him and the fondness he seems to have for the club, Ronaldo (with assistance from Jorge Mendes) has never been shy about using us as leverage to wrangle a new contract from Real or to simply remind them that he held all the cards and could leave any time. Furthermore, thanks to Ed Woodward's lust for galactico signings, it was never very difficult for Cristiano to string us along like a lovelorn teenager. It says something about how tiresome this rumour got that when he finally left Real, United were barely in the mix, with ridiculously quick statements in the press about how we were not interested. Turns out that Woodward can actually move at speed when it's to turn down a transfer instead of making one. Ronnie's now at Juventus, still trying to win another Champions League to solidify his case as being the best player of all time. We will probably never see him wearing our jersey again, barring the odd post-retirement charity game. Oh well. 'Tis better to have love and lost.
Sample Transfer Rumour (featuring Uncle Pat adding more fuel to the Ronaldo return fire) - https://www.football365.com/news/cristiano-ronaldo-man-utd-return-transfer-alex-ferguson-retired
So that's the team. The obvious missing piece is Bale, but I figured Griezmann was a better inclusion because of how shamelessly he flirted with us. I hope you enjoyed it, and let me know if there's anyone else I'm missing or if I was inaccurate with any details (had to dredge up a lot from memory and Google searches).
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2020.09.25 16:00 Angel466 [Bob the hobo] A Celestial Wars Spin-Off Part 0171

PART ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-ONE
There were long days. There were bad days. And then there were really long, really bad days that left one feeling like nothing but shit.
Today was one of those last ones for Lucas. It had started off bad and gone downhill fast. The only positive in the whole damn thing was that he finally found out just how right his instincts were about his LT. But even that soured with the knowledge that if he’d just ignored Charlotte’s pleading years ago when the Lt first assaulted her, all of the evil that that man and his brother caused since could have been avoided.
And then Angelo would not have had to go through what he did.
The process of charging Leonard Mayliss was ludicrously simple since everything was caught on the security camera. Even the paperwork involving the official arrest went smoothly. But then, the interrogation (aka inquisition) of 1PP’s high command began, and he had neither Detective Nascerdios nor Detective Quail there with him. Quail was still on her man-hunt for the Harris brothers, and God knows where the fuck Daniel took off to after the arrest, but he sure didn’t hang around 1PP long.
Lucas diverted as much as he could to the two absent detectives, but High Command wasn’t interested in the opinions and reviews of the detectives officially linked to the case. They wanted to know how a beat cop from the Fifth seemed to know more about the case than they did.
He answered their questions as honestly as he could and held nothing back, receiving in a dressing down for not reporting Lieutenant Harris at the time of the incident and another for not realising Angelo’s involvement before now. After hours of relentless grilling, he finally snapped and asked if he needed his rep to be present because as far as he was concerned, he’d done nothing wrong.
Things wrapped up quickly after that point, and he was dismissed for the evening. Shortest promotion in history, he mused to himself, as he went to check on both Mason and Angelo on his way home. But that part didn’t bother him. With the Harris’ out of the way, he could climb the ranks of the NYPD in his own time.
Because he was still in uniform, the officers with Mason let him in to see his roommate. Mason was fast asleep, so after watching him for a few minutes, he left more upbeat than when he went in. “As a heads up,” he said to the two officers manning the door. “The other witness in this case, had an attempt made on his life because someone came in dressed like a doctor. Don’t trust anyone.”
“Nice of you to tell us that after you went in.”
Lucas was unrepentant. “I wanted to see him.” He tapped his forefinger against his hat at them in farewell and made his way to the ICU, where surprisingly, he was permitted straight through to Angelo’s room once his identity had been confirmed. So maybe he wasn’t on 1PP’s shit list after all. Unlike Mason, Angelo just looked unconscious. If it wasn’t for the fact that he was breathing, he was pale enough to be dead. He’d lost a lot of blood on top of whatever else that poison did to him.
It almost made him want to go back to 1PP and say to Mayliss’ guard, “Here. Hold my badge.” But being a cop was all he ever wanted, and he wouldn’t throw it away on a little gratuitous revenge.
He left the hospital and caught the subway home, still mulling things over as he walked the last few blocks to his front door. “The first thing I’m gonna do when I get upstairs is grab a beer,” he murmured to himself as he let himself in the front door and made his way up the stairs.
Living on the second floor made the elevator ridiculous in his mind. Though he certainly wouldn’t have said no to it when they lived on the ninth. Which brought up another point of interest: How long were they all going to be living in Llyr’s? He was the Nascerdios who was usually situated over in San Francisco. A three-story mansion, not including the two sub-levels or the underground car park. Back when Llyr didn’t pass Lucas’ sniff test, he’d found Llyr’s address and used Google Maps to have a look at the place from the outside. Very, very fancy, and Miss W would absolutely hate it.
But that wasn’t his problem, and he had enough of his own.
He slid his key into the apartment door and let himself in. “Hey, I’m home,” he called out, just like he always did.
The lack of response was weird. Usually, someone was milling around somewhere to shout back a greeting. Lucas sat on the stool and unlaced his boots, noticing that both Boyd’s sneakers and work boots were in the pile. So at the very least, the big guy was home. The presence of Sam’s Givenchy sneakers that Lucas thought they were going to have to surgically separate him from when he died were also amongst the pile.
Just as noticeably, the flip-flops Robbie had been wearing all day were absent. He hadn’t been at the hospital either, which would’ve been his next guess. Failing both of those, he’d probably gone back to work off some steam.
Not a bad idea. He might do the same in his new room. Oooor … he could fall into bed and catch up on sleep. He’d make his decision after his first beer.
As was his habit, he went to check on Sam first. As the youngest member of the household, he might have been in his twenties, but he still had a lot of growing up to do, and Lucas still saw him more as a high schooler than a college near-graduate.
He caught sight of the piece of paper taped to Sam’s door before he could read the words.
“Stay out. Leave Sam alone, gentlemen. Ivy.”
His hand froze at his shoulder and then lowered to his side again. If Miss W said to leave him alone, he was going to leave well enough alone.
On his way to their side of the apartment, he detoured past the fridge and grabbed a cold Bud, tossing the lid in the sink behind him. The trash was now kept out of sight in one of the cupboards under the sink, and he didn’t feel like backpedalling. He’d fix it up later.
He took his first swig at the laundry area and the second and third down the hallway. “Knock-knock,” he said, rapping the back of one knuckle against Boyd’s door.
He heard the roll of a chair right behind the door, and then the door opened. Boyd was still sitting in a wheeled chair which he pushed back with his heels to open the door fully. “Hey,” he said sheepishly.
Something was off. Lucas looked past him to where three blocks of wood and a packet of tools sat in the middle of the unmade bed. To his left, he saw a built-in table with a spread of food that quickly reminded him he hadn’t eaten all day.
He saw Boyd twist his head to follow his gaze and chuckle at him. “Here,” his roommate said, passing him the wrapped turkey and salad roll that had been made big enough to dwarf a works hotdog. “Start with that.” Boyd’s eyes went to Lucas’ beer and he huffed a sharp sigh.
“I can get you one while I’m up,” Lucas offered, tipping the bottom of his bottle towards the kitchen.
“Nah, I can’t have a beer at the moment.”
Why not? It was on the tip of his tongue to ask, but he knew the direct route was also the direct way to get Boyd to shut down, hard.
He took a moment to unwrap the roll “So what’s all this?” he asked, lifting his fingers off the roll long enough to point out the lumber and tools on the bed.
“A carving project,” Boyd answered, hesitantly.
“I didn’t know you carved.”
“I haven’t in years. I made my little brother a pretty cool toy soldier set back when I was ten.”
Lucas rested his shoulder against the door and took a bite of his roll. “So what inspired you to take it up again?”
Boyd shrugged and dropped his eyes to the table.
Okay, sensitive subject. “Any thoughts on what you’re going to make?”
“Nope,” Boyd admitted. “Working on putting a hole in this lot first. But there’s plenty here if you want to dig in.”
Robbie wasn’t in the habit of making up more than was necessary because he hated waste. Something about Boyd had changed since Robbie put the lunch together. Something Boyd was dancing around. He needed to come at this from a different direction. “What do you think of the new layout?” he asked, lifting his eyes to the room.
Boyd kicked back and twisted his chair to face the same way. “It’s bullshit,” he said, with a whole lot of passion. “Unless Llyr’s people were working on this the whole time we were living up the other end of the apartment, which never would’ve happened because renovations are never that quiet. This is impossible. We even have HVAC for fuck’s sake.”
Lucas looked up at the vent in the ceiling. “Shit, I didn’t even notice that,” he admitted.
Boyd stood up, and with his right hand over his head, he went up on to his tiptoes and brushed his fingertips across the ceiling. “That ceiling height hasn’t changed an inch, yet we have a foot of fucking HVAC running above it.”
“That’s impossible!”
“Tell me about it. And don’t get me started on how that kitchen and living room out there shouldn’t be but is.”
“And what’s over there?” Lucas asked, noticing the open barn door.
“Fantasyland,” Boyd answered, waving his hand for Lucas to go and look.
Lucas saw the dressing room, which lit up as soon as he went in. “JEY-SUS CHRIST!” Even though it wasn’t his dressing room, Boyd had permitted him to look, so he went over to the drawers and pulled the top one out. A jewellery drawer. Boyd, who didn’t own a piece of fucking jewellery, had a drawer set specifically designated for jewellery. Cufflink holders. Watch holders. Ring slots. Fucking runway lighting and mirrors on three sides! And half the padded coat hangers on one end of an empty rack were for suit jackets.
“Keep going,” Boyd said, gesturing for Lucas to move on to the other room. “It gets better.”
Lucas wanted to poke his nose in every drawer in the room, but he still followed Boyd’s direction. “No—fucking—way!”
“What am I going to do with all this fancy shit?” Boyd asked, coming up behind him once more.
“Well, I’m pretty sure someone’s introduced you to the concept of a shower and crapper at some point in your life,” Lucas jeered. His fighter instincts had him dropping low, just in time to avoid the sweeping arc of Boyd’s loose-fisted punch. He popped back up onto his feet again and leapt away, making sure to keep a good grip on both the beer and the sandwich. “I don’t know what you’re bitching for, man. You’ve got your own private bathroom. If anything, you suck.”
“Is yours the same as before?”
Boyd may have asked the question innocently enough, but Lucas heard the hitch in his voice at the very beginning and knew the nosey prick already knew the answer to that.
When Lucas gave him the same look he gave miscreant teenagers, Boyd’s lips kicked up on one side. “I was just seeing where the hell I was,” he admitted with a sideways grin. “I woke up here, with nothing around me that I recognised. I went room by room until I saw all of Robbie’s crap in his room and then I went out into the living room and found my chair.”
“Wait … you woke up in your room?”
Boyd’s shoulders twitched, his smile falling away. “I … might’ve fallen asleep in the car on the way home from work this morning.”
“You weigh nearly three hundred pounds!”
“Two eighty-ish.”
“Who the fuck got you out of the car and upstairs?”
Boyd shrugged. “My guess, Robbie and Angus must’ve pulled it off together somehow. All I know is, no one was home when I woke up.” With a sharp huff, he rolled his eyes, “Well, no one except Llyr and Miss W, and that was something I was not walking in on to ask them ...”
“What do you mean, Llyr and Miss W?”
Boyd’s right eyebrow arched high. “They were in Llyr’s room gettin’ bus—sy.” He drew out the word and waggled his eyebrows so that there was no misunderstanding.
Only Lucas was sure there had to be. “Llyr, and Miss W?” he asked in disbelief. “Are you sure?”
Boyd’s eyebrow dropped back to normal. “Well, let’s see. Grunt, grunt. Groan, groan. Oh yeah, Llyr. God, yeah. Loud scream of Llyr’s name, and then even more grunting.”
“Well, fuck,” Lucas growled in annoyance.
“What?”
“It looks like I owe Robbie ten bucks.”
Boyd burst out laughing. “You bet against Robbie when sex was the wager? You moron!”
“Shut up! I thought I had it in the bag. Miss W made it clear she never wanted anything to do with Sam’s … hey – do you think anyone’s told Sam?”
Boyd shrugged again. “Sam’s locked himself in his room.”
“And Miss W’s put a note on his door telling us all to leave him alone.”
“Really?” Boyd went back to his bedroom door and craned his neck on the angle to make out Sam’s door at the other end of the double hallway. “With everything else, I didn’t even notice that there.”
“Well, you wanna see the one cool factor about my room? Apart from the fact, the whole thing’s been soundproofed.”
“What’d you get soundproofing for?”
Lucas knocked his half-empty beer against Boyd’s chest and led the way next door to his room. “Open it up and take a look.”
He stepped aside and let Lucas go first, knowing the dimensions of his room were identical to the one he had upstairs. His queen-sized bed was flanked by built-in wardrobes, and very little else of his was in the room.
“So?” Boyd asked, turning back to him.
“Watch,” he said with a grin, and walking over to the bed with his hands still full, he hooked his foot under the foot of the bed and gave it a heave. The whole thing flipped up into line with the other two wardrobes, making it look like a full bank of closets. The floor was packed from wall to wall and wall to wall with tatami mats.
“They turned your bed into a murphy bed,” he said, missing the point entirely.
Lucas pointed his food and drink at the flooring. “They’re professional tatami mats,” he said unable to hide his excitement.
The blank look on Boyd’s face meant he still didn’t get the significance.
“Fine,” Lucas said, going back to the doorway where he put his roll and beer against the wall outside. When he came back into the room, he went to the left of Boyd, and in a blur of speed, put his foot on the wall and pushed off it in an upwards direction. He collected Boyd around the neck and shoulders and twisting sharply in mid-air, he used his momentum and weight to flip Boyd off his feet into a three-sixty degree spin that slammed the bigger man into the mats on his ass.
While his opponent was still dazed, Lucas wrapped his legs around Boyd’s waist from behind and locked one of Boyd’s arms above his head in a kata-ha-jime which he leaned back into to prevent Boyd’s superior strength from breaking the hold. “Say uncle,” Lucas taunted, once he felt Boyd start to struggle within the hold.
“Let me go, you little asswipe, before I rip your fucking legs off in your sleep and shove one up your ass and one down your neck.”
Lucas tched and tightened his stranglehold. “So much violence,” he laughed. “And threatening a law enforcement officer to boot…”
“Seriously, let me go before I lose my temper and pull shit on you that they don’t teach in any fancy fighting school.”
Sensing the fun was over, Lucas released his hold and rolled backwards out of the way, using his hands on the floor to flip himself back up on to his feet in case Boyd tried anything.
All Boyd did was climb to his feet and rub his shoulder where the hold had been at its tightest. “Last time I share my lunch with you, asshole.”
“Do you get it now?” he asked, gesturing at the compacted rice core mats. “They’re professional martial arts mats, man. They take the impact so instead of breaking your ass, it just bumps it.”
Boyd nodded. “So you can train in here.”
“Properly, and without disturbing anyone with jumps and pounds.”
“Have you looked in the wardrobes, yet?”
Lucas shot Boyd a quizzical look, and the older man chuckled. “You want to bet another ten bucks against at least one of them being filled to the brim with everything you could ever need to train with?”
Not interested in losing even more money, Lucas went to the nearest pair of wardrobes and after opening them, found nothing but drawers and hanging space. But, just like in Boyd’s room, there was a second set of cupboards down towards the end that backed onto Boyd’s ensuite. Lucas shot across to them, trying not to behave like a five-year-old on Christmas morning, but finding it really hard not to.
Especially when he opened the doors and found it was a ‘walk-in wardrobe’ going back almost six feet. Within the space was a large assortment of straps, gloves, protection pads, headgear, mouthguards, rash guards and two full-sized, top of the line combat mannequins, not including a designated space for his own Bob Man upstairs. Enough equipment for three people to train with simultaneously. When he turned to see what was behind him, he found a rack of sweat gear, fabric mats that were three by two feet in size and a fully decked out first aid station including a bar fridge with a shelf packed with cold packs and drinks.
Drinks … and protective sitting mats for the flooring?
He looked back near the door and saw the HVAC controls that would allow him to isolate the room from the rest of the house. Which were also the point of the drinks and protective mats. He wouldn’t be able to train in any air conditioning, any more than he could walk out of the room mid-training into it to get a drink. Either of those was without a doubt, the fastest way to catch pneumonia.
It was a sixteen-foot square professionally kitted space.
His own mini-dojo.
It was all … too much.
And it suddenly dawned on him that none of this was temporary.
Lucas slowly looked at his roommate, who stood in the middle of the room with his arms folded across his chest. “Do you get the feeling this relocation is a whole lot more permanent than ‘for our protection while the case is still ongoing’, man?”
“Yeah,” Boyd agreed, bobbing his head ever so slightly. “The question is, are we okay with that?”
That … is an excellent question.
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PART ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-TWO

((AUTHOR'S NOTE: Yesterday's larger post was as a thank you to my NREMT friend who helped me with all of my paramedic information in the last couple of posts. Today's was because I was having too much damn fun to stop. But tomorrow it will go back to its normal size, as I really can't keep spending all day on this, even if I do have all the fun in the world writing it. 😍🥰 ))
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2020.09.25 13:39 Worm2120 DIA conspiracy made top page of this sub finally!!! Now seems like the perfect time to maybe share new things, but more importantly ask for help in connecting MAJOR dots. They aren't THAT smart, we can solve this.

Hmm...
I'm so happy to see people are looking at Denver Airport again, however we were never looking close enough. I've been interested in DIA for quite a long time now and within the last year had the chance of visiting, and can't help but wonder why no one has ever found anything?
When you reach this point as a Conspiracy Hypothesizer (I didn't stutter), you have to realize that answer is still there, you just have to see the issue in a way many others aren't.
Now, to brush up on the basics of DIA:
At 33,531 acres (52.4 sq mi; 135.7 km2),[3] it is the largest airport in North America by land area and the second largest in the world, behind King Fahd International Airport.[4] Runway 1634L, with a length of 16,000 feet (3.03 mi; 4.88 km), is the longest public use runway in North America and the seventh longest in the world.
For reference; Manhattan stands at 22.82 mi^2, meaning you could fit Manhattan TWICE in DIA's property.
The runways totally DO look like Swastikas. You can't even deny it.
-Not to mention they openly admit, but never DISPROVE any conspiracies surrounding the airport. The effect has been... well no one thinks DIA is up to anything really anymore from workers claiming they've never seen anything to gargoyles literally mocking you for thinking they are up to something, they did a great job considering I still smell shit in the air and it isn't me. Yet the rest of the population seems to have forgotten some VERY important history.
Now onto some deeper thoughts:
The infamous "New world airport commission" stone.
The biggest thing anyone has pulled from this was that infamous, yet non-existent group that is first listed under "Contributors". While I agree this is strange, there is so much more to this stone guys.
Numerology:
March (3) 19, 1994.
1+9+1+9+9+4 = 33
Time Capsule to be opened in 2094 "for the people of Colorado"
20 + 9 + 4 = 33
-This date surrounding 1994 CANNOT BE COINCIDENTAL. I will prove it... keep reading.
Important person:
-Wellington E. Webb.
If you google that name with "Freemason", you'll find his PERSONAL WEBSITE. Where it strictly lists he is a 33rd degree mason, yet you cannot find that info anywhere else. This man is very mysterious to me and I'd love if someone can help me dig on all of this info. ANYWAY:
Wellington Webb's 1991 bid for mayor included his "Sneaker Campaign", in which he walked door to door through a large portion of Denver, introducing himself as a relatively unknown candidate.
Unknown candidate.
Webb served as mayor of Denver for 12 years, from 1991 to 2003. One highlight of his years in office was the South Platte River Corridor Project, involving commercial and residential redevelopment, as well as reclamation of park land, along the South Platte River in central Denver. He was also mayor at the time of the completion of Denver International Airport, started by his predecessor, Federico Peña.
Finished DIA, and is a 33rd degree Freemason. His name is on the stone, so this isn't hard to believe, I mean like he John Hancocked the thing lmao. Also in 1994:
In 1994, officials ordered a $62 million backup baggage system built to speed the airport's opening and to fill in until the kinks could be worked out of the main system.
So, Wellington Webb took over as mayor in 91', delayed DIA's opening 4 times and went so far over budget for an airport its unreal. The airport opened in 95', making 1994, the year the stone was also laid, the last year DIA would be closed and anything not hidden could be hidden.
Why am I so focused on 1994 and the stone?
-I was dumbfounded once I REALLY looked at the stone closer. Why is everyone so tied up on "The New World Airport Commission" if it doesn't exist on paper? Perhaps the members are listed on the stone I thought...
Martin Marietta Aeronautics.
That is the second name listed, right below the new world airport commission. Who is this company and why has no one ever heard of it you're wondering? Because in 1995, The Martin Marietta Corporation merged with the Lockheed Corporation to form what we now know today as: Lockheed Martin. This would make 1994 the last year that "Martin Marietta Aeronautics" would even exist, thus placing the stone in this year would never raise suspicion of conspiracy to anyone in the future, because Lockheed Martin is the most advanced technological companies in the entire world. Especially regarding military equipment. Just read up on some patents that Lockheed Martin holds to understand the true gravity of what this means.
Martin Marietta Corporation + Lockheed Corporation = Lockheed Martin = largest military arms supplier in the entire world, arguably holding the most advanced tech of our race = The New World Airport Commission? Why else would Martin Marietta hold any relevance to DIA whatsoever?
Fentress Bradburn Architects is also listed, though I couldn't find anything relevant but a quote:
I don't begin with a preconceived notion of what a building should be – it is not a sculpture. I prefer to patiently search through extensive discovery until I find a seam somewhere, crack it open and discover the art inside.[27]
from their Wikipedia page. The stone also lists:
Benjamin H. Bell Jr. and Claude w. Gray Sr. Both are very high ranking Freemasons, you've never heard of them before and cannot find ANYTHING online about these people EXCEPT for Freemason websites. VERY strange and I really need help finding out more, these people are smart but they are naive in thinking they can't be caught, the answer is here somewhere.
Now, this is gonna get me some hate I bet but I need to mention it: Wellington E. Webb, Benjamin H. Bell Jr, and Claude W. Gray Sr, are ALL 33rd degree African Americans. I don't know what this means or why, but I just know... it means something. Especially considering His recent political views from this 2020 interview. Notice him cheering on the violence of BLM protests:
Webb: I am so proud of these kids protesting that I boil over with pride. It’s also good to continue to see the old-timers who have been protesting police brutality and social justice issues for decades.
Hmmm...
Strange markings on the floors:
Dzit Dit Gaii - "White Mountain" - Blanca peak, Colorado. If you're paying close attention... you'll notice the ranking for this mountain for North American highest mountain peaks is ranked... 33rd. Why would this be put in a strange language in the middle of the airport? HMMMMMMMMMMMMM. No coincidences.
Anywho, I know DIA has just loads of shit out of the ordinary and spending multiple hundreds of millions of dollars for a "Luggage system" that failed is just not true. If you've worked there, I can assure you, you have not seen all 53sq Miles of that location and you never will. They could MILES underground for all we know and from the tech they can have. Anyway Im really tired so thats all I got for now lol, please help me expand on this info WE CAN SOLVE THIS MYSTERY PEOPLE WE JUST GOTTA THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX!!!
EDIT: Just wanted to add that 54.2sq miles is also 33,531 acres... gotttaaaa love the 33rd.
EDIT2: just wanted to state that on a map, its eerie that DIA is practically the start of Denver.
Also, I took my own picture of Bluecifier when I flew in to DIA... ill never forget that horse man. https://imgur.com/a/7GYkLlL
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2020.09.24 21:12 StevenStevens43 Gododdin literature

Gododdin literature
Welsh triads:
I will begin this article by first explaining why i refer to the Welsh triads, as Gododdin literature.
And the reason is, because the sub-roman welsh language actually takes root in the East coast of modern day Scotland. Approximate to todays Lothian region.
Gododdin
The Gododdin (Welsh pronunciation: [ɡɔˈdɔðɪn]) were a P-Celtic-speaking Brittonic) people of north-eastern Britannia, the area known as the Hen Ogledd or Old North (modern south-east Scotland and north-east England), in the sub-Roman period. Descendants of the Votadini, they are best known as the subject of the 6th-century Welsh poem Y Gododdin, which memorialises the Battle of Catraeth and is attributed to Aneirin.
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Gododdin territory
Norse-Gaels:
Now the Gododdin were almost definitely Norse-Gaels, speaking a Norse form of Gaelic.
Name
The meaning of Gall-Goídil is "foreigner Gaels" or "foreign Gaels" and although it can in theory mean any Gael of foreign origin, it always was used of Gaels (i.e. Gaelic-speakers) with some kind of Norse identity. This term is subject to a large range of variations depending on chronological and geographical differences in the Gaelic language, e.g. Gall Gaidel, Gall Gaidhel, Gall Gaidheal, Gall Gaedil, Gall Gaedhil, Gall Gaedhel, Gall Goidel, Gall Ghaedheil, etc. The modern term in Irish is Gall-Ghaeil or Gall-Ghaedheil, while the Scottish Gaelic is Gall-Ghàidheil.[1]
The Norse–Gaels often called themselves Ostmen or Austmen, meaning East-men
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Norse settlements
Odin:
The name Gododdin, almost definitely derives from the Norse god, Odin.
Odin
Odin (/ˈoʊdɪn/;[1] from Old Norse: Óðinn, IPA: [ˈoːðinː]) is a widely revered god in Germanic mythology. Norse mythology
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Odin
English language:
Now this brings me to the supposed "legendary" founder of Gwynedd, "Cunedda", who was supposed to have been a leader of the Goddodin, and the leader of the group that spread Welsh Gaelic to Wales, as well as playing a role in forming the roots for the early English language.
Kingdom
Cunedda, legendary founder of the Kingdom of Gwynedd in north Wales, is supposed to have been a Manaw Gododdin warlord who migrated southwest during the 5th century.[4]
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Map of place-names between the Firth of Forth and the River Tees: in green, names likely containing Brittonic elements; in red and orange, names likely containing the Old English elements -ham and -ingaham respectively. Brittonic names lie mostly to the north of the Lammermuir and Moorfoot Hills and may reflect the territory of the Gododdin.[5]
Cunedda:
And despite the claim in the above quote, Cunedda is not in the slightest bit "legendary".
Cunedda
Cunedda ap Edern or Cunedda Wledig[1] (fl. 5th century) was an important early Welsh leader, and the progenitor of the royal dynasty of Gwynedd.
Myth:
The only debate to be had regarding Cunedda, is regarding his descendancy.
Some scholars consider him being of Norse Gaelic descent a myth, in favour of the more preposterous and highly unlikely claim, that a norse-gaelic speaking leader of a tribe known as "god" "oddin" and spreading a language which probably pre-dated "Roman" is somehow a Roman descendant.
This claim can only be explained by early political minded Romano Brits that wished to re-establish the Roman empire by claiming every man and his dog is a Roman heir.
Background and life
[2] His genealogy is traced back to a grandfather named Padarn Beisrudd, which literally translates as Paternus of the "red tunic". One traditional interpretation identifies Padarn as a Roman (or Romano-British) official of reasonably high rank who had been placed in command of Votadini troops stationed in the Clackmannanshire region of Scotland in the 380s or earlier by the Emperor Magnus Maximus. Alternatively, he may have been a frontier chieftain who was granted Roman military rank, a practice attested elsewhere along the empire's borders at the time. In all likelihood, Padarn's command in Scotland was assumed after his death by his son, Edern (Latin: Æturnus), and then passed to Edern's son, Cunedda.
According to Old Welsh tradition contained in section 62 of the Historia Brittonum, Cunedda came from Manaw Gododdin, the modern Clackmannanshire region of Scotland:
Y Gododdin:
Some of the finest Welsh literature ever wrote, was written by the Gododdin, which would include the Welsh triads.
Cultural influence
There are a number of references to Y Gododdin in later Medieval Welsh poetry. The well-known 12th-century poem Hirlas Owain by Owain Cyfeiliog, in which Owain praises his own war-band, likens them to the heroes of the Gododdin and uses Y Gododdin as a model. A slightly later poet, Dafydd Benfras, in a eulogy addressed to Llywelyn the Great, wishes to be inspired "to sing as Aneirin sang / The day he sang the Gododdin". After this period this poetry seems to have been forgotten in Wales for centuries until Evan Evans (Ieuan Fardd) discovered the manuscript in the late 18th century. From the early 19th century onwards there are many allusions in Welsh poetry.
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Y Gododdin
Caswallawn:
Now this brings me to the historical Cassivellaunus.
However the historical Cassivellaunus is the exact same person as the legendary and mythological Caswallawn, mentioned in the Welsh triads.
Quite simply,Cassivellanus was his Roman name, given by Julius Caesar, but Caswallawn was his Celtic name, which is what Celts knew him as.
Cassivellaunus
Cassivellaunus was a historical British tribal chief who led the defence against Julius Caesar's second expedition to Britain in 54 BC. He led an alliance of tribes against Roman forces, but eventually surrendered after his location was revealed to Julius Caesar by defeated Britons.
Cassivellaunus made an impact on the British consciousness. He appears in British legend as Cassibelanus, one of Geoffrey of Monmouth's kings of Britain, and in the Mabinogion, the Brut y Brenhinedd and the Welsh Triads as Caswallawn, son of Beli Mawr. His name in Common Brittonic, \Cassiuellaunos, comes from Proto-Celtic \kassi- "passion, love, hate" (alternately, "long hair", or "bronze") + *uelna-mon- "leader, sovereign".[1]
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Caswallawn's city
Trinovantum:
Now according to Welsh triads Caswallawn awarded certain nobles with titles, including that of Trinovantum (London).
Legend
Cassivellaunus appears in Geoffrey of Monmouth's 12th century work Historia Regum Britanniae (History of the Kings of Britain), usually spelled Cassibelanus or Cassibelaunus.[6] The younger son of the former king Heli, he becomes king of Britain upon the death of his elder brother Lud, whose own sons Androgeus and Tenvantius are not yet of age. In recompense, Androgeus is made Duke of Kent and Trinovantum (London),
See article here for Trinovantum
Crocea Mors:
Now, according to Welsh tradition, Caesar during his first invasion had his sword taken off him, and was made to flee back to Gaul.
Legend
Caesar invades at the Thames Estuary. During the fighting, Cassibelanus's brother Nennius encounters Caesar and sustains a severe head wound. Caesar's sword gets stuck in Nennius's shield, and when the two are separated in the mêlée, Nennius throws away his own sword and attacks the Romans with Caesar's, killing many, including the tribune Labienus.[7] The Britons hold firm, and that night Caesar flees back to Gaul. Cassibelanus's celebrations are muted by Nennius's death from his head wound. He is buried with the sword he took from Caesar, which is named Crocea Mors (Yellow Death).
First invasion:
Now Caesars accounts of his first invasion do indeed point to a failure.
Though, Caesar did claim a certain success from the first invasion, claiming to have subjugated certain parts of the Southern shores and made alliances with Southern kings.
He mentions nothing about having his sword taken off him, however.
Success and motivation
If the invasion was intended as a full-scale campaign, invasion or occupation, it had failed, and if it is seen as a reconnaissance-in-force or a show of strength to deter further British aid to the Gauls, it had fallen short. Nonetheless, going to Britain beyond the "known world" carried such kudos for a Roman that the Senate decreed a supplicatio (thanksgiving) of twenty days when they received Caesar's report. It is also suggested that this invasion established alliances with British kings in the area which smoothed the later invasion of AD 43.[23]
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First landing
Second landing:
Typical, to Caesars claim of having made alliances with kings on the Southern shores, his second invasion attempt one year later was met with no resistance at the landing place in Kent.
Crossing and landing
Caesar landed at the place he had identified as the best landing-place the previous year. The Britons did not oppose the landing, apparently, as Caesar states, intimidated by the size of the fleet, but equally this may have been a strategic ploy to give them time to gather their forces, or may reflect their lack of concern.
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Second landing
Return to Gaul:
The triads claim during this campaign, Caesar was again quickly put to flight.
Legend
Two years later, Caesar invades again with a larger force. Cassibelanus, forewarned, had planted stakes beneath the waterline of the Thames which gut Caesar's ships, drowning thousands of men. The Romans are once again quickly put to flight.
Roman account:
Caesar got quite far in to British mainland before becoming opposed by Caswallawn, who was also at war with the Southern brits.
And though Caesar claims victory over Caswallawn, he did still decide to withdraw his troops from Britain, back to Gaul, for some unbeknown reason.
March inland first paragraph
Caesar then returned to the Stour crossing and found the Britons had massed their forces there. Cassivellaunus, a warlord from north of the Thames, had previously been at war with most of the British tribes. He had recently overthrown the king of the powerful Trinovantes
March inland fourth paragraph
Cassivellaunus sent word to his allies in Kent, Cingetorix), Carvilius, Taximagulus and Segovax, described as the "four kings of Cantium",[33] to stage a diversionary attack on the Roman beach-head to draw Caesar off, but this attack failed, and Cassivellaunus sent ambassadors to negotiate a surrender. Caesar was eager to return to Gaul for the winter due to growing unrest there, and an agreement was mediated by Commius. Cassivellaunus gave hostages, agreed an annual tribute, and undertook not to make war against Mandubracius or the Trinovantes. Caesar wrote to Cicero on 26 September, confirming the result of the campaign, with hostages but no booty taken, and that his army was about to return to Gaul.[34] He then left, leaving not a single Roman soldier in Britain to enforce his settlement. Whether the tribute was ever paid is unknown.
Charriots:
Caesar was also very complimentary of Caswallawns use of Charriots, which is something the Welsh triads did not mention.
Military
Caesar advanced to the Thames. The only fordable point was defended and fortified with sharp stakes, but the Romans managed to cross it. Cassivellaunus dismissed most of his army and resorted to guerilla tactics, relying on his knowledge of the territory and the speed of his chariots.
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Charriot
Meinlas:
Though, in actual fact, Caswallawns charriot likely was mentioned in Triad 38.
His horse was likely Meinlas, and his charriot, slender gray.
Unfortunately, likely mistaken as meaningless poetry.
Welsh literature
Triad 38 names his horse as Meinlas ("Slender Gray") and calls him one of the Three Bestowed Horses of the Island of Britain;[14]
Third invasion attempt:
A sensational claim is made by the Triads.
The triads claim that Caesar actually made a 3rd invasion attempt, and when Caswallawn went to fight them, he was met with an Army of Southerners fighting as Roman allies, and Caswallan was made to surrender to them, and become a vassal to Caesar.
Legend
Caesar invades a third time, landing at Richborough. As Cassibelaunus's army meets Caesar's, Androgeus attacks Cassibelaunus from the rear with five thousand men. His line broken, Cassibelanus retreats to a nearby hilltop. After two days siege, Androgeus appeals to Caesar to offer terms. Cassibelanus agrees to pay tribute of three thousand pounds of silver, and he and Caesar become friends.
Commius:
But this claim is actually supported by Caesar himself.
When Caesar conquered Gaul, turned Commius in to a vassal and sent him to Britain to help gain allies, and Commius did indeed negotiate the surrender of Caswallawn, who would have been taken by surprise by this attack from his fellow brits.
Ally to Caesar
When Julius Caesar conquered the Atrebates in Gaul in 57 BC,[1] as recounted in his Commentarii de Bello Gallico, he appointed Commius as king of the tribe. Before Caesar's first expedition to Britain in 55 BC, Commius was sent as Caesar's envoy to persuade the Britons not to resist him, as Caesar believed he would have influence on the island.[2] However he was arrested as soon as he arrived. When the Britons failed to prevent Caesar from landing, Commius was handed over as part of the negotiations.[3] Commius was able to provide a small detachment of cavalry from his tribe to help Caesar defeat further British attacks.[4] During Caesar's second expedition to Britain Commius negotiated the surrender of the British leader Cassivellaunus.[5]
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Julius Caesar
Mysterious ghost invasion:
Now, this third invasion attempt is in fact supported by a mysterious happening which baffles historians and scholars alike.
Caesar apparently chased Commius across the channel, and Commius became marooned on the british shores, like a lamb to the slaughter, but Caesar, instead of attacking, turned around and headed back to Gaul.
Obviously Caesar was simply coming to get Caswallawns surrender.
Enemy of Caesar
A 1st century AD source, Sextus Julius Frontinus's Strategemata, tells how Commius fled to Britain with a group of followers with Caesar in pursuit. When he reached the English Channel the wind was in his favour but the tide was out, leaving the ships stranded on the flats. Commius ordered the sails raised anyway. Caesar, following from a distance, assumed they were afloat and called off the pursuit.[11]
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Commius's jewelry
War with Ireland:
There is also a claim that Southern Britains during this period are also at war with Ireland.
Welsh literature
Cassivellaunus appears as Caswallawn, son of Beli Mawr, in the Welsh Triads, the Mabinogion, and the Welsh versions of Geoffrey's Historia Regum Britanniae known as the Brut y Brenhinedd. In the Second Branch of the Mabinogi, he appears as a usurper, who seizes the throne of Britain while the rightful king, Bran the Blessed, is at war in Ireland.
1287 BC:
And even in Irish mythology, during this period, there is indeed a five year interregnum period where for the first time since 1287 BC, Ireland has no high king, for five years.
Milesian
Triad 35:
Triad 35 claims that Caswallawn fought Caesar in gaul.
Welsh literature
Triad 35 indicates that Caswallawn left Britain with 21,000 men in pursuit of Caesar and never returned.[16]
Killed 6000 Romans in Gaul:
Also there was apparently a farther 6000 Romans killed in Gaul.
Welsh literature
.[17] A later collection of triads compiled by the 18th-century Welsh antiquarian Iolo Morganwg gives an expanded version of this tradition, including the details that Caswallawn had abducted Fflur from Caesar in Gaul, killing 6,000 Romans, and that Caesar invaded Britain in response.[18]
Gallic wars:
And in Julius Caesars history, he did indeed fight a war known as the Gallic wars, which Caesar did win, and the war resulted in 1 million deaths.
It was a "huge war".
It would have ended with Commius fleeing back to Britain, and with Caswallawns surrender.
Conquest of Gaul
He proved an astute commander, defeating Caesar at the Battle of Gergovia, but Caesar's elaborate siege-works at the Battle of Alesia finally forced his surrender.[67] Despite scattered outbreaks of warfare the following year,[68] Gaul was effectively conquered. Plutarch claimed that during the Gallic Wars the army had fought against three million men (of whom one million died, and another million were enslaved), subjugated 300 tribes, and destroyed 800 cities.[69]
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Caswallawn's surrender
Romantic:
Therefore, Rachel Bromwich's notion that the Welsh triads are romance, are inconsistent with the unromantic realities of war, and contemporary history.
Welsh literature
Welsh scholar Rachel Bromwich suggests the fragmentary allusions to Caswallawn in the Triads relate to a narrative of the character that has been lost.[13] This may have been in the form of a romance detailing the king's adventures, but would have been largely uninfluenced by the classical accounts.
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2020.09.24 09:54 leeman27534 i feel like KOL would make a really good idle game almost like a direct conversion

TL:DR - this is an idea - not saying it 'should' be done or anything of the sort - i'm a fan of idle games and i've kinda wished for a sort of offline KoL or one that could be done so i could play as much as i wanted without actually having to wait till tomorrow to pick it back up
merely pointed out that as a concept what KoL does with their sort of 'daily content' could also be done as an idle game in a more forced single player format - not necessarily connecting to the actual browser server stuff or our KoL characters at ALL
also mentioned how kol mafia already sort of 'auto plays' the game for you in a way - sort of meshing that whole aspect + the above 'offline disconnected singleplayer done faster than 300~ adventures in 24 hours' sort of thing

and by that i mean just an idle game not an incremental game that's constantly scaling up (well some aspects maybe) - a sort of weird time anomaly could be a good story reason - you're sort of stuck in your own little time loop bubble where you can go back to the beginning of kol's start and sort of 'work your way back up' to modern time kol in a more idle format - instead of actually spending years of time IRL time would progress faster\more wonky in this sort of 'standalone' thing
don't take it as a criticism of KOL or anything - it's just an idea i'm a big fan of idle games and a big fan of kol and idle games usually have a 'reset' mechanic so figured it wouldn't be too off base
and you would lose a lot of the charm and humor of the game doing it like this - but tbh a lot of kol mafia players are doing this already (and a lot of us have done dozens of runs where we've read all the content - fuck even if there was an 'idle' sort of more single player focused offline version not limited to the actual time we'd still play kol)
it'd be sorta more for the people wanting the more long term kol experience in a more compact form - and i'm sure i'm not the only person who's created a multi just to get more kol playing in


but imagine some kol mafia things like setting up macros to auto use and auto fighting in areas: that's essentially sort of an 'idle' kol already but i kinda mean one that can be played indefinitely rather than be limited per day - sorta single player kol lite or something
potentially being able to do stuff like grab quests shop in the mall (obviously not tied to actual kol players) change equipment eat drink (be merry) buy skills and a lot of other stuff while still autofighting: also being able to select sort of your 'reason' for fighting there not unlike kol mafia can - quest related need X item whatever

let's say one 'day' can be 5 minutes (which is pauseable for those trying to get a bunch of daily stuff in or needing to grab quests and whatnot) and say a new adventure or round in combat takes a second (so a decent 300 adv\day when it's fully automated is basically that 5 minute mark) and just like normal kol each 'day' you get base 40 adventures and stuff like food and booze can add more (and be reset at 'rollover') - you won't always be autofighting the entire 'day' and might even have a surplus of adv if you've gotten too many to actually get through in a single day and you're fully automated (presumably long term speed upgrades can change this around)
i'd also like to see some of the 'multiplayer' aspects still be represented too just of course differently - mall basically being 'buy items sort of like the in game stores already do' (and i'd like to knock off a digit for the higher end items like 'limited' time content and items of the month - conversely a 'mr a' would only sell for 3 million instead of around 30 and that being the base rate for other mr a items)
clan based stuff could be sort of related to the excess resources we all accumulate over a run - instead of just sitting in hangk's maybe combine the two function wise - the more overall item value (auto sell wise) in your storage as well as unused meat the more 'wealthy' your clan is, the more varied the item collection, itoms purchased for the clan, progress made in multiplayer content like the basement stuff the more (and stronger) clannies you can get (potentially opening up stuff like 'bots' to do stuff for you essentially for free - cook food and drink in bulk turn free out of ronin and just 'experimenting' and making different recipes over time for progress towards your achievements if they've got the ingredients doing hobopolis early on (relatively) sucks and is slow but as you do more runs your clan gets more experienced maybe get clannies devoted to doing dungeon dives passively without you potentially providing an idea for 'passive' meat gen (the idea is if you've already got a copy of the gear dropped and say the clan's stockpiled X numbers of that item too to represent the clan members doing the run getting looted up to you start selling the excess - paying for the run itself and extra)

and karma is given per run like normal so you can still perm skills across your character but also maybe a secondary 'run' currency for boosting the idle nature of the game or providing a way of getting some other stuff: 'abilities' like 'auto get quests' 'auto stop when quest complete' 'auto start new quest that's next in the queue' - basically things that as you do more runs you can 'automate' the game even more - eventually working more like those mafia scripts that can do the entire run by themselves or something

but also maybe this secondary run resource (uncle bucks maybe - 10 for a mr a and an itom) could also be used as like access to items of the month or say maybe 'buying' a timed event like crimbo or something (sorta like the idea of like 10-25 runs could be like 15 'days' of crimbo - 25 days basically being two hours of play time and needing to do like crimbo 1 before others or something to that effect)
maybe have this scale up according to the 'trophies' or just achievements (figure they could be 'free') you've gotten overall (and maybe not have as many as kol's got) - basically having 'done' more of the content scales up how often you can get these items
also not sure how to do the items of the month - sorta like the idea of 25 ish runs representing a 'year' so maybe have two runs ish be a month and unlock a new itom after that - kol's been around for like 16 years a 'run' taking around half an hour 25 being a year so depending on how much you'd do it could do almost two years in a single real day (also would maybe like itoms available for say 3 'months' because you're not gonna have enough of this credit to probably get the itoms every 'month' for a while) (also feel like the time logistics i'm getting something wrong but i can't seem to see what it is glossing back over this)

and maybe a third thing just related to overall runs that can help speed things up in general - start doing a new adventure in .95 seconds or whatever and be able to lower the 'day' cycle from 300 seconds to 285 seconds - not a thing meant to improve what's available in a run like karma or to improve automation so it goes from sort of stumbling around with kol mafia auto fight all the way up to it automatically doing most aspects of a run for you letting it truly be 'idle', but instead being a thing to speed up overall progress of the game - scaling up how quick you can do runs mechanically speaking while permed skills and good usage of turns and whatnot will speed up quest doing itself

i feel like for a not super long term idle game this could be pretty okay - we'd basically be able to 'catch up' to current content in a week and a half of 'hard' going at it even if we went from like start the 'real' clock back at 2004 - and that's just basically unlocking content not even entirely covering how many runs that'd take to get there compared to getting say all the skills permed and all the itoms gotten and all the content done

i think it's a solid kinda concept: still probably a few 'kinks' to work out (like you could pause the 'day' timer - let's say you could also do extra 'runs' within a month or something - it'd slow down overall time based unlocking progress but allow you to get extra karma and 'second ascension resource' in to get say an item of the month you really want but don't want to have to buy in the mall later - i'd like to have the secondary ascension resource eventually be enough to get an itom every 'month' and probably then some, with enough 'content' explored but that'll probably be quite a while - trading off 'real time' progress for being able to still get it early on seems like a good compromise - on the other hand given i kinda wanted the sort of time displacement option to revisit certain limited events potentially one could just go back later if needed
there's also the aspect of actual stuff changing with the times: not sure if i really wanted to go that in depth - like sure it might fit a sort of 'reliving kol's history' to be able to go back to NS11 and have skills have different effects and whatnot than they do now: but at the same time that would probably be a pretty big PITA and it might be just a lot simpler if the current sort of 'style' was done for 'then' too (so like earthquake event changing skill mp values might still happen as an 'event' but don't actually change anything - it's just represented as a point in time)

of course even if the kol people thought it was a good idea and wanted to implement it it'd probably be a PITA: i figure a lot of it wouldn't be 'that' hard - but sort of managing the timeframe of when some items are available and whatnot might be a PITA (basically 14 years worth of extra items and content would be in the 'idle' game but locked out of actually getting access to and unlock intermittenly
and maybe there'd be changes: like 4 runs in a 'month' instead of two, slowing down the overall progress towards sort of 'current' day but also giving you a lot more time to get those perms in and more access towards the special challenge paths (they last 3 months so instead of just six runs it's now 12 - actually maybe we could bump that to 4 months since there's no challenge path then a month of crimbo - not like it actually has to fit the literal calendar but that would also delay the 'yearly' progress - also with the whole pausing the month sort of thing maybe wouldn't work with crimbo well - some of the stuff's a little too strong to stockpile nigh endless amounts of it if desired)
also i keep saying 'runs' like it directly correlates to overall 'time' - probably should've stopped that a while back - sorta generalizing that if a 'run' is around 30 mins (averaging six days) then a month could be around 2X or 4X that (4x being 24 ish days and being a tad closer) - maybe these 3-4 month 'chunks' will auto run through but to move to the next you've got to select it (or just have the option to auto move on selected) - if we've got say 100 days in a 'season' we might get to 100 then have the option for 'extra' runs or something then a half a season crimbo that doesn't get an 'extra' (but might be buyable later or something - potential time displacement available for when you've gotten to the 'end' of the current time and still have bonus 'uncle bucks' or whatever we'd call the secondary ascension resource having bought all the automation stuff as well as had enough runs to get the itom gear) and that's a 'year' - first season is all the new year itoms available for the first time then the first 3 months and season 2 and 3 are the yearly itoms still but 4 new itoms per month (so new year content and jan feb mar then 'april may june july' 'august sept oct nov' ish then dec being the 'crimbo' month)
and of course once you get to the end you can still do content it just doesn't scale up the 'real' time (as there's no spring 2021 ready or whatever) - maybe you can invest like half of the uncle bucks you'd get from a given challenge run in standard for extra karma at that point or the 'at the time' rewards (so it's not just the latest challenge that's repeatable for bonus karma - though this current one's a doozy)
hell maybe not just a single run going 'back in time' - maybe you can end up trying to develop a time gate (was that a itom) where you could go back to a certain 'real time' date and basically play the game from there: any 'future' itoms and skills are locked just as like 2 year old stuff would be in standard but it would allow you to set up sort of long term 'current run bonus karma\uncle bucks' grinds instead of needing to spend more uncle bucks than you might be able to make back for repeating a specific thing 'in run' - the downside is unless you've gotten through the 'this idle version's specific content to not just develop a timegate but also needing a timegate in the past as well - you'd have to wait through the time again - go back to 2015 after you've gotten to 2020 - you're gonna need to go through the entire 5 years again instead of just that 'ascension' being located at that time

the only sort of 'new' content would be basically the stuff related to the screwed up time sort of thing - could be a sort of 'meta story' for this version of kol - having ascended and seemingly gone right back to the same timeframe even if it's worldline is different (paths) so many times with so many people time's gone crazy and you're stuck in your own little time bubble or something (sorta story excuse for it cutting away from a single player yet also mmo ish sort of dealio to a thing where a day can pass in minutes) - there could still be text and story and whatnot just not quite to the scale of KOL - maybe we'd actually have a good reason story wise to ascend - sort of help build up these sort of time related potential possibilities in 'beyond the pale' where you might augment your very being to experience an even greater acceleration of time and what you can do (less time taken in a 'day' sort of accelerated getting into a new adventure and actual fighting and being able to 'automate' stuff being equivalent to your (in game) behavior and actions actually matching the accelerated process (as well as just doing the same thing a hundred times - yeah yeah i know do x then y for z result)

and progress towards this sort of vahalla time based upgrades is increased for the time specific events - doing a run is a little credit but the one time events (ish) are a bigger deal - witnessing events like overall game changes or crimbo which defies the in game calendar or whatever is very important to understanding this new situation (or whatever) so potentially a 'kol timeline' is sort of a meta ascension reset allowing you to get other stuff specific to this game (and potentially it's idle nature) - upgrade your temporal capabilities in general maybe unlock perks that can help adventuring somehow - like a small chance that if an item didn't drop can sort of 'roll again' sort of like the slimeling would be an interesting sort of use of a temporal anomaly or sort of 'overhealed' health or mana can sort of potentially rollover as bonus health or mana in between fights (to a limit - not like i'm suggesting you could use a 1k healing item at max health and get 1k extra health - more like 'maybe' the overhealed regen from the last adventure counts for the next one - probably not stacking or could serve some other purpose like leveling up some sort of 'meta' skill level - healing extra hp provides a % health increase skill exp that's not a perk and might have tiers that provide other perks like base regen - leveling mostly myst characters might mean your overall character's a better mage with like a temporal based passive % bonus to myst or spell damage or whatnot - basically the idea is for a sort of representation of growth not just as an adventurer in a given run but as a sort of 'soul' stuck in a wonky temporal situation)
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2020.09.24 06:13 TheMidnightArchive The Abduction and Murder of Amber Hagerman

A Trip to The Grocery Store
The late winter in Texas is a mild time usually, with steady wind and a biting chill in the air. The season is one of change, the life force of the previous year is fading away to succumb to a newness imbued by the heat of the Spring and Summer. January 12th, 1996 in Arlington, Texas was no different, the sun was shining, the wind was steady, and the temperature hovered around the mid-sixties. On this day Donna Whitson and her two children, nine-year-old Amber and five-year-old Ricky Hagerman were in Arlington visiting Donna’s parents, Glenda and Jimmie Whitson. The family arrived at their destination around 3pm and upon disembarking Donna’s car the kids asked to ride their bikes, the ones that Donna had her parents keep at their home for them. Donna, without a second thought, assented to the request with the limitation that the kids stay within a block of their grandparents’ home. She wanted them to be safe.
Once astride their bicycles and away from nagging adults, Amber disregarded the boundary set upon her and her brother. Amber led Ricky to the local neighborhood play spot, a shuttered Winn-Dixie grocery store and after approximately 15 minutes of riding around the parking lot and loading dock the younger Ricky was ready to turn back home, whether out of fear of being beyond their boundary or being tired is unknown. What is known is that Amber had elected to stay and ride her bike around the parking lot of the store on her own for a while longer, that Ricky went home alone, and that in the intervening time something horrible would happen to Amber that would shape substance and conscious of the her family forever.
On January 12th, Mr. Jim Kevil was sitting on his back porch looking out over his yard and fence, a view that happened to encompass the next-door Winn-Dixie store’s loading dock and the street it was on. Around 3:15 pm Mr. Kevil saw a lone young girl riding a colorful bike around the grocery store loading dock when a dark colored truck quickly pulled into the parking lot. Jim Kevil would later state that the driver of the truck was either white or Hispanic and between the ages of 25-40, this unknown subject grabbed Amber, who let out a scream and began kicking her abductor. The driver then put Amber in his vehicle before he sped off West bound down Abrams Road. Not just a passive witness, Mr. Kevil called 911 to report the incident to the police and to try to aid in the capture of the kidnapper and the return of the little girl. This would be the last time that anyone would see Amber Hagerman alive.
After arriving home alone five-year-old Ricky Hagerman was sent by his family back to the Winn-Dixie to retrieve his sister. Turning his bike around Ricky did as requested, only to return to an empty parking lot. Only a brief eight minutes had elapsed since he had last seen his sister, but it was too late; Amber was gone. Ricky once again arrived alone to the Whitson home prompting Grandfather Jimmie Whitson to race to the store in his car to search for Amber himself. Jimmie would arrive at the store at about the same time as an Arlington police officer, summoned by Jim Kevil’s 911 call did; the only remnant of Amber was her abandoned bicycle.
Law Enforcement, including the local police and the FBI (involved as a result of the pleas of Amber’s distraught family), coupled with a mass of volunteers began a wide net search for the missing girl, but came up empty. Amber had vanished.
Discovery
January 16, 1996 is a day that Amber’s family will never forget. Four days after she had been taken by an unidentified male from that Winn-Dixie parking lot, Amber Hagerman’s body was discovered in the early morning hours by an anonymous man walking his dog near the Forest Hills Apartment Complex in Arlington, Texas. Her body was found face down in a creek approximately 4 miles from her abduction site. Prior to this, apartment maintenance workers had been in that area and seen nothing, suggesting that the remains were either placed there after the workers had left or moved down stream by a torrential rainstorm that had just occurred. Amber’s family was informed shortly after the discovery, shocked they initially refused to believe the news with her father quoted in a New York Times article written at the time as saying, “She’s still alive” to the reporters covering the case and camped outside the Whitson home.
Amber was discovered wearing nothing but a single sock and the medical examiner would later confirm investigators suspicions, there was evidence of sexual assault and physical abuse, the cause of death: lacerations to the neck and throat. Additionally, the medical examiner stated that there was evidence that Amber had been kept alive for at least two days after her abduction before she was murdered, and her body disposed of.
Investigation Still Ongoing
More than 20 years later the investigation is still technically ongoing, to date the Arlington Police Department (APD) has not formally announced that they have any suspects or persons of interest. APD Detective Ben Lopez stated in a recent interview that the APD still receives tips regularly regarding the case and the department thoroughly investigates each one like it could be the piece of the puzzle that finally gives Amber’s family closure and justice.
An explanation of this unsolved murder most likely lies in the fact that Amber’s body was left in running water for an indeterminate amount of time, coupled with the storm that raised the creek level and most likely moved the body from the dump site, forensic evidence would have been all but erased and any physical evidence diluted or washed away. Not helping the investigation is the fact that there is only one witness to the crime: Jim Kevil was the sole person to come forward with information regarding the abduction, despite the fact that Amber was taken in broad daylight on a residential street. To date no one else has come forward with evidence or statements to aid in the apprehension of the unknown subject. Some reports assert that this is a result of the immigrant community in the area and the traditional apprehension of this population in talking to law enforcement thought that remains unsubstantiated speculation.
It is believed that Amber’s abductor and murderer was a stranger to her given that he took her by force and did not attempt to talk her into his vehicle. With this, I agree with the official narrative. Where I differ is on why Amber was taken. Based on the speed at which the abduction occurred it suggests to me that Amber may have been watched for some time before being taken. As stated previously Amber Hagerman was abducted in a window of approximately 8 minutes from when her brother left and then returned to bring her home. The official narrative is that this was an act of extreme opportunity when the perpetrator just happened to be driving by when he saw her alone. This would suggest that there was an event that triggered sporadic actions in the perpetrator, to quote a popular television show there must have been a stressor that induced this action.
Regardless of the why, the fact of the matter is that Amber Hagerman’s killer is still at large. He has gone unpunished for his heinous actions against this innocent little girl and by extension her family. As a result of chance and a fluke of nature no evidence or additional witnesses remain of what happened on that fateful winter day. Amber’s killer is nameless, and her family is left with no closure or answers, only questions and heartache.
Possible Suspects
Richard Lee Franks
Richard Lee Franks was charged on March 16, 2000 with the aggravated kidnapping of Opal Jo Jennings from Saginaw, a town a few miles north of Fort Worth. On March 26, 1999 6-year-old Opal was playing with her 3-year-old cousin in a vacant lot next to her grandparent’s house when Franks pulled up to the lot in his black Mercury Cougar. He then exited his vehicle and approached the kids feigning conversation with them. When Franks was close enough, he plucked Opal off the ground, punched her in the chest and put her in his car. What happened next was not unlike in Amber’s case, a large-scale search was launched for Opal led by her family and the local police department, it would not be for five years that Opal would be found. Her remains were discovered in a wooded area while two individuals were riding their horses along a remote trail. As a result of the state in which the remains were found, there was little physical or forensic evidence. What was clear was that the cause of death was most likely the result of a blow to the head. Franks would later be charged with Opal’s kidnapping but not her murder as there was no evidence to prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that Franks had indeed murdered her. In fact, he claimed that he had driven her to a local store to get a drink and left her there. What lends credence to Franks as a potential suspect is the similarity between Amber and Opal, and the way that they were taken. Both were seemingly impulse driven abductions based on the speed in which they occurred.
This link between Opal and Amber was not solely based on the research of internet sleuths. Mark Simpson, an investigating officer in the Hagerman case in an address to the National Children’s Advocacy Center’s 26 Annual National Symposium on Child Abuse to the fact that Franks had prior criminal history involving children, all young, brown haired girls and that Opal’s kidnaping occurred in the same county as Amber’s. Based on proximity, prior history, and similarity in method at the very least one could expect that APD would investigate Franks as a person of interest however, that has not been the case.
Terapon Adhahn
Born in Bangkok, Thailand. Terapon immigrated to the United States as a child when his mother married a U.S. serviceman and he returned to the United States. As he grew older Terapon would become a Buddhist monk as well as follow in his stepfather’s footsteps and join the U.S. Army. Adhahn has been connected to (either directly as the known perpetrator or suspected) multiple offenses, both resolved or unresolved, against children throughout Washington State including rape, kidnapping, and murder. He has also been questioned in connection the Amber Hagerman case by APD though has not been named as an official suspect.
In 1990 Adhahn was charged with sexual assault against a 16-year-old relative. This charge would result in him being forced to register as a sex offender and enter rehabilitation but as a first offense was not enough for him to be deported.
On May 31, 2000 an 11-year-old unnamed (for reasons of privacy) Spanaway County Girl was abducted on her way to school. She was bound and taken to a secluded training field close to the Fort Lewis Military Base where she was repeatedly assaulted over the course of an hour. After the assaults Adhahn left her bound on a road nearby where she would be discovered walking, still bound with her eyes taped over, by a Tacoma City Police Officer.
In December 2005, Adre’anna Jackson would also be abducted on her way to school, she disappeared from Lakewood in Pierce County, Washington and was never seen again. Over a year later, April 2006, skeletal remains were found in a field near her Tillicum neighborhood. Investigators showed pictures of Adhahn to residents who identified him as a known handyman who frequently worked in the area. He is regarded as a person of interest in this case.
On July 4, 2007 Zina Linnik had been watching a firework display with her siblings on a hilltop near her home when her father, Mikhail Linnik, on his back porch presumably also watching the display, heard his daughter cry out. When he arrived at the spot that Zina was taken all that was left was a single shoe she had been wearing, Mikhail also saw a gray Chevy Astro van speeding away and he was able to partially make out the license plate. Four days alter Terapon Adhahn was arrested for the kidnapping of Zina. However, this speedy apprehension was not enough, on condition of prosecution not seeking the death penalty, Adhahn led investigators to the remains of young Zina Linnik. She had been strangled with a zip tie though Adhahn would claim that her death had been an accident.
Additionally, while living in the Tacoma area, Adhahn was responsible for the care of an unnamed (again for the sake of privacy) 12-year-old girl. Her mother allowed the girl to live with Adhahn since she was unable to provide for her daughter, Adhahn only a “friend of her mother’s boyfriend”. Over the course of the next three years Adhahn would subject the young girl to repeated sexual assault, stopping only when she was able to run away after being assaulted at gun point.
Why Terapon Adhahn? It has been reported that, coupled with his extensive and horrendous history with children, Terapon lived for a time with his aunt in the Fort Worth area around 1996. During the investigation, law enforcement noticed striking similarities in the method of kidnapping, assault, and victims in the Adhahn case and with a few officers having been trained in Texas for the Amber Alert System, were familiar with the Hagerman case. Additionally, he used a similar vehicle in the Fort Lewis incident as was seen in Amber’s abduction. Terapon has been question regarding Amber's abduction and murder though not formally named as a suspect or even a person of interest.
Similar Cases
Heidi Seeman – San Antonio, Texas
On August 4, 1990 11-year-old Heidi Seeman was walking home from a sleep-over at a friend house the previous night. Her unnamed friend walked Heidi a part of the way home, to a midpoint between their houses at the intersection of Stahl road and Willow Run Street. Approaching the intersection Heidi’s friend as well as neighbors in the area reported seeing a red car with dark tinted windows pass by the girls slowly, and the driver watching them intently. Thinking nothing much of it, the girls parted ways and Heidi was never seen again. On August 25th, 1990 her remains were found in Hays County, Texas. No additional details were released regarding her death aside from the fact that a medical examiner ruled her death as a result of homicide.
Erica Botello – San Antonio, Texas
Closer in circumstance to Amber Hagerman, 7-year-old Erica Botello was taken on August 23, 1990 from the playground (or road next to depending on source) near her apartment complex. She was not unsupervised or alone the entire time she was playing. Erica was with her Father however he stepped inside for a brief time. When he went back outside, Erica was gone. Her remains would be found on August 25, 1990 in a storm drain about a mile from her home and abduction site. There is little information regarding Erica’s as she was and is eclipsed by the case of Heidi Seeman, a young white girl just a few years older than Erica, a girl of Hispanic dissent, from a wealthier side of San Antonio to the working class area that the Botello family lived in. Any information found on Erica is usually limited to brief sentences and always in tandem to Heidi.
Legacy and Aftermath
What happened to Amber Hagerman is not a mystery, it is known. She was taken from her family, held and assaulted over the course of two days, killed, and her body was disposed of in a creek not far from her abduction site. Her killer did all of these things without leaving any evidence, and slipped away. What isn't known is who did those things to her? Was it someone she knew? Had that person been watching her? Was this all really the result of chance and opportunity? One can hope that these questions, and more, will be answered one day but with each passing day the possibility that they never will be becomes all the more real.
It has been 24 years since Amber Hagerman was abducted and murdered yet her legacy lives on.
Amber’s abduction and murder was the impetus for the creation for the AMBER Alert System. This is a coordinated effort between law enforcement, radio, television, and cellphone broadcast systems to alert the general public in the region of an abduction to the incident and any information that law enforcement has on the abduction such as their physical description as well as the description of the vehicle they were last seen with. This system has resulted in the safe return of almost 1,000 children in the United States since its inception as a regional program in 1997, then national (and international) in 2000 however it is also under scrutiny for saving so few and being so annoying as an alert results in an alarm blaring through the device that receives it, and for saving so few. Critics question whether it saving just one life is worth it, is saving so few worth it?
I say yes.

Sources
Amber Hagerman
Arlington police mum about whether DNA evidence exist in unsolved Amber Hagerman case
CRIME HUNTER: Sleep interrupted? Think about Amber Hagerman Toronto Sun
[APD "Missing" flyer for Amber Haggerman, 1996] - Side 1 of 1 - The Portal to Texas History
AA28.pdf
Gale In Context: Biography - Document - Body of Kidnapped Texas Girl Is Found
Body of Girl Who Was Dragged Screaming Off Bicycle Is Found - Los Angeles Times
How Were Amber Alerts Created? The Amber Hagerman Cold Case - A&E
Child abuse symposium speaker tells of similar abduction/murder cases with different endings - al.com
Richard Lee Franks
Medical examiner: Remains are those of missing girl - Plainview Herald
Richard Lee Franks Texas Prison Inmates The Texas Tribune
FRANKS v. STATE FindLaw
Family prepares to bury girl who was abducted five years ago - Midland Reporter-Telegram
FBI, Texas Rangers investigating death of 6-year-old girl in Saginaw Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Terapon Adhahn
Adhahn pleads guilty to murder of Tacoma girl, 12 The Seattle Times
Killer of Tacoma child reveals motive in papers The Seattle Times
Terapon Adhahn pleads guilty to rape, murder of Zina Linnik HeraldNet.com
Child abduction-rape investigation widens - seattlepi.com
Heidi Seeman and Erica Botello
August marks 30 years since disappearances of Heidi Seeman, Erica Botello
1990 kidnapping, murder of two San Antonio girls still unsolved
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2020.09.24 06:08 TheMidnightArchive The Abduction and Murder of Amber Hagerman

The Abduction and Murder of Amber Hagerman
A Trip to The Grocery Store
The late winter in Texas is a mild time usually, with steady wind and a biting chill in the air. The season is one of change, the life force of the previous year is fading away to succumb to a newness imbued by the heat of the Spring and Summer. January 12th, 1996 in Arlington, Texas was no different, the sun was shining, the wind was steady, and the temperature hovered around the mid-sixties. On this day Donna Whitson and her two children, nine-year-old Amber and five-year-old Ricky Hagerman were in Arlington visiting Donna’s parents, Glenda and Jimmie Whitson. The family arrived at their destination around 3pm and upon disembarking Donna’s car the kids asked to ride their bikes, the ones that Donna had her parents keep at their home for them. Donna, without a second thought, assented to the request with the limitation that the kids stay within a block of their grandparents’ home. She wanted them to be safe.
Once astride their bicycles and away from nagging adults, Amber disregarded the boundary set upon her and her brother. Amber led Ricky to the local neighborhood play spot, a shuttered Winn-Dixie grocery store and after approximately 15 minutes of riding around the parking lot and loading dock the younger Ricky was ready to turn back home, whether out of fear of being beyond their boundary or being tired is unknown. What is known is that Amber had elected to stay and ride her bike around the parking lot of the store on her own for a while longer, that Ricky went home alone, and that in the intervening time something horrible would happen to Amber that would shape substance and conscious of the her family forever.
On January 12th, Mr. Jim Kevil was sitting on his back porch looking out over his yard and fence, a view that happened to encompass the next-door Winn-Dixie store’s loading dock and the street it was on. Around 3:15 pm Mr. Kevil saw a lone young girl riding a colorful bike around the grocery store loading dock when a dark colored truck quickly pulled into the parking lot. Jim Kevil would later state that the driver of the truck was either white or Hispanic and between the ages of 25-40, this unknown subject grabbed Amber, who let out a scream and began kicking her abductor. The driver then put Amber in his vehicle before he sped off West bound down Abrams Road. Not just a passive witness, Mr. Kevil called 911 to report the incident to the police and to try to aid in the capture of the kidnapper and the return of the little girl. This would be the last time that anyone would see Amber Hagerman alive.
After arriving home alone five-year-old Ricky Hagerman was sent by his family back to the Winn-Dixie to retrieve his sister. Turning his bike around Ricky did as requested, only to return to an empty parking lot. Only a brief eight minutes had elapsed since he had last seen his sister, but it was too late; Amber was gone. Ricky once again arrived alone to the Whitson home prompting Grandfather Jimmie Whitson to race to the store in his car to search for Amber himself. Jimmie would arrive at the store at about the same time as an Arlington police officer, summoned by Jim Kevil’s 911 call did; the only remnant of Amber was her abandoned bicycle.
Law Enforcement, including the local police and the FBI (involved as a result of the pleas of Amber’s distraught family), coupled with a mass of volunteers began a wide net search for the missing girl, but came up empty. Amber had vanished.
Discovery
January 16, 1996 is a day that Amber’s family will never forget. Four days after she had been taken by an unidentified male from that Winn-Dixie parking lot, Amber Hagerman’s body was discovered in the early morning hours by an anonymous man walking his dog near the Forest Hills Apartment Complex in Arlington, Texas. Her body was found face down in a creek approximately 4 miles from her abduction site. Prior to this, apartment maintenance workers had been in that area and seen nothing, suggesting that the remains were either placed there after the workers had left or moved down stream by a torrential rainstorm that had just occurred. Amber’s family was informed shortly after the discovery, shocked they initially refused to believe the news with her father quoted in a New York Times article written at the time as saying, “She’s still alive” to the reporters covering the case and camped outside the Whitson home.
Amber was discovered wearing nothing but a single sock and the medical examiner would later confirm investigators suspicions, there was evidence of sexual assault and physical abuse, the cause of death: lacerations to the neck and throat. Additionally, the medical examiner stated that there was evidence that Amber had been kept alive for at least two days after her abduction before she was murdered, and her body disposed of.
Investigation Still Ongoing
More than 20 years later the investigation is still technically ongoing, to date the Arlington Police Department (APD) has not formally announced that they have any suspects or persons of interest. APD Detective Ben Lopez stated in a recent interview that the APD still receives tips regularly regarding the case and the department thoroughly investigates each one like it could be the piece of the puzzle that finally gives Amber’s family closure and justice.
An explanation of this unsolved murder most likely lies in the fact that Amber’s body was left in running water for an indeterminate amount of time, coupled with the storm that raised the creek level and most likely moved the body from the dump site, forensic evidence would have been all but erased and any physical evidence diluted or washed away. Not helping the investigation is the fact that there is only one witness to the crime: Jim Kevil was the sole person to come forward with information regarding the abduction, despite the fact that Amber was taken in broad daylight on a residential street. To date no one else has come forward with evidence or statements to aid in the apprehension of the unknown subject. Some reports assert that this is a result of the immigrant community in the area and the traditional apprehension of this population in talking to law enforcement thought that remains unsubstantiated speculation.
It is believed that Amber’s abductor and murderer was a stranger to her given that he took her by force and did not attempt to talk her into his vehicle. With this, I agree with the official narrative. Where I differ is on why Amber was taken. Based on the speed at which the abduction occurred it suggests to me that Amber may have been watched for some time before being taken. As stated previously Amber Hagerman was abducted in a window of approximately 8 minutes from when her brother left and then returned to bring her home. The official narrative is that this was an act of extreme opportunity when the perpetrator just happened to be driving by when he saw her alone. This would suggest that there was an event that triggered sporadic actions in the perpetrator, to quote a popular television show there must have been a stressor that induced this action.
Regardless of the why, the fact of the matter is that Amber Hagerman’s killer is still at large. He has gone unpunished for his heinous actions against this innocent little girl and by extension her family. As a result of chance and a fluke of nature no evidence or additional witnesses remain of what happened on that fateful winter day. Amber’s killer is nameless, and her family is left with no closure or answers, only questions and heartache.
Possible Suspects
Richard Lee Franks
Richard Lee Franks was charged on March 16, 2000 with the aggravated kidnapping of Opal Jo Jennings from Saginaw, a town a few miles north of Fort Worth. On March 26, 1999 6-year-old Opal was playing with her 3-year-old cousin in a vacant lot next to her grandparent’s house when Franks pulled up to the lot in his black Mercury Cougar. He then exited his vehicle and approached the kids feigning conversation with them. When Franks was close enough, he plucked Opal off the ground, punched her in the chest and put her in his car. What happened next was not unlike in Amber’s case, a large-scale search was launched for Opal led by her family and the local police department, it would not be for five years that Opal would be found. Her remains were discovered in a wooded area while two individuals were riding their horses along a remote trail. As a result of the state in which the remains were found, there was little physical or forensic evidence. What was clear was that the cause of death was most likely the result of a blow to the head. Franks would later be charged with Opal’s kidnapping but not her murder as there was no evidence to prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that Franks had indeed murdered her. In fact, he claimed that he had driven her to a local store to get a drink and left her there. What lends credence to Franks as a potential suspect is the similarity between Amber and Opal, and the way that they were taken. Both were seemingly impulse driven abductions based on the speed in which they occurred.
This link between Opal and Amber was not solely based on the research of internet sleuths. Mark Simpson, an investigating officer in the Hagerman case in an address to the National Children’s Advocacy Center’s 26 Annual National Symposium on Child Abuse to the fact that Franks had prior criminal history involving children, all young, brown haired girls and that Opal’s kidnaping occurred in the same county as Amber’s. Based on proximity, prior history, and similarity in method at the very least one could expect that APD would investigate Franks as a person of interest however, that has not been the case.
Terapon Adhahn
Born in Bangkok, Thailand. Terapon immigrated to the United States as a child when his mother married a U.S. serviceman and he returned to the United States. As he grew older Terapon would become a Buddhist monk as well as follow in his stepfather’s footsteps and join the U.S. Army. Adhahn has been connected to (either directly as the known perpetrator or suspected) multiple offenses, both resolved or unresolved, against children throughout Washington State including rape, kidnapping, and murder. He has also been questioned in connection the Amber Hagerman case by APD though has not been named as an official suspect.
In 1990 Adhahn was charged with sexual assault against a 16-year-old relative. This charge would result in him being forced to register as a sex offender and enter rehabilitation but as a first offense was not enough for him to be deported.
On May 31, 2000 an 11-year-old unnamed (for reasons of privacy) Spanaway County Girl was abducted on her way to school. She was bound and taken to a secluded training field close to the Fort Lewis Military Base where she was repeatedly assaulted over the course of an hour. After the assaults Adhahn left her bound on a road nearby where she would be discovered walking, still bound with her eyes taped over, by a Tacoma City Police Officer.
In December 2005, Adre’anna Jackson would also be abducted on her way to school, she disappeared from Lakewood in Pierce County, Washington and was never seen again. Over a year later, April 2006, skeletal remains were found in a field near her Tillicum neighborhood. Investigators showed pictures of Adhahn to residents who identified him as a known handyman who frequently worked in the area. He is regarded as a person of interest in this case.
On July 4, 2007 Zina Linnik had been watching a firework display with her siblings on a hilltop near her home when her father, Mikhail Linnik, on his back porch presumably also watching the display, heard his daughter cry out. When he arrived at the spot that Zina was taken all that was left was a single shoe she had been wearing, Mikhail also saw a gray Chevy Astro van speeding away and he was able to partially make out the license plate. Four days alter Terapon Adhahn was arrested for the kidnapping of Zina. However, this speedy apprehension was not enough, on condition of prosecution not seeking the death penalty, Adhahn led investigators to the remains of young Zina Linnik. She had been strangled with a zip tie though Adhahn would claim that her death had been an accident.
Additionally, while living in the Tacoma area, Adhahn was responsible for the care of an unnamed (again for the sake of privacy) 12-year-old girl. Her mother allowed the girl to live with Adhahn since she was unable to provide for her daughter, Adhahn only a “friend of her mother’s boyfriend”. Over the course of the next three years Adhahn would subject the young girl to repeated sexual assault, stopping only when she was able to run away after being assaulted at gun point.
Why Terapon Adhahn? It has been reported that, coupled with his extensive and horrendous history with children, Terapon lived for a time with his aunt in the Fort Worth area around 1996. During the investigation, law enforcement noticed striking similarities in the method of kidnapping, assault, and victims in the Adhahn case and with a few officers having been trained in Texas for the Amber Alert System, were familiar with the Hagerman case. Additionally, he used a similar vehicle in the Fort Lewis incident as was seen in Amber’s abduction. Terapon has been question regarding Amber's abduction and murder though not formally named as a suspect or even a person of interest.
Similar Cases
Heidi Seeman – San Antonio, Texas
On August 4, 1990 11-year-old Heidi Seeman was walking home from a sleep-over at a friend house the previous night. Her unnamed friend walked Heidi a part of the way home, to a midpoint between their houses at the intersection of Stahl road and Willow Run Street. Approaching the intersection Heidi’s friend as well as neighbors in the area reported seeing a red car with dark tinted windows pass by the girls slowly, and the driver watching them intently. Thinking nothing much of it, the girls parted ways and Heidi was never seen again. On August 25th, 1990 her remains were found in Hays County, Texas. No additional details were released regarding her death aside from the fact that a medical examiner ruled her death as a result of homicide.
Erica Botello – San Antonio, Texas
Closer in circumstance to Amber Hagerman, 7-year-old Erica Botello was taken on August 23, 1990 from the playground (or road next to depending on source) near her apartment complex. She was not unsupervised or alone the entire time she was playing. Erica was with her Father however he stepped inside for a brief time. When he went back outside, Erica was gone. Her remains would be found on August 25, 1990 in a storm drain about a mile from her home and abduction site. There is little information regarding Erica’s as she was and is eclipsed by the case of Heidi Seeman, a young white girl just a few years older than Erica, a girl of Hispanic dissent, from a wealthier side of San Antonio to the working class area that the Botello family lived in. Any information found on Erica is usually limited to brief sentences and always in tandem to Heidi.
Legacy and Aftermath
What happened to Amber Hagerman is not a mystery, it is known. She was taken from her family, held and assaulted over the course of two days, killed, and her body was disposed of in a creek not far from her abduction site. Her killer did all of these things without leaving any evidence, and slipped away. What isn't known is who did those things to her? Was it someone she knew? Had that person been watching her? Was this all really the result of chance and opportunity? One can hope that these questions, and more, will be answered one day but with each passing day the possibility that they never will be becomes all the more real.
It has been 24 years since Amber Hagerman was abducted and murdered yet her legacy lives on.
Amber’s abduction and murder was the impetus for the creation for the AMBER Alert System. This is a coordinated effort between law enforcement, radio, television, and cellphone broadcast systems to alert the general public in the region of an abduction to the incident and any information that law enforcement has on the abduction such as their physical description as well as the description of the vehicle they were last seen with. This system has resulted in the safe return of almost 1,000 children in the United States since its inception as a regional program in 1997, then national (and international) in 2000 however it is also under scrutiny for saving so few and being so annoying as an alert results in an alarm blaring through the device that receives it, and for saving so few. Critics question whether it saving just one life is worth it, is saving so few worth it?
I say yes.

Sources
Amber Hagerman
Arlington police mum about whether DNA evidence exist in unsolved Amber Hagerman case
CRIME HUNTER: Sleep interrupted? Think about Amber Hagerman Toronto Sun
[APD "Missing" flyer for Amber Haggerman, 1996] - Side 1 of 1 - The Portal to Texas History
AA28.pdf
Gale In Context: Biography - Document - Body of Kidnapped Texas Girl Is Found
Body of Girl Who Was Dragged Screaming Off Bicycle Is Found - Los Angeles Times
How Were Amber Alerts Created? The Amber Hagerman Cold Case - A&E
Child abuse symposium speaker tells of similar abduction/murder cases with different endings - al.com
Richard Lee Franks
Medical examiner: Remains are those of missing girl - Plainview Herald
Richard Lee Franks Texas Prison Inmates The Texas Tribune
FRANKS v. STATE FindLaw
Family prepares to bury girl who was abducted five years ago - Midland Reporter-Telegram
FBI, Texas Rangers investigating death of 6-year-old girl in Saginaw Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Terapon Adhahn
Adhahn pleads guilty to murder of Tacoma girl, 12 The Seattle Times
Killer of Tacoma child reveals motive in papers The Seattle Times
Terapon Adhahn pleads guilty to rape, murder of Zina Linnik HeraldNet.com
Child abduction-rape investigation widens - seattlepi.com
Heidi Seeman and Erica Botello
August marks 30 years since disappearances of Heidi Seeman, Erica Botello
1990 kidnapping, murder of two San Antonio girls still unsolved
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2020.09.24 05:39 nickhintonn333 Missing Flight 370

Missing Flight 370
On March 13, 2018, a twitter user who went by the name strayedaway, or Ty, posted a thread about a creepy voicemail he received regarding the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The thread went viral and many more people came out claiming to have received the same one.. This prompted people all over the internet to get involved and help solve the mystery. However, there was never a real conclusion, and after receiving an overwhelming amount of publicity and even death threats, Ty and many others linked to the thread deactivated their accounts. Many people claim the whole thing was an elaborate hoax or even an alternate reality game, but I am not satisfied with those answers. Ty’s thread and the bizarre disappearance of MH370 still linger in the back of my mind to this day.
https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/creepy-military-voicemail-warning-of-impending-doomsday-sends-internet-into-meltdown/news-story/afe34f8dce8d48a0269cd925838743e8
For those who are unaware, MH370 was an international flight that disappeared on March 8, 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The voicemail Ty received 4 years later was an SOS message thought to be recorded on the missing plane’s black box. Some said solar flares happening around that time may have allowed the message to be picked up by cellphones. Solar flares cause electromagnetic pulses in the atmosphere, so with increased electromagnetic activity, signals would have been amplified and had a farther range.
https://www.sciencealert.com/no-massive-solar-storm-headed-to-earth-march-2018-noaa-g1
The voicemail was a recording of a robotic voice speaking in military code. After twitter investigators deciphered it, they discovered a chilling warning about aliens followed by a string of numbers that turned out to be coordinates close to the place MH370 vanished from radar. Besides the voicemail, there are many more oddities surrounding this event and there seems to be a synchronistic pattern hiding in plane sight. Flight 370, a Boeing 777, left on the 7th day of the 3rd month and Malaysia Airlines is said to fly nearly 37,000 passengers daily.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26492748#:~:text=Malaysia%27s%20national%20carrier%20is%20one,Jennifer%20Pak%20in%20Kuala%20Lumpur.
The television show Lost seemed to predict the event as well, 10 years before it happened. In the show, a Boeing 777 deviates from its path, turns around, and disappears somewhere off the coast of Australia. This is exactly what MH370 did. The show also seemed to predict who would be on the plane. In Lost, some of the passengers included an actor and two men who used fake passports. On MH370, there was an actor and two men who used fake passports as well.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/10688861/Mystery-fake-passport-holders-on-flight-MH370-were-Iranian.html
https://www.thestar.com.my/lifestyle/uncategorized/2014/03/13/marco-polo-stuntman-and-jet-lis-body-double-ju-kun-was-also-on-flight-mh370/
The actor was Ju Kun, Jet Li's body double, and fake identities were used by two Iranian men seeking asylum in Europe. Oddly enough, in Lost, a psychic predicts the plane crash. MH370‘s disappearance also seemed to be predicted by the Nigerian prophet T. B. Joshua. In 2013, T. B. Joshua warned that an aircraft carrying over 200 passengers from an Asian nation would have some serious problems. MH370 had 227 passengers on board. The video of his proclamation went viral on YouTube after the flight’s disappearance.
https://emmanuel.tv/content/missing-malaysia-airlines-mh370-prophecy-tb-joshua/
Another strange synchronicity is Lost was first aired on September 22, 2004. September 22 would turn out to be big day for CERN, exactly 7 years later. If you‘re unaware, CERN is a facility that smashes atoms together to create mini black holes and look for other dimensions. On September 22, 2011, CERN succeeded in sending particles faster than the speed of light. Physicists hypothesize that going faster than light speed could actually result in time travel. However, the claim was supposedly debunked sometime later. But this is still up for debate.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faster-than-light_neutrino_anomaly
But what I find most strange, is the fact that the man who made this discovery was forced to resign. Conspiracy theorists claim CERN did in fact achieve time travel and caused the past to change, a phenomenon known as the Mandela Effect. They say this historical event constantly switches back and forth between having happened on the 22nd or 23rd. Supposedly, every year around this time, new inconsistencies in history pop up.
https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/general/september-22-23-date-anomalies
Ironically, the plot of Lost is centered around a time travel experiment called the Dharma Initiative. In The Lost Experience, it’s revealed that the goal of the experiment was for people to alter the timeline and push back doomsday. Oddly enough, its logo looks just like CERN.
CERN compared to the Dharma Initiative's logo
Coincidentally, The Lost Experience was an alternate reality game. Remember that the voicemail received by Ty was thought to be part of an ARG as well. Similarly, the investigation sparked by Ty’s thread uncovered the date of a supposed doomsday event, April 18, 2018. Many speculated that on this day there would be an alien invasion. Obviously this didn’t happen, but perhaps uncovering the plan pushed back doomsday, like in the Lost game. With UFOs now in the news, the idea of an alien invasion or apocalyptic event seems even more relevant. If you’ve read my other threads, you know I think the apocalypse has something do with something known as the Black Sun. Oddly enough, MH370 also has connections to this concept. The Black Sun is a symbol that some say represents a portal to somewhere beyond space and time. This strange mural dedicated to the disappearance of MH370 depicts the plane flying straight into something resembling a black hole. The portal seems to be luring the passengers inside by telling them to come in.
\"Come in!!\"
Another mural seems to depict this as well. In this picture, we see a plane flying right into what appears to be a tear in the fabric of reality. Yet another mural shows the missing flight returning through one. Were the passengers of MH370 taken to another dimension?
Some questionable murals
This all seems reminiscent of Donnie Darko, a movie about doomsday, time travel, and a plane falling through a black hole in the sky. Just like in Lost, the main character, who is guided by a demonic humanoid rabbit, is tasked with closing a time loop and stopping the apocalypse. The Black Sun is also symbolic of Saturn, which was known to the ancients as the god of time. Saturn is also famous for having a hexagon on its North Pole. In the painting below, we see MH370 trapped behind a net of hexagons. Were the passengers victims of a Saturnian ritual?
A literal hex on MH370?
Even stranger, in Man of Steel, a trident shaped UFO that resembles the Malaysian Airlines logo crashes off the coast of Australia, just like MH370 did. The movie shows the coordinates of the UFO being 37° S 76° E. Here we see more numerology at work. But it gets weirder. If you type in the opposite coordinates, 37° N 76° W, you get the location of King Neptune‘s Park on Virginia Beach. At the park there is a statue of King Neptune holding a trident. The streets leading up to the park, which are adjacent to 33rd Street, form a trident as well.
Just a coincidence?
Okay, these 'coincidences' are getting a little out of hand.
Ironically, Virginia Beach is an hour drive from Middlesex, the town where Donnie Darko takes place. In Mission Impossible III, another movie centered around chasing a white rabbit, there’s a scene where the Malaysian Airlines logo can be seen from behind, revealing a hidden 666.
Do you see?!
The same exact scene was also used in the movie Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The movie is about sun harvesting robots who reside on one of Saturn’s moons. I find it odd they reused the same footage for two films released roughly 3 years apart.
Hmmm...
The area MH370 went missing was also near one of the 12 Vile Vortices. The Vile Vortices are anomalous regions where the planet’s electromagnetic field is thought to be stronger than usual. The regions are known for UFO activity and strange disappearances of boats and planes. The Devil’s Triangle, better known as The Bermuda Triangle, is one of the most famous Vile Vortices. Oddly enough, on the exact opposite side of the globe, is the region MH370 disappeared. Are these two places somehow connected?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_T._Sanderson
The Bermuda Triangle (right) and the area MH370 went missing (left)
All these connections could be nothing more than a coincidence, but I find them too profound to dismiss. I believe the matrix speaks to us in symbols and I believe it is trying to tell us what really happened to MH370. There is still a lot more to this story and it involves the rabbit symbolism I mentioned briefly. I’ve written about the white rabbit and it’s connection to time travel before, but maybe I will do a part 2 where I go into it in more detail another time. Anyways, as always, thanks for reading.
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2020.09.23 09:27 Giora_Thorntree Oki Islands

Overview
The Oki Islands are a small archipelago in the Sea of Japan, roughly 50km off the north coast of Shimane prefecture. On a clear day, they are clearly visible from the Japanese mainland. However, the distance is enough that the islands feel distinctively remote, and have their own pace of life.
The islands are the remnants of two large volcanoes which sit on the sea bed. One of the volcanoes has produced only one large main island - Dogo, also known as "Okinoshima" - which is where the bulk of the Oki's population live: there are about 20,000 people on the island. The other volcano has produced scores of islands, though only 3 are inhabited: Chibu, Ama, and Nishinoshima. These islands cluster around each other, with the underwater caldera of the volcano forming a little "inland sea", in an area known collectively as "Dozen". Only about 5000 people live on the 3 Dozen islands in total.
History
The Oki Islands have been inhabited as long as the rest of Japan, and were incorporated into the earliest Japanese states, much like neighboring regions of Honshu. The islands comprise their own Japanese province: Oki. Always a small and lightly populated province, it was kept independent because of transportation issues, and the difficulties of trying to administer it from the mainland. The only real famous episodes of history that occurred on the Oki Islands were during the Kamakura Era, when two emperors were sent into exile on the islands after rising up against the Kamakura government. In the early 13th century, the first Kamakura era emperor Go-Toba's rebellion was ultimately unsuccessful, and he spent 19 years on Ama before dying a lonely death. A hundred years later, Go-Daigo was only in the Oki's for a year, before escaping, Napoleon-style, back to the mainland, where he triumphantly re-enterred Kyoto, briefly became ruler of all Japan, and then had to flee again and establish an alternative court in Yoshino. The Oki's make the most of their connections to these emperors.
In modern times, the islands are the base of the Liancourt Rocks dispute, with Japan claiming that the Korean controlled uninhabitable rocks are part of the Oki Islands. The Oki's are peppered with propaganda declaring that "Takeshima" (as the Liancourt Rocks are known in Japanese) are an inalienable part of Japan.
To and from the Islands
There's an airport on Dogo, with limited flights. Most visitors come and leave by boat. Three large vehicle ferries, and one smaller high-speed passenger ferry run between the islands and the mainland, as well as between Dogo and the Dozen islands. There are at least 2 boats a day on most routes. Two ports on the mainland are served: Sakaiminato, in Tottori Prefecture, and the port of Shichirui, in Matsue, Shimane, which is in a remote location, but has good road access. In addition, there are many ferry services each day running the short hops between the three Dozen islands.
The ferry services are among the highlights of visiting the Oki's. The islands look spectacular from the sea, and the ferries round remote capes and off-shore islands that are difficult to get to by other means. For the best views, use the slower, cheaper car ferries rather than the high-speed boat.
Getting around the islands
RENTING A CAR - Cars can be rented on the islands, and are a particularly good bet on Dogo, which is large. The car companies tend to run policies which suit island travel reality, offering good rates on 24-hour rentals, for example, which will give you a car between two ferry sailings. Being small, the number of cars on offer is limited, and rental cars sell out during busy vacation periods.
CYCLING - You can rent bicycles on the island, though the Oki's are very hilly. Dogo is roughly 100km around, and with lots of big hills along the way, it's not suited for a day cycle unless you're practicing for the Tour de France.
BUS - Bus services on the islands tend to be infrequent, but many places of interest are served. The tourist offices tend to discourage use of buses - particularly on Dogo - but if strategically combined with some hiking, the buses can be very handy for getting around the islands.
HIKING - The islands are perfect for hiking! They're beautiful, roads are generally wide and little trafficked, and there's very good pedestrian infrastructure, with lots of pavements. Combined with the odd bus ride, hiking is a great way to explore the Oki's.
HITCHHIKING - Should be comparatively easy. Even without flagging anything down, we had several vehicles stop and ask if we wanted rides, and had multiple offers from people to drive us out their way to our destinations. In out of the way places, however, there are very few cars!
Accommodation
Hotels and minshuku can be found all over the islands. There are also lots of campsites on the islands, many with spectacular settings. Camping is recommended.
General infrastructure
There are no convenience stores on the islands. The only real supermarkets are in the main town on Dogo. Away from there, larger villages have some very basic grocery shops, but don't expect much! The main port areas on Ama and Nishinoshima have some restaurants. In general, you need to plan your food carefully on the Oki's, particularly if you don't have a car.
Tourist information offices were found at all the ports we visited. We found them very helpful, with useful maps and pamphlets, and an eagerness to answer questions. On the smaller islands, you can also use them as left luggage. Visitors to the Oki's should bring money with them, but if desperate, you can probably find useable ATM's at island post offices.
General Sightseeing
The scenic beauty of the islands is undoubtedly the highlight. The coastal scenery in particular, with dramatic volcanic cliffs, and all kinds of rocky islets is worth the visit alone. On top of that, there are some nice historic and cultural sights, as well as a chance to mingle with the friendly locals, who still live in rather cut off, insular communities.
One word of warning: there are too many museums on the Oki's. Many of the museums and other ticketed attractions are only somewhat interesting, without much on display. The islands would benefit from an amalgamation of museums!
Dogo
The largest island in the Oki's. The main town lies in the south, sprawling for several kilometers around rice-filled valleys, rocky hills, and the coastline of a beautiful natural harbour. This is where the main port is. The port area is quite pretty, and has the biggest concentration of restaurants in the Oki's. The main shopping area is a few kilometers inland, and includes the islands' only real supermarkets.
Elsewhere, the island is a mess of coastal fishing village, rocky highlands, and remote, forested hills. The sights are spread out, and beautiful scenery is just about everywhere, particularly along the coast.
COASTAL SCENERY
The coast is gorgeous pretty much everywhere. Given the dramatic nature of the volcanic coastline, there are few places with coastal roads. Accessing coastal scenic spots often involves long jaunts in and out of the interior. Here are some selections of nice spots, going clockwise around the island from the main port. No doubt there is plenty of dramatic scenery elsewhere as well.
Saigo Bay - The Bay shares its name with the island's main port. This is the best natural harbour on Dogo. There are some very pretty roads running alongside the bay.
Airport cliffs - Just below the airport are some beautiful, dramatic cliffs. They're most easily seen from the ferries.
Candlestick Rock - One of the island's most famous spots, this is a pointy rock which sticks out of the sea a little like a candle. It's surrounded by more dramatic coastal scenery. One way to see it is to take a sightseeing boat, though there are also some spots on the island from where you can see it and more dramatic scenery, including the pretty village of Kumi.
Shirashima - The island's most beautiful spot! Stunning volcanic scenery here, including gorgeous white cliffs, like a volcanic Dover. There are hiking trails along the cliffs, as well as a beautiful viewpoint. The nearby village of Igo is my pick as the island's prettiest, located in highlands overlooking a stunning bay, framed by volcanic scenery.
Nakamura - The village of Nakamura has more rocky cliffs, as well as a pretty little beach.
Jodogoaura - Another well known spot, with lots of little rocky islets, and dramatic cliffs, some so dramatic that they have fallen down and destroyed the hiking trails. Less visited (and indeed less beautiful) than Shirashima, there are still some hiking trails that remain here, as well as nice viewpoints.
Kuroshima - This is a small offshore island composed of hexagonal column rocks, a la the Giant's Causeway. The coastline here is very beautiful. There's a viewpoint on the main road, high above the sea, where you get nice views of the island.
INLAND SCENERY
We didn't visit much in the interior, but the mountains of Dogo hold various attractions, including a notable waterfall, some old cedar trees, and the habitat of the endemic Oki salamander. Many roads to these places are currently closed, making them difficult to visit. In the north of the island, there are some pretty highlands, including grasslands grazed by cows. Pheasants are also quite common.
CULTURAL SIGHTS
Nature Museum - Just across the street from the port is a nature museum, dedicated to the island's natural geography. It's not the most interesting museum in the country, but will at least teach you about some of the Oki's unique wildlife.
Tamawakasu-Mikoto Jinja - Within walking distance of the port, this shrine is the island's top cultural site. Three buildings here - the Honden, a small gate, and a house built for the shrine's priest - are an Important Cultural Property (ICP). The Honden is a large, beautiful structure in a style unique to the Oki islands. There's also a very old cedar tree on the shrine grounds. Next door is an interesting little museum, housing just a handful of historic artifacts. The highlight here are three copper artifacts from the Nara era - two bells used by official envoys traveling between the Oki's and the capital (Nara/Kyoto), as well as an official provincial government tax seal. All three are very rare official government articles of the era.
Kokubun-ji - Oki's Kokubun-ji bizarrely charges an entrance fee, though there isn't much to see. The temple burned down once in the 19th century and then again in the 20th century, so its old statues have been reduced to little more than charcoal. Slightly more interesting are a small collection of Nara era roof tiles which have been dug up at the site. The Kokubun-ji is also one of two locations in the Oki's which claims to have been the site of Go-Daigo's "palace", so there are also the ruins of that, as well as a small shrine dedicated to the former Emperor on the temple grounds.
Mizuwakasu Jinja - In the north of the island, in one of its larger valleys, this is another interesting shrine. The highlight here is the large, imposing Honden, built in the unusual local style. There are two museums next to the shrine. We only visited one, which is housed in a couple of interesting historic buildings, both of which were moved here from elsewhere on the island. One is an early Meiji Western-style office building, which once housed the Oki's main government offices; the other is a traditional farmhouse.
Isemikoto Jinja - If you can't get enough of Oki-style Honden, this shrine, in the pretty village of Kumi, has one dating from the late Edo period. It's noted for its rather distinctive carvings of dragons on the front of the building.
Tsuma Boathouses - The village of Tsuma is noted for its unusual boat houses, built on the beach. We didn't get a chance to visit.
Sasaki Residence - In the barely inhabited village of Kama, this residence is considered the best preserved old house on the Oki's. It was built for the local village chief, at a time when the village was much more prosperous. It's an impressive, rather upscale house, open with a ticket. If you speak Japanese, the caretaker will try and explain just about every artifact in the house to you, and may even inexplicably ply you with croissants.
Nishinoshima
The largest of the Dozen islands, this is a big step down from Dogo, with a fraction of its population. There are three main population centers, none of which is more than a small village: Beppu, where the main port and bulk of facilities are; a network of villages spread out around a very pretty bay, right in the middle of the island; and the very sleepy Urago, which has a modern coffee shop to help wake you up, but little else. The highlight of Nishinoshima is its incredible coastal cliffs.
KUROKI-GOSHO
Very close to Beppu port, this is the other site in the Oki's which claims to have once housed Emperor Go-Daigo. There's little to see at the site itself, though its located at the top of a little hill, and offers nice views. There's a tiny museum at the site, where Go-Daigo's story is told.
MT. TAKUHI
The tallest mountain in the Dozen islands, this is the remnant of the main volcano which created the islands in the first place. It's surrounded by a large caldera, most of which is under the sea, though the northernmost section connects Mt. Takuhi to the rest of Nishinoshima Island. The mountain is about 450 meters high. You can drive a car up to 210 meters, but from there on you must proceed on foot. About halfway up the mountain is a dramatic shrine, with its Honden installed partially within a natural cave formed out of a massive volcanic rock. The shrine has very pretty buildings, which are an ICP. From the shrine grounds, as well as the top of the mountain itself, there are spectacular views all over Dozen and beyond.
CANAL AND BAY
In the middle of Nishinoshima sits a large, and very pretty, bay. At the north end of the bay, a small canal cut in the Taisho era effectively cuts the island in two. There are some nice cliffs here, as well as a beach. The bay is best appreciated from the large bridge that stands at its mouth.
YURAHIME JINJA - The most important shrine on the island, Yurahime Jinja has very pleasant, though rather modern, buildings. The shallow inlet next to the shrine is said to be full of squid, though I didn't see any when I visited.
CLIFFS - This is what the island is known for! Most of Nishinoshima is essentially the edge of the caldera of a massive, extinct volcano, and the volcanic forces combined with erosion have created some of the most stunning scenery in the country - I kid you not! The north and western coasts of the island are full of incredibly impressive coastal cliffs. The best known and most easily accessible cliffs are called Kuniga and Matengai, and are linked by a 2km long hiking trail. Matengai sits 250 meters above the sea, at the top of a nearly vertical wall of volcanic rock. It is quite something! The clifftops are noted for unusual vegetation (for Japan), including lots of grasslands, and horses and cows are allowed to graze freely here. It's thus a rare spot in Japan where hikers can come toe to toe with cows and horses out doing their own thing. In addition to the cliffs, there's more volcanic fun, including lots of rocky islets, and a famous natural arch. It really is a beautiful and unique spot! Further to the south are more cliffs, as well as a couple of notable viewpoints. It's also possible to take a tourist boat around the cliffs, with sailings leaving from the previously mentioned Urago.
Ama
Ama is the flattest of the Dozen islands, or at least the north is. A couple of pretty valleys here are the only place in the Dozen's where rice is farmed. The south of the island is hilly and sparsely populated, with a rather wild cape at the very southern tip, where there's a little lighthouse. There are only a select number of places of interest on Ama.
AKIYA COAST - This is a beautiful little spot by the sea, in the northeast of the island. There are some lovely red-and-black volcanic cliffs here, an isolated little cove, lots of rocky islets off-shore. It's the island's number one scenic spot. It's been very lightly developed, with a public toilet, very simple campsite, and little else.
KONKO-JI - This temple has some kind of connection to Emperor Go-Toba, though I have no idea what it is. In fact, the temple itself is difficult to comprehend. It's very basic! It lies at the top of a tall, steep hill, and the main reason to come up is for the great views over the island.
GO-TOBA SITES - Emperor Go-Toba spent nineteen years on Ama, and a cluster of sites around his former "palace" (anywhere that an Emperor lives is automatically a palace!) celebrate the island's most famous resident. The ruins of the temple where he stayed are kind of interesting, with an old well and pond. Nearby is Go-Toba's main tomb. Apparently, most of the old emperor was buried here, though some of his bones were taken to Kyoto, where they were buried in Ohara. A separate tomb for him sits there, and is also open to the public, just behind the famous Sanzen-in. Back on Ama, there's also a small museum dedicated to Go-Toba (who was a noted poet and man of letters, as well as a failed government rebel), as well as the very grand Oki Shrine, dedicated to the Emperor, which dates from at least the early Edo period, though its present form is from the 20th century.
MURAKAMI HOUSE - Close to the Oki Shrine, this is a rather grand mansion built by a family of local notables. It's usually open as a museum, but is currently closed. The grounds are open, and are rather pretty.
Chibu
We didn't have time to visit Dozen's smallest inhabited island, with just 600 people and 600 cows. It appears to be little more than one, rather big hill. The main port, which appears to have very little, is on the north side of the island, though the main settlement is in the south. The island's best known tourist attraction are grand red cliffs, on the west coast. Presumably there's the chance to see some cows on the way there.
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2020.09.23 04:51 captrehtaeh My (35/f) ex friend's (32/f) daughter (11/f) texted me today after my ex friend abruptly cut contact 2 years ago. I miss her daughter so much it hurts

10 years ago, my sister (then 21, now 31/f) Shana, lived with her gf (then 21, now 31/f), her gf's best friend Autumn (then 22, now 32/f) and Autumn's at the time 1 year old Jemma (now 11). We all became good friends, and we were all quite enamored with Jemma. She was a sweet, cute, funny kid who we watched grow. SAutumn didn't have a great support system, and we became a close knit group.
By the time Jemma was 3, my mom had become a surrogate grandmother to Jemma. For the next 6 years, Jemma and Autumn were family to Shana my mom and I. They came to my family's for holidays. Jemma would spend weekends with me or my mom. Eventually Autumn married (Jemma's dad was never in the picture) and she had another daughter Willa with her husband. Autumn pulled back from our family to spend time with her husband's family, but we were still just as close to Jemma. We would take her to parks, fairs, museums, amusement parks, etc. Jemma changed me from never wanting kids to being sure I wanted them. I saw my personality traits reflected in her, and I felt pure joy in spending time with her. I loved showing her new things and new places. She loved dinosaurs so I took her to the natural history museum. She loved art so the two of us would paint together. She was such a light in our lives.
Autumn divorced her husband two years ago and abruptly started dating a guy we'll call Judas. Judas (unknown age/m) put ideas in Autumn's head about our relationship with them being weird bc we weren't family. Autumn pulled back and cut down on our contact with Jemma. Eventually, Judas became convinced my sister Shana and Autumn were having an affair bc Autumn is bisexual and my sister is gay. This was far from the truth and their relationship was never like that. Shana and Judas had a text fight about it, and Autumn cut all contact entirely. She blocked all of us. Wouldn't talk to any of her old friends. Wouldn't let us see our speak to Jemma.
It devestated us all. My mother especially who had built such a close bond with Jemma that she had her own toys and pets (Guinea pigs) and clothes at my moms house and spent nearly every other weekend there.
It's been two years. Jemma is 11 and has a phone. She called me today and we talked for so long. She also called my sister. We're texting now and Jemma keeps asking for pictures of my cats bc she misses them. I'm overjoyed but at a loss for how to move forward.
Autumn told Shana that Judas was abusive and she's breaking up with him. She said we could come see Jemma this weekend. My mother literally grieved the loss of Jemma and is afraid to lose her again. She's much more hesitant to move forward full speed ahead. She wants to wait to speak with Autumn in person before seeing or speaking with Jemma.
I've considered posting about this for a while because it hangs heavy on my heart that Jemma is no longer in our lives,but I knew there was nothing I could do about it. But what do I do now? Take advantage of this green light? What do I say if Jemma asks why we stopped seeing her for two years? What if Judas comes back into the picture? I know I can't trust Autumn at this point. It's there anything I can do to stop Jemma from being pulled away from us again. Rationally, I know there isn't, but it feels so unfair.
Tl;Dr: My ex-friends daughter started texting me after cutting all contact two years ago, and I'm not sure how to proceed.
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2020.09.22 23:53 theShowandMe Analyzing my Ranked Seasons Box Scores... pt. 2 (With spray charts?!)

Analyzing my Ranked Seasons Box Scores... pt. 2 (With spray charts?!)
Hi everyone, I hope you are doing well. If you are still on this subreddit this late in the game, you are a champion! Keep up the grind!
So far this year I have shared a few tools with the community and they have been a huge success. I have received great feedback from many of you. For those who have commented on my posts or shared with me, thank you so much!
If you are not familiar with those posts, here are a few links for you to check out:
Analyzing my Ranked Seasons Box Scores... pt 1: Box Scores... I suck with Mantle
Analyzing Pack History pt.2: Pack History
Flipping to Mantle in 11 Days: I really did this... Insanity
You Say RNG... I say... : My rant about RNG

This post will mainly focus on what I have been thinking about recently in terms of extending my ranked seasons box scores tool.
In my previous post, I was focused mostly on individual performances in the box scores... For example, when my order is Mickey-Trout-Ruth, how do those guys do? What are my 3 hole hitters hitting this year? Where is the best spot for Didi, etc. It has been very valuable to me when setting up my lineups. Please check out that post for more details!
This time, I want to focus on what is actually happening in the game... and if I can plot the location of balls in play! Is it doable? Sort of...
So, we start here at our friendly page of our game history. We land here in our script and loop over all the pages, stripping out the game ids and generating urls
https://preview.redd.it/orw5lamjqro51.png?width=1768&format=png&auto=webp&s=d39c7de0a4d1985ee487c1334cc4bd5095d0cb01

Once we land on a game, you get presented with the box score and game summary page, like so...

https://preview.redd.it/408nshopqro51.png?width=1483&format=png&auto=webp&s=ad0718fa2472ab0d96835fa924778b86c68ddb92
Well, we are actually interested in the game summary details!

https://preview.redd.it/7l14v5wuqro51.png?width=1884&format=png&auto=webp&s=7204b2d6e0981a0dfa318d8db22042c73626d161

I loop over the text and extract the innings where I am hitting... and strip out all of the unique events and formulating exactly what happened (home run, double, line out, etc.). I can derive the general location (position of player or direction (left, center, right fields). This gives me a general starting point for mapping the balls.
I plot general locations of positions and set +/- functions to give the locations some variance to make the balls "spray" across the field.

https://preview.redd.it/9dqlrlferro51.png?width=439&format=png&auto=webp&s=b0d55be6c84349fc1df836684bf85399a26026de


https://preview.redd.it/ixm20mugrro51.png?width=1012&format=png&auto=webp&s=8dfef5bd1bfa4b7d75341f1df450070786624ea6

Plotting the data looks a little messy simply because I do not have actual coordinates of the balls, and there is no reference guide to work off (COME ON SDS, THIS IS A PRETTY SWEET ENHANCEMENT REQUEST, AY?). If someone is well versed enough in setting up the math to smooth the curvature of balls to make it look more natural, please let me know.
Just imagine if you could get a spray chart of all balls across the field for a single player, to see trends and tendencies...
Statcast provides this, but they also have official scorers marking the locations of balls for every single play and very advanced equipment. For example, look at this (link to query on baseball savant. This was my inspiration... but obviously I can not recreate this. It represents all balls in play in the month of September (so far)
https://preview.redd.it/4jcpk2nqrro51.png?width=1308&format=png&auto=webp&s=8ed9520c648fe42258b75617757884d1d1d610ab
I took data for a game at Yankee stadium not too long ago and wrote an algorithm to convert those 250x250 grid coordinates to actual real world projected coordinates in the Bronx... check this out

https://preview.redd.it/mqmp8ynnsro51.png?width=1918&format=png&auto=webp&s=46f65282291a9d1cf469080d03f38215bea291c1

Let me know your thoughts on this. Would spray charts be useable? How would you use them? Do you think SDS could implement something like this? I sure do! As long as they define the coordinate space and can give us X,Y locations, it would be a lot of fun to analyze batted balls!
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2020.09.22 19:33 Raizolder The Chronicles of Wrath: The Beginning

Welp, guess I’m really doing this. Not the best way to start a story, I know, but it’s mine, so I’ll do whatever I want. My wife Eleonora thinks this is a bad idea to say the least, and I can’t honestly say that I disagree with her. But that hasn’t stopped me before, so what the hell? I know I’m rambling a bit, and that’ll happen sometimes, so try and bear with me. I’ll start with the story in a second, but first I need to make some things clear.
1: My story is an extremely violent one, so if you can't stand gore, leave now.
2: As my name implies, I’ve done so many terrible things that I won’t even try to count them all. So there will be times where I see more like the villain than the hero, so keep that in mind.
3: I will only apologize for the things I actually feel bad about doing. You’ll understand that part further down the line.
But enough of me prattling on about the present, you came here for my past, so let's get started shall we? Oh, excuse me my manners, I haven’t even properly introduced myself. My name is Jason Ettore Spade. Welcome to my nightmare.
The year is 1665. The place is a little town in Arizona named “Dreadworth”, a town founded October 31, 1500, and burnt to the ground one hundred and sixty six years later to the date. It’s not in any official records or on any maps, because this town was unique. Besides having the weirdest name ever, it was hidden deep within an alcove within the Grand Canyon, so it was perpetually night all day, every day. And, most importantly all 846 residents were either supernatural creatures or directly connected to them. If you were a drifter at the time, and happened to wander in, it would look like a normal town, despite it’s strange location. But after an hour or two, you’d begin to notice a few oddities, like how the signs in the windowsill of the general store said things like “25% off all A positive blood”, or “Half off on all non human skin leather products”. Or if you stopped by the county jail, you would see how, along with a metal bench that doubled as a bed, there was an old wooden coffin, just resting against the wall. Or if you stopped by The Graveyard Inn, you would hear things such as a wolf’s howl, or gag at the scent of rotting flesh, blood, sulfur, and seawater that always lingers in the air of the dining room and lobby.
If you were still set on sticking around after all of that, you were likely to head to the local saloon to drown yourself in denial and liquor. And if the name “Haven of Purgatory” didn’t make you decide that the smart thing to do was to turn tail and run, you would walk inside, and realize two things. The first revelation would be the fact that there was no way to deny that Dreadworth was far from normal. The second thing would be that you would only be leaving Dreadworth alive, and it was if you turned tail right then and ran as far and as fast you could, and prayed nobody had seen, sensed, or smelled you. But statistically, you would’ve been lucky to leave AFTER you died, if you could leave at all. The most likely scenario would be you ending up on the dinner menu at the inn if you were a human, or a new resident of the Graveyard if you were anything else that wasn’t edible and/or accepted.
If you were lucky enough to be a being that landed in the “Freshly Dreaded” group, which was the sweet spot between the “dinner” and “dead” categories, the townsfolk would enthusiastically greet you, buy you a drink of your choice, and welcome you into the community. As for who, or rather what, you would be greeted by, it was a sight to behold. Inside the Haven, you would be greeted by a sea of skin, fur, and scaled cryptids of all shapes and sizes.
You see, Dreadwood was a town built by monsters, for monsters, so they could live out there days in peace, and the population was a mix of all kinds. There were the classics such as vampires, witches, ghosts, demons, fallen angels, and therianthropes, which, scientifically speaking, is the familia category for humans with animalistic attributes, such as: werewolves. Then there were the creatures from myths, like genies, lamias, harpies, sirens, dullahan, drakaina, witches, and shapeshifters. And just to avoid confusion, if you’ve seen the show Supernatural, the way cryptids are portrayed is surprisingly accurate, and if you haven’t seen it, then start binging, it’ll help you understand a decent amount of my tale. In fact, the show is essentially a guidebook for monster hunters, excluding the hierarchy in hell of course. And before anyone asks, yes, Jefferson Starships are very real, and alive. Though everyone else calls them Purgers, because that’s what they do: they purge entire species from existence.
Where was I? Oh yeah, the population. So while the town was mostly filled with regular monsters, there was also a large variety of hybrids, ranging from psychic vampires, to things that hadn’t been seen or heard of in history, like a psychic purger, or a mix between a fallen angel and a genie. As for me, I’m a cross between an archangel and a vampire. Or rather, I was, since I became a demon after my death, but that story is for later. My father was the sheriff, named Johnothan Ettore, who, according to him, was the second most powerful vampire in the entire world. This wasn’t entirely impossible, since he had ridiculous healing capabilities, not to mention he could transform into a bat or fog, and rumor was he was a direct descendant of one of the most famous vampires of all time, Dracula. So among vampires, my father is considered to be a celebrity. A fact that came in handy on the night of September 27, 1665.
I worked security for the place, which entailed making sure all fights stayed outside, the staff were not being harassed by the patrons, and my favorite part, kick out any unruly customers by any means needed. As usual, the place was packed, so I kept watch by the door, hat low, my flannel jersey and matching pants camouflaging me among the hickory colored walls, and my dual wield custom made revolvers at the ready. I remember distinctly I was eyeing a genie and her siren friend at the right end of the bar who had been there since noon, who both seemed rowdy, and like they were trying to flirt with me. Before I could decide whether I should ask them to leave with me for work or pleasure, a newcomer walked through the door. The guy was standing at 6’6” tall, wearing what appeared to be a bounty hunters outfit, complete with a bandana, leather boots, and an ammo belt for the revolver he had hoisted on his right leg. He had this way about him, like he was the toughest guy around and knew it. Ordinarily I wouldn’t have paid him too much mind, but thing was, the second he walked in, everybody went silent, like he actually was the toughest guy around.
He wasted no time walking up to the bar and ordering a mug of o negative blood. The bartender, a shapeshifter that went by Charlotte, quickly moved to pour the man his drink, shaking like a leaf in a tornado. She was around 5’5”, with platinum blond hair that went to her waist, wearing your typical barmaid outfit for the time, and she looked like she had seen the Devil himself. Another thing about Charlotte was that she was the best smuggler in town.While nobody could actually prove it, she could get you anything you wanted, for the right price, ranging from some firewood from the next town over to live humans, and if you had the cash, magical weapons capable of mass destruction. Given her reaction to the stranger, I assumed this had something to do with that business, and decided to wait and see what happened in hopes of having enough to press charges. I told Roy, a waiter who kept me up to speed on the going on of the bar when it was packed, to fetch my father, to enhance the legal credibility of any action taken.’
It was the moment that Roy stepped out the door that things went from zero to ten at the bar. As Charlotte was setting down the new guy's drink, he stood up, grabbed her by the throat with one hand, the drink with his other, and slammed the poor girl against the leftmost wall. After finishing the drink in a single go, he spoke in a deep, commanding voice.
“We had a deal Charlotte” accused the stranger. Charlotte, reasonably terrified, responded with a shaky voice, “I’m sorry Danny, I don’t know what happened. I told them not to open it, and by the time I found out what they did, it was to late, I swear”
The pissed smuggler, named “Danny” sighed, and putting the mug down, responded with “I don’t care about that, what I care about is the fact that I was promised that my purchase was to remain untouched until my arrival. How do expect me to let that go, considering the amount of damage done”
His voice remained calm, cool, and collected, his grip on her throat firm. I made my move to interfere, but was stopped by a single look from Charlotte. A look that said that while she was scared for her life, she was even more scared of actually pissing the guy off. I gave a subtle nod, indicating that I was at the ready if things got out of control.
“Please Danny, I swear on my Mamma’s grave that those responsible have been dealt with, and that you’ll be compensated accordingly, just please don’t hurt me” she begged.
Danny seemed to consider it for a moment, and said “As much as I appreciate the thought and effort, I’m afraid that I simply can’t indulge that desire. I do have a reputation to uphold. Since it’s clear that you went to great measures to remedy the situation, I’ll do you just and make this quick”
He pulled a knife from the belt he was wearing and put it to her throat, stating “see you on the other side sweetheart”
Before he could even think about trying anything, I drew my own weapon and fired off a shot so fast his eyes nearly fell out trying to keep track. “Not so fast now Danny boy, it’s my job to keep her safe, regardless of her supposed “transgressions”, so if you wanna walk outta here alive, I suggest you drop the knife and let the girl go”
The entire room was watching us, waiting to see what was about to happen. Danny, to his credit, appeared to be unphased by the new circumstances. He looked at me, then at Charlotte, then at my gun, then back to Charlotte, and said “very well, have it your way. It’s your funeral though, I’m warning you”
I chuckled, responding with “you can’t kill what’s already dead mate” and gestured with my pistol for him to head outside.
Danny grinned, revealing sharp fangs, still stained red from the blood he drank when he arrived. “I’m going to enjoy gutting you boy.” And to the bartender, a demon by the name of Gray, “for your troubles. If you ever need anything, just burn it and I’ll be there”.
Moving to restrain him, I looked at the item in question that Gray had received, and it was, of all things, a business card. It was blood red, and on one side, in black, was a pentagram. And on the other side, in bold font, were four words that would completely shatter my entire world. Five simple letters, and yet, looking back, they carried the weight of a god. In gold colored text, all capitalized, was the word that would end up being my saving grace. Me, being me, chuckled, and said “So, “Wrath”, what is it you do exactly for a profession?”
Danny, Wrath, looked at me, shocked that I was making a joke out of him, and gaped. At that moment, my father walked in, and deciding to let the suspect stew a little, I passed Danny on to dear old dad. Moments later, they were out the door, and I was looking at Gray, silently asking him if he was all right. In response, and still horrified by the whole ordeal, slid the card to me, and said “Take it”. Knowing that was the best I was gonna get out of him, I obliged, slipping it into my pocket before heading out to catch up with my dad. Just before I left, I looked at Charlotte and said, “You and I are gonna have a nice, long chat about what happened there, we clear?”
Nodding vigorously, and looking a mix of relieved and grateful, gave me a key, and said “His delivery is in the crate out in the alley behind the bar. Open it, and it’ll give you everything you need to get what you want.”
A bit perplexed, and extremely curious, I nodded, and decided to find the crate. Following Charlotte's directions exactly, I went around the bar, and into the alleyway. As I approached, I noticed that I could faintly hear what sounded like voices.
“Come on, hurry up and open it already.” Said that first voice, clearly impatience with whoever was in charge of opening what was probably the crate I was after.
A second voice responded with “I’m trying man, but it’s like the lid is welded shut. If we could take it home with us, I…”
“Not happening pipsqueak, so either make do with what you got, or get out of the way so I can blast it open.” A third voice, most likely the leader of the trio, angrily retorted with. Based on the low pitch and low pitch of the voices, I gathered that these guys were most likely over five hundred years old minimum, and given how it was only three of them, they weren’t working with a larger group of some kind, and given their attitudes, it was fair to assume that they were something that only resembled human beings physically. And given the way they were talking, they knew what was in that box and who owns it. With that information, I armed myself with the necessary equipment: Holy water, crosses, demon forged knives, and salt.
“Figures demons would be involved with that sicko.” I thought to myself, as I edged closer to them to try and get the jump on them. As I moved closer, I could see that I was right. They appeared to be shadows condensed into the shape of a person. The one in charge of opening the thing was shorter than his compatriots. The second, who I could tell was the “muscle” of the group, towered over the others, with what would have been large, bulging muscles, if he had skin or an actual body. As for the leader of the group, he stood tall and proud, standing at around 5’6” and was clearly losing what little patience he had overall.
“Wait, I got it!! Gimme a hand here you two, the sooner we get the meat sack out of here, the sooner we get paid!” Exclaimed Shorty.
“Meat sack?” I thought to myself. “So that means that whatever this “Danny” guy paid for, it was living, most likely human. And if that’s true, then these guys…” I stopped myself from following that train of thought any further, the possibilities to vile for me to even fathom them would stain my soul. Before I could decide whether I would slice them into tiny pieces or just rip them apart with my bare hands, I heard the snap of breaking would.
With a resounding THUD, the lid landed on the ground, giving way to whatever poor soul was trapped inside. Knowing that their attention would be on the person they were trying to kidnap, I stepped out of the shadows, drew my knives, and expertly threw one of them into Shorty, right at the point where the brainstem connects to the spinal cord. Once he hit the ground, I charged right in, moving to take down the strongman next. Noticing that they were down a man, they turned towards me, and the meathead reacted first, throwing a right punch straight at me. I sidestepped to the left, pulled out another knife, and stabbed it right into his arm. As he screamed out in pain, I ran in close, and slashed his throat with the knife in my left hand.
And as suddenly as the commotion had started, it stopped. The head honcho and I stared at each other, him unsure of what to make of me, and I unsure as to my next move. Should I kill him? Capture him? Interrogate him and then kill him? Before I could decide, the bossman, quick on the draw and taking advantage of my indecisiveness, drew his own pistol, and fired a shot that hit me square between the eyes. Crying out in pain, I stumbled backwards, and tripped on the corpse of the meathead, and landed on my back.
Deciding to take his time, the gang leader holstered his weapon, and walked toward me slowly. Once he was close enough, he started looking me over, no doubt trying to figure out who I was.
“Oh, now I get it.” He said in an amused tone. “Your Johnny’s kid, aintchya?”
Since I was still in an intense amount of pain, I simply let my cries of pain answer him for me. Luckily enough though, whoever this guy was had shot me with regular silver bullets, so while it hurt like hell, it wouldn’t kill me. But the issue was, my newest friend also knew this information, and most likely had something that could kill me. My suspicions were confirmed when he pulled out a machete the length of a human arm, and sharp enough to cut through bone.
“You know kid, I always thought that you’d have something to do with my death. Just never figured that something would be my killing you and being hunted down like a dog. Though I’m not complaining, you’ve killed a lot of my men after all, not to mention your pops has been a pain in my ass ever since he became Transylvania’s ambassador in Hell. Them's the breaks though. Ah well.”
Groaning, and trying to buy myself some time, I turned myself into mist, letting the bullet still lodged in my skull falling to the ground. But given the fact that I barely had the strength to stand, let alone run away, I quickly fell back onto my ass. Though curing my headache was a right improvement. I rolled over, pulling out another knife, getting ready to finish this fight.
“You know, there is the possibility that you don’t kill me, and hightail it out of town. Then everyone wins.” I grunted out between coughing fits.
Before he could respond, I rolled back onto my back, and chucked the knife I was holding right into his forehead. Guess he wasn’t as thick headed as I though, since it went cleanly through and out the other side. Instead of falling over, though, he simply turned to mist and vanished into the night.
“Well, that could’ve been better. Now then, let's see who exactly is worth all this trouble.” I said to myself. As I moved to the spot where Shorty’s corpse still laid, I noticed just how large the crate was. It appeared that it could hold a young adult, with a maximum height of 6’2”. They also most likely had wings of some kind, given the slits in each side of the box to let the occupant stretch them out without damaging the crate. Confident that the danger had passed, I made to extract whoever was stuck in there. That was, until I heard a rustling noise, as if someone was shifting their weight. Realizing that if Danny was who he claimed to be, then whoever he took such great lengths to acquire might be extremely dangerous, and therefore should be treated as such. With this in mind, I drew my pistol in my left hand, and grabbed one of the knives I had left on the ground in my left. Moving slowly and deliberately, I went to look inside the container.
As I peeked inside, I found a sight that I never expected in a million years. What I found was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen in my entire life, completely naked, and with a set of black, leathery wings. And it was at that moment, with this strange girl as my witness, I asked a question that I would regret having answered for the rest of my life.
“Tell me God, what kind of crazy mess have I gotten myself into now?”
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We provide you with the most comprehensive online hockey knowledge. In this essay, we spent decades collecting information on the best hockey sticks on the market in 2020.
But it is impossible to experiment with each one of them personally with yourself by using hundreds of hockey sticks for sale. We decided to take the pressure out of your decision and let you know what the right equipment is to keep you in the top position.
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Bauer Supreme 2S Hockey Stick

The Bauer Supreme 2S is famous for its power and efficiency. The 2S is fitted with Advanced Carbon Layering, which helps minimize weight without reducing durability.
A new characteristic of the 2S is the extension, which increases the shaft life and bending power of Bauer’s Duraflex resin. Look no further than 2S if you are finding a twig that you are strongly inclined to produce full power.
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Bauer’s brand new Supreme 2S Pro Grip Senior Hockey Stick was launched in 2018. The Supreme stick line-up includes the primary ACL, DuraFlex Resin enhancements, and different weight cuts to provide the best Supreme Stick ever.
Smart, Bauer has retained its typical Supreme colorway, yellow and black, offering a majestic look at the ice. The 2S Pro Grip has subtle black and platinum accents on the top hand position, which fill a significant mark of the Supreme Word in yellow.
The latest 2S Pro logo is gold just under the bottom side. Bauer ends with its classic Bauer logo on both ends of the bottom of the stick in a chrome finish.
With their typical griptac sensation, Bauer went to the Supreme 2S Pro Grip. Griptac provides the best grip so that you always have control over your stick, but also easy enough to take one hand easily. Bauer’s square shaft architecture is combined with Griptac.
This specific design gives the players a thicker feel for supreme feeling and explosive shots.
Bauer has stuck to the Supreme 2S Pro Hockey Stick with its Monocomp technology. This method eliminates unnecessary materials and the fusion point of the stick and blade, which transforms the Supreme 2S Pro into a real unit handle. This design helps you to load your shots faster and much more consistently.
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Bauer went around the shaft with TeXtreme carbon fiber, but they added DuraFlex resin to the inside to make it more durable and lightweight, weighing 415 grams, five grams slightly lighter than last year’s highest-end model.
Bauer added a referencing layer to his blade, and his Renewcore sword was incorporated with eLASTech new tech. It is a restructuring of the placement of carbon fiber, which helps to make the puck feel longer and more durable.
The Senior Hockey Stick Bauer Supreme 2S Pro Grip features the Bauer Maximum Power Kick technology, which increases energy transmission from the wave to the blade for as tough shots as possible. This stick is ideal for players who like to take big blowjobs and tough one-time shots.
The Supreme 2S Pro is their new stick to date with Bauer’s refurbished blade and the inclusion of DuraFlex resin. The Bauer Supreme 2S Hockey Stick is absolutely for you if You are looking for a stick that gives the toughest shot possible coupled with a lightweight!

CCM RibCor Trigger 4 Pro Hockey Stick

The CCM RibCor Trigger 4 Pro is another new twig that has been first released in the 2019-20 season. Mainly due to a steep bending point in the center of the shaft, the fast release of the trigger 4 Pro. The shaft reduces the more you go down in rigidity.
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It can be challenging to select the right one with all of the sharp sticks commercially available. Not only are several versions available, but it can also be a challenge to curve and flex. It is a vital move to select the correct flex.
If a player chooses a too soft or too rigid stick, they can not efficiently charge the stick. This chart has been generated with two primary parameters, weight and height, to guide players.
The RibCor Trigger 4 Hockey Stick by CCM Hockey is brand new in the 2019-2020 season. The Trigger 4 Pro Stick is CCM ‘s fastest stick up to now with critical changes to shaft geometry and blade!
As far as appearance is concerned, the famous black and green colorway is on the RibCor Trigger 4 Pro Hockey Stick. The top three of the shaft is in black with the classic white-branded CCM logo. In the center of the pipe is a shimmering, bright green design followed by the RibCor green logo in green on the lower third part of the shaft.
The trigger stick line for CCM is designed for players who look for the fastest possible release, and the hockey stick of the RibCor Trigger 4 Pro is no exception.
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The middle quarter of the shaft decreases progressively with the stiff flexing point at the center of the shaft. This design maximizes the loading ease, allowing players to shoot pucks as fast as possible while retaining good shooting power.
The new Asymmetric Taper at the lower quarter of the shaft is a further change in the release speed. This asymmetric design, designed in-house in the CCM ‘s Performance Lab, has a concave sidewall in the internal surface of the stick with a convex shape on the outer side.
The hollow type works with the softer flex together, enhancing the release speed. The curved convex form on the outer surface reduces rotary motion during the shooting process and improves precision, feel and control!
Thanks to the Sigmatex technology, the RibCor Trigger 4 Pro Hockey Stick is equally durable. This is a process of high voltage weaving of the carbon fibers on the stick’s shaft, which significantly improves the strength to weight of the bat. The RibCor Trigger 4 Pro is, therefore, both incredibly powerful and robust with no overall weight sacrifice.
The X-Flow technology will help to shift even more weight away from the RibCor Trigger 4 Pro Hockey Stick. This is an excessive resin and void molding process on the shaft interior that helps to increase shaft strength, stability, and longevity while leading to a decrease of the club weight.

Warrior Covert QRE Hockey Stick

Covert QRE was released in 2018. However, it still lists us. Warrior took care in the creation of a twig with a lower power and a taper to maximize the release of a super-fast shot. If you are looking for a sparkly, durable, and responsive, the Warrior Covert QRE is an optimal option.
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New Warrior Covert QRE SL Grip Hockey Stick for the 2018 season. This Warrior is the new stick to be optimized for lightning-rapid shot release due to the reduced weight and revamped appearance and an improved taper.
The SL in the name means super light, which fits because it is imposing in weight of 400 grams. The Warrior QRE Hockey Stick has also changed style wisely, along with its lighter look than its successor. While the design and graphics are the same as that of the covered QREdge, Warrior now uses gray and silver over its blue colors, and uses smoother orange accents, thus giving the stick a generally darker and more stylish appearance.
With its True1 Phantom nature, Warrior has moved to the creation of the Covert QRE SL Senior. This means the whole shaft is a one-piece construction! It is combined with the Minimus 1200 Carbon Fiber inside, which decreases weight but also extends the lifespan of the Covert QRE SL Stick.
And Warrior layered the carbon fibers, cutting 16 grams away from the QREdge, on this ring. Such two features combine to offer a lighter, longer-lasting and sensitive stick to players than ever.
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For their new cover QRE SL Senior, Warrior went for a textured handle. Their right side walls were fused with rounded corners. The Warrior Covert stick range is intended to unleash one of the fastest, if not the fastest.
There is no other Covert QRE SL Stick. It is thanks to the latest 3D Edge Taper from Warrior. This taper pushes versatile energy through the hosel providing quick releases of lightning on your shots and remains fatally accurate.
The revamped taper of the QRE SL Senior Hockey Stick is followed by the blade made from SoftCore X Foam Core. This is a 20% lighter material than its predecessor, more responsive.
They also apply their Twin-Spar Blade structure, which uses two support structures for carbon fiber to reinforce the blade and increase longevity and durability. Warrior’s famous low kick point features the Covert QRE SL Senior. This stick is designed for players who fire rapidly around the hash marks.

TRUE AX9 Hockey Stick

The highly advanced one-piece actual AX9 hockey stick, the latest one in 2020, enables players to get their shots from anywhere on the ice at an incredibly fast lightning pace.
The lightweight technology from Fibershield offers outstanding durability and balance, and the composite materials from carbon are designed to maximize impact strength and response.
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The shaft is made with a quality and advanced shooting technique for compression. The stick has a matt finish for the upper handle, while the light, sturdy blade is twisted and has a high-end carbon fabric wrap.
The new True elite stick is intended for competitive people who require superior balance and rockscape feeling. It is a great weapon, products in a range of lengths, curves, and flexes for those who choose pace over strength when unloading their shots.

Warrior Alpha DX SL Hockey Stick

The Warrior Alpha DX SL Stick is a sleek, one-piece stick and flexible and comes with Sabre Taper bridges to guide and shoot the puck. This abrasion-resistant platform is developed with each shot to maximize energy flow and is constructed with a flat weave carbon fiber lightweight Minimus 1400D for high performance, usability, and durability.
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The shaft and blade are wholly moulded without contact or fusion point and have a low starting point for an effective release phase and quick reloading. However, the particular ergo shape of the shaft offers excellent torsional stability for the utmost precision.
The stick is equipped with increased texture areas and a tacky grip to improve hand-to-hitting. The recently developed polyester resin-reinforced lightweight polymer blade strengthens the carbon cover supports the rubber feel and durability.
The Warrior Alpha DX SL stick is available in 3 separate flexes (55, 75, and 85) and two lengths (57 and 60 inches). It is one of the cheapest hockey stubs on the market, but it gives excellent value to the middle and the senior elite.

Conclusion

We hope you have been supported by our list of the top hockey sticks as you look for quality equipment to keep you at the top of its game. If you have used some of the material that we have checked, please leave us with a comment and ask any questions. We love to interact with you, and your question might even be the topic of our next blog post!
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